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Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – Clarification

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS: AIRF writes to Railway Board on clarification

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation

D.O. No.AIRF/MACPS

Dated : 22.05.2017

Sub: Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – Clarification reg.

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2016/MACPS/1 dated 19.05.2017

This issue has been discussed with you on several occasions individually as well as jointly, where I mentioned that, the Cabinet Secretary has agreed to us that, the Railways being working under different working conditions, and for operation of the trains, a flow process system is in vogue, that is the reason, in the selections for various posts and categories; benchmarking system had been introduced after VI CPC when DoP&T issued instructions that, financial upgradation under MACPS should be based on “Very Good” benchmark. Even DoP&T agreed that the same benchmark should be used for MACPS which is in vogue for selection in case of the Railway employees.

Now, it is a matter of utter surprise that, on the reference as well as reply from the DoP&T, the Railways had issued instructions for “Very Good” benchmark for financial upgradation under MACPS. This issue is very sensitive and will definitely create lots of agitations because, in the MACPS benchmark of “Very Good” will be considered for consecutive three years. In most of the cases employees will be deprived of from MACPS. Since Railways are working in a flow process system, wherein, instead of individual contribution, joint contribution of the employees has their weightage.

We sincerely hope that, you will kindly intervene in the matter and as has been advised by the Cabinet Secretary, the same benchmark, which is prevalent for selection should be in vogue in case of MACPS also.

With Kind regards!

Yours sincerely,
Sd/-,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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

Source : AIRF

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-instead of Grade Pay hierarchy

MACP on Promotional Hierarchy instead of Grade Pay: Less advantageous in some cases (Clerical & Steno): Railway Board unveils with example

GOVERNMENT of INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

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

New Delhi,
dated :19.05.2017

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

Sir,

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

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 10.04.2017 on the above subject and to state that Board’s reply dt. 17.04.2017 is based on the factual position relating to financial upgradiation being granted presently which has been ascertained from Northern Railway.

Meanwhile an another Railway i.e. Western Railway vide their letter dt. 06.03.2017 has also apprised that Accounts Clerk and Stenographers are getting GP Rs.4600/- and GP Rs.4800/- as 3rd MACPS respectively whereas under the ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- for Accounts Clerks and Rs.4600 for Stenographer would be admissible. Thus, the Federation’s contention that ACP is more advantageous than MACP Scheme for certain categories of employees is contrary to the factual position.

Further, the submissions made by the Federation seems based on theoretical premise and the same is contrary to the situation factually obtaining on Zonal Railways. As such, the Federations’ allegation that Staff are put in disadvantageous position on account of financial upgradation allowed in pay structure hierarchy under MACPS is not found validate. As requested, a copy of supporting order in respect of Office Clerk/Accounts Clerk Cadre is furnished herewith.

In view of the above, Federation is requested to appreciate the factual position. DA: As above.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-

for Secretary,
Railway Board

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Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS clarification

7thCPC-MACP

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. PC-V/2016/MACPS/1

New Delhi,
Dated :19.05.2017

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

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

Sirs,

Sub:- Recommendations of 7th CPC on benchmark for the purpose of MACPS – clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 23.01.2017 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/MACPS (848), dt. 17.03.2017 on the above subject.The matter has been consulted with DoPT, the nodal department of Govt. on the subject and DoPT have stated that 7th CPC in para 5.1.45 of its report recommended that the benchmark, in the interest of improving performance level, be enhanced from ‘Good’ to ‘Very Good’. In addition, introduction of more stringent criteria such as clearing of departmental examinations or mandatory training before grant of MACP can also be considered by the Government. This recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted by the Cabinet. Hence, withdrawal of DoPT’s OM dt. 28.09.2016 is not feasible.

As DoPT is nodal department of Govt. for the purpose of MACPS, this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions issued by them.

Yours faithfully,

S/d
for Secretary, Railway Board

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Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways – full implementation of the report of Joint Committee

Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways – full implementation of the report of Joint Committee-reg.

No. IV/Committee/Track Maintainer/Part III                         

Dated: 18/05/2017

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Career Progression of Track Maintainers in Railways – full implementation of the report of Joint Committee-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 1/2015.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. 2010/CE-1(Spl)/GNS/15 (Pt.) dated 17/08/2012, E(NG)I-2012/PM5/1 dated 13/08/2013, No. 2012/CE-1/GNS/20 dated 01/04/2014 & No. E(NG) I-2012/PM/1 dated 14/10/2014.
  • NFIR’s letter No. IV/Committee/Track Maintainer/Pt. III dated 12/04/2016, 10/08/2016, 01/11/2016 & 28/11/2016.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016, while discussing the subject matter, Official Side conveyed that the matter has been examined in the Pay Commission Directorate and full facts of the case have been put up for decision on modalities of implementation to Civil Engineering Directorate.

In this connection, Federation reminds the Railway Board that the subject relating to revision of percentages in the Track Maintainer category to 10 : 20 : 20 : 50 in VI CPC GP 2800, 2400, 1900 & 1800 respectively was discussed between the Federations and the Board (MS & FC) on 27/09/2013 when Shri Subodh Jain, Member Staff/Member Engineering was present. During the meeting, it was agreed to revise the percentage distribution of the Track Maintainers in the ratio of 6 : 12 : 22 : 60 in lieu of existing 3 : 6 : 20 : 71 and further upward revision would again be decided later on. In the further meeting held between the Federations and the full Board on 07/02/2014 an agreement was reached (vide Item No. 4) and in this connection extract of minutes of meeting is re­produced below:-

“It was agreed that the percentage distribution of posts in the ratio of 6 : 12 : 20 : 60 as per minutes of the separate meeting held on 27/09/2013 would be implemented for which matching surrender would not necessarily be from the Trackmen cadre only. Further, improvement in cadre structure could be considered after reasonable period of residency has elapsed. However, the matching surrender shall be needed”.

Federation is disappointed to notice that the Railway Board instead of fulfilling its commitment has conveyed (citing DC/JCM Item No. 15/2012) that the “Board had decided to keep the existing percentage distribution of posts of Track Maintainer as 6 : 12 : 22 : 60 in the Track Maintainer category Grade-I, II, III & IV respectively” without caring to give cognizance to its commitment dated 27/09/2013 and 07/02/2014. The Board’s status report amounts to breach of agreement.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly see that the commitment given to the Federations is fulfilled duly revising the percentage distribution of Track Maintainers to 10 : 20 : 20 : 50 in VI CPC GP 2800/-, 2400/-, 1900/- & 1800/- respectively with retrospective effect. Federation also demands meeting at the level of CRB.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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NFIR’s Charter of Demands – SPAD Definition to be reviewed to prevent harassment and victimization of Running and Safety categories’ Staff (Item No. 30 of Charter of Demands)

No. II/34/Part 16

 Dated: 18/05/2017

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: NFIR’s Charter of Demands – SPAD Definition to be reviewed to prevent harassment and victimization of Running and Safety categories’ Staff (Item No. 30 of Charter of Demands)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/WCM/209 dated 01/06/2013.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. 2013/E(LR)-11/1/15 dated 02/09/2013 to

    GS/NFIR.

  • NFIR’s letter No. II/34/Part XIII dated 10/02/2016.

While enclosing copy of its letter No. II/34/Part XIII dated 10/02/2016, on the subject, the Federation conveys its disappointment over non-responsive attitude of Railway Board on Federation’s communication.

  1. In this connection, Federation desires to bring to the kind notice of the Board (CRB) that the subject matter has also been dealt by the High Power Committee (R&S) constituted by the Railway Board to review the duty hours of Running and other safety related categories of staff and the HPC (R&S) gave recommendations vide Para 9.12 of its report as under:-

“Existing instructions of minimum punishment to staff for SPAD cases should be reviewed to ensure that the decision takes into account the gravity of the offence (repercussions of the SPAD) and also the Loco Pilot’s past record [Para 4.3.1.3 (1)]”.

  1. Federation however is surprised to note that the Railway Board had taken arbitrary decisions vide minutes of the meeting of the full Board held on 06/10/2015 & 08/12/2015 which were circulated vide No. E(LL)/2015/HPC/2/Pt. MS dated 01/02/2016 without caring to consult
  2. Further to above, Federation conveys following points in support of our contention that there is urgent need to define `SPAD’ so as to ensure that conclusions are arrived yet judiciously.
  • SPAD (Signal Passing At Danger) is an unusual occurrence and can happen on account of human failure or the failure of machine/equipment.
  • Even the human failures could be due to the failure of brake or signalling system or incorrect operation of signal.

To monitor the SPAD cases DATA LOGGERS have been provided. It is also an admitted fact that reduction in the distance of Relay after the stop signal from 13 mtrs to 03 mtrs has been contributing for increase in the number of SPAD cases.

Though there is a provision in General Rules (GRS) that if a train stops at main line, the speed should be reduced to 50 Kmph at outer most facing point to reduce SPAD, the Loco Pilots are however afraid of adhering to the speed limit to avoid loss of punctuality in trains.

  1. To minimize/eliminate the incidents of SPAD, Federation therefore suggests following measures:-
  • The Home Signal of the station may be kept at an ‘adequate distance’ to reduce unusual

    The adequate distance may be taken as the distance sufficient to ensure safety.

  • A Rectangular Safety Board be placed at about 100/150 mtrs before the Home Signal. The Board could be white with orange inclined alternative reflecting strips with printing thereon with the caption “Loco Pilot to stop at this board and draw ahead up to Home Signal if Home Signal is at ON”.

Reports received by the Federation reveal that more than 80% of SPAD cases takes place when the Loco Pilot just passes the distance of 100 mtrs or below. These type of cases do not have financial or any other negative consequences whatsoever but the Loco Pilots are imposed with the penalty of removal from service which does not at all commensurate with the repercussion of such incidents. The authorities while imposing severe punishments do not care realize the truth as to how the Loco Pilot and family members would survive on account of loss of job. The quantum of punishment on alleged SPAD is also justifiably questionable, considering the fact that even a hard core criminal when sent to jail gets three times meal in the jail whereas the Loco Pilot and his family suffers without livelihood due to imposition of draconian penalty.

Keeping total position in view, Federation suggests that in place of “imposition of the penalty” of ‘removal from service’ on the Loco Pilots, it would be appropriate that the Loco Pilot concerned be taken off from the running duties and placed under “grounding from running duties pending enquiry”. Thereafter, on completion of enquiry, opportunity be given for submitting appeal to the Branch Officer to consider the case whether the Loco Pilot be taken back on running duty. NFIR also reminds that the issue of SPAD cases was discussed with the Board (CRB, MS, FC, AMS) on 21/07/2016 informally, but however without any fruitful decision.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above points and take a view to define SPAD to save the Running Staff from unnecessary victimization. Federation proposes separate meeting to discuss the issue threadbare. Federation hopes to get a reference in this matter soon.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Rag avaiah)

General Secretary


No. 11/34/Part XIII

     Dated: 10/02/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: NFIR’s Charter of Demands – SPAD definition to be reviewed to prevent harassment and victimization of Running Staff and Staff belonging to Safety categories (Item No. 30 of demands)-reg.

Ref:    (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/WC/209 dated 01/06/2013.

(ii) Railway  Board’s letter     No.   2013/E(LR)-11/1/15 dated  02/09/2013 addressed to the GS/NFIR.

Federation invites attention of the Railway Board to the minutes of the meeting held by Railway Board (CRB, MS & FC) with NFIR on 23/08/2013 wherein NFIR’s 34 Point Charter of Demands was discussed. The Railway Board while conveying comments on the 34 Point Charter of Demands vide letter cited under reference had advised following position in respect of demand No. 30 on the subject:-

“Definition of SPAD is not laid down as such. Any passing of ‘stop’ signal (except permissible signals and those permitted under certain rules such as Automatic signals) at danger by a loco without authority is treated as SPAD irrespective of distance travelled by Loco after passing a signal at danger. Safety Directorate is of the view that the same should continue.

However, Railways were asked to give their suggestions with regard to review of punishment norms issue by Railway Board including those for SPAD.

Replies received from Railways are being compiled and changes proposed, if any, will be put up for perusal and approval of Board”.

Thereafter, a period of more than two years has passed, the position relating to changes proposed and the decision of Railway Board thereon is yet to be communicated to the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to apprise the Federation the proposed changes and the decision taken by the Board at an early date. The Federation also requests to make available the suggestions received from railway early.

Yours faithful
S/d,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Denial of option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix to the staff inducted from the post of Diesel/Electric Loco Technician to the post of Assistant Loco Pilot against 50% quota vacancies-review requested

Denial of option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix to the staff inducted from the post of Diesel/Electric Loco Technician to the post of Assistant Loco Pilot against 50% quota vacancies-review requested

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

Dated: 17/05/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Denial of option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix to the staff inducted from the post of Diesel/Electric Loco Technician to the post of Assistant Loco Pilot against 50% quota vacancies-review requested.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/18 dated 01/05/2017.

With reference to the reply of Railway Board vide letter cited above, the Federation conveys as follows:-

  • It may be appreciated that because of staff representations on account of negative response of lower level administration, NFIR has chosen to reach Railway Board. The reply of Board to the Federation may not resolve the staff grievance unless and until Board sends NFIR’s letter copy to GMs etc., together with its reply copy sent to Federation also.
  • For proper appreciation, Federation encloses copy of Sr. DFM/GTL (S.C. Railway) reply to DPO/GTL (A/IG/7PCSRs/Certification dated 07/03/2017) together with copy of DRM/P/GTL O.O. No. 502/Loco-Rng/2016 dated 09/05/2016. From these papers, it could be noticed that option for pay fixation has been denied.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to GMs etc., on the subject, duly enclosing copy of Federation’s letter and Board’s reply thereon to mitigate the problems and ensure proper implementation in order to avoid staff grievances on such matters.

Encl: As above

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

Source : NFIR

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Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission – Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule

Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule

Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission

RBE No. 48 / 2017

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

No.F(E)III/2008/LE-1/1

New Delhi, dated: 16.05.2017.

The GMs/FA&CAOs
All Zonal Rallways/PUs, etc
(As per mailing list) .

Subject: Recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission – Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass / PTO – relaxation of Rule – reg.
Attention is Invited to Board’s letters of even number dated 29.10.2008 & 02.02.2011 on the above mentioned subject.

2. The provisions of encashment of leave while availing Pass/PTO were. relaxed vide Board’s letter dated 15.12.2014 on receipt of representations from Railway employees who failed to avail of the benefit during the previous, block period despite availing Pass/PTO and leave during that block period.

3. In terms of Rule 10 of the CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, a Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years. This means, a government servant, governed by CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988. can all encashment of leave twice – one while availing LTC for the current Block and another for the carry forwarded LTC of the preceding Block. Similar provision is not available in the Railway Services (Liberalized Leave) Rules, 1949 contained in IREC Vol. I / 1985 – Edition.

4. Despite giving one time relaxation mentioned in pars 2 above, representations are all being received for relaxation of the provisions of the encashment of leave for the previous Block periods. .

5. The Competent Authority after. examining the matter has decided that railway employees, who failed to avail of the benefit of encashment of leave in the preceding block period of two years, which. ended on 31.08.2016 and onwards, can avail of the same within the first year of the succeeding block period of two years by fulfilling all conditions stipulated in this regard.

 

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance(Estt.),
Railway Board.

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Out-of-Turn Promotions (OTP) to outstanding Sportspersons on sports accounts for representing India in Olympic games

RBE No. 39/2017

Clarification No. 79

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2016/E(Sports)/5(1)/12/Rio-Olympic 2016

New Delhi, dated 25.04.2017

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub.: Out-of-Turn Promotions (OTP) to outstanding Sportspersons on sports accounts for representing India in Olympic games.

Ref.: Board’s letters nos. (i) 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12-2010 (RBE No. 189/2010),

(ii) 2012/E(Sports)/4(1)/3/OTP/DOPT relates 23.05.2013 (RBE No. 50/2013) and clarifications/ corrigendum issued thereto.

Please connect Para 9.2.1.1 (i) & 9.2.11 (i) of Board’s policy letters mentioned above regarding out of turn promotion to outstanding sportspersons for participation in Category-A International Championships i.e. Olympic Games.

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have now decided that

  1. i) Out of turn promotion may be granted in Gazatted post for representing the Country in Olympic Games with at least 4th position;
  2. ii) Out of turn promotion may be granted for representing the country in Olympic Games, to the next higher grade or the grade to which he/she would be eligible for against direct recruitment, whichever is higher.

OR

In case he/she has already reached apex of the grade, in that scenario, he/she may. He granted five increments (irrespective of any increment granted already), as a special case.

These instructions will also be applicable for Rio Olympics 2016.

These instructions issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

S/d,
(Bhaskar Ray Choudhury)

Dy. Director, Estt.(Sports)

Source: NFIR

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Filing of APAR online from 2016-17

Filing of APAR online from 2016-17

Government Of India 
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated : 04.05.2017

No. 2017/SCC/03/06

General Managers/equivalents,
Zonal Railways,
PUs, CTIs etc. DG/RDSO, DG/NAIR.

Sub: Filing of APAR online from 2016-17 -regarding.

Vide letter of even number dated 24.03.2017, ii had been intimated that officers at the level of JAG and above may file their APAR online through SPARROW. The detailed guidelines in this regard are as under:

Category of officers

Mode of filing of APAR for     2016-17

  • 1.Officers in Junior and senior Scale.
  • Shall file APARs manually using in the new Apar format available on REIS website.
  • 2.Officers who are on deputation (in PSUs/CSS/under any other authorities.)
  • Shall file their APARs manually using the new format available on the REIS website.
  • 3.(i). Officers in JAG (both adhoc and regular) and above.

(ii). Those officers whose Reporting/Reviewing Authorities are retiring/moving out on deputation by June 2017

  • Shall file APARs online as per new format through SPARROW from 1st July onwards.
  • The officers shall file APARs manually using the new format as already advised vide letter dated 24.03.2017
  1. Every Zone/PU/CTI etc. has nominated Primary Custodian, Alternative Custodian, PAR Manager and EMD , Managers who are being trained to facilitate SPARROW implementation in their respective Units. These nominated officers will be communicating with the officers coming under the particular Zones, PUs and CTIs. They shall be the trainers for the concerned units.
  2. The pre-requisites for logging and working on SPARROW website are NIC email-id,E-signature/Digital Signature Certificate. Every officer needs to have mobile no. linked to Aadhaar Number.
    1. Policy regarding DSC and E-signature will be communicated subsequently.
    2. After creation of NIC mail-id, Officer has to login to the mail and update his profile so that new password can be generated and it will remain handy while logging in for filing
    3. Zones/PUs/CTIs are requested to set up a Zonal SPARRPOW helpdesk (staff with IT background), centrally located to facilitate the implementation and the contact nos. of helpdesk may be circulated amongst the officers locally by 15th May 2017 under intimation to Railway Board.

Railway Board helpdesk is already functional and the helpdesk nos, as well as emil-ids.

S/d,
(R.K. Verma)
Secretary,
Railway Board.

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Grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh rates

Grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh rates.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.45/2017

No. E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-7

New Delhi, Dated : 12.05.2017.

The General Managers(P)/CAOs,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees posted at S.A.S. Nagar Mohali at par with Chandigarh rates.

The question of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) at rates admissible in the classified city of Chandigarh (Y class) to the Railway employees posted at Mohali has been considered in Boards office in consonance with instructions of Ministry of Finance and the President is pleased to decide that the Railway employees whose place of duty falls within the limits of the notified area committee of S.A.S. Nagar Mohali shall be entitled to draw HRA at the rates admissible within the classified city of Chandigarh.

The grant of HRA under these orders shall be regulated in accordance with the conditions laid down in this Ministrys letter No. PC-66/HRA-1/21 dated 26.07.1967 as amended from time to time.

These orders shall take affect from the date of issue of this letter.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

Sd/-

(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

Source : indianrailways.gov.in

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Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc

Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBA No. 45/2017

No.2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9

New Delhi, Dated :18/04/2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUs etc.

Sub: Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

A Committee comprising of Executive Directors of Railway Board was constituted to review the existing Cadre restructuring of EDP Centres on Zonal Railways, Production Units & RDSO etc. and suggest changes in the light of the increasing computerization and growing emphasis on Centralized Enterprise wide applications across all departments and suggest whether a separate cadre is required for managing EDP Centres and suggest reviewed structure long with job requirements and essential qualifications and also suggest whether any special training field should be made mandatory for them in order to contribute more effectively in their assigned task.

The Executive Directors Committee have examined all the issues in consultation with both the Federations (AIRF/NFIR ) . The Ministry of Railways have considered the Report of the Committee. As a result of the review undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative requirements , it has been decided with the approval of railways that Group ‘C’ categories of Senior Engineer (IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) of IT Cadre be restructured in the percentage of 67:33 respectively in accordance with the percentage of restructuring implemented for other technical categories of all Engineering Departments including Workshops Technical categories vide Board’s letter No.PC-III/2013/CRC/4 dated 08.10.2013 (RBE No 102/2013). However, while implementing re ucturing , the following instructions should be carefully and strictly adhered to:

Date of effect The restructuring of post of Senior Engineer(Information Technology) and Junior Engineer (Information Technology) will be with reference to the cadre strength in operation as on 01.04.2017. The staff who will be placed in Higher Grade pay as a result of implementation of these orders will draw pay in Higher grades w.e.f. 01.04.2017. The benefit of restructuring will be restricted to the persons who are working in a particular cadre on the cut-off-date i.e 04.2017. therefore, posts not in operation would be treated as deemed to have been surrendered, and the resultant saving equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to the vacancy bank.2.

Applicability

  • These orders will be applicable to the permanent regular cadre operated as Revenue posts.
  • These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts which will continue to be based on worth of charge.

3.Pay Fixation

The pay of staff promoted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of restructuring (including chain/resultant vacancies) will be fixed as per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules,2016 with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of basic pay, with the usual option of pay fixation as per extant rules.

4.The existing classification and filling up of the vacancies

(i) The existing classification of the posts as ‘selection’ and/or ‘non-selection’ , as the case may be remains unchanged . However, for the purpose of implementation of these orders if any individual Railway servant becomes due for promotion to a post classified as a ‘selection post’ the existing selection procedure will stand modified in such a case to the extent that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports without holding any written and/or viva-voce test. This modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of Railways as a onetime exception by special dispensation, in view of the number involved with the objective of expediting the implementation of these orders. Similarly, for posts classified as ‘non-selection’ at the time of this restructuring, the promotion will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports.

(ii) Normal vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 (except, direct recruitment quota) and those arising on that date from this cadre restructuring including/chain/resultant vacancies should be filled in the following sequence:

  • From panels approved on or before 01-04-2017And current on that date;
  • and the balance in the manner indicat ra 4 (i) above.

(iii)Such selections which have riot tien finalized by 01.04.2017 should becancelled/abandoned.

(iv) Employees who retire/resign or expire in between the period from the date of effect of these orders to the date of of these orders, will be eligible for the fixation benefits and arreatx under these orders w.e.f. 01.04.2017, if they are otherwise eligible for the said benefit.

(v) Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance clearance will be applicable for effecting benefit of restructuring these orders with reference to date of effect of these orders.

5.Minimum years of service in each grade

While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding minimum period of service required for promotion issued from time to time should be followed.

6.Basic functions, duties and responsibilities

Since IT Cadre is being restructured on functional,operational and administrative considerations , the posts being placed in higher scales of pay as a result of restructuring should include the duties and responsibilities of greater importance.

7.Provision of reservation

The extant provisions in this regard should be followed.

8. Refusal of promotion

Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issuance of these orders and stood debarred for promotion may hence be considered for promotion , in relaxation of the extant provisions as a onetime exception, if they indicate in writing that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against the vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 and arising due to restructuring on the date. The relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the date of effect i.e 01.04.2017.: 3 :

9. Matching Savings

  • Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure neutral proposition. Financial implications should be worked out taking into account mid-value of pay structure (level) as per pay matrix notified vide Part ‘A’ of Ministry of Railways Gazette Notification dated 28.07.2016 (RBE No. 90/2016).
  • Since the benefit of restructuring will be restricted to the persons who are working in IT cadre on the cut-off date i.e. 01-04-2017, the posts not in operation would be treated as deemed to have been surrendered and the resultant saving equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to vacancy bank and thus the cadre restructuring would be expenditure neutral proposition. Where the money value due to such surrender proves inadequate for financing the restructuring,„exercise, the required matching surrender may be arranged at the Divisional/Zonal ‘level. There would be no cadre restructuring without matching savings by surrender of post
  • The percentage distribution of posts as per these orders is to be based upon the operational cadre strength as on 01.04.2017.

10. Annual Review

Annual review of Group ‘C’ staff of IT cadre will be undertaken w.e.f. 01.04.2018, taking into account the cadre strength as on 01.04.2018.

This issues in consultation with the Establishment and Pay Commission Directorate and with concurrence of the associate Finance Directorate of this Ministry.

sd/-

(V.Pr. kash)
Joint Director (Accounts)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Change in staffing pattern of Assistant Station Mater, GP Rs.2800/- consequent to upgradation of post with that of Station Master, GP Rs.4200/- in view of 7th CPC recommendations

Change in staffing pattern of Assistant Station Mater, GP Rs.2800/- consequent to upgradation of post with that of Station Master, GP Rs.4200/- in view of 7th CPC recommendations.

NFIR

 No.II/6/Part 7

Dated: 01-05-2017

The Secretary (E)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear sir,

Sub: Change in staffing pattern of Assistant Station Mater, GP Rs.2800/- consequent to upgradation of post with that of Station Master, GP Rs.4200/- in view of 7th CPC recommendations – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12 dated 24/01/2017 addressed to GS/NFIR.

With reference to Railway Board’s proposal, the Federation conveys its views as under:-

1. Railway Board’s Proposal:

Station Master (erstwhile PB-2 Rs.9300-34800, GP Rs.4200)

60% + Shortfall against LDCE by DR (Selection).

15% + shortfall against General Selection by LDCE from amongst serving regular non-ministerial Group “C” Employees of operating and Commercial Departments with a minimum of three years of aggregate regular service, working in (GP Rs.1900 to GP Rs.2800), i.e. Rs. 19900-Rs.63200 (Level 2) to Rs.29200 – Rs.92300 (Level 5), upto 45 years of age (50 years in case of SC/ST) and having the qualification of graduation (Selection).

25% by General Selection from amongst employees possessing the qualification of Matriculation and working as Shunting Jamadars, Shunting Masters, Cabinmen-I, Switchmen, Sr.Signallers and Train clerks all (GP Rs.1900), i.e.Rs.19900-Rs.63200 (Level 2) with age limit of 45 years (50 years for SC/ST) (General Selection).

NFIR’s Views:

(a) The DR Quota should be not more than 50% + shortfall against LDCE if any.

(b) LDCE Quota should be 15% + Shortfall if any from out of Promotion Quota to be filled from amongst serving regular non-ministerial Group “C” employees of operating and commercial Department with a minimum of two years of aggregate regular service (RBE No.38/2017) working in (GP Rs.1900 to GP Rs.2800), i.e. Rs.19900 -Rs.63200 (Level 2) to Rs.29200 – Rs.92300 (Level 5), upto 52 years of age and having the qualification of graduation. In case of non-availability of adequate number of candidates from 6th CPC GP 1900/- to 2800/-. opportunity be thrown open to those Operating/Commercial Staff in GP 1800/Level 1. The LDCE should be conducted regularly (atleast annually) in view of age limit being imposed.

(c) 35% vacancies should be filled by selection from amongst those possessing qualification of Matriculation and working as Shunting Jamadars, Shunting Master, Cabinmen-I, Points Men, Switchmen, Sr.Signallers and Train clerks (GP Rs.1900), Rs.19900-Rs.63200 (Level 2). THe age limit in all cases should be prescribed as 55 years. The panel should be drawn in the order of seniority. Opportunity be given to those in GP 1800/- also in case higher Grade Pay Staff are not available.

2. Board’s Proposal:

Station Superintendent (erstwhile PB-2, Rs,9300-34800, GP Rs.4600)

 100% by promotion (Selection).

NFIR’s Views:

since the post of station Master erstwhile GP 4200/- + PB-2 has been proposed to be classified as ‘selection’ Post, the post of Station Superintendent being next higher Pay Scale i.e GP 4600/- + PB-2 needs to be classified as ‘Non-Selection’.

Federation also proposes that a meeting may be convened for discussion on Board’s proposal and Federation’s views for attempting to reach consensus.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Source: NFIR

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FINMIN ORDER: Committee to examine and evaluate the demands/requests – Ministry of Railways

FINMIN ORDER: Committee to examine and evaluate the demands/requests – Ministry of Railways

Committee to examine and evaluate the demands/requests received from various Public Representatives/Organisations for the creation of new Zones and Divisions – Ministry of Railways (FINMIN ORDER)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi, dated 17,04.2017

No,ERB-1/2017/23/19

ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to examine and evaluate the demands/requests received from various Public Representatives/Organisations for the creation of new Zones and Divisions. The Committee will consist of the following:-

  • Executive Director(E&R), Railway Board Convenor
  • Executive Director/Finance(X)-I, Railway Board Member
  • Executive Director(Planning), Railway Board Member
  • Executive Director/TT(F), Railway Board Member
  • Executive Director(L&A)-I, Railway Board Member
  • Executive Director/E(N), Railway Board .Member
  1. The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under:

(i) To Analyze the requests/demands received from various public representatives/organisations, since 2014, for the creation of. new zones and divisions on Indian Railways, from the following angles:

  • Operational feasibility
  • Financial implications
  • Administrative issues
  • Staff matters & Industrial Relation issues
  • Infrastructure availability & other requirements

(ii) On the basis of above analysis, examine the feasibility of creation of the proposed zones/divisions and accordingly reorganization of existing zones /divisions.

(iii) The Committee may consult Zonal Railways in this regard.

(iv) The views of Federations/Unions may also be obtained for proposals which are found to be feasible.

3. The Committee should submit its Interim Report by 28.4.2017 and a detailed Report within a period of three months from the date of constitution of the

4. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

5. E&R Branch of Railway Board will be the Nodal Branch for functioning of the committee. Therefore, all related works/issues including Para1. Questions, RTI cases, their execution and other formalities with regard to the Committee, should be dealt with by E&R Branch.

6. The Convenor and Members of the committee will draw TA/DA as per extant Rules.

S/d,
(M.M.Rai)
Deputy Secretary (Estt.)
Railway Board

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Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

NFIR

No.II/6/Part 7

 Dated : 22.04.2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

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

 

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

 Source : NFIR

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Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 06/01/2011, according to which employees working in GP 4200/- (PB-2) have been made eligible to receive 1st Class Privilege Pass. In this context, NFIR desires to convey that with the upgradation of the posts of ASM (GP 2800/PB-1) to GP 4200/PB-2 pursuant to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC as communicated vide Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016, cited under reference (Note 2 of Annexure 13) the ASMs have been upgraded from VIth CPC GP 2800 to GP 4200/- (PB-2) consequently placed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix level 6 with effect from 01/01/2016. They are therefore eligible for 1st class pass automatically. Reports received at this that on a few Zonal Railways, the 1st Class Pass entitlement is being denied on the plea that separate orders have not yet been issued by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that Board’s instructions dated 06/01/2011 are very clear and therefore Zonal Railways should not deny 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs who have been placed in GP 4200 (PB-2)/Pay Matrix Level 6.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to the Zonal Railways for granting 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs placed in GP 4200/Pay Level 6 without causing any hurdle. Copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

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

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

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

New Delhi, dated 21.04.2017

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

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

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Signed copy

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi,
dated: 31.03.2017

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

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

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

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

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

S/d,
For Secretary,Railway Board


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NFIR

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Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

7th CPC Anomalies – Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee

7thCPC-Departmental-Anomaly-Committee

Sub:- Meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC

I am directed to bring to your kind attention that Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways consisting of representatives of official side and the staff side to settle the anomalies arising out Of the 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations was constituted vide Railway Board’s letter dated 5.10.2016. Subsequently, the definition of anomaly has also been modified vide Board’s letter dated 29.03.2016.

2 Now, it is proposed hold the first meeting of the Departmental Anomaly Committee to discuss the various anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC’s recommendations, It is requested to advice a convenient date of time for holding the meeting along with the tentative agenda/anomalies coming within the definition of anomaly already circulated vide Railway Board’s letter dated 29.032016 to be discussed in the said meeting.

On receipt of the suggestions the final agenda and the schedule of the meeting will be advised.

Source: AIRF

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

 NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

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

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

 NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No. II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

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

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

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

DA/As above

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

NFIR

Dated : 15.03.2017

No.II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

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

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

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

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

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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