7th CPC Risk and Hardship Matrix – High R1H1
7th Pay Commission recommended just two slabs for each allowance–with one rate for officers and a lower rate for PBORs. Most of the existing relativities have been maintained.
Level >=9: ₹25000 pm
Level <=8: ₹17300 pm
The cell subsumes the following allowances: Flying Allowance, MARCOS and Chariot Allowance, Special Forces Allowance, Submarine Allowance, COBRA Allowance, High Altitude Allowance-CAT III.
The rates have been arrived at by averaging the existing rates of Flying Allowance above and below GP 5400 (PB-3) and then applying a factor of 1.5. For e.g. for GP>=5400, the average of ₹15,750, ₹21,000, ₹16,500 and ₹13,500 comes to ₹16,688.
With a factor of 1.5, the rate becomes ₹25032 pm (which has been rounded off). Similarly exercise has been done for GP<5400 also. The methodology adopted will have the intended consequence of benefitting the junior officers and ranks more compared to higher officers and ranks. For e.g. the allowance for a Sepoy will go up from ₹10,500 to ₹17,300 pm, while it would have been only ₹15,750 if a simple factor of 1.5 was applied to his rate of allowance.
There is an existing parity between Flying Allowance, MARCOS and Chariot Allowance, Special Forces Allowance and Submarine Allowance. This parity has been kept intact.
COBRA allowance, which is currently 80 percent of MARCOS and Chariot Allowance has been brought at par with MARCOS and Chariot Allowance. This is a conscious decision in view of the threat of Left Wing Extremism and a strong demand for parity in this regard.
Flying Allowance, covered in this cell, should be extended mutatis mutandis to personnel of BSF Air Wing also and their present system of paying flying allowance on an hourly basis should be done away with.
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