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Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways

  Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)
No I/8/CRC/12/IT
Dated: 12/02/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways-reg. 
Ref: (i) Railway Board’s proposal received vide letter No. 2011/AC-II/37/3 dated 24/03/2015 addressed to Federations.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/2/Part VI dated 31/03/2015.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/CRC/12/IT dated 08/11/2017 & 11/12/2017.

Responding to the proposal received vide Railway Board’s letter dated 24/03/2015, NFIR vide letters dated 26/03/2015 & 31/03/2015 furnished detailed comments on the draft report of the Committee of IT cadre for both non-gazetted & gazetted cadres. Consequently, Railway Board vide letter No. 2016/AC-II (CC)/37/9 dated 18/04/2017 issued half-baked and erroneous orders in respect of non-gazetted IT cadres, the same have been disputed by NFIR as communicated to the Board vide Federation’s letter dated 08/11/2017. There is, however, no response to Federation’s communication while at the same time, no progress has been apprised to the Federation in respect of IT Gazetted cadre restructuring, as a result there is all round discontentment and frustration among IT staff (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) throughout the Indian Railways. 

The recommendations of 7th CPC (para 7.7.21 & 7.7.22) wherein model cadre structure of EDP staff with their placement in the pay was also brought to the notice of Railway Board vide NFIR’s letter of even no. dated 11/ 12/2017 to revisit the instructions and draw structure which is more in tune with the current technology, unfortunately Federation is yet to receive Board’s response. Pursuant to the recommendations of 7th CPC, the DoP&T have called for detailed comments from the Ministries/Departments vide OM dated 17th October, 2016, but what information has been sent by the Railway Ministry, is not known to the Federation as no copy of communication has been made available to us to consider for making available additional inputs. 

Further to above, Federation desires to mention that the EDs’ Committee constituted by the Railway Board has also recommended placement of 15% of JA Grade posts of IT cadre in GP Rs. 8700 i.e. selection Grade and also recommended 64 JA Grade posts on the Zones Production Units, chargeable to ‘Revenue’ against only 4 posts presently available on IR. (one on S.C. Railway & 03 on ICF). At the same time, NFIR’s suggestion for provision of one SAG post in each Zonal Railway & Production Unit, needs to be accepted to have better control and for improving efficiency, taking into consideration the technological advancement/changes already taken place. The ICF being the biggest Production Unit of Indian Railways, deserves to be provided with atleast 26 posts on par with RCF, Kapurthala. 

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider points mentioned in Federation’s communications, cited under reference as well mentioned above, and take action for cadre restructuring and up gradation at the earliest.

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

Copy to the Principal ED (Accounts), Railway Board, New Delhi for information and necessary
action please.
Copy to the General, Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/N F IR.
File No. 18/2007 (DC/JCM). 


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