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Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission Chapter 9.1 - Advances 9.1.1 Two types of advances are granted to government employees: Intere

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Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission

Chapter
9.1 – Advances



9.1.1 Two types of advances are granted to government employees: Interest-free and Interest-bearing.

Interest-free
Advances

9.1.2 Presently 12 interest-free advances are permissible. Their details are as follows:
Table
1
:
Interest-free
Advances

S.No.
Name
Amount
Eligibility
Remarks
1
Bicycle Advance Rs.4500 GP<=2800 Recoverable in max 30 monthly installments
2
Warm Clothing Advance Rs.4500 All Group C employees posted at a hill station either on first appointment or on transfer, for a period of not less than one year Recoverable in max 12 monthly installments
3
Advance of Pay on Transfer 1 month’s pay OR2 months’ pay in case of transfer due to shift of HQ as a result of government policy All employees transferred from one station to another in public interest Recoverable in max 3 monthly installments
4
Advance of TA on Tour/ Transfer/ Retirement An amount sufficient to cover the officials’ personal travelling expenses for a month or six weeks in case of prolonged tours All cases where TA is admissible The advance shall be adjusted immediately after completion of tour
5
Advance of TA to the family of a deceased government employee Limited to 3/4th of probable expenses admissible under the rules Same as for retirement/transfer
6
Advance of LTC Up to 90% of the fare All eligible Central Government Employees
7
Advance of Leave Salary An amount not exceeding the net amount of leave salary including allowances for the first 30 days of leave after deduction of PF, House
Rent, Income Tax, Recovery of Advances, etc.
All officials proceeding on leave for a period not less than 30 days Adjusted against the monthly salary bills
8
Advance in connection with medical treatment 90% of the package deal for specific major illnesses.Rs.10,000 for indoor treatment or outdoor treatment of 3 months or less for
cancer.Rs.36,000 for treatment of TB where duration is more than 3 months
All Central Government employees except Railway employees
9
Festival Advance
Rs.4500
GP<=4800 Recoverable in max 10 monthly installments
10
Advance in the event of natural calamity like flood, drought, cyclone, etc.
Rs.7500
All non-Gazetted employees Recoverable in max 12 monthly installments
11
Advance for training in Hindi through Correspondence Course
Rs.450
For those Central Government employees who undergo training through correspondence course conducted by the Central Hindi Directorate
12
Advance for Law Suits
Rs.500
All Central Government employees Recoverable in max 24 monthly installments
9.1.3 There is a general demand from the JCM-Staff Side to increase all interest-free advances to three times their present value.
Analysis
and
Recommendations

9.1.4 As can be seen from the table above, the amount of most of the advances is quite low. With the increased salary packages provided after successive
Pay Commissions, these advances have lost their relevance. Hence, to do away with outdated provisions and thereby save on the costs involved in
administering these advances, it is recommended that all Interest-free advances should be abolished.

Interest-bearing
Advances

9.1.5 The following four Interest-bearing advances are presently admissible:
Table

2
:
Interest-bearing Advances

S.No.
Name
Amount
Eligibility
Remarks
1 Motor Car Advance Rs.1,80,000 on first occasion and Rs.1,60,000 subsequently OR 8 months’ Basic Pay OR anticipated price of car, whichever is least Pay in the pay band of Rs.19,530 or more, excluding GP Recoverable in max 200 monthly installments
2 Motorcycle/ Scooter/ Moped Advance Rs.30,000 on first occasion and Rs.24,000 subsequently OR 4 months’ Basic Pay OR anticipated price of Motorcycle/ Scooter/Moped, whichever
is least Rs.20,000 OR anticipated price of Moped only, whichever is less if pay<8560
Pay in the pay band of Rs.8,560 or more, excluding GP Recoverable in max 70 monthly installments
3 Advance for purchase of Personal Computer Rs.80,000 on first occasion and Rs.75,000 subsequently OR anticipated price of PC, whichever is less Pay in the pay band of Rs.19,530 or more, excluding GP Recoverable in max 150 monthly installments
4 House Building Advance (HBA) 34 months’ Basic Pay OR Rs.7,50,000 OR Cost of House OR repaying capacity, whichever is the least for new construction/purchase of new
house/flat. For a new house, the cost ceiling limit shall be 134 times the pay in the pay band subject to a minimum of Rs.7.50 lakh and a
maximum of Rs.30.00 lakh relaxable up to a maximum of 25% of the revised maximum cost ceiling of Rs.30.00 lakh. The maximum limit for grant
of HBA for enlargement of existing house shall be 34 months’ of pay in the pay band subject to a maximum of Rs.1.80 lakh or cost of the
enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least.
All permanent officials or officials with at least 10 years of continuous service Recovery of principal in max 180 monthly instalments and Recovery of interest in max 60 installments subsequently

Analysis
and
Recommendations

9.1.6 The present position is that meagre funds are allotted for these advances and only a few manage to avail this facility. In fact, budget provision for
all of them, except Advance for purchase of Personal Computer, has been reducing over the years, as can be seen from the graph below 35:
budget+provision+for+interest+bearing+advances
9.1.7 Regarding Motor Car Advance and Motor Cycle/Scooter/Moped Advance, we are of the view that quite a few schemes for purchase of vehicles are available
in the market from time to time. The employees should avail of these schemes and both these advances should be abolished.
9.1.8 Regarding other interest-bearing advances, the following is recommended: 
S.
No.
Name
of Advance
Recommended

Ceiling
Recommendations
1
P
C
Advance
Rs.50,000
or actual price of PC, whichever is lower
May

be

allowed

maximum

five

times

in

the
entire service.
2
HBA
34

times

Basic

Pa
y
ORRs.25 lakh OR anticipated price of house, whichever is least
The

requirement

o
f

m
inimum

1
0

y
ears

o
f

continuous service to avail of HBA should be reduced to 5 years.If both spouses are government servants, HBA should be admissible to
both separately. Existing employees who have already taken Home Loans from banks and other financial institutions should be allowed to
migrate to this scheme.

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35 Source: Detailed Demands for Grants, Ministry of Finance.
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  • sanju 5 years ago

    Could anyone can clarify that who is eligible for computer advance of 50000/- as per the 7th CPC recommendation?