Equalized allowances in 7th Pay Commission for both CAPF Personnel & Defence Personnel

Equalized allowances in 7th Pay Commission for both CAPF Personnel &
Defence Personnel
** Government of India, Ministry of Home Arrairs, Lok Sabha ** Unstarred Question No. 1576, Answered on 25-07-2017 ** Allowances to CAPF Personnel ** POONAM MAHAJAN Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:- (a) whether the Government has equalized allowances for both defence army
personnel and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel under the 7th
Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof;

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1576

ANSWERED ON: 25.07.2017 
Allowances to CAPF Personnel
 

POONAM MAHAJAN

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has equalized allowances for both defence army
personnel and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel under the 7th
Central Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof; 
(b) whether it is a fact that despite the increases in allowances CAPF
personnel still receive lesser pay than their counterparts in the army; 
(c) if so, the reasons therefor and the reaction of the Government thereto; 
(d) whether the Government plans to increase the pay of the CAPF personnel
to the same level as that of defence personnel and if so, the time-frame by
which the Government is expected to ensure pay parity between CAPF and
defence army personnel; and 
(e) whether the Government is aware of the poor living conditions of the
CAPF personnel and the increasing rates of retirement and resignation and
if so, the steps being taken to rectify the situation? 

ANSWER
 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI KIREN RIJIJU) 
(a): The Government have accepted the recommendations of 7th Central Pay
Commission (CPC) on various allowances to be applied uniformly for Defence
and CAPF personnel. These allowances, inter alia, include Risk &
Hardship Allowance, Additional Free Railway Warrant/LTC, Dress Allowance,
etc. 
(b) to (d): There can be no one to one comparison between CAPFs and Army,
as the CAPFs and Army personnel are governed by different set of rules and
service conditions, hence, have different pay structure. 
(e): Continuous endeavors are made to improve the living conditions of the
CAPF personnel, including enhancing the level of their housing
satisfaction, and appropriate budgetary allocations are also made for this
purpose. The personnel resign or seek voluntary retirement, generally, due
to their personal/domestic issues. The personnel who wish to proceed on
voluntary retirement/ resignation are generally given personal hearing by
their Controlling Officers before a final decision is taken. 
 
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