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Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

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Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 16/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Denial of pay fixation benefit in the case of Sr. P. Way Supervisors (GP 4200 PB-2) merged with JE/P.Way (GP 4200+PB-2)

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM agenda item No. 53/2016.
(ii) RailwayBoard’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 08/09/2016.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. VZlPart trI dated 12/09/2016 & No. 1/2/Part IV dated
05/06/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 05/07/2017.
(v) NFIR’s letter No. I/2Part IV dated 10/07/2017.
(vi) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-III/20l6/FE-II/3 dated 26/07/2017.

The reply sent by the Railway Board vide letter dated 2610712017 is not acceptable to the Federation as the Railway Board has ignored the fact that the Sr. P. Way Supervisors have been made to shoulder higher responsibilities of Jr. Engineer (P. Way) and in such sifuations, pay fixation under erstwhile Rule FR 22 (C) is needed to be extended to the staff. Federation further desires to state that Enbloc merger and upgradation granted by the Railway Board, should not undermine the right of the employee to claim benefit of pay fixation when he is shifted to the higher post with higher responsibilities.

NFIR wanted the Railway Board to cite the rule under which pay fixation is not admissible in these cases, but sadly the Board have not cited any rule position. Relying on Rule 1313 and denying the benefit of pay fixation is highly improper.

This being a PNM subject, the Federation will discuss the issue in the ensuing PNM meeting at the level of MS & FC.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Pay element relating to Running Staff/Loco Inspectors after the recommendations of 7th CPC

Pay element relating to Running Staff/Loco Inspectors after the recommendations of 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25

New Delhi,
dated:13.11.2017

The General Manager,
Metro Railway,
Kolkata.

Sub : Pay element relating to Running Staff/Loco Inspectors after the recommendations of Seventh CPC.

Please refer to your letter no. MRTS/E.345/0/12/Pt.IV/Misc dt. 05.05.2017 requesting a clarification about the percentage of pay element to be reckoned for the purpose of computation of pensionary benefits in respect of Loco Inspectors. This issue has also been raised by GS/NFIR in his letter no. IV/RSAC/Conf/Pt. VIII dt. 15.09.2017.

2. Loco Inspectors are entitled to 30% add-on pay element for retirement benefits as per paragraph no. 5.5 of Board’s letter no. E(P&A)II/83/RS-10(iv) dt. 25.11.1992 which has not been amended as yet. It is clarified that the pay element (presently 30% until further orders) has to be reckoned in the revised pay structure of Seventh CPC for calculation of pensionary benefits of Loco Inspectors.

3. In this connection it is noted that many retired Loco Inspectors, even after getting the benefit of 30% add-on pay element at the time of pay fixation as Loco Inspectors, have gone to Courts of Law claiming 55% pay element for pensionary benefits equating themselves to the running staff. It is reiterated that Loco Inspectors are not classified as running staff and therefore are not entitled to 55% pay element for pensionary benefits. This fact may be conveyed to such Loco Inspectors while calculating their pensionary benefits.

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

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

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Provision of seats for TTEs/Conductors

Provision of seats for TTEs/Conductors

seats-for-railway-tte-conductors

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2003/TG-I/20/P/2

New Delhi, Dated: 02.11.2017

The Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways

(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 72 OF 2017)

Sub: Provision of seats for TTEs/Conductors.

Please refer to this office letter No. 2001-TG-I/13/P dated 03.10.2002 wherein instructions have been issued regarding earmarking of accommodation for TTE/Conductors in Mail/Express trains, Rajdjani Express trains, Shatabdi Express trains, day journey trains and Jan-Shatabdi Express trains. The matter has been further reviewed keeping in view the trains which have been introduced subsequently e,g, Duronto, Humsafar, Suvidha Special trains etc. Moreover, the capacity of 3AC conventional coaches is 64 berths whereas that of LHB 3AC coaches is 72 berths and that of 3E coaches is 78 berths & hence 3E coaches should be considered at par with 3AC coaches. Accordingly, it has been decided to earmark the following accommodation for onboard Ticket Checking Staff & RPF/GRP:-

a. Mail/Express trains with sleeping accommodation and leg-wise manning (Covering normal Mail/Express trains, Mahamana etc.)

(i) Berth No. 5 in A-1 Coach only for Conductor manning 1st AC/ AC 2 tier/First Class coaches.
(ii) Berth No. 7 in B-1/ BE-1 Coach only for TTE manning AC3 tier/3E coaches.
(iii) Berth No. 7 in alternate sleeper class coaches for TTEs manning Sleeper Class coaches.

b. Mail/Express trains with sleeping accommodation and end to end manning (covering Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto type trains)

(i) Berth No. 5 in A-1 Coach for TS manning 1st AC and 2nd AC coaches.
(ii) Berth No. 7 in B-1, B-3, B-5, & B-7 coaches of Dy. TS manning AC-2/3-tier coaches. In case of 3E, similar arrangements should be made in BE-1, BE-4 and BE-7 or G-1, G-3, G-5 & G-7 coaches in case of Garib Rath type trains.

c. Mail/Express trains with sitting accommodation and end to end manning. (Shatabdi type trains)

(i) Seat No.1 in Coach No. C-1, C-3, C-5 & C-7 coaches for TS/Dy. TS.
(ii) Trains superintendent will occupy the seat in the coach adjacent to the executive class coach.

d. Mail/Express trains having sitting accommodation and leg-wise manning (Inter-city type trains)

(i) Seat No.1 in every alternate second class coach for ticket checking staff manning these coaches.
(ii) Seat No.1 in alternate Chair Car coach.
(iii) In case composite coach with sitting and sleeping accommodation is attahced, seat no.1 in the sitting portion of the composite coach should be earmarked, for the ticket checking staff.

e. Accommodation for RPF/GRP: One side lower berth (berth no. 63 in coach S1) may be earmarked in sleeper class coach in the entire train in which this staff is travelling. To make it clearer, if the train is being escorted by GRP, one berth will be earmarked for GRP and in case the train is escorted by RPF, one berth in sleeper class will be earmarked for RPF. In case no RPF/GRP is escorting the train, no accommodation will be earmarked for them.

2. The number of berths/seats to be earmarked in a train for onboard ticket checking staff will be keeping in view the composition of the train. In case the number of staff manning a train on regular basis (working as per roster) is less, the number of berths/seats to be earmarked for onboard ticket checking staff can be reduced and the same can be reviewed also subsequently based on manning on regular basis (working as per roster) subject to maximum yardstick indicated above. In the train also the number of berths/seats to be utilized by the onboard ticket checking staff will be equal to the number of staff and the berths/seats in excess will be released to RAC or other passengers.

sd/-
(Vikram Singh)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

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

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Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices

Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S. No. PC-VII/ 66

RBE No. 144/2017

No. PC-V/2017/PS/1 (SCRA)

New Delhi, dated 06-10-2017

The General Manager
All Indian Railways & PUs (As per mailing list)

Sub: Revised rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/PS12(SCRA) dated 25.11.2008

Consequent upon the promulgation of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, on the basis of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the issue of revision of the rates of stipend to Special Class Railway Apprentices has been under consideration. The President is pleased to decide the following revised rates of stipend for SCRAs:-

Year Existing rate of stipend (Rs.) Amount on
fixation (2.57
times of
stipend)
(Rs.)
(3)
Increment © 3%
of previous rate
of stipend at cot.
(5)
(Rs.)
(4)
Proposed rate of
stipend (Rounded
off to next
hundred) (Rs.)

 (5)
(1) (2)
1st year 9100 23387 23400
2nd year 9100 23400
3rd year 9400 702 24200
4th year (first six months) 9400 24200
4th year (last six months) 9700 726 25000

2. These orders will take effect from 01.8.2016.2. These orders will take effect from 01.8.2016.

3. The apprentices will draw the revised rates of Dearness Allowance appropriate to the revised rates of stipend.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.5. Hindi version is enclosed.

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

Source : AIRF

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7th Central Pay Commission : Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

7th Central Pay Commission : Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.165/2017
New Delhi, dated 08.11.2017

S.No.PC-VII/75
No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-9

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

Sub:-Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission-Additional House Rent Allowance (HRA) for Railway Employees serving in the states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of the rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA) granted to the Railway employees on implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19-07-2017 (RBE No.71/2017), in modification of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II/83/HRA-29, dated 30.06.1984 and Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-14, dated 25.02.2009 (RBE No.41/2009) on the subject mentioned above, additional HRA shall be granted to the Railway employees posted to states of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, who leave their families behind at their old duty station at revised rates as per Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19-07-2017.

2.These orders will not be applicable to such employees who were transferred out of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh before 01.07.2017.

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

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

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

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7th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government Health and Malaria Allowance

7th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government Health and Malaria Allowance

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

PC-VII No. 7 0

RBE No. 159/2017

New Delhi, dated 27.10.2017

No. E(P&A)I-2017 /SP-1/Genl-2

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

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government- Health and Malaria 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 revise the rates of Health and Malaria Allowance, granted to Health and Malaria Inspectors (Health Inspectors) in Indian Railways. The allowance will be paid as per cell R3H3 of the Risk and Hardship Matrix. The rate of this allowance will be Rs. 1000/- per month upto level 8 in Pay Matrix (VII CPC) and – 1200/per month for level 9 and above in Pay Matrix(VII CPC).

2. The rate of this allowance will further increase by 25 percent each time DA rises by 50 percent.

3. The revised rates of allowance shall be admissible with effect from 1st July, 2017.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

No. E(P&A)I-2017 /SP-1/Genl-2

(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E(P&A)-1
Railway Board
New Delhi, dated 27 .10.2017

Source: AIRF

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Adoption of clarification issued by Ministry of Finance regarding modifications of Level-13 of Pay Matrix

Adoption of clarification issued by Ministry of Finance regarding modifications of Level-13 of Pay Matrix

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

S.No.72/PC-VII

RBE No: 161/2017

New Delhi, dated: 31/10/2017

File No. PC-VII/2017/RSRP/1

The General Manager/CAOs(R),

All Indian Railways & Production Units,

(As per mailing list)

Sub :- Adoption of clarification issued by Ministry of Finance regarding modifications of Level-13 of Pay Matrix.

Modifications to Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 were notified vide Gazette Notification No. G.S.R 882(E) dated 14.07.2017 thereby making changes in Level-13 of the Pay Matrix.

2.Now, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M No. 4-6/2017-IC/E-III(A) dated 28.09.2107 (copy enclosed) has issued detailed clarifications addressing the following issues arising out of the modification to Level-13 of the Pay Matrix:

(i) Issue No. 1 – Whether pay in the Level-13 is to be fixed by multiplying by a factor of 2.57 or 2.67

(ii) Issue No. 2 – Pay re-fixed in the modified Level-13 working out lower than the pay fixed in the earlier Level-13.

(iii) Issue No. 3 – Re-exercise of option for coming over to the Revised pay structure in case of Level-13.

3. The clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their O.M dated 28.09.2017 will be applicable mutatis mutundis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 and amendment notified on 14.07.2017. However, the period for any recovery or waving off recovery will be upto 31.07.2017 as the amendments to the RS(RP) Rules, 2016 were notified in July, 2017. Similarly, the time period for re-exercise of options, if any, as mentioned in para-15 of the enclosed O.M will count from the date of issue of this letter.

4.The cases of employees who retired on or after 01.01.2016 and upto 31.07.2017 and if covered under para 12 of Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 28.09.2017, shall be processed as per Rule 90 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.

5.Hindi version will follow.

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

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7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers

7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers

PC VII No:69/2017

RBE.No.:154/2017

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

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

New Delhi, Dated 24-10-2017

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
(As Per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC- revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retired medical officers.

A Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M.No.38/37/2016-P&PW(A) (iii) dated 11th September, 2017 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. The Railway Board’s instructions corresponding to the DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in their aforesaid O.M.dated 11th September,2017 are given under:

S.No DOP&PW’s instructions Railways Board’s corresponding instructions
1 O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)(II) dated 04.08.2016 Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 10.08.2016
2 O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 12.05.2017 Letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.05.2017

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

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Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways

Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways.

TICKET-CHECKING-STAFF-INDIAN-RAILWAYS

NFIR

No. II/73/Part I

Dated: 13/10/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Provision of cooking facilities and other amenities in the Rest Rooms for Ticket Checking Staff on Indian Railways – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 13/2011.
(ii) Railway Board’s D.O. No. 2010/TG-V 103/Part II dated 04/2016 addressed to GMs of Zonal Railways.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/73/Part I dared 10/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/73/Part I dated 01/05/2017.

Federation reproduces below the extract of the minutes of PNM meeting held between NFIR and Railway Board on22nd /23rd December, 2016 against agenda Item No. 13/2011.

Comprehensive instructions already exists in Board’s letter dated 08/02/2011 regarding provision of adequate facilities for Ticket Checking Staff in TTEs Rest Houses and have been reiterated from time to time. A D.O. Letter has also been written to the CCMs on 28/04/2016 to make good the deficiencies. It was decided that Zonal Railways should conduct survey to assess the number of TTEs willing to avail of the cooking facilities. Federation pointed out that there are certain problems in Rest Rooms located in Delhi area. Official agreed to take up the issue with NR for ensuring requisite facilities“.

Federation is pained to state that although a period of over ten months has passed, neither progress has been apprised to the Federation nor copy of any communication sent to the General Manager, Northern Railway to look into the problems in the Rest Rooms in Delhi area is made available. Federation had also highlighted the deficiencies prevailing in the TTEs Rest Room at Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway Station, but unfortunately no action has been taken so far.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 01/05/2017, NFIR once again urges upon the Railway Board to take immediate action on the subject matter for ensuring repairs/maintenance of TTEs Rest Rooms with adequate facilities. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghlvaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes

Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

training-allowances - Sumptuary Allowance

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

RBE No.145/2017

No.E(MPP)2012/3/28

New Delhi, Dated 06.10.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railway and
Production Units.

The Director General,
NAIR, Vadodara.

The Directors,
IRICEN,Pune,
IRIEEN, Nasik,
IRIMEE, Jamalpur,
IRISET, Secunderabad,
IRITM, Lucknow,
JRRPF, Lucknow.

Sub: Revision of rates of Training Allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance for Training Institutes.

Kindly refer to Ministry of Railways’ letter Nos. E(MPP)/2005/13/2 dated 22.08.2005 (RBE No. 139/2005) followed by E(MPP)/2008/3/18 dated 20.10.2008 (RBE No. 156/2008) wherein Ministry of Railways had communicated that the training allowance is to be paid @ 30% and @ 15% of the basic pay to the faculty members, for imparting training to Group ‘A’ Officers and to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff respectively on Centralised Training Institutes and various other training Centres on Indian Railways, respectively.

2. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, the rates of Training Allowance is revised as follows:

Training Allowance

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes  for Group ‘A’ officers. 24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay

3. It will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period of time and are then likely to go back. It will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

4. Training Allowance will be admissible to the faculty members without any ceiling of 5 years and standard cooling off period between tenures will apply.

5. Further, above mentioned Board’s instruction had stated that ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ shall be paid @ Rs 3500/- per month for the Director/ Head of the Centralised Training Instititutes for Group ‘A’ Officers and @ Rs 2500/- per month to Course Directors and @ Rs 2000/- per month to Counsellors. Pursuant to the recommendation of 7th CPC recommendation and as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure- Resolution No. 1/1/2013 -E.III(A) dated 06.07.2017, ‘Sumptuary Allowance’ for Training Establishment is abolished.

6. The revised rates of allowances and abolition of Sumptuary Allowance shall be applicable with effect from 1st July, 2017.

7. All other guidelines/instructions on the subject shall remain unchanged.

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Mahendra Kumar Gupta)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board

 Source: Railway Board

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Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD

RBA No.145/2017

No.2016/AC-II/21/8

New Delhi,dated 11-10-2017

General Managers
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub: Revision Of Pension of Pre-2016 Pensioner as per 7th CPC

Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7 dated 22.5.2017 (RBE No.49/2017) & 11.07/2017 (RBE No.66/2017)

2. Board’s letters of even No. dated 9.6.2017, 19.7.2017 & 25.07.2017 *RBA No.68/2017, 98/2017 & 103/2017)

3. Board (FC) D.O.letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 05.09.2017

Instructions have been issued regarding revision of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners in line with 7th CPC recommendations vide Railway Board’s letter under reference above. These instructions envisage ‘suo moto’ revision in pension for all pre-2016 retirees. Till date 151982 pensioners PPO have been revised.

It may be appreciated that against the 14 lakh pensioners cases on Indian Railways, the pace of pension revision is slow. In the recently held review meeting, additional secretary (Expenditure) has also emphasized that adequate priority may be given to this area of work. Finance Secretary also expressed that exercise of pension revision may be completed in a time-bound manner. In this connection, Financial Commissioner, vide his DO letter No.2016/AC-II/21/8/PT-III dated 5.9.2017 has also advised that the exercise of revision may be carried out on a parallel track alongwith ARPAN to expedite the process.

As a welfare measure, it should be ensured to step up with pace for revision of pension. The work flow of pension revision envisages close coordination between the personnel and the accounts Department and hence, it is advised that PCPO and PFA to monitor the progress of revision of pension cases at their level to ensure that pension revision exercise is completed at the earliest.

Ravindra Gupta
Member Staff
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017

Dearness-Allowance-Central-Government-RAILWAY-employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALA Y A)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. 60/PC-VII
File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1

RBE No.: 137 /2017

New Delhi, dated: 06.10.2017

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

 

Sub: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 30/2017 dated 31.03.2017 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2017.

2.The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3.The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21 )), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume -II (Sixth Edition- 1987)- Second Reprint 2005.

4.The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2017.

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

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

Source: Indian Railways

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7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order

7th CPC – Dress Allowance for eligible Railway Employees: Railway Board Order No. RBE 141/2017

7thCPC-Dress-Allowance-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

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

PC-VII No. 64

RBE No. 141/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/7

New Delhi, Dated: 03.10.2017

The General Managers/ CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Dress Allowance.

In terms of extant instructions, the Uniform- related allowances being paid to Railway employees as admissible included Kit Maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.

2. Consequent to the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, these uniform-related allowances have been subsumed into a single Dress Allowance. The President is pleased to approve payment of this Dress Allowance to the categories of employees and at the rates as listed below:

1
Officers of RPF/RPSF 20,000/- per annum
2
Personnel Below Officer Rank of RPF, Station masters of Indian Railways 10,000/- per annum
3
Other categories of staff who were supplied Uniforms and are required
to wear them regularly like Trackmen, Running Staff of Indian Railways,
Staff Car Drivers, MTS, Canteen staff of Non-Statutory departmental
Canteens, etc.
5,000/- per annum
4
Nurses 1800/- per month

3. With this notification of Dress Allowance, existing uniform-related allowances including those for maintenance & washing of uniforms, will no longer be payable separately. Existing orders for payment of such separate uniform-related allowances including Shoe Allowance therefore stand superseded.

4. With the payment of this Dress Allowance, categories of staff who were earlier being provided Uniforms, will henceforth not be provided with Uniforms.

5. The amount of Dress Allowance shall be credited to the salary of entitled employees directly once a year in the month of July.

6. This allowance covers only the basic uniform of the employees. Any special clothing like the fluorescent clothing provided to Trackmen of Indian Railways will continue to be provided by this Ministry as per existing norms.

7. The rates of Dress Allowance will go up by 25% each time Dearness Allowance rises by 50%.

8. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017.

Hindi version will follow.

(Jaya Kuma G)
Deputy Director (Pay Commission) VII
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP

7th CPC Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP: Railway Board Order RBE No. 140/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
PC-VII No. 63
RBE No.140/2017
No. PC-VII/2016/I/6/1

New Delhi, dated 28/09/2017

ORDER

Sub: Fixation of employees in 1S scale of 4440-7440 in GP 1300 (6th CPC) and without GP.

The new pay structure notified by Ministry of Finance vide Revised Pay Rules, 2016 has not provided a framework for replacement of existing pay structure of employees in -1S scale of 3 4440-7440 GP 3 1300 (6th C PC) and without GP. Therefore, a proposal for aligning the same on lines of 7th CPC pay structure was forwarded to Implementation Cell/Ministry of Finance, after taking cognizance of the demands raised by Staff Federations.

2. Now, with the approval of MoF, it has been decided that Level-1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC report be the replacement for the pre-revised – l S scale. The pay of those governed by the -1S scale may be revised by using the Fitment Factor of 2.57 for placement in Level-1 in conformity with Rule-7 of the RS(RP) Rules, 2016. All pre-revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of ? 7,000 in the pre-revised -1 S scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by DoE, Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 03.08.2017, circulated vide Board’s letter dated 27.09.2017 (RBE No. 139/2017) on application of the said benefit.

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

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Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer – Simplified application Procedure – RBE No.131/2017

Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer – Simplified application Procedure – RBE No.131/2017

RBE No.131/2017

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

No.E(NG)I-2017/TR/24

New Delhi, dated 22.09.2017

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

Sub: Inter-Railway Mutual Transfer. 

In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 15.09.2017 (RBE No. 130/2017), the procedure for Mutual Transfer is further simplified. Hereafter, for Divisionally controlled posts, applications for Mutual Transfer duly signed by both applicants in the proper format, from a Division of one Railway to Division on another Railway need not be routed through the HQ offices. It shall be dealt directly only by the Divisions concerned.

For HQ controlled posts the prevailing procedure shall continue

2. Activity and prescribed Timelines:

S
N
Activity Timeline
(i) Forwarding of Applications by Supervisors to the Personnel Department of the Division : 
it should be verified at this stage that the prescribed application form is complete in all respects duly signed by both employees and the information given therein is correct.
10
days
(ii) Forwarding by Divisional Personnel Department : 15
days
(a) Division controlled posts :
Divisional Personnel Department will forward the request application with necessary documents directly to the Division concerned to which transfer is sought. The name and designation of the officer signing the letter should invariably be mentioned in the forwarding letter.
(b) HQ controlled posts :
Personnel Department will forward the application with all necessary documents to Zonal HQ (CPO office).
(iii) Forwarding by Headquarters Personnel Deptt
(For HQ controlled posts) :
On receipt of the application duly forwarded from Division/Workshop, the HQ Personnel Department office will forward it to the Zonal Rly/PU concerned.
15
days
Note : Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the some grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.
(iv) Conveying of Acceptance : The counterpart HQ/Division to issue their acceptance to forwarding HQ/Division (as the case may be). 10
days
(v) Issue of Transfer Order : On receipt of consent from the receiving HQ/Division, the transfer orders should be issued. 15
days
(vi) Relieving/Sparing: Once the transfer order is issued; employees should be relieved immediately with the senior employee being relieved first. This will be the responsibility of Branch Officer/Head of Department concerned under whom the staff is working (Board’s letters No. ERP/Portal – Transfer/2013 dated 30.04.2014 and No. E(NG)I-2007/TR/26 dated 04.12.2007 refers). 15
days
(vii) Dispatch of LPC and Service Records : Personnel Department concerned should ensure that the LPC and Service Record of the employee(s) are sent expeditiously to the new Division/Zone etc. in terms of Board’s letter number E(NG)I-2001/TR/16 dated 21.11.2001. Attested Xerox copy of the Service Record should be given to the employee concerned. 15
days
Note :  (i) At the stage of forwarding of applications, files need not be routed through concerned Branch Officer/HOD. The consultation with Branch Officers/MODS concerned in Division/HQ shall be done at the stage of relieving only.
(ii) Necessary modifications to Schedule of Powers (SOP) should be made accordingly.

3. As the mutual transfers are ordered with the consent of both the employees. it should be made clear right at the time of forwarding applications that no request for backtracking from the mutual exchange arrangement will be entertained under any circumstances (Board’s letter No.5(NGll-2006/TR/6 dated 21.04.2006 refers).

4. It may specifically be noted that forwarding of application cannot be done by any level lower than the Divisional Personnel Officer (DPO) or Sr DPO in the Divisions and WPO in the Workshops. Dy CMM, WMs, AENs and other such Officers/Unites should invariably route the request applications through their corresponding Personnel Officer ang should not forward any application to other Division/Unit directly.

5. All other terms and conditions regulating mutual transfer of Railway employees will continue to remain in force.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

(PM. Meena)
Deputy Director-II/Estt.(NG)I
Railway Board

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Provisional grant of Special Train Controller’s Allowance- clarification

7th CPC – Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017

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

PC-VII No. 59
RBE No.: 129/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3

New Delhi, dated: 15 / 09/2017

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

Sub: Provisional grant of Special Train Controller’s Allowance- clarification reg.

Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 dated 10.08.2017 (RBE No. 86/2017) regarding grant of Special Train Controllers’ Allowance to the categories of Trains Controllers i.e. Section Controllers and Deputy Chief Controllers of Indian Railways @ Rs. 5,000/- per month and PC-VI/2008/I/1/l dated 14.09.2010 (RBE No. 134/2010).

2. In partial modification to the letter of even No. dated 10.08.2017, the designation “Dy. Chief Controller” mentioned in Para 1 of the said letter may be read as “Chief Controllers”.

3. All other contents in the letter dated 10.08.2017 will remain same.

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.

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

File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 New Delhi, dated: 15 /09/2017

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

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 – RBE 134/2017

railway-bonus-non-gazetted

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017

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

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the ‘wages‘ are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

2. ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2016-17. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of~ 17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

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

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

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

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

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Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) – NFIR’s PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV

Dated: 20/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group’D’ Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) – NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015.

(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure – Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 – Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR’s PNM Item No.21/2012.

(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR’s PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR’s PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR’s PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.

Source: NFIR

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Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order

Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order

RBE No 128 /2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2010/RC-4/6

New Delhi, dated 14 09.2017

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/PUs

Sub: Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 07.10.2016 (RBE No 119/2016) on the above subject. Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts and consequent hampering of the Railway’s services, Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) have decided to extend the said scheme, in exigencies of services, for a further period of one year, i.e. up to 14.09.2018, in the same terms & conditions a mentioned in Board’s letter of even number dated 27.09.2012. While implementing the scheme, General Managers may keep in view the fresh recruitment made in the vacant posts.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railway (Railway Board).

Sd/-
(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board

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Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance

Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(P&A)I-2011/FE-4/1

The General Managers and principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & production Units.

PC-VII No.56
RBE No. 120/2017
New Delhi, dated 05.09.2017

Sub: Payment on account of discontinued allowances – Daily officiating Allowance.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the government on the recommendations of the seventh central Pay commission, the President is pleased to decide that disbursement of all existing allowances which have not been specifically recommended for continuation in terms of the Ministry of Finance’s Resolution dated 6th July, 2017 shall be discontinued from 1st July, 2017. since, the Daily officiating Allowance has not been specifically recommended for continuation in the said Resolution dated 6th July, 2017, it ceases to exist with effect from 1st July 2017.

2.lt shall be the responsibility of the Heads of the Department to ensure that no bill relating to disbursement in respect of Daily officiating Allowance is drawn by the Head of office/Drawing & Disbursing officers under their purview/jurisdiction. Pay and Accounts officers shall ensure that no payment is effected if any such bill relating to the disbursement of the discontinued allowance is submitted to them. If any such bills are recieved, they should be returned to the DDO and intimation thereof shall also be given to the Head of the Department and the chief controller of Accounts.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anil Kumar)
Dy. Director/E{P&A}-I
Railway Board.

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