National Holiday Allowance (Para 8.6.11-12) Recommend of the Committee 7th Central Pay Commission
National Holiday Allowance (Para 8.6.11-12)
Existing Provisions: This allowance is paid to non-gazetted Railway employees who are rostered to work on a „National Holiday‟. The existing rates are:
1. Pay up to ₹7260 @ ₹256 per day
2. Pay ₹7261-₹9700 @ ₹318 per day
3. ₹9701 and above (limited to non-gazetted staff) @ ₹420 per day
Recommendations of 7th CPC: The 7th CPC has recommended to increase the rates by a factor of 1.5 as under:
1. L. 1 and 2 @ ₹384 per day
2. L. 3 to 5 @ ₹477 per day
3. L.6 to 8 (limited to non-gazetted staff) @ ₹630 per day
The rate of allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.
National Council (Staff Side), JCM: There are also employees working in similar conditions in other Ministries and Departments. Therefore, this allowance must be granted to all nongazetted employees who are required to work on National Holidays.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The demand for granting this allowance to those employees who were not in receipt of this allowance does not fall within the purview of this Committee. The recommendations of the 7th CPC on National Holiday Allowance may be accepted without any change