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Rly Board’s Estt. Circulars 2011

July 29, 2011

RBE No.03/2011

  Bd’s ltr No. E(W)2008/PS5-1/38 dated 6.1.2011 (RBE No.03/2011)PC VI-244

Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs on the basis of Pay drawn in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlement of Passes/PTOs under the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 ( Second Edition,1993) has been under consideration of this Ministry.

  1. The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlement of Passes/PTOs in respect of railway servants drawing pay in the Railway Services ( Revised Pay) Rules,2008 shall be as under:-
S.No.

Category

Type of Privilege Pass & Privilege Ticket Order Type of Duty Pass
1 Group ‘A’ & Group ‘B’ [Gazetted] Ist Class ‘A’ Pass Ist Class ‘A’ Pass
2 Non-Gazetted employees:[i] In Grade pay  4200 & above Ist Class Pass Ist Class Pass
[ii] In Grade pay  2800 IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
[iii] In Grade Pay 1900 and above but below Grade Pay  2800 One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class IInd Class ‘A’ Pass*
[iv] Employees in Grade Pay 1800/- One IInd Class ‘A’ Pass* in a year, remaining passes and PTOs of Second/Sleeper Class Second/Sleeper Class Pass

* Note:  In terms of the extant instructions, the holder of II Class ‘A’ pass shall be entitled to travel by AC-3 tier class in trains other than Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Duronto Exp. Trains.   IInd Class ‘A’ Pass is of yellow colour.

3.         In all other respects, the provisions of the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] will apply.

4.         The Railway employees who are already entitled to Ist Class Passes, shall continue to draw Ist Class Passes, irrespective of their eligibility in terms of these orders.

5.         Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] shall follow.

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

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2009/RR1/10/Pt. dated 05.01.2011  

 Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment in                    PB-1 5200-20200 with GP 1800/-.

Pursuant to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/ 2009/RR-1/10/Pt. dated 09.12.2010, a large number of  references have been received from Zonal Railways regarding the cut-off date from which the educational qualification of class 10th  pass or ITI or equivalent will be applicable for appointments in the erstwhile Group ‘D’ categories on compassionate grounds, engagement as substitutes [fresh face, TADK, Act Apprentices etc], legal heirs of accident victims where specific approval has been given  by Board and other related matters like regulation of pay etc.. Clarifications have also been sought regarding applications which are under process and are at various stages of approval of candidates who are below 10th pass.

As the matter is under consideration and is likely to be resolved in 2-3 months time, it has been decided to continue with existing the practice that has been followed before the issue of Board’s letter dated 09.12.2010 upto 31.3.2011 for the above categories.

From 1st April, 2011 all cases of recruitment /engagement for the above categories in PB-1 5200-20200 with GP1800  will be with the minimum educational qualification of 10th pass or ITI or equivalent.  It must be ensured that those cases which are not finalized [where  the offer of appointments has not been issued] by 31st March, 2011 will lapse.

Board’s letter No. E[Rep]I-06/Transfer/Misc./1 dated 07.01.2011  

Sub: Inter Railway transfer cases-streamlining

Ref: Board’s letters of even number dt. 23.10.2006 & 25.08.2008

The conditions regarding completion of minimum service for consideration of Inter Railway own request Transfer of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees imposed vide Board’s letters under reference, have been reviewed.  Board has decided to withdraw the said conditions of completing minimum service laid down in Board’s above quoted letters.

However, the system of putting transfer requests on web in the manner described in Board’s letters under reference be expedited and there should be conscious efforts from Zonal Railway and PU administrations to consider request transfers in streamlined manner on regular basis so that the single largest reason for employees grievance is addressed in a regular manner.

 RBE No.06/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 12.01.2011[RBE No.06/2011]

Sub: Entitlement of Pass facilities under MACPS-Clarification reg.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 10.06.2009

The issue regarding the entitlement of privilege and other passes in case of employees who have been granted financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme has been under consideration.

2.         In terms of Para 16 of Annexure of Board’s letter referred to above, financial upgradation under MACP Scheme is personal to the incumbent and entitles the employee to certain benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by the employee.  Hence, the benefit of Passes/PTOs corresponding to the next higher Grade Pay granted under MACP Scheme will be available to the employee.  It is also reiterated that the grant of financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme does not entail any change in the designation, classification and status of an employee. Accordingly, the benefits related to higher status inherent in the higher Pay Band and/or Grade Pay is not available to such an employee who has been granted higher Grade Pay under the MACP Scheme.

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

RBE No.4/2011

 Board’s letter No. E(W)2007/CP-1/37 dated 10.01.2011 ( RBE No.4/2011)  

Sub: Payment of Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to families of Railway employees who die in harness on duty.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(W)99/CP-1/1 dated 5.11.1999 ( RBE No.285/99)

In partial modification of this office letter No.E(W)99/CP-1/1 dated 09.02.2000, the clarification that the compensation payable under Workmen’s Compensation Act ( WCA) should be reduced from the lumpsum amount payable as Ex-gratia compensation is hereby withdrawn. However, the aggregate of the relief/Ex-gratia compensation paid from different  sources   of   workmen compensation , viz. compensation   under

WCA, compensation under Section 124 of the Railways Act,1989 as applicable, etc. is subject to the ceiling laid down in para -12 of Annexure  to Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare O.M No. 45/55/97-P*PW(C) dated 11.9.1998 circulated vide Board’s letter No.E(W)99 CP-1/1 dated 05.11.1999 as amended vide letter No.E(W)2008/CP-1/7 dated 30.09.2008 notifying revised rates of compensation w.e.f 1.1.2006. These orders are effective from 01.08.1997.

 2.         Sanction is also communicated  to revision of the ceiling on aggregate amount mentioned in Para-12  of Annexure to the DOP&PW’s  O.M. dated 11.09.1998 ibid referred to above from 10 lakh to 20 lakh in each individual case w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

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

RBE No.01/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2009/LE-1/1 dated 04.01.11 [RBE No.01/2011]

Sub:Reckoning of period spent on Study Leave for earning leave. 

In terms of Sub-rule[2] under Sub-heading- Counting of study leave for promotion, pension, seniority, leave and increments of Rule 556 of the Railway Services [Liberalised Leave] Rules, 1949 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume. I, 1985 Edition, the period spent on study leave shall not count for earning leave other than half pay leave under the Liberalised Leave Rules.  The matter has been under consideration in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training and it has been decided that the period spent on study leave shall be counted for earning both Leave on Average Pay and also Leave on Half Average Pay.  These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

2.         Accordingly, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Sub-rule[2] under Sub-heading- Counting of study leave for promotion, pension, seniority, leave and increments of Rule 556 of the Railway Services [Liberalised Leave] Rules, 1949 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume. I, 1985 Edition, may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 115 enclosed.

Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume. I,  Fifth Edition, 1985

[Third Reprint Edition-2008]

Advance Correction Slip No. 115

1.         Sub-rule[2] under Sub-heading- Counting of study leave for promotion, pension, seniority, leave and increments of Rule 556 may be substituted with the following:

“ [2]      The period spent on study leave shall be counted for earning both Leave on Average Pay and Leave on Half Average Pay.”

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2009/LE-1/1 dated 04.01.11]

RBE No.07/2011

 Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2010/RC-4/6 dated 13.01.2011  [RBE No.07/2011]

Sub: Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration  basis in exigencies of service.

Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts owing to various reasons and consequent  hampering of the Railway’s services, Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to permit General Managers to re-engage retired employees with the  following conditions:

  1. Railway should issue necessary notification for such re-engagement by giving wide publicity  through open advertisement so that all may get equal opportunity.
  2. Re-engaged employees should not have been covered under the Safety Related Retirement Scheme/Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for  Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff [LARSGESS].
  3. While engaging such staff, medical fitness of the appropriate category should be obtained from the designated authorities.
  4. Suitability/competency of the staff should also be adjudged before engaging and the issue of their safety record should be addressed.
  5. Maximum age limit for such re-engagement shall be 62 years and this limit shall not be exceeded in case of any retired railway employees during the period of re-engagement.
  6. While engaging such staff and assigning duties to them, it must be ensured that safety and other operational requirements are adequately addressed.
  7. Remuneration to such staff be made as stipulated vide this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]II/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 11.12.2009 [in each and every case of engagement of retired employee, the daily allowances plus full pension should not exceed the last pay drawn].
  8. The scheme  will be valid up to December, 2011.  This may be terminated if adequate staff become available.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

RBE No.05/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 11.01.2011 [RBE No.05/2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No.2

Sub:Dealing the cases for recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, as per old and new policy letters.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1[Policy] dt. 31.12.2010 and E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dt. 30.03.2007

Please refer to Board’s policy letters mentioned above containing instructions for recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways.

In this connection it is clarified that the cases for recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways against sports quota for the year 2010-11, for which trials have been completed up to 31.12.2010 may be concluded as per previous policy letter dt. 30.03.2007, referred above.

RBE No.08/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 17.01.2011  [RBE No.08/2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No.3

Sub:Re-organisation of 8-Ball & 9-Ball Pool.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1[Policy] dt. 31.12.2010

Please refer to Para 2.7 of Board’s policy letter mentioned above, detailing the names of recognized games on Indian Railways.

In this connection it is clarified that the game “Billiards & Snooker” as mentioned at S.No.7 of Para 2.7 of letter referred above, includes “8-Ball &9-Ball Pool”.  Therefore, the performance of sportspersons in “8-Ball &9-Ball Pool”, shall also be considered for recruitment and incentive purposes as per the provisions of Board’s policy letter dt. 31.12.2010 referred above.

This also disposes WR’s letter No. Sports/65/OTP/C-C dt. 23.12.2010

Board’s letter No. 2008/LMB/10/16 dated 27.01.2011 RB/L&A No.002/2011

Sub: Entitlement of various types of accommodation based on the revised Pay Scales recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

Consequent upon the revision of the pay scales recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission and as approved by the Government of India, the revised entitlement for allotment of the staff quarters will be as given below.  This is in supersession of the Board’s circular No. 98/LMB/10/62 dated 10.01.2000 as amended from time to time.

S.No.

Description

Type

1 Staff with Grade Pay equal to or less than 1800 Type-I
2 Staff with Grade Pay more than 1800 and upto 2400 Type-II
3 Staff with Grade Pay more than 2400 and upto 4200 Type-III
4 Staff with Grade Pay more than 4200 Type-IV
5 Gazetted Officers with  Grade Pay less than 6600 Type-IV
6 Gazetted Officers with  Grade Pay 6600 Type-IV special
7 Gazetted Officers with  Grade Pay more than 6600 Type-V

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

  1. This order will come into force from the date of issue.
  1. This issues in consultation with the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
 RBE No.10/2011

  Bd’s ltr No. E(D&A)2009/RG-6-1 dated 19.1.2011 ( RBE No.10/2011)

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 :-

 Short title and Commencement –

 (1)                 These rules may be called the Railway Servants ( Discipline and Appeal) First Amendment Rules, 2011.

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

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

SCHEDULE –I

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

Sl.No. Authority empowered to place a Railway servant under suspension or to impose penalties Class of Railway servants over whom disciplinary powers can be exercised Nature of penalties mentioned in rule 6 which the authorities specified in Column 2 are empowered to impose on Railway servants mentioned in corresponding entries in Column 3 and powers of that authority to place them under suspension Appellate Authority
1 2 3 4 5
1 Secretary, Railway Board All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants including group ‘B’ non-gazetted Ministerial Staff All penalties and suspension Railway Board
2 Joint Secretary, Railway Board All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants including group ‘B’ non-gazetted Ministerial Staff appointed upto 30th June,1988

Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionSecretary, Railway Board 12345 3Joint Secretary Railway BoardAll classes of non-gazetted Railway servants including Group ‘B’ non-gazetted Ministerial Staff appointed on or after 1st July,1988All penalties and suspensionSecretary, Railway Board 4Under Secretary, Railway BoardStaff with Grade Pay of up to and including 1650/- appointed upto 30th June,1988Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) and suspensionJoint Secretary, Railway Board 5Under Secretary, Railway BoardStaff with Grade Pay of up to and including  1650/- appointed on or after 1st July,1988All penalties and suspensionJoint Secretary, Railway Board

RESEARCH, DESIGNS AND STANDARDS ORGANISATION

1 2 3 4 5
1 Junior Administrative Grade/Selection Grade Officers or Senior Administrative Grade Officers or Higher Administrative Grade officers or Additional Director General or Director General All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants including

group ‘B’ non-gazetted StaffAll penalties and suspensionNext higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate2Deputy Director and other Officers in Senior Scale or equivalentAll staff with Grade pay of upto  and including 2800Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionNext higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate3Junior Scale or Group ‘B’ Officers (Gazetted)All staff with Grade Pay of upto and including 1650Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionNext higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate4Junior Scale or Group ‘B’ Officers (Gazetted)All staff with Grade Pay of upto and including 2400Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (v) and suspensionNext higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate5Senior Supervisors with Grade Pay of 4200 and aboveAll staff with Grade Pay of upto and including 2000Penalties specified in clauses (i) (iii)(iii-a) and (iv)( no such power can be exercised where inquiry under sub-rule(2) of rule 11 is required) and also suspension subject to report to Junior Scale or Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) Officer of the respective branch within twenty four hours in the case of Group ’C’ staffNext higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate

RAILWAY STAFF COLLEGE, VADODARA

1 2 3 4 5
1 Director General, Higher Administrative Grade Officers, Senior Administrative Grade Officers, Junior Administrative Grade Officers All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants Full powers in respect of non-gazetted staff placed under their control (except that only Appointing Authority or above will impose penalties under clauses (vii),(viii) and (ix) Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate
2 Senior Scale Officers All classes of non-gazetted Railway Servants

(a)   with Grade Pay of upto and including 2400/-.

(b) for whom the officer concerned is the appointing authority

(a)Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) and suspension

(b) Penalties specified in clauses (vii) to (ix)Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate3Officers in Junior Scale or in Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)All classes of non-gazetted Railway Servants

(a)   with Grade Pay of upto and including 2000/-.

(b) for whom the officer concerned is the appointing authority

(a)Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) and suspension

(b) Penalties specified in clauses (vii) to (ix)Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, PUNE

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, NASIK

INDIAN RAILWAYS’ INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, JAMALPUR

INDIAN RAILWAYS INSTITUTE OF SIGNAL ENGINEERING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS, SECUNDERABAD

1 2 3 4 5
1 Director, Senior Administrative Grade Officers( other than Director),  Junior Administrative Grade Officers All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants Full powers in respect of non-gazetted staff placed under their control ( except that only Appointing Authority or above will impose penalties under clauses (vii) ,(viii) and (ix) Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate

12345 2Senior Scale OfficersAll classes of non-gazetted Railway Servants

(a)   with Grade Pay of upto and including 2400/-.

(b) for whom the officer concerned is the appointing authority

(a)Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) and suspension

(b) Penalties specified in clauses (vii) to (ix)Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate3Officers in Junior Scale or in Group ‘B’ (Gazetted)All classes of non-gazetted Railway Servants

(a)   with Grade Pay of upto and including 2000/-.

(b) for whom the officer concerned is the appointing authority

(a)Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) and suspension

(b) Penalties specified in clauses (vii) to (ix)Next higher authority to whom the authority in column 2 is immediately subordinate

RAILWAY RECRUITMENT BOARDS

1 2 3 4 5
1 Chairman All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants All penalties and suspension Railway Board

RAILWAY RATES TRIBUNAL

1 2 3 4 5
1 Chairman All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants All penalties and suspension Railway Board
2 Secretary All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants Penalties specified in clauses [i] to [iv] and suspension Chairman, Railway Rates Tribunal

RAILWAY LIAISON OFFICE

1 2 3 4 5
1 Joint Secretary, Railway Board All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants All penalties and suspension Railway Board

ALL OTHER OFFICES (NOT SHOWN ABOVE)

1 2 3 4 5
1 Head of Office All classes of non-gazetted Railway servants All penalties and suspension Railway Board

Note:-

(1)               The Railway Board may impose any of the penalties specified in rule 6 on all non-gazetted Railway servants employed in the offices mentioned in this Schedule and place them under suspension.

(2)               The penalty of compulsory retirement or removal or dismissal from service shall be imposed only by the Appointing Authority or an authority of equivalent rank or a higher authority.

SCHEDULE – II

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

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

Sl.No. Authority empowered to place a Railway servant under suspension or to impose penalties under Rule 6 Class of Railway servants over whom disciplinary powers can be exercised Nature of penalties mentioned in rule 6 which the authority in Column 2 is empowered to impose on Railway servants mentioned in corresponding entries in Column 3 and powers of that authority to place them under suspension

Appellate Authority

1 2 3 4 5
1 Senior Supervisors Incharge with Grade Pay of 4200 and above. ( Described as Supervisors In-charge by the Railway Administration for this purpose) All staff who are three grades (Grade Pay) below and lower than the Disciplinary Authority Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (iv) ( no such power can be exercised where inquiry under sub- rule [2] of rule 11 is required) and suspension subject to report to Divisional Officer or Assistant Officer Incharge within twenty four hours in the case of Group ‘C’ staff Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ Gazetted)
2 Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) All staff with Grade pay of up to and including 2400/- Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (v) and suspension. Also Penalty specified in clause (vi) on staff with Grade Pay of upto and including 1650/- only. Senior Scale Officers and Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ Gazetted) holding independent charge)
3 Senior Scale Officers and Assistant Officers (Junior Scale and Group ‘B’ (Gazetted) holding independent charge All staff with Grade Pay of up to and including 2800/- Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspension Junior Administrative Grade Officers and Senior Scale Officers holding independent Charge or In-charge of a Department in the Division
1 2 3 4 5
4 Junior Administrative Grade Officers and Senior Scale Officers holding independent Charge or In-charge of a Department in the Division All classes of non-gazetted staff Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspension Additional Divisional Railway Managers in relation to the Departments attached to them or Divisional Railway Managers
5 Additional Divisional Railway Managers in relation to the Departments attached to them or Divisional Railway Managers All classes of non-gazetted staff Penalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspension Senior Administrative Grade Officers in the Zonal Railways’ Head Quarters in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay 10,000 including Principal Heads of Departments in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay 12,000/-.

6Senior Administrative Grade Officers in the Zonal Railways’ Head Quarters in Pay Band-4 with Grade Pay 10,000/- including Principal Heads of Departments in pay Band-4 with Grade Pay 12,000All classes of non-gazetted staffPenalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionAdditional General managers in relation to Departments attached to them or Chief Administrative Officers or General Managers.7Additional General managers in relation to Departments attached to them or Chief Administrative Officers or General Managers.All classes of non-gazetted staffPenalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionRailway Board8Railway BoardAll classes of non-gazetted staffPenalties specified in clauses (i) to (vi) and suspensionPresident

Note:-

(1)           An Appointing authority or an authority of equivalent rank or any higher authority shall be competent to impose penalties specified in clauses (vii),(viii) and (ix) of rule 6.

(2)           Where the post of appellate authority as shown in column 5 is vacant, then, in that case, the next higher authority shown in the row just below that authority shall be the appellate authority.

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

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Note:- Principal rules were published vide notification number S.O.3181, dated the 14th September, 1968 and subsequently amended vide numbers.

1 S.O.No.1531 dated the 26th April,1969
2 S.O.No.1925 dated the 8th May,1971
3 S.O.No.2501 dated the 3rd July,1971
4 S.O.No.5078 dated the 6th November,1971
5 S.O.No.4050 dated the 30th October,1971
6 S.O.No.5264 dated the 4th December,1971
7 S.O.No.9467 dated the 8th April,1972
8 S.O.No.3918 dated the 25th November,1972
9 Notification No. E(D&A)69 RG 6-9 dated the 5th February, 1973
10 S.O.No.2897 dated the 6th October,1973
11 S.O.No.1413 dated the 14th May,1977
12 S.O.No.2193 dated the 29th July,1978
13 S.O.No.364 dated the 23rd  December,1978
14 Notification No. E(D&A)77 RG 6-30 dated the 7th April, 1978
15 S.O.No.3057 dated the 8th September,1979
16 S.O.No.3777 dated the 17th November,1979
17 S.O.No.3990 dated the 8th December,1979
18 S.O.No.143 dated the 19th  January,1980
19 S.O.No.441 dated the 23rd  February,1980
20 Notification No. E(D&A)81 RG 6-72 dated the 31st  August, 1982
21 GSR No. 982 dated the 17th December,1983
22 GSR NO. 632 dated the 23rd June,1984
23 S.O.No.1822 dated the 27th April,1985
24 S.O.No.5667 dated the 6th  July,1985
25 GSR No.667 dated the 22nd February,1986
26 GSR No.241 dated the 4th   April,1987
27 GSR No.708 dated the 19th   September,1987
28 GSR No.869 dated the 21st  November,1987
29 GSR No.420 dated the 21st May,1988
30 GSR No.739 dated the 17th  September,1988
31 GSR No.850 dated the 11th  November,1989
32 GSR No.900 dated the 2nd December,1989
33 GSR No.734 dated the 8th   December,1990
34 GSR No.723 dated the 1st December, 1990
35 Notification No. E(D&A)91 RG 6-42 dated the 8th June,1991
36 GSR No.568 dated the 5th  October,1991
37 GSR No.86 dated the 22nd February,1992
38 GSR No.504 dated the 14th  November,1989
39 Notification No. E(D&A)92 RG 6-148 dated the 9th November,1992
40 GSR No.63 dated the 30th  Janurary,1993
41 GSR No.327 dated the 16th July,1994
42 GSR No.106 dated the 6th  June,1998
43 GSR No.422 dated the 27th  December,1997
44 GSR No.87 dated the 20th March,1999
45 GSR No.385 dated the 20th  November,1999
46 GSR No.617 dated the 24th  November,2001
47 GSR No.342 dated the 24th August,2002
48 GSR No.50 dated the 1st  February,2003
49 GSR No.134 dated the 29th March,2003
50 GSR No.376 dated the 30th October,2004
51 GSR No.62 dated the 19th February,2005
52 GSR No.195 dated the 11th June,2005
53 GSR No.226 dated the 9th July,2005
54 GSR No.190 dated the 29th  July,2006

 

RBE No.11/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 27.01.2011[RBE No.11/2011]

Sub: Inclusion of Assistant Sports Officer/Sports Officer in Trial Committee.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1[Policy] dated 31.12.2010.

             Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to revise the Para Nos. 8.1.6[iv] and 8.2.11.1[iii] of Board’s policy letter mentioned above, regarding inclusion of Assistant Sports Officer/Sports Officer in Trial Committees for recruitment against Sports quota through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement.  These paras shall now be read as under:

Para No.

Existing Para

Revised As

8.1.6[iv] &

8.2.11.1[iii]

Assistant Sports Officer/Sports Officer of that game/Assistant Sports Officer/Sports Officer

It is therefore, not mandatory  for the Assistant Sports Officer / Sports Officer associated with the Trial Committees, to be from the game for which recruitment is to be done.

This also disposes Metro Railway/Kolkatta’s letter No. MRSA/SPORTS/ RECRUITMENT dt. 13.01.2011.

RBE No.12/2011

  Board’s ltr. No. 2010-E(LL)/AT/USW/1 dated 27.1.2011  [RBE No.12/2011)]

Sub: MR’s Budget Pronouncement 2010-11 – Extension of

        Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to licensed porters,

        licensed vendors and licensed hawkers.

In pursuance of Hon’ble Minister of Railways’  announcement while introducing the Railway Budget 2010-2011 and in fulfillment of our corporate social responsibility, it is proposed to extend Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to licensed porters, licensed vendors and licensed hawkers belonging to the Above Poverty Line(APL) category who are from the unorganized sector and are socially challenged.

2.         The objectives of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana are to provide financial security to the unorganized sector workers belonging to Below Poverty Line (BPL) and their families from hospitalization related expenses, improve access to quality health care, provide beneficiaries the power of choice to select a health care provider and to provide a scheme which is simple to use for the end user and transparent.

2.1       The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana provides for smart card based cashless health insurance cover of 30,000/- per annum in case of hospitalization and certain day care procedures to a BPL family of five on a floater basis. Transportation charges are also covered upto a mximum of 1,000/- per annum with a limit of 100/- per hospital visit.  Pre and post hospitalization expenses upto one day prior to hospitalization and upto five days  from the date of discharge from the hospital are covered in the Yojana. All pre-existing diseases are covered from day one and there is no age limit on the enrolment of beneficiaries. A network of health care providers is created across India through empanelment based on defined criteria. Further details of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana could be accessed from Ministry of Labour & Employment’s website:www.rsby.gov.in.

3.         In the case of BPL licensed porters, licensed vendors and licensed hawkers not yet covered, Zonal Railways shall facilitate them for coverage under the existing scheme of RSBY being implemented by the concerned State Governments.

4.         The guidelines for extension of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana to the licensed porters, licensed vendors and licensed hawkers belonging to the above poverty line group whose records are maintained by the Railways and who are not covered under BPL category have been prepared in consultation with the Ministry of Labour & Employment and are as under:-

(i)                  The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana is to be implemented through State Nodal Agencies set up to implement RSBY by the State Governments.

(ii)                In the States where State Nodal Agency has not been set up, a body will be identified by the State Government which will act as State Nodal Agency for this purpose.

(iii)               It has been decided that premium payable to be shared between the Railways and the beneficiaries would be in the ratio of 75:25. Railways’ contribution would be to a maximum of 565/- per family per annum or 75% of the annual premium, whichever is less. In addition to this, beneficiaries will be paying 30/- per family per year at the time of registration.

(iv)              Railways are required to prepare the data of beneficiaries in the specified RSBY format on Division-basis. This is to enable the Railways to pay the premium to one authority even though the beneficiaries will be spread over one or more districts.

(v)                Zonal Railways will have to make advance payment of the full premium for one year for all the beneficiaries to the State Nodal Agency which will pass that on to the Insurance Company selected through open bidding by the State Nodal Agency. Besides 75% of the premium being borne by the Railway, it would be Railways’ responsibility to collect the balance share of 25% from the beneficiaries. Insurance companies will enroll beneficiaries and issue Smart Cards after receipt of advance premium.

(vi)              Beneficiaries will have to pay a small charge of 30/- per family per year as registration/renewal fee in addition to their share of 25% of the premium. The registration fee will be collected by the Insurance Company at the time of enrolment directly from the beneficiaries.

(vii)             Once enrolled in the scheme, beneficiaries of Railways will be able to get the benefits of the scheme across India in all the empanelled hospitals.

(viii)           Key Field Officers have to be nominated on Divisions and a Coordination Officer has to be nominated at the Zonal level from the Commercial Department.

(ix)               A workshop on RSBY would be organized in New Delhi inviting Key Field Officers from the Division and the Coordination officers from the Zonal headquarters to create awareness about the Yojana.

(x)                The Insurance Company/State Nodal Agency will also conduct wide awareness generation programmes during pre and post enrolment period. Railways may nominate officers from headquarters and divisions to attend such awareness programmes/workshops so that they are able to spread awareness amongst railway staff which is essential for proper implementation of the scheme.

5.   The expenditure on payments made by the Railways and the contributions received from the vendors/porters etc under Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana shall be accounted for under the following heads in Abstract K – Miscellaneous Working Expenses:

* Minor Head                : 600 – Other Expenses

* Sub Head                  : 660 – Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

* Detailed heads          : 661 – Premium towards Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana

* Detailed Heads          : 662 – Other Expenses

: 663 Credits for contributions paid by beneficiaries to RSBY

An advance Correction Slip to introduce these accounts heads in the expenditure classification is being issued separately.

6.   Necessary action may be taken to provide funds in the Revised Estimates/Budget Estimates for implementation of the scheme.

7.   Ministry of Railways desire that this scheme be implemented for the eligible beneficiaries and compliance reported to the Ministry.

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Finance and Accounts Directorates of the Ministry of Railways.
RBE No.14/2011

  Board’s ltr. No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 31.1.2011/01.02.2011 [RBE No.14/2011]

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

             of Benefits for the Savings Fund For the period from 1.1.2011 to 31.12.2011.

In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No.PC-III/2000/GIS/2 dated 05.01.2010, a copy of O.M.No. 7 (2)/EV/2010 dated 31.01.2011 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’s OM No. No. 7 (1)/EV/2010 dated 31.01.2011

Sub: Central  Government Employees Group Insurance    Scheme-1980 –     Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2011 to 31.12.2011.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 7(2)/EV/2009 dated 29th   December, 2009 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2010.  New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on  a subscription of 10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and  15 per month w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2011 and a copy of the table is enclosed.  Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of  10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2011 and a copy of that table  is also enclosed.  The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum (compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1982,  11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to  31.12.1986, 12 % per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 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.

RBE No.15/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/LE-1/1 dated 02.02.2011  [RBE No.15/2011]PC VI-246

Sub: Recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission-Encashment of Leave on Average  Pay [LAP]  while availing Privilege  Pass/PTO.

Attention of the Zonal Railways etc. is invited to clause [3] of Rule 540-A of R-I/1985 Edition which, inter-alia, stipulates  that successive encashment of LAP cannot be made before a minimum period of two years has elapsed.

2.         The matter regarding defining the two years period for the above purpose was under consideration of the Board and it has been decided that the period of two years for the purpose of successive encashment of LAP shall be w.r.t. a two year block, the first one commencing from 1.9.2008 and ending on 31.8.2010 w.r.t. the outward journey performed.  The next block would commence from 1.9.2010 and end on 31.8.2012 and successive blocks would follow similar pattern.

RBE No.16/2011

 Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/96/RR-1/62/Vol.II dated 02.02.2011 [RBE No.16/2011]

Sub: Recruitment of staff in Pay Band-1 of 5200-20200 [Grade Pay 1800] on Indian Railways. 

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 01.11.2006[RBE No. 164/2006] and 12.03.2007 [RBE No. 37/2007]

The procedure for recruitment of staff to erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts [enhanced to Pay Band-1, Grade Pay 1800] issued vide letters under reference, has been reviewed  by Railway Board and it has now been decided that in partial modification of instructions contained in the letter quoted above, recruitment procedure will now consist  of written test followed by PET [Physical Efficiency Test] of candidates found successful in written test.

Amendment may be issued for the on-going recruitment for which notification has been issued in December, 2010 regarding change in the examination pattern and the last date of receipt of applications be extended by another  30 [thirty] days beyond the present prescribed closing date for receipt of application.

Schedule of dates for written examination will be centrally coordinated and detailed procedure will be issued separately.

RBE No.17/2011

  Board’s ltr. No. PC-V/2009/A/DA/1 dated 03.02.2011  [RBE No.17/2011] [PCVI/247]

Sub: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2010 and 1.7.2010  to the Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale.  

 ***

            In continuation of Ministry of Railway’s letter of even Number dated 30.10.2009, [PC-VI/156, RBE No.195/2009] revising rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2009 in respect of Railway Servants who continue to draw  their pay and emoluments in the pre-revised scales of pay [5th CPC scale], the rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to these category of employees shall be enhanced from the existing 73% to 873% w.e.f. 01.01.2010 and  87% to 103% w.e.f. 1.7.2010.  All other conditions as laid down in the board’s letter dated 17.11.2008 will continue to apply.

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

RBE No.18/2011

  Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 03.02.2011  [RBE No.18/2011]

Sub: Revised travel entitlements of gazetted officers on duty passes, privilege passes and post retirement complimentary passes.

Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements for travel on duty passes, privilege passes/PTOs and post-retirement complimentary passes in the case of gazetted officers has been under consideration of this Ministry.

2.     The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlements of different categories of gazetted officers for travel on (i) duty and (ii)privilege passes/PTOs and post retirement complimentary passes shall be as per Annexure-1 and 2 respectively.

3.   In all other respects, the extant provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition, 1993) will continue to apply.

4.     Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993) shall follow.

5.          The revised entitlements would take effect from 06-01-2011.

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

ANNEXURE-1

TRAVEL ENTITLEMENTS ON DUTY FOR GAZETTED OFFICERS

Status

Pay Scale/Grade Pay

Type of Duty Pass

Revised Entitlements

 

 

 

Mail/Express Trains

Rajdhani Express Trains

Shatabdi Exp.

CRB, Board Members including  FC and officers who are equal in grade and status and Chief Commissioner for Railway Safety

80000

GOLD PASS

Gold Pass holder while traveling with members of his/her family is entitled to travel in any class over Indian RailwaysNOTE:While traveling with family the holder of a Gold Pass may have:[a] not more than two berths in First AC Class and two berths in AC Sleeper /First Class; or

[b] not more than four berths in AC Sleeper/First Class; or

[c] First AC coupe [2 berths] even when traveling alone and can also take his/her family members in the coupe

Permitted to carry a dog in case First AC/First Class coupe is allotted exclusively.

First AC Coupe even while traveling alone and can take his/her family members in the Coupe

Or

Four berths in 2-AC Class

4 Seats in Executive Class/Chair Car

GMs and other officers who directly report to Railway Board

75500-80000

GOLD PASS

Officers in HAG

67000-79000

SILVER PASS

Alone in any class

Or

Along with his/her family in any class other than First AC Class

Or

Along with his/her family in First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class for his/her family

Or

One berth in First AC Class for the pass holder and AC Sleeper Class for his/her family subject to reserving a maximum number of four berths.

One berth in First AC Class for self and one extra berth for the eligible family member on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1stAC Class and AC Sleeper Class for his/her family

Or

One berth in First AC Class for self and one berth in 2nd AC Class for the eligible family member

Or

Two berths in 2-AC Class

Or

Four berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Executive Class

Or

4 Seats in Chair Car

Officers in SAG

10,000

SILVER PASS

Officers in Selection Grade

8700

BRONZE PASS & First ‘A’ Pass holders [with I-AC authority]

Alone in any class

Or

Along with his/her family in any class other than First AC Class

Or

Along with his/her family in First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class for his/her family

Or

One berth in First AC Class for the pass holder and AC Sleeper Class for his/her family subject to reserving a maximum number of four berths.

However,  traveling in First AC Class, while on duty, the authority should be issued by the Railway Administration

One berth in First AC Class for self and one berth in 2ndAC Class for the eligible family member

Or

Two berths in 2-AC Class

Or

Four berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Executive Class

Or

4 Seats in Chair Car

JAG Officers with more than 3 years service in the grade

7600

BRONZE PASS & First ‘A’ Pass holders [with I-AC authority]

All other Group-A & B Gaz.

4800 to 7600

BRONZE PASS & First ‘A’ Pass holders

Entitles the holder to travel in any class other than First AC class along with his/her family, subject to reserving a maximum number of four berths

One berth in 2-AC Class for self and one extra berth for the eligible family member on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 2- AC Class and 3-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Trains

OR

2 berths in 3-AC

2 seats in Chair Car

NOTE:

[1]        All officers can travel on duty in 1st AC Class of Mail/Express Trains on payment of 1/3rd   of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class.

[2]        Entitlement on Duty is subject to a maximum of 4 berths/seats

[3]        Entitlement on higher class includes lower class travel as per train accommodation

[4]        Existing provision regarding Attendant  shall continue to apply.

ANNEXURE -2

Entitlements on Privilege/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass in the case of Gazetted Officers

Status

Pay Scale/Grade Pay

Revised Entitlements

Mail /Express Trains

Rajdhani Express Trains

Shatabdi Exp.

CRB, Board Members

80000

Two berths in First AC Class and extra berths in First AC Class for travel of eligible family members on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2nd AC  Class

Two berths in First AC Class

Or

Two berths in 2- AC Class

Or

Four berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Executive Class or Chair Car

GMs and equivalent officers

75500-80000

One berth in First AC Class for self.  For travel of spouse, one extra berth on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class

 OR

 In any class other than First AC Class

Or

In First AC Class on payment of  1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class

One berth in I-AC Class for self.  For travel of spouse, one extra berth on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Train

Or

2  berths in First AC Class on payment of  1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Train

Or

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Executive Class or Chair Car

Officers in HAG

67000-79000

In any class other than First AC Class

OR

In First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class

One berth in I-AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Train

Or

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

1 Seats in Executive Class

Or

2 Seats in Chair Car

SAG Officers drawing pay of 51,850/- and above in the Pay Band [Excluding Grade Pay]

10000

Officers in SAG with more than 5 years service in the grade

10,000

In any class other than First AC Class

OR

In First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and AC Sleeper Class

One berth in I-AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Train

Or

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Chair Car

Officers in SAG with more than 3 years service but less than 5 years  in the grade

10,000

In any class other than First AC Class

OR

In First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2- AC Sleeper Class

ON ONE PASS:

One berth in I-AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2-AC Class of Rajdhani Express Train

Or

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

2 Seats in Chair Car

ON REMAINING PASSES:
 

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

 

2 Seats in Chair Car

All other SAG, Selection Grade Officers, JAG Officers with more than 3 years service in the grade and  Officers in the Grade Pay of Rs.6600 and above and drawing pay of Rs.26,600/- and above [Excluding Grade Pay]

6600 to 10000

In any class other than First AC Class

OR

In First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2- AC  Class

 

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

 

2 Seats in Chair Car

All other Group- A & B Gazetted Officers

4800 to 7600

In any class other than First AC Class

OR

In First AC Class on payment of 1/3rd of difference of fare between 1st AC Class and 2- AC  Class

 

2  berths in 2-AC Class

Or

4 berths in 3-AC Class

 

2 Seats in Chair Car

NOTE: [1] Entitlement on higher class includes lower class travel as per train accommodation

[2] With regard to facility of Attendant/Companion, existing orders shall continue to apply.

RBE No.19/2011

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/CFP/8 dated 04.02.2011  [RBE No.19/2011]

Sub:Procedure for conducting typewriting test on computers.

In terms of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 04.07.2005, in case of promotion of an employee from Group ‘D’ [now paced in Group ‘C’ in Grade Pay 1800] to Group ‘C’ in the ministerial cadre and promotion of Clerks as Sr. Clerks against LDCE/ Graduate quota, typewriting skills are required to be tested on Personal Computers [PCs]  at the speed of 40 words per minute [w.p.m.] in English or 35 words per minute [w.p.m.] in Hindi with the stipulation that editing tool for correcting the mistakes in the typed matter may be allowed to function.  It was also decided that in case of difficulty in conducting the test on computers, the existing procedure for conducting the typewriting test on typewriters at the speed of 30 w.p.m. in English and 25 w.pm. in Hindi will remain in force.

2.         Pursuant to certain modifications carried out in the procedure for conducting type test  for those candidates who are recruited directly from open market through RRBs and also a demand raised by one of the Railways, the need of adopting these modifications in conducting typing test for promotees has also been experienced necessary. Accordingly, the matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that para 7[i] & 7[ii] including the note given below it, of the annexure to Board’s letter ibid, may be modified as under:

[i]         The minimum speed may be fixed at 30 w.p.m. in English and 25 w.p.m. in Hindi for the typing test to be conducted on both Manual typewriters and Personal Computers.

[ii]        5% mistakes of the total words typed may be ignored and thereafter for every mistake corresponding words may be deducted from the total words typed for arriving  at final speed.

For example:

For a typing test of 10 minutes:

5% mistakes of total words typed are ignored.

Total strokes typed : 1600
Words typed : 1600/5=320
Mistakes : 19
Ignorable mistakes : 5% of 320 = 16
Remaining mistakes : 19-16 = 3
Mistakes to be deducted for arriving at net words typed : 320-[3x10]=290
As per formula : No. of total words typed – [No. of mistakesx10]

Time

Speed per minute:290/10  = 29

[iii]        Use of editing tools for correcting the mistakes of the typed matter should not be permitted in case typing test is conducted on computer if the candidate opts to type at speed of 25 w.p.m. in Hindi and 30 w.p.m. in English.  This function should be disabled before conducting the typing test.

[iv]        In case, typewriting skills are tested on Personal Computers[PCs] at the speed of 40 w.p.m. in English and 35 w.p.m. in Hindi,  the use of editing tool for correcting the mistakes may be permitted to function as per procedure in vogue but the benefit of ignoring of 5% mistakes will not be allowed.

3.         It has also been decided that the procedure as revised above will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

[This also disposes of W.C. Railway’s letter NO. WCR/ka.HQ/Confd/Typing Test dt. 22.07.2010]

RBE No.20/2011

 Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-1999/PM7/17 dated 04.02.2011 [RBE No.20/2011]

Sub: Filling up of posts of JE-II in pre-revised grade 5000-8000 [PB-2/G.P. 4200 RSRP] –Selection against Intermediate Apprentices Quota – Allowing one more chance for selection of the staff with pre-revised qualification.

The matter has been considered by the Board in the light of deliberations held in the meeting of DC-JCM and it has been decided to allow one more chance  as the last opportunity for selection of the employees against Intermediate Apprentices Quota for the post of Junior Engineers in G.P. 4200, who qualified in previous selection on cut off date i.e. 12.08.2002, with pre-revised qualification but could not be promoted due to non-availability of vacancies.

RBE No.21/2011

   Board’s ltr. No. E[P&A]I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 08.02.2011[RBE No.21/2011]PC VI-248

Sub: Child Care Leave to female railway employees- Clarification regarding

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 04.10.2010.

Subsequent to issue of the instructions contained in Board’s above referred letter regarding Child Care Leave [CCL], the following clarifications are issued in pursuance to the clarifications issued by the Department of Personnel & Training vide their OM No. 13018/1/2010-Estt.[Leave] dated 30.12.2010:

S.No.

Point

Clarification

1. Whether Leave Average Pay availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as ‘Urgent Work’ but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated? Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Leave Average Pay -availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.

2Whether all Leave on Average Pay availed irrespective of number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year (for example 30 days CCL from 27th December), whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells?

No. As the instructions contained in this office letter dated 04.10.2010 ibid have been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified therein would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Leave on Average Pay into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to the next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.3Whether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child Care Leave for the remaining period of the current year?No. As per the  instructions contained in this office letter dated 04.10.2010 ibid, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed for more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier. Past cases may not be reopened.4Whether Encashment of Leave admissible in terms of Rule  540-A Indian Railway Establishment Code I, Volume, 1985 Edition can be availed during Child Care Leave?The benefit of encashment of Leave on Average Pay admissible in terms of Rule 540-A Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I, 1985 Edition cannot be availed during Child Care Leave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.

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

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2010/MACP/7/ECR dated 10.2.2011

Sub: Grant of MACPS benefit to Guards category – clarification regarding.

With reference to the letter above, it is stated that the matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training and it is clarified that every financial upgradation is to be counted as upgradation and offset against the financial upgradation under MACPS in terms of Board’s letter dt. 10.6.09 [RBE No. 101/2009].  Therefore,  the placement/ grant of higher Grade Pay from Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard on Non-functional basis should be reckoned as upgradation for the purpose of MACP Scheme.

Further, the categories of Passenger Guard [5000-8000] & Sr. Passenger Guard [5500-9000] have been merged and allotted Grade Pay of  4200/- in PB-2 vide Board’s letter dt. 11.9.08 [RBE No. 108/2008].  In terms of Para-8 of the Board’s letter dt. 10.6.09 the promotion from Sr. Goods Guard to Passenger Guard should be counted for the purpose of MACPS and in terms of Para-5 of the said letter, the promotion from Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard should be ignored for MACPS.  Therefore, an employee appointed as Goods Guard has earned following three promotions/financial upgradations till he reaches Mail/Express Guard, viz:-

[i]         From Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard

[ii]          From Sr. Goods Guard to Passenger Guard

[iii]          From Sr. Passenger Guard to Mail /Express Guard  [Passenger Guard to

Sr. Passenger Guard to be ignored].

Thus, such employees are not entitled to any further financial upgradation under MACP scheme.

[This disposes of ECR’s lt. No.E/205[A]/O/ECR/HJP dt.26.8.10, SCR’s lt. No. SCR/P/HQ/Ruling/O/933 dt.23.12.2010, CR’s lt No..HPB/VIPC[R]VIII dt.12.8.2010 and SECR’s lt. No. P/SECR/P-HQ/R/105/9/10609 dt.22.9.10]

RBE No.23/2011

 Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[3]/4[Transfer Policy] dated 17.2.2011[RBE No.23/2011]

Sub: Instructions for transfer of sportspersons recruited against sports quota, from one Railway/Unit/Division to another Railway/Unit/Division.

Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have revised the existing policy on the subject matter and decided that in supersession to Board’s letter No. E[Sports]2002/Policy/TR/3 dated 27.11.2002 and all other circulars issued earlier on the subject matter, the following revised instructions shall be applicable in all Zonal Railways and Units for considering the transfer cases of sportspersons, recruited against sports quota,  from one Railway/Unit/Division to another Railway/Unit/Division.

2.[i]      :           Eligibility conditions:-

[a] At least 5 years’ service on the Railway, including probation period;      and

[b] Person should be a regular employee;

  [ii]      :           Exceptions to the conditions as mentioned in Para 2[i] above can be made in the following circumstances:-

                   [a] When the spouse of the sportsperson is an employee of Central Government/ State Government/Public Sector; and the sportsperson requests for transfer to the place of posting of the spouse;

[b] When a sportsperson has been afflicted with a serious physical and mental ailment rendering him/her unfit for competitive sports and he/she desires to be transferred to another place where better treatment facilities for the ailment, are available; and

[c]  When sportspersons request for their transfers on mutual basis from one Railway/Division /Unit to another Railway/Division/Unit, provided both such employees are sportspersons.

3.         Inter-Divisional/Unit transfers of sportspersons within the same Railway, shall be within the competence of General Manager of that Railway and will be decided only after his/her personal approval.

4.         Inter-Railway transfers of sportspersons shall be considered at the personal level of General Manager and after his/her recommendation, referred to the Railway Board for final approval.

5.         Railway Board, after the personal approval of Member[Staff], can grant relaxation in five years’ service condition as mentioned in Para 2[i][a] above, to the sportspersons having medal winning performance in the recognized international championships after joining the Railways on his/her request.

6.         The general conditions governing request transfers, like, educational qualifications prescribed for recruitment to the category/post to which transfer has been sought for, assignment of bottom seniority etc., will apply in all cases of transfer of sportspersons on their own requests.         

RBE No.22/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[W]2010/FU-1/4 dated 15.02.2011  [RBE No.22/2011]

Sub:Staff Benefit Fund – Continuance of benefits to staff receiving benefit of the MACP Scheme. 

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 26.04.2010

Some of the Zonal Railways have sought clarification as to whether the staff in Grade Pay  1,800 and below and eligible for benefits of scholarship for higher education and relief of distress/sickness etc. under items I [i] [a] [2], I [i] [a] [3] and I [i] [d] [2] of this office letter dated 26.4.2010 ibid are entitled for these benefits even after being placed in higher Grade Pay under the MACP Scheme.

2.         The matter has been considered and it is clarified that since even after placement in higher Grade Pay under the MACP Scheme the employee continues to retain the classification of his/her basic post, such staff continue to be eligible for these benefits under SBF.  The grant of these benefits shall, however, be subject to the staff in the lower Grade Pay being given precedence.

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

RBE No.24/2011

   Board’s letter No. E(NG)II-94/RR-1/29 dated 18.02.2011 [RBE No.24/2011]

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

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 03.02.2010  ( RBE No.26/2010)

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the currency of the relaxation contained in letter of even number dated 10.05.1999 (RBE No.99/99) was extended for a period of one year i.e. up to 03-02-2011.

The matter has been reviewed and it has now been decided that this relaxation of 03 (three) years above the prescribed upper age limit for recruitment to all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ posts including engagement of Substitutes may be extended further for a period of one year i.e. up to 03-02-2012. These orders take effect from 4.2.2011. Indents placed after 3.2.2011 may be suitably amended.

RBE No.28/2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 24.02.2011 [RBE No.28/2011]

Sub: Minimum service period required for Inter-Railway/Divisional transfer, as mentioned in Offer of Appointment to sportspersons for recruitment against Sports Quota.

 Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1[Policy] dt. 31.12.2010

Please refer to Para 3[iv] of Annexure-V to Board’s policy letter mentioned above.  As the minimum service required on the Railway for Inter-Railway /Divisional transfer has been reduced to 5 years from 10 years, vide Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[3]/4[Transfer Policy] dated 17.2.2011; the Para 3[iv] of Annexure-V to Board’s policy letter referred above, may be revised and the word ‘ten’ as mentioned in second line of said para, be replaced with ‘five’.

RBE No.26/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 23.02.2011 [RBE No.26/2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No. 5

Sub: Out-of-turn promotions to sportspersons on sports account – clarification regarding.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1[Policy] dt. 31.12.2010

             The issue of granting out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons, who after getting promotion in normal course i.e., on their seniority, again apply for out-of turn promotion on the basis of sports achievements prior to such promotion; has been considered by the Railway Board.

In this connection, it is clarified that if any sportsperson applies for out-of-turn promotion on sports account, after getting promotion on his/her own seniority; for considering such cases as per Board’s policy letter referred above; the concluding day of last recognized sports achievement should not be more than one year old, from the date of his/her promotion on seniority.

This also disposes Western Railway’s letter No. Sports/65/OTP/C-C dt. 16.2.2011

RBE No.25/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/ED-2/4 dated 22.02.2011 [RBE No.25/2011]PC VI 249

Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy-Clarification regarding.

             Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions/clarifications on Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

2.         Now, DOP&T vide Office Memorandum No.12011/08/2010-Estt.[AL] dated 30.12.2010 has issued certain clarification related to reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy admissible to Government employees.  The same is circulated herewith for guidance of all concerned.

Copy of DOP&T’s Office Memorandum No.12011/08/2010-Estt.[AL] dated 30.12.2010

                                    Sub: Children Education Allowance Scheme – Clarification

Subsequent to issue of this Department OM No. 12011/32008-Estt (Allowance) dated 02/09/2008 and clarificatory OMs dated 11/2011/2008, 23/2011/2009 and OM No. 12011/16/2009-(.Allowance) dated 13/2011/2009 on the Children Education Allowance (CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments, seeking further clarifications.

The doubts raised are clarified as under:-

 (i). Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases to be in service due to  retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year ? CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or  removal from service in the course  of an academic year.

The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant worked prior to these  events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA scheme.(ii).Whether Children  of  a Government servant  who dies while in  service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme?

If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of  other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any  other organization  partly  or  fully funded by the Central Govt /State Governments.  In  such  cases  the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be  payable to  the  children  till  such  time the employee would  have  actually received the  same, subject to  the condition that other terms and conditions are  fulfilled. The  payment  shall  be  made  by  the office  in which the Govt. servant was working  prior  to  his  death and  will  be regulated  by the other  condition laid down under CEA Scheme.iii) Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for claming  CEA?  Whether CEA can be allowed in case of children studying through  “Correspondence or  Distance  Learning”?  If  so  the age limit prescribed  for the same.

The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case  of other children the  age limit will now be 20 years or till  the  time  of  passing  12th class, which ever is earlier.  Cases where reimbursement have been already made,  in respect  of children above this age  may  not  be  reopened.  It  has  also been decided  that CEA  may  henceforth  be allowed  in case of children  studying through  “Correspondence  or  Distance  Learning”  subject  to other  conditions prescribediv)  What  is  the  definition  of  the terms ‘two sets of uniform’ which occur in para1(e) of  our  O.M. dated 2.9.08. What  is the definition of ‘one  set of shoes’?

It  is  clarified  that  ‘one set of  shoes’  would mean  one  pair  of  shoes  and  ‘two  sets of uniform’  would  mean  two sets of uniform  prescribed by the school in which the child is studying. A set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed  for a day,  as uniform  by  the  school. Reimbursement  may  be  allowed for two  sets  of  such  uniform  irrespective  of the  colours/winter/ summer/ PT uniform.(v) What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel  subsidy?

It is clarified that for the purpose of hostel subsidy,  station  would  be demarcated  by  the  first three  digits  of  the PIN Code  of  the  area  where  the Government   Servant  is  posted  and/or  residing’.  The  first  three  digits  of  the  PIN Code indicate a Revenue District. (vi) Whether  fee  paid  to organizations/ institutions  other  than  the  school  or fee  paid  to private  tutors  for purposes mentioned  in  para 1(e) of  the  OM dated 2.9.2008  is reimbursable?No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in the para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee charged by the school directly from the student.

RBE No.29/2011

   Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2000/PM 10/2 dated 28.02.2011 [RBE No.29/2011]

Sub: Filling up the posts of Dresser Gr.III/Operation Theatre Assistant Gr.III in the PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.1900 in the Medical Department.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 28.07.2004 by which, in addition to two chances given earlier vide Board’s letter of same number dated 30.03.2001 and 06.09.2001, third chance was given to the existing Hospital Attendants and other Group ‘D’ staff who are otherwise eligible as per provisions of IREM to appear in the selections without insisting the condition of qualification of Matriculation prescribed for promotion as Dresser Gr.III/OTA Gr.III.

2.         In the PNM/NFIR meeting held on 27th and 28th December, 2010, the Federation demanded to review the condition of matriculation to enable the experienced staff to get a chance of promotion.  The matter has accordingly  been considered  by the Board  and in partial modification of Board’s letter dated 28.07.2004, it has been decided that the existing  staff as on 10.05.1998 may be given one more chance to appear in the selection to be held for promotion  to the post of Dresser Gr.III/OTA Gr.III without insisting on the condition  of qualification of Matriculation as a special case.  With this relaxation, the existing staff has been given four opportunities to appear in the selection in question.

Copy of Board’s letter No.E[NG]I-2000/PM 10/2 dated 28.07.2004 [RBE No. 169/04]

Sub: Filling up the posts of Dresser Gr.III/Operation Theatre Assistant Gr.III in the pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 in the Medical Department.

            Reference this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 30.03.2001 as modified vide their letter of same number dated 06.09.2001  allowing two chances to the existing Hospital Attendants to appear in the two consecutive selections held after 30.03.2001 without the condition of qualification of Matriculation prescribed for promotion as Dresser Gr.III /OTA Gr.III as a result of acceptance of  V  PC recommendation vide their letter No. PC-V/98/1/2011/18[A] dated 10.05.1998.

2.         In the PNM/AIRF meeting held on 24-25.5.2004 the federation requested that the qualification of Matriculation may be relaxed  to Class VIII pass to enable the experienced staff  to get a chance of promotion.  The matter has been considered carefully by this Ministry.  It has been decided that while the qualification of Matriculation cannot be done away with, the existing staff as on the date of issue of instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter No PC-V/98/1/2011/18[A] dated 10.05.1998 may be given one more chance to appear in the selection held for promotion to the post of Dresser Gr.III/OTA Gr.III without the condition of qualification of Matriculation.  With this relaxation the existing staff become eligible to appear in the three consecutive selections held for promotion as Dresser Gr.III/OTA  after 30.03.2001 without the condition of qualification of Matriculation.

3.         It is also clarified that in mentioning the existing Hospital Attendants in this Ministry’s letters of 30.03.2001 and 06.09.2001 the Ministry’s intention is not to exclude the other Group ‘D’ staff who are otherwise eligible to appear in the selection for promotion as Dresser Gr.III/OTA Gr.III as per provisions in the IREM.  Accordingly, Group ‘D’ staff hitherto eligible to appear in the selection for promotion as Dresser Gr.III/OTA Gr.III will continue to be eligible.  To this extent this Ministry’s letters of 30.03.2001 and 06.09.2001 may be deemed to have been modified.

[This also disposes of Western Railway’s letter No. E/MD/834/17/8/Dresser dt. 10.05.2004]

RBE No.40/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1 dated 25.03.2011   [RBE No.40/2011]PC VI 251

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2011.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 22.09.2010 (S.No.PC-VI/227, RBE No.139/2010) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.

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

3.         The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The payment of  arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary for March 2011 and no and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

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

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No. 1[2]/2011-E-II[B] dated 24.03.2011

 

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised rates effective from 01.01.2011.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1[6]/2010-E-II[B] dated 22.09.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that  the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.

2.         The provisions contained in paras 3, 4, and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1[3]/2008-E-II[B] dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.         The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4.         The payment of  arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March 2011.

5.         These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates.  In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

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

RBE No.30/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 08.03.2011[RBE No.30/2011]PC VI-250

Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Journey on Transfer

In continuation of Board’s letters of even number dated 01.12.2008 and 29.12.2010, it is clarified that the higher rates of road mileage prescribed for ‘X’ and ‘Y’ class cities would be admissible for transfers within ‘X’ and ‘Y’ class cities; ‘X’ to ‘Y’ class cities and vice-versa; and from ‘X’/’Y’ class cities to ‘Z’ class cities and vice-versa.  In all other cases of transfers within ‘Z’ class cities, the rates prescribed for ‘Z’ class cities shall be admissible.

RBE No.31/2011

  Bd’s lr. No. E[MPP]2007/6/3 dtd 09-03-2011 [RBE No.31/2011] 

Sub: Apprentices Act, 1961 – Payment of stipend to the Trade Apprentices – Increase in the rate of.

Please refer to Railway Ministry’s letter of even number dated 23.08.2007[ RBE No. 109/2007] on the above subject.

It has been decided that the Trade Apprentices engaged on the Indian Railways under Apprentices Act, 1961 should be paid stipend with effect from  18th   October, 2010  at the revised rates as notified in the Ministry of Labour’s Notification No. DGET-23[4][3304]2010-AP dated 18.10.2010 published in Gazette of India Extraordinary (Copy of the Notification is enclosed).  The expenditure should be met from with the existing budget allotment.

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

Copy of Ministry of Labour And Employment ( Directorate General of Employment and Training)’s Notification No. DGET-23[4][3304]2010-AP dated 18-10-2010

G.S.R. 838[E].- In exercise of the  powers conferred by Sub-section (1) of Section 37 of the Apprenticeship 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 ( Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2010.

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

 

  1. In the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, in rule 11, in sub-rule(1) for clauses(a),(b), (c)  and  (d)  and  entries relating thereto , the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“ (a) During the First year of training                                       Rs. 1490/- per month

(b) During the Second Year of training                                 Rs. 1700/- per month

(c) During the Third Year of training                                     Rs. 1970/- per month

(d) During the Fourth year of training                                    Rs. 2220/- per month

( F.No.DGET-23[4][3304]2010-AP)

Note: The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 356 dated 1.8.1992 and last amended vide number GSR 733[E], dated the 18th September, 2010.

RBE No.32/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2010/3/59 dated 09.03.2011 [RBE No.32/2011]

Sub: Analysis of causative factors for human error during train accidents.

Based on a study by RDSO on “Analysis of causative factors for human error during train accidents”, among other things, practicing yoga, meditation and Physical Training are some of the behavioural techniques to improve agility and concentration level of running staff like drivers as well as ASMs.  It may be mentioned that yoga has already been introduced vide Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/19/1/Pt/Meditation dated 23.11.2001 [RBE No.231/2001] as amended from time to time.

Board have now decided to introduce Physical Training [PT] for the railway staff in the morning hours as under:

[a]        Railway employees attending training may be given the option of either choosing Physical Training [PT]  or Yoga with a view to improve their fitness agility and level of concentration.

[b]        To begin with, Physical Training [PT] should be imparted in the 83 training centres as per the list attached irrespective of the fact whether they cater to safety or non-safety category of staff;

[c]        PT classes may be divided into two age groups i.e. 20-40 years and 41-55 years and the intensity and level of physical training may appropriately be decided by the persons taking PT classes keeping the age of the group in mind;

[d]        These 83 training Centres will arrange PT classes by engaging local agencies or RPF /railway employee who are qualified in the subject of Physical Training;

[e]        The persons taking PT classes will be paid honorarium @ r 75/- per hour per day subject to maximum of  r 2500/- per month for taking PT classes;

[f]         These 83 training centres would be required to engage 1 person taking PT classes for each group, i.e. one person taking PT classes  will conduct classes for the age Group of 20-40 years and another will conduct classes for the age Group of 41-55;

[g]        Each of these 83 training centres would be required to have a panel of 3 qualified persons taking PT classes, to avoid disruption of classes, in case one is on leave/sickness etc; and

[h]        Railways will have to make available necessary budgetary provision to these training centres to meet the expenditure incurred on engaging 2 persons taking PT classes, through suitable re-appropriation within General Manager’s powers.

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

ANNEXURE

List of Training Centres where PT instructors is required

CR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/ Bhusawal/CR
S&T Training Centre,Byculla, CR
Electrical TrainingCentre,Thakurli/CR
Drivers/Assistant Drivers Training Centre/Ajni/CR
Motorman Training Centre/Kalyan/CR
Motorman Training Centre/Kurla/CR
ER
Zonal Railway Training Institute / Bhuli/ER
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kancharapara/ER
S&T Training Centre/Liluah/ER
S&T Training Centre/Malda/ER
Electrical Training Centre/Asansol/ER
Diesel Drivers’ Training  Centre/Jamalpur/ER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Andal/ER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Burdwan/ER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Howrah/ER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Malda/ER
ECR
ZRTI/ MuzzafarpurECR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Patratu/ECR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mugalsarai/ECR
Electric Traction Training  Centre/ Mugalsarai/ECR
ECOR
Diesel Training  Centre/Vishakapatnam/ECOR
NR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Chandausi/NR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Lucknow/NR
Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kanpur/NR
S&T Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
Electrical Training Centre/Ghaziabad/NR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Alambagh/Lucknow/NR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ludhiana/NR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Shakur Basti/NR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tuglakabad/Delhi/NR
NCR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Jhansi/NCR
Electric Training  Centre/Kanpur/NCR
Indian Railway Track Machines Training Centre/Allahabad/NCR
NER
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Gorakhpur/NER
S&T Training Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
Electric Training  Centre/ Gorakhpur/NER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Gonda/NER
NFR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Alipurduar JN/NFR
S&T Training Centre/Pandu/NFR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/New Bhongaigaon/NFR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guwahati/NFR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Siliguri/NFR
NWR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Udaipur/NWR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Ajmer/NWR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bhagat-ki-koti/Jodhpur/NWR
SR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Trichy/SR
S&T Training Centre/Podanur/SR
Civil Engineering Training Centre/Tambaram/SR
Electrical Training  Centre/Avadi/SR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ponmalai/SR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Tondiarpet/SR
Traction Training  Centre/ Tambaram/SR
SCR
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Moula Ali/SCR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Secunderabad/SCR
Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kacheguda/SCR
Civil Engineering Training Centre/Guntakal/SCR
S&T Training Centre/Moula Ali/SCR
Electrical Training  Centre/Vijayawada/SCR
Electrical Training  Centre/Lallaguda/SCR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Kazipet/SCR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Guntakal/SCR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Rajmundry/SCR
SER
Zonal Railway Training Institute/Sini/SER
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
S&T Training Centre/ Kharagpur /SER
Civil Engineering Training Centre/Kharagpur/SER
Electrical Training  Centre/Tatanagar/SER
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Rourkela/SER
TRD Training  Centre/Chakradharpur/SER
SECR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre[NG]/Nagpur/SECR
Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
Divisional Loco Training Centre/Bezonbagh/SECR
Electric Training Centre/Bilaspur/SECR
SWR
Supervisors’ Training Centre/Bangalore/SWR
Electric Training Centre/Mysore/SWR
WR
S&T Training Centre/ Sabarmati /WR
Electrical Training  Centre/Vadodara/WR
Electrical Training  Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Sabarmati /WR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Mahalaxmi/WR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Bandra/WR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Ratlam/WR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/Abu Road/WR
WCR
Diesel Training  Centre/Itarsi/WCR
Diesel Traction Training  Centre/New Katni/WCR
RBE No.33/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2009/PN-1/10 dated 10.03.2011 [RBE No.33/2011]

Sub: Counting of period spent on Extraordinary Leave as qualifying service – Clarification regarding. 

Attention of the zonal Railways etc. is invited to clause[ii] of Rule 36 of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 which provides for counting the period of extraordinary leave granted to a Railway servant for prosecuting higher scientific or technical studies towards qualifying service for pensionary benefits.

2.         In terms of Rule 14  of the Study Leave Rules under Annexure V of IREC Vol.I, 1985 Edition, the study leave availed by those Railway servants who resign or retire from service or otherwise quit service without returning to duty after a period of  study leave or within a period of three years after such return to duty or who fail to complete the course of study and are thus unable to furnish the certificate as required in sub-rule [5] of Rule 4 of the Study Leave Rules ibid, shall be converted into regular leave standing at his credit on the date on which the study leave commenced, any regular leave taken in continuation of study leave being suitably adjusted for the purpose and the balance of the period of study leave, if any, which cannot be so converted, treated as extraordinary leave.

3.         One of the zonal Railways raised a doubt regarding counting such extraordinary leave as qualifying service for pensionary benefits.  The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel and Training and it is clarified that  study leave granted to a Railway servant, who fails to comply with the conditions on which study leave was granted to him, is converted into regular leave standing in his credit and the balance of study leave, if any, which cannot be so converted, due to deficiency in the leave account of the Railway servant, is converted into extraordinary leave.  Extraordinary leave thus sanctioned is due to the reason that the Railway servant has no other leave admissible to him and not for the purpose of pursuing studies as such.  Hence clause [ii] of Rule 36 of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 is not applicable  in such cases.  In other words, such of the period of extraordinary leave shall not be counted as qualifying service for pensionary benefits.

RBE No.34/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM10/2 dated 11.03.2011 [RBE No.34/2011]

Sub: Promotion to the post of Laboratory  Superintendent Gr.Ill-Medical Department.

As the Railways are aware, in terms of para 165(3) (ii) of IREM, Vol.I 1989 Edition as modified vide ACS No.128 issued under this Ministrys letter No.E(NG)ll/2001/RR-1/20 dated 12.11.2001, the persons in service as on 01.08.1998 in grade Rs.3200-4900/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000 with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science with or without one year’s experience in Pathological or Biochemical Laboratory will also continue to be considered eligible for promotion to grade Rs.4000-6000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 and Rs.4500-7000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 after they have completed 10 years in each grade viz. Rs.3200-4900/ PB-I Rs.5200- 20200 GP Rs 2000 and Rs.4000-6000/ PB-I Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400. Later this was reduced to 6 years subject to their passing a trade test/practical test and are found suitable otherwise, vide ACS No.142 issued under Board’s letter No.E(NG)l-2002/PM10/1 dated 02.12.2002. Similarly, persons in service as on 01.08.1998 with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma in Laboratory Technician’s course and five years as Lab.Technican/ Asstt.Chemist in grade Rs.4500-7000/ PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 will also continue to be eligible for promotion by selection as Lab.Supdt. Gr.lIl/Chemist in the pay scale Rs.5000-8000/PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200.

2. The staff side have raised a demand in the forum of DC-JCM for consideration of promotion of staff who are in service with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science with or without one year’s experience in Pathological or Biochemical Laboratory as on 01.08.1998 in scale Lab.Asstt Gr. II Rs. 3200-4900/PB- 1 Rs. 5200-20200 GP Rs.2000, Lab.Asstt. Gr.l Rs.4000-6000 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs. 2400. Lab. Technician/Assistant Chemist in scale Rs.4500-7000/PB- 1 Rs.5200.-20200 GP Rs.2800 to their respective next higher grade.

3. The matter has been considered by the Ministry of Railways and in the light of the above discussion, it has been decided that employees working as Lab.Asstt.Gr.II Rs.3200-4900/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000, Lab.Asstt. Gr.l Rs.4000-6000 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400, Lab.Technician/Assistant Chemist in scale Rs.4500-7000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 as on 01.08.1998 recruited with the qualification of Matric with Science with or without one year’s experience in pathological or bio-chemical laboratory may be detailed for imparting 24 weeks training as per the following procedure:

i) There shall be three training sessions of 8 weeks each of which 6 weeks will be at the work place and 2 weeks hands-on training at the nominated Zonal Hospital.

ii) Each training session to be followed by a suitable evaluation programme which will be conducted by the Pathologist Incharge/Zonal Hospital.

iii) Zonal Hospitals of Northern and Southern Railway to be the nominated Hospitals for hands-on training and evaluation programme.

iv) There is no age bar for detailing for this training programme for Lab. Technician which is specifically designed for the existing Lab.Technician staff as on 01.08.1998 and who had been recruited with the then existing pre-requisite qualification of “Matric with Science with or without one year’s experience in pathological or bio-chemical laboratory”.

4. The mode of training programme for Lab Technicians may be seen from Annexure ‘A’.  The Lab. Technician/ Asstt. Chemist in question may be considered for promotion as Lab.Supdt Gr.Ill (now replaced provisionally by the designation as Lab.Sudpt. in grade pay Rs.4200) based on fulfilling the criteria as laid down in training module and as per the provision contained in ACS No.128 ibid subject to availability of vacancies.

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 ANNEXURE ‘A’ to Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM10/2 dated 11.03.2011

Training Programme for Lab Technician

*           Total duration              – 24 weeks

Training Structure

  • There shall be three training sessions of 8 weeks each of which 6 weeks will be at work place & 2 weeks hands-on training at the nominated Zonal Hospitals.
  • Each training session to be followed by a suitable evaluation programme which will be conducted by the Pathologist Incharge/Zonal Hospital.
  • Zonal Hospital of Northern & Southern Railway to be the nominated Hospitals for hands-on training & evaluation programme.

THE COURSE CONTENT AND THE MODE OF TRAINING- LAB TECHNICIAN

The course content and the mode of training for the three 6 weeks training session shall be as follows:

1st 6 weeks training session

1. Anatomy and Physiology

a. Parts of human body – Anatomical terms and position, Different types of tissues and their identification

b. Cardiovascular system-Circulation, Heart Arteries, Veins, Blood-composition, function, normal counts, coagulation and anticoagulants, CSF (composition, function), Grouping, identification of blood cells.

c. Urinary system-kidney, Ureter, Bladder, Urethra, Prostate, Urine composition- Normal and abnormal.

d. Nutrition-Carbohydrate, Protein, Fat Vitamins and Minerals.

2. Haematology and Blood Banking

 a. Introduction-Haematology, Collection of blood, Anticoagulants.

b. Haemoglobin estimation

c. RBC-Haemocytometer, calculation, abnormal forms, normal values, haematocrit, red cell indices, reticulocyte count, sickle cell preparation, anaemia.

d. WBC-Methods, calculation, immature forms, normal values, leukaemia.

e. Differential White cell count-including staining procedure, esinophil count.

f.  Erythrocyte Sedimantaion Rate-Methods, values factors affecting ESR.

g. Coagulation tests-BT, CT, PT, APTT, Clot retraction test, Platelet count.

h. Preparation of bone marrow smears-All immature cells.

i.  CSF examination

j.  ABO blood group system

k. Rh blood group system – Techniques of grouping.

l.  Cross matching, coombs test.

m. Blood transfusion-Procedure and complications.

n.  Equipments-Principle & practice of equipments used in haematology & Bl.Bk.

Two theory classes per week of 1 hour duration covering the above course shall be  conducted during the entire 6 weeks session.  Practical working covering the course content shall be supervised and monitored by the medical officer incharge during the routine laboratory working.  The posting of the trainee during this session shall be in the haematology section of the laboratory.

2nd 6 weeks training session

1. Microbiology

 a. History- Micro organism in health and disease in  man.

b. Sterilization-Physical, chemical and mechanical methods.

c. Bacteria-Identification, Different methods of staining, different types of cocci & bacilli.

d. Bacterial growth and cultivation of Micro-organisms-Method, common culture and special media, antibiotic sensitivity tests.

e. Fungi-Morphology and cultivation.

f.  Collection and processing- Sputum, urine, swabs, stool, blood, CSF and aspirations.

g. Semen analysis

h. Parasitology-Ova and cysts in stool.

j. Virology-General, HIV & Hepatitis.

k. Equipment- Theory and practical working of equipments used in microbiology.

2. Biochemistry

a. Proteins-Theory and practical of total protein, albumin, globulin & lipoprotein.

b. Carbohydrate- Theory and practical of glucose.

c. Lipids- Theory and practical of cholesterol, triglyceride, ketone bodies.

d. Liver function tests

e. Kidney function tests.

f. Collection and preservation-Blood, serum, plasma, CSF.

g. Electrolytes-Sodium, potassium and chlorides.

h. Equipments-Principle and practical working of equipments in biochemistry.

Two theory classes per week of 1 hour duration covering the above course shall be conducted during the entire 6 weeks session.  Practical working covering the course content shall be supervised and monitored by the medical officer incharge during the routine laboratory working.  The posting of the trainee during this session shall be in the microbiology and biochemistry section of the laboratory.

3rd 6 weeks training session

1. Clinical Pathology, Serology & Immunology

 

a. Urine examination-Collection & preservation, Routine, microscopic, 24 hrs. urine examination.

b.  Stool examination.

c.  Sputum examination.

d.  Semen analysis

e.  Antigen and antibody reactions- Agglutination, widal, VDRL, RA test, CRP test, ASO test.

f.  Immunoassay-ELISA, Hormone & tumor marker study by different immunoassay methods.

g. Equipments-Principle & practice of equipments used in clinical pathology and immunology.

2. Histopathology and Cytology

 

a.  Tissue Fixation – Different fixatives used in histopathology and cytopathology.

b.  Tissue processing – Collection, labeling, fixation, dehydration, clearing, impregnation, embedding.

c.  Section cutting-Microtome, technique of section cutting.

d.  Staining- H&E, Giemsa, PAP.

e.  Cytology-Types of specimens, preservation, Smear preparation and staining.

f.  Equipments-Principle & practice of equipments used in histopathology & cytology.

3. Quality control in laboratory practice

 

4. Laboratory management and planning

 

Two theory classes per week of 1 hour duration covering the above course shall be conducted during the entire 6 weeks session.  Practical working covering the course content shall be supervised and monitored by the medical officer incharge during the routine laboratory working.  The posting of the trainee during this session shall be in the respective section of the laboratory.

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RBE No.35/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/PS5-1/38 dated 14.3.2011 [RBE No.35/2011]

Sub: Revised travel entitlements for privilege passes – Clarification reg.

Ref: This office letters of even number dated 06.01.2011 and 03.02.2011

             Clarification has been sought whether the passes on 2010 year ending account due to the employees shall be as per revised entitlements.

2.         The matter has been examined and it is clarified that since the revised entitlements  are effective from 06.01.2011, any pass issued on or after 06.01.2011, including 2010 year ending pass, shall be as per the revised entitlements.

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

Board’s letter No. E[LL]2009/PREM/3 dated 11.03.2011 

Sub: PREM-Secretarial Assistance to PREM affiliates.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 22.12.2010.

             In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 22.12.2010 referred to above, ceiling amount of honorarium being granted to the Stenographers and Peons of the Railways engaged for work connected with Participation of Railway Employees in Management [PREM] at the various levels were revised.  The above referred instructions further provide that the exact amount of honorarium is to be decided by the Railways concerned in consultation with Finance keeping in view the volume of work etc.

After the discussions held in the last meeting of Sub-group on PREM, it has been decided to delete the following clause from the above referred letter:

“ The exact amount of honorarium is to be decided by the Railways concerned in consultation with Finance keeping in view the volume of work etc.”

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

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            Copy of Board’s letter No. E[LL]2009/PREM/3 dated 22.12.2010 

Sub: PREM-Secretarial Assistance to PREM affiliates.

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            The proposal received from constituents of PREM Group for revision of the amount of honorarium being granted to the Stenographers and Peons of the Railways engaged for work connected with Participation of Railway Employees in Management [PREM] at the various levels has been considered in detail and it has been decided by the Ministry of Railways that the amount of such honorarium granted should be revised upto ceilings as mentioned below:

Level

Stenographers

Peons

Existing

Revised

Existing

Revised

Apex [Board]

-

-

1000

1500

Zonal

2000

3000

1000

1500

Divisional

1500

2250

600

900

The exact amount of honorarium is to be decided by the Railways concerned in consultation with Finance keeping in view the volume of work etc.

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

RBE No.38/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2011/PM1/5 dated 22.03.2011 [RBE No.38/2011]

Sub: Merger of grades – Filling up of non-gazetted posts – Constitution of Selection Committee regarding.

As the Railway Administrations are aware, in terms of extant instructions, for selection post in the erstwhile scale of R.5500-9000 and above the Selection Board consisted of officers of Junior Administrative Grade, while for all other selection posts the Selection Board consisted of officers not lower than Senior Scale.

2.         Pursuant to the merger of grades, as a result of implementation of recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, Ministry of Railways have considered the matter afresh and it has been decided that henceforth the Selection Board will consist of Junior Administrative Grade officers for selection to the posts carrying grade pay R4200/- and above, whereas officers in the rank of Senior Scale may be nominated for selection to the post carrying grade pay   2800/- & below.

RBE No.37/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/96/RR-1/62/Vol.II dated 21.03.2011 [RBE No.37/2011]

Sub: Recruitment of staff in Pay Band-1 of 5200-20200 [Grade Pay 1800] on Indian Railways. 

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 18.07.2005 [RBE No.121/2005], 29.9.2005 [RBE No. 166/2005], 01.11.2006[ RBE No. 164/2006], 12.03.2007 [RBE No. 37/2007] and 02.02.2011 [RBE No. 11/2011].

             Attention is invited to Para 4.2[j] of the annexure I enclosed with instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 18.7.2005.

2.         The provision stipulated therein has been reviewed in the light of announcement made by Hon’ble Minister of Railways in Budget [Railway] Speech 2010-11 and it has now been decided to add Urdu  as an additional language for setting of question paper for recruitment of candidates from open market in Pay Band-1 5200-20200 [Grade Pay 1800].

3.         This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

RBE No.42/2011

  Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 29.03.2011 ( RBE No.42/2011)

Sub:   Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering Drivers, Gangmen

                                 and other safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-.

                        Ref:  Board’s letter of even number dated 11.09.2010 and 24.09.2010

The demands raised by the employees’ Federations, such as constitution of a lower  level  Assessment  Committee  at  Divisions,   processing  of the retirement/ recruitment cases more than once in a year, etc., under Liberalized Active Retirement  Scheme  for  Guaranteed  Employment  for  Safety  Staff (LARSGESS) have been under consideration of Board for some time.  It has been decided that the retirement/ recruitment process under the LARSGESS in respect of all safety categories of staff including Gangmen in Grade pay of Rs.1800/-p.m. and Drivers/Loco Pilots may be done twice in a year as per the annexed time schedule. The suitability of the wards for recruitment under the Scheme may be adjudged by the Assessment Committee as follows:-

(i)                   Assessment Committee of 3 JAG Officers at Divisional Level to adjudge the suitability of wards for recruitment against safety category post in Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-p.m., and

(ii)                 Assessment Committee of 3 SAG Officers at Headquarters Level may continue to adjudge the suitability of wards of Drivers/Loco Pilot.

2.  The process of retirement/recruitment may be started from July 2011 for the current calendar year 2011.

3.    The other terms and conditions of the Scheme will remain the same.

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

ANNEXURE

Time Schedule

(a) 1st  half  – January  –  June

(i)Cut off date for reckoning eligibility of the Employee and his ward

 :1st  January (ii)Last date for receiving the applications:31st January

(iii)Scrutinizing the applications:1st February to 28th/29th February

(iv)Last date for withdrawal of application:28th/29th February

(v)Conducting of Physical Test/Written Test etc.:1st March to 30th April (vi)2nd chance to failure in written test in first chance giving a gap of 20-30 days

:Upto 31st May (vii)Medical exam, acceptance of retirement/joining the job by the wards

:1st to 30th June(b) 2nd Half July – December

    (i)Cut off date for reckoning eligibility of the employee and his ward:1st July (ii)Last date for receiving the applications:31st July

(iii)Scrutinizing the applications:1st to 31st August

(iv)Last date for withdrawal of application:31st August

(v)Conducting of Physical Test/Written Test etc.:1st Sept. to 31st October

(vi)2nd chance to failure in written test in first chance giving a gap of 20-30 days:Upto 30th November

(vii)Medical exam, acceptance of retirement/joining the job by the wards:1st to 31st December

RBE No.39/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 25.3.2011  [RBE No.39/2011]

Sub: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme [MACPS]for the Railway employees- clarifications regarding.

            Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 10.06.2009 wherein the financial upgradation under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme [MACPS] has been allowed upto the highest Grade Pay of  R 12000/- in the Pay Band-4. Consequent upon introduction of the new HAG scale of R 67000-79000 in replacement of  R 37400-67000 with Grade Pay of R 12000 in PB-4, it is clarified that the benefits of financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be available to the aforementioned HAG scale also.

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

[DOP&T’s OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt.[D] dated 24.12.2010]

RBE No.41/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2011/PM1/2 dated 29.03.2011  [RBE No.41/2011]

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination(GDCE) for filling up of 25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group ‘C’ categories- Extension of currency upto 31.03.2014.

As the Railways are aware, the currency of the scheme of General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) has been extended from time to time and the same was last extended upto 31.03.2011 vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2008/PM1/6 dated 22.08.2008. After considering the views of Zonal Railways/Production Units regarding its further continuance, it has been decided to extend the currency of the scheme upto 31.03.2014 on existing terms and conditions.

RBE No.43/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[G]2006QR1-14 dated 05.04.2011  [RBE No.43/2011]

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation on educational grounds – definition of “end of academic/scholastic session”

Ref:Board’s letters No. E(G) 2006 QR1-14(C)dated 20-11-2006,

       E(G) 85 QR1-9 dated 15-01-90 and E(G) 2006 QR1-14 dated

      12-11-2007.

                                         Attention is invited to the contents of Railway Board’s letter No: E(G)2006 QR1-14 dated 12-11-2007 where the matter regarding retention of accommodation on educational grounds was reiterated as under:

“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.”

The matter regarding reiteration of the existing instructions was discussed in the DC/JCM vide item No.2/2009 and as decided the instructions are reiterated as under:

“ In the event of permanent transfer retention of Railway accommodation is allowed on educational grounds to cover the current academic session only ( i.e. end of the academic/ scholastic session) plus 15 days. The end of academic /scholastic session shall, in this case, mean “ last paper of annual examination”.

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

RBE No.44/2011

  Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2008/PM 1/15 dated 06.04.2011 [RBE No.44/2011]

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC-Merger of grades-Revised classification and mode of filling up of posts of catering Dept.

Reference this Ministry’s letter No. E(NG)-I/2003/TR/10 dated 28/12/10 vide which instructions were issued for calling option from erstwhile catering staff and for restoration of catering posts transferred to IRCTC. It has been stated at para 4 and 5 of the above letter that the seniority of the staff who opts for catering department may be assigned to the position existed before they were transferred to IRCTC as on 31.3.03. It was further stated, in order to bring the staff of catering department at par with others, and the posts as on 31.3.03 will be restructured and the upgraded posts may be filled up from the staff through promotion as per procedure to be issued separately.
2.         Accordingly, it has now been decided by the Board that the instructions issued after 6th CPC on revised classification and mode of filling up of catering posts vide Board’s letter of even No., dated 22.7.10 will also hold good for the staff of restored catering cadre on Railways. The bench marking for filling up of posts which are proposed to be filled up by ‘seniority cum suitability’ in GP   4200 shall be 6 marks out of 15 and 8 marks out of 15 marks for posts in GP  4600 and above for the vacancies arising upto 31.12.2011. In respect of posts where merger of posts is not involved may be filled up according to the extant instructions as followed before the staff were sent to IRCTC.
3. The restoration of cadre as stated in Board’s letter dated 28.12.10 and affecting the promotions to the catering staff as per procedure mentioned at para 2 above may be completed early and compliance reported to the Board by 30.4.2011.

RBE No.47/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2010/I/7/5/2 dated 11.04.2011 [RBE No.47/2011]

Sub:Grant of advance increments/Special Allowance to Stenographers in subordinate offices for acquiring higher speed in Shorthand. 

Following the notification of the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008 and issue of instructions vide Board’s letter No. PC-IV/2010/Increment/1 dated 19.08.2010, this Ministry has received references from some Railways seeking clarification regarding grant of advance increments/special Allowance  to Stenographers in subordinate offices for acquiring higher speed in Shorthand.  An item has also been raised in DC /JCM regarding rate of above advance increment in the revised pay structure.  The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training and following clarifications are being issued:

S.No Points of doubts Clarifications
1 Whether the Scheme of grant of one or two additional increments continues in the revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2006 or otherwise? Grant of one or two advance increments in the revised pay structure will be effective from 01.01.2006
2 Whether  those becoming eligible for the same w.e.f. 01.01.2006 would be granted one/two increments @ 3% at the specific stage of Basic Pay, [Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay] or alternatively first increment @ 3% of  100 & second at  103 if hypothetically, the basic pay on the date of passing of Stenography test happens to be  100 The increment @ 3% will be counted on the specific stage of Basic Pay [Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay] the Railway Servants are drawing on the date of passing of Stenography test.
3 As per existing scheme [Board’s letter No.PC-III/74/INC/3 dated 07.11.1975] date of next increment after the grant of advance increments should remain the same.  Since above additional increments are to be treated as pay for all purposes as per Board’s letter No. PC-IV/2010/Increment/1 dated 19.08.2010, it may please be clarified whether next normal increment will be granted to the concerned official on next 1st July ignoring date of grant of above additional increments in between or otherwise? The normal increment will be granted to the concerned official on next 1st July ignoring date of grant of above advance increments.
4 As per existing scheme, above additional increments are admissible till promotion to higher post and these are not counted for fixation on promotion.  It may please be clarified whether consequent upon the instructions dated 19.08.2010 of Board, above increments would be reckoned for fixation of pay in the higher post. Consequent upon the instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 19.08.2010, above increment would  not be reckoned for fixation pay in the higher post.

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

RBE No.49/2011

  Bd’s ltr No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/2 dated 15.04.2011 (RBE No.49/2011)

 Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners /family pensioners –Revised rate effective from 01.01.2011

A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/15/2011-P&PW[G] dated 29.03.2011 of Ministry of  Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare] on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action.  These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2.         A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions are given below:

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No.Para No.No. & date of Deptt. Of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No. & date of corresponding orders issued by Railway Board1.1O.M. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW[G] dated 27.09.2010PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/2 dated 11.10.20102.2(i) O.M.No.23/1/97-P&PW (B) dated 23.02.1998

(ii) O.M.No.23/3/2008–P&PW(B) dated 15.09.08N.A3.3(i) O.M.No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.98

[ii] O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000(i) F(E)III/96/PN1/9     dt.18.08.98.

(ii) F(E)III./96/PN1/9   dated 02.08.20004.5[i]  O.M.No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dt.2.07.99

[ii]  OM No.  38/88/2008-P&PW[G] dated 9.7.2009(i) F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated 5.08.99

(ii) F(E)III/2008/PN1/13 dated 20.07.2009

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

Copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/15/2011-P&PW[G] dated 29.03.2011  of Ministry of  Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare] [DOP&PW]

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners /family pensioners –Revised rate effective from 01.01.2011

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW[G] dated 27th  September, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011.

2.         These orders apply to [i] All Civilian Central Government Pensioners /Family Pensioners [ii] The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates [iii] All India Service Pensioners [iv] Railway Pensioners and [v] The Burma Civilian pensioners /family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, and are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.3500/- p.m. In terms of this Department’s O.M.No.23/1/97-P&PW (B) dated 23.02.1998 read with this Department’s O.M.No.23/3/2008–P&PW(B) dated 15.09.2008.

3.         Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU /Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s O.M.No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.98 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 51% w.e.f. 1.1.2011 on full pension i.e. the revised pension  which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfilment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.7.98.  In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s O.M.No.4/ 29/99- P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000 refers.

4.         Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5.         Other provisions governing grant of DR 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) dt.2.07.99  as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F.No. 38/88/2008-P&PW[G] dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

6.         In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7.         It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8.         The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these 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 Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank  of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 [ii] [CGL]/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9.         In their application to the pensioners /family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with C&AG.

10.       This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their O.M.. No. 1[4]/EV/2004  dated 28th March, 2011.

RBE No.45/2011

  Brd’s ltr. No. E[MPP]2006/6/2011 dtd. 08.04.2011 [RBE No.45/2011]  

Sub: Forwarding of Gazette Notifications G.S.R. No.734[E] dated 7th Sept. 2010 regarding

A copy of the Notification No. G.S.R No.734[E] dated 07.09.2010, published in Part II, Section 3, sub-section[i] of the Gazette of India regarding designation of trades for trade apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961 is enclosed for information, guidance and necessary action.

Copy of Ministry of Labour and Employment [DGE&T]’s Notification issued under  F.No.DGET-2[1]/2010-AP dated 07. 09.2010, published in Part II, Section 3, sub-section[i] of the Gazette of India

G.S.R. 734[E]- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section [1] 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 [Third Amendment] Rules, 2010.

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

2.         In the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, in the Schedule I, -

[i]     under Group No. 20, after serial number 5 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

“6 Florist and Landscaper 2213.20 1:5 One Year Florist and Landscaping Six Months Passed 12th class examination  under 10+2 system of education with Biology or its equivalent.

[ii]    under Group No.23, after serial number 4 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

1    2   3  4   5           6   7       8
“5 Mechanic  Communication Equipment Maintenance 7244.20 1:5 Two

years1.Mechanic  Communication Equipment Maintenance

2. Mechanic Radio and T.V.

3. Mechanic cum Operator Electronic Communication SystemOne year

One year

One yearPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.6.Mechanic Radio and T.V.7243.701:5Three yearsMechanic Radio  and T.V.Two yearsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education with Science as one of the subject or its equivalent.

(iii)                under Group No. 31, after serial number 5 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

 1      2    3   4   5              6   7          8
“6. Mechanic Medical Electronics 7243.30 1:5 Three years  Mechanic Medical Electronics Two

yearsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education with Mathematics and Science  or its equivalent.7. Mechanic Consumer Electronics7243.101:5Three yearsMechanic Consumer ElectronicsTwo yearsPassed  10th

Class examination under 10+2 system of  education with mathematics and Science or its equivalent”.8.Mechanic Mechatronics7243.101:5Three yearsMechanic MechatronicsTwo yearsPassed 12th class examination

under 10+2 system of education with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematic or  its equivalent.

(iv)                under Group No. 35, after serial number 45 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“46 Mechanic Radio, Audio,  Video System and Appliances 7243.70

7243.901:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Electronics Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Radio, Audio, Video System and AppliancesOne year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.47.Mechanic Repair and Maintenance of Electronics Test Equipment7243.101:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Electronics Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Repair and Maintenance of Electronics Test EquipmentOne year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.48.Mechanic Automobile Electronics7231.101:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Electronics Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Automobile Electronics

One year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.49.Mechanic Mechanical Maintenance (Industrial Automation)7233.381:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Industrial Automation Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and  Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Mechanical Maintenance for AutomationOne year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.50.Mechanic Electrical Maintenance (Industrial Automation)7241.70

1:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Industrial Automation Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Electrical Maintenance for AutomationOne year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.51.PLC Operator7233.381:3Two yearsBroad Based Basic Training in Industrial Automation Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Automation and PLCOne year and six monthsPassed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

(v)            After Group No. 35 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:-

“Group No. 36- Hospitality Trades Group:
      1        2      3   4   5            6       7          8

1.Tourist Guide5113.201:7One year Tourist Guide

Six monthsPassed 12th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.2.Old Age Care Taker5131.201.5One yearOld Age CareSix monthsPassed 8th class examination from recognized

School or its   equivalent

(vi)    After Group No. 36 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be  inserted, namely:-

      1           2        3   4   5                6        7          8
“Group No. 37-Office Management Trades Group:
 1. Secretarial Assistant 4115.10 1.5 One year and six months
  1. Stenography

( English )

2.    Secretarial Practice

One year

One year

Pass 12th class examination under 10+ 2 system of education or its equivalent2.Stenographer (English)4111.101:5One  year and six monthsStenography (English)One yearPassed 12th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.

[F.No.DGET-2(1)/2010-AP]

ANIL SWARUP, Director GENERAL/ Jt. Secy.

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, vide number G.S.R. 356, dated the 1st August, 1992 and last amended vide number G.S.R. 609(E), dated the 21st July.2010.

RBE No.48/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/PN1/13 dated 11.04.2011 [RBE No.48/2011] 

Sub: Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage-Clarification -reg.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No.1/4/2011-P&PW[E] dated 1st April, 2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.  DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 02.09.2008 referred to in the enclosed O.M. was adopted on the Railways vide this office letter of even number dated 15.9.2008.

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No.1/4/2011 -P&PW(E)  dated 01.04.2011

Sub: Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage-Clarification -reg.

A reference is invited to the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M.No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dt. 2.9.2008 whereby provisions regulating pension/family pension/ gratuity/ commutation of pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump sum compensation, etc. were revised consequent upon implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of 6th CPC.

2.      As per the provisions of para 8.6 of the ibid O.M., the childless widow of a deceased Government employee shall continue to be paid family pension even after her remarriage subject to the condition that the family pension shall cease once her independent income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

3.      References/Representations have been received in this Department from various quarters raising therein doubts that the provisions of this Department’s O.M. dt. 2.9.2008 do not adequately take care of cases wherein death of the employee took place prior to 1.1.2006 and the childless widow of the deceased employee got remarried before/on or after 1.1.2006.

4.      The issue has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It is hereby clarified that the childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee who had expired before 1.1.2006, shall be eligible for family pension in the light of 6th CPC’s recommendations irrespective of the fact that the remarriage of the widow had taken place prior to/on or after 1.1.2006. The financial benefits in such cases, however, will accrue from 1.1.2006. This, however, would be subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions laid down therein, including the income criterion that the income of the widow from all sources does not become equal to or higher than the minimum prescribed for family pension in the Central Government.

5.      This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance vide their U.O. No.64/EV/2011 dt. 11 3.2011.

6.      This order, in so far as their applicability relates to the employees of Indian Audit & Accounts Department, is being issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their U.O. No.50 -Audit(Rules)/ 14-2010 dt. 31.3.2011…

RBE No.51/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 20.04.2011 [RBE No.51/2011]Clarification/Corrigendum No.8

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for sportspersons for recruitment  against Sports Quota.

Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/E/(Sports)/ 4/(1)/1(Policy) dt.31.12.2010.

Refer Board’s policy letter mentioned above. In this connection it is clarified that instructions as contained in Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 Pt.(E.Q.) dated 21.12.2010 (RBE No. 181/2010) on the above cited subject, may also be applicable in all cases for recruitment  of sportspersons on Zonal Railways and Production Units against sports quota, as per Board’s letter dt. 31.12.2010 referred above.

This also disposes ECOR’s letter No. ECOR/Pres/R/Rectt./20 dt.25.-3.2011.

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20.04.2011

  Sub: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme  (MACPS] for the Railway Employees- Clarifications regarding.

References from various Zonal Railways have been received in Board’s office seeking clarification as to whether the placement of Pharmacists in the Grade Pay of 4200 in PB-2 on completion of 2 years  service in the Grade Pay of 2800 in PB-1 [Entry Grade], is to be taken into account for the purpose of MACPS or otherwise.

The matter has been examined in consultation with DoP&T, the nodal department of Govt. for MACP Scheme, and it has been clarified that every financial upgradation has to be treated as an upgradation.  Accordingly, the placement of Pharmacists in Grade Pay of 4200 in PB-2 on completion of 2 years regular service in the Grade Pay of  2800 in PB-1 [Entry Grade] has to be counted /treated as one upgradation under the MACP Scheme.

RBE No.46/2011 

   Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2010/1/46  dated 07.04.2011 [RBE No.46/2011]

                   Sub: Rightsizing Indian Railways.

Kindly refer to Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/1/2011 dated 11.08.2000 [RBE No. 98/2000] on the above subject followed by Board’s letters No. E[MPP]2000/1/2011 dated 04.01.2001 & 31.12.2001 and letter No. E[MPP]2002/1/83 dated 17.01.2003.

The matter has been considered and it has been decided to withdraw restrictions on annual fresh recruitment issued vide above letters, with immediate effect.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2000/1/2011 dated 11.08.2000 [RBE No. 98/2000] 

Sub: Rightsizing Indian Railways

Concern of the Government of India as reflected in the last Budget regarding. “Rightsizing of the Government Departments”, has been engaging Railways attention for some time. The need and urgency of rightsizing of the Railways was discussed in the last Special Meeting of GMs held on 24.6.2000. Therefore, considering that the only strategy for financial survival of the Railways is to contain staff costs within a reasonable limit, the decision of the Board as conveyed vide D.O. letter of even number dated 19.7.2000 is reproduced below:-

a)      Percentage in take in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, S&T, Transportation and Commercial Departments shall be fixed at a maximum of 1% per annum of on-roll strength.

b)      For all other Departments including the PUs, the intake percentage would be a maximum of 0.5% per annum of on-roll strength.

c)      Additional intake will be allowed for new assets/facilities/ trains to the extent of a maximum of 75% of the norms hitherto followed.  The creation of post for this purpose would be with matching surrender as per orders in force.

d)      Inter-departmental re-deployment of surplus manpower shall be ensured by the Divisional Railway Managers and General Managers, as the case may be.

e)      Each Board Member shall nominate the Directorate, which will do the benchmarking for the concerned Department so as to ensure suitable inter-zonal adjustment of staff intake in the respective disciplines.

The word ‘intake’ used above would include inductions made into a department through all possible modes like RRB recruitments, Sports and various other quotas or any other intake made by the Railway, etc. This will, however, exclude Compassionate Ground appointments made in essential categories, where no surpluses are likely to be generated in foreseeable future.  Inter-departmental transfers for re-deployment of surplus staff would also be taken as intake to the receiving departments.

You may have already advised your PHODs on the decision of the Board for immediate implementation. In case there are any unusual circumstances requiring adjustments in the percentage intake among the Railways for any particular department ( within the frame work of the overall intake percentage for the department on IR basis), the same may be brought to the notice of the concerned Directorate in Board’s office by the PHOD and the concerned Directorate would take such circumstances into consideration while deciding the final Railway-wise intake percentage within the overall intake percentage for the Departments.

For the purpose of this exercise the Divisions allotted to New Zones shall also be considered with the parent zones.

Chief Personnel Officers would maintain records and accountal of the annual intake of each department and would see that the percentages prescribed by Board are adhered to.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2000/1/2011 dated 31-12-2001 

 Sub: Right Sizing- Indian Railways.

Ref:  (i)  Board’s letter of even number dated 11-08-2000.

(ii) Board’s letter of even number dated 04-01-2001.

1.0          With imperative need to right size manpower, without risk to safety. It was decided by the Board that rightsizing of Indian Railways should be done and annual fresh recruitment should be regulated.  As decided earlier, vide reference (i) above.  The percentage intake in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, S&T, Transportation and Commercial Departments has been kept at a maximum of 1% per annum of on roll strength of each of the departments. For all other departments including the PUs; the intake percentage have been kept at a maximum of 0.5% per annum of on–roll strength of each of the departments.

2.0          Subsequent clarifications were also issued vide Board’s letter referred at (ii)above wherein it was further clarified that the percentage limits shall apply to each department individually.  Many of the Zonal Railways have been representing that while certain departments/ activities are contracting there are others, which are expanding, and difficulties are being faced by them to manage the expanding activities. Zonal Railways have, therefore, been requesting    for a review of the instructions/clarifications Issued vide (i) and (ii) to take care of this situation.

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

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

The Inter-divisional adjustments, if needed, shall be done by GMs, for which the DRMs  shall have to approach Zonal HQrs, with full justification. Similarly the Inter- Zonal adjustments, if needed, shall be done by Railway Board, for which the GMs have to approach Railway Board with full justification.

4.0          The Instructions/ clarifications, issued vide Board’s letter referred at (i) and (ii)

above stand modified to this extent

5.0          The CPOs shall maintain, records and Accountal of the annual intake of each

Division/Zonal HQrs and would ensure that the percentage limit prescribed by

the Board as above are adhered.

6.0          This issues with the approval of Board ( MS, CRB ).

RBE No.52/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/PM1/41 dated 25.4.2011  [RBE No.52/2011]

Sub: Conducting of selection/suitability test in regional language

It was represented by the staff side in DC/JCM meeting held on 1st and 2nd July, 2010, that the orders of the Railway Board in regard to the above quoted subject have not been implemented in the Zonal Railways.

2.         Board desire that the instructions as envisaged in Railway Board’s letter           No. E[NG]I-90/PM1/41 dated 08.07.92, should be implemented positively.

Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt. dated 27.4.2011

Sub: Minimum educational qualifications for recruitment in PB-1 5200-20200 with grade pay of 1800/-

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05.01.2011 on the above subject, stipulating therein, to continue with the existing practice that has been followed before the issue of Board’s letter of even number dated 09.12.2010 up to 31.03.2011 for appointment on compassionate grounds, engagement as substitutes [fresh face, TADK, Act Apprentices etc.] and legal heirs of accident victims where specific approval has been given by the Board.

Pursuant to references received from some of the zonal Railways and also the recognized federations, the issue of relaxation in educational qualification for the above categories have been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided to extend the date of relaxation of the minimum educational qualification to the above categories up to 31.07.2011 beyond 31.03.2011 uniformly to all zonal Railways.  Other conditions remain the same.

Further, wherever the model code of conduct for elections comes in the way, the concerned Railway may take prior clearance from the Election Commission.

RBE No.54/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/A/DA/1 dt. 26-4-2011 [RBE No.54/2011]

Sub:  Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f.  01-01-2011 to the Railway employees continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale  as per  5th. C.P.C.  

In continuation of Ministry of Railway’s letter of even number dated  03.02.2011, (PC–VI/247), RBE No.17/2011) revising  rates of  Dearness  Allowance   w.e.f.  01.01.2010  and  01-07-2010  in  respect  of  Railway  Servants  who continue  to draw  their pay  and  emoluments in the pre-revised   scales of  pay  (5th CPC Scales), the rates of  Dearness  Allowance  admissible  to  these  categories of  employees  shall be   enhanced  from the existing rate of 103% to 115%  w.e.f. 01-01-2011. All  other  conditions  as laid  down  in the  Board’s  letter  dated  17-11-2008  (RBE No.179/2008  )  will continue to apply.

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

[ Authority: MoF’s OM No.1[3]/2008-EII[B], dated 31.03.2011]

RBE No.53 /2011

  Board’s letter No. E(GP)2005/2/87 dated 25.04.2011    [RBE No.53 /2011]

SubComparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group ‘B’ posts.

In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 02.02.2006 (RBE No.10/2006), Railways/PUs were advised that instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)l/89/PM2/8-A dated 10.1.92 and letter No. E(NG)I-98/PM2/8 dated 1.10.99, regarding equivalence of grades of running staff with that of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion to the posts in stationary categories, where both running and stationary staff were eligible and were considered together, would be applicable for determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion to the respective Group ’B’ posts.

2          The question of equivalence of grades has since been reviewed in the light of the scales of pay introduced on the basis of scales of pay recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, and it has been decided that for the purpose of determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion/selection to Group ‘B’ posts, the grades of running staff may be equated with those of the stationary staff as indicated below:

S.No Category of  running  staff Scale  of  pay
applicable (Vl
CPC )
Scale of stationary post to which should be  equated (Vl CPC )
1 (1) Loco Pilot (M/Exp.)
(2) Sr. Loco Pilot (Pass)/
Senior Motor Man
PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
2 (1) Loco Pilot (Pass)/
Motor Man
(2) Sr.Goods Loco Pilot
PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
3 (1)  Goods Driver
(2)  Sr. Shunter
PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
4 (1)  Shunter
(2)  Sr. Asstt .  Loco Pilot
PB-1  +  GP 2400 PB-2 +GP 4200
5 (1)  Asstt. Loco  Pilot PB-1 +  GP  1900 PB-1 + GP 2400
6 (1)  Guard  (M/Exp.)
(2)  Sr.  Pass. / Sub  Guard
PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
7 (1)  Passenger/Sub Guard
(2)  Sr. Goods  Guard
PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
8 (1)  Goods Guard PB-1 + GP 2800 PB-2 + GP 4200

3 . Selections   to  Group ‘ B ‘ which   are  already   in  progress  may  be proceeded with  and  finalised  as  per  the existing  principles.  All  fresh  selections  including those  which  have  been  initiated  but  where  the  written  examination   has  not  been held,  should  be  held  in  accordance with  the  instructions   contained herein.  The LDCE,  wherever   the  same  is  in  force,  is  a  part  of  the  process  of  filling  vacancies in  Group ‘ B ‘, therefore,  whatever  is  followed  in the case of 70%  Selection may also  be  followed   in  the  case  of  corresponding  LDCE .

RBE No.55/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/IC-2/1 dated 02.05.2011 [RBE No.55/2011]

Sub: Incentive for acquiring higher Scientific/Accounts/Technical Qualification of Group ‘C’ employees.

Reference Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/IC-2/1 dated 21.02.2008 regarding incentive to Group ‘C’ employee who acquired the specified qualifications prior to 01.07.1988.  A question has arisen as to whether the benefit as extended under Board’s letter ibid may be extended to Group ‘C’ employees who had acquired the requisite qualification before the cut off dates, but retired subsequently without availing the additional benefit.

2.         The matter has accordingly been considered by the Board and it has been decided that Group ‘C’ staff who acquired the requisite qualification prior to the cut off date i.e. prior to 01.07.88 and retired subsequently without availing the benefit, may also be granted additional increments w.e.f. 04.05.1990 as per their entitlements.

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

Sd/-

[M.K.Meena]/DDE[N]

RBE No.57 /2011

  Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 04.05.2011 [RBE No.57 /2011]

Sub: Amendment to the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition 2008) Chapter V – Leave Rules.

            In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 525, 526 & 551 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 edition (Reprint Edition-2008) may be amended as in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.116

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

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP TO THE INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME-I. 1985 Edition- (THIRD REPRINT EDITION – 2008)

Advance Correction Slip No. 116

The following amendments may be made to Rule 525, 526 and 551 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition – 2008):-

(I) Rule 525 may be substituted as under: –

525- Leave on Average Pay applicable to School Staff

(1)(a) A Railway servant serving in a Railway School such as a teacher, principal, headmaster, librarian, laboratory assistant or a waterman shall not be entitled to any Leave on Average Pay in respect of duty performed in any year in which he avails the full vacation.

(b)        In respect of any year in which a Railway servant avails a portion of the vacation, he shall be entitled to Leave on Average Pay in such proportion of 30 days, as the number of days of vacation not taken bears to the full vacation.

Provided that no such leave shall be admissible to a Railway servant not in permanent employ or quasi-permanent employ in respect of the first year of his service.

c)         If, in any year, the Railway servant does not avail any vacation, Leave on Average Pay shall be admissible to him in respect of that year under Rule 523.

Explanation: For the purpose of this rule, the term year” shall be construed not as meaning a calendar year in which duty is performed but as meaning twelve months of actual duty in a Railway School.

Note 1 A Railway servant entitled to vacation shall be considered to have availed a vacation or a portion of a vacation unless he has been required by general or special order of a higher authority to forego such vacation or portion of a vacation.

Provided that if he has been prevented by such order from enjoying more than fifteen days of the vacation, he shall be considered to have availed himself of no portion of the vacation.

Note 2 – When a Railway servant serving in a Railway school proceeds on leave before completing a full year of duty, the Leave on Average Pay admissible to him/her shall be calculated not with reference to the vacations which fall during the period of actual duty rendered before proceeding on leave but with reference to the vacation that falls during the year commencing from the date on which he completed the previous year of duty.

2.         Vacation may be taken in combination with or in continuation of any kind of leave under these rules. Provided that the total duration of vacation and Leave on Average Pay taken in conjunction, whether the Leave on Average Pay is taken in combination with or in continuation of other leave or not, shall not exceed the amount of Leave on Average Pay due and admissible to the Railway servant at a time under rule 523.

3.         The Leave on Average Pay under this rule at the credit of a Railway servant at the close of the previous half year shall be carried forward to the next half year. subject to the condition that the leave so carried forward plus the credit for the half year shall not exceed the maximum limit of 300 days.

Note: – The facility of crediting of unavailed portion of joining time shall be admissible to persons serving In Railway Schools, in accordance with the provisions of Rule 1110.

(Authority Board’s letter No E(P&A)I- 2008/CPC/LE-1O dated 06.03.2009)

(II) Sub Rule 1(a) 3 and 3(1) of Rule 526 may be substituted as under: –

1(a)      A railway servant, permanent or temporary including the one who is serving in a railway school, shall be entitled to Leave on Half Average Pay of 20 days in respect of each completed year of service.

(3)        The Leave on Half Average Pay will be credited to the leave account of a Railway servant on 1’ January and 1 July each as indicated below:-

(1)        The account of Leave on Half Average Pay of every railway servant shall be credited with Leave on Half Average Pay in advance, in two instalments of ten days each on the first day of January and July of every calendar year.

(Authority Board’s letter No E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-10 dated 06.03.2009)

(III) Rule 551- may be substituted as under: –

551- Maternity leave.

(1)        A female railway servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement.

(2)        During such period, she shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

(3)        Maternity Leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to a female Railway servant (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire service of that female Railway servant in case of miscarriage including abortion on production of medical certificate as laid down in Rule 519.

(4) (a) Maternity Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

(b) Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate contained in Rule 527 or sub-rule (1) of Rule 528, leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) up to a maximum of two years may, if applied for, be granted in continuation of maternity leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(5) Maternity leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

(IV) Clause (A) of Rule 551 may be substituted with the following: –

551(A)- Paternity leave

(1)        A male Railway servant (including on apprentice) with less than two surviving children, may be granted Paternity Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 15 days, during the confinement of his wife for childbirth, i.e., up to 15 days before, or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child.

(2)        During such period of 15 days, he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

(3)        The Paternity Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

(4)        Paternity Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

(5)        If Paternity Leave is not availed of within the period specified in sub-rule (1), such leave shall be treated as lapsed.

(6)        The Paternity Leave can be granted only in a single spell.

Note:- The Paternity Leave shall not normally be refused under any circumstances.

(V) Clause (D) of Rule 551 may be substituted with the following: –

551 (D)- Paternity Leave for child adoption -

( 1)       A male Railway servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children, on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, may be granted Paternity Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a period of 15 days within a period of six months from the date of valid adoption.

(2)        During such period of 15 days, he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

(3)        The Paternity Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

(4)        The Paternity Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

(5)        If Paternity leave is not availed of within the period specified in sub-rule(l), such leave shall be treated as lapsed.

Note:-The Paternity Leave shall not normally be refused under any circumstances.

(VI) A new para as 551(E) –Child Care Leave may be inserted below Rule 551 (D) as follows: –

551(E) – Child Care Leave.

(1)        A woman railway servant having minor children below the age of eighteen years (upto the age of 22 years in case of disabled children) may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during the entire service for taking care of upto two children, whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.

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

(3)        Child Care Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.

(4)        Notwithstanding the requirement of production of medical certificate contained in Rule 527 or sub-rule (1) (ii) of Rule 528, leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave not exceeding 60 days and leave not due) upto a maximum of one year, if applied for, be granted in continuation with child care leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(5)        Child Care Leave shall not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year with each spell of Child Care Leave being not less than 15 days.

(6)        Child Care Leave shall be admissible for the two eldest surviving children only.

(7)        Child Care Leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right. Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on Child Care Leave without prior proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority.

(8)        The Child Care Leave is to be treated like Leave on Average Pay and sanctioned as such.

(9)        Child Care Leave should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

(10)      Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

Note 1: The leave account for Child Care Leave shall be maintained in the following format and shall be kept along with the Service Book of the female Railway servant concerned:

Format for maintaining the Child Care Leave Account:

Period of Child Care Leave taken

Balance of Child Care Leave

Signature & Designation of the certifying officer

From

To

Balance

Date

[1]

[2]

[3]

[4]

[5]

Note 2: Disabled Child having a minimum disability of 40% is elaborated in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Notification No. 16-18/97-NI.I dated 01.06.2001. documents relating to the handicap as specified in the above said Notification dated 01.06.2001, as well as a certificate from the Railway servant regarding dependency of the child on the Railway servant would have to be submitted by the female Railway employee. The Child Care Leave would be permitted to female Railway employees only if the child is dependent on her.

Note 3: The benefit of encashment of Leave on Average Pay, admissible in terms of Rule 540-A, cannot be availed during Child Care Leave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.

(Authority Board’s letters No. E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 23.10.2008, 12.12.2008, 23.04.2010, 04.10.2010 and 08.02.2011. Board’s letters are based on corresponding instructions of DOP&T viz. OM Nos. 13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11.09.2008, 18.11.2008 02.12.2008; 13018/6/2009-Estt.(L) dated 03.03.2010; 13018/1/2010-Estt. dated 07.09.2010, 30.12.2010 and DOP&T’s Notification No. 11012/1/2001 Estt.(L) dated 01.12.2009.)

RBE No.58/2011

  Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2009/I/5/1 dated 05.05.2011  [RBE No.58/2011] 

Sub: Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008 –clarification regarding.

Based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, the Group ‘A’ posts of Principals/Head Masters/Head Mistress of Intermediate Colleges/Higher Secondary Schools/ Higher Secondary Multipurpose Schools in pre-revised scale 10000-15200 were granted revised pay structure of PB-3 [15600-39100] Grade Pay 7600 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 vide G.S.R.674[E] dt. 23.09.2008.  References are being received from various Railways regarding applicability of above revised pay structure/Grade Pay to those holding above posts on ad hoc basis.

2.         The issue has been considered in consultation with Management Services and Secretary’s Directorates.  As per extant policy, only those candidates who fulfill the eligibility requirements as prescribed in the Recruitment Rules for regular promotion to the post of Principal in Group ‘A’ /Sr. Scale, are allowed to draw regular pay in Sr.Scale even on their adhoc promotion to the grade.  Others who do not, would be entitled to only a charge allowance as fixed by the Railway Board form time to time, in addition to their pay in Group ‘B’, subject to the condition that pay plus charge allowance does not exceed the pay that would have otherwise been admissible had it been fixed under Rule 1313 [FR 22] R-II on their regular promotion to Sr. Scale.  Such officers would, however, be entitled to draw pay in Sr.Scale only after their fulfilling the eligibility requirements of the Recruitment Rules prescribed for regular promotion to Group ‘A’/Sr. Scale.  Accordingly, it is clarified that the Group ‘B’ Gazetted officers holding the Group ‘A’ posts of Principals/Head Masters/Head Mistress of Intermediate Colleges/Higher Secondary Schools/ Higher Secondary Multipurpose Schools [ pre-revised scale 10000-15200] on adhoc basis, on qualifying the eligibility requirements as prescribed in the Recruitment Rules may be allowed benefit of pay fixation in revised pay structure PB-3 GP 7600.  Their pay fixation in the revised pay structure would be governed by the provisions of Rule 7 or Rule 13 [as the case may be] of the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008 notified vide GSR 643[E] dated 04.09.2008.  Pay fixation in higher pay structure PB-3 GP 7600 will not however, confer upon the incumbents holding above posts on adhoc basis, any right or claims for retention in the above posts or for regular promotion against such posts.

3.         This issues in consultation with Management Services Directorate and Secretary’s Directorate and with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

RBE No.67/2011

  Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2011/HW-2 dated16.05.2011  [RBE No.67/2011]

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1-1-2011

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No.PC-Vl/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 25.03.2011, 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-2010/HW-4 dated 27.10.2010 stand revised with effect from 01-01-2011 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.

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

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(Salim Md. Ahmed)DD[E]P&A]III

ANNEXURE ‘A’

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) with effect from 1.1.2011 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) with effect from 1.1.2011 for Essentially Intermittent’ categories of staff
S.No. Pay Band Grade Pay

Rate of NDA ()

S.No. Pay Band Grade Pay

Rate of NDA ()

1 4440-7440 1300

50.85

1 4440-7440 1300

33.90

2 4440-7440 1400

51.55

2 4440-7440 1400

34.35

3 4440-7440 1600

52.95

3 4440-7440 1600

35.30

4 4440-7440 1650

53.30

4 4440-7440 1650

35.55

5 5200-20200 1800

101.85

5 5200-20200 1800

67.90

6 5200-20200 1900

102.55

6 5200-20200 1900

68.35

7 5200-20200 2000

103.25

7 5200-20200 2000

68.85

8 5200-20200 2400

106.05

8 5200-20200 2400

70.70

9 5200-20200 2800

108.85

9 5200-20200 2800

72.55

10 9300-34800 4200

184.35

10 9300-34800 4200

122.90

11 9300-34800 4600 [and above]

187.15

11 9300-34800 4600 [and above]

124.75

 RBE No.63 /2011

  Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/PS5-6/8 dated 13.5.2011   [RBE No.63 /2011]

Sub:  Extension of  validity of  Complimentary Card passes  issued to  Defence personnel recipients of Kirti Chakra or  Shaurya Chakra in Rajdhani/Shatabdi /Jan Shatabdi Express trains.

 Ref: This office letters No. E[W]96/PS5-6/22 dated 23.2.96 and 4.7.96, No. E[W]2002/PS5-6/99 dated 25.2.2003, No. E[W]2004/PS5-6/55 dated 06.10.2004, No. E[W]2008/PS5-6/55 dated 09.04.2008

In terms  of  this  Ministry’s letters dated 23.02.96 and  04.07.96, referred to above, instructions were issued for  grant of 1st Class/2nd AC Complimentary  Card passes  to  Defence  personnel recipients   of  gallantry  awards of  Chakra  series and to  widows of posthumous  awardees  of Chakra  series  awards  viz Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and  Shaurya Chakra, for life-long  free  rail  travel over  all Indian  Railways  ( except  Metro Railway/Kolkata) in 1st Class/2nd AC  alongwith one  companion in the  same Class, by any train other than  Rajdhani/Shatabdi  trains.  Subsequently, in terms of the  letters  dated 25.02.2003 and  09.04.2008, the Complimentary  Card passes  issued to  recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir  Chakra and  Ashok Chakra  were made  valid for  travel  by  AC 2 tier/AC 3 iter of Rajdhani Express trains and  Chair Car (CC) of  Shatabdi /Jan Shatabdi Express trains.  Further, in terms  of  the letter dated  06.10.2004, the facility  of Complimentary  Card pass has been extended to the  widow  after the  death  of such a  gallantry  awardee.

2.         The issue regarding  extension  of the facility of  travel by Rajdhani /Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi  trains  to  recipients  of  Kirti Chakra and  Shaurya  Chakra  as  is available  to  other  Chakra  awardees,  was under  consideration of this Ministry and it has now  been  decided  to extend  the  aforesaid  facility  of travel  by  Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi  trains  to them also.  Accordingly,  Defence  personnel  recipients of  Kirti Chakra  or Shaurya  Chakra,  their  widows  or  widows  of posthumous  such awardees  shall be  issued 1st Class/2nd AC Complimentary  Card  passes  valid  for  travel  in 2nd  AC /3rd AC in  Rajdhani Express  trains  and Chair Car (CC)  of   Shatabdi / Jan  Shatabdi  trains  along  with  one companion in the same  class

besides  normal travel  entitlements on such pass.  Accordingly,  the Complimentary Card passes  now being issued to  Kirti  Chakra  and  Shaurya Chakra awardees shall be  withdrawn and  all Chakra  awardees from  Defence  forces  shall henceforth  be issued  Complimentary  Card  Pass meant  for Param Vir  Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and  Vir Chakra awardees ( i.e. Orange cover  hard bound  Card  pass with  three  Golden  stripes  across the face of  the Card pass below the national  emblem). When such a Complimentary Card pass is  issued to  a recipient  of Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra or  Shaurya  Chakra, the following may be  stamped on the  inside  of the Complimentary Card pass:

            “ Category  – Ashok  Chakra / Kirti Chakra / Shaurya Chakra ”

3.         Other conditions  governing issue of  Complimentary  Card passes  to recipients  of  gallantry  awards shall remain the same.

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

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(Debasis Mazumdar)JDE(Welfare) Rly.Bd.

RBE No.64/2011

  Board’s letter No. 2010/F[E]II/1[1]/1 dated 13.05.2011  [RBE No.64/2011]

Sub: Overstay  while on  deputation.  

Ref: (i) Board’s letter  No. F(E)II/2008/DE1/1 dated 04.04.2008  and    Board’s letter of even  number dated  28.07.2010.

Under the existing  instructions  issued by  DOP & T  vide their O.M. dated  17.6.2010,  circulated on the Railways  vide Board’s letter of even  number dated  28.7.2010, extension  of  deputation  beyond  fifth  year  is not  allowed.  Further  as per   the  DOP& T’s O.M. dated 29.11.2006, circulated  vide  Board’s letter  No. F(E)II/2008/DE1/1 dated 04.4.2008, deputationist   officer  would  be  deemed  to  have  been relieved on the  date   of  expiry  of the  deputation  period  unless the   competent  authority  with requisite   approvals,  extended  the  period of deputation  in writing, prior  to the date of its  expiry.

2.         In  their present  O.M. dated 1.3.2011 (copy enclosed ) it has been stated  by   DOP&T  that  despite  these clear instructions,  proposals  for  regularization of  overstay  of officers on  deputation  beyond the  five year period continue  to be  received   in the  Department.   It has  therefore,  been reiterated   by DOP&T  that  it  will be  the   responsibility  of the  immediate superior  officer to  ensure  that the  deputationist  does   not  overstay  and  in the  event  of the officer  overstaying  for  any reason  whatsoever, he/she is liable  to  disciplinary  action and other  adverse Civil  / Service  consequences which  would  include the period   of  unauthorized  overstay  not being  counted  for   service for  purpose  of pension and that  any  increment  due during the period  of  unauthorized   overstay  being  deferred with cumulative   effect,  till the  date  on which the officer  rejoins his  parent  cadre and henceforth no ex-post  facto approval  for  regularization  of  overstay  on  deputation  would be allowed.

Copy of DOP&T’s O.M.  No. 6/8/2009-Estt [Pay-II]  dated 01.03.2011

Sub: Overstay while on deputation.

Undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM of even number dated the 17th June, 2010 and to say that as per existing instructions no extension in deputation beyond the fifth year is allowed. Further, as per the OM No.14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) dated the 29th November, 2006, the deputationist  officer  is deemed  to  have

been relieved on the date of expiry of the deputation period unless the competent authority has with requisite approvals, extended the period of deputation, in writing, prior to the date of its expiry. It is observed that despite these clear instructions, proposals for regularization of overstay of officers on deputation beyond the five year period continue to be received in the Department. It is reiterated that it will be the responsibility of the immediate superior officer to ensure that the deputationist does not overstay. In the event of the officer overstaying for any reason whatsoever, he/she is liable to disciplinary action and other adverse Civil/Service consequences which would include the period of unauthorised overstay not being counted for service for the purpose of pension and that any increment due during the period of unauthorized overstay being deferred with cumulative effect, till the date on which the officer rejoins his parent cadre.

2. All Ministries/Departments may please note that henceforth no ex-post facto approval for regularization of overstay on deputation would be allowed.

Sd/-

[Sukhender Kaur]DDF[E.I]/Rly Board

RBE No.65/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/PS5-6/8 dated 16.5.2011  [RBE No.65/2011]

 Sub:  Extension  of  facility  of  Complimentary  Card passes to parents  of unmarried Defence  personnel  awarded Param Vir Chakra  or Ashok Chakra posthumously. 

 In terms  of  this  Ministry’s  letters dated  23.02.96  and  04.07.96, referred  to  above,  instructions  were  issued  for  grant  of 1st Class /2nd  AC Complimentary Card  passes  to  Defence  personnel  recipients of  gallantry  awards  of  Chakra series  and  to widows of posthumous  awardees of Chakra  series  awards viz. Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya  Chakra, for  life-long free rail travel  over all Indian Railways (except Metro Railway/Kolkata)in 1st Class/2nd  AC alongwith one  companion in the same  Class, by any train other than  Rajdhani/ Shatabdi trains. Subsequently, in terms of letters dated 25.02.2003, 09.04.2008 and  13.05.2011, the  Complimentary  Card passes issued  to all categories  of Chakra awardees have been made  valid for  travel  by AC 2 tier /AC 3 tier of Rajdhani express trains and Chair Car (CC)  of Shatabdi /Jan Shatabdi  Express trains.  Further, in  terms of the  letter dated  06.10.2004, the facility of Complimentary Card  pass  has been extended  to the widow  after the death of  such a  gallantry  awardee.

2.         The issue   regarding  extension of the  aforesaid facility of  Complimentary  Card  passes  to the parents of  unmarried  personnel from the armed  forces  who have been awarded Param Vir Chakra or Ashok Chakra  posthumously  was  under consideration  of this Ministry  and it has now been decided  to extend the  aforesaid  facility of  Complimentary  Card Pass to them.  Accordingly, 1st Class/2nd AC Complimentary Card passes  may be issued  in the joint  name of parents of unmarried  armed force  personnel posthumously awarded  Param Vir Chakra or Ashok Chakra, with similar   facilities of rail  travel  available  on the  Complimentary  Card  pass as are   available  to  Chakra awardees viz, travel  facility over  all Indian Railways (except Metro  Railway/Kolkata) by  1st Class / 2nd AC  in   any  train  including  2AC / 3AC  in  Rajdhani

Express trains and Chair Car (CC) in Shatabdi /Jan Shatabdi trains.  As regards  companion facility, when one of the parents  travels  alone on the  Complimentary Card pass, he/she shall be  entitled to take one  companion  in the same Class  along with him/her. However, when both the parents are travelling  together, the facility of companion  shall not be  admissible on the  Complimentary Card Pass.  The procedure and other  conditions  for issue of  such  Complimentary  Card  passes to  parents in the aforesaid  cases shall be  the  same as followed while  issuing  Complimentary Card  passes to the  gallantry  awardees under the  existing  scheme.

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

RBE No.66/2011

  Board’s ltr No. E(P&A)ll-2008/HRA-10 dated 16.05.2011 [RBE No.66/2011]

Sub: Decision of the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to re-classification of cities /towns for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees.

Attention is invited to para 6 of Board’s letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 on the above mentioned subject, vide which the special dispensation for grant of HRA has been allowed to continue to (i) Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida & Gurgaon at “X” class city rates and (ii) Jalandhar Cantt., Shillong, Goa & Port Blair at “Y” class city rates and to state that the special dispensation allowed to Panchkula for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)ll-2003/HRA-6 dated 19.8.2003, shall also continue.

2.         In this context, it is also clarified that any other similar special dispensation allowed by the Railway Board in the past in respect of other cities for grant of HRA at higher rates and not specifically mentioned in Board’s letter of even     No. dated 12.9.2008 shall continue to apply, if the same has not been superceded/dispensed with or the existing classification of such city has not been revised to higher classification on account of the population criteria, vide Board’s letter of even no. dated 12.9.2008.

3.         These orders shall be effective from lst  September, 2008.

4.         All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders shall continue to apply.

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

RBE No.68/2011

  Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2011 GS1-2 dated 18.5.2011   [RBE No.68/2011]

Sub: Submission of Immovable Property Returns by officers of Group ‘A’ Central Services for the year 2010 [as on 01.01.2011] –Placing in the public domain regarding.  

A copy of Department of Personnel and Training’s O.M. No.11013/3/2011-Estt-A dated 11.04.2011 on the above subject is sent herewith.  As directed therein the immovable property returns submitted by members of all Group ‘A’ services of the Government of India for the year 2010 i.e. as on 1.1.2011 be placed in the public domain by the respective cadre controlling authorities by 31.5.2011 and report compliance.

2.         The corresponding provisions to Rule 18[1] [ii] of the Central Civil Services [Conduct] Rules; mentioned in the first para of the O.M. dated 11.4.2011, are contained in Rule 18[1] [ii] of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966.

Copy of Dept. of Personnel and Training’s O.M.No.11013/3/2011-Estt-A dtd 11.04.2011

Sub: Submission of immovable Property Returns by officers of Group A Central Services for the year 2010 (as on 01.01.2011) – Placing in the public domain regarding.

Rule 18(1) (ii) of the CCS (Conduct) Rules have provision for submission of annual property returns in respect of immovable property by all Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers by 31st January of each year. Conduct Rules for Railways and other Rules in respect of Central Government servants contain similar provisions.

2.         It has been decided that the immovable property returns submitted by members of all Group ‘A’ Services of the Central Government for the year 2010 i.e. as on 01.01.2011 will be placed in public domain by the respective cadre controlling authorities by 31.05.2011. A copy of the circular in this connection issued by Establishment Officer to all Ministries/ Departments is also enclosed herewith.
3.         All the Cadre Controlling authorities in respect of Group ‘A’ Central Services are requested to ensure compliance. They are also requested to report status on 31.05.2011.

Copy of DOP&T’s Circular  F.No.11/7/2011-EO[PR] dated 04.04.2011 addressed to All Chief Secretaries of the State Govts and copied to others.

Sub: Submission of immovable Property Returns by IAS officers for the year 2010 (as on 01.01.2011) – Placing in the public domain regarding.

Sir,

As per Rule 16[2] of AIS [Conduct] Rules, 1968, all the members of the Service are required to submit their Immovable Property Returns [IPRs] latest by 31st January every year.  Vide this Department’s circular of even number, dated 22nd December, 2010 all State Governments and Central Ministries/Departments were requested to forward Immovable Property Returns of all IAS officers for the year 2010, to the Department of Personnel and Training [DOPT] latest by 15th February, 2011.  Subsequently D.O. letters were issued to all Chief Secretaries by Secretary, DOPT to forward the IPRs  of all IAS officers borne on their cadre latest by 26th March, 2011.

2.         It has been decided that officers who do not submit the property return in time would be denied Vigilance Clearance and will not be considered for promotion and empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India.   Government of India have also decided that the annual property return as on January 1, 2011 of members of All India Service and other Group ‘A’ Central Service Officers will be placed in the public domain.

3.         Against this backdrop, it is once again requested that IPRs of all IAS officers working in the State Governments and Central Ministries/Dept. be forwarded to reach us positively by 5 p.m. on 20.4.2011.

4.         The decisions of Government of India contained in Para 2 of this circular may be brought  to the notice of the officers concerned and they be requested to adhere to the time and date indicated in Para 3 above.  The names of defaulting officers will be put up on the website of DOPT and action initiated in terms of the decision enumerated in Para 2 of this letter.

RBE No.69/2011

  Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dated 20.05.2011 [RBE No.69/2011]

Sub: Extension of scope of Family Pension to widowed/divorced /unmarried daughter and dependent disabled  siblings of Central Government servants/pensioners- Clarifications regarding.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No.1/13/09-P&PW[E] dated 28th April, 2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance.  As advised by DOP&PW in para 6 of the enclosed O.M., the family pension claims of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters and dependent disabled siblings may be settled on priority.

2.         A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed O.M. and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions is given below:

S.No. DOP&PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions
1 O.M.No.45/86/97-P&PW[A] dt.27.10.1997 Lt. No. F[E]III/97/PN1/22 dt. 05.11.1997
2 O.M.No.1/19/03-P&PW[E] dt. 30.08.2004 [actually it is 25.08.2004] Lt. No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 dt. 16.3.2005
3 O.M.No.1/19/03-P&PW[E] dt. 11.10.2006 Lt. No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 dt. 13.10.2006
4 O.M.No.1/19/03-P&PW[E] dt. 06.09.2007 Lt. No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dt. 18.09.2007
5 O.M.No.1/15/2008-P&PW[E] dt. 17.08.2009 Lt. No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dt. 02.09.2009

Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No.1/13/09-P&PW[E] dated 28.04.2011

Sub: Extension of scope of Family Pension to widowed/ divorced /unmarried daughter and dependent disabled siblings of Central Government servants/pensioners – Clarifications – reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that as per the existing provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as amended from time to time, the son/daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner is eligible for family pension upto the date of his/her marriage / remarriage or till he/she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier. Further, a disabled son/daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner suffering from any disorder or disability of mind, including mentally retarded, or who is physically crippled or disabled, is eligible for family pension for life subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dt. 27.10.97 and No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 30.8.2004 making divorced/ widowed daughters eligible for family pension even after attaining the age limit of 25 years subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. It was subsequently clarified vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 11.10.2006 that family pension to widowed/ divorced daughters is admissible irrespective of the fact that the divorce/widowhood takes place after attaining the age of 25 years or before.

2.         Further, orders have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 6th September, 2007, whereby an unmarried daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner beyond 25 years of age, has been made eligible for family pension at par with the widowed/divorced daughter subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. However, family pension to the widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters shall be payable in order of their date of birth and the younger of them shall not be eligible for family pension unless the next above has become ineligible for grant of family pension. Further, the family pension to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters above the age of 25 years, shall be payable only after the other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to be eligible to receive family pension and that there is no disabled child to receive the family pension.

3.         Subsequently, orders have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/15/2008-P&PW(E) dt. 17.8.2009 whereby dependent disabled siblings of a Government servant/pensioner have been made eligible for family pension for life subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions.

4.         Representations have been received in this Department from various quarters (i.e. Pensioners’ Associations, etc.) to the effect that the claims for family pension of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters and dependent disabled siblings are not being entertained by certain Ministries/Departments on the plea that their names do not appear in the details of family members submitted by the Government servant/Pension to the Head of Office from where he/she had retired. Besides, in cases where a Government servant/Pensioner had expired prior to the issue of above referred orders by this Department, the claims of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters, etc. for family pension are not being entertained by Ministries/Departments on the plea that they were not eligible for family pension at the time of retirement/death of the Government servant or death of the Pensioner. This Department has been requested for issue of appropriate clarificatory orders in the matter so as to settle the family pension claims of the aggrieved widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters, etc., of the Government servants/Pensioners.

5.         The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. It is hereby clarified that subject to fulfilment of other conditions laid down therein, the widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner, will be eligible for family pension with effect from the date of issue of respective orders irrespective of the date of death of the Government servant/Pensioner. Consequently, financial benefits in such cases will accrue from the date of issue of respective orders. The cases of dependent disabled siblings of the Government servants/Pensioners would also be covered on the above lines.

6.         All Ministries/Departments are requested kindly to settle the family pension claims of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters and dependent disabled siblings accordingly on priority. They are also requested to bring these orders to the notice of their attached/subordinate organizations for compliance.

7.         This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No.97/EV/201 1 dated 06.04.2011.

8.         In so far as their applicability to the personnel of Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders are being issued in consultation with the C&AG of India vide their U.O. No.65-Audit (Rules)/14-2010 dt. 26.4.2011.

RBE No.70/2011

  Board’s ltr No. E(D&A)2010 GS1-7 dated 19.5.2011 (RBE No.70/2011)

Sub: Holding of formal/informal functions by Railway servants – involvement of private person, firm, company, organization, etc. – regarding.

In terms of note 2 below rule 13 (1) of the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, a Railway servant shall avoid accepting lavish or frequent hospitality from any individual, industrial or commercial firms, organizations, etc. having official dealing with him. Further, a Railway servant is expected to avoid the familiarity arising out of private hospitality.

2.         A case has recently come to the notice of Board where a group of Railway officers arranged a function in a reputed private hotel to bid farewell to a senior Officer retiring on superannuation. Though the function was purportedly arranged on contribution from the Railway Officers, a substantial amount was paid by a private party towards the expenditure for holding the function.

3.         Board desire that all Railway servants should follow the extant rules on the subject scrupulously and violation, if any, will be viewed seriously inviting strict punitive action.

RBE No.71/2011

  Board’s ltr. No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1 dated 20.05.2011 [RBE No.712011]

Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are    in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 01.01.2011.

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 11.04.2011 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions ( Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

2.         In pursuance of the enhanced rates of ex-gratia to the surviving SRPF( C) retirees issued vide Board’s letter No.F(E)III/98/PN1/Ex-Gr/3 dated 15.11.2006 para 1[ii] of DOP&PW’s O.M.dated 11.04.2011 may be read as under:-

“The surviving Group ‘A’, ’B’ , ‘C’ and ‘D’ SRPF (Contributory) beneficiaries who had retired from service during the period from 01.04.1957 to 31.12.1985 and have been sanctioned enhanced slab-wise ex-gratia @ r 3000/-, r 1000/-, r 750/- and r 650/- per month respectively w.e.f. 01.11.2006, in lieu of uniform rate of r 600/- p.m. are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 115% w.e.f. 01.01.2011”.

3.         A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memorandum with reference to corresponding Railway instructions is indicated below:-

Sl.No. Para No. & Date of OM No .and date of Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. No. and date of Corresponding orders issued by Railway Board.
1 Para-1 of  OM dated 11.04.2011 OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW[G] dated 27.10.2010 PC-V/2009/A/DR/1 dated 16.11.2010
2 Para-2 of OM dated 11.04.2011 OM No.45/52/97/P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 F(E)III/97/PN1/Ex-Gr/3 dt.31.12.1997.

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

Copy of O.M. F. No.42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 11.04.2011 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions ( Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)

Sub : Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

In continuation to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 27th October, 2010 sanctioning the Dearness Relief to those Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scales of 5th CPC, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief to these Central Government pensioners as under :

(i)     Those who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised scales of 5th CPC are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 115% w.e.f  1.1.2011.

(ii)     The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ r 600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 115% w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

2.     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 are entitled to DR @ 107% w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

(i)     The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of r 605/- p.m.

(ii)     Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 8.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of r 654/-, r 659/-, r 703/- and r 965/-

3.     Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.   In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

4.    This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1[4]/EV/2004 dated 8th April, 2011

 RBE No.72/2011   

  Board’s lt. No. PC-V/2008/A/O/3(OTA) dated 20.05.2011 [RBE No.72/2011]

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

The issue of revising the date of effect of OTA.w.e.f.01-01-2006 instead of   01-9-2008 (as communicated vide para 3 of Board’s letter of even number dated  17-2-2010), as demanded vide item No.24/2010 in DC/JCM, has been considered by the Board. It has now been decided to revise the date of effect of OTA as 01-01-2006. It is however clarified that the basic pay and DA element for the purpose of OTA shall be revised w.e.f.01-01-2006 and other elements constituting emoluments for the purpose of OTA viz. HRA and Transport Allowance etc shall be taken into account at revised rates w.e.f.01-9-2008 as per the Sixth CPC recommendations.

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

RBE No.73/2011

  Board’s letter No. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4 dated 23.05.2011  [RBE No.73/2011]

Sub: Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund — Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition — 2003).

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the  Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 805 (1) and 805 (2) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I 1985 Edition be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 117.

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

Encl: Advance Correction Slip.

Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume-I

[1985 Edition] [Second Reprint Edition-2003].

Chapter-8  -Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Advance Correction Slip No. 117 –Rule 805

[1]        Clause [1] Rule 805 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  500/- 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  500/- amongst different activities will be as under:

 

 []

(I) General activities
[i](a) [1]Education

72.75

(a)[2] Scholarship for higher education of girl children of staff in grade pay 1,800/- and below [@.1,200/- p.m.]

100.00

(a)[3] Scholarship for higher education of Male children of staff in grade pay 1,800/- and below [@1,000/- p.m.]

60.00

(b) Recreation other than sports

22.25

(c) Promotion of  Cultural Activities

10.50

(d)[1] Relief of distress, sickness, etc.

50.00

(d)[2] Relief of distress, sickness, etc. for staff in grade pay 1,800 /- and below

50.00

(e) Women empowerment activities including higher education for girls

23.00

(f)  Miscellaneous

10.50

(ii)  Sports activities

20.00

(iii) Scouts activities

13.50

(iv) Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy

22.50

(v) Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of natural calamities

18.00

(vi)Training for developing occupational skills of physically/mentally challenged wards especially girls of railway employees

27.00

Total

500.00

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2009/FU-1/4 dated 17.08.2009 and E[W]2010/FU-1/4 dated 26.4.2010 and 15.2.2011]

[2]  Note 3 below clause 2 of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

Based on the overall per capita contribution of 20.00 for sports activities, sports allotments shall continue to be made by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with the Railway Sports Promotion Board, to the Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Allotment of 13.50 for scouting activities will also be made by the Ministry of Railways  18/- per capita allotted for “Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of natural calamities” will be made from the “SBF Calamity Relief Fund” at the level of the Ministry of Railways.  Therefore, allotment for 51.50 will be authorised centrally by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] from sanctioned Budget allotments.

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2010/FU-1/4 dated 26-4-2010]

RBE No.74/2011

  Board’s ltr No. E(W)2007/PS5-3/10 dated 24.5.2011 (RBE No.74/2011)

Sub:Complimentary Card passes issued to freedom fighters/ their widows – validity to travel in 2nd AC in Rajdhani trains.

 Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)89/PS 5-6/13  Vol.I dated 31.8.1989 and letter of even number dated 16.6.2010.

In terms of Railway Board’s letter No.E(W)89/PS 5-6/13 Vol.I dated 31.8.1989 freedom fighters/their widows receiving pension from Central revenues under the “Swatantrata Sainik Samman Pension Scheme” of the Government of India, are issued Complimentary Card passes on life time basis for free rail travel over all Indian Railways      (except Metro Railway/Kolkata) in 1st Class/ 2nd AC alongwith one companion in same class by any train other than Rajdhani/Shatabdi trains.

2.         The validity of aforesaid Complimentary Card passes issued to freedom fighters/their widows was extended for travelling by 3rd AC in Rajdhani trains and Chair Car (CC) of Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains alongwith one companion in same class besides the existing entitlements, in terms of Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 16.6.2010 referred to above.

3.         The demand of the freedom fighters to permit them rail travel by 2nd AC in Rajdhani trains on the Complimentary Card passes issued to them had been under consideration of this Ministry. It has now been decided in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs to let the freedom fighters/their widows travel by 2nd AC in Rajdhani trains alongwith one companion in same class on the Complimentary Card passes provided to them. Accordingly, the 1st Class /2nd AC Complimentary Card passes issued to freedom fighters/their widows shall be valid for travel in 2nd AC/3rd AC in Rajdhani trains alongiwth one companion in same Class, besides the existing entitlement of travel by Chair Car(CC) in Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi trains and 1st Class/ 2nd AC in other mail/express trains. The Card pass issued to freedom fighters/their widows may accordingly by stamped as below:

            “ Valid for travel in 2 AC/ 3 AC in Rajdhani trains and Chair Car (CC) in Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi trains alongwith one companion in same Class.

Signature of issuing authority”     

4.         Other conditions as contained in Board’s letter dated 31.8.1989 shall remain same.

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

Sd/-

(Debasis Mazumdar)/JDE(Welfare) Rly. Board

RBE No.76/2011

  Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2010/AL-28/46 dated 26.5.2011 [RBE No.76/2011]

Sub: Payment of Composite Transfer Grant.

            Representations have been received from various quarters for doing away with the condition of production of documentary evidence for transportation of personal effects from one station to another for admissibility of 100% CTG, where transferee/retiree submits self declaration of having transported personal effects by own means, without availing of the facility of Kit Pass, VPU and Goods/Container.

The matter has been examined and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth:

(i)      When transferee/retiree submits self declaration that transportation of personal effects has been made by own arrangement and facility of Kit Pass/VPU/Goods Train/Container has not been availed of, production of documentary evidence of such transportation of personal effects by own arrangement need not be insisted upon, subject to fulfillment of other conditions. Proof of journey/change of residence will however continue to be required. In the cases where Kit Pass has been availed by the railway employee for transportation of personal effects, extant provisions under the rules would continue to be applicable to regulate quantum of Composite Transfer Grant.

(ii)    For short distance transfers/settlement after retirement within the same station or to an outstation within 20 Kms., where transportation of personal effects is generally carried out by road, CTG may be granted at prescribed rates, i.e. 1/3rd of Basic Pay on production of documentary proof of change of residence, as a result of transfer/retirement, subject to fulfillment of other conditions.

 [RBE No.62/2011]

Board’s letter No. E[W]2011/PS5-13/1 dated 13.05.2011 together
with letter dated 21.02.1986.

Sub:   Issue of Duty Card/Cheque  passes to the personnel of
Government Railway Police

In terms of provisions contained in item 37 under Schedule VII of Railway
Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986, personnel of Government Railway Police may be
issued Duty Card /Cheque passes for traveling over the Railways in performance
of their duties over specified jurisdiction.  Further conditions relating to issue of
such Card/Cheque passes to GRP personnel are contained in Railway Board’s
letter No. E[W]86/PS5-13/1 dated 21.02.86.
2. It has come to notice that some of the Railways are deviating from the
policy instructions contained in Board’s aforementioned letter dated 21.02.86 in
the matter of issuing Duty Card/Cheque passes to GRP personnel.  Some of the
Railways have also sought clarifications from Railway Board in the matter.  It is
clarified that Duty Card/Cheque passes are to be issued to GRP personnel
exactly in accordance with the policy instructions contained in Board’s letter
dated 21.02.86. Any deviation/digression from the said policy guidelines is not
permissible.  A gist of the policy contained in Board’s letter of 21.2.86 is as
mentioned below:
i. Duty Card passes may be issued to GRP personnel who are required
to travel frequently and pass entitlements of such personnel should
generally correspond to similarly placed Railway officials.  Pay scale/Pay
limits have been prescribed in the letter dated 21.02.86 for issue of 1st  Class /2nd
Class Duty Card pass. 1st  AC Class Duty Card passes may also be issued to eligible officers of GRP viz. IG/DIG/AIG.  However, no metal  passes are to be  issued  to GRP officers.
ii. Such a Card pass shall be issued to a GRP officer/personnel only if
he/she is exclusively in-charge of or concerned with Railway Police  and has
no other duties to perform.  In cases where GRP officers are supervising
Railway police in addition to certain other duties, they may be issued Duty
Cheque passes in connection with performance of duties over the Railways
for self only, with the approval of the General Manager.
iii. Such Duty Card passes shall be available for the entire jurisdiction of
the officer/officials of GRP even if the same extends to the contiguous
Railway[s].  The passes will be issued by the Railway covering  the
headquarters of the GRP personnel concerned.  Duty Card passes covering
other States or with all India validity shall not be issued to GRP
officers/personnel in view of the limitation of their jurisdiction.
iv. Permission for the family to accompany the GRP officer while travelling
on duty within the jurisdiction specified as also facility of orderlies/attendants
would be granted on the Duty Card pass in cases where GRP officers are
otherwise eligible for such facility.  Family is defined in the letter of 21.2.86.
v. In cases where State Governments do not find the above stated
arrangements satisfactory, the GRP officers/personnel may perform journey
on duty on the Railways under the civil travelling allowance rules applicable
to them by purchasing tickets and Railways will bear the cost as per policy
prescribed in letter dated 21.02.86.
3. The requirement of Duty Card/Cheque passes to be issued to GRP
personnel should be correctly assessed having regard to movement of trains and
other relevant factors and such number of passes may be issued keeping a
proper accountal thereof.
4. It is once again clarified that policy instructions contained in Board’s letter
dated 21.02.86 need to be scrupulously followed  in the matter of issue of passes
to personnel of Government Railway Police.
5. This disposes of the letter No. E/P/GRP-Card Pass/Patna/ECR/07/562
dated 22.02.2011 of East Central Railway and letter no. P-HQ/PAS/982/1/12991
dated 24.01.2011 of South East Central Railway vide which clarifications were
sought by them.
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RBE NO. 41/86
Board’s letter No. E(W)86PS5-13/1   dated  21.2.1986 [RBE NO. 41/86]
Sub: Issue of Duty Card Passes  to  the Personnel of  Government Railway Police.
***
Instructions  have been  issued  from time to time on the subject  of issue
of  Duty Card Passes  to the personnel of the Government Railway  Police. A number of  references   are being  received from  Zonal Railway Administrations
and  Inspector  General of Police of  various  State Governments  seeking
clarifications  in regard to issue  of  Passes to the above personnel. It has
accordingly been considered necessary to  consolidate the same  in a  general
circular  covering  the  salient  points  of  the instructions to  ensure  strict
compliance  with the same.  These  instructions are  as under :-
i) Duty  Card Passes   : Duty  Card Passes  are  to  be issued to the  Government
Railway Police  Personnel  who are  required to  tour  frequently and the
class of  pass issued  should not be higher  than that allowed  to the Railway
Officials drawing corresponding  salaries namely,  575/-  and  above  I
Class,  and  less than  575/- . II Class. Where, however, the  State
Governments do not find  this arrangement satisfactory  there is no objection
to their  Government  Railway  Police
personnel  being  governed  by  the  civil  travelling  allowance  rules,
whereunder  journeys will be made on tickets purchased in the  ordinary  way
and the  permissible  travelling  allowance  drawn, the  Railways bearing the
actual cost  of the tickets of the class admissible to the ‘order staff ’  under the
civil travelling rules and  ¼ th of  cost of the tickets admissible  to and
purchased  by the  Supervisory Staff.
ii) Duty Card Pass may  also be  issued to an  Assistant  Inspector  General or
Deputy Inspector  General or  Inspector  General of police of a State, only  if
he is in sole  charge of the  supervision of  Railway  Police and  has no other
duties to perform.   Therefore, no Duty Card Pass should be  granted to an
Inspector  General, Deputy or Assistant Inspector  General of Police whose
work  does not consist  solely  of the charge of  railway Police. There is
however, no objection to  General  Managers  issuing  duty cheque passes
(  to the officer only  and not for  the family ) to an Inspector  General or  to
Deputy  or  Assistant Inspector  General of Police whose duties also involve
the  supervision of the  Railway Police  force, but only on  these occasions  on
which they  proceed  on tour  with the particular  purpose of  inspecting  or
supervising  the  Railway Police  or  on matters  directly  connected with the
Railway  Police.
iii) Duty Card Passes issued to  the  Officer of  the  GRP  may be made
available for the  entire  jurisdiction of the official concerned  even  if the
same  extends  to the continguous  railway.   The pass will be  issued  by the
railway  covering the  headquarters of the  GRP  personnel  concerned.
iv)  As regards the grant of passes  to the orderlies of  Government  Railway
Police  officers,  the  requisite  number of card passes  should be issued  on
indent  from the Government Railway  Police  officers  for use by the
orderlies  required to travel on  railway duty in the same way as  for  journeys
of peons  attached  to  Railway Officers,  namely one peon /orderly is
permitted to  accompany  one officer.
v) Passes in favour of the  officers  of the  GRP  will be issued with an
endorsement  permitting the  officer’s family*  to  accompany him  while
touring only  within  his  jurisdiction  and  not outside his jurisdiction.  However, the family members cannot  travel  independent  of the  officer who
proceeds  on  duty.
* Family for purposes of  these  rules  is defined  as under:-
a)      (i)  Wife  of  an employee  whether  she is  earning   or  not.
(ii)  Husband of an employee  whether he is  earning or not.
b)     Sons  under  21 years  of  age, provided they are  wholly
dependent  on the employee.
c)    Unmarried   daughters  whether they are  earning  or not;
d) Widowed daughters provided  they  are  wholly dependent  on the
employee;
e) Step-sons, unmarried  step-daughters, and one  adopted  child,
subject to the age  limit  prescribed in (b)  above  provided they
are wholly dependant  on the employee.
f) Legally  divorced  daughter, provided  she  is  wholly  dependant
on the  railway employee for  her maintenance  and  resides  with
him  and  has no independent  source of income.
NOTE: i)    Family does not cover parents including widowed mother;
ii)  The age restrictions   laid  down  in  sub-clause  (i) will not    apply to bona-
fide students  of recognized  educational  institutions. This  is not  admissible
for language / correspondence courses  either  whole  time or  part time and
also student  sons/ daughters  who have  appeared in an examination  or
passed   the same  till they are  re –admitted.
A certificate from the Head of the recognized institution must be obtained and
furnished to the pass issuing authority to prove that he is a bonafide student.
vi) Officers of the  GRP  even if  drawing  pay  of   1800/-  and above per
month are not  eligible  to be issued DCP /Cheque  Passes  in Air  -
Conditioned  class.
vii) The penalty  for  loss of  DCP / Cheque  Pass will be the  same as
applicable  to  Railway  Officers  which  are  as under :-
Duty  Card Passes
(i) First Class        –  35/-
(ii) Second  Class         –  12.50/-
Cheque Passes
(i)        First Class        –  10/-
(iii) Second  Class        –  5/-
viii)        The  Duty  Card  Passes  as  also ‘General’ Card  Passes  issued  to
GRP personnel are exempted  from affixing  of photographs provided  he is
carrying with him  a  valid  identity  card with  photograph issued  by  his  parent
department.   The  requirement  in  regard  to  filling  up of the entries   in the
Annexure of the  card pass has to be  complied with,  failing which,  the  holder
will be  treated  as travelling without  valid  authority.
2.              The  above  will be  in supersession of  instructions  issued on the
subject.

[RBE No. 75/2011]

Board’s ltr No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[3]/4[Transfer Policy] dtd 25.05.2011 [RBE No.
75/2011]
Sub: Clarification on Inter-Divisional /Unit transfer of  sportspersons recruited against sports quota, within the Railway.

Please connect Board’s policy letter of even number dt. 17.02.2011
containing instructions for transfer of sportspersons, recruited against sports
quota, from one Railway/Unit/Division to another Railway/Unit/Division.
In reference to Para 3 of said letter, it is clarified that for considering the
transfer cases of sportspersons recruited against sports quota, from one
Division/Unit to another Division/Unit, within the same Railway, the same may be
decided exclusively by the General Manager concerned, under the provisions of
Para 2[i]&[ii].
As per Para 5 of the said letter, relaxation in five years’ service condition to
the sportspersons not covered under Para 2[ii]; can only be granted by Board
[MS] to the sportspersons having medal winning performance in the recognized
International Championships, after joining the Railway.
This also disposes WCR’s letter No. WCR/P.HQ/Ruling/O/991/Sports/S.No.165 dt. 29.04.2011

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RBE No. 77/2011

Board’s letter No.    E(NG)II/98/RC-1/64 dated 31.05.2011    [RBE No.
77/2011]
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds- Delegation of power- regarding.
…In order to process and finalize the cases for appointment on compassionate
grounds in shortest possible time to meet the very objective of such appointment,
the matter of delegation of power to Railway Administration has been under
consideration of this Ministry for quite some time. Accordingly, Board have
decided that in supersession of the stipulation made vide Board’s letter No.
E(NG)II/96/RC-1/116 JCM/DC dated 06/01/97, para (1) & (2) of letter No.
E(NG)II/98/RC-1/64 dated 28/07/2000 and para (1) of letter No. E(NG)II/98/RC-
1/64 dated 06/01/2009, General Managers may consider and decide the time
barred cases of compassionate appointment which are upto twenty five (25)
years old from the date of death/medical unfitness of the ex-employee. Such
cases are to be decided by the General Managers at their personal level only
and are not to be delegated further.
2.  It has further been decided to delegate the powers to General Managers which
has hitherto been vested with Board, in terms of stipulation made in letter No.
E(NG)II/2009/RC-1/SCR/39 dated 04.06.2010. Also, while considering cases of
appointment, in Grade Pay of  4600/-, in terms of Board’s letter dated 04.06.10, it must
be ensured that candidates are first class Engineering Graduates and are in possession
of prescribed qualification for the posts.
3.  It has further been decided that cases which are covered in terms of stipulation
made vide letter No. E(NG)II/83/RC-1/68 dated 07/12/1983, may now be decided by the
General Managers at their personal level only with the prior personal concurrence of the
FA & CAO (not to be delegated further) concerned. In rare and exceptional cases, while
agreeing to fixation of initial pay at a higher stage than that normally admissible, it must
be ensured that valid and strong justification exist for such an action.
4.  All those cases which have already been decided need not be re-opened.
Further, all references (cases) made to Board as on the date of issue of this letter and
not yet decided may be treated as withdrawn and be dealt at the General Manager’s
level.
5.  As regards power to relax minimum educational qualification in Grade Pay of
1800/-, the same will continue to be vested with Railway Board.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/83/RC-1/64 dated 07.12.1983
Sub: Employment on compassionate grounds- Fixation of initial pay.

Reference Ministry of Railways’ letter No. E[NG]III/78/RC1/1 dated 07.04.83 as
amended from time to time on the above noted subject.  Instructions contained therein
provide for compassionate appointment in the initial recruitment grades in non-gazetted
posts.  These instructions do not make any specific mention of fixation of pay at a stage
higher than the minimum of the scale and accordingly the normal rules and orders in this
regard will apply.  However, attention in this connection is invited to para 601 of the
Indian Railway Establishment Manual.
The Ministry of Railways have had occasion to review the position regarding
fixation of initial pay in cases of appointment on compassionate grounds.  They have
now decided that in such cases, the pay should be fixed at the stage in the relevant pay
scale as normally admissible under the Rules.  However, if in any rare  and exceptional  case, where the circumstances are particularly distressing and fixation of initial pay at a
stage higher than that normally admissible under the rules is considered justified, the
Railway may approach the Ministry with particulars of the case and with their
recommendation regarding the higher stage at which the initial pay should be fixed
alongwith justification in support thereof.  In no case should pay be fixed at a higher
stage in such cases without the prior approval of this Ministry.
*****
RBE No.78/2011

Board’s letter No.    E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.06.2011  [RBE No.78/2011]

Sub: Clarification on increase in certain allowances by 25% as
a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f 01.01.2011.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008
containing revised policy instructions on Children Education Allowance and
Hostel Subsidy admissible to Railway servants based on the recommendations
of Sixth Central Pay Commission as per DOP&Ts OM No.1201l/03/2008-Estt.
(Allowance) dated 02.09.2008. Reference is also invited to Railway Board’s letter
No. E(W)2008/ED-2/5 dated 13-10-2008 containing instructions on Special
Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for
disabled children as per DOP&T’s OM NO.12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated
11.09.2008. As per revised scheme, reimbursement limits on Children Education
Allowance and Hostel subsidy would be raised by 25% every time the Dearness
Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
2.  Railway Board vide letter No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 25-03-2011
has enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees from
the existing rate of 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.
3.  Consequent to aforesaid enhancement in Dearness Allowance to
51%, limits on reimbursement of Children Education Allowance & Hostel
Subsidy shall go up by 25% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011. DOP&T vide
Office Memorandum No.12011/01/2011-Estt.(Allowance) dated 04-05-2011
(copy enclosed) has issued clarification to this effect that Children
Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy allowance shall be enhanced by 25%
as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance to 51% w.e.f. 1st  January,
2011. The clarification issued by DOP&T shall apply mutatis mutandis in respect
of Railway employees.

.
Copy of DOP&T’s  O.M. No.12011/01/2011-Estt.(Allowance) dated 04.05.2011
Sub:Clarification on increase in certain allowances by 25% as
a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f 01.01.2011.

On the above mentioned subject, it is stated that consequent upon enhancement
of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 51% w.e.f. 1st
January, 2011 vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M No 1(2)2011-E-
II (B) dated 24th March, 2011, the following points are clarified :
a)  The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall
be  15,000/- per child. Accordingly, the quarterly claim could be more than  3750/- in
one quarter and less than  3750/- in another quarter subject to the annual ceiling of
15,000/- per child and Hostel Subsidy shall be  3750/- per month per child ;
b)  The rates of Special Allowance for Child Care to women with disabilities stands
revised to  1250/- per month, and
c)  The annual ceiling for reimbursement of education allowance for disabled
children of Government employees shall be treated as revised to  30,000/- per annum
per child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of Government employees
shall be treated as revised from  6000/- per child per month to  7500/- per child per
month.
2 . These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2011.
3.  These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in this
Department’s O.M. No 12011/03/2008-Estt (Allowance) dated 2.9.2008 and O.M. No
12011/04/2008 dated 11.9 2008.
****
RBE No.86/2011

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/PM1/14 dated 10.06.2011 [RBE No.86/2011]
Sub: Ad-hoc promotion of staff in Construction and other  projects.

According to extant procedure, Construction/Projects are treated as
extension of the cadre of posts in the Railway/Division in the jurisdiction of which
such projects are located and all their requirements are being taken care of by
Open Line Administration.  Since all such posts are already being taken into
account for extending promotion to staff against such posts, there is hardly any
post[s] against which such adhoc promotion could be given. 2. The matter has been considered afresh by the Board and it has been
decided that in order to avoid unintended benefit to the junior employees working
in Construction Organisation, the ad-hoc promotions  in Construction
Organisation should be restricted and instructions in this regard as contained in
Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-97/PM1/30 dated 27.03.1998 read with para 216A of
IREM Vol.-I, 1989 should be strictly adhered to.  In no case, second ad-hoc
promotion should be allowed under any circumstances.
3. It has also been decided that henceforth all promotions shall be done with
the approval of the Cadre Controlling authority who is competent to issue regular
promotions.  The need for ad-hoc promotion should be personally approved by
the Cadre Controlling Authority of the Open Line before any such ad-hoc
promotion is granted by Construction Organisation.

RBE No.85/2011

Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/4 dated 09.06.2011  [RBE No.85/2011]
Sub: Emoluments reckoned for calculating retirement /
death benefits of staff working in the Construction Organisations — PNM/NFIR Item No.3/2008 and PNM/AIRF Item No.7/2009.

The Staff side, in the PNM forum has requested for withdrawal of the instructions
contained in this office letter of even number dated 19.8.2010 regarding reckoning of
emoluments for calculating retirement/death benefits of staff working in the Construction
Organisations.
2.  The matter has been reconsidered in detail by the Board and it has now been
held that the instructions contained in para 1 of this office letter No.E(NG)l 70 SR 6/43
dated 13.3.1972 which provide that the benefit of one grade higher shall not be taken
into consideration for any purpose including eligibility for selection to Class II posts, is
limited in its scope for selection to Class II posts, seniority benefits etc., and does not
have applicability to reckoning of emoluments for calculating retirement/death benefits of
staff working in the Construction Organisations. As such, it has been decided by the
Board that the basic pay drawn by an employee on adhoc promotion in the Construction
Originations shall be reckoned as pay in terms of clause (i) of Rule 1303 [(F.R.9)(21)(a)
(i) of Indian Railways Establishment Code Vol.-II/1987 Edition for the purpose of
reckoning of emoluments in terms of Rule 49 of the Railway Services (Pension) Rules,
1993. Consequently, the instructions contained in this office letter of even number dated 19.8.2010 may be treated as withdrawn. Cases decided prior to 19.8.2010 need not be
reopened.
.
***
RBE No.80/2011

Board’s letter No. E[W]/2010/PS-5/17/1 dated 3.6.2011   [RBE No.80/2011]
Sub: Issue of Privilege Pass/PTO and Post Retirement  Complimentary Pass in the next year’s account.

Clause (xiv) of Rule 3 under General Rules Relating To Privilege
Passes/PTOs contained in Schedule -II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway
Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986, as subsequently amended by ACS No. 31 issued
vide Board’s letter No. E(W)2000/PS 5-1/35 dated 12-1-2001, provides that when
an employee has availed all passes due to him/her in a calendar year, one set of
pass and/or one set of PTO may be issued to him/her for journeys commencing
in the next year only and the Pass/PTO may be debited to the next year’s Pass
Account, and such advance issue of Pass/PTO should not exceed 60 days of the
current year from the date of issue. Similarly, item No.(i) under Column 4 (Other
facilities) of Schedule-IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass) of the said
Rules, as subsequently amended by ACS No.34, issued vidè Board’s letter No.
E(W)2000/PS 5-1/35 dated 19-04-2001, provides that a retired Railway servant
may be issued, on his/her request, one set of Complimentary Pass 60 days in
advance of the current calendar year from the date of issue, for journeys
commencing in the next year duly debiting such issue of complimentary pass in
the next year’s account.
2.  It has been represented by the Staff side that reservation in trains being now
available 90 days in advance of the date of journey, the period of 60 days for issue of
advance Privilege Pass/PTO/Post Retirement Complimentary Pass may be extended so
that reservation could be applied for well in advance of the intended date of journey as
per extant advance reservation provisions.
3.  The matter has been considered and the President is pleased to direct that
clause (xiv) of Rule 3 under General Rules Relating To Privilege Passes/PTOs as
contained in Schedule —II (Pass on Privilege account) and item no. (i) under Column 4
(Other facilities ) of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Pass ) shall be
amended as per Advance Correction Slip No.68 enclosed.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO.68 TO THE RAILWAY SERVANTS (PASS) RULES, 1986 (2nd EDITION, 1993)
1. Clause (xiv) of Rule 3 under General Rules Relating to Privilege Passes/PTOs as
contained in Schedule-II (Pass on Privilege Account) of Railway Servants (Pass)
Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) may be amended as under:-
“ When an employee has availed all passes due to him/her in a calendar year, one
set of Pass and /or one set of PTO may be issued to him/her for journeys commencing
in the next year only and the Pass/PTO may be debited to the next year’s pass
account. Such Pass/PTO should not be issued more than 100 days in advance of
beginning of the next year. The Pass/PTO shall be valid for 4 months from the date of
issue.”
2. Item No.(i) under column 4 (Other facilities) of Schedule IV (Post Retirement
Complimentary Pass) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (2nd Edition 1993) may
be amended as under:-
“A retired Railway Servant may be issued, on his/her request, one set of
Complimentary Pass not more than 100 days in advance of beginning of the next year,
for journeys commencing in the next year duly debiting such issue of complimentary
pass in the next year’s pass account. The validity of the pass shall be four months from
the date of issue.”
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2010/PS5-17/l dated 3-6-2011)
*******
RBE No.79 /2011

Board’s letter No. E[G]2007/LE 2/4 dated 3.6.2011  [RBE No.79 /2011]
Sub:  Regularisation of period of unauthorized absence.

Consolidated instructions on the subject of regularization of unauthorized
absence issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
[Department of Personnel and Training], vide their O.M. No. No.13026 /3/2010-
Estt. (Leave) dated 22.6.2010, is enclosed.  These instructions shall apply
mutatis-mutandis on the Railways.
2. The Railway rules corresponding to the CCS rules quoted in the
Department of Personnel & Training’s instructions are indicated below:S.No. CCS Rules Railway Rules
i] Rule 27 of CCS [Pension]Rules, 1972 Rule 42 of the Railway Services [Pension Rules,
1993
ii] FR 17[1] Rule 1302 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.II, 1987 Edition
Iii] Rule No. 25 and 32[2][a] of CCS [Leave]
Rules, 1972
Rule Nos. 518 and 530[2][a] respectively of the
Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I, 1985 Edition
O.M. No. No.13026 /3/2010-Estt. (Leave) dated 22.6.2010
Sub:Consolidated instructions on Regularization of Unauthorized Absence.
*****
The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving
various references from Ministries/ Departments regarding regularization of
unauthorized absence for long periods. The references are made basically
because the Ministries/Departments do not follow the prescribed procedure for
dealing with such unauthorized absence. Guidelines/instructions exist for
handling such situations.

2.      As per Rule 25 of the CCS (Leave) Rules 1972.

(1) Unless the authority competent to grant leave extends the leave, a
Government servant who remains absent after the end of leave is entitled to no
leave salary for the period of such absence and that period shall be debited
against his leave account as though it were half pay leave, to the extent such
leave is due, the period in excess of such leave due being treated as
extraordinary leave.

(2) Willful absence from duty after the expiry of leave renders a Government
servant liable to disciplinary action. Government of India decisions also exist that
a Government Servant who remains absent without any authority should be
proceeded against immediately and this should not be put off till the absence
exceeds the limit prescribed in Rule 32(2) (a) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.
3.      It is once again stressed that a Govt. servant who remains absent without
any authority should be proceeded against immediately. All Ministries/
Departments are requested to ensure that in all cases of unauthorized absence
by a Government Servant, he should be informed of the consequences of such
absence and be directed to rejoin duty immediately / within a specified date, say
within three days, failing which he would be liable for disciplinary action under
CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. If the Government Servant does not join duty by the stipulated date the Disciplinary Authority should initiate disciplinary action against
him and the disciplinary case should be conducted and concluded as quickly as
possible.

4.      It is only due to apathy of the Disciplinary Authorities that the situation
arises where long pending unauthorized absence leads to delay in other service
matters of Government Servants, including promotions. To avoid such situations
all Ministries / Departments should advise Disciplinary Authorities to ensure that
prompt action is taken against Government Servants who absent themselves
with out permission and that Charge-Sheets are issued without delay.

5.      The consequences and procedure to be followed in respect of an officer
who is absent from duty without any authority has been brought out under FR
17(1) and 17-A. As per FR 17-A(iii) without prejudice to the provisions of Rule 27
of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules. 1972, remaining absent without
any authority or deserting the post, shall be deemed to cause an interruption or
break in the service of the employee, unless otherwise decided by the competent
authority for the purpose of leave travel concession, quasi-permanency and
eligibility for appearing in department examinations, for which a minimum period
of continuous service is required.

6.      Comptroller and Auditor General have issued orders that the period of
absence not covered by grant of leave shall have to be treated as “dies non” for
all purposes, viz., increment, leave and pension. Such absence without leave
where it stands singly and not in continuation of any authorized leave of absence
will constitute an interruption of service for the purpose of pension and unless the
pension sanctioning authority exercises its powers under Article 421, Civil
Service Regulations [now Rule 27 of the CCS (pension) Rules] to treat the period
as leave without allowance, the entire past service will stand forfeited.

7.       It may be noted that regularization of unauthorized absence for pension
purpose is to be considered under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Only in cases
where the disciplinary authority is satisfied that the grounds adduced for
unauthorized absence are justified, the leave of the kind applied for and due and
admissible may be granted to him under the CCS (Leave) Rules.
***
RBE No.82/2011

Board’s letter No. E[G]2011 QR1-8 dated 06.06.2011 [RBE No.82/2011]
Sub: Retention of railway quarter by Railway officers/staff
posted to NHAI on deputation.
…The question of allowing the Railway Officers/Staff on deputation with
National Highway Authority of India [NHAI] to retain the Railway Quarters in their
occupation was under consideration of Board.  In exercise of its powers to make
reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or
any  of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board
[full] has decided that Railway personnel who are on deputation with NHAI  [ a
non-Railway PSU]  be allowed retention of Railway quarters  in their occupation
beyond permissible period and up to completion  of all phases of National
Highways Development Project  or NHAI makes its own residential alternative
arrangement, whichever event occurs earlier.
2. The NHAI would be required to pay the market rate of license fee [equal to
damage rent] to the quarter controlling authority in the lending organization and
charge normal license fee from the personnel retaining Railway accommodation.
It would be the responsibility of the borrowing organization i.e. the NHAI to
intimate this office as and when the construction of its own dwelling units is
completed.
3. All other conditions stipulated in earlier orders regarding house retention
are applicable in toto.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.
*******                                                                                                                                   Board’s letter No.PC-V/2008/A/TA/2 dated 08.06.2011 is
forwarded for information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letters dated
12.09.2008 and 29.09.2009 quoted therein were circulated under Serial Circular
Nos.114/2008 and 13/2010, respectively.  It may be ensured that Transport
Allowance @   7000/- per month plus DA thereon for commuting between
residence and office may be allowed only to officers drawing grade pay of
10,000 &  12,000 and those in the HAG+ scale who are entitled to the use of
official car but opted to draw Transport Allowance in lieu of availing the facility of
official vehicle, in terms of Board’s instructions circulated under SC No. 114/2008.

RBE No.84/2011

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/A/TA/2 dated 08.06.2011 [RBE No.84/2011]PC
VI/262
Sub: Grant of Transport Allowance to officers in Grade Pay
of  10,000 and  12000 & those in HAG+ Grade

Consequent to the issue of Board’s letter of even number dated
12.09.2008 and 29.09.2009 various references  were received raising doubts regarding grant of Transport Allowance @   7000/- per month plus DA thereon to
officers drawing Grade Pay of  10,000 and  12000 & those in HAG+ scale.
2. The issue relating to grant of Transport Allowance @   7000/- per month plus
DA thereon vis-à-vis facility to use the official car has been re-considered by the Board
and it has been decided that grant of both the benefits viz. Transport Allowance and
official vehicle is NOT admissible to any officer and therefore, instructions communicated
vide Board’s letter of even number dated 29.09.2009 may be scrupulously followed.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.

***
RBE No.87/2011

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dated 13-06-2011  [RBE No.87/2011]

Sub: Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by  25%
as  a result of  enhancement of  Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2011.

In accordance with the recommendations of 6th  CPC,  the rates of  various
allowances admissible to different categories of railway staff were revised/doubled. The  6th  CPC had also recommended  that the rates of  these
allowances will be increased by 25% every time  the  Dearness Allowance goes
up by 50%. Railway Board, accordingly,  issued instructions in respect of various
allowances  listed in the enclosed  Annexure  along with the letter references
under  which Railways were  authorized to implement  the same.
Subsequent to enhancement  in the rate of Dearness Allowance  to 51%,
the matter regarding revision in the rate of various allowances has been
considered by  the Board.  In order to dispel  any doubts that may arise in the
railways, it is reiterated that the rates of allowances listed in the enclosed
Annexure shall increase by 25% with Dearness Allowance now having gone up
by 50% w.e.f. 01.01.2011.
The terms and conditions  for grant of these  allowances will remain the
same.
***
AnnexureLIST OF VARIOUS  ALLOWANCES THAT STAND REVISED W.E.F. 01.01.2011 ON ACCOUNT  OF  ENHANCEMENT IN THE RATE OF DA TO  51%.
Sl.No.
Name of the  Allowance Authority number and date
1. Daily Allowance F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 01.12.2008
( Para 3 of the  Annexure  to  the letter)
2. Mileage for  road  journey by taxi/own
car /auto-rickshaw/ own scooter/bicycle etc
F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 Dated 01.12.2008 ( Para 2 D (b)  and (c) of the  Annexure  to  the letter )
3. Road Mileage Allowance  and rates for
transportation of House-hold effects on
transfer F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 01.12.2008           (Para A (3) & (4) and para C of  the Annexure  to  the letter )
4. Fixed  Conveyance  Allowance F(E)I/2008/AL-7 / 3 dated 03.10.2008
5. Cycle  Maintenance Allowance F(E)I/2008/AL-7 / 2 dated 18.09.2008
6. Washing  Allowance  F(E)I/2008/AL-29 / 1 dated 30.09.2008
7. Special Compensatory (Scheduled /Tribal Area) AllowanceF(E)I/2008/AL-4 / 7 dated 18.09.2008
8. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance F(E)I/2008/AL-4 / 4 dated 16.09.2008
9. Special  Compensatory (Bad  Climate) F(E)I/2008/AL-4 / 5 dated 16.09.2008
10. Special Compensatory  (Remote  Locality ) Allowance F(E)I/2008/AL-4 / 6 dated 22.09.2008
RBE No.89 /2011

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2003/PM1/37 dated 13.06.2011  [RBE No.89 /2011]
Sub: Procedure for conducting  selections  for promotion
to posts  classified as ‘ Selection’  – Custody  of  answer books.

Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 23.03.2004  &
08.06.2010 on the above subject vide which instructions for coding and decoding
of roll numbers  after  the completion of written  test and safe custody  of  answer
books after the evaluation is over as well as selection proceedings have been
finalized, have been issued.  However, the Central Vigilance Commission  has
brought to the notice of the Board  that instructions indicated above are not being
followed  by some of the Railways and that  there is  delay in handing over the
coded answer sheets to the concerned  evaluating  officer nominated for this
purpose.The matter  has since been considered  and it is  desired that Board’s
instructions, as laid down in the above  mentioned letters, in this regard  should
be scrupulously  followed  without  any  deviation.
***
RBE No.88/2011

Board’s ltr No. E(P&A)I-2011/SP-1/Misc.1 dtd, 13.06.2011 [RBE No.88/2011]

Sub: Enhancement in the rate of  various  allowances by 25% as
a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2011.

In accordance  with the recommendations of VI CPC, the rates of various
allowances admissible to different  categories of railway staff were doubled.  The VI CPC
while making  recommendations  in this regard had  also recommended that the rates of
these  Allowances will be increased  by 25% every time  the  Dearness  Allowance goes
up by 50%. Railway Board  accordingly issued  instructions in respect  of various
allowances  listed in the enclosed Annexure along with the letter references under  which
Railways were authorized  to implement  the same.
2. Subsequent  to enhancement  in the rate of Dearness Allowance  to 51%, the
matter regarding revision in the rate of  various allowances has been considered  by  the
Board. In order  to dispel any doubts that may arise in the Railways, it is reiterated that
the rates of allowances listed in the enclosed  Annexure  shall increase by 25% with
Dearness  Allowance now having gone  up by 50% w.e.f.01.01.2011.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.
4. There is no change in the other terms and conditions  of grant of these allowances.
******
Annexure
LIST OF THE VARIOUS  ALLOWANCES THAT STAND REVISED W.E.F.
01.01.2011  ON ACCOUNT  OF  ENHANCEMENT IN THE RATE OF DA TO
51%.
Sl.No. Name of the  Allowance Authority number and date
1. National Holiday Allowance (NHA) E(P&A)I-2008/HL-2   01.12.20082. Special Allowance to Gate Keepers of Civil
Engineering  Level  Crossings
E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/CE-1 20.12.2010
3. Night  Patrolling  Allowance  E(P&A)I-2008/AL-3  03.11.2008
4. Uniform Allowance, Nursing  Allowance & Washing
Allowance for Nursing  Staff
E(P&A)I-2009/AL-1  06.02.2009
5. Uniform  Allowance, kit  Maintenance Allowance &
Washing  Allowance  ( RPF RPSF Group –A)
E(P&A)I-2008/ALL/RPF-3  06.02.2009
6. Special Allowance  to various categories of staff.
(i)   Health & Malaria Inspectors
(ii)  Commercial staff in-charge of   Flag Stations.
(iii) Teachers  doing  Library work
(iv)  Announcers –ECRCs/Comml.Clerks/TCs.
(v)  Train Supdts./Dy.Train Supdts. of Rajdhani  trains.
(vi)  Stewards (Dy.Train Supdt.) of  Rajdhani Trains.
(vii) CTIs/TTEs working in  HQ Flying Squad
(viii) Cook /Cook  mate
(ix)   Sr. Scale, JA Grade & SA Grade Officers
entrusted with the  Administrative  control of Hindi
works.
E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Genl/1  30.04.2010
7. Post  Graduate and  Annual  Allowance  to Medical
Officers.
E(P&A)I-2009/AL-2  22.06.2009
8. Breakdown Allowance to
(a) Helper Gr.II/Helper Gr. I/Other Gr. ‘D’ staff
(b) Technician Gr. III
(c) Technicians Gr. II/Technicians Gr. I Supervisors (erstwhile Mistry)
(d) Sr. Technicians /Junior Engineers and  staff in higher  scales.

RBE No.91/2011

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2009/6/8 dated 17.06.2011  [RBE No.91/2011]
Sub: Surrendering  of  Higher  Grade Posts.

In the PNM meeting held  between  Railway Board and All India Railwaymen’s Federation on 21st & 22nd  December, 2010  the issue  of surrendering /creation of higher  grade posts was discussed and it was informed that vide Board’s letter No.E(MPP)/2005/1/54/Vol.III dated 6.3.2007. (RBE No.32/2007) higher grade posts affecting promotional prospects of the staff and safety categories are not to be surrendered.  It was also advised in the said letter that Railways should review the strength of all categories of staff critically and rightsize accordingly.
Pursuant to the discussions held in the aforesaid PNM, the matter has
been further reviewed and decided that wherever surrender of higher grade posts has taken place, the railways, if felt necessary, may  create safety category posts
as  per extant  orders as applicable  for creation of  new posts.

RBE No.94 /2011

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/TR/11 dated 20.06.2011 [RBE No.94 /2011]
Sub: Periodical  Transfer of  Railway  employees.

As  the  Railway  Administrations   are aware, a comprehensive list of
sensitive posts for the purpose of periodical transfers was drawn by the  Ministry
of  Railways and  circulated to the Railways  under its letter No. E(NG)I/87/TR/34
(JCM/DC)  dated 27.09.1989. The posts of Stock Verifiers (SVs) were also
included in this list vide  Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/94/TR/29 dated  28.03.2005.
The Ministry  of  Railways  have reviewed the matter and have decided
that nature of job of  Assistant Stock Verifiers ( ASVs) in Accounts  Department is
similar to that of SVs, hence  the post of ASVs  should also be  included  in the
list of sensitive posts for the purpose  of periodical transfers.
[This disposes of West Central Railway’s letter No.HQ/AC/SV/Tfr.Policy/ISA/9/617 dt. 11.04.2011]
***
RBE No.93/2011

Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20-06-2011 [RBE No.93/2011]PC VI-265
Sub: Grant of  financial upgradation under MACPS to the direct recruit Graduate Engineers of drawing Cadre –Clarification reg.

Kindly refer to Board’s letter dated  28.9.1998 (RBE No.223/98) regarding
allotment of pay scales to  Drawing, Design  and  Estimating  Staff,  wherein
interalia, instructions  were also issued  stating that Engineering  Graduates
recruited in the  scale of  5500-9000 be promoted  to the scale of  6500-10500
against 20% DR quota on the basis of LDCE. Subsequent to the introduction of the MACP Scheme, the issue  regarding grant of  financial upgradation under MACP Scheme  to the  Engineering Graduates recruited in  pay scale of  5500-9000 prior to  01-09-08 at  par  with Engineering Graduates recruited in pay scale  of  6500-10500 has been under examination  in  consultation with the Department  of  Personnel & Training
(DoP&T), the nodal  department of  Government on MACP Scheme.
In  this connection,  it is clarified  that  Engineering Graduates recruited
initially in the grade of  5500- 9000 & promoted to   6500-10500 against the
20% DR quota  in  terms  of  Board’s letter  dated  28.9.1998 ibid be  treated  at
par with the fresh recruits in the scale  of  6500-10500 w.e.f. the date they were
promoted to the pay scale of  6500-10500 for the purpose of MACP scheme.
This issues with the concurrence of the  Finance  Directorate  of the
Ministry of Railways.

RBE No.95/2011

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2008/LE1/1 dated 22.06.2011  [RBE No.95/2011]

Sub: Encashment  of Leave on Average  Pay (LAP) while
availing  Privilege Pass /PTO – Clarification  regarding.

References  have been received  in this office from some quarters
seeking  clarification  as  to whether  Railway  employees can avail  encashment
of leave in  terms of Rule 540-A/R-1,1985 Edition  while proceeding  on leave
other than on  LAP  and Casual  Leave.
The matter has been examined in  consultation with the Department  of
Personnel & Training  the nodal  department  of the  Government in the matter,
and it is clarified  that in order to claim  encashment  of LAP while availing
Privilege  Pass/PTO, in terms of  the provisions  contained in  Rule  540-A/R-1,
1985  Edition  and  as modified / clarified  from time to time, Railway  employees
are required  to avail leave, including casual leave. Holidays, including
Restricted  Holidays, do not  come within  the  ambit of the definition of leave for
the aforesaid  purpose.

   : Board’s letter of even number dated 09.06.2010.

Reference ICF’s letter dated 23.05.2011 on the above subject.
2. At the outset it was indicated that references to Board, other than
reminders and routine ones, should be singed by not below the rank of an SAG
level officer.    While sending the above proposal, this procedure has not been followed.
However, it is clarified that since SC/ST staff are eligible for age relaxation to the extent
of 5 years, the upper age limit for SC/ST employees would be 52 years as this limit is
raised to 47 years for General Candidates vide Board’s letter dated 09.06.2010.
RBE No.61/2011

Copy of Board’s letter No. 2011/E[LL]WC/2 dated 11.06.2011  [RBE No.61/2011]
Sub: Amendment to the Employees Compensation Act,  1923.

The following amendments to the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 notified by
Ministry of Labour & Employment are enclosed for information and guidance.
1. The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 2009 [No.45 of 2009] published in the
Gazette of India [Extraordinary] dated 23.12.2009.  This amendment inter-alia
renames the Workmen’s Act as Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 and the
word ‘Workman’ is substituted by ‘Employee’.
2. A copy of the Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Notification No.S-
37012/1/2008-SS.1[Vol.II] dated 31.5.2010 amending Employee’s Compensation
Act, 1923.Copy of the Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Notification No.S-37012/1/2008-
SS.1[Vol.II] dated 31.5.2010 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II
Section 3 Sub-Section [II]

S.O. 1258(E), – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (IB) of Section
4 of the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 (B of 1923), the Central
Government hereby specifies, for the purposes of sub-section (1) of the said
section, the following amount as monthly wages, with effect from the date of
publication of this notification in the Official Gazette, namely:-
“Eight thousand rupees”
(F.No. S-37012/1/2008-S.S.I (Vol.II)1
Copy of the Ministry of Law & Justice’s  Notification dated22.12.2009 published in the
Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II Section 3 Sub-Section [II]
The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 22nd
December 2009,
and is hereby published for general information:-
THE WORKMEN’s COMPENSATION (AMENDMENT) ACT, 2009
No. 45 of 2009 (22nd  December, 2009)
An Act further to amend the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923.  Be it enacted by Parliament in the Sixtieth
Year of the Republic of India as follows:-
1  (1)  This Act may be called the Workmen’s Compensation Act. 2009
(2)  It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government
may, by notification in the Official Gazette,  appoint.
Short title and commencement Amendment of long title
2,  In the long title of  Workmen’s Compensation  Act, 1923 (herein
after referred to as the principal Act), for the word “workmen”, the
word “employees” shall be substituted.
8 of 1923 Amendment of preamble
3.  In the Principal Act, in the preamble, for the word “workmen”, the
word “employees” shall be substituted.
Amendment of section 1.
4.  In section 1 of the principle Act, In sub-section (I), for the word
“workmen”, the word “employees” shall be substituted. Substitution of
reference to certain expression by certain other expressions.
5.  Throughout the principal Act, for the words “workman” and “
“workmen”, wherever they occur, the words “employee”, and
“employees” shall respectively be substituted and such  other
consequential amendments as the rules of grammar may require
shall also  be made.
Amendment of section 2.
6.  In section 2 of the principal Act, In sub-section (I) -
(I)  after clause (d), the following clause shall be inserted, namely:-
‘(dd) “employee” means a person, who is –
(I)  a railway servant as defined in clause (34) of section 2 of the
Railway Act, 1989, not permanently employed in any admin-
istrative district or sub-divisional office of a railway and not
employed in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II;
or
(II)  (a) a master, seaman or other member of the crew of  a ship,
(b)  a captain or other member of the crew of an aircraft,
24 of 1989
(c)  a person recruited as driver, helper, mechanic, cleaner
or in any other capacity in connection with a motor vehicle,
(d)   a person recruited for work abroad by a company, and who is
employed outside India in any such capacity as is specified
in Schedule II and the ship, aircraft or motor vehicle, or
company, as the case may be, is registered in India; or
(III) employed in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II,
whether the contract of employment was made before or after
the passing of this Act and whether such contract is expressed
or  implied, oral or in writing; but does not include any person
working in the capacity of a member of the Armed Forces of the
Union; and any reference to any employee who has been injured
shall, where the employee is dead, include a reference to his
dependants or any of them;
(ii) clause (n) shall be omitted.
Amendment of section 4
7.  In section 4 of the principal Act, -
(a)  in sub-section (I) –
(i)  in clause (a), for the words “eighty thousand rupees”, the
words
“one lakh and twenty thousand rupees,” shall be substituted;
(ii)  in  clause (b), for the words “ ninety thousand rupees”, the
words
“one lakh and forty thousand rupees: shall be substituted;
(iii) after clause (b), the following provision shall be inserted,
namely:-
“ Provided that the Central Government may, by notification in
the Official Gazette, from time to time, enhance the amount  of
compensation mentioned in clauses (a) and (b)”;
(iv)     after clause (b), Explanation II shall be omitted;
(b) after the sub-section (IA), the following sub-section shall be
inserted,
namely : -
“(IB)  The Central Government may, by notification in the
Official Gazette, specify, for the purposes of sub-section (I), such monthly wages in relation to an employee as it
may consider necessary.”;
(c) after sub-section (2), the following sub-section shall be inserted,
namely :-
“(2A)  The employee shall be reimbursed the actual medical
expenditure incurred “by him for treatment of
injuries caused during the course of employment”;
(d) In sub-section (4) -
(A) for the words “ two thousand and five hundred
rupees”, the words “not less than five thousand rupees
“ shall be submitted;
(B) The following proviso shall be inserted; namely:-
“ Provided that the Central Government may, by notification in the
official  Gazette, from time to time, enhance the amount specified in
this sub-section”.
8.  In section 20 of the principal Act, in sub-section (I), after the words
“appoint any person”’ the words “who is or has been a member of a
State
Judicial Service for a period of not less than five years or is or has
been
for Less than five  years and advocate or a pleader or is or has been a
Gazetted Officer for not less than five years having educational
qualification and Experience in personnel management, human
resource
development and Industrial relations” shall be inserted.
Amendment of
section 20.
9. After section 25  of the principal Act, the following section shall be
inserted, namely:-
“25A.  The Commissioner shall dispose of the matter relating to
compensation  under this Act within a period of three months
from the date of reference and intimate the decision in respect
thereof within the said period to the employee”.
Insertion of new section 25A.
Time limit for disposal of cases reducing to compensation.
10. In Schedule II to the principal Act, -
(i)  for the word, figures, brackets and letter “section 2(I)(a):,
wherever they  occur, the word, figures, brackets and letters “section 2(1)
(dd)”  shall be substituted;
(ii) in item (i), for the words “ employed, otherwise than in a
clerical        capacity or on a railway”, the words “employed in railways”
shall be        substituted;
(iii) in item (ii), the words” otherwise than in a clerical capacity”
shall be omitted;
(iv) in item (iii), the works “ wherein or within the precincts
whereof  twenty or more persons are so employed” shall be omitted;
(v) in item (v), the words “other than clerical work” shall be
omitted;
(vi)  in item (vi). –
(a) clause (b) shall be omitted;
(b) in clause (c), the words, brackets and  letter “or sub-clause
(b)”
Amendment of
Schedule II  shall omitted;
(vii)  in item (x), the words “otherwise than in a clerical capacity”
shall  be  omitted;
(viii)in item (xiv) the words “ otherwise than in a clerical capacity “
shall  be omitted;
(ix)   In terms (xvi), the words – in which on any one day of the
preceding twelve months more than twenty five persons
have been employed” shall be omitted;
(x)  For item (xviii), the following item shall be substituted,
namely:-  “(will) employed on any estate which is maintained for the
purpose  of  Growing cardamom, cinchonas, coffee, rubber or tea”
(xi) In item (xix), the words “ otherwise than in a clerical capacity”
shall be omitted;
(xii)  In item (xxv) –
(a)  in clause (a), the words “ and in which on any one day of
the
Preceding  twelve months ten or more persons have been
to
employed”  shall be omitted;
(b) in clause (b), the words “in which on any  one day of the
Preceding twelve months fifty or more persons have been so
employed shall be omitted;
(xiii) In item (xxx) the words” otherwise than in a clerical capacity” shall
be Omitted ;
(xiv)  in items (xi) and (xii), the words, “ in which on any one day of the
preceding twelve months more than twenty-five persons have been
employed” shall be omitted;
(xv)  the Explanation occurring after item (x/ix) at the end shall be omitted.
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RBE No.83/2011

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2011/A/Med./1 dated 07.06.2011 [RBE No.83/2011]
Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance revised from 100 to  300
from 01.09.2008 vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2010/A/Med.1
dated 29.06.2010 to the Railway pensioners/family pensioners
– Clarifications regarding …
Pursuant to receipt of references from Railway Federations etc. seeking to
modify the Undertaking Form annexed with Board’s letter No. PC-V/2006/A/ Med./1
dated 15.09.2009 [RBE No. 168/2009] so as to ensure that the pensioners/family
pensioners availing OPD facility for chronic diseases are not deprived of the Fixed
Medical Allowance, the matter has been examined and it has been decided to modify the
Undertaking Form suitably.
2. The revised Undertaking Form is enclosed.  Henceforth, Railway
pensioner/family pensioners who opt to claim Medical Allowance should submit the claim
for Medical Allowance to the concerned Pension Disbursing Authority in the revised
Undertaking Form.
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Annexure I
Board’s letter No. PC-V/2011/A/Med./1 dated 07.06.2011
UNDERTAKING FORM
[To be submitted in DUPLICATE by pensioners/family pensioners to his/her
Pension Disbursing  Authority [PDA] one copy to be retained by PDA and other
copy to be furnished to Pension Sanctioning Authority by PDA]
***
I_____________________________________,  a retired employee /family
pensioner whose ___________________ [specify relation of Family pensioner
with deceased Railway employee] was an employee of [Office address]
____________________ declare that I am residing at [residential address
indicated in PPO] _______________, which is beyond 2.5 Kms from the
nearest Railway hospital / health unit __________________  [Name of the
Hospital /Health Unit as contained in Annexure III to Railway Board’s letter No.
PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21.4.99].
2. Accordingly, I hereby opt to claim fixed medical allowance of  100/-
and /or  300 per month as per prescribed rate.  Necessary endorsement may
please be made in my PPO in this regard.  Simultaneously, I undertake that I
will not avail of OPD facilities [except in cases of chronic diseases as
mentioned in  Board’s letter No. 2006/H/DC/JCM dated 12.10.2006] at Railway
hospitals /health units from the day I claim Medical Allowance.  I also
understand that grant of Medical Allowance is subject to the terms and
conditions specified in Board’s letters No. PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21.4.99 and
1.3.2004 and latest being letter No. PC-V/2006/A/Med/1 dated 15.09.2009.
3. I also declare that I have not availed of any treatment as Out Door Patient
[except in cases of chronic diseases as mentioned in Para-2 above]  for the
period from _______________________ [indicate here the date of retirement
or the date of availing OPD facility on the last occasion or 1.12.1997, whichever
is later] to this day_______________ [indicate here the date on which this
declaration is signed].  I may accordingly be paid  arrear of Medical Allowance
@  100/- and /or  300 per month for the period mentioned above as per prescribed rate.
4. The above information furnished by me is correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.  I also understand that, if at any stage, it is found that the
undertaking submitted by me is incorrect or carries false information, my FMA
is liable to be stopped with immediate effect and further suitable action could be
taken to recover the excess amount paid to me.

Signature…………………………..
Name in full………………………..
PPO No…………………………….
Issued by ………………………….
SB A/c No………………………….
Post office /Bank…………………..
Branch………………………………
Place………………………………..
Date…………………………………

Board’s letter No. 2011/H/5/9 dated 01.07.2011
Sub: Medical Decategorisation of staff – issuance of proper
certificate

Arising out of demand by staff side in DC/JCM meeting, the subject mentioned
above has been examined in consultation with Establishment Directorate and the
following has been decided by the Ministry of Railways.
Pursuant to the notification of PWD Act -1995, an employee acquiring disability
during service cannot be dispensed with or reduced in rank and has to be adjusted
against a suitable post with same pay scale and service benefits.
Therefore, the Terminology ‘Medical Decategorisation ‘be replaced by
‘Alternative Employment on Medical Grounds’.
IRMM-2000 Para 521 [Annexure IX & X], para 523 [ii] & para 561[B] shall be
amended accordingly.
RBE No.92/2011

Board’s ltr No.E[MPP]2002/6/10 dtd. 17.6.2011[RBE No.92/2011]
Supplementary Circular No. 28 to Master Circular No. 08
Sub: Reservation while engaging candidates as Act
Apprentices for training purposes on Indian Railways.
Ref: [i]Board’s letter of even number dated 21.12.2002
[ii] Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/6/11 dated 23.7.2008

Some of the railways have sought clarifications with regard to reservation of
SC/ST/OBC candidates while implementing the Apprentices Act, 1961.
It is clarified that for reservation of training seats for SC/ST/OBC candidates,
while implementing the Apprentices Act, 1961, the same shall be as under:
[a] SC candidates : 15%
[b] ST candidates : 7 ½ %
[c]  OBC candidates : 27%
Accordingly, Para 7 of Master Circular on Act Apprentices stands modified as per
correction slip enclosed.
***
SUPPLEMENTARY CIRCULAR No.28 TO MASTER CIRCULAR No.08
Para 7 of Master Circular No.08 on Act Apprentices, 1961 stands modified as under:
“Reservation of training places in every designated trade will be as under:
[a] SC candidates : 15%
[b] ST candidates : 7 ½ %
[c]  OBC candidates : 27%
Note:
[i] When the prescribed number of persons belonging either to the
Scheduled Castes or to the Scheduled Tribes are not available, the training
places so reserved for them may be filled by persons belonging to the Scheduled
Tribes or to the Scheduled Caste, as the case may be, and if the prescribed
training places cannot be filled even in the above given manner, then the training
places so lying unfilled may be filled by persons not belonging to the Scheduled
Castes or the Scheduled Tribes.  [Apprenticeship Rules, 1962]
[ii] Similarly, the seats remaining unfilled by OBC candidates be filled by
unreserved category. [Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/6/10 dated 31.12.2002] .”
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2002/6/10 dated 17.06.2011]
***
RBE No.96/2011

Board’s ltr No.E[MPP]2006/6/3 dtd 24.6.2011[RBE No.96/2011]

Sub: Apprentices Act, 1961 – Payment of stipend to the
Engineering Graduates / Diploma Holders – Increase in
the rate of.
Ref: Board’s letter No. E[MPP]/2000/6/3 dated 30.05.2008
….
Please find enclosed a copy of letter No. DGET-23[4] [3304]/2010-AP dated
08.04.2011 received from Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of
Labour & Employment forwarding notification regarding revision of  rates of Stipend for
Graduate,  Technician and Technician [Vocational] Apprentices under Apprenticeship
Training Scheme.
2. It has accordingly been decided by the Board that the Apprentices under the
category Engineering Graduates / Diploma Holders should be paid stipend with effect
from 23rd  March, 2011 at the revised rates as notified in the Ministry of Labour’s
notification referred to above.  The expenditure should be met from within the existing
allotment.
3. Board’s instructions relating to raising debits to Ministry of Human Resources
Development as issued vide letter No. E[MPP]93/6/2 dated 26.07.95 will hold good in
the instant case.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

***
Copy of Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour &
Employment’s letter No. DGET-23[4] [3304]/2010-AP dated 08.04.2011
Sub: Forwarding of notification – reg.
***
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of gazette notification No.G.S.R. 228[E]
published on 23rd
March 2011 in part II, section 3, sub-section [i] of the Gazette of India
regarding enhancement of rates of stipend for Graduate Technician and Technician
[Vocational] Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961.
Sd/-                                                              [Satish Kumar]/Assistant Director of Training.
Copy of Notification No. DGET-23[4] [3304]/2010-AP dated 23.03.2011 issued by
Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment,
published in the Gazette of India [Extraordinary] Part II- Section 3, Sub Section[i]G.S.R. 228[E]- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section [1] 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, 2011.
2]  They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official
Gazette
2. In the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, in rule 11, sub-rule[2] for clauses [a], [b], [c],
[d] and [e] and entries relating thereto, the following shall be substituted, namely:-
“[a] Graduate Apprentices     3560 per month
[b] Sandwich Course [Students from Degree Institutions]       2530 per month
[c] Technician Apprentices    2530 per month
[d] Sandwich Course [Students from Diploma Institutions]     2070 per month
[e] Technician [Vocational] Apprentices    1970 per month”
[F.No. DGET-23[4] [3304]/2010-AP]
SHARDA PRASAD, Director General/Jt.Secy.
Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number G.S.R. 356, dated the 1st  August, 1992 and last amended vide number G.S.R. 838 [E], dated the 18th
October, 2010.
RBE No.97/2011

Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/36 dated 24.06.2011 [RBE No.97/2011]
Sub: Disclosure of marks, secured by the candidates in the
written test held for Selection/LDCE for promotion
within Group ‘C’

The proposal for disclosure of marks, secured by the candidates in the written
test  held for Selection/LDCE for promotion within Group ‘C’ was engaging the attention
of this Ministry for quite some time.
2. Pursuant to the deliberations held in the DC-JCM Meeting with staff side, it has
now been decided that:
[a] in case of candidate who had appeared for viva-voce after qualifying in the
written examination; and
[b] in the case of remaining candidates, who do not qualify in written examination or
where viva-voce is held as part of selection and no written test is held; the marks
secured in written and viva separately  by a candidate may be disclosed, on
receipt of formal  request from the concerned candidate after finalization of the
panel.
RBE No.99/2011

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2010/RT-2 dated 28.06.2011 [RBE No.99/2011]
Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering safety categories
with Grade Pay of  1900/-.
……
Please refer to Board’s letters of even number dated 11.09.2010 and 24.09.2010
vide which the benefit of Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) was extended to
other safety categories of staff with  grade pay of  1800/- p.m. The nomenclature of the
Scheme was also modified as Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed
Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) with Grade Pay of  1800/-.
2.  Considering the demand of the Employees Federations it has now been decided
to expand the scope of LARSGESS by enhancing the existing criteria of grade pay of
1800/- to  1900/-. However, the employment under the Scheme would be guaranteed
only to those found eligible/suitable and finally selected as per the laid down procedure.
The list of Safety categories covered under the Scheme in Grade Pay  1800/- has
already been circulated vide Board’s letter dated 11.09.2010. Same categories in Grade
Pay  1900/- will now be eligible for the scheme.
3.  For determining the eligibility for seeking retirement under the Scheme, Grade
Pay. corresponding to the post against which the employee is working on regular basis,
will be taken into account. In other words, the staff working on the post with Grade Pay
of  1900/- will continue to be eligible for seeking retirement under the Scheme even
after getting financial upgradation in Grade Pay higher than  1900/- under MACPS.
4.  The eligibility conditions for the safety staff with grade pay of  1900/- seeking
retirement under the scheme would be the same as those for Drivers viz. 33 years of
qualifying service and age between 55-57 years. Recruitment of the wards of such
employees being in respective category (i.e. in grade pay of  1900/-) their suitability
would be adjudged by an Assessment Committee of 3 SAG officers at Headquarter level
as in the case of the wards of Drivers.
5.  The eligibility conditions in respect of qualifying service and age group in case of
Gangmen and other safety categories in grade pay of  1800/- would remain 20 years
and 50-57 years respectively, and the suitability of their wards would be adjudged by an
Assessment Committee of 3 JA Grade officers at Divisional level.6.  It is once again reiterated that the retirement of the employee be considered only
if the ward is found suitable in all respects. Retirement of the employee and appointment
of the ward should take place simultaneously.
7.  The other terms and conditions of the Scheme will remain unchanged.
8.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.
RBE No.100 /2011

Board’s ltr. No.PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend) dtd 29.6.2011[RBE No.100 /2011]

Sub: Revision  of rates of  stipend  to apprentices and trainees on
Railways.
…..
Consequent upon the revision in training period of certain categories in
S&T Department, Electrical Engg., and Loco Pilots, item Nos. 7,9,10,11,26,31
and 32 of the  Schedule of  Board’s letter of even number dated 15.12.2008
stand modified as under:-
S.No.
Category Training period Revised Pay
Band of the post
( )
Grade
Pay
( )
Revised rates of
stipend along with
corresponding
grade pay ( )
S & T  Department7. Jr. Engineer Gr. II
(Signal) (Diploma
holder)
Twelve months (52
weeks)
9300 – 34800 4200 9300 + 4200
9. Jr. Engineer Gr. II
(Telecom) (Diploma
holder)
Twelve months (52
weeks)
9300 – 34800 4200 9300 + 4200
10. Section Engineer
(Telecom ) (Engg. Degree
holder)
Twelve months (52
weeks)
9300 – 34800 4600 12540 + 4600
11. Jr. Engineer Gr. II
(Workshop) (Diploma
holder)
Twelve months (52
weeks)
9300 – 34800 4200 9300 + 4200
Mechanical  & Electrical  Departments
26. Jr. Engineer Gr. II
(Electrical)
Twelve months (52
weeks)
9300 – 34800 4200 9300 + 4200
31. Assistant  Loco Pilot
(Elect)
17  weeks 5200 – 20200 1900 5830 + 1900
32. Assistant  Loco Pilot
(Diesel)
17  weeks 5200 – 20200 1900 5830 + 1900
2. The above revised rates of  stipend are applicable to those batches  that
undergo the modified  training  modules as indicated against  the category. 3. This  issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of
Railways.  (Sd/-)

RBE No.101/2011

Board’s letter No. E(W)2010/PS 5-1/11 dated 04.07.2011  [RBE No.101/2011]
Sub: Issue  of  School Passes.
***
The matter  regarding  issue of School Passes to Railway  employees well
in advance  for securing reservation  in  trains and also prescribing the  validity
period thereon has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite
sometime.
2. The matter has been examined  and it has been decided  that on the lines
of Privilege Passes/PTOs, School Passes  may also be issued upto 4 months  in
advance as per the request  of the employee.  However, the reasonable validity
period for  undertaking  journeys on these  passes  may be decided  by the pass
issuing  authority  in each case  depending upon the  requirement  of the
occasion viz, distance  involved, whether guardian is included or the student  has
to travel alone, whether request is for full set pass  or  half set pass, duration  of
the stay, where the institution is located  etc.
3.       Accordingly, in exercise  of the powers conferred  by the proviso to  Article
309 of the Constitution, the President is  pleased to direct that the provisions
regarding  School Pass in Schedule – III of the Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules,
1986 (Second  Edition, 1993)  be amended  as per Advance  Correction  Slip
No.70  attached.
Advance Correction  Slip No.70  to the Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules,
1986 (Second  Edition,  1993 )
Following  may be added as a separate para  under Rule (i) in column-2
(Conditions of  Entitlement ) under ‘School Pass’ in  Schedule  – III  of Railway
Servants  (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second  Edition, 1993):-
“  The School Pass can be issued  upto  four months in advance as per
the request of the  railway  servant.  However, the  reasonable  validity  period
for undertaking  journeys on these passes may be decided  by the pass issuing
authority in each  case  depending upon the requirement of the occasion  viz,
distance involved, whether guardian is included or the student has to travel
alone, whether request is for full set pass  or  half set pass, duration  of the stay,
where the institution is located  etc.
( Authority: Board’s letter No. E(W)2010 PS 5-1/11 dated 04.07.2011 )

RBE No.102 /2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 28-06-2011
[RBE No.102 /2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No. 10
Sub: Recruitment  of sports persons against sports quota.
Ref: Board’s letter No. 2010/ E(Sports)/4(1)/1[Policy] dt.31.12.2010 [RBE No. 189B/2010]

Please connect Para 4.1 of  Railway Board’s policy dated 31.12.2010
referred above. In  this connection  Board(MS) has decided that  Asian  Games
Gold Medalist can also be considered for recruitment  in Grade Pay   4,200 in
Scale               9300 – 34800 against sports quota. Accordingly, Para 4.1(i) & (ii)
of  said policy  letter, shall be read as under:-
Para 4.1:
S.No. Name of
Pay
Band /
Scale
Grade Pay Pay Band Minimum Sports Norms for Recruitment
( In  Rupees)
(i) PB-2 4,200 9,300-34,800 Upto 8th
Position  in  Olympics  OR
Gold Medal in Asian Games
(ii) PB-1 2,800
OR
2,400
5,200- 20,200 Represented the Country in  Olympic  Games
( Category – A)
OR
At least  3rd
position in any of the Category –
B
Championship /events, except Gold Medal
in Asian Games
Sd/-     (  S. K. SINGH ) DD/E( Sports )

RBE No.103/2011

Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2005/PN1/35 dated 07.07.2011  [RBE No.103/2011]
Sub: Mobility  of Pensionable personnel  between  Central
Government /Central Autonomous  Bodies and State
Government  – Clarification  regarding.

In terms  of the instructions  contained in para  (iii) of this office letter  of even
number dated  26.9.2005, which is based  on Department of Pension  & Pensioners’
Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No.28/30/2004-P&PW(B) dated 26.7.2005, all the employees
who entered  into Railway service /Central Government service or  the service of  an
Autonomous Body set up by Central Government on or  before  31.12.2003 and who
were governed  by the old  pension  scheme under the Railway Services ( Pension )
Rules, 1993/Central Civil Services ( Pension) Rules, 1972 and who submit  technical
resignation on or after 1.1.2004, to take up a new appointment under State Government,
will be  eligible for  grant of pro-rata pensionary benefits for the period of
Railway /Central Government  or Central  Autonomous  Body service, on the lines
as provided  in  Rule  53 of the Railway  Services  ( Pension) Rules, 1993 or  Rule
37 of  Central Civil  Services  ( Pension) Rules, 1972, as the case may be and
related orders.
2. Subsequently, DOP& PW, vide their  O.M. No.28/30/2004-P&PW(B) dated
28.10.2009, circulated vide this office  letter of even  number dated 4.11.2009, modified
their  earlier  instructions dated 26.7.2005, inter-alia, allowing the continuance  of
mobility of Government  servants /Autonomous  Body employees  appointed on or
before  31.12.2003  and who were governed  by the old non-contributory Pension
scheme of their respective Governments/ Organizations in order  to provide for the
continuance  of pensionary benefits  based on combined service in accordance with
CCS ( Pension) Rules, 1972/ Railway Services  (Pension) Rules, 1993,  between State
and Central  Government provided the  employees  were appointed  in the  State
Govt(s)  on or before 31.12.2003 and  covered under the old pension  scheme
similar  to  CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.
3. Arising out  of the modified  provisions as stated in  para  2 above  a question
has been raised as to whether  the provisions of  continuance  of mobility  of employees
for the purpose of pensionary  benefits based on  combined  service  is also applicable
in the case of  pensionable Central Government  employees /pensionable  railway
employees  governed by the  old pension  scheme  under the CCS ( Pension ) Rules,
1972 / Railway  Services (Pension ) Rules, 1993, who join  State Governments on or
after  1.1.2004 after submitting technical resignation from  Central  Government /
Railway Service.  The matter has been  examined  in  consultation with the  DOP& PW, who have clarified  that the instructions  contained  in their  O.M. dated  28.10.2009
(circulated  vide this  office  letter of even number dated  4.11.2009)  do not  specifically
cover the Central Government  employees leaving the  Central  Government  service
and joining  the  State Government, for the purpose  of benefits  of  combined  service
for  pensionary  benefits under the State Government. In terms  of DOP& PW’s further
clarification,  in case the provision  for giving the benefit of combined service  has
been made by the State Governments  in their rules, such pensionable  railway
employees may  become eligible  for  combined service benefits for pension
purposes.  However, a permanent Railway servant governed the Railway  Services
(Pension ) Rules, 1993, joining the State Government  is  free to seek  pension  /
pensionary  benefits  as per the  provision contained   in this office letter of even
number dated 26.9.2005, as explained in para 1 above.

RBE No.105/2011

Board’s letter No. E(D&A) 2011GS 1-3 dated 11.7.2011  [RBE No.105/2011]
Sub: Amendment to rule 18 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 rule18 of the Railway Services
(Conduct) Rules,1966, contained in  Appendix – I  of the  Indian  Railway
Establishment  Code – Vol.- I Fifth Edition,1985 ( Third Reprint  Edition, 2008 )
may be  amended as in the Advance Correction  Slip No.118 enclosed.
Indian  Railway  Establishment  Code–Vol. I (Fifth Edition-1985, Third reprint
Edn. 2008]
Appendix- I – Railway Services  ( Conduct ) Rules, 1966
Advance  Correction Slip  No. 118
In the Railway Services ( Conduct) Rules, 1966,  in rule  18:-
1. For sub-rule (3), the following  shall be substituted, namely:-
“(3)Where a  railway servant  enters into transaction  in respect of  movable property
either in his own name or in the name of a member of his family, he shall, within one
month from the date of such  transaction, report the same to the Government, if the
value of such property exceeds two months’  basic pay  of the Railway  servant :Provided that the previous sanction of the Government shall be obtained by the
Railway servant if any such transaction is with a person having  official dealings with
him.”
2. Below sub-rule (5), for clause (a) of Explanation I, the following shall be substituted,
namely:-
“(a)  jewellery, insurance policies  the annual premium  of which exceeds two
months’ basic pay of the railway servant, shares, securities and debentures;”
( Authority   – Railway Board’s letter  No. E ( D&A) 2011 GS1 -3 dt.11.7.2011 )

RBE No.104 /2011

Board’s letter No. E(G)2009 QR1-2 dated 07/13-07-2011 [RBE No.104 /2011]
Sub: Retention of railway quarter by Railway Officers / Staff
posted to ECR and  NWR.

The issue of permitting the  Railway  Officers / Staff posted  in the ECR and NWR
to retain Railway  Quarters  at their previous places of posting beyond           31.03.2011
was under  consideration of  Board.  In exercise of its powers to make  reasonable
relaxations in public interest for a class /group of employees,  in all or any of the existing
provisions regarding  house  allotment /retention, the  Board (full) has decided  that
permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of
posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR and NWR be continued till
31.03.2012.  It has also been decided  by the Board  that the retention of  08
months (02 months on normal rent  & 06 months on special license fee) granted in
cases of normal transfer, is also applicable beyond  the date up to which the
special  relaxation is granted.
2. This issues  with the concurrence  of Finance Directorate  of the Ministry of
Railways.

RBE No.106 /2011.

Copy of Board’s letter No. PC-V/08/I/11/23(Pt) dated 14-7-2011[RBE No.106 /2011]  Sub: Earmarking of posts for promotion of non –Appendix-3 qualified  Accounts  Assistants in the merged cadre of Sr.SO( A/cs) and  SO ( A/cs.)

As  the Railways are aware, in terms of Board’s letter of even number
dated 05-4-2007 ( RBE No.54/2007) 5% of posts of SO ( A/cs.) were earmarked
for promotion of non –Appendix-x  IREM Exam  qualified Accounts  Assistants. In
view of merger of the grades of  SO (A/cs.) and Sr. SO (A/cs.) based on the
recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, the issue has been
considered  by the Board and it  has been decided  that  the  5% posts of
erstwhile  SO (A/cs.) earmarked  vide letter ibid for promotion of Accounts
Assistants  not  qualified in  Appendix- 3 Examination  and  designated as Sr.
Accounts Assistants  be  freezed  w.e.f. 05-4-2007  and that these 5% post would
now be equivalent to  1% of the merged cadre  of Sr. SO ( A/cs.)  and SO( A/cs.)
These orders  take effect  from  05-4-2007.
This issues  with the concurrence  of the Finance  Directorate of the
Ministry of Railways.
ACS No.217 to sub  para 6 of para 171, IREM, Vol – I, Revised Edition
1989  is also  enclosed.
Indian Railway  Establishment  Manual, Vol- I,  1989  Revised Edition
Advance  Correction Slip No.217
Substitute  the following  for existing  sub para  6 of para 171  Chapter I, Section
‘B’, Sub-section- III, Rules regarding  Recruitment & Training.
(6) The posts in the  next higher  grade, PB-2 ( Rs.9300- 34800), Grade Pay
Rs.4800 will be  filled as under:
(i) 1% post of the merged  cadre of Sr. SO ( A/cs.) and SO(A/cs.) to be
designated as Senior  Accounts  Assistants, in PB-2 (Rs.9300 -34800),GP
Rs.4800 will be  filled  by  non-Appendix-3 Exam qualified  Accounts Assistants
with  twelve years  service  or more  as Accounts  Assistant,  on seniority –cum-
suitability basis.  Senior Accounts  Assistants will not be eligible  for further
promotion the  post of  Assistant  Accounts  Officers in PB-2 (Rs.9300
-34800),GP Rs.5400.
(ii) 99% posts of the merged cadre of  Sr. SO(A/cs.) and  SO( A/cs.)   and all
the posts of Sr. Inspectors of Store Accounts ( ISA) AND  Sr. Travelling
Inspectors of Accounts ( TIA)  will be filled  by promotion  of Appendix-3 Exam
qualified staff, according to the  group for which they  opt, strictly according  to
order in the  Appendix -3 Exam panel and direct  from the  grade in  which they
are working. Provided that in the event of non availability  of App. III qualified staff for
promotion as Sr. Section  Officers ( A/cs.), Sr. Inspectors of Stores Accounts
(ISA) and  Sr. Travelling Inspectors of  Accounts ( TIA), the posts may be filled
by transfer on deputation of staff holding  analogous posts  under the
Comptroller  & Auditor General of  India,  Central / State Governments  on terms
and  conditions  contained in  Rule 2023  of  Indian  Railway Establishment
Code  Vo. II  ( First  Reprint) 1990  with further condition that  such deputationists
may be repatriated prematurely to their  parent  cadre as and when and  to the
extent qualified Departmental  App- III Accounts  Staff become  available and
eligible for  promotion.
( Authority  Board’s letter No.E (NG)I/2004/PM9/6  dt. 16-08-2005, PC-
V/98/I/11/23( Pt) dt. 14-7-2011 )
RBE No.107/2011

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2010/RT-2 dated 15.7.2011 [RBE No.107/2011]
Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering safety
categories with Grade Pay of    1900/-
Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 28.6.2011

Further to Railway Board’s above referred letter and as stipulated in para 2 [vi] of
Railway Board’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2001/RT-2[KW] dated 02.01.2004, it is reiterated that
the wards of the employees seeking retirement under the Scheme would be considered
for appointment only in the lowest recruitment Grade Pay of   1800/- of the respective
category from which the employee seeks retirement, depending upon his/her eligibility
and suitability.  However, the wards of Drivers would continue to be considered for
appointment in the initial recruitment Grade Pay of   1900/- p.m. as ALP.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
RBE No.108 /2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E(LL)/FA/1 dated 18.7.2011[RBE No.108 /2011]

Sub: Enhancement in the rate of Festival Advance as a  result
of enhancement  of Dearness Allowance  w.e.f.
01.01.2011.
Ref: Board’s letters No.E[LL]2008/FA/1 dated 05.11.2008 and 05.05.2009.

In accordance with the recommendations of  VI CPC, the rates of various
allowances admissible  to  different categories of railway staff  were  revised/
doubled.  The VI CPC while making recommendations in this regard has also
recommended that the rates of these allowances will be increased by 25% every
time the Dearness Allowance  goes up by 50%. Railway Board accordingly issued
instructions  in respect  of Festival Advance  vide letters referred to above.
Subsequent to enhancement in the rate of Dearness Allowance to 51%, the
matter regarding revision in the rate of Festival Advance  has been  considered by
the Board.  In order to dispel any doubts that may arise in the Railways, it is
reiterated that the rates of Festival Advance shall  increase  by  25%  with Dearness
Allowance  now having  gone up by 50% w.e.f. 01.01.2011.
This  issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.
There is no change in the other terms and conditions for grant of  festival
advance.

RBE No.109/2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4/(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 21.7.2011
[RBE No.109/2011]
Sub: Out-of-turn promotions to sportspersons on sports account, in merged grades.

The matter of out-of-turn promotions to sportspersons on sports account,
in merged grades, after the implementation of the recommendations of the 6th
Central Pay Commission, has been examined.
In  this  connection Board has  desired  that the cases of  out-of-turn
promotion to sportspersons  in  merged grades, on sports account, after the
implementation of the recommendations of the 6th
Central Pay Commission, should be  dealt with as per  extant  instructions of Railway Board on the subject
matter,  following  the same procedure as is being followed  in the case of  other
Railway employees.
RBE No.110 /2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 21.7.2011
[RBE No.110 /2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No.11
Sub: Fixation of  pay of sportspersons recruited against  sports quota.
Ref: Board’s policy letter Nos. (i)E (Sports)2000/Policy/2 dt.
19.06.2000 (ii) E(Sports)/2006/Policy/1 dt. 20.06.2006
(iii) E(Sports/2007/Policy/3 dt. 30.03.2007.

The matter of fixation of pay of sportspersons, (after the implementation of
the recommendations of  6th
Central Pay Commission), who were recruited  from 01.01.2006 to 08.07.2009  on Zonal Railways & Production Units  on higher  stage of pay by granting additional increments at the time of their initial appointment, as per the instructions contained  in Railway Board’s letters referred above, has been examined in  Board’s office, in consultation with Pay Commission and Finance  Directorates.In this connection it is  clarified that fixation of pay of such sportspersons in the revised  pay structure  shall be as per  Rule  8 of RS(RP) Rules 2008 and benefit of additional increments may then be added @ 3% at the minimum pay as per Rule 8 /Section- II of RS(RP) Rules 2008. Compounding of the  basic pay for  calculation  of increments may not be admissible / justifiable in such cases.
RBE No.111 /2011

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2009/AL-7/1 dated 26.07.2011  [RBE No.111 /2011]
Sub: Recommendation of  6th
Central Pay Commission  – Grant  of
Conveyance  Allowance at the revised rates to Railway Medical  Officers.

In  the course of  Vigilance  check conducted on one  of the Zonal
Railways, it  was found that payment of  Conveyance  Allowance to Railway
Medical Officers has been made  in  some cases  even though   no certificate  to
the effect that he /she was drawing  Conveyance Allowance in  fulfillment  of
Condition  No. 5 of  Board’s letter  No. F(E)I/2009/AL-7/1 DT. 24.7.2009  has
been  furnished.  In  this context Condition No.5 & 6  of Board’s aforesaid  letter
are  reiterated below  for  strict observance.
“ 5. For entitlement  the maximum  amount  of  Conveyance  Allowance
mentioned above  in para  (1). Every Specialist /General Duty Medical Officer is
required to pay on an average  (  to be  computed for a three month period) a
minimum  of  20 visits  in a month to the  hospital or 20 domiciliary  visits,  out
side his normal duty hours.  Where, however, the number of  domiciliary visits or
visits to hospital falls  short of  this minimum limit  of 20 but not below 6, there
should be  a proportionate reduction  in the Conveyance Allowance, subject  to
minimum  grant  of  Conveyance  Allowance  of Rs.160/-, Rs.80/- and Rs.60/-
p.m. in the case of Specialists/ Medical Officers referred to sub-para 1[i], [ii] and
[iii] above respectively.  In case of number of domiciliary visits or visits to the
hospital falling below six in number, no Conveyance Allowance will be
admissible.
Provided that the expression “minimum of 20 domiciliary visits in a month”
would include visits performed in connection with official duties also, subject,
however, to the condition that 50% of the total visits, the minimum being not less
than six, must be domiciliary visits.
Provided further that the limit fixed for the minimum number of 20 visits will
not, however, detract a Specialist /Medical Officer from his/her responsibility
towards the patient to render visit to the hospital or paying domiciliary visits if the
situation so warrants.
6. Every specialist/Medical Officer claiming Conveyance Allowance
will have to furnish a certificate alongwith monthly pay bill to the effect that
he/she is drawing Conveyance Allowance in fulfillment of condition No. 5 above.”
It may be ensured that in no case Conveyance Allowance to Railway
Medical Officers should be paid without  having obtained the requisite certificate.
2. Furthermore, clarifications have been sought by some of the Railways with
regard to para 4 of Board’s letter of even number dated 24.7.2009.  The matter
and the issue regarding admissibility of Conveyance Allowance to Railway Medical Officers who are eligible to staff car for their official duties has been
examined in consultation with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and
clarifications in respect of these issues are as under.
Para No.4 :  Calculation of the amount of Conveyance Allowance to be revised
every year will be done in the following manner:
The rate of Conveyance Allowance for the period from 1.9.2009 to
31.8.2010 to be enhanced in proportion to the DA accrued from 1.9.2008 to
31.8.2009 will be as per illustration below:
Conveyance Allowance as on 1.9.2008  …  Rs.3300/-
DA increased upto 31.8.2009 …           11%
Enhancement in Conveyance Allowance… Rs.   363/-
Revised rate of Conveyance Allowance … Rs.3663/-
The rate of Conveyance Allowance for the period 1.9.2009 to 31.8.2010
may be calculated, in the similar manner.
Para No. 5 [i]:  The computation of three month period is to be calculated from
1.9.2008.
[ii] The minimum limit of rate of Conveyance Allowance for minimum 6 visits
was mentioned in the order as per recommendations of 6th
CPC.  This minimum
limit of amount mentioned in the order has no relevance since minimum amount
for minimum 6 visits of Railway Medical Officers would be higher than the limit
fixed by 6th
CPC.  Therefore, the condition fixing minimum amount for minimum 6
visits is deleted.
[iii] The Railway Medical Officers cannot limit their visits to 20 for the fact that
they have become entitled for maximum amount.  They have to make more visits
than 20 for the same maximum amount of Conveyance Allowance if the situation
warrants.
Para 10: In case of non-functioning of vehicle, the officer will be paid as per
rate entitlement of those officers who do not maintain any vehicle subject to
production of receipt for hiring of vehicle.
It is also clarified in supersession of Board’s letter No. F[E]I/2006/AL-7/5
dated 27.03.2008 that Medical Officers who have been provided with official
vehicles for performing official duties will not be entitled to grant of Conveyance
Allowance for any domiciliary visits or official duties performed etc.
[This disposes of East Coast Railway’s letter No. ECoR/Pers/Gaz/Conveyance Allowance/55 dated 9.4.2010
and SECR’s letter No. P/SECR/Ruling/P&A/Conveyance Allow.17296 dated 01.04.2010]
RBE No.90/2011.
Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 15.6.2011
[RBE No.90/2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No.9
Sub: Recruitment of sports persons against sports quota, through Talent Scouting.
Ref: Board’s letter No. ERB-I/2011/23/15 dated 23.5.2011

Please connect Railway Board’s orders as contained in above mentioned
letter regarding formation of a three member Committee for giving suggestions to
improve the existing procedure, being followed on Zonal Railways and
Production Units for recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, through
Talent Scouting.
In this connection it is clarified that after the formation of the said
Committee, there is no ban from Railway Board for recruitment of sportspersons
against sports quota through Talent Scouting.  Zonal Railways and Production
Units may therefore continue with the existing policy and procedure, for
recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, through Talent Scouting.

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2004/RS-19 dated 15.7.2011
Sub: Payment of Kilometreage Allowance to Traffic Apprentices.

Some Zonal Railways have expressed doubt regarding the admissibility of
Kilometreage Allowance to Traffic Apprentices who have worked independently
as Guards as part of their training in different trains.
2. The matter has been examined and it is clarified that the provisions laid
down in para 904[iv] of IREM-I 1968 Edition have since become obsolete, as the
same do not find place in the corresponding revised instructions contained in IREM-I/1989 Edition.  It is, therefore, advised that Kilometreage Allowance is not
admissible to the Traffic Apprentices who work independently as Guards as part
of their training.

RBE No.112 /2011
Board’s letter No. E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 01.08.2011 [RBE No.112 /2011]
Sub: Entitlements on Kit Pass admissible to Railway
servants on  transfer / retirement.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 17.06.2009 (RBE No.111/2009)

Pursuant  to implementation of recommendations of  6th  CPC, revised
entitlements  on Kit Pass admissible to Railway servants  for  transportation of
their personal effects and  conveyance  on transfer /retirement were circulated in
terms of Railway Board’s above referred  letter dated  17.06.2009 . These
entitlements were also incorporated  in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986
under the  Advance Correction  Slip No.64.
2.  A review  of the aforesaid  entitlements on Kit Pass has been done
pursuant  to  demands received from individual officers as well as  employees’
Unions in view of the  difficulties  being faced  in transportation  of luggage  /
conveyance  by Goods trains.  Accordingly, in partial  modification of the existing
orders / instructions revised  entitlements on Kit Pass for  transportation  of
personal effects and conveyance are as indicated below:-
Transportation of  Personal effects / Conveyance
S.No. Grade Pay
(1)
By  Train
(2)
(a) Railway Servants  drawing Grade Pay
of Rs.7600  and  above and those in
pay  scale  HAG + and above
6000 Kgs by Goods  train  plus reimbursement
of  transportation  of motor car by road
OR
One  Container  (40 Feet E.U) or  two
Containers  (20 Feet  E.U) ( including  cost of
door –to- door  movement of  Container) plus
reimbursement  of  transportation of motor car
by  road.OR
One VPU  by passenger carrying  trains
subject  to  a  cut of 20%  in the admissible
amount  of  Composite  Transfer  Grant if a Car
is carried in  the VPU and  of 25% if car is not
carried.
(b) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay of Rs.4200, Rs.4600, Rs.4800,
Rs.5400 and Rs.6600
6000 Kgs  by goods  train plus reimbursement
of  transportation of  motor car by road.
OR
One  Container (1 TEU) ( including  cost of
door-to-door  movement of  Container) plus
reimbursement  of  transportation of  motor  car
by  road.
OR
One  VP/VPU by passenger carrying  trains
subject   to a cut of  20% in the admissible
amount of  Composite  Transfer  Grant  if a car
is carried  in the  VPU and  of  25%  if car is not
carried.
(c) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay of Rs.2800
3000 Kgs  of luggage plus  one  Motor Cycle
/Scooter  by  Goods  train or  by Parcel Van /
Brake van attached  to  passenger  carrying
trains  or  by road.
(d) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay  below  Rs.2800
1500 Kgs of  luggage  plus one  Motor Cycle /
Scooter /Moped /Bicycle  by Goods  Trains  or
by Parcel Van / Brake  van  attached to
passenger  carrying   trains  or by road.
Note :    A pass for  carrying  a  dog  may also  be issued in all cases  from  (a)  to  (d)
above.
3. It has been  further decided that  personal effects  upto the weight limits  as
indicated above and  /or conveyance  upto the prescribed scale /rates  may be permitted
to  be transported by road  on reimbursement  basis in  lieu  of Kit Pass to the place of
posting  on  transfer / place of  settlement after retirement.  Separate instructions
regarding  rates /scale  applicable for  transportation   of  personal effects / conveyance
by road shall be issued  by  the Finance  Directorate  of Railway  Board.
4. In view of the above,  Schedule  – I  ( Duty Pass )  in Railway  Servants  ( Pass)
Rules,  1986 ( Second  Edition, 1993 )  may be amended as in the ACS No. 71
enclosed.
5. In all other  respects, the existing provisions of Railway  Servants (Pass) Rules,
1986  ( Second Edition, 1993) will apply.
6. This issues with the  concurrence of  Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
7. These orders shall take  effect  from  3rd   June, 2011.

Advance Correction  Slip No.71 to    Railway  Servants  (Pass) Rules,  1986 (Second
Edition, 1993)
The existing provisions of Schedule-I [Pass on Transfer] governing entitlement of
Kit Passes to Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ Railway servants may be substituted by the
following provisions:
S.No. Grade Pay
(1)
By  Train
(2)
(a) Railway Servants  drawing Grade Pay
of Rs.7600  and  above and those in
pay  scale  HAG + and above
6000 Kgs by Goods  train  plus reimbursement
of  transportation  of motor car by road
OR
One  Container  (40 Feet E.U) or  two
Containers  (20 Feet  E.U) ( including  cost of
door –to-door  movement of  Container) plus
reimbursement  of  transportation of motor car
by  road.
OR
One VPU  by passenger carrying  trains
subject  to  a  cut of 20%  in the admissible
amount  of  Composite  Transfer  Grant if a Car
is carried in  the VPU and  of 25% if car is not
carried.
(b) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay of Rs.4200, Rs.4600, Rs.4800,
Rs.5400 and Rs.6600
6000 Kgs  by goods  train plus reimbursement
of  transportation of  motor car by road.
OR
One  Container (1 TEU) ( including  cost of
door-to-door  movement of  Container) plus
reimbursement  of  transportation of  motor  car
by  road.
OR
One  VP/VPU by passenger carrying  trains
subject   to a cut of  20% in the admissible
amount of  Composite  Transfer  Grant  if a car
is carried  in the  VPU and  of  25%  if car is not
carried.
(c) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay of Rs.2800
3000 Kgs  of luggage plus  one  Motor Cycle
/Scooter  by  Goods  train or  by Parcel Van /
Brake van attached  to  passenger  carrying
trains  or  by road.
(d) Railway  Servants drawing  Grade
Pay  below  Rs.2800
1500 Kgs of  luggage  plus one  Motor Cycle /
Scooter /Moped /Bicycle  by Goods  Trains  or
by Parcel Van / Brake  van  attached to
passenger  carrying   trains  or by road.
Note :[A]    A pass for  carrying  a  dog  may also  be issued in all cases  from  (a)  to  (d)
above. [B] Personal effects  upto the weight limits  as  indicated above and  /or conveyance
upto the prescribed scale /rates  may be permitted to  be transported by road  on
reimbursement  basis in  lieu  of Kit Pass, to the place of posting  on  transfer / place of
settlement after retirement.
[C] The  rates /scales  for  transportation   of  personal effects / conveyance  by road
shall be as laid down  by   Finance  Directorate  of Railway  Board.
[Authority:Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 01.08.2011]
*****
RBE No.114/2011

Board’s letter No.E(W)2011/UN-1/3 dated 12.08.2011 [RBE
No.114/2011]Uniform Circular No. 05/2011
CORRIGENDUM
Sub: Supply  of Uniform to eligible  categories  of Railway
employees.
Ref: (1) Letter  No.E(W)95/UN-1-19  dated 27-12-2005.
(2) Letter  No.E(W)2008/UN-1/10  dated 04-05-2009.
(3) Letter  No.E(W)2006/UN-1/10  dated 12-08-2009.
(4) Letter  No.E(W)2009/UN-1/11  dated 17-12-2009.

Attention  of the  Zonal Railways etc is  invited to the amended Annexure –
IV to the Dress  Regulations -2004 enclosed with  this office  letter dated  04-05-
2009 referred  to above. As an  inadvertent  error  had crept into Item No.33-A  of
the aforesaid Annexure-IV relating  to the categories  of  Gangmen, Keymen,
Mates and  Patrolmen, Gateman  and Trolleymen,  the same may be  corrected
to read as follows:-
S.No. Item No. To be  replaced  by
(i) (ii) (iii) (iv)Summer Style Winter  Style
Code Description  Code Description
1. 33A 10S Shirt  half
sleeves T/C
Orange
Coloured
8S Shirt full
sleeves T/C
Orange
Coloured
2. 33A 3S Trouser
, T/C,
Drill
Dark
Grey
3S Trouser, T/C,
Drill Dark
Grey
3. Provisos Item 7 Mention of  “ 33 A”  be  deleted
This issues with the concurrence  of the  Finance Directorate  of the
Ministry of  Railways.

RBE No.115/11

Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2010/I/RSRP/1 dated 16.08.2011 [RBE No.115/11] PC
VI-270
Sub:  Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay –
clarification reg.
…A reference has been received from one of the Railways mentioning a
case where an employee working as Accounts Clerk was promoted as Junior
Accounts Assistant [GP  2800] after 01.01.2006 and his pay was fixed as per
Rule 13 of Railway Services [Revised Pay]  Rules, 2008  by  adding 3% of  Basic Pay
and Grade Pay.  On a subsequent date another employee [junior to him] was appointed
as Junior Accounts Assistant [GP  2800] through Direct Recruitment and his pay was
fixed under Section II of Part A of First Schedule of Railway Services [Revised Pay]
Rules, 2008 which happened to be more than that of the above senior.  A doubt has
been raised whether stepping up of pay may be allowed in such cases to the senior
employee who got promoted as Jr. Accounts Assistant [GP  2800] after 01.01.2006 vis-
à-vis his junior who was directly recruited on a subsequent date as Junior Accounts
Assistant [GP  2800] subject to fulfillment of conditions as laid down in Para 5 of
Ministry of Railway’s letter No. PC-VI/2010/I/RSRP/1 dated 17.02.2010.
2. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance and it is
clarified that pay of Senior employee promoted to a post after 01.01.2006 may be
stepped up vis-à-vis his junior who was directly recruited on a subsequent date to the
same post subject to the condition that they belong to the same seniority list for all
purposes and various conditions as laid down in Board’s letter of even number dated
17.02.2010 are fulfilled.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.

Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2010/PM2/6 dated 11.08.2011 addressed to
GM[P]C.Rly and copied to GMs/All Indian Railways
Sub: Consideration of staff in erstwhile  group ‘D’
categories since upgraded  as group ‘C’, for promotion
to the post of Goods Guard in  grade pay Rs.2800.

Reference  Central Railway’s letter  No. HPB/786/TDT/Guard dated
05.04.2010  on the above subject.
The matter has been carefully considered.  The upgradation of erstwhile
group ‘D’ staff does not automatically make them eligible for promotion  against
any of the category in case they already were not  eligible for the same in terms
of extant instructions.  Further, extant instructions for filling up of posts of Goods
Guards already provide for the grades of  eligible  staff and Railway  should not  have any doubt in this regard.  Accordingly, only existing staff with their
replacement grade pay, if they still remain eligible, may be allowed to appear  in
selection for promotion  to the post in question.

RBE No.116 /2011

Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy Clarifications dated 24.08.2011
[RBE No.116 /2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No.13
Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons against sports quota, through Open Advertisement
Ref: Board’s policy letter No. 2010/E[Sports]/4[1]/1/Policy dated 31.12.2010

Please connect Para 8.2.6 of Board’s policy letter referred above, wherein it is
stated that for recruitment of sportspersons against Open Advertisement quota,
advertisement must be issued by the 30th  June and recruitment process should be
completed latest by 31st  October of the year.
The matter of extension in the time limit for advertisement and for completing the
recruitment process has been considered by Railway Board.  In this connection it has
been decided to delegate to the General Manager of the concerned Railway/Unit, the
powers of extension of dates, maximum up to three months i.e., upto 30th
September for advertisement and up to 31st  January of the financial year for completion of recruitment process.  Any further extension to the time limit within the financial year, shall only be granted by the Railway Board on receipt of a proposal from Railway/Unit, with proper  justification for delay.
This also disposes NR’s letter No. 400E/3/Sports/Rectt. dt. 02.08.2011.

RBE No.119/2011

Board’s Notification issued under  letter No. E[D&A]2008 RG 6-11 dated
05.09.2011  [RBE No.119/2011] to be published in the Gazette of India, Part II, Section
3 Sub-section (i)] 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. Short title and Commencement: 1]    These rules may be called the Railway Servants [Discipline and Appeal] Second Amendment Rules, 2011.
2] They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the
Official Gazette.
2. In the Railway Servants [Discipline and Appeal Rules], 1968, in rule 6,
for clause [vi],  the following clause shall be substituted, namely:
“[vi]  Reduction to lower time scale of pay, grade, post or service for a period
to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the
promotion of the Railway servant during such specified period to the
time-scale of pay, grade, post or service from which he was reduced,
with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said
specified period –
[a]  the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall
operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what
extent; and
[b]  the Railway servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time
scale of pay, grade, post or service;”
File No. E[D&A]2008 RG 6-

Note: Principal rules  were published vide Notification No. S.O. 3181, dated the 14th
September, 1968
and subsequently amended vide numbers :-
S.No. Published in the Gazette of India Part II Section 3 Sub-section (i)
GSR/SO No.             Date of Publication
1. 2
1. SO No.1531 dated 24.06.1969
2. SO No.1925 dated  08.05.1971
3. SO No.2501 dated 03.07.1971
4. SO No.5078  dated 06.11.1971
5 SO No. 4050 dated 30.10.1971
6 SO No. 5264 dated 04.12.1971
7 SO No. 9467 dated 08.04.1972
8 SO No. 3918 dated 25.11.72
9 Notification No. E[D&A]69 RG6-9 dated the 5th
February, 1973
10 SO No.2897 dated  06.10.1973
11 SO No.1413 dated 14.05.1977
12 SO No.2193 dated 29.07.1978
13 SO No.0364 dated 23.12.1978
14 Notification No. E[D&A]77 RG6-30 dated the 7th
April, 1978
15 SO No.3057 dated  08.09.1979
16 SO No.3777 dated 17.11.1979
17 SO No.3990 dated 08.12.1979
18 SO No.0143 dated 19.01.1980
19 SO No.0441 dated 23.02.1980
20 Notification No. E[D&A]81 RG6-72 dated the 31st
August, 1982
21 GSR/982 dated 17.12.1983
22 GSR/632 dated 23.06.1984
23 SO No.1822 dated 27.04.1985
24 SO No.5667 dated 06.07.1985
25 GSR/667 dated 22.02.1986
26 GSR/241 dated  04.04.1987
27 GSR/708 dated 19.09.1987
28 GSR/869 dated 21.11.1987
29 GSR/420 dated 21.05.1988
30 GSR/739 dated 17.09.1988
31 GSR/850 dated 11.11.198932 GSR/900 dated 02.12.1989
33 GSR 734 dated 08.12.1990
34 GSR/723 dated 01.12.1990
35 Notification No. E[D&A]91 RG6-42 dated the 8th
June, 1991
36 GSR/568 dated  05.10.1991
37 GSR/86 dated 22.02.1992
38 GSR 504 dated 14.11.1989
39 Notification No. E[D&A]92 RG6-148 dated the 9th
November, 1992
40 GSR/63 dated  30.01.1993
41 GSR/327 dated  16.07.94
42 GSR/422 dated 27.12.-97
43 GSR/106 dated 6.6.1998
44 GSR/87 dated  20.3.1999
45 GSR No. 385 dated 20.11.1999
46 GSR/617 dated 24.11.2001
47 GSR/342 dated 24.08.2002
48 GSR/50 dated 01.02.2003
49 GSE/134 dated  29.03.2003
50 GSR  376 dated 30.10.2004
51 GSR 62 dated 19.02.2005
52 GSR / 195 dated 11.06.2005
53 GSR 226 dated 09.07.2005
54 GSR 190 dated 29.07.2006
55 GSR 154 dated 21.05.2011

RBE No.117/2011

Board’s letter No. PC-V/2011/A/Med/1  dated 26.08.2011  [RBE No.117/2011]

CORRIGENDUM
Sub: Grant  of  Fixed Medical Allowance to railway pensioners /  family pensioners.

Kindly refer to railway Board’s letter of even number dated  07.06.2011
enclosing  therewith  revised Undertaking Form for claiming  Fixed Medical
Allowance. In partial modification to the letter dated 07.06.2011 ibid, it is
mentioned that para 2 of the said letter may be read as under :
“ The revised Undertaking Form to opt for Fixed Medical Allowance is
enclosed. In terms of para 4 of Board’s letter No.PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21-4-1999
(RBE No.65/99), the Railway pensioners / family pensioners who  retired prior to
21-4-1999 should submit the claim for Medical Allowance to their concerned
Pension  Disbursing  Authority and those retired on or after 21-4-1999 should
submit  the claim for  Medical  Allowance to their concerned Pension  Sanctioning
Authority”.
2. Similarly, the text on top of the undertaking in Annexure-I to the letter
dated 07.06.2011 may be read as under:-
“( to be submitted in  DUPLICATE by pensioners / family pensioners  to the
concerned Pension Disbursing Authority ( PDA)/ Pension  Sanctioning  Authority (PSA),
whichever is applicable. PDA should retain one copy of the Undertaking and furnish the
other to the PSA for necessary action. )”
Annexure- I
Board’s letter No. PC-V/2011/A/Med./1 dated 07.06.2011 & 26.08.2011
REVISED UNDERTAKING FORM
[To be submitted  in DUPLICATE by pensioners / family pensioners  to the
concerned Pension Disbursing Authority ( PDA)/ Pension  Sanctioning  Authority
(PSA), whichever is applicable. PDA should retain  one copy of the  Undertaking
and furnish  the other to the PSA  for necessary action]
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I_____________________________________,  a retired employee /family
pensioner whose ___________________ [specify relation of Family pensioner
with deceased Railway employee] was an employee of [Office address]
____________________ declare that I am residing at [residential address
indicated in PPO] _______________, which is beyond 2.5 Kms from the
nearest Railway hospital / health unit __________________  [Name of the
Hospital /Health Unit as contained in Annexure III to Railway Board’s letter No.
PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21.4.99].
2. Accordingly, I hereby opt to claim fixed medical allowance of  100/-
and /or  300 per month as per prescribed rate.  Necessary endorsement may
please be made in my PPO in this regard.  Simultaneously, I undertake that I
will not avail of OPD facilities [except in cases of chronic diseases as
mentioned in  Board’s letter No. 2006/H/DC/JCM dated 12.10.2006] at Railway
hospitals /health units from the day I claim Medical Allowance.  I also
understand that grant of Medical Allowance is subject to the terms and
conditions specified in Board’s letters No. PC-V/98/I/7/1/1 dated 21.4.99 and
1.3.2004 and latest being letter No. PC-V/2006/A/Med/1 dated 15.09.2009.
3. I also declare that I have not availed of any treatment as Out Door Patient
[except in cases of chronic diseases as mentioned in Para-2 above]  for the
period from _______________________ [indicate here the date of retirement
or the date of availing OPD facility on the last occasion or 1.12.1997, whichever
is later] to this day_______________ [indicate here the date on which this
declaration is signed].  I may accordingly be paid  arrear of Medical Allowance
@  100/- and /or  300 per month for the period mentioned above as per
prescribed rate.  4. The above information furnished by me is correct to the best of my
knowledge and belief.  I also understand that, if at any stage, it is found that the
undertaking submitted by me is incorrect or carries false information, my FMA
is liable to be stopped with immediate effect and further suitable action could be
taken to recover the excess amount paid to me.
Signature…………………………..
Name in full………………………..
PPO No…………………………….
Issued by ………………………….
SB A/c No………………………….
Post office /Bank…………………..
Branch………………………………
Place………………………………..
Date…………………………………

***
RBE No.118/2011

Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26 dated 01.09.2011    PC-VI No.271[RBE No.118/2011]
Sub: Travelling allowance rules – journey on Transfer /  Retirement.

In terms of Board’s letter No.E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 01.08.2011, personal effects up to the specified weight limits and /or conveyance up to the prescribed scale/rates as prescribed under Board’s letter  No.E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated  17.06.2009 may be permitted  to be transported by road  on reimbursement  basis in lieu of Kit Pass to the place  of posting on  transfer/place of settlement after retirement. Reimbursement  on account of transportation of  personal effects/conveyance  would be regulated  as under:-
I.  Transportation of  Conveyance on  transfer / settlement after retirement.
WHEN CONVEYANCE IS SENT UNDER ITS OWN PROPULSION
Between places connected by rail Between  places not connected by rail Prescribed rates limited to expenditure on  transportation by passenger train on rail .
Prescribed rates.*
WHEN CONVEYANCE IS SENT LOADED ON A TRUCK
Between places connected by rail Between  places not connected by rail
Actual expenses limited to prescribed rates or expenditure on transportation
by passenger  train on  rail, whichever is less Actual expenses limited to  prescribed
rates.*
*Prescribed rates means, the rates notified  by the  concerned Directorate
of  Transport, for taxi and auto rickshaw, at the starting  point, subject to a
maximum of Rs.20/- for taxi and Rs.10/- for auto rickshaw as prescribed/revised
vide Board’s letter of even number dated 1.12.2008 and  No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18
dated  13.06.2011.
II. Transportation of Personal effects on Transfer/settlement after
retirement:

(1)  Between places connected  by  rail -
(i) If the  transportation of personal effects is  made by rail Rates prescribed in terms of Board’s letter number F(E)I/2008/AL28/15 dated 29.12.2010 and revised vide
Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dated 13.06.2011 would be applicable
for transportation of personal effects by  road  from the place of residence
to the Railway Station at the old headquarters and  from Railway Station to the place of  residence at the new headquarters.(ii) If the transportation of  personal effects  is made by road Reimbursement  of actual expenditure by road  limited to  presumptive railway freight.

(2)  Between places not connected  by  rail -
The rates of  transportation of personal effects  by road between places not
connected  by rail would be the rates  as prescribed in terms of Board’s letter  number
F(E)I/2008/AL28/15 dated 29.12.2010 and revised vide  Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL- 28/18 dated13.06.2011.
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I.R.E.M. Vol. I ( Revised Edition , 1989)
Para 1125 and 1125(i) of IREM Vol. I ( Revised Edition) may be read as under:-
1125 –Advances  for Festivals – Advance Correction  Slip No. 208
Page No.141 Chapter – XI.
Non-gazetted  railway servants  ( including workshop staff whose grade pay does
not exceed Rs.4800/- ( Rupees  four thousand eight hundred only ) per month  may be
granted an advance on the eve of important festivals subject to the following  terms and
conditions:-
(i) The advance  may be granted to  Group ‘C’ railway servants  ( including  skilled
and highly skilled staff ) and to Group ‘D’ railway servants  ( including semi-skilled and
unskilled staff).  The amount of advance  will be Rs.3,000/- ( Rupees Three thousand
only).  The rate  of advance  shall be  increased  by  25% every time dearness allowance
on revised pay bands increases by fifty percent.
( The remaining  terms and conditions  of  Para 1125 { i.e. sub Para (ii) to (viii)} will
remain unchanged )
( Authority: No.E(LL)2008/FA/1 dated 22.04.2009)
RBE No.121 /2011
Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy Clarifications dated 07.09.2011
[RBE No.121 /2011] Clarification/Corrigendum No. 14 Sub: Target  Date for disposal of cases received from sportspersons for  recruitment against sports quota through Talent  Scouting.Ref: Board’s policy letter No.2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 (Policy)  dt.31.12.2010.

It is observed that most of the Railways/ Units are taking inordinately long
time in finalizing  the cases of sportspersons for their recruitment against sports
quota through Talent Scouting. While  examining  such a case,  Hon’ble  MSR(B)
has desired  to fix a target  date for completing  all formalities for recruitment of
sportspersons  against sports quota through Talent Scouting. The matter  has been examined and it has been decided  by Board  that  target date for completing all formalities  for recruitment  against sports quota through Talent  Scouting, shall be three months from the date of receipt of application from the  candidate or from Railway Board /RSPB.
All the Railways/Units should therefore strictly follow the target dates fixed
for trials and  approval of the competent  authority, in the case of recruitment  of
sportspersons through Talent Scouting, as per  instructions contained in Board’s
policy letter dt. 31.12.2010, referred above. After  the approval of competent
authority, in the case of  finally selected candidate, the offer of appointment must
be issued  before the completion of three months period, from the date of receipt
of application from the candidate  or receipt of the case from the Railway Board /RSPB.
RBE No.120/2011

Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/PN1/12 dated 06.09.2011    [RBE No.120/2011]

Sub: Revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were
in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance
under Rules 64 and 65 of the Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.

In accordance with para 4.2 of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
[DOP&PW]’s OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW[A] dated 01.09.2008, adopted on the Railway
vide this office letter of even number dated 08.09.2008, the revised pension of pre-2006
pensioners shall, in no case, be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the
pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the
pensioner had retired.  In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of
the minimum of the revised pay scale.
2. Doubts have been raised in regard to the applicability of the above provision in
the case of revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in
receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40
and 41 of the CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 which correspond to Rule 64 and 65 of the
Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.  The matter has been examined by the
DOP&PW in consultation  with Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that the
benefit of para 4.2 of DOP&PW’s OM dated 01.09.2008, as clarified  vide their OM dated 3.10.2008, circulated on the Railways vide this office letter of even number dated
08.10.2008, will not be applicable in the case of revision of pension/family pension in
respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and
compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of the CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972
which correspond to Rule 64 and 65 of the Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.
3. All Zonal Railways etc. are, therefore, advised to take necessary action
accordingly.
Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/ACP/2 dated 08.09.2011
Sub: Regarding grant of Transport Allowance @  7000/- + DA
thereon on grant of higher Grade Pay earned under DACP
Scheme.

References have been received from some Zonal Railways seeking clarification
as to whether the officers who have been promoted in SAG on Non-functional basis under the Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme [DACPS] drawing Grade Pay
of  10,000/- are eligible for Transport Allowance @ 7000/-+ DA thereon.
The matter has been examined and it is clarified that in terms of para-3 of
Board’s letter dated 12.09.08 [RBE No. 11/2008] officers drawing Grade Pay of
10000/- and  12000/- and those in HAG+ scale who are entitled to the use of official car
in terms of Board’s letter No. E[G]95 AL4-9 dated 06.11.1995 shall be given an option to
avail the existing facility of staff car or to draw the Transport Allowance @  7000/- plus
DA thereon.  Evidently, officers who are not entitled to the use of official car in terms of
Board’s letter No. E[G]95AL 4-9 dated 06.11.1995 are eligible to get Transport Allowance
at normal rates  as mentioned in para-1 of Board’s letter dated 12.09.2008 [RBE
No.111/2008].

Board’s letter No. E[G]95 AL4-9 dated 06.11.1995
Sub: Use of official car by Senior Officers of the Railways.

Reference instructions issued under Railway Ministry’s letter No.E[G]90 AL4-13
dated 30.6.90 read with Board’s letters dated 14.9.90 and 7.5.91 on the above noted
subject.
2. Ministry of Railways on further consideration of the matter and in partial
modification of the instructions referred to, have decided that officers of the rank of the
Head of the Department of the Railways and above, who desire to avail of the facility of
the use of Staff Cars from residence to office and back, shall pay at the following rates:
1 Heads of the Departments of Railways in the field in the Senior Administrative Grade in scale Rs.5900-6700 and officers in the scale Rs.5100-5700 if they are in the field and
are also designated as Heads of Deptts.:
Rs.100/-p.m.
2 Officers of the ranks of Principal Head of the Departments, Addl. G.M. or equivalent posts in scale Rs.7300-7600:Rs.125/-p.m.
The above charges are to be recovered every month from  the salary of the
officers who avail of this facility.
3. The rates of recovery for the use of staff cars for private purposes by
officers of the rank of General Managers of Indian Railways  “Open Line”
including the General Managers of the production Units, Construction Units,
Metro Railway, Calcutta, Principal, Railway Staff College, Vadodara & DG/RDSO
upto 500 Kms. p.m. shall now be as under:
i] for cars upto and including 16 H.P.                    Rs.350 p.m.
ii] for cars above 16 H.P.                                        Rs.450/- p.m.
These orders will take effect from 01.02.1994.This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of
the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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RBE No. 134/2011

Board’s letter No. E[P&A)II/2011/PLB-6 dated  30.09.2011  [RBE No. 134/2011]

Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted
Railway employees for the financial year 2010-2011.
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The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to
78 days [Seventy eight] days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the
financial year 2010-11 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all
RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages exceed  3500/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if ‘wages’ are  3500/- p.m.
2  ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus  shall include ‘Basic
pay’ as defined in the Railway Services ( Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2010-11. 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 also 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 2010-11 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  8975/-  towards
Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2010-11.  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. Further,  in relaxation to 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 [2003 Reprint 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. Keeping in view the interest of the employees since puja holidays have already
commenced, payment of Productivity Linked Bonus in cash for the financial year 2010-11 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made  on priority as was done in the previous years.
7. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

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RBE No.123/2011

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2011/HRA-4 dated 16.09.2011    [RBE No.123/2011]

Sub: Re-classification of Saharanpur as ‘Y’ class city for  the purpose of House Rent Allowance-regarding

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2004/HRA-l6 dated 28.1.2005 and letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 regarding re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees. The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide their Notification No. 2176/9-7-0953J/1998 dated 01.10.2009 reconstituted the area of Saharanpur (M.B.) by adding certain areas within its Municipal  Corporation and re-named as Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, which resulted in an increase in population of Saharanpur Municipal Corporation’ to qualify it for  classification as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees.
2.  The President is accordingly, pleased to decide that Saharanpur city
(within its Municipal limits) shall stand reclassified as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose
of grant of House Rent Allowance to the Railway employees posted there.
3.  These orders shall be effective from 1 June, 2011.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

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RBE No.125/2011

Board’s letter No. E(G)2008 QR1-9 dated 20.09.11  [RBE No.125/2011]
Sub: Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by
Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.
Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.09.05, E(G)2008/QR-1/9
dated 01.10.08 &11.08.09.
Instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway
employees transferred and posted to N.F. Railway have been issued from time to time.
The existing orders on the subject are valid up to 30.06.2011. The question of further
extension of these orders beyond 30.06.2011 has been considered and it has now been
decided with the approval of Competent Authority to extend these orders for a further
period of three years i.e. up to 30.06.2014  or till revised orders on the subject are
issued, whichever is earlier.
Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of the
officers who have been transferred and posted to N.F.Railway is allowed for bonafide
use of the dependent family of transferred Railway servant, he/she will furnish certificate
on lst July and lst January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members
are actually residing in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting. Such a
certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.
In case no such certificate is received by 3lst January and 31st July every year,
the quarter controlling authority will be constrained to cancel the allotment of the quarter
in question.
The request for retention of entitled type of accommodation should be received
within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing the charge at the last station
of posting, so that further necessary action will be initiated by the quarter controlling
authority in time.This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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RBE No.126 /2011

Board’s letter No. E[W]2011/UN-I/11 dated 20.09.2011  [RBE No.126 /2011]
Uniform Circular No. 06/2011
Sub:- Dress Regulations 2004 – Payment of stitching charges.
Ref:- Board’s letters No.(i) E(W)2001/UN-1/3 dated 08.12.2006.
(ii) E(W)2007/UN-l/13 dated 31.10.2007.
Instructions were issued as referred to above prescribing the rates of
stitching charges for uniform for eligible Railway employees as per rates laid
down by DOP&T.
2.  Consequent upon revision of stitching charges by DOP&T vide their OM
No.14/1/2010-JCA2 dated 18-04-2011, this Ministry has decided to revise the
rates of stitching charges towards uniform for eligible railway employees as per
Dress Regulations, 2004 amended from time to time as under:S.No. Winter Revised
1. Buttoned up Coat and Pant 750
2. Over Coat for Staff Car Drivers 600
3. Ladies Half Coat 600
Summer
4. Pant (Terricot) 135
5. Bush Shirt (Polyvastra) 60
6. Blouse 45
7. Salwar Kameez 90
8. Coat 600
3. The above mentioned rates are effective from 1st April, 2011.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2011/RC-1/SR/20 dated 14.9.2011
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – delegation of power.

References are being received seeking clarification whether General
Manager can consider candidates for appointment on compassionate ground to
the post of Staff Nurse with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- in light of the stipulation
made vide para 2 of this Ministry’s letter dated 31.5.2011 ( RBE No.77/2011). It is
clarified that power delegated vide para 2 of Board’s letter ibid is applicable in all
cases of compassionate ground appointments where Grade Pay is Rs.4600/-
and below and that includes the category of Staff Nurse. Further, First Class in
Engineering has to be ascertained only where requisite qualification for a post is
Degree in Engineering or equivalent.
RBE No.124/2011

Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/PN1/12 dated 19.09.2011 [RBE No.124/2011]

Sub:  Inclusion of names of members of family in the PPO and proof of age
for additional quantum of family pension – requirement of certificates
etc. — regarding.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioner’s Welfare [DOP&PW]’s OM No.
1/19/11-P&PW[E] dated 03.08.2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information and
compliance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed OM and
Railway Board’s corresponding instructions is given below:
S.No DOP&PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions
1 OM No. 1/21/91-P&PW[E] dated 20.01.1993 Letter No. 87/AC-II/21/33 dated 05.05.1995
2 OM No. 1/6/2008-P&PW[E] dated 22.06.2010 Letter No. 2007/AC-II/21/10 dated 12.7.2010
3 OM  No. 38/37/08-P&PW[A] dated 21st  May, 2009 Letter No. F[E]III/2008/PN1/12 dated 26.05.2009
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Copy of DOP&PW’s OM No. F.No 1/19/11-P&PW(E) dated 03.08.2011
Sub:  Inclusion of names of members of family in the PPO and proof of age
for additional quantum of family pension – requirement of certificates
etc. — regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.
l/6/2008.P&PW(E), dated 22.06.10 and No. 1/21/91-P&PW(E), dated 20.01.93,
regarding intimation of names of eligible family members by the pensioner or the spouse
to the Head of Office for inclusion in the Pension Payment Order (PPO). It has been
clarified in the O.M dated 22.06.10 that in cases where the pensioner or his/ her spouse
has expired, the widowed or divorced or unmarried daughter/ parents/ dependent
disabled children/ disabled siblings can themselves intimate such details to the pension
sanctioning authority, who can process such cases if sufficient proof of entitlement is
produced by the claimant and all other conditions for grant of family pension are fulfilled.2.  Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated
21.05.09, wherein detailed instructions regarding admissibility of documents as proof of
date of birth of very old family pensioner who neither have a birth certificate nor any
other corroborating document and whose date of birth is not available in the PPOs as
well as in the office records of CPAO/ PAO have been circulated.
3.  It is a matter of concern that a large number of complaints have been received in
this Department from various pensioners associations and individuals that the
documents submitted by them to the Heads of Office concerned are not accepted by
them. Complaints about inordinate delay of 2- 3 years in settling the claims have also
been received.
4.  It is hereby reiterated that documents indicated in para 5 of 0M dated 21.05.09
may be relied upon by the Heads of Office for admitting claims of the family pensioners.
In addition to these, the Aadhaar number issued by Unique Identification Authority of
India (UIDAI) may also be accepted by the Heads of Office/ Pension Disbursing
Authorities as valid proof of identity. It is also emphasized that the date of birth of the
applicant may also be ascertained at the time of sanctioning family pension as it may be
required for deciding the quantum of additional family pension when the family pensioner  attains the age of 80 years or above.
5.  In case the applicant is unable to submit any of the documents indicated above
but claims family pension based on some other documentary evidence, such cases may
be submitted to the administrative Ministry/ Department. The decision of the
administrative Ministry/ Department in this regard will be final.
6.  Requests have also been received for inclusion of the name of dependent
disabled child(ren) in the PPO during the life-time of the pensioner. It is hereby clarified
that neither dependence nor disability are bound to be permanent in nature. Therefore,
the name(s) of such child/ children may be included in the details of family by the Head
of Office on receiving a request from the pensioner or his/ her spouse. However, family
pension would be sanctioned only when their turn comes to receive the family pension
on the demise of the pensioner/ family pensioner, after examining the claim(s) of
such disabled children for family pension subject to the fulfillment of conditions stipulated in the relevant provisions of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.
7.  All Ministries/ Departments are requested to give wide publicity to these
clarifications.

RBE No.131/2011

Board’s letter No.    E(W)92 PS 5-3/1 dated 28.09.2011     [RBE No.131/2011]
Sub: Validity of Passes for travel in Garib Rath Express Trains.
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 14-02-2007.
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Instructions have been issued vide para-1(i) of this office letter of even
number dated 14-02-2007 permitting travel in Garib Rath Express Trains by
serving/retired railway servants/individuals on all passes valid for travel in 1st
AC / 2AC / 3AC / Chair Car issued as per provisions of Railway Servants (Pass)
Rules,1986 (Second Edition1993). Facility of attendant is, however, not permitted
in these trains.
2.  On a demand raised by AIRF at the PNM forum, a proposal has been
under consideration of Board for allowing 2nd Class pass for travel in Garib Rath
Express Trains.
3.  The matter has been examined and it has been decided by Board that
serving / retired railway servants / individuals may also be allowed to travel in
Garib Rath Exp. trains on “2nd / Sleeper Class Pass” issued under Railway
Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition 1993) on payment of difference of
fare between the class of actual travel of Garib Rath Exp. trains and the Sleeper
class of Express trains for the distance travelled.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.

  Board’s letter No. 2003/H/28/1/RELHS dated 21.07.2011
Sub: Joining of RELHS by Railway employees at the time of
superannuation
Ref: Board’s letters of even number dated  08.07.09,
08.04.2009 and 16.03.2009.
…Attention is invited to the Board’s letters on the subject mentioned above
wherein the following has been decided:
“Joining of RELHS has been made MANDATORY for all retiring
employees.  In case the retiring staff /officer is unwilling to join the scheme,
he /she will have to submit his /her unwillingness in writing with a clear
understanding that no further chance shall be given to join the scheme in
future.”
In order to avoid unnecessary requests by the post 16.3.09 retirees for
joining the scheme in future it is desired that the above instructions be reiterated
and periodic checks be arranged for detecting any system failures.
For strict compliance please.
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RBE No.123/2011
Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2011/HRA-4 dated 16.09.2011    [RBE No.123/2011]

Sub: Re-classification of Saharanpur as ‘Y’ class city for the
purpose of House Rent Allowance-regarding
…Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2004/HRA-l6 dated 28.1.2005
and letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 regarding re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees. The Government of Uttar Pradesh vide their Notification No. 2176/9-7-0953J/1998 dated 01.10.2009 reconstituted the area of Saharanpur (M.B.) by adding certain areas within its Municipal Corporation and re-named as Saharanpur Municipal Corporation, which resulted in an increase in population of Saharanpur Municipal Corporation’ to qualify it for classification as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of  House Rent Allowance to the Central Government employees.
2.  The President is accordingly, pleased to decide that Saharanpur city (within its Municipal limits) shall stand reclassified as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of grant of  House Rent Allowance to the Railway employees posted there.
3.  These orders shall be effective from 1 June, 2011.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

RBE No.125/2011
Board’s letter No. E(G)2008 QR1-9 dated 20.09.11  [RBE No.125/2011]
Sub: Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by
Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.
Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.09.05, E(G)2008/QR-1/9
dated 01.10.08 &11.08.09.

Instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway
employees transferred and posted to N.F. Railway have been issued from time to time.  The existing orders on the subject are valid up to 30.06.2011. The question of further extension of these orders beyond 30.06.2011 has been considered and it has now been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to extend these orders for a further period of three years i.e. up to 30.06.2014  or till revised orders on the subject are issued, whichever is earlier.
Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of the
officers who have been transferred and posted to N.F.Railway is allowed for bonafide use of the dependent family of transferred Railway servant, he/she will furnish certificate on lst July and lst January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting. Such a certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.
In case no such certificate is received by 3lst January and 31st July every year,
the quarter controlling authority will be constrained to cancel the allotment of the quarter in question.The request for retention of entitled type of accommodation should be received within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing the charge at the last station of  posting, so that further necessary action will be initiated by the quarter controlling authority in time.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

RBE No.126 /2011

Board’s letter No. E[W]2011/UN-I/11 dated 20.09.2011  [RBE No.126 /2011]
Uniform Circular No. 06/2011
Sub:- Dress Regulations 2004 – Payment of stitching charges.
Ref:- Board’s letters No.(i) E(W)2001/UN-1/3 dated 08.12.2006.
(ii) E(W)2007/UN-l/13 dated 31.10.2007.
Instructions were issued as referred to above prescribing the rates of stitching
charges for uniform for eligible Railway employees as per rates laid down by DOP&T.
2.  Consequent upon revision of stitching charges by DOP&T vide their OM
No.14/1/2010-JCA2 dated 18-04-2011, this Ministry has decided to revise the rates of stitching charges towards uniform for eligible railway employees as per Dress Regulations, 2004 amended from time to time as under:
S.No. Winter Revised
1. Buttoned up Coat and Pant 750
2. Over Coat for Staff Car Drivers 600
3. Ladies Half Coat 600
Summer
4. Pant (Terricot) 135
5. Bush Shirt (Polyvastra) 60
6. Blouse 45
7. Salwar Kameez 90
8. Coat 600
3. The above mentioned rates are effective from 1st April, 2011.
4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2011/RC-1/SR/20 dated 14.9.2011
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – delegation of  power.

References are being received seeking clarification whether General Manager can
consider candidates for appointment on compassionate ground to the post of Staff Nurse with Grade Pay of Rs.4600/- in light of the stipulation made vide para 2 of this Ministry’s letter dated 31.5.2011 ( RBE No.77/2011). It is clarified that power delegated vide para 2 of  Board’s letter ibid is applicable in all cases of compassionate ground appointments where Grade Pay is Rs.4600/- and below and that includes the category of Staff Nurse. Further,  First Class in Engineering has to be ascertained only where requisite qualification for a post  is Degree in Engineering or equivalent.

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RBE No.137/2011
Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1 dated    [RBE No.137/2011]PC VI 277
Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised
rates effective from 01.07.2011.
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Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 25.03.2011
(S.No. PC VI 251, RBE No.40/2011) on the subject mentioned above. The
President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway
employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 51% to 58% with effect
from 1st  July, 2011.
2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even
number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/3, RBE No.106/2008) shall continue to be
applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.3. 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 bill for September, 2011 and no honorarium is payable for
preparing separate bill for this purpose.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry
of Railways.
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RBE No.127/2011
Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2011/RR-2/2 dated 22.09.2011  [RBE No.127/2011]
Sub: Recruitment against Scouts & Guides and Cultural
quota for the year 2011-12 regarding.

The issue whether candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories when
applying for recruitment against Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ posts against the notifications published for Scouts & Guides Quota and Cultural Quota are to be extended relaxation in age limit as admissible in general recruitment has been under examination of this Ministry.
In the above context, it is clarified that instead of notifying these posts as UR
[unreserved], they should be mentioned as open to all candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories who apply against notification published for Scouts & Guides Quota and Cultural Quota be extended relaxation as admissible to general open market recruitment.  However, in case of being selected with any relaxation on account of being a candidate from the above categories, he/she will be taken against reserved roster point.
Notifications published for Scouts & Guides Quota and Cultural Quota for the
year 2011-12 be suitably amended.

RBE No.128 /2011
Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2005/PN1/16 dated 22.09.2011  [RBE No.128 /2011]
Sub: Grant of family pension to dependent parents of a
deceased Government employee.

A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M.
No. 1/2/07-P&PW(E) dated 02.09.2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information
and compliance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed O.M. and
Railway Board’s corresponding instructions is given below:
S.No DOP&PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions
1 OM No. 45/86/97-P&PW[A] Part I dated 27.10.1997
Letter No. F[E]III/97/PN1/22 dated 05.11.1997
3 OM  No. 38/37/08-P&PW[A] dated 2.09. 2008 Letter No. F[E]III/2008/PN1/13 dated 15.09.2008
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Copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No. 1/2/07- P&PW(E) dated 02.09.2011
Sub: Grant of family pension to dependent parents of a deceased
Government employee.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No. 45/86/97-
P&PW(A)-part 1, dated 27.10.1997, whereby the definition of family for the purpose of grant of family pension was extended to include, inter alia, “parents who were wholly dependent on the Government servant when he/ she was alive provided the deceased employee had left behind neither a widow nor a child”.
2. It has been observed that Ministries/Departments have been interpreting this to mean that parents are eligible for family pension when the deceased employee is survived by them only. In case the deceased employee is survived by a widow and/ or one or more children, the parents are not considered eligible to receive family pension subsequent to such widow and / or children becoming ineligible to receive family pension or ceasing to survive.
3. It is hereby clarified that in case the deceased government servant is not survived by a widow/widower or a child, the dependent parents become directly eligible to receive family pension. In cases where a deceased Government servant is survived by a widow/widower or a child, and the position changes subsequently because of death or re-marriage of the spouse and/or death or ineligibility of child/children, including a disabled child, the dependent parents become eligible for family pension. However, in terms of this Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 02.09.08, a childless widow, subject to dependency criteria, is entitled to the family pension even after her re-
marriage. In such an event, the parents of the deceased employee become entitled to the family pension only after the childless widow dies or when her independent income from all other sources becomes equal to or higher than that prescribed for dependency criterion under the Rules.
4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide. U.O. No.248/E.V/2011, dated 2nd September, 2009.

RBE No.132/2011
Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/ED-2/4 dated 28.09.2011  [RBE No.132/2011]          Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed
by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions /clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
2. Now, DOP&T vide Office Memorandum No. 21011/16/2OO9-Estt.(AL) dated
17.06.2011 has issued certain clarifications related to reimbursement of Children
Education Allowance admissible to Government employees.  The same is circulated herewith for guidance of all concerned.
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Copy of DOP&T’s Office Memorandum No. 21011/16/2OO9-Estt.(AL) dated 17.06.2011
Sub: Clarification on Children Education Allowance.
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The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M. No. 12011/03/2008-
Estt(Allowance) dated 02-09-2008 and clarificatory O.M No.12011/16/2009-Estt.(AL) dated 13.11.2009 on the Children Education Allowance(CEA) Scheme, this Department has been receiving references from various Departments seeking further clarifications.
The doubts raised are clarified as under:-
(i)    whether Children Education Allowance
would be admissible beyond two children due
to failure of sterilization operation.
The reimbursement of Children Education
Allowance is admissible only for the first child
born after failure of sterilization operation.
(ii) whether the admissible amount per annum  It is clarified that a Government servant is per child (annual ceiling of Rs. 15000/-) on
account of CEA can be reimbursed in full in
the first quarter of the financial academic
year itself.
allowed to get 50% of the total amount
subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first
quarter and the remaining amount in third and
or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire
amount in the first and second quarters is not
allowed.
[ii]   A Government servant can claim full
amount subject to the annual ceiling of
Rs.15,000/- in the last quarter.

RBE No. 138/2011
Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2009/RE-3/9 dated 05.10.2011  [RBE No. 138/2011]
Sub: Fixation of pay of medically decategorised running staff while kept
on supernumerary posts – Granting benefits of running allowance -
Regarding.

The question of fixation of pay of medically decategorised running staff for
the period from the date they are declared unfit till their final absorption in
alternative appointment i.e the period during which they are kept on
supernumerary post for want of suitable alternative posts due to which it has not
been possible to adjust the employees concerned immediately, has been
engaging attention of the Board for quite some time.
2.  The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided
that the pay of medically decategorised running staff while they are kept on
supernumerary posts i.e from the date, they are declared medically unfit till the
date they are absorbed in suitable alternative posts, needs to be suitably fixed by
addition of the pay element of running allowance as may be in force. Their pay
during this period will be fixed based on their pay in Pay-Band and Grade Pay
plus pay element of running allowance as may be in force. As such,
supernumerary posts wherever found necessary may be created at appropriate
level. After fixation of pay in such a manner, no allowance in lieu of kilometerage
shall be admissible.
3.  However, it is reiterated that there should be minimum delay in
redeploying medically decategorised running staff against alternative posts.
Serious efforts should be made to locate suitable alternative posts for such staff
immediately and at the most within a period of three months. Any unreasonable delay must be avoided. It will be the responsibility primarily of the officer under
whom the concerned Railway servant was directly working to find a suitable job
for him.
4.  The instructions for fixation of pay of medically decategorised running staff
on their absorption in suitable alternative posts will be issued separately.
5.  This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

RBE No.135/2011
Board’s letter No. .E[G]2010 FE-1-2 dated 30.09.2011 [RBE No.135/2011]
Sub: Inclusion of four Institutes/Societies [1] Society for
Human Resource Management [SHRM] [2] National HRD
Network    [3] Indian Society for Training & Development
[ISTD] &     [4] Academy of Management.

Ministry of Railways have decided that four Institutes/Societies [1] Society for
Human Resource Management [SHRM] [2] National HRD Network [3] Indian Society for Training & Development [ISTD] & [4] Academy of Management be incorporated in the list of Annexure-A, circulated vide Board’s letter No. E[G]83 FE 1-4 dated 29.4.88.  This will entitle Railway officials to 90% reimbursement of membership of these Institutes/Societies.
This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of
Railways.

RBE No.143/2011
Board’s letter No. 2011/E[Sports]/4[3]/6 [Typing Test] dated 11.10.2011  [RBE No.143/2011]
Sub: Typing Test of Group-C staff appointed against Sports
Quota.Ref: Board’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2004/RR-1/48   dated  9.2 .2005   (RBE
No. 25/05)

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference containing guidelines
for acquiring the typing proficiency by the persons appointed on Zonal Railways & Production Units as Clerk and Senior Clerk, against Sports Quota.
Some of the Zonal Railways have sought guidelines for the course of action to be
taken in case of sportspersons recruited against sport quota as Clerk / Sr. Clerk failing to pass the typing proficiency test within four years from the date of their appointment.
The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that in
case of sports persons recruited against Sports Quota as Clerk/ Sr. Clerk failing to pass Type Writing Test within four years from the date of appointment, then, his/her appointment will be treated as provisional till such time that he/she passes the Type Writing Test and no promotion/increment will be granted.  However, in case of outstanding sportspersons exception for grant of promotion will be with the approval of Railway Board.
Person recruited against sports quota may be allowed to appear in the Type
Writing Test, till he/she passes the same.

RBE No.145/2011
Board’s letter No. E[W]2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 13.10.2011 [RBE No.145/2011]
Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of School Pass, School
Card Pass and Residential Card Pass

Consequent upon revision of Pay scales on the basis of decision of the
Government on the recommendations of 6th
Central Pay Commission,  the question of revision of existing entitlements to ‘School Pass’ ‘School Card Pass’ and Residential Card Pass’ under the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] has been under  consideration  of this Ministry.
2. The matter has been examined and in exercise of the powers conferred by the
proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that the pay limits for entitlements to ‘School Pass’ and ‘School Card Pass’ and ‘Residential Card Pass’ be revised as per Advance Correction Slip No. 69 attached.
2.1 In all other respects, the existing provisions of the Railway Servants [Pass]
Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993], as amended from time to time shall continue to apply.3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Advance Correction Slip No. 69 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second
Edition, 1993]

I. Schedule III : School Pass
Replace Rule [i] in Column No.3 under School Pass with the following:
[i] be issued with the class of pass as indicated below:
Category Entitlement
1.   Group ‘A’  & Group ‘B’ [Gazetted] I Class  ‘A’
2.      Non-Gazetted employees:
[i]      In Grade Pay   4200/- and above
[ii]     In Grade Pay   2800/-
[iii]    In Grade Pay below   2800/-
Ist Class
IInd  Class ‘A’
IInd/Sleeper Class
However, the children of railway employee studying in Oak Grove School,
Jharipani, who are not ordinarily entitled to Ist Class Passes, may, as a special case, be
issued Ist Class Passes from their homes to Dehradun at the beginning of school
session and back to their homes at the conclusion of the school session.  The above
provision equally applies for their up and down journeys during authorized vacations.
On these occasions, Ist class Passes may also be issued to the escorts [school
teachers] for their up and down journeys;
II Schedule-III: School Card Passes
Replace Column No. 3  under the heading ‘School Card Passes’ with the
following:
Category Entitlement
2.   Group ‘A’  & Group ‘B’ [Gazetted] I Class  ‘A’
2.      Non-Gazetted employees:
[i]      In Grade Pay   4200/- and above
[ii]     In Grade Pay   2800/-
[iii]    In Grade Pay below   2800/-
Ist Class
IInd  Class ‘A’
IInd/Sleeper Class
III Schedule –VI: Residential Card Pass
Replace Column No. 3 with the following:
Category Entitlement
3.   Group ‘A’  & Group ‘B’ [Gazetted] I Class  ‘A’
2.      Non-Gazetted employees:
[i]      In Grade Pay   4200/- and above
[ii]     In Grade Pay   2800/-
[iii]    In Grade Pay below   2800/-
Ist Class
IInd  Class ‘A’
IInd/Sleeper Class
Note: No attendant is allowed in Residential Card Pass.
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2008 PS 5-1/38 dt. 13.10.2011] SERIAL CIRCULAR No.142/2011
No. SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/O/937      Dated:24-10-2011
No. P[R]500/XXIII
Copy of Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/12  dated 10.10.2011 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action.
Copy of Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/12  dated 10.10.2011 [RBE No.141 /2011]
Sub: Revision of pension of pre-1996 and pre-2006 retired
employees of scale Rs.6500-10500 w.r.t. Grade Pay of 4600/-

A doubt has been raised by one of the Zonal Railways as to whether
pension/family pension of pre-2006 retirees, who retired from the pre-revised
scale of  6500-10500, will be stepped up w.r.t. Grade Pay of  4600 in the light of the decision of Department of Expenditure vide their OM. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 13th November, 2009  w.e.f. 1.1.2006 to grant revised Grade Pay of  4600 in lieu of  4200 to those who were in pre-revised pay scale of  6500-10500.
2.  This issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure, and it is clarified that pre-2006 retired employees who were in the pre-revised scale of  6500-10500 are not entitled for stepping up of their pension and family pension with reference to the revised Grade Pay  4600/-.

RBE No.146/2011
Board’s letter No. E(W)2007/CP-1/37 dated 13.10.2011 ( RBE No.146/2011)

Sub: Payment of Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to the families of
Railway employees who die in harness on duty- Withdrawal of
ceiling on aggregate of payments from different sources. Ref: This office letters No. E(W)99/CP-1/1 dated 5.11.1999 ( RBE
No.285/99)
[ii]  E(W)2008/CP-1/7 dated 30.09.2008 ( RBE No.136/2008)
[iii]  E(W)2007/CP-1/37 dated 10.01.2011 ( RBE No.04/2011)

Instructions regarding payment of ex-gratia lumpsum compensation payable to
families of Govt. employees who die in harness in the performance of their bona fide
official duties under various circumstances as contained in Deptt. of Pension and
Pensioners Welfare’s OM No. 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11.9.1998, OM No. 38/37/08- P&PW[A] dated 02.09.2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW[F] dated 16.03.2009 [adopted in Board’s office vide above referred letters] as amended from time to time, have now been suitably revised by Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM No. 45/7/2008-P&PW[F] dated 12.07.2010.  A copy of the same is sent herewith for information and guidance.  The orders contained therein will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also.
2. The above orders will take effect from 01.01.2006.
3. All other terms and conditions mentioned in the Deptt. of Pension and
Pensioners Welfare’s OM dated 11th  Sept., 1998 circulated vide Board’s letter dated 05.11.1999 [RBE No. 285/99] shall remain unchanged.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

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Copy of  Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners Welfare’s OM No.  45/7/2008-P&PW[F] dated 12.07.2010
Sub:Implementation of the Government’s decision on the
recommendation of the Sixth CPC-Revision of provisions
regulating special benefits in the cases of Death and Disability in service – payment of ex-gratia lump sum compensation to families of Central Govt. employees –  modification – regarding -

The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s Office
Memorandum of even number dated 16th March, 2009, it was provided that ex-
gratia lump sum compensation to the families of deceased Government servants
including from sundry Government sources, such as the Prime Minister’s Relief
Fund, Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, etc. should not exceed the aggregate of Rs.
20 lakhs in each individual case. Para 12 of Annexure to this Department’s OM
No. 45/55/97-P&PW(C) dated 11th September, 1998 was modified to that extent.
2.  The matter has been further reviewed and it has now been decided that
there will be no ceiling for grant of ex-gratia lump sum compensation in terms of
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s OM No. OM 45/55/97-P&PW(C)
dated 11th September, 1998 read with OM NO.38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 2nd
September, 2008 and OM No.45/7/2008-P&PW (F) dated 16th March, 2009.3. The above revised provision will be effective from 1.1.2006.
4.  All other terms and conditions in the O.M. dated 11th September, 1998
shall remain unchanged.
5.  This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department
of Expenditure U.O. No. 361/EV/2010 dated 4th June, 2010
6.  Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department,
these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of
India.

RBE No.151/2011
Board’s letter No. PC-V/2008/PS/1[Stipend] dated 20.10.2011
[RBE No.151/2011]PC-VI 279
Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on
Railways.

Consequent upon the revision in training period of Jr. Engineer Mechanical
Department, item No.23 of the Schedule of Board’s letter of even number dated
15.12.2008 stands modified as under:
S.No. Category Training Period Revised Pay
Band of the post
[Rs.]
Grade
Pay
[Rs.]
Revised rates of
stipend
alongwith
corresponding
grade pay [Rs.]
MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL DEPARTMENTS
23. Jr.Engineer  Gr.II[WS] One Year 9300-34800 4200 9300 + 4200
2. The above revised rates of stipend are applicable to those batches that
undergo the modified training modules as indicated against the category.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of
Railways.  SERIAL CIRCULAR No.145/2011
No. SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/O/855   Dated: 31-10-2011
No. P[R]436/IREM/VII
Copy of Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2009/3/14 dated 26.09.2011 is published for
information, guidance and necessary action. Board’s letter dated 21-6-2011 quoted
therein was circulated under Serial Circular No.100/2011.
Copy of Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2009/3/14 dated 26.09.2011 [RBE No.129 /2011]
Sub:  Revised  training module for  Assistant  Loco Pilots.

Consequent  upon revision of the  training duration in the training modules for
Assistant Loco Pilots vide letter of even number dated  05.6.2009, Pay Commission
Dte. vide  letter No.PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend) dated 29.06.2011 have  consequently
revised  the rates of  stipend  of  Assistant  Loco Pilot  ( Elect.) and  Assistant  Loco Pilot
(Diesel).
2. In view of the above changes  the  Indian  Railway  Establishment  Volume I
( 1989 Edition)   is accordingly  amended as  in  Advance  Correction  Slip  No.218
(enclosed).
3          The  Ministry of  Railways have  also  decided that the  Manual  of Management
of  Training  is  amended  as per  Advance  Correction  Slip  No.3/2011  ( enclosed).

Sd/-
( Anil Wason )/Dy. Director /MPP.
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Indian  Railway  Establishment  Manual Vol. I  (  1989  Edition )
Advance  Correction Slip  No. 218
Amend the  following  vide  para  137 (2)   ( iv)  of  Sub-Section  III of  Section ‘B’
under  Chapter  – I  of  Indian  Railway   Establishment  Manual  Vol. I   ( 1989  Edition  )
137 (2)  (iv)  Training  and  stipend  :-  They  will be  on  training  for  a period of
17 weeks.   Stipend    5830  + 1900.
( Authority :Railway  Board’s letter  No. E(MPP)2009/3/14 dated  05.06.2009  and
PC-V/2008/PS/1 ( Stipend ) dated   29.06.2011)
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Manual  on  Management  of  Training
(  June   1998)
S. No. 9  & 10  of  Item  No. II of  Appendix  II of the  Manual  on  Management
of  Training   ( Edition  1998)   may be  replaced  as under :-
(a)  Assistant    Loco Pilot    ( Diesel  )   17  weeks.
(b)  Assistant    Loco Pilot    ( Elect   )    17  weeks.
(Authority  : Railway  Board’s letter  No. E (MPP) 2009/3/14 dated  05.06.2009 )
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RBE No.130/2011
Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2009/3/12 dated 26.09.2011  [RBE
No.130/2011]
Various  Railways  have been  seeking  clarification whether the  Training
Modules  issued vide  Board’s letter   of even  number dated  21.12.2009  ( RBE
No. 225/2009] cover  only  the   directly  recruited candidates  of  Supervisors  of
Signal  & Telecommunication  Department .  It  is  clarified that the  above
training  modules  cover   all the  Supervisors  of  Signal   &  Telecommunication
department.  The  revised  stage –wise  training  for the  Supervisors  of  Signal
&  Telecommunication   Department  is as follows:-
Category  Initial  Courses   (  in  weeks)  Refresher –cum- Promotional
Courses  ( in weeks )
Signal Telecomm. Signal Telecomm.
Junior  Engineer ( RRB)
52 52 4 4
Junior  Engineer
( Intermediate  /
LDCE )
34 34 4 4
Sr. Section
Engineer
52 52 4 4

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RBE No.133 /2011
Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2009/3/16 dated 28.09.2011  [RBE No.133 /2011]
Sub: Revised   Training  Modules  for  Electrical   Engineering
Deptt.

Various  Railways   have been seeking   clarification whether  the  Training
Modules   issued vide Board’s  letter of even  number dated  15.01.2010  ( RBE No.11/2010)  cover   only  the  directly  recruited  candidates  of  Supervisors  of  Electrical  Engineering  Department.  In this  connection attention is  invited  to the last para  of Board’s letter  quoted  above that the  Training   Module  pertains  to  all  categories of Electrical   Engineering  Supervisors   which  implies  intermediate  apprentices as well.  The  revised  stage-wise  training  for the  Supervisors    of  Electrical  Engineering Department  is  as  follows :-
Category Initial  Courses ( in weeks)
Refresher Courses              ( in
weeks)
Junior  Engineer  ( RRB )
All  Streams
52 2
Junior  Engineer   (Intermediate
/LDCE)            All   Streams
52 2
Sr. Section  Engineer
All  Streams
52 2
Sd/-
( Anil Wason ) Dy. Director /MPP/ Rly. Bd.
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RBE No.148/2011
Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/16 dated 19.10.2011 [RBE No.148/2011]
Sub: Revised training module for Supervisors of Electrical
Department.

Board vide letter of even number dated 15.1.2010 have issued the revised
training  module for Supervisors of  Electrical Department and vide letter No. PC-
V/2008/PS/1[Stipend] dated 29.6.2011 have revised the rates of stipend of Junior
Engineer Gr.II [Electrical] .
2. In view of the above changes the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I
[1989 Edition] is accordingly amended as in Advance Correction Slip No. 220 [enclosed].
1. The Ministry of Railways have also decided that the Manual on Management of
Training is amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2011 [enclosed].

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Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition]- Advance Correction Slip No. 220
Amend the following para 141[2][iii] of Sub-section II of Section ‘B’ Chapter I of
Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition].
141[2][iii] Training and Stipend: They will be on training for a period of 12
months. Stipend   9300 + 4200.
Note: The  period of training for Intermediate Apprentices will be 12 months, but they
will continue to draw the pay and allowances of the post from which they were selected
during the period of the training. [Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/16 dated 15.1.2010 & PC-
V/2008/PS/1[Stipend] dated 29.6.2011]
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Manual on Management of Training [June 1998] – Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2011
S.No. 7 [a] & [b] of Item No II of Appendix II of the Manual on Management of Training
[Edition 1998] may be modified as under:-
7 [a] Junior Engineer Gr.II [Electrical] 12 months
[b] Intermediate Apprentices [Electrical] 12 months
[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/16 dated 15.1.2010]
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RBE No.149/2011
Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/12 dated 19.10.2011  [RBE No.149/2011]
Sub: Revised training module for Supervisors of S&T
Department.

Board vide letter of even number dated 21.12.2009 have issued the revised
training  module for Supervisors of  S&T Department and vide letter No. PC-
V/2008/PS/1[Stipend] dated 29.6.2011 have revised the rates of stipend of Supervisors
of  S&T Department .
2. In view of the above changes the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition] is accordingly amended as in Advance Correction Slip No. 219 [enclosed].
2. The Ministry of Railways have also decided that the Manual on Management of
Training is amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 2/2011 [enclosed].
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Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition] -Advance Correction Slip
No. 219
Amend the following para 147[2][iii]  and 148[2][iii] of Sub-section II of Section ‘B’ Chapter I of Indian Railway Establishment Manual Volume I [1989 Edition].
147[2][iii] Training and Stipend: They will be on training for a period of 12
months. Stipend   9300 + 4200.
148[2][iii] Training and Stipend: They will be on training for a period of 12
months. Stipend   9300 + 4200.Note: The  period of training for Intermediate Apprentices will also be 8 months.
[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/12 dated 21.12.2009  & PC-
V/2008/PS/1[Stipend] dated 29.6.2011]
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Manual on Management of Training [June 1998] – Advance Correction Slip No. 2/2011 S.No. 6 [a] & [b] and  S.No. 7 [a] & [b] of Item No III of Appendix II of the Manual on Management of Training  [Edition 1998] may be modified as under:-
6 [a] Junior Engineer Gr.II [Signal] 12 months
[b] Intermediate Apprentices [Signal] 8 months
7 [a] Junior Engineer Gr.II [Tele] 12 months
[b] Intermediate Apprentices [Tele] 8 months
[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2009/3/12 dated 19.10.2011]
***

RBE No.150/2011
Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dated 20.10.2011 [RBE No.150/2011]
Sub: Payment of Family Pension at enhanced rates to the
widowed/ divorced/unmarried daughters beyond 25 years
of age – Clarification regarding.

In terms of sub-rule  [4] of Rule 75 of the Railways Services [Pension] Rules,
1993, enhanced family pension is payable to the eligible member of the family as
indicated in sub-rule[6] of Rule 75 of Rules ibid.  Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 [RBE No. 44/2005] dated 16.03.2005 and letter No.F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dated 18.09.2007 extending the scope of family pension to divorced / widowed daughters and unmarried daughters respectively beyond 25 years of a age.Para 8.2 of Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/ PN1/13 dated 15.09.2008 provides forpayment of enhanced family pension under Rule 75[4][i][a] to the family of a Railway servant, who dies in service, from the date following the date of death of the Railway servant for a period of ten years, without any upper age limit.  There will be no change in the period for payment of enhanced family pension in case of death of a pensioner.
3. The matter regarding admissibility of enhanced family pension to the eligible
widowed/ divorced/ unmarried  daughters of the deceased Railway servants and
pensioners beyond 25 years of age has been under consideration in this Ministry in consultation with the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW] and it is clarified that such daughters beyond 25 years of age will continue to be eligible for family pension at enhanced rates as per the Railways Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.  In other words, the enhanced family pension payable will be for ten years in case of death of a railway servant while in service and in case of death of a railway servant after retirement, family pension at enhanced rate will be payable for a period of seven years, or for a period upto the date on which the retired deceased railway servant would have attained the age of sixty seven years had  he/she survived, whichever is less.

RBE No.152/2011
Bd’s ltr No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 21.10.2011 (RBE No.152/2011)PC VI-280
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners
/family pensioners –Revised rate effective from 01.07.2011
***
A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 05.10.2011 of Ministry of  Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare] on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action.  These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office
Memorandum and Railway Board’s corresponding instructions are given below:
Sl.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 O.M. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW[G] dated 27.09.2010 PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/2 dated 11.10.2010
2. 2 (i) O.M.No.23/1/97-P&PW (B) dated 23.02.1998
(ii) O.M.No.23/3/2008–P&PW(B) dated 15.09.08
N.A
3. 3 (i) O.M.No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.98
[ii] O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000
(i) F(E)III/96/PN1/9     dt.18.08.98.
(ii) F(E)III./96/PN1/9   dated 02.08.2000
4. 5 [i]  O.M.No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dt.2.07.99
[ii]  OM No.  38/88/2008-P&PW[G] dated 9.7.2009
(i) F(E)III/99/PN1/21 dated 5.08.99
(ii) F(E)III/2008/PN1/13 dated 20.07.2009
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

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Copy of DOP&PW’s  OM No. 42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 05.10.2011
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government
pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from
1.7.2011.
***The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0M No. 42/15/2011-
P&PW(G) dated 29th March, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 51% to 58% w.e.f. 1st  July, 2011.
2.  These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family
Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid Out of the
Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s 0M No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s 0M No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.
3.  Central Government Employees who had drawn lump sum  amount on
absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s 0M No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 58% w.e.f. 1.7.2011 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lump sum payment on absorption  and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the 0.M. dated 14.07,98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s 0M No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.
4.  Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next
higher rupee.
5.  Other provisions governing grant of DR 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 0M No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s 0M No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.
6.  In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.
7.  It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the
nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.
8.  The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are
requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these
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, 11/34-80-II
dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all
Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii)
(CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries
and all Nationalised Banks.9.  In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.
10.  This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure conveyed vide their 0M No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 5th October, 2011.

RBE No.153/2011
Board’s letter No. F[E]III/2008/LE-1/2 dated 27.10.2011  [RBE No.153/2011]
Sub: Encashment of Leave to be granted to Railway servants on
their appointment in Central Public Enterprises.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the
Constitution, the President  is  pleased to direct that the Rule 550[F] of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.I, [1985 Edition] [Third Re-print Edition 2008] be amended as in the Advance Correction slip No. 119  attached.

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Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I, [1985 Edition] [Third Re-print Edition 2008]
Advance Correction slip No. 119
1. 550-F  may be substituted with the following:
“[F]    In case of permanent absorption in Public Sector
Undertaking/Autonomous body wholly or substantially owned or controlled by
the Central/State Government:
A railway servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a service or post in or  under a Corporation or Company wholly or substantially owned or controlled  by the Central Government or State Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by one or more than one such Government shall be granted, suo moto, by  competent to grant leave cash equivalent of leave salary in respect of
both leave on average pay and leave on half average pay, if any, at the credit of the Railway servant on the date of absorption subject to a maximum of 300 days and the cash equivalent of leave salary payable shall be calculated in the same manner as provided for in sub-rule [A] [1][b] of Rule 500”.

RBE No.154 /2011
Board’s letter No. F[E]/III/2009/PN1/7 dated 27.10.2011  [RBE No.154 /2011]
Sub: Grant of family pension to the dependent family
members of a Railway servant /pensioner reported
missing – Reg.
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A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M.
No.1/17/2011-P&PW(E) dated 14th   September, 2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. A concordance of DOP&PW’s instructions referred to in the enclosed O.M. and
Railway Board’s corresponding instructions is given below:
S.No DOP&PW’s instructions Railway Board’s corresponding instructions
1 O.M. No. 1/17/86-P&PW dtd 29th
August, 1986 F[E]III/86/PN1/17 dated 19.9.1986
2 O.M. No.1/17/86-P&PW[C] dtd 25th
January, 1991 F[E]III/86/PN1/17 dated 27.3.1991
3 O.M.No.1[17]86-P&PW[E] dated 18th
February, 1993 F[E]III/86/PN1/17 dated 21.1.1994
4. O.M. No.1/28/04-P&PW[E] dated 31st
March, 2009 F[E]III/2009/PN1/7dtd. 30.4.2009
5. O.M. No. 1/28/04-P&PW[E] dated 2nd
July, 2010 F[E]III/2009/PN1/7dtd. 13.07.2010

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Copy of DOP&PW’s O.M. No. F.No.1/17/2011-P&PW(E) dated 14
Th   September, 2011
Sub: Grant of family pension to the eligible member of the
family of a pensioner – regarding.
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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s earlier office
memorandum No. 1/17/86-P&PW(E), dated 29th
August, 1986, 25th January. 1991 and l8th  February, 1993 and No. 1/28/04-P&PW(E) dated 31st  March. 2009 and 2nd  July, 2010
regarding grant of family pension to the eligible members of the family of an
employee/pensioner reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known.
2.  As per this Department’s O.M. dt. 29.8.1986, subject to fulfillment of Certain
conditions, the family pension can he granted to the family of an employee reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known after a period of one year reckoned from the date of filing the FIR with the police authorities. Subsequently, it was clarified vide this Department’s O.M. dated 25th January, 1991, that the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. dated 29th August, 1986, would be applicable in the case of missing pensioners mutatis mutandis. It was further clarified vide this Department’s O.M.
No. 1/17/86-P&PW(E), dated 28.02.1993 that family pension to the eligible family member of an employee reported missing would accrue
from the date of lodging the FIR or expiry of leave in the case of an employee who had disappeared, whichever is later.
3.  While providing that the family pension to the family of the missing employed
pensioner may be sanctioned after a period of six months from the date of registration of an FIR with the police vide this Department’s O.M. dated 2nd July, 2010, it was also made clear that the earlier instructions did not make any distinction between the government servant and the pensioner and Cover both of them for the purpose of grant of family pension. However, doubts have been raised by some quarters to the effect as to whether family pension will accrue from the date of lodging the FIR in the case of missing pensioners as well.
4.  The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with
Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. It is hereby clarified that as the previous instructions did not make any distinction between the Government servant and the pensioner, the family pension to the family of a missing pensioner would accrue with effect from the date of lodging the FIR or from the date immediately succeeding the day till pension had been last paid to the pensioner, whichever is later. Accordingly, arrears in past cases would also be admissible.
5.  This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of
Expenditure vide their U.O. No.263/E.V/2011 dated 12.9.2011.

RBE No.158/2011
Bd’s ltr No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15 dated 21.11.2011 (RBE No.158/2011)
Sub: Implementation  of  Recommendations  of  6th  CPC
– Merger of  grades  – Revised Classification and
mode of filling up of non gazetted  posts  – Scheme
for  filling  up of vacancies  after  31.12.2011.
Ref: Board’s letters of even No. dated 11.01.2010,
22.07.2010, 03.11.2010 and 06.04.2011
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Reference  this  Ministry’s letters of even number dated  03.09.2009 &
07.06.2010 on the above subject, under  which   scheme  for  filling  up of vacancies  as may  arise upto  31.08.2009 &  31.12.2011 respectively were circulated to the Railways.
2. The issue  has  once again  been considered  by  this  Ministry  and it  has been decided that the  existing  methodology, as  enumerated in the letter of even  number dated  03.09.2009, may be  applied to  fill up   the  promotional vacancies  as may arise up to 31.12.2012, with benchmarking as indicated in  letter  dated  07.06.2010, i.e. 6 and
8 marks  out of  15 for the  posts in  Grade Pay  Rs.4200 and  Rs. 4600 respectively , wherever promotion  is  to be done on the basis  of  “ Seniority –cum-Suitability”, till  further orders. 3. It has also been decided that  henceforth  the  contents reflected in  para 2.3 of Board’s letter of even number  dated  03.09.2009, prescribing  for filling up of direct  recruitment  and  promotee  quota  vacancies in the grade pay of  Rs. 4200 and Rs.4600, stands  nullified.

RBE No. 155/2011
Board’s letter No. E[MPP]/2010/1/46 dated 03.11.2011  [RBE No. 155/2011]

Sub: Rightsizing Indian Railways.
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Kindly refer to Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/1/11 dated 11.08.2000
[RBE No. 98/2000] on the above subject, followed by Board’s letters No.
E[MPP]2000/1/11 dated 04.01.2001 & 31.12.2001 and letter No. E[MPP]2002/1/83 dated 17.01.2003.
The matter was considered earlier and accordingly it was decided to withdraw
restrictions on annual fresh recruitment vide this office letter of even number dated 7.4.2011 [RBE 46/2011].
The matter has been further examined and it is clarified that instructions
contained in paragraph [a], [b] and [c] of Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2000/1/11dated 11.08.2000 [RBE No. 98/2000] with regard to restrictions on intake, as modified from time to time by subsequent letters, are withdrawn.  All other instructions contained in the aforesaid letters, cited above, would however, remain unchanged.

RBE No.166/2011
Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2011/RR-1/11 dated 09.12.2011  [RBE No.166/2011] Sub: Recruitment/engagement of persons in Pay Band of Rs.5200-
20200 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800/-) – Minimum educational
qualification- regarding.
Ref: Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2009/RR-1/1OPt. dated 09/12/2010,
E(NG)II/2008/SB/SR/15 dated 17/09/2010 and E(NG)II/2010/RC-5/1
dated 16.07.2010.
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The issue of minimum educational qualification of candidates belonging to the
categories of compassionate appointment, land loser, accident victims, LARSGESS and substitutes in line with recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission as accepted by the Government of India has been under consideration for some time.
2.  Accordingly, it has now been decided by the Ministry of Railways (Railway
Board) that in exceptional circumstances, wherever grant of appointment is considered to any of those persons in categories mentioned above, not in possession of prescribed educational qualifications for the post, such persons will be recruited/engaged as trainees who will be given the regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum educational qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. The emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, will be governed by the minimum of the -1S pay band without any grade pay. The period spent in the -1S pay band by the future recruits will not be counted as service for any purpose as their regular service will start  only after they are placed in the pay band PB-I of Rs.5200-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.1800.
3.  This should be included in the appointment letter being given to the candidate, in case such appointments are made.
4.  With the issue of these instructions, letters mentioned in reference above stand suitably modified.

RBE No.160/2011
Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2011/HW-2       dated 29.11.2011        [RBE No.160/2011]
Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 1-7-2011

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide
this Ministry’s letter No.PC-Vl/2008/1/7/2/1 dated 05.10.2011, 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-2010/HW-2 dated 16.05.2011 stand revised with effect from 01-07-2011 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.
2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of
Railways.

ANNEXURE ‘A’ ANNEXURE ‘B’
Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA)
with effect from 1.7.2011 for ‘Intensive’,
‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories
and Workshop staff
Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) with
effect from 1.7.2011 for Essentially
Intermittent’ categories of staff
S.No. Pay Band Grade
Pay
Rate of
NDA (
)
S.N
o.
Pay Band Grade
Pay
Rate of NDA
( )
1 4440-7440 1300 53.20 1 4440-7440 1300 35.45
2 4440-7440 1400 53.95 2 4440-7440 1400 35.95
3 4440-7440 1600 55.40 3 4440-7440 1600 36.95
4 4440-7440 1650 55.80 4 4440-7440 1650 37.20
5 5200-20200 1800 106.55 5 5200-20200 1800 71.05
6 5200-20200 1900 107.30 6 5200-20200 1900 71.55
7 5200-20200 2000 108.05 7 5200-20200 2000 72.05
8 5200-20200 2400 110.95 8 5200-20200 2400 73.95
9 5200-20200 2800 113.90 9 5200-20200 2800 75.95
10 9300-34800 4200 192.90 10 9300-34800 4200 128.60
11 9300-34800 4600
[and
above]
195.85 11 9300-34800 4600
[and
above]
130.55

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RBE No.142 /2011
Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2007/PM1/9 dated 11.10.2011  [RBE No.142 /2011]
Sub: Providing  Manpower to CORE for meeting  electrification
targets – Reiteration of  instructions regarding.

In spite  of  clear cut instructions to  Zonal Railways, as  contained  in
Board’s letter of even number dated 08.05.2008 to account  for staff requirement  of  CORE and lend  all necessary  assistance  by sparing  required staff as  and when demanded  by CORE. It has been brought  to the notice  of  Board in a progress review meeting  with  Railway  Electrification  Works  that  Zonal Railways are not taking into account  the staff requirement  of  CORE while  holding, selection  /suitability  tests and are  considering  the same only for placing  indents  on RRBs, leading  to requirement of CORE not materializing  in case  of receipt  of  short panel  from RRB.
The issue has been given due  consideration and  it is advised that
henceforth  the  Zonal  Railways  may take the following  points into consideration,  besides  the instructions dated  08.05.2008  on the above  subject.
a) CPM/RE  will submit the  requirement  of supervisors  & other  Group ‘C’
category staff, Division  wise of all departments  to DRM/P. After
finalization  of  panel, suitable  candidates to be posted to  CPM/RE.
b) CPM/RE  will advise the Division  at  least one year  before the expiry of
the sanction of the work charged post,  so that the staff working  against
work charge  posts are  adjusted against their  own cadre.
c)  Requirement  of staff will be specifically  indicated  by CPM/RE  about
the  department  ( such as TRD, General  Service, Operating,  P.Way ,
Engineering, Works)  to  which  it  will be added.

Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2008/RS-37 dated 28.11.2011
Sub: Anomaly in fixation of pay of Loco Supervisory staff
appointed prior to 01.01.2006 with reference  to their
juniors appointed after 01.01.2006 and drawing more
pay than the seniors.

Instructions for stepping up of pay of Loco Inspector appointed prior to 1.1.2006
with reference to their juniors appointed after 1.1.2006, on fulfilling certain conditions were issued vide Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II/2008/RS-37 dated 24.7.2009.  In terms of  these instructions the benefit of stepping  up of pay is not permissible without fulfilling the condition of Rule 3[a] mentioned therein which states as under:
“Both the junior and the senior Railway servants should belong to the same
cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted should be identical in the
same cadre and other conditions enumerated in Note 10 below Rule 7 of RS[RP]
Rules, 2008 should be fulfilled.”
It has come to the notice of Railway Board that some of the Railways are not
strictly following the conditions laid down in the instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II/2008/RS-37 dated 24.7.2009. It is therefore, desired that such cases of anomaly may be considered only if all the conditions laid down in Board’s letter E[P&A]II/2008/RS-37 dated 24.7.2009 are completely fulfilled.

RBE No.159 /2011
Board’s letter No. 2011/E(Sports )4(1)/1Policy Clarification dated 28.11.2011
[RBE No.159 /2011]
Sub:- Recruitment  of  sportspersons against  sports quota in Ball
Badminton, Body  Building and  Cycling  sports disciplines.
Ref:-  Board’s letter  No.E(Sports)/2007/Policy /4(Clarifications)
dt. 03.05.2010 (RBE No. 67/2010).

In  connection  with  Board’s letter dated  03.05.2010  referred above, it is
clarified that in the  game of  Ball Badminton, Body  Building and  Cycling, only the championships  conducted  by these  Federations  at National  levels and their affiliated members at  State  levels shall not  be considered  for recruitment  and  incentive purposes.
All other  sports  achievements  ( e.g.  in  All India  Inter  University
Championships  and  in  International events  )  in these  three  games, as mentioned  in Board’s  policy   letter  No. 2010 /E ( Sports ) 4/(1)/1(Policy )  dt. 31.12.2010, may be considered  for  recruitment,  incentive  and other   establishment  related issues.
This  also  disposes  CR’s letter  No. CRSA/Rect/11-12 dt. 17-10—2011

RBE No.162/2011
Board’s ltr.No. 2011/E(Sports)4(1)/1/Policy  Clarifications dated 02.12.2011
[RBE No.162/2011]Sub:- Educational  Qualifications  for  sports persons for recruitment against
sports quota.
Ref:- Board’s letter  Nos.(i)2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 Pt. (E.Q) dt.21.12.2010 ( RBE
No. 181/2010)
(ii) 2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/(Policy) dt. 31.12.2010 ( RBE No. 189B/2010)
and   (iii) 2011/E(Sports)4(1)/1/Policy Clarification  dt. 20.04.2011
( Corrigendum No.8/2011).
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Please  connect  Board’s policy  letters  referred above on the subject matter,
Board’s clarifications  to queries raised by  Eastern  Railway, are  as under:-
S. No. Points Raised  by  the  Railway Clarifications
(i) Whether,  all sportspersons  having
requisite  sports and other norms  and
who are only  Class- VIII pass, can be
considered for  recruitment in  (-) 1S
Pay  Band, as per  Board’s letter dt.
21.12.2010  & 20.04.2011  referred
above.
As per Board’s letter  dt. 21.12.2010  referred
above only  the sports persons having
outstanding  sports achievements  and  who
are only Class – VIII pass, can be considered
for  recruitment in  (-) 1S Pay Band.
(ii) If, only  outstanding sportspersons  are
to be  considered, then the criteria for
determining  outstanding
sportspersons?
For considering  the cases as per  Board’s
letter dt. 21.12.2010 referred above , the
sportspersons having  the  sports norms for
recruitment in  Grade Pay Rs.1900/2000 or
above  as per  Board’s policy letter dated
31.12.2010  referred above,  shall only be
considered  as  “ Outstanding”.
(iii) Whether  such  sportspersons can only
be considered for  recruitment  in  (-)
1S Pay  Band  with GP Rs.1300  Or
otherwise?
As advised  by the  Pay  Commission
Directorate of  Railway   Board, (-) 1S Pay
Band   has been clarified  by  6th
Central Pay
Commission in  Para  2.2.10 of their report.
This pay band  is   Rs. 4440-7440   and not
supposed  to carry  any  Grade Pay in respect
of  future   recruits.
Therefore, sportspersons  recruited  against
sports  quota in  (-) 1S Pay Band  in  scale
Rs.4440-7440, shall not carry   any   Grade
Pay.
(iv) Whether,  the exemption  as  granted
to sportspersons  from  obtaining  50%
marks in matriculation  for their
recruitments against  sports  quota  as
per  Board’s  letters  dt. 11.07.2001
and  10.07.2009, may  still be
continued?
The exemption  to sportspersons as granted
by Railway  Board  vide its letter  nos.
E(Sports)2000/Policy /2 dt. 11.07.2001 and  E
(Sports) 2007/Policy/4 ( Clarifications ) dt.
10.07.2009 shall remain  continued.
This also  disposes  ER’s  letter  Nos. CPO/SC/SAS/Quota /Pt. II dt.
14.07.2011.

RBE No.163/2011
Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/A/DA/1 dated 02-12-2011[RBE No.163/2011
Sub:- Rates  of  Dearness Allowance  applicable  w.e.f. 01-07-2011
to the  Railway employees   continuing  to draw their  pay in
the  pre-revised  scale as per 5th  CPC.

In  continuation of  Ministry   of  Railway’s letter  of even  number dated  26-04-
2011  (PC-VI/256, RBE  No. 54/2011  revising    rates  of  Dearness  Allowance  w.e.f. 01-01-2011  in respect  of  Railway  Servants who continue to draw their  pay and emoluments  in the pre-revised  scales of  pay  ( 5th
CPC Scales )  the rates of Dearness  Allowance   admissible   to  these categories  of employees shall be enhanced  from the existing  rate  of  115 %  to  127%  w.e.f. 01-07-2011 . All other conditions  as laid down  in the  Board’s letter dated 17-11-2008  (RBE  No. 179/2008 ) will continue   to apply.
This  issues  with the concurrence  of the  Finance  Directorate of the Ministry of  Railways. [Authority: MoF’s OM No. 1[3]/2008-EII[B], dated 17.10.2011]

RBE No.164/2011
Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/58 dated 08.12.2011 [RBE No.164/2011]
Sub: Recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff having
Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- on Railways -
regarding.
…Attention is invited to Para No.2 of the enclosure to this Ministry’s letter No.
E(NG)-II/96/RR-1/62 dated 18.7.2005 regarding periodicity of recruitment to erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts now in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/-. The issue has been reconsidered by the Board and in modification to provision contained therein, it has been decided to initiate recruitment process annually in Grade Pay Rs.1800 as per the following time schedule.
S.No. Item Month
1 Issue of Notification July
2 Last date of receipt of application 30th Sept.
3 Scrutiny of application Jan/Feb.
4 Issue of call letter for Written Test  March/April
5 Written Test May/June
6 (PET) Physical efficiency Test Sept./Oct.
7 Medical Test/Document Verification Nov./December
8 Declaration of Final panel December
This schedule will be effective from July, 2012. Accordingly, the notification to be issued in July, 2012 will take into account the vacancies occurring during the period 1.1.2013 to 31.12.2013. The vacancies occurring up to 31.12.2012 has been accounted for in the ongoing recruitment notification issued in December 2010/January 2011.

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RBE No.165/2011
Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2010/RR-1/17 dated 08.12.2011 [RBE No.165/2011]
Sub: Recognition of Engineering Diploma/Degrees obtained
through Distance Education Mode — Acceptance for
purpose of employment on the railways.

References have been received from various railway establishments seeking
clarification regarding status of diploma/degree in Engineering obtained from various
institutions in India through Open & Distance Learning mode. The issue has been
examined in consultation with Distance Education Council, New Delhi.
Accordingly, Railway Board have decided not to accept diploma/degree in
Engineering obtained through distance mode except AMIETE (recognition for which has
been permitted vide RBE No. 230/1990) for the purpose of employment in railways with
immediate effect and till further orders.

RBE No.161/2011
Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2003/PMl0/4  dated  02.12.2011 [RBE No.161/2011]
Sub: Modification in qualification to the post of Radiographer
in PB-I Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 in Medical Department-
Amendment to IREM, Vol.I, First Re-print Edition-2009- regarding.

As the Railways are aware, in terms of Para 164(1) (ii) of IREM Vol. I, First Re-print Edition-2009, the vacancies in the grade of Radiographers in PB-I Rs. 5200-20200 G.P. Rs. 2800 against 50% promotional quota are filled by selection from amongst staff in PB-I GP Rs.1800 working as X-Ray Attendant possessing the qualification of Matriculation with Physics and Chemistry; those possessing Diploma in X-Ray Technician’s Course from a recognized Institute, should have put in a minimum of two years service and others a minimum of five years Railway service to be eligible for promotion. In the event of shortfall against the quota the posts remaining unfilled will not be carried forward and will be filled by direct recruitment.
2.  Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has laid down minimum educational
qualification for X-Ray Technologists, as mentioned below, with stipulation that it is mandatory for all medical X-Ray installation to follow this requirement:-
i) 10+2 or equivalent examination passed with science subjects from a recognized Board;  and
ii) Radiographers/X-Ray Technologist course of minimum one year duration
(including in field training in diagnostic radiology) passed from a recognized
institution.
3.  In the light of the above developments, the matter has been considered by
Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) in consultation with its Health Directorate and it has been decided to adopt the modified educational qualification, as recommended by AERB mentioned above, for implementation on the Railways to fill up the post of Radiographers/X-Ray Technicians in Pay Band-I Rs 5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs.2800 against 50% promotional quota. Other terms and Conditions as laid down for the purpose will remain unaltered.
4.  The Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Vol.I, First Re-print Edition- 2009,
may be amended accordingly as per Advance Correction Slip No.221 enclosed.

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I  1989 Edn [First Re-print Edition-       2009]  Advance Correction Slip No.221
Chapter-I, Section ‘B’     Sub-Section III – Recruitment & Training
Substitute the following for the existing qualification shown in para 164[1][ii]:
[i] 10+2 or equivalent examination passed with science subjects from a
recognized Board; and
[ii] Radiographers/X-Ray Technologist course of minimum one year duration
[including in field training in diagnostic radiology] passed from a
recognised institution.
[Authority: Ministry of Railway’s letter No. E[NG]I-2003/PM10/4 dated 02.12.2011]
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RBE No.167/2011
Board’s letter No. .E[G]2010/EM 1/2 pt. dated 12.12.2011  [RBE No.167/2011]
Sub: Applicability of Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules,
2008 to persons re-employed in Railway service after
retirement and whose pay is debitable to Railway
Estimates.

Reference consolidated instructions issued by the Deptt. Of Personnel and
Training vide their OM No. 3/1/85-Estt.[P.II] dated 31.7.1986 reg. fixation of pay on re-employment of pensioners, which was circulated to the Railways vide Board’s letter No.  E[G]86/EM1/8 dated 21.1.1987.
After the introduction of the system of running pay bands and grade pays, the
Department of Personnel and Training vide their OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt.[Pay II] dated 5.4.2010 have amended the relevant provisions of orders dated 31.7.86 ibid in the manner indicated therein.  A copy of the OM dated 5.4.2010 ibid is enclosed for guidance.  DOP&T’s OM No. 3/13/2008-Estt.[Pay II] dated 11.11.2008 mentioned therein has been adopted & circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/2 dated 30.4.2009.  The amended provisions as indicated in the enclosed OM will apply mutatis mutandis in the case of fixation of pay of re-employed personnel on Indian Railways. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

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Copy of Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No. 3/19/2009-Estt.[Pay II] dated 5.4.2010
Sub: Applicability of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 to persons re-employed in
Government Service after retirement and whose pay is
debitable to Civil Estimates.
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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.3/13/2008-Estt.(Pay II) dated 11th November, 2008 on the above-mentioned subject. Certain references have been received seeking clarification regarding the manner of fixation of pay of retired Defence Forces personnel/officers re-employed in Central Government Civilian posts, after the implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. This has been considered in consultation with Department of Expenditure. The pay fixation of re-employed pensioners on re-employment in Central Government, including that of Defence Forces personnel/officers, is being done in accordance with CCS (fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners) Orders, 1986, issued vide this Department’s O.M. No. 3/1/85-Estt. (Pay II) dated 31st
July, 1986 (as revised from time to time).
2. After the introduction of the system of running pay bands and grade pays, it has been decided to amend the relevant provisions of CCS (fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners) Orders, 1986 in the manner indicated below: -
Existing Provision Proposed revised provision Para 4(a): Re-employed pensioners shall be allowed to draw pay only in the prescribed scales of pay of the posts in which they are re-employed. No protection of the scales of pay of the posts held by them prior to retirement shall be given.
Para 4(a): Re-employed pensioners shall be
allowed to draw pay only in the prescribed
pay scale/pay structure of the post in which
they are re-employed. No protection of the
scales of pay/pay structure of the post held
by them prior to retirement shall be given.
Note: Under the provisions of CCS (RP)
Rules, 2008, revised pay structure
comprises the grade pay attached to the
post and the applicable pay band.
Para 4(b)(i): In all cases where the pension
is fully ignored, the initial pay on re-
employment shall be fixed at the minimum of
the scale of pay of the reemployed post.
Para 4(b)(i): In all cases where the pension is
fully ignored, the initial pay on re-
employment shall be fixed as per entry pay in
the revised pay structure of the reemployed
post applicable in the case of direct recruits
appointed on or after
1.1.2006 as notified vide Section II, Part A of
First Schedule to CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.
Para 4(b)(ii): In cases where the entire
pension and pensionary benefits are not
ignored for pay fixation, the initial pay on re-
employment shall be fixed at the same stage
Para 4(b)(ii): In cases where the entire
pension and pensionary benefits are not
ignored for pay fixation, the initial basic pay
on re-employment shall be fixed at the same as the last pay drawn before retirement. If there is no such stage in the
re-employed post, the pay shall be fixed at
the stage next above that pay. If the
maximum of the pay scale in which a
pensioner is re-employed is less than the
last pay drawn by him before retirement, his
initial pay shall be fixed at the maximum of
the scale of pay of the re-employed
post. Similarly, if the minimum of the scale of
pay in which a pensioner is re-employed Is
more than the last pay  drawn by him before
retirement, his initial pay shall be fixed at the
minimum of the scale of pay of the re-
employed post. However, in all these cases,
the non-ignorable part of the pension shall
be reduced from the pay so fixed.
stage as the last basic pay drawn before
retirement. However, he shall be granted the
grade pay of the re-employed
post. The maximum basic pay cannot exceed
the grade pay of the re-employed post plus
pay in the pay band of Rs.67000 i.e. the
maximum of the pay band PB-4. In all  these
cases, the non-ignorable part of the pension
shall be reduced from the pay so fixed.
Illustration
A Colonel who retired with basic pay of
Rs.61700 (grade pay Rs.8700; pay in the
pay band  Rs.53000) is re-employed as a
Deputy Secretary in an organization with
grade pay of Rs.7600. In this case, on re-
employment, his basic pay will continue to be
Rs.61700. However, his grade pay on re-
employment will be Rs.7600 and the pay in
the pay band Rs.54100. Thereafter,  the non-
ignorable part of the pension will be reduced
from the pay so fixed.
Note: In the revised pay structure, basic pay
is pay in the pay band plus the grade pay
attached to the post.
Para 4(c): The re-employed pensioner will, in
addition to pay as fixed under Para (b) above
shall be permitted to draw separately any
pension sanctioned to him and to retain any
other form of retirement benefits.
Para 4[c] no change
Para 4(d): In the case of persons retiring
before attaining the age of 55 years and who
are re-employed, pension (including PEG
and other forms of retirement benefits) shall
be ignored for initial pay fixation in the
following extent:-
(i)  In the case of ex-servicemen who held
posts below Commissioned Officer rank in
the Defence Forces and in the case of
civilians who held posts below Group ‘A’
posts at the time of their retirement, the
entire pension and pension equivalent of
retirement benefits shall be ignored.
(ii) In the case of service officers belonging
to the Defence Forces and Civilian
pensioners who held Group ‘A’ posts at the
time of their   retirement, the first Rs. 500/-*
of the pension and pension equivalent of
retirement benefits shall be
Para 4(d): In the case of persons retiring
before attaining the age of 55 years and who
are re-employed, pension (including PEG
and other forms of retirement benefits) shall
be ignored for initial pay fixation in the
following extent:-
(i) No change.
(ii) In the case of Commissioned Service
officers belonging to the Defence Forces and
Civilian pensioners who held Group ‘A’ posts
at the time of their retirement, the first
Rs.4000/- of the pension and pension
equivalent of retirement benefits shall be ignored. (*Already revised to Rs. 4000/- vide
O.M. No. 3/13/2008-Estt. (Pay II) dated 11th
November, 2008) ignored.
3.  Apart from the above, it is also clarified as under: -
(i) Drawal of increments: Once the initial pay of the re-employed pensioner has been fixed in the  manner indicated above, he will be allowed to draw normal increments as  per the provisions of Rule 9 and 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.
(ii) Allowances: The drawal of various allowances and other benefits in the revised pay structure shall be regulated with reference to the grade pay of the re-employed post or  the basic pay, as the case may be.
(iii) Treatment of Military Service Pay (MSP): MSP is granted to Defence Forces
officers/personnel while they are serving in the Defence Forces. Accordingly, on their re- employment in civilian organizations, including secret organizations under the Cabinet Secretariat umbrella, the question of grant of MSP to such officers/personnel does not arise. However, the benefit of MSP given to all retired Defence Forces officers/personnel by reckoning it at the time of calculation of their pension (notionally in the case of pre-
1.1.2006 pensioners) should not be withdrawn. Accordingly, while the pension of
such re-employed pensioners will include the element of MSP. they will not be
granted MSP while working in civilian organizations.
(iv) Fixation of pay of personnel/officers re-employed prior to 1.1.2006 and who
were in employment as on 1.1.2006: In the case of personnel/officers who were re-employed before 1.1.2006 and who were working in the Central Government
organizations on re-employment basis as on 1.1.2006, their pay will be fixed in
accordance with the provisions of DOPT O.M. No.3/13/2008- Estt.(Pay II) dated
11.11.2008. This O.M. stipulates that re-employed persons who become eligible to elect revised pay structure shall exercise option in the manner laid down in Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 and their pay shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. In this context, it is clarified that in accordance with the provisions of Rule 7 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, Department of Expenditure issued fitment tables corresponding to each pre-revised pay scale vide O.M. No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30.8.2008. In the case of those personnel/officers as well, who were re-employed before 1.1.2006 and who were working in the civilian organizations on re-employment basis as
on 1.1.2006, their pay will be fixed with reference to the fitment table of the pre-revised civilian pay scale in which they were re-employed and  corresponding to the stage in the pre-revised pay scale as on 1.1.2006.
(v) Fixation of pay of personnel/officers who retired prior to 1.1.2006 and who have been re-employed after 1.1.2006: In the case of personnel/officers who had retired prior to 1.1.2006 and who have been re-employed after 1.1.2006, their pay on re- employment will be fixed by notionally arriving at their revised basic pay at the time of retirement as if they had retired under the revised pay structure. This will be done with reference to the fitment table of the Defence Service  Rank/Civilian service post (as the case may be) from which they had retired and the stage of basic pay at the time of their retirement. Their basic pay on re-employment will be fixed at the same stage as the notional last basic pay before retirement so arrived at. However, they shall be granted the grade pay of the re-employed post. The maximum basic pay cannot exceed the grade pay of the re-employed post plus pay in the pay band of Rs.67000 i.e. the maximum of the pay band PB-4. In all these cases, the non-ignorable part of the pension
shall be reduced from the pay so fixed.
4.  The existing instructions on the subject shall be treated as amended to this
extent.
5.  Insofar as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are
concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the Comptroller
&Auditor General of India.

RBE No.169/2011
Board’s letter No. E[W]2011/PA-1/4 dated 20.12.2011  [RBE No.169/2011]
Sub: Conduct of Pension Adalats and dealing with pensioners.
Ref: Board’s letters: [i] No. E[W]95/PA-1/1 dated 12.10.1995
[ii]  No. E[W]95/PA/2 dated 19.12.1997
[iii] No. E[W]2001/PA/1 dated 30.09.2004.

Representations are being received from Pensioners’ Associations and
individual pensioners stating that Ministry of Railways’ instructions with regard to
conduct of Pension Adalats are not being properly followed and that pensioners’
grievances are not being addressed/replied resulting in harassment to railway
pensioners.
2. This Ministry attaches great significance to adherence to policy guidelines
issued in the matter as a follow up to the policy adopted by the Central Government  with regard to pensioners’ welfare under various orders and as enshrined in the National Policy on Older Persons.
3. Accordingly,  based on the scheme announced by the Government, this
Ministry had issued detailed instructions in the matter of conduct of Pension Adalats vide letter No. E[W]95/PA/1 dated 12.10.95 with a view to on-the-spot redressal of   pensioners grievances.  It is again reiterated that these instructions  may be followed scrupulously for redressal of pensioners grievances.  Any cases which could not be resolved in the Pension Adalats may be finalized and replied within a maximum period of three months.
4. Zonal Railways have also been advised earlier that complaints from
Pensioners’ Associations should be examined thoroughly and replies should
be sent in time and that pensioners should be extended all help for
addressing their problems promptly at one place obviating the need for them to run from pillar to post.  It may be ensured that these instructions are
followed by all concerned.
5. Further, Board has decided that CPO[IR] on Zonal Railway Headquarters, a
DPO on Divisions and a Dy.CPO in Production Units will be the nodal officer
for dealing with Pensioners’ Associations and co-ordinating with other
departments  for addressing  pensioners’ concerns  raised by Associations
and individual pensioners and replying to their representations.  Other units
may also nominate officer of the appropriate level for this purpose.  It is also
advised that such information and other information regarding Pension
Adalats, etc. may be posted on the respective websites of Zonal Railways,
production Units, etc. on the Pensioners’ related web page.  It needs no
emphasis that the staff in the concerned departments should also be
sensitized for dealing with pensioners with due respect and according
urgency to redressal of their grievances.

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RBE No.13/2011
Board’s letter No. E[GP]2010/2/45 dated 27.01.2011  [RBE No.13/2011]
Sub: Communication of Below Benchmark ACRs for the
years prior to 2008-09, reckonable in future DPCs for
promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts.
…….
Board have decided to implement the instructions contained in DOP&T’s O.M.
No. 21011/1/2010-Estt.A dated 13.04.2010 on Railways for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts.
2.  As per the extant instructions of the Board issued vide Board’s letter No. E[GP] 88/2/111 dated 20.08.91,  for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts through 30% LDCE /70% Selection, it is essential for a candidate to secure at least 30 marks [ including at least 15 marks in Record of Service] out of maximum  50 marks for Record of Service and viva voce put together.  Therefore, for assessment in future DPCs for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts through 30% LDCE /70% Selection, in case where a candidate secures less than 15 marks out of the maximum 25 marks in record of service requisite action in terms of DOP&T’s aforementioned O.M. may please be taken in respect of ACRs which were assessed for the 30% LDCE /70% Selection.
3. These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue.  However,
Selections/LDCEs where the DPCs have already been conducted may not be disturbed.

***
RBE No.50/2011
Board’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PF1/1 dt. 19.04.2011   [RBE No.50/2011]
Sub:  State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2010-11.
***
A copy of Government’s Resolution No. 5(1)-B[PD]/2010 dt. 31st
December, 2010  received from the Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Economic Affairs) prescribing interest at the rate of 8% [Eight per cent] per annum on accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund during  the financial year beginning on 01.04.2010 is enclosed for information and necessary action.

***
Copy of Ministry of Finance  (Department of Economic Affairs)  New Delhi, Resolution F.
No. 5(1)-B[PD]/2010 dt. 31st     December, 2010     (Published in Part I Section 1 of  Gazette of India).
R E S O L U T I O N
It is announced for general information that during the year 2010-2011,
accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall continue to carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight  per cent) per annum.  This rate will be in force during the financial year beginning on 01.04.2010.
The funds concerned are:
1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services)
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
2. Ordered that the resolution be published in Gazette of India.
***
RBE No.170 /2011 

Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2009/3/5 dt. 29.12.2011  [RBE No.170 /2011]

Sub: Courses for staff other than  those involved in train passing / operation  duties-Age  limit for exemption from undergoing the  Refresher  Training.

Kindly  refer to Board’s letter No.E(Trg )-75(30)/10 dated 11.09.1975 wherein  it
had been decided  that the staff who are  of age of 55 years and above, who are not
employed  in  training  operation / train passing  duty should be  exempted  from
undergoing  the prescribed  Refresher  Courses  ( Copy enclosed ).
Keeping  in view that the  retirement age has been raised  from  58  to 60 years,
the  age limit of  55 years  laid  down  vide  Board’s letter stated above is increased to
57  years, in respect  of staff not  employed in train  operation / train  passing  duty.
All other  conditions mentioned  in  the Board’s letter dated 11.09.1975 remain
unchanged.

********
Copy of Board’s letter  No.E( TRG)-75(30)/10  Dated:  11-9-1975
Sub: Courses for staff  other than  those involved  in train passing  / operation duties   – Age  limit  for exemption   from undergoing   the  Refresher  Training.
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The  Railway  Board   have  had  under consideration  the question of whether
any age limit should be laid   down  for booking the staff for undergoing  the prescribed Refresher  courses.  They have now decided  that  the staff  of  and  above   the age  of  55 – years   who are not  employed   in  train  operation  / train passing   duties  should be exempted  from undergoing  the prescribed  Refresher  Courses,   and  therefore, they need not be booked for these   courses.
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