Incorrect formation of panel of Shunting Master in PB-I + GP 2400 – Central Railway
Incorrect formation of panel of Shunting Master in PB-I + GP 2400 on Solapur Division of Central Railway
No. II/6/Part 8
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Incorrect formation of panel of Shunting Master in PB-I + GP 2400 on Solapur Division of Central Railway-reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Item No. 53/2015.
(ii) NFIR’s letter No. II6/Part 6 dated 18/02/2015.
(iii) Minutes of the separate meeting held on 11/01/2017 to discuss leftover PNM items.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/6/Part 7 dated 17/04/2017.
In the special meeting held with the Railway Board (EDE/N) on 23/11/2017 on NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 53/2015, the Official Side conveyed that as per the AVC, the promotion of Shunting Master in PB-1 + GP 2400 has been made on the basis of ‘General’ selection. The Official Side further said that since the selection process does not involve Zone of consideration (1×3) formula, the panel has not been drafted based on seniority. Responding to the contention of Official Side, the Federation cited instructions issued by the Railway Board vide letter No. E(NG)I/2000/PM2/4 dated 30/10/2001 wherein the post of Shunting Master Gr. II has been classified as ‘selection’ post without stipulating that the same is required to be filled up on ‘General’ selection basis. The Official Side however agreed for review.
Federation feels disappointed to state that thereafter a period of more than five months has passed, there is no communication from the Railway Board and the issue has been allowed to drag on for more than three years.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable clarification instructions to all Zonal Railways, more particularly the Central Railway soon.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)