7th CPC Allowance Committee Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval – Finmin Press Note
The Committee on Allowances, constituted by the Ministry of Finance to examine the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances, submitted its Report to Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister on 27.04.2017. The Committee was headed by Shri Ashok Lavasa, Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) and had Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Post and Chairman, Railway Board as Members and Joint Secretary (Implementation Cell) as Member Secretary.
The Committee was set up in pursuance of the Cabinet decision on 29.06.2016 when approving the 7th CPC recommendations on pay, pensions and related issues were approved. The decision to set up the Committee was taken in view of significant changes recommended by the 7th CPC in the allowances structure and a large number of representations received in this regard from various Staff Associations as well as the apprehensions conveyed by various Ministries / Departments. The 7th CPC had recommended that of a total of 196 Allowances, 52 be abolished altogether and 36 be abolished as separate identities by subsuming them in another allowance.
The Committee took note of all the representations received from various stakeholders on the 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. Representations and demands for modifications were received in respect of 79 allowances which have been examined in detail by the Committee. In doing so, the Committee interacted with all the members of the Standing Committee of National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) as well the representatives of various Staff Associations of Railways, Postal employees, Doctors, Nurses, and Department of
Atomic Energy. It also interacted with the representatives of the Defence Forces, DGs of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) namely CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP, SSB, and Assam Rifles as also senior officers from IB and SPG to understand the viewpoint of their personnel. As mentioned in the Report, the Committee held a total of 15 meetings and was assisted by a Group of Officers headed by Additional Secretary (D/o Expenditure) in examining the representations.
Based on such extensive stakeholder consultations and detailed examination, the Committee has suggested certain modifications in the 7th CPC recommendations so as to address the concerns of the stakeholders in the context of the rationale behind the recommendations of the 7th CPC as well as other administrative exigencies. Modifications have been suggested in some allowances which are applicable universally to all employees as well as certain other allowances which apply to specific employee categories such as Railwaymen, Postal employees, Scientists, Defence Forces personnel, Doctors, Nurses etc.
The Report, now being examined in the Department of Expenditure, will be placed before the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) set up to screen the 7thCPC recommendations and to firm up the proposal for approval of the Cabinet. Itmay be recalled that while recommendations of the 7th CPC on pay and pensionwere implemented with the approval of Cabinet, allowances continue to be paid at old rates. After consideration by the E-CoS, the proposal for implementation of 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances after incorporating the modifications suggested by the Committee on Allowances in its Report shall be placed before the Cabinet for approval.
Important Updates on 7th CPC Allowances….
List of All 196 Allowances Recommended by 7th Pay Commission
7th CPC Allowances: List of 37 ‘Abolished as a Separate Allowance’ Allowances
7th CPC Allowances: List of 54 Abolished Allowances
7th CPC Allowances: List of 12 Allowances as’Not Included in the Report’
Also Check: Central Government Pay Matrix Table 2022 PDF
Balraj Kumar Sehgal says
There was news in Times of India that Pension Revision under option one under new Parity formula has been finalised and will be put up before cabinet even before Allowances committee report. But now Delhis election code of conduct is over AND AGAIN NOTHING IS HEARD ABOUT THAT NOW. Different kinds of tactics are being adopted after Govts acceptance of Matrix Table as well as both options for which much publicity was given by political class of Govt. to congratulate govt employees. Then one Pension Secy comes out from his slumber to say that he does not accept Option one of Pay comm recommendation. Where was that secy when Pay Commn invited all to plead their sides. Its afterthought to debar old Pensioners. Being in 1986 Scales regime I am suffering Rs. 20000 p.m. in pension for not applying Pay commn. Ist option. In scale 3000-100-125-4500, I was drawwing Rs. 4375 as B.P. , covering 12 increments. By option one I feel my would have been at 96600 as Matrix Table, thereby basicc pension to be Rs. 48300 Plus 20% Addl pension, amounting to Rs. 57000+, …. Similar would be the case to other pensioners also depending upon the 1996 scale reitrees or 2006 retirees. Govt. FM should be requested to consider the vast variation Pensioners are suffering.