Sunday, 30 December 2018

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure


Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure
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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 123
File No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1
RBE No.19/2018
New Delhi, dated 17.12.2018
The General Managers/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

Please refer to Rule 5 & 6 af RS(RP) Rules,2016 regarding exercise of option to come over to revised pay structure effective from 01.01.2016 as notified by the RS(RP) Rules,2016. The said option was to be exercised within 3 months of the date of notification i.e. 28.07.2016 of the said Rules. The Rule 6(4) thereof provides that the option once exercised shall be final.

2. In this context, it is stated that Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their permitted opportunity to Government Servants to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules,2016. These orders issued by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure shall be applicable mutatis mutandis in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

3. The 'three months' period mentioned in para 3 of aforesaid OM of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure dated 12.12.2018 shall be three months from the date of issue of these instructions.

4. The matter has also been raised by both recognised Staff Federations AIRF and NFIR.

5. Hindi version will follow.
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, PayCommission-VII
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Enhancement of Combined Reservation Quota of lower berths for Senior Citizens and Female Passengers


Ministry of Railways
Enhancement of Combined Reservation Quota of lower berths for Senior Citizens and Female Passengers
29 DEC 2018
Ministry of Railways has decided that the combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women may be enhanced.
At present, the following combined reservation quota of lower berths is earmarked in Sleeper, AC-3 tier and AC-2 tier classes for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women:-

ClassNo. of lower berths per coach
Normal Mail/Express trainsRajdhani/Duronto/ fully AC  Express trains
Sleeper6-
3AC34
2AC33

Revised combined reservation quota of lower berths earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women has been enhanced as under:-

ClassRevised(No. of lower berths per coach)
Normal Mail/Express trainRajdhani/ Duronto/fully AC trains
Having single coach of the classHaving more than one coach of the class
Sleeper67-
3AC445
2AC344

As Illustration Comparison of Number of Lower Berths Earmarked Under Combined Quota Meant for Senior Citizens, Female Passengers 45 Years & Above and Pregnant Women As Compared to Earlier Provision

Train No.Sleeper3AC2AC
No. of coachesNumber of lower berthsNo of coachesNumber of lower berthsNo. of coachesNumber of lower berths
EarlierRevisedEarlierRevisedEarlierRevised
12860Geetanjali Express148498268268
12230 Lucknow Mail848565152041216
12952 Mumbai Rajdhani ExpressNANANA11445551520

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More than 61 lakh beneficiaries enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana during the last two years till date


Ministry of Women and Child Development
More than 61 lakh beneficiaries enrolled under Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana during the last two years till date
28 DEC 2018
The Government has approved Pan-India implementation of Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY), a Centrally Sponsored Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme, on 17.05.2017 for implementation across the country with effect from 01.01.2017. The scheme is implemented through web based Management and Information System (MIS) Software, viz. Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana-Common Application Software (PMMVY-CAS) which was launched on 01.09.2017. The effective implementation of the scheme has just completed one year and hence, no impact assessment study of the scheme has been undertaken so far.

In order to expedite the implementation the Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) regional review meeting cum workshops as well as national level workshops are conducted regularly for highest level monitoring. Monitoring is also undertaken through video conferences with all the States/ UTs so as to ensure maximum participation by all officials at the State/ UT level. The scheme is implemented through web based Management and Information System (MIS) Software, viz. Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana- Common Application Software (PMMVY-CAS) which is used as an effective tool for regular monitoring of the scheme.

The details of number of women enrolled, number of women paid cash incentives and total amount transferred as cash incentives during the financial years 2017- 18 and 2018-19 (as on 10.12.2018) under the Pradhan MantriMatruVandanaYojana (PMMVY) (uploaded on PMMVY-CAS as on 10.12.2018)

2017-182018-19 (As on 10.12.2018)
No. of Beneficiaries enrolled
No. of Beneficiaries PaidTotal amount transferred
(Rs. in Lakhs)
No. of Beneficiaries enrolledNo. of Beneficiaries PaidTotal amount transferred
(Rs. in Lakhs)
 
25,70,00911,08,92928,413.7935 ,57,49438,79,2851,39,459.20

This information was given by Minister for Women and Child Development Smt.Maneka Sanjay Gandhi in a reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Foundation Stone Laying of three ESIC Dispensaries at Mayur Vihar Ph- I, Noida Phase-II and Sector - 22, Noida


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Foundation Stone Laying of three ESIC Dispensaries at Mayur Vihar Ph- I, Noida Phase-II and Sector - 22, Noida
28 DEC 2018

Foundation stone laying of ESIC Dispensary at Mayur Vihar Ph- I:
Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour & Employment laid the Foundation Stone of 5 Doctors’ ESIC Dispensary at Phase-I, Mayur Vihar, New Delhi in the august presence of Shri Mahesh Giri, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, Shri Bipin Bihari Singh, Mayor, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Ms. Kiran Vaidya, Dy. Mayor, East Delhi Municipal Corporation and Shri Raju Dhingan, MLA today.

During his address, Shri Gangwar informed that the proposed 5 Doctors' ESI Dispensary will be spread in a plot area of 6800 sqm. and will provide OPD and Laboratory services. Due to steady increase in attendance of patients and opening of Homeopathic Services, X- ray facilities, Physiotherapy service in the existing ESIC dispensary, this new dispensary is very much needed to provide better medical facilities to the beneficiaries of Mayur Vihar and surrounding areas.

He also informed about recently launched "Atal Bimit Vyakti Kalyan Yojna" of ESIC. This scheme is a relief payable directly to the Bank Account of Insured Persons in case of unemployment and while they search for new engagement.He further informed about the decision to allow non- IPs to avail treatment at under utilised hospitals of ESIC after paying nominal charges. After construction of this dispensary, ESIC National Training Centre will also be shifted here.

Shri Mahesh Giri, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha in his speech welcomed the opening of new ESIC dispensary at Mayur Vihar and thanked Union Govt. for this.

Foundation stone laying of ESIC Dispensaries at Noida Phase-II and Sector - 22, Noida:
In a separate event held at Noida Phase-II Shri Gangwar laid the Foundation Stone of ESIC dispensaries at Noida Phase-II and Sector - 22, Noida in the august presence of Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Environment, Forest & Climate Change.
Dr. Mahesh Sharma welcomed the opening of new ESIC dispensaries at Phase-II, Noida and Sector - 22, Noida. Dr. Sharma highlighted the importance of well being of workforce. He also raised a demand to establish an ESIC dispensary at Greater Noida for the workers residing there.

During his address, Shri Gangwar informed about the latest initiatives of Central Govt. started for providing social security cover to workers. He also informed about the ongoing recruitment process under ESIC, in which around 5000 vacancies for different posts are being filled. He also assured to look into the demand of constructing a new dispensary in Greater Noida area.

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Railways: 40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens


40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens

Transgender Senior Citizens

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
(Commercial Circular No.74 of 2018)
No.TC-II/2161/2015/SRC/Policy/3
New Delhi, dated 14.12.2018
Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: 40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender Senior Citizens whose age are 60 and above.

Ref: (I) Commercial Circular No.18 of 2011 dated 13.05.2011
(ii) Commercial Circular No. of 52 of 2016 dated 29.06.2016

As per S.No.38 of IRCA Coaching Tariff No. 26 Part-I (Vol.II) concession is admissible to Men Senior Citizens of the age of 60 years and above and 58 years & above in case for Women–Senior citizens of Indian Nationality. The element of concession is 40% for Men Senior Citizens and 50% for Women Senior Citizens.

2. As an interim measure till finalization of uniform policy by Ministry of Law & Justice, it has now been decided to grant of 40% concession in passenger fare to Transgender (T) Senior Citizens of the age of 60 years and above.

3. This will be implemented with effect from 01.01.2019.

4. Other terms and conditions shall remain the same.

5. CRIS & IRCTC may make necessary changes in the software.

6. Necessary instructions shall be issued to the all concerned.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

Delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday - NFPE


Delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday - NFPE

National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9718686800 / 9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

No. PF-66/2018
Dated  28.12.2018
To
Sri. A. N. Nanda
Secretary (P)
Department of Posts
DakBhawan, New Delhi - 110001

Sub: Regarding delivery of letters under Pradhan Mantri, Jan ArogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.
Ref: Dte. No. 59-01/2018-BD dated 21st October 2018.

Sir,
Your kind attention is invited towards Directorate letter no. as referred above under which orders have been issued to make delivery of the letters under Pradhan Mantri Jan AarogyaYojna (PMJAY) on Sunday.

In this connection we want to bring to your kind notice that now a days it has become the order of the day that on each and every Sunday officials are being engaged in various works like delivery of some important letters, some melas to achieve targets in various schemes, various meetings on new and premium schemes and other schemes of the Department. The officials of Department of Posts are now deprived from their basic right of availing weekly off.

Now the delivery of PMJAY letters has been entrusted to the staff which is very much causing troubles and sufferings to the employees.

It is also worth mentioning here that no off or any type of compensation is granted to the officials attending duty on Sunday and holiday. This shows apathetic attitude of the officers of Department.
Already Postal Employees are suffering a lot after implementation of CBS, CSI, IPPB, RICT, Aadhar, Passport, PNOP and other schemes.

It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instruction to all not to deprive the employees to avail their weekly offs and this practice should be ended.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(R. N. Parashar)
General Secretary
Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.com/

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