GDS Committee Recommendations on Allowances
The provisions of payment of Dearness Allowances which are followed presently for GDSs should be continued in future.
The GDSs should be paid the same percentage of DA as paid to central government employees from time to time.
The Department should develop a mechanism under which, the increased rate of DA is automatically enhanced and paid to GDSs simultaneously with regular employees.
The following allowances are recommended to be paid to the GDSs in addition to the TRCA and DA.
(a) Composite Allowance at prescribed rates to all GDS.
(b) Cash Conveyance allowance at prescribed rates wherever applicable.
(c) Combined Duty Allowance at prescribed rates wherever applicable.
(d) Children Education Allowance / Assistance at prescribed rates to eligible GDSs.
(e) Revenue Linked Allowance to eligible BPMs, subject to conditions.
(f) Risk and Hardship Allowance to GDSs working in the specified localities.
The following allowances which are now paid to GDSs should be withdrawn as many of them are subsumed in Composite Allowance.
(a) Office Maintenance Allowance.
(b) Fixed Stationery Charges.
(c) Boat Allowance.
(d) Cycle Maintenance Allowance.
(e) Uttrakhand Allowance.
(f) Split Duty Allowance.