NFIR letter to Railway Board on Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-I )
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen has requested Railway Board for Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-I )
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055
No. I/2/Part III
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-I) – reg.
Ref: NFIR’s PNM item No. 32/2015.
During discussions in a separate meeting held on 18th January 2016 in the chamber of AM (Staff), on PNM item No. 32/2015, the Official Side have advised that Federation’s demand was under examination in Board’s Office in pursuance to Ministry of Finance O.M. No. F-2-1/2015-E III (A) dated 16/10/2015.
Railway Board’s attention is invited to para 3 of MoF’s O.M. No. F-2-1/20I5-E. III (A) dated 16th October 2015, wherein it has been clearly stated that
” However, in cases where such merger of feeder and promotional posts in the wake of their come to lie in the Same grade pay has not taken place due to administrative reasons and the posts continue to retain their promotional and feeder character as per the relevant Recruitment Rules, this Ministry issued instructions vide OM 10/2/2011-E.III A dated 7.1.2013 providing for fixation of pay on promotion in such cases under Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 subject to the conditions laid down therein”.
From the above, it could be seen that the staff promoted from same Grade Pay to same Grade Pay are entitled to the pay fixation under Rule S 13 e.g.
(i) Track Man (GP 1800/-) to Sr. Track Man (GP 1800/-),
(ii) Track Man (GP 1800/-) to Key Man/Gate Man (GP 1800/-),
(iii) Safaiwala to Hospital Attendant (GP 1800/- to GP 1800/-).
The pay fixation in the above cases in favour of staff is required to be done under Rule S 13.
Federation further desires to state that in all similar situations the benefit of S 13 should be allowed and all past cases should be got reviewed for extending pay fixation benefit and consequential benefits of arrears etc.
NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to issue necessary instructions to GMs etc., as suggested above duly endorsing copy to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)