Categories of 7th CPC Allowances – Allowances Payable for Additional Extra Duty
Important Updates on 7th CPC Allowances….
Categories of 7th CPC Allowances – Allowances Payable for Additional Extra Duty
Important Updates on 7th CPC Allowances….
Rate of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for Pensioners has been increased from ₹500 per month to ₹1000 per month. This will benefit more than 5 lakh central government pensioners not availing CGHS facilities.
i. The rate of Constant Attendance Allowance granted on 100% disablement has been increased from ₹4500 per month to ₹6750 per month.
11. Allowances to Scientific Departments
i. The recommendations of 7th CPC to abolish Launch Campaign Allowance and Space Technology Allowance has not been accepted. In order to incentivize the supporting employees in Space and Atomic Energy sector, the rate of Launch Campaign and Space Technology Allowance has been increased from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum. Professional Update Allowance for non-gazetted employees of Department of Atomic Energy will also continue to be paid at the enhanced rate of ₹11250 per annum.
ii. The 7th CPC had placed Antarctica Allowance, paid to the Scientists and other members undertaking the expedition to Antarctica under the Indian Antarctic programme, in the RH-Max Cell of the R&H Matrix. The rates of the RH-Max Cell recommended by the 7th CPC were less than the existing rates of Antarctica Allowance which is currently paid on per day basis. Considering the specific nature of these expeditions and to provide appropriate increase in rates, Government has decided to keep Antarctica Allowance out of the R&H Matrix and the allowance will continue to be paid on per day basis as per existing practice. The Rates of Antarctica Allowance will go up from ₹1125 per day (Summers) and ₹1688 per day (Winters) to ₹1500 per day (Summers) and ₹2000 per day (Winters).
7th CPC – Post Graduate Allowance – Revised Rates
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
PC-VII No. 104
RBE No. 75/2018
New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — Post Graduate Allowance.
Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Medical Officers will be granted Post Graduate Allowance as detailed below:
Post Graduate Allowance
S. NO/ CATEGORY/ REVISED RATES
1. Railway Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having Post Graduate degree qualification recognized under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 – 2250/- p.m
2. General Duty Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having P G Diploma qualification recognized under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 – 1350/- p.m.
2. The rates of this allowance will further rise by 25 percent each time DA payable on revised pay scales rises by 50 percent. The revised rates of the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.
3. The terms & conditions as contained in para 1426 of IREC Vol.II (Sixth Edition — 1987, Second Reprint Edition 2005), will remain unchanged.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
7th CPC Allowances for Defence Personnel
Defence Forces pers are in receipt of a variety of Allces, some identical to those granted to civilians and others exclusive to the Defence Forces, taking into account the specific conditions of service.
Allces common to civilians and Defence Forces pers are Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Tpt Allowance, NPA, HRA, Spl Compensatory Allce etc. Allces specific to Armed Forces compensate either the difficulty of location (Fd Area, High Altitude etc), heightened risk profile (CI Ops, Flying, HAFA etc) or a specific personal situation of an individual (Tech Allce, Additional Post Allce, Composite Personal Maint Allce etc).
2.2. The yardstick applied for all allces has been the same i.e., revision has been implemented wef 01.07.2017. Major features are:-
(a) All slab based allces to increase by 25% for every 50% rise in DA.
(b) Rates of Children Education Allowance (CEA) and Hostel Subsidy increased by 1.5 times. CEA has been increased from Rs 1500/- per month/child (max two) to Rs 2250/- per month/child (max two). Hostel Subsidy has been revised from Rs 4500/- per month to Rs 6750/- per month.
(c) Family Accn Allce for JCOs/OR abolished wef 01.07.2017.
(d) HRA will be applicable to all ranks and CILQ abolished wef 01.07.2017.
(e) Travel by air on TD for Level 6 and above. AC III/AC Chair Car for Level 5 and below.
(f) Siachen Allowance will be Rs 30,000/- per month for JCOs/OR (Level 8 and below) and Rs 42,500/- per month for officers (Level 9 and above).
(g) Allces Abolished.
(i) Air Despatch Pay.
(ii) Air Steward Allowance.
(iii) Official Hospitality Grant in Defence Forces.
(iv) Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance.
(v) Spectacle Allowance.
(vi) Short Hand Allowance.
(h) Allces Subsumed.
(i) Kit Maintenance Allowance.
(ii) Qualification Grant.
(iii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality Allowance).
(iv) Uniform Related Allces.
(v) Washing/Clothing Maintenance Allowance.
(vi) Acting Allowance.
(vii) Bad Climate Allowance.
(viii) Compensation in Lieu of Quarter (CILQ).
(ix) Single in Lieu of Quarter (SNLQ).
(x) Extra Duty Allowance.
(xi) Family Accommodation Allowance.
(xii) Flight Charge Certificate Allowance.
(xiii) Instructional Allowance.
(xiv) Judge Advocate General Dept Examination Award.
(xv) Outfit Allowance.
Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 1(16)/2017/D(Pay/Services) dated 18 Sep 2017
7th CPC Pay, Pension and Allowances for Judges – Cabinet Approval
Cabinet approves revised salaries, gratuity, allowances and pension for the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the revision in the salaries, gratuity, allowances, pension etc. of the Judges of the Supreme Court and the High Courts and retired Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. It follows the implementation of recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in respect of Civil Servants.
The approval will pave the way for necessary amendments in the two laws viz. Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958 and High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954, which govern the salaries of Chief Justice of India (CJI), Judges of Supreme Court of India, Chief Justices and all Judges of High Courts.
The increase in the salary and allowances etc. will benefit 31 Judges of Supreme Court of India (including the CJI) and 1079 Judges(including the Chief Justices) of High Courts. Besides, approximately 2500 retired Judges will also be benefited on account of revision of pension/gratuity etc.
Arrears on account of revised salaries, gratuity, pension and family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 will be paid as one time lump sum payment.
Salaries, gratuity, pension, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court are governed by the Supreme Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1958. Salaries etc. of Judges of High Courts are governed by High Court Judges (Salaries and Conditions of Service) Act, 1954. An amendment in the Acts is required whenever there is any proposal for revision of salaries/pension gratuity, allowances etc. in respect of Judges of Supreme Court and High Courts. Therefore, Government proposes to move a Bill in the Parliament in the ensuing Session for amendment in the relevant Acts for giving effect to the revision of salaries and allowances
A five-judge Constitution bench will examine the limited issue as to whether the 2006 verdict delivered in M Nagaraj and other versus Union of India was required to be re-looked at or not.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to consider whether its 11-year-old judgement dealing with the issue of application of the ‘creamy layer’ for reservation to SC and ST categories in promotion in government jobs needs to be revisited.
The top court said that a five-judge Constitution bench will examine the limited issue as to whether the 2006 verdict delivered in M Nagaraj and other versus Union of India was required to be re-looked at or not.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A K Sikri and Ashok Bhushan clarified that it was not going into the correctness of the verdict.
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7th pay commission : New pay hike from April 2018;
A top Finance Ministry official, who did not wish to be named told on Tuesday said that new pay hike for central government would come into effect from 1 April 2018.
He said that National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is likely to submit report on new pay hike by December.
The new pay hike will come into effect by April next year at the latest, he added.
Earlier, the government gave nod the 7th pay commission proposal of minimum basic pay from Rs 7,000 to Rs 18,000 per month while the maximum basic pay from Rs, 80,000 tp Rs 2.5 lakh with a fitment factor of 2.57 times uniformly of sixth pay commission’s basic pay.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, various central government employees’ unions had threatened to go on an indefinite strike from 11 july, 2016.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitly was under pressure to assure to hike minimum pay for the central government employees day after the cabinet approval of the 7th pay commission ‘s recommendations, june 30, 2016, when he had met representatives of several central government employees unions in home minister’s house with other two cabinet ministers – Rajnath Singh and Suresh Prabhu.
The assurance had prevented several central government employees’ unions to go ahead with the indefinite strike starting july 11, 2016.
The Unions had asked the government to set up a committee to look into issues raised by them in relation to pay hike.
Jaitly promised the Union leaders that the pay hike issue raised by them would be considered by a High Level Committee. Accordingly, he has formed National Anolmaly Committee (NAC) in September, 2016 to look into pay anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 7th pay commission’s recommendations.
The unions had said the government approved pay hike was the lowest in the last 70 years. They had also accused the government of announcing the awards “unilaterally” without any consultation with them.
The unions had also warned to make employees minimum pay Rs. 18,000 to Rs 26,000 and asked to rising fitment factor 3.68 times from 2.57 times.
“The governnment may comeout with a decision in next financial year in this regard on the recommendations of the National Anomaly Committee”, he said.
“The government is likely to go ahead for hike in minimum pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 with fitment factor 3.00. The fitment formula with 3.00 times from , which will be gone up he salary and pension in general for all segment of employees” the official confirmed.
Existing Provisions: Granted to cover the expenditure involved in commuting between place of residence and place of duty. The existing rates are as under:
Officers drawing GP 10000 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, have the option to avail of the existing facility or to draw TPTA @ ₹7000 + DA.
Differently abled employees are granted TPTA at double rates subject to a minimum of ₹1000+DA.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Transport Allowance is already fully DA indexed. Therefore, following rates of Transport Allowance are recommended:
Officers in Pay Level 14 and higher, who are entitled to the use of official car, will have the option to avail themselves of the existing facility or to draw the TPTA at the rate of ₹15,750+DA pm.
Differently abled employees will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of ₹2,250 plus DA.
I. National Council (Staff Side), JCM:
i. There should be only two levels for Transport Allowance, as under:
Level 9 and above
₹7500+DA (Higher TPTA Cities)
₹3750 + DA (Other Places
Below Level 9
₹3750+DA (Higher TPTA Cities)
₹1875 + DA (Other Places)
ii. Income Tax exemption, which was available for Transport Allowance, may be reintroduced.
II. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: SAG Doctors should be paid Transport Allowance at the rates admissible to Joint Secretary in lieu of Staff Car.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee: The Committee notes that the Transport Allowance is fully indexed to Dearness Allowance and the rates have accordingly been revised by the 7th CPC. As the demands do not relate to any changes recommended by the 7th CPC, the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Transport Allowance may be accepted without any change.
When this allowance was introduced by 5th CPC, the entire amount was exempted from Income Tax. However, the Committee is not making any recommendations relating to raising of Income Tax ceiling on Transport Allowance as it is not within the purview of the Committee. The matter may be taken up separately with Department of Revenue.
Government of India, vide OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 23rd July 2016 constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts and Chariman, Railway Board as Members to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Allowances.
The Committee acknowledges the assistance provided by Shri R.K.Chaturvedi Joint Secretary (IC) and his team, Shri P.K.Das, Additional Secretary (Expenditure) who headed the Group of Officers and the members of his group, the representatives of Departments / Ministries, Services and Staff Associations in finalizing the Report.
The Committee, after due deliberations, submits its report on 27th April, 2017.
(C K Mishra)
(B P Sharma)
(B V Sudhakar)
(A K Mittal)
(R K Chaturvedi)
Date: 27th April 2017
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 18th Sep, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION ON ALLOWANCES/CONCESSIONS IN RESPECT OF OFFICERS / JCOs AND ORs OF THE ARMY AND EQUIVALENT RANKS OF NAVY AND AIR FORCE – IMPLEMENTATION OF
I am directed to say that consequent of finalisation of Seventh Central Pay Commission award on allowances/concessions by the Government vide (Ministry of Finance Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July 2017, the President is pleased to sanction revised rates of Allowances/Concessions in respect of Officers /JCOs and ORs of the Army and equivalent rank of Navy and Air Force personnel.
2.Allowances related to Risk and Hardship are listed in Appendix-A and allowances other than Risk and Hardship are listed in Appendix-B attached to this letter.
3.Based on the approved recommendations of 7th CPC, various existing Risk and Hardship allowances have now been subsumed in different cells of the new Risk and Harship matrix. The matrix is divided into 9 cells, based on Low, Medium and High risk juxtaposed with Low, Medium and High harship. One extra cell on the top is RH-Max, to include Siachen Allowance as a combination of risk and hardship maximum. However, the allowances shall maintain their names and conditions attached with their admissibility (unless otherwise stated). These allowances will be paid as per rate of the cell under which they have been placed in the Risk and Hardship Matrix. A copy of the Risk and Hardship Matrix is listed as per Appendix-C.
4.Based on the approved recommendations of 7th CPC, some allowances have been rationalized by subsuming in allowances with a different/new nomenclature. Orders for these allowances will be issued separately.
5.Some allowances have been abolished as per approved recommendations of 7th CPC and are listed as per Appendix-D of this letter.
6.The revised rates of the above allowances/ concessions will be effective from 1st July, 2017.
7.The other terms and conditions for grant of the respective allowances/ concessions would continue to be applicable in respect of the revised rates notified in the Appendices-A & B to this letter.
8.Certain allowances are dealt by other Wings in Ministry of Defence. These Wings will separately issue orders pertaining to them.
9.The term ‘Basic Pay’ for the purpose of these orders refers to basic pay as defined in relevant Army/Air Force Pay Rules and Navy Pay Regulations.
10.This letter issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their LD. No. 1(3)2016/AG/225-PA dated 24.08.2017.
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India