Merger of DA with the Basic Pay of Running Staff for retirement benefits
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, Dated 17.10.2016
The General Secretary,
New Delhi – 110055.
Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay w.e.f 01.04.2004 computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits – reg.
Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII dated 05.09.2016
I am directed to refer to your letter dated 05-06-2016 wherein the Federation has mentioned that Northern Railway has vide letter 720/EW/Misc/Union-Items/2015/E.Iv/Loose dated 16-11-2015 correctly computed the emoluments of Running Staff with reference to Dearness pay and 30% thereon for the purpose of allowing the retirement benefits to those Running Staff who had retired during the period 01-04-2004 and 31-12-2005.
The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is observed that the methodology for computation contained in Northern Railway’s letter referred to above, is not in conformity with the instructions on the matter as laid down in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/Rs-13 dated 12-10-2004. Northern Railway has accordingly been advised to take immediate corrective action in the matter vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2014/Rs-24 dated 22-07-2016 and 04-10-2016.
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