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Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees

Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees

7th CPC House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees

No.21512017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 7th July, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Central Government employees.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide that, in modification of this Ministry’s O.M. "No.2(37)-E.II (B)/64 dated 27.11.1965 as amended from time to time, O.M. No.2(13)/2008 -E.II(B) dated 29.08.2008 and OM. No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015, the admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) shall be as under:

Classification of Cities/Towns
Rate of House Rent Allowance per month as a percentage of Basic Pay only
X24%
Y16%
Z8%

2. The rates of HRA will not be less than Rs.5400/-, 3600/- & 1800/- at X, Y & Z class cities respectively.

3. The rates of HRA will be revised to 27% 18% & 9% for X, Y & Z class cities respectively when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further revised to 30%, 20% & 10% when DA crosses 50%.

4. The term "basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay levels in the Pay Matrix and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) etc. or any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

5. The list of cities classified as 'X', 'Y’ and 'Z’ vide DoE’s O.M. No.2/5/2014- E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015, for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance is enclosed as Annexure to these orders.

6. Special orders on continuance of HRA at Delhi ("X" class city) rates to Central Government employees posted at Faridabad, Ghazlabad, NOIDA and Gurgaon, at Jalandhar {“Y" class city) rates to Jalandhar Cantt., at "Y" class city rates to Shillong, Goa & Port Blair and HRA at par with Chandigarh '(“Y" class city) to Panchkula, SAS. Nagar (Mohali) which have been allowed to continue vide Para .'4' of this Ministry’s O.M. No.2/5/2014-E.II(B) dated 21.07.2015 and OM. No. 2/2/2016- E.II(B) dated 03.02.2017, shall continue till further orders.

7. All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders, shall continue to apply.

8. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

9. The orders will apply to all civilian. employees of the Central-Government. The Orders will also be applicable to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, Separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Railways, respectively.

10. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
Hindi version is attached.
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE

To O.M. No.2/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017.

LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS CLASSIFIED FOR GRANT OF HOUSE RENT ALLOWANCE TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

Sl. No. STATES/ UNION TERRITORIES CITIES CLASSIFIED AS "X" CITIES CLASSIFIED AS "Y"
1.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS
--
--
2.
ANDHRA PRADESH/ TELANGANA
Hyderabad (UA)
Vijayawada (UA), Warangal (UA), Greater Visakhapatnam (M.Corpn.), Guntur (UA), Nellore UA
3.
ARUNACHAL
--
--
4.
ASSAM
--
Guwahati (UA)
5.
BIHAR
--
Patna (UA)
6.
CHANDIGARH
-
Chandigarh (UA)
7.
CHHATTISGARH
-
Durg-Bhilai Nagar (UA), Raipur (UA)
8.
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
-
-
9.
DAMAN & DIU
-
-
10.
DELHI
Delhi (UA)
-
11.
GOA
--
--
12.
GUJARAT
Ahmadabad (UA)
Rajkot (UA), Jamnagar (UA), Bhavnagar (UA), Vadodara (UA), Surat (UA)
13.
HARYANA
-
Faridabad* (M.Corpn.), Guraon* (UA)
14.
HIMACHAL PRADESH
--
--
15.
JAMMU & KASHMIR '
-
Srinaar (UA), Jammu (UA)
16.
JHARKHAND
-
Jamshedpur (UA), Dhanbad (UA), Ranchl (UA), Bokaro Steel City (UA)
17.
KARNATAKA
Bengalore/Bengaluru(UA)
Belgaum (UA), Hubli-Dharwad (M.Corpn.), Mangalore (UA), Mysore UA), Gulbaroa (UA)
18.
KERALA
_
Kozhikode (UA), Kochi (UA), Thlruvanathapuram (UA), Thrlssur (UA), Malappuram(UA), Kannur (UA), Kollam (UA)
19.
LAKSHADWEEP
--
--
20.
MADHYA PRADESH
--
Gwalior (UA), Indore (UA), Bhopal (UA), Jabalpur (UA), Ujjain (M. Corpn)
21.
MAHARASHTRA
Greater Mumbai(UA), Pune (UA)
Amravati (M.Corpn.), Nagpur(UA), Aurangabad (UA), Nashik(UA), Bhiwandi (UA), Solapur (M.Corpn.), Koihapur (UA), Vasai-Virar City (M. Corpn.), Malegaon (UA), Nanded-Waghala (M. Corpn.), Sangli (UA
22.
MANIPUR
--
--
23.
MEGHALAYA
--
--
25.
MIZORAM
--
--
26.
ODISHA
--
Cuttack (UA), Bhubaneswar(UA), Raurkela UA)
27.
PUDUCHERRY(PONDICHERRY)
--
Puducherry/Pondicherry (UA)
28.
PUNJAB
--
Amritsar (UA), Jalandhar (UA), Ludhiana (M. Corpn.)
29.
RAJASTHAN
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Bikaner(M.Corpn.), Jaipur (M.Corpn.), Jodhpur(UA), Kota (M.Corpn.),Ajmer( UA)
30.
SIKKIM
--
--
31.
TAMIL NADU
Chennai (UA)
Salem (UA), Tiruppur (UA), Coimbatore (UA), Tiruchirappalli (UA), Madurai UA), Erode UA
32.
TRIPURA
--
--
33.
UTTAR PRADESH
--
Moradabad (M.Corpn.), Meerut (UA), Ghaziabad*(UA), Aligarh(UA), Agra (UA), Bareilly(UA), Lucknow (UA), Kanpur (UA), Allahabad (UA), Gorakhpur (UA), Varanasi (UA), Saharanpur (M.Corpn.), Noida (CT), Firozabad (NPP), Jhansi(UA)
34.
UTTARAKHAND
--
Dehradun (UA)
35.
WEST BENGAL
Kolkata (UA)
Asansol (UA), Siliguri (UA), Durgapur (UA)
*Only for the purpose of extending HRA on the basis of dependency.

NOTE The remaining cities/towns in various States/UTs which are not covered by classification as “X” or 'Y”, are classified as “Z” for the purpose of HRA.

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Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees

Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Central Government employees

No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 7th July 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President, is pleased to decide that Transport Allowance shall be admissible to Central Government employees at the following rates:-

Employees drawing pay in pay Level
Rates of Transport Allowance Per month
Employees posted in the Cities as per AnnexureEmployees posted at all other Places
9 and aboveRs. 7200 + DA thereonRs. 3600 + DA thereon
3 to 8Rs. 3600 + DA thereonRs. 1800 + DA thereon
1 and 2Rs. 1350 + DA thereonRs. 900 + DA thereon

2. The grant of Transport Allowance shall be subject to the following conditions:-

(i) The allowance shall not be admissible to those employees who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(ii) In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised Pay-structure/Pay Scales, the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix of the post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance under these orders.

(iii) Physically disabled employees as mentioned in DoE O.M. No. 19029/1/78-E.IV(B) dated 31.08.1978 and subsequent orders in respect of the categories viz. visually impaired, orthopaedically handicapped, deaf and dumb/hearing impaired, spinal deformity, shall continue to be paid Transport Allowance at double the normal rates, subject to fulfilment of the stipulated conditions, which shall, in no case, be less than Rs.2250/- p.m. plus applicable rates of Dearness Allowance

(iv) Officers drawing pay in Levels 14 and above in the Pay Matrix, who are entitled to the use of official car in terms of Department of Expenditure's O.M. No.20(5)-E.II(A)/93 dated 28.01.1994, shall be given the option to avail the official car facility or to draw Transport Allowance at the rates of Rs.15,750/- p.m. plus Dearness Allowance thereon. Before, allowing Transport Allowance @ Rs.15,750/- plus D.A. thereon, the option exercised by an officer will be examined by the administrative Ministry and his/her entitlement to the use of official car in terms of the OM. dated 28.01.1994 ibid will require to be certified by the competent authority. In case, an officer opts to draw Transport Allowance @ Rs.15,750/- p.m. plus D.A. thereon, he/she will not be allowed to change his/her option during the remaining period of his/her current assignment.

3. Admissibility of Transport Allowance during the following circumstances:-
(a) During leave: The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(b) During deputation abroad: The allowance will not be admissible during the period of deputation abroad.

(c) During tour: If an employee is absent from the Headquarters/Place of Posting for full calendar month(s) due to tour, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance dun’ng that/those calendar month/months. However, If the absence does not cover any calendar month(s) in full, Transport Allowance will be admissible for full month.

(d) During training treated as duty: The allowance may be granted during such training, if no Transport Facility/Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance is provided for attending the training institute. During official tour in the training course, the allowance will not be admissible when the period of the tour covers the whole calendar month. Also, during training abroad, no Transport Allowance will be admissible when the period of such training covers the whole calendar month.

(e) During inspection/survey duty by Members of Special Parties within the city but exceeding 8 kms. from the Headguarters OR during continuous field duty either in or outside the Headquarters: Transport Allowance is given to compensate for the expenditure incurred for commuting for both to and fro between the place of duty and residence. in case when one gets Road Mileage/Daily Allowance or free transportation for field/inspection/survey duty or tour for a period covering the whole calendar month, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that calendar month.

(f) To vacation staff : Vacation staff is entitled to Transport Allowance provided no free transport facility is given to such staff. However, the allowance shall not be admissible when such vacation spell, including all kinds of leave, cover the whole calendar month(s).

(g) During suspension: As a Government employee under suspension is not required to attend office, he/she is not entitled to Transport Allowance during suspension where suspension covers full calendar month(s). This position will hold good even if the suspension period is finally treated as duty. Where suspension period covers a calendar month partially, Transport Allowance payable for that month shall be reduced proportionately.

4. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

5. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates. In respect of the Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. in so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is attached.
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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE
LIST OF CITIES/TOWNS ELIGIBLE FOR HIGHER RATES OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE ON RE-CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES/TOWNS AS PER CENSUS-2011 (w.e.f 01.04.2015)

S.No.NAME OF THE STATES/ UNION TERRITORIESNAME OF THE CITY/TOWN
1.ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS--
2.ANDHRA PRADESH/ TELANGANAHyderabad (UA)
3.ARUNACHAL PRADESH--
4.ASSAM--
5.BIHARPatna (UA)
6.CHANDIGARH--
7.CHHATI'ISGARH--
8.DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI--
9.DAMAN & DIU--
10.DELHIDelhi (UA)
11.GOA--
12.GUJARATAhmadabad (UA), Surat (UA)
13.HARYANA--
14.HIMACHAL PRADESH--
15.JAMMU & KASHMIR--
16.JHARKHAND--
17.KARNATAKABengalore / Bengaluru (UA)
18.KERALAKochi (UA), Kozhikode (UA)
19.LAKSHADWEEP--
20.MADHYA PRADESHIndore (UA)
21.MAHARASHTRAGreater Mumbai (UA); Nagpur (UA); Pune (UA)
22.MANIPUR--
23.MEGHALAYA--
24.MIZORAM--
25.NAGALAND--
26.ODISHA--
27.PUDUCHERRY/ PONDICHERRY--
28.PUNJAB--
29.RAJASTHANJaipur (UA)
30.SIKKIM--
31.TAMIL NADUChennai (UA), Coimbatore(UA)
32.TRIPURA--
33.UTTAR PRADESHGhaziabad (UA), Kanpur(UA), Lucknow (UA)
34.UTTARAKHAND
35.WEST BENGALKolkata(UA)

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Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission


Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.
F. No.12-2/2016-E.III.A
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
7th July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services-recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's OM No. 7(19)/2008-E-IIIA dated 30.8.2008 regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) admissible to medical posts other than the posts included in the Central Health Services and to say that as provided for in para 7 of this Ministry's Resolution No.1- 2/2016-lC dated 25th July, 2016, the question of revision of rates of allowances (except Deamess Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, NPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on the revised rates of various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary have since been notified as per the Resolution No. 11-1/2016-10 dated 6th July, 2017.

3. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, as contained in the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, subject to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed Rs. 2,37,500 (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:

(i) The term “basic pay" in the revised pay structure shall mean “basic pay" as defined in Rule 3(x) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, Le, “basic pay” in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose of computation of Deamess Allowance and other allowances, except those allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Deamess Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission-related pay structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which medical qualifications recognised under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:-
(a) The post is a clinical one.
(b) The post is a whole time post.
(c) There is ample scope for private practice, and
4 (d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.

4. The revised rate of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5. In respect of medical posts under the Ministries of Railways, Defence and Department of Atomic Energy, separate orders will be issued by the concerned administrative authorities in these Ministries.

6. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
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(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
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Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of Veterinary posts on the basis of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of Veterinary posts on the basis of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission

F. No.12/2/2016-EIII.A
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
7th July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revision of rates of Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) in respect of Veterinary posts on the basis of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's OM No. 7(19)/2008-E-lllA dated 30.8.2008 regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) admissible to veterinary posts under the Central Government and to say that as provided for in para 7 of this Ministry’s Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the question of revision of rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances were required to be paid at existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, NPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on the revised rates of various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary, have since been notified as per the Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017.

3. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, as contained in the CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, subject to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed Rs. 2,37,500 (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:

(i) The term "basic pay" in the revised pay structure shall mean "basic pay" as defined in Rule 3(x) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016, Le, "basic pay" in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose of computation of Dearness Allowance and other allowances, except those allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide othenwise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission- related pay structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those veterinary posts for which minimum qualification of a Degree of B.V.Sc. & AH with registration in the Veterinary Council of India is required. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:-
(a) The post is a clinical one.
(b) The post is a whole time post.
(c) There is ample scope for private practice, and
(d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.
4. The revised rate of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5. These orders will not be applicable in respect of Veterinary posts under the Ministry of Railways, Defence and Department of Atomic Energy for which separate orders will be issued by the concerned administrative Ministry/Department.

6. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
To,
All Ministries & Departments
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7th CPC Allowances Govt Decision - List of All 196 Allowances & New Allowances for Railways: Appendix II of Gazette Notification.


7th CPC Allowances Govt Decision - List of All 196 Allowances & New Allowances for Railways: Appendix II of Gazette Notification. 

The revised rates of allowances shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017

Appendix II
Statement showing the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Allowances and the Government's decision thereon

Sl. No.Name of the AllowanceRecommendations of 7th CPCDecision of the Government
1Accident AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
2Acting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance."Accepted
3Aeronautical AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
4Air Despatch PayAbolished.Accepted
5Air Steward AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
6Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
7Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)Not included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
8Allowance in Lieu of Running Room FacilitiesNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
9Annual AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
10Antarctica AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship MatrixTo be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to be paid on per day basis.
Rates revised from Rs.1125 per day to Rs.1500 per day and from Rs.1688 per day to Rs.2000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.
Team Leader to get 10% extra @Rs.1650 per day and Rs.2200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively
11Assisting Cashier AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
12Accounts Stock Verifiers (ASV) AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
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.Accepted
14Bhutan Compensatory AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
15Boiler Watch Keeping AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
16Book AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
17Breach of Rest AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
18Breakdown AllowanceAbolishedRetained.
Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.120 - Rs.300 per month to Rs.270 - Rs.675 per month
19Briefcase AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
20Camp AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.Accepted
21Canteen AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
22Caretaking AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance"Accepted
23Cash Handling AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:(in Rs., per month)
Amount of average monthly cash handled6th CPC ratesRevised Rates
<= 5 lakh230- 600700
Over 5 lakh750- 9001000
24Children Education Allowance (CEA)Retained. Procedure of payment simplified.Accepted.
25CI Ops AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
26Classification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
27Clothing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted.
28Coal Pilot AllowanceAbolishedRetained.
Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.45 per trip to Rs.102 for first trip and from Rs.15 per trip to Rs.34 for every subsequent trip.
29Command Battalion for Resolute Action (COBRA) AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
30Command AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
31Commando AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
32Commercial AllowanceAbolishedAccepted
33Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for Persons Below Officers Rank (PBORs).Accepted
34Compensatory (Construction or Survey) AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
35Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)Retained. Rationalised. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
36Condiment AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
37Constant Attendance AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
38Conveyance AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
39Cooking AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
40Cost of Living AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
41Court AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
42Cycle AllowanceAbolishedRetained.
Existing rates of Rs.90 per month doubled to Rs.180 per month for Department of Posts and Railways.
To be retained in other Ministries/Departments where there is functional justification for any particular category of staff with the approval of Department of Expenditure.
43Daily AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
All provisions will apply to Railways personnel also.
Travelling Charges for Level -12 - 13 revised from ‘Non-AC Taxi charges up to 50 km to ‘AC taxi charges upto 50 Kms.' and for level 14 and above to be revised from ‘AC Taxi charges up to 50 km' to ‘AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements'.
Existing system of Daily allowance in the Ministry of Railways to continue.
44Daily Allowance on Foreign TravelRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
45Dearness Allowance (DA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.Not within the purview of the Committee.
46Deputation (Duty) Allowance for CiviliansRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
47Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence PersonnelRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
48Desk AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
49Detachment AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
50Diet AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
51Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
52Dual Charge AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance".Accepted
53Educational ConcessionRetained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
54Electricity AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
55Entertainment Allowance for Cabinet SecretaryAbolished.Accepted
56Entertainment Allowance in Indian RailwaysAbolished.Accepted
57Extra Duty AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance".Accepted
58Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.Accepted
59Family HRA AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
60Family Planning AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
61Field Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
62Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintained.Existing rate of Rs.500 per month revised to Rs.1000 per month.
63Fixed Monetary CompensationAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance"Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.
Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.50 to Rs.115 for full beat and from Rs.24 to Rs.54 for sharing a beat.
64Flag Station AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance".Accepted
65Flight Charge Certificate AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance".Accepted
66Flying AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
67Flying Squad AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
68Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
69Funeral AllowanceAbolishedRetained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense'.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.6000 to Rs.9000.
70Ghat AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
71Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge PayRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
72Haircutting AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.Accepted
73Handicapped AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
74Hard Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
75Hardlying MoneyRetained. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
76Headquarters AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
77Health and Malaria AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
78High Altitude AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
79Higher Proficiency AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.Accepted
80Higher Qualification Incentive for CiviliansRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
81Holiday Compensatory AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday AllowanceNot to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.
Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
82Holiday Monetary CompensationRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
83Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
HPCA and PCA are admissible to ministerial staff as well on the premise that the entire hospital area carries the risk of communicable diseases. This practice should be stopped and HPCA/PCA should be admissible to only those employees who come in continuous and routine contact with the patients.
Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCA/PCA as per R1H3 (Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
84House Rent Allowance (HRA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:
(i) HRA shall not be less than Rs.5,400 per month, Rs.3,600 per month and Rs.1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.
(ii) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% and 9% of Basic Pay in X,Y and Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y and Z cities when DA crosses 50%.
85Hutting AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
86Hydrographic Survey AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
87Initial Equipment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
88Instructional AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.Accepted
89Internet AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
90Investigation AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
91Island Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
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.Accepted
93Kilometreage Allowance (KMA)Not included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
94Kit Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Subsumed in Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group (SPG) and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for SPG.
95Language AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
96Language AwardRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
97Language Reward and AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
98Launch Campaign AllowanceAbolished.Retained.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
99Leave Travel Concession (LTC)Retained. Rationalized.
One additional free railway warrant should be extended to all personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) and the Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.
The recommendations of the 7th CPC on LTC are accepted without any change.
However, keeping in view the fact that Indian Navy personnel are not deployed for Field Duties, additional free Railway Warrant to Indian Coast Guard shall not be granted.
100Library AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance".Accepted
101MARCOS and Chariot AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
102Medal AllowanceRetained.Accepted
103Messing AllowanceRetained for “floating staff" under Fishery Survey of India, and enhanced by 50%. Abolished for Nursing Staff.Accepted
104Metropolitan AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
105Mileage Allowance for journeys by roadRetained.Accepted
106Mobile Phone AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
107Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry AwardsRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
108National Holiday AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
109Newspaper AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
110Night Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
111Night Patrolling AllowanceAbolished.Accepted.
112Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
113Nuclear Research Plant Support AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
114Nursing AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.4800 per month to Rs.7200 per month.
115Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forcesAbolished.Accepted
116Officiating AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
117Operation Theatre AllowanceAbolishedRetained.
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.360 per month to Rs.540 per month.
118Orderly AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
119Organization Special PayAbolished.Accepted
120Out of Pocket AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.Accepted
121Outfit AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted.
122Outstation (Detention) AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
123Outstation (Relieving) AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
124Out-turn AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
125Overtime Allowance (OTA)Abolished except for operational staff and industrial employees governed by statutory provisions.Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of ‘operational staff'.
Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.
126Para AllowancesRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
127Para Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
128Parliament Assistant AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
129PCO AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
130Post Graduate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
131Professional Update AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categoriesThis allowance to continue to be paid to non- gazetted staff of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).
Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
132Project AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
133Qualification AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
134Qualification GrantAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel
7th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications that-
(i) this will not include Tier - II courses, and
(ii) courses will be reviewed by associating experts, including outside professionals and academicians by 31.12.2017.
135Qualification PayRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
136Rajbhasha AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance"Accepted
137Rajdhani AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
138Ration Money AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
Provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be withdrawn
Provision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces shall be discontinued in peace areas.
Ration Money Allowance shall continue to be paid to officers of Defence Forces posted in peace areas. The cash shall be credited directly into the bank accounts of officers.
139Refreshment AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
140Rent Free AccommodationAbolished.Accepted
141Reward for Meritorious ServiceRetained. Enhanced by a factor of 2.25.Accepted
142Risk AllowanceAbolishedRetained.
Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.60 per month to Rs.135 per month.
143Robe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
144Robe Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
145Savings Bank AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
146Sea Going AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
147Secret AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
148Shoe AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Accepted
149Shorthand AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
150Shunting AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
151Siachen AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Rates revised from:
Rs.31500 to Rs.42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and
Rs.21000 per month to Rs.30000 per month for level 8 and below
152Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.Accepted
153Soap Toilet AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.Accepted
154Space Technology AllowanceAbolished.Retained.
Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
155Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with DisabilitiesRetained. Enhanced by 100%.Accepted
156Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety OfficersRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Accepted
157Special Appointment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance".
Granted to CAPF Personnel holding special appointments
To include Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) in the list eligible for Extra Work Allowance @2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.
158Special Compensatory (Hill Area) AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
159Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance (TLA) -I, II or III.
Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance.
7th CPC recommendations that Tough Location Allowance (TLA) will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) accepted subject to condition that employees be given the additional option to avail of the benefit of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) at pre-revised rates under the 6th CPC regime along with SDA at revised rates of 7th CPC
160Special Department of Telecom (DOT) PayAbolished.Accepted
161Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
SDA for AIS officers should be paid at the rate of 30 per cent of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10 per cent of Basic Pay.
As per DoPT's OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated 10th February, 2009, ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North - East Cadres of All India Service (AIS) officers' is granted @25%.
Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted @12.5%.
Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Both these allowances namely ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North - East Cadres of AIS' and Special Duty Allowance (SDA shall continue to be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.
162Special Forces AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
163Special Incident/Investigation/Security AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Department of Revenue should assess the risk profile of the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at various levels and thereafter make a case to Ministry of Finance for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance, if any, as per appropriate cell.
Special Security Allowance (SSA) for Special Protection Group (SPG) to be revised from 40% to 55% of Basic Pay for operational duties and from 20% to 27.5% of Basic Pay for non - operational duties. National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) employees to be granted this allowance @20% of Basic Pay.
This allowance was granted to Enforcement Directorate
as an ad - hoc measure with the approval of Department of Expenditure pending recommendations of the 7th CPC. Accordingly, this allowance to be withdrawn from ED with effect from 01.07.2017. As per recommendations of the 7th CPC, D/o Revenue to examine proposal for Risk & Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry of Finance for granting Risk & Hardship based allowance to ED officials, if any.
164Special Level Crossing (LC) Gate AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
165Special National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) PayAbolished.Accepted
166Special Running Staff AllowanceRetained. Extended to some more categories.Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional Allowance'.
167Special Scientists' PayAbolished.Accepted
168Specialist AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
169Spectacle AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
170Split Duty AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
171Study AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
172Submarine AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
173Submarine Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.Accepted
174Submarine Technical AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.Accepted
175Subsistence AllowanceRetained. Status Quo to be maintained.Accepted
176Sumptuary Allowance in Training EstablishmentsAbolished.Accepted
177Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court RegistryAbolished.Accepted
178Sunderban 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.Accepted
179TA BountyAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.Accepted
180TA for Retiring EmployeesRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
181TA on TransferRetained. Rationalized.Accepted
182Technical AllowanceTier-I of the Technical Allowance will continue to be paid on a monthly basis.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel
Existing system of Technical Allowance (Tier - I and II) to continue at Rs.3000 per month and Rs.4500 per month up to 31.03.2018.
Courses of Technical Allowance (Tier -I and II) along with Qualification Grant (Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel) to be reviewed by associating experts, outside professionals and academicians in order to keep pace with changing defence requirements. Review of Courses to be completed before 31.12.2017. Technical Allowance (Tier - II) to continue beyond 31.03.2018 only after review of courses.
183Tenure AllowanceRetained. Ceilings enhanced by 2.25.Accepted
184Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.Accepted
185Training AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
The allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career.
Ceiling of 5 years period to be removed.
Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.
186Training StipendAbolished.Accepted
187Transport Allowance (TPTA)Retained. Rationalized.Accepted.
188Travelling AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel. Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.
Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.
189Treasury AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:
(in Rs., per month)
Amount of average monthly cash handled6th CPC ratesRevised Rates
<= 5 lakh230- 600700
Over 5 lakh750- 9001000
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.Accepted
191Trip AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance.
192Uniform AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance and to be paid annually.7th CPC recommendations accepted with following modifications:
Different rates for the following categories:
(i) Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel- to be paid annually @ Rs.27,800 per annum and Rs.21,225 per annum for operational and non - operational duties respectively.
(ii) Nurses - to be paid monthly @Rs.1800 per month
To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.
193Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%.Accepted
194Vigilance AllowanceAbolished.Accepted
195Waiting Duty AllowanceNot included in the report.Rates to be decided through bi-lateral discussion between Railway Board and Federations and to be notified with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance
196Washing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.Subsumed in Dress Allowance in respect of Nurses and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for Nurses.
197New Allowances for Railways:
(i) Special Train Controller's Allowance, and(ii) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers
New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:
(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-fighting staff of Central Government & UTs
New Allowances for Railways: (i) Special Train Controller's Allowance -to be paid @Rs.5,000 per month to Section Controllers and Dy. Chief Controllers
(ii) Track Maintainers - I, II, III and IV of Indian Railways to be granted Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R3H2 (Rs.2700 for Level 8 and below and Rs.3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
New Allowance for Fire-fighting Staff:
(i) Risk and Hardship Allowance as per cell R2H3 (Rs.2700 for Level 8 and below and Rs.3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
Accepted

Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms - recommendation of the 7th Central pay Commission


Family Planning Allowance shall stand discontinued w.e.f, 1.7.2017 - Finance Ministry
Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms - recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
7th July, 2017
Office Memorandum

Subject: Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms - recommendation of the 7th Central pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s No.7/20/2008-E-IIIA dated 24-9-2008 regarding the existing rates of Family Planning Allowance (FPA) admissible to Central Government employees and to say that as provided for in para 7 of this Ministry’s Resolution No.1-2/2016-IC dated 25th July, 2016, the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission was referred to a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and until a final decision thereon, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. Accordingly, FPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid OM dated 24.9.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary, have since been notified as per tie Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017.

3.  As mentioned at Sl. No.60 of the Appendix -II of the said Resolution dated 8th July, 2017, the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission to abolish Family Planning Allowance has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July, 2017. Accordingly, FPA Family Planning Allowance, as admissible hitherto, shall cease to exist in all cases.

4.  These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017 and hence Family Planning Allowance shall stand discontinued w.e.f, 1st July, 2017.

5. In their application to the employees serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders are issued in consultation with the Office of C&AG.

6. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to Government of India

Authority: www.doe.gov.in

7th CPC List of allowances along with modifications as approved by the Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification


7th CPC List of allowances along with modifications as approved by the Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification

"The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the recommendations of the Commission on allowances with 34 modifications as specified in Appendix I."

Sl.Name of the AllowanceRecommendation of 7th CPCModifications accepted by the Government
1Antarctica AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship MatrixTo be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to be paid on per day basis.Rates revised from Rs.1125 per day to Rs.1500 per day and from Rs.1688 per day to Rs.2000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.
Team Leader to get 10% extra @Rs.1650 per day and Rs.2200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively
2.Breakdown AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.120 - Rs.300 per month to Rs.270 - Rs.675 per month
3.Cash Handling AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:
(in Rs., per month)
Amount of average monthly
cash handled
Sixth Central Pay Commission
rates (6th CPC)
Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh
230-600
700
Over 5 lakh
750-900
1000
4.Coal Pilot AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.45 per trip to Rs.102 for first trip and from Rs.15 per trip to Rs.34 for every subsequent trip.
5.Cycle AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rates of Rs.90 per month doubled to Rs.180 per month for Department of Posts and Railways.
To be retained in other Ministries/Departments where there is functional justification for any particular category of staff with the approval of Department of Expenditure.
6.Daily AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
All provisions will apply to Railways personnel also.
Travelling Charges for Level -12 - 13 revised from 'Non-AC Taxi charges up to 50 km to 'AC taxi charges upto 50 Kms.' and for level 14 and above to be revised from 'AC Taxi charges up to 50 km' to 'AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements'.Existing system of Daily allowance in the
Ministry of Railways to continue.
7.Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)Retained. Status Quo to be maintainedExisting rate of Rs.500 per month revised to Rs.1000 per month.
8.Fixed Monetary CompensationAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.50 to Rs.115 for full beat and from Rs.24 to Rs.54 for sharing a beat.
9.Funeral AllowanceAbolishedRetained with change in nomenclature as 'Funeral Expense'.Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.6000 to Rs.9000.
10.Holiday Compensatory AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday AllowanceNot to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
11Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA)Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.HPCA and PCA are admissible to ministerial staff as well on the premise that the entire hospital area carries the risk of communicable diseases.This practice should be stopped and HPCA/PCA should be admissible to only those employees who come in continuous and routine contact with the patients.Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCA/PCA as per R1H3 (Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
12.House Rent Allowance (HRA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:(ii) HRA shall not be less than Rs.5,400 per month, Rs.3,600 per month and Rs.1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5 to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of cities.
(ii) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay in X,Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses 25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y & Z cities when DA crosses 50%.
13.Kit Maintenance AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress AllowanceSubsumed in Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group (SPG) and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for SPG.
14.Launch Campaign AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
15.Nursing AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.Rates revised from Rs.4800 per month to Rs.7200 per month.
16.Operation Theatre AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.360 per month to Rs.540 per month.
17.Overtime Allowance (OTA)Abolished except for operational staff and industrial employees governed by statutory provisions.Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of 'operational staff'.Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.
18.Professional Update AllowanceRetained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categoriesThis allowance to continue to be paid to non- gazetted staff of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
19.Qualification GrantAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.7th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications that:(i) This will not include Tier - II courses, and
(ii) Courses will be reviewed by associating experts, including Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel outside professionals and academicians by 31.12.2017.
20.Ration Money Allowance (RMA)Retained. Rationalized.Provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace areas should be withdrawnProvision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces shall be discontinued in peace areas.RMA shall continue to be paid to officers of Defence Forces posted in peace areas. The cash shall be credited directly into the bank accounts of officers.
21.Risk AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.
Rates revised from Rs.60 per month to Rs.135 per month.
22.Siachen AllowanceRetained. Rationalised. To be paid at Rs.31500 for Level 9 and above and Rs.21000 for Level 8 andRates revised from:Rs.31500 to Rs.42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and Rs.21000 per month to Rs.30000 per month for level 8 and below
23.Space Technology AllowanceAbolishedRetained.Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.
Rates revised from Rs.7500 per annum to Rs.11250 per annum.
24.Special Appointment AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance". Granted to Central Armed Police Force Personnel holding special appointmentsTo include Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic), Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic) in the list eligible for Extra Work Allowance @2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions recommended by the 7th CPC.
25.Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA)Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance (TLA) -I, II or III.Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance.7th CPC recommendations that Tough Location Allowance (TLA) will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance (SDA) accepted subject to condition that employees be given the additional option to avail of the benefit of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) at pre-revised rates under the 6th CPC regime along with SDA at revised rates of 7th CPC
26.Special Duty Allowance (SDA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.SDA for All India Service (AIS) officers should be paid at the rate of 30 percent of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10 percent of Basic Pay.As per DoPT's OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated 10th February, 2009, 'Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North - East Cadres of All India Service (AIS) officers' is granted @25%.Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted @12.5%.
Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
Both these allowances namely 'Special Allowance for Officers belonging to North - East Cadres of AIS' and Special Duty Allowance (SDA shall continue to be paid separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and 10% respectively.
27.Special Incident/ Investigation/ Security AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.Department of Revenue should assess the risk profile of the officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at various levels and thereafter make a case to Ministry of Finance for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance, if any, as per appropriate cell.Special Security Allowance (SSA) for Special Protection Group (SPG) to be revised from 40% to 55% of Basic Pay for operational duties and from 20% to 27.5% of Basic Pay for non - operational duties.National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) employees to be granted this allowance @20% of Basic Pay.
This allowance was granted to Enforcement Directorate as an ad - hoc measure with the approval of Department of Expenditure pending recommendations of the 7th CPC. Accordingly, this allowance to be withdrawn from ED with effect from 01.07.2017. As per recommendations of the 7th CPC, Department of Revenue to examine proposal or Risk & Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry of Finance for granting Risk and Hardship based allowance to ED officials, if any.
28.Special Running Staff AllowanceRetained. Extended to some more categoriesName of the allowance to continue as 'Additional Allowance'.
29.Technical AllowanceTier-I of the Technical Allowance will continue to be paid on a monthly basis.Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence PersonnelExisting system of Technical Allowance (Tier - I and II) to continue at Rs.3000 per month and Rs.4500 per month up to 31.03.2018.
Courses of Technical Allowance (Tier -I and II) along with Qualification Grant (Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel) to be reviewed by associating experts, outside professionals and academicians in order to keep pace with changing defence requirements.
Review of Courses to be completed before 31.12.2017.
Technical Allowance (Tier - II) to continue beyond 31.03.2018 only after review of courses.
30.Training AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
The allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career.
Ceiling of 5 years period to be removed.Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.
31.Travelling AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel.Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.
Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.
32.Treasury AllowanceAbolishedSubsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:
(in Rs., per month)
Amount of average monthly cash handled6th CPC RatesRevised Rates
<= 5 lakh230-600700
Over 5 lakh750-9001000
33.Uniform AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance and to be paid annually.7th CPC recommendations accepted with following modifications:Different rates for the following categories:
(i) Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel-to be paid annually @ Rs.27,800 per annum and Rs.21,225 per annum for operational and non - operational duties respectively.
(ii) Nurses - to be paid monthly @Rs.1800 per month
To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.
34.Washing AllowanceAbolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress AllowanceSubsumed in Dress Allowance in respect of Nurses and factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress Allowance for Nurses.

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