Archive for June, 2010

All India Running Staff Conference of Loco and Traffic Running Staff to be held at New Delhi on 13-07-2010

ALL INDIA RNG CONF

All Loco and Traffic Running Staff LPs, ALPs and Guards attend en-masse the All India Running Staff Conference scheduled to be held at NDLH on 13-07-2010 organized by All India Railwaymen’s federation (AIRF) under Leadership of National Railway Mazdoor Union(NRMU). For following long pending demands of Running Staff":-

  • Constitute High power committee to review duty hours of Running staff to 6Hrs

  • Grade Pay Demands:

  • Asst. Loco Pilot – PB-1 + GP Rs.2800

  • Goods Pilot – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600
  • Loco Pilot (Pass.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800
  • Loco Pilot (M/Exp.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400
  • Goods Guard – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200
  • Pass Guard- PB-2 + GP Rs.4600
  • Mail Exp Guard- PB-2 + GP Rs.4800
  • Loco Inspectors – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400
  • Rate of Kilometreage of Running Staff should be revised as per Bhalla Committee formula w.e.f. 1.1.2006
  • Additional Allowance to Running Staff – Provision of Special Allowance to all Running Staff incuding LI/SLIs also
  • Remove anomaly of pay fixation of Loco Supervisors inducted prior to 1.1.2006 with reference to their juniors drafted after 1.1.2006
  • One advance increment as a onetime exception in case of those who have having their annual increment from 1st Feb. 2006 to 1st June 2006
  • Absence/Detention of the running staff from their headquarters should be restricted to 24 Hrs
  • On absorption in alternate employment of medically de-categorized Running Staff 55% retirement benefit to be awarded
  • As CCA subsumed by Transportation Allowance 30% benefit to be awarded

 

All India Running Staff Conference of Loco and Traffic Running Staff to be held at NDLH on 13-07-2010

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50th Anniversary of Historic 1960 Strike let us rembember our martyrs

50th Anniversary of Historic 1960 Strike let us remember our martyrs

All India Railwaymen’s Federation and its affiliates are celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Historic  1960  Strike at all levels(Branch, Divisional and Zonal levels); and to pay homage to the Martyrs’ of Dahod, Western Railway Employees Union, an affiliate of AIRF, has decide to celebrate the day on12th July, 2010 in Dahod. click here to read more

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Agenda of DC/JCM Meeting to be held on 01.07.2010 and 02.07.2010

Agenda of DC/JCM Meeting to be held on 01.07.2010 and 02.07.2010

Departmental Council Meeting under JCM meeting is being held at New Delhi. Agenda of items to be discussed is being attached herewith. Main issues are eligibility of 1st Class & 3rd AC Pass, Problems of Station Masters etc. -….Click Here to Read More

Running Staff Related Some Items in Agenda

Item No

Subject

01/2010

Appointment of High Powered Committee to review the working hours of Loco and Traffic Running Staff and other Safety Categories of staff

02/2010

Enhancement of Rates of Running Allowance for Loco and Traffic Running Staff wef 01.01.2006

08/2010

Eligibility for 1st Class / AC-2 Tier and AC-3 Tier Passes

09/2010

Stationary equivalent pay scale for Loco and Traffic Running Staff – Allotment of Comparable Gardes

11/2010

Rates of Stipend to Apprentices / Trainees
12/2010

Discloser of marks secured by the candidates in the written test held for Selection / LDCE for promotion

15/2010

Conducting of Selection/Suitability test in Regional (Marathi etc) Language

17/2010

Supply of Branded quality cloth for the purpose of uniform to Loco and Traffic Running Staff and other railway staff

18/2010

Provision of Rest Rooms at wayside Stations
19/2010

Upward revision of the Training Allowance to the Instructors of the ZRTIs and STIs

24/2010

Grant of Overtime to the Railway employees consequent upon revision of Pay Scales and Allowances

25/2010

Medical De-categorization:- Abnormal delay in the matter of setting-up of Medical Board

26/2010

Special Duty Allowance – Exemption sought for from the purview of Income Tax

 

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Feedback of General Secy’s meeting with Minister For Railways

No.AIRF/24(C)                                             Dated: June 23, 2010

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms.,
Sub: Feedback on the meeting with the Minister for Railways

Yesterday, i.e. on 22nd June, 2010, I met the Hon’ble Minister for Railways, when following issues were discussed in a very cordial atmosphere.
The MR was of the opinion that despite best efforts of the Railwaymen, persistently propaganda is being made against the workings of the Railways; which needs to be curved and she needs help of the mighty organization like AIRF.
While raising the issue before the MR, I told her that our priority issue, only and only one, is recruitment of wards of the Railwaymen in the Railways, to which she assured that it will be done shortly.
I also raised the issues of entitlement of Passes and Housing Scheme.
I thanked the MR for sending references to the MoF and requested her that the matter should be persuaded at the appropriate level so that Railwaymen can get relief. The MR agreed to that.
I also told the MR that in the Fast Track Committee, demands of the AIRF about the arrears to Running Staff w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and enhancement in the KMA has been some early dismissed. The MR stated that this will also be considered.
I also told the MR that in spite of her instructions nothing has been done in the matter of formation of Committee for improvement in the service of the Trackman Category.
I also told the MR that in the matter of Safety Related Retirement, there is little progress since last week.
We have also decided to hold an “All India Running Staff Conference” on 13th July, 2010 in New Delhi and have invited Hon’ble Minister for Railways and Chairman, Railway Board to attend the same.

Shiv Gopal Mishra

GS/AIRF

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Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra addressed a press conference on 25.06.10 at Press Club of India, New Delhi. He touched various burning issues in Indian Railways.

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Alert loco pilot averts major collision near Wardha

Nagpur, June 28, 2010

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An alert loco pilot of Chennai-Chhapra Ganga Kaveri Express has averted a major collision on the track at Bhugaon station near Wardah, official sources said on Monday.

The incident occurred on Sunday when Ganga Kaveri was fast approaching Chitoda station and the driver noticed derailment of empty coal wagons on the track at Bhugaon station and he immediately applied emergency brakes and brought the train to a grinding halt, officials said.

The 12 empty wagons of a coal rake derailed while being unloaded. Due to this, the train movement was affected but now the track has been restored for traffic, Nagpur division, Central Railway PRO Y. K. Singh said on Monday.

Grand Trunk Express, Tamil Nadu Express, Secunderabad Rajdhani Express, Indore Express, Sampark Kranti Express were affected due to the incident, he added.

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Reservation Policy COMPENDIUM – DOPT Order

Issue of instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India

Reservation Policy – DOPT Order

      DOPT has clearly stated in this OM, “some appointing authorities are continuing to implement such outdated and non-existent instructions. Keeping all these aspects in view this Department has decided to issue consolidated instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in supersession of all the existing instructions on the subject. The proposal is not to change any aspect of policy on the subject but only to consolidate all the instructions and present them in easy to understand form/language.

A draft OM has been prepared which covers all the aspects of reservation policy as existing at present. However, before issuing the proposed OM, it has been decided to put it in public domain and invite comments on it. If any person feels that the proposed OM does not include any of the existing instruction or any instruction included in the proposed OM is not in consonance with the existing instructions, may point out the same and send his comments to the undersigned by 12th July, 2010.”

We have reproduced full text of the both OMs and main headlines of the Reservation Policy.

No.36011/6/2010-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the 25th June, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

   Subject:   Issue of instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India.

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      The undersigned is directed to say that instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India are contained in various OMs issued from time to time by the Ministry of Home Affairs and this Department. Some of the instructions so issued have become outdated and are not in operation at present. It has, however, been observed that some appointing authorities are continuing to implement such outdated and non-existent instructions. Keeping all these aspects in view this Department has decided to issue consolidated instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in supersession of all the existing instructions on the subject. The proposal is not to change any aspect of policy on the subject but only to consolidate all the instructions and present them in easy to understand form/language. A draft OM has been prepared which covers all the aspects of reservation policy as existing at present. However, before issuing the proposed OM, it has been decided to put it in public domain and invite comments on it. If any person feels that the proposed OM does not include any of the existing instruction or any instruction included in the proposed OM is not in consonance with the existing instructions, may point out the same and send his comments to the undersigned by 12th July, 2010.

(K.G. Verma)
Director

No.36011/6/2010-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the June, 2010

DRAFT OM

Subject: Instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other
Backward Classes in services under the Government of India.

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The undersigned is directed to say that it has been brought to the notice of the Government
that there is lot of confusion amongst appointing authorities and others about the policy on
Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services
under the Government of India. It has also been observed that though a number of instructions
issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and this Department on the subject have become
outdated and are no more in operation, some Ministries/Departments etc. continue to follow such
non-existent instructions. It has, therefore, been decided to issue, in supersession of all Office
Memoranda on the subject issued so far, instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes,
Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in Services as given in Appendix to this OM.
2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of
all concerned.

(K.G. Verma)
Director

Appendix to DOPT O.M. No. 36011/6/2010-Estt(Res) dated June, 2010

COMPENDIUM ON RESERVATION
FOR THE SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES
AND OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES IN SERVICES

2.Reservation in Direct Recruitment:

3. Creamy Layer amongst OBCs:

4. Reservation in Promotion:

5. Concession in Promotions within Group A:

6. Exemptions from Reservation:

7. Reservation in Scientific and Technical Posts:

8. Reservation in Posts of Industrial Workers:

9. Reservation in Work-Charged Posts:

10. Reservation in Appointments of Daily Rated Staff

11. Appointment of Casual Workers to Regular Posts

12. Reservation in Newly Constituted Services

13. Reservation in Adhoc Promotions

14. Reservation in case of a Single Vacancy

15. Reservation in PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc

16. Reservation in Voluntary Agencies

17. Determination of Reservation Quota

18. Determination of Reserved Vacancies

19. Grouping of Posts:

20. Maintenance of Reservation Registers / Roster Registers

21. Initial Preparation of Reservation Register / Roster:

22. SC/ST/OBC Candidates Appointed on Their Own Merit:

23. Adjustment of Compassionate/Surplus Cell Appointees:

24. Age Relaxation in Direct Recruitment:

25. Age Relaxation in Promotion

26. Concession in Fee

27. Relaxation of Experience Qualification in Direct Recruitment

28. Relaxation of Standard of Suitability in Direct Recruitment

29. No Relaxation in Educational Qualification

30. Relaxation of Standards in Departmental Competitive / Qualifying Examinations

31. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Direct Recruitment

32. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Promotion by Selection

33. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Promotion by Non-Selection

34. Steps To Be Taken in Case of Non-Availability of SC/ST Candidates for Promotion

35. Diversion of Reserved Vacancies under the Promotion Quota to Direct
Recruitment

36. Safeguards against Supersession of SC/ST Candidates

37. Implementation of the Findings of DPC Kept in Sealed Cover

38. Dereservation

39. Provisions in Recruitment Rules/Regulations for Examination

40.  Verification  of  the  Claims  of  Scheduled  Castes,  Scheduled  Tribes  and  Other 
Backward Classes

41. Reporting About Representation

42. Arrangements for Training

43. Intimation about Competitive Examinations to Pre-Examination Training Centres

44. Selection of Persons for Posting Abroad

45. Forwarding of Application for Employment

46. Prevention of Discrimination

47. Clarifications about SC/ST/OBC Status

48. Liaison Officer and Reservation Cell

49. Role of the National Commission for SCs and STs

50. Annual Reports of the Ministries/Departments:

ANNEXURE-I
RESERVATION IN CASE OF RECRUITMENT TO GROUP C AND D POSTS ON LOCAL BASIS

ANNEXURE –II
Criterion for Determining Creamy Layer Amongst OBCs.

ANNEXURE-III
ROSTERS FOR PROVIDING RESERVATION IN
CADRES HAVING UPTO 13 POSTS

ANNEXURE –IV
RESERVATION REGISTER

ANNEXURE –V
RESERVATION ROSTER REGISTER

ANNEXURE VI
PROPOSAL FOR DERESERVATION OF VACANCIES RESERVED FOR SCHEDULED
CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES IN POSTS FILLED BY PROMOTION.

ANNEXURE-VII
FORM OF SCHEDULED CASTE/TRIBE CERTIFICATE

ANNEXURE-VIII
FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE PRODUCED BY
OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES APPLYING FOR APPOINTMENT
TO POSTS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

ANNEXURE-IX
SC/ST/OBC REPORT-I
ANNUAL STATEMENT SHOWING THE REPRESENTATION OF SCs, STs AND OBCs AS ON FIRST JANUARY OF THE YEAR AND
NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS MADE DURING THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR

ANNEXURE-X
SC/ST/OBC REPORT-II
ANNUAL STATEMENT SHOWING THE REPRESENTATION OF SCs, STs AND OBCs IN VARIOUS SERVICES
AS ON FIRST JANUARY OF THE YEAR

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