RBE No. 46/2014
PC-VI No. 339
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
No..E(W)2008/ED-2/4 New Delhi,
The General Manager (P), L
All Indian Railways &
Sub: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by further 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01-01-2014.
Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01-6-2011, conveying enhancement of reimbursement limits of Children Education Allowance/hostel subsidy, special allowance admissible for child care to women with disabilities and education allowance for disabled children by 25% consequent upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 51%. As per revised scheme, reimbursement limits on Children Education Allowance and Hostel subsidy would be raised by 25% every time the Dearness allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
2. Railway Board vide letter No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 28-03-2014 has now enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees from the existing rate of 90% to 100% with effect from 1st January, 2014.
3. Consequent upon aforesaid enhancement in Dearness Allowance to 100%, limits on reimbursement of children education allowance/ hostel subsidy, special allowances admissible for child care to women with disabilities and education allowance for disabled children shall go up by 25% w.e.f. 1st January, 2014. DOP&T vide Office Memorandum No.A-27012/1/2014-Estt.(Allowance) dated 28-04-2014 (copy enclosed) has issued clarification to this effect. The clarification issued by DOP&T shall apply mutatis-mutandis in respect of Railway employees.
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