Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Reading between the Lines: Were these in the JSM?

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(In alphabetical order)

S No
Acting Allowance/Officiating Pay. It is proposed that Acting Allowance be renamed as Officiating Pay and the provisions of SR 33 and 35 be extended to the Defence Forces mutatis- mutandis
Air Dispatch Allowance. It is proposed that the Air Dispatch Allowance be raised to Rs 960 /- pm.  Alternatively, the allowance may be abolished and in lieu Flight Charge Certificate may be authorized to recipients
Air Steward Allowance.  It is proposed to abolish this allowance and in lieu, the Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance, Aeronautical Technical Allowance and Flight Charge Certificate allowance be extended to these tradesmen mutatis-mutandis
Air Travel for Medical Treatment, Examination, Attendance.  It is proposed that the discretion of mode of travel for those otherwise entitled for air travel on tour should remain with the individual for such journeys.
Assessor’s Allowance.     It is proposed that officers posted at SSBs or Selection Centres be granted Assessor’s Allowance at Rs 8000/- per month        
Authorisation for Travel & Baggage Entitlements: Re-employed Officers. The travel and baggage entitlements of re-employed officers should be the same as for rank in which retired.
Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA).       BCA proposed to be authorized at the same rate as Foreign Allowance
Boiler Watch Keeping Allowance.  It is proposed to enhance the allowance to Rs. 8000/- for sailors holding Watch Keeping Certificate and Rs 4000/- to those who, although not in possession of the certificate, are still required to work under similar working conditions
Children Education Allowance.      The following is proposed:- Existing rate to be enhanced to Rs 4000/- pm; CEA be granted till Post Graduation and extended to children of Ex- Servicemen; Hostel Subsidy to be increased to Rs 12000/-
Classification Allowance.  It is recommended that Classification Allowance be renamed as ‘Classification Pay’, as it was prior to 2004, and one increment be granted for each upward Classification, instead of the current slab rates and DA made applicable on it.
Common Pay Scales for In-service JCOs/OR.         It is proposed to have one Common Pay Scale for all in service JCOs/OR of the three Services who joined prior to 01 Jan 2006.
Compensation in Lieu of Quarters (CILQ).  It is proposed that:- (a)   The rates of CILQ be revised upward to restore its edge over HRA as was the case in 5th CPC; NCs(E) to be given min rate as applicable to JCOs/OR of Gp X; CILQ be delinked with the AME.
Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance.  In view of the proposals regarding uniform related allowances and abolition of Spectacle Allowance, CPMA is proposed at the rate of Rs 750/- pm for JCOs/Ors of the three Services                       
Conveyance Allowance.  It is proposed that DA be granted on Conveyance Allowance on the lines of Transport Allowance
Conveyance of Relatives of Service Personnel placed on DI List or Attending Funeral of Deceased Personnel. The provision of TR 161 (A)/TR 161 (B) be modified to incorporate travel by fastest means including air both for onward and return journeys in respect of deceased service personnel to conduct customary social rites of the deceased personnel.
Counter Insurgency Operations Allowance.  It is proposed that:- in view of the heightened imminence of risk and danger, the existing rates for Counter Insurgency Allowance (Field) be rationalised, enhanced by four times and granted at par with rates of HAFA Allowance; CI Operations Allowance (Modified Field) be rationalised and enhanced four times; The CI Operation Allowance (Peace) to continue at same rate as the Field Area Allowance and after rationalization be enhanced four times; CI Operations Allowance be made admissible to Static Establishment / Headquarters in the area of operations and personnel of the three Services.
Dearness Allowance.       It is proposed that DA be converted to Dearness Pay annually, whilst neutralization should take place twice a year.
Deputation Allowance.   It is proposed that same rates of Deputation Allowance, as applicable to Central Government Employees be extended to Defence Service personnel. The Deputation Allowance should also be extended to personnel posted to Assam Rifles, DRDO and other similar organisations   
Distinguished Service Awards. Monetary award for Distinguished Service be introduced in accordance with rates proposed by Defence Forces
Educational Concession to Children of Personnel Missing or Disabled or Killed in Action. The following is proposed:- Full Reimbursement of Tuition Fee; Full reimbursement of Hostel charge; Cost of Books/Stationery -Rs 4000/- p.a; Cost of Uniform           -        Rs 6800/- p.a; (Subsequent year Rs 2800/- p.a.); Clothing - Rs 2000/- p.a, (Subsequent year Rs 1200/- p.a.)
Enhancement of Monetary Benefits for Unnat Raksha Suraksha Corps Medal (URSCM) and Raksha Suraksha Corps Medal (RSCM) Award.

URSCM. A onetime incentive equal to Long Service and Good Conduct Medal (LSGCM) be given to URSCM awardees.

RSCM. An annuity equal to the amount granted for Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) be given to RSCM awardees.
Evacuation of Dangerously ill, Seriously ill members of Family. The authority to permit evacuation of the sick families of service personnel requiring life saving surgery by service aircraft/civil aircraft be vested with formation commanders at divisional/area level, and equivalent in Navy and Air Force
Exemption from Income Tax.   The entire amount of all risk related Allowances be exempted from Income Tax
Extra Duty Allowance.    It is proposed that the existing rates of Extra Duty Allowance be increased by four times. Further, it is also proposed that this allowance be extended to the other two Services.
Family Accommodation Allowance (FAA).  It is proposed that:- FAA be extended at minimum rate of HRA to officers not covered by Authorised Married Establishment (AME); Rates of FAA for JCOs/OR be increased to lowest HRA admissible.
Flight Operations Allowance.  It is proposed to pay 1500/- pm as Flight Operations Allowance and be applicable to all three Services.
Four fold increase in the following allowances: - Aeronautical Technical Allowance; Flight Charge Certificate Allowance; Airworthiness Certificate Allowance; Hydrographic Allowance; Unit and Charge Certificate Allowance;
Rewards for Meritorious Service
Funeral Allowance.  It is proposed that the Allowance be enhanced by four times
Good Service/Good Conduct/Badge Pay. It is proposed to grant Good Service Pay at the rate of one increment, at a uniform period of 3 yrs, 6 yrs and 9 yrs for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Good Service/Conduct Badges to the JCOs/OR of the three Services. The status of GCB Pay is required to be restored (to pre 5th CPC state) and considered as pay for all purposes including for encashment of leave.
Grant of First Annual Increment on Recruits Pay.  Following is proposed:- 

Recruits’ stipend be converted to pay with effect from the first day of training with retrospective effect, as hitherto fore.

The stipulation of granting next increment from the date of attestation or mustering be done away with.

The next annual increment be granted retrospectively on 01 Jul of each year after completion of training, subject to fulfilling the conditions for grant of annual increment.
Hardlying Money.  The following is proposed:-
Rates Post Rationalisation 6th CPC Scales
Proposed Rates
LS and Below
PO and above
Officers including Midshipmen and Cadets
Headquarters Allowance for JCOs/OR. It is proposed that JCOs/OR posted to MoD, Defence Forces HQ be paid HQ Allowance at following rates:- JCOs and equiv -Rs 4000 pm; Upto Hav and equiv    Rs 3200 pm       
Highly Active Field Area Allowance (HAFA).  It is proposed that rates for HAFA be rationalized and enhanced by four times.
Honorary Ranks and Commission.         It is recommended that pay structure for Hony Commissioned Officers as proposed be granted.
House Rent Allowance (HRA).  The following is proposed:- HRA to be calculated based on Basic Pay + DA;
Additional 5% be granted since JCOs/OR are entitled to free water, furniture, electricity, etc.;
Compensation, if entitled status Govt accommodation is not provided;
HRA be admissible to affected personnel when entitled mess accommodation not provided;
HRA to be provided to Defence Personnel on allotment of accommodation for a period of seven days, as admissible to Civilian Employees to enable him to shift to Govt accommodation;
Double HRA provision to be extended;
HRA to be paid on death/retirement for the same period when service accommodation is permitted to be retained;
Classification of cities to be reviewed;
HRA to be exempted from Income Tax.
Incentive for Select Promotion.      To incentivize the personnel on promotion, 5% of pay (BP + GP) be paid upto the rank of Sub Major and equivalent for each select rank promotion.
JAG Department Examination Reward. It is proposed to abolish this reward and enlist the course in the list of Cat III courses for Qualification Grant
Left Wing Extremism (LWE) Risk Allowance.  It is proposed that LWE risk allowance be extended to Defence Service personnel.              
Military Service Pay to JCOs/OR Equivalent.         MSP be granted at the rates of 30% of Pay (BP + GP) for Other Ranks (OR), 25% of Pay (BP + GP) for JCOs and 25% of Pay (BP + GP) for NCs(E).
Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP).          It is proposed to grant four financial up-gradations under Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) scheme for JCOs/OR at 6, 12, 18 and 24 yrs of service.
Monetary Allowance For Gallantry Awards.  The Monetary Compensation attached with Gallantry Awards be increased by four times
Moves of Families from One Service Hospital to Another. The existing provisions available to families of JCOs/OR be extended to families of officers also.

MSP as percentage of pay to all personnel.

MSP for NC (E).
Non Practicing Allowance.  It is proposed that rates as applicable to all Central Government Medical Officers be given
Official Hospitality Grant: -    It is proposed that the rates for Official Hospitality Grant (OHG) be at par with Sumptuary Allowance payable to civil personnel; the admissibility of OHG be extended to all Officers Commanding a unit /formation/establishment/Squadron/Flight in the Defence Forces at the same rates as admissible to the COs of ships in the ranks of Commodore, Captain and Commanders in the Navy who are currently authorized OHG; The OHG be also granted to the appointments in various training establishment posts where Instructional/Training allowance is authorised.
Officiating Pay to JCOs and Equivalent.         It is proposed that the JCOs and equivalent be granted Officiating Pay,when officiating in posts tenable by officers, as is the case with similarly placed civilians.
Option to Use Railway Forms.  Presently, by travelling on railway forms the expenditure incurred by the defence estimates is higher. the era of internet booking, e-seva, cheap air fare and better road connectivity, the option to use the railway forms must be left to individual’s choice.
Outfit Allowance for Officers.  The Proposed rates for the allowance are as under:-


Renewal every 3 yrs (Rs)
Army, IAF
MNS Officers
Distinctive Uniform Allowance
MNS Officers
1600 pm
KMA for Officers
All Three Services
1600 pm
MNS Officers
1600 pm
Parity of Pay and Grade Pay with Civilians. It is recommended that the pay scales of JCOs/OR be reviewed, considering the changes that have been effected on the civil side. The Grade Pay of the JCOs/OR have to be suitably enhanced to bring them at par with civil counterparts to restore the relativity in pay.
Pay for NCs(E). Pay proposal for NCs(E) of the IAF as placed.
Pay to DSC Personnel     

Good Service Pay. It is recommended that Classification Allowance Pay and GS/GCB Pay should also be granted to NCOs/OR of DSC.

(b)    Grant of Financial Upgradation under MACP. It is proposed that the benefits of MACP should also be extended to DSC personnel as applicable to all class of Govt employees including Defence Forces personnel.
Post Graduate  Allowance.      It is proposed to increase the allowance to Rs 4000/- pm and Rs. 2400/- pm for AMC and ADC officers respectively. Post Graduation Allowance be abolished
Qualification Grant. It is proposed that Qualification Grant be increased four times and extended to JCOs/OR mutatis-mutandis. Qualification Grant be extended to Defence Forces Medical Officers on the same terms and conditions as applicable to other officers.
Qualification Pay. Qualification Pay be standardised for all branches and recommended at the rates proposed
Rationalisation of Trades.       JCOs/OR are recommended to be upgraded to Group 'X' from the revised Group 'Y' on fulfilling the criteria.
Resolution of core anomalies.

The existing Pay Scales and Grade Pay for Officers (including AMC, ADC and RVC officers) be re-fixed by the 7th CPC, prior to recommending replacement scales.

The existing Pay Scales/Grade Pay and rules and regulations for MNS and MNS (Local) officers be retained.

The replacement scales granted to civilian officers be extended to Defence Service officers after correction of the pre revised (6th CPC) scales.

Grant of additional increment(s) at the JTS, STS, JAG, NFSG, and DIG level towards restoring historical and traditional edge.

The current timeline for functional promotions in the Defence Services be factored while devising length of common replacement scales. 

Provision for transition to next higher scale, as applicable, on stagnation, presently available only to IAS officers, be extended to Defence Service officers, mutatis-mutandis.

Extension of NFU, mutatis-mutandis, to Defence Services Officers.

Grant of MSP to all officers and rationalisation of rates.

Post of PSOs to Service Chiefs at Service Headquarters be upgraded to Secretary/Special Secretary level in the APEX Scale.

Ignorable part of pension be made admissible to re-employed Brigadiers.

Introduction of Select Promotion Incentive for all select ranks of Col to Lt Gen / equivalent.

Ignorable part of pension of Rs 4000 be admissible to re-employed Brigs also.

Any other provisions introduced for All India Services and/or Central Group ‘A’ Civil Services by 7th CPC, should also be extended, mutatis-mutandis, to Defence Services.
Risk Related & Compensatory Allowances Specific to Defence Forces: - It is proposed that the under mentioned allowances be increased four times:-
Siachen Allowance;
Flying Allowance;
Submarine/MARCOS/Chariots Special Forces  Allowance;
Test Pilot Allowance;
Submarine Duty Allowance;
Diving Allowance, Dip Money;
Para, PJI Allowance;
Free Fall Jump Instructor Allowance;
Compensatory Field Area Allowance (after rationalisation);
Compensatory Modified Field Area Allowance (after rationalisation);
High Altitude Area Allowance.
Sea Going /Sea Duty Allowance (HAFA) at par with HAFA: -For all personnel onboard ships involved in operations such as anti-piracy, ELINT, COMINT, HADR, PSM, Force Protection Measures, operating in war zone for evacuation of Indian nationals, deployed for other classified missions, etc; The rates of SGA/SDA (HAFA) to be same as HAFA.
Sea Going/Sea Duty Allowance (SGA/SDA) at par with Field Area Allowance (FAA): - The rates of SGA/SDA be enhanced four times and 12 hour conditionality clause be removed. The allowance be extended to all personnel including Midshipmen and Cadets posted onboard ships; All personnel of the Sagar Prahari Bal (SPB) be extended SGA/SDA. In addition, it is proposed that this allowance be extended to the personnel of the Army and IAF when embarked onboard IN Ships.
SGA/SDA (MFAA) at par with MFAA: - For all personnel borne in units providing afloat support; Rates of the SGA/SDA(MFAA) to be at par with MFAA.
Short Hand Allowance.  It is proposed that personnel currently in receipt of the allowance be compensated by grant of Personal Pay at an amount corresponding to the revised rates of the allowance, if it had continued for their current assignment. It is also proposed that it may not be continued for personnel placed in these appointments in future
Special Compensatory Allowances.   The following is proposed:-
Common Special Compensatory Allowances to be at identical rates and conditions of admissibility for Civilians Employees as well as Defence Forces Personnel.

Special Duty Allowance (SDA) be made admissible to Defence Forces when not in receipt of field service concessions, while located in areas such as the North East and Ladakh; option to be extended for availing either field service concession or SDA, whichever is beneficial.

Tribal Area Allowance also be authorised when posted to notified tribal areas.

Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance be made applicable to defence personnel located in certain remote areas where no government office exists, and where they are not in receipt of field service concessions
Special Pay. The following is proposed:-
One increment of existing scale for adopting small family norms, and benefit be doubled to two increments for adoption of small family norms after the birth of only girl child.

Sports Incentive at the rate of three and two increments respectively, for representation at International and National events.

One increment as Hindi Pay for JCOs/OR.
Specialist Allowance.      It is proposed that all AFMS Officers be extended Technical Allowance, Specialist Allowance be abolished.
Spectacle Allowance.       It is proposed that the allowance be abolished and representational enhancement in the CPMA be given
Submarine Technical Allowance.   It is proposed to enhance this allowance to all sailors carrying out submarine maintenance duties at the rate of Rs 800 /- pm
Technical Allowance.       Technical Allowance is proposed to be increased four times and extended to all officers
Territorial Army Bounty.        The proposed rates are as follows:- Officers      -        Rs 1800/pm; (b) JCOs - Rs 1200/pm; OR  -  Rs   790/pm

Camp Allowance.  Admissible to Territorial Army personnel under training. It is proposed to be paid at the rate of 25% of DA as applicable to others.
Training (Instructional) Allowance (Para 5.4.11).  It is proposed to rename the Instructional Allowance as Training Allowance.  The allowance be granted to personnel posted to training establishments at following rates:- Officers         - 15/30% of BP; JCOs& Equivalents -  15/30% of BP;     NCOs & equivalents - 15/30% of BP
Transport Allowance.      It is proposed that Rate and conditions to be uniformly applicable without any distinction of class of city.
25% of Transport Allowance be granted for officers using official transport corresponding to the CCA component in the Transport Allowance
Transportation Of Personnel Effects On Transfer.  It is proposed that a common rate be made applicable for all categories of cities as rates across the country are changed on the basis of distance
Travel Entitlements. The Travel Entitlements be continued to admissible at par with civilian Govt official based on Grade Pay.
Uniform Related Allowances (JCOs/OR).       It is proposed that these allowances be merged into Composite Personal Maintenance Allowance (CPMA) and the rates be adequately hiked.  Clothing Allowance for personnel of AFLUs be increased four times to Rs 1800/- pm and extended to JCOs/OR of Army and Navy on similar terms of conditions
X Group Pay of JCOs/OR and Equivalent. X Group Pay for JCOs/OR and equivalent be enhanced 4 times to Rs. 5,600/- .


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