Railway Board referred Running, Additional and Breakdown allowances to 7th Pay Commission for consideration…

Railway Board referred Running, Additional and Breakdown allowances to 7th Pay Commission for consideration…

Railway Board has referred three allowances (viz. Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) to 7th Central Pay Commission for their consideration and recommendation.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BAORD

No.E(P&A)II-2014/Misc.3/7th CPC

New Delhi, dated : 20.10.2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Information pertaining to Allowance payable to Officers/Staff of Railways

Ref: D.O.letter No.7 CPC/15/Questionnaire dt. 23.04.2014 from Secretary, 7th CPC to Chairman, Railway Board.

The undersigned is directed to state that, in continuation of this Ministry’s OM of even number dt. 25.7.2014 and 21.8.2014 on the above cited subject, briefs on three allowances (viz, Running Allowance, Additional Allowance and Breakdown Allowance) peculiar to

Indian Railways are being referred to the Seventh CPC for their consideration and recommendation. The under mentioned information/document are being attached herwith for further necessary actoion please.

1. Running Allowance for running staff.
1. A brief on the pay element and the rates of Running Allowance for the running staff on the Indian Railways.

2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.

3. Report of the Running Allowance Committee, July 1968

4. Report of the Committee on Running Allowances. April-1980

5. Report of the Committee on the Running Allowance-2002, July 2005.

6. Rules of the Payment of Running and other Allowances to the Running Staff, 1981.

II. Additional Allowance as pay for all purpose including computation of retirement benefits of running staff.
1. Brief on reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of retirment benefits of running staff on the Indian Railways.

2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.

III. Revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA)
1. Brief on revision of Breakdown Allowance (BDA) granted to eligible Breakdown Staff on the Indian Railways.

2. Annexures as indicated in the brief.

sd/-
(K.Shankar)
Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

AIRF informed through its official portal that all Railway Employees to get 78 Day Wages as Productivity Linked Bonus for this year…

The AIRF message is given below :

“Due to Untiring efforts of AIRF, Orders for Payment of 78 days (Total Amount will be Rs. 8975/-) PLB has been issued by Railway Board.

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF has thanked Sh. Sadanand Gowda/Minister for Railways for taking extra efforts and also congratulated all the affilates for showing strength.

On this victory Com Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF and Com Rakhal Dass Gupta/President AIRF along with whole AIRF Fraternity wishes Railwaymen and their families a very happy festive season”.

Policy regarding participation of Indian Railways Personnel in Meditation/ Yoga/ Spiritual and other related programmes

Special Casual Leave (SCL) upto a maximum of nine (09) days inclusive of four (04) days journey time would be allowed once in a year for one such special programmes conducted by Railway Board…

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

No. 2012/E(Trg)/12/17

New Delhi, dt. 13.08.2014

RBE NO. 88/2014

The General Mangaers
All Indaian Railways/PUs

The Director General
NAIR/Vadodara
RDSO/Lucknow

The Directors
IRISET/Secunderabad
IRICEN/PUne
IRIEEN/Nasik
IRIMEE/Jamalpur
IRITM/Lucknow
JRRPF/Lucknow

Sub: Policy regarding participation of Indian Railways Personnel in Meditation/ Yoga/ Spiritual and other related programmes.

Ref: (1) Board’s letter no. 2012/E(Trg)/12/17 dt. 17.07.2012
(ii) Board‘s letter no. 2012/E(Trg)/12/17 dt. 26.10.2012
(iii) Board’s letter no. 2012/E(Trg)/12/17 dt. 20.09.2013 I

Railway Board, vide circulars mentioned above, has issued policy regarding participation of Indian Railways personnel in Meditation/Yoga/Spiritual and other related programmes. It has now been decided to bring out a comprehensive policy circular regarding the above.

2. Following instructions may be followed:

i) Special Casual Leave (SCL) upto a maximum of nine (09) days inclusive of four (04) days journey time would be allowed once in a year for one such programme, which would be granted by the respective Controlling officers to willing employees;

ii) Special pass (as per entitlement) would be given once in a year to such Railway employee who has been granted SCL by the Controlling officer;

iii) No TA/DA would be payable;

iv) No programme fee would be payable by Railways; and

v) The official willing to participate in such programmes would be spared subject to the convenience of the Administration.

3. Strict compliance to the above directives may be ensured by all concerned.

4. This supersedes all previous instructions/circulars on the subject.

5. This issues with the concurrence ofthe Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

sd/-
(Padma Sharma)
Dy. Director(Training)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Railway%20Board%27s%20Policy%20reg.%20Meditation%20&%20Yoga.pdf]

Simplification of procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund

Simplification of procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees

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

No. F(E)III/2014/PF/3/3

NEW DELHI, Dated: 27.08.2014

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees – reg.

Ref: (i) Item No: 8/2014-PNM/NFIR

(ii) NFIR’s letter No.1/3/Pt.1 dated 25.10.2013

Kindly refer to the Agenda item No. 8/2014 for PNM/NFIR meeting on the above subject wherein contention was that employees are being asked to submit affidavits and fulfil other unnecessary formalities for withdrawal from Provident Fund.

Information had been called for from all Zonal Railways regarding procedure being followed in different Railways while sanctioning withdrawals from Provident Fund few marriage purpose. Almost all Railways are following the simple procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by its employees except some Railways where self declaration duly witnessed by two railway employees is required. None of the Railways have asked its employees to submit affidavit in connection with withdrawal from Provident Fund.

It is therefore requested to indicate the specific Railway which is insisting on submission of affidavits etc. for withdrawal from Provident Fund, so that they are suitably advised.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Secretary, Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Removal of Ceiling for Productivity Linked Bonus – AIRF

Removal of Ceiling for Productivity Linked Bonus – AIRF

AIRF writes to Hon’ble Minister for Railways for Revision of Ceiling for payment of Bonus in the Bonus Act 1965 – Requested to approach Hon’ble Minister for Labour to propose an amendment to Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Act, 2007 to remove the ceiling so as to enable the Railwaymen to get real wages as Bonus.

All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No AIRF/387

Dated: August 23, 2014

Shri Sadananda Gowda,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Bhawan,
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Revision of Ceiling for payment of Bonus in the Bonus Act 1965

The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 was amended in the year 2007. This Act was called as Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Act, 2007.

In Section 12 of the Principal Act(1965), payment of minimum bonus was revised from Rs.2500 to Rs.3500 w.e.f. 1st April, 2006 through Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Ordinance 2007(8 of 2007) and subsequently passed by the Parliament through Bill No.89/2007. The same was incorporated in the PLB Orders issued for payment of PLB for the year 2006-07 and 2007-08(RBE No.142/2008).

The Ministry of Railways was requested several times by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation for approaching the Government of India for amendment to Section 12 of the Bonus Act 1965 to remove the ceiling of Rs.3500, mentioned in the Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Act, 2007. But so far Ministry of Railways has not approached the Government of India to amend the Act to pay real wages to the Railwaymen as PLB, which is causing lot of hardship to the Railway Workers due to high escalation of prices of all commodities after the enactment of the amendment to the Bonus Act 1965 in the year 2007.

You are, therefore, requested to consider the plea made by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and approach the Ministry of Labour, Government of India to amend Section 12 of the Bonus Act, duly removing the ceiling, mentioned in Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment ) Act, 2007 so as to enable the Railways to pay real wages as PLB.

As Pooja Festival is approaching fast and orders for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway employees are likely to be issued shortly, you are requested to approach Hon’ble Minister for Labour to propose an amendment to Section 12 of the Payment of Bonus(Amendment) Act, 2007 to remove the ceiling so as to enable the Railwaymen to get real wages as Bonus.

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

Copy to: Chairman Railway Board and Member Staff for information and necessary action.
Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions – for information.

Source : AIRF