A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Allowances and demand of Staff Side

A revisit to 7th Pay Commission recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances.

It is widely expected that the committee formed by the Govt to study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on all allowances payable to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel will be submitting its report soon.

In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.

Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission,

  • 12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions
  • 52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished
  • 36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one.
  • 12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change.

Remaining Allowances have been retained but with some changes.

 

Sl.
Name
of the Allowance
Recommendation
1
Accident Allowance
Not included in the report.
2
Acting Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3
Aeronautical Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
4
Air Despatch Pay
Abolished.
5
Air Steward Allowance
Abolished.
6
Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
7
Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)
Not included in the report.
8
Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities
Not included in the report.
9
Annual Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more
categories.
10
Antarctica Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11
Assisting Cashier Allowance
Abolished.
12
ASV Allowance
Abolished.
13
Bad Climate Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough
Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed
Risk and Hardship Matrix.
14
Bhutan Compensatory Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15
Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16
Book Allowance Retained.
Status Quo to be maintained.
17
Breach of Rest Allowance
Not included in the report.
18
Breakdown Allowance
Abolished.
19
Briefcase Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20
Camp Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Territorial Army Allowance.
21
Canteen Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
22
Caretaking Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23
Cash Handling Allowance
Abolished.
24
Children Education Allowance (CEA)
Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25
CI Ops Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
26
Classification Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
27
Clothing Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28
Coal Pilot Allowance
Abolished
29
COBRA Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30
Command Allowance
Abolished
31
Commando Allowance
Abolished
32
Commercial Allowance
Abolished
33
Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for
PBORs.
34
Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35
Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)
Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to
some more categories.
36
Condiment Allowance
Abolished.
37
Constant Attendance Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
38
Conveyance Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39
Cooking Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
40
Cost of Living Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41
Court Allowance
Abolished.
42
Cycle Allowance
Abolished.
43
Daily Allowance Retained.
Rationalized.
44
Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45
Dearness Allowance (DA)
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46
Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47
Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48
Desk Allowance
Abolished.
49
Detachment Allowance
Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50
Diet Allowance
Abolished.
51
Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
52
Dual Charge Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53
Educational Concession
Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more
categories.
54
Electricity Allowance
Abolished.
55
Entertainment Allowance
for Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56
Entertainment Allowance
in Indian Railways            Abolished.
57
Extra Duty Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58
Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59
Family HRA Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60
Family Planning Allowance
Abolished.
61
Field Area Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
62
Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63
Fixed Monetary Compensation
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64
Flag Station Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65
Flight Charge Certificate Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66
Flying Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67
Flying Squad Allowance
Abolished.
68
Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
69
Funeral Allowance
Abolished.
70
Ghat Allowance
Not included in the report.
71
Good Service
Good Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a
factor of 2.25.
72
Haircutting Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal
Maintenance Allowance.
73
Handicapped Allowance
Abolished.
74
Hard Area Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75
Hardlying Money
Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per
Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76
Headquarters Allowance
Abolished.
77
Health and Malaria Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78
High Altitude Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
79
Higher Proficiency Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive
for Civilians.
80
Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians
Retained. Rationalized.
81
Holiday Compensatory Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82
Holiday Monetary Compensation
Retained. Rationalized.
83
Hospital Patient Care Allowance
Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85
Hutting Allowance
Abolished.
86
Hydrographic Survey Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
87
Initial Equipment Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88
Instructional Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by Training Allowance.
89
Internet Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
90
Investigation Allowance
Abolished.
91
Island Special Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92
Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
93
Kilometreage Allowance
(KMA)   Not
included in the report.
94
Kit Maintenance Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Dress Allowance.
95
Language Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
96
Language Award
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
97
Language Reward and Allowance
Abolished.
98
Launch Campaign Allowance
Abolished.
99
Leave Travel Concession (LTC)
Retained. Rationalized.
100
Library Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101
MARCOS and Chariot Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102
Medal Allowance
Retained.
103
Messing Allowance
Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey
of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104
Metropolitan Allowance
Abolished.
105
Mileage Allowance
for journeys by road       Retained.
106
Mobile Phone Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
107
Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108
National Holiday Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
109
Newspaper Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
110
Night Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
111
Night Patrolling Allowance
Abolished.
112
Non-Practicing Allowance
(NPA)    Retained. Rationalized
by a factor of 0.8.
113
Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
114
Nursing Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
115
Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces
Abolished.
116
Officiating Allowance
Not included in the report.
117
Operation Theatre Allowance
Abolished.
118
Orderly Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119
Organization Special Pay
Abolished.
120
Out of Pocket Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121
Outfit Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122
Outstation (Detention) Allowance
Not included in the report.
123
Outstation (Relieving) Allowance
Not included in the report.
124
Out-turn Allowance
Abolished.
125
Overtime Allowance (OTA)
Abolished.
126
Para Allowances
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127
Para Jump Instructor Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
128
Parliament Assistant Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
129
PCO Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
130
Post Graduate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
131
Professional Update Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more
categories.
132
Project Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133
Qualification Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more
categories.
134
Qualification Grant
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135
Qualification Pay
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136
Rajbhasha Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137
Rajdhani Allowance
Abolished.
138
Ration Money Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
139
Refreshment Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140
Rent Free Accommodation
Abolished.
141
Reward for Meritorious Service
Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142
Risk Allowance
Abolished.
143
Robe Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144
Robe Maintenance Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Dress Allowance.
145
Savings Bank Allowance
Abolished.
146
Sea Going Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147
Secret Allowance
Abolished.
148
Shoe Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Dress Allowance.
149
Shorthand Allowance
Abolished.
150
Shunting Allowance
Not included in the report.
151
Siachen Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
152
Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
153
Soap Toilet Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in
Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
154
Space Technology Allowance
Abolished.
155
Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with
Disabilities
Retained. Enhanced by 100%.
156
Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers
Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157
Special Appointment Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158
Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance
Abolished.
159
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible
employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II
or III.
160
Special DOT Pay
Abolished.
161
Special Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162
Special Forces Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163
Special Incident
Investigation Security Allowance Retained.
Rationalized.
164
Special LC Gate Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165
Special NCRB Pay
Abolished.
166
Special Running Staff Allowance
Retained. Extended to some more categories.
167
Special Scientists’ Pay
Abolished.
168
Specialist Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
169
Spectacle Allowance
Abolished.
170
Split Duty Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
171
Study Allowance
Abolished.
172
Submarine Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173
Submarine Duty Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1
of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174
Submarine Technical Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175
Subsistence Allowance
Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176
Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments
Abolished.
177
Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme
Court Registry
Abolished.
178
Sunderban Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location
Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and
Hardship Matrix.
179
TA Bounty
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the
newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180
TA for Retiring Employees
Retained. Rationalized.
181
TA on Transfer
Retained. Rationalized.
182
Technical Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed
by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183
Tenure Allowance
Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
184
Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185
Training Allowance
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended
to some more categories.
186
Training Stipend
Abolished.
187
Transport Allowance (TPTA)
Retained. Rationalized.
188
Travelling Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
189
Treasury Allowance
Abolished.
190
Tribal Area Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location
Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and
Hardship Matrix.
191
Trip Allowance
Not included in the report.
192
Uniform Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Dress Allowance.
193
Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
194
Vigilance Allowance
Abolished.
195
Waiting Duty Allowance
Not included in the report.
196
Washing Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed
Dress Allowance.

Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) demands in respect of Allowances payable to Central Government Employees

(a) Retain the rate of house rent allowance in place of the recommendation of the Commission to reduce it.

(b) Restructure the transport allowance into two slabs at Rs. 7500 and 3750 with DA thereof removing all the stipulated conditions.

(c) Fixed conveyance allowance: This allowance had no DA component at any stage.. This allowance must be enhanced to 2.25 times with 25% DA thereon as and when the DA crosses 50%.

(d) Restore the island Special duty allowance and the Tripura Special compensatory remote locality allowance.

(e) The special duty allowance in NE Region should be uniform for all at 30%. {f) Overtime allowance whenever sanction must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.

(g) Cash handling/Treasury allowance. The assumption that every transaction in Government Departments are through the bank is not correct. There are officials entrusted to collect cash and therefore the cash handling allowance to be retained.

(h) Qualification Pay to be retained.

Restore:

(i) Small family norms allowances.

{j) Savings Bank allowance.

(k) Outstation allowance.

(1) P.O. & S. Accountants special allowance.

(m) Risk allowance.

(n) Break-down allowance.

(o) Night patrolling allowance.

(p) Special Compensatory hill area allowance.

(q) Special allowance for Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff.

(r) Restore the allowances abolished for the reason that it is either not reported or mentioned in the Report by the Commission.

(s) Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs 20,0001- p. a.

(t) Nursing Allowance to be raised to 2.25 times of Rs 4800/-.

(u) All fixed allowances must be raised to 2.25 times as per the principle enunciated by the Commission.

(v) The erroneous statement in Para 9.2.5 to be conected. Vide OM No. 1301 81112009-Estt (L) dated 22.07.2009, DOP, P&W, the leave period for Child adoption has been increased to 180 days.

Source:

1. 7th Pay Commission report

2. Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) Charter of Demands

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