Caretaking Allowance, at the rate of 10 percent of Basic Pay, is paid to Group `C’ staff on regular establishment in various ministries who are deployed for caretaking duties.
The Commission has received various representations regarding these allowances. There is a general demand for increasing the rates.
Analysis and Recommendations
Similar to the allowances granted for holding additional charge, here also the Commission is of the view that the compensation should be uniform, and as a percentage of the employee’s Basic Pay. Accordingly, it is recommended that these allowances should be covered under a new Extra Work Allowance, which shall be governed as under:
Extra Work Allowance
- Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2 percent of Basic Pay per month.
- An employee may receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be a minimum gap of one year before the same employee can be deployed for similar duty again.
- This allowance should not be combined, i.e., if same employee is performing two or more such duties, and is eligible for 2 percent allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2 percent.