JCM Staff Side suggestion on Transport Allowance
The 5th CPC had introduced transport allowance for employees working in classified towns on account of various factors like unprecedented growth of city limits, increase in volume of traffic and non availability of residential accommodation at reasonable rents near offices, which are usually located in the heart of cities. If these were the factors it appears that the 5th CPC did not take into account that it is usually a low paid employee who finds residence at a very long distance from his office whereas officers are offered residences very near to their offices. If, therefore, transport allowance was meant to defray the transportation charges from residence to office and back the higher rates should have been recommended for the low paid employees who were residing at a distant places. Since the 6th CPC‟s
recommendation in this regard was implemented, there had been several rounds of increase in the fuel charges making a cascading impact on the public transport fares.
Taking these factors into account, we suggest that the following rates of transport allowance may please be recommended.
|Pay Range||X classified city||Y classified towns.|
|Pay upto Rs. 75,000||Rs. 7500 + DA||Rs. 3750 +DA|
|Above Rs. 75,000||Rs. 6500 +DA||Rs. 3500+ DA|