Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances – Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations. – RBE 91/2017

| August 18, 2017

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

 

PC-VII NO. 38

RBE No. 91/2017

No. F(E)I/2017/AL-4/5                                           New Delhi, dated:- 11.08.2017

 

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.








Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commissioner in supersession of the existing orders for grant of Special Compensatory Allowances viz. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance, Specla[ Compensatory (Bad Climate) Allowance, Special Compensatory (Scheduled/Tribal Area) Allowance and Sunderban Allowance which have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of these Special Compensatory Allowances (subsumed in Tough Location Allowance) to Railway employees as under:-




s. No. Name of the Allowance Category Cell

Name

Pay Level in Pay

Matrix

Rate month per
(I) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance:

l) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance Places covered under Part- A&

B (Annexuæ 1 & 11)

Tough

Location

Allowance-I

R3H1 Level 9 and above

Level 8 and below

5300

4100

(i) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

Places covered under Part – C

(Annexure Ill)

Tough

Location

Allowance-Il

R3H2 Level 9 and above

Level 8 and below

3400

2700

(ill) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

Places covered under Part – D

(Annexure IV

Tough

Location

Allowance-Ill

R3}-E Level 9 and above

Level g and below

1200

1000

(II) Bad Climate Allowance Tough

Location

Allowance-Ill

R3H3 Level 9 and above

Level 8 and below

1200

1000

(III) Tribal Area Allowance Tough

Location

Allowance lll

R3H3 Level ‘9 and above

Level 8 and below

1200

1000

(IV) Sunderban Allowance Tough

Location

Allowance-Ill

R3H3 Level 9 and above

Level 8 and below

1200

1000




  1. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent.
      1. The terms Level’ in the revised pay structure means the an the Pay Matrix
      2. In those employees who opt to continue In the pre-revised pay structure/Pay scales, the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix of the post occupied on 01101.2016 as indicated in Railway Services (Revlsed Pay)_ Rules, 201S would determine the allowance under these orders,
      3. Sunderban Allowance, categorized as Tough Location Allowance-111, shall be adrntssible to the Railway employees working tn Sunderban areas South of Dampier Hodge’s line, namely, Bhagatush Khall (Rampura), Kumirrnari (Bagna); Jhlnga Khali, Sajnakhal(, Gosaba, Amlamath( (Bldya), Canning, Kultali, Piyali, Nalgaraha, Raidighi, Bhanchi/ Pathar Paratima, Bhagabatpur, Saptamukhl, Narnkhana, Slkarpur, Kakdwip, Sagar, Mousintl Kalinagar, Haroal Hingatganj, Basantl, Kuemari/ Kültolar Ghusighata (Kulti) area. The allowance shall be admissible only up to the period, for which the Government of West Bengal continues to pay this allowance to its employees.
      4. Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance, categorized as Tough Location Allowance-111, shall be admissible only in those States where Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance are admissible and shall be discontinued in those States where it has been discontinued for the State Government employees with effect from the date(s) of such discontinuance.
      5. In the event of a place failing in note than one category, the higher rate of Tough Location Allowance will be applicable,
      6. Tough Location Allowances shall not be admissible along with Special Duty Allowance. However, employees have the option for continuing Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance at old rates of 6 th CPC, where It was admissible, along with Special Duty Allowance at revised rate of 10% Basic Pay.
      7. Employees may exercise their option to choose ether hard Area Allowance which is admissible along with Island Special Duty Al owance or one of the Special Compensatory Allowance, subsumed under Tough Location Allowance as mentioned in Para 1 above.
      8. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.
      9. Hindi version is enclosed.

    Please acknowledge receipt,

    (Sonaii Chaturvedi)

    Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
    Railway Board

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