GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
PC VI No.111
New Delhi,dated 10.06.2009
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units
DG & Ex. Officio GM/RDSO.
Sub: Revision in the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel.
In terms of Board's letter of even number dated 23.09.2008, non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade-I, scale Rs.6500 - 10500 were entitled for Ration Money Allowance at par with Central Para Military Force(CPMF) personnel i.e. @ Rs.861/- per head per month w.e.f. 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2009.
2. Pursuant to recommendation of VI CPC the Government have allowed the payment of Ration Money Allowance to CPMF personnel on par with that available to Defence Forces. In view of this it has been decided that the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade-I scale Rs.6500-10500 may be revised from Rs.861 p.m. to Rs.36.91 per day head w.e.f.01.09.2008 to 31.03.2009 in line with the rate laid down by the Ministry of Home Affairs for non-gazetted combatised CPMF personnel.
3. Accordingly, sanction of the Ministry of Railways is hereby accorded postfacto to revise the rate of Ration Money Allowance from Rs.861 p.m. to Rs.36.91 per day per head w.e.f.01.09.2008 to 31.03.2009.
4. Ration Money Allowance is not exempted from the purview of Income Tax and hence this Allowance is to be treated as income for the purpose of computation and Income Tax deducted at source. The other terms and conditions as stipulated in para 3(a) & (b) of Board's letter No.E(P&A)I-98/ALL/RPF/1 dated 01.04.1998 shall remain unchanged.
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.