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CRB Appointment: PMO keeps a tab on maneuvering

Maneuvering in Indian bureaucracy sometimes provides more spice than the real politic. Appointment of the next CRB and efforts to get extension to the outgoing CRB Vinod Kumar Yadav (IRSEE:1980) appear to have set the stage for a new drama unfolding. The matter has gathered importance also because this time only a couple of senior officials have the eligibility to become Chairman of Railway Board. If some top sources are to be believed, PMO too is silently watching the matter.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that vigilance department has started its attempt to explore avenues which may go against East Central Railway, GM, L C Trivedi (IRSME:1983) who is considered to be the most eligible candidate to succeed Yadav who is retiring December this year. Trivedi has a fair career record and is considered to have competence and administrative acumen among the present lot with almost 20 months of service remaining. Senior Railways officials say that Trivedi is a close relative of former CRB and incumbent Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani and that’s enough for his opponents to join hands together.

Though extension to CRBs in recent past failed to yield desired outcome but the outgoing CRB Yadav may get an extended tenure. Reportedly, Yadav is known for his fair service records and has been synergetic with the higher ups which may help him securing extension.

The other strong claimant for the top job is Vidya Bhushan (IRSME:1983), GM of East Coast Railway who has 22 months before he retires.

But what appears worth underlining is vigilance angle which is not so surprising. If some well-placed sources are to be believed Trivedi is likely to be trapped in a Vigilance case even though he did play crucial role to roll out Vande Bharat Express. 

08 Nov 2019
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Premature-retirement: 154 SAG & HAG officers being reviewed

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Railways Ministry has kick-started the NaMo administration’s directives of periodic review of officials to find out fit cases for premature retirement.

Reportedly, Railway Board is reviewing the services of 154 Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS) officers at Senior Administrative Grade and Higher Administrative Grade who have attained 50 yrs of age or would be attaining 50 yrs of age in between 01.01.2020 to 31.03.2020.

Railway Board is appeared to have conveyed to the Zonal Railways that the screening of all IRMS officers between the above mentioned age brackets be carried out by an by internal committee. The Board has set 31.10.2019 as the deadline for submition of reports.

It may be mentioned that only 154 IRMS officers are presently working directly under the Railway Board whereas rest of the IRMS officers work under the direct supervision of Zonal Railways.

24 Oct 2019
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CRB Appointment: PMO keeps a tab on maneuvering

By IndianMandarins 08 Nov 2019

Maneuvering in Indian bureaucracy sometimes provides more spice than the real politic. Appointment of the next CRB and efforts to get extension to the outgoing CRB Vinod Kumar Yadav (IRSEE:1980) appear to have set the stage for a new drama unfolding. The matter has gathered importance also because this time only a couple of senior officials have the eligibility to become Chairman of Railway Board. If some top sources are to be believed, PMO too is silently watching the matter.

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that vigilance department has started its attempt to explore avenues which may go against East Central Railway, GM, L C Trivedi (IRSME:1983) who is considered to be the most eligible candidate to succeed Yadav who is retiring December this year. Trivedi has a fair career record and is considered to have competence and administrative acumen among the present lot with almost 20 months of service remaining. Senior Railways officials say that Trivedi is a close relative of former CRB and incumbent Air India CMD Ashwani Lohani and that’s enough for his opponents to join hands together.

Though extension to CRBs in recent past failed to yield desired outcome but the outgoing CRB Yadav may get an extended tenure. Reportedly, Yadav is known for his fair service records and has been synergetic with the higher ups which may help him securing extension.

The other strong claimant for the top job is Vidya Bhushan (IRSME:1983), GM of East Coast Railway who has 22 months before he retires.

But what appears worth underlining is vigilance angle which is not so surprising. If some well-placed sources are to be believed Trivedi is likely to be trapped in a Vigilance case even though he did play crucial role to roll out Vande Bharat Express. 

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Premature-retirement: 154 SAG & HAG officers being reviewed

By IndianMandarins 24 Oct 2019

If some well-placed sources are to be believed Railways Ministry has kick-started the NaMo administration’s directives of periodic review of officials to find out fit cases for premature retirement.

Reportedly, Railway Board is reviewing the services of 154 Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS) officers at Senior Administrative Grade and Higher Administrative Grade who have attained 50 yrs of age or would be attaining 50 yrs of age in between 01.01.2020 to 31.03.2020.

Railway Board is appeared to have conveyed to the Zonal Railways that the screening of all IRMS officers between the above mentioned age brackets be carried out by an by internal committee. The Board has set 31.10.2019 as the deadline for submition of reports.

It may be mentioned that only 154 IRMS officers are presently working directly under the Railway Board whereas rest of the IRMS officers work under the direct supervision of Zonal Railways.

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Railway Board: Several Director level officers to be moved

By IndianMandarins 21 Oct 2019

The NaMo Administration seems to be in the spree of pruning jobs at least in the Railways. Reportedly, it has decided to cut down staff strength of Railway Board from 200 to around 150.

Reportedly, review of deployment of railway staff is on the anvil. The Board wants to transfer five director-level officers and above to the zonal offices which the Railways claim a long pending move to enhance efficiency as there were too many officers within the railway board looking at the same thing. The officers will be sent to zones and division to help in the functioning of the zones. Sources said that transfers will be formalised in a month’s time. However a final decision is yet to be taken on how many officers will be transferred. However, these changes will not impact top-level functionaries in the board.

A committee constituted in 2015 under the chairmanship of Bibek Debroy recommended the restructuring of the Board. The railway ministry had in September 2014 constituted this eight-member committee for the mobilisation of resources for major railway projects and restructuring of the railways.

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Ten officers appointed as GM, Railways

By IndianMandarins 19 Sep 2019

The NaMo administration on Thursday cleared the appointment of as many as ten officers as General Manager Railways. Accordingly;

  1. Rajiv Kumar Vyas (IRSS) appointed as GM, Rail Wheel Factory (Yelhanka)
  2. John Thomas (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Southern Railway (Chennai)
  3. Suneet Sharma (IRSME) appointed as GM, Eastern Railway (Howrah). Presently he is GM Modern Coach Factory (Rae Bareli)
  4. G Banerjee (IRSEE) appointed as GM South East Central Railway (Bilaspur)
  5. R Gupta (IRSME) appointed as GM, Rail Coach Factory (Kapoorthala)
  6. Sanjeev Mittal (IRSE) appointed as GM, Central Railway, Mumbai
  7. V M Srivastva (IRSEE) appointed as GM, Modern Coach Factory, Rae Bareli Vice Suneet Sharma
  8. Sanjay Kumar Mohanty (IRTS) appointed as GM, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata
  9. Anand Prakash (IRSE) appointed as GM, North Western Railway (Jaipur)
  10. Y P Singh (IRSSE) appointed as GM, CORE, Allahabad

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Railways: 40 officers empanelled for GM level appointment

By IndianMandarins 12 Jun 2019

Amid six GM posts lying vacant in Indian Railway the ACC on Tuesday approved the panel of forty officers for appointment to General Manager level positions. Officers on the list are;

 

  • R Gupta (IRSME:1984)
  • Rajiv Kumar Vyas (IRSS:1984)
  • Anil Kumar Kathpal (IRSME:1984)
  • G Banerjee (IRSEE:1984)
  • John Thomas (IRSEE:1984)
  • V M Srivastava (IRSEE:1984)
  • Sanjiv Mittal (IRSE:1984)
  • Anand Prakash (IRSE:1984)
  • Santosh Kumar Agarwal (IRSE:1984)
  • Uma Shankar S Yadav (IRSE:1984)
  • Y P Singh (IRSSE:1984)
  • S P Singh Chauhn (IRSSE:1984)
  • S K Goel (IRSEE:1984)
  • Shailendra K Singh (IRSEE:1984)
  • S Swarup (IRSEE:1984)
  • Anand S Khati (IRPS:1985)
  • Manoj Joshi (IRSME:1985)
  • A Gangal (IRSME:1985)
  • Shubhranshu (IRSME:1985)
  • Anuj Prakash (IRSME:1985)
  • Sunil Bajpai (IRSME:1985)
  • A K Pandey (IRSS:1985)
  • Alok Kansal (IRSE:1985)
  • Sanjay Rastogi (IRSE:1985)
  • Om Prakash Singh ((IRSE:1985)
  • K Shunmugaraj (IRSS:1986)
  • Ram Lal (IRSS:1985)
  • Aditya Sharma )IRSS:1985)
  • Rajesh Agral (IRSE:1985)
  • Sanjay Kumar Mohanty (IRTS:1985)
  • Mukesh Nigam (IRTS:1985)
  • Sanjay Singh Gehlot (IRTS:1985)
  • Naresh Salecha (IRAS:1986)
  • N P Pande (IRAS:1986)
  • Arun Arora (IRSME:1986)
  • A K Agarwal (IRSME:1986)
  • Sushant Kumar Mishra (IRTS:1986)
  • Ms Reena Ranjan (IRAS:1986)
  • Ms Anuradha Mukhedar (IRAS:1985)
  • Kailash C Swami (IRSE:1986)

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Appointment of five Railway GMs hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 16 May 2019

It is reliably learnt that crucial appointments to the post of General Manager and Zonal Managers of Indian Railways have been left to languish due to differing views between Railway Board and Department of Personnel and Training on recommendations of selection panel. It goes on without signs of an early solution.

Top sources indicate that (DOPT) twice returned the panel recommended by the Railway Board for appointment to GM level posts in Indian Railways.

Sources say, Ministry of Personnel sensed the possibility of intended advantages to be given to a particular service. And, thus, the DOPT expressed its displeasure by returning the panel.

Chairman Railways Board is reported to be trying to address DOPT’s concerns that relate to maintaining fairplay in appointments.

At present the posts of GM, Rail Wheel Factory (Bangalore) and GM, Southern Railway, are lying vacant. This is so since 1 April 2019. Moreover, GM posts in Eastern Railway (Kolkata), South East Central (Bilaspur) and Rail Coach Factory (Kapurthala) fell vacant on 1 May 2019 and await new appointments ever since.

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Railways: Appointment of 09 GMs and NAIR & RDSO chiefs cleared

By IndianMandarins 20 Sep 2018

NaMo administration, on Thursday, cleared the appointment of 11 senior officers to General Manager (GM) and GM level posts in India Railways. The list is as follows:

 

  • Ajay Vijayvargiya (IRSS) laterally shifted as GM, West Central Railway. He serves as GM, Kolkata Metro Rail.
  • P C Sharma (IRSS) appointed as GM, Kolkata Metro vice Vijayvargiya.
  • Rajiv Chaudhry (IRSE) appointed GM, North Central Railway, Allahabad
  • Magroob Hussain (IRSEE), appointed as GM, Rail Wheel Factory, Yelhanka. Currently he serves as DG, RDSO, Lucknow.
  • Virendra Kumar (IRSME) replaces Magroob as new DG, RDSO (Lucknow)
  • P S Mishra (IRTS) appointed as GM, South Eastern Railway, Garden Reach, Kolkata.
  • Further, subject to the outcome of Principal Bench of CAT (Delhi) decision filed by Manoj Pande, P K Mishra (IRSE) appointed GM, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Pradeep Kumar (IRSEE) appointed DG, National Academy of Indian Railways (NAIR).
  • Simultaneously, Sunil Mathur (IRTS) was granted the pay scale of Railway Zonal Manager.

 

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Tiwari empanelled as GM (Railways)

By IndianMandarins 12 Sep 2018

A K Tiwari (IRSME) empanelled for appointment to the post of GM (Open-line & Non-Open line) in the Zonal Railways for the panel year 2018-19.

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