Good news for lakhs of employees of Indian Railways, Night Duty Allowance will be available soon!

Good news for lakhs of employees of Indian Railways, Night Duty Allowance will be available soon!


New Delhi : Lakhs of employees of Indian Railways are going to get great news soon. After the changes made by the Railways in the rules of Night Duty Allowance, the railway personnel with upper basic pay are not getting this allowance, they may start getting it soon. The matter is under consideration with the Finance Ministry and the Railway Ministry has been requested to resolve the issue at the earliest. According to sources, a positive decision can be taken on this soon.

In fact, after a major decision of the Ministry of Railways, the railway employees whose basic salary is more than Rs 43,600, they were stopped from giving Night Duty Allowance. More than 3 lakh railway personnel have been directly affected by this decision of the Railways. Night allowance is given to the drivers running the essential train, its operators and the maintenance staff etc. After this order, keeping in mind the interests of railway workers above the basic salary of Rs 43600, the railway organizations have also raised a strong demand for its restoration.

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The Secretary, Railway Board has said in a recent letter that this issue has already been taken up by the Ministry of Railways and it has been taken up with the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance for concurrence of the Board on 9.9.2021 and 23 November 2021. Sent through office memorandum. It has been told on behalf of the Secretary that the Department of Expenditure has sent a copy of the Office Memorandum dated December 16, 2021 to the Department of Personnel and Training. It was also informed that a reference has been given to DoPT on this issue and reply from DoPT is awaited.

Now recently, in the light of the situation provided by the Department of Expenditure, the Ministry of Railways, on January 4, 2022, the Department of Personnel and Training (Department of Personnel and Training) for speedy resolution of the matter. Training) has been requested by sending a letter. However, according to sources, a decision can be taken soon and an order can be issued regarding the issuance of Night Duty Allowance (NDA). A highly placed official source said that there is a lot of pressure on the ministry of railway personnel and their organizations regarding this matter, so the Railway Board is in touch with the Finance Ministry to take a decision on it soon. Orders can be issued in this regard soon.

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