7th CPC : Island Special Duty Allowance for CG Employees of A&N Group of Islands and U.T. Lakshadweep – FinMin Order

7th CPC : Island Special Duty Allowance for CG Employees of A&N Group of Islands and U.T. Lakshadweep – FinMin Order

7th CPC : Island Special Duty Allowance for CG Employees of A&N Group of Islands and U.T. Lakshadweep – FinMin Order
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No.12/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 18th July, 2017.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

Subject: Implementation on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay
Commission – Grant of Island Special Duty Allowance to the Central
Government employees posted in the Andaman & Nicobar Group of
Islands and Islands of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. 
 
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 the Andaman &
Nicobar (A&N) Group of islands and Islands of Union Territory of
Lakshadweep, shall be paid Island Special Duty Allowance at the following
rates:- 
Place where posted
Rate per month (Rs.)

(i) Areas within the distance of 8 Kms. of
Municipal limits of Capital Towns:


(Port Blair in A&N Islands, Kavaratti and Agatti in
Lakshadweep)
10% of Basic Pay
(ii) Difficult Areas

(North and Middle Andaman, South Andaman excluding Port
Blair in A&N islands, all Islands in Lakshadweea
except Kavarati, Aatti and Minicoy)
16% of Basic Pay
(iii) More Difficult Areas

(Little Andaman, Nicobar group of Islands, Narcondam
Islands, East Islands in A&N Islands, Minicoy in
Lakshadweep)
20% of Basic Pay:
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.

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3. Island Special Duty Allowance shall not be admissible during the periods
of leave/training/tour etc. beyond full calendar month(s), in case, the
employee is outside the Andaman & Nicobar Group of Islands and Islands
of Union Territory of Lakshadweep. The allowance shall not be
admissible-during suspension and joining time.

4. Island Special Duty Allowance shall be admissible in addition to Hard
Area Allowance, ‘where admissible. 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.

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5. The 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 wilt 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.
Hindi version is attached.
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