According to a decision of the Plenary Session of the Supreme Court, the IT allowance is granted only to employees of the wider public sector (employed on permanent employment contracts), who belong organically to IT departments and work full time.
According to the same decision, the bonus in question is not entitled to employees who simply use a computer (computer) in their work, due to technological progress, as they used to use a typewriter or calculator.
The decision of the Plenary Session (5/2021), which was issued last October and has already been published in legal journals, concerns 34 employees of the National Technical University of Athens.
According to today’s announcement of the Supreme Court, the Plenary Session considered that the IT allowance is provided for the qualified employees of the wider public sector, who belong organically to IT branches, serve full-time in regulated services, directorates, departments or IT centers and hold qualifications defined in the P.D. 194/1988, for as long as they are fully and exclusively employed in the services for which the special position has been provided, while it is explicitly provided that this is not paid in other specialties, such as employees who are ordinary computer users.