7th Pay Commission – Discrepencies in Railway Board Order on Allowances

| May 2, 2018

o.I/8/Part II

Dated: 26/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway Employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part I dated 27/09/2017.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 28/11/2017

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/Part II dated 11/12/2017.

(iv) NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 6 sent to Railway Board vide letter No. NFIR/PNM/111 dated 04/01/2018

(v) Railway Board’s circular No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 20/03/2018.

On going through the circular issued by the Railway Board on the subject vide Board’s letter dated 20th March, 2018, Federation noticed that the facts below have not been taken into account.

Federation vide its letter dated 27/09/2017 invited Board’s attention to issue instructions for payment of Over Time Allowance to the Railway employees at the revised rates w.e.f. 01/01/2016, duly quoting previous instructions of Railway Board contained in letter No. PC-V/2008/A/0/3 dated 20/05/2011 as the OTA is part of wage.

After issuance of instructions by the Railway Board vide letter dated 28/11/2017 (RBE No. 175/2017), Federation has again requested the Railway Board vide its letter dated 11/12/2017 to give effect the revised rates of Over Time Allowance from 01/01/2016 instead from 01/07/2017.

The Federation also sent PNM Agenda Item No. 6 to the Railway Board vide letter No. PNM/NFIR/111 dated 04/01/2018 for issuing orders accordingly.

Federation is pained to mention that the instructions since issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 20/03/2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) do not contain NFIR’s references or NFIR PNM Agenda (Item No. 6) though instructions exist for citing PNM Item of the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue corrigendum to Board’s letter dated 20/03/2018 duly monitoring NFIR’s PNM Item, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Signed Copy

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