Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc …
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015
The General secretary
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055
Sub: Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade pay 1900/- in artisan category etc – reg. (PNM/NFIR item No.11/2015)
The undersigned is directed to refer to the minutes of the separate meeting held on 15.07.2015 on the leftover PNM/NFIR items and to state that DoP&T’s OM dt.03.04.2012 have been adopted by the Board vide letter dt. 14.09.2012 (RBE No.102/2012 issued by its Estt. Dte. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with Estt.Dte. of Railway Board and they have clarified that Board’s instructions dt. 14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade pay ₹1800/- and the work trainees have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade pay ₹1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training successfully, before joining a working post.
In view of the above position, Federation’s demand is not feasible for acceptance.
For Secretary/Railway Board.