Amendment of provisions of Indian Railway Establishment Code relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund

Railway Board Letter No
E(W)2010/FU-1/4 dated 23.05.2011
Date
RBE No
73/2011
Circular Subject
Amendment of provisions relating to Railway Staff Benefit Fund Chapter 8 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code Volume I, 1985 Edition (Second Reprint Edition-2003).

 

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to the Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Rules 805(1) and 805(2) of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume-I 1985 Edition be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip No. 117.

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

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT CODE VOLUME-I, 1985 EDITION

(Second Reprint Edition-2003)

 

CHAPTER-8

 

Railway Staff Benefit Fund

 

Advance Correction Slip No. 117

(1) Clause (1) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

 

In addition to the credits to the Fund detailed in Rule 804, there shall be credited to the fund on the 1st April of each financial year an annual grant from the revenues of the Railway at a per capita rate of Rs.  500/- based on the sanctioned strength of non-gazetted Railway employees, permanent and temporary, as on the 31st March, posts charged to capital being excluded. The Fund shall be credited provisionally on the 1st April each year with an amount equal to the contribution for the previous year, the necessary adjustment being made as soon as the correct amount of the contribution has been determined. The distribution of Rs.  500/- among different activities will be as under:

(i)

General activities

 

 

(a)

(1)

Education

Rs.  72.75

 

(a)

(2)

Scholarship for higher education of Girl children of staff in grade pay Rs.  1,800/- and below @ Rs.  1,200/- p.m.

Rs.  100.00

 

(a)

(3)

Scholarship for higher education of Male children of staff in grade pay Rs.  1,800/- and below @ Rs.  1,000/- pm)

Rs.  60.00

 

(b)

 

Recreation other than sports

Rs.  22.25

 

(c)

 

Promotion of Cultural Activities

Rs.  10.50

 

(d)

(1)

Relief of distress, sickness, etc

Rs.  50.00

 

(d)

()

Relief of distress, Sickness etc. for staff in grade pay Rs.  1,800/- and below.

Rs.  50.00

 

(e)

 

Women empowerment activities including higher education for girls

Rs. 23.00

 

 

(f)

 

Miscellaneous

Rs. 10.50

(ii)

 

 

Sports activities

Rs. 20.00

(iii)

 

 

Scouts activities

Rs.  13.50

(iv)

 

 

Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy

Rs.  22.50

(v)

 

 

Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of natural calamities.

Rs. 18.00

(vi)

 

 

 

Training for developing occupational skills of physically/mentally challenged wards especially girls of railway employees.

Rs. 27.00

 

 

 

Total :

Rs.  500.00

 

(Authority: Board’s letters No. E(W)2009/FU-1/4 dated 17-08-2009 and E(W) 2010/FU-1/4 dated 26-04- 2010 and 15-02-2011. )

 

(2) Note 3 below Clause (2) of Rule 805 may be substituted by the following:

Based on the overall per capita contribution of Rs.  20.00 for sports activities, sports allotments shall continue to be made by the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Railway Sports Promotion Board, to the Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Allotment of Rs.  13.50 for scouting activities will also be made by the Ministry of Railways. Rs.  18/- per capita allotted for “immediate relief in time of crisis arising out of natural calamities” will be made from the “SBF Calamity Relief Fund” at the level of the Ministry of Railways. Therefore, allotment for Rs.  51.50 will be authorised centrally by Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) from sanctioned Budget allotments.

 

( Authority: Board’s letter no. E(W) 2010/FU-1/4 dated 26.04.2010)

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