Review of mode of promotion from Selection to Non-Selection for Shunting Master Post
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated April 23, 2019
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways &
(as per standard mailing list)
Sub: Review of mode of promotion from “Selection” to “Non-Selection” for the post of Shunting Master, Grade-I in GP Rs.4200, Level-6 and Shunting Master, Grade-II in GP Rs.2400.
As the Railway Administrations are aware, in terms of instructions contained in Railway Boards letter No.E(NG)I/2000/PM 2/4 dated 30.10.2001, the classification of posts in the category of Shunting Masters is as under:-
|1||Shunting Master, Grade II in GP Rs. 2400, Level – 4||Selection|
|2||Shunting Master, Grade I in GP Rs. 4200, Level – 6||Non Selection|
References have been received from Zonal Railways, expressing difficulty in filling up the post of Shunting Master, Grade-II by “selection” process due to educational qualification level and constraints in writing skills of the staff in the feeder categories. Both recognized Staff Federations (AIRF & NFIR) have raised this issue with the matter figuring in AIRF’s PNM agenda also in item nos.20/2015 and 57/2015.
The matter has been examined, in consultation with the Traffic Directorate. To tide over this acute problem in most of the Railways, it has been decided that the vacancies in the posts of Shunting Master, Grade-II in GP Rs.2400, Level-4 may be filled up by “Non-Selection” process as a onetime dispensation only. In the case of any ongoing selection to the post, Railways may decide at their level on continuing with the same or on adopting the “Non-Selection” process as a onetime dispensation.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(S. Balachandra Iyer)