Serial Circulars 2020

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86/2020 Periodic Review of Railway employees for strengthening of administration under Fundamental Rule FR 56 (j)(1) {Rules 1802(a)/1803(a)/1804(a) of IREC VoI.II, 1987 Edition.
85/2020 Filling up of posts in ongoing electrification projects undertaken by CORE.
84/2020 Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund -Chapter 8 of Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume - I , 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition - 2003)

Modification in the 'All India Leave Travel Concession' (AIL TC)Scheme to facilitate unblocking of Privilege Pass Account in exceptional circumstances.


Rate of Interest to be charged on advance for purchase of Computer during 2020-21.


Protection of pay in respect of candidates from PSUs, Universities,Autonomous bodies, etc. on their appointment to Central Government posts on Direct Recruitment basis - reg.


Protection of pay to the Central Government Servant consequent to appointment to a new post in different service or cadre in Central Government, through direct recruitment where either higher duties and responsibilities are involved or not, as the case may be, under FR-22-B(1) (Rule 1315 of IREC VoI.II, in the7th CPC scenario -regarding.


Grant of disability pension, comprising service element and disability element to pre-2006 disability pensioners, who were boarded out from service, with less than 10 years of qualifying service, due to an injury, disability, attributable to Govt.service - regarding.


Grant of promotion with retrospective effect to the empanelied selected staff against vacancies - reg.


Relaxation of Rule 96 of Railway Services (Pension) Rules , 1993 for payment of provisional Family Pension on death of a Government Servant during service - regarding.


Mobility of personnel amongst Central/State & Autonomous Bodies while working under Pensionable establishments - regarding.

75/2020 Guidelines for e-Privilege Pass/PTO Module of HRMS.

Clarification regarding educational qualification for promotion to the post of Jr.Clerk (Office Clerk) in Level-2 against 16 2/3/0 quota.


Provisional release of retirement benefits as per Rule 91 of RailwayServices (Pension) Rules, 1993 - regarding.

72/2020 Policy of Appointment of TADK on the Railways

Clarification regarding reckoning of Additional Post Allowance (APA) for DA/HRA under 7th CPC

70/2020 Cancellation of Periodical Transfers of the staff.

Permission to retain Railway quarters at previous place of posting byRailway personnel on posting to Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli.


State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2020-21 (lst July, 2020 - 30th September, 2020).


Dispensing with the requirement of BSR code of Bank from the pension claim forms - regarding


Revised admissibility to travel by Taxi/reimbursement of Taxi hirecharges for using one's own car for local official journeys at or nearHeadquarters.


Regulation of pension and other retirement benefits of Railwayservants who were on Extraordinay leave/unauthorized absence/suspension as on 01.01.2016 and retired/died thereafter without joining duty - regarding.


Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners inimplementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission - Concordance Table Corrigendum -regarding


General Departmental Competitive Examination (GDCE) for fillingup of 25/0 net direct recruitment quota vacancies in Group 'C' categories - Extension of currency upto 31.03.2022.

62/2020 Review of policy regarding re-engagement of Group 'C' staff.

Guidelines for air travel on Official Tours; sending requests throughe-mail only.

60/2020 Selection trials for recruitment against sports quota.

One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation inview of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Extension of validity period of Complimentary Card Passes (CCPs)issued to the recipients of Gallantry Awardees (both Police and Defence) - reg

57/2020 Recommendations of Central Pay Commission-Grant of Conveyance Allowance at revised rates to Medical Officers.
56/2020 Extension of Passes/PTOs consequent to  national lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Mode of filling up the posts of Section Controller - Amendment of Para 125 of IREM Vol.1 - reg.


Extension in timelines for generation of PAR and submission of self appraisal for PAR year 2019-20 - reg.


Grant of annual increment due on 1" July to the employees retiring on 30th June of the year.

52/2020 Filling up the post of Instructors in recognized Training Institutes -clarification - reg. - corrigendum.
51/2020 One time relaxation for retention of railway accommodation in view of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
50/2020 Dress Allowance to Nursing Personnel - clarification regarding.

Clarification on restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35 (Rule 1329,IREC Vol.11) in the context of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

48/2020  Cancellation of Periodical Transfers of the staff.
47/2020  Forwarding of MSDEs Notification regarding - clarification on payment of stipend to apprentices and reimbursement of stipends to establishments under NAPS during COVID-19 lockdown.
46/2020  Exclusion of the lock down period while adhering to the timelines in various administrative and quasi judicial processes.
45/2020  Freezing of Dearness Allowance to R a i l way Employees and Dearness Relief to Railway Pensioners at current rates till July 2021,
44/2020 State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2020-2021 (1" April, 2020 to 3oth June, 2020).
43/2020 Referring the cases to RRT for advice under Rule 24(2) of Railway Services (Discipline & Appeal ) Rules, 1968 - Clarification.
42/2020 Complaint regarding issuance of passes indicating the type of Disability.
41/2020 Grant of Special Casual Leave t o Gazetted/Non-Gazetted for absence due to Bandh, Curfew & other disturbances -Correction slip No.8 to the MSOP, 2018- Delegation of powers.
40/2020  Amendment to sub-rule (3) (i) & (ii) of Rule 13 and sub-rule (4) of Rule 13 of Railway Service (Conduct) Rules, 1966.

Counting of service on joining new service in State Government/Central Government/Autonomous Body for the benefit of gratuity in respect of Railway employees covered under National Pension System (NPS).


Inclusion of Officers promoted on the basis of Sports achievements in Trial Committee.


Coverage under Railway Services (Pension) Rules, 1993, in place of National Pension System, of those Railway employees whose selection for appointment was finalized before 01.01.2004 but who joined Railway service on or after 01.01.2004.

36/2020 Grant of  financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Masters.

Discontinuance of Direct Recruitment to the posts of Senior Section Engineers (SSEs) - clarification reg.

34/2020 Consolidated guidelines regarding Modification of Assured Carrer Progression scheme for Railway employees.

Operation of New Post Based Roster for birect Recruitment for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Economically Weaker Sections - Clarification regarding.


Amendment in the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules. 1986 (Second Edition -1993) [RSPR-19861 to provide for issuance of Passes/PTOs in digitized/electronic mode.


Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for Railway Employees - Clarification regarding.


Fixation of pay of running staff on promotion in the 6th CPC Pay structure.


Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 - Clarification regarding fixation of pay under Rule 13 on promotion in various situations where feeder and promotional categories lie in same level in the Pay Matrix.


Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers posted to EastCentral Railway.


Fixation of initial pay of Nursing Cadre in the revised pay structure- Circulation of fixation of  Tables reg.


State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2019-20 (January, 2020 - March, 2020)


Interest Rate on House Building Advance (HBA) for Railway Employees.


Norms/procedure for promotion in the unified cadre of Track  Maintainer - Clarification.


 CVC/CVO advice in Vigilance and CBI case

22/2020 Clarification of grant of advanced increments to sports persons.
21/2020 Clarification of grant of advance incentive increments to sports persons.


Selection for the post of Staff & Welfare Inspector against 35% LDCE quota - clarification reg. Educational Qualification.


Fixation of Pay in case of employees transferred to a lower post on their own request under rule 227 (a) (2) of IREC Vol.1 (FR-15(a)) and subsequently promoted to higher post in, the ,new unit- clarification-reg


Stepping up of pay of lnoo bqector~ appointed prior to 01.01.2006 at par with their junior appointed after 01.01.2006 and drawing more p y t b the seniors.


Reckoning of Charge Allowance for the purpose of revision of Pension of Pre-2016 retirees in terms of 7th CPC recommendations -reg..


Clarification on restriction of Officiating Pay under FR-35(Rule1329 IREC Vol.11) in the context of RS(RP)Rules,2016.


Grant of Honorarium to the Inquiry Officer (10) and Presenting Officer (PO) for conducting Departmental Inquiries in cases other than Vigilance Investigation.


Grant of Additional Benefits on death/disability of Government servants covered under National Pension System (NPS)- reg.


Re-engagement of retired employees in exigencies of service.


Retention of Railway accommodation by Railway officers/staff on their deputation to National Capital Region Transport Corporation (NCRTC).


Permission to retain Railway accommodation at the place of posting by Railway officers /staff going on deputation to Joint Venture Companies ( JVs) set up in partnership with Ministry of Railways.


Grant of Special Casual Leave to the Railway employees for Mountaineering/training cum trekking expeditions for 30 days in a calendar year.


Grant of Special Casual Leave to the Railway employees for Mountaineeringhraining cum trekking expeditions for 30 days in a calendar year.


Amendment to IREM Volume I - Advance Correction Slip No.271.


Accident Free service award to the employee retired after 01.01.2016.


Filling up of non-gazetted posts on Railways - Classification of posts  as Safety Categories in Electrical and Mechanical Departments.


Compassionate Ground Appointment as Sr.Section Engineer (SSE).


Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Case of second wife and her wards.


Enhancement of  stipend rates for Act Apprentice Act.1961 and amendments in the  Apprenticeship rules-Gazetted Notification-25.9.19


Recruitment of Men football players on Indian Railways


Extension of validity period of Complimentary Card Passes to the recipients of President's Police Medal for Gallantry Awardees.


Date of next Increment under Rule [10] of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules,2016-regarding.