GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 06-11-2020
Sub: Recovery of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) from Railway employees who have become ineligible to get NDA after issue of Board’s letter dated 29.09.2020 (RBE No. 83/2020).
Please refer Board’s letter of even number dated 08.03.2018 (RBE No. 36/2018) whereby the revised rates of NDA for 7th CPC period effective from 01.07.2017 were conveyed to zonal Railways. Subsequent to issue of DoP&T’s OM dated 13.07.2020 on Night Duty Allowance, further instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 29.09.2020 (RBE No. 83/2020) prescribing Rs.43600 as ceiling of Basic Pay for entitlement of NDA. Federations have represented against the decision of ceiling-limit of pay and demanded for its review. While considering Federations’ demand Board have decided to refer the matter to DoP&T for clarification and, in the interim, recovery of NDA from Railway employees who have become ineligible for the same after issue of Board’s letter dated 29.09.2020 (RBE No. 83/2020) be deferred until further orders.
Railways are accordingly, advised to defer recovery against NDA until further orders.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Hindi version is enclosed.