Clarification of Accident Free service award to the employee retired after 01.01.2016 – Railways
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi, dtd. 13.01.2020
All Zonal Railways and
Sub: Accident Free service award to the employee retired after 01.01.2016.
Ref: Board’s letter of even no. dated 28.11.2018
Vide Board’s letter referred above, it was clarified that the Accident Free Service Award to the staff retired after 01.01.2016 shall be paid as per the salary structure of 7th CPC and no arrears shall be admissible to whom the award is already disbursed.
2. Various Railways have brought out that some of the staff that had retired between 01.01.2016 & 28.11.2018 have been paid Accident Free Service Award as per 6th CPC pay structure while some of them have still not been paid the award due to various reasons and would therefore, be eligible for award as per 7th CPC pay structure. This would lead to different treatment meted out to two sets of staff retired during the same period.
3. In this respect, Board has examined the matter and it has been decided that the Accident Free Service Award will be paid as per 7th CPC pay structure w.e.f. 01.07.2017, the date on which revised rate of allowances as per the 7th CPC came into effect. Therefore, the staff who have retired between 01.07.2017 & 28.11.2018 and have been paid as per 6th CPC pay structure will be eligible for payment of arrears of the Accident Free Service Award as per 7th CPC pay structure.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.