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Brief of the meeting held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board, to discuss the important issues raised by AIRF with the Railway Board

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Trackmen structure, Running Allowance, LARSGESS, Bonus, Post upgradation etc.: Issues discussed in the meeting held on 4th Dec 18 with Member Staff/Railway Board.

A meeting was held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board, to discuss the vital issues raised by AIRF with the Railway Board, wherein the following deliberations took place.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: December 4, 2018

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board, to discuss the important issues raised by AIRF with the Railway Board

A meeting was held today with the Member Staff, Railway Board, to discuss the vital issues raised by AIRF with the Railway Board, wherein the following deliberations took place:-

Implementation of four grade structure, in the ratio of 10:20:20:50, in the case of Trackmen/ Track Maintainers – Member Staff informed that, four grade structure, in the ratio of 10:20:20:50, is approved by the Full Board, and the file was put-up to Hon’ble MR for his approval. Hon’ble MR wanted certain clarifications from the Engineering Directorate, and the same was submitted by the said Directorate. This will be finalized after arrival of Hon’ble MR who is busy in the state elections.

Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other Allowances related to Running Staff – After lengthy discussions; the Member Staff informed that, the file is put-up to Hon’ble MR for his approval, and after his approval, the file would be sent to the MoF. The Member Staff further informed that, the matter is vigorously pursued by him with the MoF.

Continuance of the LARSGESS – The Official Side informed that, after consultation with the Solicitor General, original scheme would be implemented after submitting it to the court. The court has given time for submitting the final result.

Advancement of prospects of the staff working in erstwhile GP Rs.1800 and GP Rs.4600 – After prolonged discussion, the Member Staff agreed that, there is stagnation of the staff working in erstwhile GP Rs.1800. Federation (AIRF) pointed out that, due to various surrenders in Grade III Technicians as well as other cadres, the present incumbents working in erstwhile GP Rs.1800 are not getting promotions. Due to direct recruitment in GP Rs.4600, people are not having any promotional prospects as there are no grades in GP Rs.4800 and GP Rs.5400. Federation(AIRF) wanted that, as was done on previous occasion, 50% of Direct Recruitment vacancies should be thrown open for promotion for the staff working in erstwhile GP Rs.1800, and also GP Rs.4800 and GP Rs.5400 SSEs and Sr. Supervisors should be made Gazetted.

Non-revision of rates of Incentive Bonus/Bonus Factor and PCO Allowance paid to Technical Staff and Supervisors of the PUs and Maintenance Workshops – The Committee appointed by the Railway Board is expected to submit its report within a month’s time, and then only; the item will be finalized.

Upgradation of the Apex level of Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ – AIRF insisted that, powers are vested with the Railway Board to grant upgradation for the apex grade Supervisors to Group ‘B’. This was also confirmed by the Finance Secretary(Exp.) on the previous occasion, and the minutes of the said meeting given to the Railway Board. In spite of that, the matter is dragged by the Railway Board by sending proposal to the MoF. The Federation(AIRF) insisted that, decision should be taken at the Railway Board level itself. Member Staff directed the AM(S) to put-up all the particulars, including minutes of the Cabinet Secretary, for taking a decision. The Federation(AIRF) insisted that, as per the Act and Codal Provisions as well as Business Rules, the powers are vested in the Railway Ministry and they should not run to the DoP&T and MoF.

Regularization of the Act Apprentices in Railways – AIRF demanded that, all the Act Apprentices imparted training in the Railways should be absorbed in the Railways. It was explained to the Member Staff that the orders were available previously, but unfortunately, Board have issued orders and implemented the orders with back date, depriving the Act Apprentices from the absorption in the Railways. The Federation demanded that, new Apprentices Act, passed by the Parliament, has given full powers to decide procedure for absorption of these Act Apprentices. Federation demanded that, Screening Type system should be adopted for absorption of the Act Apprentices. Member Staff agreed to study the problem after finalization of the present RRC examination.

It is worth-mentioning here that, there will also be another round of discussions with the Member Staff, Railway Board, tomorrow, i.e. on 5th December, 2018, and the outcome of the said meeting shall also be communicated to all of you.

With Fraternal Greetings,

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: www.airfindia.org

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NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

No. 11/34/2018-Part 1

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dated: 09/11/2018

Dear Sir.
Sub: LARSGESS-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 26/09/2018 (RBE No.150/2018).

(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 27/09/2018 addressed to Hon’ble MR, copy to CRB, MS etc.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015./RT-43 dated 28/09/2018 (RBE No. 151/2018).
(iv) NFIRs letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 03/10/2018.
(v) GS/NFIR’s personal discussion with CRB on 25/10/2018.

Kind attention is invited to GS/NFIR’s letter of even number dated 03rd October, 2018 to CRB (copy enclosed).

The subject was also discussed with the Member (Staff) by NFIR on 25th October, 2018 and explained the need for issuing instructions to GMs to appoint the wards of safety category staff who have already been selected prior to 27/10/2017. The MS has assured to take appropriate initiative and reach CRB for decision.

NFIR, therefore, requests the CRB to kindly see that orders are issued by Railway Board for appointing those selected wards of safety category staff early. As already requested by the Federation, CRB and Railway Board may kindly take conscious decision with regard to continuance of LARSGESS keeping in mind the reality that the Indian Railways is unique, complex and un-comparable with any other system and at times, decisions are required to be taken by Railways in larger public interest and equally safety of staff belonging to critical safety categories.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway emproyees in Gp Rs 1800/-

Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway employees in Gp Rs 1800/-
No.II/34/Pt.9

Dated: 23/10/2013

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
NEW DELHI

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of LARSGESS amongst Railway emproyees in GP Rs 1800/-

Federation wishes to bring to the notice of Rairway Board grievance railway employees working on Delhi Division/Northern Railway safety categories (Loco Pilots) and eligible to avail benefit under LARSGESS whose wards had appeared in the Aptitude test of December 2011 cycle but unfortunately could not qualify. It has been reported to NFIR that when the staff represented for 2nd chance pursuant to instructions of Railway Board vide letter no. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 29/03/2011, as applicable in written test, Administration did not allow. This is grossly unjustified. A copy of representation submitted by the staff is enclosed for reference.

NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board to consider and issue suitable instructions to all zones for considering cases of cycle of December 2011 and onwards for granting 2nd chance to clear aptitude test, as a special case. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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AIRF publishes outcome of meeting held with the Chairman, Railway Board

AIRF publishes outcome of meeting held with the Chairman, Railway Board

AIRF publishes outcome of meeting held with the Chairman, Railway Board on 23.08.2013 to discuss the grievances of the railwaymen…

All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: August 23, 2013

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Coms.,

Sub: Feedback on the meeting held with the Chairman, Railway Board on 23.08.2013 to discuss the grievances of the railwaymen

On being called by the Chairman, Railway Board, today, i.e. 23.08.2013, to discuss the grievances of the Railwaymen, Com. Umraomal Purohit, President AIRF, Com. Rakhal Das Gupta, Working President AIRF and myself, met the Chairman Railway Board, wherein Member Staff, Financial Commissioner, Adviser (Finance), ED(IR) and Director, Estt.(LR), Railway Board, were present. In the meeting, the following decisions were arrived :-

S.No. Demand of AIRF Decision Arrived in the Meeting
1. Benefit of Pay Fixation in case of status promotion Ministry of Finance has already cleared the file.
2. LARSGESS 

  • Regularization of railway accommodation in favour of wards of railway employees employed under LARSGESS.
  • Dispensation of PET and Written Test for the purpose of recruitment under LARSGESS.
  • Implementation of LARSGESS in case of staff working in Electrical(Power), Bridge, TMC and TRD Departments.
  • The issues related to 2010 optees and those who have failed earlier in the PET/Written Test.
  • Implementation of LARSGESS in case of staff working in GP Rs.1900.
  • 2nd chance for passing Psycho Test in case of ALP
  • Agreed to.
  • Orders have already been issued by the Railway Board.
  • Under process.
  • The matter is under examination and the same will be expedited.
  • The condition of Qualifying Service etc. shall be at par with those in GP Rs.1800, i.e. 20 years’ Qualifying Service and age between 55-57 years. Recruitment will be held at the Divisional level, except Loco Pilots.
  • In case of recruitment of Asstt. Loco Pilot under LARSGESS, 2nd chance for passing Psycho Test will also be given.
3. Implementation of recommendations of the Cade Restructuring Committee The matter will be sorted out shortly.
4. Implementation of unanimous recommendations of the Joint Committee constituted to study the Career Progression and Package for Trackmen. The matter will be discussed separately.
5. Upgradation of 15% apex level Group `C’ posts to Group `B’. The matter is under process.
6. Grievances of the Running Staff

  • One increment on status promotion.
  • Other issues related to Running Staff, such as granting of Running Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2006 duly improving ALK, reduction in Duty Hours, Provision of Additional Allowance to Running Staff working in Goods Trains and also to Traffic Running Staff working as Goods Guards and Passenger Guards.
  • Improvement in the condition of Running Rooms etc.
  • Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for granting one increment on promotion.
  • The matter was discussed at length, and the Board had agreed for having serious discussion on the subject separately.
  • There will be a committee at the apex level also.
7. Merger of Technician Gr. II(GP Rs.2400) into Technician Gr. I (GP Rs.2800). Letter shall be sent from the MR to the concerned ministry and the MS will personally pursue the matter.
8. Absorption of quasi-administrative offices staff in the Railways. It was agreed that some solution will be found out.

It was also agreed that various other issues will be discussed after taking the views of the AIRF.

Comradely yours;
sd/-
(Shiv Gopal Mishra)

Source: AIRF

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Dispensation of Written Test for recruitment of wards rider LARSGESS

Dispensation of Written Test for recruitment of wards rider LARSGESS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 72 /2013

No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2

New Delhi dated 23-07-2013.

The General Mangers,
All Indian Rai1ways.

Sub : Dispensation of Written Test for recruitment of wards rider LARSGESS.

The employees Federations have been demanding dispensation of Written Examination for recruitment of wards under LARSGESS for quite some time. The mater has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to dispense with Written Examination for recruitment of wards of Gangmen and the specified Safety categories ¡n GP Rs.1800/- as notified ¡n Board’s letters of even number dated 11/09/2010 and 03/01/2012 under LARSGESS. However, they will have to qualify the medical tests for the relevant category/posts, after verification of educational certificates etc. by a Committee of three JAG level officers at Divisional level.

2. These instructions are applicable from July – December 2013 retirement/recruitment cycle onwards only. The past cycles will be governed by the earlier instructions.

3. The other terms and conditions of the Scheme will remain the same.

4. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-

(K.Shankar)
DE(P&A), Railway Board.

Source-railway board

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7th CPC, DA Merger, Scrap NPS and Modify Child Care Leave as Family Care Leave(FCL) – AIRF Publishes the demands of Central Government Railway Employees

7th CPC, DA Merger, Scrap NPS and Modify Child Care Leave as Family Care Leave(FCL) – AIRF Publishes the demands of Central Government Railway Employees

 

All India Railwaymen’s Federation publishes the demands of Railway employees, in this attractive demands applicable to all other Central Government employees is ‘to set up 7th CPC without delay, Merge 80% D.A., Modify Child Care Leave as Family Care Leave(FCL), Scrap New Pension Scheme, GP 2800 Minimum entry pay for clerks, Scrap GP 2000 under MACP, One Increment for retiring on 30th June and rise 59 years to VRS’.

IMPORTANT DEMANDS OF THE RAILWAYMEN TO BE PURSUED BY THE ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION

1. Employment to the wards of all the Railwaymen’s working in Grade Pay up to GP Rs.4600 in the Railways under LARSGESS.

2. Scrapping of New Pension System (NPS) & all the staff, irrespective of their date of appointment, should be covered under the Old Pension Scheme.

3. Merger of Sr. PWS with the J.E(P.Way).

4. Setting up of 7th Pay Commission without any delay.

5. Enhancement in upper age limit up to 59 years for the purpose of Voluntary Retirement under LARSGESS.

6. To earmark at least 20% quota for priority in recruitment of the wards of all the Railwaymen in RRC/RRB, preference to be given to the wards of the Railwaymen retiring by 31st March, 2014.

7. Dispensation of Written Examination from the process of engaging Act Apprentices to facilitate engagement of wards of Railwaymen under this scheme – their(wards of Railwaymen) engagement should only on the basis of viva-voce.

8. There should be full reimbursement of education expenses up to 10+2, which should include cost of transport, and the reimbursement scheme should be enhanced up to Degree and Post Graduate level.

9. 100% service rendered in CPC Scale of casual period should be computed for all pensionery benefits and financial upgradation under MACP Scheme with payment of consequential arrear.

10. Unanimous recommendation of the Jt. Committee on Package and Career Progression for Trackmen should be implemented in toto in regard to promotional percentage, i.e. 10%, 20%, 20% and 50% in GP Rs.2800, 2400, 1900 and 1800 respectively.

11. Pilot Project of promotion on Selection Posts on the basis of “Perusal of ACR and Benchmarking” should be regularized for ever.

12. Unanimous report of Cadre Restructuring Committee for all categories of Railwaymen should be implemented retrospectively w.e.f. 01.05.2010 with payment of consequential arrears.

13. Total working hours of all the categories of the Railwaymen should be limited to 8 hrs. per day, and for the Running Staff, 6 hours a day.

14. Implement decision taken in the Anomaly Committee to grant GP Rs.4200 to ASMs, GP Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 to all Technical and Non-Technical Supervisors presently placed in GP Rs.4600.

15. Grant GP of Rs.2400 for all Grade III Technicians presently in GP Rs.1900.

16. Upgrade Tech II to the level of Grade I and grant GP of Rs.2800. To avoid further Anomaly and till such time upgrade Tech Grade I to the level of GP Rs.4200, pay Rs.3000 as a Special Pay for all Grade I Tech.

17. Grant GP Rs.4600 for all MCMs and JEs.

18. Grant GP Rs.4800 for all Section Engineers.

19. Grant GP Rs.5400 for all Sr. Section Engineers.

20. Scrap GP of Rs.2000 under MACP Scheme and GP Rs.2400 with arrears for MACPS.

21. All grade III Technicians, TNCs, Pointsmen, Accounts Assistants, Junior Clerks, Accounts Clerks, TC, and Paramedical Staff in GP Rs.1900 should be paid GP Rs.2400 with immediate effect.

22. Grant GP Rs.2800 as a Minimum Entry Grade Pay for all the Commercial Clerks present in GP Rs.2000.

23. Encashment of 10 days LAP once in 2 years should be revised and encashment of 10 days LAP should be allowed every year without any condition.

24. Group `C’ employees retire from service in GP Rs.1800 should be issued 2 sets of Post Retirement Complementary Passes, out of which 1 set should be 3rd AC every year.

25. All the employees, both in safety and non-safety categories, presently in GP Rs.1800, should be given career advancement, like Track Maintainers with promotion in GP Rs.1900, Rs.2400 and Rs.2800.

26. All the Railwaymen should be paid a monthly Special Pay of Rs.2000 as “Railway Special Pay” on par with(Ministry’s Special Pay).

27. Scrap New Pension Scheme and convert the accumulated 10% deduction into PF account.

28. Modify Child Care Leave as Family Care Leave(FCL) and extend the same to all the serving female and male employees not only for children care and for health and in emergency reasons.

29. With a view to allow Women Railway Employees to avail Family Care Leave without any restriction, at least 15% Leave Reserve Posts should be created in Office Staff and the percentage of Leave Reserve in open line should be increased from 15% to 25% so that no leave is denied to the Railwaymen.

30. Implement flexi-timings for female Ministerial Staff and there should be no “Night Duty” for open line Women Workers.

31. Sanction Productivity Linked Bonus on the basis of real wages without any upper ceiling limit.

32. Merge 80% D.A. for the purpose of all benefits, including HRA and Transport Allowance.

33. Grant one increment for those retiring from service on 30th June every year.

34. Allow Railway employees born on 1st day of a month to superannuate on the last day of the same month instead of retiring than in previous month.

35. Enhance Nursing Allowance from Rs.4000 p.m. to Rs.10000 pm.

36. Grant bunching of increment benefits to Nurses/Nursing Sisters on par with Matrons.

37. Pay Over Time Allowance to Nurse/Nursing Sisters against vacancy.

38. Remove ban on recruitment in Ministerial Cadre and fill up all promotion under VR Quota on promotion as per seniority.

39. Extend Residential Card Pass facility in all the newly opened sections.

40. Grant 30% HRA to Railway employees working in the vicinity of `A’ Class Cities.

These issues will again be deliberated in the ensuring General Council Meeting of the AIRF to assess the progress, and in case these are not considered by the Ministry of Railways(Government of India) and paid due attention, there will be no way-out left, but to resort to direct action, the entire responsibility of which shall rest with the Railway Administration.

Source: AIRF

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