Nine hundred officers of Indian Railways have a reason to cheer.
The Union Cabinet under the Prime Minister’s Chairmanship has approved the cadre review of eight Group A services in Indian Railways.
These are Indian Railway Accounts Service (IRAS), Indian Railway Personnel Service (IRPS), Indian Railway Traffic Service (IRTS), Indian Railway Service of Engineers (IRSE), Indian Railway Service of Electrical Engineers (IRSEE), Indian Railway Service of Mechanical Engineers (IRSME), Indian Railway Stores Service (IRSS) and Indian Railway Service of Signal Engineers (IRSSE).
The review was pending since 2012 according to a statement. Also approved was the encadrement of the post of Member (Staff), a cadre post for IRPS besides re-designation of Director Generals belonging to Stores, Signal & telecom and Safety to Member (S&T), Member (Materials Management) and Member (Safety).