Principles of Determination of Pay and Minimum & Maximum Wages Submitted to 7th CPC by IRTSA

Principles of Determination of Pay & Determination of Minimum & Maximum Wages Submitted to 7th CPC by IRTSA

Presentation on Principle of Pay determination & Minimum and Maximum Pay – Compiled by Er. K.V. Ramesh, Senior JGS/IRTSA

Principles of Determination of Pay & Determination of Minimum & Maximum Wages Submitted to 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association
(IRTSA)

M. SHANMUGAM HARCHANDAN SINGH
Central President General Secretary

Compiled by
K.V.RAMESH, Senior JGS/IRTSA

Relevant Terms of reference

2.a) To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding the principles that should govern the emoluments structure including pay, allowances and other facilities / benefits, in cash or kind, having regard to rationalization and simplification therein as well as the specialized needs of various Departments, agencies and services, in respect of the following categories of employees:-

i. Central Government employees-industrial and non- industrial;

2.b)To examine, review, evolve and recommend changes that are desirable and feasible regarding principles that should govern the emoluments structure, concessions and facilities/benefits, in cash or kind …….

Article 43. Living wage, etc., for workers

The State shall endeavour to secure, by suitable legislation or economic organisation or in any other way, to all workers, agricultural, industrial or otherwise, work, a living wage, conditions of work ensuring a decent standard of life and full enjoyment of
leisure and social and cultural opportunities and …..

Job Evaluation

Scientific job evaluation methods are available for a fair comparison of wages.

Difference in nature of work can well be taken care of in scientific job evaluation.

Recommendation of 3rd CPC for adoption of Job evolution technique on experimental basis is still not tried.

Classification or Grading method is easier method for job evaluation.

Proposed method for Job Evaluation

Brief Job descriptions and details of pay scales, emoluments and other particulars be collected for various group of Employees.

Jobs can be broadly grouped like “Industrial”, “Non-Industrial” and “Secretarial” etc.

These groups may be further broken up into various sub-groups like “Artisan”, “Supervisory”, “Administrative”, “Supportive”, etc.

Separate “Grade definitions” shall be finalised for each of these Groups & sub-groups,

Indicating, type of work, level of job difficulty, area & Span of Supervision, etc

Maintaining horizontal parities & vertical relativities.

Will results in

better justice, better job satisfaction, greater industrial harmony leading to higher efficiency and productivity and the time, cost and effort would definitely be worth the returns, particularly in the long run

Minimum Wage as per 6th CPC method

Pay in Pay Band + Grade Pay + % DA + Compensation factor based on rise in NNP at factor Cost.

Calculation of compensation factor

Year Per Capita NNP at factor cost At constant price Increase over previous year
2005-06 26015 1872
2006-07 28067 2052
2007-08 30332 2265
2008-09 31754 1422
2009-10 33901 2147
2010-11 36342 2441
2011-12 38037 1695
2012-13 39168 1131
2013-14* 41046 1878
2014-15* 42924 1878
% Increase of NNP at factor cost on Constant Prices for the period of ten years 65%

* Assumed figures as per average increase

Proposed Minimum Pay w.e.f. – 1.1.2016

Minimum Basic Pay + DA 140%+ Compensationfactor 65% of BP + DA
Minimum Basic pay after VI CPC Rs.7000
Projected DA 140% (as on 1.1.2016) Rs.9800
BP+DA Rs.16800
Compensation factor (65%) Rs.10920
Proposed Minimum Pay Rs.27720 or Rs.28000
Proposed Number of times increase of BP 3.96

Proposed Minimum & Maximum Pay based on post 6th CPC formula

EXISTING PAY PROPOSED PAY @ 3.96 TIMES (ROUNDED OFF) OF EXISTING PAY
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
Pay in Pay Band Grade Pay Pay in Pay Band Grade Pay
Rs.5200 Rs.1800 Rs.80,000 Rs.20,800 Rs.7200 Rs.3,20,000

Minimum Pay shall be increased from Rs.7000 to Rs.28,000.

Maximum Pay Shall be increased from Rs.80,000 to 3,20,000.

Intermediate Pays shall be fixed in the same way.

Upgradation shall be granted to specific categories on functional & other related justification.

Determination of Maximum Pay First & then arriving Minimum Pay in the ratio of 9:1

Maximum Pay shall be fixed first as per rise of NNP and then the Minimum pay in the ratio of 9:1 thereof and the Intermediate Pays shall be fixed.

Maximum Pay = Rs.80,000 X Compensation factor based on rise in NNP at factor Cost. = 80000 x 3.96 = Rs.316800 or Rs.3,20,000.

Therefore, Minimum Pay works out to be Rs.320000 / 9 = 35555 or Rs.35500.

Rate of Increments

Annual Increment:- Rate of annual increment in each grade may please be granted @ 5 per cent.

Increment on Promotion:- During Promotion minimum 10% increase in Basic Pay has to be granted.

Fixation of Pay on Promotion at par with Entry Pay:- Pay on Promotion should be fixed at least at par with Entry Pay in the Revised Pay Structure.

Thank you

Source: IRTSA

Nursing Staff to get two additional increments – Railway Board order

Nursing Staff to get two additional incrementsNursing Staff to get two additional increments – Railway Board order

Railway Board has issued an order on 14.3.12 related to Nursing Staff. Qualified in B.Sc degree of a Nursing staff is an additional qualification, they will be issued two advance increments. They have to appointed before 1.1.1996 and the additional increments are non-absorbable and are not treated as pay for the purpose of allowances.

The order said, " Consequent upon implementation of revised pay structure of Nursing Staff after implementation of 6th CPC, it has been decided, in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to continue the scheme in the present format with the slight change that the increment to be granted will be 3% of the basic pay of the Nursing Staff concerned. Only two additional non-absorbable increments are admissible to a Nurse in a particular grade where possession of such qualifications is not required as per Recruitment Rules. The grant of the aforesaid increments is subject to the condition that the concerned Nursing Staff is not required to possess the qualification, for which the increment is claimed, as a condition of employment and that they have not been allowed a higher initial pay on account of the said qualifications prior to/on/or after 01.10.1986".

Railways take Measures to Strengthen Security at Stations

Ministry of Railways

Railways take Measures to Strengthen Security at Stations

Indian Railways are implementing Integrated Security System at 202 important and sensitive stations of the country in first phase. Out of these 202 stations, the system is scheduled to become functional at 76 stations by 31st March 2012 and at remaining stations in 2012-13. This system provides for multiple screening/checking of passengers right from the point of entry. The ‘Integrated Security System’, comprising of latest machines and software, will supplement conventional methods of security which are also being strengthened. There will be dedicated control rooms at strategic locations for round the clock monitoring through the Close Circuit TV (CCTV) based surveillance system. The CCTV System will be installed in the stations area in such a manner that it covers the entire station premises including concourse, waiting halls, platforms, over-bridges etc. The CCTV system will be internet protocol based and will have important video analytics which will give automatic signals in case of suspected baggage, excessive crowd, intrusion by unauthorized persons etc.

For personal screening, reliance shall be on hand held metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and frisking in suspected cases. Baggage screening will be done through large size X-Ray machines. Bomb Detection & Disposal System will be available with latest equipment at important stations.

Boundary wall alongwith barbed wall fencing will be provided in such a manner that unauthorized entry/exit is not possible through-out the station area. Automatic vehicle scanner will be provided at entry gates from where vehicles enter into the station premises. A scanner will be integrated into the Control Room meant for surveillance. Trained Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel are utilized to ensure proper functioning of the ‘Integrated Security System’. To ensure smooth functioning of the machines and software, annual maintenance will be an integral part of the contract. For personal screening, reliance shall be on hand held metal detectors, door frame metal detectors and frisking in suspected cases. Baggage screening will be done through large size X-Ray machines.

Source: PIB

Re-reimbursement of Children Education Allowance to Railway employees

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
(Affiliated to Indian National Union Congress)
(Affiliated to International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) London)

No.I/13(a)

Dated – February 06, 2012

Sub: Re-reimbursement of Children Education Allowance to the employees – Unjustified decision to deny the Allowance on the plea on non-production of original bills – S.C.Railway

Ref : Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008 & 10.06.2009.

NFIR enclose copy of C.P.O. South Railway’s circular No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866/P(R) 249/III dated 8.4.2011. Vide Para V (3) of the circular of South Central Railway, it has been stipulated that the claim made by the employee should not be processed unless it is accompanied with the bills in original. This condition is causing hardship to those employees who have produced certified copies of the bills as the original bills were misplaced / lost.

NFIR contends that so long as claims are genuine according to the certified copies of bills (certified by the Competent Authorities of Institutions).

In view of the above, NFIR requests the Railway Board to issue instructions to the General Manager, South Central Railway to entertain the claims for re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance on the strength of certified copies of the bills.

Encl : Copy to C.P.O..S.C.Railway’s letter No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866/P(R)249/III dated 8.4.2011

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

SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY

Headquarters Office,
Personnel Department/SC
Dated 08.04.2011

No.SCR/P-HQ/Ruling/0/866
No.P(R)249/III

ALL CONCERNED

Sub: Grant of Children Education Allowance to Railway employees.

1.Instructions of Railway Board vide their letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 01.10.2008 circulated under Serial Circular No.135/08 provide for grant of Children Education Allowance (CEA) per month at prescribed rates, which can be availed in respect of a maximum of 2 children for expenditure incurred on the education of school going children only i.e. for children from classes nursery to twelfth, including classes eleventh and twelfth held by junior colleges or schools affiliated to Universities or Boards of Education. In cases where minimum qualification for admission in the two years Diploma course in Polytechnic is 10th Class and the student joins the polytechnic after passing X class, the classes of the above course in terms of Board’s letter dated 18.19.2008 [S.C.No.207/08]. Children Education Allowance is to be allowed on the submission of original receipts and on the basis of self-certification by the Railway servant.

II. It was further clarified by the Railway Board under their letter No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 10.6.2009 [S.C. No. 93/09] that, other than the exceptions, Children Education Allowance is to be allowed for eldest two surviving children studying in schools affiliated to Boards of Education.

III. Board have also clarified under letter dated 23.02.2011 [No.31/2011] that CEA/Hostel Subsidy will be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from the service in the course of academic year. The payment is to be made by the office in which the Railway servant worked prior to these events and payment regulated by the other conditions laid down under the CEA scheme.

IV. Whether Railway Servant dies while in service the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same provided the spouse of the employee is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully by the Central Government/State Governments, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Railway servant worked prior to his demise.

[b]. The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class, which-ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have already been made in respect of children above this age need not be reopened. Board have also decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through "Correspondence or Distance Learning", subject to fulfilment of other conditions prescribed.

[c] For the purpose of hostel subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Railway Servant is posted and/or residing. The first three digits of the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District.

IV. Despite the above instructions, during a recent vigilance check on a Division, it has been noticed that claims in respect of the third and fourth child and even dependent brothers and sisters were submitted and Children Education Allowance was paid. It has also been noticed that the claims are being processed for payment though it is submitted without the original bills in proof of having incurred the expenses.

V. While retirement the extant instructions on the subject for strict adherence, the following guidelines are issued in order to prevent fraudulent claims being submitted/processed.

1. The employees should mandatorily submit a copy of the pass declaration for the year for which the children education allowance is being claimed duly countersigned by the Controlling Officers/Supervisory official, along with the claim for CEA. A copy of the medical identity card may also be enclosed.

2. A certificate to the effect that the claim for children education allowance is for the first or second child as the case may be, duly signed by the employee, should also accompany the claim. It should also be indicated in the certificate that if at a later date the claim is found to be false, the amount paid will be recovered in one lumpsum besides initiating DAR action.

3. The claim should not be processed unless it is accompanied with the bills in original.

4. The Bill drawing Officers should not allow the claim of CEA without the certification by the employees as above and the original bills.

5. The claims of CEA/Hostel Subsidy of wards of deceased employees submitted by the family pensioner should be processed by the office in which the employee worked prior to his demise and payment arranged to the family pensioner by the Settlement Section, subject to the conditions stipulated in para III [a] above. The claim should be accompanied with a copy of documentary proof viz., Family Identity Card/Medical Card indicating the date of birth of the ward[s].

6. Claims of CEA/Hostel Subsidy if any, submitted by employees who ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year, should be processed by the office in which the employee worked prior to these events and payment arranged by the Settlement Section in terms of para III above, subject to other terms and conditions laid down under CEA scheme.

V. This issues in consultation with FA&CAO and has the approval of competent authority.

sd/-
(G.Subramanyam)
SPO/Rules
for Chief Personnel Officer

Source: NFIR

[http://www.nfirindia.com/Index.aspx]

Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f. 01.07.2011 to Industrial Staff / Employees in Railways

GOVERNEMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RB/ESTT. No.160/2011
New Delhi, Dated 29.11.2011

No. E(P&A)II/2011/HW-2

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/ Production Units etc.,
(As per standard mailing list No.I & II)

Sub: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2011.

Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1 dated 05.10.2011, the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures ‘A’ and ‘B’ of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2010/HW-4 dated 16.05.2011 stand revised with effect from 01.07.2011 as indicated at Annexure ‘A’ in respect of Continuous’, ‘Intensive’, ‘Excluded’ categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure ‘B’ in respect of ‘Essentially Intermittent’ categories.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

 

sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director/E(P&A)III
Railway Board.

Source: AIRF
[http://airfindia.com/Orders_11/Night%20Duty%20Allowance_29.11.11.pdf]