Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance

Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance

Government. of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 40
RBE No. 93/2017

No. F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1

New Delhi, dated 11.08.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.


Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to the above mentioned allowance and in supersession of Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated. 18.09.2008, the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- to Rs. 180/- per month under Rule 1606 of IREC (Vol.II)-2005 Edition and the provisions contained in Railway Ministry’s decision below this rule.

2.The admissibility of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e. daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant In receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:


(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training, or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Railway servant in receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle. or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.

3. The Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a.Railway .servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review -of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents

4. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board

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