Grant of Extra Work Allowance – Relaxation for caretaking function
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 4th February, 2019
Subject : Grant Of Extra Work Allowance – Abolition of existing Caretaking Allowance, Extra Duty Allowance, Flag Station Allowance, Flight Charge Certificate Allowance, Library Allowance, Rajbhasha Allowance and Special Appointment Allowance) – decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay (7th CPC).
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s OM No.12-3/2016-E-III(A) dated 20.7.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to State that one of the conditions laid down in 3(b) for grant of Extra Work Allowance is that “an employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again”.
2. It has been brought to the of this Ministry that no suitable employee is available for doing caretaking work despite wide circulation of the vacancy and In view of stoppage of the allowance after one year to employee doing caretaking work, caretaking job of the buildings is likely to be affected.
3. The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that so far as the task of caretaking of office building is concerned, wherever any employee has drawn Extra Work Allowance in terms of this Ministry’s 0M dated 20.7.2017 for a period of one year and if no suitable employees are available for caretaking function, then the same employee may continue to perform caretaking function and shall also be paid extra work allowance at the prescribed rates therein for a period till a suitable employee is located. This dispensation is applicable only in case of caretaking functions and not in respect of other functions for which Separate allowances were admissible prior to 1.7.2017 as mentioned in 2 of this Ministry’s aforesaid OM dated 20.7.2017.
4. These orders shall take immediate effect from the date of issue.
5. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Account’s Department concerned, these orders issues after consultation with the Comptroller Auditor General of India.
(Amar Nath Singh)