Following the decision taken by the government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission with regard to Night Duty Allowance (NDA), GoI Under-Secretary recently issued a memorandum to all the Ministries and departments of Central government sharing details on the implementation of the government decision on 7th CPC's recommendations on NDA.
As per the order, night duty will be defined as a duty performed between 10 PM and 6 AM and uniform weightage of 10 minutes shall be given for every hour of night duty performed.
Wherever the working hours have been arrived at after taking into account the night weightage factor, no further compensation may be admissible, it stated.
The ceiling of basic pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance shall be Rs 43600 per month.
Further, the hourly rate of NDA equal to [(Basic Pay + Daily Allowance)/200] will be paid and the basic pay and DA for the calculation of NDA rates shall be the basic pay and DA prevalent as per 7th CPC.
This formulation will extend to all employees across all Ministries and Departments who were already in receipt of NDA.
The amount of NDA will be worked out separately for each employee depending upon the basic pay the concerned employee is drawing on the date of performing the night duty. The existing practice for giving the same rate of NDA to all employees with a particular Grade Pay should be discontinued.
A certificate should be given by the supervisor concerned that Night Duty is essential, the government official mentioned in the order.
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