Risk Allowance in respect of eligible unskilled staff on the railways: Enhancement in the rate

RBE No. 44/2013


New Delhi Dated 02.05.2013

Sub : Enhancement in the rate of Risk Allowance in respect of eligible unskilled staff on the railways in accordance with DOP&T’s guidelines.

Ref : Railway Board’ letter No.E(P&A)I-84/SP-1/TP-1 dated 21.08.1991.

It has been decided to enhance the rate of Risk Allowance in respect of eligible unskilled workers on the railways/Production Units as per list attached.
2. The V CPC had recommended that Risk Allowance should be admissible to only those staff who face continuous risk rather than contingent risk while performing their duties. As such in accordnace with these guidelines, the categories/staff engaged in the jobs as mentioned in the list annexed with this letter were identified as eligible for grant of Risk Allowance. The rate of Risk Allowance in respect of these categories/staff is enhanced from the existing rate of Rs.20 per month to Rs.40 per month w.e.f. 01.09.2008 to 31.12.2010.

3. The rate of the Risk Allowance would increase by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
4. Subsequent to enhancement in the rate of Dearness Allowance to 51%, the rate of Risk Allowance would be Rs.50 per month from 1.1.2011 onwards.
5. The categories who are in receipt of HPCA/PCA are not eligible for grant of Risk Allowance.
6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
7. Please acknowledge receipt.

Director Estt. (P&A)
Railway Board

List of categories / Staff engaged in the following jobs are eligible for Grant of Risk Allowance.
1. Those directly engaged in spray painting.
2. Those directly engaged in galvanising tanks, effluent treatment plant, manufacturing of insulation components involving hazardous chemicals etc.
3. Those directly engaged in use of electrolytes.
4. Those directly exposed to metallic dust, fumes generated from resin bakers, smoke from the furnance, carbon burst shops.
5. Those directly working in Melting Shop in all foundaries where scrap is used.
6. Moulding shop in Rail Wheel Factory / Bangalore.
7. Those directly engaged in chrome plating.
8. Safaiwalas directly working in underground drains/sewer pipes, cleaing of manholes.
9. Safaivalas directly working in sewerage treatment plant in workshops.
10. Malaria Khalasis directly engaged in spraying pesticides, handling acids, anti-larval drugs, etc.
11. Chest Clinic Staff.
12. X Ray Attendants.

Source: AIRF

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