MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Status in 7th pay Commission
MARCOS and Chariot Allowance (Para 8.10.31, 8.10.68)
Existing Provisions: This allowance is granted to marine commandos of Indian Navy. The current rates are as under:
Recommendations of 7th CPC:The 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance should be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the Risk and Hardship Matrix @₹25,000/- per month for level 9 and above and ₹17,300/- pm upto level 8.
Defence Forces: This allowance may be granted to officers in the ranks of Major to Colonel @₹31500 pm (same as Siachen Allowance) as the rate of the allowance earlier was at par with Siachen Allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
According to the 7th CPC, no government employee faces as much risk/ hardship as the defence forces posted in Siachen. It is for this reason that RH – Max cell has been proposed. MoD has not made any recommendations in this regard. Moreover, creating a separate category of officers between the level of Major and Colonel goes against the stated objective of the 7th CPC to simplify and rationalise the structure of allowances. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on MARCOS and Chariot Allowance may, therefore, be accepted without any change.
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