Railway Order : Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No.E(G) 2017 / AD 1-1
RBE No. 52/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.05.2017
The General Managers & FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.
(as per standard mailing list)
Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.
The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest-free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Natural Calamity Advance in addition to six other advances has been abolished.
2.The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of Natural Calamity Advance has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Natural Calamity advance w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.
3.The provisions in respect of Natural Calamity Advance are contained in paras 1123 and 1123(A) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM) Volume-I. In view of the above, it is directed that paras 1123 and 1123 (A) of IREM may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.238.
4.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5.Please acknowledge receipt.
DA: Correction Slip.
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT
Advance Correction Slip No.238.
The following amendments may be made to Para 1123 and 1123(A) of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I
Para 1123 and 1123(A) may be substituted as under:
Para 1123 and 1123(A) Natural Calamity Advance
The provisions stand deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.
(Authority : Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2017/AD 1-1 dated 30/05/2017)