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Recommendations of the 7th Central pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

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Grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees

RBE No.147/2017
PC-VII No.68

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 New Delhi,

Dated: 12-10-20 17

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

 

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

 

Please refer to Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

 

Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants vide OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (copy enclosed). These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

Aforesaid instructions on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy are being issued in supersession of Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 13-05-2014.

 

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

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Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes

Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

training-allowances - Sumptuary Allowance

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

RBE No.145/2017

No.E(MPP)2012/3/28

New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railway and
Production Units.

The Director General,
NAIR, Vadodara.

The Directors,
IRICEN,Pune,
IRIEEN, Nasik,
IRIMEE, Jamalpur,
IRISET, Secunderabad,
IRITM, Lucknow,
JRRPF, Lucknow.

Sub: Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

Kindly refer to Ministry of Railways’ letter Nos. E(MPP)/2005/13/2 dated 22.08.2005 (RBE No. 139/2005) followed by E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008 (RBE No. 156/2008) wherein Ministry of Railways had communicated that the training allowance is to be paid @ 30% and @ 15% of the basic pay to the faculty members, for imparting training to Group ‘A’ Officers and to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff respectively on Centralised Training Institutes and various other training Centres on Indian Railways, respectively.

2. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, the rates of Training Allowance is revised as follows:

Training Allowance

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes  for Group ‘A’ officers. 24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay

3. It will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back. It will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

4. Training Allowance will be admissible to the faculty members without any ceiling of 5 years and standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.

5. Further, above mentioned Board’s instruction had stated that ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ shall be paid @ Rs 3500/- per month for the Director/ Head of the Centralised Training Instititutes for Group ‘A’ Officers and @ Rs 2500/- per month to Course Directors and @ Rs 2000/- per month to Counsellors. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC recommendation and as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ for Training Establishment is abolished.

6. The revised rates of allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance shall be applicable with effect from 1st July, 2017.

7. All other guidelines/instructions on the subject shall remain unchanged.

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Mahendra Kumar Gupta)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board

 Source: Railway Board

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Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD

RBA No.145/2017

No.2016/AC-II/21/8

New Delhi,dated 11-10-2017

General Managers
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub: Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No.49/2017) & 11.07/2017 (RBE No.66/2017)

2. Board’s letters of even No. dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 *RBA No.68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)

3. Board (FC) D.O.letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 05.09.2017

Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 151982 pensioners PPO have been revised.

It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, additional secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner, vide his DO letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.

As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the personnel and the accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.

Ravindra Gupta
Member Staff
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Railway Servants DA rules, 1968 following of proper procedure – Rule 14(ii)

Railway Servants DA rules, 1968 following of proper procedure – Rule 14(ii)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD

Dated: 22-09-2017

No.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaysmen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi-110 055

 

Sub: Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) rules, 1968 following of proper procedure regarding.

I am directed to refer to the Federation’s letter No.II/5/Part III dated 06.09.2017 on the above subject and to state that instructions regarding Rule 14(ii) of RS(D&A) Rules,1968 have been issued vide letter no.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21 dated 18.09.2017, a copy of which is enclosed herewith for your ready reference.

DA:As above.

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
For secretary Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017

Dearness-Allowance-Central-Government-RAILWAY-employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALA Y A)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. 60/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1

RBE No.: 137 /2017

New Delhi, dated: 06.10.2017

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

 

Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 30/2017 dated 31.03.2017 (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 4% to 5% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

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 ignored.

5.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2017.

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

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission – VII
Railway Board

Source: Indian Railways

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NFIR: Risk and Hardship Allowance – Railway Department

NFIR: Risk and Hardship Allowance – Railway Department

NFIR

No. 1/5(g)/Part V

Dated: 03/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

 Dear Sir,

Sub: Risk and Hardship Allowance – coverage of Safety category Staff such as Pointsmen, Gate Keepers, Operating Staff working in Yard etc., Electrical Staff in TRD, Staff of AC Coaches, EMUs, Electrical Workshops & staff working in General Services (Power and Train lighting) and Staff of S&T Department in Railways-reg.

Ref:   (i)  Railway Board’s letters No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017.

         (ii)  NFIR’ s letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 29/08/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 wherein it was requested to take action for covering the remaining categories of P. Way staff such as Black Smiths, Welders etc., for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance as their duties/responsibilities are also risky and hardships prone due to the fact that they are required to work physically on the P. Way tracks and that the 7th CPC has unfortunately failed to consider the role of these staff in laying/maintenance of Railway tracks. However, decision for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance in favour of these P. Way staff working (Black Smith, Welders etc.,) is yet to be taken by Board. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 29/08/2017 on the subject is enclosed for ready reference.

Further to above, Federation finds that the jobs performed by Pointsmen, Traffic Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department – working in Yards, stations etc.,), Staff of TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff are also risky consequently they are prone to accidents and health hazards. These categories have not been covered for Risk & Hardship Allowance under the Risk & Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) due to the reason that the 7th CPC had failed to give weightage to the nature of duties and responsibilities being performed by these staff. The Railway Board also has not taken initiative to highlight the Risk and Hardship conditions before the Committee on Allowances headed by the Finance Secretary, Government of India.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to initiate action for covering P. Way Staff such as Black Smiths, Welders, Helpers, Pointsmen, Traffic. Gate Keepers, Traffic Assistants (Operating Department), Electrical Staff working in TRD/OHE, AC Coaches, EMU Car Sheds, Electrical Workshops, General Services and S&T Staff under Risk and Hardship Matrix (Cell R3H2) for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance @ Rs. 2700/- p.m. Action taken in the matter may kindly be apprised to the Federation soon.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

 Source: NFIR

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7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order

7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

7thCPC-Dress-Allowance-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

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

PC-VII No. 64

RBE No. 141/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

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

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.

2. Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the rates as listed below:

1
Officers of RPF/RPSF 20,000/- per annum
2
Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways 10,000/- per annum
3
Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
4
Nurses 1800/- per month

3. With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore stand superseded.

4. With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per existing norms.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kuma G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer – Simplified application Procedure – RBE No.131/2017

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer – Simplified application Procedure – RBE No.131/2017

RBE No.131/2017

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

No.E(NG)I-2017/TR/24

New Delhi, dated 22.09.2017

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

Sub: Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer. 

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 15.09.2017 (RBE No. 130/2017), the procedure for Mutual Transfer is further simplified. Hereafter, for Divisionally controlled posts, applications for Mutual Transfer duly signed by both applicants in the proper format, from a Division of one Railway to Division on another Railway need not be routed through the HQ offices. It shall be dealt directly only by the Divisions concerned.

For HQ controlled posts the prevailing procedure shall continue

2. Activity and prescribed Timelines:

S
N
Activity Timeline
(i) Forwarding of Applications by Supervisors to the Personnel Department of the Division : 
it should be verified at this stage that the prescribed application form is complete in all respects duly signed by both employees and the information given therein is correct.
10
days
(ii) Forwarding by Divisional Personnel Department : 15
days
(a) Division controlled posts :
Divisional Personnel Department will forward the request application with necessary documents directly to the Division concerned to which transfer is sought. The name and designation of the officer signing the letter should invariably be mentioned in the forwarding letter.
(b) HQ controlled posts :
Personnel Department will forward the application with all necessary documents to Zonal HQ (CPO office).
(iii) Forwarding by Headquarters Personnel Deptt
(For HQ controlled posts) :
On receipt of the application duly forwarded from Division/Workshop, the HQ Personnel Department office will forward it to the Zonal Rly/PU concerned.
15
days
Note : Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the some grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.
(iv) Conveying of Acceptance : The counterpart HQ/Division to issue their acceptance to forwarding HQ/Division (as the case may be). 10
days
(v) Issue of Transfer Order : On receipt of consent from the receiving HQ/Division, the transfer orders should be issued. 15
days
(vi) Relieving/Sparing: Once the transfer order is issued; employees should be relieved immediately with the senior employee being relieved first. This will be the responsibility of Branch Officer/Head of Department concerned under whom the staff is working (Board’s letters No. ERP/Portal – Transfer/2013 dated 30.04.2014 and No. E(NG)I-2007/TR/26 dated 04.12.2007 refers). 15
days
(vii) Dispatch of LPC and Service Records : Personnel Department concerned should ensure that the LPC and Service Record of the employee(s) are sent expeditiously to the new Division/Zone etc. in terms of Board’s letter number E(NG)I-2001/TR/16 dated 21.11.2001. Attested Xerox copy of the Service Record should be given to the employee concerned. 15
days
Note :  (i) At the stage of forwarding of applications, files need not be routed through concerned Branch Officer/HOD. The consultation with Branch Officers/MODS concerned in Division/HQ shall be done at the stage of relieving only.
(ii) Necessary modifications to Schedule of Powers (SOP) should be made accordingly.

3. As the mutual transfers are ordered with the consent of both the employees. it should be made clear right at the time of forwarding applications that no request for backtracking from the mutual exchange arrangement will be entertained under any circumstances (Board’s letter No.5(NGll-2006/TR/6 dated 21.04.2006 refers).

4. It may specifically be noted that forwarding of application cannot be done by any level lower than the Divisional Personnel Officer (DPO) or Sr DPO in the Divisions and WPO in the Workshops. Dy CMM, WMs, AENs and other such Officers/Unites should invariably route the request applications through their corresponding Personnel Officer ang should not forward any application to other Division/Unit directly.

5. All other terms and conditions regulating mutual transfer of Railway employees will continue to remain in force.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

(PM. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board

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Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways

As per 7th CPC monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways w.e.f. 01.01.2016: NFIR requests

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

No. II/57/Part I

Dated: 20/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19/07/2005.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/57/Part I dated 15/05/2017.

NFIR vide letter No. dated 15/05/2017 has requested the Railway Board to revise the monthly remuneration to contract para-medical staff on Zonal Railways etc., in view of revision of pay structure of regular employees w.e.f. 01/01/2016 pursuant to Government’s decision on 7th CPC report. The Federation feels sad to mention that the Railway Board have not yet issued orders revising the monthly remuneration rates to the contract para-medical staff.

The Railway Board may kindly appreciate the fact that in the past when the pay scales of regular employees were revised, the monthly remuneration rates of contract para-medical staff were also revised. On the same analogy, the revision of remuneration of monthly rates to contract para- medical staff is required to be done for the existing contract para-medical staff in the Railways w.e.f. January 2016. They may also be granted privilege pass and medical facility as a special case.

Federation therefore requests to expedite action for upward revision of monthly remuneration of contract medical staff with effect from January, 2016 and also grant privilege pass and medical facilities.

Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/Intensive Care Unit-revision of Allowances

Special Allowance to Nursing Staff in Railways as per 7th CPC Rs. 540 w.e.f. 01.07.2017 & 6th CPC Rs. 360 w.e.f. 01.09.2008: NFIR requests

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEWS DELHI

No. I/5(g)/part VI

Dated: 20/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/Intensive Care Unit-revision of Allowances-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 1/2012.
(ii) Railway Board’s OM No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 09/07/2010 and 08/ 10/2013.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g) dated 08/11/2012 & no. I/5(g)/Pt. V dated 02/09/2013 and 13/01/2014.
(iv) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare letter no. 2.28015/2012013 – N dated 17th October 2013 copy endorsed to NFIR.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2012/FE-4/1 dated 23/01/2014.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 21/10/2014, 20/ 10/2015 & 30/05/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the above cited references relating to grant of Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/ Intensive Care Unit in Railway Hospitals.

NFIR also brings to the notice of Railway Board that the Ministry of Finance vide Resolution No 11-1/2016- IC dated 06th July 2017 has decided for retention of Operation Theatre Allowance and enhancing the Allowance from Rs. 360/- to Rs. 540/- p.m. with effect from 01/07/2017. Pursuant to the said decision, the Nursing Staff in Railways who are working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are entitled for payment of Allowance w. e. f. 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised,” at the rate of Rs 540/- p. m w. e. f. 01/07/2017. According to the Ministry of Finance Resolution dated 06th July 2017 the Allowance allowed prior to 01/07/2017 was Rs.360/- p.m.

NFIR also desires to remind that pursuant to discussion in the PNM meeting (Item No. 1-B/2012), the Railway Ministry had recommended to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who in turn had sent proposal to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) for their concurrence. As the matter has since been settled Pursuant to MoF’s Resolution dated 06th July 2017, those Nursing Personnel working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are required to be paid this Allowance w.e.f 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised from time to time.

As the NFIR PNM Item is pending since last five years, it is urged to expedite action and accord approval for payment of Allowance.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghvaiah)
General Secretary

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Provisional grant of Special Train Controller’s Allowance- clarification

7th CPC – Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017

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

PC-VII No. 59
RBE No.: 129/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3

New Delhi, dated: 15 / 09/2017

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

Sub: Provisional grant of Special Train Controller’s Allowance- clarification reg.

Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 dated 10.08.2017 (RBE No. 86/2017) regarding grant of Special Train Controllers’ Allowance to the categories of Trains Controllers i.e. Section Controllers and Deputy Chief Controllers of Indian Railways @ Rs. 5,000/- per month and PC-VI/2008/I/1/l dated 14.09.2010 (RBE No. 134/2010).

2. In partial modification to the letter of even No. dated 10.08.2017, the designation “Dy. Chief Controller” mentioned in Para 1 of the said letter may be read as “Chief Controllers”.

3. All other contents in the letter dated 10.08.2017 will remain same.

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 New Delhi, dated: 15 /09/2017

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

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 – RBE 134/2017

railway-bonus-non-gazetted

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3

RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017

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

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

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 2016-17 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 2016-17. 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 l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 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~ 17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. 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 of R-1/1985 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 part 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 2016-17 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 ofthe Ministry of Railways.

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director I Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.

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Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 20/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group’D’ Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) – NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015.

(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure – Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 – Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR’s PNM Item No.21/2012.

(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR’s PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR’s PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.

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

Source: NFIR

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

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The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

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Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order

Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order

RBE No 128 /2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2010/RC-4/6

New Delhi, dated 14 09.2017

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/PUs

Sub: Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 07.10.2016 (RBE No 119/2016) on the above subject. Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts and consequent hampering of the Railway’s services, Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) have decided to extend the said scheme, in exigencies of services, for a further period of one year, i.e. up to 14.09.2018, in the same terms & conditions a mentioned in Board’s letter of even number dated 27.09.2012. While implementing the scheme, General Managers may keep in view the fresh recruitment made in the vacant posts.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railway (Railway Board).

Sd/-
(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff

Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, NEW DELHI – 110055

No. AIRF/24(C)

Dated: 13/09/2017

The DG(P)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Sub: Advance Payment of September 2017 Salary to Railway Staff

As you are aware that Pooja festival are starting from 28th September, 2017.

It would, therefore, be in all appropriateness that necessary orders from Railway Board should go to all the Zonal Railways for making advance payment of September, 2017 Salary to the Railway staff so that they can enjoy the Pooja festival.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

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Railways permits m-Aadhar as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel Purpose

Ministry of Railways

13-September, 2017 16:34 IST

Ministry of Railways permits m-Aadhar as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel Purpose.

Ministry of Railways has decided to permit m- Aadhar (Aadhar card on mobile app namely m- Aadhar launched by UIDAI) as one of the prescribed proofs of Identity for Rail Travel purpose in any reserved class.

m- Aadhar is a mobile app launched by UIDAI on which a person can download his/her Aadhar Card. It can be done only on the mobile number to which Aadhar has been linked. For showing Aadhar, the person has to open the app and enter his/ her password to show the Aadhar Card.

m- Aadhar when shown by the passenger on his/her mobile after entering the password should be accepted as proof of identity for undertaking journey in any reserved class over Indian Railways.

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Restoration of -1S pay scale – Treatment of Mutual Transfer from one railway to other as “inter- division transfer”- Brief of today’s meeting with Cabinet Secretary

Issue of restoration of -1S Pay Scale in 7th CPC &  treatment of mutual transfer in Railways have been resolved: AIRF

A.I.R.F.

All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No. AIRF/24(C)

Dated : September 6, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!

Sub: (i)Restoration of -1S pay scale

           (ii) Treatment of Mutual Transfer from one railway to other as “inter- division transfer”

           (iii) Brief of today’s meeting with Cabinet Secretary

Two very important issues, being persuaded by AIRF at the Railway Board level, have been resolved, one is -1S grade, which had been abolished by the VII CPC, has been restored, and the other issue regarding mutual transfer from one railway to other will be treated as inter-division transfer and need not to take NOC from the Zonal Railway Headquarters. Divisions at their own level will issue NOC, lot of time consumed for this purpose will be saved.

Comrades! Today I met the Cabinet Secretary (Government of India) and raised the issue of “Very Good” benchmark along with other issues of National Pension System (NPS), Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula and non-holding of JCM Meetings.

The Cabinet Secretary’s views were positive and he stated that he has already communicated to Chairman Railway Board and Secretary (DoP&T) that benchmark for MACPS cannot be more than the benchmark prevalent for promotion/ selection.

He also stated that the issue of National Pension System (NPS) is under active consideration of the Government of India and he will try to derive the best formula to resolve the problems arrived out of NPS

With Fraternal Greetings
Comradely yours

Sd/-

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

 

Source : AIRF

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Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance

Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(P&A)I-2011/FE-4/1

The General Managers and principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & production Units.

PC-VII No.56
RBE No. 120/2017
New Delhi, dated 05.09.2017

Sub: Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the government on the recommendations of the seventh central Pay commission, the President is pleased to decide that disbursement of all existing allowances which have not been specifically recommended for continuation in terms of the Ministry of Finance’s Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 shall be discontinued from 1st July, 2017. since, the Daily officiating Allowance has not been specifically recommended for continuation in the said Resolution dated 6th July, 2017, it ceases to exist with effect from 1st July 2017.

2.lt shall be the responsibility of the Heads of the Department to ensure that no bill relating to disbursement in respect of Daily officiating Allowance is drawn by the Head of office/Drawing & Disbursing officers under their purview/jurisdiction. Pay and Accounts officers shall ensure that no payment is effected if any such bill relating to the disbursement of the discontinued allowance is submitted to them. If any such bills are recieved, they should be returned to the DDO and intimation thereof shall also be given to the Head of the Department and the chief controller of Accounts.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A}-I
Railway Board.

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Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to be paid in the current year 2017

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to be paid in the current year 2017

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Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR

 No. I/10/Part IV

Dated 08/09/2017.

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

 

Dear Sir,

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to be paid in the current year 2017

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3 dated 02/08/2017.

 

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the discussions held on 4th August, 2017 in the Chamber of Additional Member (Staff), wherein the Federation has explained the need to acord approval for payment if Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to not less than 78 days wages as was done in the previous years.

 

NFIR again places the facts as below for immediate action for sanction:

  • The output given by Railway employees has been very much on high side particularly in the context of non-filling of over 2lakh vacancies and additional burden borne by the existing staff since the last two years.
  • Capital input should not be taken into consideration as the utilization of the said capital is not in the hands of workers.
  • During the previous six years, the PL Bonus was paid to the Railway employees equivalent to 78 days wages, therefore any reduction in number of days would cause serious resentment in view of the fact that Rail Workforce has been contributing for productivity inspite of difficult working conditions and heavy shortage of staff due to non-filling of vacancies and non-creation of new posts for new assets built.
  • In fact, the Railway Ministry should consider motivating the staff by granting more number of days wages than previous year at this juncture.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly take action for sanctioning the P.L. Bonus equivalent to not less than 78 days wages. It is also requested that payment may be arranged before commencement of Dussehra Pooja Holidays.

 

Federation may be kept apprised of the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

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