16 Apr, 2015 7p.m.

Railways : Clarification on residency period for promotion

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
No.E(NG)I -2014/PM7/5
New Delhi, dated 09.04.2015
The General Managers (P)
All lndian Railways &PUs,
(As per standard list)

Sub: Residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and ALP to Sr. ALP.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-94/PM1/9 dated 02.09.1994
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)I-2004/PM7/16 dated 22.03.2005
(iii) Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 10.11.2014 on the above subject.

The issue of residency period for promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr, Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and Assistant Loco Pilot to Sr. Assistant Loco Pilot has been under examination of this Ministry for the past some time. A clarification on this subject has also been issued to North Western Railway with copy of letter endorsed to all Zonal Railways. However, subsequently it came to notice that different Railways are still observing different procedure for granting promotion from Goods Driver to Sr. Goods Driver, Passenger Driver to Sr. Passenger Driver, Goods Guard to Sr. Goods Guard, Passenger Guard to Sr. Passenger Guard and Assistant Loco Pilot to Sr. Assistant Loco Pilot.

2. In view of above, the issue has again been examined and to ensure uniformity, it has been decided that two years’ residency period may be followed for promotion to all grades as mentioned above, provided a longer length of residency has not been provided for any post.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.


sd/-
(Amita Bhalla)
DD-II/E(NG)I
Railway Board.
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