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Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home due to COVID-19

Payment of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic – Railway Board Order dated: 16.11.2020

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1

New Delhi, dated: 16.11.2020

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways and PUs.
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees working from home for entire calendar month(s) in view of COVID-19 Pandemic.

References have been received in Board’s office seeking clarification from Railways on the above mentioned subject. The matter has been considered in Board’s office and it has been decided that Transport Allowance is not admissible to such employees in terms of clarification No. 1 of Annexure-II issued vide Board’s letter dated 24-11-2003 (RBE No. 203/2003). This provision stipulates as under:

” if a Government servant is absent form Headquarters/place of posting for a full calendar month, he will not be entitled to any Transport Allowance during that calendar month….”

Transport allowance in respect of such employees may be regulated accordingly.

2. It has also been decided that the above will be reviewed in the light of Department of Expenditure clarification as and when received from them.

(Sudha A Kujur)
Dy Director/Pay Commission
Railway Board.

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