NFIR – Reckoning Grade Pay Rs. 4200/Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as Grade Pay for Granting Financial up Gradation under MACPS to Station Masters category in Railways
Registration No.: RTU/Nnn/31/2012
National Federation of India Railywaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workoer’s Federation (ITF)
No. IB//MACPS/09/Part I I
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Reckoning Grade Pay Rs. 4200/Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as Grade Pay for granting financial up gradation under MACPS to Station Masters category in Railways-reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 15/2017.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016 [Annexure-B Note 2/RBE No. 93/2016]
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10/06/2009.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/MACPS/2009/Part II dated 28/08/2017 & 04/01/2018.
Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to NFIR’s PNM item No. 15/2017, demanding reckoning of GP 4200/Level 6 as emtry grade pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category. The agenda item, when discussed on 13/14.11.2017, the Official Side conveyed that the matter was under examination in Board’s office.
The Federation has however come across with a letter issued by the Railway Board vide No. PC-V/2009/ACP/5/CR dated 11/12/2017, wherein clarification has been sent to the GM, Central Railway that reckoning GP 4200/- as entry grade pay for the purpose of MACPS is not feasible of acceptance, as this view has been taken by the Railway Board with reference to Item No.31 of Board’s letter No.PC-V/99/1/1/1 dated 19/02/2002.
Federation howeveer contends that the post of ASM in GP 2800/- stood abolished and upgraded to GP 4200/- through merger, pursuant to acceptance of recommendation of the 7th CPC. The designation of the ASM in GP 2800/- has also been abolished altogether. Secondly, the point of regference vide Board’s letter dated 19/02/2002 (Item No.31) is not at all relevant in this case and on the other hand the condition mentioned in para 5 of Annexure to Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10/06/2009 is relevant and needed to be followed.
NFIR therefore requests the Railway Board to consider the above facts and issue instruction to the Zonal Railways to grant 3rd financial upgradation to the Station Masters in pay Level – 9 on completion of 30 years of regular service duly treating Grade Pay 4200/- as entry grade.
Copy of the instruction issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)