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No.A-27016 /02/2017 -Estt.( AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Block IV, Old JN.U. Campus New Delhi dated  13th July, 2020


Subject: Implementation of Government decision on 7 th CPC’s
recommendations on Night Duty Allowance (NDA).
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the
recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission on the subject of Night Duty Allowance, the following instructions are being issued in
supersession of this Department’s O.M.s No. 120 12/4 /86-Estt.(Allowances)
dated 04.10.1989 and OM No. l5020/2/92- Estt.(Allowances) dated

(i) Wherever the working hours have been arrived at after taking into
account the night weightage factor, no further compensation may be
(ii) Night Duty will be defined as duty performed between 22:00
hours and 6:00 hours
(iii) A uniform weightage of 10 minutes shall be given for every hour
of night duty performed.
(iv) The ceiling of basic pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance
shall be Rs. 43600/- per month.
(v) The hourly rate of NDA equal to [(BP+DA)/200J will be paid and
the basic pay and DA for the calculation of NDA rates shall be the
basic pay and DA prevalent as per 7th CPC.

(vi) This formulation will extend to all employees across all Ministeries/Departments who were already in receipt of NDA.
(vi) The amount of NDA will be worked out separately for each employee depending upon the basic pay the concerned employee is drawing on the date of performing the night duty. The existing practice for giving same rate of NDA to all employees with a particular Grade Pay should be discontinued.
(vii) A certificate should be given by the supervisor concerned that Night Duty is essential.
2. The instructions will be applicable w.e.f from 01 July 2017.
3. Hindi Version will follow.

(Rajendra Parsad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India