Tuesday, 5 December 2017

7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories


7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories
 
No. II/2/Part VIII
Dated: 03/12/2017
The General Secretaries of
Zonal Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,
Sub: 7th CPC recommendations with regard to upgradation of Grade Pay and merger of commercial categories-reg.
Ref: (i)   Railway Board's letter No. 2016/E (LR)I/NM 1-14 dated 27/11/2017.
(ii)   NFIR's Message No. II/2/Part VIII dated 02/12/2017 to the Zonal Unions.

Please refer NFIR’s message No. II/2/Part VIII dated 02/12/2017 (copy enclosed) on the above subject.
For the appreciation of Zonal Unions, copies of the following are also enclosed.
(a) Record Note of discussions held on 12th July 2017 at 15/- Hrs in the chamber of AM (Staff) with both the Federations.
(b) GS/NFIR's reply to Railway Board on record note of discussions vide No. II/2/Part VII dated 24/07/2017.
According to the record note of discussions dated 12th July, 2017, the existing staff working in the cadres of ECRCs and Commercial Clerks/Inspectors may be merged with the option to interchange them. This indicates that those opt for interchange will be posted according to their option. Yesterday, CRMS contacted the undersigned on phone and I clarified on the doubt.
The above is for information of affiliates.
Encl: As above
Yours fraternally,
S/d,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Media Centre/NFIR.

No. II/2/Part VII
Dated: 24/07/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Record Note of Discussions held on 12th July 2017 at 15:00 hrs in the Chamber of AM (Staff) with both the Federations viz., AIRF and NFIR on the issue of:
(a) Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (G.P. Rs. 4200) in view of 7th CPC recommendations, and
(b) Change in’ staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations.
Ref: Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12 dated 20/07/2017.
With reference to the record note of discussions, it is suggested that under the heading "NFIR" the name of the General Secretary be printed correctly.
Vide Para 4 of the enclosure to Board's letter No. E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12 dated 20/07/2017, the Board sought suggestions on both the issues - (a) & (b) above.
Accordingly, the Federation gives its suggestions as below:
Station Masters' category:
The DR quota should be limited to 50%, considering the fact that LDCE being held applying norms prescribed for DR Quota through which cream among the qualified candidates also would become Station Masters’ (GP 4200/Pay Level 6).
The Promotion quota shall be 35% to be filled by those staff mentioned in the Board's proposal upto the age of 50 years. Those in GP 1800/Pay Level 1 also be made eligible for Promotion quota, however, panel needs to be drawn in the order of seniority among the qualified staff (not to be treated as General Selection).

Commercial:
The Federation confirms the contents of Para 3(a) (b) (c) & (d) while maintaining its stand that the Ticket Checking category should as a whole, remain as separate category.
With regard to Para 3, there are precedents wherein the recommendations of previous Pay Commissions accepted by the Government have not been adopted by the Railway Ministry on the ground that Railways working is different. Example:- when the Government had accepted 5th CPC recommendation for classifying the posts in Pay Scale maximum of which was 9000 or above as "Group B", the Railway Ministry had taken a view that the said decision was not implementable and accordingly not adopted.


Record Note of Discussions held on 12th  july  2o17 at 15:00 hrs.. in the Chamber of AM (Staff) with both the Federations, viz., AIRF and NFIR on the issue of :

(a) Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (C.P.Rs: 4200) in view of 7th CPC recommendations, and;

(b) Change in staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations.The following officers and representatives of Federations (AIRF & NFIR) attended the meeting-:

AIRF-NFIR


2.Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing pattern of ASMs (G.P.Rs.42oo) in view of 7th CPC recommendations :

(a) Federations suggested that DR Quota for Station Master should be 50% with the provision that 50% of DR vacancies can be earmarked for GDCE. Federations were advised of the merit of existing 60% DR quota and its applicability.

(b) Federations suggested that LDCE quota should be 15%.

(c) Federations suggested that General Selection Quota should be 35%;

(d) A decision has to be taken whether erstwhile G.P. Rs. 1800 should be included as eligible for LDCE and General Selection for the post of SMs or not.

(e) There was also a demand that age limit should be 50 years for all irrespective of whether candidates were General, SC/ST or OBC. The existing IREM provision contained in para 122 and implication of amending the same was advised to Federations.

3. Points emerged/observations made on the issue of Change in staffing Pattern of TC, CC & ECRC consequent to abolition/upgradation and merger of categories in view of 7th CPC recommendations; however the point needs attention as to whether we are competent to change the recommendations of 7th CPC suo- motu;

(a) The existing staff  working  in the cadres ECRCs and commercial Clerks/inspector may be merged with the option to inter-change them;

(b) Ticket Checking category as a whole should continue as separate category for the present.

(c) The merger of TC, ECRC and CC may be only for future recruits from prospective effect for which modalities be discussed;

(d) 10 +2 qualification proposed for TC and CC should not be insisted for existing staff, who do not have this qualification.

4. Both the Federations will revert back with their suggestions on both the issues.

Source : NFIR

Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Central Government Buildings


Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Central Government Buildings - Economy Measures
Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Central Government Buildings


Most Immediate
No.25(24)/E.Coord/2017
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 01 December, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Economy Measures - Mandatory installation of LED based lightings in Government Buildings - reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 30.10.2017 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that the implementation progress was reviewed again by Group of Officers vide meeting in Cabinet Secretariat on 07.11.2017.

2. All Ministries/Departments were requested to nominate a Nodal Officer and to provide the complete details of all Government Buildings in Delhi as well as outside, within their administrative control, alongwith the status of implementation by 10.11.2017. It is observed that most of the Ministries/Departments have neither nominated a Nodal Officer nor provided the information. Non-receipt of information on time has been viewed adversely.

3. It is requested that Ministries/Departments provide the information as sought to Department of Expenditure by 08.12.2017 positively.

4. Further, all Ministries/Departments should chalk out a time bound action plan to switch over to LED based lightings, not only with respect to their Ministry/Department buildings but buildings of their attached/subordinate offices, autonomous bodies, PSUs etc. The action plan of each Ministry/Department may also be sent to Department of Expenditure latest by 08.12.2017.

(H.Atheli)
Director
To:
All Secretaries of Ministries/Departments
Copy to:
Cabinet Secretariat [Shri S.A.M, Rizvi, Joint Secretary]

Source: doe.gov.in

Ministry of Railways earmarks seats for Security Personnel of escorting teams in the trains


Ministry of Railways earmarks seats for Security Personnel of escorting teams in the trains
Berth no.63 in S1 Coach of the train earmarked for Security Personnel
To help passenger to contact security personnel onboard a running train, Indian Railways has decided to earmark seats for security personnel of train escort team. In a recent circular issued from Ministry of Railways, provision of one side lower berth (berth no.63) in coach S1 has been earmarked in Sleeper Class coach in the entire train in which this security staff is travelling. If the train is being escorted by GRP, one berth will be earmarked for GRP and in case the train is escorted by RPF, one berth in Sleeper class will be earmarked for RPF. In case no RPF/GRP is escorting the train, no accommodation will be earmarked for them.

In case of any untoward incident or for any security related issues during journey, passengers may contact the security staff at the earmarked accommodation.

PIB

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