Air Worthiness Certificate Allowance
This allowance was introduced in the year 2000 for the technical tradesmen in aircraft trades, based on the recommendations made by a Group of Officers. The existing rate is Rs.225 pm for aviation trade PBORs with service of 2-10 years and Rs.450 pm for PBORs with service exceeding 10 years. Defence Services have represented for a four-fold increase (from the base rate of 2008) in this allowance. 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. The amount will further rise by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent. The allowance should also be extended to personnel of Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.