Higher Proficiency Allowance
This allowance is granted to IB personnel for acquiring higher skills in Language and Technical fields. The present rate varies from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 and is decided by the Director, IB. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
For higher skills in language, IB personnel will be governed by the rates and conditions of Language Award, presently applicable only to Defence forces. For higher skills in technical fields, they will be governed by Higher Qualification Incentive for Civilians. Accordingly, Higher Proficiency Allowance, as a separate allowance, should be abolished.