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Rly Board’s Estt. Circulars 2005

July 24, 2011

RBE No.03/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)1/2004/AL-28/15   Dated 12.1.05     (RBE No.03/05)

 

          Sub: Grant of Composite Transfer Grant – clarification regarding.

 

Certain doubts have been raised by one of the Railways regarding grant of Composite Transfer Grant to officers who are transferred and relinquish charge from the old HQs on or before 31.3.04 but join the new HQs on or after 1.4.04.  The issues have been examined in Board’s office and are clarified as under:

Doubt Clarification
(i) What should be the Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) payable to a staff/officer, whose transfer order were issued on or before 31.3.2004, but who joined his new place of posting on or after 1.4.2004. (i) Entitlement of CTG shall be w.r.t. the pay of the post held by the officer at the time of relinquishment of charge from the old headquarters.  For example, if an officer is transferred on or before 31.3.04 and has relinquished the charge of post at the old HQs on or before 31.3.04, his entitlement for CTG shall be w.r.t. the pay of the post drawn by him at that time.  Date of joining at the new place of posting on or after 1.4.04 has nothing to do wherein relinquishment of charge at the old HQs has taken place before 1.4.04.
(ii) A staff/Officer, who was relieved on or before 31.3.2004, but who joined his new place of posting on or after 1.4.2004. (ii) As stated in para (i) above, the entitlement for CTG shall be w.r.t. the pay of the post held by the officer on the date he was relieved from the old HQs.  Hence, inclusion of component of  50% D.P. (which came into existence w.e.f. 1.4.04) for arriving at the quantum of CTG shall be applicable in case of transfers wherein employees have been relieved on or after 1.4.04 from their old headquarters.

 

Other terms and conditions governing payment of Composite Transfer Grant shall remain unchanged.

 

 

 

RBE No.04/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W)2004/PS 5-1/21  Dated  10.1.05     (RBE No.04/05)

 

Sub: Issue of special complimentary cheque passes to non-Railway Doctors and para medical staff for conducting blood donation  & eye testing Camps.

 

Blood donation and eye testing camps were being organised on the Railways by the Federations for which complimentary cheque passes used to be issued by Zonal Railways without obtaining Board’s approval.  Zonal Railways were, therefore, advised vide Board’s letter No.E(W)2001PS5-6/97 dt.25.2.02 that proposal for issue of special complimentary cheque passes for purposes not covered under Schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) should be referred to Board’s Office for obtaining approval of the competent authority.  This has caused delay in issuing complimentary cheque passes at short notice to the doctors and para medical staff in connection with blood donation  and eye testing camps being organised on the Railways.

 

  1. On a specific request from AIRF the matter has been considered by Railway Board and it has been decided that the General Managers may be delegated powers to issue complimentary cheque passes to Non-Railway doctors and para medical staff in connection with blood donation and eye testing camps being organised on the Railways.  Delegation of this power may be exercised by the General Managers at their personal level in optimum need based  situation so that indiscriminate proliferation of issue of such passes can be avoided.

 

  1. In view of the above decision Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 46 (copy enclosed).

 

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

 

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 46 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986, [Second Edition, 1993]

 

In schedule VII [Special Passes], below item No. 40 add the following as item No. 41.

 

Doctors/ para medical staff invited in connection with blood donation / eye testing camps being organised on Railways.

 

General Managers may, at their personal level, authorise issue of special complimentary cheque passes commensurate with the status of invitees in optimum need based situations, from residence / place of working to the place where the camps are being held and  back.

 

 

 

RBE No. 07/2005

  Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-97/SR 6/3 Vol. IV  Dated  13.1.2005      (RBE No. 07/05).

 

Sub:- Principles for determining the seniority of staff belong to SC/ST

promoted earlier vis-a-vis General/OBC Staff  promoted later.

….

Reference para 3 (iii) of this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)1/97/SR6/3 (Vol.III) dated 8.3.2002 indicating that since the earlier instructions issued pursuant to Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement in Virpal Singh Chauhan’s case (JT 1995(7) SC 231) as incorporated in para 319A of IREM Vol,.1 1989 Edition were effective from 10.2.95 and the revised instructions issued pursuant to Constitution (85th) Amendment Act, 2001 were being made effective from 17.6.95, the question as to how the cases falling between 10.2..95 and 16.6.95 should be regulated was under consideration in consultation with DOP&T and that separate instructions in this regard would issue.

  1. The matter has since been considered in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training and Legal Advisor, Railway Board.  It has been decided that since the Constitution (85th) Amendment Act, 2001 has been made effective from 17.6.1995, the promotions, if any, of Railway servants which had taken place during the period from 10.2.95 to 16.6.95 as per the principle of regaining seniority by General/OBC staff in terms of procedure in force at that point of time in implementation of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in R.K. Sabarwal’s and Virpal Singh Chauhan’s cases vide this Ministry’s letters No. E(NG)1-97/SR6/3 dated 28.2.97 and 15.5.98 may be protected as personal to them.  Accordingly the existing para 3(iii) of this Ministry’s letter number E(NG)1/97/SR6/3 (Vol.III) dated 8.3.2002 may be substituted by the following:-

 

“Seniority of Railway servants determined in the light of para 319 A shall be revised as if this para did not exist on and after 17.6.95.  However, seniority determined and promotion effected in between the period 10.2.95 and 16,6.95 (both days inclusive) in terms of para 319A in force during the period in question shall be protected as personal to the incumbents”.

 

 

  Board’s letter No.  2003/H/28/1/RELHS  dated 28-1-05   

Sub: Re-opening of Retired Employees Liberalised Health

Scheme (RELHS-97)

 

Arising out of demands made by AIRF, NFIR, many individuals and Associations of Pensioners etc. the subject of extension/re-opening of the Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme (RELHS-97), for those retired employees who have not joined the RELHS-97 scheme earlier, has been under consideration of the Board for some time.  After careful examination of the matter it has been decided that all retired Railway employees, having qualifying service period and who have not joined the RELHS-97 scheme earlier, will be given another last and final chance to join RELHS-97.

 

The period during which the scheme has been made open is from the date of issue of this letter and upto 31.12.05 (Thirty first December two thousand five only).

 

The scheme has been approved by Railway Board with a special condition that there will be a “lock in” period of six months from the date on which a retired employee joins the scheme i.e. the date of depositing the fees.  During this period the retired employee will be provided medical treatment as available in Railway hospitals and other Govt. hospitals including Govt. owned autonomous hospitals and Govt. medical college hospitals only.  They will not be referred to private hospitals, which are recognised for Railway employees and other RELHS cardholders.  In any circumstances and in any medical condition, during the “lock in” period, reimbursement of medical claims for treatment taken in private hospital including the private recognised hospitals will not be permitted.

 

  • All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No.97/H/28/1/ dated 23.10.97 and subsequent orders No.97/H/28/1 dated 17.5.99 and 27.12.99 will remain unaltered.
  • RELHS (Medical identity) card will be issued by the Personnel Branch of concerned Railways.  The RELHS Card issued to beneficiaries with lock in period should clearly indicate the designation, amount deposited and name and designation of issuing authority/signatory.
  • Lock in period to be clearly and prominently mentioned on the card alongwith the conditions.
  • The retired employees who are willing to join this scheme must give a clear declaration alongwith application that he/she is joining the scheme with full knowledge about the “lock in” period.  He/she should also give clear declaration that during the lock in period he/she will not submit any reimbursement claim for treatment taken in private and private recognised hospitals and would not challenge the orders of Railway Board to this effect in any court of law.
  • This also applies to spouses of Railway employees who died in harness.

 

The above instructions are only for those retired employees who retired earlier and did not join RELHS-97 scheme.  This will not be applicable to railway employees now retiring and giving their option for joining RELHS-97 Scheme.

 

The scheme is open from the date of issue of this letter upto 31.12.2005 and would not be extended further in any circumstances.

 

A wide publicity should be given.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.12/2005                                                                    

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 28.1.2005(RBE No.12/2005)

 

Sub: Re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census- grant of House

Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance to Railway employees.

          Attention is invited to Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/13 dated 16.10.1997 relating to grant of Compensatory ( City) Allowance (CCA) and House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission whereby a list of cities/towns classified as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’  for the purpose of CCA was enclosed as Annexure-I and another list of cities/towns classified as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ for the purpose of HRA was enclosed as Annexure-II. The matter relating to reclassification of cities/towns on the basis of Census 2001 for the purposes of grant of HRA and CCA to Railway employees has been considered by the Board.

2.       The President is pleased to decide that in supersession of all the existing orders relating to classification of cities/towns for the purposes of grant of HRA and CCA to Railway employees, cities/towns shall now be re-classified as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’  for the purpose of CCA as enumerated in Annexure-I and as ‘A-1,’A’,’B-1’ and ‘B-2’ and ‘C’ class for the purpose of HRA as enumerated in Annexure-II to these orders.

 

3.       The special orders relating to grant of HRA/CCA in localities as listed in para 3 of this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II/90/HRA/CCA-18 dated 19-7-1993 shall continue to be applicable. The special orders issued vide this Ministry’s letters(i) No.E(P&A)II/98/HRA-4 dated 18.2.1998 for grant of HRA at ‘B-2’ class city rates within the municipal limits of Jammu City, (ii) No.E(P&A)II/97/HRA-19 dated 4-6-1998 relating to classification of Calcutta & Chennai  as ‘A-1’ class for grant of HRA and (iii) No.E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-4 dated 13.7.2004 for classification of Goa, Port Blair and other areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands shall also continue to be applicable.

 

  1. These orders shall be effective from 1.4.2004.

 

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

 

  Board’s letter No. E(LR)III/2004/UTF-2  Dated 11.1.2005 .

 

Sub: Transfer of recognized Trade Union office bearers.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(L)60/UTI-31 dated 19.2.1960.

 

As per the provisions laid down in the letter mentioned above, any proposal for transfer of an office bearer of a recognized trade union including branches thereof has to be communicated by the Railway to the union concerned who may bring to the notice of Divisional Officer and if necessary later to the General Manager any  objection they may have against the proposed transfer. In case of no agreement at lower levels, decision of the General Manager is to be final. Sufficient notice is also required to be given to the Union of a proposed transfer so that the union can make alternative arrangements for carrying on work or making a representation against the proposed transfer.

 

However, in cases of a trade union office bearer being involved in a Special Police Establishment/Vigilance case or where the Civil and Police Authorities have recommended immediate transfer of a Railway employee who is an office bearer of a recognized union on the ground of indulging in undesirable activities and affecting efficient functioning of the Railway, the procedure laid down in the preceding paragraph need not be followed. Instructions in this regard have been issued vide Board’s letter No.E(L)64UTI-113 dated 21.11.64 and No.E(LR)75 UTI-176 dated 8.8.75.

 

Recently there have been demands for initiating prompt action against the employees involved in sexual harassment of women and Committees have also been nominated at various levels to enquire into such cases.  It has to be appreciated that the cases of sexual harassment are very heinous.  The matter of taking prompt action for transfer of employees involved in such cases has been under consideration of Board.  It has now been decided that the Railway administration concerned may take action to transfer out office bearers of unions without the consent of General Secretary of the concerned Union in cases where the Committee to enquire into cases of sexual harassment have come to the conclusion that such harassment had taken place and in such cases provisions as for transfer recommended by Vigilance may be followed.  However, in all such cases General Secretary of the concerned union may be kept informed in writing about the reasons for effecting such transfer of an office bearer of the Union.

 

 

RBE No.06/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/PLB-6  Dated 14.1.2005    (RBE No.06/05)

 

Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Apprentices – PNM/NFIR Item No.46/2004.

 

A reference has been received from one of the Zonal Railways seeking clarification whether apprentices would be eligible for grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) if they are being paid stipend during the training period.  This issue has also been raised by the Staff side in the PNM/NFIR Meeting as Item No.46/2004.

 

2.       The matter has been considered in consultation with the Establishment Directorate and it is reiterated that Apprentices, who are paid stipend during training period, will not be eligible for payment of PLB unless they are appointed to a regular post.  Apprentices/Trainees, including appointees on compassionate grounds, would be eligible for grant of PLB only if they are paid against a regular scale of pay while on training as per extant rules.  It is further clarified that regular Group ‘D’ staff, who are appointed as Apprentice/Trainee in Group C and are paid stipend during the training period, will not be eligible for grant of PLB.  They can, however, be considered for grant of PLB only if they opt and are allowed to draw pay as admissible to them in Group D as per extant procedure.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.11/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/14   Dated  24.1.05    (RBE No.11/05)

 

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of High Level Committee on Disaster Management.

 

High Level Committee on Disaster Management has inter-alia recommended periodic training on Disaster Management for railway staff. A list of courses on Disaster Management organized at various stages for different categories of staff as per currently approved modules is enclosed.

 

Railways may ensure that these courses are conducted regularly and may make efforts to continuously upgrade the training content, lessons of these courses to make it more meaningful and practical and also share the same with other railways.  The modification made may also be informed to Board.

 

Officers may be nominated to ensure that these courses are conducted to the desired expectation.

 

Dept. Content No. Category Stages Description Remarks
Mech 0109 JE-II Induction (RRB) Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
    SE Induction (RRB) Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
    JE-II Promotional (intermediate Apprentice_ Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
    JE-II Promotion Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
  0609 SE/SSE Refresher Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
    JE-I/JE-II Refresher Fire Fighting, First Aid & Hygiene For Diesel, C&W and Workshop
  0803 JE-II Induction (RRB) Second Theoretical Session –Accidents & Relief For C&W
  0903 SE Induction (RRB) Second Theoretical Session –Accidents & Relief For C&W
  1201 SE/SSE Refresher Professional Topics – Derailment investigation  For C&W
    JE-I/JE-II Refresher Professional Topics – Derailment investigation  For C&W
  1601 JE-II Promotional (Intermediate Apprentice_ Theoretical Session in allotted discipline – Safety Accident Management For Workshop
Elect. El.-04 For all trades Promotional /Initial/

Refresher

Personal safety, Electrical Accident Fire Fighting  
  El.05 For all trades Special course First Aid  
  Genl.2.5 For all trades Special course Disaster Management  
  El.1.1 Unskilled to Technician Promotional Safety, First Aid For OHE, PSI & RC, TC/AC, Elect. Plant, Elec.(Loco), EMU
  Elect.01 Technician both ITI & non-ITI Initial Safety, First Aid, Fire Fighting For OHE, PSI & RC, TC/AC, Elect. Plant, Elec.(Loco), EMU
  Elect.02 Artisan to Supervisor Promotional Safety Rules, Accidents,   Fire Fighting, First Aid For TRD,Elect, TL/AC Elect.
  Elect.2.2 Direct Recruit JE/SE Initial Safety Rules, Precautions, Elect.Accidents For TRD,TL/AC , E.ect.Loco
  ESVP-2 Direct Recruit JE/SE Initial Safety First Aid, Firefighting and Disaster Management For TRD, TL/AC, Elect.Loco, EMU
  Elect.1.13 Technician Initial Safety Items TL/AC
  Elect.TRD-1.2 Technician Refresher Safety – Precautions during maintenance OHE
  Elect.TRD 1.5 Technician Refresher Safety – Precautions during maintenance PSI & RC
  TRD 2.1 All Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance TRD
  Elect.

Loco 1.4

Technician Promotion Elect.Loco safety Elect.Loco
  Elect

Loco 2.1

Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance Elec.Loco
  Elect.

Loco 2.2

Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance Elec.Loco
  Elect

Loco 2.3

Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance Elec.Loco
  Elect.

Loco 2.5

Supervisors Promotion Loco Safety certificate for line working Elect.Loco
  Elect EMU 1.4 Technician Promotion Safety items EMU
  EMU 1.5 Technician Promotion Safety certificates before despatching to line EMU
   EMU 2.2 Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance EMU
   EMU 2.3 Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance EMU
   EMU 2.4 Supervisors Promotion Safety – Precautions during maintenance EMU
   EMU 2.6 Supervisors Promotion Loco Safety certificate for line working EMU
  Elect.02 All      
Gen.       First Aid & Fire Fighting  
  Elect.1.12 Technician Initial Fire Prevention TL/AC
TPT FC-R For all trades   First Aid Foundation course
  T-6/E Traffic Apprentice Induction Disaster Management  
  T-7/C Asst.Guard Promotion Disaster Management  
  T.10/I Jr.Tpt.Supr.10% Graduate Quota Promotion Disaster Management  
  T.10/J Jr.Tpt.Supr.10% Graduate Quota Promotion Accident cases  
  T-11/E Sr.Tpt.Supr. Promotion Disaster Management  
  T-12/E ASM/SM Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-12/J ASM/SM Refresher First Aid  
  T-13/D Guard Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-13/J Guard Refresher First Aid  
  T.14/E Switchman Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-15/D TI/SS/CHC/CWMI Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-16/E Section Controller/

Dy.CHC

Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-19/D Asstt.Guard Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-20/D WMI/SWMI Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-20/I WMI/SWMI Refresher First Aid  
  T-25/D Pointsman Induction Disaster Management  
  T-26/D Pointsman Refresher Disaster Management  
  T-27/D Leverman Induction Disaster Management  
  T-28/D Leverman Refresher Disaster Management  
  S-1/A All Supervisors Special course Disaster Management  
Comml FC-R For all trades   First Aid  
  C-I/D Ticket Collector Induction/Promotion Disaster Management  
  C-4/E Comml.Apprentice Induction Ph. I Disaster Management  
  C-5/E Comml.Apprentice Induction Ph.II Disaster Management  
  C-6/E Comml.Apprentice Induction Ph.III Disaster Management  
  C-7/D Ticket checking Supervisor Promotion Disaster Management  
  C-10/G Comml.

Inspector

Promotion Disaster Management  
        Disaster Management  
  C-11/F Comml.Supervisor 10% Graduate Quota Promotion Phase-I Disaster Management  
  C-12/D   Promotion Phase-II Disaster Management  
  C-13/C TC/TTE Refresher Disaster Management  
  C-18/C Claims Inspector Refresher Disaster Management  
  C-19/C Comml.Inspector Refresher Disaster Management  
  C-20/E Comml.Inspector (7450-11500 Promotional Disaster Management  
  C-21/C Coach Attendant Refresher Disaster Management  
  S-1/A All Supervisors Special Disaster Management  
S&T ST-02 All Khalasis/ ESM/TCM/WTM Induction / Initial Personal Safety, cleanliness, Fire Prevention, First Aid  
  ST-02 All Clerks Induction Cleanliness, Personal Safety,  Fire Prevention, First Aid  
  ST-06 ESM/TCM/WTM Initial Phase-II Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 ESM/TCM/WTM/MSM Refresher Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 ESM/TCM/WTM Equipment course Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 MSM Conversion to ESM Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 ESM Promotional Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 JE(Sig)II Promotional Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  ST-06 JE(Telecom) Promotional Safety in train operation Disaster Management Schedule of Dimension  
  S18 JE/Gr.II Signal Phase III Initial course RRB Accident and Case study ISP
  S18 JE/Gr.II(Tele) Phase III Initial course RRB Accident and Case study ITP
  S18 SE Signal Phase II Initial course RRB Accident and Case study ISGI
  S18 App.SE Tele Phase II Initial course RRB Accident and Case study ITGI
  S18 JE/SE/SSE Refresher Accident and Case study RSJE
  S7 JE/SE/SSE Refresher Signaling in General & Safety RSJE
  S7 Intermediate Departmental Promotee JE-II Promotional

Course

Signaling in General & Safety ISPS
  S7 SE Signal Phase II Initial Course Signaling in General & Safety ISGI
  S7 JE-II to JE-I Promotional

Course

Signaling in General & Safety PSSS
  S7 JE/SE/SSE Design Phase II Initial

Course

Signaling in General & Safety FDST
  S7 JE/SE/SSE

Design Phase II

Refresher Course Signalling in General & Safety RDST
          RDST
Civil CE/002 Gangman Induction Personal Safety  
  CE004 Gangman Induction Action during Emergency  
  CE/011 Gangman Induction First Aid  
  CE/031 Mate P.Way Promotion Accident & Breaches  
  CE/011 Mate P.Way Promotion First Aid  
  CE/169 PWM Induction Accident & Breaches  
  CE/110 PWM Induction First Aid  
  CE/048 PWM Promotional Accident & Breaches  
  CE/110 PWM Promotional First Aid  
  CE/142 Gate Keeper Induction Personal Safety  
  CE/144 Gate Keeper Induction Accident during emergency  
  CE/110 Gate Keeper Induction First Aid  
  CE/456 Mate Works site, Valveman Induction Work in Emergency, Safety Precaution & First Aid  
  CE/257 Carpenter/

Mason Painter/ Blacksmith/

Welder/Pipe Fitter & Plumber

Induction Work in Emergency, Safety Precaution & First Aid  
  CE/365 Artisan Works/Way/Bridges Promotion Safety Precaution & Attending emergencies  

 

 

 

RBE No.11/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W)2002/PS 5-8/5  Dated 20.1.05    (RBE No.11/05)

 

Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes – debarring retired railway employees whose whole of pension and gratuity has been with-held permanently.

 

In terms of item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV – “Post Retirement Complimentary Passes”, post retirement complimentary passes shall not be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed from service.  Instances have come to the notice of Board that retired Railway employees are drawing post retirement complimentary passes in cases where the whole of gratuity and pension has been with-held permanently as a result of D&A proceedings.  It has, therefore, been decided by Board that retired Railway employees in whose case the whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently as a result of D&A proceedings, should be debarred from issue of post retirement complimentary passes.

 

2.    In view of the above decision, item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Passes) of  Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.47.

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No.47 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993)

 

Item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV – “Post Retirement Complimentary Passes)  may be amended as under:-

 

“(iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those Railway servants who are dismissed from service, and to those retired railway servants whose whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently as a result of D&A proceedings”. [Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2002/PS 5-8/5  Dated 20.1.05]

 

 

 

RBE No.15/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/25   Dated  20.1.05    (RBE No.15/05)

NOTIFICATION

S.O.     –  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 (Pension) Rules,1993, namely:-

 

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Pension) (Amendment) Rules,2005.

(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 19th day of July, 1997.

 

  1. In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993:-

 

(a)                          in rule 53 for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:-

 

“(1) A Railway servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a service or post in or under a Corporation or Company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Central Government or a State Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by the Central Government or a State Government, shall be deemed to have retired from service from the date of such absorption and subject to sub-rule (3), he shall be eligible to receive retirement benefits, if any, from such date as may be determined, in accordance with  the orders of the Railways  applicable to him”.

 

(b)  rule 54 shall be omitted;

(c)   in rule 75, in sub-rule (21), clause (iii) shall be omitted.

Explanatory Memorandum

 

1.                 The Railway Services[Pension] Rules, 1993 came into  force on the 3rd December, 1993.

 

  1. In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare’s Notification on the issue published in the Gazette of India, vide number S.O. 1775 dated the 19th July, 1997, this notification is given retrospective effect from the 19th July, 1997.
  2. The amendments to the said rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the  interest of any person.

NOTE: The Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide No. S.O. 930 [E] the 3rd December, 1993 and subsequently amended by –

 

S.No.

Notification No.

Date

Published in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 Sub-section [ii]

S.O. No.

 Date of Publication

 

  1. F[E]III/94/PN1/31[Amendment]                 03-02-1995            511                    25-02-1995
  2. E[G]/94/EM1-6                                        31-03-1995            1026                   15-04-1995
  3. F[E]III/99/PN1/38[Modification]                 23-05-2000            1554                   15-07-2000
  4. F[E]III/9/PN1/14[Amendment]                  24-05-2000            1553                   15-07-2000
  5. F[E]III/2000/PN1/23                                 18-10-2001            1081                   30-03-2002
  6. E[G]/2002/EM1/1                                     23-08-2002            1214[E]              04-11-2004
  7. F[E]III/2003/PN1/38[Amendment]I            30-12-2003            1488[E]              30-12-2003
  8. F[E]III/2004/PN1/21[Amendment]             07-12-2004            3191                   18-12-2004

RBE No.16/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/25   Dated 24.1.05 (RBE No.16/05)

 

S.O.       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 (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:-

 

  1. (1) These rules may be called the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) (Amendment) Rules,2005.

 

(2) Rule 5 shall be deemed to have come into force from the 19th day of July, 1997 and the remaining provisions of these rules shall be deemed to have come into force from the Ist day of January, 1996.

 

  1. In rule 6 of the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules)-

 

(i)                in sub-rule (1), for the words, “a fraction not exceeding one-third”, the words “of an amount not exceeding forty percent” shall be substituted:

(ii)              in sub-rule (2)-,

(a)  for the words “fraction of pension”, the words “percent of pension” shall be substituted:

(b)  for the words “one third of pension”, the words “forty percent of pension” shall be substituted:

 

(iii)            in sub-rule (3), for the words “fraction of pension”, the words “percent of pension” shall be substituted.

 

  1. In rule 10 of the said rules, in sub-rule (3), in clauses (i) and (ii), for the words, “one hundred rupees”, wherever they occur, the words “two thousand rupees” shall be substituted;
  2. In rule 11 of the said rules, in the proviso, for the words “one hundred rupees”, wherever they occur, the words “two thousand rupees” shall be substituted;
  3. In rule 19 of the said rules, clause (ii) shall be omitted;
  4. In rule 23 of the said rules, in sub-rule (1), in clause (b), for the words “one hundred rupees”, the words “two thousand rupees” shall be substituted:
  5. In Form 1 of the said rules, In Part I, in asterisk “*” appearing after “Note”, for the brackets and words “(subject to maximum of one third thereof)” the following brackets and words shall be substituted, namely:-

(subject to a maximum of forty percent thereof)”

  1. In Form 2 of the said rules, in Part-I, in asterisk “*” appearing after “Date” for the brackets and words “(subject to a maximum of one third thereof)” the following brackets and words shall be substituted, namely:-

(subject to a maximum of forty percent thereof)”]

 

 

Explanatory Memorandum

  1. The Railway Services [Commutation of Pension] Rules, 1993 came into force on the 3rd December, 1993.
  2. Rules 2,3,4,6,7,and 8 of the notification are given retrospective effect  from 1st January, 1996 to be in consonance with the date of implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission.
  3. In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare notification on the issue published in the Gazette of India, vide number S.O. 1775 dated the 19th July, 1997, the rule 5 of this notification is given retrospective effect from the 19th July, 1997.
  4. The amendment to the said rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the  interest of any person.

NOTE: The Railway Services [Commutation of Pension] Rules, 1993 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary vide No. S.O. 930 [E] the 3rd December, 1993 and subsequently amended by –

 

S.No.

Notification No.

Date

Published in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 Sub-section [ii]

S.O. No.

 Date of Publication

 

  1. F[E]III/2003/PN1/38[Amendment] II   30-12-2003                        1489[E]        30-12-2003

 

 

RBE No.17/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/2   Dated 25.1.05  (RBE No.17/05)

 

Sub: Expeditious payment of settlement dues of Railway servants  retiring   from service  and of cases of death of Railway servants while in service.

 

In the meeting of the Consultative Committee of MPs for the Ministry of Railways held on 4.11.2004, Shri Abdul Mannan Hossain, MP, raised the issue regarding timely payment of settlement of staff of the Railways.  In this connection attention is invited to Chapters VII and IX of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, wherein the procedures for processing the settlement papers in respect of  retiring Railway servants and of those who die while in service, have been laid down in order that the payment of settlement dues is made in time.  Further, instructions issued in this connection by the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW) vide its OM No.38/116/93-P&PW(F) dt.2.5.94 and OM No.38/64/98 P&PW(F) dt.5.10.1999 were circulated vide Ministry of Railways letters No.F(E)III/94/PN1/18 dt.21.7.1994 and F(E)III/99/PN1/35 dt.21.1.2000 respectively for information and guidance of and strict compliance by the Railway administrations.  The Railway administrations are once again urged to meticulously follow the procedures given in the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 and the aforesaid OMs of the DOP&PW and ensure that the settlement dues of the Railway servants are paid on the date of retirement itself and to the family of those who die while in service as early as possible in order that the retiring Railway servants and the families of the deceased Railway servants, are not put to hardships.

 

 

RBE No.19/2005

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2003 GS 1-5  Dated  28.1.05 (RBE No.19/05)

 

Sub: Rule 16(4)(i) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 –Clarification regarding borrowing of money from a relative or a personal friend and definition of the term ‘small amount’         given in the first proviso to rule 16(4)(i).

 

The term “small amount” appearing in first proviso to Rule 16(4)(i) of the Railway Services (Conduct)Rules, 1966, as defined in Board’s letter No.E(D&A)88 GS 1-5 dated 10.8.1988, has since been reviewed by the Board in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training.  It has now been decided that this term need not be specifically defined as it will have the same meaning as understood in common parlance.  Accordingly, the monetary limits laid down in Board’s letter of 10.8.88 shall not longer hold good.

 

1.1     Since it is not possible to define the term ‘small amount’ comprehensively each case should be decided on merits and in deciding such cases, the status of the individual concerned and the amount involved should be taken into account.

 

  1. In the context of borrowing of money from a relative or a personal friend in terms of  Rule 16(4)(i) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 it is clarified as under:-

 

(a)              Prior sanction of the Government is required for borrowing money from a relative or a ‘personal friend with whom the Railway servant has official dealings.  However, in terms of the relaxation given in the first proviso to Rule 16(4)(I), no prior sanction is required if the loan to be taken from such a person (i.e. with whom he has official dealings) is a purely temporary loan of a small amount, free of interest.

(b)            No prior sanction of the Government is required if the Railway servant borrows money from a relative or a personal friend with whom he has no official dealings.

 

3.       It may, however, be noted that “Loan” is considered as a movable property in terms of Explanation-I below Rule 18(5) of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966 and hence any “Loan” advanced or taken by the Railway servant that exceeds the limit prescribed under Rule 18(3) of the said Rules is to be reported to the  Government.  It is always open to the authorities to verify the correctness/genuineness of the transaction if they have any doubt in the matter, by requiring the Railway servant to produce necessary documents.

 

 

RBE No.21/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1   Dated 2.2.05 (RBE No.21/05)

 

Sub: Review of categories for grant of Risk Allowance.

Ref: Board’s letter No. F(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1   Dated 27.2.05.

 

Denotification of categories of employees in receipt of  employees in receipt of Risk Allowance was circulated vide Board’’ letter cited above.  In the forum of PNM and DC/JCM, staff side had requested for review of these categories.  The entire issue of identification of categories of employees as eligible for receipt of Risk Allowance was examined by the Board in line with the recommendations of the V CPC.  Accordingly in supersession of earlier instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/AD-1 dated 27.2.2004, the revised list of categories of employees in receipt of Risk Allowance to be denotified is enclosed as Annexure I.

 

These orders will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

                                                                                      Annexure I

   LIST OF CATEGORIES DENOTIFIED FOR GRANT OF RISK ALLOWANCE

1 Blacksmith 13 Khalasis 25 Staff handling 440 Volt & above equipments
2 Bridge field staff 14 Lampmen 26 Shunt men
3 Bariwala 15 Mosquitomen 27 Skid porters
4 Batterymen (those directly involved in charging of Batteries 16 Overhead Crane Drivers 28 Skid men
5 Cooks 17 Patrolling staff 29 Shunting Masters
6 Cook Mates 18 Painters 30 Shunting Jamadars
7. Dolly men 19 Pointsmen 31 Shunting Porters
8 Electro Platters 20 Porters 32 Trolleymen
9 Fitters 21 Riveters 33 TRD Linemen
10 Gatekeepers 22 Sarangs 34 Token Porters
11 Gangmen 23 Sanitary Mistries 35 Welders
12 Keymen 24 Sandblasters    

 

 

 

RBE No.14/2005

Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt:25.1.2005 (RBE No.14/2005)

Training Manual Correction slip No.1/2005

 

Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

 

In continuation of Board’s Lr.No. E(MPP)2001/3/9 Dt: 10.7.2003 issued under RBE No.121/2003, Ministry of Railways have decided to include the following Training Centres under “Other Training  Centres” as shown below:-

 

  1. Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
  2. Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
  3. Engineering Training Centre/Bellaghata/ER
  4. BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
  5. Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  6. C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  7. C&W Training Centre/Chitput/ER
  8. Diesel Traction Training Centre/Andal/ER
  9. Diesel Traction Training Centre/Burdwan/ER
  10. Diesel Traction Training Centre/Howra/ER
  11. Traffic Training Centre/Madhupur/ER
  12. Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  13. Engineering Training Centre/Aishbag/Lucknow/NER
  14. Permanent Way Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  15. Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  16. C&W Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  17. C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
  18. C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER

 

  1. C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  2. Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Arakkonam/SR
  3. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
  4. Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  5. Basic Training Centre/Tiruchirappally/SR
  6. Basic Training Centre(Elect/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
  7. TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
  8. Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
  9. Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  10. Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
  11. C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
  12. Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  13. Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
  14. Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  15. Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
  16. Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
  17. C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
  18. C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  19. Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  20. Diesel Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
  21. Engineering Training Centre/Chakrdharpur/SER
  22. Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
  23. Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  24. C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
  25. C&W Training Centre/Chakrdharpur/SER
  26. C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  27. Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  28. C&W Training Centre/Baroda/WR
  29. C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
  30. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
  31. Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
  32. Engineering Training Centre/Baroda/WR
  33. Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
  34. Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  35. Engineering Training Centre/Bavnagarpara/WR
  36. Electrical Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  37. OXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR
  38. OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  39. C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  40. Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  41. Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  42. C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  43. Traffic Training CentreMokama/ECR
  44. Diesel Training Centre/Visakapatnam/ECOR
  45. Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mancheswar/ECOR
  46. C&W Training Centre/Visakapatnam/ECOR
  47. Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
  48. C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  49. Traffic Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  50. C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  51. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  52. Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  53. Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
  54. Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR
  55. Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  56. Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
  57. Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
  58. Traffic Training Centre/Srirangapattana/SWR
  59. Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  60. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
  61. Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  62. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  63. Technical Training Centre(Elect)/Hubli/SWR
  64. Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  65. Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
  66. Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

Simulator Training Centre at Bhusawal/Central Railway included earlier vide Board’s Lr.dt:10.7.2003 issued under RBE No.121/2003 has been deleted as per orders issued vide Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2003/3/26 Dt: 2.11.2004 (RBE No.231/2004) [CPO/SC’s SC No. 200/04]

 

Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the “Manual on Management of Training “ (Edition 1998) as per the Correction Slip No.1/2005 and the revised list of training centers (Appendix-I) is enclosed with the correction slip.  This supersedes all other lists issued earlier.

 

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)

 

Advance Correction Slip No.1/2005

 

Appendix – I of the Manual on Management of Training (Edition-1998) may be replaced with the attached list.

 

(Authority:- Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt:25.1.2005)

 

(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.1/2005)

 

NAMES OF MAIN TRAINING CENTRES AND OTHER TRAINING CENTRES

 

MAIN TRAINING CENTRES:

 

1.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhusawal/CR

2.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhuli/ER

  1. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Cdhandausi/NR
  2. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Muzaffarpur/ECR

5.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar Jn/NFR

6.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR

7.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR

8.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER

9.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR

  1. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE
    1. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
    2. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR
    3. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
    4. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR
    5. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
    6. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
    7. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
    8. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR

 

  1. S&T Training Centre/Byculla/CR
  2. S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  3. S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER
  4. S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  5. S&T Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  6. S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR
  7. S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR
  8. S&T Training Centre/Maula-Ali/SCR
  9. S&T Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  10. S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati/WR
  11. Electrical Training Centre/Thakurli/CR
  12. Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  13. Electrical Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  14. Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  15. Electrical Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
  16. Electrical Training Centre/Avadi/SR
  17. Electrical Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  18. Electrical Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  19. Electrical Training Centre/Tatanagar/SER
  20. Electrical Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
  21. Electrical Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  22. Electrical Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR

 

  1. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  2. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  3. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  4. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  5. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR

 

  1. Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
  2. Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
  3. Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
  4. Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  5. Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
  6. Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
  7. Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
  8. Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
  9. Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  10. Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
  11. Jagjivan Ram RPF Training Centre/Lucknow/NR

 

OTHER TRAINING CENTRES:

 

  1. Area Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  2. Area Training Centre/Bhusawal/CR
  3. Area Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  4. Area Training Centre/ Lower Parel/WR
  5. Area Training Centre/Bandra/WR
  6. Area Training Centre/Junagadh/WR
  7. Area Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  8. Area Training Centre/Mhow/WR

 

  1. Area Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  2. Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  3. Area Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
  4. Area Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
  5. Area Training Centre/Bandikui/NWR
  6. Area Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
  7. Area Training Centre/Kota/WCR
  8. Area Training Centre/Damoh/WCR
  9. Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR

 

  1. Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR

 

  1. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mathunga/CR
  2. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mumbai/CR
  3. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Bhusawal/CR
  4. Basic Training Centre(Electr)/Mathunga/CR
  5. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Bhusawal/CR
  6. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Parel/CR
  7. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Kurla/CR
  8. Basic Training Centre/Manmad/CR
  9. Basic Training Centre/Nasik/CR
  10. Basic Training Centre(ELW)/Bhusawal/CR
  11. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
  12. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
  13. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Kalyan/CR
  14. Basic Training Centre(Car shed)/Kurla/Mumbai/CR
  15. Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
  16. Basic Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  17. Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  18. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Alambag/Lucknow/NR
  19. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Amritsir/NR
  20. Basic Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  21. Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
  22. Basic Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  23. Basic Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  24. Basic Training Centre/Erode/SR
  25. Basic Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  26. Basic Training Centre/Engg/Arakkonam/Sr
  27. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
  28. Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  29. Basic Training Centre/Tiruchhirapalli/SR

 

  1. Basic Training Centre(Elec/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
  2. Basic Training Centre/Guntupalli/SCR
  3. Basic Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  4. Basic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  5. Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
  6. Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  7. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Lower Parel/Mumbai/WR
  8. Basic Training Centre/Dahod/WR
  9. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
  10. Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mantreswar/ECOR
  11. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jhansi/NCR
  12. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Jhansi/NCR
  13. Basic Training Centre(WWS)/Jhansi/NCR
  14. Basic Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  15. Basic Training Centre/Bikaner./NWR
  16. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajmer/NWR
  17. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ajmer/NWR
  18. Basic Training Centre(TRD)/Ajni/SECR
  19. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/SECR
  20. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajni/SECR
  21. Basic Training Centre/Hubli/SWR
  22. Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  23. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
  24. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jabalpur/WCR
  25. Basic Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  26. Basic Training Centre(TRS)/Itarsi/WCR
  27. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
  28. Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
  29. Basic Training Centre/Kota/WCR
  30. BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
  31. BOXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR
  32. C&W Training Centre/Tikiapara/ER
  33. C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  34. C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
  35. C&W Training Centre/Ambala/NR
  36. C&W Training Centre/Amritsar/NR
  37. C&W Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  38. C&W Training Centre/Revwari/NR
  39. C&W Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  40. C&W Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  41. C&W Training Centre/Lzatnager/NER
  42. C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
  43. C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER
  44. C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  45. C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
  46. C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
  47. C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  48. C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
  49. C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  50. C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  51. C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  52. C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
  53. C&W Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  54. C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  55. C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  56. C&W Training Centre/Visakpatnam/ECOR
  57. C&W Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  58. C&W Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  59. C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  60. C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  61. C&W Training Centre/Miraj/SWR
  62. C&W Training Centre/Dharwar/SWR
  63. Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
  64. Bridge Staff Training Centre/Tuglakabad/NR
  65. Permanent Way Training Centre/Sadulpur/NR

113    Permanent Way Training Centre/Shamli/NR

114    Permanent Way Training Centre/Haridwar/NR

115    Permanent Way Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR

116    Permanent Way Training Centre/Jalandhar/NR

117    Permanent Way Training Centre/Lucknow/NR

118    Permanent Way Training Centre/Lzatnagar/NER

119    Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER

120    Permanent Way Training Centre/Palghat/SR

121    Permanent Way Training Centre/Villupuram/SR

122    Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR

123    Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR

124    Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR

125    Permanent Way Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR

126    Permanent Way Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR

127          Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR

128          Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR

129          Permanent Way Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR

130          Permanent Way Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR

 

131.           Permanent Way Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR

132.           Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR

133.           Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR

134.           Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR

 

  1. Transportation Training Centre/Ferozpur/NR
  2. Transportation Training Centre/Kalka/NR
  3. Transportation Training Centre/Kurukshetra/NR
  4. Transportation Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  5. Transportation Training Centre/Shajahanpur/NR
  6. Transportation Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
  7. Transportation Training Centre/Shoranur/SR
  8. Transportation Training Centre/Erode/SR
  9. Transportation Training Centre/Adra/SER
  10. Transportation Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
  11. TransportationTrainingCentre/Subedargani/Allahabad/NCR
  12. Transportation Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  13. Transportation Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR

 

  1. Traffic Training Centre/Madupur/ER
  2. Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  3. Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
  4. Traffic Training Centre/Shrirangapattana/SWR
  5. Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  6. Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
  7. Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR
  8. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhusawal/CR
  9. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Daund/CR
  10. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Nagpur/CR
  11. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Kamak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
  12. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Beliaghata/ER
  13. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Aishbag/NER
  14. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Tinsukia/NFR
  15. Divisional Training Centre(Engg./Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
  16. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
  17. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Lumding/NFR
  18. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Ajmer/NWR
  19. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bandikui/NWR
  20. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhopal/WCR
  21. Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
  22. Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  23. Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
  24. Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  25. Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  26. Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
  27. Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  28. Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
  29. Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  30. Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
  31. Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
  32. Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  33. Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  34. Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  35. Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

  1. Diesel Drivers’ Training  Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  2. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Patratu/ER
  3. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Andal/ER
  4. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Burdwab/ER
  5. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Howrah/ER
  6. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/ Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
  7. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ludhiana/NR
  8. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Shakur Basti/Delhi/NR
  9. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
  10. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Gonda/NER
  11. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Malda/NFR
  12. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guwahati/NFR
  13. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Siliguri/NFR
  14. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  15. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
  16. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Kazipet/SCR
  17. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  18. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  19. Diesel Training  School/Rourkela/SER
  20. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Sabarmati/Ahmedabad/WR
  21. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
  22. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bandra/WR
  23. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ratlam/WR
  24. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Abu Road/WR
  25. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR

 

  1. Diesel Training  Centre/Visakhapatnam/ECOR
  2. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
  3. Diesel Traction Training  Centre(NG)/Nagpur/SECR
  4. Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
  5. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  6. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
  7. Diesel Traction Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  8. Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR
  9. Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  10. Electric Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  11. Electric Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  12. Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
  13. Electrical Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  14. Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  15. OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  16. Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  17. Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
  18. Traction Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  19. TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
  20. TRD Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  21. Technical Training Centre(Electrical)/Hubli/SWR
  22. Divisional Training Centre/Moradabd/NR
  23. RPF Training Centre/Kurduwadi/CR
  24. RPF Training Centre/Ddhanbad/ECR
  25. RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  26. RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR
  27. RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR
  28. RPF Training Centre/Maula-ali/SCR
  29. RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER
  30. RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  31. RPSF Training Centre/Gorakhpur
  32. Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  33. Thermit Welding  Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  34. Technical Training Centre/Metro Rail/Kolkata
  35. NDT Training Centre/RDSO/Lucknow.

 

 

 

RBE No.2/2005

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2004/2/73   Dated 2.2.05     (RBE No.2/05)

 

Sub: Selection for promotion to the floating posts in scale Rs.6500-10500 and Rs.7500-12000     in the cadre of Dieticians and in scale Rs.7500-12000 in the cadre of Physiotherapists.

 

Ref: i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(GP)99/2/69 dated 30.11.99.

ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2003/1/11/1 dated 8.1.2004.

iii)) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17.6.2004.

 

In terms of Railway Board’s letter dated 8.1.2004, mentioned above, two higher grades of Rs.6500-10500 (Gr.‘C’)and 7500-12000 (Gr.‘B’) have been introduced in the category of Dieticians on functional basis with designations as Senior Dieticians and Assistant Dietetics Officer respectively.

 

2.0             The Recruitment Rules for filling up the posts of Sr. Dieticians in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 have already been laid down in Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17.6.2004.

 

 

2.1             As regards Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000, it has been decided by the Board that the same may be filled through  the normal process of selection consisting of written test and viva-voce (including assessment of record of service) from amongst the Senior Dieticians with three (03) year’s regular service in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500.

 

2.2             However, since the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 has also been introduced w.e.f. 8.1.2004, Board has decided that for selections to the Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Dietetics Officer (Rs.7500-12000) to be held upto 7.1.2007, Senior

Dieticians who have rendered a minimum of one year’s regular service in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 may be considered eligible.

 

2.3             Pending finalization of Recruitment Rules for filling up the Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer in consultation with UPSC, filling up of the Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer as per provisions contained in para 2.1 and 2.2 above will be on ad hoc basis.

 

  1. Further, in partial modification of para 3 of Board’s letter dated 8.1.2004, it has been decided by the Board that the seniority of Dieticians and the Senior Dieticians of all Railways will be maintained by Eastern Railway who will conduct the selections for filling up the floating posts of Senior Dieticians and Assistant Dietetics Officer.  However, the orders of promotion of the selected employees to the post of Senior Dieticians and the Group B posts of Assistant Dietetics Officer will be issued by the Competent Authority of the respective Railways where the empanelled employees may be working.

 

4.0     Similarly, Board has also reviewed the matter regarding promotion to Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer. In partial modification of para 4 of Board’s orders dated 30.11.99 referred to above, it has been decided that the selection for promotion to the Group B posts of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer, which are also operated on floating basis, will be conducted by Northern Railway.  For this purpose, the seniority of the Physiotherapists in Group C will also be maintained by Northern Railway.  The orders of promotion to the Group B posts of Assistant Physiotherapy officer would however, be issued by the General Managers of the respective Railways where the empanelled employees may be working.

 

 

RBE No.20/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35  dated 31.1.05     (RBE No.20/05)

 

Sub: Refresher courses for safety categories.

 

In partial modification of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2003/3/35 dated 28.5.04 (RBE No.109/2004), it has been decided that

 

i)                   Item No.3 JE/SE/SSE Track Machines should be read as “Track Machine Maintainers/Technicians”

ii)                 Item-6 (Track Machine Operators) should be read as “JE/SE/SSE Track Machines”

With the above corrections, the duration and periodicity for the purpose of refresher courses of Civil Engineering staff would be as follows:-

 

Sl.No. Category Duration of the course Periodicity Medical Classification
1 JE/SE/SSE Bridges 18working days

(3 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
2 JE/SE/SSE P.Way 12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
3 Track Machine Maintainers/Technicians 12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
4 Gate Keeper Trolleymen 12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
5 PWMs, Mate Keyman, Gangman 12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years B-1
6 JE/SE/SSE Track Machines. 12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 3 years A-3

 

This has the approval of Civil Engg. and Safety Directorates of Railway Board.

The Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the “Manual on Management of Training”(Edition 1998) as per the Correction Slip No.2/2005 enclosed.

###

Manual on Management of Training (June 1998)

Advance Correction Slip No.2/2005

Para I of the Appendix-III of the Manual on Management of Training (Edition 1998) may be replaced as under:-

 

Sl.No. Category Duration of the course Periodicity Medical Classification
1 JE/SE/SSE Bridges 18working days (3 weeks) Once in 5 years A-3
2 JE/SE/SSE P.Way 12working days (2 weeks) Once in 5 years A-3
3 Track Machine Maintainers/Technicians 12working days (2 weeks) Once in 5 years A-3
4 Gate Keeper Trolleymen 12working days (2 weeks) Once in 5 years A-3
5 PWMs, Mate Keyman, Gangman 12working days (2 weeks) Once in 5 years B-1
6 JE/SE/SSE Track Machines. 12working days (2 weeks) Once in 3 years A-3

 

[ Authority: Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2003/3/35  dated 31.1.05]

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. TC-1/2001/108/4-Pt dated  1.2.05.     

 

Sub: Proper functioning of weigh-bridges – Staff connected with maintenance and working of weigh-bridge.

Ref: (i) MT’s D.O.letter No.2004/TC(FM)10/6 dated 19.8.2004.

(ii) Board’s letter No.TC-1/2004/109/4 dated 4.11.2004.

 

Member Traffic, Railway Board vide D.O. letter of even No. dated 19.8.2004 referred to above has issued instructions to shift the staff working on sensitive posts for long durations in the same place, particularly in parcel offices and goods sheds/siding.  Standing instructions regarding transfer every four years of staff holding sensitive posts already exist.  The list of sensitive posts has also been circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/87/TR/34/NFIR/JCM/DC dated 27.9.1989. Vide Board’s letter dated 4.11.2004 referred at (ii) above instructions have also been given interalia regarding proper calibration and functioning of weigh-bridges.

 

However, it has been decided that the railway staff connected with the weighment, working, calibration and maintenance etc. of a particular weigh-bridge should not be changed frequently so that responsibility for non-functioning of weigh-bridge/possible manipulation is not diluted.  This stipulation is within overall policy of periodical transfer of Railway employees mentioned above.

 

This issues with the approval of Mechanical and Establishment Directorates of Board’s office.

 

Necessary instructions may be issued to the all concerned under intimation to this office.

 

 

 

RBE No.28/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2001/12/10 Dated 18.2.05(RBE No.28/05)

 

Sub: Registration of contract of Apprenticeship within 3 months.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95.

 

Kindly refer Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95 (copy enclosed) directing the railway Administration to transmit all the contracts of apprenticeship for registration to the Apprenticeship Adviser well within a period of 3 months.  It is observed that some of the railways are still not following Apprentices Act,1961 which has been the cause of embarrassment to Ministry of Railways.

 

The Hon’ble CAT/Chennai in their judgement dt.10.1.2001 in O.A.No.807/99 filed by S/Shri G.Ganesan and M.Sivakumar had observed:-

 

“We have already extracted the relevant portion of the Apprentices Act,1961. The Act prohibits that any person to be engaged as Apprentice unless there is a contract and the contract has also to be registered.  If the respondents (Southern Railway) have engaged any person without any contract as an apprentice then they are liable to be punished under Section 30 and 31 of the Act.  The circumstances also show that there is failure on the part of the Railways in not taking necessary action and these applicants from 1991 onwards have been asked to move from pillar to post and at present the Railways wanted to wash their hands stating that they have done whatever they could do at their end”.

 

The Railway Administration are once again directed to follow Clause 4 of Section 4 of the Apprentices Act 1961 read with para 6(1) of the Apprenticeship Rules 1991 which stipulate as under:-

 

“Apprentices Act, 1961

4(1) No person shall be engaged as an apprentice to undergo apprenticeship training in a designated trade unless such person or, if he is a minor, his guardian has entered into a contract of apprenticeship with the employer.

[2]      The apprenticeship training shall be deemed to have commenced on the date on which the contract of apprenticeship has been entered into under sub-section (1)

[3]      Every contract of apprenticeship may contain such terms and conditions as may be agreed to by the parties to the contract.

 

Provided that no such term or condition shall be inconsistent with any provision of this Act or any rule made thereunder.

 

[4]      Every contract of apprenticeship entered into under sub-section (1) shall  be sent by the employer within such period as may be prescribed to the Apprenticeship Adviser for registration”.

 

“Apprenticeship Rules, 1991.

 

6. Registration of Contract of Apprenticeship – (1) Every employer shall send to the Apprenticeship Adviser the contract of apprenticeship for registration within three months of the date on which it was signed”.

***

 

Copy of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dt.21.8.95.

 

Sub: Registration of contract of Apprenticeship within 3 months.

 

Under the clause 4 of Section 4 of the Apprentices Act,1961, and para 6(1) of the Apprenticeship Rules,1991, the employer is required to send to the Apprenticeship Adviser each and every contract of Apprenticeship for registration within 3 months from the date of signing of the contract.  DGE&T have informed that the time stipulation is not being observed by most of the Railway Units and in many cases the contract reaches them in a year’s time.  This sort of delay defeats the spirit of the Act and may lead to embarrassment to the Railways only.

 

Board, therefore, desires that Railways/Production units should, transmit all the contracts of apprenticeship for registration to the Apprenticeship Adviser well within 3 months.

 

 

 

RBE No. 25/2005

Board’s letter No E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/48.   dated  9.2 .2005   (RBE No. 25/05)

 

Sub: Typing  test of Group-C Staff – Appointment against

Sports Quota.

                                       …

 

In terms of this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)-II/94/RR-3/2 dtd. 31.1.1995 persons appointed against sports quota to the categories of Clerk and Senior Clerk in the pay scales of Rs. 3050-4590 and Rs. 4500-7000 respectively are required to pass typewriting test at 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi within a period of two years from the date of appointment and their appointment is provisional subject to their acquiring the prescribed typing qualification  within the stipulated period.  The period of two years is extendable with General Manager’s approval up to four years in terms of instructions subsequently issued vide this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)-II/97/RR3/1 dated 2.6.1997.

 

2.       The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it has been decided that instead of two years persons appointed as Clerk and Senior Clerk against sports quota should pass the requisite type-writing test within a period of four years from the date of their appointment.  It has also been decided that where the typing test is not passed within this period of four years, the regular increments due on completion of four years and thereafter should not be released.  However, even though four years is a fairly long period to acquire the requisite typewriting skill and pass the test, keeping in view the need for active participation in sports events in the beginning of their career, cases of those who are not able to pass the type-writing test within four years due to active involvement in sporting activities may be referred to this Ministry for considering further extension of time and releasing further increments. Such proposals should invariably be received in this Ministry within three months of expiry of four year period from the date of appointment, with General Manager’s personal recommendation detailing the sports person’s participation in the sports events and his achievements therein during the period.

 

  1. The cases of those persons who do not deserve extension should be dealt as per the above instructions.  However, if any sports person who has not acquired typing proficiency and has already got four or more increments before the date of issue of these instructions, the recovery should not be made but next regular increments should not be released till he/she acquire the typing proficiency.

 

 

RBE No.2005

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 11.1.2005    (PC-V/Nil,RBE No.05 )

 

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance

Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund

For the period from 1.1.2005 to 31.1.2005.

In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No.C-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 27.04.2004, a copy of  O.M.No. 7 (1)/EV/2004 dated 31.12.2004 of the  Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

 

No. 7(1)/EV/2004

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 31st December, 2004.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Central  Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 –

Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2005

to 31.12.2005.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 7(2)/EV/2003 dated 8th  January, 2004 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGESIS for the year 2004.  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 2005 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 or the year 2005 and as 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 31.1.1982.  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) we.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002, 9.0% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003 and 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1..2004 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.

 

 

  1. 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 2005

Month of cessation of membership

 

Year of entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr. May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 8924 8990 9055 9122 9190 9257 9326 9395 9464 9533 9603 9673
1983 7906 7966 8025 8086 8145 8207 8267 8329 8390 8453 8517 8580
1984 6988 7042 7095 7150 7203 7257 7313 7368 7424 7481 7536 7593
1985 6166 6214 6261 6311 6359 6408 6457 6507 6556 6607 6657 6709
1986 5427 5471 5514 5557 5600 5644 5689 5733 5778 5823 5868 5914
1987 4765 4804 4843 4882 4920 4960 4999 5040 5081 5120 5161 5202
1988 4174 4208 4243 4279 4314 4349 4385 4421 4457 4493 4530 4567
1989 3640 3670 3702 3733 3764 3797 3828 3861 3892 3925 3958 3992
1990 3165 3192 3221 3248 3276 3305 3334 3363 3393 3422 3451 3481
1991 2742 2767 2792 2819 2844 2869 2896 2922 2947 2974 3000 3026
1992 2368 2389 2412 2436 2459 2482 2505 2528 2552 2576 2599 2623
1993 2034 2054 2074 2096 2117 2137 2158 2179 2201 2222 2243 2265
1994 1738 1756 1774 1793 1812 1831 1850 1869 1888 1907 1927 1946
1995 1475 1491 1508 1525 1542 1559 1576 1593 1611 1628 1646 1663
1996 1241 1256 1272 1287 1302 1318 1333 1349 1364 1381 1396 1412
1997 1033 1048 1061 1075 1088 1103 1117 1132 1146 1160 1174 1189
1998 850 861 874 886 900 912 925 939 951 965 978 991
1999 685 697 708 720 732 743 754 766 778 790 802 814
2000 540 549 561 571 582 594 604 615 627 637 648 659
2001 410 420 430 439 449 459 469 480 490 500 510 521
2002 295 304 313 322 331 340 349 358 368 377 387 396
2003 190 198 207 215 223 232 240 249 258 266 275 284
2004 95 102 110 118 126 133 141 149 157 165 173 181
2005 7 14 21 28 35 43 50 57 65 72 80 87

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          31.12.00                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%

1.1.04          31.12.04                8.00%

1.1.05          31.12.05                8.00%

 

 

 

CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYES 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. 31.2.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90

Year of cessation of membership 2005

Month of cessation of membership
Year of entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr. May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 10504 10585 10665 10745 10827 10909 10993 11075 11160 11244 11330 11415
1983 9486 9561 9633 9708 9783 9858 9934 10011 10088 10164 10242 10320
1984 8570 8637 8705 8773 8841 8911 8980 9050 9120 9191 9263 9335
1985 7747 7809 7871 7933 7797 8060 8124 8188 8253 8318 8384 8449
1986 7008 7066 7124 7181 7239 7297 7357 7414 7474 7535 7595 7657
1987 6346 6400 6452 6505 6559 6614 6667 6721 6777 6832 6888 6945
1988 5756 5804 5853 5903 5952 6002 6052 6104 6154 6205 6257 6309
1989 5220 5267 5312 5358 5403 5449 5496 5542 5590 5638 5686 5733
1990 4745 4789 4830 4873 4916 4958 5002 5046 5090 5134 5178 5224
1991 4113 4151 4188 4227 4265 4304 4343 4383 422 4462 4503 4542
1992 3550 3585 3618 3652 3687 3723 3758 3793 3829 3864 3901 3938
1993 3050 3082 2663 2691 3175 3206 3238 3270 3302 3334 3368 3399
1994 2606 2635 2663 2691 2719 2747 2776 2805 2834 2863 2893 2922
1995 2212 2237 2263 2288 2313 2339 2366 2392 2418 2444 2471 2498
1996 1662 1664 1906 1931 1954 1977 2002 2025 2048 2072 2097 2122
1997 1549 1570 1592 1613 1633 1656 1677 1698 1720 1743 1765 1786
1998 1273 1293 1311 1330 1349 1368 1390 1409 1429 1448 1468 1490
1999 1028 1045 1062 1079 1097 1114 1133 1151 1170 1188 1206 1224
2000 808 824 841 857 873 889 903 922 939 955 972 989
2001 616 629 644 659 674 689 704 719 735 750 766 781
2002 443 456 469 481 495 509 523 537 553 567 581 596
2003 285 297 310 322 335 348 360 373 386 400 413 425
2004 142 153 165 177 188 200 212 224 236 248 260 272
2005 11 21 32 42 53 65 75 86 97 108 119 131

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          31.12.00                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%

1.1.04          31.12.04                8.00%

1.1.05               31.12.05            8.00%

 

 

 

RBE No.31/2005

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]/I/99/PM7/3   dated 22-2-2005    (RBE No.31/2005)

 

Sub: Filling up of promotion quota vacancies in the category of JE Gr. II scale Rs.5000-8000 consequent  upon the implementation of V Pay Commission scales of pay.

 

The avenue of promotion of Mistries  [ Redesignated as Supervisors] and Master Craftsmen [ Redesignated as Sr. Technicians] to the post of  JE Gr.II scale Rs. 5000-8000 has been laid down in this Ministry’s letters No. E[NG]/I/87/PM7/9   dated 29-9-1987 and No. E[NG]/I/86/PM7/8  dated 17-10-1990.  In terms of these instructions, the then existing Gr. I Artisans as on 29-9-1987, till such time they remain available for promotion, along with Master Craftsmen and Mistries are eligible to be considered for promotion by selection as JE Gr.II based on their integrated seniority with reference to their date of entry on regular basis in the category of Skilled Gr.I Artisans and Mistires, keeping in view the stipulations that:-

i]   by reason only of his opting for and getting fitted in as Master Craftsman, a Skilled Gr.I Artisan will not gain in seniority over others who opt to continue as Skilled Gr. I Artisans or fail to qualify as Master Craftsman; and

 

ii] if a Gr. I Artisan is not found suitable for the post of Mistry in future or does not avail of the chance of promotion as Mistry he will be considered junior to a Gr. I Artisan who may qualify for the post of Mistry and be promoted thereto.

 

1.1      The stipulation at [i]         above is based on the consideration that the scheme of introduction of the category of Master Craftsman vide para 1[iii] of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/82/PS3/10 dt. 14-02-1986 provides that the scale of pay attached to the post will be personal to the incumbent.

2.        Consequent upon the implementation of V Pay Commission scales of pay in which while Senior Technicians [ erstwhile MCMs] and JE-II came to be placed in the identical scales of pay though the former continued to be held as personal by Skilled Gr.I Artisans , the Mistires  were placed distinctly in the lower scale of pay Rs.4500-7000 plus Rs.100 as special allowance, the question of revision of the basis of filling up the promotion quota posts of JE-II has been under consideration of this Ministry in consultation with the recognised federations.  The federations have, however,  been insisting  on the question of upgradation of posts of Mistires,  being decided in the first instance.  The posts of Supervisors [erstwhile Mistires] have since been upgraded in all departments  except P.Way Mistires in Civil Engineering Department as JE-II vide instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt. 9-10-2003.  Accordingly the question as to what should be the basis for promotion of  Master Craftsmen  to the post of JE Gr.II, has been considered afresh by the Ministry of Railways.

 

  1. It has now been decided as under:

i]   The post of MCM [redesignated as Sr. Technician] in the scale of pay Rs.5000-8000 will no longer be personal to Technician Gr.I but will constitute a part of the regular hierarchy in the artisan cadre thereby making it as a normal / functional channel of promotion for Technician Gr. I.  Accordingly, the Railway should review the existing duties and responsibilities of Sr. Technicians and prescribe additional duties and responsibilities which are of greater importance than those of existing Sr. Technicians [MCMs] and Artisans Gr.I,

 

ii] The post of Sr. Technician will be filled from amongst Technician Gr. I on the basis of seniority-cum-suitability,

 

iii]     The post of JE-II earmarked for promotion by selection will be filled from amongst Sr. Technicians in identical grade Rs.5000-8000 subject to the condition that the existing Technician Grade I as may be senior to those fitted as Sr. Technician as per procedure in force uptil now will also be considered for selection  for promotion as JE-II,

 

iv]    Sr. Technicians on their promotion as JE-II though in the identical scale of pay may be allowed the benefit of fixation of pay under Rule 1313FR 22[1]a[1] R-II [erstwhile FR22C],

v]    The work of Sr. Technicians in grade Rs.5000-8000 will be supervised by JE grade I scale Rs.5500-9000 instead of JE-II scale Rs.5000-8000.

 

3.1     Para 3[iv] above also disposes of Staff Side demand in the DC-JCM.

  1. These instructions shall come into force from the date of issue of this letter
  2. This issues in consultation with and concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.27/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)98/9/1/Pt  Dated 15.2.05 (RBE No.27/2005)

 

Sub: Setting up of a unit of Training Techniques and Instructional Design at IRCAMTECH, Gwalior.

 

It has been decided by Board that the unit of Training Techniques and Instructional Design at IRCAMTECH, Gwalior be closed down with immediate effect and work of this unit be distributed to various Centralized Training institutes (CTIs) as under:-

 

a)                 For Mechanical Department the work may be handled by IRIMEE/Jamalpur.

b)                 For Electrical Department the work may be handled by IRIEEN/Nasik

c)                  For Civil Engg.  Department the work may be handled by IRICEN/Pune.

d)                 For S&T Department the work may be handled by IRISET/Secunderabad..

e)                 For Stores and Personnel Departments the work may be handled by RSC/Vadodara.

f)                   For Accounts Department the work will be handled by CITARA/Secunderabad once the same is set up.  Till then the work will be handled by RSC/Vadodara.

g)                 For Traffic & Commercial Department the work may be handled by IRITM/Lucknow.

 

In addition to their existing functions, CTIs will carry out the following functions as well:-

 

(i)                Continuous analysis of training needs of all categories of staff.

(ii)              Training of Trainers of Railway Training Centres.

(iii)            Production of Lesson and Session Plans of each training programme

(iv)            Documentation and Reproduction Services in reference to Lesson and Session Plans and Training Materials including audio video training material

(v)                Monitoring of Training Functions at Training Centres.

 

In order to implement the above, CTIs will

 

  1. Nominate professor/s responsible for

(a)    the training need analysis of all categories of staff of the concerned department – either subject-wise or category-wise.

(b)  Co-ordinating with the respective training centres, to modify training modules, prepare lesson/session plans and seek approval of the Board, e.g., the nominated professor at IRITM/LKO will co-ordinate with the principals of ZRTIs to prepare training modules;

(c)   Organising the ‘Training of the Trainers’ [TOT] or ‘Management of Training’ [MOT]courses at the CTI for the instructors / Principals of the concerned training centre, e.g. the TOT or MOT for the instructors/Principals of  ZRTI will be organised at IRITM/LKO.

(d)  Certifying that the instructors have successfully undergone the TOT or MOT course.

(e)  Preparing audio-video training modules in bilingual either in-house or through outside agencies as per extant rules and procedures.

 

II.    will prepare an Action Plan every year commencing from 2005-06

(a)  Date by which approval of the Board will be sought for different modules;

(b)  Printing and distribution of the training modules in bilingual to all the concerned training centres from the date of approval by Board;

(c)   The lesson / session plans will be prepared and distributed;

(d)  TOT & MOT courses, their schedule and allotment to different training centres.

 

A format of the Action Plan for the year 2005-06 is enclosed.

 

The above action plan should be furnished to Board every quarter commencing from June 2005 onwards.

 

Copy of the existing training modules can be obtained from the Management Services site on railnet.

 

ACTION PLAN 2005-06 OF INDIAN RAILWAY INSTITUTE OF [CTI]

Name of Professor Subject                                   Progress during the year
I  Training Module April2005-June 2005 July 2005-Sept.2005 Oct.2005-Dec.2005 Jan 2006-March2006
Target date for seeking approval        
of the Board on ——————        
Printing & Distribution on______        
         
II Lesson/Session Plan        
Target Dt. for Printing & Distribution        
         
III TOT/MOT Courses        
Number of courses to be organized during the year______        
Allotment Rly /Trg Centre-wise        
         
         

 

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E(Sports)98/Rectt.Policy/2  Dated 15.2.2005  .

 

Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota – Sports norms for

Group D – Clarification thereof.

 

Attention is invited to Para 4.3 of Board’s letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2002 inter-alia stipulating that the sportsperson concerned should have represented State School/University/State Junior or Senior Team in National School Games/Inter-University Championships Junior or Senior National Championships except Marathon and Cross Country is eligible to be considered for the recruitment in Group D against sports quota.  Some of the Zonal Railways have sought  clarification as to whether Inter University Championship indicated in the norms for recruitment against sports quota should be within a Zone or participation should be in All India University Championship.

 

2.       In this regard, it is clarified that for Group D recruitment against sports quota as per para 4.3 of the instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 19.6.2000; the participation should be in All India University Championship.

 

 

   Board’s letter No. E(W)95 UN1/19   Dated 19.1.05     

Sub: Payment of stitching charges for uniform to Public Image Category

Stitching charges for buttoned up coat and pant.

 

It has since been decided that stitching charges for buttoned up coat and pant may be paid as under:

 

(1)     Buttoned up coat              Rs.300/-

(2)     Pant                                   Rs.075/-

 

 

 

RBE No.26/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2004/1/98 Dated 10.2.05  (RBE No.26/2005)

 

               Sub: Money value to be credited  in the Railway Board Vacancy Bank.

 

Attention is drawn to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 (RBE No.177/2003) wherein it has been stated that the scheme of restructuring is to be a self financing and expenditure neutral proposition.  While crediting money value in the Railways/Railway Board’s Vacancy Banks, it may be ensured that surrenders made to the extent of providing matching money value for restructuring are not credited to the vacancy Bank.

 

This has the concurrence of the associate finance of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

 

RBE No.29/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2004 AL1/39  Dated 18.2.05    (RBE No.29/05)

 

Sub: Drawal of claim of arrears on minimum benefit of Rs.100/- on promotion.

 

As the Railway administration are aware, in terms of paragraph 1004 of IREM Vol.I (1989 Edition) read with instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 7.4.2000, General Managers are authorised to sanction an investigation of arrears claims when the claim is not over three years old (irrespective of the amount involved) and when the claim is over three  years old, but the amount of the claim pertaining to the period beyond three years does not exceed Rs.5000/-.  In terms of para 1005 ibid, in cases, where the amount of the claim for the period beyond three years exceeds Rs.5000/-, investigation of the portion within the three years limit is sanctioned by the General  Manager and, the balance (i.e. portion beyond three years) is referred to Railway Board for orders.

 

2.       In the PNM/AIRF meeting at Board’s level it was pointed out that considerable difficulty is being experienced on the Railways, in finalizing the arrear claims of employees arising out of minimum benefit of Rs.100/- on promotion, the instructions regarding which were circulated vide letter No.F(E)II/99/FR1/1 dated 27.9.99, and which were subsequently made effective from 1.1.96 vide Board’s letter of the same number dated 26.5.2000.  The Federation had sought a special dispensation to allow the Railways to sanction investigation of arrear claims arising out of implementation of the aforesaid instructions from 1.1.96, without making a reference to the Board for claims beyond 3 years as provided in para 1005 of IREM Vol.  I 1989 edition.

 

3.       The matter has been considered by the Board and keeping in view the difficulty faced by the Railways, it has been decided that in cases of arrear claims arising out of antedating of the aforesaid instructions, where the amount of the claim for the period beyond 3 years exceeds Rs.5,000/-, sanction for investigation of the entire claim may be done at the General manager’s level, as a one time exception, in relaxation of para 1005 of IREM Vol.I, 1989 edition.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.30/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl.2004/FR/1/2 Dated 22.2.05  (RBE No.30/05)

 

Sub: Grant of Dual Charge allowance for combination of appointments.

Ref: 1. Board’s letter No.F(E)Spl.98/FR/1/1 dated 28.1.2000

2. Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 25.8.2004.

 

Pursuant to the Board’s letters mentioned above, it is clarified that the ceiling of Rs.26,000/- p.m. fixed for grant of dual charge allowance i.e. Basic Pay + Additional Pay @ 10% of the presumptive pay of the additional post, will be enhanced to Rs.26000+50% D.P. i.e. Rs.39,000/- w.e.f. 1.4.2004. The 10% presumptive pay should be calculated on basic pay + D.P. In other words, aggregate of pay and additional pay shall in no case exceed Rs.39,000/- per month.

 

All other terms and conditions governing Dual Charge Allowance shall remain unchanged.

 

 

RBE No. 34/2005

Board’s letter No.  E(D&A)2004/RG-6/52   dated 22.2.2005 (RBE No. 34/05).

 

Sub: Cases of persons whose conduct is under investigation or  against whom a chargesheet is pending – consideration for   promotion – clarification regarding.

..

The procedure and guidelines to be followed in respect of promotion of Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Railway servants against whom disciplinary proceedings /Criminal prosecution etc are pending, were circulated to the Zonal Railways respectively vide Board’s letter No. E(D&A) 92/RG 6-149(B)  and E(D&A)92/RG 6-149(A), both dated 21.1.1993.  These were based on the instructions contained in DOP&T’s O.M.No. 22011/4/91-Estt.(A) dated 14.9.1992. A further clarification has since been issued by  the DOP&T vide their O.M.No.22012/1/99-Estt.(D) dated 25.10.2004 and the same is circulated herewith for guidance and compliance.

 

  1. DPO&T’s O.M. dated 25.10.2004 emphasises the following points:-

 

(i)                In  respect of employees in the Zone of consideration for promotion, a bare statement as to whether the case of the Railway servant is covered by any of the three conditions mentioned at para 2 of  Board’s letters of 21.1.1993 only need to be furnished to the DPC to enable it to place its recommendations in the sealed cover.  No other details about the pending inquiry or the nature of charges etc. are to be furnished to the DPC lest these details weigh with the DPC in making its recommendations.

(ii)              Where none of the three circumstances mentioned in Para 2 of Board’s letters of 21.1.1993 referred to above has arisen, a simple vigilance clearance would need to be furnished.  There is also  no need of furnishing a separate integrity certificate to the DPC.

 

  1. Provisions mentioned in para 4 of DOP&T’s OM dated 25.10.2004 are already contained in para 3.1 of Board’s letter No.E(D&A)92/RG6-149(A) dated 21.1.1993 and in para 6 of Board’s letter No. E(D&A)92/RG 6-149(B) dated 21.1.1993.

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Deptt. of Personnel & Training New Delhi’s  Office Memorandum No. 22012/1/99-Estt(D) dated 25.10. 2004.

Sub:Cases of  persons whose conduct is under investigation or against whom a charge sheet is pending – considerations for promotion – Clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel and Training office memorandum No. 22011/4/91-Estt.A dated 14th September, 1992 (Copy enclosed) which has been  issued pursuant to the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India vs. K.V. Janakiraman etc (AIR 1991 SC 2010), and is in supersession of all previous instructions on the subject, and to say that para 2.1 of the said Office Memorandum provides that the DPC shall assess the suitability of the Government servants coming within the purview of the circumstances mentioned in para 2 of the Office Memorandum, along with other eligible candidates, without taking into consideration the disciplinary case/criminal prosecution pending.  Therefore,  it is made clear that only a bare statement that case of an employee in the zone of consideration/extended zone of consideration is covered by any of the three situations indicated in para 2 of the said Office Memorandum is to be furnished to the DPC to enable it to place its recommendations in the sealed cover.  No other details about the pending inquiry or the nature of charges etc. are to be furnished to the DPC lest these details weigh with the DPC in making its recommendations, which are to be placed in the sealed cover.

 

2.       Considerable doubts also persist about the furnishing of the vigilance clearance and integrity certificate to the DPC.  It is clarified  that the DPC is required to consider the cases of all persons who are otherwise eligible in terms of the Recruitment Rules as on the relevant crucial date and are in the zone of consideration.  If, however, case of an employee in the zone of consideration is covered by any of the three situations, only this fact is to be furnished to the DPC so that the recommendations could be placed in sealed cover.  Where none of the three situations has arisen, a simple vigilance clearance would need to be furnished.  Vigilance clearance/status would have no other significance and would not be a factor in deciding the fitness of the officer for promotion on merit.

 

3.       It is also clarified that there is no requirement of furnishing a separate integrity certificate to the DPC.  In terms of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of Union of India vs. K.V.Janakiraman etc. (AIR 1991 SC 2010), no promotion can be withheld merely on the basis of suspicion or doubt or where the matter is under preliminary investigation and has not reached the stage of issue of charge sheet etc.   If in the matter of corruption/dereliction of duty etc., there is a serious complaint and the matter is still under investigation of CBI or otherwise,  the Government is within its right to suspend the official.  In that case, the officer’s case for promotion would automatically be required to be placed in the sealed cover.

 

  1. If the conditions indicated in para 2 of DOPT Office Memorandum dated 14th September 1992, arise only after the DPC has made its recommendations and therefore, the recommendations could not be placed in the sealed cover, para 7 of the said Office Memorandum provides that the recommendations of the DPC shall be deemed to have been placed in the sealed cover and he shall not be promoted until he is exonerated of the charges.  Therefore, after the recommendations of DPC have been approved by the competent authority, it is necessary to again seek the status position from the concerned vigilance division before issuing promotion order in respect of any officer included in the approved panel of names to ensure that there is  no hindrance in issuing the promotion order in respect of the concerned officer.

 

 

 

RBE No.33/2005)

Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/9/6   Dated   22.2.2005 (PC No.V-446) (RBE No.33/2005).

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding

                    conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension –

                    clarification regarding.

 

A copy of Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27.01.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

 

  1. A concordance of the orders referred to in the enclosed memorandum with reference to the Railway orders is indicated below.

 

S.No. Para No. No.& date of Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare O.M. No. & date of corresponding orders issued by Railway Board.
 

1

1

 

42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 15.3.2004.

PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 14.04.2004 (RBE No. 83/2004, PC-V/409)

Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions/ Deptt. of Pension  and Pensioners Welfare’s Office Memorandum No.45/I/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27th January, 2005.

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the Vth CPC regarding

                      conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension –

                      clarification  reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that as number of communications have been received from various Ministries/Department/Pay & Accounts Offices seeking clarification regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension in terms of this Department’s O.M.No.42/2/2204-P&PW(G) dated 15th March, 2004. The points raised are clarified below:-

                       Points                Decision /Clarification 

 

(1) Whether minimum pension of Rs. 1,275/- has been enhanced to Rs. 1913/-? Should this amount be mentioned  in PPO? No. Minimum basic pension continues to be Rs. 1275/-. However those who retired on/after 1.1.2004 would be entitled to minimum pension/family pension  of Rs. 1275/- plus Dearness Pension amounting to Rs. 638/- which comes to Rs. 1913/- . Since there is no change in the limit of minimum pension  there ias no need to revise the limit of minimum pension in the PPIOs.

 

(2) Whether re-employed  /absorbees are eligible Pension? No. Since they are not eligible for Dearness Relief, the question of conversion of 50% DR into Dearness Pension does not arise.

 

(3) Whether pension should not be less than 50% of the minimum of scale of post or 50% of the minimum of scale plus Dearness Pay of the post?

 

Since Dearness Pay is included in emoluments for calculation of pension, 50% of minimum of scale will also include Dearness Pay.  However, Dearness Pay and Dearness Pension will be shown distinctly from the minimum of scale.
(4) Whether recovery of License Fee under Rule 72(6) can be made from  Dearness Pension also? No. Extant rule continues and License Fee will be recovered from DR only.

 

 

 

RBE No.32/2005                    

Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/ACP/1/PC-V/445 dated  22.2.2005 (RBE no.32/05).

Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway

servants – Clarification regarding non-empanelment of an

employee after passing normal selection.

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.

 

  1. The NFIR had raised the issue relating to cases where an employee, who passed the normal selection but could not be empanelled/promoted due to shortage of vacancy and was asked to appear again for selection for ACP.  The matter has since been examined and it has been decided that an employee, who has passed the normal selection but could not be finally empanelled only because of paucity of vacancies, may be exempted from reappearing in the selection for ACP. However, an employee, who has passed selection for ACP, would again be required to go through the process of selection at the time of his normal promotion as per extant instructions.

 

2                    This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance.

RBE No.35/2005

Board’s letter No. .F(E)III/2005/LE-1/1 Dated 23.2.05(RBE No.35/05)

 

Sub: Grant of study leave/EOL for study purpose to Medical Officers.

 

The powers to grant study leave within India to the Gazetted Officers of the Medical Department were delegated to the General Managers of Zonal Railways vide Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)III/89/LE-1/5 dated 19.2.90.  These instructions inter-alia provided that the General Managers, while considering proposals for grant of study leave, shall satisfy themselves that more than the required number of specialists are not already available and that the work can be managed without substitute during the absence of the officers, who have been granted study leave and that not more than five doctors on each of the Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern, South Central, South Eastern and Western  Railways three each on North Eastern and Northeast Frontier Railways and one doctor each on production units are granted study leave in a year.  The said limit was inclusive of the number of officers who are allowed the deputation terms or Extra Ordinary Leave for study purposes in certain medical specialities as per extant orders.

 

2.       With the operationalisation of seven new Zonal Railways viz., East Central, East Coast, North Central, North Western, South East Central, South Western and West Central Railways, the existing instructions dt.19.2.1990 regarding the maximum number of doctors that can be granted Study Leave/EOL for study purpose or sent on deputation terms in a year have been reviewed and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth, not more than three medical officers on each of the 16 Zonal Railways and not more than one medical officer on each of the Production Units may be granted study leave in a year.  The other provisions stipulated in Board’s letter dated 19.2.90 shall continue to remain in force.

 

3.       This also disposes of South Western Railway’s letter No.SWR/HQ/P.508 /Medical/Dr.MBR dated 29.12.2004.

 

 

 

RBE No.38/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/91/RR-1/20 Dated 7.3.05(RBE No.38/05)

 

Sub: Vacancies in Clerical Cadre – Direct Recruitment Quota.

 

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 8.1.2003 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.3050-4590 (RSRP) and in Senior Clerks in scale Rs.4500-7000 (RSRP) and 20% in the category of Junior Accounts Assistant and Accounts Clerk.  The question of continuance of the above freeze orders has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to extend the currency of the instructions mentioned for a further period upto 31.12.2006.

2.         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 1.11.2004.

 

 

Board’s letter No. E(LL)2004/AT/WC/3  Dated 16.3.05

 

Sub: Workmen’s Compensation Act,1923 – Compensation to Trainee Skilled  Artisans during training period.

 

An issue was raised by the Staff Side in DC/JCM vide their Item No.15/2004 in March 2004 in regard to treating the cases of injury to Trainee Artisans caused in the course of performing jobs as “Injury on duty”.

 

The matter has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Labour and it is clarified that Workmen’s  Compensation Act would be applicable to the categories listed below:-

 

(i)                Pre-working post trainee in case of compassionate ground appointee, against regular post;

(ii)              Pre-working post trainee in case of regular appointee through Railway Recruitment Board; and,

(iii)            Apprentices given training in Railways under Apprenticeship Act, 1961, where there is no condition of appointment on regular basis.

 

The persons as mentioned at S.No.(i) to (iii) above fall within the purview of ‘Workman” as per Schedule II of Workmen’s Compensation Act. A ”workman” means any person who is a Railway Servant as defined in {Clause 34 of Section II of Railway Act,1989} not permanently employed in any administrative, district or Sub-Divisional office of a railway and is not employed in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II of the Workmen’s Compensation Act,1923..

 

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

 

 

RBE No.39/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W)95 PS 5-1/29 Dated 10.3.05(RBE No.39/05)

 

 

Sub: Inclusion of children from void marriage in the privilege passes

issued to railway employees.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No.dt.13.9.03.

 

1.         Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter referred to above, that children born out of void marriage are not eligible for inclusion in the Pass of widows of Railway servants.

 

2.       On reference from a Railway whether children born out of void marriage are eligible for inclusion in the Privilege pass issued to railway servants, the case has been further examined and it is clarified that children born out of void marriages are not eligible for any kind of railway passes.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.41/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/1 Dated 10.3.05(RBE No.41/05)

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA PART II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION [ii]]

NOTIFICATION

 

S.O. 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 (Pension) Rules, 1993, namely:

 

1        (1) These rules may be called the Railways Services (Pension) (Second Amendment)

Rules, 2005.

(2)  They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 30th  day of  September,2000.

 

2                    In the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, after rule 53, the following rule shall be inserted, namely :-

 

“ 53 A, Conditions for payment of pension on absorption consequent upon conversion of a Railway Department into a Central autonomous body or a public sector undertaking :-

 

(1)   On conversion of a Department of the Railway into a public sector undertaking or an Autonomous body, all Railway Servants  of  that Department shall be transferred  en-masse to that public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, on terms of foreign  services without any deputation allowance till such time they get absorbed in the said undertaking or  body, as the case may be, and such transferred Railway servants shall be absorbed in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, with effect from such date as may be notified by the  Government.

 

(2)  The Government shall allow the transferred railway servants an option to revert to the railway or to seek permanent absorption  in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

 

(3)  The option referred to in sub-rule (2) shall be exercised by every transferred railway servant   in such manner and within such period as may be specified by the Government.

 

(4) The permanent absorption of the railway servants as employees of the public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall take effect from the date on which their options are accepted   by  the Government 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.

 

(5)                       Upon absorption of railway servants in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, the post which they were holding in the Government before such absorption shall stand abolished.

 

(6)                       The employees who opt to revert to railway service shall be re-deployed through the surplus cell of  the Railway.

 

(7)                       The employees including temporary employees but excluding casual labourers, who opt for permanent absorption in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, shall on and from the date of absorption be governed by the rules and regulations or bye-laws of the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

 

(8) A permanent railway servant who has been absorbed as an employee of a public sector  undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, shall be eligible for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by him or her in the railways and in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body in accordance with the formula for calculation of pension or family pension under these rules as may be in force at the time of his retirement from the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

 

Explanation:- The amount of pension or family pension of the absorbed employee on superannuation from public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, shall be calculated in the same way as would be the case with a railway servant, retiring on superannuation, on the same day.

 

(9)                       The pension of an employee under sub-rule (8) shall be calculated on the basis of his last ten months average pay.

 

(10) 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.

 

(11) The benefits of pension and family pension shall be available to temporary transferred railway servants after they have been confirmed in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body.

 

(12) A permanent railway servant absorbed in public sector undertaking or autonomous body, or a temporary railway servant who has been confirmed in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body subsequent to his or her absorption therein, shall be eligible to seek voluntary retirement after completing ten years of qualifying service with the Government and the autonomous body or public sector undertaking taken together, and he or she shall be eligible for prorata  pensionary benefits on the basis of combined qualifying service.

 

(13) The Government shall create a Pension Fund in the form of a trust and the pensionary benefits of absorbed employees shall be paid out of such Pension Fund.

(14)                      The Member Staff, Railway Board shall be the Chairperson of the Board of  Trustees which shall include representatives of the Ministers of Finance, Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Labour, concerned public sector undertaking or autonomous body and their employees and experts in the relevant field to be nominated by the Government.

 

(15)                      The procedure and the manner in which pensionary benefits are to be sanctioned and disbursed from the Pension Fund shall be determined by the Government on the recommendation of the Board of Trustees.

 

(16)                      The Government 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 public sector undertaking or autonomous body.

 

(17) The manner of sharing the financial liability on account of payment of pensionary benefits by the public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall be determined by the Government.

 

(18) Lumpsum amount of the pro rata pension shall be determined in accordance with the Table of the values in Appendix to the Railway Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1993.

 

(19) The public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be, shall make pensionary contribution to the Pension Fund  for the period of service to be rendered by the concerned employees under that undertaking or body at the rates as may be determined by the Board of Trustees so that the Pension Fund shall be self-supporting.

 

(20) If, for any financial or operational reason, the Trust is unable to discharge its liabilities fully from the  Pension Fund and the public sector undertaking or autonomous body is also not in a position to meet the shortfall, the Government shall be liable to meet such expenditure and such expenditure shall be debited to either the Fund or to the public sector undertaking or autonomous body, as the case may be.

 

(21) Payments of pensionary benefits of the pensioners of a railway department on the date of conversion of it into a public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall  continue to be the responsibility of the Government and the mechanism for sharing its liabilities on this account shall be determined by the Government.

 

(22) Upon conversion of a railway department into a public sector undertaking or autonomous body-

 

(a)          the balance of provident fund standing at the credit of the absorbed employees on the date of their absorption in the public sector undertaking or autonomous body shall with the consent of such undertaking or body, be transferred to the new provident fund account of the employees in such undertaking or body, as the case may be;

 

(b)  leave on average pay and leave on half average pay at the credit of the employees on the date of  absorption shall stand transferred to such undertaking or body, as the case may be;

(c)  the dismissal or removal from service of the public sector undertaking or autonomous body of any employees after his or her absorption in such undertaking or body 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 his dismissal or removal  or retrenchment, the decisions of the undertaking or body shall be subject to confirmation by the Ministry of  Railways.

 

(23)           In case the Government disinvests its equity in any public sector undertaking or autonomous body to the extent of fifty-one per cent or more, it shall specify adequate safeguards for protecting the interests of the absorbed employees of such public sector undertaking or autonomous body.

 

(24)      The safeguards specified under sub-rule (23) shall include option for voluntary retirement or continued service in the undertaking or body, as the case may be, or voluntary retirement benefits on terms applicable to railway servants or employees of the public sector undertaking or autonomous body as per option of such servants or employees,  assured payment of earned pensionary benefits with relaxation in period of qualifying  service, as may be decided by the Government.”

EXPLANATORY MEMORANDUM

  1. The Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 came into force on the 3rd December, 1993.
  2. In order to keep uniformity with the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare’s Notification on the issue published in the Gazette of India, vide number S.O.904 (E) dated the 30th September, 2000, this notification is given retrospective effect from the 30th September, 2000.
  3. The amendments to the said rules with retrospective effect will not adversely affect the interest of any person.

 

Note: The Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary , vide number S.O.930 dated the 3rd December,1993 and subsequently amended by –

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

S.O.No.               Date of Publication

1. 2. 3. 4. 5
1. F(E)III/94/PN1/31 (Amendment) 03.02.1995 511 25.2.1995
2 F(G)94 EM1-6 31.3.1995 1026 15.4.199
3 F(E)III/99/PN1/38 (Modification 23.5.2000 1554 15.7.2000
4 F(E)III/PN1/14(Amendment) 24.5.2000 153 15.7.2000
5 F(E)III/2000/PN1/23 18.10.2001 1081 30.3.2002
6 E(G)2002 EM1/1 23.8.2002 1214(E) 4.11.2004
7 F(E)III/2003/PN1/38 (Amendment) 30.12.2003 1488(E) 30.12.2003
8 F(E)III/2004/PN1/21 (Amendment) 7.12.2005 3191 18.12.2004
9 F(E)III/2003/PN1/25 20.1.2005 399 5.2.2005

 

RBE No.44/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/4  Dated  16.3.05(RBE No.44/05)

 

Sub: Eligibility of divorced/widowed daughter for grant of family pension.

 

As per clauses (ii) and (iii) of sub-rule (6) of Rule 75 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 read with clause (b) of para 7.2 of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/97/PN1/22 dated 5.11.97, son/daughter, including widowed/divorced daughter, shall be eligible for grant of family pension till he/she attains the age of 25 years or up to the date of his/her marriage/remarriage, whichever is earlier (subject to income criterion to be notified separately).  The income criterion has been laid down in Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.45/51/97-P&PW(E) dated the 5th March,1998 circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 27.4.98 according to which, to be eligible for family pension, a son/daughter (including widowed/divorced daughter) shall not have an income exceeding Rs.2550/- per month from employment in Government, the private sector, self employment, etc.  Further orders were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 20.8.2001 regarding eligibility of disabled divorced/widowed daughter for family pension for life subject to conditions specified therein.

 

2.       The demand for removing the condition of age limit in favour of divorced/widowed daughters, who had already been sanctioned family pension, so that they continue to draw family pension even after attaining the age limit of 25 years, has been under consideration of the Government in Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and it has now been decided that there will be no age restriction in such cases and they shall continue to draw family pension even after their attaining 25 years of age subject to fulfilment of all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter.  Such daughter, including disabled divorced/widowed daughter, shall, however, not be required to come back to her parental home as stipulated in para 2 (ii) of DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 25th July,2001 (circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 20.8.2001), which may be deemed to have been modified to that extent.

 

3.       These orders shall take effect from 25.8.2004. It is accordingly clarified that subject to all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter:

 

i)                   a divorced/widowed daughter shall be eligible for sanction of family pension provided the divorce with or death of her husband took place before her attaining 25 years of age.

ii)                 A widowed/divorced daughter, who has been sanctioned family pension before attaining the age of 25 years and has been in receipt of the same as on 25.8.2004 shall continue to be paid family pension even after attaining the age of 25 years.

iii)      Family pension  sanctioned to a widowed /divorced daughter and discontinued  on her   attaining  25 years  of   age  prior  to   25.8.2004  shall  be resumed w.e.f. 25.8.2004 and no arrears for the period prior to 25.8.2004 shall be paid.

 

 

  Board’s letter No. .F(X)I-2002/11/1  Dated 9.3.05.

 

Sub: Revision of flat rate of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation all over Indian Railways w.e.f. 01.07.2004.

 

The flat rates of license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation over the Indian Railways were last revised w.e.f. 1.4.2001 and notified vide Board’s letter number F(X)I-2001/11/1 dated 15.6.2001.  The revision had become due in 2004.  Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to revise the license fee (Standard Rent) for residential accommodation over Indian Railways, as shown in the Annexure, w.e.f. 1.7.2004.

 

2.       Orders for revision of rent recoverable in regard to leased accommodation will be issued separately.

 

3.       The revision shall not apply to sub-standard accommodation.

 

4        Immediate action may please be taken to give effect to these orders and compliance reported.

 

Annexure.

STATEMENT SHOWING THE REVISED FLAT RATES OF LICENSE FEE FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCOMMODATIONS

(Enclosure to letter No.F(X)I-2002/11/1 dated 9.3.2005)

Type Slab of Plinth Area Rate of License Fee w.e.f. 01.04.2001 Revised rates of license fee w.e.f. 1.7.2004
I Upto 25 sq.m.

25- 30 sq.m.

30- 35 sq.m.

above 35 sq. m.

36

44

53

58

43

53

64

70

II Upto 45 sq.m.

45- 50 sq.m.

50- 55 sq.m.

above 55 sq.m.

71

82

90

98

85

98

108

118

III Upto 60 sq.m.

60-65 sq.m.

65-70 sq.m.

above 70 sq.m.

125

135

144

156

150

162

173

187

IV Upto 80 sq.m.

80- 90 sq. m.

90-100 sq.m.

100-120 sq.m.

above 120 sq.m.

185

206

228

269

341

222

247

274

323

409

V Upto 150 sq.m.

150-200 sq.m.

200-250 sq.m.

250-300 sq.m.

300-350 sq.m.

above 350 sq.m.

507

635

897

1025

1268

1521

608

762

1076

1230

1522

1825

 

Notes:1. For servants’ quarters and garages allotted, following flat rates may be recovered:

 

Existing Rates         Revised Rates

i)        Servant quarters                                  Rs.33               Rs.40

ii)       Garages                                              Rs.23               Rs.28

 

2. Rates of license fee for Type-IV Quarters will also apply to officers’ Transit flats.

 

 

RBE No.37/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2003/1/7/6/1 Dated 28.02.2005( RBE No.37/05)

 

Sub: Admissibility of two additional increments (non-absorbable)

to the Nursing staff possessing B.Sc. Degree after fixation of

pay in newly revised pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.96.

 

The Nursing staff holding B.Sc. degree as additional qualification appointed before 01.01.96, were extended the benefit of two advance increments in terms of IREM (Vol.I)1989 edition, para 166, sub-para (iii).  The above scheme has been reviewed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training and it has been decided to continue the scheme.  The matter regarding treatment of these increments had been under examination in Board’s Office in consultation with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

 

2             It has now been decided that on electing to come over to revised scales under V CPC, the pay of the Nursidng staff who were enjoying the benefit of upto two advance increments in the IV CPC pay scale as on 01.01.1996 may be fixed in the revised pay scale with reference to the pay in the pre-revised scale excluding the quantum of two advance increments enjoyed by them.  After the pay is fixed in the revised scale (V CPC), two additional increments at the revised rate (non-absorbable) may be granted in the revised scale.

 

3.           The additional increments (non-absorbable) are not to be treated as pay for the purpose of allowances.  However, past cases decided otherwise need not be reopened for the purpose of recovery, although pay in all cases have to be fixed and regulated as indicated above.

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

 

 

RBE No. 43/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 Dated 16.3.2005 (PC-V/449, RBE No./43/05)

 

Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Railway employees of who have continued to draw their pay/emoluments in the pre-revised scales of pay – effective from 1.7.2002, 1.1.2003,

1.7.2003, 1.1.2004 & 1.7.2004 – regarding.

 

In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 13.6.2002 (S.No.PC-V/344, RBE No.84/2002) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2002 in respect of Railway servants who continue to draw their pay and emoluments in the pre-revised scale of pay, the revised rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2002, 1.1.2003, 1.7.2003, 1.1.2004 & 1.1.2004 would be as follows:-

 

Rate of Dearness Allowance.

Date from which payable Pay upto Rs.3500 p.m. Pay above Rs.3500 and upto Rs.6000 p.m. Pay above Rs.6000 p.m.
1.7.2002 279% 209%(Rs.9765) 181%(Rs.12540)
1.1.2003 287% 215%(Rs.10045) 186%(Rs.12900)
1.7.2003 295% 221% (Rs.10325) 191%(Rs.13260)
1.1.2004 301% 226%(Rs.10535) 196% (Rs.13560)
1.7.2004 308% 231%(Rs.10780) 200%(Rs.13860)

 

NOTE:- Amount within brackets represent the minimum amount payable per month as Dearness Allowance to employees in the different pay ranges.

 

2.        All other conditions as laid down in the letter dated 16.11.2000 will continue to apply.

 

 

 

RBE No.42/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.3.205 (PC-V/448, RBE No.42/05)

 

Sub: Pay fixation of staff posted against the post of Sr. Traffic

Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing Cell.

 

Consequent upon upgradation  of pay scales of Accounts Staff, the issue of upgradation of the posts of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing Cell has been under consideration as improvement in the pay scale of the categories of the parent cadre of the staff inducted against the post of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors led to such incumbents of the posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors of Traffic Costing Cell drawing pay in lower pay scale compared to their counterparts working in the parent cadre.

 

The matter has been examined and it has been decided that upgradation of the posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors to the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 cannot be granted.  However, the staff posted against the posts of Sr.Traffic Costing Inspectors in Traffic Costing Cell may be allowed to draw pay in the pay scale of Rs.7450-11500 if they are promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent cadres.

 

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

 

 

 Board’s letter No. . F(X)I-99/11/1 Dated 17.3.05

 

Sub: Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation.

 

In terms of this Ministry’s letter No.F(X)I-86/11/9 dated 1.4.1989, it was decided that the rates of damages fixed for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation would remain in force for a period of two years or till further orders, from the date of effect of orders issued on the subject matter.  As a result, the rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of Railway accommodation last fixed vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 24.7.2002 have now undergone revision.

 

2.       Accordingly, in partial modification of all orders/guidelines issued on the subject matter in the past, it has now been decided to revise the rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of railway accommodation with effect from 01.12.2004 as under:

(Rupees per sq.m. of plinth area/per month)

Type of accommo-dation

Revised rates effective from 1.12.2004

  Class

A-I

Class ‘A’, B-I & B-II Class ‘C’ & unclassified Class

A-I

Class ‘A’, B-I & B-II Class ‘C’ & unclassified
I to IV

114

86

76

132

99

88

V & above

166

126

112

192

144

128

3.       In addition, garden charges and other charges as applicable in respect of above revision will also be recovered.

 

4.       These rates will be effective from 01.12.2004 and remain in force for a period of two years or till further orders.

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 16.3.05

 

Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass to Non-Railway Staff.

Ref: Your U.O.No.59-Rly/Misc.17.7/2-4 dated 15.2.2005.

 

In terms of provisions in the Railway Servant’s Pass Rules,1986 (2nd Edition 1993), Post Retirement Complimentary Passes are granted to those Railway Servants who have completed a minimum of 20 years Railway Service.  Audit Staff working on the Railways are not Railway Servants.  They are, therefore, not eligible for grant of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass even if they retire from Railways with a minimum of 20 years Railway Service.

 

 Board’s letter No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 12.04.05

 

Sub: Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass to Non-Railway Staff.

 

Staff / Officers of Railway Audit Department are entitled to Post Retirement Complimentary Passes as applicable to staff/ officers of equivalent status and pay on Railways, I terms of Board’s letter No. E[G] 58 PS 5-20/1 dated 8-6-61.  Board’s letter No. E(W)2001/PS 5-1/1 dated 16.3.05 may, therefore, be treated as rescinded.

 

 

RBE No.51/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2005/AL-4/2  Dated 22.3.05(RBE No.51/05)

 

Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay –  Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of Special Compensatory  (Remote Locality)Allowance.

Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)I/98/AL-4/6 dt.2.9.98.

 

Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, a reference has been made by AIRF for revision of pay range slabs for determining the eligibility limit for grant of Special Compensatory Remote Locality Allowance.  The matter has been considered in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to revise the existing pay range for determining the eligibility for special compensatory (remote Locality) Allowance w.e.f. 1.4.04 as follows.

Existing pay Range

Rate

(p.m.)

Revised pay Range*

Rate

(p.m)

  Arrears Included in (Annexures to Bd’s letter No.F(E)I/98/AL/4/6 dt.2.9.98) *Basic

Pay+DP

Arrears Included in (Annexures to Bd’s letter No.F(E)I/98/AL/4/6 dt.2.9.98)
Rs. Part A Part B Part C Part D Rs. Part A Part B Part C Part D
Below 3000 300 250 150

40

Below

4500

300 250 150

40

3000 -4499 500 400 300

80

4500-6749 500 400 300

80

4500 -5999 700 550 450

120

6750-8999 700 550 450

120

6000 -8999 1000 800 600

160

9000-13499 1000 800 600

160

9000 & above 1300 1050 750

200

13500 & above 1300 1050 750

200

 

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

 

 

 

 Copy of Board’s letter No. 2002/AC-II/37/8 dated 17.11.2004.

 

Sub: Re-organisation of staffing pattern of EDP Centres.

….

At present the computer activities in the Railways are broadly spread over EDP Centres in the headquarters of Zonal Railways and the PUs and at computer centres at Divisions, Workshops, Stores Depots and Passenger Reservation System (PRS). Of these, the staffing pattern is encadred only in Zonal and Production Unit’s EDP Centres; others being manned on ex-cadre basis.  In view of rapid technological changes in the field of Information Technology, transformation of the EDP Centres into IT resources centres with online environment of working in sequel to implementation of SDT and MIS applications wherein data entry would be mostly taken care of by the user departments, the question of reorganisation of existing computer activities including the staffing pattern had been under consideration of Board for some time. The matter has since been considered in consultation with both the recognized federations and  it has been decided as under-

 

  1. New  Set up.

The new reorganized set up will be known as Information Technology Centres(IT Centres).  The IT Centres will encompass activities presently being undertaken by Zonal and Production Units EDP Centres, Divisional, Workshop and Stores Depot computer centres but will not include PRS and FOIS.  The function and responsibilities of the reorganised set up are as mentioned in the following paragraphs.

 

  1. New Cadre.

 

The reorganised cadre will be known as Information Technology cadre(IT Cadre).

 

3.       Functions, Duties and Responsibilities of IT Centres.

 

In the emerging scenario the data capturing work presently being done at EDP Centres will be mostly handled by user department themselves and these Centres will transform into resource centres and nodal agency for service providers for all the IT activities of the Railway.  Accordingly, the work scenario of IT Centres will be broadly organized as under:-

 

(i)      Computer System Management  Section.

  1. Responsibility for installation , maintenance and efficient management of

computer systems including hardware and system software on the Railway.

  1. Technical clearance of computerization proposals  on the Railway.
  2. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
  3. Any other function as spelt out by competent authority from time to time.

 

(ii)      Database Maintenance/Administration Section.

  1. Managing data base availability, planning and creating databases, managing physical structures.
  2. Managing storage based on design
  3. Managing security backup and recovery database tuning
  4. Assistance in software maintenance
  5. Rectification of minor problems and minor modification required in application software.
  6. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc and
  7. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

 

(i)                Computer Network Management Section.

  1. Managing network administration for LAN & WAN
  2. Rectification of network problems in order to have uptime possible.
  3. Liaison/coordination with concerned authorities for proper uplinking
  4. Maintenance of network equipments
  5. Ensuring optimum bandwidth over the network
  6. Investigation/rectification of data loss over network, if any
  7. Plug cases of data collision and rectify it immediately.
  8. Any other function as allotted by competent authority.

 

(ii)              Application Co-ordination Section.

  1. Co-ordination with relevant user departments and handling of other related policy matters;
  2. Effecting improvements in the system; certification of the applications, modules thereof and overall supervision of pace of implementation of applications etc.
  3. In the on-line applications developed in RDBMS environment, association of user departments is a prerequisite for success of the project.  The respective user departments will carry out following functions.
  • Input data capture & validation.
  • Database updation
  • Generation of various reports and downloading thereto.
  1. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
  2. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

 

 

(iii)            Training Coordination Section.

  1. Preparation of standard training input for staff and arranging training of IT personnel.
  2. Training of User Department.
  3. Managing IT learning centres.
  4. Coordination with training agencies, bodies, associations etc.
  5. Liaison/coordination with training contractors, etc.
  6. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

 

(iv)            Software Library, technical reference section

  1. Procurement of required books/CDs/Programs and proper upkeep thereof.
  2. Maintenance of technical reference books
  3. Maintenance of source codes for proprietary software
  4. Maintenance of user licence, software licence and periodical review
  5. Maintenance of operating system and software program, CDs/Floppy etc.
  6. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

 

(v)              Data entry section. (This will be required only till all applications are made on line and there are no residual traditional applications requiring data entry in IT centres).

  1. Carry out traditional data entry activities.
  2. Liaison/coordination with maintenance contractors, etc.
  3. Any other function as spelt out by competent authorities from time to time.

 

The size and composition of the above Sections mentioned above is left to be decided locally depending on the workload and exigencies of work in accordance with usual extant procedure.

 

4.    Date of effect:

The re-organisation will take effect from 01.04.05. These instructions will supercede all instructions issued earlier on Staffing Pattern for EDP Centres at Zonal Railway Headquarters and Pus and other computer centres at Divisions, Workshops and Stores Depots.

 

5.   Staffing pattern:

The following will be the cadre structure of the reorganised setup alongwith scales of pay mode of induction and eligibility criteria:

Designation Scale Mode of filling up Qualification for direct recruitment and eligibility criteria for promotion.
Junior Engineer (IT) Grade II Rs.5000-8000
  • 50% DR+shortfall against the promotion quota through RRBs.
  • 50% by selection from amongst regular serving staff in any Department in Group C working in grade below the grade Rs.5000-8000 with a minimum of 5 years regular service with qualification as prescribed for DR.
PGDCA/B.SC (Computer Science) /BCA /DOE/ ACC “A” level course of three year duration or equivalent from recognized University/Institute
Junior Engineer (IT) Grade I Rs.5500-000

By promotion by Non-selection

Staff with a minimum of 5 years service in the immediate lower grade Rs.5000-8000; suitability being adjudged through a practical test and scrutiny of service records (ACRs)
Senior Engineer (IT) Grade II Rs.6500-10500

By promotion by selection

Staff with a minimum of 5 years service in the immediate lower grade Rs.5500-9000.
Section Engineer[IT] Gr.I Rs.7450-11500

By promotion by  selection

Staff with a minimum of 5 years service in the immediate lower grade Rs.6500-10500.

 

  1. Control of IT Cadre:

 

The new IT cadre shall be under administrative and professional control of FA&CAO of Zonal Railways and Production Units.  So far as Zonal Railways are concerned, IT cadre will be a unified cadre covering the existing EDP Centres and computer centres in divisions, workshops and stores depots and will be centrally controlled by Zonal Railway headquarter.  However, the first two grades namely the entry grade of Junior Engineer (IT) Grade II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Jr.Engineer (IT) Grade I in the Pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 will be decentralized and may be filled up Unit-wise.

 

  1. Absorption/deployment of existing staff in the new IT cadre:

 

[i]  The existing staff in the EDP Centres who are encadred would be suitably trained and adjusted in corresponding/equivalent grade in the new IT Cadre.  The grade in which they are working shall be the basis for their absorption in the corresponding/equivalent grade.  They will be assigned seniority in the absorbing grade with reference to length of non-fortuitous service in the corresponding/ equivalent grade as on 1.4.05 subject to the condition that inter-se seniority of persons in the same category will not be disturbed.  However, staff in the lowest grade Rs.4500-7000 will have to pass the selection for entering into entry grade Rs.5000-8000 in the reorganised setup.  A concession/relaxation to the extent of 10% in standard may be allowed to them to facilitate their deployment/promotion in the said grade failing which they will be repatriated to their parent cadre.  Once the existing staff is so adjusted, the induction/direct recruitment for new setup will come into force for any vacancy remaining unfilled and that arising in future.In the meanwhile, fresh recruitment at the entry level (Rs.4500-7000) in the cadre of DEOs should be stopped forthwith since that grade will not be there in the new setup and to that extent, the problem of their promotion/deployment in next higher grade (Rs.5000-8000) in the new setup will not arise.

 

[ii]         Staff working on ex-cadre basis in computer centres at Divisions, Workshops and Stores Depots will be considered for deployment in the equivalent grade on their request in the new set up subject to the condition that they are holding the grade on regular basis after due selection, and are working for atleast 10 years in the Computer Centre either on continuous basis or in broken spells.  On absorption in the new set up they will be assigned seniority in the absorbing grade with reference to non-fortuitous length of service in the grade held by them on regular basis in their parent cadre as on 1.4.05.  Others will be repatriated to their cadre in due course.  Caderisation will start only from the entry grade and will cover the higher grades in the hierarchy in due course as and when the existing incumbents holding the posts on ex-cadre basis vacate the same and staff inducted in the new set up in terms of revised procedure as outlined in para 5 above become eligible for promotion.

 

  1. Training

 

In order to ensure that there is implementation of the reorganized set up to the fullest extent, acquiring qualifications, undergoing/attending appropriate training courses will be made mandatory.  Detailed instructions in this regard will follow.

 

  1. Computer Cells/User Department.

 

In the new set up, most of the data entry work, presently handled by EDP Centres/Computer Centres will be taken care of by staff of user departments and will necessitate establishment of computer cells for user departments, which will be the interface link between the user department and the IT Centre.  They will troubleshoot minor problems related to RDBMS based applications and rectify minor defects related to data entry, network links, computer hardware, software problems etc. Sr.Subordinates and supervisors from user department shall man these posts.  These posts would be ex-cadre to be created based on worth of charge and serve the respective department(s).  In the time to come, in the event of very close proximity of such computer cells to the zonal IT Centre or Divisional/Workshop and Stores Depot IT Centre, depending on the separability of suitable personnel from the IT Centre, technical staff from IT Centre may also be posted at such computer cells. The designation and pay scales of the staff would be that of senior subordinates in respective user departments eg., SO(A/Cs)/Sr.SO(A/Cs)Computer Cell; OS-II/OS-I (Computer Cell etc. If considered necessary, these ex-cadre posts could be operated in IT Centres also as at present.

 

  1. Cadre strength.

 

To start with, the number of posts to be operated in the new set up will be equal to the number of posts already sanctioned in the EDP Centres and other respective computer centres.  However, the posts in the new setup will ultimately be distributed on percentage basis after the same has reasonably stabilized.

 

  1. Creation of posts.

 

No new revenue post should be created for new zone/divisions.  However, there could be creation of posts for the new IT Cadre against all posts presently operated in HQs, Divisional, Workshops and Stores Depot computer centres (both ex-cadre and cadre); the newly developed SDT applications being treated as new assets for this purpose.  The yardsticks for the additional work of SDTs and other applications in the new set up for creation of revenue posts will be advised in due course.

 

  1. Migration to the new cadre:

 

In the first phase, the existing staff will migrate to the new cadre as a whole as per procedure in para 7 above.  Subsequently, after stabilization of the cadre, posts shall be created/abolished based on the percentages prescribed and also based on the yardsticks to be finalized.

 

Copy of Board’s  Order No.ERB-I/2004/23/56 dated 8.2.2005.

 

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to look into the various  issues regarding re-organisation of Staffing pattern of EDP Centres of Zonal Railways and Production Units in view of rapid technological changes in the field of IT and Transformation of EDP Centres into IT resource centres with online environment of working  in sequel to implementation of STC and MIS applications.  The Committee will consist of the following:-

 

1. Director Finance (CCA)/Railway Board                                         Convenor.

2. Director Establishment (N)/Railway Board                         Member.

3. Director Mechanical Engineer(C&IS) Railway Board               Member.

4. Director Efficiency Research (S&T)Railway Board                  Member.

5. Director Pay Commission-II/Railway Board                       Member.

6. Director (Trg.)/Railway Board                                          Member.

7. Joint Director(MIS)/Railway Board                                   Member.

8. Deputy Director Finance(E)II/Railway Board                           Member.

 

  1. The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under :-

 

i)                                  Evolving the yardsticks for creation of IT Cadre revenue charged posts

against SDT applications in the new set up.

ii)                                Matter related to implementation of reorganization orders.

iii)                              Determination of cadre strength of IT cadre on Railways.

iv)                              Syllabus for selections.

v)                       Finalizing a roadmap in this regard in consultation with DIT to enter into agreements with appropriate institutions for training of staff as well as the facility/concession for pursuing courses offered by them leading to professional degrees/diplomas in computer science.  The objective of this exercise shall be to hone the professional skills of IT staff keeping in view the latest development in the field of IT.

vi)                     Professional qualification/incentives.

vii) Any other related/incidental issues considered necessary by the Committee.

viii)Any other function as spell out by the competent authority from time to time.

 

  1. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at New Delhi.
  2. The Committee will submit its report within a period of three months from  the date of its constitution.
  3. The Convenor and Members of the Committee will be eligible to draw TA/DA as per the existing rules.

 

 

 

 

RBENo.46/2005

  Board’s letter No. .E(MPP)2002/3/31 Dated 17.3.05 (RBENo.46/05)

 

Sub: Jurisdiction of Zonal Training Centres.

 

Kindly  refer Board’s letter No.98/Safety-1/27/1 dated 20.10.2004 conveying Board’s decision about placing ZRTI under the control of Chief Operations Manager (COM) of the Railway. Accordingly the designation “CSO” wherever occurring in Board’s letter of even number dated 29.7.03 (RBE No.129/2003) may be replaced by “COM”. All other terms and conditions of the letter remain the same.

 

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/9 Dated 21.3.05

 

Sub: Issue of Duty Cheque Pass to Rail Tel Corporation.

 

In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No.F(E)II/2002/DEI/I dt.22nd Nov., 2002, issue of duty cheque passes to the deputationists to Rail Tel Corporation was available for a period of two years which has since been expired.  On a request from the Rail Tel Corporation further extension of issue of duty cheque passes to the staff and officers of Rail Tel Corporation has been considered and it has been decided by Board that the facility for issue of duty cheque passes may further be extended for a period of another 2 years beyond 22nd November ‘04. In the meantime, Rail Tel Corporation should take necessary action to reimburse the cost of duty cheque passes issued to their staff and officers to Northern Railway, periodically.

 

RBE No.61/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dt.8.4.05 (RBE No.61/2005, PC-V/452)

 

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway Employees –

Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2005.

 

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 27.9.2004 ( S.No.PC-V/431  RBE No. 21/ 2004 ) on the  subject mentioned  above.  The President is pleased to

decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect from Ist January,2005 shall stand modified as follows:-

 

Date from which payable Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

 

1.01.2005

17% of pay

 

 

2.       Provision contained in Paras 3 and 4 of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/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 2005 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.49/2005                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 Dated  22.3.05(RBE No.49/05)

 

Sub: Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver,

Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods

Guard and Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard.

***

As the Railways are aware with reference to a clarification sought for by Northern Railway in the year 1994 their presumption that in the categories of Drivers and Guards the minimum two years service for promotion to functional grade in the hierarchy has to be the combined service in the equivalent & lower grade, was confirmed vide instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-94/PM1/9 dated 2.9.94 also endorsed to other Railways for information and necessary action.

 

2.       The above issue was discussed in the PNM-AIRF Meeting held on 27-28.12.2004 wherein the official side explained that instructions already exist to the effect that combined service in the basic grade and the senior grade in the categories of Drivers and Guards can be taken into account for reckoning the two years residency period for promotion to the next functional grade which also means that a person with less than two years in the basic grade can be promoted to senior  grade.  However, the federation wanted that this should be explicitly clarified to the Railways as some element of doubt still existed on this aspect.  It was agreed to do the needful.

 

3.       The above may be noted for necessary action.

 

 

RBE No.52/2005

                                                                                                .

   Board’s letter No. E(W)95 PS 5-1/11/Pt Dated 21.3.05(RBE No.52/05)

 

Sub: Grant of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass based on adhoc service.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No.E(W)95PS5-1/11 dt.31.5.95, railway servants, who have been promoted to higher grade on regular basis and retire from the higher grade, are given Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher post as to their number and class.  However, in case of railway servants, who are officiating in the higher grade without regular promotion i.e. ‘adhoc’ basis, the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher post is given only after 3 years of officiating/adhoc service.

 

2.       Certain railway servants were promoted to Group B posts such as Stenographer, Asstt. Physiotherapy officer, Asstt. Health Officer, Asstt. Health Education Officer,  Asstt. Pharmaceutical Officer, Asst. Dietetics Officer and  Asstt. Nursing Officer in scale Rs.7500-12000 and  8000-13500 after adopting the same procedure/eligibility conditions as proposed to be prescribed in the recruitment rules i.e. selection through written examination, viva-voce and assessment of record of service.  Their promotions were, however, made on ‘adhoc’ basis till finalisation of recruitment rules.  Some of such railway servants have retired from railway service before completion of 3 years continuous service on ‘adhoc’ basis and as such they have been denied the benefit of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher posts held by them.

 

3.       ‘Adhoc’ promotions made in the above cases are different from the adhoc promotions made in isolated cases to other Group B posts on the Railways.  Therefore, it has been held that the ‘adhoc’ promotions made after following the requisite formalities for promotion to Group B posts does not attract the provisions of minimum 3 years service for their eligibility to higher class pass.  Board have accordingly, decided that employees who were promoted to the Group B Posts mentioned in para 2 above after following the requisite formalities and retired from service before completion of 3 years service may be  granted Post Retirement Complimentary Passes corresponding to the higher posts they held before their retirement.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.54/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-6 Dated 24.3.05(RBE No.54/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of

Officers/staff posted to new zones.

 

In order to facilitate operationalisation of New Zones, officers/staff on their posting to New Zones/Divisions were permitted retention of Railway Quarters at the previous place of posting for a period of one year in terms of Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002. The period of retention of quarter was subsequently extended vide Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 25.9.2003 for a further period of one year in favour of officers/staff already posted to New Zones and retaining Railway quarter at the previous place of posting in terms of instructions dated 2.9.2002.

 

On representation from New Zones about acute shortage of accommodation and the need for extension of the period of retention, the matter has been reviewed by Railway Board.  In exercise of the powers vested in Board as per letter No.E(G)99 QR 1-16 dated 16.3.2004, the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have taken the following decisions:

 

i)                    The instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002 stand withdrawn with immediate effect.

ii)                   Officers/Staff posted to New Zones/Divisions and retaining Railway accommodation at their previous place of posting in terms of Railway Board’s instructions dated 2.9.20202 and 25.9.2003 may be permitted retention thereof upto 31.3.2006. Officers/staff who are relieved on posting to New Zones/Divisions after the issue of these instructions shall be allowed retention in terms of the instructions/rule governing retention of railway accommodation in the case of permanent transfer or upto 31.3.2006, whichever is later.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.55/2005                                                 

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/94/TR/29 Dated 28.3.05 (RBE No.55/05)

 

Sub: Periodical transfer of Railway employees.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I/87/TR/34 (JCM/DC) dated 27.9.89 enclosing a comprehensive list of sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers.  The categories of TIAs/ISAs were subsequently included in the list of sensitive posts vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 2.5.95.

 

The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways.  It has been decided that since the nature of job of Stock verifiers in the Accounts Department is similar to that of Inspector of Store Accounts (ISAs), the post of Stock Verifiers should also be included in the list of sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers.

 

 

 

RBE No.56/2005                                                                    

Board’s letter No. E(W)2005 PS5-6/32  Dated 24.3.05(RBE No.56/05)

 

Sub: Grant of complimentary pass to the victims of national calamities/disasters.

 

Consequent upon the announcement made by the Minister of Railways in his Budget Speech 2005-06, it has been decided that special complimentary cheque passes in second/sleeper class should be issued to the persons stranded in the national calamities/ disasters which are notified by the Central Government.  The passes may be issued from the stations falling under the area notified to the destination station of the victims.

2.       The complimentary special cheque passes may be issued subject to the following conditions:

i)                   The natural calamity/disaster has been notified by the Central Government,

ii)                 The concerned District Magistrate/equivalent civil authority recommends and certifies that persons to whom passes are to be issued are the victims of natural calamities/disasters, which are notified by the Central Government.

 

3.         Complimentary special cheque passes in second/sleeper class will be issued from the offices of Zonal Railways/Divisional Offices, and a separate account of the same should be maintained by the pass issuing unit.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.57/2005

  Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/31 Dated  29.3.05 (RBE No.57/05)

 

Sub: Psychological Test in departmental selections

 

As the Railways are aware in terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.22.8.2003, Psychological Test renamed as Aptitude Test has been given a weightage of 20% in the departmental selections for promotion as ASM, Dsl/ Elec.Asstts. and Motorman and has been integrated in the selection proceedings with the stipulation that the Aptitude Test is not of qualifying nature.

 

2.       The Advisory Committee Constituted by the Ministry of Railways inter-alia  advise and guide the Psycho Technical cell of RDSO in the area of Aptitude Tests has recommended that the Railways may switch back to the old system of multiple cut off and qualifying status for Aptitude Test with the existing system of adding marks of aptitude test with written examination continuing for deciding the eligibility for empanelment amongst those candidates who score the minimum cut off marks and above in all the sub tests of the Aptitude Test.  This has been considered by the Board and the recommendations of the Advisory Committee accepted.  The minimum cut off marks will be as may be decided by RDSO.

 

The IREM, Vol. I, 1989 is accordingly amended as in the ACS No.171 .

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME –I, 1989 EDITION

 

Chapter II, Section B, Rules governing promotion of Group C Staff

Advance Correction Slip No.171

 

  1. In the existing Note (v) below para 219(g) for the qualifying marks “NIL” substitute the words “Minimum cut-off as may be decided by RDSO”
  2. In the existing Note (ii) below para 219 (j) against item (b) for the qualifying marks “Nil” substitute the words “Minimum cut off as may be decided by RDSO”

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/31 Dated  9-9-2003 & 29.3.05]

 

RBE No.58/2005                                                                                                                                                                                              

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 30.3.05 (RBE No.58/05)

 

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of  25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Gr.C categories – extension of  currency of scheme.

****

 

The scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) introduced vide Board’s letter No.E(NG)II-92/PM2/16 dt.20.8.1993 was last extended up to 31.3.2005 vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM2/12 dt.21.8.2001.

 

The Board have decided that the scheme may be extended further for a period of one year up to 31.3.2006, as an interim measure on the existing terms and conditions.

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05 .

 

Sub: Permission to treat Attested Photocopy of RELHS card as a valid document.

 

In terms of provisions contained in para 626(1) of Indian Railway Medical Manual, 2000, it is necessary to produce medical identity card for availing of facilities in Railway Hospitals.  It has been brought to the notice of Board that retired railway employees/their eligible family members find it difficult to avail of medical facilities when one of the family members moves out of station carrying RELHS card.

 

The issue has been considered by Board and the following has been decided:-

 

i)                    for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):-  Attested copy of the medical identity card will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway Hospitals and Health Units.  However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be allowed on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private recognized hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15 days.

ii)                   for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

 

S.No.1/Health 2005

Advance Correction Slip to Para 626(1) of IRMM, 2000.

 

Add the following under Para 626(1)

i)                    for a short duration ( a period of 10 days):-  Attested copy of the medical identity card will be considered a valid document, for availing outdoor medical facilities at Railway Hospitals and Health Units.  However, in case of emergency, indoor treatment will be allowed on basis of attested photocopy of Medical Identity Card in Railway and private recognized hospitals but original medical identity cards will have to be produced within 15 days.

ii)                 for long term duration:- The original medical card may be deposited with the issuing authority who may issue split medical identity card to the beneficiaries as requested by them.

[Authority: Board’s letter No. 2004/H/28/1 RELHS/Card dated 22.3.05]

 

 

 

RBE No. 50/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 23.3.2005.(PC-V/450 RBE No. 50/05).

 

Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway Servants -

Clarification regarding.

In terms of the provisions of the Assured Career Progression (ACP)Scheme issued vide Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated 01.10.99, the extension of the benefits of higher pay scales under the ACP Scheme, in accordance with the existing hierarchy, is subject to fulfilment of certain conditions enumerated in Annexure-I of the said letter, Condition number  6 of the Annexure provides for fulfilment of the normal promotion norms  (bench-mark, departmental examination, seniority-cum-fitness in cases of Gr.D employees etc) prescribed in the Recruitment Rules.  It has further been clarified in reply to point of doubt number 46 of Annexure to Board’s letter No. PC-99/I/1/1 dated 19.2.2002 that various conditions specified in the Recruitment Rules for promotion to the next higher grade, including the higher/additional educational qualification, if prescribed, would needs to be met even for consideration under the ACP Scheme.

 

2.        A doubt has been expressed as to whether the requirement of fulfilment of all promotional norms even for ACP Scheme will include the requirement of fulfilment of minimum eligibility service prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for promotion to next higher grade in the hierarchy.

3.            In this regard, it is pointed out that, in terms of condition number 4 of the Annexure-1 to the letter dated 1.10.99, the first financial upgradation shall be allowed after 12 years of  regular service and the second financial upgradation after 12 years of regular service from the date of the first financial upgradation, subject to fulfillment of the prescribed conditions. Condition number 5.1. of the Annexure-I to the letter dated 1.10.99 further provides that two financial upgradations under the ACP Scheme shall be available only if no regular promotions during the prescribed periods ( 12 and 24 years) have been availed by an employee.  If an employee has already received one regular promotion, he shall qualify for the second financial upgradation only on completion of 24 years of regular  service under the Scheme.  Condition number 15 of the annexure-I to the letter dated 1.10.99 provides that, subject to condition number 4, where the employees have already completed 24 years of regular service, with or without a promotion, the second financial upgradation under the Scheme shall be granted directly.

 

4.            It is, therefore, clear from  harmonious reading of condition number 6 of the Annexure-I to the letter dated 1.10.99 with the other conditions and stipulations of the ACP Scheme that, while a person has to be eligible in all other aspects (Educational qualification, departmental examination, skill/trade test, bench mark etc) to hold the higher post, in terms  of the Recruitment Rules, the scale of which is being considered under the ACP Scheme, insofar as the requirement of “eligibility service” is concerned, the only requirement is that he should have completed the prescribed 12 or 24 years’ regular service , as the case may be,  counted from the direct entry grade without insistence on further completion of residency period in any particular grade.

 

5.       In fact, this condition has been further relaxed in respect of cases where an employee has moved from one post to another post  on direct recruitment/absorption basis or on deputation basis, followed by absorption.  In such cases, as clarified in reply to point of doubt number 4-6 of Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated 11.5.2000, past service in the same grade can also be counted towards the regular service.

 

 

RBE No.53/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/1/7/18  Dated 28.3.05(S.No.PC-V/451, RBE No.53/05)

 

Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to trainee JE-II/ Design on Railways.

Ref: Ministry of Railways’ letter of even number dated 28.5.98

(S.No.PC-V/85, RBE No.115/98)

 

Staff Side had raised the issue of revision of rate of stipend @ Rs.4000-100-4100 being paid to trainee JE-II(Design). The issue has been examined and it has been decided that the trainee JE-II(Design) would also be paid stipend @ Rs.4500-125-4625 equivalent to trainee JE-II in other departments.

 

2.          Item No.36 and 37 in the schedule attached to the above referred letter may thus, be read as under:

Sl.No. Category Training period Revised scale of the post Revised Rates of stipend
  Drawing Office      
36. Draftsman’B’ in Mech./Elect.and S&T Deptts. (Diploma holders) Eighteen months 5000-8000 4500-125-4625
37. Draftsman ‘B’ in Civil Engg.Deptt.(Diploma holders) Eighteen months 5000-8000 4500-125-4625

 

  1. These orders will have immediate effect.

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

 

 

RBE No.47/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2000/PN1/57/Vol.II dated 18.3.05  (RBE No.47/05)

 

Sub: Payment of difference of gratuity to pre 1996 Central Government Pensions – clarification regarding.

 

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.38/42/2005-P&PW(F) dated 17th February,2005 on the above referred subject, is enclosed for information and guidance of the Railways.

 

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OMs dt.4.12.2001 and 18.2.2003 referred to in the DOP&PW’s enclosed OM dt.17.2.2005, have been adopted/circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/97/PN1/22 dated 25.2.2002 and No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/57 dated 20.5.2003, respectively.

 

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No.38/42/2005-P&PW(F) dated 17th February,2005

 

Sub: Payment of difference of gratuity to pre 1996 Central Government Pensioners – clarification regarding.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations have been received seeking confirmation whether in pursuance of Supreme Court judgement, vide  this Department’s OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Pt.I dated 4.12.2004, pre-1996 pensioners have been made eligible for receiving additional gratuity.  They have asked the concerned pensioners to apply to their respective Departments by furnishing details of PPO number, date of retirement, Bank details etc.  It also contains a portion of the OM purported to have been issued by this Department but does not indicate the name of Officer under whose signature it has been issued.

 

2.       In view of the above, the factual position in the matter is as under:

 

(i)                This Department has not issued any OM on 4.12.2004 granting additional gratuity to pre 1996 pensioners as there is no such Supreme Court Judgement in that respect; and

 

(ii) The extracts of OM reproduced by them purported to have been issued on 4.12.2004 is in fact a portion of this Department’s OM dated 4.12.2001 bringing out certain modifications to OM dated 27.10.1997. In that OM, the Government consequent upon acceptance of the 5th Pay Commission recommendations, inter-alia, prescribed that 100% of DA be added to the pay and on this the retirement/death gratuity be calculated. This was made effective from 1.1.196. It did not change any provisions regarding percentage on DA for those who retired before 1.1.1996. Vide OM dated 4.12.2001 the Government clarified that the addition to DA for calculation of gratuity would be applicable for calculation of all types of gratuities like death/retirement/service gratuity.  In this OM also there is no change in other provisions of OM dated 27.10.1997 including the cut off date of 1.1.1996. This was further clarified vide para (ii) of OM dated 18.2.2003. Hence, prior to 1.1.1996, only basic pay was reckoned as emoluments for computation of gratuity. It has not been agreed to extend the benefits to retirees prior to 1.1.1996 as for grant of any benefit, prescription of a cut off date is essential keeping in view various constraints including financial constraints.

 

 

 

 Board’s letter No. E(W)2002 PS 5-1/10 dated 8.4.05  .

 

         Sub: Procedure for issue of duty passes to eligible railway employees/GRP.

 

It has come to the notice of Board that in the absence of proper procedure on the issue, renewal and cancellation of duty passes issued to railway employees, the same are being misused even by outsiders.  In order to keep a strict vigil on the duty passes issued, the following procedure may be followed in issue, renewal and cancellation of the duty passes issued by the railways:-

 

i)                   Instructions contained in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition, 1993) below schedule I, under item II(7) should be followed strictly.

 

ii)                 Bronze, metal pass/card pass with all-India validity below JAG officers/staff not to be issued by the railway administration.  In case of exigency, Duty Card Passes with all India validity may be issued to below JAG officers in the entitled class with the personal approval of GM.  This power should not be delegated further (Ref. Board’s letter No.E(W)2000PS5-1/21 dt.26.9.02)

 

iii)               Duty Card passes to eligible railway employees should be issued affixing photographs excepting in the case of card passes issued to IRPOF, AIRPF and to both the recognised federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR (Ref.Board’s letter No.E(W)2002PS5-1/10 dt.18.6.02, Board’s 1982 PS5-1/1 dt.23.6.82, 24.12.82, 4.5.83 and 30.7.93).  Vigilance inspectors may also be exempted from filling up the entries in the card passes (Ref. Board’s letter No.E(W)1981 PS5-1/2 dt.7.8.82) One photograph of the person whom Duty Card Pass has been issued should be pasted in the relevant page of the register alongwith other details.

 

iv)               Duty Card passes to GRP personnel should be issued strictly in accordance with the provision contained in Board’’ letter No.E(W)86PS5-13/1 dt.21.2.86.

 

v)                 Duty Card passes to GRP may be issued on the basis of requisition received from DIG/IG of Police and recommended by the CSO. In case of railway employees Duty Card passes may be issued on recommendation from the concerned HOD.  It may be ensured that railway employees, whose nature of duties involve, frequent journeys, only are recommended for issue of Duty Card Passes. Duty Card passes should be issued normally for a validity period of one year only excepting card passes issued to audit officers.

 

vi)               A proper register should be maintained for the purpose of issue of duty card pass and a separate page should be allotted for each card pass and necessary entries should be made therein whenever fresh Duty Card pass is issued for the first time and subsequent renewal thereafter.  The scrutiny of the register should be made every month to find out whether any card pass is due for renewal and if the card pass is not renewed after expiry of its validity the concerned official should be called for surrendering the card pass. No official should be allowed to keep the card pass with him after expiry of its validity.

 

vii)             Periodical review should be undertaken to destroy the card pass, after expiry by burning into ashes in the presence of a committee of three members including a gazetted officer nominated for the purpose.  Till destruction of the card pass, all documents, i.e. requisition, recommendation of HOD/CSO, as the case may be, approval of the competent authority, for issue/renewal etc., should be kept in safe custody for verification at any stage. Entry regarding destruction of Duty Card Pass should be made in the register maintained for the purpose.

 

viii)           In the case of loss/theft of card pass./metal pass the same should be immediately reported to police and acknowledgement should be obtained. The fact of theft/loss should also be immediately advised to commercial department to prevent its subsequent use.  Duty Card pass/metal pass against loss/theft should be issued only after completing the requisite formalities including recovery of fines.

 

The above instructions are not exhaustive, but for general guidance. All out precautions should be taken to prevent fraudulent use of the Duty Card Pass/metal pass issued to Railway employees /GRP.

 

RBE No.59/2005                              

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2004/3/41 dated 31.3.05   (RBE No.59/05)

 

Sub: Observance of six days week for training centres.

 

The issue of observing 5 days week for training centres/institutes was raised in the meeting of ZRTI held on 16th and 17th September 2004.  This matter has been examined and it is clarified that training centres like ZRTIs/ STCs/ S&TTC/ETC/CETC/BTC, etc are field units and hence do not come under the purview of 5 days week and Staff/faculty in all training centres will observe 8 days Casual Leave, in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)2001LE1/7 (Master Circular) dated 24.1.91 and 27.1.2002.

 

 

 

RBE No.64/2005

  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2 (KW) dated 15.4.05  (RBE No.64/05)

 

Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme – Drivers and Gangmen.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2 (KW) dated 2.1.2004.

 

Pursuant to the introduction of Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) vide above referred Board’s letter, a number of proposals mooting further amendments/improvements/extensions to Safety Related Retirement Scheme were received from Zonal Railways and Federations.  After considering the various suggestions, the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided that suitability for recruitment of wards of employees opting for retirement under this scheme will be assessed through a Committee at the level of Zonal Headquarters instead of RRB.  For this purpose a Committee of three SAG officers may be constituted by the Zonal Railway consisting of one Officer from Personnel, one from mechanical/Electrical Engineering (depending upon the stream in which recruitment is being done) and one SAG officer from Civil Engineering Department.

 

Other terms and conditions of the scheme as stipulated in Board’s above referred letter dated 2.1.2004 remains unchanged.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.60/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/CFP/2 dated 7.4.2005  (RBE No.60/2005)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selection for promotion from Group D to Group C posts.

 

In para 3 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.9.2003 it has been conveyed that for promotion from Group D to Group C posts, the selections will henceforth consist of written test and record of service of 85 and 15 marks respectively.  In the procedure for promotion against 33 1/3% quota it has been provided that assessment under the heading Record of Service will be based on entries in the Service Book/Personal file regarding academic/technical qualifications, awards/punishment, etc.  It is clarified that in the selections for promotion of Group D staff to Group C posts against 16 2/3% quota also the same procedure for assessment under the heading record of service will be followed.

 

 

 

RBE No. 69/2005

Board’s letter No.  PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.2005 ( PC-V/454 RBE No. 69/05).

 

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

Revised rate effective from –1.1.2005.

 

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 04.04.2005 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. 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 42/2/2004-P&PW(G)

dated 24.9.2004.

PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated  01.11.2004 (RBE No.230/2004,S.NO.PC-V/434) (SC No. 204/04)
2. 2 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 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/ON1/9 dt. 18.8.98 (SC No. 234/98)

F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dt. 2.8.2000 RBE No.138/2k (SC No. 176/2k).

4. 4&5 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dt. 16.12.97 (i)                  F(E)III/97/PNI/Ex-gratia/3 dt. 31.12.97 (RBE No. 194/97. S.No.PC-V/28) (SC No. 20/98)

(ii)                F(E)III/97/PNI/Ex-gratia/5 dt. 27.1.98 (RBE No. 19/98, S.No.PC-V./38) (SCNo. 44/98)

5. 7 45/73/97-P&PW(G) dt. 2.7.99 F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dt. 5.8.99 (SC No. 212/99).

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, DOP & PW’s O.M. No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 04-04-2005

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Subject: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners-  Revised rate effective from 01.01.2005.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department‘s OM No.42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.09.2004 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief admissible from 01.07.2004 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 at the rate of 17% w.e.f. 01.01.2005  in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 24.09.2004 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/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of 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 @ 17% w.e.f. 01.1.2005 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 and Dearness pension 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 refers.

 

  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.45/52/97P&PW (E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 17% w.e.f. 01.01.2005.

 

  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 @ 9% w.e.f. 01.01.2005.

 

(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. L528-TA, II/84-8—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 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 issue in consultation with the C&AG.

 

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.No.126/EV/2005 dated 1st April, 2005.

 

 

RBE No.62/2005

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2005/GS 1-1 dated 12.4.05 (RBE No.62/05)

Sub: Conduct of a Railway servant in relation to the proper maintenance of his family.

 

Instances of failure of Railway servant to look after the proper maintenance of their families have come to notice of the Board.  It has been noticed that in most cases, Railway avoid to investigate these instances/complaints and to take suitable action thereon on the ground that these are private/personal affairs of the Railway servant and railway administration cannot interfere as such.

 

2.       In this connection it is clarified that it is the responsibility of the railway employees to look after their families, failing which they can be taken up for violating RS(Conduct) Rules,1966 for such conduct as ‘unbecoming of a railway servant’. Neglect by a railway employee of his wife and family in a manner unbecoming of railway servant should be regarded as a good and sufficient reason to justify action being taken against him under Rule 6 of RS(D&A) Rules,1968.

 

3.       Instances/complaints of the failure of Railway employees to look after their families may, therefore, be investigated invariably and suitable action be taken in all those cases where the complaints are prima facie established during the investigation.

 

 

 

RBE No.63/2005                                                                              

Board’s letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-1/20 dated 12.4.05 (RBE No.63/05)

 

Sub: Issue of Special passes on sports account.

 

In terms of item (2) under Column 2 below Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition,1993), whereas special passes on privilege account are to be issued to the employees or his family members or dependents who are participating in the sports events, the class of pass to be issued to railway servants traveling alone or with a team as an official or a coach has not been specified.  It has also been noticed that no provision exists to grant pass, higher than first class, to those Railway servants who are entitled for the same when participating in sports events.  Board has, therefore, decided that item (i) and (ii) under column 3 below Schedule VII (Special Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition,1993) may be replaced as under:-

 

(i)                Special pass will be issued to the Railway employee himself or his family members/dependents who are actually participating in the sports events for the class of entitlement of the Railway servant on privilege account.  A higher class pass not higher than first class may be issued to a team when they travel together and at least one member of the team is ordinarily entitled to travel by the higher class.  However, pass higher than first class may be issued to those railway employees whose entitlement under privilege pass account is higher than first class.  A pass for a bicycle may also be issued for participating in cycling events.

 

(ii)              Railway servants, when detailed on duty, and traveling either alone or with a team as official or a coach may be issued a duty pass of their entitlement while on duty.

 

2.       In view of above decision, Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second Edition,1993) may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip no.48 (copy enclosed).

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No.48   to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second Edition,1993)

 

Replace item (i) & (ii) under column 3 against item (2) ‘on sports account’ below schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules 1986 (Second Edition,1993) as under:

 

(i)                Special pass will be issued to the Railway employee himself or his family members/dependents who are actually participating in the sports events for the class of entitlement of the Railway servant on privilege account.  A higher class pass not higher than first class may be issued to a team when they travel together and at least one member of the team is ordinarily entitled to travel by the higher class.  However, pass higher than first class may be issued to those railway employees whose entitlement under privilege pass account is higher than first class.  A pass for a bicycle may also be issued for participating in cycling events.

(ii)              Railway servants, when detailed on duty, and travelling either alone or with a team as official or a coach may be issued a duty pass of their entitlement while on duty.

 

[Authority:  Board’s letter No. E(W)2003 PS 5-1/20 dated 12.4.05]

 

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM1/16 dated 20.4.05  .

 

Sub: Guidelines for Personnel Officers and Members of Selection Boards constituted for conducting selections for promotion to posts classified as “selection”.

 

Reference Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-98/PM1/17 dt.20.10.1999 forwarding therewith guidelines for Personnel Officers and Members of Selection Boards constituted for conducting selections for promotion to posts classified as “selection”.

 

2.       The existing note (5) below para 9.1 of the aforesaid guidelines should be substituted with the following:-

 

Note 5: “There should be absolutely no cutting, erasing, overwriting etc. of the marks once awarded to answers to multiple-choice objective type of questions.  In case of questions requiring narrative type of answers also while there should not be any over-writing, erasing, corrections of marks, if genuinely warranted, may be made by striking the marks originally given and entering the fresh marks duly attesting the correction”.

 

 

RBE No.65/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A/I-2001/JCM/DC-2 dated 19.4.05 (RBE No.65/05)

 

Sub: Special Pay (Special Allowance) to the Train Superintendents/

Deputy Train Superintendents of Rajdhani Trains.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-98/SP-1/Genl.-1 dated 09.10.1998.

 

The Staff Side in the Forum of DC/JCM, had raised a demand for grant of Special Allowance to the Train Superintendents/Deputy Train Superintendents of Rajdhani Trains, working in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000/6500-10500.  After careful consideration, the Board have decided to grant Special Allowance @ Rs.300/- p.m. to the staff drawn for manning Rajdhani Express Trains from the scale of Rs.5500-9000 also in addition to the scale of Rs.5000-8000 specified in the letter dated 09.10.1998.

 

2.       These orders would be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.66/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)1-2003/FE-2/1 dated 15.4.05 (RBE No.66/05)

 

Sub: Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Decision relating to grant of PCO Allowance (known as  Special Pay prior to IV CPC recommendation) to staff of Production  Control Organisation.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-99/SP-1/WS-1 dated 10.08.1999.

 

AIRF had raised a demand in the PNM to review the stipulation of the words “On tenure basis” appearing in 2nd line of para 3 of the Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-99/SP-1/WS-1 dated 10.08.99.  The issue has been examined by Board and it has been decided that tenure for SE/SSEs posted to PCOs, will henceforth be decided by the concerned Railway/Production Units with the personal approval of the General Manager depending upon their local conditions.

 

 

RBE No.67/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/CPC/LE-1 dated 15.4.05  (RBE No.67/05)

 

Sub: Requirement of taking permission by Government servants for leaving    Station/headquarters.

 

A copy of O.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5.10.2004 received from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) on the above subject is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)’sO.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5.10.2004

 

Sub: Requirement of taking prior permission by Government servants for leaving    Station/headquarters.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.11013/7/94-Estt.(A) dated the 18th May,1994 in which it has, inter alia, been clarified that the Government servant should take permission for leaving station/headquarters specially for private visits abroad.  It has also been clarified in O.M.No.11013/8/2000-Estt(A) dated the 7th November,2000 that the leave sanctioning authority while granting leave shall take prior approval, if required, for permitting the officer to go abroad as per the existing instructions.  Despite these instructions, instances have come to the notice of the Government where Government servants have left their headquarters without taking prior permission and proceeded abroad.

 

2.       The High Court of Delhi, in its judgment dated the 28th May 2004 in the Criminal Writ Petition No.1004/03 (Chandra Kumar Jain Vs.Union of India) has observed that a Government servant who had visited some foreign countries 161 times on private visits without permission was never questioned and no one in the customs and the other departments suspected why a Government servant was so frequently (161 times) making private visits without permission.  The High Court has, therefore, directed the Central Government to frame guidelines on foreign private visits of the Government servants.

 

3.       Keeping in view the observation of the High Court the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the existing instructions on the subject matter to the notice of all concerned and ensure that Government servants take prior permission before leaving for visits abroad as required under these instructions.  When such permission to visit abroad is sought the Government servant is required to furnish information relating to the proposed and previous private visits as per the proforma (enclosed).

 

PROFORMA

(See O.M.No.11013/7/2004-Estt.(A) dated 5th October,2004)

  1. Name
  2. Designation
  3. Pay
  4. Ministry/Department (Specify Centre/State/PSU)
  5. Passport No.
  6. Details of Private foreign travel to be undertaken.
Period of abroad Names of Foreign Countries to be visited Purpose Estimated Expenditure (Travel; board/

lodging, visa, misc.etc.)

Source of funds Remarks.
From To

 

  1. Details of previous private foreign travel, if any undertaken during the last four years (as under item No.6).

 

                        Name

                                       Designation:

                            Date

 

 

 

                                                                                     

Board’s letter No.  E(W)2005 ED2/1 dated 5.5.2005.

 

Sub: Clarification regarding para 8.2 of Master Circular No.l7

i.e. school uniform.

….

With reference to Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1  dated 11.3.2004 in which instructions regarding merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance /Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension w.e.f. 1.4.2004 have been  conveyed, a clarification has been sought as to whether pay limit  regarding eligibility for supply of free uniform as mentioned in para 8.2 of the Master Circular would be revised or not.

 

In above  context  it is clarified that  the eligibility   condition   of   basic   pay  of Rs. 5,000/- P.M. for supply of free  uniforms to wards of Railway employees would also be enhanced on effecting such merger to Rs.7,500/-(i.e. Rs. 5,000/- basic pay + 50% D.P.).

 

This issues in consultation with Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

 

(This disposes RDSO’s letter No.WS/School Uniform dated 21.12.04.).

 

 

 

RBE No  71/2005                                                                             

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-2/3 dated 3.5.2005 (RBE No  71/05)

 

Sub: Recruitment against Cultural/Scouts & Guides Quota.

….

          Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters No.E(NG)II/99/RR-2/3 dated 4.5.2000, E(NG)II/90/RR-2/1 dated 19.6.2000 and E(NG)II/2003/RR-2/3 dated 19.11.2003, inter alia laying down the detailed guidelines for recruitment against Cultural and Scouts & Guides Quota.

 

It has  recently come to the notice of this office that a number of Zonal Railways/PUs are either not resorting to recruitment  authorised against aforesaid quota and even if they are resorting  the same  is not being finalized within the stipulated period.

 

In view of the above, Board desires that all Zonal Railways/PUs should fill up  the Cultural and Scouts & Guides quota during  respective year as per  circulated guidelines.

 

 

RBE No.72/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 04-05-05 (RBE No.72/05)

 

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2005.

 

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 08-04-05, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexure A and B of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2004/HW-1 dated 10.11.2004 stand revised with effect from 1.1.2005 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.

 

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

 

ANNEXURE ‘A’

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2005 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

S.No. Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales A-1 A B-1 B-2 Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities
1 2550-2605 21.60 21.50 21.35 21.20 21.05
2 2606-2790 22.60 22.45 22.35 22.20 22.00
3 2791-3230 25.50 25.30 25.05 24.90 24.60
4 3231-3440 28.15 27.95 27.70 27.55 27.25
5 3441-4125 31.80 31.60 31.35 31.20 30.90
6 4126-4270 35.65 35.40 35.10 34.80 34.25
7 4271-4480 37.10 36.85 36.55 36.30 35.70
8 4481-4630 38.60 38.30 38.05 37.75 37.20
9 4631-4870 40.20 39.90 39.60 39.35 38.80
10 4871-5165 42.35 42.10 41.80 41.50 40.95
11 5166-5465 44.80 44.50 44.25 43.95 43.40
12 5466-6210 49.05 48.75 48.50 48.20 47.65
13 6211-6655 53.90 53.65 53.35 53.05 52.50
14 6656-6955 56.95 56.65 56.40 56.10 55.55
15 6956-7850

& above

61.85 61.55 61.25 61.00 60.45

 

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rate of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2005 for Essentially Intermittent categories  at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘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
1 2550-2605 14.40 14.35 14.25 14.15 14.05
2 2606-2790 15.05. 14.95 14.90 14.80 14.65
3 2791-3230 17.00 16.85 16.70 16.60 16.40
4 3231-3440 18.75 18.65 18.45 18.35 18.15
5 3441-4125 21.20 21.05 20.90 20.80 20.60
6 4126-4270 23.75 23.60 23.40 23.20 22.85
7 4271-4480 24.75 24.55 24.35 24.20. 23.80
8 4481-4630 25.75 25.55 25.35 25.15 24.80
9 4631-4870 26.80 26.60 26.40 26.25 25.85
10 4871-5165 28.25 28.05 27.85 27.65 27.30
11 5166-5465 29.85 29.65 29.50 29.30 28.95
12 5466-6210 32.70 32.50 32.35 32.15 31.75
13 6211-6655 35.95 35.75 35.55 35.35 35.00
14 6656-6955 37.95 37.75 37.60 37.40 37.05
15 6956-7850

& above

41.25 41.05 40.85 40.65 40.30

 

 

 

RBE No. 73/05                                                                                 

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2003/UPG/2 dated 3.5.2005 (RBE No. 73/05).

 

Sub: Filling up the post of Gateman (Engg.) in scale Rs .2750-4400.

            In para 12 of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 it was stipulated that the post of Gateman (Engg.) should be operated in grade Rs.2750-4400 and the  Trackmen etc. at the time of their promotion to this grade should be posted as Gatemen (Engg.) subject to their fulfilling  the requirement of prescribed medical  standard and literacy level  etc.  Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 13.07.2004 which was kept in abeyance by this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 02.08.2004.

 

  1. The matter has been reviewed by the Board.  It has been decided that the instructions regarding operation of the post of Gateman (Engg.) in grade Rs.2750-4400 as per para 12 of this Ministry’s letter dated 09.10.2003 should stand.  However, the stipulation therein regarding Trackmen, etc. at the time of their promotion to this grade being posted as Gatemen (Engg),should be deleted.  Accordingly, para 12 of this  Ministry’s letter dated 09.10.2003 should be modified to read as under:-

 

“ As a result of implementation of this restructuring, more number of additional posts will be available in the highest grade of this category.   Henceforth, therefore, the posts of Gatemen (Engg.) should be operated in grade Rs. 2750-4400.”

 

  1. It is also reiterated that the Gatekeepers posted on difficult gates; the number of such gates not exceeding 50% of  all the manned engineering gates, will continue to get special allowance of Rs. l50/- per month as per instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)I-97/SP-1/CE-1 dated 27.1.2003.

 

4.       This issues in consultation with Civil Engineering & Establishment Directorates & with concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.74/2005                                       

  Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2002/3/31  dated 06-05-05 (RBE No.74/05)

 

Sub:- Jurisdiction of Electrical Training  Centres.

 

In order to provide training for the staff on the newly created zones or zones from which training centres would be transferred to the newly created zones, it has been decided  to assign specific Divisions to each ETC, inter-alia indicating the administrative control of  the zones .  The distribution of the divisions is as under :-

 

Name of ETC

Railway/Division

Zones having  Admn/ Budgetary Control.
ETC/Thakurli Mumbai(CST),Bhusawal, Nagpur,Pune & Solapur  Divisions of CR Jabalpur, Kota & Bhopal Divisions of  WCR Agra & Jhansi of NCR Central Railway
ETC/Asansol Howrah,Malda, Sealdah & Asansol Divisions of  ER

Dhanbad, Danapur & Mughalasarai Divisions of  ECR

Eastern Railway
ETC/Ghaziabad Delhi, Firozpur,Lucknow,Ambala & Moradabad Divisions NR Northern Railway
ETC/Gorakpur Lucknow, Varanasi & Izzatnagar Divisions of  NER

Sonepur & Samastipur Divisions of  ECR

N.E. Railway

 

`ETC/Avadi Chennai, Madurai, Palghat, Trichy & Trivandrum Divisions of  SR Bangalore, Mysore & Hubli Divisions of  SWR Southern Railway
ETC/

Vijayawada ETC/

Lallaguda

Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Guntkal, Guntur, Nanded & Vijayawada Divisions S.C.Railway
ETC/Tata Nagar Kharagpur,Chakradharpur, Adra & Ranchi Divisions of  SER

Khurda Road, Waltair & Sambalpur Divisions of ECOR

Raipur, Nagpur & Bilaspur Divisions of  SER

S.E.Railway
ETC/Vadodara

ETC/Mahalaxmi

Mumbai(Central), Baroda, Ratlam,Amedabad, Rajkot, Bhavanagar Diisions of  WR

Jaipur, Ajmer, Jodhpur & Bikaner Divisions of  NWR

Western Railway
ETC/Kanpur Allahabad Division of NCR

Delhi, Firozpur, Lucknow, Ambala & Moradabad Divisions of  NR ( for drivers)

North Central  Railway

 

2                    The budgetary allocation and necessary funding to the  ETCs will be provided by the controlling zone despite the fact that the training center will be catering to the training needs of the staff of other zones.

3                    The jurisdiction and administrative control of  ETCs as shown in para-1 above

4                    CEE of the zone as highlighted in para-1 above be the controlling Officer of ETCs respectively

5                    Posting of the principals and instructors will be from any of the divisions assigned to the ETC in consultation with the concerned CEE.

6                    The posting of  administrative staff  will  be from the zone controlling the ETC in consultation with the concerned CEE.

 

 

 

RBE No. 76/2005

Board’s letter No.  E(NG) I-2005/PM 2/1 dated 6.5.2005(RBE No. 76/05).

 

Sub:- General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)for

filling  up of 25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in

Gr ‘C’ categories- extension of currency of scheme.

 

Reference this Ministry’s  letter  of even number dt: 30.03.2005 extending the scheme of  General  Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for a period of one year upto 31-03-2006, as an interim measure.  It has now been decided to extend the currency of  this scheme up to 31-03-2008 on the existing terms and conditions.

 

 

RBE No.77/2005             

Board’s letter No. .99-E[SCT]1/25/13 dated 6-5-05 (RBE No.77/05)

Sub: Reservation in promotion – Treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit

Ref: Board’s letter No. 99-E[SCT]1/25/13 dated  07-08-02 & 20-06-03

***

            Please refer to Board’s letters quoted above wherein  it has been clarified that SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit will be adjusted against unreserved points.  In this connection it is further clarified that instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 07-08-02 and 20-06-03 shall take effect from 07-08-02.  However, the cases where SC/ST candidates promoted on their merit before 07-08-02 have been adjusted against unreserved points need not be reopened.

 

2.       It is also clarified that since in the case of promotions by Non-Selection, promotions are made on the basis of seniority-cum-fitness and the concept of merit is not involved in such promotions,  instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 07-08-02 and 20-06-03 referred to above do not apply to the promotions made by Non-Selection method.

 

RBE No. 67/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2005/RR-1/6 dated 26.4.2005 (RBE No. 67/05)

 

Sub:  Recognition of qualification of Prathama Examination conducted by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad.

….

Kindly refer  to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)-II/2002/RR-1/7 dated 25.1.2002 forwarding therewith a copy of the Notification No. F.24-4/2001-TS-III dated 27.7.2001 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher Education on the subject quoted above.

 

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Secondary & Higher Education have issued a further notification of same number dated 14.5.2004 extending the provisional recognition granted to the Prathama Examination conducted by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad for the purpose of employment under the Central Government for the post for which the desired qualification is a pass in matriculation for a further period of 03 (three) years from 27.7.2004 to 27.7.2007. A copy of the same is enclosed for guidance and compliance.

 

Copy of Notification No.F 24-4/2001-TS-III dated14th May, 2004 of Ministry Of Human Resource Development,   Department Of Secondary & Higher Education.

[To be published in Gazette of India Part I, Section I]

NOTIFICATION.

F 24-4/2001-TS-III. In continuation of this Department’s Notification of even number dated 27.07.2001, the Government of India has decided to extend the provisional recognition granted to the Prathama Examination being  conducted by Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad for the purpose of employment under the Central Govt. for the post for which the desired qualification is a pass in matriculation for a further period of 3 years from 27.07.2004 to 27.07.2007, after which the Committee  will review the recognition granted.  This has the approval of the Competent authority.

 

 

RBE No.70/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2           Dated : 29-04-05    (RBE No.70/05)

 

Sub:- Promotion of Group ‘D’ staff in the S&T Department as  ESM Gr.III,  MSM Gr.III. TCM Gr.III and WTM Gr.III in scale Rs.3050-4590 – Educational qualification for.

 

In terms of the provisions contained in paras 149, 150 and 151 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I (1989 Edition), the vacancies in the categories of ESM grade III, MSM grade III, TCM grade III and WTM grade III all in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 are filled as under :-

 

i)                   50% by direct recruitment ; and

ii)                 50% by promotion of departmental staff.

 

2                    As the Railways are aware vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22-05-2002 pursuant to acceptance of recommendation of Railway Safety Review Committee qualification of Class X Board Examination  was prescribed for promotion of  group ‘D’ staff in the S&T Department to the posts of ESM Grade III, MSM Grade III, TCM Grade III and WTM Grade III all in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 with the stipulation that the existing Group ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not possessing  the qualification of Class X Board Examination may be allowed two chances to appear in the two consecutive trade  tests conducted after the issue of the letter ibid.

 

3                    The Federation in the PNM-AIRF have represented that the existing Group ‘D’ staff should be allowed promotion without insisting on enhanced qualification of Class X Board Examination. The matter has been discussed in successive PNM-AIRF Meetings in which  the Federation have been insisting on their demand that the condition of qualification should not be applicable to existing staff.  Pursuant to these discussions the Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and have decided that the condition of qualification of Matriculation having been accepted pursuant to RSRC’s recommendations and sophistication in S&T equipment/technology, the qualification cannot be done away with altogether.  However, keeping in view the aspirations of existing Group ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Matriculation, it has been decided that 50% of the quota earmarked for promotion of Group ‘D’ staff in the categories mentioned above may be filled from amongst existing Group ‘D’ staff in   service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination. The  balance of 50% of quota earmarked for promotion should continue to be filled from amongst Group ‘D’ staff in S&T Deptt. possessing the qualification of Class X Board Examination.  Accordingly the posts of ESM/ MSM Gr.III  TCM Gr.III and WTM Gr.III all in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 will henceforth be filled as under:

 

i)        50% by direct recruitment; and

ii)     50% by promotion of S&T Group ‘D’ staff  as under :-

(a)                 50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff  having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

(b)                  50% by promotion from amongst existing Gr.’D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

 

4        The   Indian   Railway   Establishment  Manual Vol.I 1989 Edition is accordingly amended as in the ACS  Nos.172 enclosed.

 

 

INDIAN   RAILWAY   ESTABLISHMENT  MANUAL VOL.I 1989 EDITION

ACS  NOS.172
Chapter I Section ‘B’ Sub-section III containing rules regarding Recruitment Training etc.

Para 149[1][ii]

1.                Substitute the following or the existing para 149[1][ii] :-

50% by promotion of Department staff as  under:

[a]           50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff  having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

 

[b]    50%  by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

  1. Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.

Para 150[1][ii]

1.        Substitute the following or the existing para 150[1][ii] :-

50% by promotion of Department staff as  under:

[a]   50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff  having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

[b]   50%  by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

2.         Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.

Para 151[1][ii]

1.      Substitute the following or the existing para 151[1][ii] :-

50% by promotion of Department staff as  under:

[a]   50% plus shortfall against (b) below by promotion from amongst staff  having the qualification of Class X Board Examination; and

[b]   50%  by promotion from amongst existing Gr. ‘D’ staff in service as on 22-05-2002 not having the qualification of Class X Board Examination.

  1. Note below para 149[1][ii] should be deleted.

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No E(NG)I-99/PM 8/2  Dated : 29-04-05]

 

RBE No. 80/2005                                                                   

Board’s letter No.  E(NG)I-2005/TR/7 dated 10.5.2005(RBE No. 80/05)

 

Sub: Posting of husband and  wife at the same station -

instruction in respect of Group-C & D Railway employees.

 

The extant instructions regarding posting of husband and wife at the same station are contained in the Ministry of Railways’ letter No. E(NG)II/71/TR/14 dated 1.10.71 as reiterated in their letters No .E(NG)I-86/TR/14 dated 6.1.88 and as part of the consolidated instructions vide  letter No.E(NG)I-96/TR/28 dated 6.12.96.  Further  detailed instructions on the subject have been issued pursuant to recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission under this  Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)I-97/TR/28 dated 5.11.97.  One of the guidelines incorporated in the last  letter viz. 5.11.97 is to the effect that posting  of husband and wife may be ensured at one place  even by considering sympathetically the request  for  change of category.

 

2.       All India Railwaymen’s Federation have brought it to the notice of this Ministry that Government’s above directives to keep husband and wife at the same station are not being followed in the Railways. Ministry of Railways desire that extant instructions on the subject as referred to in the preceding para may be followed scrupulously  and a suitable mechanism to ensure the same put in place.

 

 

RBE No. 79/2005

Board’s letter No.  F(E)III/2003/PN1/5 dated 9.5.2005(RBE No. 79/2005).

 

Sub: Grant of compassionate allowance.

….

          Reference s are being received from Zonal Railways, etc., seeking clarification as to whether, compassionate allowance can be sanctioned to the removed/dismissed Railway servants and family pension to  the eligible members of the family on the basis of representations received from them and the family after a lapse of many years from the date of removal/dismissal and death, respectively of such removed/dismissed Railway servants.  In this respect, attention is invited to Rule 65 of Railway Services (pension) Rules, 1993. In terms of this rule, if the case of a removed/dismissed Railway servant is deserving of special consideration, the authority competent to dismiss or remove the Railway servant from service may sanction a compassionate allowance not exceeding two-thirds of pension or gratuity or both, which would have been admissible to him if he had retired on compensation pension. The power to sanction or otherwise compassionate allowance is a discretionary power vested in the authority competent to remove/dismiss the Railway servant, to be exercised by that authority suo-motu, at the time of passing orders of dismissal or removal from service or immediately thereafter.  Hence past cases where the competent authority, in exercise of its discretionary powers, had not sanctioned compassionate allowance at the time of  passing orders of removal/dismissal or immediately thereafter, cannot be reopened  for review on the basis of representations received from the removed/dismissed employees and members of their family at a later date.

 

  1. The existing guiding principles and procedures for grant of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both are reiterated hereunder or compliance by the concerned authorities.

 

 

i)                               The decision for grant of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both, or otherwise, shall be taken at the time of passing orders of removal/dismissal keeping in view the guidelines given in para 310 of the Manual of Railway Pension Rules, 1950.

 

[ii]   If no mention about the compassionate allowance, etc. is made by the Competent authority while passing orders of removal/dismissal, the Concerned Head of Office shall resubmit the case file along with relevant information/guidelines to the concerned competent authority and obtains decision for or against sanction of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both.

 

[iii]  If the decision is for grant of compassionate allowance, etc., necessary action to implement the same shall be taken by the Head of Office based on the decision of the appellate authority on the penalty orders passed by the disciplinary authority.

 

[iv]       If no appeal is preferred within the target date, sanction order shall be issued immediately thereafter.

 

[v] If the appeal is preferred within the target date and a decision has already been taken for or against sanction of compassionate allowance, etc., and the same is not turned down by the appellate authority, such a decision shall be treated as final and no representation in this respect shall be entertained at a later date.

 

[vi]          The decision to grant compassionate allowance, etc., shall be communicated through a separate order. This decision shall not form part of the order under which the penalty of removal or dismissal is imposed.

 

  1. Recently, a case has come to the notice of the Board, wherein the competent authority, while imposing the penalty of removal from service on a Railway servant, sanctioned compassionate allowance without verifying the qualifying service rendered by the latter.  Compassionate allowance being one of the classes of pensions and a minimum qualifying service of ten years is a prerequisite for sanction of any class of pension, before sanctioning compassionate allowance, it is absolutely necessary for the competent authority intending to sanction compassionate allowance to a person on whom the punishment of removal/dismissal is imposed, to satisfy itself that such a person had rendered not less than 10 years of qualifying service.  Board, therefore, desire that the Head of Office should place before the competent authority the information about the qualifying service and other relevant facts concerning the Railway servant either at the time of imposing the penalty of removal/dismissal or immediately thereafter to facilitate that authority to take a decision as regards sanction of compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,. 1993 and guidelines given in para 310 of Manual of Railway Pension Rules, 1950.

 

4.       Zonal Railway administration are requested to take note of the position for guidance and compliance.

 

 

RBE No. 82/2005                                                          

Board’s letter No.  F(E)Spl.2005/ADV. 4/1 dated 11.5.2005(RBE No. 82/05.)

 

Sub: Grant of advance for purchase of Personal Computer.

Ref: Board’s letters No.F(E)Spl.97/ADV.2/2 dated 26.12.1997 and

F(E)Spl.2000/ADV/4/1 dated 26.3.2001.

Under the extant  rules, as modified from time to time, the maximum limit that had been prescribed for grant of Computer Advance was Rs. 80,000/- on the 1st occasion and Rs. 75,000/- on the second and subsequent occasions in terms of Board’s letter dated 26.12.1997.

 

In view of the prevailing funds crunch and the fact that computers were available in the market at much lower rates, the maximum limit of PC advance for Railway employees was reduced to Rs. 60,000/- on the first occasion and Rs. 55,000/- on the second and subsequent occasions vide Board’s letter dated  26.3.2001.

 

Since cost of PCs in the market has scaled down considerably, Ministry of Railways have decided to reduce the maximum limit of PC advance for Railway employees further to Rs.50,000/- on the first occasion  & Rs. 40,000/- on the second and subsequent occasions or the anticipated/actual price of the personal computer, which ever is less, till further orders.

 

All other terms and conditions governing the grant of  Personal Computer advance shall remain unaltered.

 

The above mentioned modification takes effect from the date of issue of the letter.

 

 

RBE No 78/2005

Board’s letter No.  PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 9.5.2005 PC-V/455 RBE No 78/2005.

 

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 of reckoning the past service and promotions before/after medical decategorization for the purpose of grant of financial upgradation under the ACPS has been raised by some of the Zonal Railways

 

3.       The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training and it has been decided that cases where the persons are medically de-categorized and were appointed to some other posts for which they are suitable in terms of medical conditions could be decided on the basis as that of the persons declared surplus and re-deployed viz. by counting the past service.  However, while in the case of surplus employees, if the re-deployment is to a lower post, the last pay scale is protected as personal to the employee and, therefore, in terms of clarification no. 36 of Board’s letter No.PC-V/99/I/1/1 dated 19.2.2002, the two financial upgradations are allowed in the hierarchy of a new organization with reference to the protected pay scale to the fulfillment of the promotional norms, in the case of de-categorized employees, there appears to be no provision for protection of pay scale in the event of transfer to a lower post.  If so, in such cases, past service may also be counted towards ACP Scheme and the benefit of financial upgradation allowed as per the hierarchy of the re-deployed posts.  Even where a person had earned one financial upgradation prior to medical decategorization and appointment to a lower post, since the transfer is not on own volition, there is no objection to counting of the past service including for the period he held a higher service on promotion, for deciding the two financial upgradations as per the hierarchy of the new post.

 

 

 

RBE No. 81/2005

 

Board’s letter No . PC-V/2003/1/11/2 dated 11.5.2005 PC-V/456. (RBE No. 81/05).

 

Sub :  Pay fixation of staff of Accounts deptt. posted against the ex-cadre post in EDP Centre, Vigilance Branch and Zonal Training School.

Consequent upon upgradation of pay scales of Accounts staff, SO(A)s/TIAs/ISAs working against the ex-cadre post of Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors  in Traffic Costing Cell have been allowed to draw pay in the pay scale  of Rs. 7450-11500 vide Ministry of Railways’ letter of even number dated 11.3.2005 (S.No.PC-V/448, RBE No. 42/2005), if they have already been promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent cadres.  On the same analogy, it has been decided that SO(A)s/TIAs/ISAs working against the ex-cadre posts of Input Output Supdt. in EDP Centre, Vigilance Inspectors and Instructors in Zonal Training School, should be allowed to draw pay in the pay scale of Rs. 7450-11500, if they have already been promoted to this pay scale in their respective parent cadres.

 

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

 

 

 

Board’s letter No.  E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 18.5.2005

 

Sub: Recruitment of Sportspersons in Skilled Cadre in the Production

Units.

Ref:  Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

As per Para 3.2.1 of Board’s policy letter No. E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.06.2000, Production Units/Workshops can recruit sportspersons, as per the quota allotted to them, in the category of Skilled Artisans (in the initial recruitment grade), waiving the prescribed training period.

 

The matter of waiving the prescribed training period in case of sportspersons, for recruitment in the category of Skilled Artisans has been reviewed in Board’s office and it has been decided that henceforth, the sportspersons recruited against sports quota in the category of Skilled Artisans should undergo through the prescribed training. The stipend admissible during the training period and confirmation of service after training period will be the same as in the case of normal recruitment.

 

 

RBE No. 84/2005

Board’s letter No.  E(P&A)II-2004/HRA-16 dated 17.5.2005(RBE No. 84/05)

 

Sub: Re-classification of  cities/ towns on the basis of 2001

Census  – grant   of  House  Rent   Allowance   and

Compensatory (City) Allowance to Railway employees.

                    

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 28.1.2005 on the above subject.  The cities/towns which have been placed in a lower classification in the lists enclosed as Annexure-I & II to the said letter, as compared to their existing classification, shall continue to retain the existing classification until further orders and the Railway employees working therein will be entitled to draw the rates of House Rent Allowance and Compensatory (City) Allowance accordingly.

 

2.       These orders shall be effective from 1.4.2004.  All other conditions governing grant of House Rent Allowance/Compensatory (City) Allowance under existing rules/orders shall  continue to apply.

 

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

 

RBE No. 83/2005  

Board’s letter No.  E(MPP)2003/3/35  dated 12.5.2005(RBE No. 83/05)

 

Sub: Refresher courses for safety categories.

 

In partial modification of Board’s letter of even number dated 31.1.05 (RBE No.20/2005) the medical classification in column  5 of item No.3 Track Machine Maintainers/Technicians may be corrected as B-1.  Other things remain  unchanged.

 

MANUAL ON  MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING   (JUNE 1998)

Advance Correction Slip No.3/2005.

Para I of the Appendix-III of the Manual on Management of Training

(Edition-1998) may be replaced as under.

Sl.

No.

Category Duration of the Course Periodicity Medical

Classification

1. JE/SE/SSE

Bridges

18 working days

(3 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
2. JE/SE/SSE

P.Way

12 working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
3. Track Machine

Maintainers/Technicians

12 working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years B-1.
4. Gate Keeper

Trolleymen

12 working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years A-3
5. PWMs,Mate

Keyman, Gangman

12working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 5 years B-1
6. JE/SE/SSE

Track Machines

12 working days

(2 weeks)

Once in 3 years A-3.

[Authority : E(MPP)2003/3/35  dated 12.5.2005]

 

 

 

RBE No.93/2005

Board’s letter No.  E(NG)I/2004/RE-3/9 dt. 31-5-2005 ( RBE No.93/2005)

 

Sub: The Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities,

Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995-

Absorption of disabled/medically decategorised Staff in

alternative employment –Date of effect of the revised

scheme – Question regarding.

          Chapter XII of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I, 1989 incorporating the scheme for absorption in alternative employment of medically de-categorised staff has been amended pursuant to Section 47(1) of the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995, vide ACS No.77 issued under this Ministry’s letter number E(NG)I/96/RE3/9 (2) dt. 29-4-99 read with ACS Nos.122 and 148 issued under their letters No.E(NG)I/2000/RE3/5 dt. 31.7.2001 and E(NG)I/2001/RE-3/8 dt. 1.7.2003, respectively.

 

2.       The scheme so revised is being implemented in the Railways from the date of issue of the relevant instructions viz 29.4.99. Representations have been received to the effect that since the Act came into force with effect from the date on which it was notified in the Govt. of India Gazette viz 7.2.96, the benefit of revised scheme should be made available from 7-2-96. The matter has been considered carefully by this Ministry.  It has now been decided that the scheme contained in this Ministry’s letter of 29-4-99 as modified may be made effective from 7-2-96.  Accordingly in respect of   cases   in   which   the   disabled  /  medically   de – categorised

employees on or after 7-2-96 and upto 28-4-99 were absorbed in alternative employment in accordance with the earlier scheme in grade[s] lower than the grade[s] held by them on regular basis at the time of disablement / medical decategorisation may be reviewed on representations received in this regard and decided at the level of the General Manager as per the revised scheme.  In other type of cases wherein disabled/ medically de-categorised employees had opted to retire asking for appointment of eligible ward on compassionate ground, the question of review does not arise.

 

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

 

RBE No.85/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71 dated 20.5.05 (RBE No.85/05)

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives – Raising the income ceiling.

 

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 9.12.2004 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.07.2004 as Rs.2565/- p.m. i.e.Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus + Rs.750 (DP) + 14% of Rs.2250/- (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f. 01.01.2005 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 26.4.05 a dependent relative in relation to a Railway servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986, shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the Railway servant only if his/her income w.e.f. 01.01.2005 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 26.4.2005 does not exceed Rs.2633/- i.e. Rs.1500/-(Pension/family pension) + Rs.750 (DP) +17% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

 

RBE No.65/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.05 (RBE No.65/05, PC V/ 453)

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding conversion of  50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension – Clarification regarding.

Ref: Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 22.2.2005 (R.B.E.No.33/2005).

 

A copy of Corrigendum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.02.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

 

A copy of Corrigendum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.02.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC regarding conversion of    50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension – Clarification regarding.

 

In this Department’s OM No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27th January,2005, on the subject mentioned above, the date mentioned in line 4  of clarification No.1, as 1.1.2004 may be substituted as 1.4.2004.

 

In point 2, the words ‘if not entitled for Dearness Relief on their pension’ may be added after ‘whether re-employed / absorbees are eligible for Dearness Pension?’.

 

 

RBE No.88/2005                                                                                                      

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)/2003/RG 6-8 Dated 27.5.05  (RBE No.88/05)

 

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) (Amendment) Rules,2005.

 

(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, in rule 9, in sub-rule (13), in clause (b), for  Note 2, the following shall be substituted, namely:-

 

“Note 2: (i)   Nomination of an assisting railway servant or an official of a recognised Railway Trade Union, who is a full time union worker, shall be made within twenty days from the date of appointment of the inquiring authority.

 

(ii)           The nomination shall not be accepted if the person assisting has three pending disciplinary cases on hand in which he has to assist:

 

Provided that an official of a recognised Railway Trade Union may assist in more than three pending disciplinary cases”.

Foot Note: Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section [ii], vide number S.O. No. 3181 dated the 14th September, 1968 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. 2. 3.

4.

5.

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

0364

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

02-12-1989

33 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 22.11.90

GSR 734

08-12-1990

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

GSR 504

14-11-1992

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

16-07-94

42 E(D&A)95 RG 6-68 13.8.97

GSR/422

27-12-97

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

GSR/342

24-8-2002

48 E(D&A)98 RG 6-52 16-01-2003

GSR/50

1-2-2003

49 E(D&A)2002/RG6-1 10-03-2003

GSE/134

29-3-2003

50 E[D&A)2004/RG6-30 13-10-2004

GSR  376

30-10-2004

51 E[D&A]2003/RG 6-33 10-12-2004

GSR 62

19-02-2005

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2004/H/PNM/NFIR  dated 03-06-2005  .

Sub: Counting of temporary service rendered as Casual

Labour for joining RELHS – 97.

***

Arising out of demands made by AIRF and NFIR the subject of reckoning of 50% of service rendered as Temporary  Casual Labour  for computing the qualifying period of service for eligibility under RELHS has been under the consideration of Board for some time.

 

After careful examination of the matter it has been decided to reckon 50% of the period from the date of ‘Temporary Status’ to the date of  ‘regularisation’ in respect of Ex-casual labours for the purpose of 20 years qualifying service for joining RELHS – 97.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 96/2005

Board’s letter No.  E(W)95  PS 5-1/17 dated 7.6.2005(RBE No. 96/05)

 

Sub: Delegation of powers to Senior Subordinates in Grade Rs.5000-8000 and  above to issue/sign Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.

Instructions were issue vide Board’s letter of even number dated 31.1.2003 delegating powers to Sr. Subordinates in grade Rs. 5000-8000 and above and who are also in direct and independent charge of the establishment to issue/sign First Class Post Retirement Complimentary passes to retired Railway Officers instead of First ‘A’ passes, if the retired officers opt for the same in writing.  The scheme introduced purely on an experimental basis was subsequently made on a permanent basis beyond 30.9.2004 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 9.12.2004.

 

  1. The extant instructions have put retired railway employees in great inconvenience because instead of first ‘A’ passes they are now getting only first class passes which are lower in status and facility.  Board have, therefore, decided that Sr. Subordinates, who are in  Gr. Rs. 5000-8000 and above and holding direct and independent charge of the establishment, may be delegated the power to issue/sign 1st ‘A’ passes to retired railway officers, instead of 1st class pass as hitherto  before.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 95/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2004 HO1/15 dated 3.6.2005(RBE No. 95/05)

 

Sub: Enhancement in the rates of honorarium payable to

various functionaries engaged by the RRBs for

conducting  examinations.

….

Ministry of Railways have reviewed the existing rates of honorarium payable to various functionaries engaged by RRBs in connection with holding of examinations.  The rates of honorarium payable to various functionaries have been revised as detailed hereunder:-

 

Functionary                                                   Rates in (Rupees)
    One session Two sessions Three sessions

Norms for payment

Town-in-Charge 450(850) 600(1000) 600(1000) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day payment of Rs. 400/- for making arrangements etc.
Coordinating Supervisor 300(700) 400(800) 450(850) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day payment of Rs. 400/- for making arrangements etc.
Assistant Supervisor 210 300 375 Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
Centre-in-charge 250(500) 350(600) 450(700) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day  payment of Rs. 250/-n for making arrangements etc.

 

Invigilator 170 250 300 Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
Group-D Staff/Daily wagers. 90 135 150 Attached to Supervisor for stitching/sealing and despatch etc may be paid for actual day of examination/test plus payment @ Rs. 135/- for two days.

Waterman may be paid for actual session/day of exam/test only.

 

Clerks attached to Supervisor 110(290) 180(360) 225(405) Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test plus two days payment @ Rs. 180/- per day for making arrangements and preparation of accounts.
Director Rs. 160/- for the first dictation and Rs./ 80/- for each  subsequent dictation subject to a maximum of Rs. 400/- per day. Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
Time Keeper/Text Checker Rs. 140/- per day of single session and Rs. 200/- per day for double session. Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
Official members of interview committee Rs. 400/- per day of meeting of the interview Board. When the official member actually attends at the place at which he/she has been involved by the RRB to be present.
Setting of question paper Rs.10/- per question (Objective type)  
Evaluation of Steno-graphy scripts Rs.10/- per script of Stenography test  
Evaluation of typing scripts. Rs. 9/- per script of type test.

 

 

 

 

  1. The above rates will apply to all examinations conducted by RRBs viz. mass categories, technical and others.

 

  1. The revised rates would take effect from the date of issue of the order.

 

  1. The above has the sanction of the President of India & issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.94/2005

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2005/RS-15 dated 03-06-05 (RBE No.94/05)

 

Sub:  Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay with the basic pay w.e.f. 01-04-2004  – PNM/NFIR Item No. 3/2005

***

          The Staff side in the cited Agenda Item have stated that on some of the Zonal Railways, the pay element for determining emoluments of Loco Inspectors for the purpose of computation of their pensionary benefits is not being allowed on Dearness Pay admissible in terms of Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11-03-2004.

 

2.       It is advised that the correct method for determining  emoluments of Loco Inspectors / Sr. Loco Inspectors, governed by the scheme contained in Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-83/RS-10[iv] dated 25-11-92, for computing their pensionary benefits with effect from 1-4-2004 is as under:

Basic Pay [BP]                  =       Rs.6,500

Dearness Pay [DP]            =       Rs.3,250 [50% of BP]

Pay element [@ 30%]                 =       Rs.2925 [on BP+DP]

Emoluments                     =       Rs.12,675/-

 

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

 

 

Board’s letter No.  2005/H/28/1/RELHS/Cont. dated 24.6.2005

 

Sub: Clarification for joining RELHS – Contribution towards

Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme [RELHS-97]

Re-opened on 28-1-05.

Ref:  Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-05.

***

 

In view of the clarification sought by Zonal Railways regarding contribution for joining Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme [RELHS-97] for retired railway employees joining the scheme after 28-1-05, it has been decided by Board that the contribution shall be calculated as under:

Pre-96 retirees / Spouses of deceased employees:

 

i]  Those who retired prior to 1-1-96 and will become member now

 

A sum equivalent to double the amount of revised basic pension after implementation of the V CPC recommendations.
ii]  Family pensioners A sum equivalent to double the amount of their revised normal family pension after implementation of the V CPC recommendations.
Iii]  SRPF Optees A sum twice the amount of ex-gratia monthly payment sanctioned on the basis of recommendation of V CPC

 

 

 

Post-96 retirees / Spouses of deceased employees:

 

i] Employees who retired after    1-1-96 but prior to  01-04-04

 

Revised last pay drawn of the employee [ after implementation of V CPC scales]
ii]Family pensioner/ spouses     of the   deceased Railway  employees expired after

1-1-96 but prior to 01-04-04

Revised last pay drawn of the employee [ after implementation of V CPC scales]
iii]Employees who retired after 01-04-04 Last pay drawn of the employee plus Dearness Pay
iv]Family pensioner/spouses of the deceased Railway employees expired after

01-04-04

Last pay drawn of the employee plus Dearness Pay

 

Members of RELHS who joined the scheme after 28-01-05 and have contributed more than the requisite amount are entitled to claim reimbursement of the amount paid in excess or vice-versa.

 

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

 

RBE No.102/2005                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.6.05 (RBE No.102/05)

 

Sub Introduction of LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II scale

Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector scale Rs.6500-10500.

 

In terms of para 11 of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt.09.10.2003, an element of direct recruitment to the extent of 20% of the posts in the categories of Office Superintendent (OS) Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000, Personnel Inspector (PI) in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 and Depot Material Superintendent (DMS) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500, has been introduced to be filled through Railway Recruitment Boards.  The staff side in the PNM-NFIR and PNM-AIRF as also in the DC-JCM have represented that orders for direct recruitment quota as introduced in the above categories may be revised.  A suggestion has also been made that instead of direct recruitment the posts may be filled by LDCE.

 

2.       The matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways.  In order to motivate the serving graduates amongst ministerial staff at various levels in the Railways, it has been decided to do away with direct recruitment as introduced in the categories of OS-II in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspectors (PI) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 and in lieu introduce a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) quota to the extent of 20% of posts in these categories.  However, direct recruitment of Graduates at the level of Sr.Clerk in grade Rs.4500-7000 in Ministerial Cadre will continue.

 

3.       The LDCE as introduced above in the categories of OS-II and PI will be governed by the following conditions:-

 

Eligibility criteria

 

i) Office Supdt. Gr.II: Serving ministerial staff of all departments (except Accounts & RPF) possessing the qualification of graduation and fulfilling the following conditions will be eligible to volunteer to appear in the LDCE.

Seven years’ regular service as Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 and Sr.Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 put together.

 

OR

Three years’ regular service as Sr.Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000.

 

OR

 

Three years’ regular service as Sr.Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 and Head Clerk in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 put together.

 

ii)    Personnel Inspectors (PI) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500: Serving Graduate Personnel Inspectors with a minimum of three years regular service in grades Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 put together will be eligible to appear in the LDCE.

 

The procedure for holding LDCE

 

i)                   The examination should be held combined for all departments for a Zonal Railway/PU by Railway Recruitment Boards catering to Zonal Rlys/PUs as nominated for conducting GDCE vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(RRB)2001/25/31 dated 8.8.2003.  For this purpose the Zonal Railway/PU should club vacancies of all Deptts./Units against this quota and forward applications of eligible employees to RRB concerned as per procedure already being followed by them for GDCE.

ii)                 The selection shall consist of a written examination and assessment of service record.  While 85% weightage will be given to the performance in the written examination, 15% weightage will be given to service records.

iii)               There will be one question paper each for OS-II examination and PI examination.  It should be of a standard as for direct recruitment to equivalent level of posts.  The syllabus for examinations for these posts is also enclosed as Annexure I (for OS II) and Annexure II (for PI).

iv)               The selection shall be based entirely on merit with reference to marks obtained by the candidates in the written examination and service records.  Subject to usual relaxation for SC/ST staff those securing less than 60% in the aggregate will not be considered eligible for inclusion in the panel.  Further, the service records of only those candidates who secure a minimum of 60% marks in the written examination shall be assessed.

v)                 Based on (iv) above the RRB will furnish the panel of successful candidates in order of merit, equal to the number of total vacancies intimated by the Zonal Railway/PU concerned.  While it will be preferable to post the successful candidates in their respective Departments/Units, there is no bar to their being posted elsewhere if the number of successful candidates does not match the number of already assessed vacancies in the respective Deptt./Unit

 

4.       Training of the successful candidates:- All such persons who are selected as OS II or PI against LDCE quota will be required to undergo three months’ training in a Personnel Training School followed by 15 days tour to other Zonal Railways/PUs etc.  All such candidates will have to successfully complete the training/course before they are put on a working post, for which a prescribed examination at the end of the training course will be conducted.  Exact modalities of the training etc. will follow.

 

ANNEXURE I

Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.06.2005.

Syllabus for the post of OS Gr.II

 

  1. Office procedure.

a)                 Dak handling

b)                 Maintenance of files

c)                  Record keeping

d)                 Maintenance of statistics.

 

  1. Writing skill.

a)                 Letter/DO writing

b)                 Notifications.

c)                  Note writing

d)                 Speaking orders

 

  1. Award of works in works programme
  2. Procedure for stores procurement
  3. Railway Organizational structure
  4. Railway Housing (Rly.Qtrs. Allotment) Policy
  5. Uniform policy
  6. Booking of Running staff and non-running travelling staff.
  7. Discipline & Appeal rules and Conduct Rules.
  8. Recognition of Trade Unions. Facilities to office bearers of recognised unions/Associations. Dealing with Unrecognised unions/Associations.
  9. Medical examination and facilities available to Railway employees.
  10. Audit and Accounts narrative report.  Draft Paras and their disposal
  11. Cannons of financial propriety.
  12. Classification of demands of grants.
  13. Man-Power Planning
  • Vacancy Bank register
  • Creation of posts
  • Bench Marking
  • Supernumerary posts
  • Redeployment of surplus staff.

 

  1. Pay and allowances
  2. Pay Rules
  3. Leave Rules
  4. Railway Pension Rules
  5. General Conditions of service
  6. Hours of Employment Regulations.

 

Note: Questions set in the paper will be normally to assess the writing and analytical power of the candidates w.r.t. various topics as above which circumscribe various ministerial staff.  Efforts should be not to tilt the balance in favour of one particular discipline.

 

ANNEXURE II

Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM1/20 dated 17.06.2005.

Syllabus for the post of Personnel Inspector Gr.I

 

  1. Writing skills
  2. RLT Award & Hours of Employment regulations.
  3. Welfare activities for Railway employees:

 

a)                 Staff Benefit Fund

b)                 School policy on railways

c)                  Cultural activities

d)                 Recreation Centres and Clubs

e)                 Handicraft Centres.

f)                   Canteens

g)                 Co-operative Stores/societies

h)                 Sports activities

i)                    Scouts & guides

j)                   Holiday Homes

 

  1. Employment on Compassionate Grounds
  2. Medical examination of Railway employees, Medical decategorisation and absorption of medically decategorised staff.
  3. Loan and Advances available to Railway employees
  4. Man-Power Planning
  • Vacancy Bank Register
  • Bench Marking
  • Creation of posts
  • Supernumerary posts
  • Redeployment of surplus staff.

 

  1. Uniform Policy
    1. Eligibility of staff
    2. Periodicity of supply of uniform
    3. Procedure for change in classification

 

  1. Pay and allowances
  2. Pass Rules
  3. Railway Pension Rules
  4. Leave Rules
  5. Grievances Redressal Machinery
  6. Recognition of Trade Unions Permanent Negotiation Machinery, Dealing with unrecognized Unions/Associations, Facilities to Office bearers of Recognised Unions/Associations.
  7. General Conditions of service.
  8. RELHS

 

Note: Questions set in the paper will be normally to assess the writing and analytical power of the candidates w.r.t. various topics as above.

 

 

 

RBE No.  101/2005                                                                                             

  Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 17.06.05 (RBE No.  101/05)

 

Sub: Re-engagement of retired running staff on daily remuneration basis.

 

In view of the acute shortage of crew viz. Loco Pilots and Senior Assistant Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec)/Asst. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec.) and Guards, being faced by Zonal Railways and to meet the increased loading target, Railway Board have decided to permit re-engagement of such retired running staff who fulfill the following conditions:

 

a)                 Such staff should not have availed of Safety related Retirement Scheme;

b)                 Such staff should be examined for PME as per standard of A-1 (Aye-One) before re-engagement.

c)                  The above medical examination shall be conducted after every six months;

d)                 They should be re-engaged with the personal approval of DRM under acute administrative exigencies only and not as a matter of routine.

e)                 Competent authority should satisfy himself of the track record of the ex-employee.

f)                   In no case should a candidate engaged on a daily rate basis be more than 62 years of age during the course of his engagement.

 

  1. The rates of remuneration for such staff are being reviewed and will be advised shortly.

 

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

 

4.       These orders will be in force till 31.3.2006.

 

 

 

RBE No.108/2005

  Board’s letter No. .E(Sports)2005/Policy/2(S.posts) dated 27.6.05   (RBE No.108/05)

 

Sub: Out of turn promotion and recruitment of Sportspersons in

intermediate grades – Creation of supernumerary posts for.

 

As the Railways are aware instructions were issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I/93/SR6/9 dated 30.11.1994 as modified/clarified vide letter dated 7.8.95 that special supernumerary posts with matching surrender may be created for accommodating sportspersons who are promoted on out of turn basis or are recruited on sports grounds in Intermediate grades having no element of direct recruitment.

 

2.         It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that these instructions are not being followed on some of the Railways resulting in hardships to the employees promoted on out of turn basis on sports account as also to existing employees in the cadre on account of such promotion.  The Board, accordingly desire that extant instructions regarding creation of supernumerary posts for recruitment and out of turn promotion of sportspersons in Intermediate grades having no element of direct recruitment should be scrupulously followed so that the staff concerned do not suffer on this account.  This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

 

 

RBE No.105/2005                                                                                                                                               

   Board’s letter No. . E(D&A)98/RG6-52 dated 23.6.05 (RBE No.105/05)

 

G.S.R. – 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)(Second Amendment) Rules, 2005.

(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, in Schedule III, after Note 2, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

 

“Note 3: Disciplinary powers of Principal Heads of Departments under this Schedule shall also be exercised by Senior Executive Directors and Executive Directors who are in independent charge, in Research, Designs and Standards Organisation; Coordinating Heads of Departments in Senior Administrative Grade or by the Heads of Departments in Senior Administrative Grade who are in independent charge, in Metro Railway, Kolkata, Central Organisation Railway Electrification, Allahabad, Central Organisation for Modernization of Workshops, New Delhi; and Chairman of respective Railway Recruitment Boards, in respect of officers in Junior scale and Group B who are under their administrative control.”

Sd/-

[M.K. Agrawal]

Secretary/Railway Board

Foot Note: Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide Notification No. E[D&A]66/RG6-9 dated 22nd August, 1968 in  Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section [ii], vide number S.O. No. 3181 dated the 14th September, 1968 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. 2. 3.

4.

5.

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

0364

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

02-12-1989

33 E(D&A)84 RG 6-44 22.11.90

GSR 734

08-12-1990

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

GSR 504

14-11-1992

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

16-07-94

42 E(D&A)95 RG 6-68 13.8.97

GSR/422

27-12-97

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

GSR/342

24-8-2002

48 E(D&A)98 RG 6-52 16-01-2003

GSR/50

1-2-2003

49 E(D&A)2002/RG6-1 10-03-2003

GSE/134

29-3-2003

50 E[D&A)2004/RG6-30 13-10-2004

GSR  376

30-10-2004

51 E[D&A]2003/RG 6-33 10-12-2004

GSR 62

19-02-2005

52 E[D&A]2003/RG6-8 27-05-2005

 

 

RBE No.104/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/16 dated 23.6.05  (RBE No.104/05)

 

Sub: Grant of family pension to dependent parents – clarification regarding.

 

In terms of DOP&PW’s O.M.No.45/51/97-P&PW(E) dated 21st July,1999 circulated vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 9.9.1999, admissibility of family pension to parents is subject to the conditions, inter-alia, that parents were wholly dependent on the Government servant when he/she was alive and that the Government servant has not left behind a widow/widower, eligible son or daughter or a widowed/divorced daughter, who will have a prior claim to family pension in the order indicated.  Reiterating these stipulations, further clarifications were issued vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 11.9.2000.

 

2.       In the wake of a Court case, the matter regarding admissibility of family pension to dependent parents of the deceased Railway servants, whose spouse has either remarried or died leaving behind no eligible child for grant of family pension, has been re-examined in Board’s office in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW).  It is  accordingly clarified that parents of the deceased Railway servants/pensioners, who were wholly dependent on the Railway servant/pensioner when he /she was alive, shall be eligible for family pension if the spouse of the deceased Railway servant/pensioner dies or re-marries and no children, who will have a prior claim for family pension have been left behind.  The grant of family pension to such parents shall, however, be subject to fulfillment of the income criterion stipulated in Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 27.4.98.

 

3.       Past cases may also be considered for sanction of family pension subject to fulfilment of all the conditions laid down in the scheme for grant of family pension to dependent parents.  Family pension shall be payable from 1.1.1998 or from the date it becomes due, whichever is later.

 

 

 

RBE No.103/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 18.6.05 (PC-V/457,RBE No.103/05)

 

Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of Railway employees

of who have continued to draw their pay/emoluments in the

pre-revised scales of pay – effective from 1.1.2005 – regarding.

 

 

In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 16.3.2005 (S.No.PC-V/449, RBE No.43/2005) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2004 in respect of Railway servants who continue to draw their pay and emoluments in the pre-revised scale of pay, the revised rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2005 would be as follows:-

Rates of Dearness Allowance

Date from which payable Pay up to Rs.3500 p.m. Pay above Rs.3500 and up to Rs.6000 p.m. Pay above Rs.6000 p.m.

 

1.1.2005 315% 237%(Rs.11060) 205%(Rs.14220)

 

NOTE: Amount within brackets represent the minimum amount payable per month as Dearness Allowance to employees in the different pay ranges.

 

2.       All other conditions as laid down in the letter dated 16.11.2000 will continue to apply.

 

RBE No.109/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/17 dated 28.6.05  ( RBE No.109/05)

Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.

 

One of the Railways has sought clarification whether Motor Vehicle Drivers may be given the same percentage distribution as provided to Artisan staff in the recent restructuring.

 

In this context, it is advised that it had already been clarified vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-79/FE/4/2 dated 11.04.1980 that all the categories of Drivers of Motor Vehicles including Truck Drivers, Road Roller Drivers, EOT Crane Drivers, Fork Lift Drivers, Tractor, Jeep, Ambulance Drivers, Staff Car Drivers etc., whether working in the Workshops/sheds or in the Administrative Establishments and who are subjected to the prescribed Trade Test for promotion, should be classified as Artisan Staff.  This had further been clarified vide Board’s letter No.PC-III/93/Misc./3 dated 21.2.1994.  This position still holds good and it is clarified that Motor Vehicle/Staff Car Drivers should be classified as Artisan Staff and percentage distribution as prescribed for Artisan staff in Annexure’E’ of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 may be made applicable to all Motor Vehicle/Staff Car Drivers provided the pre-revised percentages of the Artisan categories were applicable to these categories.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.106/2005                                                                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-19 dated 24.6.05   (RBE No.106/05)

 

Sub: Disciplinary Authority in respect of Group B Railway officers

Officiating in Senior Scale.

 

It has come to the notice of this Ministry that disciplinary powers in respect of Group B officers, officiating in Senior Scale, are being exercised by the authorities mentioned in Schedule III to RS(D&A) Rules, 1968, by treating these officers as Group ‘B’ officers.

 

2.         The above procedure is not correct.  In this connection, attention is invited to provisions contained in Rule 7(3) of RS(D&A) Rules which clearly state that the Disciplinary Authority in the case of a Railway servant officiating in a higher post, shall be determined with reference to the officiating post held by him at the time of taking action.  Thus, in terms of the above provisions, the Disciplinary Authority in the case of a Group B officer officiating in Senior Scale is required to be determined with reference to the officiating post (i.e. Senior scale) held by the delinquent officer at the time of taking action.  The delegation of powers under Schedule III has to be read with the provisions in the main rules as brought out above and not in isolation.

 

3.       It may please be ensured that the correct procedure is followed in the above types of cases.

RBE No.112/2005

   Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/22 dated 5.7.05  (RBE No.112/05)

 

Sub: Furnishing the details of family in terms of Rule 75 (15) of Railway

Services (Pension) Rules,1993.

 

In terms of Rule 75(15) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, as soon as a railway servant enters Railway service, he shall furnish details of his family in Form 6 to the Head of Office and if he has no family, he shall furnish details in Form 6 as soon as he acquires a family.  The Head of Office shall keep Form 6 filled in by the non-gazetted railway servants in safe custody and make necessary additions and alterations in the form on the basis of subsequent information furnished by the Railway servant.  In the case of gazetted railway servants, the Head of Office shall pass on the details of family in Form 6 as also subsequent additions and alterations thereto, to the Accounts Officer for updating the particulars and keeping the same in safe custody.

 

2.       It has been observed that above instructions are not being followed scrupulously by some of the Zonal Railways which leads to difficulties while processing cases for grant of family pension, particularly cases of death while in service.  Recently, a case has come to the notice of Board, wherein for want of records of the family of a former railway servant, family pension was wrongly sanctioned to a person, impersonating himself as the son of a deceased railway servant whereas the railway servant died as a bachelor.  Board, therefore, desire that the Railway Administrations should ensure that the procedure laid down in Rule 75(15) of the Pension Rules, is followed strictly by the concerned Head of Office and Accounts Officer.  The Railway Servants appointed on or before 31.12.2003 and are governed by the Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993 should be advised to fill in Form 6, if not already filled in, and that it is their duty to communicate to the Head of Office whenever any change takes place in the size of their family.

 

 Copy of Board’s letter No. F[X]I-92/10/2 dated 27.6.05     

 

Sub: Recovery of water charges from the Non-Gazetted

staff occupying Railway Quarters

 

The question of recovery of water charges from non-gazetted  staff  occupying railway quarters had been under consideration  of Board for some time past.  Board have decided that while Group ‘D’ staff may be exempted from paying water charges, in case of Group ‘C’ staff occupying railway quarters and having the facility of piped water supply, water charges would be recoverable at the following rates:

 

Type  I                                      Rs.5/- per month

Type  II                           Rs.15/- per month

Type  III                          Rs.25/- per month

Type  IV[For Group C]        Rs.35/- per month

 

Recovery from Officers [Group ‘A’ & ‘B’] will continue to be on the basis of extant instructions, which, in no case should be less than the charges mentioned above.

These instructions will come into force from 01-07-2005.

 

 

RBE No.110/2005

 

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-6 dated 30.6.05   (RBE No.110/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in  favour of officers/staff posted to new zones.

 

Pursuant to issue of instructions vide Board’s letter of even number dated 24.3.2005 on retention of Railway accommodation on transfer/posting to new zones, queries have been received from various Railway Units as to whether in the light of the fact that letter No.E(G)97 QR1-28 dated 2.9.2002 has been withdrawn, a Certificate of non-availability of accommodation at the new place of posting  would still be required for permitting retention of Railway quarter upto 31.3.2006 (permitted vide instructions dated 24.3.2005).  In this regard it is clarified that the instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 2.9.2002 although stand withdrawn vide letter dated 24.3.2005, the special dispensation for retention of quarter continues to be effective till 31.3.2006.  As such, so long as the special dispensation remains effective (i.e. 31.3.2006), the conditions attached to the grant of such dispensation will also remain valid.  In the circumstances, for the purpose of grant of permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting on posting to new Zones/Divisions in relaxation of the normal rules, the Certificate required to be given by the SDGM of the new zone (as provided in the instructions dated 2.9.2002), stating non-availability of Railway accommodation at the new place of posting will be necessary.  It is further clarified that the ground for grant of continued retention at the previous place of posting is non-availability of Railway accommodation at the new Zones/Divisions.  Therefore in the event, allotment is offered to a Railway officer/staff at the new place and he/she refuses to accept such allotment of accommodation, such refusal would make the employee ineligible for retention of Railway accommodation at the old place of posting.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.107/2005

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2000/2/84 dated 24.6.05   (RBE No.107/05)

 

Sub: Ad-hoc promotion of Private Secretaries in scale Rs.7500-12000

to scale Rs.8000-13500 (Group B).

***

Para 2.1 of Board’s letter No.2000/2/84 dated 25.07.01 states as follows:

 

“The posts in grade Rs.8000-13500 may be filled from amongst the Stenographers who are in grade Rs.7500-12000 with minimum one year of non-fortuitous service in the grade and volunteer for the post.  Suitability for the post shall be assessed through personal interview and assessment of record of service only, by the Additional General Manager.  Those found suitable will be appointed to the grade with the approval of General Manager.   The selection for this post will be processed by the Personnel Branch.  Till such time candidates with minimum one year’s non-fortuitous service in grade Rs.7500-12000 are available, the posts in grade Rs.8000-13500 may be operated in the lower grade of Rs.7500-12000”.

 

  1. In modification of the above instructions, it has been decided by the Board that those Private Secretaries in scale Rs.7500-12000 who have been appointed on adhoc basis pending finalisation of the Recruitment Rules but through normal process of selection consisting of written examination, viva-voce (including assessment of record of service), may be considered for further adhoc promotion to the higher grade of Rs.8000-13500 provided they have rendered not less than two years of service in scale Rs.7500-12000 after due selection as referred to above.

 

3.0              The following course of action may be adopted for filling up the posts in scale Rs.8000-13500 on adhoc basis:

 

i)                    The selection will be based on seniority cum suitability.

ii)                   Record of service/ACR dossier may be the basic input and last 5 ACRs may be taken into account.  In case 5 ACRs in the feeder grade of Rs.7500-12000 are not available, ACRs in the next lower grade may be considered.

iii)                  The DPC may consist of AGM and 2 other HODs including the CPO.

 

 

 

RBE No.113/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 4.7.05   (RBE No.113/05)

 

Sub: Procedure for conducting typewriting test on computers.

 

1.       As the Railways are aware, in terms of extant procedure, in case of promotion from Group D to Group C in the Ministerial cadre and promotion of Clerks as Sr.Clerks against L.D.C.E./Graduate quota the employees are required to pass the typewriting test at the speed of 30 words per minute in English or 25 words per minute in Hindi within a period of two years of their promotion on provisional basis.

 

2.       AIRF have raised a demand in the PNM with the Board that instead of requiring the employees to pass the typewriting test, computer training should be imparted to them within one year of selection.  The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railways.  While it has not been found feasible to accept the demand regarding imparting of training, it has been decided that instead of testing the typewriting skill on typewriters, the same may be tested on Personal Computers (PCs) at the speed of 40 words per minute in English or 35 words per minute in Hindi.

 

3.         The procedure for taking the test on PCs and its evaluation as detailed in the Annexure, may be followed.

 

4.         In case of difficulty in conducting the Test on computers, the existing procedure regarding conducting the Typewriting Test on Typewriters will remain in force.

 

ANNEXURE

[Encl: to Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/CFP/8 dated 4.7.05  ]

CONDUCTING OF TYPING PROFICIENCY TEST ON COMPUTERS (PC)- EVALUATION ETC. -PROCEDURE FOR

 

(1)  Candidates will be issued with a printed passage containing a minimum of 400 words or 2000 strokes in English or 350 words or 1750 strokes in Hindi.  The passage may preferably be the one being regularly used in the day-to-day office working like a D.O.letter, proposal for creation of a post etc.  The passage should indicate the number of strokes at the end of each line, each para and at the end of the passage.

 

(2)  The duration of the test will be 10 minutes subject to (3) below.  Candidates will be required to type the given passage on the computer in a word processing software within 10 minutes at the rate of 40 words per minute for English or 35 words per minute for Hindi.  To arrive at the number of words typed by a candidate, 5 strokes which include spacing between words, shifting for capital letter, should be treated as one word.

 

(3)  Candidates will be given additional time to the extent of 5 minutes to format the typed passage in the same way as it is in the supplied hand-out and to print the passage in the printer.  The following formatting features used in routine should be tested.

 

  1. indenting of paragraphs
  2. selected text in Bold
  3. underline
  4. italics
  5. using different font type
  6. using different font size.
  7. Inserting of paragraph numbers
  8. Center, left, right, justification
  9. Setting of left/right margin
  10. Line spacing of the passage, viz. Single, double.

 

(4)  The test should carry 50 marks out of which 10 marks should be given to quality of the formatting of final out-put and remaining 40 marks should be given to error-free printed matter/passage.

 

(5)  10 features of formatting, as listed at Para (3) above, should be tested with 1 mark each for every feature of formatting.

 

(6)  There is no bar to candidates:

i]   correcting the mistakes by use of editing  tools while typing the passage; and

ii]  repeating the passage within the allotted 10 minutes time if he has finished typing the passage before time.

 

  1. The speed, accuracy and mistakes should be evaluated as under:

i]   for one omission/addition of word, one mark will be deducted

ii]  for each spelling mistake, one mark will be deducted.

 

Note: Mistakes to the extent of 3% of the total number of works typed in the passage will only be allowed. In case the mistakes exceed 3%, the matter should not be evaluated.

 

iii]In case of formatting features if the candidate carries out the formatting as per the specimen, one mark each should be given.  Otherwise, no marks should be given.  Out of the 10arks for the formatting features, a candidate should secure at least 6 marks to qualify.

iv]  In order to qualify the Test the candidate should secure at least 6 out of 10 marks for formatting features and a speed of 40 words per minute in English  or 35 words per minute in Hindi.

RBE No.114/2005

 

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 1/25 dated 6.7.05 (RBE No.114/05)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM.

 

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989 Edition may be amended as per Advanced Correction Slip No.173 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989 Edition

Chapter-II, Section ‘B’

RULES GOVERNING PROMOTION OF GROUP ‘C’ STAFF

Advance Correction Slip No.173.

 

The following may be inserted as clause (iii) below Para 219(c):

 

“(iii). The question paper for the written test should have practical bias i.e. it should be designed to test the ability of the candidates to tackle the practical problems they are likely to face rather than their theoretical knowledge”.

 

 

 

RBE No.115/2005                                                                                    

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II –2004/PLB-6 dated 12.7.05 (RBE No.115/05)

 

Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Apprentices –

PNM/NFIR Item No.46/2004.

 

The last sentence of Para 2 of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.1.2005 may be deleted.

 

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

.

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2002/PM1/23 dated 11.7.05 .

 

Sub: Calculation of vacancies for ‘Non-selection’ posts.

 

Reference South Central Railway’s letter No.P(R )535/V dt.30.6.2005 on the above subject.

 

2.       Instructions providing for taking into account the vacancies anticipated to occur during the next one year instead of six months in respect of Non-selection posts, promotion to which is based on scrutiny of Record of Service/Confidential Reports were valid upto 30.6.2004.  Since the instructions have not been extended further, the same have automatically lapsed w.e.f. 1.7.2004.

 

 

RBE No. 122/2005

Board’s letter No.. F (E) III/2002/PNI/29 dated 20.07.2005  (RBE No. 122/2005.)

 

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/PN1/29 dated 26.3.2004 extending  the date of submission of application for revision of pension/family pension of pre and post –1986 pension/family pensioners upto 30.09.2004, a copy of DOP&PW’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part III dated 7.6.2005 extending the date of submission of application further upto 31st December, 2005 is circulated for information and guidance .  These instructions will apply mutatis mutandis  on the Railways also.

 

2.         DPO&PW’s O.M. No (1) 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part IV dated 8.5.98, 30.11.l98 and 17.12.98 and O.M. No. 45/86/97/P&PW(A)-Part III dated  18.7.2001, 2.4.2002, 26./3.2003 and 15.3.2004 were circulated /adopted on the Railways vide Board’s letters No.F(E)III/98/PN1/11 dated 5.6.98,23.12.98, F(E)III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.1.99 and letters No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/61 dated 23.8.2001 and F(E)III/2002/PN1/29 dated 3.9.2002, 24.4.2003 and 26.3.2004 respectively.

 

 

Copy of DOP&PW’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part III dated 7.6.2005

            Sub:  Implementation of Government’s decision on the

Recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Compassion –

Revision of Pension of pre and post –1986 pension/family

pensioners etc – Extension of date of submission of

application for revision of Pension/Family pension.

….

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 15.-3.2004 extending the date of submission  of applications for revision of pension/family pension of pre-1986 pension/family pensioners upto 30.09.2004.  Representations have been received in this department for extending the date for submission of applications beyond 30.09.2004.  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 31.12.2005. However, Defence civilian  pensioners will continue to be governed by orders issued by the Ministry of Defence.

 

2.          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 dated 08.05.1998 read with OM dated 30.11.1998 and dated 17.12.1998 for submission of applications by the pensioners covered under these OM upto 31.12.2005.

 

 

3.             Ministry of Agriculture etc are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice 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.119/2005

   Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19.7.05  (RBE No.119/05)

 

Sub: Filling up of posts in Para- medical categories in Group ‘C’  on

contract basis.

 

In view of the shortage of Para-medical staff being faced by Zonal Railways, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to permit filling up of posts in Para-medical categories in Group C on contract basis, on the following terms and conditions.

 

i)                    These engagements should be done with the personal and prior approval of the General Manager subject to fulfillment of eligibility and other conditions governing such engagements:

ii)                   Educational qualifications and Age Limit of such contract engagements should be in accordance with those prescribed for direct recruitment;

iii)                 These contract engagements should be made against clear vacancies for a maximum period of one year or up to 31.7.2006 or availability of a regular selected candidate, which ever is earliest;

iv)                 Such engagements should be made by inviting applications and screening by a selection committee of Senior Scale/JAG Officers;

v)                   Representation of SC/ST and OBC categories as per vacancies reserved for them should be ensured as per the guidelines inforce.

 

2.         It should be a full time contract and their remuneration should be on monthly basis as given hereunder:

 

  Posts in Scale (Rs.) Rate of remuneration

Per month (consolidated)

i) 2610-3540 Rs.4,581/-
ii) 2650-4000 Rs.4,651/-
iii) 2750-4400 Rs.4,826/-
iv) 3200-4900 Rs.5,616/-
v) 4000-6000 Rs.7,020/-
vi) 4500-7000 Rs.7,898/-
vii) 5000-8000 Rs.8,775/-
viii) 5500-9000 Rs.9,653/-
ix) 6500-10500 Rs.11,408/-
x) 7450-11500 Rs.13,075/-

 

3.       This scheme is being launched on an experimental basis and will be valid till 31.7.2006.

 

4.       The provisions for engaging retired staff and for engaging Substitutes in Para- medical categories stand withdrawn till further orders.

 

 

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

 

 

   RBE No.117/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM5/8 dated 14.7.05 (RBE No.117/05)

Sub: Avenue of promotion of Artisan staff in Works Department  to the

posts of Junior Engineer (Works) II.

….

In terms of para 145 of IREM, Vol. I, 1989 Edition , posts in the category  of JE(Works)II in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 are filled up as under:-

 

i)                    67.5% by direct recruitment through RRBs.

ii)                   7.5% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from

amongst Supervisor (Works) in grade Rs.4500-7000 (RSRP) having the

minimum qualification prescribed for direct recruitment, the short fall, if

any , being added to (i) above; and

iii)                  25% by promotion by selection  of supervisor (Works) in grade Rs. 4500-

7000 (RSRP).

 

2.       Consequent upon the upgradation of the posts of Supervisors (Works) which earlier used to be filled up by promotion by seniority cum-suitability from amongst the Skilled Artisans Grade-I (re-designated  as Technicians(Trade) Grade-I), as  Junior Engineer (Works) II in terms of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 9.10.2003 instructions for filling up of 25% promotion quota posts of JE-II in all Departments  including JE(Works)II as referred to in para 1(iii) above were issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-99/PM7/3 dated 22.2.2005 stipulating  inter-alia that the posts of JE-II earmarked for promotion by selection (hitherto from amongst Mistries) will be filled from amongst Sr. Technicians in the pay scale of  Rs. 5000-8000 subject to the condition that the existing Technicians Gr.I as may be senior to those fitted as Sr. Technicians as per procedure in force till 22.2.2005 will also be considered for selection for promotion as JE-II.

 

  1. The Federation  in the PNM-NFIR  have represented for improvement in  the avenue of promotion of Artisan staff subsequent to the upgradation of the posts of erstwhile  Supervisors as JE-II.  The matter has been carefully considered by the Board and it has been decided that the LDCE quota of 7.5% as referred to in  para 1(ii) above hitherto earmarked for promotion of Supervisor (Works) possessing the qualifications of direct recruitment may be increased to 10% and filled from  amongst the skilled staff of Works Branch possessing the qualifications prescribed for recruitment as JE(Works) II and having three years service in the Skilled grades.  As a consequence to this posts of Junior Engineer (Works)II in the pay scale of Rs. 5000-8000 will  henceforth be filled as under:-

 

i)                    65% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Board.

ii)                   10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from

amongst  Skilled Artisans with three years service in Skilled grades and

having  the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct  recruitment as JE(Works)II, the short fall, if any, being added to (i) above; and

iii)                  25% by promotion by selection of   Sr. Technicians in Grade Rs. 5000-8000

subject to the condition  that the existing Technicians grade-I  as may be senior to those fitted as Sr. Technicians as per procedure in force prior to issue of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)1-99/PM7/3 dated 22.2.2005 will also be considered for selection for promotion as JE(Works)II.

 

  1. The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol .I 1989 Edition is accordingly amended as in the ACS No. 174 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLI, 1989 EDITION.

ADVANCE  CORRECTION SLIP NO.174.

 

Chapter 1 Section ‘B’ Sub-Section-III containing rules regarding Recruitment Training etc.

Substitute the following for the existing clauses (i)(ii) & (iii_) under para (1)  of para 145:-

i)                    65% by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards.

ii)                   10% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) from

amongst Skilled Artisans with three years service in Skilled grades

and having the minimum educational qualification prescribed for direct  recruitment as JE (Works)II; the short fall, if any, being added to (i)  above; and

iii)                 25% by promotion by selection of Sr. Technicians in grade Rs. 5000-8000.

 

(Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. E(NG)I/99/PM7/3 dt. L22.2.2005 & E(NG)I/2004/PM5/8 dated 14.7.2005).

 

 

RBE No.121/2005                                                                                                .

Board’s letter No. . E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.05 (RBE No.121/2005)

 

Sub: Procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways.

 

In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/11 dated 27.11.2001, recruitment to Group ‘D’ in the Railways were to be done through Railway Recruitment Boards.  Detailed guidelines/procedure for such recruitment were circulated under this Ministry’s letter No.E(RRB)2004/33/2 dated 10.8.2004 (RBE No.178/2004).  In the light of Hon’ble MR’s directions as also announcement made by him in his Budget (Railway) Speech for 2005-06, the issue has been reviewed and it has been decided by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) that recruitment to all Group ‘D’ posts will henceforth be done directly by the Zonal Railways.

 

2.       It is also clarified that indents from Zonal Railways/Production Units and other units on which action has been initiated by way of issue of Employment Notice, the recruitment shall be completed by the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) concerned and the uninitiated indents shall be sent back to the concerned Zonal Railway/Production Unit etc.

 

3.         A ‘Recruitment Cell’ should be created in the Headquarters Office for handling this work.  The Cell would be headed by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment ) in JA grade or Selection grade and Assistant Personnel Officer (Recruitment) along with Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ staff. Necessary creation/sanction for these posts may be done by General Manager under his own powers.  No posts should be created in categories where there are surplus/supernumerary posts in the Headquarters Office.

 

4.         General Managers may delegate powers to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) to ensure smooth functioning.

 

5.         Broad guidelines for recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts are enclosed as Annexure-I.  However, in case any further clarification is required, the Railways may consult Chairman/Railway Recruitment Boards and Manual for Railway Recruitment Boards, 2000 published by the Railway Board.  Certain shortcomings, which have been noticed in Railway Recruitment Board’s selections, have been listed out at Annexure II.  These may be guarded against in the selections to be done through this scheme.

 

6.         This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board.).

 

ANNEXURE-I

Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.05

 

GUIDELINES FOR RECUIRTMENT OF GROUP ‘D’ STAFF BY RAILWAY ADMINISTRATION.

 

  1. RECRUITMENT UNIT:

 

1.1        Unit of recruitment shall be a Zonal Railway.  Requirement of all Divisions/Workshops/Production Units and other organizations falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zonal Railway will be clubbed together for the purpose of recruitment.

 

  1. PERIODICITY OF RECRUITMENT:

 

2.1               Recruitment shall be done at intervals of two years.

2.2               Vacancies shall be counted as those existing on 1st January or 1st July of the year of recruitment plus those anticipated over the next two years.  The number of posts to be filled up should be got vetted by Associate Finance.

 

3.         ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:

 

3.1        The educational qualification for recruitment to all posts in Group ‘D’ in the Railways shall be Class 8th passed, as already stipulated in Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)II/98/RR-1/107 dated 4.12.1998.

 

3.2        The age limits for recruitment shall be as per extant instructions, with relaxation for specified categories as admissible under specific orders issued by the Ministry of Railway’s from time to time.

 

4.0               EMPLOYMENT NOTICE:

 

4.1        A detailed Employment Notice shall be published in leading local newspapers and an ‘Indicative Notice’ be published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and national newspapers giving reference of the advertisement given in the local newspapers.  A detailed vacancy notification shall also be sent to the nearby Employment Exchanges and recognized associations of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.  A copy of the Employment Notice shall be supplied to the Resettlement Directorate of the Ministry of Defence and the Rajya and Zila Sainik Boards for the purpose of employment of ex-servicemen by the Railway Administrations.  Copies of the notice should also be exhibited on Notice Boards outside railway offices situated in the area of recruitment.

 

4.2        Whereas an indicative notification shall be published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar and national newspapers, a detailed notification shall be advertised in the local dailies giving the following details.

 

a)                  Recruitment Unit

b)                  Name and number of posts for which recruitment is to be conducted along with reservation details.

c)                   Qualification.

d)                  Age limits, including relaxation provisions.

e)                  Scale of pay.

f)                    Names of the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units/other Organizations for which recruitment is being held.

g)                  Examination Fees.

h)                  Procedure for submission of applications.

i)                    Closing date for submission of applications.

j)                    Choice of language for question paper (Hindi, English or regional (official) language(s) as specified in the VIII Schedule of the Constitution of India, prevalent in the Division/Workshop/Production Unit/Other Units for which recruitment is being made.  Question paper shall be set in Hindi, English and the regional language(s).

k)                   Physical Efficiency Test standards.

l)                    Medical test standards.

m)                Railways right to hold additional/supplementary examination or re-examination for all or some of the candidates.

n)                  Any other relevant information.

 

5.0               HOW TO APPLY.

 

5.1        Candidates shall apply on plain paper, as per format indicated in the employment notice, directly to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment).  Fees may be charged @ Rs.40/-(forty only) per candidate.  However, no fee is to be charged from candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.  In his/her application, the candidate should mention the recruitment unit & posts applied for .  Candidates should be asked to give option (maximum three) in order of preference for the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units/Other Organizations etc. within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zone.  If a combined examination is being held for more than one category of Group ‘D’ post then the candidate should specify his preference for the posts also.  No change of options shall be permitted at any stage subsequently.

 

 

6.0        PRE-EXAMINATION PROCEDURE:

 

6.1        Each recruitment shall be conducted under the overall supervision of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment).

 

6.2        Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment ) shall have the discretionary powers (delegated by General Manager) in matters relating to issues like outsourcing of work viz. Data entry work, preparation of lists, despatch of call letters, printing of question papers etc. and shall be responsible for overseeing the selection process (pre-examination as well as post examination).  He/she shall have the right to reject any application, the reasons for which would have to be recorded on the application.  Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) may requisition the assistance of Division(s) Workshops etc. for conduct of the examination as is done at present also.

 

6.3        Applications are to be called against vacancies of various categories by issue of notification etc. as specified in para 4 above.  Only one application should be submitted even if the candidate wishes to be considered for more than one category of posts.  Applications so received are to be sent to the nominated agency for processing of applications as also for dispatch of the Call Letters.

 

6.4        Simultaneous preparations will be made for conducting examination in various towns.  Depending upon the number of applications received, Divisions/Workshops etc. will be approached by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) to hire examination centres (Schools and colleges) to conduct the written examination.

 

6.5               A Town In-charge (JA grade officer) for each town will be nominated by the GM/AGM of the Railway.  In addition, an overall In-charge for a Division (normally ADRM) for the towns falling in the territorial jurisdiction of the Division will be nominated by the GM/AGM.

 

6.6        Question Paper will be set by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and sent to Private Agencies (Specialized in confidential printing) for printing.  Such agencies should be of good reputation and proven integrity and proof of having conducted similar jobs for RRBs, JEE, CAT etc.

 

6.7        Duplicate type OMR sheets shall be procured from the printer (specialized in such printing) in which answers to questions are to be given by the candidates.

 

6.8        Question paper shall be printed with questions jumbled in four to five series.  Sealed Question Papers (town and centre wise) be delivered by the Agency to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) in sealed packets/boxes which shall be distributed to respective Town In-charges where examination is to be held or alternately by the Agency directly to the Town In-charges as may be decided in advance.

 

6.9        Name, Father’s name, address and community of each candidate should be entered in a computer database along with any other information considered relevant.

 

6.10      Roll Numbers may be generated on the computer and call letters should also be generated through Computers.  Call letters should be posted under certificate of posting, at least one month prior to the date of examination.

 

6.11      Instructions to candidates containing detailed guidelines on how to fill the answers, roll numbers etc. and a sample OMR (Optical Mark Reader) answer sheet printed on a plain paper should be enclosed with the call letter.

 

7.0        SELECTION PROCEDURE;

 

7.1        The selection shall consist of a Written Test followed by Physical Efficiency Test and Medical Examination.

 

7.2        Question paper for the Written Test shall be based on Class 8th standard consisting of 150 multiple choice (four) objective type questions aimed to assess general knowledge/awareness, mathematics and reasoning etc.  No question shall be asked for checking proficiency in language.  Question paper should be entirely objective and shall be printed in Hindi, English and regional language(s).  The duration of the Written Test shall be 2(two) hours.

 

7.3        Answer scripts shall be readable on Optical Mark Reader (OMR) and evaluation of answer scripts shall be on computers.  After the examination, original OMR sheets will be sent to the Evaluating Agency (identity of which is known only to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment).  Duplicate OMR sheets will be kept in the custody of GM/AGM.

 

7.4        Result of Written Examination will be declared based on the Evaluation Agency’s Report and scrutiny of the records.  Minimum pass marks will be 40% for General candidates, 30% for SC/ST and OBC candidates.  In order to eliminate the advantage of guesswork, one mark shall be deducted for three wrong answers (assuming choice of answers in objective type question papers is four in each question).  Result of written examination should be tabulated in order of merit of candidates.  While preparing the merit list of the written test, due care should be taken to ensure adequate availability of candidates to meet the requirement of reservations prescribed for SC, ST and OBC.

 

7.5        Candidates to the extent of 10(Ten) times the number of vacancies in order of merit out of those who have obtained the prescribed minimum pass marks in the written test as in para 7.4 above will be called for being subjected to PET as per standards mentioned in para 7.6 below.  Candidates will be called for PET in order of merit separately for each group of General, SC, ST and OBC.  Applications of all candidates to be called for PET should be scrutinized carefully in order to check their eligibility.

 

7.6        PET should be of the standard prescribed vide letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/11 dated 4.9.2002. It will be ONLY a qualifying test.  Physical Efficiency Test should be video recorded.  Passing of PET is mandatory.  Result of PET will be declared on the same day.

 

7.7        PET shall be supervised by different teams at different places of three Assistant Officers nominated by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment), one of whom should be a medical officer.  One of these three officers will be nominated as the Convener.  List of candidates qualifying in the PET will be displayed on the Notice Board after finalization of the result on that day.  Officers conducting the PET shall advise the result of the test to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) immediately after completing the tests.  Convener of the Committee shall be the final authority for deciding then and there, any dispute/representation preferred during the course of PET.

 

7.8        Medical examination of the candidates who have passed the written examination and PET shall be done before their empanelment.  Accordingly, only those who have passed the medical examination will be included in the final merit list.

 

7.9        Existing provisions of verification of the original educational/caste certificate(s) and other relevant documents of the candidates, mentioned in Para 6 of Board’s letter No.99/E(RRB)/25/2 dated 18.3.99, will be applicable.

 

7.10.     Panel shall be formed by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) for the entire Zonal Railway on the basis of merit of the candidates in the Written Test and their qualifying the PET and Medical Examination.  Thereafter, Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) shall allot each successful candidate the Division/Unit after taking into account his merit position and preference of Division/Unit etc.

 

7.11      Currency of the panel shall be for a period of two years from the date of publication.   General Manager may extend the life of the panel by one year in case of administrative exigencies.

 

8.0               Budget requirement:

 

8.1        Expenses for a Group ‘D’ recruitment shall be calculated on the basis of the table below:

 

Advertisement for calling applications Rs.4,00,000
Processing of Applications and dispatch of Call letters Rs.12/- per application
Seating arrangement for conducting Written Test Rs.4/- per seat
OMR Answer Sheets Rs.2.5/- per set
Question Paper Rs.20/- per set
Evaluation of Answer Sheets Rs.2.5/- per set
Vehicle Rs.1000/- per vehicle per day.

 

9.0        Financial Powers of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment):

 

9.1        For the purpose of incurring expenditure, the same procedure as was adopted by Railway Recruitment Boards prior to issue of these orders should be followed.

 

9.2        Accounts  officer for each Recruitment Cell will be the FA & CAO of the Railway or the Accounts Officer nominated by him.

 

9.3               Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) is authorised to draw the required amount in cash from the concerned Accounts Officer/Chief Cashier after giving a certificate that the amount is required in connection with the recruitment for Group ‘D’ posts for which funds are available with him.

 

9.4.             Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) will arrange payment  to the coordinating supervisors of the centers to meet the expenditure connected with the conduct of examination.

 

9.5         Accountal of Expenditure: The Pay  Order in favour of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) will be passed by debiting “Miscellaneous Advance Revenue– Recruitment Cell”.  On receipt  and verification of all the vouchers in  support of the exendititure incurred by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment), the amount of advance standing as debit to Miscellaneous Advance Revenue (Recruitment Cell) will be cleared by debiting to the appropriate final head’

 

9.6.       It is  to be ensured that all vouchers & other documents required for the accountal of the amounts drawn in advance are  kept in safe custody of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and submitted to the FA & CAO/Accounts Officer nominated  by FA & CAO promptly and positively within one month of the drawal of the Advance.

 

9.7        For  expenditure incurred for confidential work, only a declaration by Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) stating that the amount of expenditure incurred on confidential work, shall be treated as a valid voucher for submission  to Accounts Office.  For this purpose, confidential work would  be processing of application forms & related data; setting, printing & supply  of question papers and answer sheets; evaluation of answer sheets, processing of results etc. or any other activity the disclosure of which  (names/addresses of the persons or agency) may lead to malpractices and influence the conduct of free and fair recruitment.  The original bills /vouchers related to confidential work will be retained in the custody of Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) for the period of their codal life.

 

9.8               A separate accommodation of office with sufficient secured storage space with necessary lockers and furniture should be  made available to the Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) and the Cell  under him.

 

9.9        Since the exercise involves movement of highly sensitive and confidential material, adequate transport facilities should   be made available.

 

9.10      Communication facilities including Railway  and MTNL/BSNL Telephones with STD facilities, both in  office and residence of the Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment), Fax facility, internet connection, web-site, Mobile telephones and adequate number of Computers with all peripherals and LAN shall have to be provided.

ANNEXURE-II.

Enclosure to Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)-II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.07.2005.

 

SHORTCOMINGS TO BE GUARDED AGAINST BY DEPTY CPO (RECTT). WHILE RESORTING TO GROUP ‘D’ RECTT.

 

Some of the pitfalls which may lead to major problems and, therefore, need to be kept in mind and guarded against are:

 

  1. Ambiguous and incomplete Employment Notice including format of the application form.
  2. Selection of pre and post examination & printing agencies without adequate care.
  3. Fixing of unsuitable dates for examination that conflict with other major examinations, festival season, social functions, adverse local weather conditions etc.
  4. Not arranging adequate funds in advance.
  5. Poor or lack of co-ordination with the agencies that can lead to inaccuracies in call letters etc.
  6. Inadequate arrangements at inquiry window for the candidates before the examination.
  7. Inadequate/ambiguous Directions to Divisions and examination centers.
  8. Late setting up of question papers and inadequate/confusing directions to printer regarding delivery.
  9. Failing to hand over confidential material to the concerned personnel in time.  Distribution of wrong material in cases of written examination of more than one category on same date.
  10. Leakage of question paper before examination.

 

The above list is only indicative and is not exhaustive.  Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment) has to be a person with sufficient experience and skill to guard against these pitfalls.

 

RBE No.120/2005                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-23 dated 18.7.05   (RBE No.120/05)

 

Sub: Exercise of disciplinary powers in respect of railway servant

transferred from one Railway/Division to another Railway/

Division or Unit etc. – Clarification regarding.

 

A case has come to the notice of this Ministry where disciplinary proceedings against a Railway officer working in Railway Claims Tribunal was instituted by the General Manager of the parent Railway because the alleged misconduct was committed by the officer while working on the Zonal Railway.  The exercise of disciplinary powers as above was not correct because at the time of taking disciplinary action the concerned officer was working under the control of the Chairman, Railway Claims Tribunal who has also been vested with the disciplinary powers in respect of staff/officers working in the Railway Claims Tribunal, in terms of Notification bearing No.GSR 845/E dated 19.9.1989. Since the disciplinary proceedings had been instituted by an authority who was not competent to do so, the proceedings against the concerned officer had to be dropped subsequently.

 

2.       In this connection, attention is invited to instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(D&A)60/RG 6-30 dated 28.7.1962 read with their letters No.E(D&A)65/RG 6-6 dated 1.3.1967 and No.E(D&A)72/RG 6-13 dated 16.10.1973 wherein it had, inter-alia, been laid down that it would be procedurally wrong for an authority to initiate and finalise the disciplinary proceedings against an employee who is not under its administrative control.  These instructions also deal with the situations where a Railway servant commits an offence while working in one Railway administration but the same comes to light only after his transfer to another Railway administration or another division and it comes necessary to take disciplinary action against him for the offence.  Disciplinary action in such cases should be taken by the Railway/Division on which the person concerned might be working at the time of taking disciplinary action in consultation with the Railway/Division where the offence was committed.  The consultation with the parent Railway however, would be limited to obtaining the relevant information/documents which may be required for processing the disciplinary  action.  In a rare case where it is considered necessary that action should be taken by the Railway/ Division where the offence was committed, the Railway servant concerned should be transferred to that Railway/Division which should thereafter only initiate and finalize the disciplinary action.  In other words, disciplinary action by an authority in the parent Railway should be taken only after the Railway servant concerned has been brought under the administrative control of the authority proposing to take action.

 

3.       Further, Rule 15 of RS(D&A) Rules, 1968 specifically provides about the course of action to be taken in respect of Railway employees who are on deputation to Central/State/Local Government or other authority.  Similarly, Rule 16 makes provision about officers on deputation from other Central/State Governments etc. to the Railways.  Roles of Lending Authority and the Borrowing Authority have been clearly specified in these rules.  Provisions contained in these Rules should be kept in view while initiating disciplinary proceedings against the Railway employees on deputation to other departments, etc. or employees belonging to other departments taken on deputation to the Railways.

 

The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned authorities for their guidance and compliance and it may be impressed upon them that they should carefully ascertain their jurisdiction before instituting disciplinary proceedings in a case so that the unfortunate type of situation as has occurred in the case referred to in Para 1 above, could be avoided.

 

 

 

RBE No.118/2005                                                                                                        

Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/4 dated 18.7.2005( RBE No.118/2005)

 

Sub: Regarding reservation in a single post cadre.

Ref :  Board’s letter No.97-E(SCT)I/25/4 dt. 11.1.2002.

          It has since been decided that reservation will not apply to single post cadre. Accordingly, promotions made on ad hoc basis without applying reservation in terms of this Ministry’s letter of even No. dated 11.1.2002 may now be regularized subject to the condition that such promotions were made after following due process of selection or non-selection, as the case may be. Otherwise promotions may now be made on regular basis without applying reservation.

 

Necessary action may be taken accordingly.

 

 

RBE No.126/2005

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 02-08-05 ( RBE No.126/2005)

 

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’

posts on the Railways.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 09-09-04 (RBE No.199/04).

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Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the currency of the relaxation contained in letter of even number dated 10.5.99 (RBE No.99/99) was extended for a period of one  year i.e. upto 03.08.2005.

 

The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided that the relaxation of  03 (three) years  above the prescribed upper age limit for recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts including engagement of Substitutes stands withdrawn w.e.f. 04.08.2005.

 

 

RBE No.123/2005

Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2004/RG6-37 dated 29-07-2005   (RBE No.123/2005)

Sub: Promotion and grant of consequential benefits to Railway servants who are considered for promotion during the pendency of departmental / criminal proceeding and are found suitable and are also subsequently exonerated / acquitted.

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                        Attention is invited to para 3.5 of Board’s letter No. E[D&A]92/RG6-149 [A] dated 21-01-93 which deals with the situation where the disciplinary / criminal proceedings etc. against a non-gazetted railway servant, for whom vacancy had been reserved, is finalised and he is exonerated / acquitted in the proceedings.

 

2.       Para 3.5 referred to above inter-alia provides that, on exoneration or acquittal in the disciplinary / criminal proceedings, the railway servant may be empanelled, enlisted and promoted in his turn.  His pay  on promotion should be fixed by allowing the intervening period during which he could not be promoted due to pendency of disciplinary / criminal proceedings etc., to be counted for increments in the higher grade.  It  further states that the promoting authority will also have to consider the case of the railway servant concerned for grant of arrears of pay with reference to notional promotion given to him and where the promoting authority denies arrears of salary or part of it, it will have to record its reasons for doing so.

 

2.1     Similar provisions also  exist in respect  of gazetted Railway servant in para 3 of Board’s letter No. E[D&A]92/RG6-149 [B] dated 21-01-93.

 

3.       As desired by the staff side, in the Departmental Council meeting under the JCM Scheme held recently, the above provisions, especially those relating to grant of arrears with reference to notional promotion, are reiterated to the railways.  The Railway administrations may please take necessary action to give wide publicity to the  above provisions.

 

RBE No. 127/2005

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/98/RC-1/64/Pt. dated 04-08-05[ RBE No. 127/05]

 

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Special Drive to clear the backlog and holding of “Adalat for Pending Compassionate Appointment Cases”.

 

Hon’ble Minister for Railways in a recent meeting has expressed his concern over the large number of pending compassionate ground appointment cases as also the large number of representations being received in Railway Board’s office from different quarters regarding the delay taking place in finalization of such cases on the Zonal Railways.  It has also been observed that in many cases wherein compassionate ground appointments could have been easily considered as per extant rules, the same was not given for years together resulting in such references being made and dealt at the Railway Board’s level.  In Board’s letter of even number dated 30-07-02, railways have already been advised that the compassionate ground cases should be monitored by Sr.DPO at the Divisional level and the CPO at the Headquarters level.  There is however, an urgent need to give far more focused attention in resolving such pending / current cases with speed, to alleviate the suffering of  such families.

 

2.       Hon’ble Minister for Railways has stressed upon the need for personal attention to be paid by the General Managers for timely and expeditious disposal of such cases.  It has, therefore, been decided to launch a “Special Drive to clear the backlog CG Appointment Cases” so as to ensure that all such cases are finalized latest by 15th Sept. 2005.  The position of pending cases as on 01-08-2005 should be sent immediately to this office.  A progress report should be sent thereafter every fortnight.

 

3.       It has also been decided that on the same lines as “Pension Adalat”, the Railways/Pus should hold “Adalat for Pending Compassionate Appointment Cases”.  This Adalat should be held by ADRM & Sr.DPO at the Divisional level and AGM & CPO at the Headquarters level for pending compassionate ground appointment cases.  To start with, this Adalat may be held on 10th November 2005.  Necessary publicity to this Adalat may also be given through Newspapers and official notices.  Needless to say an effort should be made to consider such cases with more compassion, keeping in view the financial status of the ex-employee as also his dependencies.

 

 

 

RBE No.133/2005

Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2003/PN1/43  dated 10-08-05   (RBE No.133/05)

 

Sub: Grant of life long family pension to mentally retarded or physically crippled or disabled MARRIED sons and daughters of deceased Railway servants – Clarification reg.

 

In terms of Explanation [2] below Rule 75[6] of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 read with para 7.2 [b] of Board’s letter No. F[E]III/97/PN1/22  dated 05-11-1997 dependent sons and daughters of deceased Railway  servants shall be eligible for family pension in their turn till they attain the age of 25 years or upto the date of their marriage / remarriage, whichever is earlier.  However, as per the proviso to the said rule, such of the sons or daughters as are suffering from any disorder or disability of mind including mentally retarded or are physically crippled or disabled so as to render them unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of 25 years, family pension shall be payable to them for life subject to fulfilment of certain conditions stipulated thereunder.  In this context, a query has been raised by one of the Railways about admissibility of family pension to a mentally retarded MARRIED son.  The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified that the MARRIED sons and daughters, who are suffering from any disorder or disability of mind, including mentally retarded or are physically crippled or disabled shall NOT be eligible for family pension.

 

 

RBE No.129/2005

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-98/HRA-6 dated 09-08-2005 (RBE No.129/05)

 

Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/ new Divisions – Regarding

 

The question of extending the currency of the sanction contained in this office letter of even number dated 09-03-2004  has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E[G]2003 QR1-6 dated 24-03-2005 and it has been decided to extend currency of the instructions contained in letter dated 09-03-2004 ibid upto 31-03-2006.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.131/2005

the Railway Board’s letter No.E(LL)2001/HER/9, dt.9.08.2005 (RBE No.131/2005)

 

Sub:   Revision of Railway Servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961

 

Copy of notification (GSR No.75) dated 28.02.2005 in Hindi and English version containing Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005 to amend the Railway Servant (Hours of Employment)Rules, 1961 is sent herewith.

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(Railway Board)

New Delhi, the 28th February, 2005

 

G.S.R. 75.—In exercise of the powers conferred by section 136 of the Railway Act, 1989 (24 of 1989) the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

 

PART-I

  1. Short title, commencement and application—

 

(1)  These rules may be called the Railway Servants (Hours of Work and Period of Rest) Rules, 2005.

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

(3)  The shall apply only to those railway servants to whom Chapter XIV of the Act applies.

 

  1. Definitions:-

 

(1)  ‘Act’ means the Railways Act, 1989 (24 of 1989);

(2)  ‘full-night’ means the period between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m.

(3)  ‘long-on’ means a period of duty over eight hours in the case of ‘intensive’ workers, over ten hours in the case of ‘continuous’ workers and over twelve hours in the case of ‘essentially intermittent’ workers;

(4)  ‘ordinary rate of pay’ includes —

(a)        pay as defined in rule 1303 (F.R.9) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code volume-II (1990 Edition) and includes element of running allowance to the extent of 30 per cent of basic pay in the case of running staff as defined in Rule 1507 of the aforesaid Code;

(b)        Dearness Allowance, Additional Dearness Allowance and Dearness Pay, if any; and

(c)         Compensatory (City) Allowance;

 

(5)  “Railway servants employed in confidential capacity” includes—

(a)        Stenographers working either in a separate confidential cell or attached to the officers in Administrative Offices;

(b)        Cipher Operators;

(c)         Confidential Assistants and Personal Assistants; and

(d)        Any other railway servant who may be specified by the Head of the Railway Administration to have been employed in confidential capacity;

(6)  ‘Regional Labour Commissioner’ means an officer appointed as such by the Government of India in the Ministry of labour by notification in the official gazette;

(7)                          ‘Roadside station’ means a station other than —

(a)                                            an important junction station;

(b)                                            a station with marshalling yard;

(c)                                             an important terminal station;

(d)                                            a station from which trains are ordered as a regular measure; and

(e)                                            a station where a separate goods office under a supervisory Goods Clerk, in the grade of Chief Goods Clerk or of higher rank sanctioned on the basis of workload in that Goods Office has been provided :

 

Provided that the Head of the Railway Administration or the authority to whom he may delegate this power, may draw up a list of road-side stations keeping in view the above definition.

(8)                          ‘roster’ means a document which shows the hours that a railway servant is expected to be on duty every day, the daily as well as weekly rest and break between spells of duty in a day besides other necessary particulars;

(9)                          ‘running staff’ means the staff who are defined to be so in Rule 1507 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume II (1990 Edition);

(10)                     ‘Section’ means a section of this Act;

(11)                     ‘short off’ means a period of rest which is –

(a)                                            in the case of intensive workers:–

(i)             less than 12 hours in a roster of six hour duty; and

(ii)           less than 14 hours in a mixed roster of 6 and 8 hours duty.

 

(b)  in the case of continuous worker-less than 10 hours.

(c)   in the case of essentially intermittent workers – less than 8 hours.

 

(12)                     ‘Split duty’ means duty in two or more spells with intervening breaks each of half or more hour necessitated by exigencies of work and when the employee is free to leave his place of duty.  Intervals for rest and meals shall not be breaks for the purpose of split-duty;

(13)                     ‘sustained attention’ as used in sub-section(b), section 130 implies mental effort.

Explanation:  A Pointsman waiting for the arrival of a train after setting points is required to give sustained attention.  Similarly a Station Master or an Assistant Station Master is generally required to pay sustained attention from the time he gives line clear to the Station in rear till the time the train arrives and again from the time the line clear is asked for to the time the Block Section ahead is cleared.  Wherever circumstances justify a different treatment, the period involving sustained attention may be decided by the Controlling Authority. In case of any doubt, the decision of the Head of the Department shall be final.

 

(14)                     All other words and expressions used but not defined in these rules shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Indian Railway Establishment Code or the Act.

 

PART-II

 

  1. Prescribed authority to classify the employment of railway servant —

 

(1)  The power to declare the employment of railway servants as ‘intensive’ or ‘essentially intermittent’ within the meaning of section 130 shall vest in the Head of the Railway Administration:

 

Provided that the Head of the Railway Administration may, in his discretion, delegate the power vested in him under this sub-rule to the Chief Personnel Officer:

Provided further that during the period of emergency such as flood, accident, the power vested in the competent authority can be exercised by an officer not below the rank of senior scale.

(2)  A copy of every declaration made by the prescribed authority under sub-rule (1) shall, as soon as may be, sent to the Regional Labour Commissioner concerned and, in case the declaration is made by an Officer other than the Head of the Railway Administration, to the head of the Railway Administration or the Chief Personnel Officer, as the case may be.

 

  1. Appeals against classification —

(1)  Any railway servant aggrieved by the declaration of classification made under rule 3 may, within ninety days from the date of such declaration, prefer an appeal to the Regional Labour Commissioner, who after scrutiny or relevant documents of if considered necessary, after a fresh job analysis, may order for a change in the classification.

(2)  Any railway servant or Railway Administration aggrieved by a decision of the Regional Labour Commissioner may, before the expiry of ninety days from the date on which the decision of the Regional Labour Commissioner is communicated to him, prefer an appeal to the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Labour who will dispose it of after hearing the parties concerned.

  1. Supervisory Staff —

(1)        The Ministry of Labour shall, by order in writing, specify the railway servants or classes of Railway servants who shall be treated as supervisory staff under sub-clause (iv) of clause (c) of Section 130 on the ground that the Railway servants holds a position of responsibility, is employed on duties mainly of a supervisory character and is, from the nature of his work and position, comparatively free to adjust his hours of duty or work during such hours:

Provided that the railway servants who on the date of publication of these rules are treated as supervisory staff under the rules shall continue to be treated as such until the orders specifying the railway servants or classes of railway servants as supervisory staff is issued under this sub-rule.

(2)        A copy of every such order issued under sub-rule (1) shall be furnished to the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi.

 

  1. Excluded staff:

 

The following categories of staff of the Health and Medical Department shall be treated as ‘excluded’ under sub-clause(v) of Section 130, names:-

(a)              Matrons;

(b)              Sisters-in-charge;

(c)               Midwives who are not posted on regular shift duty in Railway Hospitals;

(d)              Health Educators and District Extension Educators (Male and Female)

(e)              Family Planning Field Workers (Male and Female);

(f)                Lady Health Visitors;

(g)              Auxiliary Nurses-cum-Midwives;

(h)              Projectionists;

 

In addition to the above, the Ministry of Railways may be by order in writing specify any other category of railway staff in any of the Departments of the Indian Railways who shall be treated as “Excluded” on the consideration that such staff are available on call.

 

 

  1. Criteria for determining classification of railway servants:-

(1)  Continuous:  All employments of Railway servants except those excluded from the purview of the Hours of Employment Regulations are assumed to be ‘Continuous’.  Thereafter, on the basis of factual job analysis the employment may be classified either as ‘intensive’ or ‘essentially intermittent’, as the case may be.

(2)  Intensive:  The two important factors in declaring an employment as ‘Intensive’ under Clause (d) of Section 130 of the Act are :–

(a)                       strenuous nature of the work tending to cause mential or physical strain; and

(b)                      continuous application to such work with little or no periods of relaxation.

Explanation I: The term ‘continued concentration’ in clause (d) of the Section 130 is intended to convey that the attention demanded of the Railway servant concerned for a particular nature of job should be exclusive not to allow any other thought or idea to enter the mind and must be such nature as to cause strain (physical or mental or both) upon the Railway servant concerned as a result of continuous application to such work over certain period without reasonable periods of respite.  Thus, having regard to the entire period of duty and nature of work, the prescribed authority shall, before declaring any employment as ‘Intensive’, satisfy itself that the above factors are present in the job concerned.  In other words, the prescribed authority shall consider whether the job is of such a character that it demands continued concentration without any reasonable periods of relaxation.

 

Explanation II:  Factor (ii) should be considered to have been satisfied where the periods of rest, inaction or relaxation do not aggregate 6 hours or more in a cycle of 24 hours or one hour or more in a shift of 8 hours.

 

(3)  Essentially Intermittent:

The work of an employee is to be regarded as ‘essentially intermittent’ if his daily duty hours which should be assumed to be twelve hours per day include—

(a)              one period of inaction of not less than one hours, or two such periods of not less than half an hour each, and

(b)              various periods of inaction including the period of inaction specified in Clause (a) aggregating 50 percent or more, during which he is not generally called upon to display either physical activities or sustained attention.

Note:  In assessing the work-load of the ‘essentially intermittent’ classification in accordance with sub-section(b) of Section 130, periods of inaction of less than 5 minutes shall be ignored.

 

  1. Fixation of hours of work—

The hours of a Railway servant as per roster (hereinafter referred to as the rostered hours of work) may be continuous or may have short interval for rest, or breaks due to exigencies of service or deployment.

(1)  Subject to the limit specified in section 132 and having regard to the requirements of the service and the nature of work, the Railway Administration shall fix the normal rostered hours of work for the various categories of railway servants in the matter indicated in these rules.

 

(2)  The rostered hours of work of Railway servants shall consist of —

 

(a)              standard hours of duty;

(b)              additional hours as may be prescribed in the case of certain categories classified as essentially intermittent; and

(c)               time required to do preparatory or complementary work or both for those who are required to do such work.

(3)  The standard hours of duty for different classes of employment of Railway servants shall be as under:-

(a)  Intensive                    ….      42 hours week;

(b)  Continuous                 ….      48 hours a week; and

(c)  Essentially Intermittent          ….      48 hours a week;

 

 

(4)   (a) Railway servants having essentially intermittent class of employment shall be called upon to work as per rule 8(2) (ii) additional hours as indicated below:-

(i) Gatemen ‘C’, Caretakers of Rest Houses and Reservoirs etc., Chowkidars and Saloon Attendants.  

 

 

24 additional hours per week

(ii) Railway servants posted to work in Essentially Intermittent employment at road-side stations and provided with residential quarters within 0.5 Kms. From their place of duty.
(iii) Rest of the employees posted to work in Essentially Intermittent class of employment - 12 additional hours per week

(b)  Such additional hours of work shall be reflected in the duty rosters of the Railway servants concerned.

 

(5)  The time required by various categories of staff to do preparatory or complementary work or both, which includes the work of handing over and taking over charge, must necessarily be carried out outside the limits laid down for general working of an establishment, branch or shift and shall be determined by means of job analysis of such work in respect of representative posts in respective categories.

(6)  The time determined under sub-rule (5) shall be added to the standard hours of duty of the staff in all the various classifications subject to maximum limit prescribed below:-

(a)  when employment is intensive         …       3 hours a week;

(b)  when employment is continuous   …          6 hours a week;

(c)    when employment is essentially intermittent:–

(i) Gatemen ‘C’, Caretakers of Rest Houses and Reservoirs, Chowkidars, Saloon Attendants and those posted at road-side stations and provided with residential quarters within 500 metres from their place of duty

 

3 hours a week;

(ii) Railway servants other than those mentioned in sub-clause (i)

4 ½ hours a week;

 

(7)  The time required for preparatory or complementary work by the running staff shall be deemed to be 4 hours a week.

(8)  Where Railway servants are required to perform split-duty, such duty shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:—

 

(a)              The spells of duty shall not exceed three and the number of breaks shall be limited to two.

(b)              In the case of an employment of ‘continuous’ nature, the railway servant whose place of residence is beyond 1.6 kilometers from the place of duty, seven hours of split-duty shall be treated as equivalent to eight hours of normal duty.

(9)  While preparing rosters, ‘long on’ or ‘short off’ shall, accordingly, be avoided.

(10)                        Where, in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (4) of Section 132 or sub-section (3) of section 133 and in the circumstances mentioned therein, a Railway servant is called upon by an order of temporary exemption made under Rule 9 below by the competent authority to render duty beyond the hours of work fixed in accordance with the foregoing sub-rules or beyond the hours prescribed in Sub-section (1), (2) and (3) of the Section 132, it shall be the duty of the Railway Servant concerned to render such extra hours as duty.

 

 

  1. Power to make temporary exemption

 

(1)  Subject to the provisions of sub-section (4) of Section 132 and of sub-section (3) of Section 133, Head of a Railway Administration may by order in writing make temporary exemption of any Railway servant or class or Railway servants from the provisions of sub-section (1), (2) and (3) of Section 132 and sub-section (1) of Section 133.

(2)  The Head of Railway Administration may by order in writing delegate his powers under sub-rule (1) to any officer subordinate to him and whom he may deem fit to exercise the powers.

(3)  A copy of every order of delegation made sub-rule (2) shall be sent to the Regional Labour Commissioner concerned.

 

10. Principle of averaging and payment of overtime allowance—

 

(1)  Where a Railway servant is required to render extra hours of duty beyond the rostered hours fixed in accordance with rule 8 or beyond the limits specified for different classes of Railway servant under section 132, he shall be paid overtime for such extra hours of work, subject to the principle of averaging as specified in sub-rule (2).

(2)  Averaging shall be done by averaging of the hours of work over the periods as specified in Section 132 which has been adopted to provide a reasonable measure of clasticity as essential in railway working for certain classes of Railway servants and it shall apply to —

(i)                running staff;

(ii)              operating staff;

(iii)            shift workers; and

(iv)            those other Railway servants whose work is connected with the work of any of the categories of Railway servants mentioned in clause (i), (ii) and (iii).

 

Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section 132, payment of overtime for excess hours of work shall be made as under:-

 

(i)    For the excess hours of work rendered by a Railway servant between the limits of prescribed rostered hours of work and the hours prescribed in Section 132, during the relevant averaging period, payment shall be made at 1 ½ times the ordinary rate of pay; and

(ii)              for the excess hours of work rendered beyond the limits prescribed in Section 132, payment shall be made at two times the ordinary rate of pay.

 

(4)     The hourly rte of overtime shall be worked out on the basis of rostered hours over the relevant averaging period as under:-

 

(i) Hourly rate of Pay (for staff government by Averaging Principle)

Period of averaging

No. of rostered hours of work in the averaging period

 

X

1/30 of monthly ordinary rate of pay
(ii) Hourly rate of pay (for those not governed by Averaging Principle)

1

No. of daily rostered hours of work

X 1/30 of monthly ordinary rate of pay

 

 

 

  1. Register of extra hours of work:

 

The particulars of all extra hours of work done by a Railway servant beyond the prescribed roster hours of duty shall be recorded in a register to be maintained in Form`A’ appended to these rules by the officer authorized in this behalf by the Head of the Railway Administration.

 

12.Periodic Rest:

 

1.   Railway servant whose employment is Intensive or Continuous shall be granted every week commencing on a Sunday, rest of not less than thirty consecutive hours and whose employment is Essentially Intermittent, shall be granted rest of not less than twenty four consecutive hours including a full night.

2. No Railway Servant classified as Intensive, Continuous or Essentially Intermittent shall be called on duty unless one has had a rest of not less than 12, 10,8 consecutive hours respectively after completion of the previous tour of duty. Such rest shall be given as far as possible through the employment of rest givers and the rest givers so provided shall be separate for Continuous and Essentially Intermittent categories.

 

3. Locomotive or traffic running staff shall be granted, each month, a rest of atleast five periods of not less than twenty-two consecutive hours each, or a rest of four periods of not less than thirty consecutive hours each including a full night. The hours of work for this purpose shall be calculated from “Signing On” to “Signing Off”.

 

4.The locomotive and traffic running staff shall not normally be away from headquarters for more than three or four days at a stretch and the periodic rest for such staff shall be given at  headquarters. Rest at headquarters shall always include a night in bed, and as far as possible be once in every ten days.

 

5.Staff on duty in running trains, other than locomotive and traffic running staff such as Travelling Pay Clerks and Catering Staff attached to Restaurant Cars shall be given periodic rest on the scale and in the manner laid down for the locomotive and traffic running staff. Some portion of the periodic rest may, however, be given away from their headquarters having regard to their length of trips.

 

6. The working hours and periodic rest of marine staff, other than those who are governed by the Factories Act shall be regulated in the same manner as those of running staff.

 

7. In accordance  with clause (ii) of sub-section (2) of Section 133 of the Act, the Head of the Railway Administration may, with the prior approval of the Ministry of Railways, specify the categories of railway servants to whom the periods of rest on scales less than those laid sown under sub-section (1) of the said section can be prescribed.

 

13. Compensatory periods of rest:

No railway servant in respect of whom an exemption has been made under rule 9 shall be required to work for more than fourteen days without a period of rest and shall be provided with compensatory rest within this period.

 

PART III

AUTHORITIES TO ENSURE PROPER IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER XIV OF THE ACT AND THE RULES

 

14 Appointment of Supervisors:-

The supervisors of Railway labour shall be appointed by the Ministry of Labour. The manner of their appointment and the educational qualifications etc., prescribed for the purpose will be as laid down by the Ministry of Labour from time to time.

 

 

15. Display of rules and notices_

 

Ever;y Railway Administration shall display in a conspicuous place-

(a)            Where the railway servant work, notices specifying the classification of employment of railway servants, the duration of their hours of employment, their period of rest and rosters; and

(b)           In each station or other establishment, a copy of Chapter XIV of the Act and these rules in English, Hindi and in local language.

 

16. Annual Return:

 

Ever;y Railway Administration shall send each financial year a return in Form `B’ appended to these rules, so as to reach the Regional Labour Commissioner not later than  the 15th day of May following the end of the financial year to which it relates.

 

 

PART-IV

 

17.    Power to make modification in special cases-

 

(1)                 notwithstanding  anything provided in these Rules, in the interest of efficient working of the Railways, there are certain conditions of special nature necessitating an immediate modification of any conditions laid down under these rules to suit local conditions, such modifications which are not inconsistent with any provisions of Chapter XIV of the Act, may be effected with prior approval of the Ministry of Railways.

 

(2)              A copy of each such modification shall be sent to the Regional Labour Commissioner concerned.

(3)              If any railway servant is adversely affected by any such modification made under sub-rule (1), he may prefer an appeal before the expiry of 90 days from the date of effecting such modification to the Ministry of Railways whose decision thereon shall be final.

 

PART-V

Repeal and saving

  1. 18.                  The Railway servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961 and any orders issued thereunder in sofar as they are inconsistent with these rules, are hereby repealed; provided that

 

(1)   such repeal shall not affect the previous operation of the said rules or any orders made or anything done or any action taken thereunder;

(2)   nothing in these rules shall be construed as depriving any person to whom these rules apply, of any right of appeal which had accrued to him under the rules or orders in force before the commencement of these rules.

(3)   An appeal pending at the commencement of these rules against an order made before such commencement shall be considered and orders thereon shall be made in accordance with these rules as if such orders were made and the appeals preferred under these rules.

(4)   As from the commencement of these rules any appeal or application for review against any orders made before such commencement, shall be preferred or made under these rules as if such orders were made under these rules.

 

 

(File No.E(LL)2001/HER

V.N.MATHUR,               Secy.Railway Board

 

Footnote:  The Railway Servants (Hours of Employment) Rules, 1961 were published vide G.S.R. 40 dated 6.01.1962 and amended vide G.S.R. 430 dated 26.03.77.

 

 

RBE No.124/2005                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(G)2005 EC 2-3 dated 3.8.05 (RBE No.124/2005)

 

Sub: Creation of the post of Ticket Checking staff.

 

The issue of filling up of vacancies and creation of additional posts of Ticket Checking Staff has been under consideration of Board for quite some time.  The matter was discussed in the full Board Meeting held on 23.6.2005 wherein the following decision was taken:

 

“Board approved for filling up of the existing vacancies in Ticket Checking staff following the extant rules and procedures.  Board also approved that surplus staff among departments may be screened by a Committee of officers headed by Sr.DCM to fill up the vacancies in Ticket Checking staff.

 

In regard to creation of additional posts of Ticket Checking staff, Board agreed to the proposal of finding 50% matching surrender from the vacancy banks of the respective GMs and rest 50% to be provided by the Railway Board”.

 

As per the above decision, in the event of difficulty in finding matching surrender for the purpose sof creation of post of Ticket Checking staff as per the yardsticks laid down, the required number of posts can be created by utilizing 50% of the matching surrender from the vacancy bank of the Zonal Railway and for the remaining 50% matching surrender, a proposal should be sent to Railway Board requesting for providing the remaining 50% of the matching surrender from Board’s vacancy bank.

 

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

RBE No.125/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W)95/UN1/19 dated 8.8.05   (RBE No.125/05)

 

UNIFORM CIRCULAR No. 2/2005

 

Sub: Supply of cloth and payment of stitching charges to Public Image Categories.

 

Instructions prescribing length of cloth to be supplied to the Public Image Categories were issued vide Board’s letter of even No.dt.21.3.02. The length of cloth for overcoat has been indicated therein as 1.850 meters for normal size and 2.20 meters for special size.

 

2.       Arising out of demand from Zonal Railways and the Federations that length of cloth of 2.20 meters being provided for overcoat is quite inadequate and that the length of cloth should be 2.50 meters, the case has been examined by Board and it has been decided that length of cloth for overcoat may be supplied to the eligible Public Image Category employees as under:-

 

Overcoat 1.850 Meters

(normal size)

2.50 meters

(Special size)

 

3.       Other terms and conditions for supply of cloth and payment of stitching charges will remain the same as indicated in the Dress Regulations, 2004.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.128/2005                  

Board’s Lt. .No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dt:5.8.2005 (RBE No.128/2005)

Training Manual Correction slip No.4/2005

 

          Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

In continuation of Board’s letter .of even number dated 25-1-2005 issued under RBE No. 14/2005, the following two training centres included under ‘ Other Training Centres’ at S.Nos. 171 and 216 have  been deleted.

 

i]      Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SC Rly. [S.No. 171]

ii]       Electric Loco Training Centre/Asansol/E. Rly  [ S.No. 216]

 

 

The above two training centres already exist under ‘Main Training Centres’ as Electric Training Centre, Asansol/E. Rly [S.No. 30] and Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SC Rly.  [S.No. 43], respectively.

 

Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the ‘Manual of Management on Training’ [Edition 1998] as per Correction Slip No. 4/2005 and the revised list of training centres [Appendix I] is enclosed with the correction slip.  This supersedes all other lists issued earlier.

 

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING [JUNE 1998]

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 4/2005

 

Appendix-I of the Manual on Management of Training [Edition – 1998] may be replaced with the attached list.

{Authority: Board’s Lt. .No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dt:5.8.2005]

 

(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.4/2005)

NAMES OF MAIN TRAINING CENTRES AND OTHER TRAINING CENTRES

MAIN TRAINING CENTRES:

 

1.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhusawal/CR

2.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhuli/ER

  1. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Chandausi/NR
  2. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Muzaffarpur/ECR

5.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar Jn/NFR

6.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR

7.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR

8.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER

9.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR

 

10. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE

11. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER

12. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR

13. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER

14. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR

15. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR

16. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR

17. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER

18. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR

 

19. S&T Training Centre/Byculla/CR

20. S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER

21. S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER

22. S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR

23. S&T Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER

24. S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR

25. S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR

26. S&T Training Centre/Maula-Ali/SCR

27. S&T Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER

28. S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati/WR

 

  1. Electrical Training Centre/Thakurli/CR
  2. Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  3. Electrical Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  4. Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  5. Electrical Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
  6. Electrical Training Centre/Avadi/SR
  7. Electrical Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  8. Electrical Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  9. Electrical Training Centre/Tatanagar/SER
  10. Electrical Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
  11. Electrical Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  12. Electrical Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR

 

  1. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  2. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  3. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  4. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  5. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR

 

  1. Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
  2. Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
  3. Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
  4. Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  5. Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
  6. Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
  7. Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
  8. Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
  9. Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  10. Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
  11. Jagjivan Ram RPF Training Centre/Lucknow/NR

 

OTHER TRAINING CENTRES:

 

  1. Area Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  2. Area Training Centre/Bhusawal/CR
  3. Area Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  4. Area Training Centre/ Lower Parel/WR
  5. Area Training Centre/Bandra/WR
  6. Area Training Centre/Junagadh/WR
  7. Area Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  8. Area Training Centre/Mhow/WR
  9. Area Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  10. Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  11. Area Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
  12. Area Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
  13. Area Training Centre/Bandikui/NWR
  14. Area Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
  15. Area Training Centre/Kota/WCR
  16. Area Training Centre/Damoh/WCR
  17. Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
  18. Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR

 

  1. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mathunga/CR
  2. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mumbai/CR
  3. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Bhusawal/CR
  4. Basic Training Centre(Electr)/Mathunga/CR
  5. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Bhusawal/CR
  6. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Parel/CR
  7. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Kurla/CR
  8. Basic Training Centre/Manmad/CR
  9. Basic Training Centre/Nasik/CR
  10. Basic Training Centre(ELW)/Bhusawal/CR
  11. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
  12. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
  13. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Kalyan/CR
  14. Basic Training Centre(Car shed)/Kurla/Mumbai/CR
  15. Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
  16. Basic Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  17. Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  18. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Alambag/Lucknow/NR
  19. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Amritsir/NR
  20. Basic Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  21. Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
  22. Basic Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  23. Basic Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  24. Basic Training Centre/Erode/SR
  25. Basic Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  26. Basic Training Centre/Engg/Arakkonam/Sr
  27. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
  28. Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  29. Basic Training Centre/Tiruchhirapalli/SR
  30. Basic Training Centre(Elec/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
  31. Basic Training Centre/Guntupalli/SCR
  32. Basic Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  33. Basic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  34. Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
  35. Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  36. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Lower Parel/Mumbai/WR
  37. Basic Training Centre/Dahod/WR
  38. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
  39. Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mantreswar/ECOR
  40. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jhansi/NCR
  41. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Jhansi/NCR
  42. Basic Training Centre(WWS)/Jhansi/NCR
  43. Basic Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  44. Basic Training Centre/Bikaner./NWR
  45. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajmer/NWR
  46. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ajmer/NWR
  47. Basic Training Centre(TRD)/Ajni/SECR
  48. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/SECR
  49. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajni/SECR
  50. Basic Training Centre/Hubli/SWR
  51. Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  52. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
  53. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jabalpur/WCR
  54. Basic Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  55. Basic Training Centre(TRS)/Itarsi/WCR
  56. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
  57. Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
  58. Basic Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

  1. BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
  2. BOXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR

 

  1. C&W Training Centre/Tikiapara/ER
  2. C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  3. C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
  4. C&W Training Centre/Ambala/NR
  5. C&W Training Centre/Amritsar/NR
  6. C&W Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  7. C&W Training Centre/Rewari/NR
  8. C&W Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  9. C&W Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  10. C&W Training Centre/Izatnager/NER
  11. C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
  12. C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER
  13. C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  14. C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
  15. C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
  16. C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  17. C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
  18. C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  19. C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  20. C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  21. C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
  22. C&W Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  23. C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  24. C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  25. C&W Training Centre/Visakpatnam/ECOR
  26. C&W Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  27. C&W Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  28. C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  29. C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  30. C&W Training Centre/Miraj/SWR
  31. C&W Training Centre/Dharwar/SWR

 

  1. Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
  2. Bridge Staff Training Centre/Tuglakabad/NR
  3. Permanent Way Training Centre/Sadulpur/NR
  4. Permanent Way Training Centre/Shamli/NR
  5. Permanent Way Training Centre/Haridwar/NR
  6. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  7. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jalandhar/NR
  8. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  9. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lzatnagar/NER
  10. Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  11. Permanent Way Training Centre/Palghat/SR
  12. Permanent Way Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
  13. Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
  14. Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  15. Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
  16. Permanent Way Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  17. Permanent Way Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  18. Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  19. Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  20. Permanent Way Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  21. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
  22. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  23. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  24. Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
  25. Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR

 

  1. Transportation Training Centre/Ferozpur/NR
  2. Transportation Training Centre/Kalka/NR
  3. Transportation Training Centre/Kurukshetra/NR
  4. Transportation Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  5. Transportation Training Centre/Shajahanpur/NR
  6. Transportation Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
  7. Transportation Training Centre/Shoranur/SR
  8. Transportation Training Centre/Erode/SR
  9. Transportation Training Centre/Adra/SER
  10. Transportation Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
  11. Transportation Training Centre/Subedargani/Allahabad/NCR
  12. Transportation Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  13. Transportation Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR

 

  1. Traffic Training Centre/Madupur/ER
  2. Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  3. Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
  4. Traffic Training Centre/Shrirangapattana/SWR
  5. Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  6. Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
  7. Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR

 

  1. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhusawal/CR
  2. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Daund/CR
  3. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Nagpur/CR
  4. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Kamak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
  5. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Beliaghata/ER
  6. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Aishbag/NER
  7. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Tinsukia/NFR
  8. Divisional Training Centre(Engg./Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
  9. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
  10. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Lumding/NFR
  11. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Ajmer/NWR
  12. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bandikui/NWR
  13. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhopal/WCR
  14. Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
  15. Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  16. Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
  17. Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  18. Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
  19. Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  20. Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
  21. Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  22. Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
  23. Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
  24. Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  25. Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  26. Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  27. Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

  1. Diesel Drivers’ Training  Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  2. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Patratu/ER
  3. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Andal/ER
  4. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Burdwab/ER
  5. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Howrah/ER
  6. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/ Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
  7. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ludhiana/NR
  8. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Shakur Basti/Delhi/NR
  9. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
  10. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Gonda/NER
  11. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Malda/NFR
  12. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guwahati/NFR
  13. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Siliguri/NFR
  14. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  15. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
  16. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Kazipet/SCR
  17. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  18. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  19. Diesel Training  School/Rourkela/SER
  20. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Sabarmati/Ahmedabad/WR
  21. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
  22. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bandra/WR
  23. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ratlam/WR
  24. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Abu Road/WR
  25. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR
  26. Diesel Training  Centre/Visakhapatnam/ECOR
  27. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
  28. Diesel Traction Training  Centre(NG)/Nagpur/SECR
  29. Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/SECR
  30. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  31. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
  32. Diesel Traction Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  33. Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR

 

  1. Electric Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  2. Electric Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  3. Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
  4. Electrical Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  5. Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  6. OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  7. Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  8. Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
  9. Traction Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  10. TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
  11. TRD Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  12. Technical Training Centre(Electrical)/Hubli/SWR
  13. Divisional Training Centre/Moradabd/NR

 

  1. RPF Training Centre/Kurduwadi/CR
  2. RPF Training Centre/Ddhanbad/ECR
  3. RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  4. RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR
  5. RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR
  6. RPF Training Centre/Maula-ali/SCR
  7. RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER
  8. RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  9. RPSF Training Centre/Gorakhpur
  10. Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  11. Thermit Welding  Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  12. Technical Training Centre/Metro Rail/Kolkata
  13. NDT Training Centre/RDSO/Lucknow.

***

Board’s letter No. E[W]2003/PS5-8/1 dated 12-08-05  .

 

Sub: Family Identity Cards to retiring / retired railway employees

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 01-01-04

***

 

As per extant instructions regarding issue of Family Identity Card to retiring/retired railway employees in case railway employees have not been issued Family Identity Card at the time of retirement, the present pass issuing section have been authorised to issue Family Identity Card on the basis of details available with them.  Complaints have been received  that in the absence of Family Identity Card with the widows, they are being called to headquarters office for completing the requisite formalities for issue of Widow Passes.  It has, time and again, been reiterated that railway employees should be issued Family Identity Cards invariably at the time of their retirement to enable them/ their widows to obtain Post Retirement Complimentary Pass / Widow Pass from the station from where they opt to take the passes.

 

2.       The matter has again been considered and it is advised that in case there are still widows without Family Identity Card, Personnel Inspector / Welfare Inspector should be deputed to their residences for completing the formalities for issue of Widow Pass instead of calling them to headquarters’ office.  It may also please be ensured that retired employees / widows do not face any difficulty in getting their Post Retirement Complimentary Pass / Widow Pass from the place of their choice.

 

3.       The above instructions may please be given wide  publicity so as to mitigate the avoidable grievances of the retired / retiring employees.

RBE No.130/2005

   Board’s letter No. E(G)91 AL6-1 dated 16.8.05 (RBE No.130/05)

 

Sub: Messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railway.

General Guidelines.

 

The question regarding issue of fresh guidelines on messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railways has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways.  A Committee was also constituted by the Board to make recommendations in this behalf.  After considering the recommendations of the Committee, Board have taken the following decisions:-

 

(i)                The system of fixation of ceiling on expenditure and recovery of messing charges from the probationers and in service officers undergoing training in the CTIs should be discontinued.

(ii)              The mess in the CTIs should function as a private establishment, self-managed and self-financing.  The plant & machinery and equipment required by the mess in the CTIs should be provided by the Administration.  While petty repairs and contingencies costing upto Rs.500/- per item should be met from the mess fund, expenditure on repairs and contingencies costing above Rs.500/- per item should be undertaken by the Administration. No charges towards water, cess, rent and overheads should be recovered.  These may be considered as part of the infrastructure.

(iii)            A subsidy of Rs.200/-p.m. probationer undergoing training shall be granted uniformally in all CTIs including RSC, Vadodra towards establishment overheads.  In the case of in service officers, such a subsidy is not permissible since they are in receipt of T.A.   The element of establishment overheads should be collected at the same rate from the in service officers on proportionate basis for the duration of their stay in the CTIs.

(iv)            All officers should pay the messing charges directly to the mess before being relieved from the training courses.  In the case of in service officers, 100% T.A. claim may be allowed.

(v)              The entire set up of staff should be engaged and managed by a contractor.  No departmental staff such as Cooks, Bearers, Cleaners etc. should be made available to the mess. IRICEN, Pune and IRIEEN, Nasik in which a large and major compliment of staff, and IRIMEE, in which a portion of the staff in the mess are departmental should review the present system and resort to contract leasing as in the case of other CTIs.

(vi)            The departmental staff wherever engaged in the mess in the CTIs should be suitably re-deployed.

(vii)          The management of the mess should be the responsibility of the Mess Committee, which should consist of duly elected probationers to the extent of 2/3rd and the balance 1/3rd should be from the faculty.  The Head of the CTIs should nominate the Faculty representatives.

(viii)        Guest charges should be fixed by each CTI on cost plus basis.

(ix)            A six monthly Audit of the mess accounts should be ensured through Associate Finance of the CTIs concerned and suitable honorarium paid.  The rates of the honorarium should be worked out by RSC/Vadodara in consultation with their associate Finance and applied uniformally in all CTIs.  The mess should function on no-profit no loss basis taken on annually basis and profits, if any, left over should be transferred to Railway earnings.

 

The above guidelines are issued in super-session of all existing instructions on the subject.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.134/2005

Board’s letter No. E(NG) I-2005/PM1/31 dated 12.8.05  (RBE No.134/05)

 

Sub:    Timely filling up of non-gazetted promotional posts – maintenance of

Calendar for selections/suitability/trade test – filling up of

promotional quota vacancies in Safety categories.           

 

In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-87/PM1/4 dt.18.08.1987 and letter No.E(NG)I-87/PM1/14 dt.22.7.1988 Zonal Railways are required to draw up a calendar for conducting selections for various grades to help them plan various activities connected with selections and to ensure better compliance of Board’s orders regarding holding of selections at regular intervals.  These instructions have been reiterated by this Ministry from time to time and lastly vide letter No.E(NG)I/2003/PM1/35 dt.04.12.2003.

 

In the General Managers’ Meeting held on 14.6.2005 concern has been expressed on the large number of vacancies in safety categories which are as high as 21% on one of the Zonal Railways.  It has been emphasized that urgent priority should be accorded to filling up of vacancies in safety categories.

 

Board accordingly desire that the extant instructions regarding drawing up of a calendar for holding selections/suitability/trade test should be followed scrupulously by the Railways so that the vacancies in the promotional grades in general and Safety Categories in particular are filled up in regular manner as per the prescribed procedure.

 

 

 

RBE No.135/2005                                                                            

Board’s letter No. .E(D&A)2004/RG6-26 dated 12.8.05   (RBE No.135/05)

 

Sub: En-masse transfer of Catering staff from Railways to IRCTC

on deemed deputation – pending DAR cases – regarding.

 

Ref: IRCTC’s letters No.2003/IRCTC/HRD/D&AR dated 9.6.2004 and 13.7.2005.

 

The issue as to how to deal with the disciplinary cases of Railway servants; who have been transferred en-masse to IRCTC on deemed deputation in respect of the alleged offences committed by them during their service on their parent Railway, has been considered by the Board.  It has been decided that IRCTC should take disciplinary action against Railway servants who are on deemed deputation to IRCTC even in respect of offences committed by them during their service on the Railways.  IRCTC should therefore, take further action in accordance with Rule 15 of RS(D&A0 Rules.  In case no chargesheet has yet been issued, the same may be issued by the appropriate authority in IRCTC.  Necessary action may be taken accordingly.

 

RBE No.136/2005  

Board’s letter No. .E(NG)I-2004/PM9/6 dated 16.8.05  (RBE No.136/2005)

 

Sub: Promotion of App.III (IREM) passed candidates as SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA

Relaxation of 2 years minimum service for promotion.

 

In terms of para 171(6) of IREM Vol.I, 1989 as modified vide ACS No.17 issued under this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-91/PM9/13 dated 30.12.1994, the posts in the category of SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA in grade Rs.6500-10500 are required to be filled by promotion of App.III qualified Accounts Assistants in the pay scale of Rs.1400-2600/Rs.5500-9000 after they have put in a minimum of two years service in the grade (according to the group for which they opt).  Whenever such App.III qualified Accounts Assistant become due for promotion, persons who might have passed in earlier examinations but who did not satisfy the condition of the minimum two years service in the immediate lower grade are also considered eligible for promotion direct from the grade in which they are working.  However, if no junior is eligible for promotion because of non-fulfillment of condition of two years in the immediate lower grade, the seniors have to wait for completion of requisite service.

 

It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that the above provisions are resulting in a situation in which even though the posts are lying vacant in grade Rs.6500-10500 and Appendix III qualified staff are also available they can not be promoted because they are not working in the immediate lower grade of Accounts Assistant in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 but are working in grade (s) lower than the grade of Accounts Assistant e.g. JAA in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 or Accounts Clerks in pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 and none of their junior having passed App.III Exam. Later is also eligible for such promotion.

 

The matter has been considered by this Ministry and it ahas been decided that in order to avoid the above anomalous situation App.III qualified staff may be promoted to the post of SO(A/Cs)ISA/TIA( according to the group for which they opt) direct from the grade in which they are working strictly according to position in the Appendix III panel.

 

Accordingly, para 171(6) of IREM, Vol.I,1989 Edition is amended as per ACS No.175 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME I 1989 EDITION

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.175

CHAPTER I, SECTION B, SUB-SECTION-III

 

  1. Substitute the following for the existing para 171(6):-

 

“171(6): The posts in the next higher grade of Section Officers (Accounts), Inspector of Store Accounts (ISA) and Traveling Inspector of Accounts (TIA) in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 will be filled by promotion of App.III qualified staff (according to the group for which they opt) strictly according to order in the Appendix III panel and direct from the grade in which they are working”.

 

 

RBE No.140/2005

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/94/RR-1/29 dated 26-08-2005  (RBE No.140/2005)

 

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts on the Railways.

****

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 02-08-2005 [RBE No. 126/2005], withdrawing the relaxation of 03 [three] years above the prescribed upper age limit for recruitment to all Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts including engagement of  Substitutes with effect from 04-08-2005.  The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that the currency of relaxation contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 10-05-99 [RBE 99/99] may be extended further for a period of 06 [six months] i.e. up to 03-02-2006.  These orders will take effect from 04-08-2005.

 

It has also been decided that indents  placed after issuance of Board’s letter dated 02-08-2005 ibid may be suitably amended.

 

 

 

RBE No.139/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/13/2 dt. 22-08-05 (RBE No.139/05)

 

Sub: Monetary incentive in the form of Training Allowance to faculty members deputed to Training Centres for  Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff.

 

Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter No. E(MPP)2002/13/3 dated 24.1.2003 (RBE No. 21/2003) wherein sanction of the Ministry of Railways was communicated for grant of training allowance to the various training centres.

 

2.       The Ministry of Railways had been considering 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 from the field for the purpose of imparting training in the following 114 training centres may be granted Training Allowance @ 15% in terms of extant orders:-

 

 

 

 
CENTRAL RAILWAY
1) Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
2) Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhuwasal/CR
3) Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Ajni/CR
4) Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/CR
5) Basic Training Centre(ELW/Bhusaval/CR
6) Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
7) Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
8) Basic Training Centre(ELS/Kalyan/CR
9) Basic Training Centre/Kurla Car Shed/Mumba/CR
10) Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Bhusawal/CR
11) Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Daund/CR
12) Divisional Training Centre /Karnak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
13) Divisional Engineering Training Centre/Nagpur/CR
 

EASTERN RAILWAY

14) Engineering Training Centre/Beliaghata/ER
15) BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
16) Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
17) C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
18) C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
19) Diesel Traction Training Centre/Andal/ER
20) Diesel Traction Training Centre/Burdwan/ER
21) Diesel Traction Training Centre/Howrah/ER
22) Traffic Training Centre/Madhupur/ER
 

NORTHERN RAILWAY

23) Bridge Staff Training Centre /Tuglakabad/NR
24) Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
 

NORTH EASTERN RAILWAY

25) Engineering Training Centre/Aishbag/Lucknow/NER
26) Permanent Way Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
27) Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
28) C&W Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
29) C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
30) C&W Training Centre/Barelly city/NER
31) C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
32) RPSF Trg.Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
 

NORTHEAST FRONTIER RAILWAY

33) Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Tinsukia/NFR
34) Divisional Training Centre (Engineering/Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
35) Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Alipurduar Jn./NFR
36) Divisional Training Centre (Engineering)/Lumding/NFR
 

SOUTHERN RAILWAY

37) Basic Training Centre(Engg)Arakkonam/SR
38) Basic Training Centre(Loco)Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
39) Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
40) Basic Training Centre/Tiruchirapally/SR
41) Basic Training Centre(Elec./Mech.)Royapuram/SR
42) TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
43) Diesel Traction Training Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
44) Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
45) Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
46) Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
 

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY

47) Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
48) C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
49) Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
50) Engineering Training Centre/Miryalguda/SCR
51) Engineering Training Centre/Rajahmundry/SCR
52) Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
53) Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupathi/SCR
54) C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
55) C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
 

SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

56) Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
57) Diesel Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
58) Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
59) Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
60) Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur /SER
61) C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
62) C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
63) C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  WESTERN RAILWAY
64) Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
65) C&W Training Centre/Baroda/WR
66) C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR
67) Basic Training Centre (C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
68) Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central./WR
69) Engineering Training Centre/Baroda/WR
70) Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
71) Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
72) Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagar/WR
  EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
73) Electric Traction Training Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR
74) B0XN Training Centre(DSL)/Mughalsarai/ECR
75) OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
76) C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
77) Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
78) Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
79) C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
80) Traffic Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
 
EAST COAST RAILWAY
81) Diesel Traction Training Centre/Vishakapatnam/ECOR
82) Basic Training Centre [CRW]/Manchswar/ECOR
83) C&W Training Centre/Vishakapatnam/ECOR
 
NORTH CENTRAL RAILWAY
84) Electrical Training Centre [ TRD]/Jhansi/NCR
85) BTC[Wagon W/S]/JHS/NCR
86) Permanent Way Training Centre/ Jhansi/NCR
 
NORTH WESERN RAILWAY
87) C&W Training  Centre / Jodhur/NWR
88) Traffic Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
89) C&W Training  Centre / Lalagarh/NWR
90) Permanent Way Training Centre / Lalagarh /NWR
91) Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Ajmer/NWR
92) Divisional Engineering Training Centre /Bandikui/NWR
  SOUTH EAST CENTRAL RAILWAY
93) Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
94) Permanent Way Training Centre DGG/Nagpur/SECR
95) Staff Training Centre[Operating]/Bhilai/SECR
96) Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
97) Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
98) Loco Training Centre/Bezonobagh/SECR
  SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY
99) Traffic Training Centre/Srirangapattana/SWR
100) Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
101) Basic Training Centre[C&W]Mysore/SWR
102) Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
103) Civil Engineering Training Centre/ Dharwad/SWR
104) Technical Training Centre[Electrical]/Hubli/SWR
105) Electrical Training Centre / Mysore/ SWR
106) Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
107) Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
  WEST CENTRAL RAILWAY
108) Basic Training Centre(TRS)/ITARSI/WCR
109) Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
110) Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
111) Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
112) Diesel  Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR
113) Divisional Engineering Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
114) Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

3.       The Head of the training centre would be eligible for grant of training allowance only if  the post is held by him/her on full time basis and  the selection is held in the manner as detailed in para 5(g) below.

 

4.       With a view to enable the Principals of these training centres to give due attention to training and to exercise  proper supervision, it is  necessary that these Principals should be posted full time, with office   in the training centre itself.

 

5.       The following guidelines should be observed for sanction of the Training Allowance:-

 

(a)              Faculty members, both gazetted and non-gazetted, who are drawn 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 posted 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 drawn 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)                Tenure  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.E(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.E(MPP)99/19/1/Pt dated 11.03.2003 [RBE No. 49/2003]. It should be ensured that before the training centre/institute and trainers are sanctioned this allowance, they must satisfy the above guidelines. The trainers not recommended by the Committee should be repatriated to their respective parent cadres. Adhoc appointees will not be allowed this Training Allowance till they are regularised.

 

6.       These orders will take effect from 1.4.2005.

 

7.       It is  clarified that until such time the screening is done and the Faculty Members not found fit are repatriated to their respective parent cadres, such persons who have worked as Faculty Members may be allowed Training Allowance from the date of joining or 1.4.2005 whichever is later, till the date of reversion.

 

  1. It is further clarified that Railways have no authority to start a training institute/centre without Board’s prior approval.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.132/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/98/PN1/4 dated 8.8.2005 (RBE No.132/2005)

 

Sub: Ceiling on two family pensions admissible to child/children of deceased  Railway servants under Rule 75 (11) of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993.

 

Consequent upon the revision of the rates and minimum and maximum limits of the family pension following the implementation of the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of the maximum of ceilings on two family pensions admissible under sub-rule (11) of Rule 75 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 to child/children, where both of his/her/their deceased parents were Government/Railway servants and governed by the said rules or the corresponding provisions of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, has been under consideration of the Government in the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.  After careful consideration it has been decided by the Government to revise the existing limits on two family pensions as follows:-

 

i)                   The existing maximum limit of Rs.2500 (Rupees two thousand five hundred) per month laid down in sub-rule (11)(a)(i) revised upwards to Rs.15000 (Rupees fifteen thousand) per month.

 

ii)                 The existing maximum limit of Rs.2500 (Rupees two thousand five hundred) per month laid down in sub-rule (11)(a)(ii) revised upwards to Rs.15000 (Rupees Fifteen thousand) per month.

iii)               The existing maximum limit of Rs.1250 (Rupees one thousand two  hundred and fifty ) per month laid down in sub-rule 11(b) revised upwards to Rs.9000 (Rupees nine  thousand) per month.

 

These orders shall be deemed to have taken effect from the Ist January, 1996. The relevant rules under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 will be amended suitably in due course.

 

RBE No. 137/2005.

  Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2003/RG-6 dated 22.8.2005 (RBE No. 137/05).

 

Sub: Procedural drawbacks noticed during the conduct of

              Disciplinary proceedings.

It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry by the staff side in the DC/JCM Meeting that procedural drawbacks are noticed in the conduct of the disciplinary proceedings in a number of cases resulting in denial of natural justice to the Charged Official.

 

The procedure that should be followed in the conduct of disciplinary proceedings has been elaborately laid down in the Railways servants  (Discipline land Appeal) Rules, 1968 and the instructions issued thereunder.  Failure to follow the procedure not only causes avoidable hardship to the innocent officials but it also but it also affords an opportunity to the unscrupulous and dishonest officials to escape penal action on the plea of denial of a reasonable opportunity  of  defense.  It is, therefore, necessary that these rules and instructions are followed scrupulously in all  disciplinary cases as these are quasi-judicial proceedings.  In this connection, attention is also invited to Board’s letter No. E(D&A)94/RG6-87 dated 23.1.1995 wherein it has inter-alia been laid down that an officer discharging judicial or quasi-judicial duties is amenable to departmental inquiry into his conduct in discharge of his duties.

 

3.       It is, therefore, impressed upon all concerned to follow the Railway servants (Disciplinary and Appeal) rules and the instructions issued thereunder scrupulously.  Any deliberate violation of rules, if noticed , will be viewed seriously and suitable action will be taken.

 

RBE No.141/2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/43 dated 29.8.05 (RBE No.141/05)

 

Sub: Training of Apprentices/Trainees – Repeat course.

 

In continuation of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2000/3/10 dated 10.8.2000 on the above subject it is clarified that the instructions issued in the above mentioned letter is in supercession of Board’s earlier instructions issued vide letter No.E(NG)62RR1/39 dated 15.12.1962.

 

 

RBE No.143/2005                                                         

Board’s letter No. E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 1.9.05  (RBE No.143/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation on medical grounds in

relaxation of the rules – powers to relax.

 

Ministry of Railways have reviewed clause 3(v) of Railway Board’s instructions contained in letter No.E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 16.3.2004 in its Meeting held on 29.7.2005.  It has been decided to substitute para 3(v) of letter No.E(G)99 QR1-16 dated 16.3.2004 as under.

 

3(v) “Severe illness” in such cases means illness of the nature of acute debilitating disease, which requires hospitalization and /or prolonged indoor medical treatment or repeated indoor treatment to the Railway employee or any member of his/her family, which must be duly certified by the concerned Chief Medical Director of the Railway recommending  such retention of Railway accommodation.

 

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

 

 

 

 

RBE No.145/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 2.9.05 (RBE No.145/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by Group A & B officers appointed as the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Govt.

 

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 and 14.2.2002 and No.E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 19.4.2004 providing for retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation of Railway officers under Central Staffing Scheme to Central Ministries, Govt. Bodies like UPSC, CVC, etc. Central Govt. Statutory/Autonomous/other bodies not covered under Central Staffing Scheme but are eligible offices for allotment of accommodation from General Pool and Group ‘A’& ‘B’ officers on deputation with Ministers/VVIPs in Central Govt. on co-terminus basis.  These instructions have been reviewed by Board in its meeting held on 29.7.2005 and it has been decided that Group A and B Railway officers appointed in the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Govt. may be separated from the above group of officers on deputation to Central Govt. Ministries/Department and be permitted to retain Railway quarter for the entire tenure of the posting with President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Govt. without the requirement of registering for allotment of General Pool accommodation for which they are otherwise eligible.

 

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

 

RBE No.146/2005                                                                                   

Board’s letter No. E(Sports) 2004/Policy/2 dated 5.9.05  (RBE No.146/05)

 

Sub: Norms for recruitment against the sports quota.

 

Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

 

Attention is invited to Para 4.2 & 4.3 of Board’s letter dated 19.6.2000 wherein norms are laid down for recruitment of sportspersons in Group C & Group D category.

 

2.       After reviewing the matter, Board have now decided that henceforth, in the discipline of Rifle Shooting, the individual medal winning performance of the Shooter in the National Championships will only be considered for recruitment purpose.  The performance in the All India G.V.Mavlankar Shooting Championships may not be considered for recruitment against the sports quota.

 

RBE No.147/2005                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM3/5 dated 5.9.05 (RBE No.147/05)

 

Sub: Transfer of Catering Services to IRCTC along with staff

Promotions in Railways and in IRCTC.

 

As the Railway are aware it was clarified in para 2(ii) of this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.02.04.2004 that catering staff on their transfer to IRCTC on deemed deputation basis are also required to be extended the benefit of promotion in the normal course by IRCTC in accordance with the procedure applicable to Railway employees.  Subsequently on a reference received from Eastern Railway these instructions were modified vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.15.06.2004 to the effect that in cases where seniority of catering staff is maintained centrally, Zonal Railways may hold selections etc. to effect promotion of staff on deemed deputation to IRCTC.

 

IRCTC have now expressed difficulties in conducting selections etc. in terms of para 2(ii) of this Ministry’s letter of even No. dated 02.04.2004 stating that even while the catering activities of some divisions on the railways have been transferred to IRCTC, service records, seniority lists etc are still with the Railways and not all units have been transferred to IRCTC.

 

The matter has been reconsidered by the Board. It has been decided that selections/suitability/trade tests for promotion of catering staff whether still working with the Railways or transferred to IRCRC on deputation/deemed deputation basis may continue to be conducted by Zonal Railways till the date of their absorption in IRCTC

 

This issues with the concurrence of Tourism and Catering Dte.of Ministry of Railways.

 

 

 

RBE No.148/2005                                                                              

Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2003/PM7/10 dated 06.09.2005 ( RBE No.148/2005)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selection for promotion to the posts classified as ‘selection’ – Modified procedure in case of loco running staff.

            In terms of extant procedure the posts of Goods Driver and Passenger Driver are required to be filled up by a positive act of selection. After elimination of viva-voce from departmental selections in terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt. 07.08.2003 written test has been made mandatory as part of selection process to assess professional ability of the candidates as against written test and /or viva-voce, earlier.

 

2.         It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry by one of the Zonal Railways and the Federations that there will be difficulty in holding written test in terms of revised procedure for promotion as Goods Drivers and Passenger Drivers as sparing all the eligible staff at the same time to appear in the written test will affect train operations.

 

3.         The matter has been considered carefully by the Ministry of Railways after obtaining views of the Railways. It has been decided that while written test may be continued for promotion as Goods Driver, for promotion as Passenger Driver selection may be on the basis of viva-voce after passing the prescribed promotional course.

 

4.         The revised procedure for filling up the posts of Passenger Drivers will be applicable to selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

 

 

RBE No.150/2005

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2004/HL-1 dated 13-09-05 (RBE No.150/05)

      Sub: Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of National

Holiday Allowance.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-98/HL/1 dated 22-12-1998,

24-03-1999, 12-10-1999 and E[P&A]I-2004/HL/1 dated

30-11-2004

***

            In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is please to direct that Rule 1424 in Chapter 14 of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II, 1987 Edition may be amended as per the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 56.

 

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

 

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME II, 1987 Edition.

Advance Correction Slip No. 56 R.II / 1987 Edition.

Rule 1424 – NATIONAL HOLIDAY ALLOWANCE

Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, the pay range slabs for determining the eligibility limit for grant of National Holiday Allowance stand revised as follows:

 

Revised pay range by adding DP [Rs.]

Rate [Rs.]

3825-4758

85

4759-6306

106

6307-15750

140

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2004/HL-1 dated 30-11-2004 and  13-09-05]

 

 

RBE No.154/2005  

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 12.09.2005 (RBE No.154/2005)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selections for promotion to posts classified as ‘Selection”-Restoration of viva-voce in a few categories in departmental selections.

 

As the Railways are aware, instructions for elimination of viva-voce in departmental selections, except in the case of selection for promotion to the posts in the categories of Law Assistants, Physiotherapists, Telephone Operators and Teachers, were issued vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.07.08.2003.  With the change in procedure, written test has been made mandatory as part of  the selection process to assess the professional ability of the candidates as against written test and/or viva-voce earlier.  Accordingly, 15 marks earlier allotted to viva-voce have been added to written test making it for 50 marks; weightage under other factors remaining unchanged.

 

2.         Pursuant to a demand raised by the Staff Side in the DC-JCM for restoring the status quo ante and references received from Zonal Railways for restoring the earlier practice of holding of viva-voce in some categories for which capability of a person to discharge the duties of the post cannot be conclusively adjudged by written test alone, the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways.  It has been decided that following eight categories may be added to the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants, Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators where viva-voce is to be conducted in addition to the written test:-

 

  1.                                                                                                                i.      Instructors in Zonal Training Schools etc.
  2.                                                                                                              ii.      Stenographers;
  3.                                                                                                             iii.      Chief Typists,
  4.                                                                                                             iv.      Protocol Inspectors;
  5.                                                                                                              v.      Receptionists;
  6.                                                                                                             vi.      Publicity/Advertising Inspectors;
  7.                                                                                                           vii.      Photographers/Cameramen;
  8.                                                                                                          viii.      Hostel Superintendents.

 

3.         The revised procedure as applicable in the above eight categories will be applicable to selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

3.1        All the remaining provisions as mentioned in this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.07.08.2003 will remain unaltered.

 

4.         Accordingly the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I,1989 is also amended as per ACS No.177 enclosed.

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I,(1989 Edition)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.177

 

Chapter II, Section ‘B’ – Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.

 

In the existing sub-para (a) of Para 215 in the second sentence for the

words

‘except in the case of selection for promotion to posts in the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants, Physiotherapists and Telephone Operators’

Read

 

“except in the case of selection for promotion to the posts in the categories of Teachers, Law Assistants, Physiotherapists, Telephone Operators, Instructors in Zonal Training Schools etc., Stenographers, Chief Typists, Protocol Inspectors, Receptionists, Publicity/Advertising Inspectors, Photographers/Cameramen and Hostel Superintendents”

 

Add the following proviso to sub-para(a) of Para 215 as amended above:

 

“Provided that the positive act of Selection for promotion to the post of Loco Pilot (Passenger) will consist of viva-voce only to assess the professional ability of the candidates, after passing the prescribed promotional course”

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM7/10 dated 06.09.2005 and  E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dated 12.09.2005]

 

 

 

RBE No.100/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2005/RS/11 dated 20.6.05 (RBE No.100/05)

 

Sub: Amendment to the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-II 1987 edition.

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 1510 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II,1987 edition may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.55 enclosed.

 

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

Advance Correction Slip No.55- R-II/1987 Edition

 

Rule 1510 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume II,1987 Edition may be amended as indicated below:

 

In sub-rule (2), the words “staff rendered surplus due to change in traction”, may be inserted in the 20th line between the words ‘examinations, and ‘or’.

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2005/RS/11 dated 20.6.05   ]

 

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RBE No.152/2005

Board’s letter No. .E(G)2005 RN5-8 dated 9.9.05 (RBE No.152/05)

 

Sub: Allotment/retention of Railway accommodation in favour of

Railway employees on deputation to CRIS.

 

Railway Board have reviewed the instructions contained in para 3 of Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1.6.2001 regarding  retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway officers/staff posted on deputation to CRIS.  Considering the fact that CRIS is a Society which cannot make profit and its all expenditures are charged to the Railway Projects, CRIS has been separated from the group of other PSUs for the purpose of allotment/retention of Railway accommodation.  It has been decided that in the event of a Railway employee proceeding on deputation to CRIS retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting will continue to be governed by para 3 of Railway Board’s instructions dated 1.6.2001 permitting retention of Railway quarter for a period of only two months.  In the event the deputationist Railway employee is posted by CRIS at the same station (from where the employee has proceeded on deputation to CRIS) where he/she is in allotment of Railway accommodation, on a request from CRIS with a certificate that no accommodation is available in its pool for allotment to the concerned employee, the deputationist Railway employee to CRIS may be allowed to retain the Railway accommodation under his occupation so long as the employee continues to be on deputation to CRIS and posted at the same station.  In case the deputationist Railway employee to CRIS is posted at a different station, Railway accommodation as per the entitlement of the said employee may be allotted for the entire period of deputation to CRIS.

 

All cases under consideration may be dealt with accordingly.

 

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

 

RBE No.151/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.9.05 (RBE No.151/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by  Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.

Instructions have been issued from time to time regarding grant of permission for retention of Railway accommodation on payment of normal rent at the previous place of posting in favour of officers posted to N.F.Rly. The existing instructions issued vide letter No.E(G)2002 QR1-9 dated 28.6.2002 were valid upto 30.6.20005. The question of further extension of this facility beyond 30.6.2005 has been considered and it has now been decided to extend these instructions for a period of three years upto 30.6.2008 or till revised orders are issued whichever is early.

 

Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of the officers who have been transferred and posted to N.F.Railway is allowed for bonafide use of the dependent family of transferred Railway officer, he/she will furnish certificate on 1st July and 1st January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting.  Such a certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.

 

If no such certificate is received by 31st January and 31st July every year respectively, the quarter controlling may cancel the allotment of the quarter in question.

 

The request for retention of entitled accommodation should be received within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing of charge at the last station of posting.

 

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

 

RBE No.75/2005

Board’s letter No. E(W) 95 UNI/19 dated 10.5.05 (RBE No.75/05)

Sub: Supply of helmets to Gangman category.

 

In continuation to Board’s letter of even number dated 28.8.03 Board have since decided that Helmet may be issued as a T&P item to 10% of the strength of the Gangman category who are required to work at bridge construction sites in tunnels and for working around track machines. The standard specification of helmet should be IS:2925/1984.

 

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

 

RBE No111/2005  

Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-10 dt. 4.09.05 (RBE No111/05).

 

Sub : Implementation of Government’s decision on the  recommendations

of the Vth Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension/

Commutation of pension of Loco Inspectors/Sr.Loco Inspectors-

PNM/AIRF Item No.17/2005.

In the PNM/AIRF Meeting held on 16th & 17th May,2005, the staff side mentioned in the above item  that on some of Zonal Railways, emoluments of Loco Inspectors who retired during the period from  01.01.1996 to 30.9.96 were not reckoned properly while computing their pension.

 

  1. The matter has been examined by the Board and it is clarified that in respect of Loco Inspectors/Sr.Loco Inspectors governed by the scheme contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-83 /RS-10(iv) dt.25.11.1992, who had opted to come over to the revised scales of pay and retired within a period of 10 months from the date of coming over to the revised scales, the average emoluments based on the basic pay of the preceding ten months shall be calculated as follows for the purpose of determining their pension entitlement -

a)         For the period during which pay was drawn in the pre-revised pay scales : The  total emoluments for the number of months for which pay was drawn in the pre-revised pay scales shall be calculated  after taking into account the following:

 

i)                   Basic pay (including increments, if any drawn during the intervening period)

ii)                 Dearness allowance upto CPI 1510 i.e. @148%, 111% and 96% of the Basic Pay, as the case may be.

iii)               The first and second instalments of Interim Relief appropriate to the basic pay drawn during the relevant period.

iv)               Notional increase of the basic pay by applying the Fitment Benefit of 40% on the basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale;

Provided that whenever the emoluments calculated as at (i) to (iv) above exceed the maximum of the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 01.01.1996, the same should be restricted to the maximum of the said revised scale of pay.

 

v)                 30% of the sum of (i)(ii),(iii),& (iv) above.”

 

b)         For the period during which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales :  The aggregate of the Basic Pay + 30% of Basic pay for the number of months for which pay was drawn in the revised pay scales is to be taken into account.

 

  1. The other terms and conditions stipulated in Board’s letter No. F (E)III/97/PN1/22 dated 5.11.1997, 29.9.1999 and 27.08.2003 remain unchanged.
  2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.144/2005                                                                                                                   

   Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2005/SB/6 dated 12.9.05 (RBE No.144/05)

 

Sub: Engagement of Substitutes on the Railways.

Ref : Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/90/SB/10 dt.29.01.1991,

04.11.1992   and E(NG)II/2001/SB/2 dt.04.01.2001.

***

          Instructions have been issued from time to time on the subject of engagement of Substitutes.  However, following irregularities have been noticed by the Vigilance Directorate in the engagement of Substitutes under the discretionary powers of the General Managers:

 

i)                 No proper system is being followed for verification of educational qualifications, certificates, etc. before obtaining General Manager’s approval;

ii)                A candidate whose application had been rejected earlier due to submission of a fictitious certificate was considered again with a ‘fresh’ Certificate.

iii)              Proper records of the applications were not kept.

 

To avoid the recurrence of such cases, it has been decided that while engaging ‘Substitutes’ on the Railways, verification of certificates, educational qualifications, age etc. should be completed in all respects before obtaining approval of the General Manager.  Records of the applications, etc. which are no longer required to be retained should be shredded/weeded out, only after obtaining clearance from the Vigilance Department.

 

 

RBE No.162/2005 

Board’s letter No. .E(NG)I-2004/PM1/25 dated 23.9.05  (RBE No.162/05)

 

Sub: Selections conducted for promotions within Gr. ‘C’ and Gr. ‘D’

to Gr. ‘C’ – allowing candidates to take the question papers with them after the examination is over.

 

            In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No. E[GP]2002/2/88 dated 15-6-2004  candidates taking the written examination as part of  selections / LDCE for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts are allowed to take the question papers with them after the examination is over.

 

2.         The National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have requested that these provisions may also be made applicable to all other selections / promotions where written test is held as a part of the selection.

 

3.         The matter has been carefully considered by the Board.  The practice being followed by the Railways and the Production Units in this regard and their views on this have also been taken in to account.  It has been decided that the candidates who take the written examination as part of selection / LDCE for promotions to and within Group ‘C’ may be allowed to take the question papers with them after the examination is over.

 

 

 

RBE No 142/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 30.8.2005  (PC-V459 (RBE No 142/05.)

 

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

revised Rates effective from 01.01.l2004.

…..

A copy each of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2004-P&PW (G) dated 21.06.2004 Corrigendum No.42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 4.11.2004 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject are  sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

2.       A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memorandum and the Corrigendum thereto 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 42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt.15.3.2004 PC-V/97/I/96 dt. 13.4.2004(RBE 83/04 PC-V/409 (SC No.56/04).
2. 1 45/86/97-P&PW(A) Part I

dated 27.10.1977

F(E)III/97/PNI/22 dt. 5.11.1997 (SC No. 1181/97_
3 1 43/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt. 15.3.2004 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dt. 13.4.l2004 –(SC No.56/04)
4 2            Do-          Do-
5 2 45/86/97-P&PW(A)              Part    I

dated  27.10.1997.

F(E)III/97/PNI/22 dt. 5.11.1997

(SC No. 181/97)

                 CORRIGENDUM.  
6 1 O.M.. No.42/2/2004-P&PW (G) dt. 21.6.l2004. The instant letter.

 

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dated 21.6.2004

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

Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.0-1.l2004.

…..

In continuation to this Department’s O. M. of even No. Dated 15th March, 2004 on the Above subject, the undersigned is directed to say that it has been brought to the notice of this Department that some of the pension sanctioning authorities have doubts about allowing pension beyond Rs.15,000/- in view of Para 5 of OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW(A) part I dated 27th October, 1997 despite the fact that this Para stands amended vide Para 3 of this Office O.M.No. 43/2/2004-P&PW (G) dated 15th March, 2004-P&PW(G) dated 15th March 2005.

 

  1. Para 3 of the O.M. dated 15th March, 2004 clearly says that “ Since 50% of dearness allowance converted into dearness pay is counted for retirement benefits, pension/family pension shall be calculated at 50% and 30% respectively of the pay plus dearness pay subject to minimum of Rs.1913/- and maximum of 50% on the  30% respectively of the highest pay plus dearness pay in the Government.  Provisions contained in Para 5 and 7.1 of this Department’s O.M. dated 27.10.97, therefore, stand amended to this extent.”

 

  1. The above position means that Pension would now be calculated at 50% of the average emoluments in all cases subject to 50% of the highest pay in the Government plus highest Dearness pay.  The highest pay in the Government w.e.f. 1.1.96 Rs.30,000.  As per the provisions of OM dated 15.3.2004, the highest Pension , as of now, comes to Rs.22,500/- (i.e. Basic Pension Rs.15,000+ Dearness Pay Rs.7500 =Total Pension Rs.22,500.)

 

 

RBE No. 23/2005

Board’s letter No. E(G)2004 RN5-11 dt. 4.2.05  (RBE No. 23/05)

 

Sub : Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place

of posting in favour of Railway officers on deputation to

RailTel Corporation of India Ltd. (RCIL).

….

In terms of the policy contained in Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2000 QR1-23 dt.1/06/2001, Railway officers/staff on deputation to RailTel Corporation of India Ltd.(RCIL) were permitted to retain Railway accommodation at their previous place of posting for a period of 5 years from  the date of incorporation of RCIL, i.e. from 26.9.2000 to 25.09.2005 vide Board’s letter of even No.dt.31.05.2002 subject to payment of rent as specified in the said letter.

 

RCIL have requested Railway Board for  grant of further permission to retain Railway accommodation in favour of deputationist officers/staff to RCIL.  Keeping in view the position brought out by the Corporation, Board have decided to extend the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway employees posted on deputation to RCIL by a further period of one year from 26.9.05 to 25.9.06 on the terms and conditions laid down in the letter dated 31.05.2002.

 

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

 

 

  SERIAL CIRCULAR  NO. 164 /2005

No.P(R )541/IV     Date: 14-10-2005

 

          Copy of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2003/PF1/1 dt.30.05.05 is published for information, guidance  and necessary action

 Copy of Board’s letter No. F(E)111/2003/PF1/1 dt.30.05.05 (RBE No.91/05)

 

Sub : Rate of interest on the accumulations at the credit of the

subscribers to the New Pension System.                                                                                                                      …..

 

The accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to New Pension System for the period from 1st January,2004 to 31st March,2004 and for the financial year 2004-2005 shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight percent) per annum.

 

  1. In this connection, a copy of Resolution No. F.5(1)-PD/2003 dt. 21st April, 2005 received from Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) is enclosed for information and guidance.

 

  1. Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs Notification F.No.5/7/2003-WCB&PR dated 22nd December,2003 and Resolutions dated 12th March,2003 and 22nd July,2004 referred to in the Ministry of Finance (DEA)’s enclosed Resolution dated 21st April,2005, have been circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letters No. F(E)III/2003/PN1/24 dated 31.12.2003, F(E)III/2003/PF1/1 dated 02.05.2003 and 17.08.2004 respectively.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Economic Affairs/New Delhi’s Resolution dt. 21.4.2005.

RESOLUTION

It is announced for general information that accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to the New pension System (Defined Contribution Pension Scheme) for all new recruits to the Central Government service with effect from January 1,2004 (except the armed forces in the first stage) announced vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs Notification F.No.5/7/2003-ECB &PR, dated December, 22,2003, shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (eight percent) per annum for the period January,01,2004 to March 31, 2004 as announced vide Resolution of even number dated March 12,2003.

 

For the financial year 2004-2005, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the said subscribers shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (eight percent) per annum as announced vide Resolution of even number dated July, 22,2004.

 

Ordered that the Resolution be published in the Gazette of India.

 

 

RBE No.89/05

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2005/RG 6-5 dt.26.05.05  (RBE No.89/05)

Sub : Promotion of persons undergoing a penalty – Clarification regarding.

 

Attention is invited to Board/s letter No.E(D&A)70/RG 6-71 dt.03.06.1971 inter-alia laying down that the fact of imposition of the penalty of ‘withholding of increments’ or ‘reduction to lower stage in the time scale of pay’ on a railway servant does not stand in the way of his consideration for promotion.  Such a Railway servant should also be considered for promotion by the Departmental Promotion Committee which meets after the imposition of the said penalty and after due consideration of full facts leading to imposition of the penalty, if he is still considered fit for promotion, the promotion may be given but only after the expiry of the currency of the penalty.

 

2.       Ministry of Railways have since considered the question of pay fixation and date of commencement of eligibility service in such cases, in the light of clarification issued by the Department of Personnel & Training, and have decided that since the promotion is to take effect only from a date subsequent to the expiry of the currency of the penalty, the employee would be entitled to pay fixation in the promotional grade w.e.f. the date of actual promotion only.  Even if a person junior to him in the panel is promoted earlier, it will have no bearing on the pay to be allowed on promotion to the employee on whom a penalty was imposed and there shall be no stepping up of his pay with reference to his junior.  Similarly, as the employee undergoing penalty is not to be promoted during the currency of the penalty, the eligibility service in the promotional grade  for further promotion shall also commence only from the date of actual promotion and in no case it may be related, even notionally, to the date of promotion of the junior in the panel.  However, his late promotion will not have any effect on his seniority which would be fixed according to his position in the panel on the basis of which he is promoted on expiry of the period of currency of the penalty.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.157/2005                                                                                                                                                                               

   Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2005/AL-28/7 dt.21.9.05 (RBE No.157/05)

 

Sub : Journeys by Air – Audit Objection –Regarding.

During the course of an Audit Inspection, it has been pointed out that Zonal Railways approach Board’s Office for post-facto sanction to the expenditure already incurred by them beyond their powers/limits for air travel.

 

  1. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that henceforth no proposal for post facto sanction, save in exceptional cases, will be entertained.  It is, therefore, desired that prior approval of the Board for undertaking air journey in respect of non entitled officers may be sought/obtained  and that too only in cases of extreme urgency where saving of public time is necessary in the administrative interest, with the personal approval of General Manager & concurrence of the FA&CAO.  In this connection, attention is also invited to Para 1636(6) of IREC (Vol. II) and Office Order No.46 of 2003 circulated under letter No. F(E)I/2003/AL-28/7 dated 16.09.2003.

 

RBE No.161/2005                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2005/2/42 dt.21.9.05 (RBE No.161/05)

Sub : Selection for promotion from Group “C” to Group “B” –

cut off date for reckoning eligibility for group “B” selections.

 

It has been observed that there is no uniformity amongst various Railways/PUs in fixing the cut-off date for reckoning eligibility of the candidates for appearing in Selections (70% selection & 30% LDCE), for promotion to Group “B” posts.  The matter has been considered by the Board and it is clarified that the date of commencement of the vacancy period should be taken as the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of candidates for appearing in selections (both 70% selection & 30% LDCE) for promotion from group “C” to Group “B” posts, against the vacancies to be filled in the said period.

 

2.0     However, Selections/LDCEs already initiated by the Railways/PUs, with the cut-off date having been determined in a manner other than the one referred to above, may be proceeded with undisturbed.

 

 Board’s letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 4-09-01

 

Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.

 

It has been reported by the RRBs that a large number of candidates, selected for critical safety categories of Assistant Drivers and Assistant Station Masters are being found medically unfit after empanelment.  Some candidates appear for selection to these categories even while they are aware that they do not conform to the medical standards required for the job.  Perhaps they do so because of the provision of alternative employment in the event of failure.  However, this leads to vacancies for long period in these important critical safety categories which is not desirable from safety point of view.

 

2.         The issue has been considered in the light of the above situation in RRCB meeting and it has been decided that, for the categories of  Assistant Drivers and ASMs, the candidates may be asked to enclose a medical certificate from an eye specialist regarding vision in a prescribed Proforma when they apply for these posts.  Only those candidates who conform to notified standards of vision need apply.

 

3.         It has also been decided that at the time of certificate verification, the selected candidates may be sent to nearest Railway hospital for a vision test.  Those who fail in the vision test, need not be empanelled.

 

4.         Candidates selected for the category of Assistant Driver /ASM / Motorman will also not be eligible for any alternative appointment if they fail in the final medical examination conducted  by the Railway before appointment, for any reason.

 

5.         The fact that candidates who fail in the medical examination for these categories will not be eligible for any alternative appointment  on the Railways should be mentioned clearly in the employment notice so as to discourage those candidates who do not fulfill the medical requirements, from applying.

 

Proforma for Medical Certificate from an Eye Specialist to be obtained by candidates applying for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in response to RRB advertisements .

 

I have checked up Shri ____________________________________ who has applied for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in Railways.  Acuity of vision of Shri ___________________ has been tested in view of the following standards required for appointment on the Railways.

 

Post Class Distant Vision Near Vision
Assistant Station Masters A-2 6/9, 6/9 without glasses [ No fogging test] Sn. 6/9, 6/9  without glasses
Assistant Driver A-1 6/6, 6/6 without glasses  with fogging test {Must not accept + 2  D]

 

Sn. 0.6, 0.6  without glasses

Shri _____________________ fully conforms to the above vision standards.

 

[ to be signed by Eye Specialist ]

                                                                    Stamp

Place:                                                                           Name of the Doctor_________

Date:                                                                            Registration No.

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 4-01-02

 

Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.

 

It has been mentioned in Para 2 of Board’s letter of even number [RRCB No.5/2001] dated 04-09-2001 that the candidates applying for the post of Assistant Drivers / ASMs may be asked to enclose a medical certificate from an Eye Specialist regarding vision in a prescribed proforma.  The format of the medical certificate has now been modified to include the test for ‘colour vision’ also.  A copy of the modified format of the medical certificate is enclosed.

 

  1. It is advised that the candidates may be asked to furnish a medical certificate in the modified proforma while notifying the vacancies for the post of  Assistant Drivers and ASMs whereas other instructions issued vide orders dated 04-09-2001 remain the same.

 

Proforma for Medical Certificate from an Eye Specialist to be obtained by candidates applying for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in response to RRB advertisements .

 

I have checked up Shri ____________________________________ who has applied for the post of Assistant Station Masters / Assistant Driver in Railways.  Acuity of vision of Shri ___________________ has been tested in view of the following standards required for appointment on the Railways.

 

Post Class Distant Vision Near Vision Colour  Vision  on Ishihara
Assistant Station Masters A-2 6/9, 6/9 without glasses [ No fogging test] Sn. 0.6, 0.6  without glasses

*

Normal
Assistant Driver A-1 6/6, 6/6 without glasses  with fogging test {Must not accept + 2  D]

 

Sn. 0.6, 0.6  without glasses Normal

 

Shri _____________________ fully conforms to the above vision standards.

 

[ to be signed by Eye Specialist ]

                                                                    Stamp

Place:                                                                           Name of the Doctor_________

Date:                                                                            Registration No.

  • Revised specification.

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[RRB]/2001/25/21 dated 11-04-02

CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Medical examination of candidates at the time of certificate verification.

Ref: RRCB No. 1/2002 issued vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 4-1-2002.

***

          In column 4 of Proforma for Medical Certificate i.e. ‘Near Vision’  sent under letter of even number dated 4-1-2002 quoted  above, for A-2 classification of Assistant Station Master [ASM], ‘SN 6/9, 6/9 without glasses’  may be corrected as ‘SN 0.6/0.6 without glasses’.

 

It is requested that necessary correction may please be made in the Proforma for medical certificate to avoid  any confusion.

 

 

 

RBE No. 163/2005                                                                                                                  

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/36 dated 26.9.05 (RBE No. 163/05)

 

Sub:Counting of past service on submission of technical resignation on or after   1.1.2004 by employees governed by Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993/ Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972.

 

***

References have been received from certain Zonal Railways, seeking clarifications from Board whether the employees appointed on or before 31.12.2003, who were governed by old pension scheme under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993/Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972, will be eligible for counting of their past service under Rule 41 (2)/Rule 26(2) respectively of the said rules or under the provisions of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.1985 (based on DP&AR’s O.M.No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984), as amended from time to time, in the situation where such employees submit technical resignation, on or after 1.1.2004 to take up new appointment in the new Ministry/Department/Central Autonomous Body.

 

2.         The matter has been considered in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare  and the Ministry of Finance and it is clarified as follows:

 

i)                    All the employees who entered into Railway Service/Central Government service or in the service of an Autonomous Body set up by Central Government satisfying the conditions laid down in para 4 of Board’s letter dated 8.4.1985/DP&AR’s O.M. dated 29.8.1984 on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed by old pension scheme under the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 or Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972 will continue to be governed by the same pension scheme and same rules, for the purpose of counting of their past service under the said rules or under the provisions of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.1985/DP&AR’s OM No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984, as amended from time to time, if such employees submit technical resignation on or after 1.1.2004 to take up new appointment in another Ministry or Department of the Government of India or an Autonomous Body set up by the Central Government, in which the pension scheme under Railway services (Pension) Rules, 1993/Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 already exists for the employees who entered into service on or before 31.12.2003.

 

ii)       The employees who entered into service on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed by CPF/SRPF[C] scheme or any pension scheme of Central or State Government, other than the pension scheme under  Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972/Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, on submission of technical resignation to take up new appointment on or after 1.1.2004, cannot be allowed to join the old pension scheme under Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993/Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972 because entry to the said scheme ceased w.e.f. 31.12.2003 and no new entry can be allowed in the old pension scheme under above Rules.  However, such employees can seek pensionary/terminal benefits, from the previous organization/Department, if admissible under the rules of that organization/Department, for the period of service rendered under that organisation/Department.

 

iii)        All the employees who entered into Railway service/ Central Government service or the service of an autonomous body set up by the Central Government on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed by old  pension scheme under  the Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993/ Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972 and who submit technical resignation on or after 1.1.2004, to take up new appointment under State Government, will be eligible for grant of pro-rata pensionary benefits for the period of Railway/Central Government or Central Autonomous Body service, on the lines as provided in Rule 53 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 or Rule 37 of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules,1972, as the case may be, and related orders.

 

3.       Para 3(A) (ii) 3 (B)(ii) of Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dt.8.4.85, which corresponds to the DP&AR’s OM No.28/10/84-PU dated 29.8.1984 may be treated as deleted w.e.f. 1.1.2004. Further, the provisions of the Board’s letter No.F(E)III/84/PN1/4 dated 8.4.85 or any other related order shall, insofar as it provides for any of the matters contained in this letter, cease to operate.

 

 

RBE No.164/2005                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(RRB)2001/25/31 dated 29.9.05 (RBE No.164/05)

 

Sub: Scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE)-

Conduct of examination through Railway Recruitment Boards.

 

Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 11.01.2002 as

modified by their letter of same number dated 08.08.2005.

 

Pursuant to a demand raised by the staff side in the DC-JCM the question of allowing staff to send advance copy of application to RRBs in response to notification for GDCE, has been considered by the Board. It has been decided that in order to ensure that the process of GDCE is not delayed on account of late receipt of applications through proper channel, RRBs may entertain advance copy of applications from serving staff in response to notifications for GDCE issued by RRBs. This will be subject to the condition that No Objection Certificate(s) in favour of applicant(s) along with the application(s) after verifying the eligibility is issued by Zonal Railway concerned and sent to RRBs concerned so as to reach them well before the date on which written test is held.  A copy of the signed No Objection Certificate may be endorsed to the individual applicant so that he can produce the same at the time of written examination just in case the same is not received by RRB in time.

 

2.       RRBs while sending call letters to the candidates based on advance copy of the application for appearing in written examination will also indicate the fact that they should ensure that application through proper channel must reached the RRB before the date of written examination.  RRB will also clearly bring out in the call letter that in case wrong declaration/particulars given by the candidate, he is liable to be taken up under D&AR also.

 

3.       The above is in replacement of para 2(3) of Board’s letter dated 11.1.2002 referred to above.

 

RBE No 156/2005

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/II dated 14.09.2005   ( RBE No 156/05.)

 

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent staff in

Centralised Training Institutes.

 

The issue of  extension of benefits of cadre  restructuring to the Group ‘C’& ‘D’ permanent staff (cadre posts_) of Centralized Training Instates has been under  consideration of the Ministry of Railways for some time past.  The Ministry of Railways, have now decided that benefit of cadre  restructuring on the lines of cadre restructuring done  on the Railways /Pus may be extended in respect of regular posts of Group ‘C’ &’D’ cadres, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Training Institutes, chargeable  to Revenue and identical in AVC , Grade Structure, Designation & Recruitment  pattern to that of same categories on the Zonal Railways.  Accordingly, regular posts of Group ‘C’ &’D’ cadres borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Training Institutes, chargeable to Revenue & identical in AVC, Grade Structure, Designation & Recruitment pattern to that of same categories  on Zonal Railways  may be given benefit of cadre restructuring as per the revised percentage distribution of posts indicated in the enclosed Annexure ‘A’ to Annexure ‘F’ .  While implementing these orders, the following detailed instructions should be strictly and  carefully adhered to-

 

Date of effect (hereinafter referred to as cut-off date) 1. This restructuring of cadres will  be with reference to the sanctioned cadre strength of categories borne on the permanent establishment of Centralized Training Institute & chargeable to Revenue with AVC, grade structure, designation & recruitment pattern identical to same categories on Zonal Railways ass on the date of issue of these orders.  The Staff who will be placed in higher grades as a result of implementation of these orders will draw pay in higher grades from the date of issue of these orders.
Applicability to various cadres 2. These orders will be applicable on the permanent regular cadres (Excluding surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Centralised Training Institutes.
  2.1. These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts/ posts temporarily transferred from Zonal Railways/posts filled on deputation/Tenure basis from staff on Zonal Railways,  which will continue to be based on worth of charge.
  2.2 Temporary posts may be taken into account for the purpose of cadre restructuring subject to certification that these posts are meant for regular activities which will continue and not for any sporadic requirements.

 

Pay Fixation (Rule 1313 (FR22)-RII). 3. Staff selected and posted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of restructuring will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1)-RII w.e.f the date of issue of these orders with the usual option for pay fixation as per extant rules.  The benefit  under this rule will, however, no longer be available in the case of movement from lower grade to higher grade in the non-functional situation where there is no change in duties and responsibilities.

 

Existing classification and filling up of the vacancies. 4. The existing classification of the posts covered by these orders as ‘selection’ and ‘non-selection’ , as the case may be remains unchanged.  However, for promotion to all posts classified as a ‘selection’ post, the existing selection procedure will stand modified in such a case to the  extent  that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports without  holding any written and / or viva-voce test. Naturally under this procedure the categorization as ‘outstanding’ will not figure in the panels.  This modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of Railways as a one time exception by special dispensation, in view of the numbers involved, with the objective  of expediting  the implementation of these orders.  Similarly for posts classified as ‘non-selection’ at the time of this restructuring the promotion  will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports.  In the case of Artisan staff, the benefit of restructuring under these orders will be extended only on passing  the requisite Trade Test.

 

  4.1 All vacancies arising out of the restructuring should be filled  up by senior employees who should be given benefit of the promotion from the date of issue of these orders whereas for the normal vacancies existing on the date of issue of these orders, junior employees should  be posted by modified selection  procedure but they  will get promotion and higher pay from the date of taking over the posts as per normal rules.  Thus the special benefit of the promotion from the date of issue of these orders is available only for vacancies arising out of cadre restructuring and for other vacancies, the normal rules of prospective promotion from the date of filling up of vacancy will apply.

 

  4.2 In case where percentage have been reduced in the lower grade and no new post becomes available ass a result of restructuring,  the existing vacancies on the date of issue of these orders should be filled up by normal selection procedure.

 

  5. Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance will be applicable for effecting promotions under these orders with the reference to the cut-off date.

 

Minimum years of service in each  grade. 6. While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding minimum period of service for promotion issued from time to time should be followed.

 

 

Basic functions duties and responsibilities. 7. Since the cadres as detailed in the Annexures to this letter are being restructured on functional and administrative considerations, the posts being placed in higher scales of pay as a result of restructuring should include the duties and responsibilities of greater importance.

 

Adjustment of excess number of posts. 8. If prior to issue of these instructions the number of posts existing in any grade in any particular cadre exceeds the number admissible on the revised percentages, the excess may be allowed to continue to be phased out progressively with the vacation  of the posts by the existing incumbents.

 

  9. While implementing  these orders, specific instructions given in the foot-notes for the relevant categories in the enclosed annexures should be strictly and carefully adhered to.

 

Filling up the Chain/Resultant vacancies. 10. Benefit of promotion against Chain/resultant vacancies should also be  given w.e.f cut-off –date i.e. date of these orders, if the same would arise purely due to the cadre restructuring.

 

Upgradation of the posts of Supervisor (erstwhile Mistries) 11 Subject to provisions of Para-11.1 below, all the  posts of Supervisors (erstwhile Mistries) in grade Rs. 4500-7000+Rs. 100 Special Allowance (Excluding Supervisors (P. Way) should  enbloc be upgraded to the posts of Junior Engineer Gr. II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and merged with the respective cadre of Technical Supervisors with its spread effect in higher grades Rs.5500-9000, 6500-10500 & 7450-11500 respectively, as per the revised percentages prescribed for Technical Supervisors in these orders.

 

Procedure for fitment. 11.1 The placement of the existing incumbents will regulated as per the procedure given below.

 

  (a) The existing regular incumbents of the posts of Supervisors will be placed in grade Rs.5000-8000 without subjecting them to normal selection procedure.  Their suitability shall be adjudged by following modified selection procedure according to which the selection will be based on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports only.

 

  (b) The Supervisors (other than P.Way) who do not get promoted to grade Rs.5000-8000 shall continue to hold the post in the existing grade Rs.4500-7000+Rs.100 SA as personal to them. To this extent, the posts  upgraded to grade Rs.5000-8000 will be operated in the lower grade Rs.4500-7000 + Rs.100 SA till the existing incumbents vacate the same by way of promotion etc.  On vacation of the posts, the same shall automatically be operated in grade Rs.5000-8000

 

Restructuring of Typist cadre 12. Restructuring of posts of Typists if covered under instructions given above, may be allowed on the basis of inter-grade ratios (as per the prescribed percentage distribution of the posts given in the Annexure ‘E’) limited to only those grades which are under operation in the cadre on the Centralized Training Institutes.  For example, if there are only four  higher grades available  on a Centralized Training Institutes, sanctioned  strength should be distributed in these four grades in the ratio of 12:16:29:23.  If there are only three higher grades in operation then the distribution my be allowed in these grades in the ratio of 12:16:29.  The lowest grade(s) which has/have substantially been phased out (say to the extent of more than half of the original strength), may be ignored and restructuring may be effected in the higher grades, as per prescribed strength of these higher grades only.

 

Provision  of reservation 13. The existing instructions with regard to reservation of SC/ST wherever applicable will continue to apply.

 

Direct recruitment percentage 14. Direct recruitment percentage will not be applicable to the additional vacancies arising out of these restructuring orders.  The direct recruitment percentage will apply for normal vacancies arising on or after the date following the cut-off date.  Also the direct recruitment quota as on the date preceding the cut-off date will be maintained.

 

Refusal of promotion 15. Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issue of these orders and stand debarred for promotion may be considered for promotion, in relaxation of the extant Provisions as a one time exception, if they indicate in writing that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against  the vacancies existing on the cut-off date and arising due to restructuring on the date.  This relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the cut-off date.

 

Matching Savings. 16. Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure neutral proposition.  Financial implications should be worked out taking into account the mid points of the scales of pay of the respective posts (mean of the minima & maxima of the scale), existing number of posts and revised number of posts in the grade on the basis of the revised percentage distribution of posts.  After working out the financial implication, the matching savings should be effected from the category itself.  Wherever it is  not possible to do so from the category itself, the matching savings should be arranged from the  department at the Training Institute level.  But before restructuring the cadre as per the revised percentage distribution of posts, matching savings will have to be ensured and if the Department/Training Institutes are not able to provide the matching savings, the particular category/department will not be restructured.  While effecting surrender of posts of equivalent financial value, the existing vacant posts available in the categories on the cut-off date should be considered for the purpose of off-setting the cost of restructuring/financial effects of restructuring.  Board desire that the Directors (Director General in case of RSC/BRC)(Head  of the Training Institutes) should ensure that the restructuring is implemented expeditiously with matching saving without any exception and difficulty.  It is reiterated  that there would be no restructuring without matching savings by surrender of posts.

 

 

ANNEXURE’A’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
Chemists/Lab.Supdts. 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

5

15

45

35

9

25

36

30

Pharmacists 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

4500-7000

5

5

30

30

30

10

10

35

25

20

Nurses 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

5

30

35

30

10

35

35

20

X-Ray 5500-9000

5000-8000

4500-7000

4000-6000

15

15

50

20

24

28

33

15

Cooks (Medical) 5000-8000

4000-6000

3050-4590

2650-4000

5

20

35

40

9

31

30

30

Hospital and Conservancy Staff (Medical) 2750-4400

2650-4000

2610-3540

2550-3200

5

15

45

35

15

30

30

30

Hospital Attendants/Ayahs 2650-4000

2610-3540

2550-3200

25

40

35

44

39

17

Note:

Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

ANNEXURE’B’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF COMMON TO ALL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Sl.No. Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
1 Technical Supervisor

(where posts of Mistries in scale Rs.4500-7000 + Rs.100 SA are available)

7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

17

28

25

30

18

29

24

29

2 Technical Supervisor

(where posts of Mistries in scale Rs.4500-7000 + Rs.100 SA are not available)

7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

 

17

28

25

30

21

29

24

26

3 Artisan Staff

(including Vehicle/Staff Car Drivers

5000-8000

4500-7000

4000-6000

3050-4590

 

5

35

30

30

8

41

26

25

4 Artisan Helpers (Including C&W Safaiwalas) 2610-3540

2550-3200

80

20

87

13

5 Drawing /Design.Staff 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

4000-6000

 

4.5

35.5

20

30

10*

15

30

25

**30

Foot Note:

 

  1. ** These percentages will be with reference to cadre strength as on the cut-off date.  The percentage of 30 in the grade Rs.5000-8000 shall be reached when all posts in grade Rs.4000-6000 have been worked off as per the procedure outlined in Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/31/3 dated 28.09.98 & 26.04.2000.

 

  1. * to be surrendered (Grade to be abolished)

 

  1. Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg.Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, workcharged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

 

 

ANNEXURE’C’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF SIGNAL & TELECOMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
Telephone Operator 6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

4000-6000

3050-4590

4

11

25

35

25

8

21

28

26

17

Cipher Operator 5500-9000

5000-8000

 

50

50

65

35

Note:

Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

 

ANNEXURE’D’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF CIVIL/MECHANICAL ENGINEER DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
Chief Metallurgial Superintendent/Assistant. 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

 

30

30

25

15

37

33

20

10

Mails* 2610-3540

2550-3200

-

-

65

35

Note:

1.         * Malis working in various departments should be placed under the control of Civil Engineering Department.

Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

 

 

ANNEXURE’E’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF COMMON TO MORE THAN ONE  DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
Ministerial Staff

(Estt.and other than Estt.excluding Accounts Staff)

7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

4500-7000

3050-4590

2

6

12

25

35

20

4

8

16

29

23

20

Typists* 6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

4000-6000

3050-4590

8

12

25

35

20

12

16

29

23

20

Record Sorters/Lifters/Suppliers/Finders 2750-4400

2650-4000

-

50

50

Packers 2750-4400

2650-4000

-

-

50

50

Misc.Group ‘D’ Staff 2610-3540

2550-3200

65

35

77

23

Safaiwalas (Excluding Hospital & Conservancy Staff & C&W Safaiwalas) 2650-4000

2610-3540

2550-3200

20

45

35

45

30

25

Peons/Jamadar Peons (All Departments) 2610-3540

2550-3200

40

60

55

45

Note:

1.         * Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/92/CD/1 dt.17.07.92 should be kept in view while restructuring.

 

2.         Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

 

ANNEXURE’F’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP ‘C’ & ‘D’ STAFF OF GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

 

Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 14.09.2005

Category Grade (Rs.) Existing %age Revised %age
Hindi Staff 6500-10500

5500-9000

4500-7000

14

21

65

25

30

45

Note:

Only those of above categories which have regular posts, borne on the permanent establishment of Centralised Trg. Institutes, chargeable to revenue and having AVC, recruitment pattern, designations & grade structure identical to that on Zonal Railways (excluding ex-cadre, work-charged, supernumerary posts, posts filled on tenure basis/deputation) may be restructured.

RBE No.158 /2005                                                                                                                                                                                                      

   Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/1 dated 26.9.05 (RBE No.158 /05)

 

Sub: Re-engagement of retired running staff on daily remuneration basis.

Ref: Board’s order of even number dated 17.6.2005.

 

In continuation of the orders referred to above, it has been decided by the Board that re-engaged retired running staff should be paid remuneration as per the following rates:

 

  Sl.No.                     Grade                               Remuneration per month

1.         Rs.3050-4590                                    Rs.7,569/-

2.         Rs.4000-6000                                    Rs.9,908/-

3.         Rs.4500-7000                                    Rs.11,394/-

4.         Rs.5000-8000                                    Rs.12,880/-

5.         Rs.5500-9000                                    Rs.14,366/-

6.         Rs.6000-9800                                    Rs.15,654/-

 

2.         The retired running staff should be engaged only against vacancy of a post whose grade is either equal to or lower than the grade from which he had retired.

 

3.         It has been noticed that the crew links are not being regularly reviewed on some of the Railways due to which the sanctioned strength and vacancies get artificially inflated. Board desire that such reviews should be regularly done so as to rationalize the utilization of manpower.

 

4.         Working hours for re-engaged retired running staff should be the same as for regular running staff (as stipulated under H.O.E.R.) including their rest period at home and out station.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.172/2005.

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 Dt 13.10.2005 (PC-V/460, RBE No.172/05)

 

              Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees –

Revised rates effect from 1.7.2005.

 

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 8.04.2005 (S.No.PC-V/452, RBE No.61/2005) on the subject mentioned above.  The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable in Railway employees with effect from Ist July,2005 shall stand modified as follows:-

 

Date from which payable                       Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

1.7.2005                                                                                                                           21% of pay

 

The provisions contained in Paras 3 and 4 of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/07/I/7/14 dated 16.10.1997 (S.No.PC-V/3, RBE No.139/97) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

 

The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Railway employees.  The arrears may be charged to the salary Bills for October,2005 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

 

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.170 /2005                                                                                                                                                     

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2005/TR/22 dated 06-10-05  (RBE No.170 /05)

              Sub: Inter Zonal request transfers on bottom seniority.

 

In terms of extant procedure request transfer  from one Railway / Division / Unit to another Railway /Division/Unit are considered in recruitment grades on bottom seniority subject to the condition that the employee seeking transfer fulfills the condition of qualification for recruitment to the posts in the grade to which transfer is sought.

 

2.       It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that inter zonal request transfers are being withheld on account of existence of vacancies.  Since requests by Railway servants for transfer on bottom seniority are made on grounds of special cases of hardship, it has been decided that requests for inter zonal transfers may not be withheld on account of existence of vacancies.  If, however, request for transfer are withheld in the exigency of service on account of existence of vacancies, a time bound programme should be chalked out to fill up the vacancies by direct recruitment or promotion, as the case may be.

 

 

RBE No.166/2005                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dt.29.09.05  (RBE No.166/05)

 

Sub : Procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways.

 

Ref : This office letter of even No. dt.18.07.2005 (RBE No.121/2005).

 

One of the Zonal Railways has sought certain clarifications/ modifications in the procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways circulated vide this office letter under reference.  The procedure for group ‘D’ recruitment has since been reviewed and following changes may be incorporated in Annexure-I of the aforesaid  procedure.

 

Substitution for Par 5.1 :

5.1     Candidates shall apply on plain paper, as per format indicated in the employment notice, directly to Deputy Chief Personnel Officer (Recruitment).  Fees may be charged at Rs.40/- (Rs. Forty only) per candidate.  However, no fee is to be charged from candidates belonging to SC/ST categories.  In his/her application, the candidate should mention the recruitment unit & posts applied for.  Candidates should be asked to give all available options in order of priority i.e. all the Divisions/Workshops/Production Units for whom the recruitment is being made.  In case, a candidate gives only  some of the options and if as per his merit there is no vacancy available to accommodate him/her in the Division/Workshop/Production Unit of his/her choice, then it will be the discretion of the administration to allot him/her against any of the available vacancies.  No change of options, once exercised, shall be permitted at any stage.

 

Substitution for Para 6.5 :

6.5             A Town In-charge (JA Grade Officer) for each town will be nominated by CPO/ADRM  of the Railway.  In addition, an overall In-charge for a Division (normally ADRM) for the towns falling in the territorial jurisdiction of the Division will be nominated by  Chief Personnel Officer.

 

Substitution for Para 7.5 :

7.5  Candidates to the extent given below, in order of merit, out of those who have obtained the prescribed minimum pass marks in the written test as in Para 7.4 above will be called for being subjected to PET as per standards mentioned in Para 7.6 below.   Candidates will be called for PET in order of merit separately for each group of General, SC, ST & OBC.  Applications of all candidates to be called for PET should be scrutinized carefully in order to check their eligibility.

 

(i)                If the number of vacancies is less than or equal to 1500 (One thousand Five hundred), number of persons to be called for PET should be 04 (four) times; and

(ii)              If the number of vacancies is greater than 1500 (One thousand five hundred), the number of persons to be called for PET should be 03 (three) times.

 

It is further clarified that the rates shown in  the table in para 8 of Annexure-I of letter quoted above are only for guidance of the railways and that the actual rates may be at variance with those given in the table, as such, the railways shall follow the usual procedure of tendering and finalize the rates in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E(RRB)/2002/16/3 dated 04.12.2002 (RRCB No.15/2002).

 

RBE No.167/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/PLB/11 dt. 04.10.05. (RBE No.167/05)

 

Sub : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to non-gazetted Group ‘B’, ‘C’

& ‘D’ Railway employees for the financial   year 2004-2005.

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 59 (Fifty Nine) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2004-2005 to all non-gazetted group ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel).  Where wages exceed Rs.2500/- (Rupees Two thousand & Five hundred only) per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages”  are Rs.2500/- p.m.

 

2        In the revised (Fifth Central Pay Commission) Scales of pay, ‘Wages’ for the purpose of Productivity Linked Bonus actually drawn during the financial year, shall include ‘pay’ as defined in Rule 103(35)/R-I (1985 Edition) and dearness allowance sanctioned in the revised scales during the financial year 2004-2005.  In the case of Running staff, the term ‘pay’ shall include 30% of pay constituting the pay element in Running Allowance payable on leave salary.  Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages etc. as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

 

3.         It has been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para-1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the middle of the financial year 2004-2005 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on  average pay,  may be paid an amount of Rs.4849/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2004-2005.  In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

 

4.         The Ministry of Railways have also decided that in relaxation of the provisions in Rule 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained  in Chapter 9 of R.I/1985 edition, such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund  Accounts.

 

5.         Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be completed before commencement of the Durga Puja/Dussehra holidays, duly combining it with existing salary payments, as far as possible.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.169/2005                                                                               

Board’s letter No. E(W)2004/CN-1/4 dated 10.10.05 (RBE No.169/05)

 

Sub: Counting of past service of canteen employees for pensionary benefits and post retirement complimentary passes.

 

In terms of para 3(iii) of Board’s letter No.E(W)90/CN-1/8 dated 19.11.1980, service rendered by employees of statutory canteens and 11 Delhi based non-statutory canteens, and employees of other non-statutory subsidized recognized canteens prior to 22.10.80 and 1.4.1990 respectively, will be taken into account for pensionary benefits to the extent it qualifies for the purpose as per rules. It has come to the notice of Board that some confusion is prevailing on the Zonal Railways, etc. about determining the quantum of qualifying service out of pre 22-10-1980 and 1.4.1990 service for being taken into account along with the post 22.10.80 and 1.4.90 service of such employees for the purpose of pensionary benefits and post retirement complimentary passes.

 

  1. The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to clarify that the entire period of past service rendered prior to 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 respectively by the above two categories of canteen employees, excluding such of the portions of past service as may not qualify in terms of Rule 14 and various Rules under Chapter III of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, may be counted along with the post 22.10.1980 and 1.4.1990 period of qualifying service for pensionary benefits and post retirement complimentary passes.

 

 

RBE No.176/2005                   

Board’s letter No. E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 20.10.05 (RBE No.176/05)

 

Sub: Norms for recruitment against the sports quota.

Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000.

 

Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 05.09.2005 wherein it was advised that henceforth, in the discipline of Rifle Shooting, the ‘individual medal winning performance’ of the Shooter in the National Championship will only be considered for recruitment purpose.

 

2.         After reviewing the matter again, Board have decided that the norms i.e. ‘Individual Medal Winning Performance’ of the Shooter will also be followed/considered henceforth, in the under mentioned Tournaments/Championships for the recruitment purpose, against the sports quota, in the Shooting discipline.

 

For Group ‘C’

i)                    All India Inter University Championship

ii)                   National School Games for Schools

 

For Group ‘D’

i)                    Junior/Senior State Championship

 

 

 

RBE No.175/2005                                                                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(G)2004 FE 1-4 dated 18.10.04 (RBE No.175/05)

 

Sub: Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee –inclusion of International Society of Nephrology in the list of recognized Institutes.

 

Ministry of Railways have decided that International Society of Nephrology having its global Headquarters at Avenue de Tervueren, 300, B-1150 Brussels, Belgium, Tel + 3227431546, FAX +3227431550 be included in Annexure ‘B’ circulated alongwith Board’s letter No.E(G)83 FE 1-4 dated 29.4.88. This will entitle Railway officials to 90% reimbursement of annual membership fee towards membership of International Society of Nephrology subject to all other conditions stipulated under extant instructions.

 

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

 

 

 Copy of Board’s letter No. 2005/V-I/DAR/1/3 dated 6.10.05 

 

Sub: Representation against Administrative Action – Procedure regarding.

 

Please refer to Board’s letter of even No.dated 16.08.2004 (RBV No.19/2004) laying down that a Railway servant has a right to appeal against an order of recorded warning.

 

Since the word ‘appeal’ is liable to be equated with the Appeal admissible under the Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, which is not the intention, it has now been decided that the word ‘appeal’ may be read as ‘representation’.

 

Accordingly, the last line of Para 2 of Board’s letter ibid may be replaced as “The person also has a right to represent against an order of recorded warning”.

 

It may also be noted that the superior authority, authorized to issue Recorded Warning, Counseling, Admonishing etc. proposed to be placed in the CR dossier of the employee, should be the Reporting Officer. The employee, however, would be entitled to represent against such administrative action.

 

Copy of Board’s  Confidential  letter No. 2004/V-I/DAR/1/3   Dated 16.8.04 (RBV No.19/04)

 

Sub: Administrative actions.

 

The Administration has the right to caution, warn, counsel, admonish, reprimand any officer for any act of negligence, omission, commission of minor nature for which no action as prescribed in the D&AR rules is considered necessary.  Such actions are termed as administrative actions.

 

In para No.1312 and 1313 of the Vigilance Manual, the procedure for administrative actions has been explained. It may be seen that in case of recorded warning, a show cause notice has to be served on the person and his representation has to be properly considered by the competent authority.  The person also has a right to appeal against an order of recorded warning.

 

For other administrative actions like admonishing, counseling, cautioning, warning, reprimanding etc., there is no necessity of issuing show cause notice as explained in para 1313[c].

 

However, if any of the above actions has to be mentioned in the character roll of the officer, it should be done after issuance of show cause notice.

 

The format for issuing memorandum of admonishing/counseling/cautioning/warning( as the case may be) is enclosed for guidance.

 

The contents of this letter may be noted by all concerned and the procedure indicated be strictly followed in future.

 

 

Memorandum of admonishing/ counseling/cautioning/ warning (as the case may be )

Shri/Smt._______(Name of the official and present designation) while functioning as __________(designation at the time of irregularity) during the year _______was responsible for __________________________(the name of the activity for which the official is being held responsible).  While discharging above duties, the following lapses have been noticed on his/her part:-

 

(The substance of the lapses for which the official is being counseled to be given here)

 

Thus, Shri/Smt.__________(Name of the official and present designation) has been found deficient while discharging the duties which were expected of him her.

 

Keeping in view the above, it has been decided to admonish/counsel/caution/warn (as the case may be) Shr/Smt._______ so that he/she may be more careful in future, while dealing such matters.

 

            Name and Designation of the superior authority.

 

 

 

RBE No.173/2005  

Board’s letter No. E(G)2005 AL 4/16 dated 14.10.05 (RBE No.173/05)

 

Sub: Entitlement for replacement of staff cars – inclusion of

SDGM in the list of officers entitled for replacement of staff cars.

 

As the Railway administration are aware, in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(G) 2000 AL 4/13 pt. Dated 26.5.2005, the General Managers, Additional General Managers, Principal Heads of Departments/Co-ordinating Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers are entitled for replacement of their staff car on condemnation.

 

It has now been decided by the Board that SDGM is also included as  a  PHOD/CHOD for replacement of staff car on condemnation.

 

RBE No.90/2005

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(G)2000 AL 4/13 pt.  dated 26.5.05 (RBE No.90/05)

 

Sub: Replacement of staff cars.

 

The issue regarding entitlement of officers to staff cars and replacement thereof in the light of the instructions issued by Ministry of Finance vide their O.M.No.7(5).Coord/2004 dated 24.9.2004 relating to austerity in expenditure was reviewed by Board at their meeting held on 28.2.2005 and it was decided as under.

 

(i)                  General Managers, Additional General Managers, Principal Heads of Departments/Co-ordinating Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Managers be entitled for replacement of staff cars.  The staff cars used by these officers, if originally procured under revenue, may be replaced by a new staff car on the basis of 1:1 against condemnation of the old vehicle.  Wherever a vehicle was procured under Construction estimates, it may be replaced on the basis of 1:2 by condemnation of the vehicle being replaced and one more vehicle within the department.

 

(ii)                For Officers in the SAG, when the existing vehicle become due for condemnation, one vehicle may be hired for use by two officers. For hired vehicles, the General Manager should fix a ceiling limit on monthly usage in consultation with the FACAO based on functional requirements and local conditions. For every such vehicle hired in lieu of the condemned vehicle, one post of Driver should be surrendered from the Headquarter pool/strength.

 

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

 

 

Board’s letter No.2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 21.10.2005

 

Sub:Re-opening of Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme(RELHS-97)

Ref:  Board’s letter of even Number dated 28.1.2005

          Vide Board’s letter under reference, RELHS-97 has been re-opened for those retired employees who have not joined the RELHS-97 earlier as a last and final chance.

 

A demand has been raised by the Federations that spouses of railway employees who die after superannuation may also be permitted to join RELHS-97.

 

It is clarified that as per para 2 under Heading “Mode of joining” of Board’s letter Number 97/H/28/1 dated 23.10.97, surviving spouses of the deceased retired railway employees who died after superannuation have already been made eligible to join RELHS-97, subject to fulfillment of other relevant conditions.

 

Railways may therefore act accordingly and permit surviving spouses of deceased retired employees, who intend to join the RELHS-97, till 31.12.2005.

 

All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No.97/H/28/1 dated 23.10.97 and subsequent orders  No.97/H/28/1 dated 17.5.99 and 27.12.99 and also in the letter under reference will remain unchanged.

 

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

 

 

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dated 13.10.05

 

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of   25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Gr.C cadres.

 

Reference IRISET’s letter No.ESB/V dt.26.07.2005 on the above subject.

 

2.       The matter has been considered carefully. Board have approved of your proposal for allowing staff borne on IRISET cadre to apply for GDCEs notified and conducted by RRB/Secunderabad against requirement of S.C. Railway along with staff of S.C.Railway. IRISET may also send their requirement,  if any, against GDCE to S.C.Railway which may incorporate the same in the indent that may be placed by it on the RRB.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.168/2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 3.10.05 (RBE No.168/05)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selection for the post of Instructors/Lecturers.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt.12.9.05.

 

Kindly refer Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2001/19/3-Recomm.37 dated 29.6.01 (RBE No.127/2001), 25.7.01 (RBE No.143/2001) and No.E(MPP)99/19/1/Pt. dated 11.03.03 (RBE No.49/2003) advising therein the process of selecting the Instructors/Trainers/Principal . In continuation of Board’s letter quoted above, it has been decided that while holding the selection of instructors/trainers/principals, the candidates will have to undergo viva-voce in addition to the written examination.

 

The revised procedure is applicable to selection notified on or after the date of issue of Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2000/PM1/41 dt.12.9.05.

 

The Ministry of Railways have decided that the Manual on Management of Training 1998 may be amended as per the attached Advance Correction Slip No.5/2005.

 

Manual on Management of Training(June 1998)

Advance Correction Slip No.5/2005.

 

The following line may be added under para 6.2 of item No.6 of the Manual on Management of Training (June 1998):-

 

“While holding the selection of instructors/trainers/principals, the candidates will have to undergo viva-voce in addition to the written examination”.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.177/2005                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/PM 2/3 dated 20.10.05 (RBE No.177/05)

 

Sub: Introduction of General Departmental Competitive Examination for     filling 25% Direct Recruitment  quota vacancies in certain group C     categories – debarring  the employees working in same grade to   appear in the examination.

 

In partial modification of para 3 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dt.05.08.2004 as a result of further review of the matter it has been decided that only the employees working in grades lower than the grades for which GDCE is held, should be allowed to appear in the GDCE.

 

2.       The revised eligibility condition will come into effect from the date of issue of these instructions.

 

 Board’s letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS dated 31-10-2005

.

Sub: Issuance of  medical card for joining Retired Employees Liberalised  Health Scheme [ RELHS-97]

****

            Difficulties have been expressed by retired railway staff and Association of Pensioners etc. in regard to early issuance of RELHS Card.  Keeping in view the problems faced  by such retired railway staff and with a view to minimize the time taken to issue such RELHS Cards etc., Board have decided that such retired staff who may opt for the scheme [ last date being 31-12-05] may be allowed to have / issue RELHS Card from the Personnel Department of division from which the retiree  is drawing post retirement passes.  The way-side station supervisors from where too such retirees may be drawing post retirement passes should better get such requests for RELHS Cards, collected and validate the last pay draw etc. from the records available with them and adduced by retirees and arrange to  send the same to Personnel Department of the Division for arranging a RELHS Card.  An advice to the zonal railway / division, from which the retiree staff actually retired about the issuance of this RELHS Card by some other division etc. may also be sent separately.

 

All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No. 97/H/28/1 dated 23-10-97, 17-5-99 and 27-12-99 and letters No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-2005 and letter No. 2005/H/28/1/RELHS/Cont. dated 24-6-2005 will remain unaltered.

 

The RELHS Card should also be signed by the incharge of the pass issuing authority ie. AEN/Area Manager/ASTE etc. as the case may be.

 

Bank statement /certificate regarding the amount of pension and allowance drawn by the retiree may be considered as a valid document.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.180/2005                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005  ( RBE No.180/2005)

 

Sub:  Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.

Ref :  Board’s letter of even no. dt. 20-01-05.

            Issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to retired railway servants is regulated in terms of provisions contained in Schedule IV of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993). Item No.(iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV provides as under:-

 

“ (iv) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed from service.”

 

2.         Subsequently, it was decided by the Board that retired railway employees in whose cases the whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently as a result of D&A proceedings shall not be entitled to Post Retirement Complimentary Passes and accordingly, item no.(iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 was amended vide Advance Correction Slip No.47 ( circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(W)2002 PS5-8/5 dated 20.1.2005) as under:-

 

“(iv) Post Retirement Complimentary  Passes shall not be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed from service and to those retired railway servants whose whole of gratuity and pension has been withheld permanently as a result of D&A proceedings.”

 

3.         The entire gamut of issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to dismissed/removed railway employees has again been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided as under:-

 

i)                    Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those Railway servants who are dismissed from service.

 

ii)                   Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to those Railway servants who are removed from service on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

iii)                 Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent percent cut in pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after 20.01.05

 

 

iv)                 Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or after the date of issue of this letter but are granted compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from the date of grant of compassionate allowance and after their death, their widows would also be entitled to widow pass in terms of provisions contained in Schedule V of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986.

 

 

v)                   The Railway servants, who were removed from service before the date of issue of this letter, shall continue to be entitled to Post Retirement Complimentary Passes as personal to them, and after their death, their widows shall also be entitled to widow pass.

 

4.       In view of the above position, item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Passes)of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( Second Edition,1993) stand amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.49.

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No.49 to Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( 2nd Edition 1993)

 

Item (iv) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass) may be replaced by the following:-

 

(iv) (a)  Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those

Railway servants who are dismissed from service.

 

(b) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also not be issued to those Railway servants who are removed from service on or after 26.10.2005.

 

(c) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall not be issued to those retired railway servants on whom the penalty of cent percent cut in pension and gratuity has been imposed on or after 20.01.05.

 

(d) Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to those railway servants who are dismissed or removed from service on or after 26-10-2005 but are granted compassionate allowance in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993. Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be issued to such dismissed/removed railway servants from the date of grant of compassionate allowance.

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2002PS5-8/5 dated 26.10.2005 ]

 

 

RBE No 182/2005                                                                                            .

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 27.10..2005    (RBE No 182/05.)

 

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

rates effective from 01.07.2005.

…..

A copy each of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2005-P&PW (G) dated 14.10.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject are  sent herewith for your information and necessary action. As stated in para 2 thereof, these orders will apply to Railway pensioners also.

 

  1. 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 42/2/2004-P&PW(G) dt.4.4.2005 PC-V/97/I/96 dt. 26.4.2005 (RBE 69/2005, PC-V/454

 

2. 2 23/I/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

F(E)III/PN1/9 dt.2.8.2000(RBE No.138/2k

 

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)

dated  2.7.99

F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dt. 5.8.99

 

 

       

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dated 14.10.2005

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

Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2005.

…..

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O. M. No. 42/2/2005-P&PW(G)  Dated 4.04.2005 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief  admissible from 01.01.2005 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 at the rate of 21% w.e.f. 01.07.2005 in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OA dated 4.4.2005 referred to above.

 

2.         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/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of 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.

 

3.         Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Automonous 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 @ 21% w.e.f. 01.07.2005 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 and Dearness Pension 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 refers.

4.         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 @ 21% w.e.f.01.07.2005.

5.         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 @ 13% w.e.f. 01.07.2005.

(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/-.

 

6.         Payment of dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

 

7.         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.

 

8.         In the case of retired Supreme Court and High Court Judges necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

 

9.         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.

 

10.        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 Accountants 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.

 

11.        In their application to the employees belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

 

12.        This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O.No.400/E.V/2005 dated 13th October,2005.

 

 

 

RBE No.179/2005

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/HW-1 dated 25.10.05 (RBE No.179/05)

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2005.

 

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/7/14, dated 13.10.2005, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter of even number dated 4.5.2005 stand revised with effect from 1.7.2005 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 1.7.2005 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

 

S.No.

Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales of pay

A-1

A

B-1

B-2

Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities

1

2550-2605

22.35

22.20

22.05

21.95

21.75

2

2606-2790

23.35

23.20

23.10

22.95

22.80

3

2791-3230

26.35

26.10

25.90

25.75

25.40

4

3231-3440

29.10

28.85

28.65

28.45

28.15

5

3441-4125

32.85

32.65

32.40

32.25

31.95

6

4126-4270

36.85

36.55

36.25

36.00

35.45

7

4271-4480

38.35

38.05

37.80

37.50

36.95

8

4481-4630

39.85

39.60

39.30

39.00

38.45

9

4631-4870

41.50

41.25

40.95

40.65

40.10

10

4871-5165

43.75

43.50

43.20

42.90

42.35

11

5166-5465

46.25

46.00

45.70

45.45

44.90

12

5466-6210

50.70

50.40

50.10

49.85

49.30

13

6211-6655

55.70

55.45

55.15

54.85

54.30

14

6656-6955

58.85

58.55

58.30

58.00

57.45

15

6956-7850

& above

63.90

63.60

63.35

63.05

62.50

 

 

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rate of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.7.2005 for Essentially Intermittent categories  at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

S.No.

Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales of pay

A-1

A

B-1

B-2

Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities

1

2550-2605

14.90

14.80

14.70

14.65

14.50

2

2606-2790

15.55

15.45

15.40

15.30

15.20

3

2791-3230

17.55

17.40

17.25

17.15

16.95

4

3231-3440

19.40

19.25

19.10

18.95

18.75

5

3441-4125

21.90

21.75

21.60

21.50

21.30

6

4126-4270

24.55

24.35

24.15

24.00

23.65

7

4271-4480

25.55

25.35

25.20

25.00

24.65

8

4481-4630

26.55

26.40

26.20

26.00

25.65

9

4631-4870

27.65

27.50

27.30

27.10

26.75

10

4871-5165

29.15

29.00

28.80

28.60

28.25

11

5166-5465

30.85

30.65

30.45

30.30

29.95

12

5466-6210

33.80

33.60

33.40

33.25

32.85

13

6211-6655

37.15

36.95

36.75

36.55

36.20

14

6656-6955

39.25

39.05

38.85

38.65

38.30

15

6956-7850

& above

42.60

42.40

42.25

42.05

41.65

 

 

 

RBE No.183/2005                                                                                                                    Board’s letter No. E(G)2003 QR 1-6 dated 28.10.05 (RBE No.183/05)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in  favour of officers/staff posted to new zones – clarification.

 

Under Railway Board’s instructions contained in letter of even number dated 30.6.2005 it was provided that “in the event allotment of accommodation is offered to a Railway officer/staff at the new place and he/she refuses to accept such allotment, such refusal would make the employee ineligible for retention of Railway accommodation at the old place of posting”.  In this regard it is clarified that only refusal for acceptance of entitled category of accommodation by an employee shall disqualify the employee and make him/her ineligible for retention of accommodation at the old place of posting, as provided for in letter of even number dated 24.3.2005.

 

 

RBE No.184/2005                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(Sports)2004/Policy/2 dated 28.10.05 (RBE No.184/05)

 

Sub: Norms for recruitment against sports quota in the Railways.

Ref: Policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dt.19.6.2000.

 

1.       Please refer to Para 4.2.1(v) of Board’s policy letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dt.19.6.2000.

 

2.       Since there is a dispute between the two factions of the National School Games Federations and the matter is sub-judice, it has been decided by the Board that till further orders, any sports achievements in the National School Games, organized by any of the Federation, should not be considered for recruitment against sports quota in the Railways.  Therefore, Para 4.2.1(v) of above referred policy letter should be treated as deleted, till further orders.

 

 

RBE No.188/2005                                                                               

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PF1/2 dated 2.11.2005 (RBE No.188/05)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREC Vol. I (Fifth Edition 1985) (Second Reprint

Edition 2003) – Rules 925 (3), 925 (4) and 925 (5) thereof raising

the ceiling limit for final withdrawal.

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 925 (3), 925 (4) and 925 (5) of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, Fifth Edition 1985 (Second Reprint Edition 2003) may be modified as per Advance Correction Slip No.94 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE – VOLUME I FIFTH EDITION 1985(Second Reprint Edition 2003)

CHAPTER 9- STATE RAILWAY PROVIDENT FUND RULES

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.94

Rule 925(3)(b)(I)

 

Replace clause (b)(i) of sub-rule (3) of Rules 925 by the following:-

(i)                  Six months pay in the case of betrothal/marriage of subscriber or his/her son or daughter, or any other female actually dependent on him/her”.

 

Rule 925 (3)(b) Note 2:

 

Replace Note 2 below clause (b) of sub-rule (3) of Rule 925 by the following:-

 

Note:2 – In special cases, the sanctioning authority may relax the limit at (I) above for marriage of subscriber’s daughter keeping in view the status of the subscriber and the amount standing to his/her credit in the Fund, but in no case should more than 15 months’ pay be sanctioned”.

 

Rule 925(4)

 

Insert the following as clause [c] below clause (b) of sub-rule (4) of Rule 925 and the existing clause (c) may be renumbered as clause (d):-

 

“[c] In special cases, keeping in view the course of study, status of the subscriber and the amount standing to his/her credit in the Fund, the sanctioning authority may relax the limit of three months pay or half the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber in the Fund, whichever is less, as laid down in proviso to Rule 923, but in no case should more than three fourths of the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber in the Fund be sanctioned”.

 

Rule 925(5)

 

Insert the following as clause (b) below clause (a) of sub-rule (5) of Rule 925 and the existing clauses (b) &  (c) may be renumbered as clause (c) & (d):-

 

“(b) In special cases, keeping in view the type of illness, status of the subscriber and the amount standing to his/her credit, the sanctioning authority may relax the limit laid down in proviso to Rule 923, but in no case should more than three fourths of the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber in the Fund be sanctioned”.

(Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.F(E)III/2005/PF1/2 dated 2.11.2005).

 

RBE No.78/2004           

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2004/CRC/7 dt.06.04.04 (RBE No.78/2004)

           Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.

-          - -

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter Nos. PC.III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 & 06.01.2004 and PC-III/2003/CRC/7 dt.03.03.2004 (applicable to RDSO only) on the above subject.

 

2.      ICF have raised doubts regarding the modified selection procedure as detailed in Para 4 of Board’s letter dated 06.01.2004 and have sought further elaboration of this aspect.  The issue has been examined and it is clarified that the existing selection procedure should be modified to the extent that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports without holding any written and/or viva-voce tests.  In this procedure, the Selection Board is supposed to consider the claims of the eligible staff one by one in order of their seniority.  It will scrutinize the service records and confidential reports of staff beyond the number equal to the number of posts calculated in terms of para 4.1 of Board’s restructuring order dated 06.01.2004 only to the extent the number of staff is found unsuitable for promotion.  Further, while implementing the restructuring on the basis of the above procedure, introductions contained in Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-92/CR/3 dated 08.10.93 should be kept in view.

 

  1. Railway were also advised vide  Para 3 of Board’s letter dated 06.01.2004 that benefit under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a) (1) R-II will no longer be available  in the case of movement from lower grade to higher grade in the non-functional situations where there is no change in duties and responsibilities e.g. in the case of movement from Goods Guards to Sr.Goods Guards and Goods Drivers to Sr.Goods Drivers etc.  In the case of such movement, the pay will be fixed under Rule 1313 (FR-22) (I) (a) (2) R-II and the benefit of fixation under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1 R-II will not be admissible on functional promotion though in identical scale.  Railways are further advised that where an employee has already got the benefit of fixation under Rule 1313(FR-22)(I)(a)(1) R-II on non-functional movement under the earlier scheme in vogue prior to implementation of above restructuring orders, such an employee gets benefit of fixation under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1) R-I twice on such type of movement.

The words “ parivahan (Vidyut) Vibhag” appearing in Annexure ‘B’ (Anubandh) of Hindi version of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt.09.10.2003 may be corrected to read as “Parivahan (Power) Vibha.

 

RBE No.190/2005 

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 9.11.2005 (RBE No.190/05)

 

Sub: Transfer on request from one seniority unit to another

Unit against direct recruitment quota.

 

In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I/99/TR/15 dated 8.2.2000, transfer on request of Railway employees from one Railway/Division/Unit to another Railway/Division/Unit in grades having an element of direct recruitment against DR quota post is accepted on bottom seniority if the employee possesses the educational qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the post to which transfer is sought for.

 

1.1        Prior to issue of instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(NG)II-98/RR1/107 dated 4.12.98, prescribing the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to Group D posts in the pay scale of Rs.2550-3200 (RSRP) and Rs.2610-3540 (RSRP) as class VIII pass, no qualification for induction in Group D was in force except in the case of Diesel/Electric/EMU sheds and TMO for some time.

 

2.       In a few cases, qualifications for recruitment to Group C posts have also been revised in the recent past e.g. Junior Engineer Gr.II (Signal) and (Telecommunication) and Supervisor (P.Way).  In case of recruitment to the post of Technician for Gr.III in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 the qualification of Matriculation has been retained only for appointment on compassionate ground.

 

 

2.       The question whether Group D employees recruited prior to 4.12.98 without the condition of qualification and those recruited to Group C posts with pre-revised qualification wherever the qualifications have been revised, should be made eligible for transfer on request on bottom seniority in grades having element of direct recruitment, has been considered carefully by the Board.  The issue has been raised in the PNM NFIR and by AIRF as well.  It has been decided as follows:-

 

(i)                Group D staff recruited prior to 4.12.98 without the condition of qualification and those recruited after 4.12.98 with relaxation of qualification will be eligible to seek transfer on request in recruitment grade on bottom seniority.

 

(ii)                In Group C in cases where qualification for recruitment has been revised, those recruited with pre revised qualification will be eligible to seek transfer on request on bottom seniority in recruitment grade.  However, in case of Technician Gr.III since qualification of Matriculation has been retained, though only for appointment on compassionate ground a person having the qualification of Matriculation irrespective of whether he is a promotee or direct recruit, will be eligible to seek transfer on request on bottom seniority as Technician Gr.III against direct recruitment quota post.

 

RBE No.189/2005                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No E(P&A)II-2005/RS-28 dated 8.11.2005 RBE No.189/05)

 

Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay with the

        basic pay w.e.f. 1.4.2004 – PNM/NFIR agenda item No.57/2005.

 

The Staff side vide their  cited Agenda item have demanded that consequent upon merger of DA with pay, Dearness Pay should also be taken into account while calculating 30% of the basic pay of running staff for the purpose of leave salary.

 

2.         Attention in this connection is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2004/RS-13 dated 30.6.2004 wherefrom it is evident that for the purpose of calculating 30% of the basic pay of running staff under Rule 8(a) & Rule 25 of “The Rules for payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running staff on Railways, 1981”, Dearness Pay is also to be taken into account with effect from 1.4.2004

 

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

 

 

RBE No.194/2005                                                                                                                  

Board’s letter No. 2005-E[SCT]I/25/14 dated 16-11-2005 (RBE No.194/05)

 

Sub: Implementation of Post Based Rosters  for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories.

 

The matter  regarding adoption of Post Based Rosters  for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories had been under consideration of the Board since long.  It has been decided that instructions as contained in Board’s letter No. 95-E[SCT]I/49/5[2] dated 21-8-97  should also apply for promotions from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and within Group ‘B’ categories.  Further instructions as regards fixation of cadre strength in Group ‘B’ will follow.

 

RBE No.191/2005                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/RSRP/4 dated 14.11.2005 (RBE No.191/05)

 

Sub: Revision of pay scales – Amendment in IREM, Vol.I.

 

On acceptance of the recommendations of V CPC by the Government, revised pay scales have been implemented in Ministry of Railways vide Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.10.97.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I (1989 Edition ) may be amended incorporating the above and related changes as per Advance Correction Slip (ACS) No.176 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

 

Chapter-IV, Scales of pay applicable to Principal categories of Non-gazetted Staff.

 

Advance Correction Slip No.176.

 

RSRP 1997 (V Central Pay Commission) may be incorporated for the categories mentioned in the Chapter.

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/RSRP/4 dated 14.11.2005]

Categories of posts
R.P.S.(IV Pay Commission)

Rs.

RSRP 1997 (V Central Pay Commission).

RS.

 
Para 401 Civil Engineering Deptt.

 

     
Senior Section Engineer(P.Way, Works, Bridges) 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Section Engineer(P.Way, Works, Bridges) 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Junior Engineer-II(P.Way, Works, Bridges) 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Junior Engineer-I(P.Way, Works, Bridges 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Horticulture Mistry Gr.II(NR)   4000-100-6000  
Horticulture Mistry Gr.II(DLW)   4000-100-6000  
Horticulture Inspector 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-80050  
Worksmate 800-1500-1010-20-1150 2750-70-3800-4400  
Mali 775-12-871-14-1025 2650-65-3300-70-4000  
Skilled Artisan Gr.III 950-20-1150-25-1500 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Skilled Artisan Gr.II 1200-30-1440-40-1800 4000-100-6000  
Skilled Artisan Gr.I 1320-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Maistries 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Master Craftsmen 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Para 402 Mechanical  Engineering Deptt.      
Senior Section Engineer(C&W) 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Section Engineer(C&W) 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Junior Engineer-II(C&W) 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Junior Engineer-I(C&W) 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Lab Attendant III 750- 12-870-14-940 2550-55-2660-60-3200  
Lab Attendant II 775-12-871-14-1025 2610-60-3150-65-3540  
Lab Attendant I - 2650-65-3300-70-4000  
Lab Assistant III - 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Lab Assistant II - 4000-100-6000  
Lab Assistant I   4500-125-7000  
Junior Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant 1320-30-1560-40-2040 5000-150-8000  
Chemical and Metallurgical Assistant 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-175-9000  
Lab Superintendent 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Superintendent/industrial

Engineering/Spectography/X-ray

2000-60-2300-75-3200 7450-225-11500  
Chief Power Controller, Chief Traction Loco Controller, Chief Loco Inspector, Loco Foreman ‘A” Fuel Inspector”A’, Driving Inspector. 2375-75-3200-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Loco Inspector ’B’ , Fuel Inspector ‘B’, Driving Inspector, Power Controller, Loco Foreman ‘B’, Traction Loco Controller, Asstt. Loco Foreman [R], Asst. Traction Loco Controller, Driving Inspector, Power Controller 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Para 403 Electrical  Deptt.      
Senior Section Engineer 2375-75-3200-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Section Engineer 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Junior Engineer-I 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Junior Engineer-II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Chief Power Controller, Traction Loco Controller, Chief Loco Inspector,Loco Foreman,’A’, Fuel Inspector ‘A’, Driving Inspector 2375-75-3200-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Loco Inspector ‘B’, Fuel Inspector, ‘B’, Driving Inspector, Power Controller, Loco Foreman ‘B’, Traction Loco Controller, Asst. Loco Foreman[R], Asst. Traction Loco Controller, Driving Inspector, Power Controller.

________________________________

Para 404 Signal & Telecom Department.

2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
     
Senior Section Engineer (Tele & Signal) 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Section Engineer-II(Tele&Signal) 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Junior Engineer-II(Tele & Signal) 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Junior Engineer-I(Tele & Signal) 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Senior Telephone Operator 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Head Telephone Operator 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Cipher Operator Gr.II 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Cipher Operator Gr.I 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Cipher Inspector 1600-50-2300-60-2660(+Rs.200 Spl. Pay) 6500-200-10500 (without Special pay)  
Sr. Wireless Operator/Inspector Wireless 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Sr. Wireless Operator/Inspector Wireless 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Chief inspector wireless (Traffic) 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Chief wireless traffic 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Para 405 Transportation (Traffic) and Commercial Deptt.      
Asst. Station Master 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Asst. Station Master 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Asst. Station Master 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Station Master 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Head Signaller 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Inspector Wireless (Traffic) Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Section Controller (Traffic) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Chief Train Clerk 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Head Train Clerk 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Train Clerk 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Train Clerk 950-20-1150-25-1400 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Traffic Inspector Gr.III 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Traffic  Inspector Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Asst. Yard Master 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Yard Master 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Shunting Master Gr.I 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Head Commercial Clerk 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Chief Commercial Clerk 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Enquiry-cum-reservation Clerk 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Enquiry –cum-Reservation Clerk 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Reservation Supervisor-II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Commercial Inspector Gr. IV 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Commercial Inspector  Gr .III 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Head Ticket Collector/Senior Travelling Ticket Examiner/Conductor 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Travelling Ticket Inspector(TTI)/Conductor 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Rates Inspectors/Coal Inspector/Weigh Bridge Clerks. 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Rates Inspectors/Coal Inspector/Weigh Bridge Clerks 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Movement Inspector 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Movement Inspector 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Para 406 Loco Staff
     
Asst. Guard/ Brakesman(80%) 950-20-1150-25-1400 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Senior Asst .Guard/Senior Brakesman (20%) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Goods Guards (80%) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Senior Goods Guard(20%) 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000  
Passenger Guard (80%) 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000  
Senior Passenger Guard (20%_) 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Mail/Express Guard (100%) 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Second FM (80%) 825-15-900-20-1200 2750-70-3800-75-4400  
Sr. Second FM(20%) 950-20-1150-25-1400 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Asst. Loco Pilot(Diesel/Elec) 950-20-1150-25-1400 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Sr.Asst.Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elec) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Loco Pilot (Shunting)Gr.II 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Loco Pilot(Shunting) Gr.I 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000  
Loco Pilot(Goods) Gr.Il 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000  
Loco Pilot(Goods) Gr.I 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr.I 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6000-190-9800  
Loco Pilot (Mail) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6000-190-9800  
Para 407 Accounts Department
     
Accounts Clerk 950-20-1150-25-1500 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Finger print Examiner 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 5000-150-8000  
Sr/Finger Print Examiner 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5500-175-9000  
Head Shroff/Cashier Gr.I 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Asst.Divl.Cashier/Inspector of Cashier (also selection grade for cashiers) 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Jr.Accounts Assts. 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Accounts Assts. 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Stock verifier 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Sr.Stock Verifier   6500-200-10500  
Section Officers/Inspectors of Accounts/Cost Accounts (20%) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Sr.Section Officers/Sr.Inspectors of Accounts/Sr.Cost Accountants (80%) 2000-60-2300-EB-75-3200 7450-225-11500  
       
Para 408 Clerical Staff (other than Accounts)      
Jr.Time keepers 950-20-1150-25-1500 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Sr.Time Keepers 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Head time keepers 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Chief time keepers 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Superintendent - 6500-200-10500  
Typists 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Typists 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Jr.Clerk 950-20-1150-25-1500 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Sr.clerks 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Head clerks 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Senior clerks 1200-30-1560-40-2040+Rs.70 (Spl.pay) 5000-150-8000  
Office Supdt.Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Office Supdt. Gr.I 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Chief Office Supdt. - 7450-225-11500  
Stenographer attached to HAG/HODs/DRMs/Director (CTI) - 7500-250-12000  
Stenographers attached to SAG/SAG(CTI) - 6500-200-10500  
       
Para 409 General Administration Deptt.      
Personnel Inspector/Welfare Inspector/HOER Inspector Gr.III. 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Sr.Personnel Inspector/Welfare Inspector / HOER Inspector Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
PI Gr.I/HOER Inspector Gr.I/WI Gr.I 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
CPI/Ch.HOER Inspector/CLWI - 7450-225-11500  
Data entry operator 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Data entry operator/console operator 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Law Assistant 1600-50-2300-60-2660 6500-200-10500  
Chief Law Assistant 2000-60-2300-75-3200 7450-225-11500  
Statistical Inspector 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Statistical Inspector 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
       
Para 410 Stores Department.      
Junior Engineer Gr.II 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Jr.Engineer Gr.I 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Depot Store Keeper Gr.III 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Depot Store Keeper Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Depot Store Keeper Gr.I 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Depot Stores Supdt. - 7450-225-11500  
Shipping inspector 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Senior Shipping Inspector 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Chief Shipping Inspector 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Head Shipping Inspector - 7450-225-11500  
       
Para 411 Printing Press staff.      
Sr. Section Engineer (Printing) 2375-75-3200-EB-100-3500 7450-225-11500  
Section Engineer (Printing) 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Junior Engineer -I (Printing) 1400-40-1800-50-2300 4500-125-7000  
Junior Engineer II (Printing) 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5000-150-8000  
       
Para 412 Medical Deptt.      
Asst Cook 800-1500-1010-20-1150 2650-65-3300-70-4000  
Cook 950-20-1150-25-1500 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Senior cook 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Master cook - 5000-150-8000  
Auxiliary Nurse Cum Midwife 975-25-150-30-1540 4000-100-6000  
Auxiliary Nurse Cum Midwife 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Staff nurse 1400-40-1500-50-2300-60-2600 5000-150-8000  
Nursing sister 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
Matron 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Chief Matron - 7450-225-11500  
Asst. Nursing officer 2375-75-3200-100-3500-125-3750 7500-250-12000  
Cardiac Cath  Lab. Technicians/ - 5000-150-8000  
Dietician 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5500-175-9000  
Sr. Dietician - 6500-200-10500  
Asst. Dietetics officer - 7500-250-12000  
Dresser III/OTA III 800-1500-1010-20-1150 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Dresser II/OTA II 825-15-900-20-1200/ 950-20-1150-25-1500 4000-100-6000  
Dresser I/OTA I   4500-125-7000  
Extension educator 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Dt. Extension Educator/Statistical Asst. 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Extension Educator - 7450-225-11500  
Asst. health education officer - 7500-250-12000  
Heamodialysis Technicians 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.III(IV) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 5500-175-9000  
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.III 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5500-175-9000  
Health and Malaria Inspector Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 6500-200-10500  
Health And Maleria Inspector Gr.I 2000-60-2300-75-3200 7450-225-11500  
Asst.Health Officer - 7500-250-12000  
Hospital Safaiwala 750-12-870-14-940 2550-55-2660-60-3200  
Conservancy Safaiwala 775-12-871-14-1025 2610-60-3150-65-3540  
Safaiwala Jamedar 800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-330-70-4000  
Sr.Safaiwala Jamedar 825-15-900-20-1200 2750-70-3800-75-4400  
Lab Attendant  III 775-12-871-14-1025 2610-60-3150-65-3540  
Lab  Attendant II. 800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-330-70-4000  
Lab  Attendant I. - 2750-70-3800-75-4400  
Lab Asst.II 975-25-150-30-1540 3200-85-4900  
Lab Asst.I 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Lab Technician/Asst.Chemist 1320-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Chemist/Laboratory Supdt. Gr.II 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Lab Supdt. II 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
Lab Supdt.I - 6500-200-10500  
Chief Lab Supdt. - 7450-225-11500  
Lady Health visitor 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Sr.Lady Health visitor 1400-40-1800-50-2300 4500-125-7000  
Head Lady Health visitor - 5500-175-9000  
Occupational therapist - 5500-175-9000  
Pharmacist Gr.III 1350-30-1440-40-1800-50-2200 4500-125-7000  
Pharmacist Gr.II 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5000-150-8000  
Pharmacist Gr.I 1640-60-2660-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
Chief Pharmacist Gr.II - 6500-200-10500  
Chief Pharmacist Gr.I - 7450-225-11500  
Asst. Pharmacy Officer - 7500-250-12000  
Physicist (BR Singh Hospital Eastern Railway) 1640-60-2660-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Physicist (BR Singh Hospital Eastern Railway) - 7500-250-12000[ACP]  
Physiotherapist Gr.II 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5500-175-9000  
Physiotherapist Gr.I 2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500  
Asst. Physiotherapy Officer - 7500-250-12000  
Radiographer Gr.III 975-25-150-30-1540 4000-100-6000  
       
Para 413 Security Deptt.      
Inspector Gr.I
2000-60-2300-75-3200 6500-200-10500+200 Spl. Pay  
Inspector Gr.II 1640-60-2660-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Sub-Inspector 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5500-175-9000  
Asst.Sub.Inspector 1320-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Head constable 975-25-1150-30-1540 3200-85-4900+Spl Pay of Rs.50/- for existing incumbents only  
Naik (will be designated as head constable) 950-20-1150-25-1500 3200-85-4900  
Constable 825-15-900-20-1200+ advance increments 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
       
Para 414 Technical Training Schools and Basic Training Centres)      
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Primary School (Entry Scale) 1400-40-1800-50-2300-80-2600 5500-175-9000  
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Primary School(Sr.Scale) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Trained Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Primary School (Selection Scale) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Post Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Middle School (Entry Scale) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Post Graduate Teacher/ Headmaster, Middle School (Sr.Scale) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I/ Craft Teacher/Dance Teacher/Demonstrator (Basic Grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I /Craft Teacher/ Dance Teacher/Demonstrator (Sr.Grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-12000  
Physical Training Instructor Gr.I /Craft Teacher/Dance Teacher/ Demonstrator (Selection Grade) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Primary School Teacher (Entry Scale) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Primary School Teacher (Sr.Scale) 1400-40-1800-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Primary School  Teacher (Selection Scale) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-10500  
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher ) (Basic Grade) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher) (Sr.Grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5000-150-8000  
Music Teacher (Primary Teacher) (Selection Grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
Head Of Technical Staff (Basic Grade) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
House keeper in Oak grove school, Jharipani 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher Gr.I/Music Teacher Gr.I language teacher (TGT) (Basic Grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher Gr.I Music Teacher Gr.I Language teacher (TGT) (Sr.grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-12000  
Domestic Science Teacher (Gr.I/Drg. Teacher Gr.I/Music Teacher Gr.I Language Teacher (TGT) (Selection Grade) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Head Master/ Head Mistress Of Secondary High School (Basic Grade) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Instructor Tech. Group/ Manual Instructor/ Asst. Instructor/Instructor for Workshop (Basic grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Instructor Tech. Group/Manual Instructor /Asst. Instructor for Workshop (Sr.Grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-12000  
Instructor Tech. Group/Manual Instructor /Asst. Instructor for Workshop (Selection Grade) 2000-60-2300-75-3200-100-3500 7500-250-12000  
Commercial Instructor (Basic Grade) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Commercial Instructor (Senior Grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5000-150-8000  
Commercial Instructor (Selection Grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
School Librarians (Basic Grade) 1200-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
School Librarians (Sr.Grade) 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
School Librarians (Selection Grade) 1640-60-2600-75-2900 6500-200-12000  
School Librarians (Selection Grade)      
Library And Information Assistant 1400-40-1600-50-2300-60-2600 5500-175-9000  
Demonstrator Tutors 1740-60-2700-EB-75-3000 5500-175-9000  
Para 415 Drawing Office Staff (All Deptt.)      
Draftsman/Design Asst,/Sr.Estimator 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Head Draftsman/Head Design Asst. / Head Estimator. 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Jr.Design Asst. 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Sr.Design Asst. 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Draftsman 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Head Draftsman/Sr.Jig & Tool Designer 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
416 Misc. Categories
     
Khalasis In Diesel/Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds - 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Traffic Supervisor (Metro Railway) 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Sr.Traffic Supervisor (Metro Railway) 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Tower Wagon Drivers (Wr) 1320-30-1560-40-2040 4500-125-7000  
Catering Supervisor Gr.I/Inspector Gr.III 1400-40-1800-50-2300 5000-150-8000  
Catering Inspector Gr.II 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-175-9000  
Safaiwala/Cleaner/ Washboy/ Watchman/ Tea-Cofee Maker/Vendor Gr.III/ Kitchen Asst.Gr.II 750-12-870-14-940 2550-55-2660-60-3200  
Bearer Gr.II/Vendor Gr.II/ Kitchen Asst.Gr.II/ Salesman Gr.II 775-12-871-14-1020 2610-60-3150-65-3540  
Vendor Gr.I 800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-3330-70-4000  
Salesman Gr.I 825-15-900-20-1200 2750-70-3800-75-4400  
Asst.Cooks/Assistant Halwai 800-15-1010-20-1150 2650-65-3300-70-4000  
Cook Gr.II/Halwai Gr.II 825-15-900-20-1200 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Master Cook - 5000-150-8000  
Cook Grade I/Halwai Gr.I 950-20-1150-25-1400 3200-85-4900  
Halwai Gr.I 975-25-1150-30-1540 3200-85-4900  
Sr.Cook. 1320-30-1560-40-2040 4000-100-6000  
Stores Keeper Gr.II/Clerk/Asst. Canteen Manager 825-15-900-20-1200 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Clerk/Cashier/Asst.Canteen Manager 950-20-1150-25-1400 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Stores Keeper Gr.I /Accountant/ Canteen Manager Gr.II 975-25-1150-30-1540 3200-85-4900  
Sr.Canteen Manager 1600-50-2300-60-2660 5500-150-8000  
Head Canteen Manager 1640-60-2600-75-2900 5500-175-9000  
Asst.Cook - 2650-65-3300-70-4000  
Cook - 3050-75-3950-80-4590  
Head Cook. - 4500-125-7000  

 

 

RBE No 186/2005                                                                               

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2005/CRC/11 dated 28.10.2005   ( RBE No 186/05.)

 

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent

staff in Centralised Training Institutes.

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Reference Railway Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.09.2005 laying down the instructions & percentage distribution of posts for cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ permanent staff in Centralised Training Institutes.

 

The Board desire to incorporate the following instructions as para 17 below para 16 of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.09.2005:-

 

Introduction of Multi skilling – merger of ESM & MSM 17. The concept of Multi-skilling is to be introduced by merging the categories of Electric Signal Maintainers (ESMs) and Mechanical Signal Maintaianers (MSMs) and a unified cadre of Signal Maintainers should be introduced.  While the revised percentage distribution of posts as indicated below this para should be implemented in the unified cadre of Signal Maintainers based on the integrated seniority list,  the duties, responsibilities and functions being performed by the employees of the respective cadres will be combined in a phased manner.  Each member of the cadre will have to be equipped with necessary skills and functions through proper training and development.  The categories of ESMs & MSMs will be merged by integrating the seniority of the employees working in respective grades with reference to length of non-fortuitous service in the relevant grade keeping the inter-se-seniority in the respective group intact.  The recruitment and promotion pattern as applicable to the Electric Signal Maintainers will be followed in the unified cadre of Signal Maintainers.

 

 

Further to the above, following percentage distribution of posts prescribed for Signal Maintainers/TCMs & WTMs of Signal & Telecommunication Department may also be incorporated in Annexure “C” of Board’s letter of even number dated 14.09.2005:-

 

CATEGORY GRADE (Rs.) EXISTING %AGE REVISED%AGE

 

Signal Maintainers*/

TCMs/WTMs

5000-8000

4500-7000

4000-6000

3050-4590

10

50

25

15

16

53

20

11

 

*Foot Note : ( i) The revised percentage distribution of posts will be made applicable in the unified cadre as per the provisions contained in para 17 incorporated in Board’s letter dated 14.09.2005 vide this letter.

 

(ii) Existing Note to Annexure ‘C’ as issued in letter dated 14.09.2005.

 

 

RBE No.197/2005                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

   Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/37 dated 17.11.2005 (RBE No.197/05)

 

Sub: Acceptance of Legal guardianship provided under National Trust Act,1999 for grant of family pension to mentally retarded son/daughter of a railway servant.

 

In terms of proviso to Rule 75(6) of Railway services (pension) Rules,1993 as amended vide Gazette Notification No.F(E)III/94/PN1/31/Amendment dt.3.2.1995 and No.F(E)III/99/PBN1/38/Modification dated 23.5.2000, family pension for life in respect of mentally retarded son or daughter shall be payable to a person nominated by the railway servant or the pensioner, as the case may be, and in case no nomination was furnished to the Head of Office by such Railway servant or pensioner during his/her life time, to the person nominated by the spouse of such Railway servant or family pensioner, as the case may be, later on.  In case no nomination was filed by the Railway servant or the pensioner, as the case may be, or by the spouse or family pensioner later on, family pension in respect of mentally retarded son or daughter shall be paid through the guardian, as if he/she were a minor, on the basis of guardianship certificate or the guardian appointed by a court.

 

Instances of non-acceptance by certain Zonal Railways of the guardianship certificate issued by the Local Level Committee headed by the District Collector constituted under the National Trust Act,1999 for the Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities, have come to the notice of Board. Board desire that in those cases where the Railway servant or the pensioner or the spouse, or the family pensioner, as the case may be, did not nominate a person to receive family pension for life in respect of his/her mentally retarded son or daughter, family pension may be sanctioned and released through the person in favour of whom legal Guardianship has been provided duly stating the purpose as for receipt of family pension, by the Local Level Committee, a statutory body constituted under the National Trust Act,199, without insisting on guardianship certificate from a court.

 

 

RBE No.198/2005                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2000/RC-1/Genl./16 dtd 17-11-2005  (RBE No.198/05)

Sub: Appointment on compassionate ground of wards of deceased/medical invalidation employees who are diploma holders.

           

Instructions  have been issued vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2000/RR-1/47 dated 3-8-2001 laying down the Educational qualification for recruitment to JE-II posts in scales Rs.5000-8000 as Diploma in Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics Engineering.

 

2.         In the above context, item No. 23/2005 has been tabled by the staff- side in the PNM/NFIR stating that wards of deceased employees who are diploma holders are not being considered for the post of JE-II and are being offered lower posts.

 

3.         The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that compassionate appointment of wards of deceased employees, who are diploma holders should normally be considered for JE-II post subject to the availability of vacancies and the candidate being found eligible and suitable for the post.

 

 

RBE No.159/2005                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. F[E]II/2005/DE/2 dated 23-11-2005  (RBE No.159/05)

 

            Sub: Extension of deputation / foreign service.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. . F[E]II/2005/DE 1/1 dated  05-12-1994.

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            A copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions [Department of Personnel and Training]’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt.[pay.II] dated  3rd November, 2004 on the above cited subject is sent herewith for information and guidance.  The Cases of extensions of deputation / foreign service may be processed in strict observance of the instructions reiterated.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions [Department of Personnel and Training]’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt.[pay.II] dated  3rd November, 2004

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Extension of deputation / foreign service

 

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to para 8.4 of Department of Personnel and Training  O.M. No. 2/29/91-Estt [Pay.II] dated 5th January, 1994 and to say that above instructions inter-alia provide that in cases where extension is beyond the fifth year or second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules,  the same would be allowed only after obtaining the approval of the Department of Personnel and Training, whether Central Government is the lending organization or the borrowing organization.  The instructions lay down that proposal in this regard should reach this Department with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing  Department at least three months before the  expiry of the  extended tenure with full particulars.  The prescribed check-list has to be annexed with the proposal.

 

2.         Instances have come to the notice of this Department where these instructions are not being followed.  The proposal for extensions/ regularizing  the overstayal period of deputation / foreign service beyond 5th year are sent in a routine manner although it is laid down that extension should be granted only in rare and exceptional  circumstances.  Frequently cases are received after the expiry of the period for which extension is to be given.

 

3.         It is reiterated that the proposals for extensions may be sent to this Department only in rare and exceptional circumstances  where extension in the period of deputation is considered absolutely necessary.  The proposals should reach this Department with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Department at least three months before the expiry of the extended tenure, with full particulars.

 

 

RBE No.195/2005  

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/14  dated 16-11-2005 (RBE No.195/05)

 

Sub: Recognition of certificate of Madhyama / Prathama pass from Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna for the purpose of recruitment on  the Railways.

 

A number of Zonal Railways and Railway Recruitment Board’s have sought clarification as to whether the certificate of Madhyama / Prathama pass awarded by Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna  is recognized for the purpose of recruitment on the  Railways.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training  and it is clarified that Bihar Sanskrit Shiksha Board, Patna  is not a recognized Institution and aforesaid certificates  awarded by them are also not recognized for the purpose of appointment / promotion in the Central Government.

 

RBE No. 192/2005                                                                                          

Board’s letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71  Dated 14-11-2005   (RBE No. 192/05)

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –

Raising the income ceiling.

 

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 20-05-2005 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.01.2005 as Rs.2633/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.750/- [DP] + 17% of Rs.2250 [1500+750]  or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

2        Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f. 1.7.2005 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 27.10.2005 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. 1.7.2005 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 27.10.2005 does not exceed Rs.2723/- i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension)+ Rs.750 (DP) + 21% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

RBE No.48/2005                                                                                                                     

  Board’s letter No. E(RRB)2003/25/7 dated 21.3.2005 (RBE No.48/05)

 

Sub: Review of qualifying nature of Psychological Tests re-named as

Aptitude Test on Indian Railways for direct recruitment of ASM,

Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 4.6.2003 (RBE No.90/2003).

 

An Advisory Committee constituted by the Railway Board has reviewed “the relationship between the Written Examination and the Aptitude Test in respect of Assistant Station Masters and Assistant Drivers (Ref.RDSO’s Study Report No.PT-23 of Mary’2004)”.

 

Board has considered the recommendations of the Committee and has decided that the railways may switch back to the earlier system of multiple cut off and qualifying status for the Aptitude Test.  Low performers on the Aptitude Test should not be empanelled even if they score high in the written examination.  In other words, if a candidate scores less than the cut off marks in any sub test of Aptitude Test, he should be eliminated from the selection process.  System of adding marks of Aptitude Test to the marks obtained in the written examination will, however, continue for the purpose of preparing the merit list.

 

Revised instructions shall come into force with immediate effect and shall also cover the Aptitude Tests for the post of ASM, Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman where employment notice(s) have already been issued/written examination already conducted but the Aptitude Test is yet to be done.

 

 

 

RBE No.18/2005                                                                                                         

Board’s letter No. E(D&A)2004/RG 6-40 dated 28.1.2005 (RBE No.18/05)

 

Sub: Placement of Group ‘B’ Officers against whom disciplinary/

court proceedings etc. are pending, in the higher pay scale of

Rs.8000-13500/- – Procedure and guidelines to be followed.

 

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No.E(GP)2003/2/22 dated 16.6.2003 outlining the procedure to be followed for placement of 80% Group ‘B’ officers in scale Rs.7500-12000/-, in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500/-.

 

2.         Board have decided that the sealed cover procedure as laid down in their letter No.E(D&A)92/RG 6-149(B) dated 21.1.1993 would be applicable also in respect of placement of Group B Officers in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500/-.  Since the date of effect of placement in the higher scale is 1st January and 1st July every year, sealed cover procedure would apply only if the officer is under suspension or disciplinary/court proceedings are pending against him as on 1st Januar/1st July and not as on the date his case for placement in higher scale is actually considered by the Committee of HODs.  In case of initial placement in the year 2003, application of sealed cover procedure in a case would depend upon the position as on 25.4.2003 i.e. the date from which the placement in the higher pay scale was initially made effective .

 

3.         Board have also decided that the eligibility of a Group ‘B’ Officer; findings in respect of whom were kept in sealed cover by the Committee, for placement in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500/- on conclusion of disciplinary proceedings etc; shall be decided in accordance with the procedure contained in para 3.2 of Board’s letter dated 21.1.1993 referred to ibid as modified by their letter No. E(D&A)95/RG –6- 65 dated 17.1.96.

 

RBE No.202 /2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/6/7 dated 22.11.05 (RBE No.202 / 05)

 

Sub: Cost of training for apprentices engaged under Apprentices Act,.1961

                          Head of account for booking expenditure on –

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(TRG)l76(33)/44 dated 20.3.79.

 

The Railway Ministry have decided that the expenditure incurred on the training of Apprentices recruited under Apprentices Act, 1961 who are imparted training in Railway Establishments including the Railway Workshops, RDSO & Metro may be booked under the sub-detailed Head K-12-512 under Demand No.12.  Since demand No.12 is not in operation in Production Units, the cost of training of Act Apprentices in PUs may be booked under WMS head only.  Reimbursement of the cost of related instructions from the Government should be strictly ensured and should be taken as a minus debit to the concerned Head of account.  Necessary Budget provision may, therefore, be made accordingly.

 

2.         This issues in consultation with the associate finance and the Budget Branch of the Railway Board.

 

RBE No.200/2005 

Board’s letter No. E(GP)2005/2/61 dated 22.11.2005 (RBE No.200/05)

 

Sub: Fixation of Group ‘B’ cadre for operation of post based roster for promotion from Group C to Group B and within Group ‘B’

 

Please refer to Board’s letter No.2005-E(SCT)I/25/14 dated 16.11.2005 regarding adoption of post based roster for promotions from Group ‘C’ to Group  ‘B’ and within Group  ‘B’. For operation of post based roster, the Group ‘B’ cadre strength may be fixed as follows:

 

Fixation of Group B cadre for promotions from Group C to Group  B

 

The Group ‘B’ cadre strength in each of the 8 major departments may be fixed by the Railways by adopting the following percentages on the combined cadre strength of Jr.Scale/Group ‘B’ in each Department, as on 01.04.2005:

Department                                         Percentage of Group ‘B’ post

 

CIVIL                                                                             78.42

TRAFFIC                                                       75.52

MECHANICAL                                                     72.75

ELECTRICAL                                                       66..60

S&T                                                                              73.30

STORES                                                                        73.49

ACCOUNTS                                                                    77.08

PERSONNEL                                                                   80.40

 

(These percentages are w.r.t. the revised Jr. Scale (Group ‘A’) Cadre strength as on 01.04.2005 for the respective departments).

 

2.0        If, in any department, the total number of Group ‘B’ Officers working against the posts of Asst. Officers is more than the Group ‘B’ cadre strength so fixed, the roster should be expanded and operated accordingly till such time the excess number is worked off in future.

 

3.0        Any fresh creation of posts of Asst. Officers, whether work charged or revenue posts, may be added to the fixed cadre strength of Group ‘B’ and the rosters expanded accordingly.

 

4.0        Since the Group B cadre strength is already fixed in Misc. Departments like Hindi, Law, Printing & Sty. and Public Relations etc., post based rosters may be implemented while making promotions to the Group B posts in these Departments.

 

 

RBE No.201/2005                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/14 dated 22.11.05 (RBE No.201/05)

 

Sub: Posting of faculty members to training centre – their tenure.

 

Kindly refer Board’s letter dated 27.8.04 (RBE No.191/2004) advising therein the procedure for filling up and observance of tenure of ex-cadre posts in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff.  The matter has been considered and it has been decided that the tenure of the faculty members shall not exceed 8 years as stipulated in Board’s letter No.E(MPP)93/12/13 dated 28.7.97 and E(MPP)2001/19/3-Recom.37 dated 29.6.01 (RBE No.127/2001).

 

 

RBE No.205/2005                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2005/ALL/RPF/2 dated 29.11.2005 (RBE No.205/05)

Sub: Grant of Ration Money in lieu of Ration subsidy and Extra Duty Allowance to Non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel with effect from 1st August 1997 on introduction of revised scales of pay on the recommendations of V Central Pay Commission – Revised thereof.

 

In terms of the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 5.6.2002 and 30.12.2004, the Ration Money Allowance @ Rs.681/- per head per month is presently being granted to non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel on the Railways.  The Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) have now decided that the non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade I (Rs.6500-10500) shall now be entitled to Ration Money Allowance @ Rs.680/- per head per month w.e.f. 1.4.2005 to 31.3.2006.

 

The other terms and conditions as stipulated in Board’s letter No.E(P&AI-98/ALL/RPF/1 dated 1.4.1998 shall remain unchanged.

 

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

 

RBE No.209/2005                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-90/PM7/34/Vol.III dated 2.12.2005 (RBE No.209/05)

 

 

Sub: Filling up the posts of Diesel & Elec.Assistants in the     pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 earmarked for lateral induction from maintenance staff of Diesel & Electric Loco Sheds.

 

In terms of extant procedure 50% of the posts of Diesel/Elec.Assistants (since re-designated as Asst.Loco Pilots/Diesel/Elec.) in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 are filled by lateral induction by selection from amongst Skilled Grade III maintenance staff in Diesel/Elec.Loco Sheds with three years’ service as Skilled Gr.III and possessing qualification of course completed Act Apprenticeship in Electrical/Mechanical/Electronics Engg. trades or Matriculates with ITI as an additional preferable qualification in these trades with upper age limit not exceeding 35 years (40 years in the case of SC/ST); shortfall being made good from amongst Skilled Grade III staff with less than 3 years’ service but with a total service of 6 years and Diesel/Elec.Loco Group D staff with 6 years’ service fulfilling the conditions of qualifications and age.

 

2.       NFIR in the PNM at Board’s level have brought to Board’s notice that the Zonal Railways are not conducting selections regularly for filling up the promotion quota posts in the category of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec) as a result of which staff in the Diesel/Elec.Loco Sheds become over-aged and are thus rendered ineligible.  They have, therefore, demanded that:-

 

( i )       upper age limit should be enhanced as applicable for appearing in GDCE; and

 

(ii)        Zonal Railways should be directed to hold regular selections for filling up promotion quota posts of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec.).

3.       The Board have considered the matter carefully. While it is not possible to enhance the upper age limit as demanded by the Federation in view of the requirement of service, Board have taken a serious note of delay in conducting selections for lateral induction, etc. from amongst maintenance staff of Diesel/Elec.Sha       QSZeds for filling up the posts of Asst.Loco Pilots (Diese/Elec).  Board, therefore, desire that selections for filling up the promotion  quota posts in the category of Asst. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec) should be conducted regularly on yearly basis; the cut off date for fulfilling eligibility conditions being the date of issue of notification inviting options for lateral induction/selection.  This should be ensured by appropriate monitoring at the level of CPO and CME/COM.

 

 

RBE No.206/2005                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-24 dt.1.12.2005. (RBE No.206/05)

 

Sub: Filling up posts of Loco Inspectors.

 

Doubts have been raised by some of the Zonal Railways regarding eligibility and selection of medically decategorised drivers to the post of Loco Inspector.

 

2.         It is clarified that in terms of Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-83/RS-10(iv) dated 25.11.1992, Drivers in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and above, who are medically decategorised upto Class “A-3”, are eligible to be considered for the post of Loco Inspector.  For them, it will be a case of absorption in alternative employment in the post of Loco Inspector for which the same procedure as is applicable to any other medically decategorised staff viz. by a process of screening by a Committee as provided in the scheme of absorption in alternative employment of medically decategorised staff, will be applicable.

 

RBE No.203/2005                               

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2005/3/18 dated 23.11.05 (RBE No.203/05)

 

Sub: Principals meet of the various training centres by CTIs.

 

In terms of para 2(1) and 2(v) of Board’s letter No.E(MPP)98/9/1/Pt dated 15.2.05 the Centralized Training Institutes were requested to carry out:-

a)                  continuous analysis of training needs of all categories of staff; and

b)                  monitoring of Training functions at Training Centres.

 

In view of above, the CTIs are requested to organize the Principals meet of the training centres catering to the training needs of Group ‘C’ &’ ‘D’ staff once a year at a convenient place decided by the CTIs as under:-

a)                  IRIMEE/Jamalpur will organize the Principals meet of Supervisors Training Centre;

b)                  IRIEEN/Nasik will organize the Principals meet of Electrical Training Centre.

c)                   IRICEN/Pune will organize the Principals meet of Civil Engg.Training Centres and some ZRTIs which organize training for staff of Civil Engg.Department.

d)                  IRISET/Secunderabad will organize the Principals meet of S&T Training Centres;

e)                  IRITM/Lucknow will organize the Principals meet of ZRTIs with reference to Commercial & Transportation Department.

f)                    RSC/Vadodara will organize the Principals meet of ZRTIs with reference to Personnel, Stores & Accounts Departments.

 

In addition to above, the CTIs will arrange a meeting of the Training Managers of their department in all the zones at least once a year for the training need analysis of all categories of staff.

 

The minutes of both the meetings should invariably be sent to all Railways and a copy to Management Services Directorate and the Training Manager of the respective departments in Board.

 

 

 

RBE No.160/2005 

Board’s letter No. F(E)II/2005/NBR dated 23.11.2005 (RBE No.160/05)

 

Sub: Review of Policy of NBR to officers appointed under Central Staffing Scheme.

 

A copy each of O.M.No.2/13/93 –Estt(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93, No.2/8/97-Estt(Pay-II) dated 9.4.2001 and No.2/2/2004-Estt(Pay-II) dated 01.06.2005 received from the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training is sent herewith for information and guidance. The instructions contained therein will apply mutis mutandis to Railway employees also.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM No.2/13/93-Estt(Pay-II) dt.26.10.1993.

 

Sub: Review of Policy of NBR to officers appointed under

Central Staffing Scheme – reg.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that members of Group A services as well as Members of All India services at the level of SAG (Rs.5900-6700) and above are not entitled to Central Deputation (Tenure) Allowance while on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme in the Central Secretariat.  In case of members of All India services, the rules regulating fixation of pay in the parent cadre in the event of proforma promotion being granted to them, are so framed that they can complete the Central Deputation Tenure without affecting their entitlement to pay in the parent cadre.  However, Group A officers belonging to organised Group A services at the level of selection grade of JAG and above are obliged to revert to the parent cadre on completion of 6 months from the date of proforma promotion even if they have not completed their tenure at the centre.  During the period of 6 months, however, they are allowed to draw pay in the higher scale to which they have been promoted on proforma basis.

 

The matter has now been considered and the President is pleased to decide that Group A officers who are on deputation to the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and are approved for promotion to SAG and above in their parent cadre may be permitted to complete their Central Deputation tenure without affecting their entitlement of pay in their parent cadre.  It has further been decided that the pay of such officers while on deputation on Central Tenure and on reversion to the parent cadre may be regulated in the following matter:-

 

a)                 In the event of grant of proforma promotion the officers will exercise option either to revert to parent cadre or to continue on Central Deputation;

b)                  If the officer opts for immediate reversion to the parent cadre, he will become entitled to pay of the promotional post from the date of assumption of duties of that post;

c)                   If the officer opts to continue on deputation till the completion of Central Deputation Tenure and he has also been approved for proforma promotion in his parent cadre, during the period of deputation tenure he will continue to draw the pay of the lower post held on deputation and he will have no claim to the pay of the higher post.  However, the period of service covered by proforma promotion shall, on subsequent reversion to the parent cadre and assumption of duties of higher post, count towards initial fixation of pay and increments (without any arrears being paid).

 

There will be no change in the principles and scope for grant of proforma promotion (benefit of NBR) to the officers in the parent cadre viz.(I) proforma promotion is approved by the appropriate authority from a specific date; (ii) all seniors (excluding those considered unfit) have started Drawing pay of the higher post on or before the date from which the proforma promotion is granted; (iii) the junior next below the officer should have also started drawing pay of the higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being fortuitous; and (iv)d the benefit should be allowed on ‘one for one’ basis.

 

These orders would be applicable in cases where the proforma promotion is granted after the date of issue of this O.M.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM No.2/8/97-Estt(Pay-II) dt.9.4.2001.

 

Sub: Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Regulation of pay of officers of Group A services on their appointment to posts in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme – Government decisions thereon.

 

In terms of the decisions conveyed in this Department’s Office Memorandum No.2/13/93-Estt(Pay II) dated 26th october,1993, Members of various Group A services appointed to post in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and who are approved for proforma promotion, while on Central Deputation, to the Senior Administrative Grade and above in their parent cadre and exercise the option to continue on deputation till the completion of their prescribed tenure are entitled to draw pay only in the scale of pay applicable to the lower post held on deputation.  They shall be no claim to the pay of the higher post.  However, on subsequent reversion to the parent cadre and assumption of duties of the higher post, the period of service covered by the proforma promotion shall count towards initial fixation of pay in such higher post and increment without any arrears being paid.  Further, the Central Deputation on Tenure Allowance (CDTA) is presently admissible to the Group A officers appointed under the Central Staffing Scheme only to posts of Under Secretary Deputy Secretary and Director.

 

In Chapter 110 of their Report, the Fifth Central Pay Commission had recommended inter alia that (I) instead of restricting the CDTA only to those appointed to posts of Director and below, the allowance may also be extended to those officers appointed to the posts of Joint Secretary and above, and (ii) such of those officers appointed as Joint Secretary and above but are in receipt of pay in a higher pay scale in their parent organisation may be permitted to exercise an option to draw either their grade in their parent organisation without any restriction or the grade pay of the deputation post along with the CDTA.

 

Government have carefully considered these recommendations and have decided not to accept the recommendation relating to the extension of CDTA to officers appointed to posts of Joint Secretary and above. It has also been decided not to accept the other recommendation relating to the protection of the pay admissible in the parent cadre on proforma promotion while on Central deputation as this would result in officers becoming entitled to the pay of a higher post while discharging the duties of a lower post and would be contrary to the well recognised principle that no officer should be allowed the pay of a post the specified duties and responsibilities of which are not actually discharged by him.

 

Provisions, however exist even at present permitting Members of various Group A services who are appointed on deputation to lower post in the Central Government only after they had actually been promoted to posts in higher scales of pay in their parent cadres to draw their pay in such lower posts at the maximum of the applicable scales of pay.  Consequently, seniors in the respective cadres who had been deputed earlier than their juniors to posts in the Central government are placed at a disadvantage even after they have been approved for proforma promotion to higher scales of pay in the parent cadres, creating an invidious distinction.

 

In order to rectify this anomalous situation and in partial modification of the existing orders on the subject, the President is pleased to decide that Members of various Group A services appointed to posts in the Central Secretariat under the Central Staffing Scheme and who are approved for proforma promotion, while on Central deputation, to the Senior Administrative Grade and above in their parent cadres and exercise the option to continue on deputation till the completion of their prescribed tenure may also be permitted to draw their pay at the maximum of the scale of pay applicable for the lower deputation post w.e.f. the date they are promoted proforma to higher scale of pay in their parent cadres.  In other words, the pay of officers appointed to posts of Director and equivalent in the Central Government shall be fixed at the stage of Rs.18,300 in the pay scale of Rs.14300-400-18300 on their proforma promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade in their parent cadres. Similarly, the pay of officers appointed to posts of Joint Secretary and equivalent shall be fixed at the stage of 22,400 in the pay scale of Rs.18400-500-22400 on proforma promotion to posts in scales of pay above the Senior Administrative Grade. They shall also be entitled, in addition, to the adhoc stagnation increments from time to time in the scales of pay applicable to the lower deputation posts as prescribed in the Department of Expenditure Office Memorandum No.1(9)E.III/A/97 dated 22nd July,1998, subject to their fulfilling the conditions prescribed in this regard.

 

Fixation of pay  at the maximum of the applicable scales of pay shall be subject to the following conditions:

 

(i)                The scale of  the deputation post  should be lower than the scale of pay in the parent cadre to which the officer had been promoted proforma under the Next Blow Rule.

(ii)              The proforma promotion in the parent cadre should have been approved by the competent authority strictly in accordance with the rules on the subject and on completion of the prescribed selection process.

(iii)            The officer concerned should have been promoted proforma only after having fulfilled the eligibility/residency criteria for promotion to different higher scales of pay as prescribed by this Department from time to time and incorporated in the relevant recruitment rules.

 

It is also clarified that Members of various Group A services who are appointed on deputation to lower posts in the Central Government only after they have actually been promoted to posts in higher scales of pay in their parent cadres shall also be entitled, in addition, to the adhoc stagnation increments in the scales of pay applicable in the lower deputation posts to which they would have been entitled from time to time in their parent cadres but for their promotion to the Senior Administrative Grade and above.

 

These orders shall be effective from their date of issue.  However, in respect of officers who are on deputation to posts in the Central government on the date of issue of these orders, the benefit of fixation of their pay at the maximum of the pay scale of the lower deputation post or after taking into account the stagnation increments, if any, as the case may be, may be extended from the date of their proforma promotion to the higher scales of pay in their parent cadres.  Past cases of officers who have already completed their Central deputation and have reverted to their respective parent cadres shall not, however, be reopened.

 

In so far as the applicability of these orders toss the officers of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Deptt. Of Personnel & Training’s OM No.2/2/2004-Estt(Pay-II) dt.1.6.2005.

 

Sub: Review of policy of NBR to officers appointed under Central Staffing Scheme.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.({Pay II) dated 26.10.93 on the above mentioned subject.

 

In para 3 of the said O.M., the following conditions are prescribed:

 

I)                    Proforma promotion is approved by the appropriate authority from a specific date;

II)                 All seniors (excluding those considered unfit) have started drawing pay of the higher post on or before the date from which the proforma promotion is granted.

III)              The junior next below the officer should have also started drawing pay of the higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being fortuitous; and

IV)               The benefit should be allowed on one for one basis.

Instances have been brought to the notice of this Department where the officer who is outside his cadre and has been given proforma promotion under NBR in his parent cadre is not allowed to draw pay in the higher pay scale of the post to which he has been promoted proforma, because his senior or junior has not joined the post and has not started drawing pay in the higher pay scale.  In order that the officer who has been granted proforma promotion does not suffer on this account, it has been decided to substitute the conditions (ii) and (iii) contained in O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93 as under:

 

(ii)              all senior (excluding those considered unfit) should have been promoted on regular basis in that scale on or before the date from which the proforma promotion is granted.

(iii)          The junior next below the officer should also have been promoted on regular basis to the higher post from that date and his appointment thereto not being fortuitous.

 

All other conditions prescribed in the O.M.No.2/13/93-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 26.10.93 shall remain unchanged.

 

This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide their I.D.No.7(10)E-III(A)/2004 dated 27.12.2004.

 

In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 

 

RBE No.181/2005

Board’s letter No. F(E)Spl.2005/ADV.3 /05 dt.30.11.2005 (RBE No.181/05)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM Para 1132 of Ch.XI regarding House Building Advance (HBA) to Railway employees.

 

The Ministry of Railways are pleased to amend the existing provisions in Para 1132 of Chapter-XI of IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition, 1989) relating to House Building Advance as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.180.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL   VOLUME-I (REVISED EDITION 1989)   -ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.180

The following amendments may be carried out in Para 1132 of Chapter XI of IREM Vol.I (Revised Edition,1989) regarding House Building Advance.:-

Para 1132 (3) Add the following as sub-para (vi):-

 

“(vi) Outright purchase from joint venture of Authorities/Boards etc. approved under HBA Rules and Registered Private Builders”

 

(F(E)Spl.99/ADV 3/8 dated 14.7.1999)

 

Subsequent sub-paras of Para 1132 (3) (vi) onwards may be re-numbered accordingly.

 

Para 1132(3)(ix) Existing sub-para 3(ix) may be re-numbered to read as 3(x) and following sub-para [c] may be inserted under sub-para (b) of 3(x):-

 

“[c] “Private parties include registered builders, architects, house-building societies but not the private individuals”.

(F(E)Spl.2003/ADV 3/6 dated 29.9.2003)

 

Para 1132(4)(a) &(b) Replace following for existing paras (a) & (b):-

 

“(a) The maximum limit for grant of HBA is revised to 34 months of basic pay and dearness pay taken together in place of the existing limit of 50 months of basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.7.5 lakhs or actual cost of the house or the repaying capacity whichever is the least, for new construction/purchase of new house/flat.

 

(b) The maximum limit for grant of HBA for enlargement of existing house is revised to 34 months basic pay and dearness pay taken together in place of the existing limit of 50 months basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.1.8 lakhs or cost of the enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least”.

 

(F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)

 

Add following as [c] in para – 1132(4):-

 

“[c] In the case of construction of a house in rural area, the amount of advance will in no case exceed 80% of the actual cost of land and construction of the house or the actual cost of enlarging the living accommodation.  In the case where the house falls on the periphery of a town or a city, the amount of advance is not restricted to 80%”.

 

(F(E)Spl.97/ADV 3/6 dated 29.12.1997)

 

Para 1132(5) Rate of Interest:-

Existing table may be substituted as under:

 

S.No.                 Amount of Advance             Rate of interest.

1.           Upto Rs.50,000/-                                    5%

2.           Upto Rs.1,50,000/-                                 6.5%

3.           Upto Rs.5,00,0,000/-                              8.5%

4.           Upto Rs.7,50,000/-                                 9.5%

 

(F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)

Para 1132(b) Repaying capacity:

Existing table may be substituted as under:

 

a) Official retiring after                40% of (basic pay + stagnation

20 years.                                   Increment +NPA

b) Officials retiring after              Upto 40% of (basic pay + stagnation

10 years but not later                 Increment +NPA)

than 20 years                            65% of DCRG may be adjusted.

c) officials retiring within             Upto 50% of( basic pay + stagnation

10 years.                                    Increment +NPA) DCRG upto 75%

can be adjusted.

 

(F(E)Spl.2000/ADV 3/7 dated 16.12.2000)

Para 1132(7) Cost ceiling limit:-

Existing table may be substituted with under mentioned para:-

 

“The cost ceiling limit is revised to 134 times the basic pay and dearness pay taken together in place of the existing limit of 200 times the basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs.7.5 lakhs and a maximum of Rs.18 lakhs.

 

(F(E)Spl.2004/ADV 3/10 dated 28.10.2004)

 

Para 1132(8) Disbursement and security:-

  • Sub-para (9) of 1132 is misprinted. It should be 1132(8)
  • Substitute the figure “20” with ‘40” in first and thirteenth line of sub-para (I) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(1).
  • Substitute the figure ‘40’ with ‘30’ in first line of sub-para (iii) of para 1132(8)(a)(1).
  • Sub-para (iv) of Para 1132(8)(a)(1) may be deleted.
  • Substitute the figure “15” with ‘30” in first and fourteenth line of sub-para (I) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(3).
  • Substitute the figure “25” with ‘35” in first line of sub-para (ii) of Para 1132(8)(a)(3) and substitute figure ‘(9)’ in the last line of the same para with figure “(8)”.
  • Substitute the figure “30” with ‘35” in first line of sub-para (iii) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(3).
  • sub-para (Iv)& (v) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(3)may be deleted..
  • Substitute the figure “25” with ‘50” in first line of sub-para (i) of Para 1132(8)(a)(4)  and substitute figure ‘(9)’ in the last line of the same para with figure “(8)”.
  • Substitute the figure 30” with ‘50” in first line  sub-para (ii) of Para 1132 (8)(a)(4).
  • Sub-paras (iii) &(iv) of Para 1132(8)[a](4) may be deleted.

 

 

 

  • Substitute the figure “(9)” in the fifth line of Para 1132 (8)(a)(6) (a) with figure “8”
  • Substitute the words “CCS(CCA) Rules,1965” with the words “RS(D&A) Rules,1968 in Note (ii)) below Para 1132 (8)(a)(6) (b)(2).

 

F(E)Spl.91/ADV 3/3 dated 6.3.1991)

F(E)Spl.98/ADV 3/1 dated 30.3.1998)

 

  Sub-Paras 1132(11),(12),(13),(14) & (15) are missing. Hence, subsequent Paras may be renumbered.  Accordingly sub-paras 1132 (16) to (22) may be corrected to read as sub-paras 1132 (11) to 1132(17).

 

Para 1132(12) (Old Para 1132 (17) ) Repayment of Advance:-

 

In the Note (6) below sub-para (a), substitute the figure ‘58’ with ‘60’ in the second line.

 

E(P&A)I-98/RT-6 dated 14.5.1998)

Para 1132(14)(I) (old Para 1132 (19)) Substitute words ‘with any one of the following units of the Life Insurance Corporation’ with words “any of the four Nationalized General Insurance companies of their choice, irrespective of its location in India”.

 

F(E)Spl.2001/ADV 3/11 dated 7.11.2001)

 

Para 1132(14)(iii) (old Para 1132 (19)) Substitute ‘beyond two years’ in place of words ‘ up to 3 months’ in the 21st line.

Substitute two years in place of words ‘three months’ in the 24th line.

 

F(E)Spl.94/ADV 3/7 dated 13.10.1995)

 

 

 

 

  Board’s letter No. 2004/TG-III/639/2 dated 01.12.2005 .

 

Sub: Absorption of Commission Vendors/Bearers over Indian Railway.

 

The absorption of Commission Vendors/Bearers was discussed in the Board Meeting held on 16th November,2005 and the Board have taken the following decisions:-

 

(i)                All Commission Vendors/Bearers should be regularized with complete relaxation of educational qualifications instead of ability to read and write.  However, not more than 2 opportunities should be given to an individual for such regularization.  Such individuals who do not avail the maximum permissible 2 opportunities should be treated as ‘not interested’ and should be debarred.

(ii)                All Commission Vendors/Bearers should retire at an age of 60 years.

(iii)               In case of those Commission Vendors/Bearers who are absorbed as Group D staff on the Railways, direct compassionate appointment to their widow/ward will be permissible as per the extant rules in case of their death or medical incapacitation before their retirement.

You are requested to absorb the Commission Vendors/Bearers immediately on the above guidelines.

Action taken report on the above may kindly be furnished at the earliest for appraisal of Board.

 

 

RBE No.208/2005       

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 DATED 5.12.2005 ( RBE No.208/05)

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC

regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into

Dearness Pension – clarification regarding.

 

A copy  of the Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 26.10.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

 

2.        A concordance of the orders referred to in the enclosed memorandum with reference to the Railway orders is indicated below:-

 

S.No. Para No. No.& date of Ministry of Finance O.M. No.& date of corresponding orders issued by Railway Board.

 

1. 1 No.105/1/2004-IC dated 1.3.2004 PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.3.2004

 

 

2. 1 45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 27.1.2005 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 22.2.2005

(RBE No.33/2005, PC-V/446)

 

3 1 45/1/2004-P&PW(G) dated 24.2.2005 PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 26.4.2005

(RBE No.68/2005, PC-V/453)

 

 

Copy of Office Memorandum No.45/1/2004-P&PW (G) dated 26.10.2005 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)

 

Sub: Implementation of the recommendation of the V CPC

regarding conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into

Dearness Pension – clarification regarding.

 

While implementing Ministry of Finance’s O.M. 105/1/2004-IC dt.1.3.2004 certain doubts/clarifications were raised by various Ministries/Departments/PAOs. The matter was examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and clarificatory of O.Ms. Dated 27.1.2005 and 24.2.2005 were issued.  On receipt of further doubts the matter was again examined in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Law. The following clarifications are issued in supercession of the O.Ms. Dated 27.1.2005 and 24.2.2005:-

 

Points

Decision/Clarification

 

(1) Whether minimum pension of Rs.1,275/- has been enhanced to Rs.1913/-? Should this amount be mentioned in PPO? Minimum basic pension continues to be Rs.1, 275/- in respect of those retired upto 31.3.2004. In such cases Dearness Relief equal to 50% of present pension will be merged with pension and should distinctively as Dearness Pension. However, on conversion of 50% Dearness Allowance into Dearness Pay from 1.4.2004 the basic pension/family pension in case of those retired on/after 1.4.2004 should not be less than Rs.1913/-.
(2) Whether re-employee/absorbeess are eligible for Dearness Pension if not entitled for Dearness Relief on their pension? No. Since they are not eligible for Dearness Relief, the question of conversion of 50% Dearness Relief into Dearness Pension does not arise.

 

 

 

 

 

RBE No.207/2005                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. . E(MPP)98/3/8 dated 5.12.05 (RBE No.207/05)

Sub: Approved modules for stage-wise training of Loco

Running Staff & other safety categories.

 

Ref: Board’s letters of even number dated 20.1.2000 (RBE No.11/2000), dt. 9.10.2002(RBE No.182/2002), dt.11.2.03 (RBE No.28/03), dt.3-4-2003(RBE No.57/2003) and 22.4.2003 (RBE No.65/2003), dt. 5-03-04 (RBE No.47/2004), dt.23-03-04 (RBE No. 65/2004), and dt. 21-04-04 (RBE No. 90/2004).

***

 

In continuation of Board’s letters referred above and keeping in view the safety aspect it has been decided that Loco Pilot [Shunting] should undergo LOCO-RNG4, which is mandatory, before being promoted as Loco Pilot [Goods].  The modified LOCO-RNG-4 training module is enclosed. Adequate copies may be made and distributed to the concerned training centres of your railways.

 

DEPARTMENT: MECHANICAL

ACTIVITY CENTRE: STATION/TRAIN

TRADE: LOCO PILOT [DIESEL]

STAGE: Promotional Course from .Asst. Loco Pilot [Diesel]/Loco Pilot [Shunter] to Loco Pilot [Goods]

TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION

DURATION: 12 Weeks (72 working days)

 

MOD.NO. DESCRIPTION DURATION

(DAYS)

RNG-101 Types of Freight Locos, its functioning 1
RNG-102 Functioning of Compressors, Governors, Air Maze, etc. 1
RNG-103 Fuel System 2
RNG-104 Water Cooling System 2
RNG-105 Lube Oil System 2
RNG-106 Gauges, OST, ECC, FTTM, Blower etc. 1
RNG-107 Braking systems including air and vacuum brake 4
RNG-108 Fundamentals of Generators, Motors and Alternators 2
RNG-109 Auxiliary Control & Pilot CKT 1
RNG-110 Relays 2
RNG-111 Switches on locos 1
RNG-113 Filling up various forms like Fuel, Tripp., etc. 1
RNG-114 Safety items of loco and safety equipment 4
RNG-115 Trouble shooting of Mech. & Elect. Components 4
RNG-116 Train dynamics issues 5
RNG-117 Carriage & Wagon working 2
RNG-36 GR & SR 3
RNG-37 Stations 2
RNG-38 System of working 2
RNG-39 Signals 2
RNG-40 Defective signals 2
RNG-41 OPT forms 2
RNG-42 Whistle Codes 2
RNG-43 Working of trains 2
RNG-44 Engineering Signals 2
RNG-45 Abnormal Working 2
RNG-46 Shunting 2
RNG-47 Accident 2
  Simulator Training*

Loco Handling with LI

5

5

  Discussion/Examination & Viva Voce 2
  Total 72

Wkg.Days

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

 

 

 Board’s letter No. 2005-B-306 dated 06-12-05

 

Sub: Rate of interest to be charged on advance for purchase of

conveyances during 2005-2006.

 

A copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affair’s OM F.No.5(2)-PD/2005 dated 7th October, 2005 regarding rate of interest to be charged on advances sanctioned during the year 2005-2006,  for purchase of conveyances is enclosed.

 

2.         The instructions contained therein will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Economic Affair’s OM F.No. 5(2)-PD/2005 dt. 7th October, 2005

Sub: Advances to Government servants – Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2005-2006.

 

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2005-2006 i.e. from 1st April, 2005 to 31st March,2006  will continue to be at the same level as for 2004-2005, as under:-

 

Rate of interest  Per annum

(i)         Advance for purchase of Bicycle                                                   5.5%

(ii)                Advance for purchase of conveyance other than

Motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)                                      8%

(iii)       Advance for purchase of motor car                                             11.5%

 

 

RBE No.210/2005                                                                                                                   

   Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 7.12.2005 .(RBE No.210/05)

 

Sub: The 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.

                                                                 …

In terms Para 1303(a) as modified vide ACS No. 148 issued  under this Ministry’s  letter No. E(NG)1-2001/RE-3/8 dated 1.7.2003 a Railway servant who has been declared totally  incapacitated  not fit for any alternative post even in the lowest medical category, 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 the  Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/RE-3/9(2) dated 29.4.99.

 

  1. The matter has been reviewed further 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 in view of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Kunal Singh Vs Union of India, JT 2003(2) SC 132 the provisions of Section 47(1) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 are to be complied with even in respect of those who have been declared totally incapacitated.

 

  1. The Ministry of Railways have accordingly decided  that the provision of Section 47(1) of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 will apply to medically decategorised Railway servants who are  declared totally incapacitated for further service even in the lowest medical category.

 

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

 

  1. The Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.1. 1989 should also be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.179.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-1.(REVISED EDITION 1989)

Chapter XIII-Absorption  of Medically Incapacitated staff in Alternative Employment

 

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.179.

 

  1. Substitute the following for the existing Para 1303 as substituted by ACS No. 148.

 

‘1303. The railway servants both in group(i) and  group (ii) of Para 1302 cease to perform  the duties of the posts 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 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”.

 

II.  After the existing Para 1304 insert the following as Para 1305.

 

“1305 Absorption in  posts identified for employment of physically handicapped persons/creation of supernumerary posts.  The Railway servants falling in group (i) mentioned in Para 1302 i.e. those who are declared unfit even  for the lowest medical category, may be absorbed in a post/category identified as suitable for employment  of physically handicapped persons and fresh recruitment to that post/category from open market from amongst physically handicapped withheld.  In case the alternative post  is  not carrying the requisite pay scale, a supernumerary post may be created in appropriate scale of pay and the employee adjusted against the same keeping the lower grade post vacant by withholding fresh recruitment thereto.  The supernumerary post so created  to accommodate a disabled /medically incapacitated employee shall stand abolished as soon as a suitable post in the appropriate scale is found for the Railway servant concerned or the post is vacated by him for other reasons, whichever is earlier.”

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 7.12.2005]

 

RBE No.204/2005 

Board’s letter No.F(E)II/2004/DE1/1 dated 9.12.05(RBE No.204/05)

 

Sub: Calculation of Deputation (Duty) Allowance consequent upon merger of 50% DA with basic pay as Dearness Pay.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.(i) F(E)II/94/DE/1/1 dated 5.12.1994 (ii) F(E)II/98/DE/1/1 dated 25.3.1998 and (iii) F(E)II/94/DE/1/1 dated 24.12.1998.

 

Pursuant to the Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.3.2004, references have been received from railway units seeking clarification as to whether merger of 50% of Dearness allowance with the basic pay as Dearness pay (DP) should be taken into consideration for the calculation of Deputation (Duty) Allowance or not.  The matter has been examined in consultation with the Deptt. Of Personnel & Training. It is now clarified that DP may be taken into account for the purpose of calculating Deputation (Duty) Allowance w.e.f. 1.4.2004 subject to prescribed ceiling for payment of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

 

It is also clarified that DP may not be taken into account for prescribed ceiling of the Pay + Deputation (Duty) Allowance not exceeding the maximum of the pay scale of deputation post in so far as payment of Deputation (Duty) Allowance subject to the prescribed ceiling is concerned.

 

There is no change in the ceiling prescribed for Deputation (Duty) Allowance.

 

 

RBE No.213/2005                                                                               

Board’s letter No. E(G)2005/FE1-2 dated 12.12.05 (RBE No.213/05)

 

 

Sub: Recommendation No.67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee,1978 (Sikri Committee) – 90% re-imbursement of membership fee in respect of recognized professional Institutions/Societies.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)2004 FE1-5 dated 16.9.2004.

 

As per extant instructions Railway officers and Sr. Supervisors are permitted 90% reimbursement of annual/life membership fee in respect of taking up membership of professional Institutions/Societies.  Railway Board have recognized professional Institutions/Societies from different disciplines for this purpose.

 

In the course of examination of proposals for 90% reimbursement of membership fee received from Railway Units, it has come to notice that Railway officers are also claiming the amount paid towards Registration Fee, Admission Fee, etc. along with the annual/life membership fee. In this regard it is clarified that 90% reimbursement is admissible only in respect of annual/life membership fee and no reimbursement is admissible in respect of the amount other than membership fee like Registration Fee, Admission Fee, etc.

 

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

 

 

 

 

RBE No.214/2005 

Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2000/PN1/55 dated 14.12.05(RBE No.214/05)

 

Sub: Permissibility of Family pension to blind son/daughter – clarification regarding .

 

In terms of proviso below Rule 75 (6) of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, if a son or daughter of a railway servant is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind, including mentally retarded, or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of twenty five years, family pension shall be payable to such son or daughter for life subject to certain conditions.  Certain Railway administrations have sought clarification whether blindness can be considered as a physical disability for the purpose of sanction of family pension for life under this proviso.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified that blindness is a physical disability, which is covered by proviso below Rule 75(6) of these rules.  The sanction of family pension to such a dependent blind son or daughter will be subject to fulfilment of all other conditions including the one that the son or daughter was suffering from the disability of blindness before attaining the age of 25 years because of which he or she was incapable of earning his/her livelihood and that he or she continues to suffer from the disability even after attaining the age of 25 years and the disability renders him/her incapable of earning his/her livelihood as evidenced by a certificate obtained from a medical officer not below the rank of a Divisional Medical Officer. The family pension sanctioned on fulfilment of all these conditions will be discontinued if such a son or daughter is cured or improved of the blindness subsequently and he/she becomes capable of earning or starts earning a living.

 

 

 

RBE No.217/2005 

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 dated 20.12.2005 (RBE No.217/05)

 

Sub: Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for the Railway

servants – Clarification regarding procedure in respect of

Selection Posts.

            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 whether an employee who has passed the selection test for financial upgradation under the ACPS should continue to appear in the selection at the time of normal promotion has been considered by Railway Board in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training. Now, in supersession of the clarification contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.2.2005, it has been decided as follows:

 

i)        An employee, who has passed selection for financial upgradation under the scheme of ACP, may not be required to appear in the selection for normal promotion provided that selection for normal promotion is initiated within a period of two years from the date of notification of the results for financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme. In case a person has been givenfinancial upgradation under the ACP Scheme to posts classified as’non-selection’, he may not be required to be subjected to suitability test again for normal promotion.

 

ii)       An employee, who has passed selection for promotion in the normal course but has not been empanelled or has been empanelled but has not been promoted within the currency of the panel for want of a vacancy, may be exempted from appearing in the selection for financial upgradation under theACP Scheme. This condition will also apply to cases where a person has been found suitable for promotion to post classified as ‘non-selection’ but has not been promoted for want of a vacancy.

 

 

RBE No.212 /2005

   Board’s letter No. E[W] 2004/WE-1/6 dated  8-12-05  (RBE No.212 /05)

 

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

****

         This  has reference to Ministry of Railway’s letter No. E[W]2003/WE-1/3 dated  23-4-2003 on the above subject.

 

2.         There have been demands for further increase in the monthly honorarium payable to homoeopathic /ayurvedic practitioners by Staff Benefit Fund Committees.  It has been decided to make additional funds available to SBF committees for the purpose.  The SBF Committees may revise monthly honorarium of the practitioners engaged in the SBF dispensaries as under:

 

Present               Revised

(a) Physicians engaged to work for                        Rs.4,500 p.m.      Rs.6,000 p.m.

around eight hours a day

(b) Physicians engaged to work for                                 Rs.3,200 p.m.      Rs.4,000 p.m.

around four hours a day

 

  1. Annual allotment for ‘Indigenous Systems of Medicine’ under SBF [under which homoeopathic and ayurvedic  dispensaries function ] at Rs.2.50 per capita being inadequate to meet increase in requirement of funds on account of above revision in the honorarium, the additional expenditure necessitated due to 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 from Revenues as advised in Board’s letter dated 23-4-2003 referred to above.  CPOs would advise CMDs about the additional funds required on this account so that the same could be reflected in the budgetary estimates.

 

  1. These orders are effective from 01-11-2005

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.215 /2005

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2005/RT-14 dated 20-12-05  (RBE No.215 /05)

 

  Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme – Drivers and Gangmen

 

One of the Railways have brought out that session in certain ITIs /Professional institutions concludes in July/August and the cut off date for reckoning the eligibility being 30th June, the Drivers whose wards have appeared in final year / waiting for final result from such institutions cannot avail this Retirement Scheme in that particular year.  Keeping this aspect in view, it has been decided that where the employee and his ward  is otherwise eligible  and the ward is already admitted to a course in such Technical Institutions rendering him eligible for Assistant Driver’s post, relaxation in cut off date  for eligibility i.e. 30th June laid down in para 2 [vii] of the above referred Board’s letter may be given by Zonal Railway but in any case not beyond the last date fixed for withdrawal of such request i.e. 30th  of September.  However, for this purpose, the employee will have to obtain such relaxation from Railway Administration within the cut off date for submission of application i.e. 31st July of the respective year.

 

2.       Other terms and conditions of the Scheme as stipulated in Board’s above referred letter dated 02-01-2004 remain unchanged.

 

 

RBE No.211 /2005

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dated 09.12.2005    (RBE No.211 /05)

 

Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

***

          In continuation of Board’s letter .of even number dated 5-8-2005 issued under RBE No. 128/2005, the following training centres included under ‘ Other Training Centres’ at S.Nos. 14, 65, 66, 67 and 210 which have been placed inadvertently under SECR  has  been corrected and now placed under CR.

 

S.No.
TRAINING CENTRE
14 Area Training Centre / Ajni
65 Basic Training Centre  [TRD]/Ajni
66 Basic Training Centre  [at Electric Loco Shed]/Ajni
67 Basic Training Centre  [C&W]/Ajni
210 Drivers / Asst. Drivers Training Centre/ Ajni

 

Further,  it is decided to rename Civil Engineering Training Centre/ Allahabad/NCR appearing under ‘Main Training Centres’ at Sl. No. 45 as ‘Indian Railway Track Machines Training Centre’.  Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the ‘Manual of Management on Training’ [Edition 1998] as per Correction Slip No. 6/2005 and the revised list of training centres [Appendix I] is enclosed with the correction slip.  This supersedes all other lists issued earlier.

 

MANUAL ON MANAGEMENT OF TRAINING (JUNE 1998)

 

Advance Correction Slip No.6/2005

 

Appendix – I of the Manual on Management of Training (Edition-1998) may be replaced with the attached list.

(Authority:- Board’s Lr.No.E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III Dt :09.12.2005)

 

 

(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.6/2005)

 

NAMES OF MAIN TRAINING CENTRES AND OTHER TRAINING CENTRES

 

MAIN TRAINING CENTRES:

 

  1. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhusawal/CR
  2. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Bhuli/ER
  3. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Cdhandausi/NR
  4. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Muzaffarpur/ECR
  5. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
  6. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR
  7. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR
  8. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER
  9.       Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR
  10. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE
  11. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
  12. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR
  13. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  14. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR
  15. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
  16. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
  17. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  18. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR

 

  1. S&T Training Centre/Byculla/CR
  2. S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  3. S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER
  4. S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  5. S&T Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  6. S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR
  7. S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR
  8. S&T Training Centre/Maula-Ali/SCR
  9. S&T Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  10. S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati/WR
  11. Electrical Training Centre/Thakurli/CR
  12. Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  13. Electrical Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  14. Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  15. Electrical Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
  16. Electrical Training Centre/Avadi/SR
  17. Electrical Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  18. Electrical Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  19. Electrical Training Centre/Tatanagar/SER
  20. Electrical Training Centre/Rourkela/SER
  21. Electrical Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  22. Electrical Training Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR

 

  1. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  2. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  3. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  4. Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  5. Indian Railway Track Machines Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  6. Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
  7. Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
  8. Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
  9. Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  10. Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
  11. Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
  12. Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
  13. Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
  14. Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  15. Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
  16. Jagjivan Ram RPF Training Centre/Lucknow/NR

OTHER TRAINING CENTRES:

 

  1. Area Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  2. Area Training Centre/Bhusawal/CR
  3. Area Training Centre/Ajni/CR
  4. Area Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  5. Area Training Centre/ Lower Parel/WR
  6. Area Training Centre/Bandra/WR
  7. Area Training Centre/Junagadh/WR
  8. Area Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  9. Area Training Centre/Mhow/WR

 

  1. Area Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  2. Area Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  3. Area Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
  4. Area Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
  5. Area Training Centre/Bandikui/NWR
  6. Area Training Centre/Kota/WCR
  7. Area Training Centre/Damoh/WCR
  8. Area Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR

 

  1. Accounts Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR

 

  1. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mathunga/CR
  2. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mumbai/CR
  3. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Bhusawal/CR
  4. Basic Training Centre(Electr)/Mathunga/CR
  5. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Bhusawal/CR
  6. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Parel/CR
  7. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Kurla/CR
  8. Basic Training Centre/Manmad/CR
  9. Basic Training Centre/Nasik/CR
  10. Basic Training Centre(ELW)/Bhusawal/CR
  11. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Bhusawal/CR
  12. Basic Training Centre(Diesel)/Pune/CR
  13. Basic Training Centre(ELS)/Kalyan/CR
  14. Basic Training Centre(Car shed)/Kurla/Mumbai/CR
  15. Basic Training Centre(S&T)/Bhusawal/CR
  16. Basic Training Centre(TRD)/Ajni/CR
  17. Basic Training Centre(at Electric Loco Shed)/Ajni/CR
  18. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajni/CR
  19. Basic Training Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  20. Basic Training Centre/Liluah/ER
  21. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Alambag/Lucknow/NR
  22. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Amritsir/NR
  23. Basic Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  24. Basic Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NR
  25. Basic Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  26. Basic Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  27. Basic Training Centre/Erode/SR
  28. Basic Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  29. Basic Training Centre/Engg/Arakkonam/Sr
  30. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ayanavaram/Perambur/SR
  31. Basic Training Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  32. Basic Training Centre/Tiruchhirapalli/SR

 

  1. Basic Training Centre(Elec/Mech)/Royapuram/SR
  2. Basic Training Centre/Guntupalli/SCR
  3. Basic Training Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
  4. Basic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  5. Basic Training Centre(CRS)/Tirupati/SCR
  6. Basic Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  7. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Lower Parel/Mumbai/WR
  8. Basic Training Centre/Dahod/WR
  9. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Pratapnagar/WR
  10. Basic Training Centre(CRW)/Mancheswar/ECOR
  11. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jhansi/NCR
  12. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Jhansi/NCR
  13. Basic Training Centre(WWS)/Jhansi/NCR
  14. Basic Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  15. Basic Training Centre/Bikaner./NWR
  16. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Ajmer/NWR
  17. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Ajmer/NWR
  18. Basic Training Centre/Hubli/SWR
  19. Basic Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  20. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Mysore/SWR
  21. Basic Training Centre(Loco)/Jabalpur/WCR
  22. Basic Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  23. Basic Training Centre(TRS)/Itarsi/WCR
  24. Basic Training Centre(C&W)/Itarsi/WCR
  25. Basic Training Centre(Engg)/Jabalpur/WCR
  26. Basic Training Centre/Kota/WCR
  27. BOXN Training Centre/Andal/ER
  28. BOXN Training Centre(DSL)/Mugalsarai/ECR

 

  1. C&W Training Centre/Tikiapara/ER
  2. C&W Training Centre/Asansol/ER
  3. C&W Training Centre/Chitpur/ER
  4. C&W Training Centre/Ambala/NR
  5. C&W Training Centre/Amritsar/NR
  6. C&W Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
  7. C&W Training Centre/Revwari/NR
  8. C&W Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  9. C&W Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  10. C&W Training Centre/Izatnager/NER
  11. C&W Training Centre/Charbagh/Lucknow/NER
  12. C&W Training Centre/Barelly City/NER
  13. C&W Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  14. C&W Training Centre/Gooty/SCR
  15. C&W Training Centre/Ramagundam/SCR
  16. C&W Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
  17. C&W Training Centre/Adra/SER
  18. C&W Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  19. C&W Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  20. C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  21. C&W Training Centre/Ujjain/WR

 

  1. C&W Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  2. C&W Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR
  3. C&W Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  4. C&W Training Centre/Visakpatnam/ECOR
  5. C&W Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  6. C&W Training Centre/Kanpur/NCR
  7. C&W Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  8. C&W Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  9. C&W Training Centre/Miraj/SWR
  10. C&W Training Centre/Dharwar/SWR

 

  1. Central Bridge Training Institute/Manmad/CR
  2. Bridge Staff Training Centre/Tuglakabad/NR
  3. Permanent Way Training Centre/Sadulpur/NR
  4. Permanent Way Training Centre/Shamli/NR
  5. Permanent Way Training Centre/Haridwar/NR
  6. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jagadhari/NR
  7. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jalandhar/NR
  8. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  9. Permanent Way Training Centre/Izatnagar/NER
  10. Permanent Way Training Centre/Varanasi/NER
  11. Permanent Way Training Centre/Palghat/SR
  12. Permanent Way Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
  13. Permanent Way Training Centre/Madurai/SR
  14. Permanent Way Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  15. Permanent Way Training Centre/Quilon/SR
  16. Permanent Way Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  17. Permanent Way Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  18. 239.    Permanent Way Training Centre/Samastipur/ECR

 

  1. 240.   Permanent Way Training Centre/Sonpur/ECR
  2. Permanent Way Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  3. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR

 

  1. Permanent Way Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  2. Permanent Way Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR
  3. Permanent Way Training Centre/DGG/Nagpur/SECR
  4. Permanent Way Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR

 

  1. Transportation Training Centre/Ferozpur/NR
  2. Transportation Training Centre/Kalka/NR
  3. Transportation Training Centre/Kurukshetra/NR
  4. Transportation Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  5. Transportation Training Centre/Shajahanpur/NR
  6. Transportation Training Centre/Villupuram/SR
  7. Transportation Training Centre/Shoranur/SR
  8. Transportation Training Centre/Erode/SR
  9. Transportation Training Centre/Adra/SER
  10. Transportation Training Centre/Mokama/ECR
  11. Transportation Training Centre/Subedargani/Allahabad/NCR
  12. Transportation Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  13. Transportation Training Centre/Lalagarh/NWR

 

  1. Traffic Training Centre/Madupur/ER
  2. Traffic Training Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
  3. Traffic Training Centre/Dongargarh/SECR
  4. Traffic Training Centre/Shrirangapattana/SWR
  5. Traffic Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  6. Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
  7. Staff Training Centre(Operating)/Bhilai/SECR

 

  1. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhusawal/CR
  2. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Daund/CR
  3. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Nagpur/CR
  4. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Kamak Bunder/Mumbai/CR
  5. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Beliaghata/ER
  6. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Aishbag/NER
  7. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Tinsukia/NFR
  8. Divisional Training Centre(Engg./Tfc)/Katihar/NFR
  9. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Alipurduar Jn/NFR
  10. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Lumding/NFR
  11. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Ajmer/NWR
  12. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bandikui/NWR
  13. Divisional Training Centre(Engg.)/Bhopal/WCR
  14. Engineering Training Centre/Miryalaguda/SCR
  15. Engineering Training Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  16. Engineering Training Centre/Washim/SCR
  17. Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  18. Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
  19. Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  20. Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
  21. Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  22. Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
  23. Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
  24. Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  25. Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  26. Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  27. Engineering Training Centre/Kota/WCR

 

  1. Drivers/Asst. Drivers Training Centre / Ajni/CR
  2. Diesel Drivers’ Training  Centre/Jamalpur/ER
  3. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Patratu/ER
  4. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Andal/ER
  5. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Burdwan/ER
  6. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Howrah/ER
  7. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/ Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
  8. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ludhiana/NR
  9. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Shakur Basti/Delhi/NR
  10. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
  11. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Gonda/NER
  12. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Malda/NFR
  13. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guwahati/NFR
  14. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Siliguri/NFR
  15. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ponmalai/SR
  16. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
  17. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Kazipet/SCR
  18. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guntakal/SCR
  19. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
  20. Diesel Training  School/Rourkela/SER
  21. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Sabarmati/Ahmedabad/WR
  22. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
  23. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bandra/WR
  24. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ratlam/WR
  25. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Abu Road/WR
  26. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mughalsarai/ECR

 

  1. Diesel Training  Centre/Visakhapatnam/ECOR
  2. Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
  3. Diesel Traction Training  Centre(NG)/Nagpur/SECR
  4. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  5. Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
  6. Diesel Traction Training Centre/New Katni/WCR
  7. Diesel Training Centre/Itarsi/WCR

 

  1. Electric Training Centre/Perambur/SR
  2. Electric Traction Training Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
  3. Electrical Training Centre(TRD)/Jhansi/NCR
  4. Electrical Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  5. Electrical Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
  6. OHE Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  7. Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
  8. Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
  9. Traction Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
  10. TRD Training Centre/Arakkonam/SR
  11. TRD Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  12. Technical Training Centre(Electrical)/Hubli/SWR
  13. Divisional Training Centre/Moradabd/NR
  14. RPF Training Centre/Kurduwadi/CR
  15. RPF Training Centre/Dhanbad/ECR
  16. RPF Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  17. RPF Training Centre/Digboi/NFR
  18. RPF Training Centre/Trichy/SR
  19. RPF Training Centre/Maula-ali/SCR
  20. RPF Training Centre/Midnapore/SER
  21. RPF Training Centre/Valsad/WR
  22. RPSF Training Centre/Gorakhpur
  23. Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur/NWR
  24. Thermit Welding  Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
  25. Technical Training Centre/Metro Rail/Kolkata
  26. NDT Training Centre/RDSO/Lucknow.

 

.

   Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2005/PN1/23 dated 28-12-2005  .

 

Sub: Order dated 12th April, 2005, of the High Court of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad in CC No. 312  of 2005 in WP No. 8532 of 2003 – Regarding restoration of one-third portion of commuted pension after 15 years from the date of commutation.

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         Instructions were issued vide Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare vide O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW[D] dated 14th July 1998 and OM No. 4/29/99-P&PW[D] dated 12-7-2000 circulated vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/96/PN1/9 dated 18-8-98 and 2-8-2000 respectively for restoration of one third commuted  portion of pension after 15 years from the date of commutation or 1st April, 1985, whichever is later, in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in PSU / autonomous body.  In terms of those instructions, the basic pension sanctioned at the time of permanent absorption of such Government servants is to be notionally revised in accordance with the then prevailing instructions and one third of the revised pension is to be restored after 15 years from the date of commutation or 1-4-1985, whichever is later, and Dearness Relief is to be paid on the full notional pension.

 

2.       The Society for the Welfare of Former Central Government Employees Absorbed in Public Undertakings, Hyderabad, had filed OA No. 1345/2001 in the Hyderabad Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal requesting for certain reliefs, which were allowed by the Tribunal vide their order dated 28th November, 2002.  Aggrieved by this order, Government [Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India] filed Writ Petition No. 8532/2003 in the High Court, of Judicature of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, against the said order.  The High Court, vide their order dated the 24th December, 2003, prescribed a different formula for restoration of one-third pension to such absorbees.  It was felt in the Government that there was an error apparent on record in the said order dated the 24th December, 2003, hence a review petition No. WPMP SR No.78433 in WP No. 8532 of  2003 was filed in the High Court praying for rectification of the error.  In the meantime, a Contempt Petition No. 312/2005 was filed by the respondents in  the  High  Court  for  non-implementation of   the  order dated 24th December, 2003 of the High Court.  The High Court, vide their order on 12th April, 2005 dismissed the review petition since it did not find any calculation error in their order dated 24th December, 2003 and also dismissed the Contempt Petition holding that it is for the individual employees to make detailed representations with regard to the eligibility of pension keeping n view their order dated the 24th December, 2003.  While disposing of the contempt petition, the Court directed the petitioner association  to forward the individual representations of the employees concerned to the respective departments and the same shall be considered and disposed of in the light of the principles laid down by the Court in their order dated the 24th December, 2003, as expeditiously as possible, within a period of eight weeks from the date of submission of the applications.

 

  1. Since the present policy of the Government and the High Court’s order dated the 24th December, 2003, on the question of the mode of calculation for restoration of one-third portion of commuted pension of PSU absorbees are at variance with each other, DOP&PW advised the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India to file an SLP before the Supreme Court.  SLP[C] No. 9358-9359 of 2005 filed by the Accountant General, Orissa & Anr. Vs. R. Rama Murthy & Anr. in the above case  came up for hearing before the Supreme Court on 19-10-2005 and Hon’ble Supreme Court has granted interim stay.

 

  1. In the meantime, the High Court of Andhra Pradesh in its order dated 28th September, 2005, in Contempt Case No. 760 of 2005 and CC SR No. 3981 of 2005 [ filed by the Society for the Welfare of Former Central Government Employees Absorbed in Public Sector Undertakings, Hyderabad against Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, New Delhi and others] stated as below:-

 

“ In view of the submission made by the Learned Standing Counsel and in the facts and circumstances of the case as to the pension of the members of the petitioner – association, without expressing any opinion on the merits of the contempt cases, in order to put a quitus to the lis, we feel it just and proper to modify the mode of calculation of the pension to the effect the that pension has to be calculated in respect of  the persons whose representations had been forwarded by the petitioner – Association to the respondents, as per the existing rules without reference to the mode calculation as adopted by the earlier Division Bench of this Court in WP No. 8532 of 2003, within a period of three months from the date of receipt of copy of this order.

 

Subject to the above modification, these contempt cases are closed.  However, in view of the fact that the matter pertains to the retired employees, it is made clear that if any representations by the retired employees are received subsequently, their cases should also be considered on par with the members of the petitioner-association.”

 

  1. In view of the above order of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh, all Zonal Railways are requested to take appropriate action for finalizing the restoration of the 1/3rd portion of the pension to PSU absorbee in terms of the existing rules and regulations in the matter.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.216/2005         

Railway Board’s letter No.E(LL)97/AT/PW/5 dtd.20.12.2005 (RBE No.216/2005)

 

Sub:    The Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2005.

 

A copy of the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2005 along with a copy of Notification No.S-31012/3/94 WC(PW) dated 8.11.2005 issued by the Ministry of Labour and Employment is sent herewith for information/ guidance.  The Ministry of Railways desire that the amended new provisions of the said Act which are enforced from 08.11.2005 should be strictly complied with by the Railways etc.

 

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA

EXTRAORDINARY

PART-II—Section 3 – Sub-section (ii)

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

No.1173)       NEW DELHI, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2005/KARTIKA 17, 1927

 

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 8th November, 2005

 

S.O. 1577(E)—In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-Section (2) of Section 1 of the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2005 (4) of 2005), the Central Government hereby appoints the 9th day of November, 2005 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.

 

 

(F.No.S-31012/3/94-WC(PW))

H.N.GUPTA, Labour and Employment Advisor

 

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA

EXTRAORDINARY

PART-II—Section 1

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY

No.47                     NEW DELHI, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6,  2005/BHADRA 15, 1927

 

 

MINISTRY OF LAW AND JUSTICE

(Legislative Department)

 

New Delhi, the 6th September, 2005/Bhadra 15, 1927 (Saka)

 

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on 5th September, 2005 and is hereby published for general information:–

 

THE PAYMENT OF WAGES (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2005

NO.41 OF 2005

(5TH September, 2005)

 

An Act further to amend the Payment of Wages Act, 1936.

 

BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-sixth Year of the Republic of India as follows:—

 

1.(l) This Act may be called the Payment of Wages (Amendment) Act, 2005.

 

(2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

 

  1. In section 1 of the Payment of Wages Act , 1936 (hereinafter referred to as the principal Act), for sub-section (6), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:-

“This Act applies to wages payable to employed person in respect of a wage period if such wages for that wage period do not exceed six thousand five hundred rupees per month or such other higher sum which, on the basis of figures of the Consumer Expenditure Survey published by the National

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY

Substitution of references to certain expressions by other expression.

 

 

3.   Throughout the principal Act, unless otherwise expressly provided for,  ‘the expressions the Central Government or a State Government’ and ‘the State Government’, wherever they occur, the expression ‘appropriate Government’ shall be substituted and such other consequential amendment as the rules of grammar may require shall also be made.

 

Amendment of section 2

 

 

  1. In section 2 of the principal Act—

 

(a)   clauses (i), (ia) and (ib) shall be re-numbered as clauses (ia), (ib) and (ic), respectively and before clause (ia) as so re-numbered, the following clause shall be inserted, namely:–

 

‘(i) “appropriate Government” means, in relation to railways, air transport services, mines and oilfields, the Central Government, in relation to all other cases, the State Government;’

 

(b)   for clause (v), the following clause shall be substituted, namely:–

 

‘(v) “railway administration” has the meaning assigned to it in clause (32) of section 2 of the Railways Act, 1989;’.

Substitution of section for section.3

 

 

  1. 5.   For section 3 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely:-

 

Responsibility for payment of wages

“3.(l) Every employer shall be responsible for the payment of all wages required to be paid under this Act to persons employed by him and in case of persons employed, —

 

(a)        in factories, if a person has been named as the manager of the factory under clause (f) of sub-section (l) of section 7 of the Factories Act, 1948;

(b)        in industrial or other establishments, if there is a person responsible to the employer for the supervision and control of the industrial or other establishments;

(c)         upon railways (other than in factories), if the employer is the railway administration and the railway administration has nominated a person in this behalf for the local area concerned;

(d)        in the case of contractor, a person designated by such contractor who is directly under his charge; and

(e)        in any other case, a person designated by the employer as a person responsible for complying with the provisions of the Act,

 

the person so named, the person responsible to the employer, the person so nominated or the person so designated, as the case may be, shall be responsible for such payment.

(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), it shall be the responsibility of the employer to make payment of all wages required to be made under this Act in case the contractor or the person designated by the employer fails to make such payment.”

Amendment of section 7.

 

 

  1. In section 7 of the principal Act, —

(a)   in sub-section (1), for the words, brackets and figures “sub-section (2) of section 47 of the Indian Railways Act, 1890”, the words and figures “The Railways Act, 1989” shall be substituted;

(b)   in sub-section (2), in clause (i), for the words, figures and letter “in section 58A of the Indian Income-tax Act, 1922”, the words, brackets and figures “in clause (38) of section 2 of the Income-tax Act, 1961” shall be substituted;

9 of 1890.

24 of 1989

 

 

(c)   in sub-section: (4), for the words and figures “the Indian Railways Act, 1890”, the words and figures “the Railways Act, 1989” shall be substituted.

 

  1. In Section 8 of the principal Act, in sub-section (6), for the words “sixty days”, the words “ninety days” shall be substituted.

 

 

  1. In section 15 of the principal Act,—

 

(i)     for sub-section (1), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:—

“(l) The appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint—

 

(a)   any Commissioner for Workmen’s Compensation; or

(b)   any officer of the Central Government exercising functions as, —

 

(i)                 Regional Labour Commissioner; or

(ii)                Assistant Labour Commissioner with atleast two years’ experience, or

 

(c)   Any officer of the State Government not below the rank of Assistant Labour Commissioner with atleast two years’ experience; or

(d)

14 of 1947

 

A presiding officer of any Labour Court or Industrial Tribunal, constituted under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 or under any corresponding law relating to the investigating and settlement of industrial disputes in force in the State.

(e)   Any other officer with experience as a Judge of a Civil Court or a Judicial Magistrate,

As the authority to hear and decide for any specified area all claims arising out of deductions from the wages, or delay in payment of the wages, of persons employed or paid in the area, including all matters incidental in such claims:

 

Provided that where the appropriate Government considers it necessary so to do, it may appoint more than one authority for any specified area and may, by general or special order, provide for the distribution or allocation of work to be performed by them under this Act”;

(ii)      for sub-section (3), the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:–

“(3) When any application under sub-section (2) is entertained, the authority shall hear the applicant and the employer or other person responsible for the payment of wages under section 3, or give them an opportunity of being heard, and, after such further enquiry, if any, as may be necessary, may, without prejudice to any other penalty to which such employer or other person is liable under this Act, direct the refund to the employed person of the amount deducted, or the payment of the delayed wages, together with the payment of such compensation as the authority may think fit, not exceeding ten times the amount deducted in the former case and not exceeding three thousand rupees but not less than one thousand five hundred rupees in the    latter, and even if the amount deducted or delayed wages are paid before the disposal of the application, direct the payment of such compensation, as the authority may think fit, not exceeding two thousand rupees;

 

Provided that the claim under this  Act shall be disposed of as far as practicable within a period of three months from the date of registration of the claim by the authority:

 

Provided further that the period of three months may be extended if both parties to the disputes agree for any bona fide reason to be recorded by the authority that the said period of three months may be extended to such period as may be necessary to dispose of the application a just manner:

Provided also that no direction for the payment of compensation shall be made in the case of delayed wages if the authority is satisfied that the delay was due to —-

 

(a)  a bona fide error or bona fide dispute as to the amount payable to the employed person; or

(b)  the occurrence of an emergency, or the existence of exceptional circumstances, the person responsible for the payment of wages was unable, in spite of exercising reasonable diligence; or

(c)   the failure of the employed person to apply for or accept payment.”;

 

(iii)               in sub-section (4), for the words “not exceeding fifty rupees” wherever they occur, the words “not exceeding three hundred seventy-five rupees” shall be substituted.

Amendment of section 20

 

 

 

 

  1. In section 20 of the principal Act,—-

 

(a)   in sub-section (1), for the words “with fine which shall not be less than two hundred rupees but which may extend to one thousand rupees”, the words “with fine which shall not be less than one thousand five hundred rupees but which may extend to seven thousand five hundred rupees” shall be substituted;

(b)   in sub-section (2), for the words “with fine which may extend to five hundred rupees, the words “with fine which may extend to three thousand seven hundred fifty rupees’ shall be substituted;

(c)   after sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be inserted, namely:–

“(2A) Whoever being required to nominate or designate a person under section 3 fails to do so, such person shall be punishable with fine which may extend to three thousand rupees.”;

 

(d)   in sub-section (3), for the words “with fine which shall not be less than two hundred rupees but which may extend to one thousand rupees”, the words “with fine which shall not be less than one thousand five hundred rupees but which may extend to seven thousand five hundred rupees” shall be substituted;

(e)   in sub-section (4), for the words “with fine which shall not be less than two hundred rupees but which may extend to one thousand rupees”, the words “with fine which shall not be less than one thousand five hundred rupees but which may extend to seven thousand five hundred rupees” shall be substituted;

(f)    in sub-section (5), for the words “with fine which shall not be less than five hundred rupees but which may extend to three thousand rupees”, the words “with fine which shall not be less than three thousand seven hundred fifty rupees but which may extend to twenty-two thousand five hundred rupees”, shall be substituted;

(g)

Substitution of new Section for Section 4 Delegation of powers

in sub-section (6), for the words “one hundred rupees”, the words “seven hundred fifty rupees” shall be substituted.

  1. For  Section 24 of the Principal Act, the following sections shall be substituted, namely:–

 

“24 the appropriate Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, direct the any power exercisable by it under this Act shall, in relation to such matters and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in the direction, be also exercisable —-

 

(a)   where the appropriate Government is the Central Government, by such officer or authority subordinate to the Central Government or by the State Government or by such officer or authority subordinate to the State Government, as may be specified in the notification;

(b)   where the appropriate Government is a State Government, by such officer or authority subordinate to the State Government as may be specified in the notification.”

Amendment

of  section  26

 

 

 

  1. In section 26 of the Principal Act, —

 

(a)   in sub-section (4), for the words “which may extend to two hundred rupees”, the words “which shall not be less than seven hundred fifty rupees but which may extend to one thousand five hundred rupees” shall be substituted;

(b)   after sub-section (6), the following, sub-section shall be inserted, namely:–

“(7) All rules made under this section by the State Government shall, as soon as possible after they are made, be laid before the State Legislature”.

 

 

T.K. VISWANATHAN,

Secy. To the Govt. of India.

 

 

RBE No.219/2005                                                                              

Board’s letter No. E(W)95 UN1-19 dated 27.12.2005 (RBE No.219/05)

(Uniform Circular No.3 of 2005)

 

Sub: Issue of uniform and other accessories to Gangmen (Trackmen), Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen.

 

Board had constituted a Committee of Executive Directors of Railway Board viz. EDCE(G) as Convener, EDFE and EDRS(G) as Members to review the existing norms and specifications for the uniform and other protective garments being supplied to Gangmen, Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen and to examine the need and justification for additional items, if any, to be given to these categories of staff and to make appropriate recommendations with the likely financial implications. The Committee after wide interaction with various gangs/units on the Railways and detailed discussions with concerned railway officials and based on suggestions received from Railways, framed their recommendations regarding supply of uniform and other protective equipments/accessories to these categories of employees, as under:-

 

S.No Item

Present Yardstick

Proposed Yardstick

Remarks
Description/specification Scale Description Scale
1. Shirt

(a) Summer

Half Sleeves, cotton of orange colour (10-S) One per year Half sleeves of handloom polyester cotton blended, 67/33 shirting 88/91 cms wide conforming to IS:11815/86 of orange colour Two per year In cold and only winter climate, 4 shirts of full sleeves can be given every year.
  (b) Winter Full Sleeves, cotton of orange colour (8-S) One per year Full sleeves of handloom polyester cotton blended, 67/33 shirting 88/91 cms wide conforming to IS:11815/86 of orange colour

 

 

Two per year  
2. Trousers Drill Khaki (3-S) 2 per year Drill Khaki of handloom polyester cotton blended 67/33 suiting 138/142 cms wide conforming to IS:11248/85 3 per year  
3. Jersey (woolen) or cumbli Of maroon colour with full sleeves in one piece without stitching at shoulders with a short ‘V’ neck

Or

 Cumbli Coarse thick wool, hand woven in size 220 x 152 cms

One in 5 years to one every year depending on the climate.

 

 

 

One for 5 years to one for 2  years depending on climatic region.

No change   Quality needs to be properly supervised
4. Overcoat

(a)  summer & mild winter

 

(b)                 Summer & winter

 

(c)                  Very cold

 

(d) winter only

  (a)One per 5 years

 

 

(b)One per 5 years

 

(c)One per 4 years

 

(d)One per 3 years

No change    
5. Shoes Sturdy canvas shoes with grooved rubber soles suitable for walking along tracks. 2 pairs per year Canvas hunter shoe/jungle boot with proper heat insulation for sole-conforming to BIS 15298 1 pair per year Shoes should be branded one.
6. Rain coat 17-PC, Cape, water proof with detachable hood, made from fabric, rubberized water proof block.   Being given only while during monsoon patrolling duty and is kept as T&P item Rain coat – rubberized water proof coat with full sleeves with cap/hood conforming to IS:59159-70 One in 3 years for regions having rainfall less than 600 mm; for other regions, it should be one for every 2 year.  
7. Head gear Helmet IS:2925/1984 (Ref:Board’s letter No.E(W)95UN1/19 dt.10.5.05 Being given as T&P item when work is to be done in a tunnel bridge/construction site. Cotton safa/pagri similar to what being given to trolleymen 4.5 m long & 8.2 cm wide for all climates except cold & only winter where woolen monkey cap should be given In addition to Helmet, following items may also be given. Safa/ Pagri 2 for 2 years or Monkey cap (woolen) one for 2 years At present, this is being given to only Trolleyman.
8. Mittens/gloves To be given only in very cold climate One for 1 year (a)      Summer & Mild winters

 

 

(b)      Summer & winter –

 

 

 

(c) Very cold & winter only.

(a) 2 pairs for cotton gloves every year.

b) one  pair cotton and one pair woolen every year.

(c) 2 pair woolen every year

 

 
9. Socks Cotton socks 3 pair per year a)     Winter and  Mild winters

b)     Summer & winter –

 

 

c)      Very cold

 

d)       winter only.

a)   4 pairs cotton

b)                 2 pairs cotton & 2 pairs woolen

c)                  & (d)

4 pairs     woolen only.

 
10. Luminescent vest (Safety Jacket) (Ref.Board’s letter No.E(W)95UN-1/19 dt.28.8.03) Good quality One in two year No change
11. Water bottle Milton type bottle of 2 litres having proper heat insulation so that water can be kept cool for 5-6 hours One for 2 years  

 

The above recommendations have since been accepted by Board and MR.

 

It is advised that the above yardstick may be implemented immediately after existing stock of uniform/protective accessories etc. to Gangmen and allied categories is exhausted.

 

For all other purposes, provision contained in the Dress Regulations, 2004 shall apply.

 

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

 

 

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