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Various Allowances applicable to Central Government Employees

Various Allowances applicable to Central Government Employees

F. No- DOPT-1712030994647    Dated 02 April, 2024

Issued by-ESTT.(Estt. Allowance), Department of Personnel and Training(DOPT), GOI

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This post summarizes the key features of various allowances applicable to Central Government Employees in India, as per the latest Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) guidelines.

1. Children Education Allowance (CEA)

  • Issued vide OM No. A-27012/01/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 17.07.2018.
  • Claimed for maximum two eldest surviving children.
  • Amount:
    • Rs. 2250/- per month per child.
    • Rs. 4500/- per month for Divyang children (increased rate).
    • Increased by 25% with every 50% hike in DA.
  • Hostel subsidy: Rs. 6750/- per month.
  • Divyang child education at home: Reimbursement at double CEA rate with proof of payment and self-certification.
  • Admissible for children studying from Class 3 to 12th standard.

2. Risk Allowance

  • Revised as per 7th CPC recommendations (OM No: A-27018/02/2022-Estt.(AL) Dated: 2/9/2022).
  • Given for hazardous duties or health-deteriorating work.
  • Not treated as “Pay” for any purpose.

3. Night Duty Allowance (NDA)

  • Defined as duty performed between 10 PM and 6 AM (OM No: A-27016/02/2017-Estt.(AL) Dated: 13/7/2020).
  • 10 minutes weightage for every hour of night duty.
  • Ceiling for NDA eligibility: Rs. 43600/- per month basic pay.
  • Hourly NDA rate = [(Basic Pay + DA)/200] (as per 7th CPC pay structure).
  • Amount calculated individually based on employee’s basic pay.

4. Over Time Allowance (OTA)

  • OTA rates not to be revised upwards (OM No: A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL) Dated: 19/6/2018).
  • “Operational Staff” list to be prepared by Ministries/Departments.
    • Definition: Non-ministerial, non-gazetted staff directly involved in smooth office operation (including operating electrical or mechanical equipment).
    • Approval process: List with justification by concerned Administration Wing -> JS(Admn.) & Financial Advisor of the Ministry/Department.
  • Grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance.

5. Special Allowance for Parliament Assistants

  • Increased by 50% based on 7th CPC recommendations (OM No: No. A-27023/02/2017-Estt (AL) Dated: 24/10/2017).
  • Rates:
    • Rs. 2250/- per month for Assistants.
    • Rs. 1800/- per month for UDCs.
  • Full allowance for a calendar month with Parliament session for at least 15 days.
  • Half allowance for a month with a shorter session.
  • No OTA for Parliament Assistants during session months.

6. Special Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities

  • Rs. 3000/- per month for women with disabilities (OM No: No. A-27012/03/2017-Estt.(AL) Dated: 16/8/2017).
  • Paid from child’s birth till 2 years old.
  • Increased by 25% with every 50% hike in DA.

Source-DOPT Website

Various Allowances applicable to Central Government Employees
Various Allowances applicable to Central Government Employees

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Regularization Of Absence During COVID-19 Pandemic Period: DOP Clarification

Regularization of absence of officers/officials of Department of Posts during COVID-19 lockdown/quarantine period: DOP Clarification dated 24.05.2021

File No. X-20/42/2020-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001

Dated : May 24, 2021

To

1. All Chief Postmaster General
2. Chief General Manager, Business Development/Parcel/PLI Directorate
3. Director RAKNPA/ CGM CEPT/ Director, All Postal Training Centres

Subject : Clarification on regularization of absence during COVID–19 pandemic period.

Madam/Sir,

This Department is in receipt of various references regarding regularization of absence of officers/officials of Department of Posts during lockdown / quarantine period, etc. The matter has been considered and with the approval of the competent authority, following clarification is issued for regularization of absence:

Sl. No.CategoryClarification
(a)Period of quarantine/isolation as prescribed by authority from time to time on coming into contact with a Covid positive person while in office or while carrying out official duty or while on official tour / transfer / deputation or while in his/her place of residence.Period mentioned in (a), (b) and (c) shall be treated as duty for all purposes.
(b)Period of absence due to restrictions on movement and  travel imposed by the Central Government, State/UT Govt/District authorities, local authorities, residential society etc. and due to residential area concerned notified as containment zone and due to suspension of public transport due to which the employee is not able to attend office or return to his/her headquarters after availing sanctioned leave/ sanctioned LTC, permitted to leave HQ/official tour/transfer/deputation.
(c)All the period during which the employee worked from home as per the orders of controlling / competent authority
(d)Period of quarantine/isolation as prescribed by authority on return to headquarters from leave, LTC, personal travel.Period mentioned in (d), (e) and (f) shall be regularized by sanction of leave applied for.
(e)Period of absence due to quarantine / isolation / restrictions on movement/travel etc. while away from HQ unauthorisedly
(f)Period of absence due to the official / officer contracting covid-19.

2. The leave sanctioning authority accordingly, after satisfying himself/herself, shall issue appropriate orders in respect of the quarantine period/absence of official / officer . In case the official / officer is not satisfied with the decision of the leave sanctioning authority he/she may prefer a representation to next higher authority. The next higher authority will decide the case within 15 days of receipt of representation.

3. These orders shall cover all the period of absence of an official / officer since imposition of first lockdown i.e. 24.03.2020 and shall be in force till further orders.

Yours faithfully,

(Muthuraman C)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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Disable Person Divyangjan Are Exempted from Roaster Duty-DOP Order.

All the concerned Ministries/Departments, while drawing up roaster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective Ministry / Department may keep in mind that employees, who are Disable or persons with disabilities (PwD) / Divjangjan are exempted.

File No.Z-92011/25/2020-Coord/O and M

Government of India

Ministry of Communications

Department of Posts

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Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.

New Delhi – 110 001

Dated 15th July, 2020

To

All Chief Postmasters General/ Director, RAKNPA

Subject: Preventive measures to contain the spread a COVID-19 – Guidelines for protection and safety of Persons with Disabilities (Divjangjan) during COVID- 19 – reg.

Sir/Madam,

Please find enclosed herewith a copy of Department of Personnel and Training OM No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.(A.III) dated 27.03.2020 (copy enclosed) on the above mentioned subject vide which it is mentioned that “all the concerned Ministries/Departments, while drawing up roaster of staff who are required to attend essential services within their respective Ministry / Department may keep in mind that employees, who are persons with disabilities (PwD) / Divjangjan are exempted.”
2. It is, therefore, requested that the ibid OM should be referred while dealing with the cases of exemption of duty of persons with disabilities (PwD) / Divjangjan employees during COVID- 19 pandemic.

Encl: As above.

(Ramesh Chand Meena)

Assistant Director General (GA/Admin)

Copy to:

  1. PS to MoC / MoSC
  2. Sr. PPS to Secretary (Pos.)
  3. PS to DG (PS)
  4. PPS to Addl DG/All Members/ AS & FA/Secretary (PSB)
  5. All CGMs / Sr. DDsG / DDsG/ GM (CEPT)
  6. Directors, PTCs.
  7. E-office

Disable Person Divyangjan Are Exempted from Roaster Duty-DOP Order.

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Opening of Post Offices w.e.f. 18-05-2020 – New Delhi Circle Orders.

Department of Posts, India
o/o CPMG Delhi Circle New Delhi

To

All Heads of Units
Delhi Circle

No. 18-33/COVID-19/2020                                                Dated 14 May at New Delhi

Sub :- Opening of Post Office – COVID 19

        Since Postal Service have been notified as essential services, Therefore Department of  Posts is providing facilities to its customers even during lock-down under COVID-19.

    Further Govt. of India has given Relaxations in various activities, businesses to restore the facilities to General Public. Accordingly foot falls are increasing in the Offices. Therefore as per orders issued vide this letter no PO-5/Misc-COVID19 instructions/2019-20 dated 14/05/2020 , All Post Offices except  single hand Post and Offices Falling under Containment Zone /Hot Spots and closed with the specific reason have been orderd to open w.e.f. 18-05-2020.


    Accordingly to manage the functioning of all Post Offices as well as mail offices , it is quite necessary that staff should attend office regularly, however instructions issued by MHA & DOPT on subject should be followed while calling the staff and staff be called for in segregated working hours like 0800 hours to 1600 hours, 0830 hours to 1630 hours or 0900 hours to 1700 hours and so on. Accordingly Postman staff may be asked to attend office in two spell with 30 minutes gap between them. All precautions as advised by Govt. of India, should be kept in view i.e. usage of masks, gloves, face shields, sanitizers and maintaining social distancing etc.


       Staff posted in single hand post offices should be called for in nearby post offices or as per request of individual to his home, but within the concerned unit. All Administrative Offices as well as operative offices will also function with full strength w.e.f. 18-05-2020.

                                                                                            
                                                                                      Astt. Director ( Staff and Vigilance)

Copy for information and similar action to

All Group Officers of Circle Office.
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Post Offices will continue to as before as Post Office have been identified for essential services.: Directorate

Directorate clarified on yesterday that Post office have been identified for providing essential services and exempted from lockdown provisions. Therefore post Offices will continue to function as before.