Revision in the filling up of non-gazetted posts and merger of grades in railways

Consequent on implementation of sixth pay commission recommendation railways formulated the mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts based on seniority cum suitablity basis from the existing pool of railway employees and merger of certain grades.

The same was communicated in the Railways Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15 dated 22.07.2010.  (Click here to view the details of the said railway board letter)

Now, Railways has revised the said procedures in the following letter.


No. E(NG)I-2008/PM1/15

New Delhi, Dated 21.11.2011

The General Managers(P) 
All Indian Railways & 
Production Units 
(As per standard list)

Sub: Implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC – Merger of grades – Revised classification and mode of filling up of non-gazetted posts – Scheme for filling up of vacancies after 31.12.2011.

Ref:  Boards letters of even no dated 11.01.2010, 22.07.2010, 03.11.2010 and 06.04.2011.

Reference this Ministry’s letters of even number dated 03.09.2009 & 07.06.2010 on the above subject, under which scheme for filling up of vacancies as may arise up to 31.08.2009 & 31.12.2011 respectively were circulated to the Railways.


2. The issue has once again been considered by this Ministry and it has been decided that the existing methodology, as enumerated in the letter of even number dated 03.09.2009, may be applied to fill up the promotional vacancies as may arise up to 31.12.2012, with benchmarking as indicated in letter dated 07.06.2010, i.e., 6 and 8 marks out of 15 for the posts in Grade Pay Rs 4200 and Rs 4600 respectively, wherever promotion is to be done onthe basis of ‘Senior cum Suitability’, till further orders.

2.1 It has also been decided that henceforth the contents reflected in para 2.3 of Board’s letter of even number dated 03.09.2009, prescribing for filling up of direct recruitment and promotee quota vacancies in the grade pay of Rs.4200 and Rs.4600, stands nullified.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

Hindi version will follow.

(Kajal Mukerjee) 
Dy. Director Estt.(NG)I 
Railway Board