Revised rates of mileage

Ref. No.A000/191 Date 31-12-2008

The General Secretary,

AIRF/New Delhi

Dear Comrade,

Sub: Revised rates of mileage.

Ref: Board’s Letter No. E (P&A) II- 2005/RS/34 dated 26-12-2008.

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The Union has already sent you a Letter of even number on 27-12-2008 in connection with the above and requested you to take up the issue at the Railway Board level as the Running Staff are very much agitated over the poor rate of mileage calculated in their favour by the Railway Board.

After sending the- above Letter to you I have received a Letter on the subject from the Secretary of Loco Traffic Running Staff Branch which contains more details on the issue, which I hope, will help you to deal the matter further. I wish you to connect this along with my letter of 27-12-2008 and take appropriate steps on the issue as expeditiously as possible as the Running staff are restive and agitated.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally

(P.R. Menon)

General Secretary

DA:

Copy of Secretary, LTRS Branch’s Letter

Ref. No.LTRS/Mileage Rate Date: 27-12-2008

To

The General Secretary,

NRMU/AIRF

Sub;- Anomaly In calculating the revised rates of kilometerage allowance and

Allowance in lieu of kilometerage

Ref:- Rly Board Lr No.E(P&A) II-2005/RS-34 DT 26-12-2008

Dear Comrade,

With reference to the Rly Board Lr. No. stated above it has come to know that revised rates of kilometerage allowance and allowance in lieu of kilometerage have been calculated and specified according to the TA/DA rate as on 01-01-2006 @ Rs. 105/- taking in to account as 20 days TA. However, the Grade pay is not taking into account along with the mean pay of the pay band. Further it has been also brought to your notice that the TA rate has been revised w.e.f. 01-09-2008 @ Rs.340/- for employees drawing grade pay of Rs.4200 to 4800. Accordingly the rates of kilometerage allowance and allowance in lieu of kilometerage w.e.f 01-09-2008 inclusion of the grade pay was supposed to be revised where as it has been stated wrongly vide pars no.4 that the running staff may be granted kilometerage allowance / ALK w.e.f. 01-09-2008.

The revised format for calculating the rates of kilometerage allowance and ALK is hereby specified for your kind perusal.

Rates of kilometerage allowance and ALK for Pass Driver in the pay band of 9300-34800 w.e.f. 01-01-2006 is to be calculated as follows

Average monthly kilometers of Pass Dr(LPP) =5100

The mean pay of pay band 9300- 34800 =9300+ 34800 = 22050

                                                            2

Grade pay of Pass Driver (LPP) =4200

30% of pay (22050+4200) =7875

20daysTA@105 as on 0l-01-2006 =2100

Rates of kilometerage allowance per 100 km

=30% of mean of mean pay +20daysTA x 100

        Average monthly kms

=7875+2100 x100

      5100

=Rs.195.59 i.e. Rs.196/-

Rates of Kilometerage allowance and ALK for Pass Driver in the pay band of 9300-34800 w.e.f 01-09-2008 is to be calculated as follows

The TA rate is revised w.e.f 01-09-2008 as Rs340/- for employees drawing grade pay of Rs.4200 to 4800

As per the revised calculation,

Average monthly kilometerage of Pass Dr(LPP) = 5100

The mean pay of pay band 9300- 34800 = 9300 +34800 = 22050

                                                                        2

Grade pay of Pass Driver (LPP) = 4200

30% of pay = 7875

20days of TA@340 =6800

Rates of kilometerage allowance per 100km

=30% of mean of mean pay +20daysTA x 100

        Average monthly kms

=7875+6800 x l00

    5100

= Rs. 287.75 i.e. Rs.288/-

From the above it is very clear that the rates of kilometerage allowance and ALK is supposed to be calculated as per TA rate @ Rs.105/-w.e.f 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 and as per TA rate @ Rs.340/- w.e.f. 01-09-2008 Inclusive of Grade pay in both the cases. And therefore the revised rates of kilometerage allowance w.e.f 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 will be @ Rs. 195.59 (Rs.196/-) and further w.e.f 01-09-2008 will be @ Rs.287.75 (Rs.288/-) instead of Rs.170/- for 100 kms.

Likewise the ALK w.e.f. 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 will be Rs.313/-, further w.e.f. 01-09-2008 will be Rs.460/- instead of 272/-. Additional allowance may also be considered for the same.

The revised rates of kilometerage allowance and ALK for LP MExp, LPG, LPStg, ALPs and Guards shall also be revised in the same manner.

It is requested from the Branch to look into the matter very seriously and to do the needful to eradicate the anomalies in the calculation of the revised rate of kilometerage allowance/ALK of running staff. Since the running staffs are being deprived of huge monetary benefit.

Lal-Salam.

Yours Comradely,

Secretary/LTRS

C/- Divisional Secretary

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