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Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees

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Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees

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Government of India
Ministry of Railways

14-November, 2017

Railway Minister gives directions for “comprehensive training programme” for all employees of Indian Railways to boost productivity & efficiency.

This comprehensive training programme is being launched under the name “Project Saksham“.

The week-long training in skills and domain knowledge will be imparted to all the employees of Indian Railways.

The focus of all such training is to ‘make a difference’ to the job performance.

Under the direction of Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal, a comprehensive plan for imparting training to all employees of Indian Railways is being prepared with a view to upgrade skill & knowledge. This comprehensive training programme named as “Project Saksham” will help boost productivity and efficiency.

Under this plan, all employees in each zone will be put through a week’s training in skills and knowledge relevant to their work area over next one year. A communication to this effect from Chairman Railway Board, Shri Ashwani Lohani, has been sent to all General Managers of zonal railways and railways production unit.

General Managers have been advised that such priority training need should be quickly identified for each category of employees (employees can be grouped into their work areas) based on the needs of respective zone. Identification of training needs and formulation of planned training calendar will be required to be completed by December 31st, 2017, ensuring that each employee is imparted training.

It has been emphasized that while continuous learning and education/training has been an integral philosophy and approach of the Railways, there is a need to do a concentrated capsule of training for all employees in a short period of time to boost their productivity and efficiency. This training programme will fulfill this need.

With growing rail network, new trains, different high quality services designed by the railways and the promise of the government to deliver superior and safe rail services and growing expectation of our passengers and commuters for better amenities and services, it is imperative that the railway employees rise to the occasion to deliver on the promise. Employees can and do deliver only when they have the right skills, knowledge and the mindset to deliver to the new standards of excellence that the organization hold from them all. This training will help achieve these objectives.

This training shall be a five-day on the job training or as classroom training in Railway Training Centre depending on the nature of training. However, the reporting managers of all employees receiving training need to be actively involved in the Pre-training and post training process to ensure that the benefits of training get reflected on the job performance and there is improvement within a short time after the training is imparted. The focus of all such training has to be to ‘make a difference’ to the job performance of all departments and employees and thus Indian Railways.

The training, as per the calendar, must be completed within 9 months. You may personally monitor the completion of the plans and their progress. The zone must also devise a few metrics to monitor the impact of Project Saksham.

This training will not only upgrade skill of each of the employees but also go a long-way in improving the performance of the Indian Railways.

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Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Indian Railways

Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Indian Railways

i. Rates of Additional Allowance have been increased from ₹500 / 1000 per month to ₹1125 / 2250 per month. This has also been extended to Loco Pilot Goods and Senior Passenger Guards also @₹750 per month.

ii. In view of strenuous nature of the job, new Allowance namely Special Train Controller’s Allowance @5000 per month for Train Controllers of Railways has been introduced.

9. Recommendations in respect of some important allowances paid to Nurses & Ministerial Staffs of Hospital

i. Existing rate of Nursing Allowance has been increased from ₹4800 per month to ₹7200 per month.

ii. Rate of Operation Theatre Allowance has been increased from ₹360 per month to ₹540 per month.

iii. Rates of Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance have been increased from ₹2070 – ₹2100 per month to ₹4100 – ₹5300 per month. 7th CPC recommendations modified to the extent that it will be granted to Ministerial staff also.

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Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist – NFIR

Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist – NFIR

Incorrect fixation of pay in the Non-Functional Grade (GP 4200/-) in the ease of Pharmacist working in the Medical Department on Indian Railways

Incorrect fixation of pay for Pharmacist - NFIR

No.1/2/Part IV

Dated: 05/06/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Baoard,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub:
Incorrect fixation of pay in the Non-Functional Grade (GP 4200/-) in the ease of Pharmacist working in the Medical Department on Indian Railways-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s clarification vide No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/04/2011.

Representations are being received from the staff that the Zonal Units have been interpreting wrongly the Board’s instructions on the subject of pay fixation when the staff working as Pharmacists are placed in NFG (GP 4200/-) on completion of 2 years service in GP 2800/- i.e. in the entry grade.

In this connection, Federation cite the instructions issued by the CPO/Southern Railway vide  letter dated 15/05/2017 (copy enclosed) wherein the Divisions have been advised to the placement of
Pharmacist in NFG (GP 4200/-) as placement only and to fix their pay in the initial Pay Band plus Grade Pay (PB-2 + GP 4200/-) only. This action on the part of Southenl Railway is unjustified in view of the fact that instructions exist vide Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/04/2011 to treat the placement of Pharmacist on completion of 2 years in the entry grade pay (GP 2800/-) to NFG/GP 4200/- as one financial upgradation, therefore the Pharmacists are entitled for one increment benefit on being placed in GP 4200/-.

While issuing instructions vide letter dated 15/05/2017, the CPO/Southern Railway has wrongly  relied on Board’s instructions contained in RBE 109/2010 dated inspite of Board’s  clarification vide letter dated 20/04/2011. Due to wrong decision of Southern Railway, recoveries have  started on the Divisions of Southern Railway.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue immediate clarification to all Zonal  Railways etc., in general and GM/Southern Railway in particular to allow 3% increase in pay fixation of  Pharmacists when they are placed in GP 4200/-, having completed 2 years service in GP 2800 (PB I).  A copy of the instructions issued may be to the endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment – immediate action

Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment –  immediate action

NFIR

No. II/95/Part X

Dated: 27/05/2017

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Heavy vacancy position on Indian Railways leading to unbearable additional burden and serious staff discontentment – immediate action – requested

NFIR brings to your kind notice that due to accumulation of vacancies in lakhs in safety as well other than safety categories, the systems are suffering very badly and employees are heavily over burdened. Serious discontentment and unrest is prevailing among staff as they are heavily over burdened with the additional workload on account of non-filling of vacancies.

Non-creation of additional posts for maintenance of newly created assets has further aggravated the situation. New stations are opened for traffic on some Zonal Railways, but sadly new posts of Operating Staff (Station Master, Points Men etc.,) have not been created. Likewise, new Railway Lines have been opened for traffic but unfortunately safety category posts have not been sanctioned and above all, safety category vacancies continued unfilled. On some stations, no pointsmen are available while at some stations, the station masters are managing with single Points Man, facing heavy stress while performing train passing duties.

Complaints have also been received that periodic rests are denied to staff on some Zones,leave refused due to shortage of staff and at the same time shortcut methods are being resorted to for denying payment of Over Time Allowance etc.

In C&W, S&T, TRD, TRS and Diesel Organizations, there is heavy shortage of staff as the norms/yard sticks are not being followed, consequently staff are put to sufferings. There is also heavy shortage of Supervisory Staff in the Technical and Operational categories. On some Zones, the shortage of Track Maintainers is so heavy that for patrolling duties, Tiack Maintainers are not available. It is no exaggeration to frankly state that crisis situation has developed on Railways mainly on account of heavy shortage of staff.

NFIR wants to convey to the CRB without mincing words that any delay in filling the vacancies and creating new posts in safety categories for maintaining newly created assets would cause serious setback to the Railways’ efficiency. The Federation further conveys that the Railway employees are very restive, extremely unhappy and angry over the failure of Railway Board in filling the vacancies.

Federation therefore, requests you to kindly take a realistic view and see that approval is given for filling vacancies and creating new posts immediately to save the Railways and equally preserve healthy industrial relations

Yours faithfully

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Shares of Railway PSEs – IRCTC, IRFC and IRCON to be listed

Shares of Railway PSEs – IRCTC, IRFC and IRCON to be listed

Consolidation, mergers and acquisitions of CPSEs to be encouraged, an integrated public sector ‘oil major’ soon

Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana budget target doubled to Rs. 2.44 lakh crores

Rs. 10,000 crores earmarked for recapitalisation of Banks, Need based additional allocation assured

While presenting the General Budget 2017-18 in Lok Sabha here today, the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has said that the shares of Railway Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) like IRCTC, IRFC and IRCON will be listed in stock exchanges. The Government will encourage strengthening the CPSEs through consolidation, mergers and acquisitions and soon create an integrated public sector ‘oil major’, he added.
Stating that the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has proved an overwhelming success in extending funds for the deprived sections, Shri Jaitley doubled the budget target under the scheme to Rs. 2.44 lakh crores.
Easing the stressed legacy accounts of banks, Shri Jaitley earmarked Rs. 10,000 crores for recapitalisation of Banks in 2017-18 and assured need based additional allocation.
Stating that the disinvestment policy announced in the last budget will continue, Shri Jaitley further said that the Government will put in place a revised mechanism and procedure to ensure time bound listing of identified CPSEs on stock exchanges. This will foster greater public accountability and unlock the true value of these companies, he added.
Shri Jaitley said the CPSEs will be integrated across the value chain of an industry through consolidation, mergers and acquisitions. By these methods it will give them capacity to bear higher risks, avail economies of scale, take higher investment decisions and create more value for the stakeholders, he added. Possibilities of such restructuring are visible in the oil and gas sector. The Government proposes to create an integrated public sector ‘oil major’ which will be able to match the performance of international and domestic private sector oil and gas companies.
The Finance Minister said that the Exchange Trade Fund (ETF), comprising shares of ten CPSEs, has received overwhelming response in the recent Further Fund Offering (FFO). The Government will continue to use ETF as a vehicle for further disinvestment of shares. Accordingly, a new ETF with diversified CPSE stocks and other Government holdings will be launched in 2017-18, he added.
Shri Jaitley said that the focus on resolution of stressed legacy accounts of Banks will continue and the legal framework has been strengthened to facilitate resolution, through the enactment of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and the amendments to the SARFAESI and Debt Recovery Tribunal Acts. In line with the ‘Indradhanush’ roadmap, an amount of Rs. 10,000 crore is provided for recapitalisation of Banks in 2017-18 and additional allocation will be provided, as may be required, he added.
Shri Jaitley said that the Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana has contributed significantly to funding the unfunded and the underfunded. He further said that the last year target of Rs.1.22 lakh crores was exceeded and for 2017-18, he proposes to double the lending target of 2015-16 and set it at Rs. 2.44 lakh crores. Priority will be given to Dalits, Tribals, Backward Classes, Minorities and Women, he added.
Shri Jaitley said that the Stand Up India scheme was launched by the Government in April 2016 to support Dalit, Tribal and Women entrepreneurs to set up green field enterprises and become job creators. Over 16,000 new enterprises have come up through this scheme in activities, as diverse as food processing, garments, diagnostic centres, etc, he added.

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Delhi Commission for Women notice to DoPT over blind woman’s appointment cancellation

Delhi Commission for Women notice to DoPT over blind woman’s appointment cancellation

New Delhi: Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today issued notice to Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in connection with a complaint by a blind women alleging cancellation of appointment in Ministry of Railway due to her disability.

The woman who qualified the civil services examination in 2015 has alleged that she was initially allotted Indian Railways Accounts Service.

The woman claimed her appointment was cancelled because of her blindness and later when she excessively followed it up with DoPT, she was reallocated Postal and Telecommunication, Accounts and Finance Service.

“While she was allocated the IRAS service as per her rank in CSE-2015, her appointment was cancelled by the Ministry of Railways. She has further alleged that after several weeks of follow-ups she has now been allocated IP and TAF service which is in contravention of her rank, merit and preference of service,” DCW Chief Swati Maliwal said in the notice issued to DoPT Secretary BP Sharma.

“It is evident that the lady has already undergone a great deal of struggle and after painstaking efforts has cleared the civil services examination. Crucial time of training and foundation course has been wasted due to systemic delays. Therefore, it is necessary that immediate action is taken to rectify the same,” the notice further read.

The commission has sought within a week’s time the factual report of the woman’s candidature, reasons for rejection of IRAS service initially allocated to her and the proposed action plan of the DoPT to resolve the issue and compensate the loss of time to the candidate.

PTI

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Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike

Railway Unions demand 3% DA hike

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

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

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

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

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

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Filling up of one vacant post of Section Officer of CSS (Administrative Officer) in Indian Institute of Legal Metrology, Ranchi – regarding

Filling up of one vacant post of Section Officer of CSS (Administrative Officer) in Indian Institute of Legal Metrology, Ranchi – regarding

Immediate

No.4/17/2015-CS-II(A)(part-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, LokNayakBhawan,
New Delhi -110 003.
Dated the 08th July, 2016

Circular

Subject:- Filling up one post of Private Secretary (PS) in the office of Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Lucknow under Ministry of Civil Aviation-reg

One post of PS of CSSS is likely to be vacant at the % Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Lucknow, an attached office of Ministry of Civil Aviation very shortly.

2. All the cadre units of .CSSS are requested to give publicity of the vacancy circular and applications of willing officers for filling up the outstation post of PS, as indicated above, as received may be, forwarded along with personal particulars in the enclosed proforma immediately but not later than 22.07.2016. The officers who have already served in the said office will not be considered for transfer.

3. Before forwarding the application(s), the vigilance status of the officer(s) concerned may also be ascertained and a certificate to that effect may also be forwarded along with the application. It should also be ensured that the data in respect of officer applying for the post is completed/updated in all respects in the web based cadre management system i.e.cscms.nic.in.

(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Encl:- as above.

cscms-nic-in-application

DoPT Order

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NFIR – Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff

NFIR – Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff

NFIR

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

Dated : 13/07/2016

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff – reg.

The Railway Board is aware that the Union Cabinet has decided on 29th June 2016 for implementation of revised Pay Matrices of the 7th Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01/01/2016 duly applying 2.57 multiplier factor. The notification, in this regard, is expected from the Ministry of Finance in due course.

In this connection, the NFIR invites Railway Board’s attention to letter No. PC- VI/2008/1/RSRP/1 dated 12/09/2008 relating to Pay Fixation tables for Running Staff which were given effect from 01/01/2006 and wherein the Fitment Factor was 2.118 for Running Staff (in view of pay element) instead of 1.86. Considering the 30% pay element of Running Stuff which is needed to be taken for arriving at multiplier factor, the Federation is of the view that the Fitment Factor for Pay Fixation of Running Staff in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix shall be “3” instead of “2.57”.

NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to take the above points into consideration for the purpose of determining the Fitment Factor as “3” in the case of Running Staff for granting 7th CPC Pay Fixation w.e.f. 01/01/2016.

Yours faithfully

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

Source : NFIR

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Letter addressed to Minister for Railways on Charter of Demands – AIRF / NFIR

Letter addressed to Minister for Railways on Charter of Demands  – AIRF / NFIR

Letter addressed to Minister for Railways (Both Federations NFIR & AIRF) on Charter of Demands, mainly minimum wage, multiplier factor, railway specific issues etc. – serious resentment among Railway employees against the Government’s decisions.

No.II/95/Part IX

30.6.2016

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railway,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Charter of Demands, mainly minimum wage, multiplier factor, railway specific issues etc., – serious resentment among Railway employees against the Government’s decisions-reg.

The Presidents and the General Secretaries of Federations (AIRF & NFIR) called on you yesterday i.e. 29th June 2016 and conveyed our serious disappointment as well unhappiness among railway employees on the Government’s decisions relating to VIIth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

We are extremely sad to convey that the Government has not reasonably dealt with our demands mainly minimum wage, multiplier factor, abolition of National Pension System in Railways etc. The railways specific issues mentioned in Part ‘B’ of Charter of demands have also not been settled through discussions.

We have also conveyed to you that the industrial peace is being threatened in railways on account of Government’s unreasonable and illogical decisions. During discussions, we have specially requested to kindly reach Hon’ble Prime Minister for conveying the total disappointment among all categories of railway employees and for finding ways and means to resolve matters to avert untoward developments in Railways. Here it is worth-mentioning that on previous occasion too during the course of discussions, we had requested for our meeting with Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

We therefore request you to kindly approach the Hon’ble Prime Minister for solving the issues amicably as we are keen to preserve healthy industrial relations in railways.

We trust that the railway specific issues will be resolved through negotiations under your leadership without further delay.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary/AIRF

sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary/NFIR

Source: NFIR

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NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen

NIVARAN – Online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen

  • Railway Minister directs to develop an online system for grievance redressal of both serving as well as retired Railwaymen.
  • The system called NIVARAN to come into operation by 24th June, 2016.
  • The System to have provision for progress tracking and appeal.
  • Railway Minister to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system.
  • The move to benefit around 27 lakhs persons.

In an innovative measure aimed at staff welfare, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed railway administration to develop an online system for the redressal of grievances of Railway Employees both serving as well as retired. The IT Department of Indian Railways has started working on developing this system which will be called “NIVARAN” and will come into operation by 24.06.2016. Under this system, a railway personnel will be able to submit his grievances online and can also track the progress in resolution or disposal of the grievances. The main focus areas of the grievance redressal will be reimbursement of medical claims, pension claim, compassionate appointment and improvement in staff quarters. The move will benefit around 13.26 lakhs serving railway employees and around 13.79 lakhs retired railway personnel that is the system NIVARAN will serve the needs of around total 27 lakhs persons.

The Railway Minister has also directed the Railway Administration to create a provision or mechanism in this system for “appeal” against a particular decision of an authority. The Railway Minister has accorded important priority to this new system and has decided to personally review and monitor the functioning of this system. The monitoring and review will also be done at Railway Board Level, at Zonal Level and at Divisional level also. The Railway Minister has always been emphasizing on measures aimed at the welfare of the staff and resolution of their problems. He has always been pointing out the sincerity, dedication and hard work being put in by the railway employees to make Indian Railways as the world class railway system.

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Travel insurance for rail passengers soon

Travel Insurance For Rail Passengers Soon

In order to minimise financial loss to passengers from untoward incidents, Railways will launch a travel insurance scheme.

“Currently there are railways claims tribunals which provide compensation in case of mishaps. One can claim compensation in case of accidents. Now we are offering additional service of insurance,” Railway Board Chairman A K Mittal said.

However, he said the insurance scheme is optional and passengers will be given the option at the time of booking tickets.

PTI

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An Official Report Indian Railways: Highlights of the Railway Budget 2016-17

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2016-17 – An Official Report

Highlights of the Railway Budget 2016-17

Theme of the Budget : Overcoming challenges – Reorganize, Restructure Rejuvenate Indian Railways: ‘Chalo, Milkar Kuch Naya Karen’

Three pillars of the strategy i.e. Nav Arjan – New revenues, Nav Manak – New norms, Nav Sanrachna – New Structures.

Financial Performance : 2015-16- Savings of Rs. 8,720 crore neutralizing most of the revenue shortfall, expected OR 90%;

2016-17- Targeted Operating Ratio (OR) – 92%, restrict growth of Ordinary Working Expenses by 11.6% after building in immediate impact of 7th PC, reductions planned in diesel and electricity consumption, Revenue generation targeted at Rs. 1,84,820crore.

Investments and Resources : Process bottlenecks overhauled including delegation of powers to functional levels; average capital expenditure over 2009-14 is Rs. 48,100 crore, average growth of 8% per annum.

2015-16 investment would be close to double of the average of previous 5 years.

2016-17 CAPEX pegged at Rs. 1.21 lakh crore; implementation through joint ventures with states, developing new frameworks for PPP, etc.

Vision : By 2020, long-felt desires of the common man to be fulfilled i.e, reserved accommodation on trains available on demand, time tabled freight trains, high end technology to improve safety record, elimination of all unmanned level crossings, improved punctuality, higher average speed of freight trains, semi high speed trains running along the golden quadrilateral, zero direct discharge of human waste. 

2015-16-Achievements : Action initiated on 139 budget announcements of 2015-16. 

Project execution : 2015-16 – assured funding through LIC; commissioning of 2,500 kms Broad Gauge lines; commissioning of 1,600 kms of electrification, highest ever. In 2016-17 – targeted commissioning 2,800 kms of track; commissioning Broad Gauge lines @ over 7 kms per day against an average of about 4.3 kms per day in the last 6 years. Would increase to about 13 kms per day in 2017-18 and 19 kms per day in 2018-19; will generate employment of about 9 crore man days in 2017-18 and 14 crore man days in 2018-19. Outlay for railway electrification increased in 2016-17 by almost 50%; target to electrify 2,000 kms.

Dedicated Freight Corridor : Almost all contracts for civil engineering works to be awarded by March 31st 2016; Rs. 24,000 crore contracts awarded since November 2014 as against Rs. 13,000 crore contracts awarded in last 6 years; propose to take up North-South, East-West & East Coast freight corridors through innovative financing including PPP.

Port connectivity : Tuna Port commissioned and rail connectivity projects to ports of Jaigarh, Dighi, Rewas and Paradip under implementation; implementation of rail connectivity for the ports of Nargol and Hazira under PPP in 2016-17.

North East : BG Lumding-Silchar section in Assam opened thus connecting Barak Valley with rest of the country; Agartala brought on to the BG network. States of Mizoram and Manipur shortly to come on BG map of the country with commissioning of the Kathakal-Bhairabi and Arunachal-Jiribam Gauge Conversion projects.

Jammu and Kashmir : Work on Katra-Banihal section of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project progressing satisfactorily- 35 kms of tunnelling out of total of 95 kms completed; Decongestion work on Jalandhar – Jammu line in full swing and doubling of two bridges to be commissioned by March 2016, while the other two bridges will be completed by 2016-17.

Make in India: Finalised bids for two loco factories; proposed to increase the current procurement of train sets by 30%.

Capacity Building for the future through: Transparency – initiated recruitments online in 2015-16, process now being replicated for all positions, social media being used as a tool to bring in transparency, all procurement including procurement of works moved to the e-platform, completed trial of process leading to award of tender electronically and to be rolled out on a PanIndia basis in 2016-17.

Governance – delegation led to compression of project sanction time to 6-8 months from 2 years earlier, key result areas identified to judge performance of GMs and DRMs, performance related MOUs signed with few Zones, to be replicated for all zones.

Internal audit measures – specialised teams mandated to screen railway operations in specific areas to detect inefficiencies and prevent wastages, every zone preparing 2 reports by March 31, 2016.

Partnerships – Cabinet approval for JVs with State Governments, 17 consented and 6 MOUs signed with State Governments. 44 new partnership works covering about
5,300 kms and valuing about Rs. 92,714 crore have been indicated in the Budget documents.

Customer Interface : Interaction and feedback through social media & dedicated IVRS system.

Making travel comfortable by generating over 65,000 additional berths, installing 2,500 water vending machines; introducing ‘Mahamana Express’ with modern
refurbished coaches; 17,000 bio-toilets in trains; world’s first Bio-Vacuum toilet developed.

Improving punctuality – operations audit for Ghaziabad to Mughalsarai section.

Ticketing: Introduced 1,780 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines, mobile apps & GoIndia smartcard for cashless purchase of UTS and PRS tickets, enhanced capacity of e-ticketing system from 2,000 tickets per minute to 7,200 tickets per minute and to support 1,20,000 concurrent users as against only 40,000 earlier.

Social initiatives: One-time registration for availing concessions while booking tickets online, online booking of wheelchairs & Braille enabled new coaches introduced for the Divyang, increased quota of lower berths for senior citizens and women, middle bays reserved in coaches for women.

Wi-Fi provided in 100 stations, to be provided in 400 more.

Stations being redeveloped – financial bid received for Habibganj, Bhopal; Cabinet approval for stations to be taken up under PPP.

Security through helplines & CCTVs.

Safety – 350 manned level crossings closed, eliminated 1,000 unmanned level crossings, 820 ROB/RUB completed in the current year and work going on in 1,350 of them.

Other major achievements : Energy: annualized savings of Rs. 3,000 crore to be achieved in the next financial year itself, a year earlier than announced; achieved by procuring power directly at competitive rates using IR’s status as Deemed Distribution Licensee.

Rail University – initially identified the National Academy of Indian Railways at Vadodara.

Digital India: application of Track Management System (TMS) launched, inventory management module of TMS has resulted in inventory reduction by 27,000 MT resulting in saving of Rs.64 crore and scrap identification of 22,000 MT equivalent to Rs.53 crore.

The Way Ahead
Improving quality of travel
For the unreserved passenger –Antyodaya Express unreserved, superfast service.

Deen Dayalu coaches – unreserved coaches with potable water and higher number of
mobile charging points.

For the reserved passenger – Humsafar – fully air-conditioned third AC service with an optional service for meals

Tejas – will showcase the future of train travel in India. Will operate at speeds of 130 kmph and above.Will offer onboard services such as entertainment, local cuisine, WiFi, etc. through one service provider for ensuring accountability and improved customer satisfaction

Humsafar and Tejas to ensure cost recovery through tariff and non-tariff measures

UDAY – overnight double-decker, Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri Express on the busiest routes, has the potential to increase carrying capacity by almost
40%.

Ticketing: Sale of tickets through hand held terminals; e- ticketing facility to foreign debit/credit cards; bar coded tickets, scanners and access control on a pilot basis. Expansion of Vikalp – train on demand to provide choice of accommodation in specific trains to wait-

listed passengers. E-booking of tickets facility on the concessional passes available to journalists; facility of cancellation through the 139 helpline post verification using ‘One Time Password’ sent on registered phone number, to improve tatkaal services CCTV cameras on windows and periodic audit of PRS website.

Cleanliness -‘Clean my Coach’ service through SMS, ranking of A1 and A stations based on periodic third party audit and passenger feedback; waste segregation and recycling centres; ‘Awareness campaigns’; additional 30,000 bio-toilets; providing portable structures with biotoilets at all platforms of select stations for senior citizens, Divyang and women travellers, plan to explore innovative means of providing and maintaining toilets such as advertisement rights, CSR, voluntary support from social organizations.

Catering and stalls at stations -IRCTC to manage catering services in a phased manner; explore possibility of making catering services optional, adding 10 more IRCTC operated base kitchens; to build local ownership and empowerment, weightage will be given to district domicile holders for commercial licenses at stations. Stoppages: convert all operational halts into commercial halts for the benefit of the common man. Rail Mitra Sewa: expanding Sarathi Seva in Konkan Railway to help the old and disabled passengers, strengthening the existing services for enabling passengers to book battery operated cars, porter services, etc. on a paid basis in addition to the existing pick up and drop, and wheel chair services.

Measures for Divyang: all stations under redevelopment accessible by Divyang; to provide at least one Divyang friendly toilet at each platform in A1 class stations during the next financial year and also ensure availability of wheelchairs in sufficient numbers at these stations.

Travel Insurance to passengers – to offer optional travel insurance for rail journeys at the time of booking.

Hourly booking of retiring rooms – will be handed over to IRCTC.

Expanding the freight basket of IR – to start time-tabled freight container, parcel and special commodity trains on a pilot basis, container sector would be opened to all traffic barring coal, specified mineral ores and part-loads during the non-peak season. All existing terminals/sheds would be granted access to container traffic, where considered feasible. Rationalising the tariff structure – undertake review of tariff policy to evolve a competitive rate structure vis a vis other modes, permit multi-point loading/unloading and apply differentiated tariffs to increase utilization of alternate routes, explore possibility of signing long term tariff contracts with our key freight customers using pre-determined price escalation principles.

Building terminal capacity – proposed to develop Rail side logistics parks and warehousing in PPP mode, 10 goods sheds will be developed by TRANSLOC, the Transport Logistics Company of India, in 2016-17. To soon inaugurate India’s first rail auto hub in Chennai. Encourage development of cold storage facilities on vacant land near freight terminals. Local farmers and fisherman would be given preferential usage of the facility. A policy in this regard would be issued in the next 3 months.

Nurturing customers – will appoint Key Customer Managers to liaison with our major freight stakeholders; each Zonal Railway will develop customer commitment charter indicating service level commitments of IR, will explore the feasibility of opening up leasing of general purpose wagons.

Annex-2 of the speech details the Implementation of Budget announcements 2015-16

Source: Indian Railway

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Ministry of Railways Invites Suggestions from the Public Regarding the Forthcoming Railway Budget 2016-17

Ministry of Railways Invites Suggestions from the Public Regarding the Forthcoming Railway Budget 2016-17

Ministry of Railway has invited suggestions from the public regarding the forthcoming Railway Budget 2016-17. The suggestions can be given online on the website of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) with the URL http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/. The icon with the Title “Public Suggestions on Forthcoming Railway Budget 2016-17” is available on the home page itself on the website.

The suggestions can be given on 15 Heads(with many sub heads) namely Computerization, Electrical, Electrification of lines, Finance, Foot over Bridges, Freight (Traffic Requirements Sidings, Rake Handling facility), Infrastructure(Freight Corridors, High Speed Corridors, Port and Mine Connectivity, PPP Initiatives), Innovative Ideas, Land(Commercial Utilisation of land, Station Development), Railway Lines(New Lines, Gauge conversion, Doubling, Doubling), Road over/ Under Bridges, Suggestions on Crime prevention, Suggestions on Safe running of Trains/Disaster Management, Tourism Related, Trains(New Trains, Extension of Trains, Augmentation of Trains, Frequency of Trains, Tourist Trains, Pantry Cars & Catering)

The last date of submission is 15th January, 2016.

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LIC Presents the Cheque of Rs.2000 crore as the First Tranche of Funding Assistance to Railways

LIC Presents the Cheque of Rs.2000 crore as the First Tranche of Funding Assistance to Railways

The move Marks the Beginning of a Historic Milestone in the form of Institutional Financing for the First time Becoming Available for Railway Projects

Suresh Prabhu : Fresh Investments to Help Decongest the Network, Increase Traffic Output and Generate Adequate Internal Resources

Life Insurance Corporation (LIC), a PSU of Government of India presented the cheque of Rs.2000 crore to Railway PSU Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) as the first tranche of funding assistance to Railways for its projects. This handing over of cheque was done today i.e. 27.10.2015 at an impressive function at Rail Bhawan in the presence of Ministry of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu. The cheque was handed over by Shri S.B. Mainak, MD/LIC to Shri Rajiv Dutt, MD/IRFC. On this occasion, Chairman Railway Board Shri A.K. Mital, Financial Commissioner (Railways) & Chairman, IRFC Shri S. Mookerjee; and other Board Members & other Railway and LIC officials were among those present.

It may be recalled that just within fifteen days of presenting the Railway Budget 2015-16, an important commitment of Budget announcement was fulfilled on 11.03.2015 when Railways and LIC signed an MoU for the highest ever funding of Rs. 1.5 lakh crore from LIC to Railways.

Addressing the gathering, Minister for Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, pointed out that finding resources for investment in capacity enhancement projects was a major challenge for Railways. Without investment, it would not be possible to decongest the network, increase traffic output and generate adequate internal resources. He said that without the fresh investment, the Railways would have gone further down and down and it would not have succeeded in breaking the vicious cycle. The Railway budget 2015-16 had, therefore, envisaged a new source of funds in the form of Institutional Finance. It was a big achievement that within a few days of presenting the budget, the Ministry of Railways signed a Memorandum of Understanding with LIC for funding assistance of Rs.1.5 lakh crore for financing Railway projects over a period of 5 years. As LIC funding will be of 30 year tenor, it matches the Railways’ requirement of long term funds for investment in projects. LIC funds will carry low interest rates tied to Government security, and the cost of funds are expected to come down further over a period of time. Shri Suresh Prabhakar said that an important beginning has been made today with the release of first cheque of LIC funds. It is now for the Railways to match up to the challenge of utilizing the funds in a productive and appropriate manner for realizing maximum benefit. He said that these funds will not only meet the requirement for the new railway projects but will also be utilised for those ongoing projects which will bring quick benefit to the railway system. He said that this arrangement of funds from LIC will be beneficial for both the organizations. Referring to Railway PSU IRFC, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that IRFC has now emerged as an important vehicle for channelizing investment for Railways.

In his speech, MD/LIC Shri Mainak described it as a Golden Day as LIC has found a partner in the Indian Railways which is a viable and sound organization for investing the long term funds available with LIC. MD/LIC offered continued support for Railway projects in future.

The LIC funds are available to the Railways at a rate of 30 bps over the 10-year benchmark yield. The tenor is 30 years with a moratorium of 5 years followed by payment of only interest from year 6 to year 10. From the 11th to the 30th year the loan will be repaid in equated instalments.

Advisor Finance, Railway Board, Shri P.V. Vaidialingam proposed the Vote of Thanks at the end of the programme. Ms. Namita Mehrotra, Executive Director Finance (Resource Mobilization) Railway Board, conducted the proceedings of the programme.

PIB

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All India Demands Day on 13.10.2015 – AIRF

Observance of “All India Demands Day” – 13th October, 2015

 

This 91st Annual Convention of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, held at Jodhpur(NWR) from 3-5 October, 2015, after reviewing all the situations, has decided to intensify the struggle of the AIRF, and as a first step, to observe 13th October, 2015 as “All India Demands Day” through processions/dharnas, mass rallies, mass meetings demonstrations, etc. all over Indian Railways to put pressure on the government on the following legitimate long pending demands of the Railwaymen

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi – 110055

No.AIRF/03

Dated: October 4, 2015

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Observance of “All India Demands Day” – 13th October, 2015

This 91st Annual Convention of All India Railwaymen’s Federation, held at Jodhpur(NWR) from 3-5 October, 2015, after reviewing all the situations, has decided to intensify the struggle of the AIRF, and as a first step, to observe 13th October, 2015 as “All India Demands Day” through processions/dharnas, mass rallies, mass meetings demonstrations, etc. all over Indian Railways to put pressure on the government on the following legitimate long pending demands of the Railwaymen:-

(i) Publish the report of the VII CPC without any further delay.

(ii) Remove ceiling of Rs.3500 p.m. and pay enhanced PLB to the Railwaymen well before Durga Pooja.

(iii) Inclusion of All Railway employees in pension and family pension schemes irrespective of their date of appointment

(iv) Scrap proposal of inducting FDI/PPP in the Railways.

(v) Scrap report of the High Level Railway Restructuring Committee, constituted under the chairmanship of Dr. Bibek Deb Roy.

(vi) Resolve all the outstanding demands of the Railwaymen.

Reports of observance of “All India Demands Day” day should be sent to AIRF Office on the same day through email.

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

Source: AIRF

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Reckoning of GP 4600 as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS

Reckoning of GP 4600 as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS

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

No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 9
Dated: 16/09/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning of GP 4600 (PB-2) as entry Grade Pay for Graduate Engineers (Drawing) for the purpose of MACPS-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM item no. 18/2011.
(ii Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20/06/2011 (RBE No. 93/2011)
(iii) Discussions held by NFIR with the MS/FC in the meeting held on 19/05/2015

The issue of placement of Graduate Engineers (Drawing) joined railways prior to 01/09/1998 came up for discussion in the separate meeting held between the Federations and the Board (MS/PC) on 19/05/2015. During the meeting following key points were emerged:-

In a Production Unit like ICF, there are 11 Graduate Engineers. These were recruited prior to 1998 in the pre-revised Scale of Pay of Rs. 5500-9000.
These Engineers were promoted to the pre-revised Scale of Pay of Rs. 6500-10,500 through normal promotion and a few through LDCE.
Since LDCE quota for promotion to pre-revised Scale of Rs. 6500-10,500 was very limited, only a couple of persons were accommodated and the remaining persons were promoted through normal promotion against promotion quota.
Federation also desires to highlight a peculiar case of Shri Karthikeyan. N of ICF. He was working as JE-II in the pre-revised Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 (required entry qualification is Diploma in Engineering only) during the period 1992 to 1996. Since he was holding Engineering Degree he was subsequently recruited against DR Quota in the V CPC Pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 on 11/12/1996. However he was treated as holder of entry Grade Pay Rs. 4200/- only from the date of his appointment.

2. Although in the meeting held on 19/05/2015 with the Railway Board (MS & PC) the discussions were inconclusive, the Federation did mention that those Drawing cadre staff recruited with the entry qualification of B. Tech were allotted incorrectly the Pay Scale of 5500-9000 (6th CPC/GP 4200/) instead granting them the 5‘“ CPC Pay Scale of 6500-10,500 (6th CPC GP 4600/-). To remedy this anomalous situation, it was suggested that in the case those Engineering Graduates (Drawing), they be reckoned as holders of entry GP 4600/- – PB-2 for the limited purpose of MACP duly appropriately modifying the Board’s letter dated 20th June 2011 for covering all such cases.

As another meeting date has not yet been fixed, the issue continues to remain unresolved. It is also relevant to place on record that while some Engineering Graduates benefited on account of induction against LDCE quota, the similarly placed Engineering Graduates who got appointed against promotion quota vacancies of Rs. 6500-10,500 (5th CPC) have not been covered for the purpose of MACP on the pretext that they were not inducted in pay scale of Rs. 6500-10,500 against LDCE Quota. This anomalous situation needs to be rectified for ensuring equal treatment to all the Engineering Graduates of Drawing cadre whether reached pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 through promotion or through LDCE quota.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to reconsider their decision and see that all Engineering Graduates of Drawing cadre are granted MACP duly treating them as holders of entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- (PB-2).

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaih)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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NFIR: Disadvantages caused due to Bio-toilets introduced in the passenger coaches of Indian Railways

NFIR: Disadvantages caused due to Bio-toilets introduced in the passenger coaches of Indian Railways

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

No.II/34/Pt.12

Dated: 10.8.2015

The Member Mechanical,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Disadvantages caused due to Bio-toilets introduced in the passenger coaches of Indian Railways reg.

 

The concept of bio-toilets in passenger carrying coaches was given shape by the Railway Ministry some time in the year 2011 when in a few coaches of’ passenger carrying mail/express trains, the bio-toilets were first introduced. NFIR understands that the Railway Ministry plans to fit bio-toilets in all passenger coaches by 2021.

 

Federation has been receiving number of complaints from the C&W Staff on malfunctioning vis-a-vis disadvantages of the bio-toilets. In this connection, NFIR having gone into the complaints received from the C&W Staff, noticed the following problems which may cause serious health hazards to staff.

 

The bio-toilet system is very sensitive. It has more than 100% chances of choking even with a bit of ‘Pan Gulka’ spitted in the toilets by the passengers knowing or unknowingly if not flushed properly by the passenger in the moving or stationary trains. Choking in these toilets also takes place due to throwing of Napkins, Cigarette buds, Gutka Pouch, Ladies pads, Plastic Water Boltles or their covers, liquor boltles and garbage of food stuff by the passengers resulting toilet pans and leading to public complaints. This situation has been causing tremendous pressure on staff for no fault of theirs.

 

The ball-valve provided which should function to drain out the waste to the ground by operating a connected pedal, never works due to faulty design. It is also reported that designs differ from one manufacturer to another, causing problems in procurement of spares.

 

The RDSO designed simplified standard mechanism to operate the ball valve be not compatible with old designs.

 

It has been further complained that improper trials of revised versions/modifications before implementation has been the real problem in procurement of spares and has been creating confusion among the Supervisors and Staff in the course maintenance.

 

The C&W Supervisors and staff working in pit lines have been facing lot of inconvenience during under gear maintenance, examing brake beam, brake block hanger, brake shoe assermbly, brake blocks, Safety wire rope & their pins, bogies frames and also facing serious inconvenience in piston stroke brake cylinder which faces tank of quite a big size and leaves narrow gap.

 

Bio-toilets required inspection & maintenance to ensure working of Ball-Valve & its operation linked with p-trap and Hose Connector, mounted and fitted in the narrow gap of the top surface of the tank and trough floor of the coach. C&W Engineers and Staff have been put to lot of difficulties during maintenance and have been subjected to more physical mental stress in day-to-day working. While working are being compelled to inhale foul smells emanating from the choked tanks containing human waste and have started acquiring diseases.

 

The process of draining out or the choked tanks generates unbearable filthy smell creating inconvenience to other technical staff working on other under gears and at times diverts their attention and Compels to ignore the necessary safety repairs due to bad work environment.

 

At present we have this system only on 10% of the coaches, causing serious problems. ‘The height of the problems can be measured when 100% coaches will have this system and will it be possible for staff to function? The C&W Supervisors and Staff are reported to have become like human scavengers. It is worth-mentioning that the Government of India had banned scavenging in the year 1993 consequent to the directions given by the Apex Court through various judgements.

 

Federation has further been given to understand that as per Railway Board’s guidelines effluent test is required to be conducted to over 5% population of each type of coaches at an interval of 3 months and is to be conducted by the expert laboratory Staff. Unfortunately, the Railway Authorities, instead of using Lab Staff for the said purpose, have been pestering C&W Staff to collect effluent from Bio-Tanks for conducting test in some Depots like Gwalior, despite the fact that this job is not related to C&W staff.

 

Federation notes with disappointment that the ‘Bio-toilet’ system introduced on the I.R. is claimed to be environment friendly but it is not so. particularly for the C&W Supervisors & Technical Staff of Mechanical Department.

 

NFIR, therefore. requests the Railway Board (MM) to kindly see that thorough review is conducted before proceeding further for introducing Bio-toilets in coaches.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-

(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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NFIR: List of Holiday Homes on Indian Railways

List of Holiday Homes on Indian Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W)2012/WE-2/3

New Delhi, dated 03-07-2015.

General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(as per mailing list enclosed)

Sub:- List of Holiday Homes on Indian Railways
Ref: E(W)WE2/3 dated 06.06.2012

With reference to above, the holiday home facility is available as per details as follows:-

Railway Location No. of Suites (Group wise) Competent authority/official with Telephone no.
A B C D
WCR Maihar

(Dist.Satna)

02 02 DRM(P), JBP Division,

WCR (Phone – 55726, Fax -2620489)

This may be circulated amongst all officers and staff of your Railway/Unit

Source: NFIR

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Comparison of Group ‘B’ Posts between Railways and Central Government Departments

Comparison of Group ‘B’ Posts between Railways and Central Government Departments

A mild comparison of Group ‘B’ employees working in the Railways and other Central Government Departments as per the Census of 2001 and 2008. The Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association(IRTSA) submitted an additional memorandum to 7th Pay Commission recently. The report is highlighted the situation of Group ‘B’ posts in Railways in last 14 years. We just reproduced the matter briefly for your information…

Meagre number of Group ‘B’ posts in Railways

Every department of central Government are increasing the number of gazetted posts for effective & efficient governance, Railways are not doing so inspite of huge need of it on Administrative & functional justifications and requirement thereof.

According to Census of Central Government employees published by Ministry of Labour, between the year 2001 and 2008 number of Group-B employees have increased to the tune of 35.65% from 1,59,517 to 2,47,822 despite of reduction of total number of employees to the tune of 24.5% from 38,76,395 to 31,11,610.

Census of CG Employees 2008
Source: IRTSA

Click here to view the complete memorandum submitted to 7th Central Pay Commission by IRTSA

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