Recommendations of HPC to review duty hours of Running and other Safety Related Categories of Staff – Rosters of Intensive Category of Staff
RBE No. 67/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
New Delhi Dt. 16.06.2016
The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs
Sub:- Recommendations of the High Power Committee to review the duty hours of running and other safety related categories of staff – Rosters of Intensive category of staff.
The High Power Committee, constituted to review the duty hours of running and other safety related categories of staff, had recommended on roster of Intensive category of staff as under:
“The rosters for Intensive category staff should be made in such a way that they don’t work on all seven days in a week and also get a weekly rest of 40 hours minimum. Zonal Railways may be asked by the Ministry of Railways to modify their rosters for the “Intensive” category staff accordingly. A copy of the modified roster received by the committee from North Western Railway may be circulated to them along with this letter for guidance (5.4)”.
The above recommendation has been duly considered by the Board and in modification of previous instructions on the subject, the following decision has been taken:
“Rosters may be revised on the basis of model roster of NWR to provide better quality of periodical rest to affected categories of staff”.
A copy of the model roster from NWR recommended by the Committee is enclosed. Railways may consider the feasibility of adopting the above roster without creating additional posts so that they get proper rest in week.
The existing provisions of the Railways Act, 1989 and Railway Servants (Hours of Work & Period of Rest) Rules, 2005, will continue to be applicable.
This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.