Effect of Seventh Pay Commission on Railway Budget – Rajya Sabha Q&A

Effect of Seventh Pay Commission on Railway Budget – Rajya Sabha Q&A 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
RAJYA SABHA 

QUESTION NO 444 
ANSWERED ON 20.07.2018
 
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Effect of Seventh Pay Commission on Railway Budget 

444 Shri Harivansh 
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:- 

(a) whether it is a fact that Railway Budget is heavily affected by Seventh Pay Commission; 

(b) if so, the effects thereof; and 

(c) the details of operating ratio of Railways at present? 

ANSWER 

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN) 

(a) & (b) The annual impact of implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission is assessed to be around ` 22,000 cr on the Railway expenditure. 

(c) The operating ratio of Railways was 98.4% in 2017-18 (Provisional) and has been budgeted at 92.8% in 2018-19. 

Source: https://rajyasabha.nic.in/

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