Risk Allowance is presently given to Central Government employees engaged in hazardous duties or whose work will have a deleterious effect on health over a period of time.
i. For determining the categories of staff exposed to risk in employment the following criteria may be adopted:-
- those engaged in duties involving greater hazards or whose health is liable to be adversely affected progressively over a long period of time because of the particular avocation, and
- Sweepers/Safaiwalas engaged in cleaning of underground drains, sewer lines, those working in trenching grounds and Infectious Diseases Hospitals.
ii. The existing categories of Government servants who are in receipt of Risk Allowances may continue to get the same, at revised rates (w.e.f. 03.11.2020) as under:-
|Categories of employees
|Revised Rates in Rupees per Month
|Non-gazetted officers engaged in Nitro Glycerine preparation
|Gazetted officers engaged in Nitro Glycerine
|Danger Building Officers
iii. Where a category of Government servants in a Department is in receipt of Risk Allowance, similar categories of Government servants in other Ministries/ Departments shall also be considered for grant of Risk Allowance under similar conditions, e.g. Safaiwalas/Sanitary Cleaners working in underground drains, sewer lines, infectious diseases hospitals etc.
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