Family Planning Allowance Discontinued for Railway Employees – Adoption of 7th CPC recommendations of small family norms
Family Planning Allowance Discontinued for Railway Employees – Railway Board Circular
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RBE No. 77/2017
New Delhi, dated 28.07.2017
The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)
Subject:- Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission
Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008A/O/2(FPA) dated 14.10.2008 (RBE No. 151/2008) regarding the existing rates of Family Planning Allowance (FPA) admissible to Railway employees and as provided for in para 9 of the Schedule for RS (RP) Rules, 2016, dt. 02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016), the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January 2016. Accordingly, FPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dated 14.10.2008.
2.The decisions of the Government on various allowance based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary) constituted for this purpose, have since been notified. The recommendation of the 7th Central Pay commission to abolish Family Planning Allowance has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July 2017. Accordingly, Family Planning Allowance as admissible hitherto, shall cease to exist in all cases.
3.These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017 and hence Family Planning Allowance shall stand discontinued w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.
4.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5.Hindi version is enclosed.
(Authority : MoF’s OM No. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A, dt 7th July, 2017)
Dy, Director Pay Commission-V