Qualification Pay renamed as Railway Accounts Examination Allowance – 7th CPC

Qualification Pay renamed as Railway Accounts Examination Allowance – 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VII No. 136/2019
RBE No. 71/2019

No. E(P&A)I-2012/SP-1/Genl-1

New Delhi, dated 01.05.2019

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub :- Modifications in the instructions issued w.r.t. implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — Qualification Pay renamed as Railway Accounts Examination Allowance.

Ref :- Board’s letter of even number dated 03.01.2019 (RBE No. 02/2019)

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Consequent upon the decisions taken by the government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, it was decided to change the nomenclature of Qualification Pay to Railway Accounts Examination Allowance vide Board’s letter of even number dated 03.01.2019 and the rates of Railway Accounts Examination Allowance (erstwhile Qualification Pay) were revised as under:

Category Existing Rates Revised Rates
Clerks Gr.II (Accounts Clerks)/Typists on passing App-II Examination Rs.180 Pm Rs .405 pm
Sr. Accounts Assistant/Accounts Assistant/StockVerifier/Typist/ Stenographer on passing App-III Examination First Year Rs. 240 pm Rs. 540 pm
Second Year Rs. 420 pm Rs. 945 pm

2. It has now been noted that the Existing Rates of Railway Accounts Examination Allowance (erstwhile Qualification Pay) mentioned under column 2 of the above table as recorded by the 7th CPC in its Report were factually not correct. In view of the said factual error, the matter has been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that the rates as indicated in the above table, the actual rates of the Railway Accounts Examination Allowance (erstwhile Qualification Pay) should be read as under :

Category Existing Rates Revised Rates
Clerks Gr.II (Accounts Clerks)/Typists on passing App-II Examination Rs.120 pm Rs  270 pm
Sr. Accounts Assistant/Accounts Assistant/StockVerifier/Typist/ Stenographer on passing App-III Examination First Year Rs. 160 pm Rs. 360 pm
Second Year Rs. 280 pm Rs. 630 pm

3. The amount of Railway Accounts Examination Allowance will further rise by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

Also Read : 7th CPC Pay Matrix

4. This allowance will not be treated as a part of pay for the purpose of fixation of pay in promotion to next higher post.

5. The revised rates of this allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Hindi version will follow.

8. Please acknowledge receipt.

(N. P. Singh)
Joint Director (P&A)-I
Railway Board

Signed Copy

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