Calculation of Direct Recruitment, LDCE Quota in Merged Grades for Ministerial Staff in Railways

Calculation of Direct Recruitment, LDCE Quota in Merged Grades for Ministerial Staff in Railways – Revised classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts

Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC – Merger of grades

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. 11/6/Pt. 6

Dated: 22/09/2014

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC – merger of grades – revised classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts – scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31/12/2013.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15 dated 03/09/2009, extended upto 31/12/2014 vide Board’s letter dated 16/06/2014.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)l-2008PM1/15 dated 07/08/2014.

(iii) GS/NFIR’s letter No.II/Pt. 5 dated 08/09/2014.

Federation desires to invite kind attention of the Railway Board to letter dated 03/09/2009, referred to above, wherein it was decided that promotion to all vacancies as existed on 31/08/2009 should be granted as indicated in the enclosure to the said letter. In para 3 of the said letter, it has further been mentioned that the scheme for filling up vacancies arising on or after 01/09/2009 will be issued in due course in consultation with the Federations. Currency of these instructions has been extended by the Railway Board from time to time, the latest extension covers vacancies upto 31/12/2014 vide Board’s letter dated 16/06/2014.

2. NFIR vide letter No.II/6/Pt. 5 dated 08/09/2014 has conveyed protest against arbitrary decision of Railway Board (Board’s letter dated 07/08/2014) to calculate DR, LDCE quota etc., in the merged grades based on Board’s letter dated 03/09/2009. The Federation has also highlighted the harm being done to staff pointing out the case of Technical Supervisors
belonging to JE, SSE.

3. Further to above NFIR wishes to state that the Federation has been receiving grievances from ministerial staff as well whose promotional avenues have also been effected adversely as can be seen from the following position:

PREVIOUS (Vth CPC) REVISED (VIth CPC)
DESIGNATION QUOTA DESIGNATION/PB-GP QUOTA VARIATION SHOULD BE
Head Clerk 5000-8000 100% Promotion Office Supdt.PB-2 GP 4200 20% LDCE +10% 10% LDCE
Office Supdt-II 5500 – 9000 20% LDCE 80% Promotion Office Supdt.PB-2 GP 4200 80% Promotion -10 90% Promotion
Office Supdt.16500-10500 100% Promotion Chief O.S. PB-2 GP 4600 100% Promotion - 100% Promotion
Chief O.S. 7450-11500 100% Promotion Chief O.S. PB-2 GP 4600 100% Promotion - 100% Promotion

It can be seen that 20% quota vacancies against LDCE quota in the category of OS/GP 4200 have wrongly been enhanced to 20% of total of V CPC pay scale posts which is improper.

The percentage needs to be brought down to 10%. NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to review and withdraw the instructions issued vide Board’s letter dated 07/08/2014 and hold discussions with the Federation.

Yours faithully,
sd/-

(M.Raghawaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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

Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification

Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055

No.II/16

Date : 14/7/2014

The Gerieral Secretaries of Affiliated Unions of NFIR,

Brother,

Sub: Applicability of Old Pension Scheme to substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01 12004 and regularised after 01/01/2004 – clarification.

Ref: (i) GS/NFIR’s letters No.II/16 dated 9th October 2012. 04/10/2013 & 31/03/2014

(ii) GS/NFIR’s letter No. II/16 dated 4/10/2013 addressed to Secretary, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi and copy endorsed to the AM/Staff, Railway Board.

(iii) NFIR’s PNM item No. 15/2011.

In continuation to the above cited references, the Federation desires to convey that the Ministry of Finance has since given clearance. (as informed by the E.D/FE. Railway Board, during discussions) for applying liberalized pension scheme to those substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 but, however, got regular absorption subsequent to 01/01/2004 with continuous service.

With this clarification of MoF, those substitutes who attained temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 and later on absorbed as regular staff will get covered under the Old Pension Scheme i.e. Liberalized Pension Scheme. Railway Board is processing the case for issuing orders. This is NFIR/PNM item being pursued by Federation since the year 2011.

Concerned Staff may be advised accordingly.

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

Source: NFIR

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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