Draft Transfer Policy for Railway’s Officers issued by Railway Board for comments/suggestions

 Draft Transfer Policy for Railway’s Officers issued by Railway Board for comments/suggestions

Draft Transfer Policy for Railway’s Officers issued by Railway Board for comments/suggestions:-

No.ERB-I/2013/17/5

Dated 9.4.2014

TRANSFER POLICY

Board has prepared a draft transfer policy which is enclosed herewith. All officers are requested to offer their comments/ suggestions, on the proforma attached, through email to trf suggestions@rb.railnet.gov.in.

While sending their comments, Officers may indicate their Scale in the subject line eg. Senior Scale, JA Grade, SA Grade, etc.

Officers are requested to give their comments by April 21, 2014.

sd/-
Jt. Secretary (G)
Railway Board

PROFORMA

Name:                                                      Designation :

Pay Scale :

SI No. Nature of Comments
Answer
1. Whether in agreement with the transfer policy?
2. In case of difference of opinion, please state the particular clause
3. Kindly state your opinion on the disagreed clause
4. Additional comments on the transfer policy
5. Remarks
DRAFT TRANSFER POLICY

1. SALIENT FEATURES

 

i. The transfer policy has been formulated for officers of different levels.

ii. Group ‘A’ officers shall have all India transfer liability. (Authority: General Policy of Government of India)

iii. In the case of Railway Doctors, frequent transfers are not considered to be in the overall interest of the patients. However, they can be transferred on a case to case basis in order to ensure that they do not develop vested interests. (Authority: E(0)III / 2007/ PL/ 01 dated 19.04.2007)

iv. Group ‘B’ officers have localized seniority and hence they are not normally transferred from one Railway/Unit to another. However, they can be transferred on their own request on acceptance of bottom seniority.

v. Group A officers allotted to NF Railway are required to serve there for a minimum period of 8 years before they can be considered for transfer to other Railway/Unit of their choice. (Authority: E(0)III/2009/PL/01 dated 28.4.2009)

vi. Officers transferred to NF Railway and NF Railway (Con) from other Railways/Units are required to remain there for a minimum period of three years before they can be considered for transfer to other Railway/Unit of their choice. (Authority: E(0)III / 91 / PL/ 24 dated 21.2.2009)

2. TENURE

Minimum
Tenure
Maximum
Tenure
i Officers posted as Head of centralized Training institute. 2 yrs
5 yrs
ii Officers posted as Faculty of centralized Training institute. 2 yrs 5 yrs
iii Officers posted in RDSO DD/JD/Dir/ED) 2 yrs 5 yrs
iv Group ‘A’ officers posted in Railway Board 2 yrs 5 yrs
v Officers posted in sensitive posts 4 yrs
vi Tenure in any one particular post 2 yrs 4 yrs
vii The minimum tenure will not be applicable for Junior and Senior Scale posts.
viii (a) Tenure of officers working at one 10 yrs popular station (if not allotted to the
Zone)
10 yrs
(b) Tenure of officers working at one popular station (if allotted to the Zone)
15 yrs
(c) Popular stations – (i) Delhi (ii) Mumbai (iii) Kolkata (iv) Chennai (v) Secunderabad (vi) Bangaluru (vii) Jaipur (viii) Lucknow.
(d) The maximum tenure will include outside deputation including

deputation in Railway PSUs.

ix RDSO posts dealing with research not involving vendor development/approval.
10 yrs
x Any deviation from above tenure norms wherever justified will require approval of GM in cases where case is approved at the level of Zonal Railways and by CRB in cases which requires Board’s approval.
xi Any extension in the tenure of the officer may be granted to cover the education session (maximum up to 30th June following the date of completion of tenure). The period of extension should not exceed one year in any case.

3. DEPUTATION AFTER POSTING IN RAILWAY BOARD

i. The posting in Board is not a deputation but is a tenure posting, the officers after completion of tenure in Board may be permitted to go for deputation in Railway/non-Railway PSUs or on Central deputation. (Authority: ERB-I/2013/2/70 dated 3.3.2014) This will be subject to provision in Para 2.

ii Deputation of Railway Officers will be governed by DoP&T’s guidelines as adopted by Ministry of Railways vide letter No.2010/F(E)II/ 1(1)/ 1 dated 28.07.2010.

iii A ‘cooling off’ period of three years will be necessary for posting of the officer between two postings in Railway Board. The officers after completion of tenure in Railway/non-Railway PSUs or under Central Staffing Scheme will be eligible for posting in Railway Board.

iv There can be a maximum of two postings of an officer in Railway Board from JAG to HAG of a total tenure not exceeding eight years. For example, if an officer has already worked for six years in JAG/SAG (five years regular + one year extended tenure) and is posted back to Board in the second tenure, he/she have only two years tenure in the second posting and no extension of tenure shall be considered. (Authority: Board’s decision dated 30/31 Dec 2013)

v Extension of tenure for 6th year (beyond normal tenure of five years in one post) shall need prior approval of Minister of Railways (MR). (Authority: Board’s decision dated 30/31 Dec 2013.)

 

4. DEPUTATION OF OFFICERS UNDER CENTRAL STAFFING SCHEME AND UNDER NON-CENTRAL STAFFING SCHEMES OUTSIDE THE RAILWAYS

4.1 An officer may be allowed to go on deputation outside the Railways including Railway PSUs for not more than two terms in his entire career. However, each term of deputation shall not exceed 6 years and the total tenure of both the deputation shall not under any circumstances exceed 10 years. (The deputation in Railway PSU would be included for counting 10 years (new policy)”

 

5. TRANSFER ON ADMINISTRATIVE GROUNDS

5.1 Notwithstanding anything contained in this policy, Government may, if necessary in administrative interest, transfer or post any officer to any station or post.

6. Procedure regarding posting/transfer/deputation will be governed by Railway Board’s circular No. ERB-I /2013/ 2/ 70 dated 03.03.2014 86 Officer Order No. 16 of 2014 (No. 2014/0&M/2/6 dated 03.03.2014)

6.1 Any deviation from the policy prescribed above would require the approval of the Minister of Railways.

 

7. POSTING OF HUSBAND & WIFE AT THE SAME STATION

7.1 Posting of husband 86 wife at same station shall be governed by DOPT’s OM No.28034/9/2009-Estt(A) dated 30.09.2009.

8. ROTATIONAL TRANSFER OF DOCTORS IN RAILWAY HOSPITALS

8.1 Policy regarding rotational transfer of doctors in Railway Hospital shall be governed by Railway Board’s letter No.E(0)III-2007/PL/02 dated 19.04.2007.

Source:  http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

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