7thy Central Pay Commission Report of the Committee | Sea Going Allowance
Sea Going Allowance (Para 8.10.44, 8.10.72)
Existing Provisions: This allowance is granted to officers and PBORs of the Indian Navy to compensate them for the hardships of sea travel. This allowance is granted on pro rata basis, with the condition that the sea vessels should be deployed for a minimum of 12 hours a day. The extant rates are:
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance may be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix @ ₹10,500/- pm for level 9 and above and @ ₹6,000/- pm upto level 8. The 7th CPC has also recommended that taking into account the fact that there is a length of time taken in preparation of sea – vessel sailing out, therefore, the 12 hour conditionality should be reduced to 4 hours for this allowance.
Defence Forces: Sea Going Allowance is paid for 4 hours in a day in spite of the personnel on board for 24 hours, therefore, it has been demanded that it should be granted to all personnel on board without any conditionality.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the 7 th CPC, in its report in Para 8.10.72 has recommended that 12 hours conditionality should be reduced to 4 hours for Sea Going Allowance. MoD has also not made any recommendations in this regard. In view of the relaxation already extended by the 7 th CPC, the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Sea Going Allowance may be accepted without any change.
Source : doe.gov.in