Monday, July 2, 2018

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - May, 2018

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - May, 2018
02 JUL 2018
The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2018 increased by 1 point and pegged at 289 (two hundred and eighty nine). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.35 percent between April, 2018 and May, 2018 when compare with the increase of (+) 0.36 percent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 0.68 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Mik, Pure Ghee, Chillies Green, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, Palak, Potato, Radish, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. owever, this increase was checked by Wheat, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Chillies Dry, Lady's Finger, Mango (Ripe), Torai, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.96 percent for May, 2018 as compared to 3.97 percent for the previous month and 1.09 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 1.66 percent against 1.33 percent of the previous month and (-) 1.63 percent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Sholapur and Bhilai reported the maximum increase of 6 points each followed by Pune, Kodarma and Godavarikhani (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 18 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Chhindwara, Darjeeling, Jalandhar, Jaipur and Ghaziabad recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points each. Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 12 centres. Rest of the 15 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All-India Index and 9 centres' indices are below national average. The indices of Mumbai, Jabalpur and Chhindwara centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of June, 201 will be released on Tuesday, 31st July, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website


Rectification of MACPS Anomalies - Stepping up of pay of Senior incumbents at par with Juniors - Case of Railway Accounts Department

Rectification of MACPS Anomalies - Stepping up of pay of Senior incumbents at par with Juniors - Case of Railway Accounts Department


No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp)/2016/R.B. -Part II
Dated: 25/06/2018
The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training, (Establishment Division)
North Block,
New Delhi-110001

Dear Sir,
Sub: Rectification of MACPS Anomalies - Stepping up of pay of Senior incumbents at par with Juniors - Case of Railway Accounts Department-reg.

The above subject has been taken up by the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), a recognized Federation of Railway employees, in the Permanent Negotiating Machinery (PNM) fora with the Railway Ministry. In the last meeting held between the Railway Board Members and the Federation on 17/05/2016, following agreement was recorded :-

"It was explained to the Federation that the 7th CPC have addressed this issue in one of their recommendations. Therefore, we may await for the final outcome on the 7th CPC recommendations. If their recommendation is accepted by the Government, past cases of similar nature may be examined accordingly. The General Secretary/NFIR requested to see that injustice done to the Senior qualified staff is removed duly granting them the benefit of GP 5400/-."

Federation has since learnt that case file bearing No. PCV/2016/MACPS1(Pt1) dealing with the above subject has been sent by the Railway Ministry to the DoP&T to obtain NOC and has been pending since long period. The delay in granting NOC is causing frustration and resentment among the staff of Accounts Department on the Railways.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Secretary/DoP&T to kindly see that clearance from DoP&T to implement the recommendation of 7th Central Pay Commission is granted to the Railway Ministry soon.

Federation may please be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.
Yours faithfully
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary &
Leader Staff Side (JCM)
Source : NFIR

NFIR's PNM item No. 30/2018 - Revision of criteria for Diet Charges for patients admitted in Railway hospitals

NFIR's PNM item No. 30/2018 - Revision of criteria for "Diet Charges" for patients admitted in Railway hospitals

No. 2005/H/23/6
New Delhi, dated : 13.06.2018
General Managers
All Indian Railways
(Including PUs & RDSO)

Sub: NFIR's PNM item No. 30/2018 - Revision of criteria for "Diet Charges" for patients admitted in Railway hospitals - regarding.
Ref: This office letter of even number dated 29.10.2010.

The issue of revision of criteria for free/concessional diet for patients admitted in railway hospitals has been engaging the attention of Ministry of Railways for some time. In the meantime, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India vide their Office Memorandum no S.11011/11/2016-CGHS (P)/EHS dated 09.01.2017 have revised the criteria for diet charges respect of CGHS medical beneficiaries. The Basic pay ceiling for free diet in respect of CGHS beneficiaries has been revised as under:
(i) Basic pay / pension / family pension eligible for free diet - Rs. 44,900/-
(ii) Basic pay/pension/family pension eligible for free diet in case of those suffering from TB or mental diseases - Rs. 69,700/-.
(iii) No provision for concessional diet.
After careful consideration in the matter, it has been decided that the criteria of diet charge fixed by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for CGHS beneficiaries be adopted mutatis-mutandis for Railway beneficiaries. Accordingly, the revised criteria for diet charges in respect of Railway Medical beneficiaries would henceforth be as under:
(I) Monetary ceiling limit of Rs. 44,900/- (after implementation of 7th CPC) of basic pay/pension/family pension for the purpose of providing free diet to railway medical beneficiaries;
(II) Removal of provision of concessional diet charges contained in instructions dated 29.02.2010; and
(III) Monetary ceiling s. 69,700/- of basic pay/pension/family pension for the purpose of providing free diet to railway medical beneficiaries suffering from Tuberculosis (TB) or mental disease.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate in the Ministry of Railways.
Joint Director, Health
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

NFIR: Administrative / disciplinary action against Malpractices Detected by Executive

NFIR: Administrative / disciplinary action against Malpractices Detected by Executive
RBV No. 05/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
No. 2018/V1/VP/1/5
May 2018
New Delhi, dated 23/5/2018
The General Manager(Vigilance)
Zonal Railways
Director Generals /
RDSO/LKO & NAIR/Vadodara
Chief Vigilance Officers/PUs/PSUs

Sub: Administrative / disciplinary action against Malpractices Detected by Executive

A Zonal Railway has recently detected two cases wherein salary payments have been made to non- existent staff. These two cases were detected by the Personnel/Finance Departments who subsequently handed over these cases to Vigilance for further inquiry.

Administrative/ disciplinary action against malpractices is the primary responsibility of the Executive. It is important that the concerned department which has discovered he fraud takes appropriate administrative /disciplinary action on its own initiative in cases where clear irregularity has been detected by them. Administrative action such as suspension/transfer to prevent further damage and tampering of evidence should be taken immediately. Issuing of charge-sheet for fraud discovered by the department itself should be initiated by the department concerned where clear cut irregularity has already been identified, instead of waiting for a further investigation by Vigilance. Immediate action is necessary to ensure that there is visible impact and a message that the administration will come down hard on corruption is sent down the line.

Nevertheless, when cases where clear-cut prima facie corruption/irregularity have occurred, such as in the cases mentioned above, and these have been handed over to vigilance for further investigation, they must be investigated on top priority. Vigilance must work towards completing the investigation reports and putting them up as per procedure within a period of 15 days. Delay occurring due to non-availability of documents or obtaining of clarificatory statements etc, may be brought to the notice of the PHODs/GM for quick resolution.

Necessary action in this regard may be taken accordingly. This has been issued with approval of PED/Vigilance.

DA/As above.
(Rajnish Kumar)
Director Vigilance (M)
Railway Board
Source : NFIR

Appointment against Scouts & Guides quota - Clarification of Railway Board

Appointment against Scouts & Guides quota - Clarification of Railway Board

No. E(NG)II/2016/RR-2/1
New Delhi, Dated: 14/06/2018.
The General Manager (P),
South East Central Railway,
Sub: Appointment against Scouts & Guides quota - clarification regarding.
Ref: South East Central Railway's letter No. P-HQ/RUL/101/3/5509 dated 31.05.2017.

Please refer to your Railway's letter dated 31.05.2017 mentioned on the above subject.

The matter has been examined in consultation with Estt. (Welfare) Directorate of this Ministry and it is clarified that no one can be a member of two State Associations at the same time or simultaneously.
Railway administration is advised to take necessary action accordingly at your end.
(Ravi Shekhar)
Jt. Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

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