MSOP - Model Schedule Of Powers -2018
First MSOP issued in October, 2017. The revised MSOP issued in July 2018
What is Delegation ?
Entrusting of Authority, Power and Responsibility to another. (normally from a Boss to subordinate Manager) to carry out specific activities.
Process of distributing the work among Members in Organization. (Similar one is Head of the Family distributing the wedding work among the family members)
One of the core concepts of management leadership.
Shifting power as well as responsibility to team members.
Empowering frontline officials with adequate administrative financial powers.
What is Power ?
I can do anything in the World, if I have Power & Money. Am I right ?
MSOP is Initiative of Railway Transformation Cell
· Constituted by Railway Board on 09.03.2017.
· PED - Principal Executive Director is in charge of the Transformation Cell. Under him 8 Nodal Executive Directors work, drawn from different disciplines like Traffic, Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, S&T, Personnel, Accounts ,etc.
It hires young professionals — MBAs, BTechs, CAs — from the private sector to assist.
It overrides all the other existing Directorates for issuing the orders/circulars duly taking the approval of CRB and other related Member.
During the last two years, four directorates have been created to look into specific areas. These include ,non fare revenue, mobility, environment and heritage.
Achievements of Transformation Cell so far:
1. Model SOP - in delegation of more powers to DRMs and other branch officers.
2. Uniformity of provisions in Works, Earnings & Services contracts
3. New GCC
4. Re engagement of retired staff and officers
SOP of SCR is a template for MSOP.
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Negative Powers to GMs
Top of all rules mentioned in Finance Code Volume I – Chapter V – Annexure II is “without previous sanction of the higher authority (i.e., Railway Board)”
GM’s powers available in I R Finance Code -Chapter V -Annexure II – stated in Negative sense
Example: S.N. 4 - To the creation of Work charged posts of above JA Grade against Construction/ Survey/ Scrap Sales / M&P estimates . Interpretation is GM may have powers to the creation of Work charged posts up to JA Grade against the above estimates only.
Another example: S.N. 10(c) - To the grant of reward in excess of Rs. 5,000 in each individual case. Interpretation is “GM may have powers to grant or reward up to Rs. 5,000 in each individual case.
Salient features of MSOP 2018
Additional Delegation as per local requirements
More powers to DRMs and Branch Officers like Station Directors
If no PHOD is posted, the CHOD can exercise the powers of PHOD
AGM can exercise the powers of GM unless the transaction requires personal sanction of GM
Miscellaneous matters including CTIs, IT, PR.
Part G of this document contains the SOP for RPF which includes the latest delegations for RPF in March 2018, over and above those existing in Section C (Miscellaneous) of this SOP.
Powers delegated to DRMs are generally the same for CWMs (in SAG).
Principal Chief Security Commissioners (PCSC) of RPF will exercise the powers available to PHODs for matters concerning them.
Similarly, the ADRMs (NFSAG) will exercise the same powers as ADRMs (SAG).
Also, the branch officers in Senior Scale (Independent Charge) will exercise the same powers as available to divisional officers in JAG/SG.
A branch officer is an officer in the division who directly reports to DRM and is to be treated as independent incharge for all purposes.
Also, wherever CWMs are in SS/JAG/SG, the CWE or concerned SAG officer in HeadQuarter will exercise the same powers as applicable to CWMs (in SAG) for matters pertaining to workshops/depots.
The Station Directors and the Administrators of the Central Hospitals, both in JAG/SG, will exercise the same powers as available to Branch Officers.
Wherever finance concurrence is not required, it has been specifically mentioned. Wherever nothing is mentioned it should be presumed that finance concurrence is required.
Sources for MSOP:
Indian Railways Codes and Manuals
Circulars issued by various Directorates like Commercial,Transformation Cell etc
GM’s Negative powers as per Annexure II to Chapter V of IR Finance Code Volume One
Parts of MSOP
Need of MSOP
Setting up of a Benchmark
Uniformity across all Zonal Railways in implementation of decisions (especially officers who are transfer from one Zonal to another Zonal Railway frequently)
Simplification of procedures / work process on IR
Familiarity of the orders, rules and procedures for the Officers on transfer from one Rly to another
Procedure for issue of Correction Slips to MSOP
Respective PHODs shall initiate the proposal for correction.
DGM(G) is the nodal officer for MSOP
Proposals received from PHODs will be examined by DGM(G) and process for finance concurrence
After finance concurrence, the draft correction slip is vetted
DGM(G) will issue Correction Slip/Corrigendum with the personal approval of GM
If it’s direct delegation, correction can also be issued without the consent of the department
Corrections can also be issued by the Rly Bd
Some Important delegation of powers to GMs & DRMs
Last, but not least, MSOP (having 420 pages) is not meant for “By Heart”. It is just a Reference book.