Merging DA and Basic Pay, as well as calculating the running Staff and distributing pension and retirement benefits
Pay fixation of running staff in 7th CPC
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
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Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. IV/ RSAC/ 2021
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay w.e.f. 01/04/2004 – Computation of emoluments of Running Staff for granting retirement benefits – reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM item No.23/ 2017.
(ii) GM/N.Rly’s letter No.720/ EW/ Misc/ Union-items/ 2015/ E.IV/ Loose dated 16/11/2015.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No.E (P&A) II-2014/ RS-24 dated 24/08/2016 addressed to General Manager/ P, Northern Railway.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.IV/ RSAC/ Conf./ Pt.VII dated 05/09/2016.
(v) Railway Board’s letters No.E(P&A)II-2014/ RS-24 dated 22/07/2016, 04/10/2016 & 17/10/2016.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No.IV/ RSAC/ 2018 dated 16/08/2019.
(vii) NFIR’s letter No.IV/ RSAC/ 2020 dated 11/03/2020 & 07/05/2020 to Railway Board.
(viii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/ RSAC/ 2020 dated 13/10/2020.
Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR PNM Item No. 23/2017 and references cited above.
Despite discussions with the Official Side of the Railway Board (Pay Commission and Finance Directorates), the issue continues to remain pending even after a lapse of over three years. The Running Staff are extremely unhappy over Railway Board’s indifferent attitude in deciding this genuine issue. During a separate discussion with the CRB on 26/03/2021, NFIR representatives have also mentioned this pending subject concerning this critical safety category (Running Staff) leading to dissatisfaction among them.
Pay fixation of running staff in 7th CPC – Merger of Dearness Allowance with the Basic Pay w.e.f. April 1, 2004
NFIR, therefore, urges to arrange a separate meeting at the level of DG (HR) or Additional Member (Staff) soon for discussing the subject for finalization.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)