7th Pay Commission calculator: This is how central government employees travelling allowances are calculated on basic salary
7th Pay Commission calculator: Since the time government has approved recommendation under 7th CPC system, a lot of different factors right from HRA allowance to Dearness allowance have seen a change in the pay matrix. One such change was also reflected in travelling allowance, which is calculated very uniquely for different levels of central government employees depending upon the city they reside. Under 7th pay commission, government hiked salaries and allowances for over 1 crore employees and pensioners under its ambit. It was the most awaited development, which had the positive impact of bringing substantial improvements in the lives of government employees.
However, not many central government employees are aware as to the way their travelling allowances is calculated. Hence, it is very important to understand which pay scale you fall in, which city you reside in and how your travelling allowance is calculated on your basic salary.
Travelling allowances under the 7th pay commission are of two types namely A/A1 cities and other cities.
For grade pay 1800 to 1900, travelling allowances is over Rs 1350 plus dearness allowances (DA) for employees who reside in higher cities which is A/A1 cities. Whereas, for other cities TA under this grade pay comes over Rs 900 plus DA.
As for grade pay 2,000 to 3,600, TA comes over Rs 3600 plus DA in A/A1 cities, whereas over Rs 1800 TA plus DA is given in other cities on basic pay.
Further, under grade pay of 5,400 and above, TA comes higher by Rs 7200 plus DA in A/A1 cities, while above Rs 3600 plus DA is given in other cities.
The A/A1 cities are - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Greater Mumbai, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Patna, Pune and Surat.
Hence remember which city you fall in and accordingly know your travelling allowances, they sure enhance your basic salary under 7th Pay commission system by quite some margin.