Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways
The Secretary (E)
Sub: Revision of monthly remuneration to the contract para-medical staff in Railways – reg.
Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2004/RC-4/SC/2 dated 19-07-2005.
The Railway Board vide letter dated 19-07-2005, quoted under reference had permitted zonal railways to fill posts in Para-Medical categories in Group C on contract basis on the terms and conditions mentioned therein for meeting the shortage, pending recruitment through RRBs. The monthly remuneration for contract Para-Medical Group C staff was revised last in the year 2010 vide Railways Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2005/RC-4/SC/2 dated 01-02-2010 (i.e after implementation of the recommendations of 6th CPC)
In this connection, NFIR conveys to the Railways Board that though the 7th CPC revised pay structure in favour of Railways staff have already been implemented w.e.f 01-01-2016, the monthly remuneration of contract Para-Medical Staff on the Zonal Railways has not yet been revised, consequently the said staff have been put to severe financial hardship.
NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the case of contract para-medical staff and accord sanction, revising the monthly remuneration immediately duly applying 2.57 multiplying factor as was done in the case of regular employees in Railways. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
NFIR also points out that the Zonal Railways have failed to place indents on RRBs for obtaining empanelled candidates for filling the vacancies of para-medical staff. It would therefore, be necessary that the validity for deployment of Para-Medical staff on contract basis be extended beyond 30th June 2017 so that healthcare for Railways patients can be ensured without hassles.