RBE No. 71/2020
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
No. E(NG)I/2020/PM 1/11
New Delhi, dated August 24, 2020
The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways / PUs,
(As per standard mailing list)
Sub : Grant of promotion with retrospective effect to the empanelled/ selected staff against vacancies – reg.
NFIR has raised the issue that due to total Lock down on account of Covid-19 pandemic, the staff promotions have been delayed on Zonal Railways etc., although vacancies existed and Staff entitled for promotion against vacancies. It has been stated that some employees entitled for promotion to higher pay levels have retired on Superannuation in March and April, 2020, which has deprived them of status, financial and retiral benefits.
The Federation has requested that keeping in view that the legitimate promotions to staff should not be denied or delayed even in extraordinary situations arisen as a result of Covid-19, all such staff may be granted promotion with retrospective effect.
The matter has been considered by the Board, while it may not be a practical solution to offer promotion with retrospective effect, Zonal Railways have been requested that the selection Process may be expedited to the extent feasible, taking any special measures during the lockdown etc.