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

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. 

29 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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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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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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Railways may retrench officers and employees

By IndianMandarins 14 Jul 2019

The Ministry of Railways may review the performance of its employees to determine their suitability for continuation in their jobs. In group A and B, the performance of officers aged 50 and in group C and D, employees above 55 years, are to be reviewed. Besides, the performance of officers and employees who have completed 30 years of service may also be reviewed. 

 

The Ministry's proposal for review follows a directive issued last month by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

 

After considering the DoPT directive, the Railway Board on Tuesday advised the zonal railways and production units to assess the performance of employees.

 

One of the reportedly controversial guidelines for identifying employees for early retirement states that if the conduct of an employee is not deemed in public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public service, they can be recommended for premature retirement.

 

It is expected that the plan for premature retirement of employees, in particular, may run into serious obstacles because the railways have strong unions. On the other hand, the government may not face that kind of opposition in weeding out Group A & B officers whose associations have no deterrence power.

 

The plan, if implemented unwisely, may disrupt railways functioning which is already short of 2.9 workers and officers at various levels.

 

Official records show that, as on March 31, 2017, the strength of railway employees was 13,08,323 and over 2.9 lakhs posts were vacant. Further, from 2013, about 22,000 to 25,000 railway employees have been inducted into the service every year, while the retirement rate was 55,000 to 60,000 a year.

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Railways may retrench officers and employees

By IndianMandarins 14 Jul 2019

The Ministry of Railways may review the performance of its employees to determine their suitability for continuation in their jobs. In group A and B, the performance of officers aged 50 and in group C and D, employees above 55 years, are to be reviewed. Besides, the performance of officers and employees who have completed 30 years of service may also be reviewed. 

 

The Ministry's proposal for review follows a directive issued last month by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

 

After considering the DoPT directive, the Railway Board on Tuesday advised the zonal railways and production units to assess the performance of employees.

 

One of the reportedly controversial guidelines for identifying employees for early retirement states that if the conduct of an employee is not deemed in public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public service, they can be recommended for premature retirement.

 

It is expected that the plan for premature retirement of employees, in particular, may run into serious obstacles because the railways have strong unions. On the other hand, the government may not face that kind of opposition in weeding out Group A & B officers whose associations have no deterrence power.

 

The plan, if implemented unwisely, may disrupt railways functioning which is already short of 2.9 workers and officers at various levels.

 

Official records show that, as on March 31, 2017, the strength of railway employees was 13,08,323 and over 2.9 lakhs posts were vacant. Further, from 2013, about 22,000 to 25,000 railway employees have been inducted into the service every year, while the retirement rate was 55,000 to 60,000 a year.

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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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