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7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No.- 64

RBE No. 141/2017

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017
The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list) 
Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay
Commission – Dress Allowance.
In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid
to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe
Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance. 
2. Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the
recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been
subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve
payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the
rates as listed below: 
Officers of RPF/RPSF 20,000/- per annum
Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of
Indian Railways
10,000/- per annum
Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and
are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running
Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen
staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
Nurses 1800/- per month
3. With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related
allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will
no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such
separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore
stand superseded. 
4. With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were
earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with
5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of
entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July. 
6. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any
special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of
Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per
existing norms. 
7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness
Allowance rises by 50%. 
8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017. 
Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kuma G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board