Railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in GP 1800/Level 1 (7th CPC)
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Inter Railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in GP 1800/Level 1 (7th CPC)-reg.
(i) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Pt. dated 27/02/2017 addressed to GM, N.F. Railway and GM, S.C. Railway.
(ii) GM (P), N.F. Rly’s letter No. E/283/60/M/C&W/IRMT/PSK dated 25/05/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 19/06/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s reply to GS/NFIR vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)I- 2017/TR/19 dated 02/08/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2017/TR/24 dated 22/09/2017.
Federation vide its letter dated 19/06/2017 brought to the kind notice of Railway Board, a specific case of inter railway mutual transfer of Railway Staff working in erstwhile GP 1800/Pay Level 1 and requested to issue modified instructions for approving mutual transfer request of Railway employees working in lowest entry pay scale even though working in different Departments/Units.
Responding to Federation’s letter, the Railway Board vide letter dated 02/08/2017 addressed to General Secretary, NFIR conveyed that the General Managers of Zonal Railways have been authorized to decide the cadre of the employees seeking mutual transfer and further • stated that the individual cases may be taken up by the affiliates of the Federation at Zonal level to be sorted out in consultation with the respective Zonal Railway. Subsequently, Railway Board vide instructions dated 15/09/2017 (RBE No. 130/2017) directed the General
Managers of Zonal Railways and Production Units that all cases of mutual transfer which have been accepted by the Zones/Units should be implemented within the next 15 days and all employees involved in such transfer should be spared by 30th September, 2017. Thereafter Railway Board vide letter dated 22/09/2017 (RBE No. 131/2017) issued yet another instructions simplifying the procedure for mutual transfer particularly in respect of divisionally controlled posts as well head quarter controlled posts and fixed a timeline.
It has since been represented by the staff of various categories working in Pay Level-1 (lowest scale of Pay) through our affiliated Unions that while issuing instructions and simplifying the procedure, the Railway Board in its letter dated 22/09/2017 has fixed a condition vide note placed below Item No. 2 (b) (iii) which is reproduced below:-
Note: Mutual Exchange is between two employees of the same grade and cadre. This must be verified by the Personnel Department at every stage of processing of applications.
Reports received by the Federation reveal that the Divisions/Zones etc., have not been entertaining the inter-divisional/inter-railway mutual transfer request of staff working in the lowest grade pay in different Departments are not being accepted citing the condition of note laid down in Board’s letter dated 22/09/2017. Federation feels sad to convey that the Board’s instructions have failed to simplify the procedure and on the other hand complicated the matters.
NFIR, therefore, once again urges upon the Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions on the subject to the Zonal Railways etc., to accept the inter –divisional /inter-railway mutual transfer requests of staff working in the lowest Pay Level-1 without any restriction relating to their working in the category/cadre/department as this being lowest post to be filled by open market recryitrfient.
A copy the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)