President Secretary General
K. K. N. Kutty M. Krishnan
Ref: Confdn/Allowances/2016-19 Dated – 26.10.2016
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Government of India
& Chairman, Committee on Allowances
North Block, New Delhi – 110 001.
Sub : Allowances related to North-Eastern Region and Andman Nicobar Islands.
remote localities of our country are in receipt of Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA). Further, Special Compensatory (Hill Area)
Allowance (SCHAA) is granted to employees posted at Hill stations 1000 meters or above sea level.
receipt of Island Spend Duty Allowance. 7th CPC has made the following recommendations with respect to SCRLA and SCHAA.
extended to civilian employees
in case Tough Location Allowance or any other Risk & Hardship Allowance is not admissible at the location covered by High Altitude Allowance.
(As entire North Eastern Region is eligible for Though Location Allowance, the employees of NE Region will not be elilgible for High Altitude Allowance as
per this recommendation).
Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance and Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance. They will only be eligible for Special Duty Allowance
(SDA) and Island Special Duty Allowance.
30% of Basic Pay and for other civilian employees at the rate of 10% of Basic Pay”. We have been demanding parity in the percentage of SDA payable to all
Central Government employees, irrespective of Cadre or status, as all the employees including AIS officers are facing the same risk and hardship prevailing
in the North Eastern Region or Andaman Nicobar Islands. 6th CPC has recommended parity and Government has implemented SDA at the rate of 12.5%
to both AIS officers and other civilian employees, even though Government, later on granted 25% incentive also to AIS officers. Further the SDA is not paid
to the Gramin Dak Sevaks of the postal Department.
North-Eastern Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (and also other eligible places/localities) sympathetically and favourably.
The discrimination in the rate of SDA between AIS officers and other civilian employees may be removed and all may be paid SDA at the rate of 30%.
Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance to be subsumed in Tough Location Allowance and Special Compensatory (Hill area) Allowance to be
subsumed in High Altitude Allowance should be admissible along with SDA.
Both SDA and SCA may be extended to the Gramin Dak Sevaks of the Postal department working in North Easter Regions and Andaman Nicobar Islands (and
similarly situated places)
Standing Committee Member
National Council, JCM
1. Com. D. K. Debnath, Convenor, Regional Co-ordinating Committee of Postal & RMS Unions (NFPE) Assam & North Easter Circles Guwahati – 781001.
2. Com. G. Talukadar – email firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Com. S. Das – email email@example.com
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