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AIRF demanded to pay full TA/ALK during training at ZRTI/DTC/BTC Training Centres (Visit:

No.AIRF/DC/JCM/7/2007                                  Date- 14/09/2009

The General Secretaries,

All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Messing charges in respect of non-gazetted staff undergoing training in Railway Training Institutes

A meeting between the Federations and the Railway Board on the above-mentioned subject was held today when it was decided by the Official Side (Railway Board) that the orders issued vide Railway Board’s letter No. E(G) 91/AL6-1 dated 04.08.2009, on messing facilities in the Centralized Training Institutes on the Railways will also be implemented uniformly in all the Training Institutes over the Indian Railways, may be Zonal Training Centres, Centralized Training Centres, System Training Centres or any Training Institutes. It means that the trainees will get full T.A. /ALK and they will have to deposit messing charges separately.

Orders for the above will be issued shortly after Board’s approval.

From AIRF, besides the undersigned Shri Rakhal Das Gupta attended the meeting.

This is for your information.


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Monopoly of Railway Board


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Modification in the Travelling Allowance

New order dated 22.01.09

At last CG Officers working in field formations could breath easy after this new stand taken by the department on TA Rules.

As you are all aware of the modified Travelling Allowance Rules as per Office Memorandum dated 23.09.08 consequent on Sixth pay commission recommendations, which was based on reimbursement principle (i.e.) Officers have to produce receipts for the amount spent on accommodation, food, transportation etc.

This principle may be fine for the officers who travel to a cities, as the charges for lodging, transportation etc could be claimed at actual subject to a maximum ceiling.

However, Officers who had to travel on duty to remote places like villages sea shores were really put to hardship because they could not get the receipts for the amount spent by them for food as it would be meaningless to ask for serially numbered bill from a small Hotelier or “Dhabawala” in those places.  Even for those who travel long distances in trains in which fare is not inclusive of food, it would be very difficult to get receipts for food from pantry car or railway platform salesmen.

Now, this hardship has been done away with by the issue of new Office Memorandum dated 22.01.2009, as the Govt has decided to sanction daily allowance on tour, based on earlier office memorandum dated 17.04.1998 in case the officers  opted to claim slab rate based daily allowance instead of reimbursement based travelling allowance prescribed vide office memorandum dated 23.09.08.

In a nutshell, this new order provides the choice to the Officers for claiming the Travelling allowance either based on old TA rates as per the office memo dated 17.04.98 or at actual using the bills for food etc as per the office memorandum dated 23.09.08.  However, Officers can not mix up these two orders for a single tour.

Download memorandum from Ministry of Finance website –

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Mileage to be calculated as per TA Rs.340/- & Mileage Arrears also to be paid from 01.01.06

NRMU Wrote to AIRF

  1. maayalaoja A^irAsa- 1.1.06 sao donaa haogaa.          
  2. kma maayalaoja roT nahI calaogaa.       
  3. TIe koAnausaar maayalaoja roT donaa haogaa.

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Daily Allowance to Rly Employees



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