Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade Pay 1900/ – in artisan category: NFIR
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 10.07.2015
The General Secretary
3, Chelmsford Road,
Sub:- PNM/NFIR item No.11./2015- Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade Pay 1900/ – in artisan category etc-reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to PNM/NFIR’s item No.11/2015 on the above subject and to state that the matter has been examined in consultation with Estt. Dte. of Railway Board and they have clarified that Board’s instructions dt.14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade Pay Rs.1800 /- and the word ‘trainees’have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade Pay Rs.1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training sucessfully, before joining a working post.
In view of the above position, Federation’s demand is not feasible for acceptance.
for Secretary/Railway Board
Copy to: DE(IR), Railway Board