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

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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.

Source: airfindia.org

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Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2017/Trans/01/Policy

New Delhi,dated: 31-05-2018

Managing director
CRIS
New Delhi

Sub: Online allotment of Railway: Officers Rest Houses, Holiday Homes, Community centers/Halls

A Director’s committee was constituted by the Board on the above subject. Keeping in view the recommendations of the committee, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following the implementation on IR:

1.0 CRIS will develop an online booking system with automated allotment facility for a specified percentage of rooms for the following categories:-

(i) Staff/Supervisors rest rooms
(ii) Holiday Homes (Officers/Staff)
(iii) Community Centers/Halls
(iv) Officers Rest House

2.0 The automated online allotment system may inter alia consider the following.

2.1 Master Data at the backend

2.1.1 Personal information of the staff/officers : Name, Designation, Grade Pay, Grade, Mobile number/CUG, E-mail Id etc. be linked to IPAS by CRIS. This will generate a password and username. Ideally AADHAR Number may be used. For retired Employees ARPAN may be used and for employees on deputation, the lien Railway may be asked to verify and generate username and password.

The software to be developed by CRIS may have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the users.

2.1.2 Rest house detail and its inventory : Location of rest house (Zone, Division, state, District or place, Address) type of facility (ORH,Staff/Supervisor rest house, Holiday Home, Community Hall) type of rooms (Double Bed, Multiple Beds, Dormitory, Suite with AC or Non AC Classification), location on Google map with photographs may be provided.

The Software to be developed by CRIS should have the provision for feeding and storage of above details, to be fed by the Railways.

2.1.3 Structure of ‘Admin’ for the allotment and monitoring : There will be a Super Admin at Board level and ‘Admin’ at Divisional level for allotment, operation and monitoring DRM office will have control on allotment for rest houses in open line, CAO/C office for rest house in construction Organization and GM office for production units.

3.0 Policy/Procedural issues

3.1 Advance Booking Period: At present there is no uniform policy in practice across IR. Advance Booking period of one month for Rest House facilities and two months for Holiday Home and Community Halls may be provided for in the software by CRIS.

3.2 There shall be an Automatic allotment (Software generated) of rooms/beds upto 70% of the total numbers, truncated to lower integer. For example in case rooms are 7, then 70% would be 4.9, this would be truncated to 4 for automatic and 3 for manual allotment called emergency allotment. Rooms against emergency allotment are to be allotted only after rooms against automatic allotment are booked.

3.3 Online payment facility and uniform room rent policy : Following room rents have been approved for uniform implementation across IR, depending upon the city and type of the room. The payment for the rest house shall be made online for all rooms with automatic allotment. The manual facility may also be continued for some time. For 70% auto allotment, advance online payment may be made compulsory. Payment Gateway may be provided by CRIS for this purpose.

The Room rents per day for officer Rent Houses/Holiday Homes are as under:-

Category of Stations / Cites ON DUTY ON Private Account For Guests
AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room AC Room Non AC Room
A Nil Nil 300 240 930 400
B Nil Nil 200 160 600 240
C Nil Nil 100 80 480 160

* Dormitory on private account – Rs.50/Bed

3.4 Online check-in and Check-out facility : This will improve the rest house availability as room will be instantaneously available after checkout. check in and checkout may be done by the official himself or the supervisor/Caretaker of the facility.

3.5 Multiple ORH at big place : Many facilities are available at big cities and booked by different agencies like GM office, DRM office, and construction organization etc. also one rest house is booked by multiple agencies like Rail Nivas, New Delhi. In partial modification of the existing instructions, it has been decided that the DRM office of the station will be single point office, for allotment of all facilities except construction ORH, which will have the ‘Admin’ in construction organization.
In case of more than one DRM office at one place like Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata Nagpur each one will control it in specific divisional area, this will be clearly indicated on the website.

3.6 Maximum rooms to be allotted : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.7 Maximum duration for allotment : Not more than five days in lean season and three days in peak season will be the duration of the allotment.

3.8 Prevention of Multiple Bookings: In case of multiple rest houses in a city, the system shall be able to allot the rooms as per the maximum allotment permissible at the station among all the facilities of the city.

3.9 Cancellation and Modification: Officials will be allowed to modify the request and also to cancel the request. The online amount paid for booking will not be refunded for the facilities except Community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the facilities except community centers/halls. The system will also have waiting list and in case of cancellation, the allotment will be as per the waiting list.

An official may be allowed to cancel the booking of holiday homes only three times in a year After this a no consideration period of six months for auto allotment of that facility may be imposed on the official. But the official may be permitted to get booking done on manual allotment basis.

In case of administrative requirement, ‘Admin’ may cancel the booking. In Case of special occasion like marriage, special booking through ‘Admin’ may be made.

3.10 Feedback and Rating:

Feedback as a one click system (star rating0 at the time of checking out, may be made. It will also have provision for remarks, visible to all users.

4.0 CRIS may consider the above and develop the application software and put it on trial for two months for obtaining feed back and making corrective action if any in consultation with Transformation cell.

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

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.

(T.K.Pandey)
Executive Director, Transformation

Source: irtsa

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Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2017-E(SCT)I/22/5

Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 23-05-2018

General Managers (P)
All Inidan Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.

Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave (SCL) to office bearers of the AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting.

Ref: (1) Board’s Letter No.80E(SCT)/15/1(Pt.II) dated 21.09.1982
(2) Board’s Letter No.96-E(SCT)I/71/5 dated 28.08.1997

In terms of Board’s letter 21.09.1982 and 28.08.1997, the facility of Special Casual Leave and Special Passes were granted to the office bearers of All India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association (AISCSTREA) and all India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association (AIOBCREF/A) as and when they are required to attend the Informal meetings at the zonal Railways /Railway Board’s level.

2. However, one of the railway has sought clarification on special Casual Leave to be granted to office bearers of the recognized welfare associations viz. AISCSTREA and AIOBCREF/A for attending the Informal Meeting called for by the Railway Board/Zonal or divisional railway administration.

3. The matter has been examined and it has now been decided that 2 days special casual leave should be granted )one day for informal meeting and one day prior for their internal meeting) plus the journey time to the office bearers of all India scheduled castes and scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association and All India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association for attending the Informal Meeting as and when called for by the Administration at Railway Board/Zonal/Divisional level.

This has the approval of Competent Authority.

S/d,
(U.V.Mehta)
Jt.Director Estt. (Res.)

Source: NFIR

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Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

NFIR: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations

House Building Advance Rules 2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission

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

PC-VII No.:102/2018
RBE No.63/2018

New Delhi, Dated 27-04-2018

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

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per Standard List)

Subject: Small Family Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations.

A copy of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-III section)’s OM No.I.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 31.01.2018 pertaining to small family norms in HBA rules-2017 is sent herewith for applying mutatis-mutandis to Railway Employees. As per the said OM, interest rebate avaliable to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017. Ministry of finance’s OM dated 07.07.2017 cited in the aforesaid MoH&UA’s OM dated 31.01.2018 has already been circulated by pay commission directorate vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/2017/A/FPA/1 dated 28.07.2017 (RBE No.77/2017)

Encl: as above

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

I-17011/11(4)/2016-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Housing -III Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 31.01.2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Small Familly Norms in House Building Advance Rules-2017 as per the recommendations of 7th CPC- reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to Ministry of Finance’s OM No.12(4)/2016-EIII.A dated 7th July 2017 on the above mentioned subject and to say that interest rebate available to HBA beneficiaries for promoting small family norms shall cease to exist with effect from 01.07.2017

S/d,
(shallendra Vikram singh)
Director (IFD)
Tel: 011-23062798

Source: NFIR

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Railway: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications

Railway – Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.PC-VI/2015/IC/1

New Delhi, Dated: 27-04-2018

The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railwways/Production Units

[NCR, EGR, SCR, NFR, WCR, SER, WR, NWR, NER, ER, CR, SECR, SWR, SR, ECR, NR, RCF, DLW, CLW, DMW, RWF, ICF, RDSO, METRO RL4]

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 01-01-2006 and the date of notification of RS(RP)Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay clarifications.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 dated 08-04-2016(RBE No.33/2016)Circulating Ministry of Finance’s O.M.No.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015

Attention is invited to Board’s letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE No.33/2016) by which instructions contained in M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015 have been applied mutatis mutandis on Indian Railways. In the M/o Finance’s OM dated 16-10-2015, the cut-off date for applicability of instructions contained has been mentioned as 29-08-2008 at one place and 29-09-2008 at another place of para 5 of the said OM. This seems to have caused confusion in some Railway/Units and some requests for clarifications have been made to Board’s office on the issue.

2. The date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules,2008 was 29-08-2008 and therefore, as per M/O Finance OM dated 16-10-2015, the pay fixation benefit was available in cases of promotion occurring between 01-01-2006 till 29-08-2008 where feeder and promotional grades were subsequently merged in 6th CPC. The date 29-09-2008 mentioned in para 5 of M/o Finance’s OM NO.F-2-1/2015-E.III(A) dated 16-10-2015 is therefore evidently a typographical error which should logically be read as 29-08-2008. In any case, the cut -off date for applicability of provisions contained in letter dated 08-04-2016 (RBE NO.33/2016) in context of Railway employees is 04-09-2008 (i.e dated of notification of RS(RP)Rules,2008) as has already been explicitly clarified by Ministry Of Finance vide their OM No.530744/E III-A/2017 dated 20-11-2017 to this office. It was based on this clarification that Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2015/IC/1 (RBE No.196/2017) was issued on 29-12-2017.

S/d,

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

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting Staff

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting Staff

Risk-Hardship-Allowance-Fire-Fighting-Staff

No.II-27012/59/2017-PF-I(CF No.3410146)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Police-II Division
(PF-I Desk)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated, the 2nd January, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission regarding grant of Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-Fighting Staff

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission by the Government, vide Ministry of Finance’s Resolution No.11-1/2016-IC dated 6th July, 2017, the President is pleased to sanction Risk and Hardship Allowance for Fire-fighting staff of CISF, at the following rates:-

Level in Pay Matrix Cell Name Rate per month (Rs.)
Level 9 and above R2H3 3,400
Level 8 and below R2H3 2,700

2. The above rates shall increase by 25 percent whenever the Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50 percent.

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

4. This issues as per Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) Resolution dated 6th July 2017, as vetted by the Integrated Finance Division of this Ministry, vide Dy No.3410146/Fin.II/17 dated 2.1.2018.

sd/-
(Joginder Prasad)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source: www.cisf.gov.in

 

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Leave travel concession (LTC) for railway employees & CCS (LTC) rules

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION (LTC) FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYEES & CCS (LTC) RULES – A BRIEF

Compiled by K.V.Ramesh Sr.JGS/IRTSA

1. Railway employees are allowed to avail LTC as per DoPT OM dated 27th March 2018

2. Railway employees continue to be governed fully by the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules.

3. “All India LTC” once in a block of four years.

4. “All India LTC” will be purely optional for the railway employees.

5. After availing “All India LTC” in a year, it will not be mandatory for the railway employee to opt for “All India LTC” in the next or subsequent block years.

6. No “Home Town LTC” will be admissible.

7. Railway employees will surrender the Privilege Passes admissible to them in the calendar year in which they intend to avail the LTC facility.

8. They would continue to be eligible for Privilege Ticket Orders and other kinds of passes viz., Duty Pass, School Pass, Special Passes on Medical grounds, etc., as admissible under the Pass rules.

9. If both spouses are Railway employees then both will surrender privilege passes.

10. Beneficiaries will be members of family, dependents, etc as per conditions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) rules will be applicable for availing “All India LTC”.

Brief on orders issued by DoPT/MOF on LTC :

11. Family for the purpose of LTC – Government employee, spouse, two unmarried dependent children, divorced/widowed daughter, dependent parents residing with employee, dependent unmarried minor brother & sister and dependent divorced/widowed sister residing with employee.

12. Government servant and each member of his family may visit different places of their choice during the block of four years.

13. Employee should have completed one year continuous service on the date of journey.

14. Travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC. ie Only AC 2 tier by train for pay level 6 to level 8.

15. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

16. LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

17. For places not connected by any Government means of transport, reimbursement shall be allowed as per entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification.

18. Employees not entitled to travel by air may travel by any airline. However, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train, transport or actual expense, whichever is less,”

19. Reimbursement under LTC scheme does not cover incidental expenses and expenditure incurred on local journeys.

20. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

21. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a nonentitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

22. Catering charges charged by the Indian Railways included in the rail fare for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement/eligibility.

23. For children aged between 5 yrs and under 12 yrs, the actual rail fare shall be reimbursed for LTC, as per the choice of rail tickets (half or full) purchased by the Government servant.

24. The time-limit for drawal of LTC advance is 125 days in case of journey by train. It will be mandatory for the Government servant to produce the outward journey tickets to the Competent Authority within ten days of drawal of advance.

25. Travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2016 subject to the following conditions:

(a) Travel by air to continue to be performed by Air India in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.

(b) For journey by air to Jammu & Kashmir, travel by any airline is allowed, @ fare less than or equal to LTC-80 fare of Air India.

(c) Air tickets can be purchased either directly from the airlines (booking counters/website) or through authorized agents only viz., ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd.’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels and Tours Ltd.’ and ‘IRCTC’.

(d) Gazetted officers can use the air travel form their place of work.

(e) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

i) Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER,

ii) Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair and

iii) Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

(f) Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

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Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)

NFIR

No.II/-A/Part 20

Dated: 25/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Training period of wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassioate grounds as Technician Gr. III in (erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Level-2 of 7th CP)-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.II/1-A/Part 20 dated 31/01/2018.

Federation vide its letter dated 31/01/2018 brought to the notice of the Railway Board, the grievance of Apprentice Technicians who happened to be the wards of deceased/medically decategorised Railway employees appointed on compassionate grounds (non-ITI/non-Act Apprenticeship Training) who are being subjected to three years training for appointment to the post of Technician Grade III in erstwhile GP 1900/Pay Leave-2. A period of about three months has passed, unfortunately, there has been no communication to the Federation on action taken on the subject matter.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 31/01/2018, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to consider the justified points raised for reduction of training period of three years in the case of non-ITI/non-Act Apprentice wards/widows of Railway employees appointed on compassionate ground to a reasonable period.

Action taken on Federation’s proposal may please be communicated to the Federation soon.

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

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6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

6th CPC- Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.58/2018

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

S.No. PC-VI/385

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

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

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

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

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01 01.2018.

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

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

S/d,

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 58/2018

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

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Delhi,
Dated:28.03.2018

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

 

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

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

3. Please acknowledge receipt

4. Hindi version will follow.

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

 Source: NFIR

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Promotional Avenue of ESMs in S&T Department

Promotional Avenue of ESMs in S&T Department

RBE No. 48/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

New Delhi, dated March 26th March, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: AIRF

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

NFIR

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

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

Dated: 05/04/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

Ref:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

LTC-railway-employees-government-servants

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

North Block New Delhi
Dated March 27, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Hindi version will follow.

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

Source: AIRF

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

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

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

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

New Delhi, dated 13/02/2018

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

Dear Sir,

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

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

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

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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