No.AIRF/364(VII CPC) Dated: March 29, 2019

The Pr. E.D.(Accounts),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Madam,

Sub: Restructuring of IT Cadre in Zonal Railways/Production Units – Withdrawal of Railway Board’s letter
Ref.: Board’s letter No.2016/AC-II(CC)/37/9 dated 28.03.2019(RBA No.22/2019)

With utter dismay and grief it is mentioned that, the above cited circular of the Railway Board is not at all pursuant to our agreement with the Railway Board.

It was agreed that, restructuring of IT Cadre will be done purely on “sanctioned strength” and only posts of JE(IT)m required for Matching Saving, will be surrendered. Between the lines meaning of the said circular is totally against the agreement. Zone-wise description is first time mentioned in the said letter, in case of Cadre Restructuring, that is totally baseless. For instance, in Northern Railway, total sanctioned strength was 149 as on 01/04/2017, but regrettably, it is shown as 94, in Eastern Railway, total sanctioned strength was 130 as on 01/04/2017, but it is shown as 100, in Western this was 97 as on 01/04/2017, but it is shown as 43. Even percentage distribution calculation is also wrong in many cases.

It is worth-mentioning here that, during PNM Meeting of AIRF, held on 28-29 March, 2019, with the Railway Board, the undersigned, while strongly protesting against the discrepancies, demanded withdrawal of the aforementioned letter of the Railway Board and issuance of fresh letter, as usually done in case of Cadre Restructuring of other categories.

Keeping in view the above, you are requested to keep aforementioned circular of the Railway Board in abeyance, as agreed by the Official Side(Railway Board), and issue fresh orders, as usually done in case of restructuring of other categories, at the earliest.

This may be treated as “Most Urgent”.

Copy to: General Secretaries, all affiliated unions – for information.