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7th CPC Running Staff Allowances of Indian Railways 

Pay element in Running Allowance in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and revised rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of kilometreage

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/ 137

RBE No.85 /2019

No.E(P&A)II-2013/RS-14

New Delhi, dated 28.05.2019

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject: Pay element in Running Allowance in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and revised rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of kilometreage.

As per Resolution dated 06.07.2017 issued by the Ministry of Finance the decision of the Government was conveyed that the allowances admissible to the Running Staff of Indian Railways namely Kilometerage Allowance (KMA) and related allowances of the Running Staff should be decided by the Ministry of Railways through bilateral discussions with the Federations and further concurrence of the Ministry of Finance. Accordingly, bilateral discussions with the two recognised Federations, viz. All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen were held and a proposal was sent to the Ministry of Finance for their concurrence.

2. The President is now pleased to decide that the pay element in Running Allowance for running staff would be 30% of the basic pay under the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 for computation of the specified benefits excluding retirement benefits. For the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of running staff an additional quantum of 55% of basic pay under the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2019 would be reckoned.

2.1 In the case of Loco Inspectors governed by the scheme contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10(iv) dated 25.11.1992, an additional quantum of 30% of basic pay under the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 would be reckoned for the purpose of computation of pensionary benefits only.

3. The President is also pleased to decide that the rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of kilometreage (ALK) for running staff in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 shall be as indicated below:

S. No. Category Grade
Pay/ Level
Rates of Kilometreage
Allowance (per 100 kms.)
(in ₹ )
Rates of ALK
(per 160 kms.)
(in ₹ )
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
LOCO RUNNING STAFF
1. Loco Pilot (Mail) 4200/6
530
848
2. Loco Pilot(Passenger)/
Sr. Motorman
4200/6
525
840
3. Loco Pilot (Goods) 4200/6
520
832
4. Loco Pilot (Shunting) Gr.
I
4200/6
403
645
5. Loco Pilot (Shunting) Gr.
II
2400/4
391
626
6. Sr.FM-1. Sr. Asstt. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elec) 2400/4
391
251 (shunting)
626
7. FM-1, Asstt. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elec) 1900/2
391
251 (shunting)
602
8. Sr. Second Fireman 1900/2
376
242 (shunting)
602
9. Second Fireman 1800/1
317
189 (shunting)
507
TRAFFIC RUNNING STAFF:
1. Mail Express Guard 4200/6
480
768
2. Sr. Passenger Guard 4200/6
475
760
3. Sr. Goods Guard 4200/6
475
760
4. Goods Guard 2800/5
470
752
5. Sr.Asstt Guard/Sr.Brakesman 2400/4
280
448
6. Asstt Guard/Brakesman 1900/2
267
427

 

4. The President is also pleased to decide that the rates of Allowance in lieu of Running room facilities, Shunting Duty Allowance and Trip Allowance payable to the running staff in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 shall be as indicated below:

4.1 Allowance in lieu of Running Room Facilities

Category Revised Rates 
(in Rs.)
Loco Pilots
112
Guards
112
Loco Pilots (shunting)
81
Firemen/Asstt.Loco Pilots (Diesel/Electric)
70
Brakesmen/Assistant Guards
70

 

4.2 Shunting Duty Allowance

Category Revised Rates 
(in Rs.)
Loco Pilots
104
Guards
82
Firemen/Asstt. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Electric)
73
4.3 Trip Allowance to Running staff working on High Speed Trains
Category Revised Rates 
(in Rs.)
Loco Pilots
75
Co-Driver (if provided) – Loco Pilot (Passenger)
56
Mail/Express Guard
56
Asstt.Guard/Brakesman
37

 

5. The running staff may be granted the above named Allowances at the above rates w.e.f. 1.7.2017 or from the date they elect to come over to the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules. 2016, whichever is later. The other terms and conditions for sanction of the above named Allowances shall remain unchanged.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(N.P. Singh)
Joint Director/E(P&A),
Railway Board.

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