The Secretary (E),
Special attention: Executive Director (IR)
Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2016 retired Running Staff-reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. D-43/34/2017-F(E) III dated 24/01/2018.
Railway Board have issued orders vide letter dated 24/01/2018 with regard to Pension Revision/Parity in the case of pre-2016 retired Running Staff on Indian Railways. Federation feels sad to note that these instructions have not been endorsed to NFIR and no copy has been sent officially till date even though more than a month has passed. There have also been number of instances in the past when the important instructions mainly relating to establishment matters/staff issues not being endorsed to the Federation and this shows that there is some discrepancy in the working machinery in the Railway Board’s Office.
While expressing our unhappiness over the failures as above, NFIR requests the Railway Board to arrange to tighten the mechanism and see that all letters/instructions are endorsed to the NFIR and hard copies thereof delivered promptly.
So far as the contents of Board’s letter dated 24th January, 2018 are concerned, prima-facie, it is observed that the illustrations as well the principles adopted are not in conformity with the Government’s decision, resulting denial of legitimate pension revision and disappointment among retired Running Staff. These are required to be reviewed and the Federation will separately convey through another letter to the Railway Board, pointing out the deficiencies in the “illustrations” issued as Annexure to Board’s letter dated 24th January, 2018.
Federation further urges that the instuctions dated 24/01/2018 be kept in abeyance, pending detailed review.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)