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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th CPC

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 58/2018

S.No. PC-VI/385
No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

The GMs/CPO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

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

(Authority- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 28.3.2018).

S/d,
(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

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Grant of Advances 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants

7th CPC : Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

7th-CPC-House-Building-Advance-HBA-Railway-servants

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

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

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

New Delhi,
Dated:28.03.2018

Subject: Grant of Advances Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

 

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.12.2017 on the above cited subject(vide which, the revised provisions relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing III Section) vide their OM No.1.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 09.11.2017 pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations, were mutatis-mutandis made applicable to Railway employees.

2. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 31.01.2018 (copy enclosed) have now issued clarifications to the fulfillment of extant conditions mentioned in para-2(viii) of their aforesaid OM dated 09.11.2017, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt

4. Hindi version will follow.

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

 Source: NFIR

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Promotional Avenue of ESMs in S&T Department

Promotional Avenue of ESMs in S&T Department

RBE No. 48/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I/20 15 /PM 8/ 1
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railways & PUs

New Delhi, dated March 26th March, 2018

Sub: Promotional Avenue of ESMs in S&T Department.,

The issue regarding promotional avenue of ESMs in the S&T Department has been under consideration of the Railway Board. The matter has been examined in detail in consultation with the concerned technical directorate and both the Federations, and it has been decided as under:

i) Direct Recruitment to the extent of 33-1 / 3% in Signal Maintainer Grade-II to be discontinued subject to 15% Direct Recruitment quota to be introduced in Signal Maintainer Grade-l. The remaining 85% vacancies in Signal Maintainer Grade I is to be filled by promotion·

ii) The revised qualification for ESM Grade-III should be either (a) Matriculation (i.e. 10th Class) and ITI Certificate in Electronic/ Electrical Fitter/ Wireman Trade or (b) Pass in Plus Two stage with Physics and Maths in Higher Secondary or equivalent.

iii) The educational qualification of direct recruiters at Signal maintainer Grade I level should be pass in B.Sc. ·

iv) On one tlme basis to fill up vacancies of Signal Maintainer Grade-III, the residency period for LDCE should be reduced from 3 years to 2 years.

v) The vacancies in Signal Maintainer Grade-Til may be calculated by taking resultant vacancies of higher grade posts of Signal Maintaner.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(D.Joseph)
Joint Director Estt (N)
Railway Board
New Delhi, dated March , 2018

Source: AIRF

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Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to the Railway employees – Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2

NFIR

7th-CPC-Transport-Allowance-Railway-Employees

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

Dated: 05/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Government’s decision on recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Transport Allowance to the Railway employees – Deprival of higher rate to those working in pay Level 1 & 2-reg.

Ref:

(i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC/V/2017/A/TA/1 dated 17/08/2017 (RBE No.9612017).
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/7CPC/Allowance/2016/Part I dated 28/08/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/4 dated 17/20-1l-2017.

Federation does not agree with the view taken by the Railway Ministry in this case as conveyed to NFIR vide Board’s letter dated 17/20-11-2017. Federation wants that the Railway Ministry should prepare proper case based on the facts and contentions of NFIR as explained in our letter dated 28/08/2017 tobe placed before DoP&T/MoF.

  1. Federation reiterates that as a result of issuance of instructions dated 17/08/2017, a situation has arisen wherein the Railway employees in Pay Level 3, drawing pay Rs. 21,700/- and above upto Level 8 hitherto entitled for Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600 + DA thereon (in A1/A class cities and in other cities @ Rs.1800 + DA thereon) have been deprived of the said rate due to the new norm for entitlement only when their pay reaches Rs.24,2001/-.

III. Further it is relevant to take note that pursuant to acceptance of the recommendations of 5th CPC and 6th CPC, the rates revised as follows:-

(a) Recommendations of 5th CPC – Transport Allowance RBE No. 179/1997 (rates w.e.f. 01/08/1997)

S.No. Pay Scale of the Employees A1/ A class city Other Places
1 Rs.8000-13500 or above 800 400
2 Rs.6500-10500 or above but below Rs.8000-13500 400 200
3 Below Rs.6500-10500 100 75

Above position reveals that all the employees working in pay scale below Rs. 6500-10500 i.e. upto Rs. 6000-9800 (S1 to S10A) were allowed Transport Allowance at the uniform rate of Rs. 100/- p.m. in A1/A class cities irespective of their pay.

(b) The Railway Board vide circular (RBE No.111/2008 – effective from 01/09/2008 and RBE No.95/2015) had prescribed following rates for payment of Transport Allowance to the  Railway employees.

Employees drawing Grade Pay of Rate of Transport Allowance for A1/ A class cities
GP 5400 & above 3200 + DA
GP 4200 – 4800, GP below 4200 and pay in pay band: Rs.7440 1600 + DA
GP below 4200 and Pay below Rs.7440 600 + DA
  1. From the comparison of two tables mentioned above, it could be seen that the Railway employees were allowed higher rate of Transport Allowance on drawing pay Rs. 7440/- irrespective of Grade Pay/Pay Band. The modified Board’s instructions issued vide letter dated 03/08/2017 and I7/08/2017, have deprived the Transport Allowance @ Rs. 3600+DA thereon to those in Pay Level 1 and 2 (7th CPC) due to imposition of restriction i.e. reaching the pay Rs.24700/- ignoring the fact that the staff were already drawing pay @ Rs.7440 in 6th CPC Pay Band/Grade Pay.

Federation, therefore requests the Railway Ministry to kindly anange to make out case in the light of NFIR’s contentions for rendering justice to those staff of Pay Level 1 & 2 for granting Transport Allowance at rate i.e. 3600/- + DA thereon when they reach the corresponding pay @ Rs.21700/- and not 24200/- to meet the ends of justice and refer to MoF.

A copy of the reference made to the MoF may be endorsed to the Federation for taking follow up action.

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

Source: NFIR

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LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

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No.31011/1512017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi
Dated March 27, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

The undersigned is directed to say that as per extant LTC instructions, Government servants and their spouses who are working in Indian Railways are not entitled for the facility of LTC as the facility of “Free Pass” is available to them. However, Seventh CPC in its report has recommended for bringing Railway employees (and employees whose spouses are Railway servants) into the fold of LTC.

2 The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation With Ministry of Railways. It has been decided that Railway employees may be allowed to avail All lndia LTC once in a block of four years under CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, subject to the following conditions·

(i) The railway employees shall continue to be governed fully by the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules only and availing of “All India LTC” under CCS (LTC) Rules by them will be facilitated through a Special Order under the relevant provision of the said Pass Rules.

(ii) “All India LTC” will be purely optional for the railway employees.

(iii) Even after availing “All India LTC” in a year, it will not be mandatory for the railway employee to opt for “All India LTC” 1n the next or subsequent block years

(iv) No “Home Town LTC” will be admissible to Railway employees and on the same analogy, no Home Town converted LTC shall be allowed to them.

(v) The railway employees will surrender the Privilege Passes admissible to them In the calendar year in which they intend to avail the LTC facility. However they would continue to be eligible for Privilege Ticket Orders and other kinds of Passes viz., Duty Pass. School Pass, Special Passes on Medical grounds. etc., as admissible under the Pass rules. Further, if the railway employee has already availed of a Privilege Pass, then LTC will not be allowed in that year.

(vi) The railway employees on deputation to any other organization, Including Railway PSUs, would also continue to be eligible for optional LTC in lieu of Privilege Pass entitlement.

(vii) The definition of beneficiaries e g members of family, dependents etc. and other conditions as laid down in the CCS(L TC) rules will be applicable for availing ‘All India LTC” facility by the railway employees even if such beneficiaries are not entitled for Privilege Pass under the Pass Rules.

(viii) If both spouses are Railway employees then both will surrender admissible in the calendar year, if they opt for All India LTC.

(ix) In case of the Government employees whose spouse is working In Railways, want to avail All India LTC, either Independently or with family members, then he/she they may be allowed subject to the condition of surrendering privilege passes admissible in that calendar year for him/her/them and an undertaking in this regard shall be
given by the Government servant to his office

3. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: AIRF

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NFIR: Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS)

NFIR: Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS)

Government of India (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4-Pt.

New Delhi, dated 13/02/2018

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : Exemption of Railway employees appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the purview of National Pension System (NPS) – regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIRs letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part- I dated 13.02.2017, 26.10.2017 and 11.12.2017 on the above subject.

2. In this regard it is informed that on the request of NFIR, Hon’ble former Minister of Railways, Sh.Suresh Prabhu had written a D.O letter dated 11.04.2017 to the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Sh.Arun Jaitley, to have a second look on the issue of exemption of Railway employees from the application of National Pension System (NPS). In reply, Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Sh. Arun Jaitley has communicated that the matter was reconsidered in consultation with pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and that the request for exemption railway servants appointed on or after 01.01.2004 from the application of NPS does not seem to be feasible proposition.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees

Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

 

No.2017/H-1/2/13/SplitMedicalIdentityCard

New Delhi, dated 09.02.2018

The General Managers, All Indian Railways/PUs
The Chief Administrative Officers/DMW/Patiala/RWP/Bela/Patna
The Director General/RDSO

Sub: Split Medical Identity Card to serving Railway employees.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2004/H/28/1/RELHS/Card dated 22.03.2005.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 626 (1) of India Railway Medical Mannual (IRMM) -2000, it is necessary to produce medical identity Card for availing of medical facilities in Railway Hospitals. It has been brought to the notice of Board that serving Railway employees/their eligible dependent family members find difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family member move out of station carrying Medical Identity Card provision for RELHS beneficiaries though exist vide letter under reference but no such facility existed for serving Railway Employees. The issue has, therefore, been examined and it has been decided to extend the facility of split Medical Card to serving Railway employees covered by RMA rules.

 

Original Medical Identity Card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split Medical Identity Card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

 

Issuing authority of Split Medical Card will be the office of controlling authority where the employee is working and the registering authority of Split card will be Authorised Medical officer (AMO) of nearest Health Unit/Hospitals where the dependents are staying.

S/d,
Mrs.H.K.sanhotra
Dy.Director/H&FW
Railway Board

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Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics

HPCA-PCA-Railway-Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/91

RBE No.15 /2018

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

New Delhi, dated 30.01.2018

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

Sub:- Revision of the rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) and Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics-regarding.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) was introduced on the Railways in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6, dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008). Subsequently, on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, the rates of HPCA/PCA have been revised vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2013/AL-3, dt. 20.02.2013 (RBE No.15/2013) and dt. 14.07.2014 (RBE No.74/2014).

2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government of India on the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the President is pleased to decide that Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA)/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) shall be admissible only to existing eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) Railway employees as per R1H3 of the newly proposed Risk and Hardship Matrix ( Rs.4100 for level 8 and below and Rs.5300 for level 9 and above).

3. The revised rates of HPCA/PCA shall be admissible with effect from the 1st of July, 2017.

4. The other terms and conditions regarding admissibility of HPCA/PCA as contained in Board’s letter dt. 09.01.2008 (RBE No.1/2008) and subsequent letters in this regard will remain in force.

5. These orders would be subject to any modification after issue of instructions by the Nodal Ministry i.e. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

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

7. Hindi version is enclosed.

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

Source: http://www.airfindia.org/

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

No.I/8/Part II

Dated:11-12-2017

The Secretary (E)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,

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

Source : NFIR

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Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition

Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition

NFIR

No. II/14/Part VIII

Dated: 04/12/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years service condition – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016 and ATS given to Federation on 13th November, 2017.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21′ Feb, 2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.

(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 15/05/2017.

Kind attention of the Railway Board is invited to NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016 on the subject and Board’s letter dated 10/02/2017 wherein relaxation in five years service condition has been granted in certain situations.

Consequent to receipt of representations from the Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways and the widows/widowers appointed on compassionate ground seeking relaxation of five years minimum service condition, Federation vide letters cited under reference had approached the Hon’ble MR and sought approval for exemption from 5 years service condition to enable those re-employed ex-servicemen and widows/widowers to seek inter railway transfer to join their families and look after children. Thereafter a period of more than six months has passed this genuine demand has not been favourably considered. It is also sad to note that negative stand has been taken by Board while conveying “ATS” to the Federation without discussing the PNM Item. Attention is also invited to the General Manager (E), Western Railway’s letter No. EP/1140/0 Vol. IV dated 02/08/2017 to Railway Board on the subject.

NFIR once again urges upon the Railway Board to kindly review extant instructions and issue revised instructions for exempting 5 years minimum service condition for entertaining inter railway transfer requests of ex-servicemen re-employed in Railways and also the widows/widowers/wards of Railway employees appointed on compassionate ground. Federation also proposes that a separate meeting be convened at the level of “Member Staff” to discuss this PNM Item.

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

Source : NFIR

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Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff

Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VI/2016/Z/4

Dated: 04.10.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Clarification regarding calculation of quantum of Annual Increment in pay in case of Running Staff.

Ref.: M/o Finance’s OM No. 332469/2016-E IIIA dated 01.02.2017;

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s OM of even no. dated 30.08.2016 wherein an issue raised by one of the Staff Federations vide PNM Agenda Item No.10/2016 was referred to M/o Finance for examination. The Federation had demanded that the basic pay for the purpose of calculation of increment in the 6th CPC should include Pay element of Running Allowance for the Running staff. This meant that increment of Running Staff should be calculated @3 % of {Basic pay + pay element (presently 30% of Basic Pay)}.

2. This issue was examined in Pay Commission Dte. of Railway Board and a copy of reply sent to one of the Zonal Railways is enclosed as Annex-I.

3. As regards the queries raised by M/o Finance vide 011/1 dated 01.02.2017, it is clarified that a portion of Basic Pay of the Running Staff is treated as a “Pay element of running allowance” which itself falls outside the definition. of Basic Pay as defined in FR(9) (21)(a)(i) but falls in the broader definition of the term “pay” as in FR(9) (21)(a)(iii). The pay element at specified rates is counted for specified purposes only. As per Rule No. 25 of “The Rules for payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running Staff on Railways, 1981″ read with para 3.23 of Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-80/RS- 10 dated 17.07.1981 (Annex-11), the pay element i.e. 30% of the Basic Pay of Running Staff will be reckoned as pay for specified purposes (not for all) such as Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance, entitlement to Passes, PTOs etc. It is pertinent to mention here that pay element is not reckoned as pay for Transport Allowance, Night Duty Allowance etc.

3.1   In accordance with para 2 of Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II-2005/RS-34 dated 26.12.2008 (RBE No.202/2008) (Annex-III}, pay element in the Running n Allowance for running staff would be 30% of the basic pay under Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules,2008 for computation of specified benefits excluding retirement benefits. For the purpose of computation of retirement benefits of running staff, an additional quantum of 55% of the basic pay under RS(RP) Rules,2008 would be reckoned.

S/d,
(U.K. Tiwari)
Deputy Director,
Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board.

Ph. No. 011-47845224

Kind Attn:  Sh. Ashok Kumar
Under Secretary (DMA),
Department  of Expenditure,
Ministry  of Finance, North Block, New Delhi.

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

Grant of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy to Railway Employees

RBE No.147/2017
PC-VII No.68

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

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

Dated: 12-10-20 17

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

 

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

 

Please refer to Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 followed by subsequent clarifications thereon regarding grant of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy to Government employees on the recommendation of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

 

Now, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) has conveyed Government’s decision on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission in regard to grant of Children Education Allowance & Hostel Subsidy to Government servants vide OM No. A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16.08.2017 (copy enclosed). These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees and shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

 

Aforesaid instructions on Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy are being issued in supersession of Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 13-05-2014.

 

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

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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

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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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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

railway-employees-bonus-78-days

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

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Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – payment of Dress Allowance to Railway employees at Rs.10000/- per annum

7th CPC – Payment of Dress Allowance to Railway employees at Rs.10000/- per annum

No. III/DR/2/Part IV

Dated : 05/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission – payment of Dress Allowance to Railway employees at Rs.10000/- per annum-reg.

Federation invites kind attention of Railway Board to para 8.16.14 of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission, according to which, the Track Maintainers, Running Staff Car Drivers, Points Man, Technicians in Workshops etc., on Indian Railways who are supplied uniform and are required to wear dress regularly have been recommended to be paid Rs. 5000/- per year as Dress Allowance (including shoes).

Vide foot note to the above recommendation, the 7th CPC has also recommended that the Ministries/Departments may take a decision on “whether the rates should be Rs. 5000/- per year or Rs. 10,000/- per year“. This recommendation has been accepted by the Government.

In this connection, NFIR points out that the Dress Allowance amount of Rs.5000/- per annum is very much inadequate to take care of the annual requirement of the staff in Railways, particularly due to the reason that staff of Railway categories’ are required to wear the uniform regularly while on duty as per extant rules.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider payment of Dress Allowance at Rs.10,000/- per annum to the Track Maintainers, Running Staff, Ticket Checking Staff, Pointsmen, Technicians etc., and accordingly issue instructions to GMs etc.,

A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

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

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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification RBE No.113/2017

MACP-RAILWAY-EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S. No. PC-Vl/378
RBE No.113/ 2017

No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2(Vol.ll)

New Delhi, dated 30/08/2017

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

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Clarification regarding.

Reference is invited to the Para 4 of Annexure of the Modified Assured Career progression Scheme issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009) providing that benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay ”Band and “the Grade Pay ‘drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion if it happens to be in a post carrying» higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available.

2. References have been received from some of the Zonal Railways whether at the time of regular promotion / grant of Non-functional Scale, the employee may be allowed to draw the difference in Grade Pay after availing regular” increment in the Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. date of promotion or date of next increment consequent to MACP.

3. The matter has been considered in consultation with DoPT and it has been decided in the Para 4 of the Annexure of the MACP Scheme would be modified as under:-

“benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the, time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion/ grant of Non-Functional Scale, if it is in the same Grade Pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion/grant of Non- Functional Scale, if it happens to be in a post carrying higher Grade Pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of Grade Pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion/grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher Grade Pay than What has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion/grant of Non- Functional scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP.

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

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

{Authority DoPT’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) (Vol. II), dt. 04 th July, 2017}

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

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Option for pay fixation in the 7 CPC Pay Matrix levels to the Railway employees during the period 01/01/2016 to 25/07/2017

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

Dated: 04/09/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Option for pay fixation in the 7 CPC Pay Matrix levels to the Railway employees during the period 01/01/2016 to 25/07/2017-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Ministry’s Notification vide RBE No. 90/2016 dated 29/07/2016.

(ii)     Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/1/6/2 dated 20/10/2016 – RBE No. 124/2016.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/RB-Part I dated 16/01/2017 & 07/08/2017.

(iv)    Railway Board’s reply to NFIR vide No. PC-VII/2017/R-U/7 dated 31/03/2017.

Further to the above cited references, Federation has since found that on Zonal Railways, option 2 given by staff had not been accepted on the wrong plea that option opportunity has been allowed to those promoted/got financial upgradation under MACPS/got increment during the period 01/01/2016 and 28/07/2016 (i.e. date of notification). In this connection, Federation cites below the following instances as example:

(i)  Employees promoted between 29/07/2016 to 28/10/2016 and exercised option for fixation of pay in 7th CPC within the stipulated period electing option No. 2.

The pay of the Technicians GP 2800/Level 5 on promotion as Sr. Technicians GP 4200/Level 6 on 27/10/2016 has been fixed in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix as shown vide ‘A’ below whereas pursuant to option No. 2 exercised by staff, they are entitled for pay fixation on promotion as shown vide ‘B’ below:

Pay in 6th CPC as on 01/01/2016 GP 2800 Pay Revised & fixed in 7th CPC
w.e.f. 01/01/2016
Pay in 7th CPC as on 27/10/2016  Pay in 6th CPC
when continued
upto 27/10/2016
Pay in 6th CPC on promotion to GP 4200 as on 27/10/2016 Pay required tofixed in 7th CPC taking into account option
12970 34900 35900 13360
(10560+2800)
15160
(10960+4200)
39900

Unfortunately, the staff have been denied their legitimate pay fixation benefit even after submission of their correct option in time.

(ii)  Another aberration is that in the case of Technicians who have been granted cadre restructuring w.e.f. 01/09/2016 vide RBE No. 116/2016, the Zonal Railways have issued promotion orders belatedly while at the same time, option opportunity not allowed, consequently pay fixation has been granted vide ‘A’ below instead granting pay fixation benefit (on the basis of re-option) as ‘B’ below:

Pay in 6th CPC as on 01/01/2016 Pay Revised &
fixed in 7th CPC
as on 01/01/2016
Pay in 7th CPC as on 01/09/2016 in L5 Pay in 6th CPC when continued till 31/08/2016 Pay in 6th CPC on promotion in GP 4200 as on 01/09/2016 Pay    to   be    fixed
with option in 7th CPC in L6
15210 39200 40400 15670
(12870+2800)
17540
(13340+4200)
46,200

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above situations and issue clear clarificatory instructions, granting pay fixation benefit on the basis of re-option being exercised by staff as per charts ‘B’ above.NFIR contends that in as much as promotion allowed w.e.f. 01/09/2016, such staff are entitled for option opportunity in terms of RBE No. 90/2016 and 124/2016.

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

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Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees – Persons with Disabilities

Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway Employees – Persons with Disabilities

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.107/2017

No.E(P&A)l-2017/CPC/LE-5

New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017

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

Sub: Guidelines on leave and voluntary retirement of Railway servants in light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

In pursuance of Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated 25.02.2015 and OM No. 25012/1/2015-Estt(A-IV) dated 19.05.2015, the issues relating to leave and notice of voluntary retirement of Railway servants who have acquired a disability while in service are required to be dealt with in the light of the provisions of the Section 47 of Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995.

2. Leave applied on medical certificate in connection with disability should not be refused or revoked without reference to a Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. The ceiling on maximum permissible leave laid down in Rule 510 of IREC Vol-1 may not be applied to leave on medical certificate applied in connection with the disability. Any leave debited for the period after a Railway servant is declared incapacitated shall be remitted back into his/her leave account. For a Railway servant who is unable to submit an application or medical certificate on account of disability, an application/medical certificate submitted by a family member may be accepted.

3. Further, keeping in view the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995 and the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 5CC 579, it has been decided that whenever a Railway servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said notice has been submitted due to a disability, the administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. In case the provisions are applicable, the Railway servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits.

3.1 In case a disabled Railway servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per applicable rule.

4. It is requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for voluntary retirement and leave from disabled Railway servants under the provisions of the Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.

6. Please Acknowledge receipt.

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

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