All India Railwaymen’s Federation and its affiliated unions have all along paid due attention towards genuine problems of Handicapped Railway Employees and have made serious efforts at various levels for redressal thereof.

  AIRF pursued the Ministry of Railways to launch a special drive to fill-up all the vacant posts earmarked against Handicapped Quota, as a result of which, Railway Board issued instructions to all the zonal railways vide letter No.E(NG)II/2006/RC-2/11 Pt. IV dated 01.05.2012(RBE No.59/2012), and accordingly Special Recruitment Drive was undertaken by the zonal railways etc.

  AIRF has also been pressing hard the Railway Board to secure reservation for the persons with disabilities in promotions. (Ref. AIRF’s PNM Item No.14/2008)

  AIRF has demanded to appoint wards of the deceased railway employees/medically de-categorized employee, the wards having 20% and above physical disability against Physically Handicapped Quota(Ref.: AIRF’s PNM Item No.22/2010 & 22/2012).

  Vide its PNM Item No.01/2009 AIRF demanded grant of Family Pension to physically/mentally disabled children of Railway employees, which has since been allowed vide Railway Board’s letter No.2009/ACII/21/3 dated 25.02.2010(RBE No.03/2010). AIRF has also secured Special Provision of Endorsement in the PPOs for Handicapped dependent wards of the retiring railway employees.

  On the persuasions of AIRF, VI CPC has recommended additional benefit of 4 days leave in the form of Special Casual Leave to Railway employees with disabilities.(Ref. Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)2008 LE 1/4 dated 26.12.2008(RBE No.201/2008).

  Arrangements for providing ramp, special toilets and other facilities have also been made on persuasions of AIRF and its affiliates at all the work places for the convenience of Handicapped Railway Employees.

  Motorized Chairs and Wheel Chairs as well have been procured through Staff Benefit Fund for the assistance of handicapped employees.

  The handicapped railway employees were being subjected to medical re-examination in railway hospitals while allotting accommodation against Handicapped  Quota, this practice has been discontinued on the persuasions of AIRF’s affiliated  unions.

  Special Employees Camps for Handicapped Railway Employees have been  started on the demand of AIRF and its affiliates.

    All the facilities, as provided for by the Ministry of Railways to Handicapped Employees, have been ensured on the Zonal Railways by the AIRF and its affiliates, like exemption from Type Test on promotion etc.

  AIRF vide its PNM Item No.46/2012 has represented the issues – (i) Payment of Running Allowance to medically de-categorized Running Staff kept on supernumerary posts, (ii) Fixation of pay of medically de-categorized Running Staff while kept on supernumerary posts – Grant of benefits of Running Allowance.

  Vide PNM Item No.53/2012, AIRF has also demanded provision of compassionate ground appointment in place of medically de-categorized railway employees as also appointment on compassionate grounds to the wards/spouse of medically decategorized staff on the Railways(AIRF’s PNM Item No.42/2006).

  AIRF vide PNM Item No.45/2006 had also represented for employment to medically unfitted direct recruits in alternative categories.

  These are but a few illustrative actions taken by the AIRF and its affiliates for the betterment of Handicapped Railway Employees.

Source: AIRF

Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi/ New Delhi and Outside Delhi.


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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Room No.361, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 25th March, 2013.


Subject:- Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi/ New Delhi and Outside Delhi.

   The Department of Personnel & Training nominates Gazetted Officers as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for residential colonies to look after the welfare of Central Govt. employees and their families residing in these colonies. This Department invites fresh applications from all Ministries/Departments of Government of India for the areas indicated in the enclosed list. As stated in OM of even no. dated 15-10-2012 calling for applications for nomination as AWO, an AWO is only a functional arrangement to provide a link between the Central Government employees residing in various colonies and the concerned civic and other agencies providing service to them. A list of functions of AWO is enclosed. The functions of AWOs are official in nature and are performed by them on honorary and on a voluntary basis. Only those officers who are willing to function as AWO and can spare time for welfare work will be considered for nomination. The AWO serves as a vital link between the Government and residents in various matters relating to the welfare of Government employees residing in various colonies.

   2. The tenure of the AWOs shall be for a period of two years (commencing from the date of appointment and upto 31-12-2014) or till the services are required by the Government whichever is earlier. The AWOs are entitled to use office stationery and service postage stamps etc. for discharging their duties as AWO. They are allowed to leave office, with prior permission, for meeting the civic/police authorities for solving the problems of the residents of their localities.

   3. The applicant should however, not be an office bearer of Central Government employees or any other Residents Welfare Association. Further, officers seeking appointment as AWO should preferably have a residential telephone. No telephone/reimbursement of Telephone rent, facility will be admissible to AWO nominated by DOPT.

   4. Applications from those officers, who are willing to work in honorary and voluntary capacity, as Area Welfare Officers may be forwarded duly recommended by the authority concerned in the Department/administration and must reach the undersigned within 15 days from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. A format for application is also enclosed.

Director (Canteens)


Creation of National Pool of Trainers on Leadership Skills for Public Administrators - Regarding.

No. 12039/4/2011-PIIA
Government of India
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division

Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, Dated 01.04.2013


Subject:- Creation of National Pool of Trainers on Leadership Skills for Public Administrators - Regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to D.O. No. 12039/04/2011-PIIA, dated 08th March,2013 on the above subject and to say that applications have been invited from the Civil Servants as well as faculty members of Central Training Institutions and State ATIs to join the National pool of Trainers on Leadership Skills. The selected officers will undergo Capacity Building Workshops at LABSNAA, Mussoorie which will equip them to deliver leadership training at LABSNAA and other training institutions.

   2. The details of eligibility criteria and how to apply are provided in Annexure-l of D.O.No.12039/04/2011-PIIA, dated 08th March, 2013. All civil servants having a bachelor's degree or equivalent are eligible to apply. Higher educational qualifications/professional degrees in engineering, management, law, medicine etc. would be an advantage.

   3. This communication may be widely circulated in all Government Departments, Cadre Controlling Authorities, CTIs, State ATIs and Civil Service officers working in Ministries/Departments so that the eligible officers could apply for joining the National Pool of Trainers. The last date for receipt of applications in DoP&T is 15th April, 2013.

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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