7th Pay Commission Committee Report | Training Allowance
Training Allowance (Para 8.14.8)
Existing Provisions: It is granted @30 percent of Basic Pay in the National/ Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group ₹A‟ officers and 15 percent in other training establishments.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended the revised percentage of rates for Training Allowance as under:
In the National/Central Training Academies and 24% of Basic Pay
Institutes for Group ₹A‟ officers
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay
It will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training. The allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career, for which period the Deputation (Duty) Allowance will not be granted.
I. Ministry of Home Affairs: Capping of the period of deputation to a maximum of 5 years should be removed. Instead three years‟ cooling off period may be introduced.
II. Intelligence Bureau: Training Allowance for IB training centres viz. NIA and IBCTS be granted at par with National Training Institutes as these Institutes impart training to IPS Officers.
III. Cabinet Secretariat: Training Academy of R&AW may be recognised as a National Training Academy for Group „A‟ officers and faculty engaged in training of Group „A‟vofficers at the Academy may be allowed Training Allowance at par with other National Training Academies.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee: The Committee notes that the 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance will be payable to an eligible employee for a maximum period of five years only during the entire career. Given the investments made in capacity development of trainers, general unwillingness of officers to be posted in training institutes and the need for quality in training, the Committee is of the view that the ceiling of five years recommended by the 7th CPC may not be accepted. The recommendations may be modified to that extent. Standard cooling off requirements between tenures should continue to apply.