How to calculate Night Duty Allowance ?

Night Duty Allowance is granted to Govt Employees who work in Night Shift – Calculation of NDA Hours is counted from the hours duty performed in Night Shift from 10.00 PM to 6.00AM.

Night Duty Allowance – Weightage of 10 minutes for every hour of duty performed between 22:00 Hrs and 06:00 Hrs will be taken for calculation of payment of NDA.





RBE No. 36/2018


New Delhi, dated  08.03.2018

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

Sub:-Revision of  the rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) –
recommendations of 7th Central   Pay Commission.

Please  refer  to Board’s   letter No.  E(P&A)II-2008/HW-2,   dt. 16.12.2008   (RBE N0.199/2008)  as amended  from time to time regarding  revision  of rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) during 6th CPC period.

2.       Consequent   upon   the  decision   taken   by  the  Government    of  India   on  the recommendations  of the 7’11 CPC,  the President is pleased to decide that the hourly rate of NDA  shall  be  equal   to {(Basic  Pay+Dearness  Allowance)/200} which would be admissible to eligible categories  of  non-gazetted   Railway  Servants  classified  under chapter XIV of the Railway  Act, 1989 read with  the Railway  Servants (Hours of Work and Period of Rest) Rules,  2005 for work put in during the period from 2200 hrs to 0600 hrs.   The  rate   should   be  worked  out  separately   for each   employee.   The  present formulation  of weightage  of  10 minutes  for every hour of duty performed between  the hours of22:00  and 06:00  would continue.

3.  The grant of NDA  shall be subject to furnishing of  a certificate by the supervisor concerned that Night  Duty is essential.

4. The revised  rates  of NOA  shall be admissible  with  effect  from the  15th  of July, 2017.

5. These   orders   would   be  subject   to  modification,    if  any,  after  the   issue   of instructions   by  the  Nodal  Ministry  i.e.  Ministry  of  Personnel,   Public  Grievances  and Pensions (Department  of Personnel  & Training).

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

7.        Hindi version  is  enclosed.

(Salim  Md.  Ahmed)

Dy.Director,   E(P&A)II

Railway  Board

The hourly rate of Night Duty Allowance is calculated through this approved formula

NDA hours calculation

Night Duty Hours for Duty Performed from 2200 Hrs to 0600 Hrs is 80 minutes.

For 6 Days a week 6 x 80 Minutes = 480 Minutes = 8 Hours/ Week

The payment NDA for 8 Hours

If the basic Pay = Rs.41000
DA @ 7% = Rs. 2870

So the

Hourly Rate of NDA = 41000 + 2870 / 200
= Rs. 220 / Hour
For 8 Hours = Rs. 1760

Read / Download How to calculate Night Duty Allowance Railway Board Circular S.No.PC-VII/95 RBE No. 36/2018 No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1, dated  08.03.2018