Outfit Allowance where no Modifications are Proposed : Report of the Committee : 7th Pay Commission
Outfit Allowance (Para 8.16.4, 8.16.14)
Existing Provisions: Officers of Indian Foreign Service and certain employees in Ministry of External Affairs are granted an Outfit Allowance to meet the expenditure involved in clothing required for living abroad. The allowance is granted every time the officer is posted abroad plus once in HQ, but not more than 8 times in the whole career. The existing rates are as under:
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Outfit Allowance, paid to Indian Foreign Service officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, enhanced by 50 percent.
Cabinet Secretariat: Outfit Allowance may be considered to be extended to Special Frontier Force at par with Indian Army.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee has examined this Allowance along with Uniform Allowance. This allowance will be governed as per the recommendations made for Uniform Allowance.