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Running Staff related some items raised by AIRF in the Departmental Anomaly Committee

Running Staff related some items raised by AIRF in the Departmental Anomaly Committee

  1. Asst. Loco Pilot – PB-1 + GP Rs.2800
  2. Goods Pilot – PB-2 + GP Rs.4600
  3. Loco Pilot (Pass.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.4800
  4. Loco Pilot (M/Exp.) – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400
  5. Goods Guard – PB-2 + GP Rs.4200 and onward upliftment
  6. Pass Guard- PB-2 + GP Rs.4600
  7. Mail Exp Guard- PB-2 + GP Rs.4800
  8. Loco Inspectors – PB-2 + GP Rs.5400
  9. Rate of Kilometreage – Running Staff – Kilometreage of Running Staff should be revised as per Bhalla Committee formula w.e.f. 1.1.2006
  10. Additional Allowance to Running Staff – Provision of Special Allowance to all Running Staff
  11. Anomaly in fixation of pay in case of promotee with reference to their junior direct recruits after 1.1.2006 be removed
  12. Remove anomaly of pay fixation of Loco Supervisors inducted prior to 1.1.2006 with reference to their juniors drafted after 1.1.2006
  13. 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
  14. Tower Wagon Drivers be placed in PB-2 + GP Rs.4600
  15. Safety Categories – Special Allowance of Rs.500/- and Rs.1000/- be granted to all staff working in Safety Category including Supervisors ie LI / SLI
  16. 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
  17. 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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Loco and Traffic Running Staff Sholapur NRMU Dharana on Lapses of Safety

NRMU Dharana on Safety Lapses by Loco and Traffic Running Staff Solapur

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Cadre Restructuring Committee meeting 08-12-2009 agreed for Grade Pay Rs 2400 for 80% ALPs





No.AIRF/364                                Dated: December 8, 2009

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Feedback on the first meeting of the Cadre Restructuring Committee

            First meeting of the Cadre Restructuring Committee was held today, i.e. on 8.12.2009, at 15:00 hrs. in Rail Bhawan.
           At the outset, Com. Umraomal Purohit, President, AIRF, made it very clear that the Matching Saving for the up-gradation will not be acceptable to AIRF and particularly for restructuring of the safety categories staff. There was a long deliberation at the preliminary stage.
            Restructuring of Asstt. Loco Pilot was taken-up; and after over 3 hour deliberations, Official Side agreed on the following proposal:-

Grade Pay Existing Percentage Revised Percentage
Rs.1900 100% 20%
Rs.2400 00 80%

This is a big achievement of ours and should to be circulated
amongst all the Running staff at all the places.


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Grade Pay Rs 4600 for Sr LPS, LPG, LPP, SrGds Gd, PassGd, MExGd & 4800 for LPME wef 1.1.06

Finance ministry has granted 4600 grade pay to 6500-10500 wef 01-01-2006

F.No. 1/1/2008-IC

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Revenue

New Delhi,dated 13th November,2009.


Subject:- Grant of the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 to posts that existed in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 and which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2

Sixth Pay commission recommended merger of the three pre-revised scales of Rs.5000-8000, Rs.5500-9000 and Rs.6500-10500 and replaced them by the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2. Vide para 2.2.21 (v) of its report, the Commission recommended that on account of the merger of these 3 scales, some posts which constituted feeder and promotion grades would come to lie in an identical grade. The Commission gave specific recommendations in its Report granting higher grade pay of Rs.4600 to some categories of these posts. As regards the other posts, the Commission recommended that it should first be seen if the posts in theses 3 scales can be merged without any functional disturbance and if possible, the same should be done, Further, the Commission recommended that in case it is not feasible to merge the posts in these pay scales n functional consideration, the posts in the scale of Rs.5000-8000 and Rs.5500-9000 should be merged with the posts in the scale of Rs.6500-10500 being upgraded to the next higher grade in the pay band PB-2 with grade pay of Rs.4600 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500, the posts being upgraded from the scale of Rs.6500-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs. 7450-10500.
The above recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission were notified vide para (ii), Section I in Parts B and C of the First Schedule to the CCS (RP) Rules,2008. While Part B of the First Schedule of he CCS(RP) Rules relates to revised pay scales for common categories of staff, Part C notifies revised pay structure for certain posts in Ministries, Departments and Union Territories. The above provisions of the Rules specifically mentioned that up-gradations in terms of para (ii) Section I may be done in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.
Consequent upon the Notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, Department of Expenditure has received a large number of references from administrative ministries / departments proposing up-gradations of the posts which were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 as on 1.1.2006 by been granting them grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided that the posts which were granted the normal replacement pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4200 in the pay band PB-2, will be granted pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2 corresponding to the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500 w.e.f.1.1.2006. Further, in terms of the aforementioned provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, in case a post already existed in the pre-revised scale of Rs.7450-11500, the posts being upgraded from the scale of Rs.5600-10500 should be merged with the post in the scale of Rs.7450-11500.
Accordingly, in terms of Rule 6 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, revised pay of Government servants in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 who were earlier granted grade pay of Rs.4200 and who have already exercised their option for drawal of pay in the revised pay structure in the format prescribed in the Second Schedule to the Rules, will be fixed again in accordance with illustration 4A annexed to CCS (RP)Rules,008.
In case of all such Government servants in the pre-revised scale of Rs.6500-10500 who were earlier granted grade pay of Rs.4200 and who had opted to have their pay fixed under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, action as prescribed in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30th August, 2008 will be taken. In case a Government servant desires to revise his earlier option for coming over to the revised pay structure, he may be permitted to do so without any reference to this Department.
6. On account of pay fixation in the revised pay structure of grade pay of Rs.4600 in the pay band PB-2, arrears of pay will be recalculated and difference of arrears in respect of the entire amount will be paid immediately. The manner of drawal of arrears has already been indicated in this Departments/s O.M. of even number dated 30.8.2008.

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NRMU Opposed “Optimization of Crew Link” COM’s Proposal (visit: )

Unite to Save Surrendering of Huge No’s of Running Staff posts.

      As per Central Railway COM Office’s L.No.253.AC.PNM Dated 15-27/07/209 signed jointly by


Dy.CME(P&F) &


Administration suggested following links related to SUR Div Crew:-

  1. BSL Crew will work 1078/2779, 2780/2627, 2628/1077 between BSL-DD-BSL section
  2. DD crew will work 1020/7031, 1042/1041, 7032/1019 & 6530/6529 between DD-CSTM-DD
  3. DD crew will work 1014/1013 between DD-LTT-DD

NRMU opposed to this proposal of “Optimization of Crew Link” which will surrender running staff posts.

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Monopoly of Railway Board


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Quarters Allotted During UHC/SUR’s current Meeting

NRMU./LTRS/UHC/SUR-4 Date: 08/04/2009

Subject: Quarters Allotted During UHC/SUR’s current Meeting

Kindly Refer UHC Minutes

Name Shri.


Qtr Allotted



Suraj Narayan


RB III 5/39


Modi Area

Sandeep Divakar


RB II 2/36


Ganesh Hall

Ramdous Kumar


RB II 3/51


Ganesh Hall

Mukeshkumar Meena


RB II 9/20





RB II 9/15



Sahadev Singh


RB II 11/237


Modi Area



RB II 9/13



Tarkeswar Soni


RB II 10/09


Hospital Area



RB II 11/238


Modi Area

Subhash Chandra Sahu


RB II 11/243


Modi Area

Ranjeet Lal


RB II 11/248


Modi Area

Babulal Meena


RB II 7/161


Ganesh Hall

DineshChandra Meena


RB II 8/188


Modi Area

Manai Kalundriya


RB II 13/11


Modi Area

Ramesh Bhiwa

Call Boy

RB I 4/107


Modi Area

(Com. S. M. Lokhande)


Loco & Traffic Running Staff Br

NRMU / Solapur

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Mass Casual Leave 12-02-2009



This meeting of the Loco Running Staff being held under the auspices of the National Railway Mazdoor Union in CST auditorium on 11-01-2009 views with serious concern the apathetic attitude of the Govt. of India and the Ministry of Railways towards the pressing demands of Running Staff such as

1) Anomalies relating to pay scales of ALPs,

2) Poor rate of mileage,

3) Working hours,

4) Filling up all the vacancies in the Running Staff categories and

5) Atrocious conditions of Running Rooms.

These issues are of vital importance and have to be settled promptly. Anomaly Committees or such time consuming Committees are not acceptable. There has to be direct discussions between the Government and the AIRF and the Issues have to be settled across the table. This Conference is fully aware of the fact that the Government will not agree to sit across the table and discuss the issues unless it is forced to do so.

Therefore it is imperative that these issues are taken up by the AIRF on top priority and an action programme decided upon. This Conference appeals to the AIRF to give a call to all its affiliates to mobilize the Loco and Traffic Running Staff and launch effective agitations, starting with a days mass casual Leave, on an early date, to be decided by the Federation.

In the meantime, this Conference decides that a mass casual leave programme of Loco Running Staff of Central Railway be launched on 12 Feb. 09 in order to impress upon the authorities the seriousness of the demands.

The Conference appeals to the Union’s Head Office to direct the traffic running staff to join the programme as the issues are common to them also and make the programme effective and strong.

Proposed By- Com.N.Haridasan

Loco Pilot M/Exp, Mumbai

Seconded By- Com.Ibrahim Khan

Loco Pilot Goods, Bhusawal

       Resolution Passed unanimously in very agitated mood by Running staff. Grandiloquent speech of Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra inspired running staff to unite under the NRMU/AIRF leadership.

      Its a historical decision taken at historical Place CSTM to repeat the history of historical strike of May-1974 if government deny justified demands of Running staff. 


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Rs. 2800/- Grade Pay to be awarded to ALPs

Memorandum submitted by NRMU to Com. ShivGopal Mishra General Secretary, AIRF on 11/01/2009 at CSTM during Conference of Loco Traffic Running staff


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Career in Railway Services


The Indian railway system spanning a length of over 62.3 thousand kilometers is the largest in Asia and ranks second in the world. It made a modest beginning in April 1853, with the first train from Bombay to Thane. The range of operations of the Indian Railways is quite diverse and wide. The Indian Railway network comprises of nine zones, directly controlled by the Railway Board, which is at the helm of all operations. A General Manager heads each zone.

Nature of Work:

The Indian Railway Traffic Service

This branch of the Indian Railways looks after transportation and commercial matters pertaining to transportation. The branch is further divided into two divisions:

A) The commercial division

This division deals with all commercial responsibilities like ticket checking, catering, administration and management of stations, reservation, announcements on the platforms, etc.

B) The operations division

This division deals with controlling movement of the trains. Keeping a check on incoming and outgoing trains, detachment or attachment of wagons, etc., are the responsibilities of this division. The job requires travelling to inspect, supervise and direct the work at stations and control offices.

A career with the IRTS begins with 3 years of probationary training. The training is carried out for 2 years at Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration in Mussourie, zonal training centres and incorporates on the job training. The final year of the training period is a regular appointment posting. On completion of this tenure and passing the departmental examinations the officers get a confirmed position. This is either as Assistant Commercial Superintendent (ACS) or Assistant Operations Superintendent (AOS) at the Divisional Headquarters. After 4 years of service, they are promoted to the position of Divisional Commercial Managers and Divisional Operations Managers.
The next promotion is again at the divisional level as Senior Divisional Commercial/Operations Managers. From here, they take charge at the Zonal level as Deputy Chief Managers (Commercial/Operations). The senior most position at the Zonal level is that of Chief Managers (Commercial/Operations). In the Railway board, there is an appointment of Member (Traffic) which is filled by a senior official from this branch.

Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS)

As the name suggests this branch of the Railways deals with the accounting and finance operations of the Indian Railways. Working in this branch would entail dealing with financial transactions and hence a thorough knowledge of accounting procedures and related practices would prove an asset for officers who opt for this branch of the Indian Railways.

Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS)

Officers in this division handle all matters relating to recruitment, promotions, training and even staff welfare, staff welfare activities, transfers, informing the finance department about the increments due to individuals, disciplinary actions and so on.

Railway Protection Service/ Railway Protection Force (RPF)

These branches of the Indian Railway Services operate as other para-military forces. They are responsible for the maintenance of law and order on trains and on premises owned and used by the Indian Railways.

Railway Engineering Services

This is the technical side of the Indian Railways and is engaged in activities like installation, maintenance, construction and planning of railway tracks, bridges and buildings.

Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE)

Officers of this branch comprise the Civil Engineers of the Indian Railways. They plan the track routes; construct railway stations, bridges, tunnels and housing colonies. Officers of this branch also work on projects undertaken in India or abroad under the consultancy organizations of the Railways (Rail India Technical and Economic Services Ltd – RITES and IRCON).

Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME)

These Mechanical engineers maintain Diesel Locomotives and rolling stock of the railways. They ensure that the locomotives, wagons and carriages are in proper order for day to day running. They look after the periodic overhauling of the engines, carry out maintenance and repair of engines, wagons and carriages. In the case of an accident they are required to be present at the site to advise and supervise the recovery and removal of the damaged locomotives, carriages and wagons. UPSC.

Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE)

They look after the functioning of this very massive network and technical expertise and updating of technology for ensuring efficient functioning.

Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE)

Railways have an Electrification Headquarters at Allahabad for ongoing planning and coordination of developmental activities for electrification. Electrical engineers are responsible for carrying on the work taken up as part of the electrification projects as well as the maintenance and repair of Electrical Locomotives and coaches. They are responsible for power distribution networks, power generation, and electrical distribution systems and for monitoring continuity of supply.

Indian Railway Stores Service

This branch is responsible for bulk expenditure for procurement of materials required for maintenance, day-to-day functioning, developmental projects, etc.

Recruitment to this department is also followed by a probationary term. The training is given at the Railway Staff College at Vadodara followed by training in various Depots, in the Headquarters of Supply and Disposal, and workshops/loco sheds where materials have to be supplied or recovered for disposal.


Direct recruitment to posts and services in Class I and Class II for non-technical services – the Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS), the Indian Railway Personnel Services (IRPS), the Indian Railway Accounts Services (IRAS), and the Railway Police Service is made through Union Public Service Commission. To be considered for employment in the Railways, a candidate needs to pass the Combined Civil Services Examination and an allied examination for the Railways. The eligibility for UPSC exams is a graduation in any subject.

For employees who are recruited though the Combined Civil Services Examination, no particular discipline is specified at the graduate level. However for the Railway Engineering Services an engineering degree or its equivalent is a must

Training for recruits for the Railway Engineering Services is provided at five centralised training institutes. For the selection of mechanical engineers, a Special Class Railway Apprenticeship Examination is held. The chosen candidates are given a four-year probationary training. The minimum eligibility is HSC with PCM.

Apart from officers in various departments RRBs also recruit Train Loco Pilots, ASMs, Guards, Teachers, Physical instructors, Doctors in various departments, nurses and paramedical personnel through countrywide written tests.

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