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Payment of Risk Allowance to the staff in the TRD Wing of Electrical Department on Indian Railways

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
Dated: 09/11/2015
No. I/5(g)/Part V
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Payment of Risk Allowance to the staff in the TRD Wing of Electrical Department on Indian Railways-Reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A) I-2008 SP-I/AD-3 dated 02/05/2013.
The NFIR desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board that the staff working in TRD wing of Electrical Department are denied Risk Allowance even though these staff face continuous risk while perfoniing duties. The TRD staff are engaged in the jobs listed vide annexure to Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2008/SP-I/AD dated 02/05 /2013.
2. ln this connection, Federation desires to bring to the notice of the Railway Board following facts for appreciation of NFIR’s point of view:-
  • Though the TRD staff while working on the OHE, obtain Block and shut down the power carrying 2500 volt current duly earthing on both ends, but the power of same magnitude and intensity is available in the adjacent up/down line for the purpose of regular flow of rail traffic.
  • The high intensity current on the adjacent line causes severe adverse impact on the health of TRD staff due to inherent infection. This gives rise to various diseases as infection is being caused in the human body.
The seriousness can be assumed from the fact that if the amount of current in the human bodv crosses 40 mili-ampere, it can cause even deaths.
3. The NFIR therefore contends that the health hazards faced by the TRD Staff of Electrical Department in their day-to-day working are continuous and they are required to be paid Risk Allowance.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the case of TRD staff in all grades and accord approval for payment of Risk Allowance.
Federation may be kept advised of the action taken in the matter.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah).
General Secretary
SOURCE - centralgovernmentnews

Guidelines for providing various facilities including scribes to persons with disabilities at the time of departmental examination.

RBE No.136/2015

RBE No.136/2015
No. E(NG)l/2014/PM1/3
New Delhi, dated 29–10-2015
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per standard List)
Sub:- Guidelines for providing various facilities including scribes to person with disabilities at the time of departmental examination.
Ref:- Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.09.2014
The instructions contained in Board’s letter of even number dated 01.09.2014 (RBE No. 93/2014) may be read along with letter No.E(NG)II/2006/, RC-2/13 dated 29.07.2013 & 18.10.2013 in case of departmental examination also.

All budgetary announcements fulfilled by Railway: Suresh Prabhu

MUMBAI: Claiming that all budgetary announcements made in the Railway Budget this year have been fulfilled, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today listed a slew of projects currently in the pipeline for the country’s biggest employer.

Addressing a gathering of public representatives and railway staffers at Borivali train station here, Prabhu said, “Earlier, only announcements were being made. But I made 103 budgetary announcements in our first full-fledged budget this year and I am happy to tell you that we have fulfilled all of them.”

East Coast Railway registers positive growth in passenger traffic, freight

BHUBANESWAR: East Coast Railway has recorded a growth in freight movement compared to the previous year besides being the “lone zone” in Indian Railways to register a positive growth in passenger traffic.

From April to September of the current fiscal, the zone has carried 47.49 million passengers by registering a growth of 5 per cent, Rajiv Vishnoi, general manager of ECoR, said.

The zone carried 83.77 MT originating freight from April to September 2015 against 77.82 MT in the corresponding period last year, recording a growth of 7.13 per cent more than the previous year.

Ooty mountain railway services resume

After a gap of three days, services of the heritage Nilgiris Mountain Rail (NMR) between Mettupalayam and hill resort town of Udhagamandalam (Ooty) resumed today after restoration of the track, hit by landslides. 

The mini train, a star attraction among tourists, was cancelled since Sunday due to heavy landslide and boulders falling on the track in the wake of incessant rains across the hilly Nilgiris district. 

VERY BAD NEWS - Now pay more for cancelling railway tickets

MUMBAI: Travellers will have to pay more for cancelling a long-distance railway ticket from Thursday.

A new rule states that ticket cancellations up to 48 hours before departure will call for deduction of different amounts for different classes of travel. For example, if travellers cancel 48 hours before departure a AC-1 executive ticket, the cancellation charge will be Rs 240. For an AC-2 tier ticket, cancellation charge will now be Rs 200, for AC-3 tier or chair car it will be Rs 180. The cancellation charge for sleeper class is Rs 120 and second class Rs 60. If passengers cancel ticket between 4 to 12 hours before departure, 50% of fare will be deducted.


DHR planning "Honey Moon" special train ride

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway is planning a 'Honey-Moon' special train ride for couples planning to visit "The Queen of the Hills" during their honeymoon. 

"You are in for a super special treat on the super special occasion of your life" Suman Pradhan, Darjeeling Station Manager, said. 

और लटका ऐशबाग-पीलीभीत अमान परिवर्तन गोरखपुर के लिए नया रूट कराएगा सस्ता सफर


गोरखपुर होते हुए माता दरबार जाएगी स्पेशल ट्रेन, नौतनवां से हावड़ा के बीच पूजा स्पेशल


Noida-Greater Noida Metro work progressing as per schedule

NOIDA: Keeping the Noida-Greater Noida Metro on track and as promised, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has tested and lifted its first U-girder before Diwali. DMRC officials said that the finalized first via duct of the 29.9km corridor will be put into place by the end of next month. 

According to DMRC officials, the first girder measuring a 27-meter span in length was casted and lifted on Saturday. "So far ten U-girders have been casted and one U-girder has been lifted, tested and duly stacked at the casting yard at the Greater Noida Depot," a DMRC official told TOI. 

No 8-coach trains on three corridors, Metro struggles to make space for all

New Delhi: If you've been feeling claustrophobic while travelling on Delhi Metro, this might explain why: on three of the six corridors in the network, only four and six-coach trains run. Eight-coach trains run only on the Blue and Yellow lines. This is despite the fact that some of the corridors have been extended.

For instance, line 5- Mundka to Inderlok-was extended to Kirti Nagar as a vital connection to the Blue line (Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida/Vaishali). The ridership has gone up on this line since. Line 6 - Central Secretariat to Badarpur - has been extended on both sides. From Central Secretariat, the line now goes till ITO while on the Badarpur side, it extends to Faridabad. The only corridor that hasn't been extended recently is line 1 (Dilshad Garden to Rithala), which will be worked on in the next phase.

HWH-Mumbai Mail Cancelled

Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, SCR undertakes Inspection of MMTS Services and Lingampalli Station

Shri Ravindra Gupta, General Manager, South Central Railway undertook Inspection of MMTS Train Services from Secunderabad to Lingampalli and Lingampalli Railway Station today i.e., 9thNovember, 2015. He was accompanied by Shri Ashesh Agrawal, Divisional Railway Manager, Secunderabad Division.

SC RLY to Run Two Jansadharan Special Trains Between Secunderbad and Patna for Chhat & Diwali

In order to clear extra rush of passengers in view of Chhat & Diwali, South Central Railway will run Two Jansadharan Special Trains between Secunderabad and Patna as per the following schedule.
Train No. 07091 Secunderabad-Patna Jansadharan Special Train will depart Secunderabad at 21:40  hrs o­n 14thNovember, 2015 (Saturday) and arrive Patna at 08:05 hrs o­n Monday. 

SC RLY to Run Eight Special Trains Between various Destinations to Clear Extra Rush

In order to clear extra rush of passengers in view of 10th ‘World Peace Convention’ at Sri Satya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam from 14th to 27thNovember, 2015 South Central Railway will run the following special trains.
1.Train No 07271 Vijayawada-Visakhapatnam Special Train will depart Vijayawada at 23:00 hrs o­n 19th & 26th November, 2015 and arrive Visakhapatnam at 07:00 hrs o­n the next day.


In order to cater to the extra rush of rail passengers and to enhance the passenger carrying capacity, Railways has decided to augment the following trains o­n temporary basis as under:

·The 12458 Bikaner –Delhi Sarai Rohilla Super Fast Express Train will be augmented by one additional AC 2 tier cum AC 3 tier Coach o­n 12.11.2015 & 13.11.2015when departing from Bikaner to Delhi Sarai Rohilla and the 14705 Delhi Sarai Rohilla- Bhagat Ki Kothi Express o­n13.11.2015 & 14.11.2015 when departing from Delhi Sarai Rohilla to Bhagat Ki Kothi.


The Vigilance Awareness Week was celebrated throughout Northeast Frontier Railway from 26th October, to 31st October, 2015. The theme for this year was “Preventive Vigilance as a tool of Good Governance”.

As part of the awareness week, various programmes were held. The programme include taking of a pledge, organizing interactive sessions, organizing essay competitions & elocution in schools & colleges, organizing various activities in zonal training schools, creating public awareness through

·Special RPSF Constables deployedfor security in Suburban Night Trains

Shri R. K. Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway addressed the media at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters at Fairlie Place today (9.11.2015) o­n the development, progress & achievement made by Eastern Railway during the year in particular and Indian Railways in general.

Shri Gupta informed that Eastern Railway has carried 674.331 millions of passengers upto October 2015 in comparison to 679.196 during the period 2014-15. In freight loading also Eastern Railway has carried 32.617 Million Tonnes upto October 2015 in comparison to 36.483 million tonnes during the period 2014-15.


Eastern Railway in its endeavour to further conserve the electrical energy have facilitated its employee under the Domestic Efficient Lighting Programme (DELP) with the help of M/s EESL, a joint venture of Central PSU of Ministry of Power. The programme is launched at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters by Shri R. K. Gupta, General Manager, Eastern Railway. Shri Gupta stressed the Eastern Railway’s commitment towards energy saving and announced participation of Eastern Railway in the DELP programme which will pave the way among the railway employee to conserve energy by use of LED bulbs in their houses.

दीपावली/छठ स्‍पेशल ट्रेनें - 2015


For the convenience of passengers during the festive occasion of Diwali and with a view to meet the travel demand during the season, Western Rly will run two holiday special trains as Bandra (T)-Gandhidham Weekly Superfast Special train and Bandra (T)–Okha Weekly Special train.

·09455/ 09456 Bandra (T)-Gandhidham Weekly Superfast Special (06 Trips)

Train No. 09455 Bandra(T)-Gandhidham Weekly Superfast Special train will leave Bandra(T) at 16.00 hrs o­n every Thursday and will reach Gandhidham at 06.00hrs, the next day. This train will run from 12thNovember, 2015 to 26th November, 2015 with total 3 trips.

4 Special Trains on Special Charges between Nagpur and Pune

Central Railway will run 4 special trains between Nagpur and Pune – Nagpur to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under-
A) 01218/01217 NAGPUR – PUNE SPECIALS (2)

01218 special will leave Nagpur o­n 13.11.2015 at 1100 hrs and arrive Pune at 0245 hrs next day.
01217 special will leave Pune o­n 14.11.2015 at 1030 hrs and arrive Nagpur at 0200 hrs next day.


Railways have decided to run special trains between Sainagar Shirdi and Kacheguda to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under: 
07268  special will leave Sainagar Shirdi at 1910 hrs o­n 11, 18 & 25.11.2015 and arrive Kacheguda at 0935 hrs next day.
07267 special will leave Kacheguda at 2245 hrs o­n 17 & 24.11.2015 and arrive Sainagar Shirdi at 1215 hrs next day. 

4 AC Superfast Specials between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Lucknow

Central Railway has decided to run 4 AC Superfast specials between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Lucknow to clear the extra rush of passengers. The details are as under:

02107 AC Superfast special will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1420 hrs o­n 21.11.2015 & 28.11.2015 and arrive Lucknow at 1345 hrs next day.





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