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Recommendations of 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) at revised rates to IRMS Officers

Recommendations of 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) at revised rates to IRMS Officers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No.PC-VII/30
No.PC-V/2017/A/NPA/1

RBENo.82/2017
New Delhi, dated 04/08/2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Recommendations of 7th CPC – Grant of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) at revised rates to IRMS Officers.

Please refer to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/A/O/I(NPA), dt 22.09.2008 (RBE No.122/2008) regarding the existing rates of Non-Practising Allowance (NPA) admissible to IRMS Officers and as provided for in para 9 of the schedule for RS(RP) Rules,2016, dt. 02.08.2016 (RBE No.93/2016), the question of revision of rates of allowances (except Dearness Allowance) based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission were to be notified subsequently and separately.

Until then, all allowances were required to be paid at the existing rates in the existing pay structure (the pay structure based on 6th Pay Commission) as is if the pay has not been revised w.e.f. 1st January,2016. Accordingty, NPA was,also required to be paid at the existing rates specified in the aforesaid Board’s letter dt.22.09.2008 (RBE No.122/2008).

2. The decisions of the Government, on the revised rates of various allowances based on the recommendations of the 7th central Pay commission. and in the light of the recommendations of the Committee under the Chairmanship of the Finance Secretary, constituted for this purpose, have since been notified.

3. Accordingly, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of the existing rates of NPA as contained in the aforesaid Board’s letter dt.22.09.2008, the NPA shall now be paid at the rate of 20% of the basic pay in the revises pay structure in vogue based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, as contained in the RS (RP) Rules 2016 subject to the condition that the sum of basic pay and NPA does not exceed Rs.2,37,500 (Rupees two laskh thirty seven thousand and five hundred only). The following conditions shall regulate the grant of NPA under these orders:

(i) The term “basic pay” in the revised pay structure shall mean “basic. pay” as defined in Rule 3(x) RS (RP)Rules,2016, i.e., “basic pay” in revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed level in the Pay Matrix.

(ii) The NPA shall continue to be treated as pay for the purpose computation of Dearness Allowance and other allowances, except those allowances in respect of which the applicable orders provide othenruise, including calculation of retirement benefits. Dearness Allowance under these orders shall mean dearness allowance as sanctioned by the Central Government from time to time in the 7th Pay Commission Related pay structure.

(iii) NPA shall continue to be restrieted to those medicalpests for which medical qualifications recognised under the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956 or under the Dentist Act, rc+A have been prescribed as an essential qualification. The Following conditions shall also be fulfilled as hitherto:

(a) The Post is a clinical one.

(b) The Post is a whole time Post

(c) There is sample scope for private practice, and

(d) lt is necessary to prohibit private practice in public interest.

4. The revised rate of NPA in terms of these orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017.

5. This issubs with the concurrence of Financei oi etomte of Ministry of Railways.

6. Hindi version of these orders will follow

{ Authority : MoF’s OM No. 12-2/2016-EIII.A, dt.7th July,2017}

(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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Revision of the rates of Cycle Maintenance Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations

7th CPC Allowances Order – Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 40
RBE No. 93/2017

No.F(E)I/2017/AL-7/1
New Delhi, dated 11.08.2017

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

Sub: Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to the above mentioned allowance and in supersession of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated 18.09.2008 , the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- to Rs. 180/- per month under Rule 1606 of IREC (Vol.II)-2005 Edition and the provisions contained in Railway Ministry’s decision below this rule.

2. The admissibility of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e. daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant in receipt of Cycle. (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:

(i)For journeys within a radius of 8 kilometres from the usual place of duty. No T.A
(ii) For journeys beyond a radius of 8 Kms. But not exceeding 16 Kms. From the place of duty.
(a) If the destination point falls within the local jurisdiction No T.A
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction T.A. admissible under normal rules provided the journey is performed other-wise than on a cycle.
(iii) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 Kms. From the usual place of duty T.A. admissible under the normal rules

(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training, or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Railway servant in receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle. or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.

3. The Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a Railway Servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents.

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

5. Hindi Version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

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Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC

Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC

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

No.IV/NAC/7th CPC/2016
Dated:10/08/2017

The Secretary (E), Railway Board, New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Anomaly in Pay Matrix levels of 7th CPC.

NFIR brings to the kind notice of Railway Board the anomaly arisen due to non-grant of 3% of pay towards annual increment, pursuant to implementation of 7th CPC pay matrix levels as explained below:-

(a) Clause (c) of terms of reference of the National Anomaly Committee says that the Official Side and Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 7th CPC itself without the commission assigning any reason, constitutes an anomaly.

(b) The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding Annual Increment are as follows:

(i) 7th CPC Report – Highlights of recommendations-

Annual Increment- The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%.

(ii) 7th CPC Report Forward:-

Para 1.19- The prevailing rate of increment is considered satisfactory and has been retained.

(iii) 7th CPC Report – Chapter 4.1-Principles of pay determination –

Para-4.1.17 -The various stages within a pay level moves upwards at the rate of 3% per annum.

(iv) 7th CPC Report -Chapter -5.1 -Pay structure (Civilian employees)

Para 5.1.38-Annual Increment.

“The rate of annual increment is being retained at 3%” Para 5.1.21-The vertical range of each level denotes pay progress within that level. That indicates steps of annual financial progression of 3% within each level.

However, contrary to the above principle laid down by 7th CPC, the actual increment rate in the following pay level of the pay matrix are less than 3% as illustrated in the following table.

S.No Pay level in The pay
level (Cell)
Basic pay in the revised scale Next above basic pay after adding 3% increment Next above basic pay after fixed as
per pay matrix
Amount of loss to the
employee
Actual increment rate 3%
1 12 24900 25647 25600 (Cell 13) 47 2.81
2 2 20500 21115 21100 (Cell 3) 15 2.92
3 9 27600 28428 28400 (Cell 10) 28 2.89
4 11 34300 35329 35300 (Cell 12) 29 2.91
5 10 38100 39243 39200 (Cell 11) 43 2.88
6 9 44900 46247 46200 (Cell 10) 47 2.89
7 13 64100 66023 66000 (Cell 14) 23 2.96
8 9 60400 62212 62200 (Cell 10) 12 2.98
9 18 87700 90331 90300 31 2.96
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(d) From the above table it can be concluded that:

1. The recommendations of 7th CPC regarding increment rate is in contravention of the principle or policy enunciated by 7th CPC, hence it constitutes an anomaly .

2. In many stages even though the increment rate shown is 3%, it is rounded off to next below amount causing financial loss to the employees.

3. In the 6th CPC, while calculating increment, if the last digit as one or above, it used to be rounded off to next 10. So in this pay matrix, if the amount is 10 and above, it should be rounded off to next 100.

NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to take necessary action for rectification of anomaly so as to ensure that the increment @ 3% of pay is granted to employees in whose cases where the actual amount is less than 3%.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source – NFIR

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MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels

N.F.I.R.
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.IV/MACPS/09/Pt.11
Dated: 10/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS anomaly as a result of implementation of 7th CPC Pay Matrix levels – reg.

NFIR gives below an illustration relating to no benefit in certain situations where the employee is granted MACP – rectification requested.

In the existing pay matrix the stages of pay are same in most of the levels such as level 2 & 3, 6 & 7 , 7 & 8 etc. In this situation, if an employee is upgraded under MACP from one level to another level, his pay will be almost (Exactly) same as he may have drawn even without receiving the benefit under MACP.

Illustration:

Existing pay level 7
Existing pay in pay level 7 (cell 11) 60400

MACP Pay level 8
MACP Pay fixed in level 8 (cell 10) 62200
Pay in level 7 with one inc. (Cell 12) 62200

The Federation requests the Railway Board to get the matter reviewed for ensuring adequate financial benefit as provided in Railway Board’s letter dated 10.06.2009 relating to the policy on MACP Scheme.

Federation may be replied on the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff @ 14.29%

NFIR congratulates Running staff for pay hike of Running Staff by 14.29%

NFIR

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

Dated: 08/08/2017

The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions ofNFIR
Brother.

MESSAGE

Congratulations to the Running Staff

Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and Pay Fixation for Running Staff (@ 14.29%)-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/RB dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 & 13/09/2016.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) II- 2015/RS-25 dated 14/09/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR.

Federation feels happy to report that the Ministry of Finance has cleared the proposal sent by the Ministry of Railways as a result of NFIR’s representations vide letters dated 04/08/2016, 23/08/2016 &.13/09/2016 for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29% in accordance with the MoF’s Resolution dated 25th July 2016. It has since been ascertained that the Railway Board has already started the process for issuing orders for hiking the pay of Running Staff by 14.29%.

Federation hopes that orders in this regard will be issued by the Board shortly.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

7th CPC Transport Allowance to Railway Employees

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. IV/NIFIR/7th CPC(IMPL)/Allowance 2016/Pt.I

Dated: 03/08/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Transport Allowance to Railway Employees – reg.

Ref: Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M. No.2115/2017-E III(B)
dated 71712017 & 210812017 .

In the Standing Committee Meeting of NC/JCM held at North Block, New Delhi on 2l/0712017, chaired by the Addl: Secretary (Expenditure), the Federation has pointed out the erroneous decision of the Government, reducing the existing entitlement rates of Transport Allowance to those staff in pay level 1 and 2 of the pay matrix and urged to rectify the same immediately.

Responding to the point raised by NFIR, the Ministry. of Finance. (Department of Expenditure) has since issued O.M. No.2115/2017-E.II(B) dated 2nd August,2017 that employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- and above in pay level 1 & 2 of the pay matrix shall be eligible for payment of Transport Allowance at Rs.3600/- plus D.A., thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the O.M. of even no. dated 07/07/2017 and at Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all other places with effect from 01/07/2017.

In the light of the MoF’s O.M., dated 02/08/2017, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding orders immediately, duly endorsing copy to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Revision of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered under New Pension Scheme (NPS) in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC

Revision of Additional Relief on death/disability of govt servant under NPS in 7th CPC: Railway Board Order RBE No. 78/2017

PC-VII No. 28/2017

RBE No.: 78/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2016/F(E)III/1(1)/7
New Delhi, Dated : 31.07.2017

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

Subject: Revision of Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered under New Pension Scheme (NPS) in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 7th CPC – reg.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No. 28/03/2017-P&PW(B) dated 30th May, 2017 on the above cited subject is enclosed for information and compliance.

These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Rules 38, 49, 50 and 54 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, mentioned in DOP&PW’s O.M. correspond to Rules 55, 69, 70 and 75 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 and Railway Services (Extrordinary Pension) Rules, 1993 respectively. The DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009, referred to in their aforesaid O.M. dated 30.05.2017 has been circulated on the Railways vide this office letter No. 2008/AC-II/2 1/19 dated 29.05.2009.

2. Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

D.A.: One.

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Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment in 7th CPC Pay Matrix Level l: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 73/2017
No. E(NG)II/2017/RR-1/12 (3192238)

New Delhi, dated 27.07.2017

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

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC.

Attention is invited to instructions issued, vide this Ministry’s letter under RBE No. 129/2013 dated 09.12.2013, laying down qualification for recruitment of staff from open market to posts in Pay Band-1 of Rs. 5200-20200 having Grade Pay- 1800/- (now Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC), through all modes, against direct recruitment quota as 10th pass or ITI or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT.

2. The qualifications have further been reviewed and it has been decided by Board that the minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff in Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC (earlier Grade Pay Rs 1800/-) in Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical and S& T departments from open market, through all modes, will henceforth be as under:-

10th pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT
OR
10th pass plus ITI.

3. For all other departments of the Railways, the minimum educational qualification will continue to be the same as mentioned in para-1 above.

4. Cases already under process will continue to be dealt in terms of earlier instructions.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Director Estt.(N )-II
Railway Board

Source: Railway Board

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Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group B

Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group ‘B': Railway Board Order No. RBE No. 74/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 74/2017

No. E(P&A)II-2014/RS-22
New Delhi, dated:28.07.2017

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways
and Production Units.

Sub.:- Reckoning of pay element for fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts in Group ‘B’.

Eastern Railway and South East Central Railway had requested for a clarification whether 30% pay element will be reckoned for pay fixation of a running staff who has been selected to a Group ‘B’ post through selection/LDCE.

2. The issue has been under consideration in this office and it has been decided to clarify that the provisions regarding fixation of pay of running staff in stationary posts contained in Rule 25 (i)(d) of ‘The Rules for the payment of running and other allowances to the Running staff on the Railways 1981′ and paragraph 924 (i) (d) of IREM-I would also apply in the case of fixation of pay of running staff posted on promotion to the stationary posts in Group ‘B’ also.

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

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

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Flexi fare in Premium Trains

Flexi fare in Premium Trains

Railways regularly monitor earning and occupancy of all trains including trains under flexi fare scheme. Review of all existing schemes is a continuous and ongoing process to effect further improvement. Accordingly, an interim review of the flexi fare scheme has been made and the following changes were made with effect from 20.12.2016 :-

(i) 10% rebate in basic fare on vacant berths/seats after preparation of first chart in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains.

(ii) Tatkal quota has been reduced in flexi fare trains from maximum 30% to 10% of the total available berths.

(iii) Discounted fare has been offered in T. No. 12015/12016 New Delhi-Ajmer Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Jaipur-Ajmer and Ajmer-Jaipur and in T.No. 12007/12008 Chennai Central-Mysuru Shatabdi Express for the passengers travelling between Bengaluru-Mysuru and Mysuru- Bengaluru.

Operating cost of running of passenger services is increasing year after year resulting in adverse impact on profitability of passenger segment. Passenger segment is being cross subsidised by the freight segment. In order to generate additional revenues from passenger segment and reduce cross-subsidisation from freight, flexi fare system has been introduced with effect from 09.09.2016 in all classes of reserved accommodation except First AC and Executive class of premium segment trains (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) which offer faster transit time and higher level of amenities. Additional earnings of about `551 crore has been generated from the trains under flexi fare scheme (Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains) during the period from 09.09.2016 to 30.06.2017.

This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 26.07.2017 (Wednesday).

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Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

IRCTC News : GST on Catering Services

Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2012/TG.III/631/2

New Delhi dated 29.06.2017

The General Managers
All Indian Railways

The CMD/IRCTC
New Delhi

CMD/KRCL,
Navi Mumbai

(Commercial Circular No.44 of 2017)

Sub: Applicability of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services

The issue of implementation of Goods and Service Tax (GST) on Catering Services on Indian Railways has been examined in consultation of Finance Commercial Dte. of Railway Board. Accordingly, following are advised:-

1. The chargeable GST on catering services on railways is as under:-

(i) For static units not having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year- 12% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

(ii) For static units having facility of air conditioning or central heating at any time during the year-18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

(iii) For Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto and other Mail/Express trains -18% with full Input Tax Credit (ITC)

2. The above GST on catering charges is applicable w.e.f 01.07.2017.

3. The revised catering apportionment charges for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains and other similar type of Rajdhani trains where catering charges are inbuilt in ticket fare are as under:-

GST-RAILWAY-CATERING-SERVICE

4. In case of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto type trains where catering charges are part of the ticket fare, amount of GST is to be reimbursed to the service providers on submission of proof of deposit of the same with the appropriate Government Authority. However, in case of Mail/Express trains and other static units where catering services are provided on payment basis and the above taxes are collected directly from the passengers through cash memo, money receipts etc., Zonal railways /IRCTC shall ensure that the GST collect from the passenger are deposited with the concerned Authorities as per the guidelines /procedures laid down by the M/o Finance. To ensure the same zonal railways shall also obtain monthly proof of compliance of tax deposit by the service provides as per laid down procedures.

5. In case of other mail/express trains and static unit, the GST amount shall not be rounded off. In case of showing separate GST amount for CGST and SGST/UTGST in that case also GST amount shall be separately mentioned upto two decimal place. As regard rounding off of chargeable amount, after levy of GST on the total amount it shall be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

6. In addition to the above, GST on catering services of other premium trains like Tejas, Gatiman, Shivalik etc. shall be levied @ 18%. Accordingly, necessary changes in the catering apportionment charges shall be advised by the Zonal Railways to CRIS.

This issue with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

sd/-
(Smita Rawat)
Exe. Director (T&C)
Railway Board

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Shri Shivagopal Mishra extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances

Shri Shivagopal Mishra extended thanks to the Government for restoring 34 allowances

SHRI MISHRA ALSO THANKED THE GOVERNMENT FOR RESTORING 34 ALLOWANCES, PARTICULARLY FROM THE RAILWAYS 12 ALLOWANCES

A.I.R.F

Press Release

General Secretary, All India Railwaymen’s Federation and Secretary, Staff Side(JCM), Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, welcomed decision of the Union Cabinet for restoring rates of House Rent Allowance @ 10%,20% and 30% to the Central Government Employees covered from levels 1 to 3, “however, demand of the Staff Side(JCM) for similar rate of HRA to other Group `C staff should also have been acceded to”, he added.

Shri Mishra applauded the decision of the Central Government for amending 50% DA barrier for increasing HRA @ 09%, 18% and 27% when DA exceeds 25% as also @ 10%, 20% and 30% on Dearness Allowance exceeding 50%. He further added that, “similar principle could have been adopted on other allowances which are DA indexed”.

Shri Mishra also thanked the government for restoring 34 allowances, particularly from the Railways 12 allowances, including Breakdown Allowance, Nursing Allowance, Trip Allowance, Additional Allowance, Cycle Allowance as also Special Allowance to Trackmen, Section Controllers and Loco Pilot (Goods) and Sr. Passenger Guards on enhanced rates.

Shri Mishra, however, emphasized that, main demand of the Central Government Employees for increasing Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula as well as Guaranteed Minimum Pension for the Central Government Employees, appointed on or after 01.01.2004, should also be considered by the government sympathetically and orders to this effect be issued at an earliest in view of the widespread anxiety and discontentment prevailing among the Central Government Employees.

He appreciated the government for increasing the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs.500 p.m. to Rs.1000 p.m.

Shri Mishra further said that, Staff Side(JCM) is thankful to the government for increasing various allowances for Nursing Staff and extending Patient Care Allowance to Ministerial Staff working in the hospitals, and at the same time hopeful for increasing the same for other categories of staff also.

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Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

Catering Policy 2017: NFIR

new-catering-policy-2017-irctc

No.II/80(i) / Catg. /Policy/2017

Dated: 21/06/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Catering Policy 2017-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/TG-IIV6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017
(Commercial Circular No.20/2017
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/TR/10 Pt. dated 27/06/2011.

The Railway Board have since issued catering policy 2017 vide Commercial Circular No. 20/2017 bearing letter No. 2016/TG-III/6001/Pt. dated 27/02/2017.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that pursuant to implementation of catering policy 2010, the Railway Board had consulted the Federation on the issues relating to service conditions of catering. staff and formal meetings were held at the level of AM (T&C) and decisions taken by an agreement with the Federations.

It is surprising to note that the Railway Board have not consulted the Federation while finalizing revised policy as replacement to catering policy 2010. The Departmental Catering Staff are in panicky as they feel that their future will get doomed. It needs to be appreciated that in the course of implementation of catering policy 2010, those Departmental Catering Staff deployed under IRCTC were taken back to Departmental Catering again by the respective Zonal Railways. Now, the revised policy has been brought into force and the Departmental Catering Units wherever exist are being outsourced/contractorized which would again dislocate the Departmental Catering Staff. Chronological events since the year 2013 would prove that Departmental catering staff have been subjected to hardships.
NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to convene a meeting at the level of AM(T&C) early to discuss staff related issues arisen consequent to the attempts for implementation of catering policy 2017 for protecting the legitimate interests of Departrnental Catering Staff. Pending discussions and decision, it is also requested that the Catering Units presently manned by Departmental Catering staff on Zonal Railways may be allowed to continue without disturbance.

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

Source: NFIR

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Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years

No. 11/13 (B)

Dated: 20.06.2017

The Director General (Personnel),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Director General (RHS),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Extension of age limit of retired Railway Doctors as Contact Medical Practitioners upto the age of 70 years-reg.

Ref:  NFIR’s letter No. 11/13 (B) dated 10/05/2016, 23/05/2016, 22/08/2016, 25/11/201614/02/2017 & 10/04/2017.

Kind attention is invited to Federation’s letters cited above and my discussions with DG(P) wherein the Federation had requested that the retired Railway Doctors may be allowed to be reappointed upto the age of 70 years on the specific recommendation of concerned CMD for such appointment against a vacant post. As a result of discussions, the DG (P) said that the Board would consider processing the case for permitting the retired Railway Doctors for reappointment subject to the upper age limit being 68 years.

It is, however, learnt that there has been no progress towards revising the existing age limit of 65 years upwardly. Federation, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to take necessary action for allowing the reappointment of retired Railway Doctors on the specific approval of concerned CMD atleast upto the age of 68 years.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR

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Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale

Dated: 21.06.2017

No. II/6/Part 7

The General Secretaries of,
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

MESSAGE

Brother,

Sub: Filling up 50% of DR Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/Pay Scale-reg.

Ref:    (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20/08/1993.

  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/PM2/12 dated 21/01/2002.
  • Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/13M1/2 dated 12/09/2014 & 16/09/2014.
  • NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 27/05/2017 addressed to Rly., Bd.

NFIR vide its letter dated 27/05/2017 demanded the Railway Board to modify the GDCE Scheme in order to see that the employees working in the same Grade Pay may apply for the post to be filled through GDCE of same Grade Pay/Pay Level.

Discussions were held on the subject on 20th June 2017 with the Board (AM/Staff). Federation feels happy to report that there was broad agreement and those staff working in same Grade Pay will be allowed to appear in the GDCE for the same Grade Pay/Pay Level against safety category posts.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Media Centre/NFIR.

Source : NFIR

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First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting

First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting

7th CPC Pay Anomaly: First Meeting of Railways Departmental Anomaly Committee to held on 20.06.2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1

New Delhi, dated: 12/06/2017

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

The General Secretary,
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen,
3-Chemsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : First meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) to settle the anomalies arising out of the implementation of 7th CPC – Change in date of meeting.

I am directed to bring to your kind consideration to Board’s letter No.PC/VII/2016/DAC/I dated 06.06.2016 wherein it was decided to hold first meeting of DAC on 23.06.2017. However, the date and time of holding the first meeting of DAC has now been revised to 20.06.2017, 11.00 AM in consultation with federation. Venue of the Meeting will remain same.

Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
For Secretary Railway Board

Source: NFIR/AIRF

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Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

New Delhi,
Dated :06.06.2017

No PC-V/2011/M/4/NF IR
The General Secretary NFIR

3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sir,

Sub:-Pay fixation to Running Staff while granting financial upgradation in the identical Grade Pay (VI CPC) under MACPS – Reckoning Special Running Staff Allowance for pay fixation-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR s letter No. IV/MACPS/Part 10, dt. 16.05.2017 on the above subject and to state that tile instructions for fixation of pay at the time of grant of financial upgradation under MACPS are contained in Para-4 of the Annexure to Board’s letter dt. 10.06.09 (RBE NoA 01/2009) which stipulates as under:-

“Benefit of pay fixation available at the time Df regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgraiation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the Pay Band and the Grade Pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion if it is in the same Grade pay as granted under MACPS”.

In view of the above, nodal Branches for 6th  & 7th CPC viz. PC-VI and PC-VII, have been consulted. They have advised that the Additional Allowance/Special Running Staff Allowance is not reckoned for fixation of pay on promotion. As such it is not feasible to reckon the same for pay fixation purpose while granting financial upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Grant of Advances – 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance

Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

Grant-of-Advances-7thCPC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2017 / AD 1-1

RBE No. 52/2017

New Delhi, dated 30.05.2017

The General Managers & FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units etc.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Advances – Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Discontinuance of Natural Calamity Advance.

The Seventh Central Pay Commission vide Para 9.1.4 had recommended that all the interest-free advances being granted to the Central Government employees should be abolished. The Government’s decision in this regard has been conveyed by the Ministry of Finance vide their OM No.12(1)E.II(A)/2016 dated 07.10.2016. According to the instructions contained therein, the Natural Calamity Advance in addition to six other advances has been abolished.

2.The Government’s decision in respect of abolition of advance of Natural Calamity Advance has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Finance Directorate. It has been decided to abolish Natural Calamity advance w.e.f. 07.10.2016. The cases where the advances have already been sanctioned need not be reopened.

3.The provisions in respect of Natural Calamity Advance are contained in paras 1123 and 1123(A) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM) Volume-I. In view of the above, it is directed that paras 1123 and 1123 (A) of IREM may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.238.

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

5.Please acknowledge receipt.

DA: Correction Slip.

S/d,
(D.Joseph)
Dy.Dir./E(G) III
Railway Board

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT

MANUAL VOLUME-I

Advance Correction Slip No.238.

The following amendments may be made to Para 1123 and 1123(A) of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I

Para 1123 and 1123(A) may be substituted as under:

Para 1123 and 1123(A) Natural Calamity Advance

The provisions stand deleted as the advance in this regard has been abolished by the Seventh Pay Commission.

(Authority : Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2017/AD 1-1 dated 30/05/2017)

Source: NFIR

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IRTSA: Railway Holiday Homes locations across the Country and the group wise availability of suites

Railway Holiday Homes locations across the Country and the group wise availability of suites

IRTSA has published Indian Railways Holiday Homes across the Country

 List of Holiday Homes on Indian Railways
Location No. of suites

Address to whom applications
should be addressed

Group
A & B
Group   C
& D
Central Railway
1 Matheran

4

-

Sr.DE  , CST Mumbai

-

9

DRM(W), CST Mumbai
2 Lonavala

-

3

DRM(W), CST Mumbai

-

4

PA/DRM, CST Mumbai
3 Igatpuri

-

2

DRM(W), CST Mumbai
4 Mahabaleshwar

4

-

DGM (G).

-

16

PA/DRM.
5 Pandharpur

-

2

DRM (P), Solapur.
6 Dadar

-

6

DRM (W), CST Mumbai
7 Baidyanath Dham

-

6

CPO, E.Rly, Kolkatta
8 Puri

2

10

-do-

9 Darjeeling

3

4

-do-

10 Nainital

4

7

-do-

11 Haridwar

3

6

-do-

Northern Railway
12 Shimla

7

13 (C)

2 (D)

AE  / R/Ambala

2 (A)
1 (B)

4 (C)
1 (D)
Secretary,
Railway Board.
13 Barog

2 (B)

2 (C) AE  / .Rly./Ambala
14 Baijnath Paprola

2 (B)

2 (C) IOW/Palampur
15 Manali

3 (A)
2 (B)

-

DRM/Firozpur Cant. Jn

1 (B)

-

Secretar Sy, Rly. Board
16 Haridwar

-

2

DRM/  R/Moradabad
17 Nainital

2

2 (C)
1 (D)
Secretary,
Railway Board
18 Mussoorie

2

2 four
bedded dormi- tories

DSE (C), Moradabad
19 Badrinath

2

2

DSE (C), Moradabad
North Eastern Railway
20 Nainital 14

10

DRM/G, APO(W) &
Sr.DE  /Izzatnagar
21 Ranikhet

2

2

Sr.DE  / Izzatnagar
22 Varanasi

-

3

Sr.DE  /  ER/Varanasi
23 Allahabad City

-

3

AE   or APO(W)/
E Rly., Varanasi
Northeast Frontier Railway
24 Shillong

3

4

Sr.DE  /  F Rly./Pandu
25 Kurseong

3

10 bedded
dormi- tory

AE  /  F Rly.,
Siliguri Jn.
26 Craigment at

Darjeeling

2

-

Secy. to GM,   F Rly, Maligaon.
27 Darjeeling

(Subordinate)

-

4

-do-

28 Nainital

1

1

-do-

Southern Railway
29 Madurai

-

5

DPO/S.Rly./Madurai
30 Courtallam

2

6

-do-

31 Rameswaram

-

2

-do-

32 Palani

-

2

-do-

33 Kanniyakumari

6

4

Sr.DPO/S.Rly./
Trivandrum
34 Coonoor

-

4

DPO/S.Rly./Palakkad
35 Udagamandalam
(Ooty)

-

8

-do-

South Central Railway
36 Kolva Beach
(Vascodagama)

2

2

Sr.DPO/SCR/Hubli
37 Tirupathi

(Rly. Station)

6

9

Sr.DPO/SCR,
Guntakal
38 Aurangabad
(Rly. Station)

2

2

Sr. DPO/ SCR,
Hyderabad.
South Eastern Railway
39 Puri

-

8

Dy.CPO(W)/Garden Reach, Kolkatta.
40 Darjeeling

-

4

-do-

41 Ranchi

-

4

-do-

42 Digha

4

-

DGM (G)

-

2 Suites +
4 bedded dormi- tory

DPO (I)/Kharagpur Jn.
43 Araku

2

-

Sr.DE  /Coord/Waltair

-

6 bedded
dormi – tory

Sr.DPO/Waltair
Western Railway
44 Agra (Idgha)

-

4

DRM (E), Kota
45 Pali Hill, Bandra

(Mumbai

-

8 (C)
2 (D)
DRM (E),

Mumbai Central

46 Lonavala

-

2

-do-
47 Udaipur

-

14

DRM (E), Ajmer

-

2

SPO (W), Churchgate
48 Mount Abu

4

-

3 under PA/CE
1 under DRM/Ajmer

-

13

DRM(E), Ajmer

2

SPO (W), Church Gate.
49 Verawal (Gujarat)

-

4

DRM (E), Bhavnagar
50 Dwarka (Gujarat)

-

3

DRM (E), Rajkot

-

1

SPO (W), Churchgate
51 Gholvad

3

-

DRM/ Mumbai Central
52 Convalscent Home:
Bandra

-

2 (C)
1 (D)
/SPO W/Church Gate.
North Western Railway
53 Jaipur

-

4

DRM (E), Jaipur
West Central Railway
54 Pachmarhi

-

3

Sr.DPO, Jabalpur
South Western Railway
55 Mysore (Rly.Stn.)

-

5

DPO, Mysore.
Integral Coach Factory, Chennai
56 Udagamandalam
(Ooty)

-

4

Welfare Officer/ICF.
Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.
57 Patni

2

4

Dy.GM/G/RCF
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan
58 Puri

-

2

CPO/CLW, Chittaranjan
Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
59 Nainital

1

-

Secy. to GM/DLW
60 Puri

1

1

Secy. to GM/DLW
Note:  1.        (C) means Group-C (D) means Group-D.
2.        Unless specified, the Suites under Column-2 are both for Group-A and B and under
Column-3 for both Group-C and D.

Source : Irtsa

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Accepting of E-Aadhaar as Prescribed Proof of Identity for Reserved Journey

ACCEPTING OF E-AADHAAR AS PRESCRIBED PROOF OF IDENTITY FOR RESERVED JOURNEY

Ministry of Railways has decided to incorporate downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar) as prescribed proof of identity at par with printed Aadhaar card as mentioned in the list of prescribed proofs of identity which are valid for undertaking journey in trains in reserved class. Railway passengers may carry anyone of the below identity proof while travelling in reserved class coaches :

1.Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India

2.Passport

3.PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department

4.Driving Licence issued by RTO
5.Photo Identity Card having serial number issued by Central/State Government.

6.Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized School/College for their Students.

7.Nationalised Bank Passbook with Photograph

8.Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph

9.Printed unique identification card “Aadhaar” or downloaded Aadhaar (e-Aadhaar).

10. Ration Card with photograph of passenger travelling.

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