Family Planning Allowance be abolished – 7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.
7th Pay Commission has proposed for abolishing Family Planning Allowance. Analysis and Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on FPA is as follows
Family Planning Allowance
Family Planning Allowance (FPA) is granted to Central Government employees as an encouragement to adhere to small family norms. The existing rates are as under:
(₹ per month)
Grade Pay Family Planning Allowance 1300-2400
There are demands to make it equal to one increment. Representations have also been received requesting that the allowance should be double for those employees who adopt family planning norms after just one child.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission recognizes the fact that most of the benefits related to children, viz., Children Education Allowance, Maternity Leave, LTC, etc., are available for two children only. Moreover the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among the government servants. Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required now. Accordingly, it is recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.
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