No. 21012/4/88- Allowances
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 22nd August,, 1988


Subject: Risk Allowance to Central Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the recommendations of the IV Pay Commission contained in paragraph 17.23 of their Report relating to grant of Risk Allowance to Central Government employees whose duty involves risk and to say that in pursuance of this, a Committee was constituted and after considering the recommendations of the Committee, the President is pleased to decide as follows:-

(i) For determining the categories of staff exposed to risk in employment the following criteria may be adopted:-

n those engaged in duties involving greater hazards or whose health is liable to be adversely affected progressively over a long period of time because of the particular avocation, and

n Sweepers/ Safaiwalas engaged in cleaning of underground drains, sewer lines, those working in trenching grounds and Infectious Diseases Hospitals.

(ii) The existing categories of Government servants who are in receipt of Risk Allowance may continue to get the same at rates as under:-

(a) Unskilled workers……………………Rs.20/- per. month.

(b) Semi-skilled workers…………………Rs.30/- per-month.

(c) Skilled workers……………………….Rs.40/- per. month.

(d) Supervisors……………………………Rs.50/- per. month

(e) Gazetted officers (engaged in

Nitro Glycerin preparation)……………Rs.150/- per. month

(f) Non-gazetted officers (engaged in Nitro

Glycerin preparation)………………….Rs.90/-per month

(f) Danger Building Officers………………Rs.200/- per month

(iii) Where a category of Government servants in a Department is in receipt of Risk Allowance, similar categories of Government servants in other Ministries/ Departments shall also be considered for grant of Risk Allowance under similar conditions, e.g. Safaiwalas/ Sanitary Cleaners working in underground drains, sewer lines, infectious diseases hospitals etc.

(iv) The Risk Allowance will not be treated as "Pay" for any purpose.

2. A review of the existing categories who are already in receipt of risk allowance may be conducted to ensure that th4e benefit is given only to those strictly covered under the criteria laid down in paragraph 1 (i) above. The review should be completed within a period of 3 months and report furnished to this Department.

3. Proposal for inclusion of any new category fulfilling the criteria as indicated abov may be processed by the concerned Ministries in consultation with their Associate Finance and the Department of Personnel & Training. Further in identifying such categories, Staff Side of the Departmental Council (JCM) may also be consulted.

4. It has also been decided that Ministries/ Departments may work out suitable welfare schemes for periodical medical check-up of the staff exposed to risk in their jobs to ensure their god health.

5. These orders come into force with effect from 1st October, 1986.

6. In their application to the officers of the I.A. & A.D. these orders are issued in consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

(S. Hariharan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.

To: All Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India.

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Copy also forwarded to:-

1. Controller General of Accounts/ Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Finance.

2. Secretaries to Union Public Service Commission/ Supreme Court of India/ Election Commission/ Lok Sabha Sectt./ Rajya Sabha Sectt./ Cabinet Sectt./ Central Vigilance Commission/ President’s Sectt./ Vice President’s Sectt./ Prime Minister’s Office/ Planning Comission.

3. All State Governments and Union Territories.