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Rly Board Estt. Circulars 2000

July 23, 2011

 

RBE No.8/2000       

   Board’s  letter   No.E(NG)/II/95/RC-1/94   dated 18.1.2000 (RBE No.8/2000) SC No.39 to MC No.16.

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate grounds in cases of medical invalidation/decategorisation.

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Kindly  refer  to  the instructions  contained  in  Board’s letters  no.E(NG)III/78/RC-1/1  dated 7.4.83, 3.9.93 as  well  as Board’s  letter  of even number dated 22.9.95 on the  above  mentioned subject.

Pursuant to the notification of “The persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, protection of Rights and Full participation), Act, 1998″, instructions were issued vide Board’s letter  no.E(NG)I/96/RE-3/9(2)  dated  29.4.99,  laying  down  inter-alia  that,   in   cases   where  an  employee   has   been   medically invalidated/decategorised  and  where the  Administration  cannot find a suitable alternative post for such an employee, he may  be  kept on a supernumerary post in the grade in which he was working  an  regular basis, till such time a suitable post can be  identified  or  till his retirement, whichever is  earlier.   As  these instructions provided for continuation in service of a  medically invalidated  decategorised employee, there would be  no  occasion  for  an  employee to be retired from service an  medical  ground.  Therefore,  according to these instructions, in such  cases,  the  occasion  to consider a request for appointment on  compassionate  ground of an eligible ward would not arise.

The matter has been reviewed  pursuant to a demand  raised  by the staff side in the DC/JCM and it has now been decided  that  in cases where an employee is totally incapacitated and is not in a position to continue in any post because of his medical  condition,  he  may be allowed to opt for retirement.  In  such  cases request  for appointment on compassionate ground to  an  eligible ward may be considered.

In the cases of medical decategorisation i.e., those cases in which an employee becomes medically unfit for the post held at  present but is fit to perform the duties of an alternative  suitable post in lower medical category, the request for  appointment on compassionate ground to an eligible ward will not be  admissible, even if the employee  chooses to retire voluntarily on  his  being  declared medically decategorised.Such an employee may then either be continued in a supernumerary post or  allowed  to retire  voluntarily  if he so desires but without  extending  the benefit of appointment on compassionate grounds to a ward.

 

RBE no.4/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/95  PS  5-1/33   dated  6.1.2000 (RBE no.4/2000).

  Sub:   Widow pass and Passes issued on medical grounds – Validity for travel on Rajdhani/Shatabdi train.

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Passes are issued to widows of Railway servants in terms of  instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(W)/85 PS  5-8/2 dated 30.6.87 and No.E(W)/95 PS-5/1/29 dated 24.4.98. Similarly passes  on  medical  grounds are also available to serving and retired  Railway employees as per Board’s letter  No.E(W)/95/PS5-        1/33 dated 6.8.99.

It has since been decided by Board that passes issued  to these two categories i.e., widows and on medical grounds shall he valid  for  travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express trains,  on  the same conditions as are applicable to Railway employees of equivalent status.  A special endorsement to this effect shall be made by the pass issuing authority, also indicating  the  class  and  number of berths allowed in the pass.

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

Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/I-98/CPC/LE-1 dated 17.1.2000.

Sub: Commutation of leave.

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In terms of Para 52 of Indian Railway Establishment  Code,  Volume I grant of leave on Medical grounds to Group “A” and Group  “B” officers is permitted only on production of a certificate  of  sickness   from   the  appropriate   Railway   Medical   Officer. Difficulties have been reported in some cases where the concerned officers  could not obtain the certificate of sickness  from  the  appropriate Railway Doctor.

The matter has been examined. Attention is invited in  this  regard  to  provisions contained in para 551  of  Indian  Railway  Medical Manual, which lays down that a Railway Doctor may issue a certificate  to  cover  the period of sickness  from  an  earlier  period  only if he is requested by the administration for such  a certificate  and if he is satisfied about the genuineness of  the  case  on  the strength of medical evidence available  with  him, which should be recorded in detail.

The Board desire that the contents of the above para may be   given  wide  publicity  and brought to the notice  of  all  cadre controlling/leave  sanctioning  authorities, who should  also  be  asked to view such requests from employees belonging to Group “A”  “B”, “C” and “D” with reasonable compassion.

 

 

RBE No.1/2000       

   Board’s  letter   No.F(E)/I/99/AL-29/4   dated  6.1.2000 (RBE No.1/2000).

Sub: Amendment to Rule 1422 – R.II Washing Allowance.

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In  exercise  of the powers conferred by the  proviso  to  Article 309 of Constitution of India, the President is pleased to direct  that  para 1422 of IREC Volume II  (First  Reprint)  1987 Edition  may be amended as per the Advance Correction  Slip  No.4 enclosed.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.48 TO INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT

CODE VOL.II (FIRST EDITION) 1987

RULE – 1422 – WASHING ALLOWANCE

Please  insert the following as “Note (2)” below the  Note  under Rule 1422 and the existing Note maybe re-numbered as “Note (1)”. “Note (2)”: The categories of Group “D” staff selected for  grantof  Washing  Allowance  are listed in para 706  of  IREM  Washing Allowance is also admissible to the staff car drivers, who are in Group  “C” on the same terms and conditions as applicable to Group  “D”  staff.

(Authority: Board’s letter No.F(E)/I/99/AL-29/4 dated 6.1.2000).

 

RBE No.2/2000       

  Board’s letter  No.F(E)/1/99/AL-29/4(A)  dated 6.1.2000 (RBE No.2/2000).

Sub: Amendment to Para 706 of IRE (1989 Edition Washing Allowance.

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In  exercise of the powers conferred by the Proviso  to Article 309 of Constitution of India, the President is pleased to direct that para 706 of IREM (1989 edition) may be amended as per the Advance Correction Slip No.92 enclosed.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.92 TO INDIAN RAILWAY

ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOL.I(REVISED EDITION 1989)

PARA 706 – WASHING ALLOWANCE;

Please substitute the existing para with the following: “The  following categories of Group “D” staff  and  the  staff  Car Drivers (Group “C” have been selected for the  payment  of Washing Allowance in terms of Rule 1422 – R.II (1990).

i)          Such of the Class IV Railway Servants in schools as are provided with uniforms.

ii)         Class IV Railway servants in hospitals and dispensaries, such as dressers, X-Ray Attendants, Laboratory Attendants, Hospital Peons, Ayahs. Sweepers and Stretcher Bearers.

iii)         Drivers of Staff Cars.

iv)        Lift Attendants (Lift-men).

v)         All non-gazetted staff of RPF/RPSF.

vi)        Such of the Casual Labour who are employed as peons and Motor Drivers only in Administrative Offices or personally attached to the Divisional Engineers incharge of the Construction units/projects in the Construction Department of the Railways.

vii)        Ambulance Car Drivers.

viii)       Air Conditioned Coach Attendants.

ix)        Waiting/Retiring Room Attendants/Ayahs.

x)         Station Lift Attendants.

xi)        First class Coach Attendants.

xii)        Group ‘D’ staff working in Catering units either at stations or in Running Trains.

xiii)       Safaiwalas working at Railway stations engaged in sweeping/cleaning platforms/station buildings.

AUTHORITY; For (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) (vi), (vii) & (viii) –

 

Para 731 of IREM. (v) Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-98/ALL/RPF-4 dated 14.12.98. (ix),(x) & (xi) Board’s letter No.F(E)I/86/AL/29/I dated 30.12.88

 

(xii) – Board’s letter No.F(E)I/91/AL/29/1 dated 1.7.97

 

(xiii) – Board’s letter No.F(E)/I/92/AL-29/5 dated 3.5.94.

 

RBE No.3/2000      

   Board’s  letter  No.E(D&A)/99/GS-1/3   dated  7.1.2000 (RBE No.3/2000).

Sub:     The Railway Services(Conduct)Rules 1966 Insertion of a new rule as Rule 22-A on prohibition of employment of children below 14 years of age.

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In  exercise of powers conferred on him by the  proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby  directs  that  Rule  22-A shall be inserted after Rule 22 in  the  Railway  Services  (Conduct)  Rules, 1966 contained in Appendix-I  of  the  Indian  Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I (5th edition,  1985) as in the advance correction slip No.74 R.I. sent herewith.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.74 R.I. (FIFTH EDITION, 1985)

APPENDIX I-R.I – RAILWAY SERVICES(CONDUCT)RULES 1966 INSERTION OF RULE 22-A.

After Rule 22 the following Rule shall be inserted, namely: “22-A: Prohibition regarding employment of children below 14 years of age.

No  Railway Servant shall employ to work any  child  below  the age of 14 years”.

AUTHORITY;   Railway  Board’s  letter   No.E(D&A)99/GS1-3   dated   7.1.2000.

 

 

RBE  No.13/2000

Circular    letter   No.PC-V/98/1/11/25    dated    20.1.2000(RBE  No.13/2000).

Sub:    Implementation of Vth Central Pay Commission recommendations in regard to JA Grade and                      Selection Grade post in RPF.

The issue of implementation of V CPC’s  recommendations  in  regard to the JAG and Selection Grade in RPF as  been  under consideration and of the Board.  The matter has been considered  by  the Ministry of Railways, with the approval of the President have  decided to accept V CPC’s recommendations contained in para 70.26  of their report as under:

i)          that 10 posts out of the total 25 in the pre-revised scale of Rs.4100-5300(RPS) be operated in the scale of Rs.4500-5700(RPS) Rs.14,300-18,300(RSRP) and the remaining 15 posts be placed in the grade of Rs.3700-5000(RPS)/Rs.12000-16500(RSRP) subject to provisions contained in Sub-para(ii) and para-2 below,

ii)         the pay scales of the incumbents who have already been promoted, as on date of issue of this letter, no Junior Administrative Grade on regular basis after satisfying the prescribed requirements under the Recommended at Rules for placement in the Gr.Rs.4100-5300(RPS), will  be protected and they maybe placed in the grade Rs.14300-18300(RSRP) as one time relaxation and.

iii)         Five posts of DIG being operated and Deputy ChiefSecurity Commissioners at present may continue in scale Rs.14300-18300 till further orders.

1.         The revised pay scales will be effective from 1.1.96 or from the date the incumbents were actually promoted on a  regular basis as Deputy Chief Security Commissioners after satisfying all  prescribed conditions, whichever is later.

2.         The vacancies, arising in future due to normal  atrition, shall be operated in the grade of Rs.12000-16500(RSRP) till the  number of posts in the grade of Rs.1200-16500(RSRP)  becomes 15, leaving a balance of 10 posts in Rs.14300-18300(RSRP).

3.         Amendment  to  the Recruitment Rules for the  posts  in scale Rs.12000-16500 etc. shall follow.

 

RBE No.9/2000

  Board’s letter No.PC-V/98/I/6/5 dated 18.1.2000  (RBE No.9/2000).

Sub:     Admissibility of RSRP Rules, 1997 to the employees on sick leave on 1.1.96 and whose                      services had been terminated due to medical invalidation, without resuming their duty.

The matter regarding applicability of RSRP Rules,  1997  to  Railway  servants who had been on sick leave  on  1.1.96  and  whose  services had been terminated due to  medical  invalidation  before they could resume their duty, had been under consideration in  Board’s office in consultation with Department  of  Personnel and  Training and Ministry of Finance.  It is clarified  in  this connection  that  in  terms  of  Note-3  below  Rule  7  of  RSRP  Rules,1997,  if a government servant was on leave on  1.1.96  the benefits of revised scales of pay are admissible to him from  the date  he resumes duty.  In such cases the pay is required  to  be  fixed in the revised scale on 1.1.96 on notional basis and actual  benefit of pay allowed from the date of resuming duty.   However,         it has now been decided that in relaxation of Note-2 below Rule 6 of RSRP Rules, 1997, even those Railway servants who were on sick  leave  on  1.1.96 and had been retired  subsequently  on  medical  invalidation  without resuming duty, would also be covered  under Note-2  below Rule 6 of RSRP Rules, 1997 and they may be  allowed the benefit of the revised pay.

 

   Board’s letter No.98/LMB/10/62 dated 10/1/2000

 

Sub:     Entitlement of various types of house accommodation based on the revised pay scales recommended by the Central Fifth Pay Commission.

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Consequent  upon the revision of the pay scales  recommended by the Central Fifth Pay Commission, the revised  entitlement for allotment of the staff quarters, in supersession of  the  Board’s Letter No.88/LMB/21/79 dated 24.7.89, will be as under:

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S.No.  Category of staff/Officers and pay scales                                   Entitlement

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1. All Group “D” staff                                                                  Type-I

2. All Group “C” staff who are in pay scales the                                    Type-II

maximum of which is less than Rs.4500/-

3. All Group “C” staff who are in the pay scales                                    Type-III

the maximum of which is less than or equal to

Rs.9800 but the minimum of which is equal to

or more than Rs.4500/-

4. All Group “C” staff who are in pay scales                                          Type – IV

of Rs.6500-10500 and Rs.7450-11500.

5. a)All Assistant Officers                                                                      Type – IV

b)All Senior scale Officers drawing a                                     Type _ IV

salary less than Rs.12000

6. All senior scales officers drawing pay of                                           Type – V

Rs.12000 or more and all JAG/SG/SAG officers.

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NOTE-I No.existing Type-IV or other type of quarters will be  transferred from Non-Gazetted pool to Gazetted pool merely because the number of Group”C” staff eligible for such quarters in accordance with the above instructions, happens to be less than the number of available quarters.

 

NOTE-II Employees in old pay scale of Rs.1320-2040(Revised pay scale Rs.4000-6000) who have already been allotted Type III quarters in terms of earlier orders dated 24.7.89 may retain the Type III quarters.  However, all new allotment should be made as per entitlements in this letter.

 

 

RBE No.17/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/-RR1/66 dated 28.1.2000  (RBE No.17/2000). SC No.23 to MC No.32.

Sub:     Minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Skilled Artisans.

Ref:     i)Board’s Lr.No.E(NG)/II/78/RC-1/9 dt.24.2.79

ii)Board’s Lr.No.PC-V/97/I/11/7 dt 28.9.98.

Attention is invited to the letters under reference and  para 159 of IREM,Vol.I (1989 Edition), vide which it has  inter-alia  been laid down that open market recruitment may be  made  to the  post  of Skilled Artisans from amongst  candidates  who  are  Course Completed Act Apprentice/ITI Pass /Matriculates.

2. The matter has been review by the Board and it has been  decided  that henceforth, the minimum  educational  qualification for Direct Recruitment to the post of Skilled Artisans (including  that   of  Diesel/Elect.Loco/EMU  maintenance  trades  in   scale  Rs.3050-4590  will  be ‘Course Completed  Act  Apprenticeship/ITI  Pass in relevant Trade ‘.

Indian Railway Establishment Manual may also be amended as in Advance Correction Slip No.93 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME I (1989 EDITION)

Advance Correction Slip No.93

Chapter-I Section “B”  Subsection-III – Recruitment and Training

1.         Substitute the 2nd and 3rd line of para 159(1)(i) with the following words and figures, deleting the word ‘matriculates”. “Act Apprentices, ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from open market/serving”.

2.         “Add the following after para 159(1)(iii):-

“Note:for Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU sheds the percentages as  in paras(i),(ii) and (iii) above may be read as 60%, 20%  and 20% respectively”.

3.         Para 159(3)(iv) may be deleted.

(Authority:Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/11/7 dated 28.9.98 and No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/66 dated 28.01.2000).

 

RBE No.10/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(W)/98/PS5-1/72 (Pt) dated  20.1.2000  (RBE No.10/2000).

Sub: Endorsement of break journey on Passes.

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In  terms of item 3(vi) of Schedule-II of  the  Railway  Servants(Pass) Rules, 1986, break journey en-route is permissible on  passes  at any station, as desired by the Pass  holder.   For  this  purpose,  necessary endorsement is made by way  of  station  codes  inscribed in the space provided for mentioning  the  break journeys  in  the pass.  A demand was made in the  Staff  Council Meeting of the Integral Coach Factory held in December, 1998 that  en-block  endorsement, of break journeys may be permitted in  the  Passes  without any restriction.  The matter has  been  carefully  considered  and  it has been decided that  the  present  practice of  endorsing  the break journey by way of station  codes  should  continue.  In addition, the Station Master/Ticket Collectors  may         be  authorised to make on endorsement an the pass in case  an  un- scheduled break journey is desired by the Pass holder due to  any  unforeseen circumstances.

This  issues  with the concurrence  of  the  Commercial  Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE   No.6/2000

   Board’s letter No.E(G)/99/FR 1-1 dated  20.1.2000  (RBE   No.6/2000).

Sub: Revision of Rule regarding date of birth in the Service Record.

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In  exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso  to  Article  309  of the Constitution, the President  is  pleased  to  direct  that a note as under may be added below Rule  225(4)(iii)  of Chapter 2 of IREC Vol.I (1985 edition) as in the Advance  Correction Slip No.75 forwarded herewith.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOL.I

Advance Correction Slip No.75

Rule 225(4) (iii) of Chapter 2

Please add the following as Railway Board decision below the said Rule:

“Note: The source/basis on which the date of birth has been recorded in the Service Records of the employee at  the time of entering service may be recorded below the date of birth recorded”.

(AUTHORITY: Railway Board’s Lr.No.E(G)/99/FR-1/1 dated   .1.2000)

 

RBE No.14/2000

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/Spl.98/FR/1/1  dated  28.1.2000 (RBE No.14/2000)

Sub:     Grant of Dual Charge Allowance for combination of Appointments.

Ref:     Board’s Lr.No.F(E)/Spl.91/FR/Misc/3 dated 5.6.91 and F(E)/Spl.97/FR/1/1 dated 31.12.97                       relating to Para 645(a) and 648(a) of IREM/Vol.I (Revised Edition) 1989.

 

Consequent  upon introduction of revised scale  of  pay  based  on  recommendations of the fifth Central  Pay  Commission, Ministry  of Personnel, Public Grievances and  Pension(Department of  Personnel  and Training) vide their  notification  No.4/3/97- Estt(Pay  II) dated 12.3.99 have amended the existing provisions relating to the grant of Dual Charge Allowance for combination of  appointments.  In view thereof the existing provisions as  modi- fied  earlier vide Advance Correction Slip No.1 & 33 circulated  under  Board’s letter dated 5.6.91 and 31.12.97  mentioned  above  are further amended as under:

 

i)                    Dual charge allowance will be admissible only if the additional  charge is held for a period exceeding 45 days.

ii)           Aggregate of pay and additional pay shall not exceed Rs.26,000/- p.m.

2.   The revised orders are effective from15.3.1999.

NOTE:             i) For the period between 1.1.96 to 15.3.99 while the ceiling of Rs.8000/- may be worked out notionally  as per pre-revised salaries, payment of 10% of the presumptive pay may be made with reference to the pay in the revised scale.

 

ii) For the period subsequent to 15.3.99 the payment on revised scales will be made with the provision  if a minimum period of 45 days.  Cases already dealt with otherwise need not be re-opened.

3.         Accordingly, Advance correction Slip No.94 to the  IREM  Vol.I  (Revised Edition, 1989) Annexure “A” is enclosed  herewith  Necessary  amendments  maybe  made in the  IREM  (Vol.I)  Revised  Edition, 1989.

Other  terms and conditions governing the Dual  charge  Allowance shall remain unchanged.

 

   Annexure “A”

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.94

The  following amendments may be further carried  out  in  Chapter  VI, Section V of IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition  1989)  re-garding grant of Dual Charge Allowance as under:

In  Sub-Para  (a)  of Para 645, as  last  amended  vide  Advance    Correction   Slip   No.33   under    Board’s    letter No.F(E)/Spl.97/FR-1/1 dated 31.12.97 substitute the words “for  a period  exceeding 30 days” appearing in line 13 as “for a  period  exceeding 45 days”.

In  sub  para  (a) of Para 648, as  last  amended  vide advance    correction    slip   No.1   under    Board’s    letter No.F(E)/Spl.91/FR/Misc/3 dated 5.6.91 the figure of Rs.8000/- may  be read as Rs.26000/-.

 

AUTHORITY: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)/Spl.98/FR/1/1 dated 28.01.2000).

 

 

 

   Board’s  letter   No.E(LR)/1/99/Misc   dated  18.1.2000.

Sub:     Rates of Daily Allowance for Staff side Members of the Departmental/National Councils and 3rd level/Regional Council of JCM.

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In  continuation  of Board’s letter  of  even  No.dated  5.1.99  a  copy of revised instructions dated  29.7.99,  received from  the Under Secretary, Ministry of Personnel,  Public  Grievances  and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training on  the above subject is enclosed for information and guidance.

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Copy of Lr.No.8/4/98-JCA dated 29th July’ 99 received from  Ministry of Personnel,  P.G. & Pensions(Department  of  Personnel  &  Training), New Delhi.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Date of effect of Revised D.A.rates for JCM Members

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The  under signed is directed to refer to this  Department’s  O.M. of even number dated 17.11.98 on the  above  subject and to say that these orders shall be effective from 1st October, 1997 instead of 17.4.1998.

 

 

RBE No.12/2000

Board’s   letter   No.E(P&A)/1-99/SP-1/Genl.2   dated 21.1.2000(RBE No.12/2000).

Sub:     Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission Decision relating to grant of Special Pay.

Ref:     1.Board’s Lr.No.E(P&A)1-98/SP-1/Genl.1 dated

9.10.98.Board’s Lr of even number dated 23.6.99

2.Board’s letter of even No.dated 18.10.99

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The rate of qualification pay of Accounts Staff passing  Appendix  2-A examination consequent upon revision of  scales  of  pay  on  the basis of recommendations of the  Fifth  Central  Pay   Commission  has  been revised vide S.No.3(a) of Annexure  “D”  of  Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/1-98/SP-1/Genl-1 dated 9.10.98.  It  was  clarified  vide Board’s letter of even number dated 23.6.99  that the  existing  special pay, termed as Special  Allowance  is  sugeneris  and  shall  not count for any other  benefit,  such  as dearness  allowance,  house rent allowance,  compensatory  allowances, pension, gratuity’ fixation of pay on promotion etc.   This was  also  reiterated vide Board’s letter of  even  number  dated 18.10.99.

It has now been decided in consultation with the Ministry  of  Finance that the Special Allowance & Rs.60/-  per  month payable only to Clerks Grade II of Accounts Deptt. shall continue to be treated as part of the pay only for the purpose of fixation of  pay  on promotion to the next higher grade.  It will  not  be reckoned  as  pay for other purpose like DA,  HRA,  CCA  Pension,gratuity etc.

All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

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

 

RBE No.16/2000

Board’s  letter   No.PC-III———–dated 25.1.2000 (RBE No.16/2000)

Sub:       Central Government Employees Group Insurance  Scheme 1980 – Table of Benefits     for the        saving fund for the period from 1.1.2000 to 31.12.2000.

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In  continuation  of  this Ministry’s  letter  of  even No.dated  4.5.99 a copy of O.M.No.7(2)/EV/99 dated  19.1.2000  of the  Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on the  above subject  is  forwarded  herewith for  information  and  necessary action.

 

Copy  of letter No.7(2)/EV/99 dated 19th January,  2000  received   from  Govt.of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of  Expenditure, New Delhi.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub:     Central Government Employee Group Insurance Scheme 1980 – “Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2000 to 31.12.2000.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M.of even No.dated 4th May, 1999 forwarding therewith Tables of  Benefits  under CGEGIS for the year 1999. New Tables of  Benefits for  the  savings fund of the scheme based on a  subscription  of Rs.10/-  per  month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and  Rs.15/-  per month  w.e.f.  1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for  the  year  2000 and a copy of the same is enclosed.  Another table of  Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs.10/-  per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised  rates of  subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for  the year  2000 and a copy of the same is also enclosed.  The  amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum (compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982  to 31.12.1982,  11% per annum (compounded quarterly) for the  period   from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1982, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f.  1.1.1983  to  31.12.1986 and 12%  per  annum  (compounded  quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 onwards.  The mortality rate under the Scheme  has  been  taken  as 3.75 per  thousand  per  annum  upto  31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases.  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.

In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office memorandum issues in  consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

 

RBE No.5/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(D&A)/93/RG  6-61  dated 11.01.2000 (RBE No.5/2000).

Sub:       Revision of a Disciplinary action after the Retirement of Railway employee from  service.

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Attention of the Railways is invited to item (v) of the  clarifications  to the RS(D&A) Rules issued under Board’s  letter  No.E(D&A)/96/RG6-22  dated  3.10.96 regarding  permissibility  of  revision  under Rule 25 of RS(D&A) Rules after retirement of  the   Railway  employee.  The matter has since been considered in  consultation  with the Department of Personnel and Ministry  of  Law  and  it  has been decided that revision/review of  cases  already   finalised  before  retirement of the Railway employee  cannot  be  initiated after his retirement with a view to impose a cut in his   pensionary  benefits.   There is however, no  bar  to  continuing   under  Rule 9 of RS(Pension)Rules, 1993 the reversionary  proceedings  initiated by way of suo-moto revision provided  show  cause notice  had  been issued before retirement or  where  a  revision petition submitted by the employee was pending on the date of his  retirement from service.

 

RBE No.18/2000

Board’s letter No.E(G)/98/H01-9 dated 1.2.2000  (RBE No.18/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Honorarium for contributing articles etc.  in the Indian Railways Technical Bulletin published by RDSO/Lucknow.

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Reference instructions issued under Railway  Ministry’s letter  No.E(G)/60/H01-28 dated 30.09.63 as modified vide  letter No.E(G)/88/H01-27 dated 31.05.89 and No.E(G)/96/H01-5 dtd.4.9.96.

Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and  have     decided  to enhance the payment of honorarium for  articles  published in Indian Railways Technical Bulletin (other than articles adjudged  1st,  2nd  and 3rd for which cash prize  is  given)  to Rs.400/- (Rupees four hundred only) per article.  The other terms and conditions, as prescribed in Board’s letter No.E(G)/60/H01-28 dated 30.09.63 including non-admissibility of honorarium to  RDSO staff/officers would continue to apply.

The above has the sanction of the President and  issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

RBE No.7/2000     

Board’s letter No.E(D&A)/99/RG 6-40 dated 13.1.2000  (RBE No.7/2000).

Sub:       Comments of the disciplinary authority on the appeal under Rule 21(3) to the RS(D&A) Rules Regarding.

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In  the  Departmental  Council Meeting  under  the  JCM Scheme, held recently on 30.11.99 and 1.12.99, the staff side had raised  the  issue relating to comments to be  furnished  by  the Disciplinary  Authority on the appeal in terms of Rule  21(3)  of the  RS(D&A) Rules and had expressed the view that  these  provisions  come  in the way of a fair and impartial decision  by  the Appellate Authority.

Board,  on consideration of the matter,  have  observed that  the  comments of the Disciplinary Authority on  the  appeal only intend to clarify the position on the various points  raised  by the appellant with reference to the orders of the Disciplinary Authority.   These comments thereby facilitate  consideration of the appeal by the appellate authority without putting the  appellant  to any disadvantage. However, it has to be  ensured  that, while  forwarding appeals to the Appellate Authority, the  Disciplinary  Authority confines its comments to the points raised  in the appeal without commenting on any extraneous circumstances  on which the charged official has had no opportunity to explain  his  position.   Board desire that the above directions be brought  to the notice of all the authorities concerned on your Railway for their guidance and strict compliance.

 

RBE  No.24/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/I-99/TR/15 dated 08.02.2000  (RBE  No.24/2000). S.C.No.9 to MC No.24.

Sub:       Transfer on request on bottom seniority -Amendment to Indian Railway Establishment Manual.

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In  terms  of Note (ii) below Para 312  of  the  Indian  Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989, transfer on request  of  railway  employees  working in grades in which  there  is  an  element of direct recruitment can be accepted on bottom seniority  in such grades.  No such transfer is permissible in the  intermediate  grades, in which all the posts are filled by promotion  of  staff  from the lower grade(s) and there is no element of  direct recruitment.   It  is not however, necessary that  the  employees seeking   transfer should possess the educational  qualifications  prescribed  for direct recruitment to the post to which  transfer is sought.

The  Central Administrative Tribunal/Chandigarh in  its judgment  dated  22.9.98 in O.A.No.413/HR/98 filed by  Sri  Anand Prakash  and others in the matter of transfer on request  against direct  recruitment vacancies quashed the instructions  contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/65/SR6/31 dated 1.4.1966 which  stipulates  that  it is not necessary for the  employees  seeking transfer to possess the educational qualifications laid down  for direct recruitment to the relevant post.  The Central Administrative  Tribunal also questioned the transfer of employees  against  direct recruitment quota vacancies in the absence of a provision  in  the rules for filling up posts in a grade by  transfer.   The   Punjab and Haryana High Court at Chandigarh has upheld the  judgment  of  the  CAT Chandigarh.  The SLP filed  against  the  said  judgment in the Supreme Court has also been dismissed.

The  matter  has  been considered by  the  Ministry  of Railways in consultation with the Legal Advisor/Railway Board  in the  light of the above development and it has been decided  that henceforth for transfer of employees on request on bottom seniority in recruitment grades the employees should possess the qualification prescribed for recruitment to the relevant post.

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I, 1989 may  also  be amended accordingly as in  the  Advance  correction  Slips No.95 and 96 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I 1989

CHAPTER III RULES REGULATING SENIORITY OF NON-GAZETTED RAILWAY  SERVANTS.

Advance Correction Slip No.95

Substitute the following for the existing Note(ii) below Para 312:

 

“(ii) the expression “relevant grade” applies to grades where there is an element of direct recruitment  Transfer on request from railway employees working  n such grades may be accepted provided they fulfill  the educational qualifications laid down for  direct recruitment to the post.  No such transfers should be allowed in the intermediate grades in which all the posts are filled entirely by promotion of staff from the lower grade(s) and there is no element of direct recruitment”.

 

(AUTHORITY:Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/TR/15 dated 08.02.2000).

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I 1989

CHAPTER-I SECTION ‘B’ SUB-SECTION-I – GENERAL

Advance Correction Slip No.96

After  the existing para 102, a new para 102-A may be  inserted as follows:

“102-A Notwithstanding the provisions contained in this Chapter, transfers on request on bottom  seniority in the grades having an element of direct recruitment will be permissible against the quota  prescribed for direct recruitment, provided that the employees seeking transfer possesses the qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the post to which transfer is sought for”.

(AUTHORITY;Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)/I-99/TR/15 dated 8.2.2000).

 

 

RBE No.15/2000       

Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/99/PN1/35 dated  21.1.2000  (RBE No.15/2000).

Sub:       Implementation of recommendations contained in   para 61 of 44th Report of Parliamentary Standing  Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs Time Schedule for disbursement of Pension – Regarding.

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s   O.M.No.38/64/98-P&PW(F)   dated   5.10.99   is circulated for information and guidance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis    mutandis on the Railways also.

In  regard  to DOP&T’s  Note  dated  2.8.99  and   U.O   dt.6.8.99  of Department of Expenditure referred to in  sub-paras (f)  and (g) of the aforementioned O.M. dt 5.10.99, it is  stated  that  these are Inter-Departmental references which merely  state  that  interest  is not payable on delayed payment of  CGEGIS  and Leave  Encashment  as these are not in the nature  of  retirement  benefits.

 

3. In  so  far as Notification dt 27.10.97 issued  by  the   Ministry  of Labour amending the Employees Pension Scheme,  1995,  it  is  stated  that the same is not applicable in  the  case  of  Railway employees.

4. Rule 68 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 referred to in  the   aforementioned OM dt 5.10.99 corresponds to Rule 87  of  Railway   Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 and Rule 56 to 63 of  CCS(Pension) Rules,  1972  correspond to Rules 76 to 83,  other  corresponding rules are as under:

CCS (Pension)Rules 1972                   Railway Services(Pension)Rules ,1993

64                                                                                     91

65                                                                                     85

66                                                                                     84

67                                                                                     86

69                                                                                     10

70                                                                                     90

71,73                                                                    15

72                                                                                     16

74                                                                                     88

75,76                                                                    deleted

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Copy  of  Ministry  of Personnel, Public  Grievances  &  Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) New Delhi’s  letter  No.38/64/98-P&PW(F) dated 5th October 1999.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub:       Implementation of recommendations contained in Para 61 of 44th Report of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry of Home Affairs, Time Schedule for disbursement of Pension – Regarding.

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In para 61 of the 44th Report of Parliamentary Standing  Committee on MHA, the Committee had observed that timely  payment    of pension and retirement dues is not being made to the  retiring employees  of Union Government.  The Committee drew attention  to the  Employees Provident Fund Scheme and the Notification  issued  by  the  Ministry of Labour on 27.10.97  amending  the  Employees Pension  Scheme  1995.  In terms of  provisions  under  Employees  Provident  Fund and Misc., Provisions Act, 1952, the Ministry  of Labour  inserted a new provision “17A payment of  Pension”  which  inter-alia  says  that “in  case the  Commissioner  fails  without   sufficient  cause  to  settle a claim complete  in  all  respects within  30 days, the Commissioner shall be liable for the  delay    beyond the said period and penal interest at the rate of 12%  per  annum  may be charged on the benefit amount and the same  may  be  deducted  from  the  salary of the Commissioner”.   On  the  same analogy  the Committee has recommended the simple provisions  may be   formulated and enforced to ensure timely payment of  pension and  retirement dues to the retiring employees of  Union  Government.

As per CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 no interest is  payable on delayed payment of pensions/commuted value of Pension.  However, the above recommendation of the Committee on delayed  payment of retirement dues has been examined in this Department in  consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and  Department of  Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been  decided  to implement the recommendation as detailed below.

a)      All pensioners’ dues are to be settled by strictly following the procedures laid down in Rules 56 to 76

of CCS(Pension)Rules, 1972.

b)      Wherever delays are anticipated provisional pension should be sanctioned immediately.

 

c)      Any delay in processing of pension resulting in  pension not being authorised on the last working day of retirement of the government servant, should be reported by the Head of Office to the next higher authority who would watch the settlement of delayed cases.

d)      In respect of delayed payment of gratuity wherever it results in payment of penal interest at the rateapplicable to GPF  deposit (at present 12% per annum compounded annually) under Rule 68 of CCS  (Pension)Rules 1972.  Secretary of the Administrative Ministry of Department would initiate action to fix responsibility at all levels to recover the amount from the concerned Dealing official, Supervisor and Head of Office in proportion to their salary by following the prescribed procedures for the purpose.  This should be strictly enforced with immediate effect.

e)   Once it has been decided to pay gratuity the amount should be paid immediately pending a decision regarding  payment of interest.  This would reduce the interestliability if any on payment of delayed gratuity.

 

f)    In the matter of delayed payment of leave encashment the Department of Personnel & Training in their Note  dated 2.8.99 has clarified that there is no provision under CCS(Leave)Rules for payment of interest or for fixing responsibility.  Moreover, encashment of leave is a benefit granted under the leave rules and not a pensionary benefit.

 

g)      In the matter of CGEGIS, the Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance in their U.O.No.709/EV/99 dated 6.8.99 has clarified that payments under CGEGIS cannot be termed as terminal benefit.  As payments under this  scheme are made in accordance with the Tables of benefit which takes into account interest upto the date of cessation of service, no interest is payable on account of delayed payments under the scheme.  They have also clarified that CGEGIS payment cannot be withheld and no Government dues can be recovered from the accumulation except the amount claimed by the financial institution as due from the employee on account of loans taken for house building purpose.

3.         Contents  of this GM may also be brought to the  notice  of  concerned attached/subordinate/field organisations under  the  administrative  control  of respective  Ministry/Department,  for compliance.

4.         Insofar as persons serving in the Indian  Audit  and  Accounts  Department  are  concerned, these  orders  issue  after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

 

RBE No.22/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)1-98/CPC/LE-6  dated  11.2.2000 (RBE No.22/2000).

Sub:       Simplification of rules and procedures  relating to Leave Rules -Chapter V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition Reprint Edition 1995).

Ref:        Board’s letter of even No.dated 21.5.99.

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In  exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso  to  Article  309  of the Constitution, the president  is  pleased  to  direct  that Rule 551 of the Indian Railway Establishment   Code, Vol.I,  1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-1995) be amended as in  the enclosed advance correction slip No.76.

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

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE,

VOLUME I, 1985 EDITION (REPRINT EDITION 1995)

Advance Correction Slip No.76

Rule 551–R-I

A new Rule 551 (B) maybe inserted below Rule 551-A,

Rule 551(B) – Patarnity Leave to male casual Railway employee who has been granted temporary status.

A  male  casual Railway employee who has been  granted  temporary  status  with  less than two surviving children may  be  granted Paternity  leave for a period of 15 days during  the  confinement  period of his wife.  The leave should be applied for and  availed  of  at least partly, or at least commence within a period of  135     days  of child birth.  The paternity leave can commence prior  to child  birth so long as the date of  birth of child fails  during  the  period of such leave.  it shall not be debited  against  the leave account and may be combined with pro-rata leave on  average  pay admissible to the Casual Railway employees (as in the case of Maternity leave). Paternity leave too, like Maternity leave,  can be sanctioned only in a single spell.  During the period of  such  leave  he  shall be paid wages, in respect of  the  working  days equal to the wages drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

(AUTHORITY: Board’s letter No.E(P&A) I-98/CPC/LE-6 dated 21.5.99)

 

 

Board’s letter No.E(W)/99/CP-1/1 dated 9.2.2000.

Sub:       Payment of Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to families of Railway employees.

Ref:        N.F.Railway’s lr.no.E/322/41(W) dt.9.12.99

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Reference  N.F.Railway’s letter cited above  requesting following clarifications regarding scheme of Ex-gratia  compensation  communicated under Board’s letter  No.E(W)/99/CP-1/1  dated  5th November 1999.

a)      Wther the scheme of Ex-gratia applies to those  employees also who are covered under Workmen’s  Compensation  Act or is restricted only to those to whom the WCA does not apply; and

(b)     Wther the scheme is applicable to RPF personnel?

Board have  considered the matter.  It  is  clarified that   the   Scheme   of   Ex.Gratia   contained   in    DOP&PW’s   O.M.No.45/55/97-P&PW(C), dated 11th Sept. 1998 annexed to Board’s letter referred to above, applies to all Railway Servants.   This  includes  RPF  personnel  and  Railway  Servants  covered   under Workmen’s  Compensation Act also.  However, the compensation,  if  any,  paid  under WCA should be reduced from the  lumpsum  amount payable under the scheme of Ex.gratia.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

 Board’s letter No.E(G)/96 AL 12/2 dated 24.2.2000.

Sub:       Facility of air travel for officers posted in the NE Region.

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In  partial  modification of Board’s  letters  of  even   number  dated 1.1.99 and 24.8.99 and in supersession of  paras(2) (i) to 2 (v) & para I (i) to I. (iii) thereof respectively, Board have decided as under:

i)          Group “A” officers will be permitted reimbursement of air-travel from any airport on N.F.Railway to the hometown of the officers and back for self spouse and dependent children (not exceeding two)  once in a calender year on surrender of one set of  privilege pass.  The restriction of reimbursement being limited only to the extent of the fare from Guwahati to Calcutta and back thus stands removed.

 

The hometown mentioned at (i) above will be the  place as declared by the officer when he joins service on N.F.Railway. Subsequent change in hometown will normally not be permitted.  However, in exceptional circumstances, the change can be permitted with the personal approval of the  General Manager.

iii)         For Group ‘B’ officers, the facility of air travel as was available prior to 1984 stands restored with the modification that the   reimburseent air travel will be permissible once a  year between any airport on N.F.Railway to Calcutta and back (instead of Guwahati to Calcutta and back) for self, spouse and dependent children (not exceeding two), on surrender of one set of  privilege pass.

All  other conditions regarding grant of this  facility will continue to be applicable.

These  orders will be effective from the calender  year 2000.

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

 

 

RBE No.29/2000       

Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/2000/PN1/2  dated 18.2.2000 (RBE No.29/2000).

Sub:       Admissibility of family pension under liberalisedPensionary awards in case of compassionate grounds appointments – Clarification regarding.

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Instances have come to Board’s notice that  Liberalised family  pension  is being denied by some of the Railways  to  the dependent family members of Railway servants killed by terrorists  etc., while on duty, on the basis of the stipulation contained in  para-5  of Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/84/PN1/20 dated 16.3.85  to   the effect that appointment on compassionate ground should not be  given  in  cases where Liberalised Pensionary  Awards  have  been granted. Therefore, in cases where Compassionate  appointments are  offered  to  the dependent family members  of  the  deceased Railway employees even after 1.1.86, papers are not  being  forwarded to Board’s office by the Railways for grant of Liberalised Family Pension in such cases.

Attention  in this connection is invited to para-11  of consolidated instructions   issued   vide    Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/90/PN1/29  dated 16.10.90 wherein it is  stated  that  these  orders  apply  to all cases arising on  or  after  1.1.86. Therefore,  it  is clarified that the  stipulation  contained  in  para-5 of Board’s letter dated 16.3.85 is no longer applicable to  cases arising on or after 1.1.86, as no such restriction has been  laid down in Board’s letter dated 16.10.99.  The cases arising on  or after 1.1.86 may, therefore, be dealt with accordingly.

 

 Board’s  letter No.E(D&A)/98  RG  6-52  dated  3.1.2000.

Sub:       Exercise of Disciplinary powers of PHOD under Schedule III to the RS(D&A)Rules.

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On  individual  references received from  DCW  and  RCF, instructions had been issued to these units that the disciplinary  powers  of  PHOD under Schedule III to the RS(D&A) Rules  may  be exercised  on  these units by the co-ordinating HODs who  are  in  Sr.Administrative Grade.

Board  have decided that the above  dispensation  would be  applicable  to the other Production units also.   Board  have  also  decided  that  since there are no PHODs on  the  new  Zonal Railways,  the powers of PHOD under schedule III to  the  RS(D&A) Rules  may  be  exercised  also  by  the  co-ordinating  HODs  in  Sr.Administrative  Grade/HODs in Sr.Administrative Grade who  are in independent charge in the new Zones.

 

RBE 21/2000

  Bd’s letter No : F (E) III 99/PNI/12 dt 8-2-2000 (RBE 21/2000)

Sub:     Revision of Pension in respect of post 1.1.1996 Pensioners.

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There  are instances when certain categories  of  posts were granted revised pay scales w.e.f. 1.1.1996 which were  later  improved also  w.e.f.  1.1.96.   Pay scales of Artisans  Grade  I  and General Managers may be cited as illustrative references in  this  regard.   As a consequence, it has come to notice that in a  few  cases, while refixing the pay in the higher revised scales, there is a downward revision in the basic pay, with the result that the amount  of pension/family pension in cases of retirements  during  the  period also undergoes reduction in such cases.  In terms  of  Rule  90 of Railway services (Pension) Rules, 1993, Pension  once sanctioned  after  final assessment shall not be revised  to  the   disadvantage of the Railway servant unless such revision  becomes  necessary on account of detection of clerical error subsequently.  In view of this rule position, it is clarified that in respect of  those  Railway  servants who retired on or after 1.1.96  and  for whom pension has been sanctioned based on the revised scale of pay initially allotted, and subsequently their pay was refixed  downwards  in a higher replacement scales of pay, the pension  originally fixed should not be reduced even if the basic pay undergoes reduction since such cases cannot be treated as cases of clerical error.

RBE No.23/2000       

Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/17 dated  9.2.2000 (RBE No.23/2000).

Sub:       Grant of Overtime Allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances.

Ref:        Board’s letter of even number dated 9.2.98.

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Consequent  upon  revision of pay  scales  w.e.f.1.1.96 instructions  were  issued  on the subject of  rate  of  overtime Allowance in reference to revised pay scales vide Board’s  letter of  even number dated 9.2.98.  The question as to whether  Trans-port  Allowance  should also be included within  the  purview  of emoluments  has been under consideration for sometime past. The matter  has  been examined in consultation with the  Ministry  of Labour  and it is clarified that Clause (2) of Section 59 of  the Factories  Act 1948 provides that ‘ordinary rate of  wages  means the  basic wages plus such allowance, including the cash  equivalent  of  the advantage accruing through the  concessional  scale to workers, as the worker is for the time being entitled to, but does  not include a bonus and wages for over time work.  Accordingly,  since the Transport Allowance has not been excluded  from the compensatory allowance etc. under clause(2) of Section 59  of the Factories Act, all other allowances like HRA, CCA, Transport Allowance etc. should be included in the basic rate of wages  for the purpose of computation of Overtime Allowance.

In  view of above,an additional Sub-Clause may  be  added  under Clause (a) para (4) of Board’s letter of even number  dated 9.2.98 under reference (S.No.PC-V/42, RBE no.32/98) as under:

“vi) Transport Allowance’.”

 

RBE No.19/2000

Board’s  letter   No.PC-V/99/1/11/2/   dated 2.2.2000(RBE No.19/2000).

Sub:       ACP scheme for Railway Servants – Clarification regarding.

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Pursuant  to  the V CPC’s  recommendations,  the  entry  grade  of Dieticians on the Railways was revised to  Rs.5500-9000  vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.10.97. The  issue of  according  adequate  promotional avenue to  the  category  of Dieticians was under consideration of the Ministry for quite  some time.  In the background of ACP scheme having been adopted on the Railways,  the  Ministry of Railways have not  decided  that  the higher  grades for the Dieticians have to be found through ACP  scheme.  While the first financial upgradation of Dieticians will  be  to the standard grade of Rs.6500-10500, for second  ACP,  the grade  of Rs.7500-12000(RSRP) instead of standard guide Rs : 7450-11500 shall be available for  the  dieticians, in accordance with specific recommendations of V CPC.   As  such  the Dieticians will be eligible for career  progression  in   the  following manner subject to all other terms  and  conditions  laid  down  in  Railway  Board’s  letter  No.PC-V/99/1/1/1  dated  1.10.99.

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Designation         IV CPC            Replacement                          Equivalent       Remarks

scales (Rs.)   scale (Rs.)                   Revised

scales(Rs.)

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Dietician                          1400-2300       1640-2900                   5500-9000       Already

Grade III                                                                                                               introduced

Dietician                          2300-3500       6500-10500                 to be

Grade II                                                                            found through

ACP scheme

Dietician             2500-4000       7500-12000                 To be found                                                  Grade I                                                               through ACP scheme.

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 RBE No.20/2000

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RC-1/Gen.9/JCM-DC  dated 15.2.2000 (RBE No.20/2000)

Sub:       Appointment on compassionate ground -Acquisition of higher educational qualification.

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The  scheme  of  compassionate  appointments  has  been  evolved  with the idea of providing relief in a  situation  where the  family is subjected to financial distress due to the  sudden loss of income from the bread-winner, consequent to his death  in harness or retirement due to medical invalidation.  Requests  for appointment  on  compassionate ground are, thus, expected  to  be made immediately after the event warranting such an  appointment. All  the same, a period of five years has been laid down  as  the normal time limit within which request for compassionate appointment  can be considered.  In cases where the widow is  unable  to take up appointment for herself and the children are minor,  this limit  can  be relaxed for the first son/first  daughter  on  the merits of the case.

However,  there  can be instances where  a  ward,  even though  eligible  for compassionate appointment at  the  time  of death of the employee, may be pursuing an educational course, the completion of which would make him eligible for appointment to  a grade  higher than that for which he would have been suitable  as  per  the  qualifications  possessed by him at  the  time  of  the death/medical invalidation of the ‘Railway employee.   Representations  have been received in some such cases that the same  may be kept open and the screening done after the candidate completes the course he/she had taken up.  This issue had also been  raised in the DC/JCM meeting held in May 1999.

The matter has been considered by the Board and it  has  been  decided that an eligible dependent of a Railway  employee, who dies in harness or is retired due to medical invalidation may be  allowed to complete the educational course that he  may  have taken up, so that he maybe considered for appointment on  compassionate  ground  in  a grade/post commensurate  with  the  higher qualification  provided he acquires the higher qualification  and applies  for  higher grade post within the prescribed  period  of   five years.  This will be subject to the condition that only  one  such chance can be availed by the candidate during the period  of five years.

 

RBE No.30/2000

Board’s  letter   No.PC-V/97/1/11/12   dated  21.2.2000 (RBE No.30/2000).

Sub:     Introduction of apex Group C scales in the cadre of Extension Educators. recommendations of V CPC.

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The  issue of introduction of apex Group ‘C’  scale  of  Rs.7450-11500(RSRP) in pursuance of recommendations of V CPC  for  the category of extension educators has been under  consideration  of  the  Ministry of Railways for sometime past. The  matter  has been  examined and the Ministry of Railways with the approval  of the  President have decided to introduce apex Group ‘C’ scale  of Rs.7450-11500(RSRP)  to the extent indicated in para  2(a)  below for  the category of extension educators by upgradation of  equal number  of  posts  of  District  Extension  Educators/Statistical Assistants in the grade of Rs.6500-10500 (RSRP).  Simultaneously, an  equivalent  number of posts in the grade  Rs.5500-9000  shall stand upgraded to Rs.6500-10500. While implementing these  orders the following detailed instructions should be strictly and  carefully adhered to.

2(a) Number of posts to be upgraded to Rs.7450-11500:

One post in each of the Nine Zonal Railway(excluding the new Zones) and one post in Railway Board.

(b) Date of effect:

Existing staff who are placed in the higher grade as a result of implementation of these orders will drawn pay in the said higher grade with effect from the date of issue of these orders

(c) (i)Applicability to various cadres:

These orders will be applicable to regular cadres on open line Establishments including Workshops and Production Units and will include posts of rest givers and leave reserves

(ii) These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre and work charged posts which will continue to be based on worth of charge.

(d)   Pay fixation:

Fixation of pay of staff placed in the grade Rs.7450-11500  will be done in accordance with under Rule 1313(R-II) (FR-22  I(a)(I) with the usual option for pay fixation under extant instructions.

(e)  Basic functions, duties and responsibilities:

Since the posts are being created on functional consideration such posts should be pinpointed and should include duties of higher importance.  The benefit will become admissible only to the duly selected staff, and that too after they move to the pinpointed posts.

(f)  Provision of Reservation:

The existing instructions with regard to reservation of  SC/STs will continue to apply while filling up posts in the new grades.

(g)  Procedure for filling up the posts:

The posts in the grade Rs.7450-11500 will be filled through selection from amongst staff working in the lower grade of Rs.6500-10500 subject to fulfilment of the normal residency period of two years.

 

 

 

RBE No.33/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(G)99/FE-1/8 dated 29.2.2000 ( RBE No.33/2000)

Sub:        Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee – inclusion of Pacific Telecommunications Council – India Foundation in the list of recognised Institutes.

            Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and have decided that Pacific Telecommunications Council – India Foundation , Suite 306-307, Competent House, 7, Nangal Raya Business Centre ( Near Delhi Cantt. Flyover), New Delhi – 110046, Telefax; + 91-11-5619924 FAX : + 91-11-5554103, Pager; (+ 91-11)9632-135950, 134347, be incorporated at the end of Annexure-A circulated by Board’s letter No.E(G)83 FE-1-4 dated 29.4.88. This will entitle Railway Officials to 90% reimbursement of membership fee towards membership of Pacific Telecommunications Council- India Foundation.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.35/2000      

Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/2000/PN1/13 dated 2.3.2000(RBE No.35/2000.)

Sub:     Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the V CPC relating to retirement benefits.

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Instances have been brought to the notice of the  Board where  the  amount  of revised pension  sanctioned  in  terms  of DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)/Pt.III dated 10.2.1998 circulated  under Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/2 dated  10.3.98  has been  further revised downwards to the disadvantage of  the  pensioners.   In  this connection attention is invited  to  DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)Pt.III  dated  24.7.98  circulated   under Board’s  letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/2 dated 2.9.98,  according  to which  where the amount of pension/family pension arrived at on the basis of notional fixation of pay as on 1.1.1986 happens to be less  than  the  amount of  consolidated  pension/family  pension already  drawn by the pre 1.1.1986  pensioners/family  pensioners w.e.f.  1.1.1986  there  is  no  need  to  revise  the   existing pension/family pension as such a revision to the disadvantage  of the  pensioners/family pensioners is in violation of Rule  90  of Railway  Services  (Pension) Rules, 1993.   This  apart,  Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.1.1999 do not envisage  any reduction  being made if the amount of revised/consolidated  pension/ family pension is more than 50% and 30% respectively of the minimum  pay in the revised scales of pay introduced with  effect from  1.1.1996  of  the post last held  by  the  retired/deceased Railway  servant  at the time of retirement.   On  the  contrary, Board’s  letter  dated 15.1.1999 authorises  upward  revision  of pension/family pension upto 50%/30% of the revised scales of  pay if  the revised/consolidated pension/family pension is less  than 50%/30% of the said scales of pay.

In view of the above position, it is clarified that  if  the  amount of pension/family pension in respect of all  the  Retired  Railway Servants revised and/or consolidated in  terms  of  Board’s   letter   No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/22  dated 5.11.1997 and 23.10.1998,  DOP&PW’s  O.M.no.45/86/97-P&PW(A)/Pt.II  dt.27.10.97 circulated   vide  Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/23   dated 7.11.97  DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)/Pt.IV dt 8.5.98  circulated vide Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/11 dt 5.6.98  circulated  and  DOP&PW’s  O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)/Pt.III  dt  10.2.98 circulated vide Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/2 dated 10.3.98 works  out  to  be less than 50%/30% of the minimum  pay  in  the revised scales of pay introduced w.e.f. 1.1.1996 the same may  be raised  to 50%/30% of the said minimum pay as per the  instructions  contained  in Board’s letter dated  15.1.1999.   In  other cases  where the amount of Pension/family pension revised  and/or consolidated happens to be more than 50%/30% of the said  minimum pay, the same should be treated as the final basic pension/family pension  as on 1.1.1996 in the case of pre 1.1.1996 retirees  and in the case of post 1.1.1996 retired/deceased railway servants as on the date following the date of retirement/death.

The cases of revision of pension/family pension to  the disadvantage  of the pensioner/family pensioner, if  any  already  done,  may be re-opened and revised again in accordance with  the foregoing clarification.

RBE.No.36/2000

Board’s letter No.2000/E(SCT)/1/71/1 dated 3.3.2000 RBE.No.36/2000).

Sub:       Dealing with internal disputes of all India Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Railway Employees Association and All India OBC Railway Employees Federation/Association.

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One  of the Zonal Railways have sought  Board’s  guidelines as to how to deal with the situation when a rival  group  of  existing  OBC Association has formed a separate Association  duly registering it under the Societies Act, 1860 and has desired  its recognition  and  circulation of its list of office  bearers  and extension of facilities to them.

Board after a careful consideration desire that  recognition and extension of facilities to more than one SC/ST and OBC Association/Federation  should not be considered.  if the  office bearers of this Association/Federation have any internal disputes amongst  themselves, they may settle them as per their  bye-laws. If the disputes remain still unsettled, they may resort to  legal means i.e. they may approach an appropriate court of law/nominated  authority  such  as registrar of societies  which/who  has  a jurisdiction and power to deal such cases.

This  disposes   of   Southern    Railway;s    letter No.P(R)/171/OBC/Confdt. dated 05.01.2000.

 

RBE No.57/2000

Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)/I/49/14 dated 27.3.2000  (RBE No.57/2000).

Sub:       Qualifying marks in promotion to SC/ST candidates in Safety/non-safety categories.

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Railway  Board  have issued instructions from  time  to time  for grant of relaxation in qualifying marks in  promotional category posts in favour of SCs/STs.

Ministry  of Railways after careful consideration  have decided  that  relaxations  in qualifying  marks  stand  withdrawn from  the  date of issue of this letter.  it  is  emphasized  for   clarity  that  the withdrawal is for  relaxations  in  qualifying  marks only.  Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes continue to be judged  by  excluding the seniority marks wherever they  are  required  to  be taken into consideration both in Safety  and  non-safety category posts.

Selections which are already finalised on the basis  of earlier  instructions  will  not be required to  be  reviewed  or revised.  However, selections which are under process of  finalisation will be finalised as per revised instructions.

 

RBE No.40/2000

Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)/1/25/24 dated 10.3.2000  (RBE No.40/2000).

Sub:     Assignment of seniority among SC/ST candidates in selection posts.

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Attention is invited to paras 2(i) and 2(ii) of Board’s letter  of even No.dated 30.6.99 on the above  referred  subject, vide  which the instructions contained in Board’s  letter  No.83-        E(SCT)/42/1  dated 14.4.83 and No.90-E(SCT)/1/26/3  dated  2.9.90 regarding  placement of SC/ST candidates who qualify  on  general standard vis-a-vis those SC/ST candidates who qualify on  relaxed         standard had been reiterated.

In this regard, one of the Railways has sought a clarification  whether in a Selection/LDCE senior SC/ST candidate  who qualifies  with  relaxed standard will rank senior  to  a  junior SC/ST candidate who qualifies with general standard.

It  is clarified that within the SC/ST employees  empanelled through a selection/LDCE those SCs/STs who are  empanelled without  relaxation  will be treated as  senior  vis-a-vis  those         SCs/STs who are empanelled with relaxed standard.

This   disposes of Central Railway’s    reference No.HPS/875/8/C/PNM-DRMs/1807 (3) dated 17.12.1999.

 

RBE No.68/2000      

   Board’s  letter  No.PC-V/97/1/7/14  dated  7.4.2000(RBE No.68/2000).

Sub:       Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway EmployeesRevised Rates effective from 01.01.2000.

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Reference  to  this Ministry’s letter  of  even  number  dated  7.4.2000  (S.No.PC-V/264 RBE No.68/2000)  on  the  subject mentioned  above.   The President is pleased to decide  that  the         Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect  from 1.1.2000 shall stand modified as follows:

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Date from which payable      Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

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01.01.2000                             38% of pay

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The  provisions  contained  in paras 3 and  4  of  this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 16.10.1997 (S.No.PC-V/3 RBE no.139/97) shall continue to be applicable, while  regulating         Dearness Allowance under these orders.

The  additional instalment of Dearness Allowance  payable  under  these orders shall be paid in cash  to  all  Railway Employees

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

 

 

RBE No.49/2000

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/81  dated  21.3.2000 (RBE No.49/2000) S.C.No.24 to MC 32.

Sub:       Recruitment to Group D posts – clarification regarding shadow panels.

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The  matter  regarding formation of shadow  panels  for recruitment  to Group ‘D’ posts has been under  consideration  of  the  Board.   It has now been decided that while  no  shadow  panel         should  be  formed, the shortfall due to the  candidates  offered appointment not turning up or candidates not being able  to  join due  to  their  medical unfitness, may be made  good  by  Railway         Recruitment Boards making available to the Railways the additional  candidates to the extent of shortfall by going down below  in the merit list subject to the following conditions:

i)          Number of persons finally supplied and engaged should not exceed the number of persons initially placed in the panel and supplied to the Railway.

ii)         Railways should return to RRBs papers of thecandidates who had not responded or joined against which only an equal number should be sent by the RRBs to the Railways.  However, in cases where candidates are being considered for appointment in alternative categories because of their medical unfitness in terms of Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/ 25/12 dated 20.08.99, a suitable advice may be sent to RRB concerned.

iii)         Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes candidates failing to medical test/failing to join,                    should be replaced by SC/ST candidates only.

 

RBE No.50/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/2000/RR-1/17 dated 22-3-2000 (RBE No.50/2000) SC No.25 to MC No.32.

Sub:     Recruitment of Teachers and Skilled Artisans.

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Kindly  refer to the instructions contained in  Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/2 dated 18.03.99, regarding elimination of viva-voce (Interview) in recruitment through Railway  Recruitment Boards  in  respect  of most of the Group  ‘C’  categories.   The aforesaid  letter includes the category of Skilled  Artisans’  in Group III and that of ‘Teachers’ in Group IV.

Doubts have been raised by some of the Railway Administrations whether recruitment to the categories of ‘Teachers’ and ‘Skilled Artisans (Technicians Gr.III),which were hitherto  being        undertaken  by  the  Railway Administrations, will  now  be  done through  the Railway Recruitment Board, in view of  the  instructions contained in the aforesaid letter.

It  is clarified that recruitment to the categories  of Teachers and Skilled Artisans (Technicians – Gr.III) will also be undertaken by the Railway Recruitment Board.  Indents for filling  up  the direct recruitment quota vacancies in  these  categories, for  which  the selection process has not so far  been  initiated  (i.e. Employment Notices have not been issued) by the recruitment units may be placed with the concerned Railway Recruitment Board.

 

RBE No.31/2000          

Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/16 dated  24.2.2000  (RBE No.31/2000).

Sub:     Fixation of pay of Running staff – Drop in emoluments.

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In terms of Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules,  1997, for  the  purpose of pay fixation in the revised pay  scales,  an element  of 40% of Basic Pay in the pre-revised scale was  to  be  added  to the existing emoluments and pay in the  revised  scales was  required  to be fixed at a stage next above  the  amount  so  arrived  at.  According to the first proviso to Rule 7(1) of  the Railway  Services  (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997, if  the  amount  so arrived  at  worked out as more than the maximum of  the  revised  scale,  the  pay was to be fixed at the maximum  of  the  revised scale.

It had been reported by the Staff side (AIRF& NFIR) in the DC/JCM Forum that the methodology of pay fixation as indicated above has led to hardship in the case of a few categories of staff  in the Railways, more notably some categories  of  running staff.  Since allowances such as dearness allowance are permitted to such staff in reference to their basic pay + 30% thereof, the existing  emoluments in the case of Running Staff, together  with fitment  benefit of 40% of basic pay in pre-revised  scale  added upto figures such beyond the maximum of the revised pay scales in many  cases.  Actual pay fixation has been allowed in such  cases on  the maximum of the respective pay scales in  accordance  with  the extant provisions in RSRP Rules.

The  staff side had accordingly demanded protection  of total  emoluments together with 40%  fitment benefit in all  such cases.  In the above context, a reference had been made to Ministry  of  Finance  to consider the demand of the  staff  side.   A decision in this regard is awaited.  During discussions held with staff side during the DG/JCM meeting held on 30.11.99, the  staff side  pointed  that in several cases, even the pay under  IV  CPC scales plus DA and other Allowance/IR as on 1.1.96 work out to  a figure  in  excess of the maximum of  the  corresponding  revised scales.  This has necessitated recovery of excess payment made to such  staff  in the pre-revised scales  covering  varying  period since 1.1.1996.  On a demand that no recovery should be  effected in such cases, it was decided to review the matter.

The  matter  has since been examined and  it  has  been decided that recoveries in such cases where the actual emoluments received under pre-revised scales exceeded the emoluments  becom-        ing due on option for the revised scales of pay pertaining to the period  between January, 1996 to October 1997 maybe ended till  a final decision is received from the Ministry of Finance. Howev-        er,  for  the subsequent period, the  employees  concerned  shall continue  to  draw  only the emoluments due in  the  revised  pay scales opted for by them.

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

RBE No.39/2000       

Board’s  letter   No.F(E)/III/2000/PN1/16   dated 08.03.2000 (RBE No.39/2000)

Sub:     Special benefits in cases of death and disability in Service Payment of disability pension/familypension recommendations of the Vth CPC.

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A   copy  of  DOP&PW’s  O.M.No.45/22/97/P&PW(C)   dated 3.2.2000  is  circulated  for information  and  guidance.   These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis is on the Railways.

A  concordance  of various orders referred to in the enclosed  O.M. with reference to corresponding  Railway  instructions is  indicated below.

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S.No. Para No.   O.M.No.& date    No. and date of corresponding

of DOP&PW’s Orders     issued by Railway Board

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1,       3    45/55/97/P&PW(C)                E(W)/99/CP-1/1 dated

dt.11.09.1998               05.11.1999

2.       6    45/96/97/P&PW(A)                F(E)/III/97/PN1/23 dated

Pt.II dt. 27.10.97                       7.11.1997

3.        6    45/10/98-P&PW(A)                F(E)/III/98/PN1/29

dtd 17.12.1998             dated 15.01.1999.

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Copy  of  letter  No.45/22/97-P&PW(C) dated  3rd  February,  2000 received  from Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and  pensions, Deptt of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare. New Delhi.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:     Special benefits in cases of death anddisability in service – payment of disability                       pension/family pension – recommendations of thefifth Central Pay Commission.

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The  undersigned  is  directed to say  that  the  Fifth Central  Pay Commission, Inter Alia, ecommended that for  determining the compensation payable for death or  disability  under         different  circumstances, the cases could be broadly  categorised in five distinct categories as under:

Category”A”:

 

Death  or  disability  due to natural  causes  not  at tributable  to  Government  Service, Examples  would  be  chronic ailments like heart and renal diseases, prolonged illness,  accidents while not on duty etc.

Category’B’

Death or disability due to causes which are accepted as attributable  to or aggravated by Government  service.   Diseases  contracted because of continued exposure to a hostile work  environment, subjected to extreme weather conditions or  occupational hazards resulting in death or disability would be examples.

Category’C’

Death or disability due to accidents in the performance of  duties.  Some examples are accidents while traveling on  duty on government vehicles or public transport, a journey on duty  is         performed  by  service aircraft, mishaps  at  sea,  electrocution while on duty, etc.

Category’D’

Death  or disability attributable to acts of violence  by  terrorists, anti-social elements, etc. whether in their  performance of duties or otherwise.  Apart from cases of death or injury sustained by personnel of the Central Police Organisations  while employed  in aid of the Civil administration in  quelling  agitation,  riots  or revolt by demonstrators, other  public  servants including  police personnel, etc. bomb blasts in public places  or transport,  indiscriminate  shooting incidents  in  public,  etc. would be covered under this category.

Category ‘E’

Death  or disability arising as a result of (a)  attack by  or  during action against extremists.   anti-social  element, etc.  and (b) enemy action in international war or  border  skir-mishes  and  Warlike situations, including cases  which  are  at-tributable to (i) extremists acts, exploding mines etc. while  on way to an operational area (ii) kidnapping by extremistes and (iii) battle inoculation as part of raining exercises with live  ammunition.

2.  The  Fifth Central Pay Commission  recommended  various  relief packages for the above categories, in modification of  the existing provisions on the subject.

3.  The  recommendations of the Commission have been  under  consideration of the Government for some time.  Orders have already been issued regarding ex-gratia payment in case of  death in service vide this Dept’s OM No.45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11.09.98 In respect of disability pension/family pension, the President is now pleased to decide as under:

i)          Cases covered under the Category(A) would continue to be covered under the normal existing provision of CCS(Pension)/Rules.

ii)         In cases covered under categories (B) (C), (D) &(E) the scales of the family pension/disability pension would be as under:

I.            Family Pension – for categories B & C

 

(1) Distinction between widows without children or those with children, for determination of the quantum of Extra-ordinary family pension shall stand abolished. The quantum of monthly extraordinary family pension for all categories of widows shall be

a)         where the deceased government servant was not holding a pensionable post:

40% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs.1650/-

b)         Where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post:

60% of basic pay subject a minimum of Rs.2500/-.

(2) In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless/                  motherless children.  In both cases, family pension shall be paid to children for the period during                  which they would have been eligible for family pension under the CCS(Pension)Rules. Dependent parents/ brothers/sisters etc. shall be paid family pension one-half the rate applicable to widows/fatherless or motherless children.

II.        Family Pension under category ‘D’ and ‘E’

(1) Family pension in cases, falling under categories D & E shall be determined under the existing provision of LIBERALISED Pensionary Awards Scheme.

2) If the Government servant is not survived by widow but is survived by child/children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs.2500/-.  Children allowance, as admissible now, shall stand abolished.

3) When the Government servant dies a bachelor or as a widower without children, dependent pension will be comissible to parent without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of pay last drawn if both parents are alive and at the rate of 60% if only one of them is alive.

III         Disability Pension – for cases covered under Categories B and C

(1)  Normal pension and gratuity admissible under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 plus disability pension equal to 30% of basic pay, for 100% disability.

(2)  For lower percentage of disability, the monthly disability pension shall be proportionately lower as at present, provided that where permanent disability is not less than 60%, the total pension(i.e. pension or service gratuity admissible under the ordinary pension rules plus disability pension as indicated at (1) above), shall not be less than 60% of basic paysubject to a minimum of Rs.2500/-.

 

IV         Disability Pension – For cases covered under Category’D’

(1)  Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service upto the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension subject to the condition that the aggregate of the service and disability element shall not be less than 80% of the pay last drawn, for 100% disability.

(2)  For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present.

V.         Disability pension – For cases covered under category ‘E’

(1)  Disability pension, comprising a service element equal to the retiring pension and gratuity to which theemployee would have been entitled to on the basis of hispay on the date of invalidation but counting service upto the date on which he would have retired in normal course and disability element equal in amount to the pay last drawn subject to the condition that the aggregate of the service and disability elements shall not exceed the pay last drawn, for 100% disability.

(2)  For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower as at present.

4.  Other  terms and conditions in the CCS(EOP)  Rules  and  Liberalised  Pensionary Awards Scheme which are  not  specifically modified by these orders shall continue to remain operation.

5. The Fifth Central Pay Commission also suggested certain  procedural  changes.   These  have also been  considered  by  the Government. The President is now pleased to decided as under:

(i) The extent of disability or functional incapacity shall be determined in the following manner for purposes of computing the disability element forming part of benefits:

Percentage of disability                         Percentage to be reckoned for

assessed by Medical Board      computation of disability element

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Less than 50                                       50

Between 50 and 75                             75

Between 76 and 100                    100

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(i) The findings of the Medical Board on the extent of disability would be treated as final and binding unless the employee himself seeks a review by preferring an appeal to an Authority immediately superior to the one who had constituted the Board.  In case the appeal is accepted and a review Medical Board is constituted, the findings of the Board would be binding on all parties.

The extent of disability as determined and accepted would be treated as final and the employees would not be required to appear for Medical Board periodically for the purpose of obtaining a certificate that the disability continues to persist.

(iii) Different department and offices shall have the powers to grant disability/family pension covered under the Government orders and instructions issued on the subject.  They shall exercise these powers, wherever, necessary, in consultation with the Financial Advisers.  Only in cases not covered strictly in terms of the Government guidelines and instructions, reference to Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare shall be made.

6. These orders will be effective from 1.1.1996.  The past  cases  of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners will  be  revised  under   this   Dept’s  OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)   Part-II   dated         27.10.1997.  Such consolidated pension, shall however, be subject to the  provisions of the Dept’s  OM  No.45/10/98-P&PW(A)  dated 17.12.98.

7. This  issues  with the concurrence of the  Ministry  of  Finance,  Department of Expenditure vide their  U.O.No.20/EV/2000 dated 6.1.2000.

8.  In  so  far as employees of Indian Audit  and  Accounts Department  are  concerned, these orders have been  issued  after consultation with the C & AG OF India.

RBE  No.38/2000

Board’s letter No.F(E)/I/99/AL-28/14 dated  9.3.2000(RBE  No.38/2000).

Sub:     Reckoning of Non-practicing Allowances(NPA) payable to Medical Officers – for the                      purpose of computation of TA entitlements including Composite Transport Grant.

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Some  Railways  have sought clarification  whether  the non-practicing  allowance admissible to Railway Doctors is to  be  taken into account for determining the TA entitlements (including         Composite Transfer Grant).

In  this  connection attention is  invited  to  Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/15 dated 13.4.98, which stipulates that NPA is  to be reckoned as pay for all service benefits.   Accordingly  NPA  is also to be added to the basic pay of the Railway  Doctors for computing their  TA entitlements (including Composite  Transfer Grant). subject to the prescribed ceiling of Rs.29,500/-.

RBE No.42/2000       

Board’s   letter   No.E(P&A)/I/2000/CPC/LE-3   dated 15.3.2000(RBE No.42/2000.)

Sub:     Enhancement of the ceiling on accumulation of Leave on Average Pay from 240 days to 300 days Procedure for crediting LAP for Railway employees                      clarification thereof.

Ref:     Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/1-99/CPC/LE-1 dated 1.7.1999

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The  date  of  effect of the Board’s  above  letter  is  revised from 1.7.99 to 1.7.97.

 

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.

 

RBE No.46/2000

Board’s letter No.E(W)/96 PS5-1/15  dated  22.3.2000(RBE No.46/2000).

Sub:     Use of Metal Pass and School Pass over KRC.

Ref:     KRC’s Lr.No.KR/CO/P/Passes(Policy) dated 29.1.2000 and dated 16.2.2000.

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It  is clarified that the reciprocal  arrangement  with KRCL  about  the  use of passes over  each  other’s  jurisdiction envisages the same travel facilities not the same kind of passes.  Since Metal/ Card/Cheque passes on Indian Railways and Card/Cheque passes on KRCL are normal type of passes, they shall continue  to  be valid on each other’s jurisdiction, subject to conditions laid         down in Board’s letter of even number dated 9.4.1999.

2. As agreed to vide your letter No.KR/CO/P/Passes(policy) dated  16.2.2000,  it has been decided by the Board  that  school  passes issued by the Indian Railways and the KRCL will henceforth  be valid on each other’s jurisdiction on reciprocal basis.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Financial Director-ate of Board’s office.

 

RBE No.32/2000

Board’s    letter    No.E(Sports)/98/Rectt.Policy/2  dtd.24.2.2000 (RBE No.32/2000).

Sub:     Recruitment of Sports persons in Group “C” and Group “D” through Open dvertisements -issue of Passes to SC/ST candidates.

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A  question  has been raised as to the  need  for  free passes to the SC/ST candidates for attending the  trial/interview in connection with recruitment against Sports Quota, through Open       advertisements.

After considering the matter in detail, the Ministry of Railways(Railway Board) have decided that free pass facility  may  be   extended   to  the  SC/ST  candidates  for   attending   the  trial/interview for recruitment against sports quota through Open  Advertisements,  as  given  to the SC/ST  candidates  called  for written test/interview for recruitment on the Railways by Railway Administrations and Railway Recruitment Board.

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

 

Board’s  letter  No.E(Sports)/98/Rectt.Policy/2   dated 23.3.2000.

Sub:       Composition of Recruitment Committee for the recruitment of Sports persons in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts against Sports Quota.

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Some  of the Zonal Railways have  sought  clarification  whether  members  of  SC/ST/OBC Communities are  required  to  be nominated  in  the Selection Committees for  recruitment  against         sports  quota posts through open advertisement.  This issues  has  been  examined  in consultation with the  Ministry  of  Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions, who have advised that there is no         instruction  to nominate SC/ST/OBC member on recruitment  committees for appointments against sports quota.

In view of the above, it is herewith clarified that  it is  not necessary to include members of SC/ST/OBC Communities  in the Selection Committees for recruitment against Sports Quota.

 

RBE  No.54/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-5/3 dated 24.3.2000 (RBE  No.54/2000).

Sub:     Recruitment in Group “D” in Mechanical Workshops.

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In  Board’s letter of even number dated 24.6.99 it  has been  advised that induction in Group ‘D’ category  in  Workshops controlled by Mechanical Directorate should be put on hold.

The matter has been reviewed afresh by the Board and it has been decided that the instructions of 24.6.99 will apply only to all repair workshops controlled by Mechanical Directorate  and to ICF, CLW and DLW.

 

 Board’s letter No.E(W)/99/CP-1/1 dated 13.3.2000

Sub:     Payment of Ex-gratia Lumpsum Compensation to the families of Railway Servants.

Ref:     Board’s letter of even no.dated 5.11.99.

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Queries have been received whether Board’s instructions regarding payment of Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation  communicated under  Board’s letter referred to above, are effective  from  1st         August,  1997  as stipulated in DOP and PW’s  orders  dated  11th  September, 1998 (circulated vide Board’s letter ibid) or from the date of issue of Board’s instructions.

 

It  is  hereby clarified that since  instructions  contained  in  DOP O.M.No.45/55/97-P&PW(C), dated  11th  September 1998  are applicable to Railway Servants mutatis mutandis,  these  also  apply to all cases of death of Railway Servants in  harness occurring on or after 1st August, 1997 as stipulated in para-9 of  the O.M.

This issues in consultation with Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

RBE No.43/2000       

Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)/1/25/25 dated 13.3.2000  (RBE No.43/2000).

Sub:     Relaxation of 10% marks in the minimum qualifying marks in Appendix IIA and                     Appendix IIIA examination to SC/ST employees.

Ref:     Railway Board;s letters(i)No.E(SCT)/72/OM/15/5 dated 11.1.73 (ii)No.97-E(SCT)-1/25/25 dated 8.9.98

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One of the Zonal Railways has sought Board’s  guidance, as to how 10% relaxation in qualifying marks is to be allowed  to SC/ST  candidates in Appendix IIA and Appendix IIIA  examinations i.e.  whether 10% relaxation will be provided with  reference  to the  total  marks or with reference to  the  standard  qualifying marks  (in the former case, the relaxation in an  examination  of 100  marks will consist of 10 marks; whereas in the latter  case, the  relaxation in reference to standard qualifying marks  of  40 will consist of 4 marks).

It  is  herewith  clarified  that  the  extent  of  10% relaxation  is  to be allowed to SC/ST candidates  on  the  total marks, and not on the minimum passing marks.  in other words,  in an  examination of 100 marks, if the general candidates  have  to secure  minimum 40 marks to pass, the SC/ST candidates will  have to secure 30 marks.

It  may happen that certain  Railways/Production  units may   be  following  a  different  practice.    Therefore, this clarification will have prospective effect.  The cases which have been decided and settled earlier otherwise need not be re-opened.

RBE No.51/2000       

Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/12 dated  23.3.2000(RBE No.51/2000).

Sub:     Revision of pension of pre-1986 pensioners – clarification Regarding.

 

Ref:     Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/96/PN1/2 dt.10.3.98

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On  receipt  of  a number of  references  from  various quarters in regard to the emoluments to be taken into account for fixation  of pay on notional basis on 1.1.86 in the case of  pre-1986  retirees as also for the purpose of revision of their  pension based on  this notional pay, the matter has been examined in consultation with DOP&PW.

2. It is clarified that the pay of the pre 1.1.1986  retirees  has  to be fixed on notional basis in terms of  rule  7  of Railway  Services (Revised Pay) Rules 1986, viz.,  by  increasing the existing emoluments (as defined in rules ibid) by 20% of  the basic pay and then the same has to be fixed in the revised scale at  the  next stage.  Since stagnation increments,  special  pay, deputation allowance, personal pay, desk allowance etc, have  not been  treated  as emoluments for the purpose of fixation  of  pay         under  these  rules, they will not be taken  into  account  while fixing  notional  pay as on 1.1.86 in the case  of  pre  1.1.1986  retirees.

 

3. Further,  keeping  in view the fact that  notional  pay finally  fixed  as  on 1.1.86 shall only be  treated  as  average emoluments  for  calculation  of pension  in  terms  of  DOP&PW’s         O.M.No.dated  10.2.98  circulated on the  Railways  vide  Board’s letter  No.F(EP/III/98/pN1/2 dated 10.3.98, these elements  viz., stagnation   increments,  special  pay,   deputation   allowance,         personal  pay, desk allowance etc., will not be  admissible  over and above the pay fixed on notional basis as on 1.1.86.

 

RBE No.53/2000

Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/9/6  dated  24.3.2000  (RBE No.53/2000.)

Sub:     Payment of Dearness Relief on Ex-gratia payment to surviving SRPF(C) retirees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.99.

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In  terms of Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/Ex.Gr.5 dated 27.1.99, orders were issued for grant of ex-gratia  payment  to the SRPF(C) beneficiaries who retired on superannuation during         the  period  from 1.4.57 to 31.12.65 @ Rs.600/- p.m.  along  with Dearness Relief @ 5% thereon w.e.f. 1.11.97 subject to the condition that such persons should have rendered at least 20 years  of         continuous service prior to their superannuation.

2. The  question  of  Dearness  Relief  to  the  surviving SRPF(C) retirees referred to above has been reconsidered.  Having due regard to the fact that the Ex-gratia payment in their  cases has  been  introduced for the first time only  with  effect  from November 1, 1997 and that they were not entitled to any Ex-Gratia payments,  Dearness  Relief and Interim Relief thereon  prior  to this  date,  it  has been decided that  these  surviving  SRPF(C) retirees  may be paid Dearness Relief at the rate of 13  per  cent with  effect  from November, 1, 1997 and at the rates of  16  per cent,  22 per cent, 32 per cent and 37 per cent with effect  from January  1, 1998, July 1, 1998, January 1, 1999 and July 1,  1999         respectively  as  admissible to Railway pensioners.   Future  instalments of Dearness Relief shall also be regulated as applicable  in  respect of the Railway Pensioners based  on  the  orders issued  by  this  Ministry from time to time. Payment  of  this revised  rate  of Dearness Relief to these beneficiaries  may  be made directly by the disbursing authorities without any  further         authorisation  from concerned Accounts Officers/Heads of  offices etc., where sanctione for ex-gratia has already been issued.

3. The  other  provisions  contained  in  Railway  Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/5 dated 27.1.98 shall  remain unchanged.

4. The  payment  on account of Dearness  Relief  involving fraction of a rupee may be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

 

RBE No.47/2000       

Copy    of   Board’s   letter   No.PC-V/97/F-II/6(Pt.I)   dated 23.3.2000(RBE No.47/2000).

Sub:     Allotment of appropriate pay scales to the Railway Occupational Therapists on Railways -V CPC’s Recommendations.

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The  issue of allotment of appropriate pay  scales  to Occupational Therapists on the Railways in light of the recommendations of V CPC has been under consideration of the Board.

2. The matter has been carefully examined in the  MInistry  of  Railways.  It  has been noted that even  though  no  specific recommendations. Have  been made by the V CPC in  regard  to  pay         scales  for  Occupational  Therapists working  on  the  Railways, identical pay structure has been recommended by them for  Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists on the Civil side.  It has         also  been noted that recruitment qualifications of  Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are similar both in the  Railways and  on  the civil side.  Further, the nature of duties  is  also similar.   It  has  accordingly been  decided  that  Occupational Therapists, like Physiotherapists should be allotted the  initial entry grade of Rs.5500-9000.

3. Accordingly,  the posts of Occupational  Therapists  in Central  and  Eastern Railways presently being  operated  in  the grade  Rs.6500-10500  under in situ promotion scheme,  should  be         operated  in  the grade of Rs.5500-9000 as and when  the  existing posts  fall vacant in future.  In Northern Railway, the scale  of Rs.5500-9000  should  be  allotted to the  post  of  Occupational         Therapist  presently  being operated in grade  Rs.4500-7000  with effect from 1.1.1996.

 

RBE No.46/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/II-99/HRA-2 dated 16.3.2000 (RBE No.46/2000).

Sub:     Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

 

Ref:     Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.5.1988 No.E(P&A)/II-95/HRA-3 dated

14.2.1996 and No.E(P&A)/II-99/HRA-2 dated12.7.1999.

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In  terms  of  the instructions  contained  in  Board’s letter  No.PC-67/JCM-2 dated 10.7.1967 and as  modified/clarified from time to time, Railway employees who are eligible for Railway         accommodation  and  (i) who do not submit applications  for  such accommodation or(ii) who, after submitting applications for  such accommodation, refuse to accept accommodation when offered/allot-        ted  or  (iii)  who, after having  accepted  such  accommodation, surrender  it,  may be paid House Rent  Allowance,  if  otherwise, admissible,  on  fulfillment of the  prescribed  conditions.   In         terms  of  the instructions contained in  Board’s  letters  dated 16.5.88 and 12.7.99, powers to issue sanction for eligibility  to House  Rent Allowance in the above type of cases stand  delegated to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations, directly  controlling  allotment of quarters to Railway  employees  and also  to the Divisional Railway Managers/Chief Workshop  Managers in-charge  of  Workshops  as are controlling  housing  pools. This concession  is  however,  not admissible to  employees  for  whom Railway  accommodation  is  specifically earmarked  or  to  those         employees, whose occupation of Railway quarters is essential  for easy  accessibility  during emergencies, efficient  discharge  of their duties etc.

2 The issue regarding further delegation of these  powers has  been  considered by the Board and it has been  decided  that sanction  for eligibility to House Rent Allowance in the type  of         cases mentioned in Para 1 above may be issued by the  departmental head  of the respective department at the headquarters office  in respect  of Workshops and other units/organisations  where  there  are  no Senior Administrative Grade officers controlling  housing pools and by the PHOD or the nominated HOD of each department  in respect of  the quarters under the control of the respective  departments  in the headquarters office.

3. The  other  terms and conditions contained  in  Board’s letter dated 12.7.1999 remain unchanged.

 

Board’s letter No.E(W)/2000/PS5-6/21 dated 23.3.2000.

Sub:     Permission to Freedom Fighters to travel by Rajdhani or Shatabdi Express trains during the Millenium year.

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While  presenting Railway Budget 2000-2001 the  Hon’ble Minister of Railways had announced that “Freedom Fighters will be given  a millenium gift for travel of one journey by Rajdhani  or Shatabdi Express train of choice from any station to any destination and back”.  In compliance of this announcement, it has  been  decided that:

(i)        one  cheque Pass for self and a companion  from  any station to any other station and back valid by  Rajdhani/Shatabdi express trains may be issued to Freedom Fighters who are  entitled  to Freedom  Fighter  Card Passes.  The validity  of  the  Cheque  Passes should be for 3 months.  This millennium gift pass should be  availed by the Freedom Fighters before 31.12.2000.  The  pass will  be  issued by the same authority who issues the  Freedom Fighters Card Pass.

(ii)       The  cheque pass will be valid for travel by II  AC of Rajdhani  Express train and Chair Car of Shatabdi Express  train, as the case may be.

(iii)      An  entry will be made in the pensioners  half  of pension payment order, while issuing cheque passes to the freedom fighters.

(iv)      It  may be ensured that a proper accountal of  such passes  being  issued is maintained and the same may  be  advised separately  alongwith monthly statement being sent  to  Board’s  office  in  response to Board’s letter No.E(W)/99 PS5-6/76  dated 29.12.1999.

This issues in consultation with the associate Finance.

 

RBE No.58/2000       

Railway  Board’s  letter  No.PC.V/97/1/7/17  dated  3.4.2000(RBE No.58/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Overtime allowance to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scales and allowances.

Ref:     Board’s letter of even No.dated 9.2.98.

 

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Consequent  upon revision of pay scales  w.e.f.  1.1.96, instructions  were  issued  on the subject of  rate  of  overtime allowance in reference to revised pay scales vide Board’s letter of even number dated 9.2.88.  The question as to  whether  Dearness Allowance  should also be included within the purview  of  emoluments  in the case of employees who are paid Over Time  Allowance         under  Rule  1505 R-II(1987 edition) read together  with  Railway Board’s  letter  No.E(LL)/89/AT/FAC/1-13 dated  27.2.82  has  been under  consideration.   It has now been decided  that  over  time  allowance  payable  under  Rule 1505 R-II  (1987  edition)  shall continue to be computed on the basis of revised rates of pay plus Dearness Allowance.

This  Dearness Allowance forming part of the  emoluments as  clarified  above for the purpose of computation of  rates  of Over  Time Allowance may be taken into consideration with  effect  from the dates and at the rates, notified from time to time.

The  issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

RBE No.70/2000       

Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/2000/PN1/6 dated 7.4.2000 (RBE No.70/2000).

Sub:     Revision of pension of the retirees of the period from 1.1.1986 to 30.6.1987 who had

opted to retain IIIrd CPC scales of pay.

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In   terms  of  para  12  of  Board’s   letter   No.PC-IV/87/Imp/PN1/1 dated 15.4.1987 regulating revision of pension in implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation  of the  IV  Central  Pay Commission, the Railway  servants  who  had retired  during the period from 1.1.1986 to 30.6.1987 were  given an option to retain the pre-revised III CPC scales of pay and  to have  their pension calculated under the rules in force prior  to 1.1.1986,  and some of the retirees who had exercised the  option as  such  were  allowed to draw personal pension  as  a  separate element without any dearness relief thereon.

The  matter  regarding revision of the pension  of  the above  mentioned retirees has been examined in consultation  with the nodal department i.e. DOP & PW and it is clarified that  such         retirees are to be treated as pre-86 retirees for notional  fixation  of  their pay and pension in terms of DOP&PW’s  O.Ms  dated 10.2.98  and  17.12.98 circulated on the  Railways  vide  Board’s letter      No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/2      dated      10/3/98      and No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29 dated15.1.99. However, any personal pension  sanctioned to them will have to be discontinued w.e.f. 1.1.1996.

RBE  No.67/2000

Board’s letter No.PC/IV/86/Imp/50 dated  7.4.2000  (RBE  No.67/2000).

Sub:     Fixation of stipend/pay of Railway Servants undergoing training after selection against

General Departmental Competitive Examination.

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As  the Railways are aware, the scheme of  General  Departmental  Competitive  Examination was introduced in  terms  of Board’s  letter No.E(NG)I/92/PM2/16 dated 20.08.93 to fill  up  a portion  of direct recruitment quota posts from  amongst  regular Railway employees with same eligibility qualification and  standard  of  examination as prescribed for direct  recruitment.   The  duration  of  training period for persons selected  against  GDCE  have  also  been made at par with that for direct  recruits  vide Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/98/3/33 dated 15.3.99.

The  question  regarding regulation of  pay/stipend  of  Railway  servants selected against GDCE and  undergoing  training has also been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways for  some time.  It has now been decided that in view of the  position obtaining  as  indicated para-1 above, the Pay/stipend  of  these trainees/apprentices  may  be regulated under the  provisions  of Rule 1315 (FR-22 B)R-II.

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

 

RBE No.63/2000         

Board’s letter No.E(W)97/PS 5-1/62-A dated  7.4.2000  (RBE No.63/2000).

Sub:     Revised pay limits for entitlement of “RCP” and “School Card Pass”.

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Consequent  to the revision of pay scales on the  basis of  recommendation of the V Central Pay Commission, the  question of  revision  of existing entitlement to “RCP” and  “School  Card Pass”  has  been under consideration of the Ministry  of  Railways (Railway Board).

2. It has now been decided by Board that the pay limit for  entitlement  of I Class on RCP and School Card Pass shall  be  as follows:

 

(i)         employees appointed before 01.04.1987 and whose pay is Rs.6700/-  or above or in a scale the minimum of which is Rs.6500/-

(ii)        employees who are appointed between 01.04.1987 and 01.02.1999 and whose pay is Rs.7250/- and above or in a scale the minimum of which is Rs.6500/-

(iii)       employees who are appointed after 01.02.1999 and whose pay is Rs.7600/- or above or in a scale minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.

In  all other aspects, the provisions of Railway  servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall apply.

In view of above, Schedule III(School Pass) and  Schedule  VI(Residential Card Pass) of Railway  Servants(Pass)  Rules, 1986  (Second  Edition 1998) may be amended as  in  the  Advance         Correction Slip No.21 enclosed.

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

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.21 TO THE RAILWAY  SERVANTS(PASS)RULES

1986 (2ND EDITION 1993).

1)  Schedule III (School Pass)

Replace Column No.3 against School Card Passes as under:

i)          In the case of “A” or Group “B” railway employees their student sons/daughters may be issued with First Class school card pass.

ii)         In the case of Group “C” railway employees appointed prior to 01.04.1987 whose pay is Rs.6700/- or above or in a scale minimum of which is Rs.6500/- their student sons/daughters            may be issued with First Class School Card Pass.

iii)         In the case of Group “C” and Group “D” railway employees appointed prior to01.04.1987 whose pay is less than Rs.6700/- their student sons/daughters may be issued with second class/sleeper class school card pass.

iv)        In the case of Group “C” Railway employees appointed during 01.04.1987 to 01.02.1999 whose pay is Rs.7250/-  and above or in a scale the minimum of which is Rs.6500/- their student sons/daughters may be issued with First Class School Card Pass.

v)         In the case of Group “C” and Group “D” railway employees appointed on or after 1.4.87,whose pay is less than Rs.7250/- their student sons/daughters may be issued with Second Class/Sleeper class school card pass.

vi)        In the case of Group “C” and Group “D” railway employees appointed affer 01.02.1999 whose pay is Rs.7600/- or above or in a scale the minimum of which is Rs.6500/-  their student            son/daughter may be issued with First Class school card pass.

vii)        In the case of Group “C” and Group “D” employees appointed after 01.02.1999 whose pay is less than Rs.7600/- their student son/daughter may be issued with second class/sleeper class school card pass.

viii)       In non-suburban sections, however the normal class of entitlement at as on privilege account would be admissible.

II. Schedule VI (Residential Card Pass).

Replace: Column No.3  with the following:

(i)        Group A & B First Class “A” on suburban sections.

(ii)       Group C & D

a)         Appointed prior to 01.04.1887 :Drawing pay of Rs.6700/- or First Class in above or in scale the           Suburban sections minimum of which is Rs.6500/-. Less than Rs.6700/- II Class/Sleeper class in suburban sections.

b)         Appointed during 01.04.1987 to 01.02.1999 Drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or First Class in above or in scale the  Suburban sections. minimum of which is Rs.6500/- Less than Rs.7250/- II Class/Sleeper class in suburban sections.

c)         Appointed offer 01.02.1999 Drawing Rs.7600/- or above, I Class in suburbanor in scale the minimum  sections. of which is Rs.6500/- of above less than Rs.7600/-  II Class/Sleeper class in suburban sections.

NOTE;

(i)         For non-suburban sections the normal class of entitlement as on privilege accounts is admissible.

(ii)        No attendant is allowed in Residential Card Pass.

(AUTHORITY:   Board’s   letter  No.E(W)/97  P   S5-1/62-A   dated 30.03.2000).

RBE No.60/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/97 dated 4.4.2000 (RBE No.60/2000) SC No.26 to MC No.32.

Sub:     Qualification for recruitment to the post of Radiographer/Gr.III (Rs.975-1540/4000-6000).

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Attention  is  invited to Para 164(2)  of  IREM,  Vol.I (1989  edition)  and Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/93/RR-1/7  dated  23.6.94  laying down the qualification for the post of  Radiogra-        pher Gr.III.

The  matter has been reviewed by the Board and  it  has been  decided that henceforth, the qualification for  recruitment to the post of Radiographer Gr.III will be 10 + 2 with Diploma in         Radiography/X-Ray  Technician/Radiodiognosis Technology (2  years  course) from recognised Institute.  Science Graduate with Diploma  in  Radiography/X-Ray  Technician/Radiodiognosis  Technology   (2  years course) will be preferred”.

Indian Railway Establishment manual may also be amended  as in Advance Correction Slip No.98 enclosed.

           INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME I (1989 EDITION)

                            Advance Correction Slip No.98

Chapter-I, Section B, Subsection-III -Recruitment & Training:

Substitute  the  following for the existing  words  and figures in Para 164(2).

10+2     with     Diploma     in      Radiography/X-Ray  Technician/Radiodiognosis Technology (2 years course) from recognised    Institute.    Science   Graduate   with   Diploma     in Radiography/X-Ray  Technician/Radiodiognosis Technology (2  years course) will be preferred.

AUTHORITY; Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/99/RR-1/97 dated 04.04.2000).

 

RBE  No.44/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(G)/99 ALI/20  dated  7.4.2000  (RBE  No.44/2000).

Sub:     Amendment to para 1004 and 1005 of IREM Vol.I of IREM (1989 edition) – Raising the limit in respect of investigation of arrears claim – (item 44/99 PNM/AIRF).

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In terms of paragraph 1004 of IREM Vol.I (1989 edition) General  Managers are authorised to sanction an investigation  of arrear claims when the claim is not over three years old  (irre-spective of the amount involved) and when the claim is over three years  old but the amount of the claim pertaining to  the  period  beyond  three years does not exceed Rs.1000/-.  In terms of  para         1005 ibid, in cases where the amount of the claim for the  period  beyond three years exceeds Rs.1000/- investigation of the portion within the three years limit is sanctioned by the General Manager         and, the balance (i.e. portion beyond three years) is referred to Railway Board for orders.

On  the  demand  of AIRF in the  PNM  Meeting  held  on 30.11/1.12.99  the matter has been considered by  Railway  Board. it has been decided to enhance the existing ceiling of  Rs.1000/-        (Rupees  one  thousand) referred to  above  to  Rs.5000/-(Rs.Five Thousand only) The existing time limit will however, continue  to be three years.

Accordingly,  Ministry of Railways have  amended  paragraphs  1004  and 1005 of IREM Vol.I (1989 edition)  as  per  the Advance Correction Slip No.97 appended below:

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOL.I (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.97

The amount of Rs.1000/-(Rupees One Thousand)  appearing in  paragraphs 1004(ii) and 1005 may be substituted  by  Rs.5000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only).

AUTHORITY: Railway Board’s Lr.No.E(G)/99/ALI/20 dated 7.4.2000)

RBE  No.62/2000

Board’s letter No.E(G)/2000 H01/1 dated  5.4.2000  (RBE  No.62/2000).

Sub:     Honorarium to Nucleus Cipher Operators.

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Ministry  of Railways have reviewed the rates of  Honorarium  payable  to  Nucleus Cipher Operators, as  laid  down  in Board’s letter No.E(G)/95/H01/1 dated 5.5.95.  It has been decided  to revise the rates of Honorarium payable to  Nucleus  Cipher Operators as under:

i)          Category “A” Nucleus Operators maybe paid an  Honorarium @ Rs.27/- per day with a minimum of Rs.1800/-per annum.

 

ii)         Category “B” Nucleus Operators may be paid an Honorarium @ Rs.1800/- per annum. When these  Operators are utilised as Category “A” they will be entitled to Honorarium as at (i) above.

2. Other    provisions    contained    in    the    letter No.E(G)/84/H01/11 dated 10.9.85 will continue to be in force.

These orders take effect from the date of issue.

4. The above has the sanction of the President and  issues  with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of  Railways.

 

RBE No.64/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/9/RR-1/90 dated 11.4.2000 (RBE No.64/2000) SC No.28 to MC No.32.

Sub:     Filling up the posts of Health Visitors (Multi Purpose) in the Medical Deptt.

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Reference  this Ministry’s letter  No.E(NG)II/83/PO/135 dated 3.5.83, 94/H(FW)/1/1 dated 25.11.94 and  PC/V/98/1/11/18(A) dated  10.6.98  regarding method of recruitment  to  the  various         categories of posts in the Family Welfare Organisation, surrender of  posts of Lady Health Visitors in the organisation and  introduction  of  additional  Higher Grade of  Rs.5500-9000  with  the         designation of Head Lady Health Visitor, respectively.

2. The question inter-alia of mode of filling up the  post  of Lady Health Visitors attached to Chest Clinics and  Obstetrics Wing in the Medical Department has been reviewed by the  Ministry   of Railways who have decided as under:

(i)         Designation: The posts in various grades may be re-designated as under:

        GRADE             EXISTING DESIGNATION    REVISED DESIGNATION

4000-6000         Lady Health Visitor                                Health Visitor

(Multipurpose)

4500-7000        Sr.Lady Health Visitor                            Sr.Lady Health Visitor

(Multipurpose)

5500-9000        Head Lady Health Visitor                       Head Health Visitor

(Multipurpose)

(ii)        Duties: The duties attached to the post of Health  Visitors (Multi purpose) will include domicilliary visits for follow up  of TB cases, Ante/natal care and Postnatal care cases, health education  with special emphasis on positive health,  National  Health Programmes and AIDS.

3) Method  of  filling up: The posts  of  Health  Visitors  (multipurpose) will now be filled as under:

(a)   50% by direct recruitment of Matriculates with with multipurpose workers course from recognised institutes by Central/State Government with three years field experience as an additional desirable  qualification other conditions of recruitment remaining the same and

 

(b)   50% by promotion of Midwives and ANMs with three years regular service, shortfall, if any, being added to direct recruitment quota at (a) above.

RBE No.66/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/CFP/19 dated  7.4.2000  (RBE No.66/2000).

Sub:     Promotion of Group “D” employees to Group  “C” posts in the Ministerial Cadre – Possession of typing qualification.

…..

 

In   terms  of  the  instructions  contained  in   this  Ministry’s  letter  of even number dated 3.2.97  promotions  from  Group “D” to Group “C” against 33 1/3%  quota in the  Ministerial  cadre  and from clerks to Sr.Clerks against LDCE quota are to  be allowed  on provisional basis and the concerned staff  given  two  years  time  from the date of promotion to qualify  in  the  prescribed typewriting test.  In case of their failure to qualify in the  typewriting test within this period, they are liable  to  be reverted.

It  has  come to the notice of this Ministry  that  the staff  promoted on provisional basis in terms of  above  instructions  are either subjected to the requisite typewriting test  at  the  fag end of the two year period or only after the  expiry  of the  two year period.  Such a procedure not only results  in  de-        layed action to process reversion of staff who fail in the  type-writing  test  but  also gives rise  to  a  legitimate  grievance amongst  the concerned staff that they are not subjected  to  the  typewriting test in time.

The  Ministry  of Railways have considered  the  matter and wish to clarify that concerned staff should be given at least three chances before completion of two years period to qualify in the  typewriting  test.   In order  to  ensure  that   sufficient chances  are availed of by the concerned staff, the Railways  may arrange at least three typewriting tests with a gap of six months between  tests  within  a period of two years from  the  date  of promotion  on  provisional  basis.  Once this  process  is  over, action  to revert those who fail in the test should be  initiated  well in time.

 

RBE No.55/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/I-2000/PM7/2 dated 5.4.2000  (RBE No.55/2000).

Sub:     Introduction of additional pay scales -Recommendation of V CPC – Relaxation of                      qualification for promotion of existing Lab Assistants in pay scale Rs.3200-4900 in the Chemical and Metallurgical Wing -  Regarding.

…..

In   terms  of  the  instructions  contained  in   this Ministry’s  letter  No.PC-V/98/I/11/18  (Pt)  dated  17.8.98  for recruitment/promotion to the grade of Lab.Assistants in pay scale Rs.3050-4590 the qualification has been prescribed as  Matriculation  with  Science plus Diploma / Certificate  in  Lab.Technology (including DMLT) or 10 + 2 with Science.

The  question of relaxing the above  qualification  for promotion  to  the  specified higher grade in  the  Chemical  and metallurgical  wing in respect of the existing  Lab.Assistant  in grade  Rs.3200-4900 holding the grade as personal to them  as  on 1.8.98  has been considered by the Ministry of Railways.  It  has  been decided that the existing Laboratory Assistants Grade.III in  the  cadre  as on the date of effect of the orders  contained  in this  Ministry’s  letter dated 17.8.98 referred  to  above,  i.e. 1.8.98,  shall  continue to be considered for  promotion  as  Lab  Assistants Grade II (Scale Rs.4000-6000) and then as lab  Assistant  Grade I (scale Rs.4500-7000) on the basis of  qualifications         in vogue prior to coming into force of the revised qualifications viz.,  Matriculation with Science and further as JCMA in the  pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 against the promotion quota with relaxation of  qualification  of B.Sc. with Physics and Chemistry  with  45% marks  to  Matriculation with Science when so promoted  as  JCMA, they will also be considered eligible for appearing in the selection  for  promotion  to  the post of CMA in  the  pay  scale  of Rs.5500-9000 after they pass the test conducted by the RDSO  with the requisite standard as per existing provision.

It has also been decided that for future recruits  with  revised qualification of Matriculation with Science plus  Diploma certificate  in  Lab Technology (including DMLT) or 10 +  2  with  science,  the qualification of B.Sc., with Physics and  Chemistry with  45% marks for promotion as JCMA will stand relaxed to  such  revised qualification in lieu of existing relaxation to “Matriculation with Science”.

RBE  No.6/99         

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/I-98/CN-5/2 dated  5.2.99  (RBE  No.6/99 )

Sub:                       Concept of lien.

…..

As the Railways are aware, with the simplification   of  confirmation procedure delinking confirmation from the availability  of  permanent  posts, the concept of lien  has  undergone  a  change  vide  instructions contained in  this  Ministry’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I/88/CN5/2 dated 20.1.89 followed by Advance  Correction Slip    No.58    issued    under    this    ministry’s     letter No.E(NG)/I/98/CN5/1 dated 12.10.98.  This  has necessitated amend ment of Rules regarding retention/termination/transfer of lien as contained in Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I 5th  Edition 1985 (Reprint Edition 1995).

Accordingly,  in  exercise of powers conferred  by  the proviso  to  Article 309  of the Constitution, the  President  is pleased  to  decide that the Indian Railway  Establishment  Code, Vol.I 5th Edition 1985 (Reprint Edition 1995) may be  amended  as  in Advance Correction Slip No.70 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOL.I FIFTH EDITION 1985

REPRINT EDITION 1995

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.70

 

I.Chapter I – General:

1. In Rule 103, for the existing sub-rule (28) the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:

“(28) Lien means the title of a Railway servant to hold on  regular basis either immediately or on the termination  of  a period  or periods of absence, a post, including a  tenure  post, to  which he has been appointed on regular basis and on which  he is not on probation. Provided that the title to hold a regular post shall be subject to the condition that the junior most person in the grade  will be liable to be reverted to the lower grade if the number of persons  so  entitled is more than the posts  available  in  that grade”.

II. Chapter – 2 -General conditions of service:

  1. In Rule 227
  2. (i) For the existing clause(a), the following rules shall be substituted, namely.

“227  A  competent  authority may  transfer  a  Railway servant from one post to another  provided that, except:

1) On account of inefficiency or misbehavior, or

2) On his written request.

a  Railway  servant shall not be transferred to, or except  in  a case  of dual charge, appointed to officiate in a  post  carrying less pay than the pay of the post on which he holds a lien”.

(ii) Clause (b) shall be omitted.

Rule 238 shall be omitted.

3. For  the existing Rule 239 the following Rule shall  be substituted, namely.

“239  unless  in any case it is otherwise  provided  in these rules, a Railway servant on acquiring a lien on a post will  cease to hold the lien previously acquired on any other post”.

4. For the existing Rule 240, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:

“240  A Railway Servant who has acquired lien on a post retains the lien on that post -

(a)        while performing the duties of that post.

(b)        while  on  foreign service, or holding  a  temporary post, or officiating in another post.

(c) during  joining  time on transfer to  another  post, unless he is transferred along with his title to a post on  lower pay,  in which case his lien is transferred to the new post  from the  date  on which he is relieved of his duties in  the  earlier post, and

(d)        while on leave, and

(e)       while under suspension provided that no lien of a Railway Servant shall be retained.

(i)         where  a Railway servant has proceeded on  immediate  absorption   basis   to   a   post   or   service outside his service/cadre/post in the Government from the date of absorption,  and

(ii)       on foreign service/deputation beyond  the  maximum limit  admissible under the orders of the Government issued  from time to time.

4.1       Govt.  of  India’s order appearing below  the  existing  Rule 240 shall be omitted.

5.         Rule 241 shall be omitted.

6.         In Rule 242:

(i)         For  the  existing clause(a)  the  following  clause shall be substituted, namely.

“(a)  Except as provided in rule 240 and  clause(b)  of this  rule, a Railway Servant’s lien on a post may in no  circumstances be terminated, if the results will be to leave him  without a lien upon a regular post”.

(ii)       For the existing clause(b), the following  clause shall be substituted, namely:

“(b)A  Railway  Servant’s lien on a  post  shall  stand terminated on his acquiring a lien on another post (whether under the Central Government or State Government) outside the cadre  on  which he is borne”.

7.         For the existing Rule 243, the following rule shall  be substituted, namely.

“243, subject to the provisions of Rule 227 a competent authority  may  transfer to another post in the same  cadre,  the lien of a Railway Servant who is not performing the duties of the post to which the lien relates”.

7.1       Govt.of  India’s decision below the existing  Rule  243 shall be omitted.

AUTHORITY;  Railway  Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I-98/CN5/2 dated  5.2.99).

 

RBE No.61/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/96/RR-1/34 dated 6.4.2000 (RBE No.61/2000) SC No.27 to MC no.32).

Sub:       Recruitment of Course Completed Act Apprentices on the Railways -Diploma                      Holders and Graduate Engineers.

…..

Attention  is invited to Board’s letters of even  number  dated 26.8.96 and 13.7.99 wherein it has been laid down that  for  recruitment to the post of Artisans and to Group “D” posts, other  things  being  equal, a candidate who is a Course  Completed  Act Apprentice  trained in the relevant trade in the Railway  Establishment  will  be given preference over a candidate who  is  not such an apprentice.

The  matter  regarding  giving  similar  preference  to Diploma Holders and Graduate Engineers has further been  examined  by  the  Board.   It has been decided that,  other  things  being equal,  Diploma  Holders and Graduate Engineers,  who  have  been given  training  under the Apprentices Act, 1961,  may  be  given  preference over those who are not apprentices, in recruitments to         Group  “C”  posts for which Engineering Diploma  and  Engineering degree have respectively been laid down as prescribed  qualifications.

3 In  other words, while there will be no change  in  the procedure of recruitments and the selection for recruitment  will be  in  accordance with the merits of  the  eligible  candidates,         where other things are equal between two or more candidates,  the candidate who is trained under the Apprentices Act 1961 in  Railway Establishment will be given reference in the recruitment over         the candidate who is not such an apprentices.

 

RBE No.74/2000

Board’s letter No.E(G)/99/EC2-3 dated  18.04.2000  (RBE No.74/2000).

Sub:     Surrender of Surplus posts in Railway Workshops having CLW pattern Incentive Scheme.

…..

As a result of revision in Allowed Timings,  consequent to  the increase in incentive hourly rates as  communicated  vide Railway  Board’s letter No.PC.V/98/I/7/4/1 dated  21.6.1999,  the         requirement of staff under Incentive Scheme in Railway  Workshops would require downward revision.  The Railway Board have  decided  that:

(i)        Surrender of all surplus posts in railway workshops  as a  result of revision of Allowed Time, maybe made in  recruitment grades only in Gr.”C” or “D” as the case may be  Correspondingly,

any creation of posts in railway workshops should also be in  the lowest recruitment grades till further orders.

(ii)       All vacant posts rendered surplus as a result of  revision  of  Allowed Time in terms of order dated 21.6.99,  will  be surrendered  without crediting the same to the vacancy bank. In         other  words,  money value of vacant posts will not be  used  for creation of fresh posts.

(iii)      However,  the pots which are manned but surplus to  requirement will be declared as special supernumerary.  These posts may be used as matching surrender for creation in areas where the need   for  creation  of  additional  posts  due  to   additional assets/increase  in level of activity is independently  justified subject to the condition that staff holding these special  supernumerary posts be necessarily redeployed against these posts.

2.         The instructions contained in Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 19.7.1999 stand superseded.

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

 

RBE No.75/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/I-2000/TR/13 dated 18.4.2000 (RBE No.75/2000) SC No.10 to MC No.24.

Sub:     Posting of Government Employees who have children  with hearing impairment or multiple disability.

…..

Please   find  enclosed  a copy of  the  Department  of Personnel  and  Training’s  O.M.No.36035/1/2000-Estt(Res)   dated 18.2.2000  on the above subject.  The instructions  contained  in this  O.M.will be applicable to Railway employees mutates mutandis.

Copy  of Office Memorandum No.36035/1/2000-Estt(Res)  dated  18th Feb. 2000 from D.P.Bharwaj, Under Secretary to the Govt of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Training, DOPsT’.

Sub:       Posting of Government employees who have children with hearing impairment or multiple disability.

…..

The undersigned is directed to say that there has  been a demand that an employed parent of a child suffering from  hearing  impairment  or multiple disability may be  given  posting  to  their  own preferred linguistic Zone or State  where  educational  facility  for their hearing impaired or multiple  disabled  child exist and that too in the same language exists.  This demand  has been  made  on  the ground that the disabled  children  may  have  opportunities of learning in one single language, as these  children cannot cope up with learning their subjects in more than one language, as a result of transfer of their parents from one State  to another.

2. The  matter  has  been examined  considering  that  the facilities for medical care and education of children with  hearing impairment or multiple disability may not be available at all         stations, such requests from the parents of a child suffering  from  hearing  impairment or multiple disability, may as  far  as possible,  be considered sympathetically.  Where,  however,  this may  not  be possible, efforts may be made to accommodate  such  a Government servant in the same state to the extent possible.

3. All  the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested  to bring  these  instructions to the notice of  all  the  appointing authorities under their control

 

Board’s letter No.E(TRG)/94(28)/I dated 17.4.2000

Sub:                       Incentives for acquiring higher qualification.

…..

Reference this Ministry’s letter No.E(Trg)94(28)I dated 5.7.95  regarding grant of incentives to Group “B”  officers  for  acquiring  higher qualifications and  letter  No.E(NG)/I-93/IC2/B dated  2.1.96  read with their letter  dated  12.9.97,  regarding grant  of  incentives to Gr.”C” Railway employees  for  acquiring higher qualification.

2. The question of review of above instructions  including  addition  of fresh qualifications to the existing ones  has  been under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways in  consultation with  the  Deptt.  of Personnel and Training.  It  has  now  been decided to amplify the list of qualifications the acquisition of which will entitle the individuals to grant of lumpsum incentives as shown in the Annexure to this letter.

3. The revised scheme of incentives will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.  In other words the  qualifications specified in the Annexure acquired on or after the date  of  issue  of  this letter will qualify for the amount  of  specified  lumpsum incentive.

3.1However, the individuals who were eligible for grant of lumpsum  incentives  in terms of existing instructions,  will  be entitled  to grant of lumpsum incentive on the old scale  in  respect of qualifications acquired upto the day preceding the  date of issue of this letter.

3.2. For  the  purpose of paras 3and 3.1 above the  date  of acquiring  the  qualifications will be the last date of  the  prescribed  examination and not the date of publication of  the  results.

4. The revised scheme will apply to officers and staff  in Group “A”B”, &  “C”.

5. The  following  conditions will apply to the  grant  of lumpsum incentive.

 

i)          Incentive should be allowed only for the qualifications, the acquisition of which is directly related to the functions of the post held by the Railway servant or the functions to be performed in the next higher post and the qualifications should contribute to the efficiency of the Railway servant.  In the case of qualifications being useful in the discharge of functions in the next higher grade the grant of incentive maybe considered on actual promotion                    to the higher grade.

ii)         No incentive would be allowed for purely academic or literary subjects and accordingly incentives need not be considered for qualification like Degree in Humanities.

iii)         The incentive will not be available for the qualifications which are laid down as essential                    or desirable qualifications in the recruitment rules for the post.

iv)        The quantum of incentive will be uniform for all the posts irrespective of their classification                    or grade or the department.

v)         The incentive will not be admissible where the Government servant is sponsored by the government or he avails of study leave for acquiring the qualification. Only those officiate who have acquired the higher qualification fully at their own cost and where the Railways have not borne any part of the expenses therefore will be entitled for grant of incentives.

vi)        The incentive would be given only for higher qualification acquired after induction into                    service and not for possession of higher qualification at the time of entry in service.

vii)        No incentive would be admissible if an appointment is made in relaxation of the educational                    qualifications. No incentive would be admissible if the employee acquires the requisite qualification for such appointment at a later date.

viii)       The qualifications meriting grant of incentive should be recognized by the all India Council                    for Technical Education, Department of Electronics, Deemed University University or recognized  by the Government.

ix)        Officials acquiring more than one prescribed qualification will be entitled for incentives for                    all such additional qualifications.

x)         Officials who avail the incentives should remain in service for atleast three years after acquiring higher qualificatins.

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

ANNEXURE  TO  BOARD’S  LETTER  NO.E(TRG)94/28/1  DATED  17.4.2000

REGARDING GRANT OF LUMPSUM INCENTIVE FOR ACQUIRING HIGHER

QUALIFICATION.

        ————————————————————————————————————————

S.No. Deptt.      Higher qualification                                Amount of

Lumpsum incentive

————————————————————————————————————————

1.Accounts    Department

 

i)On passing Part-I or “A” or Intermediate or pre-final exam of   + BBSS      ICWAI/ Institute of Chartered  Accountants of India /Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India. Rs.4000

 

  ii)on passing Part-II or “B” or Final                              Exam of ICWAI/ Institute of Chartered Accountants of India/ Institute of  Chartered Financial Analysts of India Rs.8000

 

  iii)On Passing Intermediate Exam of the     Institute of Company Secretaries of   India. Rs.2000

 

  iv)On passing Final Exam of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

 

Rs.4000
All Technical Departments including Stores i)AMIE Section “A” in the relevant  discipline

 

Rs.3000

 

  ii)AMIE Section “B” in the relevant  discipline

 

Rs.5000
  iii)Degree in Engg.(BE/B.Tech)directly   in the relevant discipline

 

Rs.8000

 

   iv)Post Graduate Degree or equivalent  in Engg in respective discipline

 

Rs.10000

 

3 A]Stores Dept. + Stock Verifiers in Accounts Dept. i)Diploma in Engg. or Studentship Course in Materials Management (SMM) of Indian Institute of Material Management. Rs.4000

 

  ii)Graduate Diploma in Materials Management (GDMM)from Indian Institute    of Material Management.

 

Rs.5000
3 B] Stores Dept. iii)PG Diploma in Materials Management    from Institute/University/Deemed University etc. recognised by the All India Council for Technical    Education Govt of India.

 

Rs.6000
4. Chemical Metallurgical Organisation On passing an examination equivalent    to a degree in Metallurgy by Chemists in Railway Laboratories and Research  Assistants doing Metallurgical work if they were possessing a Degree in Chemistry at the time of recruitment.

 

Rs.8000
5. Personnel Deptt. + RBSS On acquiring Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management of Industrial Relations conducted by a recognized University or any other recognised

Institution.

Rs.6000
6. Traffic

 

and Commercial

i)Diploma in Marketing and Business   Transportation  Development.

ii)Diploma  in Transport Economics Deptt.

 

Rs.4000

 

Rs.4000

 

7. General i)Ph.D in the field relevant to   functions of the Govt.servant.

 

ii)Diploma or equivalent in Computer                          Science/ Computer Applications/                            Information Technology relevant                               to the functions of the government servant.

 

iii)PG Diploma in Computer Science/                                         Computer Applications/ Information Technology relevant to the  functions of the Govt. servant.

 

iv)Degree in Computer Sciences/Computer

Applications/Information Technology    relevant to the functions of the  Govt. servant.

 

v)Post Graduate Degree in computer  science/ computer applications/  Information Technology relevant to the  functions of Govt.servant.

 

vi)Multi skill diploma in relevant fields

 

Rs.10000

 

 

Rs.4000

 

 

 

Rs.6000

 

 

 

Rs.8000

 

 

 

Rs.10000

 

 

 

 

Rs.4000

 

 

 

RBE No.45/2000       

f Board’s letter No.E(G)/97/LE 2/12 dated  20.4.2000  (RBE No.45/2000).

Sub:       Grant of Special Casual Leave to ex-servicemen for appearing before Medical Re-survey Board.

…..

Board  has been periodically receiving  proposals  from Zonal  Railways and Production Units regarding grant  of  Special Casual leave to Ex.Servicemen for the period spent by them before         the medical Re-survey Board for reassessment of their  disability  to draw military pension.

In  this context it is clarified that the DOP  &  AR(now  Department  of  Personnel and Training) have already  issued  instructions  vide their OM No.28016/12/75-BSTS(B)  dated  4.5.1976  circulated   vide   Railway  Board’s  letter   of   even   number dated 10.7.99,  delegating the powers to the Head  of  Departments  and  Ministries/Departments  to  decide about  grant  of  special Casual Leave to ex-servicemen reemployed as Civilian, for appearing before Medical Re-survey Board.  Attention in this context is invited  to SR-2(10)corresponding to Rule 2202(9) of  R-II  Fifth Edition  1972, in Appendix XXXVIII thereof the list  of  officers (copy enclosed) Declared to be Heads of Departments on the  Rail-        ways have been given.  The powers of granting SpecialCasual Leave in terms of the orders contained in Board’s letter of even number  dated 20.7.99 can therefore be exercised by the officers so listed.

APPENDIX XXXVIII

LIST OF OFFICERS DECLARED TO BE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS

(SEC. RULE 2202(9)

  1. General Managers.
  2. Senior Deputy General Managers.

3.             Chief Engineers.

4. Chief Commercial Superintendents.

5. Chief Operating Superintendents.

6. Chief Mechanical Engineers

7. Chief Electrical Engineers

8. Chief Signal and Tele-Communication Engineers

9. Controller of Stores.

10.Chief Medical Officers.

11.Financaial Advisors and Chief Accounts Officers.

12.Engineers inChief of Lines under Constructin or Survey.

13.Chief Design Engineer in charge

14.Secretary, Railway Board.

15.Director, Railway Testing and Research Center.

16.The Port Administrative Officer, Visakapatnam Port.

17.The Chief Security Officers

18.Chief Personnel Officer.

19.Principal, Railway Staff College, Baroda.

 

 

RBE  No.26/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/95/19/6/Pt. dated 25.2.2000 (RBE  No.26/2000).

Sub:     Monetary incentive in the form of Training Allowance to Faculty members deputed to                      Group “C” & “D” Technical Training Centres.

…..

Kindly     refer    to    this    Ministry’s     letter  No.E(MPP)/94/13/4 dated 20.9.95 wherein sanction of the  Ministry of  Railways was communicated for grant of training allowance  to the various training centers.

The  Ministry  of  Railways had  been  considering  the question of extending the Benefit of grant of training  allowance  to  the  faculty members of other training centers.  It  has  now been  decided  that  faculty  members,  both  gazetted  and  nongazetted,  drawn on deputation from the field for the purpose  of imparting  training  in the following 16 training  centers  may be granted Training Allowance @ 15% in terms of extent orders.

Railway          Name of the Training Center

CR         1. RPF Training Centre/Kurudradi/CR

ER         2. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Asansol/ER

3. RPF Training Centre/Dhanbad/ER

NR         4. Divisional Training Centre/Moradabad/NR

NER       5. RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER

NFR       6. Diesel Traction Training Centre/Malda/NFR

7. RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR

8. S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR

SR         9. RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR.

SCR      10.Civil Engg.training Centre/Guntakal/SCR

11.Diesel Traction Training Centre/Kazipet/SCR

12.Diesel Traction Training Centre/Rajahmundry/SCR

SER      13.Diesel Traction Training Centre(NG)Nagpur/SER

14.RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER

WR        15.RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR

WAP      16.Technical Training Centre/Bangalore/WAP.

3. Training Centers being managed by CSC/SR.DME/DME/AME/AEE/ASTE/ASC  should in the first instance  be re designated  as  Principals  and since  management  of  training institutes is a full time job, it is necessary that the incumbent to the post of Principals should be put exclusively on these assignments.  Principals of these training centers would, therefore, be eligible  for grant of training allowance after these  posts  are held  by them on full time basis and after the selection is  made         in the manner as detailed in para 5(g) below:

4. With a view to enable the principals of these  training centers  to  give  due attention to training and  to  exercise  a proper  supervision, it is also necessary that  these  principals  should be physically located in these centers.  The grant of  15%  training   allowance   to   the  faculty  is   subject   to   the CSC./Sr.DME/DME/AME/AEE/ASTE/ASC  assuming full administrative charge  of  the  training centers.  They will in effect relieve the Chief Instructor of all  administrative functions who will then carry out direct  training to staff.

5,The  following guidelines should be observed for  sanction of the training allowance.

a)         Faculty  members, both gazetted and non  gazetted,  who are  drawn  on  deputation from the filed and whose  duty  is  to  impart training/education to the trainees may be granted  “Training Allowance” at the rate of 15% of the basic pay in the revised scales of pay.

b)         Consequent  to  the grant of  “Training  Allowance”  as  mentioned  in  para(a) above, the  existing  training  allowance, special  pay, deputation pay and allowances thereon will  not  be         admissible  to the faculty members drawn on deputation  to  these  training centers.

c)         Faculty means “An employee” of the Government who joins a  training institute meant for training government officials  as  a  faculty member and whose work is to impart  training/teaching. This  will  also include the principals of the  training  institutes.  However, faculty members recruited directly and  specifically  for  the training institutions are not eligible  for  this  “Training Allowance”.

d)         Staff  whether on deputation from the field  or  transferred  or  locally  recruited who are not  directly  engaged  in imparting training/education will not be eligible for the “Training Allowance”.

e)        Training  Allowance will be admissible to  the  faculty members without any ceiling and will not form the part of pay  as defined in FR(9)(21) (2003(21)-R-II, but however, will count  for purpose or leave salary.

f)          Deputation  period of faculty members shall not  exceed eight years in any case any under any circumstances.

g)         The admissibility of the allowance in each individual case will be examined by a Committee at appropriate level to be constituted as  per  Board’s letter no.E(MPP)/94/3/14 dated  23.9.94.   These committees would adopt a strict selection process to find  excellent  trainers  for  such appointment. The  guidelines  for  such selection should not only take into account the outstanding service  records but also good training capability and  apttitude  for the job.  Regard should also be given for participation in trainers training course, keenness  of interest taken by the officials inproviding  requisite  training  to their  subordinates  in  the  various  jobs  held  by them and to their  performance  in  their earlier  assignment, if any, in posts relating to training.   The above   instructions   should  be  read   with   Board’s   letter         no.E(MPP)/86/13/2  dated 16.11.1998.  It should be  ensured  that before  the  training centre/school and trainers  are  sanctioned this  allowance,  they must satisfy the  above  guidelines.   The trainers not recommended by the Committee should be repatriated to         their  respective  parent cadres.  Adhoc appointees will  not  be allowed this training allowance till they are regularised.

6) These orders will take effect from 1.2.2000.

7. It  is  further  clarified that  until  such  time  the screening is done and the faculty members not found fit are repatriated to their respective parent cadres, such persons who  have worked  as faculty members on deputation may be  allowed  Training Allowance  from  the  date of joining or  1.2.2000  whichever  is later, till the date of reversion.

8. This has the sanction of the President and issues  with the  concurrence  of the Finance Directorate of the  Ministry  of Railways.

RBE No.71/2000       

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II/98/RS-16 dated 18.4.2000  (RBE No.71/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Allowance in lieu of kilometreage to the running staff kept unutilised on                      account of cancellation of train services.

…..

Pursuant  to the discussions held in a meeting  in  the forum of JCM/DC, it was decided by the Board in 1986  that in the  event  of  gauge conversion which is an anticipated  and  planned         activity  necessitating curtailment of train services for a  specific  period,  the running staff could be  relieved  of  running duties and deployed or granted leave during the period of cancellation of trains.  It was also decided therein that opportunities should also be taken to depute such staff for Refresher/promotion and other courses, so that they may not lose their potential  for earning  allowance  in lieu of kilometreage  at  headquarters  or outstation rates, as the case  may be, during such periods.   instructions   were   accordingly  issued   vide   Board’s   letter  no.E(P&A)II/83/Rs-21 dated 20.10.1986.

2. It  has been brought to the notice of the Board in  the PNM/AIRF  that  during  gauge conversion on a  Railway,  a  large number  of  Running staff could not be utilised for  the  Running         duty  and also non-running duty. Except a few, the rest were  not sent for any refresher course/training etc. and as such the staff concerned were idling.

3. The  matter has been considered by the Board  who  have  issue desired attention of the Railways being drawn again to  the above  mentioned instructions of 20.10.1986.   Accordingly  Board         desire  that  in  the event of gauge  conversion,  the  following action should invariably be taken by the Railway Administrations.

i)         The gauge conversion being on anticipated and planned activity, necessitating curtailment of train services for a specific period, the running staff should be relieved or running duties and should be delayed or granted leave during the period of cancellation of trains.

 

ii)        Opportunities should also be taken to dispute them for Refresher/promotion and other courses, so that they may not loss in potential for earning allowance in lieu of kilometers at headquarters or outstation rates, as the case may be during such periods.

RBE no.121/99

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/I-99/ALL/RPF/I  dated  31.5.99 (RBE no.121/99) PC V No.183/99.

Sub:     Grant of Ration money in lieu of Rationsubsidy and extra Duty Allowance to Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel with effect from 1st August, 1997 on introduction of revised scales of pay on the recommendations of V Central Pay Commission.

…..

In  continuation  of  the  orders  contained  in   this ministry’s  letter  No.E(P&A)/I-98/ALL/RPF/1  dated  1.4.98   and 19.8.98 the President is pleased to decide that the  non-gazetted RPF/RPSF  personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade I  (Rs.6500-10500)on the Railways shall be entitled to Ration money Allowance @ Rs.585/- per head per month with effect from 1.4.98 to  30.9.98 and  the  Rs.612/- per head per month with  effect  from  1.10.98 until further orders.

2. other terms and conditions as stipulated in the Board’s  letter of even number dated 1.4.98 shall remain unchanged.

The  orders being effective from 1.4.98 arrears as  may be  due may be calculated and disbursed, subject to  availability of funds.

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

 

 

 

RBE No.317/99          

Board’s letter no.F(E)/III/97/PN1/9 dated 27.12.99  (RBE No.317/99).

Sub:        Permanent absorption of Railway servants in public sector undertakings/autonomous

bodies change of option from 100%   commutation to 1/3rd commutation.

…..

On  receipt of a few references in Board’s office  from former  Railway servants permanently absorbed in  PSUs/Autonomous Bodies, seeking an opportunity to revise their option to  commute         one third pension instead of 100 per cent pension already availed  of by them, the matter has been examined in consultation with the Department  of pension and pensioners’ Welfare.  It is  clarified         that the option once exercised by a Railway servant on his permanent  absorption  in a PSU/Autonomous Body is to  be  treated  as  final  and the request for change of option from lumpsum  payment in  lieu of monthly pension to one third commutation  of  pension  cannot be permitted at any later stage.

 

 

RBE No.222/99       

Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/98/3/8 dated 2.9.99 is  forwarded for information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy  of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/98/3/8  dated  2.9.99 (RBE No.222/99).

Sub:     Initial Training of Assistant Drivers (Diesel/Electri).

…..

The  Ministry  of Railways have decided to  modify  the Manual  on  Management of Training” (Edition, 1998)  as  per  the Correction Slip enclosed.

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.10/99

Item No.9 and 10 under Item No.II of Appendix II of the Manual  on Management of Training (Edition 1998) may be  inserted  as:

9)Assistant Driver (Diesel)                9 months

10)Assistant Driver (Electric)              9 months

(Authority: Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)/98/3/6 dated 22.6.98).

 

RBE No.65/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I-98/PM10/3   dated 7.4.2000 (RBE No.65/2000).

Sub:     Filling up the post of Health and Malaria Inspectors in scale Rs.7450-11500.

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In terms of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 9.9.99,  the  classification of the post of  Health  and  Malaria  Inspector in the pay scale of Rs.650-10500 and Rs.7450-11500  has been revised as “non-selection” and “selection” respectively.

 

The NFIR have demanded that Health and Malaria  Inspectors  who  have entered the grade Rs.6500-10500 on the  basis  of selection  as  per  the classification then in  force  should  be         exempted  from appearing in the selection again for promotion  to  the next higher grade Rs.7450-11500 which has now been classified  as selection.

The matter has been considered carefully by the  Ministry  of  Railways.  It has now been decided that the  Health  and Malaria Inspectors who are working in the grade Rs.6500-10500  on         regular  basis  and entered the grade either in  the  pre-revised scale  Rs.1600-2660 or in the revised scale Rs.6500-10500 on  the basis  of  positive act of selection as  distinct  from  modified         selection under the scheme of restructuring, may be exempted from  appearing in the selection for promotion to the next higher grade of Rs.7450-11500.  Such staff will be considered for promotion to         grade  Rs.7450-11500 in their turn  on  seniority-cum-suitability basis.

 

RBE No.52/2000

    Board’s  letter   No.E(W)/99/ED-2/1   dated 24.3.2000 (RBE No.52/2000).

Sub:     Railway Schools – Scheme of annual awards.

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With  the  impetus given to improvement of  quality  of education  in  Railway Schools, a need was felt  to  institute  a suitable  scheme  of awards to generate a spirit  of  competition amongst the Railway schools and provide incentives to the Principals/Head Masters/Teachers/Students of Railway Schools to achieve excellence.   Accordingly, the Board have decided to introduce  a scheme of annual awards with effect from the academic year  1999 2000 as per the details given below:

 

2. The scheme will comprise of the annual awards:

A) At Zonal Railways Level:

i) Best Teacher           Rs.4000/- each Railway

ii) Best Student           Rs.3000/- each Railway

iii) Principal/Head         Rs.4500/- each Railway

Master of best school

iv)Best School            Running shield

B)At Board’s level

i) Best Teacher           Rs.5000/-

ii) Best Student           Rs.4000/-

iii) Principal/Head Master Rs.5000/-

of Best School

iv) Best School            Running shield.

3. The award will be decided as per the following  parameters:

A) Award for the Best Teacher

 

i)          The Railways will select the best school teacher on their system every year on the basis of performancein the proceeding academic year taking into account the following aspects.

a)         Effectiveness of teaching as reflected, among  other things, in the academic results of the                        students.

b)         Reputation of the teacher for higher dedication to work.

c)         Leadership qualities which inspire the student.

d)         Capacity for prompting extra curricular activities.

ii)         The award will consist of Rs.4000/- + citation.

iii)         Out of the best teachers selected in individual Railways. Railway Board will select the best                      teacher of the year on Indian Railways as a whole. The award for the best teacher on the entire Indian Railway system will consist of Rs.5000/- + citation.

B)  Award for the best Student:

i)          The Railways will select the best student of theRailway.

ii)         The award will consist of Rs.3000/- + citation.

iii)         Out of the best students selected on individual Railways, the Railway Board will select the best   student of the Railway schools on Indian Railways as a whole.  The award will consist of Rs. 4000/-   citation.

C)  Award for the Best School

Railways  will introduce a running shield  for  the best school on their system on the basis of the following  criteria:

a)         Academic performance (Weightage 50%)

This will be adjusted on the basis of the pass percentage, total number of distinctions achieved and percentage of students passing in 1st divisions both public exams and in local exams.

b)         Performance in extra curricular activities:

i)          Achievements in games and sports (weightage 20%)(only district, state and national level achievements to be taken into consideration).

 

ii)         Achievements in literary and cultural activities like elocution, quiz, dramatics, music, dance etc.

 

iii)         Scouts and Guides (weightage 10%)

 

iv)        Total enrollment

 

v)         Number of awardees of Rajya Puraskar and Rashtrapati puraskar.

From amongst the best schools identified an  individual units,  the railway board will select the best Railway school  of the Indian Railways as a whole and award a running shield to  the         school.

c)         Award for the best Principal/Head Master

i)                                The Principal/Head Master of the School identified as the best school on the individual railway will be given an award of Rs.4500/- + citation.

 

ii)         The Principal/head Master of the school adjudged as the best on Indian Railways as a whole will be given  a personal award of Rs.5000/- + citation.

4. The awards will be given during the Railway Week  Celebrations.

5. For the purpose of this scheme, schools on CLW and  DLW shall  be clubbed with the schools of Eastern and Northern  Railways respectively ICF, RCF, DCW and W&AP do not have any  Railway school. Railway schools on new zones may be clubbed  with  the schools on parent railways.

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

7. The expenditure may be met from the existing  budgetary allotment under D.No.12-681.

 

RBE No.312/99

   Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/95/PS5-1/29   dated21.12.99 (RBE No.312/99).

Sub:     Passes for Widows of Railway employees.

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As  the Railways are aware, in terms of Board’s  letter No.E(W)/85/PS5-8/2 dated 30.6.87, widows shall not be eligible to  the  facility of widow pass, if they become eligible to the  pass         facilities due to their son’s/daughter’s employment on the  Railways.   Arising  out of a demand from NFIR, the matter  has  been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that widows of  ex-        Railway  employees  who are dependent on their  son/daughter  employed on the Railways, may exercise an option either to avail of pass facility as a dependent widowed mother by getting their name         included  in t he privilege pass drawn by their  son/daughter  or they may draw pass(es) as per their entitlement under the  “widow pass”  scheme.   However, while considering her  as  a  dependent         widowed  mother, the income ceiling limit as fixed from  time  to time for “dependent” as defined in proviso to clause 2(c) of  the Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 will be taken into  account.          This option once exercised shall be final and irreversible.

2. In view of the above, Schedule V (Widow Pass) of  Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 may be amended as in the  Advance Correction Slip No.20 enclosed.

This  has  the concurrence of  Finance  Directorate  of Ministry of Railways.

ADVANCE  CORRECTION  SLIP NO.20 TO THE  RAILWAY  SERVANTS  (PASS)

RULES, 1986 (2ND EDITION 1993).

Add the following under item (ii) (b), Column (3) of Schedule  V, after the word “re-marriage”.

“However,  the  widow may exercise an option either to  avail  of pass  facility as a dependent widowed mother by getting her  name included  in the privilege pass drawn by her son/daughter or  she may  draw pass(es) as per her entitlement under the “widow  Pass” scheme.  Option once exercised shall be final and irreversible”.

(Authority:Board’s Lr.No.E(W)/95 PS5-1/29 dated 21.12.99).

 

 RBE No.67/99

  Board’s letter No.98/E(RRB)/25/52 dated  7.4.99 (RBE No.67/99).

Sub:     Enhancement in examination fees.

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In  order  to  partially  set  off  the  heavy   burden expenditure  incurred on conduct of examinations by  Railway  Recruitment  Boards, the Railway Board have decided to enhance  the examiantion fees as under:

(i) Examinations for posts           Rs.40/- (examination fee

carrying pay scale upto           is inclusive of postal

Rs.3050-4590.                        expenses).

 

(ii)Examinations for posts           Rs.60/- (examination fee

carrying pay scale                   is inclusive of postal

beyond Rs.3050-4590.          expenses).

(iii)Candidates belonging to        No examination fees.

SC/ST/Ex-servicemen/          They will pay Rs.10/- towards

Physically Handicapped          postal expenses.

categories.

RRBs shall now use window-type envelopes so as to check  the  incident  of  sending the call  letters  on  wrong  address.  Candidates should not be asked to send self-addressed envelopes.

The  enhanced examination fee/postal expenses shall  be  applicable  to  the notifications published after  the  issue  of these orders.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of Railway Board.

 

RBE No.63/99       

  Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/I-97/CPC/LE-6  dated 8.4.99 (RBE No.63/99) PC-V/166.

Sub:     Recommendation of the Fifth Central PayCommission relating to enhancement of                      quantum of Maternity Leave and to allow Paternity Leave in respect of Railway                      employees – Clarification regarding.

Ref:     Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-97/CPC/LE-6 dated 10.11.97 and 3.4.98.

…..

In  continuation  of Board’s above cited letter  it  is clarified  that  paternity Leave may be allowed to  male  Railway employees  in case leave is applied for and availed of, at  least  partly,  within a period of 135 days of child birth.   The  leave should  either be utilised fully or atleast commence  within  135  days  of child birth.  The paternity Leave can commence prior  to  child  birth so long as the date of birth of child  falls  during the period of such leave.  paternity leave, like Maternity leave, may be sanctioned only in a single spell.

RBE No.59/99       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/I/99/AL-7/1   dated 26.3.99 (RBE No.59/99) P.C.V.No.165.

Sub:     Admissibility of Conveyance charges – Clarification in the context of Transport Allowance.

 

Ref:     1)Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/12 dated 16.12.97 and 27.5.98 regarding Transport Allowance.

2)Board’s Lr.No.E(G)/98/AL-4/14 dated 6.11.98,  on the above subject.

3)Sub-Rule (7) and (8) and Govt.of India’s Decision below sub-rule (8) of Rule 1641-R.II

(1990 Re-print).

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Under  the extant rules, conveyance hire  charges,  are  not  permitted,  in any circumstances for  the  journeys  between  office  and residence.  However, in exceptional cases,  when  the Railway employees are detained in office upto late hours at night in connection with urgent official work which could not be  post- poned  till  the next working day, they could be  reimbursed  for  journeys performed from office to residence between 20.00 hrs and 06.00  hrs,  the actual conveyance hire charges  upto  a  maximum amount of Rs.150/- per month.

2. It has since been clarified by the Ministry of  Finance  that commutation of the employee to and from office is taken care of  by the payment of Transport Allowance.  Accordingly, no  con-veyance  hire  charges, are admissible at all  for  the  journeys performed between office and residence, under any circumstances.

3. In  the  light of the  above clarification,  the  codal provisions  have since been reviewed.  Para  2102(d)(i),(ii)  and (iii)  of IREM Vol.II have since been deleted vide ACS No.4  IREM circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(G)/98/AL-4/14 dated 6.11.98.

4. It  has  since been decided, with the approval  of  the  President,  that sub-rule (7) and Railway Board’s Decision  below sub-rule(8), below Rule 1641-R.II(90 edition) may also be  deleted.

5. Accordingly,  in exercise of the powers conferred  vide proviso  to  Article 309 of the Constitution,  the  President  is  pleased to direct that sub-rule (7) and Govt. of India’s Decision below  sub-rule (8) below Rule 1641 of Indian Railway  Establishment  Code (Vol.II) (1990 edition) may be deleted as per  advance correction slip No.39 enclosed.

ADVANCE  CORRECTION  SLIP TO INDIAN  RAILWAY  ESTABLISHMENT  CODE

VOLUME II (FIRST  REPRINT) 1990

Advance Correction Slip No.39

Chapter 16 – Travelling Allowance Rules

Section VIII – Journeys at or Near Headquarters.

Please delete Sub-Rule (7) and Govt of India’s Decision below Rule  1641-R.II Sub-Rule (8) below Rule 1641-R.II shall  however, stand.

 

(Authority: Board’s letters No.(1)E(G)98 AL.4/14 dated 6.11.98 and (2) No.F(E)/I/99/AL-7/1 dated 26.3.99.

 

 

RBE No.79/99       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(P&A)/II/98/HRA-6  dated 15.4.99, (RBE No.79/99).

Sub:     Grant of house Rent Allowance to Railway employees joining the newly set-up Zonal Railway – Regarding.

 

The  issue regarding grant of House Rent  Allowance  at the  rates admissible at the last place of posting in respect  of Railway  employees  joining the newly set-up Zonal  Railways  has been under consideration of the Board for some time.

 

The  matter  has  been considered  in  Detail  and  the President is now pleased to decide in partial supersession of the  existing Rules/order on the subject that Railway employees joining the newly set-up Zonal Railways may be allowed to draw  House Rent  Allowance admissible, at the last place of posting  subject to the following conditions:

  1. Only those employees who were in receipt of House Rent Allowance at the last station of posting before joining any of the newly set-up Zonal Railways will be eligible to draw house Rent Allowance at the same rate it was admissible to them at that station. House Rent Allowance at the rates admissible at the new place of posting would not be admissible in such cases.
  1. The concerned employee, should fulfill all the conditions prescribed for draw of House Rent Allowance at the new place of posting also.
  1. House Rent Allowance in terms of para(a) above will be admissible only if the same is financially advantageous to the concerned employee.
  1. The accommodation at the last station of posting in respect of which House Rent Allowance is bring claimed should be put up to the bonafide use of the members of the family.
  1. This benefit would be admissible only on the specific option of the concerned employee.
  1. This benefit would be admissible only till such period the benefit of facility of retention of Railway Accommodation at the previous place of posting in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)/96QRI-30 dt 6.1.1997 and as extended from time to time is admissible.
  1. All other conditions for grant of House Rent Allowance should be satisfied.
  1. These instructions shall be effective from the date  of issue of this letter.
  1. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.78/2000

  Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/99/PN1/21 dated 26.4.2000 (RBE No.78/2000).

Sub:     Payment of DR to employed family pensioners/re-employed pensioners.

…..

 

Instructions  have  been issued for grant  of  Dearness Relief(DR)to re-employed pensioners and employed family  pensioners vide  DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 2.7.1999  circulated  on  the  Railways  vide  Board’s  letter  of  even  number  dated 5.8.1999.   With reference to these instructions,  clarifications  have been sought by some of the Zonal Railways on certain  points which have since been considered in this Ministry in consultation with DOP&PW.  It is hereby clarified that no dependency  certificate is required to be produced by employed family pensioners for         payment  of  DR  on  Family Pension as stated  in  para  4(I)  of DOP&PW’s  O.M.  dated  2.7.1999.  Further, in  the  case  of  re-employed  pensioner  retired from a civil/military  post  in  the Central  Govt. and holding a post not included in classified  “A” Group  but  in  whose case pension is taken  into  account  while fixing the pay on re-employment, DR on pension will be admissible  if on re-employment, pay has been fixed at the minimum of the pay of the re-employed post.

 

RBE  No.79/2000

   Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/11/3 dated  26.4.2000  (RBE  No.79/2000) .

Sub:     Pay scales of Drawing, Design and Estimating staff in Production Units.

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Pursuant to the V CPC recommendations orders  regarding allotment of appropriate pay structure etc. relating to the staff working in Drawing, Design and Estimating cadre in the open  line         Establishment  including  Workshops in the  Zonal  Railways  were issued  vide  Board’s letter of even number dated  28.9.99.   The main  features  of the said orders are (i) introduction  of  apex         Group C scale of Rs.7450-11500 (RPS) in the cadre and (ii) abolition  of the lowest grade of Rs.4000-6000(RPS) i.e. the  post  of Assistant Draftsman in a phased manner.

2 Board’s  letter dated 28.9.98 envisages  the  following percentage  structure  for this category of staff  in  the  Zonal Railways.

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Pre-revised         Revised scale             Existing %age                         Revised %age

scale(Rs.)           (Rs.

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1                          2                                  3                                              4

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1200-2040           4000-6000                   20                                            10

(to be surrendered)

1400-2300           5000-8000                   20                                            30

1600-2660           5500-9000                   25                                            20

2000-3200           6500-10500                 35                                            35.5

–              7450-11500                 –                                              4.5

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The  question  of bringing the recruitment pattern etc.  for  the category of Design/Drawing/Estimating staff for Production  Units  on the lines of orders issued vide Board’s letter of even  number dated 28.9.98 for analogous categories of staff working in  Zonal Railways has been under consideration of Ministry of Railways for some time.  The matter has been examined and it has been  decided that the pay structure and recruitment/career advancement pattern of the Drawing/Design cadre of the Production Units be brought at par  with  the pay structure and  recruitment/career  advancement pattern now available in the Zonal Railways as per the guidelines         given below.

a)         The category of Assistant Draftsman in the grade of Rs.4000-6000 in the Production Units be abolished, with 50% of the posts being surrendered on vacation by present incumbents and the remaining 50% also on vacation  by present incumbents being upgraded to the grade               Rs.5000-8000.

b)         In future, direct recruitment should take place in the grade Rs.5000-8000 from amongst engineering diploma holders and in the grade Rs.6500-10500 from amongst engineering degree holders.  The direct recruitment in Grade Rs.5000-8000 will be to the extent of 100% after all  posts in the lower grade of Rs.4000-6000 are phased out in the manner indicated above.  Direct recruitment in the grade Rs.6500-10500 will be to the extent of 20% as in the case of Zonal Railways.

c)         With surrender of 50% of posts presently being operated in the grade Rs.4000-6000 (10% of the cadre), the remaining 90% posts of the cadre should be distributed in the ratio of 4.5 in Rs.7450-11500, 35.5 in the grade of Rs.6500-10500, 20 in the grade Rs.5500-9000 and 30 in grade Rs.5000-8000.  This will bring the cadre structure of the drawing/design cadre in PUs at par with the Zonal  Railways and

d)         As in the case of Zonal Railways the posts in the grade Rs.6500-10500 will be filled up following a process of selection from amongst Departmental candidates possessing degree in engineering by throwing open to them the direct recruitment quota for a period of four years,               or till such time that no such staff remain, whicheveris earlier.

3. In  this  connection, GMs/ICF and RCF may  also  please refer to Board’s letter of even No.dated 24.2.2000.

 

 

RBE No.87/2000

   Board’s letter No.PC/V/99/I/1/1  dated  11.5.2000  (RBE No.87/2000).

Sub:     Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Railway employees -Clarifications regarding.

…..

The undersigned is directed to draw attention to  Railway  Board’s letter of even No.dated 1.10.99,  regarding  Assured Career  Progression Scheme (ACPS).  Consequent upon  introduction         of  the Scheme, clarifications have been sought by various  Railways/PUs  about certain issues in connection with  implementation of the ACPS. The doubts raised by various quarters have been duly         examined and point-wise clarification are accordingly indicted in  the Annexure to this letter.

2. The ACP scheme should strictly be implemented in  keeping  with the Board’s letter of even number dated  1.10.99,  read with  the aforesaid clarifications (Annexure) C cases where the  ACP         scheme  has already been implemented shall be  reviewed/rectified if  the  same  are  not  found  to  be  in  accordance  with  the scheme/clarifications.

 

  1. All the Railways/Production Units may give wide circulation  These clarificatry instructions for general guidance and appropriate Action in the matter.

   ANNEXURE

                (Reference “Rly.Board’s Lr.No.PC-V/99/1/1/1 dated 1.10.99).

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S.No. Points of doubt                                                      Clarification

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1. Two posts carrying different              Since the benefits of

pay scales constituting two                upgradation under

rungs in a hierarchy have      ACP scheme (ACPS) are

now been placed in the same             to be allowed in the

pay scale as a result of           existing hierarchy

rationalisation of pay scales  the mobility under

This has resulted into change            ACPS shall be in the

in the hierarchy in as much                hierarchy existing

as two posts, which consti-                after merger of pay-

tued feeder and promotion                  scales by ignoring

grades in the pre-merged                   the promotion An employee

scenario have become one                who got promoted from

grade  The position may be                lower pay scale to

clarified further by way of        higher pay scale as a

the following illustrations         result of promotion

prior to the implementation                 before merger of pay-

of the Fifth Central Pay           scales shall be

Commission recommendation     entitled for upgradation(*)

two categories of posts          as otherwise he would be

were in the pay scales of       placed in a disadvantageous

Rs.1200-1800 and Rs.1320-2040  position vis-a-vis the

respectively, the latter being   fresh entrant in the

promotion post for the former.            merged grade.

Both the posts have now been   (*)under ACPs ignoring the

placed in the pay scale of                   said promotion

Rs.4000-6000 How the benefits

of the ACP scheme is to be

allowed in such cases?

2.  Some employees have been      Mobility under ACPs is to be

allowed selection grade/         allowed in the existing

in-situ promotions though       hierarchy.  As such, if any

these grades are not a part                selection grade/in-situ

of the defined hierarchy.         promotion has been allowed

Whether this is to be               to employees which is not

considered as promotion                    a part of the hierarchy, it

for the purpose of ACPS?                   shall not be counted as

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Also what will be the               promotion for the purpose

situation if selection                of ACPS. For illustration

grade has been allowed         sake, we consider a hypotheti

in lieu of higher pay                cal cadre in which staff

scale?                                                 appointed in the grade

Rs.5000-8000 are allowed the

scale of Rs.5500-9000 on

completion of five years of

regular service.

The scale of Rs.5500-9000/

is not a part of the

defined hierarchy for them.

In such cases, the pay scale

which is not a part of

the hierarchy may be treated

to have been withdrawn.

However, fall in pay resul-

ting out of this shall be

protected by granting personal

pay in the aforesaid direct

entry grade be adjusted

against future increments.

Moreover as per condition

No.13 of ACPS, such existing

(previous)schemes would be

discontinued with the adoption

of ACPS.  However, in the

cases of common category of

posts, the existing hierarchy

in relation to a cadre would

mean the restructured grades

recommended by the Fifth

Central Pay Commission.

3. An isolated post in the             In such isolated cases, we

pay scales of Rs.3050-4590                may grant benefits to the

has been allowed in situ          incumbents of such

promotion in the grade of         isolated posts on a dynamic

Rs.4000-6000 whereas as                  basis as per condition No.7

per Annexure II of Board’s        of ACPs as circulated

letter dated 1.10.99 next          vide Board’s letter dated

scale is Rs.3200-4900 What               1.10.99

should be the grade allowed

under ACPS?

4. In a case where a person is               The benefits under ACPS are

appointed to a post on             limited to higher pay scale

transfer (absorption) basis     and do not confer designation

from another post. Whether                duties and responsibilities

12 years and 24 years of                     of the higher post.  Hence

service for the purpose            the basic criterion to

of ACPS will count from           allow the higher pay scale

the  initial appointment             under ACPS should be  whether

or otherwise?                           a person is working in the

same pay scale for the

prescribed period of 12/24

years.  Consequently, so

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long as a person is in the

same pay scale during the

period in question, it is

5. Whether a Government servant,  immaterial whether he has

who is direct recruit in one       been holding different posts

grade and subsequently joins              in the same pay scale.  As

another post again as direct                such, if a Government servant

recruit, is eligible for                             has been appointed to

first financial upgradation         another post in the same pay scale either as a direct

under ACPS after completion              recruit or on absorption

of 12 years of service counted            (transfer) basis or first

from the first appointment       on deputation basis and later

or from the subsequent second          on absorbed (on transfer

appointment as direct recruit?             basis), it should not make any

difference for the purpose of

6. An employee appointed initially ACPS so long as he is in the

on deputation to a post            same pay scales.In other words

absorbed subsequently, whether  past promotion as well as

absorption maybe termed as               past regular service in the

promotion or direct recruitment.          same pay scale, even if it

what will be the case if             was on different posts

an employee on deputation      holds for which appointment was

a post in the same pay scale               made by different methods

as that of the post held by        like direct recruitment,

him in the present cadre? Also,           absorption (transfer)deputa

what will be the situation if       tion or at different places

he was holding a post in the                should be taken into account

parent cadre carrying               for computing the prescribed

a lower pay scale?                   period of service for the

purpose of ACPS.  Also, in

case of absorption(transfer)/

deputation in the aforesaid

situation, promotions earned

in the previous/present

organisations, together with

the past regular service shall

also count for the purpose of

ACPS. However, if the appoint-

ment  is  made to  higher  pay

scale  either as on direct recruit

ment or on absorption(transfer)

basis or first on deputa-

tion basis and later on

absorbed(on transfer basis).

such appointment shall be

treated as direct recruitment

and past service/promotion

shall not count for benefits

under ACPS.

Needless to say, in cases of

transfer on administrative

grounds involving only change

of station within the same

department, the service

rendered in the same grade at

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at two stations may count

for ACPS, as such transfers

are within the same organisa-

tion ordered generally for

administrative considerations

and the service rendered in

the earlier station counts

as eligibility service for

promotion.

 

7. Whether the instructions                    ACPS is applicable only to

on ACPS are applicable          Central Government civilian

to the employees working                    employees including Railway

in the instrumentalities             employees and, as such, does

like autonomous/judicial/          not get automatically extended

statutory bodies? Similarly       to autonomous/statutory

whether the orders are            bodies. A conscious decision

applicable to the employees                in this regard shall have to

working in industries                be taken by the governing body

governed by certified                competent authority/organisa-

standing orders, Factories      tion concerned. In relation

Act and Industrial Disputes     to others, specific cases

Act etc.                                     shall be examined in consul-

tation with the Ministry of

Railways.

8. Appointment on the basis                   If the relevant Recruitment

of limited departmental            Rules provide for filling up

examination by which              of vacancies of Stenographers

an employee joined a               grade “D” /Junior

new service should be treated             Stenographers by direct

as promotion or not, for           recruitment induction of

example, whether Group D                  Junior Clerks to the

employees appointed as Junior           aforesaid grade through Limited

Clerks or Grade D Stenographers Departmental Competitive

appointed from amongst  Junior          Examination may be treated as

Clerks should be treated as                 direct recruitment for the

direct recruits or not in the       purpose of benefit under ACPS.

respective higher grades.       However, in such cases,

services rendered in a lower

pay scales shall not be

counted for the purpose of

benefit  under ACPS. The case

of Group “D” employees who

become Junior Clerks on

basis of departmental examina-

tion stand on different foot-

ing. In their case, relevant

Recruitment Rules prescribe

a promotion quota to be filled

up on the basis of departmen

tal examination.  Therefore,

such appointments shall be

counted as promotion for the

purpose of ACPS.  In such

situations, past regular

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service shall also be counted

for further benefits, if any,

under the scheme.

9. A merged pre-revised pay-                 The issue of demerger of the

scale of Rs.775-1150 was                   integrated pay scale of

allowed to Group D                  Rs.775-1150 is already

employees as a result             under consideration of the

of  an  agreement with the      National  Anomaly  Committee

Staff side in the national           It has not been agreed either

Council of JCM.  Those                       to treat the promotion to S-2

Group D employees drawing               and S-3 as one or for merging

Rs.1030/-(pre-revised)            the pay scales. As the merger

or above as basic pay have                 of the pay scales earlier

been allowed S-3 (revised)                  was as a result of an agree-

(Rs.2650-4000) and                 ment only with a view to

those drawing less have         providing certain relief to

been allowed S-2(revised)                   the stagnating employees,

(Rs.2610-3540). The               it cannot, in itself,

replacement scales of             be the ground for allowing

Rs.2610-3540 and                   additional benefits. As such,

Rs.2650-4000 should be                     an employee of Railway Board

treated as one.  Since              inducted in S-1 and now

S-4 (revised)                                        placed in S-2 shall be allowed

(Rs.2750-4400) does               one more upgradation i.e.

not operate in the Railway      in S-3 under ACPS. An employee

Board office, Group “D”           inducted in S-1 and now

employees in Railway Board               placed in S-3 shall not be

should be given second           allowed any further upgrada-

upgradation in S-5 i.e.              tion as he has already availed

Rs.3050-4590/-.                       of two financial upgradations.

10.When an employee in Group C     while the Scheme provides for

scale is given financial             only financial upgradations to

upgradation in Group B            an individual and not the up-

scale, whether it shall              gradation of the post held by

have the approval of the           him, the classification of the

authority competent to             post held by the officer

appoint persons in the             should be with reference to

upgraded scale.                       the scale of pay of the post

held by Government Servant on

regular basis and not with

reference to the higher scale

of pay granted to the Govern-

ment servant on upgradation

under ACPS. However, upgrada-

tion under ACPS may be

allowed with the approval of

the authority competent to

make on appointment in the

upgraded scales/grades.

11. Whether ex-servicemen who     Yes, The ACPS is meant for the

have been re-employed                      Central Government civilian

after giving relaxation              employees including Railway

in age and educational            employees. As such, ex-service

qualification prescribed           men, re-employed as Railway

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in relevant Recruitment/          employees, shall be entitled

Service Rules for parti-           for upgradation under the

cular post as direct                 Scheme on completion of 12/24

recruit are to be allowed         years of service after direct

ACP benefits on completion               recruitment in the Railway

of 12/24 years of                     employment.  Also, such

service after re-employment               category of persons would

in civilian post?                                    already be drawing pension on

the basis of their service in

the armed forces.

12. An employee gets first         Upgradations under the Scheme

promotion after 20 years         are to be allowed on comple-

of regular service.  In              tion of 12/24 years of service

terms of relevant recruit-        counted from direct entry in

ment/service Rules,                the Government employment

required eligibility                                 including Railway employment.

service is 8 years for the        If an employee gets first

next promotion, whether        regular promotion on comple-

upgradation under ACPS is                tion of 20 years of service,

to be allowed on completion               he will be entitled to

of 24 years of service from    second financial upgradation

direct recruitment i.e.              under ACPS on completion of

four years after the first           4 years of service after such

promotion or on completion                first regular promotion,

of 8 years of regular service  though the Recruitment/Service

after first promotion as per     Rules prescribe higher length

the recruitment Rules.            of regular service in grade

for next promotion.

13. An employee who may

have completed 25 years of

service shall be entitled for     – No -

two upgradation directly along

with other employees who may

have completed 24 years of

service.  This would create an

anomaly in as much as 5 years

of service of the former would

get neutralised.  Therefore

the upgradation could be

allowed notionally from the

date of completion 12/24 years

of regular service and actual

financial benefit could be

given from the date of meeting

of the screening committee.

14. The relevant Recruitment/                As per the scheme(condition

service rules prescribed                     No.6), all promotion norms

departmental examination/                 have to be fulfilled for

trade test for vacancy            upgradation under the

based promotion.  However         scheme. As such, no up-

this need not be insisted                     gradation shall be allowed if an employee fails to

for upgradation under ACPS.       qualify departmental/trade test etc prescribed for

the purpose of regular promotion.

 

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15. An employee who has                      The following illustration

completed 24 years of                        shall clarify the doubt.

service is to be allowed                      An incumbent in the pay

two upgradation direct                        scale of Rs.4000-6000(S-7)

what will be the mode                         has put in 24 years of re-

of fixation of pay of the            gular service without a

employee?                              regular promotion.  The

incumbent shall be allowed

two upgradation i.e. to S-8 and S-9. His pay shall

first be fixed in S-8 and then in S-9.

16. If special pay has been                     Special pay allowed shall

allowed in lieu of                      not be counted as promotion

separate pay-scales,whether      for the purpose of ACPS.

this should be treated            Also, the special pay drawn

as promotion for the                in the lower post, in lieu,

purpose of ACPS and also          of a higher pay scale shall

whether the special                 be taken into account for

pay is to be taken                    fixation of pay under ACPS

into account while                   subject to the fulfillment

fixing the pay under ACPS?        of the following conditions:

i)The special pay in

the lower post should have

been granted in lien of

separate higher scale.

ii)If the special pay has

been drawn in the lower

post continuously for a

minimum period of three

years on the date of

promotion the pay in the

higher post will be fixed

under the normal rules,

treating the special pay as

part of the basic pay. In

other cases, the pay in the

time scale of the higher

post will be fixed under

the normal rules, with

reference to the basic pay

drawn  in  the  lower  post

(including the Spl.Pay)

where this results in drop

emoluments the difference

between the pay so fixed

and the pay plus special

pay drawn in the lower post will be allowed in the form

personal pay to be absorbed in future increase of pay

iii)In both kinds of cases

referred to in clause ( II )

above, it should be certified that, but for the

promotion the Govt.

servant would have continued to draw the spl.

pay in the lower posts.

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17. Points of doubt:

Based  on the categorisation of Libraries, the following  pay scales  for posts in libraries have been prescribed in  terms  of  Board’s letter No.PC-V/90/IMP/3 dated 12.10.92.

        Post                                Pay-scales      Pay-scales

                                                            (Pre-revised)             ( Revised  )

 

Library and Information      1400-2600       5000-8000

Assistant.

Sr.Library and Information   1640-2900       5500-9000

Assistant

Assistant Library and                  2000-3500       6500-10500

Information Officer

Library and Information      3000-4500       10000-15200

Officer.

Director (LIBRARY AND    4500-5700       14300-18300

INFORMATION ).

In  a number of cases, depending on the work etc. there are  only  first  two categories of posts in a Library.  What should be  the  channel  for upward mobility under ACPS of the Library  staff  in  such cases.

Clarification

In order to secure uniformity in the upward mobility of the library staff under the ACPS, it has been decided to adopt the aforesaid pay scales subject to the prescribed terms and conditions.

However, grant of higher pay scale under ACPS will, as per condition  No.6  not result in change in the designation etc. of  the beneficiary.

18. On upgradation under ACPS,   Yes, The financial benefit

pay of an employee shall be               allowed under ACPS shall be

fixed under the provision         final and no pay fixation

of FR 22(I)a(1). Whether        benefit shall accrue at the

on option for fixation of            time of regular promotion.

pay in the higher grade           In other words, upgradation

based on the date of               under ACPS shall be treated

increment may also be           on par with regular promotion

allowed                                    in so far as pay fixation is

concerned.  Therefore, the

option of pay fixation in the

next higher grade based on the

date of increment may be

allowed.

19(a)Annexure-I of ACPS                       In regard to deferment of

stipulated that if the                              grant of ACP benefits on

first upgradation gets               account of disciplinary

postponed on account of the               proceedings or refusal of

employee not found fit for        promotion, it is mentioned

due to departmental                 that the ACPS in the matter

proceedings etc., this              has to follow the same

would have consequential                   pattern as that obtains in

effect on the second                the case of regular promo-

upgradation which would        tion. The basic idea behind

also get deferred accordingly.             making this provision is that

In other words, the employee              there shall be uniformity of

who has been denied the first              treatment both in the case of

financial upgradation                ACPS and regular promotions.

(meaning withholding of this   Moreover, the Government has

benefit) would again                already modified/moderated

be penalised even after            the fifth central pay

having completed 24 years of              commission recommendation

regular service.  This               that in case of refusal to

certainly is a case of double    accept regular promotion

jeopardy and should not           subsequently, the employee

be inflicted.                               concerned should be reverted

from the higher grade granted

under ACPS. The Scheme adopted

b) Annexure I of ACPS                by the Government, as such,

unnecessarily provides for          guards against this adverse

deferment of second                   effect and thereby has already

financial upgradation by              brought about an improvement

the period for which an               upon the pay commission

employee is debarred from                     recommendation in this regard.

regular promotion in the

higher grade.  In other words,

it connects the second

upgradation under ACPS with

regular promotion to the

1st ACP grade. This is quite

unwarranted as the schemes

of ACP and regular promotions

are to run concurrently and

parallel to each other and

should, therefore, not be

connected in the manner it has

been done.  This condition may,

therefore, be withdrawn.

20(a)Appointment in Junior                     (a)As already clarified in

Clerk grade from Group D                    relation to item at S.No.8

should not be treated as          in the existing arrangement

promotion because Junior                    specified quota or Junior

Clerk is not in the direct            Clerk vacancies are filled

line of promotion for Group                   by Group D staff on the

“D employees.  Two services               basis of Limited Depart-

are altogether different.             mental Competitive

No  Group “D”employee can be    Examination. As such, post of

appointed/promoted to Group C    Junior Clerk may be treated

post like junior Clerk etc.           as promotion post under ACP

who does not posses                          for Group D staff.

the educational qualification

prescribed in the recruitment

rules.  The Group D employees

have to satisfy certain

minimum standards on selection

and only then they are eligible

for appointment to Group C

posts like Junior Clerks.

 

(b)A number of Group D                         The appointment of Group D

employees are appointed as                  employees as Dispatch Rider/

Dispatch Riders/staff car           staff car driver is on

Drivers, Gestener Operators                  transfer basis in a higher

etc.  Since these posts are                     pay scale. This point has

not in the direct line of                 already been clarified

promotion for Group D               in relation to item at

employees and are in the                       S.Nos.4,5, and 6 above.

normal course meant to be

filled by direct recruitment,

such appointment should not

be treated as promotion for

ACPS.

21.An employee may be given         The periodicity of 12/24

second upgradation under ACPS     years of regular service for

as soon as he completes 12                  grant of upgradations under

years of regular service from                  ACPS cannot be relaxed.

the date of his earlier                  Grant of the first regular

promotion or as soon as he                    promotion prior to completion

completes 24 years of regular                of 12 years of regular serv

service, whichever is earlier.                  ice from the direct entry

grade shall have no bearing

on the periodicity of the

second upgradation under

ACPS, which shall be granted

only after completion of 24

years of regular service and

only if the second regular

promotion has not been

earned in between.

22.Junior/Senior clerks in          Both the posts constitute two

administration offices of              rungs in a hierarchy and,

the Railways are having over-                as such, promotion of Junior

lapping duties as well as over-               Clerks as Senior Clerks shall

lapping scales of pay. Both                     be treated as promotion for

are  inter-changeable.  In fact                 the purpose of  ACPS.  More-

division in the duties is more                  over, ACPS is not designed to

artificial than real. Therefore,     interfere with the exist

promotion of Junior Clerks to the            ing cadre structure.

post of Senior Clerks should

not be treated as promotion

for the purpose of ACPS.

 

23. The condition 8 of the                                   The ACPs is to act as a

Annexure-I of Board’s letter                                “Safety net”to provide

dated 1.10.1999 operates very               relief in cases of acute

harshly against senior                             stagnation. The concept of

employees. It will give rise                                  “senior-junior” is quite

to serious anomalies in                                       alien to the idea behind

a situation where junior                           the ACPS recommended by the

employee in a grade being direct            fifth Central Pay Commi-

recruit are given ACP upgradation          ssion which had also quite

on completing period of residency,         specifically recommended

claims of senior employees in                            against it. Benefits grant

the same grade and in the same            ed under the scheme are

department are ignored merely              “personal” in nature and in

on the ground that they have                              recognition of long hard-

already been promoted twice                 ships faced by stagnating

earlier.  It would, as such, be                              employees. Moreover, it

very unfair to ignore the claim                             does not grant any status

of seniors as that would lead                              related benefits nor does

to heart burning and                                it change the seniority

demoralisation.                                       position. Senior will

continue to be senior even

if his junior has earned

upgradations under ACPS.

Relief granted to Railway

servants facing stagnation/

hardships, as visualised by

ACPS, cannot provide a

ground for claiming identi-

cal relief by others who

are not similarly

circumstanced.

24.All retirement and other                                  Yes. the retirement/ter-

terminal benefits would be                                  minal benefits would be

granted on the basis of actual                            on the basis of up-

pay drawn in the upgraded ACP             graded pay-scales, if

scale and condition No.6 of                                any, granted under ACPS.

Annexure I to the effect that

it would not confer any privi-

leges related to higher status

would not be invoked to deny the

retirement/terminal benefits

based on the actual pay drawn

in 1st/2nd ACP grades at the

time of retirement.

25. Whether the upgradation                              It has been clarified vide

under ACPS are to be                                         condition No.6 of ACPS that

allowed to the employee                                     such upgradation shall not

who are on deputation in                                     entitle for deputation to

other organisations on                                        higher posts. Therefore, as

training/on study leave?                                      a corollary, upgradation

under  ACPS shall be

allowed, in respect of

employees who are on

deputation, only on

notional basis, as other-

wise such upgradation in

the cadre may have

bearing on the deputa-

tion pay of the official.

However, on employee will

get the actual benefit

on the basis of such

notional pay fixation

under ACPS with pros-

pective affect only on

repatriation.  Similarly,

since an employee draws

leave salary while on

leave, he will get similar

treatment as allowed to

a person on deputation.

However, upgradation under

ACPS may be allowed to an

employee who is on

training as he is on duty

for all practical purposes.

26. Whether the benefit of past       No the benefit of past

service will be extended to                  service shall not be

temporary status employees       extended to temporary

after their regularisation.              status employee after

their regularisation for

the purpose of ACPS.

27. What is an isolated post for      Isolated post is a stand

the purpose of the ACP                      alone post, having neither

scheme.                                  feeder grade nor promotion-

al grade.  As such, a post

having no promotional grade

but having a feeder grade

and vice-versa shall not be

treated as isolated post

for the purpose of ACPS.

28. Where the cadres/hierarchy         Such a cadre/hierarchy shall

is limited to two grades only,              not fall in the isolated

what should be the pay-scale      category as defined at

for grant of second                  S.No.29 above. Hence, the

upgradation under ACPS?           standard/common pay scales

mentioned in Annexure-II

Board’s letter dated

1.10.99 shall not be appli-

cable in such cases. Action

in such cases may, there

fore, be taken as per

following clarifications:

(i)If such cadre/hierarchy

exists in the Ministry/

department concerned, the

second upgradation may be

allowed in keeping with the

pay scale of an analogous

grade of a cadre/post in

the same Ministry/Depart-

ment. However, if no such

grade exists in the

Ministry/Department

concerned, comparison may

be made with an analogous

grade available in other

Ministries/departments.

(ii)In the case of attached

subordinate offices, the

second upgradation under

ACPS may be given  keep-

ing with the pay scale of

an analogous grade of a

cadre/post of the concerned

office. However, if no such

cadre/post exists in the

concerned offices, compari-

son may be made with an

analogous grade available

in other attached sub-

ordinate offices of the

Ministry/department concerned.

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The  matter  has  been considered  in  Retail  and  the president is now pleased to decide in partial supersession of the  existing Rules/offers on the subject that Railway employees joining the newly set-up Zonal Railways may be allowed to draw  House Rent  Allowance admissible, at the last place of posting  subject to the following conditions:

a)         Only those employees who were in receipt of HouseRent Allowance at the last station of posting before joining any of the newly set-up Zonal Railways will be eligible to draw house Rent Allowance at the same rate it was admissible to them at that station. House Rent Allowance at the rates admissible at the new place of posting would not be admissible in such cases.

b)         The concerned employee, should fulfill all the conditions prescribed for draw of House Rent Allowance at the new place of posting also.

c)         House Rent Allowance in terms of para(a) above will be admissible only if the same is financially advantageous to the concerned employee.

d)         The accommodation at the last station of posting in respect of which House Rent Allowance is bring claimed should be put up to the bonafied use of the members of the family.

e)         This benefit would be admissible only on the specific option of the concerned employee.

f)          his benefit would be admissible only till such period the benefit of facility of retention of Railway Accommodation at the previous place of posting in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)/96QRI-30 dt 6.1.1997 and as extended from time to time is admissible.

g)         All other conditions for grant of House Rent Allowance should be satisfied.

3.  These instructions shall be effective from the date  of issue of this letter.

  1. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Direc-torate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

RBE No.85/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/11  dated 9.5.2000 (RBE No.85/2000).

Sub:     Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of pre and Post 1986 pensioners/family pensioners etc. Extension of date of submission of application for revision of pension/family pension.

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A  copy  of DOP&PW’s  O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)  Part-III  dated  31.3.2000 extending the date of submission of  application  for  revision  of  pension/family pension of  pre  and  post-1986         pensioners/family  pensioners upto 30.09.2000, is circulated  for information and guidance.  These instructions will apply  mutatis  mutandis on the Railways also.

DOP&PW’s OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part III dated 8.4.1999 referred to in their aforesaid OM dated 31.3.2000 was  circulated  on  the Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29  dated         23.4.99.    Their   other  OM   No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)/Pt.IV   dated 8.5.1998,  30.11.98 and OM No.45/10/98-P&PW(A)  dated  17.12.1998 referred  to  therein were circulated and  adopted  vide  Board’s letters   of   even   No.dated   5.6.98   23.12.98,   and   letter No.FE)/III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.01.99.

Copy  of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances  and  Pensions Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare letter  No.45/96/97-P&PW(A) Part III dated 31st March, 2000.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:     Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of Pre and post 1986 pensioners/family pensioners etc. Extension of date of submission of application for revision of pension/family pension.

…..

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s  O.M. of even number dated 08.02.1999 extension  the date  of submission of application for revision  of  pension/family         pension of pre-1986 pensioners/family pensioners upto  31.3.2000. Representations have been received in this department for extending  the date for submission of applications  beyond  31.3.2000.          The matter has been considered in this department and it has been  decided  to  extend  the date of submission  of  application  for revision of pension/family pension in such cases upto 30.09.2000.          However, Defence civilian pensioners will continue to be governed by the orders issued by the Ministry of Defence.

Similarly it has  also been decided to extend the  date of  submission  of applications for  revision  of  pension/family pension  with reference to this department’s  OM No. (i) 45/86/97-        P&PW(A)/Part IV dated 8.5.1998 read with OM dated 30.11.1998  and dated 17.12.1998 for submission of applications by the pensioners  covered under these OM upto 30.09.2000.

Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the  contents   of   these   orders  to  the  notice   of   heads   of Departments/Controller of Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officers and         Attached  and  Subordinate  offices under them  on  top  priority basis.  All  Pension  Disbursing Authority are  also  advised  to prominently  display these orders on their notice boards for  the         benefit of the pensioners/family pensioners.

RBE No.83/2000       

  Board’s letter  No.F(E)/I/99/AL-29/4(A)  dated 10.5.2000 (RBE No.83/2000).

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub:     Amendment to Para 706 of IREM(1989Edition) Washing Allowance.

 

Ref:     Board’ letter of even No.dated 6.1.2000′

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In  exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso  to  Article 309 of Constitution of India, the President is pleased to direct  that item (vi) of Para 706 Washing Allowance issued  vide  ACS  No.92  to IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition 1989) may  be  read  as  under:

 

“Group “D” staff/peons/Motor Drivers including Casual labour employed as such, working in eadquarters/ Administrative Offices/or personally attached to the  DEN-IC of the construction units/projects.

RBE No.72/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/6   dated 18.4.2000 (RBE No.72/2000)

 

Sub:     Calculation of vacancies for Non-selection posts.

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In  terms of instructions contained in  Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)I-96/PM1/6/JCM-DC   dated   14.2.97   read   with   Para 214(c)/(ii)  of  Indian Railway Establishment  Manual,  Volume – I (1989  edition)  as amended by ACS No.35  circulated  with  their letter  No.E(NG)I-97/PM1/31  dated 17.2.98 in  respect  of  ‘Non-selection’  posts,  promotion to which is based  on  secrutiny  of Record of service/Confidential Reports only, the vacancies anticipated  to  occur during the next one year instead of  six  months were  to the taken into account, as trial measure, upto  30.06.99, after which the position was to be reviewed.

The  matter  has been reviewed by the  Board  who  have  decided that the currency  of the instructions contained in para-3 of Board’s  letter  dated  14.2.97  may  be  extended upto   30.06.2002.

 

 

RBE No.73/2000       

    Board’s  letter   No.E(G)/99/QR1-16   dated  20.4.2000 (RBE No.73/2000).

Sub:     Implementation of the interim orders of the High Court of Delhi in Writ Petition No.5057 of 1999 on retention/allotment of Railway Quarters.

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The  various  issues  related  to  the  powers  of  the Ministry of Railways to frame orders and guidelines for allotment and  retention  of Railway Accommodation and to  make  exceptions         thereof  have  become  sub-judice as a result  of  Writ  Petition No.5057 of 1999 filed by the Federation  of  Railway  Officers.

 

During  the proceedings of the above Writ the Hon’ble High  Court passed an interim order on 28.9.99 that the Respondents (Ministry of  Railways) should make allotment only in accordance  with  the  existing  rules, guidelines, criteria, circulars and  Office  orders.  In the hearing on 13.3.2000, while re-iterating the operation  of its interim order of 28.9.99, the Hon’ble Court  further clarified that the interim order of 28.9.99 applies even to retention quarters.  The Hon’ble Court further directed that  no person will be allowed to retain railway quarter in  violation of existing rules, guidelines, criteria and  circulars.

In  pursuance  of the above interim directions  of  the Hon’ble  Court, the Board have already been directing  the  Zonal Railways/PUs  in  individual cases to  strictly  observe  Board’s orders and guidelines in matters of allotment/retention of  Railway  Quarters.  Now, in pursuance of the Hon’ble Court’s  interim directions  mentioned  above,  the Board have  decided  that  the following  instructions  should be strictly  implemented  by  the  Zonal Railways/Production units.

i)          Allotment of Railway Quarters should be strictly as per existing orders/guidelines, and no retention of Railway Quarter should be allowed beyond the period permissible under the extant orders.  This shall apply to both the existing and the future cases.

i)                    In cases where occupation of Railway Quarter is unauthorisedly continued beyond the period of retention permitted under the rules, the allotment should be cancelled and the continued occupation should be declared as unauthorised.  For such period of unauthorised retention of Railway Quarter damage rent should be charged.  Simultaneously, eviction proceedings should also be initiated.

 

iii)         There should be no let up in the enforcement of the eviction order after the same is passed by the competent authority.

A  report of action initiated/taken in this regard  may be  furnished within a fortnight to enable position being put  up to  Board.  While furnishing the information the number of  cases in  which damage rent has been levied and the number of cases  in which  eviction  proceedings have been initiated should  also  be indicated.

 

 

 

RBE No.77/2000.

   Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/II/2000/HW-3  dated 28.4.2000 (RBE No.77/2000).

Sub:     Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2000.

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Consequent  to sanction of an additional instalment  of Dearness Allowance, vide this Ministry’s letter No.PC.V/97/1/7/14 dated 7.4.2000, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of  Night Duty Allowance, as notified in Annexure “A” and “B”  of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-99/HW-2 dated 28.9.99 shall be revised as  in  Annexure  “A” in respect  of  ‘Continuous’,  ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’  categories and Workshop employees and as in  Annexure “B”  in respect of ‘Essentially Intermittent’  categories  w.e.f. 01.01.2000.

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

                                                         ANNEXURE ‘A’

 

RATES  OF  NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE WITH EFFECT FROM  01.01.2000  FOR ‘INTENSIVE’  ‘CONTINUOUS’ AND ‘EXCLUDED’ CATEGORIES AND  WORKSHOP  STAFF  AT THE VARIOUS PLACES CLASSIFIED AS ‘A-1, ‘A’ ‘B-1′,  B-2′ AND ORDINARY LOCALITIES INCLUDING ‘C’ CLASS CITIES.

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Sl. Pay slabs in V Pay   ‘A-1′   ‘A’   ‘B-1′   ‘B-2′  Ordinary

No. Commission’s scales                               localities

including

‘c’ class cities.

Rs.                            Rs.      Rs.      Rs.      Rs.      Rs.

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1.  2550-2605          16.95  16.85  16.75   16.65   16.55

2.  2606-2790          17.75  17.60  17.55   17.45   17.30

3.  2791-3230          19.90  19.75  19.65   19.50   19.35

4.  3231-3440          22.00  21.85  21.70   21.60   21.40

5.  3241-4125          24.85  24.75  24.60   24.45   24.30

6.  4126-4270          27.55  27.40  27.25   27.10   26.95

7.  4271-4480          28.65  28.55  28.40   28.25   28.10

8.  4481-4630          30.15  29.95  29.70   29.55   29.25

9.  4631-4870          31.40  31.20  30.95   30.80   30.50

10. 4871-5165         33.15  32.90  32.65   32.50   32.20

11. 5166-5465         35.05  34.80  34.60   34.40   34.10

12. 5466-6210         38.40  38.15  37.95   37.75   37.45

13. 6211-6655         42.70  42.40  42.15   41.85   41.30

14. 6656-6955         45.10  44.80  44.50   44.25   43.70

15. 6956-7850 & above    48.90  48.65  48.35   48.05   47.50

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                                                     Annexure  ‘B’

 

RATES  OF  NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE WITH EFFECT FROM  01.01.2000  FOR         ESSENTIALLY INTERMITTENT CATEGORIES AT THE VARIOUS PLACES CLASSIFIED  AS ‘A-1, ‘A’ ‘B-1′, B-2′ AND ORDINARY LOCALITIES  INCLUDING ‘C’ CLASS CITIES.

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Sl. Pay slabs in V Pay   ‘A-1′   ‘A’   ‘B-1′   ‘B-2′  Ordinary

No. Commission’s scales                               localities

including

‘c’ class cities.

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1.  2550-2605            11.30  11.25  11.15   11.10   11.05

2.  2606-2790            11.85  11,75  11.70   11.65   11.55

3.  2791-3230            13.25  13.15  13.10   13.00   12.90

4.  3231-3440            14.65  14.55  14.45   14.40   14.25

5.  3241-4125            16.55  16.50  16.40   16.30   16.20

6.  4126-4270            18.35  18.25  18.15   18.05   17.95

7.  4271-4480            19.10  19.05  18.95   18.85   18.75

8.  4481-4630            20.10  19.95  19.80   19.70   19.50

9.  4631-4870            20.95  20.80  20.65   20.55   20.35

10. 4871-5165           22.10  21.95  21.75   21.65   21.45

11. 5166-5465           23.35  23.20  23.05   22.95   22.75

12. 5466-6210           25.60  25.45  25.30   25.15   24.95

13. 6211-6655           28.45  28.25  28.10   27.90   27.55

14. 6656-6955           30.05  29.85  29.65   29.50   29.15

15. 6956-7850 & above 32,60  32.45  32.25   32.05   31.65

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   Board’s  letter  No.E(G)/99  AL-1/20   dated 15.5.2000.

Sub:     Amendment to para 1004 and 1005 of IREM Vol.I of  IREM (1999 edition) – Raising the limit in receipt of investigation of arrears claims – (item 44/99 DC/JCM meeting).

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Further to Board’s letter of even number dated 7.4.2000 you  are  requested  to read the first sentence  of  second  para thereof  as  “on the demand of staff side in the  DC/JCM  meeting held  on 30.11.99 and 1.12.99 the matter has been  considered  by the Railway Board.

RBE No.81/2000

   Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/2000/PF1/1  dated 1.5.2000 (RBE No.81/2000).

Sub:     State Railway Provident Fund -Rate of interest during the year 2000-2001.

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The  accumulations at the credit of the subscribers  to State Railway Provident Fund for the Financial year beginning  on 1.4.2000  shall  carry interest at the rate of  11%  (eleven  per cent) per annum.

In  this  connection  a copy  of  Resolution  No.F5(1)- PD/2000  dated  3.4.2000 received from the  Ministry  of  Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) is also enclosed for information and guidance.

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(PUBLISHED IN PART I OF SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), New Delhi’s

letter No.F.5(1)-PD/2000 dated 3rd April 2000.

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that during the year 2000-2001 accumulations at the credit of subscribers to  the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest  at the rate of 11% (eleven per cent) per annum. This  rate will be in force during the financial year beginning on 1.4.2000.

 

The funds concerned are:

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services)

2. The Contributory, Provident Fund (India)

3. The All India Services Provident Fund

4. The State Railway Provident Fund

5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services)

6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.

7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workman’s Provident Fund

8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund

9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.

10.The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

  1. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette  of India.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.84/2000

Copy of Board’s letter E(MPP)2000/3/1 dt. 9.5.2000 (RBE No.84/2000)

 

Sub:        Derailment of 539 UP Intercity Fast Passenger at Teghra Station of Sonepur Division of North Eastern Railway on 19.9.99.

 

The recommendations made by CRS, North Eastern Circle vide para 9.4 in his final report on the above subject are reproduced below:-

 

Para 9.4: Training of Controllers

 

Before any person is posted to perform the Control duties as Section/Deputy/Chief Controller, he should be given adequate intensive training for working in the Control office which should include duties in accident management.

 

In this connection Railways should ensure that staff posted to perform the Control duties should undergo training as specified in the ” Stagewise Training of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ staff of Traffic Transportation Department” which was circulated to the Railways vide Board’s letter No.E(MPP) 96/3/8 dated 23.4.99.

 

The concerned Training Managers should periodically ascertain from the training centres, the effectiveness of the training imparted to this category of staff and feed back sent to the Board’s office as well.

 

 

 

RBE no.56/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/91/RR-1/20  dated 27.3.2000 (RBE no.56/2000).

Sub:     Vacancies in Clerical Cadre – Direct Recruitment Quota.

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Attention  is invited to board’s letter of even  number dated 3.12.91, 25,3.94, 28.11.96, 10.3.97, 2.1.98 and 18.3.99  on the  above  subject,  wherein instructions had  been  issued  for freezing  of 25% of the vacancies falling within the  direct  recruitment  quota in the category of Clerks in  scale  Rs.950-1500 (Rs.3050-4590) and in Sr.Clerks in scale Rs.1200-2040(Rs.4500-7000) and 20% in the category of Junior Accounts Assistant  and Accounts clerks. The question of  continuance  of  the above  freeze orders has been considered carefully by  the  Board and  it has been decided to extend the currency of  the  instructions mentioned for a further period upto 31.12.2000.

In this connection attention is particularly invited to para  3  of the Board’s letter dated 3.12.91 wherein it  was  required  that the Railways and Production units should  critically review  the  unfilled vacancies and progressively  surrender  the posts not required utilising the surrenders as matching surrender for creation of additional posts in more productive areas.

In this regard, Board also desire that the Railways and Production  units should furnish information regarding the  sanctioned  strength of Jr.Clerks, Sr.Clerks, Jr.Accounts  Assistants and Accounts Clerks as on 1.4.92 and as on 1.1.2000.

 

RBE No.105/2000

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I/98/PM9/7   dated 31.5.2000 (RBE No.105/2000).

Sub:     Amendment of IREM.

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The  President  is pleased to decide  that  the  Indian Railway  Establishment Manual, Vol.I, 1989 may be amended  as  in the Advance Correction Slip No.108 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLI 1989

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.108

Chapter I, Section B, Sub-Section III

Rules Regulating Recruitment & Training

Add the following proviso to sub-para (6) of Para 171 as modified by Advance Correction Slip No.17:-

“Provided that in the event of non-availability of App.III qualified staff for promotion as                   Section Officer(Acs), Inspector of Stores Accounts (ISA) and Travelling Inspector of                   Accounts (TIA) the posts may be filled by transfer on deputation of staff holding analogous                   posts under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, Central/State Governments on terms and                   conditions contained in Rule 2023 of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.II (First Reprint)                   1990 with further condition that such deputationists maybe repatriated prematurely to their                    parent cadre as and when and to the extent qualified Departmental App.III Accounts staff                   become available and eligible for promotion.

 

 

 

RBE No.88/2000    

  Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 11.5.2000 (RBE No.88/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner – Revised rates effective from 1.1.2000.

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A copy of Office memorandum No.42/3/2000-P&PW(G)  dated 6.4.2000  of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance  &  Pensions (Department  of  Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)  on  the  above         subject  is  sent  herewith for your  information  and  necessary action.  As stated in para-2 thereof, these orders will apply  to  Railway pensioners also.

A  concordance of various instructions and  orders  referred  to  in the enclosed office memorandum with  reference  to corresponding Railway instructions is indicated below:

 

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Sl.                        Para No. & Date of Deptt of   No. & date of corresponding

No.          pension & pensioners’    orders issued by Rly.Board.

welfare’s O.M.

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1.            42/2/99-P&PW(G)         PC-V/97/I/9/6 dtd.30.9.99

dated 15.9.99           (RBE No.248/99,S.No.PC-V/225)

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Sl.                        Para No. & Date of Deptt of   No. & date of corresponding

No.          pension & pensioners’    orders issued by Rly.Board.

welfare’s O.M.

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2.             231/97-P&PW(B)           N.A

dt 23.2.98

3.            4/59/97-P&PW(D)         F(E)/III/96/PN1/9 dt.18.8.98

dt 14.7.98.

4.            45/52/97-P&PW(E)        F(E)/III/96/PN1/9 dt 18.8.98

dt 16.12.97

i)F(E)/III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/3

dt 31.12.97 RBE No.194/97 S.No.PC-V/28).

ii)F(E)/III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/5

dt 27.1.98 (RBE No.19/98 S.No.PC-V/38).

5.                          45/73/97-P&PW(G)        F(E)/III/99/PN1/21 dt 5.8.99

dt 2.7.99.

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Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions DOP & PN Office Memorandum No.42/3/2000/P&PW(G) dated 6-4-2000.

 

Sub:     Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners -

Revised rate effective from 1.1.2000.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s OM No.42/2/99-P&PW(G) dated 15.9.99 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief admissible from 1.7.99 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that dearness relief shall be paid to the Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for the rise in cost of living beyond average Consumer Price Index 306.33 (as on 1.1.1996 at the rate of 38% w.e.f. 1.1.2000 in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 15.9.99 referred to above.

 

  1. These orders apply to (I) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii)The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Services Estimates, (iii) All India Service pensioners (iv) Railway pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/Family pensioners and pensioners families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.1275/-p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No.23/1/97-P&PW dated 23.2.1998.

 

  1. Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this department’s OM No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.7.98 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 38% on the restored amount of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2000.

 

  1. The surviving CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. with effect from 1.11.1997 under this Department’s O.M. No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 38% w.e.f. 1.1.2000.

 

  1. The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 will be paid DR 30% w.e.f. 1.1.2000.

 

i)          The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.198    or who had died while in service prior 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of ex-gratia payment of Rs.605/-p.m.

 

ii)                   Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-.

 

  1. Payment of dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

 

  1. Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners (except Defence pensioners) will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 2.7.99. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

 

  1. In the case of retired Supreme Court and High Court Judges necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

 

  1. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authority including the nationalised banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of dearness relief payable in each individual case.

 

  1. The Accountants General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Banks of India in view of letter No.528-TA,II/84/80-II  dated 23.4.1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all accountants General and Reserve Bank of India Circular No.GANB No.2958/GA-64(ii)(CGL)/81 dated the 21st May,1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

 

  1. In their application to the employees belonging to India Audit and Accounts Department these orders issue in consultation with the G&AG.

 

  1. This issue with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their D.O.No.306/EV/2000 dated 5.4.2000.

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No.99/TG-1/20/P dated 15.5.2000

Sub:     Entitlement for travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains on Privilege/ Post-retirement complementary passes.

Ref:     Board;s lr.No.E(G)/93 PS5-1/1 dated 9.1.95.

…..

It  has come to the notice of Board that the fares  are not  being  collected  correctly in cases where  payment  of  the difference between the class of travel and the class of  entitlement  are  involved in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. It is  observed  that the distance table of Rajdhani and  Shatabdi  trains  has  not been incorporated for the purpose of calculation of  the difference of fare.  It is reiterated that these instructions may be  followed strictly and the word fare wherever appears  in  the order  means  all inclusive fare both in Rajdhani  and  Shatabdi trains.  Thus, whenever the point to point fares are not  concurrently  available the distance table fares for Rajdhani and  Shatabdi  issued vide letter No.TCII/2910/99 dated 18.3.2000  should be used for the purpose of calculation.  In sections where  Rajdhani  and  Shatabdi  trains are  not  running  concurrently,  the comparison  may be made with the basic fare on the basis of  distance and catering charges added as chargeable for the journey in Shatabdi.

 

 

RBE No.100/2000       

  Board’s letter No.F(E)III/99/PN1/38  (Modification) dated 23.5.2000 (RBE No.100/2000).

TO  BE PUBLISHED TO GAZETTE OF INDIA PART II SECTION  3  SUB-SECTION(II).

Ministry of Rlys, Railway Board (RBE No.100/2000) No.F(E)/III/99/PN1/38 (Modification), New Delhi dt. 23.5.2000.                                

NOTIFICATION

S.O.No.   In exercise of the powers conferred by the  proviso  to Article  309 and clause (5) of Article 148 of  the  Constitution, the  President hereby makes the following rules further to  amend the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 namely:

(i)                  These rules maybe called the Railway Services (Pension) First Amendment Rules, 2000.

(ii)       They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the official gazette.

2.         In  Rule  9 of Railway Services (Pension)  Rules  1993, hereinafter referred to as the said rules, the figure “96″ occurring  in the last sentence of sub rule (3), shall be  substituted by the figure “10″.

 

3.        In  Rule  14 of the said rules, clause (vii)  shall  be substituted as under:

“(vii) Apprentice period of Special Class Apprentices”

4.        In Rule 20 of the said rules, the word “sixteen” occurring  in the sub-proviso (b) to the second proviso shall be  substituted by the word “eighteen”.

5.        In  rule 23 of the said rules, the words “and also  the last two years of apprenticeship period of special class  appren-tices” shall be deleted.

6.         In  proviso to Rule 36 of said rules the  words  “other than  extraordinary  leave granted on  medical  certificate,  the  appointing authority may, at the time” occurring before the  word  “Provided” maybe inserted between the word “extra ordinary leave” and “of”.

7.         In  the proviso to sub-rule (6) of Rule 75 of the  said rules, after the words “disability of mind” wherever they  occur, the words, “including mentally retarded” shall be inserted.

8.          In  the proviso to sub-rule (6) of Rule 75 of the  said rules,  after the clause (c), the following clause shall  be  inserted  as  clause  (d) by renaming the existing  clause (d)  as clause (e):

“(d) In the case of a mentally retarded son or daughter the family pension shall be payable to a person nominated by the Railway servant or the pensioner, as the case may be, and in case no such nomination has been furnished to the Head of Office by such Railway servant or pensioner during his life time, to the personnominated by the spouse of such Railway servant or family pensioner, as the case may be, later on”.

9.        In  sub-rule  (2) of Rule 97, in the  clause  (b),  the words  “The Accounts Officer shall intimate to the”shall be  substituted by the words “The payment of family pension shall be”.

10.       In Rule 8 of Railway Services (Extra-ordinary  Pension) Rules,  1993, the words “which the rupee is not legal tender.  In the a neatly” shall be substituted by the words “India  in rupees unless the payee resides permanently”.

sd/-(A.R.Prasad)

Director Finance(Estt)Rly.Board.

 

FOOT NOTE: The Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 3 were published as S.O.No.930(E) dt 3rd December 1993. The rules  were subsequently amended vide Ministry of Railways                 notifications given below:

 

i) No.F(E)/III/94/PN1/31(Amendment) dt 3.2.95 publishedas S.O.No.511 on 25.2.95.

ii) No.E(G)/94/EM1-6 dtd 31.3.95 published as S.O. No.1026 dt 15.4.95.

 

 

RBE No.101/2000       

 Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/14(Amendment) dated 24.5.2000 (RBE No.101/2000).

TO  BE  PUBLISHED  IN GAZETTE OF INDIA PART  II,  SECTION-3  SUB- SECTION II.

Govt.of India Ministry of Raiways, Railway Board. New Delhi Lr.No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/14 (Amendment).

NOTIFICATION

S.O……………..  In exercise of the powers conferred by  the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President  hereby makes  following  rules  further to  amend  the  Railway  Service         (Pension) Rules, 1993 namely:

i)          These rules may be called the Railway Services (Pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2000

 

ii)         They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official gazette.

2. In  Rule  16 of the Railway Services  (Pension)  Rules, 1993, for sub-rule(8) the following sub-rule shall be  substituted, namely:

(8)(a)  In case where a railway accommodation is not vacated after superannuation of the railway servant  or after cessation of his services such as on voluntary retirement, compulsory retirement, medical invalidation, or death, then, the full amount of retirement gratuity, death gratuity or special contribution to provident fund, as the case may be, shall be withheld.

(b) The amount withheld under clause(a) shall remain with the railway administration in the form of cash.

(c) In case the railway accommodation is not vacated even after the permissible period of retention after the superannuation, retirement, cessation of service or death, as the case may be, the                     railway administration shall have the right to withhold, recover, or adjust from the death-cum-retirement gratuity, the normal rent, special licence fee or damage rent, as may be due from the                     ex-railway employee and return only the balance, if any, on vacation of the railway accommodation.

(d) Any amount remaining unpaid after the adjustment made under clause (c), may also be recovered without the consent of the pensioner by the concerned Accounts Officer from the dearness relief of the pensioner until full recovery of such dues has been made.

Dispute, if any, regarding recovery of damages or rent from the ex-railway employee shall be                   subject to adjudication by the concerned Estate Officer appointed under the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupation) Act, 1971 (40 of 1971).

 

 

                                           SD/-(A.K.Prasad)

                                   Director Finance(Estt)Rly.Board.

 

FOOT  NOTE: (i)Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993  were  published  as  S.O.930(E)  dt 3rd December, 1993,   The  rules  were subsequently amended vide Ministry of Railways notification given  below:

i)                    No.F(E)/III/94/PN1/31(Amendment) dt 3.2.95 published asS.O.No.511 dt 25.2.95.

ii)                   No.E(G)/94/EM 1-6 dt 31.3.95 published as S.O.No.1026 dt 15.4.95.

iii)         No.F(E)/III/99/PN1/38(Modification) dt 23.5.2000.

 

 

RBE No.82/2000       

  Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-2/3  dated 4.5.2000 (RBE No.82/2000)

 

Sub:     Recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota -Procedure for.

…..

Reference this Ministry’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/86/RR-2/3 dated  26.5.88 and various other instructions as consolidated  in Master  Circular  No.7/90  issued under  this  Ministry’s  letter         No.E(NG)/II/90/RR-2/1/Master  Circular dated  22.10.90  regarding recruitment against Cultural/Scouts and Guides quota and qualifications etc. therefor.

The question of streamlining the procedure for recruitment against Scouts and Guides quota has been  under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways for some time past.  It has  now been decided to lay down the following procedure.

i)          Recruitment should be done by the Railway Administration themselves.

 

ii)         The recruitment against the quota should be done by open advertisement following the procedure laid down in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.9.98.

 

iii)         The educational qualifications for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for recruitment to Group “C” and Group “D” categories respectively.

 

iv)        The recruitment will be done only in the following initial grades.

 

Group “C” Grade Rs.3050-4590/3200-4900

Group “D” Grade Rs.2550-3200.

v)         The annual quota for recruitment is as under:

Group “C”   : 4 per Railway per year

1 per Production unit per year

Group “D”   : Not more than 2 per division/

Production unit per year.

Note:    Northern  Railway may recruit  additional  1 per year in Group C and 2 per year in                       Group D who may be posted in RDSO, in terms of Bd’s lr No.E(NG)II/96/RR-2/2 dated 10.3.99                         and 19.4.99).

 

vi)        Powers for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in Group “D” may be delegated to the DRMs by the General Manager.

 

vii)        Age limits as applicable for recruitment to other equivalent categories shall be followed.

 

viii)       Applications shall be called for separately for Group “C” and Group “D” posts. The selections                     shall also be conducted separately for Group “C” and “D” posts.  A candidate may apply both for Group “C” and Group “D”posts.

 

ix)        The following qualifications would apply for recruitment of Scouts/guides to Group “C” and                     Group “D” posts.

 

a)         A President’s Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover

or

Himalayan Wood Badge Holder

or

A pre-HWB trained Scout leader/Advanced Trained Guide/Leader/Captain.

b)         Should have been an active member of a Scouts Organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and should continue to be active.

c)         Should have attended at least one event at national level and one or two events at state

level.

 

Or

Should have a good record of participation inScouts/Guide actitivies at Unit/district level.

x)         The candidates, who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against scouts and guides quota should be assessed on the following basis.

A)         Written test                                                                                                     50 MARKS

 

The written test will consist of 50 objective type questions relating to Scouts and Guides organisation and its activities as per syllabus outlined in Annexure-I for Group “C”                     and Annexure-II for Group “D”

 

B)                                                                                                                                35 MARKS

 

Scouts/Guides qualifications over and above the minimum prescribed as eligibility condition. 35 marks

 

a)                                                                                                                               7 marks

Participation in International event one event  5 marks two or more events

 

b)                                                                                                                                 7 marks

Participation in National Events/ National Jamboree (No marks for the first event. The same                       being the minimum eligibility condition First additional event 5 marks, two additional events or beyond – 7 marks).

 

c)                                                                                                                                 7 marks

Participation in Jamboree on the Indian Railways (one event 5 marks, two or more events                        7 marks).

d)                                                                                                                                 7 marks

Events/Rallies attended at state level(one event 5 marks two or more events 7 marks).

 

e)                                                                                                                                 7 marks

Specialised Scout/Guide course Pioneering/ Mapping and standard judging                     course / vocational craft course (one course 5 marks two or more courses 7 marks).

(C)       Personality test/Interview                                15 marks

-                                   ———

Total     100 marks

———-

xi)                 For Group “C” selection, the recruitment committee shall consist of three SAG officers to be nominated by the General Manager whereas for Group “D” selections, the committee shall consist of three JA Grade Officers.  One of them should be an officer holding honorary post of Commissioner(Scouts/Guides). One of the three members should necessarily be from Personnel Department.

xii)       Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota.

xiii)       The persons appointed against Scouts and Guides quota to the categories of Clerks will be required to possess proficiency in Typing within a period of two years from the date of appointment, and their appointment will be provisional subject to  acquisition of the    prescribed typing qualification within the stipulated on period (Board’s letter                  No.E(NG)II/98/RR-2/7 dated 3.8.99).

3. Other conditions of Recruitment will be the same as applicable to recruitment to quivalent categories.

                                                       ANNEXURE I

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES

QUOTA FOR GROUP ‘C’ POSTS

History of Scouting/Guiding Law and Promise  Organisation  Distt. and State Level, Training Center – Distt  and  State level knowledge of Books, Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls  in India, Motto left hand shake, Salute, prayer, Flag Song, National Anthem, know the National and Scouting Flags, Social Services  at various  occasions,  Hiking, Proficiency Badges.  How  these  are earned.   Stages in Scouting/Guiding.  Thinking  Day  Progressive Training  of  Scouts/Guides/Rovers/Rangers;  Pioneering.   Handicrafts, Indian Railway/Jamboree, National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.

Organisation  at  National  level,  National   Training Centres WAGGGS/WOSm-Uprashtrapati Award Competition; Prime Minister  Shield Competition, Community Development  programmes,  Aims         and  Methods  of Scouting, How Scouting is  useful  in  producing better citizens?.

                                                    ANNEXURE II

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR SELECTION UNDER SCOUTS AND GUIDES

QUOTA FOR GROUP ‘D’ POSTS

History of Scouting/guiding: Law and Promise; Organisation – ‘Dist & State Level’ Training Centre -Dist & State level, knowledge of Books; Scouting for Boys/Guiding for Girls in India;         motto left hand shake salute; Prayer; Flag song; National Anthem; know  the National & Scouting flags; Social services  at  various occasions;  Hiking;  Proficiency  Badges, How  these  are  earned         Stages  in Scouting/Guiding.  Thinking Day; Progressive  Training of Scouts/Guides/Rivers/Rangers, pioneering; Handicrafts;  Indian Railway Jamboree; National Jamboree, Jamboree on the Air.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/86/RR-2/3 dated 26.5.1988.

Sub:     Qualifications for appointment of Scouts and Guides to Group “C” and Group “D” posts against the cultural quota.

…..

Attention is invited to the marginally noted letters which prescribe the President’s Award of other special awards besides outstanding dt.19.9.79  achievements in Scouting for appointment of

2)E(NG)/III   couts/Guides to Group “C” (to be adjusted

29/RRI/25    against the cultural quota). Instructions also

dt.25.8.80    exist for recruitment of Scouts and Guides in

3)E(NG)/III   Group “D”. A question has been raised by Railway

79/RRI/25    Administration whether the same consideration

dt.13.5.82    can be given to the Scouters and Guiders who have

4)E(NG)/II    passed the Advanced Training Courses as are given

84/RR2/1     to the winners of President’s Award or other special

dt 14.9.84    awards, in the matter of recruitment against the aforesaid quotas.

In this context, the Railway Board have reviewed in some detail, the qualifications etc. for recruitment against the quotas referred to above.  They have now decided that the following qualifications/conditions would apply for recruitment of scouts/ guides in Group “C” and Group “D” posts.

i)          A President’s Scout/Guide/Ranger/Rover

or

Himalayan wood Badge Holder

or

A pre-HWB Trained Scout Leader/Advanced/Trained Guide Leader/Captain.

 

ii)         Should have been an active member of a Scouts organisation for at least 3 years in the recent past and continued to be active

 

iii)         Should have attended at least one event at National level and one or two events at state                      level.

Or

Should have a good record of participation in scouts/guides activities at unit/district level.

iv)        Should fulfill necessary conditions regarding  age, qualification etc., for class III/class IV                      appointment, as per the extant rules.

 

v)         Written declaration may be obtained from the candidate that he/she will serve the scout/guide                      movement in the event of his/her selection.

vi)        Since there will be a number of aspirants, it is necessary that applications are called for                      from those who fulfill the above qualifications with necessary certificates and separate tests                      conducted from Group “C” and “D” posts to select the best amongst them.  There should be no ban for any person to appear for both Group “C” and “D” selections separately, if he/she so desires.

 

 

 

   Board’s  letter  No.PC-V/99/CC/16(SC)   dated 19.5.2000.

       

Sub:     Judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in W.P. No.289/99 regarding pay scales of Khalasis in Diesel/Electric Loco sheds.

…..

The Technical Employees’ Association of  Railways(TEAR) Northern  Railway  had  filed a writ petition  No.289/99  in  the Supreme   Court   challenging  Railway  Board’s   letter   No. PC- V/97/1/11/7 dated 28.09.98, issued consequent upon implementation of recommendations of the V CPC contained in para-54.23 of  their report.   The petitioners had assailed the validity of the  above mentioned  circular on the contention that Khalasis who  are  already in service, did not possess the qualification of Matriculation/I.T.I.  and if such a circular is allowed to operate,  there will  be  stagnation  and  therefore  the  impugned  circular  be quashed.   The  Hon’ble  Supreme  Court  vide  its  order   dated  31.3.2000 have held the view as under:

For  maintaining  efficiency  of  service,  the  higher qualification  is  required for discharge of the  duties  in  the  higher  positions and therefore, prescribing such  qualifications cannot  be  held to be arbitrary or irrational. In  the  case  in  hand, the Board has issued circular in consonance with the recommendation  of the pay commission.  In that view of the matter  we see  no infirmity with the impugned circular so as to  be  interfered  with  by  this court.  The writ  petition  is  accordingly         dismissed.

A  copy of each of the writ petition No.289/99 and  the  order  of  the  Hon’ble Supreme Court is  sent  herewith.  Since  similar cases are pending in some of the benches of CAT the above order of the Supreme Court should be brought to the notice of the CAT in the relevant Court cases by appropriately filing suitable  rejoinder in the matter and during oral arguments by the  defending counsel.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL CIVIL JURISDICTION

WRIT PETITION (C) NO. 289 OF 1999

Technical Employees Assn of Railway and Anr.                                    Petitioners

Versus

 

Ministry of Railways and Ors.                                                     Respondents.

O R D E R

The   Technical  Employees  Associations  of   Railways through its President is the petitioner here assailing the validity of circular dated 28.9.98 issued by the Railway Board.

We  entertained this petition under Article 32 of  the Constitution even though the petitioner could have approached the High  Court  merely because employees of the  Railways  are  from different  parts of the country.  The circular in question  which  is  being assailed provides that for promotion from the  post  of  Khalasi  the higher qualification of matriculation and  ITI  pass  should be achieved.

The  petitioner’s  contention is that Khalasi  who  are  already  in service and not possess the  aforesaid  qualification  and  if  such  a circular is allowed to operate,  there  will  be stagnation and therefore the impugned  circular  be quashed being hit by Articles 14 and 6 of the Constitution of India.  Prescribing higher qualification for purpose of promotion whether permissible under law no longer remains res- integrate.  As early as  in the  case of the Union of India and Ors.  Vs. Dr (Mrs)  S.B.Kohli and  Anr  (1973(3) SCC 592) in a matter relating to  the  Central  Health  Service Rules, this Court has held that it would be  open for  the  employer to prescribe qualifications  both  for  direct         recruitment  as well as for promotion.  To the same  affect,  the  judgment  of  this  Court in Mohammed Shujat Ali  and  Ors.   Vs.  Union of India & ors. (1975 (3) Sec.76) and the decision of  this         Court  in  Tamil  Nadu  Water Supply  case  reported  in  1991(6) Sec.282.   For  maintaining  efficiency of  service,  the  higher qualification is required for discharge of the duties in the higher position therefore, prescribing such qualifications cannot  be held  to  be arbitrary or irrational.  On the case in  hand,  the Board  has issued circular in consonance with the  recommendation  of the Pay Commission.  In that view of the matter, we see no infirmity with the impugned circular so as to be interfered with by this court.  The Writ Petition is accordingly dismissed.

 

 

RBE No.69/2000

   Board;s  letter  No.E(NG)/I-99/PM1/29   dated 20.4.2000 (RBE No.69/2000).

Sub:     Rules regulating recruitment and training of non-gazetted Railway Servants -                      amendment of IREM.

…..

Recommendation  No.4.3 contained in the Railway  Safety Review Committee’s Report, 1998 (Pt.I) is that, in case there  is  a shortfall in promotions through LDCE (Limited Departmental Com-        petitive  Examination),  the unfilled quota should  be  added  to Direct Recruitment Quota.

The present position in this regard is that the  extant instructions stipulate addition of shortfalls against LDCE  quota to direct recruitment quota in respect of some of the  categories such  as Junior Engineer/Gr.II(Works), Supervisor (P.Way),  Goods Guards,  Sr.Clerks etc., whereas there are no such  specific  instructions for certain other categories.

The Ministry of Railways have considered the  aforesaid recommendation  of the Railway Safety Review Committee  and  have decided to accept the same, so as to cover the balance categories  for  uniformity  in  this regard.  It has also  been  decided  to follow  the same principle in respect of the  shortfalls  against Inter Apprentice quota.

Accordingly,  the Indian Railway Establishment  Manual, Volume I (1989 edition) may be amended as in the Advance  Correction Slip No.99 to 106 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I(1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.99

 

Chapter I, Section”B” Sub-Section III – Recruitment & Training.

In   Para-125(1)  substitute  the  following  for  the   existing  clause(i)

“(i)15% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below, by direct recruitment                   through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.100

       

Chapter I, Section”B” Sub-Section III – Recruitment & Training

In  Para  130(1)  substitute  the  following  for  the   existing  clause(i)

“(i)15% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below, by direct recruitment through                   the Railway Recruitment Boards, and”

AUTHORITY:Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.101

       

Chapter I, Section “B” Sub-Section III -Recruitment & Training

In  Para  141(1)  substitute  the  following  for  the   existing clause(i)

“(i)50% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below, from open market                   through the Railway Recruitment Boards and”.

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.102

       

Chapter I, Section”B” Sub-Section III Recruitment & Training

In Para 142(1) as amended vide ACS No.60, substitute the  following for the existing clause (i)”

“(i)50% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentices quota as at (ii) below, from open                   market through the Railway Recruitment Boards and”

AUTHORITY:Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.103

Chapter I, Section”B” Sub-Section III – Recruitment & Training

In para 146A(I) as introduced vide ACS No.91, substitute the following for the existing clause (i).

“(i)50% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (iii) below, from open market through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and”

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.200.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.104

Chapter I, Section”B”, Sub-Section III Recruitment & Training

In  Para  147(i)  substitute  the  following  for  the   existing clause(i)

“(i)40% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below, by direct                   recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards and”

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.105

Chapter I, Section “B” Sub-Section III, Recruitment & Training

In  para  148(i) substitute the following for  the  existing clause (i).

“(i) 50% plus shortfall, if any, against inter apprentice quota as at (ii) below, by direct                   recruitment through the Railway Recruitment Boards; and

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.106

Chapter I, Section “B” Sub-Section III, Recruitment & Training

In para 159(i) as modified vide ACS No.93 substitute the  following for the existing clause (i).

“(i)25% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below, by selection from course completed Act Apprentices, and ITI pass candidates in relevant trades from the open market, serving employees who are “course completed act apprentices or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees and”

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM1/29 dated 20.04.2000.

 

 

RBE No.93/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(LL)/2000/AT/MW/1  dated 23.5.2000 (RBE No.93/2000).

Further  to this Ministry’s letter No.E(LL)/99  AT/MW/2 dated 30.6.99 please find enclosed a copy of order No.1(2)/99-LS-I  dated 7.2.2000 received from the Ministry of Labour  directing that the rates of variable dearness allowance payable in  accordance  with  Ministry of labour’s  order  No.1(23)/98-LS-II  dated 26.3.99  shall  continue to be paid for a period  of  six  months  effective  from  1.10.99  to these workers who  are  employed  in certain  scheduled  employments  mentioned above.   This  is  for information, guidance and necessary action.

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

Government  of  India/Ministry  of Labour, Office  of  the  Chief labour  Commissioner(C), New Delhi lr.No.1(2)/99-LS-II dated  7th February, 2000.

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central  Government vide notification No.S.O.512(E) dated 12.7.94, No.S.O.513(E) dated 12.7.94 and No.S.O.514(E) dated 12.7.94 of the Ministry  of         Labour and in furtherance of these aforesaid notification and  as directed by the appropriate Government vide their decision  dated  2nd February 2000 on file No.P.11033/3/99-WC(MW) the undersigned, hereby orders that the rates of variable dearness, the  Allowance payable  vide this office order No.1(23)/98-LS.II  dated  26.3.99  shall  continue  to be paid to the workers for a  period  of  six         months effective 1.10.99 employed in employments in the construction  and  maintenance  of Road and  building  operations,  Stone breaking and Stone Crushing, Maintenance of Buildings and the construction  and  Maintenance of Runways, Red Oxide,  Quarte,  Quartzit, Silice,  Magnetite, Granite, Laterite, Stone,  kyanite,  Steatite, (Including  Lines producing Soap Stone and Talc), Ochre,  Asbes-        tos,  Fire  Clay,  Copper, Uranium,  Gypsum,  Barytes,  Graphite, Dolomite,  China  Clay,  White Clay,  Clay,  Wolfram,  Manganese, Folspar,  Bauxite, Iron Ore, Hematite, Rock Phosphate, Caromite,         Magnetite, Marble Calcite and Mica Mine, Loading and unloading in Railways Goods sheds and in Ashpit Cleaning in Railways.

 

RBE No.94/2000       

 Board’s  letter  No.E(LL)/2000/AT/MW/1  dated  24.5.2000 (RBE No.94/2000).

Sub:     Rates of variable dearness allowance for employees employed in employments,

i)  in the construction or maintenance of roads or in building operations.

ii)  in stone breaking and stone crushing

iii)  in maintenance of buildings

iv) in loading and unloading in Railways’ Goods sheds and Ash-pit cleaning in Railway, laying of under ground cables, electric lines water supply lines and sewerage pipe lines.

Ref:     Ministry of Railways’s Lr.No.E{LL)/93/AT/MW/4 dated 21.10.94 and E(LL)/94/AT/MW/4 dated 21.10.94.

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Further to this Ministry’s letter of even number  dated  23.5.2000, please find enclosed a copy of Order  No.1(4)/2000-LS- II dated 13.3.2000 received from the Ministry of Labour  revising  the  rates of variable dearness allowance and the  minimum  wages  w.e.f. 1st April, 2000 for employees employed in the  employments  mentioned  above is sent herewith for information,  guidance  and  necessary action.

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

Copy  of Ministry of Labour, Office of the Chief  Labour  Commissioner(C), New Delhi’s letter No.1(4)/2000/LS-II dated 13.3.2000.

 

 

 

O R D E R

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central  Government    vide   notification   No.S.O.512(E),    dated    12.7.94, No.S.O.513(E)  dated 12.7.94 and No.S.O.514(E), dated 12.7.94  of the  Ministry  of Labour and in furtherance  of  these  aforesaid notification the undersigned hereby, revises the rates of varia-ble Dearness   Allowance  ordered  vide  this   office   order  No.1(2)/99-LS.II  dated  7.2.2000  on the basis  of  the  average consumer  price  index number for the proceeding  period  of  six months sending  on 31.12.99 viz 2124.00 (Base 1960 = 100) for  industrial  workers  as  under and directs that this order  shall  come  into  force on the 1st April, 2000.

i)                                            Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in  employments  (i)In  the construction and maintenance of Roads and in building  operations (ii)In stone breaking and Stone Crushing, (iii) In  maintenance  of buildings and (iv) In the construction and  Maintenance  of Runways.

 

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Category                   Rate of V.D.A.  (in Rs.) per day

A and B Area     C area

———————————————————————–

1. Unskilled                   23.19             18.98

2. Semi-skilled               27.39            23.19

unskilled/supervisory

3. Skilled/Clerical           33.73            29.52

4. Highly skilled              42.18            33.73

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Rates  of  V.D.A  for employees employed  in  Red  Oxide  Quartz, Quartzite,  silica, Magnesite, Granite, Laterite, Stone  Kyanite, Steatite (including Mines Producing Soap and Talc) Dohre,  Asbestos,  Fire  Clay, Copper, Uranium,  Gypsum,  Barytes,  Graphite,  Dolomite,  China Clay,While Clay, Clay, Wolfram, Manganese,  Felspar,  Bauxite,  Iron ore, Hematite,  Rock  Phosphate,  Chromite, Magnetite, Marble, Calcite and Mica Mines.

 

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Category                      Rates of V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day

————————————————-

For work above    For work below

ground                        ground.

————————————————————————-

1. Unskilled                      18.98             23.19

2. Semi-skilled/                  23,19             27.43

unskilled/supervisory

3. Skilled/clerical               27.43             33.73

4. Highly skilled                 33.73             40.07.

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III.  Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in loading  and  un loading in Railways, Goods sheds and in Ashpit cleaning in  Railways

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Area                  Rates of V.D.A.(in Rs.)per day

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“A”                         27.82

“B”                         21.93

“C”                         19.38

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IV. Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in Agriculture:

 

A further order would issue separately.

2.   Therefore,  the  minimum rates of wages  showing  the  basic rates  and  V.D.A. payable w.e.f. 1.4.2000 to the  employees  employed in the following employments will be as under:

A  (i) In the construction or maintenance of Roads or in Building Operations,  (ii) In Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing,  (iii)  In Maintenance of Buildings and (iv) In the construction and Maintenance of Runways.

 

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Category of                       A r e a

workers             ————————————————————————————————————

Basic   V.D.A  Basic  V.D.A. Basic  V.D.A.

wages          wages         wages

Rs.     Rs.    Rs.     Rs.   Rs.    Rs.

———————————————————————————————————————————

1.Unskilled         36.00 + 25.19  34.00 + 23.19  28.00 + 18.98

————-  ————-  ————-

Total              59.19           57.19          46.98

2.Semi-skilled/     43.00 + 27.39  41.00 + 27.39  34.00 + 23.19

Un-silled         ————-  ————-  ————-

Supervisory Total      70.39          68.39          57.19

3.Skilled/          57.00 + 33.73  51.00 + 33.73  43.00 + 29.52

clerical          ————-  ————-  —————————————————————————–

Total       90.73          84.73          72.52

4. Highly           65.00 + 42.48  63.00 + 42.18  51.00 + 33.73

skilled          ————-  ————-  ————-

107.18         105.18          84.73

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Employment in Red oxide, Quartz Quartzite, Silica,  Graphite, Magnesite, Granite, Laterite, Stone, Kyanite, Steatite (including Mines Producing Soap Stone and Talc), Ochre, Asbestos, Fire  Clay,  Copper,  uranium, Iron ore, Hematite, Rock  Phosphate,  Chromite, Clay,  while  clay, Magnetite, Gypsum, Barytes,  Dolomite,  China Clay,  Wolfram, Manganese, Felspar, Bauxite, Marble, Calcite  and Mica Mines.

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Category of          For work above Ground  For work below ground

workers              ———————  ———————

Basic Wages  V.D.A.   Basic Wages   V.D.A.

Rs.      Rs.        Rs.        Rs.

———————————————————————————————————————————

1.Unskilled              28.00 + 18.98           34.00 + 23.19

————-           ————-

Total:          46.98                   57.19

2.Semi-skilled/         34.00 + 23.19           41.00 + 27.43

un-skilled supervisory————-           ————-

Total           57.19                   68.43

3.Skilled/clerical      41.00 + 27.43           50.00 + 33.73

————–          ————-

Total           68.43                   83.73

4. Highly skilled       50.00 + 33.73           60.00 + 40.07

————-           ————-

83.73                    100.07

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C.  Employment in loading and unloading in Railways,  Goods-sheds  and in Ashpit cleaning in Railways.

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Area                    Rates of wages plus V.D.A. per day

—————————————————

Basic Wages  V.D.A.        Total

———————————————————————–

Rs.      Rs.           Rs.

“A”                         42.00 +  27.82  =      69.82

“B”                         33.00 +  21.93  =      54.93

“C”                         29.00 +  19.38  =      48.38

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The classification of workers under different categories  and the  classification of cities under different areas will  be  the same  as  in the notifications referred to in para-1  as  amended  from  time  to time.  the present classification of  cities  into Areas “A” “B” and “C” is enclosed at Annexure I for ready  reference.

                                                    Annexure-I

                                  A R E A  ‘A’

Ahmedabad    (UA)  Greater Bombay  (UA)   Madras      (UA)

Bangalore      (UA)  Hyderabad       (UA)   Nagpur      (UA)

Calcutta         (UA)  Kanpur          (UA)

Delhi              (UA)  Lucknow         (UA)

A R E A ‘B’

Agra           (UA)  Ghaziabad       (UA)   Meerut      (UA)

Ajmer          (UA)  Gorakhpur       (UA)   Moradabad   (UA)

Aligarh        (UA)  Guwahati               Mysore      (UA)

Allahabad    (UA)  Guntur                 Nasik       (UA)

Amaravati            Gwalior         (UA)   Pune        (UA)

Aurangabad (UA)  Indore          (UA)   Patna       (UA)

Bareilly       (UA)  Hubli-Dharwad          Raipur

Bhavnagar/Bhopal     Jabalpur        (UA)   Rajkot

Bikaner              Jaipur          (UA)   Ranchi      (UA)

Bhubaneshwar         Jalandhar              Sholapur    (UA)

Amritsar             Jamshedpur      (UA)   Surat       (UA)

Calicut        (UA)  Jodhpur                Srinagar    (UA)

Chandigarh     (UA)  Kolhapur        (UA)   Thiruvananthapuram (UA)

Cochin         (UA)  Kalyan                 Ulhasnagar

Coimbatore     (UA)  Kota                   Vadodara     (UA)

Cuttack        (UA)  Ludhiana               Varanasi     (UA)

Durgapur             Madurai          (UA)  Vijayawada   (UA)

Faridabad Complex                           Vishakhapatnam(UA)

Warangal

Area “C” will comprise all areas not mentioned in this list

NB: U.A. stands for Urban Agglomeration.

 

 

RBE No.91/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(LL)/99/AT/FAC/3   dated 17.5.2000 (RBE No.91/2000).

Sub:     Appointment of Safety Officers in Workshops.

…..

The issue of appointment of Safety Officers in  production units/Railway Workshops has been under consideration of this Ministry  for quite sometime.  It has now been decided  that  the         required  number  of Safety Officers as per the norms  laid  down by the respective State Governments should be appointed from  the existing  supervisory  cadre of the Railway  Workshops  in  grade Rs.7450-11500 and Rs.6500-10500.  The qualifications and  experience prescribed, brief details of duties and other service conditions of Chief Safety Officer/Safety officer are as under:

QUALIFICATIONS :

*           Should be an engineering graduate with minimum two years supervisory experience or a diploma holder in any branch of engineering/technology with practical experience of not less than 5 years.

*           The safety officer is required to possess a degree or  diploma in industrial safety from a recognized institute.

*          If the selected supervisor is not having degree or diploma in Industrial Safety, then he should be sent for training in Industrial Safety to Central  LABOUR Institute (CLI) or Regional Labour Institute (RLI).

 

*         Preference should be given to those having knowledge of language spoken by majority of workers.

CONDITION OF SERVICE OF SAFETY OFFICERS:

The  number  of Safety officers to be  appointed  in  a  factory  may  exceed  one depending upon the  number  of  workers  employed  and the rules framed by the State Government where  the  factory  is  located.  Whenever more than one Safety  Officer  is  required  to  be  appointed,  one  of  them  is  required  to  be designated as Chief Safety Officer and should have status  higher  than the others.  The Chief Safety officer/Safety Officer of  the  workshop would report directly to the Workshop In-charge.

 

DUTIES OF SAFETY OFFICERS:

Chief   Safety  Officer/Safety  Officer   would   carry out  duties as laid down in the Rules framed by State  Government under  the Factories Act including planning and organising  measures for effective control of workmen safety.

Other Conditions:

i)          The posts of Chief Safety Officer/Safety Officer may be provided in Grades Rs.7450-11500 and Rs.6500-10500 by re-designating the required number of posts from the existing sanction of posts of supervisors of the workshops.  The total strength of posts of supervisors which                include the posts that are designated as Safety Officers will remain unchanged.

ii)         Selection for appointment of Chief Safety Officer/Safety Officer should be made from among                the candidates applying for the post as per extant rules.

iii)         The post of Chief Safety/Safety Officer would be ex-cadre.

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

 

 

RBE No.90/2000       

  Board’s letter No.F(E)/II/99/FR/1/1 dated  26.5.2000(RBE No.90/2000).

 

CORRIGENDUM

Sub:     Minimum benefit on promotion – Recommendation of the V Central Pay Commission.

…..

Reference  Railway Board’s letter of even number  dated 27.9.99 (PC.V No.223/99 RBE No.244/99) on the above subject. Para 4 of the aforesaid letter may be read as under:

“ These orders shall take effect from 01.01.1996. “

 

 

 

RBE No.113/2000       

    Board’s    letter    No.E(NG)/II/2000/RC-1/Gen/16/JCM/DC dated 19.06.2000 (RBE No.113/2000)   

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate grounds – Revision of minimum educational qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Skilled Artisan.

…..

Attention     is    invited    to    Board’s     letter No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/66  dated 28.01.2000 laying down the  minimum educational  qualification for direct recruitment to the post  of Skilled  Artisans in scale Rs.3050-4590 as ‘Course completed  Act  Apprentice Ship/ITI pass in relevant trade’.

In the above context an item No.28/2000 has been tabled by the staff side in the JCM/DC forum seeking revision of  educational qualification for recruitment of skilled Artisans grade III  for compassionate appointment due to hardship faced by them.

The  matter has been reviewed by the Board and  it  has  been  decided that for appointment on compassionate grounds,  the minimum qualification should be prescribed as 10th pass.   Howev-        er,  the  recruitment qualification for open  market  recruitment will  continue  to  be  as laid  down  in  Board’s  letter  dated 28.01.2000.  The training period for such compassionate  appointment will be 3 (three) years as against the training period of  6 months for open market recruitment.

 

 

Copy of Board’s letter No.2000/H/23/1 dated 25.5.2000.

Sub:     Certificate of invalidation from service – amendment to Para 550 of IRMM, 2000.

…..

The existing para 550 of IRMM, 2000 regarding issue  of  certificate of invalidation from service may be corrected to read as under:

 

“Para 550: Certificate of invalidation from service”

i)          A Railway employee shall not be invalidated out of service on account of ill-health                    except on the certificate of a Medical Board Such a certificate will be issued in the                    prescribed form as given in Annexure XV to this Chapter, in triplicate. The certificates                    should be serially numbered.

ii)         If the Medical Board is unable to say with certainty that the Railway employee will never                    again be fit for service, the Medical Board will recommend leave not exceeding one year in the first instance.  Such leave should not be extended without further reference to Medical board.

iii)         The employees will be considered invalidated with effect from the date of recommendation of                    the Medical Board in case the same is accepted by the Chief Medical Director.

 

Board’s letter No.E(LL)2000/WC/1 dated 1.6.2000

Sub:     Payment of compensation under WC ACT – delay in disbursement of payment.

…..

A number of instances have come to the notice of  Railway Board  wherein there had been unduly long delays  in  settling the  claims preferred under the W.C.Act, which lead  to  Railways paying large sums of money towards interest as also penalty  for delay in settling the claims.  Further, there is again inordinate  delay in the claimants getting the payment from the W.C  Commissioner  even after the Railways depositing the cheques  with  the W.C.Commissioner’s office.  The delays that the claimants encountered  were  for couple of years in some cases, which  shows  the  callousness and lack of appreciation on the part of the staff and  officers  concerned in appreciating the untold sufferings  meted out  to the families which lost their breadwinners.  Besides  the Railways being blamed for not discharging the moral responsibility  to their employees, the interest and fines paid due to  delay also  work as a big drain on the Railway Finance.  Hence, it  has  been decided that the following procedure will be followed while  settling the compensation claims under W.C.Act hereafter.

 

The  Railway administrations should settle  all  claims  under  W.C.Act with utmost promptness and endorse a copy  of  the letter  to the claimants also while making the payment  with  the W.C.Commissioner  so  as  to enable the claimant  to  pursue  the  matter  further with the W.C.Commissioner and get the payment  of  compensation in time.  With a view to ensure speedy  settlements  of compensation claims, the Railway administrations should evolve  suitable  mechanism  to settle all claims  expeditiously  and  in  cases where the Railway has to pay interest and fine for delayed payment,  the  entire amount payable towards  fine  and  interest should be recovered from the officers and staff held  responsible  for such delay.

 

 

 

Board’s letter No.F(E)/Spl.2000/Adv/3/1 dated 7.6.2000

Sub:         Grant of House Building Advance for Construction of a House on upper floor by obtaining roof rights through a “will”.

…..

A question had arisen regarding admissibility of  House building Advance for construction of a house on upper floor, when  roof  rights  have been acquired through a “WILL” given  by  ones         parents/relatives.

Matter  was examined in consultation with  Ministry  of Urban Development who have clarified that House Building  Advance  can  be  sanctioned only if the concerned employee has  a  clear,         absolute and marketable title over the property.  Obtaining  roof rights  of  upper floor through a “WILL” does not give  any  such  title.   Therefore, House Building Advance is not  admissible  in any case of this nature.

It  is desirable that while processing cases  of  House  building  Advance above mentioned clarification must be  observed  scrupulously.

 

 

RBE  No.111/2000

Board’s letter No.E(G)/99  HO1-18 dated 8.6.2000 (RBE  No.111/2000).

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

…..

Ministry of Railway have reviewed the rates of honorarium   payable   to   visiting   lecturers   in   Zonal Training Schools/Centers  and have in supersession of  their  instructions contained  in letter No.E(G)/96/HO1-2 dated 22.3.96  revised  the rates of honorarium as indicated below:

For Delivering lectures       a) Rs.300/- per day for lectures

to non-gazetted staff at       of one hour and 45 minutes

Zonal Training Schools       duration subject to a maximum

of Rs.900/- per week to

officers of Railway/Central

State Governments ordinarily

of the rank of joint secretary

to the Government and reputed

academicians/special invitees.

b) Rs.200/- per day for lectures

of one hour and 45 minutes

duration subject to a maximum of

Rs.600/- per week to Officers

of Railways/Central/State

Governments other than those

mentioned at (a) above.

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

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

 

 

 

RBE No.110/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/99/PS  5-1/56  dated  8.6.2000  (RBE No.110/2000).

Sub:     Issue of Special Passes to claimants of compensation of Railway accidents where                      their attendance is ordered by Railway Claims Tribunal – Amendment of Schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986.

A  proposal to issue special passes to the  victims  of train  accidents  or their relatives to pursue their  claims  for  compensation  before the Railway Claims Tribunal has  been  under  consideration  of  the Ministry of Railways.  It has  since  been decided that Sleeper Class cheque passes from the place of  residence  to  the  place of hearing and back may be  issued  to  the victims/claimants of the Railway accidents falling under  Section 124 and 124-A of the Railways Act 1989, when their attendance  is  ordered by the Railway Claims Tribunal.

In  view  of the above decision, Schedule  VII  of  the Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second Edition 1993) may  be  amended as per the Advance Correction Slip No.24 enclosed.

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

ADVANCE  CORRECTION  SLIP NO.24 TO THE  RAILWAY  SERVANTS  (PASS)

RULES 1986 (2ND EDITION 1993).

 

The  following may be added as item 40 in Schedule  VII (Special  Passes)  of Railway Servants (Pass)  Rules,  1986  (2nd Edition 1993).

 

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Category                                 Condition of                             Entitlement/facilities

entitlement

———————————————————————————————————————————

40 Claimants before       Passes may be issued                       Sleeper Class cheque

Railway Claims           to the victims/                          passes from the place

Tribunal                                  claimants of Railway               of residence to the

accidents failing                                  place of hearing and

under Sections 124 &             back shall be issued

124-A of the Railway               when attendance of

Act, 1989                                 the claimants is

ordered by Railway

Claims Tribunal in

respect of cases

falling under sec-

tions 124 & 124-A

of the Rly.Act 1989.

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AUTHORITY; Board’s Lr No.E(W)/97/PS5-1/5 dt.8.6.2000.

 

 

 

RBE No.109/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.E(W)/2000/PS/5-1/17  dated 9.6.2000 (RBE No.109/2000).

Sub:     Entitlement for travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains on Privilege/Post-retirement complimentary passes.

…..

Instructions  were  last  issued  vide  Board’s  letter No.E(W)/93/PS5-1/1  dated  9.1.95  and   D.O.No.E(W)/94/PPS/5-1/5 dated28.5.96 regarding entitlement for travel by Rajdhani/Shatab-di Express trains on Duty/Privilege/Post-retirement complimentary passes.  Consequent upon revision of pay scales on the  basis  of recommendations of Vth PC the entitlement for travel in Rajdhni/Shatabdi         Express trains, may be revised as follows:

        (A) ENTITLEMENT TO TRAVEL ON DUTY BY RAJDHANI/SHATABDI EXPRESS:

STATUS      RAJDHANI EXPRESS                 SHATABDI EXPRESS

———————————————————————————————————————————

i)Gold Pass         First AC Coupe or four                        Four seats in Executive

holders              berths in 2-AC                         Class/Chair Car.

ii)Silver Pass       One berth in First AC                          Two seats in Executive

holders             or two berths in 2-AC                          CLASS  or four seats in

or four berths in 3-AC                         Chair Car.

iii)Metal and              -do-                                                 -do-

& First “A”

Pass Holders

(Pay Rs.14300/-

and above).

 

 

iv)Metal and         One berth in 2-AC or                           Two seats in AC Chair

First “A”              two berths in 3-AC                              Car

Pass holders

(Pay Rs.12000/-

and above but

less than

Rs.14300/-).

v)Metal and               -do-                                                -do-

“A” pass holders

(Pay less than

Rs.12000/-

vi)First Class       One berth in 3-AC                   One seat in AC chair

pass holders                                                       Car.

——————————————————————————————————————————–

 

NOTE: Gold Pass holders are entitled to coupe accommodation even when travelling alone and can also take their family members in the coupe in Rajdhani Express trains.

 (B) ENTITLEMENT TO TRAVEL ON EACH PRIVILEGE AND POST RETIREMENT

            COMPLIMENTARY PASS.

——————————————————————————————————————

STATUS                         RAJDHANI EXPRESS                       SHATABDI EXPRESS

———————————————————————————————————————————

i)Retired                                      Two berths in I-AC                              Two seats in Executive

and serving                     or two berths in 2-AC                          Class or two seats in

Bd. members                   or four berths in 3-AC                         Chair Car.

ii)Serving                         One berth in I-AC (on                          One seat in Executive

officers                                        payment of 1/3rd of                             Class (on payment of

with pay                           difference of fare                     difference of fare

Rs.22400/-                      between I-AC & 2-AC              between Executive

and above                       of Rajdhani)or two                               Class & Second AC of

and retired                       berths in 2-AC or                     Rajdhani)or two seats

officers of                                    four berths in 3-AC                              in chair car.

Equivalent status.

iii)Serving                                    Two berths in 2-AC                             Two seats in Chair Car

officers                                        or four berths in 3-AC

with pay

Rs.14300/-&

above and retired officers

of equivalent status.

iv)Serving                        One berth in 2-AC or two        Two seats in Chair Car

officers with                     berths in 3-AC

pay below

Rs.14300/- and retired

officers of equivalent

status.

v)Other                            -do-                                          -do-

serving and retired

First Class Pass holders.

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NOTE:

i)  In  the case of serving Chairman and Members of  the  Railway Board  travelling on their own privilege passes, the facility  to travel  in I-AC of all trains including Rajdhani Express  and  in         Executive  Class  of  Shatabdi express, without  payment  of  any difference in fares will be admissible not only to themselves and their spouses, but to all members of the family who are  entitled  to  travel  on privilege passes, subject to the  maximum  of  two berths in I-AC or two seats in the Executive Class.  This facility will be available even if the Chairman/Members is not  travelling along  with  them.  Spouses of retired  Chairman/Members  of  the Railway  Board travelling alone on their post retirement  compli-mentary passes would also  be entitled to the facility of travel in I-AC and Executive Class, without payment of any difference in fares.

ii)  For the purpose of item (ii) above, the equivalent status of  retired Railway employees will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 – 31.12.72 with a  basic pay of Rs.3000/- and above officers who retired between 1.1.73  – 31.12.85  with  basic  pay of Rs.3000/-  and  above/officers  who retired  between 1.1.86 -31.12.95 with a basic pay  of  Rs.7300/-  and above.

iii)  For the purpose of item (iii) above, the equivalent  status  will be as follows:-

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 – 31.12.72 with a  basic pay of Rs.1880/- and above   officers who retired between 1.1.73  – 31.12.85  with  basic  pay of Rs.1980/- and  above  officers  who retired  between 1.1.86 – 31.12.95 with a basic pay of  Rs.4500/- and above.

iv)   For the purpose of item (iv) above, the  equivalent  status  will be as follows:

Officers  who retired between 1.7.59-31.12.72 with  a  basic pay below Rs.1880/- officers who retired between 1.1.73-31.12.85 with a basic pay below Rs.1980/- and officers who retired between 1.1.86-31.12.95 with a basic pay below Rs.4500/-.

2.        The Privilege/Post-retirement complimentary pass  holders  will be permitted to travel within the quota  earmarked  for pass  holders by those trains.  Preference will be given  to  the         Duty Pass holders in allotment of berths/seats.

3.        These  instructions should be brought to the notice  of  all concerned.

4.        These  instructions are in supersession of all  earlier  orders issued on this subject.

5.        This  issues  with the concurrence  of  Commercial  and Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

 

RBE No.104/2000       

   Board’s  letter No.E(W)/99  PS  5-1/10  dated 31.5.2000 (RBE No.104/2000).

Sub:     Surrender of Metal Pass by retiring Railway Officers.

…..

Instructions   already   exist  vide   Board’s   letter No.E(W)/89  PS5-1/9 dated 17.2.1992 that retiring officers  shall return the Metal pass, before/at the time of retirement,  failing  which post-retirement complimentary pass shall be forfeited  till  such  time the Metal Pass is surrendered or 3 times the  cost  of the Metal Pass is remitted by the retired Railway Officer.

Instances  have come to the notice of Board  that  Duty Pass (Metal Pass or Card Pass) issued to Railway Officers are not being  surrendered  before/at the time of retirement,  which  has  resulted  in its misuse in some cases.  It has,  therefore,  been  decided by Board that retiring Railway servant shall obtain a “No Objection  Certificate”  from Pass Section and submit it  to  the concerned authorities before his settlement dues are released.

3. In  view of above, Schedule I Part-II of Railway  Servants(Pass)  Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) may be amended  as in Advance Correction Slip No.22 enclosed.

4. In  all other respects, the provision of Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall apply.

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

ADVANCE  CORRECTION SLIP NO.22 TO RAILWAY SERVANTS  (PASS)  RULES

1986 ( 2nd EDITION 1993 )

Insert Note 3 under Note 2 below Schedule I, Part II (Re-numbering the existing Note 3 as 4) as follows:

“It will be the responsibility of the railway servant to surrender his Metal Pass or Duty Card Pass or to pay the penalty therefor if lost, before demitting office on superannuation or otherwise. The railway servant must obtain the “No Objection Certificate” from the Pass Section and submit it to the concerned authorities before his settlement dues are released”.

 

(Authority: Board’s lr.No.E(W)/99 PS 5-1/10 dated 31.5.2000).

 

 

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(W)/89/PS 5-1/9 dated 17.2.1992.

Sub:     Return of Metal Pass by the Retiring Officers.

…..

Instances  have come to the notice of the  Ministry  of Railways,  of Railway Officers not surrendering, at the  time  of retirement, the Metal passes issued to them while in service  for travel on duty.

The  matter  has  been considered by  the  Ministry  of Railways and it has been decided that the following measures  may be  taken  to  eliminate misuse of the Metal  Passes  by  retired officers.

(i)       Officers who have already retired but who have not yet surrendered the Metal Passes issued to them and in  whose cases settlement dues have already been paid, may be directed to return the Metal Passes forthwith. If the Metal Pass is not returned by the retired Officer                  pursuant to the issue of such directions, three times the cost of the Metal Pass, as revised from time to time  may be levied.  In case of non-payment, issue  of post-retirement complimentary passes may be withheld under advice to them, till such time the                   Metal Passes are surrendered or the cost, as referred  to above, is recovered as the case may be.

(ii)     Officers retiring in future may be directed to return the Metal Passes, before/at the time of retirement, failing which the officer may be advised that he would forfeit post-retirement complimentary passes till such time the Metal Passes are surrendered or an amount                  equivalent to three times the cost of the Metal Pass is remitted by the retired Railway Officer.

In  both cases, as above, the invalidity of  the  Metal pass must be suitably notified to all concerned.

3. However,  in  respect of serving employees  who  report  loss  of Metal Pass, the penalty of recovery of the cost  of  the Metal pass may continue to be levied, as hitherto.

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

 

 

 Board’s Lr No.E(LL)/98-HER/9 dt 6.7.2000. 

Sub:     Exemption from the provisions of Railways Act, 1989 in respect of staff operating the

“track machines”.

…..

 

The  Committee on “Machine and Man power Deployment  for Track  Machines on Indian Railways” constituted by this  Ministry has  interalia  recommended that 3 weeks duty roster followed  by one  week continuous rest at headquarters may be adopted for  the staff  deployed on Track Machines, keeping in view  the  peculiar nature of the work involved.

The   Ministry   of   Railways   have   examined    the recommendation and have decided in consultation with the Ministry of  Labour  that  the  staff working on  Track  machines  may  be         rostered to work for a period of 3 weeks at a stretch followed by continuous  rest  for a period of one week at  the  headquarters. The  three week continuous roster will include the actual  period  of journey undertaken from headquarters to the place of work  and back.   The  individuals shall not be employed for more  than  12 hours  on  any day.  In respect of overtime, the  staff  will  be         governed  by the extant instructions under HOER in regard to  the principle of averaging.

The  above instructions will be valid for a  period  of three  years.  This is temporary exemption from the provision  of Railways Act, 1989.

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

 

RBE No.127/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I-2000/TR/12  dated 28.6.2000   (RBE No.127/2000).

Sub:     Inter/Intra Railway own request transfer of TGTs/post Graduate Teachers of Railway School.

One of the Railways has raised  a query as to  whether in  the event of non-availability of suitable  eligible  teachers from  the  lower  grade,  by  way  of  promotion,  requests   for inter/intra-railway  transfer in the categories of TGTs/PGTs  can be entertained or otherwise.

As the Railways are aware, there are no fixed  percent-ages for recruitment and promotion in the categories of PGTs  and TGTs and the practice prevalent in this regard is to fill up  the posts by promotion to the extent serving Teachers with requisite qualifications are available and found suitable and the shortfall, if any, made  good by direct recruitment.  The matter has been examined  by  the Ministry of Railways in this back-ground.  It has  since been decided that requests from TGTs/PGTs for their  inter/intra-railway  transfers on acceptance of bottom seniority in  the  respective  recruitment (basic) grade maybe considered againt  posts which  cannot be filled by promotion for want of suitable  qualified  serving  teachers in the relevant unit  and  are  otherwise necessarily  to  be filled by direct recruitment  from  the  open market. For this purpose the Railways etc may evolve a  suitable         system in case the same does not already exist.

 

 

RBE No.117/2000       

 Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/II/90/RR-2/1  dated  19.6.2000 (RBE No.117/2000)  

Sub:     Recruitment against Cultural Quota – procedure for.

…..

Reference this Ministry’s instructions as  consolidated in Master Circular No.7/90 issued under letter No.E(NG)/II/90/RR-2/1  Master Circular dated 22.10.90 regarding recruitment against         Cultural/Scouts  and Guides quota and qualifications etc.  there-for.

2. The   question  of  streamlining  the   procedure   for recruitment  against Cultural quota has been under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways.  It has now been decided to lay down the following procedure.

(i)       Recruitment  should be done by the Railway  Administration  themselves.

 

(ii)    The Recruitment against the quota should be done by open advertisement following the procedure laid down in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/II/96/RR-1/62 dated17.9.98.

 

(iii)     The educational qualifications for consideration for appointment against the quota will be the same as applicable for recruitment to Group “C” categories.

 

(iv)      The recruitment will be done only in the initial grade of Rs.3050-4590/Rs.3200-4900.

 

(v)       The annual quota for recruitment is as under:

4 per Railway per year

2 per production unit per year.

 

(vi)      Age limits as applicable for recruitment to other equivalent categories shall be followed.

 

(vii)    The following qualifications would apply for recruitment to Group “C” posts against cultural quota.

       

ESSENTIAL:

a)         Educational qualification.  The minimum qualification prescribed for Group “C” recruitment.

 

b)         Possession of degree/diploma/certificate in music/ dance/drama etc. from Govt.recognised institute.

DESIRABLE:

 

c)         Experience in the field and performance given on AIR/Doordarsan etc.

 

d)         Prizes won at National Level.

(viii)   The candidates who apply in response to notification issued and are found eligible for consideration for appointment against Cultural quota should be assessed on the following basis.

(A)       Written test:

 

(Note: The written test will consist 50 marks of objective type questions).

(B)       Assessment of talent in the relevant field on:

 

a)the basis of practical demonstration  35 marks

 

b)Testimonials/prizes etc.              15 marks

TOTAL      100 marks

(ix)      The Recruitment Committee shall consist of three members to be nominated by the General Manager, which will include one SAG Officer from personnel department, second SAG, officer from any other department and an outside member of appropriate standing in the relevant field or a faculty member of any recognised university/cultural institution or a representative from Doordarshan/AIR etc.                  as the third member.

 

(x)       Higher fixation of pay will not be admissible to persons appointed against Cultural quota.

 

(xi)      The persons appointed against Cultural quota to the categories of Clerks will be required to posses proficiency in typing within a period of two years from the date of appointment, and their appointment will be provisional subject to acquiring the  prescribed typing qualification within the                   stipulated period.

 

(Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/98/RR-2/7 dated 3.3.99).

3.        Other  instructions of Recruitment will be the same  as  applicable to recruitment to other equivalent categories.

 

 

RBE No.124/2000

  Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I/99/I/IC2/3  dated 27.6.2000 (RBE No.124/2000)  

Sub:     Incentive to Group “C” employees for acquiring High Technical/professional

qualifications.

 

In   terms  of  the  instructions  contained  in   this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/64/RCI/25 dated 14.5.66, as last  modified  through  its letter No.E(NG)/I/93/IC2/5  dated  2.1.96  and  12.9.97,  and letter No.E(TRG)/94/28/1 dated 17.4.2000,Group  “C” railway  employees  are allowed lumpsum incentive  on  the  scale indicated in the instructions   for    acquiring   higher technical/professional  qualifications as indicated  therein  and the  powers to grant such incentives rest with the heads  of  Departments.

2.  A demand has been raised in PNM/NFIR that the powers to grant incentives maybe delegated to the Divisional Railway Managers(DRMs)  in  order  to expedite disposal of  such  cases. The matter  has been considered by the Board and it has been  decided that,  while the powers to sanction incentive to Group “C”  staff working in the Headquarters offices will continue to be exercised by  HODs in consultation with FA&CAOs, the same may be  exercised  by  DRMs/CWMs in respect of Group “C” staff working in the  Divisions/Workshops  in consultation with  Sr.DAOs/Workshop  Accounts officers.

 

 

 

RBE No.125/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/64  dated28.6.2000

(RBE No.125/2000)  

Sub:     Minimum Educational Qualification for Recruitment of Diesel/Electric Assistants                       in scale Rs.3050-4590.

…..

 

        E(NG)/II/86/         In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s

RC-2/24              Lrs quoted in the margin the minimum educa-

dt.9.1.90              tional qualification for recruitment to the post

6.6.90,                 of Diesel Assistants/Electric Assistants is

25.4.91,               Matriculation or its equivalent under the 10 + 2

20.8.92,               system plus ITI or Act Apprenticeship pass under

E(NG)/II/              the Apprentices Act, 1961 in any of the following

95/RR-1/30         trades.

dt.10.11.95          (i)Fitter (ii)Turner (iii)Machinist (iv)Electrician

& E(NG)/I/90/       (v)Instrument Mechanic (vi)Ref. and Air

PM/7/34(vol.II)     Conditioning mechanic (iv)Milwright/Maintenance

dt.2.9.98              mechanic, (viii)Mechanic (Radio & TV) (ix)Electronics

& 24.8.99.            Mechanic (x) mechanic (Motor Vehicle),

(xi)Wireman and (xii) Tractor Mechanic.

The matter has been considered further and it has been decided that the following three trades may  be added to the list of trades already specified as indicated above.

i) Tool and Die maker

ii) Sheet Metal worker and

 

iii) Armature and Coil Binder.

(This also disposes off Central Railway’s letter No.HPB/706/RT/D/GDCE dated 29.7.99).

 

 

RBE No.123/2000         

Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/-2000/TR/17   dated 26.6.2000 (RBE No.123/2000 )

Sub:     Periodical transfers of Railway employees.

…..

 

        1. E(NG)/II/78/TR/85       In terms of the instructions contained

dated 27.4.79              in the Ministry’s

2. E(NG)/II/78/TR/82       marginally noted letters, Railway

dated 7.2.80                employees holding sensitive posts.

3. E(NG)/I/80/TR/28        including those who frequently come

dated 22,8,80              into contact with public and/or

31,12,81,19.2.86         contractors/suppliers are required

and 16.10.87               to be transferred every four years.

4.  E(NG)/I/87/TR/34      For this purpose, a comprehensive  list

dt.27.9.89 and                 of sensitive posts has also been circu-

17.11.92                      lated.  The thrust of these instructions

5.  E(NG)/I/94/TR/29       is on transfer from one place to another

dt.2.5.95                                  However, when transfer of such employees

6.  E(NG)/I/96/TR/42       to a different place is not possible,

dt.26.11.96                  they are to be shifted to a different

seats in the same place to meet  the

requirement of periodical transfer.

1. E(NG)/I/80/TR/28        2. Instructions also exist vide this

dated 22.1.82               Ministry’s letter quoted in the

19.2.86,16.10.87           margin that Ticket Checking staff as

21.7.88 and 13.4.89     also other staff in mass contact areas,

2. E(NG)/I/92/TR/32/       detected to be indulging in malpractices

JCM(DC) dated            should be sent on inter divisional

10.8.93, 5.5.94 and      transfers as a matter of policy.

29.6.95                                     Besides the staff who have repeatedly

3. E(NG)/I-98/TR/11        figured in substantiated vigilance

dated 30.10.98 and      cases and where penalties have been

2.11.98                                     imposed, are required to be reviewed

at appropriate level and such staff are

also to be transferred on inter- divisional basis.

3. It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that the  extant instructions on periodical transfer are being  interpreted differently by different Railways. The matter has, therefore, been considered by the Board and the position is  clarified in the following paragraphs.

4. The  instructions  for periodical transfer  of  railway employees cover two broad categories of staff:

(i)        (a) The first category includes staff of  the  commercial Department   (such   as  Commercial   Supervisors,   Enquiry-cum-Reservation  Clerks/Booking Clerks, Goods Clerks, parcel  Clerks,         Ticket  Checking staff etc.) and the staff of the  operating  Department (SS/SM/ASMs etc.).

(b) In order to avoid large scale dislocation in the case  of  this category of staff, periodical transfers may, as  far  as  possible, but effected without involving a change of a  residence of the staff concerned, so long as the fundamental objective of such  transfers can be achieved by transferring such staff  to  a different location in the same station to a different station  in the same urban agglomeration.

(c) However,   the   instructions   regarding    inter- divisional/inter-railway transfer of staff detected to be indulging in malpractices or substantiated or vigilance cases  shall continue to be strictly complied with.

(ii)        In the second category, consisting mainly of  staff working  in offices such as pay bill sections,  stores  offices, Accounts  offices,  Fuel Sections, Medical Department  etc.,  who cannot normally be transferred to another place for reasons  like the  seniority unit being different/very small, the office  being localised  etc., a change in seat which will result in  change  in the  nature  of job being performed by the staff, will  meet  the requirements of periodical transfer.

5. In the cases of transfers of office bearers of the  two  recognised  unions  to another place outside the  existing  trade Union jurisdiction, the instructions contained in Railway Board’s letter  No.E(L)/611/E  1-43 dated 31.7.61  shall  be  applicable. Accordingly,  the  proposed periodical transfer,  if  it  involve  change  in  the trade Union jurisdiction may be allowed  to  pend till  the next Selection of the Union office bearers  subject  to  the  maximum  period of one year, provided the  transfer  is  not necessitated earlier under circumstances indicated in para 4(i)(c) above.

 

RBE No.92/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I/98/PM1/43   dated 22.5.2000 (RBE No.92/2000).

Sub:     Constitution of Selection Boards for promotion of Group “C” staff / Amendment to Indian Railway Estt. Manual, Volume I (1989 edition).

…..

In  terms of Para 217(b) of IREM Vol.I  (1989  Edition) selection boards for making recommendation for promotion of Group “C”  staff,  are required to be constituted under the  orders  of General  Managers or HOD or other competent authority  not  lower  than a Divisional Railway Manager.

It has been represented to this Ministry that the above provisions  inter-alia  result in delay in  disposal  of  matters especially in cases where rectification of a panel is called  for  and  the  matter  necessarily requires  reference  to  the  Zonal Hqrs.office.   The matter has been considered by the Ministry  of Railways  who have decided that henceforth Additional  Divisional  Railway Managers (ADRMs), who are in Senior Administrative  grade  and Chief Workshop Managers may also be authorised to  constitute selection Boards.

3. The Indian Railway Establishment Manual may, therefore, be amended as in the ACS No.107 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.107

Chapter  II, Section-8 – Rules governing promotion of  Group  “C”  staff:

In Para 217:

 

Substitute the following for the existing sub-para (b)” “Selection Boards may be constituted under the order of the General Manager or Head of the Department or other competent authority not lower than a Divisional Railway Manager/ Additional Divisional Railway Manager/Chief Workshop Manager”.

 

AUTHORITY; MINISTRY OF RLY’S LR.NO.E(NG)/I/98/PM1/3 DT.22.5.2000.

 

   Board’s  letter  No.2000/H/28/1/RELHS   dated 23.6.2000.

       

Sub:    Retired employees Liberalised Health Scheme.

…..

In  continuation of Board’s letter  No.97/H/28/1  dated 17.5.99  (Para  2.1  (c), it has been decided that  the  rate  of contribution  for RELHS membership applicable to SRPF optees  for  whom Ex-gratia payment has been approved, will also be applicable to their widows.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO PARA  612 OF IRMM 2000

 

Para 612 (A) ‘RELHS 1997′

Sub Para (b) (iii) of para 612 (A) (4) may be corrected  to read as under:

“For SRPF optees: For those SRPF optees or their widows  for whom ex-gratia payment has been approved on the basis of  the  recommendations  of the V CPC, a one time contribution  at  twice         the ex-gratia monthly payment maybe deposited”.

(AUTHORITY; BOARD’S Lr.No.2000/H/28/1 (RELHS) dated 23.6.2000.

 

 

RBE No.107/2000

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)I-2000/PM2/4   dated 8.6.2000 (RBE No.107/2000).

Sub:     Filling up of the posts of Shunting Master/Gr.II in Operating Department – Classification of posts as ‘Selection’ or ‘Non-Selection’ in the V PC scales.

…..

Consequent upon merger of the grades of Shunting  Jamadar and Shunting Master Gr.II in the IV Pay Commission scales  of pay  of Rs.1200-1800 and Rs.1200-2040 respectively into a  single         revised  (V  PC) scales of pay of Rs.4000-6000 with  effect  from  01.01.96, the issue of classification of the posts in the  merged grade  has been under consideration of the Ministry of  Railways.  It has now been decided to keep the classification as under:

———————————————————————————————————————————

Category             Pre-revised                 Existing           Designation                 Revised

scale of pay                 classifi-            and revised                 classifica-

(in Rs.)                        cation              scale of pay                 tion

(in Rs. is

brackets.)

———————————————————————————————————————————

1. Shunting          1200-1800                   Selection         Shunting                      Non-

Jamadar                                                                                   Master Gr.II                  selection

(Rs.4000-6000)

2. Shunting          1200-2040                   —–                  —–                              Non

Master                                                                                                                         selection

Gr.II

 

3. Shunting          1400-2300                   Selection         Shunting                      Selection

Master                                                                                     Master/Gr.I

Gr.I                                                                                          (Rs.5000-8000.)

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RBE No.115/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(D&A)/99  RG6-26   dated 19.6.2000 (RBE No.115/2000).

Sub:  Status of the disciplinary case in the event of Death of the charged official.

…..

The  question  whether the disciplinary  case  initiated against a Railway Servant under the Railway Servants  (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968 could be closed in the event of death  of the charged official during the pendency of the proceedings,  has come  up for consideration of this Ministry on quite a few  occasions in the recent past.  it is clarified that the  disciplinary proceedings  should  be closed immediately on the  death  of  the charged railway servant.

 

RBE No.120/2000        

  Board’s  letter  No.E(Sports)/2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000 (RBE No.120/2000).

Sub:     Revised instructions for recruitment of  Sports persons – Sports Quota, Sports                         norms and Incentives.

…..

In  supersession  of the instructions on  the  above  subject  issued  vide   Railway  Board’s      letter No.E(Sports)/98/Rectt.Policy/2  dated  21.09.1998  the  following  revised instructions will be applicable for recruitment of sports persons.  Besides, the earlier instructions in respect of out  of         turn  promotion, incentives in shape of additional increments  to sports persons and Coaches have been modified and given below:

2. The  Board  have considered  the  matter  regarding  sports requirement on the Railways and have decided that recruitment  both in Group “C” and Group”D” upto 50% of the total  quota  of sports recruitment, including the share of the Railway  Sports promotion  Board pool, would be through talent scouting and  balance 50% would be filled up by advertisements.

 

3. SPORTS QUOTA

       

3.1In the light of the foregoing, the revised  distribution  of quota for recruitment of sports persons in  Group  “C” and  Group  “D” through talent scouting and  open  advertisements will now be as under.

        GROUP’C’

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Railway/PUs               Open Advt.                   Talent Scouting                          Total

Railway/PUs                Rly/PUs                        RSPB’s

quota                              quota                           quota

————————————————————————————————————————–

(A)Central,Eastern         24                                     16                            8                       48

Northern,Southern

South Central,

South Eastern and

Western.

(B)North Eastern and      18                                    12                            6                      36

Northeast Frontier

 

(C)CLW, DLW & ICF       12                                           8                      4                      24

(D)DCW, RCF, W&AP &    5                                         3                      2                      10

Metro Rly,Calcutta.

GROUP ‘D’

(A) Each Division and                 4                                      2                              2                      8

Headquarters of

the Railway.

(B) CLW,DLW,ICF & RDSO  10                                    6                      4                      20

(C) DCW, RCF, W&AP &       5                                     3                      2                      10

Metro Rly.,Calcutta.

(D) Workshops (having the      2                                 1                         -                        3

staff strength of

4000 or more).

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 NOTE:

(1)        The recruitment should be done only in recognised games as per list at the Annexure-I

 

2)        Greater emphasis should be on those games recognised by RSPB which are played mostly by the common people in India and where the Railways have already excelled.

 

(3)       Quota of RSPB’s pool will be operated by RSPB.

3.2.      RECRUITMENT  OF  SPORTS PERSONS IN  SKILLED  CADRE  IN  THE  PRODUCTION UNITS:

3.2.1    The three Production units viz. CLW, DLW & ICF are  permitted to recruit upto eight and RCF, DCW and W&AP are permitted  to recruit  upto  four  sports persons in the  category  of  skilled         Artisans  (in  the initial recruitment grade)  waiving  the  prescribed training period.  This will be within their normal annual quota.  Such recruitment of sports persons against skilled  cadre should  be counted against the 25% direct recruitment of  skilled artisans   vide  Board’s  letter   No.E(NG)/III/78/RC-1/9   dated 24.2.79.

 

  1. MINIMUM NORMS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SPORTSPERSONS

 

4.1              The minimum norms for recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, both for the recruitment through Talent scouting scheme and Open Advertisements, on Railway are indicated below.

 

4.2              Group ‘C’

 

4.2.1    Sportsperson who has represented in any of the games recognised by Railway Sports Promotion Board:

 

(i)                  The country as a member of Junior/Senior team in prestigious International Meets. Such sportspersons must have also medal winning performance in National Championship

or

 

(ii)        Zonal teams within the country and the team should have obtained at least 3rd position in Inter-Zonal Championships at All India level. The only exceptions will be for games like Hockey, Football, Volleyball, Basketball and Kabaddi, where 4th position will also be taken into consideration.

 

Or

 

(iii)               a State or equivalent unit in National Championships whether in Senior or Junior section and obtained at least 3rd position in individual events or atleast 4th position in team games.

 

Or

 

(iv)              a University in All India Inter-University Championships (organised under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities) and should  have obtained atleast second position in individual events or atleast third position in team games.

 

Or

 

(v)                a State School team in National School Games for Schools (conducted under the aegis of All Indian School Games Federations) and should have obtained the first position both in individual or team games.

 

Or

 

(vi)              sportsperson who was a member of a team securing first or second position at the Federation Cup.

 

4.2.2.   NOTE

 

(a)               Performance in Indian Style wrestling will not be taken into account for recruitment purpose.

(b)               In Cricket(Men) players who have participated in Ranji Trophy(Knock-out stage, at least in quarter-finals stage in M.A.Chidambaram Trophy and Rest of India will also be eligible in addition to the norms listed above.

(c)               In Table Tennis and Badminton, players with current All India Ranking upto 16 in Seniors and upto 8 in Juniors will also be eligible. In the case of Tennis, players with current All India Ranking upto 10 in seniors and upto  8 in Juniors will also be eligible. The ranking for the purpose of recruitment will be current Annual Ranking.

(d)               In Golf, I.G.U.ranked players  from 1-25 ( order of Merit/Amateur Merit  list) will also be eligible for recruitment to Group ‘C’.

(e)               For recruitment purpose, (norms under para 4.2.1(iii) ) only Sr.National, Jr.National will be taken into consideration, National Games, Rural Meets, Festival Meets and other siminlar tournaments will not be considered.

 

4.3              Group ‘D’

 

Sportsperson concerned should have represented at District in Junior/Senior State Championship and obtained atleast 3rd position either in individual or team events.

 

Or

 

Sportsperson concerned should have represented State School/University/State Junior or Senior Team in National School Games/Inter University Championships Junior or Senior National Championships except Marathon and Cross Country. In such case obtaining of a position need not be insisted upon.

 

4.4       For recruitment in Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ both under Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, the above achievements should be in the immediate preceding 2 years for the Talent

Scouting Scheme and immediate preceding 3 years for the recruitment through open advertisements and the sportsperson should be an active player.

 

4.5        In the case of recruitment in  Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ through Talent Scouting preference should be given to sportspersons having higher levels of achievements within the prescribed sports norms as laid down in para 4.2 and 4.3 above.

 

  1. AGE LIMIT

 

5.1              Talent Scouting

 

5.1.1        The age limit for recruitment through talent scouting scheme will be 18-25 years both for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories.

5.1.2        The lower and upper age relaxation for recruitment of sportspersons through Talent Scouting will be granted only by the Board.

 

 

5.2              Open Advertisement

 

5.2.1        The age limit for recruitment through Open advertisement  will also be 18-25 years both for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories. No relaxation in lower or upper age limit will be permissible in such recruitments.

 

  1. Educational Qualification

 

6.1              Talent Scouting

 

6.1.1        Sportspersons recruited through Talent Scouting Scheme process the minimum educational qualificational as application to the post in which he/she is appointed. However, in cases where he/she does not possess the minimum educational qualification, he/she may be appointed with the approval of Railway Board, by relaxing the educational qualification norms subject his/her acquiring the minimum qualfication within a period of three years from the date of such appointments.

 

6.2              Open Advertisement

 

6.2.1        No relaxation in minimum educational qualification will be permissible in recruitments through Open Advertisements.

 

  1. Procedure for Recruitment

 

7.1              Talent Scouting

 

7.1.1.   Appointments against sports quota in Group C category under Talent Scouting should be given only after trials except when the sportspersons have represented the Country in recent prestigious International   Meets in the team games or in the Individual events. Such sportspersons must have also a medal winning performance at National Level in a recent Sr/Jr.National Championship. If any sportsperson has obtained upto third position in the individual event at the Senior  National Level concluded in the last three/four months, no trials will be necessary.  However,  in team games, trial is necessary.

 

7.1.2.      In respect of appointments in Group  ‘D’  against Talent Scouting, it should be given only after trials except in the case of sportspersons  have obtained 1st postion in recent Sr. State Championships.

 

7.1.3.      For the purpose of trials for recruitment both in Group C & D through Talent Scouting, a trial Committee may be nominated by the President of concerned Sports Association Headquarters level and by DRM  at Divisional level.  The Committee will comprise of  3 officials with experience of  Sports including one JAG officer, a sports officer and a Coach of that particular sports discipline in which recruitment is to be done.  The trials should be conducted in the presence of all the 3 members of the Trial Committee.

 

7.2              Open Advertisements

7.2.1        The recruitment of sportspersons by open advertisements will be done in terms of detailed instructions and guidelines  contained in Board’s letter No. E[Sports]98/Rectt.Policy/2 dated 13-11-1998, with the following modification of para 2.2.[i] , 2.3 [i] & 2.4 of the said letter.

 

[a]        The age limit for recruitment of sportspersons against open advertisement quota will be 18-25 years.

 

[b]        The Recruitment Committee for recruitment to Group C posts will consist of 3 members of the rank of SAG, to be nominated with the approval of competent authority.  The same committee may be nominated for recruitment to Group-D posts also at Headquarters level.  However, for recruitment to Group -D posts at Divisional level, the conditions stipulated in para – 2.4 of Board’s letter dt. 13-11-98 will remain.  Further inclusion of Members of SC/ST/OBC in the Selection Committee for recruitment against sports quota will not be necessary as clarified in Board’s letter No. E[Sports]98/Rectt.Policy/2 dated 23-3-2000.

 

7.2.2.      The instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[Sports]98/Rectt.Policy/2 dated  11-12-98, regarding distribution of marks for the selection of sportspersons through Open Advertisements are modified as under:

 

Trial                                                                 40

Interview:

a) Assessment of  Sports achievements                   50

b) Educational qualification                             10

———–

Total                100

———–

 

Note

 

Trials should be conducted  in the presence of all 3 members of the Recruitment Committee. The interview of successful candidates should invariably held on the same day just after the trial or at the most next day of the trial.

 

7.2.3.      FEE

 

The processing fee for recruitment of sportspersons in Group C and  D through open advertisements will be equivalent to the examination fee as prescribed for recruitment through RRBs from time to time.

 

  1. Fixation of Pay – Talent Scouting:

 

8.1.            Board have decided that the Railways/Pus will have power to fix the pay at the time of initial recruitment of outstanding sports persons through Talent Scouting with additional increments as follows:

 

Sl.No. Grade Fixation of pay at initial recruitment.
1(a) 2550-3200    Rs.2960 Sportspersons having Gold Medal winning performance at Sr.State level or more achievements.
(b) 2610-3540     Rs.3090 -do-
2(a) 3050-4590     Rs.3425

(5 increments)

Rs.3650

(8 increments)

Rs.3875

(11 increments)

Rs.4350

17 increments)

Gold Medal winning performance in National or All India Inter-University.

Bronze/Silver Medal Winning performance in Sr.National.

 

Gold Medal winning performance in Sr.National.

 

Performance better than above.

(b) 3200-4900 Benefit of higher fixtion be given same number of addl.increments on same performance as in the case of item No.2(a).
3(a) 4000-6000 Rs.4400

(4 increments)

 

 

 

 

Rs.4700

(7 increments)

 

Rs.5200

(12 increments)

 

Rs.5700

(17 increments)

Consistent Medal winning performance in Sr.National atleast one Gold at one occasion or participation in Jr.International with upto 3rd position in individual event/upto 4th position team games.

 

 

 

Consistent Gold Medal winning performance in Sr.National or in Jr.International, upto 2nd position in individual event/upto 3rd position in team games.

If sportsperson has represented the country in Sr.International Meets in addition to the consistent Gold Medal winning performance in Sr.National.

If sportspersons has represented the country more than once/medal winning performance in Sr.International meet provided one has gold medal winning performances at Sr.National level as well.

 

(b) 4500-7000 Both the grades 4000-6000 and 4500-7000 are the next higher grade to the grade Rs.3050-4590. It is upto the sportspersons whether he/she joins as Sr.TC (4000-6000) or as Sr.Clerk (4500-7000). Benefit of higher fixation be given with same number of addl.increments on the same performance as in the case of item No.3 above (4000-6000).

 

8.2

As regards recruitment in intermediate grade for which approval is to be sought the Board, the Railways/Pus may observe the following guidelines while sending proposals to the Board.

 

Sl.No. Grade   Fixation at initial Recruitment.
1(a) 4000-6000 Rs.4400

(4 increments)

Same achievements as mentioned above under Para 8.1.(3(a)
    Rs.4700

(7 increments)

-do-
    Rs.5200

(12 increments)

-do-
    Rs.5700

(17 increments)

-do-
(b) 4500-7000   Same achievements as indicated above in para 8.1(3b)
  5000-8000 Rs.5900 Consistent medal winning performance in International meets apart from the consistent Gold medal winning performance at Sr.National level.
    Rs.6500 In addition to above, consistent performance in Sr.International meets, atleast with one Gold medal.
  5500-9000 Rs.5850 Consistent Gold medal winning performance in International meets in addition to consistent Gold medal winning performance at Sr.National level.
    Rs.6375 Consistent Gold medal winning performance in Sr.International meets on more than two occasions and also consistent Gold medal winning performance at Sr.National level.
  6500-10500 Rs.7500 This grade may be given to only really outstanding sports persons who have won number of medals in International level including Asian Games, Common Wealth Games etc./who have secured upto 4th position in Olympic Games.
    Rs.8100 Medal winning performance in Olympic Games.

 

8.3              FIXATION OF PAY ON RECRUITMENT THROUGH OPEN ADVERTISEMENTS

 

8.3.1        Normally the fixation of pay of the Sportspersons recruited through open advertisements will be at the minimum of the scale.  However, the Selection Committees can recommend fixation at higher stage for outstanding performance observing the same guidelines as are for the fixation of initial stage in Talent Scouting recruitment given in para 8.1 above subject to the higher stage.

 

Scale of pay Fixation permitted upto
Goupd’D’  
Rs.2550-3200 Rs.2960/-
Rs.2610-3540 Rs.3090/-
Group’C’  
Rs.3050-4590 Rs.3875/-
Rs.3200-4900 Rs.3880/-
Rs.4500-7000 Rs.4875/-

 

  1. INCENTIVE

 

9.1.            Excellence in International Meets.

 

9.1.1        International meets will be categorised as under for award of additional increments:

 

Category’A’      Olympic Games

Category’B’     World Championships, World Cup, Asian Games

Category ‘C’    Common Wealth Championships, Commonwealth Games, Asian
Championships.

 

9.1.2        Grant of incentives for medal winning performance in Olympics – category-A will be considered on merits on receipt of results. For medal winning performances in other International events irrespective of the sportsperson winning Gold/Silver/Bronze medal, upto three increments in games falling in Category-B, upto two increments for those coming in category C may be granted by Board. These increments will, however, be in addition to those if any, granted on the performance in national events.

 

9.2              Excellence at National Level.

 

i)                    Two increments for Gold Medal winning performance during the National Championships.

ii)                   One increment if found justified for silver or bronze medal winning performance during the national Championships.

 

Note:    The above increments may be granted by Railways on the advice of Railway Sports Promotion Board.

 

9.3              Additional Increment to Coaches.

 

9.3.1.      It has been decided that performance of all coaches attached to Indian Railways team will be reviewed once in a calendar year and the Coaches who render exemplary service and contribute to the good performances of Indian Railways teams may be granted a cash award of Rs.10,000 or one additional increment subject to a maximum of five (5) increments in Service career.  The awards/increments to Coaches will, however, be granted only with the approval of the Railway Board.

 

9.4              Out of Turn Promotion.

 

9.4.1        Board, have also decided that first out of turn promotion may be given to the truly oustanding sportspersons by the General Managers based on the following criteria.

 

9.4.2        Within Group ‘C

 

a)                  Sportspersons who represented the country in International prestigious meets and perform creditably i.e. medal performance or represented Railways in the National meets in three occasions with medal winning performance in each meet.

b)                   the sportspersons should have put in three years service in the existing grade, where relaxation of this limit is required, the case is to be referred to the Railway Board.

c)                  Not more than one out of turn promotion will be given by the Railway Administrations; and

d)                  As far as possible, the out of turn promotion should be to a Grade where there is a direct   recruitment quota and his promotion should be counted against direct recruitment quota. The General Manager will, however, have discretion.

 

 

9.5              Second out of turn promotion.

 

A second and subsequent out of turn promotion which is to be recommended in really outstanding and deserving cases, is to be granted at Railway Board’s level only if any sportsperson.

 

a)                  represents the country in International prestigious Meets such as Olympic Games, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games Asian Championships, Commonwealth Championships etc. after 1st/previous out of turn promotion and performs outstandingly or

b)                  represents Railways on 5 occasions after 1st/previous out of turn promotion in National and gives medal winning performance in each meet.

 

9.5.1        Higher fixation on out of turn promotion.

 

In cases of out of turn promotion, the pay may be fixed at higher stage taking into consideration the sports achievements and the present pay of the concerned sportspersons. The higher fixation will be given by Railway Board.

 

9.6.            Promotion from Group ‘D’ to Group’C

9.6.1        Board have decided that sportspersons recruited in Group ‘D’ categories may be considered for promotion on out of turn basis if

 

a)                  during the course of their sports career on the Railways they fulfill the current norms for recruitment in Group ‘C’ category subject to the minimum educational qualification being fulfilled. OR

b)                  they represent Railways in the national Championships on two occasions subject to the minimum education qualification being fulfilled.

 

NOTE:

 

(1)               If a Sportsperson acquires the sports norms as per (a) or (b) above but does not possess the minimum educational qualification, the Railway Administration may recommend such promotion case for relaxation to the Board.  Such cases will be considered by the Board with the proviso that he/she has to acquire the required minimum educational qualification within a period of three years from the date of such promotion.

 

(2)               If the sportsperson promoted in accordance with Note (1) above, is not able to acquire the minimum educational qualification within three years he would be reverted to the original grade.  However, in exceptional cases where the promoted sportsperson continues to excel  at the National level and/or participates in international event, the case may be referred to Board with GM’s approval for relaxation of minimum educational qualification norms/extension in time limit.

 

9.6.2.      Such an out of turn promotion of sportspersons from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ will not be considered as out of turn promotion for the purpose of counting of out of turn promotions.  Similarly, for such an out of turn promotion, the condition regarding minimum period of service also need not be insisted upon.

 

10.       Maintenance of Recruitment Records.

 

For maintenance of the papers relating to recruitment against sports quota, the guidelines prescribed for maintenance of records for recruitments through RRBs may be adopted.

 

11      In case any of the Railways/Units have already made some recruitments during the current year in terms of the earlier instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(Sports)98/Rectt.Policy/2 dated 21.9.98, they will ensure that the total recruitments both in Group C and D do not exceed the total quota earmarked to them as per para-3 above.

 

  1. These instructions shall be applicable with immediate effect.

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

LIST OF DISCIPLINES RECOGNISED BY RSPB

1. Acquatics (Men,Women only in Diving)
2. Athletics (Men & Women)
3. Badminton (Men & Women)
4. Ball Badminton  
5. Basketball (Men & Women)
6. Billiards & Snooker  
7. Body Building  
8. Boxing  
9. Bridge  
10. Chess (Men & Women)
11. Cricket (Men & Women)
12. Cross Country (Men & Women)
13. Cycling (Men &n Women)
14. Football  
15. Gold  
16. Gymnastics (Man & Women)
17. Hockey (Men & Women)
18. Kabaddi (Men & Women)
19. Powerlifting  
20. Shooting (Men & Women)
21. Table Tennis (Men & Women)
22. Tennis  
23. Volleyball (Men & Women)
24. Weightlifting (Men & Women)
25. Wrestling  

 

 

 

 

RBE No.126/2000  

Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/II/2000/RC-2/13  dated  28.6.2000 (RBE No.126/2000)  

Sub:     Clarification as to whether 3% reservation for person with disabilities could be with                   reference to identified posts only or to the total sanctioned strength in the cadre.

…..

Further  to  Board’s letter  No. E(NG)/II/85/RC-2/74  dated 26.6.86 circulating a copy of DOP&T’s OM No.36035/17/85-Estt. (SCT) dated  1.4.86  a  copy  of  OM  No.36035/4/99  Estt.(Res)   dated 29.3.2000 received from the Ministry of Personnel, Public  Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training), on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and guidance.

Accordingly,  3%  of the vacancies would  continue  to  be reserved  for  persons or class of persons with  disability  with reference  to  total strength of the cadre in Group “C”  and  “D” posts  as  per  the  instructions  issued  vide  Board’s   letter No.E(NG)/II/85/RC-2/74 dated 26.6.86, keeping in view the  provisions of Section 72 of the PWD Act.  However, in so far as  Group A and B posts are concerned, 3% reservation as laid down in terms of  DOP&T’s  O.M.No.36035/16/91-Estt (SCT)  dated  18.2.97  (copy enclosed) would be with reference to only the identified posts in a cadre in accordance with Section 33 of the said Act and not the total strength of a cadre.

…..

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS, DEPARTMENT

OF  PERSONNEL  AND  TRAINING NEW  DELHI’s  letter  No.36035/4/99-

Estt(Res) dated the 25th March, 2000.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:     Clarification as to whether 3% reservation for persons with disabilities would be with reference to identified posts only or to the total sanctioned strength in the                  cadre.

…..

 

The  undersigned is directed to invite a reference to  this Department’s   O.M.No.36035/17/85-Estt(SCT)   dated   01.04.1986, according  to  which 3% of the vacancies are required to be          reserved  for Physically handicapped persons in Group “C”  and  “D” posts  with  reference to total strength of the  cadre.  However, according  to  the instructions contained  in  this  Department’s         O.M.No.36035/16/91-Estt. (SCT) dated 18.02.1997, 3% of the vacancies are  required  to be reserved for persons  with  disabilities  in Group  A and B posts with reference to the identified posts in  a         cadre.

A question has been raised as to whether the percentage  of vacancies not less than 3 are required to be reserved for persons or  class of persons with reference to the total strength of  the         establishment  in each Ministry/Department/Office or only in  the posts  identified for each disability, subject of course  to  the exemption of any establishment from the provisions of the Act, if felt necessary.

The  matter  has  been examined in  consultation  with  the Ministry of Law, Department of Legal Affairs.  In accordance with the  clarification  given by the Ministry, 3%  of  the  vacancies  would  continue  to be reserved for persons or class  of  persons with disability with reference to total strength of the cadre  in Group  C  and D posts as per the instructions  issued  vide  this  Department’s   O.M.No.36035/17/85-Estt (SCT)   dated   01.04.1986 keeping in view the provisions of the Section 72 of the PWD  Act.  However,  in  so  far as Group A and B posts  are  concerned,  3% reservation   as  laid  down  in  terms  of   this  Department’s O.M.No.36035/16/91-Estt(SCT)  dated 18.2.1997 which  were  issued after  the provisions of PWD Act came into force, would  be  with reference  to only the identified posts in a cadre in  accordance  with  Section 33 of the said Act and not the total strength of  a  cadre.

All the Ministries/Departments, etc. are requested to bring the  instructions on pre-page to the notice of all the  heads  of  Departments  and appointing authorities under their  control  for  necessary compliance.

                                              sd/-(P.Kumar)

                                        Dy.Secretary to the Govt.of India

 

…..

DEPARTMENT  OF  PERSONNEL  AND TRAINING  MINISTRY  OF  PERSONNEL,

PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSION New Delhi’s LETTER  NO.36035/16/91-

Estt (SCT) dated 18th February, 1997.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:     Reservation for the physically handicapped persons in Group A&B  posts/services under the Central Government.

…..

The  undersigned is directed to state that Section 33  of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 provides that Government         shall  appoint in every establishment such percentages of  vacancies not less than 3% for persons or class of persons with  disability  of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons  suffering  from

i) Blindness or low vision

ii) hearing impairment

iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.

in the pots identified for each disability.

With the enactment of this law, the reservation to  Physically  handicapped  stood extended to identified Group  A  and  B posts filled through Direct Recruitment.

For, effecting the reservation for Physically  Handicapped in Group A and B posts, a separate register of 100 points will be maintained in each identified post filled through Direct Recruitment in which point No.33, 67 and 100 will be reserved for Physically  Handicapped.  Each Head of Department may start the  point No.33  with  any  category of disability.  However,  it  must  be ensured  that there is proper rotation of reservation  among  the categories  of  disabilities if the post is identified  for  more than  one  category  of disability.  The  Physically  handicapped persons appointed under reservation provided for them as per  the point in the above mentioned register should be placed in  appropriate category, viz. SC/ST/General candidates depending upon the category to which they belong in the reservation roster.  This is because  the  utilisation  of the reservation point  will  be  in  accordance  with the printicples of interlocking of vertical  and horizontal  reservations laid down in the Suprme Court  judgement in  Indira Sawhney’s case (W.P.No.93C of 1990).  The  reservation for SC/ST/OBCs, which is additive, is called vertical reservation and the reservation for Physically handicapped persons is  termed as Horizontal reservation.  The horizonal reservation cuts across         the  vertical reservation (what is called inter-locking  reservation) and the person selected against the physically  handicapped  quota  will have to be paced in the appropriate category i.e.  if he belongs to SC category.

It  may  also be mentioned that with a  view  to  properly identifying  the  Group  A and B posts  considered  suitable  for reservation,  and  also  to review  the  identification  done  in 1986,(vide  this Department’s  O.M.No.36034/4/86-Estt(SCT)  dated 25.11.86)  in the light of subsequent experience, an expert  committee  is  proposed to be set up shortly, orders  on  this  will follow.

All the Ministries/Departments, are requested to bring the above  instructions to the notice of all the Heads of  Department and  appointing  authorities under their  control  for  necessary         compliance.

 

                                              sd/- ( Y. G. Prasad )

                                        Director

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RBE No.103/2000   

Board’s  letter   No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/15   dated  30.5.2000 (RBE No.103/2000)  

Sub:     Recruitment in Group “D” category on the Railways of the staff working in quasi-administrative offices/organizations connected with Railways.

…..

Attention is invited to Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/95/RR-1/40  dated 11.6.97, wherein it was  laid  down that  the  staff working in the quasi-administrative  offices  or  organizations  connected with the Railways, will henceforth  have to compete along with other eligible candidates for  recruitment to  the Railway services  as and when notifications for  recruitment to Group “D” posts etc. are issued by the Railways/RRBs.

A  demand had been raised by both the recognised  staff federations that those  staff  of   quasi-administrative offices/organizations  who  were working in these offices  as  on 10.6.97 should be considered for absorption in Railway  services, as   was   being  done  earlier  in  terms  of   Board’s   letter  No.E(NG)/III/77/RR-1/5 dated 26.8.77.

The  matter has been considered by the Board,   It  has now been decided that, as a one time relaxation, the Railways may consider  absorption of only those staff of  quasi-administrative         offices/organizations who were on roll continuously for a  period of  at  least three years as on 10.6.97, and are still  on  roll, subject  to fulfillment of prescribed  educational  qualification required  for recruitment to Group “D” posts.  Such staff  should have been engaged within the prescribed age limit.  Such  absorption should be resorted to only after exhausting the list of  ex-casual labour borne on the live, casual Labour  Registers/Supplementary  Live  Casual Labour Registers.  The  Units/Bodies  whose staff are proposed to be absorbed in this manner and their  total number  should  however be first intimated to the Board  and  the process  should  be  undertaken  only  after  Board’s  clearance.          Proposals  sent to the Board for such clearance should  have  the  personal approval of the General Manager.

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RBE No.112/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(W)/99 PS 5-1/52 dated  16.6.2000  (RBE No.112/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Special (Complimentary) Passes to Non-Railwaymen – Powers of General Managers.

…..

It has been brought to the notice of the Board that in the absence of any provision in the Pass Rules regarding  General Manager’s  power to issue Special Pass to non-Railwaymen in  connection  with train working like trial runs etc., all such  cases have to be referred to the Railway Board for sanction which sometimes  result  in avoidable delays.  Earlier, para 1515  of  IREM (1968 Edition) had authorised General Managers to issue passes to non-Railwaymen in connection with train working.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board and  it has  been decided to empower General Managers to issue passes  of  appropriate  class  to non-railwaymen in  connection  with  train         working like trial runs etc.

3 In  view of the above, Schedule 7  of  the  Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 be amended as per the Advance Correction Slip No.25 (enclosed).

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

ADVANCE  CORRECTION SLIP NO.25 TO RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS)  RULES,

1986 ( 2ND EDITION, 1993 ).

Add the following as item No.39 in Schedule VII (Special Pass)

(39) Non-Railwaymen: GM may issue passes of appropriate class in  connection with train working like trial runs etc.

AUTHORITY: Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)/99/PS 5-1/52 dated 16.6.2000.

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RBE No.102/2000       

   Board’s  letter   No.E(W)/97/WE-1/13   dated 29.5.2000 (RBE No.102/2000).

Sub:     Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme for Subscribers to SRPF.

…..

Vide  this Ministry’s letter  No.E(W)/97/WE-1/13  dated 20.10.1998 maximum additional amount payable under Deposit Linked Insurance  Scheme  was  revised to  Rs.60,000/-    The  slabs  of minimum  balance  to be maintained by Railway Servants  in  their SRPF  accounts  under the Scheme were also revised  through  this letter.

Queries  have been received as to whether  the  revised instructions  are  effective from the date of  issue  of  Board’s letter  i.e.  20.10.98  or from a retrospective  date,  and  also  whether  the  existing and revised instructions are  to  continue simultaneously for some period in order to extend the benefit  of the  existing scheme to those subscribers who do not fulfill  the  revised conditions.

It  is hereby clarified that the  revised  instructions issued  under  Board’s  letter  dated  20.10.1998  are  effective from 25.4.1998.

It has also been decided that pre-revised scheme  which existed  before  issue of Board’s letter dated  20.10.1998  shall apply in cases of death of subscribers on or before 30.5.2000 and         to whom the revised scheme does not apply.

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

 

RBE No.80/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/96/PS  5-9/1   dated 20.6.2000 (RBE No.80/2000).

Sub:     Revised entitlement of Kit pass on transfer /retirement.

…..

Consequent upon the revision of Pay Scales on the  basis of recommendations of the V Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements to Kit Pass on  transfer/retirement         has  been  under consideration of Ministry of  Railways  (Railway Board).

2.  It  has now been decided that the  entitlement  in  the revised scales of pay under RS(RP) Rules, 1997 shall be as under:

(i)       Employees Appointed to Railway Service prior to 1.5.76.

Group “A” “B” “C” & “D”

There  shall be no change in the existing  entitlements to  Kit passes of Group “A””B” “C”and “D” employees appointed  to Railway service prior to 1.5.76.  However, the Group”A”, “B”  and         “C” employees will be entitled to 8 % of the admissible amount of Composite Transfer Grant and Group “D” employees will be entitled to 90% of the admissible amount of composite transfer grant under separate  orders  issued by the Ministry of  Railways.   But,  if these employees opt for transportation of their personal  effects on  the  same scales as admissible to post 1.5.76  appointees  to Railway  Service,  as prescribed in (ii) below, by a  mode  other than  VPU, they will be entitled to the full amount of  Composite Transfer Grant as regulated under separate orders.

(ii)       Employees  appointed to Railway Service  on  or  after 1.5.76.

a) Railway Servants        Full 4-wheeler wagon plus one 4-wheeler

drawing a pay of              wagon for Motor Car

Rs.16,400 and above                  or

6,000 kgs by goods train plus one 4-

wheeler wagon for Motor Car

or

One container (40 Feet EU) or Two con

tainers (20 feet EU)(including cost of

door-to-door movement of container)

plus one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car.

or

One VPU by Passenger carrying train

subject to cut of 20% in the admissible

amount of composite transfer grant if

25% if a car is  carried in the VPU and

of 25% if car is not carried

b) Railway Servants        Full 4-wheeler wagon plus one four

drawing Rs.8000 and                  wheeler wagon for Motor Car

above but less than

Rs..16400/-                     or

6000 kgs by goods train plus one

4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car.

or

One container (1 TEU)(including cost of

door-to-door movement of container)

plus one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car.

or

One VP/VPU by Passenger carrying trains

subject to cut of 20% in the admissible

amount of Composite Transfer Grant if

a Car is carried in the VPU and of 25%

If car is not carried.

(c) Railway servants       3000 kgs of luggage by goods train plus

drawing Rs.6500 and                  one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car or

above but less than         one Motor Cycle/Scooter by Goods Train.

Rs.8000/-

(d)Railway servants        1500 kgs of luggage plus one Motor

drawing Rs.4100 and                  Cycle/Scooter/Moped/Bicycle by goods

above but less than         train

Rs.6500.

*(e)Railway servants     1000 kgs of luggage plus one Motor

drawing pay below          Cycle/Scooter/Moped/Bicycle by goods

Rs.4100                          train.

* such of those employees as are in receipt of a revised pay

of Rs.3350/- p.m. and above, may also be permitted to

transport 1500 kgs of personal effects.

NOTES

(A)   A pass for carrying a dog may also be issued in all cases  from (a) to(e)above.

 

(B) In regard to employees appointed on or after 1.5.1976  belonging to all Groups, free transportation of House hold effects upto the specified limits, as laid down above, may be permitted by passenger carrying/parcel trains provided there is adequate capacity for such movement and the earning potential of the Railways does not get affected.

 

 

3. In view of the above, Schedule 1 (Duty Pass) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.23 enclosed.

4. In all other respects, the provisions of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 will apply.

5. This issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Board’s office.

ADVANCE  CORRECTION SLIP NO.23 TO RAILWAY  SERVANTS(PASS)  RULES,

1986 (2ND EDITION).

The existing provisions of Schedule I governing  entitlement of Kit Passes to Group “A”, “B”, “C” and “D” Railway employees may be deleted and the following may be incorporated.

(i)        Officers appointed to Railway service prior to 1.5.76

Group “A” & “B”

(a)   Two wagons by Goods Train, one Motor Wagon (4-wheeler) and one cattle wagon/horse box

 

or

One Motor and Parcel Van (8 wheeler) by Passenger train and one cattle wagon/horse box.

 

Or

 

One Motor Wagon (4-wheeler) and one wagon by goods train and one Cattle wagon/horse box to the transferred station and one wagon to any other station or from any other station to the transferred station not exceeding the distance between the old station and the transferred station.

(b) A Pass for carrying a dog.

Group “C”

(a)   One wagon by goods train and one motor wagon or horse  box or cattle wagon.

 

(b) A pass for carrying a dog

Group “D’

(a)   A kit pass for carrying 10 quintals of luggage provided that  where the competent authority is satisfied that the railway servant is in possession of more luggage he may be allowed a kit pass for carrying a higher quantity of luggage upto  a wagon by goods train.

 

(b) A pass for carrying a dog.

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NOTE:

The  Group”A” “B” and “C” employees appointed to Railway  Service prior to 01.05.1976 will, however, been entitled only to 80% of the admissible  amount of Composite Transfer Grant and the Group  “D” employees  will be entitled only to 90% of the admissible  amount of  Composite Transfer Grant.  If the pre 01.05.1976 entrants  to Railway  Service exercise an option for transportation  of  their  personal effects at the same scale and subject to be same  conditions  as applicable to the post 01.05.1976 entrants, by  a  mode other than a VPU, they will be entitled to full amount of Compos-        ite Transfer Grant as regulated under separate orders.

(ii) Employees appointed on or after 01.05.1976.

(a) Railway servants       Full 4-wheeler wagon plus one 4-wheeler

drawing a pay of              wagon for Motor car

Rs.16400 and above          or

6000 kgs by goods train plus one

4-wheeler wagon or Motor Car.

or

One container (40 feet EU) or two

containers (20 feet EU) (including cost

of door to door movement of container)

plus one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car.

or

One VPU by passenger carrying train

subject to cut of  20% in the admissible

amount of composite transfer grant if a

car is carried in the VPU and of 25% if

car is not carried.

(b)Railway servants        Full 4-wheeler wagon plus one four

drawing Rs.8000             wheeler wagon for Motor car.

and above but less                      or

than Rs.16400                6000 kgs by goods train plus one 4-wheeler

wagon for Motor Car.

or

One container (1 TEU) including cost of

door-to-door movement of container) plus

one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car.

or

One VP/VPU by passenger carrying trains

subject to cut of 20% in the admissible

amount of composite transfer grant if a

car is carried in the VPU and of 25% if

car is not carried.

(c)Railway servants        3000 kgs of luggage by goods train plus

drawing Rs.6500/-          one 4-wheeler wagon for Motor Car or one

and above but                Motor Cycle/scooter by Goods train.

less than Rs.8000/-

(d)Railway servants         1500 kgs of luggage plus one Motor Cycle/

drawing Rs.4100/-          Scooter/Moped/Bicycle by goods train.

and above but less

than Rs.6500/-

* (e)Railway servants     1000 kgs of luggage plus one motor cycle

drawing pay below          scooter/Moped/Bicycle by goods train.

Rs.4100/-.

* Such of those employees as are in receipt of a revised pay

of Rs.3350/- p.m. and above, may also be permitted to

transport 1500 kgs of personal effects.

NOTES:

(a) A pass for carrying a dog may also be issued in all cases from (a) to (e) above.

 

(b) In regard to employees appointed on or after 01.05.1976 belonging to all Groups, free transportation of household effects upto the specified limits, as laid down above, maybe permitted by passenger carrying/parcel trains provided there is adequate capacity for such movement and the earning potential of the Railways does not get effected.

AUTHORITY: Board’s Lr.No.E(W)/96 PS5-9/1 dated 1.6.2000.

RBE No.131/2000       

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)/I-99/PM10/10 dated  6.7.2000 (RBE No.131/2000).

Sub:     Promotion of Laboratory staff in the Medical Department -Qualification regarding.

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Reference  instructions  contained in  this  Ministry’s letter      No.PC-V/98/I/11/18(pt)     dated     17.8.98 and PC/V/97/1/11/25(2)  dated 13.7.99 regarding introduction of  additional  pay  scales of Laboratory staff  and  qualifications  for  recruitment and promotion.

The question of further relaxing the qualification  as prescribed for promotion to grades beyond the grade of Rs.5000-8000 in  the cadre of laboratory Supdt in the Medical  Department  has been  considered  by the Ministry of Railways pursuant  to  staff side  demand in this regard in the DC/JCM.  It has  been  decided  that:

(i)       Lab Supdt. in grade Rs.5000-8000 having the qualification of Matriculation with Science +                  DMLT with 7years service in the grade Rs.5000-8000 may also be considered eligible for promotion                  to the post of Lab.Supdt Grade II in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000.

ii)       Staff so promoted to grade Rs.5500-9000 with relaxed qualification will be eligible for promotion to the next higher grade of Lab Supdt Gr.I in scale Rs.6500-10500 only after they have completed a minimum service of 5 years in the grade Rs.5500-9000.

iii)      For promotion to the highest Group “C” posts of Chief Lab Supdt in scale Rs.7450-11500 in the cadre, only persons with the qualification of B.Sc. with Bio-Chemistry/Micro Biology/Life Science or                  equivalent + DMLT as per Board’s letter of 17.8.98 plus existing staff as on 1.8.98 having the qualifi-                  cation of B.Sc. with Chemistry with at least one year’s training in public Health Laboratory would be eligible.

3. It  has also been decided that the  classification  of posts in the various grades of Lab.Supdts will be as under:

Existing     Revised

Lab Supdt.Gr.III  Rs,5000-8000    Selection    Selection

Lab Supdt Gr.II   Rs.5500/9000    Selection     Non-Selection

Lab Supdt Gr.I    Rs.6500-10500   Non-selection Selection

Chief Lab Supdt   Rs.7450-11500   Non-selection Non-selection.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(W)/97 PS 5-1/71 dated 7.7.2000

       

Sub:     Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives -Raising the income ceiling.

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Reference  is  invited  to  Board’s  letter  of   even No.dated 29.11.99 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income  ceiling  for  dependency  was  revised  w.ef.  1.7.99  as Rs.2055/-  i.e. Rs.1500/- (Pension/family pension) plus  Rs.555/- (Dearness  Relief  on  Rs.1500/-) or 15% of the  pay  of  Railway  servant, whichever is more.

Consequent  upon increase in Dearness Relief  to  Pen-sioners/Family  Pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2000, in terms  of  Board’s circular  No.PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 11.5.2000, a dependent  relative in relation to a Railway servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986, shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the Railway servant only if his/her income w.e.f. 01.01.2000 from all sources  including pension, dearness relief in terms  of  Board’s circular  No.PC-V/97/1/9/6  dated  11.5.2000,  does  not   exceed Rs.2070/-  p.m.  i.e.  Rs.1500/-  (pension/family  pension)  plus Rs.570/- (Dearness relief on Rs.1500/-) or 15% of the pay of  the Railway servant, whichever is more.

   Board’s  letter  No.97-E(SCT)/I/49/14/Pt   dated 7.7.2000.

Sub:     Continuation of Best Amongst Failures scheme in non-safety categories – Reg. Clarification etc.

 

Some of the Zonal Railways have requested for a clarification whether the’Best amongst the failures’ scheme as detailed in para 10.2 of Chapter X of the Brochure on Reservation for SCs and STs  in  Railway Services 3rd Edition 1985  and  Board’s  various letters  issued  from time to time will continue to  be  followed even  after  issue of Board’s letter  No.97-E(SCT)/I/49/14  dated  27.3.2000 withdrawing relaxation in qualifying marks.

The Board has considered the matter carefully in the light of  Hon’ble  Supreme Court’s approval of the  (best  amongst  the failures) scheme in the case of Akhil Bhartiya Soshit  Karmachari Sangh  Vs.  UOI  (AIR 1981 SC 298) para 60 is produced below:

“A comprehensive programme of balancing administrative competency with adequacy of SC & ST representation was attempted by the Railway Board in Annexure M which provided for in-service training for candidates who were below standard.  This letter of the Board dated 31st August, 1974 recalled the earlier letter of 27.4.1959 which provided”

“While filling the posts on promotion, however, candidates of these communities should be judged in a sympathetic manner and arrangements made where ecessary to give to such staff additional training and coaching, to bring them upto the standard of others”.

The  underlying  concept  of the above  scheme  is  quite different  from the scheme of relaxation in qualifying  marks  in which  best  among the failed SC/ST candidates  are  given  adhoc        promotions for six months for in-service training, thereafter  on assessment of their performance, they are empanelled if the  performance is satisfactory otherwise they are reverted.

In view of above, it is clarified that the best among the  failures  scheme will continue to be followed as per  extant  instructions on the subject.

 

 

RBE No.132/2000       

  Board’s letter No.E(G)/99 M01-3 dated 13.7.2000 (RBE No.132/2000).

Sub:     Rate of Honorarium to functionaries in connection with examinations conducted by RRBs.

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Ref:     RB’s Lr.No.RRB/SC/REC/201/Vol.VI dt 30.12.99.

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Further to Board’s letter of even number dated 3.12.99, it has been decided that the Assistant Supervisors engage for the conduct of examination by RRBs would be paid Honorarium  at  the         following rates.

 

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Category of         Rate of                                    Rate of                        Rate of

functionary          Honorarium for                        Honorarium                 for  Honorarium for

single session                         double session            three sessions

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Assistant             Rs.160.00                               Rs.225.00                               Rs.250.00

Supervisor

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The  above rates will apply for all  examinations  conducted  by the Railway Recruitment Boards viz.  mass  categories, technical and others.

The above has the sanction of the President and  issues  with  the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the  Ministry of Railways.

 

 

 

RBE No.134/2000

Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/2000/RR-1/17  dated 13.7.2000 (RBE No.134/2000)  

Sub:     Recruitmentof Assistant Cooks (Rs.2650-4000) and Senior Cooks Rs.4000-8000

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Please  refer to Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/85/RC-3/66  dated  28.10.85 and to paras 134 and 135 of IREM, Volume-I,  1989 edition laying down the procedure for filling up the vacancies of  Assistant Cooks and Senior Cooks.

In Partial modification of the above provision, it  has been  decided  that, henceforth, the vacancies in  the  posts  of  Assistant Cook (Rs.2650-4000) and Senior Cook (Rs.4000-6000) will be filled up through the agency of Railway Recruitment Board.

 

 

Copy  of  board’s  letter  No.E(W)/95  PS5-7/12   dated 14.7.2000.

Sub:     Rail Travel facilities available to members of parliament their spouses and companions

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Rail  travel  facilities of Members of  Parliament  are governed by salary, allowances and Pension of Members of  Parliament  Act, 1954.  There have been several amendments to the  said Act in the recent past, the latest being on 7.6.2000.  In  super-session  of  earlier instructions issued vide Board’s  letter  of even number dated 7.10.1998 and 22.4.99, the entitlements of rail travel facilities of Members of Parliament as on date are  brought out as below.

I)    Free travel in First Class Air-Conditioned or Executive Class in any train with the spouse, if any, from any  place in India to any other place in India.

 

ii)   Free Air-Conditioned two-tier accommodation for one person to accompany the Member.

 

iii)  A Member having no spouse has been allowed to take one person with him in place of spouse in AC-I/Executive Class in rail journey along with the companion already allowed in the AC-2-tier.

iv)   The spouse of a Member shall be entitled to travel by  Railway in First Class Air Conditioned or Executive Class in any train or by Air or Partly by Rail and partly by Air from the usual place of the residence of the Member to Delhi and back once during every session and twice  in Budget session of Parliament subject to the condition  that total number of each such journey either to Delhi or back shall not exceed eight in a year.

 

v)    A Member who is blind, or who is in the opinion of the council of States or, as the case may be, the Speaker of the House of the people so incapacitated physically as to require the facility of an attendant shall be allowed to take an attendant with him in a same class of rail journey in which he himself travel in lieu of the companion earlier allowed in AC 2-tier.  This will in addition to the spouse already allowed to accompany  such Member in the AC-I/Executive class of rail journey.

2. The above entitlements may be brought to the notice of  all  concerned.

 

 

    Board;s  letter   No.E(W)/99/CP-1/1   dated 10.7.2000.

Sub:     Payment of Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to families of Railway Employees.

Ref:     Board’s letter of even No.dated 5.11.99.

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As  per  provisions of para-7 of Board’s  letter  under reference the powers to decide the admissibility of and  entitle-ment  of Ex.Gratia lumpsum compensation in each  individual  case have  been vested in the Ministry of Railways(Railway  Board).  A  proposal has been received to relax these provisions and delegate these powers to General Managers.

The  matter has been considered.  As per policy  guidelines  of  the Govt. the powers to decide  admissibility  of  and entitlement to Ex.Gratia lumpsum compensation in terms of Board’s letter  dated 5.11.99 are vested in this  Ministry and cannot  be  further delegated.

This  is  for information and necessary action  of  all Zonal Railways/PUs etc.

 

 

RBE No.118/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.99-E(SCT)/I/25/29   dated 22.6.2000 (RBE No.118/2000).

CORRIGENDUM

Please  refer  to para – 11 of  Board’s  letter  No.95-E(SCT)/I/49/5(1)  dated 21.08.97.  The last sentence of the  para  i.e.  “The  OBC(s)/SC(s)/ST(s)  if appointed  in  future  against         Sports/Cultural/Scouts  quota etc. posts, these will not  be  adjusted against reserved points as their appointment(s) is/are due  to  their  excellence  in these fields” may  be  deleted.   After  deletion, para-11 would read as under:

“SC/ST & OBC candidates appointed earlier on compassionate grounds or the surplus staff adjusted in a new cadre against unreserved roster point will not be required to be adjusted             against the reserved points of the rosters whereas,if areserved point is filled up by compassionate/surplus staff appointed who has/have been the member of SC/ST/OBC             reserved point will be deemed to be consumed and adjusted against reserved point in the new roster.  The Sports persons so appointed should be adjusted in the recruitment/ reservation roster against the category viz. SC/ST/OBC/ General to which he/she belongs, i.e. a sports person who is SC will be counted against the SC reservation point, if he  belongs  to  ST/OBC he will be  counted  against  ST/OBC point, and if he belongs to general category he will be shown against the general category vacancy point in the reservation roster”.

The selection already finalised on the basis of earlier instructions  will  not be required to be  reviewed  or  revised. However, selections which are under process of finalisation  will be finalised as per revised instructions.

RBE No.116/2000    

  Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/98/RR-1/104  dated 16.6.2000 (RBE No.116/2000).

Sub:     Recognition of Diploma in Construction Technology awarded by Father Agnel Polytechnic, Vashi, New Mumbai.

 

The Staff side have raised a demand in the DC under the JCM scheme that the Diploma in Construction Technology awarded by  Father  Agnel  Polytechnic, Vashi, New Mumbai may be  treated  as equivalent  to  Diploma in Civil Engineering for  recruitment  to various posts in the Railways for which qualification of  Diploma  in Civil Engineering has been prescribed.

It is clarified that in terms of Ministry of Human  Re-source  Development (Deptt. of Education)’s notification  No.F-7-3/95-TS-IV  dated 16.4.96 the Diploma/Certificate awarded by  the various  State  Board’s of  Technical  Education/State  Technical  Examination  boards are recognised for the purpose of  employment to  posts and services under Central Government  the  appropriate  field provided the Diploma/Certificate awarded by these Boards is recognised  by  the All India Council  for  Technical  Education. Since the Father Agnel Polytechnic Vashi, New Mumbai is affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education and  the All  India  Council for Technical Education have  also  certified  that  the Diploma in Construction Technology  (Sandwich  pattern) conducted  by  the said Polytechnic is recognised by  them  since 1993-94,  the  same may be treated as equivalent  to  Diploma  in Civil  Engineering for recruitment in the relevant field  in  the Railways.

This also disposes of Central Railway’s letter No.H/PB/706/RT/D/Policy dated 1.7.98

 

RBE No.130/2000

Copy  of  Board’s letter  No.E(LL)86/AT/GRA  1-2  dated 30.6.2000 (RBE No.130/2000).

Sub:     Payment of Gratuity Act 1972 and the Rules framed there under – Application to Casual Labour on Railways.

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In implementation of the judgment of the Supreme Court  of India, the provisions of the payment of Gratuity Act 1972 were made  applicable to all Casual Labour employed on  Railways  vide         Board’s  letter   No.E(LL)/85/AAT/GRA/1-1  dated  26.2.86.    While  instructing  the Railways to take necessary steps to comply  with  the  provisions of the Act for payment of gratuity to the  Casual         Labour, whether  employed on daily or monthly rates, in the  event  of their demitting service due to superannuation/retirement etc., it was indicated that further instructions for regulating payment  of gratuity under the payment of Gratuity Act in respect of  such  of  the casual labour who continued to be in employment on  their  appointment against regular posts as also those who were proposed         to be appointed to regular service would follow.

2. Though  the provisions of the payment of  Gratuity  Act 1972 shall continue to be applicable to the casual labour for the  purpose  of calculating gratuity for the period of casual  labour  service  up  to the date preceeding the date  of  absorption, it has now been decided by the Board that such of the casual  labour who  continued  to be in service and  were/are  absorbed  against regular  vacancies,  shall be allowed to exercise  an  option  as under:(i) payment of Gratuity under the provisions of the payment of  Gratuity  Act 1972 for the period of service up to  the  date preceeding the date of absorption and for payment of gratuity and pension for the period of regular service under the provisions of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993; or(ii) to payment  of gratuity  and  pension counting half of the service  rendered  in temporary status and full service rendered on regular basis under the  provisions  of the Railway Services (Pension)  rules,  1993, besides  gratuity under PG Act for the period preceeding the  attaining of temporary status.

3.1 In  case  option (i) above is  exercised,  the  Railway servants  who have since retired/ceased to be in employment  will become eligible for payment of gratuity for the period of  casual labour  service up to the date preceding the date  of  absorption under  the provisions of the payment of Gratuity Act 972  worked out  on  the basis of the wages admissible on the  last  date  of  temporary  status service and for the period of delay in  payment of and for the  period  of  delay  in payment  of gratuity, i.e., for the period from the date  of  absorption  up to the and of the  month preceding the date on  which  the  payment is made, the amount of gratuity so worked  out  will carry an interest at the  simple rate not exceeding the rate notified  by the Government    from time to time for repayment  of  long term  deposits.   The  Railway servants who  have  been  absorbed against regular vacancies and are still in service shall be  paid gratuity forthwith   calculated  under the provisions of the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 for the period of Casual Labour                                                                                               service upto the date  proceeding  the  date of absorption to-gether with  interest  at  the simple rate as specified above for the period of delay in payment .e. from the date it became due for payment upto the end of  the  month  proceeding the date on which the payment is made.  At  the time of retirement/final cessation, the Railway servant shall  be settled  under the provisions of the  Railway   Services  (Pension) Rules for the period of service from   the date of absorption  upto  the date of retirement/final cessation.

3.2       In  all  such cases where a retired employee  opts  for payment of gratuity under the payment of Gratuity Act for  period upto  the date of absorption, the over payments, if any,  due  to 50% of this period having been counted for pensionary benefits at the  time of settlement, would be recovered/adjusted  along  with same  rate of interest as payable under payment of Gratuity  Act,         1972.

4. In  case  option (ii) above is exercised, half  of  the period  of  temporary status service and full period  of  regular service will be taken into account for grant of pensionary  benefits  under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.   If  the Railway Servant is eligible to draw gratuity under the provisions  of  the payment of Gratuity Act, 1972, for the period of  service  prior to grant of temporary status, the same shall be worked  out  on the basis of emoluments admissible on the date preceding  the  date  on  which he was granted temporary status.  The  amount  of  gratuity thus worked out shall be paid along with the interest at the  rate specified above for the period of delay i.e.  from  the         date  it  became  due for payment following  grant  of  temporary status upto the end of the month proceeding the date on which the payment is made.

5. Immediately  on  payment of  gratuity,  an  endorsement shall be made by the Head of office in the service records of the  concerned  Casual labour/Railway Servant and a copy of the  sanc-tion order shall also be pasted therein.

6. The  Railways shall suo moto take steps to examine  all the  past cases on the basis of records available and settle  the claims  accordingly.  For this purpose, all the  claimants  maybe suitably addressed on the basis of particulars available with the Railways,  so that the claimants or their legal heirs  can  claim  the  payment  without delay.  The  Railway  Administration  shall extend  all  assistance  to the retired as well  as  the  serving Railway servants to exercise the option judiciously in order that the  option  exercised  is advantageous to  them.   A  compliance report may be sent to Board’s office by 30.09.2000, duly indicating  the  total number of claims received, the number  of  claims settled and the  reasons for delay in settlement.

7. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of Railway.

 

RBE No.133/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29  dated 13.07.2000 (RBE No.133/2000).

Sub:     Implementation of Government’s decisions on the recommendations of the 5th CPC relating to retirement benefits.

Ref:     Board’s letter of even No.dated 15.01.1999.

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Representations have been received in this office  that revision of pension/family pension is not being done in terms  of Board’s letter referred to above even in cases where applications  have already been received for revision of pension/family pension from the pre-86 pensioners/family pensioners in terms of  Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/2  dated  10.3.98 and  in  respect  of Railway Servants who retired/died during the period from 01.01.86 to  31.12.95  in terms of  Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/11 dated 5.6.98.

It  is  once  again reiterated that  action  to  revise pension/family  pension in terms of orders contained  in  Board’s  letter of even No. dated 15.01.99 should be initiated suo-moto  by  the Head of office in cases where applications have already  been received  in  pursuance of the earlier orders regardless  of  the  fact  whether their cases have already been finalised or  are  in  the  process a finalisation as laid down in paras 2.4,  3.4  and  4.3 of Board’s orders dated 15.01.99.

 

RBE No.136/2000       

  Board’s letter  No.E(G)99/QRI-16/Pt.III  dated 18.7.2000 (RBE No.136/2000).

 

Sub:     Allotment of Quarter and retention thereof on transfer etc. powers to relax.

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At present, provisions regarding allotment/retention of Railway Quarters and charging of rent in respect of such accommo-dation are contained in general orders/guidelines etc., in  Railway Board’s Master Circular No.49 E(G)/92 QRI-20(Master Circular) dated 19.1.93, as further amended from time to time.  Board  have now decided to incorporate the following in the existing instruc-tions.

POWERS TO RELAX

Notwithstanding  anything  contained  in  the   general orders,  guidelines  etc. in regard  to allotment/retention  and charging  of rent in respect of Railway accommodation in  Railway         Board’s Master Circular No.49 (No.E(G)/92 QRI-20 -Master Circular  dated 19.1.93 as further amended from time to time, the  Ministry  of  Railways (Railway Board) for reasons to be recorded in  writing, may make reasonable relaxations in public interest in all or any    of    the   existing    provisions    therein    regarding  allotment/retention of Railway accommodation and charging of rent         therefore.

Decisions making relaxations as above, communicated  by issue  of general orders shall be taken by the full  Board  which  shall consider the proposal in relation to the laid down  policy, guidelines, vis-a-vis the operational and administrative needs of  Railways.

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

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RBE No.5/93       

  Board’s letter No.E(G)/91/LE 1-3 dated  13.1.93 (RBE No.5/93).

Sub:     Recasting of leave accounts of the employees whose leave accounts reported to be missing.

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During  the meeting of DC under the JCM Scheme held  on 5/6/9.91  when the question about recasting of leave accounts  of  the  Railway  employees whose leave accounts are reported  to  be         missing  was  raised, it was explained that the matter  is  being examined in consultation with the Railway Administrations.

The  matter  has accordingly been examined  and  it  is  considered  that in cases of a part of leave account being  lost, the  balance  brought  forward, as indicated in  the  part  leave account  still  available, should not be ignored  but  should  be accepted  as authentic and the cumulative balance worked  out  on the basis of the same.  In other cases of missing leave  accounts these can be reconstructed on the basis of leave account  charts, pay  bill  ledgers,  service register entries,  office  orders  on leave, the employee’s own statement, muter rolls, absentee state-ments  etc.  provisions contained in Rule 1019-1021 of  MRPR  are also relevant.

The practice being followed by Eastern Railway  appears  to  be  satisfactory.  A copy of  letter  No.E.637/O/Pt.II  dated  5/17.9.91  is therefore enclosed for guidance.  There is  also  a  practice  that leave at credit as on 1st Jan. and also as on  1st July is advised to all the employees which may also be followed.

Attention  is also invited to the general  instructions  issued vide letter No.E(G)/83/LE1/3 dated 30.06.89.  The  Railway Ministry  desire that these instructions be followed  rigidly  so  that  the difficulties being faced by the Railway employees  particularly at the time of retirement are avoided.

//COPY//

 

Copy  of E/Rly’s letter No.E.637/O/Pt.II dated the 5th/17th Sept 91, addressed to the Secy, Rly Board, New Delhi.

Sub:     Recasting of leave account of the employees  whose leave account are reported to be missing.

Ref:     1) Board’s Lr.No.E(G)/91/LE1/3 dated 9.8.91.

2) Board’s letter No.E(G)/91/LE1-3 dtd.26.8.91.

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The  issue has been examined and this Railway  has  the  following recommendation to offer.

1.        From the incremental stages since appointment it is to be ascertained whether there was any                  LWP or period(s) which do not quality for earning leave viz. suspension, dies-non etc.  If there is any period of LWP for more than 2(two) days at a stretch, it should be assumed that the leave account bears no credit on that date.

2.        The length of service after that date or if there is no such LWP from the date of appoint-                  ment, leave that would have been earned upto the date of missing of the leave record should                  be calculated.  While calculating the leave earned, it should be seen that the balance of                  leave (Leave on Average pay) on that date is not more than 180/240 days as the case may be.

3.        To ascertain the quantum of leave taken, the following procedure should be adopted. Leave(LAP) taken during the 5(five) years from the date the leave record is available should be totaled up and divided by 5 (five) to find out the yearly average of LWP taken. Applying this factor in the number of years of service upto the date for which the leave record are lost, the quantum of leave

that might have been enjoyed can be worked out.

4.        The difference of 2 and 3 above will give the balance of LAP upto the date the leave record                  is not available.  Balance so arrived at should  be recorded as balance brought forward from the                  date leave record is available in the leave account, which should be attested by one Accounts                  Officer and one Personnel officer/Leave record maintaining officer.  Thereafter, the leave upto                  the date of retirement of the date of such attestation, as the case may, should be updated.

 

 

RBE No.145/2000

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/76  dated  28.7.2000 (RBE No.145/2000)  

Sub:     Diploma/Degree awarded by Universities/Institution in Russian Federation/

CGIS countries.

A clarification was sought by one of the RRBs regarding recognition  of the Degree/Diploma certificates issued from  earstwhile USSR.

It is clarified that – 5 years “Diploma” Engineering” Master  of Science in Engineering awarded by the accredited  Uni-versities/Higher    Educational    Institutions    in     Russian Federation/CGIS Countries including Samara State Technical Univer-sity has been recognised as equivalent to BE Degree of an  Indian University.

 

 

RBE No.141/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/2000/PF1/2  dated 26.7.2000(RBE No.141/2000)

Sub:Amendment to IREC/Vol.I (1985 Edition) -Rule 921 thereof regarding Incentive Bonus

Scheme for subscribers to SRPF.

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In  terms of Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/82/IT/1  dated 6.6.86 when the interest rate on P.F.Subscription was raised from 10.5%  to 12% w.e.f. 1.4.86 for the financial year  1986-87,  the system  of  grant of incentive Bonus to subscribers to  SRPF  was discontinued.

2. In  view of the above, in exercise of the  powers  conferred  by proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the  President is  pleased to direct that Rule 921 of IRCC Vol.I 1985  Edition  (reprint edition 1995) regarding Incentive Bonus  Scheme may be deleted as per Advance Correction Slip No.77 sent  herewith with as Annexure.

                                                   ANNEXURE

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOL.I (REPRINT EDITION 1995)

 

RULE 921/R-I

 

Advance CorrectionSlip No.77

Rule 921 regarding Incentive Bonus Scheme may be deleted.

(Ministry of Railways letter No.F(E)/III/82/IT/1 dated 6.6.86 and 19.9.86 and F(E)/III-2000-PF-1-2 dated 26.7.2000.

 

RBE No.139/2000       

Copy  of Board’s letter  no.E(Sports)/2000/Policy/Inc/4 dated 24.7.2000 (RBE No.139/2000).

Sub:     Increments to Sportspersons and Coaches.

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A  question  has been raised as to whether  the  advance increments  granted to Sports persons and Coaches on  medal winning performance  in  National  and  International  Meets  in terms  of         Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/90/RR-3/3 dated 25.5.90 will be  reckoned  for  the purpose of fixation of pay,  retirement  benefits, calculation of DA, CCA etc.

2. The  matter  has  been considered by Board  and  it  is hereby clarified that such advance increments granted to  Sports-persons  and Coaches will be treated as pay for all  purposes  and         these  increments will not be absorbed in future increments.   All the  benefits such as calculation of DA, HRA, CCA fixation of  pay on promotion, retirement benefits etc. will be admissible on such         increments.

3. Such  increments will take effect from the first  day  of  the following month of the concluding day of the championship.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance  Directorate  of the Ministry of Railways.        (This disposes of SERSA’s letter No.SERSA/incentive/99/569  dated 23.7.99).

RBE No.143/2000.

  Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2000/CPC/LE-3  dated 1.8.2000 RBE No.143/2000.

Sub:     Simplification of rules and procedure relating to Leave Rules – Chapter V of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition  (Reprint Edition 1995).

Ref:     Board’s letter of even number dated 15.3.2000 and No.E(P&A)I-99/CPC/LE-I dated 1.7.99

In  exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso  to Article  309  of the Constitution, the President  is  pleased  to direct that Rule 523(1) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition 1995) may be amended as in  the enclosed advance correction slip No.78.

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

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT  CODE

VOLUME-I, 1985 EDITION (REPRINT EDITION 1995).

Advance Correction Slip No.78 Rule 523 – Leave on Average Pay

A  new  sub  rule  523(1)(d)  may  be  inserted   below 523(1)(c).

The  following  procedure  for  crediting  LAP  on  1st Jan/1st  July w.e.f 1.7.1997 in respect of Railway employees  may be adopted.

(i) In  case of Railway employees, having at  their  credit Leave  on Average Pay of 285 days or less as on  1st  January/1st July of a year, LAP of 15 days or proportionately less in respect  of retiring  persons or those leaving service during the  next  half year  may continue to be credited to their leave account  in  advance as at present.

(ii)      In cases where the Leave on Average Pay at credit as on  1st  January/1st July is 300 days or less but more than 285  days  credit of LAP for 15 days may be kept separately and first adjusted  against  any  LAP that the Railway Servant  may  take  during the  ensuing half year and the balance, if any, credited to  the  LAP account at the close of the half year subject to the  ceiling  of 300 days.  If the LAP taken during the half year is more  than 15 days the amount in excess of 15 days will, however, have to be debited to the leave account.

(Authority: Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/I-99/CPC/LE-1 dated 1.7.99 E(P&A)/I-2000/CPC/LE-3 dated 15.3.2000 & 1.8.2000).

 

 

RBE no.146/2000

Board’s letter No.E(W)/2000/PS  5-6/65  dated 31.7.2000 (RBE no.146/2000).

Sub:     Issue of Special Passes to artist invited by Women’s Welfare Organisation in relaxation of item (24)(iii) of Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants Pass Rules, 1986.

As  per  item  (24)(iii) column  (3)  of  schedule  VII (Special  Passes)  of Railway Servants pass  Rules,  1986,  (1993 edition)  not more than 4 First Class and 10 Second Class  single  journey  passes  in a calender year may be issued  in  favour  of  artists  who  are invited by the  authorised  organisations  e.g. Railway Women’s organisations etc. to give performance for  charitable purposes, the net proceeds of which are credited to  their funds  and utilised for Railway men’s Welfare and/or  contributed to the Railway minister’s Welfare and Relief Fund.

Of late, requests for issue of Complimentary passes  to  artists invited by the Women’s Welfare organization far exceeding  the number laid down as per item (24)(iii), column (3) of  Sched-ule VII (Special Passes) of Railway servants Pass Rules, 1986 are being  received from Zonal Railways.  It has now been decided  by Board  that keeping in view the purpose for which  these  artists are  being arranged on the one hand and at the same time to  keep  a check on the number of complimentary passes to be issued, not  more  than  5 first class and 15 second class  passes  in  a  calender  year for a Zonal Railway/Production Unit may be  issued in favour of artists instead of 4 first class and 10 second class  passes. Accordingly  item (24) (iii) of Schedule  VII  (Special Passes)  should  be amended as in the  Advanced  Correction  Slip  No.26  enclosed.  Any requirement of Special Passes in excess  of the revised limit will have to be met by the concerned  organisa-tion  and no requests for relaxation of the limit will be  entertained by Board.

3. In  all other respects, the provision of Railway  Servants(Pass) Rules, 1986 shall apply.

4. This has the concurrence of Finance Directorate of  the Ministry of Railways.

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ADVANCE  CORRECTION  SLIP  NO.27 TO  THE  RAILWAY  SERVANTS(PASS)

RULES, 1986 (2ND EDITION 1993).

Item No.(24) (iii) Column (3) of Schedule VII  (Special Passes) is revised as under:

“Not  more  than 5 first class and 15 second class  passes  in  a calendar year may be issued in favour of artists who are  invited by  the authorised organisations e.g. Railway  Women’s  Organisa-tions  etc. to give performance for charitable purposes, the  net proceeds  of which are credited to their funds and  utilised  for Railwayman’s Welfare and/or contributed to the Railway Minister’s  Welfare  and Relief Fund.  Such passes should not also be  issued for   more   than   two  occasions  in  a  year   for   a   Zonal Railway/Production  Unit and should be for single journey  either inward  or outward.  Any requirement of Special Passes in  excess of 5 First Class and 15 second Class in a calender year will have to be met by the concerned organisation”.

(AUTHORITY;   Board’s   letter   No.E(W)/2000/PS   5-6/65   dated 31.7.2000).

 

 

RBE No.138/2000

Copy  of  Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/96/PN1/9   dated 2.8.2000  is  published for information, guidance  and  necessary  action.   Board’s letter dated 18.8.98 quoted therein was  circulated as .C.No.234/98.

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/96/PN1/9   dated  2.8.2000 (RBE No.138/2000).

Sub:     Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension after 15 years from the date of commutation or 1.4.85,whichever is later in respect of Government Servants who had drawn lump-sum payment on absorption in PSU/Autonomous Body – Implementation of Supreme Court Judgement dated 26.4.2000

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In  partial modification of the instructions  contained in DOP&PW’s OM No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.7.98 circulated on the Railways  vide Board’s letter of even number dated  18.8.1998  on the  above  subject, a copy  of  DOp&PW’s  O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.7.2000 granting dearness relief on full pension from the date of restoration to those Government/Railway servants who  had         drawn  lump sum payment on absorption in Public Sector  undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, and had become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd  commuted portion of pension, is sent  herewith.   Instruc-        tions contained therein apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways.

Copy  of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances  and  Pensions, Department  of Pension & Pensioners  Welfare’s Office  Memorandum No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.6.2000.

Sub:     Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension after 15 years from the date of commutation or 1.4.85 whichever is later in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorbtion in PSU/Autonomous Body – Implementation of Supreme Court Judgement dated 26.4.2000.

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Attention  is  drawn to the instructions  contained  in this Department’s O.M.No.4/59/97/P&PW(D) dated 14th July 1998  on the  above  subject.  In terms of para 4 of this  O.M.,  dearness  relief  on the revised restored amount of 1/3rd commuted  portion  of pension is payable at the same rate of which it has been  made  admissible  to other Central Government pensioners from  time  to  time.  Subject to the conditions laid down in para 5 of the  O.M. The Supreme Court in its judgement dated 26.4.2000 in I.A.No.1 in  W.P.(C) No.567 of 1995 (with I.A.No.4 in W.P.(C) No.11855 of 1985,  W.P.No.(C)No.345 of 1999 and W.P.(C) No.576 of 1999)  has,         inter-alia,  ruled that Central Govt. absorbees in PSUs etc.  who have become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion  of pension  are entitled to the payment of dearness relief  on  full         pension at par with the Central Govt. pensioners.

The modalities of implementing Supreme Court  Judgement dated  26.4.2000  has  been under  active  consideration  of  the Government.    The   President   is   now   pleased   to   decide that Govt.servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous Body and have become entitled to the restoration of  1/3rd  commuted portion of pension in terms  of  the  Supreme Court judgement dated 15.12.1995 shall, apart from the payment of revised restored amount of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension,  be also  entitled to the payment of dearness relief on full  pension from  the date of restoration, instead of dearness relief on  the revised restored amount of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension.  In other  words,  dearness relief shall be payable on  full  pension  i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion  of pension  had  he not drawn lumpsum payment  on  absorption. The  payment  of  dearness  relief will, however, be  subject  to  the  conditions laid down in para 5 of O.M. dated 14th July 1998.

3. Para-4 of the O.M. dated 14.7.1998 shall, therefore, be deemed to have been modified as indicated above.

4. The    Pension   sanctioning   Authorities,    viz.,the  Ministry/Department/Office  where the absorbed employee  was  em-ployed  prior  to absorption in a PSU/Autonomous Body  will  have to work out the arrears payable on account of payment of dearness relief  on full pension and issue necessary sanction through  the normal  channel, viz. CPAO for its payment by  the  Banks/Pension         Disbursing  Authorities etc. Dearness relief/arrears of  dearness relief  already  paid to the absorbed employee under  O.M.  dated 14.7.1998  should  be adjusted while making payment  under  these         orders.   The  pension sanctioning authority will  also  have  to  issue suitable directions through the CPAO etc. to the  concerned  bank/PDA  for payment of dearness relief on full pension  at  the         rate prescribed by the Government from time to time.

5. Where  the death of an absorbee has taken place after  15 years from the date of commutation of pension or 1.4.1985, whichever is later,and he had become entitled to the benefit of resto- ration  of  commuted portion of pension,  the  family   member(s) legal  heir(s) will be entitled to claim the arrears of  dearness relief  becoming due in accordance with the provisions  contained in this order.

6. This  issues  with the concurrence of Ministry  of  Finance,  Deptt of Expenditure vide their  U.O.Note.No.41/C/EV/2000 dated 26.06.2000.

 

 

RBE No.140/2000

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)III/RC-1/SC-8  dated 1.8.2000 (RBE No.140/2000).

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate grounds in Group “D” posts – Minimum educational qualification.

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Attention  is invited  to Board’s  letter No.E(NG)/II/98/RC-1/139  dated  04.03.99  laying  down  that  the Educational qualification of class VIIIth Pass for appointment to  Group  “D”  will  also apply  to  appointments  on  compassionate grounds.   It had been further clarified vide Board’s  letter  of even  number  dated 29.07.99, that candidates who have  been approved  for appointment on compassionate grounds prior to  4.3.99 could  be exempted from possessing qualification of class  VIIIth  Pass.

A  demand  has  been tabled by the staff  side  in  the JCM/DC (No.19/2000) seeking to exempt those persons, whose  cases  were  under scrutiny or under process for compassionate  appointment prior to 04.03.99, from possessing the minimum  qualification  of eighth class.

The matter has been considered by the Board and it  has  been  decided that further to Board’s letter dated  29.07.99  the cases which were under scrutiny or under process for  compassion-ate  appointment in Group “D” before the issue of Board’s  letter of 4.3.99 should be exempted from possessing the minimum qualification of eighth class.

RBE No.142/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/96  PS  5-8/2  dated  24.7.2000 (RBE No.142/2000).

Sub:     Provision of a Companion in the Pass for widows who are 65 years of age and above and inclusion  of widowed mother of deceased Railway employees in widow pass.

…..

As the Railways are aware, under Board’s letter of even number  dated  5.1.1999, senior citizen 1st  Class/1st  “A”  post retirement  complimentary  pass  holders have  been  allowed  the         option  of  either to carry an “Attendant” in  sleeper  class/2nd Class while they themselves are traveling in 1st Class/AC  2-tier on  the  authority of 1st/1st “A”  post-retirement  complimentary  passes  or to carry a “companion” in sleeper class/2nd  class  in lieu  of  an  attendant  if they  themselves  travel  in  sleeper  class/2nd  class.  Queries have been raised whether  this  option  would  be admissible to widows above the age of 65 years  holding 1st Class/1st “A” widow pass.

2. Railways are also aware that dependent widow mother  of a  retired  Railway employee has been allowed to be  included  in his/her  post-retirement complimentary passes as a family  member         vide Board’s letter no.E(W)/95 PS5-1/6 dated 16.02.1996.  On this analogy,  requests  have been received from certain  widows   for inclusion of their mothers-in-law in the widow passes.

3. The above two issues have been considered carefully  by  the Board and it has been decided that dependent widow mother  or the deceased Railway employee may be allowed to be included in the widow  pass  as a family member of the widow.  It has  also  been  decided  that the 1st Class/1st A widow Pass holders may  be  allowed the facility to carry a Companion instead of an  attendant, subject to the following conditions:

(i)         the facility of a companion will be provided only on the 1st Class/1st “A” widow passes in which there is already a provision to carry on attendant as per the   Railway Servants (Pass)Rules, 1986.

(ii)        The facility of a companion will be allowed only to widow pass holders who are above the age of 65 years.

iii)         The facility of companion in lieu of attendant will be permitted only when the pass holder and/or  eligible members of family above the age of 65 years will be traveling along with the Companion in Sleeper/2nd Class.  In other words, if any other eligible member of the family below the age of 65 years is included in the pass, then the facility of travel in Sleeper/2nd Class with a Companion will not be permitted.

Accordingly,  Senior  Citizen 1st Class/1st  “A”  widow pass holders will have the option either to carry an  “Attendant” in  sleeper/2nd Class while they themselves are traveling in  1st Class/AC 2-tier or to carry a “Companion” in Sleeper/2nd Class in  lieu  of an “Attendant” if the pass holders themselves travel  in  Sleeper/2nd  Class.   In case  a “Companion” is preferred  to  an  “Attendant, the pass issuing authorities shall obtain a  specific request  for the same from the widow pass holder and mention  the ages  of the persons not less than 65 years to be included in  the  pass and the following endorsement shall be made on the pass.

“Companion in lieu of Attendant permitted when the pass holder travels in Sleeper Class/2nd Class”

4. The Railway Servants(Pass) Rules, 1986 may  accordingly  be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.26 enclosed.

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

 

 

ADVANCE  CORRECTION  SLIP NO.26 TO THE  RAILWAY  SERVANTS  (PASS)

 

RULES, 1986 (2ND EDITION 1993).

I.          Replace item (ii) (a) under column No.3 of Schedule-V (widow pass) with the following:

(ii)(a) dependent relatives are not entitled to be included in such passes.  However, dependent widow mother of the deceased railway employee may be included in the widow pass as a family member of the widow.

II.          Add the following under column 3 below item (b) in Schedule V (widow Pass):

(c) “Senior Citizen  1st/1st “A” widow pass holders can carry a companion in lieu of an Attendant subject to the following conditions:

(i) The facility of a Companion will be provided only on the1st Class/1st “A” widow passes in which there is already a provision to carry an Attendant as per the Railway Servants(Pass) Rules, 1986.

(ii)  The facility of a Companion will be allowed only to widow pass holders who are above the age of 65 years.

(iii) The facility of Companion in lieu of Attendant will be permitted only when the pass holder and/or eligible members of family above the age of 65years will be traveling along with the Companion in Sleeper/2nd Class.  In other words, if any other  eligible member of the family below the age of 65 years is included in the pass, then the facility of travel in sleeper/2nd class with a companion will not be permitted.

Accordingly, Senior Citizen 1st Class/1st “A” widow pass  holders  will have the option either to carry an “Attendant in Sleeper/2nd  Class while they themselves are traveling in 1st Class/AC-2  tier   or  to  carry a “Companion” in Sleeper/2nd Class in  lieu  of  an “Attendant” if the pass holders themselves travel in  sleeper/2nd  class.   In  case a companion is preferred to an  attendant,  the pass issuing authorities shall obtain a specific request for  the same from the widow pass holder and mention the ages of the  persons  not  less than 65years to be included in the pass  and  the following endorsement shall be made on the pass:

“Companion in lieu of Attendant permitted when the pass holder travels in Sleeper Class/2nd Class”.

Authority: Board’s letter No.E(W)/96 PS5-8/2 dated 24.7.2000).

 

 

RBE no.147/2000

Copy  of  Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/94/RR-1/29  dated 2.8.2000  is  published for information, guidance  and  necessary action.   Board’s letter dated 10.5.99 quoted therein was  circulated as S.C.no.145/99.

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/94/RR-1/29  dated 2.8.2000 (RBE no.147/2000)

 

Sub:     Upper Age limit for direct recruitment to Group “C” and “D” categories on the Railways.

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Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even No.dated 10.5.99 raising the upper age limit by 2 years on a regular basis w.e.f.  1.6.99  for direct recruitment to all Group “C”  and  “D” categories,  including engagement of Substitutes on the  Railways  for  a period upto 3.8.2000.  Relaxation of upper age limit  of  3 years was also allowed upto 3.8.2000.

2. The  matter has been reviewed by the Board and  it  has  been  decided  that the currency of the relaxation  contained  in Board’s  letter of even no.dated 10.5.99 may be extended  further for a period of 3 years i.e. upto 3.8.2003.

 

   Board’s  letter  No.E(D&A)2000/GS1-3  dated  27.6.2000.

       

Sub:     Intimation to the Government under Rule 18(3) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules of different types of transactions.

Ref:     South Eastern Railway’s Lr.No.P/R/30/247/Pt.X dated 16.2.2000.

 

Attention is invited to Board’s letters No.E(D&A)/76 GS 1-35  dated  13.12.76,  No.E(D&A)/85/GS  1-3  dated  7.4.86   and  No.E(D&A)/92  GS  1-2 dated 21.5.92, wherein some of  the  points raised in your letter have been clarified.  However, the position in respect of all the transactions referred to in your letter  is  clarified as under:

2. Day  to  day savings Bank transactions (either  with  a Bank  or with a Post Office) and current Accounts with  Banks  do  not  come  within  the purview of  Rule  18(3) of Railway  Services         (Conduct) Rules.  Hence, these transactions need not be  reported to the prescribed authority under Rule 18(3).

3. As  regards  (i)  shares,  securities,  debentures  and mutual funds (ii) national savings certificates, postal  certificates,  units  of the Unit Trust of India (iii) Bonds  issued  by  banks,  government etc. (iv) fixed deposit with banks  (v)  fixed deposit  with  Public Limited Companies (whether in  the  private sector  or the public sector), intimation to the  prescribed  authority  under  Rule 18(3) of  Railway  Services(Conduct)  Rules, will  be necessary if the monetary limits laid down  therein  are exceeded.

4. In  respect  of  transactions  in  shares,  securities, debentures and mutual fund schemes, in addition to the intimation in respect of individual transactions where the limits prescribed in  Rule  18(3) are exceeded, a further intimation  to  the  prescribed authority is also required in the following cases

(i)       Group “A” and “B” officers if the total  transactions in shares, securities, debentures

or mutual fund scheme exceeds Rs.50,000/- during  the calender year.

(ii)        Group “C” & “D” officers – if the total transactions in shares, securities, debentures

or mutual funds scheme exceeds Rs.25,000/- during the Calender year.

5. As regards Life Insurance policies.

(i)         If the annual premium of the LIC Policy exceeds the monetary limits laid down in Rule 18(3)  intimation to the prescribed authority will be necessary.  However, in this case, when the employee  receives the sum assured as survival benefit or maturity of the policy, he need not submit any reporting this regard.

(ii)        If the annual premium of the LIC policy is less than the monetary limits laid down in Rule 18(3) intimation to the prescribed authority is not required.  However, in such cases, the employee                  should submit a report to the prescribed authority at the time of receiving the sum assured as                 survival benefit on maturity of the policy

6. As regards deposits with private companies, since  such companies  are  different  from Public  Limited  Companies  which receive  deposits from the Public on authorisation given  by  the         Government  under the Companies (Acceptance of Deposits from  the Public)  Rules,  1975,  these will attract  Rule  16(4)(i)(b)  of Railway  Services  (Conduct) Rules as  these  transactions  would         amount  to lending money on interest. Hence deposit with  private companies is not permitted except where previous sanction of  the Government has been obtained.

 

 

RBE No.115/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)/I-96/PM4/13   dated 14.7.2000 (RBE No.115/2000).

Sub:     Eligibility for promotion to the post of Welfare Inspector in scale Rs.5000-8000(RSRP).

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In terms of eligibility conditions for appearing in the selection for promotion to the post of Welfare Inspectors as laid down  in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)/65/PM1/37 dated  24.5.66 and clarified/modified from time to time and consolidated in this Ministry’s  letter No.E(NG)/I/96/PM4/13 dated 25.4.97  read  with their  letter of same number dated 19.1.98  and  E(NG)/I/98/PM4/3         dated 9.9.98, the following staff are also eligible :

(i)      Staff in possession of any of the specified professional qualifications, namely, Diploma in Labour Welfare/Social Welfare, Labour laws, LLB with papers in Labour Laws, P.G.Diploma in Personnel Management and MBA with papers in Personnel Management irrespective of grade or length of service or other educational qualifications  and

(ii)      Staff in grade(s) Rs.4500-7000 and Rs.4000-6000 with less than five years service in the  grade(s) but having the qualification of graduation.

2. The  matter has been reviewed and it has  been  decided that  the staff fulfilling the above conditions will be  eligible to  appear  in the selection for promotion as  Welfare  Inspector  only after they have successfully completed the probation in  the respective grade.

3. Past cases decided otherwise will not be reopened.

 

 

RBE No.137/2000       

    Board’s  letter   No.E(MPP)/96/3/23   dated 21.7.2000 (RBE No.137/2000).

Sub:     Imparting mandatory training to eligible SC and ST employees before selection for promotion from Group ‘C’  to Group ‘B’.

 

Ref:     Board’s letter of even No.dated 4.4.2000.

…..

A  few Railways have raised doubts regarding the  duration of training to eligible SC/ST employees before selection for promotion from Group “C” to Group “B”.

The matter has been considered by Ministry of  Railways and it has been decided that the training period should be for 3-4  weeks  and  for  all  the  departments  it  is  left  to the Railways/Units to decide between these limits so as to cover  the syllabus fully.

Board’s  letter  referred to above may,  therefore, be modified. The  course SNT-21 under the head “COURSE  INDEX”  at page-1 of the”Approved Module for Stagewise Training of  Group”C”  and “D” staff of S&T department booklet may be read as :

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SNT-21*              Pre-selection coaching to SC/ST                   3-4  Prior to

candidates for selection to                              to Group”B”  24

Group “B”                                                        selection.

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Accordingly, the course details of the S&T Training  Modules at page-24 may be modified as per Annexure attached.

                                                    Annexure

SNT -21 STAGE: PRE-SELECTION COACHING TO SC/ST CANDIDATES FOR

SELECTION TO GROUP “B”

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Signal and Telecom

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TRADE: SSE/SE (Sig & Tele)                            DURATION: 3-4 WEEKS

BELONGING TO SC/ST.

MODULE           DESCRIPTION                         DAYS

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ST/69                  Contents to be decided depending

on needs analysis of the Group

of Trainees.

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Copy  of  Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/96/3/23  dated  4.4.2000  (RBE  No.59/2000)  addressed  to the General Manager/OSDs,  All  Indian Railways Director/IRISET/Secunderabad and others.

Sub:     Analysis of stage-wise training needs of Group “C” and “D” staff of S&T Department -                      Revised Training Courses(SNTs) & Modules(STs).

…..

Please  refer  Board’s  letter  of  even  number  dated 31.08.1999  enclosing therein a booklet on Approved  Modules  for  stagewise training of Group “C” and “D” staff of S&T  Department, Inter-alia  indicating therein training module  (No.SNT-21)  pre-promotional  courses  for Group “B” selection.  It  is  clarified that  this  training module, i.e. SNT-21 is mandatory  for  SC/ST candidates  only. The Course No.SNT-21 under the  hand  ‘COURSE INDEX” at page/-1 of the above booklet may be read as:

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SNT-21*  Pre-selection coaching to         6                    Prior to

SC/ST candidates for                                     Group B                       24

selection to Group “B”                                     selection

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Accordingly the course details of the above Training  Module at page-24 maybe modified as per Annexure attached.

                                                            Annexure

SNT-21*  STAGE: PRE-SELECTION COACHING TO SC/ST CANDIDATES

FOR SELECTION TO GROUP B

SIGNAL & TELECOM

 

        TRADE: SSE/SE(SIG & Tele)        Duration:   6 weeks

Belonging to SC/ST.

        Model        Description                                        Days

       

ST/69      Contents to be decided

Depending on needs enalysis

Of the group of trainees.

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RBE No.149/2000        

   Board’s letter  No.2000-E(SCT)/I/25/19  dated 4.8.2000 (RBE No.149/2000).

Sub:     Treatment of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs as a distinct group and non-applicability of 50 percent ceiling thereon.

…..

A copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances  and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training)’s Office Memoran-dum  No.36012/5/97-Estt(Res)/Vol.II dated 20.07.2000 is  enclosed         for information and strict compliance.

With reference to Para-3 of DOP&T’s O.M.dated 20.7.2000 it is clarified that the backlog of vacancies would be determined with  reference  to  the post based rosters  keeping  in view  the  instructions  issued vide Board’s letter  Nos.95-E(SCT)/I/49/5(1) dated   21.08.97   in  case  of  Direct   Recruitment   and   95-E(SCT)/I/49/5(2) dated 21.08.97 in case of promotions.

…..

Copy  of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances  and  Pensions  Deptt  of  personnel  and Training  Estt  (Reservation)  Sections  letter No.36012/5/97-Estt(Res)/Vol.II dated 20th July 2000.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:     Treatment of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs and STs as a distinct group and non-applicability of 50 percent ceiling thereon.

…..

The  undersigned is directed to invite a  reference  to Department of Personnel and Training’s O..No.36012/5/97-Estt(Res) dated 29th August, 1997 wherein it was laid down that 50 per cent         limit  on reservation shall apply to current as well  as  backlog vacancies  and  that backlog of reserved vacancies shall  not  be treated as distinct group for the purpose of 50 percent limit  on         reservation and to say that the matter has been reviewed.  Consequently, Article 16(4B) has been incorporated in the Constitution  by  the  Constitution (Eighty First Amendment)  Act,  2000  which         provides as under :

“Nothing in this article shall prevent the State from considering any unfilled vacancies of a year which are reserved for being filled up in that year in accordance with any provision for reservation made under clause(4) or clause(4A) as a separate class of vacancies to be filled up in any succeeding year or years and such class of vacancies shall not be considered together with the vacancies of the year in which they are being filled up for determining the ceiling of fifty percent reservation on total                   number of vacancies of that year”.

In  pursuance of the provisions of Article 16  (4B)  of the Constitution, it has been decided that in partial modification of the instructions  issued  vide  this Department’s O.M.No.36012/5/97-Estt(Res)  dated  the  29th  August  1997,  the reserved  vacancies for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes  in all cases of direct recruitment and promotion, wherever  applicable,  which  have remained unfilled in the earlier  year(s)  i.e. backlog  and/or carried forward acancies would be treated  as  a separate  and distinct group and will not be considered  together with  the reserved vacancies of the year in which they are  being filled up for determining the ceiling of 50 per cent  reservation on  total number of vacancies of that year.  In other words,  the ceiling of 50 per cent on filling up of reserved vacancies  would apply  only on the reserved vacancies which arise in the  current year  and  the  backlog/carried forward  reserved  vacancies  for SCs/STs  of earlier year would be treated as a separate and  distinct  group and would not be subject to any  ceiling.   However, backlog  and/or  carried forward reservation  will  automatically lapse in a cadre as soon as combined representation of a reserved category  in  direct recruitment as well as promotion  is  either equal to or more than the prescribed number of reserved posts  in the relevant post-based rosters.

3. As  the  Ministries are aware reservation  with  effect from  2.7.1997 is linked to post based rosters.  The  backlog  of vacancies  would, be determined with reference to the post  based rosters  keeping in view the instructions issued vide  this  Department’s O.M.No.36012/2/96-Estt(Res) dated the 2nd July 1997.

4. The Ministries/Departments etc. are requested to  carry  out  a  review for early assessment of the backlog  vacancies  in respect of SCs & STs both by way of direct recruitment and promotion and make concerted efforts to fill up backlog vacancies.

5. This order takes effect from the date of issue.

6. All  Ministries/departments are requested to bring  the instructions  also  to the notice of  their  Attached/Subordinate offices  and autonomous bodies/public sector  undertakings  under  their control for compliance.

 

 

 

RBE No.129/2000       

  Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/C/4 dated  30.06.2000 (RBE No.129/2000).

Sub:     Revision of pay scales of RPF Combatised staff.

 

Ref:     Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/G/4 dated 4.12.97.

…..

In  partial modification of instructions  contained  in Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 4.12.97 regarding pay  scales  of certain categories of RPF/RPSF staff  (combatised)  it has  been  decided  by the Board to give effect  to  revised  pay scales  to  such staff with effect from 10.10.97, the  date  from which  the rationalised pay scales have been implemented for  the non-gazetted  cadres of Central Police Organisations, instead  of  4.12.1997.

 

 

RBE No.135/2000       

  Board’s letter No.PC-V/2000/I/11/3(Gaz)  dated 14.7.2000 (RBE No.135/2000).

Sub:     Grant of Non-Functional Selection Grade to the organised Group”A” Railway Services

increase in percentage ceiling.

 

Ref:     PC-IV’s Lr.No.PC-IV/Imp/19 dated 24.8.97.

…..

In terms of Railway Board’s letter referred to above, a non-functional  selection grade(NFSG) had been introduced in  all organised  Group  “A” Railway Services.  Grant of this  grade  to officers  working  in  JAG  was  subject  to  the  conditions  as prescribed/modified  from  time  to time  by  the  Department  of Personnel  and  Training and also by Ministry  of  Railways.   In terms  of these instructions, the number of posts in  NFSG  shall not  exceed 15% of the Senior Duty Posts (i.e. all duty posts  at  the level of Senior time scale and above in the cadre).

The  matter related to the percentage ceiling  on  NFSG has been reconsidered by the Government and in partial  modification of the existing scheme it has been decided that in the  case  of the organised Group “A” Central Services, the existing ceiling  of 15% in the case of NFSG shall be increased to 30% with  effect from 06.06.2000.

3. Salient features of the scheme of non-functional selection grade are summarised below:

(i)       The number of posts in NFSG shall not exceed 30% of the senior duty posts (i.e. all duty posts at the level of Senior Time Scale and above in the cadre).

(ii)      There shall be no increase in the overall strength of the cadre.

(iii)     The officers shall first hold the post in the basic grade of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG) before they could be considered for appointment to NFSG.

(iv)      Since NFSG is a segment of JAG, the strength in NFSG shall not exceed the number of posts available in JAG

(v)       No member (officer) of the Service shall be eligible for appointment to NFSG until he has entered the fourteenth years calculated from the year of service on the 1st January of the year following the year following the year of examination on the basis of which the member was recruited.

(vi)      Appointment to NFSG shall be made subject to suitability in terms of procedure laid down earlier.

 

(vii)     Appointment to NFSG shall be made by the Railway Board the General Managers will have no powers to place Officers in this grade even in an adhoc capacity.

4. The  Ministry of Railways have also decided that  these orders  shall  apply to officers belonging to  various  organised Group  “A”  services in the Railways  including  the  Engineering  Services and Indian Railways Medical Service and excluding RPF.

5. As  NFSG  is  a  segment  of  JAG  and  is  also  “non-functional” in character, appointment to NFSG will not be treated as a promotion but merely a placement in the higher pay scale.

6. These instructions take effect from 06.06.2000.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.128/2000       

  Board’s letter No.E(GP)/99/1/33 dated 12.7.2000 (RBE No.128/2000)

Sub:     Payment of charge allowance to Group “B” officers posted to look after duties in Senior Scale.

 

In  certain cases, Group”B” officers when  detailed  to look after duties of the Sr.Scale posts are allowed charge allowance of Rs.300/- per month in addition to their pay in group  “B” subject  to  certain  conditions  in  terms  of  Board’s   letter No.E(GP)/97/1/24 dated 13.11.87.  In the context of the  revision in  the  pay scales based on the Fifth Central  Pay  Commission’s  accommodations,  the quantum of charge allowance presently  being allowed has been reviewed and it has been decided that the existing charge allowance be raised to Rs.750/- per month in  addition to  pay  in Group “B” subject to condition that pay  plus  charge allowance should not exceed the pay that would have been admissible  had  it been fixed under Rule 1313 (FR.22)-II  on  regular promotion to Sr.Scale.

2. The  benefit of charge allowance on the above basis  in the revised (5th pay commission) scale of pay shall be  effective from 1.1.96 or from the date on which the officer has elected  to come  over  to the new scales of pay, as the case  may  be.   For officers  who  have elected to retain the old scales  of  pay  in respect  of the posts regularly held by them in  the  pre-revised scales,  the above orders shall be admissible only from the  date they  come over to the revised scales of pay; till such time  pay plus charge allowance wherever such officers have been posted  to look  after  duties in senior scale on or after 1.1.96  shall  be regulated under the orders already in force.

3. In  all  cases where postings to look after  duties  in Senior  Scale have taken place on or after 1.1.96 the pay of  the officer shall be re-fixed on the above lines and arrears, as  may  be due shall be paid.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Direc-torate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/92/PO/RDSO/1  dated 11.8.2000.

Sub:     Follow-up action on the recommendation of the High Powered Committee on Psycho-Tech. cells -Setting up of Psycho Technical Units on Zonal Railways.

…..

Attention  is  invited to the Board’s  letter  of  even No.dated  8.4.93  and 30.3.94 directing the  Railways  to  create additional  non-gazetted posts in psycho technical categories  to facilitate  conducting of psycho test on decentralised  basis  on the Railways.

The  instructions  contained in the  aforesaid  letters were directed to be held in abeyance vide instructions  contained  in Board’s letter of even No.dated 23.8.95. The  matter has been reconsidered by the Board  and  it has been decided that the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 23.8.95 ibid be canceled and the instructions contained  in Board’s letter No.E(NG)/II/92/PO/RDSO/1 dated 8/4/93 and  30/3/94  ibid may be implemented.

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

 

 

 

 

RBE No.95/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(G)/99/FE1-1 dated 10.8.2000 (RBE No.95/2000).

Sub:     Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accidents Enquiry Committee, 1978 (Sikri Committee) Implementation of.

 

In   order  to  give  encouragement  to  Officers   and Supervisors  to take up membership of technical and  Professional National/International Institutions in improving their technical/professional  competence, as recommended in para 67  of Railway  Accident Enquiry Committee 1978.  Board after  accepting  this  recommendation issued instructions for allowing  reimburse-ment  of 90% of membership/subscription fee to  Railway  Officers  for  becoming  members  of  professional   institutions/societies recognised by the Board for the purpose.

Initially  only Officers of the rank of Principal  HODs  were permitted 90% reimbursement of membership fee of one nation-al/international  institute.  Thereafter, in 1988 the benefit  of         the  scheme/facility was extended to officers of the rank  of  JA Grade and above.  In 1993, the scheme was further liberalised and officers in Sr.and Jr.Scale and Sr.Supervisors in grade  Rs.2375-        3500(RPS) and Rs.2000-3200(RPS) were also brought under the ambit of the scheme.                          Keeping in view the fast pace of technological advancement in all areas following the process of liberalisation/globalisation  of  country’s economy and the IT revolution,  Board  re-viewed  the policy in 1999 and allowed officers in JA  Grade  and above, the facilities of such reimbursement upto the maximum of 5 national/international institutions/societies including maximum 2 international  institutions vide Board’s letter No.E(G)/99  FE1-1 dated 5.5.1999.

On further review, Ministry of Railways have in partial modification  of  board’s letter No.E(G)/99/FE1-1  dated  24.8.93 have  decided  that  individual  request  from  Sr.Scale/Jr.Scale  officers  and Sr.Subordinates in the grade of Rs.2375-3500  (RPS) and  Rs.2000-3200 (RPS) may be considered for allowing 90%  reimbursement  of membership fee in respect of two  national/interna-tional  institutions/societies  in deserving cases of  which  not more  than one will be international institution.  In respect  of 90% reimbursement for second institution, Board’s prior  approval would be required.

This issued with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.96/2000       

  Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2000/3/10 dated  10.8.2000 (RBE No.96/2000).

Sub:     Training of Apprentices/Trainees – Repeat course.

…..

In    partial    modification   of    Board’s    letter No.E(NG)/58/RCI/150  dated  21.11.61  on  the  subject  mentioned above, it has been decided that:

a)    The Trainees/Apprentices, other than those covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961, may be given one repeat course or 2nd chance without any stipend or any other remuneration.

b)    The Trainees/Apprentices, other than those coveraged under the Apprentices Act, 1961, belonging to OBC categories may be given one repeat course or 2nd chance without any stipend or any other remuneration.

c)   The Trainees/Apprentices, other than those covered under the Apprentices Act 1961 belonging to SC/ST  categories may be given 2nd chance with stipend/pay and the third chance, without stipend or any other remuneration.

 

2. The  above  order would cover  the  directly  recruited Intermediate Apprentices/LDCE and GDCE candidates.

Copy  of Board’s letter No. E(NG)/58 RCB/150 dated  21st  November 1961.

Sub:     Recruitment and training of Apprentices/Trainees – Repeat Courses – Stipends.

…..

The  Railway  Board have had  under  consideration  the question of providing repeat courses to the  Apprentices/Trainees who  fail  to complete the  prescribed  training  satisfactorily.  After a careful examination, they have decided that the undermentioned instructions should be followed by all Railways uniformly.

i)          Stipend  should  be with held when  an  extension/a  repeat  course is considered necessary at the end of prescribed period of training for  the reasons that the Apprentice has failed to         complete  the  prescribed  training  satisfactorily.   The stipend  need   not, however,  be withheld at an intermediate stage but it  should  be considered  on  individual merits whether the  Apprentice  should continue to receive training or be discharged.

(ii)        So  far as the persons recruited as Trainees in the  categories of Signallers,Commercial Clerks, Ticket Collectors,  Accounts Clerks,  Tracers,  Guards etc., are concerned,  if  the  existing         terms of appointment do not allow stoppage of stipend/pay for the extended period of training, the services of such of the trainees  as do not complete the prescribed period of training  satisfacto-        rily  should  be terminated in accordance with the terms  of  appointment  for  example  by giving 14 days’  notice.  After the termination  of  their services, they will cease  to  be  Railway servants.  If the Railway administration desire to give a  repeat course  to such trainees as have ceased to be  Railway  servants, this should be done by the competent authority and in  individual cases,  such  trainees may be asked whether they are  willing  to have a repeat course without stipend, which should be arranged by the Railway Administration.

As regards future trainees in the above categories,  it should  be prescribed in the terms of appointment that  a  repeat course,  if considered necessary by the administration, shall  be  given without stipend or any other remuneration.

(iii)       Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Apprentices/Trainees may  be given  a second chance with stipend/pay and the third chance,  if considered necessary, without stipend/pay.

The  grant of stipend/pay during the second  chance  of training in item (iii) above has the sanction of the President.

 

 

RBE No.97/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(W)/96/PS  5-1/27  dated 12.8.2000 (RBE No.97/2000).

Sub:     School Pass – permitting student wards of Railway employees on Rajdhani/Shatabdi

Express trains.

 

1. In  terms  of provision under Schedule III  of  Railway Servants ((Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition, 1993) eligible student  son/daughter  of Railway employees are granted 3 sets or  6  half sets of school passes in a year. These passes at present are not valid for journey in the Rajdhani/Shatabdi express trains.

 

2. The issue regarding making school pass valid for  journey  in Rajdhani/Shatabdi express trains has been  considered  by Board  and  it has now been decided that School  Pass  issued  to eligible son/daughter of Railway employees may be made valid  for journey  on  Rajdhani/Shatabdi  express trains,  subject  to  the normal “Pass Quota”.  The condition of entitlement shall be as on  privilege pass of Railway employees.

3. An  endorsement as “valid for journey in  the  entitled class  of Rajdhani/Shatabdi express trains” shall be made on  the School pass by the pass issuing authority.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance and Commercial Directorates of Ministry of Railways.

 

RBE No.148/2000       

   Board’s letter No.E(W)/2000/PS  5-1/24  dated 7.8.2000 (RBE No.148/2000).

Sub:     Issue of Special Passes to retired Railway officers empanelled as Inquiry Officers -

Amendment of Schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (2nd Edition, 1993)                                       .…..

While  approving the terms and conditions for  empanelment of senior retired officers as Inquiry Officers in DAR cases, board had approved payment of TA/DA to the RIOs at the same scale as  the entitlement of serving officers of equal status,  if  RIO  was  required  to  undertake  a  journey  for  official  purpose.

 

However,  the entitlement of the class of travel was not  clearly  stated in the said terms and conditions.

2. After  giving careful consideration in the  matter  the Board have decided that the retired Railway Officers of Selection Grade  and above, who are empanelled as RIOs to  conduct  inquiry  into  charges  against Gazetted Railway Officers  under  the  D&A Rules may while travelling on official work be granted passes  for self only, in the same class to which serving officers of equiva-lent rank are entitled while on duty, and an attendant in  sleeper/second  class  when required to undertake  journeys  from  the place of their residence to the Zonal Railway headquarters  where  the  inquiry is conducted or to the place near the  residence  of retired COs where inquiry is conducted owing to ill-health of COs and in the case of training from the place of their residence  to the  place  where training programmes are conducted  or  for  any  other  official purpose in this connection.The authorisation  for issue of such a pass shall be given either by the SDGM or by  the CVO.

In view of the above, Schedule VII of Railway  Servants (Pass)  Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) may be amended as  per Advance Correction Slip No.28 enclosed.

4. In  all other respects, the provision of Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition 1993) shall apply.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Direc-torate of the Ministry of Railways.

Advance  Correction  Slip No.28 to Railway  Servants(Pass)  Rules 1986 (2nd  Edition, 1993).

The  following may be added as item “(41)” in  Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986  (2nd  Edition 1993).

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Condition of                                        Entitlement/

entitlement                                         facilities.

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(41) Retired Railway Officers of                         A Pass of the class for self only, to which a serving

selection grade and above                             Railway officer of equivalent who are empanelled as Railway officer of equivalent                 rank in entitled while on duty and an attendant in

Inquiry Officers in D&AR                    second/sleeper class from the place of residence to

cases to undertake journey                           the place of residence to the Zonal Railway

either for conduct of inquiry               Headquarters and in some cases to the

or for training or any other                  place near the residence of retired COs where inquiry

official purpose in this                        is conducted owing to ill-health of the CO and in case

connection                                                     of training, to the place where training programmes                                                                                                                are conducted on authorisation of the SDGM/CVOs.

 

Authority: Board’s letter No.E(W)/2000/PS 5-1/24 dated 7.8.2000.

 

RBE No.152/2000       

 Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/I-2000/CEP/12  dated 11.8.2000 (RBE No.152/2000).

Sub:     Promotion from Gr.D  to Gr.C.

In terms of Para 189 of IREM (Vol.I, 1989 Edition), 33  1/3% of the posts in the lowest grade of  Commercial  Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Train Clerks, Number Takers, Store Clerks etc. are to be earmarked for promotion of Railway Servants in Group  D categories  for  whom no regular avenue of promotion  exist,  the Group C categories being suitably linked with specified group “D”         categories  on the basis of Broad affinity of work.  It was  further  clarified vide this ministry’s letter  No.E(NG)I-91/CFP/26, dated 30.4.92 that the employees who were otherwise eligible  for         consideration  for  promotion to Group “C” would continue  to  be  eligible  for  such consideration irrespective of the  fact  that they have since been placed in Group “C” scales of pay of Rs.825-        1200(RPS)/2750-4400(RSRP) and 950-1500{RPS}/3050-4590(RSRP) as  a result of restructuring.  This was followed by correction to  the IREM vide ACS No.8 issued under this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-91/CFP/26  dated 10.3.93 inserting a Note at the end of para  189 to the effect that employees in lower group “C” scales of Rs.825-1200/950-1400 for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists will also be eligible to appear in the selection held for promotion of group  “D” employees to Group “C”  against the prescribed  quota. This  means  that those who get promoted to Group “C”  grade  of Rs.950-1500/3050-4590  in  the normal course  (as  distinct  from         restructuring) and for whom regular avenue is available will  not be eligible for promotion against 33 1/3% quota.

2. It  has  however, come to the notice of  this  Ministry that  some  of the categories which have avenue of  promotion  in their  own  channel are also being considered  for  promotion  to         Gr.”C”  posts against 33 1/3% quota which is earmarked  only  for promotion to employees in Group “D” and lower  Group  “C”  scales for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists. For  example,  on some  of the Railways pointsman “A” who have regular  avenues  of  promotion  to categories like switchmen and shunting  Jamadar in grade  Rs.4000-6000 and Goods Guards and ASMs  in  grade  Rs.4500-7000 are also being considered for promotion against the 33  1/3%  quota.

The matter has been considered by the Board and it  has been  decided that Railways may review the relevant AVCs  in  the light  of the provisions in the IREM as indicated above  and  the         changes  that  have  taken place in recent past as  a  result  of  restructuring of cadres and implementation of 5th pay  commission recommendations,  in terms of which higher Gr.”C” grades are  now  available in regular channel.

 

 

RBE No.151/2000       

  Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/I-97/SR6/3  (Vol.III) dated 8.8.2000 (RBE No.151/2000).

Sub:     Principles for determining the seniorityof staff belonging to SC/ST promoted earlier

vis-a-vis, General/OBC staff promoted later.

…..

Please  refer to para-319A of Indian  Railways  Estab-lishment Manual Vol.I (1989) introduced vide ACS No.25 as further modified  vide ACS No.44 issued under this Ministry’s letters  of even  number  dated 28.2.97 and  15.5.98  respectively  regarding seniority of staff belonging to SC/ST promoted earlier  vis-a-vis General/OBC staff promoted later.

2. As the Railways are aware, the Five judge  constitution  Bench  of  the  Hon’ble Supreme Court in  their  judgement  dated 16.9.99 reported as 1999(7) SCC-209 have laid down/clarified  the    principles for determining the seniority of SC/ST staff  promoted earlier vis-a-vis General/OBC staff promoted later.  However, the  question of revising the existing instructions on the subject  is still  under consideration of the Government, i.e. Department  of Personnel and Training.

3. The Ministry of Railways have considered the matter  in consultation  with the Department of Personnel and  Training  and wish  to  clarify that, pending issue  of  revised  instructions,         specific  orders  of CAT(s)/Court(s), if any,  to  implement  the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dated 16.9.99 should be  complied with.

 

 

RBE No.153/2000       

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)II-99/RC-1/Genl/19 dated  22.08.2000   (RBE No.153/2000).

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate ground -termination of service.

…..

The  object of the scheme of providing  appointment  on compassionate grounds to an eligible dependent family member of a Railway  employee,  who dies in harness or is  retired  on  being         totally  medically  incapacitated, is to  relieve  the  dependent family members from financial distress caused by the death.

It  is,  therefore, incumbent on the part of  a  person appointed on compassionate grounds to look after the other family members  who were wholly dependent on the ex-employee  for  their sustenance.

Cases have come to the notice of the Board where a ward of an ex-Railway employee, appointed on compassionate ground, had  discontinued  looking  after  the widowed mother  and  the  other dependent brothers/sisters.  it has, therefore, been decided that any  person  being considered for  appointment  on  compassionate ground,  should give an undertaking in writing that  he/she  will         maintain properly the other family members who have been  dependent on the Railway employee and in case it is proved subsequently  that  the  family members are being neglected or  are  not  being         properly  maintained  by  him/her, his/her   appointment  may  be terminated  forthwith.   For this purpose, the   details  of  the dependent  family members may be obtained and kept on  record  at         the  time the request for compassionate appointment is  made  (as given in the Annexure).

                                          ANNEXURE

 

1. Particulars of all dependent family members of the Railway servant (if, some are employed, their income and whether they are living together or separately).

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S.No. Name(s)       Relationship             Age      Address                       Employed or not

with the Govt.                          (if employed

servant.                       particulars of

employment and

emoluments).

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1              2          3                      4          5                                  6

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1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

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II.  DECLARATION/UNDERTAKING

1.        I hereby declare that the facts given by me above, are, to the best of my knowledge, correct.  If any of the facts herein mentioned are found to be incorrect or false at a future date, my  services may be terminated.

2         I  hereby also declare that I shall  maintain  properly the  other family members who have been dependent (details  given above)  on Railway servant mentioned against I(a) of  part-A   of this  form  and in case it is proved at any time  that  the  said family  members are being neglected or not being properly  maintained  by me, further during the period of their  dependency  my appointment maybe terminated.

Date                                                                    Signature of the candidate

Name

Address

I  have verified that the facts mentioned above by  the  candidate are correct.

Signature of the Welfare Officer

Name

Date                                                                    Address

 

RBE No.154/2000

Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RR-1/11  dated   24.8.2000 (RBE No.154/2000)  

Sub:     Recruitment of Act Apprentices to the post of  Diesel/Electric Asstts. in scale Rs.3050-4590.

…..

 

Attention  is invited to Board’s letters quoted in  the margin  regarding  age relaxation and preference to be  given  to Course  Completed Act Apprentices in the recruitment  to  various posts.

The  matter regarding extending similar  preference  to the Act Apprentices for recruitment to the posts of  Diesel/Electric Assistants was under consideration of the Board.  It has now  been  decided that, henceforth, for recruitment to the  posts  of Diesel/Electric Assistants (Rs.3050-4590).

(i)         Other things being equal, Course completed Act Apprentices trained in the Railway establishment shall be given preference over a candidate who isnot such an apprentice.

 

(ii)                Upper age limit in case of a candidate who is a Course Completed Act Apprentice shall be relaxed  to the extent of period for which the Apprentice had undergone training as per the normal period of training as laid down in the Apprentices Act.

 

 

 

E(NG) II/88/RE-3         Dt.       24-6-1988.

E(NG) II/88/RE-3         Dt.       30-3-1990.

E(NG) II/88/RRI-34      Dt.       26-8-1996.

E(NG) II/88/RRI-34      Dt.       13-7-1999.

E(NG) II/88/RRI-34      Dt.       06-4-2000.

 

 

 

RBE No.155/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(LL)/99/AT/CNR/18  dated 29/8/2000 (RBE No.155/2000).

Sub:     Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central (Amendment)Rules/2000.

…..

A  copy  of the notification  No.S-16011/1/98-LW  dated 30.6.2000  issued by the Ministry of Labour on the above  subject is sent herewith for information and guidance.

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

 

MINISTRY OF LABOUR NOTIFICATION NEW DELHI THE 30TH JUNE 2000

G.S.R.574(E)  -  Whereas  the draft  of  certain  rules further  to amend the Contract Labour (Regulation and  Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 was published as required by sub-section  (1) of  Section 35 of the Contract Labour (Regulation and  Abolition) Act,  1970 (37) of1970) in the Gazette of  India,  Extraordinary, Part  II,  Section 3 Sub-section (i) dated  16th  November,  1999 under the Notification of Government of India in the Ministry  of labour  no.GSR 774(E) dated 16th November, 1999  inviting  objec-tions  and  suggestions from all persons likely  to  be  affected thereby within a period of forty-five days from the date on which copies  of  the said notification, as published in  the  official Gazette  were  made  available to the Public.   And  whereas  the copies of the said notification were made available to the public  on 17th November, 1999.

And  whereas  no objections or  suggestions  have  been received from the public.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the  powers conferred by Section-35  of the said Act, the Central Government hereby  makes the following rules further to amend the Contract labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 namely:

 

1.         (1) These rules may be called the Contract Labour  (Regulation and Abolition) Central (Amendment) Rules 2000.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publi-cation in the official Gazette.

2.         (1)    In the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Central Rules 1971.

(a)        In the Annexure to Form VI in conditions 5 and 6 for the words and brackets, “Chief Labour Commissioner (Central)” wherever they occur, the words and brackets “Deputy Chief labour Commissioner (Central) shall be substituted.

(b)        In the Annexure to Form XI in conditions 5 and 6 for the words and brackets “Chief Labour Commissioner (Central)” wherever they occur, the words and brackets “Deputy Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) shall be substituted.

 

                                          (F.No.S.16011/1/98/LW)

                                     S.K.Das, Director General(Labour

                                            Welfare/Jt.Secretary.

FOOT NOTE: Principal notification was issued vide GSR No.191dated 1st February, 1971, last amended vide GSR No.419(E) dated 21st January 1999.

 

RBE No.158/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.E(W)/2000/PS/5-1/17  dated 7.9.2000 (RBE No.158/2000).

Sub:     Entitlement for travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains on Duty/Privilege/Post-

retirementComplimentary passes.

 

Ref:     Board’s letter of even number dated 9.6.2000.

…..

        In slight modification of the instructions contained in paras  a(ii)  and b(ii) of Board’s letter of  even  number  dated 9.6.2000 Board have decided as follows:

(i)         Officers holding sliver passes would be entitled to  avail one extra berth for the eligible family member  in 1st AC of Rajdhnai Express on payment of 1/3rd difference of fare between the 1st AC and 2nd AC fare of Rajdhani Express trains.

 

(ii)        On privilege and post-retirement complimentary passes, serving officers with pay of Rs.22400 and above and retired officers of equivalent status would be entitled to have one seat in executive class of Shatabdi Exp.

2. Accordingly,    the   entitlement   for    travel    by  Rajdhani/shatabdi   express   trains   on    duty/privilege/post-retirement complimentary passes would stand revised as per Annexure.

3. The Privilege/post-retirement complimentary pass  holders  will be permitted to travel within the quota  earmarked  for pass  holders by these trains.  Preference will be given  to  the Duty Pass holders in allotment of berths/seats.

4. These  instructions should be brought to the notice  of all concerned.

5. These  instructions are in supersession of all  earlier orders issued on this subject.

6. This  issues  with the concurrence  of  Commercial  and Finance Directorates of the Ministry of Railways.

ENTITLEMENT FOR TRAVEL BY RAJDHANI AND SHATABDI EXPRESS TRAINS ON

DUTY/PRIVILEGE/POST-RETIREMENT COMPLIMENTARY PASSES

(A)      Entitlement for travel on duty by Rajdhani/Shatabdi express

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Status                              Rajdhani Express                               Shatabdi express

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i)Gold Pass                     First AC coupe or four                                    Four seats in executive

holders                          berths in 2-AC                                     Class/chair car.

ii) Siver Pass holder        One berth in First AC                                      Two seats in Executive

for self and one extra                                      class or four seats in

berth for the eligible   chair car.

family member on payment

of 1/3rd difference of

fare between 1st AC and

2nd AC of Rajdhani Exp. trains.

or

Two berths in 2-AC or

our berths in 3-AC.

iii)Metal and                     One berth in 1st                                  Two sets in Executive

First “A”                           AC or 2 berths in                                 Class or four seats in

pass holders                   2nd AC or 4 berths                                          Chair car

(Pay                                 in 3rd AC

Rs.14300/- and above).

iv) Metal and                    One berth in2-AC                                            Two seats in AC Chair

First “A”                           or two berths in 3-AC                                      Car

Pass holders

(Pay Rs.12000/-

and above but

less than

Rs.14300/-).

v)Metal and                      -do-                                                      -do-

First “A”

Pass holders

(Pay less than

Rs.12000/-).

vi)First Class                   One berth in 3-AC                                           One seat in AC Chair Car

Pass holders.

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NOTE;

i)          Gold Pass holders are entitled to coupe accommodation even when traveling alone and can also take their family  members in the coupe in Rajdhani Express trains.

II)         The serving officers who were drawing pay of Rs.4500/- and above in the IV CPC scale of pay and were entitled to one berth in Ist AC/2 berths in 2nd AC/4 berths in 3-AC in Rajdhani Express and two seats in Executive class/Four seats in chair car  in Shatabdi express during the period 1.1.96 to 31.1.99 will continue to get the same entitlement even if their pay in the revised scale of pay falls short of Rs.14300/-.

(B)       Entitlement to travel on each privilege and  post-retirement complimentary pass

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Status                              Rajdhani Express                               Shatabdi express

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i)Retired and                   Two berths in 1-AC                             Two seats in Executive

serving                            or two berths in 2-AC                          class or two seats in

Board members                          or four berths in 3-AC                         chair car.

ii)Serving                                     One berth in 1-AC                   One seat in Executive

Officers with pay             on payment of 1/3rd                            Class

Rs. 22400/- and above               of difference of fare                   OR

and retired           officers                        between I-AC and 2-AC          two seats in chair car

of equivalent                    Rajdhani) or

status.                                         two berths in 2-AC

or four berths in 3-AC

iii) Serving                                   Two berths in 2-AC                             Two seats in Chair car

officers with                                 or four berths

pay Rs.14300/-                           in 3-AC

and above and

retired officers

of equivalent status.

iv) Serving                                   One berths in 2-AC                             Two seats in Chair car

officers with                                 or two berths

pay below Rs.14300/-                 in 3-AC

and retired officers

of equivalent status.

v) other serving                           -do-                                                      -do-

and retired

first class

pass holders.

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NOTE:

i)          In the case of serving chairman and Member of the Railway Board traveling on their own privilege passes, the facility to travel in I-AC of all trains including Rajdhani Express and in Executive class of Shatabdi express, without payment of any difference in fares will be admissible not only to themselves and their spouses, but to all members of the family who are entitled to travel on privilege passes, subject to the maximum of two berths in I-AC or two seats in the Executive Class.  This facility will be available even if the Chairman/Members is not traveling along with them. Spouses of retired chairman/Members of the Railway Board traveling alone on their post retirement complimentary passes would also be entitled to the facility of travel in  I-AC and Executive Class,without payment of any difference in fares.

ii)         For the purpose of item (ii) above,  the equivalent status of retired Railway employees will be as follows:

 

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 – 31.12.72 with a basic pay of Rs.3000/- and above officers who retired between 1.1.86 – 31.12.95 with a basic pay of Rs.7300/- and above.

iii)         For the purpose of item (iii) above, the equivalent status  will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 – 31.12.72 with a basic pay of Rs.1880/- and above/officers who retired between 1.1.73 – 31.12.85 with a basic pay of Rs.1980/- and above/officers who retired between 1.1.86 – 31.12.95 with a basic pay of Rs.4500/- and above.

iv)        For the purpose of item iv) above, the equivalent status will be as follows:

Officers who retired between 1.7.59 – 31.12.72 with a basic pay below Rs.1880/- officers who retired between 1.1.73 – 31.12.85 with a basic pay below Rs.1980/- and officers who retired between 1.1.86 – 31.12.95 with a  basic pay below Rs.4500/-.

 

 

 

 

 

    RBE  No.171/2000

   Board’s letter No.PC-V/67/1/7/14 dated  27.8.2000  (RBE  No.171/2000).

Sub:     Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2000.

…..

Reference  to  the Ministry’s letter of  even  No.dated 7.4.2000 (S.No.PC-V/264 RBE No.68/2000) on the subject  mentioned above.   The  President is pleased to decide  that  the  Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect from 1st July, 2000 shall stand modified as follows:

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Date from which payable                    Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

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01.07.2000                                41% of pay

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2. The  provisions  contained  in paras 3 and  4  of  this  Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/7/14 dated 16.10.97 (S.no.PC-V/3  RD no.193/97)  shall  continue to be  applicable,  while  regulating         Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The  additional installment of Dearness Allowance  payable  under  these orders shall be paid in cash  to  all  Railway employees.

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

 

 

   Board’s  letter   No.2000/H/PNM-AIRF   dated  5.9.2000  

Sub:     Removal of age limit of 25 years in respect of medical facilities for dependent children of serving Railway employees and Pensioner.

…..

Ministry  of Railways have decided  to  elaborate/amend para-601 (5) and 601(6) of IRMM, 2000 as under:

(5) “Family Members”, for purposes of these rules, will include -

(a)  Consort-

(i)         wife of Railway employee, whether she is earning or not

(ii)        husband of a Railway employee, whether he is earning or not;

 

b)  Sons -

(i)         sons under 21 years of age provided they are wholly dependent on the Railway employee;

(ii)        sons over 21 years of age without an upper age limit, even if not a student or invalid, provided he is wholly dependent on and resides with the Railway employee;

(c) daughters -

(i)         unmarried daughters, irrespective of whether they are earning or not and irrespective of their age;

(ii)        married daughters under 18 years of age and widowed daughters, irrespective of their age, provided they are wholly dependent on the Railway employee;

(d)        Step-sons, unmarried step-daughters, married step-daughters  and one adopted child, subject to the age limit prescribed in (b) and (c) above, provided they are wholly dependent on the            Railway employee.

NOTE:In a case where both husband and wife are Railway  employees, the wife maybe allowed to avail herself of the medical attendance  and  treatment facilities either according to her own  status  or         according to the status of her husband whichever is more  favorable, the children may also be allowed these concessions according  to  the  status of either of their parents and  the  preferential         claim of reimbursement of medical expenses.

(6)     “Dependent  relatives” for these rules,will  include  all   such persons as are eligible for passes under the Pass Rules  and will thus include:

 

(a)        mother/step-mother; if a widow

(b)        unmarried or widowed sisters or step-sister if father is not alive

(c)        brother/step-brothers under 21 years of age, if father is not alive;

provided  that the above are wholly dependent on and reside with  the Railway employee.  The words “wholly dependent” mean a person  who does not have independent income more than 15% of the  emoluments of the Railway servant concerned or Rs.1500/- plus dearness relief thereon, which-ever is more.

Note:

(i)         The  age limit prescribed in the case  of  brothers/step-brothers will not apply to bonafide students of recognised  educational institutions and to invalids on appropriate  certification by Railway Medical officer.

ii)        Mother  includes adoptive mother only in cases in  which the  mother has legally adopted the Railway employee as  a  child and has, since adoption, always been recognised as mother.  A         railway  employee may not obtain free medical attention  for  his real mother as well as for an adoptive mother.

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Director-ate of Railway Board.

An  advance correction slip with respect to 601(5)  and (6) of IRMM, 2000 is also enclosed for ready reference.-

S.NO.8/HEALTH’2000

Advance Correction Slip to Para 601(5) AND 601(6) OF IRMM 2000

Para 601(5) and 601(6) may be corrected to read as under:

(5) “Family members” for purpose of these rules will include

(a)  Consort-

(i)         wife of a Railway employee, whether she is earning or not

(ii)        husband of a Railway employee, whether he is earning or not.

 

(b) Sons

(i)         sons under 21 years of age provided they are wholly dependent on the Railway employee

(ii)        sons over 21 years of age without an upper age limit, even if not a student or invalid, provided he is wholly dependent on and resides with the Rly employee.

(c) Daughters:

(i)         unmarried daughters, irrespective of whether they are earning or not and irrespective of their age;

(ii)        married daughters under 18 years of age and widowed daughters, irrespective of their age, provided they are wholly dependent on the Railway employee;

(d)        step-sons, unmarried step-daughters, married  step-daughters and one adopted child, subject to the age limit prescribed in (b) and (c) above, provided they are wholly dependent on the  Railway employee.

Note:  In  a  case  where  both  husband  and  wife  are  Railway  employees, the wife may be allowed to avail herself of the  medical  attendance and treatment facilities either according to  her  own status or according to the status of her husband whichever is more  favorable, the children may also be allowed  these  concessions according to the status of either of their parents and  the preferential claim of reimbursement of medical expenses.

(6)    “Dependent  relatives” for these rules, will  include  all  such persons as are eligible for passes under the pass rules  and will thus include:-

(A)       mother/step-mother; if a widow;

(B)       unmarried or widowed sisters or step-sisters if father is not alive.

(C)       brother/step-brothers under 21 years of age, if father is not alive; provided that the above are wholly  dependent on and reside with the Railway employee. The words “wholly dependent” mean a person who does not have independent income more than 15% of the emoluments of the Railway servant concerned or Rs.1500 plus dearness relief thereon whichever is more.

Note:

i)          The  age limit prescribed in the case  of  brothers/step- brothers  will  not  apply to  bonafide  students  of  recognised educational institutions and to invalids on appropriate  certifi-cation by Railway Medical officer.

(ii)        Mother  includes adoptive mother only in cases  in  which  the  mother has legally adopted the Railway employee as  a  child  and has, since adoption, always been recognised as the mother.  A railway  employee  may not obtain free medical attention  of  his  real mother as well as for an adoptive mother.

AUTHORITY:Board’s letter No.2000/H/PNM/AIRF dated 5.9.2000).

 

 

RBE  No.150/2000       

   Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/12 dated  7.8.2000  (RBE  No.150/2000) RRCB No.6/2000

Sub:     Recruitment of medically unfit direct recruits in alternative categories.

Ref:     Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/12 dated 20.8.99.

…..

 

General  Managers were authorised, vide Board’s  letter referred  to above, to consider requests from candidates of  non-technical categories also, who fail in prescribed medical  exami-nation after empanelment by RRB, for their posting in alternative  categories subject to certain conditions mentioned in the  letter under reference.  It is further clarified that General  Managers’  powers  of  offering  alternative appointment to  such  candidate  will cover Group D categories also, subject to a restriction that the General Managers may offer, at their discretion,  alternative appointment in  another  equivalent  category  for  which   the medically failed candidate is fit, only if the alternative  category  being  offered is one for which Board’s approval  has  been obtained  already for filling up vacancies. Board’s  permission or filling up vacancies in any particular category should not be sought merely for accommodating such candidates.

2. It is reiterated that these instructions will apply  to all candidates both from reserved as well as non-reserved  communities  and  for all categories of recruitment to Group C  and  D posts subject to restrictions for Group D categories mentioned in Para-I above, and other conditions mentioned in Board’s letter of  even number dated 20.8.99 and the following earlier instructions:

i) Lr.No.84-E(SCT)/25/14 dated 7.11.85 and

ii) Lr.No.E(NG)/62/RC1/95 dated 26.10.62.

Copy  of  Board’s letter No.E(NG)/62 RC1/95  dated  26th  October 1962.

 

Sub:     Recruitment of medically unfitted direct recruits in alternative categories.

 

…..

 

On a review of the matter, the Board in partial  super-session   of  the  instructions  contained  in   Board’s   letter No.E(NG)/58/R/CI/25  dated  10th July, 1958, (copy  enclosed  for ready reference) have decided that if a candidate selected for  a technical  category fails in the prescribed medical  examination, he  may be considered for an alternative technical category  provided  he  possesses the requisite qualification and there  is  a shortage in that category subject to his being medically fit  for         that category.

…..

Copy  of Confidential letter No.E(NG)/58/R/CI/25 dated 10th  July 1958.

Sub      Employment of medically unfitted direct recruits in alternative categories.

…..

Reference Board’s confidential letter No.E  55-RR1/25/3 dated  24th  September  1955.  The Board  have  reconsidered  the matter and decided to cancel these orders.  Henceforth the direct recruits  on failing to pass the prescribed  medical  examination should  not be considered for employment in  alternative  catego-ries.

This  is  also in partial supersession  of  the  orders contained  in  Board’s confidential letter No.E  55  RR/1/25/3(c) dated 7th May, 1956 (copy enclosed).

 

 

RBE No.156/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/Spl.98/FR/1/1  dated 11.09.2000 (RBE No.156/2000).

Sub      Grant of Dual charge allowance – counting of leave availed of during.

…..

A copy of Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Department  of Personnel and Training’s  O.M.No.4/1/2000-Estt  (Pay-II) dated  6.7.2000 on the subject mentioned above is enclosed  here-        with for information and guidance.  Instructions contained therein would apply to Railway servants mutatis-mutandis.

—–

Copy  of  Ministry  of Personnel, PG &  Pensions,  Department  of Personnel,  PG  & Pension’s O.M.No.4/1/2000 Estt (Pay  II)  dated 6.7.2000.

Sub      Dual charge arrangements – Effect of leave availed of during.

…..

The  undersigned  is directed to refer to  Ministry  of  Railways O.M.No.F(E)/Spl.98/FR/1/1 dated 5.6.2000 on the  subject mentioned  above and to clarify that if a Government  Officer  is  formally  appointed to hold full charge of another post in  addi-tion to his normal duty under FR-49 leave availed by that officer during the period of holding full charge of another post will  be taken  into  account for counting the period of dual  charge  arrangement.

 

 

RBE No.157/2000       

   Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/96/3/23  dated  7.9.2000  (RBE No.157/2000).

Sub      Analysis of stage-wise training needs of Group “C” and “D” Staff of S&T Department -                      Revised Training Course.

…..

Please  refer  Board’s  letter  of  even  number  dated 31.8.99 on the subject mentioned above.

Para 4.3 of the Board’s letter quoted above may  please be replaced with the following:

“4.3 Now, a staff is required to visit the Training centers atleast once in three years for the Refresher Course.  In addition staff may be nominated for the Recommendatory Course”.

Accordingly the course No.SNT-4, SNT-5 and SNT-6  under the  head  “COURSE INDEX” at page 1 of the  booklet  on  Approved Modules for Stagewise Training of Group “C” and “D” staff of  S&T  department may be read as:

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SNT-4   Refresher Course for ESM                   4          Once in 3 years          6

SNT-5   Refresher Course for TCM/WTM                      4          Once in 3 years          7

SNT-6   Refresher Course for MSM                   4          Once in 3 years          8

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In  view  of the above revised training  programme  and  keeping  in  mind the rapid technological changes coming  in  S&T equipments,  the training plan for S&T artisan staff with  refer- ence to Refresher Courses and equipment course would be as under:

Year     1   Refresher Course

Year     2/3 Equipment Course

Year     4   Refresher Course.

To  further  clarify the point it is stated that  if  a batch of S&T staff having undergone training in refresher  course during  2000  would undergo equipment course either in  2001  and  2002 and would be due for refresher training in 2003 and so on.

This may be implemented on priority and a feedback  on the  courses  having been conducted may be sent to  Board  for  a  appraisal.

 

 

RBE No.160/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/4   dated 11.9.2000 (RBE No.160/2000).

 

Sub:     Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendation of the Vth CPC – Revision of provisions regarding pension/commutation of pension.

…..

In   terms   of   para   7.2(a)   of   Board’s   letter  No.F(E)/III/97/PN1/22  dated 5.11.97 for the purpose of grant  of  family  pension,  the definition of “family” shall  also  include  parents  who  were wholly dependent on the Railway  servant  when  he/she  was alive provided the deceased employee had left  behind  neither  a widow nor a child entitled to receive the family  pension.  A few references have been received seeking  clarification  as to the authority competent to issue the dependency certificate for sanction of family pension in such cases.

The  matter has been examined in Board’s office and  it  is  clarified that at item (i) of para 1 of DOP&PW’s  O.M.  dated  21.7.99  circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter  of  even number dated 9.9.99, it has been clearly stipulated that it  will be  the  responsibility of the  pension  sanctioning  authorities  concerned  to  satisfy  themselves, based on a  scrutiny  of  the service  records and other relevant documents, that  the  parents were, in fact, wholly dependent on the deceased Government  servant  when he/she  was alive and that he/she had not  left  behind  any  of the other specified beneficiaries who have a prior  claim to  the family pension.  In view of this, the dependency  of  the  parents  has  to be ascertained from the service records  of  the deceased employee and other documents, if any, and therefore, the need for issue of a dependency certificate by any authority would not  arise  in such cases.  However, once the family  pension  is         sanctioned  to the dependent parents and children on having  fulfilled  all the conditions, including dependency criterion,  continuance  of the same will depend upon production of income  cer-        tificate and fulfillment of other conditions stipulated in  paras (ii), (iii) and (iv) of para-1 of DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 21st  July, 1999 referred to above.

It  is  also clarified in this context  that  in  cases  where  the  Railway servant/pensioner had left  behind  either  a spouse  or a child or both entitled to draw family  pension,  the dependent parents cannot be considered as part of the family  and their turn for family pension will not materialise at all.

 

 

 

RBE No.167/2000     

  Board’s  letter   No.99/E(RRB)/25/11   dated  21.9.2000 (RBE No.167/2000) .

Sub:     Recruitment to Group “D” posts.

…..

In  supercession  of  the  instructions  contained   in Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/11 dated 21.4.99 Board have decid-ed that all recruitments to Group “D” posts will, henceforth,  be undertaken by the Railway Administrations themselves, as was  the practice prior to 21.4.99.  Consequently, the provisions made  in Chapter VI of RRB Manual (2000) relating to Group “D” recruitment stand deleted.

 

 

RBE No.165/2000

   Board’s  letter   No.PC-V/97/R-II/48   dated 15.9.2000(RBE No.165/2000).

Sub:     Implementation of recommendations of V CPC regarding Stenographers on the Railways.

…..

 

The  recommendations of the V Central  Pay  Commission, contained in Para 83,230 of their report on the subject of  level  of  stenographic assistance to officers in Senior  Administrative Grade  (SAG)  and  above in the Zonal Railways  have  been  under consideration  of  this Ministry.  After examining  all  relevant aspects,  the  Ministry  of Railways, with the  approval  of  the  President have decided as follows:

I.          General Managers (and equivalent officers) in the grade Rs.24500-26000 and Additional General Managers in the Railways in the grade Rs.22400-24500 should be provided stenographic assistance in the grade of Rs.8000-13500 by providing one post each in this grade. The required number of posts in this grade will be created by upgrading an equal number of posts in the grade Rs.7500-12000.  However, if adequate number of posts in grade Rs.7500-12000 are not available the posts in grade Rs.8000-13500 will be provided by upgrading posts in the grade Rs.6500-10500. The newly created posts in the grade of Rs.8000-13500 will be Gazetted posts in Group B. Recruitment rules and other conditions for placement in this grade will be issued separately.

II.          All HAG officers (Rs.22400-24500). co-ordinating HODs (Rs.18400-22400) and DRMs (Rs.18400-22400)should be provided with one stenographer each in the grade Rs.7500-12000. The required number of posts in this grade will be created by upgrading an equal number of                  posts in the grade Rs.6500-10500.

III       The remaining SAG officers should be provided with stenographic assistance in the grade of Rs.6500-10500.

 

As regards the staff to be placed in grade Rs.7500-12000, the benefit of the improved grade will become available only on the date(s) when the laid down selection procedure has been followed and completed.

IV.       Date of effect :

Insofar as placement in the grade Rs. 8000-13500 is concerned, the recruit rules and other condition includes date of effect will be notified separately.

 

V         Pay Fixation

Staff selected and posted against the higher grade  posts as a result of introduction of the new scales will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313(R-II) (FR-22-I(A)(i) with the usual option for pay fixation as per extant instructions.

VI.       Provision of Reservation:

The existing instructions with regard to reservation  will continue to apply while filling up posts in the new grades.

 

 

 

RBE No.169/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.PC-V/99/I/6/1(Pt)   dated  26.9.2000 (RBE No.169/2000).

Sub:     Fixation of pay of Sr.Clerks in receipt of special pay of Rs.70/- in IV CPC scales

but now have been placed in the higher grade of Rs.5000-8000.

 

Ref;     Rly.Board’s Lr.No.PC-V/97/I/11/24 dated 17.8.98.

…..

References have been received from a few Railways  seek-ing clarification regarding fixation of pay of Sr.Clerks who were  earlier  in  receipt of special pay of Rs.70/- under IV  CPC  pay  scales  but have now been placed in the higher grade of  Rs.5000-8000.   The  matter has been examined in Board’s office  and  the  following clarifications are furnished:

(i)       The pay of Sr.Clerks who were in receipt of special pay  of Rs.70/- prior to 1.1.96 under IV CPC scales is to be fixed directly in the higher scale of Rs.5000-8000 in terms of Rule 7 of RSRP Rules, 1997.

(ii)      In cases where the individuals concerned who were in receipt of special pay prior to 1.1.96 so desire, option to switch over to the grade of Rs.5000-8000 from the date of next increment may be allowed in  terms of FR 22(I)(a)(i) but in such cases, special pay of Rs.70/- will not be counted for the purpose of fixation in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and

(iii)     Sr.Clerks who were granted special pay on or after 1.1.96 (i.e. before Board’s orders dated 17.8.1998) were issued or could be acted upon) would be first  fixed in the grade of Rs.4500-7000 as on 1.1.96 under RSRP Rules, 1997 and thereafter in the grade of Rs.5000-8000 under FR 22(I)(a)(i) from the date of grant of special pay of Rs.70/-.  However, in such cases, special pay of Rs.70/- would not be counted for fixation in the scale of Rs.5000-8000  The amount of special pay already received by such  staff should be adjusted against arrears of pay and allowance becoming due on placement in the grade Rs.5000-8000.

2. This    disposes    of   Eastern    Railway’s    letter No.E.839/2/Misc/GMCR/Spl.Pay/Pt.I  dated  16.8.99.   ICFs  letter  No.PB/SIC/2/Engg/Vol. dated 13.8.99 and Southern Railway’s letter         No.P(PC)/524/VPC/Vol.II dated 17.5.2000.

 

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RC-2/18  dated 15.9.2000.

Sub:     Reservation of jobs for Physically Handicapped persons in Group “C” and Group “D” – List of categories identified as suitable for OH, VH,  and HH persons.

…..

Please  find  enclosed a Department-wise list  of  post presently identified on the Railways for recruitment of physically  handicapped persons in the categories of (1) Visually  Handi-capped  (2)Orthopaedically  handicapped and  (3)  Hearing  handicapped.

Railway Administration should also identify more  categories  locally (which is not included in the enclosed list)  and advise  the Railway Board of such additional categories and  also indicate against each such categories, the functional classification and physical requirement – of the job so that more  disabled persons are provided with employment opportunities in the Government.

Department-wise list of posts presently identified on the Railways for recruitment of Physically Handicapped persons in the categories of

(1) Visually Handicapped

(2) Orthopaedically Handicapped

(3) Hearing Handicapped.

ANNEXURE

CATEGORIES  PRESENTLY  AVAILABLE  ON  RAILWAYS’S  FOR  PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY             DEPARTMENT           ACCOUNTS

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Visually/            Group “C”         Group “D”

Handicapped          —————————————————-

1. Clerks           1. Peon

2. Typist           2. Cleaner

3. Steno            3. Waterman

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAYS FOR PHYSICALLY  HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY                    DEPARTMENT                ACCOUNT

——————————————————————————————-

ORTHOPEDICALLY         GROUP ‘C’                           GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

—————————————————————————————

1. Section Officer/office                                Nil

Supdt/Head Clerk/Head

Asst./Section Incharge/

Supervisors (Clerical)

2. Office Asst/Senior Clerks

3. Clerical & other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4. Clerks (General)

5. ledger Clerk/Keeper

6. Machine Supervisor, Data

Processing/Machine Supdt.

Data processing.

7. Statistical Assistant

8. Hand Writing Expert.

9. Finger Print Expert

10. Audit Clerk

11. Accounts Clerk

12. Cashier (General)

13. Cashier Cash Counter/Cash

Clerk, Clerk Cash Counter

14. Clerk, Cost Accounting

15. Calculating Machine Operator/

Accounting Machine Operator.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAYS FOR PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA.

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CATEGORY             DEPARTMENT                  ACCOUNTS

———————————————————————————————————————

HEARING HANDICAPPED    GROUP ‘C’                      GROUP ‘D’

———————————————————————————————————————

1. Statistical Assistant                    -Nil-

2. Keypunch Operator/Card

Punch Operator

3. Computer

4. Accounts Clerk

5. Calculating machine operator/

Accounting machine operator.

6. Machine Supervisor, data Processing

Machine Supdt. Data processing.

7. Tabulating machine operator.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY  FOR PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA.

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CATEGORY                 DEPARTMENT-CIVIL

———————————————————————————————————————

VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’                  GROUP ‘D’

———————————————————————————————————————

Clerk                                                                    Peon

TYPIST                                                                Cleaner

Steno                                                                   Waterman

Polisher                                                   Chowkidar

Painter

Fitter General

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CAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY                   DEPARTMENT – CIVIL

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY HANDICAPPED   GROUP ‘C’              GROUP ‘D’

———————————————————————————————————————

1. Section office Supdt/   Nil

Head Clerk/Head Asstt.

Supervisors (Clerical)

2. Office Asst/Senior Clerks

3. Clerical and other supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4. Lab Asstt. Soil

5. Lab Asstt. Chemical

6. Draughtsman, Archives

7. Draughtsman, Civil

8. Draughtsman, Structure

9. Draughtsman, Topographical

10. Lab.Asstt.Chemical, Engg Genl.

11. Topographical Auxiliary

12. Machine Supervisor, Data processing

13. Key Punch Operator/Card Punch Operator

14. Sorting Machine Operator/Punch Card

Sorting Machine Operator

15. Upholsterer (furniture)

16. Trimmer, Machine

17. Trimmer Hand

18. Carpenter, Genl.

19. Furniture Maker, Wood

20. Wood Turner, Machine

21. Cabinet maker

22. Jointer machine Operator

23. Driller wood

24. Wood Lacquerer

25. Planner

26. Driller metal, General

27. Borer

28. Polisher

29. Concrete Mixer (Mosaic Tile)

30. Plane Tabler, Ground Surveyor

31. Pattern maker, wood

32. Clerks, general.

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HANDICAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY                    DEPARTMENT – CIVIL

——————————————————————————————————————-

HEARING HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’                 GROUP ‘D’

——————————————————————————————————————

1. LAB ASST. SOIL                                                  NIL

2. Lab Asst. Chemical

3. Surveyor, Topographical

4. Surveyor Photogrammatric

5. Works Inspector, Engineering

6. Draughts men, Archives

7. Draftsmen, Civil

8. Draughtsmen, Structural

9. Draughtsmen, Topographical

10. Lab Asstt Chem.Engg General

11. Lab Asstt. metallurgical

12. Topographical Auxiliary

13. Book Keeper (General)

14. Accounts Clerk

15. Book Keeping machine Operator

16. Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card

Sorting Machine Operator

17. Coding Machine Operator

18. Tabulating Machine Operator

19. Clerk (General)

20. Time keeper

21. Time Keeper/Starter Vehicle

time keeper

22. Gardener, General.

23. Impregnator wood

24. Wood Sawyer, Hand Metal

25. Upholsterer (furniture)

26. Trimmer, machine

27. Trimmer, Hand

28. Carpenter, General

29. Carpenter (Cons)

30. Jointer (wood)

31. Furnituremaker, wood

32. Cabinet maker

33. Wood Turner, Machine

34. Jointer Machine Operator,

35. Driller, wood

36. Wood Lacquerer

37. Planner

38. Borer

39. Polisher

40. Plumber, GeneraL

41. Pipe fitter

42. Plumbing and Pipe fitting Operatives

43. Welder, Gas

44. Painter, building

45. Painter steel, structure

46. Painter, General

47. Painter, Sign or letter

48. Painter Spray

49. Painter,. Brush

50. Painter, Wood Work & Furniture

51. Concrete Mixer (Mosaic Tile)

52. Polishing machine Operator.

53. Building Insulator, Hand

54. Glazier, Constt.

55. White Washer

56. Distemperer, Bldg

57. Plane Tabler, Ground Surveyor

58. Blue Printer

59. Fitter Construction.

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HANDICAPPED QUOTA.

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CATEGORY                     DEPARTMENT – COMMERCIAL

 

 

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VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP’C’                  GROUP ‘D’

——————————————————————————————————————————–

1. Clerks                      1.Peon

2. Typist                      2. Cleaner

3. Steno                       3.Waterman

 

CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY                   DEPARTMENT – COMMERCIAL

——————————————————————————————————————————–

Orthopaedically      GROUP’C’                                                   GROUP ‘D’

Handicapped

——————————————————————————————————————————–

1.Section Officer/Office Supdt                                    Cook Institutional

Head Clerk/Head Asst.

Section-in-charge/

Supervisors (Clerical).

2. Office Asst/Sr.Clerks

3. Clerical & other supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4. Clerks (General)

5. Inspectors/Supervisors/

others (Clerical)

6. Enquiry Clerk or information Clerk

7. Receptionist (Hotel)

8. Receptionist Clerk/Receptionist

9. Reservation Clerk/Transport

10. Ticket Collector, Railways

11. Section Controller, Railways/

Traffic Controller Railways.

12. Platform Inspector

13. Claims Inspector, Railways

14. Goods Supervisor Railways

15. Tourist Guide

16. Brakes man, Railway Luggage Guard

17. Head Train Recorder, head number

Taker, Head Train Clerk.

18. Booking Clerk, Transport

19. Rates Inspector

20. Tailor, General

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY                 DEPARTMENT – ELECTRICAL

——————————————————————————————————————————–

VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’             GROUP ‘D’

——————————————————————————————————————————–

1. Clerk              1. Peon

2. Typist             2. Cleaner

3. Steno              3. Waterman

4. Polisher           4. Chowkidar

——————————————————————————————————————————–        CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA

——————————————————————————————————————————–        CATEGORY               DEPARTMENT  -  ELECTRICAL

——————————————————————————————————————————–        Orthopaedically       Group “C”                                                            Group “D”

Handicapped

————————————————————————————————————————————–

1. Section Officer/Office Supdt                                   Nil

Head Clerk/Head Asst./

Section-in-charge/Supervisors

(clerical).

2. Office Asstt/Senior Clerks

3. Clerical and other supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4. Ledger Clerk/Keeper

5. Key Punch Operator/Card Punch

Operator

6. Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/

Machine Supdt. Data Processing

7. Draughtsman, Electrical

8. Book Keeping Machine Operator

9. Sorting Machine Operator/Punch

Card Sorting machine operator

10. Time keeper starter vehicle

time keeper

11. Carpenter, General

12. Mortised Operator

13. A tool setter, press

14. Planner

15. Radial Driller

16. Polisher

17. Machine Precision Instrument, Elec.

18. Adjuster, Relays

19. Annexure winder

20. Coil Winder, machine

21. Battery Servicing man

22. Battery repairer

23. Operator Impregnation plant

(Electrical Equipment Manufacturing).

24. Clerks (General).

——————————————————————————————————————————–                                   CATEGORIES  PRESENTLY  AVAILABLE  ON  RAILWAY’S  FOR  PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA

——————————————————————————————————————————–                                   CATEGORY              DEPARTMENT – ELECTRICAL

——————————————————————————————————————————–                                   HEARING               GROUP ‘C’                                              GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

——————————————————————————————————————————–

1. Draftsman, Electrical                                  Nil

2. Accounts Clerk

3. Sorting Machine Operator Punch

card sorting Machine Operator

4. Coding machine operator

5. Tabulating machine operator

6. Time keeping/starter vehicle time

keeper

7. Electroplater

8. Riveting Machine operator

9. Carpenter Genl

10. Mortised operator

11. Fret saw machine operator

12. A tool setter, press

13. Planner

14. Radial Driller

15. Polisher

16. Assembler refrigerator and Air

Conditioning unit.

17. Machine, Precision, Instrument Elec.

18. Adjuster, Relays

19. Wireman, Light and Power

20. Electrician, Automobile

21. Electrical wiring operatives

22. Lineman, Light and power

23. Lineman and Cable joining operatives

24. Armature Winder

25. Coil Winter machine

26. Operator, Impregnation plant

(Elec.Equip, Mft).

27. Metre Dealer, Electrical

28. Welder, Electric

29. Gas Cutter

30. Painter, Spray.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY               DEPARTMENT – GENERAL

——————————————————————————————————————————–

VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’                             GROUP ‘D’

—————————————————————————————————————

1. Clerk                                    1. Peon

2. Typist                                  2. Cleaner

3. Steno                                   3. Waterman

4. Reception Clerk

5. Music Teacher

6. Packer

7. Labeller

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA

———————————————————————————————————————————

CATEGORY                  DEPARTMENT – GENERAL

———————————————————————————————————————————

ORTHOPAEDICALLY          GROUP ‘C’                        GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

——————————————————————————————————————————-

1)Section Officer/Office                      1)Peon

Supdt, Head Clerk/Head         2)Office Boy

Asst./Section in-charge                      3)Dustingman

Supervisors(Clerical)                          4)Farash

2)Office Asst/Sr.Clerks           5)Duplicating Machine operator

3)Clerical & other                                6)Cyclo-style machine

supervisors (not                                  operator  Messenger

elsewhere specified).

4)Machine supervisor,Data     7)Dok Peon

Progressing/Machine                          8)Cook Institutional

Supdt. Data Processing         9)Washing machine Operator

5)Librarian                               10)Drying machine Operator

6)Librarian film

7)Clerks (General)

8)Teacher, Infant school

9)Library Clerk/Library Asst.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY

HANDICAPPED QUOTA

———————————————————————————————————————————

CATEGORY                DEPARTMENT – MECHANICAL

———————————————————————————————————————————

GROUP ‘C’                 GROUP ‘D’

VISUALLY HANDICAPPED

1) Clerk                                   1)Peon

2) Typist                                  2)Cleaner

3) Steno                      3)Waterman

4) Polisher                   4)Chowkidar

5) Machinist

6) Painter

7) Fitter Millwright

8) Fitter General

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY                                  HANDICAPPED QUOTA

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CATEGORY              DEPARTMENT – MECHANICAL

——————————————————————————————————————————-

ORTHOPAEDICALLY       GROUP ‘C’                                                   GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

—————————————————————————————————————————–

1)Section Officer/Office Supdt                                   -Nil-

Head Clerk/Head Asst./

Section-in-charge/Supervisors

(clerical).

2)Office Asst./Sr.Clerks

3)Clerical & other supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4)Key punch operator/Card Punch Operator

5)Machine supervisor, Data processing

Machine Supdt./Data processing

6)Draughtsman, Mechanical

7)Lab.Asst. Metallurgical

8)Book Keeping Machine Operator.

9)Sorting machine Operator/

Punch Card sorting Machine Operator.

10)Time keeper starter vehicle time keeper

11)Electroplater.

12)Tailor,General

13)Upholsterer (furniture)

14)Trimmer, Machine

15)Carpenter, Genl.

16)Mortised Operator

17)Driller, wood

18)Dowel machine operator

19)A tool setter press

20)Shaper

21)Planner

22)Slotter

23)Gear cutter

24)Heavy duty and Mill Operator

25)Driller, Metal,General.

26)Borer

27)Cylinder Borer

28)Grinder, Genl.

29)Grinder, Crank shaft

30)Roll Grinder

31)Surface Grinder

32)Thread Grinder

33)Lapper

34)Glazer

35)Polisher

36)Grinder tool and cutter.

37)Saw grinder, machine

38)Saw grinder, hand

39)Power press operator, metal

40)Ball lapping machine operator

41)Dividing Machine operator

42)Welder, machine

43)Brazer

44)Tinsmith

45)Tin coater

46)Lens grinder

47)Lens polisher, optical

48)Edger, optical glass

49)Lens centerer and Edger optical

50)Wheel Grinder, glass

51)Edge Finisher, glass

52)Yard Foreman, Railway

53)Pattern maker, wood

54)Clerks (General)

55)Printer Machine Operator

56)Tenoning machine operator

57)B.Setter Drop Forging Machine

58)Radial Driller.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAY’S FOR PHYSICALLY HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA.

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CATEGORY               DEPARTMENT – MECHANICAL

——————————————————————————————————————————-

HEARING HANDICAPPED   GROUP C’                                    GROUP ‘D’

——————————————————————————————————————————-

1)Draughtsman Mechanical                           -Nil-

2)Lab Asstt.Metallurgical

3)Accounts Clerk

4)Book Keeping Machine Operator

5)Sorting Machine Operator Punch

Card Sorting Machine Operator

6)Coding machine Operator

7)Tabulating Machine Operator

8)Clerks (General)

9)Time Keeper

10)Time Keeper/Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

11)Metal Sprayer

12)Wood sawyer, Hand Metal

13)Tailor, General

14)Upholsterer (furniture)

15)Trimmer, Machine

16)Riverting Machine Operator

17)Carpenter, General

18)Mortised Operator

19)Tenoning Machine Operator

20)Jointer Machine Operator

21)Driller, Wood

22)Dowel Machine Operator

23)A Tool Setter, press

24)B.Setter, Drop Forging Machine

25)Shaper

26)Planner

27)Slotter

28)Gear Cutter

29)Heavy Duty End Mill Operator

30)Radial Driller

31)Borer

32)Grinder, General

33)Grinder, Crank shaft

34)Roll Grinder

35)Surface Grinder

36)Thread Grinder

37)Lapper

38)Glazer

39)Polisher

40)Grinder, Tool & Cutter

41)Saw Grinder, Machine

42)Saw Grinder, Hand

43)Power press Operator, Metal

44)Ball lapping Machine operator

45)Dividing Machine Operator

46)Cable Jointer

47)Welder, Machine

48)Gas Cutter

49)Brazer

50)Sheet Metal worker, General

51)Tin Smith

52)Tin Coater

53)Boiler Fitter

54)Tube Smith, Boiler

55)Boiler maker

56)Erector, Struct

57)Fitter, Struct

58)Rivator

59)Lens Grinder

60)Lens Polisher, Optical

61)Edger, Optical Glass

62)Lens Centerer & Edger, Optical

63)Wheel Grinder, Glass

64)Edge Finisher, Glass

65)Painter General

66)Painter, Spray

67)Hardness tester, metal

68)Pattern maker, wood.

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CATEGORIES PRESENTLY AVAILABLE ON RAILWAYS FOR PHYSICALLY  HANDI-

CAPPED QUOTA.

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY       GROUP ‘C’                           GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Section Officer/Office          1)Cook Institutional

Supdt/Head Clerk                                2)Washing Machine

Head Asst.Supervisors           Operator

Clerical                                    3)Drying Machine

2)Office Supdt/Sr.Clerks        Operator

3)Clerical & other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

3)Machine Supervisor, Data

Processing/Machine Supdt

Data processing

4)Clerks General

5)Mechanic, Dental.

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HEARING           GROUP ‘C’                             GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Laboratory Assistant            1) Liner Keeper

Physical                                2)Cook Institutional

2)Laboratory Asst.                              3)Sweeper Dry

Clinical                                 4)Sweeper Wet

3)Orthopaedic Appliances      5)Sweeper Sewer

and Limb Technician                          6)Sweeper Cleaner and

4)Mechanic, Dental                 Related workers/water

carriers/others

7)Dhobi washing Machine

Operator

8)Drying Machine Operator.

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CATEGORY          DEPARTMENT – PERSONNEL

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VISUALLY          GROUP ‘C’                     GROUP’D’

HANDICAPPED

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1. Clerk                 1. Peon

2. Typist                2. Cleaner

3. Steno                 3. Waterman

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY    GROUP ‘C’                                          GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Section Officer/Office Supdt                       1)Daftary

Head Clerk/Head Asst.                       2)Attendant

Section In-charge/Supervisors

(clerical)

2)Office Asst/Senior Clerks

3)Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4)Private Secretary-cum-

Stenographer/Personal Assistant

5)PA

6)Steno-Typists/Stenographers

7)Clerks (General)

8)Machine Supervisor, Data Processing

Machine Supdt.Data Processing

9)Statistical Asst.

10)Higher Secondary & Secondary

School Teacher

11)Language Teacher, Higher Secondary

and Secondary School

12)Middle School Teacher (other than

those mentioned elsewhere).

13)Primary School Teacher (others)

14)Art Teacher

15)Inspectors/Supervisors/others

(clerical)

16)Computer

17)Coder Clerk

18)Translator

19)Legal Assistant

20)Higher Secondary

(Secondary School Teacher

(not elsewhere specified)

21)Middle School Teachers

22)Language Teacher, Middle School

23)Primary School Teachers

24)Typists.

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1)Typist                                   1)Daftry

2)Book Keeper(General)         2)Attendant

3)Computer

4)Book Keeping Machine

Operator

5)Machine Supervior Data

Processing Machine Supdt

Data Processing

6)Coder Clerk

7)Statistical Assistant.

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CATEGORY            DEPARTMENT – S & T

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY     GROUP ‘C’                                                                 GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Section Officer/Office Supdt                                   Nil

Head Clerk/Head Asst./

Section In-charge/Supervisors(clerical)

2)Office Asst/Senior Clerks

3)Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4)Key punch operator/Card Punch Operator

5)Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/

Machine.

6)Teleprinter operator/Teletype Operator

7)Sorting Machine Operator/Punch Card

Sorting Machine Operator.

8)Time Keeper Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

9)Telegraph Master Controller Telegraph

10)Monitor, Telephone

11)Supervisor, Wireless

12)Communication Workers, others

13)Telephone Operator (Local)

14)Telephone, Telegraph & related

Telecommunication Operator

15)Tailor General

16)Form layer, Cable(Telephone and

Telegraph equip Mfg.)

17)Sound Recording Equipment Operator

18)Supervisor Tele Engg.Supervisor Telegraph

19)Inspectors/Supervisors/others

Clerical, Clerks (General)

20)Telephone Operator (PBX)

21)Telegraphists

22)Carpenter, General

23)Mortised Operator

24)Planner

25)Watch Reparier

26)Adjustor, Relays.

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VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’          GROUP ‘D’

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1.Clerk               1)Peon

2.Typist              2)Cleaner

3)Steno               3)Waterman

4)Tele Operator       4)Chowkidar

5)Polisher.

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CATEGORY              DEPARTMENT – STORES

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VISUALLY HANDICAPPED         GROUP ‘C’           GROUP ‘D’

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1)Clerk                 1)Peon

2)Typist                2)Cleaner

3)Steno                 3)Waterman

4)Chowkidar

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1)Mortised Operator                Nil

2)Planner

3)Adjuster Relays

4)Book Keeper (General)

5)Accounts Clerk

6)Book Keeping Machine Operator

7)Coding Machine Operator

8)Tabulating Machine Operator

9)Time Keeper

10)Time keeper/Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

11)Tailor (General)

12)Carpenter (General)

13)Mortised Operator

14)Planner

15)Watch repairer

16)Form Layer, Cable(Telephone &

Telegtraph Equipment MFT)

17)Painter, General

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HEARING HANDICAPPED  GROUP ‘C’                                                            GROUP ‘D’

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1)A Tool setter, Press                                                 Nil

2)Book Keeper (General)

3)Accounts Clerk

4)Tabulating Machine Operator

Book Keeping Machine Operator

5)Time Keeper

6)Tailor, General

7)Master Cutter, (Garment)

8)Trimmer, Hand

9)Furniture maker, wood

10)Compositor, Hand

11)Distributor, letter press

12)Line Operator

13)Mono Operator

15)Maker-up photo type setting

16)Photo type setting machine operator

17)Machine man, hand printing

18)Machine man, automatic printing

19)Machine man, offset printing

20)Stereo matrix Molder

21)Stereotype caster

22)Retoucher, Lithographic

23)Mounter

24)Cameraman, Photomachine Mach.

25)Photostat Camera Operator

26)Book winder related workers and others

27)Stencil cutter, silk screen printing

28)Silk Screen Printer

29)Pressman (flat bed, letter press)

30) Impositor

31)Lighopraphic Artist

32)Photostat Cameraman

33)Book Binder

34)Clerks (General)

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY     GROUP ‘C’                                                     GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Section Officer/office Supdt/                       Nil

Head Clerk/Head Asst/Section

In-charge/Supervisors(Clerical)

2) Office Asst/Senior Clerks

3)Clerical & other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4)Ledger clerk/keeper

5)Key punch operator/card punch operator

6)Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/

Machine Supdt, Data Processing

7)Book keeping Machine Operator

8)Stock Distributor

9)Stock Verifier

10)Time Keeper/Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

11)Master Cutter (Garments)

12)Furniture maker, wood

13) Trimmer, Hand

14)A tool setter press

15)Compositor, Hand

16)Impositer

17)Distributor, letter press

18)Line Operator

19)Mono Operator

20)Maker up, photo type setting

21)Photo type setting machine operator

22)Lithographic Artist

23)Retoucher, Lithographic

24)Mounter

25)Book Binder

26)Book Binder and related workers, others

27)Stencil cutter

28)Silk screen painting

29)Silk Screen Printer

30)Tailor, General

31)Store Keeper,Store Clerk Godown Keeper

warehouseman.

32)Clerks(General)

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CATEGORY          DEPARTMENT – TRAFFIC

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VISUALLY                        GROUP ‘C’                 GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1. Clerks                   1. Peon

2. Typist                   2. Cleaner

3. Steno                    3. Waterman

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ORTHOPAEDICALLY HANDICAPPED  GROUP ‘C’                                         GROUP ‘D’

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1)Section Officer/Office                      Nil

Supdt/Head Clerk/

Head Asst/Section In-

charge/Supervisors(Clerical)

2)Office Supdt/Sr.Clerks

3)Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4)Clerks (General)

5)Section Controller Railways

Traffic Controller Railways

6)Controller, Train

7)Conductor, Guard Railways

8)Passenger Guide, Railways

9)Machine Supervisor Data Processing,

Machine Supdt. Data Processing.

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HEARING                        GROUP ‘C’                             GROUP ‘D’

HANDICAPPED

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1)Surveyor, Topographical           Nil

2)Surveyor, Photogrammatric.

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RBE No.162/2000       

Board’s letter No.F(E)/Spl.2000/Adv.3/4  dated  11.09.2000 (RBE No.162/2000).

Sub:Form of Mortgage Deed to be executed when

the property is ‘lease hold’.

—–

It  has come to notice that on procuring flats  through

IRWO  etc.,  loanees could not execute mortgage deed  within  the

stipulated  period  of 3 months of the drawal  of  House  Building

Advance due to non supply of land lease papers by IRWO.

Attention  in  this connection is drawn  to  para-2  of

Ministry  of Works and housing’s O.m. No.I/17011/9/71-ED  (H)-III

dated     5.7.1971    circulated    through    Board’s     letter

no.F(E0/III/71/Adv/3/3  (ii) dated 10.11.71, which provides  that

‘Form No.4″B”‘ should be brought into use, for executing mortgage

deed  in  the case of purchase of ready built house/flat  on  the

lease hold land, the absolute right of which is not vested in the

purchaser.

In  view  of the clear provision already  existing,  an

indicated  above, the mortgage deed must be executed  within  the

stipulated period.

——————-

Copy  of  Ministry of Works  and  Housing’s  O.M.No.I/17011/9/71-

ED(H)/III  dated  5.7.1971,  circulated  through  Board’s  letter

no.F(E)/III/71/Adv/3/3(ii) dated 10.11.1971.

Sub:Form of Mortgage Deed to be executed when

the property is leasehold.

—–

The undersigned is directed to state that Government of

India  have,  of  late, been receiving  references  from  several

departments  that  in the case of ready-built  houses/flats  sold

by Delhi Development Authority, mortgage deeds could not be  exe-

cuted in several cases, within the stipulated period of 3  months

of  the  drawl of house building advance, as prescribed  in  Rule

5(a)(5).  The main reason adduced therefor is that the  existing

standardised  “Form No.4″ contains several references to  ‘lease-

deed’ which cannot, however, be made available by Delhi Develop-

ment  Authority,  as its execution has to await  formation  of  a

registered  agency  of flat/house owners, which  will  take  some

time.

 

2.        The  Government have, therefore, considered the  matter

and decided that in pursuance of the advice given by the Ministry

of  Law, vide their U.O.No.10998/71, dated 23.2.71 (addressed  to

Ministry of Home Affairs), and a revised Form, named ‘Form  No.4-

B’  annexed to this Memorandum will be brought into use, to  pro-

vide for the execution of mortgage deed, in the case of  purchase

of  ready-built  house/flat on the leasehold land,  the  absolute

right  of which is not vested in the purchaser and  the  existing

standard  Form No.4 may continue to be used for the   purpose  of

construction of a house on the leasehold land as heretofor.

3.        it  is  needless  to add that blanks in  the  forms  of

mortgage  deed should be filled in carefully,  before  finalising

each and every documents, which should invariably be registered.

4.        Necessary  amendment  to House Building  Advance  Rules

will be issued in due course.

F O R M  NO.4-B

Form  of Mortgage Deed to be executed in the case of purchase  of

ready-built  house/flat on leasehold land, the absolute right  of

which is not vested in the purchaser.

RULE 5(a)

The indenture made this ___________ day of _______  one

thousand  nine hundred and __________ between ________________

son of ________ of __________ at present employed as ____________

in  the  Ministry/Office of ________  as  _________  (hereinafter

called “THE MORTGAGOR” which expression shall unless excluded  by

or  repugnant  to the subject or context include  his/her  heirs,

executors, administrators, and assigns) of the ONE PART  and  the

PRESIDENT  OF  INDIA (hereinafter called  ‘THE  MORTGAGEE’  which

expression  shall unless excluded by or repugnant to the  subject

or  context include his successors in office and assigns) of  the

OTHER PART.

WHEREAS  the  Borrower had under the provision  of  the

Rules framed by the Government of India to regulate the grant  of

advances  to Central Government Servants for building,  etc.,  of

houses  (hereinafter  referred  to as  the  “said  rules”,  which

expression shall, where the context so admits, include any amend-

ment thereof or addition for the time being in force) applied to

the Government for an advance of Rupees ________________________

to  purchase a ready/built house as aforesaid and the  Government

had  sanctioned an advance of Rupees ___________________  to  the

Borrower, vide the Ministry/Office letter No.____________________

dated ______________ a copy of which is annexed to these presents

for  the purpose aforesaid on the terms and conditions set  forth

thereon.

AND WHEREAS on the ____________ at the time of drawl of

the said loan an agreement was executed by the between the  mort-

gager  and the mortgagee whereby the mortgagor inter alia  under-

took to execute a document mortgaging the said flat to the  mort-

gagee  as Security for the amount advanced to mortgager  as  also

for the interest payable for the said amount in the form provided

by the said rules.

AND WHEREAS by a deed of conveyance dated the _________

day   of  ____________  executed  by   and  between   the   Delhi

Development  Authority of the one part and the mortgagor  of  the

other part for consideration in the said indenture mentioned  the

Delhi  Development Authority sole, transferred and  assigned  the

properties  more  particularly mentioned in the schedule  to  the

said documents as also the schedule hereunder to the mortgager on

terms and conditions in the said indenture mentioned.

AND WHEREAS the consideration for the said transfer was

paid  by the mortgagor out of the Government loan of  Rs.____________

advanced to him.

NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSES AS FOLLOWS

(i)(a) In pursuance of the said Rules and in considera-

tion of the said advance sanctioned/paid by the MORTGAGEE to  the

MORTGAGOR pursuant to the provisions contained in this said Rules

and MORTGAGOR BOTH hereby convenient with the MORTGAGEE that  the

MORTGAGOR shall always duly observe and perform all the terms and

conditions of the said Rules and shall repay to the MORTGAGEE the

said advance of Rs.__________ (Rupees _____________________ only)

by *_________________ monthly installments of  Rs.________(Rupees

______________  only)  from the pay of the  Mortgagor  commencing

from the month of _________ Nineteen hundred and __________  i.e.

from the pay of the month following that in which the advance  is

drawn  and the Mortgagor hereby authorises the mortgagee to  make

deduction from his monthly pay/leave salary/subsistence allowance

of the amount of such installments and the Mortgagor shall  after

paying  the  full amount of the advances also  pay  interest  due

thereon in $______________ monthly installments in the manner  and

on the terms specified in the said Rules.  Provided that the

mortgagor  shall repay the entire advance with interest  in  full

before  the date on which he/she is due to retire  from  service,

failing  which  the Mortgagee shall be entitled to  enforce  this

security  of the Mortgage ___________ at any time thereafter  and

recover the balance of the advance then due together with inter-

est  and costs of recovery by the sale of the mortgaged  property

or in such other manner as may be permissible under the law.   It

will, however, be open to the Mortgagor to repay the amount in  a

shorter period.

(i)(b) In pursuance of the said Rules and in  considera-

tion of the said advance sanctioned/paid by the MORTGAGEE to  the

MORTGAGOR pursuant to provisions contained in the said Rules  the

MORTGAGOR  BOTH  hereby convenient with the  MORTGAGEE  that  the

Mortgagor shall always duly observe and perform all the terms and

conditions of the said Rules and shall repay to the MORTGAGEE the

said advance of Rs.__________(Rupees _____________________  only)

by _______________ monthly installments of Rs._____________  from

the pay of the Mortgagor commencing from the month of ______19__

or from the pay of the month following that in which the  advance

is  drawn,  till the date of his superannuation and  the  balance

then  remaining outstanding on his superannuation  together  with

the interest on the amount advanced from the date of the  advance

to  the date of repayment from his  gratuity/death-cum-retirement

gratuity  and  the Mortgager hereby authorises the  Mortgagee  to

make  deductions  from his monthly  pay/leave  salary/subsistence

allowance of the amount of such installments and from his gratui-

ty/death-cum/retirement  gratuity of such of the balances  remai-

ning unpaid at the date of his death/retirement/superannuation as

hereinbefore  mentioned,  failing which the  mortgages  shall  be

entitled  to  enforce this security of the Mortgage at  any  time

thereafter  and recover the balance of the advance than  due  to-

gether  with interest and cost of recovery by sale of  the  mort-

gaged  property  or in such other manner as  may  be  permissible

under  the  law.  It will, however, be open to the  Mortgager  to

repay the amount in a shorter period.

NOTE: Delete Clause(i)(a) or (i)(b) whichever is in-applicable:

* This will not be more than 180

$ This will not be more than 60

(ii)    If the MORTGAGOR shall utilise the advance for a  purpose

other  than that for which the advance is sanctioned, or  if  the

MORTGAGOR shall become insolvent or shall cease to be in a  serv-

ice for any reason other than normal retirement/superannuation or

if  he/she dies before payment of the advance in full, or if  the

MORTGAGOR shall fail to observe or perform any of the terms,

conditions  and  stipulations  specified in the  said  Rules  and

on his/her part to be observed and performed then and in any such

case the whole of the principal amount of the advance or so  much

thereof as shall then remain due and unpaid shall become  payable

forthwith to the MORTGAGEE with interest thereof at _____________

per cent per annum calculated from the date of the payment by the

MORTGAGEE of the first installment of the said advance.  Notwith-

standing anything contained herein, if the Mortgagor utilises the

advance  for a purpose other than that for which the  advance  is

sanctioned, it shall be open to the Mortgagee to take such disci-

plinary action against the Mortgagor as may be appropriate  under

the Rules of service applicable to the mortgagor.

(iii)   In  further  pursuance  of the said  Rules  and  for  the

consideration aforesaid and to secure repayment of the  aforesaid

advance and interest as shall at any time or times hereinafter be

due to the Mortgagee under the terms of these present the Mortga-

gor Both hereby grant, convey, transfer or assure unto the  Mort-

gagee,  ALL AND SINGULAR the said property comprised in the  said

Conveyance dated _________ and more particularly described in the

Schedule hereunder written together with buildings to be  erected

by  the  Mortgagor  on the said property,  if  any,  (hereinafter

referred to as the Mortgaged property) or materials for the  time

being therein with all rights, easements and appurtenances to the

said  mortgaged  property  or any of them  belonging  subject  to

convenient by the purchaser and the conditions therein  contained

to HOLD the same unto the Mortgagee absolutely but subject to the

terms and convenants of the said Conveyance and subject neverthe-

less to the proviso for redemption hereinafter contained PROVIDED

ALWAYS  AND it is hereby agreed and declared by and  between  the

parties  hereto  that if the MORTGAGOR shall duly  pay  to  the

MORTGAGEE  the said principal sumand interest hereby  secured  in

the  manner  herein provided and also the other moneys  (if  any)

determined to be payable by the MORTGAGOR to the MORTGAGEE  under

the  terms and conditions of the said Rules, then  the  Mortgagee

will  at any time thereafter upon the request and at the cost  of

the  MORTGAGOR reconvey, retransfer and reassure the  said  mort-

gaged property unto and to the use of the Mortgagor or as he  may

direct.

(iv)    AND  IT IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREED AND DECLARED  that  if

there  shall be any breach by the mortgagor of the convenantd  on

his/her  part herein contained or if the MORTGAGOR  shall  become

insolvent  or shall cease to be in service for any  reason  other

than  normal retirement/superannuation or if he/she  died  before

all  the dues payable to the MORTGAGEE under these  presents  to-

gether with interest thereon shall have been fully paid off or if

the  said advance or any part thereof becomes  payable  forthwith

under these presents or otherwise then and in any of such cases

it  shall  be  lawful  for the  MORTGAGEE  TO  SELL  without  the

intervention  of  the court, the said Mortgaged property  or  any

part  thereof either together or in parcels and either by  public

auction  or by private contract with power to buy in  or  rescind

any contract for sale and to resell without being responsible for

any  loss which may be occasioned thereby and to do  and  execute

all  such acts and assurances for effectuating any such  sale  as

the MORTGAGEE shall think fit and IT IS HEREBY declared that  the

receipt of the Mortgagee for the purchase money of the premises

sold or any part thereof shall effectally discharge the purchaser

or purchasers from AND IT IS HEREBY DECLARED THAT THE

MORTGAGEE shall hold the moneys to arise from any sale in  pursu-

ance  of the aforesaid power UPON TRUST in the first place  there

out  to pay all the expenses incurred on such sale* (and  in  the

next place of pay to ____________ the Delhi Development Authority

the  Lesser of the Mortgaged property _______ 50 percent  of  the

unearned increase pursuant to clause ________ of the said  lease)

and  then  to pay moneys in or towards the  satisfaction  of  the

moneys for the time being owing on the security of these presents

and the balance if any to be paid to the Mortgager.

(v)  “In the event of the sale or foreclosure of the Mortgaged or

charged property, the lesser (President of India) shall be  enti-

tled to claim and recover fifty percent of the unearned  increase

in the value of the residential plot as aforesaid and the  amount

Of the Lesser’s share of the said unearned increased shall be the

first  charge, having priority over the said mortgage or  charge.

The decision of the Lessor in respect of the market value of  the

said  residential plot shall be final and binding on all  parties

concerned  provided  that the lessor shall have  the  pre-emptive

right to purchase the mortgaged or charged property after deduct-

ing fifty percent of the unearned increase as aforesaid.

* In case of Nazul lands in Delhi and in similar case wherever

applicable

(vi)   THE mortgagor HEREBY covenants with the MORTGAGEE as  fol-

lows:

(a)    THAT THE MORTGAGOR NOW HATH IN HIMSELF/HERSELF GOOD  RIGHT

and  lawful  authority  to grant, convey,  transfer,  assign  and

assure the MORTGAGED property unto and to the use of the  MORTGA-

GEE in a manner aforesaid.

(b)    That the Mortgagor shall carry out the construction of the

house/additions  to living accommodation in the  aforesaid  house

exactly  in accordance with the approved plan and  specifications

on  the  basis of which the above advance has been  computed  and

sanctioned  unless  a  departure therefrom is  permitted  by  the

Mortgagee.  The mortgagor shall certify, when applying for in

instalments of advance admissible at the plinth/roof level,  that

the  constructions is being carried out in accordance with

the plan and estimates furnished by him to the mortgagee, that

the construction. has reached plinth/roof level  and  that  the

amount  already drawn out of the sanctioned advance has  actually

been  used on the construction of the house.  he/She  will  allow

the  Mortgagee  to carry out either by himself,  or  through  his

representative  an  inspection to verify the correctness  of  the

afore said certificates.  If a false certificate is furnished  by

the  Mortgager,  he/she will be liable to pay  to  the  Mortgages

forthwith  the entire advance received by her/him  together  with

interest thereon that ______________ per cent per annum and  fur-

ther will also be liable to appropriate disciplinary action under

the rules of service applicable to the Mortgagor.

*(c)   That the Mortgager shall complete the construction of  the

house/additions  to living accommodation in the  aforesaid  house

within  eighteen months of **____________ unless an extension  of

time  is allowed in writing by the Mortgagee, in case of  default

the  Mortgagor  shall  be liable to repay  forthwith  the  entire

amount  advanced to him together with interest  calculated  under

the  said Rules, in one lump sum.  The Mortgagor shall report  to

the  Mortgagee the date of completion of the house and furnish  a

certificate to the Mortgagee that the full amount of the  advance

has been utilised for the purpose for which it was sanctioned.

(d)     That the MORTGAGOR shall immediately insure the house  at

his own cost, with the Life Insurance Corporation of India for  a

sum  of  less than the amount of the said aforesaid  advance  and

shall  keep it so insured against loss or damage by  fire,  flood

and  lightning as provided in the said Rules till the advance  is

fully repaid to the Mortgagee and deposit the policy of insurance

with  the  Mortgagee.   The mortgagor  shall  pay  regularly  the

premium  in respect of the said insurance from time to  time  and

will  when  required produce to  the MORTGAGEE, the  premium  re-

ceipts  for inspection.  In the event of failure on the  part  of

the  MORTGAGOR  to effect the insurance against fire,  flood  and

lightning if shall be lawful but not obligatory for the MORTGAGEE

to insure the said house at the cost of the MORTGAGEE and add the

amount of premium to the outstanding amount of the advance and the

Mortgagor shall there upon be liable to pay interest thereon as if

The amount  of  the premium had been advanced to him as part  of

The aforesaid  advance at ______ till the amount is repaid to  the

Mortgagee or is recovered as if it were an amount covered by  the

security  of these presents.  ‘The mortgagor shall give a  letter

to the Mortgagee as often as required addressed to the Insurer,

with which  the house is insured with a view, to enable to the

Mortgagee to notify to the Insurer the fact that the Mortgagee is

Interested in the insurance policy secured.

 

@ In the case of plots purchased from Delhi Development Authority

* Clauses(b) & (c) are not applicable when the advance is for the

purchase of ready built house.

**here mention the date on which the first instalment of the

advance is paid to the Mortgagor.

(e)  That  the  Mortgagor shall maintain the aforesaid  house  in

good repair at his own cost and shall pay the Municipal and other

local  rates,  taxes  and all other outgoing in  respect  of  the

mortgaged property regularly until the advance has been repaid to

the  Mortgagee in full.  The Mortgagor shall also furnish to  the

Mortgagee an annual certificate to the above effect.

(f)  The  Mortgagor shall afford facility to  the  Mortgagee  for

carrying  out inspections after completion of the house to  ensure

that  it is maintained in good repair until the advance has  been

repaid in full.

(g)       The Mortgagor shall refund to the Mortgagee any  amount

together  with interest, if any, due thereon drawn on account  of

the advance in excess of the expenditure incurred, for which  the

advance was sanctioned.

(h)        That the said Conveyance Deed, dated ________  is  now

valid and subsisting lease of the said Mortgaged property and are

in  nowise void or voidable and the rents and the  covenants  and

conditions  in and by the indenture of Lease reserved  have  been

paid, performed and observed upto the date of these presents  and

that the same is assignable in the manner hereinbefore stated.

(i)       That  the  Mortgagor will be long as  any  money  shall

remain owing on security of the said mortgaged property,  herein-

before  expressed to be hereby assigned and in any case  for  the

period of the said arrangement, duly observe all the covenants by

the Lease and conditions contained in the said Indenture of lease

referred against all actions, suits, proceedings, costs  charges,

claims and demands which will be incurred or sustained by reasons

of  the non-payment of the said rent of the breach,  non-perform-

ance  or non-observance of the said covenants and  conditions  or

any of them.

(j)       that the Mortgagor shall not during the continuance  of

these  presents charge, encumber, alien or otherwise  dispose  of

the  Mortgaged property.  However, if the Mortgagor covenants  to

create a second mortgage in favour of any other financial  insti-

tution, he shall not do so without obtaining the prior permission

of the Mortgagee and on the consent being given, the draft of the

second mortgage will be submitted to the Mortgagee for approval.

Provided,  always  that in the event of  the  Mortgagor

creating  a second Mortgage on the same premises only by  deposit

of  title  deeds in favour of a financial  institution  including

HDFC or a Bank, the Mortgagee may, at the written request of  the

Mortgagor and the financial institution concerned to this Mortga-

gee,  hand over such documents of title to the said  premises  as

are in possession of this Mortgagee, to the said financial insti-

tution for the sole purpose of creating the said proposed  second

mortgage.

It is a strict condition that before the said documents

of  title are handed over by the Mortgagee to the said  financial

institution  as  hereinbefore provided, that the  said  financial

institution  and the Mortgagor shall assure and undertake to  the

Mortgages  in  writing in such form as may be determined  by  this

Mortgagee that:

F O R M S

(I)    The said documents of title shall be held and retained

by the financial institution concerned only as a second

Mortgage subject and subordinate to the rights of this

Mortgagee hereunder:

(ii)   the said financial institution shall not at any time or

for any reason part with such title deeds without consent

of this mortgagee first had and obtained and on such

conditions as may be imposed by this Mortgagee at its

discretion.

(iii)  after at any time, the said financial institution ceases

to be second mortgagee of the said premises, the said

financial institution shall be obliged to return the

said title deeds to this Mortgagee only, whether or not

any demand in this behalf is made by this Mortgagee.

(iv)   the said financial institution shall produce or cause

to be produced the said title deeds as and when required

by this Mortgagee for any reason whatsoever regardless

of whether the said proposed second mortgage due to

be in existence or otherwise discharged; this will be

in the understanding that as soon as the purpose if

served, the same shall be returned by the Mortgagee to

the financial institution, to be dispensed subject to

these conditions.

(v)    nothing in these provisions shall be construed to create

any financial or other obligations or liabilities in this

Mortgagee, vis-a-vis the said financial institution or

shall in any manner alter, abridge or abrogate the rights

of this Mortgagee hereunder, who shall always be and

continue to be the paramount mortgagee.

(k)     Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the  Mortgagee

shall  be  entitled to recover the balance of  the  advance  with

interest remaining unpaid at the time of his retirement or  death

preceding retirement from the whole or any specified part of  the

gratuity that may be sanctioned to the Mortgagor.

SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO

(To be filled in by Mortgagor)

IN WITNESS WHEREOF THE MORTGAGOR  has hereunto set his hand  Shri

_______________ in the Ministry/Office of _______________________

and  on  behalf of the President of India has  hereunto  set  his

hand.

Signed by the said (Mortgagor) _______________

In the Presence of

1st Witness

Address

Occupation

2nd Witness

Address

Occupation

Signed by Shri __________________________ in the  Ministry/Office

of ____________________________for and on behalf and by order and

direction of the president of India _____________________________

In the Presence of

1stWitness

Address

Occupation

2nd Witness

Address

occupation

SUPPLEMENTARY MORTGAGE DEED

This  indenture made this __________ day  of  _________

one  thousand  nine hundred and eighty ___________  between  Shri

________ son of Shri ______________ resident of _____________ now

residing  at  ___________  and employed  as  ___________  in  the

*Ministry/*Office  of the _______________(hereinafter called  the

“Mortgagor”,which  expression shall unless excluded by or  repug-

nant  to  the subject or context, include his  heirs,  executors,

administrators,  legal  representatives and assigns) of  the  one

part and the President of India (hereinafter called ‘the  Mortga-

gee’  which expression shall unless excluded by or  repugnant  to

the  subject or context include his successors in office and  as-

signs) of the other part is Supplemental to the Deed of Mortgage,

dated  _______  day of _________ one thousand  nine  hundred  and

_________executed  by the said Shri ______________ in  favour  of

the  President  of India (hereinafter referred to  as  ‘the  said

original indenture of Mortgage’).

WHEREAS:

(i)       The  mortgagor applied under the Rules to regulate  the

grant of advance to Central Government servants for building etc.

of houses issued by the Government of India in the late  Ministry

of  works, Housing and Supply with their  O.M.  No.H.II-27(5)/54,

dated 12.4.56 hereinafter referred to as ‘the said rules’, to the

Mortgagee for an advance of Rs.___________(Rupees_________  only)

for  the  purpose  of  enabling the  Mortgagor  to  *construct  a

house/enlarge living accommodation/purchase a ready-built house.

(ii)       The Mortgagee agreed to advance to the  Mortgagor  the

said  sum  of Rs.__________ (Rupees _________  only)  hereinafter

referred  to as ‘the original loan’,on the terms and conditions  as

detailed  in  the said ‘Original Indenture of  Mortgage  and  the

Mortgagor  agreed to repay to the Mortgagee the Original Loan  in

____________  equal  monthly instalments  of  Rs.__________  each

commencing from the month of ___________.

(iii)       In consideration of the Original Loan  the  Mortgagor

transferred,  assigned   and conveyed  the  properties  mentioned

in  the Schedule to the said Original Mortgage Deed and  also  in

the  Schedule hereunder written to the President of India by  way

of security for payment of the said sum together with interest.

(iv)         The  mortgagor  has  already  drawn  *full  original

loan/_______________ instalments of Rs.___________ and Rs._______

and  Rs.__________  and  Rs.__________ respectively  out  of  the

original loan.

* delete if not applicable

(v)          The Mortgagor has already repaid towards the  origi-

nal  loan __________ equal monthly instalments of  Rs.___________

each amounting to Rs.____________.

(vi)         In pursuance of the Government of India in the  late

Ministry  of  works, Housing and  Rehabilitation  (Department  of

works and Housing) O.M.No.10-11/62-H.III, dated the 16.1.61,  the

Mortgagor  applied  to the Mortgagee for an  additional  loan  of

Rs.________ for the purpose of enabling the Mortgagor to complete

the  *construction/*enlargement/*purchase  of the  house  on  the

premises described in the Schedule hereunder written.

(vii)        The Mortgagee is agreeable to advance to the Mortga-

gor  the said additional sum of Rs.________ hereinafter  referred

to as the additional loan’ on the terms and conditions  hereinaf-

ter appearing.

(viii)         In  pursuance of the Government of India,  in  the

late Ministry of works, Housing and Rehabilitation (Department of

Works and Housing) O.M.No.10-1/60 H.III dated 4.5.63 the  Mortga-

gor is desirous of repaying the Original loan/unrepaid portion of

the  original  loan and/the additional loan  in  more  convenient

instalments.

NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH AS FOLLOWS:

(i)       In pursuance of the said Rules and in consideration  of

the  premises  and  the additional loan  now  sanctioned  to  the

Mortgagor pursuant to the previsions contained in the said  rules

and  mortgagor death hereby covenant with the Mortgagee that  the

Mortgagor shall always duly observe and perform all the terms and

conditions of the said Rules and shall repay to the Mortgagee the

sum of Rs._____ due under the said original Indenture of Mortgage

(and  the sum of Rs.________ the Additional Loan  aggregating  to

Rs._______)* in ________equal monthly instalments of Rs.____ each

and shall after paying the said (aggregate)* sum of ________ also

pay interest in _________ equal monthly instalments in the manner

and  at  the  rate specified in the said  Rules.   The  remaining

amount, if any, of the said (aggregate)* sum of Rs.______  and/or

interest   accrued   will  be  recovered  from  the   amount   of

gratuity/death-cum/retirement  gratuity due to the  mortgagor  on

the date of his superannuation/death/retirement.  The recovery of

the  said (aggregate)* sum of Rs.________ will commence from  the

pay  of  the mortgagor from the month of **  _____199____and  the

Mortgagor hereby authorises the Mortgagee to make deductions from

his monthly pay/leave salary of the amount of such instalments.

(ii)      The  mortgagor  both hereby declare that  the  property

comprised  in the said original mortgage deed and also  described

in  the Schedule hereunder written shall also be a  security  for

and be charged with payment of the additional loan now sanctioned

as if the additional loan had formed a part of the principal  sum

secured by the said original deed.

(iii)      And  it is hereby agreed and declared that  all  cove-

nants,  powers  and  provisions contained in  the  said  original

Indenture  of mortgage in regard to the principal money  and  the

instalments payable under the said original indenture of Mortgage

shall  apply to the (said additional loan and)* instalments  pay-

able  under  these presents and except as varied hereby  all  the

terms  and conditions of the said original indenture of  Mortgage

shall remain in full force and effect.

*  Delete in cases where no additional loan has been applied for

**  In  cases where repayment of the original loan has  not  com-

menced, this should not be later than the 18th month of the  date

of  drawl  of  the first instalment in case  of  construction  or

enlargement  and not later than the month following the  date  of

drawl  of  the advance for purchase of a ready-built  house.   In

other  cases, this should not be later than the  month  following

the execution of supplementary deed.

Recital (v) to be deleted in case where no repayment of  any

part of the original loan has been made.

Recitals(vi) and (vii) and clause (ii) to be deleted in case

where no additional loan has been applied for.

Recital(viii) to be deleted in case no variation in the made

of repayment is intended.

THE SCHEDULE ABOVE REFERRED TO

All  the  plot of land bearing No._________  having  an

area of ________ square metres (____) with all essments, appurte-

nances,  rights of way, passage situated________ and  bounded  as

below:-

North

South

East

West

IN WITNESS whereof the mortgagor has  hereunto set  his

hand  and Shri ___________ for and on behalf of the President  of

India has set his hand

(sd)______________

(Mortgagor)

In the presence of

1st witness

Address

Occupation

2nd witness

Address

Occupation

Signed by Shri ______________ in the Ministry/Office of the _________ for and on behalf of the president of India.

In the Presence of

1st witness

address

occupation

2nd witness

address

occupation.

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RBE No.164/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(G)/2000  H01-5   dated  19.9.2000 (RBE No.164/2000).

Sub:Grant of honorarium to the Railway Officer/staff

for setting question papers and evaluation of

answer sheets in connection with the examination

conducted by Railway Training Centers.

…..

Ministry  of Railways have had under consideration  the

question  of  increase  in the rates of  honorarium  for  setting

question papers and evaluation of answer books, as prescribed  in

the  Board’s  letter No.E(G)/87 H01-6 dated 7.7.89.  it  has  now

been decided in suppression of Board’s letter dated 7.7.89  that

Gazetted  Officers and Sr./Jr.Subordinates who are not  staff  of

the  training  Centers and required to set  question  papers  and

evaluate  the  answer books in connection with  the  examinations

conducted  by  the various Railway Training Centers may  be  paid

honorarium as indicated below:

For setting question papers      Rs.150/- per question paper

For evaluation of answer sheet   Rs.5/- per answer sheet.

The above has the sanction of the President and  issues

with  the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the  Ministry

of Railways.

…..

Copy of Board’s Lr.No.E(G)/87 H01-6 dated 7.7.89(RBE No.174/89).

Sub:Grant of honorarium to the Railway officers/

staff for setting question papers and evaluation

of answer books in connection with the examinations

conducted by the Railway Technical Centers/Schools.

…..

Reference instructions contained in Railway  Ministry’s

letter  No.E(G)/81 H01-6 dated 30.6.1981 on the above noted  sub-

ject.

The  Railway ministry have had under consideration  the

question  of  increase  in the rates of  honorarium  for  setting

question  papers and evaluation of answer books as prescribed  in

the  above mentioned letter.  Accordingly, on further  considera-

tion of the matter they have now decided that the Gazetted  Offi-

cers  and Senior/Junior Subordinates who are not on the staff  of

the Center/School and required to set question papers and  evalu-

ate the answer books in connection with the examinations conduct-

ed by various Railway Technical Training Centers/Schools, may  be

paid the honorarium as indicated below:

i)For setting question papers   Re.0.50 per paper

ii)For  evaluation  of answer books Rs.1.50  per  answer

book

The above has the sanction of the President and  issues

with  the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the  ministry

of Railways.

(This    disposes   of   the   Northern   Railway’s    Lr.No.843-

E/22/XVII/Trg/EIB dated 18.3.1987).

 

 

 

 

 

   Board’s  letter   No.99/H/6-4/Policy   dated  20.9.2000.

Sub:     Delegation of Powers-referral of Railway  beneficiaries to Non-Railway Medical                      Institutions for special investigations/CT scan/MRI

…..

The Ministry of Railways in partial modification of the  orders  contained in Board’s letters No.91/H/6-4/26 dated  5.1.94 and  5.12.97  and 91/H/6-4/26/Pt. dated 21.4.98 have  decided  to  further  enhance the powers delegated to Zonal Railways to sanction  the  post of Special investigations, CT Scan and  MRI  upto Rs.10,000/-.

2. All  other terms and conditions as stipulated  in  this respect from time to time and the level of functionaries to which delegation has been made, will remain unchanged.

3. The  cases where the cost of special  investigations/CT  scan/MRI exceeds the limit of Rs.10,000/- the same would continue  to be referred to the Ministry of Railways, duly concurred in  by  the FA&CAO.

4. The above has the sanction of the President and  issues with  the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the  Ministry  of Railways.

5. Accordingly,   an  advance  correction  slip  No. 7   of  Health/2000  with respect to notes under Para 601(2)(1) para  663 and 664 of IRMM 2000 is also enclosed for ready reference.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.7 OF HEALTH/2000

The following amendments may be carried out in Chapter VI of IRMM-2000 regarding reimbursement of expenses on Special Investi-gations including CT scan and MRI:

In  Note under para 601(2/6) figure “Rs.3000/-” may  be  re-placed with Rs.10000/-.

In  para 663(i) and (ii) figure “Rs.3500/-” may be  replaced with Rs.10,000/-”

In   Para  664  figure  “Rs.4500/-  may  be  replaced   with  Rs.10000/-. (Board’s letter No.99/H/6-4/Policy dated 20.09.2000).

 

  

 

 

 Board’s   letter    No.2000-8-306    dated    20/25.9.2000.

Sub:Rate of Interest to be changed on advance for

purchase of Conveyance during 1998-99 1999-2000

and 2000-2001.

…..

A  copy  of each of Ministry of Finance’s  OM  No.5(3)-

PD/98  dated  15th April, 1998, OM No.5(2)-PD/99 dated  5th  May,

1999 and OM No.5(2)-PD/2000 dated 10th April, 2000 regarding rate

of interest to be charged on advances sanctioned during the  year

1998-99,  1999-2000 and 2000-2001 respectively, for  purchase  of

conveyance is enclosed.

2.        The instructions contained therein will apply mutatis -

mutandis to Railway employees.

…..

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs,  New

Delhi letter No.F.No.5(2)-PD/2000 dated 10th April, 2000.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:Advance to Government servants – Rate of

interest for purchase of conveyance during

2000-2001.

….

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates  of

interest  for advance sanctioned to the Government  servants  for

purchase of conveyance during 2000-2001 i.e. from 1st April, 2000

to 31st March, 2001 will be as under:

Rate of interest

per annual

i)Advance for purchase of Bicycle       8%

ii)Advance for purchase of               10.5%

conveyance other than motor car

(viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.,)

iii)Advance for purchase of                14%

Motor car.

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs,  New

Delhi letter No.F.No.5(2)-PD/99 dated 5th May, 1999.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:Advance to government servants – Rate of

Interest for Purchase of conveyances

during 1999-2000.

…..

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates  of

interest  for advance sanctioned to the Government  servants  for

purchase  of  conveyances during 1999-2000 i.e. from  1st  April,

1999 to 31st March, 2000 will continue to be at the same level as

for 1998-99 as under:

Rate of interest

per annum

i) Advance for purchase of bicycle        9%

ii) Advance for purchase of               11.5%

conveyance other than motor car

(viz., Motor Cycle, Scooter etc.)

iii) Advance for purchase of Motor Car     15%

RBE No.66/2000

Board’s  letter  No.E(MPP)/96/3/34 dated 21.9.2000  (RBE No.66/2000)  Training  Manual

Sub:Training Plan of Chemist & Metallurgist Supervisors  and staff of Indian Railways.

Ministry of Railways has been considering the need  for

having   a  training  plan  for  the  Chemist  and   Metallurgist

Supervisors  and staff of Indian Railways.  Training  plan  given

below has since been finalised for these categories.

1. Lab Attendant in grade        Locally arranged

Rs.2550/3200                  Induction Course as per local

needs

2. Lab Assistant in all grades   Combined Refresher course of

3 weeks duration periodicity

being once in 5 years.

3. Chemical & Metallurgical      Induction Course (for these

Assistant in Grade            recruited directly)

Rs.5000-8000                  6 months duration plus

6 months field training in

their respective railways

promotional course(for these

promoted as CMA grade

Rs.5000-8000) 8 weeks duration.

4. Chemical & Metallurgical      Refresher course of 4 weeks

Assistant in all grades       duration once in 5 years.

5. Chemical & Metallurgical      Induction course (for these

Assistants in grade           recruited directly)

Rs.5500-9000                  3 months duration plus

9 months field training in their

respective railways.

Promotional course (for these

promoted as CMA grade Rs.5500-

9000) 8 weeks duration.

6.Chemical & Metallurgical       Combined refresher course of

Superintendents in all         4 weeks duration once in 5 years

grades.

Courses  at  item 2 to 4 above would  be  conducted  at

STC/Lucknow/WR  for staff of all Railways/Production Units,  etc.

and those at 5 and 6 above at IRIMEE/Jamalpur, who will circulate

the  calender for these courses to all concerned for  nominations

etc.

Kindly ensure implementation of this training plan.

The  Ministry  of Railways have decided to  modify  the

“Manual  on  Management  of Training” Edition, 1998  as  per  the

correction Slip enclosed.

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.1/2000

(i) Item No.VIII under Appendix-II of the Manual on Management

of Training (Edition 1998) may be inserted as:

VIII Chemist & Metallurgical Supervisors and Staff

1)Chemical & Metallurgical                12 months

Assistant (Rs.5000-8000)

2)Chemical & Metallurgical                12 months

Assistant (Rs.5500-9000)

(ii)Traffic(Commercial)Department and Stores Department under

Appendix III of the Manual on Management of Training

(Edition 1998) may be numbered as “VI” and “VII”respectively.

(iii)Item No.VIII under Appendix-III of the Manual on Management

of Training (Edition 1998) may be inserted as:

VIII Chemist & Metallurgist Supervisors and staff:

1)Lab Assistant in all Grade    3 weeks  once in 5 years

2)Chemical & Metallurgical      4 weeks  once in 5 years

Assistant in all grades

3)Chemical & Metallurgical      4 weeks  once in  5 years

Superintendents in all grades.

 

 

 

 Board’s  letter  No.E(TRG)/94  (28)1   dated  21.9.2000.

Sub:     Incentives for acquiring fresh higher qualifications.

….

Reference   Board’s  letter  No.E(TRG)/94(28)/1   dated 17.4.2000  enclosing therewith a list of higher  qualifications, acquiring  of  which would qualify officers/officials  of  Indian Railways for grant of incentives.

Deptt.  of  Personnel and Training  have  clarified/instructed that item 7(vi) of the list, viz., “Multi skill  diploma in relevant fields” would contain the following qualifications.

———————————————————————————————————————————

Deptt.                  Higher qualification                                          Amount

———————————————————————————————————————————

PR Deptt             Post Graduate Diploma in Public                   Rs.4000/-

(Gr.A,B & C)        Relations.

Personnel Deptt Post Graduate Diploma in Human                  Rs.4000/-

(Gr.A,B & C)        Resource Development.

All Deptts             Diploma in Financial Management/        Rs.4000/-

(Gr.A.B & C)        Operational Management

Gr.”C” of              Diploma in Statistics                                       Rs.4000/-

Statistical Deptt.

Commercial        Diploma in Marketing & Sales             Rs.4000/-

Deptt                   Management

(Gr.A,B & C)

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3. All  other terms and conditions as envisaged in  letter  dated 17.4.2000 will remain the same.

  1. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of Railways, Railway Board.

 

 

 

RBE no.300/99

       

  Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/99/RC-1/Genl/23  dated  30.11.99 (RBE no.300/99)  

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate ground – delegation of powers.

…..

Attention     is    invited    to    Board’s     letter  No.E(NG)/II/84/RC-1/26  dated  22.12.94 read  with  letter  dated  06.10.95  under which powers have been delegated to  the  General Managers  for  considering cases  of  compassionate  appointments where  request  have been made for the first  son/first  daughter within a period of twenty years of the employee’s demise, subject to the conditions stipulated therein.

2. The  matter has been further considered by  the  Board, pursuant  to  a  demand raised by the  Organised  labour  in  the  JCM/DC,  and it has been decided that powers may be delegated  to         DRMs/HODs/CWMs  to consider cases of  compassionate  appointments where  requests have been made for the first son/first  daughter, provided  the  case  is not more than twenty years  old  and  the         application  has been submitted within 2 years from the  date  of  attainment of majority of the candidate.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.183/2000

   Board’s  letter  No.PC-III/93/Stand/1   dated 18.10.2000 (RBE No.183/2000).

Sub:     Revision of designation.

…..

Railway Board in consultation with both the Federations have  decided to revise the following designations  as  indicated against each:

Existing Designation                         Scale of pay                Revised designation

———————————— ———————————————————————–

i)    Khalasi                                  2550-3200                   Helper Gr.II

ii)   Khalasi helper                       2650-4000                   Helper Gr.I

———————————— ———————————————————————–

The  revised  designations as detailed above  will  not entail any change in the pay scales, duties and responsibilities, level of supervision, selection procedure, method of recruitment, classification  under HOER and eligibility conditions  prescribed for the various posts or the avenues of promotion.  The  percentage  distribution  of  posts will also remain  unchanged  by  the revision of the designations.

 

 

RBE No.173/2000

  Board’s letter No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29/Pt.I dated 5.10.2000 (RBE No.173/2000).

Sub:     Revision of pension to 50%/30% of the minimum pay in the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f 1.1.96 – Clarification regarding.

…..

Consequent  upon the instructions issued  vide  Board’s letter  No.F(E)/III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.1.99 for revision of  pension/family pension to 50%/30% of the minimum pay in the  revised  scale  of  pay introduced w.e.f. 1.1.1996,  reference  have  been received  from various quarters seeking clarification as  to  the relevant  scale of pay to be considered for working out   minimum  pension/family pension in cases where the retired/deceased  Railway  servants held higher posts on adhoc basis prior  to  1.1.96. The matter has been examined in consultation with the  department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare and the Department of Expenditure.

2. it  is  clarified  that the Railway  servants  who  are detailed to look after the duties of higher posts on adhoc basis, are not given the scales of pay of the higher posts.  This is  so because  they  are either not due for regular  promotion  to  the higher  posts as per recruitment rules or are not  duly  selected for  appointment  to the posts with the formal  approval  of  the competent  authority  after following the  prescribed  procedure. This  is  purely an interim  administrative  arrangement  pending         appointment  of  regular incumbents to the posts.   Such  Railway servants continue to draw pay and increments in the scales of pay  to  which  they are borne substantively.  in addition,  they  are         granted charge allowance at the prescribed rates, as a  compensa-tion for performing duties of higher scales of pay.  On their  retirement/death while in service, pensionary benefits are determined on the basis of emoluments drawn in the scales of pay  held  by  them substantively though the charge allowance is also  taken into account for the purpose.

3. In  view of the foregoing in the case of Railway  servants who had retired/died prior to 1.1.1986 while holding  higher posts  on adhoc basis without having been assigned the scales  of pay  of  the  higher  posts,  for  the  purpose  of  revision  of pension/family  pension the pay last drawn by them should be  revised  on notional basis as on 1.1.1986 in the IV CPC  scales  of pay corresponding to the scales of pay of the posts held by  them  substantively. Likewise, for the purpose of upward revision  of pension/family  pension upto 50%/30% respectively of the  minimum pay  in the revised scales of pay introduced w.e.f.  1.1.96  both in the  case of those who had retired/died prior to 1986 and  during 1.1.1986  to  31.12.1995,  the scales of  pay  introduced  w.e.f. 1.1.96  corresponding to the scales of pay of the posts  held  by  them substantively at the time of retirement/death should only be  taken   into  account.   In  other  words  while   revising   the  pension/family  pension on notional fixation of pay as on  1.1.86  or  for  revision  of pension/family pension as  on  1.1.96,  the revised IV and V CPC scales of pay corresponding to the  substantive  scales held by the Railway Servants at the time of  retirement/death only should be considered as the charge allowance  was already  included  while calculating the original  basic  pension which get consolidated on 1.1.86/1.1.96 as per the extant  guidelines.

RBE No.175/2000

  Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/I-2000/FE-4/2  dated 11.10.2000 (RBE No.175/2000).

Sub:     Corrigendum to the ACS No.47 to Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.II 1987 Edition – regarding Daily Officiating Allowance.

 

Ref:     Board’s letter No.E(P&A)/I-98/CPC/PA-2 dated dated 19.11.99.

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CORRIGENDUM

In  advance  correction slip  No.47  R-II/1987  Edition circulated  vide  Board’s  letter under  reference,  in  Appendix Sl.Nos.9(c)   and   9(e)  may  be  deleted,   Renumber   existing  Sl.Nos.9(d), 9(f) and 9(g) as 9(c), 9(d) and 9(e).

2. Add  “Sl.No.10(b)  Fitter (b)  Supervisor  (Electrical) below Sl.No.10(a) and “Sl.No.10(d) Mate (d) Supervisor (PW) below Sl.No.10(c) by renumbering existing Sl.No.10(b) and Sl.No.10(c).

3. This has the sanction of the President and issues  with  the  concurrence  of the Finance Directorate of the  Ministry  of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.176/2000

   Board’s  letter  no.E(NG)/I/96/CFP/27   dated 10.10.2000 (RBE No.176/2000).

 

Sub:     Promotional prospects of Gr. “D” Staff with no regular avenue of promotion to specified Gr. “C” posts.

In  terms of Para 189 of IREM (Vol.I 1989 edition)  33-1/3%  of  the  posts in the lowest grade  of  Commercial  Clerks, Ticket  Collectors,  office Clerks etc. are to be  earmarked  for promotion of Railway Servants in Group “D” categories for whom no  regular avenue of promotion exist the Group “C” categories  being suitably linked with specified Group “D” categories on the  basis  of Broad affinity of work.

2. A  joint  Sub-Committee constituted  under  the  DC/JCM consisting  of  representatives  of official side  and  both  the Federations  to go into the question of promotion  prospects   of  Group  “D”  staff  has recommended that the  existing  Group  “D”  promotion  quota  of 33-1/3% covered under  para 189 of  IREM  be  increased  to 50%.  The joint sub-committee has also  recommended that  the  enhanced quota of 16-2/3% may be filled  from  amongst  Matriculate  Group  “D”  employees with a minimum  of  two  years  regular  service  in the concerned seniority unit  and  that  the  selection against the enhanced quota may be entirely  competitive  and on the basis of merit.

3. The Board have considered the matter and have  accepted  the recommendation of the sub-committee.  The standard of  selection  consisting  of  a  written  test  and  interview  will   be         commensurate  with  the qualification of  Matriculation  and  the panel  will be formed strictly on the basis of  merit.   However, the  existing 33-1/3% quota will continue to be filled up as  per existing procedure.

4. Necessary amendments to the IREM will follow.

 

 

RBE No.177/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/I-2000/PM5/14  dated 11.10.2000 (RBE No.177/2000).

Sub:     Filling up of the posts of Technical Supervisors in USFD Wing in the Civil Engg.

…..

 

In  Para 3.1(a) of the guidelines for controlling  rail fractures  circulated  along with the  then  Member  Engineering, Railway Board’s D.O. letter no.89/CL/II/PRA/65 dated 3.8.90 it was inter-alia stipulated that all posts of PWIs/USFD (since redesig-nated as JE/Gr.II/JE/Gr.I/Section Engineer/Sr.Section Engineer/USFD)  should  be  operated  as  ex-cadre  posts. The information collected from some of the Railways has revealed that the present practice on different Railways in this respect is not uniform.

The matter has been considered by the Board and it  has been  decided that the posts being operated in USFD wing  may  be operated as Ex.cadre posts.

 

 

 

RBE no.144/2000 

  board’s letter  No.E(NG)/II/98/RC-1/64  dated  28.7.2000 (RBE no.144/2000  

.

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate grounds – Delegation of powers.

 

Ref;     1) Board;s Lr. No.E(NG)II/84/RC-1/26 dt.6.10.95.

2) Board’s lr.No.E(NG)II/99/RC-1/Gen/23 dt 30.11.99

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Attention is invited to Board’s  letter no.E(NG)/II/84/RC-1/26  dated 6.10.95 in terms of which  the  GMs  are  empowered  to consider time barred cases which are  upto  20  years old from the date of death of the Railway employee, provided  appointment  is sought for the first son/first  daughter  and that  application for appointment is submitted within 2 years  of attaining  the  age of majority by the candidate. These  powers have since been redelegated to DRMs/CWMs/HODs vide Board’s letter dated 30.11.99.

The matter has been further considered by the Board and it has been decided that the General Managers may also be  authorised  to consider the requests of compassionate appointments  in respect  of  cases upto 20 years old in the  following  types  of cases  subject to the condition that these powers will  be  exercised by him personally and not to be delegated further.

i)          Compassionate appointment of 1st son/1st daughter where request has been made after a period of 5 years from the date of medical invalidation.

ii)         Compassionate appointment of other than 1st son/1st daughter where requests have been made after a period of 5 years from the date of death.

iii)         Consideration of application submitted more than 2 years after the candidate became major.

3. While  considering such  requests  for   compassionate  appointment, the General Manager should satisfy himself on  the basis  of  a balanced and objective assessment of the financial  condition of the family, that the grounds for compassionate  appointment in each such case is justified, having regard to  the number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the  Railway  employee, income of any member of the family, as also his liability, including the aspect of whether the earning member is resid-ing with  the  family of the deceased employee  and  whether  he provides any support to the other members of the family, so  that  the  facility  of  appointment on compassionate  grounds  is  not circumvented  or misused by putting forward the ground  that  the eldest son of the employee is staying separately and not support-ing the family.

 

 

RBE No.170/2000       

  Board’s  letter  No.E(RRB)/2000/25/1   dated  27.9.2000 (RBE No.170/2000)  

Sub:     Proforma for placing requisition for candidates  by Railways/PUs for recruitment of Group “C”posts.

…..

In order to bring uniformity in the format for  placing requisition  by the Zonal Railways/PUs on RRBs for candidates  to  be  selected  for  recruitment to  various  Group”C”  posts,  the enclosed proforma should be used for placement of indents on  the RRBs.   Attention  is invited particularly  to  the  certificates which are to be endorsed as per items 14 and 15 of this proforma. RRBs  should not entertain indents if these certificates are  not given.

REQUISITION FOR CANDIDATES REQUIRED FOR APPOINTMENT

TO GROUP  ‘C’  SERVICES

        —————————————————————————————–

Indent placed by:    (Mention Name of Rly/PU)

Indent placed on:    (Mention Name of RRB)

Indent Number                             Date:

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1. Designation of the post

2. Pay scale                    3. Likely Minimum starting

4. Vacancies                                   emoluments.

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RESERVED

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UNRESERVED         SC     ST     OBC  EX-SERVICEMEN     TOTAL

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5. Qualifications Required:

a) Minimum educational/Technical qualifications(s)

b) Experience

c) Acceptable equivalent qualifications, if any.

6. Normal age limits.

7. Relaxations admissible in Upper age limit to different categories of candidates:

a) SC/ST

b) Ex.Servicemen

c) Serving Railway Employees

d) Other serving Govt. Employees

e)Others (Please specify)

8. Standard of medical examination:

9. Period of probation, if any:

10. Places where the candidate will be required to serve

11.Period of training if any

12.Stipend admissible during training period

13. Details of agreement/Security deposit/ Bond, to be signed/furnished by the candidates.

14. Certificate of handicap quota reservation:

 

It  is  certified that 3% reservation has been  provided  for physically  handicapped  persons against these vacancies. The  details of posts earmarked for the physically handicapped are  as         under:

Category of    Number of posts reserved          Unit and cadre where

Handicap       and designation                reserved.

i)  VH

ii) HH

iii) OH

15.  Certificate of utilisation of previous panel:- it is  certified  that all candidates borne on the last panel  received  from RRB for this category have been offered appointment.

OR

____  candidates  from a panel of ____ which  was  the  last  panel  received from RRB have been offered  appointment  already.

 

The  remaining  candidates will be sent offer of  appointment  by  __________________ (date).

16.       Any special instructions:

Signature  :

Name       :

Designation :

(of competent office)

RBE No.174/2000       

   Board’s letter  No.E(NG)/I-2000/PM1/30  dated 12.10.2000 (RBE No.174/2000).

Sub:     Procedure for filling up “Selection” and “General Selection” posts.

…..

In terms of Para 219 (1) and 219(i) (iii) of IREM,  Vol.I (1989  edition),  as  modified under ACS  No.66  forwarded  under Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/98/PM1/11 dated 16.11.98 for the purpose  of  formation  of  panels for filling up  selection  and  General  Section  posts respectively, candidates securing a total of  more than 80% marks are to be classed as “Outstanding”.

The Board have reviewed the matter and it has now  been decided that, for the purpose of formation of panels for  filling up  Selection and General Section posts, candidates securing  80% or more works should be classed as outstanding.

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual may  also  be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.111 enclosed.

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INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (1980 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.111

Chapter  II  Section-B – Rules governing  promotion  of Group “C” staff. In para 219:

i)          For the existing words and figures ‘more than 80% marks’ appearing in sub-para (i) substitute the words and figures “80% or more marks”.

ii)         For the existing words and figures “more than 80% marks” appearing in sub-para (i) (iii) ubstitute the words and figures “80% or more marks”.

 

AUTHORITY: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-98/PM1/11 dated 16.11.98 and E(NG)I-2000/PM1/30 dt 12.10.2000.

 

 

 

RBE No.178/2000       

  Board’s letter  No.E(P&A)/II-2000/HW-3  dated 18.10.2000 (RBE No.178/2000).

Sub:     Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2000.

…..

Consequent  to sanction of an additional instalment  of Dearness Allowance, vide this Ministry’s letter no.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated  27.9.2000,  the President is pleased to  decide  that  the rates of night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexure “A”  and  “B”  of Board’s letter of even number dated 28.4.2000  stand  revised w.e.f. 1.7.2000 as indicated at Annexure “A”  in respect of “Continuous”,  “Intensive”,  “Excluded” categories  and  workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure “B” in respect of “Essen-tially Intermittent” categories respectively.

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

                                                 ANNEXURE ‘A’

 

RATES  OF  NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE WITH EFFECT FROM  01.07.2000  FOR

‘INTENSIVE’, ‘CONTINUOUS’ AND ‘EXCLUDED’ CATEGORIES AND  WORKSHOP

STAFF AT THE VARIOUS PLACES CLASSIFIED AS ‘A-1′  ‘A’ ‘B-1′  ‘B-2′

AND ORDINARY LOCALITIES INCLUDING ‘C’ CLASS CITIES.

        ———————————————————————————————————————————

Sl. Pay slabs in Vth   “A-1″   “A”    “B-1″   “B-2″ Ordinary

No. Pay                                                              Localities

commission’s                                         including “C”

scales                                                           Class cities

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Rs.     Rs.      Rs.     Rs.     Rs.

1. 2550-2605           17.35   17.20   17.10   17.00   16.90

2. 2606-2790           18.10   18.00   17.90   17.80   17.70

3. 2791-3230           20.35   20.20   20.05   19.90   19.75

4. 3231-3440           22.45   22.30   22.20   22.05   21.90

5. 3441-4125           25.40   25.25   25.10   24.95   24.80

6. 4126-4270           28.10   27.95   27.85   27.70   27.55

7. 4271-4480           29.30   29.15   29.00   28.85   28.70

8. 4481-4630           30.80   30.60   30.35   30.20   29.90

9. 4631-4870           32.10   31.85   31.60   31.45   31.15

10.4871-5165          33.85   33.60   33.35   33.20   32.90

11.5166-5465          35.80   35.55   35.35   35.15   34.85

12.5466-6210          39.20   39.00   38.75   38.60   38.30

13.6211-6655          43.60   43.30   43.05   42.75   42.20

14.6656-6955          46.05   45.75   45.45   45.20   44.65

15.6956-7850          49.95   49.65   49.40   49.10   48.55

and above

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                                                 ANNEXURE ‘B’

RATES  OF  NIGHT DUTY ALLOWANCE WITH EFFECT FROM  01.07.2000  FOR

‘ESSENTIALLY  INTERMITTENT’  CATEGORIES  AT  THE  VARIOUS  PLACES

CLASSIFIED  ON  ‘A-1′  ‘A’ ‘B-1′ ‘B-2′  AND  ORDINARY  LOCALITIES

INCLUDING ‘C’ CLASS CITIES.

        ———————————————————————————————————————————

Sl. Pay slabs in Vth         “A-1″   “A”    “B-1″   “B-2″ Ordinary

No.Pay                                                          Localities

commission’s                                                        including “C”

scales                                                      Class cities

———————————————————————————————————————————

Rs.    Rs.                 Rs.     Rs.     Rs.

1. 2550-2605           11.55   11.45   11.40   11.35   11.25

2. 2606-2790           12.05   12.00   11.95   11.85   11.80

3. 2791-3230           13.55   13.45   13.35   13.25   13.15

4. 3231-3440           14.95   14.85   14.80   14.70   14.60

5. 3441-4125           16.95   16.85   16.75   16.65   16.55

6. 4126-4270           18.75   18.65   18.55   18.45   18.35

7. 4271-4480           19.55   19.45   19.35   19.25   19.15

8. 4481-4630           20.55   20.40   20.25   20.15   19.95

9. 4631-4870           21.40   21.25   21.05   20.95   20.75

10.4871-5165          22.55   22.40   22.25   22.15   21.95

11.5166-5465          23.85   23.70   23.55   23.45   23.25

12.5466-6210          26.15   26.00   25.85   25.75   25.55

13.6211-6655          29.05   28.85   28.70   28.50   28.15

14.6656-6955          30.70   30.50   30.30   30.15   29.75

15.6956-7850          33.30   33.10   32.95   32.75   32.35

and above

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RBE No.179/2000       

 Board’s  letter  no.E(W)/2000/PS5-1/17  dated 13.10.2000 (RBE No.179/2000).

Sub:  Entitlement for travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains on Duty Privilege/

Post-retirement complimentary passes.

Ref:  Board’s  Lr. of even No.dated 7.9.2000.

…..

With  reference  to  item  B (iii)  of  Board’s   letter referred to above, it is clarified that serving officers with pay Rs.4500 and above in the IV CPC scale of pay and retired officers  of  equivalent status who were entitled to 2 berths in 2-AC or  4  berths  in  3-AC or 2 seats in Chair Car on  each  privilege  and post-retirement  complimentary pass prior to revision  of  scales under  V CPC would continue to get the same entitlement  even  if their  pay  in  the revised scale falls short  of  Rs.14300/-  as envisaged in Board’s letter dated 7.9.2000.

2. In  all other aspects, the provisions of Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules, will apply.

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

 

 

RBE No.180/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.E(NG)I-98/PM28/1   dated 16.10.2000 (RBE No.180/2000).

Sub:  Eligibility of filling up the promotional quota for the post of Law Assistant Gr.Rs.6500-10500.

…..

In  terms  of para 131(1)(ii) and  (2)(iii)  of  Indian Railway  Establishment Manual (Vol.I, 1989 Edition), 66  2/3%  of the  posts in the category of Law Assistant in the pay  scale  of Rs.6500-10500  are filled by promotion by selection from  amongst serving  employees with atleast 5 years service and possessing  a Degree in Law irrespective of the department in which they may be  working.

The existing method as indicated above does not specify  the  grades  from which the serving staff would be  eligible  and  there  is no uniformity in this regard on the Railways/PUs.   The  Ministry of Railways have since considered the matter in  consultation  with  both the Federations and it has been  decided  that  serving  employees in grades lower than the  grade  Rs.6500-10500 having 5 years regular service in Group C and possessing a Degree in  Law,  irrespective of the department in  which  the  eligible  employees  may  be working, should be eligible to appear  in  the  selection  for  promotion  against 66 2/3% of the  posts  in  the category of Law Assistant grade Grade Rs.6500-10500.

3. The Indian  Railway Establishment Manual may  also  be amended  accordingly  as in Advance Correction  Slip  No.110  enclosed.

 

(This also disposes of DLW’s Lr.No.W/P/27/180/59E/PBR Law Assist-ant dated 2.2.99).

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INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.110

Chapter-I, Section-B, Sub-section III – Recruitment and  Training:

In  para 131 substitute the following for the  existing sub-para (2)(iii).

(iii) Qualification for promotees: The remaining quota of 66  2/3% of posts should be filled by promotion, on the basis of selection,  of  serving employees in grades lower than the grade of  Rs.6500-10500, having 5 years regular service in Group  C and possessing a  Degree  in Law, irrespective of the department  in  which  the eligible employees may be working.  The shortfall against  promotion quota, if any, will be filled by direct recruitment.

(Authority:  Ministry of Railway’s Lr.No.E(NG)/I-98/PM28/1  dated 16.10.2000).

 

 

RBE No.181/2000

 Board’s letter  No.E(MPP)/94/3/17(Pt)(Reconst) dated 17.10.2000 (RBE No.181/2000).

Sub:Training of TXRs in Ultrasonic testing.

…..

Board  has been for some time considering the need  for  exposing  TXRs  in Ultrasonic testing.  it has now  been  decided  that the training module No.SR/ME/44 under training programme (SR Mech-3) enclosed vide Board’s letter of even number dated 28.9.95  pertaining  to  Apprentice Train Examiner/DH may be  modified  as  under:

 

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Mod No.               Description                  Weeks          Certification

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SR ME/44            BTC/CLW monitored         45

Department Training

SR ME/44/A        Ultrasonic Testing in        1

STCs

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An  “Appreciation  Training  Programme  on   Ultrasonic  testing will be organised in the respective supervisor’s Training Center.   However, before the course is organised in the STCs,  2         competent trainers involved in training of TXRs may be deputed to RDSO  for  a special course of one week duration which  would  be organised  from  4.12.2000 to 8.12.2000 and  would  also  receive         necessary training material.

It  is, however, clarified that the course is  only  an appreciation  course  and would not lead to  the  trainee  junior  Engineer being certified as competent to do ultrasonic Testing by  the STCs.  Only those of in-service supervisors who actually need to  do  ultrasonic testing and only those  having  undergone  the above appreciation course will be given one month course at  RDSO followed by a competency certificate for UST.

Railways are directed to modify the training  programme  and ensure that all future batches of JE(C&W)/TXRs undergo training accordingly.

 

 

 

 

 

RBE No.184/2000

Board’s letter No. No.E(NG)I-99/PM10/10 dated 19.10.2000 (RBE No.184/2000).

Sub:Filling up the post of Lab.Supdt Gr.I in scale Rs. 6500-10500 in the Medical department.

 

In terms of this Ministry’s letter of even No. dated 6.7.2000, the classification of the posts of Lab.Supdt.Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs. 5500-9000 and Lab.Supdt. Gr.I in the pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 has been revised as “Non-selection ” and “Selection” respectively.

 

2.         The question of exempting the Lab.Supdt. Grade II in Grade Rs. 5500-9000 who entered the grade on the basis of positive act of selection from appearing in the selection again for their promotion to the next higher grade of Rs. 6500-10500 has been considered by the Ministry of Railways inter-alia pursuant to discussion in the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 2-4/5/2000

 

3.         It has now been decided that the Lab.Supdt. Gr.II who are working in the grade Rs. 5500-9000 on regular basis and entered the grade either in the pre-revised scale Rs. 1640-2900 or in the revised scale Rs. 5500-9000 on the basis of positive act of selection as distinct from modified selection under the scheme of restructuring, may be exempted from appearing in the selection for promotion to the next higher grade Rs. 6500-10500. Such staff will be considered for promotion to grade Rs. 6500-10500 in their turn on seniority-cum-suitability basis.

 

 

 

RBE no.187/2000       

   Board’s  letter  No.F(E)/II/2000/AL/1   dated 24.10.2000 (RBE no.187/2000).

Sub: Rates of Daily Allowance for journeys on duty in various countries.

 

Ref: Board’s lr.No.F(E)/II/96/AL1/1 dated 4.2.1997

….

The  rates of daily allowance for journeys on  duty  in various  countries as contained in Ministry of  External  Affairs order No.Q/FD/695/1/90 dated the 11th November, 1996 were  circu- lated vide Board’s letter referred to above.

With a view to further control the growth in  non-plan, non-developmental expenditure, it has been decided by the  Ministry  of  Finance, Department of Expenditure, to  enforce  certain austerity  measures  with  immediate  effect.   Accordingly,  the permissible  per  diem allowance for travel  abroad  shall  stand reduced by 25% for all countries, officials/non-officials. Those instructions  shall  also apply to  autonomous  institutions  and PSUs.

The above reduction shall apply from the date of  issue of this letter.

RBE No.199/2000

Board’s letter No.E(D&A)/2000/RG-6/41 dated 21.11.2000 ( RBE No.199/2000)

 

Sub:     Continuation of departmental proceedings against retired railway servants who     were under suspension on the date of their retirement.

 

A case has come to the notice of this Ministry where a railway servant was under suspension on the date of his retirement and charge sheet was issued to him after his retirement from service by the General Manager under Rule-9 of RS(D&A)Rules. A question has arisen whether the charge sheet in the above case should have been issued under Rule-9 of RS(D&A)Rules or Rule-9 of  RS(Pension) Rules and  also whether the sanction of the President was not required as the charge sheet was proposed to be issued to a retired railway servant.

 

  1. The matter has been examined in consultation with Finance Directorate and Legal Adviser of this Ministry. Attention of the Railways in this connection is drawn to the provisions contained in sub-rule 5(a) of Rule-9 of RS(Pension) Rules, 1993. These provisions stipulate that for the purpose of Rule-9 of these rules, the departmental proceedings shall be deemed to be instituted on the date on which the statement of charges is issued to the Railway servant  or pensioner or if the railway servant has been has been  placed under suspension from an earlier date, on such date. In other words, in respect of a railway servant  who was under suspension on the date of his retirement the departmental proceedings are deemed to be instituted on the date he was placed under suspension. Approval of the President for issued of charge sheet in such cases is therefore, not required as the departmental proceedings were already instituted before the retirement of the charged official and the charge  memorandum can be issued the  Disciplinary  Authority who would have issued the charge memorandum had the charged official been in service.  In such cases, however, the proceedings continue under Rule-9 of Pension Rules. Since the power to continue the proceedings after retirement of the charged official is drawn from Rule-9 of Pension Rules, this fact, therefore, should also find a mention the charge sheet  issued in such cases.

 

  1. It has, therefore, been decided that in cases where the Railway servant was under suspension on the date of his retirement and departmental proceedings are continued after his retirement  from service and a charge memorandum is proposed to be issued to him in this connection, the first paragraph of the charge memorandum should read as under :

 

In terms of Order No.________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­               ­­ dated __________________

 

Shri _________________________ was suspended from service w.e.f while he was still in service. In terms of Sub-rule 2(a) read with Sub-rule 5(a) of Rule 9 of Railway Service (Pension Rules, 1993, departmental proceedings instituted before the retirement of Shri ____________ are deemed to be proceeding under Rule 9 of the Railway Service(Pension ) Rules, 1993.

 

The rest of the charged memorandum should be in the standard format with para-1 renumbered as para-2 and so on, except that para –7 of the standard format should also not be included in these cases since this paragraph refers to conduct rules which are not applicable to retired railway employees.

 

RBE No.200/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/99/RC-1/139 dated 20.11.2000 ( RBE No.200/2000)

SC No.46 to MC No.16

 

Sub:     Appointment on compassionate ground –Minimum educational qualification.

 

Kindly refer to Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/98/RC-1/139 dated 4.3.99, prescribing the minimum educational qualification as Class VIII passed for Appointment on compassionate ground in Group’D’ posts.

 

Attention is also invited to Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/99/RC-1/Gen/8 dated 29.7.99, exempting widows, being considered for compassionate appointments in Group ‘D’ from possessing the qualification of Class VIII passed.

 

It has now been decided that wives of the Railway employees, who were medically decategorised prior to the 29.4.99 and have opted for voluntary retirement, or have been totally incapacitated and declared medically unfit for all categories, who have been found admissible for compassionate appointments, may also be exempted from possessing the educational qualification of Class VIII passed, for appointment in Group ‘D’ categories on compassionate ground.

 

 

RBE No.202/2000

Board’s letter N (NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 24.11.2000 (RBE No.202/2000)

 

Sub:     Introduction of objective type questions for written examination to selection posts.

            In terms of the provision contained in Para 219(C) of IREM, Vol.I (1989 Edition) any written test held as part of a selection for promotion to the highest grade selection post in a category, may include objective type questions for about 50% of the total marks. However, the figure of 50% for objective type of questions is intended to be for guidance and should not be taken as constituting an inflexible percentage.

 

A demand has been raised in the PNM/NFIR vide agenda item No.33/2000 that the provision for objective type questions should be extended to all selections for which a written examination is prescribed. During the course of discussions in the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 23rd/24th Oct.2000, the Federation pointed out that the provision regarding objective type questions for about 50% of the total marks for the written test are not being interpreted/followed correctly by the Railways and at times, objective type questions for marks much below 50% of the total marks for the written test are included in the question paper. It was agreed to issue a suitable clarification on this aspect.

 

It is accordingly clarified that the existing provision that objective type questions for about 50% of total marks for the written  test shall be deemed to have been followed correctly if objective type questions fall in the range of 45% to 55% of total marks for the written test.

 

 

RBE No.208/2000

  Board’s letter N(G)2000/QR1-23 dated 3011.2000(RBE No.208/2000)

 

Sub:     Retention of Railway quarter on transfer , deputation, retirement etc.

 

Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) have reviewed the instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation by Railway employees in the event of their transfer, deputation, retirement etc. and have decided to revise/modify the instructions as under. The  relevant extant instructions stand modified/superseded to the extent they have been revised/modified in terms of this letter.

 

  1. Permanent Transfer:

 

a)                  A Railway employee on transfer from one station to another which necessitates change of residence, may be permitted to retain the railway accommodation at the former station of posting for a period of two months on payment of normal rent or single flat rate of licence fee/rent. On request by the employee , on educational or sickness account, the period of retention of railway accommodation may be extended for a further period of six months on payment of special licence fee, i.e., double the flat rate of licence fee/rent. Further extension beyond the aforesaid period may be granted on educational ground only to cover the academic session in which he was transferred on payment of special licence fee.

 

Beyond the permitted/permissible limits, however, no further extension will be allowed on any grounds whatsoever. Therefore, no requestor representations on this score shall be entertained. For all occupations beyond the permitted period, immediate action should be taken to cancel the allotment, declare the occupation as unauthorised and initiate eviction proceedings charging damage rent for the over stay.

 

b)                  Where the request made for retention of Railway quarter is on grounds of sickness of self or a dependent  of the family of the railway employee, he will be required to produce the requisite Medical certificate from the authorised Railway Medical Officer for the purpose.

 

c)                   In the event of transfer, during the mid-school/college academic session,  the permission to be granted by the competent authority for retention of railway accommodation  in terms of item (a) above will be subject to his production of the necessary Certificate from the concerned school/college authority.

 

d)                  In the case of transferred Railway employee holding earmarked accommodation, he/she may be permitted to retain the accommodation for a period of two months only on payment of normal rent. During this period of two months, if the employee concerned requests for further retention in terms of (a) above, an alternative accommodation not higher than Type V should be allotted in his/her favour for the balance period  of six months on payment of special licence fee. No relaxations beyond the permitted/permissible limits will, however, be allowed on any ground whatsoever. Therefore, no requests or representations on this score shall be entertained . Fore all occupations beyond the permitted period, immediate action should be taken to cancel the allotment, declare the occupation as unauthorised and initiate eviction proceedings charging damage rent for the over stay.

 

e)                  Both in respect of non-earmarked accommodation, permission for retention beyond the initial period of 2 months under circumstances indicated in sub paras (a) and (d) above should be granted only in rare cases/genuine need and not  in a routine manner.

 

  1. Deputation to another Ministry:

 

An employee in occupation of Railway quarter ( earmarked/non-earmarked) on deputation to another Ministry/Deptt. of the Central/State Govt. of India will be permitted to retain Railway quarter only for a period of two months on payment of normal rent. This retention would be subject to approval by the competent authority; this approval would be given only if the employee gives a proof of having applied for a suitable Central/State Govt. quarter, as the case may be, if he is eligible for the same while he is on deputation. The application should include a request for a quarter of a type one below the entitlement. Such an applicable should be made by him at the earliest opportunity and definitely within one month of the person joining on deputation. In case of failure to apply for a suitable quarter the permission of retention of quarter for a period of two months will no longer apply and he would be treated as unauthorised occupant from the date he joined on deputation. For the Central/State Govt. Deptts. Where there is no policy to allot the quarter of their own from the general pool, he should apply for accommodation on lease from the concerned employer. If there exists no provision even for this then after retention of two months’ period, no further  extension would be given to the employee to retain the Railway quarter beyond two months and he/she would be treated as an unauthorised occupant and action taken accordingly.

 

  1. Railway employees proceedings on deputation to PSUs etc.

 

A Railway employee while proceeding on deputation to  any of the PSUs ( including those of the Ministry of Railways, viz., RITES,IRCON, CRIS, IRFC, IRCTC, MRVC, KRC, Railtel Corpn. Etc.) would be permitted to retain Railway quarter only for a period of two months on normal rent chargeable from the date they have joined the Public Sector Unit. After this period he would be treated as unauthorised occupant and action taken accordingly.

 

  1. Retirement

 

A Railway employee on retirement including voluntary retirees and those  retirees and those retired compulsorily may be permitted to retain the non-earmarked Railway  accommodation for a period of 4 months on payment of normal rent/flat rate of licence fee/rent and the next 4 months on educational or sickness account on payment of special licence fee, i.e., double the normal rent or double the flat rate of licence fee/rent. This is also applicable to audit staff doing Railway audit work. The cases of retirement on medical invalidation grounds are also to be treated at par with normal retirement.

 

Beyond the permitted/permissible period, however, no further extension will be allowed on any grounds, whatsoever. Therefore, no requests or representations on this score shall be entertained. For all occupations beyond the permitted period, therefore, immediate action should be taken to cancel the allotment, declare the occupation as unauthorised and initiate eviction proceedings charging damage rent for the over stay.

 

  1. Railway employees holding earmarked Railway accommodation.

 

(a)                Railway employees holding earmarked Railway accommodation on their retirement, will be entitled to retain the earmarked Railway accommodation only for a period of two months on payment of normal rent with no extension on any grounds whatsoever. During this period of two months, at the request of the retired Railway employee for alternative accommodation not higher than Type V, the same can be allotted in his/her favour for the balance period of six months. This permission for the balance  six months would be on payment of special licence fee. He has of course, to apply immediately within a period of one month from retirement as has already been elaborated in Item (a) above. The period of such relaxation in this case would be allowed only till the allotment of an alternative accommodation or a total period of eight months whichever is earlier.

 

 

(b)                Beyond the permitted/permissible period, however, no further extension will be allowed on any grounds, whatsoever. Therefore, no requests or representations on this score shall be entertained. For all occupation beyond the permitted period, therefore, immediate action should be taken to cancel the allotment , declare the occupation as unauthorised and initiate eviction proceedings charging damage rent for the over stay.

 

  1. Post retirement engagements in Committees, Commissions etc.

 

In cases of engagement of a retired Railway employee in Committees, Commissions and Tribunals ( even the Tribunals  of Railways like RCT), he/she will not be entitled to any Railway accommodation and should vacate the accommodation within a period of two months of having joined  such a Committee/Commissions/Tribunals etc. However, in case of re-employment on the Railways , the extant orders will continue to be applicable.

 

  1. Withholding of DCRG etc. in the case of post-retirement retention of quarter.

 

For unauthorised retention of Railway accommodation Railway Administration should take following steps to discourage Railway employees.

 

(i)                                          ‘No claim’ certificate should not be given unless the employee after retirement has vacated the Railway quarter and cleared all his arrears of rent, electricity and other charges, etc.

 

(ii)                                        While the retirement/death gratuity or special contribution to P.F., as the case may be, should be withheld in full for non-vacation of railway quarters, not only after superannuation but in all cases of cessation of service, namely, voluntary retirement death etc. Further the amount without should remain with the Administration only  in the form of cash without conversion into any type of security lest the very purpose of withholding full DCRG should get defeated. It may also please be kept in view that the gratuity should be released as soon as the quarter is vacated so that there   is neither any hardship to the retired employee or its family nor there is any claim for payment of interest on withheld gratuity for reasons of any administrative lapse.

 

 

(iii)                                       One set of post-retirement pass should be disallowed for every month of unauthorised retention of Railway quarters by retired officers/staff . The concerned retired officer/staff may be allowed the privilege of post-retirement passes after the period during which the forfeited passes would have been admissible. A show cause notice to this effect may be issued to the retired employee before disallowing the pass.

 

Sub-rule(8) of Rule 16 of the Railway Services (Pension ) Rules,1993.

 

“(8) (a) In case where a railway accommodation is not vacated after superannuation of the Railway servant or after cessation of his services such as on voluntary retirement, compulsory retirement, medical invalidation or death, then, the full amount of retirement gratuity, death gratuity or special contribution to provident fund, as the case may be, shall be withheld.

 

b)               The amount withheld under clause(a) shall remain with the railway administration in the form of cash.

 

c)                In case the railway accommodation is not vacated even after the permissible period of retention after the superannuation, retirement cessation of  service or death ,as the case may be, the railway administration shall have the right to withhold, recover, or adjust from the Death -cum-retirement Gratuity, the normal rent, special licence fee or damage rent, as may be due from  the ex-railway employee and return only the balance, if any, on vacation of the Railway accommodation.

 

 

d)               Any amount remaining unpaid after the adjustment made under clause (C) , may also be recovered without the consent of the pensioner by the concerned Accounts Officers from the dearness relief of the pensioner until full recovery of such dues has been made.

 

e)               Dispute, if any, regarding recovery of damages or rent from the ex-railway employee shall be subject to adjudication by the concerned Estate Officer appointed under the Public Premises ( Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971 (40 of 1971).

 

Note

(i)                  The withholding of gratuity envisaged in Rule 8(a) of the Railway Services Pension Rules, 1993, will also be applicable to Railway Servants holding Railway accommodation and retiring from Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board).

 

(ii)                The policy of allowing PSUs to pay the cost of construction of houses and thereafter retain half of the number of houses equivalent to the 50% cost of contribution should now be discontinued. Railways should encourage the PSUs to build houses on railway land subject to the condition that 50% of the number  of such houses built would be made available to Railway Officers and the balance can be allotted to officers working in the PSUs.

 

 

RBE No.210/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM2/12 dated 5.12.2000 ( RBE No.210/2000)

 

Sub:     General Departmental Competitive Examination for filling up  25% direct recruitment vacancies in specified Group ‘C’categories – Extension of        currency.

 

Ref:      Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 29.8.93 on the above subject.

 

The scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination introduced vide Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-92/PM2/16 dated 20.8.93 was last extended upto 31.12.2000 vide their letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM2/16 dated 15.12.99.

 

The Board have decided that the  scheme may be extended further upto 31.12.2001, as an interim measure.

 

 

RBE No.198/2000

 Board’s letter PC-V/97/I/97/I/7/14 dated 16.11.2000 (RBE No.198/2000)

 

Sub:     Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable from time to time in respect of employees of – Central Government and Central Government Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw  their Pay/emoluments in the  Pre-revised scales of  pay.

 

A copy of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1(13)/97/E.II(B) dated 14.9.2000 on the above mentioned subject is enclosed. The same shall apply mutatis-mutandis to such Railway servants who had exercised an option to continue in the pre-revised scales of pay or to those whose pay and allowances had not been revised for different reasons.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance ( Dept. of Exp.) OM No.1(13)/97/E.II(B) dt. 14th Sept. 2000.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub:     Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable from time to time in respect of employees of – Central Government and Central Government Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw  their Pay/emoluments in the  Pre-revised scales of  pay.

            The undersigned is directed to say that this department had issued orders from time to time notifying the revised rates of Dearness Allowance approved by Government for all categories of Central Government Employees. These rates were based on the revised scale of pay that came into effect from January 1,1,996 on acceptance of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission.

 

2.         These orders were, however not applicable to the Central Government employees who had exercised an option to continue in the pre-revised scales of pay or to those whose pay and allowances had not been revised for different reasons in conformity with various Government decisions on the Commission’s recommendations. It is understood that in the absence of necessary general orders in regard to the rates of Dearness allowance applicable from time to time to these categories of employees, some of the departments and Central Autonomous bodies that have adopted the Central Government scales of pay have not been authorising the Dearness allowance at the enhanced rates beyond January 1.1.1996.

 

3.         It is, therefore, clarified that the Dearness Allowance shall be admissible to these categories of employee at the following rates from the dates indicated:-

 

Date from which payable Pay upto to Rs.3500 p.m Pay above Rs.3500 and upto Rs.6000 p.m. Pay above

Rs.6000. p.m

1.1.1996 148% 111% (Rs.5,180) 96 %  (Rs.6,660)
1.7.1996 159% 119% (Rs.5,565) 103% (Rs.7,140)
1.1.1997 170% 128% (Rs.5,950) 110% (Rs.7,680)
1.7.1997 182% 136% (Rs.6,370) 118% (Rs.8,160)
1.1.1998 190% 142% (Rs.6,650) 123% (Rs.8,520)
1.7.1998 203% 152% (Rs.7,105) 132% (Rs.9,120)
1.1.1999 228% 171% (Rs.7,980) 148% (Rs.10,260)
1.7.1999 241% 180% (Rs.8,435) 156% (Rs.10,800)
1.1.2000 243% 182% (Rs.8,505) 158% (Rs.10,920)

 

NOTE: Amounts with in brackets  represent the minimum amount payable per month ad Dearness Allowance to employees in the different pay ranges.

 

4.         The term ‘pay’ ( for the purpose of calculation of the Dearness Allowance admissible shall be the pay drawn in the applicable Pre-revised scale of pay, including stagnation increment(s) , if any, and non-practising allowance, but shall not include any other type(s) of pay such as special pay, personal pay, etc.,

 

5.         The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneratn and will not be treated as ‘pay’ for any purpose within the ambit of FR 9(21).

 

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

 

7.       The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the administrative control of the ministries/departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

 

RBE No.214/2000

 Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-99/PS-5/PE-6 dated 14.12.2000 ( RBE No.214/2000)

 

Sub:     Pay scales of Railway School Teachers etc.

Ref:      Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)83SC2-18 dated 28.11.88 (2) PC-V/98/I/11/26 dt. 23.10.98.

 

On the recommendations of the V CPC the Teaching Allowance admissible to the Railway School Teachers has been abolished w.e.f 1.1.96 in terms of Board’s letter No.PC/V/98/I/11/26 dated 28.10.98.

 

In view of this it has further been decided by the Board to abolish w.e.f. 1.1.1996 the Special Allowance admissible to the PGTs for looking after the duties of Vice Principals in terms of Board’s letter No.E(W)83SC2-18 dated 28.11.88. It has also been decided that the payments of special allowance made w.e.f. 1.1.1996 should be recovered with immediate effect.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.204/2000       

   Board’s  letter No.E(LL)/2000/AT/MW/1  dated 23.11.2000 (RBE No.204/2000).

Sub:        Rates of variable dearness allowance for employees employed in employments,

i) in the construction or maintenance of roads or in building operations.

ii) in stone breaking and stone crushing

iii) in maintenance of buildings

iv) in loading and unloading in Railways  Goods sheds and Ash-pit cleaning in Railways laying of under ground cables,  electric lines water supply lines and  sewerage pipe lines.

 

Ref:        Ministry of Rly’s lr. No. E{LL)/93/AT/MW/4 dated 21.10.94 and E (LL)/94/AT/MW/4 dated 21.10.94.

…..

            Further to this Ministry’s letter of even number  dated 24.5.2000, please find enclosed a copy of Order  No.1(7)/2000-LS-II dated 25.9.2000 received from the Ministry of Labour  revising the  rates of variable dearness allowance and the  minimum  wages w.e.f. 1st October, 2000 for employees employed in the  employments mentioned  above is sent herewith for information,  guidance  and necessary action.

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

Copy  of Ministry of Labour, Office of the Chief  Labour  Commissioner(C), New Delhi’s letter No.1(7)/2000/LS-II dated 25.9.2000.

O R D E R

             In exercise of the powers conferred by Central  Government    vide   notification   No.S.O.512(E),    dated    12.7.94, No.S.O.513(E)  dated 12.7.94 and No.S.O.514(E), dated 12.7.94  of the  Ministry  of Labour and in furtherance  of  these  aforesaid notification the undersigned hereby, revises the rates of variable   Dearness   Allowance.  ordered  vide  this   office   order No.1(4)/99-LS.II  dated  13.3.2000  on the basis  of  the  average consumer  price  index number for the proceeding  period  of  six months sending  on 30.6.2000 viz 2148.64(Base 1960 = 100) for  industrial workers  as  under and directs that this order  shall  come  into force on the 1st October, 2000.

i)  Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in  employments  (i)In the construction and maintenance of Roads and in building  operations (ii)In stone breaking and Stone Crushing, (iii) In  maintenance  of buildings and (iv) In the construction and  Maintenance of Runways.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Category                                                         Rate of V.D.A.         (in Rs.)

per day

A and B Area                    C area

———————————————————————————————————————–

1. Unskilled                                                       23.87                                19.53

2. Semi-skilled                                                  28.19                                23.87

unskilled/

supervisory

3. Skilled/Clerical                                             34.72                               30.38

4. Highly skilled                                               43.41                               34.72

———————————————————————————————————————

Rates  of  V.D.A  for employees employed  in  Red  Oxide  Quartz, Quartzite,  silica, Magnesite, Granite, Laterite, Stone  Kyanite, Steatite (including Mines Producing Soap and Talc) Ochre,  Asbestos,  Fire  Clay, Copper, Uranium,  Gypsum,,  Barytes,  Graphite,Dolomite,  China Clay,While Clay, Clay, Wolfram, Manganese,  Felspar,  Bauxite,  Iron ore, Hematite,  Rock  Phosphate,  Chromite,magnetite, Marble, Calcite and Mica Mines.

 

—————————————————————— Category                                                            Rates of V.D.A. (in Rs.) per day

 

————————————–

For work                      For work

above                           below

ground                          ground

———————————————————————————————————————-

1. Unskilled                                                             19.53                        23.87

2. Semi-skilled/                                                       23.87                        28.23

unskilled/

supervisory

3. Skilled/clerical                                                   28.23                       34.72

4. Highly skilled                                                     34.72                      41.24

———————————————————————————————————————–

  1. Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in loading  and  unloading in Railways, Goods sheds and in Ashpit cleaning in  Railways

 

———————————————————————————————————————-

Area                                                        Rates of V.D.A.(in Rs.)per day

———————————————————————————————————————-

“A”                                                               28.63

“B”                                                               22.57

“C”                                                               19.95

———————————————————————————————————————

IV. Rates of V.D.A. for employees employed in Agriculture:

 

A further order would issue separately.

2.   Therefore,  the  minimum rates of wages  showing  the  basic rates  and  V.D.A. payable w.e.f. 1.4.2000 to the  employees  employed in the following employments will be as under:

A  (i) In the construction or maintenance of Roads or in Building operations,  (ii) In Stone Breaking or Stone Crushing,  (iii)  In Maintenance of Buildings and (iv) In the Construction and Maintenance of Runways.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Category of                                                                       A r e a

Workers                              ——————————————————————————

Basic        V.D.A       Basic       V.D.A.     Basic        V.D.A.

Wages                      wages                        wages

                                                        Rs.          Rs.           Rs.             Rs.         Rs.                Rs.

1.Unskilled                                   36.00 +   23.87     34.00   +     23.87        28.00   +  19.53

————-                ————-                   ————-

Total                 59.87                        57.87                           47.53

 

2.Semi-skilled/                             43.00 + 28.19       41.00  +     28.19        34.00  +   23.97

Un-silled                                        ————-                ————-                ————-

Supervisory              Total                71.19                       69.19                           57.87

 

3.Skilled/                                      57.00 + 34.72       51.00  +  34.72              43.00 +30.38

clerical                                           – ————              ————-                    ————-

Total               91.72                        85.72                           73.38

4. Highly                                        65.00 + 43.41       63.00 + 43.41             51.00 + 34.72

skilled                                         —————-      —————-                 —————-

                                  Total              108.41                    106.41                            85.72

 

 

B.    Employment in Red oxide, Quartz Quartzite, Silica,  Graphite, Magnesite, Granite, Laterite, Stone, Kyanite, Steatite (including Mines Producing Soap Stone and Talc), Ochre, Asbestos, Fire  Clay,Copper,  uranium, Iron ore, Hematite, Rock  Phosphate,  Chromite, Clay,  while  clay, Magnetite, Gypsum, Barytes,  Dolomite,  China Clay,  Wolfram, Manganese, Felspar, Bauxite, Marble, Calcite  and Mica Mines.

———————————————————————————————————————–

Category of                                           For work above                                  For work below

workers                                                   Ground                                             ground

———————                         ——————————

 

Basic  Wages        V.D.A.           Basic Wages         V.D.A.

Rs.                         Rs.                  Rs.                         Rs.

———————————————————————————————————————

1.Unskilled                                               28.00     +      19.53                   34.00    +         28.23

——————                            ——————-

Total:                     47.53                                              57.87

 

2.Semi-skilled/                                        34.00     +    23.87                       41.00    +       28.23

un-skilled

supervisory                                                ——————                                ———————-

Total                     57.87                                                69.23

3.Skilled/clerical                                     41.00  +     28.23                        50.00   +        34.72

——————-                                  ——————-

Total                   69.23                                                84.72

 

4. Highly skilled                                    50.00    +   34.72                         60.00    +    41.24

———————–                           ——————

Total                   84.72                                                101.24

 

C.  Employment in loading and unloading in Railways,  Goods-sheds and in Ashpit cleaning in Railways.

———————————————————————————————————————–Area                                                                    Rates of wages plus V.D.A. per day

———————– ————————————

Basic Wages               V.D.A.                    Total

(Rs)                               (Rs)

———————————————————————————————————————

“A”                                                                         42.00       +               28.63            =      70.63

“B”                                                                         33.00       +               22.57             =      55.57

“C”                                                                         29.00       +               19.95             =      48.95

——————————————————————————————————————-

3.  The classification of workers under different categories  and the  classification of cities under different areas will  be  the  same  as  in the notifications referred to in para-1  as  amended from  time  to time.  the present classification of  cities  into Areas “A” “B” and “C” is enclosed at Annexure I for ready  reference.

Annexure-I

A R E A  ‘A’

Ahmedabad (UA)             Greater Bombay  (UA)           Madras      (UA)

Bangalore (UA)                Hyderabad       (UA)             Nagpur      (UA)

Calcutta  (UA)                 Kanpur          (UA)

Delhi     (UA)                   Lucknow         (UA)

A R E A ‘B

 

Agra      (UA)                 Ghaziabad       (UA)                    Meerut      (UA)

Ajmer     (UA)                Gorakhpur       (UA)                    Moradabad   (UA)

Aligarh   (UA)                 Guwahati                                   Mysore      (UA)

Allahabad (UA)                 Guntur                                    Nasik       (UA)

Amaravati                      Gwalior         (UA)                      Pune        (UA)

Aurangabad(UA)            Indore          (UA)                      Patna       (UA)

Bareilly  (UA)                 Hubli-Dharwad                           Raipur

Bhavnagar/Bhopal          Jabalpur (UA)                             Rajkot

Bikaner                          Jaipur          (UA)                       Ranchi      (UA)

Bhubaneshwar               Jalandhar                                  Sholapur    (UA)

Amritsar                        Jamshedpur      (UA)                   Surat       (UA)

Calicut   (UA)                 Jodhpur                                     Srinagar    (UA)

Chandigarh (UA)            Kolhapur        (UA)                     Thiruvananthapram(UA)

Cochin     (UA)                Kalyan                                      Ulhasnagar

Coimbatore (UA)             Kota                                         Vadodara     (UA)

Cuttack   (UA)                Ludhiana                                   Varanasi     (UA)

Durgapur                       Madurai          (UA)                    Vijayawada   (UA)

Faridabad Complex                                                         Vishakhapatnam(UA)                                                              Warangal

 

Area “C” will comprise all areas not mentioned in this list.

NB: U.A. stands for Urban Agglomeration.

 

 

RBE No.206/2000

  Board’s letter E(MPP)99/1/75 dated 28.11.2000 (RBE No.206/2000)

 

Sub: Re-deployment of Surplus Staff – consolidated instructions regarding.

 

Instructions issued from time to time on the above subject were consolidated in Master circular No.22 titled “Absorption and Utilization of Surplus Staff”. These instructions prescribe modalities for redeployment of surplus staff and envisages advance planning to identify areas of surplus and to arrange for their expeditious redeployment. Despite these instructions, it is seen that arge numbers of surplus staff remain against special supernumerary posts for long periods without being productively engaged. In view of this, the issue ofsurrender of surplus posts and redeployment of surplus staff has been re-examined  by the Board and, after careful consideration, the following instructions are being issued in partial modification of the existing instructions, wherever applicable.

 

  1. Definitions

(a)    Surplus Staff:

  1. Total or partial closure of activities,
  2. Total or partial re-engineering of work processes/work methods,
  3. Introduction of Modern Technology
  4. Outsourcing of some activity totally or partially.

 

b) Accepting Department:

“Accepting Department” is the department or sub-department in which surplus staff are re-deployed or are required to be re-deployed on the basis of needs either against vacancies in categories where no surplus is likely to be generated in foreseeable future or against the established/accepted requirement of additional manpower likely to arise in near future as accepted by the Head of the Unit/Division/Zone.

 

II. Procedure for dealing with vacant surplus posts:

 

In amplification of Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/84/RE/1/10 dated 21.4.89, following procedure should be followed.

 

In grades having an element of direct recruitment, vacant surplus posts falling within the direct recruitment quota should be surrendered and their money value credited to the Vacancy bank. An indicative list of categories where element of direct recruitment exists may be seen at Annexure-I. Against balance vacant surplus posts belonging to promotion quota in the direct recruitment grades as also vacant surplus posts in intermediate grades, an equal No. of posts falling in direct recruitment quota in the immediate lower direct recruitment grade of Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’, as the case may be should be surrendered. However, if adequate number of vacant posts falling in direct recruitment quota are not available in the immediate lower grade as contemplated above, direct recruitment quota vacant posts in the still lower direct recruitment grade of Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’ maybe surrendered and money value credited to the Vacancy Bank. This process may be continued till an equal number of posts have been surrendered or the lowest grade of Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’ , as the case may be, is reached.

 

III. Procedure for dealing with manned surplus posts:

 

Manned surplus post could either be in grades having an element of Direct recruitment or in intermediate grades where no element of direct recruitment exists. For either of the above situations, Railways should draw out a staff profile in respect of each surplus staff including their redeployment plan as shown in Annexure-II. Records as per Annexure-II should be maintained in separate sheets in respect of I) surplus staff in grades having element of direct recruitment and  ii) surplus staff in intermediate grades. Thereafter action as delineated below is to be taken.

 

IV, Re-deployment of surplus staff retiring shortly:

 

All surplus staff irrespective of the grades, who are superannuating within the next three years ( 3 year period should be counted from the date of issue of these instructions in the case of those already declared surplus and from the date of staff being rendered surplus in future cases) should be re-deployed at the same station in any department where vacancies exist and where they can be utilized gainfully, and the original posts surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank. Those of such staff who cannot be re-deployed at the same station for any reason should be placed against ‘special supernumerary’ posts forthwith. On vacation of the special supernumerary posts by them in due course for any reasons such as retirement, etc., these posts are to be surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank.

 

V Re-deployment of surplus staff in grade 2550-3200 ( other than those covered under IV)

 

1.         Surplus staff working grade Rs.2550-3200(RP) should be re-deployed against vacant posts in the same grade in the accepting department without waiting for their re-training, their original posts surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank. In case there is a training need the same should be met after redeployment.

 

  1. While taking action as per 1 above, if a vacant post in the same grade is not available in the accepting department, the surplus staff should be re-deployed in the accepting department alongwith the post. After the need for additional manpower/posts in near future has been established/accepted. On cessation of the need for additional manpower on creation of posts needed for additional work in due course  these transferred posts on vacation by the incumbents due to any reasons such as absorption against new creations, promotion, transfer, superannuation, etc., are to be surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank.

 

VI. Training of Surplus staff:

 

Surplus staff other than those working in grades 2550-3200 who need be re-retrained before redeployment should be booked for re-training within one month of their being declared surplus. Skills for which they are to be trained should be identified based on the category in which they are to be re-deployed. This would depend on their age profile, educational qualification, working capabilities and potential to acquire necessary skills, besides the need for additional manpower in various categories. Information as per Annexure-II would be of use for the purpose. Duration of training should normally net exceed 90 days.

 

VII. Redeployment of surplus staff working in grades having an element of direct recruitment (other then the grade 2550-3200)

 

  1. Surplus staff should be posted against vacant direct recruitment quota posts in the same grade in accepting department after re-training, as necessary.

 

  1. In the event of direct recruitment vacancies in the same grade not being available as per 1 above, the surplus staff should be re-deployed in the accepting department alongwith the post, after the need for additional manpower in near future has been established/accepted. On cessation of the need for additional manpower  on creation of posts needed for additional work in due course, these transferred posts on vacation by the incumbents due to any reason are to be surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank. Till then an equal number of vacant posts in any of the next available direct recruitment grades where vacancies exist, should be frozen . This may be restored after the surrender of transferred posts.

 

  1.  The entire process of re-deployment of surplus staff working against posts having an element of direct recruitment should be finalized within four months from the date an incumbent is declared surplus.

 

VIII. Re-deployment of surplus staff working in intermediate grades:

 

  1. Surplus staff in intermediate grades should be transferred/re-deployed in the acceptance department alongwith the post, after training as necessary, on establishment/acceptance of the need for additional manpower.

 

  1. While issuing orders as above, an equal No. of vacant posts of the accepting department in the immediate lower direct recruitment grade should be frozen temporarily, t be restored on vacation of the higher grade posts by the re-deployed staff due to any reason. In such vacation these posts may be surrendered and money value credited to the vacancy bank.

 

  1. In case ” vacant posts” in immediate lower direct recruitment grade are not available in the accepting department, even next to next direct recruitment grade vacant posts may be located and frozen. If no vacant posts are available in any of the lower direct recruitment grades, the transferred/re-deployed posts shall be surrendered as and when they are vacated by the re-deployed staff due to any reason in due course, and money value credited to the vacancy bank.

 

  1. The process of re-deployment of surplus staff working against intermediate grade posts should be finalized preferably within six months from the date an incumbent is declared surplus.

 

IX. PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH SURPLUS STAFF FOUND UNFIT FOR RE-DEPLOYMENT.

 

The cases of surplus staff who are found unfit for re-deployment even after re-training because of their inability to pick up new skills should be reviewed quarterly by the Head of the Division/Workshop and half yearly by the General Manager. Possibilities of further training to make then fit for re-deployment at a later stage oar of their taking voluntary retirement may also be pursued with them. Till they retire/take voluntary retirement , they should be placed against special supernumerary posts, and as and when they vacate these posts due to any reason, the same should be surrendered and money value credited to Vacancy Bank.

 

X. SENIORITY OF  SURPLUS STAFF ON RE-DEPLOYMENT:

 

  1. The seniority of surplus staff re-deployed in the accepting department will continue to be guided by the extant instructions on the subject. Reference in this connection may be made to the Railway Board’s letter No.(NG)II-84/RE-1/10 dated 21.4.1989.

 

  1. Surplus staff willing to go on bottom seniority against direct recruitment grades in other departments should be first absorbed against direct recruitment vacancies subject t their suitability and medical fitness as required , before fresh recruitment is done.

 

 

 

  1. OTHER RELATED INSTRUCTIONS:

 

  1. Instructions already exist regarding the need for consultation with recognized unions in cases where large numbers of surplus staff are involved and where promotion prospects are likely to be affected in any way. It would be necessary to take the recognized unions into confidence so that the process of re-deployment is expeditiously completed within the time limits indicated herein. Preferences of surplus staff for posting on re-deployment should also be considered to the extent possible within the framework of these instructions.
  2. Other related instructions such as relaxation on educational qualifications for re-deployment of surplus staff, etc. already issued, which do not come into conflict with these instructions, will continue to hold good .

 

XII.       RETENTION OF RAILWAY QUARTERS BY THE SURPLUS STAFF

 

Surplus staff when transferred to a new station involving change of residence maybe permitted to retain railway quarters, if any, allotted to them at the previous station, for a maximum period of two years or till allotment of railway quarters at the new station on payment of normal licence fee/charges, whichever is earlier.

 

 

RBE No.215/2000

  Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/49/14 dated 12.12.2000 ( RBE No.215/2000)

 

Sub:     Reservation in promotion – Prescription of lower qualifying marks/lesser  standard of evaluation.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 27.3.2000, vide which it was communicated that relaxation in qualifying marks in promotion to SC/ST candidates stand withdrawn.

 

  1. The following proviso to Article 335 has since been incorporated in the Constitution through the Constitution ( Eighty-Second Amendment) Act,2000.

 

“Provided that nothing in this Article shall prevent in making of any provision in favour of the members of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for relaxation in qualifying marks in any examination or lowering the standards of evaluation, for reservation in matters of promotion to any class or classes of services or posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or of a State”.

 

  1. In pursuance of the enabling proviso of Article 335 of the Constitution , it has been decided that the relaxations/concessions in the matters of promotion to candidates  belonging to SC/ST category by way of lower qualifying marks/lesser standards of evaluation which existed prior to 27.3.2000, be restored ( This has reference to O.M.No.36012/23/96-Estt.(Res)- Vol.II dated 3.10.2000 from the Department of Personnel  & Training which is the nodal department in this matter). In other words , the effect of these instructions would be that the earlier instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 27.3.2000 become inoperative from 3.10.2000.

 

  1. These orders shall take effect in respect of selections made on or after 3.10.2000. The selections finalised earlier i.e., prior to 3.10.2000 shall not be disturbed.

 

  1. These instructions shall be brought to the notice of all the concerned and the attached/subordinate offices for compliance.

 

 

RBE No. 207/2000

  Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/19/1/item 5.6 dated 28-11-2000 (RBE No. 207/2000)

 

Sub:     Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee (Part-I) 1998-Capsule on ‘How to Conduct accident enquiries” – Recommendation No. 5.6.

 

The Railway Safety Review Committee (1998) have recommended that training courses for officers and Supervisors should contain a capsule on “How to conduct accident enquiries.”

 

The recommendation has been accepted by Railway Board and the Railway administration alongwith Railway Staff College, Vadodara are directed that henceforth the above capsule should form part of

 

a)                                          the Refresher Courses conducted for the Senior Supervisors [SSEs] of the following departments:-

i)                                            Mechanical

ii)                                           S&T

iii)                                         Civil

iv)                                         Traffic

 

b)                                          Group ‘A’ Foundation Programme (AFP) and Management Development Programme (MDP) for Group ‘A’ Officers; and

c)

Group ‘B’ Foundation Programme (BFP) for Group ‘B’ Officers

 

A module of 2 working days on the subject is enclosed for immediate implementation;

Module No.        Department

All Departments.

CATEGORY             STAGE         DURATION                 ACTIVITY    CENTRE

 

Supervisors &         Special        2 wkg. Days                         Station/Enquiry

Officers                                                                   place

 

Contents No.           DESCRIPTION                                          PERIODS

S-3/A                   Accident Enquiry                                                12

Total                                                       12

 

CONTENTS No. DESCRIPTION PERIODS
S-3/A-1 Introduction . Objective of Accident Enquiry, Statutory Investigation into Railway Accident Rule 1998 and Railway Notice of and enquiry to accident rule 1998 Enquiry – When necessary, when not necessary and Dispensing with enquiry Classification of enquiries, Time schedule for enquiry 1
S-3/A-2 Important sections of Railway Act – 1989 1
S-3/A-3 Enquiry proceedings:

Points to be remembered while carrying out enquiry, i.e. impartial approach, no preconceived notion, systematic investigation, process of elimination, arriving at a logical conclusion, examination and cross-examination of witnesses, recording of evidences.

3
S-3/A-4 Writing of Enquiry Report:

List of members and president of enquiry committee,

Description of accident

Description of site of accident,

Detailed statements of evidences taken

Conclusion arrived at,

Statement of damages, with cost,

Sketch illustrating accident,

Findings of enquiry,

Recommendations,

Rider, if any.

3
S-3/A-5 Disposal of Enquiry Report 1
S-3/A-6 Disciplinary action taken against the staff held responsible for the accident, Maintenance of accident records at Station and DRM Office 1
S-3/A-7 Group exercise 2
  TOTAL 12

 

 

RBE No.211/2000

  Board’s letter E(NG)I/99/PM1/28 dated 18.12.2000(RBE No.211/2000)

 

Sub: Regulation of promotion on adhoc basis.

 

In terms of Para 216 A of Indian Railway Establishment  Manual Vol.I (1989 Edition) as modified vide Advance Correction Slip No.65 and 72 issued under this Ministry’s letters No.E(NG)I/94/PM1/10 dated 9.12.98 and 19.2.99, selections/suitability tests/trade tests should be conducted timely so as to obviate the need for making adhoc promotions both in selection and non-selection posts. While there should be no adhoc promotions may be made in leave vacancies and short duration vacancies upto 4 months against selection posts. Normally, no adhoc promotion should be made against regular vacancies. It is becomes inescapableto make adhoc promotion against regular vacancy warranted by such circumstances as Court’s orders etc., such promotion should be allowed only with the prior personal approval of the Chief Personnel Officer who should satisfy himself with reasons for non-finalisation of the selections before according his sanction. In  any case , such arrangements should not be allowed to last over six months except in exceptional circumstances like where a panel cannot be formed because of Court’s Stay Order etc.

 

  1. The instructions regarding holding of regular selections/suitability tests/trade tests to avoid promotions and the need to follow the provisions in the Manual as stated above in ordering such promotions wherever inescapable were reiterated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 13.12.1999.

 

3.         The National Federation of   Indian Railwaymen in a letter to the Board dated 13.12.99 referred to above have created confusion on the Zonal Railways and the Railway Administrations are resorting to reversion of adhoc promotees on completion of 4 months of the initial adhoc promotion. The issue was also raised by the Federation in the PNM meeting with Board held on 23-24/10-2000.

 

4.         The Board wish to clarify that allowing continuation/extension of initial adhoc promotion by CPO in accordance with the provisions contained in Para 216A of the Manual as referred to above does not constitute grant of second /double adhoc promotion.

 

 

RBE No.212/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(W)2000/WE-2/2 dated 7.12.2000( RBE No.212/2000)

 

Sub:     Amendment of provisions relating to Holiday Homes- Chapter –XXII of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume II ( Revised Edition –1990)

            In exercise of powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution , the President is pleased to direct the Rules 2220 and 2224  of Chapter XXII ( Section-C) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-II be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slips No.7 & 8 respectively.

 

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

IREM, VOL.II (REVISED EDITION-1990) ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 7

 

Chapter –XXII (Staff Welfare) Section –C (Holiday Homes)

Para 2220 may be modified as follows:

 

Amount of ‘Rs.50,000/’  appearing in Sub-paras  (i) and (iii)

may be amended  to read as  ‘Rs.10 lak  (Rupees ten lakh only)’ and amount of ‘Rs. 150 per month’ appearing in Sub-para (i)  may be  amended to read as ‘Rs.5000 (Rupees Five thousand only) per month’.

(Authority: Bd’s Lr.No.E(W)2000/WE-2/2 dated 7.12.2000)

 

IREM, VOL.II (REVISED EDITION-1990) ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 8

Chapter XXII-(Staff Welfare) Section –C (Holiday Homes)

 

Para 2224 may be substituted by the following:

 

Para 2224(i): The charges for occupation of the Holiday Homes are as follows:-

 

Serving Employees                 Charges per suite per day

 

(a)     Gazetted Officers                                 Rs.25/-

(b)     Group’C’                                              Rs.12/-

(c)     Group “D’                                             Rs.5/-

 

Retired Employees

 

(a)     Officers above JAG                                             Rs.75/-

(b)    Officers upto and inclusive

of  JAG                                                Rs.35/-

(c)     Group’C’                                              Rs.25/-

(d)     Group ‘D’                                             Rs.12/-

 

Para 2224(ii) : As far as possible, Group-D staff, both serving and retired, should be provided the lowest type of accommodation; where such accommodation is not available, they may be provided the next type of accommodation at charges applicable to the lower type of accommodation.

 

(Authority: Bd’s Lr.No.E(W)2000/WE-2/2 dated 7.12.2000)

 

 

RBE No.218/2000

Copy of Board’s letter E(NG)I/97/DP/12 dated 18.12.200 (RBE No.218/2000)  .

 

Sub:      Extension of deputation period of non-gazetted Railway employees with Public Sector  Undertakings beyond 3 years.

In terms of the instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I/89/DP/24 dated 1.11.1989, as reiterated in individual cases from time to time, the proposals for obtaining competent authority’s approval to the extension of deputation period of non-gazetted Railway employees with RITES/IRCON/CONCOR/CRIS are required to be submitted well before the expiry of the three-year or four-year period, as the case may be. It has been specially laid down that such proposals should be made to the Board by the borrowing organisation along with concurrence for such extension from the Zonal Railway /Production Unit concerned, at least three months before the expiry of the sanctioned deputation period. In no case should competent authority’s approval be taken for granted or presumed and the employee should be taken for granted or presumed and the employee should invariably be repatriated if approval for extension is not received before expiry of the approved period of deputation.

 

  1. However, it has come to the notice of the Board that:

 

(a)                            Proposals are not submitted in due time.

(b)                            Relevant columns in the prescribed proforma are left blank.

(c)                            The employee on deputation are shifted from one project to another.

(d)                            Concurrence of the parent Railway/PU is not obtained before sending the proposal to

the Board.

(e)                            Instructions of the Ministry to repatriate the employee concerned, wherever proposals

for extension are not approved are disregarded..

 

3.         In a recent case, the Minister of Railways has taken a serious view of the lapses brought out above. The Ministry of Railways, therefore, wish to reiterate that their extant instructions on the subject must be scrupulously observed without  any default. A mechanism should also be devised to ensure that authorised extension of deputation terms do not occur in future.

 

 

 RBE No.219/2000

  Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/AP-2 dated 18.12.2000 ( RBE No.219/2000)

 

Sub:        Amendment to Indian Railway Establishment CodeVol. 5thEdition, 1985 ( reprint edition 1995)

 

In exercise of powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to decide that the Indian Railway Establishment Code  Vol.I, 5th Edition 1985 ( reprint edition 1995) may be amended as in Advance Correction Slip No.79 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME I

5TH EDITION 1985 [ REPRINT EDITION – 1995]

 

            Advance Correction Slip No.79

Chapter 2: General Conditions of Service:

 

In Rule 244 substitute  the following for the existing Railway Ministry’s decision (2):

 

“ (2)  The lien of a permanent Railway servant appointed under another Central /State Government  or office  may be retained on the Railway for a period of two years (three years  in exceptional cases)  If he is not permanently absorbed within this period  in the new post, he should immediately on expiry of the said period, either resign from the Railway service or revert to his parent office.  Applications should be forwarded only if an undertaking to abide by these conditions   is given by the staff concerned”

 

(Authority Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/68/AP/6 dated 19-5-72 , E[NG] II-69/AP/21 dated 7-3-75 and E[NG]I-96/AP/2 dated 18-12-2000)

 

 

 

RBE No.222/2000

  Board’s letter E(NG)II/95/RR-1/26 dated 21.12.2000(RBE No.222/2000)

 

Sub: Age relaxation to the residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

            Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 19.6.97, forwarding therewith  a copy of the Notification No.15012/7/91 Estt(D) dated 10.4.97 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions ( Deptt. of Personnel and Training ) on the subject quoted above.

 

Department of Personnel and Training have issued a further notification of same number dated 27.12.99, extending the relaxation of age limit in favour of the residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir for appointment to Central Civil Services and Posts for a further period of two years beyond 31.12.99, ie., upto 31.12.2001. A copy of the same is enclosed for guidance and compliance.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions (DOP&T),Government of India’s  Notifications No.15012/7/91-Estt(D) dated 27.12.1999.

 

NOTIFICATION

 

G.S.R.               (E)        In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of upper age limit for Recruitment to Central Services and Posts) Rules, 1997 namely.

 

1                     (1) These rules may be called the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir ( Relaxation of Upper Age limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Amendment Rules, 1999.

 

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

 

In sub-rule (3) of rule 1 of the Residents of Jammu and Kashmir ( Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ) Rules, 1997, for the figures ’1999′ the figures ’2001′ shall be substituted.

 

FOOT NOTE: The Principal Rules were published in the Extraordinary Gazette of India vide Notification No.GSR 208(E) dated 10th April 1997.

 

 

 

Board’s letter No.E(W)2000/WE-2/2 dated  14.12.2000 

Sub: Holiday Homes.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(W)2000/WE-2/2 dated 7.12.2000.

 

In terms of Advance Correction Slip No.7 & 8 to IREM Vol.II issued vide Board’s letter referred to above ( RBE No.212/2000) , thereby amending provisions regarding Holiday Homes, paras –2( c ):, 2 ( d): 2 ( f) and 3 (a) to ( d) of the Master circular on 2/90 on “ Holiday Homes” issued under Board’s letter No.E(W)90/WE-2/2 dated 6.9.90 may be modified and substituted by the following :-

 

2 (c) The Railway Administrations are authorised to incur an outlay not exceeding Rs.10,00,000 ( Rupees Ten Lakhs only each and if a building is hired, to incur recurring expenditure not exceeding Rs.5,000 ( Rupees Five thousand only) permonth as rent each case. The terms of hire should  be not to involve the Railway in long-term or indefinite liability beyond one or two years on each occasion.

 

2(d) There should be three types of accommodation viz., for Gazetted Officers; Group-C and Group-D.

 

2(f) Railway Administrations are empowered to providethe necessary essential equipment, such as utensils, furniture and recreational facilities, etc., the cost of which should also be within the ceiling limit of Rs.10,00,000 /- (Rupees Ten Lakhs only) referred to at ( c) above.

 

3(a) Lodging charges to be recovered from serving Railway Officers and Staff:

Charges per suite per day

 

(a)     Gazetted Officers                                 Rs.25/-

(b)     Group’C’                                              Rs.12/-

(c)     Group “D’                                             Rs.5/-

 

3(b) Charges to berecovered from Retired Railway servants:

Charges per suite per day

 

(a)     Officers above JAG                                                     Rs.75/-

(b)    Officers upto and inclusive

of  JAG                                                                           Rs.35/-

(c)     Group’C’                                                          Rs.25/-

(d)     Group ‘D’                                                        Rs.12/-

 

The revised charges for occupation of holiday homes would be effective frrom Ist January,2001.

 

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

 

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