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As Efforts by AIRF, Rly board clarified to pay Arrears of Additional Allowance to Eligible Running staff will be paid from 1-1-2006 to 1-9-2008




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High Powered Committee would be appointed to review the duty hours of running staff : AIRF PNM

Shri Rakhal Das Gupta,

Working President/AIRF

raised following items in AIRF PNM

Sri Das Gupta raised the question of functioning of the Permanent Negotiating Machinery. In that he cited an example how the matters are dealt with. Item No. 20/2006 of last PNM meeting held with the Railway Board was treated as closed on the assurance that due action would be taken. Unfortunately no action has yet been taken after lapse of 12 months and this also did not appear in the ATS also. He requested that action in this regard may please be taken without any further loss of time.
Sri Das Gupta referred that in the wake of Strike Negotiation during January & February, 2006, it was agreed that a High Powered Committee would be appointed to review the duty hours of running staff as well as other safety categories of staff. But the High Powered committee has not yet been appointed. Even the existing provisions of HOER are being flouted. Staff specially the Running staff are being compelled to work beyond specified hours. The duty hours of continuous workers are being de-classified from continuous to EI without any job analysis.

Sri Das Gupta mentioned that violating Addl. Member, Railway Board‟s D. O. letter of 26.04.06 manned posts, safety posts, promotional posts are being surrendered and violating the provisions of Contract labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, perennial nature of jobs, even manned posts are outsourced declaring staff surplus. He said while there has been increase in the number of Gr. „A‟, posts of Gr. „C‟ & „D‟ are being surrendered indiscriminately.
He said that additional posts of additional work load should be created and vacancies should be filled up.
Sri Das Gupta pointed out that staff working in Road Side stations and Gang huts are being denied medical facilities. Large number of posts of Doctors and Paramedical staff are lying vacant. He also mentioned that there has been abnormal delay in the matter of reimbursement of medical expenses. He said that whenever bills are approved by the Medical Department, the Accounts department raised uncharitable objections even on medical matters. He demanded that a joint meeting be held with FC, Member Staff & DG/RHS and the AIRF be held to sort out the matter.
Sri Das Gupta raised a serious concerned about abnormal delay in the matter of setting up of Medical Board and acceptance of it‟s report. He cited example that in N. F. Railway, one lady worker was declared 100% blind by the Medical Board as well as by Sankar Dev Netralaya, Guwahati where the case was referred by the Railway and after that also the lady was sent to Bicular Hospital, Central Railway, where also she was declared 100% blind. He mentioned in such process staff are running LWP for months together causing untold economic sufferings. He requested the Railway Board to streamline the matter so that the delay and harassment is eliminated.
Sri Das Gupta said that recognition of Guwahati Neurological Research Centre (GNRC) should continue and requested for granting of recognition of Lower Assam Hospital & Research Institute, Bongaigaon for medical treatment.
Sri Das Gupta said that there has been abnormal delay in the matter of alternative appointment to the medically de-categorised surplus staff categorised C-2 medical classification as almost all such posts have been declared as redundant.
He also said that physically challenged wards of Railway employees waiting for Compassionate Ground appointment have been facing serious difficulties in the matter of appointment.
Sri Das Gupta mentioned that „Confidential Report‟ has since been changed to „Personal Appraisal Report‟ by the DOPT but the same order has not been adopted in the Railways.
Sri Das Gupta pointed out that the Railway Board vide their letter No.PC – V/2004/ACP/1 dated 31.03.04 have issued order that 50% CLCPC period should be counted as service for the purpose of ACP but the same order has been reversed vide Railway Board‟s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10.06.09. He stated that the Railway Board‟s order of 31.3.04 should be restored.

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AIRF has raised the following items in the Departmental Anomaly Committee

AIRF has raised the following items in the Departmental Anomaly Committee

1. Separate Grade Pay to Trackman, Senior Trackman, Gateman, Trolleyman, Head Trackman/Keyman, Gangmen and Sr. P.Way Supervisors.

Gangman – GP Rs.1800

Sr. Gangman & Gatekeeper – GP Rs.1900

Hd. Gangman Keyman – GP Rs.2000

Sr. Keyman & Gangmate – GP Rs.2400

P. Way Supervisor & Sr. Gangmate – GP Rs.4200

2. Introduction of following structure in Artisan category

Artisan Gr. III – PB-1 + GP Rs.2400

Artisan Gr. II – PB-1 + GP Rs.2800

Artisan Gr. I – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200

Master Craftsman – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600

3. Technical Supervisors – All Departments

Jr. Engineers – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800

Sr. Section Engineers – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

4. ASM – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200 and onward upliftment

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

6. Goods Pilot – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600

Loco Pilot (Pass.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800

Loco Pilot (M/Exp.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

7. Goods Guards – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200 and onward upliftment

8. Stenographers – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600 and onward upliftment

9. Physiotherapists – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800 and onward upliftment

10. Radiographers – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600 (Apex grade)

11. Laboratory Staff of Medical Dept. – Lab. Technician – PB-1 + GP Rs.2400 and onward upliftment

12. Lab. Superintendent – provision of Group B Post in PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

13. Loco Inspectors – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

14. CMT Staff – Jr. Engineer – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800

SSE – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

15. Sr. Traffic Costing Inspectors – – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800

16. Rajbhasha Staff by placing at par with Secretariat Staff

17. Publicity Inspectors – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400

18. Typist – Sr. Typist – PB-1 + GP Rs.2800 and further parity with Ministerial Staff

19. Technicians – Signal – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200 (Entry Grade)

20. ECRC (Entry Grade) – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200

21. Nursing Staff – ANO be placed in PB-4

22. Information Technology Cadre at par with Technical Supervisors

23. Rate of Kilometreage – Running Staff – Kilometreage of Running Staff should be revised as per Bhalla Committee formula w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

24. Additional Allowance to Running Staff – Provision of Special Allowance to all Running Staff.

25. Anomaly in fixation of pay in case of promotee with reference to their junior direct recruits after 1.1.2006 be removed.

26. Ticket Checking Staff – Sr. TC – PB-1 + GP Rs.2800

27. Health and Malaria Inspectors should be provided GP Rs.4800 / Rs.5400 in PB-2.

28. Remove anomaly of pay fixation of Loco Supervisors inducted prior to 1.1.2006 with reference to their juniors drafted after 1.1.2006.

29. Train Controllers be placed in PB-2 + GP Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 respectively.

30. Grade Pay of all ex-cadre Instructors of Training Instructors, Safety Counselors, Work Study Inspectors and Traffic Costing Inspectors and similarly placed be uplifted in PB-2 + GP Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 respectively.

31. Personnel & Welfare Inspectors be placed in – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 respectively.

32. Head Proof Readers be placed in – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200.

33. Higher Grade Pay to be allotted to Cash Office Receipt Side.

34. Head Clerks and OS-II in Transit Cell be placed in PB-2 + GP Rs.4200

35. Tower Wagon Drivers be placed in PB-2 + GP Rs.4600

36. Telephone Operators, Cipher Operators, Cashier, Shroffs, Finger Print Examiners and Typists be placed in higher Grade Pay.

37. Safety Categories – Special Allowance of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- be granted to all staff working in Safety Category including Supervisors.

38. TIA/ISA in Accounts Department be placed in GP Rs.4800 and Rs.5400 respectively.

39. Account Assistants be placed in PB-2 + GP Rs.4600

40. 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.

41. Granting of one additional increment stagnation increment on 1.1.2006 as specified in Para 2 of Rule 10 of RBE 103/2008.

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46th JCM meeting scheduled to be held on 16th of Jan. 2010, has been postponed


46th JCM meeting scheduled to be held on 16th of Jan. 2010, has been postponed, Internal meeting of AIRF scheduled to be held on 15th of Jan. 2010 has also been cancelled.
Next dates of the meeting will be intimated as decided by DOPT.
                          Com. S.G.Mishra

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Permission to travel in “Duranto Trains” on Duty Pass and Privilege Pass


Permission to travel in “Duranto Trains” on Duty Pass and Privilege Pass

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Payment of National Holiday Allowance to all Group ‘C’ employees

Payment of National Holiday Allowance to all Group ‘C’ employees

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Revision in the Grade Pay for the eligibility of Night Duty Allowance


Revision in the Grade Pay for the eligibility of Night Duty Allowance

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Highlights of first meeting of National Anomaly Committee

The first meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held on 12th December, 2009.

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Fixation of Pay in Revised Pay Scale:

As per Clause (A) (ii) of Rule 7 (i) of Revised Pay Rules 2008, the Pay fixation for the pre revised basic pay of Rs.5600 in the scale of Rs.5000 – 8000 should be (Rs.6500 X 1.86 = Rs.12090) + Rs.4200 GP = Rs.16290, instead of (Rs.5600 X 1.86 = 10420) + Rs.4200 GP = Rs.14620 (As per Clause (A) (i) of Rule 7(i) of Revised Pay rules 2008)

After some discussion, the official side stated to have a re-look into the matter.



First option exercised within three months may not be treated as final and the employees be permitted to revise the option within six month of the date of exercising the first option.

Option exercised by the officials under F.R. 22(I)(A(1) on promotion has been restricted to only first promotion, which appears to be unreasonable.

The official side has agreed to allow another option.

The official side has agreed to examine whether the above option can be allowed to cover all promotions.


Date of Next Increment

Persons, whose increment falls between 1st February and 1st June, 2006 may be given one increment on 1.1.2006 as a one time measure.

It was pointed out by the staff side that, they have made the suggestion for a one time measure on the specific understanding that Rule 9 of the Revised Pay Rules 2008 has no applicable in the fixation of increment date in future as in those cases, the Fundamental Rules will have the application.

Official side agreed to issue orders to cover those in service between 1.1.2006 and 1.7.2006 as a one time measure.

The official side after some discussion agreed to reconsider the issue in the light of the contention made by the Staff Side.


Benefit on Promotion

Staff side proposed that minimum benefit on promotion should not be less than 10% of the Pay+Grade Pay of the feeder post.

Official side will further discuss the issue outside the forum of Anomaly committee.


Fixation on Promotion

On promotion to the higher grade, pay of an employee should be fixed appropriately and in any case it should not be less than the entry Pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on of after 1.1.2006 for the post.

The Official Side agreed to issue enabling orders in the matter.

(Anomaly of senior promotive SE/SSE in the GP Rs.4600 fixed less pay than Junior Direct entrant who joined later will be removed.)


Refixation of pension / family pension.

Since refixation of pension has been allowed both under paras 4.1 and 4.2, they should both he covered in para 9 of the OM. It is requested that para 9 of the said OM may be revised including both paras 4.1 and 4.2 thereof.

Orders have been issued vide O.M.dated 12th and 14th September, 2009


Anomaly in pension for Government Servants who retired/Died in harness between 1.1.2006 and 1.9. 2006

The Govt. servants who have retired on or after 1.1.2006 but before the date of issue of this F.No. 38/37/08-P&P(W)(A) dated 2nd September 2008 have been debarred from the benefits of the same. They will be governed by the rules/ orders which were in force immediately before coming into effect of these orders.

Orders are under issue.


Parity in pension of all pre 1996 retirees with those who retired on or after 1.1.2006

After detailed discussion, the official side agreed to consider the issue once again.


Other Issues

Other left out items shall be discussed in the next meeting.

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Railwaymen’s (Trackman) wards will be employed in Railway on Retirement: AIRF


No.AIRF/415                  Dated: December 18, 2009

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms.,

Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme of Trackman

           Today Hon’ble Minister for Railways called me and told that she has cleared the scheme of the Safety Related Retirement Scheme for those Trackman who want to take Voluntary Retirement and get their wards employed in the Railways.
           The conditions and other things will be processed by the Railway Board.
I hope, orders to this effect will be issued shortly.


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