Granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways in GP 5400 Level-9

Settle all 7th CPC Anomalies represented by the Staff: 48th NC JCM Meeting

Granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways in Grade Pay 5400/Level-9

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)


Dated: 09/09/2019

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Reckoning Grade Pay Rs. 4200/Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 15/2017.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.PCVII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02/08/2016 [Annexure-B Note 2/RBE No. 93/2016].
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10/06/2009.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/MACPS/2009/Part 11 dated 28/08/2017 & 04/01/2018.
(v) NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Part 11 dated 29/01/2018.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/2019 dated 09/04/2019.

Federation feels disappointed that despite the above subject was listed in the PNM Agenda two years ago, there has been no decision from Railway Board till date.

Vide NFIR’s letter of even no. dated 09/04/2019, merits of the case have been adequately explained besides extract of Item No. 31 of Railway Board’s letter PC-V/99/1/1/1 dated 19/02/2002 has also been furnished. In terms of item No. 31 of Board’s letter dated 19/02/2002, the Station Masters are entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS in GP 5400/Level-9 (7th CPC). In this connection, Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2019/CC/7/WCR dated 05/04/2019 addressed to General Manager (P), W.C. Railway, Jabalpur allowing 3rd financial upgradation in terms of Board’s letter dated 19th February, 2002 (Para 1.4) may be connected. It is however unfortunate that although the case of Station Master category gets covered by Railway Board’s letter dated 19th February, 2002 for the purpose of entitlement of 3rd financial upgradation (GP 5400/Level-9) under MACPS, the Railway Board have not responded to Federation’s PNM Item No. 15/2017 even after lapse of two years.

Attention is also invited to 7th CPC recommendation contained in para 11.04.55 of the report, relevant extract of which is placed below:

“Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix. The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 6 and 40 percent in Level 7. The designation of ASM may be abolished”.

Federation once again urges upon the Railway Board to expedite action and decision, granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Master category in GP 5400/- Level-9.

Yours faithfully,

General Secretary

Source: NFIR