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Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No. IV/RSAC/2018
Dated: 18/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref:
(i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 08/2011.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/RSAC/Con./Part VIII dated 13/10/2017.
(iii) Railway Board's letter No-E(P&A)II-2011/FE2/2 dated 11/12/20l7.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 08/2011, Federation's letter and Railway Board's reply thereon, iited under reference.

The Railway Board through Action Taken Statement during NFIR's PNM meeting held on 10th/11th May, 2018 conveyed that the issue has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board's letter dated 14/09/2016 and reminders vide dated 22/11/2016, 16/02/2017 and 17/05/2017 have also been sent to the Ministry of Finance (DoE), but however reply was still awaited. Railway Board may kindly appreciate that this is more than eight years old PNM Item without finality.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly make special effons for obtaining approval of Ministry of Finance in order to finalize this long pending PNM Item.

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

Copy to the Executive Director, PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati
Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi.
Copy to the Executive Director (IR), Railway Board, New Delhi.
Copy to the General Secretaries of Zonal Unions of NFIR.
File No.8/2011 (PNM).
File No. IV/NFIR/RSAC-JC.

Source: NFIR

Variable Dearness Allowance - Minimum Wages effect from 1.4.2019 - Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Orders

Variable Dearness Allowance - Minimum Wages effect from 1.4.2019 - Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Orders 

F.No.1/8(3)/2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated: 27/3/2019
ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 188(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned, hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six months ending on 31.12.2018 reaching 301.33 from 288.33 (base 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2019 :-

Category of workerRates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)
A B C
Unskilled615040
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisor665747
Skilled/ Clerical736657
Highly Skilled797366

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01 04 2019 will be as under :-

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)
A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+61= 584437+50= 487350+40= 390
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisor579+66= 645494+57= 551410+47 = 457
Skilled/ Clerical637+73= 710579+66= 645494+57= 551

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Central Advisory Board.

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part­ I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated l9th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, 8 & C is enclosed at Annexure 1 for ready reference.
sd/-
(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)

Appointment on compassionate grounds - review of extant instructions relating to acquisition of higher qualification


Appointment on compassionate grounds - review of extant instructions relating to acquisition of higher qualification.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.II/1-A/2018
Dated: 18/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.
Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds - review of extant instructions relating to acquisition of higher qualification - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2016.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2003/RC-1/Genl/4 dated 02/04/2004 & 15/06/2007.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. IIl/1-A/Pt. 20 dated 26/04/2016.
(iv) Railway Board's reply vide letter No. E(NG)II/2003/RC-1/Genl/4 dated 20/06/2017.
(v) NFIR's lefter No. II/1-A/Pt.20 dated 10/07/2017.
(vi) Railway Board's reply received vide letter No. E(NG)II/2003/RC-1/Genl./4 dated 20/06/2017.
(vii) NFIR's letter No. II/1-A/2018 dated 22/01/2019.

A copy of Federation's letter dated 22/01/2019 requesting the Railway Board to review instructions issued vide Board's letter dated 15/0612007 superseding instructions dated 02/04/2004 (as a result of DC/JCM decision) is enclosed. Federation had requested the Railway Board to hold discussions at the level of Member Staff in case the Railway Board has divergent view on NFIR's demand contained in PNM Agenda Item No. 3212016. Federation feels sad to state that though a period of over three months has passed, there is no communication, nor meeting has been fixed by the Railway Board.

Federation re-iterates that the Board's order dated 15/06/2007 is violative of the DC/JCM agreement besides being arbitrary, therefore Board's letter dated 0210412004 is required to be restored.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to kindly see that the matters are rectified or alternatively, meeting be fixed early to discuss the PNM subject.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

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