RBE No. 171/2019
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAIL WAYS
No. E(NG)l-2018/RE-3/3 New Delhi dated 14.10.2019
The General Manager (P)s
All Zonal Railways and Production Units &RDSOetc.
(As per standard list)
Sub:- Fixation of pay of disabled/medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative (stationary) posts in revised (7th CPC) pay structure.
As the Zonal Railways are aware, pay of medically unfit Railway servants while absorbing them in alternative post is presently fixed as per instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2008/RE-
3/4 dated 30.04.2013. These provisions provides that while determining pay in Pay Band for the
purpose of fixation of pay of medically unfit running staff in alternative (stationary) post, an amount
equal to such percentage of basic pay (pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay) representing pay element of
running allowance as may be in force from time to time may be added to the existing pay in Pay Band
and the resultant figure (ignoring the fraction of rupee, if any) rounded off to the next multiple of 10,
would be the pay in the Pay Band in the alternative post with no change in the Grade Pay of substantive
post, in suitable alternative post.
2. The above issue of pay fixation of medically disabled/unfit running staff on such circumstances
in pursuance of the ih CPC regime has been under consideration of Board. It is pointed out that upto
and including the 5th CPC pay regime, the pay scales had fixed stages and method of pay fixation of
such running staff was governed in terms of para Nos. 1307 and 1308 of Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-
96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.04.1999. With the restoration of fixed and defined pay intervals in the form of
distinct cells within each pay level in the ih CPC pay matrix, it is clarified that the principles of pay
fixation enunciated in Board’s letter ibid which will now hold good. This means that while fixing the
pay of a medically decategorised running staff in an alternative stationary post if the resultant pay (after
30% addition) does not correspond to any cell, in the same pay level, then the pay will be fixed in the
next -below cell of the same pay level and difference in pay will be protected as personal pay which will
be adjusted in future increment (s).
3. It may also be noted that pay fixation as per para – 2 above will not apply for medical decategorisation
cases of 6th CPC regime, covered under Board’s letter dated 30.04.2013 referred to at para
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
MK Meena/RE letter