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Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff

Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No. IV/RSAC/2018
Dated: 18/04/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Request for reckoning the Additional Allowance granted to Loco Pilot (Mail), Loco Pilot (Passenger) and Mail Guard for the purpose of computation of retirement benefits to Running Staff.

Ref:
(i) NFIR's PNM ItemNo. 08/2011.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/RSAC/Con./Part VIII dated 13/10/2017.
(iii) Railway Board's letter No-E(P&A)II-2011/FE2/2 dated 11/12/20l7.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to NFIR's PNM Agenda Item No. 08/2011, Federation's letter and Railway Board's reply thereon, iited under reference.

The Railway Board through Action Taken Statement during NFIR's PNM meeting held on 10th/11th May, 2018 conveyed that the issue has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board's letter dated 14/09/2016 and reminders vide dated 22/11/2016, 16/02/2017 and 17/05/2017 have also been sent to the Ministry of Finance (DoE), but however reply was still awaited. Railway Board may kindly appreciate that this is more than eight years old PNM Item without finality.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly make special effons for obtaining approval of Ministry of Finance in order to finalize this long pending PNM Item.

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

Copy to the Executive Director, PC-I, Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati
Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi.
Copy to the Executive Director (IR), Railway Board, New Delhi.
Copy to the General Secretaries of Zonal Unions of NFIR.
File No.8/2011 (PNM).
File No. IV/NFIR/RSAC-JC.

Source: NFIR
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Variable Dearness Allowance - Minimum Wages effect from 1.4.2019 - Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Orders

Variable Dearness Allowance - Minimum Wages effect from 1.4.2019 - Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) Orders 

F.No.1/8(3)/2019-LS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Office of the Chief Labour Commissioner(C)
New Delhi
Dated: 27/3/2019
ORDER

In exercise of the powers conferred by Central Government vide Notification No. S.O. 188(E) dated 19th January, 2017 of the Ministry of Labour and Employment the undersigned, hereby revise the rates of Variable Dearness Allowance on the basis of the average consumer price index number for the preceding period of six months ending on 31.12.2018 reaching 301.33 from 288.33 (base 2001 = 100) and thereby resulting in an increase of 13 points for Industrial Workers as under. This order shall come into force w.e.f. 01.04.2019 :-

Category of workerRates of V.D.A. Area wise per day (in Rupees)

A B C
Unskilled615040
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisor665747
Skilled/ Clerical736657
Highly Skilled797366

Therefore the minimum rates of wages showing the basic rates and Variable Dearness Allowance payable w.e.f. 01 04 2019 will be as under :-

Category of workerRates of wages including V.D.A. Area wise per day
(in Rupees)

A AreaB AreaC Area
Unskilled523+61= 584437+50= 487350+40= 390
Semi-Skilled/ Unskilled Supervisor579+66= 645494+57= 551410+47 = 457
Skilled/ Clerical637+73= 710579+66= 645494+57= 551

The VDA has been rounded off to the next higher rupee as per the decision of the Minimum Wages Central Advisory Board.

The classification of workers under different categories will be same as in Part­ I of the notification, whereas classification of cities will be same as in the Part-II of the notification dated l9th January, 2017. The present classification of cities into areas A, 8 & C is enclosed at Annexure 1 for ready reference.
sd/-
(RAJAN VERMA)
CHIEF LABOUR COMMISSIONER(C)
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Regarding transfer of NPS to GPF


High Court Order transferring NPS Subscription into GPF account

Regarding transfer of NPS to GPF

Government of India
Office of the director (Accounts)
Ministry of Home Affairs
Pay and accounts office, C.R.P.F
Plot No.14, PSF-2 Sector-23, Rohini,
New Delhi - 110085

No.PAO/CRPF/MHA/NPS/DA-I(1)/2018-19/797
Dated, the 15 March,2019,
To
The IG (Admin),
Directorate General, CRPF,
CGO Complex
Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003

Subject: Reg.transfer of NPS to GPF.

I am to say that various cases for transferring NPS subscriptions into GPF account have been received to this office after order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in respect of WP(C) No.3834/2013 and WP(C) No.2810/2016 vide which benefits of Old pension Scheme are extended to personnel joined in the year 2004. As there is a large number of subscribers under this kind of transfer and many requests are received along with information of office orders issued by various authorities (i.e., The Commandants, The DIGs, The IGs, etc.,). In this regard, it is requested to issue appropriate orders to concerned formation to send these cases with the following documents(02 copies of each):
  • Necessary administrative approval from the administrative Head of the Department;
  • Application(in the format enclosed) duly filled by the subscriber;
  • Month-wise details of NPS subscriptions duly certified by the DDO;
  • Copy of office documents such as court order etc, related to counting of previous Government service rendered before 01.01.2004;
  • Copy of order vide which previous service of the subscriber is counted(if applicable);
  • Copy of technical resignation of the subscriber(if applicable);
  • and cases should be sent only after NPS subscription is stopped and GPF subscription is started from salary.
Further, the cases should be sent through the Administrative Head of Department to this office. There are some instances where offices are asking subscribers to apply for re-issue of PRAN card for submission with the case for NPS to GPF transfer. In this regard it is to inform that only if PRAN card is available it may be sent and there is no need for re-issue the PRAN card for this purpose. The details of PRANs are available in pay and service related records. The cases can be forwarded to Principal Accounts Office, MHA for further processing only after the aforementioned documents are received.
Yours faithfully,
Sr. Accounts Officer (NPS)
NPS to GPF


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