Training Allowance & Sumptuary Allowance
Reference of Railway Board letters
1. Railway Board letter No. E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008- RBE 156 of 2008 Clickhere
2. Railway Board Letter No. E(MPP)/2012/3/28 dated 06.10.2017- RBE 145/2017 Clickhere
Colloquially called as Teaching Allowance, since it is granted to Teaching persons/faculty. But the official name is Training Allowance.
Revised Training Allowance (due to 7th PC recommendations) is as follows
National/Central training Academies & Institutes for Group A officers
24 % of Basic Pay
In other training establishments
12 % of Basic Pay
Basic Pay means Pay in the prescribed pay Band plus applicable Grade pay only, but does not include any other type of pay like Special pay etc.
Admissible to the employees who join the training institutes for specific period of time and are then likely to go back.
Will be admissible to the faculty members without any ceiling of 5 years and standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.
Not admissible to those employees who are directly employed by the training institutes for imparting training.
Separate Deputation allowance is admissible to the trainers who are in receipt of Training allowance.
Revised rates of Training Allowance and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance are w.e.f 01.07.2017.
Abolished w.e.f. 01.07.2017 (based on 7th PC recommendations)
Sumptuary allowances are granted to various grades of personnel in the Central Government, to compensate for the expenditure incurred on entertaining visitors. However due to 7th PC recommendations, Sumptuary allowance paid to Head of CTI - Centralised Training Institue (Rs. 3500 per month), to Course Directors ( Rs. 2500 per month) and to Counselors (Rs. 2000 per month is abolished.
Sumptuary allowances are granted to various grades of personnel in the Central Government (that is Head of Training Institutes), to compensate for the expenditure incurred on entertaining visitors.