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New Delhi, December 1: The Narendra Modi-led Union Cabinet has increased the deputation allowance given to the Central government employees under 7th Pay Commission to more than double to Rs 4,500 from the existing Rs 2,000 per month.

According to a report, an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training if any government official is deputed within the same station, the deputation (duty) allowance will be payable at the rate of five per cent of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs 4,500 per month.

The move taken by the Centre is based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The allowance will also be payable at the rate of 10 per cent of the basic pay, subject to a maximum of Rs 9,000 per month, in case of deputation involving a change of station, the personnel ministry order said.

“Each time the dearness allowance is increased by 50 per cent, the ceilings will be raised by 25 per cent,” it read.

At present, the deputation allowance is granted at the rate of five per cent of basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs 2,000 per month for deputation within the same station or 10 per cent of the basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs 4,000 per month for deputation not within the same station.

Meanwhile, a decision on the further increase in the minimum pay is still in pipeline as the government is yet to make an announcement related to it.

On the other hand, some news reports suggest that the fitment factor and minimum pay didn’t come under the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and so there is no point in hoping that the minimum basic salary will be hiked in future.

This will somehow put an end to all the rumours surrounding the news of further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees.

However, a government official said that there would be no pay hike in the minimum pay. Some reports also suggest that once the elections in Gujarat and Rajasthan are over, the government will take appropriate decision.

Source:- IC