Are you a central government employee? Here’s good news for you. You can now claim one-time incentive up to Rs 30,000. All you have to do to claim this money is get a fresh degree/diploma that is relevant to your work.  As per an official notification released last month, the central government employees can now get the benefit of one of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission regarding higher degrees acquired by the working staff.  The notification of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, said central employees will get benefits up to Rs 30,000 for acquiring any new degree or diploma.

Earlier the central government servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service granted incentive in the form of one-time lump sum amount ranging from Rs 2000 to Rs 10,000. The rates were recommended to be revised by the 7th Pay Commission.

An incentive of Rs 30,000 will be given for acquiring the PhD or equivalent certificate; Rs 25,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent; Rs 20,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent; Rs 15,000 for Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent; Rs 10,000 for Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent.

Official notification

Incentives for higher Degree/Diploma