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Rly Board’s Estt. Circulars 2003

July 24, 2011

 

 

RBE No.2/2003                                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/99/PM5/7 dt.1.1.03 (RBE No.2/2003).

 

Sub: Filling up of vacancies in the category of Supervisor (P.Way) in the pay scale of   Rs.4500-7000 and JE(P.Way) Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 –   Recommendations of Railway Safety Review Committee – Implementation thereof.

 

In terms of extant provisions as contained in para 143 of IREM Vol.I (1989 Edition), the vacancies in the category of Permanent Way Mistry since redesignated as Supervisor (P.Way), Gr.Rs.4500-7000 are filled as under:

 

(i)                25% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards, with qualification of 10+2 with Science and Maths; Diploma holders in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering also being eligible.

 

(ii)              25% by a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Gangmen, Keymen and Mates with the qualification of 10+2 with Science  and Mathematics and having put in a minimum of three years regular service.  Shortfall, if any, to be made good from amongst Gangmen/Keymen/Mates having the qualification of Matriculation/HSLC with three years regular service.  Further shortfall, if any, to be added to the direct recruitment vacancies; and

(iii)            50% by promotion by seniority cum suitability through a written suitability test.

1.1 Supervisors (P.Way) are eligible for further promotion by selection to the post of JE Gr.II(P.Way), pay scale Rs.5000-8000.

 

  1. Railway Safety Review Committee in Part I of their recommendations have inter-alia made the following recommendations:-

 

(i)                The existing direct recruitment quota of 25% in the category of Supervisory (P.Way) may be increased to 50% with corresponding reduction in the existing promotion quota from 50% to 25%.

 

(ii)              For Direct Recruitment for filling up 50%  of the posts of Supervisor (P.Way) the existing qualification of 10+2 with Science and Maths may be revised to B.Sc ith Physics and Maths or Diploma in Civil Engineering.

 

(iii)            For promotion as Supervisor (P.Way) against seniority-cum-suitability quota the qualification of Class X Board examination may be prescribed. For promotion of Supervisor (P.Way) as Junior Engineer (P.Way) Gr.II qualification of Class X Board Examination may be prescribed.

 

  1. The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railway.  The views of both the Federations have also been taken into account.  Taking all aspects into consideration, the Ministry of Railways have decided not to accept the recommendations of the Committee to enhance the Direct recruitment quota from the existing 25% to 50% with corresponding reduction of promotion quota from 50% to 25% and to prescribe  qualification of Diploma in Civil Engineering for direct recruitment as supervisor (P.Way). However, on other recommendations of the Committee the following decisions have been taken:-

 

(i)                The educational qualification for recruitment as Supervisor (P.Way) should henceforth be B.Sc with Physics and Maths; Engineering Diploma holders will also be eligible.

 

(ii)              Educational qualification for promotion of departmental staff as Supervisor (P.Way) against 50% promotee quota, will be Class X Board examination.

 

(iii)            Educational qualification for promotion of Supervisor (P.Way) as Junior Engineer, (P.Way) Gr.II in the pay scale of dRs.5000-8000 will also be Class X Board Examination.

 

(iv)            The shortfall, if any, against 50% promotion quota in the category of Supervisor (P.Way should be added to LDCE quota.

In order to protect the promotional prospects of the existing staff as on the date of issue of these instructions not possessing the qualification of Class X Board examination, but are otherwise eligible for promotion to the categories of Supervisors (P.Way) and JE Gr.II(P.Way), it has been decided that such staff may be allowed to appear in the two consecutive selections/suitability tests as the case may be, conducted after issue of these instructions for promotion to the relevant categories without the condition of minimum educational qualification.

 

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, 1989 is also amended as in the ACS No.143 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

 

Chapter I Section B Rules Governing The Recruitment And Training Of Group C And Group D And Workshop Staff.

Advance Correction Slip No.143

 

  1. Substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1) of para 143:

“The posts in the category of Supervisor (Permanent Way) in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 shall be filled as under:-

(i)                25% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board.

(ii)              25% by a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination from amongst Gangmen/Keymen/Mates with the qualification of 10+2 with Science and Mathematics and having put in a minimum of three years regular service.  Shortfall, if any, should be made good from amongst Gangmen/Keymen/Mates having the qualification of Matriculation/HSLC with three years regular service.  Further shortfall, if any, shall be added to the direct recruitment quota.

(iii)            50% by promotion of Departmental staff having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.  Shortfall, if any, should be made good by LDCE.

 

  1. Insert the following note below sub-para (1)(iii) of para 143 as amended above:-

 

“Note: Departmental staff already in service as on date of issue of this Advance Correction Slip not possessing the qualification of Class X Board Examination but otherwise eligible for promotion against para 143(1)(iii) above may be allowed two chances to appear in the two consecutive suitability tests conducted after the said date for promotion as Supervisor (P.Way)”.

  1. In sub-para (2) (I) of para 143, the words and figures “10+2 with Science and Maths……” should be substituted by “B.Sc with Physics and Maths; Engineering Diploma holders will also be eligible”.
  2. Delete the existing note below sub-para (3) of para 143.
  3. Substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1)(ii) of para 144.

“33-1/3 by promotion by selection of Supervisor (Permanent Way) in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000, with educational qualification of Class X Board examination”

 

(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letters no.(NG)II/86/RC-2/35 dated 27.6.95, No.(NG)I/97/PM5/5 dated 7.11.97 and no.(NG)I/99/PM5/7 dated 1.1.2003)

 

 

RBE No.4/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)II/2002/FSC/1 dt.6.1.03 (RBE No.4/2003).

 

Sub: Rate of recovery towards the cost of pension of Railway staff posted in private sidings.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No.F(E)II-83/Misc/1 dated 27.6.1984 inter-alia the rates of pension contribution recoverable in respect of Railway employees posted in private sidings were modified from 37.5% to 50%. Prior to this, the pension contribution in respect of such staff was being regulated in terms of Table 1 of Appendix XXXVI-IREC Vol.II.  However, subsequently, on reconsideration it was decided by the Board to rescind the modification made in para 1(ii) of the letter dt.27.6.1984 and orders to this effect were issued vide letter No.F(E)II-83/Misc/1 dated 20.11.1985 with the result the position obtaining prior to 27.6.1984 was restored.  In other words, pension contribution continues to be computed in terms of Table 1 of Appendix XXXVI-IREC-Vol.II, as was the position prior to Board’s letter dt.27.6.1984.  In spite of Board’s instructions dt.20.11.1985, one of the Zonal Railways had sought specific guidance in regard to computation of pension contribution in respect of the Railway employees posted in private sidings.

 

The matter has been considered once again in Board’s Office and it is reiterated that the pension contribution recoverable in respect of the Railway employees posted in private sidings should be computed in terms of Table I-A of Appendix I of IREC Vol.II (1990 edition) as indicated in Board’s letter No.F(E)III/83/PN1/4 dated 16.7.1983 and the various instructions issued in this respect from time to time, as listed hereunder.

a)                 Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/6 dt.9.9.1983

b)       Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/6 dt.19.4.1984

c)       Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/6 dt.23.6.1986

d)       Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/6 dt.27.11.1987

e)                 Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/34 dt.9/27.8.1991

f)                   Letter No.F(E)III/80/PN/I/35 dt.22.6.2000

 

 

RBE No.6/2003

Board’s letter No. E(RRB)2002/13/3 dt.8.1.03 (RBE No.6/2003)

 

               Sub: Replacement panel from RRB against the shortfall.

 

Board have decided that replacement panel can be asked  for by the Railway within the currency of the panel i.e. upto one year, in normal cases and upto two years if the currency of the panel has already been extended by another year by the General Manager of the Railway personally.  The Railway should ensure operation of the replacement panel during the currency of the panel or latest upto 3 months of the expiry of the panel.

 

 

 

RBE No.7/2003

Board’s letter no.(NG)II/91/RR-1/20 dated 8.1.2003 ( RBE No.7/2003)

 

Sub: Vacancies in Clerical Cadre – Direct Recruitment quota.

          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, 18.3.99, 27.3.2000 and 9.3.2001 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 RSRP) and in Senior 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 31.12.2004.

 

2.       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. From the information furnished  by the Railways, it is seen, that while on some Railways, there is progress in this regard, other Railways are giving little or no serious attention to the aspect.

 

3.       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 1.1.2002.

3.1     In addition to the above information, the Railways/PUs should also indicate whether they are experiencing any difficulty in functioning of the departments after freezing the posts as per existing orders. It is felt that the existing percentage of frozen vacancies can be increased further. Views in  this regard may also be furnished.

 

 

 

RBE No.5/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2000/PN1/14 dt.7.1.2003 (RBE No.5 /2003).

 

Sub: Implementation of Government decision on recommendations of the Vth CPC–Revision of pension of pre-96 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

 

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dt.7.8.2001 is circulated for information and guidance. These instructions shall apply, mutatis mutandis to pre-1996 Railway pensioners.

 

DOPPW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Pt.II dt.27.10.1997 referred to in the enclosed O.M.dt.7.8.2001 was circulated vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/97/PN1/23 dt.7.11.1997 and CCS(EOP) Rules and CCS (Pension) Rules referred to therein, correspond to Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993 and Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 respectively.

 

Copy of Board’s OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 7.8.2001

Sub: Implementation of Government decision on recommendations of the Vth CPC –Revision of pension of pre-96 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

 

The undersigned is directed to referred to this Department’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Pt.II dt.27th Oct.,1997 on the above subject and to say that representations have been received from various pensioners’ association and individual pensioners who are in receipt of more than one pension like disability pension under the CCS (EOP) Rules and invalid pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules against application of minimum limit of Rs.1275/- to the total of two pensions as indicated in para 5(1) & (ii) of the above said O.M. The matter has been examined in this Department and it has now been decided that the element of disability pension and invalid pension may be treated as distinct pensions as was the case prior to Vth CPC. The invalid pension may continue to be regulated as per the CCS (Pension) Rules subject to certain minimum amount and the extraordinary disability pension may continue to be treated as a separate element and this should be fixed as per the degree of disability.  This will be subject to the further condition that the amount of disability pension and invalid pension should in no case exceed the last pay drawn.

This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide U.O.No.79/1/2001/IC dt.13.6.2001.

 

In their application to the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 

Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of this order to the notice of Head of Department, Controller of Accounts/Pay & Accounts Officers of attached and subordinate offices under them.  All pension disbursing authorities are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

 

 

RBE No.3/2003

Board’s letter No. . E(G)96 AL 12/2 (Pt) dt.6.1.03 (RBE No.3/2003).

 

Sub: Facility of air travel for emergency medical treatment to

        Railway employees working in the North Eastern Region.

 

Pursuant to a demand raised by the staff side in the Departmental Council of the JCM, the issue of providing facility of air travel for emergency medical treatment to the Railway employees working in the Northeastern Region, has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and it has been decided that Railway employees and/or their family members, in the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and in the difficult  terrain of the State of Tripura, may be permitted free air travel facility from their respective states upto Calcutta for emergency medical treatment.  It may be noted that the essential point in determining the admissibility of air travel, is that the life of the patient is endangered or involves a risk of serious aggravation of the condition of the patient in case travel by air is not undertaken.

 

Accordingly, the facility of air travel would be admissible, if the DRMs of the Divisions based in the specified states, as also CPO/N.F.Railway are satisfied, based on the recommendations of the CMS of the Division or the Zonal Railway Hospital, that air travel is essential.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.9/2003

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2000/19/1/Pt (Meditation) dt.13.1.03 (RBE No.9/2003).

 

Sub: Introducing Yoga training in Railway Training Centres.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 23.11.2001, 23.8.2002 and 9.12.2002 on the subject mentioned above, it has been decided that Yoga and meditation classes be imparted to trainees in Railway Training Centres on an experimental basis upto 31.12.2003. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.  The implementation of Yoga Training in all the training centres may be confirmed.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.12/2003

Board’s letter No. . 2002-E(SCT)I/71/II – 2nd Informal Meeting dt. 14/17.1.03 (RBE No.12/2003).

 

Sub: Informal Meeting of All India OBC Railway Employees Federation with Board.

 

As per extant instructions, informal meetings of the representatives of All India OBC Railway Employees Association are to be held if so desired by them twice in a year at the Zonal/Production Unit/Divisional levels.

 

Of late complaints are being received that informal meetings are not being held regularly.  It is reiterated that informal meetings may be held regularly with the representatives of the All India OBC Railway Employees Association if so desired by them as per extant instructions.

 

Complaints have also been received that field officers such as Branch officer or the officer who can redress the grievances of SC/ST and OBC Railway employees avoid meeting the office bearers of these Associations.  in this connection attention is invited to Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/22/12 dated 24.12.1998 vide which instructions have been issued that the office bearers of these association can meet the concerned Branch Officers/Field officers for redressal of the grievances of their members with a view to help mitigating the number of grievances of the Railway employees and bring more transparency in Railway working/systems.

 

It is reiterated that the above instructions should be followed scrupulously.

 

 

 

RBE No.18/2003

Board’s letter No.E(Sports)2002/New Discipline dt.21.1.03 (RBE No.18/2003).

 

Sub: Inclusion of Handball in Railway Sports Calendar – Recruitment against Sports quota.

 

The Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) have decided to include Handball Game in Railway Sports Calendar.  In the first stage Handball has been included for Women Section only.  All the Railways/Production Units are requested to initiate action to recruit Women Handball players against sports quota, as per prescribed norms.

 

The Handball Federation of India is also being approached for affiliation.

 

 

RBE No 20/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/CFP/12 dt.22.1.03 (RBE No20./2003).

 

Sub: Promotion of Gr.’D’ staff to Gr.’C’ against 16 2/3% quota –

reckoning the  CL/Substitute service towards two years minimum service.

 

Reference your letter No.P[R]563/IV dt. 29.7.2002 on the above subject.

 

The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railways.  it is clarified that Casual Labour/Substitute service will not be reckoned towards two years minimum service required as eligibility conditions for Group ‘D’ staff for appearing in the selection for  promotion to Gr.C against 16 2/3% quota as per this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)I/96/CFP/27 dt.10.10.2000.

 

As regards concession available regarding service rendered as casual labour/substitute towards reckoning three years minimum service required as eligibility condition for Group ‘D’ employees for appearing in the selection for promotion to Group ‘C’ against 33 1/3% quota, it is clarified that while the concession will continue to be available, the same will be subject to the condition that no person will be eligible to appear in the selection unless he has satisfactorily completed the period of probation in the recruitment grade.

 

 

 

RBE No.10/2003                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2001/PM 8/1 dt.14.1.03 (RBE No.10/2003).

 

Sub: Filling up of vacancies in the categories of ESM Gr.III, MSM Gr.III,

        TCM Gr.III & WTM Gr.III of S&T Department.

 

In terms of the provisions contained in the Indian Railway Establishment Manual (IREM)Vol.I, posts in the categories of Electric Signal Maintainer (ESM) Gr.III, Mechanical Signal Maintainer (MSM) Gr.III, Telecommunication Maintainer (TCM) Gr.III and Wireless Telecommunication Maintainer (WTM) Gr.III, all in scale of pay Rs.3050-4590 are filled as under:-

 

(i)                50% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

(ii)              50% by promotion of Group ‘D’ staff.

 

Pursuant to a demand raised in the PNM-NFIR, the Ministry of Railways have decided that 50% of the direct recruitment quota posts in the above categories viz. ESM Gr.III, MSM Gr.III, TCM Gr.III and WTM Gr.III, should be filled by a process of LDCE, from amongst regular Group ‘D’ staff of S&T Department who have completed three years of regular service and possess educational qualifications as prescribed for direct recruitment to the respective categories, for a period of two years from the date of issue of this letter or two selections/trade tests whichever is earlier.

 

 

 

RBE No.8/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2001/AL-28/10 dt.14.1.03 (RBE No.8/2003).

 

Sub: Travelling Allowance rule – Payment of Composite Transfer Grant

        to Railway Employees for settlement after retirement.

 

One of the Railways have raised a doubt whether Composite Transfer Grant could be paid to the Railway employees at the time of payment of settlement dues on the date following the date of superannuation in order to avoid hardship to the employees settling at far off places.

 

The matter has been examined.  It has been decided that the claim for full settlement of Composite Transfer Grant may be entertained and paid along with the settlement dues, if the retiring Railway employee has already transported his personal effects finally and has submitted the necessary documentary proof therefor.  Other terms and conditions for grant of this allowance remain unchanged.

 

(This disposes of N.E.Rly’s letter No.EAG/TAPolicy/Ph.III/3037 dtd.10.12.2002)

 

 

 

RBE No.17/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1/21 dt.17.1.03 (RBE No.17/2003).

 

Sub: Open market recruitment in Group ‘D’ categories.

 

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 16.9.1991, wherein, it had been laid down that Railways are required to seek Board’s prior approval before resorting to open market recruitment in Group ‘D’ categories.

 

Pursuant to a demand raised in PREM meeting by the Staff side. The matter has since been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that the Railways need not take prior approval of the Board while placing indents before the RRBs.  However before resorting to open market recruitment it should be ensured that the following conditions are fulfilled:-

 

i)                   The recruitment should have the personal approval of the General Manager;

ii)                 Such recruitment should be resorted to only after exhausting the possibility of absorbing:-

a)              Surplus staff available for redeployment;

b)              Casual labour on Roll;

c)               ex.Casual labour on Live Registers and Supplementary Live Registers;

 

iii)      It is further clarified that General Managers are competent to fill up the backlog of prescribed intake, which could not be filled up due to various reasons from August 2000 i.e. the date when the order of Rightsizing was issued excluding compassionate ground appointments.  In this regard order of 1.0% 0.5% on intake stand modified in terms of Board’s letter no.(MPP)2002/1/83 dated 17.1.2003 (copy enclosed).

 

 

 

 

RBE No.233/2003

Board’s letter No. . PC-V/97/1/11/9 dt.31.12.2002 (RBE No.233/2003).

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub: Introduction of additional pay scales (Canteen Staff) –

                           recommendation of V CPC.

    Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 22.10.99.

 

Para 1.2 of the letter referred to above may be replaced as given below:-

 

” Staff who are placed in the higher grades as a result of implementation of these orders will draw pay in the respective higher grade with effect from the date of issue of the original letter i.e. 10.5.98″.

 

 

RBE No.16/2003

Board’s letter No E(MPP)2002/1/83 dt 17.1.2003 (RBE No.16/2003).

 

Sub: Rightsizing Indian Railways

 

Para 3.0 of Board’s letter no.(MPP)2000/1/11 dated 31.12.2001 is reproduced below:

 

“The position has since been reviewed.  It is clarified that annual fresh recruitment should be limited to 1% as a whole for the entire group of departments, viz. Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, S&T, transportation and Commercials put together as a whole. Within this group of departments, the numbers to be inducted for each department is to be decided by the DRM for his Division or the General Manager for his zone, depending upon the ground position obtaining in that Division/Zonal Railway for each of those departments in respect to workload, yard-sticks, surpluses, etc.

 

For all other remaining departments, for which the percentage of annual intake up to a maximum of 0.5% per annum has been permitted, the limit shall be for this group of departments as a whole and not for individual departments.  The intake for individual department shall be decided by the DRM/GM taking into account the ground position on that Division/Zonal Railway as brought out above”.

May be read as under:

 

It is clarified that fresh recruitment be limited to 1/3rd of the retirements (normal and voluntary)in the Railway/PU.

 

As regards attrition due to death, medically incapacitated, since compassionate ground appointment is generally given on 1:1 basis, in such cases they need not be counted as part of the normal attrition for calculation of 1/3rd for which recruitment is permitted as above.

 

General Managers have the flexibility to decide the categories for recruitment. However, 1/3rd of induction will be for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ taken together.

 

All other terms and conditions of the above quoted letter remain the same.

 

 

RBE No. 19/2003

Board’s letter No E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/CE-1 dt. 27.1.03 (RBE No. 19/2003).

 

Sub: 1. Special Pay to Gatekeepers of Engineering Department – DC/JCM           Item   No.45/99.

        2. Monetary Incentive to the Gangmen on deployment as Gatemen/

           Gatekeepers – PNM/ NFIR Item No.42/2001.

 

Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.PC-III/82/MS/10 dated 4.10.1990.

        2. Board’s letter No.PC-III/95/FE-II/2 dated 13.5.1997.

        3. Board’s letter of even number, dated 29.7.1999.

 

Please refer to the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 29.7.1999 wherein Special Allowance to Gatemen was revised from Rs.25/- p.m. to Rs.100/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.07.1999.

 

The issue regarding difficulties being faced by the Railway Administrations in getting sufficient number of volunteers to fill up the vacancies of Gatemen required for manning difficult Civil Engineering gates has continued to be raised in the fora of JCM/DC and PNM as also in the reports of Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety and Railway Safety Review Committee. The matter has, therefore, been examined de-novo by the Board and it has been decided as under:-

 

  1. The identification of the difficult gates should be undertaken in a very judicious manner by the Divisional Engineer in consultation with the Associate Finance and for this purpose a fresh review of all the Civil Engineering level crossing gates may be undertaken.
  2. The criteria for identifying the difficult gates will continue to be as laid down in Board’s letter No.PC III/82/MS/10, dated 4.10.1990 and PC III/95/FE-II/2 dated 13.5.1997.
  3. The ceiling of manned level crossings identified as difficult for the purpose of grant of Special Allowance will continue to be restricted to 50% of the total number of manned Civil Engineering level crossing gates.
  4. The gates which are identified as difficult should have such identification mark embossed on their gate huts.  Such identified gates (maximum 50% of all manned engineering gates) will carry a Special Allowance of Rs.150/-p.m.

 

The Gangmen who are posted as Gateman to man these difficult gates would be entitled to this Special Allowance of Rs.150/-p.m. This will ensure that the Special Allowance is not paid in a routine manner to the senior most person irrespective of his posting, and that it is extended to the Gatekeepers posted on  identified difficult level crossing gates only.  The Special Allowance to such Gatekeepers would be discontinued on their transfer to easy gates.

 

  1. List of such gates and the position of vacancies of Gatemen against these gates, obtaining from time to time should be kept ready with the Divisional authorities including Associate Finance, so that inspecting officers can monitor the position.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 27/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-97/PM1/13 dt. 6.2.03 (RBE No. 27/2003).

 

Sub: Relieving of employees on promotion – instructions regarding.

 

Instructions were issued vide this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I/90/PM1/11 dated 9.5.1991 and E(NG)I/95/PM1/8 dated 3.8.1995 to the effect that the Railway employees ordered for promotion should be relieved immediately so that they may join the new place of posting in time.  These instructions were reiterated vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 11.7.1997.

 

The demand for protection of pay of senior employees from the date of promotion of the junior when senior is not allowed to join on promotion in time was raised by the staff side in the JCM-DC.  It was explained to the staff side that it was not possible to accede to this demand.  It was, however, agreed that the instructions will be issued for timely relieving of employees on promotion.

 

The Board, accordingly, desire that the extant instructions regarding relieving the employees immediately on promotion should be scrupulously followed so that the concerned staff do not suffer any monetary loss on this account.  This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. No. 2K AC II/21/12 dt.31.1.03 .

 

Sub: Disbursement of Pension to Railway Pensioners through Post Offices.

 

Kindly refer to Board’s letter No.88/ACII/21/12 dated 21.6.91 wherein it has been directed to accept the options for disbursement of pension through Post Offices only for places where authorized Public Sector Banks for disbursement of pension are not available.  It is presumed that these instructions are being followed scrupulously.  Further over a period of time, especially in the past decade, the banking facilities have augmented many folds and the Public Sector Banks have proliferated even in remote parts of the country.  In order to make advantageous use of existing banking facilities it is desired that the existing Railway pensioners drawing pension through post offices may be advised of the availability of option to switch over to pension payment through Public Sector Banks while circulating the relevant application forms (for revocation & Change over to Public Sector Banks) Railway may also send proposals for further augmentation of banking facility, if considered necessary, for promoting the above scheme. Action taken in this regard may be advised to Board.

 

 

RBE No.26/2003

Board’s letter No E(NG)II/99/RC-1/Genl/13 dated 5.2.03.(RBE No.26/2003).

 

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds in Workshop controlled by Mechanical Directorate.

 

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 6.9.99, wherein, the Railways were advised that compassionate appointments in workshops controlled by Mechanical Department should be restricted to the wards/widows of the employees of that workshop only.

 

Pursuant to a demand tabled by staff side in DC/JCM meeting (item No.24/2003) stating that the instructions issued vide letter referred to above are not being implemented with the result that workshop’s list of compassionate appointments is still being directed to the Divisions where there is a long list of compassionate appointments already pending.  Apart from causing difficulties to the wards of deceased employees this is also resulting in non-filling up of vacancies in the workshop.

 

The matter has been reconsidered by the Board and it has been decided that instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 6.9.99 may strictly be adhered to.  Further, wards/widows of deceased employees of the Divisions/Headquarters should not be appointed in the workshops.  However, wherever possible, wards/widows of deceased workshop employees may be accommodated on the Division/Headquarters.

 

 

 

RBE No.15/2003

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)98 RG 6-52 dt.16.1.03 (RBE No.15/2003).

To be published in Part II Section 3 Sub-Section I of the Gazette of  India

 

Notification

GSR………. – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, namely:-

 

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) First Amendment Rules,2003.

 

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the official Gazette.

 

  1. In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules,1968, for Schedule III, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

 

SCHEDULE III

(See rule 4 and sub-rule (2) of rule 7)

Item No. Class of Railway Servants Authority empowered to place a Railway Servant under suspension or to impose penalty and its nature. Appellate Authority.
1 2 3 4
1. Railway Servants Group “A” President – Full powers

 

Railway Board – Suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) of rule 6.

 

General Manager/Additional General Manager who has been ordered by the Competent Authority to look after the current duties of General Manager in the absence of a regularly posted General Manager, Director General, Research, Designs and Standards Organisation, Director General, Railway Staff College, Chief Administrative Officers (having independent charge of their organisations) – Suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i), (iii), (iii-a), (iii-b) and (iv) of rule 6, in the case of Officers upto and including selection grade officers of Junior Administrative Grade.

 

Principal Heads of Departments – Suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i), (iii), (iii-a), (iii-b) and (iv) of rule 6 in the case of Officers in Junior Scale.

….

 

President

 

 

President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Manager/ Additional General Manager who has been ordered by the Competent Authority to look after the current duties of General Manager in the absence of a regularly posted General Manager.

2. Railway Servants Group ‘B’ President         – Full powers

 

Railway Board        – Full powers

 

General Manager/Additional General manager who has been ordered by the competent authority to look after the current duties of General Manager in the absence of a regularly posted General Manager, Director General, Research Designs and Standards Organisation, Director General Railway Staff College, Chief Administrative officers (having independent charge of their organisations)- suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) of rule 6.

 

Secretary, Railway Board –Suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i), (iii), (iii-a), (iii-b) and (iv) of rule 6 in the case of Group ‘B’ officers of the Railway Board Secretariat Services.

 

Principal Heads of Departments – Suspension and the penalties specified in clauses (i), (iii), (iii-a), (iii-b) and (iv) of rule 6

….

 

President

 

Railway Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Railway Board

 

 

 

 

General Manager/ Additional General Manager who has been ordered by the Competent Authority to look after the current duties of General Manager in the absence of a regularly posted General Manager.

 

Note:1:

Disciplinary powers of Principal Heads of Departments under this Schedule shall also be exercised by the co-ordinating Heads of Departments or by the Heads of Departments in Senior Administrative Grade who are in independent charge, in their respective departments in the Production Units viz., Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan, Diesel Component Works, Patiala, Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi, Integral Coach Factory, Perambur, Wheel and Axle Plant, Yelahanka (Bangalore) and Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, and in new Zonal Railways viz., East Coast Railway, Bhubaneshwar, East Central Railway, Hajipur, North Central Railway, Allahabad, North Western Railway, Jaipur, South Western Railway, Hubli, West Central Railway Jabalpur and South East Central Railway, Bilaspur in respect of officers in Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ who are under their administrative control.

 

Note:2:

 

Disciplinary powers of Principal Heads of Departments under this Schedule shall also be exercised by the Directors of Railway Training Institutes, namely, Director, Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune, Director, Indian Railways Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik, Director, Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur, Director, Indian Railways Institute of Signal Engineering and Telecommunications, Secunderabad and Director, Indian Railways Centre for Advanced Maintenance Technology, Gwalior in respect of officers in Junior Scale and Group ‘B’, who are under their administrative control.

Sd/-

[R.R. JARUHAR]

Secy. Railway Board

 

Principal Rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Notification no.(D&A)66 RG 6-9 dated 22.8.1968 vide S.O.3181 dated 14.9.68 and subsequently amended by_______

 

Sl.No. Notification No. Date Published in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 Sub-section (I)

GSR/SO No.        Date of Publication

1. E(D&A)66RG 6-9 10.4.69 1531 24.6.1969
2. E(D&A)67 RG 6-13 7.4.71 1925 8.5.1971
3. E(D&A)70 RG 6-63 9.6.71 2501 3.7.1971
4. E(D&A)70 RG 6-60 19.10.71 5078 6.11.1971
5 E(D&A)70 RG 6-41 21.10.71 4050 30.10.1971
6 E(D&A)70 RG 6-43 12.11.71 5264 4.12.1971
7 E(D&A)70 RG 6-52 25.3.72 9467 8.4.1972
8 E(D&A)70 RG 6-69 17.11.72 3918 25.11.72
9 E(D&A)69 RG 6-60 5.2.73 - -
10 E(D&A)71 RG 6-60 13.7.73 2897 6.10.1973
11 E(D&A)751 RG 6-35 5.4.77 1413 14.5.1977
12 E(D&A)77 RG 6-46 7.7.78 2193 29.7.1978
13 E(D&A)78 RG 6-54 29.11.78 364 23.12.1978
14 E(D&A)77 RG 6-30 7.4.78 - -
15 E(D&A)79 RG 6-26 17.8.79 3057 8.9.1979
16 E(D&A)79 RG 6-12 25.10.79 3777 17.11.1979
17 E(D&A)78 RG 6-61 22.11.79 - -
18 E(D&A)79 RG 6-39 31.12.79 0143 19.1.1980
19 E(D&A)78 RG 6-11 6.2.80 0441 23.2.1980
20 E(D&A)81 RG 6-72 31.8.82 - -
21 E(D&A)81 RG 6-63 10.8.83 GSR/982 17.12.1983
22 E(D&A)81 RG 6-54 31.5.84 GSR/632 23.6.1984
23 E(D&A)82 RG 6-29 30/3/85 1822 27.4.1985
24 E(D&A)83 RG 6-45 13.6.85 5667 6.7.1985
25 E(D&A)80 RG 6-25 20.1.86 GSR/667 22.2.1986
26 E(D&A)85 RG 6-16 20.3.87 GSR/241 4.4.1987
27 E(D&A)83 RG 6-14 28.8.87 GSR/708 19.9.1987
28 E(D&A)87 RG 6-47 26.10.87 GSR/869 21.11.1987
29 E(D&A)87 RG 6-146 10.5.88 GSR/420 21.5.1988
30 E(D&A)88 RG 6-43 12.8.88 GSR/759 17.9.1988
31 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 20.10.89 GSR/850 11.11.1989
32 E(D&A)88 RG 6-38 16.11.89 GSR/900 2.12.1989
33 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 22.11.90 - -
34 E(D&A)90 RG 6-112 16.11.90 GSR/723 11.12.1990
35 E(D&A)91 RG 6-42 8.6.91 - -
36 E(D&A)90 RG 6-117 19.9.91 GSR/568 5.10.1991
37 E(D&A)89 RG 6-80 20.1.92 GSR/86 22.2.1992
38 E(D&A)90 RG 6-112 22.10.92 - -
39 E(D&A)92 RG 6-148 9.11.92 - -
40 E(D&A)92 RG 6-166 11.1.93 GSR/63 30.1.1993
41 E(D&A)93 RG 6-94 23.6.94 GSR/327 16.7.1994
42 E(D&A)95 RG 6-68 13.8.97 GSR/422 27.12.1997
43 E(D&A)92 RG 6-151 6.11.97 GSR/106 6.6.1998
44 E(D&A)94 RG 6-10 16.2.99 GSR/87 20.3.1999
45 E(D&A)98 RG 6-42 11.10.99 - -
46 E(D&A)2001 RG6-29 31.10.01 GSR/617 24.11.2001
47 E(D&A)87 RG6-151 8.8.02 - -

 

 

 

RBE No.21/2003   

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2002/13/3 dt. 24.1. 03 (RBE No.21/2003).

 

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)95/19/6 dated 25.2.2000 (RBE No. 26/2000) wherein sanction of the Ministry of Railways was communicated for grant of training allowance to the various training centres.

 

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 centres.  It has now been decided that faculty members, both gazetted and non-gazetted, drawn on deputation from the field for the purpose of imparting training in the following 91 training centres may be granted Training Allowance @ 15% in terms of extant orders:-

S.No. Name of the Trg. Centre. S.No Name of the Trg. Centre.
  CENTRAL RAILWAY 47. TPT/KALKA/NR
1. ATC/BSL/CR 48. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/SHAMLI/NR
2. ATC/KALYAN/CR 49. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/JALANDHAR/NR
3. ATC/DAMOH/CR 50. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/HARIDWAR/NR
4. BTC/MANMAD/CR 51. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/JAGADHARI/NR
5. ATC/AJNI/CR 52. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/LKO/NR
6. ATC/JHANSI/CR 53. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/JODHPUR/NR
7. BTC/MUMBAI/CR 54. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/SADLPUR/NR
8. BTC(LOCO)/BSL/CR 55. P.WAY/TRG.CENT/ALD/NR
9. BTC/C&W/BSL/CR 56. PERSONNEL BRANCH TRG.CENT/JODHPUR
10. BTC/LOCO/JHS/CR 57. NDT TRG.CENTRE/RDSO LKO
11. BTC/C&W/JHS/CR   NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY
12. BTC/C&W/AJNI/CR 58. BTC/GKP/NER
13. BTC/C&W/MTN/CR 59. BTC/IZATNAGAR/NER
14. BTC/ELECT/MATUNGA/CR    
15. BTC/LOCO/PAREL/CR   SOUTHERN RAILWAY
16. BTC/NASIK/CR 60. BTC/ERODE/SR
17. BTC/DSL/KURLA/CR 61. BTC/PERAMBUR/SR
18. BTC/NEW KATNI/CR 62. TPT/SHORANUR/SR
19. BTC/LOCO/JBL/CR    
20. TTC/BHOPAL/CR 63. TPT/ERODE/SR
    64. TPT/VILLUPURAM/SR
  EASTERN RAILWAY 65. P.WAY/PALGHAT/SR
21. BTC/JMP/ER 66. P.WAY/VILLUPURAM/SR
22. P.WAY/MGS/ER 67. TTC/ELECT/PERAMBUR
23. P.WAY/DHN/ER 68. TRACTION TRG.CENTRE/TAMBRAM/SR
24. C&W TRG.CENTRE/DHN/ER    
25. C&W TRG.CENTRE/TIKIAPARA   SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
26. TTC/METRO/KOLKATA 69. C&W/DHARWAR/SCR
    70. C&W/TRG.CENTRE/MIRAJ
    71. BTC/HUBLI
  NORTHERN RAILWAY 72. BTC/C&W/VIJAYAWADA/SCR
27. THERMIT PLANT/LKO/NR 73. BTC/LALLAGUDA/SCR
28. C&W/TRG.CENTRE/ALD/NR 74. BTC/GUNTAPALLI/SCR
29. C&W/TRG.CENTRE/KANPUR/NR 75. ATC/OPTG./KCG/SCR
30. C&W/TRG.CENTRE/REWARI/NR    
31. C&W/TRG.CENT/GZB/NR   SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
32. C&W/TRG.CENT/ASR/NR 76. TPT/ADRA/SER
33. C&W/TRG.CENT/JAGADHARI/NR 77. ELECT LOCO TRG. CENTRE BILASPUR/SER
34. C&W/TRG.CENT/LKO/NR   WESTERN RAILWAY
35. C&W/TRG.CENTRE/UMB/NR 78. BTC/C&W/LOWER PAREL/WR
36. BTC/C&W/ASR/NR 79. BTC/C&W/DAHOD/WR
37. BTC/C&W/LKO/NR 80. BTC/KOTA/WR
38. BTC/BKN/NR 81. BTC/C&W/AJMER/WR
39. BTC/JUDW/NR 82. BTC/LOCO/AJMER/WR
40. BTC/JODHPUR/NR 83. ATC/KOTA/WR
41. TPT/SHAJAHAPUR/NR 84. ATC/VALSAD/WR
42. TPT/KKDE/NR 85. ATC/BANDIKUI/WR
43. TPT/JODHPUR/NR 86. ATC/MHOW/WR
44. TPT/SUBERDARGANJ/NR 87. ATC/JUNAGADH/WR
45. TPT/LKO/NR 88. ATC/AJMER/WR
46. TPT/FZR/NR 89. ATC/LOWER PAREL/WR
    90. ATC/BARODA/WR
    91. ATC/BANDRA/WR

 

Training Centres being managed by Sr.DME/DME/AME/AEE/ASTE etc. should in the first instance be redesignated 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 centres 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.

 

With a view to enable the Principals of these training centres 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 centres.  The grant of 15% training allowance to the faculty is subject to the Sr.DME/DME/AME/AEE/ASTE etc. assuming full administrative charge of the training centres. They will in effect relieve the Chief Instructor of all administrative functions who will then carry out direct training to staff.

 

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 field 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 centres.

 

(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 these 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 of leave salary.

 

(f)                Deputation period of faculty Members shall not exceed eight years in any case and 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.(MPP)2001/19/3-Recommendation No.37 dated 29.6.2001 (RBE No.127/2001). These committees would adopt a strict selection process to find excellent trainers for such appointments. The guidelines for such selection should not only take into account the outstanding service records but also good training capability and aptitude for the job.  Regard should also be given for participation in trainers training course, keenness of interest taken by the officials in providing 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.(MPP)86/13/2 dated 16.11.1990. 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.

 

These orders will take effect from 1.1.2003.

 

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 cadre, such persons who have worked as Faculty Members on deputation may be allowed Training Allowance from the date of joining or 1.1.2003 whichever is later, till the date of reversion.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.31/2003

Board’s letter No. E[NG] I-94/PM1/10 dated 11-02-03   (RBE No.31/2003).

Sub: Procedure for filling up selection posts.

         

In terms of  Para 216,  IREM Vol. I [ 1989] introduced vide ACS NO. 65 issued under this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 9-12-1998, a time gap of six months between selections is required to be observed.  The question of relaxing this time gap of six months between selections  has been under  consideration of  Ministry of Railways for sometime in view of the difficulty being experienced by the Railways in filling up the Safety Category posts.  It has now been decided that the General Managers may permit holding of a fresh selection for promotion to Safety Categories repeat Safety categories before the expiry  of  six  months  period from the date of approval of  the panel finalised as a result of earlier selection.  This will, however, be subject to the  condition that grant of such a dispensation is inescapable in the administrative interest and the power is exercised by the General Managers personally.

 

 

RBE No.11/2003

Board’s letter No. PC/III/2000/GIS/2 dt.13.1.03  (RBE No.11/2003).

 

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme,1980 – Tables

        of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003.

 

 

In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 24.1.2002 a copy of O.M.No.7(3)/EV/2002 dated 9.1.2003 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No. 7[3]E/V/2002  dated  9th January 2003.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

                   Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme – 1980 -

Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2003

to 31.12.2003.

…..

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M.No.7(1)EV/2001 dated 21st  January, 2002 forwarded there with Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2002, 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 2003 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 2003 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) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to 31.12.1986 12% per annum (compounded quarterly ) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001 and 9.5% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31-12-2002 and 9.% per annum [compounded quarterly] w.e.f. 1-1-2003 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.

 

CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980
Accumulated value of contribution from 1st Jan of year of entry to the month and year of cessation
Contribution @ Rs.10/- P.M. throughout
        Year of cessation of membership 2003        
        Month of cessation of membership          
Year of Entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 7393 7455 7518 7581 7644 7707 7772 7837 7903 7069 8034 8101
1983 6533 6588 6644 6700 6757 6615 6872 6931 6989 7048 7108 7168
1984 5757 58-7 5957 5907 5959 6010 6062 6114 6166 6220 6271 6326
1985 5061 5106 5150 5196 5242 5287 5334 5380 5427 5474 5522 5571
1986 4437 4517 4558 4598 4640 4681 4723 4723 4765 4807 4850 4893
1987 3877 3813 3949 3985 4022 4059 4095 4133 4171 4209 4209 4246
1988 3376 3913 3441 3474 3507 3539 3573 3606 3640 3674 3708 3743
1989 2924 2953 2982 3011 3040 3071 3100 3130 3160 3190 3220 3252
1990 2523 2548 2574 2600 2626 2653 2679 2706 2734 2760 2789 2816
1991 2165 2188 2212 2235 2259 2283 2307 2330 2354 2379 2404 2428
1992 1848 1869 1890 1911 1931 1954 1975 1996 2018 2040 2061 2083
1993 1567 1585 1604 1623 1642 1661 1680 1699 1720 1738 1758 1889
1994 1316 1333 1349 1366 1334 1400 1418 1435 1453 1470 1488 1506
1995 1094 1108 1124 1139 1154 1170 1185 1201 1217 1233 1249 1265
1996 896 909 924 936 950 965 979 993 1007 1022 1036 1051
1997 720 733 745 758 769 783 795 808 821 834 846 860
1998 565 575 586 598 609 620 632 644 656 668 679 691
1999 425 436 446 457 466 477 486 497 508 519 529 540
2000 303 311 321 330 339 350 359 369 379 388 398 408
2001 193 201 211 218 227 236 244 254 263 271 280 290
2002 95 103 111 119 127 135 143 151 159 167 175 183
2003 7 14 21 28 36 43 50 57 65 72 80 88
Note                        
Basis Used                      
From To                      
1.1.82 31.12.82 10%   Saving 68.75% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87        
1.1.83 31.12.86 11%     70% from 1.1.88 and onwards      
1.1.90 31.12.89 12%                    
1.1.01 31.12.00 12%   Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87      
1.1.02 31.12.01 11%     30% from 1.1.88 and onwards      
1.1.02 31.12.02 9.50%                    
1.1.03

 

31.12.03 9.50%                    

 

 

CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980
Accumulated value of contribution from 1st Jan of year of entry to the month and year of cessation
Contribution @ Rs.10/- P.M. upto 31.12.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90
        Year of cessation of membership 2003        
        Month of cessation of membership          
Year of Entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr May June Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 8654 8730 8795 8880 8957 9034 9113 9190 9270 9349 9430 9510
1983 7793 7863 7920 8001 8071 8141 8213 8285 8357 8429 8502 8576
1984 7018 7081 7134 7208 7272 7337 7402 7467 7533 7600 7667 7735
1985 6322 6380 6427 6496 6555 6614 6674 6734 6795 6856 6918 6979
1986 5697 5751 5794 5858 5912 5966 6022 6076 6132 6189 6245 6303
1987 5137 5187 5225 5285 5335 5386 5436 5486 5538 5590 5642 5695
1988 4638 4683 4718 4774 4820 4866 4913 4961 5008 5055 5104 5152
1989 4185 4228 4259 4312 4354 4397 4440 4483 4528 4572 4617 4661
1990 3783 3823 3851 3901 3941 3980 4020 4061 4102 4143 4184 4226
1991 3248 3283 3307 3353 3388 3424 3460 3497 3533 3570 3608 3644
1992 2772 2804 2824 2866 2898 2931 3963 2995 3028 3061 3095 3129
1993 2349 2378 2395 2434 2463 2492 2521 2550 2580 2609 2640 2669
1994 1974 2000 2014 2051 2076 2102 2128 2155 2181 2208 2235 2262
1995 1640 1663 1675 1709 1732 1755 1780 1803 1827 1851 1875 1900
1996 1344 1364 1375 1406 1427 1448 1470 1491 1512 1534 1556 1579
1997 1080 1098 1107 1137 1155 1175 1194 1213 1233 1253 1273 1292
1998 846 864 869 897 914 931 950 967 985 1002 1020 1039
1999 639 654 658 684 700 715 732 748 764 780 796 812
2000 453 467 471 496 510 524 539 553 568 582 597 612
2001 193 201 211 218 227 236 244 254 263 271 280 290
2001 290 302 304 328 341 354 367 380 394 407 421 434
2002 144 155 156 177 189 201 213 225 239 251 263 276
Note                        
Basis Used

 

                     
From To                      
1.1.82 31.12.82 10%   Saving 68.75% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87        
1.1.83 31.12.86 11%     70% from 1.1.88 and onwards      
1.1.87 31.12.89 12%                    
1.1.90 31.12.89 12%   Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87      
1.1.01 31.12.01 11%     30% from 1.1.88 and onwards      
1.1.02 31.12.02 9.50%                    
1.1.03

 

31.12.03 9.00%                    

 

 

 

RBE No.25 / 2003

Board’s letter no.(W)95PS5-1/17 dated 31.1.2003  .(RBE No.25 / 2003).

 

 

Sub: Delegation of powers to Senior Subordinates in Grade RS. 5000-8000

          and above to issue/sign post-retirement Complimentary passes.

Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 30.1.2002 delegating powers to Senior Subordinates in Grade RS. 5000-8000 and above and who are also in direct and independent charge of the establishment to issue/sign post retirement complimentary passes to Railway employees, other than First ‘A’ Pass-holders. It has been brought to the notice of Board that retired Railway officers, who are settled at far away places , and where Gazetted Railway officers are not located, find it difficult to get their post-retirement complimentary passes as under the extant instructions, I-A post-retirement passes are to be signed by Gazetted Officers only. In the circumstances , it has been decided by Board that if the retired Railway officers opt in writing for First Class post-retirement pass, instead of I-A, senior subordinates in Grade RS. 5000-8000 and above , who are in direct and independent charge of the establishment, may be authorised to issue First Class Pass to such retired officers.

 

2.       In this connection, the procedure outlined in Board’s letter of even number dated 30.6.1999 regarding transfer of pass account, etc. may be followed in toto.

 

3.       The delegation of powers to senior subordinates to issue First Class post-retirement complimentary passes to retired Railway officers, instead of I-A passes, is done purely on experimental basis and will be in force only upto 1.2.2004. Railways may conduct periodical inspection and submit a final report by 1.2.2004 to consider feasibility of extension of the scheme further.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 28/2003

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)98/3/8 dated 11.2.2003 (RBE No. 28/2003).

 

.         Sub: Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee (Part- II) –98 –

                     Refresher Training programme for Loco running staff –

                     Recommendation No.107.

          Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20.1.2000 (RBE No.11/2000)

                    and 9.10.2002 ( RBE No.182/02)

……..

          The Railway Safety Review Committee vide Recommendation No.107 had recommended as under:-

” The initial and periodic refresher training course for running staff  and AC attendant should have a programme on fire-fighting /use of fire extinguisher.”

 

The above recommendation has been accepted by Railway Board.

The Sub-module on Fire-fighting for all Group ‘C’ &’D’ staff of Electrical Department is already included in Module  EL-04 and floppy circulated vide Board’s letter no.(MPP)2000/3/2 dated 27.2.2001. To facilitate access to the above module the same has been pasted in Railnet under the Management Services site.

 

However, the Railway administration are directed to include the module of fire-fighting in the refresher courses for Asstt. Drivers and Drivers. The refresher courses for Drivers viz, loco RNG –6, RNG-7, RNG-8 and RNG-9 have accordingly been modified and enclosed. The course content on fire fighting for Asstt. Drivers/Drivers (RNG-184) is also enclosed. Adequate copies may be made and distributed to the concerned Training Centres. The implementation of the above instructions may please be confirmed.

 

LOCO –RNG –6

DEPARTMENT : ELECTRICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN      TRADE : ELECTRICAL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for Asst. Drivers ( Electric)  TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS) PERIODICITY : ONCE IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration (Days)
RNG-171 Contractor &Relay 1
RNG-172 DJ Closing Circuit 1
RNG-173 Traction Power  Circuit & Failure 1
RNG-174 Auxiliary Power & Control Circuit 1
RNG-175 MU Operation and Braking System 2
RNG-176 Modifications to Locos 1
RNG-177 Traction Distribution 1
RNG-178 GR & SR 1
RNG-179 System of Train working 1
RNG-180 Signals 1
RNG-181 Different types of forms ½
RNG-182 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-183 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 2
  Simulator Training  * 2
  Viva Voce 2
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

 

  • To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

 

 

LOCO –RNG –7

DEPARTMENT : ELECTRICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN      TRADE : ELECTRICAL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for all Electric Drivers ( except Asst.Driver)

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS) PERIODICITY : ONCE IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration (Days)
RNG-201 Contractor &Relay ½
RNG-202 DJ Closing Circuit ½
RNG-203 Traction Power  Circuit & Failure 1
RNG-204 Auxiliary Power & Control Circuit 1
RNG-205 Braking System  including air brake 1
RNG-206 Punctuality & modifications on  Locos 1
RNG-207 Traction Distribution 1
RNG-208 GR & SR 1
RNG-209 System of Train working 1
RNG-210 Signals 1
RNG-211 Different types of forms ½
RNG-212 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-213 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 2
  Simulator Training  * 2
  Viva Voce 2
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

*  To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

 

LOCO –RNG –8

DEPARTMENT : MECHANICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN     TRADE : DIESEL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for Asst. Drivers (Diesel)    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS) PERIODICITY : ONCE IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration (Days)
RNG-231 LOCO & its subv-systems 1
RNG-232 Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, Water Cooling & Air system 2
RNG-233 Functioning of turbo Super Charger, Batteries 1
RNG-234 Idle & Shut down safety, over speed handle, other safety devices 1
RNG-235 Booking of repairs in log Book, Attending minor defects 1
RNG-175 MU operation and Brake systems 2
RNG-178 GR & SR 1
RNG-179 System of Train working 1
RNG-180 Signals 1
RNG-181 Different types of forms ½
RNG-182 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-183 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 2
  Simulator Training  * 1
  Viva Voce 1
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

 

*  To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

 

 

LOCO –RNG –9

DEPARTMENT : MECHANICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN   TRADE : DIESEL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for all Diesel  Drivers (except Asst.Drivers)

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION  DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS)

PERIODICITY : ONCE IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration

(Days)

RNG-251 Advantages of various locos 1
RNG-252 Knowledge of Air charging system & Fuel oil system ½
RNG-253 Safety devices provided in Diesel Locos ½
RNG-254 Advantage of Air Brake system Over Vacuum brake system 1
RNG-255 Loco failures & trouble shooting /Fault finding 1
RNG-256 Types of Governor & their functions 1
RNG-257 Types of circuits 1
RNG-208 GR & SR 1
RNG-209 System of Train working 1
RNG-210 Signals 1
RNG-211 Different types of forms ½
RNG-212 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-213 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 2
  Simulator Training  * 2
  Viva Voce 2
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

 

*  To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

RNG 184

ASSTT.DRIVERS/DRIVERS

 

DESCRIPTION:  FIRE FIGHTING                                  DURATION  : ½ DAY

——————————————————————————————————————–

CONTENTS:

———————————————————————————————————

  1. Identifying and handling of various types of fire extinguishers
  2. Precautions to be taken while extinguishing fire
  3. Render first aid to the burn injuries
  4. Render first aid to  persons affected by suffocation
  5. Communication.

 

 

 

RBE No.29/2003                                                                                              

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2003 GS 1-1 dated 11.2.03 (RBE No.29/2003).

 

      Sub: Railway Services(Conduct )Rules, 1966 – Report of

 the Complaints Committee constituted for prevention

 of sexual harassment of women at work places.

Reference Board’s letter No..E(D&A) 97/GS 1-4 dated 1.7.1998 regarding creation of suitable complaint mechanism/complaints committees to deal with the cases of sexual harassment of women employees at work place.

 

In this connection it is clarified that the findings of the Complaints Committee will be binding on the Disciplinary Authority to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the railway servant(s) concerned under the provision of the Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968.  The report of the Complaints Committee should be treated as a preliminary report against the accused railway servant(s).

 

 

 

RBE No. 24/2003

Board’s letter no.(G)2002 HO1-17 dt. 11.2.2003  (RBE No. 24/2003).

 

.         Sub: Honorarium to the official members associated with

                     the conduct of interviews/selections held by RRBs.

          The enhancement in the rates of honorarium payable to the official members associated with the interviews /selections held by Railway Recruitment Boards has been under consideration of Railway Board. It has been decided in supersession of Board’s letter No. E (G)87 HO1-27 dated 7.10.88 that Railway officers who are engaged/associated with the interviews/selections held by RRBs shall be paid an honorarium of RS. 300/- only per day of Meeting of the Interview Board when the official member actually attends at the place at which he has been invited by the RRB to be present.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 1/2003

Board’s letter No E(NG)I-2001/CR/3 dt. 1.1.03 (RBE No. 1/2003)

 

Sub: Annual Confidential Reports for  the employees – Statutory and Non-

       Statutory (Recognised) Canteens on Railways and Production Units.

 

In this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)II-90/RR-1/12 dated 27.5.92, instructions regarding recruitment and promotions in respect of various categories of Canteen employees on the Railways (Statutory)/Non-statutory recognised) were issued.

 

It has now been decided that there should be a system of periodical assessment of the performance of the employees for which Reporting System has to be devised.  Accordingly, in the light of model formats received from Department of Personnel and Training, forms for rendering Annual Confidential Reports on all categories of Canteen Staff (except Gr.’D” Staff ) working in Statutory Canteens and recognised (Non-Statutory Canteens) on the Railways have been drawn and are sent herewith as Annexures ‘A’,’B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’.

 

Keeping in view the fact that the Canteen Manager plays a vital role in the management and supervisory functions in the day-to-day running of the canteen, it has also been decided to vest the Canteen Managers with the following responsibilities:-

 

i)                   to initiate ACR in respect of all employees (except Group ‘D’) working in the Canteens as and when due; and

ii)                 in cases of minor indiscipline to issue non-recordable warnings in respect of all employees working in the Canteens.

 

In a situation where more than one Canteen Managers in different grades are working in a Canteen, the powers as indicated above will be vested in the Canteen Manager-in-Charge.

 

While issuing warnings etc. as above, the procedure laid down/instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-81/CR/8 dated 31.8.1981/22.9.1981 should be kept in view.

 

Notwithstanding the provisions of this  letter read with the Annexures enclosed, the GMs may modify suitably the provisions regarding the level of officers/functionaries for initiating/reviewing the ACRs of Canteens employees wherever these instructions pose practical difficulty in implementation.

 

 

ANNEXURE-A

______________Railway

 

From of Confidential Report in respect of Cook Gr.II/Halwai Gr.II (Rs.3050-4590), Cook Gr.I/Halwai Gr.I (Rs.3200-4900), Sr.Cook (Rs.4000-6000) and Master Cook (Rs.4500-7000)- Departmental Canteen Staff.

______OFFICE.

 

Report for the year/period_____

 

PART-I: PERSONAL DATA

(To be filled by Administrative Section concerned of the Department/Office)

  1. Name of Office.
  2. Designation/Post held
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Whether the officer belongs to Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe
  5. Date of continuous Appointment to the present grade viz…
  6. Whether permanent/temporary/officiating.
  7. Period of absence from duty (on leave, training etc.) during the

Year/period.

 

PART-II

ASSESSMENT OF THE REPORTING OFFICER.

  1. Period of service under the Reporting Officer
  2. Nature of job/duties
  3. State of Health
  4. Regularity and punctuality in attendance
  5. Amenability to discipline
  6. Relationship with superiors/co-workers
  7. Personal hygiene & Cleanliness
  8. Level of proficiency

 

(i)                 Quality of products.

(ii)                Hygienic aspects

(iii)               Economic aspects i.e. avoidance of wastage

During preparation of food products.

9.       Performance.                              Excellent/Very Good/Good/

Average/Below Average

10.       Ability to understand and apply norms standardised for the job.

  1. Willingness to adopt to other functions in the Canteen

In emergent situations.

  1. Has he ever been entrusted with work other than routine?

If so, specify the job.

  1. Level of knowledge of functions in related jobs in the Canteen
  2. Has the officer ever been reprimanded for indifferent work or

for other causes during the period under report?

  1. Integrity
  2. Overall Grading                                                Outstanding/Very Good/Good

(Reasons for grading the officer as             Average/Below Average

“outstanding” be specified)

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

Designation during the period of Report

Note: Manager-in-Charge of the Canteen will act as “Reporting Officer” while Honorary

Secretary of the Canteen Managing Committee will act as the “Reviewing Officer”.

PART –III

REMARKS BY REVIEWING OFFICER

  1. Length of service under the Reviewing Officer.
  2. Do you agree with the assessment of the Officer given by the

Reporting Officer. In case of disagreement, please specify the reasons.

Is there anything you wish to modify or add?

  1. Remarks on the assessment/grading given by the Reporting Officer.
  2. If the officer reported upon is a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled

Tribe, does the Reviewing Officer agree that the attitude of the Reporting

Officer in the assessing the performance of the officer has been fair and just.

  1. General Remarks/Comments on the capacity/performance of the official.
  2. Any specific comment/recommendations.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

Designation during the period of Report

 

ANNEXURE-B

______________Railway

From of Confidential Report in respect of Stores Keeper Gr.II/Clerk/Cashier (Rs.3050-4590) and Store Keeper Gr.I (Rs.3200-4900) – Departmental Canteen Staff.

______OFFICE.

 

Report for the year/period_____

PART-I: PERSONAL DATA

(To be filled by Administrative Section concerned of the Department/Office)

 

  1. Name of Office.
  2. Designation/Post held
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Whether the officer belongs to Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe
  5. Date of continuous Appointment to the present grade viz…
  6. Whether permanent/temporary/officiating.
  7. Period of absence from duty (on leave, training etc.) during the

Year/period.

PART-II

SELF APPRAISAL

 

  1. 1.                 Brief description of duties.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. 2.                 Brief resume of the work done by you during the year/period from…….to….. bringing out any special achievement during the year/period. In the event of shortfall in achievement furnish reasons.

(The resume is to be furnished within the space provided limited to 100 words and is required to be signed).

 

Signature

Date:

PART-III

ASSESSMENT OF THE REPORTING OFFICER.

 

  1. Does the Reporting Officer agree with the statement made in Part-II?

If not, the extent of disagreement and reasons therefor.

  1. State of Health
  2. Regularity and punctuality in attendance
  3. Amenability to discipline
  4. (I) Relationship with superiors/co-workers

(ii)Behaviours towards customers

  1. Intelligence, Keenness and Industry
  2. Maintenance of Cash/Accounts etc. with reference to

Assigned tasks during the period of report.

  1. Has the officer ever been entrusted with work other than routine? If so,

Indicate his capacity.

  1. Has the officer ever been reprimanded for indifferent work or for other

Causes during the period under report?

  1. Integrity.
  2. Overall Grading

(Reasons for grading the officer as             Outstanding/Very Good/Good/

“outstanding” be specified)                                   Average/Below Average.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

 

Designation during the period of Report

Note: Manager-in-Charge of the Canteen will act as “Reporting Officer” while Honorary

Secretary of the Canteen Managing Committee will act as the “Reviewing Officer”.

 

PART –IV

REMARKS BY REVIEWING OFFICER

 

  1. Length of service under the Reviewing Officer.
  2. Do you agree with the assessment of the Officer given by the

Reporting Officer. In case of disagreement, please specify the reasons.

Is there anything you wish to modify or add?

  1. Remarks on the assessment/grading given by the Reporting Officer.
  2. If the officer reported upon is a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled

Tribe, does the Reviewing Officer agree that the attitude of the Reporting

Officer in the assessing the performance of the officer has been fair and just.

  1. General Remarks/Comments on the capacity/performance of the official.
  2. Any specific comment/recommendations.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

 

Designation during the period of Report

 

 

ANNEXURE-C

______________Railway

From of Confidential Reports in respect of Asst.Canteen Manager (Rs.3050-4590/Accountant/Canteen Manager Gr.II. (Rs.3200-4900) – Departmental Canteen Staff.

______OFFICE.

Report for the year/period_____

 

PART-I: PERSONAL DATA

(To be filled by Administrative Section concerned of the Department/Office)

 

  1. Name of Office.
  2. Designation/Post held
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Whether the officer belongs to Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe
  5. Date of continuous Appointment to the present grade viz…
  6. Whether permanent/temporary/officiating.
  7. Period of absence from duty (on leave, training etc.) during the

Year/period.

PART-II

SELF APPRAISAL

 

  1. Brief description of duties.

 

 

  1. Brief resume of the work done by you during the year/period from…….to….. bringing out any special achievement during the year/period. In the event of shortfall in achievement furnish reasons.

(The resume is to be furnished within the space provided limited to 100 words and is required to be signed).

 

   Signature

Date:

PART-III

ASSESSMENT OF THE REPORTING OFFICER.

 

  1. Does the Reporting Officer agree with the statement made in Part-II?

If not, the extent of disagreement and reasons therefor.

  1. State of Health
  2. Regularity and punctuality in attendance
  3. Amenability to discipline
  4.  Relationship with superiors/co-workers
    1. State of Accounts of the Canteen
    2. Level of knowledge/ability to perform

other functions  in the canteen [e.g. Store-Keeping

functions clerical /vending functions,

Managerial functions, as also technical aspects

of  preparation of meals, refreshments, tea, coffee etc.

  1. Level  of proficiency                           Very High/Good/Average/Below Average
  2. Performance                           Excellent/Very Good/Good/Average/Below Average
    1. Has the officer ever been entrusted with work other than routine? If so,

indicate his capacity.

  1. Has the officer ever been reprimanded for indifferent work or for other

causes during the period under report?

  1. Integrity.
  2. Overall Grading

(Reasons for grading the officer as                 Outstanding/Very Good/Good/

“outstanding” be specified)                                   Average/Below Average.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

 

Designation during the period of Report

Note: Manager-in-Charge of the Canteen will act as “Reporting Officer” while Honorary

Secretary of the Canteen Managing Committee will act as the “Reviewing Officer”.

 

 

PART –IV

REMARKS BY REVIEWING OFFICER

 

  1. Length of service under the Reviewing Officer.
  2. Do you agree with the assessment of the Officer given by the
  3. Reporting Officer. In case of disagreement, please specify the reasons.
  4. Is there anything you wish to modify or add?
  5. Remarks on the assessment/grading given by the Reporting Officer.
  6. If the officer reported upon is a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled

Tribe, does the Reviewing Officer agree that the attitude of the Reporting

Officer in the assessing the performance of the officer has been fair and just.

  1. General Remarks/Comments on the capacity/performance of the official.
  2. Any specific comment/recommendations.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

 

Designation during the period of Report

 

ANNEXURE-D

______________Railway

Form of Confidential Report in respect of Canteen Manager Gr.I (Rs.4000-6000) Sr.Canteen Manager  (Rs.5000-8000 ) and Head Canteen Manager [Rs.5500-9000] Departmental Canteen Staff.

______OFFICE.

Report for the year/period_____

PART-I: PERSONAL DATA

(To be filled by Administrative Section concerned of the Department/Office)

 

  1. Name of Office.
  2. Designation/Post held
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Whether the officer belongs to Scheduled Caste/Schedule Tribe
  5. Date of continuous Appointment to the present grade viz…
  6. Whether permanent/temporary/officiating.
  7. Period of absence from duty (on leave,training etc.) during the

Year/period.

PART-II

SELF APPRAISAL

  1. Brief description of duties.

 

 

 

 

  1. Brief resume of the work done by you during the year/period from…….to….. bringing out any special achievement during the year/period. In the event of shortfall in achievement furnish reasons.

(The resume is to be furnished within the space provided limited to 100 words and is required to be signed).

 

   Signature

Date:

 

PART-III

ASSESSMENT OF THE REPORTING OFFICER.

(Please read carefully the instructions given at the end of the form before filling the entries)

 

  1. Does the Reporting Officer agree with the statement made in Part-II?

if not, the extent of disagreement and reasons therefor.

  1. State of Health
  2. Regularity and punctuality in attendance
  3. Amenability to discipline
  4.  Relationship with superiors/co-workers
    1. Supervisory ability
    2. Quality of products and services rendered by the Canteen.
    3. Handling of complaints, if any, from the officers/employees/users
    4. State of accounts of the Canteen.
    5. Has the officer ever been reprimanded for indifferent work or for other

Causes during the period under report?

  1. Has the officer done any outstanding or notable work meriting commendations?

Briefly mention them.

  1. Integrity.
  2. Overall Grading

(Reasons for grading the officer as             Outstanding/Very Good/Good/

“outstanding” be specified)                                   Average/Below Average.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

 

Designation during the period of Report

Note: Honorary Secretary of the Canteen  Managing Committee will act as  “Reporting Officer” while Chairman of the Canteen Managing Committee will act as the “Reviewing Officer.

 

PART –IV

 

REMARKS BY REVIEWING OFFICER

 

  1. Length of service under the Reviewing Officer.
  2. Do you agree with the assessment of the Officer given by the

Reporting Officer. In case of disagreement, please specify the reasons.

Is there anything you wish to modify or add?

  1. Remarks on the assessment/grading given by the Reporting Officer.
  2. If the officer reported upon is a member of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled

Tribe, does the Reviewing Officer agree that the attitude of the Reporting

Officer in the assessing the performance of the officer has been fair and just.

  1. General Remarks/Comments on the capacity/performance of the official.
  2. Any specific comment/recommendations.

 

Place:                                                            Signature of the Reporting Officer

 

Date:                                                            Name in Block letters

Designation during the period of Report

 

 

RBE No.32/2003

Board’s letter No. E(Sports)2001/Policy/EQ dt.14.2.03 (RBE No.32/2003).

 

Sub:  Out of turn promotion from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ in Artisan categories –   Minimum educational qualification.

 

As per the provisions contained in para 9.6 (a) of Board’s letter no.(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000, Sportspersons recruited in Group ‘D’ may be considered for promotion on out of turn basis if during the course of their sports career on the Railways they fulfill the current norms for recruitment in Group ‘C’ categories subject to the minimum educational qualification being fulfilled.  In terms of Board’s letter no.(NG)II/99/RR-1/66 dated 28.1.2000, the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the posts of skilled artisans has been revised from Matriculation/ITI/Course Completed Act apprenticeship to Course Completed Act Apprenticeship/ITI pass in the relevant trade.  With this revision, matriculation is no longer one of the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ post in Skilled Artisan categories.

 

It has been reported to the Board that due to the above revision of minimum educational qualification, difficulties are being experienced, in giving out of turn promotion to Sportspersons from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ in Artisan categories because it is practically difficult for the employees to acquire the revised qualification while discharging their normal duties.  It has therefore been proposed that relaxation in the minimum educational qualification may be allowed. The matter has also been taken up by the ICF Staff Council with the Board.

 

The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board).  It has been decided that while it may not be possible to relax the prescribed educational qualification altogether, the GMs, in partial modification of the instructions contained in Board’s letter no.(NG)II/99/RR-1/66 dated 28.1.2000, may be permitted to consider out of turn promotion of outstanding Sportspersons from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ in Skilled Artisan categories on provisional basis subject to the condition that Sportspersons so promoted acquire the qualification of Act Apprenticeship Pass within a period of two or three years depending on the trade, from the date of their promotion.  In order to enable them to acquire the qualification the GM may impart apprenticeship training in the relevant trade to the Sportspersons so promoted on provisional basis for 2/3 years at the end of which such Sportspersons should qualify the test conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training at the end of the course at par with the Act Apprentices.

 

(This also disposes of GM/ICF’s D.O.No.ICF/SA/TP/2002 dated 11.11.02 addressed to Board (MS).

 

 

 

RBE No.35/2002

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/TR/35 dt.19.2.2003 (RBE No.35/2002).

 

            Sub: Transfer/re-transfer of Ticket-Checking staff – Creation of new Zones.

 

In the PNM-NFIR meeting held on 2-3/12.2002, the General Secretary, NFIR pointed out, in the contest of creation of new Zones, that Ticket Checking staff who were transferred on inter-divisional basis should be transferred back to the parent Railway if the Division in which they are working becomes part of the new Zonal Railway.

 

In term of existing instructions, a Ticket-Checking staff who is transferred from one seniority unit to another seniority unit (inter-divisional/inter-zonal transfers) on grounds of suspected malpractices and in whose case the disciplinary proceedings fail to prove any charge thereby exonerating the employee fully, may be transferred back to the original seniority unit on review of his case by GM on his request, without any loss of seniority.  Similarly, in the cases of those Ticket Checking staff in whose case a penalty of “censure” has been awarded on finalisation of DAR case, GM may review the cases of such staff on their request for being transferred back to the original seniority unit.  However, no transfer allowance is admissible in both these types of cases.  The review will be done by the General Manager personally and these powers will not be delegated further.

 

The matter raised by the Federation has been carefully considered by the Board.  It has been decided that it is not possible to accede to their request to cover the cases of employees who are awarded a penalty higher  than “censure” on finalisation of the disciplinary proceedings; the extant instructions as enumerated in para 2 above providing for review on request  of employees in cases when they are fully exonerated or awarded only a penalty of “censure”.

 

It may, however,  be ensured that from now onwards till the new Zones become operational w.e.f. 1.4.2003, while transferring employees on grounds of suspected malpractices, the jurisdiction of the new Zones (after bifurcation) and the parent Zones should be kept in view while deciding the unit to which the employees are to be transferred to.

 

 

 

RBE No.39/2003

Board’s letter no.(MPP)98/3/8 dt. 25.2.03 (RBE No.39/2003).

 

Sub: Approved modules for stage-wise training of Loco Running Staff & other    Safety categories. 

 

In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 20.1.2000 (RBE No.11/2001)  and 9.10.2002 (RBE No.182/2002) it has been decided that if any staff belonging to safety category who is due for Refresher course and in the meanwhile gets selected/empanelled and is scheduled for Promotional course, he may be exempted from Refresher course and be sent to Promotional course only.  However, such staff will continue to attend Refresher Course after 3 years from the date of completion of the Promotional Courses.

 

The decision to grant exemption from attending the refresher course is based on the criterion that the promotional course is not beyond 3 months from the scheduled date of refresher course.  In case the gap between Refresher Course and the Promotional Course is more than three months, such employees who are due for Refresher course should undergo both the courses.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No.2000/Safety(A&R)19/40 dated 19.12.2000 staff overdue for refresher course are to be taken off duty, till they complete the course.

 

This disposes off SR’s letter No.T.389/RC/P dated 31.10.02.

 

 

RBE No.37/2003

Board’s letter No E(W)2002 PS 5-6/99 dt.25.2.2003 (RBE No.37/2003).

 

Sub:  Validity of First class/AC-2 tier Complimentary Card passes issued to recipients of  Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra awards in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/   Jan Shatabdi Expresses.

Ref: Board’s letter no.(W)96 PS5-6/22 dated 23.2.96 and 4.7.96.

 

Instructions have been issued vide Railway Board’s letters dated 23.2.96 and 4.7.96 referred to above for issue of First Class/AC-2 tier Complimentary Card Passes to recipients of Gallantry Awards of six types of Chakra series Gallantry Awards namely, Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra alongwith a companion.  These passes are available for travel from any railway station to any railway station on Indian Railways except on Metro Railway, Calcutta.  These passes are not valid for journey in Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains.

 

Ministry of Railways have now decided that First class/AC-2 tier complimentary card passes issued to PARAM VIR CHAKRA, MAHA VIR CHAKRA and VIR CHAKRA awardees may be made valid for travel in AC-2 tier/AC-3 tier of Rajdhani and chair car of Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi Express trains alongwith a companion in the same class.  It is clarified that passes issued to other remaining three category of awardees namely Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra will not be valid for travel in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains as hitherto.

 

A new format of First class/AC-2 tier complimentary card passes in respect of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra awardees with same colour scheme as presently available in case of all the six Chakra series of Gallantry awardees i.e. Orange with three Golden stripes across the face of the card pass below national emblem is being printed.  However, till such time the new format of complimentary card passes are available, the existing card passes should be utilised by affixing a rubber stamp as under:

“Valid for travel in AC-2 Tier/AC 3 Tier in Rajdhani, or Chair Car in Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi express trains alongwith a companion in the same class”.

 

Other conditions as contained in the letters no.(W)96 PS 5-6/22 dated 23.2.96 and 4.7.96 will remain the same.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.23/2003

Board’s letter No. E(O)I/99/SR-6/2 dt.28.2.03 (RBE No.23/2003).

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM – Vol.I

 

The Ministry of Railways are pleased to direct that the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I (revised edition,1989) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.145, enclosed.

 

Advance Correction Slip No.145

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT VOL.I(REVISED EDITION,1989

 

1. The subject of Chapter-III shall be substituted as under:

 

“RULES REGULATING SENIORITY OF RAILWAY SERVANTS”

 

2. ‘SECTION-A: NON-GAZETTED’ shall be inserted above paragraph 301.

 

3. Word ‘Chapter’ appearing in paragraph 301 and the note thereunder shall be substituted by the word ‘Section’.

 

4. ‘Section-B: GAZETTED’ shall be inserted below paragraph 326.

 

5. Under the newly inserted ‘SECTION-B: GAZETTED’ paragraph 327 to paragraph 341 shall inserted as under:

 

” 327. General – The rules contained in paragraphs 328 to 336 of this Section lay down the principles that may be followed for determining the relative seniority of Group ‘A’, Junior Scale officers of all the services on Indian Railways except the officers of Medical, Railway Protection Force, Chemists and Metallurgists, Printing and Stationery, Rajbhasha departments and other miscellaneous categories.

 

  1. The seniority of officers, appointed to various Indian Railway Services Group ‘A’, Junior Scale shall be determined on the basis of the ‘date for increment on the time scale’ (DITS) to be specifically determined in each case in accordance with the principles in the following paragraphs.

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated, officers appointed to the Indian Railway Services, Group ‘A’ (earlier referred to as Class-I) on the basis of competitive examinations held by the Union Public Service Commission upto 1985 Examination batch and Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCR As) upto 1982 batch, shall count service for seniority from the date they commence earning increments in the regular scale as Junior Scale Officers in Group ‘A’ (earlier referred to as Assistant Officers) subject  to the condition that the inter-se seniority of officers in each service recruited as probationers in a particular year shall be regulated by their place in the order of merit.

 

  1. Unless otherwise stated, officers appointed to the Indian Railway Services (Group ‘A’) on the basis of competitive examinations held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) w.e.f.1986 Examination batch and Special Class Railway Apprentices (SCR As) w.e.f. 1983 batch, shall count service for seniority from the date they commence earning increments in the regular scale as Junior Scale Officers in Group ‘A’ subject to the condition that the inter-se seniority of officers in each service recruited as probationers in a particular year will be regulated by their place in the order of merit, which shall be determined on the basis of marks obtained by them during the probationary training and at the competitive examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (Apprenticeship training in the case of SCR As). For this purpose, the marks obtained in the  competitive examination conducted by UPSC (Apprenticeship training in the case of SCR As) and those obtained during probationary training shall be reduced/ increased to the base of 2050 and 1250 respectively.

 

Provided further that if two or more probationers have secured equal number of marks in the aggregate, their order of merit shall be the order of their dates of birth, the older ranking senior.

 

  1. In the case of officers, recruited otherwise than through the regular competitive examinations and who may be granted higher initial pay on recruitment, the date for increment on time scale for the purpose of seniority, shall be so adjusted as to allow suitable credit in assigning seniority.

 

  1. Officers recruited as Temporary Assistant Officer (Unclassified), on permanent appointment to the Junior Scale (Class I) in various Indian Railway Services may be granted weightage in seniority on the basis of half of the length of the service, counted from the date of their joining service as Temporary Assistant Officers (Unclassified) to the date of their permanent appointment to the Junior Scale (Class I) of the respective service, subject to a maximum weightage of five years.

 

  1. The order of selection by the Union Public Service Commission of officers, who are permanently appointed to the Junior Scale (Class I) from amongst Temporary Assistant Officers shall not be disturbed irrespective of the weightage worked out in accordance with principle mentioned at para 332 above. The Government will be at liberty to restrict the date for increment  on time scale in the case of an officer with longer service as Temporary Assistant Officer so as to place him in seniority below an officer who has been assigned a higher position based on merit although such as officer might have rendered lesser service as Temporary Assistant Officer.

 

  1. In the case of Group ‘B’ officers permanently promoted to Junior Scale of Group ‘A’ services.

 

(1)              Officers of a particular department promoted from the earlier panel shall rank senior to officers promoted from the later panel.

(2)              If two or more than two officers are promoted on the same date, the following method shall be followed to determine their inter se- seniority within the Railway:-

 

(i)                The relative seniority of officers of each Railway shall be in the order of their position in the panel for that Railway.

(ii)              The DITS of the above officers, shall be determined by giving weightage based on:

(a)  the year of service connoted by the initial pay on permanent promotion to Group ‘A’ service; or

(b)  half the total number of years of continuous service in Group ‘B’, both officiating and permanent;

whichever is more, subject to a maximum of 5 years; provided that the weightage so assigned does not exceed the total non-fortuitous service rendered by the officer in Group ‘B’

 

(iii)            The DITS of the junior officer(s) in any Railway shall not be earlier than the DITS of his immediate senior in the same panel.

 

(3)              The integrated seniority of the officers on all Indian Railways basis, shall be determined as under:-

(i)                The integrated seniority shall be on the basis of DITS, the officers having earlier DITS being senior.

(ii)              The inter-se seniority of officers having same DITS shall be in the order of the length of non-fortuitous service in Group ‘B’.

 

335           As permanent promotion from Group ‘B’ to Group ‘A” (Junior Scale) service and permanent appointment of Temporary Assistant Officers to Junior Scale (Class-I) involves definite act of selection, the inter-se seniority of officers in each of the categories will be regulated by the date of permanent promotion or permanent appointment to Group ‘A’ Junior Scale services/Class-I.

336           Officers, permanently appointed to the Group ‘A’ Junior Scale from the category mentioned at paragraphs 333 and 334 above, against quotas of vacancies reserved for them shall be placed below or above a particular batch of direct recruits accordingly as their DITS are earlier or later than the earliest date on which any one of the direct recruits in a particular batch joins service.

  1. The seniority of officers, recruited to Group ‘A’ Junior Scale under the provision of the rules relating to “Occasional admission of other qualified persons’ shall be determined by the Government on the merits of each case.
  2. Seniority of the released Emergency Commissioned Officers or Short Service Commissioned Officers appointed to various Indian Railway Services against vacancies reserved for them, shall be determined keeping in view the instructions issued by the Cabinet Secretariat/Department of Personnel and Training.
  3. In regard to officers appointed to the Indian Railway Medical Service at Group ‘A’, Junior Scale level on the basis of Combined Medical Service Examination held by the Union Public Service Commission, their inter-se seniority in a particular year shall be regulated by their place in the order of merit.

 

  1. In regard to senior scale/Junior Scale posts in miscellaneous categories viz: Chemists and Metallurgists, Senior Rajbhasha Adhikaris, Printing and Stationery Department and Organisation of the Chief Mining Adviser, where both direct recruitment and promotion is resorted to, the relative seniority of direct recruits and promotees shall be determined according to rotation of vacancies between the direct recruits and promotees which will be based on the quotas of vacancies reserved for direct recruitment and promotion, respectively in the relevant recruitment rules.

 

  1. In cases not covered by the above principles, seniority of officers appointed to the service, shall be governed by such orders as may be issued by the Government in consultation with the UPSC, wherever necessary.

(Authority: Railway Board’s letter no.(O)I/99/SR-6/2 dated 28.2.2003).

 

 

 

RBE No. 33/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)II/2003/DE1/1 dated 14.2.2003 (RBE No. 33 /2003).

 

          Sub: Incentive package to Railway officials transferred on Deputation

                  to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation LTD.

Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd.(IRCTC) was incorporated on 27.9.1999 as a Public Limited Company.  IRCTC was incorporated for closely interacting with railways in the day-to-day activities like management of the catering  services and development of tourism packages and all related activities.  Board have decided to provide facilities to staff of Indian Railways transferred on deputation to IRCTC as indicated below:

 

i)                  Use of Railway Rest Houses

Use of railway rest houses, both while on duty or on leave will be permitted as for Railway staff as per  their eligibility on the Railways.

 

ii)                Use of Privilege passes

Railway employees transferred to IRCTC shall continue to be eligible for Privilege passes and Privilege Ticket Orders according to their entitlement as railway servants.  For this purpose, blank cheque pass books (all classes) may be given by concerned Railways.  IRCTC shall issue the passes as per entitlement, to the staff on deputation with them, affixing on the passes a distinct stamp i.e. ‘Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation’.  The corporation, in all cases, shall send the requisite information to the parent  Railway of the employees, or the office in which Privilege Pass account of the employees is maintained, for the purpose of proper accountal.  After their absorption the facility of these Privilege passes would be continued as per the eligibility on the date of absorption in IRCTC for which IRCTC would pay the Railways an amount decided by the Railways.

 

iii)             Issue of Duty Cheque passes

IRCTC is authorized to issue cheque passes, on duty, to the officers and staff on deputation from Railways as well as for staff transferred to IRCTC.  For this purpose, blank cheque pass book(all classes) shall be made available by the Railways to the concerned Corporation offices, as under:

Northern Railway:   To railway deputationist/staff working in corporate offices              and  Northern region.

Eastern Railway :     To railway deputationist/staff working in Eastern region.

Western Railway:     To railway deputationist/staff working in Western region.

Southern Railway:    To railway deputationist/staff working in Southern region.

 

(b) Officers/staff working in Corporate office will be given duty cheque passes available on all Indian Railways, and officers/staff working in regional offices of IRCTC will be given duty cheque passes valid for the Zonal Railways, which come under the jurisdiction of their respective region.  This facility shall be available only for 2 years i.e. upto 31.7.03 and the same will be  reviewed thereafter.

 

(c) The officers and staff on deputation to the Corporation shall be entitled for duty cheque passes for self only, as per entitlement.  The Corporation shall maintain proper account for the duty passes issued by them.  For this purpose, the Corporate office shall advise Northern Railway  regarding the passes issued to the employees in Corporate office and in Northern Region.    Debits of full cost of duty passes issued will be raised by the Northern Railway against IRCTC for reimbursement periodically.  Similar action will be taken by Eastern, Western and Southern Railways in respect of passes issued to the IRCTC, in the Eastern, Western and Southern regions respectively.

 

(iv)          Extension of Railway Medical facilities:

Serving officers/staff will continue to enjoy Railway medical facilities, if they were enjoying the same before proceeding to the Corporation.  In terms of para 607 of IRMM, Vol.I (Third Edition-2000) IRCTC would pay annual contribution on the basis of per capita expenditure notified by Railway Board,    incurred on a Railway employee on an All-Indian basis multiplied by the number of Railway employees on deputation with them who have opted for these rules.  The staff transferred to IRCTC would also be governed by these provisions during the period prior to their absorption in IRCTC as also subsequent to their absorption.

 

(v)              Retention of Railway accommodation:

Instructions relating to retention of railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers on deputation have already been issued vide Board’s Lr.No.E(G)2000/RN5-5 dt.31.05.02 which may be connected Relevant portions of the aforesaid letter are reproduced below:

 

“Railway officers/staff posted on deputation to newly formed Railway PSUs/Societies may be permitted to retain railway accommodation but this facility can be provided by the Board on merits on a request by the PSUs and will be applicable only for a period of five years from the date of incorporation of the PSU/Society.  Rent chargeable will be at normal rate(the rate of licence fee) for a period of two months.  On request of the employee, the period of retention of railway accommodation may be extended for an overall period upto five years from the date of incorporation of the PSU/Society, on payment, by the PSU/Society to the Railways, an amount equivalent to the house rent allowance admissible to the officer plus the flat rate of licence fee prescribed by the Railways from time to time in respect of the said Railway accommodation.  The concerned PSU/Society may, however, recover normal licence fee from the Railway employee”.

 

These instructions would also apply to such employees holding railway houses who are transferred to IRCTC alongwith their posts.  Further this arrangement would continue in respect of employees transferred with their posts even after 26.9.04.

 

These orders are valid, till a further review is undertaken by the Board.

 

 

 

RBE No.40/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/62 dt.28.2.03 (RBE No.40/2003).

 

Sub: Entitlement of First Class School Pass as on Privilege Pass.

 

In terms of provision under item (i) below column (3) of Schedule-III of Railway Servants (Pass)Rules,1986 (2nd Edition 1993), entitlement of class of School Pass is same as that of privilege pass.  It is, therefore, clarified that special dispensation granted to railway employees for 1st class Privilege Pass to those who were appointed between 1.4.1987 and  10.11.1987 and drawing pay of Rs.5375/- or above, provided they are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs.7000/- or above, would also be admissible for School Pass to be issued to wards of such Railway employees.  However, class of School Card Pass and RCP prescribed vide Board’s letter of even number dated 7.4.2000 shall remain the same.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.41/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl.2003/Adv.3/2 dt.6.3.03 (RBE No.41/2003).

 

Sub: (1) Extension of facility of second mortgage for the purpose of

              enlargement/additional construction.

       (2) Grant of House Building Advance – Creation of second mortgage

             in respect of certain types of financial institutions.

 

Copies of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.1-17011/4/82/H-III dated 25.4.1994 & 20.6.1994 on the above subjects are sent herewith for information and guidance. Instructions contained therein would apply to Railway servants mutatis-mutandis.

 

. Copies of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.1-17011/4/82/H-III dated 25.4.1994

 

Sub: Extension of facility of second mortgage for the purpose of

enlargement/additional construction.

 

Representations have been received in this Ministry requesting for extension of the facility of second mortgage for extension/enlargement of the living accommodation already put up with the help of house building advance on the lines presently available for meeting the “balance cost” of construction after availing of house building advance in the case of construction/acquisition of a new house.  It has been represented that with the passage of time, the size of the family undergoes a change requiring bigger living accommodation.  Therefore, the facility of the second mortgage may be allowed for meeting the balance cost of construction, should be extended in such cases.

 

In terms of this Ministry O.M.No.1/17015/47/77/H.3 dated 17.3.78 as amended by O.M. dated 4.8.79 enlargement of the house constructed/acquired with the help of house building advance could be allowed interalia subject to the following conditions.

 

(i)                Funds for additional construction will be found from the officers’ own resources and this does not in any way affect his/her repaying capacity.

(ii)              Two years should have elapsed after completion of the house for which the loan was granted for which an attested copy of the composition certificates from the local body should be produced.

(iii)            Certified copy of the approved plan is furnished.

(iv)            Certificate from qualified engineer, that the foundation laid is capable of taking additional load of first/subsequent floors.

(v)              Proof/declaration from the applicant that he has the resources to bear the cost of additional construction.

(vi)            Total amount of house building advance sanctioned by the Govt. and the loan raised by the Govt. servants from outside institutions taken together, shall not exceed the prescribed cost ceiling limits as applicable at the time of seeking permission for creation of second mortgage.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that the permission for creating second charges on the property for enlargement/additional construction may be granted by the Heads of the Departments to Government servant working under them in relaxation of the condition (i) above, on the same lines as is  now permissible under this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 2.12.82.  All other conditions of house building advance rules should, however, be fulfilled.

 

It should be ensured that no house building advance is sanctioned under any circumstances in such cases.

 

This issues with the concurrence of C&AG so far as the employees working in Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned.

 

Copies of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.1-17011/4/82/H-III dated 20.6.1994

 

Subject: Grant of house building advance – creation of second Mortgage in respect of certain types of financial institutions.

 

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 2.12.82 according to which Heads of Departments can permit the government servants who have obtained house building advance from the government to create second charge on the property for raising additional resources from the recognised financial institutions to meet the balance cost of house/flat.  Subsequently under this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 25.4.94 this facility has been extended for enlargement of the existing house constructed/acquired with the help of house building advance.

 

The category of housing Finance Companies/Corporations etc. which may be treated as recognised for the purpose of granting of permission for raising additional funds to meet the balance cost of constructions etc. as referred to above has been examined further in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that any company/Corporation approved by the National Housing Bank for receiving their financial support on the date of grant of such permission may be treated as ‘recognised’ for this purpose.  In regard to approval by the NHB on the date of grant of the permission a certificate from the concerned Finance Company/Corpn. to this effect may be accepted.

 

A list of Housing Finance companies/Corpn. approved by the National Housing Bank at present is given in Annexure.

 

ANNEXURE

LIST OF HOUSE FINANCE COMPANIES/CORPORATIONS APPROVED BY NATIONAL HOUSING BANK AT PRESENT.

 

  1. A.B.Homes Finance Ltd., Hyderabad.
  2. Akshay Avas Nirman Vitta Ltd., Jaipur.
  3. Can Fin Homes Ltd., Bangalore.
  4. Orient Bank Home Fin Ltd., Bhopal.
  5. Dewan Housing Finance Corpn. Ltd. Bombay
  6. Fairgrowth Home Finance Ltd., Bangalore.
  7. GIC Griha Vitta Ltd., Bombay
  8. Gujarat Rural Housing Finance Corpn. Ltd., Ahemedabad
  9. Housing Development & Finance Corpn. Ltd. Bombay.

10. HUDCO, New Delhi

11. Ind. Bank Housing Finance Ltd.,. Madras

12. India Housing Finance & Development Ltd., Madras

13. LIC Housing Finance Ltd. Bombay.

14. Parshwanath Housing Corpn. Ltd., Ahemedabad

15. PNB Housing Finance Ltd., New Delhi.

16. Saya Housing Finance Co. Ltd., Ahmedabad

17. SBI Home Finance Ltd., Calcutta.

18. Vysya Bank Housing Finance Ltd. Bangalore.

 

 

 

RBE No.42/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/IC2/2 dt.28.2.03 (RBE No.42/2003).

 

Sub: Entry in the service Book- employees who acquire the Diploma of Indian Railway  Institute of Logistics & Materials Management, R.K.Puram, New Delhi.

 

Ministry of Railways have decided that when a Railway employee acquires the Diploma of Indian Railway Institute of Logistics & Materials Management a suitable entry in regard to the same should be made in his service Records.

 

 

 

RBE No.43/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/95/PN1/1 dt.3.3.03 (RBE No.43/2003).

 

Sub: Permanent transfer of Railway servants to Government Companies/Corporations – grant of retirement benefits.

Ref: Board’s letters of even No. dated 7.4.95 & 25.6.97.

 

The matter regarding grant of retirement benefits to permanent Railway servants governed by CPF/SRPF Scheme and permanently absorbed in Public Sector Undertakings etc. has been examined in consultation with DOP&PW who have clarified that such employees permanently absorbed in Public Sector Undertakings etc. either prior to 21.9.67 or on or after  21-9-67 are not covered by the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 7.4.95.  Accordingly, any Railway servant, who was not a pension optee at the time of his permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertaking etc., would not be covered under the provisions of the orders dated 7.4.95. The corrigendum issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 25.6.97 may, therefore, be treated as withdrawn.

 

 

 

RBE No. 36/2003

Board’s letter no.(D&A)2003/RG 6-5 (RBE No. 36/2003).

 

.         Sub: Procedure for dealing with safety related Disciplinary cases.

 

One of the essential measures to improve safety is to ensure that exemplary punishment is given to railway servants found guilty of violating safety rules/norms or causing accidents.  It is also necessary that different departments adopt uniform punitive action, which can be ensured only if such actions are monitored at appropriate level.  Further, it is also observed that railway servants found responsible for causing accidents or violating safety norms are dealt with by concerned authorities as laid down in Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1968.  However, there are instances where the punishment imposed on the railway servant found guilty of violating safety rules/norms or causing accidents has been found to be inadequate.

 

Board have considered the matter in detail and have observed that there is an urgent need to empower the Safety department so that the disciplinary cases of Railway Servants found guilty of causing accidents  or violating safety norms/rules related to maintenance and operation not necessarily leading to accidents are properly dealt with. Board have therefore decided that in such disciplinary cases, the following procedure should be adopted:

 

i)        Based on the recommendation of the Safety department for initiation of disciplinary proceedings, the Disciplinary Authority should initiate disciplinary proceedings by way of issue of charge sheet etc.

 

ii)       The disciplinary proceedings should be concluded in accordance with the provisions laid down in the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968 and the Disciplinary Authority may impose any punishment after full application of the mind, if the same is in conformity with the advice/suggestion given by Safety department.  It is hereby emphasized that the Disciplinary authority should strive to remove/reduce areas of disagreement, if any, by mutual consultation/discussions.

 

iii)      In case the Safety department has recommended a major penalty and the Disciplinary Authority proposes to exonerate or impose a minor penalty, the Disciplinary Authority should first record his provisional order and then consult Safety department. Reasons for disagreement should be recorded and communicated to Safety Department.   Consultation will be only once and if even after this the Disciplinary Authority is not in agreement with the views of the Safety department, then the Disciplinary Authority is free to proceed and pass speaking orders for imposing the penalty.  In all cases, a copy of the Notice imposing Penalty(NIP) must be sent to the Safety department, who may close the case, if its views have been accepted or if it is satisfied with the conclusions drawn by the Disciplinary Authority.

 

iv)               Where the Disciplinary Authority has not followed the advice of the Safety department, then the latter shall put up such cases to the Competent Authority  who can do suo moto revision, with their comments.

 

v)                 Likewise, where a major penalty has been imposed by the Disciplinary Authority in agreement with the recommendations of the Safety department but the appellate/revisionary authority proposes to exonerate or impose a minor penalty, the appellate/revisionary authority may first record provisional decision and consult the Safety department.  Reasons for disagreement should be recorded and communicated to Safety department.    Consultation will be only once and after such consultation, the appellate/revisionary authority is free to take a final decision in the matter and record his/her views about penalty through speaking orders.

 

vi)      As far as action against the Railway servants where General Manager or Railway Board are the Disciplinary/Appellate/Revisionary Authority, the Safety department’s comments may be obtained for proper appreciation of the case by the Disciplinary/Appellate/Revisionary Authority. Likewise, in those cases where the Disciplinary/Appellate/Revisionary Authority being the President, the comments from the Safety department may be called for because in such cases, the provision for mandatory consultation with UPSC already exists.

 

These instructions should be widely circulated for strict compliance.

 

 

 

RBE No.14/2003                                                                                         

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2001/3/9 dt.14.1.03 (RBE No.14/2003).

 

Sub: Training Centres on Indian Railways.

 

A revised list of training centres was circulated to the Railways vide this office letter of even number dated 28.10.2002 (RBE No.194/2002). Some of the Railways are approaching Board in piecemeal  for recognizing various training centres.  It is desired that the Railways may submit the names of all such training centres (ZTCs, STCs, Safety Camp, Gangmen Training Centres, etc) as per the enclosed format which exist as on 31.12.2002 latest by 25.1.2003.

 

In terms of Board’s letter no.(MPP)99/3/6 dated 10.5.99 (RBE No.97/99) it was decided that no new training centres on any Railway should be opened without consulting the Railway Board.  Board have reviewed the matter and have now decided that any new centre for training can only be opened with the approval of General Manager. For this purpose a committee consisting of Executive Department, CPO and a Finance Officer (all in SAG level) should examine the requirement of training according to the guidelines set out by the concerned technical directorate and put up the recommendations for approval of the General Manager.  These orders would take effect from 1.1.2003.

 

However opening of  a training centre will not imply that the training centre is eligible for training allowance.  The Railways will have to approach Railway Board giving the requisite details as per the format enclosed for considering the training centres for grant of training allowance.  As and when a training centre is opened, the Railway Board should be informed for including the same in the approved list of the “Manual on Management of Training”.

 

STATUS REPORT OF THE TRAINING CENTRE

 

1.       GENERAL

a)                 Name of the Training Centre

b)                 Year sanctioned & Established

c)                  Location of the Centre (with Map)

d)                 Total area of the centre

e)                 Full postal address with Pin Code

f)                   Telephone Nos.        Rly.

(with STD Code)     P&T

g)       No. of posts sanctioned                           Designation              Grade/Scale

 

  1. INFRASTRUCTURE.

a)                 No. of class rooms in the Training Centre

b)                 Class room-wise capacity

c)                  Hostel accommodation

No. of Rooms           Beds

  1. Single bed room
  2. Double bed room      Men:

Women:

  1. Dormitory –
  2. Entertainment available.

d)                 No. of Model Rooms and their function with no. of models

e)                 Library facilities – No. of Books in each language

f)                   Messing facilities – Contract/self managed by Railway

g)                 Sporting facilities available

 

  1. Outdoor Games
  2. Indoor Games

 

  1. Training Aids

(As per Annexure )

  1. Status of Trainers undergone “Training of Trainers course”

(as per Annexure)

 

5.       Details of Faculty                Gazetted                 Non-gazetted

(as per Annexure)

 

  1. Details of Training Courses conducted

(as per Annexure)

 

7.       CAPACITY UTILISATION              2000-2001     2001-02         2002-2003

 

a)                 Total capacity of the Centre

b)                 Actual No. of trainees trained.

c)                  %age utilisation of the training capacity

d)                 Details of full utilisation of Seats

Category-wise for the last 3 financial years

(attach separate Annexure)

e)                 Current year arising.

ANNEXURE

Item No. 3 TRAINING AIDS

S.No. Equipment No. available
1. OHP Screen  
2. Video Camera  
3. TV  
4. VCR  
5. LCD Projector  
6. Photocopier  
7. Resograph  
8. PCs  
9. Printer  
10. Scanner  
11. PA System  
12. White Board  
13. Flip Chart Board  
14. Any other item with description  

 

 

Item No.4 STATUS OF TRAINERS/INSTRUCTORS OF TRG.CENTRE

Trg.

Centre

No. of sanctioned posts of trainers(*) No. of trainers on roll No. of posts vacant (Col.2  -Col.3) Out of No. shown in col.3, how many trained in ‘ Trg. of Trainers’ course No. of Trainees not trained in “Trg. of Trainers’ course (Col.3-Col.5) No. of Trainers overdue for replacement on account of completion of tenure.

1.

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

(*) copy of the sanctioned letter for creation of the post be enclosed.

 

Item No.5

Name of faculty Gaz. /Non-gazetted Dt. of joining Trg. Centre Date of appoint-ment Qualifi-cation Grade Scale Subjects being taught Experie-nce
                 

 

Item No. 6 Details of Training Courses.

Deptt. Category

Type of course

Initial/Promotion/Refresher/

Special

As per training module

Yes/No.

       

 

Item No.7 (e)

Sl. No. Categories Staff Strength in Rly. Arising of RC*/PC* Attendance % attended
RC PC
           

 

*Refresher/Promotion courses.

 

 

 

RBE No.48/2003

Board’s letter No. PC-V/98/I/11/23 dt.7.3.2003 (RBE No.48/2003 ).

 

Sub: Allotment of higher pay scales to Railway Accounts staff.

 

In pursuance of the recommendations of the V Central Pay Commission contained in para 83.235 in its report, the Accounts staff in the Railways were granted normal replacement scales in terms of Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.10.97.

 

The matter of improvement in the pay scales for Accounts Staff was under consideration of the Government for some time.  Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with the concerned Ministries and it has been decided with the approval of the President to allot the following revised pay scales to the under-mentioned categories of Accounts staff in the Railways:-

Designation IV CPC Pay Scale

(RS.)

Existing Pay Scale

(RS.)

Revised Pay

Scale now allotted

(RS.)

Jr. Accounts Assistants 1200-2040 4000-6000 4500-7000
Accounts Assistants 1400-2600 5000-8000 5500-9000
Section Officers/Inspectors of

Accounts/Cost Accountants (20%)

1640-2900 5500-9000 6500-10500
Sr.Section Officers/Sr.Inspectors

of Accounts/Sr.Cost Accountants (80%)

2000-3200 6500-10500 7450-11500

 

The above revised pay scales have been granted on notional basis with effect from 01-01-96 and actual payment prospectively from the date of approval of Cabinet i.e. 19.2.2003.

 

 

 

RBE No.45/2003

Board’s letter No E(G)2002-QR1-5 dt .5.3.03.(RBE No.45/2003).

 

Sub: Retention of Railway quarter in the event of post retirement

engagements in RCT/RRT.

 

The extant orders governing retention of Railway accommodation in the event of post retirement engagements of Railway employees in Committees, Commissions, Tribunals, etc. are contained in Board’s letter no.(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 and 14.2.2002.

 

The matter has further been considered by Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) and in partial modification of the instructions contained in letters cited above, it has been decided that

 

a)                 In case a Railway employee seeks voluntary retirement, or simultaneous with his/her retirement, is re-engaged in RCT/RRT and posted at  the same station where he/she while being in Railway service was in allotment and occupation of Railway accommodation, he/she may be allowed to retain the Railway accommodation for a period of 2 months on payment of normal rent on his retirement/voluntary retirement.  In case during the period  of 2 months for which retention has been permitted, no accommodation, either a Govt. accommodation/accommodation specially provided for RCT/RRT could be  allotted or a leased accommodation provided, he/she may be allotted a Type-IV/Type-IV Spl. Railway accommodation on out of turn basis on payment of normal rent.

 

b)                 In the event of posting of such retired Railway employees on re-engagement in RCT/RRT to a place other than the place where during the period of Railway service, he/she was in allotment/occupation of Railway accommodation and such retired officer not having been allotted Govt. accommodation/ accommodation built  for RCT/RRT or provided leased  accommodation, he/she may be allowed retention of Railway accommodation under his/her occupation for a period of 2 months on payment of normal licence fee.  Thereafter if the accommodation is still required, he/she may be allotted an alternative Type-IV/Type-IV Spl. Railway accommodation at the original place where he/she is in retention of Railway accommodation on out of turn basis for a further period of 6 months on payment of special licence fee.  Any further retention beyond the period of 6 months shall not be granted in any situation and the occupant shall have to vacate the accommodation within the permissible period of retention granted.

 

The above special facility(ies) will be available upto 31.3.2004 only.  Thereafter all cases of post retirement engagements of Railway officers/employees in RCT/RRT shall be regulated strictly in accordance with rules/instructions as contained in Board’s letter no.(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 and 14.2.2002.

.

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

 

 

 

RBE No.47/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/8 dt.6.3.2003 (RBE No.47/2003).

 

Sub: Inclusion of step-children in family for purposes of issue of Pass/PTOs.

 

Ref: RDSO’s letter No.Pass/PR dated 19.4.2002.

 

In view of provision under Schedule-II, Rule 3 (xvii)(a) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986, it is clarified that step sons/step daughters may be included in the privilege pass of Railway employees, on specific request.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.49/2003

Board’s letter No E(MPP)99/19/1/Pt. Dt.11.3.2003.(RBE No.49/2003).

 

Sub: Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee (Part-I)1998 -

        Attributes required for trainers – Recommendation No.5.5.

 

Ref: Board’s  letter of even number dated 23.8.2001 issued under RBE No.

       169/2001  & Training Manual Correction Slip No.5/2001.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter dated 23.8.2001 referred to above it has been decided that while implementing the above recommendation the following procedure be followed during the selection process for the post of instructors:-

 

(a)              During the refresher training course, the instructors handling the class may be advised to observe the performance of the trainees on the following aspects:-

 

(i)                Presentation skill

(ii)              Inquisitiveness

(iii)            Participative skill

(iv)            Knowledge level

 

(b)              Observations on the above aspects may be graded on 4 point scale (A to D) in respect of exceptional candidates and with the grading being done at the following scale.

81 and above          –        A

61-80           –        B

51-60           –        C

Below 50      –        D

 

Grading to be in whole numbers and not in decimals.

 

(c)               The grading to be done in respect of promising candidates only and submitted to the Principal by the Class Instructors on the last day of training.

 

(d)              The Principal may further shortlist such of those employees with A Grade only through wider interaction during the viva voce with reference to the educational and technical qualifications, aptitude for teaching, work experience, etc. and if found deserving, may circulate the names of such employees to the respective Sr.DPO/DPO. The Sr.DPO/DPO will make entry in the Service Register of the employee to that effect that the employee has aptitude for imparting training.

 

During the selection process for the post of Instructors, the Committee shall take this aspect into consideration while evaluating the candidate’s overall performance.

 

The fitness will only be a positive factor for consideration during selection and will not confer any right to the employee to stake whatsoever claim for selection as a trainer.

 

Implementation of the above procedure may be confirmed.

 

This disposes off Southern Railways letter No.T.389/Justice Khanna/Recomm. Dated 13.12.2002.

 

Copy of Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2003 to Manual on Management of Training [June, 1998]  circulated under Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/19/Pt. dated 26/03/03

 

Para 6.2.2 below para 6.2 under item No. 6 of the Manual on Management of  Training {June, 1998 } may be inserted as under:

 

6.2.2   The following procedure be followed during the selection process for the post of instructors:-

 

(a)  During the refresher training course, the instructors handling the class may be advised to observe the performance of the trainees on the following aspects:-

 

(v)              Presentation skill

(vi)            Inquisitiveness

(vii)          Participative skill

(viii)        Knowledge level

 

(b)  Observations on the above aspects may be graded on 4 point scale (A to D) in respect of exceptional candidates and with the grading being done at the following scale.

 

81 and above          –        A

61-80           –        B

51-60           –        C

Below 50      –        D

Grading to be in whole numbers and not in decimals.

 

(c)   The grading to be done in respect of promising candidates only and submitted to the Principal by the Class Instructors on the last day of training.

 

(d)  The Principal may further shortlist such of those employees with A Grade only through wider interaction during the viva voce with reference to the educational and technical qualifications, aptitude for teaching, work experience, etc. and if found deserving, may circulate the names of such employees to the respective Sr.DPO/DPO. The Sr.DPO/DPO will make entry in the Service Register of the employee to that effect that the employee has aptitude for imparting training.

 

During the selection process for the post of Instructors, the Committee shall take this aspect into consideration while evaluating the candidate’s overall performance.

 

The fitness will only be a positive factor for consideration during selection and will not confer any right to the employee to stake whatsoever claim for selection as a trainer.

 

 

 

RBE No.44/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)98/LR1-3 dt.6.3.03 (RBE No.44/2003).

 

Sub: Provision of posts of Rest Givers in OMUs (On Line Track Machine Units).

 

As per recommendations of the Committee on Machine & Manpower Deployment for Track Machines on Indian Railways, the suggestion for 3 weeks duty roster followed by one week continuous rest at Headquarter has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Labour and it has been decided that the staff working on Track Machines will be rostered to work for a period of 3 weeks at a stretch followed by continuous rest for one week at Headquarters.  Necessary instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter no.(LL)98-HER/9 dated 6.7.2000. The scheme is valid for a period of three years and exemption had been taken from the provisions of Railway’s Act,1989.

 

The matter has been further considered by the Board who have decided to provide Rest Givers (RG) @ 25% in a group of three similar machines for all Group ‘C’ &  ‘D’ posts of the OMUs (On Line Track Machine Units).  For creation of additional posts, the extant orders for matching surrender must be followed.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.34/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl/2003/Adv.3/1 dt.20.3.03.(RBE No.34/2003).

 

Sub: Compliance with the terms and conditions attached with the sanction of   House Building Advance (HBA).

 

A copy of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.I-17011/12/2002/H-III dated 9.1.2003 on the above subject is sent herewith for information and guidance. It is imperative that all these guidelines are followed fully while dealing with HBA cases.

 

Copy of Ministry of Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation’s OM No.I-17011/12/2002-H-III dated 9.1.2003.

 

 Sub: Compliance with the terms and conditions attached with the sanction of   House Building Advance (HBA).

 

Instructions have been issued from time to time to all the Ministries and Departments of the Government of India to ensure that all the terms and conditions attached with the sanction of House Building Advance (HBA) to government employees under the rules including those relating to insurance and mortgaging are duly complied with by all the concerned loanee government servants.  Provisions have also been made for condonation /relaxation of these terms and conditions in cases where the circumstances are beyond the control of the loanee government servant provided the request of the loanee government servant for condonation /relaxation of terms and conditions of HBA rules are supported by recommendation of the concerned Joint Secretary/Head of Department.

 

However, it has been seen that the cases involving condonation /relaxation of non-mortgaging and non-insurance periods, etc. are being referred to this Ministry in a routine manner without adequate examination.  Also, in the recent past, instances have come to notice that even in the cases where the loanee government servant has merely cited reason(s), which are not supported by any documentary evidence, for non compliance of the conditions of mortgaging and insurance, etc. have been recommended and referred to this Ministry for condonation, with or without the approval of the concerned Joint Secretary/Head of Department.  In such cases, this Ministry finds it difficult to verify the veracity of the plea of the concerned government servant and in the circumstances, the recommendation of the concerned Joint Secretary/Head of Department assumes a great significance in such cases.

 

It is once again impressed upon all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India that the compliance of all the terms and conditions of HBA rules should be strictly monitored in the interests of both the loanee government employee as well as the Government of India.  There should not be any hesitation in rejecting an unfit case.  If any relaxation/condonation of provisions of HBA rules including those of mortgaging and insurance is required at all, the Administrative Ministry/Department may thoroughly examine the case and if they are satisfied on the justification/merit of the case, then only the case be referred to this Ministry with the specific recommendation of the concerned Joint Secretary/Head of Department for condonation/relaxation of the provisions of the HBA rules along with all the supporting documents certifying that the circumstances leading to non-compliance of HBA rules are beyond the control of the Government servant.

 

Further, all the Ministries/Departments are requested to keep a strict watch over compliance of the provisions of HBA rules by the loanee government employees by means of inspections at regular intervals of time as is done in case of insurance where review of insurance policies is required to be undertaken each year in the month of June/July followed by remedial action.  While carrying out such periodical inspections, if any discrepancy with respect of mortgaging, recovery of HBA loan, etc. is noticed, the same should be taken up with the concerned loanee government servant for necessary remedial action at his/her end so that there is no room left for any violation/non-compliance of any of the provisions of HBA rules.

 

This issues with the approval of JS & FA.

.

 

Board’s letter No. 2003/H/23/4 dt.12.3.03 .

Sub: Categorisation of physically handicapped persons for the purpose of reservation in  employment sub category – the deaf.

 

In partial modification of para 511(7)(b) of IRMM-2000 it has been decided that this para may be corrected to read as “60 decibels” in place of “90 decibels” as per advance correction slip attached.

 

Advance Correction Slip to Para 511(7)(b) of IRMM’2000.

 

Para 511(7)(b) may be corrected to read as under:

 

(b) “The deaf: The deaf are those in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life.  They do not hear, understand sounds at all events with amplified speech.  The cases included in the category will be those having hearing loss of more than 60 decibels in the better ear (profound impairment) or total loss of hearing in both ears”.

 

(Authority Board’s letter No.2003/H/23/4 dated 12.3.2003).

 

 

RBE No.62/2003

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dt.9.4.03 (RBE No.62/2003 ).

 

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees -

                                   Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2003.

 

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 1.11.2002 (S.No.PC-V/356, RBE No.199/2002) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect from 1st January, 203 shall stand modified as follows:-

Date from which payable Rate of Dearness Allowance per month
1.-1.2003 55% of pay

 

2.       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.

 

3.       The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Railway employees.  The arrears may be charged to the salary bill for April,2003, and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

 

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.

 

 

 

RBE No.46/2003

Board’s letter No E(D&A)2002/RG 6-1 dt.10.3.03 (RBE No.46/2003).

[ To be published in Part II Section 3 Sub-Section (i) of the Gazette of India ]

Notification

GSR……. – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, namely:-

 

(1)              These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Second Amendment Rules, 2003.

(2)              They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

 

In the Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968, for Schedule-II, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“SCHEDULE – II

{See rule 4 and sub-rule (2) of rule 7}

 

Schedule of Disciplinary powers and powers of suspension of different grades of Railway Officers and Senior supervisors in respect of non-gazetted staff of Zonal Railways, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Diesel Locomotive Works, Integral Coach Factory, Wheel & Axle Plant, Metro Railway (Calcutta), Diesel Components Works (Patiala), Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala), Railway Electrification Projects and Metropolitan Transport Projects ( Railways).

Senior Supervisors incharge in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 and above. (Described as Supervisors Incharge by the Railway Administration for this purpose) Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’) Senior Scale Officers and Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ holding independe-nt charge) Junior Administrative Grade Officers and Senior Scale Officers holding independent Charge or Incharge of a Department in the Division. Additional Divisional Railway Managers in relation to the Departme-nts attached to them or Divisional Railway Managers. Senior Administr-ative Grade Officers in the Zonal Railway’ Head Quarters in the pay scale of Rs.18400-22400 including Principal Heads of Departm-ents in the pay scale of Rs.22400-24500 Additional General Managers in relation to Departments attached to them or Chief Administrative Officers or General Managers. Railway Board.

 

 

(i)                Censure

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

(ii)              Withholding of promotion:

Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

(iii)            Recovery from pay of pecuniary loss caused to Government by negligence or breach of orders:

 

Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

 

(iv)            Withholding of privilege passes or privilege ticket orders or both

 

 
Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

(v)              Reduction to a lower stage in time scale of pay for a period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not affecting pension:

 

Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

(vi)            Withholding of increments:

 

Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff who are three grades below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority – No powers exercisable where inquiry under sub-rule (2) of Rule 11 is required. Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

 

(vii) Reduction to a lower stage in the time scale of pay for a period exceeding three years or with cumulative effect or adversely affecting pension:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Nil Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff

 

(viii) Reduction to a lower time scale of pay, grade, post or service:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Nil Group ‘D’ Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5500-9000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff
 

(ix) Compulsory retirement:

 

Appointing authority or an authority of equivalent rank or any higher authority

(x) Removal from service:

(xi) Dismissal from service :

   

(xii) Suspension: (Not amounting to penalty)

Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.3200-4900 subject to report to Divisional Officer or Assistant Officer Incharge within 24 hours in the case of Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.4000-6000 Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff in pay scales of upto and including Rs.5000-8000 Group ‘D” and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff Group ‘D’ and Group ‘C’ staff

 

Note-1: The appellate authorities in the case of authorities mentioned in this Schedule shall be as shown in the next column, whereas in the case of the authority specified in the last column, the appellate authority shall be the President.  If post of the rank shown in any particular column does not exist, the appellate authority shall be that shown in the next column.

 

Note:2 – The appointing authority or an authority of equivalent rank or any higher authority who is competent to impose the penalty of dismissal or removal or compulsory retirement from service, may also impose any lower penalty.

Sd/-

R.R. Jaruhar

Secretary, Railway Board

 

S.No. Notification No. Date Published in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 Sub-section (I)

GSR/SO No.        Date of Publication

1. E(D&A)66 RG 6-9 10.4.69 1531 24.6.1969
2. E(D&A)67 RG 6-13 7.4.71 1925 8.5.1971
3 E(D&A)70 RG 6-63 9.6.71 2501 3.7.1971
4 E(D&A)70 RG 6-60 19.10.71 5078 6,11,1971
5 E(D&A)70 RG 6-41 21.10.71 4050 30.10.1971
6 E(D&A)70 RG 6-43 12.11.71 5264 4.12.1971
7 E(D&A)70 RG 6-52 25.3.72 9467 8.4.1972
8 E(D&A)70 RG 6-69 17.11.72 3918 25.11.1972
9 E(D&A)69 RG 6-60 5.2.73 - -
10 E(D&A)71 RG 6-60 13.7.73 2897 6.10.1973
11 E(D&A)75 RG 6-35 5.4.77 1413 14.5.1977
12 E(D&A)77 RG 6-46 7.7.78 2193 29.7.1978
13 E(D&A)78 RG 6-54 29.11.78 364 23.12.1978
14 E(D&A)77 RG 6-30 7.4.78 - -
15 E(D&A)79 RG 6-26 17.8.79 3057 8.9.1979
16 E(D&A)79 RG 6-12 25.10.79 3777 17.11.1979
17 E(D&A)78 RG 6-61 22.11.79 - -
18 E(D&A)79 RG 6-39 31.12.79 0143 19.1.1980
19 E(D&A)78 RG 6-11 6.2.80 0441 23.2.1980
20 E(D&A)81 RG 6-72 31.8.82 - -
21 E(D&A)81 RG 6-63 10.8.83 GSR/982 17.12.1983
22 E(D&A) 81 RG 6-54 31.5.84 GSR/632 23.6.1984
23 E(D&A)82 RG 6-29 30.3.85 1822 27.4.1985
24 E(D&A)83 RG 6-45 13.6.85 5667 6.7.1985
25 E(D&A)80 RG 6-25 20.1.86 GSR/667 22.2.1986
26 E(D&A)85 RG 6-16 20.3.87 GSR/241 4.4.1987
27 E(D&A)83 RG 6-14 28.8.87 GSR/708 19.9.1987
28 E(D&A)87 RG 6-47 26.10.87 GSR/869 21.11.1987
29 E(D&A)87 RG 6-146 10.5.88 GSR/420 21.5.1988
30 E(D&A)88 RG 6-43 12.8.88 GSR/759 17.9.1988
31 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 20.10.89 GSR/850 11.11.1989
32 E(D&A)88 RG 6-38 16.11.89 GSR/900 2.12.1989
33 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 22.11.90 - -
34 E(D&A)90 RG 6-112 16.11.90 GSR/723 11.12.1990
35 E(D&A)91 RG 6-42 8.6.91 - -
36 E(D&A) 90 RG 6-117 19.9.91 GSR/568 5.10.1991
37 E(D&A) 89 RG 6-80 20.1.92 GSR/86 22.2.1992
38 E(D&A)90 RG 6-112 22.10.92 - -
39 E(D&A)92 RG 6-148 9.11.92 - -
40 E(D&A)92 RG 6-166 11.1.93 GSR/63 30.1.1993
41 E(D&A)93 RG 6-94 23.6.94 GSR/327 16.7.1994
42 E(D&A)95 RG 6-68 13.8.1997 GSR/422 27.12.1997
43 E(D&A)92 RG 6-151 6.11.97 GSR/106 6.6.1998
44 E(D&A)94 RG 6-10 16.2.99          87 20.3.1999
45 E(D&A)98 RG 6-42 11.10.99 - -
46 E(D&A)2001 RG6-29 31.10.2001 617 24.11.2001
47 E(D&A)87 RG 6-151 8.8.2002    
48 E(D&A)98 RG 6-52 16.1.2003    

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2002/H-1/12/55 dt. 29.3.2003       

Sub: Modification of instructions regarding appointment of Honorary    Consultants on Railways- Amendment to paras 233(3),235(3),(4) & 238(1) of IRMM-2000 (Vol.I).

 

The detailed guidelines, indicating procedure regarding appointment of Honorary Consultants on Railways have been given in Section (F) of Chapter II of IRMM-2000 (Vol.I).

 

The scheme has been reviewed in Board’s Office and it has been decided to partially modify Para 233 of IRMM-2000 as indicated below:-

 

(i)                The provision of engaging ADDITIONAL CONSULTANTS has been withdrawn. Accordingly sub Para 233(3) of the IRMM be deleted.

(ii)              However, the guiding factors for appointment of Honorary Consultants as stipulated in sub-paras (a),(b) & (c) of para 233 of IRMM-2000 will remain unchanged and continue to be observed.

(iii)            The upper age limit upto which Honorary Consultants can be appointed has been enhanced from existing 65 years in para 235 (3) of IRMM-2000 to 70 years.

(iv)            The tenure of appointment of Honorary Consultant as prescribed in para 235(4) of IRMM, has been increased from 5 years to 7 years.

 

All other terms & conditions for engaging Honorary Consultants shall remain  unaltered.

 

The above mentioned modifications will come into effect w.e.f. the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

Accordingly, Advance Correction Slip to IRMM-2000 is enclosed herewith.

 

Annexure

Advance Correction Slip No.6 to Indian Railway Medical Manual-2000

 

Amendment to Paras 233(3), 235(3) &(4) and 238(1) of Indian Railway Medical Manual 2001 (Vol.I):-

 

Para 235(3):           May be deleted, except the guiding factors for appointment of Honorary

Consultant detailed at para (a), (b) &(c),

Para 235(3): replace ’70’ in place of ’65’.

Para 235(4): replace ‘seven’ in place of ‘five’.

Para 238(1): replace word ‘seven’ in place of ‘five’ & figure ’70’ in place of ’65’

 

(Authority: letter No.2002/H-I/12/55 dated 24.3.2003).

 

RBE No. 50/2003

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/96/TR/36/Vol.III dt. 26-03-2003 (RBE No. 50/2003).

 

Sub: Transfer/posting of staff for working in the

        Headquarters offices of new Zonal Railways.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letters of even number dated 9-07-2002, 19-07-2002, 11-10-2002 and 10-02-2003 on the above subject.

 

2.       The proposal received from new Zonal Railways  for extending the  date of closure of cadres in their Headquarters offices beyond 31-3-2003 has been considered by the Ministry of Railways.  It is noted that a number of staff have yet to join the headquarter offices of new Zones.  It has, therefore, been decided to extend the date of closure of cadres in the headquarter offices of all the 7 new Zonal Railways  by another 3 months upto 30-06-2003.  Accordingly, any transfer to the Headquarter offices of these Railways on or after 1-07-2003  will be treated as transfer on request on bottom seniority in recruitment grades subject to usual conditions governing such transfers being fulfilled.

 

 

 

RBE No. 51/2003

 

Board’s letter No. 99-E(SCT)I/25/10 dt.27/28.3.2003 (RBE No. 51/2003).

 

Sub: Filling up of reserved posts due to non-availability of

        SC/ST candidates – Ad-hoc promotion.

 

The Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of SCs/STs in its 12th Report (13th Lok Sabha) vide para1.11 has reiterated its earlier recommendation (para 3.6 of 1st Report  pertaining to S.E.Railway) as under:-

 

“The Committee note that as per the extant rules, South Eastern Railway could not divert the promotional posts to recruitment as there is no element of direct recruitment in these categories.  The Committee also note that despite various safeguards existing in favour of SC/STs the shortfall in various cadres still exists.  The Committee, therefore, urge upon the government to amend the rules to this effect.  The Committee, are therefore not convinced with the reply of the Govt. and would like to reiterate their earlier recommendations that to overcome the non-availability of eligible SC/ST candidates in the lower grade the promotional posts should temporarily be diverted to direct recruitment from among the SCs and STs only”

 

In this connection reference is invited to Board’s instructions contained in letter of even number dated 11.5.1999 wherein it has been mentioned that so as to overcome the situation of lapsing of reserved vacancies due to non-availability of SC/ST candidates in promotional categories to explore the following possibilities to fill up the posts meant for SC/STs by them only.

 

(i)                Considering the possibility of direct recruitment where such direct recruitments are permissible in the grade in which promotions are required to be made:

 

(ii)              Where direct recruitments are not permissible, to consider the possibility of downgrading the post and filling up the same by promotion.  If the same is not feasible, to consider direct recruitment in down-graded posts for SCs/STs, if same is permissible;

 

(iii)            Further, in exercise of the delegated power of General Manager, the possibility of relaxing the condition of two years minimum service in the existing grade to one year in non-running category posts should also be considered so that the required SC/ST candidates become available for promotion.

 

Keeping in view the object of the above mentioned recommendation of the Hon’ble Committee, it is re-iterated that the instructions contained in Board’s letter dt.11.5.1999 under reference may please be followed in its right perspective so as to fill up the earmarked posts of SCs/STs by them only.

 

 

 

RBE No.52/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/TR/10 dt.31.3.03 (RBE No.52/2003).

 

Sub: Transfer of staff to IRCTC.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter No.2002/TG-III/600/5 dated 04.02.2002 containing instructions regarding handing over of catering services to IRCTC.

 

In the above instructions it has been inter alia indicated that all catering and vending activities including Rail Yatri Niwases/Railway Hotels will be transferred to IRCTC on as is where is basis and that instructions for transfer of staff to IRCTC will be issued by the Establishment Dte. of Ministry of Railways.

 

It has accordingly been decided that all the Group C and D staff working in various catering/vending units of the Railways will stand transferred along with their posts to IRCTC w.e.f. the date of handing over of catering activities to IRCTC on as is where is basis; the existing seniority units also remaining the same.  The staff will exercise an option either for permanent absorption in IRCTC or for reversion back to the Railways within a period of three years of the date of handing over of the catering activities to IRCTC.  Such of those who exercise their option to revert back to the Railways will be allowed to do so along with their posts and will be treated as surplus staff to be redeployed as per procedure already in force.

 

 

 

RBE No.55/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2003/AL-28/1 dt.4.4.03 (RBE No.55/2003).

 

Sub: Composite Transfer Grant in the event of Death – Delegation of Powers.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/89/AL-28/11 dt.23.2.90, the time limit of one year for availing the TA concessions admissible on retirement/death has been raised to two years and powers have been delegated to GM/AGMs personally, with the approval of FA&CAO in individual cases attendant with special circumstances.

 

Also in terms of Board’s letter No. E(G)98 QR 1-11 dt.22.1.99, family of a railway employee who dies while in service, is permitted to retain the Railway quarter for a period of 24 months on payment of normal rent from the date of death of the employee.

 

In partial modification of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/89/AL-28/11 dt.23.2.90, it has been decided that the powers to extend the time limit of two years (Twenty four months) for availing Composite Transfer Grant in the event of death of a railway employee while still in service and where the family of the deceased has been permitted to retain the Railway Accommodation for a period of 2 years may be raised to 2-1/2 years (thirty months).  These powers will continue to be exercised by the GMs/AGMs personally with the approval of FA&CAO.

 

Other terms and conditions for grant of this allowance shall remain unchanged.

 

This has the sanction of the President.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.57/2003

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)98/3/8 dt.3.4.2003 (RBE No.57/2003).

 

Sub: Duration of Refresher Training Course for Drivers in ZTCs.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20.1.2000 (RBE No.11/2000)

        9.10.2000 (RBE No.182/2002) and 11.2.2003 (RBE No.28/03).

 

During the meeting of the Principals of ZTCs held at ZTC/TPJ on 30th & 31st January 2003, it was observed that very few ZTCs are allocating one day of viva-voce in the Refresher Course for Diesel Drivers (LOCO-RNG-9) and Refresher course for Electrical Drivers (LOCO-RNG-7) out of two days allocated.

 

It has been decided that out of 2 days viva-voce allocated for Refresher Course in LOCO-RNG-7 and in LOCO-RNG-9 for Electrical and Diesel Drivers respectively, one day is allocated in ZTCs so that the Drivers can be assessed whether they have been exposed properly to safety rules and one day at ETC/DTC as the case may be to assess their technical skills.

 

The implementation of the above instructions may be confirmed.

 

 

 

RBE No.58/2003                                                                                             

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-99/PM 10/10 dt.4.4.03 (RBE No.58/2003).

 

Sub: Filling up of the post of Chief Laboratory Supdt. in scale

                  Rs.7450-11500 in Medical Department.

 

In terms of existing instructions, the staff in Gr.Rs.6500-10500 who have entered the grade with relaxed qualification of Matriculation with Science plus DMLT are also considered for promotion to the post of Chief Laboratory Supdt. Gr. Rs.7450-11500 subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:-

(i)                staff concerned should have completed a minimum of four years’ regular service as Lab.Supdt. Gr.Rs.6500-10500.

(ii)              Staff concerned should pass a suitability test comprising a written test & scrutiny of Record of Service (Service Record & Confidential Records).

 

A demand was raised in the forum of DC-JCM to allow promotion of staff working as Laboratory Supdt. in grade Rs.6500-10500, who are not in possession  of the prescribed qualification of B.Sc + DMLT, to the apex grade Rs.7450-11500 as Chief Laboratory Supdt. without insisting on the condition of a minimum of 4 years service as Lab.Supdt. grade Rs.6500-10500, as a one time dispensation. The matter was discussed in the DC-JCM meeting held on 6-7/2/03.  The relevant minutes of the meeting are reproduced below:-

 

“55/99: The official side stated that the information obtained from the Railways has revealed that except on Eastern and N.E.Railways posts in the highest grade Rs.7450-11500 are duly manned and posts were not vacant.  Otherwise, also, persons with requisite qualifications and service condition are available for promotion in grade Rs.6500-10500.  The posts are vacant on Eastern and N.E.Railways because the posts in the feeder grade also could not be filled up because of representations and CAT cases.  Thus, there is no need for any relaxation of service condition for promotion of staff in grade Rs.6500-10500.  Despite this the staff side insisted that a one time exception may be given to ameliorate the hardship caused to senior employees.  It was agreed to give a one time exception, and close the item after issue of the order”.

 

This, however, should not be quoted as a precedent.

 

 

RBE No.59/2003.

Board’s letter No. F(E)II/2002/FSC/1 dt.7.4.03 (RBE No.59/2003).

 

Sub: Rate of recovery towards the cost of pension of

        Railway staff posted in Private sidings.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 6.1.2003.

 

The words “Table I-A” appearing in third line of para (2) of above mentioned letter may please be amended to be read as “Table I”.

 

This disposes off Eastern Railway’s letter No.B/G/Misc./2001 dated 10.03.2003.

 

 

 

RBE No.59/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM/10/1 dt.7.4.03 (RBE No.60/2003).

 

Sub: Promotion of Auxiliary Nurse/Midwives to the post of Staff Nurse in scale    Rs.5000-8000.

 

In terms of para 160(2)(i) of IREM, Vol.I (1989 Edition), as modified vide ACS No.119 issued under Board’s letter no.(NG)II/2001/RR-1/25 dated 13.6.2001, the educational qualification required for direct recruitment to the post of Staff Nurse in scale Rs.5000-8000 is as under:-

 

“Certificate as registered Nurse and Midwife having passed 3 years course in General Nursing and Midwifery from a school of Nursing or other Institution recognised by the Indian Nursing Council or B.Sc.(Nursing).

 

Note: The Indian Nursing Council has also laid down certain special concessions for the above courses in respect of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives, Midwives and ‘B’ Grade Nurses, by way of reduced course period, etc. Candidates obtaining the qualification prescribed above, under these concessions will also be eligible for recruitment”.

 

The Staff Side in the DC-JCM meeting held on 6th/7th February, 2003 have demanded that the concession of reduced course period  prescribed by the Indian Nursing Council for recruitment from open market should be allowed for the serving Auxiliary Nurses/Midwives for their promotion to the post of Staff Nurse in scale Rs.5000-8000.

 

It is clarified that the provision contained in the Note below para 160(2)(i) of IREM, Vol.I(1989) reproduced above, applies equally to the serving ANM/Midwives also for purposes of promotion and for direct recruitment to the post of Staff Nurse.

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. . E(NG)I/96/PM7/56 dt.3.4.03

 

Sub: Promotion of Group D employees to Group C  posts in Skilled Artisan

       category against  25% quota.

 

Reference Northern Railway’s letter No.755-E/176/ACT App/Elec/Mech/EIIA dated 25.9.2002 on the above subject.

 

With reference to the Railway’s proposal to make the substitutes with three years temporary status service eligible for consideration against 50% promotion quota and 25% qualified Serving employees quota in the category of Skilled Gr.III Rs.3050-4590 it is clarified that only the Group ‘D’ employees in regular service are eligible for consideration for such promotion subject to fulfillment of the prescribed conditions.  The concession regarding the service rendered as Casual Labour being allowed to be counted towards minimum three years service prescribed as eligibility condition for promotion to Group ‘C’ posts is available specifically with reference to 33-1/3% quota prescribed for promotion of Group ‘D’ staff for whom no regular avenue of promotion exists, subject to the condition that such Group D employees have successfully completed the probation in the recruitment grade, probation commencing from the date of regular appointment. The practice in this regard already followed by the Railway is in order.

 

As regards the Railway’s query whether in view of the requirement of successful completion of probation before being considered for promotion of SC/ST employees having minimum one year’s  regular service should be eligible for consideration in the selections against 25% qualified serving staff quota, in Skilled Gr.III as against three years service for others, it is clarified that SC/ST Group D staff will be eligible for consideration in the selection for promotion to Skilled Gr. III against 25% quota earmarked for qualified staff only on successful completion of probation in recruitment grade.

 

 

Copy of  Northern Railway’s letter No.755-E/176/ACT App/Elect/Mech/EHA dated 25.9.02.

 

Reg: Promotion of Group D employees to Group C posts in Skilled Artisan category against  25% quota.

 

In terms of Railway Board’s letter no.(NG)I-96/PM/7/56 dated 2.2.1998 for purpose of filling vacancies in the artisan category of Skilled Grade Rs.3050-4590 (RSRP) against 25% quota.  Serving Khalasi/Khalasi Helpers (General category candidates) possessing the qualification prescribed in the Apprentices Act with a minimum three years REGULAR service, are eligible to appear in the selection.  However. SC & ST Khalasi/Khalasi Helpers possessing the same qualifications are eligible to be considered in the same selection against the vacancies reserved for them if they have completed just one year of regular service.

 

Further, in terms of Master Circular No.48 on Casual Labour (Para 12), service prior to absorption in the regular cadre is not to be counted for seniority and the same is to be determined on the basis of regular appointment after due screening/selection.  Also, ‘substitutes’ appointed against regular posts are normally being regularised after 3 years of service from the date of their engagement and temporary status being accorded after 120 days of service.  Keeping in view these provisions pertaining to Casual Labours and Substitutes on this Railway for selections to Skilled Grade III (whether against 50% promotion quota or 25% quota for serving staff). 3 years regular service is to taken into account for promotion from Group D to Group C post and the service rendered as Substitute/Casual Labour is not being counted for purposes of calculation of 3 years service at group D level.

 

One of the Unions on this Railway has drawn attention of this office towards the instructions contained in Board’s letter no.(NG)64/CL/25 dated 25.7.1964 reiterated again under Board’s letter no.(NG)I/85/CFP dated 31.7.87 in terms of which Board has advised that continuous temporary service rendered by Casual Labour before absorption in regular group D category may also be counted in 3 years service prescribed as the eligibility condition for being considered for promotion by selection to Group C posts.  Keeping in view these instructions,  Union has requested for the benefit of these orders being also extended/made available in favour of ‘substitutes’ (possessing qualifications prescribed under Apprenticeship  Act) for purposes of being considered against 25% quota posts in the Artisan category (Grade Rs.3050-4590) to be filled through serving persons at Group D level (viz. Khalasis/Khalasi Helpers) towards the condition of having a minimum of 3 years service.

 

The matter has been examined and this Railway is of the opinion that although, this condition is for casual labour but this condition prima-facie appears to be valid for substitutes also and hence, there is a case of permitting such substitutes who satisfy the educational qualifications to be considered also for promotion to Group C posts against 25% quota vacancies  of Skilled Artisan in Gr.Rs.3050-4590 as they are also getting temporary status  on completion of 4 months service from the date of engagement.

 

Keeping in view rule position as above, the following points need to be clarified.

 

a)                 Whether ‘substitutes’ are eligible to be considered for Group C Skilled Artisan posts ( Gr. Rs.3050-4590) against 50% promotee quota posts as also against 25% quota vacancies to be filled  through serving candidates (provided these ‘substitutes’ also have qualifications as prescribed under Apprentices Act) if they have  completed 3 years period after attaining their temporary status i.e.  after 3 years and 4 months period from the date of their  engagement (they having attained temporary status on completion of 120 days after date of their engagement).

 

b)                 Should there be any differentiation in eligibility criteria between the general candidates and the SC/ST candidates (viz.3 years for  general category Khalasi/Khalasi Helpers and 1 year for SC/ST category Khalasis/Khalasi Helpers) in matters of permitting them to sit for the 25% quota vacancies in Artisan Category as meant for serving candidates?  Prima-facie, there appears to be incongruity in creating a differential particularly when no-one should normally be promoted to the next grade during probation period and probation period as also, the period for promotion from one grade to another grade in any situation should not be less than 2 years.

 

Decision taken on the issues raised above may kindly be communicated at the earliest to dispose off Union Items.

 

 

RBE No 54/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 FE 1-2 dt.2.4.03 (RBE No 54/03).

 

Sub: Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee –

       Inclusion of Indian Building Congress in the list of recognised Institutes.

 

Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and have decided that Indian Building Congress, Sector-VI, R.K.Puram, New Delhi 110 022, FAX:011-26196391, Tel: 26169531, be incorporated at the end of Annexure-A circulated vide Board’s letter no.(G)83 FE1-4 dated 29.4.88. This will entitle Railway officials to 90% re-imbursement of membership fee towards membership of Indian Building Congress.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.53/2003

Board’s letter No F(E)III-2003/PN1/1 dt.31.3.03.(RBE No.53/2003).

 

Sub: Conditions for payment of pension on absorption of Railway Servants consequent upon   conversion of Catering Department of the Indian Railways into Indian  Railway Catering   & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

 

The matter regarding payment of pension on absorption of Railway servants consequent upon conversion of the Catering Department of the Indian Railways into Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) has been engaging the attention of Railway Board for some time.  It has since been decided by the Board that the conditions for payment of pension of such absorbed employees shall be as under:-

 

i)                   The Railway servants of the Catering Department of the Indian Railways shall be transferred en-masse to the IRCTC in terms of foreign service without any deputation allowance till such  time they get absorbed in the IRCTC and such transferred Railway servants shall be absorbed in the IRCTC with effect from such date as may be notified by the Ministry of Railways.

 

ii)                 The Ministry of Railways shall allow the transferred Railway servants an option to revert back to the Railways or to seek permanent absorption in the IRCTC.

 

iii)               The option referred to in Sub-para (ii) shall be exercised by every transferred Railway servant in such manner and within such period as may be specified by the Ministry of Railways.

 

iv)               The permanent absorption of the Railway servants as employees of the IRCTC shall take effect from the date on which  their options are accepted by the Ministry of Railways and on and from the date of such acceptance such employees shall cease to be Railway servants and they shall be deemed to have retired from Railway service.

 

v)                 Upon absorption of Railway servants in the IRCTC, the posts which they were  holding in the Railway before such absorption shall stand abolished.

 

vi)               The Railway servants who opt to revert to Railway service shall be re-deployed through the surplus cell of the Railways.

 

vii)             The Railway servants, including temporary Railway servants but excluding casual labourers, who opt for permanent absorption in the IRCTC shall on and from the date of absorption, be governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the IRCTC.

 

viii)           A permanent Railway servant, who has been absorbed as an employee of the IRCTC shall be eligible for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by him in the Railways and in the IRCTC in accordance with the formula for calculation of pension/family pension under Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993 as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the  IRCTC.

 

ix)               The pension of an employee under sub-para (viii) shall be calculated on the basis of his last 10 months’ average pay.  If the absorbed employee is drawing pay in IDA scale during this period, his pay in IDA scale shall be taken into account for calculation of average emoluments.

 

x)                 In addition to pension or family pension, as the case may be, the employees shall also be eligible to dearness relief as per Industrial Dearness Allowance pattern.

 

xi)               The benefits of pension and family pension shall be available to temporary transferred Railway servants after they have been confirmed in the IRCTC.

 

xii)             The Ministry of Railways shall create a Pension Fund in the form of a Trust and the pensionary benefits of absorbed employee shall be paid out of such Pension Fund.

 

xiii)           The rules regarding constitution of the Trust and the procedure and the manner in which pensionary benefits are to be sanctioned and disbursed from the Pension Fund shall be notified as an amendment to the Railway services (Pension) Rules,1993.

 

xiv)           The Railways shall discharge its pensionary liability by paying in lump-sum as a one time payment to the Pension Fund the pro rata pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity for the service rendered till the date of absorption of the railway servant in the IRCTC.

 

xv)             The manner of sharing the financial liability on account of payment of pensionary benefits by the IRCTC shall be determined by the Ministry of Railways.

 

xvi)           Lump-sum amount of the pro-rata pension shall be determined with reference to Commutation Table laid down in Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993.

 

xvii)         The IRCTC shall make pensionary contribution to the Pension Fund for the period of service to be rendered by the concerned employees under the IRCTC at the rates as may be determined by the Board of Trustees so that the Pension Fund shall be self-supporting.

 

xviii)       If, for any financial or operational reason, the Trust is unable to  discharge its liabilities fully from the Pension Fund and the IRCTC is also not in a position to meet the shortfall, the Ministry of Railways shall be liable to meet such expenditure and such expenditure shall be debited to either the Fund or to the IRCTC.

 

xix)           Payments of pensionary benefits of the pensioners of the Catering  Department of the Indian Railways on the date of conversion of it into IRCTC shall continue to be the responsibility of the Railways and the mechanism for sharing its liabilities on this account shall be determined by the Ministry of Railways.

 

xx)             Upon conversion of the Catering Department into IRCTC –

 

a)                 the balance of Provident Fund standing at the credit of the absorbed railway servants on the dated of their absorption in IRCTC shall, with the consent of IRCTC, be transferred to the new Provident Fund account of the employees in IRCTC.

 

b)                 Leave on Average Pay and Leave on Half Average Pay at the credit of Railway servants on the date of absorption shall stand transferred to IRCTC.

 

c)                  The dismissal or removal from service of the IRCTC of any employee after his absorption in IRCTC for any subsequent misconduct shall not amount to forfeiture of the retirement benefits for the service rendered under the Railways and in  the event of dismissal or removal or retrenchment the decisions of the IRCTC shall be subject to review by the Ministry of Railways.

 

xxi)           In case the Ministry of Railways disinvests its equity in the IRCTC to the extent of fifty one percent or more, the Ministry of Railways shall specify adequate safeguards for protecting the interest of the absorbed employees of IRCTC.

 

xxii)         The safeguards specified in sub-para (xxi) shall include option for voluntary retirement or continued service in the IRCTC or voluntary retirement benefits on terms applicable to Railway servants or employees of the IRCTC as per option of the employees, assured payment of earned pensionary  benefits with relaxation in period of qualifying service, as may be decided by the Ministry of Railways.

 

xxiii)       All items given above including any other aspects as are not covered by the above provisions shall be regulated by the new Rule, viz., Rule 54 to be inserted in the Railway Services (Pension)Rules,1993, a notification to this effect shall be issued in due course of time in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.

 

 

RBE No.56/2003

Board’s letter No. E(Sports)2003/Policy/2/Quota dt.3.4.03 (RBE No.56/2003).

 

Sub: Revision of sports quota for recruitment of Sportspersons in

Group’C’ and Group’D’ against sports quota on the Railways.

 

Please refer to para 3 of Board’s letter no.(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000 regarding distribution of quota for recruitment of Sportspersons in Group C and Group D through talent scouting and open advertisements.  After operationalisation of the new zones, the question of revision of sports quota has been under consideration of the Board.

 

After reviewing the matter, Board have decided that the revised distribution of annual quota for recruitment of Sportspersons, in Group C and Group D through talent scouting scheme and open advertisements will now be as under:-

 

 

 

ZONAL RAILWAYS/Units

OPEN ADVER-TISEMENT TALENT SCOUTING TOTAL
RLY/

UNIT

QUOTA

RLY/

UNIT

QUOTA

RSPB

QUOTA

 
GROUP’C’

(a) CENTRAL,NORTHERN, EASTERN, SOUTHERN, SOUTH EASTERN, SOUTH CENTRAL, WESTERN, EAST CENTRAL, NORTH WESTERN.

15 10 5 30
(B) NORTH EASTERN, NORTHEAST FRONTIER, EAST COAST, NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH EAST CENTRAL, SOUTH WESTERN & WEST CENTRAL 10 7 3 20
(C) CLW,DLW,RCF & ICF 12 8 4 24
(D) DCW,W&AP,RDSO & METRO,

KOLKATA

5 3 2 10
GROUP’D’        
(A)    EACH DIVISION OF

ZONAL RAILWAYS

3 2 1 6
(B) EACH HEADQUARTER OF ZONAL RAILWAYS 4 2 2 8
(C) CLW, DLW & ICF 10 6 4 20
(D) RDSO 3 2 1 6
(E) DCW, RCF, W&AP &

METRO RLY. KOLKATA

5 3 2 10
(F) EACH WORKSHOPS HAVING THE STAFF STRENGTH OF 4000 OR MORE 2 1 - 3

 

These instructions come into force with immediate effect.

 

There is no change in other instructions stipulated in Board’s letter no.(Sports) 2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

 

 

RBE No. 63 /2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-1/8 dt. 16-4-03(RBE No. 63 /2003).

 

.         Sub: Inclusion of legally divorced daughter and widowed daughter

in the post-retirement Complimentary pass.

 

In terms of provisions in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) post-retirement complimentary passes are issued to Railway servants for self, wife/husband and children subject to the same conditions as applicable to Railway servants in service.  A doubt has arisen whether legally divorced daughter and widowed daughter can be treated as children for the purpose of issue of post-retirement complimentary pass.

 

  1. The issue has been examined and it is clarified that legally divorced daughter and widowed daughter may be included in the post-retirement complimentary pass as dependent relative of the retired Railway servants, provided they reside with retired Railway employees and subject to fulfillment of the income criteria laid down for the purpose.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.71/2003

Board’s letter no.(NG)I-2003/TR/7  dated .29-04-03(RBE No.71/2003).

 

Sub: Posting of physically handicapped candidates.

          In the PNM-AIRF a demand was raised regarding issue of instructions to the effect that physically handicapped Railway employees may be posted near their native place.  The matter was discussed in the PNM-AIRF meeting held on 5.4.03, when it was explained that instructions for posting of physically handicapped employees near their native place already exist vide this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)1/91/TR/13 dt.11.2.92. It was, however agreed to reiterate the relevant instructions.  Accordingly, the extant instructions in the matter as contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 11.2.92 (copy enclosed) are reiterated for information and guidance.

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(NG)1/91/TR/13 dt.11.2.92 (RBE No.23/92). SC No. 2 to MC 24

Sub: Posting of physically handicapped candidates.

          Please  find enclosed a copy of the Dept. of  Personnel & Training’s OM No.AB14017/41/90-Estt(RR) dt.10.5.90 on the above subject for information and necessary action. The instructions contained in this O.M. will be applicable to Railway employees mutatis mutandis.

 

Copy of  DOP&T’s OM No.AB.14017/41/90-Estt(RR) dt. 10.5.90

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Posting of physically handicapped candidates.

          The undersigned is directed to say that a suggestion has been made that physically handicapped candidates appointed under the Government should preferably be posted in their native places or atleast in their native district.  The matter has been examined carefully.  It may not be possible or desirable to lay down that physically handicapped employees belonging to Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ who have all  India transfer liability should be posted near their native places.  However, in the case of holders of Group ‘C’ or Group ‘D’ posts who have been recruited on regional basis and who are physically handicapped, such persons may be given posting, as far as possible, subject to administrative constraints, near their native places within the region.

 

Requests from physically handicapped employees for  transfer to or near  their native places may also be given preference.

 

Suitable instructions may also be issued to all subordinates.

 

RBE No.65/2003

Board’s letter no.(MPP)98/3/8 DT.22.4.03(RBE No.65/2003).

 

.         Sub: Approved modules for stage-wise training of Loco Running

Staff & other Safety  categories.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter of even No. dt.11.2.03 issued under RBE No.28/03, the modified training module Loco-RNG-8 and Loco-RNG-9 inadvertently did not contain course of “Train Dynamics”.  The modified training modules Loco-RNG-8 and Loco-RNG-9 incorporating “Train Dynamics issue” is enclosed and the same may be replaced with  the modules issued vide Board’s letter dt. 11.2.03.  All other items remain unchanged.

 

LOCO –RNG –8

DEPARTMENT : MECHANICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN     TRADE : DIESEL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for Asst. Drivers (Diesel)    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS) PERIODICITY : ONCE  IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration (Days)
RNG-231 LOCO & its sub-systems 1
RNG-232 Fuel Oil, Lube Oil, Water Cooling & Air system 2
RNG-233 Functioning of turbo Super Charger, Batteries 1
RNG-234 Idle & Shut down safety, over speed handle, other safety devices 1
RNG-235 Booking of repairs in log Book, Attending minor defects 1
RNG-175 MU operation and Brake systems 2
RNG-236 Train dynamics issues 1
RNG-178 GR & SR 1
RNG-179 System of Train working 1
RNG-180 Signals 1
RNG-181 Different types of forms ½
RNG-182 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-183 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 1
  Simulator Training  * 1
  Viva Voce 1
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

*  To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

LOCO –RNG –9

DEPARTMENT : MECHANICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE : STATION/TRAIN   TRADE : DIESEL DRIVERS

STAGE :   Refresher Course for all Diesel  Drivers (except Asst.Drivers)

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION  DURATION :  3 WEEKS (18 WORKING DAYS)

PERIODICITY : ONCE IN 3 YRS.

MOD. NO DESCRIPTION Duration (Days)
RNG-251 Advantages of various locos ½
RNG-252 Knowledge of Air charging system & Fuel oil system ½
RNG-253 Safety devices provided in Diesel Locos ½
RNG-254 Advantage of Air Brake system Over Vacuum brake system ½
RNG-255 Loco failures & trouble shooting /Fault finding 1
RNG-256 Types of Governor & their functions ½
RNG-257 Types of circuits ½
RNG 258 Train Dynamics issues 2
RNG-208 GR & SR 1
RNG-209 System of Train working 1
RNG-210 Signals 1
RNG-211 Different types of forms ½
RNG-212 Engineering Signals 1
RNG-213 Accident 1
RNG-184 Fire Fighting ½
  Trouble shooting on line 2
  Simulator Training  * 2
  Viva Voce 2
TOTAL   18 Wkg.Days

-

*  To be substituted by Line Training with LI in case simulator training facilities are not     available.

 

 

RBE No.66/2003

Board’s letter no.(G)96 LE 1/4 dt. 24.4.03(RBE No.66/2003).

 

Sub: Deficiencies in the maintenance of leave records –

         Need for radical system    improvement.

Instructions have been issued by the Board from time to time reiterating the need for proper maintenance, verification and timely updating of leave records.  Random checks have however revealed that these instructions are not being followed properly and there is lack of effective monitoring at appropriate levels.

 

2.       In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 06.12.2K read with the letter of same number dt. 2.7.01, the Railways were directed to constitute a committee of 3 JAG Officers, one each from the Personnel, Engineering and Accounts departments to examine in detail the working of the Personnel and Accounts Branches as regards maintenance of leave accounts, identify lacunae in the existing procedure, and suggest changes and prepare a detailed checklist for inspection of leave accounts by Executive and Accounts Departments.  The reports of the Committee received from some of the Railways/Production Units have been examined by the Board.

 

3.       The existing instructions on the procedure to be followed in the maintenance of leave records issued from time to time, last reiterated vide letter of even No. dt. 31.12.96 are hereby reiterated for strict compliance by the Zonal Railways.  It is also desired that the existing machinery for the maintenance of leave records may be suitably streamlined with a view to carrying out proper and effective monitoring of the system.

 

4.       In this connection, the following steps may please be taken, by your Railway to ensure effective implementation of the instructions on the maintenance of leave records:-

 

i)        Maintenance of leave pass book which should be updated regularly.

 

ii)       Computerization of leave accounts and its reflection in the salary slips.

iii)     Connectivity to be established between leave record dealer and the bill clerk.

iv)      System checks to be applied to the computerized systems where salary and leave are automatically linked up.

v)       System of checking leave accounts by Accounts Executive and Personnel      Officers needs to be intensified so as to cover all units in the next one year or so.

 

5.       The list is not exhaustive.  It is therefore imperative that any other steps considered necessary to plug the existing loopholes and bringing about improvement in the system may also be taken.

 

6.       Besides the above measures, it is also desired that the respective PHODs may prepare a detailed checklist for the conduct of inspections by all levels of officers.

 

7.       These instructions may be strictly complied with and action taken in the matter may be advised to the Board.

 

 

RBE No. 64/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)1-2002/PM 1/21 dt. 21.04.03 (RBE No. 64/2003).

 

Sub: Service condition for eligibility for selection in higher grade posts.

****

In terms of provisions contained in para 214(c) (i) and para 215(a) of IREM Vol. I, 1989, the staff in the immediate lower grade with a minimum two years service, unless a longer length of service in the lower grade has been stipulated, will only be eligible for promotion.  The condition of two years service should stand fulfilled at the time of actual promotion and not necessarily at the stage of consideration.  The condition of two years service may be relaxed by the Railways with the personal approval of the General Manager (except in the case of running categories) whenever such relaxation is found to be inescapable in the interest of the administration subject to the condition that a minimum qualifying service of one year has been completed in the immediate lower grade.

 

While observing the above procedure, more particularly in cases where General Managers permit relaxation of two years service condition in the immediate lower grade, a situation may arise when an employee gets promoted even though he has not yet satisfactorily completed the prescribed period of probation which is uniformly  two years in the  recruitment grade and one year in the promotion grade, vide paragraphs 112 and 113 respectively in Section ‘F’, Chapter-I, IREM, Vol.-1, 1989, as incorporated vide ACS Nos. 58 and 124 respectively.  It is clarified that it has not been and it is not the intention that an employee gets promoted to the next grade when he is still under probation and his suitability for retention in the relevant grade is under observation.  The matter has accordingly been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways.  It has been decided that while effecting promotion, it should be ensured that the employee concerned has successfully/satisfactorily completed the prescribed period of probation in the relevant feeder grade.

 

(This also disposes of the ICF’s letter No.PB/RL/5/Vol.VII dt.10.01.2002)

 

 

Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-8/2 dt. 5.5.03.

 

Sub: Provision of Companion in lieu of Attendant to senior citizen 1 Class/1-A   post-retirement complimentary pass holders.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even No. dt. 05.01.99.

It has come to the notice of Board that certain Railways are allowing Companion provided to senior citizen retired Railway employees/widows holding First Class/1-A post-retirement complimentary pass/widow pass to travel in higher class, instead of II/SL Class, on payment of difference of fare between II/SL class and higher class.

 

  1. Companion allowed to First Class/1-A pass-holding Senior Citizen/widows and who are above the age of 65 years,  is in lieu of Attendant.  In terms of relevant provisions in the Pass Rules, Attendants have to travel in II/SL class only.  Further, vide Rule 3(x) of Pass Rules, only pass-holders are allowed to travel in higher class.  There is no provision either in the Pass Rules or in the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dt.  05.01.99 for companion to travel in higher class on payment of difference of fare.  The practice of issuing tickets in higher class to companions, instead of entitled class, may therefore be stopped forthwith.

 

 

RBE No. 70/2003

f Board’s letter No. E (W)2003/WE-1/3 dt. 23.04.03(RBE No. 70/2003).

 

Sub: Homoeopathic/Ayurvedic Dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund – Enhancement of honorarium of Physicians.

1.       In pursuance of recommendations of the Committee on Petitions of the Lok Sabha, Ministry of Railways have decided to revise the honorarium payable to the Physicians engaged by the Staff Benefit Fund Committees in the Homoeopathic/Ayurvedic Dispensaries as follows:-

 

Present                 Revised

(a) Physicians engaged to work for                                 Rs.3,000 p.m.      Rs.4,500 p.m.

around eight hours a day

 

(b) Physicians engaged to work for                                   Rs.2,500 p.m.       Rs.3,200 p.m.

around four hours a day

 

  1. These orders would be effective from the year 2003-2004.

 

3.       At present, the expenditure on homoeopathic/ayurvedic dispensaries, viz. Physicians’ honorarium   and subsidy on medicines, is met out of allocation provided under Staff Benefit Fund for the purpose, i.e. Rs.2.50 per capita.  Any shortfall that may arise between the requirement of funds and the allocation under SBF for this purpose is met from the existing budget allotments under the head “Medical Services” (Authority Board’s letter no.(W)90 WE1-24, dt.18.03.91)

 

4.       The additional expenditure necessitated due to the revision in the honorarium of the physicians under these orders would also be met through re-appropriation from the head “Medical Services” as additional ad hoc contribution to the SBF, and the Medical Budget would be suitably augmented.  In this connection, CPOs would advise CMDs about the additional funds required on this account so that the same could be reflected in the budgetary estimates.

 

5.       In case of the Zonal Railways, expenditure on this account is chargeable to Demand No.,11(Staff Welfare & Amenities) Minor head “Medical Services” (Control and superindence at Headquarters and Divisions) .  In case of Production Units, etc., the expenditure would be chargeable to corresponding heads of account.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 73/2003

Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2003/PF 1/1 dt. 02.05.03(RBE No. 73/2003).

 

Sub: State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2003-04.

The accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund for the financial year beginning on 01.04.03 shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) per annum.

 

  1. In this connection a copy of Resolution No. F5(1)-PD/2003 dt. 12.3.03 received from the Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Economic Affairs) is also enclosed for inf. and guidance.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance  & Company Affairs (Department of Economic Affairs)  New Delhi, Resolution No.F.5(1)-PD/2003 dated 12th March 2003  (Published in Part I Section 1 of  Gazette of India).

 

 

R E S O L U T I O N

It is announced for general information that during the year 2003-2004, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight  per cent) per annum.  This rate will be in force during the financial year beginning on 01.04.2003.  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 Ordinance Factories Workmen’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.76/2003                                                                                               

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2001/AL-29/2 dt.5/12.5.03 (RBE No.76 /2003).

 

Sub: Washing Allowance to Dressers/Operation Theatre Assistants.

 

A doubt has been raised whether Washing Allowance shall be payable to Dresser/Operation Theatre Assistants who were previously in Group ‘D’ scales and have now been allowed Group ‘C’ scales.

 

The matter has been examined. None of the Group ‘C’ staff, except staff car drivers, are paid Washing Allowance.  Accordingly, Board have decided that Washing Allowance being paid to those Dressers/Operation Theatre Assistants who have been allowed Group ‘C’ scales, as per Vth CPC recommendations, should be discontinued immediately i.e. w.e.f. 1.5.2003.  Past cases, decided otherwise need not be reopened.

 

 

RBE No.67/2003.

Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2002/PNI/29 dt. 24.4.03, (RBE No.67/2003).

 

Sub:  Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 5th  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.

In continuation of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2002/PNI/29 dt.3.9.02 extending the date of submission of application for revision of pension/family pension of pre and post-1986 pensioners/family pensioners upto 31.12.02, a copy of DOP & PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part-III dt.26.3.03 extending the date of submission of application further upto 30th September, 2003 is circulated for information and guidance.  These instructions will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

 

DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-PW(A) Part IV dt.8.5.98, 30.11.98 and 17.12.98 and O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part III dt. 18.7.01 and 2.4.02 were circulated/adopted on the Railways vide Board’s letters No.F(E)III/98/PNI/11 dt.5.6.98, 23.12.98, F(E)III/98/PNI/29 dt.15.1.99 and letters No.F (E)III/2000/PNI/61 dt.23.8.01 and F(E)III/2002/PNI/29 dt.3.9.02 respectively.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare’s Office Memorandum No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part-III dated 26th March 2003

 

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the

5th 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 this Department’s OM of even number dated 02.04.02 extending the date of submission of applications for revision of pension/family pension of pre-1986 pension/family pensioners upto 31.12.02.  Representations have been received in this department for extending the date for submission of applications beyond 31.12.02.  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 30.09.03.  However, Defence civilian pensioners will continue to be governed by 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.(1)45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part IV dt.08.05.98 read with OM dt.30.11.98 and dt.17.12.98 for submission of applications by the pensioners covered under these OM upto 30.09.03.

 

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 Officer and attached and Subordinate Offices under them on top priority basis.  All Pension Disbursing Authorities are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of the pensioners/family pensioners.

 

 

RBE No.75/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/13 dt.5.5.03 (RBE No.75 /2003).

 

Sub: Mobility of personnel between Railways and Autonomous Bodies – Counting of past service – discharging of DCRG liability by  Autonomous bodies where pension scheme is not in operation.

 

Detailed instructions regarding mobility of personnel between Railways and Autonomous Bodies and counting of past service for pension were circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.85 on the basis of O.M.No.28/10/84-Pension Unit dt.29.8.84 issued by Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.  With reference to the said O.M.dt.29.8.84, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare have now issued further instructions vide their O.M.No.28/19/2002-P&PW(B) dt.19.2.2003 which is  circulated for information and guidance as the instructions contained therein apply mutatis-mutandis on the Railways also.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M.No.28/19/2002-P&PW(B) dated 19.2.2003.

 

Sub: Mobility of personnel between Central Government Deptt. and Autonomous Bodies -Counting of past service – discharging of DCRG liability by Autonomous bodies where pension scheme is not in operation.

 

Instructions relating to mobility of personnel between Central Government Departments and autonomous bodies and counting of past service came into existence by issue of DP&AR’s O.M.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984.  There were various conditions laid down in above order which are required to be fulfilled to make an employee eligible for counting of past service. Para 3 (b) of above O.M. provided procedure to be followed  on mobility of personnel to and from a body where pension scheme is not in operation.  It has been provided in para-3(b)(i) that on mobility of personnel from an autonomous body governed by CPF Scheme to another similar body, the amount of employees subscription in CPF, employers share of CPF plus interest may be transferred to his new provident fund  account with the consent of  that body.  Para-3(b)(ii) of above order provides that on mobility of employee from autonomous body governed by CPF Scheme to Central Government Department, that body will pay employers share of CPF contribution to the Government Department.  The Government employees who were in service on 1.1.1986 and who were governed by CPF Scheme were made entitled for DCRG.  In view of above, this Department has been receiving references from various Ministries whether on mobility of personnel from autonomous body governed by CPF scheme, that body will be required to discharge DCRG liability to the Government/new autonomous body, as the case may be, for the purpose of counting of past service or not.

 

2.       This matter has been considered and the President has been pleased to decide that in the cases of mobility of personnel, with proper consent from autonomous bodies governed by CPF Scheme to Government Department or another Autonomous Body, the parent Autonomous Body will be required to discharge pensionary/terminal liability, for the purpose of counting of past service as under:

 

In the cases of mobility of personnel from autonomous bodies where CPF Scheme is in operation to other similar autonomous bodies, besides transferring CPF to new autonomous body,  previous autonomous body will be required to discharge pro-rata DCRG liability to new body.

 

In the cases of mobility of personnel from autonomous bodies where CPF Scheme is in operation to Government Departments or autonomous bodies where pension scheme is in operation, the previous body will be required to transfer employers share of CPF contribution plus pro-rata DCRG liability to new Department or body.

 

3.       Para-3(b) of the DP&AR’s O.M.No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984, as amended from time to time, may be treated as amended to the extent indicated in this Office Memorandum.  All other conditions laid down in the above order will remain unaltered.

 

4.       These orders will be applicable in the cases of mobility of personnel w.e.f. 1.1.1986 and parent Autonomous Body will be required to transfer DCRG liability for the entire period of service rendered by the employee in that body, alongwith employers share of CPF contribution.

 

5.       This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their I.D.No.486/E.V/2002 dated 2.8.2002 & with the concurrence of office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India vide their I.D.No.233-Audit(Rules)51-2001 dated 26.11.2002.

 

 

 

RBE No.80/2003

Board’s letter No. 99/E(RRB)25/11 dt .8.5.03 (RBE No.80 /2003)

 

Sub: Recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts.

Ref: Board’s letter No.99/RRB/25/11 dated 27.11.2001.

 

After re-organization of Zonal Railway(s)/Division(s) and creation of 7 new Zonal Railways and 8 Divisions, jurisdiction of Railway Recruitment Boards has been revised vide RRCB No.8/2003 dated 28.3.2003.

 

Accordingly, Annexure-I to Board’s letter dated 27.11.2001 referred to above indicating Nodal and Participating RRBs for recruitment of Group ‘D’ categories of staff has been modified.

 

Recruitment for Group ‘D’ posts will be done by RRBs as per the revised jurisdiction given in Annexure-I.

 

Further, item 10 of Annexure II containing guidelines for Recruitment of Group ‘D’ has also been revised as under:

Existing Item 10 of Annexure II Revised
Existing directives for obtaining Board’s prior approval for filling up Group ‘D’ vacancies through open market recruitment will continue to apply. Instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1/21 dated 17.1.2003 stipulating that Railways need not take prior approval of the Board while placing indents before the RRBs for open market recruitment in Group ‘D’.  However, open market recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts for Financial Year 2003-2004 is subject to Railway Board’s letter no.(NG)II/2003/RR-5/3 dated 9.4.2003.

 

ANNEXURE-I

Revised list of Nodal RRBs indicating Divisions/Production Units catered by them for recruitment to Group ‘D’ categories of staff.

 

Nodal RRB Participating RRBs Division/Production Units
Mumbai None HQ Office of Central Railway, Mumbai (CST), Bhusawal, Nagpur (CR), Sholapur & Pune Divisions.
Ahmedabad Mumbai HQ Office of Western Railway, Mumbai Central, Vadodara, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, Ratlam & Ahmedabad divisions.
Chandigarh Jammu – Srinagar HQ Office of Northern Railway, Delhi , Ambala, Lucknow (NR), Moradabad and Ferozepur divisions.

DCW/RCF

Kolkata Malda HQ Office of Eastern Railway, Howrah, Sealdah, Asansol and Malda divisions

HQ Office of S.E.Railway & Kharagpur division

Other than ST quota of DH Railway Section of Katihar division of N.F.Railway.

CLW & Metro Railway

Chennai Trivandrum HQ Office of Southern Railway, Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirapalli, Palghat & Trivandrum divisions.

ICF

Gorakhpur None HQ Office of N.E.Railway, Lucknow (NER), Izatnagar & Varanasi divisions

RDSO

Guwahati Patna HQ Office of N.F.Railway, Alipurduar, Lumding, Tinsukia, Rangiya and Katihar divisions
Ranchi None Ranchi and Adra divisions of S.E.Railway ST Quota of Chakradharpur division of S.E.Railway Danapur, Mughalsarai and Dhanbad divisions of E.C.Railway and

Katihar division of N.F.Railway.

Secunderabad None HQ Office of S.C.Railway, Hyderabad , Secunderabad, Guntakal, Vijayawada, Guntur and Nanded divisions.

Waltair division of East Coast Railway

Ajmer None HQ Office of N.W.Railway, Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur & Bikaner divisions
Patna Muzaffarpur HQ Office of E.C.Railway, Danapur, Mughalsari and Dhanbad divisions (except ST Quota of these three divisions) Samastipur & Sonpur divisions
Allahabad None HQ Office of N.C.Railway, Allahabad, Jhansi and Agra divisions

DLW

Bangalore None HQ Office of S.W.Railway, Hubli, Bangalore and Mysore divisions.

Rail Wheel Factory

Bhopal None HQ Office of W.C.Railway, Jabalpur, Bhopal & Kota divisions

HQ Office of SEC Railway, Bilaspur, Nagpur (S.E.C.Railway) & Raipur divisions

Bhubaneswar Ranchi HQ Office of East Coast Railway, Kurda Road & Sambalpur divisions.

Chakradharpur division of S.E.Railway (Except ST Quota.

 

 

 

RBE No.74/2003

Board’s letter No.Pc-V/97/1/9/6 dated 6.5.2003 (PC-V/369,RBE No.74 /2003).

 

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner -

        Revised rates effective from 01.01.2003.

 

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/2/2003-P&PW(G) dated 10.04.2003 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action a. 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:-

S.No. Para No. No.& date of  Deptt.of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No.&  date of Corresponding orders issued by Railway Board
1. 1. 42/2/2002-PPW(G) dtd.31.10.2002 PC-V/97/I/96 dated 27.11.2002 (RBE No.214/2002, S.No.PC-V/359)
2. 2. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dt.23.2.98 N.A.
3. 3. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dt.14.7.98

4/29/99-P&PW(D) dt.12.7.2000

F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dt.18.8.98
4. 4&5 45/52/97-P&PW(E) 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. 7. 45/73/97-P&PW(G dt.2.7.99 F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dt.5.8.99

 

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s Office Memorandum No.42/2/2003-P&PW(G) dated 10.4.2003.

 

Sub: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners -

Revised rate effective from 01.01.2003.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.42/2/2002-P&PW(G) dated 31.10.2002 sanctioning the installment of dearness relief admissible from 1.7.2002 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 01.01.1996) at the rate of 55% w.e.f. 01.0.1.2003 in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 31.10.2002 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 Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/family of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.1275/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No.23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.02.1998.

 

  1. Central Government Employees who had drawn Lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible 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 14.07.1998 will also be  entitled to the payment of DR @ 55% w.e.f. 01.01.2003 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in Para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98.  In this connection, instructions contained in this Deptt.’s O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000 refer.

 

  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 01.11.1997 under this Department’s O.M.No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 55% w.e.f. 01.01.2003.

 

  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 @ 47% w.e.f. 01.01.2003.

 

(i)                The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 01.01.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 01.01.1986 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 will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999.  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 offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioner etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No.528-TA,II/84/80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals 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 Indian Audit and Accounts Department these orders issued on consultation with the C&AG.

 

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O.No.266/EV/2003 dated 8th April,2003.

 

 

RBE No.72/2003

Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/EC/I(Gp.B) dt. 30.4.03(RBE No.72/2003)

 

Sub: Amendment to the Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 1997.

Gazette Notification with G.S.R. No.357 (E) dt.25.4.03 (RBE No.69/2003, S.No.C-V/367) regarding amendment to the Railway Services Revised Rules, 1997, effective from 25.4.03, is enclosed herewith for necessary action.

 

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Railway Board)

NOTIFICATION

 

RBE NO.69/2003      New Delhi, the 25th April, 2003

 

G.S.R.357(E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso of Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules in Amendment to the Railway Service(Revised pay) Rules, 1997 namely:-

 

1.(1) This rules may be called Railway Services(Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2003.

(2) They shall come into force on the ;date of publication of this notification in the

Official Gazette.

2.Below Note 5 in the First Schedule to the Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 1997,

Note 6 may be inserted as under:–

 

“(6)In the case of Group ‘B’ officers of all Organised Services other than Accounts Department of the Railways, the revised scale S-14(Rs.7500-12000) will be operated to the extent of 20% of the total No. of Group ‘B’ officers on roll, including the group ‘B’ officers already officiating in senior scale of Rs.10000-15200 on ad-hoc basis.  The revised scale S-15(Rs.8000-13500) will be operated to the extent of 80% of the Group ‘B’ officers on roll including the Group ‘B’ officers officiating in senior scale on ad-hoc basis.   The posts in the grade Rs.8000-13500 will be filled from amongst Group ‘B’  officers in the grade Rs.7500-12000 with a minimum of three years of regular service in Group ‘B’.  For this purpose, the Group ‘B’ officers officiating in senior scale on adhoc basis will as be notionally placed in the grade Rs.8000-13500 while continuing to  officiate in senior scale.  The number of posts to be operated in the scale Rs.8000-13500 will be determined in reference to the Group ‘B’ officers on roll including Group ‘B’ officers officiating in senior scale adhoc basis as on the date of this notification for the purpose of placement in the grade Rs.8000-13500 initially, and as on 1st January and 1st July of each year for the year 2004 and subsequent years.”

 

Explanatory Memorandum

 

The Railway Services(Revised Pay) Amendment Rules, 2003 have been made to extend the benefit of the recommendations made by the Fifth Central Pay Commission, with respect to pay scales of Group ‘B’ Service of Accounts Department in the Railways, to all other Organized Railway Services.

 

 

RBE No.79/2003

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2002/PS-5/PE.3 dt.12.5.2003 (PC-V/370,RBE No.79 /2003).

 

Sub: Revision of pay scales (Senior and Selection Scales) for primary

        School Teachers in Railway Schools – clarification.

          Ref: Board’s letter No.PC-V/98/I/11/26 dated 08.01.99, 19.04.99

                  and E(P&A)I-2002/PS-5/PE-3 dated 05.07.2002.

          The Senior and Selection Grade scales of pay of Primary School teachers in the Railway School were revised vide Board’s letter of even number dated 05.07.2002.  It is clarified that these revised scales are applicable to the Miscellaneous categories of Teachers such as Music, Art, Craft, Physical Education teacher etc. whose scale of pay was equivalent to that of Primary School teachers, before issue of orders dated 05.07.2002.

 

These scales of pay are also applicable to Junior School teachers of Oak Grove School, Kharapani under Northern Railway.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 83/2003

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2002/RG 6-13 dt. 14.5.03 (RBE No. 83/2003).

 

Sub: Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968 – Choice   of           Retired Railway Servants as Defence Assistant – Conditions Regarding.

 

In terms of Item (iv) of para 1 of Board’s letter no.(D&A)92/RG6-148 dated 5.11.1992, a retired railway servant can act as a Defence Assistant in disciplinary cases in a maximum of five cases at a time.  It has  now been decided to enhanced the above ceiling to seven cases at a time.  Accordingly, Item (iv) of para 1 of Board’s letter of 5.11.92 may be substituted as under:-

 

“The retired railway servant concerned should not act as a defence helper in more than seven cases at a time.  The retired railway servant should satisfy the inquiring authority that he does not have more than seven cases at hand including the case in question”.

 

The above has the approval of the President.

 

 

RBE No.82/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/CR/2 dt. 12.5.2003 (RBE No.82/2003).

Sub: Confidential Reports of non-gazetted staff.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letters no.(NG)I-86/CR/5 dated 22.4.1987, no.(NG)I-99/CR/1 dated 16.12.1999 and no.(NG)I-2002/CR/2 dated 12.4.2002 on the above subject.

 

It has been decided by the Board that with the objective of encouraging the use of Raj Basha, commendable work done by the staff in this area should be mentioned in the Annual Confidential Reports.  For this purpose, an additional column ““Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha”” should be included in part III of the Confidential report forms in item 3 of various Annexures as under:-

 

Annexures After the existing columns as column
Annexure I 3(j) Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha.
Annexure II 3(i) Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha
Annexure III 3(j) Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha
Annexure IV 3(j) Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha.

 

2.1     In Annexure V, the relevant column should be added after the existing column 7 as under:

 

Annexure V 7A: Communication skill including remarks on commendable work done in Raj Bhasha.

 

 

RBE No. 85/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2003/AL-28/5 dt. 23.5.03 (RBE No. 85/2003).

 

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

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)I/99/AL-28/14 dated 9.3.2000.

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 1603 of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.II/1990, First Reprint, may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.52.

 

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.52

IREC,Vol.II, (First Reprint, 1990)

 

In Rule 1603 of R-II First Reprint, 1990 the following para (2) may be added below para (1):-

 

“2.      Non-Practicing Allowance will be reckoned as Basic Pay for computing TA/DA entitlements including Composite Transfer Grant”.

 

 

RBE No. 86/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM1/6 dt. 23.5.03 (RBE No. 86 /2003).

 

Sub: Minimum service condition for promotion – Medically

        decategorised staff absorbed in Alternative post – Reg.

 

In terms of extant procedure, a person is required to render a minimum of two years service in the immediate lower grade for promotion.  The procedure also provides that if a junior employee becomes eligible for promotion by virtue of his having completed two years service in the relevant grade, his senior will also be eligible for promotion even though the senior has not completed the minimum residency period of two years.

2.       A question has been raised by NFIR whether a medically decategorised staff absorbed in alternative post has to complete the prescribed minimum service in the new cadre before he is considered eligible for promotion or whether  the service  rendered by him in his original cadre in the same or equivalent grade is to be reckoned towards the prescribed period of service in the relevant grade in the new cadre.  It is clarified that while the prescribed period of service will be required to be completed in the new cadre, the procedure indicated above regarding eligibility of a senior with reference to eligibility of a junior, wherever necessary, will also apply in the case of promotion of medically decategorised staff absorbed in alternative posts.

 

RBE No. 81/2003

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2003/6/5 dt. 8.5.2003 (RBE No. 81/2003)

 

      Sub: Rebates to the Graduates of State Council of Vocational

Training under the  Apprentice Training Scheme.

 

Please find enclosed herewith a copy of a Notification issued by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour’s letter regarding allowing rebate to the graduates of State Vocational Training under the Apprenticeship Training Scheme. The same may be implemented wherever Apprentices are trained under Apprentices Act, 1961.

 

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 25th February, 2003.

 

G.S.R. 102 – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 ( C of 1961), the Central Government, after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, namely:-

1.(1) These rules may be called the Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2003.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Schedule I-B to the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, after the existing entries, the following shall be     inserted, namely:-

 

TABLE

Board/State Council of Technical Education/

Other Authority

Trade Test/Examination Trade/Subject fields Trade(s) in the category of trade Apprentices Period of Apprentice-ship Training
“State Council for Vocational Training and Vocational Examination Board, Gujarat State State Trade Test Machinist (Grinder)

Refrigeration and air-conditioning Mechanic

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

Draughtsman (Mechanical)

Electronic Mechanic

Surveyor

Instrument Mechanic

(Chemical Plant)

 

 

 

Attendant Operator

(Chemical Plant)

 

 

 

Laboratory Assistant

(Chemical Plant

 

 

 

Mechanic Maintenance

(Chemical Plant)

Electrician

Instrument Mechanic

Sheet Metal Worker

Plastic Processing Operator

Hair and Skin Car

Carpenter

Welder (Gas and Electric)

Mechanic (Diesel)

Desk Top Publishing Operator

 

Dress Making

Fitter

Turner

Machinist

Wireman

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Mechanic Tractor

Plumber

Book Binder

Embroidery and needle Work

Painter General

Pattern Maker

Machinist (Grinder)

Refrigeration and Air-

Conditioning Mechanic

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

Draughtsman(Mechanical)

Electronics Mechanic

Survey

Instrument Mechanic

(Chemical Plant)

Instrument Mechanic

(Chemical Plant)

 

Attendant Operator

(Chemical Plant)

Attendant Operator

(Chemical Plant)

 

Laboratory Assistant

(Chemical Plant)

Laboratory Assistant

(Chemical Plant)

 

Mechanic Maintenance

(Chemical Plant)

Electrician

Instrument Mechanic

Sheet Metal Worker

Plastic Processing Operator

Hair and Skin Carer

Carpenter

Welder (Gas and Electric)

Mechanic (Diesel)

Desk Top Publishing Operator

 

Dress Maker

Fitter

Turner

Machinist

Wireman

Mechanic(Motor Vehicle)

Mechanic Tractor

Plumber

Book Binder

Embroidery and needle Worker

Painter General

Pattern Maker

2 years

2 years

 

 

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years(for 10th pass)

1 yr & 3 mths

(for B.Sc.Pass)

 

2 years (for 10th pass)

1 yr & 3  mths for B.Sc.Pass)

 

2 years(for 10th Pass)

1 yr & 3  mths for B.Sc.Pass)

2 years

 

2 years

2 years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

 

1 ½ years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 years

2 years

State Council for Vocational Training, Rajasthan, Jodhpur State Trade Test Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

 

Electronic Mechanic

Surveyor

Electrician

Plastic Processing Operator

Carpenter

Welder

Mechanic (Diesel)

Dress Making

Fitter

Machinist

Wireman

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Plumber

Mechanic Tractor

Pump Operator-cum-

Mechanic

Embroidery and Needle Work

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

 

Electronic Mechanic

Surveyor

Electrician

Plastic Processing Operator

Carpenter

Welder [Gas & Electric)

Mechanic (Diesel)

Dress Maker

Fitter

Machinist

Wireman

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Plumber

Mechanic Tractor

Pump Operator-cum-

Mechanic

Embroidery and Needle Worker

2 years

 

 

2 years

 

2 years

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 ½ years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

 

1 ½ years

State Council for Vocational Training Bihar, Patna State Traded Test Mechanic Tractor

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

 

Draughtsman (Mechanical)

Electronics Mechanic

Surveyor

Electrician

Plastic Processing Operator

Mechanic (Diesel)

Fitter

Refrigeration and Air-

Conditioning Mechanic

Instrument Mechanic

Book Binding

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Watch and Clock Repairer

Mechanic Tractor

 

Draughtsman (Civil)

 

Draughtsman (Mechanical)

Electronics Mechanic

Surveyor

Electrician

Plastic Processing Operator

Mechanic (Diesel)

Fitter

Refrigeration and Air-

Conditioning Mechanic

Instrument Mechanic

Book Binding

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

MechanicWatch and Clock

2 ½ years

 

2 years

 

2 years

2 years

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

2 years

2 years

 

2 years

1 ½ years

2 years

2 years

 

State Council for Vocational Training Goa, Panji Final Trade Test of Craftsmen Mechanic Refrigeration

And Air-conditioning

Draughtsman(Civil)

Electronic Mechanic

Electrician

Welder

Mechanic (Diesel)

Fitter

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Desk Top Publication Operator

Hair and Skin Care

Mechanic Tractor

Refrigeration And Air-conditioning Mechanic

Draughtsman(Civil)

Electronics Mechanic

Electrician

Welder(Gas and Electric)

Mechanic (Diesel)

Fitter

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Desk Top Publishing Operator

Hair and Skin Care

Tractor Mechanic

2 years

 

2 years

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

State Council of Vocational Training, Madhya Pradesh, Jabalpur Trade Test under State Council of Vocational Training Mechanic Refrigeration

And Air-conditioning

Electronic

Electrician

Welder

Mechanic (Diesel)

Fitter

Motor Mechanic

Plastic Processing

Operator

Plumber

Wireman

Instrument Mechanic

Carpenter

Refrigeration

And Air-conditioning Mechanic

Electronics Mechanic

Electrician

Welder (Gas & Electric)

Diesel Mechanic

Fitter

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Plastic Processing

Operator

Plumber

Wireman

Instrument Mechanic

Carpenter

2 years

 

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

2 ½ years

2 years

2 years

1 ½ years

 

2 ½ years

2 years

2  years

2 ½ years

State Council for Vocational Training, Chennai, Tamil Nadu State Council for Vocational Training Trade Test Data Preparation and

Computer Software

 

Electrician

Mechanic (Diesel)

Welder

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Plumber

Fitter

Desk Top Publishing Operator

Mechanic Refrigeration

And Air-conditioning

Data Preparation and

Computer Software

 

Electrician

Mechanic (Diesel)

Welder (Gas & Electric)

Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)

Plumber

Fitter

Desk Top Publishing Operator

Refrigeration And Air-conditioning Mechanic

1 ½ years

 

 

2 years

2 ½ years

1 ½ years

2 years

2 ½ years

2 years

1 ½ years

 

2 years

 

 

 

RBE No.78/2003

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4 dt.9.5.03 (RBE No.78/2003).

 

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

 

Ref: Board’s letters No.(i) E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15 dated 16.5.1988, (ii) E(P&A)II-95/ HRA-3 dated 14.2.1996, (iii) E(P&A)II-99/HRA-2 dated 12.7.1999 & 16.3.2000, and  (iv) No. E(P&A)II-2002/HRA-4 dated 16.10.2002.

 

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other heads of organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to railway servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of railway employees specified therein.  This delegation of powers was valid upto 31.3.2003.

 

2.     The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.3.2003 has been engaging the attention of the Board.  On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified from time to time, w.e.f. 1.4.2003 upto 31.3.2010 whereafter the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc. directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the  position of availability of railway accommodation under their control.

 

3.     In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

 

4      This delegation is also subject to the over-riding condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.84/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2000/PN1/57 dt.20.5.03 (RBE No.84 /2003, PC-V/371).

 

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the

         5th Pay Commission – instructions of provisions regulating pension/

        commutation of pension – Clarification regarding gratuity.

….

 

A copy of DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dt.18.2.2003 on the above mentioned subject is circulated for information and guidance.  These instructions will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

 

DOP&PW’s O.M.No.7/1/95-P&PW(F) dt.14.7.1995 and O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dt.4.12.2001 referred to therein were adopted for circulation on the Railways vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/95/DCRG dt.8.8.1995 and No.F(E)III/97/PN1/22 dt.25.2.2002 respectively.  CCS(Pension) Rules,1972 correspond to the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dtd.18.2.2002.

 

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the

5th Pay Commission – instructions of provisions regulating pension/

commutation of pension – Clarification .

 

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations have been received seeking extension of applicability of the definition of emoluments to include DA with the basic pay to pre-1996 retirees after issue of this Department’s OM of even number dated 4.12.2001.  The following points are clarified:-

 

  1. The 5th CPC in its Second Interim Report had recommended that Dearness Allowance linked to average All India Consumer Price Index (AICPI) 1201.66 as on 1.7.1993 had to be treated as Dearness Pay for reckoning emoluments for the purpose of Death-cum-Retirement Gratuity under CCS(Pension) Rules,1972 and ceiling on DCRG enhanced from Rs.1 lakh to Rs.2.50 lakhs.  This recommendation was to be implemented w.e.f. 1.4.1995.  After accepting the recommendation by the Government O.M.No.7/1/95-P&PW(F) dated 14.7.1995 was issued which will be effective only from 1.4.1995.

 

  1. The Final Recommendations of 5th CPC took effect only from 1.1.1996 and this date was accepted by the Government.  As such inclusion of DA in the definition of emoluments for all kind of gratuity and ceiling on DCRG enhanced from Rs.2.50 to Rs.3.50 lakhs, will be only with effect from 1.1.1996.

 

This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their UO No.934/EV/2000 dt.29.1.2003.

 

 

RBE No.90/2003

Board’s letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dt.4.6.03 (RBE No.90 /2003).

 

Sub: Procedures to be adopted for RRBs -Recommendations by

High Level Committee on Psycho-Testing on Indian    Railways.

 

Ref: Board’s letter no.(RRB)-2000/23/9 dated 13.10.2000.

 

The recommendations in respect of procedures for adoption by RRBs as made by High Level Committee on Psychotesting on Indian Railways have been considered and approved by the RRCB as under:-

 

  1. Psycho Test for the ‘identified categories’ should be continued both ‘at the time of recruitment’ as well as at the stage of ‘in service promotion’.  However, instead of calling it ‘Psycho-Test’, it should, henceforth, be named as ‘Aptitude Test’.

 

  1. The following categories of staff and stages only are recommended for Aptitude Test for the time being.
Direct Recruitment At the stage of In-service Promotion
(a)  ASM

(b)  Assistant Driver (Diesel/Electric)

(c) Motorman

(EMU/     MEMU/DMU)

(a)  ASM

(b)  Assistant Driver(Diesel/Electric)

(c)   Motorman (EMU/MEMU/DMU)

(d)  For deployment of High Speed Driver [beyond          110 KMPH]

(It need not be given to drivers of Rajdhani/Shatabdi Express running at lower speeds; but drivers running even non-Shatabdi/Rajdhani trains running over 110 Kmph should be subjected to the test)

 

 

  1. Out of both the components i.e. Written Test & Aptitude Test,  for selection for the safety category the Written Test will contain 100/110/120/140 questions i.e. maximum marks 100/110/120/140, which would be converted to 70 marks base and Aptitude Test of 30 marks maximum.  Marks obtained in written test should be added to marks obtained in Aptitude Test to prepare a combined merit list on basis of total marks of 100.  However, a candidate is required to obtain minimum qualifying pass marks in written test.  A candidate who fail to obtain minimum qualifying marks in written test would not be called for “Aptitude Test”.  Further a candidate must obtain minimum laid down qualifying marks on basis of “aggregate of both the written and aptitude test” also.

 

  1. Ratio of candidates to be called for aptitude test vis-à-vis number of vacancies, would be as per instructions issued vide Railway Board letter no.(RRB)2000/23/9 dated 13.10.2000 for the time being.  It may be reviewed after a year or so, if necessary, after gaining experience.  Further ED/Psycho/RDSO confirmed that Test Batteries for administering “Aptitude Test” would be ready by July,2003.  So any Employment Notice issued after 1.9.2003, should incorporate “Aptitude Test” in lieu of “Psycho Test” for the specified safety categories.  All existing/on-going selections would be finalized as per Employment Notice already issued.

 

Instructions  issued vide Railway Board’s letter no.(RRB)2000/23/9 dated 13.10.2000, would continue to be followed.

 

 

RBE No.89/2003.

Board’s letter No. E(G)98 QR1-10 dt.2.6.03 (RBE No.89 /2003).

 

Sub: Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by the Railway Officers/staff posted as faculty of the Training Institutions.

 

The question of admissibility of the benefit of retention of Railway quarters at the previous place of posting in favour of the officers/staff posted as faculty members to the Training Institutions has been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that officers and staff on their posting to Training Institutes as faculty members may be permitted to retain Railway quarters at the previous place of posting for a maximum period of two years from the date of relief on payment of normal rent/flat rate of licence fee.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.88/2003

Board’s letter No.  E(W)97PS5/1/62 dt.30.5.03 (RBE No.88 /2003).

 

Sub: Issue of 2nd Class ‘A’ Pass to eligible Railway employees.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 1.2.99

 

While prescribing pay limit for grant of First Class Pass to Railway employees consequent upon revision of pay scale under Fifth Central Pay Commission it was indicated in Board’s letter dated 1.2.1999 that employees who are in pay scales Rs.5000-8000 and 5500-9000 and drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or above but less than Rs.7600/- shall be eligible for 2nd Class ‘A’ passes which shall be entitled to travel by AC 3-tier.  It was also specified that 2nd Class ‘A’ Pass shall be of yellow colour.

 

2.       It is clarified that Railway employees who have become eligible for issue of 2nd Class ‘A’ passes are actually entitled to Second Class pass only.  Therefore, all the attributes of Second Class Passes shall also be applicable to 2nd Class ‘A’, Passes, with the additional facility that Second Class Pass holders are eligible to travel in 3-AC, in trains other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi expresses. Their entitlement in Jan Shatabdi trains, shall be the same as that of Second Class Pass holders.  In Second Class 50 kg luggage for each adult and half that quantity for each child has been allowed.  The same free luggage may be allowed in case of 2nd Class ‘A’ Passes also.

 

3.       It is requested that necessary action to get the 2nd Class ‘A’ Passes in yellow colour printed may be taken early for issue to the eligible Railway employees.

 

4.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Board’s office.

 

 

RBE No.87/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)97PS5-1/71 dt.30.5.2003 (RBE No.87 /2003).

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTO to dependent relatives -

        Raising the income ceiling.

 

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 27.12.2002 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 1.7.2002 as Rs.2280/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.780/- (Dearness Relief on Rs.1500/-) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f. 1.1.2003 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 6.5.2003 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. 1.1.2003 including pension, dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 6.5.2003 does not exceed Rs.2325/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.825/- (dearness relief on Rs.1500/-) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

 

RBE No.96/2003                                                                                                         

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2001/6/2 dt.6.6.03 ( RBE No.96/2003)

 

Sub: Renewal of training facilities for Engineering Graduates and Diploma Holders   under  the Apprentice (Amendment) Act,1973 for the years 2001-02,2002-03 and 2003-04.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 18.9.2001 (RBE No.98/2001) it has been decided that the allotment of trainees of ICF may be changed from

 

From                                         To

Mechanical Dept.                                  Mechanical

 

Graduate      :        6        Graduate      :        10

Diploma       :        9        Diploma       :        19

—–                                —-

15                                                                                       29

 

Electrical                                             Electrical

 

 

Graduate      :        10      Graduate      :        6

Diploma       :        20      Diploma       :        10

—–                                —-

30                                   16

 

All other terms and conditions in the letter of even number dated 18.5.2001 remain the same.

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E(RRB)/2002/25/32 dt.16.6.03 .

 

Sub: Review of examination fee for RRB examinations.

Ref: Board’s letters no.(RRB)2002/25/32 dated 8.8.2002

(RBE No.133/2002 &    RRCB No.2/99) and corrigendum

dated 22.11.2002.

 

In partial modification of para 1(iii) of Board’s letters referred above, RRCB in their meeting held on 28.4.2003 have decided that the requirement of enclosing one stamped self addressed and one unstamped self addressed envelope for SC/ST/Ex-servicemen candidates be removed, as it would solve many problems associated with receipt, accountal, retrieval, re-writing of postal address and mailing of call letter in correct envelope with correct postal address.

 

 

 

RBE No.92/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/95/PN1/1 dt.5.6.03 ( RBE No.92/2003)

 

Sub: Permanent transfer of Railway servants to Govt. Companies/Corporations – grant of retirement Benefits – clarification regarding date of admissibility of pro-rata pension, gratuity etc.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No.F(P)67/PN-1/18 dated 21.9.67, which was based on Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) Office Memorandum No.F.24(12)EV/66 dated 16.6.67, permanent pensionable Railway servants were entitled to the payment of the pro-rata retirement benefits on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings on or after 21.9.67. In pursuance of the Supreme Court judgement in T.S.Thiruvengadam Vs UOI, benefits of the letter dated 21.9.67 were also extended to pre-21.9.67 PSUs etc. absorbees vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/95/PN1/1 dated 07.04.95.

 

As per the original order issued vide Board’s letter dated 21.9.67, pro-rata pension etc. payable in respect of service rendered under the Railway was disbursable only from the date the Railway servant would have normally superannuated had he continued in Railway service.  Subsequently, Railway Board modified these orders vide their orders dated 18.2.70, 10.9.71 and 23.6.1973.

 

A number of references are being received seeking clarification with regard to interpretation of distinction between admissibility of payment and it’s disbursement.  It is hereby clarified that the pro-rata pensionary benefits to the pre-21.9.67 PSUs etc. absorbees would accrue w.e.f. 21.9.67, if the absorbees fulfill all other conditions of the Board’s letter No.F(P)67/PN-1/18 dated 21.9.67, irrespective of the date of actual disbursement which may be in conformity with the order relevant at the time of absorption.

 

The Zonal Railways etc. are requested to process/settle the claims of Railway employees who were permanently absorbed in Central PSUs prior to 21.9.67 on the above basis.

 

 

RBE No.103/2003

Board’s letter No. .  99-E(SCT)I/25/13 dt.20.6.03 ( RBE No.103/2003)

 

Sub: Reservation in promotion – Treatment of SC/ST candidates

promoted on their own   merit.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.99-E(SCT)I/25/13 dated 07.08.2002.

 

Some of the Zonal Railways have raised doubts regarding Para (I) of the above quoted letter and sought a categorical clarification as to how the SC/ST candidates appointed by promotion on their own merit and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications  are to be adjusted in the post based roster.

 

In this context, it is clarified that in selection posts, SC/ST candidates who are selected by applying the general standard and whose names in the select list/panel appear within the number of unreserved vacancies are to be treated as selected on their own merit.  For example, suppose there are a total of 10 vacancies for which a panel/select list is to be prepared.  Out of them, six vacancies are unreserved and four are reserved for SCs/STs.  First six candidates  in the select list/panel who have been selected by applying the general standard will be adjusted against unreserved vacancies irrespective of the fact whether they or some of them belong to SC or ST category.  SC/ST candidates selected for remaining four reserved vacancies, whether selected on general standard or by giving relaxations/concessions as per existing instructions on the subject, shall be adjusted against reserved vacancies.  Similarly, in case of non-selection promotions, SC/ST candidates who are senior enough to be within the number of unreserved vacancies and are included in the panel/selection list without getting any relaxation/concession will be treated as own merit candidates.

 

The clarifications issued vide Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/24 dated 30.6.1999 are superseded by Board’s letter of even number dated 7.8.2002.  The principles laid down vide Board’s letter of even number dated 7.8.2002 should be made applicable in all the promotions held after its issue.

 

 

RBE No.94/2003

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2002/EM-2 dated 11.6.03( RBE No.94/2003)

 

Sub: Re-employment of Railway servants after superannuation.

Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.PC-66/EM-1/45 dated 27.7.1966.

2. Board’s letter no.(P&)I-91/EM-4/Master Circular dated 3.9.1991.

3. Board’s letter no.(P&A)1-98/RT-6 dated 14.5.1998.

4. Board’s letter no.(P&A)1-2000/EM-1, dated 10.5.2002

 

Attention is drawn to the instructions contained in Board’s letter No.PC-66/EM-1/45 dated 27.7.1966 and paragraph 4 of Master Circular No.33 circulated vide Board’s letter no.(P&A)1-91/EM-4/Master Circular, dated 3.9.91 which, inter-alia, stipulated that while ordinarily no extension of service/re-employment after superannuation, should be considered in the case of non-scientific/non-technical personnel for whom replacement is not difficult, 60 years of age should be considered as the dead-line where extension/re-employment is granted in public interest.  It had also been laid down that in respect of Scientific and Technical personnel, who have been, granted re-employment, after superannuation, warranted by public interest, 62 years of age should be observed as the limit upto which they can be continued.

 

2.       The retirement age of all the Railway servants had been enhanced to 60 years in terms of the accepted recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission consequent to which a total ban has been imposed on extension in service w.e.f. 14.5.1998 vide Board’s letter no.(P&A)1-98/RT-6, dated 14.5.1998.  Subsequent to the enhancement of the age of retirement of the Railway employees to 60 years, re-employment of the superannuated Railway employees also stands discontinued.

 

3.       It has however been decided by the Government to grant extension in service in public interest to certain categories.  These categories are as under:-

 

  1. Up to 3 months to a Government servant dealing with the budget work or working as a full time member of a Committee which is to be wound up within a short period of time.
  2. Up to the age of 62 years to a specialist in medical or scientific fields.
  3. Up to the age of 64 years to an eminent Scientist of international stature.
  4. A total term of two years to the incumbent of the post of Cabinet Secretary.

 

4.       The proposals for grant of extension in service in the case of Railway personnel can therefore be considered only if they belong to any of the specific relevant categories mentioned above.  As per the procedure laid down by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension in their OM No.26012/6/2002-Estt.(A) dt.9.12.2002 such proposals, shall be referred to the Ministry of Railways three months prior to the date on which the individual concerned is due for superannuation as they are required to be sent to the Ministry of Personnel P.G. & Pensions (DOP&T) two months prior to the date of superannuation of the concerned employee.

 

5.       Procedure for consideration of cases for extension of specialists in the medical and scientific fields:-

 

It should be appreciated that even in the case of extension to specialist in the medical or scientific fields, it is not only the next man who misses promotion but often several people miss consequential promotions all along the hierarchy. Thus, too many cases of extension in service or re-employment are likely to cause frustration and affect the morale of the upcoming scientists who have exposure to latest technological developments in connecting fields.  Keeping in view these circumstances, the following criteria and procedure has been evolved with a view to ensure that extensions in service to the superannuating scientists are resorted to only in really exceptional circumstances.  The overriding consideration for the grant of extension is that it must be in the public interest and in addition satisfy one of  the following two conditions:-

 

  1. that the retiring specialist is not just one of the of outstanding officers but is really head and shoulders above the rest; or
  2. that other specialist are not ripe enough to take over the job.

 

(Test)(ii) would be satisfied only if there is shortage in particular specialization, or if it is not possible to find a suitable successor, or if the specialist is engaged on a work or project of vital importance, which is likely to produce results in a year or two.  If specialists in the next lower post are not eligible for promotion on the ground that they have not put in the minimum service in the lower grade prescribed under the rules, no promotions can be made to the higher grade, unless such specialists put in the requisite length of service.  But specialists who are eligible for promotion to the post against which extension is recommended, would not be rejected solely on the ground that they do not have as much experience as the retiring specialist.  They should be considered for promotion according to the recruitment rules and if they are found suitable they should be promoted to the  posts being vacated by the retiring specialists.

 

6.       Whenever any specialist is considered for grant of extension, his character roll and personal file should be carefully scrutinized and all other relevant  information that may be available should be taken into account to judge whether the specialist had good reputation for integrity and honesty.  In cases where the specialist is not considered to have good reputation for integrity and honesty, he should not be considered for grant of extension in service.  The appropriate authority in the Administrative Ministry is therefore required to furnish a certificate  of Integrity along with the Annexure-1 as follows where it proposed to grant extension of service.

 

“Having scrutinized the character roll and personal file of Shri/Smt/Kum.__________ and having taken into account all other relevant available information, I certify that he/she has a good reputation for integrity and honesty”.

 

7.       While making proposals for extension of service in higher posts, it is all the more necessary to apply higher standards of efficiency to persons whose appointments to the higher posts are recommended for approval of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.  The number of top posts is bound to be  very limited and a few persons should not have them for too long.  No Government servant who is on extension of service after the prescribed date of retirement should be promoted to another post during the period of extension of service.

 

8.       No extension of service should be considered on the ground that a suitable successor is not available unless it is established that action to select a successor had been taken well in advance but the selection could not be finalized in time for justifiable reasons.  A proposal for the grant of extension of service based merely on the consideration that the specialist’s predecessor had been given extension should obviously not be accepted.

 

9.       Re-employment: No proposal for employing a government servant beyond the age of superannuation of 60 years shall be considered.  It is also clarified that no person can be appointed/re-appointed to Central Government service after the age of suuperannuation of 60 years through contract.

 

10.     Re-employment of military pensioners who have not reached the age of superannuation for Central Government employees will not be governed by these instructions.

 

ANNEXURE-I

 

Proforma for sending proposals for approval of Department of Personnel & Training for grant of extension to Government servants beyond the age of superannuation.

 

1.       Designation of the post      :

2.       Duration of the post :

3.       Scale and terms of the post and perquisite attached, if any    :

  1. Whether financial sanction for the creation of the post/continuance of post for the duration shown at (2) has been obtained.
  2. Method of recruitment       :
  3. Name and the terminal date of appointment of the outgoing incumbent of the post        :
  4. Name of the specialist proposed for appointment and the service to which he belongs    :
  5. Full service particulars of the Officer with date of birth and pay drawn       :
  6. Names of other Officers considered:
  7. If promotion post, whether copies of proceedings of a D.P.C. are being enclosed? If not, why not?   :
  8. Whether character roll of the specialist proposed and those considered are being sent. If not, why not?
  9. Please indicate:

(i)                (a)Whether the post is scientific or medical specialist.

(b) Periods of extension granted earlier to the officer, if any.

(c)Date from  which extension is to be granted.

(d)Period of extension of service.

 

(ii)              Justification for grant of extension:

(iii)            (a) The date from which it was known that vacancy would occur.

(b) Action taken to select a successor with chronological details.

(c) If selection is being made, reasons why this could not be finalized in good time.

(d)Can some officiating or ad-hoc arrangements be made, pending fresh appointment by proper selection? If not, why not?

(iv)            Whether orders of the Minister-in charge have been obtained?

 

13.     Whether the prescribed Integrity Certificate, from the appropriate authority, is enclosed.

 

 

RBE No.93/2003

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2003/2/22 dt.16.6.03 ( RBE No.93/2003)

 

Sub: Upgradation of 80% of Group ‘B’ posts of all major departments (other than

Accounts Department)- procedure for allotment of the higher scale.

 

Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways’ Notification No.PC-V/97/1/EC/1(Pt.1) dated 5.2.98, read with further notifications dated 9.2.98, 24.1.01 and 18.6.02 regarding allotment of higher pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 to 80% of Group ‘B’ officers on roll of Accounts Department. Instructions were also issued under Railway Board’s letter no.(GP)98/2/82 dated 9.12.98, 1.7.99 and 23.4.01 regarding the procedure to be adopted for placement of Group ‘B’ officers against the higher pay scale of Rs.8000-13500.

 

2.0 Revised pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 has now been allotted to 80% of the Group ‘B’ officers on roll of all the other Organized Services also (i.e. other than Accounts Department), vide Gazetted Notification No.PC-V/97/1/EC/1 (Group ‘B’) dated 25.4.03, circulated under Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/EC/1 (Group’B’) (RBE No.72/2003) dated 30.4.03.

 

3.0  The Board has decided that the following procedure should be adopted for placement of the officers in the higher scale in these departments, fixation of pay etc.

 

4.0 Procedure for the placement in the higher scale for vacancies as on 25.4.2003.

4.1     Group ‘B’ officers with minimum of three years regular service in scale Rs.7500-12000, will be eligible for consideration for placement in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500.

 

4.2             The Group ‘B’ officers who are officiating in Senior Scale, after having been found suitable by the Committee of HODs as per extant procedure, will be straightaway placed in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of pay of Rs.8000-13500, w.e.f. 25.4.03.

 

4.3             Placement in the remaining posts, if any, which have been allotted the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500 will be made by adopting the principle of seniority-cum-fitness in the following manner:

 

(i)                All the Group ‘B’ officers who fulfill the minimum eligibility condition of 3 years of regular service in Group ‘B’, excluding the officers who are straightaway placed in the higher scale as per para 4.2 above, will be considered for placement in the higher scale by a committee of HODs.

 

(ii)              The General Manager will constitute the Committee for this purpose, which will consist of 3 Heads of Department including the CPO, the HOD of the concerned Department and one other HOD.  If none of the members of the Committee belongs to SC/ST, a fourth officer belonging to SC/ST, not below JAG, may be co-opted as a member of the Committee.

 

(iii)            The same procedure for assessment of suitability, as has been prescribed for adhoc promotion of Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale, will be adopted by the Committee for placement of Group ‘B’ officers in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500, i.e. the Committee may assess the fitness of the officer based on his performance as reflected in his Confidential Reports for the preceding 5 years period.  The Committee should categorize the officers as “Fit’’ or ‘‘Not Yet Fit’’ on the basis of overall assessment from the Reports and not merely on the basis of grading/fitness assigned in the Reports.  Those categorized as ‘Fit’ should be placed in the higher scale of pay in the order of their seniority,  upto the number of posts in the higher scale which are required to be filled.

 

(iv)            The recommendations of the Committee will be submitted to the General Manager for approval and placement in the higher scale will be ordered accordingly.

 

4.4             The placement in scale Rs.8000-13500, as per paras 4.2 and 4.3 above, will be effective from 25.4.03, the date of effect of the notification.

 

4.5             Reservation for SC/ST as per normal rules shall apply for placement of officers in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500.

 

5.0 Fixation of pay in the higher scale.

5.1             The pay of the Group ‘B’ officers placed in scale Rs.8000-13500 may be fixed in the higher scale w.e.f. 25.4.03, by applying the principle of FR 22(c) (Rule 1316 of R-II).

 

5.2             For those who are officiating in Senior Scale with Grade pay, the pay may be refixed in scale Rs.10000-15200, after first fixing the pay in scale Rs.8000-13500.

 

5.3                         Once the Group ‘B’ officers who are placed in the higher scale are absorbed in the Group ‘A’/Junior Scale of the respective organized service, (the scale of pay of which is also Rs.8000-13500), refixation of pay in the Senior Scale, if already officiating therein, may not be done.

 

6.0 Seniority for purpose of absorption in Group ‘A’/Junior Scale and adhoc promotion to Senior Scale.

6.1             The officers, even after their placement in scale Rs.8000-13500, will be classified as Group ‘B’ only.

 

6.2             For the purpose of promotion to Group ‘A’/Junior scale, the placement of officers in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500 may not be given any weightage, as is the position in the case of Group ‘B’ officers who are placed in the Senior Scale of Rs.10000-15200 on ad-hoc basis.  All the Group ‘B’ officers, whether in scale Rs.7500-12000 or in scale Rs.8000-13500 may be arranged in the order of their original seniority in Group ‘B’ for the purpose of consideration for promotion to Group ‘A’/Junior Scale or for promotion on adhoc basis to Senior Scale.  Similarly, the eligibility condition should remain as minimum 3 years non-fortuitous service in Group ‘B’ irrespective of whether the officer is in the scale Rs.7500-12000 or in the scale Rs.8000-13500.

 

7.0             For the year 2004 and subsequent years the selection will be done on the same lines as brought out above with reference to the vacancies as on 1st January and 1st July of each year.

 

8.0     Necessary action may accordingly be taken urgently.

 

 

RBE No.91./2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-8/1 dated 4.6.03 ( RBE No.91./2003)

 

Sub: Family Identity Cards to retiring/retired railway employees.

 

In terms of Rule (xix) of Schedule—IV at page 38 of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition – 1993), Railway administrations should issue an identity card bearing the photographs of superannuated/retired railway employee and the family members eligible for inclusion in the post-retirement passes.  The identity card should be carried by the spouse/dependent children during journey and produced on demand by the Ticket Checking staff.

 

NFIR have brought to notice of Board that there are many cases where retired employees/widows have not been issued with the Family Identity Card (FIC) earlier with the result they are facing difficulties when undertaking journeys against Post-retirement/Widow Pass, as the case may be.  With a view to streamlining the procedure, it has been decided as follows:

 

a)                 The FIC will be issued by the office from where the employees retired.

b)                 The FIC issued by the parent office shall be renewed after every 5 years by issue of fresh FIC with updated photographs of the eligible members entitled to travel on a pass.

c)                  In  case the applicant is drawing Post-retirement Complimentary Pass/Widow Pass from an office other than the office where the original FIC was issued, the renewal of the FIC shall be done by the authority who is issuing the pass to the applicant.  For the purpose of renewal, the applicant shall submit the old FIC based on which renewal will be done.

d)                 Any addition in the FIC shall be done only by the office who issued the FIC for the first time. Renewing authorities shall have no power to carry out any addition in FIC.  However, deletion of eligible member in FIC on account of death, marriage of daughter, etc. may be allowed on request.

 

2.      Wide publicity may be given to enable those who have settled at places other than the parent office and who have now to apply for the FIC for the first time so that the process of obtaining the FIC is completed by 31.12.2003.

 

3.       In the meanwhile, pending issue of FIC to retired Railway employees/widows by the station from where the employees retired/demised, any valid document containing the photograph e.g. medical Identity Card, Bank Pass Book, PPO, Passport, Driving License, Election Identity Card, etc. may be accepted while travelling against post-retirement complimentary pass.

 

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Board’s Office.

 

 

  Board’s letter No. F(X)I-2003/23/3 dt.24.4.03 .

Sub: Deduction of Tax at source – Income Tax Deduction from running staff.

 

The matter regarding non-implementation by Zonal Railways/PUs of enhancement of exemption limit of Income Tax in respect of running allowance from Rs.3000/- to Rs.6000/-  notified by Ministry of Finance Department of Revenue (Central Board of Direct Taxes) in terms of their Notification No.S.O.403(E) dated 24.4.2000 and circulated to all Zonal Railways/Production Units vide Board’s letter No.F(X)I-91/23/3 dated 13.7.2000, was raised as item No.25/2003 by AIRF in the PNM meeting held with Board on 4.4.2003, wherein the Federation pointed out the reason that the same is not being reflected in the Ministry of Finance (CBDT’s) circular regarding deduction of tax at source – Income Tax deduction for salaries under section 192 of the Income Tax Act,1961, circulated by Board to the Railways for the subsequent years.  The Federation, therefore requested that the same may be incorporated every time in the orders issued on the subject matter.

 

The matter was deliberated upon in the meeting and the Federation was apprised that the above amendment was being incorporated under Para (5) sub-para (5.2)(10) “Income not included in the head Salaries” (Exemption), in the order issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue (CBDT) and circulated to all Zonal Railways/PUs by Railway Board.  In this regard attention is invited to CBDT’s circular No.13/2002 for the financial year 2002-2003 on the subject matter, circulated to all zonal Railways/PUs in terms of Board’s letter No.F(X)I-2002/23/4 dated 8.1.2003

 

In view of above, Board desire that compliance of above guidelines may be strictly observed.

 

 

Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5/13/1 dt.30.5.03 .

 

Sub: Issue of Duty Card Passes to the GRP personnel.

Ref: S.C.Rly’s letter No.P(FP)473/8/CRP/Vol.V dt.1.5.03.

 

In terms of Board’s letter no.(W)86PS5-13/1 dated 21.2.1986, Duty Card Passes to the officers of GRP to be issued for the entire jurisdiction of the official concerned, even if the same extends to the contiguous Railway.  This equally applies to GRP personnel also.  Therefore, Duty Card Passes to GRP personnel may be issued over actual jurisdiction of the official concerned on the recommendations of the CSO of the Railway.

 

 

RBE No.108/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/99/PM7/17 dt.23.6.03 ( RBE No.108/2003)

 

Sub: Selection of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst skilled Artisans for absorption as  JE Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in various departments.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter of even No.dt.12.8.02 revising the qualification of Matriculation to ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass or 10+2 in Science stream for appearing in the selection for induction as Intermediate Apprentice Mechanics in the category of JE Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in all departments wherever the system of induction of Inter Apprentice from serving employees is prevalent.

 

2.       NFIR in the PNM meeting held on 20-21.5.03 requested that on the analogy of two chances allowed to the existing staff with the pre-revised qualification wherever qualifications have been revised, may be allowed in the case of Inter-Apprentices also.  Earlier AIRF also had taken up the issue of revision of qualifications in the PNM.  The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided in amplification of the instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter dt.12.8.2002 that in the case of existing staff in service as on 12.8.02 who were eligible with pre-revised qualification of Matriculation the revised qualification may not be insisted upon and they may be allowed to appear in two consecutive selections held after the issue of this letter.

 

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I, 1989 may also be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.146 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME I,1989 EDITION

Section”B” Sub-section III, Chapter I – Recruitment and Training

Advance Correction Slip No.146

 

  1. In the existing para 141 substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1) (ii)(a):

 

“Must have passed ITI/Act Apprenticeship or 10+2 in Science stream.”

 

Note: Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.8.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.6.2003.

 

  1. In the existing para 142, substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1)(ii):

 

“25% of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst serving employees having the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass or 10+2 in Science stream with three years service in Skilled grades and below 45 years of age; and

 

Note: Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.8.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.6.2003.

 

  1. In the existing para 146A, substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1)(iii):

 

“25% by induction as Intermediate Apprentices from amongst skilled staff (Technicians-TM) having qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship or 10+2 in Science stream; three years service in skilled (Technicians-TM) grade III and above, satisfactory service record with respect to application of work, attendance and general conduct and below 45 years of age, through a process of selection.  Service for the purpose of this clause will not include the training of three years imparted to Matriculates recruited for appointment in the skilled (Technician-TM)grade III”.

 

Note: Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.8.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.6.2003.

 

  1. In the existing para 147, substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1)(ii):

 

“20% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst Maintainers possessing the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship or 10+2 in Science stream with three years service and below 45 years of age; and”

 

Note: Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.8.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.6.2003.

 

V.       In the existing para 148, substitute the following for the existing sub-para (1)(ii):

 

“20% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst Maintainers possessing the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship or 10+2 in Science stream with three years service and below 45 years of age; and”

 

Note: Existing eligible staff in service as on 12.8.2002 will be eligible to appear in the selection of Intermediate Apprentice with pre-revised qualification for two consecutive selections held after 23.6.2003.

(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter no.(NG)I/99/PM7/17 dt.12.8.02 and 23.6.2003)

 

 

RBE No.105/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2003/PM1/14 dt.23.6.03( RBE No.105/2003)

 

Sub: Correction in Para 224(I) of IREM Vol.I (1989 Edition)

 

It has come to the notice of the Board that the contents of the Hindi version of para 224(I) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I(1989) do not tally with the contents of the English version of the same.  The Hindi version of the para 224(I) may, therefore, be corrected to read as under:

[See Hindi Version]

 

 

RBE No.107/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2001/PM 8/1 dt.23.6.03 ( RBE No.107/2003)

 

Sub: Filling up of vacancies in the categories of ESM Gr.III, MSM Gr.III, TCM Gr.III &   WTM Gr.III of S&T Department.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.1.2003 directing that 50% of the direct recruitment quota posts in the categories of ESM Gr.III, MSM Gr.III, TCM Gr.III & WTM Gr.III should be filled by a process of LDCE, from amongst regular Group ‘D’ staff of S&T Deptt. who have completed three years of regular service and possess educational qualifications as prescribed for direct recruitment to the respective categories, for a period of two years from the date of issue of the letter viz. 14.1.2003 or two selections/trade tests whichever is earlier.

 

  1. The matter has been reviewed in the light of further discussion in the PNM-NFIR meeting held on 20-21.5.2003.  It has been decided, in partial modification of this Ministry’s letter dated 14.1.2003, that the dispensation allowed will be for two consecutive selections/trade tests after 14.1.2003.  In other words, the LDCE may be held twice consecutively after 14.1.2003.  Accordingly, in para 2 of this Ministry’s letter ibid in the concluding portion FOR words “for a period of two years from the date of issue of this letter or two selections/trade tests whichever is earlier” READ ‘for two consecutive selections’ trade tests held after 14.1.2003”.

 

 

RBE No.68/2003

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2003/HW-2 dt.29.4.03 ( RBE No.68/2003)

 

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2003

 

Consequent to sanction of an additional installment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 9.4.2003, the President is pleased to decided that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter no.(P&A)II-2002/HW-2 dated 27.11.2002 stand revised with effect from 1.1.2003 as indicated at Annexure ‘A’ in respect of ‘Continuous’, ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’ categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure ‘B’ in respect of ‘Essentially 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 1.1.2003 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as ‘A-I, ‘A’, ‘B-1, B-2, and ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class cities.

S.No. Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales A-1 A B-1 B-2 Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities.
    RS. RS. RS. RS. RS.
1 2550-2605 19.00 18.90 18.80 18.70 18.60
2 2606-2790 19.85 19.75 19.65 19.55 19.45
3 2791-3230 22.30 22.15 22.00 21.85 21.70
4 3231-3440 24.65 24.50 24.35 24.20 24.05
5 3441-4125 27.85 27.70 27.60 27.45 27.25
6 4126-4270 30.85 30.70 30.55 30.45 30.25
7 4271-4480 32.15 32.00 31.85 31.70 31.55
8 4481-4630 33.80 33.55 33.30 33.15 32.85
9 4631-4870 35.20 34.95 34.70 34.55 34.25
10 4871-5165 37.10 36.85 36.65 36.50 36.20
11 5166-5465 39.25 39.00 38.80 38.65 38.35
12 5466-6210 43.00 42.80 42.55 42.40 42.10
13 6211-6655 47.75 47.50 47.20 46.95 46.40
14 6656-6955 50.45 50.20 49.90 49.60 49.05
15 6956-7850

& above

54.75 54.50 54.20 53.95 53.35

ANNEXURE ‘B’

 

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2003 for ‘Essentially Intermittent” categories f at the various places classified as ‘A-I, ‘A’, ‘B-1, B-2, and ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class cities.

S.No. Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales A-1 A B-1 B-2 Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities.
    RS. RS. RS. RS. RS.
1 2550-2605 12.65 12.60 12.55 12.45 12.40
2 2606-2790 13.25 13.15 13.10 13.05 12.95
3 2791-3230 14.85 14.75 14.65 14.55 14.45
4 3231-3440 16.45 16.35 16.25 16.15 16.05
5 3441-4125 18.55 18.45 18.40 18.30 18.15
6 4126-4270 20.55 20.45 20.35 20.30 20.15
7 4271-4480 21.45 21.35 21.25 21.15 21.05
8 4481-4630 22.55 22.35 22.20 22.10 21.90
9 4631-4870 23.45 23.30 23.15 23.05 22.85
10 4871-5165 24.75 24.55 24.45 24.35 24.15
11 5166-5465 26.15 26.00 25.85 25.75 25.55
12 5466-6210 28.65 28.55 28.35 28.25 28.05
13 6211-6655 31.85 31.65 31.45 31.30 30.95
14 6656-6955 33.65 33.45 33.25 33.05 32.70
15 6956-7850 & above 36.50 36.35 36.15 35.95 35.55

 

 

 

RBE No.98/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)95 PS5-1/29 dt.13.6.03 ( RBE No.98/2003)

 

Sub: Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes to widows appointed on compassionate grounds.

 

In terms of Board’s letter no.(W)85PS5-8/2 dated 30.6.1987, widows shall not be eligible for Widow Pass facilities if they themselves become eligible for Privilege Pass due to their own appointment on Railways or if they become eligible for being included in the Privilege Pass/PTOs of their sons/daughters on their appointment on Railways.  This has resulted in a situation where a widow  appointed on compassionate grounds on Railways and retired before completion of 20 years Railway service is deprived of Post-retirement passes as well as Widow Pass facility after retirement from Railways.  Arising out of a demand from NFIR, the matter has been reviewed and it has been decided by Board that such of the widows as are appointed on Railways may be given options, at two stages, as under:

 

(a)  At the time of appointment on Railways whether the pass entitlement shall be governed by ‘Widow Pass Scheme’ or “Privilege Pass/PTO Scheme’ in her capacity as a Railway servant.

 

(b)  On her retirement, the widow may be given another option either to be governed by the Widow Pass Scheme or to be governed by Post-retirement Complimentary Pass Scheme in her capacity as a retired Railway servant and in accordance with her status.

 

2.       In both the cases, option once exercised shall be final.

 

3.       The Class of Pass under the Widow Pass Scheme shall be with reference to the entitlement of the deceased Railway employee.

 

4.       In view of the above, Schedule V/Widow Pass of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) may be amended as in Advance Correction Slip No.40 enclosed.

 

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

 

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.40 TO THE RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES, 1986 (2ND EDITION,1993)

 

Add the following after Item  (ii)(b) under Column 3 of Schedule-V:

 

“Widows who are appointed on compassionate grounds may be given an option to be exercised at the time of appointment whether they would like to avail of the pass facilities as a Railway servant or would like to continue the entitlement under the Widow Pass scheme.  Option once exercised shall be final.

 

At the time of retirement/quitting Railway service, a similar option may be given to such widows either to be governed by the Widow Pass Scheme or to be governed by the Post-retirement Complimentary Pass Scheme in her capacity as a retired Railway servant and in accordance with her status.  Such option once exercised shall be final”.

(Authority: Board’s letter no.(W)95PS5-1/29 dated 13.6.2003).

 

 

RBE No.99/2003

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2002/2/51 dated 13/16.6.03 ( RBE No.99/2003)

 

Sub: Posting of Group ‘B’ officer in Psycho Technical Cell.

 

In terms of Board’s order No.87 E(GC)4-14(DUP)(39) dated 24.2.93, gazetted posts in the Psycho-Technical Cells include 7 posts in Group ‘B’/Jr.Scale, 2 at RDSO and 1 each on Central, NER, NFR, SCR and SER, and 4 posts in senior scale one each on ER, NR, SR and WR.

 

2.0             Pending finalization of the revised Recruitment Rules for the posts, and regular appointments to the posts, by promotion/direct recruitment, instructions have been issued by the Board that the posts may, where considered necessary, be filled by adhoc promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.  Some adhoc promotions have accordingly been made by the RDSO.  However, it has been reported that some posts are still vacant.

 

3.0             In order that the work relating to Psycho testing is not affected, the Board have decided that the following measures are taken by RDSO/Zonal Railways:-

 

i)                   As instructed vide Board’s letter no.(GP)94/1/18 dated 19.6.97 and no.(GP)2000/1/22 dated 17.7.2000, that the Senior/Junior Scientific Officers of the Psycho Tech Cell of the adjoining Railways may attend to the work of Psycho testing on the adjoining Railways, where the Group ‘B’ posts are vacant.

 

ii)                 If and when there is a problem in undertaking these arrangements, a request may also be made by the concerned Railway to RDSO, which would depute officers to the Railways for conducting the psycho tests.

 

iii)               The Railways may also nominate suitable Group ‘B’ officers of the Mechanical/Electrical/Traffic department of the Railway, where the vacancy exists, to conduct Psycho tests, after undergoing necessary training in RDSO. (RDSO will make necessary arrangements for such training).

 

 

RBE No.100/2003  

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2003/CPC/LE-4 dt.19.6.03 ( RBE No.100/2003)

 

CORRIGENDUM

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 no.(P&A)I-85/JCM/NC-3 dated 9.3.1988.

 

In the first line of sub rule 3 (7) of Rule 526 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition – 1995) the word ‘for’ appearing between the words ‘absence’ and ‘suspension’ may be substituted by the word ‘or’

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that sub rule 3(7) of Rule 526 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I,1985 edition (Reprint Edition –1995) may be amended as in the enclosed advance correction slip No.88.

 

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.88

 

Rule 526 (3)(7) – Leave on Half Average Pay.

 

The word ‘for’ appearing between the words absence and suspension in the first line of the sub rule 3(7) may be substituted by the word ‘or’.

 

(Authority: Board’s letters no.(P&A)I-2003/CPC/LE-4 dated 19.6.2003)

 

 

  Board’s letter No. F(E)I/99/AL 28/5 dt.11.6.03 .

 

Sub: Mitigation of hardship faced by Microwave staff – Regulation of various

Compensatory Allowances.

Ref: Board’s letters No.(i) F(E)I/98/AL-4/2 dt.26.6.98 – Bad Climate Allowance.

(ii) F(E)I/98/AL-4/6 dt.2.9.98 – Special Compensatory(Remote Locality) Allowance.

(iii) F(E)I/98/AL-4/8 dt.13.10.98 – Composite Hill Compensatory Allowance.

 

In terms of extant orders, various compensatory Allowances viz., – Bad Climate Allowance, Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance and Composite Hill Compensatory Allowance etc. are admissible to Railway employees subject to fulfillment of criteria laid down for grant of these allowances.

 

2.       It has been reported by the staff side that orders on various Compensatory Allowances sanctioned to mitigate the hardship of the employees, stationed at various remote/difficult areas are not being regulated by Zonal Railways in letter and spirit.

 

3.       It is, therefore, reiterated that the instructions/orders issued by Board on the various Compensatory Allowances should be scrupulously followed.

 

 

RBE No.111/2003

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/11/14 dated 25.6.2003 ( RBE No.111/2003,

 

Sub: Allotment of higher pay scales to Stock Verifiers.

 

Consequent upon Ministry of Finance O.M.No.6/82/E III(B)/91 dated 28.2.2003, Ministry of Railways have already allotted the improved pay scale to Accounts Staff vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/98/I/11/23 dated 7.3.2003.  However, this has upset the relativity of Stock Verifiers vis-à-vis Accounts Staff. While advising about the improved pay scale to Accounts Staff Ministry of Finance in their ibid letter has also indicated that the improved pay scale would also be available to equivalent posts in Accounts Department.

 

The matter has accordingly been reviewed and in partial modification of Ministry of Railways letter No.PC-V/98/I/11/18(Pt) dated 17.8.1998 the President is pleased to grant the following pay scales to the Stock Verifiers:-

 

Category Pay scale allotted earlier (RS.) Improved pay scales (RS.)
Stock Verifiers 5000-8000 5500-9000
Sr. Stock Verifiers 5500-9000 6500-10500

 

Henceforth, the Junior Accounts Assistants working as Stock Verifiers shall not be paid any special allowance.  However, Accounts Assistants working as Stock Verifiers in the identical pay scale shall continue to draw special allowance at the same rate as admissible now.

 

The improved pay scales to Stock Verifiers shall be granted on notional basis with effect from 01.01.96 and actual payment prospectively from 19.2.2003, similar in effect to what has been given to the Accounts staff.  Special allowance being granted  at present to Jr. Account Assistants working at Stock Verifiers shall stand withdrawn w.e.f. 19.2.2003.

 

 

RBE No.118/2003 

 

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/96/TR/36/Vol.IV  dated 4-7-2003 ( RBE No.118/2003]

 

Sub:Transfer/posting of staff for working in the Headquarters Offices of new Zonal  Railways – Closure of cadres.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letters of even number dated 9-7-2003, 19-7-2002, 11-10-2002, 10-2-2003 and 26-3-2003 on the above subject.

 

2.       The proposals received from new Zonal Railways  for extending the date of closure of cadres in their Headquarters Offices beyond 30-6-2003 has been considered by the Ministry of Railways.  In view of the fact that a number of staff have yet to join the headquarter offices of new Zones, it has been decided to further extend the date of closure of cadres in the headquarter offices of all the Zonal Railways by another 3 months upto 30-9-2003.  Accordingly, any transfer to the Headquarter Offices of these Railways on or after 1-10-2003 will be treated ad transfer on request  on bottom seniority in recruitment grades subject to usual conditions  governing such transfers being fulfilled.

 

 

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2001/PNI/60 dt.16.6.2003 .

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the CPC – Clarification reg. Post/Scale of pay held by the retired Government servants.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2001/PN1/60 dtd.20.12.2001 and

F(E)III/99/PN1/20 dtd.13.6.2002.

 

The Zonal Railway administrations have been directed, vide Board’s letters referred to above, to stay reduction in the amount of pension arising out of instructions contained in Board’s letters No.F(E)III/99/PN1/20 dt.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001 as also recovery of excess pension/family pension already paid.  These are based on the interim orders issued by Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench/New Delhi while disposing of the various Oas filed by the retired General Managers, etc. with further directions to the Secretary, Railway Board to issue speaking orders to the applicants.  Subsequently, in O.A.No.753/2002 filed by the retired GMs against the speaking orders issued by the Secretary, Railway Board, the Tribunal vide their order dt.20.3.2002, stayed the operation of Board’s instructions dt.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001.  The Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench, New Delhi have, in their order dt.28.4.2003, while dismissing on merit the OA No.753/2002 with OA No.1602/2002 and OA No.1183.2002 upheld the instructions contained in Board’s letters dt.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001, but at the same time restrained recovery of over-payments already made to the applicants.

 

Keeping in view the above mentioned judgement, it has been decided by the Board to restore the status quo of the instructions contained in Board’s letters No.F(E)III/99/PN1/20 dtd.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001.  As a consequence of this decision, the restrictions imposed in Board’s letters No.F(E)III/2001/PN1/60  dtd.20.12.2001 and 13.6.2002 in regard to reduction in pension/family pension as also recoveries arising out of downward revision of pension/family pension of pre-1996 pensioners and family pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.1996 now stand lifted.  The Zonal Railway administrations etc., may, therefore, take immediate action to revise pension and family pension of all pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners in terms of Board’s letters dtd.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001 except the applicants to the OAs.  In respect of the applicants to the OAs, though the pension/family pension shall stand reduced in terms of Board’s letter dt.20.8.2001 and 1.10.2001, the excess pension/family pension already paid over their entitlement shall not be recovered till further orders.  This is in compliance of Hon’ble CAT/Principal Bench/New Delhi’s orders dt.28.4.2003.  A list of applicants to the OA No.753/2002 with OA No.1602/2002 and OA No.1183/2002, is enclosed for necessary action.

 

 

RBE No.102/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)96 PS5-1/15 dtd.16.6.03 ( RBE No.102/2003)

 

Sub: Issue of Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes/Widow     Passes to retired  Indian Railway personnel by KRCL and vice-versa.

****

It has come to the notice of Board that a number of Railway employees settle after their retirement within the jurisdiction of KRCL, or nearby KRCL stations/units.  Retired Railway employees/widows have already been permitted to draw Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes/Widow Passes from the nearest station/unit of their residence, irrespective of the station from where they had retired.  The retired Railway employees/widows who are residing within the jurisdiction of KRCL find it difficult to go to the nearest Indian Railway station/unit for getting their Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes/Widow Passes.  The matter has, therefore, been considered in consultation with KRCL and it has been decided by Board that Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes and Widow Passes to the retired Indian Railway personnel/widows will be issued by KRCL, on reciprocal basis subject to the following conditions:-

 

  1. Post-retirement Complimentary as well as Widow Passes will be issued by the Headquarters and Divisional Offices of KRCL.  However, on the analogy of the practice followed on the Indian Railways, senior Subordinates in Grade Rs.5000-8000 and above and who are also in direct and independent charge of the establishment shall issue/sign Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes/Widow Passes to the retired Railway employees, other than I-A Post-retirement Complimentary/Widow Passes.

 

  1. I-A Complimentary passes shall continue to be issued/signed by the concerned Gazetted officers only.

 

  1. In case retired Railway officers/widows opt in writing for First Class Post-Retirement Complimentary Passes/Widow Passes, instead of I-A, the senior subordinates in Grade Rs.5000-8000 and above and also who are in direct and independent charge of the establishment may issue the Passes.

 

  1. On receipt of request from the retired employees/eligible members of the family in case of deceased retirees the pass issuing authority at the Divisional Railway Headquarters/Zonal Railway Headquarters will transfer the pass account to the nominated officer/senior subordinate.  In case of transfer of pass account from a senior subordinate, the pass account will be first forwarded by him to the Divisional headquarters, who will arrange to transfer the same to the nominated officer/senior subordinate.

 

  1. In no case a nominated senior subordinate will forward the pass account directly to the KRCL.  The pass account will always be forwarded only through his Divisional Railway Headquarters.

 

  1. When a pass account is transferred, the pass issuing authority will endorse in the pass account the number of passes availed by the retired employee/widow and his/her scale/class of pass.

 

  1. In all other respects the provisions contained in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules (2nd Edition 1993) shall prevail.

 

This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Board’s office.

 

RBE No.97//2003

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2002/FE-II/1 dt.12.6.2003 ( RBE No.97//2003)

 

Sub: Revision of designation of Artisan Staff in Railway Printing Presses.

 

Railway Board have decided to revise the designation of Artisan Staff of Railway Printing Presses as indicated against each.

 

Existing Designation Pay Scale Revised Designation
Master Craftsman (Trade) 1400-2300/5000-8000 Sr. Technician (Trade)
Skilled Gr.I(Trade) 1320-2040/4500-7000 Technician Gr.I(Trade)
Skilled Gr.II (Trade) 1200-1800/4000-6000 Technician Gr.II (Trade)
Skilled Gr.III (Trade) 950-1500/3050-4590 Technician Gr.III(Trade)

 

The revised designations as detailed above, will not entail any change in the pay scales, duties & responsibilities, mode of recruitment, level of supervision, selection procedure, classification under HOER and eligibility conditions prescribed for the posts or avenues of promotion.  The percentage distribution of posts in the various scales of pay will also remain unchanged by the revision of the designations.

 

 

RBE No.109/2003

Copy of Board’s letter No. PC-III/2002/GIS/2 dt.26.6.03 ( RBE No.109/2003 )

 

Sub: Central Govt. Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.

 

It has come to the notice of Board that there is some confusion in respect of the rate of subscription to be deducted for Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme from Group ‘B’ officers officiating in Sr. scale Rs.10000-15200/- on adhoc basis and those Group ‘B’ officers working in scale Rs.8000-13500/-.  With a view to bring uniformity in the matter, it is clarified that the rate of subscription for Central Government Employee Group Insurance Scheme in respect of following categories of officers is as under.

Category Rate of Subscription Remarks
Group’B’ officers officiating in Sr.Scale on adhoc basis:

(a)  drawing the pay scale Rs.10000-15200

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b)  drawing the pay scale in Group ‘B’ +

Charge Allowance.

 

 

(a)  Rs.120 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(b) Rs.60 p.m.

 

 

(a)  The officiating arrangement  may be       treated as ‘regular’ for the sole      purpose of giving coverage under

Central  Government Employees

Group Insurance Scheme as

admissible   to Group ‘A’ officers.

 

(b) Group ‘B’ status

Stenographers attached with GMs/AGMs

in Scale Rs.8000-13500

Rs.60 p.m. Group ‘B’ status
Group ‘B’ officers of all organised services

Working in scale Rs.8000-13500

Rs.60 p.m. Group ‘B’ status

 

This issues with concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railway (Railway Board)

 

 

RBE No.110/2003

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/11/25 dt.26.6.03( RBE No.110/2003 )

 

Sub: Pay scales of Laboratory staff – Medical Department clarification.

 

Consequent to implementation of recommendations of V CPC, pay scales of laboratory staff/medical department in Railways have been revised vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.10.97, PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.1.98 and PC-V/98/I/11/18(Pt.) dated 17.8.98.

 

It may be seen that revised pay scales were allotted as under:-

 

  1. IV CPC scales of Rs.975-1540 and Rs.1640-2900 were allotted normal replacement scales of Rs.3200-4900 and Rs.5500-9000 respectively vide Board’s letter dated 16.10.97.

 

  1. IV CPC scales of Rs.1320-2040 and Rs.1400-2300 were allotted revised scales of Rs.4500-7000 and Rs.5000-8000 respectively vide Board’s letter dated 16.1.98.

 

  1. Three new scales viz. Rs.4000-6000, Rs.6500-10500 and Rs.7450-11500 were introduced vide Board’s letter dated 17.8.98. The percentage distribution of posts in various categories was also shown in this letter.

 

It has come to the notice of the Board that there is some confusion on some of Railways  in the matter of allotment of higher pay scales to the Laboratory staff and percentage distribution of posts.  With a view to clear any such confusion in the Railways and in view of the necessity of implementing Board’s instructions in the correct perspective, revised pay scales and percentage distribution of the various categories of Laboratory staff in juxtaposition with the corresponding IV CPC pay scales and percentage distribution are given below for guidance.  As some of the Railways may not be following standard designations, the IV CPC scale of the post, and not the designation alone, should be the criteria for allotting the equivalent revised V CPC pay scale.

 

Designation IV CPC scale

(RS.)

%

Distribution

Revised

Designation

V CPC scale

(RS.)

%

Distribution

Lab Asst. 975-1540 - Lab Asst.II 3200-4900 10
  - - Lab Asst.I

(New Scale)

4000-6000 15
Lab.Supdt.

Gr.III/Lab.

Tech.Lab.

Chemist

1320-2040 20 Lab.Tech/Asst.

Chemist

4500-7000 75
Lab.Supdt.Gr.II 1400-2300 30 Lab.Supdt.Gr.III 5000-8000 35
Lab Supdt.Gr.I 1640-2900 50 Lab.Supdt.Gr.II 5500-9000 45
      Lab.Supdt.Gr.I

(New Scale)

6500-10500 15
      Chief Lab.Supdt.(New Scale 7450-11500 5

 

RBE No.106/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2001/PN1/23 dt.23.6.04 ( RBE No.106/2003)

 

Sub: Re-employed military pensions – removal of floor

                        ceiling of minimum pension.

 

In the O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)(Part II) DATED 27.10.1997 of DOP&PW circulated on Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/97/PN1/23 dated 7.11.97 for implementing Government’s decision in the matter of revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners, family pensioners, etc. it was provided that the pension would be fixed as per the consolidation formula.  In para 5.1, thereof, it was provided that where the pension/family pension so worked out was less than Rs.1275/-, the same shall be stepped upto Rs.1275/-.  Further, in the case of pensioners who are in receipt of more than one pension the floor ceiling of Rs.1275/- will apply to the total of all pensioners taken together.

 

Following representations seeking clarification on the question whether the logic of stepping up of pension to minimum of Rs.1275/- should be extended to both military and civil pensions as well, independently, the matter has been examined in consultation with the DOP&PW and Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that in respect of civil and military pension, the floor ceiling of Rs.1275/- taking the two pensions together will not apply and the individual pensions will be governed by respective pension rules.  The cases of re-employed pensioners who opted for separate military and civil pension and whose cases were earlier decided otherwise in terms of para 5.1 of DOP&PW’s O.M. dt.27.10.1997 referred to in para 1 above may be re-opened and pensionary benefits for civil service may be refixed without limitation, as clarified above.

 

 

RBE No.112/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/RE 3/10 dt.30.6.03 ( RBE No.112/2003)

 

Sub: Absorption of medically decategorised staff in alternative employment –  Implementation of revised procedure prescribed in pursuance of the ‘Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act,1995.

 

In terms of para 1306 of IREM Volume I,1989, as introduced vide Advance Correction Slip No.77 issued under Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/96/RE3/9(2) dt. 29.4.99 efforts should first be made for absorption in alternative employment of staff medically decategorised  in the Unit of the officer under whom he was working as it is primarily his responsibility to find suitable alternative employment for medically decategorised staff.

 

2.       In the PNM-NFIR meeting held on 20/21.5.03 the Federation pointed out that despite the above provision, medically decategorised staff are straight away being absorbed in posts filled entirely by promotion in other Departments without making  efforts to find an alternative employment for him in the Department in which the  medically decategorised staff was working.  They cited an example of a Technical Supervisor in higher promotional grade, who, on medical decategorisation, was absorbed in Ticket Checking cadre in a post entirely filled by promotion without considering the possibility of his absorption in other Wings of the Department in posts carrying appropriate lower medical classification.

 

3.       The Board wish to clarify that besides the provision referred to above regarding absorption in the same department in the first instance, the procedure also requires vide para 1304 of IREM ibid that the alternative employment should be in posts which the staff can adequately fill and as far as possible, should broadly be in allied categories where their background and experience in earlier posts could be utilised.  Accordingly, the Board would like to reiterate  that serious  efforts should be made to find alternative employment for medically decategorised staff in other wings of the same department in posts carrying appropriate lower medical classification and only when it is not possible to do so the employee should be considered for absorption in other departments.

 

 

RBE No.113/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/RE-3/8 dt.1.7.03 ( RBE No.113/2003)

 

Sub: Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation)   Act,1995 – Absorption of disabled/medically decategorised staff in alternative employment –Amendment to IREM.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.4.1999 read with their letter no.(NG)I-2000/RE-3/5 dated 31.7.2001 on the above subject.

 

2.      The question whether the services of an employee who has been declared totally incapacitated, not fit for any post even in the lowest medical category can be terminated, has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and the Ministry of Law and Justice, Department of Legal Affairs.  It has been clarified that the  provision in Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act,1995, for creation of supernumerary post pending location of a suitable alternate post for a medically decategorised/disabled person is intended to cover cases where disabled person is in a position to discharge duties other than those which he was performing before the disablement and that the employee should be within the permissible limit of disability so as to be covered under Section 47 of the act ibid.  It has therefore, been decided by the Ministry of Railways that since a Railway servant who has been declared totally incapacitated is not fit for any alternative post even in the lowest  medical category, he should be declared invalidated and retired from service as per procedure in force prior to coming into force of revised procedure laid down in ACS No.77 issued under this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-96/RE-3/9(2) dt.29.4.99.

 

3.       The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I,1989 should also be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.148 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I

(REVISED EDITION 1989)

Chapter XIII – Absorption of Medically Incapacitated Staff in Alternative Employment.

 

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.148

  1. Substitute the following for the existing para 1303:-

 

“1303(a): Railway Servant totally incapacitated for further service:- A Railway servant in Group (i) of para 1302 above cannot be retained in service and is not, therefore, eligible for alternative employment.  If he is on duty, he shall be invalidated from service from the date of relief of his duty, which  should be arranged without delay on receipt of the report of medical authority.  If, however, he is granted leave, he shall be invalidated from service on the  expiry of such leave, but if he is already on leave, he shall be invalidated from service on the expiry of that leave or extension of leave. The leave or  extension of leave that may be granted to him after the report of the medical authority has been received, will be so limited that the amount of leave, as debited against the leave account, together with any period of duty beyond the date of the medical authority’s’ report does not exceed 6 months.

 

(b): Railway Servants disabled/incapacitated for service in posts held by them but eligible for alternative employment:- Railway servants in Group (ii) of para 1302 above also cease to perform  the duties of the post they are holding from the date they are declared medically unfit for the present post.  No officer has the authority to permit the Railway servant concerned to perform the duties in the post beyond that date.  If such a Railway servant  cannot be immediately adjusted against or absorbed in any suitable alternative post he may be kept on a special supernumerary post in the grade in which the  employee concerned was working on regular basis before being declared medically unfit pending location of suitable alternative employment for him  with the same pay scale and service benefits; efforts to locate suitable alternative employment starting immediately.  The special supernumerary post so created will stand abolished as soon as the alternative employment is located”

 

  1. Delete the existing para 1305.

[  Authority: Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2001/RE-3/8 dt.1.7.03]

 

 

RBE No.114/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/16 dt.2.7.03 ( RBE No.114/2003)

 

Sub: Rectification of administrative errors – Grant of proforma promotion –payment of back wages – Question regarding.

 

In terms of provisions of para 228 of IREM, Vol.I, 1989, the staff who lose promotion on account of administrative error, should on promotion be assigned correct seniority vis-à-vis their juniors already promoted, irrespective of the date of promotion.  However, pay in the higher grade on promotion may be fixed proforma at the proper stage but no arrears on this account shall be payable as the concerned staff did not actually shoulder the duties and responsibilities of the higher post.

 

2.       Notwithstanding the above provision in the recent past, a number of employees have approached CAT/Courts and secured judgements in their favour for payment of arrears.  However, in one of the SLPs filed against order dated 30.9.1991 of CAT/Ernakulam Bench in OA No.649/9, the Hon’ble Supreme Court by their judgement dated 13.8.1997 in Civil Appeal No.8904 of 1994, (Union of India & Ors. Vs. P.O.Abraham & Ors) have upheld the above provision regarding non-payment of back wages on proforma promotion.  A copy of the judgement is sent herewith for information and guidance.

 

  1. The above judgement of the Hon’ble Apex court should be the guiding factor while defending the pending CAT/Court cases (including SLPs, if any) and that may arise in future on the issue.  The CPOs should ensure that in all such cases, the judgement is invariably connected and cited to counter the claim for payment of arrears in the type of cases referred to in para 1 above.

 

Copy of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order dated 13.8.97 in Civil Appeal No.8904/1994

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION

CIVIL APPEAL NO.8904 OF 1994

 

UOI & Others                                                (Appellants)

Versus

P.O.Abraham & Others                                  (Respondents)

 

ORDER

 

This appeal is directed against the order of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulum Bench in O.A.No.649/90 dated 30th September,1991.  Though the appeal challenges the order in its entirety, Mr.Goswami learned counsel for the appellants fairly stated that the appeal is now confined only to  the payment of back wages ordered to be given by the Tribunal.

 

By the order under appeal, the Tribunal has allowed the application which challenged the Railway Board Circular dated 15/17 September, 1964. The said Circular stated:

 

“No arrears on this account shall be payable as he did not actually shoulder the duties and responsibilities of the higher posts”.

 

Consequent to the deletion of the above clause further directions were given.  Learned counsel submits that the clause, which has been directed to be removed, is in accordance with the judgement of this Court in Virender Kumar, General Manager, Northern Railways, New Delhi Vs Avinash  Chandra Chadha & Others (1990) 2 SCR 769. This court, in that case held  on principle of ‘ no work no pay’ that the respondents will not be entitled to the higher salary as they have not actually worked in that post.  The clause, which  has been directed to be deleted by the Tribunal being in consonance with the ruling of this Court, we are of the opinion that the Tribunal was not right in  directing the deletion of that clause.  Accordingly, to that extent this appeal is allowed.  The result is that the respondent will be given deemed promotion, if any, before retirement and also the benefit in the matter of fixing pensions.  No costs.

Sd/-

[K. Venkataswami]

Sd/-

[V.N. Khare]

 

New Delhi.

August 13, 1997.

 

 

RBE No.116/2003

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/IC2/2 dt.2.7.03 ( RBE No.116/2003)

 

Sub: Additional incentive to employees who acquires the Diploma of Indian Railway Institute of Logistics & Materials Management, R.K.Puram, New Delhi.

 

As the Railways are aware in terms of instructions contained in the Board’s letter of even number dated 28.2.2003 when a Railway employee acquires the Diploma of Indian Railway Institute of Logistics & Materials Management a suitable entry in regard to the same should be made in his service Record.

 

It has now been decided that in respect of selections held for promotion to selection posts, Diploma of Indian Railway Institute of Logistics & Materials Management may be taken into account, along with any other Technical/academic qualifications in awarding marks under the heading “Personality, Address, Leadership and Academic/Technical qualification”.

 

 

RBE No.120/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 LE1/4 dt.10.7.03 ( RBE No.120/2003)

 

Sub: Leakage of revenue – irregularities in staff payments.

Ref: AM(S)’s DO letter of even number dated 7.5.2003.

 

The issue of leakage of revenue due to fraudulent payments of salary was discussed in the Board Meeting held on 22.5.2003 as a part of the standing Agenda where the following minutes were recorded.

 

“Irregularities in staff payments: The Railway-wise position of the leakage detected during the month of April,2003 was noted.  AM/Staff vide his DO letter No.2002/V4/AC10 dated 13th March,2003 has advised all GMs emphasizing the need to strengthen the administrative machinery and for proactive action to eliminate cases of irregular payments.  The existing machinery of Accounts and Personnel Departments should intensify internal checks in order to detect and prevent recurrence of such fraudulent payments.  During their inspections, it should be ensured that the extant rules/instructions, prescribed procedures are followed by all.  Necessary test checks should be carried out for this purpose”.

 

Board desire that the directives of the Board as stipulated in the aforesaid Minutes may be noted for strict compliance.

 

 

RBE No.104/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl.2003/ADV.3/4 dt.27.6.03 ( RBE No.104/2003)

 

Sub: Advances to Government Servants – Rate of Interest on

House Building Advance.

 

A copy of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.I-17015/5/97-H-III dated 26.3.2003 on the above subject is sent herewith for information and guidance.  Instructions contained therein would apply to Railway servants.

 

Copy of Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation’s Office Memorandum No.I-17015/5/97-H-III dated 26.3.2003

 

Sub: Advances to Government Servants – Rate of Interest on

House Building Advance.

 

In partial modification of this Ministry’s O.M. of even No. dated 10.4.02, the undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for House Building Advances sanctioned to the Government servant for Construction/purchase of houses/flats from April 1,2003 will be as under, until further orders:-

S.No. Amount of advance sanctioned to a Govt.servant Existing Rate of interest on HBA (Per Annum) Revised Rates of interest on HBA (Per Annum)
1.

2.

3.

4.

Upto Rs.50,000/-

Upto Rs.1,50,000/-

Upto Rs.5,00,000/-

Upto Rs.7,50,000/-

6%

7.5%
9.5%

10.5%

5%
6.5%

8.5%

9.5%

 

 

 

RBE No. 137/2003                                                        

Board’s letter no.E(NG)I/2000/PM1/41 dated 7.8.2003 (RBE No. 137/2003)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selections for promotion to posts classified as ‘Selection’.

          In terms of extant procedure, selection posts are filled by a positive act of selection consisting of a written test and /or viva voce; viva voce being a must in every case.

 

1.1     In cases where written test is held as part of the selection for promotion to the highest grade selection post in a category, the same includes objective type questions for about 50% (in the range of 45% to 55%) of the total marks for the written test. The objective type questions limited to about 25% ( in the range of 20% to 30% ) of the total marks for the written examination, if any, held as part of the selection for promotion to selection posts in the lower grades, have also been introduced vide ACS No.130 issued under this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 8.3.2002 with the stipulation that in order to offset the impact of random answering, there will be negative marking for wrong answers to objective type questions.

 

2.       The staff side in the fora of Departmental Council under the JCM Scheme and the PNM have demanded that:

 

i)                   in order to reduce subjectivity to the maximum extent  possible in the departmental selections, viva voce should be eliminated on the analogy of viva voce having been eliminated in the recruitments from open market through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

 

ii)                 the concept of negative marking should be done away with.

 

3.       Pursuant to deliberations with the staff side, Ministry of Railways have considered the matter carefully and have decided as under:-

i)                                           There will be no viva voce in the departmental selections except in the case of selection, if any, for promotion to the posts in the categories of Law Assistants, Physiotherapists, Telephone Operators and Teachers. For these categories, viva voce is in vogue in the recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards ( RRBs);

 

ii)                                        While the objective type questions in the written test held as part of selection for promotion to all selection posts will be retained, the concept of negative marking for wrong answers to the objective type questions as introduced vide ACS No.130 ibid stands withdrawn.

 

3.1      As a corollary to elimination of viva voce in the  departmental selections, the following decisions have also been taken:-

 

i)                                           Written test will invariably form part of all selections held for promotion to posts classified as ‘selection’ including the posts for which presently only viva voce forms part of the selection.

ii)                                         15 marks hitherto allotted to viva voce in the selection, which consisted of both written test and viva voce test, will now be added to written test. Accordingly, the total marks allotted to written test for assessing professional ability of the candidates shall be 50 ( both in cases where presently written and viva voce or only viva voce form part of the selection ) except in the case of selection to posts in the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants, Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators for which the existing distribution of marks, namely, 35 for written and 15 for viva voce will continue to be in force.

 

  1. It has also been decided that the procedure as revised above will be applicable to selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

4.1     All the remaining procedure prescribed for holding selections including constitution of Selection Boards will remain unaltered.

 

  1. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I,1989, is amended as per ACS No.150 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME I . (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 150

Chapter II, Section ‘B’-rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.

 

  1. In the existing para 215:

 

i)                      For the existing sub-para (a) substitute the following:-

 

“Selection post shall be filled by a positive act of selection made by Selection Boards, from amongst the staff eligible for selection. The positive act of selection shall consist of only written test to assess the professional ability of the candidates, for which reasonable advance notice should be sent, except in the case of selection for promotion to posts in the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants, Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators, where the positive act of selection shall consist of both written test and viva- voce test. The staff in the immediate lower grade with a minimum of two years service in that grade only will be eligible for promotion, unless a longer length of service in the lower grade has been stipulated as a condition of eligibility for promotion in a particular category. The service for this purpose includes service, if any, rendered on adhoc basis followed by regular service without break. The condition of two years service should stand fulfilled at the time of actual promotion and not necessarily at the stage of consideration. If by virtue of the above  rule, a junior is eligible for promotion, his senior also will be eligible for such promotion, even though he might not have put in a total service of two years, or more, ( if stipulated in particular category in the lower grade)”.

 

ii)                 In sub paras (c) and (d) the words and figures “para 216” should be corrected to read as “para 219”.

iii)               Delete sub-para (ee) as separated from the original sub-para (e) vide ACS No.82 issued under this Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-99/PM1/15 dated 26.7.1999.

 

  1. In the existing para 219:

 

i)                   In the existing sub-para (b) as modified vide ACS No.40 issued under the Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-95/PM1/14 dated 3.3.1998, delete the words “if such a test is” appearing in the first sentence of the sub-para.

ii)                 For the existing para (c) as modified vide ACS No.130 issued under the Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-2000/PM 1/41 dated 8.3.2002, substitute the following:

 

“(c) ( i) In the  written test  held as part of the selection for  promotion to the highest grade selection post in a category, objective type questions should be set for about 50% (in the range of 45% to 55%) of the total marks for the written test. In the written test held as part of the selection for promotion to other lower grade selection posts,  objective type questions  should be set to the extent of about 25% ( in the range of 20% to 30% ) of the total marks for the written test.

 

(ii)  : The provision at (i) above will be applicable to selections in all departments except Accounts Department”.

iii)      For the existing Note (iii) below sub-para(g) as modified vide ACS No.66 issued under the Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-98/PM1/11 dated 16.11.1998, substitute the following:-

 

“Candidates must obtain a minimum of 60% marks in professional ability and 60% marks of the aggregate for being placed on the panel. In a few cases where both written and oral tests are held for adjudging the professional ability, the written test should not be of less than 35 marks and the candidates must secure 60% marks in written test for the purpose of being called in viva-voce test . Provided that 60% of the total of the marks prescribed for written examination and for seniority will also be the basis for calling candidates for viva-voce test instead of 60% of the marks for the written examination only; marks for seniority being awarded on notional basis. However, it should be specifically made clear to them that they are being called for interview based on the marks for seniority awarded on notional basis and that empanelment will be subject to their securing 60% marks in the professional ability ( written test and viva voce test) and 60% in the aggregate.”

 

iv)      For the existing entries against item (1) of the table at the end of clause (i) of the sub-para (I) as modified vide ACS No.66 issued under the Ministry’s letter no.(NG)I-98/PM1/11 dated 16.11.1998, substitute the following under the columns “Factors/Headings, Maximum Marks and Qualifying Marks respectively”.

 

“(1)    Professional ability  50      30  ”

 

“v)      For the existing sub-clause(ii) of sub-para (j), substitute the following:

 

“In a few cases where both written test and viva-voce test are held to assess the professional ability of the candidates, all those who secure not less than 60% marks in the written test should be called for viva-voce test.”

 

(Authority: Ministry of Railways’ letter No. E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 07.08.2003).

 

 

RBE No.135/03

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 6.8.03 (RBE No.135/03)

 

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ on the Railways.

Ref:Railway Board’s letter no.(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 2.8.2000.

 

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the currency of the relaxation contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 10.5.99 was extended for a period of 3 years i.e. upto 3.8.2003.

 

The matter has been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that the currency of the aforementioned relaxation in upper age limit in direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ categories on the Railways may be extended further for a period of one year i.e. upto 3.8.2004.

 

 

RBE No.139/2003                                                                        

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/2002/PM2/9    dated: 11-08-03 ( RBE No.139/2003)

 

Sub: Scheme of GDCE for filling up a part of Direct Recruitment quota posts in Group ‘C’ categories – consideration of RPF personnel.

 

Reference correspondence resting with South Central Railway’s letter No. P[R]543/V dated 05-09-02 on the above subject.

 

2.       The  question whether RPF/RPSF Personnel should be considered eligible to appear in the GDCE or other Departmental selections for appointment/promotion to posts in Departments other than RPF/RPSF in the Railways has been considered carefully by the Board in consultation with the Ministry of Home Affairs.  As the Railways are aware, the scheme of GDCE has been introduced with the main objective of facilitating redeployment of surplus staff either by redeployment of such staff in the posts vacated by staff selected under GDCE or surplus eligible staff themselves getting selected under the scheme.  However, the selection of RPF/RPSF staff under the GDCE cannot in any way facilitate redeployment of surplus staff.  In view of this and on the analogy of practice being followed by the Central Police Forces [CPFs] under the control of the Ministry of Home Affairs as also the very nature of job and the method of recruitment in RPF/RPSF, it has been decided that the RPF/RPSF Personnel cannot be allowed to appear in the GDCE.  They will also not be eligible to appear in other Departmental selections in Departments other than RPF/RPSF.  However, the past cases decided otherwise will not be reopened.

 

Copy of this Railway’s  letter No. P[R]543/V dated 05-09-02.

 

Sub: Scheme of GDCE for filing up 25% Direct recruitment vacancies in certain Group ‘C’ categories – Consideration of RPF personnel.

***

          The Railway Board, in their letter No. E[NG]I/92/PM2/16 dated 20-8-93 introduced the scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination to fill up 25% of the net direct recruitment vacancies to accelerate the process of redeployment of surplus staff.  It was mentioned, inter-alia, in the said circular that the zone of consideration for GDCE would encompass staff belonging to all the departments/ branches in divisions/workshops/Headquarters Office/Extra Divisional Office/Production Unit, as the case may be, subject to their applying through proper channel in response to the notification for GDCE.

 

A doubt has arisen on this Railway as to whether the RPF personnel may be considered amongst the staff of other departments for GDCE.

 

The matter may please be examined and the doubt clarified early.

 

 

RBE No.124/2003

Board’s letter no.(MPP)2001/6/2 dated 16.7.2003 (RBE No.124/03)

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub: Renewal of training facilities for Engineering Graduates and Diploma Holders under the Apprentice (Amendment) Act,1973 for the years 2001-02,2002-03 and 2003-04.

 

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 6.6.03.

 

Kindly read the para 1 of the above referred letter as:-

 

“In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 18.5.2001 (RBE No.98/2001) it has been decided that the allotment of trainees of ICF may be changed from”

 

All other terms and conditions in the letter of even number dated 6.6.2003 remain the same.

 

 

RBE No119/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)97/PS 5-1/62 dated 8.7.03 (RBE No119/03)

 

Sub: Revised pay limit for “RCP” and “School Card Pass”.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 7.4.2000.

 

Consequent upon revision of pay scales under V Central Pay Commission, revised pay limit for “RCP” and “School Card Pass” has been fixed vide Board’s letter of even number dated 7.4.2000.  In the revised pay limit for First Class, a higher pay limit over the Privilege Pass entitlement has been fixed for “RCP” and “School Card Pass’ in respect of employees who were appointed prior to 10.11.1987, whereas entitlement for First Class under “RCP”, “School Card Pass’ and ‘Privilege Pass’ is the same in respect of employees who were appointed after10.11.1987.  At the instance of Staff Side, it has now been decided by Board that pay limit for entitlement of First Class Pass under ‘RCP”, “School Card Pass” and “Privilege Pass’ should be the same in respect of employees who were appointed prior to 10.11.1987.

 

2.             As a result of the above, decisions of the Board, the pay limit for entitlement of First Class on ‘RCP’ and “School Card Pass’ in respect of Railway Servants appointed during different periods shall be as follows:-

 

  1. Employees appointed prior to 1.8.1969 and drawing pay of Rs.4900/- or above, provided they are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs.6000/- or above.

 

  1. Employees appointed during the period from 1.8.1969 to 10.11.1987 and whose pay is Rs.5375/- or above, provided they are in a scale maximum of which is Rs.7000/- or above.

 

  1. Employees who are appointed during the period from 11.11.1987 to 1.2.1999 and whose pay is Rs.7250/- or above, or those who are in a scale the minimum of which is Rs.6500/-.

 

  1. Employees who are appointed after 1.2.1999 and whose pay is Rs.7600/- or above, or in a scale minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.

 

3.  In all other aspects, the provisions of Railway servants (Pass )Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) shall apply.

 

4.  In view of above, Schedule-III (School Pass) and Schedule-VI (Residential Card Pass) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition 1993) as amended as per ACS No.21, is further modified as per Advance Correction Slip No.41 enclosed.

 

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

 

 

Advance Correction Slip No.41 Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993)

 

  1. Schedule III (School Pass)

 

Replace Column No.3 against School Card Passes as under

 

Category

Entitlement/Facilities

1

2

I.    Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ Gazetted) I Class “A”
  1. Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’ & Group’C’ employees
 
a)     Appointed prior to 1.8.69

  1. Drawing pay of Rs.4900/- or above, provided the employees are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs.6000/- or above.
  2. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.
I Class

 

 

 

 

II/Sleeper Class

 

b)     Appointed during the period from 1.8.69 to 10.11.1987

  1. Drawing pay of Rs.5375/- or above, provided they are in a scale, the maximum of which is Rs.7000/- or above.
  2. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.
 

 

 

I Class

 

 

 

II Sleeper Class

c)      Appointed during the period from 11-11.1987 to 1.2.1999

  1. Drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or above, or those who  are in a scale, the minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.
  2. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.

 

 

 

 

I Class

 

 

 

 

II/Sleeper Class

d)     Employees appointed after 1.2.1999

i.     Employees in pay scale minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.

ii.    Employees drawing pay of Rs.7600/- or above.

  1. Employees in pay scales of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 and drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or above but less than Rs.7600/-.
  2. Employees other than those covered under (i),(ii) and (iii) above.
 

I Class

 

I Class

 

 

 

IInd Class “A”

 

 

II/Sleeper

III.      Group ‘D’ II/Sleeper Class

 

  1.  Schedule VI (Residential Card Pass)

Replace Column No.3 with the following:-

Category Entitlement
I. Group’A’ & Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) I Class ‘A’
II. Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’ & Group ‘C’ employees  
a)     Appointed prior to 1.8.69

  1. Drawing pay of Rs.4900/- or above, provided the employees are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs.6000/- or above.
  2. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.
 

 

 

I Class

 

 

II/Sleeper Class

b) Appointed during the period from1.8.1969 to 10.11.1987

  1. Drawing pay of Rs.5375/- or above, provided they are in a scale, the maximum of  which is Rs.7000/- or above.
  2. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.

 

 

C)    Appointed during the period from

11-11.1987 to 1.2.1999

i.          Drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or above, or those who  are in a scale, the minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.

  1. Employees other than those covered Under Item (i) above.

 

 

 

 

 

I Class

 

 

II Sleeper Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Class

 

 

II Sleeper

d)      Employees appointed after 1.2.1999

i.     Employees in pay scale minimum of which is Rs.6500/- or above.

ii.    Employees drawing pay of Rs.7600/- or above.

iii.   Employees in pay scales of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 and drawing pay of Rs.7250/- or above but less than Rs.7600/-.

  1. Employees other than those covered under (i),(ii) and (iii) above.
 

 

I Class

 

I Class

 

 

IInd Class “A”

 

 

II/Sleeper

III.      Group ‘D’ II/Sleeper Class

 

Note:

  1. No attendant is allowed in Residential Card Pass.

 

(Authority: Board’s letter no.(W)97PS5-1/62 dated 8.7.2003)

 

 

 

 

RBE No.132/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-2 dated 1.8.2003 (RBE No.132/03)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting by Officers/staff on deputation to Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd.(KRCL).

Ref: Railway Board’s letter no.(G)2001 QR1-9 dated 14.2.2002.

 

Further to Board’s letter quoted above, Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) in exercise of their powers contained in their letter no.(G)99 QR1-16 (Pt) dated  18.7.2002 have further reviewed the matter and have decided that the facility of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of the officers/staff on deputation to KRCL may be extended upto 30.9.2003 only on payment of special licence fee.

 

KRCL must arrange for the accommodation of their officers/staff by leasing houses if necessary.  No further extension beyond 30.9.2003 shall be entertained.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.123/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2002 RN 5-11 dated 15.7.03 (RBE No.123/03)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway quarter by the staff belonging to Catering Department of  Indian Railways on their transfer/ deputation  to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

 

In terms of Board’s letter no.(G)2001 RN5-5 dated 12.4.2002, Railway Officers/staff on deputation to IRCTC were permitted retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of their posting for a period of 5 years from the date of incorporation of IRCTC, i.e., from 27.9.99 to 26.9.2004.

 

2.       Consequent upon the decision of the Central Government in the Ministry of Railways regarding transfer of the entire catering function of Catering Department of Indian Railways to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector undertaking, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways, along with posts and staff on deemed deputation basis, the question of retention of Railway accommodation by such of the staff beyond permissible period of 26.9.2004, communicated in terms of this Ministry’s letter referred to above, was examined by Board in  their meeting held on 16.1.2003 and 24.4.2003.  Keeping in view the public interest and in order to enable IRCTC to make their own arrangements for providing accommodation to staff of the erstwhile Catering Department, a conscious decision has been taken that such of the staff  of Catering Department of Indian Railways, who enjoyed the facility of Railway quarter before moving over to IRCTC, should be allowed to retain said Railway quarter(s)/ accommodation under their occupation even after being absorbed in IRCTC after exercising their option under the  extant rules, upto 31.3.2010.It may please be noted that after 31.3.2010, all the Railway quarters shall automatically revert back to the Railways with immediate effect.

 

3.       The rent chargeable for the period of retention upto 26.9.2004 has already been detailed in Board’s letter no.(G)2001 RN 5-5 dated 12.4.2002, referred to above.  The same arrangement in respect of charging of rent from the above category of staff shall continue to be followed for retention beyond 26.9.2004 upto 31.3.2010.

 

4.       The facility of retention of Railway accommodation provided for in paragraph 2 above shall be available only to such staff who are being transferred to IRCTC with work and post as a result of the decision to transfer the catering activities to IRCTC.

 

5.       It may please be noted that a Railway quarter which falls vacant after the retirement of these staff shall revert back to the Railway unit to whom the quarter belong and in no case be re-allotted to a staff of IRCTC under any circumstances.

 

6.       This has the approval of President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.202/2003

Board’s letter No. E(W)95 PS5-8/1 dated 2.12.03 (RBE No.202/03)

 

Sub: Post Retirement Complimentary Pass to retired Group ‘D’ employees.

 

In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 18.4.2001 Group ‘D’ employees with minimum 20 years Railway service have been made eligible for Post Retirement Complimentary Pass instead of 25 years as prescribed vide Board’s letter dt.27.3.96. Group ‘D’ employees who retired with 20 years railway service prior to 18.4.2001 were not eligible for Post Retirement Complimentary Pass.

 

2.       At the instance of staff side the matter has been considered by the Board and it has now been decided that all Group ‘D’ employees with minimum railway service of 20 years, will be entitled, irrespective of date of retirement, to one set of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass every year.

 

3.       Other terms and conditions shall be as per provisions in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition,1993).

 

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

 

RBE No 214./2003

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2003/HRA-11 dated 15.12.03 (RBE No214./03)

 

Sub: Improvement in allowances and facilities for Railway employees serving in the States and Union Territories of North Eastern Region and Andaman & Nicobar Island -Regarding House Rent Allowance.

 

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-83/HRA-29 dated 30.6.1984 and the clarifications contained in letters of same number dated 4.9.1986 and 6.5.1988 on the above subject.

 

2.   The issue regarding admissibility of the benefit of additional House Rent Allowance to those railway employees who on their transfer to North Eastern Region and Andaman & Nicobar Island keep their families at the previous station of posting in hired or  own accommodation after vacating the Government accommodation which they were occupying and have to vacate after transfer to North Eastern region and Andaman & Nicobar Island had been under consideration.  The matter has been considered and it has been decided that such railway employees would also be entitled to  the benefit of the additional house Rent Allowance as per the scheme subject to fulfillment of other conditions, and, the stipulation that they should have been in receipt of House Rent Allowance at the last duty station would be relaxed in such cases.  These orders take effect from 24.9.2003.

 

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

 

 

RBE No224./2003

  Board’s Notification No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/38 (Amendment)III dated 30.12.03 (RBE No224./03)

 

S.O…….(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:-

 

1.       (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension) Amendment Rules, 2003.

 

(2) They shall come into force on the Ist day of January,2004.

 

2.       In the Railway Services (Extraordinary Pension ) Rules, 1993, in rule 2, for the words “These rules shall apply to all railway servants”, the words, figures and letters “These rules shall apply to railway servants appointed on or before the 31st day of December, 2003” shall be substituted.

 

 

RBE No223./2003.

Board’s Notification No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/38 (Amendment)II dated 30.12.03 (RBE No223./03)

 

S.O…….(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules  to amend the Railway Services (Commutation of  Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:-

 

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Amendment Rules, 2003.

 

(2) They shall come into force on the Ist day of January,2004.

 

  1. In the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension ) Rules, 1993, in rule 2, for the words “These rules shall apply to all railway servants”, the words, figures and letters “These rules shall apply to railway servants appointed on or before the 31st day of December, 2003” shall be substituted.

 

RBE No.215/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 H01-3 dated 18.12.93 (RBE No.215/03)

 

Sub: Grant of honorarium to Railway employees.

 

As per Railway Board’s letter No.F(X)II/94/PW/3 dated 26.3.96, General managers have been delegated powers to sanction honorarium upto the limit of Rs.10,000/- in the case of non-gazetted employees.  In respect of any honorarium claim beyond Rs.10,000/- prior approval of Railway Board is necessary.  For this purpose, Railway units are required to send quarterly proposals with the approval of their FA&CAO.  In such proposals being sent by Railway units, a number of deficiencies are being noticed. The procedure for submission of such honorarium proposals is being reiterated below and the Railway units are directed to strictly follow the same while sending such proposals.

 

(i)                The proposal seeking approval of Board should contain details of individual claims in the prescribed proforma and should be accompanied by a detailed covering letter. The statement comprising details of individual claims should be sent in duplicate.  The proposal must have the approval of FA&CAO and the honorarium claims should satisfy the conditions laid down for payment of honorarium and this should clearly be mentioned in the covering letter.  Each page of the statement containing details of honorarium as well as the covering letter must be signed and  verified by a JA grade officer.

 

(ii)              The work to be undertaken on payment of honorarium should be so distributed among the staff that the amount of inflated honorarium does not become a source of profit to a few.  It has been noticed in various proposals that a few employees earn a very high amount of honorarium as compared to others.

 

 

(iii)            It has been noted that on some of the Railway units, honorarium earned by the staff in a financial year is claimed in the next financial year. This practice is wrong. The honorarium earned during a particular year has to be taken into account for that year only even if the payment is being made during the subsequent year.

 

 

RBE No.210/2003

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR 1-11 dated 5.12.03 (RBE No.210/03)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Officers/staff posted to new Zones/new Divisions.

Ref: Rly.Board’s letter No.E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 25.9.2003.

 

In terms of Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002, Railway Officers/staff on their posting to a New Zone/Division were permitted retention of Railway  quarter at the previous place of posting for a period of one year from the date of their relief.  The facility granted vide instructions dated 2.9.2002 was further reviewed by Board and as per their letter No.E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 25.9.2003, the period of retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting has been extended by another period of one year in continuation of Railway Board’s letter dated 2.9.2002.  However, due to oversight, the scope of the instructions was restricted to new Zones only.  It is clarified that the facility granted vide letter dated 25.9.2003 is available to officers and staff posted to newly created Divisions also.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.178/2003 

 

Board’s letter No. PC-V/99/I/1/1 dt.9.10.03  (RBE No.178/03  )

 

Sub: Financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme -

        Clarification regarding.

 

Please refer  to Board’s letter of even number dated 1.10.1999 regarding the Assured Career progression Scheme (ACPS) and subsequent amendments/clarifications that have been issued from time to time.

 

2.       The issue regarding grant of financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme to the retired/died/resigned railway employees by waiving the condition of passing trade test/suitability test/selection for them was under consideration for sometime.  The item has also been taken up by AIRF in the forum of PNM.

 

3.       The matter has been examined in consultation with the DOP&T.  It has been decided that as a very special case,  the requirement of passing the trade test/skill test for the purpose of grant of ACP Scheme may be waived in respect of those employees who were in service as on the date of introduction of the ACP Scheme but had retired/died/resigned prior to holding of first trade test/skill test for the purpose of grant of benefit under ACPS after introduction of the scheme.

4.            The above relaxation is, however, subject to the condition that an assessment of suitability for promotion of such employees including skill competence at the relevant time is made in some other manner such as on the basis of assessment report etc.  The requirement of clearing the trade test/skill test/departmental examination etc. even for grant of ACPS, where prescribed for regular promotion, will continue to be applicable in other cases.

 

 

RBE No.162/2003

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2000/3/8 dated 15.9.03 (RBE No.162/03)

 

Sub: Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee (Part-II)1998 – Ticket Checking staff   to be imparted training in Fire Fighting and First Aid -Recommendation No.109.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 7.11.02 (RBE No.202/2002, it has been decided that the training programme in First Aid should be made mandatory for all railway personnel category staff, especially for on board  train staff, Gangman, PWI and station staff who are usually the first responders at site.

 

All other terms and conditions would remain the same.

 

 

RBE No.164/2003

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl.2003/Adv 3/6 dated 29.9.03 (RBE No.164/03)

 

Sub: House Building Advance Rules – Purchase of House from Pvt.Parties –  Criteria for Registered Builders.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)Spl.98/ADV.3/6 dated 10.9.98.

 

Attention is invited to Ministry of Urban Affairs & Employment’s O.M.I/17011/23/71 H-III dated 25.7.94 circulated under Board’s letter mentioned above wherein the aspect of purchase of flat from “Private Parties” has been defined.

 

A copy of M/o Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation’s O.M.No.I/17011/23/71-H-III dated 25.7.03 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and guidance.  This O.M. is in supersession of M/o Urban Development’s O.M. of even number dated 11.11.1999.  Copy of this is also being sent for information.

 

The instructions contained in the O.M. dated 25.7.03 referred to above would apply to all Railway servants.

 

COPY OF M/O URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION’S O.M.NO.I-17011/23/71-H-III DATED 25.7.2003

 

Sub: House Building Advance Rules – Purchase of house from Private parties – Criteria for Registered Builders.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M.No.I-17011/23/71-H-III dated 11.11.99 on the above subject and to state that in view of the practical difficulties being expressed by various quarters in implementation of the criteria laid down in the above mentioned O.M. of this Ministry, the matter has been  reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Finance. It has now been decided to lay down the following guidelines, in supersession of  this Ministry’s O.M./ dated 11.11.99 referred to above, to consider cases relating to sanction of House Building Advance to central govt. employees for purchase of ready built flats/houses from private builders registered under the Companies Act, 1956 or firms of builders registered with Registrar of Firms under the Indian Partnership Act:-

(i)                The company/firm should be registered as approved builders/architects etc. with Urban Development Authority/Housing Boards of State Govt./Municipal Authorities etc.  However, if in some States, such a provision as to the registration of builder companies/firms in the panel of Urban Development Authorities/Housing Boards of State  Govt./Municipal Authorities does not exist, the builder company/firm may be asked to produce an Income Tax clearance certificate from the Income Tax Department or some such documentary evidence which shows that the company/firm has undertaken/executed housing projects for government agencies.

(ii)              In case of purchase of house/flat from private builder company/firm, the house selling/constructing private company/firm should have a clear title to the land on which houses/flats are erected and it can be  verified by obtaining a copy of the registration deed exhibiting the title of the land in the name of the house constructing private company/firm.

(iii)            Before the House Building Advance is granted to the applicant Government employee, he may be asked to obtain an undertaking from the concerned private builder company/firm to the effect that the house/flat is ready for possession as well as for moving in.  Besides, the private builder company/firm should have obtained completion certificate from the map/plan approving authority . Completion certificate from private architect/engineer should not be accepted.

(iv)            The company/firm of builders should be financially sound. Audited accounts including balance sheet/income & expenditure accounts etc. for the preceding three years, duly certified by chartered accountants, may be examined for this purpose.

 

COPY OF MINISTRY OF  URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY ALLEVIATION’S O.M.NO.I-17011/23/71-H-III DATED 11.11.1999

 

Sub: House Building Advance Rules – Purchase of house from Private parties.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M.No.I-17011/23/71-H-III dated the 25th July 1994 wherein the question of purchase of flat from “Private Parties” was defined.  It was clarified that “Private Parties” include registered builder, architects, house building societies but not the private individuals. Subsequently, another point has been raised as to who should be recognized as “registered builders”.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Law & Justice and it is clarified that a registered builders, registered under the Companies Act,1956 or firm of builders registered with Registrar of Firms under the Indian Partnership Act should be one who also fulfills the following criteria :-

 

(i)    Minimum one partner/member of the Company/Firm ought to be an architect/Engineer who is a member of Indian Institute of Architects/Institution of Engineers, member of Council of Architects or any other professional Institute in the field of construction.

(ii)  One member of the Company/Firm should be a member of Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants (I.I.C.A.) or member of Institute of Cost & Works  Accountants (I.C.W.A.) to ensure the financial credit worthiness of a registered builder Firm/Company.

(iii)   The Institute/Company/Firm should be registered in the panels as Builder/Architect etc. with (Urban) Development Authority/Housing Board of State Govt./Municipal Authorities/Central Govt.

 

 

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/R-II/17 dt.15.12.03

Sub: Grant of allowance of Rs.100/- to Mistries.

 

Arising from an issue raised in the PNM by the AIRF that P.Way Mistries in certain Railways are not being granted the allowance of Rs.100/- p.m. as their designation has been revised to Supervisors, the matter has been considered.

 

It is advised that the Mistries in IV CPC pay scale of Rs.1400-2300 who have been redesignated as Supervisors vide Board’s letter No.PC-III/93/Standardsiation/1 dated 26.7.96 are eligible  for the grant of allowance of Rs.100/- p.m. in addition to the pay in the revised pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 as indicated in Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/R-II/17 dated 24.11.98.  However, beyond 31.10.2003 this Special Allowance would be regulated under Para 13.4 of Railway Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 9.10.2003.

 

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