No.AIRF/63 Dated: February 4, 2021

The D.G.(H.R.),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Counting of Training Period after appointment(Induction Training) for the purpose of ACP and MACP benefits

Subjected matter is long pending issue of the Railwaymen which is being raised by this Federation in all the Negotiating Fora since long.

Your kind attention is invited towards number of judicial pronouncements, especially

(a) CAT/Cuttak Bench orders dated 14.11.2017 in O.A. No.260/00763/2014.
(b) Hon’ble High Court Allahabad in W.A. No.3080/2018.
(c) Hon’ble Supreme Court of India SLP(Civil) Diary No.28896/2019 dated 22.10.2019.

Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has passed orders as under:-

“We find no ground to interfere with the impugned order(s) passed by the High Court on the ground that the Petitioners were given regular pay-scale and increments were also given to them, right from day one. Even during Training Period, increments were given to them. We have considered the policy pertaining to ACP. On perusal of the same, we find no ground to deny benefit of Training Period, which was after appointment. The SLPs are accordingly dismissed.”

AIRF is of confirmed opinion that the verdict of Hon’ble Apex Court is self-explanatory about counting of Induction Training Period for the purpose of financial upgradation under ACP/MACP benefits.

AIRF, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to issue clear instructions to all the Zonal Railways and Production Units for its uniform implementation in all the departments of the Indian Railways.

An early action in the matter is solicited.

√Copy to: PED(IR), Railway Board – For necessary action please.
√Copy to: GSs, All Affiliated Unions – For information.