7th Pay Commission Report Library Allowance (Extra Work Allowance)
Library Allowance is granted to teachers in various ministries, who are assigned to library duties. The current rates of this allowance are:
|Primary School Teacher||Rs. 300 pm|
|Middle School Teacher||Rs. 450 pm|
|High/Hr. Secondary School Teacher||Rs. 600 pm|
7th CPC Analysis and Recommendations
Similar to the allowances granted for holding additional charge, here also the Commission is of the view that the compensation should be uniform, and as a percentage of the employee’s Basic Pay. Accordingly, it is recommended that these allowances should be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance, which shall be governed as under:
Extra Work Allowance
a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2 percent of Basic Pay per month.
b. An employee may receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be a minimum gap of one year before the same employee can be deployed for similar duty again.
c. This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties, and is eligible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent.
7th CPC Allowances: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance) – Railway Board Orders
Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Railways
New Delhi, dated 27-12-2017
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The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance).
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 30.04.2010(Annexure-A-3).
(ii) Ministry of Finance’s OM No.12-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017.
Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish Library Allowance payable as a special Allowance to the teachers entrusted with additional charge of library work in railway schools which do not have separate post of Librarian) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly preposed “Extra Work Allowance”, which shall be governed as under:
a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.
b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.
c. This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employees is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.
2. The other terms and conditions for grant of Special Allowance contained in Board’s letters No.E(P&A)I-99/Sp-1/Genl.1 dated 22-07-1999 will remain unchanged.
3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.