7th CPC - Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 &2

7th CPC - Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 &2-reg.
Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012 

NFIR 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)

No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/Allowance/20I6/Part I 
Dated: 08/06/2018 
The Secretary (E), 
Railway Board, 
New Delhi 

Dear Sir. 

Sub: Government's decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Transport Allowance to the Railway employees - Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 &2-reg.
7th-cpc-transport-allowance-railway-staff-deprival-of-higher-rate

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 dated l7/08/2017 (RBE No.96/2017).
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC/Allowance/20l6/Part I dated 28/08/2017. 
(iii) Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/2015PNM/NFIR/4 Dated 17/20/11/2017
(iv) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/Allowance/20I6/Part I dated 05/04/2018

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Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the references cited above. 

NFIR reiterates that pursuant to issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, situation has arisen wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above and also upto Pay Level 8 hitherto entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in Al/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs. 1800 + DA thereon) have been deprived of the said rate (due to the new norrn for entitlement). 

In this context, Federation furnishes below the rates granted pursuant to acceptance of the recommendations of the 5th CPC and 6th CPC:- 

(a) Recommendations of 5th CPC - Transport Allowance 
RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f. 0l/08/1997) 

S. No. / Pay Scale of the employees / A1/A Class Citv / Other Places 
1 Rs. 8000-13500 or above  -   800  -   400 
2 Rs. 6500-10500 or above 
but below Rs.8000-13500    -  400   -  200 
3. Below Rs. 6500-10500    -   100   -  75 

From the above, it could be seen that those in pay scale below Rs. 6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S10A) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in AI/A class cities irrespective of their pay. 

(b) After introduction of 6th CPC Pay Band/Grade Pay, the Railway Board vide circular (RBE No. 111/2008 - effective from 01/09/2008 and RBE No. 95/2015) had prescribed following rates for payment of Transport Allowance to the employees. 

Employees drawing Grade Pay of  -  Rate of Transport Allowance For A1/A class cities 
  • GP 5400 & above                                                                 -  3200 + DA 
  • GP 4200 - 4800.                                                                    -  1600 + DA 
  • GP below 4200 and pay in pay band : RS 7440  
  • GP below 4200 and Pay below RS 7440                             -  600 + DA 
A comparison of two tables mentioned above, reveals that Railway employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on their drawing pay Rs. 7440/- irrespective of Grade Pay/Pay Band. However, the modified Board's instructions issued vide letter dated 03/08/2017 and 17/08/20l7,have deprived the Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600+DA thereon to those in Pay Level 1 and 2 (7th CPC) due to imposition of restriction i.e. reaching the pay Rs. 24700/-. 

Federation, therefore requests the Railway Ministry to kindly refer the matter to Ministry of Finance, for mitigating the problem. 

Yours faithfully,
Dr. M Raghavaish
General Secretary

Copy to the Executive Director, PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Pragati Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please. 
Copy to the General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR. 
Media Centre/NFIR. 
File No. IV/NAC/7 CPC/2016. 
File No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB.-Part I. 
FileNo. 1/5(g)lPartV.

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