Railway – Revision of pension/family pension of pre-2016 retired Running Staff
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
New Delhi, dated:17.10.2019.
The General Secretary, 14-NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.
The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’S letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II dated 11.01.2018, II/35/Pt.XIV dated 15.01.2018 and 12.02.2018 on the above subject.
2. In this regard, it is stated that instructions were issued vide letter dated 24.01.2018 for revision of pension/family pension of Running Staff retired prior to 01.01.2016 in terms of the first Formulation as accepted by the Government. However, on receipt of the representation from various quarters for reconsideration of the instructions dated 24.01.2018, the matter was referred to Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) and Department of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance. DOP&PW, has agreed with the views of this Ministry and stated that for the purpose of revision of pension of Thinning Staff w.e.f. 01.01.2016, the element of Running Allowance may not be considered for fixation of notional basic pay in the Pay Commissions subsequent to the date of retirement/death of the Running Staff personnel. Department of Expenditure has stated that the issue is basically related to DOP&PW and that Ministry of Railways may take an appropriate view in the matter based on the views of DOP&PW.
3. As advised by DOP&PW and Ministry of Finance, the issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided to continue with the instructions dated 24.01.2018 and treat it as final.