7th CPC Payment of Leave Salary to the Running Staff
No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/Allowance/2016 Part II
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Payment of Leave Salary to the Running Staff after implementation of 7’h CPC recommendations-reg.
(i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 4712018.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)IV20171RS-22 dated 28/12/2018 (RBE No. 204/2018).
Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 47 sent to Railway Board
on 26/06/2018 wherein Federation requested to issue instructions to the Zonal Railways for reckoning 30% pay element on 7th CPC pay etc., for payment of leave salary in the case of Running Staff w.e.f. 1st January, 2016. The Railway Board have issued instructions vide No. E(P&A)Iy20l7lRS-22 dated 28/1212018 for reckoning 30% pay element for calculation of leave salary (until further orders) on the revised Basic Pay in the 7th CPC Pay Structure.
In this connection, Federation desires to point out that the orders dated28/12/2018|.on the subject are incomplete and do not cover the relevant components for reckoning30% pay element for calculation of leave salary of Running Staff. Federation invites Railway Board’s attention to Para 3,23 (b) of Board’s instructions contained in letter No. E(P&A)II-80/RS-10 dated 17/07/1981 as laid down as under:-
“When Running Staff are on leave, they shall be entitled to be paid their leave salary based on their Basic Pay plus 30% thereof representing the pay element of Running Allowance and the other Allowances including Dearness Allowance/Addl. D.A. due on such basic pay plus 30% thereof’.”
According to the above provision, Dearness Allowance/Addl. D.A. due on Basic Pay plus 30% thereof
shall be the part of leave salary for Running Staff. This entitlement has not been incorporated in RBE No. 304/2018 dated 28/12/2018. Reports also received from different Zonal Unions that DA was nor calculated on pay plus 30% thereof for payment of leave salary since the date of effect of 6th CPC pay structure. This situation necessitates issuance of clarificatory instructions.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue amended instructions for calculation of DA on pay plus 30% thereof for payment of leave salary to the Running Staff with retrospective effect (i.e. w.e.f. 01/01/2006 on 6th CPC Basic Pay plus 30% thereof and w.e.f. 01/01/2016 on 7th CPC Pay plus 30% thereof w.e.f. 0 1/01/2016) respectively.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)