Report of the Committee : Aeronautical Allowance – 7th Pay Commission
Aeronautical Allowance (Para 8.9.3, 8.9.4)
Existing Provisions: Aeronautical Allowance is granted to those Defence technicians who have qualified Technical Type Training (TETTRA), Technical Type Conservation Unit (TTCU), Maintenance Conversion Flight (MCF) or similar courses
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Raised by a factor of 1.5 to ₹450 pm. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent. The allowance should also be extended to personnel of Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.
Defence Forces: Aeronautical Allowance be paid at par with Submarine Technical Allowance as per R3H3 of R&H Matrix.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
Aeronautical Allowance is granted for qualifying some courses. While Submarine Technical Allowance is granted for risk and hardship faced by the Naval Personnel, the defence technicians receiving Aeronautical Allowance do not face comparable risk or hardship while providing technical support. MoD has also not made any recommendation in this regard. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Aeronautical Allowance may, therefore, be accepted without any change.