Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Dress Allowance
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions issued office memorandum on August 31, 2017 regarding Implementation of recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission on Dress Allowance and details as follows.
As per the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, and in supersession of the existing orders relating to admissibility of Uniform Allowance/ Washing allowance/ Stitching Charges /Shoe allowance, etc to common categories of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees of various Ministries/Departments, including attached/ subordinate offices, who are supplied uniform and are required to wear them regularly, they shall be paid Dress Allowance at the rate of Rs. 5000/- per year.
The Uniform Allowance/Washing Allowance/Stitching Charges/Shoe Allowance, etc. have been subsumed in Dress Allowance.
The categories of Staff who were earlier being provided uniforms if any, shall henceforth not be provided with uniform.
Allowance related to maintenance and washing of uniform is subsumed under Dress Allowance, and will not be payable separately.
The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of employees directly once a year in the month of July.
The rate of Dress Allowance shall be, as mentioned in para-1 above, Rs.5ooo/- per year. The rate of Dress Allowance shall go up by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.
This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing will continue to be provided by the concerned Ministry as per existing norms.
The above will come inforce from 1st July, 2017.