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

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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."



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Appendix I
List of allowances recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) along with modifications as approved by the Government of India



Sl.
Name of the Allowance
Recommendation of 7th CPC
Modifications accepted by the Government
1
Antarctica Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9 and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix
To be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to be paid on per day basis.

Rates revised from ₹1125 per day to ₹1500 per day and from ₹1688 per day to ₹2000 per day in Summer and Winter respectively.

Team Leader to get 10% extra @₹1650 per day and ₹2200 per day in Summer and Winter respectively
2.
Breakdown Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹120 – ₹300 per month to ₹270 – ₹675 per month
3.
Cash Handling Allowance
Abolished
Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in ₹, 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 Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹45 per trip to ₹102 for first trip and from ₹15 per trip to ₹34 for every subsequent trip.
5.
Cycle Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rates of ₹90 per month doubled to ₹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 Allowance
Retained. 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 maintained
Existing rate of ₹500 per month revised to ₹1000 per month.
8.
Fixed Monetary Compensation
Abolished 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 ₹50 to ₹115 for full beat and from ₹24 to ₹54 for sharing a beat.
9.
Funeral Allowance
Abolished
Retained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense’.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹6000 to ₹9000.
10.
Holiday Compensatory Allowance
Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance
Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance. Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
11
Hospital 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 (₹4100 for level 8 and below and ₹5300 for level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
12.
House Rent Allowance (HRA)
Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8
The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the following modifications:

(ii) HRA shall not be less than ₹5,400 per month, ₹3,600 per month and ₹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 Allowance
Abolished 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.
14.
Launch Campaign Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.
15.
Nursing Allowance
Retained. Rationalized.
Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.
16.
Operation Theatre Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹360 per month to ₹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 Allowance
Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories
This 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 ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.
19.
Qualification Grant
Abolished 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 withdrawn
Provision 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 Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹60 per month to ₹135 per month.
22.
Siachen Allowance
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9 and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and
Rates revised from:

₹31500 to ₹42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and ₹21000 per month to ₹30000 per month for level 8 and below
23.
Space Technology Allowance
Abolished
Retained.

Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.
24.
Special Appointment Allowance
Abolished 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 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.
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 Allowance
Retained. 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 Allowance
Retained. Extended to some more categories
Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional Allowance’.
29.
Technical Allowance
Tier-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 ₹3000 per month and ₹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 Allowance
Retained. 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 Allowance
Retained. 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 Allowance
Abolished
Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates revised as under:

(in ₹, per month)
Amount of average monthly cash handled
6th CPC Rates
Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh
230-600
700
Over 5 lakh
750-900
1000
33.
Uniform Allowance
Abolished 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 @ ₹27,800 per annum and ₹21,225 per annum for operational and non – operational duties respectively.

(ii) Nurses – to be paid monthly @₹1800 per month

To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of Immigration.
34.
Washing Allowance
Abolished 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.


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