Aeronautical Allowance – 7th Pay Commission
Aeronautical Allowance is admissible to those Defence technicians who have successfully qualified in Technical Type Training (TETTRA), Technical Type Conservation Unit (TTCU), Maintenance Conversion Flight (MCF) or similar courses. These technicians are authorized to maintain or service aircraft and related systems. Presently it is payable at the rate of Rs.300 pm. There are demands to increase the allowance to Rs.800 pm. Personnel of Indian Coast Guard are presently not entitled to this allowance. They have asked for parity.
Analysis and Recommendations
Since the allowance is already partially indexed to DA, it is recommended to raise it by a factor of 1.5 to Rs.450 pm. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent. The allowance should also be extended to personnel of Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.