Investigation Allowance (Para 8.17.63) : Report of the Committee Allowances
Investigation Allowance (Para 8.17.63)
Existing Provisions: It is granted in Serious Fraud Investigation Office, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, to attract talent pool from other Ministries. The existing rates are as under: (₹per month)
Reasons mentioned by 7th CPC for recommending abolition: There is no justification for continuation of this allowance.
Ministry of Corporate Affairs: The personnel of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) are largely on deputation and SFIO may be unable to attract people from outside after abolition of this allowance. Moreover, currently employed officers may also leave the SFIO which will weaken the office. Therefore, it has been requested to continue this allowance.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
This allowance exists only in SFIO. As the personnel of SFIO are largely on deputation they will be eligible for Deputation Allowance. Therefore, the Committee recommends that7 th CPC recommendation to abolish Investigation Allowance may be accepted.