Monday, 9 November 2015

Creation of posts of Dieticians in Railway Hospitals on Indian Railways

Creation of posts of Dieticians in Railway Hospitals on Indian Railways

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. II/44/Part I
Dated: 05/11/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board, 
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Creation of posts of Dieticians in Railway Hospitals on Indian Railways-reg.

For quite sometime, the Federation has been receivmg grievances from the Railway employees over non-availability of Dieticians in various Railway Hospitals at Zonal/Divisional level, causing hardships to the employees (serving/retired) but is also affecting adversely the quality of medical treatment in absence of proper dietary advice. In the present day environment there is necessity of a dietician in the Railway Hospitals where there are more than 25 beds and about 1,000 patients (Railway employees and their families plus RELHS beneficiaries).


Federation further desires to state that the Dieticians are qualified professionals with skills to provide expert nutrition and dietary advice to the patients for improvement and up keep of health. The Federation places below the duties and responsibilities which are expected of a Dietician to improve nutrition care:-
• Creation of an institutional culturev
• Redefining clinician’s role by inclusion of nutritional care of patients,
• Recognize and diagnose all malnourished patients and also those at risk,
• Rapidly implementing comprehensive nutrition intervention and continued monitoring,
• Communication of nutritional care plans,
• Developing a comprehensive discharge, nutritional care and education plan.
ROLE OF DIETICIAN IN PATIENT’S RECOVERY:-

Clinical Dieticians monitor, assess, and optimize nutrition status based on the patient’s medical condition and/or nutrition adequacy.

They confer with physicians and other health care professionals to coordinate medical and nutritional needs, and they make recommendations for tube and intravenous feedings and/or dietary supplements.

Clinical Dieticians counsel and educate patients how to make nutritionally sound food choices to speed up the recovery process, prevent disease and maintain good health.

Dieticians provide food and nutrition information, and support people to improve their health. They provide advice on nutrition-related matters and modify diets to help manage conditions such as diabetes, heart diseases (atheroscelerosis, angina, coronary heart disease, • stroke ,hypertension), liver diseases(Fatty liver disease, alcoholic liver disease, liver cirrhosis, hepatitis A,B,C), lung diseases(Asthma ,chronic obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Pneumonia, tuberculosis), overweight and obesity, constipation, cancer, food allergies, Anaemia and food intolerance, any type of cancer cases.

The following is the number of Central, Divisional, Sub-Divisional & Production Unit

Hospitals on the Indian Railways:-
(i) Central Hospitals                          =    64
(ii) Divisional Hospitals                    =   112
(iii) Sub-Divisional/PU Hospitals   =    55
                                              Total    = 231

Federation is sad to note that there are only 24 posts of Dieticians in about 22 Railway Hospitals” on Indian Railways. This proves that the posts of Dieticians have not been provided adequately in each Railway Hospital despite the fact that these Hospitals have more beds. It is needless to point out that in the Hospitals where there is Dietician, the ratio of Dietician to patient is 1:300-500 which itself is quite alarming and needs deployment of more staff of this category.

It is to be appreciated that ‘Diet and Nutrition’ is immensely helping in the treatment of diseases like Hypertension, dyslipidemia, diabetes, hepatitis and nephritis, hyperuremia and saves considerable amount towards the cost of medicine and the allied treatment.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to accord approval for creation of posts of Dieticians in Railway Hospitals to ensure proper Health Care to the Railway employees and the RELHS beneficiaries. Federation may please kept advised of action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
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NFIR – Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making.

NFIR – Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. II/97
Dated: 05/11/2015
Shri Alok Kumar
Executive Director Civil Engg. (G)
RaiIway Board
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Proposed Delegation of Powers to the Divisional Officers and further at the Field Levels for improving efficiency and speedy decision making.

Ref: Your communication vide letter No.2015/CE-I/CT/20/4 dated 12.10.2015 to GMs of Indian Railways.
There are number of representations besides telephone calls on the draft document sent by you, seeking suggestions / inputs from the General Managers. Cross Section of railway employees are perturbed over certain draft recommendations as they feel, that the said proposals may cause more problems to the system and generate rivalry at field levels.

In this connection, the Federation invites your kind attention to Note (3) under “Establishment Matters” (Annexure- “A”) relating to the Cadre of Station Master. This specific draft recommendation has generated disappointment among the Supervisors of various cadres.

The Federation therefore requests you to kindly have consultations with us before the EDs Committee finalises the draft document.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary
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Merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg

Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of CSS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg.,

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. I/2/Part III
Dated: 05/11/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Cases of promotion taking place in the pre-revised pay structure between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of CSS(RP) Rules, 2008 and the subsequent merger of the pre-revised pay scales of the promotional and the feeder posts in a common Grade fixation of pay-reg., 

Ref: MoF (Dept. of Exp.)’s O.M. No. F-2-l/2015-E. III (A) dated 16 October 2015.

The Federation has come across an O.M. Dated 16th October 2015, on the subject issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) wherein it has been decided by the Government of India that in cases where promotion took place in the pre-revised pay structure during the period between 01/01/2006 and the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 when the pre-revised and revised pay scales were different and the posts carried the character of feeder and promotional grades,pay fixation on such promotion shall be allowed under Rule 13 of the CCS(RP)Rules,2008 subject to certain conditions. A copy of the O.M. Referred to above is enclosed.

NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue corresponding instructions to all GM’s etc., in respect of Railway employees at an early date.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary
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Improvement in the Educational Qualification and the pay structure for the category of Medical Laboratory Staff in Railways-reg.

Improvement in the Educational Qualification and the pay structure for the category of Medical Laboratory Staff in Railways-reg.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. II/I/Part X
Dated: 05/11/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub:Improvement in the Educational Qualification and the pay structure for the category of Medical Laboratory Staff in Railways-reg.

Ref:(i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)Il/2001/RR-1I45 dated 22/05/2015.
      (ii) NFIR’s letter no. Il/Part X dated 17/08/2015 addressed to the Member Staff and copy endorsed to the DGIRHS, Railway Board.

With reference to Board’s letter dated 22/05/2015, cited above (item no.i), NFIR vide Letter dated 17/08/2015, brought to the notice of the Railway Board the revised designation and pay structure of Lab Staff working in the Hospitals of the Central Government as mentioned in the O.M. No. F. No. A-28020/l1/2008-PMS(Part I) dated 17th July 2015 issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the nodal ministry for issuing similar instructions in respect of Lab Staff working in the Railway Hospitals duly rectification of the existing designation and the pay structure. A period of more than two months has passed; Federation is yet to receive a response from the Board. This is causing deep sense of frustration and resentment among the Lab Staff of Medical Department of Medical Department.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board kindly see that the corresponding instructions are issued in the case of Lab Staff working in the Railway Hospitals etc., at an early date. Copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah),
General Secretary
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In One Rank One Pension Rs.8000 Crore Diwal Gift for Veterans-NDTV

In One Rank One Pension Rs.8000 Crore Diwal Gift for Veterans-NDTV


NEW DELHI: Over 25 lakh veterans across the country will get at least Rs. 3,000 to 5,000 more in pensions – depending on their last rank and years of service. And this will cost the exchequer a minimum of Rs. 8,000 crore to start with.

The increased pension will be paid with effect from July 1, 2014.

The Government today issued the much awaited One Rank One Pension or OROP scheme. Although, a formal announcement on OROP was made on September 5, no official order was issued because of Bihar elections and the Election Commission’s Model Code of Conduct.

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar signed the official notification today evening making good his promise that the government will implement OROP before Diwali.

Pension arrears to widows and gallantry award winners will be paid in one go, the government said showing sensitivity. Others will get arrears in four equal instalments. But it was clear that veterans may not find all their demands met.

Pensions for all veterans will be equalized every five years although veterans want it equalized every two years at least. The government says this would be an administrative nightmare.

Reacting to the notification, Major General Satbir Singh (Retd) said that the notification “is not accepted”. “This is ‘One Rank Five Pension’ and not ‘One Rank One Pension’,” he told news agency news agency ANI.

“This is injustice to the soldiers, we’ll fight with the government in court,” he said.

Also, in future, soldiers who quit without completing their full term irrespective of whether they have made it to the next rank will not get OROP. For instance, if a Colonel who doesn’t make it to the next rank – Brigadier – retires before 54 years – when he completes his full term – will not get OROP.

This is also not acceptable to veterans. They claim that this forces soldiers to continue with the forces without any future prospects. Also they claim this is in contrary to keeping the forces young.

Further, the Government has appointed a one man judicial commission to examine issues. Force issues while veterans want the committee to comprise soldiers only.

Source: http://www.ndtv.com/

Payment to Government Servants other than salary etc. through e-payment from 01-04-12

Payment to Government Servants other than salary etc. through e-payment from 01-04-12

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OFFICE OF THE PRINICIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (Fys)
10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, Kolkata – 700 001
DISBURSEMENT SECTION
Email-ID:cda-cal@nic.in, Phone No.033222485077-5080, Ext. – 514 & 515
No.D/28/Corr/SBICMP/Vol-VI
Dated 05/11/2015
To,
1. All CFA (Fys)
2. All Br.Accounts Office

Sub: Payment to Govt. Servants other than salary etc. through e-payment from 01-04-12.

Please refer to this office letter No.D/28/NEFT/Corr/VOl-V dt. 05.06.2012 under which Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, controller General of Account O.M.No.1(1)/2011/TA/292 dt.31-03-2012 received vide HQrs letter No. A/III/12157/ECE/Comm-IX dt. 17.05.2012 (Copy enclosed) on payment to Govt. servants other than salary etc. through e-payment with effect from 01-04-12 was circulated for necessary action at your end.

2. In the above letter it is intimated that the Central Govt. Account (Receipts and payments) Rules, 1983 have been amended, inter alia, to provide for issue of payment advices to the bank for direct credit by electronic transfer to the specified bank account of the payee. As per the amendments, the Govt. Servants are permitted to receive their salary by direct credit to their bank accounts through payment advices, at their option.

3. In this regard it is intimated to make payments to government servants, other than salary, above Rs.25000/- by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices with effect from 1st April 2012.

4. Further, it is also intimated to make all payments towards settlement of retirement/terminal benefits such as gratuity, commuted value of pension, encashment of leave salary, CGEGIS, withdrawals from General provident Fund, etc. by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices. 
you are therefore requested to make payment to govt. servants other than salary upto Rs.25000/- in cash/cheque/e-payment at the option of Govt. Servants in compliance of the instruction issued vide ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Controller General of Accounts O.M.No.1(1)/2011/TA/292 dt.31/03/2012.
(NABARUN DHAR)
Jt. Controller of Accounts (Fys)
Encl. As above.
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