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Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No.38 
RBE No.91/2017
No.F(E)I//2017/AL-4/5 
New Delhi, dated 11.8.2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railway’s etc
(As per Standard Melling List)

Sub: Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, in supersession of the existing orders for grant of Special Compensatory Allowances viz, Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance, Special Compensatory (Bad Climate) Allowance, Special Compensatory (Scheduled/Tribal Area) Allowance and Sunderban Allowance which have been subsumed in Tough Location Allowance, the President is pleased to decide the rates of these Special Compensatory Allowances (subsumed in Tough Location Allowance) to Railway employees as under:

S.No
Name Of the Allowance
Category
Cell Name
Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Rate Per Month (In Rs.)
1Special compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance: 
(i) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance places covered under part-A & B (annexure I & II)
Tough Location Allowance-IR3H1Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
5300 
4100
(ii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance places covered under Part -C (Annexure III)Tough Location Allowance-IIR3H2Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
3400 
2700
(iii) Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance places covered under Part-D (Annexure IV)Tough Location Allowance-IIIR3H3 
Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
1200 
1000
IIBad Climate AllowanceTough Location Allowance-IIIR3H3Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
1200 
1000
IIITribal Area AllowanceTough Location Allowance-IIIR3H3Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
1200 
1000
IVSunderban AllowanceTough Location Allowance-IIIR3H3Level 9 and above 
Level 8 and below
1200 
1000
2. These rates shall increase by 25 per cent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 per cent.

3. The terms pay Level in the revised pay structure means the level in the pay Matrix.

4. 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.

5. Sunderban Allowance, Categorized as tough Location Allowance III, shall be admissible to the Railway Employees working in sunderban areas south of Dampler Hodge’s line, namely, Bhagatush Khall (Rampura), Kumirmari (Bagna), Jhinga Khall, Sajnakhall, Gosaba, Amlamathi (Bidya), Canning, kultali, piyali, Nalgaraha, Raidighi, Bhanchi,Pathar Paratima, Bhagabatpur, Saptamukhi, Namkhana, Sikarpur, Kakdwip, Sagar, Mousini,Kallnagar, Haroa, Hingalganj, Basanti, Kuemari, Kultoal, Ghusighata (Kulti) Area, The allowance shall be admissible only upto the period for which the Government of West Bengal continues to pay this allowance to its employees.

6. Scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad Climate Allowance, Categorized as Tough Location Allowance-III, shall be admissible only in those states where scheduled/Tribal Area Allowance and Bad climate Allowance are admissible and shall be discontinued in those states where it has been discontinued for the State Government employees with effect from the date(s) of such discontinuance.

7. In the event of a place falling in more than on category, the higher rate of Tough Location Allowance will be applicable.

8. Tough Location Allowance shall not be admissible along with special Duty Allowance, However, employees have the option for continuing special compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance at old rates of 6th CPC,where it was admissible, along with special Duty Allowance at revised rate of 10% of Basic Pay.

9. Employees may exercise their option to choose either Hard Area Allowance which is admissible along with Island Special Duty Allowance or one of the Special compensatory Allowance, subsumed under tough Location Allowance as mentioned in para 1 above.

10.These orders shall take effect from 1st July 2017.

11. Hindi version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Fiance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

Source: http://scrmuscdivision.com/LatestOrders/LO631_tough%20lctn%20alwnc.pdf

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