RBE No:- 104/2017

No. E(GP)2005/2/26                                         New Delhi, dated:.25.08.2017

The General Managers,

All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub.: Selection for Promotion to upgraded Group ‘B’ post of Law Officers in Level 8 in Pay Matrix (equivalent to Pay Band PB-2(Rs. 9300-34800) with Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/-

Ref.:- Board’s letter no. E(GP)2005/2/26 dated 21/11/2016
The procedure for filling up of Groups ‘B’ posts of Law Officers including the upgraded posts has been outlined in terms of Board’s letter no.E(GP)2005/2/26 dated 21/11/2016. Howerve consequent-upon dismissal of SLP(C) No.2565 of 2009 UOI & Others Vs.H.K.Tiwari vide the Apex Court’s orders dated 12/05/2017, the matter has since been/ reviewed

2.                  Accordingly, it has now been decided that the Group ‘B’ posts of Law Officers upgraded in terms of instructions contained in Board’s letters no. 2003E (GC)12-14 Pt I (06) dt.9/3/2006 and No. 2003E(GC) 12-14(64)  dated 30.05.2016, may be filled up by the senior most CLAs working on a non-fortuitous basis in Level 7 in Pay Matrix through seniority cum suitability. This may, however, be a one time exercise to give effect to the cadre restructuring in the Law Department. After filling up the upgraded posts through seniority cum suitability, these posts may, thereafter, be filled up through Selection procedure as prescribed under Board’s letter of even number dated 21/1 1/2016. Those CLAs who have since been selected and promoted to upgraded Group ‘B’ posts of law Officers in terms of Screening Procedure prescribed earlier vide Board’s letter of even number dated 18.05.2007 need not be disturbed

3.                  These instructions take effect prospectively. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Meenakshi Saluja)
Railway Board