Dearness Allowance Allowance Committee 7th Pay Commission Pension News
4% Additional DA for TN State Government Employees from Jan 2017 Allowances Committee Report and Financial Expenditure Government ready to implement Higher Allowances Requirements from pensioner for credit of first pension to his/her account by bank.

Posts Tagged ‘NFIR’

Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

NFIR

No.II/6/Part 7

 Dated : 22.04.2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Trade test for promotion in artisan categories-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 21/2015.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 6 dated 15/09/2014.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 25/04/2016.

In the separate meeting held on 11th January, 2017 between the Federation and the Railway Board on PNM items, the subject matter under Agenda Item No. 21/2015 was discussed, consequently it was decided to convene separate meeting of the Federation with the AM/Mechanical & AM/Electrical. Though more than three months passed there has been no progress on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to expedite action.

 

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

 Source : NFIR

Stay updated on the go with CENTRAL GOVERNMENT NEWS App. Click here to download it for your device.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 25, 2017 at 7:33 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , ,

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

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 6:48 am

Categories: 7CPC   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

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

No.E(NG)I-2015/CFP/8

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

New Delhi, dated 21.04.2017

Sub:- Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 189 of IREM, Vol.I, Railway servants in erstwhile Group ‘D’ categories for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists, 33-1/3% of the posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Office Clerks, Stores Clerks etc. are eligible for promotion on completion of 3 years continuous service, which is relaxable for SC/ST employees who are eligible on completion of probation in recruitment grade, which is 2 years (Para 104 of IREM).

2. One of the Federations (NFIR) have raised an item in the PNM forum to prescribe two (02) years residency condition for promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against the above quota. The issue has been examined by the Board and it is now decided, that henceforth, staff will be eligible for promotion against 33-1/3% quota on completion of 2 years continuous service in the relevant grade on successful completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether such staff belong to GEN/OBC/SC/ST. These instructions will be effective from date of issue.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Signed copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 24, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Categories: Promotion   Tags: , , , , , ,

Women Advocacy Programme in the Unions

NFIR

No. IV/ITF/2017/Part V

Dated: 22/04/2017

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Women Advocacy Programme in the Unions-reg.

Our women representatives Ms.Sunita Dhiman (URMU) and Ms. Similal Sridhar Singh (SRES) have recently participated in Women’s Advocacy Development meeting organized by the ITF at Kathmandu (Nepal) on 29th & 30th March 2017 and after deliberations, the conclusions drawn in the meeting have been conveyed to the Federation for taking action.

One of the important decisions of the Kathmandu meeting was “formation of Women Advocacy Committees” at Zonal level in aid of working women and also for their empowerment. The Advocacy Committee should consist of:

Union activist who has proficiency in the rules, labour laws etc,

A Group of NGOs working on Women issues,

Should be able to seek support of Police Department whenever required,

Should be capable of making alliance with other Unions on common issues such as violence against women,

Could seek help from students Union in the educational institutions.

NFIR, therefore, advises the affiliated Unions to set up the “Advocacy Committee” at the earliest and convey the names to the Federation as well to the office of ITF, New Delhi. List of names may also be made available to NFIR’s Media Centre. It may be noted that the Committee should invariably be constituted within a fortnight.

Yours fraternally

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

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 3:15 pm

Categories: General news   Tags: , , ,

Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016

7thCPC-Pay-Matrix-level-pay-fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi,
dated: 31.03.2017

To
The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 56

Sub: Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2016.

Please refer to your letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B./Part I dated 06.01.2017, wherein it has been demanded that opportunity for revision of option for those staff promoted after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e 28.07.2016) and also for those staff promoted between 01.01.2016 and 31.12.2016 to switch over o 7th CPC Pay Matrix from the date subsequent to date of Railway Board’s notification be provided.

2. In this context it is stated that option for switching over to 7th CPC has been circulated and clearly specified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Further, instructions for exercising the ,revised option in respect of officials who had Promotion/financial upgradation and had already exercised the option between the date of,effeet of recommendation (01.01.2016) and date of promulgation of RS(RP) Rules, 2Q3.6 ( 2016) has also been issued vide Board’s letter RBE No 124/2016 dated 20.10.20,16.1t, has already been notified under Rule 5 of RS(RP) Rules and further in the option form ctrculated along with RS(RP) Rules that the employee can elect to continue on ay Aa d and Grade Pay of his substantive/officiating post until the date of his next increment  at any subsequent increment raising he pay to particular limit or from the date of his promotion/upgradation.

3.Form the above, it can be appreciated that employee can continue such time, till
promotion or vacation of the post and no cut off date (like 31.12.2016 mentioned in the reference) has been specified. However, the option exercised is final and one time dispensation has been extended to those promoted between 01.01.2016 and 28.07.2016 can not be extended in other cases. Decision on permitting further revision of option once taken can not belaken unilaterally by Ministry of Railways alone and needs to be taken by Ministry of Finance as it is a general policy matter pertaining to all Government employees.

S/d,
For Secretary,Railway Board


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

S.No. 6/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/6/2   

RBE No.:124 /2016
New Delhi, dated: 20.10.2016

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

Sub: – Fixation of pay and grant of increment in the revised pay structure – clarifications – regarding.

Following the notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Railway Board has received references seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure as also pay fixation and grant of increment in future under revised pay structure. These matters have been considered by Ministry of Finance and the points of doubts are clarified as under:-

Sl. 
No.
Point of doubt Clarification
1. As per the provisions of FR 22 (I)(a)(1), the Government Servants (other than those appointed on deputation to ex- cadre post or ad-hoc basis or on direct recruitment basis) have the option, to be exercised within one month from the date of promotion, to have the pay fixed under this rule from the date of such promotion/appointment or from the date of next increment.Some    of  the  employees,  promoted between  01.01.2016   and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 had opted for their pay fixation  on promotion/financial up-gradation under MACPS from the date of their next increment in the lower grade. Consequent upon notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28th July, 2016, the option submitted by such employees has now turned out to be disadvantageous.

Whether such employee may be allowed to revise their option under FR 22 (l)(a)(1) at this stage.

Under the changed circumstances after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, the employee   may   be  allowed to exercise   revised     option   for fixation   of     pay  under    FR 22(I)(a)(1). Such   revised  option shall    be  exercised  within   one month   of  issue    of   this  letter. Option so revised shall be final.
Whether employees appointed/ promoted/granted financial upgradation during 02.01.2015 and 01.07.2015 will be entitled to grant of one increment 01.01.2016 Since, the provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 are effective from 01.01.2016, no increment Shall be allowed on 01.01.2016 at the time of fixation of pay in the revised pay structure.

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

NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 21, 2017 at 10:59 am

Categories: 7CPC   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Special leave to the female staff connected to inquiry of sexual harassment

 NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No.II/10/Part I
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub:  Special leave to the female staff connected to inquiry of sexual harassment-reg.

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (DoP&T) vide Gazette notification dated 15/03/2017 No. GSR 251 (E) have issued Rule No. 48 “Special Leave connected to inquiry of sexual harassment” – an amendment to Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 which was circulated vide No. 13026/622016-Estt (L) dated 16th March 2017 to all ministries. According to the said notification dated 15th March 2017, leave upto a period of 90 days may be granted to an aggrieved female Government employee on the recommendation of the Internal Committee or the Local Committee as the case may be, during the pendency of inquiry under the Sexual Harassment of Women at work place (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 and the leave so granted shall not be debited against the leave account.

NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions early duly endorsing copy to the Federation. Copy of DoP&T notification dated 15th March, 2017 is enclosed.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 19, 2017 at 1:16 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested

Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested

 NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No. II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No. II/28/Part VI dated 15/03/2017.

Railway Board’s kind attention is invited to Federation’s letter of even number dated 15/03/2017 on the above subject.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 15/03/2017, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to expedite decision to streamline the performance of Service Certificate and Last Pay Certificate so that retiring employees may not face hassels for availing health care facilities. A copy of the communication sent to the GMs etc., may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above

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

NFIR

Dated : 15.03.2017

No.II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Service Certificates issued to the retiring railway employees – modification of proforma-requested.

NFIR has since come to know that in the Service Certificates being issued to the retiring railway employees, it has been mentioned as “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS – Yes or No”. However, in the Last Pay Certificate being issued to retiring employees, it has been mentioned as -Last Basic Pay drawn to be recovered from settlement dues towards RELHS”. Photostat copies of the Last Pay Certificate as well Service Certificate of retired employee of South Central Railway are enclosed.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that the sentence in the Service Certificate “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS – Yes or No is unnecessary as the Last Pay drawn amount is compulsorily being deducted from the settlement dues of retiring employees. Instead, the Service Certificate should contain an endorsement -He/She is member of RELHS for which an amount of Rupees which is equivalent to the Last Pay Drawn was deducted”. The present proforma of Service Certificate and LPC needs to be suitably modified in order to remove confusion and hardships,retiring staff in future days.

Incidentally, it is mentioned that when the above deficiency was pointed out at Zonal level it has been conveyed that the proforma cannot be changed at Zonal level as the formats have been designed and operated by CRIS, New Delhi.

NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board’s intervention to re-design formats of service certificate and LPC suitably, duly taking into account the points mentioned above.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees

NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No.I/12/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees -Simplification of procedure – requested.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 41/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. U12/Part V dated 09/05/2016

The agenda Item No. 41/2016 came up for discussions in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016 when Official Side explained that a new simplified procedure is being drafted and it will be finalized shortly in consultation with the Federation. Although a period of more than three months has passed, the draft procedure/proforma have not been shared with the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make available the draft procedure along with the proforma relating to reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by the serving and retired Railway employees at an early date so that the same could be examined by the Federation for finalization.

Yours faithful,

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

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 8:59 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , ,

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017.

The Table of Benefits under CGEGIS-198C for the period 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016 issued by Ministry of Finance vide their OM dated 26-02-2016 was circulated to Zonal Railways/Production Units etc. vide Board’s,letter of even number dated 03-03-2016.

It has now been decided by Ministry of Finance that the Table of Benefits will now be issued on quarterly basis commencing from 01-01-2017 to 31.03.2017, Accordingly, Table of benefits under CGEGIS-1980 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 01-01-2017 to 31-03-2017 has now been issued vide Ministry of Finance’s Office Memorandum No. 7(2)/EV/20l6 dated 17-03-2017. A copy of the Ministry of Finance’s above office Memorandum alongwith Tables of benefits is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

DA: As above

(M.K.Panda)
joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2

New Delhi, Dated: 07.04.207

No,7(2)EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 17th March,2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Every year two Tables of Benefits are issued by the Ministry of Finance on calendar year basis for the savings fund to  the beneficiaries under central Government Group Insurance scheme (CGEGIS-1980). While one Table of Benefits for the Savings fund of the Scheme is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

2. The Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS-80 are prepared by IRDA based on the rate of interest notified by DEA for small savings including GPF. Earlier, DEA used to notify the interest rate on financial year basis. However, DEA has now shifted to notifying the interest rate on quarterly basis. In view of this, it has been decided that the Table of benefits will be issues on quarterly basis commencing from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017.

3. The Two Tables under CGEGIS-80 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, prepared by IRDA, are enclosed. The benefits in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @8% per annum (compounded quarterly), as notified by Department of Economic Affairs.

4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

5. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consulation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 17, 2017 at 10:11 pm

Categories: Employees News   Tags: , , , ,

JCM Staff Side Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting

JCM Staff Side Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting

No.IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt.VI

13-04-2017

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: JCM (Staff Side) Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting – reg.

Federation gives below gist of agenda items (which are related to railway staff) sent to the DOP&T for discussion in the next meeting of Standing Committee (NC/JCM)

JCM-Staff-Side-Agenda-NFIR

1. To formulate a policy for direct appointment of Trained Trade Apprentices of Central Government Industrial Establishments like Railways, Defence etc. as per the amended provisions of section-22 of Apprentice Act 1961.

The Government of India amended the Apprentice Act 1961 as Apprentices (Amended) Act, 2014 (No.29 of 2014) dated 5th December,2014 incorporating the following provision in Section-22 of the principal Act.

Section-22:  “Every employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the period of apprenticeship training in his Establishment”.

 

It was agreed in the Central Apprenticeship council meeting under the Chairmanship of Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment on 8th April,2015 that M/o Labour will frame the guidelines for Govt. Industrial Establishments & PSUs for recruitment of Apprentices after completion of training, on the suggestion of Union representatives. Hence the Apprentices selected through entrance examinations etc., are facing undue hardships in getting the appointment when recruitment takes place in the establishment where they were trained. Therefore it was proposed that Govt. of India, as Employer, will formulate the following policy for recruitment of Trained Trade Apprentices.

 

Determination of Batch-wise seniority.

1. All Apprentice training institutes under Government Industrial Establishments shall maintain the seniority list of Ex-Trade apprentices in respective trades.

2. The Apprentices trained in the earlier batch will be enbloc senior to the apprentices of the subsequent batches.

3. While maintaining the batch-wise seniority, marks/grading obtained in NAC examination conducted by NCVT will be the criteria for determining intra-batch seniority of the apprentices.

4. In case the marks/grading is identical for two or more individuals, the date of birth should be the criteria for deciding the seniority.

 

Filling up of the vacancies

As and when sanction is accorded for making recruitment in the skilled grade of various trades Ex-Trade Apprentices of respective Government Industrial Establishments will be considered for such recruitment in the relevant Trade.

 

The above draft policy proposed by the staff side is requested to be considered favourably by the Government for implementation.

 

2. Revision of the benefit of Deposit linked Insurance coverage from GPF.

As per Rule 33-B of GPF Rules on the death of a subscriber an additional amount not exceeding Rs.60,000/- payable under Deposit linked insurance scheme of GPF to the dependents of a deceased employee. This rate has not been enhanced for so many years. Similar benefit for a depositor in EPF covered under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 is enhanced to Rs.6,00,000/-. It is therefore requested that government may consider to enhance the limit of Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme from GPF.

 

3. Implementation of the recommendation of 6th CPC with regard to Limited Departmental competitive Examination for post in Group B and Group C.

As per the 6th CPC recommendation in para 6.1.7, the employee in PB-1 with GP Rs.1800/- will be eligible to appear in LDCE for a post in PB-2 with GP Rs.4800/- provided he/she possesses the necessary qualification.

 

After 6th CPC recommendation, the number of employees in GP Rs.1800/- have acquired higher qualifications & became eligible for higher post but are not being allowed to apply for the higher post through LDCE, since the above recommendation of 6th CPC has not yet been implemented by the government.

In view of the changed circumstances, those employees in GP Rs.1800/- who have acquired the higher qualifications, their initiative & interest be considered & the Government may kindly implement the recommendation of 6th CPC.

 

4. Endorsement of Higher Education not mentioned in the PVR Forms in the Service Record of the Employees.

In column 10 of PVR (Attestation Form) i.e. Educational Qualifications, the candidates used to fill this column with minimum qualification for the post for which they are selected for appointment, due to the insufficient space in the column. However, after appointment, when they apply for endorsing their higher qualifications in the service Record, the Administration issues ‘ show Cause Notice’ to them for not disclosing their Educational qualification in the Attestation Form.

 

Since this information was not given by them due to the insufficient space in the column of attestation Form, the eventuality may not be treated as hiding the information & hence, it is requested that DOP&T may issue instructions to endorse the higher qualification in the Service Record of employees, even if it was mentioned in the PVR Form.

 

5. Restoration of the Advances withdrawn by the 7th CPC.

The Government has accepted the recommendation of 7th CPC to withdraw (i) Natural calamity advance (ii) Festival Advance (iii) LTC and TA advances (iv) Medical advance (V) Education advance & (f) vehicle advances including cycle advance. This has resulted undue hardships to the Government Employees.

Since the advances are recovered in monthly instalments from employees, it is requested that Government may restore these advances as a welfare measure.

 

6. MACP to the employees who have completed 10 years or 20/30 years on the date of their retirement.

The employees who have completed 10 years in the same grade/pay level or those who have completed 20/30 years on the last working day of the month which happens to be the superannuation/retirement day of the concerned employee, are denied MACP benefit on the pretext that they are eligible for MACP only on the next working day. Since the concerned employee retired one day before the denial of benefit. he is subjected to huge loss in pension & other terminal benefits.

 

In view of the above it is requested that the employees who have completed 10 years or 20/30 years on the date of their retirement may be granted MACP benefit on the last working day relaxing the relevant provisions in the MACP Scheme.

 

7. Payment of equal pay to equal work to the workers/employees engaged in all Govt. Offices either through contractors or directly as daily rated/contingent/casual workers as per the direction of the Supreme court.

Hon’ble supreme court delivered a judgement in the civil appeal No.213 of 2013 in the case of State of punjab Vs.jagjit singh and others citing the obligation of the Government of India to abide by the International covenant on Economic, social and cultural rights, 1966 to which the central government is a signatory.

Quoting the provisions under Article 7 of the covenant viz. (a) Remuneration which provides all workers as a minimum wages & equal remuneration for equal work (b) Safe and healthy working conditions; (c) Equal opportunities for everyone to be promoted in his employment to an appropriate higher level, subject to no consideration other than those of seniority and competence & (d) Rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodical holidays with pay as well as remuneration for public holidays and various previous rulings and judgements of the Court under Article 141 of the constitution, Hon’ble supreme Court directed the State of Punjab to provide equal pay for equal work to all daily wage employees, ad-hoc appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like. concludingly, Court has decided that all such employees are entitled for wages at the minimum of the pay scale.

 

Staff Side therefore requests the Government to issue explicit instructions that the employees/workers engaged on casual/contingent/temporary/daily rated basis including those through contractors are given the rate of the minimum of the lowest pay scale and a scheme for regularization of such appointees is drawn so that these employees would be absorbed as permanent workers over a period of time.

 

8. Revision of Ex-gratin to CPF/SRPF retirees.

In acceptance of the demand of the Staff Side at the National council, .JCM, ex-gratia payments were made to the CPF/SRPF retirees. These rates fixed in 1988 were revised on 1.11.1997 and again from 2006. Presently the rates are as under:

 

Group ‘A’ Rs.3000/-

Group ‘B’ Rs.1000/-

Group ‘C’ Rs. 750/-

Group ‘D’ Rs. 650/-

 

Taking into account the fact that pay and pension were revised on the basis of the 7th CPC’s recommendation, a revision of rates of the ex-gratia to the CPF/SRPF retirees whose number is dwindling every day is warranted. Staff Side therefore requests that the rates may be appropriately revised applying the very same rationale adopted in the case of civil pensioners.

 

9. Dispense with the practice of ignoring the fraction while computing the Dearness Allowance.

For the sake of easy computation of DA the practice of ignoring the fraction was initiated. The quantum loss to the beneficiaries in the beginning was meager. Now that the administrative difficulties which prompted for ignoring the fraction has been greatly eased due to computerization and taking into account the loss for six months is no more meager, it is necessary that the practice is dispensed with. For example, the next instalment of DA is likely to be 2.95% whereas the orders would be issued for grant of only 2%. In the case of an employee, whose basic pay is Rs.50,000, the loss per month in that case would be Rs.475/-. It is pertinent to mention in this connection that in the case of Bank employees, the practice of ignoring the fraction is not followed. Staff Side therefore requests that the DA hereafter be computed without ignoring the fraction.

 

10. Include unmarried/widow/divorcee sister in the definition of family for family pension.

The scope of Family pension under Rule 52 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was extended to the dependent disabled siblings (brother and sister) of Central Government servant/pensioners vide DOP&PW 0.1. No.1/15/2008-P&PW(E) dated 17th August, 2009. There are cases wherein an employee/pensioner remains unmarried and leaves behind dependent unmarried/widow/divorcee sister/sisters. Though cases of such types may be few and far between, nonetheless, such hapless ladies need to be taken care by the Government lest they should be left to fend for themselves, after the death of Government Servant/pensioner on whom they were fully dependent before his/her death. We request to include dependent unmarried/widow/divorcee sister/sisters in the definition of family for the purpose of family pension.

 

11. Removal of conditions of being at the “Headquarters” for a few days in a month to claim the Transport Allowance.

In regard to the grant of Transport Allowance to Government Employees it was pointed out that in many organizations viz. Central Ground Water Board, Survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Indian Bureau of Mines, Postal workers and Indian Audit and Accounts Department etc., the employees are required to be in field formations on duty for months together. Because of the condition stipulated that the employees must be at the Headquarters for certain number of days in a month, many of them are denied transport allowance as the exigencies of work entrusted to them make them to be away from liquors for months together. The denial is, therefore, a double punishment in as much they are to be away from their family and also are asked to bear the financial loss due to the denial of transport allowance. This apart, once the Transport allowance is denied they automatically do not become entitled for City Compensatory allowance also. Staff Side therefore requests that this condition may be removed for the grant of Transport Allowance.

 

12. Transport allowance in the case of Physically handicapped person at the double rate and deduction of the same if one is on short leave. To be dispensed with.

Transport allowance is admissible for physically handicapped persons at the double the rates as per the extant instructions on the subject. This is provided for the reason that the physically handicapped person has to take the help of another person to travel and reach the office. However, if the physically handicapped person is on leave (EL, HPL etc.) proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper is deducted. Normally transport allowance is denied only when a person is on Earned leave for a period exceeding one month. There appears to be no rationale to deduct the proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper in the case of physically handicapped person. Either a clarification may be issued to dispense with the practice if the same has been initiated by the Zonal Accounts Officers on an interpretation of the rules. If the pertinent rule itself has to be amended, the same may be done as no helper can be asked that he must suffer and sacrifice the allowance because the physically handicapped persons for some domestic reason could not go to office on a particular day in a month.

 

13. Counting full service of Temporary Casual Labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits in Railways – reg.

The Staff Side had discussed its demand for counting full service of temporary status of casual labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits at the level of Railway Ministry. Consequently, the Railway Ministry had agreed and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T seeking clearance. Unfortunately, the MoF/DoP&T have not accorded approval.

 

(a) The Casual Labourers in Railways had attained temporary status on completion of prescribed days of continuous working and got the benefits admissible to temporary Railway/Government employees such as regular Pay Scale, Medical facility etc.,

(b) The Railway Administrations have however taken abnormally long periods to absorb them as regular staff although regular posts were vacant.

(C) The status of casual labourers in railways after acquiring temporary status (termed as Temporary employees) is exactly similar to the substitutes in whose case, the total service from the date of attainment of temporary status is counted tar reckoning qualifying service for pensioner benefits,

(d) Various CATS, High Courts and even the Apex Court have given decisions against the differential treatment between the casual labour and substitutes particularly when both attained temporary status and directed to treat them at par so far as reckoning the service from the date of temporary status till the date of regularization for pensioner benefits etc.,
(e) The SLPs filed by the Union of India before the Apex Court in a few cases of casual labourers were dismissed and the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed the Union of India to calculate Pension and other retrial benefits payable to the retiring/retired employees, taking into account the 100% temporary status service.

Staff Side therefore requests to consider the above valid points and accord approval for counting total temporary status service of Casual Labourers for pensionary benefits in Railways.

 

14. Ensure Parity in Pay Scale of All Stenographers, Assistants and Ministerial Staff in Subordinate Offices and in IA&AD & Organized Accounts Cadres with Central Secretariat Staff by upgrading their Pay Scales.

The question of parity, as has been rightly pointed out by 7th CPC, is a settled matter. It is the Department of Personnel which is the Cadre Controlling department of Central Secretariat Cadre that unsettle the parity every time. What is required is to grant higher pay scale at par with Ministerial and Stenographer cadres of Central Secretariat and the similarly placed cadres in the field and subordinate offices and lA&AD & Organized Accounts cadre.

 

15. Counting of Pre-appointment induction training period as qualifying service for grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme.

As per MAP orders “service rendered on ad-hoc contract basis before regular appointment on pre appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning as qualifying service for financial up-gradation under MACPS”. It is requested that pre-appointment induction training period followed by regular appointment may be reckoned as qualifying service for grant of MACP, as it is already counted as qualifying service for the purpose of increment.

 

16. Enhancement of Bonus Ceiling Limit of Casual Labourers consequent on enhancement of Bonus Calculation Ceiling of Central Government Employees.

At present, casual labourers are paid Rs,12001- as maximum bonus. This amount was fixed when the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Government employees was enhanced to Rs.35001-. As the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Government employees is enhanced to Rs.7000/-, it is requested that the ceiling of casual labourers may also be enhanced.

 

17. Grant of Corresponding 7th CPC Pay Scale to those officials who are appointed on compassionate grounds and drawing pre-revised pay )with out grade pay) for want of matriculation qualification.

As per DOP&T orders, those compassionate appointment candidates who do not posses 10th Standard qualification are to be appointed in the minimum pay scale (without grade pay) till they acquire 10th standard qualification. The minimum pay of such candidates fixed as per 6th CPC pay scale is yet to be revised. Action may be taken to revise the minimum pay as per 7th CPC recommendations.

18. Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations – Upward revision of pay scales of various categories.

The VII CPC has recommended up-graded pay scales to certain specific categories of the Railway Staff, but regrettably the matter stands referred to the DOP&T (GOI), for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.

The categories which have been recommended up-graded pay scales are appended below:-

S.No. Post Relevant Para of 7th CPC Report VI CPC Grade Pay Grade Pay recommended by 7th CPC
1 SSO (ACs)/Sr. Traveling Inspector (A/Cs)/Sr.Inspector (stores A/cs) 11.40.83 Rs.4800 Rs.5400 (PB-II)
2 Chemical & Metallurgical Asstt. 11.40.124 Rs.4200 Rs.4600
3 Chemical & Metallurgical Supdt. 11.40.124 Rs.4600 Rs.4800
4 Asstt. Chemist & Metallurgist 11.40.124 Rs.4800 Rs.5400 (PB-II)

It may be appreciated that, 7th CPC has recommended above mentioned upgrade pay scales to these categories of staff after examining in detail their recruitment qualifications, nature of duties and vertical and horizontal relativity, while these recommendations of 7th CPC should have been implemented by the Ministry of Railways without any reference to DOP&T (GOI), but the same were referred to DOP&T for taking a view.

since sufficient time has already been elapsed, it is urged that, necessary reply of the DOP&T in regard to the above should be communicated to the Ministry of Railways, so that these recommendations of 7th CPC are implemented in the Railways without any further delay.

19. Acute shortage of doctors in the Railways – Failure of the UPSC to send doctors in the Railways.

The patients visiting to Railway Hospitals and dispensaries are a dejected lot as there is acute shortage of staff and doctors. The hospitals and dispensaries are running inadequate strength of doctors against the sanctioned strength. Railway hospitals have a barren look as the treatment centre, meant for providing medical service to departmental staff and their family members, miserably fails to serve its purpose due to acute shortage of doctors. The situation is worsening day by day.

As against the large number of doctors recruited through UPSC for the Indian Railways, only a few are joining for the reason that they are not getting their choice place of posting. They are also not able to do their higher studies for which they often leave their jobs. Govt, of India should formulate policy in this regard. UPSC should also recruit specialist Doctors as per policy for the Indian Railways for up-gradation of health services over the Indian Railways. Possibilities should also be explored by the Government to have their dedicated Medical colleges on the Indian Railways, so that after training they could be retained for the Railways as is being done by the AFMC, Pune.

20. Implementation of pay scales recommended by the VII CPC in case of several common categories.

The 7th CPC in Chapter 7.7 of its recommendations have recommended specific pay scales for certain  “Common Categories”. Pay Scale recommended for Medical Laboratory Staff have been specifically dealt under Para 7.7.25 to 7.7.30 of 7th CPC Report. Government of India have already accepted these recommendations of the VII CPC and the same are to be implemented by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). There appears to be some confusion prevailing on this issue in regard to implementation of these recommendations of the VII CPC in respect of Medical Laboratory Staff.

staff Side, therefore, desires that the pay scales and nomenclature of the revised posts of Medical Laboratory Staff, as recommended by the VII CPC under Para 7.7.29 of Chapter VII, be implemented w.e.f 1.1.2016 with all Consequential benefits as deep sense of frustration is prevailing among these staff who are fully engaged in pathological investigation of the railway patients for their proper diagnosis.

21. Recommendations of the VII CPC on the Allowances.

i) The VII CPC under Para 11.40.50 (Page No.738 of the report) has recommended special train controllers allowance of Rs.5,000 p.m. to the Train Controllers.

ii) Under Para 8.10.75 (Cell Name: R3H2) of their report, the VII CPC has recommended for RHA of Rs.2,700 p.m. to Track Maintainers/Trackmen./

iii) Special Running Staff Allowance (Para 11.40.62, Page No.740 of the VII CPC Report).

Loco pilot (Mail & Express ) Rs.2,250 p.m
Motormen Loco pilot (Passenger) Rs.1,125 p.m
Loco Pilot (Goods) Rs. 750 p.m
Guard (Mail & Express) Rs.1,125 p.m
Guard (Passenger) Rs. 750 p.m.

As per VII CPC report, Dearness Allowance will be payable on this allowance. This allowance also be extended to Loco shunter, guard (Goods) and Asstt. Loco pilot.

Additional Allowance, so paid to Running Staff,be counted for the purpose of pensionary benefits.

Affiliates are advised to circulate the above issues among cadres and also convey inpurs on each item which may be useful for discussion in the standing committee meeting of NC/JCM.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

General Secretary.

Signed Copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

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

New Delhi, dated 07.04.2017

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

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-55

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

Ref:- NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 20.02.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to item No.3 of the record note of discussions held on 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies whereby NFIR have stated that ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS for certain categories of employees viz. office Clerks/Accounts Clerks, Commercial Clerks, Stenographers, Technician Gr.III and Shroff category.

In this regard, the factual position prevailing on Railways has been ascertained from a Railway i.e. Northern Railway in respect of these categories of employees and on a perusal of the same, it has been observed as under:-

The employees directly recruited as Office Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Technician Gr.III (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 2800/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Shroff category (GP Rs.1900) after their promotion as Hd. Shroff in GP Rs.4200 have further been granted 3rd MACPS in Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (as next promotional cadre post of ADC is also in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-) whereas under ACP Scheme there is no provision for grant of 3rd financial upgradation.

The employees directly recruited as Stenographer (GP Rs.2400) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4600/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Accounts Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

From the above, it can be seen that MACP Scheme is more advantageous than the ACP Scheme for the aforesaid categories.

4. Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board

Source: AIRF

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 9:54 pm

Categories: MACP   Tags: , , , , ,

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 21st March, 2017

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub: Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 23.11.2016 on the above subject and to state that with the reference to Board’s letter of even number dated 7-12-2016 addressed to DOP&T pursuant to the discussion in the separate meeting on the issue held on 27-09-2016, DOP&T vide their OM No.1213833/2016-Estt(Pay-II) dated 21/2/2017 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board

DA:As above.

Signed Copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 15, 2017 at 10:01 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , ,

Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway

Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. I/8/Part I

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway-reg.
Ref: (i) CPO, SEC Rly’s letter No. P-HQ/RUL/118/2/6234 dated 24/25-02-2015 & P-HQ/RUL/118/2/767 dated 15/05/2015.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(LL)/98/HER/9 dated 09/04/2015.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. i/8 Part I dated 06/06/2016.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. 98/E(LL)HER/9 dated 24/03/2017.
Federation is disappointed to note the contents of Railway Board’s letter dated 24/03/2017 wherein Board has clarified to the GM (PyS.E.C. Railway that the principle of averaging for payment of OT Allowance to the Track Machine Staff to be given effect from 1010712013, the date of issuance of Board’s letter. Federation is constrained to state that the Board has completely ignored the rule position contained in letter dated 06/07/2000,10/07/2013 & 16/06/2016 and issued wrong clarification. Federation also feels sad to convey that mere copy has been endorsed to NFIR, without mentioning NFIR’s reference to Railway Board.

So far as clarification issued by Board is concerned, the Federation does not agree with the same in the light of the following facts/merits.

i) The Railway Board vide letter No. E(LL)98-HER/9 dated 0610712000 had introduced duty roster in respect of Staff working on Track Machines and laid down rostered hours of work for three weeks at a stretch followed by rest for a continuous period of one week at the Headquarters in consultation with the Ministry of labour. These instructions further stipulated that the individuals shall not be employed for more than 12 hours on any day and in respect of Overtime payment, the staff will be governed by the extant instructions under HOER i.e. principle of averaging.

ii) Subsequently Railway Board vide letters dated 09/09/2009 & 30/10/2012 had conveyed continuance of three weeks’ roster at a stretch followed by continuous rest of one week at the Headquarters (valid upto September, 2015).

iii) On raising the issue relating to non-payment of Overtime to the Track Machine staff working on Zones by the NFIR at Board’s level, Railway Board vide letter dated 10/07/2013 had again issued instructions that the Track Machine Staff when deployed for 3 weeks continuously followed by one week rest, the payment of overtime be regulated by the principle of averaging on four weekly basis whenever working hours exceed 192 hours and keeping in view the provisions of Board’s letter dated 11/06/1974.

iv) Railway Board vide letter dated 1610612016 has again reiterated for  implementation of instructions envisaged in Board’s letter dated 6/7/2000.

v) It needs to be appreciated that Board’s instructions dated 06/07/2000 have neither been modified nor superseded. Therefore, payment of Overtime to the staff working on Track Machines is required to be regulated in terms of Board’s instructions dated 06/07/2000 from that date and not from the date of issue of Board’s letter dated 10/07/2013.

The facts mentioned above clearly establish the entitlement of overtime payment with effect from 06/07/2000 and not prospectively. Accordingly, the Track Machine Staff of South East Central Railway who have been denied Overtime payment from August 2010 by the Zonal Railway due to mis- interpretation of Rules are rightly entitled from August,2010.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to review its clarification dated 24/03/2017 and, issue fresh clarification to the Zonal Railways in general and South East Central Railway in particular for implementing instructions dated 06/07/2000 and allowing overtime payment retrospectively. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 12, 2017 at 4:24 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

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. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:(i) NFIR’ s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 14/02/2017.
(ii) CMD, C. Rly’s letter No. 0561/Dr. Bansode/Retd.RMS dated 17/02/2017.

 

Federation vide its letters of even number dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016 & 25/11/2016 has been requesting the Railway Board to extend the age limit of retired Railway Doctors upto the age of 70 years facilitating their appointment as Contract Medical Practitioners.

In this connection, NFIR invites the kind attention of the Board (DG/P and DG/RHS) to CMD, Central Railway’s letter dated 17/02/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein request has been made to allow re-appointment of Dr. Bansode an eminent Cardiologist who is well versed with ECHO studies and is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with the Railway patients as Contract Medical Practitioner, as a special case. Federation is of the view that the proposal of CMD, Central Railway deserves to be considered, duly modifying the extant policy suitably so that the retired Railway Doctors can be appointed upto the age of 70 years.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board (DG/P & DG/RHS) to kindly see that the approval is accorded revising the age limit to 70 years for the purpose of engaging retired Railway Doctors as Contract Medical Practitioner.

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

Reminder -II

Central Railway
CMD’s Office,
Mumbai CST
Date : 17/02/2017

No:0561/Dr.Bansode/Retd.IRMS.

Director General (RHS)
Ministry Of Railways,
Railway Board,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Sub: Extension of age limit of Retired Railway Doctor as Contract Medical Practitioner for present age of 65 to 70 yrs.

Ref: This office letter of even no.dated :20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016
(copy enclosed)

 

In connection with the above subject, please refer to this office letters of even no.dated:20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016, where in you are requested to make the necessary changes in the policy guidelines to accommodate few deserving Retired doctors to work beyond age 65 years.

It seems, it is difficult to extend the working of Retired doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs as policy.

Of late, we are getting representations from anions and railways, retired and serving (copy enclosed) to extend the working of Retired Railway doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs.

As a matter of fact, Dr.B.R.Bansode (Physician), retired Railway doctor needs a special mention. He has been working Central Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai for more than 35 yrs. He is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with Railway patients.

At present, Central Hospital, Byculla is having only 2 IRMS (Physician) and other divisions of Central Railway are having only one Physician, except Pune division, wnere there is no Physician at all.

Dr.B.R.Bansode is well trained in Cardiology and does ECHO studies in Dr.BAMH, Byculla. The other available Physicians in Central Railway are not having that much experience as of Dr.B.R.Bansode to give full justice to ECHO Cardiolography studies.

In view of this it is requested that deserving doctor like Dr.B.R.Bansode may be reappointed as Contract Medical Practitioner as a special case at least for 2 years, if not upto 70 years.

Enclosures: As stated.

S/d,
(Dr. Shyam Sunder)
Chief Medical Director

Source : NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm

Categories: Railways, Retirement Age   Tags: , , , , , , ,

MACPS issues raised by NFIR

PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

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

No.2016/E(LR)I/NM 1-16

New Delhi, dt. 31.03.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,
Sub: PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

During the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016, you had raised the following issue during your opening address:-

“The General Secretary specially mentioned the cases of MACPS which are continued unresolved. He said, the meeting at the level of MS & FC is yet to be held while meetings at the level of EDs were held, but with no fruitful results. He specially requested the MS that on all MACPS issues raised by NFIR, detailed comments may be furnished soon so that a separate meeting can be held for fruitful discussions and decisions before it is too late.”

Accordingly, the comments of Pay Commission Dte. On MACPS issues are enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
(Debashis Mallik)
Director, Estt. (IR)

Position/remarks on MACPS issues raised in PNM/NFIR item(s)

Item No. Subject Position/remarks
1/2011 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade pay for more than 20 year. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal Deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions / clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2011 Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation – Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay – Reg. The matter has been duly examined in consultation with DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
56/2012 Counting of service of D-2 Khalasis in CLW for extending benefits of financial upgradation under MACPS -reg. The item has been discussed threadbare with the Federation and the reply given by CLW is comprehensive covering all the doubts on the issue. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2013 Non-grant of benefit under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units-reg. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.1 9.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
17/2013 Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme – Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade Pay. Meanwhile Federation vide their letter dt.22.09.2016 had requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
19/2014 Denial of revised V CPC pay scale – Injustice meted out to Midwives on Western Railway. As desired by the Federation, the matter has been examined based on the information regarding recruitment qualification and pay scale at the time of recruitment obtained from Western Railway and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt.12.05.2016. As such, no action is pending. The item may be ‘CLOSED’.
15/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to SSE -Drawing (formerly diploma holder tracers) appointed against D.R. Quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman (presently JE- Drawing with GP-4200 in PB-2) – reg. As requested by the Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.16 to examine the matter in context of their letter No.lV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 09.05.2016. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and replied to NFIR vide Board’s letter dt. 21 .10.2016. Further, DoP&T has already been consulted on the issue and they have not agreed to the proposal saying that the services should be reckoned from the date of direct recruitment as mentioned in the policy circular issued in this regard. As no other course of action appears to be left available, the item may be ‘closed’.
46/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Technical Supervisors of DC Traction and presently working as JE/SSE. As requested by the Federation, the matter has been reviewed based on the information obtained from Central Railway as well as in light of the extant instructions on the subject and accordingly. Federation have been replied vide Board’s letter dt. 21.02.2017. There appears no other course of action to be left available.
47/2015 Grant of MACP to the former Traffic Signallers/A2 Signallers absorbed as ASMs/SMs on North Eastern Railway-reg. As requested by the Federation to examine the matter in context of their letter dt.12.09.2016. The same has accordingly been examined and replied to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt.02.01.2017.
24/2016 Denial of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the serving Graduate Clerks inducted againist LDCE Quota on East Coast Railway. As decided in the meeting held on 19th & 20th May, 2016, E.Co.Railway have been asked to advise the rule and methodology under which the pay of the employees promoted as Sr. Clerks through LDCE against 13 1/3 % quota has been fixed. Reply from E.Co.Railway is awaited. Further, as per para 2 of Board’s letter dt. 18.06.81 and also in terms of Board’s letter dt. 07.10.97 benefit of pay fixation has been allowed on promotion to Sr. Clerks post through LDCE. Therefore, this promotion has to be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

Position/remarks on other MACPS issues raised by NFIR

Item No. Issues Position/remarks
1. Financial upgradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engg-Considering entry grade pay as Rs.4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engg. Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised that the demand does not cover in the MACPS as the Scheme provides for counting service from direct entry grade. Further, DoPT being the nodal department, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions issued by them. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. Thus, the item may be ‘Closed’.
2. Third financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment whichever is earlier. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructionsiclarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
3. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various Courts. The factual position/details about the cadres where ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS as contended by the Federations have ascertained from Railways. The same is under examination.
4. MACP benefits to railway employees- Cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request. (Railway Board’s Letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dt. 31/01/2013 NFIR’s letter dt 29/07/2013). As desired by the Staff Side, necessary instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.23.11.2015 (RBE No.147/2015) and thereafter a corrigendum has also been issued vide Board’s letter dt.17.02.2016 (RBE No. 19/2016).
5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgradation under MACPS-including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc. In the meeting Staff Side was requested to come out with specific entitlement which are being denied to such Staff. No reply from the Staff Side has been received so far.
6. Non-grant of benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway. As decided in the meeting, the matter has been examined after obtaining information from N.W.Railway and reply to the Staff Side has been issued vide Board’s letter dated 17.03.2017.
7. Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, Dop&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long item pending may be ‘closed’.
8. Abolition of pay scales and introduction of upgraded pay scale with revised designation – SSE Drawing clarification on Entry Grade Pay. Federation has requested that the matter may be examined in context of their letter dt.05.09.2016. Accordingly, the same has been duly examined in consultation wit DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
9 Non-grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/PUs. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
10. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme- Wrongful clarifications issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade pay. Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.2016 have requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised to examine and decide the matter in terms of clarification No.35 of DoP&T’s OM dt. 18.7.2001. Accordingly, the same is under examination.

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 10, 2017 at 10:13 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , ,

Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016

Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

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/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated: 15/03/2017

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg.

Complaints are being received quite frequently from the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016 have not yet been paid pensionary dues duly adding 55% to their 7th CPC Pay Matrix. It is further learnt that due to IPAS problems, almost on all the Zonal Railways, revised pensionary benefits have not been paid and the Administration has also not taken initiatives to solve the technical problem in co-ordination with the CRIS.

NFIR requests kind intervention in the matter so as to see that the retired Running Staff (from 01/01/2016 onwards) are paid retiral benefits duly reckoning 55% of pay as part of 7th CPC pay. Incidentally, Federation also conveys that all those retired Running Staff are entitled for pension arrears on revision of their present pension with the 55% addition of pay element.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Board (MS & FC) to take immediate action in resolving this issue in co-ordination with CRIS.

Action taken in the matter may kindly be advised to the Federation in due course.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2015/AAC-II/21/11

New Delhi, dated 30.03.2017

FA&CAO,
Western Railway
Mumbai

Sub: Non-Payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01.01.2016.

Please find enclosed NFIR’s letter no.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII dated 15.03.2017 on the above subject which is self explanatory.

It is requested to kindly examine the same for taking further action in consultation with CRIS under intimation to Board’s Office.

DA: As above

(V.Prakash)
joint Director Accounts
Railway Board

Signed Copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - April 7, 2017 at 4:39 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Procrastination of staff issues – non-fulfillment of commitments by the Railway Board – serious unrest prevailing among railway employees-intervention requested

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 28/03/2017

Shri A.K. Mital,
Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Procrastination of staff issues – non-fulfillment of commitments by the Railway Board – serious unrest prevailing among railway employees-intervention requested.

Federation is constrained to bring to your kind notice that the staff in almost all categories are the dissatisfied lot due to non-redressal of their genuine grievances at Railway Board’s level as also non-fulfillment of commitments made in the formal meetings held with the Railway Board. The staff issues dealt in the fora of PNM, DC/JCM as well in separate meetings are continued in a stalemate position for years together without finality.

In the above context, NFIR places below the real position to impress upon the CRB that the Railway Board’s failures have been causing dissatisfaction and agony among employees in general and those in safety categories in particular:

 

(a) Non-fulfillment of assurances/commitments:-

  • Replacement of 6th CPC GP Rs. 4600 (PB-2) with GP 4800 (PB-2) for Sr. Section Engineers and other Inspectorial/Supervisory Officials in the Railways.
  • Replacement of 6th CPC GP 4200/- PB-2 with GP 4600/- PB-2 for Loco Pilots (Mail/Exp).
  • Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior 01/01/2006 on remaining 6 1/2 Zones in Indian Railways. (Although SLPs have been dismissed by Apex Court, the Railway Board have twisted the matter and allowed stepping up of pay to the petitioners before Court, stating that the benefit allowed as” personam”. (This is a clear case of blatant violation of agreement reached with Federations). NFIR’s letter No. 11/95/Pt. X dated 24/01/2017 to CRB and letter dated 06/02/2017 may kindly be perused. GS/NFIR met Hon’ble MR and apprised the facts. The Hon’ble MR agreed that agreement should be honoured when Member Staff was present during discussion. The Railway Board’s negative attitude has been contributing unrest among Loco Running Staff.
  • Upgradation of Apex Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ (Gaz) – 3335 posts.
  • Implementation of 10: 20: 20: 50 ratio for Track Maintainers in VI CPC GP 2800, 2400, 1900 and 1800 respectively (7th CPC Pay Matrix levels 5, 4, 2 & 1).

(b) Agreed decisions not implemented:

  • Manning of coaches by Ticket Checking Staff – Restoration of Board’s orders of 2000.
  • Cadre restructuring of IT cadre staff.
  • Implementation of norms for creation of posts of SSE (Signal) JE (Signal), Maintainer (Signal) etc.,
  • Merger of Senior Technicians (Signal) with JE (Signal) – NFIR PNM Item No. 14/2010.
  • Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices in Safety category vacancies in GP 1800/Pay Matrix Level I
  • Absorption of staff of Quasi Administrative units in Railways – Restoration of policy decision of 1973 & 1977 which was arbitrarily cancelled in the year 1997 without prior consultations with the Federations. It needs to be appreciated that quasi staff are not outsiders and IREM provisions confirm Federation’s contention.

(c) NFIR’s pending PNM Items:

  • Items pending since over five years = 22
  • Items pending since over three years = 27
  • Items pending sine over two years = 12
    Total = 61

(d) DC/JCM – pending items:

  • Items pending since over five years = 45
  • Items pending since over six years = 09
  • Items pending since over seven years = 31
    Total = 85

(e) Issues deliberated in the meetings of Fast Track Committee and Joint Committee (on Running Staff kilometrage rates etc.,) are continued to remain unresolved.

(f) MACPS issues numbering over 30 are pending with Railway Board since more than 3 years.

(g) Non-filling of vacancies (safety and other than safety categories) is causing deterioration of efficiency levels and health of existing staff who are heavily over burdened with work pressure.

NFIR therefore requests the CRB to kindly intervene for rectifying the matters to restore confidence among staff who are extremely unhappy on non-redressal of grievances and non-implementation of agreements.
Federation also conveys that further delay in sorting out the issues and implementing agreements may lead to wide spread agitation in Railways.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.nfirindia.com

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 31, 2017 at 7:14 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

National Council (JCM) Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

GOVERNMET OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

Rail Bhawan,New Delhi-110 001,
dated:27.03.2017

No.2008/E(LR)I/JCM 1-1

The General Secretary,
NFIR.
3. Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/NC/JCM/Part IV dated 19.01.2017.

Ministry of Personnel, Public &Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) vide their O.M.No.1/3/2008-JCA-1 dated 27.02.2017has since conveyed the approval of the Competent Authority to the nominations/re-nominations of the following representatives of National Federation of Indian. Railwaymen as Staff Side members of National Council(JCM) on behalf of NFIR for a period of three(3) years with effect from 27.2.2017:

S/Shri
1. Guman Singh
2. M. Raghavaiah
3. R.P. Bhatnagar
4. K.S. Murty
5. J.C. Mahurkar
6. T.K. Chatterjee
7. B. C, Sharma
8. R.P. Singh
9. P.S.Suriyaprakasam
10. Ashok Sharma
11. Munindra Saikia

yours faithfully
(D.Mallik)27/3/2017
Director, Esst(IR)

Signed copy

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 29, 2017 at 6:42 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , ,

30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated:28/03/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Thirty percent (30%) add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25 dated 24/01/2017
The Railway Board vide letter dated 24th January 2017 has clarified to the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff are entitled for 55% add on pay element on their 7th CPC Pay for Pensionary benefits. However, clarification with regard to continuance of 30% add on pay element for retiral benefits to the retiring Loco Inspectors has not been incorporated in Board’s letter dated 24th January 2017, referred to above. Railway Board’s attention is also invited to its letters No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10 (iv) dated 25/II/l992 and No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 (RBE No.20212008) on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification for reckoning 30% add on pay element to the last pay drawn by retiring Loco Inspectors for payment of pensionary benefits. Copy of Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 is also enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - at 2:37 pm

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , ,

Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
Railway Board

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/58

RBE No.24/17

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc,
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement.
Ref: CORE, Allahabad’s letter No. CORE/E/1/19/ENGAGEMENT/PART-1 dated 09.10.2015.

A clarification had been sought by CORE, Allahabad regarding admissibility of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance to retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter for project / field works.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement; when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter, may be paid, in addition to their usual daily wages/remuneration, daily allowance at the rate of 60% of the applicable Daily Allowance rate (as indicated in Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14, dated 01/12/2008, as modified from time to time) corresponding to the pay drawn/post held by the retired Railway servant immediately prior to their retirement to meet out of pocket expenses. Such daily allowance will require the approval of SAG level officer.

3. Further, this will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol. II and will be regulated by the general/specific orders issued in this regard from time to time.

4. These orders shall take effect from 03/03/2017.

5. This orders will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol.II and will be regulated by the general/ specific orders issued in this regard from time to time

6. Hindi version is enclosed

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board,

Source: NFIR

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by admin - March 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

Categories: Railways   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Next Page »