Friday, 13 March 2015

NFIR: Retirement benefits of railway employees

NFIR: Retirement benefits of railway employees

Counting of services paid from contingencies with regular service for retirement benefits of raiiway employees who have put in such service – reg.
Natiohal Federationf Indian Railwaymen
NEW DELHI – 1 10 055
Affiliated to :
Indian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (lTF)
No. Il/35/pt.11
Dated: 09/03/2015
Thc Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Counting of services paid from contingencies with regular service for retirement benefits of raiiway employees who have put in such service – reg.

(i) NFIR’s PNM Item No.27/2011 & 3/2013.
(ii) Ministry of Railway’s OM No.E(NG)II/2014/CL/14 dated 25/11/2014 to the Secretary, Dop&T, North Block, NewDelhi.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No.II/35/Part.11 dated 07/01/2015.
(iv) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions, Dop&T oM No. Misc- 14017/6/2015 – Estt(RR), Dy. No. 1066914/15/CR dated 26/02/2015 addressed to Secretary, Railway Board, New Delhi & copy endorsed to the General Secretary, NFIR

The Secretary, DoP&T, North Block, New Delhi while enclosing copy of NFIR,s lefter No. II/35/Part. 11 dated 07/01/2015, has addressed letter to the secretary, Railway Board (OM dated 26/02/2015), wherein the Railway Ministry has been advised to send the proposal in accordance with the procedure laid down in Dop&T OM No. 2034/2/2010 – Estt. (D) dated 13th August, 2010.

Federation also desires to state that the issue was discussed in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 19th/20th December, 2014 wherein the official Side while discussing PNM Itern No. 27/2011 & 3/2013 had stated that the subject matter has been referred to the DoP&T vide dated 25/11/2014 whose response was awaited. However the Dop&T’s OM dated 26/02/2015 reveals that the Railway Ministry has not sent proposal in the prescribed format. For ready reference copy of DoP&T OM dated 26/02/2015 is enclosed.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly see that proper proposal is sent to the DoPT duly endorsing copy to the Federation. The matter may be treated as important in view of the fact that the PNM item is pending since four years.
DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Ordnance Factories: Ministry of Defence

Ordnance Factories
Press Information Bureau Government of India
Ministry of Defence
13-March, 2015
Kelkar Committee had recommended that “Ordnance Factories should be corporatized into a single corporation under leadership of a competitive management. This corporation should be accorded the status of Navratna”.

The following steps have been taken by the Government on research and development initiative for innovation and import substitution in last one year:
• To avoid the delay in processing of R&D projects at Ordnance Factory Board Headquarters (OFBHQ), financial powers have been delegated to all levels.
• Factories have been given target to increase the expenditure on R&D activities to 3% of their turnover by the year 2018-19 in a phased manner.
• Factories are being encouraged to associate themselves with reputed Academic Institutes for Research Assistance.
• Core technologies have been identified for 12 Ordnance Factories to put in more focused efforts to cope up with Technology denial regime.
• Joint working on some of the large projects with Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) from the inception stage and to render manufacturing assistance, wherever required by DRDO is being encouraged.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Gaurav Gogoi and others in Lok Sabha today.

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