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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

AIRF - Staff Benefit Fund

RBE No.83/2014
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No.E(W)2014/FU-1/1
New Delhi, dated 30-07-2014
The General Managers
All Indians Railways and
Production Units

Sub: Staff Benefit Fund

Ref: This office letter No.E(W)2010/FU-1/4 dated 26-04-2010.

Sanction of the Ministry of Railways is hereby communicated to per capita contribution of ₹ 800/- to staff Benefit Fund and distribution of this amount as is follows:-


S.No
Head/activity
Allocation  (in ₹)
Scope
1.
Education –Scholarship for Higher Technical/Professional education for wards of staff in grade pay of above
 ₹ 2400/- and up to ₹ 4200/- @ ₹ 1500/- pm.
116
For railway wards of employees in grade pay of above ₹ 2400/- and upto ₹ 4200/- pursuing higher technical/professional education
2.
Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of Girl Children of staff in grade pay up to
₹ 2,400/- @ ₹ 1500/- pm.
110
Scholarship for pursing technical/professional diploma/degree for girl children of railway employees in grade pay up to ₹ 2400/-
3.
Scholarship for higher technical/professional education of Male Children of staff in grade pay up to ₹ 2,400/- @ ₹ 1500/- p.m
100
Scholarship for pursuing technical professional diploma/degree for male children of railway employees in grade pay up to ₹ 2400/-
4.
Women empowerment activities including seminal, camps, training programmes and gender sensitization camps etc.
28
Giving support to crèches, arrangements for safety of women railway employees & other initiatives taken by Railways.
5
Recreation other than sports
32
Recreational facilities, purchase of gym equipment’s, employees’/wards’holiday camps, study tours.
6.
Recreational facilities at Institutes and clubs etc.
36

7.
Promotion of cultural activities
16
Organizing cultural programmes in residential colonies, Divisions and schools and purchase/maintenance of instruments etc.
8
Relief of distress, sickness etc for staff in grade pay up to ₹ 4600/-
120
To grant higher amount of relief to employees in need such as immediate financial assistance to railway employees in accidents and for employees who ae long sick and hospitalized for a long period and are on leave without pay: no leave (Lap or LHAP) is in his credit. Funeral charges for death of Railway employees be given at 10,000/- in each case.
9
Sports activities
30
Encouraging sports by giving latest sports equipment and imparting training at schools, institutes and clubs.
10
Scouts & Guides activities
22
Augmentation of training facility all over railways
11
Indigenous system of medicine including Homoeopathy
36

12
Immediate relief in times of crisis arising out of floods, famines, landslide, fire or any other calamity
24

13
Developing occupational skills of physically/mentally challenged railway employees and their wards including purchase of wheel chairs, other aides, special software etc. and organizing workshops, seminars, camps etc.
50
Assistance to employees /wards in need of special equipment’s etc.
14
Miscellaneous
80
Support for improvement in holiday homes, rest houses, entertainment/information facility viz colour TV: electrical appliances/maintenance fund for recurring expenses on such facilities.

Total
800/-


2. with regard to items (8) viz allocation for relief of distress, sickness etc for the staff in grade pay up to ₹ 4600/- this will include instance of long sickness, extraordinary leave/leave without pay and the need to meet the cost of good prosthetics.

3. with regard to item-(1), (2) & (3) besides existing provisions regard re-appropriation the CSBF committees shall have powers to re-appropriate funds between items (2) and (3) depending upon demand. The preference, however, will be given to girl children. Other modalities regarding scholarships as already advised vide para-2 this office letter dates 17-08-2009 ibid shall equally apply in such cases.

4. These orders are effective from 1st April,2014

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Dte. Of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.
Sd/-
(Debasis Mazumbar)
Director Estt. (Welfare)
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

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