Friday, 18 November 2011

Hard Area Allowance to Central Government Employees

The Government of India decided to grant hard area allowance to all Central Government Employees posted in the islands of Union Territory of Lakshadweep other than Kavarathi and Agati.

This hard area allowance has already been granted to Central Government Employees posted in Nicobar Islands with effect from 01st April, 2004.

The Government of India also decided to extent this hard area allowance to all Central Government Employees posted in Minicoy in Lakshadweep. This allowance was 25% of the pay (basic pay + NPA, if applicable) with effect from 01st September, 2008.

Now Government of India granted hard area allowance to all Central Government Employees posted in Kiltan, Andrott, Kalpeni, Chetlat, Kadmat, Amini and Bithra Islands of Lakshadweep @ 15% of pay (basic pay + NPA, if applicable).

This declaration is as per the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. No doubt this is a monitory relief for the employees those who are posted in the abovementioned areas.

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