7th Pay Commission Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – NFIR writes to Railway Board for early revision of Transport allowance at par with Central Government Employees
No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC(IMPL)/Allowance 2016 / Pt.I
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – reg.
Ref: Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.21/5/2017-E III(B) dated 7/7/2017 & 2/08/2017
In the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at North Block, New Delhi on 21/07/2017, chaired by the Addl: Secretary (Expenditure), the Federation has pointed out the erroneous decision of the Govemment reducing the existing entitlement rates of Transport Allowanie to those staff in pay level 1 and 2 of the pay matrlx and urged to rectify the same immediately.
Responding to the point raised by NFIR, the Ministry. of Finance. (Department of Expenditure) has since issued O.M. No.21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 2nd August,2017 that employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- and above in pay level 1 & 2 of the pay matrix shall be eligible for payment of Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- plus D.A., thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the O.M. of even no. dated 07/07/2017 and at Rs.1800/- plus D.A thereon at all other places with effect from 01/07/2017.
In the light of the MoF’s O.M., dated 02/08/2017, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding orders immediately, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)