7th Pay Commission not to intervene in Running Staff Pay Element and Running Allowances – NFIR

NFIR requests 7th Pay Commission to leave the Pay Element and Running Allowances of Running Staff in Railways issue as the same has to be dealt by Railway Ministry through bilateral negotiations with Railway Federations

NFIR (National Federation of Indian Railways) has written letter dated 15.04.2015 to 7th Pay Commission on the issue of revision of Pay Element and Running Allowances applicable to Running Staff in Indian Railways. It has been requested by NFIR to 7th Pay Commission to the effect that revision of Running Allowance and Pay Element has to be done by Railway Ministry after conducting bi-lateral negotiations with all Railway Federations.

NFIR has also quoted the minutes of meeting of Railway Ministry and NFIR conducted on 20th and 21st December 2014 in which the request of the staff side with Railways for withdrawing reference sent by Railway Ministry to 7th CPC on running allowances


National Federation of Indian Railwaymen


No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/Corres/Pt.V

Dated: 15/04/2015

The Secretary,

Seventh Central Pay Commission,

Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan,

IIFT, Block B(B-14/A)

Qutub Institutional Area,

New Delhi-110016


Sub: Information pertaining to Allowance payable to Officers/Staff of Railways – Para-wise views – reg.

Ref: Railway Board OM No. E (P&A) II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC dated 20.10.2014.

Kindly refer our discussions on the subject of Pay Element and Running Allowances payable to Running Staff during the course of tendering oral evidence before 7th Pay Commission on 14th April, 2015.

We have explained in clear terms that the issues of Pay Element and Running Allowances have been dealt through bilateral negotiations between the Railway Ministry and Federations’ since the last several decades and hence the 7th CPC need not look into these aspects, although Railway Ministry has sent cetain details in this regard.

In this connection, the Federation furnishes below its comments on Railway Board’s OM dated 20/10/2014 for the appreciation of 7th CPC.

We also invite the kind attention of 7th CPC to the following minutes of PNM meeting of NFIR held with the Railway Board on 20th/21st December, 2014.

“NFIR PNM 8/2011: The staff side requested to withdraw the reference on Running allowances sent to 7th CPC as the Federation raised certain objections to the contents thereof”.

We therefore request the Hon’ble VII CPC to leave the Pay Element and Running Allowances subject to be dealt by Railway Ministry through discussions with the Federations.

Thanking You.

Yours sincerely


(Dr M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary/NFIR
Source: NFIR

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