The Railway Ministry has stopped promotion of officers in two of its secretarial services after alleged irregularities were pointed out by the Finance Ministry. A scam had come to light in two lesser-known services – Railway Board Secretariat Service (RBSS) and Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service (RBSCS) – where promotions were being made allegedly without following due procedures and bypassing Union Cabinet’s jurisdiction. Terming it as a “serious lapse”, the Finance Ministry had written to Railways to “revoke” its decision for promoting these officials through cadre restructuring. Following this, Railways decided to stop the whole exercise.
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