Sunday, 15 May 2016

7th Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.

7th CPC has recommended for abolition of Family Planning Allowance since the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has gone up among the government servants. 7th CPC is of the view that many benefits relates to children, viz., Children Education Allowance, Maternity Leave, LTC, etc., are available now.

7th Pay Commission famil planning Allowance Abolished


7th Pay Commission recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.


7th Pay Commission has proposed for abolishing Family Planning Allowance. Analysis and Recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on FPA is as follows:

Family Planning Allowance (FPA) is granted to Central Government employees as an encouragement to adhere to small family norms. The existing rates are as under:

Grade Pay Family Planning Allowance
1300-2400
210
2800
250
4200
400
4600
450
4800
500
5400
550
6600
650
7600
750
8700
800
8900
900
>10,000
1000

There are demands to make it equal to one increment. Representations have also been received requesting that the allowance should be double for those employees who adopt family planning norms after just one child.

Analysis and Recommendations

The Commission recognizes the fact that most of the benefits related to children, viz., Children Education Allowance, Maternity Leave, LTC, etc., are available for two children only. Moreover the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among the government servants. Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required now. Accordingly, it is recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.

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