Grant of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – Extension of benefit of Transport Allowance at double the Normal Rates to Deaf and Dumb Employees – Implementation of the Order of the Apex court – regarding.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 19.03.2014
The General Managers/CAOs (R)
All Zonal Railways & Pus
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Grant of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – Extension of benefit of Transport Allowance at double the Normal Rates to Deaf and Dumb Employees – Implementation of the Order of the Apex court – regarding.
In compliance of the Order dated 12th December, 2013 of the Hon’ble Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No.107/2011 (Deaf Employees Welfare association &Another V/s Union of India & Others), it has been decided to extend the benefit of Transport Allowance, as admissible to blind and orthopaedically handicapped employees in terms of para – 2(i) of Board’s letter No.Pc-V/2008/A/TA/2, dated 12.09.2008 (RBE No.111/2008), to deaf and dumb Railway Employees also, with immediate effect, subject to the condition that the recommendation of the Head of ENT Department of a railway or Government Civil Hospital is received by the Head of Department and fulfilment of other conditions mentioned in Railway Board’s letter No. F (E)I – 78/AL-7/5, dated 23.10.1978 read with Board’s letter dated 12.09.2008.
2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of railways.
Dy.Director, pay Commission –V