7th Pay Commission Committee Report : Special LC Gate Allowance
Special LC Gate Allowance (Para 8.10.51, 8.10.76)
Existing Provisions: It is granted to Trackmen of Railways posted as Gatekeeper to man those gates which are classified as „difficult gates‟ @₹450 pm.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended that this allowance shall be paid as per Cell R3H3 of the Risk and Hardship Matrix @ ₹1200 pm for level 9 and above and ₹1000/- pm for level upto 8.
Ministry of Railways: Special LC Gate Allowance is being paid to only those gatemen working under Civil Engineering Department of Railways. The Gatemen belonging to Traffic Department should also be granted this allowance as the nature of duties of both (Civil Engineer and Traffic) is same.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The demand of the Ministry of Railways is to extend this allowance to Traffic Department of Indian Railways. However, the Committee is of the view that adding new category of beneficiary to any allowance is not under the purview of the Committee. Therefore, the recommendations of the 7th CPC on Special LC Gate Allowance may be accepted without any change.