Sunday, 20 May 2018

Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

NFIR

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012
No. II/23/Part III
Dated: 19/05/2018
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/l4-11-2017, Federation raised the issue of the condition of Railway Quarters outside agenda and stated that the condition of quarters continue to remain deplorable. Federation further said that the deteriorated condition of Railway quarters and the Railway colonies is on account of non-allotment of adequate funds and non-availability of artisan and other support staff under the JEs/SSEs (Works). Federation also stated that the deterioration of conditions has been causing severe hardships to the staff and their families living in the quarters.
Railway Quarters on Indian Railways


Railway Board during NFIR's PNM meeting held on 10/11-5-2018 conveyed following position through Action Taken Statement delivered to the Federation in the meeting:-

"Railway is carrying out repairs and maintenance of quarters along with constructions of new quarters on regular basis and this is ongoing process. Efforts are being made to repair more number of quarters each year with more fund allocation under demand No. 11 (500). For repair and maintenance of residential buildings, Rs. 1790 Cr. (RE) were allotted in year 2017-18 under Demand No. 11 (500). In the year 2018-19, this amount has been increased to Rs. 1899 crores. A Committee was constituted on comprehensive Housing Policy to examine, inter-alia, upkeep and maintenance of colonies as well. The Committee submitted its report on 3110112018. Based on the recommendation of Committee, Board inter-alia has approved the following for implementation in phased
manner:-

(i) For upkeep and maintenance of Railway colonies, setting up of IT based call centres at location of maintenance redressal.

(ii) Setting up of a separate wing for maintenance of infrastructure not related directly with operations. Delhi Division is to undertake this project on pilot basis.

(iii) Fixing of periodicity and scale/schedule of Renovation and maintenance in line with CPWD (CPWD Portal) and practices.

(iv) Specification of Fixtures and Replacement items also need to be in line with CPWD Practice.

(v) Expenditure in PU 32 is to be maximized to 85%. Further PU 32 is to be splitted as under:-

a. PU32A for Type I & II.
b. PU32B for Type III and IV and
c. PU32C for Type V and above houses.

Instructions in this regard have been issued to all Zonal Railways.

Further, as per the full Board's decision taken in the meeting held on 05/10/2017 on maintenance of service buildings and colonies, all Zonal Railways have been asked to adopt user compliance for satisfactory completion of works in service buildings and colonies and to outsource maintenance work for selected colonies.

It may be seen from the above that substantial efforts are being made by Railways to improve the maintenance of Railway colonies and in the years to come the outcome of these steps will be visible".

Above position is conveyed to the affiliates for offering views to the Federation soon,taking into account ground reality and holding discussions with the concerned staff and authorities.

Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Media Centre/NFIR.
File No. NFIR/PNM/110.

Source: NFIR

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 - Exercising of option for fixation of pay

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016-Exercising of option for fixation of pay

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ I)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 - Exercising of option for fixation of pay

This is regarding exercising of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in terms of following provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016:

Para 5 Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Governments servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed.

Provisio 1: Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increments the existing pay structure or until he vacants his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

Provisio 2: Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

2. Regarding the aforesaid provision, clarification was sought from Ministry of Finance/Dept. of Expenditure on the issue of exercising of option for fixation of pay by the government servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e. 25.07.2016).

3. Now, MoF(DoE) have issued clarification dated 19.03.2018 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25.07.2016 cannot be exercised as Rule 5 of the said Rules provided for option only for promotion taking place upto 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules)

4. The clarification guidelines mentioned in para 3 above may please be adhered to.
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(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III.A Branch)

Reference: Notes at p. 9-10/n of Ministry of Defence (Finance) in its File No. 12012/2/2016-AG/PB read with notes at p. 4-5/n in File No. 2(2)/2017-D(Civ.I)

MOD(Finance) may please refer to their notes at p. 9-10/n in File No.12012/2/2016-AG/PB Seeking clarification of this Department as to exercising of option for fixation of pay by the Government Servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 (i.e. 25.7.2016).

2. The above matter has been examined in this Department. It is clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 i.e. after 25.7.2016 cannot be exercised, as Rule 5 of the said Rules provides for option only for promotion taking place up to 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules).

3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel).

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(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary(E.III.A)
Source: http://cgda.nic.in/

DoPT : Grant of Paid Holidays due to election to be held in various places on 28.5.2018


DoPT : Grant of Paid Holidays due to election to be held in various places on 28.5.2018
"Bye-elections to fill clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pardesh and State Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to be held on 28.05.2016"

Paid Holidays - Election

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department or Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated May 18, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye-elections to fill clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pardesh and State Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to be held on 28.05.2016 - Grant Of Paid holiday to employees - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India vide their letter No.78/EPS/2018/836 dated 11.05.2018, bye- elections to fill the clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from the following Parliamentary Constituencies in the States of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh are to be held on 28.052018 (Monday):

S.No.StateNu mber & Name of Parliamenta Constituency
1.Maharashtra11- Bhandara- Gondiya
2.Maharashtra22- palghar (ST)
3.NagalandNagaland
4.Uttar Pradesh2- Kairana
2. Bye-elections to fill the clear vacancies in the following State Legislative Assemblies of some States are also to be held on 28.05.2018 (Monday):
S No.StateNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1.Bihar50 - Jokihat
2.Jharkhand34 - Gomia
3.Jharkhand61- Silli
4.Kerala110 - Chengannur
5.Maharashtra285 - Palus Kadegaon
6.Meghalaya53 - Arnpati (ST)
7.Punjab32 - Shahkot
8.Uttarakhand05 - Tharali (SC)
9.Uttar Pradesh24 - Nourpur
10.West Bengal155 - Maheshtala

3. In this regard the guidelines already issued by this Department vide Office Memorandum No.12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industrial establishments, in the concerned States.

4. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned for information and compliance.
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(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)
Source: DoPT

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