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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

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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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Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees

NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No.I/12/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees -Simplification of procedure – requested.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 41/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. U12/Part V dated 09/05/2016

The agenda Item No. 41/2016 came up for discussions in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016 when Official Side explained that a new simplified procedure is being drafted and it will be finalized shortly in consultation with the Federation. Although a period of more than three months has passed, the draft procedure/proforma have not been shared with the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make available the draft procedure along with the proforma relating to reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by the serving and retired Railway employees at an early date so that the same could be examined by the Federation for finalization.

Yours faithful,

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

Source : NFIR

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

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

New Delhi, dated 07.04.2017

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

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

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

Ref:- NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 20.02.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to item No.3 of the record note of discussions held on 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies whereby NFIR have stated that ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS for certain categories of employees viz. office Clerks/Accounts Clerks, Commercial Clerks, Stenographers, Technician Gr.III and Shroff category.

In this regard, the factual position prevailing on Railways has been ascertained from a Railway i.e. Northern Railway in respect of these categories of employees and on a perusal of the same, it has been observed as under:-

The employees directly recruited as Office Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Technician Gr.III (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 2800/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Shroff category (GP Rs.1900) after their promotion as Hd. Shroff in GP Rs.4200 have further been granted 3rd MACPS in Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (as next promotional cadre post of ADC is also in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-) whereas under ACP Scheme there is no provision for grant of 3rd financial upgradation.

The employees directly recruited as Stenographer (GP Rs.2400) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4600/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Accounts Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

From the above, it can be seen that MACP Scheme is more advantageous than the ACP Scheme for the aforesaid categories.

4. Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board

Source: AIRF

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Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 21st March, 2017

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub: Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 23.11.2016 on the above subject and to state that with the reference to Board’s letter of even number dated 7-12-2016 addressed to DOP&T pursuant to the discussion in the separate meeting on the issue held on 27-09-2016, DOP&T vide their OM No.1213833/2016-Estt(Pay-II) dated 21/2/2017 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board

DA:As above.

Signed Copy

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Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway

Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. I/8/Part I

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway-reg.
Ref: (i) CPO, SEC Rly’s letter No. P-HQ/RUL/118/2/6234 dated 24/25-02-2015 & P-HQ/RUL/118/2/767 dated 15/05/2015.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(LL)/98/HER/9 dated 09/04/2015.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. i/8 Part I dated 06/06/2016.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. 98/E(LL)HER/9 dated 24/03/2017.
Federation is disappointed to note the contents of Railway Board’s letter dated 24/03/2017 wherein Board has clarified to the GM (PyS.E.C. Railway that the principle of averaging for payment of OT Allowance to the Track Machine Staff to be given effect from 1010712013, the date of issuance of Board’s letter. Federation is constrained to state that the Board has completely ignored the rule position contained in letter dated 06/07/2000,10/07/2013 & 16/06/2016 and issued wrong clarification. Federation also feels sad to convey that mere copy has been endorsed to NFIR, without mentioning NFIR’s reference to Railway Board.

So far as clarification issued by Board is concerned, the Federation does not agree with the same in the light of the following facts/merits.

i) The Railway Board vide letter No. E(LL)98-HER/9 dated 0610712000 had introduced duty roster in respect of Staff working on Track Machines and laid down rostered hours of work for three weeks at a stretch followed by rest for a continuous period of one week at the Headquarters in consultation with the Ministry of labour. These instructions further stipulated that the individuals shall not be employed for more than 12 hours on any day and in respect of Overtime payment, the staff will be governed by the extant instructions under HOER i.e. principle of averaging.

ii) Subsequently Railway Board vide letters dated 09/09/2009 & 30/10/2012 had conveyed continuance of three weeks’ roster at a stretch followed by continuous rest of one week at the Headquarters (valid upto September, 2015).

iii) On raising the issue relating to non-payment of Overtime to the Track Machine staff working on Zones by the NFIR at Board’s level, Railway Board vide letter dated 10/07/2013 had again issued instructions that the Track Machine Staff when deployed for 3 weeks continuously followed by one week rest, the payment of overtime be regulated by the principle of averaging on four weekly basis whenever working hours exceed 192 hours and keeping in view the provisions of Board’s letter dated 11/06/1974.

iv) Railway Board vide letter dated 1610612016 has again reiterated for  implementation of instructions envisaged in Board’s letter dated 6/7/2000.

v) It needs to be appreciated that Board’s instructions dated 06/07/2000 have neither been modified nor superseded. Therefore, payment of Overtime to the staff working on Track Machines is required to be regulated in terms of Board’s instructions dated 06/07/2000 from that date and not from the date of issue of Board’s letter dated 10/07/2013.

The facts mentioned above clearly establish the entitlement of overtime payment with effect from 06/07/2000 and not prospectively. Accordingly, the Track Machine Staff of South East Central Railway who have been denied Overtime payment from August 2010 by the Zonal Railway due to mis- interpretation of Rules are rightly entitled from August,2010.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to review its clarification dated 24/03/2017 and, issue fresh clarification to the Zonal Railways in general and South East Central Railway in particular for implementing instructions dated 06/07/2000 and allowing overtime payment retrospectively. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Source: NFIR

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled

Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled

No.I/13 (a)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/ED-2/4 dated 24/09/2014 and E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 0/06/2015.

Federation has been receiving grievances from those Railway employees who unfortunately have been graced with 1st child (out of three living children) being mentally disabled/retarded and is unable to receive education even at a school meant for the differently abled children due to physical/mental infirmity. Federation feels disappointed to note that the extant instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 24/09/2014 & O1/06/2015, cited under reference, do not cover the genuine problems faced by the Railway employees, consequently, payment of Children Education Allowance to the third ward is denied on the plea that the CEA/Hostel subsidy shall be admissible only to the eldest two surviving children.

Federation also feels that the genuineness of these types of cases has not been brought to the notice of Government (DoP&T, MoF), for consideration. Federation feels that the condition for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy imposed by the DoP&T needs to be reviewed and relaxed suitably so that any two children out of three can become eligible for CEA and Hostel subsidy in those cases where one of three being differently abled and cannot receive education under any circumstances.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly make out proper case with justification and refer the matter to the DoP&T for granting relaxation of the condition so that payment of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy is ensured to two school/college going children out of three – one of whom being totally disabled. A copy of the proposal sent to the DoP&T may kindly be provided to the Federation for taking up the issue at Government’s level.

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

Source: NFIR

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MACPS issues raised by NFIR

PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

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

No.2016/E(LR)I/NM 1-16

New Delhi, dt. 31.03.2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,
Sub: PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016

During the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 22nd & 23rd December, 2016, you had raised the following issue during your opening address:-

“The General Secretary specially mentioned the cases of MACPS which are continued unresolved. He said, the meeting at the level of MS & FC is yet to be held while meetings at the level of EDs were held, but with no fruitful results. He specially requested the MS that on all MACPS issues raised by NFIR, detailed comments may be furnished soon so that a separate meeting can be held for fruitful discussions and decisions before it is too late.”

Accordingly, the comments of Pay Commission Dte. On MACPS issues are enclosed.

Yours faithfully,
(Debashis Mallik)
Director, Estt. (IR)

Position/remarks on MACPS issues raised in PNM/NFIR item(s)

Item No. Subject Position/remarks
1/2011 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade pay for more than 20 year. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal Deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions / clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2011 Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation – Senior Section Engineers (Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay – Reg. The matter has been duly examined in consultation with DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
56/2012 Counting of service of D-2 Khalasis in CLW for extending benefits of financial upgradation under MACPS -reg. The item has been discussed threadbare with the Federation and the reply given by CLW is comprehensive covering all the doubts on the issue. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
16/2013 Non-grant of benefit under MACP Scheme to the Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/Production Units-reg. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.1 9.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
17/2013 Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme – Wrongful clarification issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade Pay. Meanwhile Federation vide their letter dt.22.09.2016 had requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
19/2014 Denial of revised V CPC pay scale – Injustice meted out to Midwives on Western Railway. As desired by the Federation, the matter has been examined based on the information regarding recruitment qualification and pay scale at the time of recruitment obtained from Western Railway and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt.12.05.2016. As such, no action is pending. The item may be ‘CLOSED’.
15/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to SSE -Drawing (formerly diploma holder tracers) appointed against D.R. Quota vacancies as Assistant Draftsman (presently JE- Drawing with GP-4200 in PB-2) – reg. As requested by the Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.16 to examine the matter in context of their letter No.lV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dt. 09.05.2016. Accordingly, the matter has been examined and replied to NFIR vide Board’s letter dt. 21 .10.2016. Further, DoP&T has already been consulted on the issue and they have not agreed to the proposal saying that the services should be reckoned from the date of direct recruitment as mentioned in the policy circular issued in this regard. As no other course of action appears to be left available, the item may be ‘closed’.
46/2015 Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Technical Supervisors of DC Traction and presently working as JE/SSE. As requested by the Federation, the matter has been reviewed based on the information obtained from Central Railway as well as in light of the extant instructions on the subject and accordingly. Federation have been replied vide Board’s letter dt. 21.02.2017. There appears no other course of action to be left available.
47/2015 Grant of MACP to the former Traffic Signallers/A2 Signallers absorbed as ASMs/SMs on North Eastern Railway-reg. As requested by the Federation to examine the matter in context of their letter dt.12.09.2016. The same has accordingly been examined and replied to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt.02.01.2017.
24/2016 Denial of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the serving Graduate Clerks inducted againist LDCE Quota on East Coast Railway. As decided in the meeting held on 19th & 20th May, 2016, E.Co.Railway have been asked to advise the rule and methodology under which the pay of the employees promoted as Sr. Clerks through LDCE against 13 1/3 % quota has been fixed. Reply from E.Co.Railway is awaited. Further, as per para 2 of Board’s letter dt. 18.06.81 and also in terms of Board’s letter dt. 07.10.97 benefit of pay fixation has been allowed on promotion to Sr. Clerks post through LDCE. Therefore, this promotion has to be counted for the purpose of MACPS.

Position/remarks on other MACPS issues raised by NFIR

Item No. Issues Position/remarks
1. Financial upgradation under MACPS to the directly recruited Graduate Engg-Considering entry grade pay as Rs.4600/- for the purpose of MACP to all the directly recruited Engg. Graduates in Design/Drawing Cadre and other Cadres. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised that the demand does not cover in the MACPS as the Scheme provides for counting service from direct entry grade. Further, DoPT being the nodal department, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions issued by them. There appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. Thus, the item may be ‘Closed’.
2. Third financial upgradation under MACPS on completion of 20 years of service from the first promotion or 10 years after second promotion or 30 years after regular appointment whichever is earlier. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructionsiclarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long pending item may be ‘closed’.
3. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP in the promotional hierarchy- (instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various Courts. The factual position/details about the cadres where ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS as contended by the Federations have ascertained from Railways. The same is under examination.
4. MACP benefits to railway employees- Cases of employees joining another unit/organization on request. (Railway Board’s Letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dt. 31/01/2013 NFIR’s letter dt 29/07/2013). As desired by the Staff Side, necessary instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter dt.23.11.2015 (RBE No.147/2015) and thereafter a corrigendum has also been issued vide Board’s letter dt.17.02.2016 (RBE No. 19/2016).
5. Provision of all benefits on financial upgradation under MACPS-including entitlements for travel & treatment in hospital etc. In the meeting Staff Side was requested to come out with specific entitlement which are being denied to such Staff. No reply from the Staff Side has been received so far.
6. Non-grant of benefit of financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff on North Western Railway. As decided in the meeting, the matter has been examined after obtaining information from N.W.Railway and reply to the Staff Side has been issued vide Board’s letter dated 17.03.2017.
7. Grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to the Staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years. The matter has twice been examined in consultation with DoP&T and DoP&T has not agreed for the same. Moreover, Dop&T being the nodal deptt., this Ministry is not in position to deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no other option left. The long item pending may be ‘closed’.
8. Abolition of pay scales and introduction of upgraded pay scale with revised designation – SSE Drawing clarification on Entry Grade Pay. Federation has requested that the matter may be examined in context of their letter dt.05.09.2016. Accordingly, the same has been duly examined in consultation wit DoP&T and reply to Federation has been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.10.2016.
9 Non-grant of financial upgradation under MACPS to Stock Verifiers working in Zonal Railways/PUs. The relevant instructions for allowing benefit of MACPS to Stock Verifiers by not reckoning their promotion from AA to ASV have been issued vide Board’s letter dt. 19.12.2016 (RBE No.156/2016). Thus, the item may be “CLOSED”.
10. Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme- Wrongful clarifications issued by the Railway Board. Basically, the item is regarding grant of higher Grade Pay under MACPS in cases where feeder and promotional grade posts are in same Grade pay. Federation vide their letter dt. 22.09.2016 have requested to make available the copy of reference made to DoP&T and reply thereto. Accordingly, the desired information has been furnished to the Federation vide Board’s letter dt. 06.10.2016. Moreover, DoP&T being the nodal department of Govt. on MACPS, this Ministry can not deviate from the instructions/clarifications issued by them. As such, there appears to be no issue outstanding for discussion. The item may be ‘Closed’.
11. Wrong implementation of MACP Scheme in IT Cadre/Granting of financial benefit under MACP Scheme to EDP Staff. The matter has been consulted with DoPT and they have advised to examine and decide the matter in terms of clarification No.35 of DoP&T’s OM dt. 18.7.2001. Accordingly, the same is under examination.

Source: NFIR

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Procrastination of staff issues – non-fulfillment of commitments by the Railway Board – serious unrest prevailing among railway employees-intervention requested

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 28/03/2017

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

Dear Sir,

Sub: Procrastination of staff issues – non-fulfillment of commitments by the Railway Board – serious unrest prevailing among railway employees-intervention requested.

Federation is constrained to bring to your kind notice that the staff in almost all categories are the dissatisfied lot due to non-redressal of their genuine grievances at Railway Board’s level as also non-fulfillment of commitments made in the formal meetings held with the Railway Board. The staff issues dealt in the fora of PNM, DC/JCM as well in separate meetings are continued in a stalemate position for years together without finality.

In the above context, NFIR places below the real position to impress upon the CRB that the Railway Board’s failures have been causing dissatisfaction and agony among employees in general and those in safety categories in particular:

 

(a) Non-fulfillment of assurances/commitments:-

  • Replacement of 6th CPC GP Rs. 4600 (PB-2) with GP 4800 (PB-2) for Sr. Section Engineers and other Inspectorial/Supervisory Officials in the Railways.
  • Replacement of 6th CPC GP 4200/- PB-2 with GP 4600/- PB-2 for Loco Pilots (Mail/Exp).
  • Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior 01/01/2006 on remaining 6 1/2 Zones in Indian Railways. (Although SLPs have been dismissed by Apex Court, the Railway Board have twisted the matter and allowed stepping up of pay to the petitioners before Court, stating that the benefit allowed as” personam”. (This is a clear case of blatant violation of agreement reached with Federations). NFIR’s letter No. 11/95/Pt. X dated 24/01/2017 to CRB and letter dated 06/02/2017 may kindly be perused. GS/NFIR met Hon’ble MR and apprised the facts. The Hon’ble MR agreed that agreement should be honoured when Member Staff was present during discussion. The Railway Board’s negative attitude has been contributing unrest among Loco Running Staff.
  • Upgradation of Apex Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ (Gaz) – 3335 posts.
  • Implementation of 10: 20: 20: 50 ratio for Track Maintainers in VI CPC GP 2800, 2400, 1900 and 1800 respectively (7th CPC Pay Matrix levels 5, 4, 2 & 1).

(b) Agreed decisions not implemented:

  • Manning of coaches by Ticket Checking Staff – Restoration of Board’s orders of 2000.
  • Cadre restructuring of IT cadre staff.
  • Implementation of norms for creation of posts of SSE (Signal) JE (Signal), Maintainer (Signal) etc.,
  • Merger of Senior Technicians (Signal) with JE (Signal) – NFIR PNM Item No. 14/2010.
  • Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices in Safety category vacancies in GP 1800/Pay Matrix Level I
  • Absorption of staff of Quasi Administrative units in Railways – Restoration of policy decision of 1973 & 1977 which was arbitrarily cancelled in the year 1997 without prior consultations with the Federations. It needs to be appreciated that quasi staff are not outsiders and IREM provisions confirm Federation’s contention.

(c) NFIR’s pending PNM Items:

  • Items pending since over five years = 22
  • Items pending since over three years = 27
  • Items pending sine over two years = 12
    Total = 61

(d) DC/JCM – pending items:

  • Items pending since over five years = 45
  • Items pending since over six years = 09
  • Items pending since over seven years = 31
    Total = 85

(e) Issues deliberated in the meetings of Fast Track Committee and Joint Committee (on Running Staff kilometrage rates etc.,) are continued to remain unresolved.

(f) MACPS issues numbering over 30 are pending with Railway Board since more than 3 years.

(g) Non-filling of vacancies (safety and other than safety categories) is causing deterioration of efficiency levels and health of existing staff who are heavily over burdened with work pressure.

NFIR therefore requests the CRB to kindly intervene for rectifying the matters to restore confidence among staff who are extremely unhappy on non-redressal of grievances and non-implementation of agreements.
Federation also conveys that further delay in sorting out the issues and implementing agreements may lead to wide spread agitation in Railways.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.nfirindia.com

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National Council (JCM) Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

GOVERNMET OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

Rail Bhawan,New Delhi-110 001,
dated:27.03.2017

No.2008/E(LR)I/JCM 1-1

The General Secretary,
NFIR.
3. Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/NC/JCM/Part IV dated 19.01.2017.

Ministry of Personnel, Public &Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) vide their O.M.No.1/3/2008-JCA-1 dated 27.02.2017has since conveyed the approval of the Competent Authority to the nominations/re-nominations of the following representatives of National Federation of Indian. Railwaymen as Staff Side members of National Council(JCM) on behalf of NFIR for a period of three(3) years with effect from 27.2.2017:

S/Shri
1. Guman Singh
2. M. Raghavaiah
3. R.P. Bhatnagar
4. K.S. Murty
5. J.C. Mahurkar
6. T.K. Chatterjee
7. B. C, Sharma
8. R.P. Singh
9. P.S.Suriyaprakasam
10. Ashok Sharma
11. Munindra Saikia

yours faithfully
(D.Mallik)27/3/2017
Director, Esst(IR)

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Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No. 23/2017

No. E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-6

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

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

Sub: Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

A reference from North Western Railway was received for clarification on the issue of admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of railway residential accommodation by a railway employee. The matter was examined and considered in this office in the light of policy guidelines on the issue in consultation with the Finance Directorate of Railway Board. In this connection, it is stated that the provisions of letter No. E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.05.1988 still hold good regarding admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) in the event of non¬acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation. However, refusal by a Railway servant of a quarter of a different class from that for which he is eligible shall not constitute refusal for the purpose of these orders unless he has the option to apply for accommodation of a class next below the one to which he is entitled by virtue of his emoluments and he refuses such accommodation when allotted on the basis of his application.

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

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

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30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated:28/03/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Thirty percent (30%) add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25 dated 24/01/2017
The Railway Board vide letter dated 24th January 2017 has clarified to the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff are entitled for 55% add on pay element on their 7th CPC Pay for Pensionary benefits. However, clarification with regard to continuance of 30% add on pay element for retiral benefits to the retiring Loco Inspectors has not been incorporated in Board’s letter dated 24th January 2017, referred to above. Railway Board’s attention is also invited to its letters No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10 (iv) dated 25/II/l992 and No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 (RBE No.20212008) on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification for reckoning 30% add on pay element to the last pay drawn by retiring Loco Inspectors for payment of pensionary benefits. Copy of Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 is also enclosed.

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

Source: NFIR

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Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

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

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/58

RBE No.24/17

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc,
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement.
Ref: CORE, Allahabad’s letter No. CORE/E/1/19/ENGAGEMENT/PART-1 dated 09.10.2015.

A clarification had been sought by CORE, Allahabad regarding admissibility of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance to retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter for project / field works.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement; when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter, may be paid, in addition to their usual daily wages/remuneration, daily allowance at the rate of 60% of the applicable Daily Allowance rate (as indicated in Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14, dated 01/12/2008, as modified from time to time) corresponding to the pay drawn/post held by the retired Railway servant immediately prior to their retirement to meet out of pocket expenses. Such daily allowance will require the approval of SAG level officer.

3. Further, this will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol. II and will be regulated by the general/specific orders issued in this regard from time to time.

4. These orders shall take effect from 03/03/2017.

5. This orders will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol.II and will be regulated by the general/ specific orders issued in this regard from time to time

6. Hindi version is enclosed

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board,

Source: NFIR

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Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP)

Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) – reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 06, March 2017

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.

Sir.

Sub: Fixation of Pay of re-employed pensioners – treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 10.01.2017 on the above subject and to state that the illustration given in your letter regarding treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP) while fixing the pay of ex-servicemen re-employed in the Railways has been examined in consultation with the Finance Directorate is not as per the instructions contained in DoP&T’s OM No.3/19/2009 Estt. Pay II dated 08.11.2010 which was circulated to the Railways vide Board’s letter No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-4 dated 24.07.2013 and reiterated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 15.12.2016. The DoP&T’s OM only provides that the MSP part of pension will not be deducted from the pay fixed on re-employment. It does not provide for including MSP in the pay fixed on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Brief of meeting held on 17.03.2017 : AIRF

Brief of meeting held on 17.03.2017 : AIRF

All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Brief of the meeting held today with Hon’ble MR

A meeting was held today with Hon’ble Minister for Railways in the Parliament House, on the issue of withdrawal of Railway Board’s orders dated 30.01.2017, in a very cordial manner, wherein Hon’ble MR assured the federations that, he would take decision in this regard at his own. Hon’ble Minister for Railways has also called a meeting in this regard on 21/22 March, 2017.

Though this meeting may go on, you are advised to hold demonstrations, dharnas, gate meetings etc. at the Divisional and Extra Divisional Offices in a befitting manner.

We are also getting reports of 16th March, 2017 agitational programmes from our affiliates in the Railway Zones, which are quite encouraging, and we hope, the same enthusiasm will continue.

Source: AIRF

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Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 – Reckoning as pay for running staff

Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 – Reckoning as pay for running staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. EP&A)-II/2006/RS-28.

New Delhi, dated 22.11.2016.

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

Sub.:- Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 -Reckoning as pay for running staff.

Ref.: (i) DC/JCM Item No. 15/2009.GS/NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conl/Vol.VI dated 28/03/2016

 

Please refer to your letter dated 28.03.2016 under reference no. (ii) on the subject noted above. Iii this connection, it is mentioned that Board’s letter dated 21.10.2014 addressed to both the Federations highlighted that the basis for the exclusions was the Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 01.03.2004 on the merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay that was adopted by the Ministry of Railways. Vide letter dt. 28.03.2016, however, NFIR. has not agreed with the reply and has reiterated that the exclusions violate the IREM provision of. Running Allowance and that the OM dt. 01.03.2004 of MoF is not relevant in this connection.

For a better understanding of the logic on which the three exclusions have been made the table given below may kindly be seen:-

Clause No. Benefit of 30% pay element (mentioned in the clause)applicable to Running Staff Relevant wording in MoF O.M. dated 01.03.2004 pertaining to the benefit Remarks
a Entitlement for pass/ PTO LTC Specifically excluded from revision of entitlement on merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay As Railways do not have LTC. Pass /PTO revision excluded accordingly vide RBE No.77/2008
d Fixation in pay in Stationary Posts Fixation of pay not included as an admisssble benefit for revision of entitlement on merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay Counting of the benefit (of merger of DA with Basic) for Fixation of pay is an issue pertaining to all Government employees and not merely Running Staff of Railways. When this benefit has not been extended to any Government employee, it cannot be extended to Running Staff consolation. RBE No.77/2008 has been issued accordingly. As erest while Basic Pay element (without merger of 50% DA) however continued to be admissible for Fixation of pay of Running Staff in Stationary posts, there is no violation of relevant REM provision.
g Entitlement of Quarters Government accomadation specifically excluded from revision of entitlement on merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay As Railway Quarters are Government accomadation, revision of entitlement has been excluded accordingly vide RBE No.77/2008

As brought out in the table above there has been no violation of the Rules.It is therefore requested that the item may be closed.

For Secretary Railway Board

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Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: March 7, 2017

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Anti-labour steps of the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways)

In the DC/JCM Meeting, held today with the Railway Board, AIRF strongly lodged its protest against anti-labour steps of the Railway Board(Ministry of Railways) in general and encroachment on trade union rights by way of issuing orders dated 30.01.2017, in particular, debarring the Supervisory Staff, belonging to Safety Category, working in Grade Pay of Rs.4200 and above from becoming officebearers of the railway unions.

General Secretary AIRF, while expressing his anguish on the attitude of the Ministry of Railways, also pointed out that, despite already arrived at agreements on the following issues, Railway Board have failed to issue instructions for implementation thereof despite lapse of substantial period of time:-

(i) Upgradation of apex level Group ‘C’ staff to Group ‘B’ Gazetted.
(ii) Placement of the Supervisors in the erstwhile Grade Pay of Rs.4800 in place of GP Rs.4600 .
(iii) Non-implementation of the agreed structure of the Trackmen in the ratio of 10:20:20:50 and
their promotional avenue.
(iv) Stepping-up of pay of the Loco Inspectors.
(v) Issues related to Running Staff, already agreed upon in the Fast Track Committee.
(vi) For financial upgradation under MACPS and regular promotions, existing Benchmark(prior to VII CPC) should continue.
(vi) Regularization of Course Completed Act Apprentices, trained in Railway Establishments, in the Railways, etc. etc.

General Secretary, while expressing serious discontentment over these issues specifically, mentioned that, Ministry of Railways is directly interfering in the functioning of the trade union by issuing dictatorial instructions, which AIRF and the entire Staff Side is not going to tolerate, and that is why, meeting of the DC/JCM is bycotted.

Pursuant to the above, it has been jointly decided by both the recognized federations to launch undernoted agitational programme all over the Indian Railways:-

(a) 16th March, 2017 – Mass agitations, dharnas, demonstrations at the Branch and Depot levels.

(b) 23rd March, 2017 – Mass agitations by holding dharnas, demonstrations, rallies at the Divisional level.

(c) 30th March, 2017 – Massive demonstrations at the Zonal Headquarters, wherein memorandum addressed to Minister of Railways be handed over to the respective GMs, mentioning therein that, if no corrective action is taken by the Ministry of Railways, organized labour shall be at liberty to go for direct action, entire responsibility of which shall squarely rest with the Railway administration.

All of you are requested to take appropriate action accordingly, and report of the same may be forwarded to AIRF for better appreciation.

With Good Wishes of Holi!

Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomaly: NFIR writes to Railway Board

7th CPC Pay Matrix Anomaly: NFIR writes to Railway Board

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

Dated: 06/03/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix – Pay fixation to staff – Anomaly resulting less pay to senior in comparison with junior – reg.
Ref: Notification issued by the Railway Ministry vide RBE No.90/2016 – Rule 10(2) therof.

NFIR desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board, the anomalous situation arisen pursuant to sub-para (2) of Rule 10 of the Notification issued by the Railway Board vide RBE No.90/2016. A case on North Western Railway is cited below as example:-

  • Mr.X and Y have been working as SSE in the Loco Workshop, Ajmer in GP 4600/- (Level 7). Mr. X is senior to Mr. Y.
  • Both X & Y have been drawing pay equal to Rs.60,400/- on 1st July 2016. Both the employees are due for financial upgradation benefit under MACPS in the month of February 2017.
  • Mr.X has been given financial upgradation under MACPS and his pay when fixed in Level 8 comes to Rs.62,200/-. His next increment is due on 1st January 2018 when his pay will raise to 64,100/-.
  • Mr.Y has been denied financial upgradation due to ‘Good ACR’ for the year 2014. His pay on lst July 2017 will be Rs. 62,200/- in Level 7 which will be equal to Mr. Y’s pay as on 1st July 2017.
  • When Mr.Y becomes fit for financial upgradation under MACPS sometime between July and December 2017, then his pay will be 64,100/- in Level 8 which will be equal to the pay of Mr.X in January 2018. Subsequently, when Mr.Y will be given next increment in January 2019 ultimately Mr. X will lag behind by six months despite being senior.

The position mentioned above clearly reveals that senior has been put to loss by way of drop in emoluments. This needs to be remedied to do justice to senior employees.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to examine the case in the light of above illustration and take necessary action for rendering justice to senior staff in whose case, the drop in emoluments has taken place. Federation may also be apprised of Board’s response early.

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

Source: NFIR

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