7th CPC Recommendation on National Holiday Allowance for Railway employees
7th Central Pay Commission has recommended to Non-Gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a National Holidays. The employees are more excited to expect the allowance to be increased 1.5 times from the existing rates. But, the commission recommended only by increasing 50% more from the existing rates. And the rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.
The 7th CPC report said that the commission notes that although there are only three National Holidays, this allowance is granted for twelve days in a year due to operational constraints. Also, the allowance is already partially indexed to the DA. Hence, it is recommended that the amount should be increased by 50 percent to the following:
|Level||Existing Rates of Allowance (Per Day)||Revised Rate of Allowance (Per Day)|
|1 and 2||Rs.256||Rs.384|
|3 to 5||Rs.318||Rs.477|
|6 to 8
(limited to non-gazetted staff)