7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance to Track Maintainers posted in Construction Organisations: Railway Board’s Clarification
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4
New Delhi, Dated: 25.10.2018
The General Manager,
East Central Railway,
Hajipur, Dist. Vaishali,
(Kind Attn: Sh. J.P Singh, Dy. CPO/HRD)
Sub: Clarification regarding grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance to Track Maintainers posted in Construction Organisations.
Ref: Letter No. E/205(A)/O/ECR/HJP(7th CPC) dated 25.05.2018 (copy encl.)
Consequent to issue of orders regarding grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance to Track Maintainers vide orders dated 10.08.2017 (RBE No. 87/2017), clarification was sought by the Railway as to whether the Track Maintainers who are posted in Construction Organisations on deputation basis are eligible for the grant of risk and hardship Allowance in terms of RBE No. 87/2017.
2. The matter has since been examined in consultation with Civil Engineering and Finance Directorates. Board (MS) has agreed with the view that considering the relative work profile of Track Maintainers posted in open line working and Construction Organizations respectively, the latter are Not Eligible for the grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Enclosed: As above
(Copy to: The General Manager/CAOs(R), All Indian Railways and Production Units)
EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
Office of the General Manager (P)
No. E/205(A)/O/ECR/HJP (7th CPC)
Secretary / Estt.
(For kind attention : Executive Director/Pay Commission-VII)
Sub :- Recommendation of 7th CPC – decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship allowance for Track Maintainer of Indian Railway.
Ref :- Your‘s RBE No. 87/2017 Dated-10.08.2017
Risk & Hardship allowance to Track Maintainer – I, II, III & IV of Indian Railway has been granted vide RBE No.87/2017 on basis of his nature of duty associated with risk & safety directly.
It is not clear from the referred letter that the Risk & Hardship allowance is admissible to those Track Maintainers also who are posted in Construction Organisation on deputation basis as per Administrative requirement of Construction Organisation where their nature of duty is not associated with Risk & Safety directly.
In view of the above. it is requested to please clarify that the Risk Hardship allowance can be granted to the Track Maintainers posted in Construction Organisation or otherwise.
This has the approval of PCPO/ECR.
(J. P. Singh)
For General Manager (P)
Source: signed copy