Fact Check: Is Railways planning to deduct overtime, travel allowances of 13 Lakh employees? Here’s the truth

Several media organizations including India.com, Daily Hunt and Prachalit Media have published news articles claiming that Indian Railways is planning to deduct allowances of employees. They have also claimed that allowances for overtime duty including Travel Allowance (TA) will be deducted by 50 per cent.

The same information was shared on social media as well. We found a link to the news article claiming that Indian Railway is planning to reduce the overtime and travel allowance of 13 lakh employees by 50 per cent.

Other similar posts were found here and here.

FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found it to be FAKE.

Firstly we checked on the official website of the Ministry of Railways but did not find any information or press release claiming that Indian Railway is planning to reduce the overtime and travel allowance of 13 lakh employees by 50 per cent.

We also checked the social media account of the Ministry of Railways but did not find any notification or post uploaded, that claimed about reduction of overtime or allowance of 13 lakh employees by 50 per cent.

However, we found a tweet by PIB dated November 25, 2020, claiming that Indian Railways is not planning to reduce travelling allowance or over time allowance by 50 per cent.

Hence, news articles claiming that Indian Railways is planning to reduce travelling allowance or over time allowance by 50 per cent are false and misleading.

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