7th Pay Commission – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance(NPA) at revised rates to IRMS officers

7th Pay Commission – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance(NPA) at revised rates to IRMS officers

7th Pay Commission – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance(NPA) at revised
rates to IRMS officers

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S.No.PC-VII/30
RBE No.82/2017
No.PC-V/2017/A/NPA/1
New Delhi, dated 04-08-2017 
The General Managers

All Indian Railways & PUs

(As Per Mailing list)


Subject: Recommendations of the 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising
Allowance(NPA) at revised rates to IRMS officers. 

 

Please refer to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/1(NPA), dt 22.09.2008 (RBE
No.122/2008) regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA)
admissible to IRMS Officers and as provided for in para 9 of the Schedule
for Rs (RP) Rules,2016, dt. 02.08.2016 (RBE No.93/2016), the question of
revision of rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the
recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified
subsequently and separately. Until then, all allowances were required to be
paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure
based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f 1st
January 2016. Accordingly, NPA was also required to be paid at the existing
rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dt. 22.09.2008 (RBE
No.122/2008).

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2. The decisions of the Government on the revised rates of various
allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission
and in the light of the recommendations of the committee under the
Chairmanship of the finance secretary, constituted for this purpose, have
since been notified.

3. Accordingly the president is pleased to decide that in modification of
the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid Boards letter dt.
22.09.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay
in the revised pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the
7th Central Pay commission, as contained in the RS(RP) Rules, 2016, subject
to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed
Rs.2,37,500 (Rupees two lakh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only).
The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these
orders:

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(i) the term “Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure shall mean “Basic
Pay” as defined in Rule 3(x) of Rs (RP) Rules, 2016, i.e., “Basic Pay” in
revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the
Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose
computation of Dearness Allowance and other allowances, except those
allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide otherwise,
including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under
these orders shall mean dearness Allowance as sanctioned by the Central
Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission – related pay
structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restricted to those medical posts for which
medical qualifications recognised under the Indian Medical Council Act,
1956 or under the Dentist Act, 1948 have been prescribed as an essential
qualification. The following conditions shall also be fulfilled as
hitherto:

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(a) The Post is a clinical one

(b) The Post is a whole time post

(c) There is ample scope for private practice and

(d) It is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.

4. The revised rare of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from
1st July 2017

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of
Railways.

6. Hindi version of these order will follow.


(Authority:

MoF’s OM No.12-2/2016-EIII.A, dt 7th July 2017

)

 

(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay commission-V
Railway Board

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