Mar 23, 2018

7th Pay Commission: Indian Railways Revises Rates For Employees

7th Pay Commission news: The 7th Pay Commission recommendation for revision of a salary bracket has been cleared. It has been revealed that as far as night duty allowance of Indian Railway employees has been revised. The Railway Board confirms that present formulation of weightage of 10 minutes for every hour of duty performed between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00 would continue. The Ministry of Railways in its order (S.No.PC-VII/95, RBE No. 36/2018; No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1) on March 8, 2018 has instructed the General Managers/CAOs and all Indian Railways & Production Units in this regard.

The board order referring to the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, said, “Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission, 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 of 22:00 and 06:00 would continue.”
Further, the order said, “the grant of night duty allowance shall be subject to furnishing of a certificate by the supervisor concerned that Night Duty is essential,” adding “the revised rates of NDA shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.”

It may be noted that these orders would be subject to modification, if any, after the issue of instructions by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training).
Source-Gconnect