Gratitude expressed

Port Blair
30 Jul 2018

The Committee of Andaman Nicobar Rajya Karmachari  Mahasangh has expressed gratitude to Mr Vishal Jolly, state president, BJP, A & N Islands, for taking up the issue with Ministry of Finance for sanction of Hard Area Allowances for the employees posted in different parts of these islands. At present, the government servants posted in Nicobar group of islands are only getting Hard Area Allowances whereas the entire North East Region (NER) are covered under Hard Area category. Similarly, it may be applied to this UT. The Armed personnel posted in this UT are eligible for exemption of Tax of Rs. 3250  per month under Island Special Duty Allowances (ISDA) whereas the employees working in the UT Administration / Central Govt. are not getting the benefit of Tax Exemption, said Mr Biju Pillai informing that the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance has referred the matter to the Ministry of Home Affairs and Department of Revenue to sanction of HAA and exemption of Income Tax of Rs. 3250 pm from the ISDA respectively.