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PNM Meeting on 17&18.11.2011
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PNM Meeting on 17&18.11.2011
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYMEN
(Affiliated to INTUC, ITF & ILO)
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055.
Ph: +91-11-23343305. +91-11-65027299 Fax: +91-11-23744013.

PNM Meeting Between NFIR and Railway Board at Rail Bhavan, New Delhi on 17th & 18th November, 2011.

Important demands discussed in the Meeting and response of Railway Board are given below in brief :-

PNM Item No 41/2005: Medical fitness of Railway employees with Intra Ocular Lens(IOL) – Amendment to Para 0512 (10) of IRMM – 2000 – Applicability to A-I categories.
Orders have already been issued vide letter No. 2008/H/5/17 dated 24-01-2011 allowing past cases to be reviewed.

12/2006: Regularization of promotion of Asstt. Nursing Officers on Indian Railways.
Such isolated categories will be taken up for providing promotion avenue.

60/2006: Injustice to the employees of Machinist General Trade in .I.C.F.
Agreed to find ways for providing promotion opportunities.

24/2008: Non-Payment of Incentive Bonus @ 15% to SEs/SSEs working in PPS / DMW / Patiala
Under examination

37/2005: Running rooms of Indian Railways – Improvement urged.
Status report of all Running Rooms on Indian Railways will be furnished to the Federation for further discussion.

14/2010: Upgradation of posts commensurating with the increased work load and responsibilities – ESM Category – S&T Department.
S&T Directorate will examine.

18/2004: Revision of special allowance to the Accounts staff for passing Appendix II & III examination w.e.f.1-1-1996.
Pending with DOP&T.

35/2004: Inadequate promotion opportunities for Technical Supervisors in Railway Printing Presses.
Separate meeting with M.M will be arranged.

1/2008: Denial of pay fixation of running staff on appointment to another post under GDCE Scheme.
Will be re-examined.

11/2008: Admissibility of two additional increments (non-absorbable) to the nursing staff possessing B.Sc Degree after fixation of pay in newly revised pay scales w.e.f. 1-1-1996.
NFIR’s demand for revising the rates of Increment w.e.f. 1-1-2006 will be examined.

5/2010: Accumulation of leave on average pay (LAP) by the employees – Advance Correction Slip No.78 of IREC Vol.(1985 Edition) reprint edition of 1995.
Railway Board will again take up the issue with DOP&T.

13/2010: Payment of Transport Allowance to Railway employees working at Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Gurgaon & Noida which are classified at par with Delhi as ‘X’.
Railway Board agreed to write to Ministry of Finance explaining the entire background of the case and how Transport Allowance granted in the past at higher rates.

16/2010: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) – Grant of financial upgradation in the Grade Pay of the hierarchy in the cadre.
All the MACPS issues will be discussed in a separate meeting.

6/2008: Cadre Restructuring benefits to staff – Proper implementation of Railway Board’s decision.
Railway Board sought full facts from the Federation.

15/2008: Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 1986 – Exercising option for fixation of pay w.e.f. 1-1-1986
After discussion it was agreed to wait for S.C.Railway’s letter.

30/2008: Restructuring the cadre of time keeping organization in DMW/Patiala
Agreed to review.

2/2008: Appointment on compassionate grounds of wards / spouse of medically decategorised / totally incapacitated staff on the
Railways &
4/2010: Grant of compassionate appointment to the wards of the medically decategoried employees retired voluntarily – Relaxation of extant restrictions.
Will be reviewed further.

5/2008: Inadequate promotion opportunity – Supervisors (P.Way)
G.M./East Central Railway will be advised to review in the context of panels finalized in other Divisions of E.C.Railway (MGS, Etc.,)

23/2008: Absorption of Casual Labour worked under CAO/Construction, Bangalore (ex.S.Railway now S.W.Railway)
Under examination

1/2010: Transfer of Trackman to other departments – Injustice done to the Trackman by prescribing age limit of 45 years for lateral induction – Review – urged.
Will be considered after filling the vacancies.

7/2010: Medically decategoried Asstt. Loco Pilots – Grant of alternative post in appropriate Grade Pay.
Under examination.

10/2010: Promotion opportunities to the serving Diploma holders in RCF/Kapurthala against the posts of JE (Grade Pay Rs.4200/-)
Separate discussions will be held with AM(Staff).

12/2010: Filling up of vacancies in Group ‘C’ categories against 25% DR quota through GDCE Scheme.
Proposal will be put up to full Board again.

19/2010: Grant of incentives to the open line staff deployed for project activities on Jammu Tawi – Udhampur – Srinagar section –
Northern Railway.
DOP&T’s instructions will be implemented for grant of Incentives.

3/2008: Calculation of Pensionary Benefits in terms of 49 of MRPR 1993 for staff retiring from construction organization.
Agreed to have re-look for applying the Board’s letter dated 9-6-2011 to past cases.

36/2005: Maintenance of T.T.Machines as per prescribed schedule and redressal of grievances of Track Machine staff on the Railways.
Further discussions will be held.

1/2006: Selection for promotion from Group ‘C’ to ‘B’ posts – Unilateral orders of Railway Board.
Federation to furnish detailed reasons.

4/2008: Review of norms for provisions of additional posts of TIAs & ISAs.
Will be considered for providing promotion opportunities to qualified staff.

48/2004: Faulty procedure and inadequate system leading to excess payment of honorarium.
Delegation of powers to GMs under consideration.

NEW ITEMS :
1/2011: Grant of Financial Upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years.
Agreed in principle. Federation has given details relating to the staff of R.W.F./Bangalore.

2/2011: Career Growth of Chemical & Metallurgical Asstt. Grade I & II recruited through RRB with the Qualification of M.Sc(Chemistry) B.Tech (Met. & Chemical) – Allotment of Grade Pay Rs.4600/- in PB-2 Rs.9300-34,800/- - Reg.
Agreed to consider.

3/2011: Revision of Kilometrage rates by 25% when DA crosses 50% - Running Staff
Under discussion with the Federations.

4/2011: Denial of TA/DA to the Staff Car Drivers in the Railways.
Committee report under consideration, decision will be taken early

5/2011: Categories exempted from the period of officiating – Revision of Daily Officiating Allowance.
Agreed to finalise for revising the rates of officiating.

6/2011: Incentive Bonus under Group Incentive Scheme to the Chemical & Metallurgical Superintendent (Grade Pay Rs.4600/-) in Rail Wheel Factory (RWF), Yelahanka.
Separate discussion with AM/PU will be arranged.

7/2011: Creation of Posts in Electric Loco Shed, Itarsi, NJK (JBP Division), TKD & TRD (Kota Division) & TRD (Bhopal Division) in
W.C.Railway.
Proposals of GM/W.C.Railway were examined and posts sanctioned as approved by the Board. Federation insisted that there in need to give further sanction.

8/2011: Reckoning of Additional Allowance as pay for all purposes including computation of Retirement Benefits – Running Staff.
Separate Meeting with MS/FC will be arranged

9/2011: Application of Safety Related Retirement Scheme (LARSGESS) to the Loco Pilots drafted to work as Crew Controllers.
Agreed

10/2011: Grant of honorarium for delivering Lecturers in Zonal Training Institutes / Centres – Honorarium to the visiting Lecturers / Faculty delivering Lecturers in Supervisory Training Centre, Bangalore (S.W.Railway).
Demand agreed.

11/2011: Incentive Bonus Rates for staff of Rail Wheel Factory (RWF), Yelahanka – Review for proper implementation of Railway Board orders.
Issue will be remitted to GM/RWF to sort out through dialogue with staff council.

12/2011 Absorption of Diploma Holders as JE-II - Case of Diploma Holder Progressmen working in the Railway Electrification Organisation.
After lengthy discussion, it was agreed to re-consider.

13/2011: Provision of cooking facilities at Rest Rooms meant for Ticket Checking Staff.
Committee has been constituted. NFIR has insisted that the conditions of Rest Rooms should be got checked up and position
given to Federation for further discussion.

14/2011: Avenue of Promotion for Junior Lecturers to the posts of Lecturers in Railway Degree College, Secunderabad.
Agreed in principle. Will be settled soon.

15/2011: Introduction of New Pension Scheme – Application of Old Pension Scheme in the case of those inducted prior to 1-1-2004 and attained temporary status.
Agreed to consider.

16/2011: Abolition of Pay Scale & Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation – Senior Section Engineer(Drawing) – Clarification on entry Grade Pay – Reg.
May be dealt in a separate meeting.

17/2011: Date of Appointment – Clarification
Under examination

18/2011: Placement of Graduate Engineers of Drawing Cadre(Joined prior to 1-9-1998) in the Pay Scale of Rs.6500 – 10500 (V CPC)
Demand has already been met with refer Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 20-6-2011.Federation will however check up and discuss with Board.

19/2011: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Acquisition of Higher education – Clarification needed.
Board’s reply to GM/Central Railway will be given to Federation for its comments.

20/2011: Deployment of medically decategorised staff jeopardizing safe working of the system and depriving promotions of staff of the cadres.
Separate meeting with Federation will be arranged.

21/2011: Wrong assignment of seniority in ECRC Cadre – Injustice done to promotes – E.C.Railway.
Facts will be checked up- E.C.Railway will be advised.

22/2011: Grant of Transport Allowance to the employees availing the facility of Workmen Trains.
Under consideration. Case is with Board’s finance.

23/2011: Grade Pay of staff in the Inspection wing of Production Control Organisations.
Under consideration.

24/2011: Merger of V CPC Pay Scales – Fixation of Seniority of Commercial / Traffic Apprentices.
The matter has been refered to DOP&T.Clarification awaited.

25/2011: Problems encounted by A.C.Escorting staff due to deterioration in working conditions.
The Federations concerns will be addressed after filling the vacancies.

26/2011: Recognition to all Bal Niketan School run by Women’s Welfare Organisation, Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi Payment of Children Education Allowance to the wards of employees.
Under examination.

27/2011: Applicability of Rule no.31 of Railway Service (Pension) Rules 1993 for counting of service period paid from contingency for
calculation of Gratuity on Retirement.
Details have been called for, from RWF yelahanka, Bengalure for examining the demand.

28/2011: Change of Uniform Code for Diesel Loco Shed staff & payment of Washing Allowance.
Under consideration. Further discussion will be held with Federation.

29/2011: Regularization of promotion in the case of DMS-III in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works.
GM/CLW proposal will be obtained for taking action.

30/2011: Stagnation of staff in group ‘D’ posts in Accounts Department on Southern Railway – One time relaxation for promotion against DR quota vacancies of Accounts Clerks – reg.
Agreed as one time dispensation.

(M.RAGHAVAIAH)
General Secretary
11-22-2011 11:02 PM
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