Allotment of Qualification related Grade Pay to Elector Cardiogram Technician, Holter Technicians working in Railway Hospitals-reg.

Allotment of Qualification related Grade Pay to Elector Cardiogram Technician, Holter Technicians working in Railway Hospitals: NFIR reference to Railway Board

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress( INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation( lTF)
No. II/I/Part X 
Dated: 13/10/2015

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Allotment of Qualification related Grade Pay to Elector Cardiogram Technician, Holter Technicians working in Railway Hospitals-reg.

Ref: (i)  NFIR’s PNM Item No. 60/2012.

(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2001/RR-1/45/Pt. A dated 29/09/2015 (RBE No’ ll8/2015)
During NFIR’s PNM meetingh held with the Railway Board on 19th December 2014 Official Side while discussing item no. 60/2012 stated that the matter will be referred to 7th Central Pay Commission.Federation however requested copy of the proposal beings sent to 7th CPC which is yet to be received at this,while the PNM item was closed.
2. Federation is surprised to note that the Railway Board instead of making available a copy of the proposal sent to 7th CPC issued instructions under RBE No. 118/2015, quoted under reference reducing the educational qualification of the post of Electro Cardiogram Technician Federation also takes note that the Railway Board has added ‘non-existent lower qualification of 10+2’ which has not been in existence since September 2003 and has been added arbitrarily by the Railway Board to deprive the ECG/Holter Technicians of higher Grade Pay at the time of induction. This is unjustified and not acceptable to the Federation.
3. In this connection, NFIR desires to place below the facts of the case,which have been ignored while issuing circular dated 29/09/2015(RBE N o. 118/2015):-
In the Employment Notice No. 02/2003 advertised by the Railway Recruitment Board, Secunderabad, (in the Employment News 6-12 September 2003), the educational qualification/experience prescribed for the post of Electro Cardiogram Technician was:-
“B.Sc. with Physics as one of the subject and Diploma in ECG Lab Technology from a recognized/Government institute. One year experience in handling ECG, ECHO and Tread Mill Machines.”
In another Recruitment Notice, published by the Ministry of Railways, RRB, Thiruvananthapuram on 10/03/2007 under Indian Railways Centralized Employmen Notice No.0l/2007,following educational qualification (category no.24) was prescribed for the category of Electro Cardiogram Technician:-
“Graduation in Science Diploma in Electro Cardiogram,3 years experience”
4. Besides above, the Federation desires to bring to the notice of the Board that following Degrees/Diploma have been in existence for the post of ECG Technicians,in the Central/state Government and reputed Hospitals:-
– B. Sc( Cadiac Technology 3 or 4 years duration)
– B.Sc.Allied Health Science(Cardiac Technology- 4 years)
– Science Graduated with 1 year Diploma/Certificate Course in ECG or two years experience in handling Cardiac equipment in reputed institutions or hospitals.
5. Federation is surprised to note that when the lower educational qualification of l0+2 with Diploma/Certificate course in ECG for the category of ECG Technician was never laid down since 2003 in the Railways, how come about, the Railway Board has taken decision now to lower down the entry qualification without realizing its far reaching consequences in respect of quality of service.The attempt made by the Railway Board is erroneous and harming the career growth and denying legitimate pay structure to the staff of this category.
NFIR, therefore,requests the Railway Board to re-consider the above points and issue modified instructions duly revising the educational qualification and the entry Grade Pay of ECG Technicians. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

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