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Entitlement of Transport Allowance to Railway employees


No.PC-V/2003/PN M/DC-JCMI/12                                                                                                                                    New Delhi, dated 4-4-2011
The General Secretary, 
4, State Entry Road, 
New Delhi—55


SUBJECT : Entitlement of Transport Allowance to Railway employees employed at cities classified as ‘A-I’ and ‘A’ (DC/JCM item no.13/2004)

REFERENCE : AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/DC/JCM/13/2004 (66) dated 28.3.2011

   The undersigned is directed to state that the AIRF’s letter under reference was put up to the Board, who have observed that since the decision as regards recovery of excess amount of Transport Allowance paid in three cities viz., Lucknow, Nagpur and Jaipur has been taken by the nodal department i.e. Ministry of Finance, meeting with the officials of Railway Board is not going to change the situation. However, if the Federation can come out with new facts pertaining to the case, the same could be referred to the Ministry of Finance for reconsideration.

   As regards the source of information of recoveries made in the concerned cities, it is mentioned that the said information has been duly collected from the concerned zonal Railways.

Yours faithfully, 
For Secretary, Railway Board

Source: AIRF


Memo Reg Eligibility of Ist Class RC Pass & School Pass for GP Rs.4200 Dated: 24-4-2011

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website
No.IRTSA/Memo/RC Pass/10-2011                  Date24-4-2011 
Railway Board
New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

Subject   –    Eligibility of First class travel for JEs and others in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 – 
Residential Card Pass, School Card Pass and School Cheque Pass.


1. Railway Board’s Letter No. E(W)97 PS5-1/62-A dated 8.7.2003 (RBE 119/2003) ACS No. 41

 2. Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)

In reference to the Board’s letter on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs,
we would like to bring to your kind notice the following issue for your favourable consideration.

1.  Residential Card Pass is issued to a Railway servant for performing rail journey from the
place of residence to the place of his work.

2.  School Card Pass is issued to each such student son/ daughter of the railway servant to commute between the station of the residence of the railway servant and the station nearest to the school/ college on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying.

3.  School Cheque Pass is issued to each such student son/ daughter who is dependent on the railway servant on production of a certificate from the recognised institution where the student is studying and which is away from the headquarters of the Railway servant for undertaking journeys specifically listed in a schedule.

4.  Prior to the issue of Railway Board order on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs, (Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)) travel eligibility for all the three kinds of passes referred above were same as that of passes issued on privilege account. Refer Board’s letter  No. E(W)97PS5-1/62 (RBE No/119/2003) dated 08/07/2003 in the annexure.

5.  Railway Board’s orders on revised pay limits for entitlement of Privilege Pass/PTOs, in Sixth Pay Commission Scales (vid Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38  dated 6th Jan, 2011 (RBE 3-2011)) granted First class travel eligibility to all the employees in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200.

6.  Hence, it is requested that, First class travel entitlement may please be awarded for the Residential Card Pass, School Card Pass and School Cheque Pass for all the employees in the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 as given in the case of privilege pass in same principle followed earlier.

Thanking You
Yours faithfully, 
Harchandan Singh,  
General Secretary, IRTSA



List of Revised stitching Charges

April 19, 2011 Leave a comment

 F.No. 141 1/2010-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi

Dated the 18″ April, 2011


Subject: Revision of Stitching Charges.

            The undersigned is directed to say that based on a demand raised by the Staff Side, in National Council (JCM), the question of revising the Stitching Charges of Uniforms, supplied to Common Categories of employees (Multi-Tasking Staff – erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts of Peon, Daftry, Jamadar, Junior Gestetner Operator, Frash, Chowkidar, Safaiwala, Mali etc. and Staff Car Drivers, Dispatch Riders etc.) in the Central Secretariat and its Attached and Subordinate Offices, has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance. Consequently, it has been decided to enhance the rates of stitching charges, with effect from 1st April, 2011 thereby modifying the earlier instructions issued vide this Ministry’s O.M. No. 14/3/2006-JCA dated 28″ September, 2006.

2. The revised rates of stitching charges, with effect from lst  April, 2011, will be as under:-

1 Buttoned-up-coat and pant Rs.750
2 Over Coat for Staff Car Drivers   Rs. 600
3  Ladies half-coat     Rs. 600
4  Pant (Terricot)     Rs.135
5 Bush Shirt (Polyvastra)   Rs.  60
6 Blouse     Rs. 45
7 Petticoat         Rs.  30
8  Salwar Kameez   Rs. 90
Protective clothing (for Malis / Bhisties)
9 Pyjama                     Rs. 24
10 Short (Half-Pant)           Rs .60
11 Shirt (Cotton)             Rs. 45

3. It may please be noted that the reimbursement of Stitching Charges at the-prescribed rates should be done only after the stitched uniforms are produced and are duly stamped, with indelible ink, at an appropriate place on the wrong side of the stitched dress, for identification. A proper record and procedure should be evolved to ensure that the employees produce the stitched uniforms within a reasonable period (say one month) after the cloth is supplied to them.

4.  This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide ID No. 5(1)/E.I1 (A)/2009 dated 08.04.201 1.
(Dinesh Kapila)
Director (JCA)

Office Memorandum

Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess – reg.

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

Circular No. 134 /3 / 2011 – ST
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Excise& Customs
Tax Research Unit
North Block, New Delhi

8 th April, 2011


Chief Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (All),
Director General (Service Tax),
Director General (Central Excise Intelligence), 
Director General (Audit),
Commissioners of Service Tax (All),
Commissioners of Central Excise and Service Tax (All).


Subject: – Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess – reg.

Representations have been received from the field formations, seeking clarification regarding the applicability of service tax exemption to Education Cess (refers to both Education Cess leviable under Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 and Secondary and Higher Education Cess leviable under Finance Act, 2007), under notifications where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted. Apparently the doubt arises in the context of Tribunal’s Order in the matter of M/s. Balasore Alloys Ltd. Vs CCE, Customs and Service Tax, BBSR-I (2010-TIOL-1659-CESTAT-KOL).

2. The issue has been examined. Though Tribunal’s Order referred above is in favor of revenue, it is inconsistent with the policy intention of the Government to exempt education cess in addition to service tax, where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted. According to section 95(1) of Finance (No.2) Act, 2004 and section 140(1) of Finance Act, 2007, Education Cess and Secondary and Higher Education Cess are leviable and collected as service tax, and when whole of service tax is exempt, the same applies to education cess as well. Since Education Cess is levied and collected as percentage of service tax, when and wherever service tax is NIL by virtue of exemption, Education Cess would also be NIL.

3. This being the principle, field formations are directed not to initiate proceedings to recover the education cess, where ‘whole of service tax’ stands exempted under the notification. Extending the same principle, where education cess has been refunded to exporters along with service tax, by virtue of exemption notifications where ‘whole of service tax’ is exempt, the same need not be recovered.

5. Field formations may be instructed accordingly.

6. Please acknowledge the receipt of this circular. Hindi version to follow.


(J. M. Kennedy)
Director, TRU
Tel: 011-23092634



List of allowances that had hiked after D.A. crosses 50%

April 2, 2011 Leave a comment


     D.A. reached 51%, Following allowances and advances to increase by 25%, automatically. 
As per the announcement the Dearness Allowance is increased by 6% from 45% to 51% to Central Government Employees and Pensioners.The decision would also change the allowance structure.
There is no recommondations in 6th CPC that Dearness Allowance crosses 50% would merge with baisc pay. But some allowances and advances will be increased by 25% on crossing of Dearness Allowance by 50%.  
All the following allowances are to be increased with effect from 01.01.2011.

1. Children Education Assistance & Reimbursement of Tuition Fee 

Rs.12,000   (Per Year – Per Child) – Rs.15,000   (Per Year – Per Child) 
DOPT 12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 2.9.2008


2. Advances for purchase of Bicycle Advance, Warm clothing Advance, Festival Advance, Natural Calamity Advance

     Rs.3,000 – Rs.3,750 
     Fin.Min. No.12(1)E.II(A)/2008 7.10.2008


3. Special Compensatory Hill Area Allowance

Rs.600 / Rs.480    –  Rs.750 / Rs.600 
Fin.Min.4(2)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


4. Special CompensatoryScheduled / Tribal Area Allowance

Rs.400 / Rs.240- Rs.500 / Rs.300 
Fin.Min. 17(1)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


5. Project Allowance

Rs.1,500 / Rs.1,000 – Rs.1,875 / Rs.1,250 
Fin.Min. 29.8.2008


6. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

Rs.2,600 / Rs.2,100/ Rs.1,500 / Rs.400 — Rs.3,250 / Rs.2,625/ Rs.1,875 / Rs.500 
Fin.Min. 3(1)/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008


7. Cycle Maintenance Allowance

Rs.60 (Per month) – Rs.75 (Per month) 
Fin.Min. 19039/3/2008-E.IV 29.8.2008


8. Mileage for road journey all components of daily allowance on tour, rate of transportation of personal effects.

Rs.500 / Rs.300 / Rs.200 / Rs.150 / Rs.100 – Rs.625 / Rs.375 / Rs.250 / Rs.190 / Rs.125 
Fin.Min.19030/3/2008-E.V 23.9.2008


9. Rates of Conveyance Allowance under SR-25 

Rs.370 / Rs.480 / Rs.640 / Rs.750 / Rs.850 – Rs.470 / Rs.600 / Rs.800 / Rs.940 / Rs.1,070 
Fin.Min.19039/2/2008-E.IV 23.9.2008


10. Washing Allowance

Rs.60 – Rs.75 
Fin.Min.14/3/2008-JCA 11.9.2008 


11. Split Duty Allowance

Rs.200 – Rs.250 
Fin.Min.9(11)/2008-E.II (B) 29.8.2008


12. Spl. Allowance for Child Care for Women with Disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children

Rs.1,000 per month-  Rs.1,250 per month 
DOPT12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 11.9.2008


13. Cash Handling Allowance

Rs.600 / Rs.500 / Rs.400 / Rs.300 / Rs.150 –  Rs.750 / Rs.625 / Rs.500 / Rs.375 / Rs.190 
DOPT4/6/2008-Estt.(Pay.II) 1.10.2008

14. Risk Allowance

DOPT21012/1/2008-Estt.(Allowance) 12.3.2009

15. Postgraduate Allowance

Rs.1,000 / Rs.600- Rs.1,250 / Rs.750 
Min.of HohfwA.45012/4/2008-CHS.V 16.4.2009 


16. Desk Allowance

Rs.600 –   Rs.750 
DOPT 1/10/2009-PIC 17.4.2009


17. Bad Climate Allowance

Rs.400 / Rs.240 –  Rs.500 / Rs.300 
Fin.Min.1/10/2008-E.II(B) 29.8.2008


Revised travel entitlements for privilege passes

March 19, 2011 Leave a comment


No.E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38                          New Delhi, 14th March, 2011

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways, Production Units, etc.

Sub. :- Revised travel entitlements for privilege passes – Clarification reg.
Ref. :- This office letters of even number dated 6-1-2011 and 3.2.2011.

Clarification has been sought whether the passes on 2010 year ending account due to the employees shall be as per revised entitlements.

2. The matter has been examined and it is clarified that since the revised entitlements are effective from 6-1-2011, any pass issued on or after 06-01-2011, including 2010 year ending pass, shall be as per the revised entitlements.

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

4. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(Debasis Mazumdar)
Joint Director Establishment (Welfare)
Railway Boar


Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, dt.25th January, 2011.
Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.
   The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s OM No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 13.10.20 10 vied which payment of Risk Allowance was extended till 3 1.12.20 10. 
   Extension of Risk Allowance for a further period of six months beyond 31.12.2010 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months up to 30.06.201 1 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier.
    All the Ministries Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 30.06.2011. No further extension will considered thereafter.
( Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India