GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 27/10/2015
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc,
Sub: Payment of cash in lieu of free food, in exceptional circumstances to the non-gazetted staff engaged in Breakdown duties.
Ref: PNM/NFIR Item No.10/2015.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have raised the issue regarding payment of Diet Allowance to staff attending Breakdown duties. The issue was discussed in the PNM Meeting and it has been decided to reiterate the relevant provisions of para 1420 of IREC-II. All non-gazetted staff called for breakdown duties are eligible for supply of free food, departmentally or otherwise, during the period they are engaged in breakdown duties, however where it is not possible to make arrangements for supply of free food, in exceptional circumstances, cash in lieu thereof may be paid to the non-gazetted staff including Gangmen and Trolleymen engaged in breakdown duties, at the rates fixed by the General Manager in consultation with FA&CAO.
2. Cash compensation in lieu of free food however shall not be admissible to gazetted staff who are called out in connection with accidents/breakdown.
3. Kindly acknowledge receipt.