CRB has led a delegation of RBSS officers to MR protesting the entry of Group-A officers in Confidential cell. This has happened after the erroneous promotions given to RBSS officers got put up on file.Its time for all Group A officers to join hands or else quietly suffer the inhuman treatment, the unfair means by which careers of so many Group A officers have been ruined for years.This is the moment to seize.WAKE UP.
As stated on www.whispersinthecorridors.com, on 25-July-2014:
With the new government displaying extremely keenness on carrying out restructuring and reforms in the Indian Railways, change at the apex level in the Board is expected shortly. With separation of policy making and executive functions, the powers of the Board would now be severely restricted. Most of the railway officers are eagerly waiting for the changes to be initiated.
Subject: Celebration of “IRPS day” to be held on 1st September, 2014.
by Arvind Kumar
Subject: Celebration of “IRPS day” to be held on 1st September, 2014.
Reference is invited to the message posted on 23rd June, 2014 on the above subject. It is informed that in view of the limited time available, it has been decided that this year the “IRPS Day” celebrations will not be held at a centralized level in Delhi.
2. Further, it has also been decided that efforts to compile and bring out the professional brochure should continue as an initiative independent of the “IRPS Day” celebrations. As such, the inputs for the proposed brochure on professional articles, case studies, best HR/Personnel Management practices, innovations etc adopted outside and within Railways leading to notable improvements in organizational functioning/efficiency enhancement etc continue to be invited.
3. As indicated earlier also, the articles, case studies, best practices, innovations etc that are submitted should relate to HRM/ Personnel Management/ Establishment law/ Industrial Relations/ Industrial law/ Motivation/ Change Management/ Team Building/ Organisation Structure/ Organisation Behavior/ training & skill enhancement (HRD)/ personal development (improvement)/time management etc.
4. All IRPS officers, including probationary officers, are requested to contribute articles/case studies etc in this regard. These should be mailed to Shri Trikal Rabha, Chairman, RRB, Siliguri and Shri Arvind Kumar, Secretary, IRPOA by 31st August, 2014 at the following e-mail addresses.
well i am not bashful. i would suggest the secretary to get a copy of the book Indian Case Studies and another Attitude and Behaviour from T.R.Publications, next to Sivaji Ganesan's house, South Boag Road, T.Nagar, Chennai 600 017 which contains a lot of cases, some solved also, which would certainly be useful to the present IRPS persons. i am not sure if these books are still available or out of print. these were written by me quite some time ago and were popular amongst MBA students. some railways(CPOs) seem to have got copies of these books also. Some three editions were brought out and then i had left writing as i find it difficult.
it is helpful in the sense that those who are new will exchange ideas and there will be uniformity in working once they build up camraderie. if Unions can organise all india meets with the help of railways certainly this unorganised labour (i mean the IRPS community!!!) should have such things and come up with valuable suggestions to improve working and service to railway men so that they are able to do their job well.
I (Amit Singh Mehra, Srl. No. 350 on the officers list) have been promoted from APO/Kgp division to DPO/Kgp division, SE Railway on regular basis. Rest of the details remain the same. Admin is requested to kindly make the necessary change. Thanks.
CPO Sry. had a nice idea of calling some of us(though retired almost 25 years ago)during the DPOs conference to share a few of our experiences. yes, for a day long meeting, the lunch meeting might seem a little boring, (though very interesting for us to see some of our old colleagues (of course the are the CPOs,Dy.CPOs and SDGM and a good time to reminisce and feel nostalgic for us)i am stunned by the enthusiasm of these officers to interact with us which shows the cadre would grow very well and they will produce wonders. it seems good if the other railways could do this during a lunch interaction with whoever senior is present there. my blessings to the cadre.
1. The first son(37 years) with wife & two kids is dependent on his father. His father who is a tech./gr.I (PB1+GP2800) has expired at the age of 58/59 years.
2. The 2nd son of the demised employee who is a railway employee is not taking care of the family and living separately.
3. The wife of the demised employee is seeking for appointment of her first son on comp appointment into group-c since the family pension is too low to take care of the family.
kindly clarify sir whether he can be considered on compassionate grounds.
Upper age limit for appointment on compassionate grounds may be relaxed on merits of the case. In respect of appointments in Group"C" posts, the Chief Personnel Officer is competent to accord approval for upper age relaxation. DRMs may relax upper age limit for appointment in erstwhile Group"D" posts. Though the lower age limit is 18 years for appointment in Railways, the General Managers may personally approve upto one year in the lower age limit prescribed and beyond one year of relaxation in the lower age limit, the case is to be referred to the Railway Board for approval. Ref: Board's letter no. E(NG)III/79/RC-1/47, dt:29.11.1979 recapitulated in para VI(a) of Railway Board's Master Circular No.16. The said age relaxation is applicable irrespective of the community.
1. railway employee - death during service.
2. first son 37 years - unemployed is dependent on father.
3. 2nd son working in railway.
4. wife of the demised employee wants her first son to get rly job on comp grounds as her 2nd son is not taking care of them.
5. in such case will the first son be considered for appointment on comp. grounds.
THE 2ND SON GOT THROUGH RRB AND NOT ON THE DEMISE OF HIS FATHER. HIS MOTHER IS HOUSE WIFE.
THE 2ND SON IS A RAILWAY EMPLOYEE BUT HE IS NOT TAKING CARE OF THE MOTHER AND IS LIVING SEPARATELY WITH HIS FAMILY. MY QUESTION IS CAN CHANCE BE GIVEN TO THE FIRST SON ON THE REQUEST OF THE MOTHER.
WAITING FOR THE REPLY.
It is left to the discretion of the authority competent to approve the C.G.appointment to take into account the financial condition of the family, number of dependents in the family, the age of the dependents and the settlement amounts including family pension, if any and other relevant factors and arrive at a conclusion. The guiding factor for extension of the benefit of C.G.appointment is to relieve the family of the deceased of the sudden financial stringency/deprivation caused by the sudden death of the emloyee.
It seems that the main reason for which Indian Railways exists is to provide employment to Indians through (a) C.G.A. (b) Sports quota (c) Cultural Quota (d) Substitutes route (e) Scout & Guide quota (f) TADK route .
NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Sunday unearthed a major recruitment scam in Indian Railways with the arrest of 13 students, an advocate and a chief vigilance inspector for the leak of examination of assistant railway locomotive pilots. The main accused in the scam is absconding, sources said.
CBI officials say that several senior railway officials, including a divisional personnel officer in Bangalore and a chief vigilance inspector, are under the scanner. The question papers for the exam of locomotive pilots were allegedly leaked for Rs 5 lakh each.
CBI sleuths raided a flat in Bangalore at 6.30am on Sunday and found 13 students there with the question papers, said sources.
The candidates, appearing for the exam, were arrested along with an advocate G Sri Ramappa and chief vigilance inspector of South Western Railways — S Mahesh. In its FIR, CBI has also named divisional personnel officer of South Western Railways, T Shivana, and another person identified as R Dayanand apart from the 13 candidates. The accused have been charged with criminal conspiracy, cheating and under sections of the prevention of corruption act.
Sources say that the 13 aspirants were kept in the flat with a promise that the question paper of the examination, which was scheduled to be held on Sunday, would be leaked for a bribe of Rs 5 lakh each.
The spokesperson said after taking the 13 candidates into custody, residences of the other accused were also searched and some sample question papers and cash amounting to Rs 1.5 lakh were seized.
CBI officials say they conducted the raids on the basis of a tip-off that question papers were being leaked.
The assistant loco pilot examination is conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board. The assistant loco pilot assists the loco pilots in driving and other duties besides attending to minor repairs.
I think time has come that Railway Board to should seriously consider opening of Rail TV. I only see gains and gains from such a move.
1. Rail TV can be easy and extremely cheap method of information dissemination through 'Train based News' for crores of railway travelers everyday.
2. Rail TV can hugely cut costs of many ongoing publicity drives of Indian Railways.
3. Besides, Railway can initiate new publicity drives which can hugely enhance safety of the railways.
4. Rail TV it can generate healthy debate/information for various ongoing projects of modernization.
5. For job seekers, Rail TV can be easy information channel as RRB and RRC can use this medium to disseminate quick information to the candidates and dramatically cut advt costs.
6. I am sure many such publicity drives are needed by other departments as well.
7. Advt can generate easy revenue which can make this tv economically viable project.
8. Tourism information can also be given through this channel.
This is an excellent idea. please post it in Mr. Modi's page and send it to Railway Minister by name and see if some action is taken. in the normal course i have known that such good innovative ideas are sent to PR branch and a babu consigns it to his waste paper basket. this is known to me personally as one such good suggestion forwarded by a CCS in 1972 was sent to PUC and the paper was laughed at!!!!!!
Celebration of “IRPS day” to be held on 1st September, 2014.
by Arvind Kumar,
Subject: Celebration of “IRPS day” to be held on 1st September, 2014.
All IRPS officers and probationary officers are informed that “IRPS day” will be celebrated on 1st September, 2014. This issue was also deliberated during the Indian Railway Personnel Officers Association (IRPOA), GB meeting held on 20th June, 2014 at New Delhi. As a part of these celebrations it is proposed to hold seminar and other activities on 1st September, 2014 at New Delhi, details of which will be intimated separately. On this occasion, it is also proposed to bring out a brochure on professional articles, case studies, best HR/Personnel Management practices, innovations etc adopted outside and within Railways leading to notable improvements in organizational functioning/efficiency enhancement etc. The articles, case studies, best practices, innovations etc should relate to HRM/Personnel Management/Establishment law/Industrial Relations/Industrial law/Motivation/Change Management/Team Building/Organisation Structure/Organisation Behaviour/training & skill enhancement (HRD)/ personal development (improvement)/time management etc. All IRPS officers, including probationary officers, are requested to contribute articles/case studies etc in this regard. These should be mailed to Secretary, IRPOA (Shri Arvind Kumar) by 31st July, 2014 at the following e-mail addresses:
sir, dont you think it is better to have it in english or even bilingual if possible. the concerned officer can give exemption for use of bilingual if necessary!!!! ha ha ha . humour is the life and it is much needed for our clan.
we should tell the prospective officers about thwe reality of the status of irps officer. It is disgusting to note that one CPO who on medical ground wanted to go to bangalore after orders were issued not yet releivd, will AM and MS EXPLAIN,SUCH INHUMAN TREATMENT TO AN OFFICER WHO HAS PUT IN 30 YEARS SERVICE BEING TREATED LIKE A BUNGLOW PEON . IRPS IS INDIAN RAILWAY PRAYASHCHIT SERVICE FOR COMMITTED SIN EARLIER.
ah ah ah yes indian railways papiyonka service or prayaschit service is better than what were earlier coined. if you are really interested about case studies of this service serving please get a copy of 'Indian Case Studies' by N.Ramaswami, with TR Publications, Chennai 17. this IRPS officer had taken the route to vent his grievances through these case studies (on the advice of his friend in Railway Board in those days, overheard conversation during lunch there in one of those rooms!). Some CPOs had obtained copies for their libraries in railways.
are the direct irps give respect to the irps promoted officers even they are at the vertue of reirement. action taken by not posting cpo at banglore is correct decision by board so they can have lesson how to honour seniors
the last orders posted are on mid May before the election results are out and that too for only irts. does this mean that no orders have been issued by EG or Secy.section of Railway Boards office after that at all!!! i know our web master cant be chasing this as the site itself is different.
Srl No 408 Vivek Kumar posted as APO/Pune/CR at Pune
Srl No 392 Saurabh Kumar is APO/Bilaspur/SECR at Bilaspur
Srl no 396 Vipul Goel is APO/Vijayawada/SCR at Vijayawada
Srl No 403 Sunil Choudhary is APO(HQ)/ER at Kolkota
Srl No 407 Abhishek is APO/Mumbai/CR at Mumbai
Srl No 409 Suresh Kumar Behera is APO/Vishakhapatnam /ECoR at Vishakhapatnam
General Body Meeting of the Indian Railway Personnel Officers Association (IRPOA)
by Arvind Kumar, Secretary, IRPOA.
No. IRPS Officers Assn/2014/3 Dated 28.5.2014
General Body (GB) Meeting Notice:
Members of the Indian Railway Personnel Officers Association (IRPOA) are hereby informed that the General Body meeting of the association has been fixed to be held at 16:00 Hrs on 20/6/2014 at Rail Bhawan New Delhi. The Agenda for the meeting will be as under:
a) Report on the functioning of the association by Secretary, IRPOA.
b) Discussion on “IRPS day” to be held on 1st September, 2014.
c) Discussion on issues, if any, raised by members.
d) Election of the office bearers of IRPOA.
e) Address by the Newly elected President of IRPOA.
f) Any other item with the permission of the chair.
2. All members are requested to make it convenient to attend the same.
Service of less than six months on account of EOL (without medical certificate) between l July of the previous year till 30th June of the year under consideration shall have the effect of postponing the increment to 1st July of the next year.
Following circular would be applicable to railways, mutatis mutandis.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 2nd July 2010
Subject: Regulation of the Date of Next Increment in case of Extra-ordinary leave (without medical certificate) after implementation of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 —
Consequent upon the implementation of CCS(RP) Rules 2008, the increments in the revised pay structure are to be regulated in terms of Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008. This rule states that there will be a uniform date of annual increment viz. 1 of July every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment".
2. The issue of regulation of date of next increment in case of EOL (without medical certificate) after implementation of CCS(RP) Rules 2008, has been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure.
3. It is clarified that except as provided under the conditions laid down in this Departments OM dated 18.2.1986, qualifying service of less than six months on account of EOL (without medical certificate) between l July of the previous year till 30th June of the year under consideration shall have the effect of postponing the increment to 1st July of the next year. The same stipulation will also be applicable to those cases where the increment became due on 1.7.2006. In terms of this Department’s O.M. No. 13017/20/85-Estt. (L) dated 18.2.1986, EOL granted for the following purposes automaticaHy counts as qualifying service for pension and for increments without any further sanctions:-
i) EOL granted due to inability of a Government servant to join or rejoin duty on account of civil commotion.
(ii) EOL granted to a Government servant for prosecuting higher technical and scientific studies.
What is role of IRPS and Personnel Department on IR? Just left to cadre restructuring, PNM,PREM, surrender of posts?
Who or which department is responsible for Human Resource Department (HRD)? Who will ensure replacement of retiring ministerial staff on IR? Or are we railwaymen waiting for elimination of ministerial cadre from IR?
Our main recruitment is now from RRC (Group D), TADK, CGA, Sports quota and Cultural quota (including scouts/guide). Those recruited against sports quota simply play games and earn salary. Who will do work in field?
It seems that ensuring HRD is no one's responsibility on IR.
It is essential to man ministerial staff posts in field which cannot be surrendered. these can be manned by technical staff as done in electrical deptt for long time. eg: store clerk which could not be created due to lack of matching surrenders is manned by technician gr.1 or gr.2 depends on aptitude. In cases of vacant ministerial posts in large departments like mech deptt, engg deptt the posts to be converted as txr or pwi and slowly merge with cadre and reduce no: of cadres. the justification is that if you see the history of last 50 years, ministerial staff were paid less. for economical reasons or lack of availability of technical staff, those posts were created.Now that technical staff and ministerial staff are paid same salary and technical staff are avilable plenty, it is time to convert as many cadres as possible to technical for flexibility and productivity. Can we afford to have 526 cadres in a division and do regular selections? Can you imagine the no: of selections held in 66 divisions and volume of work and risk involved? small deptts are not happy because of lack of flexibility, so also small cadres are not happy because of lack of faster promotions. it is time to merge as many cadres as possible to give happiness, flexibility for postings and also get productivity.
I have joined M/s IRCTC Ltd as Assistant Supervisor - GRADE S-1(PSU Under Ministry of Railways) in year 2009 and was confirmed in year 2012. In year 2014, i applied for the Post of Assistant Manager Grade E-1 and was selected in M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd. (PSU Under Ministry of Pertoleum & natural Gases).
i have requested IRCTC HRD department to condiser me on LEIN period in my Resignation. however they have accepted my Resignation but not confirmed my LIEN in IRCTC.
Please advise that LIEN will be applicable in this case ?
we have chod and phod now what is left is only thod (so that it becomes thod phod chod!!!!!). there used to be designations earlier as addl. ce (rub) and addl. ce (rob) meaning road under bridge and road over bridge and i remember after some time it was changed as they realised the meaning later. so at least those in hindiland may see the meaning of thod phod chod and ask the seventh pay commission to change and give some decent designations. most of the people may not know the new designations in medical department which even the doctors themselves shy away from using them!!!!!!!!
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