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Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting reservation charts on train coaches for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018

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Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways directs Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting reservation charts on train coaches for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018.

16 FEB 2018

Ministry of Railways has directed Zonal Railways to discontinue pasting of reservation charts on the reserved coaches of all trains at all erstwhile A1, A & B category stations as a pilot project for 6 months starting from 1st March, 2018.

Physical/digital charts will continue to be displayed at the platform of the train. At those stations where electronic charts display plasma have been installed and the same are functioning properly, physical reservation charts at such platforms can be stopped.

Earlier, pasting of reservation charts on the reserved coaches of all trains was discontinued at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Mumbai Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah Stations of Indian Railways on experimental basis for a period of 3 months.

Link for the names of  Erstwhile A1 & A category railway stations:

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Railways has 13,000 ‘absentee’ employees, will terminate services

 Railways has 13,000 ‘absentee’ employees, will terminate services

 

The railways had launched a drive to improve performance of the organisation and boost the morale of sincere and diligent employees.

The Indian Railways has identified more than 13,000 employees in its ranks who are on “unauthorised” leave for a long time and initiated disciplinary action to terminate their services, it said Friday.

The railways had launched a drive to improve performance of the organisation and boost the morale of sincere and diligent employees. The action is part of that campaign.

“A massive drive to identify long-term absentees in various establishments of Railways has been initiated. As a result of the drive, more than 13,000 employees out of about 13 lakh employees were found to be on unauthorised absence for a long time,” the railways said in a statement.

The establishment has initiated disciplinary action under the rules to terminate the service of such absentees.

“Railways have instructed all officers and supervisors to weed out these employees from the employees’ rolls after following due process,” the statement stated.

Hindi Version

ऐसे रेल कर्मचारी, जो लंबे समय से बिना किसी अनुमति के अनुपस्थित चल रहे हैं, या फिर सरकारी नौकरी के नाम पर बिना उपस्थिति दर्ज कराएं, मौज काट रहे हैं, उनके ऊपर अब रेल मंत्रालय का डंडा चलने वाला है. दरअसल, भारतीय रेलवे ने ऐसे 13,000 कर्मचारियों की पहचान की है जो कि लंबे समय से ‘अनाधिकृत’ रूप से अनुपस्थित चल रहे हैं. इन कर्मचारियों की सेवाएं समाप्त करने की अनुशासनात्मक कार्रवाई शुरू की गई है.

रेलवे के बयान में कहा गया है कि मंत्रालय ने संगठन का प्रदर्शन बेहतर करने और निष्ठावान व मेहनती कर्मचारियों का मनोबल बढ़ाने के लिए एक अभियान शुरू किया था. यह कार्रवाई इसी अभियान का हिस्सा है.

इसके अनुसार, ‘रेलवे के विभिन्न प्रतिष्ठानों में लंबे समय से अनुपस्थित कर्मचारियों की पहचान करने के लिए एक व्यापक अभियान शुरू किया गया. इस अभियान के परिणाम में रेलवे ने अपने लगभग 13 लाख कर्मचारियों में से 13 हजार से भी अधिक ऐसे कर्मचारियों की पहचान की है, जो लंबे समय से अनाधिकृत तौर पर अनुपस्थित हैं.’ इसके अनुसार रेलवे ने इन अनुपस्थित कर्मचारियों की सेवाएं समाप्त करने के लिए नियमों के तहत अनुशासनात्मक कार्रवाई शुरू की है.

रेलवे ने सभी अधिकारियों और पर्यवेक्षकों को उचित प्रक्रिया पर अमल के बाद कर्मचारियों की सूची से इनका नाम हटाने का निर्देश दिया है.

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Railways: Cleanliness and Maintenance of Passenger Rail Coaches

Ministry of Railways
Cleanliness and Maintenance of Passenger Rail Coaches

09 FEB 2018

Every endeavour is made to keep the coaches in properly maintained and clean condition. All efforts are made by the Railways to address the complaints.

Some of the major initiatives taken by Indian Railways towards improvement of cleanliness and maintenance of coaches are as follows :

Cleaning of coaches of trains at both ends including mechanized cleaning.

On Board Housekeeping Service (OBHS) has been provided in more than 970 pairs of trains including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and other important long distance Mail/Express trains for cleaning of coach toilets, doorways, aisles and passenger compartments during the run of the trains.

‘Clean My Coach’ service is provided on demand in nearly 950 pairs of important Superfast/Mail/Express long distance trains having On Board Housekeeping Service.
Clean Train Station (CTS) scheme has also been prescribed for limited mechanized cleaning attention to identified trains including cleaning of toilets during their scheduled stoppages enroute at nominated stations.

Regular maintenance and upkeep of all passenger coaches is carried out during laid down maintenance schedules at the Coaching depots and workshops to ensure that they remain in good condition.

Some special measures like running of model rake trains (like Mahamana Express), upgradation of identified Rajdhani / Shatabdi trains to Swarn Standard, running of Humsafar, Tejas, Antyodaya trains etc. have also been taken to improve travelling experience.

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

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Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR

Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2012/TG.III/631/2

New Delhi Dated 01.12.2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways

The CMD/IRCTC
New Delhi

CMD/KRCL,
Navi Mumbai

(Commercial Circular No. 79 of 2017)

Sub: Applicability of Goods and Service tax (GST) on Static Catering Services on IR.

Ref: (i) Commercial Circular No. 78 of 2012 dated 21.12.2012
(ii) Commercial Circular No. 44 of 2017 dated 29.06.2017
(iii) Commercial Circular No. 48 of 2017 dated 30.06.2017
(iv) Board’s letter No. 2016/AC-II/01/Misc./GST (RBS No. 164/20117) dtd 20.11.2017
(v) Board’s letter no. 2017/TG-III/631/6 dated 18/09/2017.

Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) vide notification No. 11/2017 – Central Tax(Rate) dated 28.06.2017 had issued GST Rate for supply of food and beverage services. Further, vide Notification no. 46/2017-Centrl Tax (Rate) dated 14.11.2017, the aforesaid notification has been amended. The issue of implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services on Indian Railway has been examined in consultaion of Finance Commercial Dte. of Railway Board and accordingly, following are advised:-

1. The chargeable GST on catering services in state in catering units / parliament canteen is @ 5% with no Input Tax Credit (ITC).

2. The above GST on catering charges through Static units is applicable w.e.f. 15.11.2017.

3. The rates notified vide Commercial Circular No. 78 of 2012 will remain unchanged after applicability of GST but are now inclusive of GST @ 5% for static catering units.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

sd/-
(Smita Rawat)
Executive Director (T&C)
Railway Board

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Railways: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations

Railways: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2015/TG-IV/14/P/Lockers

New Delhi, Dt.21.12.2017

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(Commercial Circular No. 83/2017)

Sub: Revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges at Railway Stations.

Please refer to Board’s letter no: 91/TG-I/10/P/Cloak Room Charges dated 23.01.2013 (CC No. 09/2013) wherein the last revision of Cloak Room and Locker charges were notified.

It has, now, been decided that DRMs shall have full powers for upward revision of the Cloak Room and Locker tariff at stations based on their local conditions after obtaining concurrence of their Associate Finance.

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

sd/-
(Harvinder Singh)
Jt. Director Traffic Comml.(G)
Railway Board

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Indian Railways conceives to deploy “Drone” cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations

 Ministry of Railways

 Indian Railways conceives to deploy “Drone” cameras in all its Zones/Divisions to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

It will help in various activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

West Central Railways has become the first Zonal Railway to procure “Drone” cameras in Indian Railways.

Indian Railways has decided to deploy “Drone” cameras (UAV/NETRA) for various railway activities especially project monitoring and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure. It has been given directions to Zonal Railways to procure such cameras. This is in-line with Railways’ desire to use technology to enhance safety and efficiency in train operations.

Drone” cameras shall be deployed to undertake monitoring activities of relief and rescue operation, project monitoring, progress of important works, conditions of track and inspection related activities. It shall also be used to assess preparedness of Non-Interlocking (NI) works, crowd management during fairs and melas, to identify scrap and also for aerial survey of station yards. It is going to be instrumental in providing real time inputs related to safety and maintenance of tracks and other railway infrastructure.

Under this initiative, West Central Railways with headquarter at Jabalpur (M.P) has become the first Zonal Railway to procure “Drone” cameras in Indian Railways. West Central Railways has already done a trial-run of those cameras last week on its all the three divisions in the following locations.

Jabalpur Division - Narmada Bridge near Bhitoni
Bhopal Division - (i) Nishatpura Yard; (ii) Third Line work between HBJ – Misrod.
Kota Division - (i) Chambal Bridge near Kota; (ii) Dakania Talav Yard near Kota.

WCR further plans to use Drone for project monitoring in 3rd line work of Bina-Katni, Doubling work in Katni-Singrouli, Important Bridge inspections and Mansoon preparedness in deep cutting portions of Ghat Sections of Bhopal and Jabalpur Divisions. Earlier, demonstration of “Drone” camera was done for project monitoring of Railway Electrification work of Jabalpur Yard.

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Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017

Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No. 178/2017

No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1

New Delhi dated: 07.12.2017

The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

A copy each of Orders No.(i) 1/13(7)/2017-LS.II, (ii) 1/l3/(6)/2017-LS.II, (iii) 1/13/(5)2017-LS.II, (iv) 1/13/(4)/2017-LS.II (v) 1/13/(3)2017-LS.II and (vi) 1/13(1)/2017-LS-II dated 06.10.2017 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Loading and unloading in goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, and other goods – sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments (ii) Watch and Ward (Without arms) (iii) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (iv) Stone mines (v) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines and (vi) Agriculture respectively is sent herewith for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment (LL)

D.A.: As above (18 pages)

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

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Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services

Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E (NG)-11/2007/RC-4/CORE/1

RBE No,193/2017

New Delhi, Dated: (12/12/2017)

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.
Ref: No. E(NG)lI/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 16.10.2017 (ROE No. 150/2017)

Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)’s letter referred to the above subject. In partial modification of the instructions contained in letter ibid, Board have decided to enhance the maximum age limit for re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the existing age limit of 62 years. Further, it has also been decided to extend the validity of the scheme of re-engagement of retired employees, 10 01.12.2019 as against the existing validity up to 14.09.2018

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

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Ministry of Railways earmarks seats for Security Personnel of escorting teams in the trains

Ministry of Railways earmarks seats for Security Personnel of escorting teams in the trains

Berth no.63 in S1 Coach of the train earmarked for Security Personnel

To help passenger to contact security personnel onboard a running train, Indian Railways has decided to earmark seats for security personnel of train escort team. In a recent circular issued from Ministry of Railways, provision of one side lower berth (berth no.63) in coach S1 has been earmarked in Sleeper Class coach in the entire train in which this security staff is travelling. If the train is being escorted by GRP, one berth will be earmarked for GRP and in case the train is escorted by RPF, one berth in Sleeper class will be earmarked for RPF. In case no RPF/GRP is escorting the train, no accommodation will be earmarked for them.

In case of any untoward incident or for any security related issues during journey, passengers may contact the security staff at the earmarked accommodation.

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Furnishing of Specimen signature of the officers of the Zonal Railways and Production Units authorized to forward the Pension Payment Orders to the banks

Furnishing of Specimen signature of the officers of the Zonal Railways and Production Units authorized to forward the Pension Payment Orders to the banks.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

RBA No. 171/2017

No. 2016/AC-II /21/8/Pt.II
New Delhi dated: 01.12.2017

PFAS
All Zonal Railways / PUs

Sub: Furnishing of Specimen signature of the officers of the Zonal Railways and Production Units authorized to forward the Pension Payment Orders to the banks.

Please connect Board’s letter no. 2010/AC-II/21/12 dated 21.9.2010 wherein it was advised that Copies of the impression of special seal of PFAs(as indicated in Annexure II-J of the scheme for disbursement of Pensions to Railway pensioners through PSBs) together with the specimen signature of the officers of the Zonal Railways and Production Units who are authorized to forward the Pension Payment Orders to the Bank Branches concerned , duly countersigned by the Local Manager, Reserve Bank of India or State Bank of India conducting Government Business at the centre as the case may be. However, Syndicate bank has brought it to the notice of the Board that these signatures may be made available to the bank.
It is therefore requested that suitable action may be taken in this regard and ensure that the specimen signatures are available with the bank. A line of confirmation may also be sent to Board.

Sd/-
(V. Prakash)
Joint Director Accounts
Railway Board

Source: Indian Railways

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Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices

7th CPC Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 66

RBE No.144/2017

No. PC-V/2017/PS/1 (SCRA)

New Delhi, dated 06/11/2017

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

Sub: Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008IPSIZ(SCRA) dated 25.11.2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision of the rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices has been under consideration. The President is pleased to decide the following revised rates of stipend for SCRAs:

2. These orders will take effect from 01.08.201 6.

3. The apprentices will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

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

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Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees

Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

14-November, 2017

Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees of Indian Railways to boost productivity & efficiency.

This comprehensive training programme is being launched under the name “Project Saksham“.

The week-long training in skills and domain knowledge will be imparted to all the employees of Indian Railways.

The focus of all such training is to ‘make a difference’ to the job performance.

Under the direction of Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, a comprehensive plan for imparting training to all employees of Indian Railways is being prepared with a view to upgrade skill & knowledge. This comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham” will help boost productivity and efficiency.

Under this plan, all employees in each zone will be put through a week’s training in skills and knowledge relevant to their work area over next one year. A communication to this effect from Chairman Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani, has been sent to all General Managers of zonal railways and railways production unit.

General Managers have been advised that such priority training need should be quickly identified for each category of employees (employees can be grouped into their work areas) based on the needs of respective zone. Identification of training needs and formulation of planned training calendar will be required to be completed by December 31st, 2017, ensuring that each employee is imparted training.

It has been emphasized that while continuous learning and education/training has been an integral philosophy and approach of the Railways, there is a need to do a concentrated capsule of training for all employees in a short period of time to boost their productivity and efficiency. This training programme will fulfill this need.

With growing rail network, new trains, different high quality services designed by the railways and the promise of the government to deliver superior and safe rail services and growing expectation of our passengers and commuters for better amenities and services, it is imperative that the railway employees rise to the occasion to deliver on the promise. Employees can and do deliver only when they have the right skills, knowledge and the mindset to deliver to the new standards of excellence that the organization hold from them all. This training will help achieve these objectives.

This training shall be a five-day on the job training or as classroom training in Railway Training Centre depending on the nature of training. However, the reporting managers of all employees receiving training need to be actively involved in the Pre-training and post training process to ensure that the benefits of training get reflected on the job performance and there is improvement within a short time after the training is imparted. The focus of all such training has to be to ‘make a difference’ to the job performance of all departments and employees and thus Indian Railways.

The training, as per the calendar, must be completed within 9 months. You may personally monitor the completion of the plans and their progress. The zone must also devise a few metrics to monitor the impact of Project Saksham.

This training will not only upgrade skill of each of the employees but also go a long-way in improving the performance of the Indian Railways.

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Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways

Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways.

TICKET-CHECKING-STAFF-INDIAN-RAILWAYS

NFIR

No. II/73/Part I

Dated: 13/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 13/2011.
(ii) Railway Board’s D.O. No. 2010/TG-V 103/Part II dated 04/2016 addressed to GMs of Zonal Railways.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/73/Part I dared 10/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/73/Part I dated 01/05/2017.

Federation reproduces below the extract of the minutes of PNM meeting held between NFIR and Railway Board on22nd /23rd December, 2016 against agenda Item No. 13/2011.

Comprehensive instructions already exists in Board’s letter dated 08/02/2011 regarding provision of adequate facilities for Ticket Checking Staff in TTEs Rest Houses and have been reiterated from time to time. A D.O. Letter has also been written to the CCMs on 28/04/2016 to make good the deficiencies. It was decided that Zonal Railways should conduct survey to assess the number of TTEs willing to avail of the cooking facilities. Federation pointed out that there are certain problems in Rest Rooms located in Delhi area. Official agreed to take up the issue with NR for ensuring requisite facilities“.

Federation is pained to state that although a period of over ten months has passed, neither progress has been apprised to the Federation nor copy of any communication sent to the General Manager, Northern Railway to look into the problems in the Rest Rooms in Delhi area is made available. Federation had also highlighted the deficiencies prevailing in the TTEs Rest Room at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, but unfortunately no action has been taken so far.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 01/05/2017, NFIR once again urges upon the Railway Board to take immediate action on the subject matter for ensuring repairs/maintenance of TTEs Rest Rooms with adequate facilities. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

7thCPC-Dress-Allowance-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

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

PC-VII No. 64

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

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hindi version will follow.

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

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Provisional grant of Special Train Controller’s Allowance- clarification

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

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

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

New Delhi, dated: 15 / 09/2017

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

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

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

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

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

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.

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

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

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

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

Ministry of Railways

13-September, 2017 16:34 IST

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

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

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

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

Source : PIB

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Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance

Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

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Division/ Railway -wise status of pending pension eases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement

Inordinate delay in finalization of pension cases on all units of Indian Railways/Production units. – Railway Board Order after Railway Minister concern

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No. 2016/AC-II /21/8/Pt-l New
Delhi dated: 28.08.2017

PFAs,
All Zonal Railways / PUs

Sub- Division/ Railway -wise status of pending pension eases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement.

Hon’ble Minister for Railways has expressed concern that there has been inordinate delay in finalization of pension cases on all units of Indian Railways/Production units. It is desired that immediate Steps be taken to streamline the system in place. A division/Railway-wise status report on pending pension cases of Normal retirement and Other than normal retirement as on 31.3.2017 has been sought.

It is therefore requested the requisite details may be provided in the following format by mail at jda[at]rb.railnet.gov.in by 31.08.2017.

Railway
Division
Number of pending cases for Settlement of Normal Retirement as on 31.03.2017
Number of pending cases for
Settlement of other
than Normal
Retirement as on 31.03.2017
Reasons for delay

(Vivek P. Tirupathi)
Director Finance/CCN
Railway Board

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Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO. PC-VII/2016/DAC/1

New Delhi, dated : 25.8.2017

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road
New Delhi- 110055.
The General Secretary,
National Federation of
Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
News Delhi – 110055.
Room No.256-E, Rail Bhawan.

Dear Sirs,

Sub: First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC.

Ref: Draft Minutes circulated vide letter dated 21.07.2017.

The minutes of the first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017, finalised in consulation withe the Federations are enclosed.

Yours sincerly,

For Seceretary Railway Board

 

Minutes of the First Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee held on 20.06.2017

The first meeting of Departmental Anomaly Commitee (DAC) was held on 20.06.2017 at 11 A.M.in Room No.402. The Followaing attended the meeting.

Official Side

i) Shri Manoi Pande, AM (Staff)
ii) Shri Tanveer Ahmed, EDF (E)
iii) Shri Dhruv Singh, EDPC-I
iv) Shri Alok Kumar, ED E(IR)
v) Shri S. Balachandra iyer, EDPC-II

The Federations:

AIRF NFIR
1. Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, President 1. Shri Guman Singh, President
2. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary 2. Dr. M.Raghavaiah, General Secretary
3. Shri J R Bhosle, Treasurer 3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar, Working President

2. Shri Manoj Pande, AM (Staff), Chairman/DAC welcomed all the representatives to the meeting and started that the purpose of the meeting is to address the anomalalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC as defined in DoPT’S OM dated 16th August, 2016 and circulated vide Ministry of Railways letter no.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 29-03.2017 and PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 25.5.2017. As advised through these letters, anomaly will include the following cases:

(a) Where the official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the Seventh Central Pay Commission itself without the Commission assigning any reason;

(b) where the maximum of the level in the Pay Matrix corresponsing to the applicable Grade pay in the Pay Band under pre-revided structure, as notified vide CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 is less than the amount an employees is entitled to be fixed at, as per the formula for fixation of pay contained in the Said Rules;

(c) Where the Officail Side and the Staff Side of the opinion that the vertical and horizontal relatives have been disturbed as a result of the 7th Central Pay Commission to give rise to anomalous situation.

3. It was also stated by AM(Staff) that both the federations were requested to submit the agenda items which have been abserved as anomalies within the provisons of anomalies as defined in the aforesaid letters. As agenda was given only by NFIR, on the NFIR agenda items remarks were circulated to the participants of the meeting.

4. Dr. M. Raghaviiah, General Secretary, NFIR staied in his introduction speech that the definition of anomaly should be interpreted liberally. The official side and the staff side should jointly workout a consensus to identify the issues coming wiihin the definition of ‘anomaly’ to ensure that Railway employees are given justice’ He said that careful examination and ground realities would reveal that anomalies arisen in Railways specific categories are needed to he addressed judiciously. He also brought out following issues/suggestions.

  • During the implementation of 6th CPC after due discussions Ministry of Railways sent a detailed proposal in respect of various anomalies especially in respect of pay structure of Technical Supervisors to Ministry of Finance and DoP&T. However, Ministry of Railways failed to place these proposals before 7th CPC.
  • Till the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations the pay structure of Technical Supervisors were placed on a higher pedestal on comparison With pay structure of the corresponding categories of Accounts Department. With the implementation of 6th CPC pay structure the relatives in the case of the Technical Supervisors category of Indian Railways got disturbed and 7th CPC also did not address this core issue which is affecting thousands of employees.
  • Various proposals/references sent to the Ministry of Finance and Department of Personnel and Training are not getting addressed and thereby the issues remain unresolved. As such Ministry of Railways may try find out an in house mechanism for addressing these issues. In support of this, past precedent of 1997 was quoted.
  • Certain factual inaccuracies have crept into the 7th CPC Report which need to be addressed. For example, though there was demand from the federations to raise the entry qualification in respect of Assistant Loco to Diploma as recommended by Dr.Anil Kakodar, Chairman, HLSRC, wheras, the 7th CPC had wrongly quoted in its report that Federations have demanded Degree qualification. He cited para 11.40.63 of the 7th CPC report and wanted DAC to take note of this for appropriate action.

5. W.r.t the points raised by Dr. Raghavaiah, the Offical Side clarified that all the factual position and historical background were brought before 7th CPC w.r.t the anomalies existing in respect of the pay structure of Technical supervisors.

6. Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary/AIRF took up the issue regarding upgradation of pay structure in respect of Accounts, and CMA cadre as per the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission and stated that there has been no action on implementing these recommendations.

7. As regards, AIRF’s is Sue regarding upgradation of pay structure of various categories of Indian Railways, it was stated by Official Side that while approving the recommendations of 7th CPC, Ministry of Finance in its resolution dated 25.07.2016 decided to refer the recommendations of 7th CPC to upgrade the pay structure of thirteen categories in various Ministries including Accounts and CMA cadres of Indian Railways to DoP&T for taking a comprehensive view. In pursuance of the decision of Ministry of Finance the issue was referred to DoP&T enclosing all the communications made by Ministry of Railways with 7th CPC and implementation Cell in this regard. DoP&T after due consideration, in the first week of April 2017 returned these proposals stating that in terms of Transaction of Business Rule (TBR) the upgradation of pay structure is an issue coming under the domain of Department of Expenditure and accordingly advised to refer the issue to Department of Expenditure for taking a decision. The matter is under submission to Board for sending to Department of Expenditure. While acknowledging the 7th CPC recommendation and the Federation’s demand in this case, the Official Side also pointed out that historical relatives across cadres have to be kept in mind.

8. The 28 point agenda given by NFIR was briefly taken up for discussion. The comments of the Nodal Directorate on these issues were shared to all the delegates in the meeting. It is observed that certain issue such as item no. 20 (Perfusionist in Railways) item no. 18 (Dietician in Railways) already stand resolved. However, point wise detailed discussion of the agenda was not taken up for study to enable the Federation to respond to these comments.

9. Before concluding, It was started by the Official Side that various anomalous issues and demands such as non-replacement of -1S Scale, ambiguity in 14.29% increase in pay fixation in the case of Running Staff category, Upgradation of pay structure of Railway Dressers, clarifications on FR (22) options and “bunching” increments, improvement in Technical Supervisors’ and Group ‘B’officers pay’scales have already been taken up with Ministry of Finance for redresial.

The meeting ended with a note of thanks to the Chair.

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

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Recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission – Decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers of Indian Railways

7th CPC – Risk and Hardship Allowance Order for Track Maintainers of Indian Railways

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

PC-VII No. 33
RBE No.: 87/2017

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4
New Delhi, dated: 10/ 08/2017

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

Sub: – Recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission – Decision relating to grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers of Indian Railways.

Consequent upon the acceptance of recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances, the President is pleased to decide grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance to Track Maintainers – I, II, III & IV of Indian Railways as per cell R3H2 (Rs. 2700 for Level 8 and below and Rs. 3400 for Level 9 and above) of Risk and Hardship Matrix.

2. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.

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

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