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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Family Identity Cards to retiring/retired railway employees: Railway Board Order

RBE No. 12/2016
No. E(W) 2003/PS 5-8/1
New Delhi, Dated 29.01.2016

The General Managers(P)
The General Managers(Commercial),
All Indian Railways.
Sub: Family Identity Cards to retiring/retired railway employees.
Ref: Board’s letter of even No. dated 16.03.2015.

In terms of Board’s letter cited under reference, Family Identity Cards (FICS) are to be issued to retiring/retired railway employees and the Widows of railway employees with life time validity.

2. The issue of simplification of FIGS, presently in the form of a booklet, was considered and with the approval of Board, it has been decided that individual FICs should be issued to the retiring/retired railway officials and the Widows of railway employees in the form of computer printed and laminated cards on the model enclosed as Annexure-L As it is stipulated in the Pass Rules that the Railway Administration should issue FIC, for the first time simplified FICs may be issued. free of cost. However, issue of duplicate FICs should be on receipt of a written request, accompanied by a copy of FIR filed on loss of the card and payment @ Rs.25/- per card.
3. The Railways should commence issue of individual FICs within 2 months from the date at of issue of these instructions. It has also been decided that in order to avoid any rush, FICs in the booklet form issued till March 2015 with 7 years validity may be replaced free of cost with individual FICS as and when they become due for renewal. However, if any retired official requests for individual FICs in lieu of old FIC before the expiry of validity, such requests may not be denied and individual FICs should be issued free of cost treating it as renewal. In case of officials who retired after April 2015 and got an FIC with life time validity, they may be allowed to get it replaced with individual FICs, free of cost, as per their convenience. FICs in the booklet form will, however, continue as a valid identity proof for travel on PRCP till its replacement with individual FICs in due course so that pensioners do not face any problem while travelling. Individual FICs for travel on Widow Passes may also be issued on the same model. 

4.  The following instructions issued vide Board’s letter ' of even no. dated 04.06.2003 would continue to be in force:-

(i) The identity card should be carried by the spouse/dependent children during journey and produced on demand by the Ticket Checking Staff.

(ii) The FICs, Will be issued by the office from where the employees retired.

(iii) ‘ In case of retired employees/Widows drawing Post-retirement Complimentary Pass/Widow Pass from an office other than the office where the original FIC was issued, the renewal of the PIC shall be done by the authority who is issuing the pass to the applicant. For the purpose of renewal, the applicant shall submit the old FIC based on which renewal will be done.
(iv) Any addition in the PIC shall be done only by the office who issued the FIC for the first time. Renewing authorities shall have no power to carry out any addition in FIC. However, deletion of eligible member in FIC on account of death, marriage of daughter, etc. may be allowed on request.

5. Aadhaar No., if available may be incorporated in the FICs as indicated in the format. Necessary action may be taken by the Railways accordingly.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Sunil Kumar)
Director Establishment(Welfare)
Railway Board

Encl: Annexure-I.



Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(W)/2016/RBE_12_2016.pdf

Seventh Pay Commission: PMO orders to speed up process

New Delhi, Feb 6: This will definitely cheer up all the central government employees who are disappointed at the moment as government is delaying the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission. Sources say that after One Rank One Pension, notification for 7th CPC could be released in coming months.
Reportedly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ordered officials to speed up review process so that it could be implemented soon. Modi has asked Committee of Secretaries to provide maximum benefits to central staff.
Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha headed empowered committee which was appointed to overview whole process has been told to accept pay commission's recommendations without diluting them.
PMO wants committee to review all the recommendations as soon as possible, so that Cabinet could take final decision over the same.
One of the officials was quoted by the Express News as saying, "The committee has been told to address the genuine concerns raised by stakeholders and accommodate their demands as much as possible. Although, there is indication that the committee may suggest some changes keeping in mind representations from middle and junior level, the decision will be taken after consultations with all the stakeholders. The entire process will take a couple of months".
Meanwhile, reports also say that in coming months, notification for 7th pay commission could be issue. A Finance Ministry source was quoted by news reports as saying, "One Rank One Pension (OROP) is now going to be implemented after notification. Hence Finance Ministry will issue the notification of ‘Pay Commission award' in forthcoming months".

Source :http://www.oneindia.com