Promotional prospects of the staff in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- and Rs.4600/- NFIR

Promotional prospects of the staff in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- and Rs.4600/- [NFIR] 

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012 
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen 

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
Dated: 21/08/2018 
The Secretary (E), 
Railway Board, 
New Delhi 

Dear Sir, 
Sub: Promotional prospects of the staff particularly working in Grade Pay Rs.1800/- and Rs.4600/-. 
Ref: (i)Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I/2018/PM 1/14 dated 12/07/2018. 
(ii)NFIR’s letter No.II/1/2018 dated 19/07/2018. 
(iii)Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)-I/2018/PM 1/14 dated 13/08/2018 & 17/08/2018. 


Kind attention is invited to the references cited above with regard to the subject relating to promotional prospects of staff particularly working in GP 1800/- and 4600/-. 

In the above context, NFIR suggests the following for consideration :- 

a) The technology inducted in the various categories necessitates improvement in the entry qualification of Technician- itself. The Technical staff have conveyed to the Federation that n cadre. needs to be restructured duly revising the qualification upwardly and for JEs posts, the entry qualification needs to be revised to BE/B.Tech. 

b) The DR quota in GP.4600/- ‘should be eliminated totally and to be filled only by promotion, 

c) While the railway Board .had enhanced the entry level qualification for recruitment through all modes in GP 1800/- Pay Level-I (RBE No.73/2017) in technical departments, the entry level qualification lOr Technician has not been revised. For improving the efficiency levels, this aspects needs to be addressed. 

d) As highly qualified staff have. joined against safety’ and other than safety category posts, frustration is growing among them due to no career growth for them. In this connection, Federation cites the case of .a Sr. Technicians on a Zonal Railway who possess MBA/PGD (HRM) qualification but they are not able to become JE/SSE as their qualification is not matching with the requirement. They are also not made eligible to appear for GDCE due to restrictions laid down by the Board. In order to meet the genuine aspirations of these qualified staff on Zonal Railways, the GDCE needs to be improved a.s below:- 

Entitlement from safety to•safety, 
  • from safety to non-safety 
  • from non-safety to non-safety and 
  • from non-safety -to safety (for all GDCEs). 
The above points may be got examined so that when meeting is fixed all issues can be discussed in detail for improving railway systems as well career of staff. 

Yours faithfully, 
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary 


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