Recommendations of the Committee : Flying Allowance – 7th Pay Commission
Flying Allowance (Para 8.10.20, 8.10.68)
Existing Provisions: It is admissible to officers of the flying branch and Technical Officers and Airmen performing air crew duties in the Indian Air Force and to corresponding aviation personnel of the Indian Army and the Indian Navy. The present rates are:
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance may be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix @ ₹25,000/- per month for level 9 and above and ₹17,300/- per month upto level 8. It has also been recommended that this allowance should be extended mutatis mutandis to personnel of BSF Air wing also and the present system of paying flying allowance on hourly basis should be done away with.
I. Ministry of Home Affairs: Flying / Technical Allowance to be given at par with Indian Air Force (for other than crew / personnel) to BSF Air Wing.
II. Defence Forces: Flying Allowance for officers in the ranks of Major to Colonel be raised to ₹31,500 per month (same as Siachen Allowance) as the rates of these allowances were at par with Siachen Allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the 7th CPC has already recommended that Flying Allowance should be extended mutatis mutandis to personnel of BSF Air Wing. A separate RH – Max Cell has been created for Siachen Allowance as the 7th CPC is of the view that no government employee faces as much risk/ hardship as the defence forces posted in Siachen. MoD has not made any recommendations in this regard. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Flying
Allowance may, therefore, be accepted without any change.