Issuing special passes for railway employees who are disabled persons (RBE No.132/2019)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 09.08.2019
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.
Sub: Issue of Special Passes to Railway Servants who are Persons with Disability to participate in Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Trainings for skill development organized under the aegis of Staff Benefit Fund.
Ref: (i) National Federation of Indian Railwaymen’s (NFIR) letter No.II.28/ Pt.VI dated 26.01.2018.
(ii) Board’s letter No. E(W)2014/FU-1/1 dated 30.07.2014.
(iii) Board’s letter No. E(G)2015 LE 1-15 dated 15.06.2015.
It has been brought to the notice of Board by NFIR that Railway Servants who are Persons with Disability (PwD) are presently required to avail their own Privilege Passes for attending the Programmes/Camps conducted for them under the aegis of Staff Benefit Fund (SBF). The matter has been examined.
2. It has been observed that in terms of Board’s letter cited under Ref.(ii) above, conduct of Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Trainings for developing occupational skills of the PwD employees is admissible under SBF and, moreover, in terms of instructions contained in Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No. 28016/02/2007- Estt (A) dated 20.03.2008, as circulated vide Board’s letter cited under Ref.(iii), participation of PwD employees in the Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Trainings for their development is to be facilitated.
3. Keeping the above in view, it has been decided that PwD Railway Servants may be issued Special Passes to participate in Conferences/Workshops/Seminars/Trainings that are organized under the aegis of SBF for their development. The Class of the pass will be same as on privilege account. However, such facility will not be permissible for Camps.
Dy. Director Estt.(Welfare)-I
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