Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of posts of Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC) and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) – reg

Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of posts of Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC) and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) – reg

Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of posts
of Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC) and
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk (ECRC) – reg.
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RBE No. 28/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2016/PM1/12(pt)

New Delhi, dated: 22.02.2018
The General Manager (P)
All Indian railways & Pus
(as per standard list)
Sub: Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to marger of
three categories of posts in the Commercial Department over Indian Railways
– viz. Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC), and
Enquiry-cum-Reservation-Clerk (ECRC). 
The 7th CPC’s recommendations pertaining to the Commercial
Department staff of the Railways are contained in Para 11.40.64 to 11.40.70
of their Report. 
Upgradation of posts proposed from erstwhile GP 1900 to GP 2000, and from
erstwhile GP 2400 to GP 2800 have already been notified for implementation
vide Annexure-B of Railway Board’s communication No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2
dated 02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016). Recommendations regarding the merger of
posts in the three consultation with both recognized staff Federations
(AIRF and NFIR) and with the concerned Directorates in the Railway Board,
it has now been decided to implement the merger into a unified category of
‘Commercial and Ticketing Staff’ in a phased manner. Details of the cadre
structure/AVC, staffing pattern and norms of appointment/selection for this
unified category are tabulated in the Annexure to this letter.
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2. The following modalities may be adopted while switching over to the
unified cadre structure detailed in the accompanying Annexure:
2.1 Merger of the three categories will follow a graded approach. In first
phase, the Ticket Checking category as a whole, with all its existing
incumbents, will continue as a separate category with its existing cadre
structure and staffing pattern, while the existing staff working in the
categories of CC and ECRCs may be merged. The merged categories of CC and
ECRC will accordingly have a four tier structure of posts and functional
designation, as below:
i) Commercial-cum-Reservation-Clerk in Level-3
(entry level)
ii) Senior Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in
Level-5 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Senior
Commercial Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk that are in Leve-5
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iii) Chief Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in
Level-6 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Head Commercial
Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-6
iv) Commercial Superintendent in Level-7 consisting
of merged posts currently designated as Chief Booking Supervisor and Chief
Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-7.
2.2 In the second phase of the merger, all future recruitments to the
relevant category(ies) will be in the unified cadre structure merging
Ticket Checking category also with the cadre of CC & ECRC. The final
unified cadre structure with designation of posts, staffing pattern and
norms for appointment will be as detailed in accompanying Annexure.
2.3 As merger progresses from the first phase (Para in 2.1 above) to the
second phase (Para in 2.2 above), nomenclature(s) of posts will also change
correspondingly.
3. 10 + 2 minimum entry qualification has been prescribed for entry into
Level-3 of the Ticket Collectors/ Commercial Clerks categories, as may be
seen in the accompanying Annexure. It is clarified that this stipulation
(of 10 + 2 minimum qualification) will not apply to existing regular staff
against promotional intake.
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4. Usual rules/principles will apply while determining inter se seniority
in the merged categories.
5. Received training modules necessitated due to the merger above will be
prepared an notified separately by the concerned Directorate.

(P.M.Meena)
Dy. Director-II/Estt.(NG)I

ANNEXURE TO LETTER RAILWAY BOARD’S LETTER NO. E(NG)I/2016/PM1/12 DATED 22.02.2018 (RBE No. 28/2018)
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