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Introduction of provisions for writing of APAR of Railway employees working in GP Rs.1800 (Level-1 of VII CPC)

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Railway Board have introduced the system of writing APAR in case of erstwhile Group `D’, staff working in GP Rs.1800(Level-1 of VII CPC), on the plea that, now such Railway Employees have also been made eligible to compete with others in the scheme of LDCE and other departmental selections, whenever and wherever these are conducted, to fill-up particular posts through departmental promotion. ….

No.AIRF/53 Dated: February 9, 2019

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Introduction of provisions for writing of APAR of Railway employees working in GP Rs.1800 (Level-1 of VII CPC)
Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2013/CR/1 dated 11.01.2019(RBE No.09/2019)

Railway Board have introduced the system of writing APAR in case of erstwhile Group `D’, staff working in GP Rs.1800(Level-1 of VII CPC), on the plea that, now such Railway Employees have also been made eligible to compete with others in the scheme of LDCE and other departmental selections, whenever and wherever these are conducted, to fill-up particular posts through departmental promotion. The argument advanced by the Railway Board, while introducing the system of writing APAR in the said category of staff, is hardly sustainable in view of LDCE Scheme and Departmental Selection had been in vogue since long, and promotion of the erstwhile Group `D’ Staff, in GP Rs.1800(Level-1 of VII CPC), has been based on working report only.

AIRF is of considered opinion that, introduction of the system of writing APAR for erstwhile Group `D’ staff, rather than being beneficial scheme, will be disadvantageous to them, because up till now their promotion, may be through LDCE, Departmental Selection or upgradation under MACPS, is based on their working report. Higher benchmarking of APAR for financial upgradation under MACPS, i.e. “Very Good” APAR for preceding three years, which is a highly tough condition and is likely to deprive a big chunk of erstwhile Group `D’ staff from financial upgradation under MACPS as also promotion through LDCE or Departmental Selection.

It is worth-mentioning here that, prior to improvement in recruitment qualification, i.e. Matriculation, a substantial number of erstwhile Group `D’ Staff was under Matriculate, and even literate only. As such, introduction of the system of writing APAR is not justified.

AIRF, therefore, desires that, Railway Board’s instructions, issued vide their letter supra dated 11th January, 2019, be withdrawn forthwith, and the system of working report, that has been in vogue for erstwhile Group `D’ staff prior to issue of Railway Board’s letter ibid dated 11th January, 2019, should be allowed to continue.

 

 

 

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