7th Pay Commission : Staff unrest on reduction of percentages of Allowances-reg


7th Pay Commission : Staff unrest on reduction of
percentages of Allowances-reg

** NFIR : National Federation of Indian Railwaymen, 3, Chelmsford Road, New
Delhi – 110 055 ** No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Impl)/Allowancd 2016/PartI, dated
24/07/2017 ***The General Secretary of National Federation of Indian
Railwaymen, Dr. M. Raghavaiah writes to The Cabinet Secretary, Government
of India, New Delhi conveying that almost all sections of Central
Government employees and Railway employees in particular are extremely
unhappy over negative decisions of the Government with regard to various
Allowances.
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NFIR 3

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Impl)/Allowance 2016/Part I

Dated: 24/07/2017

The Cabinet Secretary,

Government of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Staff unrest on reduction of percentages of Allowances-reg. 
 

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NFIR desires to convey that almost all sections of Central Government
employees and Railway employees in particular are extremely unhappy over
negative decisions of the Government with regard to various Allowances. 
Reduction of HRA percentages to 24, 16 & 8 to X, Y & Z class
cities/localities has generated serious disappointment among cross section
of employees in central services, more particularly in Railways. We feel
sorry to mention that procrastination in decision making and giving effect
to the Allowances from 1st July 2017 has also caused frustration among
Railway employees who expected that the date of effect would atleast be
July 2016. 
Reduction of percentages of various Allowances “in the name of
rationalization” is an unfair step. This is the first time when the
percentages recommended by the previous Pay Commissions and implemented by
the Governments have either been diluted or reduced without any logic or
cogent justification. 
The Special Duty Allowance (SDA) granted to the staff working in the North
Eastern Region (Railways, Postal etc.,) has also been reduced from 12.5% to
10% on the pretext of rationalization and sadly, the Government has not
appreciated the reality that the employees in North Eastern Region are
performing duties under very difficult conditions at remotest places. The
reduction of SDA percentage, we feel, is an unjustified action. NFIR
strongly feels that review should be undertaken by the Government for
restoration in order to motivate the employees of N.E. Region. 
NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly consider the above points and arrange
to take necessary action for reviewing Government’s decisions on allowances
and effecting the revision from July 1, 2016.
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Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
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Source: NFIR
 

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