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Rly Board’s Estt. Circulars 2008

July 27, 2011

RBE No.01/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[P&A] II-98/HW-6 dated 09-01-2008      (RBE No.01/2008)

 

Sub: Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care   Allowance to Group C & D [non-Ministerial] Railway employees working in Railway Hospitals & Health Units / Clinics – DC/JCM Item No. 34/99. 

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The issue regarding grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance to Group C & D [non-Ministerial] railway employees working in railway hospitals and health units / clinics has been under consideration of this Ministry for some time past subsequent to the issue having been raised by the Staff side in the DC/JCM meeting.  The matter has been considered and the President is  now pleased to decide that Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance may be introduced in respect of the  Group C & D [non-Ministerial] railway employees working in railway hospitals and health units / clinics, specified in Para 2[a] below.

 

2.         Grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance and Patient Care Allowance shall be subject to fulfillment of the  following conditions:-

a]         The grant of these allowances shall be limited to the following categories of Group C & D [non-ministerial] railway employees working in railway hospitals and health units / clinics:

i]       Radiographer

ii]       Pharmacists [except exclusive Store Pharmacists and not involved in dispensing of medicines]

iii]      Laboratory Staff

iv]      Medical Technicians required to come in direct physical contact with patients [ECG, EEG, Cardiac Pump, Dialysis etc.]

v]      Ambulance Drivers

vi]      Dressers

vii]     Operation Theatre Assistants

viii]    Attendants / Ayahs

ix]      Ambulance cleaners

x]      Stretcher bearers

xi]      Safaiwalas.

 

b]   Hospital Patient Care Allowance shall be admissible to the above specified Group C & D [non-ministerial] railway employees working either in [i] railway hospitals having 30 beds or more, or  [ii] super specialty railway hospitals having 10 beds or more.

c]   Patient Care Allowance shall be admissible to the above specified Group C & D [non-ministerial] railway employees working either in [i] railway hospitals having less than 30 beds, or  [ii] super specialty railway hospitals having  less than 10 beds,  or [iii] railway health units / clinics.

d]   Hospital Patient Care Allowance would be admissible @ Rs.700/- p.m. to the above specified  Group C [non-ministerial] railway employees, and @ Rs. 695/- p.m. to the above specified  Group D [non-ministerial] railway employees.

e]   Patient Care Allowance would  be admissible @ Rs. 690/-p.m. to the above specified Group C & D [non-ministerial] railway employees.

f]    Hospital Patient Care Allowance / Patient Care Allowance would be admissible w.e.f. 01-01-2008.

g]   Night Duty Allowance  and / or Risk Allowance, if admissible to the above categories of staff, shall cease to be admissible to them w.e.f.    01-01-2008.

 

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

 

RBE No. 02/2008              

Copy of Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2000/PN1/67 dated 10.01.2008     (RBE No. 02/2008)

 

Sub: Revision of Pension of retired running staff -Regarding 

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Instructions have been issued vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/29pt. dt. 29.12.1999 clarifying that for revision of pension / family pension of pre-1986 pensioners in terms of DOP&PW’s O.M. dated 10.02.1998, circulated on the Railways on 10.03.1998, the notional pay finally fixed as on 1.1.1986 shall only be treated as average emoluments and pension / family pension shall be calculated as on 1.1.1986 as per the pension formula then prescribed, and that

 

[i]         Running Allowance is NOT to be taken into consideration after refixation of pay on notional basis on 1.1.1986 in terms of DOP & PW’s O.M. No. 45/86/97-P&PW[A] dated 10.02.98 circulated vide Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/2 dated 10.03.98; and

 

[ii]         Running Allowance is also NOT to be added to the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 01.01.1996 in cases where consolidated pension / family pension  is to be stepped up to 50% / 30%  in terms of Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/29 dated 15.1.1999.

 

2.         A number of retired running staff have challenged the said clarificatory instructions by filing applications before various benches of CAT.  In one such case, the application filed by Shri S.R. Dhingra & Others, CAT/ Principal Bench/ New Delhi, vide orders dt. 22.1.12002 set aside the clarificatory instructions dt. 29.12.1999.  Northern Railway filed Writ Petition No. 4648/2002 before the Delhi High Court challenging CAT/New Delhi’s orders dated 22.1.2002.  Considering the importance of the policy issue involved in this case, on a prayer made by the Northern Railway, the Writ Petition was transferred to the Hon’ble Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court, in their interim order dt. 9.5.2006, which was circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dt. 11.8.2006, stayed proceedings in certain similar cases pending before Delhi, and Punjab & Haryana High Courts and Central Administrative Tribunal till final adjudication of the Transfer Petition.

 

3.         Supreme Court, in their final judgement delivered on 14.12.2007, upheld Board’s instructions dated 29.12.1999. While setting aside CAT/PB/New Delhi’s orders dated 22.1.2002 the Court ordered that their decision will govern all similar matters pending in the High Courts or Tribunal. The Court also ordered that any amount already paid to the respondents and other similarly situated persons should not be recovered from them. A copy of the Supreme Court’s judgement dt. 14.12.2007 is enclosed.

 

4.         In the light of the above, the matter has been carefully considered by the Board and it has been decided to comply with the judgement of the Supreme Court.  Accordingly, Zonal Railways  are advised to treat the pension / family pension in respect of retired running staff revised in terms of Board’s clarificatory instructions dt. 29.12.1999 as final and not to recover overpayment made to the pensioners and family pensioners.  Railways are also advised to have similar cases pending before the High Courts and Tribunal disposed of on the basis of the judgement dt. 14.12.2007 of the Supreme Court.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA

CIVIL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION

TRANSFER CASE [CIVIL] NO. 106 OF 2006

Union of India                                                                                      Petitioner

-versus-

S.R. Dhingra and others                                                                     Respondent[s]

JUDGEMENT

MARKANDEY KATJU, J.

1.       Writ Petition No. 4648/2002 titled Union of India and another vs S.R. Dhingra and others  was filed in the Delhi High Court and was thereafter transferred to this Court by order dated 9.5.2006 in Transfer Petition [Civil] No. 278  of 2005.

2.       It appears that similar matters were pending before the Delhi High Court, Punjab & Haryana High Court and Central Administrative Tribunal and further proceedings in those cases were ordered to be stayed awaiting the judgement in the matter which was transferred to this Court by the order dated 9.5.2006.

3.       The facts of the case are that in the Railways there are certain employees such as drivers, guards, shunters, etc., who go along with the railway train and are categorized as ‘Running Staff’.  Such staffs are entitled to an allowance called ‘Running Allowance’ which is apart from their salary.  Computation of pension after retirement in the railways is made on the basis of average emoluments plus a part of the running allowance which is included in average emoluments in terms of Rule 2544[g] of the Indian Railway Establishment Code.  The present dispute relates to the pension for the running staff who retired prior to 1986.

4.       Prior to its amendment  Rule 2544[g] running allowance upto a maximum of 75% of  pay and other allowances was added to the pay for computing pension.  Subsequently, by notification dated 5.12.1998 Rule 2544 was amended, and the maximum limit of the running allowance was fixed at 45% of the pay in the revised scale of pay.  Thereafter by another amendment this was raised to 55% of the average pay.

5.       The validity of this amendment was challenged before the Central Administrative Tribunal by means of a petition which was allowed by the Ernakulam Bench by the order dated 20.4.1990 and the impunged notification was quashed to the extent that the amendment of Rule 2544[g] was given retrospective effect.

6.       A contrary view was taken by another Bench of the Tribunal and hence the matter was referred to a Full Bench, and the Full Bench agreed with the view taken by the Ernakulam Bench.

7.       The matter was then carried in appeal to this Court in Chairman, Railways Board and others vs. C.R. Rangadhamaiah and others 1997[6] SCC 623 which gave its judgement on 25.7.1997, upholding the decision of the Full Bench of the Tribunal.

8.       It may be mentioned that the Tribunal had struck down the retrospective operation of the notification dated 5.12.1988 issued in exercise of the power of the President under the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution  whereby Rule 2544 of the Indian Railway Establishment  Code was amended with retrospective effect.  In the aforesaid decision this Court dismissed the appeals filed by the Union of India and the Railway Administration and upheld the view taken by the Full Bench of the Tribunal.

9.       To implement the aforesaid decision of this Court the Railway Board issued instructions on 14.10.1997 that the pension and other retrial benefits of the railway running staff who retired between 1.1.1973 to 4.12.1988 should be re-computed, and arrears on account of re-computation of pension be paid to them accordingly.

10.     In the meanwhile the Fifth Pay Commission report was rendered and in implementation of some of the recommendations in respect of the pre-1986 retirees the Department of Personnel & PW issued OM dated 27.10.1997 that pension / family pension will be consolidated w.e.f. 1.1.1996 by adding together their existing  pension / family pension, dearness relief, interim relief I and interim relief II and fitment weightage of 40%.  The said revision was to be done on the basis of existing pension. It is not in dispute that the said relief was extended to the respondents herein and all those similarly placed with the respondents.

11.    In order to implement another recommendation of the 5th Pay Commission to give parity to the pre-1986 retirees with the post 1986 retirees, it was decided to fix the pay of the pre-1986 retirees as on 1.1.1986.  However, it was specifically provided that the pay so fixed would be treated as average emoluments.  Accordingly, on 10.2.21998, a further Office Memorandum was issued providing for fixation of notional pay of all those Government servants who retired prior to 1.1.1986 as on 1.1.1986.  The pay was to be fixed on notional basis in the scale revised with effect from 1.1.1986.  It was provided that the notional pay so arrived as on 1.1.1986 shall be treated as average emoluments for the purpose of calculation of pension and accordingly the pension shall be calculated as on 1.1.1986 as per the pension formula then prescribed. [The then formula was 50% of average emoluments.  Thus 50% of the pay notionally fixed was to be treated as pension of the respective pre-1986 retirees].

12.     Learned Addl.  Solicitor General Shri Amarendra Sharan, appearing for the appellants submitted that the OM dated 10.2.1998 is very clear that what is to be fixed is the pay on notional basis, and pay, according to the rules, does not include running allowance.  However, running allowance is a relevant factor for calculating average emoluments.  He submitted that the said OM clearly provides that the notional pay so arrived at will be treated as average emoluments, meaning thereby that all other elements provided in rule 2544 which otherwise could have been added to pay for arriving at average emoluments were expressly excluded.  He further submitted that the pay notionally fixed includes existing [pre-1986] basic pay, dearness pay, additional dearness allowance, ad hoc dearness allowance, first and second instalments of interim relief calculated on basic pay plus 30% basic pay in the existing scale as pay element of running allowance, and fitment weightage at the rate of 20% of existing basic pay.

13.     On 24.7.1998, it was clarified by the department that in cases where the amount of revised pension arrived at on the basis of notional fixation of pay as on 1.1.1986 happens to be less than the amount of consolidated pension already drawn  by pre-1986 retirees, there is no need to revise the existing pension and issue a revised PPO.

14.     Due to certain doubts and confusion, a clarification was sought as to whether running allowance was to be added again while fixing the pay notionally as per the OM dated 10.2.1998.  On 29.12.1999, the Railway Board issued clarification that running allowance was not to be taken into consideration at the time of re-fixation of pay on notional basis on 1.1.1986.

15.     The said clarification was challenged by way of an Original Application before the Central Administrative Tribunal by the respondents. On 22.10.2000 the appellants [respondents in OA] contested the original application of the respondents [appellants in OA] before the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi by filing their detailed counter reply dated 28.5.2001 in which preliminary objections were also raised regarding maintainability of the original applications.  It was pointed out that only the pay was to be notionally fixed as per the OM dated 10.2.1998, and therefore, there was no need to add running allowance again since running allowance would be added only if on the basis of pay so fixed the average emoluments was to be recalculated. The said course of recalculation of average emoluments was specifically excluded by the said OM dated 10.2.1998.

16.     On 22.1.2002, the Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi passed an order allowing the O.A. of the respondents herein and quashed the Railway Board’s clarification dated 29.12.1999.  Thereafter various writ petitions were filed in the Delhi High Court and ultimately writ petition No. 4648/2002 was transferred to this Court by order of this Court dated 9.5.2006 [as already stated above].

17.     We have carefully perused the record and heard learned counsel for the parties.

18.     Learned counsel for the appellant submitted that the pension of the respondents which was recomputed on the basis of the judgement of this Court in Chairman, Railway Board and others vs. C.R. Rangadhamaiah and others [supra] is fully protected and the respondents will continue to take the benefits in future also. However, he submitted that the pensionary benefits of the respondents who retired prior to 1.1.1986 was to be determined by fixing notional pay w.e.f. 1.1.1986 and further pension was to be refixed w.e.f. 1.1.1986 without taking into consideration the running allowance as per the policy of the Railway Board for implementation of the recommendation of the 5th Central Pay Commission while revising the retrial benefits w.e.f. 1.1.1986.  He submitted that there was no infirmity in the policy issued by the Department of Personnel & PW and adopted by the Railway Board, and subsequent circulars issued by the Railway Board regarding release of retrial benefits to the employees who retired prior to 1.1.1986.

19.     Learned Additional Solicitor General submitted that while fixing the pension notionally, due to a clerical mistake it has been fixed at much higher amount, and this error, when discovered, was later rectified and the pension of the respondents was correctly revised w.e.f. 1.1.1986.

20.     We have carefully considered the submission of the learned counsels for the parties and we are in agreement with the submission of the learned Additional Solicitor General.

21.     In this connection it may be mentioned that the Railway Board vide its letter dated 29.12.1999 issued a clarification to the earlier instructions dated 10.2.1998 issued by the Department of Personnel & PW, which is the nodal department of the Government of India for framing policy instructions on pensionary matters.

22.     It has also been clarified by the Department of Personnel & PW vide their O.M. No. 45/86/97-P&PW[A]Pt.III dated 24.7.1998 circulated vide Railway Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN1/2 dated 2.9.1998 that if the pension revised on notional fixation of pay as on 1.1.1986 happens to be less than the pension already drawn by the pensioner the same should not be reduced to their disadvantage.  In the case of Medical Officers, the Department of Personnel & P Pensioner’s Welfare have already clarified vide their OM No. 45/3/99-P&PW[A] dated 12.10.1999 circulated vide Railway Board’s letter No. F[E]III/98/PN-1/29 dated 12.11.1999 that non-practising allowance which was already taken into account for calculating the pension and other benefits at the time of retirement is not to be added to the pay of the pre-1986 retirees revised on notional basis as on 1.1.1986, as the same is not permissible in terms of para No. 2 of their instructions dated 10.2.1998.  The nature of running allowance is similar to that of non-practising allowance, and the Railway Board issued instructions dated 29.12.1999 clarifying that running allowance is not to be added to the pay of pre-1986 retirees revised on notional basis as on 1.1.1986.

23.     We are of the opinion that the clarification of the Railway Board issued dated 29.12.1999 clarifying that the running allowance which was  already taken into account for pension and other benefits at the time of retirement is not to be added to the pay of pre-1986 retirees revised on notional basis as on 1.1.1986 is valid. It appears that due to a clerical error the notional benefits of the respondents w.e.f. 1.1.1986  was wrongly fixed and such retired employees are getting excess pension.  It is well-settled that a mistake does not confer any right to any party, and can be corrected.

24.     We are of the opinion that the benefit of running allowance has to be taken into consideration for computing  pension only once.  It had been taken into consideration while fixing the pension of the respondents at the time of their retirement. In our opinion it is not required to be taken into account again for any future calculation.

25.  It is well settled that when two sets of employees of the same rank retire at different points of time , one set cannot claim the benefit extended to the other set on the ground that they are similarly situated.  Though they retired with the same rank, they are not of the same class or homogeneous group.  Hence Article 14 has no application. The employer can validly fix a cut-off date for introducing any new pension / retirement scheme or for discontinuance of any existing scheme.  What is discriminatory is introduction of a benefit retrospectively, [or prospectively] fixing a cut-off date arbitrarily thereby dividing a single homogeneous class of pensioners into two groups and subjecting them to different treatment { vide Col. B.J. Akkara [Retd] vs. Govt. Of India, [2006] 11 SCC 709, D.S. Nakara vs Union of India [1983] 1 SCC 305, Krishna Kumar vs Union of India [1990] 4 SCC 207, Indian Ex-Services League vs Union of India [1991] 2 SCC 104, V. Kasturi vs. Managing Director, State Bank of India [1998] 8 SCC 30 and Union of India vs. Dr. Vijayapurapu Subbayamma [2000] 7 SCC 662}.

26.     In view of the above, we are of the opinion that the benefit of running allowance which has been given to the respondent at the time of retirement is not to be given again vide Office Memorandum dated 10.2.1998.

27      Accordingly Writ Petition No. 4648/2002 which has been transferred to this Court is allowed and the order of the Central Administrative  Tribunal dated 22.1.2002 is set aside.  This decision will govern all similar matters pending in the High Courts or Tribunal.

28.     However, any amount already paid to the respondents and other similarly situation persons shall not be recovered from them.

29.     The Transfer Case stands allowed.

Sd/-

[A.K. Mathur]

Sd/-

[Markandey Katju]

New Delhi

December 14, 2007.

 

RBE No. 05/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E{NG}-II/2007/RR-1/61 dated 15-1-2008     (RBE No. 05/2008)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sub: Educational qualification for direct recruitment to the category of Senior P. Way Supervisor in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 on the Railways.

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In terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2007/PM5/5 dated     3-7-2007 [RBE No. 94/2007] the qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the category of Senior P. Way Supervisor in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 is B.Sc. with Physics & Maths or Diploma holders in Engineering.

 

2.         The above qualification has been reviewed in consultation with Civil Engineering Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that henceforth qualification for direct recruitment to the category of Senior P. Way Supervisor in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 will be Diploma in Engineering or B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or B.Sc.[Honours] in Physics with Mathematics as secondary/ subsidiary subject or B.Sc.[Honours] with Maths with Physics as secondary / subsidiary subject.

 

3.         The qualification as laid down above for the post of Senior P. Way Supervisor will have prospective effect.  Notifications already published  by Railway Recruitment  Boards and panels already made available to Railway Establishment will be governed by earlier instructions on the subject.

RBE No. 09/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006/WE-5/1 dated 18-1-2008    (RBE No. 09 /2008)

 

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

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Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 20.03.06 and subsequent instructions in the matter.

 

2.         Clarification has been sought with regard to use of Zonal Railways Logos on the Gold plated silver medals presented to retiring railway servants in view of Board’s letter No. 2007/PR/13/5 dated 12.03.2007 advising Railways to discontinue the use of their individual Logos.

 

3.         It has been decided that in view of the Board’s ibid letter dated 12.03.07, the instructions issued vide Board’s ibid letter dated 20.03.2006 regarding presentation of Gold plated silver medals to retiring railway servants stand partially modified to the extent that ‘Logo of the concerned Railway / PU’ be discontinued.  However, the Indian Railways ‘Logo’ will be continued to be shown on one side and the name of the Zonal Railway / PU may be shown on the other side.  Other instructions with regard to design of the medal remain unchanged.

 

RBE No. 10/2008                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2007/LE-1/1 dated 22.01.08   (RBE No. 10/2008)

 

Sub:  Grant of Special Casual Leave to differently abled Railway  employees.

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A copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, [Department of Personnel and Training]’s O.M. No. 28016/02/2007-Estt[A] dated 14.11.2007 is circulated for information and guidance.  These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

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 Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, [Department of Personnel and Training]’s O.M. No. 28016/02/2007-Estt[A] dated 14.11.2007

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:  Grant of Special Casual Leave to differently abled Central Government  employees.

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            The undersigned is directed to say that this Department had received representations from differently abled persons for grant of Special Casual Leave  to participate in conferences / workshops/ seminars / trainings for Disability and Development related programmes.

 

2.         The question of granting Special Casual Leave to differently abled Central Government Employees has been considered and it has been decided that subject to exigencies of work, Special Casual Leave for not more than 10 [Ten] days in a calendar year may be granted to differently abled  Central Government Servants with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities [Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation] Act, 1995 for participating in the Conference / Seminars / Training / Workshop related to Disability and Development related programmes organized at National and State level agencies to be specified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

 

3.         The period of absence in excess of 10 days is to be treated as regular leave of the kind due and admissible.  Special Casual Leave under these orders will be allowed to be combined with regular leave as a special case.

4.         The power of granting Special Casual Leave under these orders will be exercised  by the Heads of Departments concerned.

 

  Bd’s letter No. 2004/TG-III/639/2 dated 18.01.2008    .

Sub: Absorption of Commission Vendors / Bearers in railway services over Indian Railways

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Please refer to Board’s letter of even no. dt. 02.08.2005 and 01.12.2005  regarding absorption of Commission Vendor / Bearers over Indian Railways, wherein inter-alia it has been mentioned that only those Commission Vendors / Bearers who are below the age of fifty-nine years as on 01.04.2005 will get two opportunities to be absorbed in group ‘D’ post on the railways.

 

In continuation with the above the Board has reviewed the earlier instructions and revised instructions are issued as follows:

 

[a]       All Commission Vendor / Bearers working in departmental catering units of different railways whose age is below sixty years should be absorbed in the railway service with immediate effect in group D post.

 

[b]       Further Board has reviewed its instructions of even no. dt. 01.12.2005 ‘ that not more than two opportunities should be given for such regularisation’ and now it has been decided  that one more opportunity in addition to above may be given for absorption of commission bearers / vendors.

 

[c]        Further, all other instructions mentioned in Board’s  letter of even no. dt. 2.08.2005 and 01.12.2005 will remain unchanged.

 

All railways should undertake special drive to absorb the Commission Vendors / Bearers as per revised instructions at the earliest.

 

RBE No.12/2008.

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarification] dated 24.01.2008 (RBE No.12/2008)

 

Sub:  Clarification in regard to the game of Water Polo.

Ref: SRSA’s letter  No. SRSA/AQ/WP/2007 dated 5-12-2007.

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Kindly refer to SRSA’s letter mentioned above regarding non-figuring of Water Polo game in the extant Policy letter No. E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 under Para 2.4 at Page 2.

 

2.         In this connection, it is clarified that the discipline “Aquatics” as figured against Para 2.4  of Board’s policy ibid consist of three events i.e. Swimming, Water Polo and Diving.

 

3.         This also disposes SRSA’s letter No. SRSA/AQ/WP/2007 dated 05.12.2007.

 

RBE No. 11/2008                                                                          

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2008/RR-1/1 dated 24.01.2008    (RBE No. 11/2008)

Sub: Acceptance of certificates/ qualifications awarded by the Institute of Mechanical  Engineers [India], Mumbai.

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A copy of notification No. F.23-2/2001-TSIII dated 24.11.2006 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education on the above noted subject is sent herewith for guidance and compliance.

Copy of Notification No. F.23-2/2001-TSIII dated 24.11.2006 issued by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education.

 

To be published in Gazette of India Part- I   Section-I

NOTIFICATION

            No. F.23-2/2001-TS III.  The Institute of Mechanical Engineers [India], Mumbai has been running Section A & B of Association  Membership course, equivalent to Degree in Mechanical Engineering since 1976, vide this Ministry’s letter No. F.18-31/71-T.2 dated 28.05.1976 and Part I & II of Technician Engineers [T], equivalent to Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a State Polytechnic, since 1988, vide this Ministry’s letter No. F.1-5/87/T.7/T.13 dated 11.07.1988.  In the year 2002, while withdrawing the recognition of these courses, Government of India allowed the IME [India] , Mumbai to approach this Ministry for recognition of their Diploma / Degree courses only after the removal of all the deficiencies pointed out by the AICTE.  Accordingly, the above Institute submitted a request alongwith the requisite material for review and consideration of this Department. This Department got the material re-examined by AICTE.  AICTE, through its Expert Committee re-examined both the courses and submitted its recommendations with revision of syllabus for both the courses.

The High Level Committee for recognition of educational qualification considered the matter in its meeting held on 16-10-2006 and on its recommendations, Government of India has decided the following:

 

[i]         The recognition of the courses run by IME, Mumbai may be restored with effect from 16-10.2006.  With this recognition IME will run the courses based on new syllabus approved by All India Council for Technical Education [AICTE].  As per the approval, the Technician Engineers courses Part I & II [Diploma Level] will have 22 papers in place of existing 14  papers and Degree level course  of Section A & B of Associate Membership will include 24 papers in place of 11 papers at present.  In addition to this, there will be nine elective subjects.  After completing theory papers, students will have to undergo at least 3 months mandatory apprenticeship / practical training / project report at an All India Council for Technical Education approved  Polytechnic for Part I & II of Technician Engineers Course for award of Certificate equivalent to Diploma in Mechanical Engineering and the Apprenticeship / Practical training of the same duration in AICTE approved Degree Colleges for award of Certificate equivalent to Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering for Section A & B of Associate Membership Course.

 

[ii]         The students who were registered prior to 10.06.2002 for part I & II of Technician Engineers [Diploma Level] and Section A & B of Associate Membership course [Degree Level] will be allowed to complete the courses with pre-revised syllabus till the next scheduled examination, to be held in December, 2006.  Their Degree / Diploma will be recognized for employment in Central Government. Those who do not complete their courses by that time [December 2006],  will have to follow the revised syllabus.

 

 

RBE No.13/2008                                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/30 dated 25-01-2008     (RBE No.13 /2008)

 

Sub: Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Civil Engineering Department on the Railways.

Ref: Letter No. E[NG]-II/2001/RR-1/6 dated 18-05-2001  [RBE No. 97/2001]

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The issue of review of prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to supervisory post of Junior Engineer, Gr.II [Rs.5,000-8,000] and Section Engineer [Rs.6,500-10,500]  in Civil Engineering Department has been under examination of Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

 

This review was necessitated owing to demand raised in meeting with Chairmen, Railway Recruitment Boards held in June 2007 wherein several Railway Recruitment Boards stated that pure Civil/ Mechanical Engineering as a subject is rarely chosen by students in a Degree or Diploma course now-a-days.   These days preference is given by students for specialized courses like Construction / Structural / Production/Instrumentation Engineering etc.  As only Degree / Diploma in Civil / Mechanical Engineering are accepted as qualification for the posts of Section Engineer and Junior Engineer, Grade II respectively in Civil Engineering Department on the Railways, it results in rejection of large number of applications and Railways do not get appropriate number of candidates from open market.

 

In consultation with Civil Engineering Directorate of this Ministry, it has now been decided by the Board that henceforth direct recruitment qualification for the following posts in Civil Engineering department on the Railways will be as under:

 

S.No. Post Existing qualification for DR Proposed qualification for DR
i JE-II [P.Way]

{ Erstwhile PWI, Gr.III}

Rs.5000-8000

Diploma in Civil Engg. Diploma in Civil Engineering / Civil Engineering [Transportation]

Note: Indenting Railway shall have the discretion to specify the number of candidates required from each discipline, subject to a rider that at least 50% of the intake shall be from Civil Engineering alone.  All candidates selected will be borne on the common cadre.

ii SE [P.Way] {Erstwhile PWI, Gr.I} Rs.6500-10500 Degree in Civil Engineering No change
iii JE-II/Works {Erstwhile IOW, Gr.III} Rs.5000-8000 Diploma in Civil Engineering Diploma in Civil Engg. /Civil Engineering [Construction Technology]/Civil Engineering [Public Health]/Civil Engineering [Water Resources]/Civil Engineering [Transportation.

Note: Indenting Railway shall have the discretion to specify the number of candidates required from each discipline, subject to a rider that at least 50% of the intake shall be from Civil Engineering alone. All candidates selected will be borne on the common cadre.

iv SE [Works]

{Erstwhile IOW, Gr.I} Rs.6500-10500

Degree in Civil Engineering No change.
v JE-II [Bridge]

{Erstwhile BRI, Gr.III} Rs.5000-8000

Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

Note: The  Railway while placing indent may  specify how many candidates with Diploma in Civil Engineering and how many with Mechanical Engineering are required. After   recruitment both these groups will continue to be borne  on a common cadre.

Diploma in Civil  or Civil Engineering [Construction Technology]

 

Note: Indenting Railway shall have the discretion to specify the number of candidates required from each discipline, subject to a rider that at least 50% of the intake shall be from Civil Engineering alone. All candidates selected will be borne on the common cadre.

vi

S E [Bridge] {Erstwhile BRI Gr.I } Rs.6500-10500

Degree in Civil Engineering No Change.

 

These instructions will be effective from the date of its issue and ongoing recruitments for the above said categories where notification has been published will be governed by past instructions on the subject.

 

 

Advance Correction Slip (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I (1989 edition) will follow.

 

RBE No. 14/2008                                                                                      

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/94/RR-1/29 dated 25-01-2008      (RBE No. 14/2008)

 

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

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 05-02-2007 [RBE No. 18/2007]

….

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter under reference vide which the currency of the relaxation contained in letter of even number dated 10-05-99 [RBE No. 99/99] was extended for a period of one year i.e. upto 03-02-2008.

 

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 03-02-2009.

 

RBE No.04/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2007/1/102  dated 23.01.2008    (RBE No.04 /2008)

Sub:  Creation of posts in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ required for Maintenance and operation of new assets.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2003/1/88  dated 05.04.2006

       [R.B.E. No. 45/2006]

***

In continuation of Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2003/1/88  dated 05.04.2006, the issue of creation of posts in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ for operation  and maintenance of new assets in higher grade has been considered and it has been decided that the DRMs may be allowed to create posts in higher grades by surrendering equivalent money value for the same with the approval of General Manager.  Other instructions in this office letter No. E[MPP]2003/1/88  dated 05.04.2006, will remain the same.

 

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

 

RBE No.15/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/CFP/2 dated 30-1-2008    (RBE No.15 /2008)

 

Sub: Written examinations conducted for promotion from Group ‘D’ to Group ‘C’ – Preparation of Question Banks.   

….

The Committee on Career Advancement Planning for Group ‘D’ staff on Railways [Ansari Committee] in its report vide Recommendation No. 39 has made the following recommendation:

 

“39.    Wherever written tests are prescribed for the present, the same should  continue.  Elaborate syllabi, as well  as model question papers may be framed for the guidance of candidates as well as examiners.”

 

2.         The Ministry of Railways have considered the above recommendation and accepted the same.  The Railways are also aware that instructions vide this Ministry’s letter No.  E[NG]I-2006/PM1/34  dated 06.11.2006, already exist that for written examinations conducted for promotion to and within Group ‘C’,  question banks should be prepared and circulated to the staff and that the same should be updated regularly in accordance with changing technology and job requirement.  Accordingly, if not already done, question banks should be prepared immediately as per syllabus prescribed and circulated amongst the staff.

 

 

RBE No. 17/2008                                                                                      

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/2007/PNM/DC-JCM/1 dated 31-1-2008 [RBE No. 17/2008]

 

Sub:   Assured Career Progression Scheme for Railway Servants – clarification.

 

Pursuant to the issue of Board’s letter dated 5-4-2007 regarding earmarking of 5% posts of Section Officer [Accounts], opening up a separate channel of promotion as Sr. Accounts Assistants for non-Appendix 3 IREM exam qualified Accounts Assistants, references were received from Railways seeking clarification on grant of financial upgradation under the ACPS in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 to the Accounts Assistants who have not qualified the Appendix 3 exam.

 

2.         In this connection, the matter has been reconsidered and it has been decided that the non-Appendix 3 IREM exam qualified Accounts Assistants may be granted the benefit of financial upgradation under the rules  of the ACP Scheme in the scale of Rs.6500-10500.

3.         The order will take effect from  5-4-2007.

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

 

 

RBE No.18/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/31 dated 04.02.2008    (RBE No.18/2008)

CORRIGENDUM

Sub:  Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Mechanical Engineering Department on the Railways.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 27.09.2007 [RBE No. 122/2007]

….

The words “ Tools & Disc Making”  appearing under head  “ revised qualification”  in column 4 of the table in para-3 of aforesaid letter may be read as “ Tools & Die Making”. 

 

 

RBE No. 21/2008                                      

Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 05.02.2008    (RBE No. 21/2008)

 

Sub: Promotion of sportspersons from Group-D to Group-C on sports account.

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/3 dated  30-03-07 [RBE No. 48/07]

                                                      ….

Please refer to Para 9.5 of Board’s policy letter mentioned above regarding promotion of sportspersons from Group-D to Group-C on sports account, on out-of-turn basis.

 

In this connection it is clarified that personal approval of General Manager shall be required for granting promotion to sportspersons from Group-D to Group-C, on sports account on out-of-turn basis, as per Para 9.5 of Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 [RBE No. 48/2007].

 

This also disposes SRSA’s letter No. Z.769/P/Vol.IV dt. 13.12.2007.

 

RBE No.22/2008                                          

  Bd’s letter No. PC-V/98/I/7/1/1  dated 07.02.2008      (RBE No.22 /2008)

 

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance @Rs.100/- per month to Railway pensioners and family pensioners – Clarification reg. .

 

References have been received from  Railway pensioners / family pensioners, Banks & other establishments seeking clarification on the issue of payment of Fixed Medical Allowance @ Rs.100/- per month to Railway pensioners / family pensioners irrespective of the fact whether they are members or not of RELHS, or, any other health scheme.  There have also been demands to eliminate the distance criterion of 2.5 km, for the purpose of grant of Fixed Medical Allowance.

 

In this connection, it is stated that as per extant instructions, Fixed Medical Allowance is granted to  only those Railway Pensioners / Family Pensioners, who reside beyond 2.5 kms, from Railway Hospital / Health Units, irrespective of the fact whether they are members, or not, of RELHS.  It is, reiterated, that the pensioner is, however, required to be eligible for being enrolled under a health scheme, in terms of Board’s letter No. 97/H/28/1 dated 23.10.1997 and actual enrolment under the scheme, is not compulsory.  As regards the distance limit, it is clarified that the distance limit of 2.5 kms has been imposed by Hon’ble CAT/Ernakulam and subsequently, upheld by the Hon’ble Supreme Court.  As such, altering this limit, or eliminating the same, is beyond the competence of this department.  Railways are requested to dispose of cases pertaining to Fixed Medical Allowance, on the above lines.

 

RBE No.7/2008       

  Bd’s letter No.PC-III/2000/GIS/2   dated 15.01.2008 (RBE No.7/2008)

 

Sub:   Central Government employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980 – Tables of Benefits for the Savings Fund for the period from 01.01.2008 to 31.12.2008.

 

In continuation of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-III/2000/GIS/2  dated 11.01.2007, a copy of O.M. No.7(3)/EV/2007 dated 18.12.2007 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action.

Copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.7(3)/EV/2007 Dated: 18th December, 2007

 

Sub: Central  Government Employees Group Insurance    Scheme-1980 –     Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2008 to 31.12.2008.

***

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 7(3)/EV/2006 dated 12th December 2006 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2007.  New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on  a subscription of Rs. 10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 per month w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2008 and a copy of the table is enclosed.  Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs. 10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2008 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 31.1.1982,  11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to  31.12.1986, 12 % per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002 and  9.0% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003 and 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1..2004 onwards.  The mortality rate under the Scheme has been taken as 3.75 per thousand per annum upto 31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases.  While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

 

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

CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYEES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980

Contribution @ Rs.10/- p.m.  upto 31.12.89 and Rs.15 throughout after 1.1.90

Accumulated value of contribution from 1st January of year of Entry to the month and year of cessation  –  Year of cessation of membership – 2008

Year of cessation of membership – 2008

Year of entry

Month of cessation of membership

Jan

Feb.

Mar

Apr.

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

1982

13746

13850

13951

14052

14157

14261

14367

14471

14579

14685

14794

14902

1983

12456

12551

12642

12738

12832

12927

13025

13122

13219

13316

13414

13514

1984

11294

11379

11465

11552

11638

11727

11815

11902

11992

12082

12173

12264

1985

10250

10329

10407

10487

10567

10647

10728

10810

10892

10975

11059

11141

1986

9313

9387

9460

9532

9606

9679

9758

9829

9905

9982

10058

10136

1987

8473

8542

8607

8675

8744

8813

8881

8949

9020

9090

9161

9233

1988

7725

7787

7849

7911

7974

8037

8101

8166

8230

8294

8361

8426

1989

7046

7105

7162

7220

7278

7336

7395

7454

7515

7575

7637

7696

1990

6443

6498

6551

6605

6660

6714

6769

6825

6881

6937

6993

7050

1991

5641

5689

5737

5786

5834

5883

5933

5984

6033

6084

6136

6185

1992

4927

4972

5014

5057

5102

5147

5191

5235

5281

5326

5373

5420

1993

4293

4334

4372

4411

4452

4492

4532

4572

4614

4654

4697

4736

1994

3731

3767

3802

3838

3873

3909

3946

3983

4019

4057

4094

4132

1995

3220

3262

3295

3327

3359

3391

3426

3458

3492

3525

3559

3594

1996

2786

2814

2845

2874

2903

2933

2964

2993

3023

3054

3084

3117

1997

2390

2416

2444

2471

2497

2525

2552

2579

2607

2635

2664

2690

1998

2040

2065

2088

2112

2137

2161

2188

2212

2238

2262

2287

2314

1999

1729

1751

1772

1794

1817

1838

1863

1886

1909

1931

1954

1977

2000

1450

1471

1492

1513

1533

1553

1575

1595

1617

1637

1658

1680

2001

1206

1223

1242

1261

1280

1299

1318

1337

1357

1376

1397

1415

2002

987

1003

1020

1035

1053

1071

1088

1106

1126

1144

1162

1181

2003

787

803

818

834

850

866

882

899

915

933

949

965

2004

605

620

635

649

664

679

694

709

724

740

755

770

2005

439

452

465

479

493

507

520

534

548

562

577

591

2006

284

297

309

322

334

347

360

373

386

399

412

425

2007

142

153

165

177

188

200

212

224

236

248

260

272

2008

11

21

32

42

53

64

75

86

97

108

119

131

Note: Basis Used

From

To

Interest*

Savings Fund:

68.75% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.82

31.12.82

10%

70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.83

31.12.86

11%

 

1.1.87

31.12.00

12%

Insurance Fund:

31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.01

31.12.01

11%

 

1.1.02

31.12.02

9.50%

1.1.03

31.12.03

9.00%

30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.04

31.12.08

8.00%

*Interest p.a. compounded quarterly

CENTRAL GOVT.EMPLOYES GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME 1980

Contribution @ Rs.10/- p.m. throughout

Accumulated value of contribution from 1st January of year of Entry to the month and year of cessation

Month of cessation of membership

Year of entry Jan Feb. Mar Apr. May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct. Nov. Dec.
1982 11602 11686 11767 11853 11939 12024 12111 12199 12286 12374 12462 12551
1983

10311

10387 10461 10538 10613 10692 10768 10846 10924 11004 11085 11165
1984

9146

9215 9281 9352 9419 9488 9558 9628 9698 9771 9841 9914
1985

8104

8165 8224 8287 8348 8410 8473 8536 8598 8662 8726 8792
1986 7167 7223 7277 7331 7386 7442 7498 7555 7611 7668 7726 7784
1987 6327 6376 6425 6475 6524 6575 6624 6675 6727 6778 6828 6881
1988 5577 5621 5665 5710 5754 5799 5845 5890 5936 5981 6028 6075
1989 4900 4939 4979 5017 5057 5099 5139 5180 5220 5262 5303 5346
1990 4297 4332 4368 4403 4439 4475 4512 4548 4587 4623 4661 4698
1991 3762 3792 3825 3858 3890 3922 3956 3989 4022 4055 4088 4121
1992 3286 3314 3343 3373 3403 3432 3461 3490 3520 3550 3579 3610
1993 2864 2888 2914 2942 2968 2994 3021 3047 3075 3101 3129 3156
1994 2487 2511 2534 2558 2582 2606 2630 2653 2679 2702 2727 2752
1995 2154 2174 2196 2217 2239 2261 2282 2304 2326 2349 2371 2393
1996 1858 1876 1897 1915 1935 1955 1974 1995 2013 2034 2054 2075
1997 1594 1612 1629 1647 1664 1683 1700 1719 1736 1754 1772 1792
1998 1361 1375 1392 1408 1425 1440 1457 1474 1490 1508 1524 1540
1999 1152 1167 1182 1197 1212 1225 1239 1255 1270 1285 1301 1316
2000 969 980 995 1008 1021 1036 1050 1063 1078 1092 1106 1120
2001 804 816 829 840 853 866 878 892 905 918 930 944
2002 657 668 680 691 703 715 726 738 750 762 774 786
2003 525 535 546 556 567 578 588 599 610 621 633 644
2004 404 413 423 433 443 453 463 473 483 493 503 514
2005 292 301 310 319 329 338 347 356 366 375 384 394
2006 190 198 206 215 223 231 240 249 257 266 275 284
2007 95 102 110 118 126 133 141 149 157 165 173 181
2008 7 14 21 28 35 43 50 57 65 72 80 87

Note: Basis Used

 

From

To

Interest*

Savings Fund:

68.75 from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.82

31.12.82

10%

70% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.83

31.12.86

11%

 

1.1.87

31.12.00

12%

Insurance Fund:

31.25% from 1.1.82 to 31.12.87

1.1.01

31.12.01

11%

 

1.1.02

31.12.02

9.50%

1.1.03

31.12.03

9.00%

30% from 1.1.88 and onwards

1.1.04

31.12.08

8.00%

*Interest p.a. compounded quarterly

 

RBE No.16/2008

  Board’s letter No.PC-III/2007/CRC/04 dated 31.01.2008 (RBE No.16/2008) P.C. NO.459

 

Sub:  Cadre Restructuring of certain Group ‘C’ cadres  – Medical Department.

—–

            The Ministry of Railways have had under review Group ‘C’ cadres of District Extension Educator/Extension Educator of Medical Department in consultation with the staff side with a view to strengthen and rationalize the staffing pattern on Railways.  As a result of the review undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative requirements, it has been decided with the approval of the President that the category of District Extension Educator/Extension Educator of Medical Department should be restructured as per procedure given below:

 

(i)                  One post of District Extension Educator/Extension Educator in scale Rs.6500-10500 may be upgraded to scale Rs.7450-11500 provided there are more than one posts in the existing lower scale Rs.6500-10500.

 

(ii)                If the condition at (i) above is not fulfilled then one post in scale Rs.5500-9000 may be upgraded to scale Rs.6500-10500 provided there are more than one post in the existing lower scale Rs.5500-9000.

While implementing these orders the following detailed instructions should be strictly and carefully adhered to:

 

Date of effect 1. The upgradation would be made effective prospectively (i.e., from the first of the month following the date of issue of these orders).
Applicability to various cadres 2. These orders will be applicable on the regular cadres (excluding surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Open Line establishments including Workshops and Production Units.
  2.1 These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts.  Only those temporary posts which are in operation for atleast three years may be taken into account for the purpose of above restructuring.
Pay Fixation (Rule 1313 (FR 22)-RII 3 Staff selected and posted against the additional higher grade posts as a result of above upgradation will have their pay fixed under Rule 1313 (FR-22)(I)(a)(1)-R-II from the first of the month following the date of issue of these orders with the usual option for pay fixation under extant rules.
Existing classification and filling up of the vacancies. 4. The existing classification of the posts covered by these orders as ‘selection’ and ‘non-selection’ as the case may be, remains unchanged.  However, for the purpose of implementation of these orders, if an individual Railway servant becomes due for promotion to a post classified as a ‘selection’ post, the existing selection procedure will stand modified in such a case to the extent that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports without holding any written and / or viva-voce test.  Naturally under this procedure the categorization as ‘outstanding’ will not figure in the panels.  This modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of Railways as a one time exception by a special dispensation, with the objective of expediting the implementation of these orders.  Similarly for posts classified as ‘ non-selection’ at the time of this restructuring the promotion will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential reports.
4.1 Normal vacancies existing on date of effect of these orders (except direct recruitment quota) and those arising on that date from this cadre restructuring should be filled in the following sequence:-
    (i)  from panels approved on or before date of effect of these orders and current on that date;
    (ii) and the balance in the manner indicated in para 4 above.
  4.2 Such selections which have not been finalized till date of effect of these orders should be cancelled/abandoned.
  4.3 All vacancies arising from the next day of date of effect of these orders will be filled by normal selection procedure.
  4.4 All vacancies arising out of the restructuring should be filled up by senior employees who should be given benefit of the promotion from the date of effect of these orders whereas for the normal vacancies existing on the date of effect of these orders, junior employees should be posted by modified selection procedure but they will get promotion and higher pay from the date of taking over the posts as per normal rules.
  4.5 Employees who retire/resign in between the period from the date of effect of these orders to the date of actual implementation of these orders, will be eligible for the fixation benefits and arrears under these orders from the date of effect of these orders.
  5. Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance clearance will be applicable for effecting promotions under these orders with reference to the date of effect of these orders.
Minimum years of service in each grade 6. While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding minimum period of service for promotion issued from time to time should be followed.  In other words, residency period prescribed for promotions to various categories should not be relaxed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Basic functions duties and responsibilities 7. Since the cadres as detailed in the Annexures to this letter are being restructured on functional, operational and administrative considerations, the posts being placed in higher scales of pay as a result of restructuring should include additional duties and responsibilities of greater importance.

 

Provision of reservation 8. The existing instructions with regard to reservation to SC/ST community wherever applicable will continue to apply.

 

Pin pointing of posts 9. The administration should take steps to pin-point the additional posts arising out of this restructuring/upgradation as per administrative requirements.  However, in those cases where due to pin-pointing of posts staff is required to join duties in the upgraded posts at a different station, such staff may be allowed the benefit of upgradation/ promotion on “as is where is basis” for the time being and allowed to join the pin pointed post at the new station within six months time from the date of issue of promotion order, subject to the satisfaction of HOD on merit in each case.
Refusal of promotion 10. Such of the staff as had refused promotion before the date of effect of these orders and stand debarred for promotion may be considered for promotion, in relaxation of the extant provisions as a one time exception, if they indicate in writing that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against the vacancies existing on the date of effect of these orders and arising due to restructuring on the date.  This relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the date of effect of these orders.
Matching Savings 11. Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure neutral proposition.  Financial implications should be worked out taking into account the mid points of the scales of pay of the respective posts (mean of the minima & maxima of the scale), existing number of posts and revised number of posts in the grade.  After working out the financial implications, the matching savings should be arranged by the department.  But before restructuring the cadre, matching savings         will have to be ensured and   if   the   Department/
  Railways are not able to provide the matching savings, the category will not be restructured.  While  ensuring effective surrender of posts of equivalent financial value, the existing vacant posts available on the date of effect of these orders should be considered for the purpose of off-setting the cost of restructuring/ financial effects of restructuring.  Board desire that the General Managers should ensure that the restructuring/upgradation is implemented expeditiously with matching savings without any exception and difficulty.  There would be no restructuring without matching savings by surrender of posts.

 

This issues in consultation with the Establishment & Health Directorates and with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of this Ministry.

 

RBE No:6/2008

  Board’s letter No:PC-V/2003/1/11/1  dated 15.01.2008 (PC-V/494, RBE No:6/2008)

 

Sub:    Redistribution of the post of Dieticians.

            Ref:     Board’s letter of even number dated:08.01.2004

 

Subsequent to issue of Board’s letter under reference, it was informed that the actual cadre strength of Dieticians on Indian Railway is more than 19.  Information called for from the Railways indicates that the total sanctioned strength of  Dieticians on Indian Railways is 25.  It has, therefore, been decided to redistribute the posts of Dieticians as under:-

 

Category Pay Scale No.of posts
Dietician (Rs.5500-9000) 14 Posts
Sr. Dietician (Rs.6500-10500) 8 Posts
Assistant Dietetics Officer (Rs.7500-12000) 3 Posts

 

The above distribution will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

RBE No. 20/2008                                                                          

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2006 QR1-19 dated 06.02.08    (RBE No. 20/2008)

 

Sub:  Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway employees during the period of Maternity Leave.

….

As per the existing provisions, retention of Railway accommodation in case of maternity leave is permitted for the period of maternity leave plus leave granted in continuation subject to a maximum of 5 months.

 

The above instructions have been reviewed keeping in view the fact that the quantum of maternity leave has been enhanced to 135 days plus any other leave combined therewith upto one year.  It has now been decided that the retention of Railway accommodation in case of maternity leave may be allowed for the period of maternity leave plus other kinds of leave granted in continuation subject to a maximum of one year on payment of normal licence fee.  These instructions may be deemed to have come into force with retrospective effect from 05.07.2000, i.e., the date when the said instructions came into force on the civil side.

 

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

 

RBE No.23/2008                                                               

Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/6/11 dated 11.02.2008 (RBE No.23 /2008 )

 

Sub:  Forwarding of notification – reg.

….

Kindly find enclosed a copy of the Notification G.S.R. 696 [E] dated 7th November 2007 published in Part II, section 3, sub-section [i] of the Gazette of India issued by Ministry of Labour & Directorate General of Employment & Training relating to the designation of 27 trades under ‘Centre of Excellence Trades Group’ for implementation under Apprenticeship Training Scheme.

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Copy of Notification F.No.DGET-23[5]/3005/2006-AP dated 7th November, 2007 issued by  Ministry of Labour and Employment, Directorate General of Employment and Training published in The  Gazette of India – Extraordinary Part-II Section 3[i]

 

G.S.R. 696[E] – In exercise of the powers conferred by Sub-section [i] of Section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 [52 of 1961], the Central Government, after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, namely:-

 

1.         [1]         These rules may be called  the Apprenticeship [Seventh Amendment] Rules, 2007.

 

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

 

2.         In the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, in Schedule I, after Group No. 34 and the entries relating thereto, the following shall be inserted, namely:

 

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‘Group No. 35 –Centre of Excellence Trades Group:
1 Mechanic Automobile [Advance Petrol Engine] 7233.22 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Automobile Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advance module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Servicing and Overhauling of Automobiles [Petrol] One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.
2 Mechanic Automobile [Advance Diesel Engine] 7233.24 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Automobile Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Servicing and Overhauling of Automobiles [Diesel] One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
3 Mechanic Auto Electronics 7242.10 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Automobile Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Auto Electrical, Auto Electronics and Air-conditioning in Automobiles One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
4 Mechanic  [Denting, Painting and Welding] 7142.20

7213.30

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Automobile Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Denting – Painting and Welding One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
5 TIG/MIG Welder 7212.10 7212.20 7212.30 7212.65 8231.35 1:3 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Fabrication [Fitting and Welding] Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in TIG/MIG  Welding One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
6 Structural Welder 7212.10 7212.20 7212.30

7212.65

8231.35

1:3 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Fabrication  [Fitting and Welding] Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Structural  Welding One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
7 Welder [Pipe and Pressure Vessels] 7212.10 7212.20 7212.30

7212.65

8231.35

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Fabrication  [Fitting and Welding] Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Pressure Vessels and Pipe  Welding One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
8 Chemical Laboratory Assistant 3111.30 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Chemical  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Laboratory Assistant One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
9 Advance Mechanic [Instruments] 7311.10

7311.30

7241.10

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Chemical Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Instruments Mechanic One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
10 CAD-CAM Operator –cum-Programmer 3121.20 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in CAD/CAM One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
11 Advanced Welder 7212.10 7212.20 7212.30

7212.65

8231.35

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Advanced Welding One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
12 Jigs and Fixtures Maker 7222.30 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Manufacturing of Jigs and Fixtures One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
13 Quality Assurance  Assistant 3152.90 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Quality Engineering One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
14 CNC Programmer-cum-Operator 3121.20 1:3 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in CNC Machining One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
15 Operator PLC System 8211.90 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Production and Manufacturing  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in PLC and Automation One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
16 Mechanic Electrical Domestic [Appliances] 7233.58 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electrical  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Repair and Maintenance of Domestic Appliances One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
17 Mechanic [HT, LT, Equipments and Cable Jointing] 7245.20 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electrical  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Operation and Maintenance of equipments used in HT, LT Sub-station and Cable Jointing One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
18 Mechanic [Electrical Power Drives] 7241.20 7242.10 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electrical  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Repair and Maintenance of Electronic Test Equipment. One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
19 Mechanic [Embedded Systems and PLC] 8211.90 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electronics  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Embedded Systems and PLC One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
20 Mechanic Power Electronics [Inverters, UPS, and Maintenance of Drives] 7241.10

7242.10

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electronics  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Inverters, UPS, Voltage Stabilizer and Industrial Drives One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
21 Mechanic [DTH and other Communication System] 7243.10

7244.20

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Electronics  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Communication System One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
22 Mechanic [Domestic, Commercial Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Machines 7233.50 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning  Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Domestic, Commercial Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
23 Mechanic [Central Air-conditioning Plant, Industrial cooling and Package Air-conditioning ] 8281.25

8169.30

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning    Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Central Air-conditioning Plant, Industrial cooling and Package Air-conditioning One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
24 Mechanic [Cold storage, Ice Plant and Ice candy plant 7413.50

8169.30

1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning    Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Cold Storage, Ice plant and Ice candy plant One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
25 Computer Aided Pattern Maker 7222.80 7422.38  7434.20 7435.10 7442.16 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Apparel     Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Computer Aided and Pattern Making One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
26 Fashion Designing Assistant 3471.40 1:2 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Apparel     Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Fashion Designing One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  
27 Shirts and Trousers Maker 7433.25

7433.30

1:4 Two years Broad Based Basic Training in Apparel     Sector under Centre of Excellence Scheme and Advanced module of Centre of Excellence Scheme in Shirts and Trousers Maker One year and six months Passed 10th class examination  under 10+2 system of education or its equivalent.  

 

Note: The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide No. G.S.R. 356 dt. 1st August, 1992 and last amended vide number G.S.R… 576[E], dated the 6th September, 2007.

 

RBE No. 24/2008                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/95/RR-1/26  dated 11.02.2008    (RBE No. 24/2008)

 

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

 

Kindly refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05-04-2006 [RBE No. 43/2006] forwarding therewith  a copy of the Notification No. 15012/7/1991- Estt[D] dated 06-12-2005 issued by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Personnel & Training] on the subject quoted above.

 

Department of Personnel & Training have issued a further notification of same number dated 07-12-2007, extending the relaxation of age limit in favour of the residents  of the State of Jammu & Kashmir for appointment to Central Civil Services and posts, recruitment to which are made through UPSC or SSC or otherwise by the Central  Government for a further period of two years beyond   31-12-2007 i.e. up to 31-12-2009.  A copy of the same is enclosed for guidance and compliance.

 

Copy of  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions [Department of Personnel & Training]’s Notification No. 15012/7/1991 Estt[D] dated 07-12-2007

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

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

 

  1. These rules may be called the Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir [Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ] Amendment Rules, 2007

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

3        In the Residents of State of Jammu and Kashmir [Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts ] Rules, 1997, in rule 1, in sub-rule [3], for figures ‘2007’ the figures ‘2009’ shall be substituted.

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

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide number [GSR 208[E]  dated the 10th April, 1997] and subsequently amended vide the following:

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

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

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

[iv]           GSR 707[E] dated the 6th December, 2005

 

RBE No. 25/2008                                                                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2004/PM9/2 dated 18-2-2008     (RBE No. 25/2008)

 

Sub:  Promotion of Asstt. Divisional Cashier / Inspector of Cashier in the pay scale of Rs.5500-9000 to the supervisory post of Divisional Cashier in the pay scale of Rs.6500-10,500.

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Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 27.07.2007 on the above subject.

 

2.         Western Railway has raised certain queries regarding designation of Sr. Cashier Gr.I, fixation of pay and payment of honorarium.

 

3.         It is clarified that with the merger of the posts of Sr. Cashier Gr.I with the posts of IOC/ADC [as they are in the identical grade], the posts of Sr. Cashier Gr.I has lost their entity and all posts [existing posts of IOC/ADC and posts of Sr. Cashier Gr.I] will be designated as IOC/ADC.   Further, there will be no separate fixation of pay under Rule 1313[1][a] 1 [erstwhile FR22C] for the existing posts of IOC/ADC.  The existing designation Sr.Cashier Gr.II may also be designated as Sr. Cashier.

 

4.         As regards payments of honorarium is concerned, it is stated that the existing incumbent as on the date of issue of Board’s letter dated 27.07.2007 will continue to draw the honorarium as per existing entitlement as personal to them. However, future incumbents will be treated at par with erstwhile Sr. Cashier Gr.I.

 

5.         This disposes of Western Railway’s letter No. CP/ADM/E.1025/ ADC[P] /IOC/DC[P] dated 10.12.2007.

RBE No. 27/2008                                                                          

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/IC-2/1 dated 21.02.2008      (RBE No. 27/2008)

 

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

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Reference Board’s letter No. E[NG]64/RC 1/25 dated 14.05.66 and No. E[NG] I/87/IC2/1 dated 29.05.89 read with Board’s letter No. E[NG] I/97/IC2/4 dated 12.11.2001 regarding grant of incentives to Group ‘C’ employees for acquiring higher Scientific /Accounts/Technical Qualification.

 

2.         The Central Administrative Tribunal vide its order dated 27.11.2007 in O.A. No.333 of 2007 filed by Shri M.C. Talukdar, has directed to consider the claim of applicant for advance increments if he is identically situated like applicants [Shri Ashok Sengupta & others] in O.A. No. 270 of 1996 and the scheme  extended to Group ‘B’ officers who were given increased number of increments from 04.05.1990.

 

3.         The matter has been considered by the Ministry of Railways in the light of the above development and it has been decided that the Group ‘C’ employees who acquired the specified qualifications prior to 01.07.1988 and given cash award  of Rs.200  /  two advance increments as per Board’s letter No. E[NG]64/RC1/25 dated 14.5.66 may also be considered and given balance two / four  increments, as the case may be, in accordance  with the Board’s letter No. E[NG] I/87/IC2/1 dated 29.05.89 w.e.f. 04.05.90 in the scale and stage at which they were drawing their pay / scale on 04.05.90.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 26/2008                                                                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]Spl.2007/ADV/3/5 dated 21-2-08    (RBE No. 26/2008)

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub: Amendment to IREM-Para 1132 of Chapter XI – Inclusion of Private Insurance Companies approved by Insurance Regulatory Development Authority [IRDA], for the purpose of insurance of the houses/flats constructed/ purchased with the help of House Building Advance.

 

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 7.12.2007

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In the Advance Correction Slip No. 197 enclosed  with the above referred letter, su-para 19[i] should be read as 14[i]  as Para 19 was re-numbered as 14 vide Advance Correction Slip No. 180/2005.

 

 

RBE No. 26/2008                                                  

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-97/SR6/3 Vol.IV dated 29.02.2008      (c)

 

Sub: Principles for determining the seniority of staff belonging to SC/ST promoted earlier vis-à-vis, General /OBC staff promoted later.

Ref: [i] Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-97/SR6/3 [Vol.III] dated                             08.03.2002

       [ii] Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-97/SR6/3 [Vol.IV] dated                                                                                   13.01.2005

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The Railways are aware that in pursuance of the Constitution [85th] Amendment Act-2001, instructions were issued vide this Ministry’s letter dated 08.03.2002 quoted above that w.e.f. 17.06.95 SC/ST Railway servants shall on their promotion by virtue of rule of reservation / roster, be entitled to consequential seniority also. These instructions were, however, reiterated vide this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 21.11.2002 for implementation subject to final outcome of the Writ Petitions pending before the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

 

The Railways would also be aware that while disposing off the aforesaid Writ Petitions the Hon’ble Supreme Court in their order dated 19.10.2006 in the case of M. Nagaraj & Ors. V/s UOI  & Ors. have, inter-alia, upheld the validity of Constitution [85th] Amendment Act, 2001.  So far as other issues discussed in Apex Court’s judgement, relevant clarifications have since been issued by DOP&T vide their O.M. No. 36036/2/2007-Estt.[Res]  dated 29-03-2007 and circulated vide this Ministry’s letter No. 97-E[SCT]I/49/25 dated 29-05-2007.  Thus, in the light of the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order dated 19-10-2006, the seniority of the SC/ST Railway servants promoted by virtue of rule of reservation/roster shall be regulated in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letters dated 08.03.2002 and 13.01.2005 referred to above.

 

 

RBE No. 28/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2003/PN1/1 dated 03.03.2008     (RBE No. 28/2008)

 

Sub:  Terms and conditions of payment of pensionary benefits in respect of Railway Government employees absorbed in Autonomous Bodies/ Public Sector Undertaking consequent upon conversion of Government /Railway Department / Office into Autonomous Body/Public Sector Undertaking – Encashment of unutilized leave of such employees

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In terms of sub-rule [16] of Rule 53 A of Railway Services {Pension] Rules, 1993 [added vide Notification No. F[E]III/2003/PN1/1 dated 10.03.2005], in case of railway servants who, on conversion of a Railway Department into a Central Autonomous Body or Public Sector Undertaking, get absorbed in it and opt for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by them in the Railways and in the PSU or Autonomous Body, the Government is required to discharge its pensionary liability by paying in lumpsum as a one time payment to the Pension Fund, the pro-rata pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity for the service rendered till the date of absorption of the railway servants in the PSUs/Autonomous bodies.  A point has been raised as to whether in such cases in addition to lump sum pro-rata pension or service gratuity and retirement gratuity; the Railways / Government also have to discharge liability towards leave encashment of such absorbed employees.

The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified that there is no provision for payment of leave salary liabilities by the Railways / Government at the time of absorption of the Railway/Government servant.  Encashment of unutilized leave in the credit of the absorbed employees at the time of retirement / superannuation is to be paid from the budget of PSU/Autonomous body.

 

It is reiterated that the clarification contained in para 2 above is applicable only in cases of those employees who get absorbed in the PSUs/Autonomous Bodies on conversion of a Government /Railway Department into a Central Autonomous Body or a Public Sector Undertaking and opt for pensionary benefits on the basis of combined service rendered by them in the Government / Railways and in PSU /Autonomous Body, not in other cases of permanent absorption.

 

 

RBE No. 33/2008.

  Bd’s letter No. E(NG)-II/2007/RR-1/34 dated 10.03.2008   (RBE No. 33/2008)

 

Sub:  Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in S&T Department on the Railways.

    Ref: Letters No.E(NG)II/91/RR-1/3 dt.11.7.91 ( RBE No.129/91),

                        E(NG)II//97/RR-1/78 dt.18.11.97 ( RBE No. 163/97) and

                        E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/4 dt. 7.2.01 (RBE No.28/01).

            The issue of review of prescribed educational qualification for direct recruitment to Artisan and Supervisory posts in S&T Department has been under examination of Ministry of Railways ( Railway Board).

 

2.         In consultation with Signal & Telecommunication Directorate of this Ministry, it has now been decided that henceforth direct recruitment qualification for the various posts in S&T department on the Railways will be as under :-

 

Post Existing Qualification Revised Qualification
TCM-III Rs.3050-4590 Matriculation and

(a) ITI certificate in Electrical /Radio/ Wireless/Telecom/TV Trade and one year casual TCM/WM in S&T Department ; or

(b) Casual TCM/WM for 03 years in S&T Department; or

(c) A pass in + 2 stage in Higher Secondary with Physics and Maths

(i) Matriculation plus ITI/Act Apprenticeship in Electrician/ Electrical Fitter/Wireman /Electronics/ Information Technology /TV & Radio trades; or

(ii)Diploma holders in Electrical/ Electronics/Microprocessor/Industrial Electronics/ TV Engineering/ Fibre Optic Communication/ Electronic Instrumentation/ Communication/Sound & TV Engg./Industrial Control/ Control Information Science/ Technology/ Process Control/ Telecommunication /Applied Electronics/ Computer Application/ Computer Networking /Data Networks/ Power Electronics/ Information Technology/ Digital Electronics/Radio Engineering; or

(iii) Pass in +2 stage with Physics and Maths

JE-II(Tele) Rs.5000-8000 Diploma in Electrical/Electronics/ Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent Diploma holders in Electrical/ Electronics/ Microprocessor/Industrial Electronics/TV Engineering/Fibre Optic Communication/Electronics Instrumentation/ Radio engineering /Computer Networking /Data Network/ Power Electronics /Information Technology/Communication/Sound & T.V. Engineering/ Industrial Control/ Control Information Science/ Information Technology /Process Control/ Telecommunication/Applied Electronics/ Computer Application/ Digital Electronics

 

SE(Tele) Rs.6500-10500 BE  in Electrical/Electronics / Telecommunication Engineering OR M.Sc., (Electronics) (i) MSC(Electronics); Or

(ii) 04 (four) year Degree holders in Electrical/Electronics/Microprocessor/Industrial Electronics/TV Engineering/Fibre Optic Communication /Electronic Instrumentation/ Communication/Sound & TV Engineering/ Industrial Control / Control Information Science/Technology/Process Control/ Telecommunication/ Applied Electronics/ Computer Application/Engineering Science/ Technology/ Digital Electronics/ Radio Engineering / Data Networking /Computer networking/Power Electronics/Information Technology.

Technician, Gr. -III ( Signal) {Erstwhile ESM-III}

Rs. 3050-4590

 

Matriculation and (a) ITI certificate in Electrician/Electrical Fitter/ Wireman Trade and one year casual ESM in S&T Department; or

(b) Casual ESM/Electric Fitter for 03 years in S&T Department; or

(c)A pass in + 2 stage with Physics and Maths in Higher Secondary or equivalent

(i) Matriculation plus ITI/Act Apprenticeship in Electrician/Electrical Fitter/Wireman/ Electronics/Information Technology/TV & Radio/Instrumentation/ Computer/ Computer Networking /Data Networking; Or

(ii) 10+2 with Physics and Maths; Or

(iii) 03 (Three) year Diploma in Engineering in Electrical/Electronics/Microprocessor/TV Engineering/Fibre Optical Communication/ Telecommunication/Communication/Sound & TV Engineering /Industrial Control/Electronic Instrumentation/Industrial Electronics/ Applied Electronics/ Digital Electronics/Power Electronics/ Information Science/Information Technology / Computer Application/Computer Engineering / Computer Science/Computer Technology.

JE-II (Signal) Rs.5000-8000 Diploma in Electrical/Electronics/ Telecommunication Engineering or equivalent 03 (Three) year Diploma in Engineering in Electrical/Electronics/Microprocessor/TV Engineering /Fibre Optical Communication/ Telecommunication /Communication/Sound & TV Engineering/Industrial Control/Electronic Instrumentation/Industrial Electronics/ Applied Electronics/Digital Electronics/Power Electronics/ Information Science/ Information Technology/Computer Application / Computer Engineering/ Computer Science/Computer Technology.
SE(Signal) Rs.6500-10500 B.E in Electrical/Electronics/ Telecommunication Engineering (i) 04 (four) year Degree in Engineering in Electrical/Electronics/Microprocessor/TV Engineering/Fibre Optical Communication/ Telecommunication /Communication / Sound & TV Engineering/Industrial Control/Electronic Instrumentation/Industrial Electronics/ Applied  Electronics/Digital Electronics/ Power Electronics /Information Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Application/Computer Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Technology; Or

(ii) M.Sc. ( Electronics/Physics/Computer Science)

 

3.         These instructions will be effective from the date of its issue and ongoing recruitments for the above said categories where notification has been published will be governed by past instructions on the subject.

 

4.         Review of direct recruitment qualification for the category of Technician, Grade-II (Signal) { erstwhile ESM-II} in the pay-scale of Rs.4,000-6,000 is still under consideration. Therefore, extant instructions may be followed for recruitment to this category.

 

  1. Advance Correction Slip (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I (1989 edition) will follow.

 

RBE No.41/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 19.03.2008      (RBE No.41 /2008)

 

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 1.1.2008

….

Reference to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 13-09-2007 (S.No.PC-V/490, RBE No.115/2007) on the subject mentioned above.  The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees with effect from 1st January, 2008 shall stand modified as follows:-

Date from which payable

Rate of Dearness Allowance per month

01-01-2008

47% of pay

 

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

 

3. The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Railway employeesThe payment of arrears for the months of January and February, 2008 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2008 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

 

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

 

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

 

 

RBE No.43/2008                                                   

Bd’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/7/14 dated 20.03.2008      (RBE No.43 /2008)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised rates effective from 1.1.2008

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            In continuation of the Board’s letter of even number dated 19.03.2008, it is clarified that the additional instalment of DA@ 6% for the month of March 2008 along with arrears for January and February 2008 may be drawn and charged separately in 2008-2009.

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

 

 

RBE No. 35/2008                                                                                                                                                  

  Bd’s letter No. E[D&A] 2008 RG6-9 dated 11-03-2008    (RBE No. 35/2008)

 

Sub: Advice of the Union Public Service Commission [UPSC] in the disciplinary cases to be communicated to the delinquent  employee along with the final order of penalty.

….

A copy of Department of Personnel and Training’s O.M. No.11012/10/2007-Estt.[A] dated 07.01.2008 on the above subject is sent herewith.  The contents of the above O.M. may please be brought to the notice of all concerned on your Railway for their information and guidance.  The corresponding provisions to Rule 32 of the Central Civil Services [Classification, Control and Appeal] Rules, 1965; mentioned in the first para of the O.M. dated 07.01.2008, are contained in Rule 28 of the Railway Servants [Discipline and Appeal] Rules, 1968.

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,  Department of Personnel and Training’s O.M. No.11012/10/2007-Estt.[A] dated 07.01.2008

Sub: Central Civil Services [Classification, Control and Appeal] Rules, 1965 – Advice of the Union Public Service Commission [UPSC] in the disciplinary cases to be communicated to the delinquent  employee along with the final order of penalty.

***

The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions of rule 32 of the Central Civil Services [Classification, Control and Appeal] Rules, 1965 and to say that the nature of consultation with the Union Public Service Commission {UPSC} and the manner of communication of the advice of the UPSC to the delinquent Government servant have been subject matter of litigation in some cases in CAT/High  Courts etc.  The questions raised from time to time are whether consultation with the UPSC under Article 320 [3] [c]  of the Constitution is mandatory and binding on the appropriate authority; and whether a copy of the UPSC’s advice should be furnished to the charged officer before the  order imposing a penalty is issued.  The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has finally decided the matter in its judgement dated the 19th April, 2007 in Civil Appeal No. 2067 of 2007 [Union of India and Another vs. T.V. Patel].

2.         In the above judgement, the Hon’ble Supreme Court referred to the cases of State of U.P. vs. Mandbodhan Lal Srivastava [Constitution Bench of the Hon’ble Supreme Court] [1958 SCR 533] and Ram Gopal Chaturvedi vs.  State of Madhya Pradesh [three Judge Bench] [1969 {2} SCC 240] and did not agree with the contentions on behalf of the respondent that non-supply of a copy of the advice tendered by the UPSC before the final order was passed deprived the delinquent officer of making an effective representation and that it, therefore, vitiates the order. The Hon’ble Supreme Court held as follows:

“In view of the law settled by the Constitution Bench of this Court in the case of Srivastava [supra] we hold that the provisions of Article 320[3] [c] of the Constitution of India are not mandatory and they do not confer any rights on the public servant so that the absence of consultation or any irregularity in consultation process or  furnishing a copy of the advice tendered by the UPSC, if any, does not afford the delinquent government servant a cause of action in a court of law.”

3.         The judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the case of S.N. Narula vs. Union of India and others [SLP [c] 12188/2003], on the facts and circumstances of that case apparently did not lay down any law.  Whereas in the later judgement in T.V. Patel’s case delivered on 19.04.2007, the Apex Court has laid down law relying on two earlier decisions of the Apex Court, one of the Constitution Bench and another of a three Judge Bench.  In view of the judgement dated 19.04.2007 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court it is clear that the Disciplinary Authority is not required to furnish a copy of the advice tendered by the Union Public Service Commission to the Charged Officer before the final order of penalty is passed.

4.         All Ministries/Departments / Offices etc. are, therefore, requested to comply with the existing provisions of CCS[CCA] Rules, 1965 and bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned  for adopting a uniform stand and to make serious efforts to get the litigation cases on this subject disposed of by the various courts on the basis of the law laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the judgements referred to in the preceding paragraphs.

 

RBE No.32/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]I/2006/AL-28/15 dated 12.03.2008    (RBE No.32 /2008)

 

Sub: Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.

….

On receipt of a reference from one of the field units regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance [DA] to Staff Car Drivers, who move out of their headquarters beyond 8 Kms. in their official car on duty, the matter has been examined in Board’s office.  During the course of  the examination, it has come to the notice of the Board that different practices are being followed by the Zonal Railways in this respect, hence it has been desired by the Board to clarify the extant provisions in order that the same are followed uniformly by all concerned.  Accordingly, the Zonal Railways, etc. are advised to regulate payment of D.A. to Staff Car Drivers as per the extant provisions, briefly stated in Para 2 below.

 

2.         Staff Car Drivers are not entitled to draw D.A. during the period of their prescribed hours of duty even if they move out in their official car beyond eight Kms. from their headquarters.  As per the provisions contained in Supplementary Rule 186 and Government of India’s order [1] there under, read with Note 8 under Rule 26 of Staff Car Rules, Staff Car Drivers are entitled to draw Overtime Allowance [OTA] for the period of work performed beyond the prescribed hours of duty.  When they perform local journeys for distance exceeding 8 Kms. beyond prescribed hours of duty and such journeys involve absence of a night from headquarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. under ordinary rules admissible to other employees, for the period beyond duty hours, in addition to OTA.  In case the journey does not involve their absence of one night from their headquarters, they are entitled to draw DA for the period beyond duty hours subject to the condition that no OTA shall be payable for the period with reference to which D.A has been drawn.  In such cases, they have the option to draw either OTA or DA on any day on which such journeys have been undertaken.

 

RBE No.30/2008 

Bd’s ltr. No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dtd 03.03.2008 (RBE No.30 /2008)

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

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007   

Please refer to Para 9.4.1.1[ii] and 9.4.2.1[ii] of Board’s policy letter mentioned above regarding out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons on sports account, within Group-C.

In this connection it is clarified that the sports achievements as mentioned in Para 9.4.1.1[ii] & 9.4.2.1 [ii] for granting out of turn promotions to sportspersons within Group-C, shall be within immediate preceding five years, at the time of considering such cases.

This also disposes ER’s letter No. CPO/SC/SAS/Prom/Pt.III[loose-II] dt. 04.01.2008.

 

 

RBE No. 30/2008

dated 12.07.04  quoted therein was circulated  as SC No.127/04.

  Bd’s letter No. E[G] 2001/QR1-14 [Pt.] dated 12.03.08     (RBE No. 30/2008)

 

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of the officers/staff posted to Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla New Line Construction Project.

 

Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar New Line Construction Project was permitted upto the target date of completion of the project i.e. 15.08.07, vide Board’s letter No. E(G)2001 QR1-14 dated 12.7.2004.

As the said project could not be completed by August, 2007 due to technical reasons, Railway Board has decided that officers/staff posted to  Jammu-Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramullah New Line Construction Project will be entitled to retention of Railway accommodation at previous place of posting for a further period of 2 years i.e. upto 14.08.09.

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

This disposes of Northern Railway’s letter No. 290-W/14/W.Q/.Pt.15/02 dated 31.07.07.

RBE No.37/2008                                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 11.03.2008 (RBE No.37/2008)

 

Sub:  Recruitment of sports persons against sports quota – clarification regarding.

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 [RBE No.48/2007].

….

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

In this connection it is clarified that the competent authority for recruitment of sportspersons in Group-C and Group-D against sports quota, shall be the same as mentioned in the Para 215 of Indian Railways Establishment Code, Volume-I.

This also disposes CRSA’s letter No. CRSA/RECT/07-08 dt. 04.02.2008.

 

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2006/LG-5/4 dated 07-03-2008    .

Sub:  Reservation of jobs for physically handicapped persons in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ categories – list of jobs/posts identified suitable for them.

….

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment have identified jobs / posts suitable to be held by persons with disabilities vide their notification No.16-25/99.NI.I dated 31.5.2001 to give effect to 3% reservation to the persons with disabilities.

 

In line with the guidelines ibid, this Ministry have identified the jobs/posts [department-wise] suitable for persons with disabilities.  A list of identified posts is enclosed for information and compliance.

 

These instructions supercede earlier guideline issued on the subject vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/99/RC-2/18 dated 15-09-2000.

 

Further, this list is not exhaustive and Railway administration should identify more jobs/posts [which is not included in the enclosed list] locally so that more persons with disabilities can be provided employment opportunities on the Railways.

 

INDEX

 

DEPARTMENT

CATEGORY

PAGE NO(s).

ACCOUNTS

VH

OH

HH

CIVIL

VH

OH

HH

COMMERCIAL

VH

OH

HH

ELECTRICAL

VH

OH

HH

GENERAL

VH

OH

HH

MECHANICAL

VH

OH

HH

MEDICAL

VH

OH

HH

PERSONNEL

VH

OH

HH

S&T

VH

OH

HH

STORES

VH

OH

HH

TRAFFIC

VH

OH

HH

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Accounts Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Statistical Assistant

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Head Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Office Asstt./ Sr.Clerk

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Clerical and other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Khalasi

7

Typist    

8

Accounts Clerks    

9

Computer Operator    

10

Data Processing Computer    

11

Data Entry Clerk    

12

Clerks, General    

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Accounts Department

Group ‘C’ Group ‘D’

1

Statistical  Assistant

1

Office Assistant

2

Accountant

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Hand Writing Expert

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Finger Print Expert

4

Dustingman/Farash

5

SO’s Office Suptds. : Head Clerks: Section Incharges, Head Asstt. Supervisor (Clerical)

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Inspector & Supervisor; other (Clerical)

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

Office Assistant/Senior Clerks

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Clerical and other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

8

Khalasi

9

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

 

10

Stenographer, Stenotypist

 

11

Jr.Stenographer

 

12

Typist/Hindi

 

13

Accounts Clerk

 

14

Ledger Clerk, Ledger Keeper

 

15

Cashier, General

 

16

Cashier, Bank Staff

 

17

Audit Clerk

 

18

Clerk, Cost Accounting

 

19

Book Keeper Cashier and related Worker (NEC)

 

20

Calculating Machine Operator, Accounting Machine Operator

 

21

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

22

Machine Supervisor Data Processing Machine Supdt. Data Processing

 

23

Data Entry Operator

 

24

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

25

Clerk, General

 

26

Upper Division Clerk

 

27

Lower Division Clerk

 

28

Record Keeper

 

29

Stock Verifier

 

30

Xerox Operator

 

31

Cashier Cash Counter/Cash Clerk, Clerk Cash Counter

 

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Accounts Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Statistical Assistant

2

Peon, office Boy

3

Typist

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Key Punch Operator, Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

4

Unskilled Officer Worker

5

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator(NEC)

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Book Keepers, General

6

Office Attendants

7

Accounts Clerk

7

Khalasi

8

Ledger Clerk, Ledger Keepers,

 

9

Book Keepers, Cashiers & related Workers (NEC)

 

10

Computer Operator

 

11

Calculating Machine Operator, Accounting Machine Operator

 

12

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing, Machine Supdt. Data Processing

 

13

Clerks, General

 

14

Coder Clerk

 

15

Accountant

 

16

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Civil Engineering Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry Attender

2

Office Assistant/ Sr. Clerk

2

Peon, office Boy

3

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Carpenter Helper

7

Computer Operator

7

Khalasi

8

Data Processing Computer

 

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

11

Gardener, General

 

12

Plumber, General

 

13

Pipe

 

14

Borer

 

15

Glazer

 

16

Polisher

 

17

Furniture Maker Cane

 

18

Caner

 

19

Fitter, General

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Civil Engineering Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Laboratory Assistant – Soil

1

Office Assistant

2

Laboratory Assistant – Chemical

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Jr.Engineer, Civil

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Surveyor

4

Dustingman/Farash

5

Work Inspector, Engg.

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Draughtsman, Archives

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

Draughtsman, Civil

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Draughtsman, Structural

8

Watchman

9

Draughtsman, Topographical

9

Head Mali

10

Laboratory Assistant, Chemical Engg.

10

Carpenter Helper

11

Topographical Auxiliary

11

Khalasi

12

Tracer

 

13

Archivist

 

14

SO’s Office Suptds: Head Clerks: Section Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor(Clerical)

 

15

Inspector & Supervisor; other (Clerical)

 

16

Office Assistant/Senior Clerks

 

17

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

 

18

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

 

19

Stenographer, Stenotypist

 

20

Jr.Stenographer

 

21

Typist/Hindi

 

22

Key Punch Operator, Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

 

23

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

 

24

Data Entry Operator

 

25

Clerks, General

 

26

Upper Division Clerk

 

27

Lower Division Clerk

 

28

Record Keeper

 

29

Xerox Operator

 

30

Upholsterer (Furniture)

 

31

Trimmer, Machine

 

32

Trimmer, Hand

 

33

Furniture Maker, Wood

 

34

Cabinet Maker

 

35

Wood Turner, Machine

 

36

Wood Turner, Hand

 

37

Router, Wood

 

38

Planter, Wood

 

39

Moulder, Wood

 

40

Joint Machine Operator

 

41

Driller, Wood

 

42

Pattern Maker, Wood

 

43

Wood Lacquerer

 

44

Polisher

 

45

Fitter, General

 

46

Fitter

 

47

Charge Hand (Fitter)

 

48

Charge hand (Painter)

 

49

Mistry (Plumber)

 

50

Plumber, General

 

51

Pipe Fitter

 

52

Plumber and Pipe Fitting Operatives

 

53

Welder, Gas

 

54

Painter, Building

 

55

Painter, Steel Structure

 

56

Painter, General

 

57

Painter, Sign or Letter

 

58

Painter, Brush

 

59

Painter, Wood work and Furniture

 

60

Furniture Maker, Cane

 

61

Caner

 

62

Pump Operator

 

63

Carpenter, General

 

64

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing,

Machine Supdt. Data Processing

 

65

Planer

 

66

Driller Metal, General

 

67

Borer

 

68

Concrete Mixer (Mosaic Tile)

 

69

Plane Tabler, Ground Surveyor

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Civil Engineering Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Laboratory Assistant – Soil

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Laboratory Assistant – Chemical

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Surveyor, Photogrammatic

3

Dustingman/Farash

4

Work Inspector, Engg.

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Instrument Engineer

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Draughtsman, Archives

6

Office Attendant

7

Draughtsman, Civil

7

Khalasi

8

Draughtsman, Structure

 

9

Draughtsman, Topographical

 

10

Laboratory Asstt. Chemical Engg. Gen.

 

11

Plane Tabler Ground Surveyor

 

12

Topographical Auxiliary

 

13

Computer Top

 

14

Tracer

 

15

Archivist

 

16

Presentation Asstt. Archives

 

17

Sculptor

 

18

Painter – Fine Art

 

19

Decorators

 

20

Furniture Designer

 

21

Typist

 

22

Key Punch Operator, Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

 

23

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

 

24

Computer Operator

 

25

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

26

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

 

27

Coding Machine Operator

 

28

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

29

Clerks, General

 

30

Time Keeper

 

31

Time Keeper, Starter, Vehicle Time Keeper

 

32

Coder Clerk

 

33

Nurseryman

 

34

Gardener, General

 

35

Gatherer, Firewood

 

36

Cane Cutter

 

37

Wood Cutter

 

38

Wood Chopping Machine Operator

 

39

Upholsterer (Furniture)

 

40

Trimmer, Machine

 

41

Trimmer, Hand

 

42

Carpenter, General

 

43

Carpenter, Construction

 

44

Carpenter, Structural

 

45

Jointer, Wood

 

46

Furniture Maker, Wood

 

47

Cabinet Maker

 

48

Wood Turner, Machine

 

49

Shaper, Wood

 

50

Router, Wood

 

51

Planer, Wood

 

52

Moulder

 

53

Joint Machine Operator

 

54

Driller, Wood

 

55

Pattern Maker, Wood

 

56

Wood Lacquerer

 

57

Borer

 

58

Polisher

 

59

Fitter, General

 

60

Plumber, General

 

61

Pipe Fitter

 

62

Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Operatives

 

63

Welder, Gas

 

64

Sheet Metal Worker, Structure

 

65

Riveter

 

66

Painter, Building

 

67

Painter, Steel Structure

 

68

Painter, General

 

69

Painter, Spray

 

70

Painter, Sign or Letter

 

71

Painter, Brush

 

72

Painter, Wood work and Furniture

 

73

Furniture Maker, Cane

 

74

Caner

 

75

Pump Operator

 

76

Fitter

 

77

Carpenter

 

78

Charge Hand (Painter)

 

79

Letter Painter

 

80

Enamel Painter

 

81

Suryeyor, Topographical

 

82

Lab Assistant, Metallurgical

 

83

Book Keeper, General

 

84

Accounts Clerk

 

85

Impregnator, Wood

 

86

Wood Sawyer, Hand Metal

 

87

Concrete Mixer (Mosaic Tile)

 

88

Polishing Machine Operator

 

89

Building Insulator, Hand

 

90

Glazier, Construction

 

91

White Washer

 

92

Distemperer, Building

 

93

Blue Printer

 

94

Fitter, Construction

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Commercial Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Office Asstt./Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Clerical and other Supervisors(not elsewhere specified)

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Khalasi

7

Computer Operator

 

8

Data Processing Computer

 

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

11

Enquiry Clerk or Information Clerk

 

12

Receptionist (Hotel)

 

13

Reception Clerk: Receptionist

 

14

Ticket Collector; Railways

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Commercial Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

SO’s, Office Suptds. Head Clerks; Section Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor (Clerical)

1

Office Assistant

2

Inspector & Supervisor; other (Clerical)

2

Daftry, Attendant

3

Office Assistant/Senior Clerks

3

Peon, Office (Boy)

4

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4

Bearer

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

5

Wash boy/Dish Cleaner

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Dustingman/Farash

7

Jr.Stenographer

7

Unskilled Machine Operator

8

Typist/Hindi

8

Duplicating Machine Operator

9

Clerks, General

9

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

10

Upper Division Clerk

10

Cook, Industrial

11

Lower Division Clerk

11

Cook

12

Record keeper

12

Water Carrier

13

Enquiry Clerk or Information Clerk

13

Halwai

14

Receptionist (Hotel)

14

Khalasi

15

Reception Clerk, Receptionist

15

Safaiwala

16

Reservation Clerk, Transport

 

17

Booking Clerk, Transport

 

18

Ticket Collector, Railways

 

19

Travelling Ticket Examiner, Railways

 

20

Ticket Examiner, Ticket Checker,

Asstt. Traffic Inspector

 

21

Xerox Operator

 

22

Platform Inspector

 

23

Rates Inspector

 

24

Claims Inspector, Railways

 

25

Brakeman Railway Luggage Guard

 

26

Goods Supervisor, Railways

 

27

Tourist Guide

 

28

Tailor, General

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Commercial Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Typist

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Computer Operator

4

Unskilled Officer Worker

5

Clerks, General

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Coder Clerk

6

Pantryman

7

Ticket Collector, Railways

7

Carrier

 

8

Office Attendants

 

9

Khalasi

 

10

Safaiwala

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Electrical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Office Asstt./Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Clerical and other Supervisor

(not elsewhere specified)

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Khalasi

7

Computer Operator

 

8

Data Processing Computer

 

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

11

Electroplater

 

12

Fitter, General

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Electrical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Jr.Engineer, Electrical

1

Office Assistant

2

Jr.Engineer, Electronics

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Draughtsman, Elect.

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

SO’s, Office Suptds. : Head Clerks; Section

Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor (Clerical)

4

Dustingman/Farash

5

Inspector & Supervisor, other (Clerical)

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Office Assistant/Senior Clerks

6

Duplication Machine Operator

7

Clerical and other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

8

Watchman

9

Stenographer, Stenotypist

9

Carpenter Helper

10

Jr.Stenographer

10

Khalasi

11

Typist/Hindi

 

12

Key Punch Operator: Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

 

13

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

 

14

Data Entry Operator

 

15

Clerks, General

 

16

Upper Division Clerk

 

17

Lower Division Clerk

 

18

Record Keeper

 

19

Time Keeper

 

20

Xerox Operator

 

21

Tech.Assistant (Elect.)

 

22

Carpenter, General

 

23

Radial Driller

 

24

Fitter, General

 

25

Fitter

 

26

Charge hand (Fitter)

 

27

Charge hand (Electrician)

 

28

Electrical Inspector/Supervisor

 

29

Electrician Grade-I

 

30

Machine Precision, Instrument, Elect.

 

31

Adjuster, Relays

 

32

Armature Winder

 

33

Coil Winder, Machine

 

34

Battery Servicing Man

 

35

Auto Electrician/Battery Servicing Man

 

36

Battery Repairer

 

37

Operator Impregnation Plant (Elect. Equip Mfg.)

 

38

Welder, Electric

 

39

Painter, General

 

40

Air Condition and Ref. mechanic

 

41

Pump Operator

 

42

Ledger Clerk/Keeper

 

43

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/ Machine Supdt. Data Processing

 

44

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

45

Time Keeper Starter Vehicle, Time Keeper

 

46

Carpenter, General

 

47

Mortised Operator

 

48

Tool Setter, Press

 

49

Planer

 

50

Polisher

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Electrical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Draughtsman, Elect.

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Computer Top

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Typist

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Stenographer, Typist and Card & Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

4

Unskilled Officer Worker

5

Computer Operator

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Operator

6

Clerks, General

6

Office Attendants

7

Time Keeper

7

Khalasi

8

Time Keeper, Starter, Vehicle Time Keeper

 

9

Coder Clerk

 

10

Electroplater

 

11

Carpenter, General

 

12

Fitter, General

 

13

Assembler, Refrigerator and Air Conditioning Unit

 

14

Mechanic, Precision Instrument, Electrical

 

15

Adjuster – Relays

 

16

Wireman, Light and Power

 

17

Electrician, Automobiles

 

18

Electrical Wiring Operator

 

19

Lineman, Light and Power

 

20

Cable Jointer

 

21

Lineman and Cable Joining Operatives

 

22

Armature Winder

 

23

Coil Wilder, Machine

 

24

Battery Servicing Man

 

25

Operator Impregnation Plant (Elect. Equipment Mfg)

 

26

Metal Sealer (Elect.)

 

27

Welder, Electric

 

28

Painter, Steel Structure

 

29

Painter, General

 

30

Painter, Spray

 

31

Pump Operator

 

32

Fitter

 

33

Air Condition and Refrigeration Mechanic

 

34

Carpenter

 

35

Charge Hand (Electrician)

 

36

Tech. Asstt. (Elect.)

 

37

Accounts Clerks

 

38

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

 

39

Coding Machine Operator

 

40

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

41

Rivetting Machine Operator

 

42

Mortised Operator

 

43

Fret Saw machine Operator

 

44

Tool Setter, Press

 

45

Planer

 

46

Radial Driller

 

47

Polisher

 

48

Gas Cutter

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Visually Handicapped – General Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Legal Assistant

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Head Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Office Asstt./Sr.Clerk

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Clerical and other Supervisor

(not elsewhere specified)

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Washing Machine Operator

7

Typist

7

Khalasi

8

 Computer Operator

 

9

Data Processing Computer

 

10

Data Entry Clerk

 

11

Clerks, General

 

12

Library Clerk, Library Assistant

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Orthopaedically Handicapped – General Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Librarian

1

Office Assistant

2

Librarian, Films

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Library Information Assistant

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

SO’s Office Suptds.: Head Clerks; Section  Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor (Clerical)

4

Bearer

5

Inspector & Supervisor; other (Clerical)

5

Wash boy/Dish Cleaner

6

Office Assistant /Senior Clerks

6

Dustingman/Farash

7

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

7

Unskilled Machine Operator

8

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

8

Duplicating Machine Operator

9

Stenographer, Stenotypist

9

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

10

Jr.Stenographer

10

Cook, Industrial

11

Typist/Hindi

11

Cook

12

Clerks, General

12

Washing Machine Operator

13

Upper Division Clerk

13

Drying Machine Operator

14

Lower Division Clerk

14

Halwai

15

Record Keeper

15

Khalasi

16

Reception Clerk: Receptionist

16

Janitorial Assistant

17

Library Clerk, Library Asstt.

17

Cyclostyle Machine Operator/ Messenger

18

Xerox Operator

 

19

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/ Machine Supdt., Data Processing

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – General Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Typist

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator [NEC]

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Computer Operator

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing, Machine Supdt. Data Processing

5

Duplicating Machine Operator

Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Clerks, General

6

Office Attendants

7

Coder Clerk

7

Janitorial Assistant

 

8

Khalasi

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Visually Handicapped – Mechanical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Office Asstt./Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

3

Dusting man, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Carpenter Helper

7

Computer Operator

7

Khalasi

8

Data Processing Computer

 

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

11

Time Keeper

 

12

Electroplater

 

13

Enameller, Chemical

 

14

Galvanizer

 

15

Dipper, Coaltar

 

16

Metal Sprayer

 

17

Degreaser

 

18

Rumbler

 

19

Picker

 

20

Machine Operator

 

21

Metal Stamper

 

22

Fitter, General

 

23

Greaser

 

24

Lift Operator

 

25

Polisher

 

26

Machinist

 

27

Painter

 

28

Fitter, Millwright

 

 

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Mechanical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Jr. Engineer, Mechanical

1

Office Assistant

2

Jr. Engineer, Industrial Engg.

2

Duftry, Attendant

3

Draughtsman, Mech.

3

Peon, office[Boy]

4

Laboratory Assistant, Metallurgical

4

Dustingman / Farash

5

Laboratory Attendant

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

SO’s,Office Suptds.: Head Clerks; Section Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor [Clerical]

6

Duplicating Machine Oerator

7

Inspector & Supervisor; other [Clerical]

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Office Assistant / Senior Clerks

8

Cleaners

9

Clerical and other Supervisors [not elsewhere specified]

9

Watchman

10

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

10

Grinding Machine Operator

11

Stenographer, Stenotypist

11

Grinding Machine Attendant

12

Jr. Stenographer

12

Carpenter Helper

13

Typist / Hindi

13

Khalasi

14

Key Punch Operator; Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

14

Machine Operator

15

Machine Supervisor Data Processing, Machine Supdt. Data Processing

15

Safaiwala

16

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

16

Cobbler

17

Data Entry Operator

 

18

Clerks, General

 

19

Upper Division Clerks

 

20

Lower Division Clerks

 

21

Record Keeper

 

22

Time Keeper

 

23

Time Keeper Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

 

24

Xerox Operator

 

25

Loco Foreman

 

26

Train Examiner

 

27

Tech. Assistant [Mech.]

 

28

Cleaners

 

29

Electroplater

 

30

Metal Sprayer

 

31

Tailor, General

 

32

Upholsterer [Furniture]

 

33

Trimmer, Machine

 

34

Rivetting Machine Operator

 

35

Carpenter, General

 

36

Shaper, Machine

 

37

Mortise Operator

 

38

Tenoning Machine Operator

 

39

Driller, Wood

 

40

Dowel Machine Operator

 

41

Pattern Maker, Wood

 

42

Technician (Tool & Die Making)

 

43

Tool Room Attendant

 

44

 Tool Setter, General

 

45

Tool Setter, Press

 

46

Machinist, General

 

47

Turner

 

48

Shaper

 

49

Planer

 

50

Slotter

 

51

Miller

 

52

Gear Cutter

 

53

Heavy duty End, Mill Operator

 

54

Driller Metal, General

 

55

Radial Driller

 

56

Borer

 

57

Cylinder Borer

 

58

Machine Operator

 

59

Grinder, General

 

60

Grinder, Crankshaft

 

61

Roll Grinder

 

62

Surface Grinder

 

63

Thread Grinder

 

64

Lapper Grinder

 

65

Glazier Grinder

 

66

Polisher

 

67

Grinder, Tool and Cutter

 

68

Saw Grinder, Machine

 

69

Saw Grinder, Hand

 

70

Metal Spinner

 

71

Power Press Operator, Metal

 

72

Ball Lapping Machine Operator

 

73

Dividing Machine Operator

 

74

Metal Stamper

 

75

Machine Precision Instrument, General

 

76

Machine Precision Instrument, Mech.

 

77

Fitter, General

 

78

Fitter

 

79

Motor Mechanic Helper

 

80

Millwright Mechanics

 

81

Charge hand (Fitter)

 

82

Charge hand (Painter)

 

83

Welder, Gas

 

84

Welder, Machine

 

85

Gas Cutter

 

86

Brazer

 

87

Sheet Metal Worker, General

 

88

Sheet Metal Worker, Structural

 

89

Sheet Metal Machine Operator

 

90

Dent Remover

 

91

Tinsmith

 

92

Coppersmith

 

93

Tin Coater

 

94

Plater/Welder

 

95

Pantograph Machine Operator

 

96

Lens Grinder

 

97

Lens Polisher (Optical)

 

98

Edger (Optical Glass)

 

99

Lens Centrer and Edger (Optical)

 

100

Wheel Grinder Glass

 

101

Edge Finisher (Glass)

 

102

Painter, General

 

103

Painter, Spray

 

104

Oiler and Greaser, Stationery

 

105

Oiler

 

106

Cleaner Motor Vehicle

 

107

Greaser

 

108

Crane Hooker

 

109

Material Handling Assistant

 

110

Lift Operator/Man

 

111

Motor Metal Worker

 

112

Compresser Attendant

 

113

Lab. Analyst

 

114

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

115

Printer Machine Operator

 

116

B Setter Drop Forging  Machine

 

117

Log Marker

 

118

Rigger

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Mechanical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Draughtsman, Mech

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Laboratory Asstt. Metallurgical

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Computer Top

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Typist

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Key Punch Operator, Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

6

Office Attendants

7

Computer Operator

7

Cleaners

8

Book Keeping Machine Operator

8

Khalasi

9

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing Machine Supdt. Data Processing

9

Safaiwala

10

Sorting Machine Operator, Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

10

Cobbler

11

Coding Machine Operator

 

12

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

13

Clerks, General

 

14

Time Keeper

 

15

Time Keeper, Starter, Vehicle Time keeper

 

16

Coder Clerk

 

17

Train Examiner

 

18

Washing Plant Operator

 

19

Electroplater

 

20

Hardness Tester, Metal

 

21

Washing Machine Attendant

 

22

Upholsterer (Furniture)

 

23

Trimmer, Machine

 

24

Trimmer, Hand

 

25

Rivetting Machine Operator

 

26

Carpenter, General

 

27

Mortised Operator

 

28

Tenoning Machine Operator

 

29

Joint Machine Operator

 

30

Dowel Machine Operator

 

31

Pattern Maker, Wood

 

32

Tool Setter, General

 

33

Tool Setter, Press

 

34

Setter, Automatic Machine

 

35

Machinist, General

 

36

Turner

 

37

Turner & Capstan Lathe Operator

 

38

Shaper

 

39

Planer

 

40

Planer, Edge

 

41

Slotter

 

42

Miller

 

43

Gear Cutter

 

44

Heavy Duty and End Mill Operator

 

45

Driller Metal, General

 

46

Radial Driller

 

47

Borer

 

48

Cylinder

 

49

Grinder, General

 

50

Grinder, Crank Shaft

 

51

Roll Grinder

 

52

Surface Grinder

 

53

Thread Grinder

 

54

Honer

 

55

Lapper

 

56

Glazer

 

57

Polisher

 

58

Grinder Tool and Cutter

 

59

Saw Grinder, Machine

 

60

Saw Grinder, Hand

 

61

Metal Spinner

 

62

Power Press Operator, Metal

 

63

Ball Lapping Machine Operator

 

64

Dividing Machine Operator

 

65

Machine Precision Instrument (General)

 

66

Machine Instrument (Mechanic)

 

67

Fitter, General

 

68

Cable Jointer

 

69

Welder, Machine

 

70

Gas Cutter

 

71

Brazer

 

72

Sheet Metal Worker, General

 

73

Sheet Metal Machine Operator

 

74

Tinsmith

 

75

Tin Coater

 

76

Boiler Fitter

 

77

Tubesmith Boiler

 

78

Boiler Maker

 

79

Erector, Structural

 

80

Fitter, Structural

 

81

Fitter, Construction

 

82

Lens Grinder

 

83

Lens Polisher (Optical)

 

84

Edger (Optical Glass)

 

85

Lens Centrer & Edger (Optical)

 

86

Wheel Grinder, Glass

 

87

Edge Finisher, Glass

 

88

Painter, Steel Structure

 

89

Painter, General

 

90

Painter, Spray

 

91

Painter, Brush

 

92

Tool Room Attendant

 

93

Cleaners

 

94

Motor Mechanic

 

95

Furnace Man

 

96

Motor Attendant

 

97

Fireman

 

98

Crane Cleaner

 

99

Fitter

 

100

Millwright Mechanics

 

101

Compressor Attendant

 

102

Boiler Attendant Grade-I

 

103

Carpenter

 

104

Charge Hand (Painter)

 

105

Gas Equipment Repair Fitter

 

106

Diesel Fitter

 

107

Coppersmith

 

108

Tech. Asstt. (Mech.)

 

109

Lab. Analyst

 

110

Accounts Clerk

 

111

Metal Sprayer

 

112

Wood Sawyer, Hand Metal

 

113

Tailor, General

 

114

Driller Wood

 

115

B Setter, Drop Forging Machine

 

116

Rivetor

 

117

Pattern Maker, Wood

 

118

Log Marker

 

119

Plater

 

120

Rigger

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Visually Handicapped – Medical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Medical Social Worker

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Head Clerk

2

Peon,  Office Boy

3

Office Asstt./ Sr.Clerk

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Khalasi

7

Typist

 

8

Computer Operator

 

9

Data Processing Computer

 

10

Data Entry Clerk

 

11

Clerks, General

 

 

Jobs/Posts Identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

 

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Medical Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Pathologist

1

Office Assistant

2

Laboratory Assistant, Clinical

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Orthodontist/Prosthodontist

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Dietician

4

Dustingman/Farash

5

Dresser

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Dental Assistant

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

Laboratory Assistant, Pharmaceutical

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Optometrists & Opticians

8

Cook

9

Medical Social Worker

9

Sweeper, Wet

10

Laboratory Attendant

10

Sweeper

11

SO’s Office Suptds. : Head Clerks; Section Incharge, Head Asstt. Supervisor (Clerical)

11

Sweeper/Safaiwala

12

Inspector & Supervisor; other (Clerical)

12

Sweeper Cleaners and related Workers

13

Office Assistant/Senior Clerks

13

Khalasi

14

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

14

Washing Machine Operator

15

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

15

Drying Machine Operator

16

Stenographer, Stenotypist

 

17

Jr.Stenographer

 

18

Typist/Hindi

 

19

Clerks, General

 

20

Upper Division Clerk

 

21

Lower Division Clerk

 

22

Record Keeper

 

23

Xerox Operator

 

24

Orthopaedic Appliance and Limb Technician

 

25

Prosthetist

 

26

Orthotist

 

27

Mechanic, Dental

 

28

Lab. Analyst

 

29

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/ Machine Supdt., Data Processing

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Medical Department

 

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Laboratory Assistant – Physical

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Laboratory Asst – Food & Beverages

2

Peon, office(Boy)

3

Computer Top

3

Dustingman / Farash

4

Laboratory Asst-Clinical

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Laboratory Asst – Pharmaceutical

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Food Inspector

6

Linen Keeper

7

Typist

7

Cook, Institutional

8

Stenographer, Typist & Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

8

Kitchen Porter

9

Computer Operator

9

Sweeper, Dry

10

Clerks, General

10

Sweeper, Wet

11

Coder Clerk

11

Sweeper, Sewer

12

Orthopedic Appliance & Limb Technician

12

Sweeper, Cleaners & related workers, others

13

Mechanic, Dental

13

Dhobi

14

Cleaners

14

Washing Machine operator

15

Jamadar

15

Drying Machine Operator

 

16

Office Attendants

 

17

Laundry Man

 

18

Cleaners

 

19

Khalasi

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Personnel Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Statistical Asst.

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Language Specialist

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Middle School Teacher

3

Dusting man, Farash

4

Language Teacher Middle School

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Primary School Teachers

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Teacher, Blind

6

Khalasi

7

Instructor, Craft

 

8

Instrument Musician, String Instrument

 

9

Instrumental Musician, Percussion Instrument

 

10

Instrument Musician

 

11

Head Clerk

 

12

School Inspector

 

13

Office Assistant / Sr.Clerk

 

14

Clerical and Other Supervisors (Not elsewhere specified)

 

15

Private Secretary – Cum Stenographer : PA

 

16

Stenographer, Steno Typist

 

17

Typist

 

18

Computer Operator

 

19

Data Processing Computer

 

20

Data Entry Clerk

 

21

Clerks, General

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Personnel Department

 

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Statistical Asst

1

Office Assistant

2

Translator

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Hindi Translator

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Legal Assistant

4

Dusting Man / Farash

5

Higher Secondary & Secondary School Teacher

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Language Teacher, HS & Secondary School

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

HS and Secondary School Teacher, Other than those listed elsewhere

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Middle School Teacher

8

Khalasi

9

Language Teacher, Middle School (TGT)

 

10

Primary School Teacher

 

11

Teacher, Infant School

 

12

Special Teacher for the Blind / Low Vision

 

13

Special Teacher for Hearing and Speach Handicapped

 

14

Crafts Teacher / Instructor

 

15

Instructor / Craft

 

16

Art Teacher / Instructor

 

17

Art Teacher

 

18

Music Teacher / Vocal Musician

 

19

Music Teacher / Instrumental Musician

 

20

SO’s Office Superintendent; Head Clerks, Section Incharge, Head Asst, Supervisor (Clerical)

 

21

Inspector & Supervisor, Other (Clerical)

 

22

School Inspector

 

23

Office Assistant / Sr.Clerks

 

24

Clerical and other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

 

25

Private Secretary cum stenographer ; PA

 

26

Stenographer, Steno Typist

 

27

Jr.Stenographer

 

28

Typist Hindi

 

29

Computer

 

30

Machine Supervisor Data Processing Machine Supdt., Data Processing

 

31

Clerks , General

 

32

Upper Division Clerk

 

33

Lower Division Clerk

 

34

Record Keeper

 

35

Xerox Operator

 

36

Coder Clerk

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Personnel Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

School Inspector

2

Peon, officeBoy

3

Typist

3

Dusting Man / Farash

4

Stenographer, Typist & Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Computer Operator

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Clerks, General

6

Office Attendants

7

Coder Clerk

7

Khalasi

8

Art Teacher

8

 

9

Craft Teacher

 

10

Book Keeper, General

 

11

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

12

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing, Machine Supdt. Data Processing

 

13

Statistical Assistant

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Signal & Telecom Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry Attender

2

Office Asst/ Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, office Boy

3

Clerical & Other Supervisors (not else where specified)

3

Dusting Man , Farash

4

Private Secretary cum Stenographer; PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Steno Typist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Carpenter Helper

7

TelePrinter Operator, Tele Type Operator

7

Khalasi

8

Computer Operator

 

9

Data Processing Computer

 

10

Data Entry Clerk

 

11

Clerks, General

 

12

Telephone Supervisor

 

13

Monitor , Telephone

 

14

Telegraph Messenger

 

15

Communication Workers, Others

 

16

Telephone Operator

 

17

Cummer Teleprinting

 

18

Telephones, Telegraphs & related Telecommunication Operators

 

19

Radio Operators

 

20

Radio Mechanic cum Operator

 

21

Polisher

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Signal & Telecom Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Jr.Engineer, Telecommunication

1

Office Assistant

2

Telecom Technical Assistant

2

Telex Operator

3

Supervisor, Telegraph

3

Daftry Attendant

4

Monitor, Telegraph

4

Peon, office Boy

5

SO’s, Office Superintendent: Head Clerks, Section Incharge, Head Assistant, Supervisor (clerical)

5

Dustingman / Farash

6

Inspector and Supervisor, Other (Clerical)

6

Unskilled Machine Operator

7

Office Asst / Sr.Clerks

7

Duplicating Machine Operator

8

Clerical and other supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

8

Telegraph Messenger

9

Private Secretary cum Stenographer: PA

9

Messenger, Dak Peon

10

Stenographer , Steno Typist

10

Telephone Operator

11

Jr.Stenographer

11

Watchman

12

Typist Hindi

12

Carpenter Helper

13

Teleprinter Operator/ Teletype operator

13

Khalasi

14

Key Punch Operator, Card Punching Machine Operator, Card Punch Operator

 

15

Data Entry Operator

 

16

Clerks, General

 

17

Upper Division Clerks

 

18

Lower Division Clerks

 

19

Record Keeper

 

20

Xerox Operator

 

21

Telegraph Master Controller, Telegraph

 

22

Inspector, Telegraph Messenger, Telegraph Master Messenger

 

23

Supervisor Telephone, Engg. Supervisor Phone Monitor

 

24

Monitor, Telephone

 

25

Supervisor, Wireless

 

26

Contract Officer, Telephone Engg. Supervisor Phone (Outdoor)

 

27

Line Inspector Telegraph & Telephone

 

28

Telephone Inspector

 

29

Telegraph Messengers

 

30

Communication Workers & Others

 

31

Telephone Operator

 

32

Telephone Operator (local)

 

33

Telephone Operator (PBX)

 

34

Telegraphists

 

35

Telegraphists, Overseas

 

36

Station Officer, Overseas Communication Engg. Overseas Communication

 

37

Wireless Operator

 

38

Testing Telegraphists Telegraph Traffic Inspector

 

39

Fault Controller Telephone

 

40

Telephone Telegraph & Related Telecommunication Operator

 

41

Tailor, General

 

42

Carpenter, General

 

43

Watch Repairer

 

44

Fitter, General

 

45

Fitter

 

46

Adjuster, Relays

 

47

Form Layer, Cable (Telephone and Telegraph Equipment Mfg)

 

48

Radio Mechanic cum Operator

 

49

Senior Functioner (Telephone Equipment Mfg)

 

50

Junior Functioner (Telephone Equipment Mfg.)

 

51

Wiring Inspector and Bank Tester (Tele and Telegraph Mft)

 

52

Inspector Assembly ( Telephone & Tele Equipment Mfg.)

 

53

Sound Recording Equipment Operator

 

54

Painter, General

 

55

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing/ Machine Supdt, Data Processing

 

56

Sorting Machine Operator / Punch Card Sorting Machine Operator

 

57

Time Keeper Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

 

58

Mortised Operator

 

59

Planer

 

Jobs/Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Signal & Telecom Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry,  Attendant

2

Typist

2

Peon,  Office Boy

3

Stenographer, Typist & Card & Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Computer Operator

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Clerks, General

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyling Machine Operator

6

Coder clerk

6

Telegraph Messenger

7

Communication workers

7

Office Attendants

8

Telephone Operator

8

Khalasi

9

Station Technical Asst. Overseas Communications

 

10

Testing Telegraphists Telegraph Traffic Inspector

 

11

Telephone, Telegraphs and related Telecommunication Operators

 

12

Carpenter, General

 

13

Mechanic, Optical Instrument

 

14

Adjuster – Relays

 

15

Form Layer, Cable (Telephone & Telegraph Equipment Mfg.)

 

16

Painter, Steel Structure

 

17

Painter General

 

18

Fitter

 

19

Carpenter

 

20

Mortised Operator

 

21

Planer

 

22

Book Keeper, General

 

23

Accounts Clerks

 

24

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

25

Coding Machine Operator

 

26

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

27

Time Keeper

 

28

Time Keeper / Starter, Vehicle Time Keeper

 

29

Tailor, General

 

30

Watch Repairer

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Stores Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry, Attendant

2

Office Asst. , Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Clerical & Other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

3

Dusting Man, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer : PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Packer, Hand

7

Computer Operator

7

Labeller

8

Data Processing Computer

8

Khalasi

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

11

Proof Reader (Braille)

 

12

Purchase Operator

 

13

Store Keeper

 

14

Bulk Handling

 

15

Paper Machine Moulder

 

16

Binder

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Store Department

 

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

SO’s Office Supdts.: Head Clerks, Section Incharge, Head Asst. Supervisor (Clerical)

1

Office Assistant

2

Inspector & Supervisor, Other (Clerical)

2

Daftry, Attendant

3

Office Asst/ Senior Clerks

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Clerical & Other Supervisors (not else where specified)

4

Dustingman / Farash

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer; PA

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

Jr.Stenographer

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Typist / Hindi

8

Book Binder

9

Clerks, General

9

Packer, Hand

10

Upper Division clerk

10

Packer, Machine

11

Lower Division clerk

11

Labeller

12

Record Keeper

12

Stenciller

13

Store Keeper Asstt.

13

Stamper, Hand

14

Store Keeper, Store Clerk, Godown Keeper, Warehouseman

14

Khalasi

15

Store Distributer

 

16

Stock Verifier

 

17

Proof Reader (Braille)

 

18

Xerox Operator

 

19

Fitter Press Operator

 

20

Tailor, General

 

21

Master Cutter, Garment

 

22

Trimmer, Hand

 

23

Furniture Maker, Wood

 

24

Tool Setter, Press

 

25

Purchase Assistant

 

26

Store Keeper

 

27

Bulk Handling

 

28

Job Printer

 

29

Compositor, Hand

 

30

Impositor

 

31

Distributor

 

32

Lino Operator

 

33

Mono Operator

 

34

Type Caster

 

35

Maker up Photo Type Setting

 

36

Photo Type Setting, Machine Operator

 

37

Press Man (Flat bed, Letter Press)

 

38

Machineman, Hand Printing

 

39

Machineman, Automatic Printing

 

40

Machineman, Rotary Printing

 

41

Machineman, Offset Printing

 

42

Machineman, Direct Lithographic Printing

 

43

Retoucher, Lithographic

 

44

Mounter

 

45

Binder

 

46

Map and Chart Counter

 

47

Book Binder and related worker, other

 

48

Printer, Photographic

 

49

Printing Machine Operator, Photographic

 

50

Developer, Photographic

 

51

Film Developing Machine Operator

 

52

Enlarger, Photographic

 

53

Retoucher, Photographic

 

54

Stencil Cutter, Silk Screen Printing

 

55

Silk Screen Printer

 

56

Bulk Handling Assistant

 

57

Ledger Clerk / Keeper

 

58

Key Punch Operator / Card Punch Operator

 

59

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing / Machine Supdt., Data Processing

 

60

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

61

Time Keeper / Starter Vehicle Time Keeper

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Stores Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Typist

2

Peon, office Boy

3

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Computer Operator

4

Unskilled office worker

5

Clerks, General

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Time Keeper

6

Callenderman, Handmade Paper

7

Time Keeper, Starter, Vehicle Time Keeper

7

Packer, Hand

8

Coder clerk

8

Labeller

9

Tailor, General

9

Stenciller

10

Trimmer, Hand

10

Stamper, Hand

11

Tool Setter, Press

11

Office Attendants

12

Setter Drop Forging Machine

12

Packer

13

Setter, Automatic Machine

13

Khalasi

14

Laminating Press Operator (Plastics)

 

15

Printing Machine Operator (Plastics)

 

16

Job, Printer

 

17

Compositor, Hand

 

18

Impositor

 

19

Distributor

 

20

Lino Operator

 

21

Mono Operator

 

22

Type Caster

 

23

Make-up-Photo Type Setting

 

24

Photo Type Setting Machine Operator

 

25

Pressman (Flat bed, Letter Press)

 

26

Machineman, Hand Printing

 

27

Machineman, Automatic Printing

 

28

Machineman, Direct Lithographic Printing

 

29

Stereo Matrix Moulder

 

30

Stereo Type Caster

 

31

Lithographic Artist

 

32

Retoucher, Lithographic

 

33

Mounter

 

34

Router

 

35

Cameraman, Photo Machine Mechanic

 

36

Photostat Cameraman

 

37

Photostat Camera Operator

 

38

Transferer, Photo Mechanical

 

39

Etcher Photo Engraving

 

40

Book Binder

 

41

Map and Chart Mounter

 

42

Book Mender

 

43

Book Binder and related worker other

 

44

Printer Photographic

 

45

Printing Machine Operator Photographs

 

46

Developer Photographs

 

47

Film Developing Machine Operator

 

48

Roller Maker

 

49

Stencil Cutter, Silk Screen Printing

 

50

Silk Screen Printer

 

51

Store Keeper

 

52

Purchase Assistant

 

53

Store Keeper

 

54

Bulk Handling Assistant

 

55

Material Handling Assistant

 

56

Book Keeper, General

 

57

Accounts Clerk

 

58

Tabulating Machine Operator

 

59

Book Keeping Machine Operator

 

60

Master Cutter (Garment)

 

61

Furniture Maker, Wood

 

62

Mono Caster

 

63

Machineman, Offset Printing

 

 

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Visually Handicapped – Traffic Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Head Clerk

1

Daftry, Attender

2

Office Asst. /Sr.Clerk

2

Peon, Office Boy

3

Clerical and other Supervisors

(not elsewhere specified)

3

Dustingman, Farash

4

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer :PA

4

Telegraph Messenger

5

Stenographer, Stenotypist

5

Messenger, Dak Peon

6

Typist

6

Khalasi

7

Computer Operator

 

8

Data Processing Computer

 

9

Data Entry Clerk

 

10

Clerks, General

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Orthopaedically Handicapped – Traffic Department

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

SO’s, Office Supdts. Head Clerks, Section Incharge, Head Asstt., Supervisor (Clerical)

1

Office Assistant

2

Inspector & Supervisor, Other (Clerical)

2

Daftry Attendant

3

Office Assistant / Senior Clerks

3

Peon, office(Boy)

4

Clerical and other Supervisors (not elsewhere specified)

4

Dustingman / Farash

5

Private Secretary-cum-Stenographer: PA

5

Unskilled Machine Operator

6

Stenographer, Stenotypist

6

Duplicating Machine Operator

7

Jr.Stenographer

7

Messenger, Dak Peon Peon

8

Typist / Hindi

8

Khalasi

9

Clerks, General

 

10

Upper Division Clerk

 

11

Lower Division Clerk

 

12

Record Keeper

 

13

Xerox Operator

 

14

Station Master, Railways

 

15

Section Controller, Railway, Traffic Controller, Railway

 

16

Traffic Inspector, Railways

 

17

Yard Master, Railways

 

18

Head Train Recorder, Head Number Taker, Head Train Clerk

 

19

Controller, Train

 

20

Traffic Regulator, Train

 

21

Traffic Inspector, Train

 

22

Guard, Passenger Train

 

23

Guard, Goods Train

 

24

Conductor Guard, Railways

 

25

Passenger Guard, Railways

 

26

Mail Guard, RMS

 

27

Machine Supervisor, Data Processing / Machine Supdt., Data Processing

 

 

Jobs /Posts identified on Railways for Physically Handicapped Persons

Hearing Handicapped – Traffic Department

 

Group ‘C’

Group ‘D’

1

Computer Top

1

Daftry Attendant

2

Typist

2

Peon, office Boy

3

Stenographer, Typist and Card and Tape Punching Machine Operator (NEC)

3

Dustingman . Farash

4

Computer Operator

4

Unskilled Office Worker

5

Clerks, General

5

Duplicating Machine Operator, Cyclostyle Machine Operator

6

Coder Clerk

6

Office Attendants

7

Head Train Recorder, Head Number Taker, Head Train clerk

7

Khalasi

8

Surveyor, Topographical

 

9

Surveyor, Photogrammatic

 

 

 

RBE No.36/2008                  

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2008/1/2 dated 12.03.08      (RBE No.36 /2008)

Sub: Creation of posts in Safety Category 

….

Board has decided that Railways may create posts of gatemen as per existing norms for manning of unmanned level crossing wherever felt necessary with matching surrender from existing vacancies including safety category vacancies in accordance with extant instructions.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 42/2008                                                                          

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2007/RC4/CORE/1 dated 20.03.08    (RBE No. 42/2008)

 

Sub:  Engagement of retired employees, on daily remuneration basis – revision of rates.

Ref: No. E[NG]II/97/RC-4/8 dated 03.02.1998.

….

The Ministry of Railways have decided that the rates of the daily allowances may be revised as under.  These rates will be effective from the date of issue of the sanction.

 

[i]         For posts in Grade [Rs.3050-4590 & Rs.4000-6000]         Rs.155  per day

[ii]         For posts in Grade [Rs.4500-7000 & Rs.5000-8000]         Rs.215  per day

[iii]        For posts in Grade [Rs.5500-9000]                                     Rs.255 per day

[iv]        For posts in Grade [Rs.6500-10500 & 7450-11500]           Rs.320 per day

 

 

2.         Other terms and conditions would continue to be the same as per Board’s letter quoted above.

 

 

RBE No.38/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2007/FU-1/1 dated 13.03.2008     (RBE No.38 /2008)

 

Sub:  Amendment of provisions relating to Staff Benefit Fund-Chapter

         8 of Indian Railways Establishment Code Volume I

        [5th Edition 1985] [Second Reprint Edition-2003].

….

In exercise of the powers conferred by proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rule 805 of Chapter-8 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume-I be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 106.

 

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

***

Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume-I

[5th Edition 1985] [Second Reprint Edition-2003].

Chapter-8  –Railway Staff Benefit Fund

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 106 –Rule 805

[1]        Rule 805[1] may be substituted by the following:

 

In addition to the credits to the Fund detailed in Rule 804, there shall be credited to the fund on the 1st April of each financial year an annual grant from the revenues of the Railway at a per capita rate of Rs.35.00 based on the sanctioned strength of non-gazetted Railway employees, permanent and temporary, as on the 31st March, posts charged to capital being excluded.  The Fund shall be credited provisionally on the 1st April each year with an amount equal to the contribution for the previous year, the necessary adjustment being made as soon as the correct amount of the contribution has been determined.  The distribution of Rs.35/-amongst different activities will be as under:

 

(i) General activities viz. Education, recreation, amusement, cultural, relief of distress, sickness and miscellaneous items:-

(a) Education

Rs.4.75

(b) Recreation other than sports

Rs.2.25

(c) Promotion of  Cultural Activities

Rs.0.50

(d) Relief of distress, sickness, etc.

Rs.7.50

(e) Women empowerment activities

Rs.0.50

(f)  Miscellaneous

Rs.0.50

(ii)  Sports activities

Rs.5.00

(iii) Scouts activities

Rs.3.50

(iv) Recreational facilities to Officers and Supervisory staff

Rs.3.00

(v) Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy

Rs.2.50

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

Rs.3.00

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

Rs.2.00

Total

Rs.35.00

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2007/FU-1/1 dated 18-4-2007]

[3]  Note 3 below Rule 805[2] may be substituted as follows:

 

Based on the overall per capita contribution of Rs.5.00 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 Railways/Production Units.

 

Similarly, allotment of Rs.3.50 for scouting activities will also be made by the Ministry of Railways Rs.3/- 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 Rs.11.50 will be made centrally by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].  Augmentation to the SBF by Railways will thus be at the rate of Rs.23.50 per capita [Rs.35.00minus Rs.11.50].

 

[Authority: Board’s letter No. E[W]2007/FU-1/1 dated 18-4-2007 and 19-11-2007]

***

 

RBE No.44/2008                                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 25.03.2008(RBE No.44/2008)

 

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

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 [RBE No. 48/2007]

….

            Please refer to Para 9.4 and 9.5 of Board’s policy letter mentioned above regarding promotion to sportspersons on out-of-turn basis, within Group-C and from Group-D to Group-C, on sports account.

 

Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to delete Para 9.5.1[ii] of Board’s  policy letter dt. 30.03.2007, referred above.  Therefore, from the date of issue of this letter, no promotion shall be granted to a sportsperson from Group-D to Group-C, on the basis of only representation of Indian Railways in National Championships on two occasions.

 

Regarding age limit for granting promotion to sportspersons on out-of-turn basis, within Group-C or from Group-D to Group-C, on sports account, it is clarified that the condition of age limit, as mentioned in Para 5 is only for recruitment of sportspersons at initial stage, through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement.  Therefore, if a sportsperson acquire the sports norms as mentioned in Para 9.4 & 9.5 of Board’s policy letter dt. 30.03.2007, referred above; he/she will be eligible for considering his/her promotion from Group-D to Group-C or within Group-C, on out-of-turn basis, on sports account.

 

This also disposes WCRSA’s letter No. WCRSA/Out of Turn Promotion/1410/2008 dt. 21.01.2008.

***

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2000 PS5-1/24 dated 18-03-2008    .

 

Sub: Issue of Special Passes to retired Railway Officers of Selection Grade and above empanelled as Inquiry Officers – Amendment of Schedule VII of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition,1993].

….

In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 07.08.2000, Railway Servants  [Pass ] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] have been amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 28.  This provides for issue of Special Passes in favour of retired Railway Officers of Selection Grade and above who are empanelled as Railway Inquiry Officers in D&AR cases arising out of vigilance investigations to undertake journey either for conduct of Inquiry or for training or any other official purpose in this connection on the authorisation of the SDGM/CVO.  It has come to the notice of the Board that some of the Zonal Railways are issuing travel authority to such retired Railway Inquiry Officers and endorsing them as Duty Pass under these rules. The computer at the PRS disallows a ticket against the concession code of Duty Pass as soon as more than 60 years is entered  against the age.  Since the Railway  Servants  [Pass ] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] provide for issue of Special Passes in favour of retired Railway Officers empanelled as Inquiry Officers as provided in the rules amended as per ACS No. 28, it is reiterated that the travel authority should invariably mention “Special Pass” and not Duty Pass with a view to obviate any confusion/harassment to these retired Railway Inquiry Officers.

***

 

RBE No.46/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]I/2006/AL-7/5 dated 27.03.2008     (RBE No.46/2008)

 

Sub:  Grant of conveyance allowance to medical officers.

….

One of the Railways has raised a doubt whether Medical Officers provided with official vehicle are eligible for conveyance allowance or not.

 

2.         The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that Medical Officers being provided with official vehicles/staff cars would not be eligible for monthly Conveyance Allowance.  However, if such Medical Officers, who perform 20 domiciliary visits beyond office hours, certify that official vehicle was not  provided, Conveyance Allowance may be allowed.

 

3.         This disposes of Central Railway’s letter No. AC/EG/Medical/Misc dated 05.10.2006 & 24.01.2008.

***

 

RBE No.47/2008

  Bd’s letter No. FE[III]/2004/NPS/1 dated 27.03.2008     (RBE No.47 /2008)

 

Sub: Applicability of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 in respect of those put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were in receipt of stipend.

….

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No. 38/58/06-P&PW[A] dated 5th March, 2008 is forwarded herewith for information and compliance.  The orders contained therein apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways.  CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 referred to in the said O.M. corresponds to Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993.  DOP&PW’s O.M. of even number dated 11th October, 2006 quoted in the O.M. was circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter of even number dated 14.11.2006.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions,  Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare [DOP&PW]’s O.M. No. 38/58/06-P&PW[A] dated 5th March, 2008

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Applicability of CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 in respect of those put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were in receipt of stipend.

***

            The undersigned is directed to state that the existing CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 are applicable to Government Servants appointed on or before 31st December, 2003.  Vide this Department’s OM of even No. dated 11th October, 2006, it was clarified that the employees who were put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 and were paid salary from that date would be covered under CCS[Pension] Rules, 1972.

 

2.         The staff side of the National Council [JCM] has sought further clarification whether the cases of persons who are put on induction training prior to 1.1.2004 but were in receipt of stipend would be covered under the CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972.

 

3.         The matter has been further examined and it is now clarified that the employees who were required to undergo departmental training relating to jobs prior to 1.1.04 before they were put on regular employment and were in receipt of stipend during such training would also be covered under the CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972 provided the period spent on such training was eligible for being counted as qualifying service under the CCS [Pension] Rules, 1972.

 

 

RBE No.48/2008                                                                                                                                          

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[W]2007 PS5-6/53 dated 27.03.2008    (RBE No.48 /2008)

 

Sub: Issue of  Passes to Contractors and the Staff working with the Contractors.

….

In terms of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] Passes can be issued in favour of non-Railway persons under certain conditions as laid-down in Schedule VII of the Pass Rules.  In case Railway has to issue Passes to non-Railway persons for purposes connected with Railway working, such cases are required to be sent to Board for approval.

 

2.         A case has come to the notice of Board in which a provision for issue of Ist class Card Passes & Cheque Passes to Contractors & Staff working with the Contractors has been incorporated in the contract agreement on one of the Railways, which does not have Board’s approval.  This has been viewed seriously by Board and it has been decided that facilities of Card Passes & Cheque Passes should not be provided to the Contractors & Staff working with the Contractors with a view to rule out possibility of misuse of such Free Pass facility by non-Railway persons.

 

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

***

 

RBE No. 50/2008                                                                                      

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2008/RR-3/1 dated 01.04.2008    (RBE No. 50/2008)

 

Sub:  Appointment of licensed porters to the post of Gangmen.

….

Pursuant to the announcement made by Hon’ble Minister for Railways in his Budget Speech for the year 2008-2009 in the Parliament, the matter has been considered by the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] and it has been decided that as a one time measure, all those licensed porters who are upto the age of 50 years and minimum age of 18 years as on 26.02.2008 may be appointed to the posts of Gangman subject to the fulfillment of following conditions:

 

i]    Only those license porters will be considered for appointment who were possessing a valid license in terms of extant rules as on 26.02.2008 i.e. the date of announcement in Parliament.

 

ii]    Educational qualification may be kept as ‘Read and Write’.

 

iii]   The appointment will be subject to surrendering the license and badge and right to be a license porter.  No subsequent transfer of license would be allowed.

 

iv]   The license porters should be medically fit for the post of Gangmen.

 

v]   The genuineness and authenticity of every claimant as a license porter for appointment is to be established and authenticated by the Sr.DCM.

 

vi]   The screening for appointment will be done by a Committee of 03 [three] Jr. Scale Officers of Commercial , Personnel and Civil Engineering Department nominated by Divisional Railway Manager.  The Screening Committee would adjudge the candidates as per appointment criteria including ‘read and write’.  The recommendations of the Screening Committee would be approved by DRM.  However, their placement will be done within the zonal jurisdiction in which they are working as license porters.

 

The above exercise should be completed within two months from the date of issue of this letter.

***

RBE No. 40/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/74 dated 13.03.2008     (RBE No. 40/2008)

 

Sub:  Promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ – Counting of service rendered in old unit for the purpose of determining eligibility for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts.

….

Instructions have been issued under Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM1/5 dated 21.03.2006 [RBE No. 34/2006], whereby, in partial modification of instructions issued under Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-96/PM4/14 dated 17.04.1997, it has been decided that in case of persons transferred on request basis to a new unit in the same category of posts, and assigned bottom seniority therein, the service rendered by them in the previous unit may be reckoned for determining their eligibility wherever a minimum length of service is prescribed as a condition, for promotion in the new unit, subject to the condition that the length of service which is so allowed to be counted does not exceed the length of service of  their immediate senior in the new unit.

 

2.         In this regard, it is hereby clarified that the above instructions are applicable for reckoning the minimum qualifying service of Group ‘C’ employees, in case of own request transfer to a new unit in the same category of posts, for determining their eligibility for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts also.

 

 

RBE No. 52/2008                          

  Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2008/HW-1 dated 07.04.2008     (RBE No. 52/2008)

 

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01-01-2008.

….

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No. PC-V/97/I/7/14 dated 19-03-2008, 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-2007/HW-1 dated 03-10-2007 stand revised with effect from 01.01.2008 as indicated at Annexure ‘A’ in respect of ‘Continuous’,  ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’, categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure ‘B’ in respect of ‘Essentially Intermittent’  categories respectively.

 

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

 

ANNEXURE ‘A’

 

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2008 for ‘Intensive’, ‘Continuous’ and ‘Excluded’ categories and Workshop staff at the various places classified as    ‘A-1’, ‘A’,    B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

 

S.No. Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales A-1 A B-1 B-2 Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities
1 2550 – 2605 27.00 26.90 26.75 26.60 26.45
2 2606 – 2790 28.25 28.10 27.95 27.85 27.65
3 2791  -3230 31.80 31.60 31.35 31.20 30.90
4 3231 – 3440 35.15 34.90 34.70 34.50 34.20
5 3441 – 4125 39.75 39.50 39.25 39.10 38.80
6 4126 – 4270 44.45 44.15 43.90 43.60 43.05
7 4271 – 4480 46.25 46.00 45.70 45.45 44.90
8 4481 – 4630 48.10 47.85 47.55 47.30 46.75
9 4631 – 4870 50.15 49.85 49.55 49.30 48.75
10 4871 – 5165 52.85 52.60 52.30 52.00 51.45
11 5166 – 5465 55.90 55.65 55.35 55.10 54.50
12 5466 – 6210 61.25 61.00 60.70 60.45 59.85
13 6211 – 6655 67.40 67.10 66.80 66.55 66.00
14 6656 – 6955 71.20 70.90 70.65 70.35 69.80
15 6956 – 7850  & above 77.30 77.05 76.75 76.50 75.95

 

 

ANNEXURE ‘B’

Rates of Night Duty Allowance with effect from 1.1.2008 for Essentially Intermittent categories  at the various places classified as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, B-1, B-2, and Ordinary localities including ‘C’ Class Cities.

S.No.

Pay slabs in Vth Pay Commission’s scales

A-1 A B-1 B-2 Ordinary localities including ‘C’ class cities
1 2550-2605 18.00 17.95 17.85 17.75 17.65
2 2606-2790 18.85 18.75 18.65 18.55 18.45
3 2791-3230 21.20 21.05 20.90 20.80 20.60
4 3231-344

0

23.45 23.25 23.15 23.00 22.80
5 3441-4125 26.50 26.35 26.15 26.05 25.85
6 4126-4270 29.65 29.45 29.25 29.05 28.70
7 4271-4480 30.85 30.65 30.45 30.30 29.95
8 4481-4630 32.05 31.90 31.70 31.55 31.15
9 4631-4870 33.45 33.25 33.05 32.85 32.50
10 4871-5165 35.25 35.05 34.85 34.65 34.30
11 5166-5465 37.25 37.10 36.90 36.75 36.35
12 5466-6210 40.85 40.65 40.45 40.30 39.90
13 6211-6655 44.95 44.75 44.55 44.35 44.00
14 6656-6955 47.45 47.25 47.10 46.90 46.55
15  6956-7850 & above 51.55 51.35 51.15 51.00 50.65

 

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RBE No. 51/2008                                                                                                  

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]II/2008/DE1/1 dated 04.04.2008    (RBE No. 51 /2008)

 

Sub: Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre Posts under Central/State Governments  and on Foreign service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.

….

In continuation of Board’s letter No. F[E]II/94/DE1/1 dated 05.12.1994, a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt [PayII] dated 7th January, 2008 on the above subject, along with copies of DOP&T’s Office Memorandum dated 20th June 2006 and 29th November, 2006 mentioned therein, is sent herewith for information and guidance.  These orders will apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel & Training’s Office Memorandum No. 6/7/2003-Estt [PayII] dated 7th January, 2008

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre Posts under Central/State Governments  and on Foreign service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.

***

            Reference is invited to this Department’s OM No. 2/29/91-Estt. [Pay II] dated 5th January, 1994 which lays down the guidelines relating to deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre posts under Central/State Governments and on Foreign Service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.

 

2.         Para 8.4 of this O.M. lays down that in cases where extension is beyond the fifth year or second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, the same would be allowed only after obtaining the approval of the Department of Personnel and Training, whether Central Government is the lending organization or the borrowing organization.

 

3.         It has now been decided to delegate the powers for extending the deputation in respect of Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ officials beyond the fifth year or second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules of the ex-cadre posts to the Borrowing Authorities /Administrative Ministries /Departments.  In such cases, the Competent Authority for granting approval for extending the deputation period would be the Secretary of the Borrowing Authority / Administrative Department for the 4th year or the first year beyond the normal period prescribed the Recruitment Rules and the Minister in charge thereafter.  However, while considering the extension, all other conditions laid down in this Department’s O.M. dated 5th January, 1994, as amended from time to time, may be taken into consideration and the following may specifically be examined:

 

[i]         Whether  the procedure for granting extension has been followed viz., whether the individual’s consent and the prior approval of the lending authority has been obtained.

[ii]         Whether the officer has been given pro-forma promotion under NBR during the period of deputation.

[iii]        If the scale of the parent cadre post has become higher after grant of pro-forma promotion, whether the pay has been regulated in terms of Para 8.7 and 8.8 of the O.M. dated 05.01.94 read with O.M. dated 20th June, 2006.

[iv]        Whether the initial appointment on deputation itself was from a higher scale to a lower scale [which is not permissible as per the guidelines] and if so whether the  approval of the competent authority has been obtained for such an appointment.

[v]        In cases of overstay on deputation, the cases may be examined in terms of the provisions laid down in DOP&T’s O.M. No. AB.14017/30/2006-Estt.[RR] dated 29th November, 2006.

 

If any of the conditions are not fulfilled, the proposal may be sent to the Department of Personnel  & Training for consideration.

 

4.         These orders will take effect from the date of issue.  Insofar as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders will apply for deputation outside Indian Audit & Accounts Department.  Deputations within Indian Audit & Accounts Department will be regulated as per orders issued by the office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, DOP&T’s O.M. No. 2/29/91-Estt. Pay II dated 20th June, 2006.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Deputation of Central Government Employees to ex-cadre Posts under Central/State Governments  and on Foreign service to Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.

***

            Reference is invited to this Department’s OM of even number dated 5th January, 1994 which lays down the guidelines relating to deputation of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under Central /State Governments and on Foreign Service to Central/State/PSUs/Autonomous Bodies.

 

Para 8.8 of this OM lays down that if during the period of deputation, on account of pro-forma promotion in the parent cadre under the Next Below Rule, the employee becomes entitled to a scale of pay higher than the scale of pay attached to the ex-cadre post, he may be allowed to complete the normal tenure of deputation, subject to the provisions laid down in Para 8.7 but no further extension of the period of deputation should be allowed in such cases.

 

The proposal for incorporating a provision for making the officers on deputation eligible for the benefit of pro-forma promotion if it becomes due to them while they are in the extended period of deputation, has been under consideration of the Government.  It has now been decided that if an officer becomes due for pro-forma promotion in his parent cadre while in the extended period of deputation, he may be allowed the benefit of pro-forma promotion and complete the extended tenure already sanctioned but may not be given any further extension in the deputation period.

 

Accordingly, Para 8.8 of OM dated 5.1.94 is amended to read as under:

 

“8.8.     If during the period of deputation, on account of pro-forma promotion in the parent cadre under the Next Below Rule, the employee becomes entitled to a scale of pay higher than the scale of pay attached to the ex-cadre post, he may be allowed to complete the normal/extended tenure of deputation already sanctioned, subject to 8.7 above but no further extension of the period of deputation should be allowed in such cases.”

 

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.

 

Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, DOP&T’s O.M. No. AB.14017/30/2006-Estt.[RR] dated 29th November, 2006.

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Implications of overstay while on deputation.

**

            It has been brought to the notice of the Government that even though the terms and conditions of deputation issued by the various Ministries/Departments/Offices specify the period of deputation, there have been a number of cases of overstay without the approval of the competent authority.  A number of proposals for regularization of such overstay are also being received for approval by the Competent Authority.  It is necessary to ensure that there is no laxity on the part of the controlling authorities in relieving the deputationist and the deputationist should not go by the presumption that he needs to join his parent cadre only after being formally relieved by the borrowing department.  It has, therefore,  been decided that in future all cases of deputation shall be regulated by the following conditions viz.,

 

[i]         The terms and conditions of deputation shall clearly lay down not only period of deputation as per the Recruitment Rules for the post or as approved by the competent authority but also the date of relieving of the deputationist.  No further orders for relieving the officer will be necessary.

 

[ii]         The deputationist officer including those who are presently on deputation would be 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 will be responsibility of the immediate superior officer to ensure that the deputationist does not overstay.  In cases where officers are on deputation on the date of issue of these orders and the normal tenures are getting over in a period of six months, the concerned officers / Organisations may be allowed an extension of not more than one month on a case to case basis with the approval of the DOPT.

 

[iii]        That in the event of the officer overstaying for any reason whatsoever, he is liable to disciplinary action and other adverse Civil / Service consequences which would include that the period of unauthorized overstay shall not count against service for the purpose of pension and that any increment due during the period of unauthorized overstay shall be deferred, with cumulative effect, till the date on which the officer rejoins his parent cadre.

 

  1. Written consent of the officer concerned shall be taken to the terms and conditions of deputation [inclusive of the conditions in para 1 ibid] before the deputation orders are issued.  The contents of these instructions will be conveyed to all officers presently on deputation for information / compliance.

 

  1. These instructions will apply to all deputationists including State Government Officers/ All India Services officers joining Central Government posts on deputation and to officers proceeding on deputation to State Government / autonomous & statutory institutions /Foreign Bodies, etc.

 

  1. If the borrowing Organisations would like a relaxation from these terms, they should obtain approval of DOPT to it, prior to the start of deputation.

 

 

RBE No.45/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2005/PN1/23 dated 26.03.2008    (RBE No.45/2008)

 

Sub: Demand of Govt. servants who opted for lumpsum on their absorption in PSUs/CABs for release of balance pension and DR and during pre-restoration period and beyond – clarification regarding.

….

            A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare [DOP&PW]’s  O.M. No. 4/4/2008-P&PW[D] dated 20.02.2008 on the above subject, is forwarded herewith for information and guidance.  DOP&PW’s O.M. Nos. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 06.09.2007 and 4/59/97 – P&PW[D] dated 14.07.1998 quoted in the O.M. were circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter of even numbers dated 20.09.2007 and F[E]III/96/PN 1/9 dated 18.08.1998, respectively.

Copy of Minstry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare [DOP&PW]’s  O.M. No. 4/4/2008-P&PW[D] dated 20.02.2008

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:  Demand of Govt. servants who opted for lumpsum on their absorption

           in PSUs/CABs for release of balance pension and DR and during/

           pre-restoration period and beyond – clarification regarding.

***

            This Department has received representations on the above noted subject.  In this regard, the undersigned is directed to state that the Government has issued instructions on restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in public sector undertaking / autonomous bodies implementing the Andhra Pradesh High Court judgement dated 24.12.03 in Writ Petition No. 8532 of 2003 followed by the Supreme Court judgement dated 29.11.2006 in Civil Appeal No. 5269 of 2006 arising out of SLP Nos. 21647-648     of 2005 and the Supreme Court judgement dated 24.07.2007 in Review Petition No. 643/07 vide O.M. No. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 6.09.2007 in consultation with the Ministry of Law & Justice and Ministry of Finance [Department of Expenditure].  It is clarified that this OM dated 6.9.2007 has been issued strictly in compliance of the direction of  the  Hon’ble   Supreme   Court   vide   operative   part  of  judgement  which  has  been reproduced in para 2 thereof before explaining modalities of implementation in para 3 of the above said OM.

 

2.         Attention is drawn to the following para in Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgement dated 26.4.2000 in Apeal No. 4 in W.P.[C] No. 11855/85; WP No. [C] 345/1999 and WP No. 567/1995 in P.V. Sundara Rajan and another Vs. Union of India and Others:-

 

“           The parity claimed by Lt.Col. Malhotra and other absorbees who had commuted 100% pension, in our view is entirely misplaced.  The contention that what is commuted or given up is an amount and not the right to receive pension or right to receive post-commutation revision and attendant  benefits including dearness relief on the gross entitled pension on the dates they were granted to other Government pensioners is only illusory.  The decision in the case of State of Tamil Nadu and Ors. vs. V.S.  Balakrishnan and Ors. [1994] Suppl. 3  [SCC 204] on which reliance was placed by Mr. Gopal Subramanium, Senior Advocate, has no applicability to the point in issue.  Those who commuted 100% pension continue to remain non-pensioners till their pension is restored.  In Welfare Association Case [supra], persons who commuted the full pension and who will not be given any monthly pension by deeming monthly pension to have been reduced to nil has been treated as a separate category.  Those who commute 100% pension are not entitled to the benefit of dearness relief on full pension or other benefits as claimed herein.  We also do not find any discrimination insofar as this class is concerned.”

 

3.         All Ministries/Departments are advised that the representation, if any received on this subject, may be dealt with accordingly.

 

4.         It is further clarified that pension of absorbees in question will have to be restored in accordance with the provision contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 6.9.2007 read with O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW[D] dated 14.7.98.

***

 

RBE No. 49/2008                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2007 GS1-1 dated 28.03.08     (RBE No. 49/2008)

 

Sub: Incorporation of Railway Ministry’s Decision No. 11 below Rule 18 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966-equivalent to pay of Rs.900/- mentioned therein in the Vth CPC scales of pay – clarification reg.  

….

Attention of the Railways is invited to ACS No. 104 issued under Board’s letter of even number dated 26.10.2007 incorporating provisions contained in Board’s letter No. E[D&A]78 GS1-14 dated 24.10.80 as “ Railway Ministry’s Decision NO.11” below Rule 18 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966.  The relevant provisions stipulates that besides Group A and Group B Railway servants, Supervisory Staff of Group C [Class III] on railways who are working in scales of pay the maximum of which is Rs.900/- and above, should also submit an annual return regarding their immovable property.

 

2.         A doubt has been expressed as to what pay is to be taken as equivalent to the aforesaid pay of Rs.900/-, in the Vth  CPC scales of pay.  It is clarified that the pay of Rs.900/- mentioned in Board’s letter dated 24.10.80 equates to the pay of Rs.9000/- [Rupees Nine Thousand] as per the normal replacement scales under the Vth Central Pay Commission.  Thus, in terms of Railway Board’s letter dated 24.10.80 referred to above, Supervisory staff of Group C [Class-III] on railways who are working in scales of pay the maximum of which is Rs.9000/- [Rupees Nine Thousand] or above are also required to submit  an annual return of their immovable property.

 

[This also disposes of South Central Railway’s letter No. P[R]436/IREC/IV dated 24.12.2007]

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Copy of this  Railway’s letter No. P[R]436/IREC/IV dated 24.12.2007

 

Sub: Submission of annual return regarding the immovable property inherited by non-gazetted employees.

***

Railway Ministry’s decision No. 11 below Rule 18 of Railway Services [Conduct] Rules, 1966 communicated under Board’s letter No. E[D&A]2007/GS1-1 dated 26.10.2007 [RBE No. 135/07] stipulates that Supervisory staff of Group ‘C’  [Class-III] on railways working in scales of pay the maximum of which is Rs.900/- and above, should also submit an annual return regarding the immovable property inherited by him, or owned or acquired by him, or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person.  The return should be submitted within three months of his first appointment in the grade and thereafter in the month of January every year.

 

A doubt has now arisen as to what pay is to be taken as equivalent to Rs.900/- in  V CPC scales of pay.

 

This Railway is of the opinion that Supervisory staff of Group ‘C’ on Railways working in scales of pay the maximum of which is Rs.10,500 [RSRP]  and above are required   to submit annual return in terms of Railway Ministry’s  decision No.11 below Rule 18.

 

Board are requested to examine the issue and confirm the presumption of this Railway.

 

***

 

   Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2005/PM1/20 dated 25.08.2005 addressed to Chairman RRB/Bhopal and copied to GM’s all Indian Railways     

 

Sub: Introduction of 20% LDCE quota in the categories of OS-II in scale Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector in scale Rs.6500-10500-clarification.

Kindly refer to Chairman, Railway Recruitment Board, Bhopal’s letter No. RRB/Bhopal/Railway Board/87-C dated 06.07.2005 on the subject cited above.

 

2.         Clarifications sought pertaining to various items mentioned in the above letter appear to be unnecessary.  At present the item-wise position is as under:

 

[i]         So far as item No. 1 is concerned, the eligibility of the employees to include them for the examination should be examined by the concerned Railways.  At present, it is confirmed that if a Jr. Clerk has completed seven years of service in the Grade Rs.3050-4590 and is a Graduate, then he will be eligible to be included for the examination.

[ii]         There is no age limitation for his inclusion in the examination.

[iii]        So far as item 3 is concerned, it is clarified that since the final panel has to be issued by the Railway Recruitment Board, the evaluation has to be done as per the extant procedure.

[iv]        So far as the issues raised at item No. 4 & 5 are concerned, the Question papers will be prepared keeping in view the RRB’s syllabus.  The Question paper will comprise of descriptive and objective type of questions  and questions on Rajbhasha also should be included. The descriptive and objective type of questions should be in the ratio of approximately 75:25 [ on the basis of the marks].  The negative marking evaluation on the objective type of questions will be done as per the rules of RRB.

[v]        The decision on the issue raised at item No. 6 should be taken by the RRB itself.

[vi]        In regard to item No. 7 it is clarified that as per the extant directives there is provision to impart pre-training to SC/ST candidates for their promotion in safety categories only.

[vii]       So far as items No. 8 and 9 are concerned, it is clarified that in order to secure a place in the panel, it is mandatory for the candidates belonging to general category to obtain 60% in each category of the written examination and in grand total separately.

 

According to  the general relaxations given, candidates belonging to SC/ST should obtain 50% marks in each category in the written examination and in grand total separately for passing  this examination.

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Copy of CM/RRB/Bhopal’s letter No. RRB/Bhopal/Railway Board/87-C  addressed to the Railway Board.

 

Sub: Introduction of 20% LDCE  [GDCE] quota in the categories of OS-II in scale  Rs.5500-9000 and Personnel Inspector in scale Rs.6500-10500.

Ref: Your letter No. E[NG]I/2005/PM1/20 dated 17.06.2005.

***

          As per your letter  cited above, it was proposed to conduct the above selection by RRB.  Hence kindly arrange to provide directions  in regard to the following points so as to conduct the selection without any doubts so that transparency could be maintained:

 

[i]       Under 3[i], it is not clear that after how much of period of service rendered under a specific post & scale the candidate becomes eligible.  For example, the employees completing 07 years of service in the Jr. Clerk grade of Rs.3050-4590 [RS] only are eligible or not?

[ii]      What will be the age limit of the applicant along with the service period?

 

[iii]     Under 3[ii], 15% weightage on the basis of service records is determined by whom? Whether service has to be taken into account from the concerned Zonal Railways / Production Units in the form of information chart on the basis of Service Records and whether any evaluation Committee would recommend for this determination or whether chart is received directly?  Or whether evaluation is done by the Railway Recruitment Board? Kindly furnish the clear procedure and directions.

[iv]     Whether the question paper given under 3[iii] is objective type or narrative type? Whether Rajbhasha question is included or not as per the policy laid down for departmental examinations?

[v]      Under 3[iii] during the evaluation of the question paper, negative marking is done as per the policy of RRB or not?

[vi]     What is the procedure laid down for the preparation of the Question paper?

[vii]     Whether declaration of pre-training that is given to the employees of reserved categories regularly of Zonal Railways / Production Units should be taken by the RRB before the conduct of the examination.

 

[viii]    Under 3[iv] the tips related to securing less than 60% of average marks of general relaxation given to SC/ST employees may be described clearly.

[ix]     Under 3[ii], 60% marks should be secured separately by the employees at 85% and 15%  and securing 60% is compulsory out of the total marks.

 

Kindly furnish proper guidelines on the above items.

***

RBE No.55/2008                                                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2007 RN5-3  dated 16.4.2008      (RBE No.55 /2008)

 

Sub: Allotment of Railway accommodation at the place of posting to Railway employees on deputation to Rail Land Development

         Authority [RLDA] 

….

In accordance with the Para 11[2] of Rail Land Development Authority  [Pay & Allowance, terms & conditions of service of Members, Officers & other Railway employees] Rules, 2007, published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part II-Section-3-Sub-Section[i]  dated 04.01.07, Railway employees on deputation to the Rail Land Development Authority [RLDA] who do not have Railway accommodation shall be eligible to get Railway accommodation from the concerned Railway Administration at their place of posting.  As clarified  in the gazette notification, ibid, Railway Administration for this purpose shall be Railway Board, for posting at Delhi and concerned Division or Zonal Railway Head Quarter at other places.

 

The above provision of allotment would be valid only till Rail Land Development Authority [RLDA] completes the construction of its own quarters, which may be ascertained on yearly basis by the accommodation /quarter allotting authorities from RLDA directly.

 

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

***

RBE No.56/2008                                                                                                   

Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2003 RG6-35 dated 21.04.2008    (RBE No.56 /2008)

 

Sub: Communication of Government’s Displeasure to Retired Railway servants reg.  

….

Attention of the Railways is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 30.09.2003 on the above subject.  It was informed that the instructions contained in Board’s letters No. E[D&A]95 RG6-32 dated 28.6.96 and 2.2.98 authorising communication of Government’s Displeasure to the retired railway servants has been quashed by CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi, against which Writ Petition is being filed.  It was also advised that in these circumstances Government’s Displeasure, may not be communicated to the retired railway servants in terms of above instructions, till further orders.

 

2.         A Writ Petition had been filed against the aforesaid orders of Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi.  However, the same has since been withdrawn.  Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi’s aforesaid order has thereby attained finality.  Since the instructions dated 28.6.96 and 2.2.98 referred to in Para 1 of the above stand quashed , Government’s Displeasure should not be communicated to the retired railway servant.

Copy of Board’s Confidential letter No. E[D&A]2003/RG6-35 dated 30.09.2003

 

Sub: Communication of Government’s Displeasure to retired Railway servants..  

***

Attention is invited to Board’s letters No. E[D&A]95 RG6-32 dated 28.6.96 and 2.2.98 on the above subject.  In terms of these letters, ‘Government’s Displeasure’ can also be communicated to Railway servants who have retired from service.  A schedule of authorities who would be competent to communicate ‘Government’s Displeasure’ to retired railway servants was also issued.

 

Recently in a case, CAT/Principal Bench have quashed the above instructions.  Necessary action is being taken to file a Writ Petition against the order of the Hon’ble Tribunal and also to obtain a stay against the same.

In the meanwhile, ‘Government’s Displeasure’ may not  be communicated to any Railway servant in terms of instructions of 28.6.1996 and 2.2.1998 referred to above, till further orders.

 

***

RBE No.54/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2008/PS 5-6/8 dated 09.04.2008   (RBE No.54 /2008)

 

Sub:  Complimentary Card Passes issued to Defence Personnel recipients of Ashok Chakra – validity in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/ Jan Shatabdi Express trains. 

Ref: Railway Board’s letters No. E[W]96/PS5-6/22 dated 23.02.96 and 04.07.96, No. E[W]2002/PS5-6/99 dated 25.02.2003 and E[W]2004/PS5-6/55 dated 06.10.2004.

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Instructions were issued vide Railway Board’s letters dated 23.02.96 and 04.07.96 referred to above, for grant of First Class/2nd AC Complimentary Card Passes to Defence personnel recipients of Gallantry awards of Chakra Series and widows of posthumous Gallantry awardees of Chakra Series viz., Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra, Vir Chakra, Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shourya Chakra, alongwith a companion, available for travel from any Railway Station to any Railway Station on Indian Railways [except Metro Railway/Kolkata] by any train except Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express trains.  Subsequently, in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 25.02.2003, the Complimentary Card Passes issued to recipients and widows of posthumous awardees of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra were made valid for travel in AC 2 tier /AC 3 tier of Rajdhani Express and Chair Car [CC] of Shatabdi / Jan Shatabdi Express trains.  As a further decision, as conveyed under Board’s letter dated 6.10.2004, the facility of Complimentary Card Pass was extended to widows of the recipient of Gallantry award on the death of the awardees.

 

2.         Ministry of Railways have now decided to extend the facility of travel by Rajdhani / Shatabdi / Jan Shatabdi trains to recipients of Ashok Chakra, as is available to recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra.  Accordingly, Defence personnel recipients of Ashok Chakra, their widows and widows of posthumous awardees of Ashok Chakra, as stated above, shall henceforth be issued 1st Class /2nd AC Complimentary Card Pass valid for travel in 2nd AC /3rd AC of Rajdhani Express and Chair Car [CC] of Shatabdi / Jan Shatabdi Express trains, along with a companion in same class.  It has been accordingly decided that the Card Passes presently issued to Ashok Chakra awardees should be  withdrawn  and  they  may  now be issued Complimentary Card Pass meant for recipients of Param Vir Chakra, Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra [i.e. Orange Cover hard bound Card Pass with three Golden Stripes across the face of the Card Pass below the national emblem] with following stamped on the inside of the Card Pass:

“ Category – Ashok Chakra”.

 

3.        The existing Card pass being issued to Ashok Chakra awardees [ i.e. Card Pass common for Ashok Chakra/Kirti Chakra/Shourya Chakra] shall  now onwards be used only for recipients of Kirti Chakra and Shourya Chakra and  following should be stamped on inside of these passes for the time being till new set of Card Passes get printed:

“ Excluding  Ashok Chakra awardees”.

 

4.         Other conditions governing issue of Complimentary Card Passes to recipients of Gallantry awards shall remain same.

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

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RBE No.53/2008

  Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/9/6 dated 08.04.2008 (RBE No.53/2008)

 

Sub:    Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners/Family Pensioner – revised rates effective from 01.01.2008.

 

A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/2/2008-P&PW(G) dated 19.03.2008 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.  As stated in para 2 thereof, these orders will apply to Railway pensioners also.

 

  1. 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/PNI/Ex. Gr./3 dated 15.11.2006, para 4 of the DOP&PW’s O.M. enclosed herewith 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 1.4.1957 to 31.12.1985 and have been sanctioned enhanced slab-wise ex-gratia @ Rs.3000/-, Rs.1000/-, Rs.750/- and Rs.650/- per month respectively w.e.f. 1.11.2006, in lieu of uniform rate of Rs.600/- pm are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 47% with effect from 01.01.2008.

 

  1. A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memorandum with reference to corresponding Railway instruction is indicated 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 42/2/2007-P&PW(G) dtd. 18.09.2007 PC-V/97/I/9/6 dtd.15.10.2007 (RBE No.130/2007, S.No.PC-V/492)
2. 2 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dt.23.2.98 N.A.
3. 3 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dt.14.7.98

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

F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dt.18.8.98

F(E)III/96/PN1/9 dt.2.8.2000 RBE No.138/2K

4. 4 & 5 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dt.16.12.97 (i)                                  F(E)III/97/PN1/Ex.gratia/3 dt.31.12.97 (RBE No.194/97, S.No.PC-V/28)

(ii)                                F(E)III/97/PN1/Ex-gratia/5 dt.27.1.98 (RBE No.19/98, S.No.PC-V/38)

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

 

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

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Copy of O.M.No.42/2/2008 – P&PW(G)  dt.19.03.2008 issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

 

Subject: Grant of dearness relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 01.01.2008.

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.42/2/2007-P&PW(G) dated 18.09.2007 sanctioning the instalment of Dearness Relief (DR) admissible from 01.07.2007 and to say that the President is pleased to decide that DR shall be paid to the Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners to compensate them for the rise in cost of living at the rate of 47% w.e.f. 01.01.2008 in supersession of the rate mentioned in the OM dated 18.09.2007 referred to above.

 

  1. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service pensioners (iv)Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan, who are in receipt of adhoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs.1275/- pm in terms of this Department’s OM No.23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.02.1998.

 

  1. Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this department’s OM No.4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 47% w.e.f. 01.01.2008 on full pension i.e., the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98.  In this connection, instructions contained in this Dept.’s O.M.No.4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000 O.M. No.4/31/2000-P&PW(D) dated 16.01.2001 and O.M. No.4/79/2006-P&PW(D) dated 06.09.2007 refers.

 

4.          The surviving CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service between the      period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. with effect from 01.11.1997 under this Department’ O.M.No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 47%  w.e.f. 01.01.2008.

 

5.         The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment in terms of this department’s OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 will be paid @ 39% w.e.f. 01.01.2008.

 

(i)                  The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to  01.01.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 01.01.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.605/- p.m.

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

 

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

 

  1. 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 O.M.No.45/73/97-P&PW(G) dated 02.07.1999.  The provisions relating to regulation of DR where pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension will remain unchanged.

 

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

 

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

 

  1. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioner etc. on the basis of above instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No.528-TA, II/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.

 

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

 

  1. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No.1(4)/EV/2004 dated 19.03.2008.

 

 

RBE No.57/2008                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[D&A]2008 RG6-11 dated 21.4.2008    (RBE No.57 /2008)

 

Sub: Penalty of reduction to a lower time scale of pay, grade, post or service-imposition on permanent basis reg.  

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A copy of Department of Personnel and Training’s O.M. No. 11012/2/2005-Estt.[A] dated 14.5.2007 on the above subject is sent herewith.  The contents of the O.M. may please be brought to the notice of all concerned on your Railway for their information and guidance.  Provisions of MHA’s O.M.s of 10.10.62 and 07.06.64 mentioned in Para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.5.2007 have been issued on the Railways under Board’s letter No. E[D&A]62 RG6-46 dated 30.07.64 [copy enclosed].  Though Clause [vi] of Rule 11 of the CCS [CCA] Rules, 1965 pertaining to the penalty of reduction to lower grade/ post brought out in Para 1 of O.M. dated 14.5.2007 is slightly differently worded compared to the provisions in Clause [vi] of Rule 6 of RS[D&A] Rules, 1968, there is no material difference between these rules in respect of the said penalty.

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Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions [Department of Personnel and Training]’s O.M. No. 11012/2/2005-Estt.[A] dated 14.5.2007.

 

Sub: Imposition of penalty of reduction to a lower time scale of pay, grade, post or service.

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Attention of the Ministries/Departments is invited to the provisions of rule 11 of the Central Civil Services [Classification, Control and Appeal] Rules, 1965.  Clause [vi] thereof provides for the imposition on a Government servant of a penalty of reduction to lower time scale of pay, grade, post or Service which shall ordinarily be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant to the time scale of pay, grade, post or Service from which he was reduced with or without further directions regarding conditions of restoration to the grade or post or service from which the Government servant was reduced, and his seniority and pay on such restoration to that grade , post or Service.

2.         The Staff side of the National Council [JCM] has made a request that the penalty of reduction to lower time scale of pay in the said clause [vi] should not be imposed on the Charged Officer  on a permanent basis on the ground that it is harsh and does not allow the employee to be promoted to the next grade even if he improves his working  and the Competent Authority later finds him fit for promotion.  The Staff Side has suggested that the penalty in question should be for a specified time-period with clear directions regarding restoration to the higher grade.

3.         The existing rule position is that the imposition of the penalty of reduction to a lower grade, post or service is normally a bar to the promotion to a higher grade, post or service [from which he was reduced] unless the conditions of restoration are specified.  It is open to the Disciplinary Authority to prescribe the conditions of restoration to the higher grade in deserving cases.

4.         The minor penalties and major penalties in rule 11 of the CCS [CCA] Rules, 1965 have been graded in order of the severity to be awarded  to a charged Government servant in proportion to the gravity of misconduct/negligence which has given rise to the charge-sheet.  While the major penalties of compulsory retirement, removal from service and dismissal from service have been included as clauses [vii], [viii] and [ix] of the said rule 11, the penalty of reduction to a lower time scale of pay, grade, post or Service has been incorporated therein as clause [vi].  This clause also provides that while imposing this penalty, the Disciplinary Authority or the Appellate /Revision Authority is also required to indicate in the penalty order whether or not the individual charged Government servant would be eligible for restoration to the grade/post or Service from which he was reduced and his seniority and pay on such restoration and the conditions for such restoration.  It will, therefore, be seen that the penalty has been provided to be awarded to an individual who may not be sent out of Government service [through dismissal/removal etc.] but who needs to be given a very severe penalty in view of the gravity of his misconduct.

5.         Attention in this connection is also invited to the Government of India, MHA O.M. No. 9/13/92-Estt. [D] dated 10.10.1962 and No. 9/30/63-Estt. [D] dated 07.02.1964 [copies enclosed] which stipulates that an order imposing the penalty of reduction to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale should invariably specify the period of reduction unless the clear intention is that the reduction should be permanent or for an indefinite period.  These instructions also indicate the manner in which the order should be framed when the reduction is for specified period or indefinite period.  In case the intention of the Competent Authority is to award the penalty of reduction on permanent basis, the same may be specifically stated in the order so that the intention is conveyed to the Government servant in unambiguous terms and he is afforded full opportunity for submission of his appeal as provided in the rules.

6.         Ministries/Departments are requested to please bring the above to the notice of all concerned for information and necessary action.

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  Board’s letter No. E[D&A]62RG6-46  dated 30.07.1964

 

Sub: Fixation of seniority of a Railway servant reduced to a lower post/grade/service for a specified period as a measure of penalty and subsequently re-promoted to higher post after the expiry of the period of punishment.

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Attention is invited to Rule 1707[1] [iv] – R.I. which provides for the imposition of the penalty of:

 

[1]        Reduction to a lower stage in a time scale

Or

            [2]        Reduction to a lower service, grade or post, or to a lower time-scale.

2.         As regards item [1] above, Rule 2025[1] -R.II and Note [1] under Rule 1715-R.I. provide  that if a Railway servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower stage in his time-scale, the authority ordering such reduction shall state the period for which it shall be effective and whether on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone his future increments and, if so, to what extent.  In such cases, the seniority  of the person concerned shall remain unaffected.

 

  1. As regards item [2] above, Rule 2025[2]-R.II and Note [2] below Rule 1715-R.II provide that if a Railway servant is reduced as a measure of penalty to a lower service grade or post or a lower time-scale, the Disciplinary Authority ordering the reduction may or may not specify the period for which the reduction shall be effective but where the period is specified, that authority shall also state whether, on restoration, the period of reduction shall operate to postpone future increments and, if so, to what extent.  The scope of Rule 2025 [2]-R.II has been clarified in Board’s letters No. F[E]60-FR-1/4[I] & [II] dated 27.10.1960 and F[E]61-FR1/2 dated 10.07.1961.

 

4.         The Board have now decided that the penalty of reduction to a lower service, grade or post, or to a lower time-scale should invariably be imposed for a specified period unless it is considered necessary that the period of reduction should be for an indefinite period.  Where the order imposing such penalty does not specify the period of reduction and there is coupled with it an order declaring the Railway servant permanently unfit for promotion, the question of re-promotion will, obviously, not arise.  In other cases where  the period of reduction is not specified, the Railway servant should be deemed to be reduced for an indefinite period, i.e. till such date as, on the basis of his performance subsequent to the order of reduction, he may be considered fit for promotion.  On re-promotion, the seniority of such a Railway servant should be determined by the date of re-promotion.  In all such cases, the person loses his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post in entirety.  On re-promotion, the seniority of such a Railway servant should be determined by the date of re-promotion without regard to the service rendered by him in such service, grade or post prior to his reduction.

 

In cases where the penalty of reduction to a lower service, grade or post or lower time-scale is for a specified period, on expiry of the specified period, the employee concerned should be re-promoted automatically to the post from which he was reduced.  The seniority in the original service, grade or post or time-scale, should be fixed in such cases as follows:

 

[a]        In cases where the reduction is not to operate to postpone future increments, the seniority of the Railway servant should be fixed in the higher service, grade or post or the higher time-scale at what it would have been but for his reduction.

 

[b]        Where the reduction is to operate to postpone future increments, the seniority of the Railway servant should be fixed by giving credit for the period of service rendered by him in the higher service, grade or post or higher time-scale prior to his reduction.

 

5.         An order imposing the penalty of reduction to a lower service, grade or post or to a lower time-scale should, inter alia, invariably specify –

 

[i]         the period of reduction, unless the clear intention is that the reduction should be permanent or for an indefinite period; and

[ii]         where the period of reduction is specified, whether on re-promotion, the Railway servant will regain his original seniority in the higher service, grade or post or higher time-scale which had been assigned to him prior to the imposition of the penalty.

 

If the order of reduction is intended for an indefinite period, the order should be framed on the following lines:

 

“ A is reduced to the lower post/grade/service of X until he is found fit by the competent authority to be restored to the higher post/grade/service of Y.”

 

In cases where it is intended that the fitness of the Railway servant for re-promotion or restoration to his original position will be considered only after a specified period, the order should be made on the following lines:

 

“A is reduced to the lower post/grade/service of X until he is found fit, after a period of __________years from the date of this order, to be restored to the higher post of  Y.”

 

6.         These instructions will have effect from the date of issue of this letter.  Cases dealt with previously in accordance with the practice in vogue on Railways need not be re-opened.

 

 

RBE No.58/2008                                                                            

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2008 FE1/1 dated 21.04.2008  (RBE No.58 /2008)

 

Sub:  Recommendation No. 67 of the Railway Accident Enquiry Committee, 1978 [Sikri Committee] – 90% reimbursement of membership fee in respect of recognized professional Institutions/Societies.

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A list of Institutions/Societies for which 90% reimbursement of membership/ subscription fees is permitted, was circulated vide Board’s letter No. E[G]83 FEI-4 dated 29.04.88. At S.No. 6 of the list of International Institutions [Annexure-B] of the said letter, appears the name of ‘The Institution of Electrical Engineers’, Savoy Place, London. From 31.03.06, the name of the ‘Institution of Electrical Engineers’ has changed to  ‘The Institution of Engineering & Technology,’ while all the contact details, remain the same.

 

Accordingly, it has been decided that the name of the institution at S.No.6 of the list of International Institutions [Annexure-B] of the letter No. E[G]83 FEI-4 dated 29.04.88 may be read as ‘The  Institution of Engineering & Technology,’ Savoy Place, London, WC 2R OLB, Tele No. [01] 240 1871.  The benefit of 90% reimbursement of membership/subscription fees is permitted to the said ‘The  Institution of Engineering & Technology,’ from 31.03.06 onwards.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.59/2008

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2008/Policy/1[SCL/Duty]  dated 22.04.2008  (RBE No.59/2008)

 

Sub:  Treating  the period of participation in sporting events of National or international importance and pre-participating Coaching Camp as “On Duty”.

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Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided that in the case of Railway employees, who are selected to participate in sporting events of National or International importance; the period of actual days on which they participate in the event, as also the time spent in traveling to and from, such tournaments / meets shall be treated as on duty.

Further, if any pre-participating Coaching Camp is held in connection with the above mentioned events and the Railway Servant is required to attend the same, this period may also be treated as on duty.  This facility may also be extended to Managers/ Coaches/ Masseurs/ Doctors as may be approved or required by the Federations under rules, to Administer/ Coach/Manage the teams participating in sports events of National/International importance.

However, players/officials nominated by the Federations for participation in the sporting events of National/International importance and pre-participating Coaching Camp, shall be spared only on the advice of Railway Sports Promotion Board.

These instructions issue with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

 

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2008/RR-3/1 dated 07.05.08  .

 

Sub:  Appointment of License Porters to the Post of Gangman

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Various Zonal Railways have pointed out that a large number of License Porters who are being considered for appointment as Gangmen are unable to fulfill the condition of “read and write” as stipulated in para [ii] of Board’s letter of even number dated 01.04.2008.

2.         The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that the licensed porters who are unable to “read and write” may be empanelled and appointed provisionally subject to the condition that they would acquire the requisite literacy / ability to “read and write” within a period of two months from the date of appointment.

3.         It is also clarified that the candidates may be placed in the panel according to their date of birth.

 

 

RBE No. 63/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2008 QR1-1  dated  02.05.2008  (RBE No. 63/2008)

 

Sub:  Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers / staff posted to EC, NW, SW & WC Railways.

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In terms of Board’s letter No. E[G]2007 QR1-5 dated 08.08.07, Railway officers/ staff, on their posting to South Western, East Central, North Western & West Central Railways were permitted retention of Railway quarters at their previous place of posting upto 30.11.07, 31.12.07, 31.08.07 and 31.12.07, respectively, on payment of normal license fee.

 

On requests made by these New Zones, Railway Board have further reviewed the matter and have decided that the facility of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of the Officers/Staff posted to New Zones of South Western, East Central, North Western & West Central Railways may be uniformly extended upto 31.03.08.  Retention of accommodation beyond March, 2008 as is permitted  under normal rules of transfer shall also be admissible.  No further extension beyond March, 2008 will be permitted.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 19/2008

  Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/26 dated 04.02.2008 [RBE No. 19/2008]

 

Sub: Selection for Promotion to Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Law Officer in scale Rs.7500-12000.

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In continuation of Board’s letter of even number dated 18.05.2007 [RBE No. 78/2007],  it has been decided by the Board that the normal vacancies for Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Law Officer in scale Rs.7500-12000 i.e. excluding those Group ‘B’ posts which were upgraded vide Board’s letter No. 2003 E[GC] 12-14Pt.I[06] dated 09.03.2006, may continue to be filled as per the extant Recruitment Rules notified in 1992.  Hence, Chief Law Assistants in scale Rs.7450-11500 [revised scale] with 3 years of regular service in the grade may be considered for promotion as Assistant Law Officer, pending a decision on further upgradation of posts of Chief Law Assistants to Group ‘B’.

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  Bd’s letter No.E[GP]2005/2/26 Dated 18-05-2007 (RBE No. 78 /07)

 

Sub:  Selection for Promotion to Group ‘B’ post of Law Officer in scale Rs.7500-12000.

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            Please refer to Board’s letter No. 2003 E[GC]12-14 Pt.I [06] dt. 09.03.2006 regarding restructuring of the Gazetted cadre of the legal department of the new Zones and Divisions, in terms of which 11 posts  of Chief Law Assistants [Scale Rs.7450-11500] have been upgraded to Group ‘B’ posts as Law Officer [scale Rs.7500-12000].

 

2.0       In this context, it has been decided by the Board that the upgraded Group ‘B’ post of Law Officer may be filled by the senior most Chief Law Assistant in Scale Rs.7450-11500 subject to the candidate being found fit for promotion to Group ‘B’, through a screening process consisting of written examination and viva voce [including assessment of record of service] with the same qualifying marks as prescribed for Group ‘B’ selections.

 

3.0       It is further clarified that the above procedure is to be followed for filling up only those Group ‘B’ posts of Law officer that have been upgraded in terms of Board’s letter dated 9.3.2006 referred to in para 1 above and not for the normal vacancies in the Group ‘B’ posts, for which separate instructions may be awaited.

 

 

RBE No.65/2008                                                                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2006 PS 5-1/28 dated 08.05.2008 (RBE No.65 /2008)

 

Sub:  Qualifying service for issue of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes.

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Pursuant to the announcement made by the Hon’ble M.R. during presentation of Railway Budget 2007-2008, instructions were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 18.04.2007 for taking into account a weightage equivalent to half of their previous non-railway service rendered in Central Government, by Ex-servicemen and Central Government employees recruited in the Railways, for determining their eligibility for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes on the basis of length of service in the Railways under the Pass Rules.

 

2.         With reference to the above  instructions, certain issues  have been raised by some of the Zonal Railways.  The issues raised have been considered by the Board and it is clarified as under:-

 

[i]         The decision to count half of the previous Central Government service is for the  purpose of making  good the shortfall in the minimum required Railway service of the lateral entrants to Railway service, in order that they become eligible for Post  Retirement Complimentary Passes.  In such cases, the number of Post  Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be as admissible on completion of 20 years of railway service only.  In other words, this benefit will not make the retired employees eligible for higher number of passes.

[ii]        The decision to count half of past service of Ex-servicemen and Central Government employees along with railway service, for determining their eligibility for Post  Retirement Complimentary Passes, has been taken on the ground that their past service is also counted for pensionary benefits .  There is no provision in the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] to determine whether the past non-Railway service can be counted along with railway service or not.  Since such a provision exists only in Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993, the benefit envisaged in Board’s letter dated 18-4-2007 shall accrue only to those employees whose past service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits.

[iii]      The benefit of counting half of the previous Central Government service, as laid down in Board’s letter dated 18.04.2007, shall also be available to all those, who had retired  prior to 18.04.2007.

 

3.         Further to the instructions dated 18.04.2007 under reference, it has now been decided by the Ministry of Railways that the benefit of counting half of previous Government Service for determining the eligibility for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall also be available to all the retired railway servants where previous non-railway service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits.

 

4.         It has therefore been decided that  provision contained in [xi] below Column No.3 in Schedule-IV [Post Retirement Complimentary Pass] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] which have earlier been amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 53 in terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 18.04.2007 may further be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 56.

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 56 to the  Railway Servants
[Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993

 

Item No. [xi] below Column No. 3 in Schedule IV [Post Retirement Complimentary Pass] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be substituted as under:

[xi]  Period of service rendered by employees in non-railway departments or establishments prior to joining railway service will not count except where such non-railway service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits.  In respect of Railway Servants whose past non-railway service has been counted along with railway service for pensionary benefits, a weightage  equivalent to half of such non-railway service will be taken into account for the purpose of making good the shortfall in the minimum required 20 years of railway service in order that they become eligible for Post Retirement Complimentary Passes and in such cases the number of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes shall be as admissible on completion of minimum required twenty [20 ] years of Railway service only.

[Authority: Board’s letter No.E[W]2006 PS 5-1/28 dated 08.05.2008]

 

 

RBE No. 39/2008 

Board’s letter No. E[GP]2003/2/22 dated 13.03.2008 [RBE No. 39/2008]

 

Sub: Upgradation of 80% of Group ‘B’ posts of all major departments – Procedure for allotment of the higher scale.

….

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No E[GP]98/2/82 dated 09.12.98 [RBE No. 278/98] and Board’s letter of even number dated 16.06.2003 [RBE No. 93/2003],  wherein the procedure for allotment of the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs. 8000-13500 in Accounts department and other major departments respectively was advised.  In terms of these instructions, Group ‘B’ officers with a minimum of three years regular service in scale Rs.7500-12000 are eligible to be considered for placement in the higher scale of     Rs.8000-13500.

 

2.         The question of eligibility of a senior employee who has not completed 3 years regular service in scale Rs.7500-12000 with his junior having already completed 3 years and being considered for placement in the higher scale has been examined by the Board.  It has been decided by the Board that for consideration of officers for placement in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500, the senior Group ‘B’ officer should be deemed to have rendered the service put in by his immediate junior, and if that happens to be        3 years or more, he should be considered for placement in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500.

3.         This decision takes effect from the date of issue of the instructions.

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Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[GP]98/2/82 Dated 09-12-1998 (RBE No. 278 /98)

 

Sub:  Upgradation of 80% of posts of Assistant Accounts Officers – Group ‘B’  – Procedure for allotment of the higher scale. 

***

            Revised pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 has been allotted to 80% of the Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Accounts Officers vide Notifications No. PC-V/97/1/EC/1 [Pt.1] dated 05.02.1998 and 09.02.1998.  The Board have now decided that the following procedure should be adopted for placement of the officers in the higher scale.

 

2.         Procedure for the placement in higher scale

 

2.1       AAOs with minimum of three years regular service in scale Rs.7500-12000, including that in the corresponding pre-revised scales, will be eligible for consideration for placement in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500.

 

2.2       The Group ‘B’ Officers who are officiating in Senior Scale, after having been found suitable by the Committee of HODs as per extant procedure, will be straightaway placed in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500.

 

2.3       Placement in the remaining posts, if any, which have been allotted the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500 will be made by adopting the principle of seniority-cum-fitness in the following manner:

 

2.3.1        All the Group ‘B’ Officers who fulfill the minimum eligibility condition of 3 years regular service, excluding the officers who are straightaway placed in the higher scale as per para 2.2 above, will be considered for placement in the higher scale by a Committee of HODs.

 

2.3.2        The General Manager will  constitute the Committee for the purpose  which will consist of FA&CAO, CPO and one other HOD.  If none of the members of the Committee belong to SC/ST, an officer belonging to SC/ST, not below JAG, may be co-opted as member of the Committee.

 

2.3.3        The same procedure for assessment of suitability, as has been prescribed for adhoc  promotion of Group ‘B’ officers to Senior Scale, will be adopted by the Committee for placement in the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500, i.e. the Committee may assess the fitness of the officer based on his performance as reflected in his Confidential Reports for the preceding 5 years period.  The Committee should categorise the officers as ‘Fit’ or ‘Not yet Fit’ on the basis of overall assessment from the Reports and not merely on the basis of grading/ fitness assigned in the Reports.  Those categorized as ‘Fit’ should be placed in the higher scale of pay in the order of their seniority, upto the number of posts in the higher scale which are required to be filled.

 

2.3.4        The recommendations of the Committee will be submitted to the General Manager for approval and placement  in the higher scale will be ordered accordingly.

 

2.4      The placement in scale Rs.8000-13500. as per paras 2.2 and 2.3 above, will be effective from 1.1.1996 as specified in the amendment to the RS[RP] Rules, 1997, vide Notification dated 5.2.1998 mentioned above.

 

2.5      The designation of Group ‘B’ Officers placed in Scale 7500-12000 will be Assistant Accounts Officers and of those in scale Rs.8000-13500 will be Accounts Officers.

 

3.         Fixation of pay in the higher scale

 

3.1       The pay of the Accounts Officers placed in Scale Rs.8000-13500 may be fixed in the higher scale w.e.f. 1.1.1996 applying principles of FR22[C] [Rule 1316 of R-II].

3.2               For those who are officiating in Senior Scale with Grade pay, the pay may be refixed in scale Rs.3000-4500 /Rs.10000-15200, after first fixing the pay in Scale 8000-13500.

3.3            Once the Accounts Officers who are placed in the higher scale are absorbed in the Group A / Junior Scale of IRAS [ the scale of pay of which is also Rs.8000-13500], refixation of pay in Senior Scale, if already officiating therein, may not be done.

 

4.         Seniority for purposes of absorption in Group A / Junior Scale and adhoc promotion to Senior Scale.

 

4.1              The Accounts Officers even after their placement in Scale Rs.8000-13500 will be classified as Group B only.

 

4.2              For the purpose of promotion to Group A / Junior Scale of IRAS, the placement of officers in the higher scale of Rs.8000-13500 may not be given any weightage, as is in the case of Group B officers who are placed in the Senior Scale of Rs.10,000-15200 on adhoc basis.  All the Group B Officers whether in Scale Rs.7500-12000 or in scale Rs.8000-13500 may be arranged in the order of their original seniority in Group B for the purpose of consideration for promotion  to Group A / Junior Scale of IRAS or for promotion on adhoc basis to Senior Scale.  Similarly, the eligibility condition should remain as minimum 3 years non-fortuitous service in Group B irrespective of whether the officer is in scale Rs.7500-12000 or in scale Rs.8000-13500. This will be in tune with the declaration in the Explanatory Memorandum to the RS[RP] Amendment Rules, 1997 which states that the retrospective effect [from 1.1.1996] being given to these rules will not affect  adversely any employee to whom these rules apply.  In case seniority is to be redrawn on the basis of placement in the higher scale of pay w.e.f. 1.1.1996 it may adversely affect the officers who are already promoted to Group A/Junior scale of IRAS or who are already officiating in Senior Scale on adhoc basis.

 

5.         Necessary action may accordingly be taken urgently.

 

SERIAL CIRCULAR NO. 67 /2008

No.P(R)/535/VI  Date:23 -05–2008

 

            Copy of Board’s letter No. E[GP]2003/2/22 dated 01.05.2008  is published  for information, guidance  and necessary action.  Board’s letters  dated 25.04.03, 16.06.03 and 12.07.07   quoted therein were circulated  as SC Nos.100/03, 118/03 and 106/07, respectively.

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[GP]2003/2/22 dated 01.05.2008 [RBE No. 62/2008]

 

Sub: Upgradation of 80% of Group ‘B’ posts of all major     departments- Procedure for allotment of the higher scale.

***

In terms of Ministry of Railways Notification  No. PC-V/97/1/EC/1 dated 9.2.98 and 25.4.03, the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 has been allotted to 80% of Group ‘B’ officers on roll.  Attention is also invited to Board’s letter No. E[GP]98/2/82 dated 09.12.98 [RBE No. 278/98] and Board’s letter of even number dated 16.6.2003 [RBE No. 93/2003], outlining the procedure for allotment of the higher Group ‘B’ scale of Rs.8000-13500.  Further, instructions have been issued under Board’s letter No. PC-V/97/1/EC/1 dated 12.07.2007, that if, after an assessment of the number of posts to be operated in the higher scale is done on 1st January and 1st July, there is a shortfall in the number of eligible officers for placement in the higher grade and if some officers become eligible during the 6 months period, then, to the extent of shortfall, such officers can be placed in the higher grade from the date they become eligible.

 

2.         The question of forming an extended panel of officers to be placed in the higher grade, in lieu of officers who would be retiring during the intervening period between the two reviews done on 1st January / 1st July, has been considered by the Board.  It has been decided that while preparing a panel of officers to be placed in the higher Group ‘B’ scale on 1st January / 1st July, every year, an extended panel may also be prepared in lieu of officers in the higher Group ‘B’ grade who would be retiring during the 6 months period between the reviews.  The extended panel will be operated as and when the officers retire and the benefit should be granted from such dates only.

 

3.         In this context, the following  aspects may be kept in view:

 

[i]         The assessment of the number of posts to be operated in the higher scale will continue to be based on the Group ‘B’ officers on roll as on 1st January / 1st July only i.e. there will be no change in the number of posts to be operated in the higher grade during the intervening period between the two reviews.

 

[ii]         The assessment and  selection of officers to be placed in the higher grade should be completed before 1st January /1st July every year.

 

This decision takes effect from the date of issue of the instructions.

RBE No.60/2008

  Board’s letter No. E(LL)2008/AT/IEM/1 Dt.25.04.08 (RBE No.60)

Sub: Amendments to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946

* * *

A copy of the Notification No.GSR No. 655(E) dated 10.10.2007 and Corrigendum Notification No. GSR 708 (E) dated 13.11.2007 issued by Ministry of Labour and Employment carrying out amendments to the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946 is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

Copy of Ministry of Labour and Employment’s Notification No S- 13025/13/2003­IR(PL) dated 17.01.2008

 

Sub:    Publication of Notification in Part II Section 3, sub-section (i) of The Gazette of India, Extra Ordinary dated 10.10.2007 to amend the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946.

* * *

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Notification GSR No.655(E) dated 10.10.2007 and corrigendum Notification No. GSR 708(E) dated 13.11.2007 (Both in English and Hindi versions) containing the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2007

G.S.R. 655(E):– Whereas, certain draft rules further to amend the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946 were published as required by Sub­section (1) of Section 15 of the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Act, 1946 (20 of 1946) in the Gazette of India, in Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (i), dated the 30th September, 2004, at Pages 1-5 vide the notification of the Ministry of Labour and Employment No.G.S.R.651(E) for inviting objections and suggestions from all persons likely to be affected thereby on or before the expiry of a period of forty-five days from the date of publication of the said notification in the Official Gazette;

And, whereas, copies of the said Gazette was made available to the public on the 30th September, 2004.

And, whereas, the objections and suggestions received from the public on the said draft have been duly considered;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 15 read with clauses (a) and (b) of sub-section (2) of the said Section of the Industrial Employment (Standing Order) Act, 1946 (20 of 1946), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946, namely:-

 

1.  (1)   These rules may be called the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders)      Central (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

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

Gazette.

2.         In the Schedule to the Industrial Employment(Standing Orders) Act, 1946, in item

1, for the words “badlis or fixed term employment”, the word “badlis” shall be substituted.

3.         In the Industrial Employment (Standing Orders) Central Rules, 1946, —–

(a) in rule 5, item (4A) shall be omitted; (b) in Schedule 1, —

(i)         in paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (a), item (3A) shall be omitted;

(ii)        in paragraph 2, sub-paragraph (h) shall be omitted;

(iii)       in paragraph 13, for sub-paragraph (2), the following sub-

paragraph shall be substituted, namely —-

“(2) No temporary workman, whether monthly-rated, weekly rated or piece rated and no probationer or badli shall be entitled to any notice or pay in lieu thereof, in his services are terminated :

Provided that no temporary workman shall be terminated by way of punishment unless he has been given an opportunity of explaining the charges of misconduct, alleged against him in the manner prescribed in paragraph 14.”

(c) in Schedule IA :-

(i)   in paragraph 3, in sub-paragraph (a), item (iii A) shall be omitted;

(ii)   in paragraph 3, sub-paragraph (h) shall be omitted;

(iii) in paragraph 13, for sub-paragraph (b), the following sub-paragraph shall

be substituted, namely:–

“(b) Subject to the provisions of the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947, (14 of 1947), no notice of termination of employment shall be necessary in the case of temporary and badli workmen:

Provided that a temporary workman, who has completed three months continuous service, shall be given two weeks notice of the intention to terminate his employment if such termination is not in accordance with the terms of the contract of his employment:

Provided further that when the services of a temporary workman, who has not completed three month’s continuous service, are terminated before the completion of the term of employment given to him, he shall be informed of the reasons for termination in writing and when the services of a badli workman are terminated before the return to work of the permanent incumbent or the expiry of his (badli’s) term of employment, he shall be informed of the reasons for such termination in writing”.

(F.No.S-11025/13/2003-IR(PL) S. Krishnan, Addl. Secy.

Note: ‘The Principal rules were published in the Gazette of India vide notification number I.R. 11(37), dated the 18th December, 1946 and subsequently amended by

 

(i) No.G.S.R. 208 dated 31.01.1954 (vii) No.G.S.R. 1573 dated 10.10.1967
(ii) No.G.S.R. 556 dated 24.02.956 (viii) No.G.S.R. 1732 dated 12.05.1967
(iii) No.G.S.R. 557 dated 30.04.1959 (ix) No.G.S.R. 824 dated 30.06.1975

 

 

(iv) No.G.S.R. 655 dated 3.06.1960 (x) No.G.S.R. 30E dated 17.01.1983
(v) No.G.S.R. 1166 dated 28.06.1963 (xi) No.G.S.R. 386 dated 05.11.1999
(vi) No.G.S.R. 1123  dt.18.07.1967 (xii) No.G.S.R. 936(E) dated 10.12.2003

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT CORRIGENDUM

New Delhi, the 13th November, 2007

G.S.R. 708(E).—– In partial modification of this Ministry’s Notification No.G.S.R.655(E) published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary on 10th October, 2007. The following corrigendum is being issued:-

(i) In clause 3(b) (2) at page 3″,” may be read after the word “piece rated” in line three.

(ii)        Similarly in clause 3 (b) (2) at page 3 in the fifth line the words “in” may be

read as “if’ after the word “thereof’.

(iii)       Lastly at the end of the Notification in “Note” at Sl.No.(ii) the year may be

read as “1956” instead of”956″.

Sd/-

S. KRISHNAN, Addl. Secy.

 

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2008/RR-3/1 dated 29.04.2008

 

Sub:  Appointment of licensed porters to the post of Gangman.

….

One of the zonal railways have sought clarification whether Physical Efficiency Test (PET) as prescribed for recruitment of Group ‘D’ post from the open market or any other Physical Test is required for appointment of Licence Porters to the post of Gangman.

 

The above doubt has arisen because of the fact that stipulation has been made in para (vi) of Board’s letter of even number dated 01/04/2008 inter-alia mentioning that the Screening Committee would adjudge the candidates as per appointment criteria including read & write.

 

The matter has been considered by the Board and it is clarified that there is no need to conduct Physical Efficiency Test for appointment of Licence Porters to the post of Gangman.

 

 

RBE No. 64/2008                                                                                                                          

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2005/3/28 dated 06.05.2008  (RBE No. 64/2008)

 

Sub:  Yoga Training in Railway Training Centres – Honorarium to Instructors.

….

Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 06.03.07 [RBE No. 31/2007] on the above subject.

2.         The words “@ Rs.75/- per hour per day per instructor” appearing in the 3rd and 4th lines of the above referred letter should be corrected to read as “@ Rs.75/- per hour per instructor”.

3.         All other terms and conditions will, however, remain the same.

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

].

 

RBE No. 61/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/8 dated 30.04.08   (RBE No. 61/2008)

 

CORRIGENDUM

 

Sub:  Training period of Skilled Artisans

….

Reference Board’s letter of even number dated 11.03.08 [RBE No. 34/2008] on the above subject.

 

2.         Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2008 as mentioned in para 4 of the above referred letter was not enclosed inadvertently.

 

3.         A copy of Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2008 to the Manual on Management of Training [1998 Edition] is enclosed for incorporating the same in the Board’s letter referred above.

*****

 

Manual on Management of Training [ June 1998 ]

Advance Correction Slip No. 1/2008

Item No. VII of Appendix II of the Manual on Management of Training [Edition 1998] may be replaced as under:

i]

Course Completed Act Apprentices trained in Railway Establishments

Nil

ii]

Course Completed Act Apprentices trained in non-Railway Establishments

6 months

iii]

Diploma Holders

6 months

iv]

ITI passed candidates

6 months

v]

Matriculate or any non-technical higher qualification

 3 years

vi]

Degree holders in their relevant field

6 months

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[MPP]2004/3/8 dt. 30.04.2008]

 

Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2007/RT-1 dated 26.05.2008   .

 

Sub: Voluntary retirement of railway employees –withdrawal of request for voluntary retirement within notice period – clarification regarding.

 

Ref:  Railway Board’s letter No. [i] E[P&A]I-2000/RT-9 dated 05.11.2001 [ii] E[P&A}I-77/RT-46 dated 09.11.1977

….

It has come to the notice that the instructions regarding consideration of the request for voluntary retirement or withdrawal of notice for voluntary retirement envisaged in Board’s above referred letters are not being followed scrupulously by certain Railways resulting in invitation of un-necessary court cases.

 

2.         It is reiterated that the Railways should consider such requests in a reasonable and rational manner and refuse only if there are valid reasons for doing so which should also be recorded and conveyed to the concerned employee within the stipulated time.

 

3.         A copy of judgement dt. 30.11.2002 in a similar case passed by the Hon’ble CAT/ Jabalpur in O.A. No. 21/05 filed by Shri Ramayan Ram, Master Craftsman, W.C. Railway Vs. U.O.I.  is enclosed herewith for perusal.  All the railways are advised to bring the above contents and the observations of the Hon’ble CAT to the notice of their respective Divisions as well.

 

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CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNAL, JABALPUR BENCH

O.A. No. 21/05

Jabalpur, this the 30th day of November, 2006.

CORAM

Hon’ble Dr. G.C. Srivastava, Vice Chairman

Hon’ble Mr. A.K. Gaur, Judicial Member

Ramayan Ram

Son of late Shri Sakhi Chand Ram

Master Craftsman, Electrical Loco Shed, Nai Katni

Junction, Katni

R/o Bajrang Colony, Katni.                                                 Applicant

[By advocate Shri Manish Soni]

Versus

  1. Union of India through

The Secretary

Ministry of Railways

New Delhi.

  1. Divisional Railway Manager

West Central Railway

Jabalpur

  1. Sr. Divisional Electrical Engineer

[TRS] Electrical Loco Shed

New Katni Junction

Katni                                                                      Respondents.

[By advocate Shri S.P. Sinha]

ORDER

By Dr. G.C. Srivastava, Vice Chairman

1.         This Original Application has been filed against the rejection of the applicant’s request seeking withdrawal of his application for voluntary retirement.  The request has been rejected vide order dated 30.06.04 [A-1] without assigning any reasons.  Accordingly the applicant has sought for the following reliefs.

 

[i]        Set aside the impugned order dated 30.06.04 [A-1] passed by the respondent No. 2.

[ii]         Direct the respondents to take back the applicant in service immediately with all consequential benefits with retrospective effect.

 

2.         Heard the learned counsel appearing for the parties.

 

3.         It is an admitted fact that the applicant sought voluntary retirement through his application dated 29.03.2004 [A-2] on the ground that he was physically unwell and had some family problems.  It is also a fact that the applicant submitted another application on 14.06.2004 [A-3] seeking withdrawal of the earlier application on the ground that he was facing economic hardship.

4.         Learned counsel for the respondents drew our attention to the instructions issued vide R.B.E. No. 212/2001 laying down the guidelines about voluntary retirement of Railway employees  [R-3].  As per these guidelines, the following procedure is to be followed while considering requests for withdrawal of notices for voluntary retirement.

  1. An employee who wishes to withdraw his/her notice for voluntary retirement, before expiry of the prescribed three month period, should indicate clearly in his/her request the circumstances/reasons for withdrawing the same.

ii           Such an application may be made by the concerned employee, even after the competent authority has accepted his/her request for voluntary retirement, provided it is submitted before expiry of the three month period.

 

iii          The competent authority should consider the request for withdrawal of the notice for voluntary retirement in a reasonable and rational manner and refuse such a request only if there are valid reasons for doing so, which should be recorded by way of a speaking order.

 

Although the learned counsel for the respondents has stated the reasons as contained in Annexure R-2 for rejecting the request, we find that these grounds were not communicated to the applicant and also on perusal of the grounds which were allegedly communicated by the Senior Divisional Electrical Engineer vide Annexure R-2, these are not sustainable in the eyes of law  inasmuch as the grounds are related to performance of the applicant which do not constitute valid reasons for rejection of his request for withdrawal of the voluntary retirement notice.

 

5.         Learned counsel for the applicant has cited the following case in support of his case:

 

Union of India and another Vs. Wing Commander – T. Parthasarathy, reported in  [2001] 1 SCC188.

 

 

6.         In view of this ruling and also the rules and guidelines issued by the respondent Railways, it is clear that the request for withdrawal of notice for voluntary retirement, which was received by the respondents within three months, should have been accepted or if it was rejected, it should have been done with valid grounds.  Since no valid ground was given or are in existence, we are of the view that the impugned order [A-1] deserves to be quashed and set aside.  We accordingly quash and set aside the impugned order and direct the respondents to take the applicant back in service with effect from the date he was voluntarily retired and pay him all consequential benefits within three months from the date of receipt of this order.

Sd/-                                                                                               sd/-

[A.K. Gaur]                                                                          [ Dr. G.C. Srivastava]

Judicial Member                                                                        Vice Chairman

 

 

RBE No. 66/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2000 PS5-1/24 dated 27.05.2008   (RBE No. 66/2008)

 

Sub:  Issue of Special Passes to retired Railway Officers empanelled as Inquiry Officers – Amendment of Schedule VII of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]

….

            Instructions were issued vide Board’s letter of even number dated 07.08.2000 regarding travel entitlement of retired Railway Officers of Selection Grade and above who are empanelled as Railway Inquiry Officers in D & AR cases to undertake journey either for conduct of  inquiry or for training or any other official purpose in this connection.  Accordingly, Schedule VII [Special Passes ] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] was amended as per ACS No. 28 providing issue of Special Pass to the empanelled Inquiry Officers of the class to which a serving Railway Officer of equivalent rank is entitled while on duty for self only and an attendant in second/sleeper class from the place of residence to the Zonal Railway headquarters and in some cases to the place near the residence of retired COs where inquiry is conducted owing to ill-health of the CO and in case of training, to the place where training programmes are conducted on authorisation of the SDGM/CVOs.

 

2.         The matter of extending the above facility to retired Railway Officers of JA Grade and below upto Group ‘B’ [Gazetted] who are empanelled as Inquiry Officers has been under consideration of the Board. Board have now decided that the instructions issued vide letter of even number dated 07.08.2000 will also be applicable to retired Railway Officers empanelled as Inquiry Officers of J.A. Grade and below upto Group ‘B’ [Gazetted].

 

3.         In view of the above, Schedule VII of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as per the Advance Correction Slip No. 57 enclosed.

 

4.         In all other respects the provision of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] shall apply.

 

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

Advance Correction Slip No. 57  Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986

[Second Edition, 1993]

 

Item No. 41 in Schedule VII [Special Passes] of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] under the column heading “ Condition of Entitlement” be replaced as under:-

 

“ Retired Railway Officers of Group ‘B’ gazetted posts and above who are empanelled as Railway Inquiry Officers in D&AR cases to undertake journey either for conduct of inquiry or for training or any other official purpose in this connection”.

 

[Authority: Bd’s letter No. E[W]2000 PS5-1/24 dated 27.05.2008  ]

 

 

RBE No.67 /2008                                                                 

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/6/3 dated 30.05.2008  (RBE No.67 /2008)

 

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]/2000/6/5 dated 12.07.2001

….

Please find enclosed a copy of letter No. DGET-23[1] 2003-AP dated 22.01.2008 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 7th January, 2008 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.

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Copy of Notification No. DGET-23[1] /2003-AP dated 22.01.2008 issued by Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, published in the Gazette of India [Extraordinary] Part II- Section 3[i]

 

Notification

New Delhi, the 7th January, 2008.

            G.S.R. 17[E]- In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section [1] of Section 37 of the Apprentices Act, 1961 [52 of 1961] and after consulting the Central Apprenticeship Council, the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Apprenticeship Rules, 1992, namely:-

   1.      [1]  These rules may be called the Apprenticeship [Amendment] Rules, 2008.                    [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                                                         Rs.2600 per month

 [b] Sandwich Course [Students from Degree Institutions]      Rs.1850 per month

 [c] Technician Apprentices                                                      Rs.1850 per month

 [d] Sandwich Course [Students from Diploma Institutions]    Rs.1510 per month

 [e] Technician [Vocational] Apprentices                                  Rs.1440 per month”

   [F.No. DGET-23[1]/2003-AP]

SHARDA PRASAD, Director General/Jt.Secy.

Footnote: 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. 696 [E], dated the 7th November, 2007.

RBE No. 68/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/49 dated 30.05.2008   (RBE No. 68/2008)

 

Sub: Recruitment qualification for the post of Health & Malaria Inspector –III [Rs. 5500-9000].                                               ….

Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E[NG]II/99/RR-1/91 dated 03.04.2001 [RBE No. 69/2001], inter-alia laying down the qualification of B.Sc. [Chemistry] plus one year Diploma of Health / Sanitary Inspector  for direct recruitment to the post of Health & Malaria Inspector, Grade-III [Rs.5500-9000].

 

2.           The matter has further been reviewed in consultation with Health Directorate of this Ministry and it has now been decided by the Board that the minimum educational qualification for the post of Health & Malaria Inspector Grade-III [Rs.5500-9000] for direct recruitment from the open market may be revised as :-

B.Sc. [Chemistry] plus

            [a]        One year Diploma of Health /Sanitary Inspector; OR

[b]       One year National Trade Certificate [NTC] in Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi.”

 

3.         These instructions will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.  Indents placed with Railway Recruitment Boards  for the direct recruitment to aforesaid category where notification has not been published may be suitably amended.  Also, for indents placed with RRBs where notification has been published and closing date has not lapsed, suitable corrigendum may be issued.

 

4.         Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I [1989 Edition] may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 201 enclosed.

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Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume I [1989 Edition]

 

Chapter –I, Section ‘B’, Subsection –III

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 201

        Substitute the following for the existing in Para 163 [2] [i] as introduced vide ACS No. 116:

B.Sc. [Chemistry]; plus

[a]        One year Diploma of Health /Sanitary Inspector; OR

[b]        One year National Trade Certificate [NTC] in Health Sanitary Inspector awarded by National Council for Vocational Training, Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, New Delhi.

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. E[NG]-II/99/RR-1/91 dated 03.04.2001 and E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/49 dated 30.05.2008  ]

 

 

RBE No. 69/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2005/PN1/23 dated 30.05.2008  (RBE No. 69/2008)

 

Sub: Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in public sector undertakings /autonomous bodies – implementation  of Andhra Pradesh High Court judgement dated 24.12.03 in Writ Petition No. 8532 of 2003 followed by the Supreme Court judgement dated 29.11.06 in Civil Appeal No. 5269 of 2006 arising out of SLP Nos. 21647 – 648 of 2005 and the Supreme Court judgement dated 24.07.07 in Review Petition No. 643 of 07 —-Board’s letter of even number dated 20.09.2007 – clarification regarding. 

….

A copy  of Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare [DOP & PW]’s O.M. No. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 13.05.2008 containing certain clarifications with reference to their earlier O.M. dated 6th September, 2007, circulated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 20.09.2007, on the above mentioned subject, is forwarded herewith for information and guidance.

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

 

S.No.

DOP&PW/Department of Expenditure’s instructions

Railway Board’s  corresponding instructions
1. Department of Expenditure O.M. No.F.1/[3]-EV/83 dated 22.10.1983  

Letter No. F[E]III/83/PN1/8 dated 29.11.1983

2 DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 34/2/86-P&PW dated 05.03.1987  

Letter No. F[E]III/87/PN1/7 dated 26.03.1987

3 DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dt.14.7.98 Letter No.  F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dt.18.08.98
4 DOP&PW’s O.M. No. 4/59/98-P&PW(D) dt.12.01.99 & corrigendum of even number dated 5.02.1999 Letter No.  F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dt.08.03.99

 

Copy  of Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare [DOP & PW]’s O.M. No. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 13.05.2008

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

Sub: Restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment on absorption in public sector undertakings /autonomous bodies – implementation  of Andhra Pradesh High Court judgement dated 24.12.03 in Writ Petition No. 8532 of 2003 followed by the Supreme Court judgement dated 29.11.06 in Civil Appeal No. 5269 of 2006 arising out of SLP Nos. 21647 – 648 of 2005 and the Supreme Court judgement dated 24.07.07 in Review Petition No. 643 of 07 —-O.M. dated 06.09.2007 – clarification regarding. 

….

The undersigned is directed to say that the Government servants who had drawn lumpsum payment in respect of pro-rata pension [1/3rd as well as 2/3rd on absorption in a PSU /Autonomous Body and have become entitled to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as per the provisions of this Department’s OM No. 34.2.86-P&PW dated 5th  March 87 after 15 years from the date of commutation or 1.4.85 whichever is later, are regulated vide this Department O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW[D] dated 14th July 1998 and OM No. 4/79/2006-P&PW[D] dated 6.09.2007.

 

2.         The modalities of implementation of above judgement have been detailed in OM of even no. dated 6.09.2007.  However, this department has been receiving requests for certain clarifications from individuals; associations and Ministries/Deptts.  The matter has been examined and is clarified as below:

 

S.No.

Point raised

Clarification

1 In para 3[i] [b] I  whether the date 31.12.85 is w.r.t. pension or Dearness Relief The date mentioned is w.r.t. pension i.e. the pension as on 31.12.85 is to be taken into account.
2 In para 3[i] [b] I what is the rate of Dearness Relief The rate of Dearness Relief which was taken into account for revision of pension i.e. as on 1.1.1986 is to be applied.
3 In para 3[ii] [b]  whether the date 31.12.95 is w.r.t. pension or Dearness Relief The date mentioned is w.r.t. pension i.e. the pension as on 31.12.95 is to be taken into account.
4 In para 3[ii] [b]  I what is the rate of Dearness relief The rate of Dearness Relief which was taken into account for revision of pension i.e. as on 1.1.1996 is to be applied.
5 In para 3[ii] [b]  I what is full pension as on 31.12.85 The full pension shall be actual full pension sanctioned or the revised pension [in case of pre 1979 pensioners] as per the Liberalised Pension formula of 1979 [Dept. of Expenditure OM No. F.1[3]-EV/83 dated 22.10.83
  In para 3[ii] [b]  I what is full pension as on 31.12.95 The full pension shall be actual full pension sanctioned [in case of post 1986 pensioners] or revised notional full pension  [ in case of pre-1986 pensioners]  as per guidelines given  in OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW[D] dated 14.07.1998 and OM No. 4/59/98-P&PW[D] dated 12.01.99 read with corrigendum of even No. dated 5.02.99.

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RBE No.70 /2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]I-2007/ALL/RPF-1 dated 04.06.2008  (RBE No.70 /2008)

 

Sub: Grant of Ration Money Allowance and Ad-hoc Bonus instead of Productivity Linked Bonus [PLB] to RPF/RPSF staff working as investigating Inspectors in Vigilance Organisation.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[P&A]II/87/PLB-4 dated 21.9.87 and dated 23.9.87 

….

            It has been brought to the notice of Railway Board that inspite  of the instructions referred to above, almost all the railways are granting PLB instead of ad-hoc bonus to the RPF/RPSF personnel on deputation as investigating Inspector in Vigilance Organisation.

2.The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that RPF/RPSF personnel working as investigating Inspector on deputation basis in Vigilance Organisation  may be granted Ration Money Allowance and Ad-hoc bonus in lieu of PLB from the financial year 2008-09.

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

 

   Bd’s letter No. E[W]2008/CP-1/1 dated 10.06.2008  .

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

….

            It has come to notice that on one of the Zonal Railways, a case involving payment of ex-gratia compensation was finalized and payment made to the widow after a lapse of 8 years.  Similar instances of inordinate delay in the matter elsewhere have also come to the light despite Board’s instructions stipulating the time limit of three months for finalizing such cases having been reiterated.  Such delays have also attracted judicial scrutiny in a few cases which has been viewed seriously by Board.

2. Vide Board’s letter No. E[W]2006/CP-1/37 dated 01.05.2007, the powers to sanction the ex-gratia compensation in terms of Board’s orders issued under letter No. E[W]99/CP-1/1  dated 05.11.99 [RBE No. 285/99] have been delegated to the General Managers and equivalents.

3. Board desires that necessary action may be taken to ensure compliance to various orders issued from Board’s office in the matter and the cases finalized within three months.

The details of cases pending for more than three months along with reasons of delay may also be advised to this office by 15th July, 2008.

 

 

RBE No.71/2008.

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]97PS5-1/71 dated 12.06.2008  (RBE No.71 /2008)

 

Sub: Grant of Privilege Passes/PTOs to dependent relatives –

                                 Raising the income ceiling.

….

Reference is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 12-11-2007 on the above mentioned subject, whereby the income ceiling for dependency was revised w.e.f. 01.07.2007 as Rs. 3173/- p.m. i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension) plus + Rs.750/- [DP] + 41% of Rs.2250 [1500+750]  or 15% of the pay of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

2.         Consequent upon increase in Dearness Relief to pensioners/family pensioners, w.e.f. 01.01.2008 in terms of Board’s Circular No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 08.04.2008 a dependent relative in relation to a Railway servant as described in Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 shall be deemed to be wholly dependent on the Railway servant only if his/her income w.e.f. 01.01.2008 including pension, dearness pay and dearness relief in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/I/9/6 dated 08.04.2008 does not exceed Rs.3308/- i.e. Rs.1500/- (pension/family pension)+ Rs.750 (DP) + 47% of Rs.2250 (1500+750) or 15% of the pay [excluding D.P. ]  of Railway servant, whichever is more.

 

 

RBE No.73/2008 

Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/96/RR-1/62/Vol.II dated 17.06.2008 (RBE No.73 /2008)

 

Sub:  Recruitment of Group ‘D’ staff on Indian Railways – Calling of candidates for document verification regarding

 

Ref: This office letter of even number dated 18.07.2005 [RBE No. 121/2005], 29.09.2005 [RBE No. 166/2005], 1.11.2006 [RBE No. 164/2006] and 12.3.2007 [RBE No. 37/2007].

….

As per the instructions circulated vide letters quoted above, presently the procedure for recruitment of Group ‘D’ posts on the railways consists of a Physical Efficiency Test [PET] followed by written test of PET qualified candidates.

 

2.         A clarification has been sought by one of the zonal railways regarding the ratio in which the candidates are to be called for document verification after written examination vis-à-vis number of vacancies to be filled up.

 

3.         The issue has been examined and it  has now been decided by the Board that the number of candidates called for document verification shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies.

 

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

 

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

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

[iii] Replacement panels  shall include only such number of reserved /un-reserved candidates as have not turned up as per original panel.

 

5.         These instructions will be applicable to the selections wherever Call Letters to the candidates for document verification are yet to be issued.

 

[This disposes of East Central Railway’s letter No. ECR/HRD/RRC/PET/Gr. ’D’ dated 28.3.2008]

 

 

RBE No. 74 /2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/8 dated 20.06.2008 (RBE No. 74 /2008)

 

Sub: Syllabus for 30% LDCE for promotion to Group ‘B’ post of AME/AWM in Mechanical Department of Railways/ Production Units.

  

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/8 dated 22.03.2007.

….

With reference to Board’s letter of even number dated 22.03.2007 prescribing revised syllabus for 30% LDCE for filling up Group ‘B’  post of AME/AWM in Mechanical department, it is clarified  that the topic of ‘Official Language’ may be included as part of General Knowledge in Paper I as provided for in terms of Board’s letter No. Hindi-81/OL-14/12 dt.14.01.1982.

 

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[GP]2005/2/8 dated 22.03.2007 (RBE No. 40 /2007)

 

Sub: Syllabus for 30% LDCE for promotion to Group ‘B’ post of AME/AWM in Mechanical Department of Railways/ Production Units.

  

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E[GP]79/2/30/3 dated 12.11.1979.

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            A revised syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination [LDCE] for promotion from Group ‘C’ to Group ‘B’ posts in Mechanical Department of Railways / Production Units is enclosed for guidance.  This may be given wide publicity and circulated amongst the eligible candidates.

 

2.         The revised syllabus will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.  However, LDCEs for which written examinations have already been held or which are at an advanced stage, need not be disturbed.

 

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR 30% LDCE FOR PROMOTION TO GROUP ‘B’  FOR AME/AWM IN MECHANICAL DEPARTMENT.

PAPER I

MAXIMUM MARKS 150                                                 PASS MARKS   90

PART A – GENERAL PORTION – 50 MARKS
GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

This section would contain questions of general interest and importance which is acquired by general observation and reading without specific text book study.  Subjects of national importance as well as achievements of railways will also be covered.  The standard of General Knowledge shall not be more rigorous than Matriculation.

 

GENERAL MATHEMATICS

  • Arithmetic & Statistical operations Graphs, Fractions, Percentage, Samplings & Averages
  • Geometry – Area & Volume upto Higher Secondary / Class 12 Standard.
  • Algebra, simultaneous equations etc. upto Higher Secondary / Class 12 standard

Mechanics Velocity & Acceleration, work done & horse power etc. upto Higher Secondary / Class 12 standard.

 

STRENGTH OF MATERIAL
Various  Engineering materials and their properties, Bearings, Stress & Strain, Fatigue, hardness, corrosion & Surface finish.
PHYSICS & BASIC ELECTIRICITY
  • Temperature & its measurement
  • Mechanics: Newton’s Laws of Motion, Velocity & Acceleration, work, energy, power, Archimedes Principle etc.
  • Heat & Work, Expansion of Solids, Liquids & Gases
  • IC Engines, Gas Turbines, Heat Recovery & Thermal Efficiency, Supercharging & Intercooling
  • Ohm’s Law, Coulombs Law, Faraday’s Laws, Voltage, Current & Resistance, wet & dry  batteries, power factor
  • Simple Motors & Dynamos – Principle & working, transformer, relay, fuse, circuit breakers
  • Power Supply, AC & DC, Rectification
PART B PROFESSIONAL PORTION -100 MARKS

GENERAL

  • Out of commission [under repair] percentage for different types of rolling stock & motive power and how to minimize the same
  • Different types of Locomotive, Coaches & wagon Stock in use on the Railways
  • Prevention of hot boxes on motive power/ rolling stock & maintenance of roller bearings
  • Disaster Management – Accident Classification, duties of first official to reach at accident site, causes of accidents and their prevention, existing disaster management system & its short comings, recommendations of high level committee, accident Enquiry
  • Corporate Safety Plan, RSRC Recommendations
  • Benchmarking
  • Quality improvement in Work area
  • Failure analysis
  • Performance Indices
  • Items to be inspected at workplace
  • Health & Safety standards in Shops sheds & depots.
STORES
  • Classification of Stores
  • Procedure for drawal of stores
  • Indenting Procedures
  • Procurement methods- Local purchase, Spot purchase, Bulletin tender, Advertised tender, Limited tender, Tender Committee, Direct Purchasing
  • Schedule of Powers
  • Incoming inspection requirements
  • Scrap
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Familiarity with Personal Computer Specs – Processor, RAM, Hard Disk, Floppy, CD,  Multimedia etc.
  • Operating System – Windows
    • Starting & closing programs
    • Creating /Saving/Copying/Moving files in PC and moving files from one PC to another PC
    • Utilities /Accessories: Disk Cleanup, Defrag, Antivirus, CD Burning
    • Basic MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Basic Local Area Networks: Servers, Hubs, Switches, Structured Cabling, Nodes, Network applications
    • Using Internet: Email, Browsing, Searching
OTHER ISSUES
Environment, Quality Management Systems ISO 9000 & ISO 14000

 

PROPOSED SYLLABUS FOR PAPER –II

MAXIMUM MARKS 150                       PASS MARKS 90

Sufficient number of questions shall be included in each of the disciplines to enable a candidate to answer the questions upto full 150 marks.

Part-A consists of  Establishment & Financial rules worth  50 marks

Part –B contains Professional portion of 100 Marks in Four sections representing various streams of Mechanical Branch – Division & Workshop Management, Diesel Locomotives, Carriage & Wagon and Workshops.  Candidates can attempt questions from their own discipline or from more than one discipline if he so desires to complete upto 100 marks.

PART-A [Establishment & Financial Rules] – 50 Marks
ESTABLISHMENT RULES
  • General Conditions of service of Railway servants including rules regarding leave, joining time, passes
  • Railway Servants  D&A Rules, 1968
  • Railway Services Conduct Rules 1966
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Payment of Wages, Allowances and Overtime
  • Labour Laws including Payment of Wages Act, Workmen’s Compensation Act, Hours of Employment Regulations, Factories Act, Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour Act
  • Manpower Planning & training
  • Welfare measures in Railways
  • PNM, JCM & PREM
FINANCIAL RULES
  • Parliamentary Control over Railway Finance – Public accountability, Cannons of Financial Propriety
  • Railway Budget – Budgetary terms, types of Budgets, Budget Cycle, Demand for grants, Expenditure Classification
  • Works Programme – Financial Justification of Works – Preparation of Estimates, Capital Budget, Control Over Capital Expenditure
  • Financial  and Cost Control in railway workshops, Sheds & Depot
  • Delegation of powers
  • M&P Programme, RSP

 

PART-B -Professional Portion – 100 Marks
DIVISIONAL WORKING & OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
  • Working Time Table
  • Working in Control Office
  • Power Plan & Engine Utilisation
  • HOER & Crew Planning
  • Running rooms & crew booking point management
  • Fuelling Installations Management
  • Running staff training
  • Load Trials
  • Drivers Grading System
  • Accident Classification, definitions, ART Ordering, Role of Supervisors & Officers at accident site Management
  • 140 ton Crane Constructions & safety in operations
DIESEL LOCOMOTIVES
  • Preventive maintenance schedules
  • Latest design improvements in diesel locomotives to reduce failures on line
  • Design improvements in bogies to make them fit for high speed operation
  • Brake system of diesel locos including working of expressors and vigilance control devices and their maintenance
  • Cooling water system of diesel engines
  • Fuel oil system of diesel engines
  • Control of lubricating oil consumption
  • Safety devices used on diesel engines and locomotives
  • Testing equipment required in sheds for governors and fuel injection pumps, Non-destructive testing such as Zyglo & magnaflux
  • Trouble shooting on locomotives running on the railways
  • Fuel economy on diesel locomotives
  • Maintenance requirements of different assemblies like – Traction motor / Tractor Generator, express or, Turbo supercharger, power assembly, cylinder head
  • Thermal loading of engine components
  • Under gear maintenance
  • Suspension bearings, wheels
  • Excitation system, transition, dynamic braking, carbon brushes, relays & contactors
  • Load Box Testing
  • Improvements made in ALCO locomotives
  • DEMUs-types, system & trouble shooting
  • Biodiesel, CNG
  • Introduction to GM Locomotives and its systems
CARRIAGE &WAGON
  • Coaching stock –preventive maintenance schedules in Coaching Depots including IOH, POH Schedules in shops
  • Wagon Stock Preventive maintenance including ROH in depots and POH Schedules in shops
  • IRCA rules for rejectable defects
  • ICF Bogies and their maintenance in sick line / shops
  • Casnub Bogie & its modifications for high speed
  • Corrosion repairs to coaching and goods stock
  • Couplers & Draw gear, Train Parting & measures to avoid the same
  • Water availability in coaches
  • Fire prevention on Trains
  • Air Brake system –Twin pipe and single pipe. Under frame & bogie mounted brake system, Test rig, Checking timings, trouble shooting, DV defects, slack adjustment methods.  Brake Binding
  • Passenger amenity items
  • Coach Housekeeping
  • Maintenance Pattern of freight trains including CC Rakes & Coaching stock maintenance including Revised policy Circular -4
  • Neutral train examination
  • Ride index
  • Anti-Telescopic features
  • Maintenance of various components like DV, SAB, PEASD
  • Latest design improvements of Carriage & wagons to improve their performance and speed potential
  • LHB Coaches & BLC Wagons
  • Construction, Design & Maintenance of Tank Wagons

 

WORKSHOPS
  • System of labour accountal GA Cards for time keeping documents, tally sheets, Job/Route Cards, inspection & rate fixing
  • Rules & Calculations under incentive scheme
  • Paints & painting systems
  • Different types of machine tools such as lathes, milling machines, shapers, planers, cutting tools and cutting speeds
  • CNC machines
  • CLW pattern of incentive scheme, Group Incentive scheme
  • Different types of welding processes, welding defects
  • Wheels, tyres & axles and their ultrasonic testing
  • Heat treatment of ferrous items such as surface hardening, annealing, normalizing etc
  • Roller Bearing & Cartridge Bearings
  • Injury free features in coaches
  • Material handling

 

 

RBE No.75/2008                                                                                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/61 dated 24.06.2008   (RBE No.75 /2008)

 

Sub: Educational qualification for direct recruitment to the category of Senior P.Way Supervisor in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 on the Railways.

….

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 15.01.2008 [RBE No. 5/2008], wherein, qualification  for direct recruitment to the category of Senior P.Way Supervisor in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 has been prescribed as Diploma in Engineering  or B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or B.Sc. [Honours] in Physics with Mathematics as secondary / subsidiary subject or B.Sc. [Honours] in Maths with Physics as secondary /subsidiary subject.

 

            Confirmation has been sought for by one of the Railway Recruitment Boards whether the Diploma in Engineering  cited in the qualification above may be construed as Diploma in Civil Engineering.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with Civil Engineering Directorate of this Ministry and it has now been decided that henceforth Diploma in Engineering appearing in para 2 of letter dated 15.01.2008 may be read as Diploma in Civil Engineering /Civil Engineering [Transportation].

 

[This disposes of RRB/Bangalore’s letter No. RRB/BNC/RT/Policy/Qual/2008 dated 21.4.2008]

 

 

 Railway Board’s letter No.E(LL)2006/HER/16, dt.25.04.07

 

Sub:    Appeals under Rules 4(2) of Railway Servants (Hours of work and Period of Rest) Rules, 2005.

* * *

            A copy of the notification No.Z.20025/06/2006/CLS.I dt.27.10.07 received from Ministry of Labour and Employment, notifying Shri K. Krishnan, Additional Secretary, in the Ministry of Labour and Employment as Appellate Authority to hear appeals under Rule 4(2) of Railway Servants (Hours of Work and Period of Rest) Rules, 2005 is sent herewith for information and guidance.

 

Extract from the Gazette of India: Part II, Sec.3, Sub.Sec.(ii) appearing on Page No.9170, dt.27.10.07 of Ministry of Labour.  Notification dt.17.10.07

 

S.O.3190:- In exercise of the powers conferred by Rule 4 (2) of Railway Servants (Hours of Work and Period of Rest) Rules, 2005 under Section 136 of the Indian Railway Act, 1989 (24 of 1989) the Central Government hereby notifies Sri S. Krishnan, Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment as Appellate Authority to hear Appeals under the said Rules, with effect from the date of its publication in the official Gazette.

 

 

RBE No.77/2008.                                                                                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]II-2006/RS-28 dated 02.07.2008 (RBE No.77 /2008)

 

Sub:  Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay with the basic pay w.e.f. 1.4.2004.

….

One of the zonal railways have sought clarification whether Dearness Pay is to be reckoned for the purpose of fixation of pay of the running staff in stationary posts.

2. The matter has been examined and it is advised that the governing principle for reckoning Dearness Pay for various purposes is contained in Para 2 of this office letter No. PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated 11.03.2004 which stipulates that Dearness Pay would be counted for purposes like payment of allowances, transfer grant, retirement benefits, contribution to GPF, Licence Fee, monthly contribution for CGHS, various advances, etc.  As these instructions do not provide for reckoning of Dearness Pay for the purpose of fixation of pay, Board have decided  that Para 2 of this office letter of even number dated 24.4.2007 may be substituted to read as under:-

“2.    The matter has been examined in detail by the Board and it is revealed that the instructions contained in letter No.E(P&A)II-2005/RS-28 dated 8.11.2005 are in conflict with the instructions contained in letter No.PC-V/2004/A/DA/1 dated11.3.2004.  In supersession of the instructions contained in letter dt. 08-11-2005 ibid, it is clarified that w.e.f. 1-4-2004, Dearness pay, calculated on Basic pay + 30% thereof shall also be reckoned as pay for the purpose of computation of the specific benefits as mentioned in Rule 25 (excluding(a),(d) and (g) thereof) contained in “ The Rules for payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running staff on Railways,1981”. An illustration is given below:-

Basic pay [BP]                     =          Rs. 5,000

Pay element @ 30% of BP  =          Rs.1,500

Dearness Pay ( DP)                        =          Rs.3,250   ( Computed on BP+ 30% of BP)

Dearness Allowance [DA]    =          Rs.2,828   ( 29% of ( BP+DP+30% of BP))

HRA                                      =          Rs.2,925   ( 30% of ( BP+DP+30% of BP))

Leave Salary ( 1 day)           =          Rs.   419   ((  BP+DP+DA+30% of BP)/30)”

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

 

 

RBE No.76 /2008                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]II/2007/RR-1/60 dated 25.06.2008 (RBE No.76 /2008)

 

Sub:  Recruitment Rules for the post of Dental Hygienist in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 in Medical Department on the railways.

….

The issue of laying down R&P Rules for filling up the post of Dental Hygienist in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 has been under examination of this Ministry.

 

2.         The issue has been examined in consultation with Health and Pay-Commission Directorates of this Ministry and after detailed deliberation, it has now been decided by the Board that the vacancies in the category of Dental Hygienist [Gr.5000-8000] on the Railways may be filled up as under:

 

[i]         The vacancies in the category of Dental Hygienist in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 will be filled up 100% through direct recruitment through the agency of Railway Recruitment Board.

 

[ii]         The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Dental Hygienist  in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 shall be as under:

 

a]   Degree in Science [Biology] from a recognized University or equivalent;

b]  Diploma/Certificate course [2 years] in Dental Hygiene from an Institute recognized by Dental Council of India;

c]   Registered with Dental Council of India as Dental Hygienist ;  and

d]   Two years experience as Dental Hygienist.

 

NOTE: Qualification regarding experience is relaxable at the discretion of the competent authority in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, if, at any stage of selection the competent authority is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates belonging to these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the posts reserved for them.

 

[iii]        Age Limit:       Between 18-30 years

[iv]        Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade: Persons inducted as Dental Hygienist be made aware at the beginning itself that they will be only given two ACPs [Assured Career Progression] during the course of their entire service.

 

3.         These instructions will be applicable from the date of issue of this letter.

 

4.         Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I [1989 Edition] may be amended as per Advance Correction Slip No. 202 enclosed.

 

Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-I [1989 Edition]

Chapter –I, Section ‘B’, Subsection-III

Advance Correction Slip No. 202

 

1.         Add the following as new para 167B below existing para 167A with the caption as indicated:

“[x]       DENTAL HYGIENIST:

167B.[1]           The vacancies in the category of Dental Hygienist in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 will be filled up 100% through direct recruitment through the agency of Railway Recruitment Board.

 

[2] [i]    The qualification for direct recruitment to the post of Dental Hygienist  in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 shall be as under:

 

a]         Degree in Science [Biology] from a recognized University or equivalent;

b]      Diploma/Certificate course [2 years] in Dental Hygiene from an Institute recognized by Dental Council of India;

c]         Registered with Dental Council of India as Dental Hygienist ;  and

d]         Two years experience as Dental Hygienist.

 

NOTE: Qualification regarding experience is relaxable at the discretion of the competent authority in case of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, if, at any stage of selection the competent authority is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates belonging to these communities possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the posts reserved for them.

 

[ii]         Age Limit:       Between 18-30 years

 

[3]        Channel of Promotion/Higher Grade: Persons inducted as Dental Hygienist be made aware at the beginning itself that they will be only given two ACPs [Assured Career Progression] during the course of their entire service.

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[NG]-II/2007/RR-1/60 dated 25.06.2008] “

 

 

RBE No.78/2008                                                                                                               

  Bd’s letter No. E[GP]99/2/69 dated 02.07.2008   (RBE No.78/2008)

 

Sub: Selection for promotion to Group ‘B’ post of  Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Education Officer, Assistant Health Officer and Assistant Physiotherapy Officer in Medical Department.

….

Based on the recommendations of the Vth  CPC, Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Education Officer, Assistant Health Officer and Assistant Physiotherapy Officer, in scale Rs.7500-12000 were sanctioned in terms of Board’s letters No. PC-V/98/I/11/18[A] dated 10.05.98 and PC-V/97/I/11/12 dated 08.05.99.  However, as Recruitment Rules for these posts were yet to be notified in consultation with UPSC, instructions were issued under Board’s letter No. E[GP] 99/2/69 dated 30.11.99, to fill these posts on adhoc basis through normal process of selection including written test and viva-voce [including assessment of record of service], from amongst the eligible Group ‘C’ staff.

 

2.         Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Education Officer and Assistant Health Officer have been notified vide Ministry of Railways Notification No. 99/E/[GRR]/1/2 dated 20.11.2007, and Recruitment Rules for the post of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer have been notified vide Ministry of Railways Notification No. 99/E/[GRR]/1/2 dated 03.04.2008.  In view of these Recruitment Rules, the matter regarding regularization of Group ‘B’ service of employees promoted on adhoc basis after due selection, held in accordance with Board’s letter No. E[GP]/99/2/69 dated 30.11.99, has been considered by the Board.  It has been decided that the adhoc promotion of Group ‘C’ staff to Group ‘B’ post of Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Education Officer, Assistant Health Officer and Assistant Physiotherapy Officer, after due selection in terms of Board’s letter No. E[GP]/99/2/69 dated 30.11.99, may be regularized from the date from which they were promoted on adhoc basis.

***

 

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[GP]/99/2/69 dated 30.11.99

 

Sub: Selection for promotion to Group ‘B’ post of  Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Officer, Assistant Health Education Officer and Assistant Physiotherapy Officer in Medical Department.

 

Ref: Board’s letters No. PC-V/98/I/11/18[A] dated 10.05.98 and PC-V/97/I/11/12 dated 08.04.99

***

            Vide Board’s letters referred to above, Group ‘B’ posts of Assistant Pharmacy Officer, Assistant Health Officer and Assistant Health Education Officer and Assistant Physiotherapy Officer in scale Rs.7500-12000, have been sanctioned.  Recruitment Rules for these posts are under finalization in consultation with the UPSC.  In the meantime, Board has decided that  these posts may be filled on adhoc basis by promotion through normal process of selection which will include a written test and viva-voce from among eligible Group ‘C’ staff.  The written test shall consist of one paper only covering Technical / Professional knowledge and Establishment & Finance Rules.

 

2.         Conditions of eligibility are as under:

 

[i]     Assistant Pharmacy Officer:  Group ‘C’ Pharmacists with 3 years regular service in the grade of Rs.6500-10500 and higher grades and possessing Degree/Diploma in Pharmacy from a recognized Institution.

 

[ii]      Assistant Health Officer: Group ‘C’  Health & Malaria Inspectors with 3 years regular service in the grade of Rs.6500-10500 and higher grades and possessing Degree/Diploma in Health from a recognized Institution.

 

[iii]     Assistant Health Education Officer: Group ‘C’ staff in the categories of District Extension Educators, Statistical Assistants and Extension Educators having 5 years regular service in the grade of Rs.5500-9000 and higher grades and possessing Degree from a recognized University.

 

[iv]     Assistant Physiotherapy Officer: Group ‘C’ Physiotherapists having 5 years regular service in the grade of Rs. 5500-9000 and higher grades and possessing Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy from a recognized Institution.

 

3.   Constitution of the CPC: Except in the case of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer the DPC will be constituted by the General Manager of the Zonal Railway concerned consisting of 3 Heads of Deptts. including the Chief Medical  Director and the Chief Personnel Officer.  If none of the officer constituting the DPC belongs to either Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe, a fourth officer belonging to Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe holding the rank not lower than the Junior Administrative Grade may be nominated.  In the case of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer, the DPC will be constituted by the Director General, Railway Health Services, consisting of 3 SAG Officers of Ministry of Railways including one SAG officer each from Health Dte. and Management /Establishment Dte.  A fourth Officer belonging to either SC or ST will also be nominated if none of the 3 officers belongs to SC/ST.

 

4.   Integrated Seniority list of eligible staff: For the purpose of eligibility list, the seniority of eligible staff of Production Units shall be clubbed with the contiguous Zonal Railway.  For the purpose of selection to the post of Assistant Physiotherapy Officer, the seniority list of eligible staff of Zonal Railways and Production Units shall be maintained at Railway Board.  Necessary action may please be taken accordingly.

 

 

RBE No.79/2008                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

   Bd’s letter No. E[G]2004 HO1/15 dated 04.07.2008   (RBE No.79/2008)

 

Sub: Enhancement in the rates of honorarium payable to

         various functionaries engaged by the RRBs for

         conducting  examinations

….

Ministry of Railways have reviewed the existing rates of honorarium payable to various functionaries engaged by RRBs in connection with holding of examinations as laid down in Board’s letter of even number dated 03.06.05.  The rates of honorarium payable to various functionaries have been revised as detailed hereunder:-

 

S.No. Functionary

Rates in (Rupees)

    One session Two sessions Three sessions

Norms for payment

1 Town-in-Charge 500(1500) 1000(2000) 1000(2000) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day payment of Rs. 1000/- for making arrangements etc.
2 Coordinating Supervisor 400(1150) 600(1350) 600(1350) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day payment of Rs. 750/- for making arrangements etc.
3 Assistant Supervisor 300 450 450 Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.

 

4 Centre-in-charge 350(850) 500(1000) 600(1100) Remuneration for actual session/day plus one day  payment of Rs.500/ for making arrangements etc.
5 Invigilator 250 350 450 Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
6 Group-D Staff/

Daily wagers.

150 200 250 Attached to Supervisor for stitching/sealing and despatch etc may be paid for actual day of examination/test plus payment @ Rs. 200/- for two days.

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

7 Clerks attached to Supervisor 150(400) 250(500) 300(500) Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/ test plus two days payment @ Rs. 250/- per day for making arrangements and preparation of accounts.
8 Dictator Rs. 320/- for the first dictation and

Rs. 160/- for each  subsequent dictation subject to a maximum of Rs. 800/- per day.

Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
9 Time Keeper/Text Checker Rs. 240/- per day of single session and Rs. 400/- per day for double session. Remuneration for actual session/day of exam/test only.
10 Official members of interview committee Rs. 750/- per day of meeting of the interview Board. When the official member actually attends at the place at which he/she has been involved by the RRB to be present.
11 Setting of question paper Rs.20/- per question (Objective type)  
12 Evaluation of Steno-graphy scripts Rs.30/- per script of Stenography test [maximum Rs. 240/-]  
13 Evaluation of typing scripts. Rs. 24/- per script of type test

[maximum Rs. 120/-]

 

 

  1. The above rates will apply to all examinations conducted by RRBs viz. mass categories, technical and others.
    1. The revised rates would take effect from the date of issue of the order.
    2. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

 

RBE No. 80/2008                                                                                                                                      

   Bd’s letter No. E[P&A]I/2008/SP-1/WS-1 dated 04.07.2008   (RBE No. 80/2008)

 

Sub:  Grant of Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers.

….

The proposal regarding provision of Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officer/Safety Officer on the line of PCO Allowance being given to SSEs /SEs posted in Production Control Organisation in terms of Board’s letter No. E[P&A]  I-99/SP-1/WS-1 dated 10.8.99 was under consideration of the Board.

2. It has been decided that Senior Supervisors of workshop cadre [whether working in workshops or PCO] when deputed as Chief Safety Officers / Safety Officers may be granted Special Allowance @ 7.5% [at the same rate as that of PCO Allowance].

3. Others terms and conditions as contained in Board’s letter No. E[P&A]     I-99/SP-1/WS-1 dated 10.8.99 will remain same.

4. These orders take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

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

 

RBE No. 81/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 09.07.08  (RBE No. 81/2008)

 

Sub:  Incentives to Referees/Umpires.

Ref:  Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 [RBE No. 48/2007]

….

Please refer to Board’s policy letter mentioned above.  Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided to grant incentives to Referees /Umpires who excel at the International level, as per the Para given below.  This new para shall be inserted after Para 9.3 of the Board’s above referred policy letter dated 30.03.2007, and numbered as 9.3A and be read as under:-

 

Para No. 9.3A: Incentives to Referees/Umpires:

Two advance increments may be granted for each event, subject to total five increments in the entire career, to Referees/Umpires who excel at the International level in the sports events recognized by the National Sports Federations.  The increments so granted would be continued to be drawn at the same rate till retirement.  The term ‘excellence’ would mean that the Umpire /Referee has been accepted as a Referees / Umpire by the International Federation governing the particular sports discipline and has performed the duties in International Competitions recognized by the such International Federation.  However, no such incentive will be allowed to those Referees/Umpires, who perform such duties at the National level.

 

These instructions will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.82/2008                                                                           

  Bd’s letter No. E[W]2007 PS 5-1/9  dated 10.07.2008  (RBE No.82/2008)

 

Sub: Extending the validity  of half set of Privilege Passes, Post Retirement Complimentary Passes, Widow Passes and Privilege Ticket Orders [PTOs].

….

In terms of extant provisions contained in Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second  Edition, 1993], a half set of Privilege Pass shall be valid for three months and one set shall be valid for four months from the date of issue irrespective of whether the inward journey is for the same station or any other station.  Under these rules, PTOs are valid for three months from the date of issue.

 

2.         Consequent upon the decision of the Board to enhance the period of advance reservation from 60 days to 90 days vide Commercial Circular No. 5 of 2008 dated 10.01.2008, a number of representations have been received for enhancing the validity period of half set Passes & PTOs in order to facilitate securing confirmed reservations on such Passes and PTOs.  The issue has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the validity period of half set of Privilege /Post Retirement Complimentary / Widow Passes and PTOs shall be raised to four months from the date of issue as in the case of full set Passes.  Accordingly, Item 3[iv], [v],& [xiv] of Schedule -II under heading “General Rules”, Item No. [i] under Column 4 of Schedule -IV and item Nos. 11 & 12 under Annexure ‘C’  of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] should be revised as per Advance Correction Slip No. 58.

 

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

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 58 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second  Edition, 1993]

            Item 3 [iv] [v]  and [xiv] of Schedule -II under heading “General Rules relating to Privilege Passes/PTOs” of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as under:-

 

[iv]:-    A half set  or one set of Privilege Pass shall be valid for four months from the date of issue irrespective of whether the inward journey is for the same station or any other station.

 

[v]:-     Privilege Ticket Order [PTO] shall be valid for four months from the date of issue .

 

[xiv]:-  When an employee has availed all passes due to him / her in a calendar year, one set of passes 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 advance issue of Pass/PTO should not exceed 60 days of the current year from the date of issue.  These  Passes/PTO may be valid for 4 months from the date of issue.

 

2.         Item [i] under column 4 “other facilities” of Schedule-IV, Post Retirement Complimentary Pass of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as under:

 

[i] :-     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.  The validity of Pass will be for four months from the date of issue.

 

3.         Item Nos. 11 & 12 under Annexure ‘C’ of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as under:

 

 [11]     Incorrect issue of a Pass by pass issuing authority for a period exceeding four months and its use by a Railway servant or his family after the period of availability.

 

[12]      Correct issue of Pass by the pass issuing authority for a period not exceeding four months and its use by a Railway servant or his family after the period of availability.

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[W]2007 PS 5-1/9  dated 10.07.2008  ]

****

 

RBE No. 84/2008                                                                                                               

  Bd’s letter No.E[G]2007 RN2-1 dated 14.07.2008  (RBE No. 84/2008)

Sub:  Proposal for Retention of Railway accommodation for officers/staff joining UIC offices in India, on deputation.

….

Regional units of UIC  [International Union of Railways], i.e. Indian Railway Strategic Management Institute [IRSMI] and Asia Regional Unit [ARU] are being setup in New Delhi in association with UIC.

 

Railway Board have decided that such officers/staff joining UIC offices in India, on deputation, may be permitted to retain Railway accommodation at their previous place of posting for a period of five years or till the period of deputation, whichever is less.

 

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

 

RBE No.85/2008                                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 16.07.2008 (RBE No.85/2008)

 

Sub: Age relaxation to SC/ST/OBC candidates for recruitment against Sports Quota through Open Advertisement – clarification regarding  

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007.

….

Please refer to Board’s policy  letter mentioned above.  Regarding age relaxation to SC/ST/OBC candidates for recruitment against Sports Quota through Open Advertisement, it is clarified that there is no provision of reservation for SC/ST/OBC candidates for recruitment against sports quota on Indian Railways.  Therefore, there is no provision for age relaxation to SC/ST/OBC candidates for recruitment against sports through Open Advertisement.

 

[This also disposes DLW’s letter No. DLW/Wel/22/Rectt.2008-09 [Policy] dt. 04.07.2008]

 

 

RRCB No.06/2008                                                            

  Bd’s letter No. E[RRB]/2008/25/16  dated 17.07.2008  (RRCB No.06/2008)

 

Sub: Jurisdiction of RRB/Kolkata and RRB/Malda

Ref: Board’s letter No. E[RRB]/2006/25/14 dated 18.07.06.

….

In partial modification of above letter, Board have decided that the revised jurisdiction of Railway Recruitment Boards Kolkata and Malda for Group ‘C’ recruitment will be as under:-

 

S.No.

RRB

Railway

Divisions/PUs

1. Malda Eastern

 

South Eastern

 

Northeast Frontier

Malda & Asansol Divisions

 

Adra Division

 

Alipurduar Division

2. Kolkata Eastern

 

South Eastern

HQ office of E.Rly., Howrah & Sealdah Divisions

HQ office of SE Rly., Kharagpur Division

Metro Railway

CLW/Chittaranjan

 

 

RBE No. 86/2008                                                                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E(G)2008 FR1/1 dated 18.7.2008  (RBE No. 86/2008)

                        Sub: Avoidance of delay in finalization of terminal benefits –

                                loss of Service Book.

            It has come to the notice of the Board that in certain cases there has been abnormal delay in the finalization of retirement benefits due to the loss of Service Books of the employees. As a result, tremendous hardship is experienced by such retired employees due to no fault of theirs. Sometimes, delay in finalization of settlement dues has prompted the retired employees to approach the National Human Rights Commission, etc., and even resort to legal remedies, which has often put the Railway administrations in an embarrassing position.

 

2.         Board, taking a serious note of the situation, has desired that recurrence of such lapses on the part of the employees should be dealt with sternly. In order to avoid hardship to the retiring employees, it is reiterated that the service records of all the employees should be properly maintained and updated in time in terms of extant instructions and their movement should be meticulously watched. In case of loss/misplacement of Service Records, the officials responsible for safe custody of these documents should be accounted for and immediate action should be taken to reconstruct the same as per extant instructions in order that retirement dues are not held up for want of service records.

 

 

RBE No.91/2008                                                                                                   

Copy of Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]2007/Policy/4[Clarifications] dated 01.08.2008 (RBE No.91/2008)

 

Sub: Recruitment of sportspersons on Indian Railways against sports quota

Ref: Board’s policy letter No. E[Sports]/2007/Policy/3 dated 30.03.2007 [RBE No. 48/2007].

….

The proposals of Zonal Railways for inclusion of Commonwealth Championships and Asian Championships in the norms for recruitment in Group-C against sports quota have been considered by the Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].  Board have decided to include the medal winning performance in both championships in the norms for recruitment on Railways against sports quota in Group-C.

 

Therefore, in the Board’s policy letter dt. 30.03.2007 referred above, a new para shall be inserted after para 4.1[iv] and numbered as 4.1[v] and be read as under:

 

Represented the country in the international championships as mentioned in Category-C [except USIC Championships] under Para 3 and obtained at least 3rd Position”.

 

Accordingly, Para 9.5.1[iii] shall also be revised and henceforth be read as under:-

 

“Gold Medal winning performance in USIC Championships [Category-C]”.

{Clarification: For promotion from Group-D to Group-C on out-of-turn basis on sports account, medal winning performance in Commonwealth & Asian Championships will be covered under Para 9.5.1[i]}

 

These instructions will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.89/2008

  Bd’s letter No. F(E)III/2003/PN!/5 dated 31.7.2008  (RBE No.89 /2008)

 

Sub:  Procedure for grant of compassionate allowance on removal/dismissal from service.

********

 

Instructions for grant of compassionate allowance or otherwise were reiterated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 9.5.2005, which, inter-alia, provided that the decision for grant of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both or otherwise in terms of Rule 65 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules,1993, should be taken at the time of passing orders of removal/dismissal, and in case no mention in this regard is made by the competent authority while passing orders of removal/dismissal, the concerned Head of Office shall resubmit the case file along with relevant information of the case and guidelines of the concerned competent authority and obtain its decision for or against sanction of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both.

2.         It has been brought to the notice of the Board that these instructions are not being scrupulously followed in all cases where the penalty of removal/dismissal has been imposed and that the Hon’ble Tribunals/Courts are taking serious view of consideration not being given in the matter by the Disciplinary Authorities at appropriate stage. As desired by the Board, it is once again reiterated that in all cases where the penalty of removal/dismissal from service is imposed, the orders for or against grant of compassionate allowance or gratuity or both should invariably be passed without fail either at the time of imposing the penalty of removal/dismissal or immediately thereafter, so as to avoid any repercussion at a later stage.

 

RBE No.90/2008                                                                                                                                       

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2007/PM1/10 dated 31.07.2008 (RBE No.90/2008)

CORRIGENDUM

Sub: Selection for promotion to the posts classified as ‘Selection’ – Determination of eligibility for calling the candidates in viva-voce test.  

….

            In this Ministry’s letter of even number dt. 26.11.2007 inadvertently a mention was made that  W.P. No.2607/2001 before High Court of Mumbai has also been dismissed which, however, is not correct.  The reference to same may, therefore, be treated as deleted.

 

 

 

   Board’s letter No.2004-E(SCT)1/49/11/Pt, dt. 04.08.2008

Sub:     Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order dated 29.07.2008 in C.A.No.6934-46/2005, UOI Vs. Pushpa Rani & Others.

* * *

Para -14 of Railway Board’s circular No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6, dt. 09.10.2003 provided reservation in restructuring of cadre.  The said para-14 was challenged in a number of OAs (13 in all) before  the Hon’ble CAT/Chandigarh by staff of general community.  Hon’ble CAT/Chandigarh by a common order dated. 24.12.2004 quashed para-14 of Railway Board’s circular.

Hon’ble Tribunal’s order was challenged by Railway Administration by filing Writ Petitions before Hon’ble High Court Punjab&Haryana, Chandigarh, Hon’ble High Court dismissed the Contempt Writ Petitions in limini.  As this was against the Government Policy in regard to reservation and maintenance of roster, an SLP was filed before the Supreme Court (SLP No. 13137-13146/2005  UOI Vs. Pushpa Rani & Others).    The mater came up before Supreme Court  on 14.11.2005 and the Hon’ble Court was pleased to admit the same and grant leave (CA No. 6934-46/2005).

Final hearing of the case came up before Hon’ble Supreme Court on various dates in March and April’2008.  The hearing was concluded on 22.04.2008.  However, the judgement was reserved.  Hon’ble Supreme Court was pleased to pronounce its judgement on 29.07.2008.  Operative part of the order is as under:-

 

“We have heard learned counsel for the parties.  In view of the findings recorded by us in Civil appeals that policy of reservation is applicable to the cadre restructuring exercise undertaken pursuant to the policy contained in letter dated. 09.10.2003, the orders impugned in civil appeal arising out of Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.5045 of 2007 are liable to be set aside.

In the result, the appeals are allowed and the impugned orders are quashed.  As a consequence, the original applications filed by the respondents in all the cases shall stand dismissed.  However, parties are left to bear their own costs.”

In view of Hon’ble Supreme Court’s order above, it has been decided that para-14 of Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6, dated 09.10.2003 will remain operative.  Railways may place the copy of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court before Tribunals and Courts wherever cases are pending, for closure of the cases.  The Railway will have to set right the position as per para-14 of Board’s letter dated 09.10.2003 of the panels, wherever they have been adjusted as per orders of various Tribunals and High Courts, where reservation was not granted in restructuring.

Certified copy of the judgement dated 29.07.2008 will be sent to All Indian Railways as and when the same is available.

Action taken in the matter may please be advised to this office.

 

 

RBE No. 93/2008                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[G]2008 QR1-7 dated 06.08.08   (RBE No. 93/2008)

 

Sub: Rates of recovery of rent for Railway accommodation allotted to Railway employees owning houses at the station of posting. 

….

In partial modification of this Ministry’s letter No. E[G]77 QR1-53 dated 11.07.84 on the above cited subject, Board have decided to revise the slabs of rental income and the rental liability in respect  of the Railway employees owning houses at or near the station of their posting, as given below:

 

S.No. SLAB OF RENT FROM OWNED HOUSE RATE OF RENT TO BE CHARGED
i If income from house does not exceed

Rs. 12,000/- p.m.

Normal licence fee.
ii. If income from house exceeds Rs.12,000/- p.m. but does not exceed Rs.20,000/- p.m. Twice the normal licence fee
iii If income exceeds Rs.20,000/- p.m. Thrice the normal licence fee.

 

  1. These orders will come into effect from 01.07.2008.

 

  1. All other existing terms and conditions will remain the same.

 

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

 

 

RBE No.87/2008                                                                                                                                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[MPP]2006/6/11 dated 23.07.08  (RBE No.87 /2008)

Sub: Forwarding of notification – Apprentices [Amendments Act 2007 [36 of 2007]                                                    ….

 

A copy of the Notification No. G.S.R. 152[E] dated 28th January 2008 published in Part II, section 3, sub-section [ii] of the Extraordinary Gazette of India issued by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment & Training relating to the Apprentices [Amendment] Act, 2007 [36 of 2007] to be effective from   Ist day of February, 2008 is enclosed for information, guidance and necessary action.

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Copy of  the Gazette of India- Extraordinary, Part II Section I,

dated September 20,2007:

            Ministry of Law and Justice [Legislative Department]

New Delhi the 20th September, 2007

 

The following Act of Parliament received the assent of the President on the 19th September, 2007, and is hereby published for general information:

 

The Apprentices [Amendment] Act, 2007

No. 36 of 2007

Dated 19th September, 2007

An Act further to amend the Apprentices Act, 1961.

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

Be it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

1. [1]    This Act may be called the Apprentices [Amendment] Act, 2007.

Short title and commence-ment

[2]         It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.

Insertion of new Section 3B

2.          In the Apprentices Act, 1961 [hereinafter referred to as the principal Act], after section 3A, the following section shall be inserted, namely:

52 of 1961

Reservation of training places for Other Backward Classes in designated trades

3B [1] In every designated trade, training places shall be reserved by the employer for the Other Backward Classes and where there is more than one designated trade in an  establishment, such training places shall be reserved also on the basis of the total number of apprentices in all the designated trades in such establishment .

[2]       The number of training places to be reserved for the Other Backward Classes under sub-section [1] shall be such as may be prescribed, having regard to the population of the Other Backward Classes in the State concerned.”

Amendment of Section 8

3.     In section 8 of the principal Act, in sub-section [3] for the second proviso, the following proviso shall be substituted, namely:-

        “Provided further that the Apprenticeship Adviser may, on a representation made to him by an employer and keeping in view the more realistic employment potential, training facilities and other relevant factors, permit him to engage such number of apprentices for a designated trade as is lesser than the number arrived at by the ratio for that trade, not being lesser than fifty per cent of the number so arrived at, subject to the condition that the employer shall engage apprentices in other trades in excess in number equivalent to such shortfall.”.

Amendment of Section 10

4.      In section 10 of the principal Act, for sub-section [2], the following sub-section shall be substituted, namely:

“[2]      Related instruction shall be imparted at the cost of employer  and the employer shall, when so required, afford all facilities for imparting such instruction.”

{K.N. Chaturvedi}

Secy. to the Govt. of India.

 

Copy of the Notification No. G.S.R. 152[E] dated 28th January 2008 published I Part II, section 3, sub-section [ii] of the Extraordinary Gazette of India issued by Ministry of Labour & Employment, Directorate General of Employment & Training

 

S.O. 152[E]. – In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section [2] of Section 1 of the Apprentices [Amendment] Act, 2007 [36 of 2007], the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of February, 2008 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.

[F.No. DGET-23[9][2909]/2002-AP]

Sharada Prasad, Director General/Jt.Secy.

RBE No.88/2008

  Railway Board’s letter No.PC-III/2004/DC-JCM/II dated 23.07.2008 (RBE No.88/2008)

 

Sub: Upgraded Group ‘D’ posts in Scale Rs.3050-4590(Group ‘C’) of Diesel/Elect. Loco/EMU Sheds.

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            Attention is invited to Board’s letter No.PC-V/97/1/11/7 dated 28.09.1998 wherein pursuant to the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission, 50% of posts as on 01.09.1998 in the Group ‘D’ categories of Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds (Khalasi in Scale Rs.2550-3200 and Khalasi Helper in Scale Rs.2650-4000) were upgraded to Scale Rs.3050-4590.  It was stipulated therein that there would be no consequent increase in the number of posts in the grades higher than Rs.3050-4590.  In other words, the skilled artisan cadre would not get automatically restructured in accordance with the prescribed percentages with enlarged base in the grade Rs.3050-4590.

 

It has been brought to the attention of the Board that some Sheds on some Railways have erroneously taken into account these additional posts for the purpose of implementation of Railway Board’s letter No.PC-III/2003/CRC/6 dated 09.10.2003 although there were no specific instructions contained therein for the same.  It is reiterated that the posts upgraded vide Board’s letter dated 28.09.1998 were not to be included for implementation of Railway Board’s letter dated 09.10.2003.

 

Accordingly, Board desires that the Railways should review the position in all the Diesel/Electric Loco/EMU Sheds under their control and take corrective steps immediately to ensure that the upgraded Group ‘D’ posts are not taken into account while implementing cadre restructuring  vide Railway Board’s letter dated 09.10.2003.

 

Action taken on the issue may please be advised to Railway Board.

 

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

 

 

RBE No. 92/2008                                                              

  Bd’s letter No. E(GP)2008/2/27 Dated 5.8.2008 (RBE No. 92/2008)

 

Sub:  Disclosure of marks secured by candidates in 

          the written test held for Selections/LDCEs,   

          for  promotion to Group ‘B’ posts.

….

A clarification has been sought from Railway Board by one of the Railway Units on whether the marks secured by candidates in the written test for Selections/LDCEs, for promotion to Group ‘B’ posts may be furnished to them, since applications are being received from candidates under Right to Information ( RTI) Act, 2005, requesting for disclosure of marks obtained by them.

 

2.         The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that in order to avoid unnecessary applications under RTI Act seeking details of marks secured by candidates in Group ‘B’ selections/LDCEs, marks of the written test and also the total marks (wherever applicable) secured by all the candidates, may be notified by the Railway Administration.

 

 

RBE No. 95/2008                                                                                      

  Bd’s letter No. E[Sports]/2008/Policy/3 dated 11.08.2008  (RBE No. 95/2008)

 

Sub: Dealing of cases related to recruitment, out-of-turn promotion,  incentives, transfer and other service matters of sports persons by the Personnel Branch. 

….

Ministry of Railways [Railway Board] have decided that in future all the matters of sportspersons related to establishment issues like recruitment, out-of-turn promotion, incentives, transfer and pertaining to similar service matters will be dealt with by the Personnel Department of the concerned Zonal Railway /Production Unit.

Correspondence to Railway Board from Zonal Railways / Production Units on the above mentioned subjects should come through the Personnel Department, only.

This issues with the approval of Board [MS] and President, Railway Sports Promotion Board [RSPB].

  Bd’s letter No. E(Rep)I-2006/Transfer/Misc./1 dated 25-8-2008 .

 

Sub: Inter-Railway Transfer cases – Streamlining.

Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 23.10.2006.

            Attention is invited to the condition as laid down in Board’s letter under reference regarding completion of minimum 5 ( five) years service ( including training period) for considering the inter-Railway request transfers in respect of non-gazetted employees working on Zonal Railways/Production Units.

 

The matter has been reviewed and Board has decided that –

 

a)      This minimum service condition will not be applied in case of mutual transfers, request transfers of compassionate appointees, and in those cases where transfer is sought on the ground of employee’s spouse  working in Central/State Government;

 

b)      In case of Group ‘D’ employees, the minimum service condition stands reduced from 5 ( five) to 3 ( three) years;

 

c)      On the lines of putting up inter-division and intra-division transfer requests on Railnet as already instructed vide Board’s letter under reference, Zonal Railways/PUs should also upload registered inter-Railway transfer requests on Railnet.

 

 

The instructions contained in Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2001/TR/16 dated 21st November, 2001 regarding prevention of fraudulent transfers should be scrupulously followed as earlier.

 

 

 

RBE No. 98/2008                                                                          

  Bd’s letter No. F[E]III/2007/PN1/5 dated 20.08.2008      (RBE No. 98/2008)

 

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

….

Instructions were issued vide Board’s letters No. F[E]III/98/PN1/4 dated16.03.2005 and 13.10.2006 extending the scope of family pension to widowed / divorced daughter beyond 25 years of age subject to fulfillment of all other conditions prescribed in the case of son/daughter.  A few references have been received from different Railways seeking clarification on certain issues related to these instructions, which have been examined in consultation with Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare and it is clarified as under:

 

S.No. Issue Raised Clarification
[i] Whether a daughter who is divorced/ attains widowhood at any age is eligible for family pension [e.g. at the age of 60, 70…]? Yes; a widowed /divorced daughter shall be eligible for family pension irrespective of her age at the time of becoming widow / divorcee subject to fulfillment of certain conditions, including the income criterion, as stipulated in the relevant provisions of Railway Services [Pension] Rules, 1993 and the orders issued thereunder.
[ii] Whether the divorced / widowed daughter is eligible for family pension even after the cessation of pension / family pension to the employee /widow / dependents  [when all the members of the family cease to draw family pension and there is a gap of one or more years]. Yes; Divorced /widowed daughter will be eligible for family pension after the cessation of pension /family pension to the employee /widow.  The orders shall, however, apply prospectively as and when such a contingency happens.
[iii] Whether the divorced / widowed daughter is eligible for family pension even when she has  children who are gainfully employed Yes; The criteria as provided in the rule is that the income of the divorced /widowed daughter should not exceed Rs.2550/- p.m. from employment in the govt., the private sector, self employment, etc. The main consideration here is whether she is earning more than Rs.2550/- p.m. or not.
[iv] How the claim of an elder daughter becoming widow or getting divorced while her younger widowed /divorced sister is already in receipt of family pension, is to be regulated? In such a situation the younger widowed/ divorced daughter may continue to draw the family pension for life.  The elder widowed/ divorced daughter would get the family pension only after the younger daughter who is in receipt of family pension, becomes ineligible by way of death / income criteria etc. as provided in the Rules.

 

 

 

RBE No.100/2008                                                                                                                                     

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2008/PM1/6 dated 22.08.2008   (RBE No.100/2008)

 

Sub: General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for filling up of  25% net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Gr.C categories – extension of  currency upto 31.03.2011.

….

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 currency of this scheme  was last extended up to 31.3.2008 vide this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)I-2005/PM2/1 dt. 06.05.2005. 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 31.03.2011 on existing  terms and conditions.

 

 

RBE No. 94/2008 

Bd’s letter No. E[W]2008 PS 5-1/31 dated 11.08.2008 (RBE No. 94/2008)

 

Sub:  Entitlement for travel alone in First AC coupe in respect of Gold Pass holders in trains other than Rajdhani Express.

….

Instructions  were issued vide Board’s letter No. E[W]93 PS 5-1/1 dated 16.02.2004 providing that Gold Pass holders traveling on duty by Rajdhani Express trains are entitled for I-AC coupe accommodation even when they travel alone and they can also take their family members in the coupe [ 2 berths].  It has been decided by Board that similar facility may also be extended to Gold Pass holders in trains other than Rajdhani /Shatabdi trains.  It has therefore been decided to amend the first item in respect of Gold Pass holders under Column 3 “conditions of entitlement” in Schedule I – Duty Pass of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] as per Advance Correction Slip No. 59.

 

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

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Advance Correction Slip No. 59 to the Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993]

 

The first item in respect of Gold Pass holders under Column 3 – “Conditions of entitlement” in Schedule I – Duty Pass of Railway Servants [Pass] Rules, 1986 [Second Edition, 1993] may be amended as under:

 

Gold Pass holder while traveling with members of his family is entitled to travel in any class over Indian Railways.

 

Note:-  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 A.C. Sleeper / First Class   or

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

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

 

[Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E[W]2008 PS 5-1/31 dated 11.08.2008 ]

RBE No.103/2008

  Railway Board’s Notification No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/I dated 04.09.2008
(RBE No.103/2008)


MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

[RAILWAY BOARD]

 

NOTIFICATION

 

New Delhi, the   4TH   September, 2008

 

GSR: 643[E]  In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309, of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules, namely : –

 

1.         Short title and commencement

(1)       These rules may be called the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

 

(2)           They shall be deemed to have come into force on the 1st day of January, 2006.

 

2.         Categories of Railway servants  to whom the rules apply: –

 

(1)        Save as otherwise provided by or under these rules, these rules shall apply to persons appointed to Railway services.

 

(2)        These rules shall not apply to : –

 

(i)                   Permanent employees of former Indian States absorbed in Railway Services  so long as such persons continue  to be governed by the pre-absorption conditions of service under the Railway services

 

(ii)                 persons locally recruited for service in Diplomatic, Consular or other Indian establishments in foreign countries;

 

(iii)                persons not in whole-time employment;

 

(iv)                persons paid out of contingencies;

 

(v)                  persons paid otherwise than on a monthly basis including those paid only on a piece-rate basis;

 

(vi)                persons employed on contract except where the contract provides otherwise;

 

(vii)               persons re-employed in Railway service after retirement;

 

(viii)             any other class or category of persons whom the President  may, by order, specifically exclude from the operation of all or any of the provisions contained in these rules.

 

3.         Definitions – In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires –

 

(1)                 “existing basic pay” means pay drawn in the prescribed existing scale of pay, including stagnation increment(s), but does not include any other type of pay like ‘special pay’, etc.

 

(2)                 “existing scale” in relation to a Railway servant means the present scale applicable to the post held by the Railway servant (or, as the case may be, personal scale applicable to him) as on the 1st day of January, 2006 whether in a substantive or officiating capacity.

 

Explanation–     In the case of a Railway  servant, who was on the 1st day of January, 2006 on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service, or who would have on that date officiated in one or more lower posts but for his officiating in a higher post, “existing scale” includes the scale applicable to the post which he would have held but for his being on deputation out of India or on leave or on foreign service or, as the case may be, but for his officiating in a higher post;

 

(3)                 “existing emoluments” mean the sum of (i) existing basic pay, (ii) dearness pay appropriate to the basic pay and (iii) dearness allowance appropriate to the basic pay + dearness pay at index average 536 (1982=100).

 

(4)                 “present scale” in relation to any post/grade specified in column 2 of the First Schedule means the scale of pay specified against that post in column 3 thereof;

 

(5)                 “pay in the pay band” means pay drawn in the running pay bands specified in Column 5 of the First Schedule.

 

(6)                 “grade pay” is the fixed amount corresponding to the pre-revised pay scales/ posts.

 

(7)                  “revised pay structure” in relation to any post specified in column 2 of the First Schedule means the pay band and grade pay specified against that post or the pay scale specified in column 5 & 6 thereof, unless a different revised pay band and grade pay or pay scale is notified separately for that post.

 

(8)                 “basic pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay band plus the applicable grade pay but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

 

In the case of Railway servants  in the pay scales of HAG+, apex scale, basic pay means the pay in the prescribed scale.

 

 

(9)                 “revised emoluments” means the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay of a Railway servant in the revised pay structure or the basic pay in HAG+ & above and includes the revised non-practising allowance, if any, admissible to him, in addition.

 

(10)             “Schedule” means a schedule annexed to these rules.

 

4.         Scale of pay of posts –    The pay band and grade pay or the pay scale, as applicable, of every post/grade specified in column 2 of the First Schedule shall be as specified against it in column 5 & 6 thereof.

 

5.         Drawal of pay in the revised pay structure – Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Railway servants hall draw pay in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed;

 

Provided that a Railway servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing scale until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increment in the existing scale or until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in that scale.

 

Provided further that in cases where a Railway servant has been placed in a higher pay scale between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of these Rules on account of promotion, upgradation of pay scale etc., the Railway servant may elect to switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion, upgradation, etc.

 

Explanation 1 –     The option to retain the existing scale under the provisos to this rule shall be admissible only in respect of one existing scale.

 

Explanation 2  –    The aforesaid option shall not be admissible to any person appointed to a post on or after the 1st day of January, 2006, whether for the first time in Railway  service or by transfer from another post and he shall be allowed pay only in the revised pay structure.

 

Explanation 3  –    Where a Railway servant exercises the option under the provisos to this rule to retain the existing scale in respect of a post held by him in an officiating capacity on a regular basis for the purpose of regulation of pay in that scale under Rule 1313 FR 22 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume II ,  or any other rule or order applicable to that post, his substantive pay shall be substantive pay which he would have drawn had he retained the existing scale in respect of the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien had his lien not been suspended or the pay of the officiating post which has acquired the character of substantive pay in accordance with any order for the time being in force, whichever is higher.

 

6.         Exercise of Option –

 

(1)                 The option under the provisos to Rule 5 shall be exercised in writing in the form appended to the Second Schedule so as to reach the authority mentioned in sub rule (2) within three months of the date of publication of these rules or where an existing scale has been revised by any order made subsequent to that date, within three months of the date of such order.

 

 

Provided that –

 

(i)           in the case of a Railway servant who is, on the date of such publication or, as the case may be, date of such order, out of India on leave or deputation or foreign service or active service, the said option shall be exercised in writing so as to reach the said authority within three months of the date of his taking charge of his post in India; and

 

(ii)        where a Railway servant is under suspension on the 1st day of January, 2006 , the option may be exercised within three months of the date of his return to his duty if that date is later than the date prescribed in this sub-rule.

 

(2)                 The option shall be intimated by the Railway servant to the Head of his Office.

 

(3)                 If the intimation regarding option is not received within the time mentioned in sub-rule (1), the Railway servant shall be deemed to have elected to be governed by the revised pay structure with effect on and from the 1st day of January, 2006.

 

(4)                 The option once exercised shall be final.

 

Note 1  –      Persons whose services were terminated on or after the 1st January, 2006 and who could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit, on account of discharge on the expiry of the sanctioned posts, resignation, dismissal or discharge or disciplinary grounds, are entitled to the benefits of this rule.

 

Note 2  –      Persons who have died on or after the 1st day of January, 2006 and could not exercise the option within the prescribed time limit are deemed to have opted for the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2006 or such later date as is most beneficial to their dependents, if the revised pay structure is more favourable and in such cases, necessary action for payment of arrears should be taken by the Head of Office.

 

Note 3  –      Persons who were on earned leave or any other leave on 1.1.2006 which entitled them to leave salary will be allowed the benefits of this rule.

 

7.         Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure:

 

(1)        The initial pay of a Railway servant who elects, or is deemed to have elected under sub-rule (3) of rule 6 to be governed by the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2006, shall, unless in any case the President by special order otherwise directs, be fixed separately in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which he holds a lien or would have held a lien if it had not been suspended, and in respect of his pay in the officiating post held by him, in the following manner, namely :-

           

(A)       in the case of all employees:-

 

(i)                   the pay in the pay band/pay scale will be determined by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding off the resultant figure to the next multiple of 10.

 

(ii)        if the minimum of the revised pay band/ pay scale is more than the amount arrived at as per (i) above, the pay shall be fixed at the minimum of the revised pay band/pay scale;

 

Provided further that:-

 

Where, in the fixation of pay, the pay of Railway servants  drawing pay at two or more consecutive stages in an existing scale gets bunched, that is to say, gets fixed in the revised pay structure at the same stage in the pay band, then, for every two stages so bunched, benefit of one increment shall be given so as to avoid bunching of more than two stages in the revised running pay bands. For this purpose, the increment will be calculated on the pay in the pay band.  Grade pay would not be taken into account for the purpose of granting increments to alleviate bunching.

 

In the case of pay scales in higher administrative grade (HAG) in the pay band PB-4, benefit of increments due to bunching shall be given taking into account all the stages in different pay scales in this grade.  In the case of HAG+ scale, benefit of one increment for every two stages in the pre-revised scale will be granted in the revised pay scale.

 

If by stepping up of the pay as above, the pay of a Railway servant gets fixed at a stage in the revised pay band/ pay scale (where applicable) which is higher than the stage in the revised pay band at which the pay of a Railway servant who was drawing pay at the next higher stage or stages in the same existing scale is fixed, the pay of the latter shall also be stepped up only to the extent by which it falls short of that of the former.

 

(iii)       The pay in the pay band will be determined in the above manner.  In addition to the pay in the pay band, grade pay corresponding to the existing scale will be payable.

 

Note Illustration 1 on the above is provided in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.

 

(B)       In the case of employees who are in receipt of special pay/allowance in addition to pay in the existing scale which has been recommended for replacement by a pay band and grade pay without any special pay/allowance, pay shall be fixed in the revised pay structure in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above.

 

(C)                In the case of employees who are in receipt of special pay component with any other nomenclature in addition to pay in the existing scales, such as personal pay for promoting small family norms, special pay to Parliament Assistants, Central (Deputation on Tenure) Allowance, etc., and in whose case the same has been replaced in the revised pay structure with corresponding allowance/pay at the same rate or at a different rate, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above.  In such cases, the allowance at the new rate as recommended shall be drawn in addition to pay in the revised pay structure from the date specified in the individual notifications related to these allowances.

 

(D)                In the case of medical officers who are in receipt of non-practising allowance, the pay in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in accordance with the provisions of clause (A) above except that, in such cases, the pre-revised dearness allowance appropriate to the non-practising allowance admissible at index average 536 (1982 = 100) shall be added while fixing the pay in the revised pay band, and in such cases, non-practising allowance at the new rates shall be drawn with effect from 1.1.2006 or the date of option for revised pay structure, in addition to the pay so fixed in the revised pay structure.  Illustration 2 in this regard is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.

 

Note 1 –       (a) In the case of Group D employees, the pay in the revised pay structure will be fixed initially in the -1S pay band as per Clause (A) above with the appropriate grade pay and arrears paid accordingly.  Thereafter, pay of such of those Group D employees who already possess the revised minimum qualifications recommended by the Commission prescribed for entry into PB-1 would be fixed with effect from 1.1.2006 in PB-1 with grade pay of Rs.1800.

 

       (b) Such of those existing Group D employees who do not possess the revised minimum qualifications for entry into PB-1 would be retrained by the concerned Department preferably within a period of six months so that payment of arrears on account of upgradation are not delayed.  After re-training, these Group D staff will also be placed in the Pay Band PB-1 with the grade pay of Rs.1800 with effect from 1.1.2006 and arrears drawn accordingly.  Once placed in the PB-1 Pay Band, this category of Group D staff will regain their seniority vis-à-vis the other category of Group D staff that already possessed the minimum qualifications and were, therefore, placed in the PB-1 Pay Band as on 1.1.2006.  Inter-se seniority of all the employees in erstwhile Group D will be fully maintained with Group D employee in a higher pre-revised pay scale being placed higher vis-à-vis an employee in a lower pay scale.  Within the same pre-revised pay scale, seniority which existed prior to revision would continue.

 

(c) Arrears shall be payable with effect from 1.1.2006 in both the cases i.e. to those Group D employees who possess the qualifications and are placed in PB-1 straight away and those Group D employees who do not possess the qualifications and are placed after re-training. Illustration 3 in regard to fixation of pay for Group D staff is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.

 

Note 2 A –    Where a post has been upgraded as a result of the recommendations of the Sixth CPC as indicated in the Schedule to these Rules, the fixation of pay in the applicable  pay band will be done in the manner prescribed in accordance with Clause (A) (i) and (ii) of Rule 7 by multiplying the existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding the resultant figure to the next multiple of ten. The grade pay corresponding to the upgraded scale will be payable in addition. Illustration 4 A in this regard is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.

 

Note 2 B- In the case of merger of pay scales, pay in the revised pay bands will be fixed in the manner prescribed in accordance with clause [A][i] and [ii] of Rule 7 by multiplying the existing basic  pay as on 1.1.2006 by a factor of 1.86 and rounding the resultant figure to the next multiple of ten. The grade pay corresponding to the merged scale will be payable in addition. Illustration 4 B in this regard is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules.

 

Note 3  –      A Railway servant who is on leave on the 1st day of January, 2006 and is entitled to leave salary shall become entitled to pay in the revised pay structure from 1.1.2006 or the date of option for the revised pay structure.  Similarly, where a Railway servant is on study leave on the first day of January, 2006 he will be entitled to the benefits under these Rules from 1.1.2006 or the date of option.

 

Note 4 –       A Railway servant under suspension, shall continue to draw subsistence allowance based on existing scale of pay and his pay in the revised pay structure will be subject to the final order on the pending disciplinary proceedings.

 

Note 5  –      Where a Railway servant is holding a permanent post and is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the scales applicable to these two posts are merged into one scale, the pay shall be fixed under this sub-rule with reference to the officiating post only, and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay.

 

The provisions of this Note shall apply mutatis mutandis, to Railway servants  holding in an officiating capacity, posts on different existing scales which have been replaced by the revised pay structure.

 

Note 6 –       Where the `existing emoluments’ exceed the revised emoluments in the case of any Railway servant, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

 

Note 7   –     Where in the fixation of pay under sub-rule (1), the pay of a Railway  servant, who, in the existing scale was drawing immediately before the 1st day of January, 2006 more pay than another Railway servant junior to him in the same cadre, gets fixed in the revised pay band at a stage lower than that of such junior, his pay shall be stepped upto the same stage in the revised pay band as that of the junior.

 

Note 8  –      Where a Railway servant is in receipt of personal pay on the 1st day of January, 2006, which together with his existing emoluments exceeds the revised emoluments, then, the difference representing such excess shall be allowed to such Railway servant as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay.

 

Note 9 –       In the case of employees who are in receipt of personal pay for passing Hindi Pragya, Hindi Typewriting, Hindi Shorthand and such other examinations under the “Hindi Teaching Scheme”, or on successfully undergoing training in cash and accounts matters prior to the 1st day of January, 2006, while the personal pay shall not be taken into account for purposes of fixation of  initial pay in the revised pay structure, they would continue to draw personal pay after fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure on and from the 1st day of January, 2006 or subsequently for the period for which they would have drawn it but for the fixation of their pay in the revised pay structure.  The quantum of such personal pay would be paid at the appropriate rate of increment in the revised pay structure from the date of fixation of pay for the period for which the employee would have continued to draw it.

 

Explanation  –       For the purpose of this Note, “appropriate rate of increment in the revised pay structure” means 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay at the stage at which the pay of the employee is fixed in the revised pay structure.

 

Note 10  –     In cases where a senior Railway servant promoted to a higher post before the 1st day of January, 2006 draws less pay in the revised pay structure than his junior who is promoted to the higher post on or after the 1st day of January, 2006, the pay in the pay band of the senior Railway servant should be stepped up to an amount equal to the pay in the pay band as fixed for his junior in that higher post.  The stepping up should be done with effect from the date of promotion of the junior Railway servant subject to the fulfillment of the following conditions, namely: –

 

(a)          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.

 

(b)          the pre-revised scale of pay and the revised grade pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical.

 

(c)          the senior Railway servants  at the time of promotion should have been drawing equal or more pay than the junior.

 

(d)          the anomaly should be directly as a result of the application of the provisions of FR 22 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume II or any other rule or order regulating pay fixation on such promotion in the revised pay structure.  If even in the lower post, the junior officer was drawing more pay in the pre-revised scale than the senior by virtue of any advance increments granted to him, provision of this Note need not be invoked to step up the pay of the senior officer.

 

(2)       Subject to the provisions of rule 5, if the pay as fixed in the officiating post under sub-rule (1) is lower than the pay fixed in the substantive post, the former shall be fixed at the stage next above the substantive pay.

 

8.         Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure of employees appointed as fresh recruits on or after 1.1.2006 – Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of these Rules indicates the entry level pay in the pay band at which the pay of direct recruits to a particular post carrying a specific grade pay will be fixed on or after 1.1.2006.

 

This will also be applied in the case of those recruited between 1.1.2006 and the date of issue of this Notification.  In such cases, where the emoluments in the pre-revised pay scale(s) [i.e., basic pay in the pre-revised pay scale(s) plus Dearness Pay plus Dearness Allowance applicable on the date of joining] exceeds the sum of the pay fixed in the revised pay structure and the applicable dearness allowance thereon, the difference shall be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increments in pay.

 

9.         Rate of increment in the revised pay structure –The rate of increment in the revised pay structure will be 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and grade pay applicable, which will be rounded off to the next multiple of 10.  The amount of increment will be added to the existing pay in the pay band.   Illustration 5 in this regard is in the Explanatory Memorandum to these Rules. In the case of PB-3, variable rates of increment at 3% and 4% have been provided.  The higher rate of increment will be granted to not more than 20% of the strength of officers in PB-3.

 

Separate instructions in regard to variable increment will be issued through executive orders.

 

10.        Date of next increment in the revised pay structure  – There will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year.  Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

 

Provided that in the case of persons who had been drawing maximum of the existing scale for more than a year as on the 1st day of January, 2006, the next increment in the revised pay structure shall be allowed on the 1st day of January, 2006.  Thereafter, the provision of Rule 10 would apply.

 

Provided that in cases where an employee reaches the maximum of his pay band, shall be placed in the next higher pay band after one year of reaching such a maximum.  At the time of placement in the higher pay band, benefit of one increment will be provided.  Thereafter, he will continue to move in the higher pay band till his pay in the pay band reaches the maximum of PB-4, after which no further increments will be granted.

 

Note 1  –      In cases where two existing scales, one being a promotional scale for the other, are merged, and the junior Government servant, now drawing his pay at equal or lower stage in the lower scale of pay, happens to draw more pay in the pay band in the revised pay structure than the pay of the senior Railway servant in the existing higher scale, the pay in the pay band of the senior Railway servant hall be stepped up to that of his junior from the same date and he shall draw next increment in accordance with Rule 10.

 

11.        Fixation of pay in the revised pay structure subsequent to the 1st day of January, 2006.  –  Where a Railway servant continues to draw his pay in the existing scale and is brought over to the revised pay structure from a date later than the 1st day of January, 2006, his pay from the later date in the revised pay structure shall be fixed in the following manner:-

 

(i)                   Pay in the pay band will be fixed by adding the basic pay applicable on the later date, the dearness pay applicable on that date and the pre-revised dearness allowance based on rates applicable as on 1.1.2006.  This figure will be rounded off to the next multiple of 10 and will then become the pay in the applicable pay band.  In addition to this, the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale will be payable. Where the Railway servant is in receipt of special pay or non-practising allowance, the methodology followed will be as prescribed in Rule 7 (i), (B),  (C) or (D) as applicable, except that the basic pay and dearness pay to be taken into account will be the basic pay and dearness pay applicable as on that date but dearness allowance will be calculated as per rates applicable on 1.1.2006.

12.        Fixation of pay on reappointment after the 1st day of January, 2006 to a post held prior to that date  –  A Railway servant who had officiated in a post prior to the 1st day of January, 2006 but was not holding that post on that date and who on subsequent appointment to that post draws pay in the revised pay structure shall be allowed the benefit of the proviso to Fundamental Rule 22, to the extent it would have been admissible had he been holding that post on the 1st day of January, 2006, and had elected the revised pay structure on and from that date.

 

13.        Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 1.1.2006 – In the case of promotion from one grade pay to another in the revised pay structure, the fixation will be done as follows:-

 

(i)              One increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in the pay band and the existing grade pay will be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of 10.  This will be added to the existing pay in the pay band. The grade pay corresponding to the promotion post will thereafter be granted in addition to this pay in the pay band.  In cases where promotion involves change in the pay band also, the same methodology will be followed.  However, if the pay in the pay band after adding the increment is less than the minimum of the higher pay band to which promotion is taking place, pay in the pay band will be stepped to such minimum.

 

(ii)            In the case of promotion from PB-4 to HAG+, after adding one increment in the manner prescribed in Rule 9, the pay in the pay band and existing grade pay will be added and the resultant figure will become the basic pay in HAG+. This shall not exceed Rs. 80,000, the maximum of the scale. For Railway servants  in receipt of NPA, pay plus NPA will not exceed Rs. 85,000.

 

14.        Mode of payment of arrears of pay  –  The arrears shall be paid in cash in two instalments.  The first instalment should be restricted to 40% of the total arrears. The remaining 60% of arrears should be paid during the next financial year.

 

Explanation –        For the purposes of this rule:

 

(a)     “arrears of pay” in relation to a Railway servant, means the difference between:

 

(i)       the aggregate of the pay and allowances to which he is entitled on account of the revision of his pay and allowances under these rules, for the relevant period.  Revised allowances (except for dearness allowance and non-practising allowance) will be payable only with effect from 1.9.2008; and

 

(ii)      the aggregate of the pay and allowances to which he would have been entitled (whether such pay and allowances had been received or not) for that period had his pay and allowances not been so revised.

 

(b)      “relevant period” means the period commencing on the 1st day of January, 2006 and ending with the 31st August, 2008.

 

15.        Overriding effect of Rules –  The provisions of the Railway Fundamental rules, the Railway Services (Revision of Pay) Rules, 1947, the Railway Services (Authorised Pay )  Rules, 1960, the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1973, Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986 and Railway Services  (Revised Pay) Rules, 1997 shall not, save as otherwise provided in these rules, apply to cases where pay is regulated under these rules, to the extent they are inconsistent with these rules.

 

16.        Power to relax  –  Where the President is satisfied that the operation of all or any of the provisions of these rules causes undue hardship in any particular case, he may, by order, dispense with or relax the requirements of that rule to such extent and subject to such conditions as he may consider necessary for dealing with the case in a just and equitable manner.

 

17.        Interpretation  –  If any question arises relating to the interpretation of any of the provisions of these rules, it shall be referred to the Railway Board for decision.

 

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

(SEE RULES 3 & 4)

 

PART – A

Section I

Revised Pay structure for posts carrying scales in Group ‘D’, ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’, except posts for which different revised pay structure is notified separately, in the offices of [1] Railway Board Secretariat, [2] Railway Staff College, Vadodara, [3] Railway Rates Tribunal, Chennai, [4] Railway Claims Tribunal, New Delhi, [5] Rail Movements [Coal], Calcutta, [6] All Railway Recruitment Boards, [7] Indian Railway Institute of Signal Engineering & Telecommunication, Secunderabad  [8] Indian Railway Institute of Civil Engineering, Pune [9] Indian Railway Institute of Electrical Engineering, Nasik, [10] Indian Railway Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Jamalpur, [11] Centre for Advanced Maintenance Technology, Gwalior [12] J.R. RPF Academy, Lucknow [13] Indian Railway Institute of Transportation Management, Lucknow .

(In Rs.)

Present Scale

Revised Pay Structure

Sl. No.

Post/ Grade

Present Scale

Name of Pay Band/ Scale

Corresponding Pay Bands/ Scales

Corresponding Grade Pay

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1

S-1

2550-55-2660-60-3200

-1S

4440-7440

1300

2

S-2

2610-60-3150-65-3540

-1S

4440-7440

1400

3

S-2A

2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1600

4

S-3

2650-65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1650

5

S-4

2750-70-3800-75-4400

PB-1

5200-20200

1800

6

S-5

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB-1

5200-20200

1900

7

S-6

3200-85-4900

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

8

S-7

4000-100-6000

PB-1

5200-20200

2400

9

S-8

4500-125-7000

PB-1

5200-20200

2800

10

S-9

5000-150-8000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

11

S-10

5500-175-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

12

S-10A

6000-190-9800

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

13

S-12

6500-200-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

14

S-13

7450-225-11500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

15

S-14

7500-250-12000

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

16

S-15

8000-275-13500

PB-2

9300-34800

5400

17 New Scale 8000-275-13500

(Group A Entry)

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

18

S-19

10000-325-15200

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

19

S-21

12000-375-16500

PB-3

15600-39100

7600

20

S-24

14300-400-18300

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

21

S-26

16400-450-20000

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

22

S-27

16400-450-20900

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

23

S-29

18400-500-22400

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

24

S-30

22400-525-24500

PB-4

37400-67000

12000

25

S-31

22400-600-26000

HAG+ Scale

75500- (annual increment @ 3%) -80000

Nil

26

S-32

24050-650-26000

HAG+ Scale

75500- (annual increment @ 3%) -80000

Nil

27

S-33

26000 (Fixed)

Apex Scale

80000 (Fixed)

Nil

Notes:

[i]         The revised pay structure is applicable for all categories of Railway servants irrespective of their designations strictly on the basis of the existing scales of pay except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

[ii]         Group ‘B’ gazetted officers in the existing scale of Rs.8000-13500 in all the Organised Services will be granted Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 retaining the existing classification of Group ‘B’ gazetted.

[iii]        The existing classification of Railway servants in Group ‘D’,  ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’ on the basis of the existing scales of pay will continue in the revised pay structure till further orders except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].  No change in the classification should be made in the revised scales.

Section II

Entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006

PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

1,800

5,200

7,000

1,900

5,830

7,730

2,000

6,460

8,460

2,400

7,510

9,910

2,800

8,560

11,360

PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

4,200

9,300

13,500

4,600

12,540

17,140

4,800

13,350

18,150

PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

5,400

15,600

21,000

6,600

18,750

25,350

7,600

21,900

29,500

PB-4 (Rs.37400-67000)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

8,700

37,400

46,100

8,900

40,200

49,100

10,000

43,000

53,000

12,000

47,100

59,100

 

Part B

REVISED PAY BANDS AND GRADE PAYS FOR CERTAIN SPECIFIED POSTS IN RAILWAY BOARD’S OFFICE.

                                                                                (In Rupees)

Sl. No.

Post

Present scale

Revised Pay Scale

Corresponding Pay Band & Grade Pay

Pay Band

Grade Pay

 

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1 Section Officer of RBSS and PS of RBSSS [Group B Gazetted ]

6500-10500

8000-13500 [Group B Gazetted ] (on completion of four years)

7500-12000

8000-13500

(on completion of four years)

PB-2

PB-3

4800

5400

(on completion of 4 years). They will retain the existing classification of Group ‘B’

 

THE SECOND SCHEDULE

Form of Option

 

[See Rule 6(1)]

 

 

*(i)        I _______________________________________hereby elect the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January, 2006.

 

*(ii)       I _______________________________________ hereby elect to continue on the existing scale of pay of my substantive/officiating post mentioned below until:

 

* the date of my next increment

The date of my subsequent increment

raising my pay to Rs.

I vacate or cease to draw pay in the existing scale.

The date of my promotion to ______________

 

Existing Scale __________________________________

 

Signature ____________________________

Name _______________________________

Designation___________________________

Office in which employed_____________________________________

Date:

Station:

 

*   To be scored out, if not applicable.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

 

Received from Shri /Smt/Kum_____________________________*S/o, D/o, W/o________________________ Designation ______________________office / Station __________________ an option :

 

 

*(i)        electing  the revised pay structure with effect from 1st January, 2006.

 

*(ii)       electing to continue on the existing scale of pay of my substantive/officiating post mentioned below until:

 

 

* the date of his next increment

*The date of his subsequent increment     raising his pay to Rs.

he vacates or ceases to draw pay in the existing scale.

The date of hispromotion to ______________

 

Existing Scale __________________________________

 

Signature ____________________________

Name _______________________________

Designation___________________________

Office in which employed_____________________________________

Date:

Station:

 

*   To be scored out, if not applicable.

 

The First Schedule relates to  only  posts in the Office of the Railway Board and its attached and subordinate offices.  The schedule in respect of posts of Railways, Production Units, Projects Units and other offices is being issued separately under executive orders.

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MEMORANDUM EXPLANATORY TO THE RAILWAY SERVICES

(REVISED PAY ) RULES , 2008

 

 

Rule 1   – This rule is self-explanatory.

 

Rule 2   – This rule lays down the categories of employees to whom the rules apply.  Except for the categories excluded under clause (2), the rules are applicable to all persons under the rule making control of the President serving under the administrative control of the Railway Board.

 

Rule 3   & 4 – These rules are self-explanatory.

 

Rule 5   – The intention is that all Railway servants should be brought over to the revised pay structure except those who elect to draw pay in the existing scales.  Those who exercise the option to continue on the existing scales of pay will continue to draw the dearness allowance at the rates in force on the 1st January, 2006 and the dearness allowance will count towards the emoluments for pension, etc. to the extent it so counted on the said date.  If a Railway servant is holding a permanent post in a substantive capacity and officiating in a higher post, or would have officiated in one or more posts but for his being on deputation etc., he has the option to retain the existing scale only in respect of one scale.  Such a Railway servant may retain the existing scale applicable to a permanent post or any one of the officiating posts.  In respect of the remaining posts he will necessarily have to be brought over to the revised pay structure.

 

Rule 6   – This rule prescribes the manner in which option has to be exercised and also the authority who should be apprised of such option.  The option has to be exercised in the appropriate form appended to the rules.  It should be noted that it is not sufficient for a Railway servant to exercise the option within the specified time limit but also to ensure that it reaches the prescribed authority within the time limit.  In the case of persons who are outside India at the time these rules are promulgated, the period within which the option has to be exercised is three months from the date they take over charge of the post in India.  In the case of Railway servants the revised pay structure of whose posts are announced subsequent to the date of issue of these rules, the period of three months will run from the date of such announcement.

 

Persons who have retired between 1st January 2006 and the date of issue of these rules are also eligible to exercise option.

 

Rule 7(1) – This rule deals with the actual fixation of pay in the existing scales on 1st January, 2006.  A few illustrations indicating the manner in which pay of Railway servants  should be fixed under this sub-rule subject to stepping up of pay under Notes below rule 7(1) are given in the attached Annexure.

 

Rule 7(2) – The benefit of this rule is not admissible in cases where a Railway servant has elected the revised pay structure in respect of his substantive post, but has retained the existing scale in respect of an officiating post.

 

Rule 8   – This Rule prescribes the method of fixation of pay of employees appointed as fresh recruits on or after 1.1.2006.

 

Rule 9 & 10 – These rules prescribe the manner in which the next increment in the new scale should be regulated.  The provisos to this rule are intended to eliminate the anomalies of junior Railway servants  drawing more pay than their senior by the operation of substantive part of this rule and also taking care of the Railway servants  who have been drawing pay at the maximum of the existing scale for more than one year as on 1.1.2006 and also those Railway servants  who have been stagnating at the maximum of the existing scale and are actually in receipt of stagnation increment on ad hoc basis.

 

Rule 11 to 17 – These rules are self-explanatory.

 

Mathew John,

Secretary, Railway Board.

 

Illustration 1 : Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure

 

1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.4000-100-6000

 

2. Pay Band applicable PB-1 Rs.5200-20200

 

3. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 Rs.4800

 

4. Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 Rs. 8928 (Rounded off to Rs.8930)

 

5. Pay in the Pay Band PB-2 Rs.8930

 

6. Pay in the Pay Band after including benefit of bunching, if admissible

 

Rs.8930
7. Grade Pay attached to the scale

 

Rs.2400
8. Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.11330

 

 

 

Illustration 2 : Fixation of initial pay in the revised pay structure of medical officers

 

1. Existing Scale of Pay

 

Rs.10000-15200
2. Pay Band applicable

 

PB-3 Rs.15600-39100
3. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006

Dearness Pay [DP] on pay + NPA

25% NPA on Basic Pay + DP

Dearness Allowance [DA] @24%

Existing Emoluments

 

Rs.10000

Rs.6250

Rs.4063

Rs.4875 [24% of BP+DP+NPA]

Rs.25188 rounded off to Rs.25190

4. Revised Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 on Basic Pay

 

Rs.18600
5 DA on NPA

 

Rs.976 [24% of 4063]
6 Pay in the Pay Band attached to the scale

 

Rs.19580

[Rs.18600+Rs.976=Rs.19576 rounded off ]

7 Grade Pay attached to the scale

 

Rs.6600
8 Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.26180

 

 

9 Revised NPA Rs.6545

 

 

Illustration 3

 

Stage 1 : Initial fixation of Group D employee  in -1S

 

1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.2500-55-2660-60-3200

 

2. Pay Band applicable -1S Rs.4440-7440

 

3. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 Rs.2840

 

4. Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 Rs.5282 (Rounded off to Rs.5290)

 

5. Pay in the Pay Band Rs.5290

 

6. Pay in the Pay Band after including benefit of bunching, if admissible

 

Rs.5290
7. Grade Pay attached to the scale

 

Rs.1300
8. Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.6590

 

 

 

Stage 2 : Fixation of Group D employee possessing requisite qualification or after retraining

 

1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.2500-55-2660-60-3200
2. Pay Band applicable PB-1 Rs.5200-20200
3. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 Rs.2840
4. Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 Rs.5282 (Rounded off to Rs.5290)
5. Pay in the Pay Band PB-1 Rs.5290
6. Pay in the Pay Band after including benefit of bunching, if admissible Rs.5530
7. Grade Pay attached to the scale Rs.1800
8. Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.7330

 

 

Illustration 4 A : Pay fixation in cases where posts have been upgraded example posts in pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 3050-75-3950-80-4590 to 3200-85-4900 scale

 

1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.3050-4590

(Corresponding Grade Pay Rs.1900)

2. Pay Band applicable PB-1 Rs.5200-20200
3. Upgraded to the Scale of Pay Rs.3200-4900

(Corresponding Grade Pay Rs.2000)

4. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 Rs.3125
5. Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 Rs. 5813 (Rounded off to Rs.5820)
6. Pay in the Pay Band Rs.5820
7. Pay in the Pay Band after including

benefit of bunching in the pre-revised scale of Rs.3050-4590, if admissible

Rs.6060

 

8. Grade Pay attached to the scale of

Rs.3200-4900

Rs.2000
9. Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.8060

 

 

 

Illustration 4 B : Pay fixation in cases where pay scales have been merged example pre-revised pay scales of Rs. 5000-8000, 5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500
1. Existing Scale of Pay Rs.5000-150-8000
2. Pay Band applicable PB-2 Rs.9300-34800
3. Merged with the Scale of Pay Rs.6500-200-10500
4. Existing basic pay as on 1.1.2006 Rs.5600
5. Pay after multiplication by a factor of 1.86 Rs. 10416 (Rounded off to Rs.10420)
6. Pay in the Pay Band PB-2 Rs.10420
7. Pay in the Pay Band after including benefit of bunching, if admissible Rs.10420
8. Grade Pay attached to the scale of

Rs.6500-200-10500

Rs.4200
9. Revised basic pay – total of pay in the pay band and grade pay Rs.14620

 

 

 


Illustration 5 : Pay fixation on grant of increment in the revised pay structure 

 

1. Pay in the PB-2 Rs.9300
2. Grade Pay Rs.4200
3. Total of pay + grade pay Rs.13500
4. Rate of increment 3% of 3 above
5. Amount of increment Rs.405 rounded off to Rs.410
6. Pay in the pay band after increment Rs.9300 + 410
7. Pay after increment

 

Rs.9710
8. Grade pay applicable

 

Rs.4200

 

 

RBE No. 101/2008

  Bd’s letter No. E[NG]I-2006/PM7/21 dated 22.08.2008    (RBE No. 101/2008)

 

Sub: Promotion of non-gazetted staff in loco running cadre – posts of Goods Driver redesignated as Loco Pilots [Goods] 

….

In terms of provisions of this Ministry’s letter No. E[NG]I-94/PM7/16 Pt.I dated 1.5.96, whenever the Railways are unable to fill in the vacancies of Goods Driver through Shunters in terms of Board’s letters of same number dated 3.8.95 and dated 13.12.1995, Railways may, with the personal approval of General Manager, also consider First Fireman / Diesel/ Elect. Asstts. [including Shunters with less than 3 months service] for filling up the vacancies of Goods Drivers provided they have put in:-

 

i]    six years service [combined as Second Fireman and First Fireman / Diesel Asst./ Elect. Asstts.].

ii]    two years service as First Fireman / Diesel Asst./ Elect. Asstts; and

iii]   60,000 km. experience on foot-plate as First Fireman / Diesel Asst./ Elect. Asstts.

 

2.         In view of the fact that the posts of Second Fireman and First Fireman are no longer in existence, some of the Railways  are experiencing difficulties in filling up the posts of Goods Driver as per the conditions stipulated in letter dated 1.5.96.

 

3.         The matter has, accordingly, been considered by the Board and it has been decided that in the eventuality of non-availability of Shunters, General Managers may consider Diesel/Elect. Assistants { redesignated as Asstt. Loco Pilot [Diesel / Elect.]}  with 2 years service as Diesel Asstt. /Elect. Asstt.  and 60,000 km. experience on foot-plate for selection for promotion to the post of Loco Pilot [ Goods] subject to the following conditions:

 

i]    Suitability of such Asst. Loco Pilots to work independently as Driver {Loco Pilot [Goods]} shall be personally certified by the Mechanical/Electrical officer [as the case may be], incharge of Power of the Division concerned.

 

ii]    Such promotee drivers be placed under the supervision of a dedicated Loco Inspector for 5 trips or 500 kms of driving whichever is earlier;

 

iii]   For sections classified as ‘ghats’,  such promotee drivers may work with a regular driver as ‘co-driver’ for seven days or 1000 kms. whichever is later.

 

iv]   Provision of hands on training for independent loco driving to Diesel / Electrical Assistants in their induction and refresher courses shall be included in the course content for the promotional trainings.

 

v]   Training centres should be got equipped with simulators progressively.

***

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-94/PM7/16  dated 3.8.95 [RBE No. 84/95]

Sub: Promotion of staff in Loco running cadre – relaxation in two years rule – reg.

***

            As the Railways are aware, with a view to overcome the difficulties being experienced by the Railways in filling up vacancies of Goods Drivers due to non-availability of Shunters with two years service,  the condition of minimum service of two years in the immediate lower grade for promotion as Goods Driver was relaxed by the Board under their letter No. E[NG]I-84/PM7/43 dated 1.4.87.  Under this letter, First Firemen/Diesel/Electric Assistants in scale Rs. 950-1500 were also made eligible for promotion as Goods Driver in scale Rs.1350-2200, alongwith Shunters in scale Rs.1200-2040, subject to certain conditions.  This dispensation  was extended from time to time and was last valid upto 30.12.94.

 

2.         The feed back received from the Railways has revealed that the problem of shortage of eligible employees for promotion as Goods Drivers still continues to be faced by the Railways.  The matter has, therefore, been reviewed by the Board and in modification of the above instructions,  it has been decided that the two years’ service required as shunter for promotion as Goods Driver as per normal rules, may be relaxed, with the personal approval of the G.M. , upto three months, if so warranted in administrative interest.  However, only Shunters shall henceforth be considered for promotion as Goods Driver.

 

3.         It has also been decided by the Board that the two years’ service condition may be relaxed by the Railways in other loco running categories as well with the personal approval of the General Manager, whenever such relaxation is found to be inescapable in the interest of administration, subject to the condition of minimum service of one year in the immediate lower grade being enforced.

 

4.         In either case, if the difficulties are still faced by the Railways, they may refer the matter to the Board for consideration on a case to case basis.

 

5.         The above dispensation will be valid for a period of one year w.e.f. the date of issue or the revision of policy, whichever is earlier.

 

[This also disposes of S.C. Rly’s reference No. P/529/TP/LRS/Pt.III dt. 27.4.95]

****

Copy of Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-94/PM7/16/Pt.I  dated 1.5.96 [RBE No. 40/96]

Sub: Promotion of staff in Loco running cadre – post of Goods Drivers. 

***

            Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E[NG]I-94/PM7/16 dated 3.8.95 laying down that the posts of Goods Drivers in scale Rs.1350-2200 may be filled only by promotion of Shunters in scale Rs.1200-2040/Rs.1350-2200 with at least three months service in the grade and that for such promotion the residency period of two years in the lower grade for promotion to the next higher grade may be relaxed, with the personal approval of G.M. upto three months, if so warranted in administrative interest.  It was subsequently clarified vide Board’s letter No. E[NG]I/94/PM7/16 dated 13.12.95 that the relaxation of the residency period as above would mean that Shunters with 8 months of service or more as such will be eligible for being considered for the post of Goods Driver.

 

2.         Some of the Railways have brought to the notice of the Board that they are having difficulties in filling up the vacancies of Goods Drivers inspite of relaxation granted under Board’s letter dated 3.8.95 due to very small cadre of Shunters or due to refusal of Shunters for being considered for promotion as Goods Driver.

 

2.1       The Board have reviewed the matter and have decided as an interim measure, that whenever the Railways are unable to fill up the vacancies of Goods Drivers in terms of Board’s letters dated 3.8.95 and dated 13.12.95, the Railways may, with the personal approval of their General Manager also consider First Firemen/Diesel/Elect.Assts./ [including Shunters with less than 3 months service ] for filling up the vacancies of Goods Drivers provided they have put in:

 

[i]      six years service [combined as Second Fireman and First Fireman/Diesel Assistant/Electric Assistant];

[ii]      two years service as First Fireman/Diesel Assistant/Electric Assistant; and

[iii]     60,000 Kms. experience of foot-plate as First Fireman/Diesel Assistant/              Electric Assistant];

 

3.         The above dispensation will have prospective effect and will remain valid till further  orders in this regard.

 

 

RBE No.108/2008

Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/I dated 11.09.2008 (RBE No.108/2008)

Sub: Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008 – Schedules of Revised Scales of Pay.

***

            Reference Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008, notified vide G.S.R. No. 643-E dated 4.9.2008 and forwarded with Railway Board’s endorsement  No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 4.9.2008 on the above subject.

 

2.      Schedule in two parts viz. Annexure ‘A’ and ‘B’ showing the revised pay structure applicable to the various categories of Railway employees in Group ‘D’, ‘C’, ‘B’ and ‘A’ is enclosed.  Notification for Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ where higher replacement pay structure is to be given will be issued separately.  The revised pay structure take effect from 1st January, 2006.  The schedule has the sanction of the President.

 

3.      In terms of Rule 6 of the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008, Railway servants are required to exercise their options in the format appended as Second Schedule to the Rules.  The sequence of action to be taken on receipt of the option will be as follows:

 

[i]      The manner of initial fixation of pay in the revised pay structure has been indicated in Rule 7 of the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008.  On the basis of this Rule, detailed Fixation Tables for each stage in each of the pre-revised scales have been circulated by the Ministry of Finance under their OM No. F. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30.08.2008.  The Fixation Tables pertaining to the scales of pay structure as applicable in the First Schedule to the Ministry of Railways’ notification referred to above and Schedules annexed with this letter are enclosed as Annex-E of this letter.  These may be used for the purpose of fixation in the revised pay structure as on 1.1.2006.  The detailed Fixation Tables in respect of running staff are being issued separately.

 

[ii]      The Tables in Annex-E will be applicable in cases where the Government has approved normal replacement pay scales.  In cases of upgradation of posts and merger of pre-revised pay scales, fixation of pay will be done as prescribed in Note 2A and 2B below Rule 7[1] and in the manner indicated in illustration 4A & 4B   respectively of the  Explanatory Memorandum to   the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008.

 

[iii]     In terms of the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008, there shall be a uniform date of increment i.e. 1st July of the year after implementation of the revised pay structure.  Consequently in the case of employees whose date of next increment falls on 1.1.2006, the increment will be drawn in the pre-revised scale and pay fixed in accordance with the tables after including this increment.  The next increment in the revised pay structure in such cases will be drawn on 1st July 2006.

 

[iv]     On fixation of pay in the applicable revised pay bands and grade pay or in the pay scale, as the case may be pay and allowances for the month of September, 2008 [or wage period of September –October, 2008] may be drawn and paid on the basis of the revised pay structure and the applicable allowances thereon after deduction of enhanced subscription to the State Railway Provident Fund which will be calculated with reference to the revised basic pay.  Insofar as the employees who have joined on or after 1.1.2004 are concerned, the enhanced deductions  under the New Pension Scheme will be calculated with reference to the revised basic pay and DA thereon.

 

“Basic Pay” in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed pay band plus the applicable grade pay but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.  In the case of Government servants in the pay scales of HAG+ and above, basic pay means the pay in the prescribed scale.

 

[v]     Bills may be draw separately in respect of the arrears of pay and allowances for the period  from January 1, 2006   to August 31, 2008.  The aggregate  arrears computed after deduction of subscription at enhanced rates of SRPF and New Pension Scheme with reference to the revised pay, may be paid in two instalments, the first being restricted to 40% of the aggregate arrears.  DDOs/PAOs concerned will ensure that action is taken simultaneously in regard  to Government’s contribution towards enhanced subscription.  Orders in regard to the payment of the second instalment of arrears will be issued separately.

 

[vi]     Similar sequential action as indicated above may be taken for the authorization of the revised pay and allowances of those employees whose options might be received later.

 

4.      The revised rates of all allowances, such as House Rent Allowance, Transport Allowance, Children Education Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Special Duty Allowance etc. will be paid prospectively w.e.f. 1.09.08.  Accordingly, no arrears will be paid in respect of these allowances.  However, Dearness Allowance and Non-Practising Allowance for medical doctors  at rates notified separately, will be payable w.e.f. 1.1.2006 or from the date of option.

 

5.      With a view to expediting the authorization and disbursement of arrears, it has been decided that the arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay.  The facility to disburse the arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not, however, be available in respect of those Government servants who have relinquished service on account of dismissal, resignation, discharge, retirement etc. after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission’s recommendations but before the preparation and drawal of the arrear claims, as well as in respect of those employees who has expired prior to exercising their option for the drawal of pay in the revised scales.

 

6.      In order to ensure correct and systematic fixation of pay in the revised pay structure, a Proforma for the purpose [Statement of Fixation of Pay is enclosed [Annex-C].  The statement should be prepared in triplicate  and one copy thereof should be pasted in the Service Book of the Railway employee, the second copy kept for office record and the third copy to be set to the Accounts Officer for post check.  The instalment of Dearness Allowance sanctioned from 1.7.2006 onwards in the present scale will be adjusted against the instalments & Dearness Allowance payable under revised formula in the arrears on account of revision of pay scales.

 

7.      The requirement of pre-check of pay fixation having dispensed with, it is not unlikely that the arrears due in some cases may be computed incorrectly leading to overpayments that might have to be recovered subsequently.  The Drawing & Disbursing Officers should, therefore make it clear to the employees under their administrative control, while disbursing the arrears, that the payments are being made subject to adjustment from amounts that may be due to them subsequently should any discrepancies be noticed later.  For this purpose, an undertaking  may also be obtained in writing from every employee at the time of disbursement of the arrears/pay and allowances for September, 2008 [or wage period of September-October] to the effect that any excess payment that may be found to have been made as a result of incorrect fixation of pay in the revised scales will be refunded by him to Government either by adjustment against future payments or otherwise.  A specimen form of the undertaking is also enclosed [Annex-D].

 

8.      In authorizing the arrears, Income Tax due may also be deducted and credited to Government in accordance with the instructions on the subject.  In case a Government servant wishes to deposit his arrears in his State Railway Provident Fund account, this may be permitted.

 

9.      On receipt of the necessary options action for drawal and disbursement of arrears should be completed immediately.

 

           Annexure A

THE FIRST SCHEDULE

Section I

 

Revised Pay structure for posts carrying scales in Group ‘D’, ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’, except posts for which different revised pay structure is notified separately.

(In Rs.)

Present Scale

Revised Pay Structure

Sl. No.

Post/ Grade

Present Scale

Name of Pay Band/ Scale

Corresponding Pay Bands/ Scales

Corresponding Grade Pay

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

(5)

(6)

1

S-1

2550-55-2660-60-3200

-1S

4440-7440

1300

2

S-2

2610-60-3150-65-3540

-1S

4440-7440

1400

3

S-2A

2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1600

4

S-3

2650-65-3300-70-4000

-1S

4440-7440

1650

5

S-4

2750-70-3800-75-4400

PB-1

5200-20200

1800

6

S-5

3050-75-3950-80-4590

PB-1

5200-20200

1900

7

S-6

3200-85-4900

PB-1

5200-20200

2000

8

S-7

4000-100-6000

PB-1

5200-20200

2400

9

S-8

4500-125-7000

PB-1

5200-20200

2800

10

S-9

5000-150-8000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

11

S-10

5500-175-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

12

S-10A

6000-190-9800

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

13

S-12

6500-200-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

14

S-13

7450-225-11500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

15

S-14

7500-250-12000

PB-2

9300-34800

4800

16

S-15

8000-275-13500

PB-2

9300-34800

5400

17 New Scale 8000-275-13500

(Group A Entry)

PB-3

15600-39100

5400

18

S-19

10000-325-15200

PB-3

15600-39100

6600

19

S-21

12000-375-16500

PB-3

15600-39100

7600

20

S-24

14300-400-18300

PB-4

37400-67000

8700

21

S-26

16400-450-20000

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

22

S-27

16400-450-20900

PB-4

37400-67000

8900

23

S-29

18400-500-22400

PB-4

37400-67000

10000

24

S-30

22400-525-24500

PB-4

37400-67000

12000

25

S-31

22400-600-26000

HAG+ Scale

75500- (annual increment @ 3%) -80000

Nil

26

S-32

24050-650-26000

HAG+ Scale

75500- (annual increment @ 3%) -80000

Nil

27

S-33

26000 (Fixed)

Apex Scale

80000 (Fixed)

Nil

Notes:

[i]         The revised pay structure is applicable for all categories of Railway servants irrespective of their designations strictly on the basis of the existing scales of pay except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].

[ii]         Group ‘B’ gazetted officers in the existing scale of Rs.8000-13500 in all the Organised Services will be granted Grade Pay of Rs.5400 in PB-3 retaining the existing classification of Group ‘B’ gazetted.

[iii]        The existing classification of Railway servants in Group ‘D’,  ‘C’, ‘B’ & ‘A’ on the basis of the existing scales of pay will continue in the revised pay structure till further orders except as may be specifically prescribed otherwise by Ministry of Railways [Railway Board].  No change in the classification should be made in the revised scales.

 

Section II

Entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 1.1.2006

PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

1,800

5,200

7,000

1,900

5,830

7,730

2,000

6,460

8,460

2,400

7,510

9,910

2,800

8,560

11,360

PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

4,200

9,300

13,500

4,600

12,540

17,140

4,800

13,350

18,150

PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

5,400

15,600

21,000

6,600

18,750

25,350

7,600

21,900

29,500

PB-4 (Rs.37400-67000)

Grade pay

Pay in the

Pay Band

Total

8,700

37,400

46,100

8,900

40,200

49,100

10,000

43,000

53,000

12,000

47,100

59,100

Annexure to PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (PCVI)/2                                                              Annexure B

 

Revised Pay Band & Grade Pay of certain specified categories of Staff

 

ZONAL RAILWAYS/PRODUCTION UNITS

 

S. No.

Post

Present Scale

 

 

(Rs.)

Revised Pay Band & Grade Pay

Remarks

Name of Pay Band

Corresponding Pay Bands
(Rs.)

Grade Pay (Rs.)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

 

Important : See Notes at end of this  Annexure

 

 

1

COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

1.1

Commercial Clerks :

(i) Commercial Superintendent

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.2

Ticket Check Staff :

(i) Chief Ticket Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.3

Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk :

(i) Chief Enquiry & Reservation Supervisor

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.4

Commercial Inspectors :

(i) Comml. Inspector Grade-II (Marketing/Claims/Rates/R & D)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.5

Law Assistants :

(i) Law Assistant

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.6

Publicity Inspectors :

(i) Chief Publicity Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

1.7

Catering Inspectors :

(i) Chief Catering Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

2

TRAFFIC TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT

2.1

Station Masters :

(i) Dy. Station Superintendent

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

2.2

Controllers  :

(i) Dy. Chief Controller

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

3

RUNNING STAFF

3.1

Loco Running  :

(i) Loco Pilot (Mail)

6000-9800

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

(i) Additional Allowance Rs. 1000/-

 

 

(ii) Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr. I/ Sr. Motorman

6000-9800

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

(i) Merged (ii) Additional Allowance Rs. 500/-

(iii) Loco Pilot (Passenger) Gr. II/  Motorman

5500-9000

 

 

(iv) Loco Pilot (Goods) Gr. I

5500-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

i) Merged

(v) Loco Pilot (Goods) Gr. II

5000-8000

(vI) Loco Pilot (Shunting) Gr. I

5000-8000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

 

 

 

3.2

TRAFFIC RUNNING

(i) Mail Guard

5500-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

i) Additional Allowance Rs.500/-pm.

ii) Sr. Passenger Guard

5500-9000

PB-2

9300-34800

4200

i) merged

iii) Passenger Guard

5000-8000

Note: (i) DA WILL BE PAYABLE ON THE ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCE

 

 

4

CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT:

4.1

Technical Supervisors:

(i) Section Engineer

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

4.2

Drawing / Design Staff:

(i) SE(Drawing/Design)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

5

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

5.1

Technical Supervisors:

(i) Section Engineer

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

5.2

Drawing / Design Staff:

(i) SE(Drawing/Design)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

5.3

Loco Inspectors:

Loco Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

5.4

Loco Maintenance

i) Section Engineer (Loco)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

5.5

Chemical & Metallurgical Staff

Chemical & Metallurgical Superintendent Gr. II

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

 

6

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

6.1

Technical Supervisors:

(i) Section Engineer

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

6.2

Drawing / Design Staff:

(i) SE(Drawing/Design)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

6.3

Loco Inspectors:

Loco Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

6.4

Loco Maintenance

i) Section Engineer (Loco)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

7

SIGNAL & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

7.1

Technical Supervisors:

(i) Section Engineer

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

7.2

Drawing / Design Staff:

(i) SE(Drawing/Design)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

8

STORES DEPARTMENT

8.1

Technical Supervisors:

(i) Section Engineer(Printing)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

8.2

Depot Material Superintendent

Depot Material Supdt. Gr. I

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

9

MEDICAL DEPARTMENT

9.1

Lab Staff

i) Lab Supdt. Gr. I

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

9.2

Dietician

Sr. Dietician

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

10

GENERAL

10.1

Ministerial Staff (other than Accounts Department)

i) Office Supdt. – I

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

 

11

EDP Centre

11.1

Data processing Staff

i) Data processing Supdt.

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

 

12

Zonal  Railway (WORKSHOPS)/PUs

12.1

Time Keeping Staff: (separate cadre on ER,SER & DMW only)

i) Superintendent (Time keeping)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

 

13

RPF/RPSF:

i) Constable

3050-4590

PB-I

5200-20200

2000

ii) Head Constable

3200-4900

PB-I

5200-20200

2400

iii) Assistant Sub- Inspector

4000-6000

PB-I

5200-20200

2800

iv) Inspector

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

 

14

Categories specific to RDSO:

14.1

Section Research Engineer

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

14.2

Section Engineer (Design)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

14.3

Technical

Section Engineer (Mech. etc)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

14.4

M&C Directorate

i) Chemical & Metallurgical Supervisor Gr. II (Research)

6500-10500

PB-2

9300-34800

4600

 

Notes:

 

1)As the posts in existing scales Rs.5000-8000 and Rs. 5500-9000(where both exist) in the cadre of the specific categories specified in this annexure have been placed in identical grade pay Rs.4200 in PB-2(corresponding to existing Rs.6500-10500), unless otherwise specified they will stand merged along with functions. Rationalization of functions as also revised designations, AVC, Recruitment Rules, Classification as selection/non selection etc., as decided by the Railway Board, will be issued through separate orders.

 

2)In categories as given in this annexure where the existing Rs.6500-10500 is to be placed in higher replacement of Grade Pay Rs. 4600in PB-2 (corresponding to existing Rs 7450-11500), wherever posts already exist in the existing scale Rs. 7450-11500 (GP RS 4600 in PB-2) they will stand merged along with functions. Rationalization of functions as also revised designations. AVC, Recruitment Rules, classification as selection/ non selection etc, for the merged posts as well as for those posts in categories/ cadres where the apex grade pay of Rs.4600 has been introduced, will be issued by Railway Board separately.

 

3) In all other categories/cadres except where otherwise subsequently by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), the posts in the existing scales Rs. 5000-8000, Rs 5500-11500 will stand merged in Grade Pay Rs4200 in Pay Band 2 along with functions. Rationalization of functions as also revised designations, AVC, Recruitment Rules classification as selection/non selection etc., will be issued by Railway Board through separate orders.

 

4) Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission on Pay scales for certain other categories are under examination. Pending decision, the normal replacement pay structure as in the First Schedule would apply.

 

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Annexure-C

 

Statement of Fixation of Pay under Railway Services(Revised Pay)Rules, 2008

 

1(a)        Name of the Railway Servant                                      :

 

(b)          S/o, D/o                                                                                   :

 

(c)          Department                                                                              :

 

(d)          Station at which working                                                          :

 

2.            Designation of the post in which pay                           :

is to be fixed as on January 1, 2006

 

3. (a)      Status (Substantive /Officiating/Under ACP)                :

 

(b)          Whether running staff (Yes/No)                                               :

 

(c)          Whether Medical Officer (Yes/No)                               :

 

4.            Pre-revised scales (s) applicable for the post(in case :

More than one scale of pay is applicable for the post

And these have been merged in pursuance of the

Recommendation of the Sixth CPC in a single

revised scale, the scale of pay in which the employees

was actually drawing his pay should be specified.

 

5.           Existing emoluments as on January 1, 2006               :

 

(a)          Basic Pay (including Stagnation Increments, if any     :

 

(b)          Dearness Pay                                                              :

 

(c)          Dearness Allowance applicable at AICPI average       :

536 (1982=100)

 

(d)          Total existing emoluments [(a) to (c)]                           :

 

6.            Revised pay band and grade pay corresponding        :

to the pre-revised scale shown at Sl. No. 4 above

(in the case of HAG+and above the appropriate

Scale may be mentioned)

 

7.           Pay in the revised pay band/scale in which pay is       :

to be fixed as per the fitment table attached at

Annexure- (Table No____)

 

8.           Grade Pay to be applied in terms of Rule 4 of Rs        :

(RP) Rules, 2008

 

9.           Stepped up pay reference to the revised pay of Junior           :

If applicable [Notes 7 and 10 below Rule 7(I) of RS (RP)

Rules, 2008] Name and pay of the junior also to be

indicated distinctly.

 

10.         Revised Pay with reference to the Substantive Pay in :

Cases where the pay fixed in the officiating post is lower

Than the pay fixed in the substantive post if applicable

[Sub Rule) 2) of Rule7]

 

11.         Personal Pay, if any [Notes 6 and 8 below Rule 7 (I)] :

 

12.         Revised emoluments after fixation                                           :

 

(a)        Pay in the Revised Pay Band/Pay Scale                      :

 

(b)        Grade Pay                                                                               :

 

(c)        Special Pay, if admissible (Sub Rule 1(c) of                :

Rule 7)

 

(d)        Personal Pay, if admissible                                          :

 

(e)        Non-Practicing Allowance, if admissible [Sub Rule      :

1 (D) of Rule 7]

 

13.         Date of next increment (Rule 9 & 10) and pay grant of           :

Increment

 

 

Date of Increment                                                      Pay after Increment

 

Pay in the Pay Band/Scale Grade Pay(Wherever applicable
 

 

 

 

14.          Any other relevant information                                       :

 

 

             

              Date:                                                    Signature & Designation of Personnel Officer

 

 

 

                                                              Signature & Designation of the Associate Accounts Officer

 

 

Remarks of the Accounts Officer (Internal Audit)

 

Annexure-D

UNDERTAKING

 

I hereby undertake that any excess payment that may be found to have been made as a result of incorrect fixation of pay or nay excess payment detected in the light of discrepancies noticed subsequently will be refunded by me to the Government either by adjustment against future payments due to me or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

Signature: ————————-

Name: —————————–

Designation: ———————-

 

Date:

Station:

Annexure (E) to Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VI. 2008. I /RSRP/I dated: 11.09.08.

 

ANNEXURE-‘E’

Fitment Tables

 

Pre-revised scales (S-1)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2550-55-2660-60-3200                                            -1S Rs.4440-7440+ Rs.1300

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2,550

4,750

1,300

6,050

2605

4850

1,300

6150

2660

4950

1,300

6250

2720

5060

1,300

6360

2780

5180

1,300

6480

2840

5290

1,300

6590

2900

5400

1,300

6700

2960

5510

1,300

6810

3020

5620

1,300

6920

3080

5730

1,300

7030

3140

5840

1,300

7140

3200

5960

1,300

7260

3260

6070

1,300

7370

3320

6180

1,300

7480

3380

6290

1,300

7590

 

Pre-revised scales (S-2)                                                                        Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2610-60-3150-65-3540                                                        -1S Rs.4440-7440+ Rs.1400

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2610

4860

1400

6260

2670

4970

1400

6370

2730

5080

1400

6480

2790

5190

1400

6590

2850

5310

1400

6710

2910

5420

1400

6820

2970

5530

1400

6930

3030

5640

1400

7040

3090

5750

1400

7150

3150

5860

1400

7260

3215

5980

1400

7380

3280

6110

1400

7510

3345

6230

1400

7630

3410

6350

1400

7750

3475

6470

1400

7870

3540

6590

1400

7990

3605

6710

1400

8110

3670

6830

1400

8230

3735

6950

1400

8350

Pre-revised scales (S-2A)                                                          Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000                                         -1S Rs.4440-7440+ Rs.1600

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2610

4860

1600

6460

2670

4970

1600

6570

2730

5080

1600

6680

2790

5190

1600

6790

2850

5310

1600

6910

2910

5420

1600

7020

2975

5540

1600

7140

3040

5660

1600

7260

3105

5780

1600

7380

3170

5900

1600

7500

3235

6020

1600

7620

3300

6140

1600

7740

3370

6270

1600

7870

3440

6400

1600

8000

3510

6530

1600

8130

3580

6660

1600

8260

3650

6790

1600

8390

3720

6920

1600

8520

3790

7050

1600

8650

3860

7180

1600

8780

3930

7310

1600

8910

4000

7440

1600

9040

4070

7570

1600

9170

4140

7700

1600

9300

4210

7840

1600

9440

 

Pre-revised scales (S-3)                                                Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2650-65-3300-70-4000                               -1S Rs.4440-7440+ Rs.1650

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2650

4930

1650

6580

2715

5050

1650

6700

2780

5180

1650

6830

2845

5300

1650

6950

2910

5420

1650

7070

2975

5540

1650

7190

3040

5660

1650

7310

3105

5780

1650

7430

3170

5900

1650

7550

3235

6020

1650

7670

3300

6140

1650

7790

3370

6270

1650

7920

3440

6400

1650

8050

3510

6530

1650

8180

3580

6660

1650

8310

3650

6790

1650

8440

3720

6920

1650

8570

3790

7050

1650

8700

3860

7180

1650

8830

3930

7310

1650

8960

4000

7440

1650

9090

4070

7570

1650

9220

4140

7700

1650

9350

4210

7840

1650

9490

 

Fitment of existing Group D employees on upgradation to Group C

 

Pre-revised scales (S-1)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2550-55-2660-60-3200                                            PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2,550

5200

1,800

7000

2605

5200

1,800

7000

2660

5360

1,800

7160

2720

5360

1,800

7160

2780

5530

1,800

7330

2840

5530

1,800

7330

2900

5700

1,800

7500

2960

5700

1,800

7500

3020

5880

1,800

7680

3080

5880

1,800

7680

3140

6060

1,800

7860

3200

6060

1,800

7860

3260

6070

1,800

7870

3320

6180

1,800

7980

3380

6290

1,800

8090

 

Pre-revised scales (S-2)                                                                        Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2610-60-3150-65-3540                                                        PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2610

5200

1,800

7000

2670

5360

1,800

7160

2730

5360

1,800

7160

2790

5530

1,800

7330

2850

5530

1,800

7330

2910

5700

1,800

7500

2970

5700

1,800

7500

3030

5880

1,800

7680

3090

5880

1,800

7680

3150

6060

1,800

7860

3215

6060

1,800

7860

3280

6110

1,800

7910

3345

6230

1,800

8030

3410

6350

1,800

8150

3475

6470

1,800

8270

3540

6590

1,800

8390

3605

6710

1,800

8510

3670

6830

1,800

8630

3735

6950

1,800

8750

 

Pre-revised scales (S-2A)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2610-60-2910-65-3300-70-4000                             PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2610

5200

1,800

7000

2670

5360

1,800

7160

2730

5360

1,800

7160

2790

5530

1,800

7330

2850

5530

1,800

7330

2910

5700

1,800

7500

2975

5700

1,800

7500

3040

5880

1,800

7680

3105

5880

1,800

7680

3170

6060

1,800

7860

3235

6060

1,800

7860

3300

6140

1,800

7940

3370

6270

1,800

8070

3440

6400

1,800

8200

3510

6530

1,800

8330

3580

6660

1,800

8460

3650

6790

1,800

8590

3720

6920

1,800

8720

3790

7050

1,800

8850

3860

7180

1,800

8980

3930

7310

1,800

9110

4000

7440

1,800

9240

4070

7570

1,800

9370

4140

7700

1,800

9500

4210

7840

1,800

9640

 

Pre-revised scales (S-3)                                                Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2650-65-3300-70-4000                                PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2650

5360

1,800

7160

2715

5360

1,800

7160

2780

5530

1,800

7330

2845

5530

1,800

7330

2910

5700

1,800

7500

2975

5700

1,800

7500

3040

5880

1,800

7680

3105

5880

1,800

7680

3170

6060

1,800

7860

3235

6060

1,800

7860

3300

6140

1,800

7940

3370

6270

1,800

8070

3440

6400

1,800

8200

3510

6530

1,800

8330

3580

6660

1,800

8460

3650

6790

1,800

8590

3720

6920

1,800

8720

3790

7050

1,800

8850

3860

7180

1,800

8980

3930

7310

1,800

9110

4000

7440

1,800

9240

4070

7570

1,800

9370

4140

7700

1,800

9500

4210

7840

1,800

9640

 

Pre-revised scales (S-4)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.2750-70-3800-75-4000                                            PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

2750

5530

1800

7330

2820

5530

1800

7330

2890

5700

1800

7500

2960

5700

1800

7500

3030

5880

1800

7680

3100

5880

1800

7680

3170

6060

1800

7860

3240

6060

1800

7860

3310

6160

1800

7960

3380

6290

1800

8090

3450

6420

1800

8220

3520

6550

1800

8350

3590

6680

1800

8480

3660

6810

1800

8610

3730

6940

1800

8740

3800

7070

1800

8870

3875

7210

1800

9010

3950

7350

1800

9150

4025

7490

1800

9290

4100

7630

1800

9430

4175

7770

1800

9570

4250

7910

1800

9710

4325

8050

1800

9850

4400

8190

1800

9990

4475

8330

1800

10130

4550

8470

1800

10270

4625

8610

1800

10410

 

Pre-revised scales (S-5)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.3050-75-3950-80-4590                                            PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.1900

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

3050

5880

1900

7780

3125

6060

1900

7960

3200

6060

1900

7960

3275

6100

1900

8000

3350

6240

1900

8140

3425

6380

1900

8280

3500

6510

1900

8410

3575

6650

1900

8550

3650

6790

1900

8690

3725

6930

1900

8830

3800

7070

1900

8970

3875

7210

1900

9110

3950

7350

1900

9250

4030

7500

1900

9400

4110

7650

1900

9550

4190

7800

1900

9700

4270

7950

1900

9850

4350

8100

1900

10000

4430

8240

1900

10140

4510

8390

1900

10290

4590

8540

1900

10440

4670

8690

1900

10590

4750

8840

1900

10740

4830

8990

1900

10890

 

Pre-revised scales (S-6)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.3200-85-4900                                                          PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2000

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

3200

6060

2000

8060

3285

6110

2000

8110

3370

6270

2000

8270

3455

6430

2000

8430

3540

6590

2000

8590

3625

6750

2000

8750

3710

6910

2000

8910

3795

7060

2000

9060

3880

7220

2000

9220

3965

7380

2000

9380

4050

7540

2000

9540

4135

7700

2000

9700

4220

7850

2000

9850

4305

8010

2000

10010

4390

8170

2000

10170

4475

8330

2000

10330

4560

8490

2000

10490

4645

8640

2000

10640

4730

8800

2000

10800

4815

8960

2000

10960

4900

9120

2000

11120

4985

9280

2000

11280

5070

9430

2000

11430

5155

9590

2000

11590

 

Pre-revised scales (S-7)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.4000-100-6000                                                        PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2400

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

4000

7440

2400

9840

4100

7630

2400

10030

4200

7820

2400

10220

4300

8000

2400

10400

4400

8190

2400

10590

4500

8370

2400

10770

4600

8560

2400

10960

4700

8750

2400

11150

4800

8930

2400

11330

4900

9120

2400

11520

5000

9300

2400

11700

5100

9490

2400

11890

5200

9680

2400

12080

5300

9860

2400

12260

5400

10050

2400

12450

5500

10230

2400

12630

5600

10420

2400

12820

5700

10610

2400

13010

5800

10790

2400

13190

5900

10980

2400

13380

6000

11160

2400

13560

6100

11350

2400

13750

6200

11540

2400

13940

6300

11720

2400

14120

 

Pre-revised scales (S-8)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.4500-125-7000                                                        PB-1 Rs.5200-20200+ Rs.2800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

4500

8370

2800

11710

4625

8610

2800

11410

4750

8840

2800

11640

4875

9070

2800

11870

5000

9300

2800

12100

5125

9540

2800

12340

5250

9770

2800

12570

5375

10000

2800

12800

5500

10230

2800

13030

5625

10470

2800

13270

5750

10700

2800

13500

5875

10930

2800

13730

6000

11160

2800

13960

6125

11400

2800

14200

6250

11630

2800

14430

6375

11860

2800

14660

6500

12090

2800

14890

6625

12330

2800

15130

6750

12560

2800

15360

6875

12790

2800

15590

7000

13020

2800

15820

7125

13260

2800

16060

7250

13490

2800

16290

7375

13720

2800

16520

 

Pre-revised scales (S-9)                                                            Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.5000-150-8000                                                        PB2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.4200

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

5000

9300

4200

13500

5150

9580

4200

13780

5300

9860

4200

14060

5450

10140

4200

14340

5600

10420

4200

14620

5750

10700

4200

14900

5900

10980

4200

15180

6050

11260

4200

15460

6200

11540

4200

15740

6350

11820

4200

16020

6500

12090

4200

16290

6650

12370

4200

16570

6800

12650

4200

16850

6950

12930

4200

17130

7100

13210

4200

17410

7250

13490

4200

17690

7400

13770

4200

17970

7550

14050

4200

18250

7700

14330

4200

18530

7850

14610

4200

18810

8000

14880

4200

19080

8150

15160

4200

19360

8300

15440

4200

19640

8450

15720

4200

19920

 

Pre-revised scales (S-10)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.5500-175-9000                                                        PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.4200

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

5500

10230

4200

14430

5675

10560

4200

14760

5850

10890

4200

15090

6025

11210

4200

15410

6200

11540

4200

15740

6375

11860

4200

16060

6550

12190

4200

16390

6725

12510

4200

16710

6900

12840

4200

17040

7075

13160

4200

17360

7250

13490

4200

17690

7425

13820

4200

18020

7600

14140

4200

18340

7775

14470

4200

18670

7950

14790

4200

18990

8125

15120

4200

19320

8300

15440

4200

19640

8475

15770

4200

19970

8650

16090

4200

20290

8825

16420

4200

20620

9000

16740

4200

20940

9175

17070

4200

21270

9350

17400

4200

21600

9525

17720

4200

21920

 

Pre-revised scales (S-12)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.6500-200-10500                                                      PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.4200

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

6500

12090

4200

16290

6700

12470

4200

16670

6900

12840

4200

17040

7100

13210

4200

17410

7300

13580

4200

17780

7500

13950

4200

18150

7700

14330

4200

18530

7900

14700

4200

18900

8100

15070

4200

19270

8300

15440

4200

19640

8500

15810

4200

20010

8700

16190

4200

20390

8900

16560

4200

20760

9100

16930

4200

21130

9300

17300

4200

21500

9500

17670

4200

21870

9700

18050

4200

22250

9900

18420

4200

22620

10100

18790

4200

22990

10300

19160

4200

23360

10500

19530

4200

23730

10700

19910

4200

24110

10900

20280

4200

24480

11100

20650

4200

24850

 

Pre-revised scales (S-13)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.7450-225-11500                                                      PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.4600

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

7450

13860

4600

18460

7675

14280

4600

18880

7900

14700

4600

19300

8125

15120

4600

19720

8350

15540

4600

20140

8575

15950

4600

20550

8800

16370

4600

20970

9025

16790

4600

21390

9250

17210

4600

21810

9475

17630

4600

22230

9700

18050

4600

22650

9925

18470

4600

23070

10150

18880

4600

23480

10375

19300

4600

23900

10600

19720

4600

24320

10825

20140

4600

24740

11050

20560

4600

25160

11275

20980

4600

25580

11500

21390

4600

25990

11725

21810

4600

26410

11950

22230

4600

26830

12175

22650

4600

27250

 

Pre-revised scales (S-14)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.7500-250-12000                                                      PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.4800

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

7500

13950

4800

18750

7750

14420

4800

19220

8000

14880

4800

19680

8250

15350

4800

20150

8500

15810

4800

20610

8750

16280

4800

21080

9000

16740

4800

21540

9250

17210

4800

22010

9500

17670

4800

22470

9750

18140

4800

22940

10000

18600

4800

23400

10250

19070

4800

23870

10500

19530

4800

24330

10750

20000

4800

24800

11000

20460

4800

25260

11250

20930

4800

25730

11500

21390

4800

26190

11750

21860

4800

26660

12000

22320

4800

27120

12250

22790

4800

27590

12500

23250

4800

28050

12750

23720

4800

28520

 

Pre-revised scales (S-15)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.8000-275-13500                                                      PB-2 Rs.9300-34800+ Rs.5400

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

8000

14880

5400

20280

8275

15400

5400

20800

8550

15910

5400

21310

8825

16420

5400

21820

9100

16930

5400

22330

9375

17440

5400

22840

9650

17950

5400

23350

9925

18470

5400

23870

10200

18980

5400

24380

10475

19490

5400

24890

10750

20000

5400

25400

11025

20510

5400

25910

11300

21020

5400

26420

11575

21530

5400

26930

11850

22050

5400

27450

12125

22560

5400

27960

12400

23070

5400

28470

12675

23580

5400

28980

12950

24090

5400

29490

13225

24600

5400

30000

13500

25110

5400

30510

13775

25630

5400

31030

14050

26140

5400

31540

14325

26650

5400

32050

 

New (Group A Entry)                                                     Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.8000-275-13500                                                      PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Rs.5400

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

8000

15600

5400

21000

8275

15600

5400

21000

8550

15910

5400

21310

8825

16420

5400

21820

9100

16930

5400

22330

9375

17440

5400

22840

9650

17950

5400

23350

9925

18470

5400

23870

10200

18980

5400

24380

10475

19490

5400

24890

10750

20000

5400

25400

11025

20510

5400

25910

11300

21020

5400

26420

11575

21530

5400

26930

11850

22050

5400

27450

12125

22560

5400

27960

12400

23070

5400

28470

12675

23580

5400

28980

12950

24090

5400

29490

13225

24600

5400

30000

13500

25110

5400

30510

13775

25630

5400

31030

14050

26140

5400

31540

14325

26650

5400

32050

 

Pre-revised scales (S-19)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.10000-325-15200                                                    PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Rs.6600

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

10000

18600

6600

25200

10325

19210

6600

25810

10650

19810

6600

26410

10975

20420

6600

27020

11300

21020

6600

27620

11625

21630

6600

28230

11950

22230

6600

28830

12275

22840

6600

29440

12600

23440

6600

30040

12925

24050

6600

30650

13250

24650

6600

31250

13575

25250

6600

31850

13900

25860

6600

32460

14225

26460

6600

33060

14550

27070

6600

33670

14875

27670

6600

34270

15200

28280

6600

34880

15525

28880

6600

35480

15850

29490

6600

36090

16715

30090

6600

36690

Pre-revised scales (S-21)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.12000-375-16500                                                    PB-3 Rs.15600-39100+ Rs.7600

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

12000

22320

7600

29920

12375

23020

7600

30620

12750

23720

7600

31320

13125

24420

7600

32020

13500

25110

7600

32710

13875

25810

7600

33410

14250

26510

7600

34110

14625

27210

7600

34810

15000

27900

7600

35500

15375

28600

7600

36200

15750

29300

7600

36900

16125

30000

7600

37600

16500

30690

7600

38290

16875

31390

7600

38990

17250

32090

7600

39690

17625

32790

7600

40390

 

Pre-revised scales (S-24)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.14300-400-18300                                                    PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+8700

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

14300

37400

8700

46100

14700

37400

8700

46100

15100

38530

8700

47230

15500

38530

8700

47230

15900

39690

8700

48390

16300

39690

8700

48390

16700

40890

8700

49590

17100

40890

8700

49590

17500

42120

8700

50820

17900

42120

8700

50820

18300

43390

8700

52090

18700

43390

8700

52090

19100

44700

8700

53400

19500

44700

8700

53400

 

Pre-revised scales (S-26)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.16400-450-20000                                                    PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+8900

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

16400

39690

8900

48590

16850

40890

8900

49790

17300

40890

8900

49790

17750

42120

8900

51020

18200

42120

8900

51020

18650

43390

8900

52290

19100

43390

8900

52290

19550

44700

8900

53600

20000

44700

8900

53600

20450

46050

8900

54950

20900

46050

8900

54950

21350

47440

8900

56340

 

Pre-revised scales (S-27)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.16400-450-20900                                                    PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+8900

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

16400

39690

8900

48590

16850

40890

8900

49790

17300

40890

8900

49790

17750

42120

8900

51020

18200

42120

8900

51020

18650

43390

8900

52290

19100

43390

8900

52290

19550

44700

8900

53600

20000

44700

8900

53600

20450

46050

8900

54950

20900

46050

8900

54950

21350

47440

8900

56340

21800

47440

8900

56340

22250

48870

8900

57770

 

Pre-revised scales (S-29)                                              Revised Pay Band + Grade Pay

Rs.18400-500-22400                                                    PB-4 Rs.37400-67000+10000

 

Pre-revised Basic Pay

Revised Pay

Pay in the Pay Band

Grade Pay

Revised Basic Pay

18400

44700

10000

54700

18900

46050

10000

56050

19400

46050

10000

56050

19900

47440

10000

57440

20400

47440

10000

57440

20900

48870

10000

58870

21400

48870

10000

58870

21900