Review of courses for grant of Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) to the three services pursuant to acceptance of Rrecommendations of 7th Pay Commission.
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-11
Dated 25th June,2018
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject – Review of courses for grant of Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) to the three services pursuant to acceptance of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission — regarding.
Pursuant to the acceptance of the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations in respect of the Armed Forces, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President for the courses eligible for grant of Technical Allowance (Tier I and Tier II) for three services as given at Appendices A to C of this letter, subject to the following conditions:
i. Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) may continue to be paid at the existing rates of Rs.3,000/- and Rs.4,500/- per month respectively;
The existing terms and conditions for regulating the admissibility of Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) will continue to be followed;
iii. The Technical Allowance (Tier i & II) will be admissible to those technically qualified officers who are recruited/posted/appointed against vacancies in Technical branches and are available for full-time deployment in these branches.
The Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) will be admissible to those technically qualified officers who are available for full-time deployment in the Technical branches and also fulfil the prescribed eligibility conditions. The Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) will not be admissible in case they are appointed against posts which are not actually related to technical and maintenance duties. A suitable mechanism to ensure strict compliance in this regard may be devised in consultation with the CGDA;
It is clarified that Officers of AMC, ADC, AEC, MNS and non-technical officers are not eligible for Technical Allowance (Tier I & II);
Any future review of list of courses will be done by the three Services with the approval of PPOC. Any addition/deletion in the list will be done with the approval of MoD/MoD (Fin).
The grant of Technical Allowance (Tier I & II) will also be subject to fulfilment of the criteria laid down in this Ministry’s letters given below as otherwise stated in this order:
No.1(22)/07/D(Pay/Services) dated 8th January, 1998;
b. No.1(26)/97/XXII/D(Pay/Services) dated 29 Feb 2000;
c. No.B/26254/POG/AG/PS-3(a)/872/D(Pay/Services)dated 8th June 2004;
d. No.1(55/2008/D(Pay/Services) dated 4th November 2008;
e. No.A163088/GS/MT-10/795-C/D(GS-II) dated 25 June 2010 and subsequent amendments/clarifications issued from time to time.
The above mentioned provisions will be applicable with effect from 1st April 2018
This issues with the concurrence of MoD (Fin/AG/Pa) vide ID No.3(2)/2018-AG/160-PA dated 25.06.2018
(Samit Datta Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source - Gconnect