7th Pay Commission Report Vigilance Allowance
7th Pay Commission Report for Vigilance Allowance abolished
A Vigilance Allowance of ₹2,500 pm is granted to Vigilance Inspectors in Indian Railways to attract experienced and talented staff.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission took note of two aspects regarding this allowance:
a. This allowance is paid only in Railways while there are posts of Vigilance Inspectors under other ministries as well.
b. No supporting evidence has been submitted by the Ministry of Railways to show that
i. Employees were unwilling to join the vigilance organization before the commencement of this allowance, and
ii. The position has improved after this allowance was introduced.
In such a situation, the Commission recommends abolishing this allowance.
Source: 7th CPC Report