The 6th CPC have also recommended to abolish Overtime allowance, but the Government has decided to till implementation of PRI Scheme, OTA is providing in the existing rates.
Over Time Allowance : Abstract of recommendations regarding OTA from the 6th pay commission report.
4.4.1 Prior to Fifth Central Pay Commission, all non-gazetted employees in receipt of monthly basic pay of upto Rs.2200 were entitled to Over Time Allowance for performing duties beyond the designated working hours.
The Fifth Pay Commission had recommended abolition of Over Time Allowance for all categories except the Staff Car Driver, operational staff and industrial employees.
The Pay Commission had also recommended that the staff deployed on weekly off days should be given a compensatory leave rather than any cash compensation in the form of OTA or otherwise. The recommendations of the Fifth CPC were, however, not accepted and status-quo was maintained with notional pay admissible in pre-revised (Fourth Central Pay Commission) pay scales being taken into account for this purpose.
4.4.2 The emphasis of this Report is to herald a proper work culture and result orientation in all the Government offices with increased productivity and efficiency being rewarded in the form of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) that will be payable as an extra component over and above the salary. In such a scenario, continued payment of Over Time Allowance will be totally without any justification.
The Commission, accordingly, recommends abolition of compensation in the form of Over Time Allowance or any other similar allowance to any of the Central Government employees except those belonging to the categories of operational staff and industrial employees governed by statute. The categories of operational staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions will need to be paid this allowance in accordance with the extant rules and instructions because payment of this allowance in their case is a statutory requirement.