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7TH Pay Commission : Grant of Project Allowance for CG
Employees working on Construction Projects


The Central Government employees shall be paid Project Allowance, which has
been covered in the Risk/Hardship Matrix

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 19th July, 2017

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay
Commission – Construction Projects – Grant of Project Allowance. 
Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Seventh Central
Pay Commission by the Government, the President, is pleased to decide that,
in modification of this Ministry’s -O.M. No. 20011/5/73-E.II(B)
dated.17.01.1975 as amended from time to time and OM. No. 6(3)/2008-E.II(B)
dated 29.08.2008 on the subject mentioned above, the Central Government
employees shall be paid Project Allowance, which has been covered in the
Risk/Hardship Matrix, at the following revised rates:-
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Level in Pay Matrix
Cell Name
Rate per month(Rs.)
Level 9 and above
Level 8 and below

3. The term ‘Pay Level’ in the revised pay structure means the ‘Level in
the Pay Matrix. 
4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised
pay- structure, corresponding Grade Pay in the prescribed pay band as
indicated in CCS(Revised) Pay) Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance
under these orders. 
5. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness
Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent. 
6. All other terms and conditions governing the grant of this allowance
shall remain unchanged. 
7 These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.
8. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the
Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be charge-able to the
relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates in regard to Armed Forces
personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the
Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively. 
9. In so far as the employees. working in the Indian Audit and Accounts
Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of
the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
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Hindi version is attached.
(Annie George Mathew)