Payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the important safety categories
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/Allowance 2016/Part II
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Sub: Payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the important safety categories — inclusion of fresh categories within the ambit of Risk and Hardship Allowance -NFIR proposals-reg.
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s Order vide letter No.ERB-1/2019/23/09 dated 11/02/2019 and 20/02/2019.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-VII/2019/1/7/5/1 dated 26/03/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC (Imp)/Allowance 2016/Part II dated 08/4/2019 addressed to the Convener of EDs Committee & EDPC-II, Railway Board and copy endorsed to the Members of the Committee.
Affiliates attention is invited to NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC (hnp)/Allowance 2016/Part II dated 08/04/2019 (10 Pages) wherein large number of categories for who Risk and Hardship Allowance is required to be extended has been covered.
Today the 1st Meeting of EDs Committee was held at Pragati Maidan (Railway Board’s Office) at 15:30 hrs in which NFIR President Shri Guman Singh participated. In the preliminary meeting, the Committee noted that NFIR has already sent its proposal covering large number of categories besides representations. However, the Committee decided that the Federations may give further inputs/justification, covering remaining categories for whom Risk and Hardship Allowance is required to be granted. The next meeting of the Committee may take place during the 1st week of May, 2019.
The affiliates are, therefore, advised to please go through the contents of Federation’s proposal dated 08th April, 2019 and furnish categories if any, which are required to be included with proper justification for the purpose of proposing to bring them within the ambit of Risk and Hardship Allowance. Affiliates may please note that they should avail this opportunity to give full details with regard to the element of Risk and Hardship involved in various other categories also so that fruitful deliberations can take place for preparing final report with positive recommendations for bringing all such categories within the ambit of Risk and Hardship Matrix according to the gravity of Risk and Hardship of each category.
The inputs/suggestions/proposals should reach Federation’s Office latest by 25th April, 2019, treating this as priority item. Adequate publicity should also be ensured on the contents of Federation’s proposal dated 08/04/2019 to the EDs Committee.