Promotion from Group D to C for Indian Railway Employees

Promotion from Group D to C for Indian Railway Employees

  •  Prescribed percentage (as given below) in nominated Group C categories are to be filled by promotion of Group D employees on selection on the basis of a written exam.
  • Group D staff who complete 3 years of regular service on Dec 31 will be considered  promotion if they apply.  The minimum service condition  does  not  apply  to  Scheduled  Castes  and  Scheduled  Tribes  candidates.
  • Technical : APWI(25%), Keyman/Keymate(33 1/3%, skilled posts in S&T(50%), Fireman A(25%)
  • Non technical : Account Clerk(25%),, Personnel Branch Clerk(25%),Commercial Clerk(33 1/2%), TC(33 1/2%), Train Clerk(33 1/2%), Timekeepers(33 1/2%),Fuel checkers(33 1/2%), Store clerks(33 1/2%), Markers(100%).
  • Marks are given for written test – 85 marks and record of service- 15 marks.
  • Question paper shall contain questions to test knowledge of one’s work.
  • Written  test  should  consist  of  one  paper  of  3  hours  duration  divided  into  two  parts  –  Part  ‘A’  to  test  the  working  knowledge  of  the  Railway  servant  of  the  English  language  and  Part  ‘B’  his  general  standard  of  intelligence  and  proficiency  through  questions  in  Arithmetic,  General  Knowledge  mainly  pertaining  to  Railway  matters  and  matters  immediately  pertaining  to  the  work  he  has  been  acquainted  with  during  his  Railway  service.
  • Paper may be set in Bilingual in Hindi/English and may be answered in Hindi also.
  • Panel is formed on the basis of seniority from those who qualify.
  • No viva-voce.
  • Assessment  under  the  heading  Record  of  Service  will  be  based  on  entries  in  the  Service  Book/personal  file  regarding  academic/  technical  qualifications,  awards/  punishments,  etc.
  • Regular selections will be held for promotion from Group C to D every year by 31st March.
  • For  promotions  to  Group  ‘C’  posts  in  the  Ministerial  cadre,  Group  ‘D’  staff  will  be  required  to  possess  a  typing  speed  of  30  w.p.m.  in  English  or  25  w.p.m.  in  Hindi.  Promotions  may,  however,  be  allowed  on  provisional  basis  and  the  concerned  staff  given  two  year’s  time  from  the  date  of  promotion,  to  qualify  the  prescribed  typewriting  test.

Training

  • The  standard  of  training  imparted  to  the  Group  ‘D’  railway  servants  selected  for  Group  ‘C’  posts  should  be  the  same  as  for  direct  recruits  for  the  same  Group  ‘C’  categories.
  • In  the  case  of  failures  in  the  first  attempt  such  employees  may  be  given  second  –  chance  to  qualify.
  • All  allowances  like  Dearness,  Compensatory  and  House  Rent  Allowances  will  be  allowed  to  them  at  the  scales  applicable,  had  the  stipend  been  treated  as  pay.

References

  •  Rule 189 of Indian Railway Establishment Manual.

Source:  Indian Railway Employee

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