Monday, October 12, 2015

Shri S. Mookerjee takes over as the New Financial Commissioner (FC) of (Railways) on 01/10/2015

Shri S. Mookerjee has taken over today i.e. 01/10/2015 as the new Financial Commissioner (FC) (Railways) and ex-officio Secretary to the Government of India. He takes charge after Smt. Rajalakshmi Ravi Kumar retired as FC on superannuation on 30.09.2015. Prior to this posting, Shri S. Mookerjee was posted as Director General, National Academy of Indian Railways(NAIR), Vadodara.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Railway Board to shut premier Jamalpur institute

NAGPUR: A controversy over the railway ministry's quixotic move to close down its prestigious British-era graduate institute for railway mechanical engineers is fast gathering momentum.

Productivity-linked bonus for non-gazetted railway employees

In a move that is likely to benefit about 12.58 lakh non-gazetted railway employees, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the payments of productivity-linked bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2014-15 to them. The total payments is estimated at Rs.1,030.02 crore, according to an official release.

Indian Railways to get fresh design upgrade this Diwali

The proposed colour scheme of the trains is supposed to liberate the designers and break the monotony.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Trade unions slam government's proposed industrial relation draft bill

NEW DELHI: Trade unions, including the RSS-backed Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS), have said the government's proposed industrial relation draft bill cannot be supported as it will make it easy for companies to hire and fire workers.

'Stone-pelters’ turn train journeys dangerous

MADURAI: Miscreants pelting stones at trains are putting passengers at risk, with some of them managing to cause serious injuries. Three such incidents took place in a period of 10 days recently, in which five people, including a loco pilot, suffered injuries. Rail users and employee unions have urged railway authorities to take immediate action to curb this menace.

Staff Shortage Puts Railway Loco-pilots in The Lurch

KOCHI: Loco-pilots of the Railways fear that the imminent festival season would be a taxing time for them, like in the previous years, as the additional train services would worsen their already burdened schedule, owing to severe manpower shortage.

Indian Railways workers likely to get 78-day bonus

Indian Railways employees are likely to be given 78-day wages as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for the fiscal 2014-15, the same as in the last three years, despite the financial crunch.
By: PTI | New Delhi | 

Ministry report may put brakes on PM Modi’s Railway varsities plan

In-what could prove to be a setback to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan of setting up railway universities in India, an internal report of the Railway Board has suggested that such universities are not necessary.

2014 local train derailment: Parents of deceased file FIR against railway’s electrical dept -

EIGHTEEN months after the Kasara-bound CST train derailed between Titwala and Ambivali station on March 20, 2014, leading to the death of 18-year-old HSC student Dhaval Lodaya and injuries to 12 other passengers, parents of the deceased boy have filed an FIR against Central Railway’s (CR) electrical department blaming the latter for the mishap.

Three-member panel recommends a 400% hike in basic salary of Delhi MLAs

New Delhi: Salary and allowances of Delhi MLAs may see a whopping two-and-half fold hike from current Rs 88,000 per month to Rs 2.10 lakh if recommendations of an expert panel are accepted by the government.

JCM Staff side meeting on 9th Oct

F.No.3/1/2015-JCA   Government of India    Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
North Block, New Delhi                                               Dated 5th October 2015


Monday, October 5, 2015

Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for Railway staff

Payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of 2500/- P.M. to Rs.3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. Also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Indian Railways Maharajas’ Express flagged off for new tourist season; check

Indian railways Maharajas’ Express, the world’s leading luxury train, chugged out of a Delhi station on Sunday on a royal odyssey to take its patrons across the famed ‘Golden Triangle’, signaling the beginning of its first journey of the new tourist season.

SCRA: Railways favour scrapping of special classes apprentice exam

NEW DELHI: Railways has decided to close down the Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination (SCRA).

Started in 1927, the SCRA, one of the oldest programme in India involved selection of about 30 candidates by the UPSC to the undergraduate programme in Mechanical Engineering at the Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (IRIMEE) at Jamalpur.

Friday, October 2, 2015

High speed rail project signals new phase of Sino-US ties

China’s ties with the United States are quietly moving to the next level, signaled by a high-speed rail contract and a string of hi-end investments that could help Beijing's transition towards an innovation based economy.

Mysuru-Bengaluru track doubling to be completed by March

Shifting of Tipu’s armoury may take time

2 railway cops caught while taking bribe from tea-vendor

Nagpur, Oct 1: The anti-corruption wing of CBI has arrested two officers of Railway Protection Force for allegedly demanding and accepting bribe of Rs 5,000 from a tea vendor.

Strike on 23rd November postponed.

National Joint Council of Action in the meeting on 30.09.15 at New Delhi decided to defer the Indefinite Strike from 23rd November 2015 to FEB 2016. Since 7th CPC is likely to submit their report by December and Govt may not take any decision due to Bihar election.

Loco pilot, deputy exchange blows inside the engine

An altercation between a Loco Pilot and an Assistant Loco Pilot on board a diesel locomotive at Tiruchi Junction led to a fisticuff between them with both of them sustaining injuries.

50 cm rail track missing near Lucknow, train mishap averted near Mohanlalganj

LUCKNOW: A major train mishap was today averted near Mohanlalganj, on the outskirts of the state capital, due to alertness of Prayag-Lucknow passenger train driver when he noticed 50 cm rail track missing.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Is Cheque Bouncing a Crime?

Can one pin-point an evil mind in all cases of cheque bouncing?

There are two types of cases that come before our courts of justice. There are civil litigation cases and those that involve crimes. The trial courts are different for these two types of cases. Civil courts are presided over by judges. Criminal courts have magistrates deciding over crime matters. Of course, in smaller towns, the distinction gets blurred.

European Trade Union Confederation Urges Revamp of Asylum Rules

European Trade Union Confederation Urges Revamp of Asylum Rules

Do not ignore constructive role of trade unions'

'Do not ignore constructive role of trade unions'
by Elamaram Kareem (State general secretary, CITU)

Conservatives plan trade union movement of their own to win over “moderate” workers

Deputy chairman Rob Halfon argues that militant unionists alienate many members who have sympathy with Tory party policies