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New Railway Time Table Effective from 15.8.2018

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New Railway Time Table Effective from 15.8.2018

Ministry of Railways will be releasing its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” effective from 15th August, 2018

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways will be Releasing New All India Railway Time Table (Train at A Glance) With Effect From 15th August 2018

In addition to The “Trains at a Glance”, All Zonal Railways will also be Releasing their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables

The Ministry of Railways will be releasing its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” effective from 15th August, 2018. In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways will also be releasing their respective Zonal Railway Time Tables (5 Zonal time tables in all, each Zonal Time Table comprising 3-4 Zonal Railways) which will also come into effect from 15th August, 2018. The new Trains at a Glance will also be available w.e.f. 15th August, 2018 on Indian Railways’ official website i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in.

Important highlights of the new time table are as follows:

Overview

Indian Railways runs about 3500 reserved trains which include Gatiman Express, Rajdhani Express, Humsaafar Express, Tejas Express, Duronto Express, Antyodaya Express, Garib Rath Express, Shatabdi Express, Sampark Kranti Express, YUVA Express, Janshatabdi Express and other types of Express trains. This is in addition to about 4600 Passenger and 5000 EMU trains. The volume of passengers carried daily is about 2.22 million.

In addition, more than 36000 Special train trips were run during 2017-18 to clear extra rush and meet passenger demand. About 500 coaches were permanently augmented in about 300 trains to increase the carrying capacity.

III. Proliferation of new train services:
In the year 2017-18, 90 number of new services was introduced, 43 number of services were extended and increase in frequency of 9 number of services was done. In the current year upto 15.08.2018, 35 number of services have already been introduced, 28 number of services have been extended and increase in frequency of 5 number of services have been effected.

Till date, 23 Humsafar Express trains, 10 Antyodaya Express trains, 1 Tejas Express, 1 Uday Express which have already been introduced have been incorporated in the new Time Table. In addition, 1 Antyodaya Express train, 2 Tejas Express, 2 Uday Express trains still to be introduced have also been included.

After a review of lie over periods of rakes at destinations it was noticed that rake utilization can be further improved. The review revealed that rakes of trains that were having lie overs at the terminals can be utilized for providing new services, extending existing services and increase the frequency of some trains. Accordingly 24 new trains, 66 extension of trains and 4 increase in frequency of trains which have already been started using the lie over rakes have been incorporated in the new Time Table w.e.f. 15.08.2018.

IV. Replacement of conventional Passenger trains with MEMU/DEMU: The short distance passenger trains especially having reversal enroute are being replaced by Mainline Electric Multiple Units (MEMUs) & Diesel Electric Multiple Units (DEMUs). In the year 2017-18, 57 number of conventional passenger services have been replaced by MEMUs/DEMUs thereby increasing the overall mobility of the system. In the current year, 50 conventional services have already been replaced by MEMU/DEMU upto 15.08.2018 and 50 more conventional services are planned to be replaced by 31.03.2019.

Corridor blocks: To provide sufficient time for the maintenance of the fixed infrastructure like track structure, signalling gears, overhead equipments, it has been planned to ensure provision of fixed corridor blocks. Zonal Railways have incorporated traffic corridor blocks of 2.5 to 3 hours duration in the new Working Time Table w.e.f. 15.08.2018. In the WTT 2018, the duration of corridor blocks is about 292 hours more than the corridor blocks available in WTT 2017.

VI. Mega blocks: In addition, 4 to 5 hours mega block has also been worked out in different sections of each Division on one day of the week (preferably Sunday) to carry out major maintenance works. In these mega blocks, all maintenance works including civil, over head traction (OHE), signal & telecommunication will be undertaken by pooling of resources to achieve maximum output. This will not only improve the reliability of the assets but also enhance the passenger safety. Mega blocks on more than 95% sections in all the Divisions of Indian Railways have been incorporated in the new time table. The intimation of mega block planned for Sunday is to be conveyed to Railway Board by Tuesday. In case mega block is availed, Zonal Railways may allow 2 hours corridor block on 3 alternate days in the week.

Charting at booked speed: The charting of trains having MPS of 110 Kmph has been carried out at 105 Kmph to the extent possible to reflect actual running. This will further help in improving the punctuality of the trains. The Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Tejas, Gatimaan, Humsafar, Garibrath, Duronto & Antyodaya Express trains having MPS of 130 Kmph have however been charted at 130 kmph.

Efforts to improve punctuality of late running trains: A careful analysis of the reasons for loss of punctuality has been carried out for trains regularly running late and necessary changes in the time table have been incorporated to improve punctuality.

IX. Replacement of conventional rakes by LHB rakes: To provide more safe and comfortable journey the conventional rakes are being replaced by LHB rakes. In the year 2017-18, 49 number of conventional rakes have been replaced by LHB rakes. In the current financial year, 48 rakes have already been replaced by LHB rakes upto 15.08.2018 and 66 more rakes are planned to be replaced by 31.03.2019.

Rationalization of terminals: To avoid criss-cross movement at important stations, the terminals of important trains have been changed. In the current financial year, terminals of 23 number of trains have been shifted. 12 trains in NR, 5 trains in NCR, 1 trains in ECR, 1 train in NWR & 4 trains in SCR have been shifted.

XI. Bye passing of terminals to avoid reversal: To streamline the operations by avoiding reversal, 20 trains have been shifted to adjacent terminals. In the current financial year, the terminals of 4 trains in SECR, 7 trains in WCR, 2 trains in ECoR, 5 trains in SER & 2 trains in NCR have been shifted.

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Rest Rules for Running staff of Indian Railways

Rest Rules for Running staff of Indian Railways – Directions regarding serving of call book may be pended

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. E(LL)/2009/HER/1

New Delhi, dated:.02.08.2018

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways, PUS,
Metro Kolkata and RDSO Lucknow.

Sub: Rest Rules for running staff.

Reference para 4 of the Board’s letter of even number dated 17.07.2018 regarding serving of call book upon running staff only after completion of 16 hours rest at Headquarter and after completion of 8 hours rest at outstation.

2. The matter has been deliberated upon in detail by the Board. The Board desires that in view of paucity of running staff on the Railways, aforementioned directive of the Board may be pended till adequate number of running staff becomes available to fill up the vacancies and the issue will then be suitably reconsidered by Board.

3. This is issued with the approval of Board (MT, MS, CRB).

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Ms. Manju)
Jt. Dir/E(LL)
Railway Board

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Payment of leave salary to Running Staff in 7th CPC

7th CPC Leave salary to Railway Running Staff

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(P&A)II/2016/F.E.2/5

New Delhi, dated 25.07.2018

The General Secretary
NFIR,
3,Chelmsford Road
New Delhi – 55

The General Secretary
AIRF
4,State Entry Road
New Delhi -55

Sir,

Sub: Payment of leave salary to Running Staff in 7th CPC.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX, dt. 13.02.2018 and No.I/3/Part I, dated 04.04.2018 and AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/55(141), dated 09.06.2018 on the above subject and to state that the matter is under examination in Board’s Office.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board

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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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Issue of Medical ID Card to Retiring Employees

Retiring Employees – Issue of Medical ID Card

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card

New Delhi dated: 30.07.2018

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

Sub: Issue of Medical ID Card to Retiring Employees.

Ref: Railway Board letter No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card dated 08.06.2018.

with reference above, board (ms, FC & CRB) have approved that Identity card to the retiring employees and its dependent shall be issued at the time of retirement or before (effective from the next day of retirement) by the respective personnel department.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate finance of Transformation cell of railway board.

(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell

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Railways : Inclusion of a Parent as well as Medical Attendant in Special Passes issued on medical grounds

Inclusion of a Parent as well as “Medical Attendant” in Special Passes issued on medical grounds in favour of minor children of railway employees.

RBE No.:104/2018

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No: 77

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2015/PS5-1/1

New Delhi, dated 03.08.2018

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

Sub: Inclusion of a Parent as well as “Medical Attendant” in Special Passes issued on medical grounds in favour of minor children of railway employees.

In the PNM/AIRF Meeting with Board, the Federation had raised the issue regarding non-inclusion of a parent in the Special Passes issued for outstation medical treatment of children of railway employees due to absence of necessary provision in the extant Pass Rules.

2. The issue has been examined in detail and in order to obviate the difficulties in such cases, it has been decided with the approval of the Competent Authority to incorporate the following provision in Schedule VII (Special Passes) of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition- 1993) as item No.5 (below Note of Item No.4) under Column 3. ‘Entitlement/facilities’ :-

“5. In case of minor children (i.e. boys under the age of 15 years and girls under the age of 18 years), if referred to outstation hospitals for medical treatment, Special Passes in favour of
(i) railway servant or his/her spouse,
(ii) minor child requiring treatment and
(iii) a Medical Attendant (who may be a family member or dependent or any other person) will be issued.

The pass will ordinarily be issued for the class of entitlement of the railway servant on privilege account or in higher class, if otherwise admissible under these rules.”

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

(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt.(Welfare)-1
Railway Board

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Regarding Policy on Drunkenness on Duty – NFIR

Regarding Policy on Drunkenness on Duty – NFIR

No. IV/Safety/A

NFIR

Dated: 30/07/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Policy on ‘Drunkenness on Duty’-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 29/2018 – discussed in the PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 10th/11th May , 2018.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. 2001/Safety-I/23/4 dated 27/11/2001.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. 2009/Safety(DM)/6/12/Committee dated 02/11/2012.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.2009/Safety(DM)/6/12/Committee dated 20/052014 addressed to the Federation.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. 2009/Safety(DM)/6/12/Committee dated 18/04/2017.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. IV/Safety/A dated 09/06/2014, 12th July 2017 & 07/08/2017.
(vii) Railway Board’s letter No. 2009/Safety (DM)/6/12 Committee dated 01/06/2018.

During discussions in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 10th/11th May, 2018, Federation handed over a copy of letter dated 09/11/2017 issued by the General Manager, South Central Railway to DRMs regarding holding of 2′1 Breath Analyzer Test. The Official Side accordingly agreed to issue appropriate clarification to all Zonal Railways in the matter. In this connection, Federation takes note that the Railway Board vide letter dated 01/06/2018 has issued clarification to the Zonal Railways.

The Federation has since learnt that the PCEE, South Central Railway vide letter dated 16/07/2018 has made reference to the Railway Board citing Board’s letter dated 01/06/2018, seeking clarification which in fact not needed and has also made some unnecessary suggestions. The PCEE, S.C. Railway has in fact suggested to include “issuance of major penalty charge sheet” to the crew when found positive in BA test while “signing off”, which action is unfortunate. A copy of PCEE/SCR’s letter dated 16/07/2018 is enclosed for reference.

Citing Board’s instructions dated 15/10/2014, attempt has also been made by S.C. Railway to introduce the concept of Aptitude test in the channel of promotion of Loco Pilot (Goods) to Loco Pilot (Pass) on the pretext of SPAD cases. An objectionable suggestion has also been made to remove Running Staff (LP/ALP) involved in SPAD from the running cadre and absorb them in other Department. At the same time, there is another suggestion made by S.C. Railway to take up nominated Loco Inspector under D&AR whose Loco Pilot is involved in alleged SPAD.

In the above context, NFIR desires to convey to the Railway Board that:-

3.1   Railway Board’s instructions dated 01/06/2018 are sufficient to address the issues.

3.2  The suggestion for holding Aptitude test again to the Loco Pilot (Goods) for promotion to Loco Pilot (Pass) will not produce better results, on the other hand lead to staff demoralization. There is therefore no need to disturb the extant policy.

3.3 The suggestion of taking away LP/ALP involved in SPAD from running cadre is imprudent and will contribute for avoidable problems. Instead resorting to such negative methods, a realistic assessment on incidents happened and effective motivation involving organized labour representatives is needed.

3.4 On the suggestion to take up nominated Loco Inspector under D&AR, whose Loco Pilot has passed signal at danger, Federation desires to state that it is like punishing Director of IAS Academy, who had imparted training to an IAS Probationer in the Academy few years ago, on Law and Order situation where the trainee after gaining experience failed to control the Law and Order situation. It has been unheard that the Director of IAS Academy has been punished for the failure of a District Magistrate. If Railway Board attempts to issue such an instruction, in that event Sr.DEEs/Sr.DMEs and CMEs/CEEs should also be taken up in cases of SPAD wherever taking place. Federation fails to understand as to why CLIs/LIs are to be made scapegoats, for the errors/mistakes (bonafide or otherwise) committed by. Loco Pilots. Such steps would be unethical, unprofessional, highly irregular and grossly illegal. Therefore, the suggestion made by the PCEE/SCR is not proper.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly address the issues duly taking into consideration, the Federation’s views. A separate meeting with PED (Safety) may also be convened to enable to the Federation to explain its views more elaborately.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Procedure for Direct Recruitment in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix)

Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) – Procedure-regarding

RBE No. 102/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2008/RR-I/33 (3010339)

RBE No. 102/2018

New Delhi, dated 18.07.2018

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) – Procedure-regarding.

The non-materialization of full panel despite all out efforts made by the Railway recruiting agencies has been engaging the attention of the Board. Accordingly, the procedure for recruitment from open market in Level-1 was reviewed and following decisions taken with respect to different instructions issued from time to time:-

i) Para I (ii) of instructions contained under RBE No. 138/2014 dated 10.12.2014 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) should be 02 (two) times the number vacancies”.

In modification of above, the number of candidates to be called for PET should now be 03 (three) times the number notified vacancies.

ii) Para 3 of instructions contained in RBE No. 73/2008 dated 17.06.2008 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Document Verification (DV) shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies”.

In modification of above, henceforth, the number of candidates to be called for DV shall be twice the number of notified vacancies.

iii) Para 2 of instructions contained in RBE No. 06/2014 dated 10.01.2014 stipulates that “no replacement panels are to be given against non-joining of selected candidates”.

In modification of the above, it has been decided that the panel will now be formed to the extent of the notified vacancies with a standby panel of 50% of the notified vacancies. In case the main panel plus stand-by is also exhausted and still there is a shortfall vis-a-vis notified vacancies, the recruiting agency may further go down in the list of candidates which meet the requirement of minimum qualifying marks in their respective community for conducting PET(If needed) and DV/ME to the extent of shortfall community-wise. This may be done till the demand from the concerned Railway administration w.r.t indent placed and vacancies notified is fully met. These provisions shall be subject to currency of the panel.

2. The above guidelines will also be applicable to recruitment notification published under centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-

(Neeraj Kumar)
Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

7th CPC PAY MATRIX TABLE

LEVEL 1 TO 5 (GRADE PAY 1800 TO 2800)

PB-1 (5200-20200)
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200
2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900
5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900
9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000
10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100
11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200
12 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400
13 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600
14 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
15 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
16 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400
17 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800
18 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200
19 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600
20 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100
21 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600
22 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200
23 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800
24 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500
25 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200
26 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000
27 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800
28 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700
29 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600
30 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600
31 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700
32 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800
33 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000
34 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300
35 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600
36 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000
37 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500
38 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000
39 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600
40 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300

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NFIR: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX

Dated: 19/07/2018

Shri Ashwani Lohani,
Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff – Summary Record note of discussions held on 04th and 05th January 2018 and meeting held between the Board (MS, FC, DG/P) and Federations on 10th March, 2018.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s file No. E (P&A) II/2013/Rs-14.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX dated 12/01/2018 & 07/02/2018 to Secretary, Railway Board, copy endorsed to EDPC-I and ED (IR), Railway Board.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part. IX dated 16/04/2018 addressed to CRB & copy enclosed to MS, FC, DG(P) etc.

During discussions on some important staff issues on 06th June, 2018 and thereafter, you have assured that the Railway Board would revise the kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff satisfactorily very soon, taking into account the NFIR’s proposal seeking revision at Rs. 648.

In this connection, I request you to kindly appreciate that the abnormal delay in obtaining the concurrence of Ministry of Finance for revision of kilometrage allowance rates has been causing disappointment among Running Staff. I further bring to your kind notice that while revision of various Allowances has already been granted from 1st July, 2017, this particular case of revision of kilometrage rates for Running Staff is continued to remain pending even after lapse of one year.

I therefore, request you to kindly intervene to see that concurrence of Ministry of Finance is obtained at the earliest for revising the kilometrage rates of Running Staff with retrospective effect. A line in reply is solicited.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges

Revision of Advance Reservation Period for Running of Suvidha Trains and Special Trains on Special Charges

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

Commercial Circular No.37 of 2018

No.TC-II/2910/2013/Dynamic pricing/C

New Delhi, dated: 12.07.2018

The Principal Chief Commercial Managers
All Zonal Railways

The Managing Director,
CRIS, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi.

The Chairman & Managing Director,
Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation.,
11th floor, B-148, Statesman House,
Barakhamba Road, N.Delhi-110001

Sub: Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges.

REF: 1. Commercial circular no. 30 of 2015 dated 21.05.2015.
2. Commercial circular no. 33 of 2015 dated 02.06.2015.
3. Commercial circular no. 40 of 2015 dated 01.07.2015
4. Commercial circular no. 03 of 2018 dated 12.01.2015

In continuation of above instructions, Ministry of Railways have decided that the currency of above instructions regarding revision of Advance Reservation Period for running of all Suvidha Trains and Special Trains on Special Charges to 120 Days and applicability of normal refund rule even in Suvidha Trains shall be extended for another period of one year i.e. from 15.7.2018 to 14.07.2019.

2. Zonal Railways may review the scheme on held yearly basis to assess the effectiveness of the scheme.

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

sd/-
(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

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

Other IRCTC Latest updates…

COMMERCIAL CIRCULARS OF 2018
Link of Circular Subject
CC-38 Discounted fare in Shatabdi trains from Ahmedabad to Vadodara
CC-37 Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges
CC-36 Booking of FTR trains/coaches online through single window booking system by IRCTC
CC-35 Earmarking of accomodation in pantry car of Rajdhani Express trains for different category of staff.
CC-34 Earmarking of dedicated berth/seat for IRCTC Manager in trains.
CC-33 Acceptance of digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by train.
CC-32 Revalidation of Photo identity cards of Accredited Press Correspondents.

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Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix)

Procedure-regarding Railway Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.102/2018
New Delhi, dated. 18.07.2018

No. E(NG)II/2008/RR-1/33 (3010339)

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) – Procedure-regarding.

The non-materialization of full panel despite all out efforts made by the Railway recruiting agencies has been engaging the attention of the Board. Accordingly, the procedure for recruitment from open market in Level-1 was reviewed and following decisions taken with respect to different instructions issued from time to time:-

i) Para 1 (ii) of instructions contained under RBE No. 138/2014 dated 10.12.2014 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) should be 02 (two) times the number vacancies”.

– In modification of above, the number of candidates to be called for PET should now be 03 (three) times the number notified vacancies.

ii) Para 3 of instructions contained in RBE No. 73/2008 dated 17.06.2008 lays down that “the number of candidates called for Document Verification (DV) shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies”.

– In modification of above, henceforth, the number of candidates to be called for DV shall be twice the number of notified vacancies.

iii) Para 2 of instructions contained in RBE No. 06/2014 dated 10.01.2014 stipulates that “no replacement panels are to be given against non-joining of selected candidates”.

– In modification of the above, it has been decided that the panel will now be formed to the extent of the notified vacancies with a standby panel of 50% of the notified vacancies. In case the main panel plus stand-by is also exhausted and still there is a shortfall vis-a-vis notified vacancies, the recruiting agency may further go down in the list of candidates which meet the requirement of minimum qualifying marks in their respective community for conducting PET (if needed) and DV/ME to the extent of shortfall community-wise. This may be done till the demand from the concerned Railway administration w.r.t. indent placed and vacancies notified are fully met. These provisions shall be subject to currency of the panel.

2. The above guidelines will also be applicable to recruitment notification published under Centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neeraj Kumar)
Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

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Engagement of staff against posts of Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments of Railway Electrification organization by re-engagement of retired personnel and by engagement on contract basis.

Re-employment of retired personnel and engagement on contract basis in Railway against posts of Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments of Railway Electrification organization

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff
New Delhi, dated: 13.07.2018

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

Sub: Engagement of staff against posts of Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments of Railway Electrification organization by re-engagement of retired personnel and by engagement on contract basis.

Ref: 1. No. 2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff dated 13 .07.2018
2. PCPO/CORE letter No. E/Gaz/CORE/Policy dated 22.06.2018

In view of the difficulties being experienced by Railway Electrification (RE) Organizations due to shortage of technical manpower, Board (ME, MTR, MS, FC & CRB), has approved the following:
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1. Filling up of posts of technical manpower, at Level-6 and Level-7, in Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments of Railway Electrification organization is permitted by re-engagement of retired employees as a first preference. The re-engagement of retired employees may be done with the approval of respective PHOD in RE organization. Extant guidelines including the ones contained in Letter no. E(NG)-11/2007/RC- 4/CORE/ I dated 16.10.2017 may be followed.

2. Only if retired employees are not available, filling up of posts of technical manpower, on contract basis against non-promotional quota against Level-6 and Level-7 posts, in Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments of RE organization is permitted except SSE/JE (Signal) on terms and conditions enumerated in Annexure enclosed.

2.1 This scheme is launched on experimental basis and is valid for two years from the date of issue of this letter.

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

DA: Annexure in 2 pages

(Anand S. Khati)
Exeutive Director
Establishment (G)
(Umesh Balonda)­
Executive Director
Transformation Cell

Annexure to Rly Board L. No. 2018/Trans Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff dtd 13.07.2018

Terms and conditions for filling up of posts of technical manpower, on contract basis against Level-6 and Level-7 posts, in Engineering, Electrical and S&T departments (Except SSE/JE (Signal)) of Railway Electrification (RE) organization:

1. These engagements should be done with the prior approval of respective PHOD in RE organization subject to fulfillment of eligibility & other conditions governing such engagements.

2. Educational Qualifications and Age Limit of such contract engagements should be in accordance with those prescribed for direct recruitment.

3. These contract engagements should be made against clear vacancies (against non­ promotional quota) for a maxi mum period of one year or availability of a regularly selected candidate, whichever is earlier. Suitable break should invariably be given between successive contracts (if any).

4. The selection process and selection criteria may be decided with the concurrence of PFA in consultation with PCPO and approval of General Manager.
Such engagements should be made by screening, based on the selection criteria approved by General Manager, by a selection committee of JAG officers nominated by respective PHOD, including one officer from concerned department (ie. Engineering or Electrical or S&T) and one from Personnel department.
The engagements should be made by inviting applications and the advertisement should be published in local and national newspapers and also put on Railway website(s).

5. Representation of SC/ST and OBC categories as per vacancies reserved for them should be ensured as per extant guidelines in force.

6. Candidates will have to undergo medical examination (as applicable for direct recruitment for SSE/JE of Engineering/Telecom/Electrical department) and will be considered for contract engagement only if they are found medical l y fit. Medical fitness will be examined by nominated Railway hospital.

7. The candidates recruited on contract basis will not be entrusted with the duties of quality certification, safety certification, Stores in-charge, certification of measurements in Measurement Book and the like. However, they may assist the regular Railway supervisors in these works and in performance of other day to day duties. Detailed duty list may be drawn by RE organization.

8. The candidates recruited on contract basis may be given training/orientation in rules, regulations and practices related to safety, technical and other areas before they are deputed on work. Period and content of such training/orientation may be determined by respective PHOD/CHOD i n consultation with PCPO/CPO(RE organization) but should not be less than I 0 working days. After completion of training/orientation, the candidate should be adjudged for suitability/competency before deputing him on field job.

9. The candidates recruited against Level-7 posts may be designated as Senior Technical Associate (RE/Works or RE/P-way or RE/OHE or RE/PSI or RE/Tele, etc.) and the candidates recruited against Level-6 posts may be designated as Junior Technical Associate (RE/Works or RE/P-way or RE/01-IE or RE/PSI or RE/Tele, etc.).

10. Duty pass may be provided for stretch of the journey involved on duty. They may be entitled to IInd Class ‘A’ duty pass.

11. The contractual staff may be permitted off on Sundays and National Holidays. However, they may be called for duty on any day including Sundays and National Holidays for which Compensatory Rest may be given later. In addition, Contractual staff may be granted two days leave for each completed month of engagement in Rail way. The accumulated leave will lapse as soon as the contractual period is over and cannot be carried over to next contract (if any).

12. The contract may be terminated by either side by giving one month ‘s notice. The performance monitoring of contractual appointees must be done on regular basis and those who are unable to discharge the duties or who fail to perform as per expectations of the administration, may be given 30 days notice and their contract terminated. However, in case of gross negligence/misconduct/irregularities, the engagement may be terminated with immediate effect.

13. The engagement on contract basis will not confer any right to claim for regular absorption/extension in the Railway.

14. Applicants working in Govt./PSU will have to provide NOC at the time of application and resign from their present organization on their engagement.

15. All statutory requirements shall be complied with by Rail ways.

16. It should be a full time contract and their remuneration should be on monthly basis as given here under:

Monthly remuneration for technical manpower of Engineering, Electrical
and Telecom recruited on contract in RE organization (in Rupees)
Level (7th Pay Commission)
against which recruited
Class of city in which posted
‘Z’ class ‘Y’ class ‘X’ class
Level -6 25000 27000 30000
Level -7 32000 34000 37000

17. They may be paid Daily Allowance when on tour as admissible, at the rate of Rs.500/-.

18. Any other condition as considered essential in line with any other policy governing such engagements may be considered/included with the approval of PCPO, PFA and GM.

Source: Indian Railways

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New ticket confirmation process in Railways

Ministry of Railways

New ticket confirmation process in Railways

A tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking as well as during Passenger Name Record (PNR) enquiry of waitlisted ticket. The tool has been developed using the algorithm of Machine learning.

The machine learning model has been developed using the waitlisted PNR data of past 2 years. This model creates the pattern for the various waitlist scenarios and predicts the probability for the future date journey. Currently this feature is integrated with Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) website only. In IRCTC website this feature is operational w.e.f. 13 June, 2018 as under:-

When the user is doing the booking transaction, and if the status of accommodation availability of the inputted journey is waitlisted, then the user can check the probability of confirmation. At the time of PNR enquiry of waitlisted ticket, the user can check the probability of confirmation. As far as trends of confirmation chances and cancellation chances probability is concerned, it is informed that it varies depending upon peak and lean periods, type of trains like short distance trains, long journey trains, trains with limited stoppage, etc.

In the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS), confirmed berths/seats are allotted on first come first served basis till the availability and thereafter Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC)/Waiting List tickets are issued. The status of RAC/Waiting List tickets get automatically updated against the cancellation of confirmed berths/seats and also against release of unutilised reservation quotas.

To facilitate those passengers who have to undertake journey at short notice and to save such passengers from the clutches of unscrupulous elements/touts, Tatkal scheme of reservation is available where the accommodation becomes available for booking on the previous day of journey from train originating station. Further, with a view to providing confirmed accommodation to waiting list passengers and to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme known as Alternate Train Accommodation (ATAS) known as “VIKALP” was introduced as a pilot project in November, 2015. This scheme has been expanded to cover all type of train on all sectors from 01.04.2017. For this facility, waiting list passenger has to give an option at the time of booking of ticket & passengers with waiting list status at the time of preparation of first reservation charts are shifted to other trains, subject to availability of vacant accommodation.

In the computerized PRS there is already a provision to permit cancer patients and their attendants travelling on concessional tickets issued in exchange of concession certificate, to directly access Emergency Quota at the time of booking itself. Maximum number of berths/seats out of the Emergency Quota in a train, which can be accessed by Cancer patients and their attendants in Sleeper, is 4 and 2 each in AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier, AC 2 tier and First Classes. In addition, separate Cancer Patient Quota has also been defined in some identified trains. Moreover, instructions are also there that in case requests are received for confirmation of berths out of emergency quota from patients who have to undertake journey for checkup like cancer treatment and dangerous ailments which cannot be postponed due to compelling circumstances, the same should be considered by quota controlling authority as per extant norms so as to accommodate to the extent feasible after satisfying themselves of the genuineness of travel.

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

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Corrigendum to Engagement of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants Digital Office Assistants on contract basis against the vacant posts of Stenographer/PAs

Corrigendum – Hiring of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants/Digital Office Assistants on contact basis – Railway Board order

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2018/Transf. Cell/Mech./Contractual Staff
Dated: 04.07.2018.

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

Sub:. Corrigendum to Engagement of Data Entry Operators/Executive Assistants Digital Office Assistants on contract basis against the vacant posts of Stenographer/PAs.

Ref: This office letter even No dated 03.07.2018

Para 3 of the letter under reference should be read as under:-

Para 3 The entry level of Stenographers is level-4. Accordingly, the remuneration of such, contractually engaged staff should be worked out in the same way as that of JE engaged on contract basis (as per letter No. 2018/Trans./Cell/S&T/Contractual Staff dated 16.03.2018) based on the work assigned to such contractually engaged stenographer/data entry operators/ Digital Office Assistants”.

General Managers, are however free to decided the remuneration in level-4 in consultation with PCPO & PFA on the basis of work which can be assigned to them.

Sd/-
(A.K. Chandra)
Executive Director
Transformation

No.2018/Transf. Cell/Mech./Contractual Staff

New Delhi dated: 04.07.2018.

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers

Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers

RBE No. 85/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)I/2012/PM 5/1

New Delhi, dated June 11, 2018

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & PUs.
(as per standard list)

Sub: Norms/ Procedure for future promotion in the unified cadre of Track Maintainers.

Attention is invited to provisions contained in item (f) of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.10.2014, which is reproduced below: Track Maintainers Promotion

The pay of the staff promoted against the vacancies from the date of restructuring orders will be fixed on profarma basis as per Rule 13 of RSRP Rules with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of the basic with the usual option for pay fixation as per extant rules. The actual payments will be made from the date of taking over charge of the higher grade post.

Reports have been received that the above provision is not being implemented in its proper perspective on some of the Zonal Railways.

The aforesaid provision is hereby reiterated. Necessary action may please be taken for proper implementation of the instructions.

(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director II/E(NG)I
Railway Board

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Railway Order – Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

Incentive-Scheme-Railway-Employees

GOVERNMENT Of INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

Dated:09.07.2018

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

Sub: Incentive Scheme for Railway Employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(A.K.Chandra)
Executive Director
Transformation

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Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers

Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2018/Trans Cell/Health/Consultation Fee

New Delhi, dated: 10.07.2018

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

Sub: Consultation fee for medical aid to passengers
As per para 628 of IRMM, a Railway doctor attending a passenger afflicted, with sudden illness or injury (other than as a result of a railway accident in which case it is the duty of the Railway administration to provide free medical attendance and treatment facilities) is allowed to recover a consultation fee at the rate of Rs. 20/- irrespective of the grade of the attending Medical Officer.

It has been decided by Board (MS, FC and CRB) that the Consultation fee for above purpose be revised from Rs. 20/- to Rs. 100/-. The rest of the para 628 of IRMM will remain unchanged.

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

(Rajesh Gupta)
Executive Director/Transformation

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AIRF: Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota

Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)I/2011/PM 717

New Delhi, dated: June 27.2018

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation,
(AIRF) 4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi- 110055.

Sub: Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota to those Technicians initially appointed as Technician-III on compassionate grounds – (PNM/ AIRF Item No.25/2011 and PNM/NFIR Item No.38/2015- agenda sent to Railway Board on 11.06.2015) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Item No.25/2011 of PNMI AIRF and Item N0.38/2015 of PNM/NFIR on the above subject and to state that the matter has been further deliberated upon in the light of the last round of discussion with both the Federations in the respective PNMs. It may be recollected that while AIRF have expressed their reservation on Board’s proposal sent to both the Federations for comments vide letter of even number dated 16.03.2015, NFIR have completely rejected the same. In view of this, it was decided that Board’s proposal referred to above may be dropped and status-quo may be maintained. The Federation were informed accordingly vide letter of even number dated 28.03.2016.

It is felt that both the Federations should encourage those who are appointed on Compassionate Grounds as Trainee Artisans to appear in RDAT, so that they have a formal qualification, which would be better for their own future also.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: AIRF

 

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

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

Railway-Mutual-Transfer

NFIR

RBE No. 99/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

New Delhi, dated 06.07.2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

DA: As above

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

Source: NFIR

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Ministry of Railways approves digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train

Ministry of Railways

Ministry of Railways approves digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train

Ministry of Railways approves digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by Train

06 JUL 2018

The issue regarding accepting Aadhaar and Driving Licence as valid proof of identity when presented from digital locker account of the passenger has been examined by Ministry of Railways and it has been decided that while undertaking journey in a train, if a passenger shows the Aadhaar/Driving Licence from the ‘Issued Documents’ section by logging into his/her DigiLocker account, the same should be considered as valid proof of identity. It is, however, clarified that the documents uploaded by the user himself/herself (i.e. the documents in ‘Uploaded Documents’ section) will not be considered as a valid proof of identity.

At present, the following proofs of identity are considered as valid for undertaking journey in any reserved class of Indian Railways :-

I. Voter Photo identity card issued by Election Commission of India

II. Passport

III. PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department

IV. Driving License issued by RTO

V. Photo identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government

VI. Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their students

VII. Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph

VIII. Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph

IX. Unique Identification Card-Aadhaar, m-Aadhaar & e-Aadhaar

X. Photo Identity cards having serial number issued by Public Sector Undertakings of State/Central Government, District Administrations, Municipal bodies and Panchayat Administrations

XI.    In case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) & Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photographs and Nationalized Bank Passbook with Photograph are also accepted

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