Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Action to strengthen ECHS

Action to strengthen ECHS

Ministry of Defence
Action to strengthen ECHS

Measures to Improve ECHS

18 NOV 2019

An additional allotment of Rs.3,500/- crores have been sought to overcome the problem.

Following steps have been taken to check and curb the misuse of funds in ECHS and inflated bill being raised by empanelled hospitals:

Also check: VERIFICATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION FOR ECHS CARDS BY RECORD OFFICE

  •     Strict monitoring of bills is done and they are restricted to CGHS rates. Disciplinary action is taken against defaulting hospitals which includes suspension of referrals/financial penalties/disempanelment.
  •     A detailed SOP for taking action against empanelled hospitals has been issued on 10.10.2019 by Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to ShriRajeev Chandrasekharin Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019

F. No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 18th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye elections to fill four casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on 25.11.2019 (Monday) – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India, vide their letter No. 78/EPS/2019, dated 01.11.2019, Bye -election to the following State Legislative Assemblies in the States of Uttarakhand and West Bengal will be held on 25.11.2019 (Monday);

Also check: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020

S. No. StatesNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1Uttarakhand44 – Pithoragarh
2West Bengal34 – Kaliagani (SC)
3West Bengal77 – Karimpur
4West Bengal224 – Kharagpur Sadar

In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, including the industrial establishments, in the concerned State.

The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerne

Hindi version will follow.

(Juglah Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Bye elections 2019 – Grant of Paid holiday to employees of Uttarakhand & West Bengal on the day of poll 25.11.2019
Source: DoPT

Monday, November 18, 2019

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

Age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, Government’s briefing to the PTI
No.NC/JCM/2019

Dated: September 25, 2019

All Constituents of the JCM (Staff Side)

Dear Comrades,

Government’s briefing to the PTI on the age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees

There are serious rumours in the air that the Department of Personnel & Training (Government of India) has mooted a proposal in regard to age of superannuation of the Central Government Employees, laying down condition of either 33 years of Qualifying Service or 60 years of age, whichever is earlier. It is also being claimed by several sources that, this proposal has already been sent to the Finance Ministry for their approval.

Also check: Central Government employees who have put in 33 years service or attained the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier, shall retire on superannuation

In this connection, it is clarified that, this has not to be given any cognizance since it is not possible without prior consultation with the JCM(Staff Side), being an important matter of the service condition, affecting the Central Government Employees.

Sincerely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary(Staff Side)
National Council(JCM)

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations


Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations



Ministry of Labour & Employment
Various Steps Taken to Safeguard Recruitment Examinations

18 NOV 2019

The steps taken by the major recruitment agencies for the Central Government viz. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to safeguard the examination processes are enumerated below :

UPSC has started deploying low powered Jammers at the examination venues to prevent adoption of unfair means during the examinations by using mobiles phones, blue-tooth and other communicating devices.

Since, 2015, Computer Based Test (CBT) has been introduced in all Railway examinations. The internet domain, on which online CBTs are conducted, has the approval of Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In). After written examination, link of question paper and corresponding responses made by candidates with answer key is provided to their registered emails.

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) migrated from erstwhile Optical Mark Recognition(OMR(-) based examination to computer based examinations from June, 2016, and has taken comprehensive measures which, inter-alia, include audit of examination venues, conduct of mock-tests, deployment of its representatives as Inspecting Officers at the examination venues, comprehensive CCTV coverage of the examination venues, etc

Thorough checking & frisking of candidates with the help of Hand-Held Metal Detectors, registering of their bio-metric attendance, taking and matching of their photographs, etc., are also carried out at the examination centres.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

No. 24-1/2019-EW
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
1105, Sanchar Bhawan, New Delhi 110001

Dated the November 14, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Cadre Review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’

The Cabinet has approved the Cadre structure of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service (P& T BWS), Group ‘A’ as communicated vide Cabinet Secretariat Approval No. 34/CM/2019(i} dated 8th November 2019 (Case No. 296/34/2019).

Also check: Cabinet approves Cadre review of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A

2. The Cadre strength of Posts & Telegraphs Building Works Service, Group ‘A’ and distribution of posts at various levels has been fixed as follows:

S.NoGradeElectricalCivilArchitectureNumber of Posts
1HAG (Higher Administrative Grade)


1*
2SAG (Senior Administrative Grade)73010
3JAG (Junior Administrative Grade)2811241
4STS (Senior Time Scale)1031647
5JTS (Junior Time Scale)1506

Duty Posts46508105

* Common cadre post in DoT

3. Further distribution of posts between Department of Telecommunications and Department of Posts will be issued separately.

4. There will be no fresh recruitment into P& T BWS cadre and the cadre will be phased out in such a manner that there is no adverse impact on the incumbents.

(S K Jain)
Dy Director General
Tel: 011 2371 0035

Source: DoT

Cadre Review of Post & Telegraphs Building Works Service Group A: DoT

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen

NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. E(P &A)I-2013/FE-2/4a(pt.)
The General Secretary,
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.
New Delhi, dated: 23.10.2019
Sub.:- Extending the benefit of Special Allowance to Traffic Gatemen.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(g)/2019 dated 10.10.2019 on the subject noted above. In this regard it is stated that the issue regarding extending the benefit of LC Gate Allowance to Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Traffic Gates at par with the Gatemen (now Track Maintainers) manning the Engg. Gates is under consideration in Board's office in consultation with Ministry of Finance. A consolidated proposal in respect of payment of Special Allowance to the traffic Gatemen deployed to work on Level Crossing Gates (LC Gate) alongwith an another proposal has been sent to Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide U.O. dated 16.08.2019. However, no reply has since been received from Ministry of Finance so far.
For Secretary Railway Board
Source: NFIR

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 – DoPT Orders 2019

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12

LATEST DOPT ORDERS 2019


F.No.21/07/2019-CS-l(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 7th November, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Filling up of the one post each in Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 in UPSC.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Vacancy Circulars No.A-35021/041201 9 Admn-ll dated 15th October, 20l9, A-35021/03/2019 dated 25th October, 2019 and A- 35021/07/2019 Admn-ll dated 25th October, 2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Union Public Service Commission for filling up the following posts as detailed below:-

Also check: Vacancy for officers in UPSC in Level 7 of the pay Matrix on Promotion / Deputation under Central Government, Deputation / Reemployment (For Armed Forces personnel)

S.No. Name of the PostLevel
1Library & Information Assistant (General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-6
2Assistant Library & Information Officer ( General Central Service, Group ‘B’ Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level-7
3Officer on Special Duff. (Co-ordination General) (General Central Service, Group ‘A’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial)Level 12

2. It may be noted that cadre clearance from C.S.l Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

3. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
To,
All Ministries/Departments (through DOPT’s website) 

UPSC Vacancy for the post of Level-6, Level-7 and Level 12 – DoPT Orders 2019
Source: DoPT

Friday, November 15, 2019

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees

Air India LTC 80 fare list from November 2019 for Central Government employees



a) Above Charges are applicable per coupon.
In case of non-refundable, Basic Fare will be forfeited.

b) In case of Re-issuance : Applicable Charges and difference of fare if any are applicable.

c) LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare

Also check: Updated list of All India LTC fare under LTC 80 Scheme for May 2019

d) Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable as per RBD fare rules. All categories of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary Forces, General Reserve Engineering Forces, War Disabled Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD K to L), (Armed Forces Bravery Award Tickets under RBD K to L)

(B) The refund rules applicable to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:
(A) Originating point :
Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs K to U
  • Refund - Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of - Rs. 2500/- on the fare component.
  • Refund of No-show ticket : Non Refundable (Basic fare)
(B) Intermediate Point :
In case of completion of part itinerary, a passenger desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting the applicable fare on booked RBD, for the sector traveled along with the applicable Refund Fee plus applicable goods & service tax (GST).

(C) In cases of Flight Disruptions:
  • Alternate arrangements are made by the Airline- No Refund
  • Passenger is taken back to the point of origin by the first available service – Full amount to be refunded.
  • Own arrangement for the cancelled sector is made by the passenger(s): Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled sector
  • The passenger is not taken to the ticketed destination & passenger(s) makes own arrangement : Full refund in order in respective RBD along with unutilized non-airline taxes, if any.
  • No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable on Infant Tickets.
5. Applicable Fare season 06, NOV 2019

6. These fares are subject to Change without prior notice.

SECTOR & V.V 
HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class)
Agartala Kolkata 875017880




Agra Delhi 875017880




Agra Khajuraho 875017880




Agra Varanasi 950019320




Ahmedabad Chennai 1750035400




Ahmedabad Delhi 1105022440




Ahmedabad Mumbai 875017880




Aizawl Imphal 410017880




Aizawl Kolkata 720017880




Amritsar Delhi 875017880




Amritsar Mumbai 1750035400




Amritsar Nanded 1750035400




Aurangabad Delhi 1505030560




Aurangabad Mumbai 825021000




Bagdogra Delhi 1520030600




Bagdogra Kolkata 875017880




Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar 1510030600




Bengaluru Chennai 875017880




Bengaluru Delhi 1990040200




Bengaluru Goa 950019320




Bengaluru Guwahati 1990040200




Bengaluru Hubli 875017880




Bengaluru Hyderabad 875017880




Bengaluru Kolkata 1750035400




Bengaluru Mumbai 1105022440




Bengaluru Trivandrum 950019320




Bhopal Delhi 950019320




Bhopal Mumbai 1240026960




Bhubaneshwa r Delhi 1510030600




Bhubaneshwa r Hyderabad 1135022440




Bhubaneshwa r Kolkata 875017880




Bhubaneshwa r Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Delhi 875017880




Chandigarh Leh 875017880




Chandigarh Mumbai 1750035400




Chandigarh Pune 1750035400




Chennai Coimbatore 875017880




Chennai Delhi 1990040200




Chennai Goa 970019320




Chennai Hyderabad 950019320




Chennai Kochi 950019320




Chennai Kolkata 1750035400




Chennai Madurai 875017880




Chennai Mumbai 1510030600




Chennai Portblair 1750035400




Chennai Trivandrum 950019320




Coimbatore Delhi 1990040200




Coimbatore Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Gaya 1105022440




Delhi Goa 1750035400




Delhi Guwahati 1750035400




Delhi Hyderabad 1510030600




Delhi Imphal 1990040200




Delhi Indore 950019320




Delhi Jaipur 875017880




Delhi Jammu 950019320




Delhi Jodhpur 875017880




Delhi Khajuraho 875017880




Delhi Kochi 1990048240




Delhi Kolkata 1750035400




Delhi Leh 1110019320




Delhi Lucknow 875017880




Delhi Mumbai 1510030600




Delhi Nagpur 1135022440




Delhi Patna 1135022440




Delhi Port Blair 2870051600




Delhi Pune 1510030600




Delhi Raipur 1205022440




Delhi Rajkot 1330022440




Delhi Ranchi 1510030600




Delhi Srinagar 960019320




Delhi Surat 1330022440




Delhi Tirupati 1990040200




Delhi Trivandrum 2050049680




Delhi Udaipur 950019320




Delhi Vadodra 1125022440




Delhi Varanasi 950019320




Delhi Vijayawada 1750035400




Delhi Vishakhapatnam 1750035400




Dibrugarh Kolkata 1160022440




Dimapur Kolkata 950019320




Gaya Kolkata 875017880




Gaya Varanasi 875017880




Goa Mumbai 875017880




Guwahati Imphal 875017880




Guwahati Kolkata 875017880




Hubli Mumbai 875017880




Hyderabad Kolkata 1515030600




Hyderabad Mumbai 950019320




Hyderabad Tirupati 875017880




Hyderabad Vijayawada 875017880




Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 950019320




Imphal Kolkata 950019320




Indore Mumbai 950019320




Jaipur Mumbai 1205022440




Jammu Leh 1025017880




Jammu Srinagar 875017880




Jamnagar Mumbai 875017880




Jodhpur Mumbai 1390026960




Khajuraho Varanasi 875017880




Kochi Mumbai 1510030600




Kochi Trivandrum 875017880




Kolkata Mumbai 1990040200




Kolkata Port Blair 1750035400




Kolkata Silchar 875017880




Kolkata Varanasi 950019320




Kozhikode Mumbai 1325022440




Leh Srinagar 880017880




Lucknow Mumbai 1510030600




Madurai Mumbai 1510030600




Mangalore Mumbai 950019320




Mumbai Nagpur 950019320




Mumbai Pune 810017880




Mumbai Raipur 1365022440




Mumbai Rajkot 1285023240




Mumbai Trivandrum 1570030600




Mumbai Udaipur 950019320




Mumbai Varanasi 1515030600




Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 1510030600




Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 1515030600




Raipur Nagpur 875017880




Raipur Vishakhapatnam 875017880




Bengaluru Belgaum 875017880




Kolkata Jaipur 1750035400




Bengaluru Ahmedabad 1515030600




Hyderabad Guwahati 1990040200




Bhubaneshwa r Guwahati 1135022440




Hyderabad DURGAPUR 1380030600




Delhi Nanded 1750035400




Chandigarh Nanded 1750035400




Delhi Kannur 1810040200




Kannur Kozhikode 810017880




Delhi Kozhikode 1810040200




Aurangabad Udaipur 950019320




Dehradun Mumbai1750035400




 Dehradun Varanasi 970019320

For more details check the Air India website.

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Regd


DEPARTMENT OF POSTS, INDIA
Office of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle, Chennai-600002

No. TCA/130-2/2020 dated at Chennai 600002 the 14.11.2019

Sub: Holidays to be observed in Administrative /Operative Offices during the year 2020 – Reg.

All Administrative / Operative Offices in Tamilnadu Postal Circle will observe 17 Closed Holidays during the year 2020 as shown in Annexure I.

In addition to these 17 closed Holidays, each employee will also be permitted to avail himself / herself any two (2) Restricted Holidays to be chosen by himself / herself out of the list of Restricted Holidays as shown in Annexure II.

It is also intimated by the CGEWCC, Chennai that if the dates of the 4 holidays (i.e) Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad are changed by the State Government, it will be deemed date for the holiday suo moto for all the Central Government offices in Tamilnadu instead of separately declaring it as holiday.

In view of the above, there will be no separate announcement, on the holidays mentioned in prepara.

DA: As above.

Asst. Director (Admn)
For Chief Postmaster General,
Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai 600002

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1*PONGAL15.01.2020WEDNESDAY
2REPUBLIC DAY26.01.2020SUNDAY
3MAHAVIR JAVANTI06.04.2020MONDAY
4GOOD FRIDAY10.04.2020FRIDAY
5BUDDHA PURNIMA07.05.2020THURSDAY
6ID U’L FITR25.05.2020MONDAY
7ID U’L ZUHA (BAKRID) 01.08.2020SATURDAY
8*JANMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)12.08.2020WEDNESDAY
9INDEPENDENCE DAY15.08.2020SATURDAY
10*VINAYAK CHATURTHI / GANESH CHATURTHI 22.08.2020SATURDAY
11MUHARRAM30.08.2020SUNDAY
12MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY02.10.2020FRIDAY
13DUSSEHRA (VIJAYA DASHMI)25.10.2020SUNDAY
14PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)30.10.2020FRIDAY
15DIWALI (DEEPAWALI)14.11.2020SATURDAY
16GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY30.11.2020MONDAY
17CHRISTMAS DAY25.12.2020FRIDAY

* Declared by CGEWCC, Chennai

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai)

Annexure II


LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI OFFICES


Sl. NOHOLIDAYDATEDAY
1New Year’s Day 01.01.2020Wednesday
2Guru Gobind Slngh’s Birthday02.01.2020Thursday
3Lohri13.01.2020Monday
4Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami30.01.2020 Thursday
5Guru Ravi Das’s Birthday09.02.2020Sunday
6Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanthi18.02.2020Tuesday
7Shivaji Jayanti19.02.2020Wednesday
8Maha Shivaratri21.02.2020Friday
9Hollka Dahan/Dolyatra09.03.2020Monday
10 Hazrat All’s Birthday09.03.2020Monday
11Holi10.03.2020Tuesday
12Chaitra Sukladl / Gudl Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti Chand25.03.2020Wednesday
13Ram Navami02.04.2020Thursday
14Easter Sunday12.04.2020Sunday
15Vaisaki / Vishu13.04.2020Monday
16Mesadi / Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)14.04.2020Tuesday
17Guru Rabindranath’s Birthday08.05.2020Friday
18Jamat-ul-Vida22.05.2020Friday
19Rath Yatra23.06.2020Tuesday
20Raksha Bandan03.08.2020Monday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)11.08.2020Tuesday
22Parsi New Year’s Day16.08.2020Sunday
23Onam or Thiru Onam Day31.08.2020Monday
24Dussehra (Maha saptami) (Additional)23.10.2020Friday
25Dussehra (Maha Ahstami/Maha Navami) (Additional)24.10.2020Saturday
26Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)26.10.2020Monday
27Maharishi Valmik’s Birthday31.10.2020Saturday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)04.11.2020Wednesday
29Govardhan Puja15.11.2020Sunday
30Bhai Dhuj16.11.2020Monday
31Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Pula)20.11.2020Friday
32Guru reg Bhadur’s Martyrdom Day24.11.2020Tuesday
33Christmas Eve24.12.2020Thursday

for Executive Secretary (CGEWCC, Chennai) 

LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI
 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

NFIR

Railway Vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 twent per cent quota reserved for Course Completed Act Apprentices

No. II/94/Part I
Dated: 08/11/2019

The Member (Staff),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: 20% quota vacancies in 7th CPC Pay Level-1 reserved for "Course Completed Act Apprentices" - need for delegation of powers to GMs to fill the posts promptly - reg.

Ref:  (i) Railway Board’s reply to NFIR vide letter No. E(NG)II/2019/RR-I/5 dated 23/04/2019
(ii) NFIR’s letter vide No.II/94/Part I dated 17/08/2019 to the Member Staff, Railway Board.

Responding to Railway Board’s reply dated 23/04/2019, the Federation vide its letter dated 17/08/2019 has again conveyed to the Railway Board certain valid points with regard to fulfillment of 20% quota vacancies in GP 1800 Level-1 by Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways.

Also check: 7th Pay Commission Pay Matrix Table Level 1 to 5

NFIR once again re-iterates the following for re-consideration :-
  • The 20% quota meant to be filled by Railways trained Act Apprentices has, in fact, not been fulfilled due to inexplicable reasons which are beyond the control of RRCs. This is causing adverse impact on the IR system as the vacancies in Level-l particularly in Safety categories of Technical Departments continued to remain unfilled while at the same time the Course Completed Act Apprentices of Railways are out of job despite the fact that they possess required skills for performing technical jobs in Railways.
  • In Workshops and Depots/Sheds, the Act Apprentices (under training) are utilized by the authorities on regular jobs during training period due to heavy shortage of manpower, with the objective of achieving out turn targets fixed by the Railway Board. The earmarked 20% quota vacancies, if allowed to be filled under GM’s powers, the trained apprentices will have job opportunities and equally their skills will be of greater advantage for Railways to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Another important factor causing negative impact on the IR system is non-consideration of Inter Railway transfer requests of Level-l safety category staff (Track Maintainers, Helpers etc.,) due to non-availability of replacement. Even the options of optees to different projects on Indian Railways are not being forwarded by the Zonal Railways despite communications from Project Organisations in view of heavy vacancy position.
  • For ensuring quality and efficiency of Railways, adequate manpower possessing required skills is the need of the hour. The field position reveals that in Depots, Sheds and Workshops the staff strength is very much inadequate and for this reason, the GMs are required to be given powers for induction of course completed act apprentices against 20% vacancies in Level-l for meeting the exigency and urgency.
NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board (MS) to kindly re-consider the matter for delegating powers to the General Managers to induct Course Completed Act Apprentices against 20% quota vacancies of Level-1 posts as laid down in RBE No. 71/2016 dated 21/06/2016 de-linking with the recruitment process of RRC. Federation may kindly be replied on action taken on this letter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR

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