Oct 25, 2015

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: 7th pay commission cannot Recommend Revising the R...

7th Pay Commission & Employee News Center: 7th pay commission cannot Recommend Revising the R...: 7th pay commission cannot Recommend Revising the Retirement Age – They further added, “We need to clarify the doubts of our cadres across ...

Denial of TA/DA to the Staff car Drivers in the Railway

EMPLOYEE NEWS CENTER: Denial of TA/DA to the Staff car Drivers in the Ra...: NFIR National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055 No. I/8/Part. I Dated: 11/05/2015 Th...

EMPLOYEE NEWS CENTER: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India ...

EMPLOYEE NEWS CENTER: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India ...: F.No.11024/56/2012.AIS-II Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Tr...

Revised duties and responsibilities of Para Medical Staff working in Railway Hospitals

Ministry of Railways has published the revised duties and responsibilities of the Para Medical Staff working in Railway Hospitals
No.2014/H-l/10/18/Para Medical Staff
New Delhi, dated 15.10.2015
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units.
Sub: Revised duties & responsibilities of Para Medical Staff working in Railway Hospitals.
It has been decided to amend the duties and responsibilities of Para Medical Staff working in  Railway Hospitals as listed in Para 203 of Indian Railway Medical Manual-2000.
Accordingly, an Advance Correction Slip (S.No.03 Health 2015) amending Para 203 of IRMM, 2000 is enclosed as Annexure.

Railway Board

S. No.-03 Health 2015
Advance Correction Slip to Para 203 of JRMM – 2000
The revised duties & responsibilities of Para Medical Staff working in Railway Hospitals are as under:
i) be responsible for efficient running of Nursing Services of the hospital and Health Units.
ii) keep the Medical Officer in charge informed about the day to day happenings concerning the hospital. She/ He will be actively involved in patient care.

EMPLOYEE NEWS CENTER: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India ...

EMPLOYEE NEWS CENTER: Review of payment of Group Insurance of All India ...: F.No. 11024/56/2012.AIS-II Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel & Trainin...

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the Railway employees at revised calculation of Rs. 7000/- p.m.-reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to 
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) 
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. 1/10/Part IV
Dated: 21/10/2015
Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Railway Bhavan,
New Delhi
Respected Sir,
Sub: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) to the Railway employees at revised calculation of Rs. 7000/- p.m.-reg.
Ref: (i) Item No. 4 of 55 Point Charter of Demands of NFIR.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. 1/10/Part IV dated 08/09/2015 & 07/10/2015 addressed to Hon’ble MR.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2015PLB-4 dated 07/10/2015.
Kind ‘attention is invited to NFIR’s communication dated 08/09/2015 to the Hon’ble MR to take action for removal of calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500/- p.m. for payment of PL Bonus to the Railway employees in view of Government’s announcement dated 1st September 2015 for relaxing calculation ceiling limit to Rs. 7000/- p.m.
Now the Union Cabinet in its meeting held on October 21, 2015 has decided to amend the Bonus Act, 1965 for enhancing the calculation ceiling from Rs. 3500/- to Rs. 7000/-.
NFIR, therefore, requests to kindly see that Railway employees are paid P.L. Bonus with revised calculation ceiling of Rs. 7000/- p.m.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source –NFIR

Lesson for Railways to turn market savvy, attract more passengers

Image: Huge need for building capacity in the Indian Railways. Photograph: Reuters

Most travellers in India know that the start of a festival season is a testing time. 

If you have not planned well in advance, getting train tickets for a safe and comfortable journey is almost impossible just before and during the festival season.

Japan and China prepare terrain for Indian High Speed Rail Battle

HSR War China Japan
After fiercely battling it out in Indonesia, where China won the first round and has already signed the deal to build the 150 km Jakarta to Bandung High Speed Rail line, Japan and China are very aggressively competing on the Indian High Speed Rail (HSR) arena.
Japan has just offered to finance the 505 km high speed corridor that will link Mumbai to Ahmedabad. 15 Billion USD the total estimated cost, less than 1% the proposed interest rate. Japan would cover 80% of the project cost, and India would purchase 30% of equipment from Japanese companies.

सुरेश प्रभु के लिए आसान नहीं है कैटरिंग चक्रव्यूह को तोड़ना,सीबीआइ छापों से तो महज प्रवेश द्वार टूटा, भीतरी घेरे तोड़ने बाकी


Western Railway Recruitment 2015 for 14 Posts (Scouts & Guide Quota)

Western Railway invited applications for 14 Posts (Scouts & Guide Quota). The eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format on or before 16 November 2015.

Notification details

Notification No. : WR/HQ/R&T/S&G/1/2015-16

Important Date:

Last Date of Submission of Application: 16 November 2015

Western Railway Vacancy Details

Total Number of Posts: 14
Group C posts: 02
Erstwhile Group D posts: 12

Eligibility Criteria for Scouts & Guide Quota Posts

Educational Qualification: Secondary pass with relevant scouting/ guiding qualification.

Age Limit for Scouts & Guide Quota Posts

Group C:
UR: 18-29 years
OBC: 18-32 years
SC/ST: 18-34 years

Erstwhile Group D:

UR: 18-32 years
OBC: 18-35 years
SC/ST: 18-37 years

How to Apply for the Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts 2015

Eligible candidates can apply to the post through the prescribed format and send the applications along with other necessary documents so as to reach on or before 16 November 2015. Last date of submission of application for candidates of far flung areas is 30 November 2015.

Application Fees for Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts: NIL

Admit Card for Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts

Details in this regard can be found from the official website.

Result of Western Railway Scouts & Guide Quota Posts

Details in this regard can be found from the official website.


Now, railway passengers can order fresh pizza, thalis via IRCTC's e-catering services

Kolkata: The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has launched a pilot project of a ‘station-based e-catering’ service allowing passengers to order meals as per their choice, which will be delivered at stations from popular private caterers.

In the first phase of the project, all trains passing through 45 specified railway stations, including nine in the east zone, namely Howrah, Sealdah, Guwahati, New Jalpaiguri, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Visakhapatnam, Kharagpur and Mughalsarai have been named.

Elevators to lift passenger amenity at Pune railway station

PUNE: Mechanized passenger lifts would be installed at Pune and Kolhapur railway stations for easy movement to passengers from one platform to another.

The Pune railway division has provided such elevators for the first time. The service is likely to start from April.

In phase I, two lifts each would be installed at the two stations at an estimated cost of Rs 1.09 crore. Each lift would accommodate a maximum of 16 passengers and carry them from a platform to the foot overbridge and the other way round.

Tenders have been floated and work orders will be issued soon, said a Pune railway official. At the Pune station, the lifts will be set up on platform numbers 2/3 and 4/5. At the Kolhapur station, the lifts will be attached to the old foot overbridge.

Waiting list getting longer for railway passengers in festival season

Long queues of passengers can be witnessed at ticket reservation counters at the city railway station as with festivities in the air everybody seems to be in haste to go to their hometown. In order to confirm their reservation, people are seen waiting for hours at the railway station. Introduction of many festival special trains by the Northern Railway authorities seems to have provided little or no relief to passengers, if long waiting lists and unavailability of confirmed seats/berths in most of the trains is any indication.

The city is a home to a large number of migrants. The condition is so pressing that there are long waiting lists and even “no room” status (when waiting list is exhausted) greets people who have been visiting the railway reservation counter for days in the hope to get their tickets confirmed.

Sanoj, a Bihar migrant said, “There is no chance of getting my ticket confirmed at this time. I wish to be with my family at home for Diwali but the waiting list is very long. I can’t take risk while waiting for confirmation of tickets.”

Ashok Kumar, who works with the NFL, said he was trying to get tickets for himself and his family for going to his native place in Maharashtra to celebrate the Diwali, but he was not getting tickets as the waiting list was too long for all trains. A railway official said most of the trains were running to capacity and even the waiting lists were getting longer ahead of the festival season. He said Railways might announce some more special trains to cater to the rush during this festival season.
Source - tribune india

Railway court issues warrant against Union joint home secretary

BILASPUR: Court of railway magistrate on Friday issued a bailable warrant against Union joint home secretary V Shashank Shekhar, and asked him to appear before the court on November 23, 2015. He is a witness in a case of his own abduction. 

According to facts of the case, Sheshakr - an IAS officer of Nagaland cadre - was travelling to Kolkata by Mumbai-Howrah Gitanjali express on November 8, 2008. Three perrsons, identified as Gaurav Wadhwani (26), Deepak Wadhwani (19) and Sutesh Bhogul (23) - all residents of Raipur, boarded the train from Raipur. 

Shekhar had an altercation with them as they did not have proper tickets and he objected to their unauthorized entry into the compartment. 

Railway to soon run Mumbai-Goa double decker Shatabdi Express

Panaji, Oct 25: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that the Railways would soon start country’s first-ever double decker Shatabdi Express that would ply between Mumbai and Goa. ”One double decker AC train between Mumbai and Goa should run as Shatabdi. We will make it happen as soon as possible. This would become the first-ever double decker Shatabdi,” Prabhu said on the sidelines of an event at the Goa University yesterday. 

On demand of a special Goa Rajdhani Express train, he said he will “definitely look into it”.
Residents of Goa seeking Rajdhani luxury train services have to rely on the Trivandrum Rajdhani which passes through Goa and makes a halt at Margao in South Goa.Responding to concerns to allow more tourists to make train journeys into Goa, Prabhu said the Railways can also start holiday train for tourists.

New GM for South Central Railway

Ravindra Gupta

Ravindra Gupta, who served Indian Railways for 34 years, took charge has the General Manager of South Central Railway (SCR). Gupta, who joined the service in 1981, was the Chief Mechanical Engineer of Western Railway before he was elevated to the new post.

A Mechanical Engineer, Ravindra Gupta began his career in Indian Railways as Assistant. Mechanical Engineer (Diesel) at Itarsi in Central Railway.

Source - the hindu business line





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