Thursday, July 1, 2010

Railway employees' pay to be upgraded. Army pension for disability is to be equal : Tribunal.

Shiva Gopal Mishra General Secretary of AIRMF addressed a press conference on 25.06.10 at Press Club of India, New Delhi. He touched various burning issues in Indian Railways.

“There will be vital changes in the pay structure of the Railway employees”, this was stated by Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, All India Railwaymen's Federation and Northern Railwaymen’s Union in a Press Conference held here in Press Club.

Shri Mishra stated that, keeping in view the interests of the Railwaymen working in various categories; Railway Board has given its consent to change their Pay Bands widely. He stated that, after the meeting of Departmental Anomaly Committee, it was recommended to provide GP Rs.4800 to all Supervisors of apex grade as well as modification in other cadres have also been suggested.

Shri Mishra stated that more than one lakh Technicians, working in 
the Indian Railways and used to call Technician-II with GP Rs.2400, will now be merged with Technician-I GP Rs.2800. This will also be applicable on more than 36,000 Ticket Collectors in GP Rs.2400 and they will be provided with GP Rs.2800.

Shri Mishra informed that the Railway Board has also recommended to improve the grade pay of Technical Supervisor, Section Engineer, Jr. Engineer from GP Rs.4200 and 4600 to Rs.4600 and 4800 respectively.

“Railway Board have also recommended grade pay of Loco Pilot and Guard; and based on this, Loco Pilots of Mail and Express trains will be provided with GP Rs.4600. Besides this, Railway Board have also recommended to give Additional Allowance to the Loco Pilot(Goods) and Guard(Goods)”, Shri Mishra informed. ....."

View the full text of the Press Release.
Army Pension

The Armed Forces Tribunal today directed the government to “give benefits of war disability pension without any distinction between pre and post-2006 retirees”.
According to the existing policy, the personnel who have retired after 2006 get more benefits under the pension than those who have left service before that year.
Source : PTI/The Telegraph.

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