Effect of Seventh Pay Commission on Railway Budget – Rajya Sabha Q&A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 444
ANSWERED ON 20.07.2018
Effect of Seventh Pay Commission on Railway Budget
444 Shri Harivansh
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Railway Budget is heavily affected by Seventh Pay Commission;
(b) if so, the effects thereof; and
(c) the details of operating ratio of Railways at present?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b) The annual impact of implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission is assessed to be around ` 22,000 cr on the Railway expenditure.
(c) The operating ratio of Railways was 98.4% in 2017-18 (Provisional) and has been budgeted at 92.8% in 2018-19.