Denial of Breakdown Allowance to the Railway Staff – NFIR Letter
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Denial of payment of Breakdown Allowance to the staff working in GP 2000/Level 3 of 7th CPC-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 dated 30/08/2017 (RBE No.106/2017).
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g)/Part V dated 11/04/2018.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 dated 14/09/2018 (RBE No.138/2018).
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.1/5(g)/Pt.V dated 22/09/2018.
Vide letter dated 22/09/2018 Federation had requested the Railway Board to issue modified instructions for payment of Breakdown Allowance to the staff with Grade Pay 2000 who have been denied the same on the basis of their higher Grade Pay.
In this connection, NFIR reiterates that the Break Down Allowance is granted to the Technical and other safety category staff as compensatory Allowance as they are expected to perform extraordinary duties, therefore they should be granted this Allowance based on the pay actually drawn by them without any condition/restriction.
While enclosing copy of letter dated 22/09/2018, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider the points brought out by the Federation and issue instructions allowing enhanced rate of Break Down Allowance to those staff with GP 2000 (6th CPC)/Pay Level 3.
A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah).