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Railway: Newly appointed railway officers will remain in the field for 10 years before being posted at the headquarters

Pankaj Prasad
Indian Railways
Indian Railways

In a major policy change, the Railway Board has said that newly recruited Group 'A' officers of the Indian Railways will have to spend the first 10 years of their service in the field before being posted at the headquarters.

In a major policy change, the Railway Board has said that newly recruited Group 'A' officers of the Indian Railways will have to spend the first 10 years of their service in the field before being posted at the headquarters. At present, new officers can also be posted in the headquarters.

According to sources, this decision was taken due to the deployment of important posts in the headquarters.The first step has been taken to ensure that the officers have adequate experience at the field level.

This decision has been taken to ensure adequate field working experience to direct recruit Group 'A' Railway officers. The newly appointed Group 'A' officers will be posted in the field for an initial period of 10 years. He will not be posted at the headquarters. The officers will be posted in the field initially for 10 years. He will not be posted at the headquarters. The officers will be posted in the field initially for 10 years. He will not be posted at the headquarters.

Recent train derailment incident in Andhra PradeshAfter addressing a meeting, Railway Board Chairman AK Lahoti had asked General Managers and Divisional Railway Managers across the country to personally visit the accident site and find a solution.

Field postings are important and demanding. It is more productive for the railways. It also prepares the young officers for the challenges they may face and helps them in their decision making. The officials said these things while sharing the thought behind the decision.

Decision makers are increasingly disconnected from the ground reality. “Early deployment on the ground will equip them with the ground reality. Furthermore, they will learn how to live in rural areas where even basic amenities are often missing.

It has also been said in the order issued by the Railway Board on February 21 thatAn officer may be posted to the Headquarters only in case of exceptional unavoidable reasons with the approval of the concerned General Manager.

Till and run the entire machinery from technical aspects to revenue collection. These officers are selected by the largest recruiting body, the Union Public Service Commission.