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Brief of the Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016 with the federations on Strike Charter of Demands

Brief of the Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016 with the federations on Strike Charter of Demands -AIRF
A.I.R.F.
ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’s FEDERATION
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: July 23, 2016
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!

Sub: Brief of the Full Board Meeting held on 22.07.2016 with the federations on Strike Charter of Demands

1. Discussion between AIRF and Full Board on 21st and 22nd July, 2016 on the Railways issues, included in the Strike Charter of Demands.

(a) Manpower Planning
The issue will be discussed in the next PREM Meeting at the Railway Board’s level.
(b) Fixation of Minimum Wage
It has been decided that a committee would be appointed to decide the issue.
(c) National Pension System(NPS)
It has been decided that the matter of consideration of Minimum Guaranteed Pension and Family Pension would be referred to a committee.

On the instance of AIRF, Railway Board have agreed to pursue both the letters of 29.03.2014 and 20.11.2015, written by Hon’ble Railway Ministers, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge and Shri Suresh Prabhu, to the Hon’ble Finance Ministers. The same would be persuaded before the committee.

(d) Merger of Technician Gr. I and II for Technician Gr. I

Railway Board stated that, as per guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, no existing scale in the cadre can be dropped. After two days deliberations, it has been decided to restructure the cadre as follow:-

Existing % age of distribution Revised % age agreed
MCM/Sr. Technician 16 26
Technician Gr.I 44 51
Technician Gr.II 20 08
Technician Gr.III 20 15

Restructuring will take effect from 01.09.2016. This is a quantum jump, never happened before. Out of present 20% in Gr.III, only 15% will remain in Gr. III, and out of 20% in Gr. II, presently allotted, will be brought down to 8%. If we take both the cadres of Gr. III and H.S. Gr.I together, only 23% will remain in both Gr. III and Gr. II put together.

(e) Replacement of GP Rs.4600 by GP Rs.4800 and granting of Group `B’ status for the staff now in GP Rs.4600. Already a note in this regard has been sent by the Railway Board to Finance Ministry.

(f) Productivity-Linked Bonus(PLB)
Railway Board have already sent a letter to Finance Ministry to enhance the calculation of PLB from Rs.3500 to Rs.7000 w.e.f. 01.04.2014. It was also informed that a Cabinet Note in this regard also will be sent to the concerned ministry.

(g) The following issues were also discussed and under active consideration of the Railway Board:-
– Granting of Group `B’ status to all the staff in GP Rs.4600 or allotment of GP Rs.4800 to certain percentage of posts now in GP Rs.4600.
– Upgrading of LP/M&E to GP Rs.4600.
– Review of SPAD (without causing accident). All the Zonal Railway affiliates of the AIRF have been asked to send the number of SPAD cases, where punishment of Removal from Service/Compulsory Retirement has been inflicted.
Decision on the following recommendations of the 7 th CPC (decision to be taken by Ministry of Finance/DoP&T):-
– Granting of Special Allowance of Rs.2700 p.m. to all Track Maintainers.
– Granting of Special Allowance of Rs.5000 p.m. to all Controllers.
– Starting pay of ASM to Rs.4200 with change of designation to SM with 60% in GP Rs.4200 and 40% in GP Rs.4600.
– Higher grade posts to Radiographers and Lab. Technicians of Medical Deptt.
Dental Hygienist to be upgraded to GP Rs.4200.
– Granting of GP Rs.4800 to Lab. Supdt. and GP Rs.4600 to CMA (Medical Deptt.)
– Starting pay of Physiotherapist at GP Rs.4200.
– Entry Grade Pay of Dresser to be raised from GP Rs.1900 to GP Rs.2000.
Special Running Allowance of Rs.2250 pm for LP/M&E, Rs.1,125 pm. for LP/Passenger, Motorman and Guard/M&E, LP/Goods Rs.750 pm. DA on the same, including pensionery benefits.
Accounts
– Stepping up of pay of seniors be allowed (as recommended).
– Employees in GP Rs.4800 to be upgraded to GP Rs.5400 on completion of 4 years of service.
(h) Fixation formula for pay of Running Staff
2.57+30% DA element on 1.25 DA element = 2.95 times.

(i) Orders on the acceptance of recommendations of 7th CPC

(j) On the issue of PPP and FDI, a separate meeting will be held with the MM & ML, Railway Board.

(k) The issues of absorption of Course Completed Act Apprentices and Quasi-Administrative Staff (working in Union and Federation Offices) in the Railways, a separate meeting will be held with the CRB & MS, Railway Board.

Yesterday, i.e. on 22.07.2016, the Ministry of Publicity, Deptt. of Finance, has cleared the proposal of fixation of pay in 7th CPC terms and sent it to the Comptroller & Auditor General of India for necessary vetting.

Please keep intensive organizational pressure on the government till all the issues are settled.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : AIRF

Taxable and Non-Taxable Elements of Pay and Allowances

Taxable and Non-Taxable Elements of Pay and Allowances

List of Taxable Elements of Pay

Taxable Element of Pay : Provisions are applicable equally for monthly payment of Allowances as well as arrears for the said head of Pay/Allowances.

Non-Taxable Elements of Pay : Salary for this purpose includes Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + MSP (w.e.f. 01 Sep 08) + DA + NPA (if any).
Sl. No.Taxable Elements of Pay
1.Pay in the Pay Band
2.Grade Pay
3.Military Service Pay
4.Dearness Allowance
5.Non-Practicing Allowance (if any)
6.Hazard/Special Hazard Pay
7.Para Allowance/Para Reserve Allowance/Special Commando Allowance
8.City Compensatory Allowance
9.Deputation (Duty) Allowance (If any)
10.Reimbursement of Furniture
11.Reimbursement of Water
12.Reimbursement of Electricity
13.Technical Allowance
14.Qualification Pay
15.Special Action Group Allowance (on posting to National Security
Guard)
16.Technical Pay
17.Language Allowance
18.Qualification Grant
19.Language Award
20.Flying Allowance
21.Leave Encashment on LTC
22.Specialist Allowance
23.Test Pilot Allowance
24.Instructor Allowance
25.Flight Test Allowance
26.Security Allowance
27.Strategic Force Allowance
Sl No.Non-Taxable element of PayAuthorityLimit of Exemption
1.Gallantary AwardA.O. 46/79;U/S 10 (18)(i) of IT Actsw.e.f. 1947Fully Exempt
2.Entertainment AllowanceU/S 16 (ii) of IT Act w.e.f.01/04/81A sums equal to1/5th of
salary(excluding any allowance/benefit) orRs.5000/- per annum whichever isless.
3.Leave Travel Concession (LTC)U/S 10 (5) of IT Act w.e.f.01/04/89Actual Expenditure upto the limit of entitlement
4.Foreign AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
5.Bhutan Compensatory Allowance (BCA)AO 395/74and U/S 10(7) of IT ActFully Exempt
6.Servant Wages Allowance along with BCAAO 395/74 and U/S 10 (7) of IT
Act
Fully Exempt
7.Purchase of Crockery/Cutlery/GlasswareU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
8.Outfit allowance on posting to EmbassyU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
9.Arrears of Cash Grant – Foreign Allowance (Nepal)U/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
10.Myanmar AllowanceU/S 10 (7) of IT ActFully Exempt
11.Representation Grant for use of crockery setU/S 10 (7) of ActFully Exempt
12.Encashment of Leave on retirement whether on superannuation/voluntary
retirement/release/invalidment etc.
U/S 10 (10AA) (i) of IT Act w.e.f. 01/04/78Fully Exempt
13.House Rent Allowance/House Rent Reimbursement (HRA/HRR)U/S 10 (13A) of IT Act w.e.f. 06/10/1964;
Limit of exemption as per Rule 2A of IT Rules
*Quantum of exemption is least of the following – a) For
Bombay/Kolkata/Delhi Chennai i) Allowance actually received. ii) Rent paid in
excess of 10% of salary iii) 50% of salary b) For other cities i) Allowance
actually received. ii) Rent paid in excess of 10% of salary. iii) 40% of
salary
14.Children Education AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl No.5 of the IT
Rules
Rs.100/- per month per child upto a maximum of 2 children.
15.Hostel SubsidyU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule2BB (2) – Table Sl No.6 of the IT Rules, Rs.300/- per month per child
upto a maximum of 2 children
16.Siachen AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) –Table Sl No.1 (II) of
the IT Rules
Rs.7000/ per month w.e.f. 01/08/1997
17.Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.2 of the IT
Rules
Category I – SCA ‘A’ – Rs.1300/- per month Category III – SCA ‘B’ –
Rs.1050/- per month. Category IV – SCA ‘C’ – Rs.750/- per month. Category VI
– SCA ‘D’ – Rs.200/- per month.
18.Compensatory Field Area Allowance(CFAA) U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT
Act and Rule
2BB (2) – Table Sl No.7 of the IT Rules Rs.2600/- per month w.e.f.
01/05/1999
19.Compensatory Modified Field
Area Allowance (CMFAA)
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and
Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl No.8 of the IT Rules
Rs.1000/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
20.Any Special Allowance in the nature of Counter Insurgency Allowance
(SCCIA)
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and
Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.9 of the IT Rules
Rs.3900/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999
21.Transport Allowance granted to
meet expenditure for the purpose of commuting between place of residence and
duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.10 of the
IT Rules
For whole of India – Rs.1600/-
per month
22.Transport Allowance granted to
a blind or orthopedically handicapped employee with disability of lower
extremities to meet expenditure for
the purpose of commuting between place of residence and duty
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and RuleFor Whole of India – Rs.3200/- per month 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.11 of the
IT Rules
23.High Altitude Uncongenial Climate Allowance (HAUCA)U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) Table Sl.No.13 of the IT
Rules
For areas of (a)Altitude of 9000 to 15000 feet (HAUCA ‘I) – Rs.1060/-
per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999. (b)Altitude above 15000 feet (HAUCA ‘II’ &
‘III) – Rs.1600/- per month w.e.f. 01/05/1999.
24.Highly Active Field Area
Allowance (HAFA)
U/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) –Table Sl.No.14 of the IT
Rules
Rs.4200/- per month
25.Island (duty) Allowance granted to the members of Armed ForcesU/S 10 (14) (ii) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (2) – Table Sl.No.15 of the
IT Rules.
For Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep group of islands –
Rs.3250/- per month inserted w.e.f. 29/02/2000.
26.Outfit Allowance (Initial/Renewal)U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and
Rule 2BB (1) (f) of IT Rules.
Fully Exempt
27.Compensation for the change of uniformU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT RulesFully Exempt
28. Kit Maintenance AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2 BB (1) (f) of the IT RulesFully Exempt
29.Uniform Allowance (MNS)U/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT RulesFully Exempt
30.Special Winter Uniform AllowanceU/S 10 (14) (i) of IT Act and
Rule 2BB (1) (f) of the IT Rules
Fully Exempt
31.Reimbursement of Medical
Expenses
U/S 17 (2) (viii) (v) of IT ActActual expenditure upto Rs.15000/- per annum.
32.Any payment from Provident FundU/S 10 (11) of IT ActFully Exempt
33.Payment of Compensation – Disability PensionCBDT F.No. 200/51/99- ITA1 dated 02 Jul 2001Fully Exempt.

DISCLAIMER: The above provisions are with the understanding and interpretation of IT Act 1961/IT Rules as amended and instructions issued by CBDT from time to time. Rules, provisions, further amendments and clarifications are issued by IT department/CBDT only and this office does not have any role in framing the same except IT deductions at source with reference to them.

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