Sunday, December 3, 2017

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay in 7th Pay Commission

Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay (Para 8.8.3-5)

Existing Provisions: PBORs of the three Services are granted Good Service Pay after completion of certain specified length of service during which they have maintained high degree of discipline, good conduct and professional update. For PBORs of army, the specified length is 3, 6 and 9 years of service. For PBORs of IAF and Navy, it is 4, 8 and 12 years of service. For the PBORs of the Indian Army. The existing rate is Rs.64 pm for each of the three stages, while for the PBORs of Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force, the amount is Rs.80 pm.

Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended to enhance the rate of this allowance by 2.25. The nomenclature has also been changed to Good Service/Good Conduct/ Badge Allowance.


I. Defence Forces: Good Service Pay / Good Service Badge be allowed to all JCOs on their promotion or these may be allowed to be subsumed in the Pay at the time of promotion to JCO.

II. Cabinet Secretariat: This allowance may be granted to PBORs in Special Frontier Force (SFF) as well.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The demands of the Defence Forces as well as SFF do not emanate from any changes suggested by the 7th CPC in this regard. Therefore, they do not fall under the remit of this Committee. MoD has not made any recommendations in this regard. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Good Service / Good Conduct / Badge Pay,  may therefore, be accepted without any change

Source :

Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission

Report of the Committee Funeral Allowance : 7th Pay Commission


Funeral Allowance (Para 8.17.54)

Existing Provision: When death of an employee occurs in peace areas, a funeral allowance of Rs. 6,000 is granted and mortuary charges are reimbursed in the case of Defence personnel.

Reasons mentioned by 7th CPC for recommending abolition:
With the pay raises provided by successive Pay Commissions, this kind of an allowance has lost its meaning.


Ministry of Defence: This allowance may not be discontinued considering the circumstances in which this allowance is granted. The rates may be enhanced by suitable multiplication factor.

Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee is of the view that this cannot be categorized as an allowance as it is not paid to the employee but to the Next of Kin. Para 8.2.3 of the 7th CPC Report also states that  "Allowance" should be used when it is paid to an individual and if it is paid as an administrative expenditure, it should be referred to as expense or expenditure. Considering the circumstances, continuation of this expenditure by the Government might be necessary. However, instead of calling it Funeral Allowance, it may be renamed as Funeral Expense, and the expenditure on this account, at the existing rate of Rs.6,000/- and mortuary expenses, may be directly borne by the concerned Unit and reflected in budget and accounts accordingly with further proviso that, whenever necessary, the concerned unit can pay this amount to Next of Kin of the deceased at the applicable rates.

Check the Detailed Report of the Committee on Allowances

DFFT Circular - Long Term and Short Term Training Programmes under DFFT Scheme for the Year 2018-2019

DFFT Circular - Long Term and Short Term Training Programmes under DFFT Scheme for the Year 2018-2019
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-67
Dated: 01.12.2017
1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/ UTs.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

The Training Division, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India shall be sponsoring the names of suitable officers for undergoing long/short-term training abroad in various selected universities/institutes for the Financial Year 2018-19 under the full funding component of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme (up to one year).

The different training programs are broadly of the following kinds on the basis of their duration:
Kind of ProgramDuration
iShort Term ProgramThe programs whose duration is upto six (6) months
iiLong Term ProgramsThe programs whose duration is more than six (6) months but upto one (1) year
2. Through this circular, applications/nominations are invited for the following three categories of programmes to be conducted during Financial Year 2018-19 (April 2018 to March 2019) :

Category-I:Courses where nominations are made by DoPT
Category-II:Courses under direct admission
Category-III:MACS programme at IACA

3. Category-I : Courses where nominations are made by DoPT

4. Category-II : Courses under direct admission

5. Category-III: MACS programme at IACA
Yours faithfully,
(Shri Prakash Dubey)
Director (Training)
List of short term programmes offered under the DFFT Scheme for 2018-19

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