Ministry of Finance has issued an Order dated 2.8.2017 for payment of 7th CPC Dress Allowance Rates to all the eligible employees in various ministries and Departments. The 7th pay commission has introduced Dress Allowance by subsuming all dress related allowances
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, 2nd August 2017
Subject: Implementation Of the recommendations 0t the Seventh Central pay — 7th CPC Dress Allowance Rates
Consequent upon decisions by Central Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission, in supersession of the existing orders relating to Uniform related Allowances viz Clothing Allowance, Initial Equipment Allowance, Kit Maintenance Allowance, Robe Allowance, Robe Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Washing Allowance which have been subsumed in a single Dress Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of Dress Allowance in r/o the following categories of Central Government employees as under.
2. Allowances related maintenance, washing of Uniforms are subsumed in Dress Allowance and will not be payable separately.
3. Further categories of staff were earlier being provided Uniforms, will hence forth not be provided With uniforms
4 The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.
5. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like that provided at Siachen Glacier or inside submarine or fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen or Indian Railways or to IB personnel posted at high altitudes will continue to be provided by concerned Ministry as per existing norms
6.Outfit Allowance paid to Indian Foreign Service officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, is enhanced by 50%.
7.The rates of Dress Allowance go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rise by 50%.
8.These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.
9 Separate orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of railways, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Department of Revenue, Department of Personnel and Training and cabinet Secretariat in respect of employees of these Ministries and Departments
In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India