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Revision of the rates of Cycle Maintenance Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

7th CPC Allowances Order – Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 40
RBE No. 93/2017

No.F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1
New Delhi, dated 11.08.2017

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

Sub: Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to the above mentioned allowance and in supersession of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated 18.09.2008 , the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- to Rs. 180/- per month under Rule 1606 of IREC (Vol.II)-2005 Edition and the provisions contained in Railway Ministry’s decision below this rule.

2. The admissibility of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e. daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant in receipt of Cycle. (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:

(i)For journeys within a radius of 8 kilometres from the usual place of duty. No T.A
(ii) For journeys beyond a radius of 8 Kms. But not exceeding 16 Kms. From the place of duty.
(a) If the destination point falls within the local jurisdiction No T.A
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction T.A. admissible under normal rules provided the journey is performed other-wise than on a cycle.
(iii) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 Kms. From the usual place of duty T.A. admissible under the normal rules

(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training, or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Railway servant in receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle. or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.

3. The Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a Railway Servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents.

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

5. Hindi Version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff @ 14.29%

NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

NFIR

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

Dated: 08/08/2017

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions ofNFIR
Brother.

MESSAGE

Congratulations to the Running Staff

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff (@ 14.29%)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 & 13/09/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II- 2015/RS-25 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR.

Federation feels happy to report that the Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal sent by the Ministry of Railways as a result of NFIR’s representations vide letters dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 &.13/09/2016 for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29% in accordance with the MoF’s Resolution dated 25th July 2016. It has since been ascertained that the Railway Board has already started the process for issuing orders for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29%.

Federation hopes that orders in this regard will be issued by the Board shortly.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. IV/NIFIR/7th CPC(IMPL)/Allowance 2016/Pt.I

Dated: 03/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – reg.

Ref: Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.2115/2017-E III(B)
dated 71712017 & 210812017 .

In the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at North Block, New Delhi on 2l/0712017, chaired by the Addl: Secretary (Expenditure), the Federation has pointed out the erroneous decision of the Government, reducing the existing entitlement rates of Transport Allowance to those staff in pay level 1 and 2 of the pay matrix and urged to rectify the same immediately.

Responding to the point raised by NFIR, the Ministry. of Finance. (Department of Expenditure) has since issued O.M. No.2115/2017-E.II(B) dated 2nd August,2017 that employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- and above in pay level 1 & 2 of the pay matrix shall be eligible for payment of Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- plus D.A., thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the O.M. of even no. dated 07/07/2017 and at Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all other places with effect from 01/07/2017.

In the light of the MoF’s O.M., dated 02/08/2017, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding orders immediately, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10

 Dated: 20.06.2017

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

The General Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Important subjects discussed with Railway Board (AM/Staff) this date (20th June 2017)-reg.

MACPS ‘Very Good’ Benchmarking should be scrapped:

After discussion, it was agreed to send a cogent communication about the Railway employees’ working system for exempting Railways from the revised ‘Very Good’ benchmarking. In this context, NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/DoP&T dated 23/08/2016 addressed to Cabinet Secretary and letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 10 dated 09/01/2017 addressed to Railway Board may be connected.

7th CPC Pay Matrices and Option for Pay Fixation for those who were granted increment on 1st July or those promoted in between 01/01/2016 and the date of notification:

The Railway Board have clarified that instructions already exist for granting option. NFIR, however, pointed out that on several Zones, the Option opportunity has been denied as the Zonal Railways as well as Divisions have not understood the provisions contained in Board’s instructions and demanded that illustrations be issued by the Railway Board through clarificatory instructions.

After discussion it was agreed to.

Yours fraternally

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

Source : NFIR

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Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs

Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs.

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

No.E(G)2008 QR-1-15

New Delhi,
Dated :31.05.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and PUs,
(As per standard list).

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to Railway PSUs.

The instructions issued vide Board’s letter No.E(G)2008 QR 1-15 dated 18.12.2014 in regard to retention of Railway accommodation at their previous place of posting by officials on deputation to Railway PSUs have been reviewed.

2.Now in exercise of the power to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, considering the shortage of houses/ accommodation in Delhi/NCR area, the Board have decided in the first phase Railway officers/staff in occupation of Railway accomodation in areas other than Delhi/NCR on their deputation to Railway PSUs may be permitted to retain their Railway accommodation at the place of previous posting further beyond 30.06.2016 for a period up to 30.06.2019.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt

S/d,
(Sanjay Guari)
Deputy Director Establishment (Genl.)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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IRTSA: Railway Holiday Homes locations across the Country and the group wise availability of suites

Railway Holiday Homes locations across the Country and the group wise availability of suites

IRTSA has published Indian Railways Holiday Homes across the Country

 List of Holiday Homes on Indian Railways
Location No. of suites

Address to whom applications
should be addressed

Group
A & B
Group   C
& D
Central Railway
1 Matheran

4

-

Sr.DE  , CST Mumbai

-

9

DRM(W), CST Mumbai
2 Lonavala

-

3

DRM(W), CST Mumbai

-

4

PA/DRM, CST Mumbai
3 Igatpuri

-

2

DRM(W), CST Mumbai
4 Mahabaleshwar

4

-

DGM (G).

-

16

PA/DRM.
5 Pandharpur

-

2

DRM (P), Solapur.
6 Dadar

-

6

DRM (W), CST Mumbai
7 Baidyanath Dham

-

6

CPO, E.Rly, Kolkatta
8 Puri

2

10

-do-

9 Darjeeling

3

4

-do-

10 Nainital

4

7

-do-

11 Haridwar

3

6

-do-

Northern Railway
12 Shimla

7

13 (C)

2 (D)

AE  / R/Ambala

2 (A)
1 (B)

4 (C)
1 (D)
Secretary,
Railway Board.
13 Barog

2 (B)

2 (C) AE  / .Rly./Ambala
14 Baijnath Paprola

2 (B)

2 (C) IOW/Palampur
15 Manali

3 (A)
2 (B)

-

DRM/Firozpur Cant. Jn

1 (B)

-

Secretar Sy, Rly. Board
16 Haridwar

-

2

DRM/  R/Moradabad
17 Nainital

2

2 (C)
1 (D)
Secretary,
Railway Board
18 Mussoorie

2

2 four
bedded dormi- tories

DSE (C), Moradabad
19 Badrinath

2

2

DSE (C), Moradabad
North Eastern Railway
20 Nainital 14

10

DRM/G, APO(W) &
Sr.DE  /Izzatnagar
21 Ranikhet

2

2

Sr.DE  / Izzatnagar
22 Varanasi

-

3

Sr.DE  /  ER/Varanasi
23 Allahabad City

-

3

AE   or APO(W)/
E Rly., Varanasi
Northeast Frontier Railway
24 Shillong

3

4

Sr.DE  /  F Rly./Pandu
25 Kurseong

3

10 bedded
dormi- tory

AE  /  F Rly.,
Siliguri Jn.
26 Craigment at

Darjeeling

2

-

Secy. to GM,   F Rly, Maligaon.
27 Darjeeling

(Subordinate)

-

4

-do-

28 Nainital

1

1

-do-

Southern Railway
29 Madurai

-

5

DPO/S.Rly./Madurai
30 Courtallam

2

6

-do-

31 Rameswaram

-

2

-do-

32 Palani

-

2

-do-

33 Kanniyakumari

6

4

Sr.DPO/S.Rly./
Trivandrum
34 Coonoor

-

4

DPO/S.Rly./Palakkad
35 Udagamandalam
(Ooty)

-

8

-do-

South Central Railway
36 Kolva Beach
(Vascodagama)

2

2

Sr.DPO/SCR/Hubli
37 Tirupathi

(Rly. Station)

6

9

Sr.DPO/SCR,
Guntakal
38 Aurangabad
(Rly. Station)

2

2

Sr. DPO/ SCR,
Hyderabad.
South Eastern Railway
39 Puri

-

8

Dy.CPO(W)/Garden Reach, Kolkatta.
40 Darjeeling

-

4

-do-

41 Ranchi

-

4

-do-

42 Digha

4

-

DGM (G)

-

2 Suites +
4 bedded dormi- tory

DPO (I)/Kharagpur Jn.
43 Araku

2

-

Sr.DE  /Coord/Waltair

-

6 bedded
dormi – tory

Sr.DPO/Waltair
Western Railway
44 Agra (Idgha)

-

4

DRM (E), Kota
45 Pali Hill, Bandra

(Mumbai

-

8 (C)
2 (D)
DRM (E),

Mumbai Central

46 Lonavala

-

2

-do-
47 Udaipur

-

14

DRM (E), Ajmer

-

2

SPO (W), Churchgate
48 Mount Abu

4

-

3 under PA/CE
1 under DRM/Ajmer

-

13

DRM(E), Ajmer

2

SPO (W), Church Gate.
49 Verawal (Gujarat)

-

4

DRM (E), Bhavnagar
50 Dwarka (Gujarat)

-

3

DRM (E), Rajkot

-

1

SPO (W), Churchgate
51 Gholvad

3

-

DRM/ Mumbai Central
52 Convalscent Home:
Bandra

-

2 (C)
1 (D)
/SPO W/Church Gate.
North Western Railway
53 Jaipur

-

4

DRM (E), Jaipur
West Central Railway
54 Pachmarhi

-

3

Sr.DPO, Jabalpur
South Western Railway
55 Mysore (Rly.Stn.)

-

5

DPO, Mysore.
Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
56 Udagamandalam
(Ooty)

-

4

Welfare Officer/ICF.
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.
57 Patni

2

4

Dy.GM/G/RCF
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan
58 Puri

-

2

CPO/CLW, Chittaranjan
Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
59 Nainital

1

-

Secy. to GM/DLW
60 Puri

1

1

Secy. to GM/DLW
Note:  1.        (C) means Group-C (D) means Group-D.
2.        Unless specified, the Suites under Column-2 are both for Group-A and B and under
Column-3 for both Group-C and D.

Source : Irtsa

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Permission to leave office early to Muslim Railway employees during the Holy month of Ramzan

Permission to leave office early to Muslim Railway employees during the Holy month of Ramzan

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

CIRCULAR

During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.

It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observer fast and are required to travel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early, wherever feasible.

No. 2017/G/35/1

Dated : 30.05.2017

Sd/-
(P.S.Meena)
Director (General Admin.)
Railway Board

Source : NFIR

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

RBE No. 39/2017

Clarification No. 79

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

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

New Delhi, dated 25.04.2017

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

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

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

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

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

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have now decided that

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

OR

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

These instructions will also be applicable for Rio Olympics 2016.

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

S/d,
(Bhaskar Ray Choudhury)

Dy. Director, Estt.(Sports)

Source: NFIR

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.45/2017

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

New Delhi, Dated : 12.05.2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sd/-

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

Source : indianrailways.gov.in

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
 (RAILWAY BOARD)

New Delhi,
dated: 31.03.2017

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

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

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

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

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

S/d,
For Secretary,Railway Board


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NFIR

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Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:(i) NFIR’ s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 14/02/2017.
(ii) CMD, C. Rly’s letter No. 0561/Dr. Bansode/Retd.RMS dated 17/02/2017.

 

Federation vide its letters of even number dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016 & 25/11/2016 has been requesting the Railway Board to extend the age limit of retired Railway Doctors upto the age of 70 years facilitating their appointment as Contract Medical Practitioners.

In this connection, NFIR invites the kind attention of the Board (DG/P and DG/RHS) to CMD, Central Railway’s letter dated 17/02/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein request has been made to allow re-appointment of Dr. Bansode an eminent Cardiologist who is well versed with ECHO studies and is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with the Railway patients as Contract Medical Practitioner, as a special case. Federation is of the view that the proposal of CMD, Central Railway deserves to be considered, duly modifying the extant policy suitably so that the retired Railway Doctors can be appointed upto the age of 70 years.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board (DG/P & DG/RHS) to kindly see that the approval is accorded revising the age limit to 70 years for the purpose of engaging retired Railway Doctors as Contract Medical Practitioner.

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

Reminder -II

Central Railway
CMD’s Office,
Mumbai CST
Date : 17/02/2017

No:0561/Dr.Bansode/Retd.IRMS.

Director General (RHS)
Ministry Of Railways,
Railway Board,
New Delhi – 110 001.

Sub: Extension of age limit of Retired Railway Doctor as Contract Medical Practitioner for present age of 65 to 70 yrs.

Ref: This office letter of even no.dated :20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016
(copy enclosed)

 

In connection with the above subject, please refer to this office letters of even no.dated:20/05/2016 & 21/12/2016, where in you are requested to make the necessary changes in the policy guidelines to accommodate few deserving Retired doctors to work beyond age 65 years.

It seems, it is difficult to extend the working of Retired doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs as policy.

Of late, we are getting representations from anions and railways, retired and serving (copy enclosed) to extend the working of Retired Railway doctors for 65 yrs to 70 yrs.

As a matter of fact, Dr.B.R.Bansode (Physician), retired Railway doctor needs a special mention. He has been working Central Hospital, Byculla, Mumbai for more than 35 yrs. He is dedicated, highly skilled, sincere and has special rapport with Railway patients.

At present, Central Hospital, Byculla is having only 2 IRMS (Physician) and other divisions of Central Railway are having only one Physician, except Pune division, wnere there is no Physician at all.

Dr.B.R.Bansode is well trained in Cardiology and does ECHO studies in Dr.BAMH, Byculla. The other available Physicians in Central Railway are not having that much experience as of Dr.B.R.Bansode to give full justice to ECHO Cardiolography studies.

In view of this it is requested that deserving doctor like Dr.B.R.Bansode may be reappointed as Contract Medical Practitioner as a special case at least for 2 years, if not upto 70 years.

Enclosures: As stated.

S/d,
(Dr. Shyam Sunder)
Chief Medical Director

Source : NFIR

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

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

No.I/13 (a)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary

7th CPC : Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary – Railway Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2

PC-VII No. 16/2017
RBE NO. 27/2017
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017

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

Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Advance of Leave Salary.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Advance of Leave Salary in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2. The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of leave salary has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Advance of Leave Salary w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3. The provisions in respect of advance of leave salary are contained in Rule No.548 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-2008). In view of this, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule No.548 of IREC Vol.-l may be amended as in the enclosed Advance correction Slip No, 131

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

DA:- Correction Slip.

(AnilKumar)
DY. Director/E(P&A)-I
Railway Board.
New Delhi, dated 23.03.2017

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE
VOLUME-I, 1985 Edition – (THIRD REPRINT EDITION – 2008 )
Advance Correction Slip No. 131

The following amendments may be made to Rule No.548 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition – 2003):-

Rule 548 may be substituted as under:
548 – Advance of Leave Salary.

The Provision stands deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

{Authority : Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2017/CPC/LE-2 dated 23.03.2017)

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

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 28/03/2017

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

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

 

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

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

(b) Agreed decisions not implemented:

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

(c) NFIR’s pending PNM Items:

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

(d) DC/JCM – pending items:

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

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

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

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

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

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: http://www.nfirindia.com

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

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

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

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

RBE No.24/17

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Hindi version is enclosed

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: NFIR

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Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection

RB ESTT.No.18/2017

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

No.E(NG)I-2016/CFP/5

New Delhi, dated 01.03.2017

The General Managers(P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units etc.
(As Per Standard List)

Sub: Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota – Minimum eligibility Condition of service for selection.

As the Railways are aware, in terms of Board’s letter No.E(NG)1-96/CFP/27 dated 10.10.2000, 16-2/3% of the Posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Offices Clerks and other categories of Clerks like stores clerks, etc. are filled by promotion of Matriculate erstwhile Group ‘D’ employees with a minimum of two years service in the concerned seniority units entirely on merit on the basis of a competitive examination.

2. A question has now arisen as to whether any relaxation in two years of service condition is to be given to SC/ST candidates to appear in the selection for promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 16-2/3% quota being filled up on the basis of merit.

3. Accordingly, it is clarified that SC/ST employees in GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) will be eligible for consideration in the selection for promotion to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) and above against 16-2/3% promotion quota, only on completion of two years regular service in the concerned seniority unit.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version shall follow.

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

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NFIR: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years condition

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055

Affiliated to :
Indian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 23/02/2017

No. II/14/Part VII

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Honoble Minister for Railways,
Rail Mantrlaya,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi
Respected Sir,

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

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated,10/02/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb 2017.

At the outset, NFIR thanks the Railway Ministry for granting exemption from 5 years minimum service condition to consider the request transfers in the following situations vide Railway Board’s letter dated 10/02/2016.

(a) Transfers sought on mutual exchange basis,

(b) Transfers sought on spouse ground,

(c) Railway servants who are care-givers to a disabled child and

(d) Physically handicapped Railway servants.

The Federation brings to your kind notice that the Defence Forces Personnel after having served for safeguarding the Nation’s Borders for decades, have retired and thereafter they are being recruited through Railway Recruitment Boards/Railway Recruitment Cells in the Railways. These Personnel during their service in the Defence Forces were far away from their families for decades. After recruitment in Railwals also, they are away from their family members and children due to their postings at different places. Consequently, they are facing lot of hardships in managing two establishments. Their case therefore, deserves to be considered by
relaxing 5 years minimum service condition, so that they can seek transfer nearer to their place of residence and can peacefully perform their duties while leading family life.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble MR to kindly accord approval for relaxing minimum 5 years service condition in the case of former Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways also to enable them to go on transfer nearer to their places and join their families. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 21st Feb 2017 on the subject, already sent to Railway Board is also enclosed.

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

DA,/As above

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

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

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

Dated : 06/01/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Option for pay fixation in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix level to the Railway employees promoted during the period 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2016-reg

The Railway Board vide RBE No. 90/2016 issued notification on 28th July 2016 on the basis of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) Resolution No. 1-2/2016-IC and Notification No. GSR 721 (E) dated 25th July 2016 for granting pay in the revised pay matrix to the Railway employees of various categories w.e.f. 01/01/2016. Options have also been allowed to be exercised by the staff (in those cases of staff who have been promoted during the period from 01/01/2016 and the date of notification for opting for switching over to revised Pay Matrix to a later date.

In this connection, NFIR desires to convey that there are cases of Railway employees who have been granted promotion after the date of notification i.e. 25th & 28th July 2016. All these employees have been demanding that should be allowed to exercise option for revised Pay Matrix from the date subsequent to the date of Railway Board’s notification. Representations have also been received that such of those staff who have been promoted in between 01/01/2016 and 31/12/2016, be also given opportunity of exercising option for switching over to 7th CPC Pay Matrix.

The Federation is ofthe view that the staff representations as above are genuine and required to be considered favourably

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above points and accord approval, for providing option opportunity to those who got promotion in between 01/01/2016 to 31st December 2016.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg

Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg

No.1/1/2016-P&PW (E)/23913
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
19th December,2016

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Sub: Certificate of re-marriage/marriage-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Annexure XXVI of the Scheme Booklet of the O/o CGA, which is a proforma for Certificate of Re-marriage/Marriage. As per the Scheme Booklet, this certificate is to be submitted once every six months in May and November By widowers and unmarried daughters, This is required to be countersigned by ‘a responsible officer or a well-known person.

2. This department has received request from Pensioners Union of Railway Employees, Chennai. (copy enclosed) stating that the widows of the deceased employees are required to submit the certificate countersigned by a responsible officer or a well-known person. More often the widow, when approaches the show-called responsible officer/well-known person, are being harassed. They feel that the present stipulation of getting counter signature is not only unwarranted but also an affront to the womanhood in the context of atrocity against women rampant in the country. This is inconsistent with acceptance of certificates with self-attestation.

3. Therefore, the Union has requested to eliminate the provision of counter signature from others duly accepting self attested certificates.

4. This department has also received representations against provision for submission of these certificates every six months, which had been forwarded to the CPAO for further necessary action. as general references.

5. This department has already allowed submission of self-certificate for non-marriage and declaration of income vide OM dated 21st July, 1999, re-iterated vide OM dated 8th December, 2011 and 20th September, 2012 (copies available at www.persmin.nic.in ) Rule 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 has been amended to allow submission of marital and income certificates only once a year.

6. In view of the foregoing, Central Pension Accounting Office, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare and Ministry of Railways are requested to make suitable changes to their respective forms for the above certificate.

sd/-
(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph: 24644632

Signed copy

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Allotment of Type-II quarters to Railway employees in grade pay 1800

Allotment of Type-II quarters to Railway employees in grade pay-1800/-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No.2008/LMB/10/16

New Delhi, dated 18/04/2016

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per standard list)

Sub: Allotment of Type-II quarters to Railway employees in grade pay-1800/-.
Ref: Board’s letter No. 2008/LMB/10/16, dt. 27.01.2011.

In continuation to this office letter cited above, on considering the demand of Railway Federation, the Competent Authority has approved allotment of type-II quarters to employees in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- in case at any location, Type-II quarters are vacant and no one entitled for it is in waiting list, subject to the condition that the license fee shall be liable to be recovered would be of type-II quarters and not as per the entitlement for the employees in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/.

2. This order will come onto force from the date of issue.

3. Rest of the terms & conditions shall be as mentioned in this office letter of even number dated 27.01.2011, cited above.

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

(Anurag Tripathi)
Dy. Director/LM(L)-1
Railway Board

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