7th Pay Commission Allowances approved by Govt – Final Decision on 197 Allowances

7th Pay Commission Allowances – A summary view on decision taken by Govt in respect of 197 Allowances – 7th Pay Commission Allowances which are Common and Prominent such as HRA, Transport Allowance, Dearness Allowance, Travelling Allowance, Daily Allowance on Tour, TA on Transfer etc, the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission have been accepted as such with slight modifications

Revision of 7th Pay Commission Allowances – How much it is beneficial to Central Government Employees ?

As most of the Allowances excepting a very few such as HRA, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, TA on Transfer, Daily Allowance on Tour etc are not common and specific to a particular department, cadre, and place of posting, quantum of net increase in Allowance can not be measured like increase in basic pay.

However, the common allowances discussed above have been increased mostly as recommended by 7th CPC.

1. Effect of merger of DA with Pay resulting in slightly over 100% increase in House Rent Allowance.

2. There is no increase in Transport Allowance.

3. Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy per month payable for the purpose of education and stay in hostel for the children of Central Government Employees have been increased by 1.5 times from Rs. 1500 to 2250 and from Rs. 4500 to Rs. 6750 respectively.

4. Family Planning Allowance has been abolished

Revision in respect of all the Allowances except Dearness Allowance, takes effect from 1st July 2016

In the meantime, Finance Ministry has issued Orders / Office Memorandums for implementing the revision of following Allowances with detailed instructions

7th Pay Commission HRA – Finance Ministry Office Memorandum issued

7th Pay Commission Transport Allowance for Central Government Employees – Finance Ministry Office Memorandum issued

7th Pay Commission Allowances implementation – Family Planning Allowance abolished

7th Pay Commission Non-Practicing Allowance for medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services

7th Pay Commission NPA – Non Practicing Allowance revised to 20% of 7th CPC Pay for Veterinary Posts

NoName of the AllowanceRecommendations
of the 7th CPC
Modifications
accepted by the Government
1Accident AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
2Acting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”Accepted
3Aeronautical AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
4Air Despatch PayAbolished.Accepted
5Air Steward AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
6Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
7Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)Not included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
8Allowance in Lieu of Running Room FacilitiesNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
9Annual AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
10.Antarctica AllowanceRetained.

Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9 and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly
proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix

To be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to
be paid on per day basis.Rates revised from ₹1125 per day to ₹1500 per day and from ₹1688 per day to ₹2000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.Team Leader to get 10% extra @ ₹1650 per day and ₹2200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively
11Assisting Cashier AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
12Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASV) AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
13Bad Climate AllowanceAbolished 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.Accepted
14Bhutan Compensatory AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
15Boiler Watch Keeping AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
16Book AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintainedAccepted
17Breach of Rest AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
18.Breakdown AllowanceAbolishedRetained. Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25. Rates revised from ₹120 – ₹300 per month to ₹270 – ₹675 per month
19Briefcase AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
20Camp AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.Accepted
21Canteen AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
22Caretaking AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”Accepted
23.Cash Handling AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in ₹, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash
handled
Sixth Central Pay Commission rates
(6th CPC)
Revised Rates
<=5 lakh230-600700
Over 5 lakh750-9001000
24Children Education Allowance (CEA)Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.Accepted.
25CI Ops Allowance Retained.Rationalized.Accepted
26Classification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
27Clothing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted.
28.Coal Pilot AllowanceAbolishedRetained.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹45 per trip to ₹102 for first trip and from ₹15 per trip to ₹34 for every subsequent trip.

29Command Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA)
Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
30Command AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
31Commando AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
32Commercial AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
33Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for Persons Below Officers Rank (PBORs).Accepted
34Compensatory (Construction or Survey) AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
35Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
36Condiment AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
37Constant Attendance AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
38Conveyance AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
39Cooking AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
40Cost of Living AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
41Court AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
42.Cycle AllowanceAbolishedRetained.

Existing rates of ₹90 per month doubled to ₹180 per month for Department of Posts and Railways.

To be retained in other Ministries/Departments where there is functional justification for any particular category of staff with the approval of Department of Expenditure.

43Daily AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.

All provisions will apply to Railways personnel
also.

Travelling Charges for Level -12 – 13 revised from ‘Non-AC Taxi charges up to 50 km to ‘AC taxi charges upto 50 Kms.’ and
for level 14 and above to be revised from ‘AC Taxi charges up to 50 km’ to ‘AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements’.Existing system of Daily allowance in the Ministry of Railways to continue.
44Daily Allowance on Foreign TraveRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
45Dearness Allowance (DA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.Not within the purview of the Committee.
46Deputation (Duty) Allowance for CiviliansRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
47Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence PersonnelRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
48Desk AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
49Detachment AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
50Diet AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
51Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant
Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
52Dual Charge AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”Accepted
53Educational ConcessionRetained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
54Electricity AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
55Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet SecretaryAbolished.Accepted
56Entertainment Allowance in Indian RailwaysAbolished.Accepted
57Extra Duty AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.Accepted
58Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for
PBORs.
Accepted
59Family HRA AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
60Family Planning AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
61Field Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
62Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.Existing rate of `500 per month revised to `1000
per month.
63.Fixed Monetary CompensationAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹50 to ₹115 for full beat and from ₹24 to ₹54 for sharing a beat.

64Flag Station AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance.Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Accepted
65Flight Charge Certificate AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.Accepted
66Flying AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
67Flying Squad AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
68Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.`Accepted
69.Funeral AllowanceAbolishedRetained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense’.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹6000 to ₹9000.

70Ghat AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion
between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
71Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge PayRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
72Hair cutting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.Accepted
73Handicapped AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
74Hard Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
75Har dying MoneyRetained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
76Headquarters AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
77Health and Malaria AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
78High Altitude AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
79Higher Proficiency AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.Accepted
80Higher Qualification Incentive for CiviliansRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
81.Holiday Compensatory AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday AllowanceNot to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence
Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
82Holiday Monetary CompensationRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
83.Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient
Care Allowance (PCA)
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.HPCA and PCA are admissible to ministerial staff as well on the premise that the entire hospital area carries the risk of
communicable diseases. This practice should be stopped and HPCA/PCA should be
admissible to only those employees who come in continuous and routine contact
with the patients.
Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCA/PCA as
per R1H3 (₹4100 for level 8 and below and ₹5300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
84.House Rent Allowance (HRA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:

(i) HRA shall not be less than ₹5,400 per month, ₹3,600 per month and ₹1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.

(ii) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when DA crosses
50%.

85Hutting AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
86Hydrographic Survey AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
87Initial Equipment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
88Instructional AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.Accepted
89Internet AllowanceRetained.Rationalized.Accepted
90Investigation AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
91Island Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
92Judge 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.Accepted
93Kilometreage Allowance (KMA)Not included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
94.Kit Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Subsumed in Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group (SPG) and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for SPG.
95Language AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
96Language AwardRetained.Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
97Language Reward and AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
98.Launch Campaign AllowanceAbolished.Retained. Existing rate multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.
99Leave Travel Concession (LTC)Retained. Rationalized.

One additional free railway warrant should be extended to all personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) and the
Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.

The recommendations of the 7th CPC on LTC are accepted without any change. However, keeping in view the fact that Indian
Navy personnel are not deployed for Field Duties, additional free Railway Warrant to Indian Coast Guard shall not be granted.
100Library AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.Accepted
101MARCOS and Chariot AllowanceRetained.Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
102Medal AllowanceRetained.Accepted
103Messing National Holiday AllowanceRetained for “floating staff” under Fishery
Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
Accepted
104Metropolitan AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
105Mileage Allowance for journeys by roadRetained.Accepted
106Mobile Phone AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
107Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry AwardsRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
108National Holiday AllowanceRetained.Enhanced by 50%Accepted
109Newspaper AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
110Night Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
111Night Patrolling AllowanceAbolished.Accepted.
112Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
113Nuclear Research Plant Support AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
114.Nursing AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.

115.Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forcesAbolishedAccepted
116Officiating AllowanceNot included in the reportRates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
117Operation Theatre AllowanceAbolishedRetained. Existing rate multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from ₹360 per month to ₹540 per month.
118Orderly AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
119Organization Special PayAbolished.Accepted
120Out of Pocket AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.Accepted
121Outfit AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted.
122Outstation (Detention) AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance.
123Outstation (Relieving) AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance.
124Out-turn AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
125.Overtime Allowance (OTA)Abolished except for operational staff and
industrial employees governed by statutory provisions.
Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of ‘operational staff’. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.
126Para AllowancesRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
127Para Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
128Parliament Assistant AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
129PCO AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
130Post Graduate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
131.Professional Update AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categoriesThis allowance to continue to be paid to non-gazetted staff of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE). Existing rate multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum
132Project AllowanceRetained.Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
133Qualification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
134Qualification AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel. Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.  Accepted

Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel

7 th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications that-

(i) this will not include Tier – II courses, and

(ii) courses will be reviewed by associating experts, including outside professionals and academicians by 31.12.2017.

135Qualification PayRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
136Rajbhasha AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”Accepted
137Rajdhani AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
138Ration Money AllowanceRetained. Rationalised.

Provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be
withdrawn

Provision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces shall be discontinued in peace areas. RMA shall continue to be paid to officers of Defence Forces posted in peace areas. The cash shall be credited directly into the bank accounts of officers..
139Refreshment AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
140Rent Free AccommodationAbolished.Accepted
141Reward for Meritorious ServiceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
142Risk AllowanceAbolishedRetained. Existing rate multiplied by 2.25. Rates revised from ₹60 per month to ₹135 per month.
143Robe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance. Accepted
144Robe Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
145Savings Bank AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
146Sea Going AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
147Secret AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
148Shoe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
149Shorthand AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
150Shunting AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance
151.Siachen AllowanceRetained.Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9 and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the
newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Rates revised from:

₹31500 to ₹42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and ₹21000 per month to ₹30000 per month for Level 8 and below

152Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.Accepted
153Soap Toilet AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.Accepted
154.Space Technology AllowanceAbolished.Retained.

Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.

155Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with DisabilitiesRetained. Enhanced by 100%.Accepted
156Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety
Officers
Retained.Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
157.Special Appointment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance.

Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”. Granted to CAPF Personnel holding special
appointments

To include Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) in the list eligible for Extra Work Allowance @2% of Basic Pay per
month with the conditions recommended by the 7th  CPC.
158Special Compensatory (Hill Area) AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
159Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance
(SCRLA)
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance (TLA) – I, II or III.

Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance.

7th  CPC recommendations that Tough Location Allowance (TLA) will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) accepted subject to condition that employees be given the additional option to avail of the benefit of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) at pre-revised rates under the 6th CPC regime along with SDA at revised rates of 7th  CPC
160Special Department of Telecom (DOT) PayAbolished.Accepted
161.Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

SDA for AIS officers should be paid at the rate of 30 per cent of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10 per cent of Basic Pay.

As per DoPT’s OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated
10th  February, 2009, ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North – East Cadres of All India
Service (AIS) officers’ is granted @25%. Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted @12.5%. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Both these allowances namely
‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North – East Cadres of AIS’ and Special Duty Allowance (SDA shall continue to be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.
162Special Forces AllowanceRetained.Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
163.Special Incident/Investigation/Security AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

Department of Revenue should assess the risk profile of the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at various levels and thereafter make a case to Ministry of Finance for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance, if any, as per appropriate cell.

Special Security Allowance (SSA) for Special Protection Group (SPG) to be revised from 40% to 55% of Basic Pay for operational duties and from 20% to 27.5% of Basic Pay for non – operational duties. National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) employees to be granted this allowance @20% of Basic Pay. This allowance was granted to Enforcement Directorate as an ad – hoc measure with the approval of Department of
Expenditure pending recommendations of the 7th  CPC. Accordingly, this allowance to be
withdrawn from ED with effect from 01.07.2017. As per recommendations of the 7th  CPC, D/o Revenue to examine proposal for Risk & Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry of Finance for granting Risk & Hardship based allowance to ED
officials, if any.
164Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
165Special National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) PayAbolished.Accepted
166.Special Running Staff AllowanceRetained. Extended to some more categories.Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional
Allowance’.
167Special Scientists’ PayAbolishedAccepted
168Specialist AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
169Spectacle AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
170Split Duty AllowanceRetained.Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
171Study AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
172Submarine AllowanceRetained.Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
173Submarine Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.Accepted
174Submarine Technical AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
175Subsistence AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
176Sumptuary Allowance in Training EstablishmentsAbolished.Accepted
177Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in
Supreme Court Registry
Abolished.Accepted
178Sunderban AllowanceAbolished 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.
Accepted
179TA BountyAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.Accepted
180TA for Retiring EmployeesRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
181TA on TransferRetained.Rationalized.Accepted
182.Technical AllowanceTier-I of the Technical Allowancewill continue to be paid on a monthly basis.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel Existing system of Technical Allowance (Tier – I and II) to continue at `3000 per month and `4500 per month up to 31.03.2018. Courses of Technical Allowance (Tier –I and II) along with Qualification Grant (Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel) to be reviewed by associating experts, outside professionals and academicians in order to keep pace with changing
defence requirements. Review of Courses to be completed before 31.12.2017.
Technical Allowance (Tier – II) to continue beyond 31.03.2018 only after review of courses.
183Tenure AllowanceRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
184Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
185Training AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.

The allowance will be payable to an eligible
employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career.

Ceiling of 5 years period to be removed. Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.
186Training StipendAbolished.Accepted
187Transport Allowance (TPTA)Retained. Rationalized.Accepted.
188Travelling AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements. Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.
189Treasury AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under: (in ₹, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash
handled
6 th CPC ratesRevised Rates
<= 5 lakh230-600700
Over 5 lakh750-9001000
190Tribal Area AllowanceAbolished 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.Accepted
191Trip AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence
of Ministry of Finance.
192Uniform AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance and to be paid annually.7th CPC recommendations accepted with following modifications: Different rates for the following categories:

(i) Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel- to be paid annually @ ₹27,800 per annum and ₹21,225 per annum for operational and non – operational duties respectively.

(ii) Nurses – to be paid monthly @`1800 per month To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.

193Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
194Vigilance AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
195Waiting Duty AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
196Washing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Subsumed in Dress Allowance in respect of Nurses and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for Nurses
197New Allowances for Railways:

(i)
Special Train Controller’s Allowance, and

(ii) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track
Maintainers

New Allowance for Firefighting Staff:

(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Firefighting
staff of Central Government & UTs

New Allowances for Railways:

(i) Special Train Controller’s Allowance -to be paid @₹5,000 per month to Section Controllers and Dy. Chief Controllers

(ii) Track Maintainers – I, II, III and IV of
Indian Railways to be granted Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R3H2 (₹2700 for Level 8 and below and ₹3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix

New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:

(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R2H3 (₹2700 for Level 8 and below and ₹3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and
Hardship Matrix

Accepted

 

7th Pay Commission Allowances – Decision of Govt published in Gazette 

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