New Delhi:Central government employees will continue to enjoy the facilities of advances and allowances, Despite Seventh pay commission recommendation to abolish it.
The sources in Finance Ministry on Thursday informed that there was no move to scrap these facilities. Apart from the government is likely to approve doubling of existing rates of such allowances and advances, which has been recommended for abolition by the Seventh Pay Commission like risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.
“The government has sent directive and it says that existing privileges cannot be curtailed. Betterment must be done by protecting the current facilities.” the sources said.
The government had no intention to cut current scope and facilities, they stressed.
They said neither the previous Pay Commissions nor the the previous Cabinet had suggested any curtailment of the facilities in allowances and advances being enjoyed by various cadres of central government employees, and also would not do it now.
Trade Unions and central government employees at various levels have been complaining of the abolition of risk allowance, small family allowance, festival advance, motor cycle advance.
“These central government employees organisations have raised a number of objections. They have met several ministers and secretaries. Everyone wants a positive solution to the issues at stake.”
But they said such a solution would be impossible to offer in a day, adding that it could take time.
The abolishing of the such type advances and allowances has been recommended by the Seventh pay commission, they said, but assured “Central government employees would be got such type advances and allowances also with increasing two times of existing rate.”