7th CPC : Payment of OTA on the basis of 7CPC pay matrix wef 1-1-2016 – NFIR letter

7th CPC : Payment of OTA on the basis of 7CPC pay matrix wef 1-1-2016 – NFIR letter


7th CPC : Payment of OTA on the basis of 7CPC pay matrix wef
1-1-2016 – NFIR letter

** National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, 3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI
– 110 055, Affiliated to : Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
& International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) ** No. I/8/Part II
** Dated: 12/07/2017 ** The Secretary (E), Railway Board, New Delhi
** Dear Sir, ** Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowance on the basis of
emoluments of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels to the staff in Railways with
effect from January 1, 2016-reg.



NFIR 2

No. I/8/Part II

Dated: 12/07/2017

The Secretary (E),

Railway Board,

New Delhi
 

Dear Sir,

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowance on the basis of emoluments of 7th CPC
Pay Matrix levels to the staff in Railways with effect from January 1,
2016-reg. 
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 17/02/2010 (RBE
No.29/2010) and 20/05/2011 (RBE No. 72/2011). 

********** 

Representations have since been received that payment of Over Time
Allowance has been denied on certain Zonal Railways (more particularly on
North Eastern Railway) due to some confilsion with regard to calculation of
emoluments in the wake of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix
Levels w.e.f. 01/01/2016. 
In the above context, NF IR conveys to the Railway Board that Over Time
Allowance is a wage which should be paid by employer when employee is made
to perform extra hours of duty in terms of statutory provisions. NFIR also
invites Railway Board’s attention to its instructions vide RBE No. 29/2010
and 72/2011 dated 17/ 10/2010 and 20/05/2011 respectively. 
NFIR also conveys that the Ministry of Finance vide notification dated 06th
July 2017 (Page No. 39 – S.No. 125) has stated that “Ministries/Departments
to prepare a list of those staff coming in the category of Operational
Staff. Rates of Over Time Allowance not to be revised upward”. 
So far as Railways is concerned, its employees are governed by the HOER,
Factories Act, while certain categories of employees are governed by rules
under Departmental overtime. These employees are entitled for payment of
overtime allowance with effect from 01/01/2016 on the basis of emoluments
drawn by them in the pay levels of VII CPC. NFIR also invites the attention of Railway Board to the DC/JCM Item No. 24/2010 and decision thereon vide
PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 20/05/2011. 
It is reported that on North Eastern Railway, payment of Over Time
Allowance has been denied to the A/C Escorting Staff since the last several
months resulting resentment among staff. The denial of OTA payment by North
Eastern Railway is a blatant violation of statutory provisions. 
NF IR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to kindly issue instructions
to the General Managers etc., to ensure payment of OTA to the staff on the
basis of 7th CPC emoluments with effect from January 1, 2016. NFIR also
requests to issue instructions to GM, N.E. Railway to arrange payment of
OTA to the A/C Escorting Staff immediately. 
Federation may kindly be apprised at the earliest of action taken on the
subject matter. 
Yours faithfully, 
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)-
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General Secretary 
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