The 7th Pay Commission brings good news for all the Central Government employees and the pensioners as they will get about Rs 21000 hike in their salaries. However, along with the salary hike, the 7th pay commission will also come up with other allowances including the increased dress allowances for the Diplomats and for the Special Protection Group (SPG) Officers.
7th Pay Commission dress allowance hike for Diplomats & SPG Officers
As per the 7th Pay Commission, the dress allowance to the diplomats and to the Special Protection Group (SPG) officers have been considerably hiked, keeping in mind about their duties that they perform with the PM of India, ex-ministers and their families. Now, the SPG officers and the diplomats will receive dress allowance of Rs 27,800 at the time of the duties and Rs 21,225 during non-operational days on an annual basis, depending upon their grades of office.
Before the recommendation of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) to the central government for the dress allowance hike in the 7th Pay Commission, the Diplomats and SPG Officers used to receive Rs 9,000 as dress allowance, annually. It is now when the NAC examined 196 other allowances apart from the main salary hike in the 7th Pay Commission, the central government has become considerate enough to grant the dress allowance to the central government employees across the country.
Uniform allowance for other officers under 7th Pay Commission
As per the Finance Minister of India, the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers and other equivalent central government employees will continue getting the enhanced hike of 50% in their dress allowance, which is Rs5,625 to Rs10,625 under the 7th Pay Commission. However, the uniform allowances given to the Indian Air Force, Indian Army, Navy, Central Police Organisations, Coast Guards and Central Armed Police Forces are Rs20,000, annually.
The Military Nursing Service (MNS) officers deployed at Delhi, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dadra, Daman and Diu and Nagar Haveli Police Service will receive Rs15,000 as their dress allowance under the 7th Pay commission on an annual basis. These officers previously used to get dress allowance of Rs7,200 to Rs10,500. The dress allowances under the 7th Pay Commission have been increased for the executive staff of customs, legal officers at NIA, Indian Corporate Law Service officers, Bureau of Immigration personnel, trackmen of the Indian Railways, running staff, car drivers, nurses and others as per their grades and pay, respectively.
Earlier, the commission was about to abolish the dress allowances along with other petty allowances from the 7th pay Commission but the recommendation of the NAC convinced the central government to get the approval of the same. The central government has also given a thumbs up to the NAC recommendation for giving the salary hike to all the central employees across India from Rs 18,000 to Rs 21,000 has got approved by the Narendra Modi-led BJP government. The salary hike of the central government employees as per the 7th Pay Commission will be adjusted according to the fitment calculation.