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7th CPC Revision of Pre-2016 Pensioners: Railway Board order on Concordance tables

7th CPC Revision of Pre-2016 Pensioners: Railway Board order on Concordance tables

PC-VII No.22/2017

R.B.E. No. 66/2017

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

No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7

New Delhi, Dated : 11.07.2017

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission-Concordance tables-reg.

In pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW) vide their O.M. No. 38/ 37 / 2016-P&PW(A) dated 6th July, 2017 has issued instructions alongwith concordance tables for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners, which are available on website: doppw.gov.in. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

2. The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to the DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 06.07.2017 are given under:

S.No. DOP&PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions.
1. O.M. No. 45 /86/97-P&PW(A) Part(iii) dated 10.02.1998 Letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/2 dated 10.03.1998.
2. O.M. No. 38/37/2016-2016-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 Letter No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.05.2017.

3. This letter alongwith DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 6th luly, 2017, has been uploaded on Railways website www.indianrailways.gov.in at the following location:

Railway Board Directorates Finance F(E)III Circulars.

Sd/-
(G. Priya Sudarsani]
Joint Director, Finance [Estt.],
Railway Board.

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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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NFIR: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers rights

NFIR: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers rights.

No.IV/I/Pt.III

07.March, 2017

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Subject: Railway Board’s order dated 30.1.2017 curbing workers’ rights.

In the DC/JCM meeting held on 7.3.2017, during Opening Address, both the Federations have taken a stand that the unconstitutional order dated 30.1.2017 preventing Safety (Supervisory) Staff from becoming Office bearers should be withdrawn by the Railway Board immediately to facilitate negotiations to resume.

The President, General Secretary, Working President etc. have conveyed their strong protest against the Board’s letter dated 30.1.2017.

The General Secretary/NFIR had stated that the Railway Board has betrayed the Federations and the Railway Board has equally failed on several counts on written commitments notably:

a) Replacement of GP 4600 with 4800

b) Upgradation from Gr.C to Gr.B (Gaz.)

c) Allotment of GP 4600 to Loco (Mail)

d) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 1.1.2006

e) Arbitrary reversal of various decisions given in the past (as a result of agreements with the Federations) and without caring to consult federations.

f) Track Maintainers upgradation (written commitment of Board)

In light of Railway Board’s total failure, the Federation (NFIR) conveyed that it is not in a mood to participate in the negotiations of DC/JCM forum and at the same time demanded immediate withdrawal of Board’s order dated 30.1.2017, if the Railway Board sincerely feels that industrial relations are required to be preserved.

With the above observations in the DC/JCM meeting, the leaders left the meeting place. Both the Federations have jointly walked away from the meeting.

Please convey to all employees the above development, as the Railway Board’s order is a direct attack on the rights of workers, whether they are Supervisors or Non-Supervisors and it is a gross violation of Trade Union Act, ID Act etc.

Also convey the “Walk Out” decision of Federations to GMs, CPOs etc.

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

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non gazetted Railway employees for the financial year

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (2015 to 2016) : Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

RBE No. 114 /2016.

No. E(P&A)II-2016/PLB-9

New Delhi, dated : 28.09.2016.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year (2015 to 2016).

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2015 to 16 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if  wages are 7000/- p.m.

2. Wages for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include Basic pay as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.12.2015. Wages during the period from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2016 shall include Basic pay as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2015-16 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of 17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015 to 16. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may he calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015 to 16 to all eligible non gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

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

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director / Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.

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Promotion of Group ’A’ and Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale on ad-hoc basis: Railway Board Order

Promotion of Group ’A’ and Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale on ad-hoc basis: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(GP)2016/1/9

New Delhi, dated 11.08.2016

The General Managers/Chief Administrative Officers/Director General,
All Indian Railways including CLW, DLW, ICF, DMW, RWF, RCF, COFMOW, MCF/RBL & RDSO.

Sub: Promotion of Group ’A’ and Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale on ad-hoc basis.

Ref: Board’s letter Nos. E(GP)85/1/48 dated 31.12.85, EV(GP)89/1/8 dated 17.04.90 and 22.08.90.

In terms of Board’s letter No. ElGP)85/1/48 dated 31.12.85, Group ‘A’/Junior Scale officers with more than 3 years of service but less than 4 years, were eligible to be considered for looking after the duties in Senior Scale, on payment of Special pay, as fixed from time to time by the Board, in addition to their pay in Junior Scale, and it was only in the absence of Group ’A’ officers who have completed their probation successfully, that Group ‘B’ officers who have rendered not less than 3 years of service in Group ’B’ could be considered for ad-hoc appointment to Senior Scale. This was based on the fact that all Senior Scale posts are in Group ’A’ and, as such Group ‘B’ officers, irrespective of their length of service, can have no claim for promotion to Senior Scale, even on ad-hoc basis. However, while the position as contained in Board’s letter dated 31.12.85 basically remaining unchanged, it was decided by the Board vide Board’s letter No. E(GP)89/1/8 dated 17.04.90, as a temporary measure in the overall administrative interest, that in cases where a Group ‘A’/Junior Scale officer who was eligible for regular promotion to Senior Scale, having completed 4 years’ service, was not available, Group ‘B’ officers, who had rendered not less than 6 years’ service in Group ‘B’, could be considered for ad-hoc promotion to Senior Scale, and in case, no such Group ‘B’ officer was available, the provisions contained in sub-paras 3.1(ii) and (iii) of Board’s letter dated 31.12.85, would continue to be followed.

2. The matter has since been reconsidered by the Board. After careful consideration, it has been decided that the position as was laid down in Board’s letter No. E(GP)85/1/48 dated 31.12.85 which is in consonance with Rule 214(b) of IREC Vol.- I, be restored. Therefore, the order of preference to be followed henceforth, while considering Group ’A’ (Junior Scale/Group ’B’ officers for ad-hoc promotion against Senior Scale vacancies, will be sunder:-

i) Vacancies arising in Senior Scale should be filled by Group .‘A’/Junior Scale officers with 4 years of service who are eligible for regular promotion to Senior Scale;

ii) If eligible Group ‘A’/Junior Scale officers are not available but Junior Scale officers with a minimum of 3 years of service in Junior Scale, who have completed the probation successfully, are available, they should be considered for looking after the duties in Senior Scale on payment of charge allowance, as fixed by the Board from time to time, in addition to pay in Junior Scale, subject to the condition that pay plus charge allowance does not exceed the pay admissible on regular promotion to Senior Scale on completion of 4 years of service in Junior Scale;

iii) Failing (i) and (ii) above, by Group ’B’ officers who have rendered not less than 3 years of service in Group ‘B’ and have been adjudged suitable by a Committee of HODs for appointment against Senior Scale vacancies.

3. For making ad-hoc promotion to Senior Scale, number of vacancies arising during the period 1st July of any year to 30th June of the following year shall be computed and while empanelling Group ’B’ officers for ad-hoc promotion to Senior Scale against any such vacancies it shall be ensured that there may be no reasonable likelihood of any such Group B’ officers not getting empanelled for regular promotion to Group ’A’/Junior Scale at a later date by the DPC constituted by the UPSC, and also adequate number of Senior Scale vacancies are available for Group ‘A’/Junior Scale officers so as to consider them for ad-hoc promotion on completion of 3 years of service, so that there may be no occasion for Group ‘B’ officers having to be reverted once they have been promoted to Senior Scale on ad-hoc basis.

sd/-
(Suman Sharma)
Director, Estt.(GP)
Railway Board

Order in Hindi

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Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees Posted to New Zones/New Divisions: Railway Board orders

Railway Board decision on House Rent Allowance – Orders Issued

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-98/HRA-6

RBE No: 20/2016
New Delhi, dated 17/02/2016

The General Manager/CAO’s
All Indian Railways & Production units.

Sub : Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/new Divisions – Regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 9.3.2004, 9.8.2005, 9.8.2006, 12.12.2007, 24.10.2008, 10.12.2009 , 01.07.2013 and 24.07.2014 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E(G)2009 QR 1-2 dated 20.10.2014 and it has been decided that railway employees posted to ECR and NWR may be allowed house rent allowance upto 31.12.2015 on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter of even number dated 09.03.2004 ibid and as amended/clarified from time to time.

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

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Director/E(P&A)-II
Railway Board.

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Allotment of berths under physically handicapped quota – Railway Board Order

Allotment of berths under physically handicapped quota – Railway Board Order

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

No.2012/TG-I/20/P/Handicap

New Delhi, dated 16.11.2015

Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways

General Manager,
PRS/CRIS, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi.

(Commercial Circular No. 67 of 2015)

Sub: Allotment of berths under physically handicapped quota.

As per extant instructions, handicapped quota of 2 berths in sleeper class (one lower and one. middle) is earmarked for physically handicapped persons travelling on concession.

1.1 There are two types of handicapped persons who can book berth under this quota; one for whom it is compulsory to travel along With escort and the second for whom it is optional. Recently instances were brought to the notice of this office where the handicapped persons for whom it is optional to. take an escort were not allowed to book single berth against this quota by some Railways since the second berth will go vacant as middle berth cannot be allotted to physically handicapped persons. This issue was also raised in Court of Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities.

2. The matter has been accordingly examined and it has been decided. as under:-

(i) There will be two types of handicapped quota of two berths each (one lower and one middle) in the same cabin; one for physically handicapped persons who can utilize concession only when accompanied by an escort and the second for those handicapped persons for whom it is optional to take an escort with them.

(ii) As for the former category it is compulsory to be accompanied by an escort, these berths can be booked by such category of handicapped persons booking tickets on concession on first come first serve basis.

(iii) For the later, where. it is optional to be accompanied by an escort, if the first handicapped person intends to book berth along with escort, both the berths will be booked. However if the first handicapped person books without escort, the second berth will not be booked under handicapped quota and will be released to RAC/waitlisted passengers at the time of preparation of reservation charts.

(iv) Further, at the time of preparation of reservation charts, the unutilized lower berths under this quota can be released to physically handicapped passenger(of either category who were kept in general waiting list due to-exhaustion of their quota), single senior citizen travelling alone on priority and thereafter to waitlisted passengers as per priority. In case a single berth. i.e. middle berth is left vacant in this quota of second category it will be released to RAC/waitlisted passengers.

(v) It has also been decided that whenever a physically handicapped person books ticket on concession and if no berth is available in handicapped quota, the system will automatically try to allot he lower berth to him/her and middle berth to escort subject to availability of same at the time of booking

(vi) CRIS will make necessary modifications in the software at the earliest but not later than 22.12.2015 under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as to this office.

3. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned. After provision of this facility by CRIS, wide publicity to above changes may be made for information of general public.

sd/-
(Sanjay Manocha)
Dy. Director Traffic Commercial (G)-II
Railway Board

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

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Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

Railway Board has amended the Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

RBE No.125/2015
ACS No.127

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4

New Delhi, dated 12.10.201

The General Managers,

All Zonal Railways and Production Units etc.

Sub: Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 805 (1) and 805 (2) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I 1985 Edition be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 127.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Encl: Advance Correction Slip.

(Debasis Mazumdar)

Director Establishment (Welfare)

Railway Board.

5. Recreation other than sports 32 Recreational facilities, purchase of gym equipments, employees’/wards’ holiday camps, study tours.
6. Recreational facilities at institutes and Clubs etc. 36
7. Promotion of Cultural Activities 16 Organizing cultural programmes in residential colonies, Divisions and schools and purchase/maintenance of instruments etc.
8. Relief of distress, sickness, etc for staff in grade pay up to Rs.4600/ 120 To grant higher amount of relief to employees in need such as immediate financial assistance to railway employees in accidents and for employees who are long sick and hospitalized for a long period and are on leave without pay: no leave (LAP or LHAP) is in his credit. Funeral charges for death of Railway employees be given at 10,000/- in each case.
9. Sports activities 30 Encouraging sports by giving latest sports equipment and imparting training at schools, institutes and clubs
10. Scouts & Guides activities 22 Augmentation of training facility all over railways
11. Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy 36
12. Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of floods, famines, landslides, fire or any other
calamity
24
13. Developing occupational .skills of physically/mentally challenged railway employees and their wards including purchase of wheel chairs, other aids, special software etc. and organising workshops, seminars, camps etc. 50 Assistance to employees/wards in need of special equipments etc
14. Miscellaneous 80 Support for improvement in holiday homes, rest houses, entertainment/ information facility Viz colour TV; electrical appliances/maintenance fund for recurring expenses on such facilities.
Total 800/-

 

Note: –

(1) Allocation provided against Head/Activity at S.No.(1) (2) and (3) will also be utilized for financing the scheme of Cash award for wards of Railway employees for outstanding contribution in Academics & Sports as stipulated vide Annexure-I to Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated 01-06-2015 (RBE No.54/2015.

(2) Note 3 below Clause (2) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

Based on the overall per capita contribution of Rs.30/- for sports activities, sports allotments shall continue to be made by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Railway Sports Promotion Board, to the Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Allotment of Rs. 22/- for scouting activities will also be made by the Ministry of Railways. Rs. 24/- per capita allotted for “Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of natural calamities” will be made from the “SBF Calamity Relief Fund” at the level of the Ministry of Railways. Therefore, allotment for Rs.76/- will be authorized centrally by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) from sanctioned Budget allotments.

(Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2014/FU-l/1 dated 30.07.2014, 08.12.2014 and 01.06.2015)

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME-I, 1985 EDITION

(Second Reprint Edition-2003)

CHAPTER-8

Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Advance Correction Slip No.127.

0) Clause (1) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

In addition to the credits to the Fund detailed in Rule 804, there shall be credited to the fund on the 1st April of each financial year an annual grant from the revenues of the Railway at a per capita rate of Rs.800/- based on the sanctioned strength of non-gazetted Railway employees, permanent and temporary, as on the 31st March, posts charged to capital being excluded. The Fund shall be credited provisionally on the 1st April each year with an amount equal to the contribution for the previous year, the necessary adjustment being made as soon as the correct amount of the contribution has been determined. The distribution of Rs.800/- among different activities will be as under:

S. No Head/activity Allocation(in Rs) Scope
1. Education- Scholarship for Higher Technical/Professional education for wards of staff in grade pay of above Rs.2400/- and up to Rs.4200/- @ Rs. 1500/- pm.

116

For railway wards of employees in grade pay of above Rs.2400/- and upto Rs.4200/- pursuing higher technical/professional education.
2. Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of Girl children of staff in grade pay up to Rs.2,400/-@
Rs.1500/- pm
28 Scholarship for pursuing technical/ professional diploma/degree for girl children of railway employees up to Rs.2400/- in grade pay
3. Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of  Male children of staff in grade pay up to Rs.2,400/- @ Rs.1500/- pm 100 Scholarship for pursuing technical professional diploma/degree for male children of railway employees in grade pay up to Rs.2400/-
4. Women empowerment activities including seminar, training programmes camps, and gender sensitization camps etc. 28 Giving support to creches, arrangements for safety of women railway employees & other initiatives taken by Railways.

Download Railway Board RBE No.125/2015 ACS No.127 No. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4 dated 12.10.201

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Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Ministry of Railways has sent a letter to all the GMs of the Indian Railways and the Production Units regarding Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement and the Determination of appointing authority.

RBE No. 119/2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(D&A) 2012 Res-34

New Delhi, 30.09.2015.

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority reg.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter no. E(D&A) 2002 RGs-36 dated 25.11.2002 on the above subject relating to determination. of appointing authority for the purpose of imposition of the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement on a Railway servant.

2. It was clarified in the above referred instructions that the intention of Rule 2(1)(a) of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968 is that the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service should be imposed on a Railway servant only by the highest of the following authorities viz. the authority which actually appointed the railway servant to the relevant grade or post, or the authority which. is empowered to make appointment to that grade or post at the time of imposition of penalty. It was further emphasized that the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service should not be imposed by an authority which has merely issued the offer of appointment or order of promotion with regard to the appointment or promotion ordered by a competent authority higher to that authority.

3. In a PNM meeting with the NFIR, the Federation has stated that inspite of the above mentioned instructions, in some instances, the penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement were imposed on a Railway servant by an authority lower than the authority which had actually ordered the appointment/promotion of the Railway servant. It is therefore reiterated that a lower authority who has merely issued/signed the order regarding appointment/promotion which has been ordered by a higher authority, is not competent to impose the penalty or dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service on such Railway servant. Such action is not only violative of the RS(D&A) Rules but- also unlikely to withstand judicial scrutiny. Railways may therefore impress upon all concerned to adhere to the provisions of Railway Board’s letter no. E(D&A) 2002 RGG-36 dated 25.11.2002, as brought out in para 2 above.

4. Hindi version will follow. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S.Modi)
Dy. Director Estt. (D&A)
Railway Board

Download Railway Board letter No. E(D&A) 2012 Res-34 dated 30.09.2015

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2015

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners at Revised rate effective from 01.07.2015.

Railway Board Orders 2015

Railway Board has granted Dearness Relief to the Pensioners / family pensioners at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2015

S.No. PC-VI/357

RBE NO. 128/2015

Government of India
Ministry
of Railways
(Railway
Board)

No. PC-Vl/2008/1/7/2/2

The GMs/CAO(R).
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

New Delhi, dated 14.10.2015

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2015.

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/10/2014-P&PW (G) dated 28.09.2015 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners· Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. A concordance or DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions are given below:-

S.No Para . No. No. & date of Deptt, of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No. & date of corresponding ordersissued by Railway Board.
1. 1. O.M.No.42/10/2014 P&PW dated 27.04.2015. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/2 dated 01.05.2015
2. 2. ( i) O.M. No. 23/1 /97- P&PW (B)dated 23.02.1998(ii) O.M. No. 23/3/2008- P&PW (B)

dated l 5.09.2008

N.A.
3. 3. ( i) O.M. No. 4/59/97- P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 (ii) O.M. No. 4/29/99- P&PW (D)dated 12.07.2000 (i) F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dated 18.08.1998 (ii) F(E)III/96/PNI/9dated 02.08.2000
4. 5. (i) O.M. No. 45/73/97- P&PW (G)dated 02.07.1999(ii) O.M. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW (G)dated 09.07.2009 (i) F(E)III/99/PNI/21dated  05.08.1999(ii) E)III/2008/PNI/13dated  20.07.2009

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

DA: As above

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

F. No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
D a t e : 26th Sept, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1. 7 .2015.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014- P&PW(G) dated 27’h April, 2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% w.e.f. 1st July, 2015.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1197-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008- P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 113rct commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97- P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR@ 119% w.e.f. 1.7.2015 on full pension i.e., the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated 12.7.2000 refer.

4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2. 7 .1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8. The offices of Accountant General and authorised Pension Disbursing Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-11 dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANS No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (C53L)/81 dated the 2151 May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks

9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1/3/2015-E.ll(B) dated 23rd September, 2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

Please visit this Department’s website http://pensionersportal.gov.in for the orders on pension matters including above orders.

Download Railway Board letter S.No. PC-VI/357 RBE NO. 128/2015 dated 14.10.2015

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

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

Railway Board Order No. RBE 123/2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE 123/2015

No. E(P&A)II-2012/F.E.2/4

New Delhi, dated 12.10.2015.

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

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

Ref : PNM-NFIR Item No. 40/2012

During a meeting held on 15.07.2015 with the Board and the NFIR on the subject mentioned above. the Federation pointed out that railway quarters which are unfit for occupation or in a dilapidated condition are being allotted by the railway administration in the Zonal Railways/Units and thereby the affected railway employees are being denied HRA. The Federation further requested that necessary instructions may be issued in this regard.

2. In view of the above, all the Zonal Railways/Units may ensure that before allotment of railway quarters to eligible railway employees, it should be ensured that such railway quarters are fit for occupation.

3. This issues in consultation with the Land and Amenities Directorate of Railway Board.

4. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy.Dir. Esst.(P&A)-II
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E%28P&A%29/2015/RBE_123_2015.pdf

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Railway Board Order: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.07.2015

DA from July 2015 for Railway Employees – Railway Board Order for increase of DA from 113% to 119% with effect from July 2015

Payment of Dearness Allowance (119%) to Railway employees w.e.f 01.07.2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/356

RBE No.115/2015

No.PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 24/09/2015

The GMs CAO(R)
All zonal Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.07.2015

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 13.04.2015 (S.No.PC – VI 349, RBE No.35/2015) on the subject mentioned above. The president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 113% to 119% with effect from 1st July, 2015.

2. The provisions contained in para 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI.3, RBE NO.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

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

Sd/-
(M.K.Panda)
Jt. Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board.

Railway Board Signed Copy

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COMPREHENSIVE TRANSFER POLICY FOR RAILWAY OFFICERS

Silent features of Comprehensive Transfer Policy for Railway Officers: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(O)III/2014/PL/05

New Delhi, dated 31.08.2015

General Managers
All Indian Railways/Production Units
(As per Standard List)

Sub: COMPREHENSIVE TRANSFER POLICY FOR RAILWAY OFFICERS

1. The transfer policy for Railway Officers has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways. In supersession of all existing instructions, Ministry of Railways have now decided to formulate a Comprehensive Transfer Policy for Railway Officers. The salient features of the Comprehensive Transfer Policy are given in the succeeding paragraphs:
(i) Ordinarily a Group ‘A’ officer will not be transferred out of his allotted Zone/Unit till Selection Grade.

On empanelment to Group ‘A’, there may be inter-Zonal transfer of a Group ‘B’ officer with residual service of more than 3 years.
(ii) Officers, will be considered for posting to Railway Board/RDSO/CTIs/PUs/Other Units in’administrative interest after completion of minimum of 5 years in allotted zone.

(iii) No request for transfer will be considered till completion of 5 years in assigned zone.
(iv) Transfers and postings will be done against clear vacancy of a sanctioned post. The present policy of posting officers to the Eastern Region on return from deputation abroad will continue to be followed.
(v) Posting in Railway Board/CTl/RDSO/RRB is tenure posting having maximum tenure of 5 years and not a deputation post. Hence, normal procedure for inter Railway/Unit transfers be followed.
(vi) A cooling off period of minimum 3 years between two tenures in Railway Board/RDSO will be required.
(vii) Normally, minimum tenure on a particular post at a time will be 2 years and maximum tenure will be 5 years. For sensitive posts, maximum tenure will be 4 years. Minimum tenure will not be applicable for Junior Scale/Senior Scale officers of Group A. However, in administrative exigencies, relaxation may be granted by cadre controlling officer.
(viii) Total stay at a stretch at a particular station should not be more than 10 years and the total cumulative stay (in broken spells) should not be more than 15 years. Deputation to PSUS and other Ministries will not be counted for this purpose. This will be implemented in a phased manner.
(ix) In case of IRMS doctors (including Dental Cadre) in Railways, the proposed policy will be as per following guidelines
    (a) The transfer of doctors within and outside the zone should be decided by the Railways/Board at appropriate level on case-to-case basis, keeping in view the administrative interest. Total stay at a stretch/cumulative stay (inbroken spells in a particular station) be limited to 15&20 years respectively. However, while issuing such transfer orders the following guidelines should be observed.
    (1) Super specialist doctors can only be transferred from one super speciality centre to another super specialty center of same specialities.
    (2) Senior specialist of Central Hospital of the Zone or Division should be transferred to another Divisional or Zonal Centre of equal status.
    (3) General Duty Medical Officers and Dental Surgeon can be shifted from one such post to equivalent post in other places.
Note : The idea behind these guidelines is that specialist services are not disturbed while keeping the administrative interest in mind.
(x) Transfer of RPF/RPSF personnel will be in terms of Railway Board Standing Order No.102 and 110 issued by DG/RPF. Total stay at a stretch at a particular station should not be more than 10 years and the total cumulative stay (in broken spells) should not be more than 15 years.
(xi) In terms of para 124 of IREC, Vol.1, GMs have full powers to make rules, with regard to non-gazetted Railway Servants. No change is recommended. Maximum tenure on sensitive posts will however be 4 years. In case of non-gazetted Railway employees, no inter railway transfer request will be considered till completion of 5 years of joining Railway.
(xii) Deputation of Railway Officers will be governed by DOP&T’s guidelines as adopted by Ministry of Railways vide letter No.2010/F(E)Il/1(1)/1 dated 28.07.2010.
(xiii) Transfers other than those caused due to promotion, deputation/return from deputation, retirements etc. will be generally issued from January to March. However, in administrative exigencies, transfer orders may be issued as and when required.
(xiv) The controlling officer will ensure that the officer transferred will be relieved within a maximum period of one month.
(xv) A government servant who is also a care giver of disabled child may be exempted from the routine exercise of transfer/rotational transfer subject to administrative constraints as per OM No.42011/3/2014-Estt.(Rs.) dated 6.6.2014
(xvi) Every effort will be made to post the husband and wife at the same station as detailed in DOP&T’s Circular No. F.No.28034/9/2009-Estt(A) dated 30th September 2009.
(xvii) All fresh transfer orders will be governed by this policy.
(xviii) In future, requests for inter railway transfers from officers will be done online for which a system will be developed separately and circulated.
(N .Soman)
Joint Secretary (Gazetted)
Railway Board

Source:NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UWGtBQ2tDRkJsNFp2eWhfeS02R0l2dUFHam53/view]

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Privilege Pass, PTO, Post Retirement Complimentary Pass from next year’s account should be issued 5 months in advance

Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass from next year’s account should be issued 5 months in advance: Railway Board Order

Government of India
Ministry of‘Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W) 2007/PS5-1/9

New Delhi dated 02.09.2015

General Manager (P)
Eastern Railway
Kolkata.

Sub: Issue of advance Pass from next year’s account.

Ref: ER’s letter No.G470/0/1/XlV/P dated 31.08.2015.

With reference to ER’s letter cited above, it is advised that Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass from next year’s account should be issued 5 months in advance in terms of amendments made to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993) through ACS No.73, issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 26.03.2012 which are reproduced below:-

Item 3 (xiv) of Schedule-II (Privilege Pass/PTO):-

When an employee has availed all passes due to him/her in a calendar year, one set of passes and/or one set of PTO may be issued to him/her for journeys commencing in the next year only and the Pass/PTO may be debited to the next year’s pass account. Such advance issue of Pass/PTO should not exceed one month more than the Advance Reservation Period i.e. five months at present, of the current year, in general, from the date of issue.

Item (i) under column 4 “other facilities” of Schedule-IV (PRCP):-

A retired Railway Servant may be issued on his/her request one set of Complimentary Pass one month more than the Advance Reservation Period ie. five months at present, in general, in advance of the current calendar year from the date of issue for journeys commencing in the next year duly debiting such issue of Complimentary pass in the next year’s account.

2. Accordingly, passes debitable to next year’s account and valid for travel in January 2016 may issue in September 2015.

(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: Indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E%28W%29/2015/Issue_Adcance%20_Pass_090915.pdf]

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Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers: Railway Board Order

Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers: Railway Board Order

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

No. F(E)I/2009/AL-28/21

New Delhi, Dated 25 08.2015

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List)

Sub: Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.

It has been decided by the Board, after discussions with both the Federations, to modify the provisions regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers contained-in para 2 of Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2006/AL-28/15 dt. 12.03.2008. Accordingly, para 2 of the said letter, is partially modified to read as under:

    “2. As per the provisions contained in Supplementary Rule 186 and Government of India’s order (l) there under, read with Note 8 under Rule 26 of Staff Car Rules, Staff Car Drivers who perform a ‘local journey’ or journey on touring on the official vehicle in his charge, may draw travelling allowance under the ordinary rules as admissible to other Railway employees even if the journeys does not involve the absence of at least one night from his Headquarters. When they perform local journeys for distance exceeding 8 Kms. beyond prescribed hours of duty and such journeys involve absence of a night from head quarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. under ordinary rules admissible to other employees, for the period beyond duty hours, in addition to OTA. In case the journey does not/involve their absence of one night from their headquarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. for the period beyond duty hours subject to the condition that DA shall be payable for the period with reference to which D.A. has been drawn. In such cases, they have the option to draw either OTA or DA on any day on which such journeys have been undertaken.”

2. This would be applicable to all Drivers irrespective of the type of vehicle they drive.

3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue. Past cases, will, however, continue to be dealt with under provisions of letter No. F(E)l/2006/AL-28/15 dt. 12.03.08.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

5 . Receipt of the letter may be acknowledged.

(Somali Chaturvedi)

Dy. Director Finance (Estt)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Fixation of stipend for Apprentice JEs selected through LDCE during their training period: Railway Board Order

Fixation of stipend for Apprentice JEs selected through LDCE during their training period: Railway Board Order

Ministry of Railways has issued order to all GMs and Zonal Railways and PUs on Fixation of stipend for Apprentice JEs selected through LDCE during their training period.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
Railway Board

S.No.PC-VI/ 351

RBE No.73/2015

N o.PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend)

New Delhi, dated 30.06.2015

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

Sub: – Fixation of stipend for Apprentice JEs selected through LDCE during their training period.

Ref: PNM/AIRF item No.11/ 2013.

All Indian Railwaymen’s Federation have raised the issue regarding fixation of stipend for Apprentice IE5 selected through LDCE during their training period. The issue was discussed in PNM meeting and it has been decided to-reiterate the existing relevant provisions of IREM. In this context, attention is invited to para-1905 (2) of IREM Vol.H (Revised Edition-1990) which stipulates as under:-

“………..Permanent Railway servants on appointment as apprentices in any category may be granted pay equivalent to the rate of stipend laid down for that particular category of Apprentices or their substantive pay as admissible to them from time to time whichever is higher. Temporary railway servants on appointment as apprentices in any category may be granted pay equivalent to the rate of stipend drawn by the Apprentices in their category”.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

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

Download Railway Board letter S.No.PC-VI/ 351 RBE No.73/2015 dated 30.06.2015

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Grant of Special Casual Leave to Railway employees from Hudhud Cyclone & J&K Flash floods effected

Grant of Special Casual Leave to Railway employees from Hudhud Cyclone & J&K Flash floods effected : Railway Board Order

RBE No. 72/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(G)2015/LE 1-1

Rail Bhawan, New Delhi, dated 30-06-2015

The General Manager(s)
East Coast Railway, Bhubaneswar.
Northern Railway, Baroda House, New Delhi.

Sub: Grant of special leave to the Railway staff who remained absent from duty to Hudhud Cyclone that affected badly coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha States (EcoR) and the flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir State.

The matter regarding grant of Special Casual Leave to Railway employees who could not attend duty due to hudhud cyclone which badly affected the coastal areas ofAndhra Pradesh and Odisha States in the 2nd week of October, 2014, and the flash floods in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, was taken up by All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF).

The issue has been carefully considered by the Board and it has been decided that Special Casual Leave upto a maximum of three days may be granted to the affected employees who stay at places far away from their Headquarters, as a result of which they have to commute a long distance to their office, and due to dislocation of traffic arising out of the aforesaid natural calamities they were not able to undertake the journey and report to the Headquarters for duty.

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

(D. Joseph)
Dy. Dir. Estt. (Genl.)

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/RBE_72.pdf

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Children Education Allowance – Frequently asked questions – Railway Board Orders on 1.6.2015

Children Education Allowance -Frequently asked questions – Railway Board Orders on 1.6.2015

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4

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

New Delhi, Dated: 01-06-2015

Sub: Children Education Allowance -Frequently asked questions.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions /clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2. Now, DOP&T has inter-alia issued clarification on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in terms of their Office Memorandum No. 1-11020/1/2014-Estt.(AL).

The text of OM is tabulated below for guidance of all concerned.

Completer Railway Board Orders RBE 53/2015 has been uploaded below :-

S.No. Question Answer
1 Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for the
(a) Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs'; Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognised educational institution.
(b) Third child if either of the first two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to school; Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant except when the 2nd child birth in multiple births of the Child is born due to failure of sterilization operation.
(c) The children borne out of second marriage or the children of second wife/husband in additions to children from first marriage; Reimbursement is allowed to only the eldest surviving children of the Government servant.
(d) Entitlement of number of Note Books; Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution.

Source: AIRF

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Ramzan Ifter – Muslim Railway employees may be allowed to leave office early – Railway Board order

Ramzan Ifter – Muslim Railway employees may be allowed to leave office early – Railway Board order

 

Relief for Muslim Employees observing fast during Ramzan month & traveling long distances for IFTAR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2015/G/35/1

Dated : 15.06.2015

CIRCULAR

 

During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.

It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observe fast and are required to tavel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early wherever feasible.

sd/-
(P.S.Meena)
Director (General Admn.)
Railway Board

To,
All Officers/branches in Railway Board’s Office.

Click to view the order

 

Source: NFIR

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Railways to celebrate International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2015

Railways to celebrate ‘International Day of Yoga’ on 21st June, 2015: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(MPP)2015/3/12

New Delhi-  dated-18-05-2015.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Director Generals,
RDSO/Lucknow.
NAIR/Vadodara.

Directors/Centralized Training institutes.
CMDs of Railway PSUs.

Sub: Celebration on 21st June 2015 as ‘International Day of Yoga’.

You are aware that United Nations has declared 21st June to be celebrated as ‘International Day of Yoga’.
Since it would be the first occasion, it has been decided that Indian Railways may celebrate 21st June 2015 as International Yoga Day in a big way befitting the occasion and to spread awareness. To mark this occasion in a big way, Railways/PUs etc. are requested to take the following actions on 21.6.2015:
  • All offices will open on 21.6.2015 in the forenoon and officers/officials may be directed to report at 9.00 AM.
  • Organize Pranayam, Meditation, Yoga demonstrations by engaging Professional Yoga Trainers and arranging mass participation by employees from 9 to 10 AM at all Zonal Headquarters, Divisional Headquarters, Production Units, major workshops, Depots and other units including training institutes.
  • The above may be followed by a workshop on the usefulness of yoga through Professional Yoga practitioners giving a discourse/demonstration on the usefulness and health/spiritual benefits of yoga.
  • Arrange show casing of promotional films on yoga and distribution of educational & communicational material on yoga, including putting up posters to give wide publicity and coverage for the event.
  • lntra-Railway and Intro-Division and Intro-Workshop prizes may be distributed to the best practitioners of yoga.
  • All officers/officials may be motivated to participate on this occasion in large numbers by explaining them the benefits & importance of yoga in our life.
Ministry of Ayush, Government of India has released a logo and a booklet on ‘Common Protocol of Yoga Asanas to be performed during mass Yoga demonstration’ on 21 June 2015, which may be downloaded from their website (www.nhp.gov.in) for guidance.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(R.R.PRASAD)
Exec.Director (Trg. & MPP)
Railway Board.

Copy to:
Secretary, Railway Board. He is requested to make similar arrangements to celebrate
this day in Railway Board.

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/mgt_ser/MPP_Training_Circular/2015/Yoga_Day_210615.pdf

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