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clip_image002The word Lokpal means an ombudsman in India. The word has been derived from the Sanskrit words "loka" (people) and "pala" (protector/caretaker). So the word Lokpal means 'protector of people'. The concept of Lokpal has been drawn up to root out corruption at all levels in the prevailing Indian polity.

The Lokpal will be a three-member body with a chairperson who is or was a chief justice or Supreme Court judge, and two members who are or have been high courts judges or chief justices.Implementation of the Lokpal bill will hopefully reduce corruption in India. The basic idea of the Lok Pal is borrowed from the office of ombudsman, which has played an effective role in checking corruption and wrong-doing in Scandinavian and other nations. In early 1960s, mounting corruption in public administration set the winds blowing in favour of an Ombudsman in India too.

The Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) set up in 1966 recommended the constitution of a two-tier machinery - of a Lokpal at the Centre, and Lokayukta(s) in the states.the Lokpal has to complete the inquiry within six months.

Duties of Lokpal are as follows:

1. To judge the cases and make jurisdictions against corruption cases with the Lokpal.
2. To judge whether a case is legal or whether a fake complaint has been made.
3. To potentially impose fines on a fake complaint, or even a short span of jail time, if the case is not proved to be legally true.

In India, the Jan Lokpal Bill (also referred to as the citizens' ombudsman bill) is a proposed anti-corruption law designed to effectively deter corruption, redress grievances and protect whistleblowers. The law would create an ombudsman called the Lokpal; this would be an independent body similar to the Election Commission of India with the power to prosecute politicians and bureaucrats without prior government permission.

A compromise bill, merging the Government's version and that of the civil group's version (Jan Lokpal), is being drafted by a committee of five Cabinet Ministers and five social activists. As of July 2011, the most current version of the bill is version 2.3, according to the government website. For 42 years, the government-drafted bill has failed to pass the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.The first Lokpal Bill was passed in the 4th Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Parliament, in 1969 but stalled in the Rajya Sabha. Subsequent Lokpal bills were introduced in 1971, 1977, 1985, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2005 and 2008 but all failed to pass.

Latest Developments

Anna Hazare, a Gandhian rights activist, had started a fast unto death at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi demanding the passing of the bill. Hazare called off his hunger strike on the 9th of April, 2011 bringing to an end his 98-hour protest after the government issued a gazette notification constituting a 10-member Joint Committee of government ministers and civil society activists, including him, to draft a bill for the creation of an effective Lokpal.

Drafting Committee

The drafting committee was officially formed on 8 April 2011. It consists of ten members, including five from the government and five drawn from society.


The Government of India accepted that the committee be co-chaired by a politician and an activist, non-politician. It is reported that Pranab Mukherjee, from the political arena, and Shanti Bhushan, from civil society, will fill those roles.

Government representation (Five Cabinet ministers )They are:
» Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister, Co-Chairman;
» P. Chidambaram, Minister of Home Affairs;
» Veerappa Moily, Minister of Law and Justice;
» Kapil Sibal, Minister for Communications and Information Technology; and
» Salman Khursid, Minister of Water Resources.

Civil society representation (Five leading social activists). They are:
» Shanti Bhushan, Former Minister of Law and Justice, Co-Chairman;
» Anna Hazare, Social Activist;
» Prashant Bhushan, Lawyer;
» N. Santosh Hegde, Lokayukta (Karnataka); and
» Arvind Kejriwal.

Thousands of people from all over India, especially the youth, supported Anna Hazare's cause by candle light marches and online campaigns through social media.Recently Yoga guru, Swami Ramdev, was on a fast for this cause for 9 consecutive days from 4 June - 12 June 2011. He wanted the Government of India to accept various demands which mainly included those related to the Lokpall bill.Anna Hazare on the 8th of June, 2011, declared that he will restart his fast unto death on the 16th of August if the Lokpal bill is not passed by the Parliament of India by 15 August, which is the Inependence Day of India.On the 16th of June, the civil society reported that only 15 points of total 71 that they recommended have been agreed to by the Joint Committee consisting of five central ministers. Following differences with the Civil Society, the team of five central ministers decided to forward two drafts of the Lokpal Bill to the Cabinet, one from each side.

The Jan Lokpal Bill (Citizen's ombudsman Bill) is a draft anti-corruption bill drawn up by prominent civil society activists seeking the appointment of a Jan Lokpal, an independent body that would investigate corruption cases, complete the investigation within a year and envisages trial in the case getting over in the next one year. Drafted by Justice Santosh Hegde (former Supreme Court Judge and present Lokayukta of Karnataka), Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Lawyer) and Arvind Kejriwal (RTI activist), the draft Bill envisages a system where a corrupt person found guilty would go to jail within two years of the complaint being made and his ill-gotten wealth being confiscated. It also seeks power to the Jan Lokpal to prosecute politicians and bureaucrats without government permission.

Salient features of Jan Lokpal Bill:

1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up.

2. Like Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.

3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations in any case will have to be completed in one year. Trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.

4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.

5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.

6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police is not registering your case or any other work is not being done in prescribed time.

Lokpal will have to get it done in a month's time. You could also report any case of corruption to Lokpal like ration being siphoned off, poor quality roads been constructed or panchayat funds being siphoned off. Lokpal will have to complete its investigations in a year, trial will be over in next one year and the guilty will go to jail within two years.

7. But won't the government appoint corrupt and weak people as Lokpal members? That won't be possible because its members will be selected by judges, citizens and constitutional authorities and not by politicians, through a completely transparent and participatory process.

8. What if some officer in Lokpal becomes corrupt? The entire functioning of Lokpal/ Lokayukta will be completely transparent. Any complaint against any officer of Lokpal shall be investigated and the officer dismissed within two months.

9. What will happen to existing anti-corruption agencies? CVC, departmental vigilance and anti- corruption branch of CBI will be merged into Lokpal. Lokpal will have complete powers and machinery to independently investigate and prosecute any officer, judge or politician.

10. It will be the duty of the Lokpal to provide protection to those who are being victimized for raising their voice against corruption.

Some people have opined that the Jan Lokpal Bill is 'Naïve' in its approach to combating corruption. The Lokpal concept was criticized by the Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal because of concerns that it will lack accountability, oppresively, and undemocratically.The claim that the Lokpal will be an extra-constitutional body has been derided by Hazare’s closest lieutenant, Arvind Kejriwal. He states the Jan Lokpal Bill drafted by civil society will only investigate corruption offences and submit a charge sheet which would then tried and prosecuted, through trial courts and higher courts. Kejriwal further states that the proposed bill also lists clear provisions in which the Supreme Court can abolish the Lokpal.Although Kejriwal has stated that all prosecutions will be carried out through trial courts, the exact judicial powers of LokPal is rather
unclear in comparison with its investigative powers.

The bill requires "...members of Lokpal and the officers in investigation wing of Lokpal shall be deemed to be police officers". Although some supporters have denied any judicial powers of Lokpal,the government and some critics have recognized Lokpal to have quasi-judicial powers.The bill states that "Lokpal shall have, and exercise the same jurisdiction powers and authority in respect of contempt of itself as a High court has and may exercise, and, for this purpose, the provisions of the Contempt of ourts Act, 1971 (Central Act 70 of 1971) shall have the effect subject to the modification that the ref rences therein to the High Court shall be construed as including a reference to the Lokpal." Review of proceedings and decisions by Lokpal is prevented in the bill, stating " proceedings or decision of the Lokpal shall be liable to be challenged, reviewed, quashed or called in question in any court of ordinary Civil Jurisdiction." Without judicial review, there is concern that Lokpal could become a extra-constitutional body with investigative and judicial powers whose decisions cannot be reviewed in regular courts.

Whether or not to include the Prime Minister and higher judiciary under the Lokpal remains as one of the major issues of dispute. Although Hazare proposed Justice Verma, the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, as the Chairman of the Lokpal Bill panel,Justice Verma later expressed his constitutional objections for including the Prime Minister and higher judiciary under Lokpal, stating "this would foul with the basic structure of the constitution".

Difference Between Draft Lokpal Bill 2010 and Jan Lokpal Bill

Draft Lokpal Bill (2010)

Jan Lokpal Bill
(Citizen's Ombudsman Bill)

» Lokpal will have no power to initiate suo motu action or receive complaints of corruption from the general public. It can only probe.

» Complaints forwarded by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha or the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

» Lokpal will only be an Advisory Body with a role limited to forwarding reports to a "Competent Authority".

» Lokpal will have no police powers and no ability to register an First Information Report or proceed with criminal investigations.

» The CBI and Lokpal will be unconnected.

» Punishment for corruption will be a minimum of 6 months and a maximum of up to 7 years.

» Lokpal will have powers to initiate suo moto action or receive complaints of corruption from the general public.

» Lokpal will have the power to initiate prosecution of anyone found guilty.

» Lokpal will have police powers as well as the ability to register FIRs.

» Lokpal and the anti corruption wing of the CBI will be one independent body.

» Punishments will be a minimum of 5 years and a maximum of up to life imprisonment.

India is a country where honesty and integrity in public and private life have been glorified andupheld in great epics such as the Vedas, Upanishads and in the books and practices of everyreligion practiced here.Yet, India today is one of the most corrupt countries in the world.Bringing public servants under a scanner which makes them strictly accountable is the start of amovement against corruption in India. And one significant step in attacking the spectre ofcorruption in India will be the implementation of the lok pal bill.

In the regular dispensation of government there are implicit and explicit ways that citizens canvoice their grievances and demand change. But these are often difficult. Within administrative departments, for example, any decision of one official can be appealed to a higher official, all the way up to the head of a department. However, this mechanism has inherent flaws. But it can be said that Lokpal is the need of the hour and it will have to be implemented first ,then only we can decide whether it is fruitful or not.



Change in wage period of Running staff to a Calendar month

NRMU/LTRS/C-9 Date: 22-07-2011


Sub: Proposed Change in Wage period

In reference to above subject NRMU would like to give some suggestions
1) Yes NRMU is agree for changing of Wage period of Running staff & Engineering staff to Calendar month.
2) Existing paysheet closing date is 20th & Mileage period is from 21 to 20th. Submission of pay sheet is 26th of the month.
We suggest no change, because now a mileage sheet is being prepared on CRIS CMS. Hence mileage clerks has left a little role to check it & to multiply by respective rate only.
As such there is ample of time for preparation & submission of pay sheet.
So the existing mileage, pay sheet closing period to be continued, If any curtailment will be welcomed.
3) Moreover there are separate clerks for Running & non-running staff, hence no question of clashing also.
4) But it is to be ensured that due to cut in period, short payment may not create complications to the staff to pay ECC or House loan EMIs.
5) Moreover it is to ensured that while closing FY 2011-12 to be closed in February 2012 as per existing practice as it was started from March 2011. And new FY 2012-13 to be started from April 2012 by skipping March.
6) Changes may be done at any time with due notice to the union.
Thanking you.

Secretary LTRS


Penalty on late filing of IT return

AY 2011- 12
Now A days all tax consultant ,business man,specially
persons who have Earned salary income ,are in rush so that
they can file their income tax return by due date i.e 31 st
July 2011 .we are also one of them.Due date of filing of
income tax return for Assessment Year 2011- 12 (financial
year 2010- 11 )
1. In case of person who are not liable to get their accounts
audited is 31. 07 .2011
2. In case of person who' s accounts are liable to be audited
under any law is 30 .09 .2011 and partner of such firms and
all companies.
In first case( 31 .07 .2011 ) person who has earned income
from salary ,pension, interest income ,capital gain , house
property and person owning small business and not liable to
get their accounts audited are covered.
So nutshell every body is trying to meet the deadline ie
31. 07 .2011 ,I and you are also doing efforts in this
direction ,but do you know
what is the penalty if some one has not filed his return
by due date. .. ... .. ... .. ... .i .e 31 st July 2011 .
any guesses. .. ... .. ..
no guess ,I will tell you , In fact there is no penalty as
such for this fault ,absolutely no penalty ,do you
believe ,I have said that there is no penalty on late filing of
return as such. But this is the fact .Specific penalty for late
filing of return is prescribed u /s 271F which is briefed here
"if a person failure to furnish return of income as required
by section 139 before the end of relevant assessment
year ,the assessing officer may impose a penalty of Rs
5000/ -"
so this section says end of relevant assessment year ,as
for previous year 2010- 11 , assessment year is 2011- 12 and
its end on 31. 03. 2012 ,means there is no liability for late
filing of income tax return up to 31. 03. 2012 and after that
assessing officer can impose a penalty of 5000, and that is
also his (AO) power which he may or may not exercise after
giving due hearing to the assessee.
Now you would like to know why people are so much
worried about the due date ,the reason is that as due date
has been linked with various other section of the income tax
act ,so it is significant in that manner .
so I have listed few impacts of late filing of the Income tax
return and issues related to due date of income tax .
Impact of late filing of Income tax return &
issue related to due date ( The List is
not exhaustive )
1. Interest u/ s 234 A :If there is tax due after deducting
advance tax ,TDS and self assessment tax than interest will
be applicable @1 % per month and part thereof up to the
date of filing of the return besides interest applicable u /s
234B or 234C .Means this interest is applicable only if there
is any tax payable in your return .( calculator online is
available here )
2. Loss of Interest on refund: You may loose interest on
refund u /s 244 A as delay in filing is attributable to assessee
for the period by which you have filed late return .
3. Audit Report :Person who are liable to get their accounts
audited should get the audit report on or before the due
date of filing return i.e 30. 09. 2011. Audit repot is only to be
prepared and not to be filed any where. In simple word or
boldly we can say that if audit report has been signed before
30. 09 .2011 that is enough, you can file return late and
report particulars will be filled when ever you filed your
income tax return .This is as income tax circular no 5 /2007
point no 6 (read full circular)
4. Revised return :Late /belated return can not be
revised .
5. Some of deduction under subsection 80 are not
available for late return.
6. Due date of income tax return is related to TDS deposite and
disallowance u /s 40 a( ia).
7. Due date of Income Tax return is related to tax saving u /s
54, 54 B,54 F and some other issues in capital gain saving
account deposit scheme.
8. Not able to carry forward the losses under various
heads :you are not able to carry forward following type of
losses if file return after due date
Speculation loss
business loss excluding loss due to unabsorbed depreciation
and capital exp on scientific research
short term capital loss
long term capital loss
loss due to owning and maint. of horse races
However there is no impact on following type of losses
even if return is furnished after the due date
loss from house property
business loss on account of unabsorbed depreciation and
capital expenditure on scientific research.
(though delay can be condoned as per circular 8/ 2001 DT
16. 5 .2001 on fulfilling of certain condition)
so if you are falls under the ambit of the above points then
you should furnish your return up to 31 .07 .2011 or
30. 09 .2011 as the case may be without any penalty.
Person who can afford to file late return
If you have
already deposited due tax or due taxes has been deducted
by your employer and nothing is due or
you are not claiming a Major amount as refund or
you have no losses to be carried forward
then you can fill return up to the end of the assessment year
ie 31 .03 .2012 without any penalty.
Person who should file return on time.
If you have
balance tax to be deposited or short fall of tax or
huge amount of refund due to you or
you have losses to be carried forwarded as explained above
then rush to the department asap so that return can be filled
on time.
NOTE:Friends the all things as explained above is to not
encourage people to file voluntarily late return but only
to inform taxpayers their liability so that they can take
informed decision.


NRMU PNM items: PA div problems, SrDME PA agreed

SrDME PA also considered NRMU's PNM items
1) GIT Lobby will be shifted nearer to GIT Rng Room
2) Vehicle will be provided for Running staff for travel ex GIT - PA - GIT
3) Shunter will be provided at PA station, initially for some trains & step by step for all MExp/ Pass trains shunting
4) PA Rng Room condition of meals & cleanliness will be improved
5) Problems of PA DSL Lobby will be solved

Running staff unity Zindabad
NRMU Zindabad

Sirf Imandari
Nahi Gaddari. . .
Only Kamgiri
Nahi Chamchegiri. . .

NRMU 4 you.

NRMU PNM items: PA div problems, SrDME PA agreed

SrDME PA also considered NRMU's PNM items
1) GIT Lobby will be shifted nearer to GIT Rng Room
2) Vehicle will be provided for Running staff for travel ex GIT - PA - GIT
3) Shunter will be provided at PA station, initially for some trains & step by step for all MExp/ Pass trains shunting
4) PA Rng Room condition of meals & cleanliness will be improved
5) Problems of PA DSL Lobby will be solved

Running staff unity Zindabad
NRMU Zindabad

Sirf Imandari
Nahi Gaddari. . .
Only Kamgiri
Nahi Chamchegiri. . .

NRMU 4 you.


Sr Goods Guard Grade pay Rs 4200/- promotion

NRMU Congratulates for promotion as a Sr Goods Guard Grade Pay Rs 4200/- those promoted as is where is basis at there respective depot, vide office order No. 10/2011 dated 13/07/2011
1) Shaikh Jaffer Gulam / DD
(proforma wef 31-5-2010) option may me given wef 1-7-2010
2) Ajaykumar/ PB
3) Rajiv Ranjan / SUR
4) D K Mandal / DD
5) Nilesh kumar Soni / DD
6) Manoj Naganna / DD
7) B S Jamdade (SC) / DD
8) Mahadev Pandurang (ST) / DD


Sr Goods Guard Grade pay Rs 4200/- promotion

NRMU Congratulates for promotion as a Sr Goods Guard Grade Pay Rs 4200/- those promoted as is where is basis at there respective depot, vide office order No. 10/2011 dated 13/07/2011
1) Shaikh Jaffer Gulam / DD
(proforma wef 31-5-2010) option may me given wef 1-7-2010
2) Ajaykumar/ PB
3) Rajiv Ranjan / SUR
4) D K Mandal / DD
5) Nilesh kumar Soni / DD
6) Manoj Naganna / DD
7) B S Jamdade (SC) / DD
8) Mahadev Pandurang (ST) / DD




With just two weeks left to file the income tax returns, many taxpayers are busy making their final calculations, visiting their tax consultant and filling up the returns form. Before filing the tax forms, you need to deposit the balance tax due and interest, if any. This amount is based on your tax liability for the year, after taking into account advance tax paid and tax deducted at source.

Of late, the scope of tax deduction at source has been increased and includes salary, rent, interest, professional services etc. So, while preparing the tax returns and calculating the tax liability, you should take into account the tax amount already deducted on your behalf. Now, an easy way to do this is to refer to the 26AS statement. This statement is accessible on the NSDL site and is also available online on the websites of many banks.

According to a recent advice issued by the Income Tax Department, taxpayers should review their 26AS statements to check whether all the TDS deducted is appearing against their accounts or not. This would facilitate faster processing of refunds, if any.

Tax credit statement

The Income Tax Department facilitates a PAN holder to view its tax credit statement (Form 26AS) online. Form 26AS contains details of tax deducted on behalf of a taxpayer by deductors, details of tax collected on behalf of a taxpayer by collectors, and advance tax, self-assessment tax, regular assessment tax etc deposited by a taxpayers.

It also has details of refunds received during a financial year and details of high-value transactions involving shares, mutual funds etc.

A Form 26AS is generated wherever a valid PAN is furnished in a TDS statement.

Accessing Form 26AS

The tax credit statement (Form 26AS) can be accessed in these ways:

IT website

You can view your tax credit an, and those who are registered on this site can view the Form 26AS by clicking on 'View Tax Credit Statement (From 26AS)' in 'My Account'. The facility is available free of cost.

Bank website

You can view it on a bank's website through the Internet banking facility. The facility is available to a PAN holder with an Internet banking account with any authorised bank. Form 26AS will be available only if the PAN is mapped to that particular account. The facility is available for free of cost.

TIN website

This facility is available to a PAN holder whose PAN is registered with the Tax Information Network to view of Form 26AS. The PAN holder has to fill up an online registration form for the purpose. Then, verification of the PAN holder's identity is done by the TIN facilitation centre personnel either at the PAN holder's address or at the TIN facilitation centre that has been chosen by the PAN holder. The verification involves a cost at the prescribed rate. Once authorised, the PAN holder can view his tax credit statement online here.

Credit confirms tax deducted

The credits in the tax statement confirm that:

The tax deducted by the deductor or collector has been deposited with the government The deductor or collector has filed the TDS/TCS statement accurately giving details of the tax deducted or collected on your behalf The bank has furnished the details of tax deposited by you accurately

TIN system

Every entity that has deducted or collected tax at source is required to deposit the tax with the government through a bank. A bank will upload this payment-related information in the TIN central system. The deductors are also required to file a quarterly statement with the TIN giving details of their TDS/TCS.

The TIN central system will match the tax payment related information in the statement with the tax receipt information from the bank. If they match, the TIN will create a comprehensive ledger for each PAN holder giving details of the tax deducted or collected on the basis of every deductor who has filed a statement.

In future, you will be able to use this consolidated tax statement (Form 26AS) as a proof of tax deducted or collected on your behalf, and the tax directly paid by you along with your income tax returns, after the need for submission of TDS/TCS certificates and tax payment challans along with income tax returns has been dispensed with by the Income Tax Department.

Placement and Fixation of Pay of Group - D staff - Substitutes - reg.


No.P(PC) 524/VI-PC/Vol.V

Headquarters Office,
Personnel Branch,
Chennai - 600 003.
Dated : 07.07.2011

AII PB Officers
Hqrs/Divisions/Extra – Divisions PBC No.83/2011

Sub : Placement and Fixation of Pay of Group - D staff - Substitutes - reg.

Ref : This office letter of even No. dated 24.06.2010.

In the light of Board's letter No.E(NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt. dated 09.12.2010, the letter under reference was reviewed and the following instructions are issued:

(1) Group-D employees possessing the Educational Qualification of X Standard or ITI or equivalent are to be placed in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 with GP Rs.1800, hence;

(2) The Substitutes who are possessing the Educational Qualification of X Standard or ITI or equivalent are to be placed in PB-1 Rs.52..-20200 with GP Rs.100 on attaining temporary status w.e.f the date of issue of above Board's letter dated 09.12.2010.

(3) Act Apprentices on completion of 120 days of regular service are to be given temporary status and they will also be placed in PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 with GP Rs.18oo from the date of issue of Board's letter dated 09.12.2010 on attaining temporary status.

This issues with the approval of CPO.

Asst. Personnel Officer/C&R
for Chief Personnel Officer

History of Dearness Allowance

History of Dearness Allowance
Dearness Allowance
Dearness Allowance is compensatory part of wages. In India, DA is being paid since the Second World War. During the War, DA became payable at various rates. It became payable as a result of different costs of living in different cities not known to each other.
Originally, it was the textile industry in Bombay which introduced DA scheme firstly under the bipartite settlement and subsequently they took the shape of arbitration, adjudication and finally, after knocking at the doors of industrial courts, got into awards, which is how in India DA scheme started.
In other parts of the world too DA was paid depending upon the rise in the cost of consumer goods prices. Within 5-10 years, the system of DA became a common system throughout the world but the basic principles remained the same.
In most parts of the world, though not everywhere, common platform DA became payable though not on the same rates.
Ultimately, the question of DA became a subject-matter of the Supreme Court. The court initially laid down general principles for fixation of DA grant and the link with cost of living index.
Slowly and gradually, Supreme Court gave effect to DA in terms of rise in the cost of living, higher prices and higher cost of living. This gave rise in the whole country for Consumer Price Index which is linked with rise in index in different cities in the country.
Bombay was found to be the most expensive city in the country and sometimes even in the world. It moves from time to time and so the atmosphere with it. At different times, each sphere had different price level which is recorded regularly on price index. Each price index is differently numbered and differently marked in each state.
In our country, this price index as Bombay Price Index, Delhi Price Index, Kolkata Price Index, Ahmedabad Price Index etc., and prices of each number in each city are differently made and known. This is preliminary of DA.
The issue of DA has gone much ahead and now it is paid according to the standard of each city in the country. With passing of time and cost of living going up, working class life became more and more miserable as a result of which every wage fixing authority had to view its point to the phenomenon and fortunately in our country the Government which is the biggest and model employer had to take cognizance of this fact and went on appointing pay commissions one after another after a lapse of five to 7 years and each pay commission gave thorough consideration to the problem of Dearness Allowance.
Each pay commission not only increased dearness allowance of the Central Government employees and gave higher and higher benefits under the improved schemes. On the chapter on Dearness Allowance (DA), the fourth pay commission for the Central Government employees said that the “Dearness allowance which is being paid at present is in the nature of a compensatory payment to employees for erosion in the real value of their salaries resulting from price rise.
The allowance has been in existence for about four decades and now covers almost all employees in the organised sector. Accordingly, it has emerged as an important area of pay administration having financial, economic and administrative implications.
Over the years, there have been many changes in the policy for payment of dearness allowance, particularly with regard to coverage of employees, percentage of neutralisation for different categories, periodicity of payment, etc.
The rates of dearness allowance provided a neutralisation of about 95 per cent on the lowest pay and the neutralisation percentage went on declining for higher pay levels so that m respect of the employees drawing pay between Rs.1600/- and 2250/- per month it worked out to about 30 per cent or less.
The Commission also recommended that on the price level rising above the 12-monthly average of 272 (1960=100), government should review the position and decide whether the dearness allowance scheme should be extended further or the pay scales should be revised.
Government decided on three occasions to treat part of dearness allowance as dearness pay for certain purposes more particularly to provide relief in the matter of death-cum-retirement benefits to retiring employees.
The state governments also compensate their employees for price rise in the form of dearness allowance, which is granted by them more or less on the same pattern as followed by the central government, since the pay scales of state government employees are linked to different index levels, the actual rates of dearness allowance paid by them are different from those payable to central government employees.
“We are also of the view that the compensation should provide full neutralisation of price rise to employees drawing basic pay upto Rs.3500/-, 75 per cent to those getting basic pay between Rs.3501/- and 6000/- and 65 per cent to those getting basic pay above Rs.6000/-subject to marginal adjustments. This compensation may continue to be shown as a distinct element of remuneration.
“We have recommended that compensation for price rise should be sanctioned twice a year. This would ensure that there would be no uncertainty in the minds of government employees in regard to the periodicity of grant of compensation. We realise that there may be situations when government may not find it possible to sanction the compensation for price rise according to the scheme recommended by us. We are of the view that in such situations, the restraint, if any, should apply to the entire organised sector including central government employees.”
Fifth Pay Commission also said Dearness Allowance (DA) is a compensatory payment to the employees for the erosion in the real value of their salaries, resulting from price increase. While the First and Second CPC’s suggested payment of DA at flat rates for employees in different pay scales for different levels of Consumer Price Index (CPI): the 3rd and 4th CPC’s while linking DA to both the CPI and pay- scales, recommended DA as a percentage of the basic pay. While DA was made payable automatically by the first CPC once a specific level of Consumer Price Index was attained, the 2nd CPC did not favour automatic sliding scale adjustments and recommended that the Government should review the position and consider the case for an increase in DA, each time the index increased by 10 points.
This they felt was necessary as allowing an automatic increase, each time prices rise, without going into the reasons for price rise, would tend to fuel inflation because of a wage-price spiral. Price increase, fuelled by a fall in production levels or due to hike in indirect taxes should not merit compensation.
The absence of a precise scheme of DA revision, however, resulted in a situation where two high-powered bodies had to be appointed in the intervening period between the 2nd and the 3rd CPC for the payment of DA because of the continuing upward trend of prices.
As a result, the 3rd CPC partially reversed the recommendations of the 2nd CPC by making DA payment automatic each time the CPI rose by 8 points over the index of 200, up to the level of 272. DA until the 2nd CPC had been imagined to be a temporary expedient and was intended to deal with the phenomenon of a temporary rise in prices. It was precisely for these reasons that the pay structure then had to have three separate components: basic pay, dearness pay and dearness allowance. While basic and dearness pay represented the irreversible components, DA represented the component which could be reversed in the case of a price fall.
“We have received several demands on Dearness Allowance. These range from uniform neutralization at all levels, to an alternative Consumer Price Index and the use of a monthly. 3-monthly or 6-monthlv average instead of a 12- monthly average of CPI.
The merger of DA with basic pay when it comes to be 25% of the basic, pay and the exemption of DA from tax are some other demands.
“It has been strongly urged that a uniform neutralisation of DA at 100% should be given to employees at all levels. We see merit in this demand.
The erosion in the real value of salary at the highest level, has been the most severe, beginning from 1949 followed by other Group A officers down the line. In contrast, a comparison of the index of real earnings for the peon between 1949 and 1996 shows that the peon was more than fully neutralized for inflation and was in real terms paid 53% more than his salary in 1949. The Secretary on the other hand was not even paid full neutralization for inflation and consequently his real salary has eroded to the extent of 72% as compared to the position in 1949.
“Accordingly we, recommend that inflation neutralization be made uniform @ 100% at all levels.”
So far as the newspaper industry is concerned, it normally followed the patterns of Central Pay commissions from time to time. Scheme of DA in the newspaper industry is as per recommendations of the wage boards. During the last four wage boards, dearness allowance in newspaper industry was paid as follows.
Dearness allowance through successive Central Pay Commissions
The Sixth Central Pay Commission (CPC) has devoted fourth chapter of the report to the subject of Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to government servants. The sanction of Dearness Allowance is at present based on calculated six monthly increase in the All India Consumer Price Index (Industrial Workers) (AICPI-IW) with base year 1982=100.
At the time when the scales granted by Fifth CPC came into existence (1st Jan.1996) this index stood at 306.03. Fifth CPC started with calculation of DA @ 0%, from 1st Jan.1996 .
In the month of April 2004 the rate at which DA was admissible had crossed the figure of 50% and therefore based on recommendations of the Fifth CPC 50% DA was merged in the basic pay .
This addition to basic pay was known as Dearness Pay.
Thereafter every increase in DA was calculated on (Basic Pay + Dearness Pay). It has been observed that since after the merger of dearness pay with basic pay the base for calculation of increase in AICPI was not changed the neutralization in cost of living was presently being done at a rate higher than 100%.
The Pay Commission has pointed out that the present method of calculation for increase in cost of living takes into account the price rise in a group of identified commodities. It has compared the relative merits of “chain based” and “fixed base” methods of calculation of estimated growth in cost of living.
The AICPI as stated above is based on the increase in cost of a basket of identified commodities. In the fixed base method the calculations are based on the assumption that consumer would adjust his consumption needs in relation to increase or decrease in prices of the constituent commodities.
The chain based method takes into account the possibilities of change in consumption pattern due to availability of wider range of consumption goods and the improvement in the quality thereof due to economic growth. The latter methodology has been considered to be more relevant in today’s economic scenario. However the basic data for the pattern of consumption in respect of several essential commodities would have to be compiled through a detailed all India survey if this methodology is to be adopted .
The previous Pay Commissions had different views on this matter. The Fourth CPC favoured evolution of a separate index for calculation of cost of living for the government servants. The Fifth CPC however felt that such index would also suffer from imbalances since consumption patterns of various categories of employees would be different.
The Sixth CPC has suggested a sample survey through National Statistical Commission for evolving an index based on consumption pattern of government employees.
Till this exercise is completed the present methodology of calculating the increase in cost of living and calculation of DA would continue.
Views of earlier Pay Commissions
Successive Pay Commissions have made changes to the DA formula, suggesting their own methodology for determining the quantum and frequency.
Fifth CPC recommendations
The Fifth Central Pay Commission recommended uniform neutralization of DA at 100% to employees at all levels; conversion of DA into Dearness Pay each time the CPI increases by 50% over the base index with Dearness Pay counting for all purposes including retirement benefits; and Dearness Allowance including Dearness Pay being paid net of tax. The Commission did not favour the option of employing separate indices for each category of employee because of the sheer impracticality of the task and, therefore, recommended using the 12 monthly average of All India CPI (IW) with base 1982 for calculating DA.
The Government of India presently calculates the level of inflation for purposes of grant of dearness allowance to Central Government Employees on the basis of the All India Consumer Price index Number for Industrial Workers (1982=100) (AICPI). The twelve monthly average of the AICPI (1982 base) as on 1st January and 1st July of each year is used for calculating the Dearness Allowance (DA). Increase in DA is calculated with reference to the AICPI (IW) average (base 1982=100), as on 1st January 1996 of 306.33. The compensation for price rise is admissible twice a year i.e. on 1st January and 1st July of each year. Only the whole number component of the percentage increase in prices is adopted for estimation of DA. The Government merged 50% of the DA with basic pay w.e.f. 1.4.04 and the dearness allowance continued to be calculated with reference to the AICPI (IW) average as on 1st January 1996 of 306.33 without changing the base consequent to the merger.
Accordingly, DA at following rates was sanctioned by the Government from 1.7.04 till 1.7.07:-
As a consequence, salaries of Government employees are being neutralized more than hundred per cent.Demands made In the demands made before the Commission, it has been suggested that the existing DA formula continue with the following modifications:-
• Instead of revising the DA once in six months, it should be revised once in three months.
• The principle laid down by the 5th CPC for merger of 50% of DA with the Pay as DP should be modified to 25% to remove distortions in the pay structures.
• DA should be paid net of taxes on the same line as recommended by the 5th CPC to make the concept of 100% neutralization somewhat meaningful.
Determining the level of inflation methodology While considering the issue of the quantum of DA admissible, the Commission considered at length the procedure for estimation of inflation. Presently, inflation as determined by the AICPI (IW), is estimated using the Laspeyere’s Fixed base methodology. The inflation index 6using this methodology captures the cost of buying a basket of goods (fixed in the base year) at current prices relative to the cost of buying the same basket of goods at base year prices. Economic theory postulates that, generally, if the price of a commodity rises vis-à-vis other goods, the consumer adjusts his consumption basket to buy less of the goods the prices of which have increased relatively and more of those goods the prices of which have fallen relatively. This envisaged shift in consumption pattern should be considered for calculating inflation. A ‘chainbase index’ captures the inflation taking into account the changes in quantities purchased consequent upon changes in the relative prices. Moreover, it also considers new products in the consumers’ basket as well as quality of the existing products improving every year. Therefore, inflation captured using ‘Chain-base’ technique would generally tend to be lower than the ‘Laspeyre’s price index’. [Under certain circumstances, however, the chain-base index could be higher than the Laspeyer’s index, i.e. if there is an increase in the price of basic items, which are necessities, having low substitutability and which form a sizeable chunk of the consumption basket. The increase in prices of such goods would result in less than proportionate reduction in quantity, thereby translating into higher expenditure in value terms. Therefore, the weightage (calculated in terms of percentage value of total consumption expenditure) attributed to these items in the construction of the composite price index would increase. This would result in the chain base price index being higher than the price index estimated using the fixed base technique.
Analysis India is on the growth path. Growth leads to wider choice with enlarged availability of substitutes. Such availability of substitutes would impact the price-demand relationship. Given this backdrop, the feasibility of developing chain base index was explored by the Commission. It was observed from the Reports of the National Sample Survey Organization on Consumer Expenditure Survey, that while expenditure data in value terms was generated through the survey, its breakup in terms of quantity and price was available only for a few items under food, clothing, bedding, etc. Data on durables consumed poses a problem as consumption of individual items is very infrequent and reporting irregular. This issue gets compounded when aggregation is attempted at the All India level.
Recommendation on chain base index
The feasibility of developing a Chain based index is dependent on the availability of time series data on both prices and the corresponding quantities demanded of each item. While there is merit in developing a chain based index for capturing inflation, this would be feasible only if the Consumer Expenditure Survey generates time series data, on both quantity consumed as well as value of expenditure for fairly large list of items in the consumption basket providing the possibility of substitution over short time span.
The Government may explore this possibility. In the meantime, the Government should keep revising the base year in the existing fixed base index method as frequently as feasible.
Use of AICPI (IW) for estimation of DA
Presently, the estimation of DA for Central Government Employees is based on the movements in the AICPI (IW) (1982=100). The Fourth Central Pay Commission, while considering the issue of suitability of the AICPI, opined that the Government should examine whether a more suitable index could be prepared for Government employees taking into account their consumption pattern and other relevant factors. This recommendation was based on the view that the AICPI does not truly represent the consumption pattern of all central Government employees. On the other hand, the Fifth Central Pay Commission took the view that consumption patterns of Group A,B,C,D employees within Government are 7bound to be different due to different income levels and hence a suitable index based on consumption pattern for Government employees as recommended by the Fourth Central Pay Commission is likely to suffer from the same set of problems which the AICPI(IW) suffers.
The Fifth Central Pay Commission opined that even though the option of employing separate indices for each category of employees did exist, it was devoid of merit because of the sheer impracticality of the task as well as needless suspicion such an arrangement was likely to arouse between various groups. Therefore, they recommended that the AICPI (IW) should continue to be the index used for calculating DA for Government employees.
The Fifth Central Pay Commission, observed that for the purpose of estimation of AICPI (IW) by Labour Bureau, the coverage of ‘Industrial Workers’ extended to 70 selected centres in seven sectors namely Factories, Mines, Plantations, Railways, Public Motor Transport Undertakings , Electricity Generation and Distribution Establishments, and Ports and Docks.
A Working Class family was defined as one where one of the members worked as a manual worker in any of the seven sectors and which derived one half or more of its income through manual work defined on the basis of classification of occupations and jobs involving sufficient physical labour but at the same time not requiring much of educational background in the field of general, scientific, technical and other areas.
The Fifth Central Pay Commission also observed that in the Family Living Survey, which is the basis for estimation of the AICPI (IW), the design of the monthly family income classes is open ended, ranging from ‘less than Rs.750’ to ‘Rs.5000 and above’. The Working Class family Income and Expenditure Survey (1999-2000) for Delhi points to the fact that 53% of the families fall in the income class ‘less than Rs.5000 per month’, which is less than the minimum earning of a Government employee in Delhi. This implies that a composite price index generated from this survey may not adequately represent the price index for Government employees. This is because consumption pattern of the Government employees vis-à-vis the ‘Working Class Family’ sample selected in the Family Living Survey would be considerably different. Recommendation The Government of India has set up the National Statistical Commission to serve as a nodal and empowered body for all statistical activities of the country; to evolve, monitor and enforce statistical priorities and standards and to ensure statistical coordination among different agencies involved. The Commission is mandated to evolve standard statistical concepts, definitions, classification and methodologies in different areas of statistics and lay down national quality standards on those statistics. The Commission is of the view that the National Statistical Commission may be asked to explore the possibility of a specific survey covering Government employees exclusively, so as to construct a consumption basket representative of Government employees and formulate a separate index. Meanwhile, the Government may continue to use the AICPI (IW) for estimating the DA, subject to the modifications proposed in the subsequent paras.
Revision of Base of AICPI (IW) for calculation of DA
The Fifth CPC had adopted the AICPI (IW) using the 1982 series for estimation of DA. The Government has developed a new series with base 2001, with effect from January 2006. It ispossible to generate the back data series with base 2001, with the help of the stipulated linking factor of 4.63. The 2001 series has an extended coverage of 78 centers compared to the 70 centers in the 1982 series. The weightage emerging from the series with 2001 base, being recent, is more representative of the current consumption basket. The Commission, therefore, recommends that the AICPI (IW) with base 2001 may, henceforth, be used for the purpose of calculating DA till it gets revised. As mentioned earlier, the base year should be revised as frequently as feasible. The Commission also looked into the weightages assigned 8to various components of consumption and the manner in which the Labour Bureau conducts the survey. The examination has revealed a direct correlation in the movement of the price index for housing and the movement of the HRA rates of Government employees. If a representative sample is used for construction of the price index for housing, there should not be such a direct correlation keeping in view the fact that for industrial workers, the escalation in rental should not be so steep for various obvious reasons. Since housing has a large weightage in AICPI (IW), there is a possibility of substantial distortion in DA calculations.
The Commission recommends that the Government take expeditious steps to rectify these noticed distortions in the construction of the current AICPI (IW) series. The National Statistical Commission may also take these factors into consideration while evolving a separate index for Government employees.
Courtesy : CGStaffnews

Amendment to rule 18 of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966

RBE NO.105 /2011




No.E(D&A) 2011 GS 1-3

New Delhi, dated: 11.7.2011

The General Manager (P),

All Zonal Railways and

Production Units, etc.,

(As Per Standard List).

Sub: Amendment to rule 18 of Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby directs that rule 18 of the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, contained in Appendix-I of the Indian Railway Establishment Code-VoL-I fifth EdItion, 1985 (Third Reprint Edition, 2008) may be amended as in the Advance Correction SlIp No.118 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Harish chander)

Dy. Director Establishment (D&A)

Railway Board


Appendix-I – Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966

Advance Correction Slip No.118

In the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, in rule 18:-

1. For sub-rule (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:

“(3) Where a railway servant enters into a transaction in respect of movable property either In his own name or In the name of a member of his family, he shall, within one month from the date of such transaction, report the same to the Government, if the value of such property exceeds two months’ basic pay of the Railway servant:

Provided that the previous sanction of the Government shall be obtained by the Railway servant if any such transaction is with a person having official dealings with him.”

2. Below sub-rule (5), for clause (a) of Explanation I, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“(a) jewellery, insurance policies the annual premium of which exceeds two months’ basic pay of the railway servant, shares, securities and debentures;”

(Authrity — Railway Board’s letter No.E(D&A) 2011 GS1-3 dated 11.7.2011)


Safety Related Retirement Scheme Covering safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1900/-




RBE No.107/2011
New Delhi, dated 15.07.2011


The general Managers
All Indian Railways.

Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme Covering safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1900/-

Ref: Boards letter of even number dated 28-06-2011.

Further to Railway Board’s above referred letter and as stipulated in para 2 (vi) of Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2001/RT-2(KW) dated 02-01-2004, it is reiterated that the wards of the employees seeking retirement Under the Scheme would be considered for appointment only in the lowest recruitment Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- of the respective category from which the employ seeks retirement, depending upon his/her eligibility and Suitability. However, the wards of Drivers would continue to be considered for appointment in the initial recruitment Grade Pay of Rs.1900/- p.m. as ALP.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

3. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

(Gurpreet Singh)
Deputy Director Estt.(P&A)II,
Raiway Board

Source: AIRF


Running staff should not worry about IT department’s notice just show the form 16 to IT dept for TDS recoveries. It’s Railways responsibility to deposit the TDS


It’s July again, the time of the year when every taxpayer has to discharge his/her obligation of filing annual returns. For most salaried people, the process is essentially straight, whereby the details of salary income and the taxes deducted thereon every month is furnished to the Income Tax (I-T) Department in the prescribed form and, more often than not, there is no additional tax payable by the employee.

But, what if the taxes deducted at source (TDS) from an employee’s salary is not paid by the company into the government treasury? In such a case, can the department recover the tax amount (along with the applicable interest and penalties) from the employee?

There was a case in this regard, decided some time earlier by the high court at Mumbai in the case of taxpayer Yashpal Sahni versus assistant commissioner, I-T. Sahni was paid salary along with other benefits after a total TDS of Rs 666,000. Accordingly, in his return for the said year, the payer filed the return of income after claiming credit for the TDS as above. When the returns were processed by the I-T officer, the credit for TDS was denied and a total demand of about Rs 12,73,000 (including tax and interest under various provisions) was raised.

Sahni applied for rectifying the said demand, saying the TDS amount so deducted from his salary should be recovered from the company and, in any event, the credit for the TDS along with the interest could not be recovered from him. However, the department further imposed a penalty on Sahni, raising the total demand to about Rs 17,90,000. In response, Sahni appealed to the high court.

During the proceedings, the taxpayer’s representative argued that once the company had deducted TDS from the salary, this could not be recovered from the former. It was the duty of the deductor to provide the TDS certificate to the taxpayer, to enable him to claim credit for the TDS so deducted. The I-T Act has the necessary provisions to levy and recover interest from the company for the period the TDS was deducted but not deposited in the government account. It could also levy a penalty and the company was liable to punishment under the Act.


The court said it was the employer’s responsibility to employees to deduct the applicable tax at source on their income at the applicable rates. Further, such taxes had to be paid to the credit of the central government within the prescribed time limit. In case the company defaulted on depositing the TDS collected, it shall be liable to pay interest at the prescribed rate on the tax amount. Also, the Act had enough provision to both punish the defaulter and recover the TDS from the person who had deducted it.

The HC also noted Section 205 of the I-T Act said that where tax was deductible at source, the taxpayer shall not be called upon to pay the amount himself to the extent of deduction. The court deduced from the language of this section that once it was established that the tax had been deducted at source from the salary of the employee, the bar under Section 205 comes into operation.

It matters not whether the tax deducted at source was paid to the central government or not, because elaborate provisions are made under the Act for recovery of TDS from the person who did the deduction. In this case, Sahni had furnished monthly pay slips and bank statements to show that the employer had deducted taxes at source from his salary; the department hadn’t disputed this.

In the absence of the TDS certificate being issued to the taxpayer, said the court, it may not be possible to give credit for the TDS to him. Still, if he was made to pay the tax again, it would amount to double taxation, which was illegal. The fact that the employer had not issued the TDS certificate to the employee did not mean the liability ended. The liability to pay income tax, if deducted at source, was on the employer. And, even if the credit of the TDS amount was not available to the taxpayer for want of the TDS certificate, the fact that the tax had been deducted at source from his salary would be sufficient to ensure the department could not recover the amount with interest from him again. The department was asked to refund the demand amount paid by the former (at the time of filing the appeal to the court), along with the prescribed interest.

This case should be noted by taxpayers.

To summarise:

  • Preserve your monthly pay slips till at least the time you get Form 16 for the year;
  • If Form 16 isn’t received, you can file your returns on the basis of the pay slips;
  • The employee can get credit for the TDS if deducted, even if Form 16 is not available;
  • The employee need not worry about paying taxes again on the income just for want of Form 16.
  • Running staff should not worry about IT department’s notice just show the form 16 to IT for TDS recoveries. It’s Railways responsibility to deposit the TDS



UPSC SPECIAL CLASS RAILWAY APPRENTICES (SCRA) EXAMINATION, 2011 at 41 Centres throughout the country on 31.07.2011 (Sunday).


The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the SPECIAL CLASS RAILWAY APPRENTICES EXAMINATION, 2011 at 41 Centres throughout the country on 31.07.2011 (Sunday). Admission Certificates to the candidates have been dispatched. Letters of rejection citing the reason(s) for rejection have also been issued. If any applicant has not received any of the above communications, he/she may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone numbers 011-23381125, 011-23385271 and 011-23098543 on working days between 10.00 A.M. and 5.00 P.M. The Candidates may also get “Venue information” through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) of the Commission by dialing 011-23074458.

The Candidates may also send FAX Messages on Fax number 011-23387310.
2. Information regarding “Venues of Examination” is also available on Union Public Service Commission’s Website in. The eligible candidates who have not received the Admission Certificates may download the “Venue Information” from the above mentioned website and use it for appearing in the examination. The candidates intending to appear in the examination using downloaded “Venue Information” are advised to reach the venue of their examination on the day of examination. Such candidates are also advised to carry one identical photograph for each session, otherwise they may not be allowed to take the examination. They may also carry proof of their identity such as Identity Card, Voter Identity Card, Driving Licence, Passport etc. to the venue of the Examination.

a). Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.
b). Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for their safekeeping cannot be assured.

NEW DELHI – 110069, 15TH JULY , 2011 /24 ASADHA, SAKA 1933


ALP, Goods Guard, Motorman RRB Mumbai Results


RRB Mumbai Results

ALP- 2578 pass

Psycho Test from

8 to 18-08-2011

Employment Notice No

Category No.


Date of Result Issued










03 & 04




03 & 04





FINAL SUPPLEMENTARY RESULT: Appr. Diesel Electrical Asstt / Assistant Loco Pilot




Final Result: Motorman



Meeting held today on Callboy & CUG issue

Meeting on Callboy & CUG issue:
In the meeting held with SrDME & SrDPO today on 7-7-2011 regards to serving callbook through CUG & surrendering of Callboys, NRMU cleared his stand that
1) If any policy of Rly Bd on serving callbook through call/ SMS on CUG & surrendering the callboys, to be supplied to NRMU.
2) No callbook through call/SMS on CUG specially during night & at running room also.
3) Not to surrender Callboys posts.
4) Benefits accrued to the Lobby CCORs, to be extended to the existing Group 'D' staff working higher officiating, to release LPs for online duty till new ALPs to come.
5) Stop harassment of running staff by issuing chargesheets for CUG.

Loco Traffic Running Staff Br
NRMU Solapur


Supply of WTT to ALPs

NRMU/LTRS/WTT-96 Date: 5-7-11

SrDME / Solapur

Respected sir,

Sub: Supply of WTT to ALPs

As decided in the meeting with NRMU that Working TimeTables (WTT) will be supplied to ALPs.
But it has not supplied to ALPs yet.

WTT received by CCCORs

CCCOR DD > 250
CCCOR PB > 60 (being received)
CCCOR KWV > 30 (being received)
TOTAL = 520

Required quantity as per MOR
LP/LI/CCOR = 401
ALP = 311
Total = 712
supplied = 520

Additional requirement = 192

After enquired with store incharge he told that WTT were supplied randomly as per last year's supply. Enough stock of WTT-96 is available in store & can be supplied with sanction of SrDOM if demanded by CCCORs.

So kindly speak with SrDOM and please advice accordingly to CCCORs to collect WTT and supply it to ALPs.

With Hopes.

Secretary/ LTRS/ SUR


Loco Running staff MACP promotion of 56LPs to Rs.4600 Grade pay

MACP promotion of Rs.4600 Grade Pay to 51 LPs & Rs.2800 to 1 ALP/ 4LPS (Total 56LRS) given as per DRM (P)'s L.No. SUR/P/ Loco Rg/MACP Office order No 18/2011 dt 5-7-2011 as NRMU demanded. All 56LRS are eligible for one increment of 3%.

Within a month, Option of pay fixation (ie 2increments wef 1July) can be given if date of MACP promotion falls between 1Jan to 1July.

Due arrears wef 1.9.2008 or from the actual later date of MACP promotion will be paid soon to all 56LRS.

Shaikh Fazal, LP/SUR Rs.4600
V H Kulkarni, LP/SUR Rs.4600
M M Lahange, LP/DD Rs.4600
S G Nillure, LP/SUR Rs.4600
P B Chandane, LP/SUR Rs.4600
N S kugaonkar, LP/SUR Rs.4600
R D Raskar, LP/DD Rs.4600
R R Harke, LP/DD Rs.4600

C N Bhong, LP/DD Rs.4600
B G Pawar, LP/DD Rs.4600
M S Pattekar, LP/DD Rs.4600
S D Kedare, LP/DD Rs.4600
Salim Nabi, LP/DD Rs.4600
D R Ghorpade, LP/DD Rs.4600
Abdul Rashid, LP/DD Rs.4600
Dilip Laxman, LP/DD Rs.4600
Devidas Pandurang, LP/DD Rs.4600
Sunil Kaldhone, LP/DD Rs.4600
M J Michel, LP/DD Rs.4600
Abdul Latif Raj Mohd., LP/WD Rs.4600
B D Landge, LP/PB Rs.4600
B U Bhate, LP/PB Rs.4600
Dilip W Kamble, LP/PB Rs.4600

Dashrath kisan, LP/KWV Rs.4600
Durgaprasad Raj, LP/KWV Rs.4600
D M Sarode, LP/KWV Rs.4600
J B Patil, LP/WD Rs.4600
N D Pawar, LP/WD Rs.4600
Rajshekar R, LP/WD Rs.4600
R D Sakate, LP/PB Rs.4600
R J Ghadge, LP/KWV Rs.4600
S B Satpute, LP/DD Rs.4600
G H Thorat, LP/DD Rs.4600
Mubarak Shaikh, LP/SUR Rs.4600
V R Ghadge, LP/SUR Rs.4600
V P Barbole, LP/SUR Rs.4600
T V Waghmare, LP/SUR Rs.4600
S M Doni, LP/SUR Rs.4600

Salim Pathan, LP/DD Rs.4600
C N Pawar, LP/SUR Rs.4600
A B Patil, LP/SUR Rs.4600
V M Patil, LP/SUR Rs.4600
M D Jagdane, LP/DD Rs.4600
Shaikh Husain, LP/SUR Rs.4600
Suresh Yellappa, LP/SUR Rs.4600
V K Khadakade, LP/SUR Rs.4600
Suraj Narayan, LP/SUR Rs.4600
Md Ali, LP/SUR Rs.4600
M V Hotkar, LP/SUR Rs.4600
Dilip M Javir, LP/DD Rs.4600
G Sampath, LP/SUR Rs.4600

Suresh Govind, LPS/DD Rs.2800
Tanaji Baji, LPS/DD Rs.2800
D S Sawant, ALP/DD Rs.2800
Khaja Mainuddin, Rtd LPS/SUR Rs.2800
Chandrakant Mansing, LPS/WD Rs.2800


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.