Confederation informed in its blog that Ministry of Railways was not in favour of Upgrade LDC to UDC as it considered Upgradation of LDC to UDC was not feasible in Railways.
Confederation Blog Post
ABOLISH AND UPGRADE ALL POSTS OF LOWER DIVISION CLERKS (LDCS) TO UPPER DIVISION CLERKS (UDCS) – MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS IS NOT IN FAVOUR OF THE STAFF SIDE DEMAND
Action taken report on the minutes of the standing Committee National Council JCM held on 03.05.2017
Minutes – Reacting to the comment made by the official side, the staff side pointed out that prima-facie, on introduction of computerized functioning in almost all departments, the functions assigned to LDCs have become redundant.
Decision – What is required is to get the report from each department and take a conscious decision, as LDC is a common category.
Report of the Ministry of Railways (OM dated 01.12.2017)
In view of functional requirement of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) and promotional aspects of MTS, proposal to abolish and upgrade all posts of LDCs (LDC now as Junior Secretariat Assistant) to UDCs (now called as Senior Secretariat Assistant) may not be recommended and besides this, RBSCS is patterned on the lines of the CSCS and the existing system is working well, unless there is any change in CSCS, no change is desirable in RBSCS. 7th CPC has also not provided upgradation of to LDCs; therefore to abolish and upgrade all posts of LDCs to UDCs is considered not feasible.
Source : Confederation