Working hours of ACC attendants and ACC In charges working on running trains under the hours of employment regulations and for payment of night duty allowance
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
No. E(LL) 73/HER/26.
New Delhi, dated 11-01-1977.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.
Sub: Working hours of Air-conditioned coach attendants and Air-conditioned coach In charges working on running trains under the hours of employment regulations and for payment of night duty allowance.
Reference Railway Boards letter No.E(LWA)61/Adj/8, dated 7.5.1969 wherein it was decided in consultation with the Ministry of Labour that the Air-conditioned Coach Attendants would be classified as Continuous under the Hours of Employment Regulations and that in computing their hours of employment, they would be allowed credit in full for such of the time spent in travelling during which they were expected to be fairly busy and for a fraction, say, 25% of the time occupied in travelling when they did little or no work. In para 2 of Railway Board’s letter No.PC-67/HW-2/15, dated 20.11.1967, it was clarified that in the case of the non-running travelling staff the time spent on night duty for purposes of payment of Night Duty Allowance shall be reckoned in the same manner and to the same extent as in the period counted as duty under the Hours of Employment Regulations.
2. At the last P.N.M. meeting held between A.I.R.F. and Railway Board on the 22/23rd September, 1976, the following minutes were recorded:
“Full credit of time spent on running train by the Rake Attendants, Air –conditioned Coach Attendants, mid-on-generator staff and the Air-conditioned coach In charges:
It was clarified that weightage for night duty in the case of non-running travelling staff would be given on the same basis on which credit for time spent in travelling under H.E.R. is given as provided in subsidiary Instructions 18(ii) and 20. After discussion, it was agreed that in the case of air-conditioned coach in charges and air-conditioned coach attendants full credit will be given for the time spent in travelling and not 25% as at present.”
3. Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways have decided that in computing the hours of employment of the ACC In charges and ACC Attendants, credit may be allowed in full for such of the time spent by them in travelling. The payment of Night duty allowance to ACC In charges and ACC Attendants may therefore, be regulated in the same manner as indicated above.
4. Necessary steps may be taken to implement the above decision on your Railways and send a report of action taken in the matter to this office, as early as possible, for the information of this Ministry.
5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. Hindi version will follow.
6. Please acknowledge receipt.
Deputy Director, Establishment (RLT)