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Revised pay scale of Master Craftsman (Sr.Technician) in the Railways




RBE No.205 / 2009
dated 25.11.2009


The General Managers/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
(As per Mailing lists)

       Subject: Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules,2008- Schedules for Revised Scales of Pay.


Reference Note 6 of Borad's letter No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 31.10.2008 (S.No.PC-VI/41 & RBE No.162/2008), advising that the recommendations of 6th CPC regarding revised pay scale of Master Craftsman (Sr.Technician) in the Railways is to be referred to Fast Track Committee and pending decision of the Government normal replacement pay structure (viz PB-2,Grade Pay Rs.4200) would apply. Thus above category/existing Master Craftsmen (Senior Technician) would continue to be separate from that of Jr.Engineers in identical revised pay structure, asper the position already existing.

2. Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendation of the Fast Track Committee by the Government the President is pleased to decide that the above Note 6 may be read as follows:- The category of Sr.Technician in the present (pre-revised) scale of Rs.5000-8000 placed in Revised Pay Structure Pay Band PB-2 Grade Pay Rs.4200 would continue to be operated as part of Artisan Cadre as per prescribed % age distribution separate from that of Jr.Engineers in the revised pay structure PB-2 GP Rs.4200." This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.


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