This allowance is granted in ministries to Assistants and UDCs who are wholly engaged in Parliament work during Parliament Sessions. The present rate of the allowance is ₹1,500 pm for Assistants and ₹1,200 pm for UDCs. The allowance is admissible at full rates for every calendar month in which the Parliament is in session for at least 15 days in that month. For months with shorter periods, the allowance is admissible at half the rates prescribed for the full month. No demands have been received regarding this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations
The rate should be increased by a factor of 1.5. The rate shall further increase by 25 percent each time DA increases by 50 percent.