Improvement in facilities for Civilian employees of the Central Govt. serving in the States of North -Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep
F.No. 20014/16/86/E. IV/E.11(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 1 December, 1988
Subjects- Improvement in facilities for Civilian employees of the Central Govt. serving in the States of North -Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No, 20014/3/83-E.IV at, 14th December, 1983 and 30th March,1984 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the question of making suitable improvements in the allowances and facilities to Central Govt. employees posted in North-Eastern Region comprising the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunashal Pradesh and Mizoram has been engaging the attention of the Govt. Accordingly the President is now pleased to decide as follows;-
(i) Tenure of posting/deputation
The existing provisions as contained in this Ministry’s O.M. dated 14.12.83 will continue.
(ii) Weightage for Central deputation and training abroad; Special mention in confidential records:-
The existing provisions as contained in this Ministry’s O.M. dated 14.12.83 will continue. Cadre authorities are advised to give due weightage for satisfactory performance of duties for ‘he prescribed tenure in the North-East in the matter of promotion in the cadre posts, deputation to Central tenure post and courses of training abroad.
(iii) Special (Duty) Allowance;-
Central Govt. Civilian employees who have All India transfer liability will be granted special (Duty) Allowance at the rate of 12% of basic pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.1000/- per month on posting to any station in the North Eastern Region.
Special (Duty) Allowance will be in addition to any special pay and/or Deputation(duty) allowance already being drawn subject to ^he condition that the total of such Special(Duty) Allowance plus Special pay/Deputation(Duty) Allowance will not exceed Rs.1000/-p.m. Special allowances like Special Compensatory(Remote Locality) Allowance, Construction Allowance and Project Allowance will be drawn, separately.
The Central Govt. Civilian employees who are members of scheduled Tribes and are other wise eligible for the grant of (Remote Locality) Allowance under this para and are exempted from payment of Income Tax under the Income –tax Act will also draw special (Duty) Allowance.
(iv) Special Compensatory Allowance:
The recommendations of the 4th Pay Commission have been accepted by the Govt. and Special Compensatory Allowance at the revised rates have been made effective from 1, 10.86.
(v) Travelling Allowance on First appointment:-
The present concessions as contained in this Ministry’s 0»M. dt, 14.12,83 will continue with-the liberalisation that on first appointment T.A. should be admissible for the total distance instead of for the distance in excess of first 400 Kms. only,
(vi) Travelling Allowance for journey on transfer;
The existing provisions as contained in this Ministry’s O.K. dated 14-12-83 will continue
(vii) Road mileage for transportation of personal effect on transfer;
The existing provisions as contained in this Ministry’s O.M. dated 14-12-83 .will continue,
(viii) Joining time with Leave:-
The existing provisions as contained in this Ministry’s O.M. dated 14 -12-83 will continue.
(ix) Leave Travel Concession:-
The existing concession as contained in this Ministry O.M. dated 14.12.83 will continue.
Officers drawing pay of Rs.5100/- or above, and heir families i.e. spouse and two dependent children (Upto 18 years for boys and 24 years for girls) will be allowed air travel between semphal/Silchar/Agartala/Aizawal/Lilabari and Calcutta vice-versa between port Blair and Calcutta/Madras and vice-versa in case of postings in A&N Islands: and between Kavavatti and cochin and vice – versa in case of postings in Lakshaweep.
(x) Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy
Where the children do not accompany the Government servant to the North-Eastern Region. Children Education Allowance upto class XII will be admissible in respect of children studying at the last station of posting of the employees concerned or any other station where the children reside. If children studying on schools are put in hostels at the last station of posting any other station, the Government Servant concerned will be given hostel subsidy without other restrictions.
The rates of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy will be as in the DOP&T O.M. 18011/1/87 –Estt. (Allowances) dt. 31.12.87 as amended from time to time.
(xi) Concession regarding grant of House Rent Allowance to officers posted in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Islands :
The present concession as contained in this Ministry’s O.M, No, 11016/1/E.II(B)/84 dt, 29-3-84 as amended from time to time will continue to be applicable,
(xii) Telephone facilities
The officers who are eligible to have residential telephone may be allowed to retain their telephone at their residences in their last place of the posting subject to the condition that’ the. rental and all other charges are paid by suet officers.
2. The above orders will also, apply mutatis-mutandis to the Central Govt., employees posted in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Island, These orders will, also apply mutatis-mutandis to officers posted to. N.E. Council, when they are ‘stationed in the N,E, Region,
3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue.
4. In so far as the persons serving the Indian Audit & Accounts Deptt, are concerned these orders issue, after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
5. Hindi version of this Memorandum is attached
JOINT SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA