Monday, 20 February 2017

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


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
1Accident AllowanceNot included in the report.
2Acting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Additional Post Allowance."
3Aeronautical AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
4Air Despatch PayAbolished.
5Air Steward AllowanceAbolished.
6Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
7Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)Not included in the report.
8Allowance in Lieu of Running Room FacilitiesNot included in the report.
9Annual AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
10Antarctica AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11Assisting Cashier AllowanceAbolished.
12ASV AllowanceAbolished.
13Bad Climate AllowanceAbolished 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.
14Bhutan Compensatory AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
15Boiler Watch Keeping AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16Book Allowance Retained.Status Quo to be maintained.
17Breach of Rest AllowanceNot included in the report.
18Breakdown AllowanceAbolished.
19Briefcase AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
20Camp AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21Canteen AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
22Caretaking AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance"
23Cash Handling AllowanceAbolished.
24Children Education Allowance (CEA)Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.
25CI Ops AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
26Classification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
27Clothing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28Coal Pilot AllowanceAbolished
29COBRA AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30Command AllowanceAbolished
31Commando AllowanceAbolished
32Commercial AllowanceAbolished
33Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
34Compensatory (Construction or Survey) AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36Condiment AllowanceAbolished.
37Constant Attendance AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
38Conveyance AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
39Cooking AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
40Cost of Living AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
41Court AllowanceAbolished.
42Cycle AllowanceAbolished.
43Daily Allowance Retained.Rationalized.
44Daily Allowance on Foreign TravelRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
45Dearness Allowance (DA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
46Deputation (Duty) Allowance for CiviliansRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
47Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence PersonnelRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
48Desk AllowanceAbolished.
49Detachment AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.
50Diet AllowanceAbolished.
51Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
52Dual Charge AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Additional Post Allowance".
53Educational ConcessionRetained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54Electricity AllowanceAbolished.
55Entertainment Allowancefor Cabinet Secretary     Abolished.
56Entertainment Allowancein Indian Railways            Abolished.
57Extra Duty AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance".
58Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59Family HRA AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
60Family Planning AllowanceAbolished.
61Field Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
62Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.
63Fixed Monetary CompensationAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Additional Post Allowance".
64Flag Station AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance".
65Flight Charge Certificate AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance".
66Flying AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67Flying Squad AllowanceAbolished.
68Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newlyproposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
69Funeral AllowanceAbolished.
70Ghat AllowanceNot included in the report.
71Good ServiceGood Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
72Haircutting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73Handicapped AllowanceAbolished.
74Hard Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75Hardlying MoneyRetained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76Headquarters AllowanceAbolished.
77Health and Malaria AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78High Altitude AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
79Higher Proficiency AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.
80Higher Qualification Incentive for CiviliansRetained. Rationalized.
81Holiday Compensatory AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82Holiday Monetary CompensationRetained. Rationalized.
83Hospital Patient Care AllowancePatient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84House Rent Allowance (HRA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85Hutting AllowanceAbolished.
86Hydrographic Survey AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
87Initial Equipment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88Instructional AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89Internet AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
90Investigation AllowanceAbolished.
91Island Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92Judge Advocate General Department Examination AwardAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
93Kilometreage Allowance(KMA)   Notincluded in the report.
94Kit Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95Language AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
96Language AwardRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
97Language Reward and AllowanceAbolished.
98Launch Campaign AllowanceAbolished.
99Leave Travel Concession (LTC)Retained. Rationalized.
100Library AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance".
101MARCOS and Chariot AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102Medal AllowanceRetained.
103Messing AllowanceRetained for "floating staff" under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104Metropolitan AllowanceAbolished.
105Mileage Allowancefor journeys by road  Retained.
106Mobile Phone AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
107Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry AwardsRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
108National Holiday AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
109Newspaper AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
110Night Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
111Night Patrolling AllowanceAbolished.
112Non-Practicing Allowance(NPA)    Retained. Rationalizedby a factor of 0.8.
113Nuclear Research Plant Support AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
114Nursing AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
115Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forcesAbolished.
116Officiating AllowanceNot included in the report.
117Operation Theatre AllowanceAbolished.
118Orderly AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
119Organization Special PayAbolished.
120Out of Pocket AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121Outfit AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122Outstation (Detention) AllowanceNot included in the report.
123Outstation (Relieving) AllowanceNot included in the report.
124Out-turn AllowanceAbolished.
125Overtime Allowance (OTA)Abolished.
126Para AllowancesRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127Para Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
128Parliament Assistant AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
129PCO AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
130Post Graduate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
131Professional Update AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132Project AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133Qualification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134Qualification GrantAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135Qualification PayRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
136Rajbhasha AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance"
137Rajdhani AllowanceAbolished.
138Ration Money AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
139Refreshment AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
140Rent Free AccommodationAbolished.
141Reward for Meritorious ServiceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.
142Risk AllowanceAbolished.
143Robe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144Robe Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145Savings Bank AllowanceAbolished.
146Sea Going AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147Secret AllowanceAbolished.
148Shoe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposedDress Allowance.
149Shorthand AllowanceAbolished.
150Shunting AllowanceNot included in the report.
151Siachen AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per CellRH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
152Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governedby the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
153Soap Toilet AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed inComposite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
154Space Technology AllowanceAbolished.
155Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with DisabilitiesRetained. Enhanced by 100%.
156Special Allowance to Chief Safety OfficersSafety Officers Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157Special Appointment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed "Extra Work Allowance".
158Special Compensatory (Hill Area) AllowanceAbolished.
159Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160Special DOT PayAbolished.
161Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162Special Forces AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163Special IncidentInvestigation Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
164Special LC Gate AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165Special NCRB PayAbolished.
166Special Running Staff AllowanceRetained. Extended to some more categories.
167Special Scientists’ PayAbolished.
168Specialist AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
169Spectacle AllowanceAbolished.
170Split Duty AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
171Study AllowanceAbolished.
172Submarine AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173Submarine Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174Submarine Technical AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175Subsistence AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.
176Sumptuary Allowance in Training EstablishmentsAbolished.
177Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court RegistryAbolished.
178Sunderban AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough LocationAllowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
179TA BountyAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180TA for Retiring EmployeesRetained. Rationalized.
181TA on TransferRetained. Rationalized.
182Technical AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183Tenure AllowanceRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 50%.
184Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185Training AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186Training StipendAbolished.
187Transport Allowance (TPTA)Retained. Rationalized.
188Travelling AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
189Treasury AllowanceAbolished.
190Tribal Area AllowanceAbolished 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.
191Trip AllowanceNot included in the report.
192Uniform AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.
194Vigilance AllowanceAbolished.
195Waiting Duty AllowanceNot included in the report.
196Washing AllowanceAbolished 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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