Promotion and Seniority: Between date of effect of 6th CPC and implementation regarding merged grades: Clarification by Railway Board

R.B.Estt. No.107/2012


New Delhi, dated 26.09.2012

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing

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)
Railway Board.

Source: AIRF and NFIR

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