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Rly Board’s Estt. Circulars 2006

July 26, 2011

Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2000/PN1/67. Vol.II dated 06-01-2006 .

 

Sub:  Payment of gratuity to Government / Railway Servants retired during the period  from 01-07-1993 to 31-03-95

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          In continuation of Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 23-09-2004, a copy each of Department of Pension & Pensioner’ Welfare OMs No. 38/29/2001-P&PW(F) dt. 27-10-2005 and 05-12-2005 are enclosed for information and necessary action. Department of Pension & Pensioner’ Welfare OMs  dt. 14-07-1995 and 17-02-2005 referred to in the DOP&PWs enclosed OMs  have been adopted/circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No. PC/V/95/DCRG dated 08-08-95 and F(E)III2000/PN1/57 Vol.II dated 18-03-2005 respectively.

 

2.       A large number of Railway servants who retired during the period from   01-07-1993 to 31-03-1995 filed OAs in various Benches of the Central Administrative Tribunal challenging  the cut-off date of 01-04-1995 stipulated in DOP&PW’s OM dated            14-07-1995 [Board’s letter No. PC-V/95/DCRG dated 08-08-1995] and for calculating gratuity duly taking into account the percentage of  DA as on 01-07-1993, which is based on the average AICPI 1201.66, along with last basic pay drawn, on the basis of the full bench judgement dt. 21-09-2001 of CAT Mumbai in OA No. 542, 942 and 943 of 1997 filed by Shri B.S.Dhuri & Others.  The respondent to OA No. 542, 942 & 943, the Department of Post, filed Writ Petition No. 884/2002 before the High Court of Mumbai against the  judgement of CAT/Mumbai, which was later transferred to the Hon’ble Supreme Court to be heard and disposed of along with SLP[C] No.12071 – 12072/2004 filed by UOI Vs. Shri K.K. Jaswal and other connected cases filed by Punjab Government in CA No. 129/2003.  The Hon’ble Supreme Court, vide judgement dated 11-08-2005 upheld the stand of the Government.  The salient features of the judgements are given in para 5 of DOP&PW’s OM dated 05-12-2005.

 

3.       Zonal Railways etc., are hereby advised to bring to the notice of various Benches of CAT and High Courts, where OAs and Writ Petitions on the subject matter are pending for decision, about the judgement dt.  11-08-2005 of Hon’ble Supreme Court and have the pending cases disposed of in terms of this judgement.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel PG & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM No. 38/189/2005-P&PW(F) dt.  27-10-2005

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Payment of difference of Gratuity by adding DA prevailing at the   time of retirement to pre-1996 Central Government Pensioners – Representation citing Supreme Court Judgements -Clarification regarding.

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          The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations have been received asking whether in pursuance of certain Supreme Court Judgements, any orders have been issued in the case of pre-1996 pensioners for payment of difference of Gratuity by adding DA prevailing at the time of retirement.

 

  1. For the purpose of calculating various retirement benefits including gratuity of Central Government employees, the term, ‘emoluments’ prevailing prior to 01.01.1996 was “basic pay” only.  Consequent upon acceptance of Fifth Central Pay Commission recommendations, w.e.f. 01.01.1996, DA admissible on the date of retirement/death has also been included in the definition of emoluments besides pay, for the purpose of  all kinds of gratuity including DCRG.  The Government has not agreed to extend the  benefits to retirees who retired/died prior 01.01.1996 as for grant of any benefit, prescription of a cut-off date is essential keeping in view various constraints including financial constraints.  This has already been clarified vide OM No.38/42/2005-P&PW(F) dated 17.02.2005.

 

  1. It is clarified that there is no Supreme Court Judgement specifying that pre-1996 pensioners may have to be paid additional gratuity by adding DA at the time of the retirement.  However, the factual position about Supreme Court  Judgements being quoted by the pre 01.01.1996 pensioners in their representations, is as under

 

(i)                 Supreme Court Judgement dated 22.09.2000 in Appeal (Civil) 5346 of 1997 – UOI and others Vs. Dr.Vijyapurapu Subbayamma :

 

Regarding excerpts from the above Judgement of Supreme Court being quoted in the representations, on perusal of the judgement it has been observed that those are not exact reproduction from the judgement.  The relevant  sentence in the judgement reads as under:

 

“ ( c )  Where an employee at the time of retirement is entitled to pension under the relevant rules, any subsequent amendment to the relevant rules enhancing pension or conferring additional benefit would be also applicable to him.”

 

The above mentioned sentence contained in the judgement is the observation made by the Supreme Court while analyzing its judgement in another case of UOI & Others Vs. Lieut. Mrs. E. Lacats (1997) 7 SSC 334.  However, in its final decision the Hon’ble Supreme Court set aside the judgement of the Tribunal and allowed the appeal filed by the Government.

 

(ii)                SLP No.11043/95 and CA No.937/95 by the Supreme Court on 13.02.2000 in UOI Vs. Pritam Singh and Kulwant Singh.

 

As regards extension of benefits of the Judgement in Pritam Singh and Kulwant Singh’s case, Ministry of Law has opined that the judgement covers only the parties of the case and as such it has no universal application.  Therefore, the benefit of this judgement cannot be extended to others.

 

(iii)      Judgement passed on –09.10.1998 by the Apex Court in Civil Appeal No.5048 of 1998 in V.Kasturi Vs. Managing Director, State Bank of India and another:

 

The Supreme Court Judgement is about enhancement of pension of State Bank of India employees who are not employees of the Central Government and are governed by the provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.  The Judgement is, therefore, not applicable to Central Government employees.  Moreover, the Judgement is about enhancement of pension and not about enhancement of DCRG and Commutation of Pension.

Sd/

(M.P.Singh)

Director(PP).

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel PG & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s OM No. 38/29/2001-P&PW(F) dt.  05-12-2005

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Merger of certain percentage of DA as DP for reckoning emoluments for the purpose of DCRG and raising the ceiling on the maximum  amount of DCRG from Rs.1.00 lakh to Rs.2.50 lakhs – DP&PW OM No. 7/1/1995-P&PW (F) dated 14.07.1995 – Hon’ble Supreme Court judgement dated 11.08.2005 in CA No.129 of 2003 (State of Punjab & Ors. Vs. Amar Nath Goyal & Ors) and other connected cases- regarding.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that the 5th  Central Pay Commission in its Interim Report had recommended that certain percentage of DA as on 01.07.1993, which is based on the average AICPI 1201.66, be treated as DP for reckoning emoluments for the purpose of  DCRG under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.  It had also recommended that the ceiling on the maximum amount of DCRG be raised from  Rs. 1.00 lakhs to Rs.2.50 lakhs.  The Commission further recommended that these benefits be given effect from 01.04.1995.  The recommendations were considered and accepted by the Government and aforesaid OM issued by this Department.

 

2.       Shri B.S.Dhuri & others who had retied from the Postal Department between 01.07.1993 to 31.10.1994 filed OA No.542, 942 & 943 of 1997 before CAT Mumbai Bench claiming benefits contained in the OM dated 14.07.1995 and challenging the cut-off date of 01.04.1995.  The issue was referred to the Full Bench  and the Hon’ble Tribunal in its judgement dated 21.09.2001 allowed the OAs and held that there is no nexus or rational consideration in fixing the cut-off date of 01.04.1995.

 

  1. The judgement of the Mumbai Full Bench was challenged by filing Writ Petition No.884/2002 before the High Court of Mumbai.  Eventhough the Writ Petition was admitted  no stay was granted.  The High Court in its interim order dated 29.04.2002 directed the Respondents (Applicants to the OAs) to file an undertaking before the High Court, on the basis of which the Department has to pay difference of DCRG as per the order of CAT, Mumbai Full Bench on conditional basis viz. the respondents have to file an undertaking before the High Court that in the event of the petitioners succeeding the Writ Petition, any excess amount received by them shall be refunded to the petitioners alongwith interest @6% p.a. from the date of the receipt of amount till refund.  The Department of Posts has since complied with the interim order of the High Court.

 

4.       During the pendency of the above mentioned WP before the Mumbai High Court, the Hon’ble Supreme Court passed order on 27.07.2004 transferring the WP to the Supreme Court alongwith SLP[C] No.12071-12072/2004 filed by the UOI Vs. Shri K.K. Jaswal and other connected cases filed by Punjab Government in CA No.129 of 2003, for a final decision.

 

  1. In the above mentioned cases, the Hon’ble Supreme Court delivered the judgement on 11.08.2005. Salient features of the judgement are as under :-

 

(a)      Set aside the following cases :

 

i)          Common judgement and order of the High Court of Punjab and Haryana in      CWP No. 4995/97 and in connected matters decided thereby.

ii)         Judgement and orders of High Court of Himachal Pradesh in CWP No.462/03 (dated 24.06.2003 and in Civil Review No.32/2003 (dated 11.09.2003).

iii)        Order dated 21.09.2001 of the CAT (Mumbai Bench) in OA No. 542, 942 and 943 of 1997 filed by Shri B.S.,Dhuri & others.

 

(b) Allowed Civil Appeal No.129 of 2003 and other Civil Appeals/Special Leave Petitions as indicated in the Judgement.

(a)      Dismissed Civil Appeal Nos. 133/03 and T.C. No. 41/05

 

(b)      The Hon’ble Supreme Court considered the fact that financial and economic implications are very relevant and germane for any policy decision touching the administration of the Government, at the Central or at the State Level.

(c)      After perusing various earlier judgements of the Apex Court that has been relied upon by the retired employees in support of their case, the Hon’ble Supreme Court opined that those judgements are of no assistance in resolving the issue before it.

(d)      The cut-off date fixed as 01.04.1995 is on a very valid ground, namely, that of financial constraints and rejected the contention that fixing of the cut-off  was arbitrary, irrational or had no rational basis or that if offends Article 14 of the  Constitution of India.

 

  1.   The contents of the judgement is brought to the notice of all concerned for complying with the following :

 

(I)      Wherever difference of gratuity has been paid in compliance of any CAT/High Court order to retired employees on the basis of undertaking furnished by them, in view of the Supreme Court judgement, the amount received by them shall have to be refunded to the concerned Department along with interest @6% p.a. from the date of the receipt of amount till refund.  Appropriate action may, therefore, be taken in this regard.

(II)      Passing of the judgement may be brought to the notice of various Benches of CAT and High Courts through the Government Counsel, where cases are contested claiming the benefits contained in this Department’s OM No.7/1/1995 –P&PW (F) dated 14.07.1995 as the Apex Court has declined to grant the relief while upholding the cut-off date as 01.04.1995 and set aside the order of CAT Mumbai Full Bench order dated 21.09.2001, so that those cases are straightaway disposed off/dismissed.

(III)   If any new cases are filed by retirees challenging the cut-off date of 01.04.1995/01.01.1996, the above judgement of the Hon’ble Apex Court in Civil Appeal No.129/2003 that has been reported in S.C. Services Law Judgement 2005 (2)177 may be brought to the notice of CAT/Court so that the cases are dismissed at the admission stage/preliminary hearing.

Sd/-

(M.P.Singh)

Director(PP)

RBE No.01/2006                                                                                                                                                      

Board’s letter No.E[NG]II/99/CD/Pt.3 dated 03-01-2006   (RBE No.01/2006)

 

Sub: Merger of certain non-gazetted cadres in Commercial Department                      .

 

The question of merging different cadres of Commercial staff into a single cadre had been under consideration of this Ministry for sometime past in view of the flexibility and convenience in posting and transfers which such an arrangement would provide.  After giving careful consideration to the matter, the Ministry of Railways have decided that the cadres of Ticket Collectors and TTEs wherever the same are not already combined, should be merged.

 

2.       This merger will come into force with effect from 01-02-2006.  In other words,  w.e.f. 1-2-2006 appointments shall be made to the lowest grade Rs.3050-4590 whether by direct recruitment or by promotion only to the unified cadre as Ticket Examiner in Grade Rs.3050-4590.

 

3.       All indents on Railway Recruitment Boards for direct recruitment and notices for Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ promotion should be modified for recruitment / promotion to the unified cadre.

 

4.       In future on promotion to higher grades as per the existing practice as already in vogue in most of the Railways while to start with the staff may be put on stationary duty, they may be moved to mobile duty as per seniority.

 

5.       In the higher grades starting from Rs.4000-6000 wherever the cadres are not already combined, the same may also be combined if no problem regarding interpolation of seniority  is anticipated.  This may, however, be implemented from a future date as may be decided in consultation with the recognized unions.

 

  1. The posts in various grades in the merged cadres should be redesignated as under:

 

Revised Designation                                  Grade

 

                        Ticket Examiner                                 3050-4590
                        Sr. Ticket Examiner                                      4000-6000

Head Ticket Examiner                            5000-8000

Deputy Chief Ticket Inspector               5500-9000

Chief Ticket Inspector                           6500-10500

 

7.       Immediate action may please be taken to implement the proposed merger effective from      01-02-2006 under advice to Board.

 

 

RBE No.02/2006 

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/69 dated 05-01-2006 (RBE No.02/2006)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM Volume I.

 

The Ministry of Railways  are pleased to direct that the Indian Railway  Establishment Manual Vol. I  [1989 Edition] may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 181 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway  Establishment Manual Vol. I  [1989 Edition]

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No. 181.

Chapter II, Section ‘A’ – Rules Governing Promotion of Group ‘C’ staff to Group ‘B’ posts.

 

  1. Para 201.1

In the existing para 201.1, substitute the figures ‘75%’ and ‘25%’ with ‘70%’ and ‘30%’ respectively.

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]92/2/93 dated 03-11-92]

 

  1. Para 202.2

In the existing para 202.2:

i]   the figure ‘20%’ wherever occurring, should be substituted by ‘30%’

ii]  for the following heading and words:

 

‘Assessment of vacancies –  Vacancies for two years should  be assessed carefully and to the vacancies so assessed an addition of 20% of the cadre including construction reserve should be made and for the total number of vacancies so determined the panel should be formed.’

 

          Substitute the following:

 

‘Assessment of vacancies –  Vacancies for two years should  be assessed carefully  taking into account the vacancies in regular cadre [ both permanent and temporary], as  also in the construction and work-charged cadre/posts instead of restricting  to the ‘Construction Reserve’ only.  To the assessment thus made, an addition of 30% of the cadre in Group ‘B’ and Jr. Scale including ‘Construction’ and work-charged posts should be made for unforeseen contingencies.

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]87/2/72 dated 22-10-91]

 

  1. Para 203.1

 

For the existing para 203.1, substitute  the following:

 

‘ Conditions of eligibility: For  the selection, all Group ‘C’ employees working on a regular basis in grade the minimum of which is Rs.5000/- in the revised scale and in the higher Group ‘C’ grades and who have rendered not less than 3 years of non-fortuitous service in the grade are eligible.  There will be no distinction between permanent and temporary employees.’

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]99/2/22 dated 22-07-04]

 

  1. Para  203.5

 

In the existing para  203.5, the words and figures ‘Rs.2000-3200 [RS]’ should be replaced by ‘Rs.6500-10500[RS]’

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]99/2/22 dated 22-07-04]

 

  1. Para 204.1

 

For the existing para 204.1, substitute the following:

 

‘Selection Procedure – The selection is based on a written test to adjudge the professional ability, viva-voce and assessment of record of service by the Selection Committee.  The marks allotted and the qualifying marks under the different heads are as follows:

Prescribed Papers

Max.

Marks

Qualifying

Marks

Remarks

One paper on Professional subject and Estt. & Financial Rules

150

90

Out of 150 marks, the professional subject will carry atleast 100 marks

 

RECORD OF SERVICE AND VIVA – VOCE

 

Max. marks

Qualifying Marks

  1. Viva Voce
    1. Record of service

25

25

30

[including atleast 15 marks in the record of service.]

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]88/2/111 dated 20-08-91]

 

  1. Para 206.2

For the existing para 206.2, substitute the following:

 

‘Medical fitness of employees selected for promotion to Group ‘B’ –  Employees selected for promotion to Group ‘B’ service should be fit in all respects, including physical fitness, for duties assigned to the particular category of posts to which the promotion is made.  The Group ‘C’ employees qualifying in the selections for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts but not passing the prescribed medical standard should not be promoted to Group ‘B’, even on ad-hoc basis.’

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]80/2/8 dated 31-10-91]

 

 

 

RBE No.03/2006

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/69 dated 05-01-2006 (RBE No.03/2006)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREC Volume I.

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In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I, Fifth Edition – 1985 [Second Reprint Edition – 2003], may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 95 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE, VOLUME I, FIFTH EDITION – 1985 [SECOND REPRINT EDITION – 2003],

Advance Correction Slip No. 95

Chapter 2, General Conditions of  Service.

 

Recruitment, Training and Promotion to Group ‘A’  & Group ‘B’ Posts

 

Para 211 may be amended as follows:

In the existing para 211:

i]        the figure ‘25%’  may be corrected to read as ‘30%’

ii]    Words ‘(h) Personnel Department’ should be added and placed after words ‘(g)     Accounts Department’ appearing in the fifth line of the para.

 

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]92/2/93 dated 03-11-92 &  E[GP]86/2/61 dated 10-01-90]

 

 

RBE No.04/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/1/33 dated 06-01-2006 (RBE No.04/2006)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREC Volume I.

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In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I, Fifth Edition – 1985 [Second Reprint Edition – 2003], may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 96 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE, VOLUME I, FIFTH EDITION – 1985 [SECOND REPRINT EDITION – 2003],

Advance Correction Slip No. 96

Chapter 2, General Conditions of Service.

Recruitment, Training and Promotion to Group ‘A’  & Group ‘B’ Posts

 

In the existing sub-para [b] of Para 214, the following phrase may be deleted:

 

‘except to the posts of Security Officer, Law Officer, Hindi Officer, Chemist and Metallurgist, Public Relations Officer, and Superintendent Printing & Stationery.

[Authority Ministry of Railways lt. No. E[GP]81/1/91 dated 29-08-90  & E[GP]96/1/11 dated 03-09-96  E[GP]2003/1/7 dated 05-06-2003]

 

 

 

RBE No.06/2006   

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 16.1.2006    ( RBE No.06/2006 )

 

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance

Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund

For the period from 1.1.2006 to 31.12.2006.

In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No.C-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 11.01.2005, a copy of  O.M.No. 7 (3)/EV/2005 dated 06.01.2006 of the  Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance,Department of Expenditure OM No. No. 7(3)/EV/2004 Dated: 6th January, 2006

 

Sub: Central  Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 –

Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2006 to       31.12.2006.                                  …

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 7(1)/EV/2004 dated 31st  December, 2004 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGESIS for the year 2005.  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 2006 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 2006 and a copy of the same is also enclosed.  The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum (compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.1.1982.  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) w.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 and  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.

 

2.        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 2006

Month of cessation of membership

Year of entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr. May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.  
1982 9747 9819 9888 9961 10035 10107 10182 10257 10331 10406 10481 10577  
1983 8645 8710 8773 8839 8904 8970 9036 9102 9169 9237 9306 9374  
1984 7651 7710 7767 7827 7884 7943 8003 8063 8123 8185 8244 8307  
1985 6762 6814 6864 6918 6970 7023 7077 7130 7183 7238 7293 7349  
1986 5962 6010 6056 6102 6149 6197 6245 6293 6341 6390 6439 6489  

1987

5245 5287 5329 5371 4513 5457 5499 5542 5587 5630 5673 5718

1988

4605 4642 4680 4719 4756 4794 4834 4872 4912 4950 4990 5030

1989

4027 4060 4095 4127 4162 4197 4231 4266 4300 4336 4371 4408

1990

3513 3542 3574 3603 3634 3664 3696 3727 3760 3791 3823 3855

1991

3056 3082 3109 3138 3166 3193 3221 3250 3278 3306 3334 3363

1992

2650 2674 2698 2724 2749 2774 2799 2824 2849 2875 2900 2926

1993

2289 2310 2333 2356 2379 2401 2423 2446 2470 2492 2515 2539

1994

1968 1988 2008 2028 2049 2069 2090 2110 2131 2151 2173 2194

1995

1684 1701 1719 1738 1756 1775 1793 1812 1831 1850 1869 1888

1996

1431 1446 1464 1480 1497 1514 1530 1548 1564 1582 1598 1616

1997

1205 1221 1235 1251 1265 1281 1296 1312 1327 1342 1358 1375

1998

1007 1019 1033 1047 1061 1074 1088 1103 1117 1132 1146 1160

1999

828 841 854 867 879 891 903 916 929 942 955 968

2000

672 682 694 705 717 730 741 753 765 777 789 801

2001

531 541 553 562 573 584 595 606 617 628 639 651

2002

406 416 425 435 445 455 465 475 485 496 506 516

2003

293 302 311 320 329 338 347 357 366 375 385 395

2004

109 198 206 215 223 231 240 249 257 266 275 284

2005

95 102 110 118 126 133 141 149 157 165 173 181

2006

7 14 21 28 35 43 50 57 65 72 80 87

 

Note: Basis Used

From            To                   From    To

1.1.82           31.12.82            10%   1.1.03       31.12.03             9.00%     % Saving 68.75 from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.83           31.12.86    11%       1.1.04   31.12.04     8.00% 70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.87           31.12.89            12%    1.1.05   31.12.05     8.00%

1.1.02           31.12.02            9.5%          1.1.06  31.12.06     8.00%               Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87 , 30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

* Interest p.a.convertible quarterly.

 

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.12/- p.m. 31.12.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90  -Year of cessation of membership 2006

Month of cessation of membership
Year of entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr. May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 11500 11588 11675 11761 11850 11939 12030 12119 12211 12301 12395 12486
1983 10398 10480 10558 10693 10720 10801 10884 10967 11050 11133 11217 11302
1984 9407 9480 9553 9627 9701 9776 9851 9926 10002 10080 10157 10235
1985 8516 8583 8650 8718 8786 8855 8924 8994 9064 9135 9206 9276
1986 7716 7779 7841 7904 7966 8029 8094 8156 8221 8287 8352 8419
1987 7000 7058 7114 7172 7230 7290 7348 7406 7466 7526 7587 7648
1988 6361 6414 6466 6520 6573 6627 6682 6738 6792 6847 6904 6959
1989 5781 5832 5881 5930 5979 6029 6079 6129 6182 6233 6286 6337
1990 5267 5314 5359 5405 5452 5498 5545 5593 5640 5688 5736 5785
1991 4582 4624 4664 4706 4747 4789 4831 4875 4917 4960 5005 5047
1992 3973 4011 4047 4084 4122 4161 4199 4236 4275 4314 4354 4394
1993 3432 3466 3499 3533 3567 3601 3636 3670 3705 3740 3776 3810
1994 2952 2983 3013 3044 3073 3104 3135 3167 3198 3230 3262 3294
1995 2525 2552 2580 2607 2635 2662 2692 2719 2748 2777 2805 2835
1996 2146 2170 2196 2220 2246 2271 2297 2322 2348 2374 2400 2428
1997 1808 1830 1854 1877 1899 1923 1946 1969 1993 2017 1041 2064
1998 1508 1531 1550 1571 1591 1612 1635 1656 1678 1698 1720 1740
1999 1244 1262 1280 1299 1318 1337 1358 1377 1397 1416 1436 1455
2000 1006 1023 1041 1059 1076 1093 1112 1129 1147 1165 1183 1201
2001 797 812 828 844 860 877 893 909 926 942 960 976
2002 610 624 638 651 666 682 697 712 729 744 759 775
2003 439 453 466 480 493 507 521 535 549 564 578 591
2004 284 297 309 322 334 347 360 370 386 399 412 425
2005 142 153 165 177 188 200 212 224 236 247 260 272
2006 11 21 32 42 53 64 75 86 97 108 119 131

Note: Basis Used

From            To                   From    To

1.1.82           31.12.82            10%   1.1.03       31.12.03             9.00%     % Saving 68.75 from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.83           31.12.86    11%       1.1.04   31.12.04     8.00% 70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.87           31.12.89            12%    1.1.05   31.12.05     8.00%

1.1.02           31.12.02            9.5%          1.1.06  31.12.06     8.00%               Risk 31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87 , 30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

* Interest p.a.convertible quarterly.

 

 

RBE No. 07/2006          

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 RN5-8 dated  23-01-06 (RBE No. 07/2006)

 

Sub: Allotment / retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees on deputation to CRIS

 

It has been decided that allotment / retention of Railway accommodation as permitted vide letter of even number dated 09-09-2005 in favour of Railway employees on deputation to CRIS shall be on payment of normal rent.

 

It is further  clarified that all cases where Railway employees are presently on deputation to CRIS and have requested for allotment / retention of Railway quarters, shall be regulated in terms of instructions of even number dated 09-09-2005.

 

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

 

RBE No.11/2006                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 31-1-2006 ( RBE No.11/2006)

 

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on the Railways.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 26.8.2005 ( RBE            No.140/2005)

***

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the currency of the relaxation contained in  Board’s letter of even number dated 10.5.99 (RBE No.99/99) was extended for a period of 06 (six) months i.e. up to 03.02.2006.

 

The matter has been reviewed by the Board and it has 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. 04.02.2006.

 

RBE No.08 /2006                                                                   

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 QR1-11 dated 27-1-2006  (RBE No.08 /2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting  in favour of Railway officers/staff on deputation to KRCL exclusively for Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link [USBRL] Project and actually serving in that area with Headquarters at the Project site.

***

          Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. [KRCL], who have been entrusted with construction of a portion of the Udampur- Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link [USBRL]  Project [Katra to Laole – Km.30 to Km.120], have requested Railway Board for grant of permission to retain Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway  officers/ staff, who are on deputation to KRCL and are posted at the Project site, at par with Railway officers/staff deputed to IRCON for the Project.  KRCL had also pointed out that the site of the Project is not hospitable and has inter alia adverse working conditions.

 

Railway Board in their Meeting held on 23-12-2005 have considered the request of KRCL and have decided to permit grant of permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway employees who are on deputation to KRCL exclusively for the Udhampur Srinagar Baramulla Rail Link [USBRL] Project [Katra – Laole portion] and actually serving in the area of Project site with Headquarters there till the period they are posted at the Project site or the completion of the Project, whichever is earlier, on payment of normal rent.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.09 /2006                                                                   

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2002/2/88 dated 31-1-2006  (RBE No.09 /2006)

 

Sub: Selection for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts in Mechanical Engineering Department and Transportation [Traffic & Commercial] Department.

 

In terms of instructions issued under Railway Board’s letter No. E[GP]79/2/130 dated 19-08-81 and letter No. E[GP]82/2/120 dated 25-01-83, Selections [70% selection & 30% LDCE] for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts in Mechanical Engineering Department and Transportation [Traffic & Commercial] Department respectively are being done separately for each stream.

 

2.0     The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided by the Board that combined Selections [70% selection & 30% LDCE] may be held for filling up Group ‘B’ vacancies in the different streams of Mechanical Engineering Department and Transportation [Traffic & Commercial] Department.

 

3.0     In conducting selections as per revised instructions, while it would be necessary to test the knowledge of the candidates on topics relating to all the streams through compulsory questions, ample choice shall be given to the candidates with questions from the topics relating to each stream.

 

4.0     Group ‘B’ Selections [70% selection & 30% LDCE] which have already been initiated may continue undisturbed  and the combined selections may be introduced from the next selection onwards.

 

 

RBE No.10 /2006                                                          

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/87 dated 02-02-2006 (RBE No.10 /2006)

 

Sub: Comparison of grades of running  staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion / selection.

 

In terms of Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/89/PM2/8-A dated 10-01-92 and subsequent instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-98/PM2/8 dated 1-10-99 in the light of V CPC scales, equivalence  of grades of running staff with that of  stationary staff has been laid down for the purpose of promotion to the posts in stationary categories, where both running and stationary staff are eligible and are considered together.

 

2.       On the question whether the aforesaid instructions would also be applicable to promotion to Group ‘B’ posts, it is clarified that these instructions would be equally applicable for determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion to the respective Group ‘B’ posts.

 

RBE No.12/2006                                                 

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 RN5-10 dated 02-02-2006   (RBE No.12 /2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting by Railway employees on deputation to Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation [ MRVC]

****

          In terms of the policy contained in letter No. E[G]2000 QR1-23 dated 01-06-2001, Railway officers / staff on deputation to MRVC   were permitted vide Board’s letter No. E[G]2001 RN5-4 dated 8-8-2001 to retain Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting for a period of 5 years from the date of incorporation of MRVC, i.e., 12/7/99 to 11/7/2004.  This permission was further extended for a period of one year upto 11/7/2005 in accordance with Board’s letter No. E[G]2003 RN5-7 dated 16-04-2004.  MRVC have once again requested Railway board for extending the period of retention  of Railway accommodation beyond 11-7-2005.

 

2.       Railway Board in their Meeting held on 23-12-2005 have considered the request of MRVC.  It has been decided to extend the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway employees on deputation to MRVC for a further period of one year only from 12-7-2005 to 11-7-2006.

 

3.       The period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway employees on deputation to MRVC may therefore be extended upto 11-7-2006, as a special case if so requested by the concerned  Railway employees on payment by MRVC to the Railway an amount equivalent to the HRA admissible to the Railway employee on deputation to MRVC plus the flat rate of licence fee prescribed by the Railways from time to time in respect of the Railway accommodations.  MRVC may, however, recover normal licence fee from Railway employees on deputation to MRVC availing this facility.

Railway Board have further decided that no further extension beyond 11-7-2006 for retention of Railway accommodation will be granted to deputationist Railway employees to MRVC.

 

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

 

 

   Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 30-12-2005 .

 

Sub: Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme [RELHS-97] – Clarification

****

          It is clarified that as per para 2 of Board’s letter No. 86/H/6-2/21 dated 18-10-1994, the condition of minimum of 20 years of qualifying service for joining RELHS-97 is not applicable in the case of medically invalidated employees  and the employees who die in harness.

 

Railways may, therefore, act accordingly and permit such cases who intend to join RELHS-97 till 31-12-2005.

 

All other terms and conditions contained in Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 28-1-2005 and 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 unchanged.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.13/2006                                                                                                                                  

   Board’s letter No. F(E) III/2005/PN1/12 Dt.06.02.2006 (RBE No.13/2006)

 

Sub : Calculation of monthly contribution towards cost of

pension/Leave salary payable during foreign service.

Rules 2006 and 2007 of Indian Railway establishment Code Vol. II prescribe that while a railway servant is in foreign service, contribution towards the cost of his pension must be paid to general revenues on his behalf and if the foreign service is in India, contributions must be paid on account of the cost of leave salary also, and the rate of such contributions payable shall be as prescribed in Appendix I of the said Code.  In terms of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.No.2/3/2000-Estt (Pay II) dt.15.05.2000, circulated vide Board’s letter No. F (E)III/ 2000/ PN1/35 dt,.22.6.2000, with effect from 01.01.1996 monthly contributions towards cost of pension payable in respect of a Government Servant during the active period of his foreign service shall be based on the maximum of the pay as defined in Rule 9(21)(a)(i) of the Fundamental Rule, which corresponds to para 1303 (21)(a)(i) of R-II, of the revised pay scale of the post held by the Government servant at the time of proceeding on foreign service or to which he may receive proforma promotion while on foreign service.  Consequent upon issue of instructions vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dt.11.03.2004 regarding merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of the existing basic pay with the basic pay to be distinctly shown as Dearness Pay, for various purpose with effect from 01.04.2004, a doubt has arisen whether the Dearness Pay would also be taken into account for calculation of foreign service contribution.

 

2.       The matter has been considered in Board’s office in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training and the Department of Expenditure, (Ministry of Finance) and it is clarified that the element of Dearness Pay should be taken into account while calculating pension and leave salary contribution.

 

 

 

 

RBE No. 14/2006                   

Board’s letter No. E[W]2006/CP-1/1 dated 08-02-2006  (RBE No. 14/2006)

 

Sub: Payment of Ex-Gratia compensation to families of railway servants who die in performance of their bona fide official duties – instructions regarding.

****

          Scheme regarding payment of Ex-Gratia compensation to families of railway servants who die in performance of their bona fide official duties was introduced vide Board’s  letter No. E[W]99/CP-1/1 dated 05-11-1999 [RBE No. 285/99].  The scheme is, however, effective from 01-08-1997.

 

2.       Further instructions in the matter regarding applicability of the Scheme to RPF personnel and the railway servants covered under Workmen’s Compensation Act were issued vide letter No. E[W]99/CP-1/1 dated 09-02-2000.  In case of the WCA, however, the net amount   of Ex-Gratia compensation  is to be determined after reducing the compensation payable under WCA from the amount of Ex-Gratia compensation admissible.

 

3.       Railways were further advised vide letter No. E[W]2000/CP-1/4 dated 06-12-2000 that the documents, viz. [i]  FIR; [ii] Death Certificate; [iii] Post mortem Certificate; and [iv] FA&CAO’s concurrence are pre-requisite and should form part of Ex-Gratia compensation proposals sent to Board for approval.

 

4.       It has also been emphazised time and again that the cases should be urgently processed and Railways should send proposals to Board within 3 months of death of the concerned employee[s].  Due care should be taken to ensure that the cases should satisfy the conditions detailed in the Scheme.  In case of doubt, however, Board should be approached for clarification.

 

5.       General Managers were advised vide Board [MS]’s d.o. letter No. E[W]2005/CP-1/27 dated 19-09-2005  that the proposals should have the personal approval of the GM and the FA&CAO.

 

Board desires that compliance to the above may please be ensured by all concerned.

 

 

 

RBE No. 15 /2006                                                                                                                  

  Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 QR1-2 dated 10-02-06   (RBE No. 15 /2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers / staff posted to new Zones.

 

On formation of the new Zones in the year 1997, officers / staff posted to new Zones  were granted permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting for a period of one year vide Board’s letter No. E[G]96 QR1-39 dated 06-01-97.  Thereafter, this permission was extended from time to time and was last extended upto 31-3-2001 vide Board’s letter No. E[G]97  QR1-28  dated 12-02-2001.  Retention of Railway accommodation beyond 31-3-2001 was governed in terms of extant orders as applicable in the case of permanent transfer vide Board’s letter No. E[G]97 QR1-28  dated 12-07-2001.

 

Subsequently, on operationalisation of new Zones, Railway employees posted to new Zones / Divisions were permitted retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting for a period of one year from the date of relief in terms of Board’s letter No. E[G]97 QR1-28 dated   02-09-2002.  This permission was extended from time to time and is current upto 31-03-2006.  Thus, no special dispensation existed for the Railway employees posted to new Zones / Divisions during the period from 01-04-2001 to 01-09-2002.

 

The matter has been reviewed by the Board in their Meeting held on 13-01-2006 and it has been decided that retention of Railway accommodation  at the previous place of posting should be allowed to the employees posted to new Zones / Divisions during the period from 01-04-2001 to   01-09-2002 on the same terms and conditions as contained in Board’s letter No. E[G]96 QR1-39 dated 06-01-97.

 

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

 

RBE No.18 /2006

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2004/FE-II/4  dated  17-02-2006  (RBE No.18 /2006)

 

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres  – grant of    proforma fixation.

 

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated  09-10-2003 and 06-01-2004 & No. PC-III/2004/CRC/3 dated 03-06-2004.

 

The instructions were issued regarding cadre Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres vide Board’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09-10-2003 as further modified / clarified from time to time.  As per these orders the normal vacancies existing on 01-11-2003 [except direct recruitment quota] and those arising on that date from the cadre restructuring [including chain / resultant vacancies ] were filled up through modified selection procedure and the selections for normal vacancies existing on 01-11-2003 for which panels were not finalized by   05-01-2004 were cancelled / abandoned.  While those promoted against restructuring vacancies were eligible for fixation of pay benefits from the cut off date, the  candidates promoted against normal vacancies existing prior to restructuring were to get benefit only prospectively.  Demands have been made by the Federations for grant of pay fixation benefits in favour of staff promoted against normal vacancies also from the cut off date stating that the ongoing selections were cancelled due to implementation of the above orders and period consumed in actual implementation of restructuring resulted in delayed filling up of such normal vacancies.

 

2.       The demand has been considered by the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] in consultation with the Federations and it has been decided, as a special dispensation to settle staff side demand, that proforma fixation of pay from    01-11-03,  with actual payments from the date of actually taking charge of the higher grade post, may be allowed in favour of those promoted against the normal vacancies existing  on the above date viz., 01-11-03 subject to the following stipulations:-

 

[i]       The benefit would be available only to those who were selected and actually posted against the existing vacancies.  This will not be made available to those who had already retired / resigned / vol. Retired / expired / quit service etc and did not physically take charge of the  higher grade post, as also to those promoted against anticipated vacancies occurring on or after 02-11-2003.

 

[ii]      The concerned person should be fit and eligible in all respects as on    01-11-2003 for promotion against existing vacancy and it should be certified by the cadre controlling authority duly vetted by Associate finance that delay has actually occurred in promotion against existing normal vacancy purely due to late implementation of restructuring;

 

[iii]      Notional fixation of pay as above [without payment of any arrears] would not be reckoned for calculation of retirement benefits nor for seniority or any other additional benefit.

 

[iv]     Vacancies arising from 02-11-2003 onwards and filled up subsequently will continue to be governed by existing  provisions regarding prospective pay fixation benefits and there will be no chain effect of the above notional benefit down the line.

 

[v]      As it is a special dispensation to settle the staff side demand in JCM/DC and PNM on this issue, it MUST not be construed as a precedent for any other cases arising in future either out of restructuring  or otherwise.

 

3.       This issues in consultation with Establishment Directorate and with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No. 20/2006                                                                   

Board’s letter No. No. F[E]I/2005/AL-4/6 dated 21-02-06   (RBE No. 20/2006)

 

Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay – Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of Bad Climate Allowance.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No. F[E]I/98/AL-4/2 dated 26-6-98

 

Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to revise the existing pay range for determining the eligibility for Bad Climate Allowance as follows:

 

Existing  Pay Range

 

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Revised Pay Range *

Basic Pay + DP

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Below Rs.3000

40

Below Rs.4500

40

Rs.3000 – Rs.4499

80

Rs.4500-6749

80

Rs.4500-Rs.5999

120

Rs.6750-8999

120

Rs.6000-Rs.8999

160

Rs.9000-13499

160

Rs.9000 & above

200

Rs.13500 & above

200

 

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

 

RBE No. 21/2006

Board’s letter No. No. F[E]I/2005/AL-4/4 dated 21-02-06   (RBE No. 21/2006)

 

Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay – Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of Composite Hill Compensatory Allowance.

Ref: Board’s letter No. F[E]I/98/AL-4/8 dated 13-10-98

****

          Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to revise the existing pay ranges for determining the eligibility for Composite Hill Compensatory Allowance w.e.f  01-04-04 as follows:

 

Existing  Pay Range

 

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Revised Pay Range *

Basic Pay + DP

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Below Rs.3000

100

Below Rs.4500

100

Rs.3000 – Rs.4499

140

Rs.4500-6749

140

Rs.4500-Rs.5999

240

Rs.6750-8999

240

Rs.6000 & above

300

Rs.9000 & above

300

 

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

 

 

 Board’s letter No. E[W]96PS5-1/30  dated 13-02-2006

 

Sub: Issue of School Passes

Ref: Northern Rly’s letter No. 89-P/Pass/2005 Misc. dated 17-1-05

*****

          The  case has been examined.  Wards of retired railway employees are not eligible  for grant of any school pass, even till end of current academic year, in case the railway servant retired in mid-school session.

 

 

RBE No. 16/2006

Board’s letter No. E[G]2001 RN5-5  dated 15-02-2006 (RBE No. 16/2006)

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting  in favour of officers/ staff on deputation to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. [ IRCTC].

***

          In  terms of the policy contained in Railway Board’s letter  No. E[G]2000 QR1-23 dated 1-6-2001, Railway officers / staff on deputation to IRCTC were permitted to retain Railway accommodation for a period of  5 years from the date of incorporation of IRCTC i.e., from 27/9/99 to 26/9/2004 vide Board’s letter of even number dated 12/4/2002 subject to payment of rent as specified in the said letter.  The period of retention was further extended by a period of one year from 27/9/2004 to 26/9/2005 vide Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 1/9/2004.

 

IRCTC have requested Railway Board for grant of further permission to retain Railway accommodation in favour of deputationist officers / staff to IRCTC.  This matter was considered in full Board Meeting held on 29/12/2005 wherein it has been decided to extend the permission for retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees posted on deputation to IRCTC for a further period of two years from 27/9/2005 to 26/9/2007 on the terms and conditions laid down in Railway Board’s letter dated 12/4/2002, ibid.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 19/2006

   Board’s letter No. No. F[E]I/2005/AL-4/5 dated 21-02-06   (RBE No. 19/2006)

 

Sub: Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay – Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of Tribal Area Allowance.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No. F[E]I/98/AL-4/5 dated 02-09-98

 

Pursuant to merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay, it has been decided in consultation with Ministry of Finance to revise the existing pay ranges for determining the eligibility for Scheduled / Tribal Area Allowance w.e.f. 01-04-04 as follows:

 

Existing  Pay Range

 

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Revised Pay Range *

Basic Pay + DP

Rate [Rs]

[p.m.]

Below Rs.3000

40

Below Rs.4500

40

Rs.3000 – Rs.4499

80

Rs.4500-6749

80

Rs.4500-Rs.5999

120

Rs.6750-8999

120

Rs.6000-Rs.8999

160

Rs.9000-13499

160

Rs.9000 & above

200

Rs.13500 & above

200

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No. 17/2006                                                                   

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 HO1/28 dated 15-02-2006  (RBE No. 17/2006)

 

Sub:Budget / expenditure management – economy measure rationalization  of expenditure – restrictions on expenditure on payment of honorarium.

 

Instructions have  been received from the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure stressing the need for observance of austerity in government expenditure and rationalization thereof.

 

The instructions inter-alia provide that the expenditure incurred on the payment of honorarium to the officers/ staff should be restricted in 2005-2006  to the average of the actual expenditure incurred in 2002-2003, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005 through appropriate economy measures.

 

Necessary action may please be taken to ensure strict compliance of the aforesaid directions of the Government.

 

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

 

 

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2005/PM 1/20 dated 20-02-2006 .

 

Sub: Introduction of LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II scale Rs. 5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector scale Rs.6500-10500

 

As the Railways are aware Direct Recruitment Quota to the extent of 20% of posts as introduced under the restructuring orders effective from 01-11-2003 in the categories of Office Superintendent Gr.II [OS-II] in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector [PI] in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 was replaced by Limited Departmental Competitive  Examination [LDCE] quota to the same extent vide instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dt. 17-6-2005 [RB Estt.  No. 102/2005].

 

2.       It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry by NFIR that Board’s above instructions are adversely affecting the promotional prospects of senior employees as in view of operation of post based rosters all the vacancies that are arising in the respective grades of OS-II and PI are being filled by LDCE till prescribed percentage of posts is reached.

 

3.       The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that till such time prescribed percentages are reached in the categories of OS-II [Rs.5500-900] and PI [Rs.6500-10500] the vacancies may be filled by LDCE and promotion by Selection on 50:50 basis subject to the condition that if only one post falls vacant the same should be filled by LDCE.  In case of fraction also the vacancy should go to LDCE. Once the prescribed percentages are reached, the posts should be filled on like go like come basis as per the extant procedure.

 

4.       These instructions will be applicable to the LDCEs notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

 

 

RBE No.22 /2006

Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2005/GS 1-5 dated 21-2-2006  (RBE No.22 /2006)

 

Sub: Amendment to Rule 11 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966.

***

          In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President  hereby directs that Rule 11 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966, contained in Appendix-I of Indian Railway Establishment Code –Vol.I, Fifth Edition, 1985 [2003 reprint] may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No.97 enclosed herewith.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE –VOL.I, FIFTH EDITION, 1985 [SECOND REPRINT, 2003] APPENDIX-I RAILWAY SERVICES [CONDUCT] RULES, 1966

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.97

          In the Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966, for rule 11, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:

“11.    Communication of Official Information: – Every Railway servant shall, in performance of his duties in good faith, communicate information to a person in accordance with the Right to Information Act, 2005 [22 of 2005] and the rules made thereunder:

          Provided that no Railway servant shall, except in accordance with any general or special order of the Government or in performance in good faith of the duties assigned to him, communicate, directly or indirectly, any official document or any part thereof or classified information to any Railway servant or any other person to whom he is not authorized to communicate such document or classified information.”

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2005/GS 1-5 dated 21-2-2006  ]

 

 

RBE No.25/2006

Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/94/RR-1/29 dated 24-2-2006 ( RBE No.25/2006)

 

Sub: Upper age limit for direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ on the Railways.

***

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated   31-1-2006 [RBE No. 11/2006], withdrawing the age relaxation of  03 [three] years above the prescribed upper age limit for recruitment to all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts including engagement of Substitutes with effect from 04-02-2006. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that the currency of relaxation contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 10-05-1999 [RBE 99/99] may be extended further for a period of   01 [one] year i.e. upto  03-02-2007. These orders take effect from      04-02-2006.

 

It has also been decided that indents placed after issuance of Board’s letter dated 31-1-2006 ibid may be suitably amended.

 

 

 

 

RBE No.12/2006                                                                              

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/II/2 dated 21.2.06   (No.PC-V/466, RBE No.12/2006)

Sub: Upgradation of 80% of posts of Group ‘B’ officers in

RDSO from the scale of Rs. 7500-12000 to Rs.8,000-13500.

 

In view of RDSO attaining the status of a Zonal Railway w.e.f. 01.01.2003 and subsequent grant of pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 to Group ‘B’ officers of RDSO on regular basis w.e.f. 01.01.2003, it has been decided that the 80:20 Scheme notified for Group ‘B’ Officers of all Organised Services other than Accounts Department of the Zonal Railways vide Notification with GSR No.357(E) dated 25.4.2003 circulated vide Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/EC/1 dated 30.4.2003 would apply mutatis mutandis to RDSO also.

 

The scheme would apply to Group ‘B’ officers of Organised Services in RDSO and would be subject to the outcome of the Writ Petition No.3866/98 pending before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi.

 

 

 

RBE No. 24/2006                                                

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2002/TR/19  dated  23-02-2006  (RBE No. 24/2006)

 

Sub: Periodical transfer of Railway employees – list of sensitive posts.

Ref: Railway Ministry’s letters Nos:

[i]  E[NG]I-87/TR/34[JCM/DC] dt. 27-9-89

[ii]  E[NG]I-94/TR/29 dt. 02-05-95

[iii] E[NG]I-2001/TR/22 dt. 21-5-2002

[iv] E[NG]I-2002/TR/19 dt. 13-9-2002

[v]  E[NG]I-94/TR/29  dt. 28-3-2005.

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A comprehensive list of sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers every four years has been circulated by Ministry of Railways under their letter No. E[NG]I-87/TR/34[JCM/DC] dt. 27-9-89 as modified /amplified from time to time vide letters referred to above.

 

2.     Ministry of Railways have reviewed the list of sensitive posts identified and circulated for the purpose of periodical transfers.  It has been decided to modify/amplify the list of sensitive posts in Commercial, Medical and S&T departments as per corrections in the Annexure to this Ministry’s letter dated 27-9-89 as follows:

 

i] C.Commercial

[a]      FOR                                               READ

[S.Nos. 2, 6 & 7 of the Annexure]

2. Enquiry/Reservation/Booking Clerks 2.  Reservation/Booking Clerks
6. Staff dealing with goods/ parcel/ handling /catering contracts. 6. Staff dealing with all types of  Commercial Contracts / licences
7. Staff dealing with city booking/  outages 7. Staff dealing with city booking / outages/ RTSA [Railway Ticket Service Agents]

 

[b]  Add the following as Sl. No. 10:
   
10. Staff dealing with revenue earning and Commercial publicity

 

ii]        E. Medical

 

Add the following as Sl.Nos. 4, 5 & 6:

 

4. Clerks / Pharmacists dealing with periodical medical examination
5. Staff dealing with passing of bills of firms supplying materials to Railways.
6.Staff dealing with passing of medical reimbursement bills to non-railway Hospitals

 

iii]       I.  Public Relations Department

 

Delete the Heading and the entries there against.

 

iv]      K. S&T Department

 

[a]           FOR                                               READ

[S.No. 1 of the Annexure]

1. SIs / TCIs in-charge of Store 1. JEs/SEs[Signal] and JEs/SEs[Telecom] independent in-charge of Stores Depots, handling Tender and Contracts and Preparation of Bills.

[b]  Add the following as Sl. No. 4:

 

4.  Office Clerks / Superintendents dealing with tenders and contracts, verification of bills and indents for purchase of store.

 

 

RBE No.26 /2006                                                

Board’s letter No. E[W]2004/WE-1/6 dated  28-02-06 (RBE No.26 /2006)

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

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1.       This  has reference to Ministry of Railway’s letter of even number, dated  08-12-2005 on the above subject.

 

2.       The matter regarding enhancement of the honorarium payable to the Homoeopathic and Ayurvedic practitioners by Staff Benefit Fund Committees and allocation of funds therefore has been further considered.  It has been decided to make additional funds available to SBF Committees who may revise monthly honorarium of the Homoeopathic and Ayurvedic practitioners engaged by them  as under:

 

Present               Revised

(a) Physicians engaged to work for         Rs.6,000 p.m.      Rs.10,000 p.m.

around eight hours a day

 

(b) Physicians engaged to work for        Rs.4,000p.m.        Rs.7,000 p.m.

around four hours a day

 

  1. The procedure regarding allocation of necessary additional funds for the purpose would be the same as in para –3 of the Board’s letter dated 08-12-2005.

 

  1. These orders will take  effect from 01-03-2006

 

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.27/2006.

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 QR1-13 dated 06-03-2006  (RBE No.27 /2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway Audit staff in the event of transfer from one place to another necessitating change of accommodation.

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          The instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation by Railway Audit staff in the event of transfer from one place to another necessitating change of  residence are contained in para 1.5 of Annexure to Board’s letter No. E[G]85 QR1-9 dated 15-1-90.  The said instructions provide for retention of accommodation at the previous place of posting for a limited period of 2 months.  Queries have been received from some quarters regarding the period of retention to be permitted to Railway Audit staff in the event of their transfer from one place to  another.  In this connection it is once again clarified and reiterated that the provision contained in Railway Board’s instruction  No. E[G]85 QR1-9 dated 15-1-90 would govern retention of accommodation in the case of transfer of Railway Audit staff from one place to another.

 

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

 

RBE No.35 /2006

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2006/PM1/4 dated 22.3.2006 (RBE No.35 /2006)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selections to posts classified as ‘Selection’- deletion of heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” from the selection procedure.

          As the Railways are aware for promotion of non-gazetted staff to posts classified as ‘Selection’ the heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” carries a weightage of 20 marks in case of selections for promotion to posts in the normal hierarchy with the exception of the category of Motorman where the marks allotted to this factor have been earmarked for Aptitude Test. In case of General Posts the heading carries a wieghtage of 30 marks except in case of ASMs and Asstt. Loco Pilots ( Dsl./Elect.) where the marks allotted to this heading have been distributed between Aptitude Test and Academic/Technical Qualifications as 20 marks and 10 marks respectively.

 

2.       Even though the extant procedure provides that the assessment under the heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” should be based on actual remarks against the relevant columns in the Annual Confidential Reports so as to ensure objectivity it appears that some confusion still exists on some of the Railways regarding its assessment and an impression has also been created that with the elimination of viva-voce in the departmental selections this heading gets merged with written test probably under the impression that assessment of these traits/qualities can be done in a personal interview which indeed was the case prior to issue of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-97/PM1/27 dt. 4.3.98 followed by ACS No.46 issued under this Ministry’s letter of same number dt. 17.6.98. The Staff Side have also taken up the issue in the forum of DC-JCM.

 

3.       The matter has been carefully considered by the Ministry of Railways. It has been decided to altogether do away with the heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” from the selection procedure and redistribute the marks allotted to this heading wherever and to the extent necessary to other factors in the following manner:

 

(i)       The marks allotted to Professional ability viz. Written Test and/or viva-voce will remain unchanged. The marks allotted to the heading Aptitude test wherever applicable will also remain unchanged.

 

(ii)      In the selection for promotion to posts in the normal hierarchy while no change in the allotment of marks is required in the case of selection for promotion to the post of Motormen in which the heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” already stands replaced by heading “Aptitude Test” in respect of others out of the 20 marks allotted to this heading while 5 marks may be added to the heading ‘Seniority’ the remaining 15 marks may be added to the heading “Record of Service” thereby making these  two headings as carrying weightage of 20 marks and 30 marks respectively in place of 15 each hitherto.

 

(iii)     In the Selection for General Posts while in case of selections for promotion to the posts of ASMs and Asstt. Loco Pilots ( Dsl./Elect.) where Aptitude Test carrying 20 marks is applicable, 10 marks hitherto allotted to the heading “ Academic/Technical Qualification” will be added to the heading  “Record of Service” raising the marks under this heading from the existing 20 to 30, in respect of other posts like Personnel Inspectors, Law Assistants etc. the heading “ Record of Service” will carry 30 marks instead of 20 marks. Accordingly the Maximum Marks for these latter type of posts will be 80 instead of the normal 100.

 

4.       It has also been decided that the redistribution of marks as prescribed above will be applicable to the selections notified on or after the date of issue of this letter.

 

5.       All the remaining procedure prescribed for holding selections including the procedure prescribed for assessment of the various factors and the eligibility conditions for being placed on the panel will remain unaltered.

 

6.       Indian Railway Establish Manual, Volume –I,1989 Edition should also be amended as per ACS No.183 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No.183

Chapter II, Section ‘B’ – Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.

 

In the existing para 219:

 

  1. I.                  Substitute the following for the existing table below sub-para(g)

Factors/Headings                     Maximum           Qualifying

                                                                 Marks                       Marks

 

(i)       Professional ability                         50                             30

(ii)      Record of Service                         30                              -

(iii)      Seniority                                     20                              -

                                                  Total               100                        60

 

II.  Delete the existing Note (i) below sub-para (g)

 

III. Renumber, the existing Notes (ii),(iii),(iv) & (v) below sub-para(g) as Notes (i), (ii),(iii) & (iv) respectively.

 

IV. The words and figures ‘Note(iii) appearing in the existing Note(iv) { renumbered as Note(iii)} below sub-para (g) should be read as ‘Note (ii)’.

 

V. Substitute the following for the existing table below clause(i) of sub-para (j):-

Factors/Headings                     Maximum           Qualifying

                                                                 Marks                       Marks

 

(i)       Professional ability                      50                               30

(ii)      Record of Service                       30                                -

                                                   Total           80                                      48

 

VI. Substitute the following for the existing Note(i) below clause(i) of sub-para (j) :-

 

“Note(i): The assessment under heading(2) above will be   governed by the provisions contained in Note (i)  below sub-para (g) above”.

 

VII     Substitute the following for the existing Note (ii) below clause (i) of sub-para(j)

 

“Note(ii) : In the case of selections for promotion to the posts of Asstt. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Electric) and ASMs  the distribution of marks amongst various headings in    lieu of headings in the table below clause(i) of sub- para (j) shall be as follows:

 

 

Factors/Headings                     Maximum           Qualifying

Marks                       Marks

 

(i)       Professional ability               50                             30

(ii)      Record of Service                30                              -

(iii)      Aptitude Test                      20                Minimum cut off

as may be decided

by RDSO

                                             Total            100                               60

( Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No.E(NG)I-2006/PM1/4 dated 22.3.2006)

 

RBE No.29 /2006                             

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2006/LE-1/1 dated 20.3.2006 (RBE No.29 /2006)

 

Sub: Cash payment in lieu of unutilized earned leave on the date of  retirement to the Central government employees who are compulsorily  retired as a measure of punishment under the disciplinary rules.

 

In terms of the instructions issued vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III-77/LE-1/4 dated 12.8.87, a Railway servant, who is compulsorily retired as a measure of punishment under disciplinary rules and the disciplinary authority has imposed any reduction in the amount of his pension (including gratuity) under Rule 64 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993 he is not being allowed encashment of leave on such retirement.

 

2.       The demand of the Staff Side to allow encashment of unutilized earned leave to those Central Government employees, who are compulsorily retired as a measure of punishment and in whose case a cut in pension (including gratuity) has been imposed by the Disciplinary authority has been under consideration of the Government in the Department of Personnel & Training in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has now been decided that in such cases where the Government/Railway servants are compulsorily retired as a measure of punishment and in whose cases even if a cut in pension(including gratuity) has been ordered, the benefit of encashment of earned leave at the time of such retirement shall be allowed.

 

3.       Accordingly, the President, in exercise of powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, is pleased to direct that ‘Railway Ministry’s decision 4’ given under Rule 550 A of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I .Fifth Edition-1985 ( Second Reprint Edition) 2003 may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.98 enclosed. The amendment shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 13.2.2006.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE –VOLUME .I. FIFTH EDITION –1985 (SECOND REPRINT EDITION) 2003

 CHAPTER –5   LEAVE RULES

Advance Correction Slip No.98

 

Rule 550  A

 

Replace ‘Railway Ministry’s decision 4’ under Rule 550 A  by the following :-

 

“Railway Ministry’s decision 4 — Encashment of unutilized leave on average pay (LAP) will be allowed to those Railway servants who are compulsorily retired as a measure punishment under the disciplinary rules even if a cut in pension (including gratuity) has been ordered. In such cases, the authority competent to grant leave can sanction cash equivalent of leave salary for leave on average pay (LAP) , if any, at the credit of Railway servants on the date of such retirement, subject to a maximum number of days permissible under the rule, in the manner specified in Railway Ministry’s decision No.1 of Rule 550-A.

 

(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)III/2006/LE-1/1 dated 20.3.2006)

 

 

RBE No. 28/2006  

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 09-03-2006  (RBE No. 28/2006)

 

Sub: Merger of 50% Dearness Relief with pension to Railway pensioners / family pensioners w.e.f. 01-04-2004 – clarification regarding.

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          A copy of Office Memorandum No. 41/13/2005-P&PW[G] dated 01-02-2006 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions [ Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare] on above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

 

Copy of Office Memorandum No. 41/13/2005-P&PW[G] dated 01-02-2006 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance & Pensions [ Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare]

 

Sub: Merger of 50% Dearness Relief with pension to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners w.e.f. 01-04-2004 – clarification regarding.

 

Consequent on merger of 50% Dearness Relief with pension/family pension w.e.f.     01-04-2004, the existing pensioner/family pensioner will be eligible for pension / family pension + Dearness Pension / Dearness family pension + Dearness Relief on both [Pension / family pension + Dearness pension /Dearness family pension]  from 1-4-2004.  Complaints have been received that banks are not making payment of Dearness Pension and Dearness Relief to family pensioners.

 

2.       The amount payable to pensioners / family pensioners w.e.f. 1-4-2004 is given below for guidance of Pension Disbursing Authorities.  All Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested to make necessary entries in PPOs on the basis of this table.

 

Pensioners / family pensioners

Entitlement

a]  Existing Pensioner / family pensioner drawing pension/family pension on          1-4-2004 [i]  Basic Pension / family pension

[ii] plus Dearness Pension / Dearness family Pension [i.e. Dearness Relief equivalent to 50% of Basic Pension / family pension as on 01-104-2004]

[iii] plus Dearness Relief on both [i] & [ii] above.

b] Family pensioner whose family pension sanctioned prior to 01-4-2004 but became payable on or after 01-04-2004 i]      Basic family pension

[ii] plus Dearness family Pension [i.e.  Dearness Relief equivalent to 50% of Basic family pension as on                  01-04-2004]

[iii]  plus Dearness Relief on both [i] & [ii]   above

c] Pensioner / family pensioner whose           Pension/Family Pension sanctioned on or after 01-04-2004 [i]      Basic Pension / family pension,

[ii]     plus Dearness Relief

 

 

 

 

RBE No.34 /2006                                      

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2006/PM1/5 dated 21.3.2006 (RBE No.34 /2006)

 

Sub: Counting of service rendered in the old unit on ‘own request      transfer’  for the purpose of qualifying service for promotion   in new unit.

          As the Railways are aware in terms of extant instructions staff transferred on request basis are treated as direct recruits in the new seniority unit/cadre for the purpose of seniority and the service rendered in the absorbing unit alone counts for eligibility wherever a minimum length of service is specified as a condition for consideration for promotion including promotion to general selection posts.

 

2.       Both the federations viz. AIRF and NFIR have requested for reconsideration of the above instructions and have requested that the total service of the employee i.e. in the old as well as in the new unit/cadre should be taken into account for determining his eligibility for promotion in the new unit.

 

3.       The matter has accordingly been considered by the Board and in partial modification of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-96/PM4/14 dated 17.4.1997 decided that:-

 

(i)   while persons who seek transfer on request basis will continue to be assigned bottom seniority in new unit/cadre as per the extant procedure, the service rendered by them in the old unit may be reckoned for determining their eligibility wherever a minimum length of service is prescribed as a condition for promotion including promotion to General Posts in the new unit, subject to the condition that the service so allowed to be counted does not exceed the length of service of their immediate senior in the new unit; and ,

(ii)  the benefit of counting of service at (i) above will be applicable only in  those cases where the staff join the new unit on request transfer in the same category of posts. For example this benefit will be admissible in a case where an ASM/SM in the old unit joins on request transfer in another unit as ASM but not in a case where a Commercial Clerk in the old unit joins on request transfer in another unit as Office Clerk.

 

  1. The instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

 

 

 

RBE No.33/2006.

 

Board’s ltr. No. E[Sports]2005/Policy/15 [KMY/SCL]  dtd 21-3-2006   (RBE No.33/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of Special Casual Leave and issue of Special Passes to Railway servants for participation in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra.

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          Reference  is invited to this Ministry’s letter Nos. E[W]89SP1-5 dated 02-02-90 and E[W]96PS5-14/8 dated 11-06-97 regarding grant of Special Casual Leave and issue of Special Passes to Railway servants for participation in Mountaineering and Trekking expeditions.

 

2.       The Kailash Mansarovar Yatra has been recognized as a Trekking expedition by the Indian Mountaineering Foundation [IMF].  It has, therefore, been decided by the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] that Railway servants, who participate in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra  [organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi],  may be granted Special Casual Leave and issued Special Passes, as per their entitlements in terms of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition – 1993] and as laid down in this Ministry’s  letters referred to in Para 1 above.

 

3.       These instructions are effective from 01-04-2005.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.30/2006                    

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/19/1/Vol.III dated 21-03-06  (RBE No.30 /2006)

 

Sub: Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee [Part I] 1998 – Competency based training – Recommendation No. 5.10

*****

          The Railway Safety Review Committee vide Recommendation No. 5.10 have recommended as under:

 

“Competency based training and certification should be introduced, in stages, in work centers such as TXR Depots, Sick Lines, ROH Depots, Workshops, Flash Butt Welding Plants, etc. only those possessing certificates of competency should be allowed to work on the identified safety critical assemblies”

 

The above recommendation has been accepted by Railway Board.

 

 

 

 

RBE No. 32/2006

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-98/HRA-6  dated 22-03-06  (RBE No. 32/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to

the new Zones /new Divisions – Regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 15-04-1999, 24-08-2001, 09-03-2004 and 09-08-2005  on the above subject permitting grant of House Rent Allowance at the rates admissible at the last place of posting in respect of Railway employees posted to new Zones / new Divisions on fulfillment of the specified conditions.  The sanction contained in the above letters was valid for the period from 06-01-1997 to 31-03-2001 and then from 02-09-2002 to 31-03-2006.  No special dispensation in the matter of grant of house rent allowance thus existed for the Railway employees posted to the new zones / divisions during the period from 01-04-2001 to 01-09-2002.

 

2.       The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter    No. E[G]2005 QR1-2 dated 10-02-2006 and it has been decided that Railway employees posted to the new zones / divisions may be allowed house rent allowance for the period 01-04-2001 to 01-09-2002 also  on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter dated 15-04-1999 ibid  and as amended /clarified from time to time.

 

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

 

RBA No.09/2006

Board’s letter No. 2006/ACII/17/1  dated 14-03-06   (RBA No.09 /2006)

 

Sub: Private loans taken by Railway employees from banks /non-Railway thrift societies etc.

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          Of late references are being received from Banks / Non-Railway Thrift Societies etc. seeking Board’s intervention for recovery of loan taken by Railway employees therefrom.  It is also seen that such employees have submitted undertaking signed by Railway authorities agreeing to recover loan repayments from their salary and remit the same to banks, if so requested by banks.

 

In this regard, it is stated that extant rule do not permit such arrangement of recovery of private loans taken by Railway employees from banks /non-Railway  thrift societies etc., from their salary for remittance to such banks / societies.  Railway administrations should not act as a guarantor on behalf of the Railway employees in such cases.  Necessary instructions in this regard may therefore be issued to all concerned.

 

Further, whenever, instances of taking loans, non-repayment etc. by Railway employees on their own comes to the notice of Railway administrations, it should be examined whether there has been any violation of Railway Service [Conduct] Rules, 1966.  If so, necessary action may please be taken against such employees.

 

 

 

RBE No.31 /2006

  Board’s letter No.E(W)2006/WE-5/3 dated 20.3.2006 (RBE No.31 /2006)

 

Sub: Presentation of Gold plated Medals to retiring railway servants.

 

It has been decided with the approval of the President that henceforth all Railway servants who seek voluntary retirement or superannuate in normal course shall be presented with Gold plated silver Medal( weighing around 20 grams). The design of the Medal will be : Indian Railways Logo on one side and Name/Logo of the concerned Railway/PU, etc. on the other side. All concerned may take necessary action in this regard.

 

2.       These Orders come into force with immediate effect.

 

3.       The expenditure on this account is chargeable to K-687 Sundries (Unclassified misc. expenses).

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 36/2006

Board’s letter No.  E[NG]I-2006/PM7/6 dated 23-3-2006   (RBE No. 36/2006)

 

   Sub: Lateral induction of skilled artisans Gr. III in  the posts of   Asstt. Loco Pilot [Diesel / Elect.].

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          As the Railways  are aware  the educational qualification of course completed Act Apprenticeship pass in  Electrical/Mechanical / Electronics Engg. trade or Matriculation with ITI as an additional preferable qualification in these trades has been laid down for induction of skilled artisans & Group ‘D’ staff fulfilling the conditions of service & age against 50% promotion quota in the posts of Asstt. Loco Pilots [Diesel / Elect.]

 

2.       NFIR has brought to Board’s notice that on some of the Zonal Railways persons appointed as skilled artisans on compassionate grounds with the qualification of Matriculation but not in possession of ITI qualification are not being considered eligible for lateral induction as Asstt. Loco Pilots [Diesel/Elect] against 50% quota.  It is clarified that since Matriculation has been prescribed as one of the educational qualifications for induction as Asstt. Loco Pilot [Diesel/Elect.], the  qualification of ITI being only an additional preferable qualification, the Matriculate staff having the qualification of Matriculation but not ITI are also eligible to appear in the selection for induction as Asstt. Loco Pilot [Diesel/Elect.] against 50% quota.

 

 

RBE No.46/2006

.

  Bd’s lrNo. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 05-04-06   (PC-V/469, RBE No.46/2006)

 

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effect from 1.1.2006.

 

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 13.10.2005 (S.No.PC-V/460, RBE No.6172/2005) on the subject mentioned above.  The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable in Railway employees with effect from Ist January, 2006 shall stand modified as follows:-

 

 

 

Date from which payable              Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

01-01-2006                                                      24% 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 April, 2006 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.

 

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

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2005/PM1/20 dated  27-03-2006

 

Sub: Introduction of LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II scale Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector scale Rs.6500-10500

***

          Reference Southern Railway’s letter No. P[GS]268/XII/PI/Gr.I dt. 01-03-2006 on the above subject.

 

2.       The  appreciation made in last paragraph of Railway’s letter under  reference is confirmed.  Accordingly a PI  in grade Rs.5000-8000 who has completed a minimum of three years service  in the grade will be eligible to appear in the LDCE.

 

 

RBE No.38 /2006                                      

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/51  dated 29-03-2006   (RBE No.38 /2006)

 

Sub: Cash Imprest to the Principals of Training Centre.

The Committee of the Running Staff has inter-alia recommended for grant of cash imprest to the Principals of Training Centres.

 

The matter has been considered in consultation with the associate finance and it has been decided that :

 

a]       the Principals of training centers who are in SAG/SG/JAG may be granted a cash imprest of Rs.5000/- recoupable every month and the principals of other training centers, who are in Sr. Scale/Jr. Scale, Rs. 2500/- per month for providing back-up reading materials to the trainees  on need based;  and

 

b]       the above cash imprest be provided in terms of para 1052 of Indian Railway Financial Code 1982 1st Edition  wherein the GMs have full powers to sanction imprests and can further delegate his powers to authorities subordinate to him.

 

This issues with the approval of the associate finance of the Ministry of Railways.

 

Accordingly, Railways may kindly take further action at their end.

 

 

RBE No.37/2006                                                                                                 

  Board’s letter No. E[G]2006AL4/8 dated  29-03-06   (RBE No.37/2006)

 

Sub: Replacement of staff cars – Requirements to be fulfilled.

*****

.         As the Railway administration are aware, in terms of extant instructions, the General Managers, Additional General Managers, Principal Heads of Departments, Coordinating  Heads of Departments, Sr. Deputy General Managers and Divisional Railway Managers are entitled for replacement of their staff cars.  If the vehicle proposed to be replaced has been procured against revenue account, it can be replaced on the basis of 1:1, and if it was procured against construction estimate, it can be replaced on the basis of 1:2, by condemnation of the vehicle being replaced and one more vehicle within the department.

 

Although instructions have been issued from time to time detailing the procedure for replacement of the staff cars, it has been observed that very often the Railways are coming up with proposals without furnishing the information / documents required for processing such proposals, thus necessitating avoidable back reference being  made to get the same.  This often results in delay in getting the proposals cleared.

 

With a view to streamline the procedure, the instructions issued from time to time on   the issue are hereby reiterated.  W`hile coming up  with proposals for replacement of staff cars of the entitled officers, the following details may please be furnished:

 

a]  Registration number of the staff car to be replaced.

 

b] The date of purchase along with authority therefor [ i.e. Board’s sanction    no. and date, alongwith a copy thereof]

[c] Whether replacement can be met from construction organization.

 

[d] Condemnation report of three Mechanical Officers.

 

[e]  A certificate that the vehicle will be condemned and sold by auction within     three months from the date of placing fresh order.

[f]  Views of Finance.

 

[g] Cash Flow Chart in the prescribed format [copy enclosed]

 

[h] Certificate that no staff car earlier replaced is still operational on the Railway’s system in violation of the conditions of sanction.

 

Further, it is stated that in case of motor vehicles fitted with engines upto 20 hp [RAC] the life of the vehicle is taken as 1,50,000 Kilometers or 6 ½ years, whichever is reached later.  Condemnation of the vehicle is to be done accordingly.

 

The aforesaid provisions may be strictly complied with, while coming up with proposals for replacement of staff cars of the entitled officers.

 

RB Tele.  No.01/2006

Board’s letter No. 2001/Tele/MW/7/C/Pt.  dated 29-03-2006/ 04-04-2006  (RB Tele.  No.01 /2006)

 

Sub: Introduction of Optical Fibre Communication [OFC] System – Reorganisation of Telecom Cadre

 

Ref: Board’s letters of even number dated 17-11-2003 and    07-11-2005.

Vide above referred letters, the issues relating to re-distribution of MW assets has been finalized.  Now in continuation of  paras 5, 6 & 7  of Board’s letter dated 17-11-2003 and para 1[vii] of their letter dated 07-11-05 following further instructions are issued:

 

2.       The introduction of various computer based data networks for applications like PRS, UTS, FOIS, COIS, MIS, Railnet etc. coupled with tremendous advancement in communication technology and the need for taking advantage of this technology have all necessitated installation of Optic Fibre Communication [OFC] system consisting of OFC cable, Quad cable and associated electronics such as PD MUX, STM equipments etc. in the Railways.  With this change in the scenario the traditional Microwave links will disappear to make room for the new advanced technology.  Accordingly while manpower will be required for operation and maintenance of OFC assets, its requirement for microwave system will drastically reduce and disappear altogether in the near future.  Therefore, to meet the requirement of the changing scenario following steps may be taken to ensure that newly installed OFC and quad cable based communication systems including data networks are effectively maintained by the existing staff including those working on Microwave system of communication:

 

i]        The MW staff may be given necessary training on various aspects of operation and maintenance of OFC, quad cable assets as well as data networks and deployed accordingly.  For this purpose, Zonal Training Centres should organize special courses to train the staff.

 

ii]        Since OFC system is controlled by computer based network monitoring centers located at Divisional Headquarters and local leads are provided by the divisions, the Telecom cadre including that dealing with various data networks, has to be necessarily Division controlled.  Therefore, in cases where staff is headquarter-controlled their control will shift to the Divisions.  However, to begin with while day to day administrative control of existing staff may be transferred to Divisions, for the purpose of their seniority and promotions that may continue to be headquarter controlled.

 

iii)                  As a corollary to (ii) above, the headquarter controlled MW (WTM) cadre and the Division-controlled (WTM) cadre will get redeployed gradually both in respect of control and functions as follows:-

 

a)     As and when headquarter-controlled MW posts against direct recruitment quota in Group ‘C’ at the level of Wireless Telecom Maintainer (WTM) Gr.III, JE (Telecom) Gr.II and SE(Telecom) and at the lowest Group ‘D’ level of Helper Gr.II, fall vacant these vacant posts will be transferred and added to the strength of corresponding cadre/grade in the divisions.

b)     The posts at the level of Maintainers in Gr.III after transfer as per (a) above will be re-designated as Telecom Maintainers (TCM) at par with the practice on signaling side, where unified signal maintenance practices have been evolved with a  common designation of Signal Maintainer.

This re-designation will also apply to direct recruitment quota of WTM posts in the divisions and also to promotional quota vacancies of WTMs in the divisions when there is no staff available to be promoted in the feeder grade below.

 

c)      In the above process when there is no MW staff available to be promoted to the next higher grade, the vacant promotional quota post in MW will also be transferred to the Divisions and filled up by the divisions in various grades of Telecom Maintainers, JE(Telecom) and SE/SSE (Telecom).

d)     Future induction by way of recruitment to begin with and by promotion in due course will be to the cadre of Telecom Maintainers in the Divisions.  Henceforth, there shall be no recruitment in WTM cadre either in the Headquarter controlled posts or in the Divisions.  Further, no more posts would be created in the MW cadre.

e)     Any additional creation for new OFC and quad cable assets as per norms laid down, should first take into account the redundancy on the MW side with workload on this segment diminishing.

 

3.  This issues with the approval of the Establishment Dte. and concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.44/2006

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/51 dated 05-04-06  (RBE No.44/2006)

 

Sub: Feedback format.

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In terms of para 8.10.1 of the ‘Manual on Management of Training – 1998’ it has been stated that all training programmes should have an in built system of progressive assessment of learning by trainees during training and at the end of training, the trainees should be asked to give their comments on entire training on a standard format.  It is seen that not much progress has been done by the training centers in this regard.  The Committee of the Running Staff has also suggested that such a feedback is circulated.  A copy of the same is attached.  Railways are directed to circulate the same to all the training centers under their jurisdiction and ensure the feedback of all trainees are invariably taken after each course and compiled.  This should be made mandatory and implemented within a period of 3 months from the date of issue of this letter .  Additional item may be added depending on the local situations.

 

Accordingly , Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the ‘Manual of Management on Training’ [Edition  1998]  as per the Correction Slip No. 1/2006.

 

Manual of Management on Training [June  1998]

Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2006.

 

The second para under Sub-head Mechanism of Objective 2 of para 8.10.1 of the Manual On Management of Training [June 1998] may be modified as under:-

 

“At the end of training, trainees should be asked to give their comments on the entire training on a standard format.  A copy of the sample is placed at Appendix VIII. “

 

[ Authority Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/51 dated 05-04-06 ]

 

APPENDIX –VIII

FEED  BACK SUMMARY

Course Name _______________                   Course No. _____________

 

From _____________ To _______________                          Class Strength.

 

[A] TRAINING SERVICES

 

S.No.

Item

Rating

  Excellent Fair Poor
1. Trainers constructive response for problem solving      
2 Response of trainers with reference to solving of doubts      
3 How do you rate the various working models

Sufficient:

Relevant:

Effectiveness:

     
4 Adequacy of the training programme in terms of Relevance:

Content:

Delivery:

     
5 Library facility      
6 Study Tour      
Suggestions

Action Taken

 

[B] OTHER SERVICES

S.No.

Item

Rating

Excellent Some scope for Improvement [*] Lot of scope for Improvement [*]
1. Hostel facility      
2 Messing facility      
3 Sports facility      
4 How were the other recreational entertainment / cultural facilities      
5 Yoga Training      
* SUGGESTIONS [give specific improvements ]      

 

[ Authority Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/51 dated 05-04-06  ]

 

 

RBE No.47/2006                              

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/1/83/Vol.II dated 10-04-06  (RBE No.47/2006)

 

Sub: Rightsizing the Indian Railways.

 

It has been decided by full Board that:

 

[a]   the list of categories on which the Railways can start the process of rightsizing subject to proper review being undertaken [Annexure I]

 

[b]    Directives issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 17-1-03 [RBE No. 16/03] i.e. the fresh recruitment is to be limited to 1/3rd of the retirements [normal and voluntary], has to be followed in letter and spirit which is applicable to all Group ‘C’ &  ‘D’ staff.  The details of the intake should be furnished on a quarterly  basis from the month of April 2006 as per the proforma attached as Annexure II.  This includes the recent indents placed for recruiting Group D posts; and

 

[c]    since safety category staff have been exempted from the provision of rightsizing it is of utmost importance that only those staff  work  against the safety category posts  who have been recruited  for  the same.  In case any safety category staff is found deployed in a non-safety category post, such cases should be immediately reviewed by the DRMS / GMs.

                ANNEXURE I

Mechanical Department

 

Blacksmith, Spring Smith, Boiler Smith, Tin and Copper Smith

All Foundry categories

Saw doctor, Saw Mill Machinist, Saw Mill Mechanic

Electroplater

Boiler Maker, Steam Crane Driver,

Mason, Tin and Coppersmith

Painter Brush Hand, Painter

Stationary Plant Attendant

Maintenance Staff of M&P and vehicles.

 

Signal and Telecom Department

 

MSM, Tin-smith

All Group D staff of Telecom Department

All non-gazetted, non-supervisory staff of  Telecom Department

Telephone Operators

Clock fitters

Inspectors [Wireless Telegraph] [IWT]. Wireless Operators [WO]

Maintenance  Staff of M&P and vehicles

 

Civil Engineering Department

 

All non-gazetted, non-supervisory posts in construction should be surrendered and staff moved to open line

Ministerial staff, Office Peons, Typists, Stenographers,

Drawing Office, Bridge Workshop staff,

All Class IV staff of Section Engineer [Works]

Horticulture staff

Gangmen in areas where mechanization is taking place.

Maintenance Staff of M&P and vehicles.

 

Electrical Department

 

All Group D staff under Electrical General /Power

Maintenance Staff of M&P and vehicles

 

Traffic Transportation

 

Office Superintendent /Head Clerks / Senior Clerks /Clerks

Train Clerks, Traffic Signalers

Assistant Guards

Box porters

Guards to be replaced by assistant Drivers.

 

Commercial Staff

 

ECRCs

Parcel Clerks, Goods Clerks etc. – to be merged as Commercial Clerks.

Cashiers.

 

Stores Department 

 

Waterman

Tinsmith /Tinker &

Blacksmith / Hammer man

Roller – Caster

Sterio Typer

Mono Type Caster

Mono  Key Board Operator

Hand Compositors

Senior Clerk-cum-typist

Material Chasers

 

Accounts Department

 

Accounts Clerks

Junior Accounts Assistants

 

 

General Administration, Personnel and other departments

 

Clerks / Ministerial Staff

 

Railway Board

All Categories

 

2002-1-83-Vol.II

ANNEXURE II

 

Intake for the quarter ________________to ___________ for Group ‘C’

 

S.No. Rly. Divn/

Unit/

HQ

Total Attriti-on 1/3 of

Attri-

tion

Intake

Compassion-ate  Appointment

RRB

Fresh recruits under Trg.*

Sports, Cultural, Handicapped, etc.

Regulari-sation of Substitu-tes / CL

Recruitment  other than [6] to [9] and [11]

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

                     

* The staff  not counted under men on roll.

 

ANNEXURE II

 

Intake for the quarter ________________to ___________ for Group ‘D’

 

S.No. Rly. Divn/

Unit/

HQ

Total Attriti-on 1/3 of

Attri-

tion

Intake

Compassion-ate  Appointment

RRB

Fresh recruits under Trg.*

Sports, Cultural, Handicapped, etc.

Regulari-sation of Substitu-tes / CL

Recruitment  other than [6] to [9] and [11]

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

                     

* The staff  not counted under men on roll.

 

 

 

RBE No.42/2006                                       

Board’s Notification No.F[E]III/2003/PN1/1 dated 30-03-2006  (RBE No.42 /2006)

 

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

 

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, 2006.

[2] They shall be deemed to have come into force from the 14th  day of  October, 2005.

 

2.       In the Railway Services [Pension ] Rules, 1993, in rule 53 A, in sub-rule [8], at the end, after the words ‘ as the case may be’ the following shall be added, namely:

 

‘or at his option, to receive pro-rata retirement benefits for the service rendered under the Railways in accordance with the orders issued 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. 1487 [E] dated the 14th October, 2005, this notification is given retrospective effect from the 14th October, 2005.

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 as follows:

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/97/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]1 30-12-2003 1488 [E] 30-12-2003
8 F[E]III/2004/PN1/21[Amendment] 07-12-2004 3191 18-12-2004
9 F[E]III/2003/PN1/25 20-01-2005 399 05-02-2005
10 F[E]III/2003/PN1/1 10-03-2005 1001 19-03-2005

 

 

RBE No.43/2006                                                                                                 

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RR-1/26  dated 05-04-06 (RBE No.43/2006)

 

Sub: Age relaxation to the residents of the State of Jammu & Kashmir

 

Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 03-12-2003, forwarding therewith  a copy of the Notification No. 15012/7/1991 Estt[D] dated 10-11-2003 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Personnel & Training] on the subject quoted above.

 

Department of Personnel & Training have issued a further notification of same number dated 06-12-2005, extending the relaxation of age limit in favour of the residents  of the State of Jammu & Kashmir for appointment to Central Civil Services and posts, recruitment to which are made through UPSC or SSC or otherwise by the Central Government for a further period of two years beyond        31-12-2005 i.e. up to 31-12-2007.  A copy of the same is enclosed for guidance and compliance.

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Personnel & Training]’s Notification No. 15012/7/1991 Estt[D] dated 06-12-2005

[To Be Published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section [i] of the [Extra-ordinary] Gazette of India]

 

G.S.R……[E]….. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause [5] of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir [Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ] Rules, 1997, namely:

 

  1. [1]  These rules may be called the Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir [Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ] Amendment Rules, 2005

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

 

  1. In the Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir [Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ] Amendment Rules, 1997, in rule 1, in sub-rule [3], for figures ‘2005’ the figures ‘2007’ shall be substituted.

[F. No. 15012/7/1991 Estt[D]]

Foot Note: The principal rules were published in the Extraordinary Gazette of India vide Notification No. 15012/7/1991 Estt[D] dated the 10th April, 1997 [GSR 208[E]  dated the 10th April, 1997] and subsequently amended by:

[i]         GSR 826 [E] dated the 27th December 1999

[ii]        GSR 919 [E] dated the 22nd  December 2001

[iii]           GSR 879 [E] dated the 10th November, 2003

 

 

 

 

RBE No.41/2006                                                                                                                    

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/AP/2 dated 30-03-2006  (RBE No.41/2006)

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM

 

The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I, 1989 Edition may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 182 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I

[1989 Edition]

Chapter XIV Section ‘B’

Procedure Governing Forwarding of Applications For Posts Outside Railways

Advance Correction Slip No. 182

Substitute the following for the existing para 1406 [1]:

 

“1406: The applications of railway employees for posts under State Governments and their undertakings etc. may be forwarded subject to the provisions of para 1404 and instructions issued from time to time and within the limit laid down for forwarding applications for outside posts.”

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/AP/2 dated 30-03-2006 ]

 

 

 

RBE No.40/2006                                                                                                                    

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/AP/2 dated 30-03-2006  (RBE No.40/2006)

 

Sub: Forwarding of applications for outside posts –

Amendment of MC No. 30

 

Reference Master Circular No. 30 circulated under Ministry of Railways’ letter No. E[NG]I-90/AP/3 dated 15-7-91 on the above subject as amended vide SC No. 1 issued under this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-96/AP/2[1] dated 16-08-99.

 

  1. Following modifications may be made in the MC No. 30:

 

i]   In the existing para 9.1 add the words ‘ and its undertakings / autonomous bodies etc.’  after the word ‘Governments’ appearing in the third line.

 

ii]   Delete the existing sub-para [ii] of para 9.1

 

iii]  Delete the existing sub-para [vii] of para 9.1

 

iv]  Re-number the existing sub-paras [iii], [iv] [v] and [vi] as [ii], [iii], [iv] and [v] respectively.

 

v]  Delete the existing para 9.2 inserted by this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-96/AP/2[1] dated 16-08-99.

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/AP/2 dated 30-03-2006  ]

 

 

RBE No.39/2006                                                                                                                                                                                         

Board’s letter No PC-V/2004/PS/8(RDSO) dated 29.3.06 (No.PC-V/468, RBE No.39/2006)

 

Sub: Upgradation of pay scale of Supervisor (Works).

 

The issue of upgradation of the pay scale of Supervisor(Works) in Civil Maintenance Section in RDSO has been under consideration in Ministry of Railways.

 

It has now been decided that Supervisor (Works) in Civil Maintenance Section in RDSO should be granted Rs.100/- p.m. in addition to the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 w.e.f.01.01.1996.

 

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

 

RBE No.48/2006                     

   Board’s letter No. PC IV/2006/Misc/5 dated 17.4.2006 (RBE No.48/2006)

 

Sub: Admissibility of pay/stipend and PLB etc. to the in-service candidates undergoing apprenticeship/training on the Railways.

 

Apprenticeship training is required to be successfully completed before appointment against certain specified Group ‘C’ working posts/absorption in service on the Railways.  There are different situations wherein candidates who are already in Railway service are also required to undergo such apprenticeship training before appointment against higher Group ‘C’ posts.  Various entitlements of the apprentices/trainees during such period have been prescribed in the Indian Railway Establishment Code and Indian Railway Establishment Manual as further clarified/modified through specific orders issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).  However, doubts have been expressed by some of the Railways/Federations regarding interpretation on some of the issues such as admissibility of PLB etc. in different situations, as also giving option to such candidates to draw either stipend or pay of their working cadre post during such period.

 

2.       Accordingly, a review of the existing system has been undertaken by the Board and it is decided that stipend/pay and allowances of in-service candidates (viz. Railway Servants) selected for higher posts on the Railways and undergoing apprenticeship/training before absorption/appointment against such posts may be regulated as follows:-

 

a)                 Railway servants, who fulfill the terms and conditions of recruitment to various categories of apprentices as applicable to outsiders and allowed to compete for appointment as such along with outsiders without relaxation of educational qualification (with/without age relaxation) in open competitions through RRB against direct recruitment quota will be governed by the provisions contained in Rule 1905 (Chapter XIX) of IREM Vol.II(1990).  They will also be entitled to the other allowances/privileges as specifically laid down in above chapter.

 

b)                 In-service candidates appointed as apprentices against an earmarked quota for them (viz. inter apprentices), but not covered by [c] below, will be treated as Railway servants on duty and will be governed by the provisions of Rule 1311(FR 20)R-II (1990 – reprint). During such training/apprenticeship, they will be eligible for all the allowances and privileges (including TA/DA & PLB) on the basis of their substantive cadre pay of the post held before being sent on training as per the provisions of relevant rules;

 

c)                  In those categories of apprentices where direct recruitment and recruitment of in-service candidates against different/specific quotas is made (with same educational qualifications as for direct recruitment being a specific eligibility condition for in-service candidates), e.g. GDCE the in-service candidates undergoing apprenticeship/training may be given an option to draw any of the following:-

 

i)                    pay and allowances etc. as in the case of (b) above,

or

ii)                   stipend (along with corresponding DA/DP) as applicable to outsiders/open market candidates and other allowances (viz. HRA/CCA w.r.to their cadre pay subject to the provisions of the relevant rules).  They will not, however, be entitled to TA/DA admissible to Railway servants on tour/training, or PLB/any other allowance unless specifically allowed to them.

 

The option would be apprised to the candidate through the offer of appointment on being selected/deputed for apprenticeship and option once exercised would be final.

 

d)                 The candidates adjudged suitable for appointment to Group ‘C’ post on compassionate grounds (with same Educational Qualifications as for direct recruitment for the Group ‘C’ category) but initially appointed in Group ‘D’ for want of vacancies in Group ‘C’, may also be governed by the provisions of [c] above when they under go apprenticeship/training for the said Group ‘C’ posts, subsequently.

 

3.       The past cases decided otherwise on the basis of practice already being followed on the Railways/Production Units need not be re-opened.

 

4.       This issues in consultation with Establishment Dte. and concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

 

5.       Action to make suitable amendments in IREM is being taken separately.

.

 

 

Board’s letter No. .E[NG]II/2002/RC-5/4 dated 19-04-06  

 

Sub: Appointment on the Railways to the members of families displaced

as a result of acquisition of land for establishment of projects.

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          Attention is invited to the provisions contained in Ministry of Railways [Railway Board]’s letters No. E[NG]II/82/RC-1/95 dated 01-01-83, 09-06-83, 22-03-85, 11-02-88 and  No. E[NG]II/89/RC-2/38 dated 10-11-89 regarding appointment on the Railways to the members of families displaced as a result of acquisition of land for establishment of projects.

 

2.       The whole issue has been deliberated upon at length in the full Board Meeting and it has been decided that no cognizance by way of offering employment to displaced persons should be given wherein only a strip of land  [ viz., for construction of a line] has been acquired but the same can be considered in Group ‘D’ posts only wherein large area, house or substantial livelihood has been taken away / snapped in the process.

 

3.       It has further been decided by the Board that past cases where recruitments are already in process or where any commitment has been given to provide employment by the competent authority, such recruitment process should be finalized and employment provided in Group ‘D’ posts only to eligible persons.

 

4.       In future, offering appointment in Railways should be exception rather than a rule whenever any land acquisition takes place.

 

 

 

RBV No. 8/2006                                                                     

Board’s letter No2005/V-1/DAR/5/1 dated 24.04.06 [ RBV No. 8/2006]

 

.         Sub : Enhancement of the rates of honorarium for Inquiry Officer and

other assisting officials in the conduct of Departmental Inquiries,

arising out of Vigilance investigations against Railway servants.

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The question of revision of rates of honoraria for Inquiry Officers (Retired and the serving Railway Officers) and their assisting officials, in the conduct of Departmental Inquiry against Railway Servants, arising out of Vigilance Investigations, had been under consideration of the Board for sometime and it has now been decided that in supersession of all previous instructions on the subject, the revised rates of honoraria will be as under:-

 

(a)              Where Departmental Inquiry is conducted against gazetted Officer(s) or against a combination of gazetted and the non-gazetted officials (composite case) by a retired senior Railway Officer not below the rank of Selection grade.

 

(i)                 The rate of honoraria for Inquiry Officer .

The Inquiry Officer, in such departmental inquiries, will be entitled to a fixed Honorarium of Rs.12000/- (Rs. Twelve thousand only), exclusive of local transport charges, per inquiry report.

 

(ii)          Rate of TA/DA for Inquiry Officer.

Where the duties and responsibilities entrusted to the RIO involves travelling, the rate of TA/DA, in such cases will be the same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

 

(iii)         The rate of honorarium for Presenting Officer.

The Presenting Officer will be entitled to a fixed honorarium of Rs.1500/- (Rs.One thousand and Five Hundred only), per Inquiry Report in a case.

 

(iv)       The rate of honorarium for Stenographer/Typist.

In addition to the fixed amount of Rs.12000/- Rs.Twelve Thousand only), the Inquiry Officer will be entitled for an additional amount of Rs.2100/- (Rs.Two thousand and One hundred only), per Inquiry Report, provided the Stenographic/Typing assistance is arranged by the Inquiry Officer himself.

 

Where the services of a serving Stenographer/Typist are placed at the disposal of the Retired RIO, on his request, the serving Stenographer/Typist will be eligible for honorarium @Rs.1500/- (Rs.One thousand & Five Hundred only), per Inquiry Report.

 

(b)              Where Departmental Inquiry is conducted against a gazetted Officer by a serving gazetted Railway Officer, not below the rank of Selection Grade.

 

(i)                 The rate of honoraria for Inquiry Officer.

The Inquiry Officer will be entitled to an Honorarium of Rs.6750/- (Rs.Six thousand Seven hundred and Fifty only) for the  Inquiry, relating to the first charged official and Rs.1500/- (Rs.One thousand Five hundred only) for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

(ii)                Rate of TA/DA for Inquiry Officer.

Where the duties and responsibilities entrusted to the RIO involves travelling, the rate of TA/DA, in such cases will be the same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

 

(iii)               The rate of honorarium for Presenting Officer.

The Presenting Officer will be entitled to an honorarium of Rs.1500/- (Rs.One thousand and Five Hundred only), for the Inquiry relating to the first charged official and Rs.450/- (Rs.Four hundred and Fifty only) for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

(iv)             The rate of honorarium for Stenographer/Typist.

The Stenographer/Typist assisting the Inquiry Officer, in the conduct of a Departmental Inquiry, will  be entitled to an honorarium of Rs.1500/- (Rs.One thousand and Five Hundred only), for the Inquiry relating to the first charged official and Rs.450/- (Rs.Four hundred and Fifty only) for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

(c)               Where Departmental Inquiry is conducted against a non-gazetted official by a retired Railway Servant of JA grade and below upto the rank of Group  “B” gazetted.

 

(i)                 The rate of honoraria for Inquiry Officer .

The Inquiry Officer will be entitled to an Honorarium of Rs.3,000/- (Rs. Three thousand only) for the Inquiry Report, relating to the first charged official and Rs.750/- (Rs. Seven hundred and Fifty only) for each additional Inquiry Report in the same case, besides local conveyance allowance amounting  to Rs.750/-(Rs.Seven hundred and Fifty only) per Inquiry Report for A, A-1, and B-1 cities.  The local conveyance charges for other cities shall be Rs.450/-  (Rs. Four hundred and Fifty only) per Inquiry Report.

 

(ii)                The rate of honorarium for Presenting Officer.

The Presenting Officer will be entitled to an honorarium of Rs.1,000/- (Rs.One thousand only) for first charged official and Rs.300/- (Rs.Three hundred only) for each additional charged official in the same case.

(iii)               The rate of honorarium for Stenographer/Typist.

The RIO will be entitled to an additional amount of Rs.900/- (Rs.Nine hundred only) per departmental Inquiry Report for Clerical / Stenographer / Typing assistance arranged by him.  However, where the services of a serving Stenographer/Typist are made available to the RIO, a reduced amount of Rs.600/- per departmental Inquiry report will be paid to the serving Stenographer/Typist.

 

(d)              Where Departmental Inquiry is conducted against a non-gazetted official by a serving Railway Official of JA Grade and below upto Senior Supervisor level.

 

i]        The rate of honororia for Inquiry Officer:

The Inquiry Officer will be entitled to an Honorarium of Rs.2000/- [Rs. Two Thousand Only] for the Inquiry, relating to the first charged official and Rs.450/- [Rs. Four Hundred & Fifty only] for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

ii]        The rate of honorarium for Presenting Officer

The Presenting Officer will be entitled to an Honorarium of Rs.1000/- [Rs. One Thousand only] for the Inquiry relating to the first charged official and Rs.300/- [Rs. Three Hundred only] for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

iii]       The rate of honorarium for Stenographer/Typist.

The Stenographer/Typist assisting the Inquiry Officer, in the conduct of a Departmental Inquiry, will  be entitled to an honorarium of Rs.600/- (Rs.Six Hundred only), per Inquiry Report for the Inquiry  relating to the first charged official and Rs.300/- (Rs.Three hundred only) for each additional charged official, in the same case.

 

(e)     Contingency Expenditure.

 

An amount of Rs.75/- (Rs. Seventy Five only) is permitted as contingency expenditure to meet the basic courtesy requirement of serving tea/biscuit etc. for each sitting of the Inquiry.  This expenditure will be incurred by the Presenting Officer and will be reimbursed to him by the Railway Administration on certification of Inquiry Officer.  In the absence of Presenting Officer, the Inquiry Officer shall incur the expenditure and the same will be reimbursed to him by the Railway administration along with honorarium.

 

2.       This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways and the revised rates will be applicable w.e.f. the date of issue of this letter.

 

 

 

RBE No.49/2006   

Board’s letter No. E[G]91 AL6-1 dated 18-04-2006  (RBE No.49/2006)

 

Sub: Messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railways – Further clarifications to General Guidelines.

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          General Guidelines have been issued vide  Board’s letter of even number dated 16-8-2005 regarding messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railways.  Certain points have been raised by some of the CTIs viz. IRIEEN / Nasik, IRICEN/Pune and RSC/Vadodara regarding implementation of the guidelines.  The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to issue the following further clarifications on the subject.

 

POINTS RAISED

CLARIFICATIONS

i] What should include over head charges Over head charges should exclude electricity which may be provided free by the CTIs, but should include all other consumables including gas [LPG] petty repairs and contingencies under Rs.500/- as already advised vide Board’s letter dated 16-8-2005.
ii]  Recovery of over head charges Recovery of over head charges should be made from all in-service trainee officers. The amount to be recovered should be proportionate to the monthly subsidy of Rs.200/- being allowed to the probationers based on the length of stay of the trainee officers in the C.T.Is.
iii] Management by contractor and redeployment of departmental staff. The contractual arrangement is devised to relieve the mess Committee of the drudgery of the daily chores.  It will, however, be upto the Mess Committee, to decide on how to run the Mess.  No departmental staff should be made available and all existing departmental staff need to be redeployed.  The Mess will be supervised by the Mess Committee.
iv]  Contractor’s profit Functioning of the Mess on a no-profit no-loss basis does not preclude the profit motive of the contractor.  It will be upto the Mess Committee to decide on the cost plus percentage to be awarded to the contractor.
v]  Composition of Mess Committee The ratio of probationers to faculty members as advised earlier was 2:1. Since probationers are not always available, in-service trainee officers on courses of longer duration may also be on the Mess Committee.  The composition of the Mess Committee is not sacrosanct.  The composition may vary at different times due to requisite number of  probationers / officers not being available.  The permanent 1/3rd  Faculty component should however, provide the needed continuity.
vi] The dwindling number of Trainees in some CTIs. Some CTIs, particularly IRIEEN/Nasik have shown apprehension that due to dwindling number of trainees, contractors may not come forward to run the Mess.  This is all the more reason not to have permanent fixed establishment for running the Mess.   No difficulty is apprehended in running the system efficiently under the centralised system.

 

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

 

 

 

Director General[Psycho-Technical/RDSO/LKO’s lr. No.PT/P.P/1.14 dated  28-03-06/04-04-06 .

 

4.3     “In terms of Railway Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/85/PM2/12 dated    21-12-1992/08-01-1993 and E[NG]I/98/PM1/4 dated 13-07-1999, failure in psychological tests does not debar a candidate from appearing in  the psychological test once again.  A maximum of two attempts shall be permitted.  However, to offset the effect of memory, reasonable gap of six months or more may be given before the unsuccessful candidates are permitted to appear in psychological tests on the second and final occasion.”

 

 

RBE No.50/2006

   Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/19/1/Vol.III dated 19-04-06 (RBE No.50 /2006)

 

Sub: Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee [Part-I] 1998 –   Competency based training – Recommendation No. 5.10.

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           In continuation of this office letter No. E[MPP]/99/19/1 Vol.III dated 21-3-2006, the agency for certification, periodicity and duration of training for Electric Loco Pilots is enclosed.

 

Competency based Training of Electrical Department

Sub-Department: Electric Loco Pilots

Post

Agency for certification

Course

Duration

Syllabi

Remarks

Assistant Loco Pilot Concerned Training Unit Induction 39 weeks LOCO RNG-1  Once at the time of induction.
Electrical Loco Pilot [Assistant Loco Pilot/ ET to Loco Pilot [Goods]

-do-

Promotional 12 weeks [ 72 working days] LOCO RNG-2 Once at the time of promotion
Electrical Loco Pilots [ Loco Pilot[Goods]  to Loco Pilot [Pass./ Motorman]

-do-

Promotional 8 weeks [ 48 working days] LOCO RNG-3 Once at the time of promotion
Assistant Loco Pilot

-do-

Refresher 3 weeks [ 18 working days] LOCO RNG-6 Once in 3 years
All Loco Pilot Electric [Except Asst. Loco Pilot]

-do-

Refresher 3 weeks [ 18 working days] LOCO RNG-7 Once in 3 years

 

 

RBE No.53/2006                                       

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/TR/6 dated 21-04-2006  (RBE No.53 /2006 )

 

Sub: Inter-Railway and Intra-Railway transfers on mutual exchange.

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          As the Railways are aware in terms of extant procedure in vogue vide para 310 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, 1989, transfers on the basis of mutual exchange are allowed with no loss or minimum loss of seniority.  Instances have come to notice where employees make request for such mutual exchange transfer and later on backout when orders are issued and even after one of the two employees gets relieved to join the new place.

 

2.       Board have reviewed the matter and decided that as mutual transfers are ordered with the consent of both the parties, it should be made clear right at the time of forwarding applications for mutual transfer that no request for backtracking from the mutual exchange arrangement will be entertained under any circumstances.  Strict adherence to this procedure may please be ensured.

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2005/LMB/12/Master Circular  dated 5-5-06

Sub : Leasing/hiring of private houses for residential use of  Railway Officers/Staff –  Master Circular.

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Under Para 1917 of the Engineering Code (1999 Edition), hiring by the administration, of the private building, for use as a residence by a Gazetted Officer, requires prior sanction of the Railway Board.  Various instructions/clarifications on the subject have been issued from time to time, and there is need to consolidate the same for convenience.  Accordingly, in supersession of all previous orders on the subject, instructions contained hereinafter may be followed :

Subject . Text

Authority

Policy guidelines for hiring/leasing of private accommodation for residential use of Rly. Officers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Period of Lease-

1.1  The period of lease must be for at least three years. The intention of the aforesaid provision is that the rents for houses once leased should not be increased at least for a period of three years.

1.2  Extension of lease beyond the period of three years on same terms and conditions may, however, be considered for shorter periods also, if necessary.

1.3  Lease agreement may provide for termination of lease by administration on a stipulated notice.  This is to cover the cases of transfer etc. of officers when the houses may be no longer required.

1.4  The actual clauses to be provided in the agreement may, however, be decided in consultation with the Law Officer keeping the Railway’s interest protected within the broad frame work of these instructions.

  1. Ceiling limit of rent –

2.1  Following ceiling limits would be applicable for various grades of officers posted on new zones, viz. East Central Railway, East Coast Railway, North Central Railway, North Western Railway, Southeast Central Railway, South Western Railway and West Central Railway, depending upon the places. (Figures in Rs./month).

 

Grades/Designation  A-1  A Class  B-1  Class  B-II   C-Class

Of officers                 class  Cities  Cities         Cities     Cities                                                                                 cities

 

Member/RCT            9450   8100      7425         6750        5400

SAG&above              8775    7425      6750         6075        4725

JAG & SG                 7425    6750      6075         5400       4050

Jr./Sr scale              6750     6075      5400        4725        3375

& Gr. B Officers

 

Board’s Lr.No. 1992/LMB/22/1 dated 08.05.1992

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No.2003/LMB/12/02 dated 13.12.05..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limit for extension of leased houses

 

 

Leasing of private houses owned by rly. servants and/or members of their family.

 

 

Hiring of private house for the use of non-gaz. Rly servants

 

Prior approval of Board for leasing private houses for rly. officers

 

Members of RCT & RRT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retention of leased/hired accommoda-tion  on transfer/

Retirement/

Deputation/

Death etc.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extension of retention of leased accommoda-tion by rly. officers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powers of the GM of Zonal Rlys to hir/lease private house for residential use of rly. officers of new & old Rly zones.

2.2. Following ceiling limits would be applicable for various grades of officers posted on Railways other than the above depending upon the places (Figures in Rs,/month)

Grades/Designation A-1    A Class B-1       B-II      C-Class

Of officers               Class   cities     Class   Class    cities.

Cities                cities   cities

 

MEMBER /RCT       7000     6000       5500      5000         4000

SAG&above            6500     5500       5000      4500         3500

JAG&SD                 5500     5000       4500      4000         3000

Sr./Jr. Scale &         5000    4500        4000      3500         2500

Group B Officers

 

2.3  The above ceilings are the  uppermost limits within which the actual rentals should be fixed by the Railways in consultation with their Finance.

2.4  Excess over the ceiling limit, if any, shall be borne by the Officers (for whom the houses are taken on lease) an recovered from their salary, in addition to the prescribed 2.5% of revised basic pay of the officer subject to the ceiling limits laid vide Board’s letter No. F(X)I-95/11/2 dated 9.9.98.

 

  1. Payment of advance rent.-

 

3.1  In no case, any brokerage will be payable by the Railways.

3.2  Payment of advance rent should be discouraged.

3.3  However, if payment of advance rent becomes inescapable, it should be limited upto maximum of three months rent subject to adjustment before last three months of expiry of the leasing period, with concurrence of FA & CAO and approval of General Manager.

 

  1. General guidelines.-

 

4.1  Approval to the proposals for leasing of accommodation for any new location for the first time  would  be issued from the Board  on proposals being received from  the Railways duly vetted by their Finance. Please also see Para 10 below.

4.2  The proposals formulated by Railways should invariably indicate the following  and the justification for the same.

(a)   The actual number of houses to be taken on  lease at a particular station.

(b)   The quantum of House rent allowance payable to different categories of officers at the station in question vis-a-vis rent proposed.

(c)   Actual rentals to be paid, keeping in view the provisions of para 2.2 under Ceiling limits of rent above, local factors and the relative importance of the location

  1. Number of houses to be leased-

5.1 Number of houses to be leased should be limited to the barest minimum at the Zonal/Divisional Headquarters. Proposals for these stations should clearly indicate the following in addition to that given in Para 4.2 of General guidelines above.

(a)  Total number of residences available for officers.

(b)  Number of units under construction (specifying as to when they would be completed and available for allotment).

(c)   Total number of officers requiring such accommodation in  each category; and

(d)  The shortfall indicating how this has been met in the immediate past.

 

  1. Once such a proposal is approved by the Board as regards No. of houses being leased at a specific ceiling in a particular place, the railway may continue to hire houses at such stations provided that the, ceilings, in respect of number of houses and rent, as approved by the Board for these places, are not exceeded.  While sanctioning such a hiring, the Railway will critically examine the proposal in consultation with their local finance so as to ensure that need for such hiring still exists.

 

  1. Issue of extension of leased private houses by the Zonal Railways was reviewed and it was decided that in cases where extension of private leased house is required beyond six years (entire period of leasing), prior permission of the Board must be obtained.

 

 

  1. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that it should not be permitted.  For these purpose, the family has the same meaning as defined in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules and also includes father/step father and mother /step mother.

 

 

 

 

  1. In respect of non-gazetted Railway servants, General Managers are empowered to hire such accommodation in terms of Para 1917 of the Engineering Code (1999 edition).

 

 

  1. It is clarified that prior approval/sanction of the Board’s Office is needed before resorting to hiring/leasing of Private accommodation for residential use of Gaz.Officers if new locations for the first time and not for cases were sanction already exists.

 

 

  1. Members of Railway Claims Tribunals (RCT) and Railway Rates Tribunals (RRT) are entitled to Railway accommodation of type V or Type IV (Spl.) and this can be allotted to them.  If Railway accommodation is not available, leased accommodation may be arranged for them

12. In order to deal with exigencies of transfer, deputation retirement, death, etc, the following instructions may be followed for the purpose of retention of hired/leased private accommodation for the use of railway officers.

 

12.1 Transfer (Permanent)-Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for a period of 2 (two) months on payment of normal license fee plus additional 2 (two) months on payment of double the license fee.

12.2 Transfer (Temporary)- Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for full period as per Railway

Rules on payment of normal license fee.

12.3           Deputation(Abroad)- Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for a period of two (2)months on payment of normal license fee.

12.4           On Training – Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for full period of training on payment of normal license fee subject to a maximum of 12 (Twelve) months

12.5          Medical/Maternity/Paternity leave – Retention of leased accommodations may be allowed full period on payment of normal license fee.

12.6          Death – Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for a period of 6 (Six) months or till end of education session of the children of the deceased officer whichever is earlier on payment of normal license fee.

12.7          Retirement – Retention of leased accommodation may be allowed for a period of 4(Four) months on payment of normal license fee.  No further retention of leased/hired accommodation beyond above permissible limit may be allowed.  The option of extending the period of another four (4) months at double the normal license fee should not be extended in such cases.

 

  1. No further retention of leased/accommodation may be allowed beyond the permissible periods on payment of normal license fee in cases of transfers (Temporary & Permanent), deputation (Abroad), Training, Medical/Maternity/Paternity leave and death cases.  For retention of the leased accommodation beyond permissible limits, over retention may be treated as unauthorised and double the charges being paid by the Railway to the land lord may be recovered from the Railway Officers.
  2. In relaxation of provisions contained in Para 1917- of Engineering Code, General Managers of the New Zones are authorised to hire/lease 50 (Fifty) or such higher number in certain cases of private houses and General Managers of the old zones are authorised to hire/lease 25 (Twenty Five) private house for residential use of Railway Officers, subject to usual terms and conditions.

14.1 Justification for leasing in such case would be looked into by the FA&CAO before approval is accorded by the General Manager.

14.2 For leasing/hiring residential accommodation for Railway Officers in excess of the above limits, prior approval of the Board may be obtained as required vide Para 1917 of Engineering Code.

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1997/LMB/12/18 dated 26.07.1999.

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1992/LMB/22/1 dt. 8-5-92

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2003/LMB/12/20 dated

30-12-03

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1996/LMB/12/20 dated

9-9-96

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1996/LMB/12/20 dated

9-9-96

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1997/LMB/12/23 dated

10/17-7-98

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2001/LMB/10/21 dated

15-5-02

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1998/LMB/12/18 dated

9-12-98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2001/LMB/12/21 dated

28-02-02

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 1998/LMB/12/18 dated

9-12-98

 

 

 

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2001/LMB/12/16 dated

31-07-02 &

2001/LMB/12/16[Pt] dated

01-08-03

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

 

 

 

RBE No.57/2006                                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/SB/NR/1 dated 04-05-2006 (RBE No.57/2006)

 

. Sub: Engagement of Course Completed Act Apprentices as Substitutes in Group ‘D’ category on the Railways – One time relaxation in upper age limit regarding .

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          Attention is invited to instruction contained in Board’s letter No. E[MPP] 2002/12/26/Vol.II dated 21-06-2004 [RBE No. 136/2004] wherein clarification was issued that Course Completed Act Apprentices can be engaged as Substitutes in Group ‘D’ under GM’s powers in administrative exigencies subject to their fulfillment of the extant instructions prescribed for such engagements.
          Further in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/87/RC-2/25 dated 30-03-1990, relaxation in upper age limit to the extent of the period spent on apprenticeship is permitted to Course Completed Act Apprentices in recruitment  for filling up vacancies in Group ‘D’ posts.
          The issue of granting relaxation in upper age limit to such Course Completed Act Apprentices who have become overage for engagement as Substitute in Group ‘D’ category has been under consideration of this Ministry.  In the JCM/DC meeting held during April 2006, it has, therefore, been decided that in respect of all Course Completed Act Apprentices being taken as Substitute in Group ‘D’, the upper age will be 38 years plus period of Apprenticeship for General, SC/ST & OBC candidates, as a one time exemption till  03-02-2007.

Copy of  Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2002/12/26/Vol. II   dated 21/2006/04     [RBE No. 136/2004]

 

Sub :- Engagement of Course Completed Act Apprentices

 

Some of the Railways have in the past approached Board to clarify as to whether Course Completed Act Apprentices can be engaged as substitutes in Group ‘D’. It is clarified that Course Completed Act Apprentices can be engaged as substitutes in Group ‘D’ under GMs’ powers in administrative exigencies, subject to their fulfillment of the extent instructions prescribed for such engagement.

 

 

 

 Board’s letter No. 2005/G/127/4/Mint/Pt.II dated 01-05-2006 .

                   Sub:  Revised rates – Recovery of replacement  cost of

Metal Passes reported lost .

 

The supply of Metal Passes to this office is being made by Government of India Mint at Kolkata.  Manufacturing cost of  Silver Passes has been increased by the Mint.  It is, therefore, advised that recovery of replacement cost of one Gold/Silver/Bronze Metal pass from the Officers who report loss of their metal passes may please be made at the following rates and amount so recovered be credited to Railway Board under Head:64-B/Misc/Railway Receipts.

 

Gold    :   Rs.3309/-

Silver   :   Rs.1989/-

Bronze :  Rs.1729/-

 

 

   RBE No.54/2006

   Board’s letter No. E[G]2000AL4/13 Pt. dated 01-05-06 (RBE No.54/2006)

 

Sub: List of approved models to be used as staff cars.

 

          The following models of vehicles in the air-conditioned and non air-conditioned category have been approved by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of  Finance to be used as staff cars by the entitled officers:

 

a]       Air-conditioned category    :   Maruti Esteem VX [MPI], Tata Indigo [GLX]

b]       Non air-conditioned category:

i] Premier Padmini, [ii] Maruti 800 [iii] Maruti Vans [ with high/flat roofs]         [iv] Maruti Gypsy    [v] Premier NE 118 [vi] Ambassador ISZ, 1800 [vii] Maruti Wagon R Std., [viii] Maruti Zen Std., [ix] Maruti Alto Std., [x] Ambassador Classic 2.0 DSZ [xi] Indica DL V2 [BS II] [xii] Indica L1 V2 [BS II] [xiii] Tata Indigo Diesel [xiv] Maruti Esteem Std. and [xv] Tata Indigo GL [Petrol].

 

It may please be noted that in terms of the extant instructions, only the Ministers, Members of the Railway Board,  General Managers, Additional Members of Railway Board and other officers in equivalent or higher grade viz. DG/RHS, DG/RPF, DG/RDSO, DG/Railway Staff College and Secretary, Railway Board are entitled for use of  the air-conditioned staff car.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.55/2006                                                                    

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2006/HW-1 dated 04-05-06   (RBE No.55/2006)

 

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01-01-2006.

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          Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 05-04-2006, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2005/HW-1  dated 25-10-2005 stand revised with effect from 01-01-2006 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 1.1.2006 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 22.90 22.75 22.60 22.45 22.30
2 2606-2790 23.90 23.80 23.65 23.50 23.35
3 2791-3230 27.00 26.75 26.50 26.35 26.05
4 3231-3440 29.80 29.55 29.35 29.15 28.85
5 3441-4125 33.65 33.45 33.20 33.05 32.75
6 4126-4270 37.70 37.45 37.15 36.85 36.30
7 4271-4480 39.25 38.95 38.70 38.40 37.85
8 4481-4630 40.80 40.55 40.25 39.95 39.40
9 4631-4870 42.50 42.20 41.95 41.65 41.10
10 4871-5165 44.80 44.55 44.25 43.95 43.40
11 5166-5465 47.40 47.10 46.85 46.55 46.00
12 5466-6210 51.90 51.60 51.35 51.05 50 .50
13 6211-6655 57.05 56.75 56.50 56.20 55.65
14 6656-6955 60.25 60.00 59.70 59.45 58.90
15 6956-7850  & above 65.45 65.15 64.90 64.60 64.05

 

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2006 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 15.25 15.15 15.05 14.95 14.85
2 2606-2790 15.95 15.85 15.75 15.65 15.55
3 2791-3230 18.00 17.85 17.65 17.55 17.35
4 3231-3440 19.85 19.70 19.55 19.45 19.25
5 3441-4125 22.45 22.30 22.15 22.05 21.85
6 4126-4270 25.15 24.95 24.75 24.55 24.20
7 4271-4480 26.15 25.95 25.80 25.60 25.25
8 4481-4630 27.20 27.05 26.85 26.65 26.25
9 4631-4870 28.35 28.15 27.95 27.75 27.40
10 4871-5165 29.85 29.70 29.50 29.30 28.95
11 5166-5465 31.60 31.40 31.25 31.05 30.65
12 5466-6210 34.60 34.40 34.25 34.05 33.65
13 6211-6655 38.05 37.85 37.65 37.45 37.10
14 6656-6955 40.15 40.00 39.80 39.65 39.25
15 6956-7850

& above

43.65 43.45 43.25 43.05 42.70

 

 

RBE No.56/2006                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/99/RR-1/15 Vol. IV dated 03-05-2006 (RBE No.56/2006)

 

Sub: Recruitment in Group ‘D’ category on Railways of the Staff working in quasi-administrative offices/Organisation connected with Railways.

***

          Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/99/RR-1/15 dated 30-05-2000, wherein, it has been laid down that, as a one time relaxation, the Railways may consider absorption of only those staff of  quasi-administrative offices/organizations who were on roll continuously for a period of at least three years as on 10-06-1997,  and are still on roll, subject to fulfillment of prescribed educational qualifications required for recruitment to Group ‘D’ posts and should have been engaged within the prescribed age limit.  Such absorption should be resorted to only  after exhausting the list of ex-casual labour  borne on the Live Casual Labour Registers/Supplementary Live Casual Labour Registers.  The Units/Bodies whose staff are proposed to be absorbed in this manner and their total number should however be first intimated to Board and the process should be undertaken only after Board’s clearance.  Proposals sent to the Board for such clearance should have the personal approval of the General Manager.

 

2.       A demand  has been raised by both the Federations that those staff of quasi-administrative offices/organizations who were working in these offices as on 10-06-97 should be considered for absorption for Group ‘D’ in Railway services.

 

3.       The matter has been considered by the Board and it has now been decided that Railways with approval of General Manager may consider absorption of those staff of quasi-administrative office/organization who were on roll as on 10-06-97 and are still on roll subject to fulfillment of other conditions as laid down in Board’s letter ibid.

 

 

Board’s letter No. 2004/DEV.CELL/IDEI/2  dated 27-04-2006   .

Sub: Creation of posts for maintenance of Electronic-in-motion weighbridge.

 

Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 23-08-2005 on the above subject.

 

2.       The Railways will, no doubt, be in the process of finalizing the cadre of maintenance staff for Electronic in-motion Weigh Bridges as per standard procedure.  It may be relevant to mention here that Central Railway vide its letter No. M.741/R&M/12 dated 28-02-2006 [copy enclosed] has decided that staff recruited for electronic in-motion weigh bridges will form part of the already existing cadre of Carriage & Wagon.  Since posts created for maintenance of electric in-motion weigh bridges will be limited in number, it may not be viable to have an independent cadre even if the Railways decide to made it centrally/headquarter-controlled independent cadre even if the Railways decide to make it centrally/headquarter-controlled which has its own implications.  The Railways, may, however, consider and decide the issue as deemed fit including the option of considering the pattern decided by Central Railway and Board advised accordingly.

 

3.       This issues in consultation with Establishment Dte. And with the concurrence of  the Finance Dte. Of the Ministry of Railways.

**

          Copy of Central Railway’s letter No. M.741/R&M/12 dated 28-02-2006

 

Sub: Creation of posts for maintenance of Electronic-in-motion weighbridge

Ref: Your L. No. 2004.Dev.Cell.IDEI/2 dt. 30-11-2005.

 

The sanctioned strength of Supervisors and technical staff in divisions under SDMEs are enclosed in the proforma as desired by the Board.  On C. Rly., in the divisions, bulk of the Open Line staff under SDMEs is essentially borne in three seniority lists as under:

 

  1. C&W
  2. Diesel sheds – Engine wing
  3. Diesel sheds –Transmission & Control wing

 

The above 3 seniority lists account of 95% of the staff, Ancillary Staff attached to coach repair depots, wagon depots, ROH depots, CC rake examination points, diesel sheds, ARTs, ARMEs, RCDs constituting not more than 5 – 10% of the total staff are however held in small seniority groups such as Boiler makers, Welders, Machinists, Blacksmiths, Milwrights, Painters etc.

 

At the stage when the posts are finally sanctioned and staff are to be posted for maintenance of Electronic in-motion weigh bridges, it has been decided that the seniority will be maintained with C&W group  since each division has a large number of C&W supervisors and technicians, and posts are already available at a reasonable number of depots spread over the 5 divisions of C.Rly.; this will enable transfers to the extent required and further promotions in the cadre to be smoothly carried out.  There are no Diesel sheds on the 3 major divisions of the Railway, viz. NGP, BSL and SUR, hence it  has not been considered feasible to merge the seniority of EIMWB Supervisors and technicians in diesel seniority groups.

 

On C.Rly there never was any staff available under the head “Fitter Inspector  Organisation”. It will be recalled that on C.Rly., steam traction was totally phased out  from main line services from 1991 and with the passage of 15 years, erstwhile seniority groups such as steam pump attendant, pump operators, MW staff connected with steam sheds, fitting staff of steam locomotives etc. etc. has been taken to place the EIMWB staff under C&W cadre

 

 

RRCB No.08/2006                                                        

Board’s letter No. E[RRB]2004/3/8 dated  5-5-06 (RRCB No.08 /2006)

 

Sub: Calling of candidates over & above the number of vacancies for document verification/vision test etc. in case of Group ‘C’ posts.

Ref:  Board’s letter of even no. dated 24-4-2006 [RRCB No.7/2006]

****

          Further to this office letter under reference above, it has been decided by the Board that their decision to call the candidates, 20% over &  above the number of vacancies  for the posts of ASM, Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman for document verification/vision test etc., will be extended to all other Group ‘C’ categories of posts also.

 

  1. This shall also be done with the following proviso:

 

a]        It has to be brought out clearly in the Call Letter to the candidate that the purpose of calling 20% candidates over & above the number of vacancies  at the time of document verification is primarily to avoid shortfall in the panel and that merely calling a candidate for document verification / vision test etc. does not, in any way, entitle him to an appointment in the railways.

 

b]        Even where the number of candidates available after document verification exceeds the number of vacancies, the panel sent by RRB to CPO shall be equal to number of vacancies only.  In case, the CPO after giving stipulated joining time to the selected candidates certifies that certain number of candidates have not turned up within the specified period, another panel equal to the number of candidates finally not turning up for taking appointment will be supplied by RRB to CPO.  Before calling for replacement in-lieu of the candidates finally not turning up for taking appointment, CPO shall personally satisfy himself that the procedure for cancellation of the offer of appointment to the originally empanelled candidates has been strictly followed.  Under no circumstances, the number of candidates covered in the original as well as replacement panels shall exceed the number of the vacancies indented by the railway.

 

Replacement panel shall include only such number of reserved /UR candidates as have not turned up as per original panel.

 

3.        Extant instructions for seeking approval of RRCB for enhancement of the vacancies before conduct of written examination[s] shall, however, continue to be followed.

 

4.        This will be applicable wherever Call Letters to the candidates for document verification are yet to be issued.

 

 

RBE No 52/2006           

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 21.4.2006  (PC-V /471 (RBE No 52/2006.)

 

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner –revised  rates effective from 01.01.2006.

…..

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2005-P&PW (G) dated 5.4.2006 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

42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dt.14.10.2005 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dt. 27.10.2005 (RBE 182/2005, S.No.PC-V/461}

 

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)

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

 

 

 

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

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2006-P&PW(G) dated 5.04.2006

 

Sub: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/ family Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2006.

…..

          The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O. M. No. 42/2/2005-P&PW(G)  Dated 14.10.2005 sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief  admissible from 01.07.2005 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 24% w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in suppression of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 14.10.2005 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 Defense 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 @ 24 % w.e.f. 01.01.2006 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 fulfillment of the conditions laid own 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 @ 24% w.e.f.01.01.2006.

 

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 @ 16% w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

 

(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 08.11.1960 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/34-80 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.124/E.V./2006  dated 4th April,2006.

 

RBE No.51/2006                                                                    

Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 21.04.06 (PC-V/470,RBE No.51/2006)

 

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 1.7.2005 – regarding.

 

In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 18.6.2005 (S.No.PC-V/457, RBE No.103/2005) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2005 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. 1.7.2005 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.

 

1.7.2005 325% 243%(Rs.11375) 211%(Rs.14580)

 

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.

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

RRCB No.07/2006

Board’s letter No. E[RRB]2004/3/8 dated  24-4-06 (RRCB No.07 /2006)

 

Sub: Calling of candidates over & above the number of vacancies for document verification/vision test etc. in case of posts of ASM, Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman

           Ref:  Board’s letter  No. E[RRB]2004/3/8  dated  01-11-2005

 

In order to avoid shortfall in the panel[s]  for the  posts of ASM, Diesel/Electric Assistant and Motorman, it has been decided by the Board that the number of  candidates called for document verification/vision test shall now be 20% over &  above the number of vacancies.

 

  1. This shall, however,  be done with the following proviso:

 

a]           It has to be brought out clearly in the Call Letter to the candidate that the purpose of calling 20% candidates over & above the number of vacancies  at the time of document verification/ vision test  is primarily to avoid shortfall in the panel and that merely calling a candidate for document verification / vision test etc. does not, in any way, entitle him to an appointment in the railways.

 

b]           Even where the number of candidates available after document verification/ vision test exceeds the number of vacancies, the panel sent by RRB to CPO shall be equal to number of vacancies only.  In case, the CPO after giving stipulated joining time to the selected candidates certifies that certain number of candidates have not turned up within the specified period, another panel equal to the number of candidates finally not turning up for taking appointment will be supplied by RRB to CPO.  Before calling for replacement in-lieu of the candidates finally not turning up for taking appointment, CPO shall personally satisfy himself that the procedure for cancellation of the offer of appointment to the originally empanelled candidates has been strictly followed.  Under no circumstances, the number of candidates covered in the original as well as replacement panels shall exceed the number of the vacancies indented by the railway.

 

c]  Replacement panel shall include only such number of reserved /UR candidates as have not turned up as per original panel.

 

3.        Extant instructions for seeking approval of RRCB for enhancement of the vacancies before conduct of written examination[s] shall, however, continue to be followed.

 

4.        This will be applicable wherever Call Letters to the candidates for document verification/ vision test etc.  are yet to be issued.

RBE No.61/2006                                       

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]/2005/3/27 dated 16-5-2006 (RBE No.61/2006)

 

Sub: Safety measures for Railway men working in hazardous conditions.

.

During the 35th PREM Meeting held in Board’s office, the federations have expressed concern on loss of lives of Railway men in rail accidents. As it is a serious matter, the Railways should take steps to ensure that the employees update their knowledge and habits especially in safe practices particularly taking precautions while working / passing  through curves, tunnels, cuttings, lifting of track, loading and unloading of heavy materials, electrified areas etc. as also mentioned in Training Module No. CE 002, CE 004,Elec. 2.2, ME 003, ME 004 to name a few.

 

 

RBE No.62/2006                                                                                                                                                 

   Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2006/CPC/LE-1 dated 18-05-06   (RBE No.62/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of Child Adoption Leave for 135 days to the female Railway servants on adoption of child upto one  year of age.

***

          In terms of Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I/92/CPC/LE-3 dt. 4-12-92 adoptive mothers, who are Railway employees, are entitled to  leave of the kind due and admissible not exceeding one year without production of medical certificate as available to natural mothers.  The President is now pleased to extend the benefit of leave for 135 days to the adoptive mothers working on Railways with fewer than two surviving children as ‘Child Adoption Leave’ on  adoption of a child upto one year of age, on the lines of maternity leave admissible to natural mothers.

 

2.       During the period of Child Adoption Leave, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

 

3.       Child Adoption Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

 

4.       In continuation of ‘Child Adoption Leave’, the adoptive mothers may also be granted, if applied for, leave of the kind due and admissible [including Leave not due and Commuted leave not exceeding 60 [sixty] days without production of Medical certificate]  for a period upto one year reduced by the age of the adopted child on the date of legal adoption without taking into account the period of Child Adoption Leave, subject to the following conditions:

i]    This facility will not be admissible to an adoptive mother already having two surviving children at the time of adoption.

ii]    The maximum period of one year leave of the kind due and admissible [including Leave not due and Commuted leave upto 60 days without production of medical certificate] will be reduced by the age of the child on the date of adoption without taking into account Child Adoption Leave as in the following illustrations:

  • If the age of the adopted child is less than one month on the date of adoption leave upto one year may be allowed.
  • If the age of child is six months and above but less than seven months, leave upto 6 months may be allowed.
  • If the age of the child is 9 months and above but less than ten months, leave upto 3 months may be allowed.

5.     Child Adoption Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

  1. In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 551 of Indian Railway Establishment  Code  Volume-I, 1985 Edition [Second Reprint –2003]may be amended as in the enclosed advance correction slip No. 99.

7.     These orders will have effect from the date of issue.

Advance Correction Slip to the Indian Railway Establishment  Code  Volume I, 1985 Edition [Second Reprint –2003]

Advance Correction Slip 99

 

Rule 551 of the  Indian Railway Establishment  Code Volume I,  1985 Edition, [Second Reprint –2003] may be amended by making addition of Rule 551 [C] below Rule 551[B] as under:

 

Rule 551 [C] Child Adoption Leave

 

An adoptive mother on the railways with less than two surviving children may be granted leave of 135 days as  ‘Child Adoption Leave’ on  adoption of a child upto one year of age, on the lines of maternity leave admissible to natural mothers.

 

2.   During the period of Child Adoption Leave, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

 

3.   Child Adoption Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

 

4.   In continuation of ‘Child Adoption Leave’, the adoptive mothers may also be granted, if applied for, leave of the kind due and admissible [including leave not due and Commuted leave not exceeding 60 [sixty] days without production of Medical certificate]  for a period upto one year reduced by the age of the adopted child on the date of legal adoption without taking into account the period of Child Adoption Leave, subject to the following conditions:

i]  This facility will not be admissible to an adoptive mother already having two surviving children at the time of adoption.

ii]  The maximum admissible period of one year leave of the kind due and admissible [including Leave not due and Commuted leave upto 60 days without production of medical certificate] will be reduced by the age of the child on the date of adoption without taking into account Child Adoption Leave as in the following illustrations:

  • If the age of the adopted child is less than one month on the date of adoption leave upto one year may be allowed.
  • If the age of child is six months and above but less than seven months, leave upto 6 months may be allowed.
  • If the age of the child is 9 months and above but less than ten months, leave upto 3 months may be allowed.

5.     Child Adoption Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2006/CPC/LE-1 dated 18-05-06 ]

 

 

RBE No. 60/2006          

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/6/11 dated  15-5-06 (RBE No. 60/2006)

 

Sub: Reservation of 3%seats for persons with disabilities in the engagement of the Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961.

****

          Please  find enclosed herewith a copy of a letter No. DGE&T-50[3]/2006-AP dated 24-4-2006 issued by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour regarding reservation of 3% seats for persons with disabilities in the engagement of the Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961.

 

The same may be implemented wherever Apprentices are trained under Apprentices Act, 1961.

 

Copy of Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour’s letter No. DGE&T-50[3]/2006-AP dated 24-4-2006

 

Sub: Reservation of 3% seats for persons with disabilities in the engagement of the Apprentices.

***

Sir,

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of DGE&T letter No. 46[24]/80-AP dated 12-3-81 regarding reservation of 3% seats for persons with disabilities in the engagement of the Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961.  Further I am directed to inform you that under the Apprentices Act, 1961, the physical standards have been relaxed in 44 trades for the category of deaf and dumb persons, 63 trades for visually impaired and 40 trades for orthopedically impaired.

 

You are requested to take necessary action accordingly.

***

Copy of Govt. of India, Ministry of Labour’s letter No.DGET- 46[24]/80-AP dated 12-3-81 addressed to the State Apprenticeship Adviser and all State Govts.

 

Sub: Implementation of Apprentices Act, 1961 – engagement of Physically handicapped persons as Apprentices .

Sir,

I am directed to say that various organizations connected with the Welfare of the Physically Handicapped Persons have adversely commented regarding inadequate facilities for Apprenticeship Training to that category of people inspite of the commitment of the Government  in this regard.

 

  1. The Prime Minister in the 20 Point Economic Programme has made a special reference to the need for a fair deal  to the minorities and weaker sections of the society in the engagement of apprentices and as you are aware, the Physically handicapped come under one of the categories of the weaker sections of the society.  While considering the extension of benefits to the weaker sections of the society in their engagement as apprentices, specific administrative instructions were issued by Government of India to provide 3%  of the located seats for the physically handicapped persons.  In spite of this, it is observed that the quota of 3% of the located seats for apprentices to be utilized for the physically handicapped has not so far been achieved either in the private or State public sector or in the Central Sector establishments.

 

  1. It may be relevant to mention here that instructions have been issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs [Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms] to all concerned for the reservation of posts in the civil service in the category of Group ‘C’  and ‘D’ for the physically handicapped persons as detailed below:

 

Category of the handicapped                               % of the reservation

1.       Blind                                                                1%

2.       Deaf                                                               1%

 

In view of the above instructions, it is all the more imperative that the physically handicapped are provided apprenticeship training so that their employment potential is enhanced to enable them to aspire for all categories of posts requiring skill.

 

4.       It is, therefore, requested that all-out efforts may be made to ensure that 3% of the located seats are reserved for physically handicapped persons in the engagement as apprentices.  You are requested to kindly keep this Ministry  informed about the action taken in the matter immediately.

 

EXTRACT FROM GAZETTE OF INDIA, PART II, SECTION 3 SUB-SECTION [i]

Appearing on Page No. 411-412 dated 06-06-98

MINISTRY OF LABOUR

[Directorate General of Employment & Training ] New Delhi, the 27th May, 1998

 

G.S.R. 107 – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section[1]  of section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 [52 of 1961] and after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, the Central Government  hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Apprenticeship Rules, 1991, namely:

 

  1. [1] These rules may be called the Apprenticeship [Amendment] Rules, 1998.

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

 

  1. In the  Apprenticeship  Rules, 1991, in rule 4, in sub-rule[1] in the proviso, the following shall be inserted at the end, namely:

“[h] Group No. 1-Machine Shop Trades Group:

  1. Fitter
  2. Turner

 

[i] Group No. 3 – Metal Working Trades Group:

 

  1. Sheet Metal Worker
  2. Welder [Gas and Electric]

 

[j] Group  No. 4 – Electrical Trades Group

  1. Wireman.”

[F.No.  DGET 23/22/97-AP

SARITA MITTAL, Under Secy.

Foot Note: The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide GSR 356 dated 1-8-92 and subsequently amended by:

 

S.O. 2144 dated 9-10-93, GSR 497 dated  9-10-93,  S.O. 1041 dated  30-04-94,  GSR 432 dated  20-08-94, GSR 239 [E] dated  23-03-95,  GSR 433[E] dated   10-05-95,  GSR 806[E] dated  26-12-95,  GSR 345[E] dated  31-07-96,  GSR 390 dated  14-09-96, GSR 2650 dated  14-09-96, GSR 494 dated  09-11-96, S.O 3159 dated  09-11-96, GSR 496 dated  09-11-96, GSR 521 dated  16-11-96, GSR 560[E] dated  10-12-96, GSR 561[E] dated  10-12-96, S.O 860[E] dated 10-12-96, GSR 269 dated  21-06-97, S.O 1617 dated  21-06-97, GSR 293 dated  10-07-97, GSR 338 dated  15-09-97, GSR 339 dated  17-09-97, GSR 349 dated  25-09-97, GSR 691[E] dated  09-12-97, S.O 847[E] dated 09-12-97, GSR 150 [E] dated  28-03-98, GSR 84 dated 11-4-98.

 

 

RBE No.64/2006

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/32 dated 19-05-2006  (RBE No.64 /2006 )

 

Sub: Educational qualification for recruitment in the category of  Dietician [Gr.5500-9000] .

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          Attention is invited to this office letter No. E[NG]II/2004/RR-1/22 dated 17-06-2004 [RBE  No. 129/2004] laying down recruitment  rules  for filling up post of Dietician in scale Rs.5500-9000.

 

2.       In view of the difficulty expressed by one of the Zonal Railways in finding candidates, the prescribed qualification laid down vide letter ibid has been reviewed in consultation with the Health Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that in addition to what has been laid down vide letter ibid, candidates in possession with the under mentioned qualification may also be considered for filling up post of Dietician on Indian Railways:

 

Essential: B.Sc. [Home Science]+M.Sc /Home Science [Food & Nutrition] from a recognised Institution .

 

3.       Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I [1989 Edition] may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip [ACS]  No. 184 enclosed.

 

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME I [1989 EDITION]

Advance Correction Slip [ACS]  No. 184

 

Chapter I, Section B, Sub-Section III, Recruitment & Training.

 

Para 166[2] of the IREM Volume I 1989 Edition introduced vide ACS No. 164 may be substituted as under:

[2] The qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of Dietician shall be as under:

 

[i] Essential: B.Sc. [Science Graduate] with Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics [One year course] from a recognised Institution plus three months Internship Training in a Hospital.

OR

B.Sc. [Home Science]+M.Sc /Home Science [Food & Nutrition] from a recognised Institution.

[ii] Age limit:  Between 18 and 30 years.

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/32 dated 19-05-2006  (RBE No.64 /2006)

 

 

RBE No.45/2006

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2003/1/88  dated 05-04-06  (RBE No.45 /2006)

 

Sub: Creation of posts required for Maintenance and operation of new assets.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[G]96 EC2-1 dated 7-8-96 [RBE No. 65/96]

 

As per Railway Board’s letter  No. E[G]98 EC2-3 dated 3-8-98, the powers to create non-gazetted Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts required for maintenance and operation of new assets with matching surrender of posts of equivalent money value, was delegated to Divisional Railway Managers.  They were permitted to operate a Vacancy Bank in their Division  by crediting up to a maximum of 50% of the money value of the posts surrendered by them and the balance to be credited to the HQ Vacancy Bank.

 

The issue of allowing creation of posts in Safety and operational categories has been under consideration of Board.  It has been decided that the DRMs may be allowed to create the above posts on 1: 1 basis, i.e. by surrendering 1 post in a particular grade, a fresh  post can simultaneously be created in the same / lower grade, with the approval of General Manager.  The revised stipulation as above is however, subject to surrender  of posts as advised in this office letter  E[MPP]2005/1/54/Vol.II dated  27-2-06 followed by ED[Trg. & MPP] letter dated 8-3-06.

 

This issues with the concurrence of the finance directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No.65/2006                              

Board’s letter No. F[E]I/2005/AL-4/6 dated 25-05-06   (RBE No.65 /2006)

 

Sub: Merger of  50% of Dearness Allowance with Basic Pay – Revision of pay range slab for the purpose of Bad Climate Allowance.

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In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 21-02-06, it is clarified that the date of effect  of revision of pay range slab for Bad Climate  Allowance would be from 01-04-2004.

 

This disposes AIRF’s letter No.AIRF/97/(xxviii)[226] dated 03-05-06.

 

 

RBE No.66/2006                    

Board’s letter No. E[W]2006/FU-1/2 dated 23-05-06   (RBE No.66/2006)

Sub: Staff Benefit fund – Additional Ad hoc allocation for 2006-07.

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President is pleased to sanction additional ad hoc contribution of Rs. 196/- per capita to the Staff  Benefit Fund for the year 2006-07, in addition to the annual contribution of Rs.30/-  per capita.

 

2.       The additional ad hoc contribution  of Rs.196/-  per capita would be distributed amongst various staff welfare activities as follows:

 

Head/activity
Per capita allocation of additional contribution of Rs.196/-.
  Rs.
i]   General  Activities viz.  
a]    Education 40/- [including Rs.10/- exclusively for Rly. schools.
b]    Recreation other than sports 20/-
c]     Inter-Rly Cultural Competition 4/-
d]     Relief of distress, sickness, etc. 53/-
e]     Women empowerment activities 5/-
f]       Miscellaneous 3/-

ii]    Sports activities

31/-

iii]   Scouts activities

12/-

iv]   Recreational facilities to Officers and Supervisory staff

25/-

v]   Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy

3/-

Total

196/-

 

  1. The above allocation may be utilized substantially towards augmenting infrastructural facilities connected with the above mentioned activities to the extent possible, e.g. strengthening of libraries, Laboratories etc. [in case of Education]; meeting infrastructural requirements in the institutes/clubs/recreational clubs, etc. for the staff/supervisors and officers; training equipment etc. for scouts/guides; and facilities for women employees, etc.

 

3.1     As per extant instructions, the distribution of Rs.25/- per capita earmarked for “Recreational facilities to Officers and Supervisory staff” would be decided by the GMs, commensurate  with requirements of the institutes/clubs so that railway masses all over the railway system can enjoy the recreational facilities.  Special emphasis may be laid on strengthening  the institutions lacking in equipment/facilities.

 

3.2     The Scouts and Guides organizations of respective Zonal Railways are authorized to utilize the funds based on Rs. 12/- per capita allocated above for the purpose brought out above.  Where, however, scouts and guides activities are not undertaken, the allocation can be re-appropriated to other activities under the SBF.

 

  1. The distribution  of the annual contribution of Rs.30/-  per capita would, however, remain unchanged.

 

5.       All Zonal Railways/PUs, etc., may submit a separate report on utilization of the additional allocation after close of the financial year 2006-07.

 

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

 

Board’s letter No. E[W]2004PS5-1/15 dated 26-05-2006 

 

Sub: Counting of temporary service of casual labourers for the purpose of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes

 

          AIRF has raised a demand for issuing Post Retirement Complimentary Passes to casual labourers taking into account 50% service of casual labourers from temporary status till their regular absorption for purpose of Post Retirement Complimentary Pass facilities.

 

In this connection, attention is invited to instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]64CL/25 dated 29-1-66 which unambiguously provide that continuous service rendered by casual labourers after acquiring temporary status is counted for the purpose of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.  It is, accordingly, reiterated that the instructions as contained in Board’s letter dated 29-1-66 should be followed scrupulously on Zonal Railways.

 

RBE No.67/2006                                                                                                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/36 dated 31-5-2006  (RBE No.67 /2006)

 

Sub: Recruitment Rules for direct recruitment to the category of Depot Material Superintendent, Grade I [DMS-I] in the pay scale of Rs.6,500-10,500.

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          In terms of para 11[iii] of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated       9-10-2003 [RBE No. 177/2003], an element of direct recruitment to the  extent of 20% of the posts in the category of Depot Material Superintendent, Grade I in the pay scale of Rs.6,500-10,500 has been introduced.

 

2.       Pursuant to the same, Board have decided that for direct recruitment to the post of DMS-I in the pay scale of Rs.6,500-10,500, following conditions shall  be adhered to:

 

Depot Material Superintendent Grade I,  Scale of Rs.6,500-10,500:-

(i)                       20%  of the posts in grade Rs.6,500-10,500 in the category of Depot Material Superintendent should be filled by direct recruitment and remaining  80% of the posts shall continue to be filled by promotion from amongst eligible serving DMS-II in the scale Rs.5,500-9,000 as per procedure in force.

(ii)                      Qualification  for direct recruitment shall be as under:

Degree in Engineering in any discipline.

 

(iii)                     Age  limit: Between 18-30 years.

 

3.       Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I [1989 Edition] may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip [ACS] No. 185 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I [1989 Edition]

Advance Correction Slip [ACS] No. 185

 

Chapter I, Section B, Sub-section III, Recruitment & Training

 

Add the following as new para below para 157[3] of the IREM, Vol.I [1989 Edition] with the caption as indicated below:

 

[ii]      Depot Materials Superintendent Grade I, 

[4]      The vacancies in the grade of Depot Material Superintendent Grade I,  in scale Rs.6,500-10,500 will be filled up as under:

[i]         20%  by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards; and

 

[ii]        80% by promotion from amongst eligible serving DMS-II in the scale Rs.5,500-9,000 as per procedure in force.

 

[5]      The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of  Depot Materials Superintendent Grade I,  in the pay scale of  Rs.6,500-10,500 shall be as under:

 

[i]        Qualification: Degree in Engineering in any discipline.

 

[ii]       Age  limit: Between 18-30 years.

 

[6]      Channel of promotion/Higher grade : The following higher grade posts are available to this category in the normal channel of promotion:

 

Chief Depot Materials Superintendent

[Rs.7,450 – 11,500]

[Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. E[NG]II/97/RR-1/40 dated 06-06-1997,   PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated    9-10-2003 and  E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/36 dated 31-5-2006 ]

 

 

RBM No. 1/2006                                                 

  Board’s letter No. 2005/Dev.Cell/ERSI/4 dated 26-05-2006   (RBM No. 1/2006)[ACS5]

Sub: Amendment to the Indian Railway  Code for the Mechanical Department- Para 1349 of Ch.XIII regarding Development Suspense Account to Railway Production Units.

 

The Ministry of Railways are pleased to amend the existing provisions in Para 1349 of Chapter-XIII of Mechanical Code [First Revised Edition –1991] relating to Development Suspense Account as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 5.

 

Indian Railway  Code for the Mechanical Department- First Revised Edition-1991

Advance Correction Slip No. 5

.         The following amendment may be carried out in Para 1349 of the Chapter-XIII of Indian Railways Code for the Mechanical Department [First Revised Edition –1991]  regarding Development Suspense Account:

 

Para 1349 [Note [I] Change in Note[I]
  The difference in between the sale price and actual cost of production/works undertaken n respect of outside parties representing Profit/Loss on the transaction should be credited /debited to Development Suspense Account by the production units.

 

The balance under Development Suspense Account shall be non-lapsable and can be carried forward subject to annual review made by GM and FA&CAO of PUs in respect of the amount of fund to be carried forward after taking into account the liabilities which have been committed or likely to be committed in near future.

 

 

 

RBE No.75/2006                                                                                                                                                                                       

Board’s letter No. E[G]2003 QR1-6 dated 12-06-06   (RBE No.75/2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of  Officers/staff posted to new zones.

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Permission to retain Railway  accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of  Railway officers/staff posted to New Zones/Divisions was extended till 31-03-2006 in terms of Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 24-03-2005.

 

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 Railway Board’s letter No.E(G)99 QR 1-16 dated 16.3.2004, the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to relax the rules/instructions and extend the permission for retention of railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway Officers/Staff posted  to New Zones/Division for a further period of one year from 01-04-2006 to 31-03-2007.

 

The New Zones/Divisions should make all possible efforts to complete construction of railway accommodation for their officers and staff by 31-03-2007.  E.C. Railway and N.W. Railway, who have not made  adequate progress in this direction, are directed to make special efforts for completing the construction of Railway accommodation by the above period.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 69/2006           

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM7/12 dated 2-06-06    ( RBE No. 69/2006)

 

Sub:Command structure, promotion and seniority of loco running staff and procedure for writing of ACRs of Mechanical and Electrical officers looking after Loco running branch.

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Reference  this Ministry’s letter No. E[G]2004/EC-1-1 dated 22-09-2004 [copy enclosed for ready reference ] regarding command structure  of loco running  staff.

 

2.       In continuation of this Ministry’s letter dated 22-09-2004 referred to above, the Ministry of Railways have taken the following decisions:

 

i]        All new entrants recruited directly from open market through Railway Recruitment Boards or by induction by selection from Diesel/Electric Loco Sheds  etc. as Asstt. Loco Pilots [Diesel] and Asstt. Loco Pilots [Electric] in grade Rs.3050-4590 will be borne in a common seniority, after they have passed technical compulsory test for both types of traction; Passing  technical tests for both types of traction may be dispensed with on Divisions with only one type of traction or for a temporary period with the personal approval of the General Manager.

 

ii]  Wherever  separate cadres exist their merger may be considered applying analogy of sub-para [i] of this Ministry’s letter No. E[G]2004/EC-1-1 dated 22-09-2004;

 

iii]         Control at Divisional levels:

 

For day to day working electric and diesel crew report separately to officers of the two departments.  The day-to-day technical control of working includes assigning of duty, performance monitoring, control of leave, annual confidential report etc.   Administrative control of the cadre in a division will be given to the Deptt. which has more than 60% on roll staff.

 

iv]       Control at Railway Board’s level:

 

a]       EDME[Tr]/Adv. Eect [RS] will deal with all technical matters viz. Mechanical and Electrical and

b]       All administrative / establishment matters shall be dealt with by AM[Traffic] with assistance of Mech./Electrical Directorates.  This will involve, dealing with Unions, 10 hours rule, cadre reviews, training, Guard/Drivers Boxes, unification of Lobby crew links/runs, inter Railway transfer of staff / links etc.

 

  1. Further, in continuation  to this Ministry’s letter No. 2005/SCC/3/13 dated 26-09-2005 on the issue of procedure for writing of ACRs of mechanical and Electrical officers looking after Loco running branch, it has now been decided that the ACRs of officers of loco running branch, irrespective of grade, shall be countersigned by Chief Operations Manager of the Zonal Railways hereinafter. Accordingly, the procedure for writing of ACRs of officers of Mechanical and Electrical Departments working in Loco running branch will be as under :

 

Grade Place Reporting Review Acceptance
Assistant Officers

 

Div. Sr.Scale/JAG DRM CME/CEE after the remarks of COM
HQ Sr.Scale/JAG CME [R&L]or CMPE[Dsl]/CELE CME/CEE after the remarks of COM
Senior Scale Div. JAG DRM CME/CEE after the remarks of COM
HQ JAG CME [R&L]or CMPE[Dsl]/CELE CME/CEE after the remarks of COM

 

JAG/Senior Scale independent in-charge Div. DRM CME/CEE after the remarks of COM

 

GM
HQ CME [R&L]or CMPE[Dsl]/CELE CME/CEE after the remarks of COM

 

GM
SAG HQ CEE/ CME [Countersigned by COM]

 

GM Board

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[G]2004/EC-1-1 dated 22-09-2004

 

Sub: Command Structure of Loco Running Staff. .

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          In supersession of the instructions issued vide letter No. 2004/M[L]467/3 dated 10-5-2004, it has been decided by the Board that the command structure of loco running staff at the three level, i.e., Division, Zonal Hqrs. and at the Board level will be as follows:

 

i]        Divisional Level:  The existing practice of technical control of loco running staff under Sr.DME/Sr.DEE may continue, i.e., for diesel locomotives under Sr. DME and for electric-locomotives under Sr.DEE.  The administrative control of the respective running staff will be under Sr.DME/Sr.DEE and depending upon the strength of diesel/electric loco running staff, unification of administrative control may be considered, and the proportion at which the switch over shall be made will be decided by the General Managers.

 

ii]        Zonal HQ Level:  The technical control of loco running staff will be under CME/CEE depending upon the type of the traction. The administrative control of all drivers will be under the COM at Zonal level.  COM will be assisted by officers from Mechanical and Electrical departments.

 

iii]       Railway Board Level:  Technical matter will be dealt by the concerned Directorates viz., Mechanical or Electrical.  However, items relating to train handling will be dealt by Mechanical Dte. in consultation with Electrical Dte.

 

 

RBE No.68 /2006           

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/07 dated 02-06-06 (RBE No.68 /2006)

 

Sub: Promotion of running staff to Group ‘B’ posts.

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 During discussions in the PNM meeting with NFIR on item No. 1/2005, it has been brought to the notice of the Board that Drivers and Guards are not being considered for selection to the concerned Group  ‘B’ posts against 70% promotional quota.  Reports received in this connection from some of the Railway indicates that the running staff do not generally come in the Zone of Consideration for 70% selections to the Group ‘B’ posts.

 

2.       Board desires that instructions issued under Board’s letter No. E[GP]80/2/122 dated 04-08-82 and further  reiterated recently  under Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/87 dated 02-02-06, regarding equivalence of grades of running staff and those of non-running staff, should be kept in view while determining the eligibility of running staff for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts of AOM/AME/AEE, both under 70% selection as well as 30% LDCE.

 

 

RBE No. 70/2006

           

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/RC-2/6 Policy dated 2-06-06   ( RBE No. 70/2006)

 

Sub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabilities

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 A copy of Office Memorandum No. 36035/8/2003-Estt[Res] dated 26-4-2006 issued by Department of Personnel and Training  on the above noted subject is sent herewith for guidance and compliance.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, P.G & Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training’s  Office Memorandum No. 36035/8/2003-Estt[Res] dated 26-4-2006

 

  Sub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabilities

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          The undersigned is directed to say that the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995 which came  into existence on 1-1-1996 provides for reservation for persons with disability in the posts identified for three categories of disabilities namely [i] blindness or low  vision, [ii] hearing impairment  and [iii] locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.  Instructions have also been issued by this Department for providing reservation for such persons.  In spite of the Act and the instructions of the Department, vacancies were not earmarked reserved or were not filled by reservation in some establishments.

 

2.       The matter has been considered carefully and it has been decided that reservation for persons with disabilities should be implemented  in right earnest and there should be no deviation from the scheme of reservation, particularly, after the Act came into effect.  In order to achieve this objective,  all the establishments should prepare the reservation roster registers as provided in this Department’s OM No. dated 36035/3/2004-Estt[Res] dated 29-12-2005 starting from the year 1996 and reservation for persons with disabilities be earmarked as per instructions contained in that OM.  If some or all the vacancies so earmarked had not been filled by reservation and were filled by able bodied persons either for the reason that points of reservation had not been earmarked properly at the appropriate time  or persons with disabilities did not become available, such unutilized reservation may be treated as having been carried forward to the first recruitment year occurring after issue of this OM and be filled as such.  If it is not possible to fill up such reserved vacancies during the said recruitment year,  reservation would be carried forward  for further two years, whereafter it may be treated as lapsed.

 

3.       It has been observed that some recruiting agencies declare in their advertisements that blind / partially blind candidates need not apply and that separate examinations would be conducted for visually handicapped candidates. Attention is invited to para 7 of this Department’s OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt[Res] dated 29-12-2005 which provides that  persons with disabilities selected on their own merit will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies.  It means that persons with disabilities who are selected on their own merit  have to be adjusted  against  the unreserved vacancies and reservation has to be given in addition. If visually handicapped candidates or any other category  of handicapped  candidates are debarred from applying on the ground that a separate examination would be conducted for them, chances of handicapped candidates being selected on their own merit would be eliminated.  Thus debarring of any category of handicapped candidates in the above manner is against the provisions contained in the aforesaid OM. It is, therefore, requested that persons with disabilities should not be debarred from applying for the posts identified suitable for them and should be provided opportunity to compete for the unreserved vacancies as well by holding a common examination.

 

4.       Contents of this OM, may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

 

RBE No.78/2006                                                                                                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RC-1/94 dated 14-06-2006   (RBE No.78/2006)

 

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds of ward/spouse of medically de-categorised staff on the Railways.

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          Pursuant to the notification of the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995 instructions were issued by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] laying down that in case where an employee has been medically invalidated / decategorised where the administration cannot find alternative posts for such an employee, he may be kept on a supernumerary post in the grade in which he was working on regular basis, till such time suitable post can be identified or till his retirement, whichever is earlier.  As these instructions provided for continuation of service of a medically invalidated / decategorised employee, there would be no occasion to the employee to be retired from service on medical grounds.  Therefore, according to the instructions, in such cases the occasion to consider a request for appointment on compassionate ground of an eligible ward would not arise [Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/96/RE-3/9[2] dated 29-04-1999 refers].

 

2.       Even if the employee chooses to retire voluntarily on his being declared medically decategorised, if he so desires he may be permitted but without extending  the benefit of appointment on compassionate ground to a ward [para 4 of Board’s letter of even number dated 18-01-2000 refers].

 

  1. Board had earlier decided that in cases where  an employee is totally incapacitated and is not in a position to continue in any post because of his medical condition, he may be allowed to opt for retirement.  In such cases, request for appointment  on compassionate ground to an eligible ward may be considered if the said employee chooses to retire voluntarily  [ para 3 of Board’s letter of even number dated 18-01-2000].

 

  1. Pursuant to the demand raised by staff side  the issue has been deliberated upon at length in the full Board Meeting and it has been decided that compassionate ground appointment to the wife/wards /dependants of partially medically de-categorised staff who seeks voluntary retirement may be given subject to the following provisions:

 

  1. The appointment will be given only in the eligible Group ‘D’ categories.  ‘Eligible’ would mean that in case Group ‘D’ recruitment is banned for any particular category, the same would also apply for the compassionate ground appointments.

 

  1.  Such an appointment should only be given in case of employees who are declared partially decategorised at a time when they have at least 5 years or more service left.

 

  1. CMD of the Railways should keep a watch over the trend of decategorisation so that the present figure do not get inflated.  CMD should also get 10% partially decategorised cases re-examined by another medical Board not belonging to Divisional Hospital which initially declared them unfit.

 

5.       All those employees medically decategorised after issuance of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RC-1/94 dated 18-1-2000 will also be covered under these instructions.  However, such cases which have already been finalized in terms of Board’s letters No. E[NG]II/95/RC-1/94 dated 18-1-2000; 10-11-2000 and No. E[NG]II/2000/RC-1/Genl.17 dated 06-03-2002 & 26-5-2004 need not be re-opened.

 

6.       While considering such requests for compassionate ground appointment the General Manager should satisfy himself on the basis of a balanced and objective assessment of the financial & other conditions of the family, that the grounds for compassionate ground appointment in each such case, is justified [E[NG]II/98/RC-1/64 dated 28-7-2000 refers].

 

 

RBE No. 74/2006                                                                                      

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2004/FE-II/4 dated 09-06-2006    (RBE No. 74/2006)

 

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres- grant of proforma fixation.

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          Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 17-02-2006 on the above subject.  Board have examined the matter further in consultation with the staff federations and it has been decided to amend para 2[ii] & [iii] of above letter so as to read as follows:

Para

Existing

Modified as

2

[ii]

The concerned person should be fit and eligible in all respects as on       01-11-03 for promotion against existing vacancy and it should be certified by the cadre controlling authority  duly vetted by Associate Finance and that delay has actually occurred in promotion against existing normal vacancy purely due to late implementation of restructuring. The concerned person should be fit and eligible in all respects as on 01-11-03 for promotion against existing vacancy.  It should be certified by the  cadre controlling authority that delay has actually occurred in promotion against existing normal vacancy purely due to late implementation of restructuring.

2

[iii]

Notional fixation of pay as above [without payment of any arrears] would not be reckoned for calculation of retirement benefits nor for seniority or any other additional benefit. Notional fixation of pay as above would not be reckoned for seniority or any other additional benefit.  However, as per extant rules the refixed emoluments actually drawn will be reckoned for re-calculation of retirement benefits and payment of arrears.

 

 

   Board’s letter No. E[W]2006 PS5-6/40 dated 06-06-2006 .

 

Sub: Issue/renewal of complimentary card passes issued in   favour of  Gallantry Awardees.

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Instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E[W]96PS5-6 /22 dated 23-02-96  and 04-07-96 provide for issue of complimentary card passes in favour of recipients of Gallantry Awardees of six Chakra series  namely Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir  Chakra, Ashoka Chakra, Shaurya Chakra & Kirti Chakra.  The facility of complimentary card passes was further  extended in favour of recipients of President’s Police Medal for Gallantry and Police Medal for Gallantry Awardees vide Board’s letter dated 29-10-96.  In terms of instructions issued vide letter No. E[W]96PS5-6/22 dated 23-02-96 procedure to be followed for issue of complimentary card passes has been spelt out.  It is further clarified that in the event of receipt of a request on account of transfer of Gallantry Awardee / Widow of Gallantry Awardee from one station to other station for renewal of complimentary card passes issued to the Awardee / widow of Gallantry Awardee  by some other Zonal Railways, the request should be treated / processed on the same lines as in the case of fresh application from Gallantry Awardee /Widow of Awardee.  However, in such cases the applicant should furnish reasons in writing for changing the place of issue of the card pass.  The Zonal Railway / DRM Office while issuing new card pass in lieu of surrendered card pass should ensure that the surrendered card pass is cancelled and the same is sent to the Zonal Railway / DRM Office  from where it has been issued so as to ensure proper accountal of the number of card passes.

 

2.       In case of fresh requests received from Gallantry Awardee/Widow of Gallantry Awardee, an undertaking should be taken to the effect that  he/she has not earlier been issued complimentary card by any office of Indian Railways.

 

 

Board’s letter No. E[LR]III/2001/UTF-1 dated 23-05-2006.

 

Sub:  Grant of facility of affixing Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express stamp on the Card passes issued to the union office bearers.

 

Board have decided to allow the facility of traveling by Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express to the Ist class card pass holder office bearers of both the Federations and their affiliated Unions on Zonal Railways.

.

RBE No.71/2006                                                                              

Board’s letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71  dated 05-06-2006  (RBE No.71/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –

Raising the income ceiling.

 

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 14-11-2005 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.07.2005 as Rs.2723/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.750/- [DP] + 21% 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. 1.1.2006 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 21.04.2006 a dependent relative in relation to a Railway servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the Railway servant only if his/her income w.e.f. 1.1.2006 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 21.04.2006 does not exceed Rs.2790/- i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension)+ Rs.750 (DP) + 24% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

RBE No.73/2006                                                                                                                                                                              

   Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/3/18 dated 08-06-06 (RBE No.73 /2006)

 

Sub: List of Training Centres on Indian Railways.

***

          In continuation of Board’s letter  number E(MPP)2001/3/9/Vol.III dtd 09.12.2005 issued under RBE No. 211/2005, the following training centers have been merged based on the review undertaken by the Railways where more than one institute / centre of the same department are functioning:

Previous S.No. Existing Training Centre Merged with New Sl.No.
  BTC/Kancharapara/ER [Unrecognised] STC/Kancharapara/ER 11 [Under Main Trg. Centre]
38 ETC/Rourkela/SER TRD Training Centre/ Chakradharpur/SER 220 [Under other Trg. Centre]
95

 

 

96

C&W Training Centre/

Chakradharpur/SER

 

C&W Training Centre/

Adra/SER

 

 

 

C&W Training Centre/

Kharagpur/SER

 

95 [Under other Trg. Centre]
109 C&W Training Centre/

Dharwad/SWR

 

BTC[C&W] Training Centre/ Mysore/  SWR

 

70 [Under other Trg. Centre]
151 Traffic Training Centre/ Srirangapatnam/  SWR Traffic Training Centre /Dharwad/SWR 148

[Under other Trg. Centre]

173 Engineering Training Centre Kharagpur/SER Civil Engg.  Training Centre Kharagpur/SER  carved out of ZRTI /Sini 44 [under Main Trg. Centre]

 

Further,  it is decided to rename Civil Engineering Training Centre/ Washim/SCR appearing under ‘Other Training Centres’ at Sl. No. 170 as ‘Divisional Civil Engineering Training Centre/ Purna/NED/SCR’.  Accordingly, Ministry of Railways have decided to modify the ‘Manual of Management on Training’ [Edition 1998] as per Correction Slip No. 2/2006 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.2/2006

 

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)2006/3/18/  Dt :08.06.2006)

 

(Enclosure to Manual on Management of Training Correction Slip No.2/2006)

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
    1.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR
    2.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Maula Ali/SCR
    3.  Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER
      1. Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR

 

  1. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCE
  2. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
  3. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lcknow/NR
  4. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
  5. Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bongaigaon/NFR
  6. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
  7. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
  8. Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
  9. 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

 

  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/Vadodara/WR
  11. 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/Kharagpur/SER
  6. Indian Railway Track Machines Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
  7. Technical Training Centre/CLW/Chittaranjan
  8. Technical Training Centre/DCW/Patiala
  9. Technical Training Centre/ DLW/Varanasi
  10. Technical Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  11. Technical Training Centre/RCF/Kapurathala
  12. Technical Training Centre/RWF/Bangalore
  13. Technical Training Centre/Bhopal/WCR
  14. Welding Training Centre/DLW/Varanasi
  15. Welding Training Centre/ICF/Perambur
  16. Welding Training Centre/RCF/Kapurthala
  17. 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/Kharagpur/SER
  18. C&W Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  19. 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

 

  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.  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

 

  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/Dharwad/SWR
  5. Traffic Training Centre/Bellary/SWR
  6. 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/Purna/NED/SCR
  17. Engineering Training Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
  18. Engineering Training Centre/Adra/SER
  19. Engineering Training Centre/Mumbai Central/WR
  20. Engineering Training Centre/Vadodara/WR
  21. Engineering Training Centre/Ratlam/WR
  22. Engineering Training Centre/Bhavnagarpara/WR
  23. Engineering Training Centre/Rajkot/WR
  24. Engineering Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
  25. Engineering Training Centre/Dharwad/SWR
  26. 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

 

 

RBE No.79/2006

   Board’s letter No. E[G]2004 RN5-10 dated 14-06-06   (RBE No.79/2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous  place of posting by Railway officers on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme or to an organization eligible for allotment from General Pool.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Railway Board’s letter No. E(G)2000 QR1-23 dated 1/6/2001 (Para-4), 14-2-2002 and letter No.E(G)2003 QR1-19 dated 19-4-2004 governing retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation of Railway officers under Central Staffing Scheme to Central Ministries, Government bodies like UPSC,CVC, etc and to Central Government Statutory/Autonomous and other bodies not covered under Central Staffing Scheme but are eligible offices for allotment of accommodation from General Pool by Directorate of Estates. Under para-4 of letter dated 1/6/2001 conditions for grant of retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting have been laid down which inter alia stipulate that retention shall be permitted till the first house is allotted to him/her from the General Pool either of the type he/she is entitled to or one level below irrespective of its location. It has come to notice of Railway Board that this provision/facility is being misused by some of the officers by delaying allotment of accommodation from General Pool by restricting the locations of allotment of accommodation from General Pool while registering for such allotment.

 

All the officers who are presently on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme, Govt. bodies like UPSC, CVC, etc and the Central Govt. Statutory/Autonomous bodies eligible for allotment of General Pool accommodation may be advised to give details about their registration with the Directorate of Estates and in case any of the officer has restricted the location for allotment, he/she should immediately be directed to get himself/herself registered, removing the restriction of location, with the Directorate of Estates within 15 days and furnish proof of such registration to the Railway Administrations.

 

Officers who would be proceeding on such deputation in future should be directed to register themselves for allotment of accommodation from General Pool with Directorate of Estates strictly as per para-4 of the instructions dated 1/6/2001 and furnish the details of such registration to the quarter controlling authority of the Railway concerned. The quarter controlling authority would verify from the details that the registration has been made as per Railway Board’s instructions without putting any restriction on the location of allotment. If this requirement is not complied with within 15 days of proceeding on deputation, the officer will not be entitled for retention of Railway accommodation as per instructions dated 1/6/2001,14/2/2002 and 19/4/2004.

 

Similarly the deputationist officer should accept any offer of allotment being made to him/her by Directorate of Estates irrespective of the location and also intimate the same to the Railway Quarter Controlling Authority immediately.

 

The retention of Railway accommodation as per instructions dated 1/6/2001, 14/2/2002 and 19/4/2004 would be permissible only if the conditions contained therein as also the ones mentioned above are strictly complied with. The conditions regarding retention of Railway accommodation should also be mentioned in the relevant order of deputation issued to the Railway officers and subsequently incorporated in the terms and conditions of deputation.

 

 

RBE No.80/2006 

Board’s letter No. PC-III/2006/CRC/4 dated 13-06-06   (RBE No.80/2006)

 

Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres

 

The issue of operation of posts in the Construction Organisation in the wake of orders of restructuring issued vide Board’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09-10-2003 was raised by NFIR in the PNM. In this context, it is reiterated that work charged posts including those in construction Organisation are not to be taken into account for the purpose of restructuring.  Stipulation contained in para 2.2 of Board’s aforesaid letter is to be treated only as a guideline.  The posts  to be created in Construction Organisation being on worth of charge basis  should be created on need basis duly observing extant rules for the same.

 

This issues in consultation with Establishment Directorate and with the concurrence of Finance Directorate.

 

 

RBE No.82/2006                                                                                                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2001/12/10 dated 19.6.2006 (RBE No.82/2006)

 

Sub: Registration of the Contract

 

It has been observed that some of the railways are not following the procedure for engagement of Act Apprentices for training purposes as entailed in the Apprentices Act,1961.

 

Your attention is drawn to Board’s letter of even number dated18-7-2005 and No.E(MPP)95/6/13 dated 21.8.95 directing the railways to transmit the contracts of apprenticeship for registration to the Apprenticeship Advisers/RDATs within a period of 3 months. It is desired that whichever unit is organizing training for the Act Apprentices they may be asked to get the latest copy of the Apprentices Act,1961 as amended from time to time from the RDATs concerned. For the benefit of all, the railway units should keep in mind the following steps while considering candidates for training under the Apprentices Act,1961:-

 

  1. The candidates should possess the requisite qualification as laid down in the Act/Apprenticeship Rules as amended from time to time.
  2. Requisite reservation viz. SC/ST/OBC , Disability, etc. as laid down should be followed.
  3. Selection of training be done in the trade in which the candidate has requisite qualification and not in any other trade.
  4. The contract should be signed by the Act Apprentices and the designated Railway authority on the prescribed form before the commencement of training.
  5. The above contract should be sent to the concerned RDATs for registration within a period of 3 months of the date on which it was signed.
  6. Obtain a copy of the registered contract form RDAT and place the same in the personal file of the candidate.

 

 

RBE No.83/2006.

   Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2004/1/88/Vol.II dated 19.6.2006 (RBE No.83/2006)

 

Sub: Redeployment of surplus staff.

 

During the DC/JCM meeting held on 3rd & 4th April,2006, the Federation expressed concern on the methodology being adopted by the Railways while re-deploying the staff declared surplus.  It has been pointed out that due to lack of advance planning a situation could arise where in Unit ‘A’ a small number of employees are declared surplus  and redeployed  to unit ‘X’  at bottom seniority.  However, after a period of time further surpluses are generated in the former unit and the staff is again re-deployed to the latter unit, leading to a situation where a junior being re-deployed earlier and hence becoming senior to erstwhile senior because of senior being re-deployed later in the same unit.

 

2.         This sort of situation can be avoided by assessing the situation well in advance, identifying the possible pocket where surpluses are expected to occur and taking advance action regarding giving an opportunity to staff in general in such units to opt for appropriate alternative categories as has been laid down in Board’s letter No. E[MPP] 98/1/75 dated  28-11-2000 [ RBE No. 206/2000] and letter No. E[MPP] 2003/1/6 dated 13-01-04 [RBE No. 15/2004].

 

3.         Railway Administration should ensure advance planning and as far as possible seek options for the surplus staff and suitable transfer orders be issued  avoiding a situation like the one pointed out in para 1 above.

 

.

RBE No.84/2006                                                                                               

Board’s letter No. E(Sports)/2006/Policy/1   dated     20.06.2006   (RBE No.84/2006)

Sub: Instructions for recruitment of Sports persons on Indian Railways- Sports quota, Norms , Procedure and Incentives.

…..

         Railway Board have decided to revise the existing instructions as contained in Railway Board’s letter No.E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000 on the above mentioned subject. In  supersession of  instructions as contained in Railway Board’s letter No. E(Sports)2000/Policy/2 dated 19.6.2000 and all clarifications/corrigendum issued thereto, the following revised instructions shall be applicable, from the date of issue of this letter,  for recruitment of sports persons, sports quota, norms and procedure for recruitment , and incentives and out-of-turn promotion to sports persons of Indian Railways.

 

2. SPORTS QUOTA

 

2.1       Recruitment of sportspersons, both in Group-C and Group-D, shall be done through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement. 60% of the total quota, including the share of Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB), shall be through Talent Scouting and balance 40% shall be filled up by Open Advertisement. Distribution of quota amongst Zonal Railways, Production Units, RSPB and Workshops having staff strength of 4000 or more, shall be as under :

S.No Zonal Railway/ Production Unit Open Advt. Talent Scouting Total Quota
ZRs’/PUs’     Quota ZRs’/PUs’     Quota RSPB Quota
A Group-C
(i) CR,ER,ECR,ECOR,NR,NCR,NER,NFR,NWR,SR,SCR,SER,SECR, SWR,WR,WCR

12

12

6

30

(ii) CLW,DMW,DLW,ICF, RCF,RWF,RDSO, Metro Railway/Kolkata

4

4

2

10

B Group D        
(i) Each Headquarter of Zonal Railways 4 4 2 10
(ii) Each Division of Zonal Railways 2 2 1 5
(iii) DLW,ICF,RCF 8 8 4 20
(iv) CLW,DMW,RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata 4 4 2 10
(v) RDSO 2 2 1 5
(vi) Workshops (having the staff strength of 4000 or more) 1 2 - 3

 

2.2              CLW,DMW,DLW,ICF,RCF & RWF can recruit the sportspersons in the category of Skilled Artisans against the Group-C quota and such recruitment shall be counted against the 25% direct recruitment of Skilled Artisans as advised vide Board’s letter No.E(NG)III/78/RC-1/9 dated 24.02.1979.

 

2.3              The quota allotted shall be for the financial year and unused quota shall lapse on the expiry of financial year.

 

2.4           The recruitment shall be done in the games as mentioned below or as recognized by RSPB for this purpose.:-

 

S.No. Game S.

No.

Game S.

No.

Game
1 Aquatics 11 Chess 21 Karate
2 Archery 12 Cricket 22 Kabaddi
3 Athletics 13 Cross Country 23 Kho-kho
4 Badminton 14 Cycling 24 Powerlifting
5 Ball Badminton 15 Football 25 Shooting
6 Basketball 16 Golf 26 Table Tennis
7 Billiards & Snooker 17 Gymnastics 27 Tennis
8 Body Building 18 Handball 28 Volley Ball
9 Boxing 19 Hockey 29 Weightlifting
10 Bridge 20 Judo 30 Wrestling ( Free Style & Greco Roman only)

2.5              Recruitment of sportspersons, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement shall be to a Grade where there is an element of direct recruitment and shall be counted against that quota.

 

2.6              However, through Talent Scouting, sportspersons having outstanding sports achievements at National and International levels can be recruited in the intermediate grades after the prior approval of the Railway Board. Details are in para 8.1.2.

 

2.7              Talent Scouting quota of RSPB Pool shall be operated by RSPB. However, the request of Zonal Railways/Production Units etc., duly recommended by their General Manager, for release of berths from RSPB Pool may be considered by RSPB on merit.

 

2.8              Railway Board may re-allocate the Talent Scouting Quota, from one Railway/Unit to another Railway/Unit, as and when required.

 

2.9              General Manager may re-allocate the Talent Scouting Quota of Group-D allotted to their Railway, from one Division to another Division, as and when required.

 

  1. 3.                     CATEGORISATION OF INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

For recruitment and incentives purpose, international meets shall be categorized as under:-

 

Category-A      :           Olympic Games

 

Category-B  :   World Cup

World Championships

Asian Games

Commonwealth Games

 

Category-C :   Commonwealth Championships

Asian Championships

USIC Championships

 

4. MINIMUM NORMS FOR RECRUITMENT OF SPORTSPERSONS

 

The minimum norms for recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, shall be as under:

 

4.1       Minimum norms for Recruitment in Group-C :

 

Sportsperson who has any of the following sports achievement in any of the games mentioned in para 2.4 above:-

 

(i)                  Represented the country in the International Championship as mentioned in Category-A & B under Para 3 above.

OR

(ii)                Represented State or equivalent Unit, in Junior/Senior National Championship and obtained at least 3rd Position.

OR

(iii)               Represented a University, in All India Inter-University Championship organised under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities and obtained at least 2nd Position.

OR

(iv)              Represented State or equivalent Unit in the Federation Cup Championship and obtained 1st Position.

 

4.2       Minimum norms for Recruitment in Group-D :

 

Sportsperson who has any of the following sports achievement in any of the games mentioned in para 2.4 :-

 

(i)                  Represented State or equivalent Unit, except in Marathon and Cross Country in Junior/Senior National Championship.

OR

(ii)                Represented a University, in All India Inter-University Championship organised under the aegis of Association of Indian Universities and obtained at least 3rd  Position.

OR

(iii)               Represented  District or  equivalent Unit in Junior/Senior State Championship and obtained atleast  3rd  Position.

 

4.3              NOTE ( for Para 4.1 & 4.2)

 

(a)    In the case of recruitment in Group-C and Group-D through Talent Scouting, preference shall be given to sportspersons having higher levels of sports achievements, within the prescribed sports norms.,

 

(b)    All the championships mentioned above shall be conducted under the aegis of recognised International/National/State Sports Federation and also recognised by the RSPB.

 

(c)    For norms mentioned under Para 4.1(ii) & 4.2 (i ), only Senior National and Junior National Championships, shall be taken into consideration. National Games, Rural Meets, Festival Meets and other similar tournaments shall not be considered.

 

(d)    In Cricket(Men) Senior Category, representation of main Indian team in a Test Match or in a One Day International Match shall also be considered for recruitment in Group-C.

 

(e)    In Cricket (Men) Senior Category representation of a State or equivalent Unit, at least in the semi-finals of Ranji Trophy Elite Group Championship or semi-finals of Inter State All India Limited Overs Tournament (popularly known as One Day Ranji Trophy championship), shall also be considered for recruitment in Group-C. For recruitment in Group-D , representation of a State or equivalent Unit in Ranji Trophy Elite or Plate Group Championship or Inter State All India Limited Overs Tournament (popularly known as One Day Ranji Trophy championship), shall also be considered.

 

(f)      In Cricket (Men) Junior Category representation of a State or equivalent Unit, atleast in the semi-finals of Cooch Behar (U-19) and Vinoo Mankad (U-19) Championships shall also be considered for recruitment in Group-C. For recruitment in Group-D, representation of a State or equivalent Unit in these championships, shall also be considered.

 

(g)    For recruitment in Group-C & Group D in Rifle Shooting, only the individual performance in the championship shall be considered. Performance in the All India G.V.Mavlankar Shooting Championship shall not be considered for recruitment purpose.

 

(h)    For recruitment in Group-C in Table Tennis, sportspersons with current All India Ranking upto 16 in Seniors and upto 8 in Juniors shall also be eligible. Only the current Annual Ranking shall be considered for this purpose.

 

(i)      For recruitment in Group-C in Badminton, sportsperson with current All India Ranking upto 16 in Seniors and upto 8 in Juniors shall also be eligible. Only the current Annual Ranking shall be considered for this purpose.

 

 

(j)      For recruitment in Group-C in Tennis, sportsperson with current All India Ranking upto 10 in Seniors and up to 8 in Juniors  shall also be eligible.  Only the current Annual Ranking shall be considered for this purpose.

 

(k)    In Golf, (i) for recruitment in Group-C, sports having I.G.U.ranking from 1-50 ; and (ii) for recruitment in Group-D, sportsperson having I.G.U. ranking upto 100, subject to single handicap i.e. less than 10; ( in order of Merit/Amateur Merit list) shall also be eligible for recruitment. Only the current Annual Ranking shall be considered for recruitment purpose.

 

4.4              Period for Reckoning Sports Achievements:

 

For recruitment against sports quota, the sports achievements shall be in the immediate previous 2 years for both Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement and sports person shall be an active player. For this purpose previous two financial years from the date of receipt of application or date of notification, as the case may be, shall be taken into account.

 

For example, for applications received in 2006-07 (i.e from 1.4.2006 to 31.3.2007) for recruitment through Talent Scouting or Notification issued during this period for recruitment through Open Advertisement, the sports achievements of current and previous two financial year i.e.2005-06 and 2004-05 shall be taken into account and therefore, sports achievement on or after 1.4.2004 shall only be considered for appointment, in the extant case. For this purpose, concluding day of the Championship shall be taken into account.

 

5.         AGE LIMIT

 

5.1  Talent Scouting:

 

5.1.1        The age limit for recruitment through Talent Scouting scheme will be 18-25 years both for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories.

 

5.1.2        The lower and upper age relaxation for recruitment of sportspersons through Talent Scouting will be granted only by the Board to the outstanding sportspersons.

 

5.1.3        The date of reckoning of the age shall be the date, when Competent Authority accords its approval for appointment of the sportsperson.

 

5.2         Open Advertisement

 

5.2.1        The age limit for recruitment through Open advertisement  will also be 18-25 years both for Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories.

 

5.2.2         No relaxation in lower or upper age limit shall be permissible in recruitment through Open Advertisement.

 

5.2.3        The date of reckoning of age shall be 1st  July for the posts for which notifications are issued between January to June of that year and 1st January of the next year, for which notifications are issued between July to December.

 

  1. 6.      Minimum Educational Qualification

 

6.1              Sportspersons recruited through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement must possess the minimum educational qualification, as application to the post to which sportsperson is to be appointed

 

6.2              No relaxation in minimum educational qualification shall be permissible in recruitment through Open Advertisement.

 

6.3              In case of recruitment through Talent Scouting, if a sportsperson having outstanding sports achievements, but does not possess the minimum educational qualification, he/she may be appointed after the approval of the Railway Board for relaxation in acquiring the minimum educational qualification, subject to acquiring the same within a period of three years from the date of such appointment.

 

  1. 7.      Procedure for Recruitment

 

7.1              Talent Scouting

 

7.1.1.      Appointments against sports quota in Group C category . Under Talent Scouting shall be given only after trial,

 

except when a sportspersons represented the Country, in the Individual events, in any of the recent International Championships as mentioned in Category A or Category-B under Para 3, concluded within last four months

OR

When the sports has obtained up to third position in the individual event at the Senior National Championship concluded within last four months.

However, in team games, trial is necessary.

 

7.1.2.      In respect of appointment in Group-D against Talent Scouting quota, trial is necessary.

 

7.1.3.       For the purpose of trial for recruitment both in Group C & D through Talent Scouting Scheme, a Trial Committee may be nominated by the President of concerned Sports Association  at Headquarter level and by DRM  at Divisional level.  The Trial Committee shall comprise of  3 officials with experience of  Sports, including one JAG officer, a sports officer and a Coach of the respective game (National/Railway/NIS qualified)

 

7.1.4.      Trial shall be conducted in the presence of all the 3 members of the Trial Committee.  Trial Committee shall give its recommendation as FIT or NOT FIT for further consideration.

 

7.2              Open Advertisement

 

7.2.1                    The recruitment of sportspersons by Open Advertisement shall be done by respective Railway Administrations.

 

7.2.2                    The general procedure for preparation of Employment Notice and publicizing the same shall be as specified for recruitment to Group-C and Group-D posts in Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/96/RR-1/62 dated 17.9.1998.

 

7.2.3                    Employment Notice must contain the details of the vacant posts viz. sports discipline ( with position like 100 M in Athletic, Wicketkeeper in Cricket, Goalkeeper in football etc.); age limit; minimum educational qualifications, period of performance of sports achievements and minimum sports achievements as required vide relevant paras of this letter.

 

7.2.4                    Vacancies for different games shall be worked out by the concerned Sports Association with the approval of General Secretary for Group-C and Sports Officer for Group-D posts and furnishes the same to the Personnel Branch for the above.

 

7.2.5                    A Recruitment Committee shall be constituted to look after the recruitment process for both in Group-C and Group-D categories.

 

7.2.6        Recruitment Committee :

 

7.2.6.1              Recruitment Committee shall comprise of three members who shall be nominated by GM at Headquarter level and by the DRM at Divisional level, respectively,

7.2.6.2              At Headquarter level, for recruitment of sportspersons against Group-C and Group-D posts, all the three members of the Recruitment Committee shall be of the rank of Senior Administrative Grade ( SAG), including one member form the Personnel Branch.

7.2.6.3              At Divisional level, for recruitment of sports persons  against Group-D posts, the members of the Recruitment Committee shall be of the rank of Junior Administrative Grade (JAG)/Senior Scale Officers, including one member from the Personnel Branch and one member connected with sports/Sports Association on the Railway.

7.2.6.4              Inclusion of Members of SC/ST/OBC in the Recruitment Committee shall not be necessary clarified in Board’s letter No.E(Sports)98/Rectt./Policy dt. 23.3.2000.

7.2.6.5              Recruitment Committee shall constitute a Trial Committee shall be constituted to conduct trials of the candidates.

 

7.2.7        Trial Committee :

 

7.2.7.1              Trial Committee shall comprise of 3 members, nominated by the Recruitment Committee.

7.2.7.2              Three members of the Trial Committee shall be : a Coach of the respective game ( National/Railway/NIS qualified); a Senior International/National Level Player in the relevant discipline; and an Assistant Sports Officer. If any Railway/Unit does not have any coach/player at the level mentioned above, they may seek the assistance of the adjoining Railway/Unit.

7.2.7.3              The trial by the Trial Committee shall be conducted in the presence of all the members  of Trial committee and Recruitment committee.

7.2.7.4              Trial of candidate shall be conducted to assess his sports performance / suitability for the Railways.  Trial Committee shall give its recommendation in terms of either FIT or NOT FIT for consideration for next stage.

 

7.2.8             After trial, only the FIT candidates shall be considered for the next stage i.e. interview stage  by the Recruitment Committee.  Recruitment Committee shall take interviews and award the marks to the FIT candidates for their sports achievements, educational qualifications and general intelligence,  etc.

 

7.2.9             Interviews of the candidates shall invariably be held on the same day, just after trial or at most next day of the trial.

 

7.2.10         Distribution of Marks:

 

Recruitment Committee shall award the marks to the candidates during the Interview stage, as follows:

 

Marks

 

a)Assessment of  Sports achievements        :           80

b)Educational qualification                              :           10

c)General Intelligence/Personality etc.           :           10

———–

T o t a l                                              100

———–

 

7.2.11         Fee: The processing fee for recruitment of sportspersons in Group-C and Group-D, through Open Advertisement shall be equivalent to the examination fee as prescribed through RRBs, from time to time.

 

7.3       Medical Examination: The sportsperson [male/female] appointed through Talent Scouting or Open Advertisement, either for Group-C or Group-D, shall fulfill the minimum medical norms for the post for which he/she has been appointed.

 

8.FIXATION OF PAY

 

8.1                   Fixation of Pay on Recruitment through Talent Scouting:

 

8.1.1.           Zonal Railways/Production Units shall have powers to fix the pay of outstanding sportspersons, at  higher stage, at the  time of initial recruitment  keeping in view the following guidelines:

 

S.No.

Scale of Pay

[in Rs. ]

Fixation of Pay

Minimum Sports Achievements for Higher Grade and Higher Fixation of Pay

Group D

1[a] 2550-55-2660-60-3200

Rs. 2960

[7 increments]

Gold Medal winning performance at Sr. State Championship

OR

High Medal winning achievement

[b] 2610-60-3150-65-3540

Rs. 3090

[ 8 increments]

Group ‘C’

2[a] 3050-75-3950-80-4590

Rs.3425

[5 increments]

Gold Medal winning performance in Jr. National Champ.

OR

Gold  Medal winning performance in All India Inter-University Championship

Rs.3650

[8 increments]

Silver/Bronze Medal winning performance in Sr. National Championship

Rs.3875

[11 increments]

Gold Medal winning performance in Sr. National Championship

Rs.4350

[17 increments]

Gold Medal winning performance in Sr. National Championship

AND

Gold Medal winning performance in Jr. National Championship

[b] 3200-85-4900

Benefit of higher fixation be given with the same number of additional increments on the same performance as in the case of item No. 2[a], above.
3[a] 4000-100-6000

Rs.4400

[4 increments]

Consecutive medal winning performance in Sr. National Championships with at least one Gold Medal at one occasion

OR

At least 3rd position in any of the Sr/Jr International Championship of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3.

Rs.4700

[7 increments]

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr. National Championships

OR

At least 2nd position in any of the Sr./Jr. International Championship of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3.

Rs.5200

[12 increments]

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr. National Championships

AND

Participation in any of the Sr. International Championship of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

 

Rs.5700

[17 increments]

Gold medal winning performance in Sr. National Championships

AND

Medal winning performance in any of the Sr. International Championship of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

[b] 4500-125-7000

Rs.5000

[4 increments]

Both the Grades Rs.4000-100-6000 and Rs.4500-125-7000 are the next higher grades to the Grade Rs.3050-75-3950-80-4590.  Sportsperson can be recruited as Sr.T.C. [Rs.4000-100-6000] or as Sr. Clerk [Rs.4500-125-7000], keeping in view the request of the candidate and availability of vacancies.  Benefit of higher fixation be given with the same number of additional increments on the same performance as in the case of Item No. 3 [a], above.

 

Rs.5375

[7 increments]

Rs.6000

[12 increments]

Rs.6625

[17 increments]

 

8.1.2             As regards recruitment in intermediate grades, for which prior approval of the Railway Board is essential, the Railways/Production Units shall observe the following guidelines while sending their proposals to the Railway Board.

 

S.No.

Scale of Pay

[in Rs. ]

Fixation of Pay

Minimum Sports Achievements for Higher Grade and Higher Fixation of Pay

1[a] 4000-100-6000

Rs. 4400

[4 increments]

Benefit of higher fixation be given with the same number of additional increments on the same performance as mentioned above under Para 8.1.1/3[a].

Rs. 4700

[ 7 increments]

Rs.5200

[12 increments]

Rs.5700

[17 increments]

[b] 4500-125-7000

Benefit of higher fixation be given with the same number of additional increments on the same performance as mentioned above under Para 8.1.1/3[b].
2 5000-150-8000

Rs.5900

[6 increments]

Consecutive medal winning performance in Sr. International Championships of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

AND

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr National Championships

   

Rs.6500

[10 increments]

Consecutive medal winning performance in Sr. International Championships of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3, with at least one Gold Medal

AND

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr National Championships

3 5500-175-9000

Rs.5850

[2 increments]

Consecutive medal winning performance in Sr. International Championships of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

AND

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr National Championships

Rs. 6375

[5 increments]

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance  more than two occasions in Sr. International Championships of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

AND

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance in Sr National Championships

4 6500-200-10500

Rs.7500

[5 increments]

Consecutive Gold medal winning performance  more than three occasions in Sr. International Championships of Category-B, as mentioned in Para 3

OR

3rd position in Olympic Games [Category-A]

Rs.8100

[8 increments]

At least 2rd position in Olympic Games [Category-A]

 

8.2                 Fixation of Pay on Recruitment through Open Advertisement:

8.2.1          Normally, the fixation of pay of the sportspersons  recruited through Open Advertisement shall be at the minimum of the scale.

8.2.2          However, the Recruitment Committee can recommend fixation of pay at higher stage for the sportspersons having outstanding sports achievements, observing the same guidelines as mentioned above in the case of recruitment through Talent Scouting, in Para 8.1.1.

 

  1. 9.                      INCENTIVES

9.1                 Incentives To Sportspersons For Excellence In International Championships:

 

For Excellence in the International Championships [mentioned under Para 3], following number of additional increments may be granted by the Railways, on the advice of Railway Board :-

 

9.1.1.        Category-A [Olympic Games]: Grant of additional increments for medal winning performance shall be considered on merits on receipt of results.

9.1.2.        Category –B [Championships as mentioned under Para 3]:

Gold Medal                      –        3 increments

Silver Medal                     –        2 increments

Bronze Medal                            –        1 increment

 

9.1.3.        Category-C [Championships as mentioned under Para 3]

Gold Medal                            –        2 increments

Silver Medal/ Bronze Medal        –        1 increment

9.1.4.        In case, sportsperson winning more than one medal in the same championship, not more than five increments shall be given.

 

9.1.5.        These increments will, however, be in addition to those, if any, granted for the performance in National Championships.

 

9.1.6.        These increments shall take effect from the first day of the month following the concluding day of the Championship.

 

9.2                 Incentives to Sportspersons for Excellence at National Level:

 

Following number of additional increments may be granted by the Railways, on the advice of Railway  Board, for medal winning performance in National Championships:

 

9.2.1          Two increments for Gold medal winning performance.

9.2.2          One increment, if found justified for Silver or Bronze medal winning performance.

9.2.3          These increments shall take effect from the first day of the month following the concluding day of the Championship.

9.2.4          These increments shall be in addition to those, if any, granted on the performance in International Championships.

 

9.3                 Incentives to Coaches:

 

9.3.1          Performance of coaches shall be reviewed once in a financial year and one additional increment may be granted   to the coaches attached to Indian Railways teams who rendered exemplary service and contribute to the good performances of Indian Railways teams during the year.

9.3.2           This increment may be granted by the Railways / Units, on the advice of Railway Board.

9.3.3           The number of increments shall not exceed  five, as a coach, in service career.

9.3.4           For the performance during the current financial year, the additional increment  shall be granted from the 1st April of the following financial year.

9.3.5           This increment shall be in addition to those, if any, granted for the sports achievements as a player.

 

9.4.          Out-of-Turn Promotion:

9.4.1      First out of turn promotion:

First out of turn promotion, within Group-C, may be given to the outstanding sportspersons by the General Manager, subject to fulfilling the following criteria and acquiring  the sports achievements, after joining the Railways.

9.4.1.1           [i]  Sportsperson represented the country with medal winning performance in any of the International meets as defined in Category –A &B under Para3.

OR

[ii]      Sportsperson represented   Indian Railways in    the National    Championships on three occasions with medal winning performance in each championship within a period of five years.

 

9.4.1.2           Not more than one out-of-turn promotion to a sportsperson shall be given by the General Manager at Railway’s level.

9.4.1.3           As far as possible, the out-of-turn promotion shall be to a Grade,  where there is a direct recruitment quota.  However, where there is no provision of direct recruitment in the promotional grade, General Manager has discretion to create the special supernumerary post with matching surrender, for accommodating such promotion.

 

9.4.2      Second and Subsequent Out-of-Turn Promotion:

 

9.4.2.1           Second and subsequent out-of-turn promotion shall be granted by Railway Board, to the outstanding sportspersons, subject to acquiring the following sports achievements:

 

[i]       Represented the country with medal winning performance in any of the International Championships as defined in Category –A &B under Para3, after first/previous out-of-turn promotion.

OR

[ii]      Represented Indian Railways with medal winning performances on at three occasions in  the National    Championships, within a period five years after first/previous out-of-turn promotion.

 

9.4.2.2           Railway can forward the deserving  for second and subsequent promotion to Railway Board, after the recommendation of the General Manager.

 

9.4.3.                 The provisions of out-of-turn promotion as mentioned above shall be read along with  Para 9.6 [Note].

 

9.5             Promotion from Group-D to Group-C:

9.5.1      Sportspersons recruited in Group-D categories, may be considered for promotion to Group-C on  out-of-turn basis, subject to fulfilling the following criteria and acquiring the sports achievements after joining the Railways:

 

[i] Sportsperson acquiring the extant sports norms for recruitment  to Group-C.

OR

[ii] Represented Indian Railways in the National Championships on two occasions.

OR

[iiii ] Gold Medal winning performance in the Championships as mentioned in Category-C under Para 3.

 

9.5.2      Promotion from Group-D to Group-C shall not be considered as out-of-turn promotion, for the purpose of counting the number of out-of-turn promotions.  Similarly, for such promotion, the condition regarding minimum period of service in the existing grade, also need not be insisted upon.

9.5.3      The above provisions of promotion from Group-D to Group-C shall be read along with Para 9.6 [Note].

 

9.6.   NOTE [for Para 9.4 &9.5]:

 

[a]    If a sportsperson acquires the sports norms for out-of-turn promotion within Group-C or promotion from Group-D to Group-C, but does not possess the minimum educational qualification, the Railway Administration may recommend such promotion cases to Railway Board, for relaxation in the minimum educational qualification.  Depending upon the merit, such cases shall be considered by the Railway Board, with the proviso that sportsperson has to acquire the required minimum educational qualification, within a period of three years, from the date of such promotion.

 

[b]    If  the sportsperson promoted in accordance with Note[a] above, is not able to acquire the minimum educational qualification within three years, he would be reverted to the original grade.  However, in exceptional cases, where after such promotion, sportsperson continues to excel in the National Championships and/or participates in the International Championships mentioned in Para 3, case may be  referred to Board, after GM’s recommendation for extension in the time limit for acquiring the minimum educational qualification.

 

[c]    Out-of-turn promotion within Group-C or promotion from Group-D to Group-C to the sportspersons shall be given as soon as he/she fulfils the above mentioned criteria.  However, in order to ensure the benefit from sports achievements, if his/her junior in his/her cadre gets the promotion in the normal course within the period of one year from the date on which he/she fulfils the criteria for promotion on sports account, then the sportsperson is entitled to be considered for the next higher grade.  For calculation of one year period, the concluding day of the championship shall be taken into account.

[d]    For out-of-turn promotions within Group-C, sportsperson shall have completed three years in the existing grade.  However, relaxation in three years’ service  condition can be granted by Railway Board to the outstanding sportspersons.  Railway can forward the deserving cases for relaxation to Railway Board, after the recommendation of the General Manager.

 

[e]    In the case of out-of-turn promotions within Group-C or promotion from Group-D to Group-C, pay may be fixed at higher stage, taking into consideration the sports achievements and the present pay of the concerned sportsperson.  Criteria for higher fixation, in Group-C, shall be the same as mentioned in Para 8.1.1 & Para 8.1.2.  Higher fixation of pay shall be granted by the Railway Board.  Zonal Railways/Production Units can forward the deserving cases to the Railway Board, after the recommendation of the General Manager.

 

10.1        Maintenance of Recruitment Records: For maintenance of the papers relating to recruitment against sports quota, the guidelines prescribed for maintenance of records for recruitments  through RRBs may be adopted.

 

10.2        Railway Board shall have all the powers to modify/replace/delete any Para of this letter.

 

10.3        In very exceptional cases, the Railway Board shall have the powers to engage the sports specialists directly related to enhance the performance of team/players.

 

  1. These instructions issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railway, [Railway Board].

 

RBE No.86/2006                                                                                        

Bd’s lr No.E(NG)I-2004/PM5/8 dated 28.6.2006 ( RBE No.86/2006)

 

Sub: Avenue of promotion of Artisan Staff in Works department to the posts of Jr. Engineer(Works)II- Introduction of Inter Apprentice quota.

            As the Railways are aware on the demand of federation in the PNM-NFIR for improvement in the avenue of promotion of Artisan Staff subsequent to the upgradation of the posts of erstwhile supervisors as JE-II the erstwhile 7.5% LDCE quota in the category of JE(Works]-II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 was enhanced to 10% vide instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 14.7.2005 forwarding therewith ACS No.174 amending the Indian Railway Establishment Manual,Vol.I,1989. However, the federation have stated that this decision does not help in improving the promotional opportunities of Technicians in the Works Branch wherein staff with prescribed direct recruitment qualification for the post of JE(Works)-II are not available.  The federation have requested that either the scheme of Intermediate Apprentices in lieu of LDCE may be introduced in Works Branch as is already in vogue in Mechanical, Electrical and S&T departments or the eligibility against 25% quota earmarked for promotion by selection in the post of JE(Works)-II may be extended to the staff working as Technicians Gr.II & Gr.III.

 

2.         The matter has been reviewed by the Board who have decided as under:-

 

[i]   Inter-Apprentice quota may be introduced in lieu of existing 10% LDCE quota. However, since there may not be adequate staff in Skilled grades fulfilling the educational qualifications of ITI/Act Apprenticeship or 10+2 in Science Stream prescribed for Inter-Apprentice quota, to begin with the quota may be fixed at 15% instead of 25% or 20% in vogue in Mechanical/Electrical and S&T departments.

[ii] However, in view of implications involved it is not possible to allow Technicians Gr.II and Gr.III to appear in the Selection for promotion against 25% quota.

 

3.         Accordingly, the recruitment and promotion percentages in the category of JE(Works)-II will henceforth be as under:-

 

(i)                   60% plus shortfall, if any, against Inter-Apprentice quota in (ii) below by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;

 

(ii)                 15% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst staff in skilled grades in Works Branch having the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass or 10+2 in Science Stream with three years service in skilled grades and upper age limit not exceeding 45 years; and,

 

(iii)                25% by promotion by selection from amongst Sr.Technicians including Technicians Gr.I who may be senior to Sr.Technicians by virtue of operation of earlier scheme in which the post of Sr.Technician (erstwhile MCM) was treated as personal to incumbent. In the event of adequate number not being found from amongst these staff eligibility may be extended to cover other Technicians Gr.I also.

 

4.         Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I 1989 Edition should also be amended as per ACS No.186 enclosed.

 

IREM,VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION),CHAPTER-I,SECTION-‘B’ SUB-SECTION-III

RULES GOVERNING RECRUITMENT, TRAINING ETC

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No.186

Substitute the following for the existing clauses [i] [ii] & [iii] under sub-para [1] of para 145:-

 

(iv)                60% plus shortfall, if any, against Inter-Apprentice quota at (ii) below by direct recruitment through Railway Recruitment Boards;

 

(v)                  15% by induction of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst staff in skilled grades in Works Branch having the qualification of ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass or 10+2 in Science Stream with three years service in skilled grades and upper age limit not exceeding 45 years; and,

 

[iii]  25% by promotion by selection from amongst Sr.Technicians including Technicians Gr.I who may be senior to Sr.Technicians by virtue of operation of earlier scheme in which the post of Sr.Technician (erstwhile MCM) was treated as personal to incumbent. In the event of adequate number not being found from amongst these staff eligibility may be extended to cover other Technicians Gr.I also.

 

(Auth. Rly.Bd’s Lr.NoE(NG)I-2004/PM5/8 dt.14.7.2005 and 28.6.2006)

 

 

  Bd’s lr No. E[NG]II/2005/RR-1/8 dated 29-06-2006  

Sub: Recruitment to Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts on the Railways – Adherence to prescribed qualification in recruitment from open market.

 

Instances have come to the notice of this office that for the posts on the Railways where the prescribed qualification is a Degree / Diploma in Engineering or ITI /Act Apprenticeship in relevant trade, candidates in possession of qualification other than the prescribed one i.e. in related or allied subject are getting chances to appear in the written test due to the relaxed practice of scrutiny adopted by Railway Recruitment Board[s].  This is leading to unnecessary litigation when candidature of such candidates after getting through in the written test is cancelled on the ground of not possessing  the prescribed qualification.

 

This office has taken a serious note of the situation and it is advised that no change/modification in the prescribed qualification is allowed.  Only candidates in possession of qualification in line with qualification prescribed by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] shall be allowed to take the examination and the candidates possessing allied or related qualification should not be allowed to take written examination and their application should be rejected at the time of initial scrutiny.

 

Also, Zonal Railways / Production Units are directed to ensure that indents for Group ‘C’ posts shall be placed with Railway Recruitment Boards strictly mentioning the qualification in line with qualification prescribed by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

 

The aforesaid instructions shall be adhered to strictly and any deviation from these instructions will be viewed seriously. 

 

RBE No.81/2006                                                                                        

Bd’s lr No. E(W)2006ED-2/1 dated 7.7.2006  ( RBE No.81/2006)

 

    Sub: Railway Subsidised Hostels – Revision of rates of recovery.

 

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(W)98/ED-2/11 dated 30-3-2001.

            In partial modification of the instructions contained in their letter No.E(W)53/ED1/3 Pt.A Dated 19.8.58 as amended from time to time, the Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board) have decided that the existing rates of recovery communicated vide Board’s letter under reference be revised as under:-

Pay ranges in Revised Scales Rates of boarding charges recoverable per month from each border.
A.  Upto Rs.3300/- p.m

Rs.100/-

B.  Rs.3301 to Rs.4400/- p.m

Rs.150/-

C.  Rs.4401 to 5500/-

Rs.225/-

D.  Rs.5501 and above

Rs.360/-

 

2.         The existing rate of Rs.25/- per Boarder for the catering items is revised as Rs.30/- per Boarder.

 

3.         The revised orders will be effective from 1.4.06  and will be in force for a period of 5 years i.e., upto 31.3.2011.

 

 

RBE No. 87/2006

Bd’s lr No. E[W]9 UN1/19 dated 10-07-06 ( RBE No. 87/2006)

 

Sub: Issue of uniform and other accessories to

       Gangmen( Trackmen), Keymen, Mates and

       Patrolmen.

            In terms of Uniform Circular No.3 of 2005 issued vide Board’s letter of even no. dt. 27.12.2005 revised yardstick has been issued for the uniform and other accessories to Gangmen (Trackmen), Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen. It has come to the notice of Board that while issuing these instructions, two categories i.e. Gatemen and Trolleymen have inadvertently been left out even though the recommendation of the Uniform Committee as conveyed vide Board’s letter dt. 27.12.05 is also applicable to them. It has, therefore, been decided that the instructions issued vide Board’s letter of even no. dt. 27.12.2005 will also be applicable to Gatemen and Trolleymen.

 

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

RBE No.  89/2006

Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-90/PM7/34/Vol.III dated 10.7.2006 (RBE No.  89/2006)

 

Sub:  Filling up the posts of Asstt. Loco Pilots ( Diesel/Elec) in the

         pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 earmarked for lateral induction

        from maintenance staff of Diesel & Electric Loco Sheds.

            Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 2.12.2005 regarding holding regular selections for filling up the promotion quota posts in the category of Asstt. Loco Pilots ( Diesel/Elec) on yearly basis to ensure inter alia that maintenance staff of Diesel/Elec. Sheds do not become over-aged and rendered ineligible on that account.

 

2.         The matter came up for discussion in the last PNM-NFIR meeting held on 19-20/2006/2006 when the federation pointed out that even though six months have passed since the issue of above letter no selections have been held by the Zonal Railways. The federation also desired that the instructions should be reiterated for holding timely selections. The instructions are accordingly reiterated for strict compliance. A Division-wise report indicating the number of selections held/notified for filling up promotion quota posts in the category of Assistant Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elec.) after the issue of above instructions should also be furnished so as to reach this Ministry by 31.7.2006 positively.

 

 

RBE No.91/2006

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/RC-1/Genl./4 dtd. 11-07-2006    (RBE No.91/2006)

 

Sub: Appointment  of adopted sons/daughters on compassionate grounds.

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Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways [Railway Board’s] letter No. E[NG]II/86/RC-1/1/Policy dated 20-05-88 regarding appointment of adopted sons/ daughters on compassionate grounds.

 

2.         A demand has been tabled by the staff side in the PNM/AIRF [Item No. 15/2006] regarding the anomaly created due to stipulation made in para 3 of Board’s letter  ibid.

 

3.         The matter has been considered and it has been decided that para 3 of Board’s letter ibid be substituted by Section 11 of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956. Further, while examining the question regarding validity of adoption, Railways / PUs are to take into consideration the other related provisions of the Act such as those contained in Section 10 imposing certain restrictions on the adoption.

 

Extracts of Section 10 and 11 of the Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, 1956 [78 of 1956] are reproduced hereunder :-

 

Section 10 : Persons who may be adopted- No person shall be capable of being taken in adoption unless the following conditions are fulfilled, namely :-

i)                    he or she is a Hindu ;

ii)                   he or she has not already been adopted ;

iii)                 he or she has not been married, unless there is a custom or usage   applicable to the parties which permits persons who are married being taken in adoption.

iv)                 he or she has not completed the age of fifteen years unless there is a custom or usage applicable to the parties which permits persons who have completed the age of fifteen years being taken in adoption.

 

Section 11 : Other conditions for a valid adoption – In every adoption, the following conditions must be complied with-

 

i)   if the adoption is of a son, the adoptive father or mother by whom the adoption is made must not have a Hindu son, son’s son or son’s son’s son [whether by legitimate blood relationship or by adoption] living at the time of adoption ;

 

ii)  if the adoption is of a daughter, the adoptive father or mother by whom the adoption is made must not have a Hindu daughter or son’s daughter (whether by legitimate blood relationship or by adoption) living at the time of adoption ;

iii) if the adoption is by a male and the person to be adopted is a female, the adoptive father is at least twenty one years older than the person to be adopted ;

iv) if the adoption is by a female and the person to be adopted is a male, the adoptive mother is at least twenty one years older than the person to be adopted ;

v)  the same child may not be adopted simultaneously by two or more persons;

vi)                 the child to be adopted must be actually given and taken in adoption by the parents or guardian concerned or under their authority with intent to transfer the child from the family of its birth or in the case of an abandoned child or a child whose parentage is not known, from the place or family where it has been brought up to the family of its adoption;

 

Provided that the performance of datta homam shall not be essential to the validity of an adoption.

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/86/RC-1/1 Policy dated 20-05-1988 circulated under CPO/SC’s letter No. P[SC]268/Policy/IV dated 20-06-1988.

 

Sub: Appointment of adopted sons/ daughters on compassionate grounds.

 

In terms of para II of instructions contained in Para II of Board’s letter No. E[NG]III/78/RC-1/1  dated 7-04-1983, son/daughter/widow/widower of the employees are eligible to be appointed on compassionate grounds in the circumstances in which such appointments are permissible.

 

2.         A question has been raised whether adopted sons/daughters are eligible to be considered for compassionate   appointment.  The matter has been considered and the Board have decided that an adopted son/ adopted daughter will also be eligible to be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds [ in circumstances in which such compassionate appointment is permissible] in case all the following conditions are satisfied.

 

i]      There is satisfactory proof of adoption valid legally.

ii]     The adoption is legally recognized under the personal law governing the railway servant

iii]    The legal adoption process has been completed and has become valid before the date of death / medical decategorisation / medical incapacitation [ as the case may be] of the ex-employee.

 

3.         For example, it may be noted that under Section 11 of Hindu Adoption and Maintenance Act, adoption can be made only if adopted father or mother by whom the adoption is made does not have a Hindu  son or daughter, whether by legitimate blood relationship or by adoption living at the time of adoption.

 

  1. Past cases dealt with otherwise need not be reopened.

 

RBE No. 90/2006                                                                                                                           

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005 QR1-11 dated 10-07-06      (RBE No. 90/2006)

 

Sub:  Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway officers / staff on deputation to IRCON exclusively for Laole-Quazigund  Section of the Railway line  [ Udhampur to Baramulla], and actually serving in that area with Headquarters at the Project site.

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IRCON International Ltd. who have been entrusted with the constructions of Laole-Quazigund  portion of  Udhampur  Srinagar- Baramulla Rail Link [USBRL] Project, have requested Railway Board for grant of permission to retain Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway officers / staff who are on deputation to IRCON and are posted at the Project Site  [Laole-Quazigund  Section ],  at par with other staff on deputation to IRCON for the Quazigund  – Baramulla Project.

 

Railway Board in  their Meeting held on 10-05-2006 have considered the request of IRCON and decided to permit retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Railway employees who are on deputation to IRCON exclusively for Laole-Quazigund  portion of  Udhampur  Srinagar  Baramulla Link Project [Katra – Laole portion]  and actually serving in the area of Project site  with Headquarters there during the period  they are posted at the project site or the completion of the Project, whichever is earlier, at par with the permission granted to deputationist Railway officers/ staff posted to the Quazigund-Baramulla project site in terms of letter No. E[G]2002 RN5-3 dated 03-07-02.

 

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

RBE No.88/2006                                                                            

Board’s letter No. E[G]2005QR1-13 dated 06-07-06    (RBE No.88/2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation by staff of Railway Audit Department in the event of transfer from one place to another necessitating change of residence.

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Ministry of Railways have reviewed the instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation by staff of Railway Audit Department in the event of transfer from one place to another necessitating change of residence contained in para 1.5 of Annexure of Railway Board’s letter No. E[G] 85 QR1-9 dated 15-1-90 and letter No. E[G] 2005 QR1-13 dated    06-03-06.  In supersession  of the above instructions it has been decided that since the staff of Railway Audit Department also encounter the same difficulties of dislocation on transfer from one place to another and have to apply to the same Quarter Controlling Authorities for allotment of Railway accommodation as the Railway employees, staff of Railway Audit Department may be extended similar facilities for retention of Railway accommodation in the event of transfer necessitating change of residence as extended to Railway employees as per para 1 of Board’s letter No. E[G] 2000 QR1-23 dated 01-06-01.  Accordingly, the following provision is added as item [d] under para 1 of Board’s letter No. E[G] 2000 QR1-23 dated    01-06-01 and may be deemed to be part of the instructions from that date:

 

“[d] These instructions will also be applicable to the employees of Railway Audit Department in allotment and occupation of Railway accommodation.”

 

Further, instructions issued from time to time pertaining to retention of Railway accommodation by Railway employees in the event of posting to new Zones/Divisions shall also be applicable to the employees of Railway Audit Department.

 

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

 

RBE No.92/2006

   Board’s letter No. F[E]I/2006/AL-28/4 dated 19-07-2006 (RBE No.92/2006)

 

Sub:  Air Travel by Government Servants within India

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In partial modification of para 3 of Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 7[2]/E.Cord./2005 dated 23-11-2005, circulated vide Board’s letter No. 2005-B-260 dated 14-12-2005, a copy of Ministry of Finance [Department of Expenditure]’s OM No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24-3-2006 regarding air travel by Government servants within India is sent herewith for information and guidance.

 

Copy of Ministry of Finance [Department of Expenditure]E.IV Branch’s OM No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24-3-2006

 

Sub:  Air Travel by Government Servants within India

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          The existing instructions on travel by air by Government servants during official visits within India provide that air travel is permissible by the National Carriers viz. Indian Airlines and Air India in ordinary circumstances.  Department of Expenditure OM No. 19036/8/95-E.IV dated 4th December, 1997 and OM No. 19036/8/95-99/E.IV dated 20th August, 1999 refer in the matter.

 

2.         Department of Expenditure OM No. 7[2]/E.Cord/2005 dated November,  23, 2005 regarding ‘Budget / Expenditure Management: Economy measures rationalization of expenditure, and measures for augmentation of revenues’,  Inter alia, provides that:-

“3.       The air travel, both domestic and overseas, on official account would now be permissible on airlines other than Air India/Indian Airlines also, provided the criteria for selecting the alternative airline for official travel are based on better and more competitive prices being offered by the other airlines.  Various incentive schemes and concessional fares offered by Air India / Indian Airlines will also be fully utilized to ensure utmost economy in air travel.”

 

3.         The following guidelines are being issued accordingly to take advantage of the increasing competition and the air travel schemes of various airlines offering significant discounts on normal fares, in order to enable economy in undertaking air travel, without in any way taking away the existing entitlements:-

 

i]          The basic criteria for selecting airlines other than Indian Airlines / Air India would be better and more competitive prices being offered by the other airlines.

 

ii]          Various incentive schemes and concessional fares offered by Indian Airlines / Air India will also be fully utilized.

 

iii]         Each officer who is undertaking domestic travel by air, within his entitled class, should endeavour to take advantage of the concessions being provided by the airlines, to effect possible savings vis-à-vis the normal fares.

 

iv]         Officers should try to make their bookings in advance to the extent possible, so that benefits of discounted fares can be obtained.  However, the official work should not be deferred because discounted fares are not available.

 

v]          Under no circumstances, should the fare exceed the normal fare of the entitled class offered by Indian Airlines / Air India or their subsidiaries.

 

vi]         Individual officers are encouraged to make bookings through the internet.  It would require a credit card through which payments can be made.  Reimbursement of service charge expenses on such credit card would be permissible.

 

vii]        Schemes offered by airlines which are co-branded with the credit cards can also be availed.  However, this would need one time prior approval of the concerned Financial Adviser / Competent Authority for obtaining and utilizing such credit card.

 

viii]        Wherever the officer seeks to utilize the service of travel agents, it should be limited to M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company and M/s Ashok travels and Tours.  The above agencies would also ensure that procurement of tickets is made on best available bargain across all airlines.

 

4.         These guidelines are issued in partial modification of any other existing orders on the subject and would apply to domestic air travel only.  The guidelines for air travel abroad will be issued separately.

 

5.         All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India re requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.

 

RRCB No. 13/2006               

Board’s letter No. E[RRB]2006/25/14 dated 18-07-06 (RBE No. 93/2006] [RRCB No. 13/2006]

 

Sub:  Jurisdiction of various RRBs.

Ref:   i]  Board’s letters No. E[RRB]2002/25/40 dated 28-03-03 [RRCB No. 8/03] & dated 18-08-04 [RRCB No. 12/04]

ii]  Board’s letter No. 99/E[RRB]25/11 dated 08-05-03 [RRCB No. 09/03]

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            In partial modification of their letters referred above, Board have decided that revised jurisdiction of Railway Recruitment Boards for Group ‘C’  recruitment will be as under:

S.No. RRB Railway Divisions/PUs
1 Malda Eastern

South Eastern

Northeast Frontier

Malda  & Asansol Divisions

Adra Divison

Alipurduar Division

CLW /Chittaranjan

2. Kolkata Eastern

 

South Eastern

 

HQ Office of Eastern Railway,  Howrah, & Sealdah divisions

HQ Office of S.E.Railway and Kharagpur  Division

Metro Railway

3 Chennai Southern

 

 

HQ Office of Southern Railway,  Chennai, & Thrichchirapali Divisions

 

ICF

4 Trivandrum Southern Palghat,  Thruvananthapuram & Madurai  Divisions
5. Chandigarh Northern

 

HQ Office of Northern Railway, Delhi & Ambala Divisions
6. Jammu Northern

 

Ferozepur Division

RCF/ Kapurthala,

DMW/Patiala.

 

2.         Requisite staff may be provided to RRBs / Malda and Trivandrum for taking up additional work by re-allocation of staff from RRBs / Kolkatta and Chennai respectively.

 

3.         Chief Personnel Officers/  Eastern, Southern and Northern Railways are requested to take necessary action on para 2 above in consultation with the Chairmen of the concerned RRBs.

 

RBE No.96/2006    

   Board’s letter No. PC-V/2006/PNM/NFIR/3 dated 20-07-06  (RBE No.96/2006)

 

Sub: Option for Outdoor Medical Facilities to the newly enrolled RELHS-97 beneficiaries – clarification.

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Some Railway pensioners who were drawing Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs.100/- per month have enrolled themselves as beneficiaries of RELHS by availing the opportunity which was extended to them in terms of Railway Board’s letter No. 2003/H/281/1/RELHS dated 28-1-2005.  In the PNM Meeting with NFIR, the Staff side has pointed out that such newly enrolled members of RELHS are not being allowed to opt for Outdoor Medical Facilities since they had already opted for Fixed Medial Allowance of Rs.100/- per month.

 

2.         The matter has been examined and it has been decided that the new entrants in the RELHS-97 should be allowed option to switch over from claiming Fixed Medical Allowance to availing OPD facilities. This would naturally, lead to their becoming ineligible for FMA.  This option may not be reckoned as one-time change of option.

RBE No.94/2006

  Board’s Notification No.E[D&A]2004/RG6-8 dated 18-07-06[RBE No.94/2006)

 

[To be published in Part II, Section3, Sub-section[i] of the Gazette of India]

NOTIFICATION

            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] [Amendment] Rules, 2006.

2]         They shall come into force on the expiry of ninety days from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

 

  1. In the Railway Servants [Discipline and Appeal Rules], 1968, in rule 5, after sub-rule [5], the following sub-rules shall be added, namely:

 

[6]        Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-rule 5, an order of suspension made or deemed to have been made under sub-rule [1] or sub-rule [2] of this rule shall not be valid after a period of ninety days unless it is extended after review in the manner provided in sub-rule [7] of this rule, for a further period before expiry of ninety days.

 

[7]        The review of an order of suspension shall be done by the authority which is competent to modify or revoke  the suspension , on the recommendation of the review committee constituted for the purpose, and such competent authority shall pass orders either extending or revoking the suspension before expiry of ninety days from the  date of order of suspension.  Subsequent reviews shall be made before expiry of the extended period of suspension. Extension of suspension shall not be for a period exceeding one hundred and eighty days at a time.”

 

Sd/-                                                                                                                         Secretary, Railway Board.

 

Note: Principal rules  were published in the Gazette of India in Part II, Section 3, subsection [ii], vide Notification No. E[D&A]66/RG6-9 dated 22nd August, 1968 vide number S.O. 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

GSR / 195

11-06-2005

53 E[D&A]98/RG6-52 23-06-2005

GSR 226

09-07-2005

 

RBE No.95/2006                                                                                                                

Board’s letter No. E[D&A] 2004/RG6-8  dated 19-07-06    (RBE No.95 /2006)

 

 

Sub: Suspension of  Railway Servants – Review of –      Instructions reg.

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Rule 5 of RS[D&A] Rules, 1968 has been amended vide Notification of even number dated 18-07-2006 to provide that an order of suspension made or deemed to have been made under sub-rule [1] or [2] of this Rule, unless revoked before expiry of 90 days, shall be reviewed by the competent authority on the recommendation of the Review Committee constituted for the purpose.  It is also being provided in the Rules that an order of suspension made or deemed to have been made under sub-rule [1] or [2] of  Rule 5 shall not be valid after 90 days unless it is extended after review for a further period  before the expiry of 90 days.  Such extension of suspension shall be for a period not exceeding  180 days at a time.

 

2.         It is therefore  necessary to constitute  Review Committee[s] to review the suspension cases.  The composition of Review Committee[s] may be as follows:

 

i]      The committee will ordinarily be constituted by the appellate authority and would comprise of the suspending authority and two officials not lower in rank than the suspending authority.  However, an authority higher than the suspending authority, including  the revisionary authority, may also constitute the committee.  The committee will submit its recommendation to the authority which constituted the committee who will then take a decision in the matter;

 

ii]     Where General Manager or an officer of equivalent rank or Director of a Centralised Training Institute or Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board or Head of any other organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways is the suspending authority, the review committee shall be constituted by the Railway Board [Functional Member] and would comprise of the suspending  authority and two other officers from the Railway Board who are not lower in rank than the suspending authority.  However, keeping in view the fact that the offices of the Zonal Railways, Training Institutes, Railway Recruitment Boards, etc., and that of the Railway Board being far away from each and the sensitive and important duties being shouldered by the Suspending Authority and other Members of the Committee, it may not be possible for them to meet jointly. Thus, where the General Manager or officer of equivalent rank or Director of  Centralised Training Institute or Chairman of Railway Recruitment Board or Head of any other organization under the administrative control of the Ministry of Railways is the Suspending Authority, that authority may submit his recommendation to the Railway Board [the Functional Member] who, after considering the same, alongwith the recommendations of the other two members shall take a decision in the matter.

 

iii]   Where Board is the suspending authority, the President will constitute the committee consisting of three Board Members including the Board Member who suspended the officer.  The committee will submit its recommendation to the President for taking a decision;

 

iv]   Where President is the suspending authority, the President will constitute the committee consisting  of three Board Members including  the functional Board Member i.e. on the lines similar to item [iii] above.

 

3.        The Review Committee may take a view regarding revocation/ continuation of the suspension keeping in view the facts and circumstances of the case and also taking into account that unduly long suspension, while putting the employee concerned to undue  hardship, involve payment of subsistence allowance without the employee performing any useful service to the Government and make its recommendation.  Without prejudice to the  foregoing, if the officer has been under suspension for one year without any charges being filed in a court of law or no charge-memo has been issued in a departmental inquiry, the suspension shall ordinarily be revoked without prejudice to the case[s] against him.  However, in case the official is in police / judicial custody or is accused of a serious crime or a matter involving  national security, the Review Committee may recommend the continuation of the suspension of the official concerned.

 

4.        Please ensure that the above instructions are brought to the notice of all concerned and necessary Review Committees are constituted accordingly.  It may also be impressed upon all concerned that lapsing of any suspension order on account of failure to review the same will be viewed seriously.  Onus will be on the Suspending  Authority to take a view regarding the suspension and if it is not proposed to revoke the suspension, to forward the necessary papers to the competent authority well before the expiry of ninety days from the date of suspension, for further action in terms of provisions of sub-rule[6] and sub-rule[7] of Rule 5 of RS[D&A] Rules, 1968.

 

RBE No.97/2006   

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/07 dated 20-07-2006 (RBE No.97 /2006)

 

Sub:  Promotion of running staff to Group ‘B’ posts.

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During discussions in the last PNM meeting with NFIR, the Federation has brought to the notice of the Board that on many Railways, Drivers and Guards are not being considered eligible for promotion to the Group ‘B’ posts of AME/AEE/AOM and are, therefore, not being included at all in the integrated seniority lists prepared by the Railways for 70% selection to the aforesaid posts.

 

2.0       Board, therefore, desires to clarify, in continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 2-06-06, that since Drivers and Guards are eligible for promotion to the concerned Group ‘B’ posts mentioned above in terms of the Recruitment Rules for these posts, Drivers and Guards should be included in the integrated seniority lists prepared by the Railways for 70% selection to the Group ‘B’ posts of AME/AEE/AOM.

 

RBE No.99/2006                                                                                                                

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/CFP/9 dated 27-07-2006 (RBE No.99 /2006)

 

Sub:  Counting of service in the old unit/cadre on request  transfer for the purpose of qualifying service for promotion in new unit/cadre

 

Reference instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/5 dated 21-03-2006.  In para 3[ii] of these instructions, it has been stipulated that the benefit of counting of service at para 3[i] of this letter will be applicable only in those cases where the staff join the new unit on request transfer in the same category of posts.

 

  1. In the PNM/NFIR meeting with Board held on 19th /20th June, 2006, the federation pointed out that a Group ‘D’ employee i.e Khalasi when goes on request transfer to another post i.e. Commercial Porter, the service rendered by him in the old unit will not be reckoned for determining the eligibility for selection from Group ‘D’  to Group ‘C’ as Ticket Collectors, Office Clerks, Commercial Clerks, etc. in terms of Para 3[ii] of Board’s letter dated 21-03-2006.  As the 33-1/3% promotion quota vacancies in Group ‘C’  i.e. Office Clerks, Ticket Collectors, Commercial Clerks etc are filled through selection from amongst those Group ‘D’ employees who volunteer for the said posts, the service  rendered by Group ‘D’ staff in the old unit should be reckoned for determining their eligibility.  It has thus, been requested by the Federation to review para 3[ii] of Ministry’s letter dated  21-3-2006 mentioned above to facilitate reckoning  the service rendered in the old unit for the purpose of determining the eligibility for promotion from Group ‘D’ to ‘C’.

3.         The matter has accordingly been considered by the Board and it is clarified that in case of own request transfer, the service rendered in the old unit will count for the purpose of qualifying service for promotion in new unit provided:

i]      he is otherwise eligible to be considered for the selection to Group ‘C’ posts as per the  extant rules; and

 

ii]     the category in which he was working in the old unit is an eligible category for the selection/ post in the new unit also.

 

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/SB/8 dated 25-07-2006 .

Sub:  Substitutes

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During the discussion held with Staff side in the PNM/NFIR on the 19th & 20th  June, 2006 on the issue of regularization of Substitute, it has been observed that Board’s instructions issued vide letter No. E[NG]II/90/SB/Master Circular dated 29-1-1991, are not being properly followed by the Railways.

 

2.         Accordingly, the Board have desired that Railways should adhere to the following instructions strictly as laid down in Master Circular dated 29-01-1991 on the issue of ‘Substitutes’ :

Sub-para 4.1 – Substitutes engaged should be paid regular scales of pay and allowances admissible to the post against which they have been appointed irrespective of the nature or duration of the vacancy.

 

Sub-para 4.2 – They should be allowed all the rights and privileges as are  admissible to temporary Railway employees on completion of four months continuous service.

 

Sub-para 4.3 – Substitute school teachers may, however, be afforded temporary status after they have put in continuous service of three months.  Their services to be treated as continuous for all purposes except seniority on their eventual absorption against regular posts after selection.

Sub-para 4.4 –          The conferment of temporary status after completion of four months continuous service in the case of others and three months continuous service in the case of substitute teachers mentioned  in paras 4.2 and 3 above does not entitle them to automatic absorption / appointment to Railway service unless they are selected in the approved manner for appointment or absorption to regular posts.

 

Para 6 – The date of appointment of a substitute to be recorded in the service book against the column ‘Date of appointment’  should be the date on which he/she attains temporary status after a continuous service of four months if the  same is followed by his / her regular absorption.  Otherwise, it should be the date on which he / she is regularly appointed / absorbed.  This applies to substitute teachers also who attain the temporary status after a continuous service of three months only.

 

  Board’s letter No. 2004-E[SCT]I/49/11 dtd. 26-07-2006 

 

Sub: Reservation in up-gradation due to restructuring – Challenge to para 14 of Railway Board’s Circular  dated 09-10-2003

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In an Interlocutory application filed before the Apex court praying for grant of stay against contempt proceedings arising out of non implementation of CAT/Court orders in regard to applicability/non applicability of reservation in restructuring  / upgradation of posts in the matter of Union of India Vs. Pushpa Rani and others in which, Hon’ble Apex Court has granted leave vide its order 14-11-2005, the Apex Court on hearing the matter was pleased to grant stay on Contempt proceedings vide order dated 14-7-2006.  A copy of the order is enclosed herewith.

 

The Hon’ble Tribunals / Courts may accordingly be apprised of the Apex Court’s order in case contempt proceedings are pending or initiated.  Action taken may be advised.

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        SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS

I.A. No.14 IN CIVIL APPEAL No[s] 6934-6946 OF 2005

 

UNION OF INDIA                                                                      Appellant[s]

 

VERSUS

PUSHPA RANI & ORS                                                            Respondent[s]

 

[For ad-interim ex-parte stay and office report]

 

Date: 14/07/2006 : These Appeals were called on for hearing today.

 

CORAM:

 

            HON’BLE Dr. JUSTICE AR. LAKSHMANAN

            HON’BLE  JUSTICE P.K. BALASUBRAMANYAN

 

For Appellant[s]          Mr. A. Sharan A.S.G.

Ms. Sunita Sharma, Adv.

Ms. Kiran Bhardwaj, Adv.

Mr. D.S. Mehra, Adv.

Mr. B. Krishna Prasad, Adv.

 

For Respondent[s]       Mr. H.D. Thanvi, Adv.

Ms. Pratibha Jain, Adv.

 

UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following

 

ORDER

   There shall be stay of Contempt proceedings until further orders.

 

sd/-                                                                                 sd/-

[A.D. Sharma]                                                                [Phoolan Nati Arora]

Court Master                                                                  Court Master

 

RBE No. 104/2006                                                                                                                                                                                     

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/RE-3/9 dated 31-07-2006 (RBE No. 104/2006)

 

Sub:The Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995 – Absorption of disabled / medically decategorised staff in alternative employment

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In terms of the revised scheme of absorption of disabled /medically decategorised staff in alternative employment effective from 07-02-1996, the absorption should be in the same scale of pay in which the employee was working on regular basis at the time of his medical decategorisation.  It has been brought to the notice of this Ministry that while a senior employee decategorised before coming into force of the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995, was absorbed in an alternative post carrying scale of pay lower than that in which he was working on regular basis at the time of decategorisation, a junior employee decategorised after coming into force of the Act was absorbed in an alternative post carrying same scale of pay in which he was working on regular basis at the time of decategorisation.  This has created an anomalous situation of a senior working in lower grade and a junior working in higher grade in alternative posts after medical decategorisation.  This kind of an anomaly is more pronounced in cases  where the senior and the junior belonged to the same department / cadre before decategorisation and are absorbed in the same department / cadre  after decategorisation.

 

2.         The Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter.  It has been decided that General Managers, on representation, may review cases of senior employees who on medical decategorisation were absorbed in posts carrying scale of pay lower than the scale of pay in which they were working on regular basis at the time of medical decategorisation before coming into force of the Act with reference to absorption of their juniors in the same grade under the provisions of the Act.  This may, however, be subject to the condition that both senior and junior should belong to the same Department/cadre/ category/grade before  medical decategorisation and are also absorbed in the same Department  in the same cadre/category.  In such cases, while the actual monetary benefit  to the senior, as a result of  review, may accrue with effect from the date of absorption  in the appropriate higher grade, proforma benefit may be allowed with effect from the date of absorption of the junior on or after 07-02-96, with reference to whose absorption the senior’s case is reviewed.

 

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

 

RBE No. 101/2006                                                                                                                                                                                     

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/6/10 dated 31-07-06 (RBE No. 101/2006)

 

Sub: Reservation of 3% seats for ex-servicemen,  their children and children of armed force personnel.

Please find enclosed a copy of letter No. DGET-23[2]/87.AP dated 26-03-87 issued by the Directorate General of Employment & Training for reservation of 3% for

 

1]        Children of deceased/disabled Ex-servicemen including those killed / disabled during peace time.

2]        Children of Ex-servicemen

3]        Children of Serving Jawans

4]        Children of Serving Officers

5]        Ex-servicemen.

 

The same may be implemented whenever Apprentices are trained under the Apprentices Act, 1961.

 

Copy of letter No. DGET-23[2]/87.AP dated 26-03-87 issued by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour

 

Sub: Follow up action on item No. 10 of the minutes of the 19th meeting of CAC – Reservation of seats for the Children of Armed Forces Personnel  under the Apprenticeship Training Scheme.

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            I am directed to invite your attention to item No. 10 of the minutes of the 19th meeting of CAC on the above subject and to say that the decision of the CAC may kindly be implemented in your Region/State/UT and ensure  that 3% reservation for ex-servicemen, their children and children of the Armed Forces Personnel be made as per details mentioned below, for the engagement of apprentices, under the Apprenticeship Training Scheme by all the concerned undertakings / establishments:

 

1]         Children of deceased/disabled Ex-servicemen including those killed / disabled during peace time.

2]         Children of Ex-servicemen

3]         Children of Serving Jawans

4]         Children of Serving Officers

5]         Ex-servicemen.

 

 

RBE No.107/2006                                                                                                                          

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2002/RR-1/57 dated 04-08-2006  (RBE No.107 /2006)

 

Sub:  Treatment  of Certificate Course in Medical Lab. Technology at par with Diploma in Medical Lab Technology.

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Please refer to the instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[NG]II-2001/RR-1/20 dated 12-11-2001 [RBE No. 225/2001]  prescribing the qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma  in Medical Lab. Technology [DMLT] for direct recruitment to the posts of Lab Assistant Grade-II in the pay scale of Rs.3,200-4,900.

 

A demand from All India Railwaymen’s Federation [AIRF] for treating Certificate Course in Lab Technology equivalent to Diploma Course in Medical Lab. Technology has been under consideration of this Ministry.  After detailed examination of the matter in consultation with Health Directorate of this Ministry and deliberations in the PNM meeting with AIRF, it has now been decided to treat Certificate Course in Medical Lab. Technology at par with Diploma in Medical Lab. Technology [DMLT] subject to the fulfillment of the underlying conditions:

 

[i]     The course has been done from an Institution which is recognized by a University or the Technical Board of Government / State Government / Central Government Authority.

 

[ii]    The duration of the course is at least one year.

 

[iii]   During the course the candidate should have done the training on full time basis.

 

[iv]   At  the end of the course, there should be a system of examination which  has been  successfully passed by the candidate.

 

 

RBA  No. 39/2006                                                                                                                          

   Board’s letter No. 2004/AC-II/21/1 dated 01-08-06     (RBA  No. 39 /2006)

 

 

Sub:    New Pension System.

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While implementing the New Pension System (NPS), Zonal Railways have sought clarifications on various issues.  These issues have been examined in Board’s office in consultation with the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, the nodal Department of the Government on NPS.  The clarifications on certain issues as received from the Department of Economic Affairs are mentioned below, for information and necessary action.

S.No. Queries Replies/Comments
1. The procedure for calculation of interest on the credit balance of the employees and Government contribution. As per advice of the Department of Expenditure, the same method as used for computing interest on GPF may be used.
2. Whether retirement gratuity is available to the employee covered under NPS? Payment of gratuity to Railway retirees is made under Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993.  The provisions of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993 are no more applicable to new entrants to Railway services with effect from 1st January, 2004 after amendments made in the Railway Services (Pension) Rules 1993 vide Notification No.F[E]III/2003/PNI/38 (Amendment) dated 30.12.2003.
3. What benefits will he/she get in the event of death in service? The deceased employee’s own contribution plus Government’s contribution plus interest @ 8% p.a. on both may be paid to the legal heirs immediately.
4. Whether (both Government and employee’s) contributions towards Tier-I are taken as income for the purpose of Income Tax or it will be exempted? The Tax treatment of the NPS in respect of Central Government was provided for in the Budget 2004-05.  The universally accepted formula of EET (Exempt, Exempt, Tax) has been adopted, that is, the contributions will be excluded from income for tax purposes.  The accruals will also be exempt from tax; and only the terminal benefits will be taxed at the applicable rate in the year of receipt.
5. Can any individual continue to contribute under Tier-I even after the age of 60 years? Yes. However, in case of Government employees, the government’s contribution will cease when the employee reaches the age of 60 years.
6. As per Scheme the accumulation to fund are payable to spouse/dependent/parents in the event of death during interim period.  It would imply that no investment would be regulated in such cases? How pensions of family will be regulated in such cases? There are no provisions at present to the payment of family pension.

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 Whether dependent parents can be nominated to receive pension wealth when the spouse and the children of the employee are alive? The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority [PERDA] will decide on investment schemes and benefits under NPS
8 What happens if the employee dies while in service within one month from the date of appointment i.e. before recovery towards pension contribution starts? In such an event, the employee is to be taken off the record as far as NPS is concerned.
9 As per the scheme, during interim period the accumulation under Tier-I shall be payable to spouse/dependent parents in the event of death of employees.  What will be the percentage of share in which payment will be made to them in absence of nomination. Procedural details [nomination, shares etc] are still to be worked out.

 

 

RBA No.40/1006                

Board’s letter No. 2004/AC-II/21/1 Pt.II   dated 04-08-06      (RBA No.40 /2006)

 

Sub:  Implementation of New Pension System [NPS] – Counting of Military Service for the purpose of Pensionary benefits – regarding.

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References have been received from Railways seeking clarifications as to whether a military pensioner re-employed in Railway service on or after 1.1.2004, can be allowed to exercise the option under Rule 34 of Railway Services (Pension), Rules, 1993, to draw combined pension taking into account the military service along with railway service treating him as a pre-1.1.04 appointee.  The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and the position is clarified as under:-

 

All the fresh appointees joining service on or after 1.1.04 will be inducted into New Pension Scheme as per orders of Department of Economic Affairs, Rule No.19 of CCS (Pension), Rules, 1972 which corresponds to Rule No.34 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, is not applicable to the fresh employees appointed on or after 1.1.04.  Accordingly, the military personnel who have been re-employed in civil or railway service on or after 1.1.04 will have no connection with CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972/Railway Service (Pension), Rules, 1993 and are required to be inducted into the New Pension Scheme.

 

RBE No.110/2006                                                                                                              

   Board’s letter No. PC-III/2004/FE-II/2 dated 08-08-2006      (RBE No.110 /2006)

 

Sub:  Cadre Restructuring – Upgradation of post of Supervisor [Works] in grade Rs.4500-7000 + Rs.100 SA to the post of JE-II in scale Rs.5000-8000 in RDSO.

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Consequent to Ministry of Railway’s decision to confer the status of Zonal Railway  on RDSO w.e.f. 01-01-2003 and subsequent decision vide Ministry of Railway’s letter dated 29-03-2006 to grant Rs.100/- special allowance per month to the Supervisor [Works] in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 in RDSO,  the issue of upgradation of Supervisor [Works] in the pay scale of  Rs.4500-7000  + Rs.100/- special allowance to the level of   JE-II/Works in RDSO has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways for some time.  The Ministry of Railways, with the approval of President have now decided that the posts of Supervisor [Works] in the pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 + Rs.100/- special allowance may enbloc be upgraded to the post of Junior Engineer Grade II [Works] in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 and merged with the works cadre of Technical Supervisors with its spread effect in higher grades Rs.5500-9000, Rs.6500-10500 and Rs.7450-11500 as per the revised percentage distribution of posts prescribed for Technical Supervisors vide Annexure ‘A’ of Ministry of Railways letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/7 dated   04-12-2003.

 

  1. The above will be subject to the following stipulations:

 

  1.                                  i.      The financial implications involved in the above mentioned upgradation should be offset by  surrender of posts of equivalent money value.

 

  1.                                ii.      The above mentioned upgradation should be implemented with prospective effect i.e. from the date of issue of these orders subject to provision of necessary matching surrender to offset the financial implications, as mentioned at [i] above, by RDSO.  It is reiterated that if no matching surrender of posts is available, the category will not be restructured.

 

  1.                               iii.      The restructuring will be reference to the sanctioned cadre strength as on date of effect as indicated above.

 

  1.                              iv.      Extant instructions regarding D&A/Vigilance clearance and reservation  of SC/ST wherever applicable will continue to apply.

 

  1.                                v.      The placement of the existing incumbents will be regulated as per the procedure given below:

a)      The existing regular incumbents of the posts of Supervisors [Works] will be placed in grade Rs.5000-8000 without subjecting them to normal selection procedure.  Their suitability for placement in the grade of JE-II[Works] 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 [Works] 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 incumbent vacate the same by way of promotion, retirement etc. On vacation of the posts, the same shall automatically stand upgraded to and operated in grade Rs.5000-8000 as JE-II [Works].

 

c)      Staff selected and posted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of above upgradation will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313 [FR-22][I][a][1]-R-II from the date of these orders with the usual option for pay fixation under extant rules.

 

  1.  Further, other detailed instructions contained in para 2, 2.1, 6,7,8,13,14,15 & 16 of  Board’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/7 dated 04-12-2003.and amendments issued thereto from time to time should also be applied mutatis-mutandis subject to the condition that date of effect for these orders will be modified to read as mentioned in para 2[ii] above.

 

3.         This issues in consultation with Establishment Directorate & with the concurrence of  Finance Directorate of this Ministry.

 

RBE No. 98/2006                                                                                                                                       

   Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2005/RT-14  dated 25-07-2006   (RBE No. 98/2006)

 

Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme –Drivers and Gangmen.

 

The Safety Related Retirement Scheme [SRRS] for the categories of Drivers and Gangmen has been introduced vide Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2001/RT-2[KW]  dated 02-01-2004, as further amended vide Board’s letter  of the same number dated  15-04-2005.  It has, inter alia, been laid down under this Scheme that the cut off date for reckoning the eligibility of a railway employee for seeking retirement and appointment of his ward shall be 30th June, the last date for submission of requests shall be 31st July and the last date for withdrawal of such requests shall be 30th September of the respective year.  The requests under the SRRS are thereafter to be processed by the railways accordingly.

 

2.         Recently, a case has come to the notice of the Board  wherein on a Railway the processing of the request of an employee submitted during the calendar year 2004 has been delayed inordinately inasmuch as the written test of his ward seeking recruitment under the Scheme has been conducted in March, 2006.  Consequently, the employee who was just below 57 years of age on the cut off date for determining his eligibility had attained the age  of  58 plus when the    written examination of his ward was conducted by the Railway. Such inordinate delays in processing the cases under SRRS defeat the very objecting of the Scheme.  It is, therefore, desired that prompt action for conducting the written test[s], etc., should be taken so as to complete the process latest by December-end of the year in which applications under the Scheme are invited by the Railway.

 

3.         In this regard, it is also advised that during the discussion in the PNM Meeting held on 19/20-06-2006, NFIR requested the Board to give second chance to the wards of railway employees who fail to qualify the written examination for appointment to the post of Gangman. With a view to popularize the Scheme, some of the Railways had also supported the proposal for affording the second chance to the wards of Railway employees who fail to qualify the written examination.

 

4.         The issue has accordingly been examined by the Board and it has been decided that the candidates who fail to qualify the written examination may be given one more chance to qualify the suitability test, wherever such requests are received, subject to the condition that both Railway servant and his/her ward availing the benefit available under the Scheme continue to fulfill the eligibility conditions as on the date of the exam or 30th of June  of the respective year, which ever is earlier.

 

Other terms and conditions of the Scheme as stipulated in Board’s letters referred  to above, remain unchanged.

 

 

RBE No.105/2006                                                                                      

Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/6/5 dated 03-08-2006 (RBE No.105 /2006)

 

Sub:  Engagement of Act Apprentices under Apprentice Act, 1961

Ref:     Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2001/6/7 dated 11-12-2002 [RBE No.220/02], E[MPP]2002/6/3 dated 17-12-2004 [RBE No. 258/04], E[MPP]2003/6/15 dated 03-02-2005 [RBE No. 24/2005] and E[MPP]2003/6/15/Vo.II dated 30-05-05 [RBE No.92/05]

****

In terms of Joint Survey conducted by RDAT/Faridabad at TTC/RCF/Kapurthala the seats allotment of Act Apprentices has been revised from 160 to 190.  Action should be initiated for training of Act Apprentices as per the revised quota, which  may be adhered to in terms of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2001/6/7dated 22-07-2002 [RBE No. 119/2002].

 

The number of Trade Apprentices to be trained under para 3.3 of the Master Circular  on the Railway be revised as under:

 

Railway
Seat Allotted

CR

375

ER

894

NR

458

NER

158

NFR

  59

SR

518

SCR

244

SER

505

WR

393

CLW

495

DMW

  63*

DLW

120

ICF

320

RCF

190

RWF

  25

Metro

   7

Total

              4824

*exact figure yet to be finalized in consultation with RDAT/Faridabad.

 

 

RBE No.108/2006                                                                                      

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/2006/PM7/19 dated 07-08-06 (RBE No.108 /2006)

 

 

Sub: Promotion of Group ‘D’ staff [Helpers Gr.I and II] in Workshops, Divisions, Diesel / Elect./EMU Loco Sheds and PUs against DR quota

****

In terms of extant procedure the posts of Technicians Grade III in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 in Workshops, Divisions and PUs are required to be filled as under:

 

i]          25% plus shortfall, if any, against  [ii] below by Direct recruitment from successful course completed Act Apprentices / ITI pass candidates from the open market;

ii]          25% from serving Helpers Gr.II and Helpers Gr.I with three years of regular service with educational qualification as laid down in the Apprentice Act, as per procedure outlined in Railway Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/96/PM7/56 dt. 02-02-98; and

iii]         50% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

 

In Diesel /Electric Loco/EMU Sheds the above quotas are 60%, 20% and 20% respectively.

 

2.         A demand has been raised in the forum of PNM-NFIR that since a number of Group ‘D’ staff [Helpers Gr.II and Helpers Gr.I] are waiting for promotion for a number of years they may be promoted against DR quota posts as mentioned above as a one-time measure.  The matter has been considered pursuant to discussion in the PNM-NFIR meeting held on 19-20/2006/2006.  It has been decided that Helpers in Workshops, Divisions, Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds and PUs may be considered for promotion as Technician Gr.III in the pay scale Rs.3050-4590 by diverting the respective direct recruitment quota vacancies and adding the same to promotion quota as a one-time measure up to 31-07-2007 subject to their passing the prescribed trade test.

 

The above relaxation will be subject to the following conditions:

 

i]          Indents already placed on the RRBs  as well as quotas / posts earmarked for appointment of handicapped persons, sports persons, appointment on compassionate ground and appointment against cultural, scouts & guides will not be affected; and

 

ii]          the vacancies occurring after 31-07-2007 in the category of Technician Gr.III will be filled up strictly as per prescribed procedure in force as mentioned in paras  1 and 1.1 above.

RBE No.109/2006                                                              

Board’s letter No.E[NG]II/2004/RR-1/21 dated 08-08-2006    (RBE No.109 /2006)

 

Sub: Board of Adult Education and Training [Prodh Shiksha Sansthan, New Delhi 100 003 –Uchhatar Madhyamik [Matriculation Standard] examination conducted by the said Board.

****

A copy of Office Memorandum No. F.1-6/89-AS [D.I] dated 18th August, 1989 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Education], New Delhi on the above subject is enclosed for information and guidance.

 

Copy of Office Memorandum No. F.1-6/89-AS [D.I] dated 18th August, 1989 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Education], New Delhi

 

Sub:  Board of Adult Education and Training [Prodh Shiksha Sansthan, New Delhi 100 003 –Uchhatar Madhyamik [Matriculation Standard] examination conducted by the said Board.

***

The undersigned is directed to say that it has come to the notice of the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Education], New Delhi and a few other ministries and department of Government of India that a society registered under the Societies Registration Act at Delhi by the name of Board of Adult Education and Training [Prodh Shiksha Sansthan, New Delhi 100 003 and  syling themselves as recognized Board for conducting Uchhatar Madhyamik [Matriculation Standard] Examination and are awarding certificates equivalent to class X of the Secondary Board of Education,  Delhi.  Several thousand innocent and ignorant youngmen  have been allured by the said bogus Board who have taken examination of the said Board and have been awarded certificates stated to be equivalent to class X of Delhi Board of Secondary Education.  In several cases, the ministries /departments of Government of India and their subordinate offices and public undertaking have provided jobs to  several candidates on the basis of the certificates issued by the so called Board of Adult Education and Training.

 

2.         It is brought to the notice of all the ministries and departments  of Government of India that the said board and the certificates issued by it are not recognized for any purposes whatsoever either by the Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Education]  and Delhi Administration.  The ministries and departments of Government of India are, therefore, advised not to give any cognizance / recognition  to the certificates issued by the said board for purpose of  initial appointment in the Government of India and for further promotion of the candidates holding certificates of the said board.

 

3.         All the Ministries / Departments of Government of India may kindly bring the contents of this Office Memorandum to the notice of their subordinate offices and public undertakings for information and compliance.

 

   Board’s letter No. E[W]95UN1/19[Pt.1] dated 08-08-2006 .   

 

Sub: Issue of uniform and other accessories to Gangman, Keymen, etc.

****

The recommendation of Uniform Committee regarding supply of uniform  and other protective equipments / accessories to Gangmen    [Trackmen], Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen have been issued vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 27-12-05.  Vide S.No.6 of the table referred to in the ibid letter, under the column ‘Description’ specification for raincoat has been indicated as IS:59159-70 which may be read as IS:5915-70.  Other conditions will remain same as indicated in the letter of even number dated 27-12-05.

 

 

RBE No.102/2006                                                                                                              

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I /2005/PM1/52 Dt. 22-08-2006 (RBE No.102 /2006)

 

            Sub:  Selections/LDCEs for promotion within and to Gr.‘C’-

                     Cut-off date for determining eligibility of the candidates

         for appearing in exam.           

….

            As  the Railways are aware in terms of para 215(a) of IREM Vol.I,1989 the basic eligibility condition for appearing in the selections for promotions in normal line is that staff should be working in the immediate lower grade on regular basis; the condition of minimum residency is required to be fulfilled at the time of actual promotion and not necessarily at the stage of consideration. The eligibility in terms of service condition, qualification etc. for appearing in the selections stands p0rescribed in a few cases like selections for promotion from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’, to General (Selection) posts, to posts against LDCE quota and Inter-apprentice quota in Technical Departments.

 

  1. The question of prescribing a cut-off date for determining the eligibility of staff for appearing in the selections/LDCEs for promotion within Group ‘C’ and from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ has been raised by AIRF in the forum of PNM.  The matter has been discussed with both the federations in a meeting held on 13.07.2006.  Pursuant to these discussions it has been decided that for appearing in the selections/LDCEs for promotions within and to Group ‘C’ the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of the staff should be the date of issue of notification for the said selection.

 

  1. The above instructions will be effective from the date of issue of this letter and the notifications for selections/LDCEs already issued will not be affected.

 

 

RBE No.102/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

   Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/40 dated 31-07-2006   (RBE No.102/2006) Trg. Manual Correction Slip No. 3/2006.

 

Sub:  Training Modules for OS-II and Personnel Inspector through LDCE Quota.

****

In continuation of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/1/70/Pt. dated 20-12-2004 [RBE No. 260/2004] enclosing therein the Approved Modules for Stagewise Training of Personnel Department, the training modules along with the course content for

 

a]         Office Superintendent Grade-II in the grade of Rs.5500-9000/-

b]         Personnel Inspector in the grade Rs.6500-10500/-

 

selected through LDCE quota are enclosed as PERS-10 and PERS-11 respectively.  The total duration of the training period will be 63 days and 61 days respectively.  The training will be held at Personnel Training Centre/Jodhpur.

 

The Ministry of Railways has decided that Manual on Management of Training may be amended as per attached Advance Correction Slip No. 3/2006.

 

Manual on Management of Training [June 1998]

Advance Correction Slip No. 3/2006

 

The following may be inserted after Sl. No. 4 of item No. X under Appendix-II of the Manual on Management of Training [Edition 1998].

 

5] Office Superintendent Grade II                     63 days

[Rs.5500-9000]

 

6] Personnel Inspector                                       61 days

[Rs.6500-10500]

[Authority:  Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/40 dated 31-07-2006]

PERS-10

DEPARTMENT

PERSONNEL

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Office or Personnel Training Centre / JU

DESIGNATION

OS II Gr. 5500-9000

STAGE

Selected through LDCE quota

DURATION

63 days

AIMS

To provide inputs for facilitating appreciation of rules, policies and issues so as to enhance analytical and problem solving capability at a higher level of responsibility

MOD No BRIEF DESCRIPTION

DAYS

P-101 Office Procedure

  • Dak handling
  • Maintenance of files
  • Record keeping
  • Maintenance of Statistics

1

P-102 Writing Skill

  • Letter / DO writing
  • Notifications
  • Note writing
  • Speaking orders

1

P-103 Award of works in works programme

1

P-104 Procedure for stores procurement

1

P-105 Railway Organisational structure

1

P-106 Railway Housing [Rly.Qtrs. Allotment] Policy

1

P-107 Uniform Policy

1

P-108 Booking of Running staff and non-running traveling staff

1

P-109 Discipline & Appeal Rules and Conduct Rules

3

P-110 Recognition of Trade Unions. Facilities to office bearers of recognized unions / Associations.  Dealing with Unrecognized unions/Associations

1

P-111 Medical examination and facilities available to Railway employees

1

P-112 Audit and Accounts narrative report.  Draft paras and their disposal

1

P-113 Cannons of financial propriety

1

P-114 Classification of demands of grants

1

P-115 Man-Power Planning

  • Vacancy Bank register
  • Creation of Posts
  • Benchmarking
  • Supernumerary posts
  • Redeployment of surplus staff

1

P-116 Pay and allowances,  foreign service contribution

1

P-117 Pass Rules

1

P-118 Leave Rules & Joining Time

1

P-119 Railway Pension Rules

2

P-120 General Conditions of service

1

P-121 Hours of Employment Regulations

3

P-122 Recruitment, Training, Confirmation & re-deployment

2

P-123 Promotion

2

P-124 Seniority rules

2

P-125 Fixation of pay

2

P-126 Various type of Advances

2

P-127 Absorption of Medically de-categorised staff

1

P-128 Casual Labour /Substitute/Bungalow Khalasi

1

P-129 Staff Welfare

2

P-130 Compensation for injuries and loss of personal property

2

P-131 Foreign Service /Deputation

1

P-132 Forwarding of application from serving employees for  posts outside railway

1

P-133 Basic knowledge on computers

15

P-134 Study Tour

5

 

Total Days

63

 

Module P-101

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Office Procedure

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Dak handling, Maintenance of file, Record keeping, Maintenance of statistics
2 Writing skill – Letter / DO writing, Notifications, Note writing, speaking orders
3 Opening & Maintenance of file, Drafting of Letters
4 File Details
5 Noting Side
6 Correspondence Side
7 Forms and Procedure of Communication
8 Filing of official, Demi-official & unofficial communication
9 Reference & Use of Slips
10 Suggestions

 

Module P-102

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Writing Skill

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 The basic principle is one letter on any subject is to be kept in one file
2 Action on all letters received from Zonal Railways and Rly Board
3 The normal/official for use of corresponding with Foreign Govt. and State Govt.
4 The Demi-official letter is generally used in correspondence between Govt. Officer
5 Inter departmental note
6 Office order
7 Order
8 Procedure of drafting
9 Reference & Use of Slips
10 Suggestions

Module P-103

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Awards of works in works programme

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Requirement of works
2 Maintenance
3 Building Construction
4 Works programme
5 Sanction of work

 

Module P-104

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Procedure of stores procurement

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Sending of indents
2 Tender system
3 Quotations
4 Procurement of items
5 Billing systems
6 Payments

 

Module P-105

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Railway Organisational structure

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction to Railways – origin, ownership, role in economy and society
2 Organisation structure – functions of various departments
3 Corporate mission and objectives and role of Personnel deptt. In these
4 Separation of Railway budget from General budget
5 Railways Act, functions of Railway
6 Board and attached office
7 PUs, Zonal offices, Field offices
8 Other institutions
9 Various committees and their function ZRUCC etc.

 

Module P-107

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Uniform policy

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction
2 Historical background
3 Criteria for Eligibility
4 Classification of Climate Zones
5 Eligibility of Uniforms to different Categories of staff
6 Dress regulation.

 

Module P-108

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Booking of Running staff and non-running traveling staff

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
Engine & Train Attendance
Basis of rest
Duty at a stretch
Breach of Rest Allowance
Duty hrs.
Ceiling limit of a trip
Duty roster of ticket checking staff
Duty  rosters of coach attendants, AC attendants & Electrical staff

Module P-109

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Discipline & Appeal rules and Conduct rules

DURATION

3 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 D &AR rules – major/minor penalty, procedure, authorities competent, suspension, revocation, forms, subsistence allowance, provisions for staff under suspension – passes, leaving station, common proceedings
2 Appeal/review/revision, Rule 25, Enquiry, mercy appeal to President
3 Need for enquiry; 14 [ii]
4 Court Cases – Provisions regarding nomination of counsels, payment, performance evaluation, formation of panel, SLP and briefing, para wise comments, SOP
5 Application of rules to a case study
6 Punishments, sealed cover, entry in records
7 Conduct rules – transactions, other conduct rules
8 Preparation of enquiry report & Charge sheet
9 Petition & mercy petition to the President of India

 

Module P-110

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Recognition of Trade Unions. Facilities to office bearers of recognized unions / Associations.  Dealing with Unrecognized unions/Associations

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Industrial relations
2 Recognition of unions , branches
3 PNM, JCM, Non-payment meetings, staff councils
4 Staff associations – rules for transfer of office bearers, PREM
5 Entitlements, passes, special casual leave
6 Entitlements of union office bearers
7 SC/ST/OBC associations – entitlements
8 Officers associations
9 Responsibilities and duties

 

Module P-111

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Medical examination and facilities available to Railway employees

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Medical examination before appointment, Medical classification
2 Medical examination during service
3 Medical examination after the age of 45 years
4 Medical attendance
5 Attendance at residence is restricted to
6 Supply of artificial limbs & appliances
7 Donation of blood
8 Reimbursement
9 Treatment in Emergency
10 Treatment at Residence
11 All claims for reimbursement should be preferred within six months of the date of completion of the treatment
12 Sick /fit certificate [PMC]
13 Medical exam, prior to recrtt.
14 Medical charges prior to recrtt.
15 Fresh medical examination on re-employment
16 Identification marks

 

Module P-112

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Audit and Accounts narrative report.  Draft Paras and their disposal

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Audit Jurisdiction
2 Financial Committees of Parliament
3 Audit Objection
4 Process Chart
5 Dealing with Draft Paras
6 Methods of Procurement

 

Module P-113

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Cannons of financial propriety

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Responsibility of sanctioning authority
2 Principals
3 Utilisation of Public Money
4 Profit to recipients
5 Role of Chief Auditor General
6 Scope of Audit
7 Tendering process
8 Contracts
9 Systems of Tendering

Module P-114

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Classification of demands of grants

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Organisation
2 Railway finance
3 Annual Budget
4 Revised budget estimate
5 Appropriation accounts
6 Railway expenditure
7 Control over expenditure
8 Allocation expenditure

 

Module P-115

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Manpower Planning

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Vacancy Bank register
2 Creation of post
3 Bench marking
4 Supernumerary posts
5 Redeployment of surplus staff
6 Definition, reason. HR planning – request for an integrated approach
7 Manpower optimization – techniques available and used – benchmarking / work study and job analysis / redeployment. Procedure for creation of regular posts / supernumerary posts / surrender of posts / transfer of posts conditions.
8 Development of man power competencies – types of training – categories for which training is mandatory – importance of training
9 Cadre register, on roll

 

Module P-116

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Pay and allowances

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Pay fixation on first appointment, basic pay
2 Pay fixation no promotion, option under FR
3 Pay fixation on ex-cadre post
4 Pay fixation on deputation
5 Pay fixation on medical decategorisation
6 Personal pay
7 Increments
8 Special pay
9 Average pay
10 Next Below rules, stepping up
11 Combination of Service – dual charge
12 Running allowance
13 Various allowances and conditions for payment – transport, HRA, CCA, NDA, NHA, training allowance, etc. DA/TA.
14 Advances – HBA, conveyance, computer, festival, TA, etc. conditions, calculations and recovery hypothecation, approval under transaction rules, recovery, interest payment.
15 Income tax
16 Productivity linked bonus.

 

Module P-117

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Pass Rules

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Pass rules – conditions
2 Duty passes, indenting for metal passes and paper pass
3 Privilege passes & dependents
4 Complimentary passes
5 Special passes
6 Booklets – procedures
7 Medical benefits

 

Module P-118

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Leave Rules

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Leave rules – conditions, amount and restrictions
2 Types of leave
3 Payment of leave salary
4 Recall from leave
5 Leave on average pay
6  Leave on Half average pay
7 Extraordinary Leave
8 Leave not due
9 Hospital Leave
10 Special disability Leave
11 Maternity – Paternity leave
12 Study leave
13 Leave to School Teachers
14 Leave to  Workshop staff
15 Leave on full stipend to probationers
16 Leave encashment – calculation

 

Module P-119

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Railway Pension Rules

DURATION

2 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Employee severance – superannuating, Voluntary retirement, death, resignation, premature retirement
2 Pension – Superannuation, Vol. Retirement, Compulsory retirement
3 Gratuity – Retiral, Death, Service
4 Procedures for revision of pension, provisional pension, cut in DCRG, delayed payment retention of quarter, more than one claimant
5 Ex-gratia, counting of previous service for pension
6 Extraordinary Pension
7 Settlement Payment to Running Staff
8 Provident Fund

 

Module P-120

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

General Conditions of service

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Recruitment to Railway services, Group A
2 Post in the office of the Railway Board, etc.
3 Administrative posts on Railways
4 Rate of recruitment
5 Method of recruitment
6 Training
7 Recruitment to railway service  Group B
8 Promotion by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
9 Conditions for making officiating promotions
10 Officiating promotions in Group B posts
11 Powers of General Managers in making officiating promotions

 

Module P-121

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Hours of Employment Regulations

DURATION

3 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Hours of employment & regulation
2 Hours of employment
3 Duty rosters
4 Periodic Rest
5 Interval / Split shift
6 Period of inaction
7 Long on
8 Short off
9 Full night in bed

 

Module P-122

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Recruitment, Training, Confirmation & redeployment

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 General conditions of service
2 Rules for recruitment & training of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’
3 Rules for recruitment of workshop staff
4 Definitions
5 Period of probation
6 Health certificate
7 Special representation of certain committees
8 Method of making appointment, Advertisement
9 Applications for employment, Qualification & age
10 Relaxation of age limit, power to relax, the age limit
11 Employment of physically  handicapped persons
12 Refresher and promotion courses, training to new recruits
13 Security Deposit & Stipend
14 Recruitment of Group ‘D’ Rly. Servants
15 Extension of service / Re-employment

 

Module P-123

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected  for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Promotion

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Selection posts, selection procedure etc.
2 Non-selection posts
3 Currency of panel
4 Consideration of employees on deputation
5 Supplementary selection etc.
6 Adhoc promotion
7 Trade Test

 

Module P-124

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Seniority Rules

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Seniority in initial recruitment grades
2 Seniority on promotion
3 Seniority on Mutual exchange
4 Seniority on own request transfer
5 Seniority to Medically de-categorized staff
6 Seniority whose date of appointment to a grade is same
7 Seniority to the staff transferred from Construction/Project

 

Module P-125

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Fixation of pay

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Scale of pay applicable to the staff of all departments, fundamental Rules
2 Fixation of pay on initial appointment
3 Fixation of pay on promotion
4 Fixation of pay on Reversion
5 Fixation of pay on transfer to ex cadre post
6 Fixation of pay on transfer to Project
7 Increments
8 Restoration of pay – D&AR cases etc.

 

Module P-126

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Various Type of Advances

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Interest bearing Advances
2 Non-Interest bearing Advances
3 P.F.advance & Withdrawals

 

Module P-127

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Absorption of Medically de-categorized staff

DURATION

01 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Medical classification
2 Alternative employment
3 Treatment of past services

 

Module P-128

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Casual Labour /Substitutes /Bungalow Khalasi

DURATION

01 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Engagement
2 Temporary status/Graded scale
3 Facilities to Casual Labour & substitute
4 Screening
5 Absorption in Railways

 

Module P-129

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Staff  Welfare

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 SBF scheme
6 Social securities
7 P.F.Scheme
8 Group Insurance Scheme
9 Production Linked Bonus
10 Staff colonies
11 Medical Facilities
12 Holiday Homes
13 Co-operative Societies

 

Module P-130

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Compensation for injuries and loss of Personal property

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Title of compensation
2 Compensation for injuries or death
3 Re-imbursement of expenses incurred on A/C of hospitalization charges, cost of procurement, Renewal of artificial limbs
4 Compensation for loss of personal property
5 Extra ordinary pension Rules

 

Module P-131

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Foreign Service/ Deputation

DURATION

01 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Conditions of transfer to Foreign Service
2 Transfer to Foreign service during leave, permission during foreign service
3 Drawal of pay  from the foreign employer, FAC, TA, foreign service withholding of contribution
4 Interest on over due contribution
5 Procedure when an addition is made to regular establishment
6 Deputation allowance and other facilities
7 Sanctioning authority for deputation out of India
8 Pay during deputation out of India.

 

Module P-132

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Forwarding of applications from serving employees for posts out side Railway

DURATION

01 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Competent authority
2 Application for employment in private concern
3 Retention of lien
4 Continuity of service on technical resignation
5 Forwarding of application to UPSC
6 Issue of  No Objection Certificate
7 Refund of cost of training
8 Transfer in public interest
9 Forwarding of Application of Railway servant when conduct is under investigation

Module P-133

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Basic knowledge on Computers

DURATION

15 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction to Computers –

Hardware, Software – Operating System & Applications

Importance of IT today

2 Introduction to MS-Office Applications

MS-Word

MS-Excel

MS-Access

MS-Power Point

3 Communication-

Internet

E-Mail

Networking

4 Purchase/Maintenance of computers-

Specification

Contracts

5 PMIS Applications

Hindi Applications

Printing

6 Hands on Training

Anti virus Kit system

 

Module P-134

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Study Tour

DURATION

05days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Field visit on trolley with P.Way + Control room + Foot plate
2 Staff contact complaint registers, service records verification
3 Leave Rules and maintenance of leave accounts, calculation of leave encashment
4 Pass Rules
5 Medical benefits to serving and retired employees

 

PERS –11

DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL  
ACTIVITY CENTRE Office of Personnel Training Centre/JU  
DESIGNATION Personnel Inspectors

Gr. 6500-10500

 
STAGE Selected through LDCE quota  
DURATION 61 days  
AIMS To provide inputs for facilitating appreciation of rules, policies and issues so as to enhance analytical and problem solving capability at a higher level of responsibility

 

 

MOD No.

DESCRIPTION

DAYS

P-151

Writing skills

1

P-152

RLT Award & Hours of Employment regulations

3

P-153

Welfare activities for Railway employees

  • Staff  Benefit Fund
  • School Policy on railway
  • Cultural activities.
  • Recreation Centres and Clubs
  • Handicrafts Centres
  • Canteens
  • Co-operative Stores/Societies
  • Sports activities
  • Scouts & Guides
  • Holiday Homes

10

P-154

Employment on Compassionate Ground

1

P-155

Medical examination of Railway employees, medical de-categorization and absorption of medically de-categorized staff

1

P-156

Loans and Advances available to Railway employees

1

P-157

Man-Power Planning

  • Vacancy Bank Register
  • Creation of Posts.
  • Bench Marking
  • Supernumerary posts
  • Redeployment of surplus staff

1

P-158

Uniform Policy

  • Eligibility of staff.
  • Periodicity of supply of uniform
  • Procedure for change in classification

1

P-159

Pay and allowances

1

P-160

Pass Rules

1

P-161

Railway Pension Rules

1

P-162

Leave Rules

1

P-163

Grievances Redressal Machinery

1

P-164

Recognition of Trade Unions, Permanent Negotiation Machinery, Dealing with unrecongnized Unions/ Associations, Facilities to office bearers of Recognized Unions/Associations

3

P-165

General conditions of service

1

P-166

RELHS

1

P-167

Seniority Rules

2

P-168

Fixation of Pay

2

P-169

Compensation for injuries and loss of personal property

2

P-170

Casual Labour/Substitute/Bungalow Khalasi

1

P-171

Discipline & Appeal Rules and Conduct Rules

3

P-172

Foreign Service/Deputation

1

P-173

Inspections, Checking of records

1

P-174

Basic Computer knowledge

15

P-175

Study Tour

5

Total Days

61

Module P-151

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Writing Skill

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 The basic principle is one letter on any subject is to be kept in one file
2 Action all letters received from Zonal Railways and Rly Board
3 The normal/official for use of corresponding with Foreign Govt. and State Govt.
4 The Demi-official letter is generally used in correspondence between Govt. Officer
5 Inter departmental note
6 Office order
7 Order
8 Procedure of drafting
9 Reference & Use of Slips
10 Suggestions

Module P-152

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

RLT Award and HOER

DURATION

3 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Brief about RLT Award
2 Classification of HOER
3 Continuous classification
4 Essentially intermittent classification
5 Intensive classification
6 Excluded staff
7 Job Analysis
8 Procedure for payment of Overtime
9 Post Check of OT claims
10 Suggestions

 

Module P-153

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Welfare Activities for Railway employees

DURATION

10 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Staff benefit fund
2 School policy on Railways
3 Cultural activities
4 Recreation centers & clubs
5 Handicraft centers
6 Canteens
7 Co-operative stores/Societies
8 Sports activities
9 Scouts & Guides
10 Holiday Homes

Module P-154

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Employment on Compassionate Grounds

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Awareness of employment to the family of deceased employee
2 Conditions of  Compassionate Appointment
3 Eligibility for CG Appointment
4 Filling up of application forms
5 Inquiry conducted by Personnel Inspector
6 Verification of documents
7 Selection of candidate for appointment

Module P-155

CTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Medical examination of railway employees , Medical decategorisation and absorption of medically decategorised staff.

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Classification of Railway servants declared medically unfit
2 Disabled Medically decategorised staff to be absorbed in Post  they can adequately fill
3 Absorption in post identified for employment of physically handicapped persons/creation of supernumerary post
4 Steps to be taken for finding  alternative employment
5 Element of running allowance to be reckoned while finding alternative post to disable medically decategorised running staff.
6 Fixation of pay
7 Benefit of past service to be allowed
8 Fixation of seniority of disabled medically decategorised staff absorbed in alternative employment

Module P-156

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Loans and Advances available to Railway employees

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
2 House Building Advance:-
a) Eligibility
b) Conditions to be fulfilled
c) Purpose of Advance
d) Quantum of Advance
e) Rate of Interest
f) Repaying Capacity
g) Cost ceiling limit
h) Period of Utilizing the Advance
i) Repayment of Advance
2 Temporary Withdrawal
A Purpose of Advance
B In the case of Temporary withdrawal
C Recovery
3 Final Withdrawal from P.F. Advance

Module P-157

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Man Power Planning

DURATION

1 day

 

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Vacancy Bank register
2 Creation of post
3 Bench marking
4 Supernumerary posts
5 Redeployment of surplus staff
6 Definition, reason. HR planning – request for an integrated approach
7 Manpower optimization – techniques available and used – benchmarking / work study and job analysis / redeployment. Procedure for creation of regular posts / supernumerary posts / surrender of posts / transfer of posts conditions.
8 Development of man power competencies – types of training – categories for which training is mandatory – importance of training
9 Cadre register, on roll

Module P-158

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Uniform Policy

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction
2 Historical Background
3 Criteria for Eligibility
4 Classification of Climatic Zones
5 Eligibility of Uniforms to Different Categories of staff
6 Dress Regulation

 

Module P-159

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Pay & Allowances

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Pay fixation on first appointment, basic pay
2 Pay fixation on promotion option under FR
3 Pay fixation on ex-cadre post
4 Pay fixation on deputation
5 Pay fixation on medical decategorisation
6 Personal pay
7 Increments
8 Special pay
9 Average pay
10 Next Below Rule, stepping up
11 Combination of Service, dual charge
12 Running allowance
13 Various allowances and conditions for payment – transport, HRA, CCA, NHA, NDA, training allowance, etc. DA/TA
14 Advances – HBA, conveyance, computer, festival, TA, etc. conditions, calculation and recovery hypothecation, approval under transaction rules, recovery, interest payment
15 Income tax
16 Productivity Linked Bonus

 

Module P-160

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Pass Rules

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
17 Pass rules – conditions
18 Duty Passes, indenting for metal passes and paper pass
19 Privilege Passes & Dependents
20 Complimentary passes
21 Special passes
22 Booklets – procedures
23 Medical benefits

 

Module P-161

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Railway Pension Rules

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Employee severance – Superannuating, Voluntary retirement, death, resignation, premature retirement.
2 Pension – Superannuation, Voluntary retirement, Compulsory retirement
3 Gratuity – Retiral, Death, Service
4 Procedures for revision of pension, provisional pension, cut in DCRG, delayed payment ,retention of quarter, more than one claimant
5 Ex-gratia, counting of previous service for pension
6 Extraordinary Pension
7 Settlement payment to Running staff
8 Provident Fund

 

Module P-162

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Leave Rules

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Leave Rules – conditions, amount and restrictions
2 Types of leave
3 Payment of leave salary
4 Recall from leave
5 Leave on average Pay
6 Leave on Half average pay
7 Extraordinary leave
8 Leave not due
9 Hospital leave
10 Special disability leave
11 Maternity Leave – Paternity leave
12 Study leave
13 Leave to School teachers
14 Leave to workshop staff
15 Leave on full stipend to probationers
16 Leave encashment – calculation

 

Module P-163

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Grievances Redressal Machinery

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Staff contact
2 Types of Grievances
3 Redressal  of grievance
4 Maintenance of complaint register
5 Contact with concerned officer
6 Meeting with recognized Union
7 Information to concerned staff  regarding redressal of grievance

 

Module P-164

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Recognition of Trade Unions, Permanent Negotiation Machinery, Dealing with unrecognized Unions/Associations, Facilities to Officers bearers of Recognized Unions/Associations.

DURATION

3 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Industrial relations
2 Recognition of unions, branches
3 PNM, JCM, Non-payment meetings staff councils
4 Staff associations – rules for transfer  of office bearers, PREM
5 Entitlements passes, special casual leave
6 Entitlements of Union Office bearers
7 SC/ST/OBC associations – entitlements
8 Officers associations
9 Responsibilities and duties

 

Module P-165

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

General Conditions of service

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Recruitment to Railway services, Group A
2 Post in the office of the Railway Board, etc.
3 Administrative posts on Railways
4 Rate of recruitment
5 Method of recruitment
6 Training
7 Recruitment to railway service  Group B
8 Promotion by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
9 Conditions for making officiating promotions
10 Officiating promotions in Group B posts
11 Powers of General Managers in making officiating promotions

 

Module P-166

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

RELHS

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction of Scheme
2 Eligibility under the scheme
3 Lockup Dispensaries
4 Medical Allowance
5 Re-imbursement of medical expenses
6 Out door treatment
7 Indoor treatment

 

Module P-167

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Seniority Rules

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Seniority in initial recruitment grades
2 Seniority on promotion
3 Seniority on Mutual exchange
4 Seniority on own request transfer
5 Seniority to Medically de-categorized staff
6 Seniority whose date of appointment to a grade is same
7 Seniority to the staff transferred from Construction/Project

 

Module P-168

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Fixation of pay

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Scale of pay applicable to the staff of all departments,  fundamental Rules
2 Fixation of pay on initial appointment
3 Fixation of pay on promotion
4 Fixation of pay on Reversion
5 Fixation of pay on transfer to ex cadre post
6 Fixation of pay on transfer to Project
7 Increments
8 Restoration of pay – D&AR cases etc.

 

Module P-169

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Compensation for injuries & loss of personal property

DURATION

02 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Title of compensation
2 Compensation for injuries or death
3 Re-imbursement of expenses incurred on A/C of hospitalization charges, cost of procurement, Renewal of artificial limbs
4 Compensation for loss of personal property
5 Extra ordinary pension Rules

 

Module P-170

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Casual Labour/Substitute/Bungalow Khalasi

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Engagement
2 Temporary status/Graded scale
3 Facilities to Casual Labour & substitute
4 Screening
5 Absorption in Railways

Module P-171

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Discipline & Appeal rules and Conduct Rules

DURATION

3 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 D &AR rules – major/minor penalty, procedure, authorities competent, suspension, revocation, forms, subsistence allowance, provisions for staff under suspension – passes, leaving station, common proceedings
2 Appeal/review/revision, Rule 25, Enquiry, mercy appeal to President
3 Need for enquiry; 14 [ii]
4 Court Cases – Provisions regarding nomination of counsels, payment, performance evaluation, formation of panel, SLP and briefing, para wise comments, SOP
5 Application of rules to a case study
6 Punishments, sealed cover, entry in records
7 Conduct rules – transactions, other conduct rules
8 Preparation of enquiry report & Charge sheet
9 Petition & mercy petition to the President of India

 

Module P-172

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Foreign Service/Deputation

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Conditions of transfer to Foreign Service
2 Transfer to Foreign service during leave, permission during foreign service
3 Drawal of pay  from the foreign employer, FAC, TA, foreign service withholding of contribution
4 Interest on over due contribution
5 Procedure when an addition is made to regular establishment
6 Deputation allowance and other facilities
7 Sanctioning authority for deputation out of India
8 Pay during deputation out of India.

 

Module P-173

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Inspection

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Checking of records
2 Attendance register
3 Pass & PTO A/C
4 Pass declaration forms
5 Staff Complaint registers
6 Labour Laws
7 Duty registers
8 P.V.T. registers
9 Quarters registers

 

Module P-174

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Basic Computer Knowledge

DURATION

15 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Introduction to Computers –

Hardware, Software – Operating System & Applications

Importance of IT today

2 Introduction to MS-Office Applications

MS-Word

MS-Excel

MS-Access

MS-Power Point

3 Communication-

Internet

E-Mail

Networking

4 Purchase/Maintenance of computers-

Specification

Contracts

5 PMIS Applications

Hindi Applications

Printing

6 Hands on Training

Anti virus Kit system

 

Module P-175

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

PI Grade Rs. 6500-10500 selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Study Tour

DURATION

5 days

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Field visit on trolley with P.Way + Control room + Foot plate
2 Staff contact complaint registers, service records verification
3 Leave Rules and maintenance of leave accounts, calculation of leave encashment
4 Pass Rules
5 Medical benefits to serving and retired employees

RBE No.115/2006

Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2006 GS1-8 Dt. 18-08-2006 (RBE No.115 /2006)

 

Sub:    Contacts of Railway servants with Foreign nationals/Members of Foreign Missions etc.

Attention of the Railways is invited to Board’s letter No.E(D&A) 69 GS1-13 dated 07.7.69 wherein detailed instructions have been issued relating to contacts of Railway servants with foreign nationals, members of foreign missions/foreign organizations.  It has inter alia been emphasized in these instructions that Railway servants should exercise the utmost discretion in their contacts with foreign correspondents, members of foreign missions/organizations and other foreign nationals in India.  They should scrupulously avoid any conversation likely to reveal even inadvertently, information on matters of secret nature.  They should also avoid over-patronisation and indiscriminate and frequent acceptance of hospitality, particularly of an informal nature, from foreign nationals or Indian nationals employed by foreign missions.

 

2.         Cabinet Secretary, Government of India in his letter to the Chairman, Railway Board has brought to notice that some serving Government servants have contacted foreign nationals/foreign missions bypassing the standing instructions.  He has emphasized that these instructions be strictly followed and all officers should scrupulously avoid any conversation/acts likely to reveal information on matters of sensitive/secret nature, specially in the context of crucial and sensitive segments of our strategic, technological and Industrial institutions, which are getting much greater attention on account of rapid globalization.

 

3.         Instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 7.7.69 may please be brought to the notice of all Railway servants and it should be ensured that these are followed by them scrupulously. Observations of the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India brought out in Para 2 above, may also please be brought to the notice of all Railway servants for information and strict compliance.

 

 

RBE No.112/2006                                                                                                                                                                                    

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/RC-2/6/Policy dated 11-08-06 (RBE No.112/2006)

 

          Sub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabilities    

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s  letter of even number dated 02-06-06 circulating therewith Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No. 36035/8/2003-Estt[Res] dated       26-04-06 containing instructions on the above subject.

 

2.         The DOP&T’s O.M dated 26-04-06 also refers to their earlier OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt[Res] dated 29-12-2005 which contains instructions relating to reservation for the persons with disabilities in posts filled both by direct recruitment and promotion and the manner in which rosters for such reservation should be maintained.  As the Railways are aware, the Ministry of Railways having regard to the special nature of jobs performed by the Railways and their primary responsibility of safe carriage of goods and passengers and non-discrimination in promotions against physically handicapped employees in posts identified as capable of being manned by them merely on  ground of their physical disability, have not adopted the instructions of the Department of Personnel & Training regarding reservation for physically handicapped employees in posts filled by promotion.  It is accordingly clarified that the instructions contained in DOP&T’s OM dated     29-12-2005 referred to in their OM dated       26-4-2006 should be taken as applicable to Railways only to the extent the same relate to reservation for the persons with disabilities in posts filled by direct recruitment from open market.

 

 

RBE No.111/2006                                                                                                 

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006/WE-1/5 dated 10-08-2006 (RBE No.111/2006)

 

Sub: Homoeopathic/Ayurvedic Dispensaries under Staff Benefit Fund – Increase in Subsidy on medicines.               

****

1.         This has reference to Ministry of Railway’s letters No. E[W]88/WE1-16 dated 21-3-1989 and 10-07-1989 on the above mentioned subject.

 

2.         The matter regarding increase in subsidy on medicines, which also includes monthly honorarium payable to the dispensers engaged in the Homoeopathic  and Ayurvedic dispensaries run by Staff Benefit Fund Committees, has been under examination.  The Ministry of Railways have decided that the subsidy on medicines [including dispenser’s honorarium if engaged by the SBF committees ] may be revised as under:

 

Present

Revised

[a] Ayurvedic Dispensaries

Rs.2000/-p.m

Rs.6000/-p.m. [including Rs.2000/- pm for Dispenser]
[b]Homoeopathic Dispensaries Rs.500/- p.m. Rs.2000/-p.m. [including Rs.500/- p.m. for Dispenser, if required.

 

3.         The procedure regarding allocation of necessary additional funds for the purpose  would be the same as in para-3 of the Board’s letter No. E[W]2004/WE-1/6, dated 08-12-2005.

 

4.         These orders will take effect from 01-07-2006.

 

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.114/2006                                                                                                                                     

Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2001/PN1/25 dated 11-08-2006 (RBE No.114 /2006)

 

Sub: Settlement of pension and death-cum-retirement gratuity of railway servants retired on or after 1-1-96 while on EOL.        

The matter regarding emoluments and average emoluments to be reckoned for calculating pension and death-cum-retirement gratuity of the Railway servants who were on leave without pay on and after 1-1-1996 till the date of retirement and thereby could not exercise their option to come over to the revised scales of pay introduced from 1-1-1996, has been under examination in this Ministry in consultation with the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare and the Department of Expenditure.  It is clarified that prior to 1-1-1996, 4th Central Pay Commission [4th CPC] pay scales were in existence, hence pensionary benefits of the Railway servants, who were absent on extra-ordinary leave, i.e. leave without pay on or after 1-1-1996 till the date of retirement, can only be with reference to the 4th CPC pay scales.  As such, the pension and death-cum-retirement gratuity of these retired Railway servants will have to be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in Paras 10 and 11 of Board’s letter No. F[E]III/97/PN1/22 dated 5-11-1997, as modified from time to time.

 

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RBE No.119/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I/2006/PM7/19 dated 23-08-06 (RBE No.119 /2006)

 

ADDENDUM/CORRIGENDUM

 

 Sub:Promotion of Group ‘D’ staff [Helpers Gr.I and II] in Workshops, Divisions, Diesel / Elect./EMU Loco Sheds and PUs against DR quota

            Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 07-08-2006 [RBE No. 108/2006] on the above subject.

 

2.         The existing para 2 of the above letter may be substituted with the following:

 

“2.           A demand has been raised in the DC-JCM as also in the PNM-NFIR that since a number of Group ‘D’ staff [Helpers Gr.II and Helpers Gr.I] are waiting for promotion for a number of years they may be promoted against DR quota posts as mentioned above as a one-time measure.  The matter has been considered pursuant to discussion in the DC-JCM meeting held on 03/04-04-2006 and PNM-NFIR meeting held on 19-20/2006/2006.  It has been decided that Helpers in Workshops, Divisions, Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds and PUs may be considered for promotion as Technician Gr.III in the pay scale Rs.3050-4590 by diverting the respective direct recruitment quota vacancies and adding the same to promotion quota as a one-time measure up to 31-07-2007 subject to their passing the prescribed trade test.”

 

 

RBE No. 116/2006                                                                                                

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2003/PS 5-8/1 dated 24-08-2006 (RBE No. 116/2006)

 

          Sub:Family Identity Cards to retiring/ retired railway employees.

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In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 04-06-2003 on the above subject, Family Identity Cards issued to retiring / retired railway employees are renewed after every 5 years.

 

2.         On receipt of a demand from AIRF for enhancing the validity of such Family Identity Cards from present five years, the issue has been considered by Board and it has now been decided that validity of Family Identity Cards issued to retiring / retired railway employees and widows of railway employees will now be for a period of seven years instead of five years.  Other terms and conditions as laid down in Board’s letter of even number dated 04-06-2003 will remain the same.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 118/2006                                                                        

  Bd’s letter No. E[LL]98/HER/9 dated 25-08-06  (RBE No. 118/2006)

 

Sub: Exemption from the provisions of Railways Act, 1989 in respect of the staff operating track machines

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 03-11-03 granting temporary exemption for 3 years w.e.f. 09-09-2003 from the provisions of Railways Act, 1989 for introducing three weeks’ roster at a stretch followed by continuous rest of one week at the headquarters in respect of the staff operating track machines.

 

The matter was taken up with Ministry of Labour for considering the case for grant of exemption for a further period of 3 years which has been agreed to with the same condition that the three weeks work at a stretch will include the journey period utilized by the workman in respect of journey conducted by him from the duty point to his headquarters.

 

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

 

RBE No.77/2006

  Bd’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 14.6.2006 (PC-V/472) RBE No.77/2006

 

Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of  Railway employees who have continued to draw their pay/ emoluments in the pre-revised scales of  pay – effective from 1.1.2006 – regarding.

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In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 21.04.2006 (S.No.PC-V/470, RBE No.51/2006) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2005 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. 1.1.2006 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.
1.1.2006 334% 250%

(Rs.11690)

217%

(Rs.15000)

 

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.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.178/2005                                                                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/IC2/5 dated 20-10-05 (RBE No.178/05)

Sub: Grant of two advance  increment to Matrons for

                         acquiring a Degree in Nursing – Medical Department.              

 

In terms of para 160[2] [iii] of IREM Vol.I, 1989, Staff Nurses who possess at the time of recruitment or acquire subsequently a Degree in Nursing will be granted two advance increments.  Further vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/88/IC2/7 dated 17-11-89, the benefit of two advance increments was also extended to Nursing Sisters.

 

2.         The question of extending the above benefit of grant of two advance increments to Matrons and Chief Matrons in grades Rs. 6500-10500 and 7450-11500 respectively has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.  It has been decided that since the term ‘Nursing Staff’  also includes Matrons and Chief Matrons, provided they are registered with State Nursing Councils in India, Matrons and Chief Matrons in Railway Hospitals should also be extended the benefit of two advance increments on acquiring Degree in Nursing.

 

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

 

4.         The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I, 1989  may also be amended accordingly as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 178 enclosed.

 

IREM Vol.I,(1989 Edn.)Chapter I Section ‘B’   RECRUITMENT AND TRAINING
Advance Correction Slip  No. 178

 

In the existing para 160[2][iii] add the following words after the word ‘Staff Nurses’:

                        ‘Nursing Staff, Matrons and Chief Matrons’

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. . E[NG]I-88/IC2/7 dated 17-11-89, 26-03-90 and letter No. . E[NG]I-2004/IC2/5 dated 20-10-05]

 

 

RBE No. 123/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/18 dated 30-08-2006 (RBE No. 123/2006)

 

Sub: Introduction of Objective Type Questions in the written test held as part of selection for promotion to posts classified as ‘Selection’ – extending the provision of 50% objective type questions to lower grade selection posts.                                

 

As the Railways are aware in terms of para 219[c] of IREM Vol. I, 1989 while the written test held as part of the selection for promotion to the highest grade selection post in a category includes objective type questions for about 50%  [ in the range of 45% – 55% ] of the total marks for the written test, the one held for promotion to lower  grade selection posts the extent of objective type questions is limited to 25%  [ in the range of 20% – 30%] of the total marks for the written test.

 

2.  A demand has been raised in the forum of PNM – AIRF that the existing provision of setting up of 50% objective type questions in written tests held as part of selection for promotion to highest grade selection post in a category may be extended to selection posts in lower grades also.

 

3.  The matter has been carefully considered by the Board and it has been decided that the existing provision of setting up of objective type questions to the extent of 50% of the total marks prescribed for written test held as part of  selection for promotion to the highest grade selection post in a category should be extended to all selection posts in lower grades also.

 

3.1.The opportunity is also taken to clarify that objective type questions besides including the type of questions in the form of ‘multiple choice’, ‘filling up the blanks’,  “tick ‘true’ or ‘false’ ”, ‘right or wrong’, ‘match the following’ may include questions requiring one word /line answer, “ ‘yes’ or ‘no’ “, naming e.g. 5 states, Railways, posts, grades etc.. This is to avoid unnecessary rigidity in framing the questions.

 

4.  Accordingly, Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, 1989 may be amended as per ACS No. 186 enclosed.

 

I R E M Vol.I, [1989 Edition] Chapter II Section ‘B’

Rules Governing  Promotion of Group ‘C’ Staff Advance Correction Slip  No. 186

 

For the existing Clause [i] after sub-para [c] of para 219 substitute the following:

 

“ [i]In the written test held as part of the selection for promotion to the posts classified as ‘Selection’, objective type questions should be set for about 50%  [in the range of 45% to 55% ] of the total marks for the written test.”

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. E[NG]I-2000/PM1/41 dated 08-03-02 &  dated 07-08-03 and E[NG]I-2006/PM1/18 dated 30-08-2006]

 

 

 

RBE No.120/2006                                                                                                  

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2005UN1-4 dated 28-08-06 (RBE No.120 /2006)

 

Sub:Stations under jurisdiction of mega-metropolitan area – indicating names of Metropolitan cities on passes / PTOs issued to Railway employees.                        

 A demand was raised in PREM meeting for issues of passes to Railway employees for metropolitan cities like Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai, etc. indicating metropolitan area  so that railway employees and their families can board the train from any station within the area.

 

Board has now decided that Railway passes may be issued indicating the name of the Metropolitan cities like Delhi, Howrah, Mumbai, etc. instead of giving specific names of the stations.  However, this facility will be available for issuing of tickets only from those stations from where trains for non-suburban section originates as indicated below:

 

Metropolitan City Tickets can be issued from
Delhi Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi Sarai Rohila, Nizamuddin
Mumbai Mumbai CST, Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus, Dadar, Kurla
Kolkata Howrah, Sealdah, Kolkata [Chitpur]
Chennai Chennai Central, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore.

 

 

 

RBE No.106 /2006                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]II-98/HRA-6 dated 09-08-06 (RBE No.106 /2006)

 

Sub:   Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/ new Divisions – Regarding

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            The question of extending the currency of the sanction contained in this office letter of even number dated 09-03-2004 as extended vide letter of even number dated 09-08-2005 has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E[G]2003 QR1-6 dated 12-06-06 and it has been decided to extend currency of the instructions contained in letter dated 09-03-2004 ibid upto 31-03-2007.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 131/2006                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14  dated 12-09-06 (RBE No. 131/2006)

 

 Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effect from 1.7.2006.

 

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05-04-06 (S.No.PC-V/469, RBE No.46/2006) on the subject mentioned above.  The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable in Railway employees with effect from Ist July, 2006 shall stand modified as follows:-

 

Date from which payable

Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

01-07-2006

29% of pay

 

              The provisions 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.

 

The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Railway employeesThe arrears may be charged to the salary Bills for September, 2006 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.

 

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

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [DOP&T]’s  OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt[Res] dated 29-12-2005.

 

Sub: Reservation for the Persons with Disabilities

With a view to consolidating the existing instructions, bringing them in line with the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation] Act, 1995 and clarifying certain issues including procedural matters, the following instructions are issued with regard to reservation for persons with disabilities [physically handicapped persons] in  posts and services under the Government of India.  These instructions shall supercede all previous instructions issued on the subject so far.

 

2.         QUANTUM OF RESERVATION

[i]         Three percent of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment to Group A, B, C and D posts shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which one per cent each shall be reserved for persons suffering from [i] blindness or low vision, [ii] hearing impairment and [iii] locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in the posts identified for each disability.

 

[ii]         Three percent of the vacancies in case of promotion to Group D, and Group C posts in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%, shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which one per cent each shall be reserved for persons suffering from [i] blindness or low vision, [ii] hearing impairment and [iii] locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in the posts identified for each disability.

 

3.         EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION:  If any Department / Ministry considers it necessary to exempt any establishment partly or fully from the provision of reservation for persons with disabilities, it may make a reference to the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment giving full justification for the proposal.  The grant of exemption shall be considered by an Inter-Departmental set up  by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 

4.         IDENTIFICATION OF JOBS / POSTS:      The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment have identified the jobs / posts suitable to be held by persons with disabilities and the physical requirement for all such jobs / posts vide their notification No. 16-25/99/NI.I dated 31-5-2001.  The jobs / posts given in Annexure II of the said notification as amended from time to time shall be used to give effect to 3 per cent reservation to the persons with disabilities.  It may, however, be noted that:

 

a]         The nomenclature used for any job / post shall mean and include nomenclature used for other comparable jobs / posts having identical functions.

b]         The list of jobs / posts notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is not exhaustive.  The concerned Ministries / Departments shall have the discretion to identify jobs / posts in addition to the jobs / posts already identified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.  However, no Ministry / Department / Establishment shall exclude any identified job / post from the purview of reservation at its own discretion.

c]         If a job / post identified for persons with disabilities is shifted from one group or grade to another group or grade due to change in the pay-scale or otherwise, the job/ post shall remain identified.

 

5.     RESERVATION IN POSTS IDENTIFIED FOR  ONE OR TWO CATEGORIES: If a post is identified suitable only for one category of disability, reservation in that  post shall be given to persons with that disability only.  Reservation of 3% shall not be reduced in such cases and total reservation in the post will be given to persons suffering from the disability for which it has been identified.  Likewise in case the post is identified suitable for two categories  of disabilities, reservation shall be distributed between persons with those categories of disabilities equally, as far as possible.  It shall, however, be ensured that reservation in different posts in the establishment is distributed in such a way that the persons of three categories of disabilities, as far as possible, get equal representation.

6.     APPOINTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES: In the posts which are identified suitable for persons with disabilities, a person with  disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved

vacancy.  Thus a person with disability can be appointed against an unreserved vacancy, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with disability of the relevant category.

 

7.         ADJUSTMENT OF CANDIDATES SELECTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT:  Persons with disabilities selected on their own merit without relaxed standards alongwith other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies.  The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with disabilities which will thus comprise physically handicapped candidates who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary by relaxed standards.  It will apply in case of direct recruitment as well as promotion, wherever reservation  for persons with disabilities is admissible.

 

8.             DEFINITIONS OF DISABILITIES: Definitions of categories of disabilities for the purpose of this Office Memorandum are given below:

 

[i][a]     Blindness: ‘Blindness’ refers to a condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions, namely:-

[i]         total absence of sight; or

[ii]         visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 [snellen] in the better eye with correcting lenses; or

[iii]        limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse;

b]     Low vision: ‘Person with low vision’ means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.

 

[ii]         Hearing Impairment: ‘Hearing Impairment’ means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.

 

[iii][a] Locomotor disability: ‘Locomotor disability’ means disability of the bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.

 

[b] Cerebral Palsy: ‘Cerebral Palsy’ means a group of non-progressive conditions of a person characterized by abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development.

 

[c] All the cases of orthopaedically handicapped persons would be covered under the category of ‘locomotor disability or cerebral palsy.’

 

9.         DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RESERVATION: Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in services / posts who suffer from not less than 40 per cent of relevant disability.  A person who wants to avail of benefit of reservation would have to submit a Disability Certificate issued by a competent authority in the format given in Annexure I.

 

  1. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO ISSUE DISABILITY CERTIFICATE: The competent authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government.  The Central / State Government may constitute Medical Board[s] consisting of at least  three members out of which at least one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing locomotor /cerebral / visual /hearing disability, as the case may be.

 

  1. The Medical Board shall, after due examination, give a permanent disability certificate in case of such permanent disabilities where there are no chances of variation in the degree  of disability.  The Medical Board shall indicate the period of validity of the certificate, in cases where there are chances of variation in the degree of disability.  No refusal of disability certificate shall be made unless an opportunity is given to the applicant of being heard.  On representation by the applicant, the Medical Board may review its decision having regard to all the facts and circumstances of the case and pass such orders in the matter as it thinks fit.

 

  1. At the time of initial appointment and promotion against a vacancy reserved for persons with disability, the appointing authority shall ensure that the candidate is eligible to get the benefit of reservation.

 

13.       COMPUTATION OF RESERVATION : Reservation for persons with disabilities in case of Group C and Group  D posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in all Group C or Group D posts, as the case may be, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with disabilities would only be in the posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group ‘C’ posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified posts under the establishment.  The same procedure shall apply for Group D posts.  Similarly, all vacancies in promotion quota shall be taken into account while computing reservation in promotion in Group C and Group D posts.  Since reservation is limited to identified posts only and number of vacancies reserved is computed on the basis of total vacancies [in identified posts as well as unidentified posts], it is possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified post may exceed 3 per cent.

 

14.       Reservation for persons with disabilities in Group A posts shall be computed on the basis of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in all the identified Group A posts in the establishment. The same method of computation applies for Group B posts.

 

  1. EFFECTING RESERVATION – MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS : [a] All establishment shall maintain separate 100 point reservation roster registers in the format given in Annexure II for determining / effecting reservation for the disabled – one each for Group A posts filled by direct recruitment, Group B posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C filled by promotion, Group D posts filled by direct recruitment and Group D posts filled by promotion.

 

[b]    Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall be divided into three blocks, comprising the following points:

1st Block – point No. 1 to point No. 33

2nd Block – point No.34 to point No.66

3rd Block – point No. 67 to point No. 100

[c]        Points 1, 34 and 67 of the roster shall be earmarked reserved for persons with disabilities – one point for each of the three categories of disabilities.  The head of the establishment shall decide the categories of disabilities  for which the points 1, 34 and 67 will be reserved keeping in view all relevant facts.

 

d]         All the vacancies  in Group C posts falling in direct recruitment quota arising in the establishment shall be entered in the relevant roster register.  If the post falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the disabled or the head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by a disabled person or it is not possible to fill up that post by the disabled person for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points  from 2-33 shall be treated as reserved for the disabled and filled as such.  Likewise a vacancy falling at any of the points from 34 to 66 or from 67 to 100 shall be filled by the disabled.  The purpose of keeping points 1,34 and 67 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy from 1 to 33, first available suitable vacancy from 34 to 66 and first available suitable vacancy from 67 to 100 y persons with disabilities.

 

e]         There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 33 is suitable for any category of the disabled.  In that case two vacancies from 34 to 66 shall be filled as reserved for persons with disabilities.  If the vacancies from 34 to 66 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 67 to 100.  This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried into the next block.

 

f]          After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start.

 

g]         If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block or two, discretion as to which category of the disabled should be accommodated first shall vest in the  head of the establishment, who shall decide on the basis of the nature of the post, the level of representation of the specific disabled category in the concerned grade / post etc.

 

h]         A separate roster shall be maintained for group C posts filled by promotion and procedure as explained above shall be followed for giving reservation to persons with disabilities.  Likewise two separate rosters shall be maintained for Group D posts, one for the posts filled by direct recruitment and for posts filled by promotion.

 

[i]         Reservation in Group A and Group B posts is determined  on the basis of vacancies in the identified posts only.  Separate rosters for Group A and Group B posts in the establishment shall be maintained.  In the rosters maintained  for Group A and Group B posts, all vacancies for direct recruitment arising in identified posts shall be entered and reservation shall be effected the same way as explained above.

 

16.       INTER SE EXCHANGE AND CARRY FORWARD OF RESERVATION IN CASE OF DIRECT RECRUITMENT :

 

a]         Reservation for each of the three categories of persons with disabilities shall be made separately. But if the nature of vacancies in an establishment is such that a person of a specific category of disability cannot be employed, the vacancies may be interchanged among the three categories with the  approval of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and reservation may be determined and vacancies filled accordingly.

 

b)                 If any vacancy reserved for any category of disability cannot be filled due to non-availability of a suitable person with that disability or, for any other sufficient reason, such vacancy shall not be filled and shall be carried forward as a ‘ backlog reserved vacancy’ to the subsequent recruitment year.

 

In the subsequent recruitment year as the ‘backlog reserved vacancy’ shall be treated as reserved for the category of disability for which it was kept reserved in the initial year of recruitment.  However, if a suitable person with that disability is not available, it may be filled by interchange among the three categories of disabilities.  In case no suitable person with disability is available for filling up the post in the subsequent year also, the employer may fill up the vacancy by appointment of a person other than a person with disability.  If the vacancy is filled by a person with disability of the category for which it was reserved or by a person of other category of disability by inter se exchange in the subsequent recruitment year, it will be treated to have been filled by reservation.  But if the vacancy is filled by a person other than a person with disability in the subsequent recruitment year, reservation shall be carried forward for a further period upto two recruitment years whereafter the reservation shall lapse.  In these two subsequent years, if situation so arises, the procedure for filling up the reserved vacancy shall be the same as followed in the first subsequent recruitment year.

 

  1. In order to ensure that cases of lapse of reservation are kept to the minimum, any recruitment of the disabled candidates shall first be counted against the additional quota brought forward from previous years, if any, in their chronological order.  If candidates are not available for all the vacancies, the older carried forward reservation would be filled first and the relatively later carried forward reservation would be further carried forward.

 

  1. CONSIDERATION ZONE INTER SE EXCHANGE AND CARRY FORWARD OF RESERVATION IN CASE OF PROMOTION.

a)                                                       While filling up the reserved vacancies by promotion by selection, the disabled candidates who are within the normal zone of consideration shall be considered for promotion.  Where adequate number of disabled candidates of the appropriate category of handicap are not available within the normal zone, the zone of consideration may be extended to five times the number of vacancies and the persons with disabilities falling within the extended zone may be considered.  In the event of non-availability of candidates even in the extended zone, the reservation can be exchanged so that post can be filled by a person with other category of disability, if possible.  If it is not possible to fill up the post by reservation, the post may be filled by a person other than a person with disability and the reservation shall be carried forward for upto three subsequent recruitment years, whereafter it shall lapse.

 

b)                In posts filled by promotion by non-selection, the eligible candidates with disabilities shall be considered for promotion against the reserved vacancies and in case no eligible candidate of the appropriate category of disability is available, the vacancy can be exchanged with other categories of disabilities identified for it.  If it is not possible to fill up the post even by exchange, the reservation shall be carried forward for upto three subsequent recruitment years whereafter it shall lapse.

 

  1. HORIZONTALITY OF RESERVATION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:   Reservation for backward classes of citizens (SCs, STs and OBCs) is called vertical reservation and the reservation for categories such as persons with disabilities and ex-servicemen is called horizontal reservation.  Horizontal reservation cuts across vertical reservation (in what is called inter-locking reservation) and persons selected against the quota for persons with disabilities have to be placed in the appropriate category viz. SC/ST/OBC/General candidates depending upon the category to which they belong in the roster meant for reservation of SCs/STs/OBCs.  To illustrate, if in a given year there are two vacancies reserved for the persons with disabilities and out of two persons with disabilities appointed, one belongs to a Scheduled Caste and the other to general category then the disabled SC candidate shall be adjusted against the SC point in the reservation roster and the general candidate against unreserved point in the relevant reservation roster.   In case none of the vacancies falls on point reserved for the SCs, the disabled candidate belonging to SC shall be adjusted in future against the next available vacancy reserved for SCs.

 

  1. Since the persons with disabilities have to be placed in the appropriate category viz. SC/ST/OBC/General in the roster meant for reservation of SCs/STs/OBCs, the application form for the post should require the candidates applying under the quota reserved for persons with disabilities to indicate whether they belong to SC/ST/OBC or General category.

 

  1. RELAXATION IN AGE LIMIT:

 

[i]         upper age limit for persons with disabilities shall be relaxable [a] by ten years (15 years for SCs/STs and 13 years for OBCs) in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ posts [b]by 5 years (10 years for SCs/STs and 8 years for OBCs) in case of direct recruitment to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts where recruitment is made otherwise than through open competitive examination; and [c]by 10 years (15 years for SCs/STs and 13 years for OBCs) in case of direct recruitment to Group A and Group B posts through open competitive examination.

 

[ii]         Relaxation in age limit shall be applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved or not, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with disabilities.

 

  1. RELAXATION OF STANDARD OF SUITABILITY:   If sufficient number of persons with disabilities are not available on the basis of the general standard to fill all the vacancies reserved for them, candidates belonging to this category may be selected on relaxed standard to fill up the remaining vacancies reserved for them provided they are not found unfit for such post or posts.  Thus, to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for persons with disabilities cannot be filled on the basis of general standards, candidates belonging to this category may be taken by relaxing the standards to make up the deficiency in the reserved quota subject to the fitness of these candidates for appointment to the post/posts in question.

 

  1. 23.         MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  As per Rule 10 of the Fundamental Rules, every new entrant to Government Service on initial appointment is required to produce a medical certificate of fitness issued by a competent authority.  In case of medical examination of a person with disability for appointment to a post identified as suitable to be held by a person suffering from a particular kind of disability, the concerned Medical Officer or Board shall be informed beforehand that the post is identified suitable to be held by persons with disability of the relevant category and the candidates shall then be examined medically keeping this fact in view.

 

  1. 24.             EXEMPTION FROM PAYMENT OF EXAMINATION OF FEE AND APPLICATION FEE: Persons with disabilities shall be exempt from payment of application fee and examination fee, prescribed in respect of competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission, the Union Public Service Commission etc. for recruitment to various posts.  This exemption shall be available only to such persons who would otherwise be eligible for appointment to such persons who would otherwise be eligible for appoint to the post on the basis of standards of medical fitness prescribed for that post [including any concession specifically extended to the disabled persons] and who enclose with the application form, necessary certificate from a competent authority in support of their claim of disability.

 

  1. 25.         NOTICE OF VACANCIESIn order to ensure that persons with disabilities get a fair opportunity in consideration for appointment to an identified post, the following points shall be kept in view while sending the requisition notice to the Employment Exchange, the SSC, the UPSC etc. and while advertising the vacancies:-
    1.                                  i.      Number of vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs/Ex-Servicemen/ Persons suffering from Blindness or Low Vision/Persons suffering from Hearing Impairment/Persons suffering from Locomotor Disability or Cerebral Palsy should be indicated clearly.
    2.                                ii.      In case of vacancies in posts identified suitable to be held by persons with disability, it shall be indicated that the post is identified for persons with disabilities suffering from blindness or low vision; hearing impairment; and/or locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, as the case may be, and that the persons with disabilities belonging to the category/categories for which the post is identified shall be allowed to apply even if no vacancies are reserved for them.  Such candidates will be considered for selection for appointment to the post by general standards of merit.
    3.                               iii.      In case of vacancies in posts identified suitable for persons with disabilities, irrespective of whether any vacancies are reserved or not, the categories of disabilities viz. blindness or low vision, hearing impairment and locomotor disability or cerebral palsy, for which the post is identified suitable alongwith functional classification and physical requirement for performing the duties attached to the post shall be indicated clearly.
    4.                              iv.      It shall also be indicated that persons suffering from not less than 40% of the relevant disability shall alone be eligible for the benefit of reservation.

 

  1. CERTIFICATE BY REQUISITIONING AUTHORITY: In order to ensure proper implementation of the provisions of reservation for persons with disabilities, the requisitioning authority while sending the requisition to the UPSC, SSC etc. for filling up of posts shall furnish the following certificate to the recruiting agency:-

 

“It is certified that the requirements of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995 and the policy relating to reservation for persons with disabilities has been taken care of while sending this requisition.  The vacancies reported in this requisition fall at points no……… of cycle no……. of 100 point reservation roster out of which ……….. number of vacancies are reserved for persons with disabilities.”

 

  1. ANNUAL REPORTS REGARDING REPRESENTATION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:-[i]    Soon after the first of  January of every year, each appointing authority shall send to its administrative Ministry / Department:

 

(a)           PWD Report-I in the prescribed proforma (Annexure III) showing the total number of employees, total number of employees in the posts which have been identified suitable for persons with disabilities and number of employees suffering from blindness or low vision, hearing impairment and locomotor disability or cerebral palsy as on the 1st January of the year, and

(b)           PWD Report-II in the prescribed proforma (Annexure IV) showing the number of vacancies reserved for persons suffering from blindness or low vision, hearing impairment, and locomotor disability or cerebral palsy and number of such persons actually appointed during the preceding calendar year.

(ii)                 The administrative Ministry/Department shall scrutinize the information received from all appointing authorities under it and send consolidated PWD Report-I and PWD Report-II in prescribed proformae in respect of the Ministry/Department including information in respect of all attached and subordinate offices under its control to the Department of Personnel and Training by the 31st March of each year.

 

(iii)                The following points may be kept in view while sending the reports to the Department of Personnel & Training:-

 

[a]    The reports sent to the DOPT should not include information in respect of public sector undertakings, statutory, semi-Government and autonomous bodies, Statutory, semi-Government and autonomous bodies shall furnish consolidated information in the prescribed proforma to the administrative Ministry/Department concerned who may scrutinize, monitor and maintain it at their own level.  The Department of Public enterprises may collect similar information in respect of all public section undertakings.

 

[b]    The attached /subordinate offices shall send information to their administrative  Ministry /Department only and shall not send it direct to this Department.

 

[c]  The figures in respect of persons with disabilities shall include persons appointed by reservation as well as appointed otherwise.

 

[d]    The PWD Report I relates to persons and not to posts.  Therefore, while furnishing this report the posts vacant etc. should not be taken into account.  In this report persons on deputation should be included in the establishment of the borrowing Ministry /Department / Office and not in the parent establishment.  Persons permanent in one grade by officiating or holding temporary appointment in the higher grade shall be included in the figures relating to the Class of service to which the higher grade belongs.

 

  1. LIASON OFFICER FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES:  Liaison Officers appointed to look after reservation matters for SCs/STs shall also work as Liaison Officers for reservation matters relating to persons with disabilities and shall ensure compliance of these instructions.

 

  1. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all appointing authorities under their control.

 

 

RBE No.124/2006                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. E[W]95UN1/19 [Pt.1] dated 07-09-06 (RBE No.124/2006)

 

Sub: Supply of handloom polyester cotton uniform cloth.

In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter of even no. dt.     27-12-05 on the subject of issue of uniform  and other accessories to Gangmen [Trackmen], Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen, handloom polyester cotton variety has been specified keeping in mind the extreme weather conditions in summer under which they work.

 

2.         On receipt of references from number of Railways regarding problems faced by them in procurement of the specified variety of the cloth on regular basis from M/s ACASH, the matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the Railways may be permitted to buy cloth of the specification of mill-made variety till such time M/s ACASH is able to develop and supply cloth on regular basis.  It may, however, be noted that since this is an interim arrangement, the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 27-12-05 may continue to be followed as and when M/s ACASH are in a position to supply the cloth.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.126/2006

Bd’s letter No.E[MPP]2006/6/11 dated 08-09-06 (RBE No.126 /2006)

                 Sub: Forwarding of notification  reg.

Kindly find enclosed a copy of the Notification G.S.R. 117 dated 15th May, 2006 published in Part II, section 3, sub-section [I] of the Gazette of India on 20th May, 2006 issued by Ministry of Labour & Employment Directorate General of Employment & Training relating to the revising of the entry qualification in respect of designated trades Foundry Man, Sheet Metal Worker, Welder [Gas & Electric] and Carpenter and amending the Apprenticeship Rules 1992 under the Apprentices Training Scheme, for information and necessary action.

 

Copy of Notification G.S.R. 117 dated 15th May, 2006 published in Part II, section 3, sub-section [I] of the Gazette of India on 20th May, 2006 issued by Ministry of Labour & Employment Directorate General of Employment & Training.[Appearing on Page Nos. 520-521]

 

G.S.R.117.- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section [I] of Section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 [52 of 1961] the Central Government, after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, namely:-

 

1.      [1]       These rules may be called the Apprenticeship [Amendment] Rules, 2006.

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

2.      In Schedule 1 to the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 -

i] Under Group number 2, against serial number 2 relating to the Designated Trade Foundryman, in column 8, for the entry ‘Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’, the entry ‘Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’ [Passed 7th class where terminal examination is in class 7th] shall be substituted.

 

ii]    Under Group number 3 –           a]         against serial number 2, relating to the Designated Trade Sheet Metal Worker, in column 8, for the entry ‘Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’, the entry ‘Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’ [Passed 7th class where terminal examination is in class 7th] shall be substituted.

 

b]   against serial number 3, relating to the Designated Trade Welder [Gas and Electric], in column 8, for the entry ‘Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’, the entry ‘Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’ [Passed 7th class where terminal examination is in class 7th] shall be substituted.

 

iii]   Under Group number 5, against serial number 1, relating to the Designated Trade Carpenter, in column 8, for the entry ‘Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’, the entry ‘Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent’ [Passed 7th class where terminal examination is in class 7th] shall be substituted.

 

[F. No. DGE&T-2[2]/2005-AP]

R.K. AHLUWALIA, Under Secy.

Footnote:The  Principal Rules were published in the Gazette of India vide GSR 356 dated   01-08-1992 and subsequently amended vide S.O. 2144 dated 9-10-93, GSR 497 dated  9-10-93, S.O. 1041 dated 30-04-94, GSR 432 dated 20-08-94, GSR 239 [E]dated 23-03-95, GSR 433 [E]dated 10-05-95, GSR 806 [E]dated 26-12-95, GSR 345 [E]dated 31-07-96, GSR 390 dated 14-09-96, GSR 2650 dated 14-09-96, GSR 494 dated 09-11-96, S.O. 3159 dated 09-11-96, GSR 496 dated 09-11-96, GSR 521 dated 16-11-96, GSR 560 [E] dated 10-12-96, GSR 561 [E] dated 10-12-96, S.O. 860 [E] dated 10-12-96, GSR 269 dated 21-06-97, S.O. 1617 dated 21-06-97, GSR 293 dated 10-07-97, GSR 338 dated 25-09-97, GSR 339 dated  17-09-97, GSR 349 dated 25-09-97, GSR 691[E] dated 09-12-97, S.O. 847[E], 09-12-97, GSR 150[E] dated 28-03-98, GSR 84 dated 11-04-98, GSR 73[E] dated 07-02-2001, GSR 188[E] dated 15-03-2001, GSR 375[E] dated 18-05-2001, GSR 656[E] dated 18-09-2002, S.O. 1017[E] dated 18-06-2002, GSR 102  dated 25-02-2003, GSR 300  dated 11-08-2003, GSR 184  dated 25-05-2004, and last amended vide GSR 5 dated 01-12-2005.

 

  Bd’s letter No. 2006/O&M/2/12 dated 07-09-2006

 

Sub: Colours of Ink to be used for Notings and for sending Communications.              

Board has observed that different colours of ink are being used while sending communications to Board’s office.  This has been viewed with concern.

 

2.         It has therefore been decided that henceforth for Notings on files, only Blue or Black ink is to be used by all category  of staff and Officers.  However, an Officer of the level of SAG and above may use green or red ink in rare cases.  Similarly, with regard to Communications being sent to Board’s Office and others, it has been decided that only black or blue ink is to be used for all types /forms of Communications.

 

3.         It is desired that the above instructions may be circulated to all officers/staff working under your control for information and strict compliance.

 

 

 

RBE No.130/2006                                                             

Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2006 GS1-7 dated 12-09-2006 (RBE No.130/2006)

 

Sub: Prevention of cruelty to animals – Guidelines regarding

 

A copy of Department of Personnel & Training Memorandum No. 30/9/2006-Welfare dated 26-5-2006 on the above subject is sent herewith for information and guidance.  The position stated therein may also please be brought to the notice of all Railway servants on your Railway / Unit for their information and strict compliance.

 

 

Copy of DOP&T’s Memorandum No. 30/9/2006/Welfare dated 26-5-2006

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

            Sub: Prevention of cruelty to animals – Guidelines reg.

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            It has been brought to the notice of this Department that a number of Associations have been engaging in dealing with the problem of stray animals in their areas on their own or through security guards appointed by them.   It has also been reported that apart from beating animals etc. some of the associations have also been taking recourse to intimidating residents who may be feeding / tending some of the stray animals.

 

2.         Section 11 of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960 as amended from time to time provides that if any person beats, kicks, over-rides, over-drives, over-loads, tortures or otherwise treats any animals so as to subject it to unnecessary pain or suffering, he shall be punishable with fine and/or imprisonment.  In terms of the provisions of the Act, therefore, the Government servant who indulges in act of cruelty to animals will be making himself liable for action under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.  Besides, punishment under the Act, he would also make himself liable for action under CCS[Conduct] Rules for conduct unbecoming of a Govt. servant.

 

3.         It may be noted that for dealing with the problem of stray animals, there are designated agencies in Govt./local self-government organizations etc.  Such Organisations regularly undertake inoculations, sterilization of female animals etc.  Recognised Associations in Govt. colonies may approach such Institutions for redressal of their grievances.  Un-recognised associations may also approach such bodies with their individual /collective grievances, but they shall refrain from pretending to represent the residents in general.  Where there is no recognised association, grievances, if any, of the residents may be taken up with the Institutions through the AWO/Office of the CWO.  However, all the problems of stray animals have to be handled within the institutional framework available and no association, recognised or unrecognized, shall take recourse to action on their own, either themselves or through any person employed by them like security guards etc.

 

4.         While residents and Associations are free to address institutional agencies for redressal of grievances in this matter, no resident / association will interfere with the freedom of other residents in tending animals etc.  Intimidation, in any form, is a criminal offence.  Apart from action under appropriate criminal law, such persons will render themselves liable for action under the CCS Conduct Rules.

 

 

RBE No.128/2006                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2003/PM3/5 dated 08-09-2006 (RBE No.128/2006)

 

Sub: Transfer of Catering services to IRCTC along with staff – Promotion  of Catering Staff.             

In terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter of even number dt. 02-04-04 Railways were advised to grant promotion to Catering Staff as and when due in normal course and ensure that vacant posts of Catering Staff in all grades in group ‘C’ and ‘D’ earmarked to be filled by promotion should be filled by due process of selection or non-selection as the case may be, well before the staff get transferred to IRCTC along with the activities.  It was also desired that the Catering Staff on their transfer to IRCTC on deemed deputation should also be extended the benefit of promotion in the normal course by IRCTC in accordance with the procedure applicable to Railway employees.  This was followed by the instructions dt. 15-06-2004 stipulating that wherever seniority of catering staff whether working on Railways or on IRCTC is maintained centrally the selections etc. for promotion would continue to be conducted by the Railways Subsequently vide letter dated 05-09-05 since IRCTC had expressed its inability to conduct selections etc., for reasons like staff and catering activities not having been transferred to them entirely and seniority list, service records etc. of Catering Staff not being available with them, instructions were issued that such selections etc., for promotion of Catering Staff till the date of their absorption in IRCTC should be conducted by the Railways.  Yet again when IRCTC indicated that they were in a position to conduct selections etc. instructions vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dt. 29-03-06 were issued that wherever IRCTC can do so they may approach the Railways concerned directly.  In continuation of this letter a D.O. letter No. 2006/TG-III/643/4 dated 18-04-2006 has gone from Board [MT] to the General Managers of all Indian Railways asking them to render necessary assistance to IRCTC to expedite  selections / promotions.

 

2.         It appears that despite issue of number of instructions on the issue of promotion of Catering Staff as mentioned above the Railways are not taking adequate action in granting promotions to the catering staff.  In this connection MD/IRCTC in his D.O. letter No. IRCTC/HRD/Catering/ Promotion/ 55 dt. 08-08-06 [copy enclosed] has stated that despite Board [MT]’s D.O. communication the necessary documents of Catering Staff for promotion like cadre strength, on roll position, updated seniority list, Service Record, ACRs etc. have not been made available to IRCTC resulting in non-promotions of catering staff.

 

3.         The Board have taken  serious view of the situation and desire that Railways should take immediate necessary action in close coordination with IRCTC so that due promotions of catering staff working with IRCTC on deputation /deemed deputation alongwith those continuing with Railways are effected without further delay.

 

Copy of MD/IRCTC’s  D.O. letter No. IRCTC/HRD/Catering/ Promotion/ 55 dt. 08-08-06 addressed to Advisor Staff, Railway Board, NDLS.

 

Sub: Promotions of Railway catering staff working on deemed deputation basis with IRCTC

 

A reference was made to Railway Board vide this office letter No. of even dated 16-2-2006 to allow IRCTC to make promotions of catering staff working on deemed deputation basis with IRCTC where complete seniority units have been taken over.  In response to, Railway Board vide their letter No. E[NG]I-2003/PM3/5 dated 29-03-2006 advised that wherever IRCTC can carry on selection / suitability tests etc., may approach the concerned Railways directly for collecting the necessary records.

            Group General Managers of IRCTC of all zones approached the concerned Railways but records required for making promotions have not been made available by the Zonal Railways to the zones of IRCTC.  Member Traffic has also written a D.O. letter [No. 2006/TG.III/643/4 dated 18th April, 2006] to all General Managers  of Indian Railways, but yet records like cadre strength, on roll position, copy of roster register maintained for SC/ST, updated seniority list, mode of filling up of vacancies, promotion  / direct recruitment quota, ACRs where applicable and photo copy of service records have not been made available.

            Catering Staff with IRCTC had been complaining that their due promotions against the available vacancies in higher grades have not been made by the Zonal Railways.  The issue has gained significance when options for absorption in IRCTC or going back to Railways have been circulated by IRCTC, as per Railway Board’s advice.

            I would therefore request you to kindly use your good offices and issue suitable directions to the Zonal Railways either to make promotion of the catering staff, wherever due, or should hand over all the relevant records to the Zonal offices of IRCTC for making promotions.  It will also not be out of place to mention that options have been called for from the catering staff taken over by IRCTC in 1st phase i.e. in Jan. 2004 i.e. New Delhi, Mumbai Central, C.S.T. Mumbai, Howrah, Sealdah, Secunderabad & Chennai.  We will be able to achieve better employee satisfaction by above step.

 

 

RBE No.127/2006             

Bd’s lt. No. E[NG]I-2006/PM2/4 dated 08-09-2006  (RBE No.127/2006)

 

Sub: Re-classification of posts in the merger cadre of ASM/TI/AYM in the pay scale of Rs.7,450-11500.     

In terms of this Ministry’s letters No. PC-III/80/UPG/19 dt. 29-07-1983 and No. E[NG]I-86/PM1/11 dt. 05-02-1987 the posts of Yard Masters, ASMs / SMs and Transportation Inspectors in various grades are classified as under:

 

Scale of Pay

YMs

TIs

SMs/ASMs

Rs.4500-7000

-

-

Selection

Rs.5000-8000 Selection Selection Non-Selection
Rs.5500-9000 Non-Selection Non-Selection Non-Selection
Rs.6500-10500 Selection Selection Selection
Rs.7450-11500 Non-Selection Non-Selection Selection

 

1.1       It has also been indicated in letter dt. 05-02-1987 ibid that wherever the cadre of T.Is is combined with that of SMs the classification as for SMs category will apply in the combined cadre.

 

1.2               However, in terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt. 09-10-2003 the cadres of SMs/ASMs, Yard Masters and Traffic Inspectors have since been merged in to one unified cadre of SMs  with the stipulation that recruitment and promotion pattern as prescribed for the category of SMs/ASMs should be followed in the unified cadre.

 

2.         The question of change of classification of post of Station Superintendent in the pay scale of Rs.7,450-11,500 in the unified cadre from ‘Selection’ to ‘Non-Selection’ has been under consideration of this Ministry as a result of demand in this regard raised by All India Railwaymen’s Federation and reference received from Northeast Frontier Railway.  It has now been decided that the post of Station Superintendent in the pay scale of Rs.7,450-11,500 in the unified cadre should be classified as ‘Non-Selection’ instead of ‘Selection’ earlier.

 

3.         The revised classification will have prospective effect.  Accordingly un-operated portion of a panel, if any, and current on the date of issue of this letter will be allowed to be operated / exhausted in terms of the existing classification.  However, if any selection is in hand the same may not be processed further.

 

 

RBE No.133/2006                                                                                     

Bd’s letter No. E[GP]2006/2/36 dated 14-09-06 (RBE No.133 /2006)

 

Sub: Zonal status of RDSO- Selection/ LDCE for promotion to Group ‘C’ posts in RDSO.

Consequent  upon grant of status of Zonal Railway to RDSO and in consideration of the recommendations of the Committee set up for restructuring of RDSO,  the Board have decided that, for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts in RDSO through Selection / LDCE, the same set of rules / instructions that are applicable to Group ‘B’ promotions in the different departments on the Zonal Railways, would apply.

 

RBE No. 129/2006

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  Bd’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/61 dated 14-09-06  (RBE No. 129/2006)

 

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]1/25/14 dt. 16-11-05 and letter of even number dt. 22-11-05  on the above subject.

 

2.         Board have decided that the following procedure may be adopted for operation of post based roster for promotions from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ and for ad-hoc promotions from Group ‘B’ to Sr. Scale:

 

i]          The vacant posts of Group ‘A’ [Jr. Scale] as on the date of assessment of Group ‘B’ vacancies, may also be included in the vacancies for Group ‘B’ selections and the reservation rosters may be expanded/contracted accordingly.  This procedure may be followed for a period of 3 years.

 

ii]          The existing practice of adding a maximum of 30% of cadre strength to the assessed Group ‘B’ vacancies may be discontinued.  Instead, while assessing vacancies for a selection period of 24 months, the vacancies that are due to arise in the next 6 months may also be included for the said selection and reservation provided for accordingly.

 

iii]         For Group ‘B’ promotions, a single roster may be operated and for each selection period, the assessed vacancies may be divided in the ratio of 70:30 for selection and LDCE and reservation provided for proportionately in the two streams.

 

iv)        The post-based rosters may be adopted from the next cycle of selections commencing after the issue of Board’s letter No.2005-E(SCT)I/25/14 dt.16.11.2005. As in the practice now, vacancies arising due to ad-hoc promotions to senior scale will also be included in the assessed vacancies for Group ‘B’ selections.

 

v)       For ad-hoc promotions to senior scale, post based reservation may be provided  for with reference to the number of senior scale posts that are filled on ad-hoc basis at a given time.  For calculation of reserved vacancies for this purpose, the principle laid down in Board’s letter No. 95-E[SCT]I/49/5/2 dt. 21-08-97  may be adopted.

 

3.         Board would also like to reiterate that for placement of Group ‘B’ officers in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500, normal rules of reservation would be applicable, as already provided for in Board’s letter No. E[GP]2003/2/22 dt. 16-06-03.

 

 

RBE No. 132/2006                                                            

Bd’s letter No.E[P&A]II-2004/RS-28 dated 15-09-06 (RBE No. 132/2006)

 

Sub: Scheme of GDCE- Pay fixation of running staff.         

During the course of examination of a representation, it has come to notice of the Board that different methods are  being followed while fixing the pay of running staff on their appointment to posts under the General Departmental Competitive Examination [GDCE] Scheme.

 

2.         It is advised that in the absence of specific orders from the Board to this effect, the benefit of reckoning of pay element for the purpose of fixation of pay of running staff on their appointment to the posts under the General Departmental Competitive Examination Scheme is not admissible.  Further, the GDCE Scheme is voluntary in nature and the concerned staff are aware of the mode of fixation of pay on their appointment to a post under the said Scheme.  Hence in such cases, pay fixation has to be effected without taking into account the ‘pay element’.

 

3.         Past cases decided otherwise need not be reopened.

 

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

 

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]95/PS5-1/29 dated 15-09-06

 

Sub: Passes for widows of railway employees

Ref: AIRF’s letter No. 01/Rly.Board/145 dt. 29-08-06

In terms of Board’s letter of even no. dated 08-05-02 a certificate is given by the office of the retired employee indicating the entitlement for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.  Similarly, certificate is also given to the widow on death of a serving employee.  It has been brought to the notice of Board that these instructions are not being followed on some of the Zonal Railways.

 

2.         The instructions as brought out in Board’s letter referred to above may please be reiterated on all the divisions of your Railway with a view to eliminate hardships to the pensioners / family pensioners.

 

 

RBE No.113/2006

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2005/RU/Med/1 dated 14.8.206(PC-V/ 474, RBE No.113/2006).

 

Sub: Upgradation of pay scale of the post of Dental Hygienists from Rs.4000-6000 to Rs. 5000-8000.

….

 

Consequent upon the upgradation of the scale of pay of the post of Dental Hygienists working in the Central Government Hospitals, the matter of revision of pay scale of the post of Dental Hygienists working in the Railways has been considered and it has been decided with the approval of the President to revise the pay scale of the post of Dental Hygienists in the Railways from Rs. 4000-6000 to Rs. 5000-8000.

 

  1. Future recruitments to the post of Dental Hygienist will; take place with the qualification of 10+2 with a Diploma in Dental Hygienist’s course.  However, present incumbents will be placed in the improved scale irrespective of their academic qualifications.

 

  1. The revised scale will be admissible from the date of issue of these orders.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.134/2006                                      

Board’s letter No.E[LL]2006/AT/EC/1,  dated  15-09-06 (RBE No.134 /2006)

 

Sub: The Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.

 

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            A copy of Gazette Notification No.S.O.1029(E) dt.10.07.2006 regarding Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 is sent herewith for information and necessary action.  Board desire that wide publicity may be given to the Gazette Notification.

 

The Gazette of India Extraordinary

Ministry of Labour and Employment-  (Child Labour Section) New Delhi 10th July, 2006.

 

S.O.1029(E): In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986 (61 of 1986), the Central Government hereby gives three months notice of its intention to add the following occupations in the Schedule of the said Act, namely:-

 

In the Schedule to the said Act, in Part A, under the heading ‘Occupations’, after item (13) and the entry relating thereto, the following items and entries shall be added, namely:-

 

“(14)   Employment of Children as domestic workers or servants;

(15) Employment of Children in dhabas (roadside eateries), restaurants, hotels, motels, tea-shops, resorts, spas, or other recreational centres”.

(F.No.S-27012/3/97-CL)

(S.K. SRIVASTAVA)

Jt. SECRETARY

Foot Note:- The first notification to amend the Schedule was issued vide number S.O.61, dated 23rd December, 1986 and subsequently the same was amended vide number:-

 

(1)               S.O.404(E) dated the 5th June, 1989.

(2)               S.O.263(E) dated the 29th March, 1994.

(3)               S.O.36 (E), dated the 27th January, 1999

and last amended vide notification number S.O.293(E) dated the 10th May, 2001.

 

 

RBE No.138/2006

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM7/6 dtd. 22-9-2006  (RBE No.138/2006)

 

Sub: Lateral induction of skilled artisans Gr.III in the posts of Asst. Loco Pilot (Diesel/ Elect.)

                As the Railways are aware in terms of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letters No. E(NG)I-90/PM7/34 dated 25.04.97 & 2.09.98  50% of the posts in the category of Asst. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elect.) are required to be filled from amongst the volunteering Diesel/Elect. Loco Fitters Gr.III of Diesel/Electric loco sheds with three years service failing which Diesel/Elec. Loco Fitters with less than three years service but total service of six years and Diesel/Electric Loco Group ‘D’ staff of Diesel/Electric loco Sheds with a total service of six years in Diesel/Electric Loco Sheds having the qualification of course completed Act Apprenticeship in Mechanical/Electrical/ Electronics Engineering trade or Matriculation with ITI as an additional preferable qualification with upper age limit of 35 years (40 years in the case of SC/ST).

1.1.            Subsequently vide instructions issued in this Ministry’s letter    No.E(NG)1-2001/PM7/19 dated 15.05.2002 volunteering Group ‘C’  and Group ‘D’ technical staff of Workshops/Carriage & Wagon Depots/Elec(TRD)/ Elec.(Gen) fulfilling the prescribed conditions of eligibility from those Seniority Units/Trades/Cadres where surplus staff has been identified were also made eligible to appear in the selection for induction/promotion as Asstt. Loco Pilots (Diesel/Elect.).

 

1.2.            Further it has been clarified vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 23.03.2006 that as the qualification of ITI has been prescribed only as an additional preferable qualification the eligible staff of specified units having the qualification of Matriculation but not ITI are also eligible to appear in the selection for induction/promotion as Asstt. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elect.) against 50% quota.

 

2.                  In this connection All India Railwaymen’s Federation had pointed out that there are a large number of vacancies of Asst. Loco Pilots in the Railways and therefore instructions may be issued to the Railways that Skilled Artisans Grade-III having the qualification of Matriculation or Matriculation + ITI may be spared to appear in the selection for induction/promotion to the post of Asstt. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elect.).  The issue has also been raised as an agenda item in the DC-JCM.  The Railways are, therefore, directed to spare the eligible staff of Diesel/Elect. Loco Sheds for appearing in the selection for induction/promotion as Asstt. Loco Pilot (Diesel/Elect.).

 

 

 RBE No.139/2006

 

 

Board’s lt. No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/4 dtd 22-9-2006  (RBE No.139/2006)

 

Sub: Procedure for holding selections to posts classified as ‘Selection’-deletion of heading “Personality, Address, Leadership, and Academic/Technical Qualification” from the selection procedure.

 

***

Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.03.2006 enclosing therewith ACS No.183 on the above subject.

 

2.         Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I, 1989 Edition should be amended as per ACS No.188 enclosed.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME-I (1989 EDITION)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.188

Chapter II, Section ‘B’ – Rules governing the promotion of Group ‘C’ staff.

            Substitute the following for the existing Note(iv) after sub-para (g) of Para 219:-

Note: (iv) : In the case of selection for promotion as Motorman, distribution of marks amongst various headings in lieu of headings appearing in the table below Para 219 (g) shall be as follows:-

 

 

  Factors/Headings

Maximum Marks

Qualifying  Marks

1. Professional ability

50

30

2. Record of Service

15

-

3. Seniority

15

-

4. Aptitude Test

20

Minimum cut off as may be decided by RDSO

   

100

60

[Authority: Ministry of Railway’s lt. No.E(NG)I-2006/PM1/4, dt.22.03.2006 and dt.22.09.06]

 

 

 

RBE No.140/2006                                                                                     

Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2001/PLB/11 dt. 22.09.06. (RBE No.140/2006)

 

Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to non-gazetted Group ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ Railway employees for the financial   year 2005-2006.

            The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus equivalent to 65 (sixty five) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2005-2006 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          ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘pay’ as defined in Rule 103(35)/R-I (1985 Edition), dearness pay and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2005-06. However, in the case of Running staff, the term ‘pay’ shall also include 30% of basic pay constituting the pay element in Running Allowance as payable on leave salary.  Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages etc., as prescribed in this Ministry’s instructions and clarifications issued 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 financial year 2005-2006 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.5342/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2005-2006.  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 Rules 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 made before commencement of Durga Puja/Dussehra holidays.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.135/2006                                                             

Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2005/ALL/RPF/2 dated 19-09-06  (RBE No.135/2006)

 

Sub: Revision in the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of Non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel.           

In terms of Board’s order of even number dated 29-11-2005, non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade-I, scale Rs.6500-10500, were entitled for Ration Money Allowance at par with Central Para Military Force [CPMF] personnel i.e. @ Rs.680/- per head per month w.e.f. 01-04-2005 to     31-03-2006.

 

2.         It has now been decided to revise the rate of Ration Money Allowance from Rs.680/- to  Rs. 722/- per head per month w.e.f. 01-04-2006 to    31-03-2007.

 

3.         Accordingly, sanction of the Ministry of Railways is hereby accorded to revise the rate of Ration Money Allowance from Rs.680/- to Rs.722/- per head per month to non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel, upto the rank of Inspector Grade I, scale Rs.6500-10500 w.e.f. 01-04-2006 to 31-03-2007.

 

4.         The other terms and conditions as stipulated in Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-98/ALL/RPF/1 dated 01-04-1998 shall remain unchanged.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.137/2006

                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2006/AL4/24 dated 21-09-06  (RBE No.137/2006)

 

                Sub: Misuse of Official Vehicles      

During the course of investigation into a Vigilance case of one of the Zonal Railways, certain irregularities and instances of misuse of official vehicles as detailed below have been detected.

 

i]      Meter readings were not written.

ii]     Total kilometers run was not mentioned

iii]    Signatures of vehicle users were not taken from each officer who had used the vehicle.

iv]    Log book was signed by some other person who has not used the vehicle.

v]     An officer was occasionally permitted to use official vehicle for coming to office and for going to residence wile drawing transport allowance.

 

The Central Vigilance Commission have viewed with great concern the instances of misuse of government transport and have advised that guidelines  be issued to all concerned to bring about improvement in the existing system.

 

As the Railways are aware, the detailed rules / guidelines regarding the use of staff cars are contained in the ‘Staff Car Rules’.

 

Board desire that the rules / guidelines regarding the use of staff cars as contained in the ‘Staff Car Rules’ may be scrupulously followed to avoid any misuse of official vehicles.

 

 

RBE No.136/2006                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006PS5-1/22 dated 20-09-06  (RBE No.136 /2006)

 

Sub: Issue of privilege passes /PTOs covering Jammu

        Tawi-Udhampur Section.  

NFIR has raised a demand for allowing Privilege Passes/PTOs on Jammu Tawi-Udhampur new line which has been opened for passenger traffic.  The issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided that privilege passes/PTOs to railway employees and post retirement complimentary passes to retired railway employees may be issued covering Jammu Tawi-Udhampur Section also.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.122/2006                                                                                                                         

Bd’s letter No.E[P&A]II-2000/RS-21 dated 04-10-06 (RBE No.122/2006)

 

Sub:Co-drivers for Rajdhani Expresses and ‘High Speed Trains’- JCM/DC Item No. 5/2003      

 

The above item was discussed with the Staff side by the Board in a meeting held on 26-04-06 and in partial modification of the instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated  26-09-02, it has been decided that the level of  co-driver in Rajdhani trains will henceforth be determined on the basis of ‘total run of the train’.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 141/2006                                                                                                

Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]/2006/19/6 dated 28-09-2006  (RBE No. 141/2006)

 

Sub:Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee

[Part I] 1998 – Competency based training for Electrical Department – Recommendation No. 5.10

Kindly refer Board’s letter of even number dated 21-3-06 inter-alia enclosing therein the details of name of the categories of loco maintenance  of Elect. Department who should be issued competency certificate before they are allowed to work.  It has been observed that the course numbers provided under the Head ‘Syllabi’ and duration in some of the cases have  been inadvertently quoted incorrectly.  The revised details are placed at Annexure I which may  replace  the earlier ones.

 

It has also been decided to include category of staff related to TRD of Electrical Department and the details of agency for certification, periodicity and duration of training is enclosed at Annexure II.  Similar details for the staff  of TLC/PSI and Electric Loco pilots are enclosed at Annexure III and IV, respectively.

 

FIVE PAGES TO BE INCLUDED BY PLATE MAKING

 

 

RBE No.144/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[GP]/99/2/22 dated 03-10-06 (RBE No.144/2006)

 

        Sub: Promotion from Group ‘C’  to Group ‘B’-conditions of eligibility reg.

In  the last PNM Meeting with NFIR, the question of applicability of the provision contained in para 203.2 of IREM to LDCEs for promotion from Group  ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts was discussed.

 

2.         Board desires to clarify that the provisions of chapter II of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I [ including para 203.2], are applicable only to 70% selections and not to 30% LDCE.  The scheme of LDCE is governed by the provisions in the relevant Recruitment Rules and administrative instructions issued on the subject from time to time, as brought out in para 202.1 of IREM incorporated under Advance Correction Slip No. 28.

 

3.         It is further clarified that para 203.2 of IREM Vol.I, under which in case a junior employee is considered for selection by virtue of his satisfying the relevant minimum service conditions, all persons senior to him shall be held to be eligible, is relevant only for 70% selections which has a fixed Zone of consideration based on seniority. LDCE is open to all eligible candidates irrespective of t6heir relative seniority.   Wherever the provision relating to LDCE has been incorporated  in the Recruitment Rules, the aforesaid provision has been made as a ‘Note’ under 70% selection only.

 

 

RBE No.145/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/3/32 dated  5-10-06 (RBE No.145/2006)

 

Sub: Training of Apprentices / Trainees – Repeat chance.  

 

In continuation of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/3/10 dated    10-08-2000, it is clarified that :-

 

[a]    The trainees/Apprentices other than those covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961 may be granted one repeat chance after failure to complete the prescribed training satisfactorily i.e. the trainees/apprentices will be allowed total of 2 chances only, 1st chance as part of the training course and the 2nd chance which will be without any stipend or any other remuneration.

 

[b]    The trainees/Apprentices other than those covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961 belonging to OBC category may be also be allowed one repeat chance i.e. total of 2 chances and the 2nd chance will be without any stipend or any other remuneration.

 

[c]    Trainees/Apprentices other than those covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961 belonging to SC/ST be allowed two repeat chances, i.e. a total of 3 chances and the 3rd chance will be without stipend or any other remuneration.

 

All the other terms and conditions will  remain unchanged.

 

 

RBE No.142/2006                                                                                                                         

Bd’s lt. No. E[Sports]2006/New Discipline dtd.  28-09-2006 (RBE No.142/2006)

 

Sub:Inclusion of Handball [Men] in Railway Sports Calendar – Recruitment against sports quota.        

 

The Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to include Handball [Men] Game also in the Railway Sports Calendar.  All concerned Zonal Railways / Production Units are instructed to initiate action to recruit Men Handball  players in order  to build a team against sports quota, as per prescribed norms.

 

 

RBE No.148/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Bd’s ltr. No. E[P&A]II-2006/Bonus-1 dated 09-10-2006 (RBE No.148 /2006)

 

Sub: Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group C & D RPF /RPSF personnel for the financial year 2005-2006

****

The President is pleased to decide that all Group C and D RPF/RPSF personnel, who are not eligible for Bonus under the existing Productivity Linked Bonus scheme  on the Railways, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30[thirty] days emoluments for the financial year 2005-2006, without any eligibility wage ceiling.  The calculation ceiling of Rs.2500/- will remain unchanged.

 

  1. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:

 

a]         Only those Group C and D RPF/RPSF personnel, who were in service on 31-3-2006 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2005-2006 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible personnel for period of  continuous service during the year ranging from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service [rounded to the nearest number of months]

 

b]         The quantum of ad-hoc bonus will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments /calculation ceiling, whichever is lower.  To calculate ad-hoc bonus for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month).  This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted.  To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of Rs.2500/- (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs.2500/-), ad-hoc bonus for thirty days would work out to Rs.2500 x 30/30.4 = Rs.2467.10 (rounded off to Rs.2467/-).

 

c)                              All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

d)                              In the matter where the aforesaid provisions are silent, clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II-88/Bonus-3 dated 29.12.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

 

e)                              All the Group C & D RPF/RPSF personnel, regardless of whether they are in uniform or out of uniform and regardless of place of their posting, shall be eligible only for ad-hoc bonus in terms of these orders.

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

 

 

RBE No. 147/2006                                                                        

Bd’s lt. No. E[NG]I-2005/PM1/20 dt. 06-10-2006 (RBE No. 147/2006)

 

Sub:    Introduction of LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II scale Rs.5500-9000  and Personnel Inspector scale 6500-10500.

As the Railways are aware 20% direct recruitment quota in the categories of Office Superintendent [OS] Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector [PI] in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 as introduced vide para 11 of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dt. 09-10-2003 was replaced by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination [LDCE] quota to the extent of 20% of the posts in these categories vide this Ministry’s  letter of even number dt. 17-06-2005 entrusting the responsibility of conducting LDCE to the RRBs.

 

2.         The question of handling the task of holding LDCEs has been reviewed by the Board keeping in view the difficulties expressed by Chairmen, RRB/Chennai and RRB/Secunderabad mainly in view of the requirement of including descriptive type of questions for the written examinations for these categories.  Earlier this issue was also raised by All India Railwaymen’s Federation and Eastern Railway.  It has now been decided in partial modification of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter dt. 17-06-05 and clarification issued vide letter dated 25-08-2005 that the LDCE for the categories of OS-II in grade Rs.5500-9000 and PI in grade Rs.6500-10500 may now be held by the Zonal Railways / PUs concerned, themselves.

 

3.         All other conditions including the procedure for holding LDCEs as explained in para 3[II] of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17-06-2005 will remain unaltered.

 

4.         The indents, if any, pending with RRBs for holding the LDCE may be returned to Zonal Railway / PU concerned for further action.

 

Bd’s letter No. F[E]I/2003/AL-28/13 dted 09-10-2006 

 

Sub: Claiming of Daily Allowance alongwith Road Mileage for local journey beyond the radius of 8 Kms.       

Item Nos. [i] [a] and [iii] of Board’s letter No. F[E]I/2003/AL-28/13 dt.          09-03-2004 are modified as under:

 

  Existing Modified
[i] [a]: When public conveyance [public transport] is used for local journeys between stations not connected by Rail The employees shall be eligible to draw bus fare plus Daily Allowance  at ordinary rates for the period of absence from Headquarter as admissible under the rules. The employees shall be eligible to draw actual conveyance charges plus Daily Allowance  at ordinary rates for the period of absence from Headquarter as admissible under the rules.
iii] When Railway servant uses his own vehicle  or hires an auto / taxi Actual Road Mileage Allowance for the distance traveled but restricted to one day’s Daily Allowance at rates for ordinary locality will be admissible.  It may be noted that in no case will Daily Allowance be admissible in addition to Road Mileage Allowance. Actual Road Mileage Allowance for the distance traveled plus  Daily Allowance at the ordinary rates as admissible under the rules.

 

  1. Other conditions remain unaltered.

 

 

Bd’s letter No. 2006-B-306 dated 06-10-06 .

 

Sub: Rate of interest to be charged on advance for purchase of conveyances during 2006-2007.

 

A copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs’ OM F.No.5(2)-B[PD]/2006 dated 18th September, 2006 regarding rate of interest to be charged on advances sanctioned during the year 2006-2007,  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 Affairs’ OM F.No. 5(2)-B[PD]/2006 dated 18th September, 2006

 

Sub: Advances to Government servants – Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2006-2007.

 

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2006-2007 i.e. from 1st April, 2006 to 31st March,2007  will continue to be at the same level as for 2005-2006, 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%

 

 

Bd’s Order No.ERB-I/2006/23/16 dated 28-09-06

 

ORDER

 

In supersession of Ministry of Railways [Railway Board]’s order of even number dated 16-06-06 constituting a Sole Member Committee of Shri S.R. Choudhuri, retired GM, East Coast Railway regarding career advancement planning for Group ‘D’ staff on Railways, Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to constitute a sole Member Committee  of Shri M.Z. Ansari, retired GM, Western Railway for the aforesaid purpose.

 

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

 

  1. To examine existing chances of promotion for Group ‘D’ staff and also to suggest new channel of promotion, to provide opportunities to the staff for their promotion to Group ‘C’.

 

  1. Identifying categories for reclassification from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ in different Departments / units of Indian Railways on the basis of functions being performed by Group ‘D’ categories, giving specific attention to the Supervisory Group ‘D’ staff like Muqadam, Safaiwala, Jamadar, Gangmate, C&W Safaiwalas Incharge etc., keeping in view their supervisory functions in various zonal Railways.

 

  1. To examine possibility of promotion of Group ‘D’ staff to Group ‘C’ for all those who possess higher technical and educational qualifications and eligible for appointment in Group ‘C’ against direct recruitment quota.

 

  1. To examine the scope for providing Group ‘C’ grades to the categories of Trackman/Gangman, Gateman on the basis of special skills required for the performance of their functions.

 

  1. To prescribe the manner in which employees should be selected for promotions.

 

  1. To examine the aspect that career advancement should be linked to increase in workload to meet the increased burden in maintaining track and rolling stock due to heavier volumes of traffic carried by the rail system.

 

  1. The Headquarter of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

 

  1. The Committee will submit its report within a period of 6 months from the date of its constitution.

 

  1. One Senior Scale Officer who is looking after the Group ‘D’ affairs in Railway Board nominated by Executive Director Establishment [Non-Gazetted] will assist the Committee.  Stenographic assistance will be provided by the Joint Secretary, Railway Board immediately on constitution of the Committee.

 

  1. The one man Committee which is on full time basis will be regulated by the following terms and conditions:

 

 

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

 

 

i. Remuneration The Sole Member of the Committee will be paid a consolidated fee of Rs.13000/- p.m. subject to the condition that the fee plus pension should not exceed the last pay drawn.
ii Travelling facilities  & Allowances For journeys in connection with the work of the Committee, 1st class ‘A’ Duty Card Pass with permission to travel in 1st AC including Rajdhani & Shatabdi Expresses will be issued to self and wife.  He will also be entitled to undertake journeys by air in Executive Class, whenever he considers air travel necessary in the public interest for self only.  He will be paid TA/DA as admissible to serving officers of equivalent status.  He will be his own controlling officer for the purpose.
iii Road Transport He will be entitled to road vehicle facility for undertaking journeys in connection with the work of the Committee.  Alternatively he will be paid conveyance charges @ Rs.800/- p.m. for actual use of his own car for local journeys.  He will be entitled to staff car facility while on tour at outside stations.
iv Rest House Facility He will be entitled to Railway Officers Rest House facility while on tour on the same terms & conditions as for serving railway officers of equivalent status.
v Telephone a] Office: He will be provided with Railway/MTNL telephone in his office

b]  He will be provided MTNL telephone with STD facility on his residence or in case he has a P&T telephone, refund of rental & charges as per rules applicable to serving railway officers shall be arranged.

vi Medical facilities He will be governed by the Railway Medical Attendance Rules.

 

7.         The Pay & Accounts Officer, Railway Board will be the Accounts and Disbursing officer for the Committee.

8.         The expenditure is chargeable to Grant No. 2.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No. 149/2006                                                                                                

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2005/FU-1/5 dated 09-10-06  (RBE No. 149/2006)

 

Sub: Amendment of provisions relating to Staff Benefit Fund –

         Chapter 8 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I

          [5th Edition 1985] [Second Reprint Edition –2003] 

In exercise of the powers conferred y proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 804 and 805 of Chapter 8 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 100.

 

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

 

Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I [5th Edition 1985] [Second Reprint Edition –2003]   Chapter 8      

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 100 [Rule 804 & 805]

 

1]         Sub-Rule [3] may be added in Rule 804 as follows:

 

[3] Unpaid wages beyond three years.

 

[Authority Bd’s  ltrs No. E[LL]84-AT/PW/1-4 dt.14-3-89 & 94-AC II/21/9 dt. 27-1-97]

2]         Rule 805[1] may be substituted by the following:

In addition to the credits to the Fund detailed in Rule 804, there shall be credited to the fund on the 1st April of each financial year an annual grant from the revenues of the Railway at a per capita rate of Rs.30.00 based on the sanctioned strength of non-gazetted Railway employees, permanent and temporary, as on the 31st March, posts charged to capital being excluded.  The Fund shall be credited provisionally on the 1st April each year with an amount equal to the contribution for the previous year, the necessary adjustment being made as soon as the correct amount of the contribution has been determined.  The distribution of Rs.30/- amongst different activities will be as under:

 

i]   General  Activities viz. Education, recreation, amusement, cultural, relief of distress, sickness and miscellaneous items:  
a]    Education

Rs. 4.75

b]    Recreation other than sports

Rs. 2.25

c]     Inter-Rly Cultural Competition

Rs. 0.50

d]     Relief of distress, sickness, etc.

Rs. 7.50

e]     Women empowerment activities Rs.0.50
f]       Miscellaneous

Rs.0.50

ii]    Sports activities

Rs.5.00

iii]   Scouts activities

Rs.3.50

iv]   Recreational facilities to Officers and Supervisory staff

Rs.3.00

v]   Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy

Rs.2.50

Total

Rs.30.00

 

[Authority Bd’s  ltr. No. E[W]2004/FU-1/1  dt. 12-3-2004]

RBE No.146/2006

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2001/WE-6/14 dated 04-10-06 (RBE No.146 /2006)

 

Sub: Grant of LAP to Railway School teachers/staff under Rule 525[3] of IREC Vol.I for scouts & guides activities.

The issue regarding extending the benefit of Rule 525[3] of IREC Vol.I, fifth edition 1985 [second reprint edition-2003] in the case of railway school teachers/ staff for undertaking scouts and guides activities has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways.

 

2.         It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development [Department of Secondary & Higher Education] and the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Personnel & Training] that a railway servant serving in a railway school shall be entitled to Leave on Average Pay under and subject to provisions of Rule 525[3] of IREC Vol.I, fifth Edition-1985 [second reprint edition-2003] in respect of the vacation or a portion thereof not availed / foregone for undertaking scouts and guides activities as per orders of the competent authority.

 

3.         These orders shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

 

 

  Bd’s letter No. 2006/H/DC/JCM dated 12-10-2006  .

 

Sub: Clarifications regarding chronic diseases in relation to Fixed

              Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- granted to Railway Pensioners.              

As per Board’s letter No. PC/V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-99 a fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- per month is granted to the Railway Pensioners/ family Pensioners who are residing beyond 2.5 kms from Railway Hospital /Health Unit / Dispensary.  This fixed medical allowance is given to meet the day to day medical expenses.  They are not entitled to receive outdoor treatment from Health Unit /Railway Hospital etc. except in cases of Chronic Diseases.

 

Arising out of demand in the DC/JCM September, 2006, the definition of Chronic disease and some illness which are to be treated as Chronic ones are hereby stated.

 

Any disease which persists for a period of approximately three months or more is defined as a chronic disease.  Some of the common illness, which are treated as chronic diseases are given below:

 

  1. Arthritis and related conditions
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Cancer of any part of body
  4. Diabetes mellitus
  5. Epilepsy disorders

 

  1. Obesity / chronic weight loss
  2. Tuberculosis
  3. AIDS
  4. Oral Health Problem

10.      Chronic skin disorders

 

 

RBE No.152/2006                                                                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 dated 13-10-06  (RBE No.152 /2006)

 

Sub: Eligibility of divorced /widowed daughter for grant of Family Pension    

Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated  16-03-2005, for grant of family pension to widowed/divorced daughters even after attaining the age of 25 years subject to fulfillment of all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter.  These instructions were based on the corresponding instructions issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW], nodal department of the Government on pensionary matters vide O.M. No. 1/19/03-P&PW[E] dated 25-08-04.  The said instructions dated 25-08-04 were not clarificatory enough as regards entitlement to family pension in cases where divorce/widowhood takes place after attaining the age of 25 years.  Pending receipt of clarification from DOP&PW, it was decided by the Board to insert a stipulation vide para 3[i] of Board’s instructions dated 16-03-2005 to the effect that a divorced/widowed daughter shall be eligible for sanction of family pension provided the divorce with or death of her husband takes place before her attaining 25 years of age.

 

2.         The matter has since been under consideration in Board’s office in consultation with the DOP&PW and it has now been clarified by the DOP&PW that family pension is admissible to widowed/divorced daughters irrespective of the fact that the divorce/widowhood takes place after attaining the age of 25 years or before attaining that age, subject to other conditions being satisfied.

 

  1. In view of the above clarification, para 3[i] of Board’s letter of even no. of  16-03-2005 shall stand modified as under:

 

“[i]       Family pension shall be admissible to divorced/widowed daughter from 25-08-2004 or from the date of divorce/widowhood or from the date on which her turn for family pension materializes, whichever is later.”

 

 

Bd’s ltr. No. F[E]I/2003/AL-28/13 dated 17-10-2006 .

 

Sub: Claiming of Daily Allowance alongwith Road Mileage for local journey beyond the radius of 8 Kms.        

Arising out of a demand of Staff side raised through DC/JCM Agenda item No. 38/2004 seeking withdrawal of clarifications contained  in items [i][a] and [iii] of Board’s letter of even number dated 09-03-04 regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance alongwith Road Mileage for local journeys beyond the radius of 8 kms, the matter was reviewed in the meeting held with the representatives of Staff side.

 

2.         Accordingly, in supersession of Board’s letters of even number dated        09-03-04 and 09-10-06 it is clarified  that admissibility of Daily Allowance alongwith Road Mileage Allowance for local journeys i.e. with the same urban agglomeration, beyond the radius of 8 kms from the Headquarters would be as under:

 

Situation

Clarification

[i] When public conveyance [public transport]  is used for local journeys between stations

 

a]  not connected by Rail

 

 

 

 

 

b]  connected by Rail

 

 

 

 

The employees shall be eligible to draw actual conveyance charges plus Daily Allowance at ordinary rates for the period of absence from Headquarters as admissible under the rules.

 

If any travel authority i.e. free pass/ RC is provided, only Daily Allowance at rates for ordinary locality is admissible.

ii]  When Govt. vehicle is provided for local journeys beyond 8 kms. Daily Allowance at ordinary rates for the period of absence is admissible.

 

iii]   When the Railway servant uses his own vehicle or hires an auto/taxi Actual Road Mileage Allowance for the distance traveled plus Daily Allowance at the ordinary rates as admissible under the rules.

 

3.         In case of Railway servants in receipt of Conveyance Allowance in terms of Para [4] of Rule 1606 of IREC [Vol.II], the admissibility of Daily Allowance / Mileage Allowance shall be subject to fulfillment of conditions laid down for grant of Conveyance Allowance as per provisions of Rule 1606 of IREC [Vol.II].

 

 

RBE No.158/2006                                                                                     

Bd’s lt. No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/6[Clarifications] dtd 20-10-06 (RBE No.158/2006)

 

Sub: Norms for recruitment through sports quota in Cricket, by participation in Cooch Behar and Vinoo Mankad Junior

           Cricket Championships

 

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[Sports]/2006/Policy/1 dt. 20-06-2006                   

****

Please refer to Para 4.3[f] of Board’s letter No. E[Sports]/2006/ Policy/1 dated 20-06-06.  Board’s have decided to modify this para, and should be read as under, henceforth:

Para No.

Existing Norms

Modified Norms [read as]

4.3[f] In Cricket[Men] Junior Category representation of a State or equivalent Unit, at least in the semi-finals of Cooch Behar [U-19] and Vinoo Mankad [U-19] Championships, shall also be considered for recruitment in Group-C.  For recruitment in Group-D, representation of a State or equivalent Unit in these championships, shall also be considered. In Cricket[Men] Junior Category representation of a State or equivalent Unit, at least in the semi-finals of Cooch Behar [U-19] Elite Group Championship or Semi-finals of the All India Knock-out stage of Vinoo Mankad  [U-19] Championship, shall also be considered for recruitment in Group-C.  For recruitment in Group-D, representation of a State or equivalent Unit in Cooch Behar [U-19] Elite  or Plate Group Championship or in the All India knock-out stage of Vinoo Mankad [U-19] Championship, shall also be considered.

 

This disposes SCRSA’s letter No. SCRSA/2006 dated 10-10-2006.

 

 

RBE No 143/2006

Board’s lt. No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dtd 28.9.2006  (PC-V /477 (RBE No 143/2006.)

 

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner –revised  rates effective from 01.07.2006.

…..

            A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/2/2006-P&PW (G) dated 15.9.2006 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 42/2/2005-P&PW(G) dt.05.04.2006 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dt. 21.04.2006 (RBE 52/2006, S.No.PC-V/471}
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

 

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

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners welfare’s O.M. No.42/2/2006-P&PW(G) dated 15.09.2006

 

Sub: Grant of dearness relief [DR] to Central Government pensioners/ family Pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.07.2006.         

…..

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O. M. No. 42/2/2005-P&PW(G)  Dated 5th April 2006, sanctioning the instalment of dearness relief  [DR] admissible from 01.01.2006 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that DR shall be paid to the Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for the rise in cost of living at the rate of 29% w.e.f. 01.07.2006 in suppression of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 5.4.2006 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 Defense 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 @ 29 % w.e.f. 01.07.2006 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 fulfillment of the conditions laid own 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 @ 29% w.e.f.01.07.2006.

 

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 @ 21% w.e.f. 01.07.2006.

 

(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 08.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/-, and Rs.965/-.

 

6.         Payment of DR 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/34-80 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 pensioners/family pensioners 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.325/E.V./2006  dated 13th September,2006.

 

 

 

RBE No.159/2006

  Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2004 RG 6-8 dated 20-10-2006  (RBE No.159 /2006)

 

Sub:    Review of suspension of Railway servants.

 

As the Railways are aware, Rule 5 of Railway Servants [Discipline and Appeal] Rules, 1968 dealing with the subject of suspension has been amended  vide notification of even number dated 18-07-2006 to provide that an order of suspension will be reviewed before expiry of 90 days from the date of order and shall not be valid after 90 days unless extended after review  for a further period, before expiry of 90 days.  The review of suspension is to be made by the competent authority on the recommendation of the review committee constituted for the purpose.  The amended provisions have to come into force on the expiry of 90 days from the date of publication of the notification  in the Gazette of India.  The notification has been published in the Gazette of India on July 29, 2006.  The amended provisions thus will come into force w.e.f. 27-10-2006.

 

2.         It has been made very clear in para 4 of Board’s letter of even number dated    19-07-2006 that lapsing of an order of suspension on account of failure to review of the same will be viewed seriously.  Railways etc. should therefore ensure that no order of suspension lapses merely because the competent authority failed to review it within the stipulated period.  An appropriate and adequate machinery should be available on the Railways etc. to review the orders of suspension and decide about their extension, where necessary before the expiry of 90 days from the date of order of suspension.  Railways may consider setting up Cells wherever felt necessary to closely monitor the suspension cases so that the amended provisions are enforced fully and completely.

 

 

 

RBE No.153/2006                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2001PS5-1/16 dated 20-10-2006 (RBE No.153/2006)

 

Sub: Facility of passes to the staff after their transfer on            deputation/ deemed deputation basis and after their absorption in IRCTC.

Ref :  [i] Board’s letters No. 2000/TG.III/60/5Pt.II dated 17-08-2001

         [ii] No. F[E]II/2003/DE1/1 dated 14-02-03

        [iii] No. E[W]2001 PS5-16 dated 08-11-2001, 26-11-2001,

           28-08-03, 01-12-04 and 23-06-05

Instructions regulating issue of passes to IRCTC personnel have been issued vide Board’s letters referred to  above.  The entire issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided to regulate issue of various types of passes to railway employees on deputation/deemed deputation as under:

 

[i]         Duty  Passes:

 

IRCTC was authorized to issue duty cheque passes upto 31-05-05 vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 01-12-04.  This was agreed to on a specific undertaking from IRCTC that cost of duty passes issued to IRCTC will be reimbursed to the Railways.  It has  now been decided that duty cheque Passes to officers and staff on deputation from Railway to IRCTC for self only as per their entitlement be extended beyond 31-05-05 for a period of two years subject to full realization of cost of such passes for the period from 01-06-05 onwards & clearance of pending dues, if any.

 

[ii]         Privilege Passes on absorption:

 

Clarification has been sought by IRCTC as to whether Railway employees after their absorption in IRCTC will continue to be entitled to the same class/number of privilege passes as were admissible to them on the date of their absorption in IRCTC or there will be any change in their entitlement subsequent  to their promotion to the higher executive cadre during the course of their service in IRCTC.  In this connection attention is invited to para1[ii] of Board’s letter No. F[E]II/2003/DE1/1 dt. 14-02-03 wherein it has been clarified that on absorption, the employees of IRCTC shall continue to avail of the facility of privilege passes  as per eligibility on the date of absorption.  For the purpose, the class and number of passes admissible will be determined based on the notional pay and length of service on the date they ceased to be in Railway service.  Any increase in pay or any period of service in IRCTC after absorption will not alter the class and number of passes admissible as on the date of absorption.

 

[iii]        Post Retirement Complimentary Passes:

 

The provisions contained in Railway Servants [Pass] Rules 1986,[1993 Edition] will apply to Railway employees on deputation to IRCTC i.e. minimum 20 years of Railway service will be required to become eligible for issue of Post retirement complimentary passes.

 

[iv]        Issue of suburban pass to staff posted at Mumbai:

 

Catering staff of Mumbai before their joining IRCTC on deemed deputation basis were availing the facility of suburban passes free of cost enabling them and their family members to travel in local trains in Mumbai.  It has been decided by Board that such staff on deemed deputation will continue to get the facility of suburban passes till such time the issue of giving various facilities to Railway staff transferred to IRCTC is finalized by Board.  However, other employees, who are on deputation to IRCTC, will not be entitled to the facility of free of  cost suburban local passes.

 

[v]        School Passes:

 

Wards of Railway employees, who are on deputation to IRCTC, are entitled to school pass in terms of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition 1993].  However, after their absorption in IRCTC they cease to be Railway employees and will not be entitled to the facility of issue of school passes.

 

2.         Other instructions as contained  in Board’s letters referred to above will continue to be followed.

 

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

 

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/TR/22 dated 23-10-2006

 

          Sub:Inter-divisional transfer of Commercial staff.      

In terms of the existing procedure contained in the then Board [CRB]’s D.O. letter No. V[SS]81/Genl. dated 25-03-81, Ticket Checking staff suspected to be indulging in malpractices should, as a matter of policy, be invariably transferred on inter-divisional/inter zonal basis as a measure of campaign against rampant social evil and such of them as are fully exonerated or imposed only a penalty of censure on the conclusion of disciplinary action, may be transferred back on review by GM on request made by the staff concerned.

 

2.         This issue came up for discussion in the DC/JCM Meeting with Board vide agenda item No. 30/2006 when the Staff Side desired review of the extant policy relating to inter-divisional/inter railway transfer of ticket checking staff suspected to be indulging in malpractices so as to consider transferring them back to their parent railway.  The issue has arisen owing to bifurcation of Railways w.e.f. 1-4-2003 when the staff transferred to different Division on the same Railway on administrative ground landed up in different Railway after the bifurcation.

 

3.         The matter has since been considered by the Board.  It has been decided that the request for transfer by the staff who were earlier shifted to another Division on administrative ground/vigilance ground, may be considered for transfer to their original Railway, but not to their original Division on case to case basis, subject to acceptance by both the concerned General Managers i.e. relieving and accepting.

 

4.         The request will be considered only after completion of a minimum of six years service by the concerned staff in the existing Division.

 

Bd’s letter No. E[REP]I-06/Transfer/Misc/1 dated 23-10-06

 

          Sub: Inter Railway transfer cases- streamlining.        

It is seen from the analysis of CA-iii references received from the Members of Parliament, MLAs & Others pertaining to non-gazetted  staff working on the Indian Railways, that single largest proportion [around 50% of such references] pertain to transfers of staff i.e. inter-Railway, inter –Division or mutual transfer.  It is felt that there is a need to make the request transfer system more realistic and transparent in order to generate trust in the staff so that such requests through VIPs are minimized.  It is, therefore, desired that following steps may be taken by Zonal Railways:

 

i]      Implement a web enabled system on your Railway and efforts should be made to make available the information to the employees through Rail-Net for all request registered within the Railway for inter-Division and intra-Division transfers.

 

ii]       Details regarding total number of registered inter-Railway / inter-Division/mutual transfers of all categories pending on your Railway may also be sent to Board.

 

iii]    Examine all pending requests with a view to consider as many intra-Railway request transfers as possible keeping in view the administrative requirements.

 

However, for inter-Railway request transfers a period of minimum five years of service [including training period ] will apply.

 

Bd’ letter No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/6[Clarifications] dtd 18-10-2006

 

Sub: Eligibility of a sportsperson for trials, as per the sports

                          achievement during immediate previous two years, for

           recruitment against sports quota-clarification regarding.

 

Ref:  Board’s letter No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/1 dated 20-06-2006

Please refer to Para 4.4 of Board’s letter mentioned above regarding period for reckoning sports achievements of a sportsperson for recruitment against sports quota.

 

In this connection it is clarified that according to Para 4.4 of Board’s policy letter referred above, even a single recognized sports achievement during the period as specified in this para, makes a sportsperson eligible for consideration against the sports quota and also for attending trials.  Therefore, sports achievement in any year of the said block, makes a candidate eligible for consideration against the sports quota and also for attending trials.

 

RBE No.160/2006

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-99/PM7/17 dated 23-10-2006 (RBE No.160/2006)

 

Sub:Selection of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst skilled         

Artisans for absorption as JE Gr.II in the pay scale of

Rs.5000-8000 in various departments.

Reference this Ministry’s letter of even No. dt. 12-08-02 revising the qualification of Matriculation to ITI/Act Apprenticeship pass or 10+2 in Science stream for appearing in the selection for induction as Intermediate Apprentice Mechanics in the category of JE Gr.II in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in all departments wherever the system of induction of Inter Apprentice from serving employees is prevalent.

 

1.1.      Further it was directed vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 23-06-2003 that the existing staff in service as on 12-08-02 who were eligible with pre-revised qualification of Matriculation may be allowed to appear in two consecutive selections held after the issue of the letter.

 

2.         The matter has again been raised in the forum of DC-JCM. This was also discussed with both the Federations in a separate meeting held on 03-10-2006.  The matter has been reconsidered by the Board and it has been decided that the existing staff in service as on 12-08-2002 who were eligible with pre-revised qualification of Matriculation may be allowed to appear in two more consecutive selection from   01-11-2006 onwards.

RBE No. 76/2006 & 103/2006                                                                                        

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006 PS 5-1/9 dtd 13-06-06 (RBE No. 76/2006 & 103 /2006)

 

Sub: Issue of passes/ PTOs to Railway servants under suspension.           

In terms of clause 19[i] of Schedule VII of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993], Passes/PTOs may be granted to Railway servants under suspension in exceptional circumstances and not as a matter of course when the Railway servant is permitted to leave the station by an authority not lower than that which suspended him.  Sub-clause[v] of clause 19 provide that dependent relatives and family members may be included in the passes issued during the period of suspension.  However, there is no provision in the said clause 19 to issue Passes/PTOs independently in favour of dependent relative and family members, who can only be included in the passes if granted to Railway servant under suspension.

 

2.         On receipt of a query from one of the Zonal Railway regarding issue of passes in favour of family members / dependent relatives only of a railway employee, who is under suspension and not allowed to leave the station, the matter has been considered by Railway Board and it has been decided that when a railway servant under suspension is not permitted to leave the station, Special Passes within the limit prescribed in sub-clause [ii] of clause [19] of Schedule VII of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be issued in favour of dependent relatives and family members on the request of railway servant under suspension.

 

3.         In view of the above decision, Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]  may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 50 as enclosed.

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 50 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]

 

In Schedule VII [Special Passes], below item 19[v] add the following as item     No. [vi] :

 

[vi] When a railway servant  under suspension is not permitted to leave the station, Special Passes within the limit prescribed in [ii] above may be issued in favour of dependent relatives and family members on the request of railway servant under suspension.

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2006 PS 5-1/9 dated 13-06-06 ]

 

RBE No.154/2006                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006/WE-5/3 dated 16-10-2006  (RBE No.154 /2006)

 

Sub: Presentation of Gold plated Medals to retiring railway servants.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 20-03-2006

Clarification has been sought regarding specifications for the Gold plated silver medals to be presented to retiring railway servants, whether on superannuation or voluntarily.

 

2.         In continuation of the instructions issued vide Board’s letter under reference, following specifications may be followed in the matter by the Zonal Railways/PUs.

 

[i]         Weight–20 gms

[ii]         Silver   of .999 purity

[iii]        Diameter of medal—1 ½  inches

[iv]         Two aluminium pillars of height 1.5 inch  and diameter .75 inch on both sides of medal.

 

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

 

RBE No. 164/2006                                                                                    

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/96/RR-1/62/Vol.II dated 01-11-2006  (RBE No. 164/2006)

Sub: Recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways.

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 18-07-05[RBE No. 121/05] and 29-09-05 [RBE No. 166/05]          

Please refer to Board’s letter quoted above, wherein the powers for recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff was delegated to Zonal Railways.

 

The procedure for recruitment of  Group ‘D’ staff has been reviewed by the Board. After detailed deliberations, it has now been decided that in partial modification of instructions contained in letters under reference, following procedure may be followed:

 

[i]     The recruitment procedure for Group ‘D’ posts on the Railways will now consist of a Physical Efficiency Test [PET] followed by a written test of the successful candidates found fit in the PET.

 

[ii]    Separate notifications should be simultaneously issued by all the Zonal Railways on pre-defined dates after working out the Group ‘D’ vacancies of all Divisions/Workshops/Production Units and other organisations falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zonal Railway processing recruitment.

 

[iii]   For Physical Efficiency Test, a candidate can appear in the examination to be conducted by the Division where he/she is domiciled or the contiguous Division, in case if there is no railway line in his/her area.

 

[iv] The individual Zonal Railway will then conduct written test for the candidates who have qualified the PET in the Divisions under their jurisdiction.

 

Zonal Railways may immediately make a critical and detailed assessment of vacancies including physically handicapped quota vacancies to be filled up so that notifications are issued simultaneously by them.  Deputy Chief Personnel Officer, Recruitment Cell should have the vacancy position available with him by 15th November, 2006.

 

The ongoing recruitment process for Group ‘D’ selection where notification has already been published by a Zonal Railway will, however, be governed by the procedure contained in letters dated 18-07-05 and 29-09-05 referred to above.

 

Detailed guidelines will follow.

 

RBE No.163/2006                                                 

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/40 dated 30-10-2006 (RBE No.163 /2006)

 

Sub: Training Modules for OS-II and Personnel Inspector through LDCE Quota.

In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 31-07-06 enclosing therein the Approved Training Modules for Stage-wise Training of Personnel Department, find enclosed the training module No. P-106 under Pers-10 which has inadvertently been left out.

 

Module P-106

 

ACTIVITY CENTRE

Personnel Training Centre  Jodhpur

DESIGNATION

OS II  Selected for LDCE quota

DESCRIPTION

Initial Course

SUBJECT

Railway Housing [Rly. Qtrs. Allotment] Policy

DURATION

1 day

 

S.No MODULE CONTENTS
1 Policy for quarter allotment
2 Entitlement of Rly. Accommodations
3 Allotment of Rly. Quarters
4 Rent of Rly. Accommodations
5 Area Housing  Committees

 

RBE No.150/2006

  Bd’s ltr. No. E[W]2004/IS-1/2 dtd. 12-10-2006  (RBE No.150/2006)

 

Sub: Use of Railway Institute / Club premises by outsiders for private functions.    

In terms of para 2217 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.II, the General Managers are competent to frame rules with regard to use of Club/Institute premises to suit local requirements.  The Club/Institute premises are accordingly offered for private functions by Members, etc. Instructions also exist regarding use of Club/Institute premises by unions and outsiders for cultural shows and for cinema shows, etc.  Certain conditions have, however, been laid down by Board with regard to holding the private functions. [Board’s letters No. 63/W2/CNB dated 7-2-67 and 1-5-67, No. 78/W2/3/66 dated 10-8-79, No. E[W]86 IS1-2 dated 3-6-86 and No. E[W]99/IS-1/3 dated 4-4-2000].

 

2.         The absolute ownership of the property being that of the Railways, needless to say that the premises cannot be leased out by the Club/Institute management to anybody.  However, Railways have been permitting ‘outsiders’ for holding private functions in the Clubs/Institutes after meeting demands from members and Non-Member officers/staff, not amounting to leasing of the premises.  In one of the cases in recent past, Managing Committee of an officers’ club entered into an agreement with a contractor regarding use of club premises for commercial gains for a period upto 20 years without prior approval of competent authority, in violation of Board’s extant instructions which stipulate that licensing of railway land for purposes not connected with railway working is not permitted [Board’s letter No. 2004/LML/18/116 dated 27-10-2004].

 

3.         It may please be ensured by Zonal Railways that bye laws of their Clubs/Institutes must be in line with extant instructions issued from time to time with regard to running the affairs of the Clubs/Institutes, lease/ use of railway land etc.

 

4.         Following aspects may also be kept in view and suitable provisions be incorporated in the bye laws:

 

a)       Use of Club/Institute premises by a person for private functions should generally be restricted for one day only, and charges for the same will be on ‘per day’ basis.

 

b)       In case of outsiders, permission to use Club/Institute premises shall be given by the Club/Institute directly to the individual for private purpose only and not for any commercial interest /gains.

 

c)               No third party or contractor shall be authorized to take possession of the premises for further allotment.

 

d)               Club/Institute management will specify conditions regarding proper use of premises but will not involve themselves with catering/shamiana arrangement, etc. for allottee.  Allottee will himself make necessary arrangements for catering/shamiana, etc.

 

e)               Allottee shall be held personally responsible for any damages caused to the Club/Institute property.

 

f)                 Hire charges for use of Club/Institute premises by outsiders should be fixed by the Committee in keeping with comparable facilities available in the market, etc.

 

g)               Gambling, consumption of liquor and other unlawful activities should be prohibited.

 

h)               The programme of performances, etc. must be intimated to the Secretary of the Club/Institute before hand whose discretion in allowing or refusing permission would be final.

 

i)                 Club/Institute management shall not specify any condition or enter into any arrangement with anyone which, directly or indirectly, amounts to seizure of Railway’s authority as owner of the premises / Railway land and is likely to affect railways’ interests in any way and shall always take steps to protect Railways’ interests.

 

j)                 Caution money may be charged from the allottee for use of the premises and handing over the premises back to the Railways intact.  In the event of damages caused to the railway property by the allottee, the caution money may be suitably adjusted for compensating the damages.  The amount of caution money may be fixed taking local conditions into account.

 

5.         It will be the responsibility of the club Managing Committees that all the above guidelines are followed scrupulously.

 

6.         A copy of the amended bye laws may be sent to this office for information and record.

 

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

RBE No. 162/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/6[Clarifications] dated 27-10-2006  (RBE No. 162/2006)

 

Sub: Facilities to Indian Railways Power lifters on sports account

It has been observed that Indian Railways Powerlifters take part in certain championships viz. Bench Press Championship, Master Powerlifting Championships, Veteran Championships etc., which are not recognised by the Railway Sports Promotion Board,  and demanded for financial assistance, leave, passes etc.

 

It is therefore suggested that any facility like Special Casual Leave, Rail Journey Pass, financial assistance etc. should not be provided to the players on sports account for participation in Bench Press, Master Powerlifting, Veteran and similar other Powerlifting Championships, which are not recognised by RSPB.

 

 

RBE No.166/2006                                                                                     

Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2006/HW-1 dtd 07-11-2006 (RBE No.166/2006)

 

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01-07-2006.

            Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 12-09-2006, 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 04-05-2006 stand revised with effect from 01-07-2006 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 1.7.2006 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 23.80 23.65 23.50 23.35 23.20
2 2606-2790 24.85 24.75 24.60 24.45 24.30
3 2791-3230 28.05 27.80 27.55 27.40 27.10
4 3231-3440 30.95 30.70 30.50 30.35 30.00
5 3441-4125 35.00 34.75 34.50 34.35 34.05
6 4126-4270 39.20 38.90 38.60 38.35 37.80
7 4271-4480 40.80 40.50 40.20 39.95 39.40
8 4481-4630 42.40 42.10 41.85 41.55 41.00
9 4631-4870 44.15 43.90 43.60 43.30 42.75
10 4871-5165 46.55 46.30 46.00 45.70 45.15
11 5166-5465 49.25 48.95 48.70 48.40 47.85
12 5466-6210 53.95 53.65 53.40 53.10 52.55
13 6211-6655 59.30 59.00 58.75 58.45 57.90
14 6656-6955 62.65 62.35 62.10 61.80 61.25
15 6956-7850  & above 68.00 67.75 67.45 67.20 66.65

 

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.7.2006 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 15.85 15.75 15.65 15.55 15.45
2 2606-2790 16.55 16.50 16.40 16.30 16.20
3 2791-3230 18.70 18.55 18.35 18.25 18.05
4 3231-3440 20.65 20.45 20.35 20.25 20.00
5 3441-4125 23.35 23.15 23.00 22.90 22.70
6 4126-4270 26.15 25.95 25.75 25.55 25.20
7 4271-4480 27.20 27.00 26.80 26.65 26.25
8 4481-4630 28.25 28.05 27.90 27.70 27.35
9 4631-4870 29.45 29.25 29.05 28.85 28.50
10 4871-5165 31.05 30.85 30.65 30.45 30.10
11 5166-5465 32.85 32.65 32.45 32.25 31.90
12 5466-6210 35.95 35.75 35.60 35.40 35.05
13 6211-6655 39.55 39.35 39.15 38.95 38.60
14 6656-6955 41.75 41.60 41.40 41.20 40.85
15  6956-7850 & above 45.35 45.15 44.95 44.80 44.45

 

RBE No.155/2006

  Board’s letter No. PC-III/2006/CRC/4  dated 18.10.2006 (RBE No.155/2006)

 

Sub: Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ cadres.

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Please refer Board’s letter of even number dated 13.06.2006 reiterating instructions contained in para 2.2 of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CC/6 dated 09.10.2003 as applicable to Construction Units and Projects. During further discussion on the issue in the last PNM/NFIR meeting, the Federation had requested Board to further clarify this issue.  Accordingly, it is further clarified that cadre restructuring orders as contained in Board’s letter number PC-III/203/CRC/6 dated 09.10.203 are not applicable to Construction Units & Projects.  For creation of posts in these units the percentage distribution of posts as in Open Line/Production Units may be generally kept in view, taking into account the availability of funds and extant rules for the same.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 168/2006                                                            

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/34 dated 06-11-2006   (RBE No. 168/2006)

Sub: Written examinations conducted for promotion within and to Group ‘C’ – Preparation of Question Banks.   

As the Railways are aware the issue of failures of senior staff in written tests held for promotion to and within Gr. ‘C’ posts has been taken up by the federations in the past.  The Ministry of Railways after considering the same have taken following measures in this direction:

 

[i]     Setting up of objective type questions to the extent of 50% [in the range of 45% – 55% ] of the total marks prescribed for the written test in highest grade selection post vide this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-2000/PM1/41 dated  08-03-2002.  This provision has been extended to lower grade selection posts also vide this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/18 dated  30-08-2006.

 

[ii]    Preparation of question papers for written test having a practical bias i.e. question papers 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 vide this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/PM1/25 dated   21-09-2004; and

 

[iii]   Permitting the candidates to take away the question papers with them after the examination is over vide this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/PM1/25 dated         23-09-2005.

 

2.         The issue of ‘Problems in Selections’ has again been raised by AIRF in the PREM meeting indicating that the main irritants in the conduct of selections are delay in issue of notification, repeated cancellation of the notification/cancellation of panels for one reason or the other, large number of failures of senior employees in the selection and declaration of short panels keeping vacancies in the cadre and so on.  It has been inter-alia suggested by the Federation that question banks with model answers may be prepared for each department and grade for filling up the posts classified as selection.

 

3.         In this connection it may be mentioned that the provisions relating to the procedure to be followed by the Zonal Railways for holding selection are contained in Chapter II Section B, IREM Vol. I, 1989 Edition.  Detailed administrative instructions covering inter-alia the issues raised by the Federation have also been issued by this Ministry from time to time.  The issue of preparation of question banks has also been considered by this Ministry and it has been decided that Zonal Railways should prepare question banks for each department and grade covering the complete syllabus and circulate the same to the staff concerned.  It may, however, be noted that there will not be any mandatory limit of questions / exams from the question banks only and secondly, holding of selections will not be postponed / delayed due to non-circulation of question banks.  The question banks so prepared should also be updated regularly in accordance with the changing technology and job requirements.

 

 

RBA No. 57/2006

  Bd’s letter No. 2006/ACII/21/8 dated 09-11-2006  (RBA No. 57/2006)

 

Sub: Commutation of pension on voluntary retirement.

            Enclosed please find copies of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension’s  O.M. No. 34/3/2006-P&PW[G] dated 29-06-2006 and letter of even No. dated 27-09-2006, on the above subject, which are self explanatory.  It is requested that special checks may be organized on your Railways to rule out similar instances of excess payment to employees.  The amount overpaid, if any, may be recovered from the pensioners besides fixing responsibility for incorrect calculation of commuted value.  A feedback on the action taken in this regard may also be sent for Board’s information.

 

Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension’s  O.M. No. 34/3/2006-P&PW[G] dated 29-06-2006

 

Sub: Commutation of pension on voluntary retirement.

            It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in certain cases where Central Government employees have taken voluntary retirement a few days before the date of their Superannuation, the commuted value of pension has been calculated by using the higher commutation values than those actually applicable without taking into consideration the age on the next birthday of the retiring employee, thus, causing considerable financial loss to the Government.

 

2.         In such cases the Commuted value of pension does not appear to have been computed according to the provisions of Rule 6 and Rule 8 of CCS [Commutation of Pension] Rules, 1981.  Rule 6 ibid, clearly stipulates, inter alia, that the commutation of pension becomes absolute on the date following the date of retirement.  Further, according to Rule 8 ibid, the lumpsum payable to the retiring Government Employee is calculated in accordance with the prescribed commuted values in consonance with the age on his/her next birthday and such values are applicable on the date on which the commutation becomes absolute.

 

3.         All such cases where above procedure has not been followed and lumpsum of commuted value of pension has been paid in excess of what would have been due may be reviewed immediately and the excess amount wherever paid, may be recovered from the pensioners according to the relevant rules along with interest at the prescribed rates.  The details of such cases along with details of excess amount recovered / to be recovered therefrom may also be sent to this Department within a month.

 

4.         All Ministries /Departments may take appropriate departmental action against the erring officials who were /are responsible for wrong calculation of commuted value of pension and excess payment thereof causing financial loss to the Government.

 

5.         All Ministries / Departments may kindly ensure that such discrepancies do not re-occur.

 

Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension’s O.M. No. 34/3/2006-P&PW[G] dt. 27-09-2006 addressed to Director Finance [CCA], Min. of Rlys., Rly. Board.

 

Sub: Commutation of pension on voluntary retirement.

 

Please refer to your letter No. 2006/AC-II/21/8 dated 31st August, 2006 on the subject mentioned above.

 

2.         It has been brought to the notice of this Department that in certain cases where Central Government employees have taken voluntary retirement a few days before the date of their superannuation, the commutation of pension has been calculated by using the higher commutation values than those actually applicable without taking into consideration the age on the next birthday of the retiring employee, thus, causing considerable financial loss to the Government.

 

3.         To make above OM clear, an illustrative calculation has been made as under:

 

Suppose Mr. X working as a Group ‘A’ officer in Central Government in pay scale of Rs.14300-18300 has taken voluntary retirement just 2 days before his actual date of Superannuation, his department has computed erroneously the amount of Commutation of Pension as under:

 

Basic Pension                         :  Rs.7300/-

Date of birth                                        :  5th June, 1945

Date of Superannuation                      :  30th June, 2005

Date of Voluntary Retirement :  28-06-2005

 

Calculation of value of commutation of Pension

[a]        [ 7300 X 40% ] X12 X 10.13 = Rs. 3,54,955 *

 

*This is an incorrect amount of commuted value of pension.

 

The correct amount should have been as under:

 

[b]        [ 7300 X 40% ] X 12 X 9.81 = Rs.3,43,742

 

Thus an excess amount of Rs.11,213/- was paid.

 

4.         Higher commutation factor is applicable if Mr. X would have taken voluntary retirement before his actual date of birthday [i.e. 05-06-2005].  In case Mr. X takes voluntary retirement after the date of birthday, a lower commutation factor would be applicable as per Commutation Table.

 

 

Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/6[Clarifications] dated 1-11-2006

 

Sub: Dealing of policy matters related to sportspersons, by the Personnel Department           

While examining the cases received from Zonal Railways / Production Units, it is observed that the correspondence received in Board’s office regarding policy matters related to sportspersons, are not being received through the Personnel Department and officers of Sports Associations of Zonal Railways / Production Units are writing directly to the Board, which is not in conformity with the laid down office procedure.

 

All Zonal Railways / Production Units should therefore ensure that any policy matter of sportspersons, like recruitment of sportspersons, sports quota, norms and procedure for recruitment and incentives and out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons of Indian Railways, etc. should come through the Personnel Department and correspondence be addressed to the Director, Estt. [Sports] in Board’s Office.

Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2006/Policy/6[Clarifications] dated 2-11-2006

 

Sub: Dealing of cases of sportspersons, as per the old [dt. 19-06-2000] and new [dt. 20-06-2006] policy letters – clarification regarding.

 

Ref: Board’s letter Nos. [i] E[Sports]2000/Policy/2 dt. 19-06-2000 and

                                        [ii] E[Sports]2006/Policy/1 dt. 20-06-2006    

While examining the cases received from Zonal Railways /Production Units, it is observed that some of the Railways are dealing with the old cases which pertains prior to 20-06-2006, as per the new revised policy, when it was not enforced.

 

In this connection, it is pointed out that in the very first para of the said letter dt. 20-06-2006, it is clearly mentioned that the revised instructions shall be applicable from the date of issue of the letter [i.e. from 20-06-2006], for dealing with the various aspects like recruitment of sportspersons, sports quota, norms and procedure for recruitment, and incentives and out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons of Indian Railways, etc.

 

All Zonal Railways / Production Units should, therefore, follow the following guidelines while dealing with the cases of recruitment of sportspersons as well as while granting incentives to the sportspersons:

 

[i]         For recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, the cases should be considered as per the norms in existence, on the date, on which the competent authority accords its approval for appointment.

 

Therefore, for the old recruitment cases received prior to 20-06-2006, and where  the competent authority had not accorded his approval for recruitment before   20-06-2006, those cases should be dealt with as per the revised instructions as contained in the Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]/2006/Policy/1 dated  20-06-2006.

 

[ii]         For grant of incentives to sportspersons, i.e. additional increments, out-of-turn promotion etc. as per the revised policy letter dated 20-06-2006, his/her sports achievement or any other related matter like period of service / qualification etc., should be on or after 20-06-2006, on the basis of which he/she has become eligible for receiving the incentive.  And if, more than one sports achievement is required for grant of incentive, the last sports achievement should be on or after 20-06-2006 for grant of incentive, as per the revised policy letter dated   20-06-2006.  For this purpose, concluding day of the Championship shall be taken into  account.

 

RBE No.165/2006                                                                         

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RC-1/94 dated 02-11-2006 (RBE No.165/2006)

 

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds of ward/spouse of medically de-categorised staff on the Railways.   

Attention is invited to para [5] of instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 14-06-2006, wherein, it has been stipulated that all those employees medically decategorised  after issuance of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RC-1/94 dated      18-01-2000 will also be covered under the conditions stipulated in para [4] of letter dated   14-06-2006.

 

2.         On some of the Railways instances have come to notice where all such cases including those where the employee has been medically decategorised  after   14-06-2006 are also being submitted for General Manager’s consideration.  With regard to the same, it is clarified that para [6] of Board’s letter dated 14-06-2006 is applicable only in those cases where employee have been medically decategorised between 18-01-2000 and 14-06-2006  and cases where decategorisation has occurred after 14-06-2006 may be dealt in the same way as done prior to issuance of Board’s letter dated 18-01-2000.

 

 

RBE No.169/2006                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2004/NPS/1  dated 14-11-2006 (RBE No.169/2006)

 

Sub: Applicability of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 in respect of those appointed prior to 01-04-04 and put on induction training.          

A copy of DOP & PW’s O.M. No. 38/58/2006-P&PW[A] dated 11th October, 2006 is forwarded herewith for information and compliance.  The orders contained therein apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways.  CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 referred to in the said O.M corresponds to Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.

 

Copy of DOP & PW’s O.M. No. 38/58/2006-P&PW[A] dated 11th October, 2006

 

Sub: Applicability of CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972  in respect of those appointed prior to 01-04-04 and put on induction training.      

The undersigned is directed to say that the Staff Side of the National Council [JCM] have pointed out that the period spent on induction training by employees after their appointment is treated as qualifying service for pension.  Staff Side of National Council [JCM] has sought clarification whether such of those employees who were appointed prior to 01-01-04 and put on induction training may be treated as covered under the CCS [Pension] Rules.

 

2.         The request made by Staff Side of the National Council [JCM] has been examined and it is clarified that the employees who were put on induction training after their appointment prior to 01-01-04 and are paid salary from that date would be covered under CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972.

 

RBE No.167/2006                                                             

  Bd’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 06.11.2006 (RBE No.167/2006)

 

Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of  Railway employees who have continued to draw their pay/ emoluments in the pre-revised scales of  pay – effective from 1.7.2006 – regarding.

 

In continuation of Ministry of Railways letter of even number dated 14.06.2006 (S.No.PC-V/472, RBE No.77/2006) revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2006 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. 1.7.2006 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.
1.7.2006 346% 259%

(Rs.12110)

224%

(Rs.15540)

 

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.

 

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

 

RBE No.170/2006

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/Ex.Gr./3 dated 15-11-2006 (RBE No.170/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of enhanced ex-gratia to the surviving State Railway Provident Fund [Contributory] [SRPF(C)] retirees.          

Based on the recommendations of Vth Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government, instructions were issued vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/97/ PN1/Ex.Gr./5 dated 27-01-1988 for grant of  basic ex-gratia at the rate of Rs.600/- per month w.e.f. 01-11-1997 to the surviving SRPF[C] beneficiaries who retired between the period from 1st April, 1957 to 31st December, 1985 subject to the condition that such persons should have rendered at least 20 years of continuous service prior to their Superannuation.  The SRPF[C] retirees, who have been sanctioned ex-gratia in terms of these instructions, are also entitled to Dearness Ex-gratia and Dearness Relief as per the instructions issued from time to time.

 

2.         This Ministry has since been receiving representations from the SRPF[C] retirees, who are in receipt of ex-gratia in terms of the above instructions, to enhance the amount of ex-gratia.  The matter has also been raised in the DC/JCM meeting by the Staff Side.  The matter has now been considered and the President is pleased to enhance the existing amount of ex-gratia of Rs.600/- p.m. being paid to the surviving SRPF[C] retirees at the following rates w.e.f. 1st November, 2006:

 

Group of service to which SRPF[C] retiree belonged at the time of retirement Enhanced amount of basic ex-gratia
i]      Group ‘A’ Service Rs.3000/-
ii]     Group  ‘B’ Service Rs.1000/-
iii]    Group  ‘C’ Service Rs.750/-
iv]    Group  ‘D’ Service Rs.650/-

 

These beneficiaries shall be entitled to payment of dearness ex-gratia @ 50% of the enhanced basic ex-gratia and dearness relief @ 29% of enhanced ex-gratia plus dearness ex-gratia w.e.f. 1st November, 2006.  They shall also be entitled to receive dearness relief at revised rates as and when the rates of dearness relief undergo upward revision.

 

3.         These instructions shall not be applicable to families of deceased SRPF[C] retirees.  The entitlement of families of such deceased SRPF[C] retirees shall continue to be governed by the instructions contained in Board’s letter No. F[E]III/ 97/PN1/Ex.Gratia/3 dated  31-12-1997, and the related instructions  on dearness ex-gratia as also dearness relief issued from time to time.

 

4.         The head of office or department , which sanctioned existing ex-gratia payment authority, shall prepare revised ex-gratia payment authority at the  enhanced rates as in para 2 above suo motu, in lieu of the existing ex-gratia payment authority of  Rs. 600/-.  As indicated in Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2001/PN1/Ex.Gratia/6 dated 14-02-2001, the names of spouse and dependent children, who may become eligible for ex-gratia on the death of SRPF[C] retirees, shall also be included in the revised  ex-gratia payment authority with further authorization for release of ex-gratia to the spouse @ Rs.605/- per month along with dearness ex-gratia and dearness relief on production of certificate of death of SRPF[C] retiree and a certificate to the effect that  the spouse has not remarried.  The head of office shall send the revised ex-gratia authority to the concerned Accounts Officer. The Accounts Officer, after exercising necessary checks, shall cause the revised ex-gratia payment authority to  be issued.  The payment of ex-gratia to the dependent children at the rate as applicable to the spouse as and when their turn comes, shall be authorized on receipt of application from them.

 

5.        Necessary action to issue revised ex-gratia payment authority at the enhanced rates of ex-gratia in terms of these orders may be taken immediately and a report on group-wise number of cases so revised may be sent to Board’s office.

RBE No. 174/2006                                                                                    

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2006 QR1-14[C] dated 20-11-2006 (RBE No. 174/2006)

 

Sub: Regularisation of retention of Railway quarters by Railway employees on Central Staffing Scheme Deputation and on medical grounds between the period from 28-09-99 and  01-06-2001/ 16-03-2004

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Railway Board in their meeting held on 11-10-2006 have considered the matter of regularization of unauthorised retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting by Railway employees on their transfer between the period 28-09-99 and 16-03-2004 on medical grounds and also by officers who proceeded on Central Staffing Scheme deputation to Central Ministries between the period 28-09-99 to 01-06-2001; and have taken the following decisions:

 

[1]  The cases of Railway employees who retained Railway accommodation unauthorisedly between the period from 28-09-99 to 16-03-2004 on grounds of ‘severe illness’ of self/family members, may be treated as a class and their cases be regulated as per the provisions contained in Board’s letter No. E[G]99 QR1-16 dated 16-03-2004.  This would mean that instructions dated 16-03-2004 shall have retrospective effect w.e.f. 28-09-99.  Railway Units should review all the cases falling between the aforesaid period regarding request for retention of Railway accommodation on grounds of severe illness in accordance with instructions dated 16-03-2004 and submit a consolidated proposal for consideration of Board.

 

[2]    All the cases of Railway officers who proceeded on Central Staffing Scheme Deputation to Central Ministries/Departments between the period 28-09-99 to 01-06-2001 and also those officers who proceeded on such deputation prior to 28-09-99 but were on deputation on    01-06-2001 may be treated as a class and their cases may be regulated in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[G]2000 QR1-23  dated 01-06-2001.  To this extent the instructions dated 01-06-2001 shall have retrospective effect.

 

Cases  of employees falling under the above categories may be regulated accordingly.

 

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

 

RBE No.175/2006                                                             

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2006 QR1-14[B] dated 20-11-2006 (RBE No.175/2006)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway quarter in the event of post-retirement engagement in RCT/CAT and allotment of accommodation on out of turn basis to compassionate appointees.    

Railway Board in their Meeting held on 11-10-2006 have reviewed the instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[G]2002 QR1-5 dated 19-10-2004 regarding retention/allotment of Railway accommodation to railway employees who are re-engaged in RCT on their retirement /voluntary retirement from Railway service and also letter  No. E[G]85 QR1-9 dated 15-01-90 regarding allotment of Railway accommodation on out of turn basis in favour of dependents of deceased Railway employee who are appointed on compassionate grounds.  The following decisions have been taken:

 

[1] a]   Railway officers on retirement /voluntary retirement and subsequent re-engagement in RCT as Vice Chairmen/ Members shall be entitled to retention of Railway quarter for a total period of four months on payment of normal rent and further period of four months on payment of special licence fee, as permissible in the case of normal retirement.  The Vice-Chairmen/Members of RCT can, however, avail the above benefit of retention of accommodation admissible on retirement in broken spells, if they so desire, either at the time of their retirement /voluntary retirement from Railway service or final retirement from RCT or part of it at the time of retirement / voluntary retirement from Railway service and the remaining part at the time of retirement from RCT.  Thus, the benefit can be availed in one or more spells subject to the condition that the total period of retention does not exceed eight months.

 

[b]       Railway officers on retirement / voluntary retirement and subsequent re-engagement in CAT as Members shall also be entitled to retention of Railway quarter for a  period of four months on payment of normal rent and a further period of four months on payment of special licence fee, as permissible in the case of normal retirement.

 

[c]       Railway officers re-engaged in RCT, who do not avail retention of Railway accommodation on retirement / voluntary retirement from Railway service as at [a] above shall be entitled to retention of quarter at the time of retirement from RCT for a period of 4+4 months or the remaining portion of the retention i.e. [4+4 months minus the retention already availed at the time of retirement from Railway service]

 

[d]       The Railway officers re-engaged in RCT after their retirement/voluntary retirement and posted at the same station from where they retired, shall be allowed to retain the same accommodation so long as they continue in RCT at the same station provided the occupied house is not an earmarked house.

 

[e]       Vice Chairmen of RCT not having Railway Accommodation shall be eligible for allotment of Type-IV  Spl., Type-V or Type-VI category of Railway accommodation and  Members/RCT not having Railway accommodation shall be eligible for allotment of Type-IV Spl. or Type-V category of accommodation on their turn at their place of posting.

 

[f]        Prior to authorizing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of retired Members/Vice-Chairmen of RCT, the rental payable for the period of retention should be remitted in advance prior to retirement. Further, two serving Railway officers  with at least 2 years’ remaining service should act as sureties on behalf of the Member/Vice-Chairman for clearing any outstanding dues that may accrue.

 

[g]       Officers working as Vice-Chairmen/ Members of the RCT as on 13-11-2003 [i.e. the date of first decision of full Board on the subject] shall be covered by these rules.  To that extent orders as above are to be made applicable retrospectively.

 

[h]       In the case of occupation of earmarked /non-pooled accommodation at the time of retirement, retention thereof should be permitted for a  period of two months only and within this period an alternative accommodation of entitled category may be allotted and retention for the balance period permitted as provided above.

 

[2]        Taking into consideration the fact that after the death of a Railway employee, there is tremendous amount of financial, emotional and social upset in the life of family members of  the deceased Railway employee and there is need to secure the environment in which the family was living before the death of Railway employee, it has been decided in partial modification of the instructions contained in letter No. E[G]85 QR1-9 dated 15-01-90 that the requests for out of turn allotment of Railway quarters from the eligible dependents / specified relations of deceased Railway employees who are appointed on compassionate grounds, may be considered for allotment of Railway quarter of one type below the entitlement of the deceased Railway employee, minimum being Type-I and restricting the allotment upto Type-IV failing which Type-IV Spl. or the entitled category of accommodation of the compassionate appointee, whichever is higher subject to fulfilling the laid down conditions.  This will be applicable to all group ‘A, B, C & D Railway employees.

 

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

 

RBE No.176/2006                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2006 QR 1-14[A] dated 20-11-2006 (RBE No.176/2006)

 

Sub:  Retention of Railway accommodation in the event of deputation to PSUs, Central Ministries, etc.    

********

Railway Board in their meeting held on 18-10-2006 considered/reviewed the instructions regarding retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting by Railway employees proceeding on deputation to Railway PSUs, Central Ministries and other eligible offices for allotment of accommodation by Directorate of Estate, Ministry of Urban Development, retention of non-pooled accommodation in the event of retirement and also definition of academic year/scholastic year in respect of retention of Railway accommodation.  The following decisions have been taken and the relevant cases may be regulated accordingly.

 

1]         Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting permitted in relaxation of the instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated               01-06-2001 in favour of Railway employees on deputation to MRVC, IRCTC, KRCL and RailTel has been extended upto 31-03-2009 or construction of accommodation which has been/is being undertaken by the Railways/PSUs, whichever is earlier.

 

2]         The deputationist Railway employees to CRIS, RVNL and RLDA will continue to retain the Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting.

 

3]         The deputationist Railway employees to Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Ltd. [DFCCIL] and other SPVs may be allowed to retain the Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting for a maximum period of five years from the date of setting up of the SPVs or till the completion of construction of accommodation, whichever is earlier.

 

4]         The deputationist Railway employees to IRCON and RITES will continue to be governed by the instructions contained in para-4 of letter No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated    01-06-2001.

 

4.1]      Railway employees on special assignment to RITES or IRCON exclusively for Railway works only will, however, be allowed retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting for a period of one year at a time and upto a maximum period of two years only.

 

4.2] The special relaxation made in favour of those Railway employees, who are on deputation to IRCON exclusively for Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link Project and posted at the site of the project for the entire period of their posting there, would continue.

 

5]         The rent chargeable towards retention of Railway accommodation permitted to Railway employees on deputation to PSUs are contained in paras 2 & 3  of letter  No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated 01-06-2001.  In supersession of these instructions, it has been decided that in cases where Railway employees on deputation to PSUs are allowed to retain Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting, the concerned PSU/Organisation should credit to the concerned Railway unit, the amount equivalent to the entitlement for the leased accommodation of the Railway employee availing the retention facility.

 

6]         Instructions relating to grant of permission for retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees on deputation to Central Ministries /Departments under Central Staffing Scheme and to other Organisations eligible for allotment of accommodation from General Pool by Directorate of Estates have been reviewed.  Keeping in view the shortage  of Railway accommodation and the fact that deputation is voluntary on the part of Railway employees, it has been decided in supersession of para-4 of instructions contained in letter No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated 01-06-2001, 14-2-2002 and letter  No. E[G]2003 QR 1-19 dated       19-04-2004 that Railway employees going on such deputations, excluding the Group A&B Railway officers appointed in the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Government,  should be treated at par with normal permanent transfer and the instructions governing retention of Railway quarter in the case of permanent transfer [Para-1 of letter No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated 01-06-2001] shall apply in their cases.  Thus, new instructions would be applicable to officers proceeding on deputation on or after the date of issue of this letter.  In respect of Group A & B Railway officers appointed in the personal staff of President, Prime Minister and Ministers in Central Govt. instructions contained in letter No. E[G]2003 QR 1-19 dated 02-09-2005 shall continue to govern retention of quarter.

 

7]         Retention of non-pooled Railway accommodation in the event of transfer, retirement etc. is governed by instructions contained in letter No. E[G]2001 RN 4-10 dated 17-09-2002.  In partial modification of these instructions, it has been decided that the Railway employees in occupation of non-pooled Railway accommodation at the time of their retirement may be allowed retention of the non-pooled accommodation under their occupation for a period of two months only.  In the event  the concerned retired Railway employee so desires to further retain Railway accommodation, on request, an alternative Railway accommodation of his/her entitled category may be allotted at the place of his choice anywhere in India, subject to availability, for the remaining period of six months, on payment of usual rent, as charged in the case of retention of accommodation on retirement under the extant instruction [Para-5 of letter No. E[G]2000 QR 1-23 dated 01-06-2001].

 

8]         Retention of Railway accommodation in the event of permanent transfer is permitted on educational grounds to cover the current academic session.  The ‘academic/scholastic session’ has been defined as the academic course ending with annual examination.  This aspect has been reviewed and in partial modification of instructions contained in letter No. E[G]85 QR 1-9 dated 15-01-1990, it has been decided that for the purpose of retention of Railway accommodation, the end of academic/scholastic session shall mean ‘last paper of annual examination plus fifteen days time’.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.172/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Bd’s letter No. E[W]95UN1/19[D] dated 22-11-06  (RBE No.172/2006)

Sub:    Issue of uniform and other accessories to Gangmen [Trackmen], Keymen, Mates and Patrolmen

Ref:   Board’s letter of even number dated 27-12-05

In terms of instructions referred to above, description / specification in respect of shoes to be procured for Gangmen and others has been laid down.  As per these instructions canvas shoes with grooved rubber soles conforming to BIS 15298 suitable for walking along tracks are to be provided.  It has come to notice that some of the manufacturers of the shoes are providing shoes having PU soles instead of rubber soles.  The Railways have sought clarification  as to whether such shoes should be procured.

2.         The issue has been examined by Board and it has been observed that since the word ‘rubber sole’ is not mentioned in BIS specification 15298, PU/rubber sole shoes conforming to BIS specification 15298 subject to fulfillment of other conditions as laid down in Board’s instruction of even no. dt. 27-12-05 may be procured.

 

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

 

RBE No.177/2006

 

Bd’s letter No. F[E]Spl.2006/ADV.4/5 dtd 23-11-2006  (RBE No.177/2006)

 

 

 

Sub: Grant of advances for purchase of Moped and Personal Computer – revision in norms reg.

 

 

Ref:  i]  Board’s letter No.F[E]Spl.97/ADV.2/2 dated 04-03-98 [ACS No.42]

        ii] Board’s letter No.F[E]Spl.2004/ADV.2/2 dated 01-11-04 [ACS No.169]

The demands of staff side of JCM for revision in eligibility limits for grant of advance for purchase of Moped and Personal Computer, have been considered by the Government and it has been decided to revise the norms for purchase of Moped and Computer advance.  Necessary Advance Correction Slip No. 189 to paras 1105 and 1106 of the Chapter XI of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I, Revised Edition, 1989 is  enclosed.

 

The revised orders are effective from 13th October,  2006.

 

The other terms and conditions governing the grant of above advances shall remain unchanged.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I, Revised Edition, 1989

Advance Correction Slip No. 189

 

The following amendments /additions may be carried out in the Chapter XI of IREM- Volume I,[Revised Edition,1989]:

 

Grant of Advance for Purchase of Moped:

 

Para 1106[4]: A new sub-para [4] may be inserted in Para 1106 as under:

[4] Notwithstanding the condition stated in Para 1104[5] [ii] of IREM an advance upto Rs.20,000/- or  the  anticipated  price,  whichever  is  less, may  be sanctioned  by  the

competent authority for purchase of Moped to Railway servants having basic pay plus dearness pay below Rs.6900/- per month.

 

Grant of Advance for Purchase of Computer:

 

Para 1105[b] A new clause [b] may be inserted below the clause [a] of para 1105 as under:

 

[b] However, an advance not exceeding Rs.30,000 or the anticipated price [excluding customs duty, if any] whichever is less, may be sanctioned to Railway servants for purchase of personal computer whose basic pay plus Dearness pay is not less than Rs.6900/- and who are otherwise not eligible for grant of Computer Advance under existing provisions.

 

[Authority: Bd’s letter No. F[E]Spl.2006/ADV.4/5 dtd 23-11-2006 ]

 

 

RBE No.171/2006                                                                                                                                                             

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006PS5-1/27 dated 22-11-2006 (RBE No.171/2006)

 

Sub: Issue of passes to other apprentices – amendment to Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]. 

In terms of item ‘10’  [Other Apprentices] of Schedule VII [Special Passes] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] apprentices and trainees against Group ‘C’ except the apprentices Act posts may be given the class of pass [for self only] on the basis of minimum of pay of the post or grade to which they are to be appointed on completion of their apprenticeship, in accordance with the pay limits prescribed from time to time.  This provision provides for issue of passes only and not PTOs.

 

2.         On receipt of a reference from a Zonal Railway referring to Board’s earlier letter on the subject which provided for issue of both passes and PTOs to such apprentices and trainees, the issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided to amend the  Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] by inserting the words  ‘and PTOs’ after the word ‘pass’  appearing in line 2 of item ‘10’ [Other Apprentices] of Schedule VII [Special Passes] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] as per Advance Correction Slip No. 51 [enclosed].

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip  No. 51 to Railway Servants [Pass] Rules,1986 [Second Edition 1993]

            The words “ and PTOs” may be inserted after the word “pass” appearing in line 2 of item No. 10 [Other Apprentices] of Schedule VII [Special Passes] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993].

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[W]2006PS5-1/27 dated 22-11-2006]

 

 

RBE No.178/2006

Board’s letter No. E(W)97 PS 5-1/71  dated 24-11-2006 (RBE No.178/2006)

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –

                                 Raising the income ceiling.

 

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 05-06-2006 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.01.2006 as Rs.2790/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.750/- [DP] + 24% 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. 1.7.2006 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 28.09.2006 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. 1.7.2006 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 28.09.2006 does not exceed Rs.2903/- p.m.  i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus Rs.750 (DP) + 29% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

RBE No.181/2006                                                                                                             

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2006/GS1-9 dated 01-12-2006 (RBE No.181/2006)

Sub: Amendment to proviso to Rule 2 of Railway Services

         [Conduct] Rules, 1966 – Definition of ‘Government’ for

         the  purpose of Rule 15[3] reg.      

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby directs that the proviso to Rule 2 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966, contained in Appendix-I of Indian Railway Establishment Code-Vol. – I, Fifth Edition, 1985 [Second Reprint Edition, 2003] may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 101 enclosed herewith.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Code-Vol. – I, Fifth Edition, 1985

[Second Reprint Edition, 2003]

Appendix-I – Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966

Advance Correction Slip No. 101

 

In the Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966, in Rule 2, in the proviso below Clause [a], in Line 2, for the existing words and figures “ sub-rules [1] and [3] of rule 15”, the words and figures “ sub-rule [1] of rule 15”, shall be substituted.

 

[Authority: Railway  Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2006/GS1-9 dated 01-12-2006]

 

 

RBE No.184/2006                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/8 dated 05-12-06 (RBE No.184/2006)

                   Sub: Training period of skilled Artisans         

In terms of the provisions contained in para 159 [3] of Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition], the training period of the skilled Artisans depending on the qualification is as  under:

 

[i]   Course completed Act Apprentices

trained in Railway establishment                          : NIL

[ii]    Course Completed Act Apprentices

trained in non-railway establishments                  : 6 months

[iii]  ITI passed candidate                                             : 6 months

[iv]  Matriculates                                                           : 3 years

 

2.               In terms of Board’s letter No. E[MPP] 2004/3/8 dated 31-12-2004 [RBE No. 266/2004], it was decided that the training period in respect of ‘Diploma Holders’ being appointed as Skilled Artisan on compassionate ground should be 2 years instead of the existing training period of 3 years.

 

3.               The matter was discussed during the meeting of DC/JCM held on 3rd and 4th April 2006 that the training period of Diploma Holders appointed as Skilled Artisans should be reduced since Diploma Holders possess better knowledge and qualification as compared to other candidates.  The matter was also discussed during the Sub-Group of PREM on ‘Training’ wherein the members of the Federation insisted that the Diploma Holders are well versed in theoretical aspects as compared to ITI /Act Apprentices.  Pursuant to these discussions, the Ministry of Railways have reviewed the matter and it has been decided that the training period of diploma holders either appointed through open market or through compassionate ground as Skilled Artisan be reduced to 6 months and practical training be undertaken in shop floor and not in classrooms or on tours.

 

4.               The Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I [1989 Edition] is accordingly amended as in Advance Correction Slip No. 190 enclosed.

 

5.               The Ministry of Railways have decided that the Manual on Management of Training may be amended as per attached Advance Correction Slip No. 4/2006.

 

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I [1989 Edition]

Advance Correction Slip No. 190

Insert the following sub-para [v] under para 159[3] of Sub-Section III of Section ‘B’, Chapter I of the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I [1989 Edition]

 

“[v] Diploma Holder – 6 months”

 

[Authority Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/8 dated 05-12-06 ]

 

Manual on Management of Training  [June 1998]

Advance Correction Slip No. 4/2006.

 

Item No. VII of Appendix II of the Manual on Management of Training [Edition 1998] may be replaced as under:

 

[i]   Course completed Act Apprentices

trained in Railway establishment                         : NIL

[ii]    Course Completed Act Apprentices

trained in non-railway establishments                  : 6 months

[iii] ITI passed candidate                                               : 6 months

[iv] Matriculates                                                 : 3 years

 

[Authority Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/8 dated 05-12-06 ]

RBE No.185/2006                                                                                     

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2001/UN1/3 dated 08-12-06   (RBE No.185/2006)

 

Sub:  Supply of cloth and payment of stitching charges to Public Image Categories

Instructions were issued to Railways conveying Board’s acceptance of the recommendations of the Uniforms Committee set up in 1995 for payment of stitching charges to railway employees as per rates laid down by DOP&T from time to time vide Board’s letter of even No. dated 17-04-01.  Accordingly, stitching charges were to be paid as per DOP&T’s letter dated 18-12-2000 which were indicated in Annexure II of Board’s aforesaid letter.

 

2.         DOP&T vide their OM No. 14/3/2006-JCA dt. 28th September, 2006 have now revised rates of stitching charges w.e.f. 28th September, 2006 as under:

 

Winter

[1]        Buttoned-up-coat and pant                              Rs.500/-

[2]        Over coat for Staff Car Drivers                                    Rs.400/-

[3]        Ladies half-coat                                               Rs.400/-

 

Summer

[1]        Pant [Terricot]                                                  Rs.90/-

[2]        Bush Shirt [Polyvastra]                                                Rs.40/-

[3]        Blouse                                                             Rs.30/-

[4]        Salwar Kameez                                                Rs.60/-

 

3.         The rates mentioned in para 2 would also be applicable on the Railways subject to fulfilment of other conditions as mentioned in Board’s letter of even number dated 17-4-2001.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.182/2006                                                              

Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/1/88/Vol.II dated 05-12-06 dated  (RBE No.182/2006)

Sub: Redeployment of surplus staff

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2000/SR6/23 dt. 25-05-2004  [RBE No. 105/04]      

 

Kindly refer Board’s letter of even number dated 19-06-06  [RBE No. 83/ 2006] wherein the Railways were advised to ensure advance planning identifying the possible pockets where surpluses are expected to occur and as far as possible seek options from the surplus staff for appropriate alternative categories so as to avoid a situation when a junior being re-deployed earlier becomes senior to his erstwhile senior.

 

2.         Pursuant to further discussion on the issue in the DC/JCM meeting held on 4th and 5th April, 2006, it has been decided that staff that are likely to be declared surplus within a period of one year in a diminishing category, option be asked from the entire staff for change of category in recruitment grades on bottom seniority and the senior most optees be  allowed to move to the new unit first rather than allow the junior most.  In this manner, the senior employees absorbed earlier would continue to be senior to their erstwhile juniors.  This is also in consonance with para X[2] of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/1/75 dated 28-11-2000.

 

 

RBE No. 179/2006                                                                         

   Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/13 dated 30-11-06 dated  (RBE No. 179/2006)

 

                Sub: Failure in Refresher Course – 5 days coaching

         programme to Loco Pilots

In terms of Board’s letter No. E[Trg.]I-67TR1/96 dated 04-09-67 the loco pilots who fail in the second chance are to be absorbed finally in an alternative category and can be allowed to undertake further refresher courses at an interval of a minimum period of 6 months but such repeat course is to be taken by availing of his own leave.  Further such staff will be re-absorbed in the original category on the occurrence  of the first vacancy if they pass the refresher course.  The loco pilots who have failed twice are to be absorbed as a shunter [para 2.3 of the MC 44.92].

 

During the DC/JCM meeting held on 3rd and 4th April, 2006, it was decided that the matter of downgrading the loco pilots be discussed with Board [MM] & [ML].  The meeting with the Federation was held on 03-10-06 and it has been decided by Board that those loco pilots, who are not able to come up to the desired standard and need special attention should be provided a special 5 day coaching programme before undertaking the next refresher course.

 

The Railway Administrations are directed to prepare the 5 days training programme keeping in view their local needs and arrange to organize these training programmes without fail.

 

RBE No.183/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/19/6 dated 05-12-2006 (RBE No.183/2006)

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

      Sub:  Report of the Railway Safety Review Committee

[Part I] 1998 – Competency based training for Electrical Department – Recommendation No. 5.10

Kindly refer this office letter of even number dated 28-09-06 on the subject mentioned above.  The first line of the Para 1 may be read as:

‘Kindly refer Board’s letter No. E[MPP]99/19/1/Vol.III  dated 21-3-06….’

 

AIRF vide their letter No. 22/2006 dated 09-10-06 have stated that the categories stated under Annexure-III of Board’s letter dated 28-09-06 are of General Services.  Necessary amendments have been made to Annexure III and the same is enclosed.

 

All other terms and conditions of the letter remain unchanged.

Annexure-III

Competency based training of Electrical Department

Sub-Department : Electrical [G]

S.No Post Agency of certification

Periodicity

Duration

Syllabi*

Remarks
1 Unskilled Group ‘D’ Concerned Assistant Divisional Officer [AEE] Induction 12 days Elect.01 Once at the time of induction
2 Unskilled to skilled Artisans [Technician Electrical]

-do-

Promotional 18 days Elect.16 Once at the time of promotion
3 Unskilled to skilled Artisans [Technician Plant]

-do-

Promotional 18 days Elect.17  

-do-

 

4 Unskilled to skilled Artisans [Technician TL/AC]

-do-

Promotional 18 days  

Elect.18

 

-do-

 

5 Technician  [Elect.] ITI

Concerned Training Unit

Induction 26 weeks Elect.19 Once at the time of induction
6 Technician  [Elect.]Non- ITI

-do-

Induction 156 weeks Elect.20 -do-
7 Technician Plant [ ITI]

-do-

Induction 28 weeks Elect.21 -do-
8 Technician Plant [non- ITI]

-do-

Induction 156 weeks Elect.22 -do-
9 Technician TL/AC [ ITI]

-do-

Induction 26 weeks Elect.23 -do-
10 Technician TL/AC [ non-ITI]

-do-

Induction 156 weeks Elect.24 -do-
11 Technician  [Elect.]

Concerned Training Unit

Refresher 12 days Elect.25 Once in 5 years
12 Technician  Plant

-do-

Refresher 12 days Elect.26 -do-
13 Technician  TL/AC

-do-

Refresher 12 days Elect.27 -do-
14 Technician to JE-II [Elect] [Intermediate Apprentice] Concerned Divisional Officer [DEE] Promotional 78 weeks Elect.28 Once at the time of promotion
15 Directly recruited JE-II/Elect. [Diploma Holder]

Concerned Training Unit

Induction 78 weeks Elect.28 Once at the time of induction
16 Directly recruited Section Engineer [Elect.] [Degree Holder]

-do-

Induction 52 weeks Elect.29

-do-

17 Technician to JE-II [TL/AC] [Intermediate Apprentice] Concerned Divisional Officer [DEE] Promotional 78 weeks Elect.30 Once at the time of promotion
18 Directly recruited JE-II [TL/AC]. [Diploma Holder]

Concerned Training Unit

Induction 78 weeks Elect.30 Once at the time of induction
19 Directly recruited Section Engineer [TL/AC] [Degree Holder]

-do-

Induction 52 weeks Elect.31

-do-

20 Technician to Supervisor [TL/AC] Concerned Divisional Officer [DEE] Promotional 36 days Elect.33 Once at the time of promotion
21 Technician to Supervisor [Elect.]

-do-

Promotional 36 days Elect.32

-do-

22 Supervisor [Elect] Concerned Training Unit Refresher 12 days Elect.34 Once in 3 years
23 Supervisor [TL/AC]

-do-

Refresher 12 days Elect.35 -do-
24 Coach Attendant  [AC coaches] Concerned Assistant Divisional Officer [AEE] Induction 24 days Elect.01 &

Elect. 27

 

Once at the time of induction
* Syllabi as per Course nos. contained in “ Approved Modules for Stage-wise Training of Group ‘C’ &’D’ Staff of Electrical Department” issued in Feb. ‘2001 by Management Services of Railway Board.

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2001 PS5-9/6 dated 14-12-2006 .

 

Sub: Validity of Kit pass issued to Serving/Retired Staff/Officers of Railways

            In terms of Schedule I [Duty Pass] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986, [1993 Edition] kit pass on transfer to serving Railway employee is admissible.  Similarly Item [16] [vii] under Schedule VII Special Passes of the Pass Rules provides for issue of kit pass on retirement /demise of Railway employee.  In these rules, validity period of the kit passes issued to both serving as well as retired railway employees has not been specified.

 

2.         The issue has been considered in Board’s office and it has been decided that validity of kit pass in respect of serving as well as retired railway servant will be three months from the date of issue of such kit pass.

 

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

 

RBE No.187/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[G]91AL6-1 dated 13-12-2006 (RBE No.187/2006)

 

Sub: Messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes

        on the Railways-Clarifications to General Guidelines.

 

General guidelines regarding messing facilities in the Centralised Training Institutes on the Railways have been issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 16-08-2005.  This was followed by General clarifications issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 18-04-2006.

 

Certain issues have again been raised by some of the CTIs  viz. RSC/Vadodara, IRICEN/Pune, IRIMEE/Jamalpur and IRIEEN/Nasik.  The same have been considered by Board and it has been decided to issue the following further clarifications on the subject:-

 

POINTS RAISED

CLARIFICATIONS

i] Issue of direct payment by Trainee Officers to the Mess – default in payment. The officers undergoing training in CTIs are Railway officers and in case of any default in making payments of mess dues by any officer, the same can be recovered through the office in which he/she is working, if taken up by the Institute.
ii] Service Tax to be borne by Trainee Officers This is a trivial matter as service tax forms a part of most of the services obtained now-a-days
iii]  SLP pending before the Supreme Court – claim of RSC Mess workers as regular employees It is premature to comment on the case since the matter is pending in the Supreme Court.
iv] Objection to Privatisation of the Mess by IRICEN The Committee constituted by the Board to study the messing facilities available in the CTIs on the Railways had observed that the mess in IRICEN is running as a departmental unit managed by Departmental Staff and had specifically recommended that the mess should be run as a private arrangement with only infrastructural  support from the Administration and that the departmental staff should be redeployed.  IRICEN may take immediate action to redeploy the departmental cooks as already laid down in Board’s letter dated 16-08-2005 and follow the guidelines issued by Board to run the mess.
v]  Demand to include grant of monthly subsidy of Rs.200/- per Special Class Apprentices in IRIMEE/JMP The monthly subsidy  of Rs.200/- is already available to the Probationary Officers undergoing Training in CTIs vide Board’s circular dated     16-08-05.  Accordingly, Board have agreed to extend the monthly subsidy of Rs.200/- p.m. also to  Special Class Apprentices  undergoing training  in IRIMEE/JMP.
vi]  The dwindling number of Trainees in some CTIs The issue raised by IRIEEN/Nasik has already been clarified vide item [vi] of Board’s letter of even number dated 18-04-2006.  The Institute may follow the guidelines issued by Board to run the Mess.

 

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

 

RBE No.188/2006

Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/3/38 dated 11-12-2006 (RBE No.188/2006)

 

Sub: Training of officers and staff of S&T Department – Quota of Trainers.

            IRISET/Secunderabad has been catering to the training requirements of officers and staff of S&T Department coming from different Zonal Railways and Production Units.  The requirement of Instructors [non-gazetted] for imparting training are, however, met by the Railways.

 

In order to have continuous flow of trainers in IRISET, it has now been decided to fix the quota of Trainers as under:

 

S.No. Railway JE-I or SE or SSE Signal JE-I or SE or SSE Telecom Total
CR 1 1 2
ER 0 1 1
NR 1 0 1
NER 1 0 1
SR 1 1 2
SCR 10 13 23
SER [including ECoR & SECR] 1 1 2
WR 1 0 1
  Total     33

 

It should be ensured that your quota of trainer is met in full and the selected trainers  are released in accordance with the time table drawn up by the IRISET.  Trainers selected through Screening Committee may only be posted to IRISET/Secunderabad.

 

 

RBE No.190/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/1/83/Vol.II dated 18-12-2006 (RBE No.190/2006)

 

               Sub: Rightsizing the Indian Railways

            Kindly refer Board’s letter of even number dated 10-04-2006 [RBE No. 47/2006] enclosing therein a list of categories on which the Railways were to start the process of rightsizing  subject to proper review being undertaken.  It has been observed that some of the categories  like Telecom Maintainer, Wireless Telecom Maintainer, etc. are not to be covered under the above orders as they are safety category staff and are exempted from the purview of rightsizing in terms of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/1/83  dated 10-09-2003 [RBE No. 160/2003].  However, the railways should review the strength of all categories of staff critically and look for fat using benchmarking principles.

 

 

RBE No.191/2006

   Board’s letter No. PC.III/2004/DC-JCM/8 dated 18.12.2006 (RBE No.191/2006)

 

Sub:Change of designation of Group ‘C’ staff of Personnel Department

The Ministry of Railways have had under review designation of Personnel Inspector in consultation with the Staff Side. It has now been decided to revise the existing designation of Personnel Inspector in scale Rs.7450-11500, Rs.6500-10500, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.5000-8000 as under :-

 

Existing Designation Pay Scale

(Rs.)

Revised Designation
Personnel Inspector 7450-11500

6500-10500

5500-9000

5000-8000

Staff & Welfare Inspector

 

The revised designation as mentioned above, will not entail any change in the pay scale, duties & responsibilities, mode of recruitment, level of supervision, selection procedure, eligibility conditions prescribed for the posts or avenue of promotion.       The percentage distribution of posts in the various scales of pay prescribed vide Annexure ‘J’ of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 9.10.2003 to the cadre of Personnel Inspectors will also remain unchanged by the revision of the above designation.

 

RBE No.193/2006                                                                                     

Bd’s letter No. F[E]Spl.2005/ADV./6/1 dated 20-12-2006 (RBE No.193/2006)

 

Sub: Advance for purchase of outfit for school going children-Para 1130 of the IREM, 1989, Vol.I –Modification of Provision urged.

Ref:  Item No. 25/2005 of DC/JCM Meeting held in October, 06

            In terms of para 1130 of the IREM, 1989 Edition [Vol.I],  Railway servants, who are eligible for educational assistance in terms of extant rules may be granted an advance of one month’s pay, recoverable in 10 equal monthly instalments, at the beginning of each year for the purchase of outfit for children attending the schools approved by the General Managers.  After discussions with the staff side in the DC/JCM meeting held in October, 2006, it has been decided to reiterate the above-mentioned provision for appropriate application on the Railways. Accordingly, Zonal Railway administrations etc. are advised to bring this provision to the notice of all concerned.

 

 

RBE No.192/2006                                                                                                                                                                                         

Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 dated 18-12-2006 (RBE No.192/2006)

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub: Eligibility of divorced /widowed daughter for grant of Family Pension    

The following sentence may be added at the end of first para of Board’s letter of even number dated 13-10-2006.

 

“ The matter regarding removal of the stipulation contained in para  3[i] of the letter dt. 16-03-2005 was raised in PNM/NFIR and PNM/AIRF’s meetings.”

 

 

RBE No. 189/2006

   Bd’s letter No. E[G]2005/HO1/19 dated 13-12-2006   (RBE No. 189/2006)

 

Sub:Monetary compensation to the staff who shoulder higher responsibilities

            The staff side had raised a demand in the forum of JCM/DC for grant of officiating pay in higher grade to such of the staff as are deployed for discharging the responsibilities of higher grade posts but are denied officiating pay on the ground of non-availability  of higher grade posts.

 

2.         The matter has been examined by the Board in consultation with the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.  Since the conditions stipulated for payment of special pay / officiating pay / honorarium are not fulfilled in the situation mentioned above, it has not been found feasible to agree to the demand of the staff side.  However, it has been decided by the Board that when staff in the lower grade  are made to shoulder responsibility of higher grade posts, they may be compensated monetarily by grant of suitable awards, as deemed fit, by the General Managers under their powers depending upon the circumstances and the extent of work involved.

 

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

 

 

 

RBE No.194/2006

Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2004/PN1/42 dated 20-12-2006  (RBE No.194/2006)

 

Sub: Issue of a show cause notice to the pensioner before imposing a cut in his pension where the pensioner is convicted in judicial proceedings for an offence committed by him while in service.

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s OM No. 38/64/05-P&PW[A] dated 09-11-2006 is circulated for information and guidance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.

 

2.         DOP&PW’s OM dated 01-01-1987 referred to in the enclosed OM was adopted on the Railways vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/87/PN1/5 dated 20-05-1987.  CCS[CCA] Rules mentioned in the O.M. corresponds to Railway Servants [D&A] Rules.

 

 

Copy of DOP&PW]s OM No. 38/64/05-P&PW[A] dated 09-11-2005

Sub: Issue of a show cause notice to the pensioner before imposing a cut in his pension where the pensioner is convicted in judicial proceedings for an offence committed by him while in service.

            As per this Department’s OM No. 38/31/86-P&PW dt. 1st January, 1987 [GOI Decision No. 4 below Rule 9 of CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972], when a full-fledged enquiry under CCS [CCA] Rules has been conducted and the person concerned  has been given an opportunity to show cause in the proceedings, it is not necessary to give the pensioner concerned any further opportunity to show cause before  imposing the cut in pension.

 

2.         The question whether a show-cause notice to the pensioner is necessary before imposing a cut in his pension where the pensioner is convicted in judicial proceedings for an offence committed by him while in service, has been examined in consultation with Department of Legal Affairs and it has been decided that in order to meet the principles of natural justice, it is a pre-requisite to issue a show cause notice on the basis of conviction by the court to the pensioner before imposing any cut in his pension for clear manifestation of principles of natural justice.

 

RBE No.197/2006                                                                                            

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2001/RR-1/20 dated 27-12-2006 (RBE No.197 /2006)

CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Provisions relating to recruitment of Laboratory Staff in Medical Department.

***

            Note [i] below para 165[4] of Advance Correction  Slip No. 128 may be read as  “Direct Recruitment is to be resorted to only to the extent suitable staff are not available for promotion”.

 

RBE No.195/2006

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2006/RC-2/11  dated  21-12-2006  (RBE No.195/2006)

 

Sub: Recruitment against Physically Handicapped Quota.

***

            Attention is invited to Ministry of Railways [Railway Board’s] letter No. E[NG]II/2000/RC-2/15  dated  25-10-2000 [RBE No. 188/2000] stipulating therein that recruitment from open market in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ categories against vacancies reserved for physically handicapped persons will be done by Railway Administration themselves.

 

In order to streamline and systematize the whole process of recruitment against physically handicapped quota, the matter has been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided that henceforth all recruitment from open market in  Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ categories against vacancies reserved for physically handicapped quota will be undertaken by Zonal Railway Recruitment Cell [RRC] as per the procedure laid down for the recruitment of physically handicapped persons.

 

Vacancies reserved for physically handicapped persons of Productions Units and other organisations falling within the territorial jurisdiction of the Zonal Railway will be clubbed together for the purpose of recruitment by Zonal Railway Recruitment Cell.  While doing so, instructions of DOP&T as contained in their Office Memorandum No. 36035/3/2004-Estt[Res.] dated 29-12-2005  as circulated vide Member Staff’s D.O. letter No. E[NG]II/2006/LG-5/4 dated  22-08-2006 and Board’s instructions as contained in their letter No. E[NG]II/2002/RC-2/9  dated  25-2-2004 may be strictly adhered to.

 

Wherever action has been initiated to recruit physically handicapped persons as per existing instructions, recruitment process should be finalized without any change in procedure.

 

 

RBE No.196/2006                                                                                      

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2005/RR-1/7 dated 27-12-2006  (RBE No.196 /2006)

 

Sub: Clarification regarding acceptance of trade of ITI for direct recruitment to the post of Skilled Artisan on the Railways.

****

            Instances have come to the notice of this office that for direct recruitment to the post of Skilled Artisan on the Railways for which the prescribed qualification is Act Apprenticeship/ITI in relevant trade, a number of candidates having ITI qualification in trades obtained from institutions are applying  for these posts thereby creating problem for the recruiting agencies as to which trades are to be accepted or otherwise.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with Director General of Employment & Training [DGE&T], Ministry of Labour & Employment and a list of 98 [ninety eight] trades in which training under Craftsmen Training Scheme imparted through ITIs / ITCs  is sent herewith.  Only ITI Certificate in the trades borne on this list  be accepted as per the requirement of post of Skilled Artisan.

 

ANNEXURE1

List of Engineering & Non-Engineering Trades under Craftsmen Training Scheme as on 01-08-04

Engineering Trades

Sl No

 

Duration

Entry Qualification

1

Foundry man

1 year

 Passed  class 8th  examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

2

Sheet Metal Worker

1 year

 Passed 8th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

3

Plastic Processing Operator

1 year

 Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

4

Painter General

2 years

 Passed 8th class examination   or its equivalent.

5

Fitter

2years.

Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent

6

Turner

2 years

Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent

7

Machinist

2 years

Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent

8

Tool & Die-Maker (Press Tools, Jigs & Fixtures)

3 yrs.

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science or its equivalent.

9

Tool & Die-Maker (Dies and Moulds)

3 yrs.

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  or its equivalent.

10

Machinist (Grinder)

2 yrs

Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent

11

Electroplater

2 years

Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent

12

Mechanic Agricultural Machinery

2 years

I] Essential: Should have passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

II] Desirable: Passed 10th class Examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  [Physics and Chemistry] as one of the subjects.

13

Instrument Mechanic

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subjects or its equivalent.

14

Draughtsman [Mechanical]

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science and Mathematics  or its equivalent.

15

Maintenance Mechanic [Chemical Plant]

2 years

Passed 10th class examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics   under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

16

Instrument Mechanic [Chemical Plant] [a] 2 years

 

 

 

 

[b] 6 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education  with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics   as one of the subjects or its equivalent.

 

Passed BSc with Physics and Chemistry

17

Attendant Operator

[Chemical Plant]

[a] 2 years

 

 

 

 

[b] 6 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education  with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics   as one of the subjects or its equivalent.

 

Passed BSc with Physics and Chemistry

18

Laboratory Assistant

[Chemical Plant]

[a] 2 years

 

 

 

 

[b] 6 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics   as one of the subjects or its equivalent.

 

Passed BSc with Physics and Chemistry

19

Information Technology & Electronics System Maintenance

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education .

Desirable: 12th class with Maths & Physics

20

Mechanic Industrial Electronics

2 years

Passed 12th class examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics .

21

Mechanic Mechatronics

2 years

Passed 10+2  class examination Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics

22

Operator Advanced Machine Tools

2 years

Passed 12th class examination with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics .

23

Welder [Gas and Electric]

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent .

24

Carpenter

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education with science as one of the subjects or its equivalent .

25

Mechanic [Diesel]

1 year

Passed 10th class examination   under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

26

Plumber

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent .

27

Mason [Building Constructor]

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent .

28

Mechanic [Tractor]

1 year

I] Essential- should have passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent .

2] Desirable – Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science [Physics & Chemistry] as one of the subjects or its  equivalent.

29

Pump Operator-cum-Mechanic

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science   or its equivalent.

30

Wireman

 2 years

Passed 8th class examination  or its equivalent.

31

Mechanic [Motor Vehicle]

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  as one of the subject or its equivalent.

32

Electrician

 2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  as one of the subject or its equivalent.

33

Mechanic [Radio &TV]

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  as one of the subject or its equivalent.

34

Mechanic-cum-Operator Electronics Communication System

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  as one of the subject or its equivalent.

35

Mechanic [Refrigeration & Air- Conditioner

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

36

Mechanic Machine Tools Maintenance

3 years

Matriculation with Science  and Mathematics or its equivalent

37

Draughtsman [Civil]

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

38

Surveyor

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

39

Electronic Mechanic

2 years

Passed Matriculation examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

40

Building Maintenance

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education  or its equivalent.

41

Interior Decoration and Designing

01 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education  .

42

Mechanic Auto Electrical and Electronics

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

43

Sanitary Hardware fitter

06 months

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

44

Lift Mechanic

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science or its equivalent.

45

Architectural Assistant

1 year

Passed 10th class examination with 40% marks in mathematics or Secondary Standard  under 10+2 system of education  or its equivalent.

46

Mechanic Computer Hardware

2 years

Passed 10+2 or Intermediate or Pre-University with Physics as one of the subject

47

Mechanic Medical Electronics

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

48

Mechanic Consumer Electronics

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

49

Marine Fitter

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with 50% marks in Mathematics & Science   or its equivalent.

50

Vessel Navigator

2 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with 50% marks in Mathematics & Science   or its equivalent.

NON-ENGINEERING TRADES

1

Embroidery & Needle Work

1 year

Passed 8th class or its equivalent

2

Cane Willow & Bamboo Work

1 year

Passed 8th class or its equivalent

3

Weaving of Silk & Woolen Fabrics

1 year

Passed 8th class or its equivalent

4

Weaving of Woolen Fabrics

1 year

Passed 8th class or its equivalent

5

Manufacture of Footwear

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

6

Leather Goods Maker

1 year

Passed 8th class examination under 10+2 system of education or two classes below matriculation examination or its equivalent.

7

Dress Making

1 year

Passed Matriculation examination or 10th Class under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

8

Baker & Confectioner

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

9

Desk Top Publishing Operator

1 year

a] Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

b]  Typing speed of 30 wpm in English

Desirable: typing speed of 30wpm in Regional Language.

10

Computer Operator and Programming Assistant

1 year

12th class pass under 10+2 system or duly recognized Diploma in Engineering from any Polytechnic of 3 years duration after 10th class.

11

Cutting & Sewing

1 year

Passed 8th class or its equivalent

12

Preservation of fruits and vegetables

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science    or its equivalent.

13

Photographer

1 year

Passed 10th class examination with Physics   & Chemistry under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

14

Bleaching Dyeing and Calico Printing

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science  & Mathematics  or its equivalent.

15

Stenography [English]

1 year

12th class Pass

16

Secretarial Practice

1 year

12th class Pass

17

Stenography [Hindi]

1 year

12th class Pass

18

Hair and Skin care

1 year

Passed Matriculation examination or equivalent

19

Steward

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education   or its equivalent.

20

Craftsman Food Production [General]

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education   or its equivalent.

21

Craftsman Food Production [Vegetarian]

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education   or its equivalent.

22

Process Cameraman

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subjects  or its equivalent.

23

Plate Maker-cum-Impositer

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subjects  or its equivalent.

24

Litho-Offset Machine Minder

1 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subjects  or its equivalent.

25

Driver Cum Mechanic [Light Motor Vehicle]

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education

26

Data Entry Operator

06 months

Essential [i] 10th class passed [ii] Typing speed of 30 wpm  in English

Desirable: Typing speed of 30 wpm in Hindi /Any Local language

27

Tourist Guide

06 months

Passed 12th class under 10+2 system of education

28

Floriculture & Landscaping

06 months

Passed 12th class examination  with Biology as major subject or Vocational Training in Agro-Horticulture

29

Health Sanitary Inspector

01 year

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education   with Science in X class. Preference given to trainees with Physics, Chemistry & Biology in 12th Class.

30

Hospital House Keeping

01 year

Passed 12th class  examination under 10+2 system of education   with Physics, Chemistry & Biology .

31

Dental Laboratory Technician

02 years

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education.

32

Medical Transcription

06 months

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education   with Biology/Physiology as major subject .

Knowledge of English language is essential

33

Horticulture

01 year

Passed 12th class examination with  Biology as major subject or Vocational Training in Agro-Horticulture .

34

Library and Information Science

06 months

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

35

Insurance Agent

06 months

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

36

Institution House Keeping

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

37

Corporate House Keeping

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

38

Domestic House Keeping

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

39

Old Age Care

06 months

Passed 8th class  under 10+2 system of education

40

Network Technician

06 months

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

41

Pre/Preparatory School Management [Assistant]

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education

42

Creche Management

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education

43

Cabin /Room Attendant

06 months

I] Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education

ii]   Working knowledge of English & Hindi

44

Dairying

01 year

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education

45

Digital Photographer

01 year

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

46

Event Management Assistant

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent [ with English as subject]

47

Fashion Technology

01 year

Passed 12th class examination under 10+2 system of education or equivalent

48

Front Office Assistant

06 months

Passed 10th class examination under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent [ with English as subject]

 

 

RBE No.198/2006                                                              

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2005/PF1/2  dated 28-12-2006  (RBE No.198 /2006)

 

Sub: Advance from the State Railway Provident Fund Rules for pilgrimage and visiting places of eminence of all religions- Amendment to Rule 923 of IREC Vol.I.

*****

            Rule 923 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I, Fifth Edition – 1985 [Second Reprint Edition – 2003] provides for sanctioning of advance from the State Railway Provident Fund [SRPF] account of a Railway servant for the purposes specified therein.  The Staff side in the National Council, JCM has requested for withdrawal/advance from the GPF /SRPF for the purpose of pilgrimage in India and abroad.  The demand of the Staff Side has been considered by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, the nodal Department of the Government on issues concerning GPF, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and after examination, it has been decided to permit advances   from GPF/SRPF for such purposes.

 

2.         The President is accordingly pleased to decide that advance from the SRPF may be permitted for pilgrimage or visiting places of eminence of all religions subject to the following conditions:

 

i]   Since it is not possible to specify places in India and abroad keeping in view the diversity of religions, the authorities vested with the power of sanctioning advance, may satisfy themselves that the place proposed to be visited is a pilgrimage place or a place of religious eminence.

 

ii]   Other conditions regarding grant of advances from SRPF will also apply.

 

  1. In view of the above, in exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 923 of IREC Vol.I, Fifth Edition – 1985 [Second Reprint Edition-2003] may be modified as per Advance Correction Slip No. 102 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I, Fifth Edition – 1985 [Second Reprint Edition – 2003]

CHAPTER –9       STATE RAILWAY PROVIDENT FUND RULES

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 102

Rule 923

      Insert the following is item [ix] below item [viii] of condition [g] of Rule 923:

“[ix]  to meet expenses on account of pilgrimage or visiting places of eminence  of all religions, an amount not exceeding three months pay or half the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber in the Fund, whichever is less.  The authorities vested with the power of sanctioning advance, may satisfy themselves that the place proposed to be visited is a place of pilgrimage or a place of religious eminence.’

 

[Authority: Ministry of Railways letter No. F[E]III/2005/PF1/2  dated 28-12-2006  ]

 

 

RBE No.199/2006                                                                               

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2006/PN1/6 dated 29-12-2006   (RBE No.199 /2006)

 

Sub: Emoluments to be taken into account for pensionary benefits in respect of a Government servant who has been given the benefit of NBR while on foreign service.

            A point has been raised as to the emoluments that should be taken into account for calculating pensionary benefits of a Railway servant, who retires while on foreign service without returning to the cadre but has already been given proforma promotion under  Next Below Rule [NBR] in his cadre.

 

2.         The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare.  In terms of Note 6 below Rule 49 of Railway Service [Pension] Rules, 1993, pay drawn by a railway servant while on foreign service shall not be treated as emoluments, but the pay which  he would have drawn under the railway, had he not been on foreign service shall alone be treated as emoluments.  This would imply that but for his having been on foreign service, pay of a Railway servant on his regular promotion in his cadre would have been fixed in the scale of pay of the post to which he has been promoted.  In view of this position, it is clarified that a Railway servant who has been given proforma promotion under NBR in his cadre while on foreign service and retires without returning to his cadre, shall be entitled to have his pensionary benefits, calculated on the basis of the emoluments admissible under NBR.

RBE No.180/2006

Copy of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2005/CRC/4 dated 30.11.2006(RBE No.180/06)

 

Sub: Cadre Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ Cadre – Accounts & Medical Department.

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The Ministry of Railways have had under review Group ‘C’ cadres of (1) Accounts Staff of Accounts Department; (ii) Physiotherapists; and (iii) Dressers/O.T. Assistants of Medical Department in consultation with the staff side with a review to strengthening and rationalizing the staffing pattern on Railways. As a result of the review undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative requirements, it has been decided with the approval of the President that the Group ‘C’ categories of staff as mentioned above should be restructured in accordance with the revised percentages indicated in the Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ to this letter.  While implementing these orders the following detailed instructions should be strictly and carefully adhered to:

 

Date of effect 1. The restructuring will be in reference to the sanctioned cadre strength as on date of issue of these orders.
Applicability to various cadres 2. These orders will be applicable on the regular cadres (excluding surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Open Line establishments including Workshops and Production Units.
  2.1 These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & workcharged posts which will continue to be based on worth of charge. Only those temporary posts which are in operation for atleast three years may be taken into account for the purpose of applying revised percentages.
Pay Fixation

(Rule 1313 (FR 22)-RII)

3. Staff selected and posted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of above upgradation will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313 (FR 22)(I)(a)(I)-R-II from the date of issue of these orders with the usual option for pay fixation under extant rules.
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 the purpose of implementation of these orders, if an individual Railway servant becomes due for promotion to a post 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.
  4.1 Normal vacancies existing on date of issue of these orders (except direct recruitment quota) and those arising on that date from this cadre restructuring including chain/resultant vacancies should be filled in the following sequence:-

 

(i)                   From panels approved on or before date of issue of these orders and current on that date;

(ii)                 And the balance in the manner indicated in para 4 above.

  4.2 Benefit of  promotion against chain/resultant vacancies should also be given from the date of issue of these orders, if the same would arise purely due to this cadre restructuring.
  4.3 Such selections which have not been finalized by date of issue of these orders should be cancelled /abandoned.
  4.4 All vacancies arising from the next day of date of issue of these orders will be filled by normal selection procedure.
  4.5 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.
  4.6 In cases where percentages have been reduced in the lower grade and no new post becomes available as a result of restructuring, the existing vacancies on the date of issue of these orders should be filled up by normal selection procedure.
  4.7 Employees who retire/resign in between the period from the date of issue of these orders to the date of actual implementation of these orders, will be eligible for the fixation benefits and arrears under these orders from the date of issue of these orders.
  5 Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance clearance will be applicable for effecting promotions under these orders with reference to the date of issue of these orders.
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.  In other words, residency period prescribed for promotions to various categories should not be relaxed.
Basic functions duties and responsibilities 7. Since the cadres as detailed in the annexures to this letter are being restructured on functional operational 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.
  7.1 (i) With implementation of cadre restructuring, there shall be no addition in the staff strength of
Accounts Department. All the existing and new work assigned to the Accounts Department in future shall be managed by the existing
Section     and  Section/Sr.Section Officers (A/Cs)
    (ii) The Section Officers/Sr.Section Officers (A/cs) shall handle initial as well as supervisory work without any additional manpower. FA&CAOs should lay down the revised norms of work of Section/Sr.Section Officers (A/cs) in General & Traffic Accounts before implementation of cadre restructuring.
    (iii) Dressers/O.T. Assistants in higher grade will also be taking care of day to day indents, upkeeping of instruments for operations, ensure continuous Oxygen supply in OT and ICU etc. besides their regular work.
    (iv) In addition to the professional duties, Physiotherapists will have administrative responsibilities also, when promoted to higher grade. At most of places there is only one Physiotherapist, therefore, he will be performing all the administrative Job like preparing indents, upkeeping of equipments etc., in addition to the professional duties.
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.
Provision of reservation 9 The existing instructions with regard to reservation of SC/ST wherever applicable will continue to apply.
Direct Recruitment percentages 10 Direct recruitment percentages will not be applicable to the additional vacancies arising out of these restructuring orders as on the date of issue of these orders (cut off date). 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.
Pin Pointing of posts 11 The administration should take steps to pin point the additional posts arising out of this restructuring as per administrative requirements. However, in those cases where due to pin pointing of posts staff is required to join duties in the upgraded posts at a different station, such staff may be allowed the benefit of upgradation/promotion on “as is where is basis” for the time being and allowed to join the pin pointed post at the new station within six months time from the date of issue of promotion order, subject to the satisfaction of HOD on merit in each case.
Refusal of promotion 12 Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issue of these orders and stand debarred 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 date of issue of these orders and arising due to restructuring on the date. This relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the date of issue of these orders.  
Matching Savings 13. 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 implications, 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 divisional/zonal 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/Railways are not able to provide the matching savings, the particular category/ department will not be restructured. While effective  surrender of posts of equivalent financial value, the existing vacant posts available in the categories on the date of issue of these orders should be considered for the purpose of off setting the cost of restructuring/financial effects of restructuring. Board desire that the General Managers should ensure that the restructuring is implemented expeditiously with matching saving without any exception and difficulty. There would be no restructuring without matching savings by surrender of posts.  

 

This issues in consultation with Accounts & Health Directorate & with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of this Ministry.

                                                                                                                                                                                    ANNEXURE  ’A’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP C STAFF OF ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT.

Annexure to Board’s letter number PC-III/2005/CRC/4 dated 30.11.2006.

CATEGORY EXISTING STRUCTURE REVISED STRUCTURE
Accounts (General Accounts) Ratio – 1:6

(Between Supervisors comprising

SO(A/cs)+Sr.SO (A/cs)

And

(Accounts staff comprising Accounts Assistants, Jr.Accounts Assistants & Accounts Clerks)

Ratio – 1:3

(Between Supervisors comprising

SO(A/cs)+Sr.SO (A/cs)

And

(Accounts staff comprising Accounts Assistants, Jr.Accounts Assistants & Accounts Clerks)

Accounts Staff

(Traffic Accounts)

Ratio – 1:9

(Between Supervisors comprising

SO(A/cs)+Sr.SO (A/cs)

And

(Accounts staff comprising Accounts Assistants, Jr.Accounts Assistants & Accounts Clerks)

Ratio – 1:6

(Between Supervisors comprising

SO(A/cs)+Sr.SO (A/cs)

And

(Accounts staff comprising Accounts Assistants, Jr.Accounts Assistants & Accounts Clerks)

 

ANNEXURE’B’

STATEMENT REGARDING RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP C STAFF OF MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.

Annexure to Board’s letter number PC-III/2005/CRC/4 dated 30.11.2006

CATEGORY

GRADE (Rs.)

EXISTING%AGE

REVISED %AGE

Physiotherapists

6500-10500

5500-9000

60

40

Dressers/O.T.

Assistants

4500-7000

4000-6000

3050-4590

5

55

40

15

60

25

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