2. In the Government Order cited, among others, orders have been issued to grant special allowance of Rs.500/- per month to the Secondary Grade Teachers and other teaching posts in the grade of Secondary Grade Teacher / Head Masters of High Schools with effect from 01—08–2010.
3. It has now been brought to the notice of Government that the Selection Grade / Special Grade Secondary Grade Teachers are denied the benefit of Special Allowance sanctioned in the Government Order cited stating that the Selection Grade / Special Grade holders are drawing higher scales of pay. In this connection, I am to state that in the revised pay structure implemented with effect from 01–01–2006, there is no separate Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay and only 3% benefit is awarded on awarding Selection Grade / Special Grade and therefore the special allowance is entitled to the category of Secondary Grade Teachers as a whole. Hence, I am directed to clarify that the Special Allowance sanctioned in the Government Order cited is also applicable to the Selection Grade / Special Grade holders in the post of Secondary Grade Teacher / Head Master, High School.