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NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

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NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

No. 11/34/2018-Part 1

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dated: 09/11/2018

Dear Sir.
Sub: LARSGESS-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 26/09/2018 (RBE No.150/2018).

(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 27/09/2018 addressed to Hon’ble MR, copy to CRB, MS etc.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015./RT-43 dated 28/09/2018 (RBE No. 151/2018).
(iv) NFIRs letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 03/10/2018.
(v) GS/NFIR’s personal discussion with CRB on 25/10/2018.

Kind attention is invited to GS/NFIR’s letter of even number dated 03rd October, 2018 to CRB (copy enclosed).

The subject was also discussed with the Member (Staff) by NFIR on 25th October, 2018 and explained the need for issuing instructions to GMs to appoint the wards of safety category staff who have already been selected prior to 27/10/2017. The MS has assured to take appropriate initiative and reach CRB for decision.

NFIR, therefore, requests the CRB to kindly see that orders are issued by Railway Board for appointing those selected wards of safety category staff early. As already requested by the Federation, CRB and Railway Board may kindly take conscious decision with regard to continuance of LARSGESS keeping in mind the reality that the Indian Railways is unique, complex and un-comparable with any other system and at times, decisions are required to be taken by Railways in larger public interest and equally safety of staff belonging to critical safety categories.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian Railway

Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian RailwayRBA 116/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No 2017/AC-II/37/9,
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi-110001  31/10/18

Principal Financial Adviser,
(All Zonal Railways &Production Units)

Sub:- Strengthening of IT Cadre of Indian Railway.

Please connect Board’s letter no. 2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9 dated 18/4/17 & 29/12/17 wherein instructions regarding restructuring of Group C categories of Senior Engineer(IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) in the percentage of 67:33 respectively have been circulated to Railways & Production Units. As stipulated in the letter ibid the restructuring is to be implemented with reference to the cadre strength in operation as on 1/4/2017 and the posts of Senior Engineer (IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) not in Operation as on 1/4/17 are to be treated as deemed to have been surrendered.

The matter has been examined further and it is requested to maintain expenditure neutrality while dealing with the proposal relating to strengthening IT cadre and restructuring of the IT Cadre on the Railway.

(G. Kabui)
Director Finance/CCA
Railway Board

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others

Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others – Railways

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No. E(NG)II/2017/RC-1/23

New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation
New Delhi

Sub: Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others
Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even No. dated 19.7.2018

Federations had been requested vide above reference albeit on a slightly different matter to impress upon the candidates who did not have the requisite minimum educational qualification for appointment in the Railways but were appointed in -IS Pay Band to acquire the requisite qualification in a reasonable period. Reports received shows that while many candidates have been able to acquire such qualifications, there remain some such ‘Trainees’ who are yet to acquire these qualifications.

Federations may appreciate that acquiring of minimum educational qualification is necessary for the career prospects of such Trainees’ and is an important aspect of human resource development. Therefore, a request is again made to impress upon such ‘Trainees’ make sincere efforts and acquire the requisite minimum qualification. It may be mentioned that there are many Open Schools which provide such opportunities.

2. While on the subject, it is also mentioned that a large number of compassionate ground appointees are taken into Railway service initially as trainee artisans who, after completion of 3 years prescribed period of training, are absorbed in regular technician category but they do not have any formal Certificate. It is suggested that it may be worthwhile to encourage such employees to appear in the NCVT examination conducted by the respective RDATs along with the Act Apprentices. This will enable them to have a formal qualification recognized outside also. Needless to say that this will be purely informal and their regularization as Technician-III shall not be incumbent upon passing such examination.

Your suggestions in this regard are welcome.

(Manoj Pande)
Additional Member (Staff)
Railway Board

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AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: 5th November, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Safety of the Railway employees

This is in reference to my discussion held today with you, wherein I have requested you to review immediately Removal Cases of the Railway employees of Kharagpur Division of S.E. Railway, under para 14(ii), as also to do urgently to save Railwaymen from run-over, forced to work under unsafe conditions without taking block, as happened today between Sandila and Umartali Stations in Northern Railway.

 

In this connection, your kind attention is invited towards my earlier letters, D.O.No.AIRF/24(C) dated 13th and 17th August, 2018, vide which your kind attention was drawn towards the unpleasant incidents of commitment of suicide by Shri Harrison John, Loco Pilot, Jabalpur Division(West Central Railway) and Shri Bablu Kumar, Trackman, Sholapur (Central Railway).

 

We had requested your goodself to take necessary steps to ensure that no Railwayman commits suicide in frustration and sense of disappointment. It is quite unfortunate that, there is no visible improvement in the situation up till now, and another case of suicide has been noticed, wherein Shri G.K. Kishori, Asstt. Loco Pilot, Kharagpur, South Eastern Railway, has committed suicide on 3rd November, 2018, out of serious frustration, which is highly condemnable as well.

 

Co-workers of Late Shri G.K. Kishori had resorted to agitation owing to failure of his superiors to timely address the problem of the said deceased employee and they need not be subjected to any punitive action.

 

It may be recalled that, on the consistent and regular persuasions, Railway Board had issued instructions, on your intervention, to invoke Clause 14(ii) in exceptional cases only where D&AR enquiry is not practicable and safety of the state is under threat.

 

Through this letter we want to emphasize here that, urgent necessary steps should be taken by counseling the concerned officials, so that, no Railway employee is compelled to commit suicide and lose his/her precious life as the entire family of such Railway employee is put under serious distress.

We had also requested that, keeping in view various attacks on the Railway employees on duty as also run-over cases of Railway employees due to negligence and overlooking of prescribed procedure and rules need to be given serious thought, so as to avoid recurrence of such unpleasant incidents.

 

It is also requested that, “Rakshak” should immediately be supplied, as well as you have promised; working on the track without protection must be banned, and if Trackmen are forced to work under unsafe conditions, the deterrent punishment should be given to the guilty supervisors and officers responsible.

 

While communicating our serious concern over such incidents, AIRF once again emphasizes that necessary steps be taken with all seriousness, so that, no such cases occur in future.

Yours faithfully

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : http://www.airfindia.org

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Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award

Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2018/PS5-1/7

New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & PUs.

Sub: Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award.

The matter of felicitating Railway Servants. for their rare and exemplary specific works such as preventing an accident, display of extreme honesty, etc (other than routine works) has been under consideration of the Board. In recognition of their contribution and to encourage other railway servants to emulate, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that whenever a railway servant is called for special felicitation/reward/award specifically by Railway Board Members and above for exemplary acts of devotion to work, display of valor, conduct, etc (other than routine work) a First Class ‘A’ “Special Duty Cheque Pass” in. favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse valid for travel in l-AC Class of all trains may be issued from the place of-posting to the place of special felicitation/reward/award & , back, irrespective of the railway servant’s duty pass entitlement.

2. Accordingly, the Pass Issuing Authority of the railway servant is directed to issue First Class ‘A’ “Special Duty Cheque Pass” in favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse with the endorsement for travel in 1-AC Class of all trains including Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express trains. Such . Pass shall be valid for 15 days from the date of issue.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Dir. Estt.(Welfare)-I
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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RPF conducted Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts

Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts conducted by RPF – PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

03-November-2018

RPF conducted Nation Wide Raid on Railway E-Ticket Touts

Unauthorized use of E-Ticket Personal User Ids were under constant Electronic Surveillance of R.P.F.

 

On 2nd November’ 2018, simultaneous raids against e-ticket touting were conducted in more than 100 cities throughout the Indian Railways on ‘All India’ basis.

 

Acting on various sources, a detailed analysis of booking pattern of railway reserved e-tickets was done by the Security Directorate, Railway Board. RPF examined minutely various modus operandi being used by touting element to procure and sell e-tickets unauthorisedly through Personal User Ids.

Accordingly, out of more than total 5 crore users, a list of most suspected personal user IDs was prepared at Railway Board, New Delhi. This congenial list of suspected users were, then shared with Zonal Heads of RPF (IG-cum-PCSCs) through a secret communication to maintain element of surprise in the entire operation (Code Name – Operation Storm).

 

Detailed instructions of the Director General/RPF were also conveyed regarding thorough verification of credentials & activities of all suspects at ground level well in advance of the proposed raid.

 

Though, the investigation is still going, information received so far is as under:-

  • 185 Touts, indulged in touting activities since long, arrested & prosecuted. During the nation-wide raid, maximum (40) touts were arrested over Western Railways followed by Eastern Railway (32).
  • 1875 future journey e-tickets worth 35.68 lakh forfeited.
  • One illegal software was also detected in Mumbai.
  • 1268 Personal User IDs, which were being used to carry out touting activities, sent to IRCTC for deactivating them immediately.
  • 166 cases under section 143 of the Railways Act’ 1989 have been registered at various RPF Posts and taken up for investigation. Persons found involved in abetment of touting activities, will also be taken up appropriately as per extant legal provisions.

Keeping in view the ongoing festival season, a drive against touting element is already going on since 7th October’ 2018. During this drive (Upto 2nd November 2018), total 891 touts have so far been arrested with the recovery of future journey tickets worth Rs. 1.50 crore and total tickets worth Rs. 5.75 crore.

The drive and investigation of cases is still going on. Team RPF is committed to take strong & sustained action against touting elements in future also.

S.No Name of City S.No Name of City
1 Patna 56 Bhiwani
2 Buxur 57 Hisar
3 Mujjaffarpur 58 Sriganganagar
4 Deoria 59 Udaipur
5 Dibrugarh 60 Jodhpur
6 Chennai 61 Bandikuin
7 Coimbatore 62 Rewari
8 Madurai 63 Bhagatkikothi
9 Kannur 64 Ringus
10 Calicut 65 Jaipur
11 Palghat 66 Howrah
12 Mangalore 67 Asansol
13 Shoranur 68 Malda
14 Thanjavur 69 Jabalpur
15 CST Mumbai 70 Satna
16 Dadar 71 Sagar
17 Diva 72 Katni
18 Turbhe 73 Bhopal
19 VDLR 74 Habibganj
20 Nagpur 75 Vidisha
21 Bilaspur 76 Kota
22 Raipur 77 SawaiMadhopur
23 Dhanpuri/Amlai 78 Baran
24 Dabolin Airport (Goa) 79 Bharatpur
25 Anantpur 80 Uluberia
26 Jhansi 81 Vishakhapattanam
27 Morena 82 Rajam
28 Mirzapur 83 Bobbili
29 Allahanad 84 Jaipatana
30 Rajkot 85 Barpali
31 Ratlam 86 Delhi
32 Bhavnagar 87 Firojpur
33 Ahemdabad 88 Jammu
34 Vadodara 89 Udhampur
35 Hyderabad 90 Pathankot
36 Eluru 91 Jallandhar
37 Nellore 92 Amritsar
38 Bikaner 93 Katra
39 Churu 94 Moradabad
40 Lohadi 95 Ludhiana
41 Baddi 96 Bhilwara
42 Unnao 97 Hamari
43 GautamBudhnagar 98 Samdai
44 Bais 99 Jalore
45 Kathua 100 Narnaul
46 Nakodar 101 Saugor
47 Kotkapura 102 RamganjMandi
48 Chandausi 103 Shyamgarh
49 Roorkee 104 Dewas
50 Pali 105 Junagarh
51 Neemach 106 Veraval
52 Indore 107 Maninagar
53 Sabarmati 108 Vapi
54 Valsad 109 Surat
55 New Bhuj 110 Mahow

 

Source: PIB

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Designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to clinical posts

Re-designation of Railways Doctors after attaining the age of 62 years: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 171/2018

No. E(P&A)I-2016/RT-16

New Delhi Dated: 01.11.2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to clinical posts.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20.09.2018.

The designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to a clinical post after attaining the age of 62 years are given in S.No. 2 of Annexure ‘C’ of Board’s instructions of even number dated 20.09.2018. In supersession of these designations, the revised designations are as under:

Re-designations after the age of 62 years
Apex Scale – Principal Consultant/ Health
HAG Scale – Chief Consultant/ Health
SAG Scale – Sr. Consultant/ Health
Below SAG – Consultant/Health

(N.P.Singh)
Jt. Director Estt. (P&A)
Railway Board

 

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Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers – Railway Board Order

Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers – Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 166/2018

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/31

New Delhi, Dated: 25.10.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers (SSEs).

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2008/PM1/15 dated 03.09.2009 which inter alia lays down that 20% of the vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts of Senior Section Engineer(SSE) in Civil Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal & Telecom and Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments will be filled by direct recruitment.

This provision of direct recruitment in the post of SSEs has since been reviewed by Board. It has been decided to provisionally discontinue direct recruitment in the post of SSEs. This decision will be reviewed after one year. Therefore, all direct recruitment in all technical supervisory categories for the present be only in the post of Junior Engineers (JEs). Vacancies of SSEs may accordingly be added to those of Junior Engineers (JEs) for the purpose of direct recruitment.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(M.M. Rai)
Jt. Director/E(NG)II
Railway Board

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/31
New Delhi, Dated 25.10.2018

Source : indianrailways.gov.in

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Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2017-2018.

Ad-hoc bonus to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for 2017-18 without any wage eligibility ceiling : RBE No. 170/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2018/Bonus-1
RBE No. 170/2018

New Delhi, dated 31.10.2018

The General Managers/CAOs (R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing list).

Subject : Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2017-2018.

The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2017-2018, without any wage eligibility ceiling. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs.7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01.04.2014 vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure)’s OM No. 7/4/2014/E.III9A), dt. 29th August, 2016.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

a) Only those Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2018 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2017-18 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

b) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/- (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs.7000 x 30/30.4 = Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-)

c) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

d) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

e) All the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

(N.P. Singh)
Jt. Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board

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Child Care Leave (CCL) – Railways

Clarification on Child Care Leave – Railway Board

Removal of the limit of 22 years in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 162/2018

New Delhi dated 17.10.2018

No. E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8

The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Child Care Leave (CCL) – reg.

In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided that the limit of 22 years in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 551 (E) of Chapter-5 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I be removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.

2. This order shall take effect from 13th June, 2018.

3. There is no change as regards other terms and conditions of this leave.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(N P Singh)
Joint Director Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Policy improvement in Dental Health Care Centres & Referral system for Railway employees

Policy improvement in Dental Health Care Centres & Referral system for Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

NO. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical Issues

Dated: 26.10.2018

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUS, NF (Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOS, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Policy improvements in Dental Health Care System.

Ref: 1. Railway Board Letter no. 2017/H-1/25/2/DentaI/Policy dated 23.03.2018
2. Railway Board’s letter no. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/CMP & PTDS dated 06.06.2018.
3. Railway Board’s letter no. 2000/H-1/l2/27/pt-I dated 16.10.2000.
4. Railway Board’s letter no. 2002/H-1/12/13/DentaI/S.E.C.R dated 10.12.2013.
5. Railway Board’s letter 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical issued dated 25.08.2018.

In order to improve the Dental Health Care, and with reference to Board’s letters mentioned above, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following:

1. Empanelment of Government & Private Dental Hospitals/Centres & Referral of Patients:

1.1 Zonal Railways are empowered to empanel the Government or Private Dental Hospitals/Centres for referral at par with empanelment of other specialty hospitals at CGHS rates.

1.2 The patients may be referred to by Dental Surgeon/Railway Doctor, as per the requirement/necessity of the treatment.

2. Reimbursement of expenditure on Dental treatment

2.1 The reimbursement of expenditure, incurred on Dental treatment of Railway medical beneficiaries, is permitted for the treatments taken outside, if the local CMS/MD/CMO/ACMS incharge of the Hospital is satisfied that same was required to be taken from outside even when Railway Hospital/Sub Divisional Hospital was provided with Part Time/Full Time Dental Surgeon and infrastructure facilities.

2.2 The re-imbursement shall be made in accordance with CGHS. approved dental procedures and rates only.

2.3 Zonal Railway may reimburse the expenditure incurred on other dental procedures which are not included in CGHS list, if the same is done at the nearest Government Dental College/Government Hospital as per the charges levied by these Institutions (this should however not include material and lab charges, charged by outsourced private agencies).

3. Age & Term of Engagement of Part Time Dental Surgeons

3.1 The age limit & terms of CMPs as issued vide letter 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical issued dated 25.08.2018 shall be extended to Part Time Dental Surgeons also.

3.2 The entry level age limit of candidate for appointment as Part Time Dental Surgeon shall be 53 years from the date of issue of this letter.

3.3 The maximum age limit shall be 65 years or 12 terms whichever is earlier and each term of engagement shall not exceed more than 1 year.

4. Extension of policy of part time Dental Surgeons to other hospitals

4.1 The policy of Engagement of Part Time Dental Surgeons is now extended to Sub-Divisional Hospitals also, where justified. Such powers are delegated to the GM with concurrence of associate finance and on the recommendation of PCMD & PCPO.

4.2 The power of engagement of the approved Part Time Dental Surgeons shall be in accordance with Board’s letter no. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/CMP & PTDS dated 06.06.2018.

4.3 Other rules & guidelines as issued from Board on the above subject shall remain unchanged and as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&
Transformation Cell

Source: Railway Board

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Mutual Transfer involving employees working in two different grades

Mutual Transfers permitted between staff in two different grades and not in intermediate grades

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/8

New Delhi, Dated: 26.10.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Mutual Transfer involving employees working in two different grades.

In terms of para 310 of IREM Vol. I 1989 Edition, Railway Servants can seek mutual transfer in the corresponding cadre of two Divisions/Offices/Railways and retain the seniority of the junior employees in their respective new units. The procedure for mutual transfer have recently been further simplified vide:-

(i) Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22.09.2017 (RBE No. 131/2017) which delegates powers to Divisional Railway Managers in respect of mutual transfer, and

(ii) Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/19 dated 06.07.2018 (RBE No. 99/2018) which enabled employees working in Level-I (GP Rs. 1800) belonging to any department/cadre to go on Mutual Exchange basis transfer with another employee working in Level-I (GP Rs. 1800) irrespective of cadre.

2. With a view to further enable employees to seek Mutual Exchange Transfer and in view of clarifications sought by some Zonal Railways in this regard and the demand of both and Federation e.g. NFIR and AIRF, Board have considered the matter. It has been decided that Mutual Transfers may also be permitted between staff in two different grades but only in the recruitment grade of the cadre and not in intermediate grades.

3. Both the employees seeking mutual exchange shall have to give a written undertaking accepting reversion unconditionally and willingly in their own interest to the recruitment grade and bottom seniority in their respective new Unit in order to avoid future litigation. The expression mentioned in preceding lines, should necessarily be incorporated in the application submitted by the employee concerned. The “Note” below para 2(b)(iii) of Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22.09.2017 as mentioned in para 1 above stands deleted.

4. Other terms and conditions for mutual exchange including community restrictions contained in Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/TR/16 dated 14.08.2017 and 22.10.2007 remain.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

(Prabhash Kumar)
EDE(N)
Railway Board

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Re-engagement of Retired Gazetted Officers in Exigencies of Services

Re-engagement of Retired Gazetted Officers in Exigencies of Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff

Dated: 25.10.2018

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Re-engagement of Retired Gazetted Officers in Exigencies of Services.

Ref: (1) PCPO/CR’s letter no. P/HQ/R/952 dated 21.08.2018.
(2) Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 16.10.17.

Keeping in view the difficulties being experienced by Zonal Railways due to vacant posts of Gazette Officers and with reference to letter at (1) above, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved re-engagement of retired officers in Junior Scale (only) as consultant in exigencies of the services against the vacant posts, with following conditions:

  1. General Managers are empowered to re-engage the retired officers.
  2. The Terms of Reference (ToR) of the work to be assigned shall be prepared and approved by GM and same shall be advertised as part of the application.
  3. Railway shall give publicity to such re-engagement, by publishing such requirements on Railway website with the eligibility criteria & application form.
  4. Suitability/Competency of the retired officer shall be adjudged before such re-engagement by a committee of three PHODs/CHODs/SAG as appointed by GM.
  5. While re-engaging such officers, medical fitness of the appropriate category shall be obtained from the designated authorities as per existing practices.
  6. The period of engagement shall be initially for one year and further extendable as per requirement.
  7. Maximum age limit of the re-engagement shall be 65 years.
  8. The engagement of consultant shall not be considered as a case of re-employment.
  9. 12 days leave in a calendar year on pro-rata basis is admissible.
  10. Re-engaged officer shall not be entitled for requisites such as HRA, CCA, Transport Allowance, Residential accommodation, etc. However, when required to travel in connection with official work, TA/DA admissible to regular employee working in the same Grade will be admissible.
  11. The designation shall be consultant followed by (trade name) i.e Officer appointed against the post of ADEN may be designated as Consultant (Engg.)
  12. Re-engaged officer shall be given the responsibilities like inspections, supervision, drawings, etc.
  13. Re-engaged officer shall not be made in charge of the unit like Branch Officer in the Division or independent in charge in the Construction unit.
  14. Re-engaged officer shall not be given the financial and D&AR powers and shall not be authorized to issue any safety certificate.
  15. The consultant shall not divulge any information gathered by him/her during the period of assignment related to the organization to anyone who is not authorized to know/have the same.
  16. Re-engaged officer shall be discharged immediately on joining of selected candidate(s) from UPSC or departmental selection or as per the recommendation of PHOD/CHOD concerned.
  17. Monthly remuneration of a retired officers being re-engaged be determined by reducing Pension-from his/her last pay drawn (i.e. Basic Pay +DA).
  18. This scheme is experimental in nature and is valid for two years from the date of issue of the letter.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell

No. 2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff

  1. PFAs, All Indian Railways & Production Units
  2. The ADAI (Railways), New Delhi
  3. The Director of Audit, All Indian Railways

Copy: As per list attached.

(Sanjeeb Kumar)
Executive Director Accounts
Transformation Cell

Source: Confederation

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Amendment to Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, 1985 Edition (Study Leave Rules)

Amendment to Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, 1985 Edition (Study Leave Rules)

Study Leave Rules (RBE No. 156/2018) -Railway Board

RBE No 156/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2011/F(E)III/2(2)13

New Delhi, Dated: 11.10.2018.

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(All per mailing list)

Sub:- Amendment to Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, 1985 Edition (Study Leave Rules).

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Appendix V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, (1985 Edition) (Third Re-print Edition 2008) be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 134 attached.

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE, VOLUME-I
FIFTH EDITION-1985 (Third Reprint Edition-2008)
APPENDIX V,

STUDY LEAVE RULES:

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No.:- 134

  1. In sub-rule 5(1) of Rule 1, after the word “Government”, following shall be inserted:-“(two years in case of Railway Medical Service Officer)”
  2. In sub-rule 5(ii) & (iii) of Rule 1, Rule 2(2), Rule 14(1) and each of the Forms namely Form ‘A’, Form Form ‘C’ and Form ‘D’ appended to study leave Rules contained in
    Appendix-V, wherever Five occurs, it shall be read as Eight.
  3. In sub-rule (3) of Rule 5, the words “and subject to the other conditions laid down in rule (8) being satisfied, draw study allowance in respect thereof” shall be omitted.
  4. Sub-rule (1) of Rule 7 shall be substituted with the following:-
    “During study leave availed outside India, a Railway servant shall draw leave salary equal to the pay that the Railway servant shall drew while on duty immediately before proceeding on such leave, in addition to Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as admissible in terms of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-20021HRA-2 dated 19.02.2002.”
  5. Sub-rule 2(a) of Rule 7 shall be substituted with the following:-
    “During study leave availed in India, a Railway servant shall draw leave salary equal to the pay that the Railway servant drew while on duty immediately before proceeding on such leave, in addition to Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance as admissible in terms of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dated 19.02.2002.
  6. In sub-rule 2(c) of Rule 7, the words “as envisaged in sub-rule (2) of rule 8,” shall be
  7. Sub-rule 2(d) of Rule 7 shall be omitted.
  8. Rules 8, 9 & 10 shall be omitted.
  9. Rule 11 shall be substituted with the following:-
    “11. Admissibility of Allowances during study leave: Except for House Rent Allowance as admissible in terms of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dated 19.02.2002 and the Dearness Allowance, no other allowance shall be paid to a Railway servant in respect of the period of study leave granted to him.”
  10. In sub-rule 1(i) of Rule 14, the words “Study Allowance” shall be omitted.

Source: Railway Board

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Planning of various Signaling and Telecommunication modernization works on IR – Railways

Planning of various Signaling and Telecommunication modernization works on IR – Railways

(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
******

No.ERB-I/2018/23/43

New Delhi, dated 05.10.2018

ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee for planning of various Signaling and Telecommunication modernization works on IR. The Committee will consist of the following:-

(i) Shri N. Kashinath, DG(S&T), Railway Board …………. Chairman
(ii)Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor/IIT Chennai …………. Special Invitee
(iii) Shri Sunil Gupta, ED/Mobility(S&T), Railway Board …………Member
(iv) Shri Pradeep M Sikdar, ED/Signal Development, Railway Board …. Member
(v) Shri Sandeep Mathur, ED/Coordination/Signal/RDSO …………. Member

2. The Terms of Reference of the Committee will be as under:-

“To close pending issues for effective planning and smooth implementation of modernization works of Signaling and Telecommunication system.”

3. The tenure of the Committee shall be one year from the date of its constitution.

4. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

5. Signal Directorate of Railway Boat will be the Nodal directorate for functioning of the Therefore, submission of report of the Committee for consideration of Railway Board, implementation of its recommendations and all related issues including Parl. Questions, RTI cases and other formalities with regard to the Committee, shall be dealt with by Signal Directorate of Railway Board.

6. The Chairman and Members of the Committee will draw TA/DA as per extant rules.

7. The Terms and Conditions of engagement of the Special Invitee (Prof. Ashok Jhunjhunwala) will follow.

(Vijay Kumar)
Under Secretary (Estt)-I
Railway Board

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of DA applicable from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees 6th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. PC-VI/390
No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1
The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

RBE No.152/2018
New Delhi, dated 8.10.2018

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 12.4.2018 (S.No. PC­VI/385, RBE No.58/2018) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 142% to 148% w.e.f 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of (Authority- MoF’ s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 11.9.2018).

(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

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Additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

Grant of additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.153/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-9

New Delhi, dated 09.10.2018

The General Managers/CA0s,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub :- Grant of additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA)/additional HRA w.e.f. 01.07.2017 vide Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19.07.2017 (RBE No.71/2017) and letter of even number dated 08.11.2017 (RBE No.165/2017) respectively, it has been decided to grant additional HRA at old duty station w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to all those Railway employees who have been transferred to North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, prior to 01.07.2017 or after 01.07.2017 and continue to remain posted there after 01.07.2017, as under:-

(i) In case of Railway employees transferred to and posted from a date prior to 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on 01.07.2017 with the percentage of rates of HRA effective on 01.07.2017 as per Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I1-2017/HRA-7, dated 19.07.2017 (RBE No.71/2017).

(ii) In case of Railway employees transferred to and posted from a date on or after 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on the date of transfer with the percentage rates of HRA effective on the date of transfer.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

sd/-
(N.P.Singh)
Joint Director/Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/

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Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office

Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office.

भारत सरकार Government of India
रेल मंत्रालय Ministry of Railways
(रेलवे बोर्ड) Railway Board

Office Order No. 104 of 2018

Sub : Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office.

Subsequent to IR employees being given AILTC facility on optional basis in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 as per Boards Order No. E(W) 2017/PS5-l/3 dated 10.09.2018, all officers/staff working in Boards office are also eligible to avail AILTC.

2. For availing the facility of AILTC, Officer/Staff working in Board’s Office should have rendered four or more years of continuous service on the date of the commencement of the journey. The following guidelines may be adhered to by the applicant for availing AILTC:-

i) Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate (PPSC) may be obtained from ‘G Branch by following the prescribed procedure as contained in Boards letter dated 10.09.2018. However, in the first instance before applying for PPSC, the concerned staff should check his/her eligibility for availing AILTC.

ii) Leave of any type may be applied for and a declaration/advance intimation letter as per proforma enclosed at Annexure-I intending to avail AILTC may be submitted to the concerned Establishment Branch (ERB-I, ERB-II & ERB-V) along with original copy of PPSC issued by ‘G’ Branch.

iii) In case, AILTC advance is required, a separate request may be submitted as per prescri bed proforma enclosed at Annexure-II to the concerned ERB section ( ERB-I, II & V) in addition to submission of self-declaration/advance intimation letter. AILTC advance is to be applied 65 days (in case of Air travel) or 125 days ( in case of train travel) before the proposed date of outward journey and within ten days of the drawal of advance, the concerned employee is to produce tickets, irrespective of the date of commencement of the journey.

iv) LTC advance upto 90% of the estimated fare would be sanctioned.

v) In case, an employee performs journey without intimation and submission of original PPSC to the concerned ERB section, claim for reimbursement under AILTC would not be entertained.

vi) Subsequent to performing the journey related to AILTC, necessary claims for reimbursement /difference of expenditure ( in case of advance) may be submitted directly to respective Cash-I/II/III Sections as per enclosed proforma at Annexure-III for final settlement with all necessary required document.

vii) LTC claim as per Annexure-III is to be submitted within three months of completion of return journey, if no advance has been drawn; else, within one month of completion of return journey, if advance has been drawn.

viii) After undertaking journey, unspent amount of AILTC advance, if any, should be remitted within one month and in one lumpsum.

ix) Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains are allowed on LTC however, travel in such train is to be by shortest route. Reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC. Flexi Fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains is also admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC.

x) Those officials entitled for Air travel are required to travel by Air India only at LTC-80 fare or less. Fare indicated at LTC-80 is the maximum permissible ceiling limit for reimbursement; however, efforts should be made to book Air tickets at the cheapest fare possible.

xi) Those employees ( i.e, Pay Level 1 to 8 of Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC) who are not entitled to travel by Air may travel by any airline; however, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train /transport or actual expense, whichever is less. Further, dynamic fare component in respect of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall not be admissible in such cases i.e., where a non­ entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

xii) In all cases, Air ticket is required to be booked either directly through the airlines ( Booking Counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz ‘MIS Balmer Lawrie & Company’, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’, and IRCTC ( to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DOP&Ts OM No. 31011/6/2002-Estt(A) dated 2.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted and no request for relaxation of rules for booking the tickets through any other agencies shall be considered by Boards office.

xiii) ) It may also be noted that Travel on Tour packages is not allowed, except in case of tours conducted by Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), State Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) and IRCTC. In such cases, only the fare component shall be reimbursable provided ITDC/STDC/IRCTC separately indicate the fare component and certify that the journey was actually performed by the Government servant and his family members for which he/she is claiming the All India Leave Travel Concession.

xiv) All tickets purchased should be submitted in original along with boarding passes duly stamped by Airport authorities (in case of Air travel) at the time of submitting claims after performing journey.

xv) In respect of special relaxation relating to travel by Air ( for those who are not entitled for Air travel under AILTC) on LTC to North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar, DOP&Ts OM No. 31011/3/2018-Estt(A-IV) dated 20.09.2018 may be referred to.

3. Role of ‘G-Branch’, ERB-I, II, V, Cash-I, II & III sections and PAO/Office/RB would be as under:-

a) General Branch will issue the Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate (PPSC) for AILTC purpose within 10 days of receiving the request from Applicant as per the instructions contained in E(W)’s above mentioned letter.

b) After receiving the request for optional AILTC as per Annexure-I & II, respective Establishment Branches (ERB-I, ERB-II & ERB-V) would verify/certify the necessary columns in it along with checking the admissibility as to whether the concerned employee is eligible for AILTC as per extant policy instruction and forward it to concerned Cash Section in case LTC advance has been sought.

c) An acknowledgement to the concerned employee may also be made and a copy of guidelines for perusal of employee may be given so as to ensure that the concerned employee is fully aware of the extant rules to be followed while availing optional AILTC and that there is no issue with regard to clearing of AILTC claim. In case AILTC is not admissible for the concerned employee, the same be advised in writing to the employee within three working days of the receipt of the intimation. A copy be also endorsed to the concerned Cash Section for information and record.

d) Concerned Cash section would process the case for LTC advance and reimbursement/claim as per extant rule for AILTC issued by Board’s Office like normal reimbursement of TA/DA, Children Education Allowance (CEA) claim without referring it to Associate Finance. However, if any clarification is required on the extant rules, the nodal branch may be consulted. In respect of AILTC advance/clearing of claim, concerned Cash section are to sanction the amount based on concerned employee’s eligibility for travel in AILTC, fares of shortest route by train and as per fare available under LTC-80 in respect of Air ticket.

e) After clearing of LTC claim, the concerned Cash Section would maintain the details of such claim separately as per CCS(LTC) Rule for maintaining register of LTC claim. Proforma is at Annexure-IV.

f) ERB-II, V and PAO Sections would also be required to make an entry in the service book of concerned employee claiming LTC along with an undertaking of completion of four or more years of service in this regard.

g) ERB-I, II, V, Cash-I, II, Ill & PAO sections may also go through the instructions issued on AI LTC/LTC by E(W) branch & DOP&T before processing the request related to AILTC.

4. All concerned may note that any misuse of AILTC will be viewed seriously and the concerned official would be liable for appropriate action under the relevant rules. Cash section may also randomly get some of the air tickets verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

5. The above issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: Annexure- I to IV

No. 2018/0&M/2/15
Dated: 26/09/2018

(H. Moharana)
Joint Secretary/Railway Board

 Source: Indian Railways

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Railway Bonus Order: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) to all non-gazetted Railway employees for the Financial Year 2017-18

Railway Bonus Order: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB) to all non-gazetted Railway employees for the Financial Year 2017-18

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.154/2018.
New Delhi, dated: 10.10.2018.

No. E(P&A)II-2018/PLB-3

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2017-18.

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2017-18 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs.7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the ‘wages’ are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

2. ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘Basic pay’as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2017-18. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2017-18 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 ofR-I/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or pat1 of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Joint Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board.

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Railway Bonus 2018

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

10-October-2018 13:34 IST

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees

About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision

Payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2044.31 crore

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel). The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs.2044.31 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs.7000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs.17,951 for 78 days. About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.

The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country. Payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera/ Puja holidays. The decision of the Cabinet shall be implemented before the holidays for this year as well. For the year 2017-18 PLB equivalent to 78 days’ wages will be paid which is expected to motivate the employees for working towards improving the performance of the Railways.

Background:

Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India wherein the concept of PLB was introduced in the year 1979-80. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of Railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of ‘The Payment of Bonus Act – 1965′.

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