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Discussion on 6th Central Pay Commission with regard to Indian Railway employees. 6th CPC recommendations were widely criticized by various category of railway staff.
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Seventh Pay Commission will revise the salaries and allowances of about 50 lakh Central Government employees and pensioners including 14 Lakh Railway employees. Seventh pay Commission recommendations are likely to be implemented from January 1, 2016. The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees.
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Apprentices are recruited by Indian Railways for imparting technical training in different areas of Railway working with the aim to engage successful candidates. Apprenticeship is also conducted under the Apprentices Act 1961 in Railway establishments who can be considered for engagement as substitutes in Group ‘D’ posts subject to their fulfillment of other conditions.
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Rules for change of cadre for Railway staff. Change of cadre is permitted in Indian Railways in certain occasions like Medical decategorization or at employees option.
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DAR(Disciplinary and Appeal) rules for Indian Railway employees are often criticized as archaic. The need to revise these rules are essential to boost the morale of the railwaymen.
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Departmental exams are conducted for promotion to various categories in Group C as well as Group B. Group C selection tests can be either Limited Departmental Competitive examination (LDCE) or General Departmental Competitive examination (GDCE). These tests can contain written test, viva and perusal of records. The final panel is prepared based on the merit.
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Railway employee can pursue higher studies on certain conditions. He can avail also study leave for the purpose for a study in public interest in India or abroad.
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Indian Railway establishment rules or service rules is so vast that often average Railway employee find it difficult to find out the information he search. Here your fellow Railwaymen give guidelines.
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Fixation of pay is done on occasions in the career of a Railway staff like initial posting, promotion, grant of MACP. If you have doubts regarding how fixation is done you can clarify here
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General topics of interest to Railway staff are discussed here. You can ask questions on any topic related to railway employment;
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Railway staff working hours are regulated by HOER rules. Jobs are classified broadly as Continuous , Essentially Intermittent, Excluded and Intensive.
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Holiday Homes are functioning in major tourist/pilgrim centres for the benefit of Railway staff. They provide accommodation to Railwaymen at cheap rates. Raise your questions regarding this welfare measure from Indian Railways for its employees.
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Queries from Railway staff regarding personal Income tax are discussed. Income tax rebates available under various heads are discussed.
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After implementation of sixth Pay Commission increments are given on every July 1. Employees who have worked at least 6 months in the preceding one year will get annual increment on July 1. Increments are also given at the time of promotion and MACP. In case of Promotion/MACP employee has the option to get the increment either from date of promotion/MACP or from next July 1 whichever is benefitial for him.
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Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE)is conducted to fill up 30% of vacancies in Group B officer vacancies and some Group C higher categories. Group C employees in Pay Band PB2 with GP 4200 and above with 5 years in the grade are eligible to apply for Group B LDC Exam.
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Leave Rules applicable for Railway staff is a complex web. What are rules for LAP? LHAP? Can CL be combine with LAP? When can a Railway Employee avail Study Leave?
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Railway Employee sometimes finds himself in situations in which he is in conflict with the Railway administration. Railwaymen can approach court if needed. Ask your legal questions here
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Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme was in introduced by sixth Pay commission to give financial upgradation to Railway staff who suffer without promotion in their posts. But so many finer points still needs to be addressed for give real relief to the railway employee.
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Candidates selected for Railway jobs by RRB have to undergo prescribed medical examination. Permanent employees also have to undergo Periodical Medical Examination (PME) as per the category in which they work. Medical facilities in Railway hospitals are free for all the permanent Railway employees.
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Indian Railway Employees get passes for travelling by train. Not all the passes for railway staff are free. They issue concessional passes also called PTO. Classes and type of eligibility differs.
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Sixth Pay commission has opened Pandora's box for Railwaymen. Railway employees found themselves in the wilderness of merger of cadres, uncertainty regarding pass rules, changes in leave rules and most importantly Pay , Allowances and other perks.
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So many categories of Railway staff suffer without proper avenues for promotion. Naturally questions are galore regarding promotion rules.
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Contribution to State Railway Provident Fund (SRPF)is compulsory for Railway employees who are posted before 01.01.2004. Provident Fund rules are not applicable for those who are posted on or after 01.01.2004. Employee contribute 8.5% of Pay + GP to PF. The account is maintained by Accounts Department. Each PF account is allotted a specific number. Voluntary Contribution to PF (VPF) can be made from the salary of a Railway staff subject to the maximum limit that the amount should not be more than the amount remaining after recoveries.
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Have you been recently recruited to Indian Railways? Or are you waiting for your recruitment formalities after Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) selection? Hearty welcome to Indian Railway family!!!
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Cadre restructuring is seen by the Railwaymen as a way to ensure their career progression and to address the anomalies arise out of the implementation of sixth Pay commission recommendations.
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Pensioners also has benefited from the implementation of Sixth Pay commission recommendation. Retirement benefits of the railwaymen include monetary as well as non- monetary benefits like medical facilities, post-retirement complimentary passes etc.
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Seniority of a Railway employee changes in some cases like promotion, transfer etc. The change of seniority in each of these cases can be different.
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At Indian Railway Employee dot com we value your queries, suggestions and constructive criticisms for the improvement of site, so that it will be of more use to our fellow railwaymen.
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Railway Trade unions functions in all levels of Railway organization- Railway Board, zones, divisions, units. Recognized Trade unions have been given some privileges. Do they use it for the welfare of the railwaymen?? Or for their own welfare??
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Training is imparted to apprentices as well as those recruited by Railway Recruitment board (RRB) for various posts by Railway Training Institutes. Refresher courses are also conducted by these training institutes for serving employees. Indian Railways has a total of 291 Training centers spread all over the country. It include Centralized Training Institutes for officers, Zonal training institutes, departmental training centres etc.
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A Railway staff can be transferred under different circumstances - promotion, periodic transfer, punishment, request transfer etc. The rules regarding seniority and grade and pay differs in each of these circumstances.
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Functions of Vigilance department in Railways include system improvements and procedure amendments to improve transparency and reducing possibility of corruption/leakage of revenue, Investigation of complaints alleging corruption/leakage of revenue, Stringent exemplary action against those found guilty of corruption, Keeping a watch on the working of officials of doubtful integrity etc.
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Indian Railways have many welfare measures for its Railway staff and their families benefits from free medical care , free passes, educational allowances, holiday homes, convalescent homes.... One must know the finer points to take advantage of many of these rules..
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Indian Railways is one of the largest employer of the country with more than a million employees. Wondering about the working conditions of Railway staff and job profile of different categories of Railwaymen??
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