The Indian Ministry of Railways has released a memo reiterating the instructions outlined in their letter from October 14th, 2019 (RBE 171/2019) regarding the fixation of pay for disabled or medically unfit running staff appointed to alternative stationary posts. This memo was released after discussions with the AIRF (All India Railwaymen’s Federation) who brought to the attention of the Board that the provisions were not being followed by certain Railways. The instructions are to be strictly followed and the Deputy Director of Estt.(N) from the Railway Board has issued this memo for compliance.
Fixation of pay of disabled/medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative (stationary) posts in revised (7th CPC) pay structure
RBE No. 23/2023
भारत सरकार/ GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय/ MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड/RAILWAY BOARD)
New Delhi, dated 02.02.2023
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units, etc.
(As per standard list)
Sub: Fixation of pay of disabled/medically unfit running staff on being appointed against alternative (stationary) posts in revised (7th CPC) pay structure.
Ref: Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2018/RE-3/3 dated 14.10.2019 (RBE 171/2019).
As the Railway administrations are aware, instructions contained in Railway Board’s instructions of even number dated 14.10.2019 (RBE 171/2019) inter alia provides that while fixing the pay of a medically decategorised running staff in an alternative stationery post, if the resultant pay (after 30% addition) does not correspond to any cell, in the same pay level, then the pay will be fixed in the next below cell of the same pay level, and difference in pay will be protected as personal pay which will be adjusted in future increment(s).
During the separate discussions held by Member (Finance) with Federation (AIRF) on 10.01.2023 on PNM/AIRF Item No. 26/2021, it has been brought to Board’s notice by AIRF that the provisions contained in the aforesaid instructions are not being complied with by certain Railways, and, therefore, it was decided that the same be reiterated.
The instructions issued vide RBE No. 171/2019 are accordingly hereby reiterated for strict compliance.
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Deputy Director Estt.(N)