PNM meeting between Railway Board and NFIR June 2015

Minutes of the PNM meeting between Railway Board and
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
held on
19th & 20th December, 2014


25/2012: Periodical Medical Examination – Relaxation for Loco Pilots and Guards declared with TYPE-II Diabetes – Reg.

It was agreed to allow appeals from employees decategorised in the last two years immediately prior to the date of issue of initial order allowing relaxation i.e. cases decided within a period of two years prior to the issue of Railway Board’s Letter No.2008/H/5/18 dated 20.05.2011.

44/2012: Retired Employees Liberalised Health Scheme (RELHS)-97) – Extension of scope to those retiring with less than 20 years service

Official Side stated that the proposal to consider the demand in case of normal superannuation cases has not been agreed to by Finance Dte. Federation strongly conveyed their discontentment as this was agreed to do so in the last PNM meeting. After consulting EDF(E) in the matter it was agreed to reconsider to cover those retired employees who joined late but retired at the normal superannuation age.
This will be processed in a month’s time.

59/2012: Eligibility for accommodation in the Railway Hospitals/ Recognised Hospitals-Non observance of laid down instructions – Staff facing hardship – review urgent

Necessary instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways vide Board’s letter No.2011/H-1/11/90/SCR/ Accommodation Criteria dated 25.08.2014.

7/2014: Recognition of corporate hospitals for referral facility for treatment of railway employees (serving & retired)

It was explained to the Federation that Railway Board has already given freedom to CMDs to inspect corporate hospitals and send the proposals for the recognition so that the best of healthcare services can be given to Railway patients at the time of need.
However, representatives of the Federation mentioned about reference from NF Railway and difficulties being faced in RWF, ICF etc. It was agreed to look into those cases for the needful action.
20/2014 (iii): Railway Hospital within the premises of the Coach Factory at Rae Bareli with required facilities of specialist & Super Specialties to attend to Health Problems of the staff and their family members yet to be established.
CMS(SAG) has already joined at RCF, Rae Bareli. He can engage specialist on HVS basis or can call on case to case basis. There is no specialist cadre of IRMS. On availability of specialist from UPSC they can be posted.

7/2013: Joint Procedure Order (JPO) for use of CUG/ Personal Mobile Telephones by Loco Pilots/ Assistant Loco Pilots/ Motormen and Guards – Review – urged

Missed Call Alert Facility is a premium service provided by Airtel to its subscribers. Any CUG user can opt for this facility and no separate instructions are required to be issued for this purpose.

19/2013: Reservation for Tatkal by paying difference of Fare on passes/ PTOs

The matter was re-examined but it has not been found feasible to agree to the request.

13/2011: Provision of cooking facilities at Rest Rooms meant for Ticket Checking Staff

It was explained that there is no pending policy issue on which a dispute exist now. Improvement to TTEs rest houses has been taken with zonal railways with D.O. letter from CRB and MT. Further, the matter has also been followed up in CCM Conferences. Improvement and Maintenance of TTEs rest houses are continuous and ongoing process. Further the status report on TTE Rest Room over Zonal Railways and at Delhi, Mughalsarai and Lok Manya Tilak Terminus furnished to the Federation. After detailed deliberation it was agreed to send a further reference from Board (MT) highlighting the complaints made by the Federation on this PNM Item.

29/2014: Ticket Checking Squads – Change of nomenclature

Position advised by Official Side is enclosed as Annexure-A.

25/2011: Problems encountered by A.C. Escorting staff due to deterioration in working conditions.

A separate meeting with Board (ML & MM) is yet to be held. It was stated by the Official Side that due to non availability of a regular MM, the meeting cannot be held immediately. Federation requested for holding this meeting very soon. It was agreed to fix the meeting date early.

24/2013: Urgent need for construction of a new Running Room at Mumbai Central – Western Railway.

The Federation’s representatives conveyed their utmost concern on this issue as due to lack of facility, the running staff are sometime required to wait for four to five hours for accommodation in the running room at Mumbai Central, Western Railway. They conveyed that this is a serious problem and needs immediate attention. The issue was discussed threadbare and it was decided to look into the matter and take quick action.

3/2012: Career Progression and improvement of working conditions of Trackmen in the Railways – Implementation of the Report of the Joint Committee

Federation demanded implementation status on Board’s letters dated 17.08.2012 & 01.04.2014 in a month’s time. This was agreed to.
14/2010: Upgradation of posts commensurating with the increased work load and responsibilities – ESM Category – S&T Department.
Another separate meeting with AM(Signal) is to be held.

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