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NFIR President raised following issues in Railway Board PNM Meeting 2019


NFIR President raised following issues in Railway Board  PNM Meeting 2019

Every Railwayman should work to curb avoidable expenses, he said and raised following issues for taking speedy action:


Highlights of PNM Meeting Shri Guman Singh, President NFIR

Also read: Highlights of PNM Meeting Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary / NFIR
  • The allowances to all the staff was paid from 1st of July 2016 but the KMA and other related allowances to running staff have not been decided. Such delay is a cause of Railwaymen blaming the Federation and gives room for staff agitations. This type of situation cannot do well to the institution. The Railway Board should seriously think and resolve the issues quickly.
  • Railway Board constituted a Task Force Safety Committee consisting of five very senior officers (General Managers), the Committee gave recommendations on 10th January 2017 wherein it has been mentioned that the running staff who join duty after leave at 0:00 hours and worked train immediately after resumption, commit accidents. Therefore, the Committee recommended that the running staff should not be booked to work train before 8 ‘o’ clock in the morning when they resume duty after availing leave.
    Unfortunately recommendations of the Committee are not being followed and the running staffs are booked invariably to work first train after 0:00 hours on resumption from leave. He urged the Member Staff to see that suitable instructions are issued to the Zonal Railways to follow the recommendations of the Committee to avoid situations which may cause accidents.
  • The Railway Board issued orders in the year 2004, as a result of decision arrived at, in the DC/JCM meeting, but unfortunately this decision has been changed unilaterally in the year 2007 by the Board. This change has created adverse situation like denial in granting appointment on compassionate grounds. He urged the MS that the order of 2004 be restored without delay.
  • Time and again the Railway Board had issued detailed guidelines, not to retain money from settlement dues of railway employees on superannuation, but unfortunately these orders are being violated by withholding heavy amounts from settlement despite the fact that employees are not in occupation of Railway quarter and equally no disciplinary action pending against them.
  • Retired Railway employees have been re-engaged against vacancies, but they are not paid Night Duty Allowance though they perform night duty. OT Allowance is also not paid to these re-engaged staff when they work over hours of duty at out stations. He empathetically stated that injustice is being caused to the retired Railway employees who are re-engaged as all such rules are equally applicable to them when they have been re-engaged to Railway service.
  • The PPOs of running staff are not being revised because concordance tables have not been provided although orders have been issued to revise their pension pay orders by sighting illustrations, but it is not working as the staff have developed habit of working with the assistance of concordance table, as such concordance tables be
    prepared and issued.
  • Regarding filling up of vacancies, he expressed satisfaction on the information given by Member Staff that by the end of May 2019, a panel of 62,960 selected candidates of Pay Matrix Level-I and similarly panels of ALPs and SMs will also be made available. He stated that occurrence of 3% vacancies of total cadre is through natural attrition, therefore the sequence of formation of panels should be planned and followed in a methodical manner as a regular course.
  • Case of payment of honorarium to cashiers and other accounts staff of NWR for the year 2008, 2009 and 2010, is pending in the Railway Board for sanction. The inordinate delay in payment is a matter of concern for everyone. He requested Member Staff for early communication of sanction to the NWR for which NFIR has also made reference.
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  • The condition of railway quarters continues to remain deplorable as there is no maintenance. Our position becomes very embarrassing when staff complain about differential treatment as there is zero maintenance of staff quarters while on the other hand the quarters of officers are well maintained. He requested that immediate action be taken in the matter to mitigate the staff complaints.
Source: NFIR

NFIR Secretary raised following points in Railway Board PNM Meeting 2019


NFIR Secretary raised following points Railway Board PNM Meeting 2019

Highlights of PNM Meeting between Railway Board and NFIR held on 25th & 26th April, 2019




Minutes of PNM meeting of Railway Board with NFIR held on 25th and 26th April, 2019.


Dr. M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary /NFIR
General Secretary/ NFIR at the outset thanked Member Staff and Chairman of the PNM meeting for highlighting the significant performance of Railways during the year 2018-19, surpassing the previous targets. General Secretary also thanked the Member Staff for conveying the important decisions towards staff welfare including that of orders issued, granting 10 : 20 : 20 : 50 ratio to the Track Maintainer category in GP 2800, 2400, 1900 and 1800 respectively with effect from 08/03/2019.

While assuring Federation’s support for improving the efficiency levels further, the NFIR General Secretary placed the following points for taking necessary action.

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I. The PNM meeting now being held after lapse of 111⁄2 months although Agenda was sent on 26/06/2018. Many issues continued to remain unsettled. Activating the PNM Machinery is very much essential for holding formal meetings frequently for sorting out the issues.

II. Railway employees are heavily overburdened due to non-filling of vacancies, for long period. With the recent decision of the Board to fill all vacancies, Federation hopes that the staff hardships may be mitigated to some extant.

III. Railway employees are extremely disappointed over:-
  • Government’s failure to fulfill its assurance through Group of Ministers on revision of minimum wage, fitment formula and abolition of NPS.
  • NFIR’s meeting with Hon’ble MR on 04/04/2018 and subsequently – latest being 23rd January, 2019 with regard to Federation’s repeated pleas for exempting Railways from NPS as already agreed to, by two successive Railway Ministers in view of complex and unique working of Railways and hard working conditions of Railway Staff akin to defence forces personnel (over 85% work in remote places, Jungle areas where no basic requirements of life exist). Although Hon’ble MR has assured to take action to pursue at Government level, it is observed that there has been no progress. Railway employees are extremely agitated as they do not get covered under Liberalized Pension Scheme. Over 7 lakh Railway employees joined on and after 01/01/2004, are extremely disappointed as they cannot hope for guaranteed pension of 50% of last pay drawn at the time of retirement. General Secretary specially requested the Member (Staff) to take initiative on this important issue.
IV. Aggressive decisions towards closure of establishments, outsourcing regular activities, contractorisation without prior consultations, surrender of posts are indiscriminately, contractorising the activities resulting staff dislocation and loss of seniority and career growth have been contributing for staff unrest. These are required to be addressed and instructions be re-iterated for ensuring prior consultations on all such matters in the interest of healthy industrial relations.

No prior consultations are held and arbitrary decisions resorted to.

Also read: Upgradation of posts in Railways recommended by 7th CPC – clearance of DoP&T and MoF

V. 7th CPC issues:-
  • Departmental Anomaly Committee (DAC) was constituted by the Railway Board vide letter No.PC-VII/2016/DAC/1 dated 05/10/2016. NFIR had placed issues before the DAC vide Federation’s letters No.IV/DAC/7CPC/2016 dated 09/06/2017 and dated 16/08/2017. Second meeting of DAC was held on 04/01/2018, but with “ZERO RESULT” as Official Side maintained that the issues dealt did not come under the definition of ‘Anomaly’ (Loco Running Staff, Guards, Technical Supervisors, Pharmacists, Radiographer, ECG Technicians, Physiotherapist, Health & Malaria Inspector etc.).
  • Railway Ministry has not initiated action on the positive recommendations of 7th CPC to give benefit to certain categories though a period of over 2 years 9 months passed. GS/ NFIR specifically mentioned NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC(Imp)/2016/RB dated 22/09/2016 and 15/11/2016.
  • GS/ NFIR reminded that the proposals sent by the Railway Ministry vide No.PC-VII/ 2015 /R-U/9 dated 08/02/2017 to the MoF/ DoP&T relating to revision of pay structure of Senior Supervisors in Group `C’ of all Departments (other than Accounts Department) for upgrading 75% supervisory posts from Level-7 (erstwhile GP 4600) to Level-8 (GP 4800) and revision of Pay Levels of Group‘B’ Officers of all Departments (other than Accounts Department) to Level-9 have been pending for more than 1 1/2 years. He requested prompt follow up action for obtaining clearance.
  • Shri Raghavaiah further stated that the Railway Ministry’s proposal for revision of KMA rates for Running staff w.e.f. 01/07/2017 has not been concurred yet by MoF. Similarly the Running staff are not being paid Leave salary on 7th Pay scales on Northern and West Central Railways due to IPAS problems. These issues should be settled without further delay.
VI. Implementation of commitments dated 07/02/2014.
  • LPs Mail/Exp – placement in GP 4600/- pending.
  • Stepping up of pay of LIs inducted prior to 01/01/2006 – pending.
  • Merger of Technicians-II with Tech-I – pending.
VII. Other important issues:-
  • VII CPC report – Para 9.2.37. – Hospital Leave, Special disability leave and sick leave subsumed in a new leave named “Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL):- Orders yet to be issued.
  • RELHS-97 – Railway Board’s letter dated 31/05/2012 allowed post March 2009 retirees/dependents to join as members within one year period. Some retired staff living in remote places were unaware of opportunity, consequently not availed the provision. Railway Board may now provide opportunity for those retired staff/dependents between March, 2009 and May, 2012) to join RELHS. (Board’s letter No.2011/H/28/1/RELHS/Court Cases dated 31/05/2012).
  • Extension of Scheme for contract employment of para-medical personnel against vacancies beyond 30/06/2019 is needed as RRB empanelled candidate may not be available by that date, while retired personnel may not join lower level posts. On one Zone there are 2 regular Dialysis Technicians, while contract Dialysis Technicians are working. Similarly, 25 contract Nursing Superintendents in a Central Hospital who may face termination on 30/06/2019 and if posts go unmanned, health care suffers badly.
  • Extension of MACPS to Railway School/College Teachers – All Teaching Staff of HRD Ministry, Delhi National Capital Region, Defence Ministry run schools are covered under MACPS. Action be taken for bringing Railway Teachers under MACPS with retrospective effect.
  • Minimum educational qualification for Pharmacists in Railways – Government’s Notification/Ministry of Health & Family Welfare not implemented. Action be taken for revising the entry qualification.
  • Harmonization of the cadre structure of Medical Laboratory Staff with those in Central Government Hospitals – Case pending despite elaborate proposal sent by NFIR.
  • Employees visit Hospitals for eye vision test. After dilation of eyes, it will take hours for them to be able to see. If roll on sun glasses are provided, the present problem can be got solved. Instructions may be issued to stock “roll on sun glasses” in hospitals for use of those undergo eye vision test.
  • On S.E.C. Railway – Raipur Division:- Compassionate appointment requests for wards of medically decategorised and voluntarily retired employees are rejected despite Board’s orders. Instructions may be issued to respect Board’s orders and consider rejected cases.
  • Pending MACPS issues – Separate meeting at MS/FC level needed as already committed to the Federation.
  • 100% objective type question paper – Negative marks stipulation be removed.
  • Railway Board’s norms for creation of posts ESMs, JE, SSE (Signal) etc., not implemented. Action be taken for implementation of Norms without further loss of time.
  • Lateral induction of Track Maintainers:- Board’s instructions are not being complied with, on Zonal Railways resulting disappointment among Track Maintainers. Board should issue instructions again to GMs.
  • No Dues Certificates : The General Secretary, NFIR stated that responding to the instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter dated 30th July, 2018, Federation requested to issue clear instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways and Metro Railway, Kolkata not to levy penal/interest charges where dues have been cleared by our affiliated Unions. He requested the Railway Board (MS) to kindly refer NFIR’s letters dated 18/08/2018 & 22/09/2018 and see that this issue is resolved. He also requested the Railway Board to connect Federation’s letters dated 08/10/2018 and 11/12/2018 relating to the specific case of South Eastern Railway and sort out problem.
  • Retention of Railway residential accommodation by the Office Bearers of recognized Unions on their superannuation : GS/NFIR invited kind attention of Board (MS) to the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 06/04/2018 to various Zonal Railways asking Zonal Railways to get vacated the Railway residential accommodation allotted to the Office Bearers of recognized Unions after their superannuation. He stated that NFIR has sent series of letters dated 11/05/2018, 21/05/2018, 04/06/2018, 23/07/2018, 03/08/2018, 07/08/2018, 21/08/2018 and 11/09/2018, but unfortunately clear instructions to Zonal Railways are yet to be issued. He further said that the accommodation allotted to the Office-Bearers of the Union by the competent authority should be allowed.
  • Appendix II A qualified Accounts Clerks as JAA against D/R quota upto 331⁄3% vacancies: GS/NFIR requested the Railway Board to issue appropriate clarification to the Zones etc., to take 331⁄3% of total DR quota vacancies of JAA into account for granting promotion to Appendix-II A qualified Accounts Clerks so that all the qualified staff will have benefit of promotion. He requested that the modification in the Board’s order is necessary in view of some confusion in calculating vacancies against 331⁄3% quota on a Zonal Railway (South Central Railway) wherein the Seniority Units are 2 or more in the Zone.
  • Replies to NFIR’s letters : Dr. Raghavaiah expressed disappointment that though the Federation has been writing letters to the Railway Board on various staff grievances there has been no satisfactory response and no replies sent, consequently the references remain pending. He cited NFIR’s letter dated 31/01/2019 wherein list of 33 pending cases and letter dated 13/02/2019 (16 Pending cases) was sent to Railway Board. He urged for speedy resolution of the grievances in favour of staff.
  • Incorrect revision of pension in case of pre-2016 Railway pensioners: Mr. M. Raghavaiah stated that the revision in pension has not been taking place correctly in favour of retired Railway employees particularly those who retired prior to 2016. He cited the example of a case of retired Technician Gr-I whose pension revision has been done incorrectly. He further stated that the Federation has also sent a communication to the Railway Board vide No.II/35/2018 dated 22/02/2019 together with copy of incorrect PPO. [A copy of Federation’s letter with enclosure was handed over to DG (Personnel) in the meeting].
  • DNB Trainee Doctors S. Railway and other Zones – Stipend according to 7th CPC not paid at Pay Level-11 despite representations: GS/NFIR brought to the notice of the Member (Staff) that DNB Training Doctors on Southern Railway and also on other Zones are not being paid stipend at 7th CPC Pay Scale despite representations by the staff. Federation understands that instructions have already been issued to pay arrears to the DNB Trainee Doctors on 7th CPC Pay Scale. He urged the Railway Board to take action to remedy the situation in order to settle the justified demand of DNB Trainee Doctors working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units.
While concluding, the NFIR General Secretary expressed confidence that the healthy industrial relations on Railways would continue in the coming days also and the issues raised by the Federation will be redressed with speed and positive mindset.

Source: NFIR

Important matter of the service period, affecting the Central Government Employees - JCM (Staff Side)

Important matter of the service period, affecting the Central Government Employees - JCM (Staff Side)

NCJCM

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail: nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/ JCM/2019
Dated: September 25, 2019
All Constituents of the JCM (Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,
Sub: Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

Also read: Retirement Age 60 years / 33 years service

There are serious rumours in the air that the Department of Personnel & Training (Government of India) has mooted a proposal in regard to age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, laying down condition of either 33 years of Qualifying Service or 60 years of age, whichever is earlier. It is also being claimed by several sources that, this proposal has already been sent to the Finance Ministry for their approval.

In this connection, it is clarified that, this has not to be given any cognizance since it is not possible without prior consultation with the JCM (Staff Side), being an important matter of the service condition, affecting the Central Government Employees.

Also check: No Increase or Decrease the Age of Retirement of Central Government Employees
Sincerely Yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
National Council (JCM)
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Source: NCJCM

Payment of 7th CPC HRA @ 8% of the Basic Pay to Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBORs)

Payment of 7th CPC HRA @ 8% of the Basic Pay to Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBORs)

"Grant of 7th Pay Commission House Rent Allowance (HRA) @ 8% of the Basic Pay to Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBORs) of CAPFs and Assam Rifles belonging to Nepal and Bhutan and having their families staying at Selected Place of Residence in Nepal and Bhutan"


No.11-27012/35/2017-PF.1 (Pt) (CF No.3456380)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs!Grih Mantralaya
Police-II Division
(PF-I Desk)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated, the 23rd September, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Admissibility of House Rent Allowance to Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBORs) of CAPFs and Assam Rifles belonging to Nepal and Bhutan – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that a proposal for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) @ 8% of the Basic Pay to Personnel Below Officers Rank (PBORs) of CAPFs and Assam Rifles belonging to Nepal and Bhutan and having their families staying at Selected Place of Residence in Nepal and Bhutan has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) and has been agreed to.

2. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their ID No.A-270231712017/E.ll B/7 CPC/Pt.111 dated 17.09.2019 and Integrated Finance Division of this Ministry vide Dy. No. 3456380/Fin.ll/2019 dated 30.04.2019.

Sd/-
(M.S. Dabas)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India
Tel. No. 23092214

To

(i) DsG : BSF/CISF/CRPF/ITBP/NSG/SSB/AR
(ii) FAs: BSF/CISF/CRPF/ITBP/NSG/SSB/AR (iii) PAOs : BSF/CfSF/CRPF/ITBP/NSG/SSB/AR

Copy for information to:-

(i) PPS to HS/ PPS to SS&FA(Home) I PS to JS(P-11)
(ii) PS to Dir (Fin-Pers), Dir (PF)/Dir(Pers.I)/DS(Pers.II)
(iii) Fin-II/PF-II /PF.III/PF. IV/PF.V/PF. VI.
(iv) Guard File
(v) IT Cell for uploading on MHA’s website.

CC to:

Ministry of Finance (DoE), w.r.t. their ID dated 17.09.2019. No.A-27023/7/2017/E.II B/7th CPC/Pt. II dated 17.09.2019.

Sd/-
(M.S. Dabas)
Under Secretary to the Govt.of India

Payment of revised pension to NCC officers who retired before 2006

Revision of pension of Pre‐2006 Pensioners/family pensioners who retired as NCC

No:-GI/C/0183/Vol- II/Tech
O/o the Pr.C.D.A. (Pensions)
Draupadighat Allahabad -211014

Dated: – 25 /09/2019

To,
The Treasury Officer
The PO- Master, Kathua, Srinagar (J&K)
The PO- Master, Campbell Bay (Andman & Nicobar)
The Defence Pension Disbursing Officer

Pay & Accounts Officer

Military & Air Attache, Indian Embassay, Kathmandu, Nepal (through Gorkha Record Officer, Kurnaghat, Gorakhpur)
Director of Accounts, Panji (Goa)
Finance Secretary, Gangtok, PO-I, Thimpu Bhutan
The General Manager (Nodal Officer, PSBs)
All Managers, CPPC of Public Sector Banks.
All Managers, CPPC of Authorized Private Banks.

Revision of pension of Pre‐2006 Pensioners/family pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers (Male) in rank of lieutenant, Captain, Major & Lt. Col – reg.

Ref:‐ This office circular no. 167, dated 21/06/2017.
(Available on this office website http://pcdapension.nic.in)

Attention of all Pension Disbursing Authorities is invited to above cited circular wherein instructions and rates of minimum guaranteed pension/family pension given for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in r/o Pre 2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers(Male) in rank of Lieutenant, Captain, Major & Lt. Colonel.

(2) It has now been decided by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence vide letter no.8/23/2018‐D(GS‐VI) dated 19th September 2019 that “Notional fixation of pension w.e.f. 01.01.2006 in respect of NCC WTOs be done at par with regular army officer of equivalent rank as recommended by DGNCC. However, the approval is a one‐time measure for only these veterans and shall not have repercussion on the NCC Whole Time Lady Officer (WTLOs) who are civilian.”

(3) In view of above Government order, attention of all Pension Disbursing Authorities is
again invited that in case of pre‐2006 pensioners who retired as NCC Whole Time Officers in rank of lieutenant, Captain, Major & Lt. Col, their revised pension/family pension as on 01.01.2006 would not be less than as tabulated below (at par of regular army officer issued under this office circular no. 568 dated 13.10.2016):‐


(4) In case the consolidated pension/family pension calculated as per Para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08‐P&PW (A) dated 01‐09‐2008 is higher than the pension/family pension tabulated above, the same ( higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

(5) All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08‐P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

(6) All pension disbursing authorities are therefore, requested to revise the pension/family pension in affected cases in terms of ibid circular. Payment/Recovery made w.e.f. 01.01.2006 will be adjusted and/ or returned as the case may be, against the arrears now being paid. These cases may be reflected in the monthly account sent to this office as ‘change item’.

(7) Where the PDAs are in doubt in regulating the payment of revised pension/family pension under these orders, the cases with full details of pensioner/family pensioners and PPO No: etc may be referred to Shri K.K.Pant ; SAO(Audit Section); Telephone no. 0532‐ 2420146; email i.d; kkpant.dad@gov.in of this office for advice and further action.

Yashasvi Kumar
Dy.CDA (P)

NOC mandatory for Inter-Railway transfers requests to relieve the official

NOC mandatory for Inter-Railway transfers requests to relieve the official

Forwarding of one-way own request transfer applications to other Divisions/Railways


R.B.E. No.153/2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2019/TR/11

New Delhi, dated 20.09.2019

The General Manager(P)s,
All Zonal Railways and Production Units.
(As per Standard list)

Sub : Forwarding of one-way own request transfer applications to other Divisions/Railways.

It has come to the notice of Board that a large number of inter-Railway/inter-Division one-way transfer requests are being forwarded by some of the Zonal Railways for NOCs without assessing the feasibility of relieving such staff on receipt of NOC.

This causes unnecessary building up of expectations regarding their imminent sparing among such employees puts avoidable pressure on the Railway administration.

2. Considering the above, Railways may ensure that henceforth only such Inter-Railway transfers requests be forwarded where there is reasonable possibility of relief in case of acceptance by the railway to which transfer is sought.

While doing so, various factors like number of staff likely to be inducted in the cadre by way of departmental promotions/Inter-Divisional/Inter-Railway Transfer from other Railways/Divisions and through RRB indents should be kept in view so that once NOC is received, the concerned employee can be relieved early.

This issues with the approval of Board (MS).

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(M.K.Meena)
Deputy Director Estt.(N)
Railway Board

Penalties on railway employees for dismissal / elimination or degradation violation of provisions of the Indian Constitution


Penalties on railway employees for dismissal / elimination or degradation violation of provisions of the Indian Constitution

NFIR

No. II/5/Part III
Dated: 21/09/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Imposition of penalties of 'Dismissal / Removal or Reduction in rank" on employees in Railways - violation of provisions of the Constitution of India - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 40/2018
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(D&A)2012 RG 6-34 dated 30/09/2015.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. II/5/Part II dated 21/02/2017.
(iv) NFIR's letter No. II/5/Part III dated 19/02/2018 & 30/05/2018.

Railway Board vide Order No. ERB-I/2018/23/51 dated 14/12/2018 has constituted a Committee with following terms of reference:-
"To look into the entire gamut of D&AR procedure for speeding up the cases and simplifying the rules and procedures to make them more transparent, intangible, less cumbersome and time-bound".
Also check: Imposition of penalties of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement – Determination of appointing authority

In this connection, NFIR invites kind attention of the Railway Board to its PNM Agenda Item No. 40/2018 on the subject. Federation further desires to convey to the Railway Board that the Article 311 of the Constitution of India mandates that no person who is a member of a Civil Service of the Union or an All-India Service or a Civil Service of a State or holds a Civil post under the Union or a State shall be dismissed or removed by an authority subordinate to that authority by which he was appointed.

Federation has already brought to the notice of the Railway Board that the schedule of powers on D&A matters followed by the Railway Board or the Zones or Production Units are not in conformity with the provisions of the said Article of the Constitution. Federation vide its letter dated 21/02/2017, 19/02/2018 and 30th May, 2018 had also brought out specific cases, urging for revamping the SoPs on D&AR matters. A copy of these letters are enclosed with the request that the same may also be brought to the notice of the Committee and to take into consideration the Federation's PNM Agenda Item. Federation has also come to know that the tenure of the Committee has since been extended upto 01/11/2019 in terms of Board's Order dated 16/09/2019 for study and making suitable recommendations.

Also read: Imposition of un-warranted quantum of minor penalty – Railway Board to NFIR

Federation may kindly be kept advised of action taken in the matter.
DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Source: NFIR

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