Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Nation > Govt hikes ‘dress’ allowance for diplomats, SPG officers

Govt hikes ‘dress’ allowance for diplomats, SPG officers

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
By Ashwini Shrivastava

New Delhi: The dress allowance given to diplomats and elite Special Protection Group (SPG) officers, entrusted with the security of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime ministers and their families, have been hiked considerably.

The move comes on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

SPG officers during operational duties would get Rs 27,800 annually and on non-operational work would get Rs 21,225 a year as dress allowance, according to an official order. Before the implementation of the panel's recommendation, the officers were getting Rs 9,000 annually as uniform allowance. The SPG guards Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her children Rahul and Priyanka, among others.

The pay commission had in its report recommended an annual grant of Rs 10,000 as dress allowance. The panel's report was examined by a Committee on Allowances headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission examined 196 allowances given to various categories of central government employees.

"Outfit allowance, paid to Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officers and employees will continue to be provided as before, is enhanced by 50 per cent," the order issued recently by the finance ministry said.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
City news
ACB lodge disproportionate assets case against BM
On one hand, the opposition members in the ...
MHADA repairs underway at time of incident
I am 33 year old man. I want to know whether ‘del
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)You will do well at work and monetary gains are indicated. Perhaps you may be cited for an honor for a recent achievement. Those who have been unwell will make a quick recovery. A happy occasion will be celebrated in the family. This maybe something, you have been really looking forward to. You shine out at a social gathering as a charming attractive person. A meeting with a new friend has the makings of a torrid romance.
- Advertising -
Read More