Upgradation of pay structure of certain cadres: Railway Board Order RBE No. 155/2022

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Upgradation of pay structure of certain cadres: Railway Board Order RBE No. 155/2022

Upgradation of pay structure of certain cadres: Railway Board Order RBE No. 155/2022


PC-VII No. 200

RBE No. 155 /2022

No. PC-VII/2019/RSRP/3

dated 17/11/2022

The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Upgradation of pay structure of certain cadres.

Consequent upon approval conveyed by Ministry of Finance vide their ID Note No. 36(1)/E.TI(B),2015 dated 01.11.2022, the President has now accorded his approval for upgrading the pay structure of certain Group ‘C’ cadres of Ministry of Railways detailed in the list enclosed as Annexure-I in following manner :-

(i) Upgradation of 50% posts from Level-7 (PB-2/GP-4600)/Group ‘C* to Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800)/Group *C’.

(ii) Further upgradation of these 50% posts in Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800)/Group ‘C’ to Level-9 (PB-2/GP-5400)/Group “C* on non-functional basis after 4 years of service in Level-8(PB-2/GP-4800).

2. Modalities governing above upgradation are enclosed as Annexure-II.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Encl : As above

(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII & HRMS
Railway Board
e-mail: jaya.kumarg[at]gov.in
Ph. No: 011-47845125


List of Categories covered under Upgradation

SN Name of the Department Designation  Categories
1 Civil Senior Section Engineer (SSE) l Sr. Section Engineer/P-Way
2 Sr. Section Engineer/Bridge
3 Sr. Section Engineer/W orks
4 Sr. Section Engineer/Civil
5 Sr. Section Engineer/Estimator
6 Sr. Section Engineer(Research) / Engineer
7 Sr. Section Engineer/Track Machine
2 Electrical Senior Section Engineer (SSE) 8 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical/Electrical (GS)
9 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical Operations
10 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical Maintenance
11 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical (TRD)
12 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical (TRS)
13 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical (RS)
14 Sr. Section Engineer/ Electrical
15 Sr. Section Engineer/Workshop
3 Mechanical Senior Section Engineer (SSE), Chemical & Metallurgical Supdt. 16 Sr. Section Engineer/ Mechanical Workshop
17 Sr. Section Engineer/ Mechanical
18 Sr. Section Engineer/ Carriage & Wagon
19 Sr. Section Engineer/ Dsl Mechanical
20 Sr. Section Engineer/ Dsl Electrical
21 Sr. Section Engineer/ Dsl (A)
22 Sr. Section Engineer/ Loco
23 Sr. Section Engineer/ J&T(Jig&Tools)/
24 Sr. Section Engineer/ Drawing
25 Sr. Section Engineer/ Design Mechanical
26 Sr. Section Engineer/ Engg Workshop
27 Sr. Section Engineer/ Mechanical/ Dy.Car/ BG & MG
28 Sr. Section Engineer/Melting
29 Chemical & Metallurgical Supdt.
4 Signal & Telecom (S&T) Senior Section Engineer 30 Sr. Section Engineer/Signal
31 Sr. Section Engineer/Telecom
32 Sr. Section Engineer/Drawing S&T
33 Sr. Section Engineer/Research (Instrumentation)
34 Sr. Section Engineer/ S&T Workshop
5 Stores 35 Sr. Section Engineer/Printing Press
36 Chief Depot Material Superintendent (CDMS)
6 Traffic/ Commercial Chief Controller, Station Manager/ Station Supdt, Chief Yard Master (CYM), Traffic Inspector, Commercial . Supdt., CRS, Chief Booking Supervisor, Chief Ticketing Inspector 37 Chief Controller
38 Station Manager1Station Supdt.
39 Chief Yard Master (CYM)
40 Traffic Inspector
41 Commercial Supdt.
42 CRS
43 Chief Booking Supervisor
44 Chief Ticketing Inspector
7 Personnel/ Ministerial Chief Office Superintendent, Chief Staff & Welfare Inspector 45 Chief Office Superintendent
46 Chief Staff & Welfare Inspector

(Note # Certain designations exists i certain Railways only)



1 Date of effect (hereinafter referred to as cut-off date This upgradation will be effective from 01.12.2022. While determining the 50% of the strength for benefit of granting the upgradation, sanctioned cadre strength on 30.11.2022 will be taken into consideration. The benefit of upgradation will be restricted to the persons who are in service on the cut-off date.
2 Phases for implementation of above orders _ (i) Phase-I : On the cut-off date, in first phae, only 50% posts of the cadre strength to be upgraded from Level-7 (PB-2/GPA600) to Level-8 (PB-2/GP- 4800).

Pay Level Percentage distribution
Level-7 (PB-2/GP-4600) 50
Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800) 50

(ii) Phase-II : Further upgradation of the 50% posts in Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800) to Level-9 (PB-2/GP- 5400)/Group ‘C’ on non-functional basis after 4 years of service in Level-8(PB-2/GP-4800). After implementation of Phase-II, cadre structure of supervisory categories would be as under :

Pay Level Percentage distribution
Level-7 (PB-2/GP-4600) 50
Level-8 (PB-2/GP-4800) 25
Level-9 (PB-2/GP-5400) 25

In any case, after four years the total number of posts in Level-8 & Level-9 will not be more than 50% of the total cadre strength.

3 Annual review of the Scheme After the cut-off date, annual review of the Scheme to be taken on 1st July of every year.
4 Matching Saving (i) Entire scheme of upgradation is to be financially neutral proposition. For working out the financially implications and ensuring financial neutrality, methodology prescribed under Ministry of Finance/Department of Expenditure’s O.M No. 2(13)/E.III Desk/2017 dated 13.06.2018 (Annexure- 111) shall be followed. The methodology to be adopted is plained as under :-

(ii) Financial implications shall be worked out as under :-

Financial Implications =(Pay Cell l+Pay Cell 10 of Pay Level as per 7th CPC +DA)/2

(iii) After working out the financial implications, the matching savings shall be effected from posts in Level-1 of the c.oncemed departments, before granting the benefit of upgradation to the cadre as per the revised percentage distribution of posts . An Illustration in this regard is enclosed as Annexure -IV

(iv) If the Department/Railways are not able to provide the matching savings, the particular category/department will not be granted the benefit of upgradation till such time alternative solution is found with the approval of Board.

(v) While effecting surrender of posts of equivalent financial value, the existing vacant posts available in the categories on the cut-off date shall also be considered.

(vi) Details of posts so surrendered shall be intimated to Board invariably.

5 Classification and designation There will be no change m the nomenclature/designation, duties and responsibilities and classification of the posts after upgradation and they will remain classified as Group ‘C’.
6 Pay fixation Pay Fixation benefits as per extant Rules will be applicable.



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  • Nitin 2 years ago

    As per the circular, in order to implement order, level 1 posts are to be surrendered to meet with the additional expenditure. But so far as the ministerial cader is concerned, there is no recruitment in level 1 and recruitment is done in level 2 as junior clerk and further promotions. It is not clear, how restructuring in this cader will be implemented.