Please refer to item 3 of Annexure ‘B’ of Ministry of Railways letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/2 & RBE No. 108/2008) circulating schedules of revised pay strcutre for running staff effective from 1.1.2006. Based on the recommendations of the 6th CPC, the concept of Additional Allowance (on which DA is payable) has also been introduced for certain specified categories of running staff as laid down therein. Doubts are being expressed regarding the date of effect of grant of Additional Allowance to the above categories. It is clarified that the Additional Allowance is admissible to the specified categories of running staff alongwith the revised pay structure from the date the concerned employees opt the revised pay structure. Further, except Dearness Allowance, no other benefit is admissible on Additional Allowance.
2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.