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Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties

NFIR

No. II/34/2018-Part I

Dated: 19/09/2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties-reg.

Of late, it is noticed that the Railway employees are becoming targets of physical attacks by the unruly people/antisocial elements. In this connection, NFIR cites the case of recent physical attack on Travelling Ticket Examiner of S.C. Railway (Secunderabad Division) by a group of people who are habituated of travelling unauthorizedly and threatening on duty staff. It has further been reported that three persons have attacked the Gate Keeper (Track Maintainer) at Level Crossing Gate on Northern Railway and chopped off his left arm on 17th September, 2018. Similar attacks on staff were also reported from different places and no adequate action has been taken by the concerned Law & Order Authorities to deter the miscreants.

The Railway Staff who perform duties in the field and at remote places are developing constant fear of criminal attacks on them by the miscreants. In order to maintain the morale of staff, it would be necessary to urge upon the concerned high level authorities who are accountable for maintaining Law & Order situation to take effective measures. So far as Level Crossing Gates are concerned, provision of CCTV cameras may be considered seriously to facilitate detecting the culprits for further action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly see that concrete steps are taken to protect the Railway Staff working in the field and in the remote sections of the Railway system. Federation may please be kept advised of action being taken by the Railway Board early.

Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI – Clarification order issued by Railway Board

MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI – Clarification order issued by Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No.119

File No.PC-VII/2016/I/6/2

RBE No.142/2018

New Delhi, dated 20.09.2018

The General
Managers/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,

(As per mailing list)

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 – regarding.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even no. dated 31.07-2017 forwarding therewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s (MoPPG&P/DoPT)0M No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay) I dated 27.07.2017 regarding guidelines on availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. Now Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of personnel & Training vide their 0M No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 28.08.2018 has clarified various aspects of their earlier 0M. The clarifications issued by DoP&T shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

3. The ‘one month’ period mentioned in the aforesaid 0M of DoP&T dated 28.08.2018 under clarification to point of doubt at Sl No.2 shall be month from the date of issue of these instructions.

sd/-
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission
– Railway Board

MACP Option for Fixation of Pay on Promotion from DNI - Clarification order issued by Railway Board

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Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

7th CPC: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 117
No. PC-V/20016/PS/1(Stipend)
RBE No. 133/2018

New Delhi, dated 11-9-2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways.

Consequent upon the revision in training period of few categories of Traffic and Commercial Departments, item Nos. 39, 41, 42, 45, 46, 47 of the Schedule of Board’s letter of even number dated 02-02-2017 (RBE No. 08/2017) stands modified as under:

S.No. Category Training
period
Grade Pay
in VI CPC
Pay
Structure
(Rs.)
Corresp- onding Revised Pay level in the 7th CPC Pay
Matrix
Revised rates
of stipend in
the
corresponding
Pay level
(Rs.)
Traffic and Commercial Departments
39. Commercial Apprentices 80 days 4200 6 35400
41. Ticket Examiner 26 days 1900 2 19900
42. Train Clerks 18 days 1900 2 19900
45. Goods Guards 30 days 2800 5 29200
46. Traffic Apprentices for absorption in scales as Station Masters, Asstt. Yard Masters, Traffic Inspectors & Section Controllers 300 days 4200 6 35400
47. Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk 26 days 2800 5 29200

2. The above revised rates of stipend are applicable to those batches that undergo the modified training modules as indicated against the category.

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

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

Regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

 RBE No. 138/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1 

New Delhi, dated 14.09.2018.

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

Sub: Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance.

Ref:- Board’s letter of even number dated 30.08.2017 (RBE No.106/2017)

In context of Board’s letter cited above, references have been received in Board’s office from some Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications regarding entitlement of Breakdown allowance to Technician Gr.11l drawing pay in higher level i.e. Pay level 3 under MACPS rather than the pay level available for the post. The issue has also been raised by AIRF in PNM Forum as item No.15/2018 and NFIR in their letter dated 11.04.2018.

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it has been observed that the MACP Scheme provides for grant of financial upgradation to the employees on personal basis and there occurs no change in the designation, classification or status. The concerned employees continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post held by them. In view of this, it is clarified that the Breakdown Allowance has to be paid at the rate(s) as prescribed against the respective post mentioned in para-1 of Board’s letter cit. 30.08.2017. Accordingly, Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS, are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them.

3. The other terms and conditions relating to Breakdown Allowance will remain the same.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

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Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016

Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.II/23/Part III

Dated: 11/09/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways w.e.f. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. F(X)I-2002/11/2 dated 26/2/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/23/Part III dated 12/03/2018.
(iii) Railway Board’s reply vide No. F(X)I-2002/11/2 dated 09/05/2018 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(iv) NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No.18 sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018.

Federation desires to invite kind attention of Railway Board to the letter dated 26/12/2017 wherein instructions have been issued for revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation in Railways with retrospective effect i.e. 01/07/2010, 01/07/2013, and 01/07/2016. Federation expresses its anguish over non-appreciation of ground reality highlighted by the Federation vide its letter dated 12/03/2018 for taking remedial action and instead, sent reply vide letter dated 09/05/2018 that the revision in the flat rate of license fee is based on the pattern of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Due to this negative approach, the Federation was compelled to raise the issue vide PNM Agenda Item No. 18 (sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018), but unfortunately, instructions have not been modified yet.

Besides above, the Federation desires to convey to the Railway Board that the reports are received from the NFIR affiliated Unions that though outstanding dues towards office rent, electricity, telephone and water charges have already been cleared by the affiliates, the Divisional Administrations have raised bills for payment arrears towards rentals of office accommodation from 01/07/2010 to 30/06/2013, 01/07/2013 to 30/06/2016 and 01/07/2016 to 31/03/2018. While the Board’s instructions dated 26/12/2017 are unjustified, the action of Railway Administration, demanding payment of arrears on account of Office rent of the accommodations in possession of the affiliated Unions is totally wrong.

As the subject has already been taken up by the Federation in the PNM fora at Board’s level, it is urged that the instructions dated26/12/2017 be kept in abeyance or withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Compassionate ground appointment to the kith & kin of Railway employees and died in harness as bachelor – need to issue instructions

compassionate-grounds-railway

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. II/1-A/2018

Dated: 07/09/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Compassionate ground appointment to the kith & kin of Railway employees and died in harness as bachelor – need to issue instructions-reg.

Reports are being received by the Federation through our affiliated unions that the
Railway Authorities on certain divisions/zones are reluctant to consider offering appointment on compassionate ground to the kith & kin of railway employee died as bachelor. These cases included the cases of persons appointed under LARSGESS (who unfortunately died as bachelor).

Federation feels that denial of compassionate appointment to the next kith and kin of bachelor employees die in harness is unfair, considering the fact that the bereaved family is required to be provided with bread winner (through compassionate appointment to the kith & kin of deceased staff).

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review the extant instructions and issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways etc., to consider providing compassionate appointment to the kith and kin of deceased bachelor employees (including LARSGESS appointee) in order to provide relief to the families of such employees. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully.
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2018

DA to Railway employees Revised Rates( 7% to 9%) effective from 01.07.2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No.:132/2018

New Delhi, dated: 10 .09.2018

PC-VII No.- 116

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: – Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 39/2018 dated 19.03.2018 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21)), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume – II (Sixth Edition – 1987) – Second Reprint 2005.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2018.

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

(S. Balachandrajyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

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

 

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Regarding Payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS Doctors

Regarding Payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS Doctors

Government of India / Bharat Sarkar

Ministry of Railways / Rail Mantralaya
(Railway Board)
RBE No.125/2018
No. F(E)I/2016/AL-7/1

New Delhi, dated 29.08.2018

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS Doctors-reg.

Payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS Doctors for paying domiciliary visits outside duty hours and performing other official duties is governed by Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2009/AL-7/1 dt. 24.07.2009. This order is based on Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s C.M. No. A-450-12/03/2008­CHS-V, dated 28/04/2009.

Now pursuant to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare’s recent C.M. No.Z15025/DIR/CGHS/Conveyance/JACSD0/2017/744252, dated 02/02/2018 on the subject matter of Conveyance Allowance admissible to CHS Doctors working under CGHS, it is reiterated that the instructions as contained in Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2009/AL-7/1, dt. 24.07.2009 shall be applicable for payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS doctors for paying domiciliary visits outside duty hours and performing other official duties.

(Jitendra Kumar)

Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)

Railway Board

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Resolution No. NJCA/2018 dated 18/08/2018 against Government’s Failure to fulfill its assurances

Resolution No. NJCA/2018 dated 18/08/2018 against Government’s Failure to fulfill its assurances

NJCA

No.IV/NJCA(N)2014-Pt.III

Dated: 01/09/2018

The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: Resolution No. NJCA/2018 dated 18/08/2018 against Government’s Failure to fulfill its assurances – Reg.

A copy of Resolution dated 18/08/2018 passed by NJCA is enclosed.

As decided by NJCA in its meeting held on 18/08/2018 at New Delhi, the affiliates are directed to hold mass rallies/demonstrations etc., protesting against Government failure to implement its assurances on revision of minimum wage, improvement of fitment formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS). Other pending issues related to railway employees may also be highlighted during protest actions. Affiliates may take note that “September 2018” should be treated as PROTEST MONTH by organizing different forms of protest actions at all levels i.e. Depots, Establishments, Workshops, Major Stations etc.,

All India Protest Day” should be observed on 19th September 2018 and on the said date the affiliates should mobilize employees in large number along with those of Central Government Employees Organizations and hold massive rallies / demonstrations. The members of INDWF and FNPO should also be made part of agitation wherever possible.

A report on protest actions conducted by the affiliates may be sent to the Federation promptly.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Encouraging Railway Employees to enrol themselves under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY)

Encouraging Railway Employees to enrol themselves under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY)

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
Headquarters Office,
Personnel Department,
Secunderabad

No.SCR/P/HQ/Dy.CPO/IR/PMJJBY

Dated: 03-09-2018

All Concerned

Sub: Encouraging Railway Employees to enrol themselves under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) – reg.

Ref:- Railway Board’s letter No. 2018/E(LL)/RSBY/1 Dated 03.08.2018.

Railway Board vide their letter cited, have advised to encourage the Railway Employees to enrol themselves for Insurance coverage under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojna (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna Bima Yojna (PMJJBY) to move towards creating a universal social system. The following are the brief details of the Schemes:-


S.No.

Scheme

Age Group

Yearly Subscription

Insurance Coverage
1. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna (PMSBY – Life Insurance) 18-50 years Rs.330/- Rs.2,00,000/-
2. Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna & (PMJJBY-Accident Insurance) 18-70 years Rs.12/- Rs.2,00,000/-

Accordingly, Personnel Department/Headquarters has planned the course of action for conduct of “Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojna and PMJJBY Mela” exclusively for Railway employees working in Headquarters area to enrol themselves for the above Bima Yojnas. The following documents are required for enrolment.

1) Aadhar Card (Xerox) -2 copies
2) PAN Card (Xerox) – 2 copies
3) Details of the Nominee with the details of Name, Relationship & age etc.
4) The nominee should be a major (Aadhar Card Xerox to be submitted)
5) Copy of Bank Pass Book (First Page)
6) Latest Passport size Photos-2

The “Pradhan Mantri Surakshan BimaYojna and PMJJBY Mela” is fixed to be organised on 12.09.2018 from 09.00hrs. to 17.00hrs. at Butterfly Shed/ Rail Nilayam/ Secundarabad. The Officials of Syndicate Bank/Rail Nilayam Branch, State Bank of India.Himmat Nagar Branch and Lallaguda Branch are participating in the Mela for enrolment.

It is therefore requested to attend the”Pradhan Mantri Suraksha BimaYojna and PMJJBY Mela” on 12.09.2018 form 09.00hrs. onwards along with the required documents mentioned above to enrol themselves and reap and the benefits of these Schemes at a miniscule annual premium. Wide publicity may be given among the staff for enrolment.

sd/-
(M.B. MURALIDHAR)
Dy. CPO/IR&Res.
For Principal Chief Personnel Officer

Source: indianrailways

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Debit and Credit note for treatment of patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) to other Railway Hospital with or without referral – Simplification of Process

Treatment of Patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) to other Railway Hospital with or without Referral

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Issues

New Delhi, dated: 30.08.2018

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

Sub: Debit and Credit note for treatment of of patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) to other Railway Hospital with or without referral – Simplification of Process.

It has been reported that the treatment of patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) has been delayed because of the demand of debit note by Railway hospital where patient has been referred or reported, from the Railway/Unit/Hospital to which the patient belongs. In order to facilitate easy treatment of Railway Medical Beneficiaries, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following:

1. Referral Case: A Railway Hospital referring the patient (Railway Medical Beneficiaries) to other Zonal Hospital will include a note in its referral from/letter that it will accept debit raised on the treatment of the patient at Railway Hospital and/or further onward referral of the patient to empanelled hospitals and/or to non empanelled hospitals by making advance payment. All the necessary sanctions, if required, will be taken at the referred Railway itself.

2. Reported without Referral: In case patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) has reported to the hospital of other Railway/unit without referral – treatment will be provided by the hospital – in house and/or referral to empanelled hospital and/or empanelled hospital as advance payment case, as the need be after ascertaining the valid identity of patient (Railway Medical Beneficiary) thru Medical ID Card/ ID Card/ Pass/ PTO etc. All the necessary sanctions, if required, will be taken at reported Railway itself.

Meanwhile the reported Railway/Unit/Hospital will inform the concerned Railway/Hospital/Unit to which the patient originally belongs.

3. The patient (Railway Medical beneficiary) will be given the treatment as per the medical condition by the referred or reported Hospital and after treatment is over, then the debit will be raised on the concerned Zonal Railway/Unit/Hospital to which the patient originally belongs.

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

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

sd/-
(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell
New Delhi, dated: 30.08.2018

Source: SCRMU

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Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

RBE.No: 120/2018

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/12

New Delhi, dated 24.08.2018

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Transfer of Non-gazetted staff from one Department to another Department- Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

In terms of the provisions contained in Para 231 of IREC Vol.l (Fifth Edition-1985), Divisional Railway Managers may transfer erstwhile group “D” employees Grade Pay 1800/- Level 1 (Peons, Gangmen, Khalasi, unskilled and semiskilled, etc.) from one department to another or from one Division to another.

2. The need to delegate the powers to change of department in the case of Group “C” Railway Servants has also been experienced. In the light of the above, Board have reviewed the matter and have decided to delegate the powers to Divisional Railway Managers further · so that henceforth it shall be within the competence of Divisional Railway Managers to transfer all non-gazetted Railway employees for divisional controlled cadres from one Department to another Department subject to conditions given in Board’s letter No. E(NG)l-2006/TR/18 dated 25.09.2007, being strictly followed.

3. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.l, (Fifth Edition-1985) is amended as per ACS No. 133 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

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Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

Railways: Disabilities employed in Central Government granting with Transport Allowance at double the normal rates

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)

RBE No.117/2018

No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1

New Delhi, dated 17/08/2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

A copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.21/3/2017-E.118 dated 12th July, 2018 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

This issues with concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. Hindi version is enclosed.

DA: As above.

(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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Rest Rules for Running Staff – AIRF Reference to Railway Board

Rest Rules for Running Staff – AIRF Reference to Railway Board

No.AIRF/PNM/20/2009

Dated: August 27, 2018

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Rest Rules for Running Staff

Ref.: Railway Board’s letters No.E(LL)/2009/HER/1 dated 17.07.2018 and 02.08.2018

Pursuant to discussions held with AIRF, during the last PNM Meeting, held on 21-22 June, 2018, Railway Board vide their letter No.E(LL)/2009/HER/1 dated 17.07.2018 had issued instructions that, Call Books on Running Staff should be served upon only after completion of 16 hours rest at Headquarters and after completion of 8 hours at outstation.

It is, however, quite unfortunate that, Railway Board vide their subsequent letter dated 02.08.2018 have pended the said instructions till adequate number of Running Staff becomes available to fill-up large-number of existing vacancies. This is gross violation of bilateral negotiated settlement with the federation.

AIRF, therefore, desires that, orders of pending the instructions, issued vide Railway Board’s letter dated ibid dated 17.07.2018 be withdrawn immediately in the larger interest of industrial harmony.

This may be treated as “Most Urgent”.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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Filling up of vacancies on the Railways

Filling up of vacancies on the Railways.


NFIR


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
{RAILWAY BOARD}

RBE No. 119/2018

No. E(NG)II / 2018/RR-1/22

New Delhi, dated 20.08.2018

The General Manager (p),
All Zonal Railways/ Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Filling up of vacancies on the Railways.

Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter no. E(NG)II/2007/RR-1/10/Pt.(110865) dated 25.06.2014 specifying the carious factors which must be taken into account while computing vacancies for placing indents. It was inter alia mentioned therin that staff likely to go on transfer to other Railways/Divisions in a particular calendar year must also be accounted for in the pool of vacancies while placing indents with the Recruiting Agencies.

It has been observed that large number of applications for Inter Railway transfers are pending on Railways. Such transferd have a direct bearing on railway working, especially in terms of manspower because of huge gap between outflow and inflow of staff.

It is, therefore, reiterated that while placing indents for fresh recruitment notifications in future the computation done duly of vacancies must be done duly taking.into account all the pending requests of Inter-Railway transfers. For this purpose, requests forwarded to the recipient Railway/Division as on the cut off date of assessment of vacancies should be regarded as pending requests. Action may be taken accordingly henceforth.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: NFIR

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Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions

Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions


NFIR


No.11/6/Pt.8

Dated: 21/08/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Filling up of posts of Multi-Tasking Staff (erstwhile Group ‘D’ post) in Railway Board by absorption basis in Level-I of Pay Matrix (Pre-revised: Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) and Grade Pay Rs.1800) from the employees of Zonal Railways/Production Unions.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.20l8/ERB-515 (4)l0l dated 08/0812018 addressed to
Zonal Railways and Production Units etc.,

With reference to Railway Board’s letter dated 08/08/2018 inviting applications from the staff working in Zonal Railways etc., for filling the vacancies of Multi-Tasking Staff in Rail Bhavan, New Delhi, it is informed that on some Zonal Railways the applications of staff are not entertained on the plea that no replacement is available and on a few Zones, the Board’s circular is not being circulated resulting the staff not able to submit their applications. Staff are disappointed over the negative approach of Zonal Railways and they also fear that the only opportunity now provided for them to join Rail Bhavan, New Delhi will be lost.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly issue clear instructions to the GMs etc., to circulate widely Board’s letter and forward the applications of staff promptly.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Suicide committed by Shri Bablu Kumar, Trackman, Sholapur (Central Railway)


AIRF


No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: August 17, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Suicide committed by Shri Bablu Kumar, Trackman, Sholapur (Central Railway)
Reference our earlier letter of even number dated 13th August, 2018.

As we had discussed about various problems faced by the staff at the grassroots level, particularly some important and vulnerable cadres, like Trackmen, again one Trackmen, Shri Bablu Kumar, has committed suicide just because he could not be granted leave though he had run from pillar to post, so that, his leave can be sanctioned.

Indifferent attitude of some of the officers is forcing the employees to commit suicide. All the incidents, where employees have committed suicide, need a thorough investigation. It also needs that, the people responsible for forcing employees, where they are committing suicide, should be dealt with firmly.

AIRF is of opinion that, criminal cases under IPC Section 306 should be registered against these officers, only then we can expect some improvement in their behavior. It is quite unfortunate that, nowadays, when Trackmen Cadre is highly educated, they are being treated as slaves. AIRF and its affiliates have always fought against the atrocities against the Trackmen Cadre in the past and will continue to fight for our Trackmen brother and sisters.

I would further request you that some serious efforts should be made so that, frustration developing amongst the Trackmen Cadre could be resolved quickly. AIRF has observed that, main problem being faced by the Trackmen Cadre is their Career Progression, for that we have suggested that Direct Recruitment Quota should be reduced and posts should be filled through LDCE/GDCE to give them proper promotional prospects. We have also suggested that the entire recruitment should be made in the cadre of Trackmen, and after 2/3 years time they should be given option to go to their department of choice. Working conditions of the Trackmen Cadre also need immediate review. Working hours of all the Gatemen, Keymen, Mate and Trackmen need urgent review. Looking the weather conditions, there is urgent need of Higher Dressing Allowance to them.

Trackmen at the gates want that, there should be proper lighting, water and washroom facilities. There is also urgent need to provide them free transit facility in the township where their families stay and their children could get proper education. There are thousands of Trackmen those who have been recruited in the Indian Railways from all over the country, but they mainly belong to Bihar, Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and some other states. They have only one dream, when they can be sent back to their states.

As we have also advised that, it should be made mandatory that, whenever next panel will be available, these people should be transferred from their present place of posting to the place where they request for their transfer. There can be many more problems also, I hope, if Ministry of Railways address these problems quickly, it will be able to satisfy our Trackmen brothers and sister working over the Indian Railways.

Since as I know that, you have a deep sympathy with the Trackmen Cadre, I hope, something concrete will be done, so that, another Bablu Kumar should not suicide.

With Regards,

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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NJCA MEETING: Revival of Indefinite Strike – AIRF & NFIR yet to take a decision

Revival of Indefinite Strike – AIRF & NFIR yet to take a decision

Railway Federations (AIRF & NFIR) are yet to take a decision regarding revival of indefinite strike

NJCA MEETING  18-08-2018

CONFEDERATION, NFPE AND AIDEF INSISTED REVIVAL OF INDEFINITE STRIKE – AUTHORIZED NJCA CHAIRMAN AND CONVENER (RAILWAY FEDERATIONS – AIRF & NFIR) TO TAKE FINAL DECISION REGARDING INDEFINITE STRIKE .

NJCA meeting was held on 18-08-2018. Government has ignored the ultimatum given by NJCA and has not given any cognizance to NJCA’s Resolution adopted on 03-07-2018 and the letter dated 03-07-2018 addressed to Cabinet Secretary.

Government has betrayed NJCA and entire Central Government employees and Pensioners. Therefore, the Representatives of Confederation, NFPE and AIDEF insisted to revive the indefinite strike and start preparations for the strike immediately, as all employees are eagerly waiting for such a decision from NJCA.

Railway Federations (AIRF & NFIR) are yet to take a decision regarding revival of indefinite strike. After discussion it was decided to authorize the Chairman & Convener of NJCA (Railway Federations – AIRF & NFIR) to take final decision and convey the same to Government and also to all constituent organizations of NJCA.

As NJCA could not take any final decision regarding strike, Confederation shall go ahead with its decision to organize one day nationwide strike on 15th November 2018. In the mean time all Central Trade Unions (other than BMS) and independent Federations (including Confederation) are holding a National Convention at New Delhi on 28th September 2018. If any decision for strike is taken in that convention, the date of the Confederation’s strike will be changed to synchronize with the date(s) of the Central Trade Unions and independent Federations, as already decided in the June 10th Hyderabad National Convention.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
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Source: Confederation

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Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP Schemes for the Central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees

NFIR

Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP schemes for the central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees

MACP

No. IV/MACPs/09/part II

Dated: 21/08/2018

The Secretary / DoP&T
(Department of personnel PG & pension),
Department of personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP schemes for the central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i)  Dop&T oM No.35034/1/97-Estt (D) dated 09/08/1999.
(ii) Dop&T oM No.35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 19/05/2009.

NFIR invites kind attention to the OM dated 09/08/1999 wherein the Government of India (DoP&T) had introduced ‘Assured career Progression Scheme‘ (ACPs) for the central Government civilian Employees pursuant to the recommendation of 5th central pay commission. The ACP Scheme was made effective in the Central Government departments from 1999. The ACP Scheme remained functional until 31/08/2008 (as clarified by the DoP&T vide para 9 its OM dated 19/05/2009) due to the fact that the ‘Modified Assured Carrer Progression Scheme‘ was introduced by the DoP&T, replacing ACPS w.e.f. 01/09/2008, pursuant to the recommendations of 6th CPC.

The Federation has however been receiving representations from the Central Government civilian Employees, mainly railway employees from all corners of the country to make the MACP Scheme operational w.e.f. 01/01/2006
01/01/2006 instead from 0l/09/2008, pursuant to the order dated 08th December, 2017 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016. In this connection, NFIR places following facts for consideration:-

  • on perusal of the order of the Apex court, it is found that the Hon’ble Apex court has held that the MACP is a part of pay structure recommended by the 6th CPC, the same cannot be considerd as allowance which had been given effect from 01/09/2008. The said order has also cited the Resolution dated 30/08/2008 of the Government which was referred in the notification issued by the Ministry of Finance wherein MACP has been defined part of ‘Pay structure‘ and not as ‘Allowance‘ and therefore should be given effect from 01/01/2006.
  • The order dated 8th Dec 2017 passed by the Apex court has already been implemented by the Ministry of Defence, giving effect to the MACPs w.e.f.01/01/2006 through an OM dated 25/07/2018.
  • DoP&T may kindly take note that in para 6.5.2 & 6.5.4 of the report of 6th CPC, the Commission had recommended for implementation of the revised pay structure consisting of Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. 01/01/2006 while the revised allowances were given effect from prospective date i.e. 01/09/2008.
  • Ministry of Finance vide Gazette of India, Extraordinary Notification of Resolution No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 29/08/2008 had implemented revised pay structure (Pay Band & Grade Pay) w.e.f. 01/01/2006 whereas the implementation of MACPS was made effective from 0110912008, Accordingly, Ministry of Railways also implemented revised Pay structure w.e.f. 01/01/2006 vide its order dated 04/09/2008 while the rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) were revised w.e.f. 01/01/2006 vide Board’s order dated 22/09/2008. Therefore, the MACPS which is part of Pay structure as decided by Apex Court should be given effect from 01/01/2006 in railways and all other Central Government departments.
  • Another important fact which cannot be ignored is, that the Apex Court had held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the Pay structure which not only affects the pay but also pension of the employee, therefore, decided that the ACP is not allowance but a part of pay. At the same time, the Hon’ble Supreme Court further held that there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of pay structure and that the resolution dated 30/08/2008 relating to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations on pay structure, pay bands, grade pay etc have been given effect from 0110112006 and also added that this is the decision of the Cabinet which could not have been modified by issuing executive instructions.
  • NFIR suggests that while issuing modified instructions, in compliance with Apex Court order, the DoP&T may allow option opportunity to all those beneficiaries of ACPS as well MACPS to exercise their option for financial upgradation from the dates advantageous to them so as to avoid further grievances.
  • Summing up, NFIR urges upon the DoP&T to kindly consider the above points and issue modified instructions for granting financial upgradation under MACPS with effect from 01/01/2006 as was done by the Ministry of Defence. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to this Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

 

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Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

NFIR

No. I/5 (F)

Dated: 20/08/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)1/2017/AL-28/40 dated 08/08/2017(PC-VII-31 & RBE No. 84/2017).
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41 dated 24/08/2017(PC-VII-45 & RBE No. 103/2017).
(iii) NFIR’s letter No.1/5 (F) dated 22/06/2018.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)l/2017/AL-28/40 dated 31/07/2018.

While appreciating the prompt reply of the Railway Board not agreeing with the proposal made by the Federation through its letter dated 22/6/2018, NFIR reiterates again the following facts:

• There are many places where there is no rest house at all,
• Wherever there are rest houses for subordinate staff, their accommodation is totally inadequate and the employees do not get even Cot/Bed,
• The condition of rest houses is very bad so much so, the bed sheets, pillow covers etc., are not even washed regularly (i.e. the condition is unhygienic),
• Mattresses in the rest houses are very dirty and not fit for use.

The Railway Board’s contention for denying the legitimate entitlement, citing 7th CPC recommendation and Government of India’s approval thereon is not only illogical but also highly improper. It needs to be appreciated that when employee is ordered to undertake tour on duty, he is rightly entitled for facilities as well Daily Allowance / Travelling Allowance. The case cited by NFIR is that in those cases where the staff proceed on duty to other places where the rest house facility is not available or condition of rest house is so bad that no human being can live, in such situations the reimbursement of hotel charges has to be ensured by the employer. Therefore the simple reply in one paragraph given by the Railway Board not agreeing the legitimate demand of NFIR is unacceptable to the Federation and we surmise that the Railway Board never wanted to take the ground situation into consideration for extending legitimate benefit to the staff. It is also unfortunate that while the Central Government has allowed reimbursement charges towards hotel accommodation to its employees when they undertake tour on duty, the Railway Board is unwilling to adopt Government of India’s rules probably with an intention to deny the legitimate benefit%to railwaymen deliberately.

Federation therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the matter with judicious intention and issue instructions to the GMs etc., for ensuring reimbursement of accommodation/rest house/hotel charges in those cases where the resting facilities or either inadequate or not provided or not available.

Yours Faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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