Indian Railways Redesignates Train Guards As ‘Train Managers’; Will It Impact Salaries, Duties?
New Delhi: Train “guard” have been redesignated as “train manager”. This long-standing came into effect on Thursday.
The Railway Ministry said the new designation of ‘train manager’ is “more in consonance with their existing duties and responsibilities” and will improve the motivation level of the employees.
The assistant guard would now be called as assistant train manager while the goods train guard would be called the “goods train manager’.
The Railways has also redesignated the senior passenger guard as senior passenger train manager while mail and express train guard have been redesignated as “mail or express train manager”.
The ministry, however, clarified that the pay levels will remain unchanged after redesignation and so also the method of recruitment, seniority and avenues of promotion. “The revised designations will not entail any change in their pay levels, method of recruitment, existing duties and responsibilities, seniority and avenues of promotion,” the circular issued to the general managers (GMs) of all zones said.