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7th CPC Matrix Level MACP Anomaly – Detail Illustration

7th CPC Matrix Level MACP Anomaly – Detail Illustration

Recently NFIR writes letter to Railway board with the subject “MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels”

NFIR given illustration relating to no benefit in certain situations where the employee is granted MACP, also NFIR requested rectification from the Railway Board.

In the existing pay matrix the stages of pay are same in most of the levels such as level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8 etc.

In case an employee is upgraded under MACP from one level to another level, his pay will be exactly same as he/she may have drawn even without receiving the benefit under MACP. He/She get only one increment, no benefit in promotion.

Here is the detail Illustration for all pay scales in the level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8

Same Value in Next Pay Level, during MACP / Promotion upgrade

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation

NFIR: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation.

No.I/5(c)/Part I

Dated: 15/07/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of residential accommodation.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 40/2012.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2 dated 16/05/1988 and 08/12/2010.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. U5(c)/Part I dated 22/02/2016, 25/04/2016, 01/08/2016,04/11/2016 , 07/04/2017 & 19/06/2017.

Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to letter dated 08/12/2010 (RBE No. 176/2010) wherein powers delegated to the GMs and other HoDs directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway employees for sanction of HRA in accordance with the provisions contained in Board’s letter dated 16/05/1988 were extended w.e.f. 01/04/2010 to 31/03/2017. Reports received by the Federation reveal that the situations available in the field have not undergone material change, thus there is need to extend further these powers atleast upto further period of 10 years w.e.f. 01/04/2017. In this connection Board may also connect NFIR’s PNM item No. 40/2012 and Federation’s letter on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue instructions, extending delegation of powers to the GMs and other HoDs to sanction HRA atleast upto 31/03/2027. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully

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

Source : NFIR

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Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC

Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC

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

No.IV/NAC/7th CPC/2016
Dated:10/08/2017

The Secretary (E), Railway Board, New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC.

NFIR brings to the kind notice of Railway Board the anomaly arisen due to non-grant of 3% of pay towards annual increment, pursuant to implementation of 7th CPC pay matrix levels as explained below:-

(a) Clause (c) of terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee says that the Official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 7th CPC itself without the commission assigning any reason, constitutes an anomaly.

(b) The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Annual Increment are as follows:

(i) 7th CPC Report – Highlights of recommendations-

Annual Increment- The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%.

(ii) 7th CPC Report Forward:-

Para 1.19- The prevailing rate of increment is considered satisfactory and has been retained.

(iii) 7th CPC Report – Chapter 4.1-Principles of pay determination –

Para-4.1.17 -The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3% per annum.

(iv) 7th CPC Report -Chapter -5.1 -Pay structure (Civilian employees)

Para 5.1.38-Annual Increment.

“The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%” Para 5.1.21-The vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3% within each level.

However, contrary to the above principle laid down by 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the following pay level of the pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the following table.

S.No Pay level in The pay
level (Cell)
Basic pay in the revised scale Next above basic pay after adding 3% increment Next above basic pay after fixed as
per pay matrix
Amount of loss to the
employee
Actual increment rate 3%
1 12 24900 25647 25600 (Cell 13) 47 2.81
2 2 20500 21115 21100 (Cell 3) 15 2.92
3 9 27600 28428 28400 (Cell 10) 28 2.89
4 11 34300 35329 35300 (Cell 12) 29 2.91
5 10 38100 39243 39200 (Cell 11) 43 2.88
6 9 44900 46247 46200 (Cell 10) 47 2.89
7 13 64100 66023 66000 (Cell 14) 23 2.96
8 9 60400 62212 62200 (Cell 10) 12 2.98
9 18 87700 90331 90300 31 2.96
7th-cpc-increment-rate-anomaly

(d) From the above table it can be concluded that:

1. The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by 7th CPC, hence it constitutes an anomaly .

2. In many stages even though the increment rate shown is 3%, it is rounded off to next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.

3. In the 6th CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit as one or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10. So in this pay matrix, if the amount is 10 and above, it should be rounded off to next 100.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take necessary action for rectification of anomaly so as to ensure that the increment @ 3% of pay is granted to employees in whose cases where the actual amount is less than 3%.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source – NFIR

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MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt.11
Dated: 10/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels – reg.

NFIR gives below an illustration relating to no benefit in certain situations where the employee is granted MACP – rectification requested.

In the existing pay matrix the stages of pay are same in most of the levels such as level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8 etc. In this situation, if an employee is upgraded under MACP from one level to another level, his pay will be almost (Exactly) same as he may have drawn even without receiving the benefit under MACP.

Illustration:

Existing pay level 7
Existing pay in pay level 7 (cell 11) 60400

MACP Pay level 8
MACP Pay fixed in level 8 (cell 10) 62200
Pay in level 7 with one inc. (Cell 12) 62200

The Federation requests the Railway Board to get the matter reviewed for ensuring adequate financial benefit as provided in Railway Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 relating to the policy on MACP Scheme.

Federation may be replied on the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff @ 14.29%

NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

NFIR

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I

Dated: 08/08/2017

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions ofNFIR
Brother.

MESSAGE

Congratulations to the Running Staff

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff (@ 14.29%)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 & 13/09/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II- 2015/RS-25 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR.

Federation feels happy to report that the Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal sent by the Ministry of Railways as a result of NFIR’s representations vide letters dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 &.13/09/2016 for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29% in accordance with the MoF’s Resolution dated 25th July 2016. It has since been ascertained that the Railway Board has already started the process for issuing orders for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29%.

Federation hopes that orders in this regard will be issued by the Board shortly.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

7th CPC Railway Orders – Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms

7cpc-Family-Planning-Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No. PC-VII/27
No,PC-V/2017/A/FPA/1

RBE No. 77/2017
New Delhi, dated 28/07/2017

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

Subject:- Discontinuance of Family Planning Allowance for adoption of small family norms recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission

Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008A/O/2(FPA) dated 14.10.2008 (RBE No. 151/2008) regarding the existing rates of Family Planning Allowance (FPA) admissible to Railway employees and as provided for in para 9 of the Schedule for RS (RP) Rules, 2016, dt.02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016), the matter regarding allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified subsequently and separately. Until then, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the exisiting pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January 2016. Accordingly, FPA was also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dated 14.10.2008.

2. The decisions of the Government on various allowance based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary) constituted for this purpose, have since been notified. The recommendation of the 7th Central Pay commission to abolish Family Planning Allowance has been accepted and this decision is effective from 1st July 2017. Accordingly, Family Planning Allowance as admissible higherto, shall ceast to exist in all cases.

3. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017 and hence Family Planning Allowance shall stand discontined w.e.f. 1st July, 2017.

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

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Authority : MoF’s OM No. 12(4)/2016-EIII.A, dt 7th July, 2017)

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

Source : NFIR

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Travelling Allowance to Railway staff – Implementation of Ministry of Finance notification on the report of Seventh Central Pay Commission

No. I/5(F)

Dated: 07/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Travelling Allowance to Railway staff – Implementation of Ministry of Finance notification on the report of Seventh Central Pay Commission-reg.

Ref:  O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13th July 2017 issued by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

Consequent upon the decision of the Government on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide O.M. dated 13th July 2017 have issued instructions relating to revision of Travelling Allowance, entitlements for journeys on Tour/Training, Daily Allowance, TA on Transfer and TA entitlements for retiring employees, to be given effect from 01/07/2017.

While enclosing copy of the said O.M. Dated 13th July 2017, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions in the case of Railway employees so that the revised rates are given effect’ from July 1, 2017.

DA/As above

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


No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 13th July 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements to civilian employees of Central Government, President is pleased to decide the revision in the rates of Travelling Allowance as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. The ‘Pay Level’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules 2016.

3. The term ‘Pay in the Level’ for the purpose of these orders refer to Basic Pay drawn in appropriate Pay Level in the Pay Matrix as defined in Rule 3(8) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) or any other type of pay like special pay, etc

4. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of mode of travel, class of accommodation, etc., shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.

5. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st July, 2017, may be regulated in accordance with these orders. In respect of journeys performed prior to 1st July, 2017, the claims may be regulated in accordance with the previous orders dated 23.09.2008.

6. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.

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

8. Separate orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways in respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, respectively.

9. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India

Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


ANNEXURE

Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure

O.M.No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 10th July 2017.

In supersession of Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23.09.2008, in respect of Travelling Allowance the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 01.07.2017:

2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training

A.(i)     Travel Entitlements within the Country

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

14 and above

Business/Club class by air or AC-I by train

12 and 13

Economy class by air or AC-I by train

6 to 11

Economy class by air or AC-II by train

5 and below

First Class/AC-III/AC Chair car by train

(ii) It has also been decided to allow the Government officials to travel by Premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to Premium Tatkal Charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while on official tour/training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva Charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains will be as under:-

Travel Entitlements in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains

12 and above

Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/Premium

6 to 11

AC 2nd Class/Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)

5 & below

AC 3rd Class/Chair Car

(iii) The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following:-

  1. (a)    In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.
  1. (b)   In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.
  1. (c)    All mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.
  1. (d)   In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, Govt.servants may travel in the class below their entitled class.

B. International Travel Entitlement:

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

17 and above

First class

14 to 16

Business/Club class

13 and below

Economy class

C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer

  1. (i)  For places other than A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Highest class

6 to 8

Lower class if there be two classes only on the steamer

4 and 5

If two classes only, the lower class, if three classes, the middle or second class. If there be four classes, the third class

3 and below

Lowest class

(ii) For travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Deluxe class

6 to 8

First/’A’ Cabin class

4 and 5

Second/’B’ Cabin class

3 and below

Bunk class

D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:

  1. (i) At places where specific rates have been prescribed:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Entitlements

14 or above

Actual fare by any type of public bus including AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC taxi

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

6 to 13

Same as above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible.

4 and 5

Actual fare by any type of public bus other than AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

3 and below

Actual fare by ordinary public bus only

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by autorickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

  1. (ii) At places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighboring States:

For journeys performed in own car/taxi

Rs. 24/- per km

For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc

Rs. 12/- per km

At places where no specific rates have been prescribed, the rate per km will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

E (i). Daily Allowance on Tour

Pay level in pay matrix

Entitlement

14 and above

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.7500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the city and

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1200/- per day.

12 and 13

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.4,500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.

9 to 11

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 2,250/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.338/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.900/- per day.

6 to 8

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.750/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.225/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.800/- per day.

5 and below

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.450/- per day,

Reimbursement of non AC taxi charges of up to Rs.113/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.500/- per day.

(ii) Reimbursement of Hotel charges:- For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. additionally, for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be Rs.1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 persent.

  1. (iii) Reimbursement of Travelling charges:- Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for level 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. the ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs.12/- per kilometre travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.
  1. (iv) Reimbursement of Food charges:- There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table E(i) above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table (v) below. Since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement of rates). i.e. Lump sum amount payable. The lump sum amount will increase by 25 percent whenever DA increase by 50 percent.
  1. (v)   Timing restrictions

Length of absence

Amount Payable

If absence from headquarters is <6 hours

30% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours

70% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is >12 hours

100% of Lump sum amount

Absence from Head Quarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.

  1. (vi) In case of stay/journey on Government ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc for scientific/data collection purposes in organization like FSI, Survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided for reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case, the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling officer.

Note: DA rates for foreign travel will be regulated as prescribed by Ministry of External Affairs.

3. T.A. on Transfer

TA on Transfer includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

  1. (i) Travel Entitlements:
  1. (a)    Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R.114 will, however, continue to be applicable.
  1. (b)   The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 4(A) of Annexure to M/o Finance O.M.F.No. 10/2/98-IC & F.No. 19030/2/97-EIV dt. 171, April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.
  1. (ii) Composite Transfer and Packing Grant (CTG):
  1. (a)    The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 kms from each other. However, for transfer to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG.
  1. (b)   In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.
  1. (c)    In cases where the transfer of husband and wife takes place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the transfer grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later, in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period of six months or more. Other rules precluding transfer grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.
  1. (iii)  Transportation of Personal Effects:

Level

By Train/Steamer

By Road

12 and above

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container

Rs. 50/- per km

6 to 11

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container

Rs. 50/- per km

5

3000 kg

Rs. 25/- per km

4 and below

1500 kg

Rs. 15/- per km

The rates will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India. The claim for reimbursement shall be admissible subject to the production of actual receipts/vouchers by the Govt servant. Production of receipts/vouchers is mandatory in r/o transfer cases of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also.

Transportation of personal effects by road is as per kilometre basis only. The classification of cities/towns for the purpose of transportation of personal effects is done away with.

  1. (iv) Transportation of Conveyance.

Level

Reimbursement

6 and above

1 motor car etc. or 1 motor cycle/scooter

5 and below

1 motorcycle/scooter/moped/bicycle

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Transfer as prescribed in S.R. 116 will, however, continue to be applicable.

4. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring Employees

TA on Retirement includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

  1. (i)    Travel Entitlements

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour/transfer in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

  1. (ii)  Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)
  1. (a)      The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of those employees, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km. however, in case of settlement to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc., at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
  1. (b)     As in the case of serving employees, Government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.
  1. (iii) Transportaion of Personal Effects:- Same as Para 3(iii) above.
  1. (iv)Transportation of Conveyance:- Same as Para 3(iv) above.

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Retirement as prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

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7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. IV/NIFIR/7th CPC(IMPL)/Allowance 2016/Pt.I

Dated: 03/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – reg.

Ref: Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.2115/2017-E III(B)
dated 71712017 & 210812017 .

In the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at North Block, New Delhi on 2l/0712017, chaired by the Addl: Secretary (Expenditure), the Federation has pointed out the erroneous decision of the Government, reducing the existing entitlement rates of Transport Allowance to those staff in pay level 1 and 2 of the pay matrix and urged to rectify the same immediately.

Responding to the point raised by NFIR, the Ministry. of Finance. (Department of Expenditure) has since issued O.M. No.2115/2017-E.II(B) dated 2nd August,2017 that employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- and above in pay level 1 & 2 of the pay matrix shall be eligible for payment of Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- plus D.A., thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the O.M. of even no. dated 07/07/2017 and at Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all other places with effect from 01/07/2017.

In the light of the MoF’s O.M., dated 02/08/2017, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding orders immediately, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

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No.II/80(i) / Catg. /Policy/2017

Dated: 21/06/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Catering Policy 2017-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/TG-IIV6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017
(Commercial Circular No.20/2017
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/TR/10 Pt. dated 27/06/2011.

The Railway Board have since issued catering policy 2017 vide Commercial Circular No. 20/2017 bearing letter No. 2016/TG-III/6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that pursuant to implementation of catering policy 2010, the Railway Board had consulted the Federation on the issues relating to service conditions of catering. staff and formal meetings were held at the level of AM (T&C) and decisions taken by an agreement with the Federations.

It is surprising to note that the Railway Board have not consulted the Federation while finalizing revised policy as replacement to catering policy 2010. The Departmental Catering Staff are in panicky as they feel that their future will get doomed. It needs to be appreciated that in the course of implementation of catering policy 2010, those Departmental Catering Staff deployed under IRCTC were taken back to Departmental Catering again by the respective Zonal Railways. Now, the revised policy has been brought into force and the Departmental Catering Units wherever exist are being outsourced/contractorized which would again dislocate the Departmental Catering Staff. Chronological events since the year 2013 would prove that Departmental catering staff have been subjected to hardships.
NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to convene a meeting at the level of AM(T&C) early to discuss staff related issues arisen consequent to the attempts for implementation of catering policy 2017 for protecting the legitimate interests of Departrnental Catering Staff. Pending discussions and decision, it is also requested that the Catering Units presently manned by Departmental Catering staff on Zonal Railways may be allowed to continue without disturbance.

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

Source: NFIR

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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

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 20.06.2017

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

The Director General (RHS),
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:  NFIR’s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016, 25/11/201614/02/2017 & 10/04/2017.

Kind attention is invited to Federation’s letters cited above and my discussions with DG(P) wherein the Federation had requested that the retired Railway Doctors may be allowed to be reappointed upto the age of 70 years on the specific recommendation of concerned CMD for such appointment against a vacant post. As a result of discussions, the DG (P) said that the Board would consider processing the case for permitting the retired Railway Doctors for reappointment subject to the upper age limit being 68 years.

It is, however, learnt that there has been no progress towards revising the existing age limit of 65 years upwardly. Federation, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to take necessary action for allowing the reappointment of retired Railway Doctors on the specific approval of concerned CMD atleast upto the age of 68 years.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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

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

Dated: 21.06.2017

No. II/6/Part 7

The General Secretaries of,
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,

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

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

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

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

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

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.

Source : NFIR

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Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

 Dated: 20.06.2017

No. IV/NFIR/7CPC (Imp)/R.B.2016/Part I

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)-reg.

MACPS ‘Very Good’ Benchmarking should be scrapped:

After discussion, it was agreed to send a cogent communication about the Railway employees’ working system for exempting Railways from the revised ‘Very Good’ benchmarking. In this context, NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/DoP&T dated 23/08/2016 addressed to Cabinet Secretary and letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 09/01/2017 addressed to Railway Board may be connected.

7th CPC Pay Matrices and Option for Pay Fixation for those who were granted increment on 1st July or those promoted in between 01/01/2016 and the date of notification:

The Railway Board have clarified that instructions already exist for granting option. NFIR, however, pointed out that on several Zones, the Option opportunity has been denied as the Zonal Railways as well as Divisions have not understood the provisions contained in Board’s instructions and demanded that illustrations be issued by the Railway Board through clarificatory instructions.

After discussion it was agreed to.

Yours fraternally

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

Source : NFIR

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Railway Board Order: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017

Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No.50/2017

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 50/2017

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

New Delhi dated: 05.06.2017

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

Sub: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.04.2017

A copy each of Orders No.(i)1/l3(7)/2017-LS.II, (ii) 1/13/(6)/2017-LS.II, (iii) 1/13/(5)2017-LS.II, (iv) 1/13/(4)/2017-LS.II (v) 1/13/(3)2017-LS.II and (vi)1/13/(1)/2017-LS-II dated 20.04.2017 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Loading and unloading in goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, and other goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments (ii) Watch and Ward (Without arms) (iii) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (iv) Stone mines (v) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines and (vi) Agriculture respectively is sent herewith for information and strict compliance . The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.04.2017.

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

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment

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First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting

First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting

7th CPC Pay Anomaly: First Meeting of Railways Departmental Anomaly Committee to held on 20.06.2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1

New Delhi, dated: 12/06/2017

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting.

I am directed to bring to your kind consideration to Board’s letter No.PC/VII/2016/DAC/I dated 06.06.2016 wherein it was decided to hold first meeting of DAC on 23.06.2017. However, the date and time of holding the first meeting of DAC has now been revised to 20.06.2017, 11.00 AM in consultation with federation. Venue of the Meeting will remain same.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
For Secretary Railway Board

Source: NFIR/AIRF

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06.2017

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

3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Advances – 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance

Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2017 / AD 1-1

RBE No. 52/2017

New Delhi, dated 30.05.2017

The General Managers & FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest-free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Natural Calamity Advance in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2.The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of Natural Calamity Advance has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Natural Calamity advance w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3.The provisions in respect of Natural Calamity Advance are contained in paras 1123 and 1123(A) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM) Volume-I. In view of the above, it is directed that paras 1123 and 1123 (A) of IREM may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.238.

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

5.Please acknowledge receipt.

DA: Correction Slip.

S/d,
(D.Joseph)
Dy.Dir./E(G) III
Railway Board

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT

MANUAL VOLUME-I

Advance Correction Slip No.238.

The following amendments may be made to Para 1123 and 1123(A) of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I

Para 1123 and 1123(A) may be substituted as under:

Para 1123 and 1123(A) Natural Calamity Advance

The provisions stand deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

(Authority : Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2017/AD 1-1 dated 30/05/2017)

Source: NFIR

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Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs

Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs.

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

No.E(G)2008 QR-1-15

New Delhi,
Dated :31.05.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and PUs,
(As per standard list).

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs.

The instructions issued vide Board’s letter No.E(G)2008 QR 1-15 dated 18.12.2014 in regard to retention of Railway accommodation at their previous place of posting by officials on deputation to Railway PSUs have been reviewed.

2.Now in exercise of the power to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, considering the shortage of houses/ accommodation in Delhi/NCR area, the Board have decided in the first phase Railway officers/staff in occupation of Railway accomodation in areas other than Delhi/NCR on their deputation to Railway PSUs may be permitted to retain their Railway accommodation at the place of previous posting further beyond 30.06.2016 for a period up to 30.06.2019.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt

S/d,
(Sanjay Guari)
Deputy Director Establishment (Genl.)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist – NFIR

Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist – NFIR

Incorrect fixation of pay in the Non-Functional Grade (GP 4200/-) in the ease of Pharmacist working in the Medical Department on Indian Railways

Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist - NFIR

No.1/2/Part IV

Dated: 05/06/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Baoard,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub:
Incorrect fixation of pay in the Non-Functional Grade (GP 4200/-) in the ease of Pharmacist working in the Medical Department on Indian Railways-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s clarification vide No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/04/2011.

Representations are being received from the staff that the Zonal Units have been interpreting wrongly the Board’s instructions on the subject of pay fixation when the staff working as Pharmacists are placed in NFG (GP 4200/-) on completion of 2 years service in GP 2800/- i.e. in the entry grade.

In this connection, Federation cite the instructions issued by the CPO/Southern Railway vide  letter dated 15/05/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein the Divisions have been advised to the placement of
Pharmacist in NFG (GP 4200/-) as placement only and to fix their pay in the initial Pay Band plus Grade Pay (PB-2 + GP 4200/-) only. This action on the part of Southenl Railway is unjustified in view of the fact that instructions exist vide Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/04/2011 to treat the placement of Pharmacist on completion of 2 years in the entry grade pay (GP 2800/-) to NFG/GP 4200/- as one financial upgradation, therefore the Pharmacists are entitled for one increment benefit on being placed in GP 4200/-.

While issuing instructions vide letter dated 15/05/2017, the CPO/Southern Railway has wrongly  relied on Board’s instructions contained in RBE 109/2010 dated inspite of Board’s  clarification vide letter dated 20/04/2011. Due to wrong decision of Southern Railway, recoveries have  started on the Divisions of Southern Railway.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue immediate clarification to all Zonal  Railways etc., in general and GM/Southern Railway in particular to allow 3% increase in pay fixation of  Pharmacists when they are placed in GP 4200/-, having completed 2 years service in GP 2800 (PB I).  A copy of the instructions issued may be to the endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

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Replacement of 6th CPC GP i.r.o. Sr. SE & Loco Pilots, Stepping up of Pay i.r.o. Loco Inspectors, Upgradation of Post: Discussed in Meeting with Chairman,Railway Board on 29.05.2017

Replacement of 6th CPC GP i.r.o. Sr. SE & Loco Pilots, Stepping up of Pay i.r.o. Loco Inspectors, Upgradation of Post: Discussed in Meeting with Chairman,Railway Board on 29.05.2017

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

Meeting with CRB

(29.05.2017)

(a) Agreed decisions not implemented:

(i) 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.

(ii) Replacement of 6th CPC GP 4200/- PB-2 (with GP 4600/- PB-2) in respect of Loco Pilots (Mail/Exp).

(iii) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted to prior 01/01/2006 on remaining 6 1/2 Zones in Indian Railways.

(iv) Upgradation of Apex Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ (Gaz).

(b) Contentious issues:

(i) Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices in the railways in Safety category vacancies in GP 1800/-.

(ii) Absorption of staff working in Quasi Administrative units/offices in Railways – Restoration of policy decisions of 1973 & 1977 (which were arbitrarily cancelled in the year 1997).

(iii) Inter Railway request transfer cases of former Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways and also applications of widows/widowers – Exemption from 5 years minimum service condition – GS/NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 23/02/2017 to Hon’ble MR.

(c) Vacancies in Railways:

Staff over-burdened due to heavy vacancy position, particularly in safety and public image categories system suffering badly.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.)
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

No. II/95/Pt.X

Dated 30/05/2017

President & General Secretary/NFIR met CRB on 29/05/2017 and discussed the above issues & urged upon him to intervene for satisfactory redressal.

C/-II/14/Pt.VIII, II/94/Pt.III/1B, IV/RSAC/Pt.VIII.
C/-10/2012 (DC), 16/2009 (DC).
C/- 36/1998 (PNM)

Media Centre/NFIR
sd/-
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment – immediate action

Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment –  immediate action

NFIR

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 27/05/2017

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment – immediate action – requested

NFIR brings to your kind notice that due to accumulation of vacancies in lakhs in safety as well other than safety categories, the systems are suffering very badly and employees are heavily over burdened. Serious discontentment and unrest is prevailing among staff as they are heavily over burdened with the additional workload on account of non-filling of vacancies.

Non-creation of additional posts for maintenance of newly created assets has further aggravated the situation. New stations are opened for traffic on some Zonal Railways, but sadly new posts of Operating Staff (Station Master, Points Men etc.,) have not been created. Likewise, new Railway Lines have been opened for traffic but unfortunately safety category posts have not been sanctioned and above all, safety category vacancies continued unfilled. On some stations, no pointsmen are available while at some stations, the station masters are managing with single Points Man, facing heavy stress while performing train passing duties.

Complaints have also been received that periodic rests are denied to staff on some Zones,leave refused due to shortage of staff and at the same time shortcut methods are being resorted to for denying payment of Over Time Allowance etc.

In C&W, S&T, TRD, TRS and Diesel Organizations, there is heavy shortage of staff as the norms/yard sticks are not being followed, consequently staff are put to sufferings. There is also heavy shortage of Supervisory Staff in the Technical and Operational categories. On some Zones, the shortage of Track Maintainers is so heavy that for patrolling duties, Tiack Maintainers are not available. It is no exaggeration to frankly state that crisis situation has developed on Railways mainly on account of heavy shortage of staff.

NFIR wants to convey to the CRB without mincing words that any delay in filling the vacancies and creating new posts in safety categories for maintaining newly created assets would cause serious setback to the Railways’ efficiency. The Federation further conveys that the Railway employees are very restive, extremely unhappy and angry over the failure of Railway Board in filling the vacancies.

Federation therefore, requests you to kindly take a realistic view and see that approval is given for filling vacancies and creating new posts immediately to save the Railways and equally preserve healthy industrial relations

Yours faithfully

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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