A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on Allowances and demand of Staff Side

A revisit on 7th Pay Commission recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances.

It is widely expected that the committee formed by the Govt to study 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on all allowances payable to Central Government Employees including Railway Employees and Defence Personnel will be submitting its report soon.

In this background, 7th CPC recommendations on all Allowances and demand of Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) in respect of these Allowances have been revisited and a brief on the same is as follows.

Out of 196 types of Allowances taken for consideration by 7th Pay Commission,

  • 12 allowances pertaining to running staff of Railways were not included as Railways wanted to consider the same based on bi-lateral discussions
  • 52 allowances have been proposed to be abolished
  • 36 allowances have either been subsumed in to existing allowances or proposed as new one.
  • 12 Allowances have been proposed to be retained as such with out any change.
Sl. Name
of the Allowance
Recommendation
1 Accident Allowance Not included in the report.
2 Acting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3 Aeronautical Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
4 Air Despatch Pay Abolished.
5 Air Steward Allowance Abolished.
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
7 Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) Not included in the report.
8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities Not included in the report.
9 Annual Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
10 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Abolished.
12 ASV Allowance Abolished.
13 Bad Climate 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.
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16 Book Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
17 Breach of Rest Allowance Not included in the report.
18 Breakdown Allowance Abolished.
19 Briefcase Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20 Camp Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21 Canteen Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
22 Caretaking Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23 Cash Handling Allowance Abolished.
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25 CI Ops Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
26 Classification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
27 Clothing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished
29 COBRA Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30 Command Allowance Abolished
31 Commando Allowance Abolished
32 Commercial Allowance Abolished
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 PBORs.
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36 Condiment Allowance Abolished.
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
38 Conveyance Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39 Cooking Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

40 Cost of Living Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41 Court Allowance Abolished.
42 Cycle Allowance Abolished.
43 Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48 Desk Allowance Abolished.
49 Detachment Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50 Diet Allowance Abolished.
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
52 Dual Charge Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53 Educational Concession Retained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54 Electricity Allowance Abolished.
55 Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56 Entertainment Allowance in Indian Railways            Abolished.
57 Extra Duty Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59 Family HRA Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60 Family Planning Allowance Abolished.
61 Field Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64 Flag Station Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66 Flying Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67 Flying Squad Allowance Abolished.
68 Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly

proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

69 Funeral Allowance Abolished.
70 Ghat Allowance Not included in the report.
71 Good Service Good Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
72 Haircutting Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73 Handicapped Allowance Abolished.
74 Hard Area Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75 Hardlying Money Retained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76 Headquarters Allowance Abolished.
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78 High Altitude Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Retained. Rationalized.
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Retained. Rationalized.
83 Hospital Patient Care Allowance Patient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84 House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85 Hutting Allowance Abolished.
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88 Instructional Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89 Internet Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
90 Investigation Allowance Abolished.
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
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.
93 Kilometreage Allowance (KMA)   Not

included in the report.

94 Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95 Language Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
96 Language Award Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
97 Language Reward and Allowance Abolished.
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished.
99 Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Retained. Rationalized.
100 Library Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102 Medal Allowance Retained.
103 Messing Allowance Retained for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104 Metropolitan Allowance Abolished.
105 Mileage Allowance for journeys by road  Retained.
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108 National Holiday Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
109 Newspaper Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
110 Night Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Abolished.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)    Retained. Rationalized

by a factor of 0.8.

113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
114 Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Abolished.
116 Officiating Allowance Not included in the report.
117 Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished.
118 Orderly Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119 Organization Special Pay Abolished.
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121 Outfit Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not included in the report.
123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not included in the report.
124 Out-turn Allowance Abolished.
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished.
126 Para Allowances Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2

of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
129 PCO Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
130 Post Graduate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
131 Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132 Project Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133 Qualification Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134 Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135 Qualification Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137 Rajdhani Allowance Abolished.
138 Ration Money Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
139 Refreshment Allowance Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140 Rent Free Accommodation Abolished.
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142 Risk Allowance Abolished.
143 Robe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145 Savings Bank Allowance Abolished.
146 Sea Going Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147 Secret Allowance Abolished.
148 Shoe Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed

Dress Allowance.

149 Shorthand Allowance Abolished.
150 Shunting Allowance Not included in the report.
151 Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell

RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

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.

153 Soap Toilet Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in

Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.

154 Space Technology Allowance Abolished.
155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Retained. Enhanced by 100%.
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers Safety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157 Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Abolished.
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160 Special DOT Pay Abolished.
161 Special Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162 Special Forces Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163 Special Incident Investigation Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
164 Special LC Gate Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165 Special NCRB Pay Abolished.
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Abolished.
168 Specialist Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
169 Spectacle Allowance Abolished.
170 Split Duty Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
171 Study Allowance Abolished.
172 Submarine Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173 Submarine Duty Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174 Submarine Technical Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175 Subsistence Allowance Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Abolished.
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Abolished.
178 Sunderban 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.

179 TA Bounty Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180 TA for Retiring Employees Retained. Rationalized.
181 TA on Transfer Retained. Rationalized.
182 Technical Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183 Tenure Allowance Retained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
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.
185 Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186 Training Stipend Abolished.
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Retained. Rationalized.
188 Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
189 Treasury Allowance Abolished.
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.
191 Trip Allowance Not included in the report.
192 Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%.
194 Vigilance Allowance Abolished.
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not included in the report.
196 Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.

Staff Side (Confederation / NJCA) demands in respect of Allowances payable to Central Government Employees

(a) Retain the rate of house rent allowance in place of the recommendation of the Commission to reduce it.

(b) Restructure the transport allowance into two slabs at Rs. 7500 and 3750 with DA thereof removing all the stipulated conditions.

(c) Fixed conveyance allowance: This allowance had no DA component at any stage.. This allowance must be enhanced to 2.25 times with 25% DA thereon as and when the DA crosses 50%.

(d) Restore the island Special duty allowance and the Tripura Special compensatory remote locality allowance.

(e) The special duty allowance in NE Region should be uniform for all at 30%. {f) Overtime allowance whenever sanction must be based upon the actual basic pay of the entitled employee.

(g) Cash handling/Treasury allowance. The assumption that every transaction in Government Departments are through the bank is not correct. There are officials entrusted to collect cash and therefore the cash handling allowance to be retained.

(h) Qualification Pay to be retained.

Restore:

(i) Small family norms allowances.

{j) Savings Bank allowance.

(k) Outstation allowance.

(1) P.O. & S. Accountants special allowance.

(m) Risk allowance.

(n) Break-down allowance.

(o) Night patrolling allowance.

(p) Special Compensatory hill area allowance.

(q) Special allowance for Navodaya Vidyalaya Staff.

(r) Restore the allowances abolished for the reason that it is either not reported or mentioned in the Report by the Commission.

(s) Dress Allowance ceiling to be raised to Rs 20,0001- p. a.

(t) Nursing Allowance to be raised to 2.25 times of Rs 4800/-.

(u) All fixed allowances must be raised to 2.25 times as per the principle enunciated by the Commission.

(v) The erroneous statement in Para 9.2.5 to be conected. Vide OM No. 1301 81112009-Estt (L) dated 22.07.2009, DOP, P&W, the leave period for Child adoption has been increased to 180 days.

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