National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
(Affiliated to Indian National Trade Union Congress)
The Secrecary (E)
Sub: Overtime – Definition.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3(OTA) dated 17.2.2010 (RBE No. 29/2010).
Vide letter No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 17.2.2010 (RBE No. 29/2010), Para 2-C, the Railway Board has treated the ‘Overtime’ i.e. work done by worker beyond his roster hours of duty as allowance whereas such extra hours of work is pay and not an allowance. The rate of overtime is calculated on hourly basis by taking various ingredients of emoluments of pay as narrated in the letter.
In the letter under reference the Railway Board has erred by treating the pay (OT) as allowance and made the revised rates effective from 01.9.2008, when it is not an allowance.
The NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to issue necessary corrective instructions so that the hourly rate of OT is reckoned on the basis of pay plus other ingredients as are recognized for calculating Overtime on the basis of pay drawn by the employee in the relevant period.