NFIR: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years condition

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

Affiliated to :
Indian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

Dated: 23/02/2017

No. II/14/Part VII

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Honoble Minister for Railways,
Rail Mantrlaya,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi
Respected Sir,

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy – exemption from 5 years condition-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated,10/02/2016.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb 2017.

At the outset, NFIR thanks the Railway Ministry for granting exemption from 5 years minimum service condition to consider the request transfers in the following situations vide Railway Board’s letter dated 10/02/2016.

(a) Transfers sought on mutual exchange basis,

(b) Transfers sought on spouse ground,

(c) Railway servants who are care-givers to a disabled child and

(d) Physically handicapped Railway servants.

The Federation brings to your kind notice that the Defence Forces Personnel after having served for safeguarding the Nation’s Borders for decades, have retired and thereafter they are being recruited through Railway Recruitment Boards/Railway Recruitment Cells in the Railways. These Personnel during their service in the Defence Forces were far away from their families for decades. After recruitment in Railwals also, they are away from their family members and children due to their postings at different places. Consequently, they are facing lot of hardships in managing two establishments. Their case therefore, deserves to be considered by
relaxing 5 years minimum service condition, so that they can seek transfer nearer to their place of residence and can peacefully perform their duties while leading family life.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Hon’ble MR to kindly accord approval for relaxing minimum 5 years service condition in the case of former Defence Forces Personnel re-employed in Railways also to enable them to go on transfer nearer to their places and join their families. A copy of Federation’s letter dated 21st Feb 2017 on the subject, already sent to Railway Board is also enclosed.

Yours sincerly,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

DA,/As above

Source: NFIR

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