Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways

Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No.II/1/2019
Dated: 22/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Gr. III in the Medical Department on the Railways.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 52/2018.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 22/05/2015 (RBE No. 49/2015) and 05/04/2018 (RBE No. 54/2018).
(iii) NFIR's letter No. II/1/2018 dated 08/05/2018.
(iv) Railway Board's letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45 dated 21/01/2019 addressed to GS/NIFIR.

Federation does not accept the reply of Railway,Board vide letter dated 21/01/2019 on minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment to the post of Pharmacist Grade-III in the Medical Department on Railways as the reply being misleading, illogical and not in conformity with the instructions issued by the nodal ministry viz., Ministry of Health and Family Welfare through the Gazette of India dated 14th March, 2015, wherein notification issued by the CGHS Division dated 11th March, 2015 under G.S.R. 51 has been circulated to all the Ministries/Department to adopt and implement the same.

Federation re-iterates that through Gazette Notification dated 11th March, 2015, recruitment Rules (with the approval of the President) to the post of Pharmacist Grade-III from Open Market were published which superseded all previous instructions. The revised recruitment rules are as follows:-

(a) 12th Class Pass with Science subjects (Physicso Chemistry and Biology), or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
  • Diploma in Pharmacy from recognized institution and registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and
  • Two years' experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948; and
OR
(b) Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm.) from a recognized University or equivalentq and
  • Registered as a Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
Though the Federation communicated with regard to revision in the academic/technical qualification and experience for recruitment to the post of Pharmacist vide Federation's letter dated 28/05/2015, Railway Board failed to take corrective action.

Despite NFIR's letter dated 08/05/2018 and PNM Agenda Item No. 52/2018 (sent to Railway Board on 26/06/2018), Railway Board again failed to modify its instructions dated 05/04/2018 (RBE No. 54/2018) and not incorporated the following provision.

Two years experience as Pharmacist in any recognized Hospital or Pharmacy after duly registered as Pharmacist under the Pharmacy Act, 1948.
(portion of part (a) above)

2. Further, the views expressed by the Railway Board that the pay structure of GP 2800/Level-5 is appropriate to the Pharmacist category Grade-III at entry level in Railways is unjustified in view of the fact that the DoP&T vide O.M. No. AB-14017/27/2014-Estt. (PR). dated 20th January, 2015 issued detailed guidelines for prescribing educational qualification and requisite experience in respect of various posts for appointment by direct recruitment etc. On going through these guidelines, it is noted that the two years period of experience when attached to a post having Bachelor's Degree/Diploma qualification in the professional area, the incumbents are to be placed in GP 4200 + PB-2 and not in GP 2800/- in PB-1.

NFIR again requests the Railway Board to kindly review its decision and issue modified instructions duly improving the minimum educational qualification for Open Market Recruitment to the posts of Pharmacists Grade-II in the Medical Department on Railways and also consider grant of entry GP 4200 to the Pharmacists Grade III.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

NPS-Total subscribers that contribute throughout the month-NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

Total subscribers that contribute throughout the month - NPS - NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

Age Band Total Existing Subscribers contributing during the month
(Table A)
-MaleFemaleTransgenderNON IRATotal
18-21 Years 22,501 7,514 - - 30,015
22-25 Years 2,80,574 74,554  - - 3,55,128
26-28 Years  5,91,061 1,52,324  3 - 7,43,388
29-35 Years  17,03,030 4,79,873 9 - 21,82,912
>35 Years  16,94,343  5,48,911 10  - 22,43,264
NON- IRA - -  - 15,976 15,976
Total 42,91,509 12,63,176 22  15,976  55,70,683


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
Central Govt
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
462 63 - - 525
2,569 347 - - 2,916
2,319 382 - - 2,701
2,012 393 - - 2,405
869 260 - - 1,129
- - - - -
8,231 1,445 - - 9,676


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
State Govt
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
2,606 1,459 - - 4,065
10,164 4,310 - - 14,474
7,298 3,571 - - 10,869
11,830 7,079 - - 18,909
13,001 6,258 - - 19,259
- - - 2 2
44,899 22,677 - 2 12,381


New Subscribers contributing during month (Table B)
Non-Govt (Corporate Sector)
Male Female Transgender NON- IRA Total
85 60 - - 145
2,313 1,158 - - 3,471
1,987 629 - - 2,616
3,374 475 - - 3,849
4,622 539 2 - 5,163
- - - - -
12,381 2,861 2 - 15,244

  1. PRAN association with respective sectors is as on March 31, 2019
  2. Central Govt and State Govt includes Central and State Autonomous Bodies respectively.
  3. All types of Contribution credit is considered in the above data.
  4. As DOB and Gender of Subscriber is not available for NON IRA PRANs, additional category "NON IRA" is included in the above tables.
  5. Table A refers to unique PRANs receiving credit (in the reporting month) for Central/State and Corporate Subscribers, irrespective of type of contribution.
  6. Table B refers to unique PRAN receiving first credit (in the reporting month) in respective sectors, irrespective of type of contribution. This data is subset of data in Table A.
  7. NPS was launched on 01 Jan'04 and was aimed at individuals newly employed with central and state government, but excluding. ones in the armed forces.
  8. "Non-Govt" refers to Corporate sector employees".
  9. Includes NSDL CRA & KARVY CRA data.
  10. Non - Govt PRAN data may not necessarily represent new employment as there may be some persons who were in employment earlier but have opened PRAN now.

Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97

Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI . 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
No.II/13A/Part II,
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS-97) - reg.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. 2011/H/28/1/RELHS/Court Case dated 31/05/2012.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board's letter dated 31/05/2012 wherein the Railway Board had decided to allow pre-March 2009 retirees to be members of the RELHS-97 and also for post March 2009 onwards, the retirees shall be the Members of the Scheme. The Railway Board while allowing pre-March 2009 retirees the RELHS-97 Membership without any time limit, had imposed restriction of one year for March, 2009 onwards retirees to become Members of the Scheme.

Instances have been brought to the notice of the Federation by our affiliated Unions that on many Zonal Railways/PUs there are good number of retired Railway employees or their dependent family members belonging to the period post March 2009 and upto 3110512012 who could not avail the opportunity during the one year period, are now requesting to joining the Scheme. These retired employees or their dependent families have been living in rural areas and were unaware of the provision for joining RELHS-97 at that point of time. Some of our affiliated Unions took up the issue aI Zonal level in the PNM forum where the same has been pending for more than two years due to the reason that decision on this subject is required to be given by the Railway Board. Federation feels that the Railway Board would appreciate the circumstances under which the retired employees could not join the Scheme when opportunity was provided.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the above points and issue modified instructions to enable the retired employees/ widows who retired during the period March, 2009 upto 31/05/2012 to join as members of RELHS-97 without any time limit. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Director General (RHS), Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretary, NCRES, Allahabad with reference to letter No. 104A/NCRES/19 dated 07/04/2019.

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR (expect NCRES).
Media Centre / NFIR.

Source : NFIR

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