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7th Pay Commission Transport Allowance approved by Govt–Existing Rate retained with applicable DA accepted

7th Pay Commission Transport Allowance approved by Govt– Existing Rate retained with applicable DA will be allowed

The Official press release of Govt on Cabinet decision on 7th Pay Commission Allowances indicates that fully DA-indexed allowances such as Transport Allowance were not given any raise. Allowances not indexed to DA were raised by a factor of 2.25 and the partially indexed ones by a factor of 1.5. The quantum of allowances paid as a percentage of pay was rationalised by a factor of 0.8.

Transport  Allowance  (TPTA)  is  granted  to  cover  the  expenditure  involved  in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:

 

Employees Drawing

A1/A Class City
(₹ pm)

Other Places
(₹ pm)

GP 5400 and above 3200 + DA 1600 + DA
 

GP 4200 to GP 4800 and other employees drawing GP<4200 but pay in the pay band equivalent to ₹7440 and above

 

 

1600 + DA

 

 

800 + DA

GP<4200 and pay in the pay band below ₹7440 600 + DA 400 + DA

Transport Allowance structure recommended by 7th Pay Commission is as follows

 

Pay Level

 

Higher TPTA Cities
(₹ pm)

 

Other Places
(₹ pm)

 

9 and above

 

7200+DA

 

3600+DA

 

3 to 8

 

3600+DA

 

1800+DA

 

1 and 2

 

1350+DA

 

900+DA

 

Source: PIB

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