Inter-action meeting with the 7th Pay Commission on NFIR’s memorandum

Inter-action meeting with the 7th Pay Commission on NFIR’s memorandum

Inter-action meeting with the Seventh Central Pay Commission on NFIR’s memorandum — reg.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

3, CHELMSFORD ROAD NEW DELHI-110055

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/CORRES/Pt.V

Dated: 02.08.2014

The Secretary,
Seventh Central Pay Commission,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhavan,
IIFT, Block ‘B’,
Qutab Institutional Area,
Near Sitaram Bharatiya Institute of Science & Research,
New Delhi – 110016

Madam.,
Sub: Inter-action meeting with the Seventh Central Pay Commission on NFIR’s memorandum — reg.

NFIRs delegation has called on you on 28th July, 2014 and handed over memorandum for taking appropriate action.

NFIR now requests to kindly arrange to convey the dates on which Federation’s representatives can meet the Pay Commission to explain the case of railway employees of various categories. In this Connection, we suggest as follows :-
a) Inter-action meetings may be fixed giving us reasonable advance intimation to enable us to reschedule our other programmes.

b) Meeting/hearing may be fixed department wise to facilitate us to meet the Pay Commission along with the representatives of the concerned departmental category.

c) In the Railways there are eight major departments with hundreds of categories. Eight different dates for explaining our case may kindly be considered.
d) Inter-action meetings may also be convened for explaining the case of miscellaneous and isolated categories.
e) We request that a separate date and time be provided to facilitate the Federation to explain uniqueness of railways as well unique nature of duties of railway employees in general.

We request you to kindly consider giving dates for us during September and October 2014. keeping in mind the holidays during these months. We shall be grateful to the Pay Commission, if the tentative dates are conveyed to enable to us to select and respond.

Yours sincerly,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)

General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief – NFIR

Merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief – NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.II/95/Pt. VI

Dated: 20/02/2014

The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR.

Brother,
Sub: Merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of Interim Relief.

NFIR has been writing to the Government of India (including Prime Minister, Finance Minister etc) for merger of 50% DA with pay through its letters dated 10/01/2013, 05/08/2013, 27/09/2013. Also in its 27th National Convention held at Visakhapatnam from 10th to 12th December, 2013, the Federation had passed a resolution demanding merger of 50% DA with Pay and grant of interim relief to employees of Central Government including Railway employees.

NFIR feels happy to convey that the Central Government has conceded the demand of the employees raised by the Federation.

Union Cabinet is likely to consider the issues to day for taking final decision. Federation will advise decision when taken by the Government. Federation expects that there may be Good News for all Central Government employees very soon.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Payment of Bonus should be made before Puja – AIRF

Payment of Bonus should be made before Puja – AIRF

All India Railwaymen Federation, AIRF writes to Railway Board regarding that the payment of PLB Bonus should be made before Puja to all Railway employees…

Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2012-13 – AIRF

ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION
4, STATE ENTRY ROAD, NEW DELHI, INDIA

No.AIRF/387
Dated: September 5, 2013
The Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railwaymen for the year 2012-13.

Durga Pooja is the biggest festival of the Eastern part of the country. Durga Puja and Festive Season are approaching very last, and every time we have seen eleventh hour trouble creating lots of frustration and chaos among the Railwaymen. There is rumour in the corridors that, this year Productivity Linked Bonus may be reduced inspite of untiring efforts made by the Railwaymen in increased productivity.

AIRF has achieved PLB for the Railwaymen after lots of struggles and sacrifices. In this connection, it is worth-mentioning that PLB is a bilateral agreement arrived at between the Organized Labour and Ministry of Railways, any tinkering with PLB Formula or any deviation from the inputs will definitely create confrontation

Since AIRF is maintaining very good harmonious industrial relations over the Indian Railways, we hope, nothing will be done to harm the industrial peace.

As per our calculation, Railwaymen must get increased PLB for the year 2012-13 in comparison to last year, since productivity has increased. In case Railway Board think it, otherwise the matter may be discussed, but no means that payment of PLB should be delayed, which may cause serious industrial relation.

Please treat the matter as Most Urgent and arrange the payment of PLB as per formula, already decided.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source : AIRF

Rightsizing – Policy on Creation of Posts

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(MPP)2012/1/10

RBE No.149/2012
New Delhi, dated 28.12.2012

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units
CORE/Allahabad
CAO/COFMOW
Metro Railway/Kolkata

Sub: Rightsizing – Policy on Creation of Posts

AIRF and NFIR during the PREM meeting have expressed apprehensions on creation of posts with reference to Board’s letter dated 04.09.2012 (RBE 96/2012).

It is clarified that the Railway can create posts with matching saving only, on account of new organization and new assets like new trains, new locos, extra coaches, etc. as per Board’s letter No.E(G)76 EC 2-7 dated 17.11.79 read with Board’s letter’s No.E(G)82 EC 2-2 dated 12.07.1984 and E(G)II/91/PO/Gent./2 dated 24.06.1991 respectively, Board’s letter No.E(G)2003 EC 2-3 dated 31.10.2003 deals with creation of posts for maintenance of rakes for new trains on matching savings basis falling which by debits from the vacancy bank, to be set off firsts by future credits. Board have further permitted DRM’s to create posts in safety and operational categories on 1:1 basis for new assets as envisaged in Board’s letter No.E(MPP)2003/1/88 dated 05.04.2006 with the approval of the General Manager.

Kindly acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(R.R.Prasad)
Executive Director (Trg. & MPP)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon – NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Raod,
New Delhi – 110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : DC/JCM item No.24/2012 : Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

Ref:- Your letter No.11/58(i) dated 31/08/2012.

The matter has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board’s letter of even number dated 10.10.2012 to expedite the issue. A copy of the same is enclosed for information.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretar/RaiIway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

The undersigned is directed to draw the attention of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Direct Taxes towards para 5.2(10) (i) at page 14 of their circular No. 05/2011 dated 16.08.2011 wherein it has been specified that the transport allowance granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the place of his residence and the place of duty is exempt to the extent of Rs. 800/- per month.

Representations are being received in the Ministry of Railways from various federations of Railways. The Federations have represented that Transport Allowance was introduced with the concept of providing financial support to the Central Government Employees who incur considerable amounts for their day-to-day travel from their residence to the work place. This had materialized based on the recommendations of the V CPC which introduced Transport Allowance in 3 slabs at the rate of Rs.100. Rs.400 and Rs.800, based on the classification of the cities/towns under Urban Agglomeration Act. Further, a prerequisite was introduced to allow this facility for those who stay beyond 1 km radius from the place of work.

A decision was taken to equate such allowance on par with normal Travelling/Daily Allowance and these amounts have also been exempted from computation of annual income and exempted from the purview of Income Tax vide Income Tax (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 1995 notified vide F.No.142/9/95-TPL dt. 7-7-1995.

The VI CPC, while reviewing the system of grant of Transport Allowance has recommended to enhance the same from Rs.100 to Rs.800,  Rs.400 to Rs.1600 and Rs.800 to Rs.3200, for Pay Bands 1 to 4 respectively. The City Compensatory Allowance was Withdrawn. It was also recommended to provide the coverage of DA. to Transport Allowance as per increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Ministry of Finance are therefore requested to include the request of the Railways for taking due action for enhancing exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus DA Thereon.

sd/-
(M.Anand Krishna)
Deputy Director, Finance (Exp.)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR