7th CPC – Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances Central Government Employees

| July 30, 2017

No. 11022/1/2017-AIS-II

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 25.07. 2017

To,

The Chief Secretaries of
North Eastern States (Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunchal Pradesh, Mizoram, Sikkim).







Subject: Special Allowances and Special Duty Allowances to AIS officer belonging to North-East Cadre as per the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC.

Sir,

I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of the Department of Expenditure resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that as per this Department’s OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated 10th February 2009, ‘Special Allowances for officers belonging to North-East Cadres of AIS officers was granted @ 25% and Special Duty Allowances was granted @12.5%.




2.Now, as per above mentioned resolution, both these allowances namely ‘Special Allowance for officers belonging to North-East cadres of AIS and Special Duty allowances shall continue to be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.

End: As above.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Rajesh Kumar Yadav)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Tel. 23094714

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
RESOLUTION

New Delhi, the 6th July, 2017

No. 11-1/2016-IC.—The Seventh Central Pay Commission (the Commission) was set up by the Government of India vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III (A), dated the 28th February, 2014. The period for submission of report by the Commission was extended upto 31st December, 2015 vide Resolution No. 1/1/2013-E.III (A), dated the 8thSeptember, 2015. The Commission, on 19th November, 2015, submitted its Report on the matters covered in its Terms of Reference as specified in the aforesaid Resolution dated the 28th February, 2014.




2.The Government, vide Para 7 of the Resolution No. 1-2/2016- IC, dated 25th July, 2016, decided to refer the allowances (except Dearness Allowance) to the Committee on Allowances (the Committee). It was also decided that till a final decision on allowances is taken based on the recommendations of the Committee, all allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.

3.The said Committee submitted its Report on 27th April, 2017. The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of theCommission on allowances with 34 modifications as specified in Appendix The Statement showing the recommendations of the Commission on allowances and the Government’s decision thereon is annexed at Appendix II.

4.Some of the allowances paid to the Indian Navy which are also paid to the Indian Coast Guard at present have not been mentioned in the Report of the Commission. The Government has decided that these allowances which are admissible to the Indian Navy shall also be paid to the Indian Coast Guard at par with the Indian Navy.

  1. The rates in respect of 12 running allowances relating to the Ministry of Railways shall be notified by the Ministry of Railways with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance.
  2. The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

ORDER

Ordered that this Resolution be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary.

Ordered that a copy of this Resolution be communicated to the Ministries and/Departments of the Government of India, State Governments, Administrations of Union territories and all other concerned.

R.K. CHATURVEDI, Jt. Secy.

Appendix I

List of allowances recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) along with
modifications as approved by the Government of India

 

(1) (2) (3) (4)
S.
No.
Name of the Allowance Recommendations of the 7th CPC Modifications accepted by the Government
1. Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at 731500 for Level 9 and above and 721000 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 71125 per day to 71500 per day and from 71688 per day to 72000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.

Team Leader to get 10% extra @Z1650 per day and 72200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively

2. Breakdown Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from 2120 — Z300 per month to 2270 — Z675 per month

3. Cash Handling Allowance Abolished Subsumed       in         Cash Handling and            Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in Z, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled Sixth Central

Pay

2ommissionrates (6th CPC)

RevisedRates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000

 

4. Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from Z45 per trip to 2102 for first trip and from Z15 per trip to Z34 for every subsequent trip.

5. Cycle Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates of Z90 per month doubled to 2180
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.

6. Daily Allowance Retained. 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 Kills.’ 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.

7. Fixed   Medical

(FMA)

Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained Existing rate of 2500 per month revised to 21000 per month.
8. Fixed Compensation Monetary Abolished        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 250 to 2115 for full beat and from z24 to z54 for sharing a beat.

9. Funeral Allowance Abolished Retained          with     change in           nomenclature   as

`Funeral Expense’.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from 26000 to 29000.

10. Holiday           Compensatory

Allowance

Abolished        as        a            separate

allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance

Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.

Existing           system to         continue         in            Intelligence

Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

11. 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.

stopped and HPCA/PCA should be admissible to only those employees who come in continuous and routine contact with the patients.

This     practice            should be

Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCAJPCA as per R1H3 (24100 for level 8 and below and 25300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix

12. House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8 The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:

(ii) HRA shall not be less than 25,400 per month, nfico 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% & 9% of Basic Pay in X,Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%.

13. Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished        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.

14. Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from 77500 per annum to 211250 per annum.

15. Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from 14800 per month to 3`7200 per month.

16. Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from T360 per month to 2540 per month.

17. 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.

I8. Professional     Update

Allowance

Retained.        Enhanced            by

50%. Extended to some more categories

This 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 27500 per annum to 211250 per annum.

19. Qualification Grant Abolished        as        a            separate

allowance.       Eligible
employees to be governed
by        the      newly            proposed

Higher Qualification

Incentive         for           Defence
Personnel.

Tier-II  of the   Technical

Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel

7th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications that:

This     will      not       include Tier      —        II
courses, and

Courses           will      be        reviewed         by

associating       experts,            including

outside professionals   and

academicians by 31.12.2017.

20. Ration Money Allowance

(RMA)

Retained. Rationalized.

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.

21. Risk Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from 260 per month to 2135 per month.

22. Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at T31500 for Level 9 and above and num for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Rates revised from:

231500 to 242500 per month for Level 9 and above, and 221000 per month to n0000 per month for level 8 and below

23. Space Technology Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from 27500 per annum to 211250 per annum.

24. Special Appointment

Allowance

Abolished        as        a            separate

allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

Granted to Central Armed
Police  Force   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.

25. Special 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

26. Special Duty    Allowance

(SDA)

Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

SDA for All India Service (AIS) officers should be paid at the rate of 30 percent of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10 percent of Basic Pay.

As per DoPT’s OM No. 14017/4/2005-MS (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.

27. Special Incident/Investigation/Security Allowance Retained. 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, Department of Revenue to examine proposal or Risk & Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry of Finance for granting Risk and Hardship based allowance to ED officials, if any.

28. Special Running

Allowance

Staff Retained.        Extended            to

some more categories

Name   of         the       allowance        to           continue          as

‘Additional Allowance’.

29. Technical Allowance Tier-I   of         the           Technical

Allowance will 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 23000 per month and 24500 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.

30. Training Allowance Retained. 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.

31. Travelling Allowance Retained. 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.

32. Treasury Allowance Abolished Subsumed       in         Cash Handling and           Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in Z, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled Sixth Central

Pay

Commissionrates (6th CPC)

RevisedRates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000
33. Uniform Allowance Abolished        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:

Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel- to be paid annually @ T27,800 per annum and X21,225 per annum for operational and non —operational duties respectively.

Nurses — to be paid monthly @Z1800 per month

To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.

34. Washing Allowance Abolished 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.

Appendix II

Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Allowances and the Government’s decision thereon

 

(1) (2) (3) (4)
Si.
No.
Name of the Allowance Recommendations
of 7th CPC
Decision of the Government
l Accident Allowance 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

2 Acting Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”

Accepted
3 Aeronautical Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
4 Air Despatch Pay Abolished. Accepted
5 Air Steward Allowance Abolished. Accepted
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
7 Allowance 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

8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities 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

9 Annual Allowance Retained.

Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

Accepted
10 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at 231500 for Level 9 and above and     221000            for
Level 8 and belowas         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 21125 per day to ?MO per day and from 21688 per day to 22000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.

Team Leader to get 10% extra @Z1650 per day and 22200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively

11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished. Accepted
12 Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASV) Allowance Abolished. Accepted
13 Bad Climate Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.

Subsumed       in

Tough  Location

Allowance-Ill. To

be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

Accepted
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
16 Book Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
17 Breach of Rest Allowance 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

18 Breakdown Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from Z120 — 2300 per month to 2270 —Z675 per month

19 Briefcase Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
20 Camp Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Subsumed      in            the

newly  proposed

Territorial           Army

Allowance.

Accepted
21 Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
22 Caretaking Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”

Accepted
23. Cash Handling Allowance Abolished Subsumed       in         Cash Handling and           Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in Z, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled Sixth Central

Pay

2ommissionrates (6th CPC)

RevisedRates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained.

Procedure        of

payment

simplified.

Accepted.
25 Cl Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
26 Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
27 Clothing Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.

Subsumed       in the

newly  proposed

Dress Allowance.

Accepted.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from T45 per trip to t102 for first trip and from Z15 per trip to Z34 for every subsequent trip.

29 Command Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
30 Command Allowance Abolished Accepted
31 Commando Allowance Abolished Accepted
32 Commercial Allowance Abolished Accepted
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

Persons           Below

Officers           Rank

(PBORs).

Accepted
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
36 Condiment Allowance Abolished. Accepted
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
38 Conveyance Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
39 Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
40 Cost of Living Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
41 Court Allowance Abolished. Accepted
42 Cycle Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates of Z90 per month doubled to 1180 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.

43 Daily Allowance Retained. 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 Km.’ 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.

44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Not within the purview of the Committee.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained.           Ceilings

enhanced by 2.25.

Accepted
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained.           Ceilings

enhanced by 2.25.

Accepted
48 Desk Allowance Abolished. Accepted
49 Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
50 Diet Allowance Abolished. Accepted
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
52 Dual Charge Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.

Accepted
53 Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories. Accepted
54 Electricity Allowance Abolished. Accepted
55 Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary Abolished. Accepted
56 Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways Abolished. Accepted
57 Extra Duty Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

Accepted
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed

provisions        for

Housing           for

PBORs.

Accepted
59 Family HRA Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
60 Family Planning Allowance Abolished. Accepted
61 Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Existing rate of 2500 per month revised to 21000 per month.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished       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 250 to 2115 for full beat and from z24 to z54 for sharing a beat.

64 Flag Station Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

Accepted
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

Accepted
66 Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R1I-11 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
67 Flying Squad Allowance Abolished. Accepted
68 Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
69 Funeral Allowance Abolished Retained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense’.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5. Rates revised from 76000 to 79000.

70 Ghat Allowance 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

71 Good Service/Good
Conduct/Badge Pay
Retained.

Enhanced       by            a

factor of 2.25.

Accepted
72 Haircutting Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite

Personal

Maintenance Allowance.

Accepted
73 Handicapped Allowance Abolished. Accepted
74 Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
75 Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised.   Full
Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
76 Headquarters Allowance Abolished. Accepted
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
78 High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Eligible employees
to be governed by

Language           Award

or         Higher

Qualification Incentive         for
Civilians.

Accepted
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance

Not to  be        subsumed and retained           as a            separate

allowance.

Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. 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 entirehospital            area
carries the risk of communicablediseases.          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 (24100 for level 8 and below and 25300 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:

HRA shall not be less than 25,400 per
month, 23,600 per month and 21,800 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.

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%.

85 Hutting Allowance Abolished. Accepted
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Subsumed      in            the

newly  proposed
Dress Allowance.

Accepted
88 Instructional Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training

Allowance.

Accepted
89 Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
90 Investigation Allowance Abolished. Accepted
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
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.

Accepted
93 Kilometreage 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 Allowance Abolished       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.
95 Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
96 Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
97 Language Reward and Allowance Abolished. Accepted
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished. Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from T7500 per annum to 211250 per annum.

99 Leave 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.

100 Library Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.

Accepted
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
102 Medal Allowance Retained. Accepted
103 Messing Allowance Retained          for

“floating          staff ‘

under   Fishery

Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.

Accepted
104 Metropolitan Allowance Abolished. Accepted
105 Mileage Allowance for journeys by road Retained. Accepted
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
108 National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
109 Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
110 Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished. Accepted.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
114 Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from 24800 per month to 27200 per month.

115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished. Accepted
116 Officiating Allowance 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

117 Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from 2360 per month to 2540 per month.

118 Orderly Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
119 Organization Special Pay Abolished. Accepted
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.

Accepted
121 Outfit Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Subsumed      in            the

newly  proposed
Dress Allowance.

Accepted.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance 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.

123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance 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.

124 Out-turn Allowance Abolished. 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.

126 Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
129 PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
130 Post Graduate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
131 Professional Update Allowance Retained.

Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories

This 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 27500 per annum to T11250 per annum.

132 Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
133 Qualification Allowance Retained.

Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.

Accepted
134 Qualification Grant Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher

Qualification Incentive         for
Defence Personnel.

Tier-II  of         the

Technical

Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant   will      be
merged into Higher Qualification

Incentive         for
Defence Personnel

7th       CPC    recommendations        accepted           with     the

modifications that-

this will not include Tier – II courses, and

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

135 Qualification Pay Retained.

Enhanced       by            a

factor of 2.25.

Accepted
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”

Accepted
137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished. Accepted
138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

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.

Ration Money Allowance 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.

139 Refreshment Allowance Retained.

Enhanced       by            a

factor of 2.25.

Accepted
140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished. Accepted
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained.

Enhanced       by            a

factor of 2.25.

Accepted
142 Risk Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from Z60 per month to 2135 per month.

143 Robe Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Subsumed      in            the

newly  proposed
Dress Allowance.

Accepted
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.

Subsumed       in the

newly  proposed

Dress Allowance.

Accepted
145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished. Accepted
146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
147 Secret Allowance Abolished. Accepted
148 Shoe Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.

Subsumed       in the

newly  proposed

Dress Allowance.

Accepted
149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished. Accepted
150 Shunting Allowance 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

151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at Z31500 for Level 9 and above and     T21000            for
Level 8 and belowas per Cell       RH-
Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Rates revised from:

n1500 to 242500 per month for Level 9 and above, and

nwoo per month to 230000 per month for level 8 and below

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.

Accepted
153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite

Personal

Maintenance Allowance.

Accepted
154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished. Retained.

Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from T7500 per annum to 211250 per annum.

155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained.

Enhanced        by

100%.

Accepted
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety

Officers

Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Accepted
157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished       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.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished. Accepted
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance 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

160 Special Department of Telecom (DOT) Pay Abolished. Accepted
161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. 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.

162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
163 Special Incident/Investigation/Security Allowance Retained. 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.

164 Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
165 Special National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Pay Abolished. Accepted
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories. Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional Allowance’.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished. Accepted
168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished. Accepted
170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
171 Study Allowance Abolished. Accepted
172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
Accepted
173 Submarine Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H 1 of the newly proposed Risk andHardship           Matrix,
on a pro-rata basis.
Accepted
174 Submarine Technical Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid     as        per            Cell
R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk andHardship           Matrix.
Extended to some more categories.
Accepted
175 Subsistence Allowance Retained.           Status

Quo     to         be
maintained.

Accepted
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished. Accepted
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished. Accepted
178 Sunderban Allowance Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.

Subsumed       in

Tough  Location

Allowance-HI. To

be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

Accepted
179 TA Bounty Abolished       as            a

separate allowance.
Subsumed      in            the

newly  proposed

Territorial           Army

Allowance.

Accepted
180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized. Accepted
182 Technical Allowance Tier-I   of         the

Technical

Allowance       will

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 n000 per month and 24500 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.

183 Tenure Allowance Retained.           Ceilings

enhanced by 2.25.

Accepted
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.
Accepted
185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor   of         0.8.
Extended to some more categories.The allowance will
be payable to an
eligible           employeefor 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.

186 Training Stipend Abolished. Accepted
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized. Accepted.
188 Travelling Allowance Retained. 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.

189. Cash Handling Allowance Abolished Subsumed       in         Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in Z, per month)

Amount of average monthly cash handled Sixth Central

Pay

2ommissionrates (6th CPC)

RevisedRates
<= 5 lakh 230-600 700
Over 5 lakh 750-900 1000
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.

Accepted
191 Trip Allowance 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.

192 Uniform Allowance Abolished       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:

Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel- to be paid annually @ Z27,800 per annum and 221,225 per annum for operational      and      non      —           operational      duties
respectively.

Nurses — to be paid monthly @Z1800 per month To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.

193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Accepted
194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished. Accepted
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report. Rates   to         be        decided           through           bilateral           discussion

between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance

196 Washing Allowance Abolished       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.
197. New Allowances for Railways:

(i)         Special Train Controller’s Allowance, and

 

(ii)        Risk     and Hardship

Allowance       for       Track

Maintainers New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:

 

(iii)Risk           and      Hardship

Allowance       for       Fire-

fighting staff of Central

Government & UTs

New Allowances

for Railways:

(i)Special Train

Controller’s

Allowance       -to be paid

@Z5,000 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

(22700 for

Level   8 and

below  and

23400  for

Level   9 and

above) of Risk
and      Hardship

 

Accepted

Source : dopt.gov.in

Category: DOPT, Dopt Orders 2017

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