Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers in connection with attending court related cases: Railways

Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers in connection with attending court related cases: Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)I/2019/AL-28/44

New Delhi, dated 23.07.2019

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways / PUs,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers to attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as sanction for prosecution authenticating authority.

The proposal regarding grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to retired railway officers to attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as sanction for prosecution authenticating authority has been considered by Board (MS & FC) and it has been decided that:

(i) TA / DA to such Retired Railway Officers may be considered in the same lines as applicable to Retired Inquiry Officers (Ws) as per para 815.1(5) of Indian Railways Vigilance Manual, i.e. in cases where the travel becomes inescapable, and so approved by the Competent Authority, the rate of TA / DA will be the same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

(ii) Grant of Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers may be dealt with on case to case basis as is being done presently considering distance, place of journey, modes of travel available, time is taken and number of days involved. Competent Authority may consider eligibility same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

While deciding Air Travel, the aspect that whether journey can be performed by overnight train would need to be seen as being done for serving officers and as is also applicable on civil side. On Air Travel issue, CRB had decided that need of the journey by Air and urgency that necessitate it should be seen. For example; while Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi would qualify for Air Travel, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi can easily be covered by train comfortably.

This will also be subject to the other Terms & Conditions / instructions issued from time to time by Ministry of Finance / Board’s Office on ‘Air travel’.

(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy.Director Finance Estt-I
Railway Board

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019

6 MONTHS’ STORY OF ‘EXPECTED DA JULY 2019’ TO BE FINALISED!

All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for the month of June 2019 will be released on 31.7.2019 by the Labour Bureau under Ministry of Labour and Employment.

7th CPC DA Calculation: There was no change in the calculation method of Dearness allowance after implementation of 7th Pay Commission with effect from 1.1.2016. The 12 months’ average factor only changed. In 6th CPC the average factor was 115.76 and now the factor is 261.42.

The new formula is given below…

Percentage of Dearness Allowance = (Average of AICPN for last 12 months) – 261.42 x 100 / 261.42.

Labour Bureau already released the CPI (IW) numbers for five months from January 2019 to May 2019. One more month data need to complete the calculation of additional DA percentage from July 2019.

After releasing the AICPIN for the month of June 2019, the DA will be finalized!

The below table shows the current scenario…!

M/Y AICPIN DA %
January-19 307 13.39
February-19 307 14.02
March-19 309 14.73
April-19 312 15.49
May-19 314 16.29
June-2019 ?

7th CPC Pay Fixation Methodology – Detailed report with 2 Illustrations

7th CPC Pay Fixation Methodology – Detailed report with 2 Illustrations

7TH CPC PAY FIXATION METHODOLOGY

DETAILED REPORT WITH 2 ILLUSTRATIONS

Examples of two pay fixation methodology

1. where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation.

2. fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation.

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in cases where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 151 day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28.07.2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation:

Case-I: When promotion occurred between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016.
Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 12.05.2016
Pay as on 12.05.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 22550
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 12.05.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 22550*2.57 = Rs. 57953.50

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 58600
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 01.01.2017

Case-II: When promotion occurred between 1 .7.2016 and 28.7.2016


Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 11.7.2016
Pay as on 01.7.2016 in existing pay structure after grant of annual increment. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Pay as on 11.7.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 18620 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 23220
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 11.7.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 23220*2.57 = Rs. 59675.40

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 60400
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in case an employee elects to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion or upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

Note: It may be noted that though the employee can continue in 6th CPC pay structure till he vacates the posts, promotional benefit can only be granted in the 7th CPC scale.

OPPORTUNITY FOR 7TH CPC PAY REVISION OF OPTION TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

OPPORTUNITY FOR 7TH CPC PAY REVISION OF OPTION TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

New Delhi, dated:10.07.2019

The General Managers
All Indian Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)

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

Ref:- Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018)

Please refer to Board ‘s letter mentioned above inter-alia circulating Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM No.4-13/17-IC/E-IIIA dated 12.12.2018 regarding opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to issue of the same, certain Railways has sought clarification whether option to switch over to 7th CPC pay structure can be exercised in a prospective manner covering promotions materialized after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. With respect to above, it is stated that earlier, the issue has been examined in Board’s Office and a reference has already been made to MoF seeking clarification on the issue. Response from MoF is awaited.

Till such time clarifications are received from MoF, it is advised that while allowing options, conditions as stipulated in Rules 5 & 6 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 may strictly be followed as Ministry of Finance while liberalizing conditions under Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 which provides that the option once exercised shall be final and permitting another opportunity to employees to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 within a period of 3 months, made no changes in the other conditions laid down in Rules 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 governing exercise of option.

3. Hence, it is clarified that option for switching over to 7th CPC with respect to promotions up to 28 .07.2016 (date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016) valid only and option for switching over to 7th CPC cannot be exercised with respect to promotions materialized after the said date.

Further, Illustrations on pay fixation methodology in cases

(a) where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation and

(b) fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in terms of relevant provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-I.

4. This issue are in concurrence with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Encl. As above.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board

LTC BASIC FARES VIA AIR: Chart of LTC Fares for August 2019

LTC BASIC FARES VIA AIR: Chart of LTC Fares for August 2019

Alliance Air Domestic Fares: A new updated list of LTC fares for the month of August 2019

Air India published Alliance Air Domestic Fare list updated and published for the month of August 2019. A total of 104 routes has been updated the report with sector wise. For example, from Delhi to Kullu, LTC baisc fare is Rs. 16500.

ALLIANCE AIR DOMESTIC – LTC BASIC FARES

S.NO SECTOR & V.V. To BASIC FARE
1 Delhi Kullu 16500
2 Kullu Chandigarh 15000
3 Delhi Allahabad 13250
4 Delhi Dharamshala 13000
5 Delhi Jammu 12750
6 Delhi Gorakhpur 13200
7 Delhi Dehradun 13000
8 Delhi Jabalpur 14300
9 Delhi Gwalior 11850
10 Delhi Indore 13000
11 Delhi Mumbai 17400
12 Gwalior Mumbai 13000
13 Mumbai Indore 13250
14 Delhi Pantnagar 13000
15 Delhi Chandigarh 12750
16 Delhi Jaipur 12900
17 Delhi Amritsar 11000
18 Delhi Lucknow 12500
19 Delhi Udaipur 12500
20 Delhi Hyderabad 13500
21 Delhi Bathinda 11500
22 Delhi Ludhiana 11750
23 Delhi Pathankot 11500
24 Jaipur Lucknow 13250
25 Jaipur Bhopal 12750
26 Jaipur Raipur 13000
27 Raipur Bhopal 12700
28 Jaipur Udaipur 10850
29 Mumbai Bhuj 14000
30 Mumbai Surat 13000
31 Mumbai Bhavnagar 13000
32 Mumbai Shirdi 13000
33 Hyderabad Pune 13000
34 Hyderabad Shirdi 12950
35 Hyderabad Tirupati 13750
36 Hyderabad Ahmedabad 12500
37 Hyderabad Kandla 16500
38 Nashik Kandla 11500
39 Hyderabad Kolkata 13500
40 Hyderabad Cochin 12500
41 Visakhapatnam Vijayawada 12250
42 Visakhapatnam Tirupati 12900
43 Visakhapatnam Hyderabad 13900
44 Visakhapatnam Bangalore 12950
45 Visakhapatnam Mysore 13750
46 Vijayawada Tirupati 13750
47 Vijayawada Hyderabad 13000
48 Vijayawada Bangalore 13500
49 Vijayawada Mysore 13200
50 Bangalore Cochin 13000
51 Bangalore Agatti 13700
52 Bangalore Hubli 13100
53 Bangalore Belgaum 13000
54 Bangalore Pune 13500
55 Chennai Coimbatore 13000
56 Chennai Madurai 13000
57 Chennai Trichy 13000
58 Chennai Mangalore 13000
59 Chennai Hyderabad 13150
60 Madurai Coimbatore 13000
61 Trichy Coimbatore 13000
62 Hyderabad Goa 13250
63 Pune Goa 13000
64 Kolkata Ranchi 13100
65 Kolkata Bhubaneswar 12400
66 Ranchi Bhubaneswar 9250
67 Kolkata Raipur 13400
68 Bhubaneswar Raipur 12750
69 Ranchi Raipur 12750
70 Ranchi Jharsuguda 12750
71 Kolkata Guwahati 9825
72 Kolkata Lilabari 10200
73 Guwahati Lilabari 7700
74 Kolkata Tezpur 10050
75 Guwahati Tezpur 7700
76 Kolkata Shillong 10200
77 Kolkata Pasighat 10200
78 Guwahari Pasighat 7700
79 Mumbai Diu 10100
80 Cochin Agatti 11500
81 Pasighat Lilabari 7000
82 Delhi Bathinda 10000
83 Bathinda Jammu 10000
84 Delhi Ludhiana 10000
85 Delhi Bikaner 10000
86 Bikaner Jaipur 8000
87 Delhi Shimla 10500
88 Delhi Pathankot 10000
89 Pantnagar Dehradun 8000
90 Gwalior Indore 10000
91 Gwalior Delhi 8000
92 Jaipur Agra 8000
93 Nashik Hyderabad 10250
94 Nashik Ahmedabad 8500
95 Kolhapur Hyderabad 10000
96 Kolhapur Bangalore 10500
97 Belgaum Pune 10000
98 Kochi Mysore 10000
99 Goa Mysore 10000
100 Hyderabad Mysore 10900
101 Bangalore Mysore 8500
102 Kolkata Jharsuguda 10000
103 Jharsuguda Bhubaneswar 10000
104 Jharsuguda Raipur 10000

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