Procedure for Promotion in unified Cadre of Track Maintainers

Railway Board Letter No
E(NG)I/2012/PM5/1 dated 13.08.2013
Circular Subject
Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers

Railway Board vide letter No. 2010/CE-I(Spl)/GNS/15(Pt.) dated 17.08.2012 have issued instructions for restructuring/reorganizing staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways. In para 2 of the letter ibid it was indicated that instructions regarding norms/procedure for future promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers will be issued by the Establishment Directorate separately.

2.         Accordingly, it has been decided that existing eligibility conditions as applicable to the erstwhile category of Trackman/Trolleyman/ Watchman/Keyman in Civil Engineering Department  (P.Way) in PB-1, Grade Pay Rs. 1800 would continue to apply for future promotion to the newly created cadre of Track Maintainers(Grade III, II & I).

2.1       As regards the mode of promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers, the following principle may be adhered to:

S. No.


Pay Structure

Mode of Promotion


Track Maintainers-IV

PB-1, GP Rs. 1800

Entry Grade – Direct Recruitment, Compassionate Ground Appointment etc.


Track Maintainers-III

PB-1, GP Rs. 1900

Seniority/ Non-selection


Track Maintainers-II

PB-1, GP Rs. 2400

Seniority-cum-Suitability/ Non-selection


Track Maintainers-I

PB-1, GP Rs. 2800

Selection, through a Trade Test

3.         All other conditions applicable for promotion to next higher grade will also hold good for this cadre.

4.         The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this letter.

            Hindi version will follow.

            Please acknowledge receipt.

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shekhar sahebr…

Tue, 31/12/2013 - 10:11

I will join railway next month as a track man in group D post under largess rule. I want to promote myself from group D to C to B to A step by step ; tell me how will I reach there as my Education is appeard in Bsc Biotech Final year and I also done my MSCIT and web page designing course. Please reply me as soon as possible .