Board’s attention is invited towards this federation’s letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein……
Dated: September 17, 2018
Sub: Wrong Analysis and recommendations about NDA under 7th CPC report
Ref.: (i) Report of 7th CPC(Para 8.17.71 to 77) reg. Night Duty Allowance
(ii) RBE No.61/2016(Last NDA Rate of 6th CPC when DA at 125%)
(iii) RBE No.36/2018 No.E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 08.03.2018
Board’s attention is invited towards this federation’s letter of even number dated 2nd April, 2018 (copy enclosed), vide which it was pointed out that, on implementation of new formula, recommended by the VII CPC, rates of Night Duty Allowance get reduced rather than any improvement therein.
A calculation table was also appended in our letter referred to above, explaining the actual reduction in Night Duty Allowance on implementation of current formula, recommended by the VII CPC, which we are again quoting hereunder for ready reference:-
Rates of Night Duty Allowance, as per 6th CPC formula (mean value of Pay Band + GP) + DA)/215, changed by the 7th CPC, i.e. (Basic Pay + DA)/200, will decline by 20% to 40% from the existing, i.e.
||As on 01.01.2016 when DA 125% (as per 6th CPC)
||As on 01.07.2017 when DA 139% (as per 6thCPC, rate not declared by the Board)
||As on 01.07.2017 when DA 5% (as per 7th CPC)
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Also rates of the NDA were not declared by the Railway Board on 01.07.2016 and 01.01.2017 as per 6th CPC.
It is, therefore, reiterated that, the issue may be looked into afresh in the light of the foregoing, and improvement in the formula, recommended by the VII CPC, may be done, so that, rates of Night Duty Allowance get improved rather than any reduction therein.
This may kindly be treated as “Most Urgent” as there is serious discontentment brewing among the staff, particularly Running and Traffic Staff and other Safety Categories Staff who have to invariably perform night duty.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)