Parliament Assistant Allowance 7th Pay Commission Report
Parliament Assistant Allowance (Para 8.17.100)
Existing Provisions: This allowance is granted in Ministries to Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) and Senior Secretariat Assistants (SSAs) who are wholly engaged in Parliament work during Parliament Sessions. The present rate of the allowance is ₹1,500 per month for Assistants and ₹1,200 per month for UDCs. The allowance is admissible at full rates for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in session for at least 15 days in that month.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended that the rate of the allowance should be increased by a factor of 1.5. The rate shall further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.
M/o Electronics & Information Technology: It should be increased by a factor of 2.25.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the amount of this allowance, being partially DA linked, has been recommended to be increased by a factor of 1.5 which is consistent with the principle for increase in rates enunciated by the 7th CPC. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Parliament Assistant Allowance may, therefore, be accepted without any change.