22 Jan, 2022 11:23a.m.

Railway clarification on Additional Post Allowance


Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No. 10/2022

No. 2021/F(E)Spl./FR/1/1

New Delhi, Dated: 17.01.2022

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list) RDSO

Sub: Grant of Additional Post Allowance – clarification reg.

One of the Zonal Railways has sought clarification from this Ministry whether Additional Post Allowance is admissible to an officer for leave (LAP/LHAP/CL) taken during the looking after arrangement.

2. In this regard, attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter No.F(E)Spl.98/FR/1/1 dated 11.09.2000 which provide that if a Govt. officer is formally appointed to hold full charge of another post in addition to his normal duty under FR 49 leaves availed by that officer during the period of holding full charge of another post will be taken into account for counting the period of dual charge arrangement.


3. These instructions are reiterated for information and compliance.

(This disposes of RDSO’s letters No.E-II/AEP-5727 dated 03.05.2021 and No.E-II/AEP-5805 dated 30.07.2021)

(Jitendra Kumar)
Deputy Director Finance (E)-I
Railway Board
Tele No. 23047023
Email ID- jitendrak.rb[at]
4″ floor, Room No.445

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 115/2018
RBE No. 128/2018

No.F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3 (7th CPC)

New Delhi, Dated 05.09.2018

The General Managers and FA&CAOs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)
Sub: Grant of Additional Post Allowance (APA) – abolition of existing Dual Charge Allowance being granted to officers in Indian Railways – decision of the Government on Recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission (7th CPC).

Ref:- Board’s letter No.F(E)Spl./2016/FR/1/1, dated 16.01.2017 and No.F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3 (Part-2), dated 06.03.2018.
Recommendations had been given by Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) in its report for abolition of Dual Charge Allowance (DCA) and covering the same under a new Additional Post Allowance.
2. This recommendation was under consideration of “Committee of Allowances” and Ministry of Finance vide their Resolution dated 06.7.2017 had accepted the recommendation of “Committee on Allowances” regarding abolition of DCA and replacing the same with Additional Post Allowance (APA).
3. Formulation of detailed guidelines regarding modalities for grant of APA was under consideration of the Nodal Department viz. Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T).
4. After detailed deliberations with this Ministry, guidelines have now been issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) vide their OM No.2/13/2017-Estt. (Pay-II), dated 08.08.2018 for newly proposed Additional Post Allowance (APA).
5. The above mentioned OM of Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T) relating to grant of Additional Post Allowance (APA) will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also. These provisions of APA shall be effective from 01.07.2017.
6. Advance Correction Slip to the Chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol-I, Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

7. Hindi version will follow.
8. Please acknowledge receipt.

(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

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