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Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award

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Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2018/PS5-1/7

New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways & PUs.

Sub: Issue of First Class ‘A’ Special Duty Cheque Pass to Railway Servants called for special felicitation/reward/award.

The matter of felicitating Railway Servants. for their rare and exemplary specific works such as preventing an accident, display of extreme honesty, etc (other than routine works) has been under consideration of the Board. In recognition of their contribution and to encourage other railway servants to emulate, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that whenever a railway servant is called for special felicitation/reward/award specifically by Railway Board Members and above for exemplary acts of devotion to work, display of valor, conduct, etc (other than routine work) a First Class ‘A’ “Special Duty Cheque Pass” in. favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse valid for travel in l-AC Class of all trains may be issued from the place of-posting to the place of special felicitation/reward/award & , back, irrespective of the railway servant’s duty pass entitlement.

2. Accordingly, the Pass Issuing Authority of the railway servant is directed to issue First Class ‘A’ “Special Duty Cheque Pass” in favour of Railway Servant alongwith spouse with the endorsement for travel in 1-AC Class of all trains including Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Express trains. Such . Pass shall be valid for 15 days from the date of issue.

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

(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Dir. Estt.(Welfare)-I
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Scheme of optional All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP)

Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP).

RBE No. 130/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2017/PS5-1/3

New Delhi, dated 10.09.2018

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

Sub: Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP).

Ref: Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T)’s OM No.31011/15/2017- Estt.A-IV dated 27.03.2018.

Pursuant to recommendations of Seventh CPC, DoP&T have communicated Government’s decision, vide their OM referred above, to allow the Railway employees to avail AILTC facility in accordance with the ‘Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988′ i.e. CCS (LTC) Rules.

2. Accordingly, in exercise of powers conferred vide Rule 1(3)(iii) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993), the Competent Authority in the Ministry of Railways has accorded approval to exclude such railway servants and other eligible persons (i.e. eligible for PP) from the facility of Privilege Passes in that particular calendar year in which they opt for AILTC facility. Applicants may avail AILTC facility subject to conditions stipulated in para 2 of the referred OM dated 27.03.2018 (copy enclosed as Annexure-I). This facility is further subject to procedural guidelines/conditions stipulated hereunder.

3. These orders shall be applicable to (i) Railway Servants entitled to PPs; (ii) Other government department’s officials serving in railways on deputation and entitled to PPs; (iii) Other officials serving in railways and entitled to PPs; and (iv) Officials of Audit Department (Railway) entitled to PPs. The Competent Authorities concerned shall modify terms and condition of such officials as required and necessary. These orders would not be applicable to those who are undergoing minor penalty of stoppage of even a single PP at the time of application for availing AILTC.

4. Those officials, who opt for AILTC facility, would be issued a “Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate” (PPSC) i.e. a pre-requisite for availing AILTC facility. The “Pass Issuing Authority” (PIA) shall issue the PPSC as per format at Annexure-II, duly following the procedure stipulated as under:-

(i) Applicant employee will submit an application (format at Annexure-III) to the concerned PIA for issue of a PPSC.

(ii) Thereafter, the PIA will first check the “Privilege Pass Account” (PPA) of the ‘ applicant to verify whether the applicant has already availed any PP or not in that particular calendar year.

(iii) If applicant has already availed a PP in that particular calendar year, then the application for issue of PPSC would be rejected and the applicant should be intimated accordingly, as per format at Annexure-IV.

(iv) If applicant has not availed any PP in that particular calendar year, the PIA concerned will disallow operation of PPA by blocking it with an entry (PPSC issued on date …./…/…… /) in PPA so that the applicant is barred from drawing any PP, even inadvertently, during that particular calendar year in which AILTC facility has been opted.

(v) If both husband and wife are entitled to PPs, both have to surrender their respective entitled PPs that are admissible to them in the calendar year in which either of them opt for AILTC facility. In this scenario, PIA will issue a single composite PPSC duly completing Part-II of the PPSC. The following procedure will be followed, additionally, in such cases:-

(a) If PPAs of both the spouses are maintained by same PIA at the time of applying for AILTC facility, then the composite PPSC will be issued by the PIA after receipt of a joint application from both of them.

(b) If PIAs of both the spouses are different (due to any reason or on account of their working in separate Railways/Divisions/Units, etc.), the PPSC shall be issued by the PIA concerned of the applicant only after receipt of a “Confirmation Note in lieu of PPSC”(CN) to be issued (by other PIA as per format in Annexure-V) in favour of spouse of the main applicant. The spouse will apply for CN as per format at Annexure-VI.

(vi) In case of a deputationist (i.e. Railway servant serving on deputation etc in any other organization) and eligible for PPs as per statutory rules, the PIA concerned will issue PPSC as per aforementioned procedure.

(vii) The PIA will issue PPSC/CN or intimate about rejection/non-acceptance of the request, as the case may be, within ten working days of receipt of application.

(viii) After issue of PPSC/CN, request for its cancellation and re-opening of PPA will not be entertained on any ground, even if AILTC facility could not be availed due to whatsoever reason i.e. whether administrative or personal reasons.

(ix) The role of PIAs will cease once “PPSC” is issued to the applicant. Matters such as advance/reimbursement/travel entitlements during availing of AILTC shall be dealt by other respective Sections of Personnel/Accounts Department handling Travelling Allowance claims, taking into account PPSC as a basic document alongwith other documents stipulated in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

(x) A duplicate PPSC/CN can only be issued under special circumstances by the PIA concerned after taking approval of the Principal CPO.

5. The Railways should administer the AILTC facility strictly in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules-1988, as modified from time to time, without any deviation. It may be noted that ‘Home Town LTC/Home Town converted LTC” shall not be admissible to railway servants and the definitions of beneficiaries for LTC (e.g. members of family, dependents), dependency criteria, etc are different from that of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986. A copy of DoP&T’s letter No.31011/7/2013-Estt.(A)-IV dated 26.09.2014, containing clarifications and illustrations on administering LTC entitlements of “Fresh Recruits” is enclosed as Annexure-VII. Accordingly, the AILTC facility shall be regulated fully by the conditions and definitions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

6. Regarding travel entitlements for availing of AILTC facility, copies of following OMs, as applicable on date, are enclosed:-

Issued by Details Annexure No.
Ministry Of Finance OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 Annexure – VIII
DoP&T OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.19.09.2017 Annexure-IX
DoP&T OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.18.01.2018 Annexure-X

It may be noted that DoP&T have stipulated vide their OM dated 19.09.2017 that (i) the travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide MoF’s OM dated 13.07.2017, excepting the air travel entitlement for the employees in Level 6 to 8 of the Pay Matrix (para 3) and (ii) the other conditions that would govern the LTC facility (para 4). Hence, the same entitlement prevailing in civil side (i.e. not as per railway entitlement) will be applicable for availing  AILTC facility.

7. To summarize, the position, as contained in above OMs, with certain modifications, is briefly brought out in the table below:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel/LTC entitlement for AILTC
Level 1 to 5 Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt- A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 6 to 8 Air travel entitlement stipulated in Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 is not admissible for LTC. However, all other entitlements shall be as per aforementioned MoF’ OM dated 13.07.2017 and subject to other conditions stipulated in aforementioned DoP&T’s OM dated 19.09.2017.
Level 9 to 13 and NFSAG officers Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. officers 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt- A-TV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 14 & above (excluding NFSAG Officers) Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 and also as clarified vide DoP&T’s OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 18.01.2018.

8. The Zonal Railways and PUs are advised to get themselves familiarized with the extant CCS (LTC) Rules as well as clarifications available in the official website of DoP&T (i.e. presently (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ccs-ltc-rules and (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ notifications/oms-and-orders/ © Establishment o LTC Rules). It may also be noted that OMs/Notifications related to CCS (LTC) Rules issued and uploaded from time to time by DoP&T in their official website will come into force with immediate effect for regulation of AILTC facility as being extended by this order. Hence, these orders/instructions will not be circulated separately by the Ministry of Railways. Accordingly, the Railways and PUs should regularly visit the official website of DoP&T and download the latest instructions from time to time for settling claims of LTC etc and for compliance.

9. However, if any clarification in respect of TA Rules notified by Ministry of Finance is required, the same may be addressed to the Nodal Dte. in Board’s office viz. Finance Establishment Dte. for further examination and issue of appropriate clarification/reply.

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

11. Hindi version will follow.

(V. Muralidharan)

Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I

Railway Board

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Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

Transfer of Non-gazetted staff – Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

RBE.No: 120/2018

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/12

New Delhi, dated 24.08.2018

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

Sub: Transfer of Non-gazetted staff from one Department to another Department- Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

In terms of the provisions contained in Para 231 of IREC Vol.l (Fifth Edition-1985), Divisional Railway Managers may transfer erstwhile group “D” employees Grade Pay 1800/- Level 1 (Peons, Gangmen, Khalasi, unskilled and semiskilled, etc.) from one department to another or from one Division to another.

2. The need to delegate the powers to change of department in the case of Group “C” Railway Servants has also been experienced. In the light of the above, Board have reviewed the matter and have decided to delegate the powers to Divisional Railway Managers further · so that henceforth it shall be within the competence of Divisional Railway Managers to transfer all non-gazetted Railway employees for divisional controlled cadres from one Department to another Department subject to conditions given in Board’s letter No. E(NG)l-2006/TR/18 dated 25.09.2007, being strictly followed.

3. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.l, (Fifth Edition-1985) is amended as per ACS No. 133 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

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Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule (vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition – 1993)

Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule (vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition – 1993)

NFIR

Government of India
Ministry of Railway
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2018/PS5-2111

General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi – 110055.

Dated 07.08.2018

Sub:- Request for issue of clarification in respect of Rule vii) of Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition- 1993).

Ref :- (i) NFIR’s letter No.1/15/Part-111 dated 30.07.2018.
(ii) Board’s letter of even number dated 26.03.2018.
(iii) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.03.2018.

Dear Sir,

With reference to your above cited letter on the subject issue, it is stated that in response to your earlier references dated 13.10.2017 & 16.05.2017, instructions already stand issued vide Board’s letter under Ref.(ii), interalia, stating that Rules 3(vii)(a), 3(vii)(b), 3(vii)(c) are independent provisions which is explicit by the use of the word “or” between them. A copy of the same also stands provided to you vide Board’s letter under Ref.(iii) (copy enclosed).

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder – Railway Board’s clarification

Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder: Clarification requested

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR

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

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (lTF)
No.I/15/Part III

Dated: 30/07/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of Pass Rules and grant of travel facility on privilege pass as per the choice of pass holder – Railway Board’s clarification-requested.

NFIR invites attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Advance Correction Slip No. 32 to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) where in Rule 3 (vi) which are as under :-

“Privilege pass shall be issued for journey from the starting station to the destination station as desired by the Railway servant, via shortest route, provided that a longer route may be permitted on the Privilege Pass in the following circumstances:-

a) Two alternative routes are available for a destination, for example – Bombay to Calcutta via Nagpur or via Allahabad and Bombay to Delhi by the Central Railway or by the Western Railway – such pass may be permitted by either route irrespective of the distance involved;

or

b) If the distance to destination via a longer route preferred by the Railway servant does not exceed by fifteen percent of the distance via the direct route such pass may be issued even if a double journey over a small portion is involved (for example – ex Chittaranjan to Kancharapara via Howrah or ex-Lucknow to a station on the Southern/ South Central Railway via Bombay VT), provided the distance does not exceed the distance via the shortest route by more than 15% to take advantage of terminal facilities as in Bombay VT – Kalyan or Madras – Arakkonam sections;

or

c) If the longer route to destination is quicker than the direct route irrespective of distance involved.”

Federation has received staff representations (also retired staff) that when entitlement and choice is available between (a), (b) & (c) as per ACS No.32, the authorities have been reluctant in issuing the privilege/complimentary passes by wrongly interpreting to the effect that clauses 3(vi) (b) and (c) are independent provisions as they have been separated by the word ‘or’ between them, thereby, the provision in Rule 3(vi) (a) is also independent.

Federation contends that the interpretation as above is not correct in view of the fact that the three provisions are meant to allow staff to avail either 3(vi) (a) or (b) or (c) as per their convenience. The incorrect interpretation by the Railway authorities has resulted deprival of right to employee to take journey on his privilege pass, Similarly, the retired staff are also denied, the privilege of travel as per their choice route on their post retirement complimentary passes.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable clarification to the Zonal Railways etc., to enable the staff to avail privilege/complimentary passes and take journey as per their choice in terms of provisions contained in ACS No.32. copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

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

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

7th CPC House Building Advance

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

PC-VII No : 108/2018
RBE No. 101/2018

New Delhi, Dated: 13.07.2018

No. F(E)Spi./2008/ADV.J/6 (7th CPC)

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

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 rules relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing-III Section) vide their OM No.I.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. Further clarifications were issued vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 28.03.2018 and 27.04.2018.

3. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 29.06.2018 have now issued instructions regarding applicability of rules contained in their OM dated 09.11.2017 with effect from 01.01.2016 and enhancement of House Building Advance (HBA) in those cases which were sanctioned on or after 01.01.2016 but before 09.11.2017 and these are subject to conditions mentioned in their letter of 29.06.2018. A copy of the same is sent herewith, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

Encl.: As above
No. F(E)Spi./2008/ADV.J/6 (7th CPC)
New Delhi, Dated: 13.07.2018

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Railway Servants DA rules, 1968 following of proper procedure – Rule 14(ii)

Railway Servants DA rules, 1968 following of proper procedure – Rule 14(ii)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAYS BOARD

Dated: 22-09-2017

No.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21

The General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaysmen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi-110 055

 

Sub: Rule 14(ii) of Railway Servants (D&A) rules, 1968 following of proper procedure regarding.

I am directed to refer to the Federation’s letter No.II/5/Part III dated 06.09.2017 on the above subject and to state that instructions regarding Rule 14(ii) of RS(D&A) Rules,1968 have been issued vide letter no.E(D&A)/2017/RG6-21 dated 18.09.2017, a copy of which is enclosed herewith for your ready reference.

DA:As above.

Yours faithfully

Sd/-
For secretary Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees

NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No.I/12/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees -Simplification of procedure – requested.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 41/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. U12/Part V dated 09/05/2016

The agenda Item No. 41/2016 came up for discussions in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 22/23-12-2016 when Official Side explained that a new simplified procedure is being drafted and it will be finalized shortly in consultation with the Federation. Although a period of more than three months has passed, the draft procedure/proforma have not been shared with the Federation.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to make available the draft procedure along with the proforma relating to reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by the serving and retired Railway employees at an early date so that the same could be examined by the Federation for finalization.

Yours faithful,

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

Source : NFIR

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Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.23/2017
New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017

No.E(P&A)II-2015/HRA-6

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

Sub: Admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation.

A reference from North Western Railway was received for clarification on the issue of admissibility of HRA in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of railway residential accommodation by a railway employee. The matter was examined and considered in this office in the light of policy guidelines n the issue in consultation with the Finance Directorate of Railway Board. In this connection, it is stated that the provisions of letter No.E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.05.1988 still hold good regarding admissibility of House Rent Allowance (HRA) in the event of non-acceptance/surrender of Railway residential accommodation. However, refused by a Railway servant of a quarter of a different class from that for which he is eligible shall not constitute refusal for the purpose of these orders unless he has the option to apply for accommodation of a class next below the one to which he is entitled by virture of his emoluments and he refuses such accommodation when allotted on the basis of his application.

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

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

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

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Grant of Advances- 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants

Grant of Advances- 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants

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

No.I/11-Part I
PC-VII No : 15/2017

RBE No. 10/2017
No. F(E) Spl./2016/ADV.4/1(7th CPC)

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

Subject: Grant of Advances- Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations-Amendment to rules on Computer Advance to Railway servants.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No. 12(1)/E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016 have amended the eligibility criteria in the existing provisions relating to the grant of Personal Computer Advance.

2. Amendment conditions of grant of Computer Advance are as follows:

Advance Quantum Eligibility Criteria
Personal Computer Advance ƻ50,000/- or actual price of PC, whichever is lower. All Government Servants
The Computer Advance will be allowed maximum five times in the entire service.
The other terms and conditions governing the grant of Personal computer advance shall remain unchanged.

3. Further, Ministry of Finance in their ibid OM have also decided that the other interest bearing advances relating to Motor Car Advance and Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped Advance will stand discontinued.

4. The above mentioned OM of Ministry of Finance relating to grant of interest bearing advances will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also.

4.1 So far as the interest free advances are concerned, Bicycle and Warm clothing advances stands abolished for Railway employees also in terms of MoF’s decision.

4.2 Orders relating to other interest free advances will be issued separately by concerned Directorates.

5. Necessary Advance Correction Slip to the chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I Revised Edition, 1989 will follow.

6. The revised orders are effective from 07.10.2016 i.e. the date of the issue of the aforesaid OM of the Ministry of Finance. Past cases where the advances have already been sanctioned under the provisions of earlier rules on the subject need not be reopened.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

8. Hindi version will follow.

(A.C. Jain)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

AIRF

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Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 Notification: RBE No. 90/2016

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 Notification: RBE No. 90/2016
railway-service-revised-pay-rules-2016-notification

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 28th July, 2016
 
RBE No. 90/2016
G.S.R. 746(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
1. Short title and commencement : – 
(1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2016.
2. Categories of Railway servants to whom the rules apply: – 
(1) Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to Railway services.
(2) These rules shall not apply to : -
(i) Permanent employees of former Indian States absorbed in Railway Services so long as such persons continue to be governed by the pre-absorption conditions of service under the Railway Services;
(ii) persons locally recruited for services in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;
(iii) persons not in whole-time employment;
(iv) persons paid out of contingencies;
(v) persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece-rate basis;
(vi) persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;
(vii) persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement;
(viii) any other class or category of persons whom the President may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.
3. Definitions: – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires: -
(i) “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or pay in the existing scale;
(ii) “existing Pay Band and Grade Pay” in relation to a Railway servant means the Pay Band and the Grade Pay applicable to the post held by the Railway servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules whether in a substantive capacity or in officiating capacity;
(iii) “existing scale” in relation to a Railway servant means the pay scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the notification of these Rules in the Higher Administrative Grade, Higher Administrative Grade + and the Apex scale whether in a substantive or officiating capacity;
(iv) “existing pay structure” in relation to a Railway Servant means the present system of Pay Band and Grade Pay or the Pay Scale applicable to the post held by the Railway Servant as on the date immediately before the coming into force of these Rules whether in a substantive or officiating capacity.
Explanation- The expressions “existing basic pay”, “existing P ay Band and Grade Pay” and “existing scale”, in respect of a Railway Servant w ho on the 1st day of January, 2016 was on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, shall mean such basic pay, Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale in relation to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or officiating in higher post, as the case may be;
(v) “existing emoluments” mean the sum of (i) existing basic pay and (ii) existing dearness allowance at index average as on 1st day of January, 2016;
(vi) “Pay Matrix” means Matrix specified in Part A of th e Schedule, with Levels of pay arranged in vertical cells as assigned to corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale;
(vii) “Level” in the Pay Matrix shall mean the Level corr esponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(viii) “pay in the Level” means pay drawn in the appropri ate Cell of the level as specified in Part A of the Schedule;
(ix) “revised pay structure” in relation to a post mea ns the Pay Matrix and the Levels specified therein corresponding to the existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale of the post unless a different revised Level is notified separately for that post;
(x) “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the pay matrix;
(xi) “revised emoluments” means the pay in the Level of a Railway servant in the revised pay structure; and
(xii) “Schedule” means a schedule appended to these Rules .
4. Level of posts: – The Level of posts shall be determined in accord ance with the various Levels as assigned to the corresponding existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale as specified in the Pay Matrix.
5. Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure: – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Railway servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed:
Provided that a Railway servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing pay structure or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure:
Provided further that in cases where a Railway servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Railway servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.
Explanation 1 – The option to retain the existing pay structure under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing Pay Band and Grade Pay or scale.
Explanation 2 – The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post for the first time in Railway Service or by transfer from another post on or after the 1st day of January, 2016, and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.
Explanation 3 – Where a Railway servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing pay structure of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that Pay Structure under Rule 1313 (FR 22) of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, or under any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing pay structure in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.
6. Exercise of Option: – 
(1) The option under the provisos to Rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to these Rules so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub- rule (2) within three months of the date of notification of these rules or where any revision in the existing pay structure is made by any order subsequent to the date of notification of these rules, within three months of the date of such order:
.Provided that – 
(i) In the case of a Railway servant who is, on the date of such notification or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and
(ii) where a Railway servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2016, the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.
(2) The option shall be intimated by the Railway servant to the Head of his Office along with an undertaking, in the form appended to these rules.
(3) If the intimation regarding option is not received by the authority within the time specified in sub-rule (1), the Railway servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect from the 1st day of January, 2016.
(4) The option once exercised shall be final.
Note 1 - Persons whose services were terminated on or after 1st January, 2016 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge on disciplinary grounds, shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).
Note 2 - Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2016 and could not exercise the option within prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2016 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents if the revised pay structure is more favourable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears shall be taken by the Head of Office.
Note 3 – Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1st day of January, 2016 which entitled them to leave salary shall be entitled to exercise option under sub-rule (1).

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Strengthening of Administration – Premature retirement of Railway servants – Periodical review

Railway Board has issued a communication to all the General Managers of Indian Railways regarding the guidelines to be followed on premature retirement of Railway employees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.143/2015

No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-38

New Delhi dated 10/12-11-2015.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub:- Strengthening of Administration – Premature retirement of Railway servants – Periodical review under rule 1802 (a)/ 1803 (a)/ 1804 (a) – R- II, 1987 edition – Regarding.

DOP&T vide their OM No. 25013/1/2013-Estt (A) dated 21.03.2014 and 25013/01/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.09.2015 have reiterated the instructions on Compulsory Retirement under FR 56(1), 560) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 with a view to improve efficiency and strengthening of the administrative machinery at all levels. They have asked to follow these instructions strictly and to review the performance of Govt. servants periodically with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. Provisions in this regard are contained in FR 56(j), 56(I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. The corresponding rules in railways are Rule 1802 (a)/1803 (a)/1804 (a) of IREC, Vol-II, 1987 edition.

2. DOP&T has also drawn attention to the observation made by Hon’ble Supreme Court in State of Gujarat Vs Umedbhai M. Patel, 2001 (3) SCC 314, which are as follows:

(i) Whenever the services of a public servant are no longer useful to the general administration, the officer can be compulsorily retired for the sake of public interest.

(ii) Ordinarily, the order of compulsory retirement is not to be treated as a punishment coming under Article 311 of the Constitution.

(iii) “For better administration, it is necessary to chop off dead wood, but the order of compulsorily retirement can be passed after having due regard to the entire service record of the officers.”

(iv) Any adverse entries made in the confidential record shall be taken note of and be given due weightage in passing such order.

(v) Even un-communicated entries in the confidential record can also be taken into consideration.

(vi) The order of compulsory retirement shall not be passed as a short cut to avoid Departmental enquiry when such course is more desirable.

(vii) If the officer was given a promotion despite adverse entries made in the confidential record, that is a fact in favour of the officer,

(viii) Compulsory retirement shall not be imposed as a punitive measure.

3. In order to ensure that the power, conferred on the authorities empowered to retire a railway employee prematurely is exercised fairly and impartially and not arbitrarily, consolidated instructions relating to premature retirement of railway servants with a view to strengthening of administration were issued under the Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-77/RT-53 dated 15.11.1979. These guidelines have, however, not been adequately followed by the Appointing Authorities. With the Government’s commitment to provide clean administration, it is essential that the power for premature retirement in public interest is availed of to weed out all those employees whose integrity is doubtful, with due regard to the appropriate procedure laid down for action for premature retirement.

4. The entire service records should be considered in every review. Here Service record will take in all relevant records viz. ACR/APAR dossier along with personal file of the officer containing valuable material. Similarly, the work and performance of the officer could also be assessed by looking into files dealt with by him or in any papers or reports prepared and submitted by him. All these data along with a comprehensive brief should be prepared for consideration by the Review Committee. Even un-communicated remarks in the ACRs/APARs may be taken into consideration also. In case of those officers who have been promoted during the last five years, the previous entries in the ACRs may be taken into account if the officer was promoted on the basis of seniority cum fitness, and not on the basis of merit.

5. As far as integrity is considered, the following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, while upholding compulsory retirement in the case of S. Ramachandra Raju Vs State of Orissa, may be kept in view:-

“The officer would live by reputation built around him. In an appropriate case, there may not be sufficient evidence to take punitive disciplinary action of removal from service. But his conduct and reputation is such that his continuance in services would be a menace to public service and injurious to public interest.”

Thus while considering integrity of an employee, actions or decisions taken by the employee which do not appear to be above board, complaints received against him, or suspicious property transactions, for which there may not be sufficient evidence to initiate departmental proceedings, may be taken into account. Judgment of the Apex Court in the case of Shri K. Kandaswamy, I.P.S (TN:1966) in K. Kandaswamy vs Union Of India & Anr, 1996 AIR 277, 1995 SCC (6) 162 is relevant here. There were persistent reports of Shri Kandaswamy acquiring large assets and of his getting money from his subordinates. He also indulged in property transactions which gave rise to suspicion about his bonafides. The Hon’ble Supreme Court upheld his compulsory retirement under provisions of the relevant Rules.

6. Similarly, reports of conduct unbecoming of a Government servant may also form basis for compulsory retirement. As per the Hon’ble Supreme Court in State of UP And Others vs Vijay Kumar Jain, Appeal (Civil) 2083 of 2002:-

“If conduct of a government employee becomes unbecoming to the public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public services, the government has an absolute right to compulsorily retire such an employee in public interest.”

7. Further, CVO in the case of gazetted officers, or his representative in the case of non-gazetted officers, will be associated in case of record reflecting adversely on the integrity of any employee.

8. In addition to above, internal committees may be constituted to assist the Review Committees in reviewing the cases. These Committees will ensure that the service record of the employees being reviewed, along with a summary bringing out all relevant information, is submitted to the Cadre Authorities at least three months before the due date of review.

9. In view of DOP&T’s present guidelines, the Board’s letters No. E(P&A)I-77/RT-53 dated 15.11.1979 and E(P&A)I-87/RT-4 dated 17.10.89 containing the provisions on Premature Retirement under Rule 1802 (a)/1803(a)/1804(a) – IREC, Vol-II, 1987 edition are enclosed for guidance. In addition to this, instructions issued by Board from time to time on the subject may also be linked while deciding such matters. Further, all Zonal railways are requested to follow the above instructions and periodically review the cases of railway servants as required under Rule 1802 (a)/1803(a)/1804(a) – IREC, Vol. II, 1987 edition. The quarterly data in enclosed proforma in respect of reviewing the cases of retirement under the aforesaid provisions during the period from 01.04.2014 to 31.03.2015 may be furnished immediately.

10. As per the latest guidelines of DOPcSiT’s OM dated 21.03.2014, para II 3 (c) (d) of the Board’s enclosed letter dated 15.11.1979 should be read as under:

“(c) While the entire service record of an officer should be considered at the time of review, no employee should ordinarily be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if his/ her service during the preceding 5 years or where he/she has been promoted to a higher post during that 5 year period, his/her service in the highest post, has been found satisfactory.

Consideration is ordinarily to be confined to the preceding 5 years or to the period in the higher post in case of promotion within the period of 5 years, if compulsory retirement is sought to be made on grounds of ineffectiveness. There is no such stipulation, however where the employees is to be retired on grounds of doubtful integrity.”

“(d) No employee should ordinarily be retired on ground of ineffectiveness, if, in any event, he/she would be retiring on superannuation within a period of one year from the date of consideration of his/ her case.

Ordinarily no employee should be retired on grounds of ineffectiveness if he is retiring on superannuation within a period of One year from the date of consideration of the case. It is clarified that in a case where there is a sudden and steep fall in the competence, efficiency or effectiveness of an officer, it would be open to review his case for premature retirement.

The above instruction is relevant only when an employee is proposed to be retired on the ground of ineffectiveness, but not on the ground of doubtful integrity. The damage to public interest could be marginal if an old employee, in the last year of service, is found ineffective; but the damage may be incalculable if he is found to be corrupt and demands or obtains illegal gratification during the said period for the tasks he is duty bound to perform.”

11. The first sentence of para 4 of Boards letter dated 15.11.1979 should be added as under:

“The Supreme Court had not only upheld the validity of FR 56(3) but also held that no show-cause notice need be issued to any Government servant before a notice of retirement is issued to him under the aforesaid provisions.”

12. Kindly acknowledge the receipt.

(Anil Kumar)
Deputy Director E(P&A)I, Railway Board.

Download Railway Board letter RBE No.143/2015 No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-38 dated 12.11.2015.

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Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

RBE No. 26/2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(D&A) 2014 GS1-2

New Delhi, 25/03/2015

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter of even no. dated 01.09.2014, whereby the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, [hereinafter referred to as Principal Rules], notified by Department of Personnel & Training vide Gazette notification G.S.R. No 501(E) dated 14.07.2014, were circulated on the Railways. Pursuant to these rules, all Railway servants are required to furnish information relating to their assets and liabilities under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, as per Appendix-I and Appendix-II (consisting of Forms No. I to IV) to the Rules.

2. These Rules have since been modified by the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, notified by Department of Personnel & Training vide Gazette notifications G.S.R. No. 638(E)
dated 08.09.2014 and G.S.R. No. 918(E) dated 26.12.2014. These notifications are available at the Department of Personnel & Training’s website at http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_Homepage_New.asp. These amendment rules have extended the time limit for filing of revised returns, referred to in proviso under sub-rule (2) of Rule 3 of the Principal Rules, to 30.04.2015. The notification dated 26.12.2014 also modified the Forms No. II and IV of Appendix-II to the Principal Rules.

3. In this regard it is clarified that :-

(i) The first return (as on 1st August, 2014) under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015;

(ii) The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for the year ending 31st March, 2015 should be filed on or before 31st July, 2015; and

(iii) The annual return for subsequent years as on 31st March every year should be filed on or before 31st July of that year.

4. The following Assets & Liabilities Return forms (both in English and Hindi) are enclosed herewith as indicated below :-

A Declaration to be filed with Return of Assets and Liabilities on First Appointment or as on 31st March, 20……. (Under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.) [Appendix-I of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

B

(a) FORM No. I – Details of Railway servant, his/her spouse and dependent children [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

(b) Modified FORM No. II – Statement of movable property on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014 as modified vide notification dated
26.12.2014]

(c) FORM No. III – Statement of immovable property on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. (e.g. Lands, House, Shops, Other Buildings, etc.) [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

(d) Modified FORM No. IV – Statement of Debts and Other Liabilities on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014 as modified vide notification dated 26.12.2014]

5. Railways etc. may ensure that all officers and staff in their organisation file the said declarations/returns within the prescribed time limits, in the aforementioned forms.

6. Hindi version will follow. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA: As above

(S. Modi)
Dy. Director Estt. (D&A)
Railway Board

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Railway Board Order: Rule 5 of Railway Servants (Discipline and appeal) Rules, 1968 – Instructions regarding timely review of suspension

Railway Board Order: Rule 5 of Railway Servants (Discipline and appeal) Rules, 1968 – Instructions regarding timely review of suspension
RBE No. 12/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(D&A) 2014 RG6-35

New Delhi, 18.02.2015

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Rule 5 of Railway Servants (Discipline and appeal) Rules, 1968 – Instructions regarding timely review of suspension

 

Rule 5 of the Railway Servants (Discipline and appeal) Rules, 1968 deals with the provisions of suspension. As per the rule, a Railway servant may be placed under suspension in the following circumstances:

(a) where a disciplinary proceeding against him is contemplated or is pending; or
(b) where, in the opinion of the authority competent to place a Railway servant under suspension, he has engaged himself in activities prejudicial to the interest of the security of the state; or
(c) where a case against him in respect of any criminal offence, is under investigation, inquiry or trial.
2. A Disciplinary Authority may also consider it appropriate to place a Railway servant under suspension in the following circumstances. These are only intended for guidance and should not be taken as mandatory:-
(i) Cases where continuance in office of the Railway servant will prejudice the investigation, trial or any inquiry (e.g. apprehended tampering with witnesses or documents);
(ii) where the continuance in office of the Railway servant is likely to seriously subvert discipline in the office in which the Railway servant is working;
(iii) where the continuance in office of the Railway servant will be against the wider public interest [other than those covered by (i) and (ii)] such as there is public scandal and it is necessary to place the Railway servant under suspension to demonstrate the policy of the Government to deal strictly with officers involved in such scandals, particularly corruption;
(iv) where allegations have been made against the Railway servant and preliminary inquiry has revealed that a prima facie case is made out which would justify his prosecution or his being proceeded against in departmental proceedings, and where the proceedings are likely to end in his conviction and/or dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service.
3. In the first three circumstances the Disciplinary Authority may exercise his discretion to place a Railway servant under suspension even when the case is under investigation and before a prima facie case has been established. Suspension may be desirable in the circumstances indicated below:-
(i) any offence or conduct involving moral turpitude;
(ii) corruption, embezzlement or misappropriation of Government money, possession of disproportionate assets, misuse of official powers for personal gain;
(iii) serious negligence and dereliction of duty resulting in considerable loss to Railways;
(iv) desertion of duty;
(v) refusal or deliberate failure to carry out written orders of superior officers. In respect of the types of misdemeanor specified in sub-clauses (iii) to (v) herein above, discretion has to be exercised with care.
4. Rules 5(6) and 5(7) of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968, deal with the review of suspension cases. The provision of review within ninety days is applicable to all types of suspensions. However, in cases of continued detention, the review becomes a mere formality with no consequences as a Railway servant in such a situation has to be continued to be kept under deemed suspension. A review of suspension is not necessary in such cases during this period. Therefore, in all such cases the first review of suspension becomes due on completion of ninety days counting from the date, the Railway servant was released from detention, unless suspension has already been revoked. Subsequent reviews shall become due before completion of currently continuing period of suspension. During each such review, suspension can be extended for a period not exceeding 180 days at a time.
5. It has come to notice that in cases of prolonged suspension period, the courts have pointed out that the suspension cannot be continued for long and that inspite of Railway Board’s instructions, the Disciplinary Authorities are not finalizing the disciplinary proceedings within stipulated time. Also, in such cases the Railway is unnecessarily paying subsistence allowance without extracting any work and if, on the culmination of the disciplinary proceedings, the charged officer is exonerated from the charges, the Railway has to unnecessarily pay the full salary and treat the period of suspension as on duty etc. It is therefore, desirable that timely review of suspension is conducted in a just and proper manner and that the disciplinary proceedings are finalized expeditiously.
6. The zonal Railways etc. may bring the existing instructions on timely review of suspension and expeditious completion of disciplinary proceedings to the notice of all concerned.
7. Please acknowledge receipt.

 

(S. Modi)
Dy. Director Estt. (D&A)
Railway Board

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Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding – Railway Board Orders

Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding – Railway Board Orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(D&A) 2008 RG6-36

New Delhi, 15/01/2014

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Determination of date of increment after expiry of duration of penalties of withholding of increments/ reduction to lower stage imposed for less than a year regarding.

Ministry of Railways have received a few references regarding certain penalties of rule 6 of Railway Servants (Discipline And Appeal) Rules, 1968 which are having pay element imposed for less than a year. In one case, the penalty of withholding of increments was imposed on 24.3.2008 for a period of six months with cumulative effect and in the other case the penalty of reduction to lower stage was imposed on 9.2.2009 for a period of six months with non-cumulative effect.

2. The question of date of release of increment in the above cases on expiry of the penalty, in the context of fixing of 1st July as the date of increment uniformally for all Government servants following VIth CPC, has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training. It is advised that fixing of 1st July as the date of increment for all Government servants under the Revised Pay Rules following the acceptance of the recommendation of the IVth CPC, is relevant, only in respect of Annual increment. This provision is not applicable where the increment is withheld as a measure of penalty. In cases where the increment is withheld as a penalty for a specified period restoration of the withheld increment would be at the end of the currency of the penalty and not postponed to the next 1st July. The person concerned may even be entitled to the next increment on the 1st July following the expiry of the currency of the penalty, (notwithstanding the fact that the penalty imposed on him was having postponing effect on his future increments), if he has net qualifying service of six months prior to the relevant 1st July.

3.  Likewise, where the penalty of reduction to lower stage was imposed, the pay will be restored immediately on expiry of the currency of the penalty. In so far as release of next increment is concerned, the same may also be allowed immediately on restoration if the person concerned has rendered net qualifying service of six month on the 1st July preceding the date of the expiry of the currency of the penalty.

Please. acknowledge receipt,

sd/-
(Harish Chander)
Dy. Director Est. (D&A)

Source: AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE-09.2014.pdf]

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