7th CPC List of 34 allowances along with modifications approved by the Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification

7th CPC List of 34 allowances along with modifications approved by the Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification

7th CPC List of 34 allowances along with modifications as approved by the
Government of India: Appendix I of Gazette Notification

7cpc list of approved allowance apendix i

“The Government, after consideration, has decided to accept the
recommendations of the Commission on allowances with 34 modifications as
specified in Appendix I.”

Appendix I
 

List of allowances recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission
(7th CPC) along with modifications as approved by the Government of
India 
 
Sl. Name
of
the
Allowance
Recommendation of 7th CPC Modifications accepted by the Government
1 Antarctica Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9
and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and below as per Cell
RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix
To be kept out of Risk and Hardship Matrix and to be paid
on per day basis.

Rates revised from ₹1125 per day to ₹1500 per day and from
₹1688 per day to ₹2000 per day in Summer and Winter
respectively.

Team Leader to get 10% extra @₹1650 per day and ₹2200 per
day in Summer and Winter respectively

2. Breakdown Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing Rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹120 – ₹300 per month to ₹270 – ₹675 per
month

3. Cash Handling Allowance Abolished Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates
revised as under:

(in ₹, per month)
Amount of average monthly

cash handled
Sixth Central Pay Commission

rates (6th CPC)
Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh
230-600
700
Over 5 lakh
750-900
1000
4. Coal Pilot Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹45 per trip to ₹102 for first trip and
from ₹15 per trip to ₹34 for every subsequent trip.

5. Cycle Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rates of ₹90 per month doubled to ₹180 per month
for Department of Posts and Railways.

To be retained in other Ministries/Departments where there
is functional justification for any particular category of
staff with the approval of Department of Expenditure.

6. Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

All provisions will apply to Railways personnel also.
Travelling Charges for Level -12 – 13 revised from ‘Non-AC
Taxi charges up to 50 km to ‘AC taxi charges upto 50 Kms.’
and for level 14 and above to be revised from ‘AC Taxi
charges up to 50 km’ to ‘AC taxi charges as per actual
expenditure commensurate with official engagements’.

Existing system of Daily allowance in the

Ministry of Railways to continue.

7. Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Retained. Status Quo to be maintained Existing rate of ₹500 per month revised to ₹1000 per month.
8. Fixed Monetary Compensation Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be
governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”
Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.

Existing rates multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹50 to ₹115 for full beat and from ₹24
to ₹54 for sharing a beat.

9. Funeral Allowance Abolished Retained with change in nomenclature as ‘Funeral Expense’.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹6000 to ₹9000.

10. Holiday Compensatory Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be
governed by National Holiday Allowance
Not to be subsumed and retained as a separate allowance.
Existing system to continue in Intelligence Bureau (IB) and
Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
11 Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care
Allowance (PCA)
Retained. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the
newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.

HPCA and PCA are admissible to ministerial staff as well on
the premise that the entire hospital area carries the risk
of communicable diseases.This practice should be stopped
and HPCA/PCA should be admissible to only those employees
who come in continuous and routine contact with the
patients.

Ministerial Staff to continue to get HPCA/PCA as per R1H3
(₹4100 for level 8 and below and ₹5300 for level 9 and
above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix
12. House Rent Allowance (HRA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8 The recommendations of the 7thCPC is accepted with the
following modifications:

(ii) HRA shall not be less than ₹5,400 per month, ₹3,600
per month and ₹1,800 per month calculated @30% of minimum
pay for X (population of 50 lakh & above), 20% for Y (5
to 50 lakh) and 10% for Z (below 5 lakh) category of
cities.

(ii) HRA shall be revised to 27%, 18% & 9% of Basic Pay
in X,Y & Z cities when Dearness Allowance (DA) crosses
25% and further to 30%, 20% and 10% of Basic Pay in X, Y
& Z cities when DA crosses 50%.

13. Kit Maintenance Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly
proposed Dress Allowance
Subsumed in Dress Allowance for Special Protection Group
(SPG) and factored in for determining the revised rates of
Dress Allowance for SPG.
14. Launch Campaign Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.

15. Nursing Allowance Retained. Rationalized. Existing rates multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.

16. Operation Theatre Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹360 per month to ₹540 per month.

17. Overtime Allowance (OTA) Abolished except for operational staff and industrial
employees governed by statutory provisions.
Ministries/Departments to prepare a list of those staff
coming under the category of ‘operational staff’.

Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards.

18. Professional Update Allowance Retained. Enhanced by 50%. Extended to some more categories This allowance to continue to be paid to non-gazetted staff
of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

Existing rate multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.

19. Qualification Grant Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be
governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification
Incentive for Defence Personnel.
7th CPC recommendations accepted with the modifications
that:

(i) This will not include Tier – II courses, and

(ii) Courses will be reviewed by associating experts,
including Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the
Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher
Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel outside
professionals and academicians by 31.12.2017.

20. Ration Money Allowance (RMA) Retained. Rationalized.

Provision of free rations and the grant of Ration Money
Allowance to officers of Defence forces posted in peace
areas should be withdrawn

Provision of free ration for officers of Defence Forces
shall be discontinued in peace areas.

RMA shall continue to be paid to officers of Defence Forces
posted in peace areas. The cash shall be credited directly
into the bank accounts of officers.

21. Risk Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate multiplied by 2.25.

Rates revised from ₹60 per month to ₹135 per month.

22. Siachen Allowance Retained. Rationalised. To be paid at ₹31500 for Level 9
and above and ₹21000 for Level 8 and
Rates revised from:

₹31500 to ₹42500 per month for Level 9 and above, and
₹21000 per month to ₹30000 per month for level 8 and below

23. Space Technology Allowance Abolished Retained.

Existing rate to be multiplied by 1.5.

Rates revised from ₹7500 per annum to ₹11250 per annum.

24. Special Appointment Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be
governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
Granted to Central Armed Police Force Personnel holding
special appointments
To include Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Mechanic),
Assistant Sub Inspector (Radio Operator) and Sub Inspector
(Radio Mechanic) in the list eligible for Extra Work
Allowance @2% of Basic Pay per month with the conditions
recommended by the 7th CPC.
25. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be
governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance
(TLA) -I, II or III.

Tough Location Allowance will not be admissible along with
Special Duty Allowance.

7th CPC recommendations that Tough Location Allowance (TLA)
will not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance
(SDA) accepted subject to condition that employees be given
the additional option to avail of the benefit of Special
Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance (SCRLA) at
pre-revised rates under the 6th CPC regime along with SDA
at revised rates of 7th CPC
26. Special Duty Allowance (SDA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

SDA for All India Service (AIS) officers should be paid at
the rate of 30 percent of Basic Pay and for other civilian
employees at the rate of 10 percent of Basic Pay.

As per DoPT’s OM No. 14017/4/2005-AIS (II) dated 10th
February, 2009, ‘Special Allowance for Officers belonging
to North – East Cadres of All India Service (AIS) officers’
is granted @25%.

Special Duty Allowance (SDA) is granted @12.5%.

Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

Both these allowances namely ‘Special Allowance for
Officers belonging to North – East Cadres of AIS’ and
Special Duty Allowance (SDA shall continue to be paid
separately as at present at the revised rates of 20% and
10% respectively.

27. Special Incident/ Investigation/ Security Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.

Department of Revenue should assess the risk profile of the
officials of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) at various
levels and thereafter make a case to Ministry of Finance
for grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance, if any, as per
appropriate cell.

Special Security Allowance (SSA) for Special Protection
Group (SPG) to be revised from 40% to 55% of Basic Pay for
operational duties and from 20% to 27.5% of Basic Pay for
non – operational duties.

National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO) employees
to be granted this allowance @20% of Basic Pay.

This allowance was granted to Enforcement Directorate as an
ad – hoc measure with the approval of Department of
Expenditure pending recommendations of the 7th CPC.
Accordingly, this allowance to be withdrawn from ED with
effect from 01.07.2017. As per recommendations of the 7th
CPC, Department of Revenue to examine proposal or Risk
& Hardship allowance for ED to make a case to Ministry
of Finance for granting Risk and Hardship based allowance
to ED officials, if any.

28. Special Running Staff Allowance Retained. Extended to some more categories Name of the allowance to continue as ‘Additional
Allowance’.
29. Technical Allowance Tier-I of the Technical Allowance will continue to be paid
on a monthly basis.
Tier-II of the Technical Allowance as well as the
Qualification Grant will be merged into Higher
Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel

Existing system of Technical Allowance (Tier – I and II) to
continue at ₹3000 per month and ₹4500 per month up to
31.03.2018.

Courses of Technical Allowance (Tier –I and II) along with
Qualification Grant (Higher Qualification Incentive for
Defence Personnel) to be reviewed by associating experts,
outside professionals and academicians in order to keep
pace with changing defence requirements.

Review of Courses to be completed before 31.12.2017.

Technical Allowance (Tier – II) to continue beyond
31.03.2018 only after review of courses.

30. Training Allowance Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some
more categories.

The allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a
maximum period of five years only during the entire career.
Ceiling of 5 years period to be removed.

Standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.

31. Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.

Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air
travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel.

Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for
travelling entitlements.

Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.

32. Treasury Allowance Abolished Subsumed in Cash Handling and Treasury Allowance and rates
revised as under:

(in ₹, per month)
Amount of average monthly cash handled 6th CPC Rates Revised Rates
<= 5 lakh
230-600
700
Over 5 lakh
750-900
1000
33. Uniform Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly
proposed Dress Allowance and to be paid annually.
7th CPC recommendations accepted with following
modifications:

Different rates for the following categories:

(i) Special Protection Group (SPG) personnel-to be paid
annually @ ₹27,800 per annum and ₹21,225 per annum for
operational and non – operational duties respectively.

(ii) Nurses – to be paid monthly @₹1800 per month

To be extended to all Check Points of Bureau of
Immigration.

34. Washing Allowance Abolished as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly
proposed Dress Allowance
Subsumed in Dress Allowance in respect of Nurses and
factored in for determining the revised rates of Dress
Allowance for Nurses.

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