7th Pay Commission: Centre doubles deputation allowance; minimum pay hike still in limbo

New Delhi: The Narendra Modi-led Central government has increased the deputation allowance given to the Central government employees to more than double to Rs 4,500 from the existing Rs 2,000 per month.

As per an order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, in case of deputation within the same station, the deputation (duty) allowance will be payable at the rate of five per cent of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs 4,500 per month.

The move of the Centre is based on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

The allowance will be payable at the rate of 10 per cent of basic pay, subject to a maximum of Rs 9,000 per month, in case of deputation involving change of station, the personnel ministry order said.

“The ceilings will further rise by 25 per cent each time dearness allowance is increased by 50 per cent,” it read.

The deputation allowance at present are granted at the rate of five per cent of basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs 2,000 per month for deputation within the same station or 10 per cent of basic pay, subject to a ceiling of Rs 4,000 per month for deputation not within the same station.

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Meanwhile, further increase in the minimum pay is still in limbo as the government is yet make any announcement related to it. On the other hand, news are there that the fitment factor and minimum pay didn’t come under the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and so there is no point in hoping that the minimum basic salary will be hiked in future.

It somehow put an end to all the rumours surrounding the news of further hike in the minimum pay of the Central government employees.

However, a government official rebuffed the news that there would not be further hike in the minimum pay. “The government is well aware of the demands of the employees and it is considering over that. Once the elections in Gujarat and Rajasthan are over, the government will take appropriate decision,” the official stated.

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