80,000 Railways Employees Will Get Upto Rs 4000 Salary Hike: Only These Employees Are Eligible
A piece of good news for the Railway employees as the government has cleared the proposal to hike salaries of as many as 80,000 Railways employees.
Salary Hike For Railway Employees
Now, all the eligible employees of the Indian Railways can expect a hike between Rs 2500-4,000 once the notification is released, said Railway Board Chairman VK Tripathi.
Further adding that the decision will allow employees who are facing job stagnation to get salaries equivalent to those of Group A officers.
Once notified, this proposal will make 80,000 supervisory-level employees eligible to get higher pay grades.
No Additional Financial Burden
It is noteworthy here that this hike will not result in any additional financial burden, dubbing the proposal as “financially neutral”, said Tripathi.
It appears that the Indian Railways has been reducing expenditure through various activities.
This is to allow room to give hikes to employees without taking on any additional financial burden.
The proposal will affect 80,000 supervisory-level employees making them eligible to get higher pay grades, once notified.
How Did This Happen?
Tripathi said, “There has been a long pending demand for upgradation of supervisory cadre since the last 16 years. The only scope of promotion was selection in 3,712 vacancies by giving exams in Group ‘B’. Now provision has been made for 50 percent people from Level 7 to go to Level 8.”
Adding, “Provision has been made for the promotion of 50 per cent people in non functional grade from Level-8 to Level 9 in four years,”at a press conference.
This move claims to benefit more than 40,000 ‘field level workers’ such as station masters, ticket checkers, traffic inspectors and others, who are currently in the supervisor grade.
Ultimately, this push in pay grade will result in a Rs 2500 to Rs 4000 salary hike for everyone, the minister said.
This move will cost Rs 10,000, but the same has been accounted for in the form of savings from expenditure on diesel, the Minister added.
The General secretary, AIRF earlier, Shiva Gopal Mishra said, “As a result of vigorous persuasions of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF) with the Ministry of Railways as well as DoP&T and MoF(DoE), the proposal of the Railway Board regarding upgradation of pay scales of supervisors from erstwhile GP (grade pay) Rs 4,600 up to Rs 5,400, has been approved by the finance ministry…,”.