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Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

Trade test for promotion in artisan categories

NFIR

No.II/6/Part 7

 Dated : 22.04.2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Trade test for promotion in artisan categories-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 21/2015.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 6 dated 15/09/2014.
NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 25/04/2016.

In the separate meeting held on 11th January, 2017 between the Federation and the Railway Board on PNM items, the subject matter under Agenda Item No. 21/2015 was discussed, consequently it was decided to convene separate meeting of the Federation with the AM/Mechanical & AM/Electrical. Though more than three months passed there has been no progress on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to expedite action.

 

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

 Source : NFIR

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Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6

7th CPC Pay Level 6

No. I/15/Part III

Dated: 22/04/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of 1st Class Privilege Pass to the ASMs GP 2800/- upgraded to GP 4200/- (PB-2)/7th CPC Pay Level 6-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 06/01/2011, according to which employees working in GP 4200/- (PB-2) have been made eligible to receive 1st Class Privilege Pass. In this context, NFIR desires to convey that with the upgradation of the posts of ASM (GP 2800/PB-1) to GP 4200/PB-2 pursuant to implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC as communicated vide Board’s letter dated 02/08/2016, cited under reference (Note 2 of Annexure 13) the ASMs have been upgraded from VIth CPC GP 2800 to GP 4200/- (PB-2) consequently placed in 7th CPC Pay Matrix level 6 with effect from 01/01/2016. They are therefore eligible for 1st class pass automatically. Reports received at this that on a few Zonal Railways, the 1st Class Pass entitlement is being denied on the plea that separate orders have not yet been issued by the Railway Board.

In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that Board’s instructions dated 06/01/2011 are very clear and therefore Zonal Railways should not deny 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs who have been placed in GP 4200 (PB-2)/Pay Matrix Level 6.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to the Zonal Railways for granting 1st Class Privilege Pass to those ASMs placed in GP 4200/Pay Level 6 without causing any hurdle. Copy of clarificatory instructions may be endorsed to the Federation.

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

Source: NFIR

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Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection

Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

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

No.E(NG)I-2015/CFP/8

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

New Delhi, dated 21.04.2017

Sub:- Promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against 33-1/3% quota – Minimum eligibility condition of service for selection.

In terms of provisions contained in Para 189 of IREM, Vol.I, Railway servants in erstwhile Group ‘D’ categories for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists, 33-1/3% of the posts in the lowest grade of Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Trains Clerks, Office Clerks, Stores Clerks etc. are eligible for promotion on completion of 3 years continuous service, which is relaxable for SC/ST employees who are eligible on completion of probation in recruitment grade, which is 2 years (Para 104 of IREM).

2. One of the Federations (NFIR) have raised an item in the PNM forum to prescribe two (02) years residency condition for promotion from GP Rs.1800 (Level-1) to GP Rs.1900 (Level-2) against the above quota. The issue has been examined by the Board and it is now decided, that henceforth, staff will be eligible for promotion against 33-1/3% quota on completion of 2 years continuous service in the relevant grade on successful completion of probation period, irrespective of the fact whether such staff belong to GEN/OBC/SC/ST. These instructions will be effective from date of issue.

Please acknowledge receipt.

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

Signed copy

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Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested

Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested

 NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No. II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Service Certificate issued to the retiring Railway Employees – modification of proforma requested-reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No. II/28/Part VI dated 15/03/2017.

Railway Board’s kind attention is invited to Federation’s letter of even number dated 15/03/2017 on the above subject.

While enclosing copy of Federation’s letter dated 15/03/2017, NFIR once again requests the Railway Board to expedite decision to streamline the performance of Service Certificate and Last Pay Certificate so that retiring employees may not face hassels for availing health care facilities. A copy of the communication sent to the GMs etc., may be endorsed to the Federation.

DA/As above

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

NFIR

Dated : 15.03.2017

No.II/28/Part VI

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Service Certificates issued to the retiring railway employees – modification of proforma-requested.

NFIR has since come to know that in the Service Certificates being issued to the retiring railway employees, it has been mentioned as “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS – Yes or No”. However, in the Last Pay Certificate being issued to retiring employees, it has been mentioned as -Last Basic Pay drawn to be recovered from settlement dues towards RELHS”. Photostat copies of the Last Pay Certificate as well Service Certificate of retired employee of South Central Railway are enclosed.

In this connection, NFIR conveys that the sentence in the Service Certificate “Is he member of RECHS or RELHS – Yes or No is unnecessary as the Last Pay drawn amount is compulsorily being deducted from the settlement dues of retiring employees. Instead, the Service Certificate should contain an endorsement -He/She is member of RELHS for which an amount of Rupees which is equivalent to the Last Pay Drawn was deducted”. The present proforma of Service Certificate and LPC needs to be suitably modified in order to remove confusion and hardships,retiring staff in future days.

Incidentally, it is mentioned that when the above deficiency was pointed out at Zonal level it has been conveyed that the proforma cannot be changed at Zonal level as the formats have been designed and operated by CRIS, New Delhi.

NFIR, therefore, requests Railway Board’s intervention to re-design formats of service certificate and LPC suitably, duly taking into account the points mentioned above.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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Reimbursement of Medical claims of serving and retired Railway employees

NFIR

Dated : 17.04.2017

No.I/12/Part V

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

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

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

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

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

Yours faithful,

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

Source : NFIR

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Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains while availing LTC

DoPT issued orders on 17.4.2017 regarding admissible of dynamic fare on LTC


Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto trains while availing LTC

No. 31011/3/2016-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Dated April 17, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding admissibility of flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto trains while availing LTC.

As per Railway Board’s Circular No. 46 of 2016 dated 07.09.2016, Ministry of Railways have introduced a flexi-fare system in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, where the base fares will increase by 10% with every 10% of berths sold subject to a prescribed ceiling limit. In this regard, this Department is in receipt of references from various segments seeking clarification on the issue of admissibility of flexi-fare while booking the tickets of these trains for the purpose of LTC.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains. Such Government servants will get reimbursement of fare after deducting the dynamic fare component.

3. The above decision shall be applicable retrospectively with effect from 9th September, 2016, i.e. the date from which flexi-fare system was introduced by Railways.

4. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2017 to 31.03.2017.

The Table of Benefits under CGEGIS-198C for the period 01-01-2016 to 31-12-2016 issued by Ministry of Finance vide their OM dated 26-02-2016 was circulated to Zonal Railways/Production Units etc. vide Board’s,letter of even number dated 03-03-2016.

It has now been decided by Ministry of Finance that the Table of Benefits will now be issued on quarterly basis commencing from 01-01-2017 to 31.03.2017, Accordingly, Table of benefits under CGEGIS-1980 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 01-01-2017 to 31-03-2017 has now been issued vide Ministry of Finance’s Office Memorandum No. 7(2)/EV/20l6 dated 17-03-2017. A copy of the Ministry of Finance’s above office Memorandum alongwith Tables of benefits is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

DA: As above

(M.K.Panda)
joint Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board

No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2

New Delhi, Dated: 07.04.207

No,7(2)EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 17th March,2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

Every year two Tables of Benefits are issued by the Ministry of Finance on calendar year basis for the savings fund to  the beneficiaries under central Government Group Insurance scheme (CGEGIS-1980). While one Table of Benefits for the Savings fund of the Scheme is based on a subscription of Rs.10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

2. The Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS-80 are prepared by IRDA based on the rate of interest notified by DEA for small savings including GPF. Earlier, DEA used to notify the interest rate on financial year basis. However, DEA has now shifted to notifying the interest rate on quarterly basis. In view of this, it has been decided that the Table of benefits will be issues on quarterly basis commencing from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017.

3. The Two Tables under CGEGIS-80 for the first quarter of the year 2017 i.e. 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017, prepared by IRDA, are enclosed. The benefits in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @8% per annum (compounded quarterly), as notified by Department of Economic Affairs.

4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

5. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consulation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Source : NFIR

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JCM Staff Side Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting

JCM Staff Side Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting

No.IV/NFIR/SCM/Pt.VI

13-04-2017

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,

Sub: JCM (Staff Side) Agenda Items for discussion in the ensuing standing committee Meeting – reg.

Federation gives below gist of agenda items (which are related to railway staff) sent to the DOP&T for discussion in the next meeting of Standing Committee (NC/JCM)

JCM-Staff-Side-Agenda-NFIR

1. To formulate a policy for direct appointment of Trained Trade Apprentices of Central Government Industrial Establishments like Railways, Defence etc. as per the amended provisions of section-22 of Apprentice Act 1961.

The Government of India amended the Apprentice Act 1961 as Apprentices (Amended) Act, 2014 (No.29 of 2014) dated 5th December,2014 incorporating the following provision in Section-22 of the principal Act.

Section-22:  “Every employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the period of apprenticeship training in his Establishment”.

 

It was agreed in the Central Apprenticeship council meeting under the Chairmanship of Minister of State (IC) for Labour & Employment on 8th April,2015 that M/o Labour will frame the guidelines for Govt. Industrial Establishments & PSUs for recruitment of Apprentices after completion of training, on the suggestion of Union representatives. Hence the Apprentices selected through entrance examinations etc., are facing undue hardships in getting the appointment when recruitment takes place in the establishment where they were trained. Therefore it was proposed that Govt. of India, as Employer, will formulate the following policy for recruitment of Trained Trade Apprentices.

 

Determination of Batch-wise seniority.

1. All Apprentice training institutes under Government Industrial Establishments shall maintain the seniority list of Ex-Trade apprentices in respective trades.

2. The Apprentices trained in the earlier batch will be enbloc senior to the apprentices of the subsequent batches.

3. While maintaining the batch-wise seniority, marks/grading obtained in NAC examination conducted by NCVT will be the criteria for determining intra-batch seniority of the apprentices.

4. In case the marks/grading is identical for two or more individuals, the date of birth should be the criteria for deciding the seniority.

 

Filling up of the vacancies

As and when sanction is accorded for making recruitment in the skilled grade of various trades Ex-Trade Apprentices of respective Government Industrial Establishments will be considered for such recruitment in the relevant Trade.

 

The above draft policy proposed by the staff side is requested to be considered favourably by the Government for implementation.

 

2. Revision of the benefit of Deposit linked Insurance coverage from GPF.

As per Rule 33-B of GPF Rules on the death of a subscriber an additional amount not exceeding Rs.60,000/- payable under Deposit linked insurance scheme of GPF to the dependents of a deceased employee. This rate has not been enhanced for so many years. Similar benefit for a depositor in EPF covered under the Employees Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme 1976 is enhanced to Rs.6,00,000/-. It is therefore requested that government may consider to enhance the limit of Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme from GPF.

 

3. Implementation of the recommendation of 6th CPC with regard to Limited Departmental competitive Examination for post in Group B and Group C.

As per the 6th CPC recommendation in para 6.1.7, the employee in PB-1 with GP Rs.1800/- will be eligible to appear in LDCE for a post in PB-2 with GP Rs.4800/- provided he/she possesses the necessary qualification.

 

After 6th CPC recommendation, the number of employees in GP Rs.1800/- have acquired higher qualifications & became eligible for higher post but are not being allowed to apply for the higher post through LDCE, since the above recommendation of 6th CPC has not yet been implemented by the government.

In view of the changed circumstances, those employees in GP Rs.1800/- who have acquired the higher qualifications, their initiative & interest be considered & the Government may kindly implement the recommendation of 6th CPC.

 

4. Endorsement of Higher Education not mentioned in the PVR Forms in the Service Record of the Employees.

In column 10 of PVR (Attestation Form) i.e. Educational Qualifications, the candidates used to fill this column with minimum qualification for the post for which they are selected for appointment, due to the insufficient space in the column. However, after appointment, when they apply for endorsing their higher qualifications in the service Record, the Administration issues ‘ show Cause Notice’ to them for not disclosing their Educational qualification in the Attestation Form.

 

Since this information was not given by them due to the insufficient space in the column of attestation Form, the eventuality may not be treated as hiding the information & hence, it is requested that DOP&T may issue instructions to endorse the higher qualification in the Service Record of employees, even if it was mentioned in the PVR Form.

 

5. Restoration of the Advances withdrawn by the 7th CPC.

The Government has accepted the recommendation of 7th CPC to withdraw (i) Natural calamity advance (ii) Festival Advance (iii) LTC and TA advances (iv) Medical advance (V) Education advance & (f) vehicle advances including cycle advance. This has resulted undue hardships to the Government Employees.

Since the advances are recovered in monthly instalments from employees, it is requested that Government may restore these advances as a welfare measure.

 

6. MACP to the employees who have completed 10 years or 20/30 years on the date of their retirement.

The employees who have completed 10 years in the same grade/pay level or those who have completed 20/30 years on the last working day of the month which happens to be the superannuation/retirement day of the concerned employee, are denied MACP benefit on the pretext that they are eligible for MACP only on the next working day. Since the concerned employee retired one day before the denial of benefit. he is subjected to huge loss in pension & other terminal benefits.

 

In view of the above it is requested that the employees who have completed 10 years or 20/30 years on the date of their retirement may be granted MACP benefit on the last working day relaxing the relevant provisions in the MACP Scheme.

 

7. Payment of equal pay to equal work to the workers/employees engaged in all Govt. Offices either through contractors or directly as daily rated/contingent/casual workers as per the direction of the Supreme court.

Hon’ble supreme court delivered a judgement in the civil appeal No.213 of 2013 in the case of State of punjab Vs.jagjit singh and others citing the obligation of the Government of India to abide by the International covenant on Economic, social and cultural rights, 1966 to which the central government is a signatory.

Quoting the provisions under Article 7 of the covenant viz. (a) Remuneration which provides all workers as a minimum wages & equal remuneration for equal work (b) Safe and healthy working conditions; (c) Equal opportunities for everyone to be promoted in his employment to an appropriate higher level, subject to no consideration other than those of seniority and competence & (d) Rest, leisure and reasonable limitation of working hours and periodical holidays with pay as well as remuneration for public holidays and various previous rulings and judgements of the Court under Article 141 of the constitution, Hon’ble supreme Court directed the State of Punjab to provide equal pay for equal work to all daily wage employees, ad-hoc appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like. concludingly, Court has decided that all such employees are entitled for wages at the minimum of the pay scale.

 

Staff Side therefore requests the Government to issue explicit instructions that the employees/workers engaged on casual/contingent/temporary/daily rated basis including those through contractors are given the rate of the minimum of the lowest pay scale and a scheme for regularization of such appointees is drawn so that these employees would be absorbed as permanent workers over a period of time.

 

8. Revision of Ex-gratin to CPF/SRPF retirees.

In acceptance of the demand of the Staff Side at the National council, .JCM, ex-gratia payments were made to the CPF/SRPF retirees. These rates fixed in 1988 were revised on 1.11.1997 and again from 2006. Presently the rates are as under:

 

Group ‘A’ Rs.3000/-

Group ‘B’ Rs.1000/-

Group ‘C’ Rs. 750/-

Group ‘D’ Rs. 650/-

 

Taking into account the fact that pay and pension were revised on the basis of the 7th CPC’s recommendation, a revision of rates of the ex-gratia to the CPF/SRPF retirees whose number is dwindling every day is warranted. Staff Side therefore requests that the rates may be appropriately revised applying the very same rationale adopted in the case of civil pensioners.

 

9. Dispense with the practice of ignoring the fraction while computing the Dearness Allowance.

For the sake of easy computation of DA the practice of ignoring the fraction was initiated. The quantum loss to the beneficiaries in the beginning was meager. Now that the administrative difficulties which prompted for ignoring the fraction has been greatly eased due to computerization and taking into account the loss for six months is no more meager, it is necessary that the practice is dispensed with. For example, the next instalment of DA is likely to be 2.95% whereas the orders would be issued for grant of only 2%. In the case of an employee, whose basic pay is Rs.50,000, the loss per month in that case would be Rs.475/-. It is pertinent to mention in this connection that in the case of Bank employees, the practice of ignoring the fraction is not followed. Staff Side therefore requests that the DA hereafter be computed without ignoring the fraction.

 

10. Include unmarried/widow/divorcee sister in the definition of family for family pension.

The scope of Family pension under Rule 52 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was extended to the dependent disabled siblings (brother and sister) of Central Government servant/pensioners vide DOP&PW 0.1. No.1/15/2008-P&PW(E) dated 17th August, 2009. There are cases wherein an employee/pensioner remains unmarried and leaves behind dependent unmarried/widow/divorcee sister/sisters. Though cases of such types may be few and far between, nonetheless, such hapless ladies need to be taken care by the Government lest they should be left to fend for themselves, after the death of Government Servant/pensioner on whom they were fully dependent before his/her death. We request to include dependent unmarried/widow/divorcee sister/sisters in the definition of family for the purpose of family pension.

 

11. Removal of conditions of being at the “Headquarters” for a few days in a month to claim the Transport Allowance.

In regard to the grant of Transport Allowance to Government Employees it was pointed out that in many organizations viz. Central Ground Water Board, Survey of India, Geological Survey of India, Indian Bureau of Mines, Postal workers and Indian Audit and Accounts Department etc., the employees are required to be in field formations on duty for months together. Because of the condition stipulated that the employees must be at the Headquarters for certain number of days in a month, many of them are denied transport allowance as the exigencies of work entrusted to them make them to be away from liquors for months together. The denial is, therefore, a double punishment in as much they are to be away from their family and also are asked to bear the financial loss due to the denial of transport allowance. This apart, once the Transport allowance is denied they automatically do not become entitled for City Compensatory allowance also. Staff Side therefore requests that this condition may be removed for the grant of Transport Allowance.

 

12. Transport allowance in the case of Physically handicapped person at the double rate and deduction of the same if one is on short leave. To be dispensed with.

Transport allowance is admissible for physically handicapped persons at the double the rates as per the extant instructions on the subject. This is provided for the reason that the physically handicapped person has to take the help of another person to travel and reach the office. However, if the physically handicapped person is on leave (EL, HPL etc.) proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper is deducted. Normally transport allowance is denied only when a person is on Earned leave for a period exceeding one month. There appears to be no rationale to deduct the proportionate amount of transport allowance pertaining to the helper in the case of physically handicapped person. Either a clarification may be issued to dispense with the practice if the same has been initiated by the Zonal Accounts Officers on an interpretation of the rules. If the pertinent rule itself has to be amended, the same may be done as no helper can be asked that he must suffer and sacrifice the allowance because the physically handicapped persons for some domestic reason could not go to office on a particular day in a month.

 

13. Counting full service of Temporary Casual Labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits in Railways – reg.

The Staff Side had discussed its demand for counting full service of temporary status of casual labourers for pensionary and retirement benefits at the level of Railway Ministry. Consequently, the Railway Ministry had agreed and accordingly proposal was sent to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T seeking clearance. Unfortunately, the MoF/DoP&T have not accorded approval.

 

(a) The Casual Labourers in Railways had attained temporary status on completion of prescribed days of continuous working and got the benefits admissible to temporary Railway/Government employees such as regular Pay Scale, Medical facility etc.,

(b) The Railway Administrations have however taken abnormally long periods to absorb them as regular staff although regular posts were vacant.

(C) The status of casual labourers in railways after acquiring temporary status (termed as Temporary employees) is exactly similar to the substitutes in whose case, the total service from the date of attainment of temporary status is counted tar reckoning qualifying service for pensioner benefits,

(d) Various CATS, High Courts and even the Apex Court have given decisions against the differential treatment between the casual labour and substitutes particularly when both attained temporary status and directed to treat them at par so far as reckoning the service from the date of temporary status till the date of regularization for pensioner benefits etc.,
(e) The SLPs filed by the Union of India before the Apex Court in a few cases of casual labourers were dismissed and the Hon’ble Supreme Court had directed the Union of India to calculate Pension and other retrial benefits payable to the retiring/retired employees, taking into account the 100% temporary status service.

Staff Side therefore requests to consider the above valid points and accord approval for counting total temporary status service of Casual Labourers for pensionary benefits in Railways.

 

14. Ensure Parity in Pay Scale of All Stenographers, Assistants and Ministerial Staff in Subordinate Offices and in IA&AD & Organized Accounts Cadres with Central Secretariat Staff by upgrading their Pay Scales.

The question of parity, as has been rightly pointed out by 7th CPC, is a settled matter. It is the Department of Personnel which is the Cadre Controlling department of Central Secretariat Cadre that unsettle the parity every time. What is required is to grant higher pay scale at par with Ministerial and Stenographer cadres of Central Secretariat and the similarly placed cadres in the field and subordinate offices and lA&AD & Organized Accounts cadre.

 

15. Counting of Pre-appointment induction training period as qualifying service for grant of financial up-gradation under MACP Scheme.

As per MAP orders “service rendered on ad-hoc contract basis before regular appointment on pre appointment training shall not be taken into reckoning as qualifying service for financial up-gradation under MACPS”. It is requested that pre-appointment induction training period followed by regular appointment may be reckoned as qualifying service for grant of MACP, as it is already counted as qualifying service for the purpose of increment.

 

16. Enhancement of Bonus Ceiling Limit of Casual Labourers consequent on enhancement of Bonus Calculation Ceiling of Central Government Employees.

At present, casual labourers are paid Rs,12001- as maximum bonus. This amount was fixed when the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Government employees was enhanced to Rs.35001-. As the bonus calculation ceiling of Central Government employees is enhanced to Rs.7000/-, it is requested that the ceiling of casual labourers may also be enhanced.

 

17. Grant of Corresponding 7th CPC Pay Scale to those officials who are appointed on compassionate grounds and drawing pre-revised pay )with out grade pay) for want of matriculation qualification.

As per DOP&T orders, those compassionate appointment candidates who do not posses 10th Standard qualification are to be appointed in the minimum pay scale (without grade pay) till they acquire 10th standard qualification. The minimum pay of such candidates fixed as per 6th CPC pay scale is yet to be revised. Action may be taken to revise the minimum pay as per 7th CPC recommendations.

18. Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations – Upward revision of pay scales of various categories.

The VII CPC has recommended up-graded pay scales to certain specific categories of the Railway Staff, but regrettably the matter stands referred to the DOP&T (GOI), for taking a comprehensive view in the matter.

The categories which have been recommended up-graded pay scales are appended below:-

S.No. Post Relevant Para of 7th CPC Report VI CPC Grade Pay Grade Pay recommended by 7th CPC
1 SSO (ACs)/Sr. Traveling Inspector (A/Cs)/Sr.Inspector (stores A/cs) 11.40.83 Rs.4800 Rs.5400 (PB-II)
2 Chemical & Metallurgical Asstt. 11.40.124 Rs.4200 Rs.4600
3 Chemical & Metallurgical Supdt. 11.40.124 Rs.4600 Rs.4800
4 Asstt. Chemist & Metallurgist 11.40.124 Rs.4800 Rs.5400 (PB-II)

It may be appreciated that, 7th CPC has recommended above mentioned upgrade pay scales to these categories of staff after examining in detail their recruitment qualifications, nature of duties and vertical and horizontal relativity, while these recommendations of 7th CPC should have been implemented by the Ministry of Railways without any reference to DOP&T (GOI), but the same were referred to DOP&T for taking a view.

since sufficient time has already been elapsed, it is urged that, necessary reply of the DOP&T in regard to the above should be communicated to the Ministry of Railways, so that these recommendations of 7th CPC are implemented in the Railways without any further delay.

19. Acute shortage of doctors in the Railways – Failure of the UPSC to send doctors in the Railways.

The patients visiting to Railway Hospitals and dispensaries are a dejected lot as there is acute shortage of staff and doctors. The hospitals and dispensaries are running inadequate strength of doctors against the sanctioned strength. Railway hospitals have a barren look as the treatment centre, meant for providing medical service to departmental staff and their family members, miserably fails to serve its purpose due to acute shortage of doctors. The situation is worsening day by day.

As against the large number of doctors recruited through UPSC for the Indian Railways, only a few are joining for the reason that they are not getting their choice place of posting. They are also not able to do their higher studies for which they often leave their jobs. Govt, of India should formulate policy in this regard. UPSC should also recruit specialist Doctors as per policy for the Indian Railways for up-gradation of health services over the Indian Railways. Possibilities should also be explored by the Government to have their dedicated Medical colleges on the Indian Railways, so that after training they could be retained for the Railways as is being done by the AFMC, Pune.

20. Implementation of pay scales recommended by the VII CPC in case of several common categories.

The 7th CPC in Chapter 7.7 of its recommendations have recommended specific pay scales for certain  “Common Categories”. Pay Scale recommended for Medical Laboratory Staff have been specifically dealt under Para 7.7.25 to 7.7.30 of 7th CPC Report. Government of India have already accepted these recommendations of the VII CPC and the same are to be implemented by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board). There appears to be some confusion prevailing on this issue in regard to implementation of these recommendations of the VII CPC in respect of Medical Laboratory Staff.

staff Side, therefore, desires that the pay scales and nomenclature of the revised posts of Medical Laboratory Staff, as recommended by the VII CPC under Para 7.7.29 of Chapter VII, be implemented w.e.f 1.1.2016 with all Consequential benefits as deep sense of frustration is prevailing among these staff who are fully engaged in pathological investigation of the railway patients for their proper diagnosis.

21. Recommendations of the VII CPC on the Allowances.

i) The VII CPC under Para 11.40.50 (Page No.738 of the report) has recommended special train controllers allowance of Rs.5,000 p.m. to the Train Controllers.

ii) Under Para 8.10.75 (Cell Name: R3H2) of their report, the VII CPC has recommended for RHA of Rs.2,700 p.m. to Track Maintainers/Trackmen./

iii) Special Running Staff Allowance (Para 11.40.62, Page No.740 of the VII CPC Report).

Loco pilot (Mail & Express ) Rs.2,250 p.m
Motormen Loco pilot (Passenger) Rs.1,125 p.m
Loco Pilot (Goods) Rs. 750 p.m
Guard (Mail & Express) Rs.1,125 p.m
Guard (Passenger) Rs. 750 p.m.

As per VII CPC report, Dearness Allowance will be payable on this allowance. This allowance also be extended to Loco shunter, guard (Goods) and Asstt. Loco pilot.

Additional Allowance, so paid to Running Staff,be counted for the purpose of pensionary benefits.

Affiliates are advised to circulate the above issues among cadres and also convey inpurs on each item which may be useful for discussion in the standing committee meeting of NC/JCM.

Yours fraternally,

(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)

General Secretary.

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No.PC-V/M/4/NFIR/pt

New Delhi, dated 07.04.2017

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

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

Sirs,
Sub:- Board’s item No.3-Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme in the promotional hierarchy-(instead of Grade Pay hierarchy)- as per judgment of various courts. {item(s) to be discussed with Board (MS &FC)}

Ref:- NFIR’s letter No.IV/MACPS/09/Part 10, dated 20.02.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to item No.3 of the record note of discussions held on 12.10.2015 on MACPS anomalies whereby NFIR have stated that ACP Scheme is more advantageous than MACPS for certain categories of employees viz. office Clerks/Accounts Clerks, Commercial Clerks, Stenographers, Technician Gr.III and Shroff category.

In this regard, the factual position prevailing on Railways has been ascertained from a Railway i.e. Northern Railway in respect of these categories of employees and on a perusal of the same, it has been observed as under:-

The employees directly recruited as Office Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Technician Gr.III (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 2800/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Shroff category (GP Rs.1900) after their promotion as Hd. Shroff in GP Rs.4200 have further been granted 3rd MACPS in Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 (as next promotional cadre post of ADC is also in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-) whereas under ACP Scheme there is no provision for grant of 3rd financial upgradation.

The employees directly recruited as Stenographer (GP Rs.2400) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4600/- would be admissible.

The employees directly recruited as Accounts Clerk (GP Rs.1900) are getting Grade Pay of Rs. 4600 as 3rd MACPS whereas under ACP Scheme no further financial upgradation beyond GP of Rs. 4200/- would be admissible.

Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

From the above, it can be seen that MACP Scheme is more advantageous than the ACP Scheme for the aforesaid categories.

4. Federations are requested to appreciate the factual position as mentioned above.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board

Source: AIRF

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Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(G) 2013/EM 1-5

New Delhi, dated 21st March, 2017

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

Sir,

Sub: Initial Pay Fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held post below Commissioned Officer rank in Defence Forces, retired before attaining the age of 55 years and have been appointed on re-employment basis in civilian posts – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No.II/35/Part XIII dated 23.11.2016 on the above subject and to state that with the reference to Board’s letter of even number dated 7-12-2016 addressed to DOP&T pursuant to the discussion in the separate meeting on the issue held on 27-09-2016, DOP&T vide their OM No.1213833/2016-Estt(Pay-II) dated 21/2/2017 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the pay of non-commissioned ex-servicemen (PBOR) who retire from the Defence Forces before attaining the age of 55 years is to be fixed as per the entry pay in the revised pay structure of the re-employed post applicable in the Direct Recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006 without any protection of last pay drawn, in accordance with prevailing guidelines vide para 4 of OM dated 31.07.1986 as amended vide OM dated 05.04.2010 which provide for methodology of pay fixation on re-employment.

Yours faithfully,
for Secretary/Railway Board

DA:As above.

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Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled

Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled

No.I/13 (a)

Dated: 10/04/2017

The secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to mentally disabled to two children in case of first child beins totally mentally disabled – reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/ED-2/4 dated 24/09/2014 and E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 0/06/2015.

Federation has been receiving grievances from those Railway employees who unfortunately have been graced with 1st child (out of three living children) being mentally disabled/retarded and is unable to receive education even at a school meant for the differently abled children due to physical/mental infirmity. Federation feels disappointed to note that the extant instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 24/09/2014 & O1/06/2015, cited under reference, do not cover the genuine problems faced by the Railway employees, consequently, payment of Children Education Allowance to the third ward is denied on the plea that the CEA/Hostel subsidy shall be admissible only to the eldest two surviving children.

Federation also feels that the genuineness of these types of cases has not been brought to the notice of Government (DoP&T, MoF), for consideration. Federation feels that the condition for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy imposed by the DoP&T needs to be reviewed and relaxed suitably so that any two children out of three can become eligible for CEA and Hostel subsidy in those cases where one of three being differently abled and cannot receive education under any circumstances.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly make out proper case with justification and refer the matter to the DoP&T for granting relaxation of the condition so that payment of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy is ensured to two school/college going children out of three – one of whom being totally disabled. A copy of the proposal sent to the DoP&T may kindly be provided to the Federation for taking up the issue at Government’s level.

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

Source: NFIR

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Railways earn Rupees 228 crore more on child fare

Railways earn Rupees 228 crore more on child fare

New Delhi: The Railways earned Rs 228 crore more by charging full adult fare from children in the reserved class in the fiscal 2016-17, Rajya Sabha was told today.

Railways earned total Rs 914 crore from child passengers between April 21, 2016 and March 20, 2017 as against Rs 686 crore during the same period the previous year.

Children, between 5 and 12 years of age, for whom berth is sought at the time of reservation, are charged full adult fare from April 21, 2016, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said in a written reply in the House.

However, at the time of reservation if full berth is not sought then half of basic adult fare is charged subject to minimum distance for charge.

Children below the age of 5 years are carried free in trains.

The additional earnings from passengers booked on child fare in the reserved class during the period of April 21, 2016 to March 20, 2017 is about Rs 228 crore more as compared to the same period the previous year.

PTI

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Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016

Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated: 15/03/2017

The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Financial Commissioner (Railways),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Non-payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016-reg.

Complaints are being received quite frequently from the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff retired on or after 01/01/2016 have not yet been paid pensionary dues duly adding 55% to their 7th CPC Pay Matrix. It is further learnt that due to IPAS problems, almost on all the Zonal Railways, revised pensionary benefits have not been paid and the Administration has also not taken initiatives to solve the technical problem in co-ordination with the CRIS.

NFIR requests kind intervention in the matter so as to see that the retired Running Staff (from 01/01/2016 onwards) are paid retiral benefits duly reckoning 55% of pay as part of 7th CPC pay. Incidentally, Federation also conveys that all those retired Running Staff are entitled for pension arrears on revision of their present pension with the 55% addition of pay element.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Board (MS & FC) to take immediate action in resolving this issue in co-ordination with CRIS.

Action taken in the matter may kindly be advised to the Federation in due course.

Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.2015/AAC-II/21/11

New Delhi, dated 30.03.2017

FA&CAO,
Western Railway
Mumbai

Sub: Non-Payment of retirement benefits to the Running Staff retired on or after 01.01.2016.

Please find enclosed NFIR’s letter no.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII dated 15.03.2017 on the above subject which is self explanatory.

It is requested to kindly examine the same for taking further action in consultation with CRIS under intimation to Board’s Office.

DA: As above

(V.Prakash)
joint Director Accounts
Railway Board

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Employment on Compassionate Ground

Employment on Compassionate Ground

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5289
ANSWERED ON: 05.04.2017

Employment on Compassionate Ground

SUNIL KUMAR SINGH
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Railways proposes to bring amendment in the provision in which employment on compassionate ground is given to any one dependent family member of the rail accident victim;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the total number of dependents to whom employment has been given during each of the last three years and the current year, zone-wise including Jharkhand?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) to (c) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 5289 BY SHRI SUNIL KUMAR SINGH TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 05.04.2017 REGARDING EMPLOYMENT ON COMPASSIONATE GROUND

(a) & (b) Extant rules do not permit for providing employment to family members/legal heirs of those dying in train accidents or untoward incidents connected with the Railways. However, in the past, pursuant to announcement made by Hon’ble Minister of Railways, employment has been provided, in exception to rules and purely as a humanitarian gesture in certain cases. No change in the same is contemplated.

(c) Information is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House.

Loksabha Q&A

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New Catering Policy 2017 in Railways: IRCTC

New Catering Policy -2017 in Railways

To improve the standard of food being provided to passengers in trains, new Catering Policy has been issued on 27th February 2017 wherein inter-alia IRCTC has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by creating a distinction primarily between food preparation and food distribution. In order to upgrade quality of food preparation, IRCTC is to set up new kitchens and upgrade existing ones. The salient features of the new Catering Policy 2017 are as under :-

(i) IRCTC to manage catering service on all mobile units. Pantry car contracts awarded by zonal railway to be reassigned to IRCTC.

(ii) Meals for all mobile units to be picked up from the nominated kitchens owned, operated and managed by IRCTC.

(iii) IRCTC not to outrightly outsource or issue licenses for provision of catering services to private licensees. IRCTC to retain the ownership and be fully accountable for all the issues pertaining to setting up and operation of the Base Kitchens and quality of food.

(iv) IRCTC to engage service providers from hospitality industry for service of food in trains.

(v) All four Base Kitchens under departmental operation of Zonal Railways (Nagpur, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CSTM) , Mumbai Central (BCT) and Balharshah) and all kitchen units i.e. Refreshment Rooms at A1 and A category stations, Jan Ahaar, Cell Kitchens are to be handed over to IRCTC on ‘as is where is basis’. IRCTC to set up its own Kitchens at additional stations, if required.

(vi) Kitchen structures/land/space to be handed over by zonal Railways to IRCTC, for a period of 10 years extendable for another period of 5 years, on a token license fee.

(vii) IRCTC to be responsible for management of Food Plaza, Food Courts, Fast food units within the ambit of this policy.

(viii) The setting up/ development / refurbishment of new or existing Base Kitchens/Kitchen units to be undertaken by IRCTC. These kitchens are to be owned, operated and managed by IRCTC.

(ix) IRCTC to develop different types of kitchens keeping in view supply of food and usage assessed.

(x) IRCTC to develop the Business model for the kitchens so that they can expand and enhance the service. IRCTC to prepare a detailed concession agreement for setting up/development of the kitchens.

(xi) Zonal railway to manage static unit (catering stall /milk stalls/ trolleys etc.) except base kitchens and kitchen units to be handed over to IRCTC .

(xii) For the purpose of allotment, a Refreshment Room (at B and below category stations) or a stall or a trolley to be deemed as one unit. As such, a single unit is to be awarded through a single license.

(xiii) Provision of perpetual renewal has been done away with. Now it has been envisaged that tenure of all static units (except kitchen units and Food Plaza) shall be 5 years only. Tenure of Food Plaza shall be for a period of 9 years.

(xiv) Allotments of General Minor Units at all category stations to be done through open, competitive, two-packet tendering system from the eligible bidders by divisions.

(xv) For the first time, it has been envisaged that allotment of Special Minor units (reserved category) at all category stations will be done by divisions through open tendering system within the similar reserved category. The technical eligibility criteria has been simplified.

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 05.04.2017 (Wednesday).

PIB

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National Council (JCM) Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of NFIR

GOVERNMET OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

Rail Bhawan,New Delhi-110 001,
dated:27.03.2017

No.2008/E(LR)I/JCM 1-1

The General Secretary,
NFIR.
3. Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi – 110 055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: National Council (JCM)-Nomination/ re-nomination of the Staff Side on behalf of National Federation of Indian Railwaymen.

Ref: NFIR’s letter No.IV/NC/JCM/Part IV dated 19.01.2017.

Ministry of Personnel, Public &Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) vide their O.M.No.1/3/2008-JCA-1 dated 27.02.2017has since conveyed the approval of the Competent Authority to the nominations/re-nominations of the following representatives of National Federation of Indian. Railwaymen as Staff Side members of National Council(JCM) on behalf of NFIR for a period of three(3) years with effect from 27.2.2017:

S/Shri
1. Guman Singh
2. M. Raghavaiah
3. R.P. Bhatnagar
4. K.S. Murty
5. J.C. Mahurkar
6. T.K. Chatterjee
7. B. C, Sharma
8. R.P. Singh
9. P.S.Suriyaprakasam
10. Ashok Sharma
11. Munindra Saikia

yours faithfully
(D.Mallik)27/3/2017
Director, Esst(IR)

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No. 23/2017

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

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

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

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

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

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

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

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

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30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

30% add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits

No.IV/RSAC/Conf./Part VII

Dated:28/03/2017

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Thirty percent (30%) add on pay element to the retiring Loco Inspectors for reckoning pensionary benefits-reg.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2015/RS-25 dated 24/01/2017
The Railway Board vide letter dated 24th January 2017 has clarified to the Zonal Railways that the Running Staff are entitled for 55% add on pay element on their 7th CPC Pay for Pensionary benefits. However, clarification with regard to continuance of 30% add on pay element for retiral benefits to the retiring Loco Inspectors has not been incorporated in Board’s letter dated 24th January 2017, referred to above. Railway Board’s attention is also invited to its letters No.E(P&A)II/83/RS-10 (iv) dated 25/II/l992 and No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 (RBE No.20212008) on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue clarification for reckoning 30% add on pay element to the last pay drawn by retiring Loco Inspectors for payment of pensionary benefits. Copy of Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34 dated 26/12/2008 is also enclosed.

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

Source: NFIR

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Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
Railway Board

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/58

RBE No.24/17

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

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

Sub: Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement.
Ref: CORE, Allahabad’s letter No. CORE/E/1/19/ENGAGEMENT/PART-1 dated 09.10.2015.

A clarification had been sought by CORE, Allahabad regarding admissibility of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance to retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter for project / field works.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement; when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter, may be paid, in addition to their usual daily wages/remuneration, daily allowance at the rate of 60% of the applicable Daily Allowance rate (as indicated in Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14, dated 01/12/2008, as modified from time to time) corresponding to the pay drawn/post held by the retired Railway servant immediately prior to their retirement to meet out of pocket expenses. Such daily allowance will require the approval of SAG level officer.

3. Further, this will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol. II and will be regulated by the general/specific orders issued in this regard from time to time.

4. These orders shall take effect from 03/03/2017.

5. This orders will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol.II and will be regulated by the general/ specific orders issued in this regard from time to time

6. Hindi version is enclosed

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board,

Source: NFIR

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Reimbursement of full fare under Dynamic System of Railways – LTC fares

Reimbursement of full fare under Dynamic System of Railways – Clarification

Reimbursement of LTC fares

After introduction of dynamic fare scheme by Indian Railways with effect from September, 2016, the matter is under active examination in consultation with Department of Expenditure to extend suitable dispensation to Central Government employees on LTC.

The above information given by the Minister in Parliament on 23.3.2017.

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