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Irt transfer not forward by sr. Dme/tpj,or inter division transfer only forward,i am applied last fifteen months but sr. Dme. Put remarks and inter division transfer cases 100/suscesfull but inter railway transfer cases 0/in trichy division in running sta

Billu Ram meena , 71b Illupur road near Yamaha service centre kalllukuhi trichy 20
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The Guard of the Sealdah Division are not getting the National HOLIDAY allowences since March2013. This matter was several time discuss with Sr D.P.O/SDAH and DRM/SDAH.They are also not getting the Night Duty Allowences at the current rate and the milage

Raja Paul, chandiberia
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i request this to this association that you must think about unemploies sc/st people,and i suggest all this association member we med a special national level insitute only for railway prepration.

nilmani kumar, vill+post+p.s-ander,dist-siwan bihar
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The SC & ST employees of WALTAIR division under East Coast Railway are deprived off to get the privileges of pre promotional coaching. Though a memorandum has given to the higher authority from association, still no action taken and the date for the exami

B.K.Mallick, visakhapatnam
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Jay Bhim, Sir,meeting held with railway board on 2/5/2012 but minutes is not update till date. if possible we are requested to you kindly upload the minutes of rly.board's meeting.

Nanda Kishor Ram, Rampurhat
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Sir, I am giving Voluntary Retirement on Feb 2010. I got acceptance on September 2011. Still date I unable to get settlement. Th available document are attached here with your kind information and response from your side. Thanking you sir

Siddappa, Hyderabad
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Dear sir, I am D.Siddappa (ST) working as Seior Sectio Engineer Office of Deputy Cheif Engineer Construction Raichur after completion of 20 years service I applyed Valuntory Retirement on Ferauary 2010 and acceptance on september 2011. But stil I have

D.Siddappa, Hyderabad
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Sir, a meeting was held between Rly. Board and our organisation on 02.05.2012 but till date record note/minutes is not up to date our website. we are waiting and watching every day. if possible please arrange.

Nanda Kishor Ram, Rampurhat
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अध्‍यक्ष महोदय, एनसीईआरटी, नई दिल्‍ली में एसी/एसटी कर्मचारी कल्‍याण संघ विद्यमान है और हम चाहते ह

DINESH KUMAR MEENA, NCERT CAMPUS, NASRIPUR, NEW DELHI
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jay Bhim we are watching our website please load our informal meeting discussions result for better improvement of our organization.

NANDA KISHOR RAM, Rampurhat,Eastern Railway
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Dear Sir I regular read our website for current news.I know one meeting held with Rly.Board but discussion/result is not high lighted. if possible meeting,s discussion and minutes/achievement is high light for our members for improve our organization.

NANDA KISHOR RAM, Rampurhat,Eastern Railway
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Dear Sir I regular read our website for current news.I know one meeting held with Rly.Board but discussion/result is not high lighted. if possible meeting,s discussion and minutes/achievement is high light for our members for improve our organization.

NANDA KISHOR RAM, Rampurhat,Eastern Railway
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Sir, Jai Bhim Please put the reservation policy, informal meetings agenda and its minutes. Thanks.

Subhash Chandra , 391/A, Bichhiya Model Railway Colony, Gorakhpur
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In Waltair Division; so many tribal work under contract with small payment. They work heavy physical work just like train line mounting without any mechanic effort and faccility for living room for rest. Now a days all of them are tribal and they are negl

HEMANTA KUMAR BEHERA, vishakapatnam
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Jai bheem!! sir! after introduction of pbr there is no scope for exeeding priscribed reservation then why still 50% ceiling on current vacancies?

Y.KONDALA RAO, vijayawada
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our website working wonderful. it may be updated with board orders containing various subjects and various departments and also i suggest doubts to be clarified with necessary solution in the same website. then our website working 100% good enough.

dayanand.g , Bangalore
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our website working wonderful. it may be updated with board orders containing various subjects and various departments and also i suggest doubts to be clarified with necessary solution in the same website. then our website working 100% good enough.

dayanand.g , Bangalore
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sir, whenever we approach the concerned railway office to represents grevence of our association and of general SC/ST Employees seems to be not satishfactory . Its harsh truth they are not interested to redress the grievance . Owe to that phenomena railw

sanjay majumdar, Rangia station coloney
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Sir , Its matter of grievous concern that there are series of separate rules pertaining to facilities granted to SC/ST railway man pertaining to constitution provision . Ironically In Rangia Rail Division we have been observed that the administrati

sanjay majumdar, Rangia station coloney
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our website photo is not clear if possible it is adjust.

NANDA KISHOR RAM, Rampurhat
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NANDA KISHOR RAM ,
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Sir,jai bhem, jai bersa, plese put more rly board office orders, full BYELAWS of AISCTREA. Thanks.

C.L.KUJUR, Q.NO.398/CD,STREET NO.02 SOUTH COLONY GOMOH, DHANBAD E.C.RLY
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Sir,jai bhem, jai bersa, plese put more rly board office orders, full BYELAWS of AISCTREA. Thanks.

C.L.KUJUR, Q.NO.398/CD,STREET NO.02 SOUTH COLONY GOMOH, DHANBAD E.C.RLY
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Master Circular Detail

MASTER CIRCULAR No. 11   Grant of Honorarium   CONTENTS     No. Subject 1 Introduction 2 General 3 Limit 4 Powers to the grant of Honorarium 5 Rate(s) of Honorarium in various cases fixed by the Railway Board i - Group 'D' employee performing duties of Gestetner Operator ii - Group 'D' employee appointed as Despatch Rider/Scooter Driver/Car Driver iii - For delivering lectures to Railway employees and their families on First-Aid at Centres iv - Lectures to paramedical staff v - For delivering lectures to employ­ees undergoing training refresher courses in ZTS vi - For setting Question papers and marking Answer books in respect of examinations conducted by the Railway Tech. Training Centres/Schools vii - For setting Question paper and evaluation of Answer books of selection of WIs viii - For imparting training to staff of Personnel Branch ix - For attending to Cipher activities x - Lectures/Demonstrations at IRISET, IRICEN, IRIMEE, IRIEE xi - For delivering lectures to Group 'B' officers during orientation and integrated courses at the ZTS Udaipur, Chandausi, Trichy or at SC Rly. Hqrs xii - For reporting verbatim proceedings of ad hoc committees conferences organised by the Ministries and attached offices of the Govt. of India xiii - Setting of Question Paper and evaluation of Answer books of Group-B & LDCE xiv - For delivering lectures/presiding over of inauguration or conducting seminars/symposia/training courses at RSC/BRC, IRICEN, IRISET, IRIMEE and IRIEE xv - For lectures by outside faculty from IIMS, NITIE etc. to Administrative Grade officers at RSC and RDSO xvi - For lectures by eminent Pro­fessors at IRIMEE xvii - For contributing article for publication in the Indian Rail­way Technical Bulletin xviii - For recruitment work of RRBs xix - Interviews/selections held by RRBs xx - For arbitration xxi - Honorarium for Boxing of wages xxii - Rates of honorarium for delivering lectures in connection with training of Accounts staff xxiii - Company Commanders/Inspec­tors Hqs. of RPSF for collect­ing and disbursing the salary and other arrears bills     No. Subject xxiva - Honorarium to Inquiry Officers/Presenting Officers xxivb - Railway Officers acting Inquiry Officers in Vigilance/ CBI cases   Other provisions 6 Clarifications on the provisions vis-à-vis RBE Letters 7 Railway Boards Other Orders on the Subject     Grant of Honorarium     At present the instructions/orders relating to the grant of Honorarium to Railway servants are contained in a number of letters issued by the Railway Board from time to time. The Railway Board have now decided to issue a consolidated Cir­cular, as below, incorporating all the instructions issued so far on the subject, for the information and guidance of all concerned:   2. General:   Honorarium is remuneration, either granted to a Railway servant or permitted to be drawn by him from the revenues of the Government, for performing a work, which is occasional and intermittent in character and is also laborious or of special merit as to justify the remuneration. The work for which honorarium is paid should be undertaken with the prior approval of the authority competent to sanction the grant or acceptance of honorarium and the amount should be settled in advance. The sanctioning authority should record the reasons, which, in his opinion, justify the grant of honorarium and also record a certificate that due regard has been paid to the general principle enunciated in Rule, 237-RI.                                                                                                     [Ref: Rule 1334(C) – RII]   No honorarium will be admissible for temporary increases in work, forming a pan of the legitimate duties of a Railway servant. Also honorarium is not payable for conducting oral tests and trade tests at the end of initial training and refresher course in offices or Railway Training Schools. No portion of the honorarium received by a Railway servant is required to be credited to the Railway Revenues.                                                  [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 64 HOI/9, dated 11.11.1964] 3. Limit:   Honorarium may be recurring or non-recurring. A Railway servant may draw honorarium up to Rs. 5,000 per year. If the payment is recurring, all payments of honorarium made up to the end of a financial year should be taken into account for purposes of computing the ceiling limit.   4. Powers to the grant of Honorarium:   The General Manager can sanction payment of honorarium to acceptance of honorarium by a non-gazetted Railway servant up to maximum ofRs. 5,000 per year, except in the following: In the regard to arbitration work undertaken by Gazetted Railway servants, he can sanction up to Rs. 2,000 (Rupees two thousand only) in a year where the Railway Administration is a party and up to Rs. 1,000 (Rupees one thousand only) in a year in all other types of cases;                                                [Ref: Board's letter No. F (X) II-86l PW/6, dated 25.01.1988]   If the payment is recurring, the limit of Rs, 5,000 mentioned above, will apply to the total of the recurring payments made earned in a financial year.                                                            [Ref: Board's letter No. F (E) 11/801 HOI dated 1.3.84] Proposals involving grant of honorarium in excess of the above-mentioned limits should be referred to the Railway Board in the proforma prescribed for the purpose in Railway Board's letter No. E (G) 80 HOI/30, dated 02.09.1981.   5. Rate(s) of Honorarium in various cases fixed by the Railway Board:   While the General Managers are competent to sanction in accordance with the powers delegated to them, payment of honorarium to the non-Gazetted Railway servants for occasional or intermittent items of work, the Railway Board have prescribed the rates of honorarium in respect of the eases mentioned below:   (i) Group 'D' employee performing duties of Gestetner Operator -   Work Rate Group 'D' employee performing duties of Gestetner Operator during the absence of regular incumbent on casual or regular leave for short periods when offg arrangement is not possible or considered necessary or where a post of Gestetner Operator does not exist. Rupee one per day if the employee works as Gestetner Operator for half-a-day or more in addition to his other work.                                            [Ref.: Board's letter No. E (G) 89 HOI/2, dated 28.04.1989].   (ii) Group 'D' employee appointed as Despatch Rider/Scooter Driver/Car Driver for short periods -   Work Rate Group 'D' employee appointed as Despatch Rider/Scooter Driver/Car Driver for short periods in the absence of regular Despatch Rider/ Scooter Driver/Staff Car offg arrangement is not permissible or considered necessary. Group 'D' employee or Despatch Rider appointed to work as Driver of4-wheeled vehicles. — Rs. 4 per day. Group 'D' employee appointed to work as Driver of two or three wheeled ve­hicles.  — Rs. 2 per day. [Ref.: Board's letters No. E (G) 88 HOI/4 at. 22.04.1988 and No. E (G) 90 HOI/1 dt 31.01.1990]   (iii) For delivering lectures to Railway employees and their families on First-Aid at Centres –   Work Rate For delivering lectures to Railway employees and their families on First-Aid at Centres, where the practice exists. Railway Doctors. Rs.100 for a full session of at least 8 lectures, each of 2 hours' duration where a minimum of 12 personnel is sched­uled to attend each lecture. Honorarium is payable irrespective of the number actual attending each lecture.   Railway Doctors should be nominated for the lectures as far as possible. Where they are not available for the work. Lay lectures, i.e.. Railway employees who may be able to do so after being duly accredited by the St. John's Ambulance Association may be allowed to deliver the lectures and paid honorarium as per the scale allowed to Railway Doctors. [Ref.: Board's letters No. E (G) 63 HOI/27 dated 23.11.1963, E (G) 79 HOI/8 dt.10.07.1979, and E (G) 85 HOI/I dt.10.09.1985 (RBE 243/85)]. (iv) Lectures to paramedical staff –   Work Rate Lectures to paramedical staff, viz., Nurses, Dressers at Railway Hospitals, undergoing training/ refresher courses, by Lectures deputed by Institutions approved by State Govts. Rs. 60 per day up to a maximum of Rs. 120 per visit. The programme of lecture should be approved by the HOD and the FA & CAO and on each day a visiting Lecturer should take classes for 2 periods, each period lasting not less than 45 minutes.  [Ref.: Board's letters No. E (G) 78 HOI/20 dt.29.09.1978, E (G) 86HOI/2 dt.17.02.1986, No. E (G) 84 HOI/17 dt.11.12.1986 and E (G) 88 HOI/6 dt.14.09.1989.   (v) For delivering lectures to employ­ees undergoing training refresher courses in ZTS –   Work Rate For delivering lectures to employ­ees undergoing training refresher courses in Zonal Training Schools/ Centres: (a) Railway officers and Railway Supervisory staff not on the rolls of the Zonal Training School/ Centre. (b) Railway officers and Super­visory staff for delivering lectures to supervisory Accounts staff. (c) Guest Speaker and retired Railway servants.       (a) Rs. 40 per day subject to a maximum of Rs. 120 per visit.   (b) Same rate as given in (a) above.   (c) Rs. 60 per day subject to a maximum of Rs. 120 per visit.   Retired Railway servants should be invited to deliver lectures only on Rules and safety matters.   On each day, a visiting lecturer should take a class of not less than two periods, each period lasting not less than 45 minutes. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 78 HOI/20 dt. 29.09.1978, E (G) 84 HOI/17 at. 11.12.1986 and E (G) 88 HOI/6 dt.14.09.1989]   (vi) For setting Question papers and marking Answer books in respect of examinations conducted by the Railway Tech. Training Centres/Schools –   Work Rate For setting Question papers and marking Answer books in respect of examinations conducted by the Railway Tech. Training Centres/Schools. Gazetted Officers and Senior/Junior sub- ordinates not on the rolls of the Training Centre/School. (a) For setting Question papers Rs. 50 per paper. (b) For evaluation of answer books, Rs. 1.50 per answer book.   The above rates will also apply to officers and staff of Railway Protection Force and from State Police when invited for undertaking the work in respect of RPF Training Schools/Centres, i.e., for setting Question papers and evaluation of Answer books at the examinations of Rakshak, Sr. Rakshak, Head Rakshak and ASIs. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 63 HOl/32 dt. 06.04.1964. E (G) 65 H01/17 at. 04.08.1966, E (G) 70 HOI/24 dt.12.02.1971, E (G) 81 HOl/6 dt. 30.06.1981and E (G) 87 HOl/6 dt.07.07.1989)] (RBE 174/89)] (vii) For setting Question paper and evaluation of Answer books of selection of WIs -   Work Rate Selection of Asstt. Welfare Inspectors. For setting Question paper. (a)    For evaluation of Answer books. To Gazetted Officers specters. Rs. 50 per paper. Rs.1.50 per Answer book. [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 86 HOI/16, dated 17.07.1989]   (viii) For imparting training to staff of Personnel Branch -   Work Rate For imparting training to staff of Personnel Branch in the Hqrs. & Divisional Offices, through lectures. Retired Railway Officers/employees and serving Railway Officers. Rs. 30 per day subject to a maximum of Rs. 300 per mensum.   A lecturer should deliver lecture for a minimum of two periods of 45 minutes each per day.   Retired Railway officers and employees below the age of 60 years and who possess experience and aptitude in training/teaching should only be considered.   Serving officers called for delivering lectures should not belong to the Hqrs./ Divisional Offices, where the lectures are held. Training to be imparted should be as per the syllabi prescribed for such training in the Zonal Training Schools. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 84 HOI/17 dt. 25.01.1989 and 31.10.89) (RBE 272/89)]   (ix) For attending to Cipher activities -   Work Rate For attending to Cipher activities — Nucleus Cipher Operators. Pro-rata Honorarium of Rs. 12 per day with a minimum of Rs. 750 per annum.     Honorarium of Rs. 750 per annum. Category 'A' Clerks, Typists, Telephone Operators, Signallers, Wireless Operators, who af­ter necessary training are employed regu­larly on crypto work in Nucleus Cipher Offices located in the Divisional Offices at other stations. Category 'B' Staff belong to the different categories mentioned in 'A' above, kept in reserve after training and employed only in a] emergency or a contingency. Such stai have to remain in close touch with Crypt work by putting in at least 24 hours c practice in a month.   Nucleus Cipher Operators of both 'A' & 'B' categories will not be eligible for overtime under the Hours of Employment Regulations, irrespective of whether the are Ministerial or non-Ministerial. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 84 H0I/11 dt. 10.09.1985  (RBE 263/85) and E (G) 89 HOI/5 dt. 03.01.1990.] (x) Lectures/Demonstrations at IRISET, IRICEN, IRIMEE, IRIEE -   Work Rate Lectures/Demonstrations to    Same rate as given in item (v) above, Group'C' staff at IRISET, Secunderabad, IRICE/Pune, IRIMEE, Jamalpur, IRIEE, Nasik Road. Same rate as given in item (v) above.   [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 88 HOI/6 Pt. dt. 29.12.1989. (RBE 316/89)]   (xi) For delivering lectures to Group 'B' officers during orientation and integrated courses at the ZTS Udaipur, Chandausi, Trichy or at SC Rly. Hqrs -   Work Rate For delivering lectures to Group 'B' officers during orientation and integrated courses at the Zonal Training Schools at Udaipur, Chandausi, Trichy or at SC Rly. Hqrs. (a) Rs. 60 per hour of lecture subject a maximum of Rs. 360 per day p Rs. 50 as incidentals per night of to from journeys, to reputed academics Journalists from outside the Govt. (b) Rs. 150 per day for a lecture of hour and 45 minutes duration subject a maximum of Rs. 450 per week to F way officers and Central/State G officers, ordinarily of the rank of Jt. Secretary to the Govt. (c) Rs. 100 per day for a lecture of hour and 45 minutes duration subject a maximum of Rs. 300 per week to] way officers and officers of Central/State Govts other than those mentioned in (b) above.   Facilities like boarding, lodging and transport will continue to be providing the visitors on the same terms, as followed in the different institutions presently. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 84 HOI/17 dt. 01.06.1988 (RBE 116/88] and E (G) 89 H0I/18, dated 21. 09.1989] (RBE 238/89)]   (xii) For reporting verbatim proceedings of ad hoc committees conferences organised by the Ministries and attached offices of the Govt. of India –   Work Rate For reporting verbatim proceedings of ad hoc committees conferences organised by the Ministries and attached offices of the Govt. of India. (a) Rs. 80 per day to the Reports    Parliament/State Legislature. (b) Rs. 45 per day to the Reporters. Govt. of India offices like Tarrif Commission. (c) Rs. 24 per day to the Stenographers Gr. 'C' and above of the Secretariat, at­tached offices. State Govt. offices and reporters and Stenographers of the Administrative Secretaries of Union Territories.   Services of the Reporters of Parliament and State Legislature should not be ordinarily requisitioned except in unavoidable circumstances. Where Group 'D' Stenographers are employed in the absence of Group'C' Stenographers and above, honorarium of Rs. 12 per day is payable. No honorarium is payable for taking down reports other than verbatim reports. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 88 HOI/10 dated 09.08.1988, 212 (RBE 173/88)] and E (G) 88 HOI/16, dated 14.09.1989}, 305 (RBE 231/89)] (xiii) Setting of Question Paper and evaluation of Answer books of Group-B & LDCE –   Work Rate Setting of Question Paper and evaluation of Answer books of candidates appearing for selec­tion for promotion from Group 'C' to Group 'B' and also on    Rs, 2.75 per Answer Book the result of LDCE for promo­tion to Group 'B'. (a)Setting of Question Paper Rs. 100 for each paper set. (b)Evaluation of Answer Books Rs. 2.75 per Answer Book.   The LDCE has two independent papers on Professional subjects and for purposes of payment of honorarium; these will be treated as separate.   Also the Question Paper on General Finance and Establishment Rules for LDCE has two separate parts, viz., (i) General Finance and (ii) Establishment Rules and Procedure. For payment of honorarium, both for setting Question Paper and evaluation of Answer books, they will be treated as separate. The same principle for payment of honorarium will apply, for setting of Question Paper and evaluation of Answer books of employees appearing for normal selection for promotion- from Group 'C' to Group' 'B'. [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 88 H0I/22, dated 28.08.1989}, 277 (RBE 215/89)]   (xiv) For delivering lectures/presiding over of inauguration or conducting seminars/symposia/ training courses at RSC/Vadodara, IRICEN, DUSET, IRIMEE and IRIEE -   Work Rate For delivering lectures/for pre- siding over of inaugurating or conducting seminars/symposia/ training courses at RSC/Vadodara, IRICE, DUSET, IRI-MEE and IRIEE, where the par­ticipants from Railways are Gazetted Officers. As given under (a), (b) & (c) against item (xi) above. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 84 HOI/17 dt. 01.06.1988 and 18.08.1989].   (xv) For lectures by outside faculty from IIMS, NITIE etc. to Administrative Grade officers at RSC and RDSO –   Work Rate For lectures by outside faculty from IIMS, NITIE etc. to Administrative Grade officers and RSC/Vadodara in Management Development and above at other programmes and at RDSO/Lucknow. Rs. 150 per session of 1 hour and 45 minutes duration plus 10% institutional charges subject to a maximum of Rs. 500 per day in all.   [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 81 HOI/1 dt. 04.11.1985, 315 (RBE 304/85)] and E (G) 86 HOI/8 dt. 04.06.1986]. (xvi) For lectures by eminent Pro­fessors at IRIMEE –   Work Rate For lectures by eminent Pro­fessors and Reader from pres­tigious institutions to the Ga­zetted officers at IRIMEE/ Jamalpur. Rs. 75 for a lecture of l½ hour’s duration subject to a maximum ofRs.125 per day and Rs. 375 for three days. (b) For Readers Rs. 50 for a lecture of V/i hour’s duration subject to a maximum of Rs. 85 per day and Rs. 255 for three days.   Facilities like boarding, lodging and transport will continue to be allowed as hitherto. [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 84 HOI/28 dt. 16.01.1986 and 09.01.1987] (RBE 10/87)]   (xvii) For contributing article for publication in the Indian Rail­way Technical Bulletin –   Work Rate For contributing articles for publication in the Indian Rail­way Technical Bulletin. For articles published other than those securing the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions, honorarium of Rs. 100 to Rs. 150 per article is payable [Ref: Board's letters No. E (G) 88 H01/27, dt. 31.05.1989] (RBE 144/88)]   (xviii) For recruitment work of RRBs   Work Rate For recruitment to all Group 'C' categories on Railways through Railway Recruitment Boards (mass categories, tech­nical categories and others).   (a)   Conduct of examination: (i) Coordinator/Town Supervisor Rs. 150 (Total) at the rate of Rs. 50 per day for three days, for a one day exami­nation inclusive of tying up and winding up arrangements. (ii) Supervisor - Rs. 80 (Total) (for a one day examina­tion inclusive of tying up arrangements on the previous day). (iii) Asstt. Supervisor - Rs. 35 (for one day examination). (iv) Invigilator - Rs. 40 (for one day examination inclu­sive of pre-examination arrangement). (v) Group 'D' staff   Rs. 20 (for one day examination). (b)   Setting of Question Paper: (i) Professors/Academicians/Outsiders— Rs. 150 per paper irrespective of the type and the number of items in the paper.  (ii) Railway officers—As in (b)(i) above (c)    Evaluation: Rs. 2.75 per answer book uniformly for objective and mixed type. (d) Stenography & Typing test: (i) Dictation in stenography Rs. 25 for the first dictation and Rs. 15 for each subsequent dictation subject to a maxi­mum of Rs. 75 per day. (ii) Evaluation of transcription of Ste­nographer's test and Typescript of typ­ing test. (a) Stenography Script—Rs. 2 per script. (b) Typing script—Rs. 1.50 per script. . [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 85 H0112 dated 30.10.1987]  (RBE 267/87)] (xix) Interviews/selections held by RRBs –   Work Rate Interviews/selections held by RRBS—Association of non (official members and Railway officers.   (a) Non-official members: (i) For non-technical popular categories—Rs. 1.50 per candidate interviewed. (ii) For technical and other categories— Rs. 60 per day. (b) Railway officers: (i) JA Grade             Rs. 30 (ii) Sr. Scale             Rs. 20 (iii) Group 'C'           Rs. 15     In addition to the honorarium the non-official members will be allowed —               (i) Free 1st Class return journey pass to and from the station of residence;   (ii) Free use of Railway Rest House; and (iii) Free Railway transport to and from residence or from the station to the venue of selection and back.   The amount payable to the Railway officers from the city limits of the location of the RRB will be treated as conveyance allowance. The payment will be subject to the condition that no official transport was used. Further there will be n crease in the quantum of allowance if the work is performed on Sundays Holidays.   Payment of Railway servants, at par with outsiders, who are co-opted by B at selections and interviews is not admissible. [Ref.: Board's letters No. E (G) 85 H01/24 dated 30.10.1985 (RBE 292/85), E (G) H0118 dt.01.02.1985 (RBE 39/85), E (G) 80 H0118 at. 27.05.1983, 1 H01127 dt. 07.10.1988 (RBE 221/88) and 14.02. (RBE 44/8] (xx) For arbitration –   Work Rate For arbitration.   Rs. 50 per day or Rs. 25 per half-a-day subject to a maximum of Rs. 800 per case where the Railway Administration party, to the Gazetted Rly servant acting as the arbitrator. For this purpose, a day means more than two hours continuous work on any date and half day means work for two hours or less. He shall record a certificate in writing indicating whether he has done a day's work or half day's work on a particular day. If the dispute concerns his own department, the Railway servant acting as arbitrator will not be eligible for honorarium. [Ref: E (G) 63 H01/10, dt. 25.01.1982]   Note: A Railway servant may accept appointment as an arbitrator in a dispute between private parties, with the prior permission of the competent authority. At the time of giving such permission, the competent authority shall decide whether consistent with his official duties he may undertake the arbitration work and also whether he may accept any fee for it from the parties to the dispute. The fee from the private parties shall be subject to provision of S.R. 12 that one-third of any fee shall be credited to Railway revenues, provided the amount retained by the Railway servant concerned will not, merely by the operation of this rule be reduced to below Rs. 400 if non-recurring or Rs. 250 a year if recurring.   (xxi)Honorarium for Boxing of wages — where the procedure as prescribed in the Mechanical code is followed for payment of wages to workers by boxes, whether in workshops major Store Depots, Bridge Workshops, Loco Sheds or Sick-lines, the Chargeman/Mistries in the Workshops, Charge man/TXRs in Loco Sheds and Sick-lines, Asstt. Depot Store Keepers major Stores Depots or Supervisory staff of the executive Departments utilised for Boxing of wages or for the work connected with and payment clerks in all cases would be entitled to honorarium at the same rate as fixed on the individual Railways/Production Units. The time spent by Chargeman in Workshops for Boxing of wages etc. on the payment da will not be excluded from their G.A. Card. Incentive Bonus is payable to them even though such time is not spent in supervising Artisan staff working under Incentive Scheme — The Chargeman concerned will also be eligible for O.T. under normal rules, if they happen to work beyond shop hours on payment day. [Board's letters No. E (G) 72 HO1/13 dt. 20.07.1973, 07.06.1977, 26.08.1977 and 17.12.1977, and E (G) 68 H01/10 dt. 25.01.1982]   (xxii) Rates of honorarium for delivering lectures in connection with training of Accounts staff:   (i)   For training candidates appear­ing in the Appendix 2 (IREM) Examination. Rs. 20 per day subject to the duration of the lecture being not less than one hour. (ii) For training to candidates ap­pearing in Appendix-3 (IREM) Examination. Rs. 25 per day subject to the duration of the lecture being not less than one hour. (iii)   For delivering lectures to the Accounts staff undergoing Refresher training. Rs. 20 per lecture subject to the duration of the lecture being not less than one hour.   (iv) Training of the directly recruited probationary Accounts Clerks Or. I. Rs. 20 per day for lectures or not less than two hours duration.       The orders are effective from 05.09.1989. [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 87 H01/11 dated 05.09.1989]   (xxiii) Company Commanders/Inspec­tors Hqs. of RPSF for collect­ing and disbursing the salary and other arrears bills -   Payment of honorarium to Company Commanders/Inspec­tors Hqs. of Railway Protec­tion Special Forces for collect­ing and disbursing the salary and other arrears bills among the staff working under them." "Company Commanders/IPFs, RPSF engaged in this duty should be paid hono­rarium at the same rates as are applicable to the payment Clerks on the individual Railways/Production Units."   This amount is payable to the staff who actually perform the duties. Hono­rarium will be only on monthly basis irrespective of the payments, which he has to make in a month."                             [Ref: Railway Board's letter No. 81/SQC/ABE/PA/8/4 dt. 22.05.1982]   (xxiv) (A) - Honorarium to Inquiry Officers/Presenting Officers -   Payment of honorarium to Inquiry Officers/Presenting Officers where their role as IO/PO is not part of their normal sphere of duties. (a) Subject to a minimum of Rs. 250 and a maximum of Rs. 500 in respect of Inquiry Officers. (b)Minimum of Rs. 100 and maximum of Rs. 300 to the Presenting Officers.   The amount payable on each occasion may be decided on merits taking into account the quality/volume of work and the need for quick and expeditious completion of the inquiry.   2.   These orders are effective from 11.07.1988.   3. The above instructions are not applicable in the case of inquiries, which should      normally be entrusted to Commissioner of Departmental Inquiries but are en­trusted to     senior Railway Officers in whose cases their payment of honorarium will be regulated as shown at 'B' below:                                       [Ref: Rly. Boards letter No. 88/V-I/CVC/l/2(B) dt. 12.04.1989]   (B) Railway Officers acting Inquiry Officers in Vigilance/ CBI cases    Payment of honorarium to the Railway Officers acting Inquiry Officers in Vigilance/ CBI cases.   (i) Inquiry Officers—Rs. 2,000 (ii) PA/Confidential Assistant/Steno who helps the Officers—Rs. 500.   Note:  The above honorarium is payable at the conclusion of each enquiry and after submission of the report in all vigilance/CBI cases, in which cases the Inquiry Officers are nominated by the Railway Board.                                        [Ref: Board's letter No. 88IV-I/CVC/1/2(A) dated 12.04.1989]   A day means more than 2 hours of work in a day and work means time spent on hearing and does not include time spent in reading or studying papers. Each service on the Railway is a separate department for the purpose of grant of honorarium for arbitration work. However, appointment of an Engineer from the open line of the C.E. Deptt. as Arbitrator to deal with a case in the Construction Wing and vice versa will be treated as appointment from different departments. [Ref: Board's letter No. E(G)65 H01/25 dated 04.11.1967]   A Stenographer or Typist or Cleric assisting the Arbitrator after office hours is eligible to the payment of honorarium provided the work does not relate to the arbitrator's own department. [Ref: Board's letter No. E (G) 62 H01/260 dt. 25.09.1963. E (G) 62 H01/26  dt. 13.11.1963 and E (G) 76 H01/11 dt. 14.04.1977] Other provisions:   (1)For broadcasts over AIR on subjects purely of a literary or artistic or scientific character, where no sanction is necessary to undertake the work, no permission is needed to receive honorarium. Similarly, where sanction to broadcast is obtained, such sanction carries with it the permission to receive the honorarium.                                              [Ref. Railway Ministry's decision given below rule 1334-RII]   (2)A Railway servant may also, with the prior sanction of the competent authority, act as an arbitrator in a dispute between private parties. While giving the permission, the competent authority should decide whether the Railway servant, consistent with his official responsibilities can undertake the arbitration work, and accept any fees subject to the provisions govern­ing acceptance of fees.                                              [Ref. Railway Ministry's decision given below rule 1334-RII]   (3)Recourse to the payment of honorarium should be taken in exceptional cases. Where the work is entrusted on payment of honorarium, it should be so distributed amongst the existing staff, that the amount of honorarium does not become a source of regular profit to a few. [Ref: Railway Ministry's letter No. E (G) 80 H01/30 dt. 02.09.1981]   6.         (i) While referring to this circular, the original circulars referred to herein should be read for a proper appreciation. This circular is only a consoli­dation of the instructions issued so far and should not be treated as substituting the originals. In case of any doubt, the original circular should be relied upon as authority.   (ii) The instructions contained in the original circulars mentioned herein have only             prospective effect unless specifically indicated otherwise in the said circulars.   (iii) If any circular on the subject, which has not been superseded, has been missed in preparing this consolidated circular, the said circular, which has not been taken into consideration due to oversight, should be treated as valid and operative.