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Implementation of 7th Pay Commission - Railway Board clarification on Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus bank


Implementation of 7th Pay Commission - Railway Board clarification on Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus bank

Ministry of Railways has issued a circular clarifying calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered on implementation of 7th Pay commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi

RBE No.133/2016

No. E(MPP)2016/1/58

Dated 10.11.2016

The General Managers,

All India Railways Including Production Units.

Sub: Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

In view of Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations w.e.f 01.01.2016, references are being received from railways seeking clarification for calculating the money value of the posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on implementation of 7th Pay Commission. As Ministry of Finance (MOF) has not issued instructions in this regard, the following provisional instructions are being issued subject to necessary adjustment in calculation in case MOF issues any orders at variance.

For the purpose of working out the monetary value of the post being surrendered, only the mean pay of the same in a particular level in 7th CPC mentioned in the Matrix and Dearness allowance as on date should be taken into account for calculation of mean value.

The above is explained with the following illustration of surrender of a post in level -7 of the 7th CPC matrix:

PC matrix:

6th CPC Pay Band+GP Level as Per 7thCPC Pay Matrix Pay Structure as per Level Mean Pay of the level.
PB-II 9300-34800 + GP 4600 Level - 7 44900-142400 ((44900+142400)/2)=93650


Similar calculation may be adopted for posts surrendered w.e.f 01.01.2016 and vacancy Bank may be accordingly modified.

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

Receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.
(Anuradha Singh)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board

Download Railway Board Circular RBE No.133/2016 No. E(MPP)2016/1/58 dated 10.11.2016

6th CPC DA Orders - Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E)


6th CPC DA Orders - Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs (E)

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th pay Central Pay Commission

F.No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, 23rd November, 2016
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chier Of the Air staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2016 to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/grade pay as per 6th pay Central Pay Commission.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 18rh April, 2016 on the subject cited above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank, including Non-Combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 125% to 132% with effect from 1st July, 2016.

2. The provisions contained in paras 2, 4 and 5 of this Ministry's letter No. 1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable wvhile regulating Dearness Allmvance under these orders.

3. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No.1/3/2008-E-II(B), dated 21.11.2016 based on the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) No.1/3/2008-E-II(B), dated 9th November, 2016.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Nomination of Representatives of recognized federations of Indian Railways to attend the meeting on Allowances to be held on 28.11.2016

Nomination of Representatives of recognized federations of Indian Railways to attend the meeting on Allowances to be held on 28.11.2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. PC-VIIl/2016/COS/3
New Delhi Dated: 25.11.2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:Nomination of Representatives of recognized federations of Indian Railways to attend the meeting on Allowances to be held on 28.11.2016.

The undersigned is directed to refer Ministry of Finance’s OM dated 21.11.2016 advising this Ministry to nominate names of representatives of recognized Federations/Staff Associations of Indian Railways to present their views on Allowances pertaining to Ministry of Railways in the meeting scheduled to be held on 28.11.2016 at North Block.

2. It is advised that the following representatives would be representing the recognized Staff Federations of Indian Railways in the aforesaid meeting.

(i) Shri Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF
(ii) Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary, NFIR.

3. With regard to the request forwarded by All India Train Controllers Association and All India Guard Council to call them for the aforesaid meeting, it is state that this Ministry is of the view that the request may not be acceded to as both associations are un-recognized and acceding such request will result in similar demands from large number of un-recognized associations in Ministry of Railways. It is also stated that All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) are only two recognized federations of Indian Railways.

Sd/-
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Director, Pay Commission
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals

Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals

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/5(g)/Part V
Dated: 23/11/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir

Sub: Non-payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM item No. 12/2016.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008, 20/02/2013 & letter No. E(P&A)II-9/HW-6-Vol III dated 31/07/2015.
(iii) Railway Board's letter No.E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol.III dated 02/06/2016.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.I/5(g)/Part V dated 09/06/2016.
(v) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2016/FE-/2 dated 09/11/2016 addressed to GS/NFIR

On perusal of the report of EDs Committee constituted to examine the feasibility for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units, the Federation finds that the following vital points have been ignored by the Committee while finalizing its recommendations:

• Railway Board vide letter No. E(P&A) II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008 issued orders for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA). Patient Care Allowance (PCA) to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics with effect from 01/01/2008 pursuant to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide OM No. Z. 28015/24/2001-H dated 4th February 2004 duly removing ambiguity in this regard.

• The Principal Bench/CAT, New Delhi vide order dated 21st February 2014, while deciding OA No. 974/2013, has also relied on Railway Board’s circular dated 09/01/2008 and directed to pay HPCA/PCA to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics i.e. form 01/01/2008.

• Railway Board have issued orders granting HPCA/PCA to a few more categories such as Physiotherapist, Pharmacist working in the Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics and these staff have been paid the HPCA/PCA w.e.f. 01/01/2008.

The Kithchen staff working in the Northern Railway Central Hospital are disappointed consequent upon issuance of unjustified order by the Railway Board for payment of HPCA/PCA from prospective date i.e. 02/06/2016 instead from 01/01/2008. A copy of representation dated 08/11/2016 received by the Federation from the Kitchen Staff of Northern Railway, Central Hospital is enclosed for reference as the representationists have been rightly demanding payment of HPCA/PCA from 01/01/2008.


NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to re-consider the matter and issue instructions for allowing payment of HPCA/PCA to all Kitchen Staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics w.e.f. 01/01/2008.

The issue will be discussed in NFIR's PNM meeting to be held with the Railway Board on 22nd/23rd December 2016.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

The Chairman, Railway Board,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Payment of arrears of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to the Kitchen Staff working in the Railway Hospitals-reg.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 Vol.III dated 02/06/2016.

We the following staff working the Kitchen of Northern Railway Central Hospital are thankful to the Railway Board for issuing orders for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance vide Railway Board's orders dated 02/06/2016, pursuant to the demand raised vide NFIR's PNM Item No. 12/2016. We are however, constrained to bring to your kind notice that our case has not been dealt with on merit and the payment of HPCA/PCA has been made w.e.f. 02/06/2016 only which is not justified.

In this connection, we place below following facts for the kind consideration and passing further orders in this case:

• That pursuant to the directives issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Railway Board vide letter No. E(P&A)II-98/HW-6 dated 09/01/2008 issued order for payment of HPCA/PCA to the categories of Group 'C' & 'D' staff working in the Railway Hospitals and Health Units/Clinics w.e.f 01/01/2008.
• Subsequently, some more categories of staff working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units/Clinics like Physiotherapist, Pharmacist etc., were added by the Railway Board who have also been paid HPCA/PCA w.e.f 01/01/2008.
• We are disappointed to note that in our case justice has not been awarded because payment of HPCA/PCA has been ordered only with effect from 02/02/2016, though our categories have been included vide Board’s order dated 02/06/2016.
The points mentioned above clearly established that the orders issued vide Board's letter dated 02/06/2016 are discriminatory and do not impart justice to us.
We, therefore, request your kind honour to kindly consider our case for payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance (HPCA/PCA) to us w.e.f. 01/01/2008, similar to other categories of staff receiving the Allowance since 01/01/2008 and remove discrimination.

Date: 08/11/2016

Source: NFIR

Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board

Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055
Affilitated to:
Indian National Treade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. NFIR/PNM/109


Dated: 23/11/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Next PNM Meeting between NFIR and Railway Board-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. 2016/E(LR)/I/NM I-8 dated 04/10/2016

Railway Board are advised that the following representatives of NFIR will attend the PNM meeting to be held at Rail Bhavan on 22nd/23rd December, 2016.

1. Shri Guman Singh President, NFIR
2. Dr. M. Raghavaiah General Secretary, NFIR
3. Dr. R.P. Bhatnagar Working President, NFIR
4. Shri T.K. Chatterjee Treasure, NFIR
5. Shri K.S. Murty Vice President, NFIR
6. Shri J.G. Madhurkar Vice President, NFIR
7. Shri B.C. Sharma Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
8. Shri R.P. Singh Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
9. Shri P.S. Suriya Prakasam Jt. General Secretary, NFIR
10. Shri Munindra Saikia Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
11. Shri R.C. Sahoo Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
12. Shri Binod Sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
13. Shri Ashok Sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
14. Shri Shaik Rahiman Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
15. Shri Praveen C. Bajpai Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
16. Shri C.P. Singh Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
17. Shri R.G. Kabar Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
18. Shri Ghanshyam sharma Asst. General Secretary, NFIR
19. Shri V. Gopal Krishnan Zonal Secretary, NFIR & Motorman, Chennai Divn, S.Rly.
20. Shri Ramesh Mishra Zonal Secretary, NFIR
21. Smt Kasturi Dutta Chief Matron, Central Hospital, N.F. Rly, Maligaon
22. Smt Pranita Manumdar Chief O.S./CCM/FM Office N.F. Rly, Maligaon
23. Shri P.S. Chaturvedi General Secretary, ECRMC, Patna
24. Shri S.R. Mishra NFIR representative and General Secretary, SERMC
25. Shri Vinod Rai NFIR Representative (working on N.E. Rly)
26. Shri G. Prabhakar Andrew President, SCRES
27. Shri Sharif Khan Pathan President, WRMS

It is requested to advise GMs etc., to see that the above named representatives are granted facilities i.e. special casual leave, pass etc., for their particiaption in the PNM meeting.


Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Observance of Protest Week from 12th to 16th December 2016 by NFIR's affiliates

Observance of Protest Week from 12th to 16th December 2016 by NFIR's affiliates-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affilitated to:
Indian National Treade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. II/95/Part IX

Dated: 23/11/2016
The General Secretaries of
Affilitated Unions of NFIR

Brother,
Sub: Observance of Protest Week from 12th to 16th December 2016 by NFIR's affiliates-reg.
Ref: NFIR’s letter No. II/95/Part IX dated 17/11/2016.

Attention is invited to NFIR’s instructions vide letter dated 17/11/2016 to the affilitated Unions to observe protest week from 12th December to 16th December 2016 against non-fulfillment of commitment given by the Government (Group of Ministers) on charter of demands. It was also conveyed to organize rallies and meetings during the week (12th to 16th December, 2016) on the resolutions passed by NFIR’s National Convention at Maligaon (Guwahati) from 9th to 11th November, 2016.

NFIR once again urges upon the affiliates to make special efforts for the successful observance of All India protest week” by involving largest number of employees on all Zones, Production Units etc.


Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission

Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi

RBE No. 133/2016
No. E(MPP)2016/1/58
Dated 10.11.2016


The General Managers,
All India Railways Including Production Units.

Sub: Calculation of Money Value of posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on Implementation of 7th Pay Commission.

In view of Implementation of 7th CPC recommendations w.e.f 01.01.2016, references are being received from railways seeking clarification for calculating the money value of the posts surrendered and crediting to surplus Bank on implementation of 7th Pay Commission. As Ministry of Finance (MOF) has not issued instructions in this regard, the following provisional instructions are being issued subject to necessary adjustment in calculation in case MOF issues any orders at variance.

"For the purpose of working out the monetary value of the post being surrendered, only the mean pay of the same in a particular level in 7th CPC mentioned in the Matrix and Dearness allowance as on date should be taken into account for calculation of mean value".


The above is explained with the following illustration of surrender of a post in level -7 of the 7th CPC matrix:
6th CPC Pay Band+CP Level as Per 7th CPC Pay Matrix Pay Structure as per Level
Mean Pay of the level.
PB-II 9300-34800 + GP 4600
Level – 7 44900-142400
(44900+142400/2)=93650

Money Value = Mean Pay+ DA as on relevant date
Similar calculation may be adopted for posts surrendered w.e.f 01.01.2016 and vacancy Bank may be accordingly modified.
Receipt of the letter may please be acknowledged.
Sd/-
(Anuradha Singh)
Director (MPP)
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

RBI asks banks to be cash-ready for pensioners, armed forces

RBI asks banks to be cash-ready for pensioners, armed forces

RBI has asked banks to ensure cash supply for pensioners and armed forces in the wake of limited currencies in the market following cancellation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

The Reserve Bank said demand for cash from government officials and pensioners is expected after electronic payment of their salary or pension.

Banks are, therefore, advised to take appropriate steps in order to meet this likely demand for cash, RBI said.

It also asked them for arrangements at military outposts for cash requirements of armed forces.

Source : economictimes

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