Freezing new posts creation and surrender of 50% vacancies in Railways

Review of Policy created, Freezing new posts creation and surrender 50% of existing vacancies in Railways – Railway Board Order No. E(MPP)2018/1/1 dated 02.07.2020


RBE No. -48/2020

No. E(MPP)2018/1/1

Dated. 02/07/2020

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways,
including Production Units and Others

Sub: Review of Policy on creation of posts.

Ref: 1. Board’s letter no. E(MPP)2018/1/1 dtd. 04/04/2018 (RBE No. 52/2018) and E(MPP)2018/1/11 dated 19/12/2018 (RBE No. 198/2018).

2. FC’s D.O. no 2015-B-235 dated 19/06/2020 to GMs Indian Railways.

Board (CRB, FC) has approved following in an Action plan for Economic Measure and Rationalization of Expenditure :

a) Freezing new posts creation except safety, till further orders:

b) Reviewing of posts created in last two years and if, recruitment has not been done against these posts, reviewing the same for surrendering, and

c) Surrendering 50% of existing vacancies, in other than Safety category.

2. The aforesaid decision of Board is hereby communicated for strict compliance.

3. Instructions regarding review of pending indents(non safety) with RRB is being issued separately.

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

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Ajay Jha)
Joint Director
(MPP) Railway Board

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Also check the following links related to this topic:

“Pool of Surrendered Posts” – Creation of posts for new assets – Railway Board

Creation of Posts in Railways – Railway Board Circular

Creation Of Posts In Railways – Railway Board Circular

Ban on creation of Posts , Cut in Expenditure – Austerity measures by Fin Min

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