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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.

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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.

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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Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200

Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200

Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 05/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Grant of increment on promotion within merged scales in the same Grade Pay Rs.4200 – reg.

Ref: FA & CAO/T/SC Railway’s letter No. ACP/KOO/Pt. VI (Restructuring) dated 06/01/2017 & 21/03/2017 and letter No. ACP/AO2/Pt. VI dated 01/08/2017 to Railway Board.

Federation invites attention of the Railway Board to the letters of FA & CAO/T/SC cited under reference, seeking clarification as to whether the staff promoted from same Grade Pay to same Grade Pay (Rs.GP 4200) i.e. from the post of Senior Cashier (GP 4200) to the post of Inspector of Cashier (10C/GP 4200) are entitled to draw an additional increment as they are shouldering responsibilities.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that the references sent by the South Central Railway have been pending in Board’s Office since Jan 2017, even though the employees are eligible for additional increment on promotion to identical Grade Pay, shouldering higher responsibilities in terms of Rule S-13.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions allowing benefit under S13 to GM, S.C. Railway, endorsing copy to other Zonal Railways as well to the Federation.

Yours faithfully

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification RBE No.113/2017

MACP-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S. No. PC-Vl/378
RBE No.113/ 2017

No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2(Vol.ll)

New Delhi, dated 30/08/2017

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

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification regarding.

Reference is invited to the Para 4 of Annexure of the Modified Assured Career progression Scheme issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009) providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay ”Band and “the Grade Pay ‘drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying» higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from some of the Zonal Railways whether at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non-functional Scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular” increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in consultation with DoPT and it has been decided in the Para 4 of the Annexure of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:-

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the, time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/ grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it is in the same Grade Pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion/grant of Non- Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher Grade Pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher Grade Pay than What has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non- Functional scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP.

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

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

{Authority DoPT’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) (Vol. II), dt. 04 th July, 2017}

(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding

NO.35034/3/2008-Estt(D) (Vol. II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated the 04th July, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government Employee Clarification regarding.

the undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Para 4 of Annexure-I of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme issued vide the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.(D) dated May 19, 2009 providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation upder the scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than
what is availalable under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from varios Ministries/Departments whether at the time of regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Pay after availing regular increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of
promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that the para 4 of the Annexure-I of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:

Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such  upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation, of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non Functional Scale, if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion / grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP”
4. This modification in the MACP Scheme is being issued in consulation with the department of Expenditure.

(G.Jayanthi)
Director(E-1)

Source: DoPT

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Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of ceiling of pay for entitlement

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of ceiling of pay for entitlement

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence)
D(Civ.II)

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) – Clarification regarding Fixation of ceiling of pay for entitlement.

Ref. : CGDA UO No. AT/11/2366/NDANol-X dated 22.01.2016 and last reminder dated 13.12.2016

In compliance of Hon. CAT, Jodhpur Bench Order dated 5 Nov 2009, MoD issued letter dated 8th May 2015 to provide that the payment of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) shall be made on the basis of the current pay of the employees who are deployed for performing the duty during the night hours. Accordingly, Principal Controller of Accounts (PCA)(Fys), Kolkata issued letter dated 29.05.2015 to define the new formula for computation of NDA. This formula provides that the amount of NDA shall be computed by taking employee’s current Band Pay & Grade Pay plus DA divided by 195 (i.e. total working hours in a month). In this manner, the Hon’ble CAT order, as upheld by Hon’ble High Court/Supreme Court stands implemented in letter & spirit.

2. Subsequently, PCA (Fys) Kolkata issued letter dated,9 Sep 2015 to prescribe the pay ceiling corresponding to Rs. 2200 per month (specified in terms of DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989) to determine entitlement of staff for night duty. However, the corresponding pay so prescribed was not accepted by the OFB Administration.

As per OFB’s calculations, the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 is not only different, but there is wide disparity in both the figures. OFB has stated that they cannot accept this unilateral decision of PCA(Fys) because the calculations are incorrect. Besides, this has led to industrial unrest at all Ordnance Factories.

The staff side members have expressed displeasure and have threatened to stop Night duty at all Ordnance Factories. OFB Admn apprehends serious loss of production and have requested MoD to examine the issue and intimate corresponding pay of Rs.2200 so that the employees could be detailed accordingly for performing duty at night hours. Likewise, CGDA has also sought clarification from MoD on the same issue.

3. The matter was examined in MoD in consultation with MoD(Fin) and DoPT. DoPT stated that the calculations made by both PCA (Fys) and OFB are incorrect and prescribed a different formula to compute the current pay corresponding to Rs.2200 per month that existed during 1989. Both PCA(Fys) and OFB have rejected this formula for being cumbersome and unworkable.

This office also supports their views because using this formula entails tedious calculations of pay of each employee ever since their date of joining service, running into decades. In a nutshell, attempts to find out the current pay equivalent to Rs.2200 pm have not been fruitful in spite of consultations with DoPT and MoD(Fin), and the stalemate on the issue continues across all the defence establishments, leading to confusion and possible loss of productivity.

4. On further consideration, it has been observed that the DOPT OM No. 12012/4/86-Estt.(Allowances) dt. 04.10.1989 on the subject of NDA lays down following condition to determine the entitlement for NDA:

 (Clause a) – The ceiling of pay for entitlement of NDA shall be Rs. 2200/- p.m.

(Clause b)- There will however be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of officials who are, at present, getting this benefit as per existing criteria.

5.Clause (a)

The pay ceiling of Rs. 2200 per month mentioned in the DoPT in their OM dated 4 Oct 1989, was prescribed more than 25 years ago. During the intervening period, two Pay Commissions have come into force which have altered the pay structure of the employees drastically. In spite of an altogether different landscape of the pay structure, the DoPT did not come up with any revised order to amend the provisions of their OM dated 4 Oct 1989 relevant to the current pay structure. In the absence of clear guidelines, the management of Defence Establishments resorted to adhoc measures to keep their organisations running during the night hours in the intervening period. Proposals sent by MoD to DoP&T at various stages in the light of various judicial pronouncements, were rejected, sometimes on the grounds that the DoPT orders are not applicable to industrial employees.

In the current phase, the efforts being made by the defence authorities to adhere to the prescribed pay limit have proved to be frustrating because of the practical difficulties being faced by both Accounting Authorities and the Defence Estts who, due to tedious and lengthy calculations, have not been able to reach a consensus to determine the level of staff who can be deployed for performing the night duty. In the current scenario, where  the pay ceiling of Rs.2200 prn. is obsolete and meaningless, and the DoPT have  avoided prescribing a realistic ceiling that would be relevant to the current pay  structure of the Government employees, it is left upon MoD to find a solution. Even though MoD proposes to take up the matter with DoPT again for prescribing a pay ceiling based on the current pay structure, it is however felt that the decision thereon shall have reflection over the future cases only and is not likely to resolve the current cases.

6. Clause (b)

The provision in the DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989 (highlighted above in para 4) permits entitlement of NDA without any ceiling in respect of officials “who were getting this benefit (at that time) as per existing criteria”. In view of the fact that the pay ceiling prescribed in clause (a) is of no relevance today, it has become necessary to resolve the imbroglio by resorting to the second provision given in this OM – named as clause (b). It has been decided that till such time the new pay parameters based on the current pay structure to determine the entitlement for NDA are prescribed by the nodal Ministry, OFB/Field Offices/Defence Establishments are allowed to determine the entitlement of their employees for the purpose of NDA in terms of this clause in the DoPT OM dated 04.10.1989 that provides that there shall  be no ceiling for entitlement of NDA in respect of such officials who were getting this  benefit at that point of time as per extant criteria. So as to give a formal and concrete shape to this, the OFB and other Defence Establishments are being advised to issue a one-time office order, specifying in definite terms, the designations/ categories/levels of non-gazetted employees (Industrial and Non Industrial) who were getting this benefit of NDA in accordance with extant instructions i.e. DoPT OM dated 4 Oct 1989, so as to ensure their seamless deployment at night shifts and payment of NDA based on current pay.

7. CGDA is, therefore, requested to issue necessary directions to their lower formations to deal with the cases of payment of NDA accordingly.

8. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel: 23011681

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Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Dated: 21.06.2017

No. II/6/Part 7

The General Secretaries of,
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,

Sub: Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale-reg.

Ref:    (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20/08/1993.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/PM2/12 dated 21/01/2002.
  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/13M1/2 dated 12/09/2014 & 16/09/2014.
  • NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 27/05/2017 addressed to Rly., Bd.

NFIR vide its letter dated 27/05/2017 demanded the Railway Board to modify the GDCE Scheme in order to see that the employees working in the same Grade Pay may apply for the post to be filled through GDCE of same Grade Pay/Pay Level.

Discussions were held on the subject on 20th June 2017 with the Board (AM/Staff). Federation feels happy to report that there was broad agreement and those staff working in same Grade Pay will be allowed to appear in the GDCE for the same Grade Pay/Pay Level against safety category posts.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.

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Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 2017

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 12th June, 2017

G.S.R. 575(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, hereby makes the following rules to amend the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016, namely:- 1.

1. These rules may be called the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Amendment Rules, 20 I 7.

2. They shall be deemed to have come into force on the I st day of January, 2016.

2. In the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2016.-

(i) in rule 2, for clause (xi), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(xi) “Level in the Pay Matrix” shall mean the Level corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in the Pay Matrix in APPENDIX-I” ;

(ii) for rule 7, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“7. Pay protection to officers on Central deputation.- If the pay of the officers posted on deputation to the Central Government, after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure, either under these rules or as per the instructions regulating such fixation of pay of the post to which they are appointed on deputation, happens to be lower than the pay they would have entitled to, had they been in their parent cadre and would have drawn that pay but for the Central deputation, such difference in the pay shall be protected in the form of Personal Pay with effect from the 1st January, 2016″

[F.No.14021/1/2016-AIS-II]

RAJESH KUMAR YADAV, Under Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published vide notification number G.S.R. 870(E), dated the 8th September, 2016. APPENDIX-I Pay Matrix (w.e.f 01.01.2016)

APPENDIX-I

Indian-Administrative-Service-Pay-Amendment-Rules-2017

RAKESH SUKUL

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Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme

Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme

No. 7-8/2016-PCC

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi- 110001
Date : 30.05.2017

Sub :- Fixation of Pay on up-gradation of Grade Pay of IPs/ASPs under MACP Scheme.

The Directorate was in receipt of various references from Circles to clarify how to fix the pay of IPs/ASPs, who had already been granted financial upgradation under MACPS, in the event of upgradation of Grade Pay of these cadres by the Seventh Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01.01.2016. The matter was examined and referred to DoP&T. The DoP&T has informed vide its communication no. 1229734/17/CR dated 18.4.2017 to  maintain status quo as under:-

The impact of upgradation of pay scales of certain posts by the 7th CPC on MACPS is being examined in this Department, in consultation with D/o Expenditure. The requisite clarification will be issued in due course.

3.The Department of Posts may be requested to maintain status quo in the matter till the decision is being taken by this Department.

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

sd/-
(R.L. Patel)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

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Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06.2017

No PC-V/2011/M/4/NF IR
The General Secretary NFIR

3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

Sub:-Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR s letter No. IV/MACPS/Part 10, dt. 16.05.2017 on the above subject and to state that tile instructions for fixation of pay at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS are contained in Para-4 of the Annexure to Board’s letter dt. 10.06.09 (RBE NoA 01/2009) which stipulates as under:-

“Benefit of pay fixation available at the time Df regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgraiation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade pay as granted under MACPS”.

In view of the above, nodal Branches for 6th  & 7th CPC viz. PC-VI and PC-VII, have been consulted. They have advised that the Additional Allowance/Special Running Staff Allowance is not reckoned for fixation of pay on promotion. As such it is not feasible to reckon the same for pay fixation purpose while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
for Secretary/Railway Board

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Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale: NFIR

Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale: NFIR

N F I R
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

No. II/6/Part 7

Dated: 27/05/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM2/ 16 dated 20/08/1993.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/PM2/ 12 dated 21/01/2002.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-201 1/PM1/2 dated 12/09/2014
16/09/2014.

The extant instructions provide opportunity to the staff who fulfill the conditions of educational qualification etc., laid down for direct recruitment, to appear for GDCE against 50% DR Quota vacancies for pursuing their career. The policy decision of Railway Board Vide letters cited under reference does not give opportunity to the staff of same Grade Pay/Pay Scale to apply for GDCE and face examination for the same Grade Pay/Pay Scale post as the provision allows only those in the lower Grade Pay/Pay Matrices Level.

The above subject was also discussed informally with the Director General (Personnel) on 26th May 2017.

NFIR is of the view that the staff of the same Grade Pay/Pay Matrices should also be made eligible to volunteer and appear for GDCE as is allowed in the case of those working in the lower Grade Pay/Pay Matrix Level. NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review the extant instructions and modify the same to facilitate those who are in the same Grade Pay avail the opportunity of GDCE. It is also requested that GDCE be made as a regular scheme for filling 50% DR Quota vacancies annually by the Zonal Railways etc., to facilitate talented and highly educated staff to avail the scheme for improving their career.

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

Source: NFIR

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Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways, and pay disparity with other Supervisory Cadres of the Central Government Services

Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways, and pay disparity with other Supervisory Cadres of the Central Government Services

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC/JCM/2017

Dated: May 24, 2017

The Jt. Secretary(Pers.),
Department of Expenditure,
Room No.39-A, North Block,
New Delhi

Dear Madam,

Sub: Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways, and pay disparity with other Supervisory Cadres of the Central Government Services

While deposing before the 7th CPC, this Federation brought to the notice of the Commission that,subsequent to the acceptance of the VI CPC recommendations a peculiar anomaly arosewhere a junior drawing higher Grade Pay than the senior in the cadre of Section Officer(Accounts). The Committee of the 7th Pay commission observed that the above anomalous situation purely arose on circumstantial grounds and needs to be rectified. Thus in its report, the Commission found merit in the above contention and recommended that Seniors must be given the benefit of stepping up and further in line with their recommendations for Organized Accounts Cadres, it further recommended that “Section Officer (Accounts) Railways in GP Rs.4800 should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service, to the existing GP Rs.5400(PB-2), viz., Level 9 in the Pay Matrix, on non-functional basis.(Ref.: Para No.11.40.83 of 7th CPC).

The 7th Central Pay Commission acknowledged that the skill sets of the Organized Accounts Cadres are fairly higher and the organized accounts cadres have to compulsorily pass various stringent examinations for promotions. Moreover, Sr. Section Officers(A/Cs) had been assigned complete parity with Section Officers(S.O.) of the Central Secretariat Service(CSS) and they had been granted the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500(S-12) w.e.f. 01.01.1996 in accordance with 6th CPC. Further, it was also noted that parity between Organized Accounts Cadres and the cadre of Section Officers of CSS was disturbed by granting non-functional upgradation to GP Rs.5400(PB-3) after four years of service to Section Officers of CSS only. The Commission also noted that, non-functional up-gradation from GP Rs.4800 to GP Rs.5400(PB-3), on completion of four years of service, has been accorded to a number of posts by the Government of India in 2008. The Commission also found no reason and justification to deprive this benefit of upgradation to GP Rs.5400 to the Officers of the Organized Accounts Cadres who are in GP Rs.4800.

“Thus, the Pay Commission recommended that, all officers in the Organized Accounts Cadres (in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization, Railways, Post and Telecommunications), who are in GP Rs.4800, should be upgraded, on completion of four years’ service to GP Rs.5400(PB-2), viz. pay level 9, in the pay matrix”. (Ref. Para 11.12.140 of 7th CPC).

To utter dismay, the Government of India, while accepting the recommendations of the Pay Commission on upgrading of posts, left out the Ministry of Defence and Railways for non-functional upgradation to GP Rs.5400(PB-3) after four years of service for the categories of AAOs(Finance Division of Defence, Ministry of Defence) and Senior Section Officer(Accounts), Senior Travelling Inspector(Accounts) and Senior Inspector(Store Accounts), Ministry of Railways, with the remarks that, “it will be examined by DOPT for taking a comprehensive view in the matter”. The DoP&T took almost nine months and transferred the issue on 7th April, 2017 to the Ministry of Finance(Expenditure). In other words, benefit of upgradation to GP Rs.5400 after completion of four years of service has been granted to all other Organized Accounts Cadres of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and Post and Telecommunications.

The Ministry of Defence in their recent ID Note No.369/C/2017 dated 23.03.2017 also recommended that, “above benefit be extended to the Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO) of Defence Accounts Department”. On the other hand, DoP&T, in their communication ID Note No.1198678/16-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 02.02.2017 to the Executive Director, Pay Commission-III, Ministry of Railways, advised the Ministry of Railways to consult Department of Expenditure since revision of pay scales comes under the administrative domain of the Department of Expenditure in terms of Government of India(Allocation of Business) Rules. It shows the indifferent approach of government of India towards Railway Accounts Employee.

This issue has been elaborated and explained in the tabulated format at Annexure ‘A’.

The Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department of the Railways is also entrusted with the responsibilities of presenting the Railway Accounts on widely accepted of accrual based Accounting in addition to presenting the Government Accounts as per requirements laid down in the Constitution of India, as announced by Hon’able Minister of Railway, Shri Suresh Prabhu, in his budget speech.

It would be highly appreciated, if the benefit of grant of GP Rs.5400 is extended to Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways, on completion of four years of service in GP Rs.4800, who are the only left in this case. This will also end pay disparity between the Organized Accounts Cadres of the Government of India.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Comradely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-instead of Grade Pay hierarchy

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy instead of Grade Pay: Less advantageous in some cases (Clerical & Steno): Railway Board unveils with example

GOVERNMENT of INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/M/4/NFIR/pt

New Delhi,
dated :19.05.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi-55

Sir,

Sub:-Board’s item No.3-Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-(instead of Grade Pay hierarchy) {item(s) to be discussed with Board (MS &FC)}.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 10.04.2017 on the above subject and to state that Board’s reply dt. 17.04.2017 is based on the factual position relating to financial upgradiation being granted presently which has been ascertained from Northern Railway.

Meanwhile an another Railway i.e. Western Railway vide their letter dt. 06.03.2017 has also apprised that Accounts Clerk and Stenographers are getting GP Rs.4600/- and GP Rs.4800/- as 3rd MACPS respectively whereas under the ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- for Accounts Clerks and Rs.4600 for Stenographer would be admissible. Thus, the Federation’s contention that ACP is more advantageous than MACP Scheme for certain categories of employees is contrary to the factual position.

Further, the submissions made by the Federation seems based on theoretical premise and the same is contrary to the situation factually obtaining on Zonal Railways. As such, the Federations’ allegation that Staff are put in disadvantageous position on account of financial upgradation allowed in pay structure hierarchy under MACPS is not found validate. As requested, a copy of supporting order in respect of Office Clerk/Accounts Clerk Cadre is furnished herewith.

In view of the above, Federation is requested to appreciate the factual position. DA: As above.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-

for Secretary,
Railway Board

Source: [Click here to view Railway Board Order with Examples]

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Framing of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Library and Information Officer (LIO) in the Level 11 in the pay matrix (Pre-revised PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6600) in LBSNAA, Mussoorie

Framing of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Library and Information Officer (LIO) in the Level 11 in the pay matrix (Pre-revised PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6600)  in LBSNAA, Mussoorie

No. 13012/2/2004-Academy Desk
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Training Division

Old JNU Campus, Block IV, Fourth Floor,
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110067
15 May, 2017

Office Memorandum

Sub: Framing of the Recruitment Rules for the post of Library and Information Officer (LIO) in the Level 11 in the pay matrix (Pre-revised PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6600) in LBSNAA, Mussoorie – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to upload the draft recruitment rules for the post of Library and Information Officer (LIO) in the Level 11 in the pay matrix (Pre-revised PB-3 Rs.15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.6600) in the Lal Bahadhur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie and to request for comments, if any, from all the stakeholders on the draft RRs. The comments may kindly be sent to the undersigned on e-mail id: ‘syedimran.ahmed@nic.in’ latest by 08.06.2017.

Encl: As above.

(Syed Imran Ahmed)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Part 11,Section 3, Sub-section (i)] Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training Training Division Notification New Delhi, the 2017 G.S.R – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Library and Information Officer in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, namely:

1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Library and Information Officer, Recruitment Rules, 2017.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of posts, classification and level in pay matrix.- The number of the post, its classification and the level in the pay matrix attached thereto, shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the said Schedule.

3. Method of recruitment, age limit and qualifications, etc. – The method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualifications.- No person

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or

(b) who having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said posts:

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax. – Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving. – Nothing in these rules shall affect reservation, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the ex-Servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

Schedule

Name of Posts Number of Posts Classification Level in the pay matrix Whether selection post or non-selection post.
1 2 3 4 5
Library and Information on Officer. 1* (2017)*Subject to variation dependent on work load. General Central Services, Group ‘A’ Gazetted Non-Ministerial. Level – 11 in the pay matrix (Rs.67700- 208700). Not applicable.

 

Age limit for direct recruits. Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits. Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotees. Period of probation, if any.
6 7 8 9
Not applicable. Not applicable. Not applicable. Two years for promotees.

 

Method of recruitment whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods In case of recruitment by promotion/ deputation/absorption grades from which promotion/deputation/absorption to be made If DPC exits what is its Composition Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted in making recruitment
10 11 12 13
Composite method (promotion or deputation). Deputation/Promotion or Officers of the Central Government or State Governments or Union Territories Universities or Recognised Research Institutions or Public Sector Undertakings or Semi-Government or Statutory or Autonomous Organisations:(a) (i) Holding analogous posts on regular basis in parent cadre or Department; or

(ii) with five years’ service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in the Level 10 (Rs.56100-177500 in the pay matrix) or;

(iii) With six years’ service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on regular basis in the Level 8 (Rs.4 7600-151100 in the pay matrix); or

(iv) with seven years’ service in the grade rendered after appointment there to on regular basis in the Level 7 (Rs.44900-142400 in the pay matrix) and

(b) Possessing the educational qualifications and experience as below:

(i) Master’s Degree of a recognised University

(ii) Master’s Degree in Library Science of a recognised University or Institute

(iii) five years experience in a library of standing e.g. National Library or Library of a University or Government college or Institution of National Importance e.g. National Archives, State Archieves, Sahitya Academy or Administrative Training Institutes (ATI)/Central Training Instititutes (CTI)

Desirable:

(i) Two years Experience of computerising Library activities.

(ii) Professional experience of Documentation work in a responsible capacity

Note 1: The departmental Assistant Library & Information Officer in the Level 7 (Rs.44900-142400 in the pay matrix) with 7 years regular service in the grade shall also be considered alongwith outsiders. If he/she is selected for appointment to the post, it shall be treated as having been filled by promotion.

Note 2: The departmental officers in the feeder category who are in the direct line of promotion shall not be eligible to consider for appointment on deputation. Similarly deputationist shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion.

Note 3: Period of deputation (including short term contract) including period of deputation (including short term contract) in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organization or Department of the Central Government shall not exceed three years. The maximum age limit for appointment on deputation (including short term contract) shall not exceed fifty-six years as on the closing date of receipt of application.

Composition of Group A Departmental Confirmation committee for considering confirmation: -1. Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration – Chairman

2. Joint Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration -Member

3. Joint Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Adm inistration -Member

Consultation with Union Public Service Commission is necessary.

 

Source: dopt.gov.in

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Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Helper (G.P Rs.1800, Level-1, Rs.18000-56900) to Technical-III (G.P.Rs.1900, Level-2, Rs.19900-63200)

Railway Order : Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Helper : Railway Order

RBE No.43/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.E(NG)I-2015/PM1/20

New Delhi, dated 03.05.2017

The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(As per standard list)

Sub : Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Helper (G.P Rs.1800, Level-1, Rs.18000-56900) to Technical-III (G.P.Rs.1900, Level-2, Rs.19900-63200)

In terms of extant provision contained in Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/PM7/56 dated 2.2.1998, Helpers (G.P.Rs. 1800, Level-1) possessing the qualifications prescribed in the Apprentice Act, with a minimum of three years regular service are eligible to appear in the Selection against 25% qualified staff quota.

2. There has been a demand to reduce the residency period from existing three years to two years, at par with residency period of promotion for other categories. This issue has been raised by AIRF in the PNM forum.

3. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with the Zonal Railways, PUs & technical directorates of Railway Board and it has been decided . that henceforth residency period for Helpers to appear in selection against 25% qualified staff quota will be two years.

The above instructions will be effective from date of issue of this letter.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

Hindi version shall follow.

(P. M. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/E(NG)I
Railway Board

Order Copy

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Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 06/01/2011, according to which employees working in GP 4200/- (PB-2) have been made eligible to receive 1st Class Privilege Pass. In this context, NFIR desires to convey that with the upgradation of the posts of ASM (GP 2800/PB-1) to GP 4200/PB-2 pursuant to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC as communicated vide Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016, cited under reference (Note 2 of Annexure 13) the ASMs have been upgraded from VIth CPC GP 2800 to GP 4200/- (PB-2) consequently placed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix level 6 with effect from 01/01/2016. They are therefore eligible for 1st class pass automatically. Reports received at this that on a few Zonal Railways, the 1st Class Pass entitlement is being denied on the plea that separate orders have not yet been issued by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that Board’s instructions dated 06/01/2011 are very clear and therefore Zonal Railways should not deny 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs who have been placed in GP 4200 (PB-2)/Pay Matrix Level 6.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to the Zonal Railways for granting 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs placed in GP 4200/Pay Level 6 without causing any hurdle. Copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection

RB ESTT.No.18/2017

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

No.E(NG)I-2016/CFP/5

New Delhi, dated 01.03.2017

The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units etc.
(As Per Standard List)

Sub: Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection.

As the Railways are aware, in terms of Board’s letter No.E(NG)1-96/CFP/27 dated 10.10.2000, 16-2/3% of the Posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Offices Clerks and other categories of Clerks like stores clerks, etc. are filled by promotion of Matriculate erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees with a minimum of two years service in the concerned seniority units entirely on merit on the basis of a competitive examination.

2. A question has now arisen as to whether any relaxation in two years of service condition is to be given to SC/ST candidates to appear in the selection for promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota being filled up on the basis of merit.

3. Accordingly, it is clarified that SC/ST employees in GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) will be eligible for consideration in the selection for promotion to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) and above against 16-2/3% promotion quota, only on completion of two years regular service in the concerned seniority unit.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version shall follow.

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

RBE-Promotion-from-GP-Rs.1800

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Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

Dated: 07/02/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning GP 4200/- PB-2 as entry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 and
22/12/2016.

(ii) Railway Board’s reply vide No. PC-V/2011/M/NFIR dated
24/01/2017
Federation does not agree with the view taken by the Railway Board by misinterpretation of the contents of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992. In this connection, Federation once again cites below the facts which have been ignored by the Board while considering the demand:

  • It is true that vide para 2 of the said OM, while the DoP&T has laid down criteria for assessing the suitability of the incumbents of the posts due to revision of pay scales/upgradation, at the same time in sub-para 2 of the same OM, it has been clarified that  where the upgradation involves replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualification but with higher eligibility of service, in such situation suitability may not be assessed.
  • It has been further clarified that those who fulfill the criteria of qualifying service, should be appointed to the upgraded post from the date on which they complete the qualifying service.
  • The condition stipulated in sub-para 2 of DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb 1992 has been fulfilled by the Pharmacists who though recruited in GP 2800 have been appointed to GP 4200 (6th CPC) on completion of 2 years service in GP 2800/- (PB-1).

The plea taken by the Railway Board that the said OM of DoP&T is applicable for assessing the suitability of the incumbents, is therefore, misconceived, illogical and unjustified. On the other hand, the case of Pharmacists for granting MACP benefit is required to be dealt applying the provisions contained in the DoP&T’s OM dated 4th Feb,1992.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway instructions to the Zones etc., allowing MACP endorsed to the Federation.

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

Copy to the Executive Director,PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Metro Bhavan, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretaries of the Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Source: NFIR

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Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Trainee appointed on compassionate grounds

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cant-110010

No.AN/XlV/14164/7th CPC/corrsp/Vol-I

Dated 01/02/2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCof A(Fys)Kolkata

Subject: Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds.

This office is receiving several references frorn various controller offices seeking clarification regarding pay fixation under Seventh CPC in respect of ‘Trainee-appointed on ground without acquiring minimum educational qualification in the pay scale of Rs 4440/-7440/- (pre-revised ) without any Grade Pay. Such trainees are to be placed in the pay band-I (5200-20200) With Grade pay of Rs 1800/- only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. However, under the CPC, neither any specific pay matrix level nor the manner for fixation of pay in respect of MTS Trainee has been prescribed.

2. In this regard, it is intimated that matter already stands referred to the Ministry for furnishing necessary clarification/guidelines to regulate the pay fixation of trainees under Seventh CPC. Reply of the same is still awaited. As and when , reply is received from the Ministry, the same will be widely publicized. Hence, it is requested to await for orders/ clarification from the Ministry in this regard.

3. This is for your information and necessary action please.

sd/-
(Kavitha Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)

Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

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Meeting with Honorable Minister for Railways on 03.02.2017

Meeting with Honorable Minister for Railways on 03.02.2017 – Feedback

Though the CRB has assured that, shortly needful will be done in the matter, but it is advised to all of you that we should continue our agitations till this letter of the Railway Board is withdrawn.

A.I.R.F
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
(Estd, 1924)

4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: February 3, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!

Sub: Meeting with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

Today I met Hon’ble Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu and handed him over a copy of our Protest Letter, No.AIRF/24(C) dated February 2, 2017, against Railway Board’s letter No.2017/E(LR)III/Ref./RB/1 dated 30.01.2017, wherein Supervisors(Grade Pay of Rs.4200 and above) working in Safety Categories have been debarred from become office-bearers of the unions/federation after 31.03.2017.

I explained him that, on the one hand railway administrations wants all sorts of cooperation from the federation, on the other they are issuing such a letter wherein they are directly interfering in the unions/federation affairs.

Hon’ble MR immediately called the CRB and advised him that this issue should be resolved without any further loss of time.

In our letter as well as during the course of discussions I demanded immediate withdrawal of Railway Board’s letter supra dated 30.01.2017, which is illegal and against 87th ILO Convention and having no ground for debarring the supervisors from the trade union in the name of safety.

Though the CRB has assured that, shortly needful will be done in the matter, but it is advised to all of you that we should continue our agitations till this letter of the Railway Board is withdrawn.

With Fraternal Greetings!

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

Source: AIRF

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Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS

Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS-reg.

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

Dated: 22/12/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the Pharmacist category-reckoning GP 4200/- (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS-reg.
Ref: NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 addressed to Rly., Bd.

Federation vide its letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 30/08/2016 on the subject invited Board’s attention to the O.M. No. 22011/10/84-Estt. (D) dated 4th February 1992 circulated by DoP&T wherein criteria has been laid down vide Para 2.2 to treat the placement of employees on upgradation to higher replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualification but with higher eligibility service as appointment. In the said communication the case of Pharmacist GP 2800/- (PB-1) to GP 4200/- (PB-2) has been cited which is fully covered under the said instructions of DoP&T. The Federation has accordingly requested the Railway Board to review the case afresh and issue suitable clarification treating the placement of Pharmacist to GP 4200/- as appointment. A period of more than three months has passed, unfortunately neither clarification has been issued nor progress on the action taken has been conveyed to the Federation. A copy of Federation’s communication dated 30/08/2016 is enclosed or ready reference.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the points mentioned in Para 2.2 of the DoP&T O.M. dated 4th February 1992 and issue clarification early to the GMs of Zones etc., so that the staff could avail the benefit of MACPS as a result of reckoning entry into the GP 4200/- as appointment. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Pt.10.

30.08.2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Benefit of financial up-gradation under MACPS to the Pharmacist category – Reckoning GP Rs.4200/-  PB-2 as entry Grade Pay for granting financial up-gradation under MACPS -reg.

Railway Board’s attention is invited to Para 2.2 of DOPT O.M. No. 22011/10/84-Estt(D) dated 4th February, 1992 which is reproduced below:

“2.2. Where the up-gradation involves a higher replacement scale without higher responsibilities or higher qualifications but with a higher eligibility service, the incumbent need not be assessed for their suitability but it should be ensured that they have completed the requisite qualifying service for appointment to the upgraded post. In case they had completed the qualifying service on or before the date notified by the Government, they may be appointed to the upgraded post from that date. In the case of other who fulfill the qualifying service on a later date, they should be appointed to the upgraded post from the date on which they complete the qualifying service. This would be subject to the condition that irrespective of the date of appointment, the original seniority of the incumbent in the grade prior to up-gradation will be maintained for appointment to the upgraded post”.

The Railway Board is aware that those pharmacists who have put in 2 years service in Grade Pay Rs.2800/- (PB-1) were upgraded to the next Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- (PB-2). This up-gradation has to be termed as “appointment” in terms of Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992.

The Railway Board vide letter No.PV/2009/ACP/2 dated 20th April, 2011 addressed to the GMs had however clarified that every financial up-gradation has to be treated as an up-gradation and accordingly placement of Pharmacists in Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 on completion of 2 years regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800/- in PB-1 has been counted/treated as one up-gradation under the MACP Scheme. This clarification of the Railway Board is contrary to Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992. In the said Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M., it has been clearly stated that where the up-gradation involves only a higher replacement scale without any additional responsibility/higher qualification but with a higher eligibility service, the incumbents need not be assessed for their suitability, but it should be ensured that they have completed the requisite qualifying service for “appointments” to the upgraded post.

The Pharmacists of GP Rs.2800/- (PB-1) have been upgraded to GP Rs.4200/- (PB-2) having fulfilled 2 years service prescribed in the grade pay of Rs.2800/-. Their entry into Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- (PB-2) has to be treated as “appointment” in terms of Para 2.2 of DOP&T O.M. dated 4th February, 1992, thus they are required to be considered for granting financial up-gradations under MACPS.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly review the case a fresh and issue clarification, allowing benefit of MACPS to the Pharmacist category duty reckoning entry into the Grade Pay of Rs.4200/- as “appointment”.

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

Source: NFIR

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