Re-circulation of instructions reg. revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: RBE No. 44/2023

Re-circulation of instructions reg. revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: RBE No. 44/2023

Re-circulation of instructions reg. revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: RBE No. 44/2023

RAILWAY BOARD (रेलवे बोर्ड)

PC-VII No. 205
RBE No. 44/2023

No. F(E)I/2023/AL-7/1

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2023

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways/PUs,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Re-circulation of instructions reg. revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance.

Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1 dated 11.08.2017


Consequent to. implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations, the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance were revised vide Board’s letter mentioned under reference.

It has been brought to notice of Board that Board’s instructions regarding grant of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance are not being followed / have not been implemented by some of the Railways/ Divisions.

The instructions regarding Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance as contained in Board’s letter No .F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1 dated 11.08.2017 are therefore being re-circulated for information/compliance.

Please acknowledge the receipt.

(Jitendra Kumar)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board 


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 ef Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 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 TREC (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:

(I) For journeys within a radius of  8 kilometres from-the-usual place of duty No T.A.
(II) For journeys bayond a radius of 8 Kms. but not exceeding 16 Kms. from the place of duty.
(a) If the destination point falls a within the focal jurisdiction. No T.A.
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction. T.A. admissible under normal rules provided the journey is performed other-wise than on a cycle.
(III) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 Kms. from the usual place of duty T.A. admissible under the normal rules

(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 Directer Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

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