1. Based on the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, the revised pay structure of Rajbhasha staff of Zonal Railways was notified vide Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 11.9.2008 and 19.11.2008. There have been demands regarding improvement in the pay structure of above staff and an item has been raised by both the Federations before Departmental Anomaly Committee also.
2. The issue of Rajbhasha Staff of Zonal Railways has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). The President is pleased to decide as under:
a) The Grade Pay (GP) of Rajhhasha Sahayak Gr.II would be upgraded from Rs.2800/- in PB-I to that of GP of Rs.4200/- in PB-2 and it would be merged with Rajbhasha Sahayak Gr.I. The merged Grade would be designated as Jr.Translator.
b) The future recruitment will be in the grade of GP Rs.4200/- i.e. the grade of Jr.Translator through 100% direct recruitment and the educational qualification of the entry Grade (Jr. Translator) would be kept as Master’s Degree. Detailed instructions in this regard will be issued by Establishment Directorate separately.
e) The existing Grade of Rajbhasha Supdt. in PB-2 GP Rs.4600 will henceforth be designated as Sr. Translator in the existing pay structure.
d) The grade of Rajbhasha Sahayak Gril would be phased out by placing the existing incumbents in the higher grade subject to fulfillment of educational qualification as below:
(I) Master’s degree of a recognized University or equivalent in Hindi or English with English or Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level.
Master’s degree of a recognized University or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi or English medium and English or Hindi as compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination at degree level.
Master’s degree of a recognized University or equivalent in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subjects of either or the two as medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level.
(II) Recognized Diploma or Certificate Course in translation from Hindi to English and vice-versa or two years experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice-versa in Central or State Government offices, including Government of India Undertaking.
e) Those who do not possess the requisite qualification as above may be placed in the higher grade only on completion of six years of regular service in the lower grade in pay scale Rs.4500-7000(pre-revised)/PB-1 GP Rs.2800.
f) The benefit would be extended on prospective basis i.e. from the date of issue of these orders.
3. This issues in consultation with the Establishment Directorate and with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.