Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of three categories of posts in the Commercial Department

RBE No. 28/2018
New Delhi, dated: 22.02.2018
The General Manager (P)
All Indian railways & Pus
(as per standard list)

Sub: Revision in cadre structure and staffing pattern due to merger of three categories of posts in the Commercial Department over Indian Railways – viz. Ticket Checking (TC), Commercial Clerk (CC), and Enquiry-cum-Reservation-Clerk (ECRC).

The 7th CPC’s recommendations pertaining to the Commercial Department staff of the Railways are contained in Para 11.40.64 to 11.40.70 of their Report.

Upgradation of posts proposed from erstwhile GP 1900 to GP 2000, and from erstwhile GP 2400 to GP 2800 have already been notified for implementation vide Annexure-B of Railway Board’s communication No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/2 dated 02.08.2016 (RBE No. 93/2016). Recommendations regarding the merger of posts in the three consultation with both recognized staff Federations (AIRF and NFIR) and with the concerned Directorates in the Railway Board, it has now been decided to implement the merger into a unified category of ‘Commercial and Ticketing Staff’ in a phased manner. Details of the cadre structure/AVC, staffing pattern and norms of appointment/selection for this unified category are tabulated in the Annexure to this letter.

2. The following modalities may be adopted while switching over to the unified cadre structure detailed in the accompanying Annexure:

2.1 Merger of the three categories will follow a graded approach. In first phase, the Ticket Checking category as a whole, with all its existing incumbents, will continue as a separate category with its existing cadre structure and staffing pattern, while the existing staff working in the categories of CC and ECRCs may be merged. The merged categories of CC and ECRC will accordingly have a four tier structure of posts and functional designation, as below:

i) Commercial-cum-Reservation-Clerk in Level-3 (entry level)

ii) Senior Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in Level-5 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Senior Commercial Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Clerk that are in Leve-5

iii) Chief Commercial-cum-Reservation Clerk in Level-6 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Head Commercial Clerk and Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-6

iv) Commercial Superintendent in Level-7 consisting of merged posts currently designated as Chief Booking Supervisor and Chief Enquiry-cum-Reservation Supervisor that are in Level-7.

2.2 In the second phase of the merger, all future recruitments to the relevant category(ies) will be in the unified cadre structure merging Ticket Checking category also with the cadre of CC & ECRC. The final unified cadre structure with designation of posts, staffing pattern and norms for appointment will be as detailed in accompanying Annexure.

2.3 As merger progresses from the first phase (Para in 2.1 above) to the second phase (Para in 2.2 above), nomenclature(s) of posts will also change correspondingly.
3. 10 + 2 minimum entry qualification has been prescribed for entry into Level-3 of the Ticket Collectors/ Commercial Clerks categories, as may be seen in the accompanying Annexure. It is clarified that this stipulation (of 10 + 2 minimum qualification) will not apply to existing regular staff against promotional intake.

4. Usual rules/principles will apply while determining inter se seniority in the merged categories.

5. Received training modules necessitated due to the merger above will be prepared an notified separately by the concerned Directorate.

Dy. Director-II/Estt.(NG)I


S. No.Name of postMode of appointmentClassi-ficationLevel and Revised Pay StructureQualification/ Training/AgeGrade wise %age distribution of the total merged and unified Cadre
1Commercial- cum-ticket Clerk (erstwhile PB-1 Rs.5200-20200, G.P. Rs.1900/2000) 

(The posts operate in erstwhile G.P. 2000 now, as post in G.P. Rs.1900 has been upgraded to G.P. Rs.2000).
50% by DRRecruitmentLevel-3 Rs.21700- 69100DR qualification - 12th (+2 stage) or its equivalent examination with not less than 50% Marks in the aggregate. 50% is not to be insisted upon in case of SC/ST/Ex- Servicemen 

Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement. Age limit for DR 18-27 years
33-1/3% by General Selection (T&C Staff in erstwhile G.P.Rs.1800)General Selection
16-2/5% by LDCESelection
2Sr. Commercial- cum-ticket Clerks (erstwhile PB-1, Rs.5200-20200, G.P. Rs.2800) 

(The posts operate in erstwhile GP 2800 now, as post in GP Rs.2400 has been upgraded to G.P. Rs.2800).
50% DR byRecruitment 

Level-5 Rs.29200- 92300DR qualification— A University Degree or its equivalent Age limet for DR- 18-30 years 

Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement.
50% by Promotion.Non- Selection
3Chief Commercial- cum-ticket Clerk 

(erstwhile PB-2, Rs.9300-34800, G.P. Rs.4200)
PromotionSelectionLevel-6 Rs.35400- 112400Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement.47%
4Commercial Superintendent 

(erstwhile PB-2, Rs.9300-54800, G.P. Rs.4600)
PromotionNon- SelectionLevel-7 Rs.44900- 142400Proper training will have to be imparted to the employees as per present requirement.20%


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