Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Promotion process 2013-14 – Relaxations regarding Semi/Rural-urban experience and field experience for Specialist Officers

Promotion process 2013-14 – Relaxations regarding Semi/Rural-urban experience and field experience for Specialist Officers

F.No.4/11/3/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services

Jeevan Deep, IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dated the June 3, 2013

To
CEOs of all PSBs

Subject: Promotion process 2013-14 – Relaxations regarding Rural/Semi-urban experience and field experience for Specialist Officers

Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 4.4.2013 and 22.5.2013 on the above subject and to say that references received from PSBs seeking relaxations in the guidelines for promotion process 2013-14 have been examined in this Department.

2. It has been decided that if required the Banks may, with the approval of their Boards, provide relaxations, in the guidelines on promotion on the following points:-

i) In case officers being considered for promotion for the year 2013-14 do not have sufficient rural/semi-urban experience they may be posted to such areas, post promotion, in order to fulfil the mandatory requirement.

ii) In case officers of specialized cadre being considered for promotion for the year 2013-14 do not have sufficient experience of field operations , they may be posted to such positions post promotion, in order to fulfil the mandatory requirement.

3. The Banks may extend such relaxation/ deviation only if required and must properly record the reasons in the minutes of the Board meeting.

4. This issues with the approval of Secretary (FS).

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Manish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Copy to all Government Nominee Directors

Source: www.financialservices.gov.in
[http://financialservices.gov.in/download.asp?rec=267&NotificationType=C]

Delay in payment of pensionary benefits to Ex-Servicemen - Financial Services Orders

Delay in payment of pensionary benefits to Ex-Servicemen - Financial Services Orders

F.No.8/1/2012-B.0.III
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
(B.O.III Section)
******

2nd Floor, Jeevan Deep Building
10, Parliament Street, New Delhi-110 001
07th June, 2013

To
(i). The Chief Executives of all Pension Paying Banks.
(ii). The Chief General Manager, In-charge, Customer Service Department,
Reserve Bank of India, Central Office, Mumbai.

Sub.: Delay in payment of pensionary benefits to the Ex-Servicemen.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that a case of non-payment of ex-gratia amount of Rs. 9 lakhs by the UCO Bank, Jhajjar Branch came to the notice of the Department of Financial Services with the approaching that there may be more cases of nonpayment of pensionary benefits to ex-servicemen causing frustration and feeling of isolation in the minds of those who gave their best of life for defence of nation. Such instances may be easily lapped up by the media to paint a negative picture of the PSBs and the Government which could be avoided with a little alacrity on the part of the banking officials.

2. It is therefore requested to kindly look into the matter on top priority basis by sensitizing the bank officials to be more prompt on payment of pensionary benefits to the ex-servicemen without any further delay and also to the CPPCs which need to be streamlined for timely release of pensionary dues to the Armed Forces pensioners. Action taken in this regard be intimated to this Department at the earliest.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Rakesh Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary
Tel: 011 23348993

Source: www.financialservices.gov.in
[http://financialservices.gov.in/download.asp?rec=270&NotificationType=C]

INDWF announced outcome of JCM-III level council meeting held on 6th and 7th June, 2013

INDWF announced outcome of JCM-III level council meeting held on 6th and 7th June, 2013
INDWF publishes the detailed information of decisions taken in the JCM-III level council meeting of Ordnance Facorty Board, which was held on 6th and 7th June, 2013. The text of the points are reproduced and given below for your ready reference...

JCM IIII meeting outcome of OFB

INDWF/JCM III meeting/2013

06.06.2013

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF of Ordnance Factories.

13th Ordinary meeting of OFB JCM III Level council (11th term) held on 6th and 7th June 2013.  Preliminary and review of points were discussed in the meeting held on 06.06.2013 chaired by Sr.DDG/HRD.

The important issues were raised by the Staff side in the meeting and on the issues raised; some of the issues were replied by the official side in the meeting.  In the main meeting to be held on 07.06.2013, Chairman  & DGOF will be presiding the meeting with Board members.

Decisions given by the official side are given below:

1. DEMANDS RELATED TO PC of A Fys.
Granting of ACP/MACP – I, II and III to Labourers, erstwhile Group ‘D’ and who became Tradesmen later.  They will be considered for ACP I, II and III by ignoring the ACP granted prior to 01.01.2006 and a conscious decision will be taken within 10 days.  The instructions on this issue will be issued to LAOs to grant the financial up gradations as per their eligibility - minimum Rs.2800 Grade Pay and maximum Rs.4200/- Grade Pay.

2. Wage package is now being done centrally at RFI; Ichapore decision will be taken with the approval of PC of Fys to have at HQrs.

3. Granting of 2 Hours Short leave (with Pay) to IEs as per M of D orders will be implemented by issuing necessary orders within 10 days or at least before next Pay day by PC of A Fys.

4. The demands for fixation of Revised pay for HS I w.e.f. 01.01.2006 on the Pre-Revised Pay of Rs.4500-7000 for those who were placed in HS I on account of Re-structuring of Industrial cadre. The issue was agreed to re-examine by PC of A Fys.

5. Retired/Retiring employees drawing Rs.4600/- Grade Pay on account of  3rd MACP will be restricted to Rs.4200/- till final decision is received from Ministry of Finance, Dept of Expenditure. If the proposal was agreed, all will be granted Rs.4600/- Grade Pay for 3rd MACP and benefit will be revised.

OF CHANDA: the issues related to grant of TA/DA, Pay Fixation, Medical bills etc. Delayed and denied by LAOs will be immediately sorted out.

OF BHUSAWAL: No of references were received from GM, OF Bhusawal on the Accounts related issues which will be sorted out.

HVF, Avadi : All Accounts related matters will be settled by visiting personally by JCDA and Director/IR to HVF Avadi and will be settled.

Fixation of Initial pay for Fireman Rs.5880 + 1900 instead of Rs.5830 + 1900 will be examined for all Factories

6. CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE:
Children studying in Ankur Vidyalaya in LKG & UKG at OF Medak are denied CEA, this will be examined and granted the benefit of re-imbursement of expenses as per Government orders on the subject.

7.  LTC :
NGOs drawing Rs.4200/- Grade Pay being Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted are entitled to avail Air Travel from the nearest Airport while on LTC Tour but whereas Industrial Employees drawing Rs.4200/- are denied being Group ‘C’.  This was agreed to re-consider and make Industrial Employees drawing Rs.4200/- as         Group ‘B’ and allow Air Travel from nearest Airport on LTC.  On being considered as Group ‘B’ for Industrial Employees, they will become eligible to contribute Rs.60/- for CGIES (Group Insurance).

8. PIECE WORK CO-RELATION ON VI CPC PAY  
DDG/Admin
A.K.Singh Committee report on incentive scheme submitted during 2003 was not considered as feasible by M of D which was an additional scheme to Piecework.  Due to this the Piece Work revision proposal is pending with M of D.  Federations were agreed to withdraw the A.K.Singh Committee report so that Piece Work revision proposal can be processed and implemented at the earliest.

9. ORDNANCE FACTORIES RECRUITMENT BOARD
A/IR – DDG
Upto 2013-14, around 23000 posts have been sanctioned for Recruitment in Ordnance Factories and as per the feedback received around 12000 persons have joined already.  Recruitment process is in various stages for 10,000 to 11,000 posts.  Some Factories not yet advertised vacancies; some of them are under the investigation due to some complaints.  In the recent Head of Departments (HOD) meetings (GMs Conference) this was discussed with Secretary DDP, M of D and Secretary agreed for Centralised Recruitment.  So the Ordnance Factories Recruitment Board will be approved soon to recruit all Group ‘C’ Posts.  For Chargeman DR, NADP Ambajhari will take the responsibility for recruitment.

10. RECRUITMENT IN NIE CADRE
During 2013-14, 900 posts were sanctioned for recruitment in various factories.  Further sanction is also being considered and will be issued shortly, particularly for CMDs, Stenographers etc for sanction.

11. Tradesmen SSK on completion of 2 years are to be promoted to Skilled.
Factories are delaying in conducting Trade Test and effecting promotions.  It was agreed to the Staff side suggestions to conduct Trade Test before 3 months of completion of 2 years and the promotion will be released on time i.e., on completion of 2 years.

12. 30 Days EL FOR IES WHO HAVE OPTED FOR FACTORIES ACT
DDG/A/A
After granting 30 days EL to all industrial Employees from November, 2006, the Piece Workers are denied the benefit of availing 30 days EL on the reasons that they have opted leave under Factories Act.  PC of A Fys denied to grant 30 days EL for Piece Workers as the Factories Act restrict EL only upto 18 days.  They said either fresh option is to be allowed or it will remain in the same status.
The reasons because, for Industrial Employees in Ordnance Factories TWO set of leave rules are there
(i)  Under Factories Act
(ii) Departmental Leave Rules
Whereas in Railways only one Rule is applicable to all i.e., Departmental Leave Rules, we have therefore agreed to kill theproblem to agree for retaining/opting for only Departmental leave Rules by which all will get 30 days EL and can accumulate upto 300 days.  Due to this issue, Piece Workers are granted only 18 days and at the time of retirement they are given @ rate of 18 days per year.  We therefore, agreed to switch over to Departmental Leave Rules thereby all will get 30 days EL per annum.  Proposal has been sent to M of D and DOP&T for approval.  Further we will try to get the benefit with retrospectively so that those who have paid less on leave encashment will be granted.  Pensioners will be benefited.

13. DIRECTOR /A/NI
a) The issue of stepping up of Pay between Direct Recruitees and pormotees among the Teaching Staff of Ordnance Factories have been raised.  Director/A/NI replied that in respect of PRT, TGT and PGT wherever the promotees are drawing lesser than the Direct Recruitees, will be given Stepping up of Pay as was done in Sr.Staff Nurse, Fireman etc.  This will be considered on receiving the details from the INDWF.

b)  Revival of abolished posts was taken up with DOP&T but they did not get any reference.  M of D wants matching saving for releasing of Additional Sanction in NIE Cadre proposal is being worked out.

NG Group

14. On the demand of INDWF, it was agreed by the official side to provide quota on promotions to CMDs, Data Entry Operators and Tracers to Chargeman (T).  91% IEs, 3% DEO, 3% CMDs, 3% Tracer & FED against the 50% promotion Quota.  This will be incorporated in the Draft SRO for obtaining necessary approval.
 
15. Seniority of Chargeman & JWM.  For JWM Seniority list was finalised circulated.  For the Chargeman, there are about 10500 individuals.  To finalise the seniority a task force has been constituted, by July 2013 the list will be finalised after receiving the report.

16. Promotion for JWM was finalised, left our seniors will be reviewed by review DPC and orders will be issued.

17. Cadre Review committee report will be presented to OF board and after getting Board views, it will be placed to Staff side.
 
18. For Chargeman through LDCE, Degree qualification approved by UGC and for Diploma, AICTE approved will be criteria to decide the level of qualification.

19. For forwarding the application for outside employment, PH, SC/ST candidates, it has been agreed and finalised.  For JWMs, OF Board is Appointing Authority.  For others, GMS are made competent to decide.  Draft guidelines are prepared on this.

20. To increase the strength of JWM (NT), Office Supdt, a proposal will be taken up with UPSC.

21. For creating promotional opportunities to Storekeeping Staff, Cadre Review proposal was submitted to M of D as a long term benefit.  For immediate relief, no further action is made as it does not become feasible to divert the vacancies form other stream.

22. CMDs, Stenographers, Direct Recruitment agreed to consider releasing the vacancies.

23. For Direct Recruitment of Posts, a comprehensive guideline will be prepared by OF Board and will be distributed to Factories to follow uniformity in respect of advertisement, scrutiny, conducting of Test, level of preparing questions etc.
 
24. Durwan shortage in Factories, M of D agreed to consider increasing the sanction.  But for immediate Relief outsourcing will be done.  For Direct Recruitment, a case file will be submitted to M of D for approval.

25. For HS I and MCM promotion, yearly two times, DPC will be conducted and the promotions will be released instead of now conducting yearly once.

26. Group ‘D’ employees and Labourers who were appointed as CMDs, their services will be counted from CMDs for the purpose of ACP/MACP treating this as appointment and not as Fast Track Promotion.

Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.

Source: www.indwf.blogspot.in
[http://indwf.blogspot.in/2013/06/jcm-iiii-meeting-outcome-of-ofb.html]

Travelling Allowance Rules – Amendment to rules contained in Chapter 16 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol,II (Second Reprint Edition), 2005.

Travelling Allowance Rules – Amendment to rules contained in Chapter 16 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol,II (Second Reprint Edition), 2005.

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

 
PC-VI No.318/2013
RBE No.49/2013

No. F(E)I/2010/AL-28/36

New Delhi, dated 23.05.2013
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)
 
Sub: Travelling Allowance Rules – Amendment to rules contained in Chapter 16 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol,II (Second Reprint Edition), 2005.
 
Ref: Board’s letter No.
(i) F(E)1/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12,2008 and 23.04.2009, 
(ii) F(E)1/2008/AL-7/3 dated 3.10.08, 
(iii) E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.9.2008 
(iv) F(E)I/2008/AL-28/42 dated 19.8.2010 
(v) F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 1.12.2008, 29,12.2010 & 8.3.2011, 
(vi) F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26 dated 01.09.2011 & 14.02.2012 
(vii) F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated 18.09.08 and F(E)I/89/AL-23/8 dated 2.11.1989
 
In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 1602, 1603, 1606, 1607, 1611, 1612, 1613, 1616, 1625, 1634, 1636, 1641, 1643, 1644, 1645 and Rule 1686 contained in Chapter 16 – Travelling Allowance Rules of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.II (Second Reprint Edition) 2005, may be amended, as per Advance Correction Slip No.  60  enclosed as Annexure.

2. Hindi version is enclosed.
 
3. Please acknowledge receipt.
 
sd/-
(Sonali Chaturvedi) 
Dy.Dir.Finance (Estt.) II 
Railway Board
 
Travelling Allowance Rules - Amendment to rules contained in Chapter 16 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol.11 (Second Reprint Edition), 2005.
 
INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE, VOLUME-II
(SECOND REPRINT EDITION),2005.
 
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 60

Chapter 16 - TravellIng Allowance Rules

Section No.1 - General
 
(1) Substitute the following in lieu of existing Rule 1602 (1):
 
"Rule 1602 (1) - For the purpose of admissibility to Travelling Allowance, entitlement of Railway servants will be based on the Grade Pay drawn for those drawing Grade Pay upto Rs. 10,000 and pay drawn in Pay Band for those in Pay Scale of HAG and above.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12.2008).
 
(2) Rule 1603(1) stands deleted.
 
(3) Substitute the following in lieu of existing Rule 1603(2):
"Rule 1603 (2) - Non-Practicing Allowance will be reckoned as Basic Pay for computing Composite Transfer Grant”.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 1.12.2008).
 
Section IV - Conveyance Allowance
 
(1) Substitute the existing table under Rule 1606(4) with the following:
 
FIXED CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE
Average monthly travel on
official duty
For journeys by own motor car
(in Rs.per month)
For journeys by other modes of conveyance
 (in Rs. Per month)
(1)
(2)
(3)
201-300 Kms
1120
370
301-450 Kms
1680
480
451-600Kms
2070
640
601-800 Kms
2430
750
Above 800 Kms
3000
580
 
 
Note 1: The rates of fixed Conveyance Allowance shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)1/2008/AL-7/3 dt.3.10.08)
 
(2) “NOTE 1” & “NOTE 2” below Rule 1606(4) may be read as “NOTE 2” & “NOTE 3” respectively.
 
(3) In clause (a) below Railway Ministry’s decision under Rule 1606, substitute the figure "Rs.20/-” with the figure “Rs.60/-”.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dt. 18.09.2008)
 
Section V - Mileage Allowance
 
(1.) Rule 1607 (5)
Substitute the following table in lieu of existing table under Rule-1607(5):

Grade Pay 
(1)
Entitlement 
(2)
(i)Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000 and those In pay scale of HAG OR and above.Actual fare by any type of public bus including air-conditioned bus
OR
At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC Taxi
OR
At prescribed rates for Ordinary Taxi when the journey is actually performed by Ordinary Taxi/Own Car
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto-rickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped etc.
(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.5400, Rs. 6600, Rs.7600, Rs.8700 and Rs.8900.Same as at (i) above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible
(iii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.4200, Rs.4600 and Rs.4800.Same as at (ii) above.
(iv) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.2400 and above but less than Rs.4200.Actual fare by any type of public bus other than air-conditioned bus.
OR
At prescribed rates for auto-rickshaw for journeys by auto-rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/moped etc.
(v) Officers drawing grade pay below Rs.2400.Actual fare by ordinary public bus only
OR
At prescribed rates for auto-rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/moped etc.
 
(2) Substitute the rates of Mileage Allowance mentioned at (i) & (ii) below the table under Rule 1607(5) with the following:
 
(i) For journeys performed in own car / taxi : Rs.16 per Km
 
(ii) For journeys performed by auto-rickshaw: Rs. 8 per Km own scooter, etc.
 
(3) In the first line of the Note-1 under Rule 1607 (5) substitute the words “pay less than Rs.6500/-” with “Grade Pay less than Rs.4200/-.
 
(4) In the last line of the Note-2 under Rule 1607 (5) substitute the figure “60 paise” with “Rs.1.20”.
 
(5) The following note may be added as Note-4 below Rule 1607(5):
“Note-4: The rate for Mileage allowance for road journey by taxi/own car/auto rickshaw/own scooter/tonga/cycle rickshaw/man-driven rickshaw/ bicycle/foot shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.”
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12.2008 and 23.04.2009).
 
Section VI- Daily Allowance
 
(1) Substitute the existing table in Rule 1611 wIth the following:
 
 
Grade Pay Daily Allowance (per day)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000/- and those in pay scales of
HAG and above
Rs 520
Officers drawing Officers drawing Officers drawing grade pay of
Rs.7600 to Rs.8900/-
Rs.460
Officers drawing Officers drawing Officers drawing grade pay of
Rs.5400 to Rs.6600/-
Rs.400
Officers drawing Officers drawing Officers drawing grade pay of
Rs.4200 to 4800/-
Rs.340
Officers drawing grade pay of below Rs.4200/-Rs.210

Note: The rates of Daily Allowance shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1. 12.2008)
 
(2) Rule 1612 & Note (1), (2) & (3) below Rule 1612 stand deleted.
 
(3) Rule 1613 stands deleted.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E(PM)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.9.2008 and F(E)I/2008/AL-28/ 14 dated 1.12.2008)
 
(4) Rule 1616 stands deleted.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/HRA-10 dated 12.9.2008 and F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12.2008)
 
Section No.VII - Travelling Allowance for Journeys on Tour
 
(1) Rule 1625
In the last line of the Note-2 under Rule 1625, substItute the word "pay” with Grade Pay”.
 
(2) Rule 1634
Substitute the following In lieu of existing Rule 1634.
The entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer, on tour, is as follows:
Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
 (2)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.5400/- and above and those in pay scales of HAG and aboveHighest Class
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.4200, Rs.4600 and Rs.4800If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.2400 and Rs.2800If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class

If there be three classes, the middle or the second class

If there be four classes, the third class :
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 2400/-The lowest class-

Accommodation entitlements for travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Islands by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited will be as follows:
 
 
Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement 
(2)
Officers drawing grade pay Rs.5400 and above and
those in scales of
HAG and above
Deluxe Class
Officers drawing grade pay Rs.4200, Rs.4600 and
Rs.4800
First/ ‘A’
Cabin Class
Officers drawing grade pay Rs.2400 and
Rs.2800
Second/ ‘B’
Cabin Class
Officers drawing grade pay less than
Rs.2400
Bunk Class

(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12.2008)
 
(3) Substitute the following In lieu of Sub-rule (7) of Rule 1636 as under ; Rule 1636 (7)
Railway officers in pay scale of Rs. 67000-79000 or above may travel at their discretion in Business or Club Class by air within the country on tour. Officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- may also travel by Business/Club Class wIth the approval of Competent
Authority. Other officers and non-officials, who are authorized to travel by air within India at Government expense, shall be entitled to travel by Economy Class only where two classes of accommodation i.e., Economy Class and Business or Club class are available on the airlines.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 dated 1.12.2008)
 
Section VIII - Journey at or near Headquarters.
 
(1) In Rule 1641 (1), substitute the words “drawing a pay of not less than Rs.3200/- per month, under Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986” with “ in Grade Pay Rs. 4600 (PB-2) & above and drawing pay not less than Rs. 18050 in the Pay Band (excluding Grade Pay) under Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008”. 
 
In Rule 1641 (2), substitute the words “Railway servants, gazetted or non-gazetted, drawing a pay of less than Rs.3200/- per month shall not be entitled to engage a taxi. They may be permitted to claim conveyance hire as follows:-” with “Railway servants not entitled to engage a taxi in terms of Rule 1641 (1) may be permitted to claim conveyance hire as follows:-”
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/42 dated 19.08.2010)
 
Section IX - Transfer Travelling Allowance
 
Rule 1643 (A)  (1)
(1) Substitute the following in lieu of the existing Rule 1643 (A)(1).
Journeys by Air :-
A Railway Officer holding a post in pay scale of Rs.67000-79000 and above may travel by air, at his discretion, to join the new HQs., on transfer. Officers in the grade pay of Rs 10,000/- may also be permitted to travel by air with the approval of Competent 
 
Authority, subject to exigency and where joining at transfer station has to be effected with immediate effect. The air fare will, however, be admissible for self only. No family member of any Railway servant is entitled to travel by air on transfer.
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F( E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 01.12.2008)
 
(2) Substitute the following table in lieu of Rule 1643 (B) (2):
1643 (B) (2): Charges for transportation of personal effects between places connected by rail on transfer/retirement:
 
(I) If the transportation of personal effects is made by rail, the rates as under will be admissible for transporting personal effects from place of residence to the Railway Station at the Old headquarters and from Railway Station to the place of residence, at the new headquarters;
 
Grade Pay
Rate per km for transport by road (Rs. per.km)
 
X & Y class cities*
Z class cities*
Officers drawing grade pay of
Rs.4200 and
above and those in pay scale
HAG and above
30.00 (Rs.0.005 per kg per km.)18.00 (Rs.0.003 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay of
 Rs.2800/-
15.00 (Rs.0.005 per kg per km.)9.00 (Rs.0.003 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay
 below Rs 2800
7.50 (Rs.0.005 per kg per km.)4.60 (Rs.0.0031 per kg. per km.)

The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India.
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 29.12.2010)
 
(ii) If the transportation of personal effects is made by road, reimbursement of actual expenditure by road limited to rates prescribed as in (I) above will be admissible.
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/201 1/AL-28/26 dated 14.02.2012)
 
(3) The existing Note 1 & 2 below Rule 1643(B)(2) may be deleted and the following may be added as Note - 1 and 2.
 
Note-1: The higher rates of road mileage prescribed for ‘X’ and ‘Y’ class citIes would be admissible for transfers within ‘X’ and ‘Y class cities; ‘X’ to‘Y’ class cities and vice-versa; and from ‘X’/’Y’ class cities to ‘Z’ class cities and vice-versa. In all other cases of transfers within ‘Z’ class cities, the rates prescribed for ‘Z’ class cities shall be admissible.
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 08.03.2011)
 
Note-2: The rates of transportation of personal effects as mentioned above shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
 
(4) Add sub-rule B(3) below Rule 1643 (B) (2):
1643 (B) (3): The rates of transportation of personal effects by road between places connected by rail/not connected by rail would be the rates as prescribed in the table In Rule 1643 (B) (2).
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letters No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 29.12.2010 & No. F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26 dated 01.09.2011 & 14.02.2012)
 
(5) The following may be added below existing Rule 1643(C):
 
Transportation of Conveyance on Transfer/settlement after retirement:
 
WHEN CONVEYANCE IS SENT UNDER ITS OWN PROPULSION
Between places connected by rail Between places not connected by rail
Prescribed rates limited to expenditure on transportation
by passenger train on rail.
Prescribed rates.*

WHEN CONVEYANCE IS SENT LOADED ON A TRUCK

Between places connected by rail Between places not connected by rail
Actual expenses limited to prescribed rates or
expenditure on transportation by passenger train on rail, whichever less.
Actual expenses limited to  prescribed rates.*
 
*Prescribed rates means, the rates notified by the concerned Directorate of Transport, for taxi and auto rickshaw, at the starting point, subject to a maximum of Rs.201- for taxi and Rs.10/- for auto rickshaw as prescribed/revised from time to time.
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26 dated 01.09.2011)
 
(6) Rule 1643 (D)(II) (a) Item No.(ii) of the table under Rule 1643 (D) (II)(a) stands deleted.
 
(7) Note. 1 below Rule 1643 (D)(II)(a) stands deleted.

(8) Rule 1643 (D)(II)(b) 
 
In the last line of Rule 1643 (D) (II) (b) delete the words “irrespective of his date of joining Railway service i.e. before, on or after 1.5.76”.
 
(9) RuIe 1643 (D)(III)(vi) stands deleted.

(10) Rule 1643 (D)(IV) Quantum of Advance.
 
Substitute Rule 1643 (D) IV (i) & (ii) with the following:
 
“The quantum of advance admissible on transfer to a serving Railway employee is 75% of the admissible amount of Composite Transfer Grant.”
 
(11) Below Rule 1643 (D)(V) under Railway Ministry’s Decisions, the following may be substituted in lieu of the existing decision.
 
Transfer Travelling Allowance in cases, where both husband and wife are in Government service and are transferred within 60 days of his/her transfer from the same place to the same place, shall not be admissible to the spouse transferred later. In cases where the transfer takes place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty per cent of the Transfer Grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later, in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfer after a period of six months or more. Other rules precluding Transfer Grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest shall continue to apply unchanged in theIr case.
 
(Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15 dated 01.12.2008)
 
(12) Rule 1644(1) stands deleted.
 
(13) Rule 1644(2) and Note below Rule 1644(2) stands deleted.
 
(14) In Rule 1644 (3), substitute the words “Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance” with “Composite Transfer Grant”.
 
(15) Rule 1644(4) stands deleted.
 
(16) Rule 1645 1(b) stands deleted.
 
(17) The following may be substituted in lieu of Note (i) below Rule 1645-I-(c)
NOTE (i) A Railway servant who has been transferred within the same station or to an outstation within 20 Kms. of the old headquarters, shall be granted Composite Transfer Grant at the rate of one-third of one month’s basic pay, provided there s a change of residence, as a result of transfer.
 
(18) Rule 1645 II (b) may be substituted with the following in lieu of the existing rule:
(b) If there is a change of residence as a result of transfer, full transfer travelling allowance will be admissible if the distance between the two stations exceeds 20 Kms.
 
Section XXI - Journeys on a course of training

The existing sub-rule (2) of Rule 1686 may be substituted by:

“The apprentices (whether mechanical or other categories) who are in receipt of the concession of free boarding and lodging at their headquarters may be allowed Travelling Allowance applicable to the category to which they are apprentices provided they are required to undertake such journeys as a part of their training and no free boarding is arranged for them.”
(Authority: Board’s letter No. F(E)I/89/AL-2818 dated 2.11.89)
 
Source: NFIR

7CPC News : Joint Meeting of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation on 29.6.2013

7th CPC News : Joint Meeting of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation on 29.6.2013

Confederation Secretary publishes the joint meeting with the leaders of AIRF (Railway), AIDEF (Defence) has been postponed to 29th June, 2013, which was scheduled earlier to be held on 15.6.2013. The text of the post is reproduced and given below:

SETTING UP OF 7th PAY COMMISSION & OTHER DEMANDS JOINT MEETING OF AIRF, AIDEF & CONFEDERATION ON 29TH JUNE 2013 @ DELHI
A joint meeting of the leaders of Railway (AIRF), Defence (AIDEF) and Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers will be held at New Delhi on 29th June 2013 for deciding future course of joint action. The meeting earlier scheduled to be held on 15th June 2013 is postponed to 29th June 2013.

CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT ON 22.07.2013

The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at NFPE office New Delhi on 22nd July 2013. For details please see Notice with agenda published in website. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting.

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in
[http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2013/06/setting-up-of7-th-pay-commission-other.html]

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