ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ECHS MEMBERSHIP-9 Jan 2015

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA ECHS MEMBERSHIP-9 Jan 2015

Tele : 011-25684946
ASCON : 36832

 Central Organisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
IHQ of MoD (Army)
Maude Lines
Delhi Cantt – 110 010

B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS/2015

9 Jan 2015

IHQ of MoD (Navy) /PD ECHS (N)
Air HQ (Subroto Park) / DAV
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centre ECHS

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA : ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Refer Central Org ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dated 13 Nov 2014 (copy att).

2. ECHS membership is compulsory for all retirees post 01 Apr 2003. It is very important that units processing pension documents should be clear about eligibility criteria for becoming and ECHS member. It is clarified once again that it is mandatory to meet the following conditions to be eligible for ECHS membership:-

(a) Indl should have an Ex-serviceman status.

(b) Indl should be in receipt of Pension / Family Pension / Disability Pension.

3. Certain cases have come to notice, where non eligible members have been granted ECHS membership, while proceeding on per mature release (i.e w/o pension). Necessary directions be issued to all concerned to ensure only eligible ESMs are extended ECHS benefits.

(Sanjeev Saroch)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
For MD ECHS

Encls : As above

Internal

All Secs

Tele : 011-25684946
ASCON : 36832

Central Orgaisation ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Fax : 011-25684946 IHQ of MoD (Army)
Email : diropsechs-mod@nic.in Maude Line
Delhi Cantt – 100 010

B/19701-PR/AG/ECHS

13 Nov 2014

IHQ of MoD (Navy) / PD ECHS (N)
Air HQ (Subroto Park) DAV
HQ Southern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Eastern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Western Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Central Command (A/ECHS)
HQ Northern Command (A/ECHS)
HQ South Western Command (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centre ECHS

ENTITLEMENT FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Refer to Central Org ECHS letter No B/49701-PR/AG/ECHS dated 07 Dec 2012.

2. A No of clarifications are being solicited at Central Org ECHS regarding eligibility criteria for ECHS membership in respect of dependents of ESM. The subject matter has been examined at this HQ and It is clarified that ECHS facilities are being extended to dependents of ECHS members, as applicable in CGHS, in accordance with Gol, MoD letter No 18(17)/2011/ US(WE) dated 31 Oct 2012(copy encl).

3. Pl visit ECHS website for any clarification / updation on the subject.

(Sanjccv Saroch)
Col
Dir (Ops & Coord)
For MD ECHS

Enclosure. As above

Internal

All Sections &
Web JCO -for uploading on ECHS website

No.18(17)/2011/US(WE)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of EX Servicemen)

New Delhi, Dated the 31st Oct, 2012

To,
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Navy Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

CORRIGENDUM

Sir,
With reference to GoI, MoD letter Nos. 22(01)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30th Dec 2002 and 22(01)/01/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 1st April 2003, I am directed to convey the sanction of the Government to amend Paca 2 as follows:-

For The scheme would cater for medicare off all Ex Servicemen in receipt of pension including disability pension and family pensioners, as also dependents to include wife/husband, legitimate children and wholly dependent parents. The son with permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) of entitled category of ECHS would be eligible for life long facility of medical treatment. The scheme will comprise as follows (Rest no change).
Read The scheme would cater for medicare for all Ex-servicemen in receipt of pension including disability pension and family pensioner, as also dependents as a;;licable in CGHS. The scheme will comprise as follows (Rest no change).

2. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) U.O No. 3974/2012.Fin/Pen. Dated 30th Oct 2012.

Yours faithfully

(HK Mallick)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account” by Hon’ble Prime Minister

Launch of scheme for Girl Child named “Sukanya Samridhhi Account” by Hon’ble Prime Minister

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign at Panipat on January 22, he would also introduce an ambitious scheme ‘Sukanya Samruddhi Account’ to make girls financially empowered.

Modeled on the pattern of small savings schemes of the government, the Centre would offer high rate of interest for account holders under the new scheme. For the current financial year, this would work out to 9.1%. For the sake of simplicity, the manner of interest calculation would be similar to public provident fund (PPF).

Under the scheme, the account can be opened from the birth of the girl child till she attains the age of 10. A girl child who attained the age of 10 years, one year prior to notification, will also be eligible. The account can be opened by an amount of Rs 1,000 and in a financial year investment ceiling is Rs 1.5 lakh. The child can close the account earliest at the age of 21 years with option of keeping the account till marriage.

The exemption on investments made under the scheme will also be eligible for exemption under 80C of Income Tax Act, 1961.

To view Department of Economic Affairs OM No.2/3/2014.NS-II dated 20/01/2015 please Click Here.

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Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16: AIRF

Important Proposals for General Budget to Finance Minister – AIRF

AIRF has sent suggestions for General Budget to Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.

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

No.AIRF/60

Dated: January 20, 2015

Hon’ble Finance Minister,
Ministry of Finance,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Suggestions for the General Budget 2015-16

All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), representing more 1.3 million Railwaymen, being the largest and oldest organization of the Railwaymen in India, wish to put-forth following important suggestions to be considered favourably while finalizing General Budget proposals for the Financial Year 2015-16:-

1. Railwaymen are always termed as “Second Line of Defence” in our country. While National Pension Scheme(NPS) was introduced w.e.f. 01.01.2004 for all the Central Government Employees, however, Defence personnel have since been exempted from this scheme and are covered by the Old Traditional Pension Scheme/Family Pension Scheme with full social security.

AIRF is also struggling hard from the day-one to exempt the Railwaymen also from the NPS, and ultimately the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge on persuasions of the AIRF had recommended this issue to the then Hon’ble Finance Minister vide his letter No.2012/F(E)III/1/4-Part dated 29th March, 2014. AIRF, therefore, urges that, necessary provision to this effect may be made in the ensuing General Budget, so as to cover all the Railwaymen, irrespective of their date of appointment under Old Pension/Family Pension Scheme.

2. The BJP in the election campaign of the 16th Lok Sabha had repeatedly assured to raise ceiling limit of Income Tax adequately. It may be appreciated that, due to market inflation, the actual value of the “Rupee” has devaluated to the greatest extent as the Dearness Allowance being paid to compensate the devaluation the rupee has already crossed 107%. Therefore, it would be highly appreciated, if ceiling limit of the Income Tax is raised to at least Rs.5 lakh.

3. Education and medical facilities are gradually going out of reach of the common man because of business type institutions and private hospitals. The public education system and medical facilities have deteriorated over the years, due to inadequacy of funds being allocated under these heads. There being urgent need of augmenting education and medical facilities for the common man, allotment of funds under these heads needs to be raised to 6% and 4% of the GDP respectively.

4. In the wake of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India’s announcement at Varanasi on 25th December, 2014, while celebrating “Good Governance Day”, that different railway stations of the Indian Railways shall be augmented for the purpose of skill development, adequate fund allocation needs to be made for this purpose, so that necessary facilities are created on the earmarked railway stations for this purpose.

5. In the Rail Budget for the year 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways made announcement for establishment of Medical/Technical Institutions on certain important Railheads, but on account of paucity of funds, these welfare schemes could not see the day of light. Therefore, with a view to augment educational facilities of medical and technical education, some funds may be provided from the General Budget for this purpose.

6. Indian Railways being the lifeline of the country urgently need adequate budgetary support from the General Budget to augment the services as also to run this organization more safely and efficiently. It may also be appreciated that, since Indian Railways is a government organization, no Dividend and Lease Charges should be recovered from the Railways.

7. Indian Railways employees more than 13 lakh employees, and the former Hon’ble Minister for Railways had also announced “Own Your House Scheme”. Therefore, that scheme should be launched, so as to provide them house well before their retirement.

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Combined Defence Services Examination (I) – 2015

Combined Defence Services Examination (I) – 2015

Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) -2015 on 15/02/2015 (Sunday) at 41 Centres all over India as per notification dated November 08, 2014. e-Admission Certificates are available on the Union Public Service Commission web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in Candidates are advised to download and check their e-Admission Certificates carefully and bring discrepancy, if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately. Rejection Letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails and also put on Commission’s web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in. In case any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admission Certificates, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 & 011-23098543 on any working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM. The candidates can also send FAX message on FAX No. 011-23387310. No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.
In case the photograph is not printed clear on the e-Admission Certificates, candidates are advised to carry three (3) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) alongwith proof of Identity such as Aadhar Card or Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admission Certificate at the venue of the Examination.

MOBILE PHONES BANNED
(a) Mobile Phones, Pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where UPSC Examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.

(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping can not be assured.

*****

PIB

 

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MACP on Promotion Hierarchy: Appeal to contribute for expenditure to fight the case in Supreme Court

MACP on Promotion Hierarchy: Ministerial Staff Association’s appeal contribute for expenditure to fight the case in Supreme Court as per Convener of Steering Committee information that the expenses in the court case are expected to cross over Rs.15 lacs.

MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
SURVEY OF INDIA (CHQ’s)
C/o GEODETIC & RESEARCH BRANCH DEHRADUN

No.CHQ-01/MSA(2015)

Dated:- 19th January 2015

APPEAL

All the respected Members of Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India are hereby informed that Special Leave Petition in the Matter to MACP on Promotion Hierarchy has been filed by the Union of India & Others V/s some of the Govt. Servants in the Honourable Supreme Court of India.

It is further informed that the undersigned, along with the Vice President (CHQ) MSA has attended the meeting of the Steering Committee on the matter of MACP on Promotion Hierarchy, at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Convenor of the Steering Committee Com. Pillai had informed the house that the expenses in the subject Court case are expected to cross over Rs. 15 lacs. As such the Central Govt. Associations/Unions from all over India, have agreed to financial contribution for fighting the case to meet the justice. In the interest of our members, MSA, SOI has also committed to contribute some amount for the purpose.

Therefore, I do hereby appeal to all my respected members of MSA, whether they are affected by the MACP on Promotion Hierarchy or not, to please contribute at least Rs. 100/- per member, with their respective Branch Secretaries and the collected amount with list of members, may be sent to the undersigned latest by 10.02.2015, positively.

Hoping for your full co-operation and support.

Comradely Yours

( DEEPAK C. R. KARKI )
SECRETARY GENERAL (CHQ)
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION

Source: MSASOI.com

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Injustice to newly recruited Accountant in respect of 1st increment of service life – NFCAA

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association’s letter to CGA regarding redressal of injustice to newly recruited Accountant in respect of 1st increment of service life due to Confirmatory Examination

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2015/49-50

Dated: 19.01.2015

To,
Shri Jawahar Thakur,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Loknayak Bhawan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003

Subject:- Injustice to newly recruited Accountant in respect of 1st increment of service life – Request for redressal regarding.

Sir,

I am directed to draw your kind attention to the fact that the newly recruited Accountants are allowed 1st increment of his service career from 1st day of July in any year that comes after passing of his departmental confirmatory Examination though they may otherwise eligible for such increment on the 1st day of July of the previous year. As illustration it can be said that if an Accountant joins in November – 2013, the present systems of examination etc. makes him eligible to sit for Departmental Confirmatory Examination only in the beginning of the year of 2014. This results his increment w.e.f. 1st July 2014 i.e. after 17/18 month from his date of joining service. This is grossly against sprit of all ideas related to such Confirmatory Examination and highly demoralizing.

Under such circumstances, I would request you to issue orders to effect the increment retrospectively i.e. from the 1st day of July that comes immediately after joining of six month of a newly recruited Accountant who qualified the Department Confirmatory Examination.

Thanking you,

Yours Sincerely,

(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

Source: www.nfcaahqnd.blogspot.in

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Clarification on 2nd ACP to Senior Accountants of CCAS cadre – NFCAA

Clarification with regard to 2nd ACP to Senior Accountants of CCAS cadre appointed as Accountant on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

All India Civil Accounts Employees Association
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL HEADQUARTER

No: AICAEA/HQ/A-2/2014/4

Dated: 02.01.2015

To,
Shri Jawahar Thakur,
Controller General of Accounts,
Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Loknayak Bhawan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi – 110003

Subject:- Clarification with regard to 2nd ACP to Senior Accountants of CCAS cadre appointed as Accountant on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

Ref:- O.M. No. A-11019/25/05/MF.CGA (A)/NGE/AICAEA-HQ/289 dated 27.10.2014 issued by the office of CGA.

Sir,

I have been directed to refer to the above and draw your kind attention to the following few lines in the matter of grant of IInd financial upgradation under ACPs to those who were appointed as Junior Accountants on the basis of the results of Departmental Competitive Examination conducted by the SSC during the years 1981 & 1982-

1. The candidates who had qualified the Departmental Competitive Examination for the posts of Junior Accountants conducted by the Staff Selection Commission during the year 1981 & 1982 against direct recruitment quota of different departments of Civil Accounts Organization are required to be equated with the Junior Accountants who were directly recruited through the examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment to the post of Junior Accountant as the standard and method of both the examinations were similar at that point of time.

2. Clarification No. 8 of the DOPT O.M. No. 35034/1/97/Estt. (D) Vol-IV dated 10th February 2000 states that, if relevant Recruitment Rules provide for filling up of vacancies by direct recruitment, induction of a person from lower grade in the next grade through Limited Departmental Competitive examination may be treated as direct recruitment for the purpose of ACPs. In such cases, service rendered in a lower pay scale shall not be counted for the purpose of benefit under ACPs. Not only this, the said order nowhere states that the benefit under ACPs shall be limited to those incumbents only where there is a change of their cadre/service.

3. The CCAs (Group – C) Recruitment Rules provides for filling up of vacancies in the grade of Accountant through direct recruitment and it fulfills the requirements stated in the clarification No. 8 of the DOPT O.M. No. 35034/1/97/Estt. (D) Vol – IV dated 10th February 2000.

4. The scheme of granting ACP was introduced in the year 1998-1999, whereas the officials who have qualified the departmental competitive examination prior to the issuance of the DOPT orders should in no way be deprived of this benefit. In fact, the clarification was specifically meant for such officials only.

5. The benefit of the scheme has already been implemented in CGA’s organizations itself. Examples are as below:-

i) CBEC: – Pr. CCA, CBEC, New Delhi vide order No. Admn.1 (17) 9/ACP Scheme/770 office order No. 164 dated 14.08.2007 granted IInd financial upgradation with effect from 01.04.2007 to Shri A.J. Kulkarni (PAO, CEX, Pune). He had qualified the departmental competitive examination conducted by the SSC in the year 1981.

ii) CBDT: – Pr. CBDT, New Delhi office order No. Admn.ii/5-23/ACP/Sr.Acctt/2005-06/486 dated 16/23.03.2007 granted IInd financial upgradation with effect from 06/08.07.2007 to Shri S.N. Kaulgud, ZAO, CBDT, Pune. He had qualified the departmental competitive examination conducted by the SSC in the year 1982. Incidentally, it may be placed for your information and record that Shri S.N. Kaulgud of PAO, CBDT (Roll No – 018 rank No.-11) was granted 2nd ACP but Shri Subhash Chander Bamrara (Roll No. 010 rank No.-6) at present working under CCA, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has been deprived of the same benefit while both of them had qualified the same examination in the year 1982.

iii) Min. Home Affairs: – Though there is no specific example readily available with us, but many employees of Ministry of Home Affairs were also extended the said benefit by the then Heads of The Departments.

Decisions by all the heads of the Departments had been taken with the concurrence of the Controller General of Account. There may be many others who might have been accorded the benefit of 2nd ACP and as on record only a handful of employees have been kept out of the benefit at present.

\Therefore, on behalf of this Association, I seek your personal intervention into the matter and requests you to kindly take a favorable decision of extending the benefit to the left out and deprived section of employees as a onetime measure so that they could be able to get rid of the feelings of discrimination they have been suffering from due to non-receipt of their legitimately due benefit on par with their batch mates.

For a kind and early favourable decision of yours, this Association shall be highly thankful to you.

Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely,

(V. Bhattacharjee)
Secretary General

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High Court has justified the retirement age 58 years for government employees

High Court has justified the retirement age 58 years for government employees

In a landmark decision High Court has judged that there is no harm in reducing the retirement age from 60 to 58 years, please read in detail:-

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Awareness Programme Under Pensioners Portal

Awareness Programme Under Pensioners’ Portal

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

21-January, 2015

The Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is implementing a web based mission mode project on pensions namely Pensioner’s Portal under the National e-Governance Plan. The Department has also started initiative called SANKALP for channelizing the experience and skill of Pensioners towards meaningful social activities.

The Department is proposing to conduct the next such Awareness Programme for Pensioners in Aizwal, Mizoram at Assam Rifles Cinema Hall on February 05,2015. The meeting will be chaired by Secretary (P,AR&PG).

The basic objective of the project is to facilitate redressal of Pensioners’ Grievances as also to provide information and guidance to pensioners on various pension and retirement related matters. User Ministries/Departments, Pensioners, Banks, Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), Post Offices etc. are the stakeholders in this venture aimed at welfare of the Pensioners.

With a view to providing know how about the operational aspects of this Portal and the Grievances Redressal Mechanism in particular, the Department of Pensions is conducting Awareness Programmes at different locations in the country.

Source: PIB

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MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO HONABLE MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS

Dt.19-01-2015

MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU, HONABLE MINISTER FOR RAILWAYS, ON HIS VISIT TO SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY, SECUNDERABAD ON 19-01-2015.

Respected Sir,
We welcome you on your maiden visit to the Headquarters of South Central Railway. South Central Railway is one of the best productive Railway out of all the 17 Zones and year by year it is increasing its earnings through freight and passenger traffic beyond the targets fixed by the Railway Board. Under the dynamic leadership of Shri P.K.Srivastava, General Manager, & his team of officers, it is increasing the productivity with disciplined staff who are straining their nerves every movement and bringing laurels from the Railway Ministry.

The following important issues are brought to your kind notice for favourable consideration:
1. WITHDRAW THE DECISIONS OF FDIs AND PPP ON INDIAN RAILWAYS AND SAVE THE INDIAN RAILWAYS.

Indian Railways having more than 64000 Kms. with running of 12,670 Passenger Trains and 7421 freight trains and carrying nearly 24 million passengers and 3 million Tonnes of freight traffic daily. It is the back bone for supply of essential commodities to the masses of this country. Indian Railways is doing great service to the poorest of the poor in the country with reasonable fares from one end to the other end of this country.

The Government’s decision to set up dedicated Freight Corridors and Bullet Trains under FDI is causing a lot of anxiety among the Railwaymen as the Railways will lose its entity as carrier of the poorest of the poor. The recent decision of introduction of Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK) under PPP is a wrong step and it will lead to malpractices in the Reservation System.

It is a proven fact, that, dependency on the Foreign Capital is the prime cause for the South East Asian Economic Crisis in the year 1997, when the workers and their families in these countries were affected badly.

Government’s decision in the year 1991 to open the economy completely to outside market did not yield any result. Because of Government of India’s contribution, no bad effect was felt on Indian Railways whereas the other countries suffered huge economic crisis in the year 2008.

In view of the above, your kind self is requested to advise the Government to withdraw the 100% FDI and PPP decision on Indian Railways and save the Railways and Save the Nation.

2. EXEMPTION OF RAILWAY EMPLOYEES FROM OPERATION OF THE NEW PENSION SCHEME W.E.F.1-1-2004.

Indian Railways, on the orders of the Government of India have introduced New Pension Scheme for all its workforce appointed on or after 1-1-2004. The New Pension Scheme has withdrawn the social security cover given to the Railway employees which was in vogue prior to 1-1-2004 under Railway Service (Pension) Rules 1993.

The Defence Forces as well as Paramilitary forces under Ministry of Home Affairs have been kept out of the purview of New Pension Scheme introduced w.e.f. 1-1-2004 and they are continued Old Pension Scheme. On the request of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge wrote to Shri P.Chidambaram, the then Hon’ble Minister of Finance on 29-3-2014 for exemption to Railway employees from operation of NPS and take necessary approval from the Cabinet and communicate the same to the Railwaymen. He pleaded for exemption from NPS for the Railway employees on consideration of special, riskier and onerous nature of duties which are resulting in heavy death toll among Railway employees on duty.

So far, no decision is taken by the Ministry of Finance and the matter is still pending with the Ministry of Finance.

Your kind self is therefore requested to apprise the present Hon’ble Minister of Finance and take up the issue in the Cabinet and secure exemption for the Railway employees from the purview of New Pension Scheme w.e.f. 1-1-2004, duly bringing them under old Pension Scheme.

3. FILLING UP OF VACANCIES IN THE GROUP’C’ & GROUP ‘D’ CATEGORIES BY LOCAL CANDIDATES THROUGH RRBs / RRCs.

At present, as per the policy laid down by the Government of India, any Indian National can apply for the Central Government Jobs irrespective of his being resident of any state, which rule is causing unrest among the unemployed youth of a particular area, as they are not able to get employment in their local area/state. Article 16(1) of the Constitution of India provides for equal opportunity for employment /recruitment to all citizens of India.

Due to lakhs of applications received for filling up of vacancies on Indian Railways, it is becoming very difficult for the RRBs / RRCs to fill up the vacancies in time and nearly 2 lakhs vacancies exist at any time on Indian Railways.

To avoid hardship in filling up of the vacancies and also to provide job opportunities for the local unemployed youth, you are requested to take appropriate action and issue instructions to fill up the vacancies from the unemployed youth belonging to the particular states which are in the jurisdiction of the particular zone.

4. NON REDRESSAL OF CHARTER OF DEMANDS

The problems of Railwaymen like Filling up of vacancies, Creation of additional posts to commensurate with the additional work load arisen out of introduction of New Trains, New Lines, Electrification, Opening of New Electric Locosheds/Diesel sheds/Workshops, Removal of anomalies arisen out of implementation of VI CPC recommendations, Problems created in implementation of MACP Scheme, LARSGESS, Demand of recruitment of wards of Railwaymen, Grievances of Loco and Traffic Running Staff, Operating Staff, Commercial, ECRCs and Ticket Checking staff, Technical and Artisan staff, C&W Staff, Electrical Staff, A.C.Staff, P.Way staff, Staff of Bridge and Works in Civil Engineering Department, Signal and Telecommunication Staff, Medical and Paramedical staff, Health and Sanitary staff, Stores Department Staff, Ministerial Staff, Accounts Staff, Drawing Staff, Stenographers, EDP Staff, Rajbhasha Staff, Absorption of Quasi Administrative Staff in railways, Engagement of Course Completed Act Apprentices in the Railways etc. are pending with the Railway Ministry for redressal.

Even though several rounds of discussions were held with the Railway Board by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation, no tangible results are forthcoming, which is creating unrest among the Railway employees.

You are therefore requested to impress the Full Board to hold negotiations with AIRF in a time bound programme and redress the grievances, so as to motivate the staff to achieve better productivity.

5. STAFF AMENITY PROGRAMMES – PROVISION OF FUNDS In every Railway Budget, the grant given for maintenance of Railway quarters and Staff Amenity Programmes are reduced in the name of non-availability of sufficient funds.

Due to non-availability of funds, the repairs to the Railway Quarters, drains, water facilities etc. are not properly carried out, which is causing lot of hardship to the employees residing in the Staff Quarters.

In the same manner, due to non-provision of adequate funds for medical facilities and also appointment of regular Doctors, Paramedical Staff, the services are getting deteriorated leading to loss of man hours due to regular health problems to staff.

You are requested to secure adequate funds for the medical services, Staff Quarters and Staff Amenities to help the Railwaymen and their families. You are also requested to issue a policy decision to regularize the Contract Paramedical Staff duly holding required examination by the concerned departments.

6. EXTENDING THE FACILITY OF INCLUSION OF PARENTS IN THE PRIVILEGE AND POST RETIREMENT PASSES AND FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT.

An assurance was given by the then Hon’ble Minister for Railways for including the parents of the serving/retired employees in the Privilege Passes/Post Retirement Passes and also for medical facilities.

Your kind self is requested to issue necessary instructions to the concerned officials in this regard.

7..IMPARTING TECHNICAL TRAINING TO WARDS OF RAILWAYMEN:

Railwaymen work round the clock and in all weather conditions throughout the Country irrespective of availibility of minimum facilities like housing, Education, Medical and Recreation. Their Children are deprived of Good Education, Medical and Recreation facilities due to their parents working in remote villages, forests and border areas. They are also subjected to periodical and administrative transfers to other stations for operational convinence at the cost of their Children Education, medical and other facilities.
Hon”ble Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modiji desire that the youth of this country should be imparted Technical Training by providing Apprentice Training. Railways has got lot of facilities forgiving Apprentice training in Production Units, Workshops, Electrical/Diesel sheds, C&W Depots, Yards and Stations. Necessary orders may please be issued to Rly.

Management to give Apprentice training to the wards of Railwaymen and absorb them in group D vacancies.

8.Appointment in Railways to Licenced Porters, Quasi-administration staff.

Previously Railways absorbed Licenced Porters and Quasi Administration staff in Group D jobs. Similar orders may please be issued to help the poor licenced porters & quasi administrative in group D vacancies .

9.Provision of Super Speciality Hospital at Vijayawada , the new Capital of Residual Andhra Pradesh:

New Capital is built up for Andhra Pradesh State near Vijayawada . Railway services will increase from Vijayawada Junction and Railway Employees strength will also increase.
We request you to sanction in the ensuing budget Super Speciality Railway Hospital to Vijayawada.

10. Provision of POH workshop for Eletrical Locos at Kazipet:

S.C. Railway is housing large number of Eletrical Locos at ELS/LGD, ELS/KZJ & ELS/BZA. A New Eletrical locoshed is coming up at Guntakal . For POH Electrical Engines there is urgent need to sanction POH workshop at Kazipet which is situated in central place of S.C. Railway. You are requested to sanction the same in the ensuing budget.

11. Withdraw matching savings clause for creation of new posts for New trains, New lines etc.:

Railway Board imposed unrealistic clause of MATCHING SAVINGS for creation of New Posts which are necessary for manning New Trains introduced, New lines brought into system, New Electrification etc. Due to non availability of funds in the saving Bank new posts required to maintain safety and amenities to passenger services are not created.. All General Managers & Federations voiced their protest against this clause but Railway Board insists on the same against safety and public amenities.

You are requested to issue necessary instructions to withdraw the matching saving clause for creation of new posts.

12. Removal of ceiling on Productivity Bonus:
Railway Employees are paid PLB during DASARA FESTIVAL. Even though the number of Days Bonus is increasing they are not getting minimum wages as PLB due to the ceiling of Rs.3500/- for month. The minimum wage is Rs.7000/-(Rs.5200 + Rs.1800/- GP) for Group D in Railways. They are not paid at least minimum of Pay per month as Bonus. You are requested to recommend Cabinet for amending Bonus Act to remove the ceiling Limit.

Thanking you,
With kind regards, Yours faithfully,
(Ch.SANKARA RAO)
GENERAL SECRETARY

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