Promotional Increment to those promoted to identical pay Band and Grade Pay

Promotional increment under Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 to those promoted to identical Pay Band or Grade Pay shouldering higher responsibilities

Railways has planned to grant Promotional increment under Rule 13 of RS (RP) Rules, 2008 to those promoted to identical Pay Band or Grade Pay shouldering higher responsibilities.

(Railway Board)


 New  Delhi,  dated   .04.2015.

General Secretary
National Federation of Indian  Railwaymen
3,  Chelmsford Road
New Delhi-110055.

Subject:  Grant of promotional increment under rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules,  2008 to those promoted to identical Pay Band /Grade Pay shouldering higher responsibilities.

Ref:                 Item no.1/2014  of PNM.


In terms   of  rule   13  of  Railway   Services    (Revised    Pay)   Rules,   2008,   fixation    of  pay with   one additional  increment  is admissible    in the  situations  of  promotion   from   one  Grade Pay to  another.   Prior   to implementation    of  above   rules, fixation    of  pay  on  appointment from   one   post   to   another   was  governed by  Rule  1313(FR22)(1)(a)(1)R-II  (still   in force) which    provides    for   fixation     of   pay   involving     additional   increment appointment    /   promotion    as  per   the  provisions   of   Recruitment Rules in the situations involving assumption   of   duties    and   responsibilities of  greater importance.  Further, in terms of  Rule 1313  (FR22)(III)R-II appointment   in  identical pay scale is not  to  be  deemed as a  case of assumption of  duties   and  responsibilities of greater importance.

2.        Consequent upon implementation of recommendations of 6th CPC  there were various  situations  of appointment to identical Pay  in    the   nominal  promotional hierarchy    of    the  employee  and  such   posts could  not  be    merged     (in    terms     of recommendations    of  6th  CPC envisaging merger of various   scales)  and  the  posts  continued to   be  feeder  and   promotional    posts though  in  same  Grade   Pay.  There   was   marked assumption    of   duties     and    responsibilities of   greater     importance.   Such   cases   were examined    with   Ministry   of  Finance and DOP&T and  consequently,   as agreed,  promotional benefit  was  extended  to certain  categories   vide   Board’s    letter    No.PC-VI/2011/IC/1 dated
12.9.2013 (copy  enclosed).

3.           Now  there   are demands  from   the   Federations    for  grant   of  benefit   to  certain  other situations    viz;

S.No  Feeder Category Promotional Categories  Revised Pay structure(Pay Band, Grade Pay)
(i) Track  Maintainers-IV Key man PB-1 GP Rs  1800
(ii) Peon Record Sorter/  GastetnerOperator PB-1 GP Rs  1800
(iii)  Sr.ALP works under
Loco  Pilot
 Loco Pilot (Shunting)  Works Independently. PB-1   GP Rs  2400
(iv) Commercial   Clerk Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk PB-1   GP Rs  2800
;(v) Sr. Goods  Guard Passenger  Guard PB-2 GP Rs 4200
(vi) Sr. Loco  Pilot  (Shunting) Loco  Pilot (Goods) PB-2 GP Rs  4200
(vii) Station   Master Section Controller PB-2 GP Rs  4200


3.Chelmsford   Road.  New  Delhi

No.0112014(PNM)                                                                                                               Dated:  02.04.2015

Copy forwarded to the General Secretaries of affiliated unions of NFIR for COMMENTS

Media Centre/ NFIR
Dr. M. Ragavaiah

General  Secretary

4.          The issue    has   been  examined  and   it  has been  observed    item wise      as   under:

Item  No.(i)    Track   Man  to  Key  Man

Item   No.(ii) Peon  to Record Sorter

Consequent    to  the  implementation of  6th  CPCs recommendations,  the  pre-revised scales  of Rs.  2550-3200, Rs.  2610-3540, Rs. 2650-4000  and 2750-4400  in respect  of Group
‘D’  posts  have   been   replaced   by Revised  Pay structure of  Pay Band   PB I  and  Grade  pay Rs. 1800 and  the functions  etc of the  posts are deemed  to  have merged.   The situation is common  to  all  the  erstwhile Group  ‘D’  categories.   Accordingly the  question of fixation   of pay under  Rule 13 of Revised pay rules does not arise in these specific  situations.

Further  based  on the  report   of  the  Committee set· up  by  Board,  the  category  of Track Man/ Keymen etc is now being operated in four  Grade unified   structure and in such a  pay structure benefit  is already  available  on promotion from  one Grade Pay to  another and  there  is no issue of non admissibility of fixation  of pay under  Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules 2008.  (Reference:   Board’s  letter  No 2010/CE-l(Spl)/GNS/15{Pt)  dated   17/08/2012)  copy enclosed.

Item  No. (iii) Sr. ALP to  Loco Pilot  (Shunting)

Item  No.  ( v) Sr. Goods Guard to  Passenger Guard

Item  No. (vi) Sr. Loco Pilot(Shunting) to  Loco Pilot  (Goods)

In respect  of above situations of promotions in the  identical scale of pay, consequent to consultation  with  Ministry of Finance a    detailed clarification has been issued  to  zonal Railways  vide   Board’s   letter    No.  PCVI/2011/IC/l  dated   22/05/2014   (copy   enclosed) explaining  the  detailed background,   leading  to  admissibility of  promotional  pay  fixation and the  methodology adopted for   fixation   of pay on promotion to  identical grade  pay in different situations, in terms  of Board’s letter  No.PC-Vl/2011/IC/1 dated  22/05/2014.

Item  No.( iv):  Commercial Clerk to  Enquiry cum Reservation Clerk

Item  No. (vii) Station  Master  to Section  Controller.

The above situations are result  of lateral  movement of employees  from  one cadre to another on their  own  volition based on the option  furnished by them and not the cases of promotion in their normal hierarchy.  As per norms being followed,  such situations are not  being considered  for  extension  of  benefit  of   fixation   of  pay under  Rule 3 of  RS(RP) Rules 2008.

5.          Keeping in view  above position it is not feasible  to agree to the demand.

Encl: As above.

Yours Faithfully
For Secretary/Railway Board

Download Railway Board Order No. PC-VI/2014/IR-N/4 dated 01.04.2015

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