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List of 7th Pay Commission Allowances

The government of India has set up a Pay Commission to give recommendations about the changes in the salary structure of its employees. Since India has achieved independence, all seven pay commissions have been set on a regular basis. It reviews and makes recommendations on work and pay structure of all civil and military divisions of Government of India. The Pay Commission has its headquarters in Delhi. The commission has eighteen months from its constitution to make recommendations.

In all, till now, six pay commissions have been set up. The 7th commission was set up by the Government and suggestions from this Commission came into force from 01 Jan 2016. Under this Commission, 196 allowances have been reported.

The list of allowances is as follows:

Sl. No.AllowanceRecommendation
1Accident AllowanceAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
2Acting AllowanceIt is now removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3Aeronautical AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
4Air Dispatch PayAbolished/ Removed.
5Air Steward AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
6Air Worthiness Certificate AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
7Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK)Allowance is not mentioned in the report.
8Allowance in Lieu of Running Room FacilitiesAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
9Annual AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%. Given to some more categories.
10Antarctica AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11Assisting Cashier AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
12ASV AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
13Bad Climate AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. It is part of Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
14Bhutan Compensatory AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is same as before
15Boiler Watch Keeping AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16Book Allowance Retained.Status Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
17Breach of Rest AllowanceNot mentioned in the report.
18Breakdown AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
19Briefcase AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is same as before
20Camp AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Allowance is subsumed in the proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21Canteen AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
22Caretaking AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23Cash Handling AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
24Children Education Allowance (CEA)Everything is same as before except Procedure of payment which is simplified.
25CI Ops AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
26Classification AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
27Clothing AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Subsumed in the proposed Dress Allowance.
28Coal Pilot AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
29COBRA AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Allowance shall be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30Command AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
31Commando AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
32Commercial AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
33Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ)Not a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
34Compensatory (Construction or Survey) AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Allowance shall be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA)Retained. Rationalized. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36Condiment AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
37Constant Attendance AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
38Conveyance AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is same as before
39Cooking AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
40Cost of Living AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is same as before
41Court AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
42Cycle AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
43Daily Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
44Daily Allowance on Foreign TravelStatus Quo to be maintained that is same as before
45Dearness Allowance (DA)Status Quo to be maintained that is same as before
46Deputation (Duty) Allowance for CiviliansRetained. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
47Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defense PersonnelRetained. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
48Desk AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
49Detachment AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Increased by 50%.
50Diet AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
51Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
52Dual Charge AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53Educational ConcessionRetained. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54Electricity AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
55Entertainment AllowanceAbolished/ Removed for Cabinet Secretary.
56Entertainment AllowanceRemoved/ Not in Indian Railways.
57Extra Duty AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA)Not a separate allowance now. Proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs to be govern eligible employees.
59Family HRA AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
60Family Planning AllowanceAbolished/ Removed.
61Field Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
62Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)Status Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
63Fixed Monetary CompensationNot a separate allowance now. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64Flag Station AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65Flight Charge Certificate AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Eligible employees to be governed by the proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66Flying AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Allowance to be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67Flying Squad AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
68Free Fall Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. Allowance shall be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
69Funeral AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
70Ghat AllowanceAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
71Good ServiceGood Conduct-Badge Pay Retained. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
72Haircutting AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. It is subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73Handicapped AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
74Hard Area AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75Hard lying MoneyRetained. Rationalized. Complete Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76Headquarters AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
77Health and Malaria AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78High Altitude AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
79Higher Proficiency AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians to govern eligible employees.
80Higher Qualification Incentive for CiviliansRetained. Rationalized.
81Holiday Compensatory AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82Holiday Monetary CompensationRetained. Rationalized.
83Hospital Patient Care AllowancePatient Care Allowance Retained. Rationalized. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84House Rent Allowance (HRA)Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85Hutting AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
86Hydrographic Survey AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
87Initial Equipment AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. It is now subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88Instructional AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89Internet AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
90Investigation AllowanceRemoved.
91Island Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92Judge Advocate General Department Examination AwardNot a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defense Personnel.
93Kilometreage Allowance(KMA)It is not included in the report.
94Kit Maintenance AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. It is subsumed in the proposed Dress Allowance.
95Language AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
96Language AwardRetained. Increased by 50%.
97Language Reward and AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
98Launch Campaign AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
99Leave Travel Concession (LTC)Retained. Rationalized.
100Library AllowanceNot a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101MARCOS and Chariot AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the projected Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102Medal AllowanceRetained.
103Messing AllowanceIt is same as before for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India. Increased by 50%. Removed/ Abolished for Nursing Staff.
104Metropolitan AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
105Mileage AllowanceIt is same as before for journeys by road.
106Mobile Phone AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
107Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry AwardsStatus Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
108National Holiday AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
109Newspaper AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
110Night Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
111Night Patrolling AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
112Non-Practicing Allowance(NPA) Retained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
113Nuclear Research Plant Support AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
114Nursing AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
115Official Hospitality Grant in Defense forcesAbolished/Removed.
116Officiating AllowanceAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
117Operation Theatre AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
118Orderly AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
119Organization Special PayAbolished/Removed.
120Out of Pocket AllowanceNot as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121Outfit AllowanceNot as a separate allowance now. It is now Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122Outstation (Detention) AllowanceAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
123Outstation (Relieving) AllowanceAllowance is not mentioned in the report.
124Out-turn AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
125Overtime Allowance (OTA)Abolished/Removed.
126Para AllowancesRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127Para Jump Instructor AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
128Parliament Assistant AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
129PCO AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
130Post Graduate AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
131Professional Update AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132Project AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133Qualification AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134Qualification GrantRemoved as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defense Personnel.
135Qualification PayRetained. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
136Rajbhasha AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137Rajdhani AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
138Ration Money AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
139Refreshment AllowanceRetained. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
140Rent Free AccommodationAbolished/Removed.
141Reward for Meritorious ServiceRetained. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
142Risk AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
143Robe AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is now subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144Robe Maintenance AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is now subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145Savings Bank AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
146Sea Going AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147Secret AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
148Shoe AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is now subsumed in the proposed Dress Allowance.
149Shorthand AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
150Shunting AllowanceIt is not mentioned in the report.
151Siachen AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
152Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ)Removed as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
153Soap Toilet AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is now Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
154Space Technology AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
155Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with DisabilitiesRetained. Increased by 100%.
156Special Allowance to Chief Safety OfficersRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157Special Appointment AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158Special Compensatory (Hill Area) AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
159Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160Special DOT PayAbolished/Removed.
161Special Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162Special Forces AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163Special Incident Investigation Security AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
164Special LC Gate AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165Special NCRB PayAbolished/Removed.
166Special Running Staff AllowanceRetained. Extended to some more categories.
167Special Scientists’ PayAbolished/Removed.
168Specialist AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
169Spectacle AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
170Split Duty AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
171Study AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
172Submarine AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173Submarine Duty AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174Submarine Technical AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175Subsistence AllowanceStatus Quo to be maintained that is Retained.
176Sumptuary Allowance in Training EstablishmentsAbolished/Removed.
177Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court RegistryAbolished/Removed.
178Sunderban AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
179TA BountyRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180TA for Retiring EmployeesRetained. Rationalized.
181TA on TransferRetained. Rationalized.
182Technical AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Qualified employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defense Personnel.
183Tenure AllowanceRetained. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
184Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer AllowanceRetained. Rationalized. It shall be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185Training AllowanceRetained. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186Training StipendAbolished/Removed.
187Transport Allowance (TPTA)Retained. Rationalized.
188Travelling AllowanceRetained. Rationalized.
189Treasury AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
190Tribal Area AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. It is subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. It shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
191Trip AllowanceIt is not mentioned in the report.
192Uniform AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Allowance is subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate AllowanceRetained. Increased by 50%.
194Vigilance AllowanceAbolished/Removed.
195Waiting Duty AllowanceIt is not mentioned in the report.
196Washing AllowanceRemoved as a separate allowance now. Allowance is subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
197New Allowances for Railways:

New Allowance for Firefighting Staff:
(i) Special Train Controller’s Allowance, and

(ii) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers

(iii) Risk and Hardship Allowance for Firefighting staff of Central Government & UTs

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