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

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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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Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage

Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage

Railway Heritage

(Government of India)
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)

No. 2018/Heritage/Misc/1

New Delhi; Dated: 12.06.2018

General Manager(s)
All Indian Railways
Sub: Contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum- Coach” basis for preservation of Railway Heritage.

For meaningful preservation and revival/ restoration of railway heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipment, steam powered equipment etc., Board (MS & FC) has approved contractual engagement of retired railway staff on “Consultant-cum-Coach” basis as per following stipulations initially for a period of one year:

(i) Principal HODs (PHOD) of Zonal Railways shall be empowered to engage retired railway employees having adequate skills for consulting and guiding the process of revival and preservation of heritage items like steam locomotives, vintage coaches, steam cranes, semaphore signals, station equipments, steam powered equipments etc.

(ii) PHODs shall be empowered to ‘Search’ & ‘Select’ appropriate retired railway staff for aforesaid engagement keeping in view his/ her good health and level of his/her relevant skills/ knowledge.

(iii) The engagement will be purely on contractual short term basis with a maximum tenure of six months at a time and not against vacancies for doing regular work.

(iv) Number of retired staff and period of engagement will be decided by concerned PHOD in consultation with PFA & PCPO depending upon the actual workload. PHODs can engage up to a maximum of 10 (Ten) retired railway staff (considering that there may be more than one location in the Railway like Workshops, Museums etc. where such engagements are needed concurrently) at any point of time.

(v) The retired railway staff will be paid Rs. 1200/- (Rupees One Thousand Two Hundred only) per day on consolidated basis. However, in no case the remuneration for retired staff shall exceed last pay drawn when added to pension. No other remuneration like OT, TA, DA, accommodation or transport will be admissible.

(vi) The upper age limit for engagement of retired railway staff shall be 65 years.

Sd/-
(Subrata Nath)
Executive Director/Heritage
Railway Board Sd/-
(A K Chandra)
Executive Director/ Transformation Cell
Railway Board

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Policy regarding uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways.

Policy regarding uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards

New Delhi, dated: 08.06.2018

The General Manager, All lndian Railways/PUS, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAlR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Medical Identity Cards – Uniformity and renewal

For bringing uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following.

1. The Medical Identity Card should be a plastic based card, the size of which should be same as that of the debit/credit cards issued by banks.

2. A strip at the top of the card should have different color for serving and retired employees and their dependents as per extant instructions on color of Medical Identity Cards.

3. A separate Medical Identity Card, with unique all India number, should be issued to the employee as well as each dependent. The card of the dependent may also bear the Medical Card number of the primary serving/retired employee. The numbering scheme is to be decided by Establishment Directorate.

4. The level of entitlement of employee, which indicates the level of facilities to be provided to the beneficiaries, should be indicated on the card. The pattern being used by CGHS may be adopted with suitable modifications, if required. Health directorate may decide the same.

5. The Medical Identity Card for beneficiaries upto the age of 15 years should be made valid for 5 years, after which these should be renewed. For beneficiaries above the age of 15 years, the Medical Identity Card should be renewed on attaining the age of 40 years and at the time of retirement. The Medical Identity Card should also be reissued on change of level of entitlement.

6. Only bare minimum information of the beneficiary may be visible on the card. The following data may be printed on the card:

a. The name of the Railway
b. Medical Card Number
c. Name & Medical Card Number of the Primary holder in case of card of dependent
d. Name of the card holder
e. Year of Birth
f. Date of validity of the card
g. Level of entitlement of medical facilities
h. Health Unit
i. Blood Group
j. Photograph
k. Signature/LTI of the beneficiary
l. Signature/Designation of issuing authority
m. Electronic card reading may be incorporated where such systems are implemented.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

(Rajesh Gupta)
Executive Director
Transformation Cell

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

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Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission

Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission: Railway Board’s clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/LMB-II/2/26

New Delhi, dated: 21/05/2018

General Manager
South Eastern Railway
Kolkata

Sub: Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Ref: SER’s letter No. L/Housing Policy/Improvement/225 dated 16.05.2018

This is in reference to SER’s letter quoted above.

It is advised that the level of pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC are corresponding to grade pay, as such the instruction issued vide Board’s letter under reference still holds good. It is further advised that there has been no change in the entitlement of the railway employees for Railway accommodation. Eligibility of entitlement and eligibility to register for the waiting list of a particular type of quarter are two different issues, should be dealt with separately.

(Chander Shekhar)
Joint Director/Land & Amenities
Railway Board.

Source: secr.indianrailways.gov.in

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Suitability Test

Compassionate grounds

RBE 81/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 81/2018

No. E(NG)II/20 li/RC-1/GenI/f New Delhi, dated 07 .06.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds- Suitability Test- regarding .

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)II/84/RC-1/174 dated 25.06.1985, No. E(NG)ll/88/RC-1/1/Policy dated 02.11.1989 read with para 2(i) of letter No. E(NG)Il/88/RC- 111/Policy dated 16.05.1991, stipulating inter-alia, that suitability of a person to be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds should be assessed by an appropriate suitability test, keeping the compassion in view. Board’s letter dated 25.06.1985 has laid down that such appointment be considered as per the educational qualification possessed by the candidate.

2. As regards number of chances, this Ministry’s letter dated 28.04.1999 (RBE No. 84/1999), 21.09.2001(RBE No. 192/2001) and dated 02.03.2012 ( RBE No. 28/2012), specify the number of chances to be given to a candidate (wards as well as widow/wife), for appearing in the suitability test for appointment on compassionate grounds to Non-Gazetted posts on the Railways. Accordingly, at present, there are three (03) and four (04) chances available for wards and widow/wife respectively. 3. It has come to the notice that not only the procedure adopted for conducting suitability test and additional chances to be given to candidates for appointment on compassionate grounds by the Zonal Railways vary from the instructions issued at paras I and 2 above, but the directives/intent of stipulation made in the instruction ibid are also not being followed in true spirit.

4. Accordingly, the matter has been looked into. It has now been decided by the Board that in compliance of letters mentioned at para 2 above, maximum of three such chances to the wards and four chances may be given to widow/wife commensurate with their educational qualification to the post and suitability may be adjudged accordingly. Second chance should be given as a rule and uniformally followed.

5. It is also reiterated that 2nd chance to wards and widow should be given with the approval of competent authority (DRMs/HODs/CWMs as the case may be). However, 3rd chance to ward/widow/wife and 41h chance to widow/wife will require personal approval of the General Manager.

6. In case a request has been received from the candidate for appointment on other Railway, his/her case may be transferred eylongwith all relevant papers to that Railway. Assessment of suitability may be done by the Railway where the candidate is to be appointed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Source: airfindia.org

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Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance

7th CPC –  Post Graduate Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2017/AL-2

PC-VII No. 104,

RBE No. 75/2018

New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government – Post Graduate Allowance.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to revision of allowances, the President is pleased to decide that Medical Officers will be granted Post Graduate Allowance as detailed below:

Post Graduate Allowance

S. NO

CATEGORY

REVISED RATES

1 Railway Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having Post Graduate degree qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 2250/- p.m
2 General Duty Doctors up to the level of non-functional selection grade having P G Diploma qualification recognised under Indian Medical Council Act, 1956. 1350/- p.m

2. The rates of this allowance will further rise by 25 percent each time DA payable on revised pay scales rises by 50 percent. The revised rates of the allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

3. The terms & conditions as contained in para 1426 of IREC Vol.II (Sixth Edition – 1987, Second Reprint Edition 2005), will remain unchanged.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,

(N.P.Singh)
Jt. Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 28.05.2018

No. E(P&A)I-2017/ AL-2

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Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2017/Trans/01/Policy

New Delhi,dated: 31-05-2018

Managing director
CRIS
New Delhi

Sub: Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

A Director’s committee was constituted by the Board on the above subject. Keeping in view the recommendations of the committee, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following the implementation on IR:

1.0 CRIS will develop an online booking system with automated allotment facility for a specified percentage of rooms for the following categories:-

(i) Staff/Supervisors rest rooms
(ii) Holiday Homes (Officers/Staff)
(iii) Community Centers/Halls
(iv) Officers Rest House

2.0 The automated online allotment system may inter alia consider the following.

2.1 Master Data at the backend

2.1.1 Personal information of the staff/officers : Name, Designation, Grade Pay, Grade, Mobile number/CUG, E-mail Id etc. be linked to IPAS by CRIS. This will generate a password and username. Ideally AADHAR Number may be used. For retired Employees ARPAN may be used and for employees on deputation, the lien Railway may be asked to verify and generate username and password.

The software to be developed by CRIS may have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the users.

2.1.2 Rest house detail and its inventory : Location of rest house (Zone, Division, state, District or place, Address) type of facility (ORH,Staff/Supervisor rest house, Holiday Home, Community Hall) type of rooms (Double Bed, Multiple Beds, Dormitory, Suite with AC or Non AC Classification), location on Google map with photographs may be provided.

The Software to be developed by CRIS should have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the Railways.

2.1.3 Structure of ‘Admin’ for the allotment and monitoring : There will be a Super Admin at Board level and ‘Admin’ at Divisional level for allotment, operation and monitoring DRM office will have control on allotment for rest houses in open line, CAO/C office for rest house in construction Organization and GM office for production units.

3.0 Policy/Procedural issues

3.1 Advance Booking Period: At present there is no uniform policy in practice across IR. Advance Booking period of one month for Rest House facilities and two months for Holiday Home and Community Halls may be provided for in the software by CRIS.

3.2 There shall be an Automatic allotment (Software generated) of rooms/beds upto 70% of the total numbers, truncated to lower integer. For example in case rooms are 7, then 70% would be 4.9, this would be truncated to 4 for automatic and 3 for manual allotment called emergency allotment. Rooms against emergency allotment are to be allotted only after rooms against automatic allotment are booked.

3.3 Online payment facility and uniform room rent policy : Following room rents have been approved for uniform implementation across IR, depending upon the city and type of the room. The payment for the rest house shall be made online for all rooms with automatic allotment. The manual facility may also be continued for some time. For 70% auto allotment, advance online payment may be made compulsory. Payment Gateway may be provided by CRIS for this purpose.

The Room rents per day for officer Rent Houses/Holiday Homes are as under:-

Category of Stations / Cites ON DUTY ON Private Account For Guests
AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room
A Nil Nil 300 240 930 400
B Nil Nil 200 160 600 240
C Nil Nil 100 80 480 160

* Dormitory on private account – Rs.50/Bed

3.4 Online check-in and Check-out facility : This will improve the rest house availability as room will be instantaneously available after checkout. check in and checkout may be done by the official himself or the supervisor/Caretaker of the facility.

3.5 Multiple ORH at big place : Many facilities are available at big cities and booked by different agencies like GM office, DRM office, and construction organization etc. also one rest house is booked by multiple agencies like Rail Nivas, New Delhi. In partial modification of the existing instructions, it has been decided that the DRM office of the station will be single point office, for allotment of all facilities except construction ORH, which will have the ‘Admin’ in construction organization.
In case of more than one DRM office at one place like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata Nagpur each one will control it in specific divisional area, this will be clearly indicated on the website.

3.6 Maximum rooms to be allotted : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.7 Maximum duration for allotment : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.8 Prevention of Multiple Bookings: In case of multiple rest houses in a city, the system shall be able to allot the rooms as per the maximum allotment permissible at the station among all the facilities of the city.

3.9 Cancellation and Modification: Officials will be allowed to modify the request and also to cancel the request. The online amount paid for booking will not be refunded for the facilities except Community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the facilities except community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the waiting list.

An official may be allowed to cancel the booking of holiday homes only three times in a year After this a no consideration period of six months for auto allotment of that facility may be imposed on the official. But the official may be permitted to get booking done on manual allotment basis.

In case of administrative requirement, ‘Admin’ may cancel the booking. In Case of special occasion like marriage, special booking through ‘Admin’ may be made.

3.10 Feedback and Rating:

Feedback as a one click system (star rating0 at the time of checking out, may be made. It will also have provision for remarks, visible to all users.

4.0 CRIS may consider the above and develop the application software and put it on trial for two months for obtaining feed back and making corrective action if any in consultation with Transformation cell.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(T.K.Pandey)
Executive Director, Transformation

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Upper age limit for direct recruitment to non-gazetted

Railways: Relaxation in upper age limit for direct recruitment to non-gazetted posts are also applicable in the case of engagement of substitutes

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

No.E(NG)-II/94/RR-1/29/Pt.(3246807)

New Delhi, dated:21.05.2018.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways.

Reference has been received from one of the zonal railways, seeking clarification, whether Board’s instructions contained in the letter of even number dated 21.02.2018 (RBE No.25/2018), regarding relaxation of upper age limit are applicable in the case of engagement of substitutes or otherwise.

The matter has been looked into and it is clarified that relaxation in upper age limit provided vide RBE No.25/2018 are also applicable in the case of engagement of substitutes.

(This disposes of South Central Railway’s letter No.P(R)/563/XII dated 06.03.2018)

(Ravi Shekhar)
Jt.Dir.Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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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

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Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2017-E(SCT)I/22/5

Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 23-05-2018

General Managers (P)
All Inidan Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting.

Ref: (1) Board’s Letter No.80E(SCT)/15/1(Pt.II) dated 21.09.1982
(2) Board’s Letter No.96-E(SCT)I/71/5 dated 28.08.1997

In terms of Board’s letter 21.09.1982 and 28.08.1997, the facility of Special Casual Leave and Special Passes were granted to the office bearers of All India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association (AISCSTREA) and all India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association (AIOBCREF/A) as and when they are required to attend the Informal meetings at the zonal Railways /Railway Board’s level.

2. However, one of the railway has sought clarification on special Casual Leave to be granted to office bearers of the recognized welfare associations viz. AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting called for by the Railway Board/Zonal or divisional railway administration.

3. The matter has been examined and it has now been decided that 2 days special casual leave should be granted )one day for informal meeting and one day prior for their internal meeting) plus the journey time to the office bearers of all India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association and All India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association for attending the Informal Meeting as and when called for by the Administration at Railway Board/Zonal/Divisional level.

This has the approval of Competent Authority.

S/d,
(U.V.Mehta)
Jt.Director Estt. (Res.)

Source: NFIR

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Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

NFIR: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission

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

PC-VII No.:102/2018
RBE No.63/2018

New Delhi, Dated 27-04-2018

No.F(E)Spl./2008/ADV.3/6 (7th CPC)

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per Standard List)

Subject: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations.

A copy of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-III section)’s OM No.I.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 31.01.2018 pertaining to small family norms in HBA rules-2017 is sent herewith for applying mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees. As per the said OM, interest rebate avaliable to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017. Ministry of finance’s OM dated 07.07.2017 cited in the aforesaid MoH&UA’s OM dated 31.01.2018 has already been circulated by pay commission directorate vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28.07.2017 (RBE No.77/2017)

Encl: as above

S/d,
(G.Priya Sudarsan)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing -III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 31.01.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Small Familly Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC- reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Ministry of Finance’s OM No.12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that interest rebate available to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017

S/d,
(shallendra Vikram singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel: 011-23062798

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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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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Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions

Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions reg

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

No.F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41

RBE No.67/2018

New Delhi, dated 10.05.2018

General Manager,
All Indian Railways, PUs etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

 

Sub: Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions reg.

 In continuation to Board’s letter of even number dated 24.04.2018 (RBE No 61/2018), it has been decided that regular SAG officers, on tour may travel by ‘J’ / Business Class by Air within the country also

2. This has the approval of competent authority.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

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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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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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