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Friday, August 14, 2020

PLB - Productivity Linked Bonus


PLB – Productivity Linked Bonus


·        Basis:  Payment of Bonus Act, 1965


·         Indian Railways was the first dept of the Govt  - introduced the concept of PLB in the year 1979-80


·        Covers – All Non Gazetted Railway Personnel (except RPF/RSPF)


·        Normally paid before Dusshera / Puja holidays


·        Minimum Bonus -  8.33 % of the Salary


·        Maximum Bonus  - 20 % of the salary


·        Output for a year is reckoned by the Equated NTKM


·        Equated NTKM = Total Goods Revenue NTKM plus Non suburban PKM (converted by a factor of 0.076) plus Suburban PKMs (converted by a factor of 0.053)


·         Input  - Total Non-gazetted staff strength (excl: RPF/RPSF staff) increased by the incremental increase/decrease in Capital (Average of 3 years) during the year.


·        The wage/salary calculation ceiling  - Rs. 3500 per month – PLB payment


·        Bonus for 1977 is taken as 25 days.


·        Any excess or decrease over it by each2250 Million NTKM of Revenue earning traffic will increase or decrease the Amount of Bonus by a Day.


·        If index of production falls below 90, no bonus shall be paid for the year. 


·        No. of days approved for calculation of PLB – 2018-19  -78 days.



Year of

Eligibility limit
(Wages Rs. Per Month)





Rs. 1600





Rs. 1600



Rs. 3500

Rs. 2500



Rs. 10000

Rs. 3500



Rs. 21000

Rs. 7000



Friday, July 17, 2020

CGEGIS – Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980

Group Insurance Schemes: Advantages and Disadvantages - WiseStep

CGEGIS – Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980

v  Commencement of CGEGIS - 01.01.1982

v  Compulsory for staff who have joined on or after 01.11.1989

v  Object: Provides twin benefits to Central Govt employees, at a Low cost.  It is wholly contributory and self financing.

1. Insurance cover on account of death of employee
2.  Lump sum amount from Savings Fund on the date of Retirement

v  Recoveries towards CGEGIS credited to Public Account of India.

v  All employees who enter service on or after 2nd January of any year shall be enrolled as members of Scheme on the next anniversary of the Scheme (i.e.,  from 01st January of Next year)

v  Calendar year i.e., January to December is the criteria for calculation of CGEGIS.

v  Authority for Recovery of Rs. 30 (on par with Group C staff) to erstwhile Group D staff with Grade pay 1800.  W.e.f from 01.01.2011  : Authority

v  Monthly Recovery amount (One unit equals – Rs. 15)  - W.e.f 01.01.1991

Recovery in
 subsequent years
Insurance cover
Recovery in the joining
year, If joined on or after
 2nd January of any year
(till 31st December) – Insurance portion only
@Rs. 4.50 for every
Rs. 15000 (one unit)  insurance cover
Group A
Rs. 120
Rs. 1,20,000
Rs. 36 per month
Rs. 4.50 x 8 = Rs.36
Group B
Rs. 60
Rs. 60,000
Rs. 18 per month
Rs. 4.50  x 4 = Rs. 18
Group C
Rs. 30
Rs. 30,000
Rs. 9 per month
Rs. 4.50 x 2 = Rs. 9

Example: If an employee joined on or after 2nd January of any year.

ü  A Group C employee joined service on 03.01.2019.  He will be enrolled for the said scheme with effect from 01.01.2020 only.

ü  The recovery is Rs. 4.50 per cover of Insurance of Rs. 15,000. That means recovery from Group C employee is Rs. 9 from January 2019 to December 2019, because insurance cover of Group C is Rs. 30,000 (Rs. 4.50 x 2 )

ü  Rs. 4.50 per every Rs. 15000 insurance cover consists of  contribution to Insurance Fund only.( Not Savings Fund)

ü  However from 01.01.2020, the recovery is Rs. 30 per month from Group C employee. (contribution to Insurance Fund as well as Savings Fund )

Example: If an employee promoted on or after 2nd January of any year.

ü  If Group C employee promote to Group B Post on 5th February 2019.

ü  Rate of recovery of CGEGIS is Rs. 30 only, till 31.12.2019.  It will enhance from Rs. 30 to Rs.60 from 1st January, 2020 only.

v  Ratio of Insurance Fund to Savings Fund is 30% to 70% (so for Group C post, it is Rs. 9 :Rs.21 towards Insurance Fund and Savings Fund respectively.)

v  Payments from CGEGIS

1.       At the time of Retirement : Contribution to the Savings Fund and Interest accrued

2.       At the time of Death           : Contribution to the Savings Fund and Interest accrued as well as Insurance cover (Rs. 30,000 , Rs. 60,000 & Rs. 1,20,000 ) towards Group C, Group B and Group A respectively

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Personal Pay

Personal Pay
By Shri Nagaraja Rao, Dy.CPO (Retd)

§   Authority:  FR -9 and 1305 R II

§  Means Additional Pay granted to a Railway Servant

§  Two possibilities – Granting personal Pay

1. He should have suffered loss in pay due to downward revision of pay in the permanent post. The downward revision of pay should not be as a result of disciplinary action against him.
2. His service should have been continuously satisfactory, he should show extraordinary talent in his work, though he is fit for promotion he is not going to get it due to non availability of vacancy or he is very junior in seniority to get promotion and he is drawing same pay continuously for at least five years.
§  Medically decategorised employees and surplus staff come under item No. 1 above. As per extant instructions, medically decategorised employee should be given alternative post suiting to the medical category in which he is found medically fit so that he should not suffer loss in grade and pay.

§  However, sometimes there may not be vacancy in suitable post to consider him. In such cases, he will be posted in lower grade post. Due to this his pay also get reduced. To avoid this situation, his pay will be protected by granting personal pay which is equal to the loss he suffered.

§   The same procedure is followed even in the case of staff rendered surplus due to surrender of posts.
Example of Personal Pay
1.       Hindi personal pay: ( Abolished wef 29/10/1984. In its place payment of onetime payment of lumpsum amount is introduced)

Sunday, December 29, 2019

Suspension - Establishment matters


1. Article 309 of the Constitution of India ( that Acts of the appropriate Legislature may regulate the recruitment and conditions of service of persons appointed to public services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or any State) and
2. Part II of the Railway Servants (Discipline & Appeal) Rules, 1968 (In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution,)

Definition of suspension :  A railway servant is said to be under suspension when he is debarred from exercising the powers and discharging the duties of his office for the period the order of suspension remains in force. 

  Suspension is not a penalty under the D&A Rules

Suspension Period:  90 days (initially)

Suspension Period - Beyond 90 days - Procedure:

·         Review of an Order of Suspension - By the Authority who is competent to modify or revoke the suspension, on the recommendation of the review committee constituted for the purpose, and
·         Before expiry of 90 days from the date of order of suspension.
·         Subsequent reviews shall be made before expiry of the extended period of suspension
( such extension is maximum of 180 days at a time).  
·          It may be may be deduced from the above,  that there is no maximum period of suspension, once the competent authority extends the suspension on expiry of every extended period.

Suspension - Circumstances:-

·         When Disciplinary proceedings are contemplated or are pending against the employee,  or
·         When employee is engaged in activities - prejudicial / harmful to the security of the State (Country),
·         When a criminal case is pending against the employee is under investigation, inquiry or trial.

Who can order Suspension ?

Ø  Competent Authority: The authorities who are competent to place a Railway Servant under suspension are specified in Schedules I, II & III appended to the Railway Servants (D&A) Rules, 1968.

Ø  Exceptional circumstance: Any authority  in above the schedules may place any subordinate railway servant specified therein, but should obtain the post facto approval of the competent authority, duly furnishing the circumstances in which the order was made.

Deemed Suspension:

Circumstances - When Employee is deemed to be placed under Suspension:

·         Detained in Police custody exceeding 48 hours  - From the date of detention.

·          Sentenced for imprisonment exceeding 48 hours  - From the date of Conviction for an offence and is not forthwith dismissed or removed or compulsorily retired consequent to such conviction.

·         Set aside of penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a Railway servant under suspension, for want of appeal or on revision under these rules and the case is remitted for further inquiry or action or with any other directions,  - From the date of original order of dismissal/removal/compulsory retirement and shall remain in force until further orders.

·         Set aside or declared as void by the decision of the Court of Law, the penalty of dismissal, removal or compulsory retirement from service imposed upon a Railway servant under suspension, if disciplinary authority decides to hold further enquiry,  - From the date of original order of dismissal/removal/compulsory retirement and shall remain in force until further orders.

Subsistence Allowance:

Authority:  Fundamental Rule (FR) 43 and 1342 R (Chapter 13 of I R Establishment Code)

·         Granted to the employee during the period of suspension / deemed suspension

·         Subsistence means survival.  Till the proof of allegations against the employee, this allowance is granted to the suspended employee for survival.

Subsistence Allowance  - Amount

% of Last pay (equivalent to the 50 % of Leave Salary) and in addition DA, if admissible and Any other compensatory allowances admissible from time to time on the basis of pay of which the railway servant was in receipt on the date of suspension subject to the fulfillment of other conditions laid down for the drawl of such allowances. 
Up to 90 days
50 %
Recommendation not required
Beyond 90 days
 Enhanced to 51 % to 75 %
Note:  Subject to the submission of Certificate, that he/she is not engaged in any other employment business, profession or vocation.   
Due to Administrative reasons
By the recommendation of committee appointed by the Disciplinary Authority
Beyond 90 days
Reduction to 25 % to 49 %
On Employee's account

Standard Forms under D & A Rules, 1968

SF Number
Order of Suspension
Order of Deemed Suspension
Non employment Certificate
Order of Revocation of suspension
Charge Memorandum for Major Penalty
Refusing permission to inspect Relied upon Documents
Appointment of Inquiry Officer
Appointment of Presenting Officer
Disciplinary action in common proceedings
Charge Memorandum for Minor Penalty