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7th CPC: Allowance to Armed Forces

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Ministry of Defence
Allowance to Armed Forces

31 DEC 2018

Taking note of the rigours of military life, the 6th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had recommended an additional, separate element of Pay for the Defence Forces called Military Service Pay (MSP) which the CPC intended would also maintain the edge enjoyed by the Defence Forces over the civilian scales. The Commission was of the view that the rate of MSP as a percentage of the existing pay has to be maintained in case of officers (up to the level of Brigadier / equivalent) as well as PBORs because the difficulties faced in field situations by both these categories are similar.

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) had considered all aspects with regard to applicability of MSP including the rates while making its recommendations. This was done after considering the views of the Services in the matter. The 7th CPC has consciously decided not to create additional categories of personnel for the grant of MSP or to disturb the slab rates for the four categories for which it is being paid up to the level of Brigadiers. The Government after carefully considering the recommendations of the 7th CPC in respect of MSP has accepted and notified the same.

Besides MSP, Service personnel are entitled to several other allowances such as High Altitude Allowance, Field Area / Modified Field Area Allowance, Counter Insurgency Allowance etc which are paid based on risks and hardships involved at a location / in an operation.

Engine-wise capacity and interval in years allowed as regards vehicle PURCHASE for officers and jawans:

Eligibility
S. No. Category CC Periodicity
(a) Officers (including Retd / Widows) 3000 Once in Four Years.
(b) JCOs granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (including Retd & Widows) 2500 Once in Seven Years.
(c) JCOs & Equivalent

(including Retd & Widows)

2000 Once in Service and Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.
(d) OR & Equivalent

(including Retd & Widows)

1800 Once in Service and Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchases of Two Cars to be Ten years. If the late husband had purchased a car each while in service / after retirement then the widow will not be eligible to buy a car. In case late husband had purchased only one car then widow can buy one car through CSD after gap of 10 years from the date of last purchase.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Vishambhar Prasad Nishad and others in Rajya Sabha today.

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Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e. f 01.10.2018

Minimum rates of wages & variable dearness allowance – RBE No. 169/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 169/2018

No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1

New Delhi dated: 05.11.2018

The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e. f 01.10.2018.

A copy each of Orders No. (1) 1/38(1)/2018-LS-II, (ii) 1/38/(2)2018, LS-II, (iii) No.1/38/(3)/2018- LS-lI, (iv) No.1/38/(4)2018 LS-II (v) No.1/38/(5)2018-LS.II (vi)1/38/(6)/2018-LS and (vii) 1/38(7)/2018- LS-II dated 28.09.2018 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Agriculture (ii) Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, ClayMines, Magnesite, Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quratzite Orarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines Ore Mines, Granite Mines,Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gracel Mines , Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines (iii) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabting work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines (iv) Stone mines (v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Svavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (vi) Watch and Ward (With arms) and (vii) Loading and unloading in (i) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (ii) 0ther goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments; (iii) Docks and Ports; And (iv) passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic). The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2018.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment (L.L)
Railway Board

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Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Defence Civilian Employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944: MoD Order

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010

No. AT/IV/4918/XXXVI

Dated: 30.10.2018

To
All concerned PCsDA/ CsDA
(Through CGDA Website only)

Sub: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

A copy of Ministry of Defence (Department of Defence) D (Civ-II) ID No.9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.09.2018 on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information, guidance and further necessary action please.

Sd/-
(Ashish Yadav)
Sr. ACGDA (AT-I)


Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ-II)

Subject: Stoppage of fixed Allowance (FMA) to the Defence civilians employees working in the interior/ remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944-reg.

The issue of extension of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees working in the interior/remote areas was discussed in the meeting held on 18.06.2018 under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Estt) on the various issues raised by the Staff Side of defence civilian employees/workers under provision of “Additional Mechanism”.  During the discussion, it was informed that the appointment of AMAs has not been done in remote areas even after issuance of MoH&FW’s OM No. S.14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 extending the CS(MA) Rules 1944 to the employees residing in remote areas thus, denying; benefits to the employees.  In this connection it was decided that the instructions for appointment of AMAs in remote areas would be reiterated by D(Civ-II).

2. Accordingly a copy of MoD ID Note of even number dated 25.06.2015 alongwith MoH&FW’s OM No. S 14025/09/2013-MS dated 03.06.2015 is enclosed herewith. It is requested to comply with the aforesaid MoH&FW’s OM dated 03.06.2015 and extend the benefits of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 to the defence civilian employees residing in interior/remote; areas. Appointment of AMAs, wherever necessary, shall be done as per the provisions laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
MoD I.D. No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II) dated 14.090.2018

Source: cgda.nic.in

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FAQ on Allowance, Leave, MACP, LTC, Seniority and Reservation

FAQ on Allowance, Leave, MACP, LTC, Seniority and Reservation

FAQ on Allowance, Leave, ACP, MACP, LTC, Seniority, Sexual Harassment, Administrative Tribunals, Compassionate Appointment, Non Functional Upgradation, Joint Consultative and Arbitration and Reservation

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Payment of DA to the CPA pattern employees of CPSEs on 6th CPC pay scales governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2018

DA Payment to the employees(CPA) pay scales of CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations – 6th CPC

F. No 2(54)/08-DPE (WC) GL-XXVII/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi- 110003, the 23rd October, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of DA to the CPA pattern employees of CPSEs on 6th CPC pay scales governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 2 and Annexure-111 to this Department’s O.M. dated 14.10.2008 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees of CPSEs who are following CDA pattern pay scales had been indicated.

2. The DA payable to the employees may be enhanced from the existing rate of 142% to 148% with effect from 01.07.2018.

3. The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4. These rates are applicable in the case of CDA employees whose pay have been revised with effect from 01.01.2006 as per DPE O.M. dated 14.10.2008.

5. All administrative Ministries/Departments of Government of India are requested to bring this to the notice of Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative control for action at their end.

(Samsul Hague)
Under Secretary

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Payment of DA to the CPA pattern employees of CPSEs on 5th CPC pay scales governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2018

DA payment to the employees(CPA) of CPSEs governed by the recommendations of HPPC – 5th CPC

No. 2(42)/97-DPE (WC) – GL-XXVIII/18
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110003, the 23rd October, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of DA to the CPA pattern employees of CPSEs on 5th CPC pay scales governed by HPPC recommendations w.e.f. 01.07.2018-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 2 and Annexure-III to this Department’s O.M. dated 24.10.1997 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees of CPSEs following CDA pattern pay scales, who are governed by HPPC recommendations had been indicated.

2. In continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 04.04.2018, the rates of Dearness Allowance payable to the employees of CPSEs governed by the recommendations of HPPC, which have not revised their pay scales in terms of DPE O.M. No. 2(54)/2008-DPE(WC) dated 14.10.2008 may be as follows:-

a) In case of CPSEs who have not allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay as contained in DPE O.M. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees, the DA payable maybe enhanced from existing rate of 324% to 334% w.e.f. 01.072018.

b) In case of CPSEs who have allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay as contained in DPE O.M. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees.. the DA payable may be enhanced from existing rate of 274% to 284% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4. All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative control for action at their end.

(Samsul Haque)
Under Secretary

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7th CPC: Grant of Additional Post Allowance (APA) – abolition of existing Dual Charge Allowance being granted to officers in Indian Railways

Grant of Additional Post Allowance – 7th CPC

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 115/2018

RBE No. 128/12018

No. F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3 (7th CPC)

New Delhi, Dated: 05/09/2018

The General Managers and FA&CAOs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

Sub: Grant of ‘Additional Post Allowance (APA)’ – abolition of existing Dual Charge Allowance being granted to officers in Indian Railways- decision of the Government on the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission (7th CPC).

Ref:- Board’s letters No.F(E)Spl./2016/FR/1/1 dated 16.01.2017 and No. F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3 (Part-2) dated 06.03.2018.

Recommendations had been given by Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in its report for abolition of Dual Charge Allowance (DCA) and covering the same under a new Additional Post Allowance.

2. This recommendation was under consideration of “Committee on Allowances” and Ministry of Finance vide their Resolution dated 06.7.2017 had accepted the recommendation of “Committee on Allowances” regarding abolition of DCA and replacing the same with Additional Post Allowance (APA).

3. Formulation of detailed guidelines regarding modalities for grant of APA was under consideration of the Nodal Department viz. Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T).

4. After detailed deliberations with this Ministry, guidelines have now been issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) vide their OM No.2/13/2017-Estt. (Pay.11) dated 08.08.2018 for newly proposed Additional Post Allowance (APA).

5. The above mentioned OM of Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) relating to grant of Additional Post Allowance (APA) will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also. These provisions of APA shall be effective from 01.07.2017.

6. Advance Correction slip to the chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Voll Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

7. Hindi version will follow.

8. Please acknowledge receipt.

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

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Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

Regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

 RBE No. 138/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 

New Delhi, dated 14.09.2018.

The General Mangers/OSDs/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing list).

Sub: Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance.

Ref:- Board’s letter of even number dated 30.08.2017 (RBE No.106/2017)

In context of Board’s letter cited above, references have been received in Board’s office from some Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications regarding entitlement of Breakdown allowance to Technician Gr.11l drawing pay in higher level i.e. Pay level 3 under MACPS rather than the pay level available for the post. The issue has also been raised by AIRF in PNM Forum as item No.15/2018 and NFIR in their letter dated 11.04.2018.

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it has been observed that the MACP Scheme provides for grant of financial upgradation to the employees on personal basis and there occurs no change in the designation, classification or status. The concerned employees continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post held by them. In view of this, it is clarified that the Breakdown Allowance has to be paid at the rate(s) as prescribed against the respective post mentioned in para-1 of Board’s letter cit. 30.08.2017. Accordingly, Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS, are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them.

3. The other terms and conditions relating to Breakdown Allowance will remain the same.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

(N.P.Singh) 
Joint Director/Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

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7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – DoPT Orders dated 19.6.2018

No.A-27016/03/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi – 110067
Date: 19th June, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendation of 7th CPC on Over Time Allowance – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as per Dept. of Expenditure’s Resolution No. 11-1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017, following is the decision of Government on Overtime Allowance (OTA):

“Ministries/ Departments to prepare a list of those staff coming under the category of ‘Operational Staff’. Rates of Overtime Allowance not to be revised upwards”.

2. Further it has been clarified by the Dept. of Expenditure that the Government has decided that given the rise in the pay over the years, the recommendations of the 7th CPC to discontinue OTA for categories other than Operational Staff and industrial employees who are governed by statutory provisions may be accepted.

3. Accordingly, it has been decided to implement the aforesaid decision of the Government on Overtime Allowance across all the Ministries / Departments and attached and subordinate office of the Government of India. The following definition shall be used to define Operational Staff.

“All non-ministerial non-gazetted Central Government servants directly involved in smooth operation of the office including those tasked with operation of some electrical or mechanical equipment.”

4. The concerned Administration Wing of the Ministries / Departments will prepare a list of operational Staff with full justification based on the above parameters for inclusion of a particular category of staff in the list of operational staff with the approval of IS (Admn.) and Financial Adviser of the concerned Ministry / Department.

5. The grant of OTA may be linked to biometric attendance subject to the conditions mentioned below.

a) OTA should be paid only when his/ her senior officer directs the concerned employee(s) in writing for staying back in office to attend urgent nature of work.

b) The OTA will be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance.

c) The OTA for Staff Car Drivers should be linked with biometric system as normally, the designated parking is allotted in the office building. However, in cases where the parking lot is provided far from office, the Staff Car Driver would mark his/ her attendance while leaving from his office and a grace time of not exceeding 2 hours should be allowed to cover the distance travelled after leaving office, including the time to drop the officer and then reaching the parking lot. In such cases, calculation can be done from log books, duly verified by the officer concerned.

d) The OTA to field officials should be calculated on the basis of biometric attendance, as normally, such officers are given facility of official transport to attend the field work. Such officers are supposed to report in office before proceeding to field. In cases, where officials are required to attend the field work directly from home, they may be extended facility of official transport from home in lieu of transport allowance and OTA may be given on the basis of the log book of that vehicle, duly verified by their senior officers.

6. Since, the Government has decided not to revise the rates of OTA, the rates as prescribed in this Department’s OM dated 19th March, 1991 for Office Staff, Staff Car Drivers and Operative Staff will continue to operate subject to their fulfillment of the above conditions.

7. All the existing instructions, except “to the extent superseded by this O.M., will continue to remain in force.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01 July, 2017.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these instructions are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Pramod Kumar Jaiswal)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: https://dopt.gov.in/

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VII/105
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No.77/2018
New Delhi, dated 01-06-2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Pus
(As per mailing list)

CORRIGENDUM

Sub :- Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances — date of effect.

Please refer this office letter of even number dt. 20.03.2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) on the above subject. In partial modification to the letter dt. 20.03.2018 ibid, it is advised that the second sentence of the said letter may be read as under:-

“This issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 was taken up by the Federations (NFIR & AIRF), and was also raised in PNM forum by NFIR as item No. 06/2018. The issue has been considered and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.”

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 05/2018
New Delhi, dated : 15.01.2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-3

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

Ref : Board’s letters No.
(i) No. E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15, dated 16-5-1988,
(ii) No. E(P&A)11-95/HRA-3, dated 14-2-1996,
(iii)  No. E(P&A)11-99/HRA-2, dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000,
(iv) No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4, dated 16-10-2002,
(v) No. E(P&A)11-2002/HRA-4, dated 9-5-2003 and,
(vi) No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2, dated 08-12-2010

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway Servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of Railway Employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto  31.03.2017.

2.The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.03.2017 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified from time to time, w.e.f 01.04.2017 upto 31.03.2024 where after the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc., directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of Railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4.  This delegation is also subject to the over-riding, condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A)II,
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

7th CPC : Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

 

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

PC-VII No. 87
RBE No. 208/2017
New Delhi, Dated: 02.01.2018

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-5

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

 

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance).

 

Ref:   (i)  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 30.04.2010 (Annexure-A-9).

(ii) Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 13-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017.

 

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish  Rajbhasha Allowance (payable as a Special Allowance to Sr.Scale,J.A. Grade and S.A Grade officers entrusted with the administrative control of Hindi works) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance“, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

 

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before  same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

 

c. This allowance not be combined i.e. if the same employee  is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

 

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

 Source: NFIR

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Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2011/F.E.2/2

New Delhi,dated: 11-12-2017

The General Secretary
NFIR,
3,Chelmsford Road
New Delhi – 110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part.VIII dated 13-10-2017.

I am directed to refer to NFIR’s letter dated 13-10-2017 wherein it was requested to send supplementary proposal to the Ministry of Finance duly including the above vital points, seeking clearance and a copy of the reference made to the MoF may also be furnished to the Federation for pursuing the issue further.

As suggested by GS/NFIR, an office Memorandum dated 30-10-2017 has been sent to Ministry of Finance. The copy of the same is sent herewith for your information.

Yours faithfully,

s/d,

For Secretary/Railway Board


Government of India
Ministry of Railways

(Railway Board)

No. E(P&A)II-2011/F.E.2/2

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail). Loco Pilot (Passenger) & Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

The undersigned is directed to invite attention of the Ministry of Finance to this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 14-09-2016 (copy enclosed) followed by reminders dated 22-11-2016 , 1602-2017 & 17-05-2017 on the above subject. In the meanwhile General Secretary of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen has requested that- “since DA as accrued froM time to time is payable on the Special Running Staff Allowance due to the hardworking conditions and other relevant factors, the Special Running Staff Allowance needed to be included in the pay to be reckoned for calculation of retiral benefits.-

It is requested that the issue raised by the Federation may kindly be considered on priority and decision communicated.

Encl : As above. di-/A

(Dhruv Singh)
Executive Director
Pay Commission – I
Railway Board.

Director (Admn.),
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance
North Block,
New Delhi


No. IV/RSAC/Conf/Part VIII

Dated: 13/10/2017

The Secretary (E),

Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of Retirement Benefits – Running Staff-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR PNM Item No. 08/2011.

(ii) NFIR’ s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf/Part VI dated 20/01/2016.

(iii) Director, Pay Commission, Railway Board’s O.M. No. E(P&A)II­2011/FE/2/2 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to Director, Administration/ Department of Expenditure (MoF).

Responding to the O.M. dated 14/09/2016 sent by the Railway Board to the Ministry of Finance, Federation takes note that the proposal sent by the Railway Board is incomplete as full facts have not been apprised. As a matter of fact, the said O.M. does not contain following vital points:

“Since DA as accrued from time to time is payable on the Special Running Staff Allowance due to the hardworking conditions and other relevant factors, the Special Running Staff Allowance needed to be included in the pay to be reckoned for calculation of retiral benefits”.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to send supplementary proposal to the Ministry of Finance duly including the above vital points, seeking clearance. A copy of the reference made to the MoF may also be furnished to the Federation for pursuing the issue further.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)II-2011/F.E./2/2

New Delhi, dated 14/09/2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub.: Request for reckoning of Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot(Passenger) & Mail-Guard for the purpose of computation of Retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref: Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 70/EV/2011 dt. 23.08.2011.

The undersigned is directed to state that based on the recommendations of 6th CPC, the Additional Allowance to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard was introduced on the Railways. The rates of Additional Allowance for Loco- Pilot-(Mail), were-Rs. 1000/- p.m whereas for Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard were Rs, 500/- p.m.

2. The 7th CPC in para 11.40.62 of their report had recommended as follows :

“It is recommended that the Special Running Staff Allowance should be raised to Rs. 2,250 pm for Loco Pilot Mail/Express, Rs. 1,125 pm to Loco Pilot Passenger/Motormen and Rs. 1,125 for Guard Mail/Express. In addition„ Loco Pilot Goods and Sr. Passenger Guard should be extended this allowance at the rate of Rs. 750 pm. This will incentivize the movement of LP Shunter-I to. LP Goods. As before, Dearness Allowance will be payable. on this allowance. However, it will not count for pensionary benefits.”

3. The Staff side on the Railways has been insisting on reckoning of Additional Allowance (termed as Special Running Staff Allowance in the report of 7th CPC) for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits since its introduction by the 6th CPC. The 6th CPC had recommended that Dearness Allowance shall be payable on this Allowance, yet specific recommendations regarding the additive value of the additional allowance for computation of retirement benefits of running staff had not been made by the Commission.

Earlier also, the matter for reckoning of Additional Allowance for retinal benefits, was referred to the Ministry of Finance vide 0,M. No E(P&A)-11-2008 dated 19/10/2010 (Copy enclosed). However, .Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure had advised vide O.M. No 99/EV/2011 dated 11704/2011 for not reckoning Additional Allowance for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of the categories of running staff eligible for the allowance, On the insistence of the staff side the matter whether Additional Allowance can be, reckoned for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of eligible Running Staff again being referred for consideration, it is requested that the matter may once again be, examined and the outcome may please be advised to this office.

S/d,
(S. Balachandra)
Director Pay Commission,
Railway Board,
Director (Admn),

Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance,
North-Block,
New Delhi.

Source : NFIR

 

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7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-1

PC-VII No.57
RBE No.121/2017

New Delhi,dated 05-09-2017

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Flag Station Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to abolish Flag Station Allowance (Payable to Commercial Staff in charge of Flag Stations where Train passing duties are not involved) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2%(two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c. This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2%(two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2%(two percent) of basic pay.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board

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Compendium of 7th Pay Commission Allowances – Railway

Compendium of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances – Railway

Ministry of Railways
Government Of India
Compendium of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances

Index of Contents

S.No. Name of the Allowance RBE No Date Page No.
A Summary A-D
1 Special Running Staff Allowance (Additional Allowance) 85/2017 10.08.2017 1
2 Special Train Controllers’ Allowance 86/2017 10.08.2017 7
3 Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers 87/2017 10.08.2017 15
4 Tenure Allowance to Officers posted in Railway Board and RDSO 181/2017

&

182/2017

04.12.2017 19
5 Breakdown Allowance 106/2017 30.08.2017 30
6 National Holiday Allowance 108/2017 30.08.2017 34
7 Flag Station Allowance 121/2017 05.09.2017 36
8 PCO Allowance 112/2017 30.08.2017 38
9 Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers 111/2017 30.08.2017 40
10 Special LC Gate Allowance to Track Maintainer 110/2017 30.08/2017 42
11 Coal Pilot Allowance 92/2017 11.08.2017 44
12 TA/DA for Railway officials 103/2017 24.08.2017 48
13 Children Educational Allowance 147/2017 12,10.2017 61
14 Overtime Allowance 175/2017 28.11.2017 67
15 Constant Attendant Allowance 101/2017 24.08.2017 72
16 Conveyance Allowance 89/2017 10.08.2017 77
17 Daily Allowance on Tour 84/2017 08.08.2017 81
18 Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) 75/2017 28.07.2017 87
19 Hard Area Allowance 95/2017 16.08.2017 89
20 Health and Malaria Allowance 159/2017 27.10.2017 93
21 House Rent Allowance 71/2017 19.07.2017 95
22 Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance 93/2017 11.08.2017 103
23 Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) 82/2017 04.08.2017 109
24 Nursing Allowance 166/2017 13.11.2017 113
25 Ration Money Allowance 17/2017 28.02.2017 115
26 Refreshment Allowance RSPB

No.

03/2017

08.09.2017 119
27 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance. 91/2017 11.08.2017 121
28 Bad Climate Allowance 91/2017 11.08.2017 121
29 Sunderbans Allowance 91/2017 11.08.2017 121
30 Tribal Area Allowance 91/2017 11.08.2017 121
31 Special Duty Allowance 88/2017 10.08/2017 134
32 TA for retiring employees 117/2017 01.09.2017 138
33 TA on Transfer 117/2017 01.09.2017 138
34 Training Allowance 145/2017 06.10.2017 142
35 Transport Allowance (TPTA) 80/2017 03.08.2017 144
36 Out of Pocket Allowance RSPB

No.

04/2017

08.09.2017 153
37 Kit Maintenance Allowance 141/2017 03.10.2017 154
38 Shoe Allowance 141/2017 03.10.2017 154
39 Dress Allowance 141/2017 03.10.2017 154
40 Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance 156/2017 12.12.2017 160
41 Project Allowance 156/2017 12.12.2017 160

Summary

S.

No

Name of the Allowance Rates prior to 7th CPC New Rates as per MoF Resolution dated 06-07-2017 RBE No.& date
1 Special Running Staff Allowance (Additional Allowance) Rs.1000/- + DA p.m to Loco Pilot (Mail)

Rs.500/- + DA P.M. to Loco Pilot (Passenger)

Rs.500/- + DA P.M.to Mail Guard

Rs. 2250/- P.M to Loco Pilot Mail/Express

Rs. 1125/- P.M to Loco Pilot Passenger/Motorman

Rs. 1125/- P.M to Guard Mail/Express

Rs.750/-P.M to Loco Pilot Goods

Rs.750/- P.M to Sr.Passenger Guard

85/2017

dt 10-08-2017

2 Special Train controllers Allowance New Allowance Rs.5000/- Per month to Section controllers and chief controllers 86/2017

Dt. 10-08-2017

3 Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers New Allowance Rs.2700/- P.M. for Level-8 and below

Rs.3400/- for Level-9 and above

Granted to Track Maintainers-I,II,III and IV

87/2017

Dt. 10-08-2017

4 Tenure Allowance to Officers posted in Railway Board and RDSO 10% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.4000/- 10% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.9000/- 181/2017

&

182/2017

Dt. 04.12.2017

5 Breakdown Allowance Rs.80/- p.m to Helper Gr.II/Helper Gr.I/other Staff Gr.”D” staff (GP 1300,1400,1650,1800/PB-1)

Rs.120/- p.m to Technician Gr.III (GP 1900/PB-1)

Rs.160/-p.m to Technicians Gr.II,Technicians Gr.I and Supervisors (GP 2400,2800/PB-1)

Rs.200 p.m to Sr.Technicians/Junior Engineers and staff in higher scales (GP 4200 & above/PB-2)

Rs. 270/- p.m to Helper Gr.II.Helper Gr.I/other Staff Gr.”D”Staff (Level 1)

Rs.405/- p.m to Technician Gr.III (Level 2)

540/- p.m to Technicians Gr.II,Technicians Gr.I and Supervisors (Level 4 and 5)

Rs.675/- p.m to Sr.Technicians/Junior Engineer and staff in higher scales (Level 6 and above)

106/2017

Dt.30.08.2017

6 National Holiday Allowance Rs.170/- for pay in pay Band + GP upto 7260

Rs.212/- for pay in pay Band + GP=7261-9700

Rs.280/- for pay in pay Band + GP=9701 and above

Rs.384/- per day to Level-1 and 2

Rs.477/- per day to Level 3 to 5

Rs.630/- per day to Level-6 to 8 (limited to Non-gazetted staff)

108/2017

Dt. 30-08-2017

7 Flag Station Allowance Rs.120/- per month ABOLISHED

Eligible employees to be governed by “EXTRA WORK Allowance” @ 2% of Basic Pay per month

121/2017

Dt. 05-09-2017

8 PCO Allowance 7.5 % of Basic Pay for eligible staff in GP 4600

15% of Basic Pay for eligible staff up to GP 4200

6% of basic pay for section Engineers and Sr.Section Engineers (Level-7 in pay Matrix)

12% of Basic Pay for Non-Supervisory Staff and Jr.Engineers (Upto Level-6)

112/2017

dt 30.08.2017

9 Special Allowance t chief safety officers/safety Officers 7.5 of Basic Pay for eligible staff 6% of Basic Pay 111/2017

dt 30-08-2017

10 Special LC Gate Allowance to Track Maintainer Rs.450/- per month Rs.1000/- p.m upto Level-8

Rs.1200/- p.m for Level-9 and

above

Granted to Track Maintainers deployed for manning any of the Engineering Gates

110/2017

dt 30-08-2017

11 Coal Pilot Allowance Rs.45 for the First Trip

Rs.15 for every subsequent trip

Rs.102/- for the First Trip

Rs.34/- for every subsequent trip

92/2017

dt 11-08-2017

12 TA/DA for Railway Officials 103/2017 dt 24.08.2017
13 Children Educational Allowance CEA @ Rs.1500/-p.m Hostel Subsidy @Rs.4500/- p.m CEA @Rs.2250/- p.m

Hostel Subsidy @Rs.6750/- p.m

147/2017

dt 12.10.2017

14 Overtime Allowance 175/2017

Dt.28-11-2017

15 Constant Attendant Allowance Rs.4500/- p.m Rs.6750/- p.m 101/2017

dt 28-11-2017

16 Conveyance Allowance 89/2017

Dt 10-08-2017

17 Daily Allowance on Tour 84/2017

Dt 08-08-2017

18 Fixed Medical Allownace (FMA) Rs.500/- p.m 1000/- p.m 75/2017

Dt 28-07-2017

19 Hard Area Allowance 25% of Basic Pay to Central Government Employees on their posting to the Nicobar and Lakshadweep groups of Island 20% of Basic Pay to those posted in Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy in Lakshadweep Islands

12% of Basic Pay for those posted in Lakshadweep Group of Islands

95/2017

Dt.16-08-2017

20 Health and Malaria Allowance Rs.600/- per month Rs.1000/- p.m upto Level-8

Rs.1200/- p.m for Level-9 and above

159/2017

Dt 27-10-2017

21 House Rent Allowance 30% of Basic Pay for Class-X cities

20% of Basic Pay for Class-Y cities

10% of Basic Pay for Class-Z cities

24% of Basic Pay for Class-X cities

16% of Basic Pay for Class-Y cities

8% of Basic Pay for Class-Z cities

71/2017

Dt 19-07-2017

22 Cycle (Maintenance Allowance) Rs. 90/- p.m Rs. 180/- p.m 93/2017

Dt. 11-08-2017

23 Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) 25% of Basic Pay 20% of Basic Pay 82/2017

Dt. 04-08-2017

24 Nursing Allowance Rs.4800/- Per month Rs.7200/- Per month 166/2017

Dt.13-11-2017

25 Ration Money Allowance Rs. 95/52 per head per day Rs.97.85 per head per day 17/2017

Dt.28-02-2017

26 Refreshment Allowance Rs.240/- Per day per head Rs.540/- per day per head RSPB No.03/2017

Dt. 08-09-2017

27 Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance 91/2017

Dt. 11.08.2017

28 Special Duty Allowance 37.5 percent of Basic pay for AIS Officers and 12.5 percent of Basic Pay for other employees 10% of Basic Pay for personel serving in North Eastern region and Ladakh 88/2017

Dt.10-08-2017

29 TA for retiring Employees 117/2017

Dt.01.09.2017

30 TA on Transfer 117/2017

Dt. 01.09.2017

31 Training Allowance 30 percent of Basic Pay in the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group “A” Officers and 15 percent of Basic Pay in other training establishment 24% of Basic Pay to Faculty Members in National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group ‘A’ Officers

12% of Basic Pay to Faculty Members in other Training Establishment

145/2017

Dt.06.10.2017

32 Transport Allowance (TPTA) 80/2017

Dt.03.08.2017

33 Bad climate Allowance Rs.600/- p.m for GP>5400

Rs.360/- p.m fo others

Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III(R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)

Rs.1000/- to Level-8 and Below

Rs.1200/- to Level-9 and above

91/2017

Dt.11-08-2017

34 Kit Maintenance Allowance Subsumed in Dress allowance 141/2017

Dt.03-10-2017

35 Out of Pocket Allowance Discontinued RSPB No.04/2017
36 Shoe Allowance Rs.900/-per month Subsumed in Dress Allowance 141/2017

Dt. 03-10-2017

37 Sunderbans Allowance Rs.90 for pay in pay Band <5600

Rs.180 for pay in pay Band 5600-8400

Rs.270 for pay in pay Band 8401-11200

Rs.360 for pay in pay Band 11201-16800

Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III (R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)

Rs.1000/- to Level-8 and Below

Rs.1200/- to Level-9 and above

91/2017

Dt.11-08-2017

38 Tribal Area Allowance Rs.600/- p.m.for GP>Rs.5400

Rs.360/- p.m for others

Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance -III (R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)

Rs.1000/-to Level-8 and Below

Rs.1200 to Level-9 and Below

91/2017

Dt.11-08-2017

39 Dress Allowance New Allowance which subsumes kit maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance. Rs.20,000/- per annum to Officers of RPF/RPSF

Rs.10,000/-per annum to PBOR of RPF and Station Masters

Rs.5,000/- per annum to other categories of staff who were supplied uniforms and are required to wear them regularly

Rs.1800/- per month to Nurses

141/2017

Dt.03-10-2017

40 Compensatory

(construction or Survey) Allowance

Rs.1500/- p.m for GP>5400

Rs.1000/- p.m for others

Rs.3400/- p.m for Level 9 and above

Rs.2700/- p.m for Level 8 and below

156/2017

Dt.12.12.2017

41 Project Allowance Rs.2250/- p.m for GP>5400

Rs.1500/- p.m for others

Rs.2700/- p.m upto

Level-8

Rs.3400/- p.m for Level-9 and above

156/2017

Dt.12.12.2017

Source: NFIR

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Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Monetary Allowance for Widows of Gallantry Awards Recipients

Recipients of the gallantry awards are entitled to the monetary allowance as per the letter of 1972 of Ministry of Defence (MoD), superseded by letter in 1995 of the MoD, which have been revised from time to time. As per the existing condition for grant of monetary allowance, the allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her re-marriage or death. The payment of the allowance will, however, be continued to a widow who re-marries the late husband’s brother and lives a communal life with the living heir eligible for family pension.

Representations were received from various quarters to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance.

This issue was considered by the Government of India and it has now been decided to remove the condition of the widow’s remarriage with the late husband’s brother for continuation of the monetary allowance vide MoD letter dated November 16, 2017.

The revised condition for grant of monetary allowance for recipients of gallantry awards is as under:

The allowance shall be admissible to the recipient of the award and on his death to his widow lawfully married by a valid ceremony. The widow will continue to receive the allowance until her death.
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NFIR: Risk and Hardship Allowance – Railway Department

NFIR: Risk and Hardship Allowance – Railway Department

NFIR

No. 1/5(g)/Part V

Dated: 03/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

 Dear Sir,

Sub: Risk and Hardship Allowance – coverage of Safety category Staff such as Pointsmen, Gate Keepers, Operating Staff working in Yard etc., Electrical Staff in TRD, Staff of AC Coaches, EMUs, Electrical Workshops & staff working in General Services (Power and Train lighting) and Staff of S&T Department in Railways-reg.

Ref:   (i)  Railway Board’s letters No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017.

         (ii)  NFIR’ s letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 29/08/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 wherein it was requested to take action for covering the remaining categories of P. Way staff such as Black Smiths, Welders etc., for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance as their duties/responsibilities are also risky and hardships prone due to the fact that they are required to work physically on the P. Way tracks and that the 7th CPC has unfortunately failed to consider the role of these staff in laying/maintenance of Railway tracks. However, decision for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance in favour of these P. Way staff working (Black Smith, Welders etc.,) is yet to be taken by Board. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 on the subject is enclosed for ready reference.

Further to above, Federation finds that the jobs performed by Pointsmen, Traffic Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department – working in Yards, stations etc.,), Staff of TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff are also risky consequently they are prone to accidents and health hazards. These categories have not been covered for Risk & Hardship Allowance under the Risk & Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) due to the reason that the 7th CPC had failed to give weightage to the nature of duties and responsibilities being performed by these staff. The Railway Board also has not taken initiative to highlight the Risk and Hardship conditions before the Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary, Government of India.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to initiate action for covering P. Way Staff such as Black Smiths, Welders, Helpers, Pointsmen, Traffic. Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department), Electrical Staff working in TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff under Risk and Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs. 2700/- p.m. Action taken in the matter may kindly be apprised to the Federation soon.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

 Source: NFIR

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7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order

7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

7thCPC-Dress-Allowance-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 64

RBE No. 141/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.

2. Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the rates as listed below:

1
Officers of RPF/RPSF 20,000/- per annum
2
Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways 10,000/- per annum
3
Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
4
Nurses 1800/- per month

3. With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore stand superseded.

4. With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per existing norms.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kuma G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance withdrawal of orders urged

NFIR: Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance withdrawal of orders urged

No. 1/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 04/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance -withdrawal of orders -urged.

Ref: (i)   Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2008/A/O/2 (FPA) dated 14/10/2008 (RBE No. 151/2008).

(ii). Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No.77/2017).

The Railway Board vide instructions dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No. 77/2017) has discontinued Family Planning Allowance hitherto allowed to the serving employees, having undergone Family Planning Operation with effect from 1st July 2017, citing Government’s decision on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In this connection, NFIR invites Railway Board’s attention to the following valid points for reviewing its decision:-

(a) The 7th CPC vide para 8.17.50 of its report has observed as follows:-

“the level of awareness regarding appropriate family size has also gone up among the government servants, Hence, a separate allowance aimed towards population control is not required now. Accordingly, it is recommended that Family Planning Allowance should be abolished.”

The Ministry of Finance vide OM F.No. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 has decided to accept. the recommendation of 7th CPC which means that the provision for granting Family Planning Allowance stood abolished henceforth (i.e. July 1, 2017).

(b) Nowhere, the 7th CPC has recommended for discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance already allowed in the past in terms of Government’s decision – OM No. 7(39)E.III/79 dated 4th December, 1979. In view of this, the Railway Board’s decision vide para 2 of its letter dated 28th July 2017 (RBE 77/2017) that Family Planning Allowance, as admissible hitherto, shall cease to exist in all cases, is not only illegal but also highly unjustified. It needs to be appreciated that the said Family Planning Allowance has been allowed as a result of conscious decision taken by Government decades back. Withdrawing the said allowance for the past cases is unconstitutional, leading to avoidable litigation.

(c)  7th Schedule of the Constitution’s 42nd amendment, inserted (C) Entry 20-A, providing for population control and family planning is one of the constitutional provisions. As a follow up to the said constitutional provision, the Government had granted incentive in the form of Family Planning Allowance to encourage small families and several employees have fulfilled the norms prescribed for entitlement of the said incentive and got the said allowance. Withdrawing the said Family Planning Allowance allowed already, at this stage by mis-quoting 7th CPC recommendation and Government’s decision is bad in law and also immoral.

(d) NFIR, further reiterates that a careful reading of 7th CPC recommendation reveals that the Family Planning Allowance be abolished as the Commission has never stated that the allowance already allowed be withdrawn/discontinued or should cease to exist in all cases.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly correct para 2 of letter dated 28th July 2017 suitably for continuing the Family Planning Allowance in those cases where it was rightly granted pursuant to Government’s Policy decision. NFIR suggests that in case the Railway Ministry is not convinced with the logic and facts placed above, the Federation’s contentions may be sent to the Ministry of Finance for clarification. Federation may please be replied on action being taken on the subject early.

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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7th CPC : Constant Attendant Allowance

7th CPC : Constant Attendant Allowance

PC-VII No.: 44/2017
RBE No. 101/2017

GOVERNMENT or INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)III/2009/PN1/6

New Delhi, Dated : 22.08.2017
The GMs/FA’&;CAOs,

All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&;PW)’s O.M. No. 1/4/2017-P&;PW(F) dated 2nd August, 2017  on the above cited subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also. CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 mentioned in DOP&;PW’s O.M., corresponds to Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993.

S/d,
(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

D.A.: As above.


7th Pay Commission –  Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

 No.1/4/2017-P&;PW (F)
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 2nd August, 2017.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the VIIth Pay Commission on CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 – Enhancement of Constant Attendant Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present Constant Attendant Allowance (CAA) is Granted to pensioners who retired on disability pension under the CCS(Extraordinary Pension) Rules 1939, with 100% disability (where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day-to-day function). The Constant Attendant Allowance is paid in addition to the disability pension. The present rate of Constant Attendant Allowance admissible is Rs.4500/- per month.

2.Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th

Central Pay Commission on Allowances, Government has accepted the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission to increase the Constant Attendant Allowance by a factor 1.5, ie. to Rs.6750/- per month. Accordingly, sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for enhancement of the amount of Constant Attendant Allowance from the existing Rs.4500/- to Rs.6750/- per month.

3. These orders will take effect from 01.07.2017.

4. In so far as persons belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller &; Auditor General of India.

5. These orders are issued with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide, their OM No.11-1/2016-IC dated 11.07.2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director
Tel: 24635979

To

All Ministry/Department of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.

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