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Seventh Pay Commission Report: Annual Allowance, Book Allowance, Professional Update Allowance

Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission 

Allowances
related
to
Knowledge Updates  Chapter
8.4 

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Allowances
Covered


Other Chapter on Allowances
Allowances payable for Additional/Extra Duty
Allowances related to Knowledge Updates
Allowances related to Deputation
Allowances related to Working on Holidays
Allowances related to Housing
Allowances related to Good Service
Qualification Allowances
Allowances related to Risk and Hardship
Allowances for Running Staff of Indian Railways
Allowances related to Sports
Sumptuary Allowances
Allowances related to Training
Allowances related to Travel
Allowances related to Uniform
Other Allowances

8.4.1 Alphabetical list of Allowances covered here is as under:

  1. Annual Allowance 
  2. Book Allowance
  3. Professional Update Allowance

P
resent
Position



8.4.2 This section covers the allowances granted to facilitate academic and research pursuits. They are discussed below.

Annual
Allowance



8.4.3 This allowance is provided across ministries, to the teaching, non-teaching, public health sub-cadres and GDMOs having PG qualification, with a view
to encourage academic and research pursuit. The existing rate is Rs.1,500 pm for medical officers having PG qualification and Rs.900 pm for medical
officers not having PG qualification. There are demands for three-fold increase in the amount of the allowance.
Analysis
and
Recommendations

8.4.4 Since the allowance is already partially indexed to DA, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.The allowance should be extended to medical officers who are dentists and veterinarians.

Book
Allowance


8.4.5 Book Allowance is granted to officer trainees of the Indian Foreign Service for purchase of books and study material. The allowance is in the nature
of one-time grant of Rs.15,000. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis
and
Recommendations

8.4.6 The allowance should be permitted only for buying instructional material for learning a foreign language. No other recommendations are required.

Professional
Update
Allowance


8.4.7 This allowance is granted to Scientists/Engineers in certain scientific departments like Department of Atomic Energy, ISRO, DRDO, etc. to encourage
these employees to obtain latest information and keep themselves update to widen their horizon of knowledge in their area of work. The present rates are as
under:
Grade Pay Amount
5400-7600 Rs.15000 pa
8700-8900 Rs.30000 pa
>=10000 Rs.45000 pa
8.4.8 There are demands for three-fold increase in the rate of the allowance.
Analysis
and
Recommendations

8.4.9 Since the allowance is already partially indexed to DA, it is recommended that the amount should bincreased by 50 percent. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent. It should be extended to DG, DRDO also.

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COMMENTS

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  • MUTYA SOMAYAJULU 7 years ago

    Pay commission has not taking into consideration of legal cadre on this aspect.This may be examined by Govt to encourage law cadre staff.