A Vigilance Allowance of ₹2,500 pm is granted to Vigilance Inspectors in Indian Railways to attract experienced and talented staff.
Analysis and Recommendations
The Commission took note of two aspects regarding this allowance:
- This allowance is paid only in Railways while there are posts of Vigilance Inspectors under other ministries as well.
- No supporting evidence has been submitted by the Ministry of Railways to show that Employees were unwilling to join the vigilance organization before the commencement of this allowance, and
- The position has improved after this allowance was introduced.
In such a situation, the Commission recommends abolishing this allowance