7th Pay Commission Report on Allowances

7th Pay Commission Report on Allowances – Commission observes that too many allowances are paid to Employees and recommend for abolishing as many as 52 allowances and rationalising the others

By getting information of from all government departments 7th Pay Commission has observed that there are 196 types of allowances are paid to Central Government Employees / Defence Personnel. The Commission also observes that any other allowances not mentioned in the report will have to be abolished.

In Brief, the 7th Commission has abolished 52 allowances straightaway. Another 36 allowances have been abolished as separate identities but either merged with other allowances or created as new allowances.

Recommendations of 7th CPC for each of these allowances are as follows

 

 

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.

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