Headquarters Allowance : Report of the Committee Allowance
Headquarters Allowance (Para 8.10.25, 8.10.80)
Existing Provisions: It is granted to Organized Group „A‟ Services in DoT and certain other Ministries upon posting at headquarters. The existing rate as per the 7th CPC Report is ₹225 per month. The rate may actually be higher in some other Departments.
Reasons mentioned by 7 th CPC for recommending abolition: The justification provided by the concerned Ministry for its continuance is not sufficient.
D/o Posts: This allowance should be restored and be paid at 10% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of ₹ 9,000 per month.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the allowance has been categorized by the 7th CPC under the group of Allowances related to Risk and Hardship. There is no reason to believe that hardships or challenges faced in a posting at headquarters are more in comparison to posting in a field formation. No additional justification has been furnished to the Committee for continuance of this allowance. Therefore, the Committee recommends that the 7th CPC recommendation to abolish Headquarters Allowance may be accepted.
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