NFIR – Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- (NFG) on completion of 2 years’ service in GP Rs. 2800/-
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. I/2/Part III
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- (NFG) on completion of 2 years’ service in GP Rs. 2800/-.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2010/IR-N/2 dated 19/11/2010.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. III/UPRMS/Pt. II dated 15/01/2014.
Federation desires to remind the Railway Board that on a reference from NFIR with regard to incorrect placement of Pharmacist in GP 2800/- and their continuance for further two years before placing them in GP 4200/- (PB-2) despite the fact that these incumbents had already rendered two years or more service in the pre- revised scale of pay Rs. 4500-7000, the Railway Board vide letter No. PC-VI/2010/IR-N/2 dated 19/11/2010 had issued a clarification to the Zonal Railways to the effect that the services rendered by Pharmacist in the pre- revised scale Rs. 4500-7000 should be counted as service in GP 2800/- for being placed in NFG of Pharmacist in GP 4200/- + Pay Band-II. Federation is constrained to mention that these instructions of the Board are not being followed scrupulously by various zones causing hardships to the Pharmacists.
In this connection, NFIR vide letter No. III/UPRMS/Pt. II dated 15/01/2014 brought to the notice of Board a case of Shri Sushil Kumar, Pharmacist working in Bikaner Division of N.W. Railway who came on inter railway transfer from West Central Railway where he was in receipt of GP 4200/- (PB-2). Federation vide its letter dated 15/01/2014 cited under reference invited Board’s attention the irregularity committed by the Bikaner Division by depressing the Grade Pay and emoluments of Shri Sushil Kumar. Federation also contended that the action of Bikaner Division is unjustified and violative of Board’s instructions dated 19/11/2010 as the employee had already completed two years’ service while working on West Central Railway and was eligible to GP 4200/- (PB-2) which is personal to him as NFG. A period of more than 1 ½ years has passed, unfortunately, instructions have not been issued to the North Western Railway. Copy of NFIR’s letter dated 15/01/2014, referred to above, is again enclosed for ready reference.
The Federation has come to know yet another similar nature of case on Central Railway, Nagpur Division where Shri Shailendra C. Ramteke, Pharmacist whose emoluments also have been depressed by the Nagpur Division though the employee had already rendered two years’ service in pre-revised scale of Pay Rs. 4500-7000 before his promotion to Rs. 5000-8000 on 03/01/2007.
NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Railway Board to issue clarification to North Western and Central Railways to rectify the deficiencies and to abide by Board’s instructions dated 19/11/2010 so that the concerned staff are not put to financial hardships.
A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)