Monday, May 11, 2020

Passenger services on Indian Railways shall be partially restored w.e.f. from 12th May 2020 in a graded manner

Fifteen pair of special trains (thirty trains) shall be operated These services shall be in addition to the Shramik specials Special trains which have been started presently, will have only Air conditioned classes i.e. First, Second & Third AC Only online E-Ticketing will be done through IRCTC website Maximum Advance Reservation Period (ARP) will be of maximum 7 days Passengers are encouraged to carry their own food and drinking water The passengers shall reach the station at-least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station No Linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen For movement of the passenger(s) as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passenger(s) to and fro the Railway Station shall be allowed on the basis of the confirmation.

Ministry of Railways (MoR) in consultation with ministry of Health & Family welfare (MoHFW) and Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) has decided that train services on Indian Railways shall be partially restored w.e.f. from 12th May 2020 in a graded manner. Fifteen pair of special trains (thirty trains) shall be operated as per the details mentioned in the annexure. (link is given below)

These services shall be in addition to the Shramik specials for transporting stranded persons, which are under operation w.e.f. 1st May 2020.

Other regular Passenger services including all mail/express, passenger and suburban services shall remain cancelled until further advice. 

These special trains which have been started presently will have only Air conditioned classes i.e. First, Second & Third AC. The fare structure for the ‘Special Trains’ shall be as applicable for the regular time tabled Rajdhani trains (excluding catering charges). 

Only online E-Ticketing will be done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App. No tickets will be booked across the reservation counter on any Railway Station. Booking of tickets through ‘agents’, (both IRCTC Agents and Railway Agents) shall not be permitted. Maximum Advance Reservation Period (ARP) will be of maximum 7 days. 

Only confirmed e-tickets shall be booked. Booking of RAC/Waiting list ticket and on board booking by ticket checking staff shall not be permitted. Current booking, tatkal and premium tatkal booking shall not be permitted. No Unreserved tickets (UTS) shall be permitted.

No catering charges shall be included in the fare. Provision for prepaid meal booking, e-catering shall be disabled. However, IRCTC shall make provision for limited eatables and packaged drinking water on payment basis. Information to this effect shall be made available to passengers during time of booking ticket. 

Passengers are encouraged to carry their own food and drinking water. Dry, ready-to-eat food and bottled water shall be provided on demand, inside the trains on payment basis. 

All passengers shall be compulsorily screened and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to enter /board the train. 

Passengers travelling by these special services will observe the following precautions:
  • (a)  Only passengers with Confirmed tickets shall be allowed to enter the Railway station.
  • (b)   All passengers shall be wearing face covers/masks at the entry and during travel.
  • (c)   The passengers shall reach the station at-least 90 minutes in advance to facilitate thermal screening at the station. Only passengers who are found asymptomatic will be permitted to travel.
  • (d)   Passengers shall observe social distancing both at the station and on trains.
  • (e)   On arrival at their destination, the travelling passengers will have to adhere to such health protocols as are prescribed by the destination state/UT
Online cancellation shall be permitted up to 24hrs before scheduled departure of train. No cancellation permitted less than 24 hrs before departure of train.  Cancellation charge shall be 50% of fare. 

Zonal Railways have been instructed to ensure that there are separate entry and exit gates at Railway stations to the extent feasible so that there is no face to face movement of passengers. Zonal railways will be guided by standard social distancing guidelines on stations and trains and observe the safety, security and hygiene protocols. 

All passengers are advised to download and use the Aarogya Setu application. 

No Linen, blankets and curtains shall be provided inside the train. Passengers are advised to carry their own linen for the travel. The temperature inside AC coaches shall be suitably regulated for this purpose. 

No stalls/ booths on the platforms shall be opened. No train side vending would be permitted. Passengers are advised to travel light. 

As per MHA guidelines the movement of the passenger(s) as well as the driver of the vehicle transporting the passenger(s) to and fro the Railway Station shall be allowed on the basis of the confirmed e-ticket.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020

GDS Transfer -- General conditions to be observed by the aspirants

Dear Comrades,

With reference to Directorate letter No.17-31/2016-GDS dtd.22-01-2020 GDS who are seeking transfer to other places & vacancies has to apply during Apr – June every year.

Now it is observed that most of the Divisions notifying the vacancies of GDS posts in the division for making application to the vacancies preferred / opted by the aspirant GDS for transfer.

While applying for the vacancies, in general, some important conditions have to be kept in mind to fill & submit the application in a stipulated time mentioned in the Notification issued by the Division.

General conditions to be observed while applying for transfer of GDS :

Ø Transfer application should be filled in the prescribed format (application & declaration) – notified by the Directorate published along with the letter dtd.22-01-2020.

Ø  The maximum number of chances to be provided for male GDS is ONE only and TWO for female GDS.

Ø  The transfer will be at his / her own request and own cost to a vacant post at his / her place of choice to his / her / spouse home village or home division or  a place recommended for medical treatment.

Ø  A minimum engagement period of TWO years from the date of regular engagement on GDS post will be mandatory for male GDS, before transfer request can be entertained.

Ø  A minimum engagement period of ONE year from the date of regular engagement on GDS post will be mandatory for female GDS.

Ø  For PWD (Person With Disabilities) GDS and GDS having PWD dependents / Mentally retarded dependents, a minimum engagement period of ONE year from the date of regular engagement on GDS post will be mandatory.

Ø  Transfer request of GDS who are under put off duty or against whom any disciplinary action, police case or Court case is pending will not be entertained.

Ø  Past engagement period will be counted for assessing the eligibility for appearing the Departmental Examination as well as for annual increment.

Ø  GDS will not have any claim to go back to the previous engagement / recruitment unit / division in any circumstances.

Ø  When a GDS is transferred at his / her own request and the transfer is approved by the competent authority, she / he will rank junior in the seniority list of the new unit, to all the GDS of that unit who exists in the seniority list on the date on which the transfer is ordered.

Ø  In case of transfer with in the same engagement / recruitment subdivision / unit / division, the seniority in the GDS gradation list will be remained same.

Ø  Mutual exchange facility can be provided to all GDS on completion of ONE year for FEMALE GDS and TWO years for MALE GDS engagement period as the case may be.

Ø  The GDS cane be transferred on her / his own request in case of his / her TRCA slabs :-

·     BPM Level – 2        to         Level – 2         in TRCA slab – 3
·     BPM Level – 1        to         Level – 1          in  TRCA slab – 2
·    ABPM/Dak Sewaks Level – 2     to     ABPM/Dak Sewaks in Level – 2    in TRCA slab – 2
·    ABPM /Dak Sevaks Level – 1    to    ABPM / Dak Sewaks in Level -1   in TRCA slab – 1
·    BPM Level – 1   to   ABPM/Dak Sewak Level – 2 (Postal/RMS) in same TRCA slab.
·   ABPM / Dak Sewak Level – 2 (Postal) to BPM Level – 1 in the same TRCA slab, provided that the GDS has to make accommodation arrangement for managing BO as per standard prescribed for BO and fulfilling the condition of educational qualification, Computer Certificate etc., prescribed by the Department from time to time. Before joining as BPM Level – 1, he / she has to undergo prescribed training for BPM.
·   Request transfer of ABPM / Dak Sevak from Postal to RMS in the same TRCA slab.
·   Transfer from RMS to Postal i.e., from Dak Sevak to ABPM/Dak Sewak in the same TRC slab.
·   However, Dak Sewak from RMS should not be transferred to BPM in Postal division.

Ø  There will not be any drop in TRCA slab on account of request transfer and number of increments earned by GDS, will be retained.

Ø  All request transfers are to be considered subject to condition that verification formalities viz., Case, Education & Police verification report etc., should have been completed.

Ø  Mere submission of application does not confer any right for transfer to a choice of place.

Ø  Application should reach in time to the concerning authorities as mentioned in the Notification.

Ø  The competent authority may vary the vacancy positions at any time due to administrative reasons. 

Ø  Head of the Division is forwarding authority of the request transfer of GDS with factual report and recommendations to the approving authority.

Ø  The transfer of GDS will be approved by Regional PMG, if the transfer is within the Region.

Ø  The transfer of GDS will be approved by Head of the Circle, if transfer is within the Circle.

Ø  The approval of two concerned Heads of Circles, if the transfer is between two circles.




CLICK HERE  Copy of the Directorate letter dtd.22-01-2020 for Application & Declaration & other details.

=P.Pandurangarao
  General Secretary
  AIPEU GDS



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