Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 7th October, 2008
Subject: Grant of advances Sixth Pay Commission recommendations- Amendment to Rules 31, 35, 38,53,58,66 of Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on the Sixth Pay Commissions recommendations relating to advances, the existing provisions of Compendium of Rules on Advances 188.8.131.52.58,66— relating to advances for purchase of bicycle, warm clothing, table fan and advances for festival and natural calamity are amended as per the amendments attached
2. These orders wilt take effect from the date of issue. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened
3. The advance for purchase of table fan will stand discontinued. The advances for purchase of warm clothing and bicycle granted/sanctioned after issue of this order shalt be treated as interest free advances
4. The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% every time dearness allowance on revised pay bands increases by 50%
5. In so far as persons serving in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned. these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India
6. All the Ministnes/DePartrnefltS are requested to bring the amendments to the notice of all its attached and subordinate offices for their information
7. Hindi version of this O.M will follow.
AMENDMENTS TO COMPENDIUM OF RULES ON ADVANCE TO GOVERNMENT SERVANTS 2005
In RULE 31:-
(a)ln thc opening clause indicating eligibility, for the words and figures “whose basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.7. 500 (Rupees Seven thousand five hundred) per month”, the words and figures “whose grade pay does not exceed Rs.2,800/- ( Rupees Two thousand eight hundred)”shall be substituted.
(b) In proviso (i) relating to amount of advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l .500 ( Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures. “shall not exceed Rs.3000/- (Rupees Three thousand)”, shall be substituted.
(c) Proviso (iii) relating to recovery of interest has been deleted.
WARM CLOTHING ADVANCE
In Rule 35 relating to amount of Warm Clothing Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l,5001- (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures, “shall not exceed R.s.3,000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“, shall be substituted.
Rule 38 relating to recovery of interest has been deleted.
In Rule 53. in clause relating to ehgibility for Festival Advance, for the words and figures basic pay and dearness pay taken together does not exceed Rs.l2,450 (Rupees TWelve thousand four hundred and fifty) per month”, the words and figures” whose Grade pay does not exceeds Rs.4800/- (Rupees Four thousand eight hundred)” shall be substituted.
In Rule 58 relating to amount of Festival Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.l500 (Rupees One thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures “shall not exceed Rs.3.000/- (Rupees Three thousand )“. shall be substituted.
NATURAL CALAMITY ADVANCE
In Rule 66 relating to amount of Natural Calamity Advance admissible, for the words “shall not exceed Rs.2,500/- (Rupees Two thousand five hundred)”, the words and figures” shall not exceed Rs.5.000 (Rupees Five thousand)”, shall be substituted.
I Rule 38F A- 38F relating to Table Fan Adance deleted.
II The rates of these advances shall be increased by 25% whenever the Dearness Alowance payable on revised pay struture goes up by 50%