List of 7th Pay Commission Allowances

The 7th Central Pay Commission was constituted by the Government of India and the recommendations made by the body have been implemented from January 1, 2016. The following are the names of the allowances in the 7th Central Pay Commission along with their recommendations:

Sl. No. Allowance Recommendation
1 Accident Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
2 Acting Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the recently proposed “Additional Post Allowance.”
3 Aeronautical Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
4 Air Despatch Pay Removed.
5 Air Steward Allowance Removed.
6 Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
7 Allowance in Lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) Not mentioned in the report.
8 Allowance in Lieu of Running Room Facilities Not mentioned in the report.
9 Annual Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
10 Antarctica Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
11 Assisting Cashier Allowance Removed.
12 ASV Allowance Removed.
13 Bad Climate Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
14 Bhutan Compensatory Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
15 Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
16 Book Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
17 Breach of Rest Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
18 Breakdown Allowance Removed.
19 Briefcase Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
20 Camp Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
21 Canteen Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
22 Caretaking Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
23 Cash Handling Allowance Removed.
24 Children Education Allowance (CEA) Same as before. Procedure of payment simplified.
25 CI Ops Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
26 Classification Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
27 Clothing Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
28 Coal Pilot Allowance Removed
29 COBRA Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
30 Command Allowance Removed
31 Commando Allowance Removed
32 Commercial Allowance Removed
33 Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ) Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
34 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
35 Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) Same as before. Rationalised. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
36 Condiment Allowance Removed.
37 Constant Attendance Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
38 Conveyance Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
39 Cooking Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
40 Cost of Living Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
41 Court Allowance Removed.
42 Cycle Allowance Removed.
43 Daily Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
44 Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
45 Dearness Allowance (DA) Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
46 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Civilians Same as before. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
47 Deputation (Duty) Allowance for Defence Personnel Same as before. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
48 Desk Allowance Removed.
49 Detachment Allowance Same as before. Rationalized. Increased by 50%.
50 Diet Allowance Removed.
51 Diving Allowance, Dip Money and Attendant Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
52 Dual Charge Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
53 Educational Concession Same as before. Rationalized. Extended to some more categories.
54 Electricity Allowance Removed.
55 Entertainment Allowance Removed for Cabinet Secretary.
56 Entertainment Allowance Removed in Indian Railways.
57 Extra Duty Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
58 Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA) Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
59 Family HRA Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
60 Family Planning Allowance Removed.
61 Field Area Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
62 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
63 Fixed Monetary Compensation Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Additional Post Allowance”.
64 Flag Station Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
65 Flight Charge Certificate Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
66           Flying Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
67 Flying Squad Allowance Removed.
68           Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
69 Funeral Allowance Removed.
70 Ghat Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
71 Good Service Good Conduct-Badge Pay Same as before. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
72 Haircutting Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
73 Handicapped Allowance Removed.
74 Hard Area Allowance Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
75 Hardlying Money Same as before. Rationalised. Full Rate to be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
76 Headquarters Allowance Removed.
77 Health and Malaria Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
78 High Altitude Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
79 Higher Proficiency Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Language Award or Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians.
80 Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians Same as before. Rationalized.
81 Holiday Compensatory Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by National Holiday Allowance.
82 Holiday Monetary Compensation Same as before. Rationalized.
83 Hospital Patient Care Allowance Patient Care Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
84 House Rent Allowance (HRA) Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
85 Hutting Allowance Removed.
86 Hydrographic Survey Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
87 Initial Equipment Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
88 Instructional Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Training Allowance.
89 Internet Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
90 Investigation Allowance Removed.
91 Island Special Duty Allowance Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
92 Judge Advocate General Department Examination Award Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
93 Kilometreage Allowance (KMA) Not included in the report.
94 Kit Maintenance Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
95 Language Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
96 Language Award Same as before. Increased by 50%.
97 Language Reward and Allowance Removed.
98 Launch Campaign Allowance Removed.
99 Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Same as before. Rationalized.
100 Library Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
101 MARCOS and Chariot Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
102 Medal Allowance Same as before.
103 Messing Allowance Same as before for “floating staff” under Fishery Survey of India, and Increased by 50%. Removed for Nursing Staff.
104 Metropolitan Allowance Removed.
105 Mileage Allowance Same as before for journeys by road.
106 Mobile Phone Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
107 Monetary Allowance attached to Gallantry Awards Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
108 National Holiday Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
109 Newspaper Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
110 Night Duty Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
111 Night Patrolling Allowance Removed.
112 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
113 Nuclear Research Plant Support Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
114 Nursing Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
115 Official Hospitality Grant in Defence forces Removed.
116 Officiating Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
117 Operation Theatre Allowance Removed.
118 Orderly Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
119 Organization Special Pay Removed.
120 Out of Pocket Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.
121 Outfit Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
122 Outstation (Detention) Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
123 Outstation (Relieving) Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
124 Out-turn Allowance Removed.
125 Overtime Allowance (OTA) Removed.
126 Para Allowances Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
127 Para Jump Instructor Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
128 Parliament Assistant Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
129 PCO Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
130 Post Graduate Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
131 Professional Update Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
132 Project Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
133 Qualification Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%. Extended to some more categories.
134 Qualification Grant Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
135 Qualification Pay Same as before. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
136 Rajbhasha Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”
137 Rajdhani Allowance Removed.
138 Ration Money Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
139 Refreshment Allowance Same as before. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
140 Rent Free Accommodation Removed.
141 Reward for Meritorious Service Same as before. Increased by a factor of 2.25.
142 Risk Allowance Removed.
143 Robe Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
144 Robe Maintenance Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
145 Savings Bank Allowance Removed.
146 Sea Going Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R2H2 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
147 Secret Allowance Removed.
148 Shoe Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
149 Shorthand Allowance Removed.
150 Shunting Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
151 Siachen Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell RH-Max of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
152 Single in Lieu of Quarters (SNLQ) Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed provisions for Housing for PBORs.
153 Soap Toilet Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.
154 Space Technology Allowance Removed.
155 Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities Same as before. Increased by 100%.
156 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers Safety Officers Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
157 Special Appointment Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”.
158 Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance Removed.
159 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Tough Location Allowance-I, II or III.
160 Special DOT Pay Removed.
161 Special Duty Allowance Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8.
162 Special Forces Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
163 Special Incident Investigation Security Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
164 Special LC Gate Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
165 Special NCRB Pay Removed.
166 Special Running Staff Allowance Same as before. Extended to some more categories.
167 Special Scientists’ Pay Removed.
168 Specialist Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
169 Spectacle Allowance Removed.
170 Split Duty Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
171 Study Allowance Removed.
172 Submarine Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
173 Submarine Duty Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H1 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix, on a pro-rata basis.
174 Submarine Technical Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix. Extended to some more categories.
175 Subsistence Allowance Same as before. Status Quo to be maintained.
176 Sumptuary Allowance in Training Establishments Removed.
177 Sumptuary Allowance to Judicial Officers in Supreme Court Registry Removed.
178 Sunderban Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
179 TA Bounty Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Territorial Army Allowance.
180 TA for Retiring Employees Same as before. Rationalized.
181 TA on Transfer Same as before. Rationalized.
182 Technical Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Eligible employees to be governed by the newly proposed Higher Qualification Incentive for Defence Personnel.
183 Tenure Allowance Same as before. Ceilings Increased by 50%.
184 Test Pilot and Flight Test Engineer Allowance Same as before. Rationalised. To be paid as per Cell R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
185 Training Allowance Same as before. Rationalized by a factor of 0.8. Extended to some more categories.
186 Training Stipend Removed.
187 Transport Allowance (TPTA) Same as before. Rationalized.
188 Travelling Allowance Same as before. Rationalized.
189 Treasury Allowance Removed.
190 Tribal Area Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III. To be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix.
191 Trip Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
192 Uniform Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
193 Unit Certificate and Charge Certificate Allowance Same as before. Increased by 50%.
194 Vigilance Allowance Removed.
195 Waiting Duty Allowance Not mentioned in the report.
196 Washing Allowance Removed as a separate allowance. Subsumed in the newly proposed Dress Allowance.
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