New Delhi, Sept 27 : Keeping in view that the re-fixation of pay and allowances and consequent calculation of arrears may take some time, the Government has decided to make ad-hoc payment of arrears for the current year to all ranks of the services at the earliest.
The proposal received the sanction of President Pratibha Singh in New Delhi today.
The amount paid will be adjusted against the final computation of arrears on the revised pay scales.
It may be recalled that 40 per cent of the arrears are to be paid in cash in the year 2008-2009 and the remaining 60 per cent in the year 2009-2010. Payment of the ad-hoc amounts will be made only to those personnel who were in service as on January 1, 2006 and continued to be in service thereafter.
The ranks held by the personnel as on January 1, 2006 would be reckoned for drawing the arrears.
The concerned paying authorities may deduct income tax as per normal rules at the time of final computation of arrears payable during the current financial year.