NEW DELHI: In a significant development, the Indian Railways on Friday informed that it has decided to re-designate the post of ‘Guard’ as “Train Manager” with immediate effect.
"The issue of change of designation of Trains Guard to "Train Manager" is being demanded for quite some time," a statement from the Indian Railways said.
"The demand was raised as the designation 'Train guard'' had become outdated and in society, common man draw reference that he/she may be a guard in some private form etc, it said.
In the GSR, Trains Guard is virtually a Train In-charge of the respective train. "It would, therefore, be quite appropriate that the existing designation of Trains Guard be changed to "Train Manager", which would be a dignified designation for them without any financial implication, so that, they can also lead a respectful life in the society," the statement added.
"The revised designation is more in consonance with their existing duties and responsibilities and will improve the motivation level of Guards now Train Managers,'' the Railways further said in a tweet.
Indian Railways has decided to redesignate the post of "Guard" as "Train Manager" with immediate effect.
The revised designation is more in consonance with their existing duties & responsibilities and will improve the motivation level of Guards now Train Managers. pic.twitter.com/dNSsnYormd
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 14, 2022
The revised designations will not entail any change in their pay levels, method of recruitment, existing duties and responsibilities, seniority and avenues of promotion, a statement from the Indian Railways said.
As per revised guidelines, an assistant guard will now be called assistant passenger train manager, and the goods guard will be called goods train manager.
Senior goods guard has been re-designated as senior goods train manager, senior passenger guard is now senior passenger train manager.