Friday, May 23, 2014




Running Allowance
·         Running allowance is an allowance granted to running staff for the performance of duty directly connected with the charge of moving trains and includes “Kilometreage allowance” or “Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage” but excludes special compensatory allowances. This allowance is paid on the Kilometreage basis calculated at the rates specified per hundred kilometers.


·         When running staff are put to officiate in a “running” post for 30 days or less, they will be paid pay in lower grade plus running allowance at the rates applicable to the higher grade in which they officiate enhanced by 15%

·         Running Allowance shall be admissible to the Loco Inspectors drawn from the loco running staff for the performance of duties directly connected with the training and monitoring of loco running staff on foot plate.

·         Running staff drawing running allowance are not entitled to traveling allowance

·         Kilometrage  shall  be  calculated  as per the  distance       shown  in  the  Working  Time  Tables

Existing Mileage  Rates:


Category
GP
Rate of RA
As per RBE 202/2008
01.09.2008
Rate of RA wef
01.01.2011
Rate of RA enhanced wef 01.01.2014
LP Mail
4200
170
212.50
255.00
LPP
4200
169
211.25
254.00
LPG
4200
168
210.00
253.00
LPS I
4200
130
162.50
195.00
LPS II
2400
126
157.50
189.00
Sr ALP
2400
126/81(Shg)
157.50/101.25
189/121.50
ALP
1900
121/78(Shg)
151.25/97.50
181.50/117





Mail GD
4200
154
192.50
231.00
Pass GD
4200
153
191.25
229.50
Sr Gds GD
4200
152
190.00
228.00
Gds GD
2800
151
188.75
226.50
SrAsst GD
2400
090
112.50
135.00
Asst GD
1900
086
107.50
129.00


30% pay of a running staff will be reckoned as pay element of Running Allowance in following cases:
  • Entitlement of Passes/PTOs.
  • Fixation of Pay in Stationary posts.
  • HRA.
  • Entitlement of Quarters.
  • Recovery of Quarters Rent.
  • DA.
  • Overtime Allowance.
  • Leave Salary.
  • Medical Attendance and treatment.
  • Reimbursement of Tution Fee.
  • Children Educaton Allowance and Subsidised hostels.
  • 30% of actual Running Allowance will be taken for Income Tax.

What Should be our mileage as per RAC 1980 ?

RAC1980 identified two elements in running allowance, ie. Pay element and TA element and somehow quantified them through some guess work. RAC 1980 derived a methodology (formula) to calculate rate of Running Allowance. Accordingly revision of running allowance was done for the past two decades based on the RAC1980 formula. Despite our disputes over various factors we principally accept the RAC1980 methodology.

After 6th CPC, Railways constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of Adv(IR) along with five Railway Bd Officials and two General Secretaries of NFIR and AIRF. It has submitted its recommendation on 25.11.2008. The committee vide Para14, assumed that the TA / DA rate at Rs. 210/-, and took the minimum of pay band (PB2) and calculated rate of running allowance as Rs 160/- per 100 kms but subsequently  TA / DA has been released fixing Rs. 340/- for the grade pay of Rs. 4200/-.  So instead of Rs. 210 an amount of Rs. 340 should have been taken as TA for fixing the running allowance rate.  In the case of Assistant Loco Pilots the increase in TA rates is from Rs. 55 to Rs.210 i.e, 3.81 times. Therefore the recommendation of the committee on Running Allowance to double the rate w.e.f 01.09.2008 is unjust.

RAC 1980 Formula
(30 % of Mean Pay of Passenger LP+ 20 Days TA)/National  Average KM x 100

Application of RAC-1980 formula with 20 days TA and 4700 / 3725 km for LP / ALP, the rate from 01.01.2006 to 31.08.2008, w.e.f 01.09.2008,and w.e.f 01.01.2011


LOCO PILOT
ASST. LOCO PILOT
Basic Pay
(9300 + 34800) / 2 + 4200
* ( 5830 +20200) / 2 + 1900
Mean Pay
26250
14915
30% of Pay element
7875
4475
Old TA rates
105
55
National average km
4700
3725
Mileage rate with old TA rate w.e.f 01.01.2006
(7875 +(105 X 20)) /4700 ) 100 = 212.23
(4475 + (55 X 20)) / 3725 ) 100 =   149.66
New TA rates
340
210
Mileage rate with new TA   w.e.f 01.09.2008
(7875 +(340 X 20) / 4700 ) X 100 = 312.23
(4475 + (210 X 20) / 3725 )X 100=      232.89
New TA rate after DA 51%
425
262.5
Mileage rate with new TA        w.e.f 01.01.2011
(7875+(425 X 20))/ 4700 X 100 = 348
(4475 + (262.5 X 20)) / 3725) X 100= 261
*entry pay for ALPs

5 comments:

Central Working President -IRLRO said...

Mr sunish. In 2008 we lost the formula to calculate running allowance. So all calculations are assumptions. The real.challenge ahead is can we regain the list formula in 7th CPC.

c.sunish said...

Com.Pandhi : You are right. But many people are not aware of that. Those who wants to know let them get the information and join for future fight. Without fight we are not going to get anything, also existing benefits also will snatch away.

Unknown said...

If training avail at lobby station not out station
Per day 1% of basic with 30% or not
Rule or circular avail please sent me

Unknown said...

What should be km allowance if sr goods guard officials in mail train

Balaji Radhakrishnan said...

Pandi Sir & Sunish sir
Is there any clear definition given by Railway board regarding 55% pension emolument for the Running staff who appointed after the implementation of NPS

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