7th Pay Commission latest news today: Did you get this allowance? DoPT seeks answers from ministries, departments

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Aug 03, 2019, 01:31 PM IST

7th Pay Commission latest news today: The Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) recently issued a notification to know the implementation of the central government decision regarding 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance. It sought details from various Ministries/Departments to provide details regarding the number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance, estimated existing annual expenditure as per the existing rates and estimated annual expenditure if the existing rates are multiplied by the 2.25 factor as decided by the government.

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: What notification said

7th Pay Commission latest news today: What notification said

According to the DOPT notification, "The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt’s O.M. of even no. dt. 07.03.2018 and reminders dt. 17.04.2018, 29.10.2018 and 16.11.2018 (Copies enclosed) vide which Ministries/Departments were requested to provide the details regarding number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance, estimated existing annual expenditure as per the existing rates and estimated annual expenditure if the existing rates are multiplied by the 2.25 factor as decided by the Government." Image source: IANS

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: DoPT concern

7th Pay Commission latest news today: DoPT concern

The DoPT, however, expressed concern that despite reminders it could receive comments from merely 26 ministries/departments in this regard. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: These departments have responded to DoPT

7th Pay Commission latest news today: These departments have responded to DoPT

According to the DOPT, these 26 Ministries/ Departments include Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Department of Public Enterprises, Cabinet Secretariat, Atomic Energy, Agriculture and Cooperation, Inter State Council Secretariat – MHA, Justice, DARPG, Chemicals & Petrochemicals, Food and Public Administration, Petroleum & Natural Gas, External Affairs, Rural Development, Housing Urban Affairs, Secretariat of Vice- President, Biotechnology, PMO, Tribal Affairs, Fertilizers, Culture, MSME, Expenditure, Earth Sciences, Defence, Space and Railway Board. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: Further request by DoPT

7th Pay Commission latest news today: Further request by DoPT

It also requested that the data sought may be furnished to this department in the format prescribed at the earliest. The DOPT cautioned the ministries/department to sent the data August 20, 2019, failing which it may be presumed that the ministries/ department have no information and the information will be treated as NIL. Image source: Pixabay

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: More 'Risk and Hardship' allowance

7th Pay Commission latest news today: More 'Risk  and Hardship' allowance

Notably, the Central government has hiked the "Risk and Hardship" allowance of all paramilitary forces deployed in highly sensitive areas in Jammu and Kashmir and Maoist bastions, following the terror attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, where a suicide bomber had killed 40 CRPF troopers in February this year. Image source: Reuters

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7th Pay Commission latest news today: Home ministry order

7th Pay Commission latest news today: Home ministry order

A Home Ministry order was issued on February 22, 2019 to all six paramilitary forces including Border Security Force, Central Industrial Security Force, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Sashastra Seema Bal and Assam Rifles, to hike the rik allowance with "immediate effect". The order also benefited paramilitary personnel deployed in eight most Maoist-affected districts across four states. Image source: Reuters