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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

Source: NFIR

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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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Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees : Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations

MACPS for Railway Employees – 7th CPC Implementation

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

RAILWAY ORDERS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VII/12
No.PC-V/2016/MACPS/1

RBE No.155/2016
New Delhi, dated 19.12.2016

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

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Railway Employees – Implementation of seventh CPC recommendations.

The Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme was introduced with effect from 01.09.2008 in pursuance of the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission by this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dated 10.06.2009 (RBE No.101/2009). Thereafter, subsequent amendments/clarifications were issued from time to time. These instructions are in force with effect from 01.09.2008.

2.The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in para 5.1.44 of its report has recommended inter-alia as follows:

MACP will continue to be administered at 10,20 and 30 years as before. In the new Pay Matrix, the employee will move to immediate next level in hierarchy. Fixation of pay will follow the same principle as that for a regular promotion in the Pay Matrix. MACPS will continue to be applicable to all employees up to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) level except members of Organised Group ‘A’ Services.

3.The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) will continue to be administered at 10, 20 and 30 years as before. Further, Para 1 and 2 of the existing Scheme (Annexure to this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt.10.06.2009) will be substituted by the following words:

“1. There shall be three financial upgradations under the MACPS as per 7th CPC recommendations. counted from the direct entry grade on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years services respectively or 10 years of continuous service in the same level in Pay Matrix, whichever is earlier.

2. The MACPS envisage merely placement in the immediate next higher level in the Pay Matrix as given in PART ‘A’ of Schedule of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules. 2016. Thus, the level in the Pay Matrix at the time of financial upgradation under the MACPS can, in certain cases be different than what is available in the normal hierarchy at the time of regular promotion in one’s AVC. In such cases, the higher level in the Pay Matrix attached to the next promotion post in the hierarchy of the concerned cadre/organization will be given only at the time of regular promotion.”

4. The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Para 5.1.45 of its report has in teralia recommended as follow:

“Benchmark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradation under MACPS to be enhanced from ‘Good’ to’Very Good’. “

5. The Government has considered the above recommendation and has accepted the same. In the light of the recommendations of the 7th CPC accepted by the Government, Para 17 of the Scheme (Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2, dt. 10.02.2009) shall be substituted by the following words:-

” 17. For grant of financial upgradation under the MACPS, the prescribed benchmark would be ‘Very Good’ for all the posts.”

6. These changes will come into effect from 25th July, 2016, i.e., from the date of resolution notified by Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance regarding acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th CPC.

6.1 MACPS where it was due earlier to 25.07.2016, but not decided yet due to Administrative delay, will be decided as per criteria prevalent at that time. Cases that became due on or after 25.07.2016, will be decided as per new criteria. However, Past Cases, decided otherwise, need not be re-opened.

7. The comprehensive MACP Scheme on acceptance of Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations will be issued separately.

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

9. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Authority: DOP&T’s OM No.350344/3/2015-Estt.(D), dt.28.09.2016)

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

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Selection for Promotion to Group ‘B’ post of Law Officers in Level 8 in Pay Matrix (equivalent to Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.: 136/2016

No. E(GP)2005/2/26

New Delhi, dated:. 21.11.2016

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Selection for Promotion to Group ‘B’ post of Law Officers in Level 8 in Pay Matrix (equivalent to Pay Band PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-)

Consequent upon restructuring of gazetted cadre of legal department of new Zones and Divisions, instructions were issued vide Board’s letter no.E(P)2005/2/26 dated 18/05/2007 for filling up of those upgraded Group ‘B’ posts of Law Officers from amongst the senior most Chief Law Assistants after screening process consisting of written examination, viva-voce and assessment of record of service as prescribed for Group ‘B’ selections. Thereafter, vide Board’s letters of even number dated 04/02/2008 and 16/11/2011, instructions were issued for filling up of normal Group ‘B’ vacancies arising in the cadre through Selection from amongst eligible Chief Law Assistants.

2. Vide Board’s letter No. 2003 E (GC) 12-14(64) dated 30.05.2016, consequent upon restructuring of Gazetted cadre in the old zones and Railway Board, 43 posts of Chief Law Assistants have been upgraded to Group ‘B’ posts of Law Officer.

3. The procedure for filling up all Group ‘B’ posts of Law Officers (including all the upgraded posts) has been reviewed and it has been decided in supersession of the aforementioned earlier instructions on the matter that the Group ‘B’ posts of Law Officers may now be filled up as per the provisions of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, VOLI and extant Rules i.e. through Selection comprising of written test and viva-voce (including assessment of record of service) from amongst Chief Law Assistants in Level 7 in Pay Matrix (equivalent to Pay Band PB-2 (Rs. 9300-34800) with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-) provided they have rendered not less than 2 years of non-fortuitous service in the grade (including non-fortuitous service rendered in the pre-revised scale).

4. It is further advised that the above procedure for filling up of upgraded Group ‘B’ post of Law Officer may be followed subject to the outcome of SLP filed against Hon’ble High Court/Allahabad’s judgement dated 03.10.2007 in CMWP No.48471/2007 arising out against CAT/Allahabad’s order dated 02.02.2007 in OA No. 906/2006 filed by Late Shri H.K. Tiwari, CLA, N.C. Railway.

5. Please ackowledge receipt.

sd/-
(Meenakshi Saluja)
Dy. Director, Estt. (GP)-III
Railway Board

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

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

S.No.PC-VI/372

RBE NO. 150/2016

New Delhi, dated 14/12/2016

No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1

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

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.1.7.2016 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, M/o Railways vide letter No. PC-VII/20 16/1/7/2/1 dated 11.11.2016 (RBE. No.131/2016) had issued orders on rate of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to Railway employees based on the revised pay structure (7th CPC) that came into effect from 01.01.2016.

2. The above rate, however, is not applicable to those Railway employees who had exercised an option to continue in the pre-revised scales of pay based on 6th CPCs recommendations or to those whose pay and allowances had not been revised, for different reasons.

3. The rate of DA w.e.f 01.01.2016 for Railway employees in pre-revised scale of pay, were issued by M/o Railways vide letter PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 08.04.2016 (S.no. PC-VI/364,RBE No.32/2016).

4. Accordingly, the rate of DA admissible to Railway employees who continue to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay band/grade pay as per 6 th CPC recommendations, shall be enhanced from the existing 125% to 132% w.e.f. 01.07.2016.

5. 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 09.11.2016.)

sd/-
(M.K. Panda)
Joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

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

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Cash Payment of wages to Railway employees for the month of December, 2016 – NFIR

Cash Payment of wages to Railway employees for the month of December, 2016 – NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chemlmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.I/3/Part-I

Dated: 10/12/2016

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Invalidation of currency notes of Rs.500 and 1000 denominations – Hardships faced by Railway employees – Cash Payment of wages to Railway employees for the month of December, 2016-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter o. I/3 Part I dated 16/11/2016 addressed to Railway Board (MS).
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.20I6/E(LL)APW/I dated 17/1/2016.
(iii) Railway Board’s Circular No.2016/Cash-III Pay Advance/Misc dated l8th November,2016.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.I/3/Part I dated 18/11/2016 addressed to MS.
(v) Railway Board’s reply to GS/NFIR vide letter No.2008/AC-II/21/9 (pt) dated 30/11/2016.

Federation is in receipt of reply dated 30th November, 2016 from the Railway Board. In this connection, the hardships being faced by the Railway employees are reiterated once again as below. The Railway employees are facing lot of hardships due to restrictions on drawal of their legitimate wages from their Bank Account. For November 2016 salary, only Rs. 10,000/- cash were paid to each Railway staff. However, due to continued restrictions, the Railway employees are not able to draw their wages adequately from the Banks for meeting their requirements.

It is therefore requested that Cash Payment of Rupees not less than 25,000 may be ensured to each Railway employee from out of December, 20l6 salary.

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

Source: NFIR

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Maternity Leave (ML) for Railway Employees

Maternity Leave (ML) for Railway Employees

  • It is a full pay leave not debited to any account.
  • It is granted as under:

    For confinement

    180 days

    Miscarriage/Abortion

    45 days during service

    Female Casual workers

    4 weeks

  • Temporary Railway employees may be granted Maternity Leave if their employment is likely to continue till they come back to service may be granted Maternity Leave on the basis of Medical Certificate.
  • It may be combined with any other type of leave.
  • Any leave (including LND) upto a maximum 2 years may be granted in continuation of ML if applied for without Medical Certificate.

Source: Maternity Leave

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Paternity Leave (PL) for Railway Employees

Paternity Leave (PL) for Railway Employees

  • Granted to male Railway employees (including Apprentices) with less than 2 surviving children.
  • Granted for 15 days.
  • During the period of confinement of wife of a Railway employee . Can be availed in the period between 15 days prior and 6 months after the date delivery of the child.
  • Can availed only in one spell.
  • If not availed it will be lapsed.
  • It is not to be debited against leave account.
  • Maybe combined with any other type of leave as in Maternity Leave.
  • Leave salary equal to pay drawn just before proceeding on leave.
  • Paternity Leave may not normally be refused.
  • May be granted to Casual Labour who has temporary status for 15 days.
  • With effect from 22.07.2009 it can be sanctioned in case of valid adoption of a child below one year for 15 days. It can be availed within 6 months from the date of adoption.

Source: Paternity Leave

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Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike

Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike

New Delhi: Expressing “dissatisfaction” over over the announcement of 2 per cent increase in dearness allowance by the government, railway unions have demanded it be raised to 3 per cent.

We have expressed dissatisfaction over the announcement of a meagre 2 per cent rise in DA by the Central government from July 1, 2016, National Federation of Indian Railwaymen M Raghavaiah said.

Ahead of Diwali, the Centre has announced 2 per cent dearness allowance for Central government employees effective from July.

“Central government employees and pensioners have been waiting eagerly for the announcement of DA since September 2016. But we are disappointed that the government has announced only 2 per cent whereas the 12-month average of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016, works out to be 2.92 per cent,” Raghavaiah said and added “The Government ought to have been considerate in announcing this half-yearly hike in DA and rounded off to 3 per cent.”

All India Railwaymen Federation General Secretary S Gopal Mishra said 2 per cent DA is not satisfactory and it should be raised to 3 per cent.

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

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (2015 to 2016) : Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

RBE No. 114 /2016.

No. E(P&A)II-2016/PLB-9

New Delhi, dated : 28.09.2016.

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

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year (2015 to 2016).

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 2015 to 16 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if  wages are 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, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the period from 01.04.2015 to 31.12.2015. Wages during the period from 01.01.2016 to 31.03.2016 shall include Basic pay as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016. 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 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2015-16 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 17,951/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2015 to 16. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may he 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 2015 to 16 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 of the Ministry of Railways.

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

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus to railway employees

plb-railway-employees

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 2015 to 16. The approval entails a financial implication of approximately Rs.2090.96 crore.

Payment of PLB would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further besides maintaining industrial peace.

The payment of this Bonus to eligible Railway Employees will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays.

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2014-2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
( RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 109/2016

No. E(P&A)II-2015/PLB-4

New Delhi, dated: 15.09.2016.

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

Sub : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2014-2015.

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2014-15 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel) was sanctioned vide Board’s letter of even no. dt. 07.10.2015 with the condition that where wages exceed Rs. 3500/- per month. Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages’ are Rs. 3500/- p.m.

2. The President has now decided that the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of PLB shall be revised to Rs. 7000 w.e.f: 01.04.2014 i.e. for the accounting year 2014-15. Therefore, payment of PLB for the financial year 2014-15 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel) would be based on the wage calculation ceiling of Rs. 7000/- per month i.e. where wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ’wages’ are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

3. Therefore, in the case of eligible railway employees mentioned in Board’s letter of even no. dt. 07. 10.2015 who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2014-15 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay. the amount due towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2014-15 becomes Rs. 17,951/- instead of Rs. 8,975/-.

4. Accordingly, the PLB amount to eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2014-15 may be re-worked and the difference paid on priority in the same mode as payment of salary. All the other terms and conditions under which the payment was made shall remain unchanged.

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

Sd/-
( S. Balachandra Iyer)
Director/ Pay Commission,
Railway Board.

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Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota: Railway Board Order RBE No.95/2016

Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

RBE No. 95/2016

Clarification/Corrigendum No.73

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. 2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/17

New Delhi, dated 10.08.2016

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.

Subject: Probation Period for persons recruited against Sports Quota.

Ref: Board’s letter no. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 (RBE No. 189B/2010) and clarifications/corrigendum issued thereto.

Attention is invited to para 8.3.3 and 8.3.4 of Board’s letter No. 2010/E (Sports)/4(1)/1 (policy) dated 31.12.2010 stipulating that before completion of the probation period, the performance of the sportsperson shall be reviewed at the Railway/Unit level by a three members Committee comprising:-

(i) President/Hony. General Secretary of the Sports Association of Zonal Railway/Unit.
(ii) A personnel officer of Sr. Scale/ JAG level; and
(iii) Captain/ Coach of the particular discipline.

If the performance of a person recruited on sports account is considered to be unsatisfactory, the probation period will be extended maximum up to two years and the person will have to improve his/her performance to get confirmed in appointment. Even after extended probation, if the performance is found unsatisfactory, then normal procedure will be followed for termination, before the completion of extended probation.

Instances have come to the notice of Railway Board that in spite of the above mentioned instructions no review has been done for years and this non compliance of extant instructions by Administration is leading to hardship being faced by outstanding sportspersons.

All Zonal Railways/Production Units may scrupulously adhere to the extant instructions and pull up arrears, if any.

(Bhaskar Roy Chaudhary)
Dy. Director/Estt. (Sports)

Source: NFIR

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Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances: NFIR

NFIR – Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances

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

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

No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (IMPL)/Allowances/2016

Dated: 08/09/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Committee to examine the recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Allowances-reg.

In the committee meeting held on 1st September 2016, under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary at North Block (Room No. 72) New Delhi, the Standing Committee Members of JCM (Staff Side) expressed views on 7th CPC recommendations on Allowances. After hearing the views, the Chairman of the meeting stated that further meetings will be held and suggested that in the mean time the Staff Federations may send the list containing department specific Allowances to the concerned administrative ministries and JCM (Staff Side) may send list of common allowances to JS (Imp) MoF, New Delhi for consideration. The Railway Board Chairman was also present during discussions held on 1st September 2016.
In this connection, NFIR desires to convey to the Railway Board that:-

(a) while the previous Pay Commission had doubled various Allowances, the 7th CPC has recommended enhancement of only 50% of the existing rates in those cases of a few allowances recommended to be retained. This needs to be reviewed for improvement.
(b) The 7th CPC recommendations – mainly on Night Duty Allowance, National Holiday Allowance, Transport Allowance would in effect result reduction of existing amounts. These aberrations are required to be rectified and the amount of allowances enhanced.

(c) With regard to Allowances for Running Staff like Kilometerage, ALK etc., there should be separate discussions between the Federations and Railway Board for revision and improvement as was done in the past. Attention is also invited to Para 8.11.19 and 8.11.20 of the 7th CPC report.

(d) The Pay Commission in its report vide Para 8.2.5 has stated that any allowance not mentioned (and hence not reported to the Commission) shall cease to exist immediately. The Pay Commission has further stated that in case there is any demand or requirement for continuation of existing allowance, which has not been deliberated upon by the Commission, it should be re-notified by the Ministry concerned after obtaining due approval of MoF. NFIR suggests that this Para of the report be rejected by the Government. Alternatively, the administrative ministries be empowered for continuance of any such allowance, duly apprising the necessity of continuation to the MoF.

Federation also requests the Railway Board to kindly place before the Committee (chaired by Finance Secretary) the valid points brought out by the Federation through this letter and also impress upon the committee to retain the allowances listed in the Annexure and their enhancement, considering the fact that the Railways’ working is unique, complex and not comparable with any other Ministry.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,

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

Annexure

List of Allowances needed to be continued in the Railways:-

1. Break Down Allowance

2. Family Planning Allowance (should be continued to motivate the Government employees to adopt small family norms. It should be enhanced suitably).

3. Flying Squad Allowance for Ticket Checking Cadre.

4. Funeral Allowance

5. Handicapped Allowance

6. Hutting Allowance

7. Night Patrolling Allowance – needs to be continued in view of the necessity of the Patrolling of Railway Tracks during Night Time).

8. Operation Theatre Allowance

9. Outturn Allowance

10. Overtime Allowance

11. Rent Free Accommodation

12. Training Stipend

13. PCO Allowance to staff working in Production Control Organization.

14. Special Allowance to SSEs working in Workshops and PUs.

15. Special Allowance for performing announcing duties.

16. Daily Officiating Allowance

17. Split Duty Allowance

18. Special Allowance to specified categories.

[Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Genl dated 30/04/2010).

19. Special Allowance for Central Ticket Squad of Railway Board.

(Railway Board’s letter No. 81/Ticket Checking/2/3 dated 12/05/1981 and letter No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-l/Genl-1 dated 13/12/2012).

20. Cycle Allowance (The recommendation of Ministry of Railways for discontinuance is unjustified).

21. Special Allowance to Train Superintendent etc

22. Deputation (Duty) Allowance

23. Conveyance Allowance

24. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road

25. Children Education Allowance – Though retained at lower rates – needs to be enhanced to atleast 3000 and 8000 per month respectively for Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy respectively with proviso that whenever D.A increases by 50%, the CEA shall be increased by 25%.

26. Fixed Medical Allowance may be increased to not less than Rs. 2000/- p.m.

27. Night Duty Allowance to be continued and rates revised.

28. Special Duty Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

29. Bad Climate Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

30. Tribal Area Allowance to be retained and rates revised.

31. Dress Allowance to be upwardly revised to not less than Rs. 10,000/-.

32. Washing Allowance may be granted from Rs. 300/- to Rs. 600/- p.m. to maintain the Uniform in nice condition.

33. Water Allowance for Track Maintainers.

Interest free advances to the Railway employees.

All interest free advances payable to Railway employees need to be retained in view of the fact that these are recovered from the salaries of employees.

Source : NFIR

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Regulation of entitlement of Passes & PTOs till issue of orders on the basis of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

Regulation of entitlement of Passes & PTOs till issue of orders on the basis of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(W)2016/PS5-1/8

New Delhi, dated 31.08.2016

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

Sub: Regulation of entitlement of Passes & PTOs till issue of orders on the basis of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.

Ref: Board’s letters No.E (W) 2008/PS5-1/38 dated 06.01.2011 & 3.02.2011.

Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes & PTOs as well as travel entitlements linked with the Grade Pay were introduced vide Board’s above referred letters, consequent to implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

2. Pursuant to the notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, Railway servants shall draw pay in the revised pay structure in the Level applicable to the post to which appointed, and the Grade Pay Component has been done away with. The issue regarding linking of the Level of posts for pass entitlement on the revised pay structure is under consideration. Hence, till further orders, Grade Pay in the pre-revised scales i.e. 6th Central Pay Commission’s scale shall continue to be the basis for gradation and related entitlement on all kinds of Passes as well as PTOs.

3. In respect of persons appointed to different posts on or after 01.01.2016, the notional Grade Pay which they would have drawn in the pre-revised pay structure should be taken into account for fixing their pass entitlement.

sd/-
(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I
Railway Board

Source: Indian Railways

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NFIR – Creation of the posts of Driver-cum- Technician in the Track Machine organization on Indian Railways

Creation of the posts of Driver-cum- Technician in the Track Machine organization on Indian Railways

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. II/34/Part 15

Dated: 12/08/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

 

Dear Sir,

 

Sub: Creation of the posts of Driver-cum- Technician in the Track Machine organization on Indian Railways-reg.

 

The Track machine Organization on the Indian Railways is responsible for maintenance of P. Way Tracks to the expected standards.

 

2. For quite some time, Federation has been receiving grievances from JEs/SSEs working in TM organization that they are being compelled to drive Track Machines besides working on machines to perform various jobs on railway tracks. The SSEs/JEs of Track Machine Organization are Diploma/Graduate engineers. They are inducted to perform duties of P. Way maintenance with machines. They feel humiliated when they are compelled to drive Track Machines as driving the track machines is the job of trained driver or driver-cum-technician.

 

3. The Railway Board vide letter No. 2014/Track III/TK/3 dated 14/08/2015 Para 2.9 (2.9.1 & 2.9.2) has directed the-Zonal Railways to create posts of Driver-cum-Technician in GP 1900/- in order to reduce the burden of JEs/SSEs (TM). For the said purpose, Railway Board has outlined following procedure:-

 

• For performing the duties of shifting/shunting of Track Machines, post of Driver-cum- Technician similar to ALP in GP 1900/- be created.

• These posts are to be filled from amongst erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff working in GP 1800/- who possess the qualification of Xth Pass with ITI similar to ALP.

• Staff selected as Driver-cum-Technician should be imparted mandatory training similar to ALP.

• All such selected staff should be assigned the responsibility of driving & shunting the Track Machines.

• For providing career opportunities to Driver-cum-Technicians their names should be interpolated in the respective seniority list of Technicians Gr. ill (GP 1900) of the Track Machine Organization.

 

4. Vide communication dated 14/08/2015, the Railway Board has desired the Zonal Railways to examine in detail the relevant issues and submit suggestions to the Northern Railway/Railway Board in consultation with Personnel Department of each Zone. Reports however reveal that though a period of one year has passed, action on the instructions of Railway Board is yet to be taken by Zonal Railways, consequently, the JEs/SSEs of Track Machine Organization continued to face hardships as their status is being relegated to “driver-cum-technician”.

 

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the above facts and issue instructions to the Zonal Railways to create the posts of Driver-cum-Technician in GP 1900/- without delay for driving and shunting the Track Machines.

 

Action taken in the matter may be advised to the Federation early.

Yours faithfully,

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

Source : NFIR

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Transfer policy causing difficulties to Group ‘C’ staff

Transfer policy causing difficulties to Group ‘C’ staff 

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.II/14/Part.VII

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dated: 16/08/2016

Dear Sir,

Sub: Transfer policy causing difficulties to Group ‘C’ staff – Review urged-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s PNM Item No. 18/2016.
Railway Board’s letter No. E(O)1I1/2014/PL/05 dated 31/08/2015.

 

During separate meeting with the EDE (N) on 28/06/2016 to discuss left over PNM Items of NFIR (including item No. 18/2016), Federation requested for separate meeting at the level of Member Staff. A period of more than a month has passed, meeting of the Federation at the level of MS has not yet been fixed.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to fix Federation’s meeting with the MS on the subject matter, soon.

Yours faithfully,

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

Source : NFIR

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