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DOPT clears RR: Appointment for 15 AM posts expected shortly

If some top sources at DOPT are to be believed the department has cleared the Recruitment Rules (terms and norms) for 15 newly created posts of Additional Member in Railway Board. Reportedly, the approval reached Rail Bhawan last Saturday triggering speculations that Railway Board will start its bit to fill these posts.

Indianmandarins had on November 29 reported (CLICK TO READ) that Ministry of Railways had sent a proposal to the Department of Personnel & Training for its approval on Recruitment Rules (RR).

It may be mentioned that in a cadre restructuring approx 15 new posts of Additional Member (HAG+ level, same as GM) were created in March this year. of 15 newly created posts; IRAS earned 2 posts; IRSE, IRSEE & IRSME earned 03 posts each whereas IRPS, IRTS, IRSS & IRSSE earned 01 post each. In addition, approx. 5 posts of Additional Member are already lying vacant which too may filled up together with newly created posts.

Senior officers belonging to eight different services may stay hopeful for career progression which was hanging in balance since April this year.

10 Dec 2019
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JS Empanelment: 70 IRSS officers (1991-1996) waiting their turn

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that approx. 70 officers belonging to Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) are waiting their turn for empanelment to hold Joint Secretary level posts in Govt of India. The JS empanelment of five batches (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996) of IRSS cadre is expected to be cleared together. Reportedly, 36 officers may expect to feature on the list.     

10 Dec 2019
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DOPT clears RR: Appointment for 15 AM posts expected shortly

By IndianMandarins 10 Dec 2019

If some top sources at DOPT are to be believed the department has cleared the Recruitment Rules (terms and norms) for 15 newly created posts of Additional Member in Railway Board. Reportedly, the approval reached Rail Bhawan last Saturday triggering speculations that Railway Board will start its bit to fill these posts.

Indianmandarins had on November 29 reported (CLICK TO READ) that Ministry of Railways had sent a proposal to the Department of Personnel & Training for its approval on Recruitment Rules (RR).

It may be mentioned that in a cadre restructuring approx 15 new posts of Additional Member (HAG+ level, same as GM) were created in March this year. of 15 newly created posts; IRAS earned 2 posts; IRSE, IRSEE & IRSME earned 03 posts each whereas IRPS, IRTS, IRSS & IRSSE earned 01 post each. In addition, approx. 5 posts of Additional Member are already lying vacant which too may filled up together with newly created posts.

Senior officers belonging to eight different services may stay hopeful for career progression which was hanging in balance since April this year.

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JS Empanelment: 70 IRSS officers (1991-1996) waiting their turn

By IndianMandarins 10 Dec 2019

Indianmandarins has reliably learnt that approx. 70 officers belonging to Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) are waiting their turn for empanelment to hold Joint Secretary level posts in Govt of India. The JS empanelment of five batches (1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995 & 1996) of IRSS cadre is expected to be cleared together. Reportedly, 36 officers may expect to feature on the list.     

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Railways: CAG report underlines disappointing operating ratio

By IndianMandarins 03 Dec 2019

Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) in its report tabled in Parliament said that the Railways recorded an operating ratio of 98.44 per cent in 2017-18 which is the disappointing ever in the past 10 years. The operating ratio shows how efficiently the railway is operating and how healthy its finances are. An operating ratio of 98.44 per cent means that the Railways spent Rs 98.44 to earn Rs 100.
The CAG report tells that the Operating Ratio of the Railways was 95.3 per cent in 2009-10, 94.6 per cent in 2010-11 and 94.9 per cent in 2011-2012. The worst performance of the railways in the last two decades was in 2000-01 when its operating ratio was 98.3 per cent. The following year, it improved to 96.
The operating ratio of railways has been above 90 per cent over the six years before 2017-18. The national auditor in its report on railways' finances, said that the railways would have ended up with a negative balance of Rs 5,676.29 crore, instead of a surplus of Rs 1,665.61 crore, but for the advance received from NTPC and IRCON.
Railways has also been unable to meet its operational cost of passenger services and other coaching services as almost 95 per cent of the profit from freight traffic was utilised to compensate for the loss on operation of passenger and other coaching services. The report says that one of the contributing factors has been free and concessional fare tickets/ passes and Privilege Ticket Orders (PTOs) to various beneficiaries.

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Railways: Fate of 20 Additional Member level posts hangs in balance

By IndianMandarins 29 Nov 2019

There has been murmuring among senior officers belonging to eight different cadres under the Ministry of Railways as they find their career progression hanging in balance.

In a cadre restructuring approx fifteen new posts of Additional Member (HAG+ level, same as GM) were created in March this year but appointment to these posts are yet awaited. Insiders say that careers of a large number of railway officers has stuck due to inordinate delay in filling up these newly created posts.  

It was also rumoured that top authorities of the ministry establishment didn't want to operate these new 15 posts in the Rail Bhawan. So, a proposal was made, as per the allocation of newly created posts among eight cadres, to distribute these posts across Railway Zones. But, no action has been taken so far.

Contrary to the rumors Indianmandarins learns that Ministry of Railways has sent a proposal to the Department of Personnel & Training for its approval on Recruitment Rules (RR). Once the terms and norms (RR) are approved the Railway Board will start its bit to fill these posts.

It may be mentioned that of 15 newly created posts; IRAS earned 2 posts; IRSE, IRSEE & IRSME earned 03 posts each whereas IRPS, IRTS, IRSS & IRSSE earned 01 post each. In addition, approx. 5 posts of Additional Member are already lying vacant which too may filled up together with newly created posts. 

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Railway Board: Pande appointed Member, Staff

By IndianMandarins 03 Nov 2019

The NaMo administration on Saturday appointed  Manoj Pande (IRPS) appointed to the post of Member (Staff), Railway Board. Presently, he is Director General (Personnel) in Railway Board.

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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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Five-member panel on privatization of railway stations & trains

By IndianMandarins 11 Oct 2019

Railways ministry has constituted a five-member committee in the chairmanship of NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant to look into the matter of privatization of railway stations and trains on various routes. The committee has to look into the matter of developing 50 stations across the country as world class besides handing over 150 trains to private operators for better service.

Other members in the group included chairman of Railway Board, finance commissioner, finance and urban development secretaries and member of railway board besides some other members. The committee has been asked to complete its work and submit its report in one year.

Proposal to constitute such a committee was given to the railways ministry by NITI Aayog only. NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant had written a letter to Railway Board chairman Vinod Yadav in this regard in which dissatisfaction was expressed over the development of stations and suggestions were given to take some measures.

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