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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect

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Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S.No. PC-VII/ 98
No.PC-V/2017/A/OTA/1

RBE No. 41/2018
New Delhi, dated 20.03.2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Overtime Allowance (OTA) to Railway employees Consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances- date of effect.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No. 175/2017)

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the rates of OTA have been revised w.e.f. 01-7-2017 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28-11-2017 (RBE No.175/2017). The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA w.e.f. 01-01-2016 had been under consideration and it has been decided that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA may be antedated to 01-01-2016 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport allowance etc. shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f. 01-7-2017 as per the 7th CPC recommendations.

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

3. Hindi version is enclosed.

S/d,
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

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Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(G)2018/PN 1-7

New Delhi, Dated 16-04-2018

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
(as per standard mailing list)

 

Sub: Additional relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined contribution pension scheme (NPS)

 

References is invited to Railways Board’s letter No.2016/AC-II/21/7 dated 27-11-17 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been highlighted that grant of pension/family pension to NPS beneficiaries has not commenced on some of the Zones/Units. Board has taken a serious note of the aforesaid delay.

 

2. As already brought out in the attached letter, instructions have been issued from time to time for making provisional pension payment to eligible NPS beneficiaries by the Railways and Joint procedure order has been put in place duly signed by the personnel Department and the Accounts Department to ensure smooth disposal settlement of such cases.Relevant instructions have been reiterated vide Board’s letter dated 02.01.17 (RBA No.1/2017) a compendium of circulars compiled by PFRDA has also been uploaded on the website of Indian Railways (RBA No.162/2017).

 

3. It is accordingly desired that pension/family pension cases of NPS beneficiaries should be processed immediately without delay so that payment of pension in such cases commences at the earliest.

 

(Dr.Anand.S.Khati)
Eecutive Dir.Estt.(G)
Railway Board

 

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Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts 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 in Railways etc

NFIR

No. 11/35/2018

Dated: 11/04/2018

The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
North Block,
Central Secretariat,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,

Sub: Initial pay fixation of re-employed ex-servicemen who held posts 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 in Railways etc – reg.

Ref: (i) General Secretary/NFIR’s letter No. I1/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
(ii) PMO ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 addressed to the Secretary, DoP&T and copy to the Federation.

The Federation desires to invite kind attention of the DoP&T to the reference made by the General Secretary, NFIR vide letter No. II/35/Part XIV dated 29/01/2018 (addressed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister) on the subject matter, the same has however, been forwarded by the PMO vide ID No. PMOPG/D/2018/0044515 dated 02/02/2018 for taking further action and conveying the outcome to the Federation.

In this connection, Federation once again brings to the notice of the DoP&T that injustice is being meted out to the former Defence Forces Personnel (PBORs), reemployed in Railways and other Central services on account of the fact that the pay drawn by them at the time of retirement from Defence Forces (prior to attaining 55 years age) has not been protected on their re-employment, while those retired Defence Forces Personnel on re-employment in the Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) of Central/State Governments have been granted the benefit of pay fixation on the last pay drawn at the time of retirement from Armed Forces. The discrimination has resulted disappointment and frustration among the reemployed retired Armed Forces Personnel in Railways and Central Civil Services.

This subject was dealt by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), at the level of Railway Ministry in the negotiating fora of PNM, demanding pay re-fixation in favour of re-employed Defence Forces Personnel on the basis of last pay drawn more particularly those who have been re-employed on and after 01/01/2006. On a reference made by Railway Ministry vide O.M. No. E(G)2013/EM 1-5 dated 07/12/2016, the DoP&T had however not agreed for reckoning last pay drawn for pay re-fixation on re-employment in railways. The Federation encloses a copy of Railway Ministry OM dated 07/12/2016 to the DoP&T and reply thereon received from DoP&T vide OM dated 21/02/2017.

Federation also states that DoP&T vide OM dated 18th Oct 2017 called for suggestions for finding single methodology for pay re-fixation of all the ex-servicemen including PBORs, commissioned officers, ex-competent clerks/storemen, NFIR vide letter of even no. dated 21/12/2017 has submitted valid suggestions to the Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Dept of Ex-Servicemen, Welfare, South Block, New Delhi, as follows:-

(a) Considering the crucial role of Defence Forces Personnel in safeguarding the Nation’s borders, they be given pay fixation on the basis of their last pay drawn on re-employment in the Railways and other Central Government Departments.

(b) Their pension needs to be totally ignored as the pension is the social security net provided in recognition to their loyal services to the nation.

(c) The PBORs are not the Personnel of high rankings with higher wages, therefore their case needs to be considered with sympathy and their last pay drawn at the time of retirement from armed forces, to be treated as entry pay on re-employment in Railways and Central Government Departments.

(d) Alternatively, the number of years service rendered by the PBORs in Armed Forces be taken into account for granting pay fixation duly adding the quantum of equal number of increments to the minimum pay of the re-employed post. This may be made applicable to all PBORs who have joined Central Government Departments after 01/01/2006.

(e) In those cases of PBORs retired before attaining the age of 55 years and got re-employment in Government services, their initial pay on re-employment may be fixed at the minimum of the scale of pay prescribed for the post and after fixing the pay, in case the initial pay so fixed, is found to be less than the last pay drawn in the Armed Forces, all such cases may be treated as “cases of undue hardship” and in those cases, their pay may be re-fixed at higher stage duly granting one increment for each year of service rendered in the Armed Forces in order to bring their initial pay at par with the pre-retirement pay, while their pension already drawn be continued un-altered.

NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly see that the above legitimate request of former Defence Forces Personnel is agreed to and orders issued soon. Federation also requests to kindly communicate the action taken in the matter early.

DA/As above

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

Source: NFIR

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Indian Railways Reservation-Cancellation Form (Updated Feb 2018)

Indian Railways Reservation-Cancellation Form (Updated Feb 2018)

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.2011/TG.1/20/P/R.Form

New Delhi, dated 28.02.2018

1.The Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

2.General Manager/PRS,
CRIS, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi

(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO.11 OF 2018)

 

Sub: Updation of Reservation/cancellation Requisition form.

 

Instructions were issued to Zonal Railways vide this office letter No. TC-II/2910/98/Child Fare dated 02.12.2015 (Commercial Circular no. 71 of 2015) regarding ‘Revision in the Rule 211 of IRCA Coaching Tariff No. 26 Part-I (Vol-I); Fare for Children’ wherein it was advised that in case of children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age for whom full berth/seat (in Reserved Class) is sought at the time of reservation, full adult fare for such child shall be charged. However, if berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation, then half of adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to minimum distance for charge.

 

2. In view of above, it has been decided to modify the reservation/cancellation/requisition form to include a column where passenger can mark their option for requirement of full berth/seat for child. A copy of revised reservation/cancellation/requisition form is enclosed. Necessary action may be taken accordingly under intimation to all concerned.

(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th CPC

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 58/2018

S.No. PC-VI/385
No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

New Delhi, dated 12.04.2018

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

Sub: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. from 01.01.2018 to Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17.11.2017 (S.No. PC-VI/379, RBE No.169/2017) revising the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2017 in respect of railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/ grade pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rate of DA admissible to railway employees of above category shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 142% w.e.f. 01.01.2018.

3. The provisions contained in Paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

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

(Authority- MoF’s OM No.1/3/2008-E.II(B)dated 28.3.2018).

S/d,
(U.K.Tiwari)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VI
Railway Board

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

 

PC-VII No. : 99
RBE No.: 47/2018

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3

New Delhi, dated: 27.03.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),

All Zonal Railways & Production Units,

(As per mailing list)

Sub :- Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018.

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/06/2018-P&PW(G) dated 22.03.2018 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and compliance. This order shall apply mutatis mutandis on Railways also.

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

3. Hindi version is attached below.

Encl. As above.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

File No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/3

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Grant of Advances 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants

7th CPC : Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

7th-CPC-House-Building-Advance-HBA-Railway-servants

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

No.F(E)Spl./2008/ADV.3/6(7th CPC)

The General Managers and PFAs
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per standard list)

New Delhi,
Dated:28.03.2018

Subject: Grant of Advances Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations – Amendment to rules on House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway servants.

 

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.12.2017 on the above cited subject(vide which, the revised provisions relating to the grant of House Building Advance (HBA) as issued by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (Housing III Section) vide their OM No.1.17011/11(4)/2016-H-III dated 09.11.2017 pursuant to acceptance of 7th CPC recommendations, were mutatis-mutandis made applicable to Railway employees.

2. Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs vide their OM dated 31.01.2018 (copy enclosed) have now issued clarifications to the fulfillment of extant conditions mentioned in para-2(viii) of their aforesaid OM dated 09.11.2017, which shall be applicable mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

3. Please acknowledge receipt

4. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(G.Priya Sudarsani)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

 Source: NFIR

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5% Uniform rate of GST to apply in all railway catering services in trains or on stations

5% GST to Train Food and Drinks

Ministry of Finance
5% Uniform rate of GST to apply in all railway catering services in trains or on stations

 

With a view to remove any doubt or uncertainty in the matter and bring uniformity in the rate of GST applicable to supply of food and drinks made available in trains, platforms or stations, it has been clarified with the approval of the competent authority that the GST rate on supply of food and drinks by the Indian Railways or Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. or their licensees, whether in trains or at platforms (static units), will be 5% without input tax credit. The copy of letter F.No. 354/03/2018-TRU dated 31.03.2018 (Order No. 2/2018 – GST) issued to the Railway Board is available atwww.cbec.gov.in .

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LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

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No.31011/1512017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi
Dated March 27, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LTC to Railway employees (and Government servants whose spouses are Railway servants)

The undersigned is directed to say that as per extant LTC instructions, Government servants and their spouses who are working in Indian Railways are not entitled for the facility of LTC as the facility of “Free Pass” is available to them. However, Seventh CPC in its report has recommended for bringing Railway employees (and employees whose spouses are Railway servants) into the fold of LTC.

2 The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation With Ministry of Railways. It has been decided that Railway employees may be allowed to avail All lndia LTC once in a block of four years under CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, subject to the following conditions·

(i) The railway employees shall continue to be governed fully by the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules only and availing of “All India LTC” under CCS (LTC) Rules by them will be facilitated through a Special Order under the relevant provision of the said Pass Rules.

(ii) “All India LTC” will be purely optional for the railway employees.

(iii) Even after availing “All India LTC” in a year, it will not be mandatory for the railway employee to opt for “All India LTC” 1n the next or subsequent block years

(iv) No “Home Town LTC” will be admissible to Railway employees and on the same analogy, no Home Town converted LTC shall be allowed to them.

(v) The railway employees will surrender the Privilege Passes admissible to them In the calendar year in which they intend to avail the LTC facility. However they would continue to be eligible for Privilege Ticket Orders and other kinds of Passes viz., Duty Pass. School Pass, Special Passes on Medical grounds. etc., as admissible under the Pass rules. Further, if the railway employee has already availed of a Privilege Pass, then LTC will not be allowed in that year.

(vi) The railway employees on deputation to any other organization, Including Railway PSUs, would also continue to be eligible for optional LTC in lieu of Privilege Pass entitlement.

(vii) The definition of beneficiaries e g members of family, dependents etc. and other conditions as laid down in the CCS(L TC) rules will be applicable for availing ‘All India LTC” facility by the railway employees even if such beneficiaries are not entitled for Privilege Pass under the Pass Rules.

(viii) If both spouses are Railway employees then both will surrender admissible in the calendar year, if they opt for All India LTC.

(ix) In case of the Government employees whose spouse is working In Railways, want to avail All India LTC, either Independently or with family members, then he/she they may be allowed subject to the condition of surrendering privilege passes admissible in that calendar year for him/her/them and an undertaking in this regard shall be
given by the Government servant to his office

3. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: AIRF

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Guiding norms for imposition of punishment on Loco Pilots/ Assistant Loco Pilots in cases of Passing Signals at Danger (SPAD) – NFIR’s suggestions for further relaxation

NFIR

No. II/34/2018

Dated: 26/03/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Guiding norms for imposition of punishment on Loco Pilots/ Assistant Loco Pilots in cases of Passing Signals at Danger (SPAD) – NFIR’s suggestions for further relaxation – reg.

 

Ref: Railway Board’s Letter No.2017/Safety (A&R)/18/11 dated 08.01.2018

 

While appreciating and thanking the Railway Board for their deep analysis and thorough study on the subject of “Guidelines for minimum punishment to be imposed for LPs/ALPs, in cases of SPAD”, which has resulted in issuance of revised instructions vide Board’s letter no. cited above (i.e. dated 8.1.2018), duly taking into account the inputs given by NFIR vide its letter No. II/34/Part.17 dated 04.01.2018 (also taking cognizance of NFIRs Charter of Demands – SPAD Definition to be reviewed to prevent harassment and victimization of Running and Safety categories’ staff -Item No. 30, on which Strike Notice was served), the Federation places its views on the revised instructions as below for appropriate review:-

 

NFIR’s views:

 

I. Para 1.1, condition 1.1.1

i) For Loco Pilots:- Reduction may be done to the next lower stage of pay level instead of reducing as LP/ Shunter for a period of one year and he may be put to work as Co-Pilot. wherever possible.

ii) For Assistant Loco Pilots, the prescribed punishment may further be relaxed.

iii) NFIR suggests that SPAD cases involving IBSS (Intermediate Block Stop Signal), may be brought under the provision of this condition (1.1.1), since as per General Rules of 1976, Rule no.3.11, Intermediate Block Stop signal is the Home signal provided at an Intermediate Block post. In the present order, it is classified under condition 1.2.

 

II. Para 1.1, condition 1.1.2 & Para 1.2:

In this condition, the stipulation of capital punishment of “Removal or Compulsory retirement from service”, where entirely due to neglect of loco pilot, may be relaxed for imposing any other punishment.

 

III. Para 1.3, condition 1.3.1 & 1.3.2

i) For Loco Pilots:- Reduction may be done to the next lower pay, instead of reducing as LP/ Shunter for a period of one year.

ii) For Assistant Loco Pilots, the prescribed punishment may further be relaxed

IV. Para 1.5

In this condition, the penalty of capital punishment of Removal or Compulsory retirement from service, whei-e entirely due to neglect of loco pilot, may be further relaxed and any other punishment may be prescribed.

 

V. Para 2.0

Punishment for Assistant Loco Pilot, shall not be at par with Loco Pilot, unless otherwise serious dereliction of duty is proved.

 

VI. Para 6.0

Separate representation has already been sent on Para 6.0 vide NFIR letter No. II /34 /Pt. dated 06.03.2018, which may be considered.

 

VII. Para 9.0

A review of previous two years cases be allowed to be undertaken and accordingly Board’s instructions dated 08/01/2018 be modified.

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

Source : NFIR

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Upper age limit for direct recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways

Railway: Relaxation of 3 years above the prescribed upper age limit in open market recruitment to all non-gazetted posts (RBE No. 25/2018)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 25/2018

No. E(NG)-II/94/RR-1/29/Pt.(3246807)

New Delhi, dated: 21/02/2018

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairman/Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs);
Chairman/Railway Recruitment Cells (RRCs).
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to non-gazetted posts on the Railways.

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s instructions issued under RBE No. 45/2015 dated 11.05.2015, withdrawing three years relaxation in the prescribed upper age limit for direct recruitment to all non-gazetted posts.

The matter has since been reviewed and it has now been decided by this Ministry to provide a relaxation of three years above the prescribed upper age limit in open market recruitment to all non-gazetted posts.

These instructions will be effective from the date of issue of this letter. It will also be applicable on recruitment notification published under Centralized Employment Notice Nos. 01/2018 and 02/2018 issued by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs).

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Ravi Shekhar)
Jt. Director Estt. (N) – II
Railway Board

Source: Indian Railways

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NFIR – Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS)NFIR – Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS)

NFIR – Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS)

Dated : 19/03/2018

No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Hon’ble Minister of Railways
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi

Dear Shri Goyalji,

Sub: Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme (NPS) – reg.

Ref: (i) Hon’ble MR’s D.o. No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4-Pt dated 29th March 2014 to Hon’ble Finance Minister, Government of India.

(ii) Hon’ble MR’s D.O. No. 2012/F(E)III/I/4-Pt dated 20th Nov 2015 to the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley.

(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I dated l3th Feb, 2017,26th Oct, 2017 and 11/12/2017.

(iv) Railway Board’s letter No. 2012/F(E)/III/1(1)/4-Pt dated 13/02/2018 to GS/NFIR.

Kind attention is invited to the correspondence cited under reference, latest being Railway Board’s reply received vide letter dated 13/02/2018 wherein the Federation has been conveyed that the Hon’ble Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs has communicated that the matter was re-considered in consultation with Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) and the request for exempting Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 from the application of NPS does not seem to be a feasible proposition. While NFIR does not agree with the reply of Hon’ble Finance Minister, the Federation re-iterates the valid points placed below, urging upon the Railway Ministry to impress upon the Government, the need for exempting Railways from National Pension System (NPS).

The Ministry of Finance and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) have failed to appreciate the facts that the nature of duties performed by the Railway employees is un-comparable, unique, complex, hazardous and akin to the duties being performed by the Armed Forces, in whose case the NPS has not been made applicable.

The Finance Ministry has also failed to appreciate that even during the British rule the Indian Railways was conceived and operated as an auxiliary wing of the Army by virtue of its complex nature of role and uniqueness of working of Railway employees which in turn requires a high degree of discipline, efficiency to run the services and carry passenger and freight traffic throughout the country including supplies to the borders of the nation.

The Finance Ministry has also failed to evaluate that it is the Indian Railways which works as supply line to the Armed Forces during crisis periods by transporting troops from one comer to the other including the nation’s borders besides transporting Military hardware and other war material. In no way the performance of Railway employees can be underestimated than that of the Defence Forces Personnel.

Like Armed Forces, many of the Railway Personnel do stay away from their families for longer durations in the course of performing duties at remote places where minimum basic amenities like suitable accommodation, schooling, drinking water, health care facilities have been missing’ Comparing the structure and importance of Railways with that of the Army, it would not be out of place to state that just as the ‘Army requires a critical mass to fight battle/war, in similar way critical mass of trained employees is required to maintain Railway Tracks, Rolling Stock and ensure operation of services’. On an average over 700 Railway employees die per annum while performing their duties and nearly 3000 employees sustain injuries as reported by High Level Safety Review Committee (HLSRC) headed by Shri Anil Kakodkar. The sacrifices of Railway employees are unParallel.

Considering the strong merits in the demand of the Federation, Hon’ble MRs have written to the Minister of Finance to have a re-look into the case to be considered favourably to exempt Railways from the ambit of National Pension System (NPS).

Federation desires to mention that the Finance Ministry has erred and equally not considered the justified demand of the Railway employees projected by NFIR, perhaps applying different logic and ignoring the facts mentioned above. In this connection, NFIR reminds that the Federation leaders in the meeting held on 09th February, 2018 at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi had specifically requested the Hon’ble MR to kindly reach the Hon’ble Prime Minister for getting Railways exempted from the application of National pension System (NPS). It is a known fact that the NPS has generated lot of anger and anguish among the younger generation of Railway employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004 due to the inherent disadvantages of the NPS which does not guarantee even minimum pension i.e. half of the last pay drawn by the Railway employees.

NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Hon’ble MR to kindly take steps for reaching the Hon’ble Prime Minister for getting exemption of Railways from NPS at an early date’

With regards,
Yours Sincerely

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

Source : NFIR

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Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2018

Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2018

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

PC-VII No.- 97

File No. PC-VII/2016/1/7/2/1

RBE No.: 39/2018

New Delhi, dated: 19.03.2018

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub:  Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 137/2017 dated 06.10.2017 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 5% to 7% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2018.

2. The term ‘basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21)), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume -II (Sixth Edition – 1987) – Second Reprint 2005.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2018.

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

S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

DA Railway employees

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Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of three categories of posts in the Commercial Department over Indian Railways – viz. Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC), and Enquiry-cum-Reservation-Clerk (ECRC)

Revised Cadre Structure due to merger of posts: Commercial-cum-Ticket Clerk, Sr. Commercial-cum-Ticket Clerk, Chief Commercial-cum-Ticket Clerk, Commercial Superintendent – reg.

RBE No. 28/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12(pt)

New Delhi, dated: 22.02.2018

The General Manager (P)
All Indian railways & Pus
(as per standard list)

Sub: Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of three categories of posts in the Commercial Department over Indian Railways – viz. Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC), and Enquiry-cum-Reservation-Clerk (ECRC).

The 7th CPC’s recommendations pertaining to the Commercial Department staff of the Railways are contained in Para 11.40.64 to 11.40.70 of their Report.

Upgradation of posts proposed from erstwhile GP 1900 to GP 2000, and from erstwhile GP 2400 to GP 2800 have already been notified for implementation vide Annexure-B of Railway Board’s communication No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016). Recommendations regarding the merger of posts in the three consultation with both recognized staff Federations (AIRF and NFIR) and with the concerned Directorates in the Railway Board, it has now been decided to implement the merger into a unified category of ‘Commercial and Ticketing Staff’ in a phased manner. Details of the cadre structure/AVC, staffing pattern and norms of appointment/selection for this unified category are tabulated in the Annexure to this letter.

2. The following modalities may be adopted while switching over to the unified cadre structure detailed in the accompanying Annexure:

2.1 Merger of the three categories will follow a graded approach. In first phase, the Ticket Checking category as a whole, with all its existing incumbents, will continue as a separate category with its existing cadre structure and staffing pattern, while the existing staff working in the categories of CC and ECRCs may be merged. The merged categories of CC and ECRC will accordingly have a four tier structure of posts and functional designation, as below:

i) Commercial-cum-Reservation-Clerk in Level-3 (entry level)

ii) Senior Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in Level-5 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Senior Commercial Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk that are in Leve-5

iii) Chief Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in Level-6 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Head Commercial Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-6

iv) Commercial Superintendent in Level-7 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Chief Booking Supervisor and Chief Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-7.

2.2 In the second phase of the merger, all future recruitments to the relevant category(ies) will be in the unified cadre structure merging Ticket Checking category also with the cadre of CC & ECRC. The final unified cadre structure with designation of posts, staffing pattern and norms for appointment will be as detailed in accompanying Annexure.

2.3 As merger progresses from the first phase (Para in 2.1 above) to the second phase (Para in 2.2 above), nomenclature(s) of posts will also change correspondingly.

3. 10 + 2 minimum entry qualification has been prescribed for entry into Level-3 of the Ticket Collectors/ Commercial Clerks categories, as may be seen in the accompanying Annexure. It is clarified that this stipulation (of 10 + 2 minimum qualification) will not apply to existing regular staff against promotional intake.

4. Usual rules/principles will apply while determining inter se seniority in the merged categories.

5. Received training modules necessitated due to the merger above will be prepared an notified separately by the concerned Directorate.

(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director-II/Estt.(NG)I

ANNEXURE TO LETTER RAILWAY BOARD’S LETTER NO. E(NG)I/2016/PM1/12 DATED 22.02.2018 (RBE No. 28/2018)

S. No. Name of post Mode of appointment Classi-fication Level and Revised Pay Structure Qualification/ Training/Age Grade wise %age distribution of the total merged and unified Cadre
1 Commercial- cum-ticket Clerk (erstwhile PB-1 Rs.5200-20200, G.P. Rs.1900/2000) (The posts operate in erstwhile G.P. 2000 now, as post in G.P. Rs.1900 has been upgraded to G.P. Rs.2000). 50% by DR Recruitment Level-3 Rs.21700- 69100 DR qualification – 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% Marks in the aggregate. 50% is not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Ex- Servicemen Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement. Age limit for DR 18-27 years 11%
33-1/3% by General Selection (T&C Staff in erstwhile G.P.Rs.1800) General Selection
16-2/5% by LDCE Selection
2 Sr. Commercial- cum-ticket Clerks (erstwhile PB-1, Rs.5200-20200, G.P. Rs.2800) (The posts operate in erstwhile GP 2800 now, as post in GP Rs.2400 has been upgraded to G.P. Rs.2800). 50% DR by Recruitment Level-5 Rs.29200- 92300 DR qualification— A University Degree or its equivalent Age limet for DR- 18-30 years Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement. 22%
50% by Promotion. Non- Selection
3 Chief Commercial- cum-ticket Clerk (erstwhile PB-2, Rs.9300-34800, G.P. Rs.4200) Promotion Selection Level-6 Rs.35400- 112400 Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement. 47%
4 Commercial Superintendent (erstwhile PB-2, Rs.9300-54800, G.P. Rs.4600) Promotion Non- Selection Level-7 Rs.44900- 142400 Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement. 20%

Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in

 

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LDC to UDC Upgradation – Railway Board Report

LDC to UDC Upgradation – Railway Board Report

ABOLISH AND UPGRADE ALL POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS (LDCs) TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS (UDCs) – MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS IS NOT IN FAVOUR OF THE STAFF SIDE DEMAND

Action taken report on the minutes of the standing Committee National Council JCM held on 03.05.2017

Minutes – Reacting to the comment made by the official side, the staff side pointed out that prima-facie, on introduction of computerized functioning in almost all departments, the functions assigned to LDCs have become redundant.

Decision – What is required is to get the report from each department and take a conscious decision, as LDC is a common category.

Report of the Ministry of Railways (OM dated 01.12.2017)

In view of functional requirement of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) and promotional aspects of MTS, proposal to abolish and upgrade all posts of LDCs (LDC now as Junior Secretariat Assistant) to UDCs (now called as Senior Secretariat Assistant) may not be recommended and besides this, RBSCS is patterned on the lines of the CSCS and the existing system is working well, unless there is any change in CSCS, no change is desirable in RBSCS. 7th CPC has also not provided upgradation of to LDCs; therefore to abolish and upgrade all posts of LDCs to UDCs is considered not feasible.

Source: Confederation

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Pasting of Reservation Charts on Train Coaches Discontinued?

Pasting of Reservation Charts on Train Coaches Discontinued?

Discontinuing Reservation Chart Preparation

 Based on a similar successful experiment conducted by South Western Railway, the practice of pasting of reservation charts on train coaches was discontinued at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Bombay Central, Chennai Central, Howrah and Sealdah stations of Indian Railways on experimental basis for a period of three months. Keeping in view the positive feedback received from Zonal Railways, it has been decided to discontinue pasting of reservation charts on reserved coaches of trains at all erstwhile A1, A & B category of stations as a pilot project for six months starting from 01.03.2018.

The logic behind doing away with the practice of pasting of reservation charts on reserved coaches is as under:-

(i) Passengers holding confirmed ticket are aware of their coach/berth number as the same is indicated on the tickets at the time of booking itself, except in case of First Class air-conditioned class.
(ii) At present around 65% of the reserved tickets are being issued through internet for which, mobile number is invariably captured on which an SMS is sent at the time of booking.
(iii) Waitlisted and Reservation Against Cancellation (RAC) passengers get their status update on their registered mobile number through SMS at the time of preparation of first reservation chart which is at least four hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
(iv) Digital charting system has been installed at major stations and at other stations manual boards are installed for displaying the status of the waitlisted tickets to guide the passengers.
(v) Apart from the above, Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) service through 139, online booking website is available for passengers for checking the status of the tickets on real time basis.
(vi) It will save the cost of stationery as well as savings on account of manpower involved in pasting of reservation charts.

In view of the reasons mentioned above, now there is no need for the passengers to check their reservation status through the reservation charts displayed on the coaches. Moreover, reservation charts continue to be displayed on the station platforms for passengers including senior citizens who would like to view it on charts/ digital charts in all stations including A-1, A & B category stations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways and Coal Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 14.3.2018.

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Railways: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018

New Methodology of Application and Schedule of Payment towards Children Education Allowance

SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

Divisional Office
Personnel Department,
Mysore-570 001

Dated: 05.03.2018

No.Y/P. 483/Gen/Bills

Sub: Children Education Allowance for the year 2017-2018.

Ref: 1. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008
2. Rly. Bds letter No.E(W)2017/ED-2/3 dated 12.10.2017 (RBE No. 147/2017)

Railway Board has communicated the revised rates for Children Education Allowance (CEA) and the new method of application and payment/reimbursement of CEA, vide letter under reference, as per the Board’s letter are as under:

1. The amount fixed for reimbursement of CEA will be Rs. 2250/- om., and Rs.6750/- pm for Hostel Subsidy.

2. The reimbursement will be done just once a year, i.e. after completion of the financial year.

3. For reimbursement of CEA, a Certificate from the Head of the Institution, where the ward of the government employee studies, will be sufficient. The certificate should confirm that the child studied in the school during the previous academic year. (Proforma-I enclosed)

4. However, for hostel subsidy, a similar certificate from the Head of the Institution with additional requirement regarding amount of expenditure incurred by the government servant towards lodging and boarding in the residential complex are to be furnished. (RBE No. 147/2017). The amount of expenditure mentioned, or the ceiling, Rs.6,750/- pm, whichever is lower shall be paid to the employee. Employees are required to be submitted bonafide certificate for hostel subsidy as per the proforma-II enclosed.

5. Hostel subsidy is reimbursable only in case of child studying in a residential school and staying in hostel of the said residential school.

6. The allowance will be double for differently abled children. (RBE No. 10/2018)
Scheduled for payment of CEA for the year 2017-18:

1. Applications for reimbursement/payment of CEA will be collected after the completion of financial year 2017-18 i.e. from 01.04.2018 up to 15.05.2018.

2. The received applications will be scrutinised and processed for sanction and vetting from Associate Finance through online i.e. on IPAS.

3. To ensure that the child/ward has studied during the academic Year, a bonafide Certificate from the school has to be obtained as per the prescribed proforma-I enclosed. This can also be in any format given by the school.

4. If both the spouses are Government servants, the applicant should declare that His/her spouse has not claimed the allowance, and will be liable for action under D & AR if it is found to be false at a later date.

5. Claims shall be admissible only for the First two surviving children whose names are included in the Family Composition. Before submitting an application for CEA, every employee should ensure that his/her child’s name is included in the Family Composition Certificate which was sent to Personnel Department for scanning and uploading to IPAS system or else such claims will not be processed.

6. It is also necessary to enclose the copy of employee’s Family Composition Details along with CEA application duly certified by the concerned supervisory officials.

7. The supervisory officials are requested to collect the applications of the employees working under them with bonafide certificates or original fee receipts/cash bills for hostel subsidy and forward the same to this Office in a one bunch under a covering letter duly listing the names for further process. Applications without covering letter shall not be entertained.

8. CEA application can also be downloaded from SWR website i.e. www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in on the following link:- About us -> Division -> Mysuru -> Personnel Branch -> Forms to download.

This has the approval of Competent Authority

sd/-
(BUBBLE YADAV)
DPO/I/MYS
For Sr.DPO/MYSURU

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

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Indian railways announced that can able to Change Passenger name in IRCTC Reserved Ticket

Indian railways announced that can able to Change Passenger name in IRCTC Reserved Ticket

Indian-Railways-Change-Passenger-name-IRCTC-Reserved-Ticket

CHANGE OF NAME OF A PASSENGER ON CONFIRMED RESERVATION TICKET

A change of name in reservation is permitted only by Sr.Divisonal Commercial Manager of concerned division. Where there is no post of Sr.Divisonal Commercial Manager, the change of name in reservation is permitted by Divisional Commercial Manager of concerned division on written requisition tendered by party along with documents as required under the rules 24 hours prior to the scheduled departure of train in following circumstances.

(i) Government servant proceeding on duty on production of a letter from the appropriate authority.

(ii) Between family members due to unavoidable circumstances, viz. father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, husband and wife. No cancellation and reservation charges are recovered in this case. The station Manager will be competent to permit
alteration of reservation under the condition mentioned above.

(iii) However, in case of group travelling together, party’s written request should be tendered in writing 48 hours before scheduled departure of train and change of name is not permitted in excess of 10% of total strength of the group/party.

Change in the Name of Passenger Holding Confirmed Reservation

1. Save as otherwise, a berth or a seat reserved in the name of a person shall be used only by the person and shall not be transferable to any other person.

2. Chief Reservation Supervisor of important stations are authorized by Railway Administration to permit the change of name of a passenger having a seat or berth reserved in his name in the following circumstances namely :

(a) Where the passenger is a Government Servant, proceeding on duty and appropriate authority, makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of trains

(b) Where the passenger makes a request in writing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in his name may be transferred to another member of his family, meaning, Father, Mother, Brother, Sister, Son,
Daughter, Husband and Wife.

(c) Where the passengers are students of a recognized educational institution and the Head of the institution makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, that the reservation made in the name of any student be transferred to any other student of the same institute.

(d) Where the passengers are members of a marriage party and any person deemed to be Head of such party makes a request in writing 48 hours before the scheduled departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any member of
the marriage party be transferred to any other person.

(e) Where the passengers are a group of cadets of National Cadet Corps and any officer who is the head of the group, makes a request in writing at least 24 hours before the departure of the train that the reservation made in the name of any cadet be transferred to any other cadet.

Such request will be granted only once. Regarding item no. (c), (d) and (e), such request for change in excess of 10% of the total strength of group shall not be granted.

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Loco running staff as on April 2017 is 87196

Loco running staff as on April 2017 is 87196

Loco running staff

As on 01.04.2017, over Zonal Railways, total number of employed staff in loco running category is 87196.

As per the provision of the Railways Act, 1989 and the Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005, Loco running staff on the Railways are classified as ‘Continuous’ and as such, their rostered hours of work is 54 hours a week on an average in a two-weekly period of 14 days.

After the Seventh CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations, the basic pay of the non-running staff has been increased by a multiplication factor of 2.57 with effect from 01.01.2016 and then fixed in the appropriate cell of the relevant Level in the Seventh CPC pay matrix, while for the running staff the multiplication factor of 2.945 was used. Further, the actual raise in the pay of the running staff has been ensured at a minimum of 14.29 percent with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) concurrence. This has resulted in an effective multiplication factor of around 3.01 for Running Staff. The running staff also get allowances like Dearness Allowance and House Rent Allowance on the basic pay enhanced by 30%.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in the Parliament on 9.2.2018.

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Facilities By Indian Railways For Disabled Persons

Indian Railways

Ministry of Railways
Facilities By Indian Railways For Disabled Persons

07 MAR 2018

Provision/augmentation of amenities at stations, including those for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) and elderly passengers is a continuous process. In order to provide better accessibility to Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) and elderly passengers, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all the stations:

  • Standard ramp for barrier free entry.
  • Earmarking at least two parking lots.
  • Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.
  • Signages of appropriate visibility.
  • At least one toilet (on the ground floor).
  • At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan).
  • ‘May I help you’ Booth.
    In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at ‘A-1′, ‘A’ & ‘B’ category stations:
  • Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.
  • Engraving on edges of platform.

Details of railway stations provided with facilities for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) are as under:

 S.
No.
Facilities for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) Approx. Number of stations.
1 Standard ramp for barrier free entry 2350
2 Earmarking at least two parking lots 1350
3 Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building 1410
4 Signages of appropriate visibility. 1430
5 At least one toilet (on the ground floor). 1850
6 At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons 1790
7 ‘May I help you’ Booth 1080
8 Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer 1240
9 Engraving on edges of platform 1780

Railways has decided to provide escalators at all the A1, A & C category stations (footfall 25000 or above). Additionally railways has also planned to provide elevators at 500 more stations. About 3800 disabled friendly Integral Coach Factory (ICF) design coaches are available in the fleet of Indian Railways (IR). These coaches have a suitably designed compartment & toilet adapted to the needs of the disabled/Divyangs. More disabled friendly coaches shall be added to the fleet of IR in the coming years. It is endeavoured to have at least one such ICR design coach in each Mail/Express train running with ICF coaches. Further, the fully air conditioned (WRRMDAC) Garib Rath trains have been provided with an Air conditioned disabled friendly compartment in the power cars.

For the assistance of visually impaired travellers, Integrated Braille signages, i.e. signages superimposed with Braille scripts are being provided in the newly manufactured coaches of Indian Railways (IR). In addition, retro-fitment of the same in existing coaches has also been taken up in a phased manner.

Railways has provided 467 escalators at 171 railway stations and 318 elevators at 134 railway stations for senior citizens/disabled/ Divyangs.

This information was made available in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

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