Conveyance Allowance at the rate of 5% of basic pay
subject to a maximum of Rs.120/- per month.
6th CPC 3.1.7 Facilities available in Government of India prior to
Recommendations 6th CPC were as follows:
(i) Relaxation in upper age limit of up to 10 years when
recruitment is made through open competitive
examinations and of 5 years when recruitment is
made otherwise through competitive examination.
(ii) As far as possible, they are to be posted near their
(iii) Exemption from typing test in case of clerical posts.
(iv) Transport allowance at double the normal rates.
(v) An employee who acquires a disability during his
service cannot be dispensed with or reduced in rank.
(vi) Promotion cannot be denied to a person merely on
the ground of his/her disability.
(vii) Employees who are disabled or incapacitated on
account of causes attributable to or aggravated by
Government service are eligible for special benefits
under the CCS (Extraordinary) Pension Rules.
3.1.8 The 6th Central Pay Commission has considered
benefits to the disabled employees of the Central
Government in following manner.
(i) Number of Casual Leave available for employees
with disabilities should be 12 days as against 8 days
for other employees.
(ii) Aids and appliances like Dictaphones, Braille writing
equipments, CD player/tape recorder, low vision
aids and other learning equipments that will enable
the employees with disabilities to discharge their
official functions better should invariably be made
available free of charge.
(iii) The office environment should be made user friendly
for employees with disabilities.
(iv) A higher interest subsidy (4%) has been
recommended for automobile loans for employees
with disabilities in the relevant chapter.
(v) Liberal flexi hours should be allowed for these
employees. Concept of flexi week should be
introduced in their case wherein these employees
will need to put in the stipulated hours of duty every
week which can be calculated with reference to their
time of arrival and departure in the office and the
number of days they actually attend the office. This
is necessary because these employees face
difficulties in commuting and also are susceptible to
higher medical problems necessitating frequent
hospital visits. As such, maintaining regular working
hours in their case poses many problems that can
be alleviated by liberal flexi hours. This will not have
any adverse effect on their output or productivity as
they will still need to put in the stipulated weekly
hours of duty prescribed.
(vi) Women with disabilities have to face even higher
problems while looking after their children. An extra
allowance of Rs.1000 per month (to be called
Special Allowance for Child Care) is recommended
for women with disabilities. The allowance shall be
payable from the time of child’s birth till the child is
two years old. It will be payable for a maximum of
two children. This allowance will go up by 25%
every time the DA crosses 50%. Education
allowance for disabled children of Government
employees shall be payable at double the normal
(vii) Higher Transport allowance at double the rates
subject to a minimum of Rs.1000 p.m. for persons
with disabilities employed in the Government.
Demands 3.1.9 A group of disabled employees placed their
demand to allow them Disability Allowance in lieu of the
present benefit of Conveyance Allowance. There is also
demand to provide extra allowance for disabled women
employees to take care of children up to the age of two
Recommendation 3.1.10 After consideration of all the aforesaid factors and
the present scenario in Assam, the Commission
recommends benefits to the disabled employees as
i) Disability Allowance may be given to the
disabled employees at the rate of Rs. 500/-
ii) Child Care Allowance at the rate of Rs. 500/-
per month is recommended for disabled
women employees to take care of child up to
attaining the age of two years. This allowance
is admissible up to two children.
iii) Introduction of Disability Pension for all
disabled employees of the State Government
at the rate of 50% of the amount admissible as
iv) Provision regarding 3% quota for disabled
candidates should be implemented in letter
v) As far as possible, disabled employees may be
posted near their native places.
vi) An employee who acquires a disability during
the service period cannot be dispensed with or
reduced in rank provided he/ she is
vii)Number of Casual Leave available to the
disabled employees may be 12 days as against
8 days for other employees.
viii) Interest subsidy of 4% is recommended for
disabled employees only to purchase disabled
friendly conveyance (car/two wheeler) which
costs higher due to modifications.
ix) Aids and appliances like Dictaphones, Braille
writing equipments, CD player/tape recorder,
low vision aids and other learning equipments
that will enable the employees with disabilities
to discharge their official functions better may
invariably be made available free of charge.
x) The office environment may be made user
friendly for employees with disabilities by
construction of ramps, modified toilets etc.