Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.


RBA No. 45/2017

New Delhi, Dated :18/04/2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUs etc.

Sub: Restructuring of IT Cadre on Zonal Railways/PUs/RDSO etc.

A Committee comprising of Executive‘ Directors of Railway Board
was constituted to review the existing Cadre` restructuring of EDP Centres on
Zonal Railways, Production Units & RDSO etc. and suggest changes in the
light of the increasing computerization and growing emphasis on Centralized
Enterprise wide applications across all departments and suggest whether a
separate cadre is required for managing EDP Centres and suggest reviewed
structure long with job requirements and essential qualifications and also
suggest whether any special training field should be made mandatory for them in
order to contribute more effectively in their assigned task.
The Executive Directors’ Committee have examined all the issues in
consultation with both the Federations (AIRF/NFIR ) . The Ministry of Railways
have considered the Report of the Committee. As a result of the review
undertaken on the basis of functional, operational and administrative
requirements , it has been decided with the approval of railways that Group ‘C’
categories of Senior Engineer (IT) and Junior Engineer (IT) of IT Cadre be
restructured in the percentage of 67:33 respectively in accordance with the
percentage of restructuring implemented for other technical categories of all
Engineering Departments including Workshops Technical categories vide Board’s
letter No.PC-III/2013/CRC/4 dated 08.10.2013 (RBE No 102/2013). However, while implementing re ucturing , the following instructions should
be carefully and strictly adhered to:

Date of effect The restructuring of post of Senior
Engineer(Information Technology) and Junior Engineer (Information Technology)
will be with reference to the cadre strength in operation as on 01.04.2017. The
staff who will be placed in Higher Grade pay as a result of implementation of
these orders will draw pay in Higher grades w.e.f. 01.04.2017. The benefit of
restructuring will be restricted to the persons who are working in a particular
cadre on the cut-off-date i.e 04.2017. therefore, posts not in operation would
be treated as deemed to have been surrendered, and the resultant saving
equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to the vacancy bank.2.

  • These orders will be applicable to the permanent regular cadre operated
    as Revenue posts.
  • These orders will not be applicable to ex-cadre & work-charged posts
    which will continue to be based on worth of charge.

3.Pay Fixation
The pay of staff promoted against the additional higher grade posts as a
result of restructuring (including chain/resultant vacancies) will be fixed as
per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules,2016 with the benefit of one increment @ 3% of basic
pay, with the usual option of pay fixation as per extant rules.

4.The existing classification and filling up of the vacancies
(i) The existing classification of the posts as ‘selection’ and/or
‘non-selection’ , as the case may be remains unchanged . However, for the
purpose of implementation of these orders if any individual Railway servant
becomes due for promotion to a post classified as a ‘selection post’ the
existing selection procedure will stand modified in such a case to the extent
that the selection will be based only on scrutiny of service records and
confidential reports without holding any written and/or viva-voce test. This
modified selection procedure has been decided upon by the Ministry of Railways
as a onetime exception by special dispensation, in view of the number involved
with the objective of expediting the implementation of these orders. Similarly,
for posts classified as ‘non-selection’ at the time of this restructuring, the
promotion will be based only on scrutiny of service records and confidential
(ii) Normal vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 (except, direct recruitment
quota) and those arising on that date from this cadre restructuring
including/chain/resultant vacancies should be filled in the following sequence:
  • From panels approved on or before 01-04-2017And current on that date;
  • and the balance in the manner indicat ra 4 (i) above.
(iii)Such selections which have riot tien finalized by 01.04.2017 should
(iv) Employees who retire/resign or expire in between the period from the
date of effect of these orders to the date of of these orders, will be eligible
for the fixation benefits and arreatx under these orders w.e.f. 01.04.2017, if
they are otherwise eligible for the said benefit.
(v) Extant instructions for D&A/Vigilance clearance will be applicable for
effecting benefit of restructuring these orders with reference to date of effect
of these orders.

5.Minimum years of service in each grade
While implementing the restructuring orders, instructions regarding minimum
period of service required for promotion issued from time to time should be

6.Basic functions, duties and responsibilities
Since IT Cadre is being restructured on functional,operational and
administrative considerations , the posts being placed in higher scales of pay
as a result of restructuring should include the duties and responsibilities of
greater importance.

7.Provision of reservation
The extant provisions in this regard should be followed.

8.Refusal of promotion
Such of the staff as had refused promotion before issuance of these orders
and stood debarred for promotion may hence be considered for promotion , in
relaxation of the extant provisions as a onetime exception, if they indicate in
writing that they are willing to be considered for such promotion against the
vacancies existing on 01.04.2017 and arising due to restructuring on the date.
The relaxation will not be applicable to vacancies arising after the date of
effect i.e 01.04.2017.: 3 :

9.Matching Savings
  • Entire scheme of restructuring is to be a self-financing and expenditure
    neutral proposition. Financial implications should be worked out taking into
    account mid-value of pay structure (level) as per pay matrix notified vide
    Part ‘A’ of Ministry of Railways Gazette Notification dated 28.07.2016 (RBE
    No. 90/2016).
  • Since the benefit of restructuring will be restricted to the persons who
    are working in
    IT cadre on the cut-off date i.e. 01-04-2017, the posts not in operation
    would be treated as deemed to have been surrendered and the resultant saving
    equivalent to the surrendered posts will be credited to vacancy bank and
    thus the cadre restructuring would be expenditure neutral proposition. Where
    the money value due to such surrender proves inadequate for financing the
    restructuring,„exercise, the required matching surrender may be arranged at
    the Divisional/Zonal ‘level. There would be no cadre restructuring without
    matching savings by surrender of post
  • The percentage distribution of posts as per these orders is to be based
    upon the operational cadre strength as on 01.04.2017.
10.Annual Review
Annual review of Group ‘C’ staff of IT cadre will be undertaken w.e.f.
01.04.2018, taking into account the cadre strength as on 01.04.2018.
This issues in consultation with the Establishment and Pay Commission
Directorate and with concurrence of the associate Finance Directorate of this


(V.Pr. kash)

Joint Director (Accounts)

Railway Board.

Source: NFIR