Salient features of 6th central pay commission recommendations accepted by Railways.

  • Pay scales revised from 1st January  2006. Allowances like HRA, CCA,NHA,NDA etc., at revised rates allowed from 1st September, 2008.
  • To remove stagnation, Running Pay Bands for all posts in the Railways introduced ( below Rs.26,000 in V CPC scales).
  • Four distinct running pay bands accepted – one running band each for all categories of employees in Group ‘C’ & ‘B’ with 2 running pay bands for Group ‘A’ posts.
  • Group ‘D’ employees possessing the minimum qualification of Matric or ITI is to be placed in PB-1 pay band straightaway with grade pay of Rs.1800/-. Such of those Group ‘D’ who do not possess the said qualifications are to be upgraded and placed in the Group ‘C’ running pay band PB-1 after they are suitably re-trained.
  • Minimum salary at the entry level of PB-1 pay band is fixed at Rs.7000/- (Rs.5200 as pay in the pay band plus Rs.1800 as grade pay) and the maximum is Rs.90,000/- fixed ( Cabinet Secretary).
  • The total number of grades reduced to 20 spread across four distinct running pay bands; as against 35 standard pay scales existing earlier.
  • Uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year introduced in all cases. Rate of annual increment is 3% of the pay in the Pay Band plus the corresponding Grade Pay which will be rounded off to the next multiple of 10/-. In the case of PB-3, variable rates of increment at 3% and 4% have been provided. The higher rate of increment will be granted to not more than 20% of the strength of officers in PB-3.
  • In the case of promotion from one grade pay to another in the revised pay structure, one increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10. This will be added to the existing pay in the pay band. However, if the pay in the pay band after adding the increment is less than the minimum of the higher pay band to which promotion is taking place, pay in the pay band will be stepped to such minimum. 
  • Base year of the Consumer Price Index ( CPI) for computation of dearness allowance is revised  to 2001 from  1982.
  • Existing rate of HRA at 30% retained for A-1 and A Cities.  B-1 & B-2 cities are allowed 20% HRA as against 15% earlier. C and un-classified cities are given 10% HRA as against 7.5% / 5% earlier. The classification of cities are now classified as ‘X’ for A-1 & A class cities, ‘Y’ for B-1 & B-2 class cities and ‘Z’ for ‘C’ and un-classified cities.
  • Compensatory (City) allowance is abolished . The rate of Transport allowance is fixed according to the Grade pay being drawn by the employees. Dearness allowance sanctioned from time to time is also to be allowed on the Fixed Transport allowance  ( min Tr. Allow is  Rs.600/- and Maximum is Rs.3200/- in A-1 & A class cities and Rs.400 and 1600 in other cities).Distance restriction of 1 Km from residence for entitlement is withdrawn. Officers drawing Grade pay of Rs.10,000 & 12000 and HAG+ scale who are entitled to the use of official car may be given option either to use the existing facility or to draw Rs.7000/- plus DA thereon. The blind or orthopaedically handicapped employees in terms of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/12 dated 16.12.97 (SCR S.C.No.220/97) shall continue to draw this allowance at double the normal rates, which shall, in no case, be less than Rs.1000/- per month plus the applicable rate of dearness allowance.
  • Reimbursement of Tuition Fees revised to max. Rs.1,000/- per month from 1.9.2008 subject to annual ceiling of Rs.12,000/-  for children of Railway Employees from Nursery to 12th class held by Junior Colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education subject to a maximum of 2 children. Hostel Subsidy revised from Rs.300 to Rs.3000. However, both hostel subsidy and Children Education Allowance cannot be availed concurrently.
  • Maternity leave to women employees enhanced to 180 days from 135 days w.e.f 1.9.2008.
  • Child Care leave introduced to women employees upto a maximum of 730 days  during their entire service for taking care of upto two children below the age of 18 years whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc., subject to the condition that they do not have any earned leave at their credit. Prior sanction of the competent authority is to be taken for availing the Child Care Leave.
  • Special Casual Leave for 4 [four] days in a calendar year, in addition to the 8 days to the other employees has been granted to Railway employees with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities  [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995, for specific requirements relating to the disability of the official.
  • The quantum of natural calamity advance admissible to non-gazetted Railway Servants under the provisions of Para 1123(A) of IREM Vol.I enhanced from Rs.2500/-(Rs. Two thousand five hundred only) to Rs.5000/- (Rs.Five thousand only) irrespective of their pay.
  • Encashment of LAP  of 10 days at the time of availing Railway Passes/PTOs  while in service,  once in two years subject to a maximum of 60 days during the entire career, introduced.  This is subject to [1] availing at least an equivalent duration of LAP [2] balance of at least 30 days of LAP remaining at credit after period of encashment as well as leave availed of [3] Only Pay in the Pay Band , Grade Pay and DA admissible on that date without any HRA / Transport Allowance will be paid as leave encashment.
  • Encashment of LHAP at the time of retirement introduced w.e.f. 01.09.08 -  both earned leave and Half Pay Leave can be considered for encashment subject to overall limit of 300 days.  Cash equivalent to earned leave shall continue unchanged.  Cash equivalent payable for Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary as admissible for  Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and PEG. To make up the shortfall of LAP, no commutation of LHAP is permissible. 
  • Minimum Pension raised to Rs.3500/- and maximum Rs. 45000/-.
  • 20. Family Pension continue to be paid at 30% of last pay drawn subject to a minimum of Rs.3500/- and maximum of 27,000/-.
  • Additional quantum of pension/family pension from 20% to 100% introduced to the pensioners /family pensioners in the age group of 80-100 and above. 
  • Fitment weightage of 40% is extended to pre-2006 retirees /family pensioners. 
  • Linkage of full pension with 33 years of qualifying service is dispensed with effect 2nd September, 2008.  A Railway servant who has rendered 20 years of qualifying service, retiring after 2-9-2008, shall be eligible for 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments during the last ten months, whichever is more beneficial to him.
  • The maximum limit of retirement/death gratuity increased to 10 lakhs from existing 3.5 lakhs. 
  • The period for which enhanced family pension payable to the family of a railway servant who dies in service, is extended  to ten years without any upper age limit. Family pensioners in receipt of enhanced family pension on 01.01.06 are also covered under this provision.
  • Constant Attendant Allowance of Rs.3000/- p.m.  introduced in the case of pensioners who retired on disability pension under RS[EOP] Rules for 100% disability [where the individual is completely dependent on somebody else for day to day functions], in addition to the disability pension, effective from 01.01.06 . This is also  payable  to pensioners who retried before 01.01.06 and fulfilling the conditions stipulated. 
  • Commutation value payable to retirees  revised w.e.f. 02.09.08.
  • For the first time Government have decided that the limits of certain advances/allowances are to be automatically  raised by 25% everytime the dearness allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.


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subhash waygaonkar (not verified)

Mon, 24/09/2012 - 20:08


I am working as a dy sm in gwalior (NCR) jhansi division .my son & daughter are studied at Indore with hostel facilities .Son studied  in BE & Daughter is MBA ,can i get benifit ofhostel facility I think as per 6th pay commission provision are there. Can you explane me .

Thanking you .

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shaik (not verified)

Mon, 01/10/2012 - 22:11

sir, Iam permenent way inspector in scrly please sugest me how can i change my department in iow because i have 8 years of experence in works side through department it is possible tell how should i aproach