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Friday, 26 June 2015

MHA observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

MHA observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched on October 2, 2014. As part of this Abhiyan, the Ministry of Home Affairs stepped up its activities in a week-long cleanliness drive from 22nd to 26th June, 2015. During this week, teams were formed for a thorough cleaning of each and every room. The cleanliness activities were closely monitored. The Divisional Heads have visited the sections under their control to ensure the focussed attention to upkeep and cleanliness. All the Section Officers have undertaken the special drive to carefully weed out/ record old files/ records strictly in accordance with the rules of record management. A number of unwanted papers/ stores were removed which were piled up in sections/rooms.

Some of the important activities taken up during this week include upkeep and cleaning of common areas, toilets, stairs, lifts, etc, upkeep and cleaning of the areas outside the office including parking lots, gardens, pathways, etc. The activities like removing Malba lying at various places in and around North Block, Jaisalmer House and NDCC-II Building were also taken up. Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have also been advised to consider initiating competition among different Police Stations/ Units of CAPFs to increase the participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to reward better performing ones.

Well before the week-long drive, on 19.06.2015 the Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting of officers from MHA, Delhi Police, Delhi Government, CPWD, CAPFs etc. to plan the activities to be taken up in their offices.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been a continuous process in MHA. The active participation of all its officials towards cleanliness is making the MHA clean and tidy. MHA is committed to sustaining the momentum of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

PIB
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Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel

Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi.
Dated: 15-06-2015
No.E(MPP)2015/3/10
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Director Generals,
NAIR/Vadodara,
RDSO/Lucknow

Sub: Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel.

Zonal Railways may kindly refer to Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2000/19/1/P/Meditation dated 23.11.2001 (RBE No.231/2001), vide which Yoga training was introduced for trainees in the Railway Training Centres. These instructions were reiterated and were made permanent vide Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2009/19/1/Pt.(Meditation) dated 13.11.2003

It has been established that Yoga/Meditation courses help in improving levels of concentration, alertness and reduction in stress and hence with a view to provide greater thrust, it has been decided to cover all officers and staff including RPF personnel in the programme. for general well being of employees. Further, in Budget 2015-16, it was emphasized that training in Yoga will be imparted to the staff especially from RPF.

In the light of foregoing, Board hos decided to include mandatory Yoga Training programmes in all the Centralized Training Institutes and Non-Gazetted Training Centres including RPF Training Centres, Accordingly, all the training programmes whether Initial, Refresher, Promotional or structured training programmes would provide for slots for yoga Training as per details specified below:

less than 15 days Training Course One hour* Yoga Training for the entire course
15 days to 8 weeks Training Course One hour Yoga Training per week (fraction of week to be ignored)
8 weeks to 30 weeks Training Course One hour Yoga Training Per week up to 8 weeks and thereafter one hour per fortnight for the balance period. (Fraction of week/fortnight to be ignored)
30 weeks and above, up to total duration of training One hour* per week up to 8 weeks and thereafter one hour per fortnight for the balance period. (Fraction of week/fortnight to be ignored)
(*One hour duration can be split info 3×20 minutes or 4×15 min., or 2×30 min. etc)

Accordingly, all Training Centres are advised to arrange these training programmes. In case necessary tie up may be made with certified/Professional yoga Centres/Trainers on payment basis as may be decided by the concerned General Managers of Zonal Railways, PUs and Heads of CTIs etc., in consultation with their Associate Finance under the Zonal Railways/CTIs budgetary powers, Necessary tie up as mentioned above may be finalized within 2 months and training on Yoga in terms of the aforesaid directions may be starred immediately thereafter. There would be no exemption from attendance in this programme unless there are adequate reasons to be accepted by Head of Training Institution personally.

As regards the batch size, the minimum batch size should be 20, however, where more numbers are proposed to be covered in a batch, the some should be decided in consultation with the trainer. In so for as RPF personnel are concerned, RPF Directorate have already issue instructions vide their letter No.2013/sec(E)/TRG(POL)-1/1 dated 19.3.2015. These instructions are subsumed and would form part of the aforesaid instructions for RPF personnel.

These instructions supersede all previous instructions on the subject of yoga Training including the ceiling limit fixed for payment of remuneration to Yoga Instructors/Trainers, hired for the purpose.

As regards the number of officers/staff who are being imparted yoga Training, monthly statement showing total number of officers/staff and RPF personnel trained per month will have to be sent to the Board on a continuing basis on the training programmes begin.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(R.R.PRASAD)
Exec.Director(T&MPP)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR
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Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways

Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)11/2001/RR-1/6.
New Delhi, Dated: 17.06.2015

Sub: Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways.

Attention in invited to this office letter of even number dated 29/8/2014 (RBE No.92/2014) prescribing minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Junior Engineer (Track Machine Organization) and Senior Section Engineer (Track Machine Organization) as under:-

(i) Junior Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4200)
Three years Diploma in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
(ii) Sr. Section Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800
(GP: Rs: Rs.4600)
Four years Degree in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.

2. Pursuant to references received from field units and AIRF, review of the same has been undertaken and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth minimum qualification for open market recruitment to the categories of JE (TMO) and Sr. SE (TMO) will be under:-

(i) Junior Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4200)
Three years Diploma in (a) Mechanical / Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute OR (b) a combination of any sub-stream of basic streams of Mechanical/ Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.
(ii) Sr. Section Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4600)
Four years Bachelor’s Degree in (a) Mechanical / Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute OR (b) a combination of any sub-stream of basic streams of Mechanical/ Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics / lnstrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.

3. These instructions will be effective from the date of its issue and ongoing recruitment for the above said categories where notification has been published will be governed by past instructions on the subject.

4. Advance Correction Slip (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-l (Revised Edition-1989), First Re-print Edition, 2009 will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt
(This disposes of Northern Railway’s letter No. 974E/19/HQ/CG/2014 dated 05/12/2014.

(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt (N)-II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR
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Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.

 Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.

NFIR
National Federation Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD FIOAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
No. IV/NFIR/S.R/2014/Part.III(HLRRC)
Dated: 23/06/2015
Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon'ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.

The disturbing reports received by NFIR from different quarters reveal that the Railways is floating global tenders worth Rs. 2500 crore for procurement-cum-maintenance of l5 sets of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) Train Sets i.e. 315 coaches from private player in a period of 4-5 years.

While expressing disappointment over the decision, the Federation contends that the existing Running and Technical Staff of Railways are fully capable to acquire new technological skills for running and maintaining the new trains proposed to be procured.

Allowing private players for maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets is amounting to privatisation of activities in contravention to the assurance given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister that Railways shall not be privatised.
The Federation opposes this move of the Railway Ministry as the maintenance of all types of EMU/DMU/MEMU are presently being done by the existing Railway employees efficiently. NFIR further proposes that the new Loco Free Train Sets should be allowed to be maintained by the Supervisors and other technical staff of Indian Railways who may be got trained in the new technology being procured by the IR.

NFIR therefore, solicits intervention of the Hon'ble MR to kindly see that the safe guards as suggested above by the Federation are incorporated in the tender document proceeding for procurement of Loco Free Train Sets. Federation will be happy to have discussions on the issue.
Yours sincerely,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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