7th Pay Commission: Latest news and updates on allowances
Here is the latest news on the 7th Pay Commission. Fixed medical allowance to the Railway pensioners/family pensioners has been granted as per the recommendation of the pay panel.
At present Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to the Railway pensioners/Family Pensioners residing in areas beyond 2.5 Kms of Railway Hospital/Health Unit for meeting expenditure on their day-to-day medical expenses that do not require hospitalization.
Fixed medical allowance enhanced
After the government approved the pay panel's recommendation on allowances (with modifications), sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500/- to Rs.1000/- per month. These orders will take effect from 01-07-2017
Attention is hereby invited to this office OM of even number dated 23rd February, 2017 on the subject cited above vide which the pay details of Babu Balram, Malda M/O Urban Development were made available so that benefit of bunching may be extended to eligible AAOs in adherence to the Department of Expenditure OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September, 2016Bunching of Stages.
All respective accounting units of Ministries/Departments concerned are advised to review all cases wherein benefit on account of bunching has been extended in terms of this office OM dated 23rd February,,2017 and in adherence to DoE OM No.1-6/2016-IC dated 7th September 2016 and to re-fix the pay in terms of Implementation Cell
Grant of children education allowance under 7th Pay Commission
The amount fixed for reimbursement of Children Education allowance will be Rs.2250/-pm. The amount fixed for reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy will be Rs. 6750/-pm. In case both the spouses are Government servants, only one of them can avail reimbursement under Children Education Allowance.