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Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways

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Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways

NFIR

No. II/94/Part I

Dated: 16/02/2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Recruitment of candidates from Open Market in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC against 20% vacancies reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s instructions contained in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 & RBE No. 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/94/Part I dated 17/07/2017 to Board (CRB).
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2016/RR-1/8 dated 12/08/2017.

Kind attention is invited to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2017 and 34/2017 dated 12/04/2017 wherein decision has been taken to reserve 20% vacancies against direct recruitment quota in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC pay matrix from amongst Course Completed Act Apprentices trained by the Railways.

In this connection, Federation has come across the Centralized Employment No. CEN 02/2018 (published on 10/02/2018 and Closing date 12/03/2018) wherein the Course Completed Act Apprentice trained in Railway establishments have been allowed to compete along with other outside candidates (Para 12.0 of the notification may be seen) for which respective RRBs have been entrusted the job to recruit the candidates for the Zones to which the requirement is to be catered for. In this connection, Federation conveys that this process is time consuming and the designated RRBs are likely to take more than six months to finalize the panels. The Zonal Railways on receipt of the panels will take further period of about 2-3 months to get the selected and empanelled candidates medically examined for issuing posting orders.

In order to ensure quick availability of candidates, Federation suggests that the quota of 20% vacancies in respect of Railway Act Apprentices may be allowed to be filled by the Zonal Railways directly without linking to RRB/RRC recruitment process.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (CRB) to kindly arrange to review the matter and see that instructions to the General Managers are issued for inducting Course Completed Act Apprentices to the extant of 20% vacancies in Pay Level-1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix without linking to the recruitment process conducted by RRBs/RRCs.

Federation may kindly be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.

 

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

Source : NFIR

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7th CPC : Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3

New Delhi, Dated: 25-01-2018

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

Sub: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Implementation of decision relating to the grant of Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.10.2017 circulating therewith Office Memorandum No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 of the Deptt. of Personal & Training (DOP&T) containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance admissible to Government servants based on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission.

2. Deptt. of Personnel & Training has now issued another OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 31.08.2017 regarding reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees. A copy of the said O.M. is enclosed herewith.

The aforesaid instructions of the DOP&T may be adopted mutatis-mutandis in respect of railway employees.

sd/-
(Sunil Kumar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018

No.II/95/Pt.X

Dated: 01/02/2018

The General Secretaries
of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

 

Brother,

Sub: Discussions of GS/NFIR held with Railway Board on 31/01/2018 – reg.

 

The GS/NFIR discussed with Railway Board on 31st Jan 2018 and reminded the following issues raised by the Federation from time to time:-

 

(i) Action to be expedited in the light of Supreme Court’s order for continuation of LARSGESS with proper safeguards.

 

(ii) Dispensing with ‘Very Good’ benchmark for granting financial upgradation under MACPS in Railways – already inputs given by NFIR.

 

(iii) Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006 agreed with the NFIR on 5th Jan, 2018 in the meeting by CRB.

 

(iv) A venue of promotion for filling the vacancies of Station Managers in the wake of merger of GP 2800 with GP 4200. Federation requested the Railway Board to take speedy action on NFIR’s proposal.

 

(v) Keeping Ticekt Checking as separate category while taking steps in respect of commercial categories as per record note of discussions held with the NFIR.

 

Forwarded to the affiliates for information and conveying appropriately to the staff concerned.

 

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

Source: NFIR

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Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS

No. I/11/Part I

Dated: 29/01/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of hourly rates of Incentive Bonus and Bouns Factor of Workshop/PU in respect of staff governed under CRJ pattern/GIS-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 12/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 13/07/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/28 dated 31/07/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. I/11/Part I dated 08/08/2017 & 24/08/2017.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14.11.2017, the Official Side conveyed that the Internal Meeting of the Committee constituted by the Railway Board vide order dated 06/07/2017 has been fixed for 29/11/2017. Responding to Official Side, Federation requested to expedite action for revising the rateds as the staff are eligible at revised rates w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. The Federation also requested in the meeting that the PCO Allowance be revised to those Groun ‘C’ staff working in Level 8 & 9 also. Federation also conveys that a period of more than two months has passed the progress amde on the subject has not been apprised.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly expedite action for revisio of hourly rates of incentive bonus, allowance and PCO Allowance to the staff of Workshops/Production Units under both CRJ/GIS pattern duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Federation also suggests that a separate meeting be convened soon for discussing the PNM item.

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

Source: NFIR

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Recruitment of staff in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways – Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET)

Recruitment of staff in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways - Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) regarding

criterta-PET-7thCPC-Pay-Matrix-level1-Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)-II/2017/RR-l/10

RBE No. 11/2018
New Delhi, dated: 24.01.2018

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

 

Sub: Recruitment of staff in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix on Indian Railways – Criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) regarding.

 

Ref: This office letter No. E(NG)ll/2012/RR-1/14 elated 12.11.2012 (RBE No. 126/2012)

 

Attention is invited to Board letter under reference prescribing criteria for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) for recruitment of staff for all categories in Level – 1 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix (earlier Grade Pay 1800/-) on Indian Railways.

 

2. The matter has further been reviewed, keeping in view the requirement of the job and it has been decided by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) to amend the existing criteria for recruitment from open market in all categories in Level-1 , as per norms prescribed below:

 

Male Candidates

(i) Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight the weight down;

 

(ii) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 4 minute and 15 seconds 5 minutes and 40 second

Female Candidates

(i) Should be able to lift and carry 35 kg of weight for a distance of 100 metres in 2 minutes in one chance without putting the weight the weight down;

 

(ii) Should be able to run for a distance of 1000 metres in 5 minutes and 40 second

3. The above norms will be applicable in all future recruitment from open market in Level-1. Notification, 1f any, issued may please be amended,Suitably by issuing a corrigendum.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow)

sd/-
(Ravi Shekher)
Dy. Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

Authority: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone

Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2017/TG-I/23/P/YTSK

Date: 07.12.2017

Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(Commercial Circular no. 81 of 2017)

 

Sub: Clarification on booking of YTSK tickets through telephone.

 

With a view to expanding the facilities for issuing of tickets (both reserved and unreserved) and allowing public private partnership in establishment and operation of computerized PRS-cum-UTS terminals at centres called Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra (YTSK), the YTSK scheme was launched vide Commercial Circular no. 33 of 2014. Thereafter, on the basis of feedback received, amendments have been made in the scheme from time to time.

 

2. A reference has been received from Northern Railway forwarding therewith a request received from YTSK Association, Delhi’s to permit YTSKs to book tickets on telephone. In this connection, the Association has referred to the feature of booking reserved ticket telephonically which finds mention in both RTSA Rules, 1985 as well as RTSA Rules, 2014 (under which RTSAs started functioning as e-ticketing agents)

 

3. The matter has been examined in this office and keeping in view the fact that the provision for booking reserved ticket telephonically figures in RTSA Rules, 1985 as well as RTSA Rules, 2014 and also in Computerised Ticket Service Provider Licensee (CTSPL) scheme which was introduced in the year 2000 allowing provision of PRS terminals to RTSAs, it has been decided that YTSKs may be allowed to book tickets on telephone. However, Zonal Railways are requested to ensure that in case the YTSK licensee acts on a telephone call, a written request shall be obtained by the Licensee from the client before delivering the railway ticket to him.

 

4. Necessary instructions may be issue to all concerned accordingly.

sd/-
(Harvinder Singh)
Jt. Director Traffic Commercial (G)
Railway Board

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 05/2018
New Delhi, dated : 15.01.2018

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

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

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

Ref : Board’s letters No.
(i) No. E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15, dated 16-5-1988,
(ii) No. E(P&A)11-95/HRA-3, dated 14-2-1996,
(iii)  No. E(P&A)11-99/HRA-2, dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000,
(iv) No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4, dated 16-10-2002,
(v) No. E(P&A)11-2002/HRA-4, dated 9-5-2003 and,
(vi) No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2, dated 08-12-2010

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway Servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of Railway Employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto  31.03.2017.

2.The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.03.2017 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified from time to time, w.e.f 01.04.2017 upto 31.03.2024 where after the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc., directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of Railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4.  This delegation is also subject to the over-riding, condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC: Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

7th CPC : Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance)

 

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

PC-VII No. 87
RBE No. 208/2017
New Delhi, Dated: 02.01.2018

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-5

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 – Grant of Extra Work Allowance (abolition of existing Library Allowance).

 

Ref:   (i)  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 30.04.2010 (Annexure-A-9).

(ii) Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 13-3/2016-E.III(A) dated 20.07.2017.

 

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 abolish  Rajbhasha Allowance (payable as a Special Allowance to Sr.Scale,J.A. Grade and S.A Grade officers entrusted with the administrative control of Hindi works) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance“, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at uniform rate of 2% (two percent) of the basic pay per month.

 

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before  same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

 

c. This allowance not be combined i.e. if the same employee  is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2% (two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2% (two percent) of basic pay.

 

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

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

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.

 Source: NFIR

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Strengthening of Safety Organization at Zonal and Divisional Level – Railway Board

Guidelines for posting of Dy. CSOs in HQ and Sr. DSOs in Division – Railway Board

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No. 2017/Safety (DM) 19/1
New Delhi, Dated: 20.09.2017

General Managers
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Strengthening of Safety Organization at Zonal and Divisional Level.

Ref: RB Letter of even no. dated 28.03.2017.

Board issued comprehensive guidelines for posting of Officials in Safety Organisation vide letter under reference. Based on the feedback received from Zonal Railways, it is felt that there is a need to streamline the process of posting officials and strengthen the safety organisation. The following procedure needs to be adopted for posting of Officers in division and HQs.

i. Posting of Dy. CSOs in headquarters.

a) CSO shall be assisted by four Deputy HOD rank officers.

b) Posting of Dy. CSOs in Headquarters shall be done with the approval of PED (Safety).

c) While submitting the proposal to Board for consideration, CSOs, should ensure that the officer is chosen carefully in consultation with the PHOD concerned and with the approval of General Manager.

d) Officer recommended should have a good record of service (very good and above) with minimum 3 years in open line working of that department. Names of at least 2 or 3 suitable officers should be recommended along with their confidential reports for last five years and vigilance clearance.

e) Tenure of the officers should be 3 years from the date of posting. In case it has to be extended beyond 3 years, PED/Safety’s prior approval shall be obtained.

ii. Posting of Sr. DSOs in the Division.

a) General Manager shall decide the Department wise distribution of Sr.DSOs in such a way that not more than 2 officers (excluding the post of CSO) from each of the 5 disciplines may be normally be posted as Dy. CSOs/SrDSOs (i.e. both the Headquarters and Divisional posts taken together) on a particular Zonal Railway.

b) Officer recommended shall have good record of service (very good and above) with minimum 3 years in Open line working of that department and should be free from vigilance cases.

c) Concerned departmental PHOD shall recommend names of two or three officers to be posted as Sr.DSO, Personnel Department should process the posting through CSO along with their confidential reports for last five years and vigilance clearance.

d) CSO will recommend one officer for consideration of General Manager.

e) Tenure of Sr.DSO should be three years from their date of posting. In casetenure has to be extended beyond three years, prior consent of CSO and approval of General Manager needs to be obtained.

On need basis, Zonal Railways shall review the present incumbents and replace them suitably. These guidelines are issued with the approval of the Board (MT and CRB).

(P.Srinivas)
Director Safety-III
Railway Board

Copy to: Chief Safety Officers, All Zonal Railways for information please.

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Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff

Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

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

Dated: 11/01/2018

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners pursuant to Government’s decision on the recommendations of 7th CPC – Concordance Tables for pension revision to the former Running Staff-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 11/07/2017.

Railway Board’s attention is invited to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 11/07/2017 (RBE No. 66/2017) vide which DoP&PW’s orders together with Concordance tables for revision of Pension of pre-2016 Pensioners/Family Pensioners have been circulated. The Concordance Tables circulated by the Board, unfortunately do not cover the pension revision of former Running Staff as no separate tables in favour of them staff have been circulated so far. Reports received by the Federation (NFIR) reveal that the Pension/Family Pension of pre-2016 Running Staff is not being revised by the Zonal Railways due to non-provision of separate Concordance Tables by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR desires to clarify that in case of former Running Staff Pension/Family Pension is required to be calculated taking into account the Basic Pay + 55% add on pay element. A sample calculation sheet of the Pension in the case of pre-2016 Running Staff is enclosed as Annexure to this letter for appreciation and quick action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to communicate the Concordance Tables to the Zonal Railways for revision of Pension/Family Pension of former Running Staff. It is also urged that the Concordance Tables be finalized on the basis of specimen (vide Annexure to this letter) and instructions issued to the GMs of Zonal Railways.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

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


Annexure to NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Part II

Running Staff retired on 31/12/2005.      

Basic Pay = Rs. 9525
On 01/01/2006 = Rs. 9525 x 30% = Rs. 2858
Pay on 31/12/2015 = Rs. 9525 + 2858 = 12383 x 2.26     = Rs. 27985
Notional Pay on 31/12/2015 = 27985 + GP 4200/-
Pay on 01/01/2016 = Rs. 27985 x 30% = 8396
Rs. 27985 + 8396 = 36,381 + GP 4200 = 40,581
Rs. 40,581 x 2.57 = 1,04,294/-
Pay element (55%) = Rs. 1,04,294 x 55% = Rs. 57,362
Settlement pay = Rs. 1,04,294 + 57,362 = 1,61,656
Monthly Pension = Rs. 1,61,656 ÷ 2 = 80,828

Source : NFIR

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Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit – revision of Allowances

Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit – revision of Allowances

No.I/5(g)/Part VI

Dated: 05/01/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theater/Intensive Care Unit – revision of Allowances-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No.1-B/2012.

(ii) Railway Board’s OM No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 09/07/2010 and 08/10/2013.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g) dated 08/11/2012 & no. I/5(g)/Pt.V dated 02/09/2013 and 13/01/2014.

(iv) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare letter no.Z.28015/2012013 – N dated 17th October 2013 copy endorsed to NFIR.

(v) Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2012/FE-4/1 dated 23/01/2014.

(vi) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g)/Part V dated 21/10/2014, 20/10/2015, 30/05/2017 & letter No.I/5(g)/Part VI dated 20/09/2017.

(vii) O.M.No.Z.28015/52/2017-N dated 27th September,2017 issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to all ministries/departments (Government of India).

(viii) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g)/Part VI dated 16/10/2017.

(ix) Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/MH-1 dated 27/12/2017.

Federation desires to invite attention of the Railway Board to the letters cited under reference relating to the NFIR’s PNM agenda Item No.1-B/2012.

During NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/14-11-2017, the Official Side through Action Taken Statement on the agenda item conveyed that the advice of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the matter was still awaited and reminders have also been sent on 26/04/2017 and 11/10/2017 to ascertain the date of enhancement of the Allowance to Rs. 360/-p.m. from Rs. 120/- p.m.

Federation is surprised to note that though the instructions have since been issued by the Board revising the rate of Special Allowance, renamed as Operation Theater Allowance to the Nursing Personnel working in the specialized areas in the Railway Hospitals under the Ministry of Railways to Rs.540/- p.m. w.e.f. 1st July 2017, vide Board’s letter dated 27/12/2017, unfortunately the said letter does not mention NFIR’s PNM agenda Item. There is, therefore necessity to issue amendment to Board’s letter dated 27/12/2017.

Further to above, Federation desires to mention that the question relating to enhancement of Special Allowance from Rs.120/- p.m. to Rs.360/-p.m. pursuant to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, is still unanswered and payment not arranged with back date.

NFIR,therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue corrigendum to Board’s letter dated 27-12-2017 for enhancement of Operation Theater Allowance from Rs.120/-p.m to Rs.360/- p.m also with retrospective effect, duly citing NFIR’s PNM agenda item.

Federation may be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,

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

Source : NFIR

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Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff: NFIR

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff: NFIR.

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX

Dated: 05/01/2018

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff-reg.

The issue pertaining to revision of Kilometraeg Allowance rates and other related Allowance for Running Staff was discussed on 4th & 5th January, 2018 at Rail Bhavan under the chairmanship of Additional Member (Staff). The NFIR’s note highlighting the position from 01/01/2006 and necessity for upward revision of Kilometrage Allowance rate was discussed. After considering the points brought out by the Staff Side on 4th & 5th January 2018, the Railway Board will respond.

Further development on the subject will be conveyed to affiliates at the earliest.

Yours fraternally,

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

Source : NFIR

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NFIR New Year Message

NFIR New Year Message

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

Dated: 25/12/2017

MESSAGE

Dear Brothers/Sisters,

We Will be celebrating New Year Day on January 1, 208 with disappointment and  agony as the Government has done grave injustice by reducing the percentage or various  Allowances and also by not granting the Allowances from 1st January. 2016. Almost all Railway employees in all corners Of Indian Railways have been deprived Of their legitimate Allowances in terms Of percentages existed prior to acceptance Of 7th CPC report.

The Running Staff, Brothers/Sisters, are aware that NFIR has placed cogent case before the Railway Board for hiking Kilometrage rates on the basis of Running Allowance formula and revision of TA rates. Our presentation was admired by the Running Staff. The Railway Board has discussed with NFIR twice on revision of Running Allowance rates and on both the occasions we conveyed the logic for upward revision or mileage rates and also revision of other related Allowances.

It is sad to mention that the decisions reached negotiated settlement concerning various categories of employees are yet to be implemented while we are walking into New Year on 1st January, 2018. As part of celebrations, everyone of us should convey our deep sense Of disappointment and anguish to the Railway Ministry and the Government and at the same time urge the Government to respond to our issues quickly and positively.

Yours fraternally,

sd/-
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Flag Station Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)I-2017/SP-1/Genl-1

PC-VII No.57
RBE No.121/2017

New Delhi,dated 05-09-2017

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 – Flag Station 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 abolish Flag Station Allowance (Payable to Commercial Staff in charge of Flag Stations where Train passing duties are not involved) as a separate allowance. The eligible employees will now be governed by the newly proposed “Extra Work Allowance”, which shall be governed as under:

a. Extra Work Allowance will be paid at a uniform rate of 2%(two percent) of the basic pay per month.

b. An employee shall receive this allowance for a maximum period of one year, and there should be minimum gap of one year before the same employee is deployed for similar duties again.

c. This allowance shall not be combined i.e. if the same employee is performing two or more such duties and is eligible for 2%(two percent) allowance for each add-on, then the total Extra Work Allowance payable will remain capped at 2%(two percent) of basic pay.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Anil Kumar)
Dy.Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board

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Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff

All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board

Ist January, 2018 to be observed as All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board

As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways. You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged……

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff

At the outset I convey my hearty best wishes to all of you, along with the entire family members, for a very very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018.

As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways.

You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged.

It has, therefore, been decided that, while celebrating New Year on 1st January, 2018, a “Protest Day” would simultaneously be observed by holding mass meetings, dharnas, rallies at all the Branches, Installations and Divisional levels to lodge our strong anguish against the dillydallying attitude of the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

You are, therefore, requested to take necessary steps in this regard, and the comprehensive reports may be sent to this office for better appreciation of the same.

With Fraternal Greetings!

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services

Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E (NG)-11/2007/RC-4/CORE/1

RBE No,193/2017

New Delhi, Dated: (12/12/2017)

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of services.
Ref: No. E(NG)lI/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 16.10.2017 (ROE No. 150/2017)

Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways (Railway Board)’s letter referred to the above subject. In partial modification of the instructions contained in letter ibid, Board have decided to enhance the maximum age limit for re-engagement of retired hands to 65 years from the existing age limit of 62 years. Further, it has also been decided to extend the validity of the scheme of re-engagement of retired employees, 10 01.12.2019 as against the existing validity up to 14.09.2018

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt.(N)- II
Railway Board

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Payment to the Track Maintainers deputed for night patrolling duties for purchase of dry cell

Grant of Dry Cell Allowance @ 150/- p.m for Track Maintainers performing night patrolling duties – Railway Board

dry-cell-allowance-railways

No. 2016/CE-I/GNS/4pt.

New Delhi, dated 07.12.2017

General Managers,
All Indian Railways,

Sub: Payment to the Track Maintainers deputed for night patrolling duties for purchase of dry cell – PNM/NFIR Agenda Item No. 44/2016.

NFIR has raised the issue of revision of amount being given to the Track Maintainers deputed for track patrolling duties during night for purchase of dry cell battery. The matter has been considered by Board (MEW & FC) and it has been decided that all track maintainers deputed for night patrolling shall be paid @ Rs 150 per month alongwith their salary towards purchase of dry cell, wherever rechargeable torches have not been provided.

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

[Rly.no.030-47598, Mob (CUG)-97176111

Source: NFIR

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Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

Railway : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-4

New Delhi, dated 05.12.2017.

The General Manager (P),
Eastern Railway,
Kolkata

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance during Study Leave.
Ref:- Eastern Railway’s letter No.E.77/o/Vol.VIII, dated 06.03.2017.

With reference to Eastern Railway’s letter under reference, it is stated that the matter has been considered in Board’s office and it has been observed that on the identical issue a clarification already stands issued to Southern Railway vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-2 dt. 19.02.2002 (copy enclosed) clarifying that the period of 120 days mentioned in Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-82/HRA-2 dated 04.02.1982 had been revised to 180 days in terms of the amendment carried out to Rule 1707 of IREC-II vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II/89/HRA-48 dt. 07.08.1992. It was further stated in the letter dt. 19.02.2002 that the employees proceeding on study leave are entitled to House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance for first 180 days of the study leave and continuation of these allowances beyond 180 days is subject to the production of certificates prescribed in Para 1707 (iii) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II, 1987 Edition. It may however, be noted that CCA has already been abolished vide Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dt. 12.09.2008 (RBE No.110/2008).

2. Thus, necessary action on the above lines may be ensured.

DA: As above.

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

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NFIR: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

NFIR: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

No.I/8/Part II

Dated:11-12-2017

The Secretary (E)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of Over Time Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances – reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 17-02-2010

(ii) Railway Board’s Letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 20-05-2011

(iii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part I dated 27-09-2017

(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.Pc-V/2017/A/OTA/1 dated 28-11-2017

Pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation by the Government for revision of Over Time Allowance rates. NFIR vide its letter dated 27-09-2017 requested the Railway Board to issue instructions for revising the rates of Over Time Allowance for Railway Employees. In the said communication, the Federation had highlighted that Railways being operational system wherein the staff are duty bound to work beyond rostered/statutory limits when ordered in exigency of service, as their duty hours are governed by statutory acts and they are eligible for Over Time Allowance as part of wages.

In the Federation’s communication dated 27-09-2017, Railway Board’s attention was also invited to Board’s decision vide No.PC-V/2008/A/O/3 (OTA) dated 20-05-2011 for granting payment of Over Time Allowance to the Railway Employees at the revised rates w.e.f 01-01-2006 (as a result of agreement with the Federations on DC/JCM Item No.24/2010).

Federation is surprised to note that in Board’s instructions vide RBE No.175/2017 dated 28-11-2017, the revision of Over Time Allowance rates has been given effect from 01-07-2017 instead from 01-01-2016 ignoring the following:-

The Over Time Allowance is part of wages, which needs to be revised w.e.f 01-01-2016 in terms of statutory provisions.

The Board’s decision dated 28-11-2017 is breach of agreement with the Federations

The Railway Board has unfortunately failed to take into account the fact mentioned in NFIR’s letter dated 27-09-2017.

NFIR, therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the case for giving effect to the payment of Over Time Allowance at revised rates w.e.f 01-01-2016 to Railway Employees and issue instructions accordingly to GMs.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th CPC Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance to the Officers of Organized Group A Railway Services

7th CPC Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance to the Officers of Organized Group A Railway Services

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

PC-VII No. 81
RBE No : 182/2017
New Delhi, dated: 04/12/2017

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/6

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

Sub : Implementation of the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of the rates of Railway Board Tenure Allowance applicable to the officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services on their appointment as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors in Railway Board’s office.

The officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services posted as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors and Directors in the Railway Board are entitled for the payment of Railway Board Tenure Allowance in terms of Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/5/3 dated 14.10.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/36, RBE No. 154/2008).

2.Consequent upon the acceptance of the Report of Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, it has been decided that on their posting as Deputy Directors, Joint Directors, and Directors in the office of the Railway Board, the officers of the Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services will be entitled to draw their basic pay plus Railway Board Tenure Allowance on the terms and conditions as stipulated in para 4 below subject to review/modifications, if any, based on DoPT’s guidelines on Deputation (Duty) Allowances.

3.It is further decided that the officers of the non-Railway organized Group ‘A’ services on their appointment to the posts of Deputy Directors/ Joint Directors/ Directors in the Railway Board Secretariat will be entitled either to get their pay fixed in the applicable cell in Pay Matrix in appropriate level or to draw basic pay plus Tenure Allowances as applicable to Railway organized Group ‘A’ Services officers as stipulated in para 4 below.

4.The terms and conditions for drawing Railway Board Tenure Allowance on posting in Railway Board’s office will be as under :

(i) The Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services as well as the Officers of non-Railway Organized Group ‘A’ Services posted in the Railway Board’s Office as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be subjected to a prescribed tenure, on the expiry of which they will be reverted to field posts in Zonal Railways/Production Units/Construction Organizations etc.

(ii) Officers belonging to Organized Group ‘A’ Railway Services posted in Railway Board’s office as Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors will be paid Railway Board Tenure Allowance at the rate of 10% of their basic pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.9000/- p.m.

(iii) The allowance will not be paid beyond the normal tenure of 3 years for Deputy Directors, 4 years for Joint Directors and 5 years for Directors.

(iv) No allowance will be admissible to the officers of the Railway Services posted as Executive Directors and above in the Railway Board’s office.

(v) This allowance shall not be admissible to those Deputy Directors/Joint Directors/Directors who are given extension or re-employment after superannuation.

(vi) In cases where the tenure posting is to a post with a lower Level of pay, the pay of the Officer going to such a post will be filled in the tenure post as per extant rules.

Basic Pay‘ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix but does not include any other type of pay like Special Pay etc.

5. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

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

7.Hindi version is placed below.

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

Source: NFIR

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