No. IV6lPart 7
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Filling up- 50% of DE Quota vacancies through GDCE – Eligibility to staff in same Grade Pay/lPay Scale-reg
Ref: (i) RailwayBoard’sletterNo. E(NG)I-92lPM2ll6 dated20/0811993.
(iD Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-200I|PM2|12 dated2ll0l/2002.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2011/PMI/2 dated 12109/2014 & 16/0912014

The extant instructions provide opportunity to the staff who fulfill the conditions of educatiqnal qualification etc., laid down for direct recruitment, to appear for GDCE against 50% DR Quota vacangies for pursuing their career. The policy decision of Railway Board vide letters
cited under reference does not give opportunity to the staff of same Grade Pay/Pay Scale to apply for GDCE and face examination for the same Grade PaylPay Scale post as the provision allows only those in the lower Grade Pay/Pay Matrices Level.

The above subject was also discussed informally with the Director General (Personnel) on26th May 2017.

NFIR is of the view that the staff of the same Grade PaylPay Matrices should also be made eligible to volunteer and appear for GDCE as is allowed in the case of those working in the lower Grade PaylPay Matrix Level. NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly review the extant instructions and modify the same to facilitate those who are in the same Grade Pay avail the opportunity of GDCE. It is also requested that GDCE be made as a regular scheme for filling 50% DR Quota vacancies annually by the Zonal Railways etc., to facilitate talented and highly educated staff to avail the scheme for improving their career.

Filling up of 50% of DR Quota