Grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs. 7000/-+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. lOOOO/- on Non-functional basis-clarification reg.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No PC-V/2010/A/TA/1 New Delhi, dated:-17·11.2015
The General Managers/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)
Sub:- Grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs. 7000/-+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs. lOOOO/- on Non-functional basis-clarification reg.
Attention is invited to · Board’s letter of even number dt.l2.09.2014 (RBE No.l00/2014) whereby it has been clarified that the officers of organized services drawing Grade Pay of~lOOOO/- under NFU Scheme are not eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @ ~7000/-p.m+D.A thereon. References have been received from some of the Zonal
Railways seeking guidelines as regards effecting recovery or otherwise of over payments made to such officers due to erroneously allowing Transport Allowance @ of ~7000/p.m+D.A thereon.
2. In context of the above, it is stated that as per general principles of financial proprietary, any amount paid to an employee in excess of what is due to him has to be recovered. Further, the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Chandi Prasad Uniyal and ·ors Vs State of Uttrak:hand & Ors (Civil Appeal No.5899/2012) vide their order
dt.l7.08.2012 have observed that “any amount paid/received without authority of law can always be recovered barring few exceptions of extreme hardships but not as a matter of right, in such situations law implies an obligation on the payee to repay the money, otherwise it would amount to unjust enrichment”.
3. As per mandate of the aforementioned rulings of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, necessary action to recover the excess payment made against Transport Allowance may please be taken immediately.
4. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board-.
5. Hindi version will follow.
Dy.Director, Pay Commission- V
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