7th Pay Commission: Huge relief as constant attendant allowance is hiked
In a major relief the government has hiked the constant attendant allowance as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
This order by the government comes as a huge relief for lakhs of retired employees. This was made known through an official order of the government.
Constant attendance allowance hiked
The constant attendant allowance given to a retired employee has increased to Rs 6,750 per month from the existing Rs 4,500, states an official order issued recently.
How it is sanctioned
The allowance is sanctioned if, in the opinion of a competent medical authority, a 100 per cent disabled retired employee needs the services of a constant attendant for at least three months.
Accordingly, the allowance has been hiked from Rs 4,500 to Rs 6,750 per month, said the order issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
No time frame for disbursal of arrears as per 7th Pay Commission
NVS and KVS have been advised to project their specific requirement of funds for implementation of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations to their employees and reflect them in their proposals for Revised Estimates 2017-18. Disbursement of arrears etc. will depend upon projection of requirement by these organizations as also allocation of funds for this purpose. As such, no time frame can be fixed for the disbursal of arrears to the employees of NVS and KVS.