Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay from April 2004 for Running Staff – Railway Board
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated – 22.11.2016.
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.
Sub:- Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 – Reckoning as pay for running staff.
Ref:- (i) DC/JCM Item No. 15/2009. (ii) GS/NFIR’s letter no. IV/RSAC/Conf/Vol. VI dated 28/03/2016.
Please refer to your letter dated 28.03.2016 under reference no. (ii) on the subject noted above. In this connection, it is mentioned that Board’s letter dated 21.10.2014 addressed to both the Federations highlighted that the basis for the exclusions was the Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 01.03.2004 on the merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay that was adopted by the Ministry of Railways. Vide letter dt. 28.03.2016, however, NFIR has not agreed with the reply and has reiterated that the exclusions violate the IREM provision of Running Allowance and that the OM dt. 01.03.2004 of MoF is not relevant in this connection.
For a better understanding of the logic on which the three exclusions have been made the table given below may kindly be seen:-
As brought out in the table above, there has been no violation of the Rules. It is therefore requested that the item may be closed.
For Secretary/Railway Board.