7th CPC – Qualification Pay renamed as “Railway Accounts Examination Allowance”
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
Dated: February 9, 2019
The Financial Commissioner(Railways),
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC accepted by the Government – Qualification Pay renamed as “Railway Accounts Examination Allowance”
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2012/SP-1/Genl.-1 dated 03.01.2019(RBE No.02/2019
The Qualification Pay, granted to Accounts Staff, for passing Appendix-2 and 3 A, was treated as part of pay until VI CPC and was being taken into account for fixation of pay on promotion to next higher grade.
This benefit has unfortunately been withdrawn vide Railway Board’s letter quoted above, which is highly unfair and unjustified.
AIRF, therefore, desires that, the above referred to letter of the Railway Board be withdrawn forthwith, and Qualification Pay, renamed as “Railway Accounts Examination Allowance”, be continued to be treated as part of pay for all purposes hitherto for prior to issuance of Railway Board’s orders dated 13.01.2019.
An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.
Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions – for information
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)