7th Pay Commission Dress Allowance Rules for Central Government Employees
The 7th Pay Commission Dress Allowance Rules provide guidelines for Central Government Employees regarding the type of clothing they are allowed to wear while on duty, depending on their job and level of responsibility. The dress allowance scheme aims to ensure that employees present a professional and uniform appearance, while also taking into consideration their comfort and safety. The rules specify the type of clothing that is permissible for different categories of employees, such as those in the armed forces, police, and paramilitary forces, and also provide guidance on the reimbursement of expenses incurred for purchasing or maintaining work clothing. The Dress Allowance Rules reflect the government’s commitment to ensuring that its employees maintain a high standard of appearance and professionalism.
Dress Allowance Eligibility
Typically, employees will receive their Dress Allowance payment during the month of July. However, employees who begin their service between July to December of the previous calendar year will receive their full Dress Allowance in the upcoming calendar year. Those who start their service after December will only be entitled to half of the Dress Allowance in July of the current year.
The 7th Pay Commission has proposed that various uniform-related allowances such as Clothing Allowance, Initial Equipment Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Robe Allowance, Robe Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance, and Washing Allowance should be merged into a single Dress Allowance.
Dress Allowance in Railways
Following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission, the Dress Allowance for the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) has been revised. The officers serving in the aforementioned forces will now be eligible to receive an annual allowance of Rs. 20,000. On the other hand, the Station Masters of Indian Railways will receive a significantly higher allowance of Rs. 210,000 per year. Lastly, the Trackmen and Running Staff of Indian Railways will be granted an annual Dress Allowance of Rs. 5,00. These adjustments have been made to ensure that the employees of the Indian Railways are well-compensated for their services.
Dress Allowance in Defence
The dress allowance for personnel in the defense sector is quite generous, with PBOR receiving Rs. 10,000 per annum. The SPG Operational members receive a whopping amount of Rs. 27,800 per annum, while non-operational members receive Rs. 21,225 annually. Army, Navy, and Air Force officers are granted Rs. 20,000 per annum, and the same goes for Coast Guard Officers, CAPF, CPO, and IPS. MNS Officers and DANIPS/ACP Delhi Police are not left behind and are awarded Rs. 15,000 per annum as their dress allowance. It’s an excellent incentive for those working hard in the defense sector.
Dress Allowance in Other Departments
The allowance for attire in various departments varies greatly depending on the position held. Staff Car Drivers, MTS, and Canteen staff receive a modest Rs. 5,000 per annum. However, Executive Staff of Customs, Central Excise and Narcotics Department, Officers of Indian Corporate Law Service (ICLS), Legal Officers in NIA, Bureau of Immigration Personal, Police Forces of UT, and Indian Coast Guard all receive a significantly higher Rs. 10,000 per annum. These allowances are intended to help these employees maintain a professional appearance while they carry out their duties.
Dress Allowance for Nurses
Nurses are an integral part of the healthcare system, working tirelessly to provide quality care to their patients. To ensure they are comfortable and professional in their attire, the government offers a Dress Allowance to eligible nurses. For staff nurses, the Dress Allowance is set at Rs. 21,600 per annum. However, this amount is not stagnant and will increase by 25% each time the Dearness Allowance rises by 50%. This allowance can help nurses keep up with the latest trends in healthcare attire, ensuring they are always looking and feeling their best while taking care of patients.
Latest News about Dress Allowance
- 7th CPC Allowances : Dress Allowance
- 7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoE Ordres on 2.8.2017
- 7th CPC Dress Allowance – Orders issued on 24.8.2017
- 7th CPC Dress Allowance – DoPT Order on 31.8.2017
- 7th CPC Dress Allowance – Railway Board Orders on 3.10.2017
- 7th CPC Dress Allowance to the Nursing Personnel
- Qualification Incentive and Dress Allowance to Defence Personnel
- 7th CPC Allowances: Maximum of Rs. 20,000 per annum as Dress Allowance to Railway Staff – Orders issued
- 7th Pay Commission Latest News Today 2019 – Dress Allowance for Postal Employees
- Grant of Dress Allowance in lieu of Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance to Eligible Employees of CGHS as per 7th CPC
- Clarification on Dress Allowance to New Recruits – 5.3.2020
What is 7th Pay Commission Dress Allowance?
The 7th Pay Commission Dress Allowance is a special allowance provided to government employees to meet the expenses related to their official clothing.
Who is eligible for the Dress Allowance?
All central government employees, excluding uniformed personnel, are eligible for the Dress Allowance.
Is the Dress Allowance taxable?
Yes, the Dress Allowance is taxable based on the individual’s income tax slab.
How is the Dress Allowance paid?
The Dress Allowance is paid as a separate component along with the monthly salary. It is disbursed on a monthly basis.
Are there any restrictions on how the Dress Allowance can be used?
No, there are no specific restrictions on how the Dress Allowance can be used. Employees can utilize it to purchase their preferred clothing for official purposes.
Is the Dress Allowance revised periodically?
Yes, the Dress Allowance is revised periodically based on the recommendations of the Pay Commission and subsequent government orders.
Can the Dress Allowance be carried forward to the next year?
No, the Dress Allowance is not carry forwardable. Any unutilized amount will be forfeited at the end of the financial year.
Is the Dress Allowance applicable to retired government employees?
The Dress Allowance is not applicable to retired government employees. It is only available to active central government employees.
Who should I contact for more information about the Dress Allowance?
For more information, you can contact your respective department’s administration or human resources department.