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Grant of Non-functional up-gradation to Indian Railway Medical service officers

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NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VI No.386
No. PC-VI/2089/I/4/R-6/1

RBE No. 83/2018

New Delhi, Dated: 08.06.2018

The General Managers/CAO(R)
All India Railways & production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Non-functional up-gradation to Indian Railway Medical service officers.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter No. PC VI/2009/I/4/R/1 dated 27.11.2009 (RBE No.209/2009) circulating DOPT’s OM No. AB/14017/64/2008-Ectt(RR) dated 24.04.2009 & 25.09.2009 for adoption in favour of Railway officers of organised Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

2. It was subsequently clarified by DOP&T vide their OM No. AB.14017/39/2009- Estt.(RR) dated 02.04.2012 that the NFU to organised Group ‘A’ services shall not be applicable to the officers in those Organised Services where FCS and DACP Schemes are already operating and where officers are already separately covered by their own in-situ Progression scheme. However, Hon’ble Delhi High court in WP(C) No. 4067/2014 and WP(C) No. 4073/2014 vide orders dated 13.10.2014 quashed the Dop&T’s OM dated 02.04.2012. Since the said judgement of Hon’ble High court attained finality as Hon’ble supreme court dismissed the SLP and Review in the case, DoPT&T decided to declare their OM dated 02.04.2012 as non-est, as conveyed vide their OM No.CS-14017/1/2018-Estt.(RR)(Pt.I) dated 25.04.2018.

3. There has been a demand of IRMS officers also for extension of the benefits of NFU Scheme and the issue has been the subject matter of litigation. Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal vide their orders dated 28.09.2017 in O.A.No.3290/2017 (Indian Railway Medical Services Association & Anr vs DOP&T & Anr) allowed the relief in terms of the judgement of Hon’ble Delhi High Court in W.P.(C ) No: 4067/2014. The matter was accordingly referred to DOP&T.

4. DOP&T have considered the issue in consultation with Department of Expenditure and conveyed their non-objection to the Ministry of Railways to extend NFU benefits to IRMS doctors. ‘Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to grant the benefit of Non-Functional Upgradation CNFU Scheme as applicable to Organized Group ‘A’ services of Railways to IRMS Officers as per the detailed terms and conditions as have been in vogue from time to time after introduction of the scheme. Accordingly, grant of higher scale / benefits under the scheme would be admissible w.e.f. 1.1.2006, where due and admissible, as provided in the original instructions under reference.

(S.Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director/Pay Commission -II
Railway Board.

No.PC-VI/2009/I/4/R-6/1

New Delhi, dated 08.06.2018

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway employees – NFIR

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway employees – NFIR

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

Dated: 08/06/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to the Railway employees – Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2 – reg.
Ref: (i) Railways Board’s letter No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1 dated 17/08/2017 (RBE No. 96/2017)
(ii) NFIR’s Letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC/Allowance/2016/ Part I dated 28/08/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/4 dated 17/20-11-2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/ Allowance/2016/Part I dated 05/04/2018.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the references cited above.

NFIR reiterates that pursuant to issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, situation has arisent wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above and also upto Pay Level 8 hitherto entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in A1/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs 1800 + DA thereon) have been deprived of the said rate (due to the new norm for entitlement)

In this context, Federation furnishes below the rates granted pursuant to acceptance of the recommendations of the 5th CPC and 6th CPC:-
(a) Recommendations of 5th CPC – Transport Allowance
RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f 01/08/1997)

S.No. Pay Scale of the employees A1/A Class City Other Places
1 Rs. 8000-13500 or above 800 400
2 Rs. 6500-10500 or above but below Rs. 8000-13500 400 200
3 Below Rs. 6500-10500 100 75

From the above, it could be seen that those in pay scale below Rs.6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S10A) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in A1/A class cities irrespective of their pay.
(b) After introduction of 6th CPC Pay Band/Grade Pay, the Railway Board vide circular (RBE No. 111/2008 – effective from 01/09/2008 and RBE No. 95/2015) had prescribed following rates for payment of Transport Allowance to the employees.

Employees drawing Grade Pay of Rate of Transport AllowanceFor A1/A class cities
GP 5400 & above 3200 + DA
GP 4200 – 4800,GP below 4200 and pay in pay band = RS 7440 1600 + DA
GP below 4200 and Pay below RS 7440 600 + DA

A comparison of two tables mentioned above, reveals that Railway employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on their drawing pay Rs. 7440/- irrespective of Grade Pay/Pay Band. However, the modified Board’s instructions issued vide letter dated 03/08/2017 and 17/08/2017,have deprived the Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600+DA thereon to those in Pay Level 1 and 2 (7th CPC) due to imposition of restriction i.e. reaching the pay Rs. 24700/- Federation, therefore requests the Railway Ministry to kindly refer the matter to Ministry of Finance, for mitigating the problem.

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

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – date of effect

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VII/105
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No.77/2018
New Delhi, dated 01-06-2018

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

CORRIGENDUM

Sub :- Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances — date of effect.

Please refer this office letter of even number dt. 20.03.2018 (RBE No. 41/2018) on the above subject. In partial modification to the letter dt. 20.03.2018 ibid, it is advised that the second sentence of the said letter may be read as under:-

“This issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 was taken up by the Federations (NFIR & AIRF), and was also raised in PNM forum by NFIR as item No. 06/2018. The issue has been considered and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.”

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

3. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems

Need Uniform Format to Claim Children Education Allowance – NFIR

NFIR writes to Railway Board to issue proper unifrom format to claims for reimbursement of CEA to avoid delay…

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.I/13(a)

Dated: 04/06/2018

Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to the railway employees implementation of Board’s decision – problems – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s RBE No.147/2017 letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12/10/2017.

Pursuant to Government decision on the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the DoP&T vide No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16/08//2017 had issued instructions revising the amount for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy. The Railway Board vide RBE No.147/2017 dated l2th Oct, 2017 has issued corresponding instructions to the General Managers for ensuring payment of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy at revised rates from 01/07/2017.

On Zonal Railways, the staff are facing much inconvenience on account of non-issuance of proper proforma/format for preferring claims, consequently the reimbursement is delayed and claims continued to remain pending due to queries being raised at different levels. It is further learnt that the Eastern Railway, South Eastern Railway and Central Railway have issued proforma/format which are however not common. Other Zonal Railways have not at all issued proforma for preferring the claims. It has however been found that the Eastern Railway Administration has not only circulated format, but also issued JPO.

NFIR is of the view that it would be necessary to bring reimbursement to avoid delay as well staff grievances.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to arrange to issue proper format to enable the employees to prefer claims without hassles together with certificate from the Heads of the Institutions. Such uniform format will be advantageous to the Railway Administration as well to staff who are entitled for reimbursement of Children Education allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

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

Source: NFIR

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Award to Railway Staff for Accident Free Service

Railway – Award to Railway Staff for Accident Free Service

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2016/Safety-1/9/3

New Delhi,
dated 01.06.2018

General Managers
All Zonal Railways and
CMD/KRCL

Sub: Award to Railway Staff for Accident Free Service.

Ref:- PNM/NFIR item No. 9/2018

During PNM meeting with NFIR on 26th & 27 April,. 2018, the Federation raised the issue of granting awards to Railway staff for accidents free service and urged-upon the Railway Board to issue clear instructions to Zonal Railways to ensure granting Accident Free Service Awards in a specially organized function, which would boost the morale of the staff.

Railway Board has decided that Accident Free Service Award for the retired staff should be given to them in a retirement function. Board desires that Zonal Railways shall strictly adhere to these instructions.

S/d,
(P.Srinivas)
Dir. Safety-III
Railway Board.

Source : NFIR

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Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways

NFIR

Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways

No I/8/CRC/12/IT

Dated: 01/06/2018

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

The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s proposal received vide letter No. 2011/AC-II/37/3 dated 24/03/2015 addressed to Federations.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/2/Part VI dated 31/03/2015.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/CRC/12/IT dated 08/11/2017, 11/12/2017 &12/02/2018.

Federation vide its letter dated 12/02/2018 invited kind attention of the Railway Board to the issue relating to cadre restructuring in the Gazetted set up of IT cadre over Indian Railways.

While enclosing copy of NFIR’s letter No. I/8/CRC/12/IT dated 12/02/2018, Federation reiterates below following vital points for taking expeditious decision for granting cadre restructuring/upgradation to the gazetted set up of IT cadre in Railways.

  • With reference to the proposal of Railway Board vide letter dated 24/03/2015, NFIR vide its letters dated 26/03/2015 and 31/03/2015 had furnished detailed comments on draft report of the Committee of IT cadre constituted by the Board for gazetted and non-gazetted cadres. Thereafter the Railway Board though issued half-baked and erroneous orders vide letter No. 2016/AC-II (CC)/37/9 dated 18/04/2017 for non-gazetted IT cadre, which was disputed by NFIR vide letter 08/11/2017. However, there has been no finality on cadre restructuring of gazetted set up of IT cadre till date.
  • The series of communications sent by the Federation, duly highlighting 7th CPC recommendations along with model cadre structure of EDP Staff has again been highlighted to the Railway Ministry vide NFIR’s letter dated 11/12/2017 with request to re-visit the existing instructions and formulate the structure, but however there has been no response from Railway Board.
  • Federation also brought to the notice of Railway Ministry, the action initiated by the DoP&T (OM dated 17/10/2016) relating to the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC, but the Federation is still unaware as to what proposal/comments have been made available by the Railway Ministry to the DoP&T. Federation would like to have a copy of the comments for pursuing the matter further and to provide additional material/comments where necessary.
  • Federation also requested the Railway Board for placement of 15% of JA Grade Posts of IT cadre in GP 8700 and 64 JA Grade Posts in the Zones & Production Units based on the recommendations of the report of EDs Committee, unfortunately, nothing has been done in this regard also.
  • Federation’s suggestions for provision of 1 SAG post in each Zone & Production Unit, considering the technological advancement/fast changes taking place in this field, has also not been considered as there has been no response yet.
  • Federation’s another suggestion for provision of atleast 26 posts in ICF on par with RCF, Kapurthala is also yet to be considered.

NFIR, therefore once again requests the Railway Board (FC & MS) to kindly consider the above merits as well the comments furnished earlier through communications cited under reference and take expeditious action for granting cadre restructuring and upgradation for IT cadre (Gazetted) as recommended by 7th CPC as well the EDs’ Committee report. Copies of documents sent to the DoP&T may kindly be made available to the Federation early.

DA/One

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

Source: NFIR

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Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc

NFIR

Railway-Quarters

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

No. II/23/Part III

Dated: 19/05/2018

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc-reg.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/l4-11-2017, Federation raised the issue of the condition of Railway Quarters outside agenda and stated that the condition of quarters continue to remain deplorable. Federation further said that the deteriorated condition of Railway quarters and the Railway colonies is on account of non-allotment of adequate funds and non-availability of artisan and other support staff under the JEs/SSEs (Works). Federation also stated that the deterioration of conditions has been causing severe hardships to the staff and their families living in the quarters.

Railway Board during NFIR’s PNM meeting held on 10/11-5-2018 conveyed following position through Action Taken Statement delivered to the Federation in the meeting:-

“Railway is carrying out repairs and maintenance of quarters along with constructions of new quarters on regular basis and this is ongoing process. Efforts are being made to repair more number of quarters each year with more fund allocation under demand No. 11 (500). For repair and maintenance of residential buildings, Rs. 1790 Cr. (RE) were allotted in year 2017-18 under Demand No. 11 (500). In the year 2018-19, this amount has been increased to Rs. 1899 crores. A Committee was constituted on comprehensive Housing Policy to examine, inter-alia, upkeep and maintenance of colonies as well. The Committee submitted its report on 3110112018. Based on the recommendation of Committee, Board inter-alia has approved the following for implementation in phased
manner:-

(i) For upkeep and maintenance of Railway colonies, setting up of IT based call centres at location of maintenance redressal.
(ii) Setting up of a separate wing for maintenance of infrastructure not related directly with operations. Delhi Division is to undertake this project on pilot basis.

(iii) Fixing of periodicity and scale/schedule of Renovation and maintenance in line with CPWD (CPWD Portal) and practices.

(iv) Specification of Fixtures and Replacement items also need to be in line with CPWD Practice.

(v) Expenditure in PU 32 is to be maximized to 85%. Further PU 32 is to be splitted as under:-

a. PU32A for Type I & II.
b. PU32B for Type III and IV and
c. PU32C for Type V and above houses.

Instructions in this regard have been issued to all Zonal Railways.

Further, as per the full Board’s decision taken in the meeting held on 05/10/2017 on maintenance of service buildings and colonies, all Zonal Railways have been asked to adopt user compliance for satisfactory completion of works in service buildings and colonies and to outsource maintenance work for selected colonies.

It may be seen from the above that substantial efforts are being made by Railways to improve the maintenance of Railway colonies and in the years to come the outcome of these steps will be visible”.

Above position is conveyed to the affiliates for offering views to the Federation soon,taking into account ground reality and holding discussions with the concerned staff and authorities.

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

Media Centre/NFIR.
File No. NFIR/PNM/110.

Source: NFIR

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Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ cadres – promotion benefit to the staff vacancies exited as on 01/11/2013

NFIR

No. 1/8/CRC/09/Vol.11

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ cadres – promotion benefit to the staff vacancies exited as on 01/11/2013-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 4/2014.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/8/CRC/09/Vol. 10 dated 03/06/20t6.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/8/CRC/09Vol. 11dated 04/09/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s lette rNo.PC-lII/2014/FE-II/2 dated 11/09/2017.

In the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14-11/2017, the Official Side gave position relating to the number of vacancies which existed as on 01/11/2013 and claimed that more than 95% normal vacancies which existed as on 01/11/2013 pertain to the same year i.e. 2013. In response Federation agreed to make back reference based on the facts and position provided by the Official Side.

In this connection, Federation desires to state that on many Zonal Railways vacancies pertaining to the year 2012 continued unfilled. Similarly, Federation takes note that in the year 2011 also, a total of 258 posts which is around 0.46% have also been lying unfilled. This position is sufficient to strengthen Federation’s demand to consider for granting proforma benefit to the staff w.e.f. 01/11/2013 who got promoted against these vacancies subsequently.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Railway Board to consider Federation’s demand and issue instructions to the Zones etc., to grant proforma benefit to the staff who have been promoted against vacancies existed prior to 01/11/2013. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

Source: NFIR

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Inter Railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in GP 1800/Level 1 (7th CPC)

Inter Railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in GP 1800/Level 1 (7th CPC)-reg.

mutual-transfer-7thCPC

No. II/14/2018

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Inter Railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in GP 1800/Level 1 (7th CPC)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Pt. dated 27/02/2017 addressed to GM, N.F.Railway and GM, S.C. Railway.
(ii) GM (P), N.F. Rly’s letter No. E/283/60/M/C&W/IRMT/PSK dated 25/05/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 19/06/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s reply to GS/NFIR vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/19 dated 02/08/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22/09/2017.

Federation vide its letter dated 19/06/2017 brought to the kind notice of Railway Board, a specific case of inter railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in erstwhile GP I 800/Pay Level 1 and requested to issue modified instructions for approving mutual transfer request of Railway employees working in lowest entry pay scale even though working in different Departments/Units.

Responding to Federation’s letter, the Railway Board vide letter dated 02/08/2017 addressed to General Secretary, NFIR conveyed that the General Managers of Zonal Railways have been authorized to decide the cadre of the employees seeking mutual transfer and further stated that the individual cases may be taken up by the affiliates of the Federation at Zonal level to be sorted out in consultation with the respective Zonal Railway. Subsequently, Railway Board vide instructions dated 15/09/2017 (RBE No. 130/2017) directed the General Managers of Zonal Railways and Production Units that all cases of mutual transfer which have been accepted by the Zones/Units should be implemented within the next 15 days and all employees involved in such transfer should be spared by 30th September, 2017. Thereafter Railway Board vide letter dated 22/09/2017 (RBE No. 131/2017) issued yet another instructions simplifying the procedure for mutual transfer particularly in respect of divisionally controlled posts as well head quarter controlled posts and fixed a timeline.

It has since been represented by the staff of various categories working in Pay Level-1 (lowest scale of Pay) through our affiliated Unions that while issuing instructions and simplifying the procedure, the Railway Board in its letter dated 22/09/2017 has fixed a condition vide note placed below Item No. 2 (b) (iii) which is reproduced below:-

Note : Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the same grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.

Reports received by the Federation reveal that the Divisions/Zones etc., have not been entertaining the inter-divisional/inter-railway mutual transfer request of staff working in the lowest grade pay in different Departments are not being accepted citing the condition of note laid down in Board’s letter dated 22/09/2017. Federation feels sad to convey that the Board’s instructions have failed to simplify the procedure and on the other hand complicated the matters.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions on the subject to the Zonal Railways etc., to accept the inter-divisional/inter-railway mutual transfer requests of staff working in the lowest Pay Level-1 without any restriction relating to their working in the category/cadre/department as this being lowest post to be filled by open market recruitment.

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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Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the Railways

Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the Railways

No.II/1/2018

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in the Medical Department on the Railways.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22/05/2015 (RBE No.49/2015) and 05/04/2018 (RBE No.54/2018)

Federation desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board that the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (CGHS Division) vide Notification dated 11th March, 2015, circulated in the Gazette of India published weekly (March 8 – March 14-2015, at New Delhi), issued recruitment rules with the approval of the President. citing following educational and other qualification for direct recruitment of Pharmacists from open market in supercession of all previous instructions to be followed by the other Central Ministries and the Central Government Health Scheme Organization:-

(i) 12th Class Pass with Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology), or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.

(ii) Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and

(iii) Two years’ experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and

OR

(i) Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) from a recognized University or equivalent; and

(ii) Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

Federation is surprised to note that the Railway Board vide letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22/05/2015 (RBE No. 49/2015) had issued instructions after reviewing the minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment to the posts of various categories in the Medical Department on the Railways in consultation with the Health Directorate of Railway Ministry decided to prescribe the qualification for recruitment of Pharmacists Gr. III (PB-1/GP 2800) as mentioned below of course without discussing with the Federation.

“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with 02 (two) years Diploma in Pharmacy and registration with Pharmacy Council of India or registration with State Pharmacy Council”
Federation has also come across instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter No.E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 05/04/2018 (RBE No.54/2018) wherein the minimum educational qualification for recruitment of Pharmacists Gr.III from open market in the Medical Department on the Railways have been reviewed arbitraily, without consultations with the Federations. The revised educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr.III in Railways is as follows:-

“10+2 in Science or its equivalent with Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.

OR

Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (B.Pharma) from a recognized University or equivalent and Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act 1948.”

Federation is surprised to note that the Railway Board while reviewing the educational qualification for the post of Pharmacist has totally ignored the Gazette Notification issued by the Government of India as published by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the nodal Ministry and issued its own instructions. This action of the Railway Board in therefore not justified.

In this context, Federation desires to mention that in the Board’s letter dated 05/04/2018 (in Para 2) it has been discussed by the Board with both the recognized Federations. In this context, NFIR desires to clarify that the NFIR has never agreed for review of qualification for the post of Pharmacists Gr. III only. On the other hand Federation had urged the Railway Ministry to consider upgradation of the posts with respect to upgrading the Pay Scale/Pay Level which commensurate with the Pay Scales/Structure given to the other categories having Degree qualification, accordingly the Pharmacist after review of educational qualification should have been placed in erstwhile GP 4600/Level-7. In this connection, our letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/CORRES/Pt. V dated 27/05/2015 and 28/05/2015 addressed to the Secretary, 7th CPC and the Secretary (E), Railway Board demanding improvement in the entry qualification with improved Pay Scale commensurating with the improved and upgraded educational and technical qualification for the post of Pharmacist may be connected. However, copies of Federation’s letters dated 27/05/2015 and 28/05/2015 are enclosed for ready reference.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to withdraw its instructions issued vide letter dated 05/04/2018 (RBE No. 54/2018) and convene a meeting with the Federation to discuss the subject matter for finding an amicable solution.

Federation may be replied of the action taken on this letter.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

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

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NFIR – Reduction of Duty Hours and revision of classification of Engineering & Traffic Gate-man as “Continuous”

NFIR – Reduction of Duty Hours and revision of classification of Engineering & Traffic Gate-man as “Continuous”

No.IV/HOER/3/2006 (DC)/HPC

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reduction of Duty Hours and revision of classification of Engineering & Traffic Gate-man as “Continuous”-reg.

Ref:
(i) NFIR’s PNM Item No.31/2015 & 34/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/HOER/4 dated 04/05/2017 & 2/05/2017

Through the Action Taken Statement (during NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14-11-2017) it was conveyed that instructions have been issued vide letter No. 2012/E(LL)/HER/23 dated 30/09/2016 to conduct job analysis on duty hours of Gate Keepers.

In this connection, Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to its PNM Agenda Item No.31/2015 wherein NFIR demanded that duty hours of all safety category staff in EI category, specially the Gate Keeper should be reduced irrespective of the distance of quarter/residence of the employee from the work place (Para 5.5.5 of the recommendations of High Power Committee/R&S refers). Federation also highlighted Para 5.5.6 of the same report wherein the HPC (R&S) had recommended that on high density routes where the number of trains in each direction are more than 72 (on double line sections) or more than 24 (on singly line sections) no safety category staff (excepting the shunting staff) should be classified as EI category.

Federation conveys that the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 30th September, 2016 asking the Zonal Railway Administration to conduct “factual job analysis” for deciding classification/duty hours of Gate Keepers, is not enough as there has been no positive results though over 1 1/2 years have passed.

Apart from above, Federation vide its letters dated 04/05/2017 & 24/05/2017 brought cases of Gate Keepers (Engineering) who are forced to perform 12 hours duty continuously day or night. Federation however feels sad to mention that there has been no response from the Railway Board so far.

NFIR, therefore once again urges upon the Railway Board to look into the genuine demand for reduction of duty and revision of classification of Engineering and Traffic Gate Keepers as “continuous” under HOER and issue instructions to the Zonal Railways accordingly as recommended by the HPC/R&S. A copy of instructions issued may be endrosed to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

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NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways

NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways

No.II/57/Part I

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways-reg.

Federation is thankful to the Railway Board for issuing instructions vide letter No. 2017/Trans/01/Policy/Pt. I dated 12/04/2018 to revise the remuneration of Para-Medical Staff on contracts basis working in the Railway Health Units/Hospitals on Indian Railways.

Federation however feels that the Para-Medical Staff, working on contract basis deserve to be granted following facilities which are presently denied to them:-

  • No TA/DA is paid to these staff when they are sent on duty to other places,
  • No Provident Fund is deducted from their monthly remuneration and credited to respective EPFO,
  • These staff are not granted the facility of Pass/PTo, Medical, accommodation etc., though they have been performing duties similar to the regular Para-Medical Railway Staff. They are also not provided periodic rest other than Sunday while they have been performing duties of 12 hours in a day.

Federation also contends that the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis are entitled for above facilities in terms of the extant provisions of Contract Labour R&A Act, 1970.

NFIR, therefor, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider above points and issue instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways to grant facilities to the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis and mitigate their hardships.

A copy of instructions issued may also be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

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

Source: NFIR

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Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation

Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2018/O&M/8/1

New Delhi, Dated 1st May 2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation.

This is in supersession of all orders issued earlier on this subject.

2. Board has revisited the issue of complete separation of Traction and Coaching verticals at divisional level and decided the following.

a) The cadre control of Non-Gazetted staff diesel maintenance and operations would be under MTR and the cadre control of Non-Gazetted staff of MEMU/EMU/TL/AC would be under MRS.

b) The Administrative control of the officers manning diesel maintenance and operations would be with MTR and the administrative control of the officers of electrical coaching, including MEMU/EMU, TL/AC etc. would be under MRS.

c) Cadre control of Electrical Divisions, if there is a separate Sr.DME/DME for O&F wing, he would continue to look after the power wing till a Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) is posted and technically report to PCEE. If there is only one Sr.DME looking after both C&W and Operations, then diesel operations shall be placed under DME/AME and kept under administrative control of Sr.DEE/DEE of the division and the Sr.DME would look after Breakdown and C&W and would continue to report to PCME..

e) In Divisions, where the post of Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) is available, work of Diesel operations shall be transferred to Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) and the post of Sr.DME/DME (Power/O&F) would be re-designated as Sr.DME/DME (Freight) or Sr.DME/DME (EnHM) or as considered necessary in the mechanical cadre by the General Manager.

f) In electrified Divisions where the post of Sr.DME/DME(Power) and Sr.DME/DME(Freight) are both available, the post of Sr.DME/DME(Power/O&F) can be used as Sr.DME/DME (EnHM) or as considered necessary in the mechanical cadre…

g) In all divisions, the entire paraphernalia of TL & AC be placed under one DEE/AEE who would report to Sr.DME/C&W. On similar analogy one post of DME or AME (Power) along with the running staff looking after operation would report to the Sr.DEE looking after operations. while dual reporting should generally be avoided, however concerned DRM’s shall take a final call in the overall administrative interest whenever there is only one DEE/AEE or DME/AME.

h) The ministerial staff under Sr.DME/DME Power would be suitably redistributed by the DRM between the Sr.DEE (OP/TRO) and Sr.DME(EnHM) or Freight or as the case may be.

i) The same strategy as at 2(e) above shall be followed in non-electrified Divisions once Sr.DEE(OP/TRO) is posted.

3. The breakdown staff is generally provided by C&W and in few cases by Diesel sheds. While this arrangement shall continue and can be streamlined subsequently, the work of breakdown/accident relief should be assigned by the DRM’s normally to a Sr.DME from the coaching side while implementing this order. PCME shall also continue to remain the technical head for breakdown/accident relief works.

5. The implementation of the above all over IR be completed in the next 15 days. Any minor issues that emerge subsequently should be sorted out at the level of GM’s without making any reference to Board.

6. The above issues with the approval of CRB.

S/d,
(H.Moharana)
Joint Secretary/Railway Board

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Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of Railway Residential Accommodation

Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of Railway Residential Accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No. E(P&A)II/2017/HRA-3

New Delhi, dated 09.05.2018

The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

Sub :- Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of Railway Residential Accommodation – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.1/5 (c) Part II, dt. 16.01.2018 on the above subject and to state that the previous delegation of powers to GMs and other Heads of Organisations had expired on 31.03.2017 and it was incumbent on this office to review/renew the same.

The delegation of powers to GMs and others Head of Organizations was sanctioned in the year 1988 vide Board’s letter dt. 16.05.1988 (RBE No. 98/88). Since then it is being renewed continuously, the last (before issuing Board’s letter dt 15.01.2018) being reviewed in 2010 vide Board, letter dt. 08.12.2010 (RBE No.176/2010).

As regards the PNM/NFIR item No. 40/2012 it is stated that the issue raised in the item was to grant of HRA to the employee who have vacated the quarters w.e.f the date from which the employee had vacated the quarter which is different from the issue for which Federations have demanded to issue corrigendum. The PNM/NFIR item No.40/2012 is still under consideration in PNM forum and not finalized yet.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
for Secretary / Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC

Railways : Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralaya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.F(E)Spl./2009/FR/1/3(Part)

New Delhi, Dated 27-04-2018

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3,Chemsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055.

Subject: Clarification regarding making dual charge arrangement under 7th CPC- reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.1/5(g)/Part VI dated 16.04.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter under reference and to advise that the matter is under active correspondence with DoP&T for laying down of detailed guidelines for grant of additional post allowance in place of the erstwhile dual charge allowance.

Yours sincerely
S/d,
For secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

 

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Railway: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications

Railway – Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.PC-VI/2015/IC/1

New Delhi, Dated: 27-04-2018

The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railwways/Production Units

[NCR, EGR, SCR, NFR, WCR, SER, WR, NWR, NER, ER, CR, SECR, SWR, SR, ECR, NR, RCF, DLW, CLW, DMW, RWF, ICF, RDSO, METRO RL4]

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 dated 08-04-2016(RBE No.33/2016)Circulating Ministry of Finance’s O.M.No.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015

Attention is invited to Board’s letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE No.33/2016) by which instructions contained in M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015 have been applied mutatis mutandis on Indian Railways. In the M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015, the cut-off date for applicability of instructions contained has been mentioned as 29-08-2008 at one place and 29-09-2008 at another place of para 5 of the said OM. This seems to have caused confusion in some Railway/Units and some requests for clarifications have been made to Board’s office on the issue.

2. The date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules,2008 was 29-08-2008 and therefore, as per M/O Finance OM dated 16-10-2015, the pay fixation benefit was available in cases of promotion occurring between 01-01-2006 till 29-08-2008 where feeder and promotional grades were subsequently merged in 6th CPC. The date 29-09-2008 mentioned in para 5 of M/o Finance’s OM NO.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015 is therefore evidently a typographical error which should logically be read as 29-08-2008. In any case, the cut -off date for applicability of provisions contained in letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE NO.33/2016) in context of Railway employees is 04-09-2008 (i.e dated of notification of RS(RP)Rules,2008) as has already been explicitly clarified by Ministry Of Finance vide their OM No.530744/E III-A/2017 dated 20-11-2017 to this office. It was based on this clarification that Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 (RBE No.196/2017) was issued on 29-12-2017.

S/d,

(S.Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director/Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)

Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(W)2016/ISM/9

New Delhi,
dated 01.05.2018

The General Managers(P),
All Indian Railways
& Production Units.

Sub: Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund (SBF)

Ref: This Ministry’s letter of even number dated 07.07.2017.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 07.07.2017 enhancing the monthly honorarium for Ayurvedic/Homeopathic Consultants and monthly subsidy on medicines on the Ayurvedic/Homeopathic dispensaries being run by the Staff Benefit Fund Committees.

2, In continuation of these instructions, sanction of the Ministry of Railways is hereby communicated for revision of monthly honorarium for Ayurvedic / Homeopathic dispensers as per following:-

8 hours duration Rs. 11,250/-
4 hours duration Rs.7,500/-

3. Annual allotment for Indigenous System of Medic under SBF (under which Homeopathic and Ayurvedic dispensaries function) at Rs.36 capita, if found inadequate to meet the increase in requirement of funds on account of the above revision in the honorarium, the additional expenditure (necessitated due to revision) under these orders would also be met through re-appropriation from the head “Medical Services” as additional ad hoc contribution to the SBF, and accordingly, the Medical Budget would be suitably augmented from Revenues. Hence PCPOs would advise CMDs about the additional funds required on this account so that the same could be reflected in the budgetary estimates.

4. The aforesaid revision will take effect from 07.07.2017

This issues in consultation with the Health Directorate and with Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway,

S/d,
(ALOK KUMAR)
Executive Director Estt (IR)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIRIndia.com

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Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)

NFIR

No.II/-A/Part 20

Dated: 25/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.II/1-A/Part 20 dated 31/01/2018.

Federation vide its letter dated 31/01/2018 brought to the notice of the Railway Board, the grievance of Apprentice Technicians who happened to be the wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassionate grounds (non-ITI/non-Act Apprenticeship Training) who are being subjected to three years training for appointment to the post of Technician Grade III in erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Leave-2. A period of about three months has passed, unfortunately, there has been no communication to the Federation on action taken on the subject matter.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 31/01/2018, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider the justified points raised for reduction of training period of three years in the case of non-ITI/non-Act Apprentice wards/widows of Railway employees appointed on compassionate ground to a reasonable period.

Action taken on Federation’s proposal may please be communicated to the Federation soon.

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

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect

Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts 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 in Railways etc

NFIR

No. 11/35/2018

Dated: 11/04/2018

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts 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 in Railways etc – reg.

Ref: (i) General Secretary/NFIR’s letter No. I1/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
(ii) PMO ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 addressed to the Secretary, DoP&T and copy to the Federation.

The Federation desires to invite kind attention of the DoP&T to the reference made by the General Secretary, NFIR vide letter No. II/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 (addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister) on the subject matter, the same has however, been forwarded by the PMO vide ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 for taking further action and conveying the outcome to the Federation.

In this connection, Federation once again brings to the notice of the DoP&T that injustice is being meted out to the former Defence Forces Personnel (PBORs), reemployed in Railways and other Central services on account of the fact that the pay drawn by them at the time of retirement from Defence Forces (prior to attaining 55 years age) has not been protected on their re-employment, while those retired Defence Forces Personnel on re-employment in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Central/State Governments have been granted the benefit of pay fixation on the last pay drawn at the time of retirement from Armed Forces. The discrimination has resulted disappointment and frustration among the reemployed retired Armed Forces Personnel in Railways and Central Civil Services.

This subject was dealt by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), at the level of Railway Ministry in the negotiating fora of PNM, demanding pay re-fixation in favour of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel on the basis of last pay drawn more particularly those who have been re-employed on and after 01/01/2006. On a reference made by Railway Ministry vide O.M. No. E(G)2013/EM 1-5 dated 07/12/2016, the DoP&T had however not agreed for reckoning last pay drawn for pay re-fixation on re-employment in railways. The Federation encloses a copy of Railway Ministry OM dated 07/12/2016 to the DoP&T and reply thereon received from DoP&T vide OM dated 21/02/2017.

Federation also states that DoP&T vide OM dated 18th Oct 2017 called for suggestions for finding single methodology for pay re-fixation of all the ex-servicemen including PBORs, commissioned officers, ex-competent clerks/storemen, NFIR vide letter of even no. dated 21/12/2017 has submitted valid suggestions to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dept of Ex-Servicemen, Welfare, South Block, New Delhi, as follows:-

(a) Considering the crucial role of Defence Forces Personnel in safeguarding the Nation’s borders, they be given pay fixation on the basis of their last pay drawn on re-employment in the Railways and other Central Government Departments.

(b) Their pension needs to be totally ignored as the pension is the social security net provided in recognition to their loyal services to the nation.

(c) The PBORs are not the Personnel of high rankings with higher wages, therefore their case needs to be considered with sympathy and their last pay drawn at the time of retirement from armed forces, to be treated as entry pay on re-employment in Railways and Central Government Departments.

(d) Alternatively, the number of years service rendered by the PBORs in Armed Forces be taken into account for granting pay fixation duly adding the quantum of equal number of increments to the minimum pay of the re-employed post. This may be made applicable to all PBORs who have joined Central Government Departments after 01/01/2006.

(e) In those cases of PBORs retired before attaining the age of 55 years and got re-employment in Government services, their initial pay on re-employment may be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post and after fixing the pay, in case the initial pay so fixed, is found to be less than the last pay drawn in the Armed Forces, all such cases may be treated as “cases of undue hardship” and in those cases, their pay may be re-fixed at higher stage duly granting one increment for each year of service rendered in the Armed Forces in order to bring their initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay, while their pension already drawn be continued un-altered.

NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly see that the above legitimate request of former Defence Forces Personnel is agreed to and orders issued soon. Federation also requests to kindly communicate the action taken in the matter early.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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