Shocker for Railway employees! Face curb in Travelling and Over Time allowance
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Struggling to put the finances of Indian Railways in order, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is trying to curb the purse strings of the behemoth by cutting down high Over Time and Travelling allowance.
As per reports, the Railways Ministry is soon going to put a limit to the Travelling and Over Time allowance paid to employees in a month.
It likely that an employee will get the Travelling allowance for the maximum travel days of 15 days. The limit of Over Time paid will also be restricted to Rs 5,000 per employee per month.
It has been reported that due to the the shortage of workforce , some category of Railways employees take home around Rs 20,000 to Rs 40,000 of Over Time for the extra hours of work done beyond the prescribed roosterd hours of duty.
The curb in these allowances is going to hit the Railways employees hard, as they have already expressed their disappointment over the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations, and are contemplating to plan large scale protests.