Pay fixation of existing Group `D’ Employees in the revised pay structure in Railway

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S. No. PC-VI/236
No.PC-VI/2008/I/3/1

RBE No.162/2010
New Delhi, dated 08.11.2010

The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group `D’ Employees in the revised pay structure.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.01.2009 wherein clarifications were provided regarding various aspects of placement of the existing Group ‘D’ employees in the revised pay structure.

2     As per the clarification at Sl.No.1 of Railway Board’s letter dated 12.01.2009, those regular Group `D’ employees who did not posses the minimum qualification and who have retired/died in harness between 01.01.2006 and date of notification of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 will be granted pay band -IS and the grade pay corresponding to their pre-revised pay scale as notified in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

3. The aforesaid issue was raised in the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 15 May, 2010 and the Staff Side had requested that the cases relating to the non-matriculate class IV employees who retired or died between January 2006 and the date of Notification of Revised Pay Rules, without any re-training be re-considered and such employees should be granted the benefit by re-fixing their pension/family pension at par with those employees who were retrained and whose pay was fixed in PS-1 with grade pay of Rs.1800/-.

4.     The request of Staff Side on the subject has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that the regular Group ‘D’ non-matriculate employees who died in harness or have retired between 01.01.2006 and the date of notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, i.e. 04.09.2008, from the Railways would also be placed in PB-1 with grade pay of Rs. 1800 with effect from 01.01.2006. It should however be ensured that if any non-matriculate regular Group `D’ employees have been on leave due to which they could not be retrained, they should be retrained immediately on joining duty.

5.      This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways,

(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Antony Hints at Major Policy Changes for Defence Industry



Indian Defence Industry is poised to witness major policy changes. Disclosing this at a function after presenting the Raksha Mantri's Awards for Excellence for the Year 2008-09 to Ordinance Factories (OFs) and Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), here today the Defence Minister Shri A.K. Antony said the first ever Defence Production Policy would be unveiled soon and major changes incorporated in the Defence Procurement Policy.

"2011 January onwards we hope to introduce the new Defence Production Policy as well as the Defence Procurement Policy. So now we are going to take some more drastic steps to achieve our goal of speedy indigenization," Shri Antony said. 

"Our aim is to have a strong defence industrial base in India, because a country like India cannot indefinitely depend on foreign suppliers for majority of our equipments. At the moment 65-70 percent of the equipments are imported, we have to reverse this trend. So we will continue to support the PSUs, but at the same time PSUs alone will not be able to meet the requirements of the Armed Forces. So now we are formulating a new policy. Earlier we took a decision (that) hereafter no more nominations to the shipyards, nomination basis. Both public sector shipyards will have to compete with the Indian private shipyards to get projects for the Indian Navy. So all the Indian Navy's procurements in future will be from 'Buy Indian, Make Indian.' … so they will have to compete… So 'Buy Indian and Make Indian' is going to be the major component of our procurement policy. That will help us to have a strong defence industrial base in India," he added. 

The Defence Minister said that there is plenty of space and opportunity for the public and the private sector to coexist and thrive. Assuring the DPSUs and OFs all out financial support for their modernization plans, Shri Antony said that they should be vigorously prepared to face competition from the Indian private sector from next year. 

“There is no option, but to remain globally competitive and efficient and not rest on past laurels, or achievements,” Shri Antony said. “Both the Defence PSUs and the private sector must carve out respective niches for themselves, by developing their own fields of specialization. These specializations must complement each other’s efforts and thus generate an even more healthier and competitive environment,” he added. 

The Defence Minister also stressed on the need for R&D and constant coordination between the DRDO and the Industry Partners. "A growing nation like India, a nation aspiring for the membership of the Security Council, a place on the high table of the nations still depending heavily on foreign countries for supply of defence equipments is not good for us," he added. 

Commending the Ordnance Factories and DPSUs for the significant improvement in recent months, the Defence Minister said that it must lead to a further refining and development of technical skills and reliability," he said. 

Speaking on the occasion the Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju stressed on the need for the DPSUs and OFs to remain cost competitive while delivering quality standards and maintaining consistency. "Timely delivery of the products is an area of concern which we are not able to meet for various reasons", Shri Pallam Raju said. "We should strive hard in ensuring adherence to delivery schedules so that our Defence PSUs and OFs will also emerge as reliable global players in the field of Defence Production", he added. 

During the Financial Year 2009-10, the forty Ordnance Factories produced wide range of weapons and defence hardware amounting to ` 8,751 Crores while the total value of production by the nine DPSUs was ` 28,703 Crores.

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