6.2.6 Item no. 33/19/NC-47 -Revision of Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian employees
Staff Side stated that Defence Civilian Employees are working in hazardous jobs since majority of them are involved in handling explosives, chemicals, acids etc. After the 5th CPC, the Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian Employees handling risky/ hazardous operations was revised. After the 6th CPC, DoPT vide OM No. 21012/01/2010-Estt(All.) dated 18.10.2012 further revised the Risk Allowance. However, the above rates have not yet been revised for the Defence Civilian employees. The proposal of MoD to double the above mentioned rates of Risk Allowance to the Defence Civilian Employees and to raise the Risk Allowance automatically by 25% every time DA on the revised pay structure goes up by 50% is still pending with DoPT and may be expedited.
Reply of the Official Side:
The request was not considered justified as the Defence Civilian Employees were drawing higher rates of Risk Allowance since 22.05.2002, and the revision of the rates of Risk Allowance in respect of other Central Government Employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 has only brought parity between Defence Civilian Employees and other Central Government Employees. Moreover, the decision to double the rates that were in existence since 22.08.1988 was taken by the Cabinet and if the rates of Risk Allowance for Defence civilian employees are increased, it would amount to going beyond the scope of the decision so taken. Hence, the demand cannot be accepted.
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