Aug 31, 2017

RBE No -.109/2017 - Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government Abolition of Allowances.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(P&A)l-2017/Vll CPC/AL-1
PC-VII No.47
RBE No.109/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government Abolition of Allowances.

RBE No. 112/2017 - Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(P&A)l-2017/SP-1/WS-1
PC-VII No.50
RBE No. 112/2017
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
The General Managers and Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub: Implementation of recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission accepted by the Government — relating to grant of PCO Allowance to staff of Production Control Organization.

RBE No. - 106 /2017 - Revision of the Rates of Breakdown Allowance

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S.No.PC-VII/ 51
RBE No.106 /2017.
No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-1
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2017.
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
Subject: Revision of the rates of Breakdown Allowance.
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Breakdown Allowance, the Board have decided that the rates of Breakdown Allowance indicated in this Ministry’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2007/FE-4/3 dated 25-9-2009 and further revised vide Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-2011/SP-1/Misc.1 dated 13.06.2011 and No.E(P&A)I-2014/SP-1/Genl.2 dated 19.05.2014 may be revised as under :-

EMPLOYEE NEWS & 7th CPC: 7th Pay Commission: Raise Minimum Pay To Rs 25,000...

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UK railway news round-up

London Waterloo fully reopened on August 29 following what Network Rail described as ‘one of the largest and most complex upgrades in the station’s history'. However owing to ‘safety critical work to test the signalling taking slightly longer than planned’ following a collision on August 15, there was extensive disruption during the day. ‘The work we have completed in 3½ weeks this August will benefit passengers for decades to come’, said Route Managing Director Becky Lumlock. ‘Over the next 16 months we’ll turn our attention to the final stages of the redevelopment of the former International Terminal. We’ll be working behind the scenes so that we can, by the end of next year, permanently bring the five extra platforms back into use for what will become a modern, high frequency commuter terminal fit for the

Entroncamento – Badajoz passenger service reinstated

PORTUGAL: National operator CP reinstated a daily return passenger service on the 141 km Eastern Line between Entroncamento and the Spanish city of Badajoz on August 29, using Allan diesel railcars built in the 1950s and refurbished by EMEF Contumil in the early 2000s.

World rail freight news round-up

Nordic Investment Bank and Latvian Railways have agreed a €22·8m 12-year loan to finance an ongoing project for LDz Ritošā Sastāva Serviss to rebuild 14 twin-section 2M62Us locomotives into Type 2M62UM locos. The replacement of the engines, electrical systems and most above-floor components is expected to extend their lifetime by 30 years and comply with EU Stage IIIA emissions standards.

Ministry of Railways Signs two Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) with Swiss Confederation (Switzerland)


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Two MoUs have been signed in the course of the visit of President of the Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Doris Leuthard to India on today i.e.31.8.2017 between Ministry of Railways and Swiss Confederation.

The first MoU is between Ministry of Railways and Federal Department of the Environment, Transport and Communications of the Swiss Confederation for technical cooperation in Rail Sector. This was signed in the presence of Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi and President of the Swiss Confederation, Mrs. Doris Leuthard by Shri Ashwani Lohani, Chairman Railway Board and Dr. Andreas Baum, Swiss Ambassador to India.

Written examination schedule of Goods Guard PB-1 Rs. 5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs. 2800 (Level -5 in 7th CPC) against 15% LDCE quota of Operation department

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Screening of Medically Decategorised employees for alternative employment on Medical Grounds

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Selection to the post of Goods Guard with GP 2800/- against 60% Promotional/General Selection Quota.

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Provisional Seniority of SSE/Bridge - Engg Dept

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दिनांक 31.08.2017 को मण्डल कार्यालय हबीबगंज में आयोजित सामान्य सेवा निवृति कार्यक्रम

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IRCTC Refund Rules - Refund Policy - Cancellation Charges & Hours

Refund Rules and TDR Filing w.e.f. 12-NOVEMBER-2015

Authority:- Railway Board letter No.TCII/2003/2015/Refund Policy/1 dated 06-Nov-2015

The Gazette Of India Notification Dated 04-Nov-2015.

SER TO RUN ONE PAIR OF HOWRAH-THIRUVANANTHAPURAM SPECIAL

To clear extra rush of passengers o­n the eve of o­nam Festival, South Eastern Railway will run o­ne pair Special Train between Howrah-Thiruvananthapuram-Howrah leaving Howrah o­n 02.09.17 and leaving Thiruvananthapuram o­n 05.09.17.

The Special Train (02508) leaving Howrah at 01.05 hrs o­n 02.09.17 will reach Thiruvananthapuram at 22.35 hrs the next day. In the opposite direction, the Special Train (02507) will leave Thiruvananthapuram at 17:00 hrs o­n 05.09.17 arriving Howrah at 13:55 hrs o­n 07.09.17. 

The Special train will have o­ne AC-3 Tier, twelve Sleeper Class, o­ne Composite Coach and three General Second Class coaches.
Source - SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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TODAY’S SRI JAGANNATH EXPRESS AND JNANESWARI EXPRESS CANCELLED


Due to late running of Down train, the following SER trains will remain cancelled today (31.08.17) from Howrah:-

·18409 Howrah-Puri Sri Jagannath Express scheduled to leave Howrah o­n 31.08.17 will remain cancelled.

·12102 Howrah-LTT Jnaneswari Express scheduled to leave Howrah o­n 31.08.17 will remain cancelled.
Source - SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

RESCHEDULING OF TRAIN SERVICES


Due to dislocation of train services caused by floods in Mumbai area, the following train services are rescheduled as given below.


1.Train No.16348 Mangalore Central – Thiruvananthapuram Central express, scheduled to leave Mangalore Central at 14.20 hrs. on 31.08.2017, has been rescheduled to leave Mangalore Central at 17.45 hrs. o­n 31.08.2017due to late running of pairing train.

2.Train No.11022 Tirunelveli – Dadar express, scheduled to leave Tirunelveli at 14.55 hrs. on 31.08.2017, has been rescheduled to leave Tirunelveli at 23.00 hrs. o­n 01.09.2017 due to late running of pairing train.

Network Rail reopens Waterloo station after upgrade works



Network Rail has completely reopened Waterloo station in the UK following a series of complex upgrade works that lasted for nearly three and a half weeks.

The modernisation works form part of the £800m Waterloo and South West Upgrade, which included the extension of platforms one to four in order to accommodate longer ten-car trains.

The programme is expected to increase overall capacity at the station by 30% by December next year and support additional 45,000 passengers during peak hours.

India, Swiss Confederation to sign MoU on railway infrastructure


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The President of the Swiss Confederation, Doris Leuthard, on Thursday said that both countries will sign trade agreements and a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on railway infrastructure.

Leuthard said this after she was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhavan as she arrived in New Delhi on her three-day visit to India.

She also said her visit would give a boost to the Indo-Swiss ties as both countries have 70 years of friendship.

‘City needs ring rail to cope with jams’


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PATNA: The state government should tie up with railways to build a dedicated circular rail or ring rail service for the state capital to cope with the increasing traffic pressure on its roads, experts feel.

Former chief engineer and railways expert G N Sahay said a circular rail or ring rail service in Patna and its adjoining areas would offload traffic pressure on the streets, which have already reached saturation points. Traffic snarls and road jams have become a daily routine for Patna, causing immense hardships to the common people and office-goers, he said.

German security authorities warn of terror threat to railway services



Rescue members work at the site of the train derailment at the Dortmund Central Railway Station in Dortmund, Germany, on May 1, 2017. Two persons were slightly injured in the train derailment in Dortmund, a city in Germany's state of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

BERLIN, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- The German Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) issued a warning on Wednesday that radical Islamists were increasingly planning to target railway services in Western countries.

Take a 50-second ride on tiny railway Angels Flight, reopening in Los Angeles this weekend



After four years of renovations, the Los Angeles Times reports one of the world’s shortest railway is set to open again this week.

Angels Flight in Los Angeles is a historic funicular that first opened in 1901. Billed as a tourist novelty, it was often used by local workers traveling to jobs in downtown L.A. However, it closed in the 1960s and the two cars, Sinai and Olivet, spent 27 years in storage. In 1996, Angels Flight opened once again and operated between Hill Street and Olive Street, just a half block from its original location.

Digha train: Railways spends Rs 72 lakh, earns only Rs 5,000



PATNA: It may sound strange, but the railways on Tuesday admitted that it spends Rs72 lakh and earns only Rs5,640 annually by running a train on Patna-Digha route. Though the train service has been temporally suspended for a few days because of some technical works going on platform number 2 of Patna Junction, it causes traffic snarls on Bailey Road crossing around 10am and 4pm during peak hours, daily.

ER emerges champion in the 40th All India Railways Bridge Championship


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Eastern Railway (ER) emerged champion in the 40th All India Railways Bridge Championship organized by South Eastern Railway Sports Association concluded this afternoon at BNR Officers' Club, Garden Reach

South Eastern Railway bagged runners up. The third position was secured by Central Railway.

Another jolt to Railways, Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express detaches from engine




The bogies of Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express were today separated from the engine after a clipping was reportedly broken at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh.

The bogies of Howrah-Dehradun Doon Express were today separated from the engine after a clipping was reportedly broken at Jaunpur in Uttar Pradesh. 

Zambia creates a Railway Development Agency


Government says it has created a Railway Development Agency ( RDA) to facilitate the separation of railway infrastructure and maintenance from railway operations.

Minister of Transport and Communications Brian Mushimba says this is aimed at allowing Zambia Railways Limited ( ZRL ) to focus on running its business operations competitively and in a sustainable manner being bogged down into costly maintenance of the permanent way.

NHRC directs railway board to pay Rs 4 lakh compensation


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CUTTACK: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has recommended chairman of Railway Board to pay a compensation of Rs 4 lakh to Benudhar Bhoi who has lost his leg after allegedly falling from running train in Bhadrak in 2009 .

The commission has directed Railways to pay the compensation amount to the victim and submit its compliance report within eight weeks.

SAIL, INDIAN RAILWAYS INK LTTC AGREEMENT


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Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and Indian Railways have entered into a strategic agreement on Long Term Tariff Contract (LTTC) on Tuesday, a Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) press release informed.

The agreement was signed in the presence of senior officers of Railways and SAIL in the office of CCM of South Eastern Railway in Kolkata.

Meghalaya: Centre exudes confidence to bring railway to Shillong



SHILLONG, Aug 30, 2017: While the railway issue in the state continues to be dragged from one end to another, there seems to be no end to the political blame game over the issue especially at a time when the state is set to go to polls next year.

Minister of State for Railway Rajen Gohain on Wednesday expressed confidence that the project will see the light of the day post 2018 Assembly polls with the BJP coming to power while condemning the state government for ‘lack of interest’ on the issue.

Police constable's body found on railway track



A 50-year-old police constable was found dead on the railway track near Miryalaguda railway station in Nalgonda district on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was identified as T Srinivas Chary and the identity card found nearby confirmed that the constable was a resident of Nalgonda.

He had been working with Traffic police station at Miryalaguda town. However, whether the cause of death is a suicide or an accident is yet to be known.

Source - Thehansindia

Indian Railways – a need to infuse capital investment



Railways have been cheapest, safest and comfortable mode of travel and one may always prefer the same over other mode of travel. The railways also fulfills social obligations and provide concessions to freedom fighters, gallantry award winners, senior citizen, patients suffering from particular illness, quarterly/monthly season pass etc.

Railways contractors strike work including track maintenance. Is passenger safety being compromised?


Indian Railways contractors are protesting against government's decision to impose 12 per cent GST on services by way of construction, erection, commissioning and installation with retrospective effect.

Though the work has come to a halt at under-construction bridges, the worst affected are the railway tracks whose maintenance has been outsourced to private contractors.

India-Bangladesh railway line to be commissioned by 2018


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Agartala, Aug 30: The new India-Bangladesh railway project along Tripura would be commissioned by next year-end and would be operational by January 2019, officials said here on Wednesday.
Senior officials of India and Bangladesh held a two-day meeting in Dhaka on Sunday and Monday, and visited the proposed locations of the railway project on Wednesday.
“The Dhaka meeting has decided to commission the Agartala (India)-Akhaura (Bangladesh) railway project by next year-end and it would be operational by January 2019,” Tripura Transport Secretary Samarjit Bhowmik said here.

Mumbai: Railway police rescues over 1000 stranded commuters



Mumbai: The city saw major efforts taken by more than sixty railway police officials who rescued the stranded commuters until Wednesday morning. At least 1000 railway commuters were rescued from the trains by the railway police team in a 12- hour- long operation.

The teams of railway police consisting of at least four officers were present on the spot where the trains were marooned between Sion and Kurla stations due to waterlogging. On Wednesday, the rescue operated began at 5pm. The officers waded through waist deep water in order to rescue the stranded passengers inside the train. “Due to continuous heavy rains, it was difficult for our rescue team to wade through waist deep water. We managed to rescue the passengers after taking assistance from fire brigade,” said Samadhan Pawar of GRP.

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How One Man’s Timely Action Saved 1,200 Railway Passengers



It was around 6:30 in the morning when motorman Ravindra Singh realised that the rail tracks ahead were severely damaged.

One man’s timely action saved the lives of 1,200 passengers aboard the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto Express that derailed near Asangaon on Tuesday morning.

It was around 6:30 in the morning when motorman Ravindra Singh realised that the rail tracks ahead were severely damaged.

13 railway employees sacked for Utkal Express derailment



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Among those sacked are 11 gangmen, one ironsmith and a junior engineer
They were workers in the Kathauli section where the accident took place
More than 20 people were killed in the accident

NEW DELHI: Services of 13 railway employees were on Wednesday terminated for gross negligence that led to the August 19 train derailment in which more than 20 people were killed.

Among those sacked are 11 gangmen, one ironsmith and a junior engineer, the railway ministry said.

Railways cancels 16 long distance trains due to waterlogging in parts of Maharashtra; check out list

The Indian Railways has cancelled 16 trains beginning their journey on August 30, 31 and September 1 to Maharashtra as many railway tracks are still under water due to the heavy downpour.

The Indian Railways has cancelled 16 trains beginning their journey on August 30, 31 and September 1 to Maharashtra as many railway tracks are still under water.

Clarification sought by M/o (Railway Board) regarding holding of Gate meeting/demonstrations within premises of Govt. Building by the unrecognized union


Orders Of Chairman, Railway Board, Regarding Corruption, Protocol and other related aspects - Reg.



Aug 30, 2017

एक के बाद एक रेल हादसों पर बोले रेलवे यूनियन के अध्यक्ष, बताई हादसों की बड़ी वजह

देश भर में लगातार हो रहे रेल हादसों की बड़ी वजह रेलवे के संरक्षा विभाग में कर्मचारियों का न होना है। यह बात रेलवे यूनियन के अध्‍यक्ष ने कही। उनका कहना है कि कर्मचारी ओवरटाइम कर रहे हैं। ऐसे में मानवीय भूल को कैसे रोका जा सकता है। 

BREAKING NEWS SPECIAL: ओबीसी आरक्षण की ढाई दशक पुरानी विसंगति दूर

BREAKING NEWS SPECIAL: ओबीसी आरक्षण की ढाई दशक पुरानी विसंगति दूरजागरण ब्यूरो, नई दिल्ली। ओबीसी के बीच पकड़ मजबूत करने में जुटी मोदी सरकार इस कोटे में विसंगतियों को दूर करने की लगातार कोशिश कर रही है। इसके तहत सरकार ने सार्वजनिक क्षेत्र के उपक्रमों, बैंकों और अन्य वित्तीय संस्थानों में ओबीसी में क्रीमीलेयर की पहचान में चली आ रही गड़बड़ी को दुरुस्त कर दिया है। इन संस्थानों में सरकार के समकक्ष क्रीमीलेयर पदों की स्पष्ट परिभाषा नहीं होने के कारण उच्च पदों पर बैठे अधिकारियों के बच्चे भी ओबीसी को मिलने वाले आरक्षण का लाभ उठा रहे थे।

उत्‍कल हादसा: आजतक के स्टिंग का हुआ असर, 13 कर्मचारियों को रेलवे ने किया बर्खास्त - आजतकacc



खतौली मुजफ्फरनगर में हुए उत्‍कल एक्‍सप्रेस हादसे पर आजतक के स्टिंग का जोरदार असर हुआ है. रेलवे ने खतौली में हुए उत्‍कल एक्‍सप्रेस हादसे के दिन ड्यूटी पर तैनात 13 कर्मचारियों को बर्खास्त कर दिया है. आजतक के स्टिंग में स्टेशन मास्टर का खुलासा परेशान कर देने वाला था. उनके खोले गए राज की तह में जाने के लिए आजतक ने जूनियर इंजीनियर मेंटेनेंस से सवाल जवाब किए. जेई ने स्टेशन मास्टर से भी सनसनीखेज खुलासे किए. उसने बताया कि पटरी तो सुबह से ही टूटी पड़ी थी. उसने स्टेशन मास्टर से लेकर दिल्ली कंट्रोल तक को लिखित में बता दिया था कि किसी भी समय ट्रेन पलट सकती है. हालांकि उसके अनुसार इस चेतावनी को सबने नजरअंदाज कर दिया.

Filling up of vacancies of Trackmaintainer - SSE/P.Way/O/RNR

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Turan Express launches subsidised Almaty passenger services


Turan Express has begun operating local passenger services from Kapshagai and Uzynagash to Almaty.
KAZAKHSTAN: Private company Turan Express has begun operating local passenger services from Kapshagai and Uzynagash to Almaty on behalf of the city authority.

Following the failure of two privately funded attempts to introduce services on Almaty – Kapshagai corridor, the local authority decided to call tenders for the operation of a subsidised service in the hope it would reduce car travel, with an estimated 200 000 cars now entering Almaty from surrounding settlements every day. The five-year contract is worth 354m tenge for the period from the launch on August 16 until the end of the year, and 3·4bn tenge in 2018-21.

Caledonian Sleeper coaches ready for testing

CAF coaches for Caledonian Sleeper services.


UK: The first five of the 75 coaches that CAF is building for Caledonian Sleeper services between Scotland and London have arrived at the Velim test centre in the Czech Republic, where they will undergo several weeks of dynamic testing.

How Central Railway worked to restore line


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When the Nagpur-Mumbai Duronto derailed early on Tuesday near its destination, the first reports did not mention the cause: a landslip under the tracks caused by heavy rains.

But that small landslip set the stage for the day as torrential monsoon rains gradually brought Mumbai down to its knees and led to the cancellation of scores of trains—not just those affected by the Duronto’s derailment—and flights in and out of India’s financial capital.

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