Central government employees incentive for higher degree or diploma: Are you a central government employee? Here’s good news for you. You can now claim one-time incentive up to Rs 30,000. All you have to do to claim this money is get a fresh degree/diploma that is relevant to your work.
As per an official notification released last month, the central government employees can now get the benefit of one of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission regarding higher degrees acquired by the working staff.
The notification of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, said central employees will get benefits up to Rs 30,000 for acquiring any new degree or diploma.
Earlier the central government servants acquiring fresh higher qualifications after coming into service granted incentive in the form of one-time lump sum amount ranging from Rs 2000 to Rs 10,000. The rates were recommended to be revised by the 7th Pay Commission.
An incentive of Rs 30,000 will be given for acquiring the PhD or equivalent certificate; Rs 25,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration more than one year, or equivalent; Rs 20,000 for PG Degree/Diploma of duration one year or less, or equivalent; Rs 15,000 for Degree/Diploma of duration more than three years, or equivalent; Rs 10,000 for Degree/Diploma of duration three years or less, or equivalent.
Incentives for higher Degree/Diploma
The Department of Personnel and Training has made this announcement for the central government employees. The Department has said that it will give its employees incentives for acquiring higher degrees/diploma after coming into the job. The official notification says that the central government staff will be given the one-time incentive after completing the degree. It will give incentives ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.30000.
The notification said that the Government took this decision keeping in view the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. For incentive, the higher degree/diploma certification should be completely relevant to the functional requirement of the department.