Payment of Dress Allowance – PCDA Circular dt. Aug 11, 2020
PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
(WESTERN COMMAND) CHANDIGARH
All AOGE’s/Sub offices Under PCDA (WC)
Sub: Payment of Dress Allowance.
Ref: – Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020.
Of late several references has been received regarding Payment/Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh has passed order in favor of applicants vide order dated 05.06.2020 and stated that the applicants of thirteen similar OAs are held entitled to grant of Dress Allowance and if any recovery has been made, the same may be refunded to the relevant individuals involved in these cases.
The responsibility to implement Hon’bie CAT Chandigarh order is of concerned administrative Ministry/Department/Organization where the Govt. servant/servants is serving or served last, after getting legal opinion of Govt. Counsel. On the basis of legal opinion obtained from Govt. counsel the concerned administrative Ministry/Department/Organization will decide that the judgment of Hon’ble Court is to be implemented or to be challenged in higher court.
View: Pay Revision on Bunching of Pay stages i.r.o. Defence Officers as per 7th CPC Orders: PCDA (O) Message No. 12/2020
It is, therefore, requested not to admit any claim on account of Payment/Refund of Dress allowance with reference to Honble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05,06.2020 till receipt of implementation order of competent authority regarding implementation of Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh order dated 05.06.2020