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Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment of old Group D now Group C ie Rs. 1800 grade pay

Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


(NO. No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR)

New Delhi,                                             dated 8th February, 2011

G.S.R.-       In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the educational and other qualifications for direct recruits for the posts which were in Group ‘D’ Scales prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission and have been placed in Group ‘C’ in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200-20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts in connection with the affairs of the Union, namely:-

1.       Short title and commencement.-

            (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts, Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200-20200) plus Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- (Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 2011.

            (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.       Application.- These rules shall apply to all posts which were in Group ‘D’ Scales (including the posts of Record Keepers in Group ‘C’ in Indian Audit and Accounts Department) prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission and have been placed in Group ‘C’ in Pay Band 1 (Rs. 5200- 20200) plus Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in the Central Civil Services and Civil Posts under the Central Government and the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

3.       Educational and other qualifications.- Notwithstanding anything contained in any recruitment rules relating to the Group ‘D’ posts including the posts of Record Keepers in Group ‘C’ in Indian Audit and Accounts Department) prior to the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission, the educational and other qualifications required for persons to be eligible to be appointed to Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band 1 Rs. 5200-20200 plus Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- by the method of direct recruitment shall be as under, namely:

            ”Matriculation pass or equivalent from a recognised Board

Industrial Training institute pass Certificate from a recognised institute“.


Mamta Kundra
Joint Secretary of the Government of India

The Indian Railways has become a loss making entity

Indian Railways bankrupt under Mamata

The Indian Railways has become a loss making entity

Indian Railways is on the brink of bankruptcy. The ministry has asked the Government to double its budgetary support to Rs 39,600 crore. The Finance Ministry has responded by saying, "Railways need to have a certain discipline." Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee can't blame anybody but herself for putting the organisation in red. Under her stewardship, Indian Railways has registered a sharp decline in earnings and a steep rise in expenditure. She promised 1,000 km of new lines every year but has not been able to deliver even 10 per cent of that. Expenditures have gone up by Rs 1,330 crore and earnings are down by Rs 1,142 crore, taking the net deficit to Rs 2,500 crore. The Operating Ratio (OR) of the Railways is likely to be the highest in recent times. It would be spending Rs 95 to earn every Rs 100. One of the best ORs in recent times was in 2007-08 when the organisation spent as little as Rs 75.9 to earn Rs 100. The Railways' reserves are at its lowest in recent years at Rs 5,000 crore.

  • Expenditures are up by Rs 1,330 cr
  • Earnings are down by Rs 1,142 cr
  • Net deficit stands at Rs 2,500 cr
  • Railway reserves are Rs 5,000 cr

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia are a worried lot as Banerjee takes no advice. At a meeting with Manmohan and Mukherjee earlier this month, she asked them not to insist on a fare hike. Poised to present what she hopes will be her last Railway Budget, she has asked for a free hand. Banerjee knows it is also her last chance to woo the electorate in West Bengal. So it is going to be another bout of populism: more new lines and trains for her home state.

The Planning Commission has asked Indian Railways to cut its losses from passenger operations, which are at Rs 14,000 crore per year now. The losses were being subsidised by increasing freight charges, which too had come down by Rs 700 crore. The Railways does not have enough money to put into its two critical reserves-the Capital Fund and Development Fund, used to purchase and upgrade assets and improve passenger amenities. The Railways failed to put even a single rupee into the Capital Fund last year too, a sign of a bleeding organisation. Yet, Banerjee has announced a revamp of the Kolkata Metro network at a cost of Rs 11,000 crore.

Payments to suppliers have been held back for the first time in the history of the Railways. "It was bad enough last year when payments to contractors were held till after the budget, to present a relatively better picture. This year, payments to regular suppliers of crucial equipment such as cables used for signalling and fishplates for tracks have been withheld. Many suppliers have complained, saying that even they are running an industry and have to prepare balance sheets," says a senior Railway Board official.

Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee

The board has asked all 16 zones to send details of their carry-forward liability. Officials in the budget and finance departments have been trying to figure out how to best present the least scary picture of Railways finances. Here too they are constrained, working without a head. The whimsical minister has not appointed a finance commissioner (FC) since Sowmya Raghavan retired six months ago. Banerjee's handpicked official, additional member Samar Jha, is overseeing budget preparation. "She decided to go ahead with the budget without an FC since it is the official's job to question unnecessary spending and projects. Didi is definitely in no mood to have anything questioned or scrutinised," says a Railways ministry official.

Raghavan had said in March 2010 that "if the trend of spending more and earning less continues, not only the internal generation of funds suffers but there is a very serious threat of the ministry defaulting on the dividend-payment liability". She also said the fund balances have all been utilised, so there are no savings to meet shortfall in internal generation targets. According to Raghavan, unless the Railways controls expenditure and increase earnings on a sustained basis, "survival of the organisation will become a difficult proposition".

Apart from the FC, the Railways has been functioning without a Member (Traffic)-a post vacant for more than a year now. The Member (Traffic) is arguably the most important official, responsible for policy formulation, management of passengers and goods traffic. At a time when the Railways is losing revenue in carrying passengers and goods, the importance of the post can't be undermined.

Another flagship project of the Railways-Dedicated Freight Corridor (DFC)-is on the verge of derailment. Manmohan had laid the foundation stone of the project in 2006 but it has not gone beyond that stage. In the last budget speech, Banerjee had promised to get the project on track by revamping the DFC Corporation, in charge of executing the project. Nothing has moved in that direction. In fact, even the position of the managing director (MD) has been vacant after V.K. Kaul was removed five months ago.

Similarly, the Rail India Technical and Economic Services has been functioning without an MD for three months. "Banerjee is just not interested in these day-to-day tasks of running the ministry. Apart from her apathy, crucial decisions get delayed because she rarely comes to Rail Bhavan, functioning out of Kolkata," says another official. "All the files have to be sent there. Since those are important, most of the times, senior ministry officials, including Chairman Railway Board, have to personally take the files to Kolkata. As far as Rail Bhavan is concerned, she is the non-resident Railways minister."

Banerjee flags off the Singur-Howrah Express

In the run-up to the last budget, Mukherjee had raised objections to several projects which Banerjee had proposed since she had not got the mandatory clearance from the Planning Commission. Subsequently, the prime minister had written a note to Banerjee, making certain suggestions about running the Railways (see box: Prime Concerns). Obviously, Banerjee is in no mood to implement them.

An Indian Railways spokesperson defends the organisation's financial mess as something beyond the control of the ministry. Citing figures, he says the Railways had to dish out Rs 55,000 crore over the past three years as arrears and pension under the Sixth Pay Commission. Indian Railways lost Rs 2,500 crore for non-loading of iron ore from Orissa and Karnataka, and another Rs 1,500 crore on account of Maoist and Gurjar protests. The multiple hikes in diesel prices also cost the Railways Rs 1,000 crore. The organisation had to shell out Rs 1,500 crore under the modified assured career growth scheme. "It is a question of increased working expenses. The Railways will be able to overcome the impact in a year or two," he said. Reality defies such optimism.


  • ABSENCE OF A LONG-TERM VISION: Railways planning is not guided by a clear vision of where it should be 10 to 20 years from now. It should fix specific targets.
  • CAPACITY AUGMENTATION: GDP growth of 9 per cent requires total transport to grow at 10 per cent per year but the Railways is growing at only 7 per cent, leading to a steady loss of freight to roads. Its share is abnormally low at 30 per cent.
  • TECHNOLOGY MODERNISATION: Globally, passenger trains reach 240 kmph, but the average speed of our Shatabdi is 80 kmph.
  • RATIONALISATION OF TARIFF STRUCTURE: The next budget must include a minimum increase of 10 to 15 per cent in Class II passenger fare with no increase in freight. The unbalanced fare structure, with high freight rates and low passenger fares, has several adverse consequences. Indian Railways has consistently resisted the Planning Commission's proposal to set up a statutory regulator to fix fares.
  • LAND ACQUISITION: A disturbing development is the Railways being told to avoid land acquisition and instead "negotiate" with farmers. Unless this is quickly resolved, we can expect long delays.
  • PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP: A decision on the role of Public-Private Partnership is urgently needed. The Railways has been reluctant to adopt the PPP model.
  • DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR: Immediate review of the status of Dedicated Freight Corridor with clear timelines and fixing responsibility.





After United Trade Union actions by Central Trade Unions and particularly 7th September strike the decision of Central Trade Unions to March to Parliament on 23rd February will further strengthen Trade Union Movement and will be a mile stone in trade union unity. The March to Parliament will create history when trade unions from different colours sheds and ideologies will march together to highlight the common demands of

(i) Curb on price rise

(ii) increase in employement

(iii) Effective implementation of labour laws for workers of unorganized sector

(iv) Stop disinvestment of public sector.

            More than five lakhs workers from throughout the country is likely to reach Delhi to join the protest march on above demands.
            The workers particularly from unorganized sector are most suffering lots because neither Central Government nor State Government are caring for them. They are not being paid minimum wages, no dearness relief, no working hours, no service security, no ESI, no P.F. The labour laws are likely fairly tales for them. The worst effected people in the country due to price rise are working class and particularly who are daily wage earners. The unity forged by Central Trade Unions for these common problems is really commendable.
              In the mean time 23rd October in Mumbai merger of HMKP into HMS is also a step which has created a sense of amalgamation in to working class. HMS has taken the lead and we hoe the others should follow the suite.

Shiva Gopal Mishra

Morcha on Parliament on 23 feb 2011

Morcha of All Labour Unions of India including NRMU & AIRF on Parliament on 23 Feb 2011

23 feb Morcha

BSNL Employees union (BSNLEU) once again elected by defeating all 14 unions with marginal votes in 5th election

BSNL Employees union (BSNLEU) once again elected by defeating all 14 unions with marginal votes in 5th election. from last 5 terms BSNLEU winning due to faith shows by BSNL Employees for his work in f/o of labour.

Himalayan Victory

BSNLEU has won the elections in BSNL for the record 4th time in a row. In the polling held on 1st February, 2011, BSNLEU has got 106971 votes. It has won the elections by a whopping margin of 26671 votes. BSNLEU has achieved this feat even though 18,000 workers have retired since the last verification. Despite forming a mega alliance consisting of nine unions, NFTE has once again bitten the dust. The workers have also taught a lesson to those ‘turncoats’ who enjoyed the fruits of the recognition till the last minute and thereafter started backbiting BSNLEU.






DA wef Jan2011 AICPI for industrial workers of Dec2010 declared

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100

CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter - DECEMBER 2010







1.    All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  December, 2010 increased by 3 points and stood at 185 (one hundred and eighty five).

2.    During December, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 9 points in Quilon centre, 8 points in Guntur centre, 7 points each in Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Belgaum centres, 6 points in 4 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Kodarma and Tripura centres, 1 point each in Durgapur, Ranchi Hatia and Ludhiana centres, while in the remaining 9 centres the index remained stationary.

3.    The maximum increase of 9 points in Quilon centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, etc. The increase of 8 points in Guntur centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Tamarind, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 7 points each in Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Belgaum centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Goat Meat, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable items, Sugar, Petrol, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points each in Kodarma and Tripura centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Vegetable items, etc. and the decrease of 1 point each in  Durgapur, Ranchi Hatia and Ludhiana centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Vegetable items, etc.

4.    The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad



4. Delhi


2. Bangalore



5. Kolkata


3. Chennai



6. Mumbai



5.    The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of December, 2010 is 9.47% as compared to 8.33% in November, 2010. Inflation based on Food Index is 7.98% in December, 2010 as compared to 5.35% in November, 2010.

6.    The CPI-IW for January, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 28th February, 2011.

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
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

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.