Recording of higher academic/technical qualification in the service records of employees recruited through RRCs etc-NFIR
National Federation of India Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
No. II/1/Part XII
The Secretary (E),
Sub: Recording of higher academic/technical qualification in the service records of employees recruited through RRCs etc-reg.
Representations have been received from the Staff recruited through RRCs and appointed on compassionate ground, and against sports quota etc., in erstwhile Group ‘D’ vacancies in GP 1800/- (Level 1 of 7th CPC) that higher qualifications acquired by them are not being entered in their service records by the Administration at Zonal & Divisional level for some reason or the other, more particularly on the pretext that no such policy guidelines of Railway Board exist.
In this connection, NFIR brings to the notice of Railway Board that the candidates at the time of submitting their applications for recruitment through RRC, as well on compassionate grounds etc., have mentioned minimum qualification prescribed although they had acquired higher qualification at the time of submission of such applications. There are also cases of RRC recruited candidates who have acquired higher educational qualification in between the period of their applications and date of their appointment, but however, those higher qualifications are not allowed to be recorded later on in their service records.
NFIR is of the strong view that the demand of the staff, who have been recruited through RRC, or on compassionate ground and against sports quota etc., the higher qualification acquired by them needs to be entered in the service record, is absolutely justified.
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider the facts highlighted above and issue instructions to the General Managers of Zones etc for ensuring entry of higher qualification in the Service Records of those RRC recruited candidates and as well those appointed on compassionate ground and against sports quota etc. who are presently working in the Railways/Production Units.
Federation also requests that reply may be sent, indicating action taken early as the staff are pressing the organization raising their grievance repeatedly.
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)