Reservation in promotions – Railway Board clarification on procedure to be followed prior to effecting reservation in the matter of promotions.

Reservation in promotions – Railway Board clarification on procedure to be followed prior to effecting reservation in the matter of promotions.

Reservation in promotions – Railway Board clarification on procedure to be followed prior to effecting reservation in the matter of promotions.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
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No.2018-E(SCT)l/25/9

New Delhi, dated 22.06.2022

The General Managers (P),
All Indian Railways
& Production Units.
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: Reservation in promotions- Procedure to be followed prior to effecting reservations in the matter of promotions.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter no.2018. -E(SCT)l/25/9 dated 13.04.22 & 02.05.22.

Clarifications are being sought from some of the Zonal Railways with reference to Board’s instruction issued vide Letter no. No.2018-E(SCT)l/25/9 dated 13.04.2022 & 02.05.2022 in consonance with DOP&T orders No.36012/16/2019-Esttt. (Res.).

Attention is invited to Para 4(b) of Board’s letter no. 95-E(SCT)I/49/5(2) dated 21.08.1997, wherein it has been mentioned that cadre for the purpose of roster shall mean a particular grade and shall comprise the number of the posts to be filled by a particular mode of recruitment in terms of the codal/manual provisions or Railway Board’s instructions issued from time to time.

As regards RBE No.126/2010, it is mentioned that the same had been was held in abeyance vide Railway Board’s letter no.2016-E(SCT)I/25/8 dated 30.09.2016 with immediate effect till further orders. Further in terms of Board’s orders of even number dated 19.06.2018 (copy enclosed), it has been advised to carry out promotions in accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court orders dated 17.05.2018 and 5.06.2018 based on the existing seniority/select list.

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Now fresh instructions had been issued vide Board’s letter no.2018-E(SCT)I/25/9 dated 13.04.2022 & 02.05.2022 in consonance with DOP&T O.M. No.36012/16/2019-Estt.(Res.) dated 12.04.2022, wherein it has been advised to follow instructions/guidelines, laid down in Board’s letter No.95-E(SCT)I/49/5(2) dated 21.08.1997 w.r.t maintenance of roster. In this regard attention is invited to para 10 of Annexure-1, wherein it had been mentioned that while operating the roster, persons belonging to communities for whom reservation has been made, but who are appointed on merit and not owing to reservation, should not be shown against reserved points. They will occupy the unreserved points.

Further it is reiterated that as the Jarnail Singh batch of cases are still pending in the Supreme Court of India, any promotion order issued shall be subject to further orders that may be passed by the Supreme Court in the said batch of cases.

This disposes of SWR’s Letter No.SWR/P.171/SCTOBC/RB53/2022/Res.Pro. dated 13.05.2022 & 14.06.2022.

(James Kujur)
Deputy Director, Estt.(SCT)I
Railway Board
Mail Id: [email protected]
Tele No. 011-23047232

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