Tuesday, 15 August 2017

7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to Railway employees

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S.NO.PC-VII/29RBE No.80/2017
No.PC-V/2017/A/TA/1New Delhi, dated 03-08-2017

The General Managers 
All Indian Railways & PUs 
(As per mailing list) 

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Grant of Transport Allowance to Railway employees.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President, is pleased to decide that Transport Allowance shall be admissible to Railway employees at the following rates:-

Employees drawing pay in Pay LevelRates of Transport Allowance per month
Employees posted in the cities as per AnnexureEmployees posted at all Other Places
9 and aboveRs. 7200 + DA thereonRs. 3600+ DA thereon
3 to 8Rs. 3600 + DA thereonRs. 1800 + DA thereon
1 to 2Rs. 1350 + DA thereonRs. 900 + DA thereon

2. The grant of Transport Allowance shall be subject to the following conditions:-

(i) The allowance shall not be admissible to those employees who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(ii) In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised pay-structure/pay Scales, the corresponding level in the pay Matrix of the post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance under these orders.

(iii) Physically disabled employees as mentioned in Railway Board’s Letter No.F(E)I-78/AL-7/5, dated 23.10.1978 and subsequent orders in respect of the categories viz. visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, deaf and dumb/hearing impaired, spinal deformity, shall continue to be paid Transport Allowance at double the normal rates, subject to fulfillment of the stipulated conditions, which shall, in no case, be less than Rs.2250/- p.m. plus applicable rates of Dearness Allowance.

(iv) Officers drawing pay in Levels 14 and above in the Pay Matrix, who are entitled to the use of official car in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)95AL4-9 dated 06.11.1995 shall be given the option to avail the official car facility or to draw Transport Allowance at the rates of Rs.15750/- p.m plus Dearness Allowance thereon,the option exercised by an officer will be examined by the administrative Ministry and his/her entitlement to the use of official car in terms of Board’s letter dated 06.11.1995 ibid will require to be certified by the competent authority. In case, an officer opts to draw Transport Allowance @ Rs.15750/- p.m plus D.A. thereon, he/she will not be allowed to change his/her option during the remaining period of his/her current assignment.

3. In the case of the employees presently availing of the facility of workmen trains, an option is to be given to the employees as a group to either avail themselves of the existing facility or to switch over to the payment of transport allowance as admissible under these orders.

4. Admissibility of Transport Allowance during the following circumstances:-

(a) During Leave: The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(b) During deputation abroad: The allowance will not be admissible during the period of deputation abroad.

(c) During tour: If an employee is absent from the Headquarters/place of posting for full calendar Month(s) due to tour, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that/those calendar month/months. However, if the absence does not cover any calendar month(s) in full, Transport Allowance will be admissible for full month.

(d) During training treated as duty: The allowance may be granted during such training, if no Transport Facility/Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance is provided for attending the training institute, During official tour in the training course, the allowance will not be admissible when the period of the tour covers the whole calendar month. Also, during training abroad, no Transport Allowance will be admissible when the period of such training covers the whole calendar month.

(e) During inspection/survey duty be members of special parties within the city but exceeding 8 kms, from the headquarters OR during continuous field duty either in or outside the Headquarters: Transport Allowance is given to compensate for the expenditure incurred for commuting for both to and fro between the place of duty and residence. In case when one gets Road Mileage/Daily Allowance or free transportation for field/inspection/survey duty or tour for a period covering the whole calendar month, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that calendar month.

(f) To vacation staff: Vacation staff is entitled to Transport Allowance provided no free transport facility is given to such staff. However, the allowances shall not be admissible when such vacation spell, including all kinds of leave, cover the whole calendar Month(s).

(g) During suspension: As a Government employee under suspension is not required to attend office, he/she is not entitled to Transport Allowance during suspension where suspension covers full calendar month(s) .This position will hold good even if the suspension period is finally treated as duty. Where suspension period covers a calendar month partially, Transport Allowance payable for that month shall be reduced proportionately.

5. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

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

7. Hindi version will follow.
(Authority: MoF’s OM No.21/5/2017-E.II(B),dt.7th July, 2017)

Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V 
Railway Board


S.No.Name of the States/Union TerritoriesName of the City/Town
1Andaman & Nicobar Islands———
2Andhra Pradesh/ TelanganaHyderabad (UA)
3Arunachal Pradesh———-
8Dadra & Nagar Haveli———–
9Daman &Diu———-
10DelhiDelhi (UA)
12GujaratAhmadabad (UA), Surat (UA)
14Himachal Pradesh———–
15Jammu & Kashmir———–
17KarnatakaBangalore / Bengaluru (UA)
18KeralaKochi (UA), Kozhikode (UA)
20Madhya PradeshIndore (UA)
21MaharashtraGreater Mumbai (UA), Nagpur (UA), Pune (UA)
27Puducherry/ Pondicherry————
31Tamil NaduChennai (UA), Coimbatore (UA)
33Uttar PradeshGhaziabad (UA), Kanpur (UA), Lucknow (UA)
35West BengalKolkata (UA)

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