7th Pay Commission Spectacle Allowance
Spectacle Allowance to Defence Forces personne
Spectacles are issued free to those Defence Forces personnel in whose case impairment of vision is either attributable to service or their sight is so defective that it interferes with their efficiency. When spectacles are not issued, reimbursement is permitted in the form of Spectacle Allowance, at the following rates:
- For spectacles with normal lenses: Rs. 130
- For spectacles with bifocal lenses: Rs. 250
There are demands that the Spectacle Allowance should be abolished and adequately compensated in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
7th CPC Analysis and Recommendations:
The amount of this allowance is meager. Hence, it is recommended that this allowance should be abolished.