Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance

Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance

By Speed Post

Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section – I

Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated :23rd September,2010.

The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Khargapur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee,
Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi
Patna, Ropar


I am hereby directed to inform you that after due consideration the Ministry has taken the following decisions with regard to grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance :-

A. Grant of special allowance. Dy. Directors/Wardens etc.

Keeping in view the Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- prescribed for Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ministry has suggested vide it is letter dated 9th March,2010 that the Dy. Directors may be paid a monthly special allowance of Rs.4000/- per month. Accordingly, it has been felt that the honorarium for Deans, Wardens etc. may be suitably revised keeping in view the existing norms. Accordingly, honorarium/special allowances in respect of Dy. Directors, Deans, Wardens etc. will be as under:-

Existing Proposed revision
Dy.Director Rs.1000/ p.m. Rs.4000/- p.m.
Deans Rs.900/ p.m. Rs.3500/- p.m.
Wardens Rs.800/ p.m. Rs.2500/- p.m.
Assoc./Asstt. Wardens Rs.500/ p.m. Rs.2500/- p.m.

B. Eligibility for TA/DA with reference to Academic Grade Pay:

The recommendation with regard to the question of equivalence of Academic Grade Pay with Grade Pay for the purpose of determining the eligibility for TA/DA and other benefits also requires a re-look. Even though academic grade pay has been fixed slightly at a higher level than the grade pay fixed for similar grade of Central Government employees, the entitlement for TA/DA and other allowances would be governed by the provision of the CCS (RP) Rules,2008 as per the TNDA entitlement for corresponding Grade Pay. Accordingly, the following mapping of academic grade pay with grade pay is required to be followed for the purpose of determining eligibility for TA/DA and other allowances:

Sl.No. Academic Grade Pay Equivalent Grade Pay for TA/DA/Other Allowances
1 Rs.6000 & Rs.7000/- Rs.6600/-
2 Rs.8000/- Rs.7600/-
3 Rs.9000/- Rs.8700/-
4 Rs.9500/- Rs.8900/-
5 Rs.10000 / 10500/- Rs.10000/-


C. HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 – 79,000/- :

A new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 has been introduced in place of Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/-. Accordingly, the Grade Pay of Rs.12,000/- does not any more exist .

The conditions for moving to the new HAG scale will remain exactly the same as the movement from AGP of Rs.10,500/-to AGP of Rs.12,000/-. Further, as indicated in this Ministry’s letter of even number, dated 18.8.2010, this will have prospective effect from the date of issue of orders regarding revision of scales of pay, i.e. 18.8.2009.

This issues with the approval of Secretary (HE).


Yours faithfully

(Pratima Dikshit)

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