The Indian Railways on Friday announced its decision to redesignate the post of ‘Train Guard’ as ‘Train Manager’
“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“The demand was raised as the designation ‘Train guard” had become outdated and in society, common man draw reference that he/she may be a guard in some private form”, it said.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.
The revised designations will not affect their pay levels, recruitment methods, existing duties and responsibilities, seniority, or promotion opportunities, a statement from the Indian Railways said.
An assistant guard will now be referred to as an assistant passenger train manager, a goods guard will be referred to as a goods train manager, Senior passenger guard has been re-designated as senior passenger train manager, and senior goods guard has been referred to as senior goods train manager according to revised guidelines.