CHARGE ALLOWANCE/ COMBINATION OF APPOINTMENTS

Combination of appointments (for charge allowance) 
             
Charge arrangements are classified into three:

1.To officiate in a higher post while working in a lower regular  post. R53(b)(1)
i. The period should exceed 14 working days and should not exceed three months.
  ii.  Pay-higher, as if promoted on an officiating basis.
  iii. Charge allowance @ 6% of the minimum of the lower time scale w.e.f. 01-02-2011.
  iv. Compensatory allowance only one, but the larger. If one post alone has  
       that allowance, it will be granted.

2.  To hold full additional charge of one or more other posts. R. 53 (b) (2)
               
               i. The period should be in excess of 14 working days and should not be in excess of three months.
               ii. Pay as admissible in the lower regular post.
               iii.Charge allowance @ 6% of the minimum of each higher time scale w.e.f. 01-02-2011. 
              iv. Compensatory allowance only one; but the larger.  If one post alone has that allowance,
                  it will be granted.

3.To be in charge of current duties of one or more higher posts. R.53(b) (3) 
               i.The period should be in excess of one month and should not be in excess of three months
               ii. Pay-that is in the lower regular post. 
               iii. Charge allowance @ 3% of the minimum of each higher time scale of pay w.e.f. 01-03-1997. 
               iv. Compensatory allowance, if any, in the original post.

B.Classification of posts for charge arrangements as per Rule 53 A
1.      Posts not in the same office, establishment or line of promotion or cadre, where duties and responsibilities are clearly independent - eligible for charge allowance.
Eg: A Joint Secretary to Government holding charge of the post of Head of  Department.

2.            Post in the same office, establishment or line of promotion or cadre.
(a)   When the additional post is subordinate to the regular post.  No charge allowance.
      Eg: A Superintendent of Police holding the charge of a Dy SP/ASP

(b)   When the additional post is of equivalent and of same rank as that of the regular post.
(i) Additional charge arrangements are made in respect of different 
     territorial jurisdictions.
     Eg: Revenue Divisional Officer of one Dist/Division holding charge of
  another Dist/Division.  Charge allowance is admissible.
(ii)    Additional charge arrangements in respect of posts in the same office and of the same rank.  If the duties of the additional posts are the same as those in the original post, no charge allowance.
      Eg: One superintendent is in charge of another Superintendent.
(iii)If the additional charge arrangements are in the same office and the responsibilities attached to the posts are indivisible, charge allowance is admissible.
Eg: Dy. Director of Animal Husbandry (Key Village) holding the charge of
       Dy. Director of Animal Husbandry (Extension)
(iv)When the additional post is superior to the regular post and carries a   
      higher scale, charge allowance is admissible.
                  Eg: A Junior Superintendent is holding charge of Senior Supdt.

GO for Revision of rates of Charge Allowance (Combination of appointments)

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