Saturday, 12 May 2018

NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways


NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways

No.II/57/Part I
 Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways-reg.

Federation is thankful to the Railway Board for issuing instructions vide letter No. 2017/Trans/01/Policy/Pt. I dated 12/04/2018 to revise the remuneration of Para-Medical Staff on contracts basis working in the Railway Health Units/Hospitals on Indian Railways.

Federation however feels that the Para-Medical Staff, working on contract basis deserve to be granted following facilities which are presently denied to them:-
  • No TA/DA is paid to these staff when they are sent on duty to other places,
  • No Provident Fund is deducted from their monthly remuneration and credited to respective EPFO,
  • These staff are not granted the facility of Pass/PTo, Medical, accommodation etc., though they have been performing duties similar to the regular Para-Medical Railway Staff. They are also not provided periodic rest other than Sunday while they have been performing duties of 12 hours in a day.
Federation also contends that the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis are entitled for above facilities in terms of the extant provisions of Contract Labour R&A Act, 1970.

NFIR, therefor, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider above points and issue instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways to grant facilities to the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis and mitigate their hardships.

A copy of instructions issued may also be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation


Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.2018/O&M/8/1

New Delhi, Dated 1st May 2018

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Cadre Control/Manpower Management of Mechanical & Electrical Staff involved in 
Diesel Maintenance & Operation and EMU/MEMU/TL/AC Maintenance and Operation.

This is in supersession of all orders issued earlier on this subject.

2. Board has revisited the issue of complete separation of Traction and Coaching verticals at divisional level and decided the following.
a) The cadre control of Non-Gazetted staff diesel maintenance and operations would be under MTR and the cadre control of Non-Gazetted staff of MEMU/EMU/TL/AC would be under MRS.
b) The Administrative control of the officers manning diesel maintenance and operations would be with MTR and the administrative control of the officers of electrical coaching, including MEMU/EMU, TL/AC etc. would be under MRS.
c) Cadre control of Electrical Divisions, if there is a separate Sr.DME/DME for O&F wing, he would continue to look after the power wing till a Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) is posted and technically report to PCEE. If there is only one Sr.DME looking after both C&W and Operations, then diesel operations shall be placed under DME/AME and kept under administrative control of Sr.DEE/DEE of the division and the Sr.DME would look after Breakdown and C&W and would continue to report to PCME..
e) In Divisions, where the post of Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) is available, work of Diesel operations shall be transferred to Sr.DEE/DEE (OP/TRO) and the post of Sr.DME/DME (Power/O&F) would be re-designated as Sr.DME/DME (Freight) or Sr.DME/DME (EnHM) or as considered necessary in the mechanical cadre by the General Manager.
f) In electrified Divisions where the post of Sr.DME/DME (Power) and Sr.DME/DME(Freight) are both available, the post of Sr.DME/DME(Power/O&F) can be used as Sr.DME/DME (EnHM) or as considered necessary in the mechanical cadre…
g) In all divisions, the entire paraphernalia of TL & AC be placed under one DEE/AEE who would report to Sr.DME/C&W. On similar analogy one post of DME or AME (Power) along with the running staff looking after operation would report to the Sr.DEE looking after operations. while dual reporting should generally be avoided, however concerned DRM’s shall take a final call in the overall administrative interest whenever there is only one DEE/AEE or DME/AME.
h) The ministerial staff under Sr.DME/DME Power would be suitably redistributed by the DRM between the Sr.DEE (OP/TRO) and Sr.DME(EnHM) or Freight or as the case may be.
i) The same strategy as at 2(e) above shall be followed in non-electrified Divisions once Sr.DEE(OP/TRO) is posted.
3. The breakdown staff is generally provided by C&W and in few cases by Diesel sheds. While this arrangement shall continue and can be streamlined subsequently, the work of breakdown/accident relief should be assigned by the DRM's normally to a Sr.DME from the coaching side while implementing this order. PCME shall also continue to remain the technical head for breakdown/accident relief works.

5. The implementation of the above all over IR be completed in the next 15 days. Any minor issues that emerge subsequently should be sorted out at the level of GM’s without making any reference to Board.

6. The above issues with the approval of CRB.

S/d,
(H.Moharana)
Joint Secretary/Railway Board

Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC


Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of EC

No.Pay/Tech-I/0195/XXX
Dated: 04/05/2018
To
All CFA(Fys)/All Branch AOs
Subject: Waival of revenue stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS

A point has been scheduled to be raised in the forthcoming 23rd Ordinary Meeting of OFB JCM-III Level regarding affixing of Revenue Stamp on bills etc. It is alleged that some factories are insisting to affix Revenue stamp on bills above Rs 5000/- on or bills above Rs 25000/- while making payments through banks. In this connection please find enclosed herewith this office letter bearing No Pay Tech-I/0195 dated 8/12/2011 wherein detailed guidelines have been elaborated. It is, therefore, advised to follow scrupulously the guidelines laid down therein to avoid unnecessary confusion/ doubt while making payments made through ECS.

sd/-
Addl CofA(Fys)
Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)
10A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata - 700001

No. Pay/Tech-I/0195

Dated: 08/12/1011

To
The Secretary
A/A Section,
Ord.Fy.Board,
Kolkata

Sub: Proposal for waive of Revenue Stamp for all payments on the basis of ECS.
Ref: Your No. 111/A/A dated 08-11-2011

With reference to above cited letter please refer to Exception below Rule 92(1) of Swamy's Compilation of Central Government Account, Receipts and Payments Rules which states- "In case of payment credited directly to the bank account of the officers/staff the acknowledgement of the bank branches for the cheque sent to them is to be watched by the Drawing and Disbursing Officers and confirmation made to Pay and Accounts Office. No formal quittance is to be obtained from the bank or officers/staff". As such stamped receipt may not be insisted upon if payment is made through ECS.

sd/-
Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys.)
Source: http://pcafys.gov.in/

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