7th CPC : Hard Area Allowance for employees posted in A&N Islands & Lakshadweep – MoF Order


7th CPC : Hard Area Allowance for employees posted in A&N Islands
& Lakshadweep – MoF Order
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** No.13/1/2017-E.II(B) ** Government of India, Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure ** New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017 ** Subject:
Implementation on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission
regarding grant of Hard Area Allowance to the Central Government employees
posted in the Nicobar Group of Islands and Islands of Union Territory of
Lakshadweep other than Kavaratti & Agatti

No.13/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 14th July, 2017.

Subject: Implementation on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay
Commission regarding grant of Hard Area Allowance to the Central
Government employees posted in the Nicobar Group of Islands and Islands
of Union Territory of Lakshadweep other than Kavaratti & Agatti. 
 
Consequent upon the acceptance of the-recommendations of Seventh “Central
Pay Commission by the Government, the President, in supersession of all
existing orders issued on the subject from time to time, is pleased to
decide that Central Government employees posted in Nicobar Group of Islands
and Minicoy, Kiltan, Andrott, Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra
Islands of Lakshadweep shall be paid Hard Area Allowance at the following
rates:- 
Place where posted
Rate per month
(i) Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy in Lakshadweep
Islands
20% of Basic Pay
(ii) Lakshadweep Group of Islands (Kiltan, Andrott,
Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra Islands)
12% of Basic Pay
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2. The term ‘Basic Pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in
the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not‘include any other type
of pay like Special Pay, etc. 
3. In places where more. than one Special Compensatory Allowances are
admissible, the Central Government employees posted in such stations will
have the option to choose the allowance which benefits them the most, i.e.
Hard Area Allowance or one of the Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed
under Tough Location Allowance Category-I, II and III. 
4. The Hard Area Allowance shall be admissible in addition to the Island
Special Duty Allowance, where admissible. 
5. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.
 
6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the
Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the
relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates, in respect of Armed Forces
personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the
Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively. 
7. 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 versions attached.
sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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