Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance (NRPSA) Recommend of the Committee – 7th Pay Commission
Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance (NRPSA) (Para 8.17.82)
Existing Provisions: This allowance is granted exclusively to staff at Research Units in the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, to compensate for a variety of factors like round-the-clock shifts, overtime, risk of radiation, etc. The present rates are as under
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The rates of the allowance should be increased by a factor of 1.5 to the following:
The rate shall further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent
I. National Council (Staff Side), JCM:
(i) NRPSA should be renamed as Extra Duty Allowance
(ii) NRPSA should be given on actual wages for the extra work being done.
(iii) Ceiling on NRPSA should be removed and all eligible employees should be given
The amount of NRPSA should be enhanced by a factor of 2.25 as it is not indexed to DA.
II. Department of Atomic Energy:
(i) Ceiling on NRPSA should be removed and all employees to get the NRPSA
(ii) It should be increased by a factor of 2.25
(iii)At present, an employee with GP – 4800 is eligible for NRPSA. It may be extended to all employees upto the level 8 i.e. those who are already in receipt of NRPSA.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The 7 th CPC has not made any recommendation relating to the coverage of NRPSA. Demand for including additional categories is outside the purview of this Committee. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on NRPSA may be accepted without any change.