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08/02/2010

Items / Minutes of JCM New Delhi

Items / Minutes of JCM New Delhi

15/2007: Medical fitness of Railway employees with Intra Ocular Lens (IOL) –Amendment to Para 512 (10) of IRMM 2000.

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Staff Side was advised that further orders issued on 25th March‟2009 already has the necessary provision.

Staff Side suggested that retrospective effect to the orders be considered as was already done in A-2 categories. It was stated by official side that specific cases may be dealt on merits.

(Closed)

25/2009: Pre-medical Examination- Relaxation for Loco Pilots declared with Type II Diabetes.

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A committee was set up which has already submitted its report. Appropriate decision will be taken.

Adv. (T&C)

5/2009: Reservation in the trains for Running Staff.

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Necessary instructions will be issued for solving the problem.

Adviser(L&A)

9/2004: Marks for passing examinations – safety categories Training Centres.

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It was agreed that for Commercial paper, pass marking will be 50% both for Commercial and Operating Staff.

42/2004: Exemption from the purview of rightsizing of other than safety categories.

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1/2006: Introduction of new services and creation of new assets on Indian Railways – Staff requirement.

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2/2007: Rightsizing the Indian Railways- Downsizing staff strength.

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1/2009: Review of sanctioned strength of staff and creating of additional posts- Arbitrary and indiscriminate surrender of posts causing hardship to the existing staff leading to all round resentment.

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Staff Side requested for a meeting with Board on these issues.

15/2005: Training of staff prior to commencement of selection process.

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Staff Side was told that after 6th CPC‟s recommendations, the concept of „selection‟ has been revised which will take care of the situation.

(Closed)

7/2007: Revision of the rates of Travelling allowance being deducted from the staff trainees at the Zonal training schools during training period.

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Necessary instructions already issued.

(Closed)

29/2009: Grant of recognition to the Divisional training centres of the Railways and payment of Training Allowance to the Instructors.

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Under examination.

14/2007: Fixation of pay under Rule 1313(1)(A)(1) (Erstwhile FR-22 C) to the staff promoted to the identical scales of pay carrying higher duties and responsibilities.

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This will be reviewed. 35

6/2009: Fixation of pay on promotion at par with Direct Recruits.

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Matter referred to Ministry of Finance. The copy of the reference will be given to Staff Side and item closed thereafter.

(Closed)

7/2009: Granting of benefit of fixation of pay under Rule 1313 (FR-22(I) (a)(2) R-II, i.e. FR- 22(C) in favour of promotion of Sr. Loco Pilot (Shunting) to Loco Pilot (Goods), Sr. Loco Pilot (Goods) to Loco Pilot (Passenger), Sr. Loco Pilot (Passenger) to Loco Pilot (Mail & Express) and Sr. Guard (Goods) to Guard (Passenger), Sr. Guard (Passenger) to Guard (M&E).

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Referred to Ministry of Finance. Copy of reference to MOF will be given to Staff Side.

(Closed)

26/2009: Merger of upgraded group ‘D’ posts in pay scale of Rs.3050-4590 (group ‘C’) for Diesel/Elect. Loco/EMU Sheds in Technician III cadre.

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The staff side demanded that this be reviewed in the light of Sixth CPC. The matter would be considered afresh.

EDME(Tr)

21/2009: Failure in Refresher Course – Case of Asstt. Loco Pilots.

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It was decided that there whould be no concept of failure in refresher courses for running staff, both ALP and LP. It will be the responsibility of the training institute to impart necessary training.

A short examination will be held at the end of each week of the refresher course for running staff to test his application based knowledge in the subjects covered during the refresher course. Identified weaknesses should be overcome through special attention, preferably during the duration of the course itself. If need be, the trainee can be detained for a suitable duration by the training institute, thus obviating the need for a repeat refresher course. Instructions in this regard will be issued to the Zonal Railways.

(Closed) 36

EDE(RRB)

26/2007 :Introduction of objective type question in the written test held as part of selection for promotion to posts classified as ‘Selection’ – extending the provision of 50% objective type questions for selection from group ‘C’ to ‘B’ posts.

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NFIR‟s views on the matter are still awaited.

EDPC-I

13/2004: Entitlement of Transport Allowance to Railway employees employed at cities classified as ‘A-I’ and ‘A'.

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Staff side conceded that the allowance to certain employees of Jaipur, Nagpur and Lucknow was wrongly given at higher rates. But they insisted on no recovery and waiver of amount wrongly paid to employees. Accordingly, the issue of waival to be re-examined.

25/2004: Denial of Allowance in lieu of Kilometerage (ALK) to the medically decategorised Drivers drafted to perform duties of Power/Crew Controller.

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It was informed that a Committee comprising Adv./F, Adv/IR and EDPC examined this issue but did not consider it justified to grant ALK to medically decategorised running staff. Staff Side, however, insisted further 38 examination and also see that no recoveries are made as the ALK was paid by the Zonal Railways correctly in accordance with Board‟s letter dated 9.1.1998.

5/2007:Procedure for filling up the post of Loco Inspectors.

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Orders have been issued vide Railway Board‟s letter No. E(P&A)II-2007/RS-14 dated 26.03.2009

(Closed)

29/2007: Safety Related Retirement Scheme – Drivers and Gangmen.

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8/2009: Modification in the Safety Related Retirement Scheme- Loco Pilot and Trackman.

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15/2009: Merger of Dearness Allowance equal to 50% of basic pay w.e.f. 01.04.2004-Reckoning as pay for running staff.

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The instructions on this issue vide Board‟s letters of 24.04.2007 and 02.07.2008 were issued keeping in view the framework of policy formulated by Government of India. Staff side were informed vide Board‟s letter dated 02.04.2009. Staff side, however, insisted on further examination of the matter as in terms of rules the running staff were entitled for benefits and therefore subsequent decision of Board is in violation of provisions already laid down. It was agreed to review.

16/2009:Upgradation of posts from group ‘C’ to group ‘B’ gazetted on the Railways.

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Matter is under consideration.

18/2009: Reckoning of Additional Allowance for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits – Classification thereof.

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The issue will be thoroughly examined and put up to Board.

EDE(Res.)

7/2006: Promotion against vacant posts in the diminishing cadres-Relaxation of extant policy – Requested.

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It was suggested by the staff side that a proposal be mooted out and sent to DOP&T seeking one time dispensation by permitting Railway Board to approve de-reservation in shrinking/diminishing cadres without having referred to DOP&T & NC for SC/ST.

DE(D&A)

40/2004: Amendment in the policy regarding promotion of Railway Servants against whom disciplinary proceedings/prosecution have been launched.

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Copy of reference to the DOP&T and advice received from DOP&T given to Staff Side.

(Closed) 40

19/2006: D&AR action against staff – interference with the functioning of statutory authority.

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1/2007: Disposal of revision petition under Rule 24(2) and Rule 23(3) of the RS(D&A) Rules 1968- Consultation with the Railway Rates Tribunal – Reg.

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Necessary provision will be retained in the RS(D&A) Rules.

(Closed)

EDE(N)

34/2004: Selection for promotion to the post of Gangmate Elimination of Viva-voce Test and introduction of Written Test.

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13/2007: Elimination of viva-voce (Interview) in departmental selection and selection for promotion to the post of Gangmate.

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Information on educational profile of keyman due for promotion as Mates have been called for from Zonal Railways. Further action will be taken thereafter.

52/2004: Transfer of employees from one seniority unit to another.

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Discussed.

(Closed)

5/2005: Psychological Test in departmental selection- Review of extant instructions.

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This will be discussed in a separate meeting with Adv.(Safety) and Adv.(Staff). 41

21/2005: Selection of Intermediate Apprentices from amongst skilled artisans for absorption as JE Grade II in scale Rs.5000-8000 in various Engg. Departments.

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The Staff Side pointed out that in case of APO‟s selection, non-Graduate Head Clerks were permitted to appear for the selection. On the same analogy, this matter need to be re-examined.

It was agreed to re-examine this matter.

27/2006: Relaxation of extant provisions for absorption of staff working in Quasi- Administrative Offices / Organizations connected with Railways.

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Details regarding quasi administrative staff available during the period June, 1997 to June 2000 will be ascertained from Zonal railways to examine this matter further.

Staff Side insisted that in as much as the decision of the Board on 03.05.2006, those who are on rolls up to June, 2006 may also be considered for absorption.

In this connection, Staff side also stated that the issue being one of the demands in the wake of strike notice and discussions held by the Board (MS, FC) in January, February, 2006, consideration is required keeping in mind the assurance given then.

6/2007: Employment assistance on compassionate grounds to wards of medically decategorised staff.

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The matter shall be reviewed.

8/2007:Replacement of RRB quota with LDCE - Depot Material Superintendent in scale Rs. 6500-10500.

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A separate meeting with the Staff Side was held by AM(Stores) on 18.08.2009. The Record Note of Discussions of which has been referred to the Staff Side for vetting. Further action will be taken as per discussion in the meeting.

10/2007:Selection posts- Qualifying marks in written test.

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Necessary instructions have been issued vide Board‟s Letter No.E(NG)I-2006/PM1/32 dated 07.11.2007.

(Closed)

11/2007: Denial of natural justice on representation against adverse confidential report.

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The scenario has since changed. As such, the item is to be treated as closed.

(Closed)

28/2007 : Appointment on compassionate ground of ward/spouse of medically decategorised staff on the Railways-Relaxation of conditions.

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Additional points shall be submitted by Staff Side.

2/2009: Transfer of staff.

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Instructions on periodical transfer already exists which will be reiterated. Extant instructions on retention of quarter on normal transfer shall apply.

20/2009: Procedure for holding selections to posts within group ‘C’ –Awarding marks for seniority and service records.

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Discussed.

(Closed) 43

22/2009: Acceptance of Voluntary retirement request of totally incapacitated staff with less than 20 years qualifying service- Grant of compassionate appointment to the wards of such incapacitated staff and grant of pension.

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The demand shall be regulated as per extant instructions which shall be circulated to all concerned. Instructions will be reiterated covering the demand.

Item may be treated as closed.

(Closed)

23/2009: Denial of ad-hoc promotion to the employees of Construction Organisation.

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The case shall be discussed separately.

27/2009: Appointment on compassionate ground in the case of missing Railway employees –Case for extending limit for retention of Railway quarters.

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The issue of retention of quarter beyond two years on normal rent in such circumstances is being re-examined.

28/2009: Promotion to the post of Laboratory Superintendent III – Medical Department.

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It was agreed to examine the matter further.

EDE

19/2009: Inter-Railway request transfer cases-Relaxation of extant restrictions.

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Discussed.

(Closed)

JDE(W)

19/2004: Allotment of eight wheeler goods wagon for use of staff on transfer/retirement.

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Instructions have been issued vide Board‟s Letter No.E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 17.06.2009.

(Closed) 44

23/2005: Extension of RCP facility- Mumbai suburban zone- Central Railway.

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Discussed.

(Closed)

23/2006: Staff Benefit Fund – Re-distribution of additional adhoc contribution on equitable basis

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Orders issued vide Board‟s letter No.E(W)2009FU-1/4 dated 17.08.2009.

(Closed)

30/2009: Payment of Fuel Subsidy of NST Recognised Canteens on Mumbai Division.

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Instructions issued to Central Railway vide Board‟s letter No.E(W)2007/CN.1/1 dated 20.08.2008.

(Closed)

JDE(IR)

3/2006: Implementation of negotiated settlement reached between the Federations (NFIR/AIRF) and Railway Board.

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Discussed. Updated position will be advised to Staff Side.

36/2004: Grant of officiating pay to the staff who shoulder higher responsibilities – Extant Rules to be amended.

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Necessary instructions issued vide Board‟s Letter No.E(G)2005 HO1/19 dated 03.10.2007. Item closed.

(Closed)

10/2009: Retention/allotment of surplus quarters on normal rent.

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Specific cases will be considered on case to case basis.

(Closed)

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PME Due Date

Master Circular No. 25



Copy of Railway Board’s letter No. 69/H/3/11 dated 06.12.1974



Subject: Implementation of the Recommendations of the Visual Sub-Committee.



6. Periodical re-examination of serving Railway Employees:



6.l. In order to ensure the continued ability of Railway employees in Classes A l, A 2, A 3, B l and B 2 to discharge their duties with safety, they will be required to appear for re-examination at the following stated intervals throughout their service as indicated below:



6.1.1. Classes A l, A 2 and A 3 —At the termination of every period of three years, calculated from the date of appointment until they attain the age of 45 years, and thereafter annually until the conclusion of their service.



Note: (l) The staff in categories A l, A 2 and A 3 should be sent for special medical examination in the interest of safety under the following circumstances unless they have been under the treatment of a Railway Medical Officer.



(a) Having undergone any treatment or operation for eye trouble irrespective of the duration of sickness.



(b) Absence from duty for a period in excess of 90 days.



(2) If any employee in medical category A has been periodically medically examined at any time within one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held one year from the due date of the last medical examination and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.



If, however, such an employee has been medically examined, at any time earlier, than one year prior to his attaining the age of 45, his next medical examination should be held on the date he attains the age of 45 and subsequent medical examination annually thereafter.




Ammendment: It was ammended in 1993 as below



Age Group PME Due



Age 00-45 every 4yrs



Age 45-55 every 2yrs



Age 55-60 every year
Details:-
As per Rly Bd's Guideline of Medical Exam issued vide LNo. 88/H/5/12 dated 24-01-1993

a) PME would be done at the termination of every period of 4 years from date of appointment / Initial medical Exam till the date of attainment of age of 45 years, every 2 years upto 55 years & there after annual till retirement.
b) Employees who has been periodically examined at any time within 2years prior to his attaining the age of 45years would be examined after 2years from the date of last PME & subsequent PME for every 2years upto 55years age.Of

NRMU 4 you
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6.1.2. Classes B-1 and B-2—On attaining the age of 45 years, and thereafter at the termination of every period of five years.