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Seventh Pay Commission Report: Allowances related to Working on Holidays

Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission

Allowances
related
to
Working
on Holidays
Chapter
8.6

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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

8.6.1 Alphabetical list of Allowances covered here is as under:

1. Holiday Compensatory Allowance
2. Holiday Monetary Compensation
3. National Holiday Allowance

8.6.2 Employees, who are regularly required to work on holidays, are compensated in a variety of ways. Some, like the employees of Delhi Police and the
CISF, are granted an extra month’s pay per year. Employees of other CAPFs are granted extra thirty days’ leave. Some other categories of staff are paid
allowances, which are dealt with in this section. There are 3 such allowances.

  • Holiday
    Compensatory
    Allowance
8.6.3 It is a compensation for non-gazetted staff of IB who are required to perform duties on holidays and weekends; granted at the rate of one day’s
(Basic Pay + DA) for up to thirty days in a financial year. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis
and
Recommendations

8.6.4 The Commission notes that employees in almost all ministries/departments are, sometimes, required to work on weekends. They are usually compensated
by providing a “compensatory off.” Thus, grant of an allowance for weekend working is not justified.
8.6.5 At the same time, the sensitive, and time bound nature of work done by IB should also be kept in mind. Therefore, it is recommended that the non-gazetted staff of IB, presently covered under Holiday Compensatory Allowance, should, henceforth, be covered by National Holiday Allowance.They will be granted this allowance for up to twelve holidays in a year (including the three National Holidays) at the rates prescribed.Accordingly, Holiday Compensatory Allowance, as a separate allowance, should be abolished.

  • Holiday
    Monetary
    Compensation

8.6.6 This allowance is granted in Department of Posts and is payable to postmen and other departmental staff who are required to perform duty on second
holiday if three consecutive holidays occur. The existing rates are:
Category Rate
of
Remuneration
Supervisor Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postal Assistant Rs.85 per holiday for 4 hours
Postmen/Sorting Postmen Rs.85 per holiday
Multi-tasking staff Rs.60 per holiday for 4 hours

8.6.7 Demands have been received to increase the rate of this allowance to Rs.600 per holiday.



Analysis
and
Recommendations

8.6.8 Since the allowance is not DA indexed, it is proposed to raise the amount to Rs.200 per holiday for Supervisors, Postal Assistants and Postmen/Sorting Postmen; and Rs.150 per holiday for Multi-tasking Staff. The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by
50 percent.

  • National
    Holiday
    Allowance

8.6.9 This allowance is paid to non-gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a “National Holiday.” The existing rates are:
Pay
in
Pay
Band
+
Grade
Pay
Rate
up to Rs.7260 Rs.256 per day
Rs.7261-Rs.9700 Rs.318 per day
Rs.9701 and above (limited to non-gazetted staff) Rs.420 per day

8.6.10 There are demands to increase the amount of this allowance to 1.5 x (one day’s Basic Pay + DA)

Analysis
and
Recommendations



8.6.11 The Commission notes that although there are only three National Holidays, this allowance is granted for twelve days in a year due to operational
constraints. Also, the allowance is already partially indexed to the DA. Hence, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent to the following:
Level Rate
of
Allowance
(per
day)
1 and 2 Rs.384
3 to 5 Rs.477
6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff) Rs.630

8.6.12 The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

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COMMENTS

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  • Sameer Khan 5 years ago

    NHA NDA KMA PLB allowance are fully taxable or not how much exemption we can claime from the respective allowance.