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Personnel Department Group ‘B’ Posts Syllabus

RBE No. 133/2014, No.E(GP)2013/2/24, dated 02.12.2014

Syllabus For 30% Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) For Promotion To Group ‘B’ Post Of ‘APO’ In Personnel Department:

PAPER-I

Part I: (Official Language & General Knowledge): 50 Marks

Part II (Professional Subject): 100 Marks

Professional Subject:

1.     Constitutional Provision of Right to Employment under Article 16 & 17 of the Constitution of India.

2.    Manpower Planning & Recruitment:

(a)    Manpower Planning, surrender and creation of posts, work charged posts, temporary posts, supernumerary posts, vacancy bank etc Zero-based calculation of requirement/ creation.

(b)    Recruitment:

(i)    Recruitment at various levels and methods of recruitment

Functioning of Railway Recruitment Boards.

Recruitment at Zonal Railways including recruitment of artisan staff. Concept of Lead period, normal attrition while placing indent.

Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) – role and functions.

Appointment of land losers, compassionate ground appointments, Sports quota appointments, Cultural quota and Scouts & Guide quota appointments etc.

Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS).

(ii)  Recruitment to various Group ‘A’ Railway Services

(iii) Direct recruitment quota as well as quota for recruitment for Intermediate grades.

(iv) Reservation in recruitment, horizontal and vertical reservation, reservation roasters etc.

        (c)    Apprentices Act, 1961 and its implementation.

(d)   Absorption of medically De-categorized staff in alternative posts.

(e)    Concept of Deputation, Foreign Service etc. and its impact on Pension, Foreign Service Contribution.

3.     Training and Development

(a)     Basic concept of training and human resource development.

(b)     Training and Development of Railway employees

i.    Training of Group ‘C’ employees.

ii.    Functioning of Zonal Training Schools and other training institutions.

  iii.   Training of Gazetted Officers in Railways as well as non-Railways institutions.

   iv.   Various Railway Training Institutes like NAIR, IREEN etc.

(c)      Future developments in Railways, the changing roles of Railway personnel and the need for on the job training, multi skilling etc.

4.    Pay and Allowances

(a)       Preparation of Pay Bill, Computerization   of Pay Bill, AFRES, PRIME, I-Pass Concept etc.

(b)      Pay in the Government i.e. Pay bands, Grade pay etc.

(c)      Principles of pay fixation in case of appointment and promotion. Pay fixation in case of functional and non functional promotions etc

(d)     Fundamental Rule (FR) & Fixation, Instances of pay protection etc.

(e)      Various allowances admissible to the Railway employees including allowances to the running staff.

5.     Seniority and Promotion

(a)     Rules regulating determination of seniority and procedure for promotion against selection and non-selection posts.

(b)     Provision of reservation for Schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees. Maintenance of various reservation rosters.

(c)     Relaxations available to SC/ST candidates for promotion in safety and non-safety category posts and procedure for de-reservation of posts.

(d)    Performance appraisal (APAR), procedure, maintaining of records, communication of adverse comments etc. Impact of Vigilance investigation during and after Selection.

(e)    NBR, sealed cover procedure etc.

6.     Organization and Role of Personnel Department, its functions and objectives, Schedule of Powers in Establishment Matters. Maintenance of records-Service Registers, Personal Files and   preparation of claims of Pay Bill, etc. Computerization of records and personnel management functions (Human Resource Management System) – benefits, challenges and implementation. Computerization of official record and its retrieval.

7.      Loans and various advances admissible to the Railway employees and conditions thereof, PLB, TA Rules etc.

8.      Disciplinary & Appeal Rules (1968), Railway Services Conduct Rules (1966) & Schedule of Disciplinary Powers. Various judgements of Supreme Court on D&AR (1968) and Railway Services Conduct Rules (1966)

9.     Pass Rules.

10.    Retirement benefits:

(a)     Pension Rules (new and old), Provident fund rules, Leave encashment rules, Gratuity rules etc.

(b)      Retirement benefits under different circumstances (superannuation, voluntary retirement, resignation, dismissal, technical resignation etc).

(c)      Impact of Disciplinary & Appeal Rules, penalties etc on retirement benefits.

(d)      Pension adalats, timely settlement and redressal of grievances related to settlement.

(e)      Retirement benefits under Provident Fund & Pension rules and Schemes of Financial Settlement.

11.   Leave Rules and joining time.

12.   Reimbursement of tuition fees and legal expenses

13.    Medical assistance to Railway employees and  retired Railway employees. RELHS & its membership.

14.    Right to Information Act, 2005.

 

PAPER-II

Part I (Establishment Rules & Financial Rules): 50 Marks

Part II (Professional Subject): 100 Marks

Professional Subject

  1. Industrial Relations, Recognition of Trade Unions and dealing with unrecognized Trade Unions/ Associations Industrial disputes, their causes, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, provisions of Industrial Disputes Act and functions of Labour Enforcement Officers and Labour
  2. Labour legislations viz, Factories Act, its applicability to Workshops and other Railway establishments, Special Rules for Workshop staff in Railways. Payment of wages, Workmen’s Compensation Act, ex-gratia payment, incentive bonus scheme, Minimum Wages Act, etc.
  3. Contact Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1972, Sexual Harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013.
  4. Service Law, CAT, High Courts, Supreme Court and effective handling of court cases, filing of Review Petitions, SLP, engagement of Advocates and payment of fees to them and their related issues.
  5. Engagement of casual labour and substitutes, policy and procedure thereof.
  6. Grievance redressal mechanism, Staff Welfare, Staff Benefit Fund. Consumer Co-op. Societies, medical assistance, Workers’ Education Scheme, Societies and educational assistance.
  7. Hours of Employment Regulations, conducting of job analysis payment of overtime, etc.

 

Syllabus For Selection To The Group ‘B’ Post Of ‘APO’ Against 70% Selection:

 Establishment Rules & Financial Rules: 50 Marks

Professional Subject:  100 Marks

Professional Subject:

1.       Personnel department on Indian Railways, Legal framework, industrial laws, industrial relations and grievance redressal system:

a.      Organization and Role of Personnel Department, its functions and objectives, Schedule Of Powers in Establishment Matters

b.      Service law, CAT, High Courts, Supreme Court and effective handling of court cases, filing of Review Petitions, SLP, engagement of Advocates and payment of fees to them and their related issues.

c.      Labour legislations viz, Factories Act, its applicability to Workshops and other Railway establishments, Special Rules for Workshop staff in Railways, payment of wages, Workmen’s Compensation Act, ex-gratia payment, incentive bonus scheme, Minimum Wages Act, etc.

d.     Hours of Employment Regulations, conducting of job analysis, payment of overtime, etc

e.      Engagement of casual labour and substitutes, policy and procedure thereof. Contact Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1972, The Sexual Harassment of Women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal Act, 2013).

f.     Recognition of Trade Unions and dealing with unrecognized Trade Unions/ Associations Industrial disputes, their causes, strikes, lockouts, layoffs, provisions of Industrial Disputes Act and functions of Labour Enforcement  Officers  and Labour courts.

g.     Grievance Redressal mechanism, Staff Welfare, Staff  Benefit Fund, Consumer Co-op. Societies, medical assistance, Workers’ Education Scheme, Societies,  educational assistance.

2.       Manpower planning, methods of recruitment in Railways:

a.     Manpower planning, surrender and creation of posts, work charged posts, temporary posts, supernumerary posts, vacancy bank etc.

b.    Recruitment:

   (i)     Recruitment at various levels and methods of recruitment:

     Functioning of Railway Recruitment Boards.

                            Recruitment at Zonal Railways including recruitment of artisan staff.

RRC, its roles and functions.

Appointment of land losers, compassionate ground appointments Sports quota appointments, Cultural quota and Scouts & Guide quota, appointments etc.

Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS)

(ii)     Various Gr ‘A’ organized services and recruitment to organized Gr. ‘A’ Railway Services.

(iii)     Direct recruitment quota as well as quota for recruitment for intermediate grades.

(iv)      Reservation in recruitment, horizontal and vertical reservation, reservation rosters  etc.

c.    Apprentice act and Implementation of Apprentices Act.

d.    Absorption of medically de-categorized staff in alternative posts.

3.     Training and Development: Basic concept of training and human resource development. Training and Development of Railway employees with emphasis on the following aspects:

(a)   Training of Group ‘C’ employees.

(b)   Functioning of Zonal Training Schools and other training institutions.

(c)    Training of Gazetted Officers in Railways as well as non-Railways institutions.

(d)   Various Railway Training Institutes like NAIR, IREEN, IRITM, IRISET etc.

(e)   Future developments in Railways, the changing roles of Railway personnel and the need for on the job retaining, multi skilling etc.

4.     Pay and Allowances: Preparation of Pay bills. Pay and allowances in the Railways  i.e. Pay bands, Grade pay etc. Principles of pay fixation in case of appointment and promotion (functional and non functional promotions etc) Instances of pay protection etc. The various allowances admissible to the Railway employees including allowances to the running staff. Reimbursement of tuition fees and legal expenses. TA rules, Loans and advances admissible to the Railway employees   and conditions thereof, PLB, etc.

5.      Seniority and promotion:

  (a)      Rules regulating determination of seniority and procedure for promotion against selection  and non-selection  posts.

  (b)      Provision of reservation for schedule Caste and Scheduled Tribe employees. Maintaining of reservation roasters.

  (c)      Other relaxations available to SC/ST candidates in safety and non-safety category posts and procedure for de-reservation of posts.

  (d)     Performance appraisal (APAR), procedure, maintaining of records, communication of adverse comments etc.

  (e)      NBR, sealed cover procedure etc.

6.      Retirement benefits:

(a)      Pension rules (new and old), provident fund rules, leave encashment rules, Gratuity rules,

(b)      Retirement benefits under different circumstances (superannuation, voluntary retirement, resignation, dismissal, technical absorption etc),

(c)      Impact of Disciplinary & Appeal Rules, penalties etc on retirement benefits,

(d)      Pension adalats, timely settlement and Redressal of grievances related to settlement,

(e)      Retirement benefits under Provident Fund & Pension rules and Schemes of Financial Settlement.

7.      The Disciplinary & Appeal Rules, (1968), Railway Services Conduct Rules, (1966) & Schedule of Disciplinary Powers.

8.      Pass Rules, Leave Rules and joining time. Medical assistance to Railway employees and retired Railway employees.

9.      Computerization of records and personnel management functions (Human Resource Management System) – benefits, challenges and implementation.

10.     Right to Information Act, 2005.

11.      Official Language Policy and Official Language Rules.

[Authority: RBE No.133/2014, No.E(GP)2013/2/24, 02.12.2014]

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