allowance (Defence), and Dual charge Allowance (Railways): DoPT OM
Subject: Grant of Additional Post Allowance – abolition of existing Acting allowance (being granted in Defence forces), and Dual charge Allowance (being granted in Ministry of Railways)-decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).
Read also: Grant of Additional Post Allowance (APA) – abolition of existing Dual Charge Allowance being granted to officers in Indian Railways – decision of the Government on Recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission (7th CPC)
- a. An employee formally appointed to hold full charge of the duties of a higher post, in addition to the duties of his own post, will be entitled to draw the pay that would be admissible to him if he was appointed to the higher post on regular basis OR 10 percent of his present Basic pay per month, as Additional Post Allowance, whichever is more beneficial, provided the sum total of his Basic pay and additional Post Allowance does not exceed the Apex Pay i.e. Rs.2,25,000/-
- b. An employee formally appointed to hold full charge of the duties of a post on similar level as his own post, in addition to the duties of his own post, will be entitled to draw 10 percent of his present Basic Pay per month, as Additional Post Allowance, provided the sum total of his Basic Pay and Additional Post Allowance does not exceed the Apex Pay.
- c. No Additional Post Allowance should be paid to an employee who is appointed to hold current charge or the routine duties of an additional post, irrespective of the duration of the current charge.
- d. The allowance will be admissible only if the duration of additional charge exceeds 45 days.
- e. This arrangement cannot continue for a particular vacant post for more than 1 year, and for a particular employee for more than 6 months at a stretch, In addition, there shall be a minimum gap of 1 year between two such successive appointments of a particular employee.
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