Govt Reply on giving Arrears of HRA and other Allowances
The Central Government announced officially that the Allowance Committee Report is in Final Stages and not submitted yet. Answering to Question raised by Mr.Sultan Ahmed M.P and Shri. Dushyant Chautala M.P in Lok Sabha, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Shri. Arjun Ram Meghwal stated in a written reply that The Committee has not submitted its report to the Government. The deliberations of the Committee are in the final stages.
Further the Govt was non committal to another question regarding Allowance Arrears and Date of Effect of revised Allowances. It has said that Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee
The detail of Question and Answer Published in Loksabha Official website is given below
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1778
ANSWERED ON: 10.03.2017
Committee on Allowances of Seventh Central Pay Commission
Will the Minister of
FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has set up a Committee to examine the various allowances in the light of recommendation made by the Seventh Central Pay Commission;
(b) if so, the details and terms of reference thereof;
(c) whether the said Committee on allowances has submitted its report to the Government, if so, the recommendations made by the Committee along with the follow-up action taken by the Government thereon;
(d) if not, the reasons therefor and the time by which the said report is likely to be submitted; and
(e) whether the Government proposes to give arrears of House Rent Allowance and other allowances with effect from the month of notification of implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ARJUN RAM MEGHWAL)
(a) & (b): Yes. The Committee on Allowances has been constituted vide order dated 22.07.2016. The Committee is to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC in regard to various allowances having regard to the representations made by the Staff Associations and the suggestions of the concerned Ministries/Departments and make recommendations as to whether any changes in the recommendations of the 7th CPC are warranted and if so, in what form.
(c) to (e): The Committee has not submitted its report to the Government. The deliberations of the Committee are in the final stages. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.