Thursday, 18 July 2019

Increasing promotion quota percentage for Technician-III posts in Diesel / Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds in Indian Railways

Increasing promotion quota percentage for Technician-III posts in Diesel / Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds in Indian Railways

As per the Railway Board orders issued on 12th July, 2019, the promotion quota increased from 25% to 50%.

The RBE order said, 50% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from the open market; serving employees who are ‘course completed Act Apprentices’ or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees; and
(ii) 25% from serving semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational qualification as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

(iii) 25% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

Consequent to demand raised by both the recognized Federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR in the PNM, for increasing the promotion quota from 25% to 50% to bring it at par with the provision for Technician-III in the various Engineering Departments, the matter has been examined by the Board, keeping in view the justification put forth by the Federations.

It has been decided that henceforth posts of Technician-III in Diesel/Electric Loco/ EMU Sheds may be filled as under:-

25% plus shortfall, if any, against LDCE quota as at (ii) below by selection from Course Completed Act Apprentices, and ITI passed candidates in relevant trades from the open market; serving employees who are ‘Course Completed Act Apprentices’ or ITI qualified could be considered against this quota allowing age relaxation as applicable to serving employees; and

25% from servmg semi-skilled and unskilled staff with educational qualification as laid down in Apprentices Act; and

50% by promotion of staff in the lower grade as per prescribed procedure.

DIRECT QUOTA IN GRADE PAY RS. 4600 SHOULD BE ELIMINATED TOTALLY

Last year NFIR writes to the Secretary of Railway Board, the Direct Quota in Grade Pay Rs. 4600 should be eliminated totally and to be filled only by promotion.

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

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 Senior 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

Proposed 'Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' by "All India Loco Running Staff Association" (AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019


Proposed 'Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' by "All India Loco Running Staff Association" (AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019

(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2018/E(LR)II/1/14
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways &
Including PUs etc

Sub: Proposed ‘Hunger Strike:24Hrs. Hunger Fast’ and `Chakka Jam’ by “All India Loco Running Staff Association”(AILICSA) on 15th July to 17th July, 2019.

It has come to notice that AILRSA has given a call for Hunger Strike: 24Hrs Hunger Fast' and 'Chakka Jam' on the issues of (i) Revision of KMA rates as per 1980 formula; (ii) Parity in Pension for Running Staff Pensioners; (iii) Implementation of Safety Committee recommendations; (iv) Retention of Railways in Service sector under the Government; (v) Withdrawal of NPS and restoration of OPS; and (vi) Against the 100 days’ Action Plan for Railway Privatisation; (vii) Issues related to Crew Beat and their working hours etc.

In view of aforesaid, there should not be any room for complacency on the part of the Railway administrations and all necessary stringent steps must be taken to ensure discipline and smooth functioning of rail movement. It most he ensured that Railway Servants need to seek necessary permissions from the Competent Authority on their respective Railways/ Production Units to leave their headquarters.

Their particular attention should be drawn to relevant penal provisions i.e. Section 173, 174 and 175 of the Railways Act, 1989 which are attracted in cases of abandoning train without authority, obstructing running of train and endangering the safety of persons by disobeying rules etc.

In case any Railway Servant participates in the aforementioned protests including 'Hunger Strike', 'Chukka Jam' etc, a report indicating the number of Railway Servants who took part in such protests should be conveyed to Board’s office on the evening of 15th , 16th and 17th July, 2019.

(Alok Kumar)
Executive Director Estt.(IR)
Railway Board
Source: Confederation

Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical Staff

Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical Staff

Ministry of Railways

Largest Recruitment Drive for the Para-Medical Staff by Indian Railways

Computer Based Test for Recruitment to 1923 Posts of Para-Medical Categories will start from 19th July, 2019

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections will be available to Eligible Candidates

More than 4.39 Lakh Candidates will appear for the Test

Female candidates constitute 62 per cent of the total candidates

More than 50 % Candidates will be appearing for the post of Staff Nurse

The Test will be held in 345 Test Centres in 107 towns / cities across the country

18 JUL 2019
Indian Railways will conduct the largest recruitment drive for the Para-Medical categories. The Computer Based Test (CBT) for recruitment to 1923 posts of Para-Medical categories will commence from 19.07.2019. The test will be conducted over three days from 19.07.2019 to 21.07.2019 and on each day there will be three shifts. In this recruitment drive, more than 4.39 lakh candidates will be taking the test which will be held in 345 test Centres in 107 towns/cities across the country.

This is first recruitment by Indian Railways in which reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) will be available to eligible candidates. Against 10 per cent of the total vacancies earmarked for EWS candidates, 4654 EWS candidates will be appearing in the Tests.

The Computer Based Test will be of 90 minutes duration with 30 minutes extra for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBDs). The tests will comprise questions from Professional Stream, General Awareness, General Arithmetic, General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Science. There will be multiple choice objective questions.

The questions of the test will be available in 15 different languages, including English and Hindi. The candidates can view the question in English and the language the candidate has opted as the medium of test.

The largest number of candidates applied for this recruitment is from Uttar Pradesh (64,596) followed by Rajasthan (62,772), Maharashtra (38,097), Kerala (35,496).

The noticeable feature of this recruitment is that female candidates out number male candidates, the female candidates constitute 62 per cent of the total candidates. Besides, there are also 28 number of Transgender (TG) candidates in the fray.

The selected candidates will be appointed, inter alia, to the post of Staff Nurse, Dietician, Health & Malaria Inspector, Pharmacist, Optometrist, and Radiographer. More than 50 % candidates will be appearing for the post of Staff Nurse.

PIB

Rules for filing IPRs Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules by all Government servants


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Rules for filing IPRs
18 JUL 2019
In terms of Rule 18 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) are required to be submitted by all Government servants on their first appointment to any service or post and subsequently to be submitted annually. Similar provisions are also available in All India Services (Conduct) Rules, 1968.

Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) being the cadre controlling authority for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) maintains the data in respect of officers belonging to these services. As per information in respect of these officers, IPRs for the year 2018, have not been filed by 52 IAS officers of the level of Joint Secretary & above, 163 CSS officers of the level of Under Secretary & above and 51 CSSS officers of the level of Principal Private Secretary & above.

DoPT, vide O.M. No. 104/33/2005-AVD-I dated 7.09.2011 and O.M. No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.(A) dated 27.09.2011, has prescribed that vigilance clearance shall be denied to the officers of All India Services and Central Civil Services/ Posts for certain purposes if they fail to submit their annual Immovable Property Returns of the previous year latest by 31st January of the following year.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

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