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Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways

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Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways

No. V/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 20/10/2017

The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Payment of National Holiday Allowance to non-gazetted Staff in Pay Level 9 and 10 on Indian Railways-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A[-2017/HL/1 dated 30/08/2017.

 

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to their letter dated 3010812017, quoted under reference, wherein instructions have been for payment of National Holiday Allowance to the non-gazetted staff in Level-l to Level-8 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Federation however points out that the said instructions do not cover those non-gazetted Railway employees working in Level-9 and above (erstwhile GP 5400).

 

In this connection, Federation desires to mention that large number of non-gazetted Railway employees have been working in Level-9 and above, but have now been deprived payment of National Holiday Allowance as a result of issuance of Board’s instructions dated 30/0812017. Incidentally, Federation desires to mention that these staff (Level 9 and 10) are fully covered for payment of National Holiday Allowance as they fulfill the conditions laid down vide Board’s policy instructions contained in letter No. E(P&A)I-97/HL/2 dated 1810211998, therefore exclusion of these staff for payment of National Holiday Allowance is not justified.

 

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue amendment to the Board’s instructions dated 30th August, 201,7 duly covering the non-gazetted staff working in Level-9 and above for payment of National Holiday Allowance. A copy of revised instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

 

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – National Holiday Allowance

7th Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – National Holiday Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII No. 46
RBE No. 108/2017

New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017

No.E(P&A)1-2017/HL/1

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 – National Holiday 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 revise the rates of National Holiday Allowance as under:

LEVEL IN THE PAY MATRIX (VII CPC) RATE OF ALLOWANCE (PER DAY)
1 and 2 Rs.384
3 to 5 Rs.477
6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff) Rs.630

2.The rates of this allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

3. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

4.The other terms and conditions as contained in Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-97/HL/2 dated 18.02.1998 for grant of this allowance shall remain unchanged.

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

6. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A)-1
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates

National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates: Railway Board’s reply on NFIR Reference

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(P&A)I-2013/FE-4/3

New Delhi dated 29 -07-2014.

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

Sir,
Sub: National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates – reg.

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The undersigned is direct to refer to your letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 03.07.2015 on the above demand cited subject and to state that VII CPC is examining the issue in respect of rate of NHA along with rates of other allowances. As such, it is perhaps not an appropriate time to consider any kind of revision or deviation from the existing rates NHA. In the circumstances the final report/recommendations of VII CPC may be awaited. The PNM Item No. 5/2013 may be closed.

For Secretary,
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates

National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates: NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. 1/5(g)/Part.V

Dated: 03/07/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
NewDelhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: National Holiday Allowance – Upward revision of rates -reg.

Ref: (i) NFlR‘s PNM item No. 5/2013.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)1-2013/FE-4/3 dated 02/05/2014.
(iii) NFlR’s Letter No.1/5(g)/Part.V dated 12/12/2014.
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While discussing NFlR’s PNM item No. 5/2013 in the PNM meeting, the Official Side stated that the Federation’s reply dated 12/12/2014 has been examined by the Board, but however, it has been found that the demand of the Federation to compute NHA by taking into account DA in addition to Basic Pay and Grade Pay and at one and halftime the normal rate prevalent till 1968 is not feasible of acceptance.

In this connection. Federation desires to state that the view taken by the Railway Board is not acceptable to NHR as it does not contain justified and valid reasons. The Federation places below following facts which are required to be taken into consideration for giving justified decision.

(a) The decision of the Railway Board is a clear departure from its original decision which was based on the concept that the Railway employees who are not permitted to avail National Holiday in the exigencies of services have to be compensated by payment of additional amount equal 11/2 times of pay (pay in pay band + grade pay) and dearness allowance thereon. The quantum of compensation was clearly laid down which cannot be changed unilaterally by the Railway Board.

(b) The Vth Central Pay Commission though did not favour the continued payment of National Holiday Allowance. had recommended that the staff who are required to be booked on holidays to perform duties. may be paid Over Time Allowance at the prescribed rates.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to review and accept one of the two options mentioned at (a) or (b) above and grant revision of rates. In case there is still reservation on the part of Railway Board. a meeting may be converted for separate discussion.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavai)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR
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National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.1/5(g)/Pt. V

Dated: 13/04/2015

The Chairman,
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,
1st Floor, B-14/A, Qutab Institutional Area,
New Delhi 110016

Dear Sir,

Sub: – National Holiday Allowance – revision of rate – urged.

Pursuant to the recommendation of the Jagannadha Das Pay Commission contained in para 45 of Chapter XXXV, the Railway Board with the sanction of the President, had decided to compensate the Railway employees by additional payment, when they are called upon to perform duties on National Holidays every year. Instructions to this effect were issued by the Railway Board vide letter No.PC-60/HL-2/1 dated 10th August 1961, fixing following criteria for payment of additional pay:-

“Basic Pay as defined in Rule 2003 (21) (a) (i&ii) R-II and full Dearness Allowance (inclusive of Dearness Pay), Where the pay plus Dearness Allowance falls in between the two slabs, the rate for the next higher slabs shall apply”.

2. The Railway Ministry had also declared some more important days as “National Holidays” later on. In this connection, NFIR wishes to reiterate that initially additional pay was granted, to compensate to those Railway employees who in the exigencies of services are not permitted to avail National Holidays, by additional payment equal to 1 ½ times of the normal rate of pay plus DA thereon. At the same time, NFIR conveys that over the period of time not only the nomenclature but also the basis of National Holiday Allowance has been changed completely by the Railway Board without going into its genesis and has implemented the decision in most negative and unrealistic manner resulting less payment of National Holiday Allowance towards the so called compensation. There is wide variation between the original provision and the amount paid at present as National Holiday Allowance as can be seen from the following illustration:-

Pay in the pay band + grade pay as per VIth CPC pay Structure Revised rates of NHA Actually due to be paid
Upto 7260 Rs.170 Rs.745*

[*at one and half times of rate of minimum Pay (5200+1800+113%DA) if correctly taken into account.]
3. Incidentally, the Federation desires to mention that the Fifth Central Pay Commission in their recommendations to the Government of India had suggested payment of National Holiday Allowance at the rate of payment of Over Time Allowance.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Chairman, Pay Commission to consider the facts mentioned above and make suitable recommendations to the Government of India for upward revision of the National Holiday Allowance.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source-NFIR

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Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

No.AIRF/13

Dated: March 10, 2014

The Secretary(E),

Railway Board,
New Delhi

Sub: Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dated 13.06.2011(RBE No.87) and E(P&A) I-2011/SP-1/Misc.1 dated 13.06.2011(RBE No.88/2011)

The VI CPC in their report had recommended that certain allowances, viz. Children Education Allowance, National Holiday Allowance, Daily Allowance, Washing Allowance, Breakdown Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Fixed Conveyance Allowance, Road Mileage Allowance, Special Allowance to various categories of staff etc., should be increased by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance crosses 50%, and this recommendation was duly accepted by the Government of India.
Based on the above recommendation of the VI CPC, these allowances have since been enhanced by 25% w.e.f. 01.01.2011, i.e. from the date, Dearness Allowance having been crossed 50%.

Now, Dearness Allowance has crossed 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014, there is, therefore, gross justification that the above allowances be further enhanced by additional 25%, as Dearness Allowance has again crossed the value of 50% after enhancement of these allowances w.e.f.01.01.2011.

The Board are, therefore, requested to issue necessary instruction to this effect an early date

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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