RBE No. 15/2020
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
No. 2018/E (Sports) /4(1)/7/INC
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railways, Production Units and other units.
Sub: Clarification of grant of Advance incentive — increments to sportspersons.
Attention is invited to Board’s letter no E(Sports/2000/ Policy/INC/4 dated 24.07.2000 wherein it was clarified that advance increments granted to sportspersons and coaches will be treated as pay for all purposes and these increments will not be absurd in further increment. All benefits such as calculation of DA/HRA, CCA fixation of pay on promotion, retirement benefit etc. will be admissible on such increments.
1.1 In a further letter No. E(Sports)/2003/Policy/INC/1 dated 09.07.2009, it was advised that “the incentive increments granted to sportspersons would continue to be drawn at the same rate till retirement and these increments will not be counted for any service matters like pay fixation on promotion, retirements or DA/CCA etc. These increments will be in the form of Personal Pay, equal to the amount of the next increment due at the time of grant of the concession and will remain fixed during the entire service”.
2. The matter has been reviewed and the following are clarified:-
(i) Prior to 09.07.2009: advance increments granted to sportspersons/coaches are treated as pay for all purpose and count for all benefits of pay on promotion, retirement benefits etc. are admissible.
(ii) On or after 09.07.2009: Advance increments granted to sportspersons are to be drawn at the same rate till retirement and these increments are not counted for any service benefits like pay fixation on promotion retirement benefits etc.
This is issued in consultation with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).
(Bhaskar Roy Choudhury)
Dy. Director Estt.(Sports)