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7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to Railway employees

7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to Railway employees

S.NO.PC-VII/29 RBE No.80/2017
No.PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 New Delhi, dated 03-08-2017

The General Managers

All Indian Railways & PUs

(As per mailing list)

Subject: Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Grant of
Transport Allowance to Railway employees.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations
of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President, is pleased to decide
that Transport Allowance shall be admissible to Railway employees at the
following rates:-

Employees drawing pay in Pay Level
Rates of Transport Allowance per month
Employees posted in the cities as per Annexure
Employees posted at all Other Places
9 and above
Rs. 7200 + DA thereon Rs. 3600+ DA thereon
3 to 8
Rs. 3600 + DA thereon Rs. 1800 + DA thereon
1 to 2
Rs. 1350 + DA thereon Rs. 900 + DA thereon

2. The grant of Transport Allowance shall be subject to the following
(i) The allowance shall not be admissible to those employees who have been
provided with the facility of Government transport.
(ii) In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised
pay-structure/pay Scales, the corresponding level in the pay Matrix of the
post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in Railway Services (Revised Pay)
Rules, 2016 would determine the allowance under these orders.
(iii) Physically disabled employees as mentioned in Railway Board’s Letter
No.F(E)I-78/AL-7/5, dated 23.10.1978 and subsequent orders in respect of
the categories viz. visually impaired, orthopedically handicapped, deaf and
dumb/hearing impaired, spinal deformity, shall continue to be paid
Transport Allowance at double the normal rates, subject to fulfillment of
the stipulated conditions, which shall, in no case, be less than Rs.2250/-
p.m. plus applicable rates of Dearness Allowance.
(iv) Officers drawing pay in Levels 14 and above in the Pay Matrix, who are
entitled to the use of official car in terms of Board’s letter
No.E(G)95AL4-9 dated 06.11.1995 shall be given the option to avail the
official car facility or to draw Transport Allowance at the rates of
Rs.15750/- p.m plus Dearness Allowance thereon,the option exercised by an
officer will be examined by the administrative Ministry and his/her
entitlement to the use of official car in terms of Board’s letter dated
06.11.1995 ibid will require to be certified by the competent authority. In
case, an officer opts to draw Transport Allowance @ Rs.15750/- p.m plus
D.A. thereon, he/she will not be allowed to change his/her option during
the remaining period of his/her current assignment.
3. In the case of the employees presently availing of the facility of
workmen trains, an option is to be given to the employees as a group to
either avail themselves of the existing facility or to switch over to the
payment of transport allowance as admissible under these orders.
4. Admissibility of Transport Allowance during the following
(a) During Leave: The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar
month(s) wholly covered by leave.
(b) During deputation abroad: The allowance will not be admissible during
the period of deputation abroad.
(c) During tour: If an employee is absent from the Headquarters/place of
posting for full calendar Month(s) due to tour, he/she will not be entitled
to Transport Allowance during that/those calendar month/months. However, if
the absence does not cover any calendar month(s) in full, Transport
Allowance will be admissible for full month.
(d) During training treated as duty: The allowance may be granted during
such training, if no Transport Facility/Travelling Allowance/Daily
Allowance is provided for attending the training institute, During official
tour in the training course, the allowance will not be admissible when the
period of the tour covers the whole calendar month. Also, during training
abroad, no Transport Allowance will be admissible when the period of such
training covers the whole calendar month.
(e) During inspection/survey duty be members of special parties within the
city but exceeding 8 kms, from the headquarters OR during continuous field
duty either in or outside the Headquarters:
Transport Allowance is given to
compensate for the expenditure incurred for commuting for both to and fro
between the place of duty and residence. In case when one gets Road
Mileage/Daily Allowance or free transportation for field/inspection/survey
duty or tour for a period covering the whole calendar month, he/she will
not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that calendar month.
(f) To vacation staff: Vacation staff is entitled to Transport Allowance
provided no free transport facility is given to such staff. However, the
allowances shall not be admissible when such vacation spell, including all
kinds of leave, cover the whole calendar Month(s).
(g) During suspension: As a Government employee under suspension is not
required to attend office, he/she is not entitled to Transport Allowance
during suspension where suspension covers full calendar month(s) .This
position will hold good even if the suspension period is finally treated as
duty. Where suspension period covers a calendar month partially, Transport
Allowance payable for that month shall be reduced proportionately.
5. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.
6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the
Ministry of Railways.
7. Hindi version will follow.
(Authority: MoF’s OM No.21/5/2017-E.II(B),dt.7th July, 2017)

Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V 
Railway Board


Name of the States/Union Territories
Name of the City/Town
1 Andaman & Nicobar Islands ———
2 Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana Hyderabad (UA)
3 Arunachal Pradesh ———-
4 Assam ———-
5 Bihar Patna(UA)
6 Chandigarh ———-
7 Chhattisgarh ———-
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli ———–
9 Daman &Diu ———-
10 Delhi Delhi (UA)
11 Goa ———–
12 Gujarat Ahmadabad (UA), Surat (UA)

Haryana ———–
14 Himachal Pradesh ———–
15 Jammu & Kashmir ———–
16 Jharkhand ———–
17 Karnataka Bangalore / Bengaluru (UA)
18 Kerala Kochi (UA), Kozhikode (UA)
19 Lakshadweep ———–
20 Madhya Pradesh Indore (UA)
21 Maharashtra Greater Mumbai (UA), Nagpur (UA), Pune (UA)
22 Manipur ———-
23 Meghalaya ———–
24 Mizoram ———–
25 Nagaland ———–
26 Odisha ———–
27 Puducherry/ Pondicherry ————
28 Punjab ———-
29 Rajasthan Jaipur(UA)
30 Sikkim ———-
31 Tamil Nadu Chennai (UA), Coimbatore (UA)
32 Tripura ———–
33 Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad (UA), Kanpur (UA), Lucknow (UA)
34 Uttarakhand ———–
35 West Bengal Kolkata (UA)

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