Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Subject : Grant of Extra Work Allowance – (abolition of existing Care taking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance)- decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC).
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM No.12-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.7.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that one of the conditions laid down in pare 3(5) for grant of Extra Work Allowance is that “an employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again”,
2. It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that no suitable employee is available for doing care taking work despite wide circulation of the vacancy and in view of stoppage of the allowance after one year to on employee doing care taking work, care taking job of the buildings is likely to be affected.
3. The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that so far as the task of care taking of office building is concerned, wherever any employee has drown Extra Work Allowance in terms of this Ministry’s OM dated 20.7.2017 for period of one year and if no suitable employees are available for performing care taking function, then the same employee may continue to perform care taking function and shall also be paid extra work allowance at the prescribed rates therein for a period till a Suitable employee is located. This dispensation is applicable only in case of care taking functions and not in respect of other functions for which separate allowances were admissible prior to 1.7.2017 as mentioned in pars 2 of this Ministry’s aforesaid OM dated 20.7.2017.
4. These orders shall take immediate effect from the date of issue.
5. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller Auditor General of India.