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Subject :  Recovery of Night Duty Allowance deferred until further orders

Circular  No : RBE 96/2020 No. E(P&A) III-2017/HW-1 dt. 06.11.2020

Subject matter of the circular
S.No. PC-VII/I i 60 NO. E(P&A)II-2017/HW
RBE No. 96/2020 New Delhi Dated 6.11.2020 
The General Manwrs/CA0s, All Indian Railways & Production Units. 

Sub: Recovery of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) from Railway employees who have become ineligible to get NDA after issue of letter  dated 29.09.2020 (RBE  No. 83/2020). 

Please refer Board’s letter of even number dated 08.03.2018 (RBE No 36/2018) whereby the revised rates of NDA for 7Ih CPC period effective from 01.07.2017 were conveyed to Zonal Railways. Subsequent to Issue of DoP&T’s O.M. dated 13.07.2020 on Night Duty Allowance, further instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 29.09.2020 (RBE No. 83/2020) prescribing Rs. 43600/. as ceiling of Basic Pay for entitlement of NDA. Federations have represented against the decision of ceiling-limit of pay and demanded for its review. While considering Federations’ demand, Board have decided to refer the matter to DoP&T for clarification and, in the interim, recovery of NDA from Railway employees who have become Ineligible for the same after Issue of Board’s letter dated 29.09.2020 be deferred until further orders. 
Railways are accordingly, advised to defer recovery against NDA until further orders. 
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. 
Hindi version is enclosed. 
(N. P. Singh) it. Director, Estt.(P&A) Railway Board 
No. E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 New Delhi. dated 1..11.7020 Copy (with 40 spares) forwarded to the Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Room No.222, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi. ,PC For Member(Finance), Railway Board