Removal of ceiling for Night Duty Allowance – Approved Pay Level 7 and 8 in MACP

Railway Board agreed Removal of ceiling for Night Duty Allowance subject to condition mentioned in Finance Ministry Order issued on 4.7.2022. But the maximum Basic Pay for working out hourly rate of NDA shall remain at Rs.43600/-

No.A-27016/02/2018-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training *

Block IV, Old JNr Campus
New Delhi dated /14th July, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Proposal of the Ministry of Railways on removal of ceiling in respect of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure’s OM No. A-27023/2/2021/E.IIB (7th CPC) dated 04.07.2022 (Copy enclosed) on the subject mentioned above and to state that Department of Expenditure has agreed to grant NDA to all eligible nongazetted employees of Ministry of Railways up to Pay Level-7 (including those who are granted the benefit of MACP in Pay Level-8) along with certain conditions as mentioned in Department of Expenditure’s OM No.A27023/2/2021/E.IIB (7th CPC) dated 04.07.2022.

(Sunil Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Removal of ceiling for Night Duty Allowance-Finance ministry Order dated 4.7.2022

F.No.A-27023/2/2021/E. IIB (7th CPC)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(7th CPC matters)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 04th July, 2022

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Proposal of the Ministry of Railways on removal of ceiling for Night Duty Allowance (NDA) regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Ministry of Railways (MoR) OM No. E(P&A)II-2017/HW-1 dated 29th September, 2020 and OM dated 4th March, 2022 regarding removal of ceiling in respect of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) for employees of the Railways.

The proposal has been considered in this Department and it is agreed that

(i) NDA may be granted to all eligible non-gazetted employees of Ministry of Railways upto Pay level 7 (including those who are granted the benefit of MACP in Pay Level -8). However, maximum Basic Pay for working out hourly rate of NDA shall remain 43600/-i.e. the prescribed ceiling fixed by DoP&T vide OM dated 13th July 2020.

(ii) It shall be admissible irom the date of issue of the orders on the Subject.

(iii) Other terms and conditions to grant NDA shall remain unchanged as issued vide DoP&T OM dated 13th July, 2020

3.This is issued with the approval of the Hon’ble Finance Minister

(Abhay N Sahay)
Under Secretary

View the Order

The DoPT OM dated 13th July 2020 stated in respect of ceiling for Night Duty Allowance

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the 7th Central Pay Commission on the subject of Night Duty Allowance, the following instructions are being issued in supersession of this Department’s O.M.s No. 12012/4/86-Estt.(Allowances )dated 04.10.1989 and OM No.15020/2/92- Estt.(Allowances) dated 05 .05 .1994 [Read This Post : 7th CPC Recommendation for Night Duty Allowance ](i) Wherever the working hours have been arrived at after taking into account the night weightage factor, no further compensation may be admissible.

(ii) Night Duty will be defined as duty performed between 22:00 hours and 6:00 hours

(iii) A uniform weightage of 10 minutes shall be given for every hour of night duty performed.

Ceiling for Night Duty Allowance in 7th Pay Commission

(iv) The ceiling of basic pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance shall be Rs. 43600/- per month.

(v) The hourly rate of NDA equal to [(BP+DA)/200] will be paid and the basic pay and DA for the calculation of NDA rates shall be the basic pay and DA prevalent as per 7th CPC.

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(vi) This formulation will extend to all employees across all Ministries/ Departments who were already in receipt of NDA.

(vi) The amount of NDA will be worked out separately for each employee depending upon the basic pay the concerned employee is drawing on the date of performing the night duty. The existing practice for giving same rate of NDA to all employees with a particular Grade Pay should be discontinued.

(vii) A certificate should be given by the supervisor concerned that Night Duty is essential.

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