7th Pay Commission Recommendations Allowances for Running Staff of Indian Railways
Both the recognised federations of Indian Railways, viz., All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) have requested that “the issue pertaining to payment of Running Allowance (Kilometerage Allowances and ALK) is best left to the Railway Administration, since from time immemorial, the kilometerage entitlements/rates are decided through bi-lateral discussions between Railway Board and Federations.” On the other hand the Ministry of Railway specifically referred the examination of Running Allowance (RA) to the Seventh CPC for its consideration, vide Letter No.E(P&A)II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC of 20.10.2014.
However, subsequently vide letter No.E(P&A)II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC of 11.05.2015,the Ministry of Railways reverted to the Commission stating that successive Pay Commissions have “refrained from giving any express recommendations on the methodology/formula for calculation of the rates of Kilometreage Allowance/ALK,” and “7th CPC may consider to let past practice continue.”
Considering the above, except for the Special Running Staff Allowance, which is covered in the Chapter 11.40, the discussion on these allowances is not included in the report.
Source: 7th CPC Report