Language Reward and Allowance
This allowance is payable to MEA officers who have learnt optional foreign language when posted in the region where the language is main language or widely used. The present rate varies from Rs 100 pm for being “proficient” to Rs 200 pm for being “above proficient.” No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
The amount of the allowance is meagre. Hence, it should be abolished.