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Brief of the meeting held on 07.12.2018 with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

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Brief of the meeting held on 07.12.2018 with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

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

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: December 8, 2018

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Sub: Brief of the meeting held on 07.12.2018 with Hon’ble Minister for Railways

Dear Comrades,
Yesterday I met Hon’ble Minister for Railways and shown our anguish against the inordinate delay in resolving the problems of the Railwaymen at an earliest. We have also mentioned about the discussions held with the Railway Board on 4-5 December, 2018 and our decision of “Work To Rule”.

He had given positive response and called the Member Staff and Financial Commissioner(Railways), Railway Board, telling them to resolve the problems of the Railwaymen at an earliest, including implementation of four grade structure, in the ratio of 10:20:20:50, in case of Trackmen/Track Maintainers, revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff, Restructuring of the IT Cadre, etc. etc. The meeting was held in a very cordial atmosphere and Hon’ble MR had appreciated the sentiments of the Railwaymen organized under AIRF.
This is for your information.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Pending burning issues of the Railwaymen

The undernoted burning issues have been time and again brought to your kind notice for early redressal thereof because non-redressal of these issue is causing serious deep sense of discontentment among the Railway Staff……

1.Implementation of four grade structure in the ratio of 10:20:20:50 in case of Trackmen/Track Maintainers – As you are very well aware that, the Joint Committee on Package and Career Progression of Trackmen had, unanimously recommended to grant four grade structure to the category of Trackmen/Track Maintainers in the ratio of 10:20:20:50 with a view to facilitate advancement prospects to this ever neglected category of the staff who are directly involved in safe train operation by maintaining railway track. Despite assurance given by the Railway Board, during the course of discussions in Railway Board PNM with AIRF, that, orders would be issued within a couple of days to implement the said four grade structure, final outcome is still awaited, due to which serious resentment is brewing among the Trackmen/Track Maintainers.

2.Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff – This issue has also been deliberated at length at several occasions, but unfortunately, Railway Board’s instructions to this effect are yet to be issued. The Running Staff, both Loco & Traffic, are seriously concerned due to inordinate delay in revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff because on previous occasions the revision used to be done just after implementation of recommendations of the successive Central Pay Commissions.

I would, therefore, seek your personal intervene, so that, revision of the rates of the aforesaid allowances is done without any further delay.

3.Restructuring of the IT Cadre – Information Technology has gained paramount importance in all walks of the life. While IT Cadre was formed in the Indian Railways more than a decade ago, but there is still some confusion in regard to dysfunction and Human Resource Management. Railway Board had issued instructions for Cadre Restructuring of IT Cadre (Ref.No.2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9 dated 18.04.2017(RBA No.45/2017), No.2017/AC-II(CC)/37/7 dated 29.06.2017 and No.2017/AC-II/37/9 dated 29.12.2017), but unfortunately, an impracticable condition was imposed to surrender all the vacant posts in the cadre, whereas, in Cadre Restructuring of other categories, only number of posts of Matching Money Value were surrendered and not the entire vacant posts. We have been regularly pursuing this issue, and the present Financial Commissioner, Railway Board, also assured to take necessary action in the matter, but final outcome is still awaited.

I would, therefore, request that, this issue should also be looked into on priority and revised orders issued early.

I sincerely hope that, the above issues would definitely be given due attention and necessary instructions shall be issued without any further delay, keeping in view the discontentment brewing among these vulnerable categories of the Railwaymen.

Source: AIRF

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Extension of retirement age of Doctors- Travel Entitlements

Extension of retirement age of Doctors- Travel Entitlements: Railway Board RBE No. 184/2018

Government of India / भारत सरकार
Ministry of Railways / रेल मंत्रालय
(Railway/Board). (रेलवे बोर्ड)
RBE No. 184/2018

No. F(E)I/2018/AL-28/72
New Delhi, dated 30.11.2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Extension of retirement age of Doctors- Travel Entitlements reg.

In terms of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)1-2016/RT~16, dated 20/09/2018 & 17/10/2018, doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors-under the Ministry of Railways has been provided opportunity to serve the Government upto 65 years under certain conditions on their exercising the option of posting to a clinical post.

In this connection, it has been decided that those doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways who transferred to clinical duties on attaining the age of 62 years will carry their travel entitlements in the same manner as it was prior to such extension.

Sd/-
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

No. F(E)1/2018/AL-28/72
New Delhi, dated 30.11.2018

Copy to Deputy Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Railways), Room No.222, Rail Bhavan, New Delhi (40 spares).

for Financial Commissioner/Railways.

No.F(E)1/2018/AL-28/72
New Delhi, dated 30 11.2018.

Copy forwarded to Principal Financial Adviser, All Indian Railways, Production Units etc.

Sd/-
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance.(Estt),
Railway Board.

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

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Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres

Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres: Railway Board Order

भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD

No. 2018/TransCell/ProcessReforms

New Delhi, Dated: 27.11.2018

The General Manager
All Indian Railways

Sub: Grant of honorarium for delivering lectures in Zonal Training Schools/Centres.

Honorarium payable to visiting lecturer/faculty for delivering lectures to trainees in Zonal Training Schools/Centres as laid down in Board’s Letter No E(G)2009HO 1-24 dated 29.10.2009 has been reviewed and Board (MS, FC & CRB) have, in supersession, approved that the rates of honorarium may be revised as indicated below:

(a) Rs 2500/- per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 5000/- per week to Officers of Railway/Central/State Governments ordinarily of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government and reputed academicians/special invitees.

(b) Rs 1250/ – per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 2500/- per week to JAG/ SG Officers of Railway/Central/State Government.

(c) Rs 1000/- per day for lectures of 2 hours duration subject to a maximum of Rs 2000/- per week to other gazetted/non gazetted officials of Railway/Central/State Government other than those mentioned in para (a) and (b) above.

It may be noted that not more than 15% of the total training sessions organized by the Zonal Training Schools/Centres should be covered by the lectures by the visiting faculty. This restriction should be strictly followed.

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

(A.S.Khati)
Executive Director/E(G) & Transf

(Jeetendra Singh)
Executive Director/EE/Transf
27.11.201 8

No. 2018/Trans/01/Policy
New Delhi, dated: 27-11-2018

1. PFA, All Indian Railways
2. The ADAI (Railways), New Delhi
3. The Director of Audit, All Indian Railways

(Sanjeeb Kumar)
Executive Director/Accounts/Transformation

Copy – As per list enclosed

honrarium-for-delivering-lectures-in-railways-training-school
Source: Railway Board

 

 

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Issuance of Special Passes on Medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment in outstation Hospitals

Special Passes for Medical Treatment – RBE 178/2018

Issuance of Special Passes on Medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment in outstation Hospitals: Railway Board Order

RBE No. 178/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W)2015/PS5-2/4

New Delhi, dated 16.11.2018

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

The Chief–Medical Directors
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Issuance of Special Passes on Medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment in outstation Hospitals.

It has been brought to the notice of Board that difficulties are being faced by serving/retired railway employees & their family members due to the present practice or issuing of Special Passes on medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment. Such passes are being issued just a few days before the due date of visit to specialized hospitals located in outstations. Due to this practice, the beneficiaries of such Special Passes are unable to secure confirmed advance reservation.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Health Dte. of the Ministry of Railways. Keeping in view the fact that the beneficiaries of such passes are normally those who are suffering from serious ailments like cancer, renal failure, heart ailments, etc. and in order to facilitate securing of advance reservation for them, it has been decided to stipulate the following procedure for issuing of Special Passes [under Schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition 1993) for follow-up medical treatment:-

(i) The Competent Medical Officer in the Railway Hospital will issue necessary prescription on the basis of follow-up visit advice recorded by the outstation Hospital, as and when approached by the beneficiary, without waiting for the due date for follow-up visit to come nearer. In the said prescription, the period of travel validity (which is to be endorsed on the pass) must be indicated clearly, which shall be one week i.e. 7 days before and 21 days after the clue date of visit. For example, If a beneficiary has to reach a Hospital in Mumbai for follow-up treatment on 8th December 2018, the Medical Officer concerned should write in the prescription: “Special Pass valid for travel from 1st Dec, 2018 to 29th Dcc, 2018 may be issued.”

(ii) The PASS Issuing Authorities, on the basis of Aforementioned prescription and recommendation will issue Special Pass upto 5 months in advance endorsing thereon the travel validity period as “Valid for travel from __/__/_____ to __/__/_____” (i.e. the dates as recommended in the prescription).

3. Moreover, representations are also being received in Board’s office. from the beneficiaries of Special Passes issued on medical grounds complaining of delays in issue of such passes. In this context, the Railways are directed to sensitize the concerned pass issuing officials to issue the Special Passes on medical grounds on the very same day of receipt-of the application in case of serious ailments and at the most, next day in all other cases.

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

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

Source: Railway Board

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

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

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

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

New Delhi, dated: 12.11.2018

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

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

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

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

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

Hindi version will follow.

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

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Reiteration of GP 4800/5400 (level-8/level-9) as apex promotional grade in stenographers cadre in Field offices (including Zonal Railways) as per extant provisions

GP 6600 to Stenographer Issue – No Provision in Pay Structure – Railway Board Orders

“Reiteration of GP 4800/5400 (level-8/level-9) as apex promotional grade in stenographers cadre in Field offices (including Zonal Railways) as per extant provisions”

“No provision for a grade in pay structure higher than GP Rs.4800/5400 (Level 8/Level 9) in field offices including zonal Railways”

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. PO-VI/392

RBE No. 176

No. PC-VI/2018/Misc/05

New Delhi, dated: 13.11.2018

The GMs/ CAOs (R),

All Zonal Railways & Production Units

(As per mailing list)

Sub: Reiteration of GP 4800/5400 (level-8/level-9) as apex promotional grade in stenographers cadre in Field offices (including Zonal Railways) as per extant provisions.

Proposals are being received from Railways/ Production Units for upgradation of Stenographers cadre by granting GP 6600/- in PB-3 (6th CPC scales) to senior PSs-I in the Railway/ Unit.

2. In above context, it is hereby clarified that in terms of the extant rules/position such a grade in GP Rs.6600/- is not available/ sanctioned in the category of Stenographers on zonal Railways (Field Offices). Further, based on the recommendations of Pay Commissions and decisions of the Government/Railway Board, there is no provision for a grade in pay structure higher than GP Rs.4800/5400 (Level 8/Level 9) in field offices including zonal Railways. Any local Office Order wherever issued by any Railway contrary to this established position is irregular and is to be withdrawn immediately under intimation to this office.

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

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Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016

Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016

NFIR

No. 1/2/Part IV

Dated: 13/11/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Availability of option for fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, in context of RS (RP) Rules, 2016-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B.-Pt. I dated 06/01/2017.

(ii) Railway Board’s reply vide letter No. PC-VII/2017/U/7 dated 31/03/2017.
(iii) DoP&T’s O.M. No. 13/02/2017-Estt. (Pay-I) dated 28/08/2018.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/I/6/2 dated 20/09/2018.

While thanking the Railway Board for its letter dated 20/09/2018 giving one month’s time from the date of issue of Board’s letter, Federation feels disappointed to state that the Board’s order giving opportunity to exercise option for fixation of pay from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post and method of fixation of pay from DNI, if opted for, under RS (RP) Rules, 2016 have been issued to the Zonal Railways, unfortunately these orders have not been circulated by the Zonal Railways and the Divisions to the field units with the result the staff are unable to exercise option in time. NFIR suggests that in such orders the time for exercising option should be atleast 90 days from the date the instructions are circulated by the DRMs/Unit incharges to enable the staff to avail the option opportunity.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly issue corrigendum to order dated 20th September, 2018 (RBE 142/2018) clearly mentioning that the period of 90 days will count from the date these orders circulated by the Divisional/Units Administration so as to enable the staff to exercise option. Copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Process to accept/reject GST TDS-Credit

Process to accept/reject GST TDS-Credit – RBA No 120 /2018

GOVERNMENT O1 INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBA No. 120 /2018

GST Circular No. 45 /2018

No. 2018/AC-II/1/46

15th November, 2018

Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units

Sub:- Process to accept/reject GST TDS-Credit.

GSTN portal has come up with a functionality to accept or reject GST-TDS summary, as deducted by Railway’s PSU customer, In this regard, Railway Board’s GST Consultants have prepared a process flow which is attached for information and necessary action. CRIS will place a MIS report which will contain Principal Railway wise, Customer GSTIN wise summary data in the GST manual utility, which may be relied upon to accept the GST-TDS that is residing in Principal Railway’s GSTIN. In case the difference between the CRIS report and the figure that is getting reflected in the Railway’s GSTIN is substantial, then the data needs to be rejected and necessary, follow-up action needs to be taken for recovery of the TDS amount from the Railway Customer.

Necessary feedback on the above may be sent to Railway Board’s office in email v.prakash@nic.in, so that a comprehensive review may be done for any follow-up action required.

(V.Prakash)
Jt.Director/Accounts
Railway Board

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

Fixation of pay in terms of Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 with an extra increment

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No. PC-VI/ 391

RBE No. 175/2018

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

New Delhi, dated: 12.11.2018

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

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

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

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

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

Hindi version will follow.

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

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Provision of GP 42001- in PB-2/Level 6 of 7th CPC to the Dressers/OT Assistants working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units

NFIR

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

Dated: 24/10/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Provision of GP 42001- in PB-2/Level 6 of 7th CPC to the Dressers/OT Assistants working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units – reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM IItem No. 11/2017.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B./Part I dated 07108/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IVNFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B./Part II dated 12/03/20l8.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/R-U/35 dated 19/04/2018 addressed to GS/NFIR duly enclosing copy of Railway Board’s O.M. No. PC-VII/2016/R-U/35 dated 12/04/2017sent to (Dep of Exp).

Kind attention of the Railway Board is invited to the minutes of NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on l0th/1lth May,2018, pertaining to Agenda Item No. 1812018, wherein the Official Side conveyed that after finalization of revision of entry pay of Dressers (proposal presently being pursued with MoF), this demand can be looked into. Though five months passed, unfortunately no progress has been made relating to grant of entry pay of GP 2000/Level-3 in respect of Dressers/OT Assistants working in the Rai lway Hospitals/Health Units.

In this connection, Federation desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, (the nodal Ministry), has since approved restructuring of the cadre of Operation Theatre in one of the Hospitals vide letter No. V-17020118912018-INI-II dated 7th September, 2018 as follows:-

(i) OT Technician: Entry Level Scale of Pay (PB-2+GP 4200/Pay Matrix Level-6).
(ii) Sr. Technician OT (on promotion from GP 4200) to be placed in PB-2+GP 4600.
(iii) Sr. Technician OT is eligible for promotion as Technical Officer (OT) in PB-2+GP 5400. (iv) The Technical Officer (OT) GP 5400 is eligible for promotion as Sr. Technical Officer (OT) in PB-3+GP 6600.

Federation suggests that the Railway Board may consult the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for formulating structure for allotment of GP 4200 in favour of Dressers/OT Assistants.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to take necessary action at the level of Ministry of
Health & Family Welfare.

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

Source: NFIR

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Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e. f 01.10.2018

Minimum rates of wages & variable dearness allowance – RBE No. 169/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 169/2018

No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1

New Delhi dated: 05.11.2018

The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e. f 01.10.2018.

A copy each of Orders No. (1) 1/38(1)/2018-LS-II, (ii) 1/38/(2)2018, LS-II, (iii) No.1/38/(3)/2018- LS-lI, (iv) No.1/38/(4)2018 LS-II (v) No.1/38/(5)2018-LS.II (vi)1/38/(6)/2018-LS and (vii) 1/38(7)/2018- LS-II dated 28.09.2018 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Agriculture (ii) Gypsum Mines, Barytes Mines, Bauxite Mines, Manganese Mines, China Clay Mines, Kyanite Mines, Copper Mines, ClayMines, Magnesite, Mines, White Clay Mines, Stone Mines, Steatite Mines (including the mines producing Soap Stones and Talc), Ochre Mines, Asbestos Mines, Fire Clay Mines, Chromite Mines, Quratzite Orarts Mines, Silica Mines, Graphite Mines, Felspar Mines, Laterite Mines, Dolomite Mines, Red Oxide Mines, Wolfram Mines Iron Mines Ore Mines, Granite Mines,Rock Phosphate Mines, Hematite Mines Marble and Calcite Mines, Uranium Mines, Mica Mines, Lignite Mines, Gracel Mines , Slate Mines and Magnetite Mines (iii) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabting work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines (iv) Stone mines (v) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Svavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (vi) Watch and Ward (With arms) and (vii) Loading and unloading in (i) Goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (ii) 0ther goods-sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments; (iii) Docks and Ports; And (iv) passengers goods and Cargo Carried out at Airports ( Both International and Domestic). The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2018.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

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

(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment (L.L)
Railway Board

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NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

NFIR letter to Railway Board Regarding LARSGESS

No. 11/34/2018-Part 1

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dated: 09/11/2018

Dear Sir.
Sub: LARSGESS-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015/RT-43 dated 26/09/2018 (RBE No.150/2018).

(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 27/09/2018 addressed to Hon’ble MR, copy to CRB, MS etc.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2015./RT-43 dated 28/09/2018 (RBE No. 151/2018).
(iv) NFIRs letter No. II/34/2018-Part I dated 03/10/2018.
(v) GS/NFIR’s personal discussion with CRB on 25/10/2018.

Kind attention is invited to GS/NFIR’s letter of even number dated 03rd October, 2018 to CRB (copy enclosed).

The subject was also discussed with the Member (Staff) by NFIR on 25th October, 2018 and explained the need for issuing instructions to GMs to appoint the wards of safety category staff who have already been selected prior to 27/10/2017. The MS has assured to take appropriate initiative and reach CRB for decision.

NFIR, therefore, requests the CRB to kindly see that orders are issued by Railway Board for appointing those selected wards of safety category staff early. As already requested by the Federation, CRB and Railway Board may kindly take conscious decision with regard to continuance of LARSGESS keeping in mind the reality that the Indian Railways is unique, complex and un-comparable with any other system and at times, decisions are required to be taken by Railways in larger public interest and equally safety of staff belonging to critical safety categories.

Yours faithfully,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others

Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others – Railways

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

No. E(NG)II/2017/RC-1/23

New Delhi, dated 05.11.2018

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation
New Delhi

Sub: Acquiring of requisite qualifications by Trainees in -IS Pay Band and others
Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even No. dated 19.7.2018

Federations had been requested vide above reference albeit on a slightly different matter to impress upon the candidates who did not have the requisite minimum educational qualification for appointment in the Railways but were appointed in -IS Pay Band to acquire the requisite qualification in a reasonable period. Reports received shows that while many candidates have been able to acquire such qualifications, there remain some such ‘Trainees’ who are yet to acquire these qualifications.

Federations may appreciate that acquiring of minimum educational qualification is necessary for the career prospects of such Trainees’ and is an important aspect of human resource development. Therefore, a request is again made to impress upon such ‘Trainees’ make sincere efforts and acquire the requisite minimum qualification. It may be mentioned that there are many Open Schools which provide such opportunities.

2. While on the subject, it is also mentioned that a large number of compassionate ground appointees are taken into Railway service initially as trainee artisans who, after completion of 3 years prescribed period of training, are absorbed in regular technician category but they do not have any formal Certificate. It is suggested that it may be worthwhile to encourage such employees to appear in the NCVT examination conducted by the respective RDATs along with the Act Apprentices. This will enable them to have a formal qualification recognized outside also. Needless to say that this will be purely informal and their regularization as Technician-III shall not be incumbent upon passing such examination.

Your suggestions in this regard are welcome.

(Manoj Pande)
Additional Member (Staff)
Railway Board

Source: http://www.airfindia.org

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AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

AIRF requests Railway Board about Safety of the Railway employees

No.AIRF/24(C)

Dated: 5th November, 2018

The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Safety of the Railway employees

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Yours faithfully

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : http://www.airfindia.org

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Designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to clinical posts

Re-designation of Railways Doctors after attaining the age of 62 years: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 171/2018

No. E(P&A)I-2016/RT-16

New Delhi Dated: 01.11.2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to clinical posts.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20.09.2018.

The designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to a clinical post after attaining the age of 62 years are given in S.No. 2 of Annexure ‘C’ of Board’s instructions of even number dated 20.09.2018. In supersession of these designations, the revised designations are as under:

Re-designations after the age of 62 years
Apex Scale – Principal Consultant/ Health
HAG Scale – Chief Consultant/ Health
SAG Scale – Sr. Consultant/ Health
Below SAG – Consultant/Health

(N.P.Singh)
Jt. Director Estt. (P&A)
Railway Board

 

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Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers – Railway Board Order

Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers – Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 166/2018

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/31

New Delhi, Dated: 25.10.2018

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

Sub:- Discontinuation of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers (SSEs).

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2008/PM1/15 dated 03.09.2009 which inter alia lays down that 20% of the vacancies in Group ‘C’ posts of Senior Section Engineer(SSE) in Civil Engineering, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal & Telecom and Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments will be filled by direct recruitment.

This provision of direct recruitment in the post of SSEs has since been reviewed by Board. It has been decided to provisionally discontinue direct recruitment in the post of SSEs. This decision will be reviewed after one year. Therefore, all direct recruitment in all technical supervisory categories for the present be only in the post of Junior Engineers (JEs). Vacancies of SSEs may accordingly be added to those of Junior Engineers (JEs) for the purpose of direct recruitment.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(M.M. Rai)
Jt. Director/E(NG)II
Railway Board

No. E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/31
New Delhi, Dated 25.10.2018

Source : indianrailways.gov.in

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Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2017-2018.

Ad-hoc bonus to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for 2017-18 without any wage eligibility ceiling : RBE No. 170/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2018/Bonus-1
RBE No. 170/2018

New Delhi, dated 31.10.2018

The General Managers/CAOs (R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing list).

Subject : Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2017-2018.

The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2017-2018, without any wage eligibility ceiling. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs.7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01.04.2014 vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure)’s OM No. 7/4/2014/E.III9A), dt. 29th August, 2016.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-

a) Only those Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel who were in service on 31.3.2018 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2017-18 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

b) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/- (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs.7000 x 30/30.4 = Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-)

c) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

d) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc/Non-PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.

e) All the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

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

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

(N.P. Singh)
Jt. Director/Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board

Source: indianrailways.gov.in

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Child Care Leave (CCL) – Railways

Clarification on Child Care Leave – Railway Board

Removal of the limit of 22 years in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 162/2018

New Delhi dated 17.10.2018

No. E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8

The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Child Care Leave (CCL) – reg.

In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided that the limit of 22 years in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 551 (E) of Chapter-5 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I be removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.

2. This order shall take effect from 13th June, 2018.

3. There is no change as regards other terms and conditions of this leave.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Source: Railway Board

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7th CPC: Clarification on admissibility of Charge Allowance in Indian Railways

7th CPC Charge Allowance – Railway Board Orders

Clarification on admissibility of Charge Allowance in Indian Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/8

New Delhi, dated: 25.10.2018

The General Manager/PCPOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units,

Sub: Clarification on admissibility of Charge Allowance in Indian Railways

Consequent to implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC, various references have been received from Zonal Railways regarding admissibility of Charge Allowance in the CPC pay structure and grant of benefits like DA, HRA etc. on the same.

2. In this context, it is informed that the issue of admissibility of Charge Allowance in 7th CPC pay structure is presently under examination in Department of Personnel and Training.

3. In view of the same, it is informed that any clarifications regarding Charge Allowance can only be issued by Board’s office once guidelines in this matter are issued by DoPT.

sd/-
(Jay Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Mutual Transfer involving employees working in two different grades

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

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

New Delhi, Dated: 26.10.2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

(Prabhash Kumar)
EDE(N)
Railway Board

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