GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
New Delhi, dated 26.09.2012
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)
Sub: Status of Promotions, made between date of effect and date of Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC, and Seniority of Staff in merged grades in pursuance of Recommendations of 6th CPC.
The issue of status of promotions made between date of effect and date of effect and date of implementation of 6th CPC and seniority of staff in case where two or more pre-revised grades were merged and placed in a common grade pay, in consonance with the recommendations of 6th CPC, was under consideration of Ministry of Railways in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T).
2. The matter has since been examined and it has been decided that status of promotions and seniority of staff holding post in grades which have been merged in pursuance to recommendations of 6th CPC will be determined as under :-
(I) The promotions made between 01.01.2006 to 04.09.2008 date of implementation of 6th CPC on Railways will be protected as the same were made as per the provisions of statutory rules existing at that time. The merger of the pay scale(s) of the post(s) as recommended by 6th CPC have been made effective w.e.f. 01.01.2006; the seniority of government servant which existed on 04.09.2008 will be maintained. i.e., the holder of post having higher pay scale or post which constituted promotion post for the posts in the feeder grade, will rank enblock senior to those holding post having lower pay scale or the posts in feeder grade.
(II) where posts having different pay scales prior to 6th CPC recommendations and now after merger have come to lie in the same Pay Band with same Grade Pay, the inter-se seniority of all the employees will be fully maintained with employee in a pre-revised pay scale being placed higher vis-à-vIs an employee in a lower revised pay scale being placed higher visá-vis an employee in a lower pay scale. Within the same pre-revised pay scale, seniority which existed prior to revision would continue.
(III) Where recruitment for the posts in different pre-revised pay scale(s) was initiated separately for each posts, prior to acceptance of recommendations of 6th CPC, i.e., prior to 04.09.2008 but selected individual joined duty on or after 05.09.2008 in the revised pay scale(s) against the posts which have been granted same Grade Pay, such staff will be assigned seniority enbloc below those who were in position as on 04.09.2008.
(IV) The availability of staff nominated on the basis of panel of promotion given by DPC or Select List given by Selection Board will be decided as on 04.09.2008. In case a staff from the panel given by DPC or Select List given by the Selection Board has joined on or prior to 04.09.2008. then status of all the staff included in panel given by DPC or Select List will be protected and all staff will be considered available and their seniority determined by following the basic principe of seliority, i.e., order of panel given by DPC or merit list given by Selection Board. In case all the staff included In the panel given by DPC or Select List given by Selection Board joins after 04.09.2008, then the seniority of such staff within a grade, will be determined by placing them below all available staff as on04.09.2008 but maintaining their inter-se seniority in order of panel of DPC or merit list given by Selection Board.
3. All the cases of determination of seniority except merged MTS posts will be decided accordingly. The issue of determination of seniority of merged MTS (erstwhile Group ‘D’) posts would be taken up separately.
Hindi version will follow.
Please acknowledge receipt.
Executive Director Estt.(N)
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