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Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Level 1 to Level 2

Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (LeveI-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2) – Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I/2015/PM 1/20

New Delhi, dated Jan 08, 2019

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub: Reduction in the residency period for promotion from Grade Pay Rs.1800/- (LeveI-1) to Grade Pay Rs.1900/- (Level-2).

In terms of Para 189(ii) of IREM Vo1.I, employees in Level-1, to be eligible for promotion to Level-2, should have put in a minimum of 3 years of continuous service except in the case of promotion of Scheduled Caste and Schedule Tribe.

The matter regarding reduction in the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in respect of all departments, has been under consideration of the Board. consequent to a demand to this effect having been raised by both the Federations i.e. AIRF and NFIR.

Keeping in view, the fact that younger and better qualified and talented employees are now available in Level -1 of all the departments, it has been decided that the residency period for promotion from Level-1 to Level-2 in all departments may be reduced from the existing 3 years wherever prescribed to 2 years. However, in cases where higher incumbency is prescribed, the same shall continue.

SC/ST employees possessing requisite educational qualification can be considered for promotion to the posts of Skilled Artisan against the 25% qualified stair quota on completion of one year’ regular service.

Para 189(ii) of IREM Vol.I, 2009, Reprint Edition is accordingly amended as per ACS No 260 enclosed herewith.

This issue with the concurrence of the Accounts Dte. Railway Board.

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

V. Prakash
JD(Account)
Railway Board

INDIAN RAILWAYS ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL, VOLUME-I
(1989 EDITION, First Reprint Edition, 2009)

ADVANCE CORRECTION SUP No, 260

Chapter-1, Section-B, Sub – Section IV (II)

Substitute the following for the existing Para 189(ii).

Railway servants in Level-1, to be eligible for promotion to Level-2 posts in all Departments should have put in a minimum of 2 years continuous service. However, in cases where incumbency of more than 3 years is prescribed, the same shall continue. SC/ST employees possess* requisite educational qualification can be considered for promotion to the posts of Skilled Artisans against the 25% qualified staff quota on completion of one year’ regular service.

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(Authority: Railway Board’s No.E(NG)I/2015/PM 1/20 dated 08/01/2019)

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