Adhoc promotion of Accounts Clerks as JAAs against Direct
Shri. R. ASHOK,
Sub : Adhoc promotion of Accounts Clerks as JAAs against Direct
This Association has been persistently demanding for promotion by long stagnated Accounts clerks to the grade of JAA against the DR quota vacancies.
Your kind self may be aware that in the past 15 years Direct Recruitment to the post of JAA has not been made at all purportedly in conformity with the Government’s ban on recruitment to fill up even the vacancies arising out of retirement. Unfortunately there has been no symptom for a change in the stance of Government. This has the following unpleasant consequences.
1. The ever increasing work quantum has to be managed by the depleted work force.
2. The narrow slit of 20% of the Accounts Clerks have to pass through to reach the grade of JAA has been blocked as the Section Officers, Accounts Assistants and others down the line could not move up as there has been all round stagnation.
3. Due to this, virtually there is little difference in the quantity and quality of work discharged by AAs, JAAs and Accounts Clerks. Accounts Clerks who are denied promotion are being forced to do the same work being done by the AAs. Incidentally it is pointed out that the improved pay scales granted to other Accounts Cadres was not extended to the Accounts Clerks cadre. This does not help Indian Railways to be tagged as a model employer.
This is precisely why AIRASA has been firmly highlighting the need atleast for making one time exemption for promoting the Accounts Clerks against Direct Recruitment vacancies.
If this is not feasible please arrange to issue instructions to Zonal Railways to promote the Accounts Clerks at least on adhoc basis till the Direct Recruitment to JAA cadre is made.