7th Pay Commission Committee Report | Special Train Controllers‟ Allowance
Special Train Controllers‟ Allowance (Para 11.40.50)
Existing Provisions: New Allowance.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Having regard to the strenuous nature of the job, and to incentivise qualified persons to work as Controllers, we recommend a Special Train Controllers‟ Allowance of ₹5,000 per month to Section Controllers and Dy. Chief Controllers. The allowance will increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.
All India Train Controllers‟ Association: In view of the challenging nature of assignment, Stress Allowance @30% be allowed to Train Controllers instead of ₹ 5000 pm recommended by the 7th CPC for Section Controllers and Dy. Chief Controllers.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the 7th CPC has introduced this allowance for Controllers of the Indian Railways due to strenuous nature of job. The Committee is of the view that no change is warranted at this stage. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on Special Train Controllers‟ Allowance may be accepted without any change.