NFIR: Revised entitlement of passes for Railway Employees

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No.I/15/Part III

Dated: 03/12/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revised entitlement of Passes for Railway employees – hardship caused to certain staff who became entitled for 1st Class Pass as per old norms-remedial action urged.

Ref: NFIR’s PNM Item No. 11/2013.

The subject matter was discussed in the special meeting held on 23/11/2015 in the chamber of ED/IR. During the meeting, the Official Side stated that Federation’s demand is not feasible of acceptance in view of revised entitlement communicated vide Board’s letter dated 6th January 2011. Federation has however did not agree with the view and said that those staff who could have become entitled for 1st Class Pass on the notional pay Rs. 5375 should not be denied the entitlement.
In this connection, NFIR re-iterates that when some of those staff whose notional pay touches Rs. 5375/- (provided they are in a scale the maximum of which is Rs. 70001- or above) are eligible for drawing lst Class Pass as per Board’s instructions dated 01/02/1999, denying the privilege on the plea of revised instructions is illogical. Such staff deserve to be allowed to avail 1st Class pass. The number of such cases may not be large.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review and grant special dispensation for allowing 1st Class Pass in the cases where the notional pay reached Rs. 5375/- on and after 6tn January, 2011. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours Faithfully,
General Secretary

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/NFIR.

File No. II/50/Pt.2 & File No. 11/2013 (PNM).

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