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PRIVATIZATION OF PASSENGER TRAINS

New Delhi: The discussions are on with senior officials and experts whether to allow private players run passenger operations and fix fares, a senior Railway Board member said Friday.

At an event organized by Centre for Transportation Research and management, Railway Board Member (Traffic) Girish Pillai said that senior officials are now currently discussing the matter.

There have been many changes in train operations across the world and I think it’s time that India should discuss the options of allowing private operators to operate passenger trains.

“Whether they can be permitted to fix fares, construct terminals, senior officials of railways and experts in the field are discussing this,” said Pillai.

He also said that there was a need to separate the freight sector and passenger services.

The senior official maintained that running train services in the country is loss making endeavour and only a few trains are making any profit, while others are running in losses.

He said that only 15 percent of the non-sub-urban passengers travel in reserved classes among whom around five percent travel in higher classes and 10 to 11 percent travel in sleeper classes.

“Most of them travel in unreserved category. There is a need for changes in freight as well as passenger fares and there needs to be more flexibility in them, he said.

Pillai pointed out that with the nod for private players to enter the freight sector around 50 private freight terminals have come up in the country and railways wants more to come up.

He said that in the USA, the rail operator has only 25 percent of the wagon and container services and the other 75 percent are with private businesses. In Russia, he said, the govt has no stake in these services.

Source: Confederation

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Provisions for writing of APAR of Railway Employees Working in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- Level-I

Provisions for writing of APAR of Railway Employees Working in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- Level-I

RBE NO. 9 /2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2013/CR/1

New Delhi dated 11/01/2019

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

Subject: Introduction of Provisions for writing of APAR of Railway Employees Working in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- Level-I.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 30.12.2014, vide which, concept of writing APARs of those Railways’ employees working in Grade Pay Rs.1900 and in whose cases APARs were not written earlier, was introduced inter-alia mentioning that those Railway servants in Grade Pay Rs.1800, the system of working reports as and when required will continue. A proforma evolved for this purpose was also enclosed.

2. A need to introduce the system of writing APARs in the cases of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff working in Grade Pay Rs.1800, Level-I, has been experienced considering the fact that now such employees have also been made eligible to compete with others in the scheme of LDCE and other departmental selections whenever and wherever these are conducted to fill up particular posts through departmental promotion.

3. Consequently, the matter has been reviewed. It is advised that the APARs be written in the case of all the erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees G.P. Rs. 1800/- Level-1 in the proforma The revised proforma will be applicable for APARs written from the current year (2018-19) onwards.

(M.K.Meena)
Deputy Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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Re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC – Railway Services Revised Pay Rules 2016

Re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC – Railway Services Revised Pay Rules 2016
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RAIL BHAVAN, NEW DELHI-110001

DO No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

New Delhi, dated 10/01/2019

I would like to draw your attention to Board’s letter dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018 – copy enclosed) adopting Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM dated 12.12.2018 wherein another opportunity has been afforded to employees to re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC pay structure within three months from the date of issue of the orders.

2. It may be appreciated that the orders have been issued after prolonged pursuance with MoF including from the staff side, in various forums. These orders have been circulated amongst all Railways/Units and uploaded on Board’s website, it is however, important to ensure that all Railway employees who would be benefited by such re-exercise of option are aware of the issue of these orders and are given guidance/assistance in revising their option (wherever beneficial) in time. This is especially important for those working in remote locations or who are under training/leave. Kindly therefore ensure that all affected employees are covered in the next few weeks, if necessary by organising special drives/camps for the purpose.

2. I would request for a confirmation from you by the end of February, 2019 that all eligible employees have been apprised and guided regarding re-exercise of their option and that there are none left over.

With

Encl. As above

Yours sincerely
(Manoj Pande)

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Retention of Railway accommodation for Railway employees transferred & posted to Northeast Frontier Railway

Retention of Railway accommodation for Railway employees transferred & posted to Northeast Frontier Railway

 RBE No. 04/2019

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

No.E(G) 2008 QR-1-9

New Delhi, dated 09.01.2019

The General Manager/Director General
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO-Lucknow
(As per Standard mailing list)

Sub: Retention of Railway quarters at the previous place of posting by Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E(G) 2005 QR 1-3 dated 12.09.05, E(G) 2008 QR-1-9 dated 01.10.08, 11.08.09, 20.09.11, 30.12.14 and 18.11.15

Instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees transferred and posted to Northeast Frontier Railway have been issued from time to time. The existing orders on the subject were valid up to 30.06.2018. The question of further extension of these orders beyond 30.06.2018 has been considered and it has now been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to extend these orders for a further period of three years i.e. up to 30.06.2021 or till revised orders on the subject are issued, whichever is earlier.

2. Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff who have been transferred and posted to Northeast Frontier Railway is allowed for bona fide use of the dependent family of transferred Railway servant, he/she will furnish certificate on 1st July and 1st January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting. Such a certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.

3. In case no such certificate is received by 31st January and 31st July every year, the quarter controlling authority will be constrained to cancel the allotment of the quarter in

4. The request for retention of entitled type of accommodation should be received within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing the charge at the last station of posting, so that further necessary action will be initiated by the quarter controlling authority in time.

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

6. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anita Gautarn)
Director Establishment (Genl.)
Railway Board

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Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2)

Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

New Delhi, dated January 8, 2019

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways/PUs,

Sub:- Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (level-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2)

In terms of Para 189 (ii) of IREM Vol. I, employees in Level-1, to be eligible for promotion to Level-2, should have put a minimum of 3 years of continuous service except in the case of promotion of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe.

The matter regarding reduction in the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in respect of all departments, has been under consideration of the Board, consequent to a demand to this effect having been raised by both the Federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR.

Keeping in view, the fact that younger and better qualified and talented employees are now available in Level-1 of all the departments, it has been decided that the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in all departments may be reduced from the existing 3 years where ever prescribed, to 2 years. However, in cases where higher incumbency is prescribed, the same shall continue.

SC/ST employees possessing requisite educational qualification can be considered for promotion to the posts of Skilled Artisan against the 25% qualified staff quota on completion of one year regular service.

Para 189 (ii) of IREM, Vol.I 2009, Reprint Edition is accordingly amended as per ACS No. 260 enclosed herewith.

The issue with concurrence of the Accounts Dte. Railway Board.

(P.M. Meena)
Dy. Director-II/Estt.(NG)-I
Railway Board

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Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme & Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card

Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme & Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

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

Dated: 04.01.2019

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE

The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara

CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna , COFMOW/N DLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Medical Identity Card Numbering and Colour Scheme & Generation of Uniform Medical I-Card.

Ref: (1) Railway Board letter no.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards dated 08.06.2018.

(2) PCPO/SCR’s letter no. SCR/P.HQ/765/IT/ESR dated 01.08.2018.

For bringing in uniformity in Medical Identity Cards, issued to employees and other medical beneficiaries on Indian Railways, a policy was issued vide reference (1) above. Further, with reference to South Central Rail way’s letter (2), Board (MS, FC & CRB), in consultation with DG/RHS and DO/Pers. have approved the following:

1. A strip with different
colour for serving and retired employees and their dependents shall be
provided in accordance with instructions at Para 2 of the policy letter
(reference (1) above). The colour scheme of the strip shall be as:
a)  Serving Railways employees - Blue strip at Top and Bottom
b) Pensioners - Green strip at Top and Bottom
c) Medical beneficiary of serving employee - Blue strip at Top and Yellow at Bottom
d) Medical beneficiary of Retired employee - Green strip at Top and Yellow at
Bottom.
2. Medical ID number shall be
a 12 digit Alpha Numeric as proposed by SCR and as indicated below:
a) First 3 digits - IPAS codes of Railway/Working Unit
issuing the card
b) Next 8 digits - Random auto generated number
c) Next 1 character - A for Employee
- Z for Primary Pensioner
- Any other character (B,C,. …Y) for
Medical dependents
3. SCR is hereby authorized
for development and maintenance of Unique Medical ID System for Pan
India. Software has already been developed by SCR.
4. All the Medical ID Cards
for Pan India shall be generated through the system developed by SCR.
5. The system shall be
integrated with I-PAS and ARPAN systems for one level of authentication
for which CRIS and Western Railway will provide the secured access to
the respective system.
6. The final card should be
printed after proper authentication.
7. This Medical ID number shall
be further integrated with HMIS by CRIS which is being developed by CRIS
(which CRIS has agreed). SCR will provide secured access to CRIS, if
required for the same.
8. The cards so generated from
the software may be printed by the Zonal Railways at their end or may
request SCR to print i nitially i n bulk. Printing arrangements may be
made by the Zonal Railways later.
9. SCR will follow the
guidelines regarding IT systems for generation of Medical ID/IDs of
Government of India, if any.
10. The application so
developed shall have the mandatory Security Audit and shall be hosted in
a secured environment and at a Data centre as per the Government of
India’s Policy, before roll out, which SCR shall have to ensure.

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

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Categories of Reservation Quotas in Indian Railways

Types of Reservation Quotas in Indian Railways

Ministry of Railways

Categories of Reservation Quotas in Indian Railways

With a view to cater to requirements of different categories of passengers served by Indian Railways, available reserved accommodation is distributed broadly under following types of reservation quotas:

S.NO. QUOTA AVAILABLE FOR
1. General General Public
2. Tatkal General Public
3. Premium Tatkal General Public
4. Parliament House Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Sitting and Former)
5. Ladies Female passenger travelling alone or in a group of female passengers
6. Senior Citizen Combined quota for senior citizens, female passengers above 45 years & pregnant women
7. Foreign Tourist Foreigners
8. Defence Defence Personnel
9. Roadside General Public
10. Pooled General Public
11. Cancer Patient Cancer Patients
12. RAC(Reservation Against Cancellation) General Public
13. Physically Handicapped Divyangjan
14. Duty Pass Serving/retired Railway employees travelling on Duty/Privilege/Post retirement complimentary passes etc. in specified trains
15. Railway Employees Designated Railway employees travelling on Duty in trains
16. Yuva Unemployed persons between the age of 15 & 45
17. Emergency Urgent travel requirement of High Official Requisition (HOR) holders, Members of Parliament, and general public

While booking reserved tickets through the website of Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation(IRCTC), passengers can book tickets under General Quota, Ladies Quota, Foreign Tourist Quota, Premium Tatkal Quota, Tatkal Quota, Senior Citizen Quota, and Physically Handicapped (Divyangjan) Quota. In addition to the above quotas, accommodation can also be allotted under Reservation Against Cancellation(RAC) & Pooled Quota while booking reserved tickets through website of IRCTC. These reservation quotas constitute approximately 94% of total reserved accommodation available on Indian Railways, which can be booked both through internet as well as through computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) of Indian Railways.

To avoid any misuse, this facility is generally not extended for those quotas which require prior physical verification of documents. However, recently this facility has been extended to persons with disability, Press correspondents and Defence Personnel. Extension of such facilities to different categories of passengers is a continuous and ongoing exercise.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Revision of Flexi Fare Scheme of Indian Railways

Ministry of Railways

Revision of Flexi Fare Scheme of Indian Railways

Flexi fare scheme has been introduced in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains from 09.09.2016. Under this scheme, the fare increases by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to maximum limit of 1.5 times in classes Second AC, Sleeper, Second Sitting (reserved), AC Chair Car and 1.4 times in 3rd AC class. No change has been made in the fare of First AC and Executive class.

Based on the feedback from different quarters, a committee was constituted to review the flexi fare scheme and based on certain recommendations of the committee, Flexi fare scheme in Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duronto Trains has been rationalized as under:

Flexi fare scheme has been discontinued from 15 trains, with average monthly occupancy less than 50%, for full year and from 32 trains, with average monthly occupancy between 50 to 75%, during pre-defined lean period of 3 months (February, March & August).

Maximum cap of flexi fare scheme has been reduced to 1.4 times in all flexi fare applicable classes.

Graded discount has been introduced in flexi fare trains and Humsafar trains, where class-wise occupancy is less than 60%, 4 days prior to scheduled departure of the train as under:-

OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT
Up to 70% 20% on last fare
70 to 80% 10% on last fare
Above 80% Nil

The above changes have been implemented for the journey commencing on 15.03.2019 and onwards.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Railway Recruitment : Ministry of Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

Railway Recruitment : Ministry of Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts

Railway Recruitment 2019

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways announces recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers (JE), Junior Engineers (IT), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) & Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA)

The last date for applications for this 2 stage recruitment (1st stage- CBT, 2nd stage – Document Verification) is 31st January, 2019

04 JAN 2019

Ministry of Railways has announced recruitment for 13487 posts of Junior Engineers (JE), Junior Engineers (Information Technology), Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) & Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant (CMA). The scale of the posts is Rs 35,400- 112400/- (Level 6) as per 7th CPC. The notification for the posts has been issued on the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) website. The last date for applications for this 2 stage recruitment (1st stage- CBT, 2nd stage- Document Verification) is 31st January, 2019.

It is also to be noted that the notified 13487 vacancies are spread over different Railway Zones and States and candidates from all over India may apply against these pan India vacancies.

The qualifications to apply for Junior Engineers posts are three years Diploma in specified Disciplines or combination of various streams of the basic Engineering disciplines from a recognised Institution. For Depot Store Superintendent, three years Diploma in Engineering in any discipline from a recognized University/Institute. Degree in Engineering disciplines will also be acceptable in lieu of Diploma in Engineering. For Junior Engineer (IT), PGDCA/B.Sc. (Computer Science)/B.Tech (Computer Science)/DOEACC ‘B’ level course of three years duration or equivalent from recognised University/Institute is required qualifications for application. For Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Physics & Chemistry with minimum of 45% marks from a recognised University/Institute is required qualification for application. The medical standards for various posts are A3, B1, B2, C1. Age criteria is 18-33 years (as on 01.01.2019)

Candidates are advised to refer to the following link for the updated information: indianrailways.gov.in

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Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance – withdrawal of orders

NFIR

No.1/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 31/12/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Illegal withdrawal of Family Planning Allowance – withdrawal of orders -urged.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC V/2008/A/O/2 (FPA) dated 14/10/2008 (RBE No.151/2008)

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28/07/2017 (RBE No.77/2017).

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/5(g)/Part VI dated 04/09/2017.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to its letter of even no. dated 04/09/2017 wherein it was requested to consider continuance of Family Planning Allowance to those Railway employees who were already in receipt of the said Allowance which was sanctioned in pursuance of Government’s earlier policy decision. In its communication, the NFIR also suggested that in case the Railway Ministry (Railway Board) is not a position to allow the Allowance for want of clarification from DoP&T/MoF, the matter may be referred to DoP&T/MoF. Federation is however disappointed that though a period of more than 15 months passed no action seems to have been taken by the Board.

While enclosing copy of letter dated 04/09/2017, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider for continuance of Family Planning Allowance to those Railway employees who were already in receipt of the same. In case the matter is referred to DoP&T/MoF, copy of the same may he sent to the Federation early.

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

Source: NFIR

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Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure

railway-revised-pay-structure

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

PC-VII No. 123
File No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

RBE No.19/2018

New Delhi, dated 17.12.2018

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

Sub: Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

Please refer to Rule 5 & 6 af RS(RP) Rules,2016 regarding exercise of option to come over to revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 as notified by the RS(RP) Rules,2016. The said option was to be exercised within 3 months of the date of notification i.e. 28.07.2016 of the said Rules. The Rule 6(4) thereof provides that the option once exercised shall be final.

2. In this context, it is stated that Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their permitted opportunity to Government Servants to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules,2016. These orders issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

3. The ‘three months’ period mentioned in para 3 of aforesaid OM of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure dated 12.12.2018 shall be three months from the date of issue of these instructions.

4. The matter has also been raised by both recognised Staff Federations AIRF and NFIR.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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

Source: NFIR

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Enhancement of Combined Reservation Quota of lower berths for Senior Citizens and Female Passengers

Ministry of Railways

Enhancement of Combined Reservation Quota of lower berths for Senior Citizens and Female Passengers

29 DEC 2018

Ministry of Railways has decided that the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced.

At present, the following combined reservation quota of lower berths is earmarked in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women:-

Class No. of lower berths per coach
Normal Mail/Express trains Rajdhani/Duronto/ fully AC  Express trains
Sleeper 6 -
3AC 3 4
2AC 3 3

Revised combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women has been enhanced as under:-

Class Revised(No. of lower berths per coach)
Normal Mail/Express train Rajdhani/ Duronto/fully AC trains
Having single coach of the class Having more than one coach of the class
Sleeper 6 7 -
3AC 4 4 5
2AC 3 4 4

As Illustration Comparison of Number of Lower Berths Earmarked Under Combined Quota Meant for Senior Citizens, Female Passengers 45 Years & Above and Pregnant Women As Compared to Earlier Provision

Train No. Sleeper 3AC 2AC
No. of coaches Number of lower berths No of coaches Number of lower berths No. of coaches Number of lower berths
Earlier Revised Earlier Revised Earlier Revised
12860Geetanjali Express 14 84 98 2 6 8 2 6 8
12230 Lucknow Mail 8 48 56 5 15 20 4 12 16
12952 Mumbai Rajdhani Express NA NA NA 11 44 55 5 15 20

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40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens whose age are 60 and above

40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens

Transgender Senior Citizens

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

(Commercial Circular No.74 of 2018)

No.TC-II/2161/2015/SRC/Policy/3

New Delhi, dated 14.12.2018

Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: 40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens whose age are 60 and above.

Ref: (I) Commercial Circular No.18 of 2011 dated 13.05.2011
(ii) Commercial Circular No. of 52 of 2016 dated 29.06.2016

As per S.No.38 of IRCA Coaching Tariff No. 26 Part-I (Vol.II) concession is admissible to Men Senior Citizens of the age of 60 years and above and 58 years & above in case for Women–Senior citizens of Indian Nationality. The element of concession is 40% for Men Senior Citizens and 50% for Women Senior Citizens.

2. As an interim measure till finalization of uniform policy by Ministry of Law & Justice, it has now been decided to grant of 40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender (T) Senior Citizens of the age of 60 years and above.

3. This will be implemented with effect from 01.01.2019.

4. Other terms and conditions shall remain the same.

5. CRIS & IRCTC may make necessary changes in the software.

6. Necessary instructions shall be issued to the all concerned.

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

(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

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Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

NFIR

No. I/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 24/12/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) & Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ (non-ministerial) Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units/Clinics.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 1212016.
(ii) Board’s letter No. 2015lH-lll0/10/FIPCA dated 14/03/2016 addressed to CMD. Central Railwayy.
(iii) Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-98/FIW-6 Vol. (RBE No. 3612016.
(iv) Board’s letter No. E(P&A)IV2017/AL-4 dated GM (P), Central Railway.
(v) NFIR’s letterNo. U5(g)lParI VI dated 08/09/2018
(vi) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&.A)IU}0l8Avlisc./4

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR’s PNM agenda item No. 1212016 and the correspondence cited under reference.

In this connection, Railway Board vide letter dated 1310912018 conveyed to the Federation that a Committee had been constituted to find out if any other category of staff working in Railway Hospitals Hlealth Units is eligible for HPCA/PCA and the recommendations of the Committee are being processed for further necessary action. Consequently, NFIR vide its letter dated 1910912018 requested the Railway Board to make available a copy of the recommendations of the Committee to facilitate the Federation to go through the same and make appropriate suggestions. A period of more than three months passed, copy of the Committee’s report has not been made available to the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to please provide a copy of the recommendations of the Committee early for Federation’s perusal for discussing further, with the Board.

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

Source: NFIR

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Railways: Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff

Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff – Railways

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No.ERB-I/2018/23/48

New Delhi, dated 28.11.2018

ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff. The Committee will consist of the following:-

i. AM/Commercial, Railway Board – Convener
ii. AM/Staff, Railway Board Member – Member
iii.PED/Finance, Railway Board Member – Member

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

a. Grant of Running allowance to Ticket Checking staff on the lines of Loco-Pilots and Guards.
b.  Creation of posts of Ticket Checking Staff in the same manner as that of Running Staff.

3. The Committee should submit its report within three months from the date of its constitution.

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

5. TG-V branch, Railway Board will be the Nodal branch for functioning of the Committee. 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 TG-V branch of Railway Board.

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

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

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Retention of railway accommodation by railway officers/staff on their deputation to railway PSUs

Railway accommodation by its officers/staff on their deputation to railway PSUs

RBE No. 193/2018

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

No. E(G) 2008 QR – 1 – 15 (PSUs)

New Delhi, dated 13.12.2018

The General Manager/Director General
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO-Lucknow
(As per Standard mailing list)

Sub: Retention of railway accommodation by railway officers/staff on their deputation to railway PSUs.

Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 31.05.2017 (RBE No. 53/2017) to permit Railway officers/staff in occupation of Railway accommodation in areas other than Delhi/NCR on their deputation to Railway PSUs to retain their railway accommodation at the place of previous posting for a period up to 30.06.2019.

2. Now, in exercise of the powers vested with the Board to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, it has been decided to permit Railway officers/staff in occupation of Railway accommodation in Delhi/NCR area on their deputation to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. (DFCCIL) to retain their railway accommodation at the place of previous posting for a period up to 30.06.2019.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anita Gautam)
Director Establishment (Gent.)
Railway Board

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Deployment of ECRC staff in Ticket checking activities

Deployment of ECRC staff in Ticket checking activities – Railways

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2018/TG-V/1/5

New Delhi, dated. 12.12.2018

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Commercial Circular No: 72of 2018

Sub: Deployment of ECRC staff in Ticket checking activities.

It has been observed that due to vacancies in ticket checking cadre, zonal Railways are facing problems in ensuring manning of reserved coaches, leaving a scope for leakage of revenue of Indian Railway and also causing inconvenience to the passengers.

1.1 Further, it has been observed that more than 65% of reserved tickets are now being booked through internet which has resulted in reduction in requirement of ECRC staff.

2. In order to optimize the human resource available in the Commercial Department, Board (CRB,FC,MS and MT) have decided that, as a temporary measure, wherever possible the ECRC staff may be engaged in stationary ticket checking activities and the stationary ticket checking staff may be entrusted with on board ticket checking activities. Necessary training must be imparted to the ECRC staff before being utilized for ticket checking duties.

(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

ECRC-RAILWAY-STAFF

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AIRF: Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

AIRF: Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: December 8, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

As I have discussed this issue personally with your goodself and tried to get resolved the issue regarding career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800; because in many departments; the employees working in GP Rs.1800 are stagnating in GP Rs.1800 for 15 years and even 20 years, and these are the staff those who are working in GP Rs.1800 are virtually doing the job of skilled nature, in almost all the departments, including Technical and Non-Technical.

It would be in all fairness if 50% posts of GP Rs.1800 should be upgraded to GP Rs.1900, which will resolve the problems of the Railway Industry as well as the employees.

In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, we have also requested your goodself for reduction in the Direct Recruitment Quota, and the employees having qualification of RRB should be given benefit for their selection against those vacancies through “LDCE open to all” policy, to facilitate the highly educated staff available over the Indian Railways.

We sincerely hope that, you will kindly consider it favourably and do the needful.

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: December 8, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Sub: Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

Dear Sir,
As I have discussed this issue personally with your goodself and tried to get resolved the issue regarding career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800; because in many departments; the employees working in GP Rs.1800 are stagnating in GP Rs.1800 for 15 years and even 20 years, and these are the staff those who are working in GP Rs.1800 are virtually doing the job of skilled nature, in almost all the departments, including Technical and Non-Technical.

It would be in all fairness if 50% posts of GP Rs.1800 should be upgraded to GP Rs.1900, which will resolve the problems of the Railway Industry as well as the employees.

In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, we have also requested your goodself for reduction in the Direct Recruitment Quota, and the employees having qualification of RRB should be given benefit for their selection against those vacancies through “LDCE open to all” policy, to facilitate the highly educated staff available over the Indian Railways.

We sincerely hope that, you will kindly consider it favourably and do the needful.

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

Source: AIRF

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Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Railways

Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Railways

Railways-Compassionate-Grounds

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 181/2018

New Delhi, dated 27.11.2018

No. E(NG)II/2018/RC-1/44 pt

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs

Sub: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Priority No. 1 case- reg.

Attention is invited to this office letter para 10 (i) and 10 (c) of Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/90/RC-1/117 dated 12.12.1990 wherein it had been laid down regarding order of priority in offering appointment on compassionate grounds.

Priority No. 10 (i) – Dependents of employees who die or are permanently crippled in the course of duty and 10 (c) – a time limit of one month should be observed within which appointment should be given and Para 6 of Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1120 dated 03.12.1991 wherein it had been laid down that Compassionate appointment in the clerical categories should be avoided to the extent possible. For any such appointment, General Manager should be personally satisfied that, the same is unavoidable, and offered as a last resort.

It has been decided by the Board that for the dependents of employees who die or are permanently crippled in the course of duty (Priority No.1), there should be no restriction on offering him/her clerical post and this power is hereby delegated to DRMs/CWMs solely for the dependents of employees who die or permanently crippled in the course of duty.

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)II,
Railway Board.

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