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Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund on implementation of 7th CPC Recommendations: Clarification

Staff Benefit Fund – Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of IREC Vol.I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition 2003)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(W)2016/FU-1/10

New Delhi, dated 27-01-2017

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.

Sub: Staff Benefit Fund – Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund – Chapter 8 of IREC Vol.I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition 2003) – Reg.

Ref: NFIR’s letters No.II/28/Part VI dated 01.08.2016 and 16.01.2017

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letters cited above. The item-wise comments are as under:-
Necessary amendment in the IREC in the matter of inclusion of corrigendum issued under Board’s letter dated 08.12.2014 has been issued as per ACS No.130 (Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1 dated 18.01.2017 (Copy enclosed).
As regards the NFIR’s request for enhancing the allocations against three heads of scholarships covering educational/technical education, attention is drawn to Board’s letter No.E(W)2008/FU-1/2 dated 29.01.2009 vide which the SBF Committees have been empowered to invoke the provision to re-appropriate upto 25% amongst the different Heads/activities except “Education, Sprots & Scouts activities”.
The intention for fixing the ceiling limit of upto Grade Pay 4600/- for grant to financial assistance in distress and sickness etc was that such financial assistance should be available to lower Grade Pay Staff. Moreover, consequent to implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, there is a substantial increase in the salaries of staff including the staff in the Grade Pay of above Rs.4600/- and does not require further revision in the existing provision.
In view of above foregoing, NFIR’s request is not feasible for acceptance for the time being.

For Secretary/Railway Board.
[Source: NFIR]

Board’s letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1 dated 18.01.2017

RBE No.04/2017
ACS No.130

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1

New Delhi, dt: 18-01-2017

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways and
Production Units etc.

Sub: Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff – Benefit Fund – Chapter-8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume-1, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition – 2003).

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Artical 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that S.No.1 of Rule 805 of the Indian Railway, Establishment Code, Volume 1, 1985 Edition be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.130. This amendment is effective from the date of instructions issued vide letter No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated 30.07.2014.

2. Hindi version is enclosed.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

encl: Advance Correction Slip

(Sunil Kumar)
Director, Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board.

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME-I, 1985 EDITION
(Second Reprint Edition – 2003)

CHAPTER-8
Staff Benefit Fund

Advance Correction Slip No,130

S.No Head/activity Allocation (in ₹ ) Scope
1 Education – Scholarship for Higher Technical/Professional Education for wards of non-gazetted staff in grade pay of above ₹ 2400/- ( as per pre-revised Railway Services Pay Rules, 2008) corresponding to revised level in pay matrix in Railway Services (Revised Pay Rules, 2016 @ ₹ 1500 p.m. 116 For wards of Railway employees in grade pay of above ₹ 2400/- (as per pre Revised railway Services Pay Rules, 2008) corresponding to revised level in pay matrix in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 pursuing Higher Technical/Professional Education.

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