Saturday, September 28, 2013

Railway officers allege disparity in promotion

MADURAI: The members of the India Railway Promotee Officers' Federation (IRPOF) alleged disparity in the promotion for the officers. On the sidelines of the two-day executive council meet attended by the office bearers of the federation from all the zones, the members urged the railway department to follow the existing norms in officers' promotion.

Addressing the media persons, Raman Kumar Sharma, secretary general, IRPOF, said, "Although recruitment rules provide provisions to promote 50% of the officers from Group B to Group A, the department has not been following it. On contrary, only 25% of the posts were being filled by promotion, violating the norms. The department has been showing disparity among the officers of miscellaneous cadre. They are not being provided with promotion as recommended by fifth pay commission. The 80% upgradation, according to the commission, has also not been followed."

Department of personnel and training had given clear instructions to prepare a panel by April 1 to facilitate the promotion to Group A. Every year, when the officers' vacancies are being filled up, a panel has to be appointed to supervise the procedure. However, a panel was not appointed this time, which led to the disparity in the promotion. Moreover, officers of Group A who were promoted from Group B are being paid less compared to their direct Group A officers. The anomaly should be sorted out immediately, said the office bearers.

The members also said that railway board level formal meetings and meeting under 'participation of railway employees in management' ( PREM) were not being conducted regularly. As a result of which several issues of the officers have been kept unresolved. Although Railway board had promised in the formal meetings that additional posts will be provided to accounts, civil engineering, personnel departments, it was not implemented, the members said.

K V Varadarajan, general secretary, southern railway promotee officers' association. who welcomed the announcement of the seventh pay commission, urged the government to merge dearness allowance with basic pay as the implementation of the seventh pay commission will take minimum of five years.


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