Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Disciplinary Cases Against Railway Employees: Rajya Sabha Q&A on 27.02.2015.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 49

ANSWERED ON 27.02.2015

DISCIPLINARY CASES AGAINST RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

* 49.SHRI C. P. NARAYANAN:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of employees in Railways who were kept out of service or suspended as part of disciplinary action during 2014 and the corresponding figures for 2012 and 2013;

(b) whether non-filling of a large number of vacancies and over work have led to strained relations between authorities and employees and increase in disciplinary actions;

(c) whether there is inordinate delay in settling such cases and that approach and action of suspicion has increased strains between authorities and employees; and

(d) whether Government will take steps to introduce a HR policy to improve working condition of employees and ensure safety of commuters?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI SURESH PRABHAKAR PRABHU)

(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 49 BY SHRI C. P. NARAYANAN ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 27.02.2015 REGARDING DISCIPLINARY CASES AGAINST RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

(a) The number of employees on Zonal Railways, Production Units, Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO), Central Organisation For Modernisation of Workshop (COFMOW) and Central Organisation for Railway Electrification (CORE), who were kept under suspension during period 2012, 2013 & 2014, is shown in the table below:

Year -Number of employees kept under suspension
2012 -1538
2013 -1460
2014 -1194

(b) No, Sir. The Authorities and employees on the Indian Railways share harmonious relations and work jointly in the common enterprise of train operations. Disciplinary action is initiated against employees as per Railway Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules, 1968 on objective grounds. Occurrence of vacancies and filling them up is an ongoing process and has no bearing on disciplinary action against employees.

(c) There are well defined rules and instructions for expeditious disposal of disciplinary cases and constant monitoring is being done by the Ministry as well as top management at Zonal levels to ensure that disciplinary proceedings are concluded in a time bound manner. The employees and authorities share harmonious relationship between them.

(d) Sound Human Resource Policy, in keeping with the broad framework of Government of India, is in place for Human Resource Management of the Railway employees. The Ministry of Railways is the only Ministry under the Government of India, which has a separate Civil Services Cadre called Indian Railway Personnel Service, which is managing Human Resources and Industrial Relations in Indian Railways. The Human Resource policies are periodically reviewed in keeping with the changing environment, to ensure that the working conditions of employees remain healthy and safe and efficient transportation is provided to the users.

Source: www.rajyasabha.nic.in
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7th Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM – INDWF

7th CPC meeting with National Council JCM on 25.02.2015

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/012/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
VII Central Pay Commission invited the Standing council members of National Council of JCM for submission of oral evidence on the JCM/Common memorandum submitted by the National Council constituents to the commission on Pay and Allowances, Pay determination, Minimum and Maximum Pay, Pensionery benefits, Commutations, Revision of Pension for Pensioners etc on 25/2/2015 at 11.00 Hrs.

The Standing Committee members attendted the meeting with the 7th Central Pay Commission from 11.00 Hrs ti 12.30 Hrs and the details are given as under :

1. At the outset Leader and Secretary Staff Side raised the issues that 6th CPC Chairman invited the Standing Committee NC(JCM) for oral evidence on 17th, 18th and 19th April, 2008 on the common memorandum submitted by the National Council Consituents. Therefore, we need minimum three days to supplement and give oral evidence to the VII CPC and one day for Retirement benefits.

a. Determination Pay and Minimum Pay as well as Maximum Pay

b. Pay and Allowances

c. Special Benefits on particular categories

d. Terminal and Retirement Benefits etc.

After receiving the names and dates for discussion we shall be able to allot time for discussion on those matters mentioned in the memorandum.

2. We have demanded that sufficient time to be given to the Federation to present their respective Ministries/Departments specific problems particularly Railways, Defence, Postal, Health Ministry where the issues are different from each other. Chairman agreed to give time after requestes from the respective Federations.

3. Regarding merger of DA and Granting of interim report on granting Interim Relief as per our request, Chairman said that this has not been included in the Terms of reference. However, we have insisted upon that the erosion of pay due to increase in prices and inflation the DA has crossed more than 100%, therefore merger of DA is important and Interim Relief should be granted. Chairman 7th CPC said there is no mention in the Terms of Reference and there are directives from Government on this issue. However, he assured that he will a DO letter to the Government whether 7th CPC can consider to recommend and submit an Interim Report on this matter.

The National Council JCM agreed to submit the names of members and dates for further discussion on the memorandum after having internal discussions among us and also approach the Government of India to give directives to 7th CPC for submitting an Interim Relief on merger of DA and Interim Relief for both employees and pensioners.

The meeting ended after the above discussions.

Yours Sincerly,

Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF
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Outcome of Meeting with DoPT on Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands of Central Government employees submitted by NC JCM Staff Side – INDWF

INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

R.Srinivasan
General Secretary

INDWF/Circular/013/2015

Date: 25/2/2015

To
All Affiliated of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
The National Council (JCM) constituents had their convention at New Delhi on 11.12.2014 and issued a joint declaration on Charter of Demands of Central Government employees and also declared their proposed action programme which you all are aware.

A letter has been sent to Cabinet Secretary alongwith Joint Declaration and Charter of Demands.

After reveiving the joint declaration and Charter of Demands, the Secretary, DoP&T called for a meeting to below for the information of all the unions affiliated to INDWF.

1. It was very much emphasised that the forum of JCM councils should be made effective. All the Departmental councils and National Council JCM should be conducted regularly so that the issues of Government employees can be discussed. It was agreed to take necessary steps to conduct the meetings regularly.

2. All agreed anomalies should be implemented particularly the fixation of pay between direct recruitees and promotees.

3. Anomaly committee should be convened to settle the pending issues.

4. MACP issues wherever courts have given judgements that should be considered and orders should be given to implement the same before 7th CPC report.

5. Wherever the Departments have recommended for improvement in Grade Pay of certain categories of employees should be considered by DOP&T and Ministry of Finance.

Further on Charter of Demands were discussed :
6. Pay Revision should be given effect from January 2014 due to the DA increase. Also in future, pay should be reivsed on completion of every 5 years.

7. Merger of DA upto 100%. It was insisted to direct the 7th CPC to consider and given their report by Ministry of Finance. After receiving a request from Staff Side it was agreed to consider.

8. Similarly on Interim Relief, after receiving a request letter from Staff Side, this will be processed.

9. Merger of Unskilled and Semi Skilled to Rs.1800/- Grade Pay, DoP&T has rejected to grant w.e.f.1.9.2008 which is against the CDS(RP) Rules 2008. It will be reconsidered after receiving a note from Defence Ministry.

10. MACP should be granted w.e.f.1.1.2006 for the benefit of reitired employees.

11. Wherever the promotion posts and feeder posts are identical (MAC and Chargeman) that should not be treated as promotion on their movement and ACP/MACP to be granted.

12. Railways and Defence employees should be exempted from NEW PENSION SCHEME.

13. On compassionate ground appointments ceiling of 5% to be removed which is without any rational.

The above points will be considered for remaining points, another meeting will be held with progress.

Yours Sincerely,

Sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary

Source: INDWF
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Payment of Pension through PAO Cash Counters-reg

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office

Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi –110 066

CPAO/Tech/Computer Cell/Misc./2014-15/104-168 .

26.02.2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Payment of Pension through PAO Cash Counters-reg

As per Para 7.5 of Civil Accounts Manual, the pensioners have been provided the facility of getting their pension payment through PAO Counters, if he/she opts so. As per Para 7.5.8 of Civil Accounts Manual, all PPO issuing authorities are supposed to furnish an abstract of PPO in Annexure ‘C’ for the pensioners who desired to draw pension through PAO Counters to Central Pension Accounting Office for incorporating these details in database of CPAO. Accordingly, a Circular to this effect was issued by CPAO to all CCAs/CAs/AGs vide No. CPAO/Tech/Computer Cell/Misc./2011-2012/1385 dated 08.02.2012.

2. As a part of “Digital India”, CPAO has introduced online submission of Annexure ‘C’ through CPAO’s website. Now PAOs can submit online details of such pensioners who opt for drawing pension from PAO Counters. As such, there is no need to send the hard copy of the same to the CPAO. This will facilitate the automatic construction of pensioners’ data in CPAO’s database.

3. Steps to submit aforesaid details are as follows:

(i) Visit CPAO’s website: www.cpao.nic.in.
(ii) Login as PAO with existing Username and Password.
(iii) Click on “Data Capture Module for Pensioners getting Pension from PAO Cash Counter”.
(iv) Enter the fields provided chronologically by using “Next” Button.
(v) By clicking “Submit” Button at the end, the details will be captured in CPAO’s database.

4. All Pr.CCAs/CCAS/CAs (holding independent charges)/AGs are requested to instruct the PAOs under their jurisdiction to provide the details of pensioners (all present pensioners/family pensioners) who have opted to draw their pension directly from PAO Cash Counters using online facility at CPAO’s website.

Sd/-
Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (Tech)
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Advance Train Ticket Reservation period from 60 days to 120 days will come into effect from 1-4-2015

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralaya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2007/TG-1120/P

New Delhi, dated 27.02.2015

Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 11 OF 2015)

Sub: Time limit for Advance Reservations.

It has been decided to increase the advance reservation period from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) w.e.f. 01.04.2015. CRIS will make necessary changes in the software for this purpose under intimation to all Zonal Railways as well as Board’s office.

2. There will be no change in case of certain day time Express Trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains, etc. where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also be no change in case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

3. Board desire that the above change may be given wide publicity well in advance of its implementation. Suitable instructions to all concerned may be issued to ensure smooth change-over to the new time limit.

4. Please acknowledge the receipt.

Sd/-
(Dr. .K. Ahirwar)
Director Traffic Commercial (G)
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/traffic_comm/Comm-Cir-2015/CC_11_2015.pdf
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