Allowance Committee Submitted its Report to Finance Minister today

7th Pay Commission report on allowances: The wait for hike in allowances including the House Rent Allowance (HRA) and Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners may soon come to an end. The Ashok Lavasa-led Committee on allowances on April 27 submitted its report that will impact around 47 lakh government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today. The report submitted to the Finance Ministry is a part of the 7th Pay Commission report.

7th Pay Commission Allowance Committee Submitted its Report to Finance Minister today

Constituted in June 2016, the Ashok Lavasa Committee was formed after the government implemented the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report.

The report further stated that the committee panel had also recommended abolition of including allowances like acting, assisting cashier, cycle, condiment, flying squad, haircutting, raj bhasha, rajdhani, robe, shoe, shorthand, soap, spectacle, uniform, vigilance and washing.

Soon after submitting the report to Jaitley, Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said that the committee has submitted it final draft on the basis of various representations made by the stakeholders. The report will first be analysed by the empowered committee of secretaries and then it will be placed before the cabinet, he added.

PTI stated that the committee had recommended abolition of 52 out of 196 allowances and has also proposed to subsume 36 allowances into larger existing one. A hike in HRA in the range of somewhere between 8 to 24 per cent has also been recommended by the committee.

Looking into the future, if these recommendations on allowances are fully implemented, then as per estimates the cost to each exchequer will be Rs 29,300 cr. The Lavasa committee has also said that the government will take the final call on the date of payout of revised allowances to government employees.

In August 2016, Jaitley formed the Ashok Lavasa committee to take into account the demands of nearly 1 crore government employees and pensioners seeking provisions of a higher DA and HRA.

Source : Financial Express

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3 thoughts on “Allowance Committee Submitted its Report to Finance Minister today”

  1. DEEPAK.GARG

    What is latest news on.family planning allowance, is it continued or stop by allowances comittee for 7 cpc?

  2. Dayanidhi Dash

    To Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
    The Honorable Minister,
    Education, Odisha

    Subject: Discrepancy in pension amount

    Respected Sir,
    I am a retired Headmaster. I started my career in 1957 as Assistant Teacher in Nuapadhi M. E. School, At/Po-Nuapadhi, District: Balasore.

    In 1964, I was selected by the Government for C. T. training (with stipend). After successful completion of the training, in 1966, I joined M. E. School, Mitrapur, District: Balasore as Headmaster and retired from the same school in 1996.

    Despite being a matriculate with C. T. training, I was the Headmaster as per the then existing rules. In the 31 years of service as Headmaster, I continued to receive a salary (sans Headmaster allowance) fit only for matriculates, although I had taken up added responsibilities.

    This year I will be eighty. Now I am receiving my pension including all benefits is Rs.11252.00 (Eleven Thousand and two hundred fifty two only) per month. One of my assistants, a trained matriculate teacher, is receiving a pension of more than Rs. 15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand only) per month, whereas another teacher with similar qualifications is receiving a pension of more than Rs. 17,000.00 (Seventeen Thousand only) per month.

    I would like to know why this discrepancy exists. The plight is not just mine, but of all those trained matriculate teachers alive today that have retired prior to 1996.

    Hence the following questions arise: Where is my/our fault?
    • They having passed matriculation from Class X and us from Class XI?
    • We having been trained with stipend and them without?
    • That inflation is just for them and not for us?
    • They having been born in independent India and us in pre-independent India?
    • Our old age ailments being fewer than theirs?
    • Our staying alive longer?
    • Our taking on more responsibilities as Headmaster?

    Please let us know whether we are guilty of one or more the above, for which we are being punished.

    Yours faithfully,

    Dayanidhi Dash
    At-Chandipur,Po-Mitrapur
    District: Balasore: Pin: 756020
    Odisha, INDIA.
    Mobile Number: 78733 47701

    Copy to: 1. The President of India
    2. Governor of Odisha
    3. Prime Minister of India
    4. Chief Minister, Odisha
    5. Secretary of Education Pay Commission Fitment Committee
    6. .Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan Petroleum Minister India

  3. Ghulam Hasan Ghamgeen

    I suppose Allowance committee must have increased FMA.Consultation fee at Dehli is Rs.1600/-one consultation at Srinagar it is Rs.600/-and at all other places likewise.Initial pension is Rs.9000/-It is 300/-per day what can be done out of this amount.

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