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Resolution of Working Committee Meeting-26/04/11

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment


AIRF has toughned its stance on long pending demands of Railwaymen & retiterated its demands in Resolution adopted by AIRF during its Working Committee meeting on 25-26/04/11. Main demands are given as under:-
 Immediate settlement of recommendations of the Department Anomaly Committee pending with the DoP&T/MoF

Complete Cadre Restructuring Exercise without putting the condition of “Matching Savings”.

Merge the grade pay of Technicians Grade-II(GP Rs.2400) with Technicians Grade-I(GP Rs.2800).

Allot Grade Pay of Rs.4800 to all the Senior Supervisors.

Removal of anomaly in the annual increment to the employees drawing increment from February to June 2006.

LARSGESS should be liberalized and extend to all the categories of the Railwaymen and recruitment qualification in Grade Pay Rs.1800 be kept VIII class pass.

Categories: RAILWAY

Special incentive scheme in Railway Board (Latest Order)

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2007/M(PU)/1/11.

The General Manager,
Chittranjan Locomotive Works,
Chittranjan.

Subject  – Special Incentive scheme.
Reference – CME/Loco/Clw’s letter no.PE/PLO/03 dated 07.02.2011

   
   Ministry of Railways have approved the special incentive scheme as proposed by CLW subject to the following :-


1.   Incentive bonus limit to be 70%


2.   Simultaneously , allowed timing should be reduced by2.5% at 60% ( level with cut in allowed time being linearly indexed to increase in incentive earnings between 50% and 60% with 0% cut at 50% earning and 2.5% cut at 60%earning)


3.   Allowed time to be further reduced by 1% at 70% level using the same formula of linear indexing between60-70%.


4.   GM/CLW to advise a time bound target of the implementation of proposed group incentive scheme at CLW.  All out may be made for switiching ober to GIS at CLW.


6.   The special incentive scheme is applicable for the year 2010-2011. There will be no staff increase and all other terms and conditions would remain the same as were applicable for the year 2010-2011.
This issue with the conference of finance Dte. of the Ministry of Railways

(A.K. Panda)
Director Mech Engg.,(PU),
Railway Board.


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Categories: BONUS, INCENTIVE, RAILWAY

Payment of fee under the RTI Act by lndian Postal Order.

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment
N0.F. 101912008-lR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
******
North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 26,201 1

Subject:- Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.

1.   The undersigned is directed to say that the Right to information (Regulation of  Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 provide that a person seeking information under the RTI  Act, 1005 can make payment of fee for obtaining information by cash or demand  draft or banker’s cheque or Indian Postal Order. It has been brought to the notice  of this Department that some public authorities do not accept fee through the  Indian Postal Orders.

2.    As stated above, one of the approved modes of payment of fee under the  Rules k through Indian Postal Order. Refusal ta accept fee through the IPO may be  treated as refusal to accept the application. It may result into imposition of penalty  by the Central Information Commission on the concernedCentral Public Information  Officer under Section 20 of the Act. AH the public authorities should, therefore,  ensure that payment of fee by IPO is not denied.

3. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

K.G. Verma
Director


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Categories: POSTAL, RTI

Punjab gives 6% additional D.A. w.e.f.1.1.2011

April 30, 2011 Leave a comment


Chandigarh, Apr 27 (PTI) The Punjab government has released 6 per cent Additional Dearness Allowance (ADA) installment with effect from January 1, 2011, on the Central government pattern to its employees and pensioners.

   According to an official notification here today, following this decision present 45 per cent dearness allowance would be increased to 51 per cent on the basic pay from January 1 this year.

   The government also decided to pay the increased DA in cash from May 1, whereas the arrears from Januray 1 this year to April 30 would be credited to their GPF Accounts.

   Retired Employees of the state Government would get the same in cash from Januray one this year, an official spokesperson said. 


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Categories: D.A., PUNJAB DA

Revised Training Module of one year for Junior Engineers of Mechanical Department –

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://www.irtsa.net )
No. IRTSA/Memo/Training/ 7-11 Dated: 22-04-2011
MEMBER STAFF,
RAILWAY BOARD,
NEW DELHI.

Dear Sir,



Subject :-  Revised Training Module of one year for Junior Engineers of Mechanical Department




Reference :- 1. RBE No.225/2009, No.E(MPP)/2009/3/12, Dated 21.12.2009.
2. RBE No.11/2009, No.E(MPP)/2009/3/16, dated 15 -01-2010.
3. RBE No.34/2010, No.E(MPP)/209/3/17, dated 23.2.2010.

1.    We draw your kind attention to the following issue reg. uniform training period of one  year for all the Junior Engineers of all Departments of Indian Railways – including Design  & Drawing Jes.

2.    Based on the Report of the Task Force under Human Resource Reforms Committee  constituted to review the Training Modules for the Trainees, induction training period for  the App.JEs were modified as 52 weeks (one year) instead of one and half year training.

3.    The revised training module has been introduced after a detailed study, this will also  ensure more productivity by the way of availability of more manpower.

4.    Even though revised training modules have since been issued for Electrical, Signal &  Telecommunication, and Civil Engineering Departments (vide RBE No.11/2009,  No.E(MPP)/2009/3/16, dated 15-01-2010, RBE No.225/2009, No.E(MPP)/2009/3/12, Dated 21.12.2009  and RBE No.34/2010, No.E(MPP)/209/3/17, dated 23.2.2010 ); the same have not yet been issued  for App. JEs of Mechanical Department.

5.    It is therefore requested that Revised Training Module with 52 weeks duration (one year)  may please be issued for App. Junior Engineers of Mechanical department including  Design & Drawing JEs in line with the uniform one year training period for all App. JEs.

Thanking You
Yours faithfully,
Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA



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Categories: Junior Engineers, RAILWAY

Counting of training period of Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) and other Technical non-gazetted staff for financial upgradation under ACPS/MACPS – Request for kind intervention and immediate redressal.

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION

(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://www.irtsa.net )
No:IRTSA/Memo/ RB / 8-11 Date: 23-4-2011

Member Staff,
Railway Board,
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi
Respected Sir,

Subject : –
  Counting of training period of Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs)  and other Technical non-gazetted staff for financial upgradation under ACPS/MACPS – Request  for kind intervention and immediate redressal.

Reference :-



 1. O.M No. 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) Dated 19th May, 2009 of DOP&T.
2. Railway Board’s OM RBE No 101 dated 10.6.2009.
3. Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/90/IC1/1, Dated 04.02.1991.
 

1.    We would like to bring to your kind notice the following genuine demand of Technical Supervisors /
Rail Engineers for counting of Training period for financial upgradation under MACPS, denial of  which puts them in a disadvantageous position vis-a-vis the non-technical employees without  training in the same Scale of Pay / Pay Band.

2.    Persons selected for regular appointment in Technical departments for the posts like Junior  Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs), CMA , CMS and other Technical posts are  required to undergo training for periods varying from one year to two years before formally taking  charge.

3.    Training imparted to those recruited through the Railway Recruitment Boards and later absorbed  as Junior Engineers (JEs), Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) on Railways is not pre-appointment  training in nature (as that of the Apprentices recruited under the Apprentices Act). The Stipend  paid during the training period to them is from the Revenue account and the Department of  Personnel & Training (DOPT) had already decided earlier that the training period shall be counted  for pensionary benefits, for issue of passes and drawal of increments, etc.

4.    Non-technical employees who are not required to undergo any training even though recruited on  the same date along with the Technical employees in the same Scale of Pay / Grade Pay earn  their Financial upgradation through ACPS/MACPS well before the Technical Staff. This put the  technical employees in a disadvantageous position vis-a-vis the non-technical employees, since  the period spent in the training by the technical employees are not counted for the purpose of  financial upgradation, under MACPS.

5. Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/90/IC1/1, Dated 04.02.1991 on the subject of Counting of training
period for the purpose of drawing increments, states that, in case where a Government servant

M. Shanmugam, Central President,
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi,
Chennai- 600050.
Email- cpirtsa@yahoo.com Mob: 09443140817

Harchandan Singh, General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055.
Email-gsirtsa@yahoo.com
(Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598)


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Categories: ACP, Junior Engineers, MACP

REVISION OF RATES OF INCENTIVE BONUS OF SSE IN WORKSHOPS & PRODUCTION UNITS – AS PER BASIC PAY GRANTED TO THEM ON FINANCIAL UP-GRADATION UNDER MACP

April 25, 2011 Leave a comment
INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, website http://www.irtsa.net )
No. IRTSA/ Memo/RB/Incentive – SSE/ 9-11 Dated: 23-4-2010
Member Mechanical,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,


Subject :-



  REVISION OF RATES OF INCENTIVE BONUS OF SSE IN WORKSHOPS & PRODUCTION UNITS – AS
PER BASIC PAY GRANTED TO THEM ON FINANCIAL UP-GRADATION UNDER MACP

Reference :-



  Railway Boarder letter No.2008/M(W)/814/38, Dated 29.10.2009, 23.02.2010 and 27.7.2010 on the  subject Revision of hourly rates of incentive bonus and bonus factor of workshops and PUs.
 

1.    We seek your kind intervention in respect of needless confusion created on account of  Railway Board’s Clarification dated 27.7.2010 on revision of hourly rates of incentive  bonus and bonus factor.

2.    As per Board’s letter No. 99/M(Prod.)814/35 dated 22.5.2000 and 16.03.2004, SSEs (Senior  Section Engineers) supervising the staff working on the shop floor are entitled for payment  of incentive bonus at the rate of 15% of the basic pay.

3. After the implementation of SCPC recommendations Railway Boarder through it’s letter  No.2008/M(W)/814/38, Dated 29.10.2009 granted incentive bonus at the rate of 15% of  revised basic pay w.e.f. 1.12.2009. Board also further clarified in its letter even no. dated  23.02.2010 that, Incentive payment should be decided on the basis of the post/designation  held by the employee and the hourly rate/bonus factor corresponding to that  post/designation.

4.    Para 16 of annexure of MACPS order (RBE N0.101/2009, dated 10.06.2009) states that, on  grant of financial up-gradation under the scheme, there shall be no change in the  designation, classification or higher status.

5.    However, financial and certain other benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by an  employee such as HBA, allotment of Government accommodation shall be permitted. At  no place it was stated that the basic pay being granted on financial up-gradation should be  treated as officiating pay. For all purposes including retirement benefits except that of  status, basic pay granted on financial up-gradation is being treated as regular pay.

6.    But, board in it’s second clarification on 27.7.2010 (on incentive bonus) advised an  impracticable practice of granting incentive at flat rate of 15% of the substantive basic pay  of the regular post held by SSE and not the basic pay granted to them on financial upgradation under MACP. This is completely discriminatory and impracticable, since pay  granted on financial up-gradation is not officiating pay.

7.    Basic pay/Grade Pay drawn before the financial up-gradation cannot also be taken as  substantive pay. This violates the basic sprit of MACPS recommendations that the benefits

M. Shanmugam, Central President,
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Chennai- 600050.
Email- cpirtsa@yahoo.com
Mob: 09443140817

Harchandan Singh, General Secretary, C.Hq.
32, Phase 6, Mohali, Chandigarh-160055.
Email-gsirts@yahoo.com
(Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598) 2

linked to basic pay shall be permitted in the pay granted on financial up-gradation due to
MACPS.

8. Hence it is requested that the second clarification issued by Railway Board on 27.7.2010
may please be withdrawn.

Yours faithfully,
(Harchandan Singh),
General Secretary, IRTSA


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Categories: MACP, RAILWAY