Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT cadre on Indian Railways

Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT
cadre on Indian Railways

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen


Affiliated to :

Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)

International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No I/8/CRC/12/IT

Dated: 12/02/2018
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of cadre restructuring in the gazetted setup of IT
cadre on Indian Railways-reg. 

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s proposal received vide letter No. 2011/AC-II/37/3
dated 24/03/2015 addressed to Federations.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II/2/Part VI dated 31/03/2015.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/8/CRC/12/IT dated 08/11/2017 & 11/12/2017.
Responding to the proposal received vide Railway Board’s letter dated
24/03/2015, NFIR vide letters dated 26/03/2015 & 31/03/2015 furnished detailed comments
on the draft report of the Committee of IT cadre for both non-gazetted & gazetted cadres.
Consequently, Railway Board vide letter No. 2016/AC-II (CC)/37/9 dated 18/04/2017 issued
half-baked and erroneous orders in respect of non-gazetted IT cadres, the same have been disputed by
NFIR as communicated to the Board vide Federation’s letter dated 08/11/2017. There
is, however, no response to Federation’s communication while at the same time, no progress
has been apprised to the Federation in respect of IT Gazetted cadre restructuring, as a
result there is all round discontentment and frustration among IT staff (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted)
throughout the Indian Railways. 
The recommendations of 7th CPC (para 7.7.21 & 7.7.22) wherein model
cadre structure of EDP staff with their placement in the pay was also brought to the notice
of Railway Board vide NFIR’s letter of even no. dated 11/ 12/2017 to revisit the
instructions and draw structure which is more in tune with the current technology, unfortunately Federation
is yet to receive Board’s response. Pursuant to the recommendations of 7th CPC, the DoP&T
have called for detailed comments from the Ministries/Departments vide OM dated 17th
October, 2016, but what information has been sent by the Railway Ministry, is not known to the
Federation as no copy of communication has been made available to us to consider for making
available additional inputs. 
Further to above, Federation desires to mention that the EDs’ Committee
constituted by the Railway Board has also recommended placement of 15% of JA Grade posts
of IT cadre in GP Rs. 8700 i.e. selection Grade and also recommended 64 JA Grade posts on
the Zones Production Units, chargeable to ‘Revenue’ against only 4 posts presently
available on IR. (one on S.C. Railway & 03 on ICF). At the same time, NFIR’s suggestion for
provision of one SAG post in each Zonal Railway & Production Unit, needs to be accepted to
have better control and for improving efficiency, taking into consideration the technological
advancement/changes already taken place. The ICF being the biggest Production Unit of Indian
Railways, deserves to be provided with atleast 26 posts on par with RCF, Kapurthala. 
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider points
mentioned in Federation’s communications, cited under reference as well mentioned above,
and take action for cadre restructuring and up gradation at the earliest.
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Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah):
General Secretary
Copy to the Principal ED (Accounts), Railway Board, New Delhi for
information and necessary
action please.
Copy to the General, Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR.
Media Centre/N F IR.
File No. 18/2007 (DC/JCM). 

Signed copy