NFIR – Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC — upgradation to GP 1900/Level-2 of 7th CPC
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Level-1 of the pay matrix of 7th CPC — upgradation to GP 1900/Level-2 of 7th CPC-reg.
Ref: (i) NFIR’s PNM Agenda Item No. 01/2018.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2017/RR-1/12 (3192238) dated 27/07/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/1/Part XII dated 07/08/2017.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2017/RR-1/12 (3192238) dated 28/02/2018.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2018/RR-1/13 dated 25/09/2018.
(vi) Railway Board’s letter No.2019/EDE/N/Upgrad/1 dated 25/01/2019 addressed to GS/NFIR.
(vii) NFIR’s letter No.11/1/2019 dated 08/02/2019.
(viii) Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2017/RR-1/12 dated 14/06/2019.
Kind attention is invited to the discussions held on 25/26-04-2019 on NFIR’s PNM Item No. 01/2018 relating to the demand for replacement of GP 1800/Level-1 with GP 1900/Level-2 in the light of enhancement of entry qualification the Railway Board have however, clarified in the meeting that the matter was under examination.
Now that the Railway Ministry has issued orders vide Board’s letter dated 14/06/2019 stipulating the qualification as 10th Pass plus National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) granted by NCVT or 10th Pass plus ITI for recruitment to the post of Helper in GP 1800/Level-1, NFIR’s PNM demand for replacement of GP 1800/Level-1 with GP 1900/Level-2 gained more validity. There is justification to allot qualification based Grade Pay/Pay Level for helpers in all Technical Departments in the light of enhanced qualification as stated above.
NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to consider its PNM demand and accord approval for replacing the GP 1800/Level-1 with GP 1900/Level-2 in all Technical Departments on Indian Railways.