Pay Scale

Feb 202017
 

Income tax slab changes 2017-18 for Male Female Senior Citizen

After the Union Budget for Financial Year 2017-18 was out, common people are seemed to be happier than anyone else. With the 50% income tax reduction for the lower income group the ordinary people are cheering for the Achche Din (good Days). On the other senior citizens also get reduction in tax rates. This has also made them smile. It seems that the Union Budget this year was dedicated to the weaker group of the economy.

New Income Tax Structure

  • According to new tax structure those who are earning up to Rs. 2, 50, 000/- per year will not be fallen under any income tax slab. Their income will be tax-free.
  • The first slab of Income tax is between income of Rs. 2.5 Lac and Rs. 5 Lac per annum. People who fall within this slab will need to pay tax at the rate of 5% of total gross annual income.
  • People who earn more than Rs 5,00,000/- per year but less than Rs 10,00,000/- annually, will have to bear the tax rate of 20% which is same as the previous year. There is no change in this slab.
  • People who earn more than Rs. 10,00,000/- per annum will have to bear tax rate of 30% of their total gross income. This rate also remains same as the previous budget. Only the lower slab rate has reduced.
  • As a whole by calculation we can say that total of Rs. 12, 500/- will be saved per year for a person. On the other according to Section 87A people who fall under the income slab Rs. 2.5 Lakh to Rs. 3.5 Lakh per annum, there will be rebate of Rs. 2500/- that is up to Rs. 3, 00,000/- there will be no tax for the people.

New Income Tax Structure for the Senior Citizens

People who are aged between 60 years and 80 years are considered to be the senior citizen in India. Unlike previous year the tax rates are revised for the senior citizens as well. According to the Union Budget 2017-18 the rates are as follows:

  • Tax Rate to be paid up to Rs. 3 Lac per annum for the senior citizen is nil. People will not be required to pay up to this income as tax. This provision is same as before.
  • Senior citizens who earn more than Rs. 3 Lac and less than Rs. 5 Lac per annum will be liable to pay tax rate at 5% of total gross income in a year. The rate was 10% in the previous budget.
  • Senior citizens who earn more than Rs. 5 Lac but less than Rs. 10 Lac annually will have to pay 20% of their total income per year. This tax slab remains the same as before.
  • People earning more than Rs. 10 Lac in a year will have to pay 30% of the total gross income in a year as their income tax. This rate is also same as previous union budget structure.

New Income Tax Structure for the Super Senior Citizens

People who are aged above 80 years are considered as Super Senior Citizen in India. The tax slab for the Super Senior Citizen is as follows:

  • Income up to Rs. 5 Lac will be fallen under no tax. Up to this amount people will not be required to pay any income tax annually. If the income falls between 5 Lac to 6 Lac then the person needs to pay income tax.
  • The second slab is considered from Rs. 6 Lac to Rs. 10 Lac per annum. But the 20% tax rate is levied above Rs. 5 Lac per annum. This tax rate has not changed this year.
  • The last slab is annual income above Rs. 10 Lac. People with such income will have to bear tax rate of 30% of the total gross annual income.

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  1. Bhutan Compensatory Allowance BCA
  2. Voluntary Retirement Scheme Central Government Employees VRS
Feb 192017
 

Bhutan Compensatory Allowance BCA

The allowance is given to Defense force’s team members of India, which are posted at Bhutan. There has been some issue of depreciation and to keep things clear, notices were issued.

The depreciation was applied on the facilities like mess charges and canteen facilities. There have been reports stating the Government’s decision regarding the way postings of officers are treated. At Bhutan, it is demanded, it should be taken as normal foreign posting, the way it would be treated for any other country.

The rebates given and services provided are all revised from time to time. But, for Bhutan, revisions were made in the year 2013 last.

The briefcase allowance

There are certain categories/ grades of officers, to which, the central government gives reimbursements on the expenses made on official bags/ladies purses/ briefcases. There is an upper limit for each grade. The key highlight of this allowance is, the officers get it only once in three years.

The commission committee believes that the current rates are good. But! The upper limit of the amount may get increased. This increase is considered to be directly proportional to increase in Dearness allowance.  Former may increase by 25% if the latter increases by 50%.

Children Education Allowance (CEA)

This allowance is given to officers so that they may look after education of their children. The expenses may be considered in terms of school and hostel fees. If a child is differently able, allowances are different in such cases.

In terms of revisions and the demands thereafter, it has been claimed that the reimbursements should be made for graduation and post-graduation levels as well. The committee has received multiple applications for consideration of the same.

Concession for education

This concession is given in the form of reimbursements to the children of missing/ killed/ handicapped while on duty officers. In this tuition and hostel fees is fully reimbursed. As an additional provision, expenses on books, stationary, uniform and clothing are reimbursed as well.

This allowance in not proportional to dearness allowance, it is independent.

Dearness allowance

This allowance is paid to the central government employees. This is granted by the central government to protect the salaries of its employees from erosion. This is directly proportional to the inflation rates.

Currently, as per the reports, there has been no demand for the alteration of the law for dearness allowance.

Bhutan

Some key highlights of the country are mentioned below:-

  • Belonging to Asian continent, it is the second largest Himalayan state, located at the eastern part. Its capital is Thimpu
  • Towards its south, it shares its borders with India and towards its North, China is the neighbor.
  • The population here is seventh largest in the world and Indian defense officers are posted here

There are several allowances which are timely increased and some are kept the same. It is totally up to the discretion of the Government, whether to increase an allowance or no.

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  1. Suvigya 7th Pay Commission
  2. Demonetization Effect in 7th Pay Commission
Feb 082017
 

Suvigya 7th Pay Commission

Suvigya is the new system, introduced by Central government for the pensioners. This is the system that will fetch many details to the pension holders, under central government.

Suvigya Details

  • When one goes to the website of the Suvigya, he or she will have to answer to some of the questions. Through the different questions, employees will have to share different details of their employment.
  • After the details of the employee has been shared, details of the pension or the pension amount will be shared to the pensioner. He can get complete details directly in his registered email or on the screen.
  • There are four categories of employees, in the website. From there, one will have to choose his category of employment. Every different category will have to fill a different form for knowing the pension details.
  • For PBOR and OROP, there are different forms. The forms are to be filled for only one time. Every next time, the code number provided to the users will fetch all his or her details.

Progress of 7th Pay Commission

  • Seventh pay commission has been declared by the central government on 1st September of 2016. It has been stated that the hike in basic and allowances will be applicable on and from 1st January, 2017.
  • The structure of the pay commission will complete the analysis within 18 months. For the 14 months, from 1st of January 2017, aerier will be paid to the employees.
  • It has been four months from the date of declaration and still then no board has been set up. This is the complain from most of the employees.
  • The sarvigya website is the perfect answer of the same. The hike in the basic is applicable for the pensioners too. The website is meant to show the pension structure of them.
  • The table that one will find in the website is the indication about the scale or tentative hike an ex-employee will be getting from the 7th Commission.

7th Pay Commission Might not take 18 months

With the declaration of the website, employees who were worried about the effect of the commission are pacified. There are different things that are to be taken care in the action and one of the key aspect here is the reduction of the allowance scheme. It has been reported that, 51 allowances has been deleted from the commission. Regrading the same news, a new tension is developing among the central government employees. Things are happening so fast, that some are thinking that this commission will not take 18 months for the completion of structure.

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Voluntary Retirement Scheme Central Government Employees VRS

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Jan 212017
 

Voluntary Retirement Scheme for Central Government Employees

Right now, any employee of central government, post completion of 30 years of service, can retire any time he/she wishes to. The notice has to be of three months before leaving the organization. Employees belonging to grade A and grade B, who join the service post 35 years of age, may avail the provision post reaching the age of 50. Such services cannot be availed if the employee is suspect of mal practice.

Voluntary Retirement Scheme for Central Government Employees

Though minimum years of service rendered exists, yet, post serving for 20 years, any may take VRS post completion of 20 years as well. With former, no approval is required, with latter, approval of an authority is needed.

An employee may avail pension under the scheme if he/she have served for at least 20 years, more the better. They may not be granted full pension, after all there are rules to adhere to.

What is VRS?

As the name suggests, it is the voluntary retirement, employees of certain firms can take. It is usually earlier than the standard practice. It is mainly done, to seek the retirement benefits.

There are several firms who have this policy. This keeps the employees flexible and the company financially good.  Most companies give a package to such employees, which is comparatively lesser than what he/she would have got at completion of tenure. This is primarily done to keep rotation of workers in place. Company gets to save money, fresh talent comes in and the employee gets to derive benefits as they want.

Human Resource Accounting

This accounting is a process in which costs are measured in terms of the value an employee puts into an organization. The costs are evaluated since the time of recruitment and ends at the training and development of the employees. After some time it is compared with the profitability a company has gained. This helps in making effective managerial decisions. Proper analysis of human assets is done so that reduction and deductions can be made on time, for future benefits.

Challenges and benefits of VRS

Merits of the scheme are listed below:-

  • There is no fulfillment of legality involved, it is good for the company and is supported by unions
  • The packages offered are very attractive for employees and in the interest of the company
  • This can be easily applied on departments where there is excess of manpower
  • It keeps the morale of the employees high too

There are several limitations of VRS. They are subject to lots of rules and regulations. These laws are implemented on the amount of funds such employees can access. It is a quid-pro-quo process. The employee, while serving needs to invest in the company as well. Else the benefits cannot be derived. Some key demerits are listed below:-

  • At times it develops sense of fear amongst employees and they may leave organization during weak phase.
  • Trade unions may protest against such schemes and cause trouble in normal day to day working of the organization
  • The employees company wishes to keep, they may leave as well

Conclusion

The scheme is not new and the masses are aware of it. Any may avail VRS. This is mostly implemented during the times of recession or when the organization is trying to deduct manpower. No matter what the reason is, every coin has two sides. The scheme has got its own pros and cons.

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Demonetization Effect in 7th Pay Commission

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Jan 212017
 

Demonetization Effect in 7th pay commission

On November 8th of 2016, Central Government took the decision to abolish Notes of 500 and 1000 from the market. The decision was proposed keeping many things in mind, including managing terrorism from the nation. Government estimated a time frame of 50 days, within which all exchanges were to be done. With effect to that, central government employees were also given 10000 INR in advance, so that they can manage their livelihood in the crisis phase.

Special Support for Government Employees

Different government employees are always in the good book of tax payers, to the government. The decision to provide the advance might be an award for that. However, the advance has been made only once, assuming that the situation has been managed well. Now, considering all those things, a certain phase of demonetization hit the market. Taking that into account, Central Government declared the seventh pay commission for all the employees. India Rail, Post, Defense and all the undertaking concern employees will be covered under that.

Different turmoils are picking up with that pay commission. Here are the details of the commission, that is making the central government employees agitated and tensed.

Status of the 7th pay commission

  • The commission has been announced to be applicable from 1st of January, 2017. It will take 18 months to formulate the laws. Hence the employees will be provided an aerier for the total 18 months.
  • After the declaration of the pay commission, it has been 4 months, and there has been no progress at all from the end of central government. The increase in salary is calculated on the basic only and its effect is felt in the allowances.
  • There are 196 allowances that are included in the pay commission, where 51 has been recommended to be deleted from the list. Central government has not even framed the commission yet. Question that is coming up is who has recommended to delete the 51 allowances then?
  • There are has been no update regarding the same from the end of government till date. How much effect this commission will put on the salary of the employees is now completely under darkness, since no intermediary declaration has also been made.
  • The decision of pay commission was declared last year on 1st September by the JCM. Confusion among the employees is regarding the status of the commission, especially after the declaration of demonetization. Whether the commission will be formed or not is the word that is running under the table, at this moment.

Further Updates are Invited

All the Central government employees are looking ahead for any sort of update from the government authority. There has been some of the updates regarding the pensions and on the other hand the deletion of different allowances is a definite indication that works are going regarding the commission. In fact, the works are progressing at such a speed, that some started to feel that he commission will not linger the process till 18 months. It will be completed before the scheduled date. Every employee is waiting eagerly for the latest update from the end of Government.

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Mobile App Defense Pensioner

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Jan 142017
 

Mobile App For Defense Pensioner

Pension for those in defense is quite the thing that is looked forward to. There are a lot of queries related to pension all the time. It was a long impending requirement of the government to launch an app for the same. However the technology was not as high defined as it is now. Taking advantage of the times, the government has brought out a new app for the pensioners in the defense department.

Mobile App For Defense Pensioner Key Features 

  • The app which has been launched is known as “Defense Pension Info” and at present it can be downloaded on Android phones only. It will be launched for iOS shortly in future.
  • So one can just go to Google PlayStore and avail the app from this place. The mobile app will provide all payment disbursement related information to all those who download it.
  • If you are a defense pensioner and you have a certain query, you can download this app on your phone and keep a check on your credits and debits.
  • Pensioners who draw their pension from the banks as well as from the DPDO will both be given information across this portal itself.
  • If you didn’t know this, then the government already had a website to answer all your queries and to give you information and keep you in the know how about your pension. The website was dpdopensioners.org. The app will provide the same information that you can see on this site.

The defense has also requested that if you are reading this then please help spread the information to your ex-colleagues and your other defense personnel that you know of. It is also encouraged for all organizations to give wide publicity to the stakeholders.

What kinds of details are currently shown?

Will the app be of any use to you? To know this you must know what details are being currently given under this app to the users.

So once you download the app, you will have to login using your DPDO and providing your HO number. The HO number is the same that was assigned to you by the DPDO. Once the number and the ID has been entered you will be able to access the following details on the app –

  • Pension history: This will probably be under the “pension details” section. The history of all the payments made for your pension will be shown under this section.
  • Pension slip: The payment receipt of the government or the slip for the reception of pension is shown here. You can also download the same on your mobile phone.
  • Arrears, grievances and Know your pension (Suvigya) are other features of the app. You can also check the changes in pension under a different section.

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RTO Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks In 7th Pay Commission

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Jan 102017
 

RTO Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks In 7th Pay Commission

RTO stands for Regional Transport Officer. The Regional Transport department or authority takes care of the vehicles across the nation India. The department works under the Central Government of India. The officers under this authority get their salary and benefits as other central government employees get. The authority is responsible for the activities like issuing driving licence, supervising the mobility of the vehicles, clearing pollution test, inspection of vehicle’s insurance and so on. The pay scale of the RTO is different in different states. The average pay scale of the Regional Transport Officers lies under Pay Band 3.

RTO Pay Scale

  • As mentioned in the above section that the pay band of the RTO officers lies under Pay Band 3, the average monthly income of the regional transport officer at entry level is Rs. 15600/- per month excluding the grade pay, perks and allowances.
  • Sometimes based on the states and position the pay scale can raise up to Rs. 50, 000/- per month or more for the designation of the regional transport officer. the pay scale depends on the area the officer is located to.

RTO State wise Salary

Sl. No. State Name Pay scale / Salary Grade Pay
1. Uttar Pradesh Rs. 15600/- to Rs. 39100/- Rs. 3600/-
2. Maharashtra Rs. 14800/- to Rs. 34000/-
3. Karnataka Rs. 28100/- to Rs. 50100/-
4. Jammu & Kashmir Rs. 55000/- (approx)
5. Andhra Pradesh Rs. 25500/- to Rs. 49500/-

Apart from these states there are other states as well that offer different pay scale for the RTO officers. On the other RTO inspectors get less salary than the RTO officers in different states.

RTO Perks and Allowances

  • DA: As per the 7th pay commission report every central government employee will get 113% of their basic pay scale as their Dearness Allowances.
  • HRA: RTO officers get house rent allowances based on their basic entry level salary. An experienced RTO officer sometimes gets quarter in government premises if the candidate gets located in different city. In that case they don’t get HRA.
  • MA: medical allowances like medicines, treatment cost, surgery costs are also paid to the officers. If there is any dependent of the candidate then also they get medical allowances for the dependents as well such as wife, old parents and kids.
  • Travel allowances: RTOs get travel allowances as well depending on their basic pay. As per the central government rule in every 10 years the RTO can go on a foreign tour.
  • Pension: after retirement RTOs get pension, gratuity and other retirement facilities like DA, medical allowances etc.
  • Others: other perks like hardship allowances, vehicles, phone bills and others.

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BDO Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks Pay Matrix After 7th Pay Commission

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Jan 062017
 

BDO Pay Scale Salary Allowance Perks Pay Matrix After 7th Pay Commission

Block Development Officers are the supervisors of the rural area developments. BDOs are being appointed to take the responsibility of the taxation process, salary of the employees a panchayet and other district level employees, rural or district development, implementation of the schemes in the rural areas, record maintenance and much more in any district. Candidates are required to seat for an entrance examination to become a Block Development Officer. Any graduate student or appeared for final year graduation from any stream can seat for the entrance examination for the post of block development officer. In this article the pay scale of a BDO will be discussed in brief.

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BDO Pay Scale

Block Development Officers are recruited in different states. The pay scale for each officer is different in different cities or locations. Mostly BDOs recruited in hardship areas are paid little extra than the BDOs placed in comparatively normal areas.

  • The minimum pay scale starts from Rs. 9300/- for the BDO in district level. The highest pay scale for a BDO can go up to Rs. 34, 800/- per month excluding grade pay and perks.
  • The high amount of pay scale is made to the experienced officers. The fresher officers on the other get paid much lower than Rs. 34, 800/-. On an average a BDO gets salary of Rs. 10, 790/- to Rs. 18, 000/- per month.

BDO State wise Salary

As mentioned that Block Development Officers get paid differently in different states. Though the pay band is same for all the officers i.e. PB 2. The salary revolves around Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/-. The Grade Pay and the paid salary are quite different in different states. The state wise salary of the BDO is as follows:

Sl. No. State Pay scale / Salary Grade Pay
1. Assam Rs. 8000/- to Rs. 35000/- Rs. 4700/-
2. Uttar Pradesh Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/- Rs. 4600/-
3. Madhya Pradesh Rs. 9300/- to Rs. 34800/- Rs. 3600/-
4. West Bengal Rs. 9000/- to Rs. 40500/- Rs. 4700/-

BDO Perks and Allowances

  • DA: Dearness allowances are being paid to the BDOs as per the 7th pay commission report. The 113% of the basic pay of the officers are being paid as DA.
  • HRA: House Rent Allowances are another fixed allowances that are paid to the BDOs of any level.
  • MA: Medical allowances are also an important part of the allowances and perks paid to the BDOs.
  • Pension: after retirement BDOs get pension and other facilities.
  • Other perks: vehicle, phone bills, quarters, education allowances are being paid to the BDOs in different states.
  • Hardship allowances: BDOs are being paid hardship allowances as well.

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  1. UPTET Pay Scale Salary Matrix After 7th pay Commission
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UPTET Pay Scale Salary Matrix After 7th pay Commission

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Dec 302016
 

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UP is one of the greatest states of India. The pay band of the Up assistant teacher is 9300 to 34800. The grade pay of the assistant teacher is four thousand two hundred so the basic salary of an assistant teacher is thirteen thousand five hundred. Dearness allowances are allowed for the teacher. In rural areas their House rent allowances will fixed, which is six hundred seventy. So the gross salary of an assistant teacher is twenty seven thousand Six hundred seventy. General interest change deduction is eighty seven rupees. As per salary after deduction and without any incentive the basic salary, which is the hand pay of an assistant teacher is twenty seven thousand five hundred eighty there. This pay is payable when you are getting appointment as an assistant teacher. During the training periods the teachers are provided with the stipends. In Uttar Pradesh pay scale the stipend of an assistant teacher is seven thousand three hundred.

Uttar Pradesh government decided to change their pay scale based on the area. They thought that, when a teacher belongs from City area or metropolitan area their HRA should different from the teacher, who are belongs from rural areas. In the City area HRA will be twenty percent of basic salary and the Metro area HRA will be thirty percent of the basic salary.

Like every state Uttar Pradesh government organized the teacher eligibility test. At first the candidates, who are willing to this Job can applying for this post. This recruitment will completed by the two steps. One is written test another is Interview.  Then the eligible candidates will select. After joining as an assistant teacher they can get this salary, which is mentioned in this pay scale.

Seventh pay commission pay scale

After seventh pay commission every employee want to searching their final salary. Showing this salary every employee became happy. Government approved 23.57% over all salary increment for Central government employee with up to fifteen percent in basic salary and sixty seven percent in another allowances. But as per seventh pay commission the teacher pay scale take a revolution. This pay scale is applicable all over the county. This scale became high. Every teacher is satisfied to get this salary. In UP when in the sixth pay commission the pay scale was 9300 to 34800, but after seventh pay commission declared the pay scale, which is Rs 35400.

Quick  glance

ABOUT UP teacher pay scale
BASIC Rs 13500
HRA Rs 670 (Rural Area), 20% of Basic  Salary (City Area) and 30% basic salary (Metropolitan Area)

 

GROSS PAY IN HAND  Rs 27583
PAY BAND Rs 9300 to Rs 34800 (6Th commission) Rs 35400 (7th commission)

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LMRC Pay Scale Salary Matrix Allowance After 7th Pay Commission

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Dec 282016
 

LMRC Pay Scale Salary Matrix Allowance After 7th Pay Commission  

Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation is developed in order to implement the task that regards to the development of metro Rail projects. According to the statistics a total amount of rupees one thousand two hundred crore has been invested for the upliftment of the Metro Rails. The north South Part of it is already competed and cost up to rupees six thousand and eight hundred eighty crores. The state government is responsible for it and it includes construction and operational work in the underground portion of the City. The city was prevalent of the Metro service till today but the advancement in life has tempted the government to come with such plans that could effective for the people to travel across the city.

LMRC Pay Scale

The post one employees are provided with an amount of Rs 20,600 to 46,600, the post two employees are paid Rs 13,500 to 25,200, the salary for the post three, seven, eight is provided within the range of Rs 10,170 to 18,500 where as the for the post of four and six the salary is ranging in between Rs 13,500 to 25,520 and for the post of nine, ten and eleven the salary is in between Rs 8000 to 14140. The grade allowance is depicted in the table given below:

Basic Pay Scale Extent up to Post
Rs.  20,600               Rs 46,600  First
Rs.  13,500               Rs 25,200 Second
Rs.  10,170               Rs 18,500 Three, Seven, and Eight
Rs. 13,500               Rs 25,520 Four and six
Rs. 8000               Rs 14140 Nine, Ten, and Eleven

The employment is basically for the full time no part time or other types of employment are available. The people who ever is selected based on their performances will have to shift to Lucknow to peruse the job.

Post wise Salary

Sl. No. Post Salary
1 Deputy General Manager 29100/- – 54500/-
2 Assistant Manager 24900/- – 50500/-
3 Senior Supervisor 18500/- – 35600/-
4 SSE 18500/- – 35600/-
5 Accounts 10170/- – 18500/-
6 Station controller 13500/- – 25500/-
7 Junior Engineer 10170/- – 18500/-

Allowances

  • Basic Allowances such as Dearness Allowances, Transportation Allowances, House Rent Allowances, Medical Allowances and Other allowances are being provided to the employees.
  • Hardship allowances, night duty allowances, educational allowances for the kids and such are given to the special employees.

Conclusion

The pay scale has provided opportunity to number of people across the nation. It is also balancing the employment opportunities and thereby the rate of unemployment has reduced to certain percentage and it has been beneficial for the nation as well as country’s infrastructure.

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