Caretaking Allowance(Para 8.3.22) where no Modifications are Proposed : Report of the Committee : 7th Pay Commission
Caretaking Allowance (Para 8.3.22)
A detailed analysis along with the recommendations of the Committee on the allowances where no modifications are proposed is given below.
Existing Provisions: It is granted @10% of Basic Pay to Group-C staff who are deployed for caretaking duties in various Ministries.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Abolished as a separate allowance. Eligible employees are to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance” and it will be paid at a uniform rate of 2 percent of Basic Pay per month. An employee may receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee can be deployed for similar duty again. If an employee is performing two or more duties and is eligible for 2% allowance for each addon the total Extra work Allowance will remain capped at 2 percent.
Department of Commerce: This allowance should continue.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee: The Committee is of the view that this recommendation of the 7 th CPC is aimed at rationalizing the structure of allowances. The Committee, therefore, recommends that the 7th CPC recommendation relating to Caretaking Allowance may be accepted without any change.