Importance of Empanelment in 70% Selection for Group ‘B’ Post Promotions

The Ministry of Railways in India has issued a circular regarding the formation of extended panels for selections/LDCEs (Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations) for the promotion to Group ‘B’ posts. The circular, addressed to the General Managers of Central Railway in Mumbai and Eastern Railway in Kolkata, refers to the letters received from the respective railway zones.

Formation of extended Panels for Selections/LDCEs for promotion to Group ‘B’ post



New Delhi, dt:- 03.07.2023

The General Managers (P),
Central Railway, Mumbai
Eastern Railway, Kolkata
(Kind Attn.: PCPOs)

Sub.: Formation of extended Panels for Selections/LDCEs for promotion to Group ‘B’ post

Ref.: (i) Central Railway’s letter No.P/CR/260/Extended Panels dated 16.06.2023.
(ii) Eastern Railway’s letter No. CPO/8C/GroupB/CBT/30%/2023 dated 21.06.2023

With reference to Zonal Railways’ aforementioned letters, it is advised that in terms of extant -instructions contained in Board’s letters no. E(GP)/6/2/96 dated 3.6.1977, 3.8.1977 & E(GP)86/2/61 dated 10.1.1990, the candidates empanelled through 70% Selection will rank senior to those selected through the 30% LDCE.

  1. Therefore, those empanelled in the ‘Extended Panel’ of 70% Selection will be placed above the candidates empanelled through 30% LDCE irrespective of their date of joining the Group ‘B’ post.

(Meenakshi Saluja)
Dy. Director, Estt.(GP)-III
Railway Board
Ph. No. 23047250
Email ID-meena.1964[at]


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