Family Planning Allowance to be continued – Demand
Family Planning Allowance abolished based on 7th Pay Commission recommendations – NFIR requests for continuing with Family Planning Allowance
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance –withdrawal of orders -urged.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC V/2008/A/O/2 (FPA) dated 14/10/2008 (RBE No.151/2008)
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No.77/2017).
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/5(g)/Part VI dated 04/09/2017.
Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to its letter of even no. dated 04/09/2017 wherein it was requested to consider continuance of Family Planning Allowance to those Railway employees who were already in receipt of the said Allowance which was sanctioned in pursuance of Government’s earlier policy decision. In its communication, the NFIR also suggested that in case the Railway Ministry (Railway Board) is not a position to allow the Allowance for want of clarification from DoP&T/MoF, the matter may be referred to DoP&T/MoF. Federation is however disappointed that though a period of more than 15 months passed no action seems to have been taken by the Board.
While enclosing copy of letter dated 04/09/2017, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider for continuance of Family Planning Allowance to those Railway employees who were already in receipt of the same. In case the matter is referred to DoP&T/MoF, copy of the same may he sent to the Federation early.