Railway Awards - Reforms
The entire Award ecosystem (complex process) has been revised.
Introduced from 2023 onwards
Withdrawn Cash component (except in posthumous cases, which would be Rs.50,000 /- per case at National Level only)
E-self nomination through HRMS (Human Resources Management System)
Details of the Award screening committee will be made available in the Public domain.
Yes to the System of Rollover Shields to Zonal Railways for excellence in a particular field.
Yes to the System of Department-wise Rollover Shields in Zonal Railways for excellence in a particular field.
No Awards at the level of Head of Department (PCE, PFA, PCCM etc)
No Group Awards
Normally, Group C staff and erstwhile Group D staff may be nominated for Awards. In exceptional cases, Officers up to SG (Selection Grade) i.e., JTS, STS, JAG & SG may be nominated for Awards. However, SG officers in Non-Functional SAG (NFSAG) are also eligible provided they remain in SG till 16th April.
Nominations - only in favour of Officers/staff working in the Field, unless an exception in a real sense could be made in respect of Officers/staff working in Offices.