Railway Board order on Payment of Dearness Allowance to running staff – RBA 90/2016 dated 25.11.2016 issued
Railway Board constitutes Recommendations of the High Power Committee to review the duty hours of running staff – Decisions thereof on Breach of Rest Allowance
Children Education Allowance – clarification issued by Railway Board on e-receipt produced by employees
7th Pay Commission Bunching Benefits – Railway Board Clarification Order on Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016
Union Cabinet chaired by PM approves Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus(78 days) to railway employees
Fixation of pay of existing Group ‘D’ employees in the revised pay structure – Railway Board clarification
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) urges for review of Transfer policy causing difficulties to Group ‘C’ staff
Verification of qualifying service after 18 years service and 5 years service before retirement
Railway Board has issued a Clarification circular on the Qualifications obtained from Open Universities.
Railway Board has communicated to NFIR stating that HPCA / PCA to Kitchen Staff in Railway Hospitals is under consideration and delibrations of the Committee are yet to be received.
Any passing of ‘stop’ signal (except permissible signals and those permitted under certain rules such as Automatic signals) at danger by a loco without authority is treated as SPAD irrespective of distance travelled by Loco after passing a signal at danger. Safety Directorate is of the view that the same should continue.
Railway Board to constitute a 3 Member team Committee to find out whether kitchen staff including Cooks, Asstt. Cooks and Mates working in Railway Hospitals/Health Units are entitled to Hospital Patient Care Allowance
As per Finance Ministry Notification dated 06.11.2015 regarding levying 0.5% towards Swachh Bharat Cess on all service sector, Railway Board issued commercial circular implementing the additional cess with effect from 15.11.2015. Service tax of 14% and Swachh Bharat Cess of 0.5 % are chargeable on 30% of total passenger fare equivalent to 4.35% of the total fare in first class and all AC classes.
It was pointed out that Zonal Railways have not implemented instructions on fixation of pay in respect of ex-servicemen re-employed in Railways. Railway Board feels that there was a lot of confusion in the matter. Clarifications issued.
National Holiday Allowance is appicable to Railway Employees and same is sought to be revised by various Railway Federations. Railways Ministry’s stand in this issue is the said allowance can not be revised as such presently as 7th Pay Commission has been reviewing all allowances including National Holiday Allowance.