No. 15020/2/92-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 5 May, 1994

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Night Duty Allowance to Resident (Night Duty) Clerks in the Central Secretariat & Allied Offices and Peons attached to them- Consideration and Implementation of the Award of the Board of Arbitration.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departmentís OM No.12012/4/86-Estt. (Allowances), dated 12.1.90 on the above subject and to say that the question of upward revision of rates payable to Resident (Night Duty) Staff in the Central Sectt. & Allied offices had been under reference to the Board of Arbitration in C.A. Ref. 8 of 1992. The Board of Arbitration have given the following Award on 30.793 in the above CA Ref.

"The Night Duty Allowance admissible to Clerks (LDCs/ UDCs) and Peons in the Central Secretariat and Allied offices shall henceforth be payable for 50% of the overtime put in by the particular employee per day at the rate of overtime and subject to the conditions laid down in relevant order of Government of India

This Award will have effect with effect from date of Award."

2. The above Award of Board of Arbitration has been accepted by the Government. The President is, accordingly, pleased to decide that the the Night Duty Allowance admissible to Resident Clerks (LDCs/ UDCs) and Peons in the Central Sectt. & Allied offices shall henceforth be payable for 50% of the hours of overtime work put in by the particular employee per night at the rates prescribed in para 2 of this Departmentís OM No. 15012/3/86-Estt. (Allowances), dated 19.3.91 subject to all other conditions prescribed therein and all other OMs on the subject.

3. The Night Duty hours being 15-1/2 hours a day, including half an hour dinner bread (from the close of the office till the office reopens, i.e. 5.30 pm/ 6.00 pm to 9.00 a m / 9.30 a m next day) the maximum amount of Night Duty Allowance admissible per night shall be limited to OTA for 3 hours (night duty 15-1/2 hours minus 8-1/2 normal duty hours = 7 hours minus one hour free duty = 6 hours, 50% of which is 3 hours) and the maximum amount payable for a month also shall not exceed the amount corresponding to OTA payable to officer staff for 59 hrs a month.

4. No night duty staff should be engage to work during the normal working hors i.e. before or after the night duty hours.

5. These orders shall take effect from 30.7.93, i.e. from the date of the said Award of the Board of Arbitration.

6. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

7. Hindi version of this OM is enclosed.

 

(B. GANGAR)
UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNEMNT OF INDIA

To.

All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India as per the Standard Distribution List.

No. 15020/2/92-Estt. (Allowance). New Delhi, the 5 May, 1994

Copy also forwarded:

1. Comptroller & Auditor General of India, New Delhi

2. Controller General of Accounts/ Controller of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi.

3. Secretaries to Union Public Service Commission/ Supreme Court of India/ Election Commission/ Lok Sabha Secretariat/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Cabinet Secretariat/ Central Vigilance Commission/ Presidentís Office/ Planning Commission.

3. All State Governments and Union Territories.

4. Governors of All States / Lt. Governors of Union Territories.

5. Secretary, National Council (Staff Side), 13-c, Feroz Shah Road, New Delhi

6. All Members of the Staff Side of the National Council of JCM/ Departmental Council.

7. All Officers/ Sections of the Department of Personnel and Training/ Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances/ Department of Pensions and Pensionersí Welfare.

8. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure (E-II, B, Branch.

9. Official Language Wing (Legislative Department), Bhagwan Das Road, New Delhi

10. Railway Board, New Delhi.

11. JCA Section, New Delhi

12. Spare copies- 300.

(B. GANGAR)
UNDER SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNEMNT OF INDIA