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Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

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Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: December 8, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Sub: Career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800

Dear Sir,
As I have discussed this issue personally with your goodself and tried to get resolved the issue regarding career progression of the staff working in GP Rs.1800; because in many departments; the employees working in GP Rs.1800 are stagnating in GP Rs.1800 for 15 years and even 20 years, and these are the staff those who are working in GP Rs.1800 are virtually doing the job of skilled nature, in almost all the departments, including Technical and Non-Technical.

It would be in all fairness if 50% posts of GP Rs.1800 should be upgraded to GP Rs.1900, which will resolve the problems of the Railway Industry as well as the employees.

In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that, we have also requested your goodself for reduction in the Direct Recruitment Quota, and the employees having qualification of RRB should be given benefit for their selection against those vacancies through “LDCE open to all” policy, to facilitate the highly educated staff available over the Indian Railways.

We sincerely hope that, you will kindly consider it favourably and do the needful.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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Fixation of Pay with An Extra Increment under Rule 13 RP Rules – RBE 175/2008

Fixation of Pay with An Extra Increment under Rule 13 RP Rules – RBE 175/2008

“Ministry of Finance and DoP&T and it is clarified that the benefit of fixation of pay in terms of Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 would be admissible in such situations of placement in higher Grade Pay on non-functional basis”

Fixation of pay/ admissibility of increment under Rule 13 of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement on non-functional basis in higher Pay Band/ Grade Pay

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. PC-VI/ 391
RBE No. 175/2018

No. PC-VI/2009/I/6/6 Pt.

New Delhi, dated: 12.11.2018

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

Sub: Fixation of pay/ admissibility of increment under Rule 13 of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement on non-functional basis in higher Pay Band/ Grade Pay.

Prior to implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, fixation of pay of Railway employees on appointment from one post to another was governed by Rule 1313 {FR22(1)(a)(1)} and 1313 {FR22(1)(a)(2)} R-II depending upon whether situation involved assumption of duties and responsibilities of greater importance or otherwise. Rule 13 of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 governing fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006, however, envisage grant of one increment equal to 3% of sum of the pay in the pay band and existing grade pay (to be rounded off to next multiple of 10) in the case of promotion from one grade pay to another in the revised pay structure. Further clarification were issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.02.2009 (RBE No. 28/2009).

2. References have been received from some of the Railways/PUs and both staff Federations regarding admissibility of fixation with extra increment in terms of Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2008 in the situation of placement of Pharmacist (GP Rs. 2800) in GP Rs. 4200 on completion of two years regular service and placement of Private Secretaries Grade I (GP Rs. 4800) in GP Rs. 5400 (PB 2) on completion of 4 years regular service on non-functional basis. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance and DoP&T and it is clarified that the benefit of fixation of pay in terms of Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 would be admissible in such situations of placement in higher Grade Pay on non-functional basis.

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

Hindi version will follow.

(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board

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AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: 5th November, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Safety of the Railway employees

This is in reference to my discussion held today with you, wherein I have requested you to review immediately Removal Cases of the Railway employees of Kharagpur Division of S.E. Railway, under para 14(ii), as also to do urgently to save Railwaymen from run-over, forced to work under unsafe conditions without taking block, as happened today between Sandila and Umartali Stations in Northern Railway.

 

In this connection, your kind attention is invited towards my earlier letters, D.O.No.AIRF/24(C) dated 13th and 17th August, 2018, vide which your kind attention was drawn towards the unpleasant incidents of commitment of suicide by Shri Harrison John, Loco Pilot, Jabalpur Division(West Central Railway) and Shri Bablu Kumar, Trackman, Sholapur (Central Railway).

 

We had requested your goodself to take necessary steps to ensure that no Railwayman commits suicide in frustration and sense of disappointment. It is quite unfortunate that, there is no visible improvement in the situation up till now, and another case of suicide has been noticed, wherein Shri G.K. Kishori, Asstt. Loco Pilot, Kharagpur, South Eastern Railway, has committed suicide on 3rd November, 2018, out of serious frustration, which is highly condemnable as well.

 

Co-workers of Late Shri G.K. Kishori had resorted to agitation owing to failure of his superiors to timely address the problem of the said deceased employee and they need not be subjected to any punitive action.

 

It may be recalled that, on the consistent and regular persuasions, Railway Board had issued instructions, on your intervention, to invoke Clause 14(ii) in exceptional cases only where D&AR enquiry is not practicable and safety of the state is under threat.

 

Through this letter we want to emphasize here that, urgent necessary steps should be taken by counseling the concerned officials, so that, no Railway employee is compelled to commit suicide and lose his/her precious life as the entire family of such Railway employee is put under serious distress.

We had also requested that, keeping in view various attacks on the Railway employees on duty as also run-over cases of Railway employees due to negligence and overlooking of prescribed procedure and rules need to be given serious thought, so as to avoid recurrence of such unpleasant incidents.

 

It is also requested that, “Rakshak” should immediately be supplied, as well as you have promised; working on the track without protection must be banned, and if Trackmen are forced to work under unsafe conditions, the deterrent punishment should be given to the guilty supervisors and officers responsible.

 

While communicating our serious concern over such incidents, AIRF once again emphasizes that necessary steps be taken with all seriousness, so that, no such cases occur in future.

Yours faithfully

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : http://www.airfindia.org

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Policy improvement in Dental Health Care Centres & Referral system for Railway employees

Policy improvement in Dental Health Care Centres & Referral system for Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

NO. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical Issues

Dated: 26.10.2018

The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUS, NF (Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOS, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Policy improvements in Dental Health Care System.

Ref: 1. Railway Board Letter no. 2017/H-1/25/2/DentaI/Policy dated 23.03.2018
2. Railway Board’s letter no. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/CMP & PTDS dated 06.06.2018.
3. Railway Board’s letter no. 2000/H-1/l2/27/pt-I dated 16.10.2000.
4. Railway Board’s letter no. 2002/H-1/12/13/DentaI/S.E.C.R dated 10.12.2013.
5. Railway Board’s letter 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical issued dated 25.08.2018.

In order to improve the Dental Health Care, and with reference to Board’s letters mentioned above, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following:

1. Empanelment of Government & Private Dental Hospitals/Centres & Referral of Patients:

1.1 Zonal Railways are empowered to empanel the Government or Private Dental Hospitals/Centres for referral at par with empanelment of other specialty hospitals at CGHS rates.

1.2 The patients may be referred to by Dental Surgeon/Railway Doctor, as per the requirement/necessity of the treatment.

2. Reimbursement of expenditure on Dental treatment

2.1 The reimbursement of expenditure, incurred on Dental treatment of Railway medical beneficiaries, is permitted for the treatments taken outside, if the local CMS/MD/CMO/ACMS incharge of the Hospital is satisfied that same was required to be taken from outside even when Railway Hospital/Sub Divisional Hospital was provided with Part Time/Full Time Dental Surgeon and infrastructure facilities.

2.2 The re-imbursement shall be made in accordance with CGHS. approved dental procedures and rates only.

2.3 Zonal Railway may reimburse the expenditure incurred on other dental procedures which are not included in CGHS list, if the same is done at the nearest Government Dental College/Government Hospital as per the charges levied by these Institutions (this should however not include material and lab charges, charged by outsourced private agencies).

3. Age & Term of Engagement of Part Time Dental Surgeons

3.1 The age limit & terms of CMPs as issued vide letter 2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical issued dated 25.08.2018 shall be extended to Part Time Dental Surgeons also.

3.2 The entry level age limit of candidate for appointment as Part Time Dental Surgeon shall be 53 years from the date of issue of this letter.

3.3 The maximum age limit shall be 65 years or 12 terms whichever is earlier and each term of engagement shall not exceed more than 1 year.

4. Extension of policy of part time Dental Surgeons to other hospitals

4.1 The policy of Engagement of Part Time Dental Surgeons is now extended to Sub-Divisional Hospitals also, where justified. Such powers are delegated to the GM with concurrence of associate finance and on the recommendation of PCMD & PCPO.

4.2 The power of engagement of the approved Part Time Dental Surgeons shall be in accordance with Board’s letter no. 2018/Trans Cell/Health/CMP & PTDS dated 06.06.2018.

4.3 Other rules & guidelines as issued from Board on the above subject shall remain unchanged and as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&
Transformation Cell

Source: Railway Board

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Mutual Transfer involving employees working in two different grades

Mutual Transfers permitted between staff in two different grades and not in intermediate grades

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/8

New Delhi, Dated: 26.10.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways/PUs,
New Delhi.

Sub:- Mutual Transfer involving employees working in two different grades.

In terms of para 310 of IREM Vol. I 1989 Edition, Railway Servants can seek mutual transfer in the corresponding cadre of two Divisions/Offices/Railways and retain the seniority of the junior employees in their respective new units. The procedure for mutual transfer have recently been further simplified vide:-

(i) Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22.09.2017 (RBE No. 131/2017) which delegates powers to Divisional Railway Managers in respect of mutual transfer, and

(ii) Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/19 dated 06.07.2018 (RBE No. 99/2018) which enabled employees working in Level-I (GP Rs. 1800) belonging to any department/cadre to go on Mutual Exchange basis transfer with another employee working in Level-I (GP Rs. 1800) irrespective of cadre.

2. With a view to further enable employees to seek Mutual Exchange Transfer and in view of clarifications sought by some Zonal Railways in this regard and the demand of both and Federation e.g. NFIR and AIRF, Board have considered the matter. It has been decided that Mutual Transfers may also be permitted between staff in two different grades but only in the recruitment grade of the cadre and not in intermediate grades.

3. Both the employees seeking mutual exchange shall have to give a written undertaking accepting reversion unconditionally and willingly in their own interest to the recruitment grade and bottom seniority in their respective new Unit in order to avoid future litigation. The expression mentioned in preceding lines, should necessarily be incorporated in the application submitted by the employee concerned. The “Note” below para 2(b)(iii) of Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22.09.2017 as mentioned in para 1 above stands deleted.

4. Other terms and conditions for mutual exchange including community restrictions contained in Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/TR/16 dated 14.08.2017 and 22.10.2007 remain.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

(Prabhash Kumar)
EDE(N)
Railway Board

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

Rate of DA applicable from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees 6th CPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. PC-VI/390
No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1
The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

RBE No.152/2018
New Delhi, dated 8.10.2018

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.07.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 12.4.2018 (S.No. PC­VI/385, RBE No.58/2018) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 142% to 148% w.e.f 01.07.2018.

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

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of (Authority- MoF’ s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 11.9.2018).

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

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Additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh

Grant of additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.153/2018

No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-9

New Delhi, dated 09.10.2018

The General Managers/CA0s,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.

Sub :- Grant of additional HRA to the Railway employees serving in the States of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh.

Consequent upon revision of rates of House Rent Allowance (HRA)/additional HRA w.e.f. 01.07.2017 vide Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-7, dated 19.07.2017 (RBE No.71/2017) and letter of even number dated 08.11.2017 (RBE No.165/2017) respectively, it has been decided to grant additional HRA at old duty station w.e.f. 01.07.2017 to all those Railway employees who have been transferred to North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh, prior to 01.07.2017 or after 01.07.2017 and continue to remain posted there after 01.07.2017, as under:-

(i) In case of Railway employees transferred to and posted from a date prior to 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on 01.07.2017 with the percentage of rates of HRA effective on 01.07.2017 as per Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I1-2017/HRA-7, dated 19.07.2017 (RBE No.71/2017).

(ii) In case of Railway employees transferred to and posted from a date on or after 01.07.2017 who leave their families behind at the old duty station, the HRA of the old duty station will be calculated on the revised pay drawn on the date of transfer with the percentage rates of HRA effective on the date of transfer.

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

sd/-
(N.P.Singh)
Joint Director/Estt.(P&A),
Railway Board

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

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Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Railway Bonus 2018

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

10-October-2018 13:34 IST

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees

About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision

Payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2044.31 crore

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2017-18 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel). The financial implication of payment of 78 days’ PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs.2044.31 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs.7000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs.17,951 for 78 days. About 11.91 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.

The Productivity Linked Bonus on Railway covers all non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) who are spread over the entire country. Payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera/ Puja holidays. The decision of the Cabinet shall be implemented before the holidays for this year as well. For the year 2017-18 PLB equivalent to 78 days’ wages will be paid which is expected to motivate the employees for working towards improving the performance of the Railways.

Background:

Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India wherein the concept of PLB was introduced in the year 1979-80. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of Railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of ‘The Payment of Bonus Act – 1965′.

Source: PIB

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Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016

Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 11

Dated: 03/10/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on MACPS from the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016-reg.

Ref: DoP&T O.M. No.35034/1/2017-Estt D dated 20/09/2018 to all Ministries/Departments etc.

A copy of O.M. No. 35034/1/2017-Estt D dated 20/09/2018 issued by the DoP&T on the subject is enclosed. In the said O.M., the DoP&T has stated that their earlier O.Ms dated 27/07/2017 and 28/08/2018 clarifying availability of option for fixation of pay and the date of next increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in the context of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, are applicable in the case of MACP also.

NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions in favour of Railway employees duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Railway Employees: One-way request transfer on out-of-turn basis

Transfer of railway employees with lower priority, on out-of-­turn basis

RBE N0. 139/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.E(NG)I-2018/TR/14

New Delhi, dated 17.09.2018

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

Sub: One-way request transfer on out-of-turn basis.

References are being received from Zonal Railways seeking Board’s approval for request transfer of railway employees with lower priority, on out-of-­turn basis After careful consideration of the matter. Board have decided that the General Managers themselves may take a decision to allow request transfer of non-gazetted railway employees on out-of-turn basis. Such requests may, however, be considered only in rare cases where NOC has been received from accepting Railway and have been approved by competent authority in the parent Railway. In each such case reasons for giving the approval should be recorded on file It is also stated to use “COMPTRAN” soft-ware to register and monitor all the cases of Inter-Railway Request Transfer as advised under Board’s letter No. ERP/Portal-Transfer/2013 dated 08.08.2018.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

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

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Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties

Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties

NFIR

No. II/34/2018-Part I

Dated: 19/09/2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Incidents of violent attacks on Railway employees in the course of performing their duties-reg.

Of late, it is noticed that the Railway employees are becoming targets of physical attacks by the unruly people/antisocial elements. In this connection, NFIR cites the case of recent physical attack on Travelling Ticket Examiner of S.C. Railway (Secunderabad Division) by a group of people who are habituated of travelling unauthorizedly and threatening on duty staff. It has further been reported that three persons have attacked the Gate Keeper (Track Maintainer) at Level Crossing Gate on Northern Railway and chopped off his left arm on 17th September, 2018. Similar attacks on staff were also reported from different places and no adequate action has been taken by the concerned Law & Order Authorities to deter the miscreants.

The Railway Staff who perform duties in the field and at remote places are developing constant fear of criminal attacks on them by the miscreants. In order to maintain the morale of staff, it would be necessary to urge upon the concerned high level authorities who are accountable for maintaining Law & Order situation to take effective measures. So far as Level Crossing Gates are concerned, provision of CCTV cameras may be considered seriously to facilitate detecting the culprits for further action.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly see that concrete steps are taken to protect the Railway Staff working in the field and in the remote sections of the Railway system. Federation may please be kept advised of action being taken by the Railway Board early.

Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Compassionate ground appointment to the kith & kin of Railway employees and died in harness as bachelor – need to issue instructions

compassionate-grounds-railway

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. II/1-A/2018

Dated: 07/09/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Compassionate ground appointment to the kith & kin of Railway employees and died in harness as bachelor – need to issue instructions-reg.

Reports are being received by the Federation through our affiliated unions that the
Railway Authorities on certain divisions/zones are reluctant to consider offering appointment on compassionate ground to the kith & kin of railway employee died as bachelor. These cases included the cases of persons appointed under LARSGESS (who unfortunately died as bachelor).

Federation feels that denial of compassionate appointment to the next kith and kin of bachelor employees die in harness is unfair, considering the fact that the bereaved family is required to be provided with bread winner (through compassionate appointment to the kith & kin of deceased staff).

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review the extant instructions and issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways etc., to consider providing compassionate appointment to the kith and kin of deceased bachelor employees (including LARSGESS appointee) in order to provide relief to the families of such employees. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully.
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

Source: NFIR

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Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP Schemes for the Central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees

NFIR

Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP schemes for the central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees

MACP

No. IV/MACPs/09/part II

Dated: 21/08/2018

The Secretary / DoP&T
(Department of personnel PG & pension),
Department of personnel & Training,
North Block,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of financial upgradation under ACP & MACP schemes for the central Government Civilian Employees including Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i)  Dop&T oM No.35034/1/97-Estt (D) dated 09/08/1999.
(ii) Dop&T oM No.35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 19/05/2009.

NFIR invites kind attention to the OM dated 09/08/1999 wherein the Government of India (DoP&T) had introduced ‘Assured career Progression Scheme‘ (ACPs) for the central Government civilian Employees pursuant to the recommendation of 5th central pay commission. The ACP Scheme was made effective in the Central Government departments from 1999. The ACP Scheme remained functional until 31/08/2008 (as clarified by the DoP&T vide para 9 its OM dated 19/05/2009) due to the fact that the ‘Modified Assured Carrer Progression Scheme‘ was introduced by the DoP&T, replacing ACPS w.e.f. 01/09/2008, pursuant to the recommendations of 6th CPC.

The Federation has however been receiving representations from the Central Government civilian Employees, mainly railway employees from all corners of the country to make the MACP Scheme operational w.e.f. 01/01/2006
01/01/2006 instead from 0l/09/2008, pursuant to the order dated 08th December, 2017 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016. In this connection, NFIR places following facts for consideration:-

  • on perusal of the order of the Apex court, it is found that the Hon’ble Apex court has held that the MACP is a part of pay structure recommended by the 6th CPC, the same cannot be considerd as allowance which had been given effect from 01/09/2008. The said order has also cited the Resolution dated 30/08/2008 of the Government which was referred in the notification issued by the Ministry of Finance wherein MACP has been defined part of ‘Pay structure‘ and not as ‘Allowance‘ and therefore should be given effect from 01/01/2006.
  • The order dated 8th Dec 2017 passed by the Apex court has already been implemented by the Ministry of Defence, giving effect to the MACPs w.e.f.01/01/2006 through an OM dated 25/07/2018.
  • DoP&T may kindly take note that in para 6.5.2 & 6.5.4 of the report of 6th CPC, the Commission had recommended for implementation of the revised pay structure consisting of Pay Band and Grade Pay w.e.f. 01/01/2006 while the revised allowances were given effect from prospective date i.e. 01/09/2008.
  • Ministry of Finance vide Gazette of India, Extraordinary Notification of Resolution No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 29/08/2008 had implemented revised pay structure (Pay Band & Grade Pay) w.e.f. 01/01/2006 whereas the implementation of MACPS was made effective from 0110912008, Accordingly, Ministry of Railways also implemented revised Pay structure w.e.f. 01/01/2006 vide its order dated 04/09/2008 while the rates of Non Practicing Allowance (NPA) were revised w.e.f. 01/01/2006 vide Board’s order dated 22/09/2008. Therefore, the MACPS which is part of Pay structure as decided by Apex Court should be given effect from 01/01/2006 in railways and all other Central Government departments.
  • Another important fact which cannot be ignored is, that the Apex Court had held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the Pay structure which not only affects the pay but also pension of the employee, therefore, decided that the ACP is not allowance but a part of pay. At the same time, the Hon’ble Supreme Court further held that there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of pay structure and that the resolution dated 30/08/2008 relating to implementation of 6th CPC recommendations on pay structure, pay bands, grade pay etc have been given effect from 0110112006 and also added that this is the decision of the Cabinet which could not have been modified by issuing executive instructions.
  • NFIR suggests that while issuing modified instructions, in compliance with Apex Court order, the DoP&T may allow option opportunity to all those beneficiaries of ACPS as well MACPS to exercise their option for financial upgradation from the dates advantageous to them so as to avoid further grievances.
  • Summing up, NFIR urges upon the DoP&T to kindly consider the above points and issue modified instructions for granting financial upgradation under MACPS with effect from 01/01/2006 as was done by the Ministry of Defence. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to this Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

 

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Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

NFIR

No. I/5 (F)

Dated: 20/08/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)1/2017/AL-28/40 dated 08/08/2017(PC-VII-31 & RBE No. 84/2017).
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41 dated 24/08/2017(PC-VII-45 & RBE No. 103/2017).
(iii) NFIR’s letter No.1/5 (F) dated 22/06/2018.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)l/2017/AL-28/40 dated 31/07/2018.

While appreciating the prompt reply of the Railway Board not agreeing with the proposal made by the Federation through its letter dated 22/6/2018, NFIR reiterates again the following facts:

• There are many places where there is no rest house at all,
• Wherever there are rest houses for subordinate staff, their accommodation is totally inadequate and the employees do not get even Cot/Bed,
• The condition of rest houses is very bad so much so, the bed sheets, pillow covers etc., are not even washed regularly (i.e. the condition is unhygienic),
• Mattresses in the rest houses are very dirty and not fit for use.

The Railway Board’s contention for denying the legitimate entitlement, citing 7th CPC recommendation and Government of India’s approval thereon is not only illogical but also highly improper. It needs to be appreciated that when employee is ordered to undertake tour on duty, he is rightly entitled for facilities as well Daily Allowance / Travelling Allowance. The case cited by NFIR is that in those cases where the staff proceed on duty to other places where the rest house facility is not available or condition of rest house is so bad that no human being can live, in such situations the reimbursement of hotel charges has to be ensured by the employer. Therefore the simple reply in one paragraph given by the Railway Board not agreeing the legitimate demand of NFIR is unacceptable to the Federation and we surmise that the Railway Board never wanted to take the ground situation into consideration for extending legitimate benefit to the staff. It is also unfortunate that while the Central Government has allowed reimbursement charges towards hotel accommodation to its employees when they undertake tour on duty, the Railway Board is unwilling to adopt Government of India’s rules probably with an intention to deny the legitimate benefit%to railwaymen deliberately.

Federation therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the matter with judicious intention and issue instructions to the GMs etc., for ensuring reimbursement of accommodation/rest house/hotel charges in those cases where the resting facilities or either inadequate or not provided or not available.

Yours Faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Benefits of MACPs w.e.f. 1.1.2006 – Supreme Court Judgement

Benefits of MACPs w.e.f. 1.1.2006 – Supreme Court Judgement

Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association
(Estd.1965, Regd. No.1329 under ITU Act,
Website http://www.irtsa.net)

No.IRTSA/Memo RB/2018-8

Date: 08-08-2018

Member Staff,
Railway Board.

Respected Sir,

Subject: Benefits of MACPS w.e.f. 1.1.2006 – since MACPS is given as a part of pay structure and is not an allowances as per recommendations Sixth CPC, Resolution of Govt. thereon and as per judgment of Supreme Court.

Ref: 1. Ministry of Defence letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018.

2. Judgement of Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 Dated 8-12-2017.

3. Recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission para 6.1.15, 6.5.2 & 6.5.4

4. Ministry of Finance Notification No.1/1/2008-I C & Government of India Resolution dated 29.8.2008

5. Railway Board’s OM No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 (RBE No.101 /2009) dated 10.06.2009 – Regarding Recommendations of Sixth CPC – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees,

6. Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008

7. Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, No. PC VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008

1. a) We seek your kind intervention on date of implementation of MACPS w.e.f 1.1.2006 (instead of 1-9-2008) as has been held by the Supreme Court of India vide its judgment cited above wherein MACPS has been held to be a part of pay structure recommended by 6th CPC and not to be considered as allowance which were implemented from 1.9.2008. The judgement has cited the Resolution of the Government of India dated 30-8-2008 referred to above as Notification of MOF where in in MACPS has been defined as Pay and not as Allowance and has thus to be allowed from 1-1-2006.

b) Consequent upon the said judgment of the Supreme Court Judgement Ministry of Defense made the MACP Scheme operational from 01.01.2006 vide its orders dated 25-7-2018 cited above.

2. Sixth CPC Recommendations on Date of implementation:

a) Reg. Pay Structure: 6 th CPC in para 6.5.2 & 6.5.4 of its report (Annexure-I) had recommended for implementation of revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay as on 1/1/2006 retrospectively

b) Reg. Allowances: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of revisedallowances to take effect prospectively.

c) Reg. Pay: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of revised pay retrospectively from 1-1-2006, as clear from the relevant Para reproduce below:

6.5.2. The Commission has devised the revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay on the basis of price index as on 1/1/2006. Consequently, the revised structure of pay bands and grade pay being recommended in this Report would need to be implemented from 1/1/2006. The Government will have to pay arrears of salary on account of fixation of pay in the revised pay bands and grade pay retrospectively with effect from 1/1/2006.

3. Ministry of Finance vide Gazette of India, Extraordinary Notification of Resolution No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008 had implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006. But it implemented MACPS and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant rules of finance ministry resolution is attached as Annexure-II.

4. Ministry of Railways also implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006 and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant part of RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008 is attached as Annexure-III

5. Railway Board implemented the revised rate of NPA effective from the date an employee drawing pay in the revised scale applicable to him in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, i.e. w.e.f. 1.1.2006, vide its letter No. PCV/2008/A/O/1(NPA) (RBE No. 122/2008) dated 22.9.2008. Relevant part of RSRP is attached as Annexure-IV

6. It is very much evident that 6th CPC recommended MACPS as part of pay structure. Subsequent resolution issued by Finance Ministry, (relevant paras of resolution implemented revised pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006. Only the allowances were implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008 while the Pay & DA were revised w.e.f. 1-1-2006.

7. MACPS is a part of pay structure. But MACPS order have been implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008, which is against the 6th CPC recommendations and Government of India’s resolution issued vide MOF Notification dated 29-8-2008.

8. A). Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016 decided on 8-12-2017(copy of relavant para of judgemnt attached as Annexure-V) had held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and will apply from 01.01.2006.

b). The Court had further ordered and held that there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure.

C). Apex Court is very clear on its Judgement that, resolution dated 30.08.2008 on implementation of 6th CPC recommendations (with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay, etc) are applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet and could not have been modified by issuing executive instructions.

D). The apex court also disposed bunch of appeals by a common Judgement since similar questions of law are involved.

9. Consquent upon the Judgement of Honb’le Suprem Court, Ministry of Defence vide letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018 (copy attached as Annexure-VI) made the MACP Scheme operational from 01.01.2006.

10. It is also pertinent to mention that rules & procedures for MACPS is being followed uniformly for all Government employees irrespective of departments / ministries, who are all covered under Central Pay Commissions.

11. It is, therefore, requested that MACPS may please be implemented from 1.1.2006 since MACPS is part of pay structure – as recommended by 6th CPC, accepted by the Government of India vide its Resolution Dated 29-8-2008 and implemented by MoD consequent upon the Judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

Thanking you in anticipation, with kind regards,

Encls: 6 Annexure

Yours faithfully,
Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA

Encls: 6 Annexure

6th CPC recommendations on Date of effect

Relevant para of Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Ministry of Finance Notification No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008

Relevant Para of Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008

Rule 4 of Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 20008, No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008

Relevant Para of Judgement of Hon. Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 Dated 8-12-2017

Copy of Ministry of Defence letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG), dated 25.07.2018

Annexure-I

6th CPC recommendations on Date of effect 6.5.2. The Commission has devised the revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay on the basis of price index as on 1/1/2006. Consequently, the revised structure of pay bands and grade pay being recommended in this Report would need to be implemented from 1/1/2006. The Government will have to pay arrears of salary on account of fixation of pay in the revised pay bands and grade pay retrospectively with effect from 1/1/2006.

6.5.4. The Commission is of the view that prospective revision of various allowances is justified as their retrospective revision will give unintended benefits and may also, in some instances, cause loss to the employees as in the case of City Compensatory Allowance. Accordingly, the Commission’s recommendations relating to allowances shall take effect prospectively. All recommendations relating to other facilities, benefits and conditions of service shall also take effect prospectively.

Annexure-II

Ministry of Finance Gazette Extraordinary, No.1/1/2008-I C dated 29.8.2008

Govt. vide resolution dated 29.8.2008 has implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006 and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008.

rule (iv) of rule 1. With regard to fixation pay in the revised pay bands, the basic pay drawn as on 1.1.2006 on the existing 5th CPC pay scales will be multiplied by a factor of 1.86 and then rounded of to next multiple of 10. This will be the pay in the revised running pay band. Grade Pay, as approved by Government,corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale, will be then added to the pay in the revised pay band. The total of pay in pay band and grade pay will be the revised basic pay as on 1.1.2006.

rule (vii) of rule 1. Three upgradation will be granted under Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme at 10, 20 and 30 years as per Modified ACP scheme recommended by the Commission. ACP scheme will also applicable to Group “A” employees.

rule 3. The revised allowances, other than dearness allowance, will be effective from 1st day of September 2008.

Annexure-III

Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008

Sub rule (2) of rule1 – They shall deemed to have come into force on the 1st January 2006.

Sub rule (1) of rule 7 – The initial pay of Railway servant who elects, or deemed to have elected under sub rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on or from 1 st January 2006, shall, unless in case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lean or would have held a lean if it had not been suspended, and in respect of pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner namely:-

(A) In the case of all employees

(i) the pay in the pay band/Pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.

Annexure-IV

Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 20008, No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008

Rule 4. The revised rates of all allowances, such as House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Special Duty Allowance, Island Special Duty Allowance, Hard Duty Allowance etc will be paid prospectively w.e.f.1.9.2008. Accordingly no arrears will be paid in respect of these allowances. However, Dearness Allowances and non-practicing allowance for medical doctors at rates notified separately, will be payable w.e.f.1.1.2006 or from the date of option.

Annexure-V

(The Apex Court find no merit in bunch of appeals (25 appeals along with civil appeal no. 3744) made on behalf of Union of India and disposed all pending applications in favour of extending the benefit of MACPS w.e.f. 01.01.2006.)

Excerpts from the Judgment of the Apex Court

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL DIARY NO. 3744 OF 2016

Union of India and Ors. .… Appellant(s)

Vs.

Balbir Singh Turn & Anr. ….Respondent(s)

Para 2. This bunch of appeals is being disposed of by a common judgment since similar questions of law are involved.

Para 5. …. The AFT vide the impugned order dated 21.05.2014 held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and, therefore, in terms of Clause (i) of the Government Resolution the MACP was payable w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

Para 6. The question that arises for decision is whether the benefit of MACP is applicable from 01.01.2006 or from 01.09.2008.

Para 7. The answer to this question will lie in the interpretation given to the Government Resolution, relevant portion of which has been quoted hereinabove. A bare perusal of Clause(i) of the Resolution clearly indicates that the Central Government decided to implement the revised pay structure of pay bands and grade pay, as well as pension with effect from 01.01.2006.The second part of the Clause lays down that all allowances except the Dearness Allowance/relief will be effective from 01.09.2008. The AFT held, and in our opinion rightly so, that the benefit of MACP is part of the pay structure and will affect the grade pay of the employees and, therefore, it cannot be said that it is a part of allowances. The benefit of MACP if given to the respondents would affect their pension also.

Para 10. As already held by us above, there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure. It affects the pay of the employee and he gets a higher grade pay even though it may be in the same pay band. ….

Para 11. …… There may be some gainers and some losers but the intention of the Government was clear that this Scheme which is part of the pay structure would apply from 01.01.2006. We may also point out that the Resolution dated 30.08.2008 whereby the recommendation of the Pay Commission has been accepted with modifications and recommendations with regard to pay structure, pay scales, grade pay etc. have been made applicable from 01.01.2006. This is a decision of the Cabinet. This decision could not have been modified by issuing executive instruction. The letter dated 30.05.2011 flies in the face of the Cabinet decision reflected in the Resolution dated 30.08.2008. Thus, administrative instruction dated 30.05.2011 is totally ultra vires the Resolution of the Government.

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Drive against absentee workmen in Railways

Railways to Identify Employees on Unauthorised Absence

Ministry of Railways
Drive against absentee workmen in Railways

In November, 2017, a drive was launched by the Railways to identify employees on unauthorised absence in various Zonal Railways and Production Units. The details of number of absentees are given below:-

Zonal Railway/Production Unit No of Absentees
Central 1375
East Coast 683
East Central 1792
Eastern 1214
North Central 844
North Eastern 358
Northern 1301
North Western 360
South Central 650
South East Central 274
South Eastern 829
Southern 1476
South Western 216
West Central 550
Western 1414
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works 34
Diesel Locomotive Works 6
Diesel Loco Modernisation Works 6
Integral Coach Factory 115
Rail Coach Factory 19
Rail Wheel Factory 5
Total 13521

Appropriate action under Disciplinary and Appeal Rules has been initiated against such absentees.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Railway Order – Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Incentive-Scheme-Railway-Employees

GOVERNMENT Of INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2018/Transf.Cell/MR Dash Board/Motivation

Dated:09.07.2018

The General Manager,All Indian Railways/PUs,NF(con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow,DG/NFIR/Vadodara
CAOs,DMW/Patiala,WPO/Patna,COFMOW/NDLS,RWP/Bela,CAO/IROAF

Sub: Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Ref: (i) This office letter of even No.dated 27.12.2017
(ii) Presentation made to the Board on 06.03.2018
(iii) This office letter of even No. dated 23.03.2018

Pursuant to the presentation made by the GM/NWR to full Board on 06.03.2018, recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Board (ME,MT,MS,FC,CRB) Following key recommendations have been approved by CRB.

1.  At the time of exercising option for fixation of pay the employee shall be provided with two options for calculation of pay so that he is able to pick up the best. As the employee would be exercising the option in a more informed manner, a wider window be provided to them, if they seek to change the option, and Master Circular for the pay fixation should be suitably amended.

2. Zonal Railways can consider providing accommodation (not leased) strictly for family of field level staff at a nodal station generally within 50-100 kms of the way side station where he or she is posted. The Zonal Railway may chose the nodal station on their own where they want to operate this scheme as per feasibility and allot vacant quarters at the nodal stations on the first come fist serve basis. If required some of the way side station quarters can be converted into transit camp or dormitories at the discretions of Zonal Railways. This would alleviate a major concern of out field staff who face problems on this account. GM’s may take necessary action based on the above.

3. It would be better to provide resting facility with toilets at manned level crossings for use by the trackmen and other field staff. This facility can be a temporary structure made up of porta cabins and be provided within the sanctioned budget of the Zonal Railways.

4. All other items which are apparently of general nature may be taken up as a pilot project by GM/NWR for which he is being fully authorized. The result of the pilot project be sent to Board for further action.

Concerned Directorates will issue necessary detailed instructions in respect of items at 1,2 & 3 above in particular and other items listed in the Annexure wherever necessary.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell.

(A.K.Chandra)
Executive Director
Transformation

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Mutual transfer of Staff in Level-1 (G.P. Rs 1800/-) belonging to two different Cadres/Departments

Mutual transfer of Staff in Level-1 (G.P. Rs 1800/-) belonging to two different Cadres/Departments.

Railway-Mutual-Transfer

NFIR

RBE No. 99/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/19

New Delhi, dated 06.07.2018

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

Sub: Mutual transfer of Staff in Level-1 (G.P. Rs 1800/-) belonging to two different Cadres/Departments.

Instructions contained in Para 310 of IREM Vol.l (Revised Edition-2009), provide that a non-gazetted railway employee is allowed to go on transfer from one cadre of a Division/Office/Railway on mutual exchange basis with another non-gazetted employee belonging to the corresponding cadre of another Division/Office/Railway Further vide Board’s letter No, E(NG)/-2015/TR/15 dated 02.03.2016, General Managers of Zonal Railways were advised under Para 124 of IREC Vol.I to decide whether the cadres the two employees seeking mutual transfer are corresponding to each other.

2. Both the Federations, AIRF and NFIR have requested for permitting all employees in Level-1 (G.P. Rs 1800/-) to go on mutual transfer without insisting on “corresponding cadre.” The matter has been reviewed. It has been decided that in relaxation of the above provisions,  and an erstwhile  Group “D” employee working in (G.P Rs.1800/-) belonging to any Department/Cadre of a Division/Office/Railway/PU/Unit without applicability of the term “corresponding cadre”. This dispensation is, however, subject to the fulfilment of the prescribed Medical Standard. The staff so transferred should invariably be imparted requisite training in the new Unit wherever considered essential before putting him/her on a working post. This training period will be counted as duty. These instructions are intended only for effecting transfer on mutual exchange basis in Level-I posts and not for any other kind of transfer.

3. The existing provisions in respect of all other non-gazetted railway employees working in Level-2 and above shall remain unaltered.

4. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.l, (Revised Edition-2009) is ammended as per ACS No. 250 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

DA: As above

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

Source: NFIR

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Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission

Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission: Railway Board’s clarification

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/LMB-II/2/26

New Delhi, dated: 21/05/2018

General Manager
South Eastern Railway
Kolkata

Sub: Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised pay scale recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Ref: SER’s letter No. L/Housing Policy/Improvement/225 dated 16.05.2018

This is in reference to SER’s letter quoted above.

It is advised that the level of pay scale recommended by the 7th CPC are corresponding to grade pay, as such the instruction issued vide Board’s letter under reference still holds good. It is further advised that there has been no change in the entitlement of the railway employees for Railway accommodation. Eligibility of entitlement and eligibility to register for the waiting list of a particular type of quarter are two different issues, should be dealt with separately.

(Chander Shekhar)
Joint Director/Land & Amenities
Railway Board.

Source: secr.indianrailways.gov.in

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Suitability Test

Compassionate grounds

RBE 81/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 81/2018

No. E(NG)II/20 li/RC-1/GenI/f New Delhi, dated 07 .06.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds- Suitability Test- regarding .

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)II/84/RC-1/174 dated 25.06.1985, No. E(NG)ll/88/RC-1/1/Policy dated 02.11.1989 read with para 2(i) of letter No. E(NG)Il/88/RC- 111/Policy dated 16.05.1991, stipulating inter-alia, that suitability of a person to be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds should be assessed by an appropriate suitability test, keeping the compassion in view. Board’s letter dated 25.06.1985 has laid down that such appointment be considered as per the educational qualification possessed by the candidate.

2. As regards number of chances, this Ministry’s letter dated 28.04.1999 (RBE No. 84/1999), 21.09.2001(RBE No. 192/2001) and dated 02.03.2012 ( RBE No. 28/2012), specify the number of chances to be given to a candidate (wards as well as widow/wife), for appearing in the suitability test for appointment on compassionate grounds to Non-Gazetted posts on the Railways. Accordingly, at present, there are three (03) and four (04) chances available for wards and widow/wife respectively. 3. It has come to the notice that not only the procedure adopted for conducting suitability test and additional chances to be given to candidates for appointment on compassionate grounds by the Zonal Railways vary from the instructions issued at paras I and 2 above, but the directives/intent of stipulation made in the instruction ibid are also not being followed in true spirit.

4. Accordingly, the matter has been looked into. It has now been decided by the Board that in compliance of letters mentioned at para 2 above, maximum of three such chances to the wards and four chances may be given to widow/wife commensurate with their educational qualification to the post and suitability may be adjudged accordingly. Second chance should be given as a rule and uniformally followed.

5. It is also reiterated that 2nd chance to wards and widow should be given with the approval of competent authority (DRMs/HODs/CWMs as the case may be). However, 3rd chance to ward/widow/wife and 41h chance to widow/wife will require personal approval of the General Manager.

6. In case a request has been received from the candidate for appointment on other Railway, his/her case may be transferred eylongwith all relevant papers to that Railway. Assessment of suitability may be done by the Railway where the candidate is to be appointed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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