No. 16 (1) – E. II 9B)/ 70
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 10th February, 1970.
Subject:- Grant of Special allowance to Parliament Assistants
In super session of the orders contained in this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. F. 9(2)- E. II (B)/ 64, dated the 3rd. February, 1964 as amended by Office Memorandum No. 9 (25)- E. II (B)/ 68, dated 23.12.1968 and 11.9.1969, the President is pleased to decide that the grant of Special allowance to Parliament Assistant will be regulated as follows:--
i) An Assistant in a Ministry, who is engaged whole time on Parliamentary work (including work relating to questions, preparation of pads for the Minister, attendance in official gallery etc) will be allowed to draw a Special allowance at the rate of Rs. 150/- per mensem.
ii) If, however, an Upper Division Clerk is engaged on the work of the type referred to in (1) above, he will be allowed to draw the Special allowance at the rate of Rs. 120/- per mensem.
iii) The allowance will be admissible for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in Session for at least fifteen days. Months with shorter periods may be ignored.
Note:- The allowance will be admissible during the period of regular leave.
iv) Normally, the allowance will be admissible to only one Parliament Assistant in a Ministry. Where a Ministry consider it necessary to engage more than one Parliament Assistant on full time Parliamentary duty, the prior approval of this Ministry will be necessary. Such additional staff will also be entitled to the special allowance mentioned above according to the status he enjoys. Where this Ministry has agreed in the past to the engagement of more than one Parliament Assistant for Parliamentary work in any Ministry, this Ministry’s approval need not be obtained fresh.
2. No overtime allowance shall be paid to Parliament Assistants for the calendar months in which the Parliament is in Session.
3. The Special allowance referred to above will be classified as "Other Allowances"
4. These orders take effect from 1.2.1970
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India)
To:- All Ministries of the Govt. of India, etc.