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Discontinuation Overtime Allowance (OTA) in 7th CPC for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees: Details & reasons

Discontinuation Overtime Allowance (OTA) in 7th CPC for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees: Details & reasons

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Discontinuation Overtime Allowance (OTA) in 7th CPC for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees: Details & reasons 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2339

ANSWERED ON: 01.08.2018

Discontinuation of OTA
NAGARAJAN P.
CH. MALLA REDDY
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has decided to discontinue Overtime Allowance (OTA) for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees; 
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; 
(c) whether the grant of OTA proposed to be linked with the biometric attendance and if so, the details thereof; 
(d) whether the Government has also decided not to revise the rate of OTA for the operational staff and they would continue to get the amount as per its order issued in 1991; and 
(e) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (e) : Yes Madam, in pursuance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and given the rise in the pay over the years, the Government has decided to discontinue Overtime Allowance (OTA) for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by the statutory provisions. Each Ministry/Department is mandated to prepare the list of “operational staff” in accordance with a common definition as incorporated in the Office Memorandum dated 19.6.2018 (copy enclosed as Annexure). The rate of OTA has not been revised and payment of the same has been linked to biometric attendance. 
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1518
ANSWERED ON-31.07.2018
Discontinuation of overtime allowance
1518 . Dr. Banda Prakash
Shri N. Gokulakrishnan
(a) whether Government has decided to discontinue overtime allowance for categories other than operational staff and industrial employees;
(b) whether it has also been decided to link grant of overtime allowance with biometric attendance; and
(c) whether Government has also decided not to revise the rate of overtime allowance or OTA for the operational staff and they would continue to get the amount as per its order issued in 1991?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE 
(SHRI PON. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) Yes Sir, in pursuance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and the decision of the Government thereon, Department of Personnel & Training has issued orders in this regard vide O.M. No.A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 19.06.2018.
(b) Yes, Sir. As per above mentioned O.M., in respect of certain category of staff, the overtime allowance will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.
(c) Yes, Sir. As per above mentioned O.M., Government has decided not to revise the rates of overtime allowance for Operational Staff, Office Staff and Staff Car Drivers, they would continue to get the amount as per its order issued in 1991.

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